Janai Poornima: The thread of security and purity | Hamro Patro

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Janai Poornima: The thread of security and purity

The paddy plantation is now on its edge, Flatlands to the deep "GairiKhet", I believe that plantation is over now. Bhadaure Dhan, earliest paddy breed have probably blossomed.

Now the convoy of festivals has started to come to add more joy in the happy time after planting. It's time to sigh after planting, festivals adds a different color to life.

The festival of happiness, especially the colorful rachis has added sparkle to the shops. And if you are a sister, you bought it for your brothers? And what kind of gifts do the brothers have for their sisters today?

 Every festival has its significance and context like some are festivals commemorating the importance of soil, the festival of water, and today it is a festival of thread and bondage in Janapurnima. The thread is bondage, a bond of holiness and security.
 According to Hindu tradition, Brahmins and Kshatriya men have been wearing Yajnopavit, i.e. Janai. After chanting the Gayatri mantra in the ears of the boy (Batuk) by the Guru-Purohit after performing the ritual vratbandha karma, it is accepted that the Guru Purohit has prepared the mantra by placing it under the right hand on the left shoulder with a firm resolve to follow the path of

In this way, all the 6 raw threads (6 yarn threads) of the mantra is made by tying two separate knots and putting them all in one place.

 A tradition of changing Janai annually to this day is accustomed from the ancient time. Of the six crests of the two crests in Janai, the three cords in one crest are considered to be Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwar and the three cords in the other crest are considered to be the sum of karma, worship and knowledge.

The Mantra for today
"येन बद्धो वलीराजा दानवेन्द्रो महावलस् ।
 तेन त्वां प्रतिबध्नामि रक्षे मा चल मा चल ।।"

The defense (raw thread) that bound the great king of demons, Vali, I will bind you with the same thread, this defense bond will protect you forever.

Today is also called Gumpunhi in Nepali. The Newa community celebrates this day as "Punhi of Gunla Mahina" meaning "Gumpunhi". On this occasion, a statue of Dipankar Buddha and other related statues called 'Bahidya: Boyegu' are displayed in Bahal Vihar in the inner city of the Kathmandu valley.

 According to Hindu tradition, it is believed that doing so will bring goodness. Some of them go to the Guru Purohit themselves or go to the temple to tie the Rakshabandhan. It is also customary to take out the thread tied and wrap it around the tail of a cow, later if one feels like untying the thread.

On this day, sisters tie colorful threads and flowers on the right wrists of their brothers and wish them longevity and success. Rakhi is very popular in the Tarai region of Nepal, India, Bangladesh, and other countries and the importance of this festival is very high.

Nowadays, it is customary for the son-in-law to go to the in-laws and change Janai. Today, religious gatherings are being held at Pashupatinath of Kathmandu, Kumbheshwar Mahadev of Bhaktapur, Gosainkund of Rasuwa, Gangasagar, Dhanush Sagar of Janakpur, Dudhkund of Solukhumbu, Halesi of Khotang, Dansadhu of Jumla, Nagarkot and other Mahadevsthan and Trivenidhams.

Especially in the community of Brahmins, Kshatriyas, or any other Vedic religion followers, it is celebrated on the full moon by putting mantra integrated sacred Janai from the hands of Brahmin priests.

Remember that wearing the mantras of Yajnopavitas is believed to give direct energy to the Savitha, i.e. the Sun God, and to increase the physical, mental, and spiritual strength by chanting the Gayatri mantra.

At the same time, after wearing the Yajna, one is qualified to become the doer and engineer of all eternal deeds. Nowadays, Vedic Sanatan Dharma is considered as an ethnic basis and untouchability, which is just a very narrow frustration.

Yajnopavit acts as a passport to the Brahmanpath, but Brahmanpath is not a path to birth but a path to karma. The Brahmanical path is the path of spiritual purity, goodness of the whole world, and study.

Brahmins should not be seen only as caste, language, and creed. Regardless of one's religion or ethnic background, one can adhere to the Brahmanical path of study and spiritual purity. May we all be protected and stay positive.

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The festival is made up of two words, namely "Raksha" and "Bandhan." As per the Sanskrit terminology, the occasion means "the tie or knot of protection" where "Raksha" stands for the protection and "Bandhan" signifies the verb to tie. Together, the festival symbolizes the eternal love of brother-sister relationship. Sisters tie colorful threads on their brothers' wrists and put dots of vermilion paste on their brothers' foreheads while praying for them to live a long life. Brothers, in turn, give their sisters gifts-usually a piece of jewelry or clothing, or perhaps some money-while promising to protect them throughout their lives. In families where there are only boys or only girls, a friend or relative is asked to act as a brother or sister during the festival.

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Kwati day: A specific dish

A special dish that should not be missed in this festival is "Kwati" made from soaked and sprouted beans. In Nepal language, Kwati means 'Kwa:' which means hot dish, 'Ti' means liquid. Nine types of beans compose this exclusively nutritious dish, this day is the day for this dish and taste.
The green sprouted beans are cooked and eaten especially as a liquid vegetable and it is also an important flavor of the day. Kwati has its way of cooking, some cook that as it is and some mix meats and other vegetables to it.

Today, there is a belief that if you eat Kwati, you will get rid of various diseases related to digestion. A special type of Kwati eaten by the Newar community is called "Nwangi".
Whether in the country or abroad, with family or outside the family, either you believe in any religion or not? May Janai Poornima touches you with the wave of purity. May this ancient culture of the raw thread continue as a symbol of unconditional love, harmony, and protection for all.

Sanskrit Diwas
World Sanskrit Day is celebrated on Janai Purnima every year to bring the objective importance of Sanskrit language to the public and to research the vast knowledge in Sanskrit literature, to motivate the intellectual community towards it, and to inspire students to study the Sanskrit language. Since the Vedas are recited on the day of Shravan Purnima, the day of Sanskrit language which has a history of more than 5000 years, this day is celebrated as Sanskrit Day.

Today, World Sanskrit Day is being celebrated by organizing various programs to spread knowledge in the texts written in the Sanskrit language. World Sanskrit Day is being celebrated for the promotion and promotion of Sanskrit language. Even though the love for Sanskrit language is not so much in the youth of today, it is being celebrated with the idea of establishing the love of Sanskrit language among the younger generation. Today, various programs are organized for Sanskrit Jagran or awareness across the country.

Suyog Dhakal

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