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Male, Hindu Dweejs (Brahmins) and Ascetics adorn the auspicious Yagnopavit. This Yagnopavit thread is sacrosanct, and gives strength and power to perform the Yagna ceremony. It hangs around the torso diagonally from the left shoulder to the right thigh. Persons eligible to adorn the Yagnopavit are given an initiation at the age of eight, after which he commences his study of the scriptures. Ascetics are given the sacred thread upon initiation as a Sant.
In the Swaminarayan Faith, the ritual changing of the sacred thread is performed each year on Bhadarva Sud 2. In the supreme Karan Satsang, the ceremony is performed before Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj in the village of Kadi.
This year, this auspicious date fell on Friday 10 September.
Acharya Swamishree and sants travelled to Kadi and performed the Mahapooja ceremony before the Lord. He then bathed Shree Harikrishna Maharaj with panchamrut before giving new sacred threads to all the Sants and disciples who adorn this sacrosanct symbol.