upanayana उपनयन

Definition: noun (neuter) application (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))bringing (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))employment (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))introduction (into any science) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))leading or drawing towards one's self (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))that ceremony in which a Guru draws a boy towards himself and initiates him into one of the three twice-born classes; one of the twelve Saṃskāras (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))the act of leading to or near (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))

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