Upanayanam – a significant milestone for your child. Make it truly auspicious by conducting it at Adi Sankara Nilayam – the very ancestral maternal birth home of Bhagavan Adi Sankaracharya, where he was initiated into Vidyarambha and Upanayana.
‘Upanayana’ is one of 16 major samskaras and a significant milestone for your child. The ancient Apasthamba Sutra describes upanayana as a samskara or a purificatory rite that is performed to impart the sacred Gayatri mantra before the child is taken to the teacher for learning the Vedas.
This Vedic ceremony has two important aspects:
We welcome you to perform your child’s Upanayana ceremony at Adi Sankara Nilayam – the very ancestral maternal birth home where Bhagavan Adi Sankaracharya was initiated into Vidyarambha and Upanayana.
Venue of the ceremony: Gurudev Shrine – The Upanayana ceremonies can be conducted in Gurudev Shrine. This sacred shrine is a befitting tribute to Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda, a legend, a luminary and a sage who tirelessly carried the light of Sanatana Dharma. The shrine is in the temple complex and is used as a meditation hall as well as a facility for paduka puja, vidyarambha and upanayana functions and other private prayers.
Kitchen and dining facilities: The family can avail the facilities of the Annakshetra at CIF. If requested, a separate kitchen and dining hall will be made available to facilitate any special needs. In such a case, the family is suggested to arrange for their own catering services.
Donation: Following is the suggested donation for Upanayana ceremony to be conducted at Adi Sankara Nilayam. The donation is to be offered to Chinmaya International Foundation one month in advance.
Donation for additional guests
Non-AC room per person per day
For residents of India and other SAARC countries
For residents of other countries
This donation covers the venue, the use of the kitchen facility and accommodation for the Upanayana Yajaman’s family for two days.
Priests, Nadaswaram, decoration and other requirements for the function are to be arranged by the family. If required, the CIF team will help to co-ordinate the arrangements.
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