White Sacred Thread Janeu for Puja Made of Pure Cotton Mota Dhaga |
janeu or Janoi – three sacred and holy cotton threads is a symbol of spirituality, sacrifice, mother, role model etc. Wearing Janeu on the left shoulder represents three core ideas of Hinduism, focusing on the spiritual journey; don’t forget the responsibility towards the parent and spiritual teachers.
If the person wears ‘janeu’ around the neck like a garland, he is called ‘Niviti’. While going for daily ablutions or doing impure tasks, the holy thread must be raised and its upper part ought to be put behind the ear. Only Males can wear ‘janeu.
There’s a famous belief that wearing a Janeu will guard you against any negative energy or thoughts throughout your life. A scientific study has proved that those who wear a Janeu do not suffer much of a blood pressure problem compared to those who don’t.
The sacred thread or Yajnopavita (also referred to as Janeu, Jandhyam, Poonal, Munja and Janivara Yonya) has become one of the most important identifiers of the Upanayana ceremony in contemporary times, however, this was not always the case. Generally, this ceremony should be performed before the advent of adulthood.
In Indian society, brahmins wear different kinds of janeu. For instance, the brahmins wear threads made out of cotton threads made out of hempen