Upanayanam is a knowledge ceremony that is supposed to initiate the process of learning. The process of learning invokes intelligence that is ingrained in every mind. The invoking of intelligence makes us to gain more and more knowledge. Grasp leads to modesty and guides us to the path of wisdom.
The Samskaram performed for Abhinandh was full of substance and meaning. The blessings of the ancestors were evoked before the process of the ceremony. It is the ancestors, their spirits who bless us from heaven above gracing the occasion with all their good wishes and blessings.
The father figure stood modest giving his advice and experiences. Abhinandh vows to learn and obtain learning by performing his duties and responsibilities with all sincerity.
He held me, my Father, to walk and stand, and taking baby steps
Years of learning initiated by you, safes me from all those missteps
For all that I do, in earnest; I resolve to follow your footsteps
After the Upanayanam ceremony was over, Abhinandh and his friends had a wonderful evening. It was fun-filled and we captured the joy of boyhood. The silken kurta in gold laced with minimal floral embroidery and stone works was breath-taking and it suited Abhinandh well. We thought of capturing Abhinandh in his ethnic kurta would serve as a great memento to invoke a feeling of nostalgia.