Fatherhood is god’s gift and the effort a man puts to be a great father is by all means very important and crucial. Upanayanam, a traditional samskara, literally means “the act of leading” is a tradition passed by the father to his son, to make him take lead in life.
Rahul Narayanan was cheerful in his Upanayanam function and so was his family. The happiness he exuded was captured in every frame. The Ganesha seated in the midst of the pooja offered his unhindered blessings. As Rahul was adorned with the dark pink garland, it was sea of rituals that followed. Every soul present in the occasion looked happy on Rahul’s life event.
Rahul’s father sat beside and ceremony proceeded in a grand way. The young boy was invested with his holy thread and was taught the basic lessons of his life, of leading, by chanting the Gayathri, the holiest of all mantrams.
Every moment you were there for me, my father, you mean the world of admonition.
Every deed you have done for me, my father, and your love has every nuanced definition.
As the ceremonies came to a close, Rahul was carried by his uncle on his shoulder. We never blinked to capture the moment. The relatives lined up to take a photo session. The happy faces were happily captured. The happy smile of Rahul with the twig of Arasamaram in his hands provided for a memento that shall evoke the nostalgia of his Upanayanam ceremony.