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Sacred Thread

\Sacred Thread, English Words\
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Definition

The Sacred Thread is a thin consecrated cord, composed of distinct cotton strands, worn to symbolize a Hindu coming of age. The sacred thread is known by many names (varying by region and community), such as Poita, Janeu, Lagun, Yajnopavita, Yagyopavit, Yonya and Zunnar.

Usage

Ambi: Why is your bowling so poor today? Is your arm hurting?
Thambi: No man. I forgot to adjust my sacred thread after my morning puja. It is coming in the way.
Ambi: So why don't you adjust it now?
Thambi: What? In front of all these people? They'll make fun of me.
Added 2012-02-21 by IndianInCowboyCountry

Root

English

Region

All India