The procedure for yagyopavita dharan in accordance with Kaushika sutra [ Grihyasutra of Atharva veda ] is quite different from all other traditions , Somewhat it is parallel to procedure followed by Ashvalayan rigavedi nambothiris, Jaimineya samavedi nambothris .
Other Rigvedi , Yajur vedi ( both krishna & sukla ), Samavedi and Paipalada atharvavedis uses yagyopavitam paramam……. this mantra for wearing bramhasutra , whether it is mentioned in there Grihyasutra sutra or not . Even brahmans following ashwalayan sutra ( mostly Maharashtrin brahmans ), Jaiminyeya brahmans ( belonging to Varanasi ) uses same mantra even if it is not mentioned in there sutra. Only Nambothiri and some other traditions preserve original, authentic and standard procedure for wearing yagyopavita for the bramhans following such grihya-sutras where no mantra is prescribed for wearing yagnopavita.
* The most common procedure among all sects of brahmans as well as in both north Indian & south Indian tradition is to wear yagnopavit by use of mantra Yagyopavitam parmam pavitraaam . ..……It seems to be that this mantra is common to all brahmans.
The procedure given below is followed by my family tradition ,( recently I have confirmed procedure used by us and described by Darila bhashya on kaushika sutra.) .A parallel procedure is used by nambothiris of ashvalayan , jaimineya, vadhula sects, please refer to nambothiri website of Callicut trust.(url = http://www.nambothiri.com)
note-Procedure may differ according to sect, family tradition , guru-parampara, ( please refer to your elders / purohita / guru )
MamotpattA samasta dUrIta shya dwarA srI parmEshwar prITyArTham , shrOUt smArta karmAnUsthan adhIkAr siddhaYarTham bramaha teja vivardhanArham yagyopavita dhAran karIshyE ( KarishyamahE)
(1) Mantra prokshana:
Use the apohista mantra for prokshana of yagyopavita , and yourself .
Samskar of yagnopavita:
Till last century people use to make there yagnopavita at home and use to do these sanskara at the time of making but now we have to purchase yagnopavita form stores ,or we get them from temples, so it is compulsory to do these samskara before wearing it. First of all tantudeva avahan , granthi deva avahan and then rishi avahan is done
(1) Om OmkArAy namaH omkArAy Avahayami
(2) Om agnayE namaH agnayE Avahayami
(3)Om sarpEbhyo namaH sarpEbhyO Avahayami
(4) Om SomAy namaH somAy Avahayami
(5) Om PitrEbhyo namaH pitrEbhyo Avahayami
(6)Om prajApatE namaH prajApataye Avahayami
(7) Om anilaya namaH anilaya Avahayami
(8) Om yamay namaH yamay Avahayami
(9) Om vishwEdEvAy namaH vishwEdEvAy Avahayami
Granthi devta avahan
(1) Om BramhanE namaH BramhanE Avahayami
(2) Om VishnavE namaH VishnavE Avahayami
( 3) Om RudrAy namaH RudrAy Avahayami
: bramhA cha kashyapO vipraH sanakasch sanandanH | sanat-sanAtanO vipro nAradH kapilastathA ||
marichIR-atriH pulahH pulastayO gautamaH kratUH | bragUR-dakshaH prachEtascha vashishthO valmikIsThathA ||
dwaipayan bharadwAjaH shUko jaimini-rev cha| vidurathH shunashEpo jatUkarnascha rauravaH ||
aUrvaH svartakaH shukraH sUrAcharyO brihaspatiH | chandraH suryo budhaH srI- Man yagyasutrasya granthIshU|| thisthantU mama vamanshE vamaskhandhE aharnishaM |
Perform abhimantran of yagnopavita with following mantra .
( Bramha || Parmatmaa || Puro- usnika- Brahati )
Wear yagnopavit by Puting one yajnopavItam on at a time. To do this, Sit squatting (facing east. Hold the yajnopavItam with both hands, with your right palm facing up over your head, and your left palm facing the ground.
The top of the brahma-mudi (knot) should be on your right palm and should be facing right. .
A bramhachari should wear one and a snataka wears two scared tread.
Recite pranava 10 times and wear yagyopavita.
” OmkArasya BramhA rishI,
DevI gAyatrI chhandA,
yagyopavIta dhAranE vinIyogA ”
recite OM (× 10 )
A grahasta should wear two yagyopavita one by one by abhimantran , then reciting pranava 10 times .Again repete it for second yagyopavita. (for second add
Discard old yagyopavita by reciting these mantra :
UpavItaM Bhinna*-TantUm jIrnaM kashmal dushitaM | VisrUjAmi punarbramhan varcho dIrghayU AstU mE ||
(* chhinam is also a patha )
Recite gayatri for 10 times.( 10 for each yagyopavita i.e. grahasta has to do 20 times )
Again perform achman and do samarpan.