Janeu is a sacred strand of threads worn by orthodox male Hindus, which includes Brahmins, Kshatriyas, and Vaishyas. Janeu has been a part of the Hindu culture for a very long time now. Temples are one of the most common places, in Indian society, where one can observe brahmin or the priest wearing a Janeu. In this post, let’s try to answer a few of the most common questions about this sacred thread. one needs to take proper care of this thread and maintain its sanctity. Its sacredness could get affected if not appropriately worn or changed in case of any inauspicious event. For example, in case of any birth or death in a family, the old janeu is replaced with the new one within a few days after that event.
In Indian society, brahmins, kshatriyas, and vaishyas wear different kinds of janeu. For instance, the brahmins wear threads made out of cotton, the kshatriyas wear threads made out of hempen, and the vaishyas wear threads made out of wool.