This article on ANAVIL BRAHMINS is taken from the 1996 Diwali issue of the popular
Gujarati Magazine ABHIYAN. It describes the nature of Anavils. It also gives history
of some prominent Anavils. The title of this Article is ANAVIL BRAHMINO – MAKKAMTANU
BEEJU NAAM. It’s written by Sanjay Shah. We are grateful to the management of
ABHIYAN for this article.
SACRED THREAD CEREMONY
What we in Gujarat call “Janoi” is derived from the Sanskrit words “Upnayan” or “Yagnopavit”.
Yagnopavit is a joint word made of two fragments – Yagna and Upvitam. Yagna means a sacrificial ceremony and Upvitam means sacred thread. Therefore, Yagnopavit is a ceremony where sacrifices are pledged and a sacred thread is worn as a reminder of that pledge.
CORONARY DISEASE BY DR. PARULKAR
This is a very useful article for all citizens of Indian Origin. It describes PREVENTION OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE IN INDIANS.
HINDU RITUALS AND ROUTINES
This is a good educational article for young and mature audience. Ever wondered
Why do we fast?
Why do we have Prayer Room?
Why do we light a lamp?
Why do we do Aarti?
Why do we prostrate before Parents and Elders? and so on?
CASINO RAMA TRIP
49 members of Anavil Samaj went to Casino Rama on March 4, 2007. It was a fun filled day for those who participated.