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73
and tuck them away out of sight
into it. * to Spencer F.Q.II.iii.27. "Before
-- fee."
Uses : To tie the skeins of the
Yajñopavītam ^or of Sacred Thread of the
Brahmans. As to this see ^the Rev. J.E. Padfield:
"The Hindu at Home", ch5. (Simpkin,
Marshall & Co. 1896. Madras. Society for
Promoting Christian Knowledge.) The
youths thread consists of a single skein
as figured 56" in circumference when
triply coiled & knotted. The married man
wears 3 to 5 such skeins linked as
a chain ^but all laid together The Sacred Thread examined
by the writer for the purpose of
investigating the Brahma Knot proved
to be made of 4-strained rather coarse
cotton, which was unorthodox, though
Mr. Padfield, who was kind enough to
give it for this purpose, vouched for
its genuineness. There are frequent
references in [Mance?] and in many other
[p70.]

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