Sisyopanayana literally means ‘The act of Leading or Enlightment’. The rite of passage symbolizes the leading or drawing towards the self of a child, in a school by a teacher.
It is a ceremony in which a guru accepts and draws a child towards knowledge and initiates the second birth that is of the young mind and spirit.
Sisyopanayana is an elaborate ceremony that includes rituals of Lord Dhanvanthari homa and pooja involving the family, the child and the teacher being conducted in the college campus every academic year.
Upanayana is one of the traditional samskaras that marked the acceptance of a student by a guru and an individual entrance to a school in hinduism .The sacred thread ‘YAGNOPAVETHA’ is received by the student during this ceremony that he continues wearing across therafter as the blessings from the teacher and lord Dhanvanthari