or sacred cord
: a cotton thread with which a Hindu youth of the three twice-born castes and some Sudras is invested at the ceremony of initiation (as at the age of from eight to twelve) and which is worn constantly thereafter from the left shoulder across the body to the right
* * *Hinduism.a cord worn by Hindus of the three upper castes as a sign of being twice-born or initiated into the Vedas.
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