sacred cord

noun

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • sacred thread — noun 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sacred prostitution — Sacred prostitution, temple prostitution, or religious prostitution is a practice of worship that includes hieros gamos or sacred marriage performed as a fertility rite and part of sacred sexual ritual. Contents 1 Ancient Near East 1.1… …   Wikipedia

  • sacred thread —    The sacred thread is a cord worn by upper caste Hindu males over the right shoulder, running across the chest and around the left side of the body. It consists of three strands before mar riage and six or more thereafter. This thread can be… …   Encyclopedia of Hinduism

  • sacred thread — Hinduism. a cord worn by Hindus of the three upper castes as a sign of being twice born or initiated into the Vedas. * * * …   Universalium

  • Confraternities of the Cord — are pious associations of the faithful, the members of which wear a cord or cincture in honour of a saint, to keep in mind some special grace or favour which they hope to obtain through his intercession. Contents 1 Antecedents 2 The… …   Wikipedia

  • Confraternities of the Cord —     Confraternities of the Cord     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Confraternities of the Cord     Pious associations of the faithful, the members of which wear a cord or cincture in honour of a saint, to keep in mind some special grace or favour… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • The Five Sacred Wounds —     The Five Sacred Wounds     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Five Sacred Wounds     Devotion. The revival of religious life and the zealous activity of St. Bernard and St. Francis in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, together with the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Hinduism — /hin dooh iz euhm/, n. the common religion of India, based upon the religion of the original Aryan settlers as expounded and evolved in the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, etc., having an extremely diversified character with many… …   Universalium

  • Izze-kloth — The Izze kloth or Medicine cord is a sacred cord worn by Apache medicine men that is believed to confer strength and special powers of healing to the wearer.[1] The izze kloth is usually made from strands of animal hide and its length punctuated… …   Wikipedia

  • ceremonial object — ▪ religion Introduction  any object used in a ritual or a religious ceremony.       Throughout the history of religions and cultures, objects used in cults, rituals, and sacred ceremonies have almost always been of both utilitarian and symbolic… …   Universalium

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