For the purification of the mind and body and the protection of the child, all the deities are invoked in water through the chanting of the manthras and this water is poured over the child, during the Uthakashanthi.
The father places the sacred thread across the child’s left shoulder under the advice of Guru. The sacred thread consists of three strands signifying Brahma, Vishnu and Siva. This represents also Jnana, karma and Bhakti. Next Moonji a gridle made out of Munja grass is tied around the waist of the child. This is to protect his purity and to keep evils away.