Why are new clothes worn on an auspiscious day?

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1. Auspicious beginning to wearing of new clothes

The scriptures have stated specific actions on the perspective of a person while wearing new clothes and how to derive benefit at the spiritual level.

  • An auspicious beginning to wearing of new clothes should be done on festivals.
  • New clothes should be worn after placing them in front of the Deities.
  • Before wearing new clothes, offering them to others to wear.

1.1 Reasons for auspicious beginning to wearing of new clothes on a particular day

On specific days like the festivals, the Principles of specific Deities descend onto the earth and are active in a higher proportion. By wearing new clothes on such days, the clothes absorb the frequencies of the Principles of the Deities and become Sattvik. The subtle-bodies of a person are purified by these frequencies and he also becomes capable of absorbing them. He also benefits from such Sattvik clothes all around the year.

1.2 Underlying science in placing new clothes in front of the Deities before wearing them

When we first offer each object to God and then accept it as His Prasad, we get the benefit of the Chaitanya present in it.

1.3 Underlying science in offering new clothes to others to wear first

Hindu Dharma teaches how to live a life devoid of attachment and associated with Brahman. Through actions like wearing of new clothes, attachment towards the clothes can be created in a person’s mind. To prevent this, the scriptures have advocated that new clothes be offered first to someone else to wear. Offering the clothes first to someone else to wear amounts to worshipping the Deity’s Principle in him and then wearing them considering them to be a Prasad of the Deity.

Whom to give and whom not to give the clothes to wear first?: New clothes should not be given first to a person who is severely distressed by negative energies. When such a person wears the clothes, distressing frequencies are absorbed and accumulated in the clothes. After this, when a person wears the same clothes, he can be distressed by these frequencies. As against this, by giving the Sattvik new clothes to a spiritually evolved person to wear first, provides the benefit of Sattvikta through the clothes.

As stated earlier, it is more beneficial to keep the new clothes in front a Deity, praying for obtaining Chaitanya through the clothes and then wearing them.

1.4 Underlying science in washing brand new clothes, before using them

During its production, a cloth goes through many hands. As a result, the ability of the clothes to absorb Sattvik frequencies is less. When they are kept in a shop for sale, the clothes are touched by many. This may increase the possibility of attack of negative energies. As a result, there is a possibility of the person suffering distress. Hence, we should wash the new clothes before wearing them. Washing the new clothes enhances their ability to absorb the Sattvik frequencies and make them free flowing.

Effects of unwashed and washed new cotton clothes:

Unwashed Washed
1. Proportion of attack by
negative energies (%)
15 10
2. Ability to emit
    Chaitanya (%)
10 15
3. Effect on the person
wearing the clothes
A tingling sensation
in the hands and feet
Pleasant jolts

Effects of unwashed and washed new silk clothes:

Unwashed Washed
1. Proportion of attack by
negative energies (%)
10 8
2. Ability to emit
    Chaitanya (%)
15 20
3. Effect on the person
wearing the clothes
Experiencing pressure
of warm energy on the
Kundalini chakras
Experiencing the spreading
of heat frequencies, due to
the Tej in the flow

2. Effects of wearing used clothes

According to the Vishnusmruti, used clothes must not be worn without washing them. Wearing soiled clothes increases the possibility of the body suffering from various diseases and the mind being afflicted with Asattvik thoughts. Contact with washed clothes helps increase the Sattva in the body and the person progresses towards the spiritual aim.

2.1 Effects of wearing unwashed and washed cotton clothes

A sheath of the person’s Raja-Tama predominant thoughts and the Raja-Tama frequencies present in the external atmosphere is created on the cotton clothes used by him. Wearing such clothes increases the possibility of distress due to negative energies. However, washing used cotton clothes destroys the sheath of the Raja-Tama frequencies on them.

Unwashed Washed
1. Possibility of attack by
negative energies (%)
30 20
2. Ability to emit
    Chaitanya (%)
5 8
3. Effect on the person
wearing the clothes
Numbness in the body
due to activated Raja-
tama frequencies
Experiencing restlessness
due to frequencies of
flowing chaitanya

2.2 Effects of wearing unwashed and washed silk clothes

Unwashed Washed
1. Possibility of attack by
negative energies (%)
20 15
2. Ability to emit
    Chaitanya (%)
8 10
3. Effect on the person
wearing the clothes
Experiencing heat in the
body due to the Raja-
tama predominant Tej
in the clothes
Sweating as a result of
the Chaitanya
frequencies flowing
through the clothes

2.3 Effects of wearing unwashed clothes

  • Black covering is created around the clothes.
  • Raja-Tama predominant thorny particles spread through the body of the person wearing unwashed clothes.
  • The clothes emit black frequencies.
  • Pessimistic thoughts arise in the mind of the person and he feels depressed.
  • Raja-Tama particles spread in the environment.
  • Negative energies may get attracted towards the person in the form of odour and complex bonds are created around him.

2.4 Effects of wearing washed clothes

  • Shakti and Chaitanya particles spread in the body of the person wearing washed clothes.
  • The black sheath around the mind and the intellect of the person is removed and he feels cheerful.
  • Sattvik thoughts arise in his mind.
  • A protective sheath of Chaitanya is created around the body of the person.
  • Negative energies move away from the person.

2.5 Effects of wearing unwashed clothes with perfume sprayed on them

  • Spraying perfumes makes the clothes fragrant only at a gross level; at the subtle level, however, the Raja-Tama frequencies present in them are not destroyed.
  • Raja-Tama frequencies are attracted towards artificial fragrance. These frequencies spread in the person’s body and clothes and destroy the Sattvikta present there.

Hence, the attacks by negative energies may be more on the person wearing perfumes.

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