It is a highly auspicious day for the Brahmin community. The ritual is also referred as Shravani. It is also a day for traditional Vedic studies. Recitation of the Vedas on this great day is highly beneficial. In , date of Upakarma is August 5.
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It is a highly auspicious day for the Brahmin community. The ritual is also referred as Shravani. It is also a day for traditional Vedic studies. Recitation of the Vedas on this great day is highly beneficial.
In , date of Upakarma is August 5. Gayatri Japam is on August 6. Every year, the festival of Avani Avittam falls on the full moon day of the month of Hindu calendar month of Sravan August-September.
People in India celebrate this important Hindu festival with great enthusiasm and spirit. Shravan Purnima is an auspicious day for the Brahmins because on this day Lord Hayagriva, the protector of the Vedas, was born. Lord Hayagreeva also referred as the God of wisdom and knowledge.
The Lord had restored the Vedas to Brahma on this day, hence the festival signifies the beginning of the reading of the Yajur Veda one of the four Vedas for the next six months. It is said that the third eye, that is the eye of wisdom opens on this day.
When the Brahmin boy is invested with this holy thread, symbolically his third eye, or the eye of wisdom, is opened. This festival of Upakarmam reminds the wearer of the sacred thread of its glorious spiritual significance. Brahmins also offer libations of water to their ancestors to whom they owe their birth and to the great Rishis to whom they are highly indebted for their spiritual knowledge and the Vedas themselves.
A Mahasankalpam or a vow is taken for the expiation of all the sins in the past year. Thereafter Brahmins take a Holy water dip and wear a new holy thread called Yajnopavit or Janeyu.. There are four Vedas and accordingly there are different sects of Brahmins who follow these four Vedas.
Avani Avittam or Upakramam is followed by Brahmins who read Yajurveda. Thereafter, Kaanda Rishi tharpanam is performed with the help of family priest or elders. As per the rituals, all the male members should have a light meal at night. The Homam is performed either in the house or in temples and the Arti is performed after everyone returns home. The other Vedic Brahmins too follow the ceremony of Avani Avittam in the same month of Shravana, but on different days.
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Mamo partha samastha duritha kshya dwara sri paameshwara preethyartham Sroutha smartha vihitha sadachara nithya karmaanushtanaa yogyatha sidhyartham brhma teja abhivrudyartham yagnopaveetha dharanam karishye. Yagnopaveetha dharana maha manthrasya Trushtup chanda touch below nose Paramathma devatha touch heart e. Yagnopaveetha dharane viniyoga Wear Poonal one by one by reciting poonal should be held by both hands, the tie in the poonal being held above by the right hand facing upwards Yagnopaveetham paramam pavithram praja pathe, Yat sahajam purasthad aayushyam Agriyam prathi muncha shubram yagnopaveetham balamasthu theja. After wearing all poonals one by one do Aachamanam g. Remove the old poonals and break them to pieces by reciting Upaveetham bhinna thanthum jeernam kasmala dooshitham, visrujami jale punarbrahman varcho deergayurasthu me.
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Grolmaran Then again this Bhasratha Kanda is blessed with many holy avami and holy places. I meant only the house arrest. By this tharpanam we satisfy the rishi sages of Soma moonAgni fireViswaan devan all gods looking after earthetc. Before I realised it, we zvittam on the threshold of August, which is a month full of festivals after a lean period of a couple months. Recite three times with folded hands Om namo brahmane namosthwagnaye nama pruthwyai nama oshadheebhya namo vaache namo vaachaspathaye namo vishnave bruhathe karomi.
Hours which are past midnight are suffixed with next day date. In Panchang day starts and ends with sunrise. Yajurveda Upakarma Upakarma means beginning or Arambham and it refers to the ritualistic beginning of learning Veda. Apart from learning Vedas on Upakarma day, Brahmins ritually change their Upanayana thread along with Shrauta rituals. Upakarma which is a Vedic ritual is still practiced by Hindus of Brahmin community.