Yajurveda Upakarma 2022 Date, Time, Significance, and More

Yajurveda Upakarma 2022: Yajurveda Upakarma or Avani Avittam is a well-celebrated Vedic ritual for the Brahmin community. If you are wondering what is Yajurveda Upakarma 2022, you are at the right place. Read on to find out more about Yajurveda Upakarma 2022

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Yajurveda Upakarma 2022 Date, Time, Significance, and More
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Yajurveda Upakarma 2022

Since Avittam is one of the 27 Nakshatras, the word Avani is a reference to the Tamil month. The Avani Avittam ceremony is observed by Brahmin communities all across the world with complete devotion. On this day, the Yajur Vedic Brahmins start their six-month Yajur Veda reading period. Brahmins get a holy thread on Avani Avittam, when it is thought that the third eye (eye of wisdom) opens. In Orissa, Maharashtra, and the southern states of India, Avani Avittam, also known as "Janeyu Purnima" or "Jandhyala Purnima," is observed with great fervor.

What is Yajurveda Upakarma?

Upakarma, which means commencement or Arambham, alludes to the ceremonial start of learning Veda. On Upakarma Day, Brahmins perform Shrauta ceremonies along with changing their Upanayana thread in addition to studying the Vedas. The Vedic rite of upakarma is still carried out by Hindus of the Brahmin community. Yajurveda adherents do the Upakarma on the day of the full moon in the Shravan month, or on Shravana Purnima. On Shravana Nakshatra day in the month of Shravana, those who practise the Rigveda observe the Upakarma. Therefore, the day to perform Upakarma may vary for Yajurveda and Rigveda devotees. In Tamil Nadu, Upakarma is referred to as Avani Avittam. It is known as Thalai Avani Avittam for people who perform their first Upakarma.

Why is Yajurveda Upakarma Called Avani Avattam?

Avani Avittam, also known as "Upakramam," which means "starting" or "commencing," signifies the start of vedic learning and is a key ceremony for the Brahmin population in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. It is observed on the old Hindu calendar's Shravan Purnima (full moon day), which is also the day of Raksha Bandhan in North India.

Rituals During Yajurveda Upakarma

A sacred vow, or "Mahasankalpam," is made on the day of Avani Avittam to atone for the sins committed the previous year. At this moment, sacred mantras are sung.

At dawn, Brahmins rise and perform a holy bath. Brahmins don a new sacred thread known as "Janeyu" or "Yajnopavit" on Avani Avittam. Vedic mantras are sung during this crucial rite, which takes place on Avani Avittam. It is typically a neighbourhood celebration that takes place beside a river or pond.

Yajurveda Upakarma 2022 Date

Year Date
2019 Thursday, 15th of August
2020 Monday, 3rd of August
2021 Sunday, 22nd of August
2022 Thursday, 11th of August
2023 Wednesday, 30th of August
2024 Monday, 19th of August
2025 Saturday, 9th of August
2026 Thursday, 27th of August
2027 Monday, 16th of August
2028 Saturday, 5th of August
2029 Thursday, 23rd of August

Yajurveda Upakarma 2022 Date And Time

Specifications Details
Sunrise 11 August, 2022 06:05 AM
Sunset 11 August, 2022 06:58 PM
Purnima Tithi Begins 11 August, 2022 10:38 AM
Purnima Tithi Ends 12 August, 2022 07:05 AM

Yajurveda Upakarma Significance

The Avani Avittam celebration marks the start of a new cycle of Vedic study. According to Hindu mythology, today is particularly fortunate since it was the day that Lord Vishnu took on the form of Lord Hayagriva, the God of knowledge. The Vedas were restored to Lord Brahma by Lord Hayagriva. The Hayagriva Jayanti holiday is also observed on this day.

For Yajur, Sama, and Rig Vedic Brahmins, Avani Avittam is of utmost importance. Avani Avittam is also observed as a day of thanksgiving to the Rishis for their spiritual wisdom and to the ancestors for their continued presence. Gayatri Japam is observed the day after Avani Avittam.

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Yajurveda Upakarma 2022 - FAQs

1. What is Rig Veda Upakarma?

Rig Vedic Upakarma is observed on that day of Shraavana month which has Shravana nakshatra and falls in the sukla paksha (waxing moon period).

2. Is Avani Avittam today?

Avani Avittam is celebrated on August 11, 2022

3. Is Yajurveda Upakarma and Avani Avittam the Same?

Yes, Avani Avittam and Yajurveda Upakarma are the same. 

4. When is Yajurveda Upakarma is 2023?

Yajurveda Upakarma is celebrated on 30th of August in 2023

5. Why is it Called Yajurveda Upakarma ?

Avani Avittam, also known as "Upakramam," means "starting" or "commencing,"