Plan your SamaVeda Upakarma / Avani avittam 2015 in Bengaluru-Timings and Locations

Posted on Sep 7 2015 - 9:58am by Swathi

Upakarma / Avani avittam is an important ritual for most of the Tamil and kerala Brahmin communities.In this Manmadha varusham  it falls on  15 Sep  2015 for those who practice Sama vedam. Taking this into consideration we have consolidated list of areas in Bengaluru where Upakarma for Sama Vedam for the year 2015 is being conducted along with the timings.Samaveda UpakarmaNow let’s understand the significance of these rituals.

Significance of Upakarma:
Upakarma means Karma that converts old to new. Human body does not have the capacity to hold the power of mantra japams done like (Gayathri, pariseshanam, sandhyavandanam, Rudram etc) for more than a year and the power will be lost on this day similar to expiry date for medicines.Hence to rejenuvate this power, sastram says those who practice sama vedam should  perform upakarma / avani avittam on Bhadrapada month and the Nakshatra on that day should be Hastham.In a way upakarma is done to restore all the mantras belonging to 3 vedams after doing shuddhi to these mantras. This crops up a question in our mind like how to get this done for ladies who have the power of strotras,panchakshari mantras etc.Sastram  says that a women is half of man and when man performs upakarma, mantras linked to his wife will get purified. So it becomes mandatory for a man to perform upakarma and if he doesn’t do upakarma then the power of mantras that his wife chants will be lost.

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Significance of Gayathri Japam:
Gayathri japam prayaschita(Gayathri mantra chanted 1008 times) is performed to get rid of the sins committed between the previous upakarma and the current upakarma . An interesting fact to note here is this ritual is celebrated on the same day by dwijas belonging to different vedams where as upakarma is observed on different days for different vedams.

To understand about the significance of doing sandhya vandanam please go through this link

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  1. Varadharajan September 13, 2015 at 4:55 am - Reply

    Good information and very useful for many residing in Bangalore

  2. subramanian iyer September 13, 2015 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    just felt wonderful and belonging as a samavedi.. based in our bendakalooru since birth…

    a nice share, let us all be ONE in ONE… to share and feel the belongings… maybe if possible, create an AGRAHARAM nearby bengaluru for us SAMAMS… hope it fructifys into reality..

    some builder, developer, entrepreneur in our SAMAM should take the lead..

    good wishes

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