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Upakarma / Avani Avittam

The Ritual that Signifies the Commencement of Vedic Study

  • Significance
  • Procedure for Observing Yajur Upakarma
  • Procedure for Observing Rg Upakarma (tentative)
  • Dates for 2001 (just updated)
  • Rg Upakarma:
  • Saturday, August 4
    (consult local experts to confirm this date)
  • First-timers see the important note below
  • Yajur Upakarma:
  • USA: Friday, August 3
  • Singapore: Saturday, August 4
  • India: Saturday, August 4
  • Sama Veda (consult local experts to confirm these dates):
  • USA: Wednesday, August 21
  • Singapore: Wednesday, August 22
  • India: Wednesday, August 22
  • Gayatri Japam (all Vedins)
  • Saturday, August 4
  • For first time Rg Veda upAkarmins (talai AvaNi aviTTam)

    For first time upAkarmins of Rg Veda, there may be a 'doSa' this year that moves the date of their upAkarma to the next SravaNa. Please consult elders and vidvans and see if this applies. Note that Gayatri Japam, Yajur Veda, and Sama Veda upAkarma is unaffected by this and should be performed on the dates mentioned above.

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