Yajur Veda Upakarma 10th August 2014
The Annual Festival of Upakarma will be held on the 10th August 2014 at Srimatham.
This festival marks the beginning of of the Veda Study year. It is obligatory upon all dvijas to change their sacred threads (upavitam) on this day and to perform Tarpana for all the Rishis. All those who have taken upanayana (intitation with the gayatri mantra) should attend. The ceremony consists in making atonement for all lapses in Dharma practice and transgression of the rules and obligations of being a dvija, and a reconfirmation of our committment to spiritual study and practice.
The ceremony will start sharp at 7am - please arrive by 06:30 to be seated. RSVP
Perform bath and Sandhya Vandana before coming.
Please bring the following items with you:--
- yajnopavitam if you have your own, otherwise one will be supplied.
- Panchapatra and Uddharini
- Tray to catch water
- You can download the procedure and text from here:--
Srivaishnava Yajur Veda Upakarma Prayoga download
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