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Avani Avittam is a traditional Tamil brahmin festival practiced by men in the house. In Tamil word, Upakarma means “Arambham” – Beginning to study Veda. Difference Veda performs Avani Avittam on different days. We follow Yajur Veda and perform Yajur Upakarma in the month of Aada/ Avani according to the Tamil calendar (August-September), on the day of the full moon (pournami). For Sama Veda brahmins it comes in the day prior to full moon day ( Chaturthi day).
What is special about Upakarma?
On the Avani Avittam day, Brahmin men and boys (who had upanayana) take a hair bath, change the sacred thread and wear a new holy thread. After the gents change their sacred thread (poonal), we take aarathi. We are yet to perform upanayana for my son but every year we put Kalla poonal for my son. In Tamil sacred thread is referred to as ‘Poonool,’
When is Yajur Upakarma on 2021
According to USA calender Yajur Upakarma is on August 21 in the USA for Yajur veda. In India, it is celebrated on August 22, 2021, for Yajur Veda.
All Vedas do Gayathri Japam on the same day. Gents chant “Gayathri Mantram” 1008 times. One variety of Payasam is prepared on Gayathri Japam day.
Food on Avani Avittam
Unlike other festivals, Upakarma doesn’t have a particular offering.