Hayagriva Jayanti or Hayagreeva Jayanthi, also known as Hayagriva Uthpaththi, is the day to celebrate the birthday of Lord Hayagriva, the god of wisdom and knowledge as per Hinduism. In 2020, Hayagriva Jayanti date is August 3.
On Hayagriva Jayanthi, Upakarma is performed in South Indian States – Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamilnadu and Kerala. Upakarma festival is known as Jandhyala Purnima in Andhra Pradesh, Yajur Upakarma or Rig Upa Karma in Karnataka and Avani Avittam in Kerala and Tamilnadu.
Why Avani Avittam or Upakarma or Jandhyala Purnima is observed on Hayagreeva Jayanti?
Hayagriva is the protector of the Vedas. Avani Avittam or Upakarma is changing or wearing sacred thread, Gayathri, (Yagnopaveetham or Jandhyam in Telugu, Poonal in Tamilnadu and Janivaara in Kannada. It is an ancient Vedic ritual followed to date by Brahmins in South India. As the protector of the Vedas, Hayagreeva was born on this day of Shravana Paurnami, this day is observed as Upakarma.
Students worship Lord Hayagriva on this day for betterment in theri studies. Lord Brahma is also worshipped on the day. The day after the Upakarma is observed as Gayathri Japa day.
Panchang, 3 August 2020
प्रमादीचा नाम संवत्सर, श्रावण मॉस, शुक्ल पक्ष, पूर्णिमा तिथि, उत्तराषाढ़ा नक्षत्र, प्रीती – आयुष्मान योग, बव करण |
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:02 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 19:03
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)19:10 Chandrastama (Moonset)00:00
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Purnima – 21:27
Nakshatra Uttara Ashadha – 07:19
Yoga Priti – 06:39
Skipped Yoga : Ayushman – 29:47*
Karana Bava – 21:27
Purnimanta Month Sraavana
Amavasyanta Month Sraavana
Shaka Samvatsara: Sharvari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Pramadicha
Rahu Kalam: 07:39 – 09:17
Gulika Kalam: 14:10 – 15:48
Yama Gandam: 10:55 – 12:32
North Indian Hindi Calendar – Shravan Mahina 2077 (Sawan Maas)
Malayalam Calendar – Karkidakam Month 1195 (Karkidaka Masam)
Kannada Calendar – Shravana Maasa
Tamil Calendar – Aadi Month (Aadi Masam)
Bengali Calendar – Shraban Mash 1427
Nepali Calendar – Shrawan Maas 2077
Telugu Calendar – Shravana Masam (Shravanam)
Marathi Calendar – Shravan Maas
Gujarati Calendar – Sawan Maas
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Karka
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Makara
Amrita Kalam 21:24 – 23:04
Abhijit: 12:06 – 12:59
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 11:27 – 13:07
Durmuhurthams: 15:35 – 16:27
Hayagriva Jayanti in Previous Years
In 2019, Hayagriva Jayanti date is August 15.
In 2018, Hayagriva Jayanti date is August 26.
In 2017, Hayagriva Jayanti date was August 7.
In 2016, Hayagriva Jayanti date was August 17.
In 2015, Hayagriva Jayanti date was August 29.
In 2014, Hayagriva Jayanti date was August 10.
In 2013, Hayagriva Jayanti date was August 20.
Hayagriva Jayanti 2012 date was August 2.