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 2021, Hayagriva Jayanti date is August 22.
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, 22 August 2021
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 05:54 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 06:53 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 07:10 PM
Chandrastama(Moonset) : No Moonset
Tithi : Purnima upto 05:31 PM Pratipada
Nakshatra : Dhanishtha upto 07:40 PM Shatabhisha
Yoga : Shobhana upto 10:34 AM Atiganda
Karana : Vishti upto 06:12 AM Bava upto 05:31 PM Balava upto 04:57 AM, Aug 23 Kaulava
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Weekday : Raviwara
Shaka Samvat : 1943 Plava
Chandramasa : Shravana – Purnimanta Shravana – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2078 Aananda
Gujarati Samvat : 2077 Paridhavi
Abhijit : 11:58 AM to 12:50 PM
Amrit Kalam : 09:34 AM to 11:07 AM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 05:16 PM to 06:53 PM
Yamaganda : 12:24 PM to 02:01 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 03:39 PM to 05:16 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 05:10 PM to 06:02 PM
Varjyam : 02:48 AM, Aug 23 to 04:23 AM, Aug 23
Hayagriva Jayanti in Previous Years
In 2020, Hayagriva Jayanti date is August 3.
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.