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 2019, Hayagriva Jayanti date is August 15.
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, 15 August 2019
परिधावी नाम संवत्सर, श्रावण मॉस, शुक्ल पक्ष, पूर्णिमा तिथि, श्रवण नक्षत्र, सौभाग्य योग, बालव करण |
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:06 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:56
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)19:07 Chandrastama (Moonset)00:00
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Purnima – 17:58
Nakshatra Shravana – 08:02
Yoga Saubhagya – 12:01
Karana Balava – Full Night
Purnimanta Month Sraavana
Amavasyanta Month Sraavana
Shaka Samvatsara: Vikari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Paridhavi
Rahu Kalam: 14:07 – 15:43
Gulika Kalam: 09:18 – 10:55
Yama Gandam: 06:06 – 07:42
North Indian Hindi Calendar – Shravan Mahina 2076
Malayalam Calendar – Karkidakam Month 1195 (Karkidaka Masam – Ramayana Masam)
Kannada Calendar – Shravana Maasa
Tamil Calendar – Aadi Month (Aadi Masam)
Bengali Calendar – Shraban Mash 1426
Nepali Calendar – Shrawan Maas 2076
Telugu Calendar – Shravana Masam (Shravanam)
Marathi Calendar – Shravan Maas
Gujarati Calendar – Shravan Maas
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Karka
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Makara – 21:28:45
Amrita Kalam 23:17 – 25:04*
Abhijit: 12:05 – 12:56
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 12:31 – 14:19
Durmuhurthams: 15:30 – 16:22
Hayagriva Jayanti in Previous Years
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.