Sama Upakarma 2018 (Samaveda Upakarma) is an auspicious for those who follow Samaveda. In 2018, Rigveda Upakarma date is 11 September.
There is not much confusion with the date of Sama Upakarma 2018, as almost all calendars mentioned it as 11 September. Hindupad suggests the devotees to follow the suggestion of local pundits / local panchangams.
Sama Veda Upaakarma is followed by Sam Vedi Brahmins in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka.
Samaveda Upakarma is generally observed on Hasta Nakshatra day in Bhadrapada Month (Aavani Masam).
Upakarma consists of two parts. Upakarma (action Redemption) and Uthsarjana (learning of Vedas). These help the already learnt Vedic chants shine with great vigor. Any actions done with such strengthened Vedic chants , would give good and better results. Due to our using Vedic chants for various purposes as well as our not being in a position to follow all the rules, make such chanting of Vedas very weak. So it is necessary to do Upakarma and Uthsarjana every year.
Here the detailed procedure for Samaveda Upakarma is given along with Mantras, Slokas, Vidhanam, etc..