Samuhika Yagnopaveetha Dharana & Upakarma will be organised at Alkapuri Sri Sringeri Jagadguru Mahasamsthanam, Hyderabad on 29 August 2015.
This event is conducted under the aegis of Dr Bachampalli Santoshkumar Shastri (Sringeri Sharada Peetham Asthana Pouranikulu, Pouranika Kesari).
8 AM to 12 Noon, 29 August 2015
Sri Sringeri Shankara Matham, Road number 11, Alkapuri, Hyderabad – 35
Brahma Sri Krathubrahma Sri Koride Chandrashekhara Sharma (Dharmapuri) and Brahma Sri Puli Sitarama Sharma Avadhani (Chennur).
Contact Numbers of Program Coordinator – Vinod Kumar Mahavadi
7799779901 / 9000013755
Upakarma is an ancient annual Vedic ritual followed by Brahmins in Shravan month or Bhadrapad month (August – September) depending on the Veda they follow or read. Changing of Yagnopaveetha is the main ritual followed on Upaakarma day.
Upakarma means the ‘beginning’ in Sanskrit as it is the most auspicious day to start Vedic studies.
Rig Upakarma and Yajur Upakarma are observed in Shravan month whereas Sama Upakarma is observed in Bhadrapad month. Shravan Purnima is also observed as Hayagriva Jayanthi. To honor Lord Hayagriva, the protector of Chatur Vedas, Brahmins observe Upaakarma on Shravani Purnima day.