Samuhika Yagnopaveetha Dharana & Upakarma will be organised at Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Stotra Parayana Kendram, Tatti Annaram near Bandlaguda, Nagole in Hyderabad on 26 August 2018.
This event is conducted under the aegis of Dr Bachampalli Santoshkumar Shastri (Sringeri Sharada Peetham Asthana Pouranikulu, Pouranika Kesari).
8 AM onwards, 26 August 2018, Sunday
Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Stotra Parayana Kendram, Tatti Annaram near Bandlaguda, Nagole, Hyderabad – 500068.
Brahma Sri Puli Sitarama Sharma Avadhani (Chennur).
Contact Numbers of Program Coordinator – Vinod Kumar Mahavadi (9000013755), Harkara Vijaya Sudarshan Rao (7386859168), Harkara Sudarshan Rao (9440562651).
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.