Yajur Veda Upakarma 2018 (Avani Avittam) is an auspicious for those who follow Yajur Veda Upakarma – Shukla Yajurveda / Krishna Yajurveda.
In 2018, Krishna Yajurveda Upakarma date is 26 August and Shukla Yajurveda Upakarma is also 26 August.
There is not much confusion with the date of Yajurveda Upakarma 2018, as almost all calendars mentioned it as 26 August. Hindupad suggests the devotees to follow the suggestion of local pundits / local panchangams.
Yajur Veda Upakarma is generally observed on Shravana Pournami, the Full Moon day of Shravan Month. But this time, there is Pakshika Chandragrahanam on this day. And, according to some ancient scriptures, the day of Grahanam should be avoided for Upakarma.
Here the detailed procedure for Yajurveda Upakarma is given along with Mantras, Slokas, Vidhanam, etc..
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.