Hayagriva Jayanti


Hayagriva Jayanthi or Hayagriva Uthpaththi is observed on the full moon of Shravana month - Shravana Poornima. Lord Hayagriva is the God of wisdom and knowledge and an avatar of Lord Vishnu. This day is observed as Avani avittam, Yajur or Rig Upakarma day by Brahmin communities. Lord Hayagriva worship is highly ideal for students, scholars and vedic students. He is the Guru of Goddess Saraswathi, the goddess of education. He is an ocean of Knowledge, Wisdom, Strength, speed, a patron of all divine arts and Vedic sciences.

Hayagriva Jayanti 2023

Thu , 31st Aug 2023

Significance

The word HayaGriva or Hayagreeva is translated to Haya-horse: griva/greeva- neck in sanskrit. He is also called as Hayasirsa in some Puranas. Lord Vishnu took this avatar to restore the Vedas from the Asuras-demons. Worship of Hayagriva dates back to 2nd century BC. Lord Vishnu had just taught Brahma about creation of life forms through Vedas. Brahma after learning the techniques, got super embossed into the practice and became head strong, His pride started to overpower him. Lord Vishnu to teach a lesson to Brahma about his pride and ignorance, created two demons by the name Madhu and Kaitapan to steal the Vedas from Lord Brahma. Brahma rushed to Lord Vishnu after losing the Vedas and pleaded mercy for his unnecessary pride and ego.

He realised that his pride and ego has resulted in ignorance. Lord Vishnu appeared in the form of Hayagriva to recover the stolen Vedas. He killed the demons and returned the Vedas to Brahma. He appeared along with his consort Lakshmi to offer blessings to all celestial beings, Brahma and Lord Shiva and people on earth. He is the presiding deity for all knowledge, and he is the one who imparted knowledge, intellect, and wisdom to Goddess Saraswathi.

Rituals

Wake up early morning preferably before sunrise, Physical purification followed by mental purification through chanting mantras. Meditate on Lord Hayagriva during the Saandhya Time- 6.20-6.50AM. Clean worship altar of the house for pooja and prayer rituals. Set up the idol of Hayagriva or Lakshmi Hayagriva on a dias, perform hydration ceremony- abhishekam for the idol at home, perform pooja- chant Hayagriva Lakshmi Stotram, Hayagriva Stuti, offer flowers and offer a sattvic dessert like Hayagriva Maddi as an offering. Visit Lord Hayagriva temple in the evening, offer flowers or archana-Sound ceremony. We can donate for academic causes or sponsor educational needs of a poor student.

Benefits

  • Observing Hayagriva pooja blesses us with analytical skills and makes us highly intuitive.
  • This vrat can enhance memory power, focus and concentration 
  • Lord Hayagriva also blesses us with wealth, abundance and prosperity 
  • Students and learners when observe Hayagriva Jayanthi, they can successfully eliminate fear of exams, tests, and competitions.

Hayagriva Jayanti festival dates between 2019 & 2029

Year

Date

2019

Thursday, 15th of August

2020

Monday, 3rd of August

2021

Sunday, 22nd of August

2022

Friday, 12th of August

2023

Thursday, 31st of August

2024

Monday, 19th of August

2025

Saturday, 9th of August

2026

Friday, 28th of August

2027

Tuesday, 17th of August

2028

Saturday, 5th of August

2029

Friday, 24th of August

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