Samaveda Upakarma


Samaveda Upakarma is observed on the Hastha Nakshtra of the Kanya Masa (Bhadrapada month). On Samaveda Upakarma day, Brahmins who follow Samaveda ritually change their yagnopavitham thread along with Shraddha rituals.

Samaveda Upakarma 2023

Mon , 18th Sep 2023

Significance

On Samaveda Upakarma, the male members of the Brahmins family who follow Sama Veda change their sacred thread. This sacred thread called Yagnopavitham. The Holy thread is believed to pave way for the third eye opening. Third eye – eye of wisdom awakening process is well supported by the Vedas. Avani Avittam is an opportunity to pay gratitude to Sages, Saints and Rishis for the spiritual knowledge and ancestors of their won lineage for their existence and blessings.

Rituals

Samaveda Upakarma is the most auspicious day in the Brahmin community who follow Sama veda. Men wake up early, take a holy dip in the river or in temples ponds. Then make a Mahasankalpa or a vow for the sacrament of all the sins in the past. Then a prayer is recited for cleansing away all sins and to be receptive to the divine blessings to perform the basic duties of a Pure Brahman as prescribed in the Vedic texts. While wearing the new sacred thread, another mantra is chanted signifying the sheer purity of the holy thread, which is inseparable from the mighty Lord and a perfect tool to lengthen earthly life, to impart strength and dignity. Parallelly, while removing the old sacred thread, a specific mantra is recited that signify cleansing of old energy patterns and marking new beginning. The old yagnopavitham is placed under a tree in a garden or discarded into a holy river. This day symbolizes retrospection and a chance to reexamine life for a new beginning.

Performing Tarpanam -ancestral rituals to our ancestors to who we owe our birth and to the great Maharishis to who are highly indebted for spiritual knowledge and the Holy Vedas.
Holy Saints affiliated to Sama veda sects also change their Janoi on this day.

Sama Veda Upakarma Procedure

Sama Veda upakarma procedure is an extensive process and differs from the other upakarma process of Rig and Yajur Vedas. It holds two main parts, Upakarma – renewal of Yagnopavitham and Uthsarjana – learning vedas. This upakarma essentially has ten important steps in the following order

  1. 1
    Panchagavya sammelanam
  2. 2
    Snana Mahasankalpam
  3. 3
    Brahmayagnam
  4. 4
    Punyaham
  5. 5
    Rishipooja (Uthsarjan Karma)
  6. 6
    Deva,rishi, Pithru Tharpanam
  7. 7
    Ghata Poojai
  8. 8
    Yagnopaveethadhaaranam
  9. 9
    Vedarambam
  10. 10
    Kankanadharanam

Some people perform only three important steps from the above ten.

  1. 1
    Snana maha Sankalpam
  2. 2
    Brahma Yagnam
  3. 3
    Yagnopaveetha dharanam

Benefits

  • This day is an opportunity to strengthen the vedic chants and to reap best benefits through them
  • It is also a day to pay our gratitude to the great Maharishis and yogis who wrote Vedas for the goodness of humankind

Important Timings On Samaveda Upakarma

Sunrise

18-Sep-2023 6:18 AM

Sunset

18-Sep-2023 6:24 PM

Tritiya Tithi Begins

17-Sep-2023 11:09 AM

Tritiya Tithi Ends

18-Sep-2023 12:39 PM

Samaveda Upakarma festival dates between 2020 & 2030

Year

Date

2020

Saturday, 22nd of August

2021

Friday, 10th of September

2022

Tuesday, 30th of August

2023

Monday, 18th of September

2024

Friday, 6th of September

2025

Tuesday, 26th of August

2026

Monday, 14th of September

2027

Friday, 3rd of September

2028

Wednesday, 23rd of August

2029

Tuesday, 11th of September

2030

Sunday, 1st of September

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