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Avani Avittam Upakarma Dates Why Change of Dates Details.

There is confusion regarding the date/date for performing Upakarma,called Avani Avittam .

It is one of the major festivals for Brahmins,though all the three varnas,Brahmana,Kshatriya and Vaisyas must perform.

It is natural for us to get confused about Hindu Festivals,as ,I might add,to my regret,we are familiar with only English Calendar and not our calendar/s.

Hindu calendar follows both Surya Maanasa and Chandra Maanasa,that is Time calculated on the basis of Sun and Moon.

The Gregorian Calendar Calendar underwent a lot of changes,including changing the calendar on the whims of a Ruler(Julius Caesar).

It would be of interest to note that Britain was following Our Hindu Calender!

Now to Upakarma,Avani Avittam dates.

The Yajur Upakarma is to be celebrated on 6th September 2017,as the earlier day happens to be day when Grahana,Eclipse takes place.

Rig Upakarma August 28th,(Aadi12th),

Sama Upakarma,August 25th( Avani 9th),

This decision has been announced by Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt.
Generally,the Rig Vedis,Yajur and Samavedis perform on different days.

Details are given towards the close of this article.

Rigvedis generally follow Suryamaanasa and hence give importance to Nakshatra,in this case,Sravana Nakshatra.

Yajurvedis generally follow Chandra Maanasa,therefore they give importance to Thithi,the waxing and waning of the Moon.

So they perform Upakarma,Avavi Avittam on the Full Moon Day,Pournami.

However,one must remeber that by tradition,Upakarma is not performed if Grahana occurs on the Upakarma Day.

Next Nakshatra or next same Thithi is declared to be auspicious for performing Upakarma.

One may observe that Upakarma is basically equivalent to the beginning of Academic Year,that’s all.

That it should not be performed on Grahana day is something I do not find any Smriti mentioning it.

Readers may send information.

Smritis declare that any new endeavor or Auspicious activity undertaken on Grahana day would be successful and Mantras chanted during Grahana(Eclipse) would yield thousand fold result.

So this practice of changing days on account of Grahana seems not sound,barring the tradition.

For details on Vedic Syllabus and Upakarma.

Normally the child is sent for learning at the age of Five after Yagnayopaveeda ceremony to the teacher where the child stays and learns.

The period of study:

Nine years, called Adhama, not very auspicious,

Twelve Years,Madhyaman, Acceptable,

Eighteen Years,Uthamam, The best.

There were also people who were doing the Adyayana, or the learning of the Vedas, for thirty-six years or through out their Life.

One can remain a Brahmachari, without marrying through out Life learning the Vedas.

There were Two Terms in a year.

The First Term is called ‘Upakarma‘ Months.

The Second Term is for Seven moths called ‘Uthsarjanam or ‘Uthsargam’

One is reminded of Upakarma.

This is when the Upakarma term begins.

For Rig Vedis,Upakarma falls on the Sravana Nakshatra during th Sravan Month.

This period is between the Amavasya of Adi and Avani.

For Yajur Vedis. the Upakarma falls on the Full Moon , Poornima of Sravana month.

During the Mahabharata battle Lord Krishna artificially created an Eclipse to ensure the ‘Ritual Killing of  a Prince(Arjuna’s son, Aravan)

The Rig Vedis and the Yajur Vedis were performing the Upakarma on the Poornima Day..

This resulted in the change of days  in Thithis, the waxing and waning of the moon.

The next Nakshatra is Avitta.

So, the Upakarma was performed  in Avitta  with Poornima by the Yajur Vedis.

But Rig Vedis  stick to Sravana nakshtra.

Sama Vedis perform this Upakarma in the Pathrapad(Purattasi) in Hastha Nakshatra.

Mostly this falls on Ganesh Chaturthi day.

The Veda  teaching begins on the Upakarma Day.

Students will be taught Samhitas, Brahmanas, Aranyakas and Upanishads,

This shall continue till Pushya Monh, ‘Thai’ in Tamil.

The Term will end here by performing ‘Uthsarjan karma’

This will be performed on the Poornma or the Rohini Nakshatra that occurs before this Poornima.

Rig Vedis and Yajur Vedis follow this.

Sama Vedis end the term in Maaka Month Ppornima.

Uthsarjanam means’ leaving out’

The term ends here.

Next term begins from the Upakarma Day.

Here the Vedangas,the other Sciences will be taught, Astrology,Astronomy,Linguistics, etc,

Veda will not be taught in this period.’


Gayatri Kavacha Nyasa Details How To Chant Lord Narayana

Lord Narayana describes the inner meaning and procedures of the Gayatri Manta to Sage  Narada.

The Gayatri mantra is from the Rig Veda.

The Gāyatrī Mantra, also known as the Sāvitrī mantra, is a highly revered mantra from the Rig Veda (Mandala 3.62.10)

Narayana explains Gayatri from Yajur, Sama and Atharva Vedas.

I am providing the Armor of the Gayatri Mantra.

This forms the Nyasa.

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Goddess Gayatri.

This is the Kavacha one has before chanting the Gayatri Mantra.

Now hear the Risis, Chhandas, etc., of this Kavacha :–

Brahmâ, Visnu and Mahes’vara are the Risis;

the Rik, Yajus, Sâma and Atharva Vedas are the Chhandas;

the Paramâ Kalâ Gâyatrî of the nature of Brahmâ is the Devatâ;

“Tat” in Gâyatrî is the Vîja; “Bharga” is the S’akti; and “Dhîyah” is the Kîlaka; and its viniyoga (application) is in getting the Moksa (liberation.).

With the first four syllables touch the heart; with the next three letters touch the head;

with the next four letters touch the tuft on the crown of the head; with the next three

letters on the Kavacha; with the next four letters on the eyes and with the last four letters

make the Nyâsa, all over the body repeating “Astrâya Phat,” O Nârada! Hear now the

Dhyânam of Gâyatrî, that grants all desires.

The Gâyatrî Devî has five faces; one of which is of white colour; and the other four is of pearl, Vidruma, golden, and Nîlakântamani colour respectively.

Each face has got three eyes; on the head there is a crown of jewels and the digit of the Moon is shining there. Her body is composed of the twenty-four tattvas.

She has ten hands :– On the top right and left hands there are two lotuses; lower down, there are disc and conch shell; lower down, there are rope and skull; lower down, there are noose and goad; and on the bottom hands right and left she is making signs of “No fear” and “ready to grant boons.”

Thus meditating on S’rî Gâyatrî, one is to recite the Kavacha thus :–

Let the Gâyatrî Devî protect my front; Sâvitrî Devî protect my right;

the Sandhyâ Devî, my back and

the Devî Sarasvatî, my left.

Let my Mother Pârvatî Devî protect my quarters.

Let Jalas’âyinî protect the southeast;

Yâtudhâna Bhayankarî protect my South-west;

Pavamânavilâsinî my north-west;

Rudrarûpinî Rudrânî protect my north-east.

Let Brahmânî protect my top and

Vaisnavî protect my nether regions

. Let the word “Tat” in the Gâyatrî protect my legs;

“Savituh” protect my Knees;

“Varenyam,” protect my loins;

“Bhargah,” my navel.

Let “Devasya” protect my heart;

“Dhîmahî” protect my neck;

“Dhîyah,” protect my eyes;

“Yah,” protect my forehead;

“Nah” protect my head; and

“Prachodayât” protect the tuft on the crown of my head.

Again let the “Tat” of the twenty-four syllabled Gâyatrî protect my head;

“Sa,” protect my forehead;

“Vi” protect my eyes;

“Tu” my cheeks;

“Va,” protect my nostrils;

“Re,” my mouth;

“ni” protect my upper lip;

“Yah” protect my lower lip;

“Bha” within my face;

“rgo,” protect my cheeks;

“De,” my throat; “Va” my shoulders;

“Sya” my right hand;

“Dhi” my navel;

“ma,” my heart,

“Hi,” my belly;

“Dhî,” my navel;

“Yo” my loins;

“Yo”, my anus;

“nah,” my thighs,

“Pra,” my Knees;

“Cho” my shanks ,

“Da” my heels;

“Yâ” my legs;

and let “at” protect all my sides.

O Nârada! This divine Kavacha of the Devî Gâyatrî can baffle hundreds and thousands of obstructions and evils; can grant sixty-four Kalâs and liberation. By the glory of this Kavacha, man can become free from all evils and can attain the state of Brahmâ. Moreover whoever reads or hears this acquires the fruits of making a gift of a thousand cows.

( Devi Bhaavatham,Book 12,Chapter 3, Slokas  to 25)


Devi Bhagavatham

Gayatri Mantra 24 Powers Colors One For Each Syllable

The Gayatri Mantra has,

24 Syllables,

24 Rishis,

24 Meters, Chandas,though  Gayatri itself is a Chandas, and

24 Devatas, Presiding Deities,

That is One for Each Syllable.

Gayatri is vibration, sound.

As science confirms energy is convertible.

Each Syllable of Gayatri is a Vibration and as a whole the Gayatri produces a Vibration in addition to vibration corresponding to Each Syllable.

The Vibration of Gayatri produces Hues(colors) for each Syllable.

Here is the List of the the name of the powers released by each syllable of Gayatri and the corresponding colors.

I shall be writing in detail on each of these.

The Sakti,Powers released by Gayatri.


These are personified as female deities.

(1) Vâma Devî,

(2) Priyâ,

(3) Satyâ,

(4) Vis’vâ,

(5) Bhadravilâsinî,

(6) Prabhâ Vatî,

(7) Jayâ,

(8) S’ântâ,

(9) Kântâ,

(10) Durgâ,

(11) Sarasvatî,

(12) Vidrumâ,

(13) Vis’âle’sâ,

(14) Vyâpinî,

(15) Vimalâ,

(16) Tamopahârinî,

(17) Sûksmâ,

(18) Vis’vayoni,

(19) Jayâ,

(20) Vas’â,

(21) Padmâlayâ,

(22) Parâs’obhâ,

(23) Bhadrâ,

and (24) Tripadâ.

The color of each syllable.

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Colors Of Gayatri Mantra

(1) like Champaka and Atasî flowers,

(2) like Vidruma,

(3) like crystal,

(4) like lotus;

(5) like the Rising Sun;

(6) white like conchshell;

(7) white like Kunda flower;

(8) like Prabâla and lotus leaves;

(9) like Padmarâga,

(10) like Indranîlamani;

(11) like pearls;

(12) like Saffron;

(13) like the black collyrium of the eye;

(14) red;

(15) like the Vaidûrya mani;

(16) like Ksaudra (Champaka tree, honey, water);

(17) like turmeric;

(18) like Kunda flower; and the milk

(19) like the rays of the Sun;

(20) like the tail of the bird S’uka;

(21) like S’atapatra;

(22) like Ketakî flower;

(23) like Mallikâ flower;

(24) like Karavîra flower.

Source.  Devi Bhaavatham Book 12, Chapter 2, Slokas 1 to 18

Colors of Gayatri image credit.


Gayatri Twenty Four Devatas.

I have listed the 24 Rishis, 24 Chandas of the Gayatri Mantra , the most sacred mantra decscribed in Hinduism.

I am providing the Devatas, presiding Deitites ofThe Gayatri Mantra.

They are twenty four, one Devata for each syllable.

The list.

1) Agni,

(2) Prajâpati,

(3) Soma,

(4) Îs’âna,

(5) Savitâ,

(6) Âditya,

(7) Brihaspati,

(8) Maitrâvaruna,

(9) Bhagadeva,

(10) Aryamâ,

(11) Ganes’a,

(12) Tvastrâ,

(13) Pûsâ,

(14) Indrâgnî,

(l5) Vâyu,

(16) Vâmadeva,

(17) Maitrâ varunî

(18) Vis’vadeva,

(19) Mâtrikâ,

(20) Visnu,

(21) Vasu,

(22) Rudra Deva,

(23) Kuvera, and

(24) the twin As’vinî Kumâras.

Source. Devi Bhagavatham Book 12, Chapter 1, Slokas 8 to 27.

*The Devatâs, mentioned in the Gâyatrî Brahmâ Kalpa are different from those mentioned here.



Seven Rivers Russian Veda Book Of Veles Hinduism in Russia

Russia is close to Indian thoughts.

I have written on the fact that the Rig Veda was composed in Russia, under the guidance of Lord Shiva, by  Vasishta.

Lake Baikal is the Vaikanasa Theertha.

Russia was called Sthree Varsha, ruled by women.

Krishna’s son Pradhyumna’s city was in Por Baijn, Siberia.

Narada’s Mountain Narodnaya is Narada’s Mountain in the Urals.

Arkaim was Rig Vedic Mandala City.

Please read m Posts  on each of these, filed under Hinduism.

There is more!

There is The Book of Veles considered to be the Russian Vedas.

There is a view that this document is a forgery.

But the other evidences are overwhelming.

There is a refernce of Seven Rivers.

Zhetysu (Kazakh: Жетісу, pronounced [ʒi̯ɘtɘsʊw] meaning “seven rivers”; also transcribed Zhetisu, Jetisuw, Jetysu, Jeti-su, Jity-su,Жетысу, Джетысу, etc.) is a historical name of a part of Central Asia, corresponding to the South-Eastern part of modern Kazakhstan. It owes its name, meaning “seven rivers” (literally “seven waters”) in Kazakh, to the rivers which flow from the south-east into Lake Balkhash.’

Baikal as I mentioned is the Vaikhanasa Theertha.

The Seven Sacred Rivers f the Hindus are,








Gange ca Yamuneschaiva Godavari Sarasvati,

Narmadhe Sindhu Kaveri Jalesmin Sannidhim Kuru.

(Kalas Mandhiram)

And indeed the ancient faith of the Slavs and the Rus from ancient times, long before the Baptism of Russia, was called Orthodoxy. Russian called themselves Orthodox, for the glory of rules to follow the Path of rules. She also was named Righteous faith, for the Slavs but know the truth, know the primordial Vedas, the ancient Vedas, the sacred legends about the origins of the Vedic faith, the former first faith almost all nations of the world.

The books from the collection of “Russian Veda” and, above all, in the “Book of Veles,” says twenty thousand years, during which time was born, died and revived Russia. The books tell of ancient ancestral home, the land where generations born Russian, the progenitors of various kinds…

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Today, one looks healthy forces of society uniting Russian idea of the experience of generations of Russian national tradition is thought to be the only possible way for his country. Mental health of a nation can find, just leaning against the net source of national spirit, a prisoner in the great Russian language, songs and epics, in the tradition of old, stored in. Is it possible to grow up to the sky, with no roots?
What exactly are the Slavic tradition now?
Vedism or pravedizm — is the oldest monotheistic faith, that is, the belief in the existence of God, spiritual knowledge, handed down to us in the sacred texts, in the form of folk Orthodox tradition in the form of oral tradition.
If we turn to the original meaning of the word FAITH, contained in the ancient runic texts, we get the following interpretation:
FAITH — modern sounding ancient image of a two runes:
1. Runa “Veda” — means the Veda of reference, ie the ability to come to know the Divine Wisdom of God, and having become slaves of the Most High, to tell it to others.
2. Fleece “RA” — means the Sun, Light or Light of Truth of God.
So then faith — is Shining the Light of Wisdom and Truth of God.
Today, on the revitalization of the old faith and the work of many, many of our fellow citizens.
Now the rules get in the path of many. In Russia today, there are already hundreds of Vedic communities, reviving the ancient faith, ancient knowledge, rituals and martial arts.
So who is now among those who direct their efforts to revive the ancient Vedic culture and Vedic Knowledge? Even today, these people, united in various community quite a lot. And every day in Russia, they are becoming more and more.

You can just give some notation these directions:
Orthodoxy — the glorification of “rules” — the spiritual world of God and His children Grandparent — light Slavic Gods and Goddesses.
Rodnoverie — belonging to the Faith and the genus in all its forms: from the Almighty, in the images of Rod-Grandparent and Virgin, to the earthly father and mother. This contains the notion that this belief — native, not foreign.
Vaishnava — Vaishnava worship, praise and spiritual flock to God in the image of Vishnu (elevated) and Krishna (Kryshen).
RUSVEDIZM — anastasiytsev movement, followers of Anastasia was, a book Megre ancient Vedic roots of Slavic civilization.
Agni Yoga — followers of Roerich, by following the Vedic knowledge disclosed Roerich in his writings.
Vedic culture — a phrase from the concepts of “Veda”, “Cult”, ie, worship, praise and “Ra”. That is, it is worship, worship Shining Light of Wisdom and Truth of God.
Thus, the different communities call this faith in different ways, but all agree on common definitions — “Vedic culture” and “Veda”, because they are found in all of these names.


The most famous books of Vedic religion of India — the Vedas. Four of them. Rig Veda — “Veda hymns,” Sama-Veda — “Veda chants” Yajur Veda — “Veda of sacrificial formulas” and Atharva Veda — “Veda spells.” Later, the Vedas were composed commentaries — hundreds of philosophical treatises: Brahmins Samhita, Upanishads and Aaranyaka.
Additional Vedic literature of India — is the Mahabharata, the Ramayana and the Puranas. Heroic poem Mahabharata Indians revered as the fifth Veda, it is the greatest poem in the world, including one hundred thousand quatrains. In fact, the Mahabharata is a separate literature (the famous Bhagavad-Gita — the culminating part of the Mahabharata).
Ramayana — is a poem about an ancient hero and king of India Rama, the incarnation of God. The Puranas are a collection of stories of the incarnations of God, the life of the demigods.

Zoroastrian literature of Ancient Iran represented primarily Avesta, which has four parts: Yasnu (“worship”), Vispered (“all of the major head”), Videvdat (“the law against the demons”) and Yashty (“Hymn”). It was mentioned only sacred book of the contemporary denominations, not less extensive literature provide archaeological and ethnographic research in various countries of the East. Well as more recent works, based on the Unreached to us priestly books (eg, “Shah-Name” poet Ferdowsi).
And it would be wrong to assume that all of these texts are not related to the Russian Vedic tradition. On the contrary. Many of these texts tells of the lands lying to the north of India and Iran. This important and very ancient land description single Vedic civilization that existed in ancient times, and is revered and honored ancestral Aryans, the source of the Faith and Vedic Hindus and Zoroastrians.
Consideration should be given community of many texts, myths and stories of Russian and other Vedic traditions. Texts can be placed next Russian folk songs, spiritual poetry and similar texts of Indian and Iranian Vedic literature.
Compare these things will inevitably lead to the conclusion that the knowledge preserved in Russia and songs which have as their basis the same roots of Vedic culture.
The great spiritual heritage of Russia Vedic rightly be placed next to the living tradition of Vedic Eastern countries.
Ancient songs and tales in the oral tradition of Russia is well preserved. They are poetic, are available. Often Russian tradition sets forth the ancient song, very much loved by the people and not distorted by time. You can call the revered Old Believers “Book of Doves,” “Book of Animals”, “secret book”, the “Golden Book” and many other popular books.
A complete set of Slavic folk songs, tales, fairy tales and legends, spiritual poems — thousands of volumes. They contain the same reflection original Vedas.
In addition to thousands of volumes of Slavic folklore Russian Vedic literature is also presented Ancient Texts. First of all — the “Book of Veles”, then — “Boyan Anthem” and “The Tale of Igor’s Campaign”. Already now, monuments enough to talk about the great Russian Vedic literature and literary culture.