Upakarma is termed as the beginning or commencement marks the refreshing of the study of Vedas and is a significant ritual for a Brahmin to change his “Yagnopavitam/white thread” once every year.
The day is of great significance to Yajur Vedi, Rig Vedi & Sama Vedi Brahmins. On the next Day, Gayatri Japa should perform. This entire Ritual is called Aavani Avittam.
This auspicious day represents the day when Lord Narayana took avatar as Lord Hayagriva. Lord Hayagriva restored the Vedas to Brahama from Asuras and also is the God of Knowledge.
Below are the dates for 2021 Upakarma as per the vedams.
- 21st August 2021 Rigvedam Upakarma
- 22nd August 2021 Yajurvedam Upakarma
- 9th September 2021 Samavedam Upakarma