Avani Avittam ‘Upakrama’ is an ancient and important ritual performed by the Brahmin Community. The day is of great Significance to yajur Vedi, Rig Vedi & Sama Vedi Brahmins. On the Next Day, Gayatri Japam is performed. This entire Ritual is called Aavani Avittam.
Avani Avittam means beginning or ‘Arambham’ to begin the Study of the Veda (Vedha Adhyayanam). This Auspisious day is also considered to be 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.
Avani is the Name of Tamil Month and Avittam is one of the 27 nakshatras or Stars.
When to Perform Avani Avittam ‘Upakramam’?
which is performed in the month of Aavani, on the full moon day