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Yajur Veda Upakarma Avani Avittam 2022 (in Tamil PDF)

RSSARMA52

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All these rituals originate from Sanskrit. So as per people's mother tongue it's variation. For me too many I seek explanation to a word quoted. As we hear Archanai, Abhishegam sandhyavandhanam brahmayagnam are regular in day to day life. When they say Owbasanam I question myself what is that.
Surely in our busy life we do not have time and also there is no one to teach and talk on this subject.
I would suggest to you, get yourself the explanation from a Temple priest or some Dikshidar who would explain to you and stand to accept or negate your arguments. Research on a medicine is different than an actual sufferer who gets cured and give suggestions to others.
So better do your research.
 

prasad1

Gold Member
Gold Member
There isn't anything ambiguous if you go by Sanskrit. Use the right word Upakarma!

Upakarma means beginning or “Arambham”, i.e. to begin the study of the Veda (Veda Adhyayanam). For example, Yajur Upakarma means to begin the study of the Yajur Veda. Those belonging to the Yajur Veda observe the Upakarma in the month of Sravana (August-September), on the day of the full moon (paurnami). Why begin study of the Vedas on this particular day? This auspicious day also happens to be the day when Lord Narayana took the avatara as Lord Hayagriva. Lord Hayagriva as we all know restored the Vedas to Brahma and also is the God of Knowledge.

The next question is: why do this every year? In the not too distant a past, Veda Adhyayanam was performed only during the period Avani to Tai (from mid-August to mid-January). Therefore, one is supposed to perform an “utsarjanam” in the month of Tai, i.e., a giving up of the learning of Vedas from Tai to Avani. Just like a Upakarma function there was a Utsarjana function in Tai. The period between January to August was then devoted to learning other branches of our shastras. Thus the cycle of Upakarma and Utsarjana with regard to Vedic studies was established. However, this method took 12 or more years to learn just one veda. Slowly this became impractical and Vedic studies continued throughout the year.

Therefore, the first thing to do before the Upakarma function is to do a praayaschitta (atonement) for having learned Vedas during the prohibited period. Specifically, one atones for not having performed the Utsarjanam in the month of Tai. That’s why we begin the function by doing the "kAmo'karshIt..." japam. The purpose is declared as "adhyAya-utsarjana-akarana-prAyaScittArtham.." (to atone for not doing the utsarjana of Vedic study) and the sankalpam continues as "...ashTottara-sahasra-sankhyayA kAmo'karshIt manyur akArshIt mahA-mantra-japam karishye" (I will now do recite the great “kAmo’kArshIt” mantra 1008 times). The meaning in Tamil is "kAmaththAl seyya pattadhu, kOpaththAl seyya pattadhu" — done out of desire, done out of anger. The correct way of chanting this mantra is "kAmo'karshIt manyur akArshIt". Don’t add namo nama: etc. The right time to perform is immediately after your morning anushthanam like sandhya, samidaadaanam (if you are a brahmachari), brahma-yajnam etc.
I guess you totally missed the point of my question. I was curious about the naming of the function as Avani Avittam. It is not Avani month it is Adi month, and it is not Avvitam star either. I was only questioning the name Avani Avittam.
It might be better to read the question before answering. Your answer is absolutely correct but for a different question.

For example you can give absolutely right answer about Newton's 3rd law but it would not get any grade on a question about the function of Aswan Dam in geaography.
 

kgopalan

Well-known member
அந்த காலத்தில் பெண்களுக்கு படிப்பு கிடையாது. அவர்கள் சுலபமாக புரிந்து கொண்டு ஞாபகம் வைத்து கொள்வதற்காக ஆவணி மாதம் அவிட்டம் நக்ஷத்ரம் அன்று பூணல் போட்டுகொள்ள வேண்டும் என்றனர். வட்டம் கழித்த எட்டாம் நாள் ஸ்ரீ ஜயந்தி என்பர்.

உபாகரணம் என்றால் ஆரம்பம் என்று பொருள். --- வேத அத்யயனத்தை இன்னாளில் ஆரம்பிப்பதால் இத்தினம் உபாகர்மா என்று அழைக்க படுகிறது. உபா கர்மா நாள் முதற்கொண்டு கற்ற வேதத்தை அத்யயனம் செய்ய ஆரம்பிக்கவேண்டும். தை பெளர்ணமி முதல் வேதம் கற்க வேண்டும். ஆவணி பெளர்ணமி முதல் கற்ற வேதத்தை அத்யயனம் செய்ய வேண்டும். இவ்வாறு நாம் செய்யும் போது நமது ஆற்றல் புதுப்பிக்க பட்டு கூடுதல் சக்தி பெறுவோம் என்று வேதங்கள் உரைக்கிறது.
 

prasad1

Gold Member
Gold Member
அந்த காலத்தில் பெண்களுக்கு படிப்பு கிடையாது. அவர்கள் சுலபமாக புரிந்து கொண்டு ஞாபகம் வைத்து கொள்வதற்காக ஆவணி மாதம் அவிட்டம் நக்ஷத்ரம் அன்று பூணல் போட்டுகொள்ள வேண்டும் என்றனர். வட்டம் கழித்த எட்டாம் நாள் ஸ்ரீ ஜயந்தி என்பர்.

உபாகரணம் என்றால் ஆரம்பம் என்று பொருள். --- வேத அத்யயனத்தை இன்னாளில் ஆரம்பிப்பதால் இத்தினம் உபாகர்மா என்று அழைக்க படுகிறது. உபா கர்மா நாள் முதற்கொண்டு கற்ற வேதத்தை அத்யயனம் செய்ய ஆரம்பிக்கவேண்டும். தை பெளர்ணமி முதல் வேதம் கற்க வேண்டும். ஆவணி பெளர்ணமி முதல் கற்ற வேதத்தை அத்யயனம் செய்ய வேண்டும். இவ்வாறு நாம் செய்யும் போது நமது ஆற்றல் புதுப்பிக்க பட்டு கூடுதல் சக்தி பெறுவோம் என்று வேதங்கள் உரைக்கிறது.
See my post #22.
Secondly, this post is derogatory to women. What has a woman got to do with the naming of a function purely for men?
 

renuka

Gold Member
Gold Member
I guess you totally missed the point of my question. I was curious about the naming of the function as Avani Avittam. It is not Avani month it is Adi month, and it is not Avvitam star either. I was only questioning the name Avani Avittam.
It might be better to read the question before answering. Your answer is absolutely correct but for a different question.

For example you can give absolutely right answer about Newton's 3rd law but it would not get any grade on a question about the function of Aswan Dam in geaography.
May be this can help..

 

prasad1

Gold Member
Gold Member
May be this can help..

Finally, someone is giving the proper answer to my question.
Thank you Renukaji.

This is the right name for it; not ‘Aavaniyavattam’. Though this is the right name, it does not convey the right meaning. We should call it ‘Aavani Purnima’; nay, even this is incorrect. We should in fact call it ‘Sraavana Purnima’. Followers of Aapasthambha sutra should perform a karma called ‘Upakarma’ on the day of Purnima in the lunar month of Sraavana, if there are no blemishes on that day. Sraavana Purnima generally is found to occur on the day of Avittam star in the solar month of Aavani. Hence that day is referred to as Aavani Avittam, further twisted in spoken parlance to ‘Aavaniyavattam’.

 
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