Panchang Ganita, Panchanga Siddhanta,
Pundit Mahesh Shastriji, Seattle, WA USA Inspiration: Late Pundit Maganlal Devshanker Shastriji
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Upkarma "Beginning" (Sanskrit: ), also called vai Aviam (Tamil: ) and Janivrada Huime (Kannada: ), is a Vedic ritual still practiced by modern Hindus of the Brahmin caste.
Upkarma is conducted once a year, when Brahmins ritually change their upanayana thread accompanied by relevant rauta rituals, making rddha offerings to the rishis, whom Hindus believe composed the Vedic hymns. The day, also called rvana Prnima "Full Moon of rvana" in other parts of India.
yaj jagrato duram udaiti daivam tad u
duramgamam jyotisam jyotir ekam tan me manaH shivasankalpam astu||
||shri shukla yajurveda vajasaneyi samhita (madhyandina sakha) 34.1|| The
divine essence that goes far away, from the waking, and likewise from
the sleeping, and that one far-traveling Light of lights, on that-the
auspicious will of the divine-may my mind dwell.
sarve janA sukhino santu ..
kriShNa! kriShNa!! kriShNa!!!
I bow down to the supreme personality of godhead Lord kriShNa who makes
Pundit Mahesh Shastriji
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