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Who all celebrate avani Avittam?

Who all celebrate avani Avittam?

Brahmin communities in all corners of the world observe the Avani Avittam ritual with full dedication and devotion. The Yajur Vedic Brahmins begin reading Yajur Veda on this day for next six months.

Why Avani Avittam celebrated?

Avani avittam or Upakarma is not for changing sacred thread. Of course, one has to wear new sacred thread but that is incidental. It is to pay our respects to Rishis who were pioneers in giving the mantras. It is also an occasion the academic year for learning Vedas.

Do Tamil Brahmins celebrate Pongal?

The Pongal food: For Pongal people will offer yam, palm sprout, sweet potato to thank Sun. So, on the whole, Pongal is a Tamil’s festival which is now celebrated even by the Brahmins but it still stays here as an anti idea of Brahmin cultural hegemony. So all Tamils celebrate this festival by thanking our great nature.

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Do iyers celebrate Pongal?

The practice of making pongal with the new grain and milk is absent in Kerala Iyer homes. However Sakkarai Pongal is prepared. The entire courtyard is decorated with Kolam (designs made of white stone powder). The next day to Pongal is Kanu or Mattu Pongal.

How do you do avani Avittam?

Procedure of Avani Avittam

  1. Brahmin bachelors perform ‘Samitha Daanam’ and ‘kamo karshith japam’ after Mahasankalpam.
  2. Thereafter, Kaanda Rishi tharpanam is performed with the help of family priest or elders.
  3. As per the rituals, all the male members should have a light meal at night.

What is Poonal?

Yagnopaveetham means a sacred covering on the body without which a Yagna or a sacred ritual cannot be performed. It is also called as Brahmasuthram. In Telugu it is called as Jandhyam, in Tamil it is Poonal, while in Kannada it is called as Janivara. In English it is called sacred thread.

What is Kamokarsheet Japam?

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How do Tamil Brahmins celebrate Diwali?

Tamil Brahmins do Deepawali Lehyam while rest Tamils prepare Dosa/Idli (Dosa and Idli were actually special and festive foods unlike today in Tamil Nadu) along with nice mutton curry or chicken curry,our moms take care of cleaning the house and drawing Kolams(Rangolis) in front of house.

What festivals do Brahmins celebrate?

In the Indian society, there is the concept of casteism. There are four major castes, such as Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas and Shudras. There are four main festivals named Raksha Bandhan, Vijaya Dashami, Diwali, and Holi.

How do Tamilians celebrate Pongal?

To mark the festival, the pongal sweet dish is prepared, first offered to the gods and goddesses (goddess Pongal), followed sometimes with an offering to cows, and then shared by the family. Festive celebrations include decorating cows and their horns, ritual bathing and processions.

When should we do avani Avittam at home?

Those who follow Yajur Veda and Rig Veda perform Upakarma on the full moon day in the month of Avani (Tamil month), while those who follow Sama Veda perform Upakarma on Ganesh Chathurthi.

What is the festival of Yajur Avani Avittam?

This is the only festival for the brahmin men. Generally it comes in tamil month Aadi. Once the new moon day of Aadi month completes and full moon day comes, yajur avani avittam will come. For Rig veda brahmins it comes in the day prior to full moon day and that day should be a chathurthi day.

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What is Avani Avittam and why is it important?

Avani Avittam is a most important ritual for Brahmins. It is a ceremony of changing the sacred thread (poonal). I have been told by my father that the right name for this ritual is Upakarma and over a period of time it gets a name “Avani Avittam”.

Do Avani Avittam and Vinayaka Chaturthi fall on the same day?

In some occasions, both will fall on the same day. For sama veda brahmins, avani avittam will come on the day of vinayaka chaturthi or the previous day. Even for the younger boy kids, the brahmins will put the sacred poonal which they call as “kalla poonal”.

Why is August called Shravana?

The Tamil Calender celebrates this month during August to September period, i.e. the period of Avani. On Purnima (full moon day), or during the course of the month the star ‘Shravan’ rules the sky, hence the month is called Shravana.