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Re: when - avani avittam & gayatri japam ?

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Tue Aug 17 1999 - 18:36:45 PDT

Dear BhakthAs : Since no one seems to be responding to 
the ardent plea of Sri Balaji SeshhAdhri for the sankalpam 
for AvaNI Avittam , I am posting this note. Please note that 
I feel comfortable in keeping the Sankalpam as though I am 
performing the AvaNi avittam and Gayathri Japam in India.
I feel self conscious about customizing it for 
America Khandham , since I feel that our Lord knows where we are 
and does not need to be reminded about our coordiantes in 
His universe .This is a personal view.Those , who wish
to customize the sankalpam can use the adaptations
recommended by Sri Anbil Swamy in his earlier posting.

Saama Vedhis have a later UpAkarmA dates .
Sri Murali rangaswamy can help you with
Saama UpAkarmA sankalpam .

For those , who will be celebrating Talai AavaNI avittam ,
the observances are in PurattAsi Purnami and the next day 
(Prathamai) for GaayathrI Japam .Talai AavaNi avittam is
for those who had upanayanam last year after avaNi avittam .  

Observances for AvaNI avittam day for Yajus SaakhA adhyAyins :
August 26, 1999

(1)SnAanam , SandhyAvandhanam 
(2)Achamanam : Twice
(3) PrANAyAmam : Thrice

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(4) YajnOpavItha DhAraNam 

Sankalpam for YajnOpavItha DhaaraNam :
 
sroutha smArtha nithya karmAnushtAana 
yogyathA siddhyartham YajnOpavItha dhAraNam karishyE 

YajnOpavItha DharaNAkhyam karma BhagavAn svasmai
svaprIthayE svyamEva kaarayathi 

yajnOpavItha dhAraNa manthrasya BrahmA Rishi:
anushtup chandha: vedhAs thrayO dEvathA 
YajnOpavItha DharaNa viniyOga:

Prior to wearing YajnOpavItham , Please say 
the following manthram with the YajnOpavItham 
stretched in both Hands with the Brahma mudicchu
facing upward:

YajnOpavItham Paramam pavithram
prajApathE ; yath Sahajam purasthAth
Aayushyam agryam prathimuncha subhram
YajnOpavItham Balamsthu tEja: 

Wear the PooNal and then remove the old 
poonal with the follwing manthram :

upaveetham binnadhanthu jeerNam kasmala dhUshitham
pariyathyajAmi vai Brahman VarchO dheergAyurasthu

One achamanam and saathvika thyAgam with the manthram :

BhagavAnEva YajnOpaveetha DharaNAkhyam karma
svasmai svaprIthayE svaymEva KaarithyavAn 
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Those, who do not have the luxury of two pooNals or twin sets ,
please stay with One YajnOpavItha DhAranam.The gruhasthAs
have to repeat the YajnOpavItha DhArana manthram a second time 
for the second PooNal wearing . 

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SANKALPAM 
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Asmath GurubhyO nama:
SrimAn VenakatanAthArya: Kavi thArkika kesarI
VedanthAchArya varyO mE SannidhatthAm SadhA Hrudhi 

Gurubhya: Tath Gurbhyasccha namOvAkam adhImahE 
vruNImahE cha TathrAdhyou DampathI JagathAmpathI

svasEsha bhUthEna mayA svIyais sarva paricchadhai:
vidhAthum preethamAthmAnam dEva: prakramthE svyam

SuklAmbharadharam VishNum sasivarNam chathurbhujam 
Prasanna vadhanam dhyAyEth Sarva VignOpasAnthayE

yasya dhviratha VakthrAthyA paarishathyA paras satham 
Vignam nignanthi sathatham VishvasEnam tamAsrayE

Hari: Om Tath 

Sri Govindha Govindha asya , Sri Bhagavatha: MahA Purushasya
Sri VishNOrAjn~ayayA , pravarthamAnasya adhya BrahmaNa :
dhvithIya parArthE , Sri SvEtha VarAha kalpE , Vaivasvatha 
manvanthrE , KaliyugE , prathamE paadhE , Jambhu dhvIpE ,
Bharatha VarshE , Bharartha KhaNDE ,SakABhthE , mErOr dakshinE 
PaarsvE , asmin vardhamAnE vyAvahArikE PrabhavAthi
shashti samvathsarANAm madhyE , PramAthI naama samvathsarE ,

DakshiNAyanE , Varsha Ruthou , Simha maasE , Sukla PakshE ,
PourNamAsyAm Subha tithou , Guru Vaasara , SravishtA 
nakshthra YukthAyAm ,Sri VishNu yOga Sri VishNu karaNa 
Subha Yoga Subha karana yEvamguNa VisishtAyAm asyAm 

ThaishyAm PourNamAsyAm , adhyOthsarjana akarana prAyaschitthArtham
"kaamOkArsheeth ManyurakArsheeth ithi " manthra Japam  
ashtOtthara sahasra sankhyA karishyE 

1008 times japam of " KaamOkArsheeth manyurakArsheeth ".

Afterwards SaathvIka ThyAgam : BhagavAnEva KaamOkArsheen 
manyurakArsheeth ithi manthra japam savsmai svaprIthayE 
savayamEva Kaarayathi .

Afterwards ,perform MaadhyAhnika SandhyA Vandhanam .
Then have the sankalpam :

Sri BhagavathAj~nyayA Bhagavath preethyartham
SrAvaNyAM PourNamAsyAm adhyAyOpakarma karishyE,
Tadhangam snAnamaham karishyE , Tadhangam YajnOpaveedha 
dhAraNam karishyE , Tadhangam KhANda Rishi Tarpanam 
karishyE

SnAnam , ThirumaNN , PooNal dhAraNam , have 
the PooNal as maalai around the neck , have water
in the cupped hand and release it with the manthrams:

PrajApathim KhANDa rishim tarpayAmi
sOmam KhANDa rishim tarpayAmi
Agnim KhANDa rishim tarpayAmi
VisvAn dEvAn khaaNDa Rishim tarpayAmi
sAmhithIr dEvathA upanishadas tarpayAmi
Yaajn~ikIr dEvathA upanishads tarpayAmi
VaaruNIr dEvathA upanishads tarpayAmi

after this have water once again in the cupped 
hands and release it from the bottom side of the palms
(earlier the water was released forward) :

BrahmANam Svayambhuvam tarpayAmi

Next , release the water thru the finger tips forward
with the following manthram :
sathasaspathim tarpayAmi 

Afterwards, Aachamanam , Saathvika ThyAgam .
Afterwards Adhyayana Homam with "KaamOkArsheeth,
ManyurakArsheeth manthram " with palasam(samith) for
Brahmachaaris .

VedArambham begins now .
Afterwards , salute the elders or BhagavAn
and partake food after perumAL theertha
svIkaraNam .

For BrahmachAris , the belt made of Dharbham called Mounji ,
KrishNajinam ( Maan thOl ) and palAsa samith stick
would be worn.If they are not available ,the manthrAs
for them should be rcited atleast .

These manthrams are:

(1) Mounji DhAraNam :" Iyam dhuruguthAth paripAthamAnA 
    sarma varUtham punathI na aagAth prANA paanAbhyAm 
    phalamAparanthI SriyA dEvAnAm subhagA mEgalEyam
    ruthasya gOpthrI tapas: parasvignantheerakshas-
    sahamAnA arAdhI: saanassamantha manu parIhi BhadhrayA 
    bharthArsthE mEkalE MaarishAma"  ( wear the mEkalai 
    around the waist).

(2) Maan ThOL to be attached to the PooNal:
    " Mithrasya chakshur taruNam bhalIyas thEjO 
      Yasasvi stthaviram samittham anAhanasyam vasanam 
      jarishNuparItham vaajyayajinam dadhEham "

(3) PalAsa dhaNda grahaNam :
    " susrava susravasam maa kuru yathA thvam susrava
      susravA asi , yEvamaham susrava susravA bhUyAsam ,
      yathA thvAm susravO dEvAnAm nidhigOpOsi , yEvamaham
      BrahmaNAnAm nidhigOpO bhUyAsam ".

Typically , the KhANda Rishi TarpaNam is done 
in knee level water , while standing in temple tanks
or in flowing rivers.These may not be pratical here .

GayathrI Japam on Friday , Aug 27 
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(1) SnAnam , PrAtha: SandhyA Vandhanam
(2) Aachamanam , PrANAyaamam as yesterday .
Sankalpam  variation is as follows except 
for the rest of the body of sankalpam done
before:

----dakshiNAyanE Varsha Ruthou Simha MaasE
    Krishna pakshE Bhrugu Vaasara Sathabhishak 
    Nakshathra YukthAyAm , Sri VishNU YOga 
    Sri VishNukaraNa Subha yOga Subha karaNa 
    yEvamguNa VisEshaNa VisishtAyAm asyaam 
    PrathamAyAm Subha Tithou 

Sri Bhagavadh Ajn~yayA Bhagavth prrethyartham
mithyAthItha PrAyascchitthArtham 
AshtOtthara Sahasra SankhyA GaayathrI
mahA manthra japam karishyE :

Saathvika ThyAgam :BhagavAnEva GaayathrI 
MahA manthra JapAkhyam karma svasmai
svapreethayE svayamEva Kaarayathi,

performance of the 1008 GaayathrI manthra Japam

Saathvika ThyAgam : BhagavAnEva-- KaarithavAn 

You and your friends should offer dakshinai
according to your ability .That amount could be 
collected and sent to Sri AhObila matam of North America 
for use in the Veda PaatasAlA at MadhurAnthakam .

The address to send any collected amount 
by those , who use this sankalpam , is as follows:
Professor ParthasArathy Dileepan
Treasurer , Ahobila Mutt of North America
1908 Presswood Drive , Hixson, TN 37343

Have a wonderful AvaNi Avittam celebrations 
and may Sri LakshmI Nrusimhan's blessings be
with you to enhance Your vidhyA grahana sakthi .

Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SadagOpan 
PramAthi Aadi 32nd day, Sukla Paksha Shasti