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Avani Avittam - Yajur Upakarma
Date: Tue Jul 22 1997 - 11:02:21 PDT

Dear Prapatti Group Members:

This year's Avani-Avittam festival falls on the 17th of August (according
to NY temple which corrects it for North America).  The Indian Panchangam
and the Pittsburgh calendar mentions it as falling on 18th.  On this day,
you are expected (minimum) to change your poonool and perform the
KAndarishi tarpanam.  If you have the convenience you can perform the
upAkarma homam followed by adhyayanam (at least 4 anuvAkams from Yajush
If any of you require a Yagnyopaveetham (Iyengar - Poonool) and/or
Thirunarayanapuram Thiruman/Srichoornam, kindly let me know with details of
your mailing address.  I will be happy to send them to you along with
instructions (in Sanskrit) for performing the UpAkarma function.  I intend
to collect a token charge which I would disburse it to needy projects in

Vijayaraghavan Srinivasan