Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Yajur Upakarma 2010(Aavani Avittam - 24th Aug, 2010)

This year Yajur Upakarma has to be performed on 24-Aug-2010. This page contains the Sankalpa mantra/tantras for the same as per Thenkalai Iyengar sampradhayam. But the main part, from "Hari Om... till ...Pournamaasyaam subhathithou" should be same for all Iyengars(Please check with elders). Please note that the Underlined Red coloured part of the sankalpam varies if you live outside India(irrespective of if you are Iyengar or Iyer). See bottom of the page for details.

On the day, after having head-toe bath, wearing veshti-uthriyam(for Brahmacharis one cloth is enough), after finishing morning sandhyavandhanam and facing EAST:

  • Aachamanan two times
  • Wear Two leave Dharba pavithram on the right Ring Finger along with two dharba leaves and  additional two leave Dharbam for Aasanam(seat).
  • Pranayaamam

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(with hands together in front of  you - கை கூப்பிக்கொண்டு)
Sukhlaambaratharam Vishnum sasivarnam chathurbhujam|
Prasannavadanam dhyaayeth sarvavigknobashanthaye||
Yasyathvradha vakthraathyaa: Paarishadhyaa paraschatham|
Vignam niknanthi sathatham Vishvaksenam thamachraye||
(having both the hands holding each other across with fingers around each other hand and holding those hands together on your right side)
Hari Om, Sri Govinda, Govinda Govinda, Asyassri bhagavatha: mahaapurushasya SriVishnoraagnjya pravarthamaanasya aadhya Brahmmana: dhweitheeya paraarthe Srishwethavaraahakalpe vaivasvatha manvanthare kaliyuge prathame paathe ^^jamputhvIpe bhaarathavarshe bharathakande sakaapthe, merokrdakshine paarsve: asmin vardhthamaane vyaavhaarike, prabhaavaatheenaam sashtyaha samvathsaraanaam madhye^^, Vikrudhi Naama samvathsare, Dakshinaayane, varusha rithou, simha  Maase, Sukhla Pakshe, Pournamaasyaam subha thithou, bhauma vaasara yukthaayaam, sravishtaa Nakshathra yukthaayaam, shubha yoge, shubha Karana, Evanguna Viseshana vasishtaayaam asyaam Pournamaasyaam subhathithou, Sri Bhagavath aagnyaya Bhagavath Kainkarya Roopam
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For first Poonal: -
mama sraouthasmaarththa vidhi vihitha nithya karmaanushtaana yogyatha sidhiyartham, Brahma thejaha abivruthyartham, Yagnjopaveetha thaaranam karishye(place the two loose dharba leaves, that we kept alongwith the pavithra,  on the northern(left) side)
Yagnjopaveetha Dhaarana mahaamanthrasya Brammarishihi (touch your forehead)
thrushtupchanthaha(touch your nose)
thrayee vidhyaa devatha (touch your chest)
yagnjopaveetha dhaarane viniyoka:
(hold one Poonal between the two palms with right hand facing sky,  left hand facing earth and the Brahma mudichu between your right hand thumb and forefinger with its head on the southern(right) side, and chant the below mantra and wear it)
"Yagnjopaveetham, paramam pavithram prajaapathim yassagajam purasthaath, aayushyam agriyam prathimunja subhram yagnjopaveetham bhalm asthu thejha: "
For married persons - Second Poonal:-
Grihasthashrama sidhyartham dwideeya yagnjopaveetha dhaaranam karishye:

Yagnjopaveetha Dhaarana mahaamanthrasya Brammarishihi (touch your forehead)
thrushtupchanthaha(touch your nose)
thrayee vidhyaa devatha (touch your chest)
yagnjopaveetha dhaarane viniyogaha
(hold the other poonal as stated above, chant the below mantra and wear it)
"Yagnjopaveetham, paramam pavithram prajaapathim yassagajam purasthaath, aayushyam agriyam prathimunja subhram yagnjopaveetham bhalm asthu thejha: "
Achamanam. (Always remove pavithram before donig Aachamanam).

Remove the old Poonal: (with hands together in front of  you - கை கூப்பிக்கொண்டு)

Upaveetham bhinnadanthum jeernam kashmala dhooshitham
visrujyami jale brahman varcho dheergayurasthu me  .

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For Kaamokarsheeth Japam:
Again Sankalpam from (to begin from ***** till *****)  with the pavithram on the right Ring Finger
...thaishyaam Pournamaasyaam adhyaayothsarjana akarana praayaschiththaartham Ashtothra Sahasra sankya (for 1008 counts) or Ashtothra satha sankya (for 108 counts) "kaamokaarshIth, ManyukaarshIth" ithi manthra Japam karishye|
(Now do the Japam for 1008 or 108 times as your time permits by reciting  "kaamokaarshIth, ManyukaarshIth")
Namaskaaram, Abivaathanam.
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Sankalpams for Navakaandarishi Tharppanam
Again, after Maadhyaanika Sandhyavandanam, to start the sankalpam from beginning as quoted from ***** till ***** in the beginning.

1. Sraavanyaam Pournamaasyaam adhyaayopakarma karishye;
2. Thathangam Mounjee ajina dhaaranaani karishye (This is only for Brahmmacharis)
3. Thathangam Kaandarishitharppanam Karishye;
After this sankalpams, wear your Poonal as Maala(garland around the neck) and while letting the Rishi theertham to flow via your little fingers of both hands joined together; Chant/recite the following thrice while dropping the Rishi theertham:
1. Prajaapathim Kaandarishim Tharppayaami (thrice)
2. Somam Kaandarishim Tharppayaami (thrice)
3. Agnim Kaandarishim Tharppayaami (thrice)
4. Viswaan Devaan KaandarishIkus Tharppayaami (thrice)
5. Saamhitheer Devathaa: Upanishathas Tharppayaami (thrice)
6. Yaagnjikeer Devathaa: Upanishathas  Tharppyaami (thrice)
7. Vaaruneer Devathaa: upanishathas Tharppayaami. (thrice)
Now lift your both hands upwards, so that the water flows downwards along your forearms and dropping to the earth through your ankles, and recite the following manthraas with Brahmma theertham:
8. Brahmmaanakusvayam puvam Tharppayaami
9. Sathasaspathim Tharppayaami
After this, you may, according to your practices as advised by elders, Aacharyas, you may also do the following tharppanam reciting each thrice, while dropping the water to flow down from your both little fingers side):
Vedam Tharppayaami, Ithihaasam Tharppayaami, Puraanam Tharppayaami, Kalpam Tharppayaami, vruksham Tharppayaami).
Remove your pavithram, wear the Poonal as usual(Upaveetham) and perform Aachanamam twice.
---The following is Only for those whose father is no more - Pithru Tharppanam ---
Change your Poonal to Praacheenaveethi - Abhasavyam (opposite side to regular wear) and drop the water through your right hand Thumb (as performed during regular Amaavaasya Tharppanam):
1. Soma: pithrumaan: yamo angiraswaan agnim kavyavaahanaathaya: yepithara: thaan pithrun tharppayaami ( thrice )
2. Sarvaan Pithroon tharppayaami; ( thrice )
3. Sarvaan Pithruganaan Tharppayaami ( thrice )
4. Sarvapithrupathnee: Tharppayaami ( thrice )
5. Sarvapithruganapathnee: Tharppayaami ( thrice )
6. Oorjamvahanthee: amrutham krutham baya: ; keelaalamparisrutham, svathaastha tharpayathame
    Asmath pithroon ( Once )
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Remove the pavithram, wear the Poonal as usual(Upaveetham) and perform Aachanamam twice.

For everybody who did Yajur Upakarma, recite the below mantra in standing posture with hands together in front of  you - நின்று கை கூப்பிக்கொண்டு


Kaayenavaacha manusendireerva 
budhyathmanavath prakruthair swabhavaath
karomi yathyath sakalam parasmai
Sriman Narayanayethi Samarpayami
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^^: The part of sankalpam in red, underlined and surrounded by ^^ will vary if you live outside India. Please use the below instead of that part IF YOU LIVE IN UNITED KINGDOM(as told to me by a bhattar swamy at SriMahalaksmi temple, East ham).This could be used in any sankalpam done in the UK.


"Shalmali dhweepe vinyaschitha paschima dhik bage
samudra madyasthitha brihadharanya kshethre 
London maanagare(replace with any city in the UK you live in)"
 

Please Note:
  • Ideally these karmas should be performed with a Brihaspathi(Vaadhyaar). I am providing these only for those who do not have the priviledge to perform with a Brihaspathi.
  • All of the above content is either referred from some material or as taught to me by elders in my family.

Vaachaka Dhoshaha kshanthavyaha
Parthasarathy Ramanuja Daasan


---- Sarvam Shri Krishnaarpanam  ----

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