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Significance of Avani Avittam by Sri Sesha Bhattar

Upakarma or Avani Avittam is a vedic ritual practiced by the Brahmins. Upakarma is conducted once a year during the Shravana maasa, when Brahmins ritually cahgne their Upanayanam (sacred thread) accompanied by relevant Shrautha offerings to the rishis, whom they believe composed the vedic hymns. On the following day, the Gayathri Mantra is recited 1008 or 108 times.

In our podcast, Thiruvaheendrapuram priest Sri Sesha Bhattar Swamy explains the significance of Avani Avittam (also called as Jandhyala Purnima). Let’s listen and benefit from it.