Samaveda Upakarma Saturday 22nd of August 2020
About Samaveda Upakarma:
On Samaveda Upakarma day, people of Brahmin community ritually change their Upanayana thread accompanied by Shrauta rituals. Upakarma is an ancient Vedic ritual still practiced by Hindus of Brahmin caste.
In Tamil Nadu, Upakarma is known as Avani Avittam. Gayathri Japam is performed on the next day of Avani Avittam. This Festival is celebrated by Samaveda Brahmins in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.