Yajur Vedi Avani Avittam*

 

1.Yagnopa veetha dharana manthra

         ( Manthra for wearing  Poonal)

a.Aachamanam:Shuklaam Bharadharam……….      Santhaye

b.Om Bhoo…………..Bhoorbhavaswarom

c.Mamo partha samastha duritha kshya dwara sri paameshwara preethyartham

    Sroutha smartha vihitha sadachara  nithya karmaanushtanaa yogyatha sidhyartham  brhma teja abhivrudyartham yagnopaveetha dharanam karishye.

 

d.Yagnopaveetha  dharana maha manthrasya

   Parabrhma rishi(Touch forehead)

  Trushtup chanda (touch below nose)

  Paramathma devatha (touch heart)

 

e.Yagnopaveetha dharane viniyoga

 

        Wear Poonal one by one by reciting(poonal should be held by both hands, the tie in the poonal being held above by the right hand facing upwards)

Yagnopaveetham paramam pavithram  praja pathe,

Yat sahajam purasthad aayushyam

Agriyam prathi muncha shubram yagnopaveetham balamasthu theja.

 

f.After wearing all poonals one by one  do Aachamanam

 

g.Remove the old poonals  and break them to pieces by reciting

 

 Upaveetham bhinna thanthum jeernam kasmala dooshitham, visrujami jale punarbrahman varcho deergayurasthu me.

 

h.Do aachamanam.

  

       Summary meaning: I wear the white yagnopavitha that is purifying , which was born along with brahma, which is capable of increasing life .I am sure this would give glory and strength to me.I am destroying the dirty , soiled yasgnopavita .

 

2.Kamo karshet Japam (29-8-2004 morning)

      a.Aaachamanam:Shuklaam Bharadharam…….Santhaye

       b.Om Bhoo

        c.Mamo partha--- Preethyartham

            Tadeva lagnam sudhinam tadaiva, tharaa balam chandra balam thadaiva , vidhya balam daiva balam tadaiva, Sri Lakshmi pathe aangriyugam smaramaami

              Apavithra pavithro vaa sarvaavasthaam gathopi vaa , ya smareth pundari kaksham, sabahyanthara suchi , manasam vaachikam  paapam  , karmanaa

Samuparjitham, sri Rama smaranenaiva vyopahathi na samsaya .Sree rama Rama

                Tidhir Vishnu, Tatha vaara, nakshatram Vishnu reva cha

                 Yogascha karanam chaiva  sarvam Vishnu mayam Jagat ,

                  Sri Govinda , Govinda, Govinda

Aadhya sri bagavatha mahaa purushasya  Vishnor Agnaya , Pravarthamanasya , Aadhya brhmana  , dweethiya parardhe, swetha varaha kalpe, , Vaivaswatha manvanthare, ashta vimsathi thame, kali yuge, prathame padhe, Jamboo dweepe, Bharatha varshe , Bharatha kande, Mero dakshine parswe. Asmin varthamane , vyavaharike prabhavaadheenam sashti samvatsaranaam madhye , Dharana nama samvatsare, Dakshinaayane, varsha rithou, simha mase, shukla pakshe, aadhya pournamasyam(up to 10.30 AM  IST chadurdasyam) shubha thidou, bhanu vasara yukthayam, sravishta nakshatra yukthayam, shubhayoga, shubha karana evam guna,  viseshana visishtaayam, asyam pournamaasyam (chadurdasyam before 10.30 AM) shubha thidou, taishyaam pournamaasyam adhyot sarjana akarana praayaschithartham , samvatsara praayaschithartham, cha ashtothara satha samkhyaa “kamo karsheth  manyura karsheth” ithi maha manthra japam karishye.

    d.Then chant “Kamo karsheth manyura karsheth namo nama” 108 times

e.Afterwards perform Aachamana and say”Kama manyu upastham karishye”   , Om tat sat brahmaarpanam asthu. 

 

Summary meaning:The Brahmin first prays God that the time of doing whatever it may be  should become holy  and this he is sure is achieved by prayer to God.Then he tells when he is doing this japa, for example which year, which season, which day and so on.And he says that this japa is being done as a repentance for his not perfornming various religious duties during the year that he ought to have performed.The main manthra is a prayer to pardon the lapses which were due to Kama(passion) krodha(anger) and lopa(avarice)

 

3.Maha Samkalpam

       (29-9-2004  after Madhyaanikam and Brahma yagnam*)

a.Aachamanam

b.Shuklam baradharam……..

c.Om bhoo

d.Maha samkalpam

     Apavithra pavithro vaa sarvaavasthaam gathopi vaa , ya smareth pundari kaksham, sabahyanthara suchi , manasam vaachikam  paapam  , karmanaa

Samuparjitham, sri Rama smaranenaiva vyopahathi na samsaya .Sree rama Rama rama

                Tidhir Vishnu, Tatha vaara, nakshatram Vishnu reva cha

                 Yogascha karanam chaiva  sarvam Vishnu mayam Jagat ,

                  Sri Govinda , Govinda, Govinda

Aadya sri bhagawatha, Aadi vishno, Aadinarayanasya achinthyaya , aparimithaya, sakthyaa, briyamaanasya, mahaa jaloughasya madhye,

 paribrhamatham  aneka koti  brhmaandanam madhye,  eka thame,  prithya aptejo  vayvakaasaa ahankaradhi  -mahada vyakthai-aavaranair- aavruthe- asmin mahathi bramanda-karandaka-madhye aadhara sakthi –koormaa nandathi  ashta diggajopari prathishtithasya , athala-vithala-suthala-rasaathala-thalaa thala-mahaathala-pathalakyai loka sapthakasya upari thale, punya kruthaam nivaasabhuthe  bhoor –bhuvar-suvar-mahar-janarr-thapa-satyaakhyai loka shatkasya adho bhage mahaa nalayamana phani raja seshasya sahasra phanaa mani mandala mandithe, dighdanthi-shunda dhanda-uttambhithe, panchasath koti yojana vistheerne, lokaloka –achalena valayithe lavaneshu-sura-sarpi-dhadhi-ksheera-udakaarnavischa parivruthe, jambhu-plaksha-saka-salmali-kusa-krouncha-pushkarakhya saptha dweepanaam madhye, Jamboo dweepe, Bharatha varshe, bharatha kande, prajaapathi kshetre  dandakaaranya-chamapakaaranya-vindhyaaranya-veekshaaranya-vedaaranayaadhi,  aneka punya aaranyaanam Madhya pradeshe, karma bhoomou,  rama –sethu-kedharayoo  madya pradaeshe , Bhaageerathi-Gouthami-Krishna veni-Yamuna-Narmadaa-Thungabadhraa-Triveni-Malaapahaarini-kaveri- ithyadi , aaneka punya nadhi viraajithe, Indraprastha-Yamaprastha-Aavanthikaapuri-Hasthinaapuri-Ayodhyaa puri-Maayaa puri-Kasi puri-Kanchi puri-Dwarakaa aadi aneka punya puree viraajithe Sakala jagat srushta, parardha dwaya jeevana, bramana  dweethiya parardhe, Pancha sathabdhou, prathame varshe, prathame mase, prathame pakshe, prathame divasae, aahni, dweethiye yame, trithiye muhurthe, swayambhuva-swarochisha-uthama-thamasa-raivatha-chakshu shakheshu, shatsu  manusha atheetheshu, sapthame vaivaswathe manvanthare, aashta vimsathi thame, kali yuge, prathame padhe, Jamboo dweepe, Bharatha varshe , Bharatha kande, Mero dakshine parswe. Asmin varthamane , vyavaharike prabhavaadheenam sashtya samvatsaranaam madhye , Dharana nama samvatsare, Dakshinaayane, Varsha rithou, Simha mase, shukla pakshe, aadhya pournamasyam shubha thidou, Bhanu vasara yukthayam, SRavishta nakshatra yukthayam, shubhayoga, shubha karana evam guna,  viseshana visishtaayam, asyam pournamaasyam shubha thidou,

  anaadhya vidhya pravarthamane asmin  mahathi samsara chakre  vichitrabhi karma gathibhi vichitrasu yonishu puna puna anekadha janithwa kenapi punya karma  viseshena idhaanimthana manushye  dwijanma visesham prapthavatho  mama jjanmabhyasa jjanama prabruthi  ethath kshana paryantham , baalye, vayasi kaumare  yowane  vaardhake cha jagrath swapna sushupthya avasthamsu  mano vak kaya karmendriya  jnanendriya vyaparai kama-krodha-lobha-moha-madha-mathsaryaadhi  sambhavithaanam iha janmani  janmanthare cha jnana ajnana kruthaanam maha pathakanaam mahaa patathakanumanthratwadeenam , samapathakaanaam upapaathakaanaam malini karanaanam nindhitha dhana dhaano upa jeevanaadeenam aapathrikarananaam  jathi bramsa karaanam vihitha  karma thyaagaaadeenam  jnanadha  sakruth kruthanaam ajnanatha  asakruth kruthaanam  sarveeshaam papaanam  sadhya  aapanodhanartham

aswatha narayana sannidhou-deva brahmana sannidhou-tryaa trimsath koti devathaa sannidhou-sri visaalakshi sametha visweswara swami sannidhou-mahaa ganapathi sannidhou-seetha lakshmana bharatha sathrugna-hanumt samedha sri rama chandra swmai sannidhou-sri rukmani sathyabhama samedha sri gopala Krishna swami sannidhou-hari hara puthra swami sannidhou-sri lakshmi narayana swami sannidhou  sraavanyaam pournamasyaam adhyopakrama karma karishye.Thadangam sravanee pournamasi punyakale sareera shudhartam  shuddhodhaka snanam aham karishye

                  Athi krura maha kaya, kalpanthahanopama,

                   Bairavaya namasthubhyam anujnam dathu marhasi

 

Summary meaning:Here again apart from locating oneself with reference to time , one locates himself with reference to place also.We are supposed to live in Jambu Dweepa, Bharatha Kanda which is south of the great mountain Maha meru.Then again this Bhasratha Kanda is blessed with many holy rivers and holy places.Then prayer is done to God to pardon sins committed by word, thought and deed, because this was done inspite of his great grace which made us be born as human beings after several wheels of birth.Also the sins performed during several ages in life is highlighted.Some of the sins specifically mentioned are those done while earning money without conscience, giving money to improper people, actions which did not suit the caste we are born in, sins due to non performance of actions which ought to have been done and so on. We pray God and tell him that we would take bath in holy pure water and then start the veda parayanas which is our duty as Brahmin.

 

4.Yagnopa veetha dharana manthra

 

     After bath again change poonal by reciting manthra as given in s.No.1.Please note that now a days very rarely people take bath after mahaa sankalpam but do prokshana snanam i.e bath by sprikling of water on the head.

 

5.Kanda Rishi Tharpanam

    1,Aachamanam

     2,Shklaama baradharam

     3.Om bhoo

      4.Mamo partha samastha durida kshya dwara  sri parameshwata preethyartham sravanyaam  pournamaasyam  adhyoyapakrama  karmangam kanda rishi tharpanam karishye.

     Wear poonal as garland and do tharpanam using water mixed with thil (black gingely) and akshatha

      Each manthra has to be chanted thrice and tharpanam done.

 

1.Prajapathim kanda rishim tharpayami

2,Somam kanda rishim tharpayami

 3.Agnim kanda rishim tharpayami

4.Viswaan devaan kanda rishim tharpayaami

5.Saahinkeer devatha upanishadha tharpayami

6.Yagnigeer devatha upanishadha tharpayaami

 7.Vaaruneer devatha upanishadha tharpayami

8.Brhamanagum  swayubhuvam tharpayaami

9.Sadasaspathim tharpayami

  wear poonal in the normal fashion and then do aachamana.

 

Summary meaning:Tharpanam means really satisfying.By this tharpanam we satisfy the rishi(sages) of Soma(moon), Agni(fire), Viswaan devan(all gods looking after earth), etc.

 

5.Vedarambham

 

    Though these are essential part of Avani avittam , I am not giving this because Vedic manthraas are very diffcult to transliterate in to English and reading them wrongly would be counter productive.

 

6.Gaayathri japam (30-8-2004)

 

1.Aachamanam

2,Shuklaam baradharam

 3.Om bhoo

 4.Mamo partha samastha duritha kshya dwara  sri parameshwara preethyartham Tadeva lagnam sudhinam tadaiva, tharaa balam chandra balam thadaiva , vidhya balam daiva balam tadaiva, Sri Lakshmi pathe aangriyugam smaramaami

              Apavithra pavithro vaa sarvaavasthaam gathopi vaa , ya smareth pundari kaksham, sabahyanthara suchi , manasam vaachikam  paapam  , karmanaa

Samuparjitham, sri Rama smaranenaiva vyopahathi na samsaya .Sree rama Rama Shubhe Shobane muhurthe  adya Brahmana dwiteeya paradhe , Swetha varaha kalpe, Vaivaswatha Manvanthare, Ashtavimsathi thame  , Kali yuge, Prathame pade, Jambhu Dwipe, Bharatha Varshe,Bhartaha Kande, Mero Dakshine Parswe, Sakabdhe, Asmin Varthamane  Vyavaharike, Prabhavadhi Sashti Samavathsaranaam Madhye, Dharana nama Samvathsare , Dakshinayane, Varsha Rithou, Simha mase  Krishna pakshe  aadhya prathamaayam(Before 8 .30 AM IST Pournamyam) shubha thidou  Indu vaasara yukthayaam  sadha bishak nakshatra yukthaayam  shubha yoga shubha karana  evam guna viseshana visisishtaayam  asyaam prathamaayam(before 8.30 AM Pournamyam) shubha thidou  mithyaa theetha prayaschittartham  ashtothara sahasra samkya  gayatri maha manthra japam karishye.

     Start from Pravasya Rishi brahma….  followed by aayathith anuvagasya… and then chant the gaythri manthra 1008 times.

 Complete with Abhivaadaye  and then complete with

     Kayena vacha…….

 

Appendix Brahma Yagnam.

 

  1. Perform Achamanam
  2. Face eastern direction and do “Shuklam baradaram….” Followed by pranayamam “om Bhoo…”
  3. Mamopartha samastha duritha kshya dwara sri Parameshwara preethyartham Brahma Yagnam karishye. Brahma yagnena Yakshye.
  4. Chant and clean the hands with water

Vidhyudasi paapmanam vidhya me paapmanam amruthath Sathya mupaime

And then chant

      Om Bhooo tatsa vithurvarenyam

       Om Bhuva Bhargo devasya Dheemahi

        Ogum suva Dhiyo yona prachodayath

        Om Bhooo Tatsa vithurvarenyam Bhargo devasya dheemahi

         Om Bhuva Dhiyo yona prachodayath

         Ogum Suva Tatsa vithurvarenyam Bhargo devasya Dheemahi Dhiyo yona         prachothayath

 

  1. Chant  Vedic manthras

Om Agnimeele purohitham Yagnasya Dheva mruthvijam, hotharam Rathna Dhathamam

Om Ishe Twoje Thwa vayavasthapayavastha Devo vassavitha prarpayathu sreshtathamaya karmane

Om Agna Aayahi veethaye grunano havyadathaye, ni hotha sadhsi bharhishi

Om sanno devirabheeshtaya Aapo peethaye sam yorabhisravanthu na

       After this recite if possible vedic manthras that you know like Rudram, Chamakam etc

 

  1. Sprinkle water round the head by reciting

                           Sathyam Thapa sradhayam juhomi

 

  1. Recite three times with folded hands

Om namo brahmane namosthwagnaye nama pruthwyai nama oshadheebhya namo vaache namo vaachaspathaye  namo vishnave bruhathe karomi.

 

      8.Clean the hands again with water by reciting “vrushtirasi vruschame paapmanamamruthath sathyamupaaga”

Do aachamanam

  1. Chant “shuklam baradaram….”
  2. Do Pranayamam, “om Bhoo…”
  3. Mamopartha samastha duritha kshaya dwara sri parameshwra preethyartham  deva-rishi-pithru tharpanam karishye.
  4. Touch water and clean your hands
  5. Do deva tharpanam through the tip of fingers

               1.Bramodaya ye deva thaan devaan tharpayami

                2.Sarvaan devaan tharpayami

                3. Sarva deva ganaan tharpayami

                4.Sarva deva pathnis tharapayami

                5.Sarva deva ganapathnis tharpayami

       13, Do rishi tharpanam by wearing yagnopaveetha as garland and pouring out water from  the liitle finger

               1,Krishna dwaipayanaya ye rishaya thaan rishin tharpayami

                2. Sarvaan risheen tharpayami

               3.Sarva rishi ganaan tharpayami

                4. Sarve rishi pathnis tharpayami

                 5,Sarva rishi gana pathnistharpayami

                 6. Prajapathim kanda rishim tharpayami

                 7. Somam kanda rishim tharpayami

                 8. Agnim kanda rishim tharpayami

 Put the Yagnopaveetham in normal fashion and pour water from the tips of fingers

                 9. Viswan devan kanda rishin tharpayami

                 10. Samihithir devatha upanishada tharpayami

                 11. Yagnigir devatha upanishada tharpayami

                 12.Varuneer devatha upanishada tharpayami

Put the Yagnopaveetham and pour water by towards the left

                  13. Havyavaham tharpayami

                  14.Viswaan devaan kanda rishin tharpayaami

Pour water by the bottom of the palm towards self

                  15.Brahmanam swayambhuvam tharpayami

                   16.Viswan devan kandarishin tharpayami

                   17.Arunan kandarishin tharpayami

Put the Yagnopaveetham in normal fashion and pour water from the tips of fingers

                   18.Sadasaspathim tharpayami

                    19.Rig vedam tharpayami

                    20.Yajur Vedam tharpayami 

                    21. Sama Vedam tharpayami

                    22. Atharvana Vedam tharpayami

                    23. Ithihasa puranam tharpayami

                    24. Kalpam tharpayami

14.Only those who have lost their father (others go to step 15)do Pithru tharpanam wearing the yagnopaveetham on the right shoulder pouring water between the thumb. And index finger.

                   1.Soma pithruman yamo angiraswan agni kavyavahana ithyadaya ye pithara                                     

                       thaan pithrun tharpayami,

                    2. Sarvaan pithrun tharpayami

                    3. Sarva pithru ganan tharpayami

                    4. Sarva pithru pathnistharpayami

                    5. Sarva pithru ganapanthnistharpayami

                    6.oorjam vahanthi amrutham grutham paya keelaalam parisruyatham

                        swadaastha  tharpayatha me pithrun trupyatha, trupyatha, trupyatha

                     7.Aabrahma sthambha paryantham jagat trupyathu

15.Put the yagnopaveetha in the normal fashion

                Pour water saying Om That sat Brahmarpanamasthu

      And then do aachamanam.

Brahma yagnam(sacrifice to Brahma) is the oblation offered to satisfy Devas, Rishis(sages) and Pithrus(ancestors). It is supposed to be performed daily after Madhyannikam, But nowadays it is done mainly on avani avittam days.

 

 



* Taken from book on Sandhya Vandhana Bhashyam published by Ramakrishna mutt. Mylapore, Chennai, and Yajur upa karma prayoga published by R.S.Vadhyar , Kalapathy. Transliteration done by P.R.Ramachander

* The Brahma Yagam manthras are given at the end of this compilation.