Yajur Upakarma-2014

This year (2014) yajur upaakarma is on 10th Aug and Gayatri Japam on 11th August

You may make a note of the sankalpam details and print  out Sanskrit versions for easy reading.

Upakarma Procedure

Preliminaries:

1.AchamanaM

achyutaaya namaH
anantaaya namaH
govindaaya namaH

Take little water on your right palm and swallow it uttering the above mantra(don’t sip the water). Wash the palm with water, wipe the lips with the clean palm, wash the palm again

With right hand fingers as described below touch the various parts of the body.

keshavaaya namaH (thumb to touch right cheek)
naaraayaNaaya namaH (thumb to touch left cheek)
maadhavaaya namaH (ring finger to touch right eye)
govindaaya namaH (ring finger to touch left eye)
vishhNave namaH (index finger to touch right side nose)
madhusuudanaaya namaH (index finger to touch left side nose)
trivikramaaya namaH (little finger to touch right ear)
vaamanaaya namaH (little finger to touch left ear)
shriidharaaya namaH (middle finger to touch right shoulder)
hR^ishhiikeshaaya namaH (middle finger to touch left shoulder)
padmanaabhaaya namaH (four fingers to touch navel and the chest)
daamodaraaya namaH (four fingers to touch head)

2.praaNaayaama

oM bhuuH. oM bhuvaH. oM suvaH. oM mahaH.
oM janaH. oM tapaH. o{gm.h} satyam.h .
oM tatsaviturvareNyaM .
bhargodevasya dhiimahi.
dhiyo yo naH prachodayaat.h .
omaapo jyotiraso.amR^itaM brahma bhuurbhuvassuvarom.h ..

3. Ganpati dyaanaM

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ShuklaambaradharaM vishhNuM shashivarNaM chatur bhujat.hM .
prasanna vadanaM dhyaayet.hsarva vighnopashaantaye ..

4.saN^kalpaM for Kamokarshit japam.

With the palms together in the saN^kalpa posture

asya shrii bhagavato mahaa puruShasya shrii viShNoH aaj~naa pravartamaanasya adya brahmaNaH dvitiiya paraardhe shrii
shveta varaaha kalpe vaivasvata manvantare kaliyuge prathama paade jambuudviipe bhaarata varShe bharata khaNDe shakaabde
meroH daxiNe paarshve asmin.h vartamaanaanaaM vyavahaarikaaNaaM prabhavaadiinaaM shaShTi saMvatsaraaNaaM madhye

This sankalpam is for Yajur veda upakarama on 10th August 2014

vijaya naama saMvatsare
DhakshiNaayane
varsha R^itau
simha maase
shukla paxe
pauramaasyaam shubhatithau
Ravi vaasarE
sravaNa…. naxatra yuktaayaaM  shubha yoga shubha karaNa evaMguNa
visheShaNa vishiShTaayaaM asyaaM pauramaasyaam… shubhatithau shrii parvati parmEshwar prIthyartham pauShyaaM paurNamaasyaaM adhyaayotsarjana akaraNa praayashchittaarthaM aShTottara sahasra sa~Nkhyaa kaamo.akaarShit.h manyura kaarShit.h mahaa mantra japaM kariShye

Do kaamo.akaarShit.h manyura kaarShit.h japam 1008/100 times as per sankalpam

kAmokArShInnAhaM karomi kAmaH karoti kAmaH karttA kAmaH kArayitA |
etatte kAma kAmAya svAhA ||

manyurakArShInnAhaM karomi manyuH karoti manyuH karttA manyuH kArayitA |
etatte manyo manyave svAhA ||

Note – yajurvedis are supposed to recite this long mantra from
taittiriya AraNyaka. Nowadays, people recite only
“kAmokArShIt.h
manyurakArShIt.h namonnamaH”.

aachamanam.h
2 times

praaNaayaamam.h

6.yaj~nopaviita dhaaraNaM

asya shrii bhagavato mahaa puruShasya shrii viShNoH aaj~naa pravartamaanasya adya brahmaNaH dvitiiya paraardhe shrii
shveta varaaha kalpe vaivasvata manvantare kaliyuge prathama paade jambuudviipe bhaarata varShe bharata khaNDe shakaabde meroH daxiNe paarshve asmin.h vartamaanaanaaM vyavahaarikaaNaaM prabhavaadiinaaM shaShTi saMvatsaraaNaaM madhye

……Jaya…………… naama saMvatsare
………dakshinayane………… ayane
……..varsha…………. R^itau
…shravan/simha……………… maase
…….shukla…………. paxe
..paurnamasyan………………. shubhatithau
…….ravi………….. vaasara
……….shravan……….. naxatra yuktaayaaM  shubha yoga shubha karaNa evaMguNa
visheShaNa vishiShTaayaaM asyaaM  shubhatithau shrii   parvati parmEshwar
priityarthaM shraavaNyaaM paurNamaasyaaM adhyaayopaa karma kariShye.

tada~NgaM kaaNDa R^iShi tarpaNaM kariShye.
tada~NgaM yaj~nopaviita dhaaraNaM kariShye.
tada~NgaM kaaverii snaanamaham.h kariShye.
(bachelors only) tada~Ngatayaa mau~njyajina daNDa dhaaraNaani cha kariShye
 

yaj~nopaviita dhaaraNa mahaa mantrasya brahmaa R^iShiH Touch the Head
triShThup.h chhandaH Touch the Nose
trayii vidyaa devataaH Touch the heart

yaj~nopaviita dhaaraNe viniyogaH

Hold yoj~nopaviitaM as shown in the picture below. Put in as shown by the arrows while reciting the following mantras

yaj~nopaviitaM paramaM pavitraM prajaa pateH yat.h sahajaM purastaat.h.
aayuShyaM agriyaM pratimu~ncha shubhraM yaj~nopaviitaM balamastu tejaH..

Do aachamanaM and praNaayaamaM

The following session is only for grahastaas

adya puurvokta evaMguNa visheShaNa vishiShTaayaaM asyaaM …………………. shubhatithau shrautasmaarta vihita nitya
karmaanuShThana yogyataa sidhdiyarthaM gaarhasthayaarthaM dvitiiya yaj~nopaviita dhaaraNaM kariShye.

punaH yaj~nopaviita dhaaraNaM

yaj~nopaviita dhaaraNa mahaa mantrasya brahmaa R^iShiH Touch the Head
triShThup.h chhandaH Touch the Nose
trayii vidyaa devataaH Touch the heart

yaj~nopaviita dhaaraNe viniyogaH

Hold yoj~nopaviitaM as shown in the picture below. Put in as shown by the arrows while reciting the following mantras

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yaj~nopaviitaM paramaM pavitraM prajaa pateH yat.h sahajaM purastaat.h.
aayuShyaM agriyaM pratimu~ncha shubhraM yaj~nopaviitaM balamastu tejaH..

Do aachamanaM and praNaayaamaM

6.Removing old yaj~nopaviitam. This section is common to all

Recite

upaviitaM chhinnatantuM jiirNaM kashmala duuShitam.h.
visR^ijaami hare brahman.h varcho diirghaayurastu me..

Remove your old yaj~nopaviitaM.

Do aachamanaM

The following procedure is only for bachelors for wearing maunji,deer skin and palasa tanda

Recite the following mantras and wear “maunji” on your waist.

idaM duruktaat.h paribaadhamaanaa sharma varuuthaM punatii na aagaat.h.
praaNaa paanaabhyaaM balamaabharantii priyaa devaanaaM subhagaa mekhaleyam.h..

R^itasya goptrii tapasaH parasvii ghnatii raxaH sahamaanaa araatiiH.
saa naH samantamanu pariihi bhadrayaa bhartaaraste mekhale maa riShaama..

Recite the following mantras and wear deer skin on your yaj~nopaviitam

mitrasya chaxurdharuNaM baliiyaH tejo yashasvi sthaviraM samiddham.h.
anaahanasyaM vasanam.h jariShNu pariidaM vaajyajinaM dadhe.aham.h..

Recite the following mantras and hold the palasa danda on your hand

sushravaH sushravasaM maa kuru yathaa tvaM sushravaH sushravaa asi.
evamahaM sushravaH sushravaa bhuuyaasaM.
yathaa tvaM sushravo devaanaaM nidhi gop.asi.
evamahaM braahmaNaanaaM nidhi gopo bhuuyaasaM.

The following procedure is common for all

7.kaaNDa R^iShi tarpaNaM

sa~NkalpaM
……. shrii   parvati parmEshwar
priityarthaM deva R^iShi tarpaNaM kariShye.

Put the yaj~noopaviitaM like a garland, and hold it with two thumb fingers.Take little seasame seeds and akshata  and pour little water on the hand and do like argyam

R^iShi tiirthaM (like argyam)

prajaapatiM kaaNDa R^iShiM tarpayaami

somaM kaaNDa R^iShiM tarpayaami

agniM kaaNDa R^iShiM tarpayaami

vishvaan.h devaan.h kaaNDa R^iShiM tarpayaami

saaMhitiir.h devataa kaaNDa R^iShiM tarpayaami

yaaj~niir.h devataa kaaNDa R^iShiM tarpayaami

vaaruNiir.h devataa kaaNDa R^iShiM tarpayaami

brahma tiirthaM (through the underside of the palms)

brahmaaNaM svayaMbhuvaM tarpayaami

Using little fingers

sadasaspatiM tarpayaami

sarvaM sri samabasadashivaaarpaNamastu

//  iti upaakarma //

Now atleast recite rudram,durga suktam and do saashtaanga namaskaaram to lord , guru,parents and elders

gaayatrii japaH

Updated for 2014;(Aug 11th)

1.AchamanaM Do it two times

2.praaNaayaama .Do it three times

3. Ganpati dyaanaM

ShuklaambaradharaM vishhNuM shashivarNaM chatur bhujat.hM .
prasanna vadanaM dhyaayet.hsarva vighnopashaantaye .

4.saN^kalpaM
 With the palms together in the saN^kalpa posture

asya shrii bhagavato mahaa puruShasya shrii viShNoH aaj~naa pravartamaanasya adya brahmaNaH dvitiiya paraardhe shrii
shveta varaaha kalpe vaivasvata manvantare kaliyuge prathama paade jambuudviipe bhaarata varShe bharata khaNDe shakaabde meroH daxiNe paarshve asmin.h vartamaanaanaaM vyavahaarikaaNaaM prabhavaadiinaaM shaShTi saMvatsaraaNaaM madhye

vijaya naama saMvatsare
DhakshiNaayane
varsha R^itau
simha maase
krishNa paxe
Prathamaayaam shubhatithau
Soma  vaasara
Dhanishta naxatra yuktaayaaM  shubha karaNa evaMguNa
visheShaNa vishiShTaayaaM asyaaM prathamaayaaM shubhatithau shrii parvati parmEshwar
priityarthaM mithyaadhiita praayashchittaarthaM aShTottara sahasra sa~Nkhyayaa gaayatrii mahaa mantra japaM kariShye.

Now like sandhya vandanam, do the Gayatri japa vidhi

oM praNavasya R^ishhi brahmaa touch the head
devii gaayatrii chhandaH touch the nose
paramaatmaa devataa touch the chest

oM bhuuraadi  sapta vyaahR^itiinaaM atri bhR^igu kutsa vasishhTha
gautama kaashyapa aaN^girasa R^ishhayaH                                                              touch the head
gaayatrii ushhNik.h anushhTup bR^ihatii paN^ti tR^ishhTup jagatyaH chhandaa{gm}si touch the nose
agni vaayu arka vaagiisha varuNa indra vishvedevaaH devataaH                                 touch the chest

saavitryaa R^ishhiH vishvaamitraH                  touch the head
deviigaayatrii chhandaH                                  touch the nose
savitaa devataa                                              touch the chest

gaayatrii shiraso brahma R^ishhiH              touch the head
anushhTup chhandaH                                 touch the nose
paramaatmaa devataa                                 touch the chest

sarveshhaaM praaNaayaame viniyogaH
(perform aatma aavaahanam and fold the palms again in praNaama/namaste posture)

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muktaavidruma hemaniila dhavaLachchhaayaiH mukhaistriikshaNaiH
yuktaamindukalaa nibaddhamakuTaaM tatvaartha varNaatmikaaM |
gaayatriiM varadaabhayaaM kushakashaM shubhraM kapaalaM guNaM
shaN^khaM chakramathaaravindayugaLaM hastairvahantiiM bhaje ||

(meditate on the form of gaayatrii devi)

omaapo jyotiraso.amR^itaM brahma bhuurbhuvassuvarom.h

(while chanting the above mantra perform aatma parishuddhi with the two palms by gently touching from head to toe)

arkamaNDala madhyasthaM suuryakoTisamaprabham.h |
brahmaadi sevya paadaabjaM naumibrahma ramaasakham.h ||

(meditate on gaayatrii devi)

praaNaanaayamya 3 times

oM bhuuH oM bhuvaH oM suvaH oM mahaH
oM bhuuH oM bhuvaH oM suvaH oM mahaH
oM bhuuH oM bhuvaH oM suvaH oM mahaH

 gaayatrii aavaahanam

aayaatu ityanuvaakasya vaamadeva R^ishhiH touch the head
anushhTup.h chhandaH touch the nose
gaayatrii devataa hR^idaya athavaa touch the chest

gaayatrii aavaahane viniyogaH

(hold the palms together in praNaama/namaste posture)

aayaatu varadaa devii aksharaM brahma sammitam |
gaayatriiM chhandasaaM maatedaM brahma jushhasvanaH |
ojosi sahosi balamasi bhraajosi devaanaaM dhaama naamaasi
vishvamasi vishvaayuH sarvamasi sarvaayuH abhibhuuroM
gaayatriiM aavaahayaami ( aatma aavaahanam)
saavitriiM aavaahayaami ( aatma aavaahanam)
sarasvatiiM aavaahayaami ( aatma aavaahanam)

praatardhyaayaami gaayatriiM ravimaNDala madhyagaam.h |
R^igvedamuchchaarayantiiM raktavarNaaM kumaarikaam.h |
akshamaalaakaraaM brahmadaivatyaaM haMsavaahanaam.h ||

saavitryaa R^ishhiH vishvaamitraH                     touch the head
deviigaayatrii chhandaH                                     touch the nose
savitaa devataa                                                 touch the chest

gaayatrii japaH

Do the japam for 1008 times as per the sankalpam

oM | bhuurbhuvassuvaH | oM
tatsaviturvareNiyaM |
bhargodevasya dhiimahi |
dhiyo yonaH prachodayaat.h ||
oM |

 gaayatrii upasthaanam.h

aachamanam

oM bhuurbhuvassuvaH  Sprinkle water on the floor where the japam was made

praaNaayaamaH
oM bhuuH oM bhuvaH oM suvaH oM mahaH

uttama ityanuvaakasya vaamadeva R^ishhiH         touch the head
anushhTup.h chhandaH                                     touch the nose
gaayatrii devataa                                              touch the chest
gaayatrii udvaasane viniyogaH
(Perform the udvaasana mudra with the palms stand up and hold the palms in praNaama/namaste posture)

uttame shikhare devii bhuumyaaM parvata muurdhani |
braahmaNebhyo hyanuGYaanaM gachchhadevi yathaa sukham.h ||

praNamya (saashhTaaN^ga praNaama) abhivaadayet.h

(Fill in the appropriate R^ishhi pravaram and other details in the blanks below.)
abhivaadaye (………) (……….) (………) …….
(………) R^ishheya pravaraanvita
(………..)gotraH
(………..) suutraH
(…………..) shaakhaadhyaayii
shrii (…………..) sharmaanaamaahaM asmibhoH||
 

aachamanam

achyutaaya namaH anantaaya namaH govindaaya namaH

//Ends the gayatri japam //

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