Atharvan Yagyopavit Dharan Vidhi

The procedure for yagyopavita dharan in accordance with Kaushika sutra [ Grihyasutra of Atharva veda ] is quite different  from all other traditions , Somewhat it is parallel to procedure followed by Ashvalayan rigavedi nambothiris, Jaimineya   samavedi nambothris .
Other Rigvedi , Yajur vedi ( both krishna & sukla ), Samavedi and Paipalada atharvavedis  uses yagyopavitam paramam……. this mantra for wearing bramhasutra ,  whether it is mentioned in there  Grihyasutra sutra or not . Even brahmans following ashwalayan sutra  ( mostly Maharashtrin brahmans ), Jaiminyeya brahmans  ( belonging to Varanasi ) uses same mantra even if it is not mentioned in there sutra. Only Nambothiri and some other  traditions preserve  original, authentic and standard  procedure for wearing  yagyopavita for the bramhans  following such grihya-sutras  where no mantra is prescribed for wearing yagnopavita.
*  The most common procedure  among all sects of brahmans as well as in both north Indian & south Indian  tradition is to wear yagnopavit by  use of mantra  Yagyopavitam parmam pavitraaam . ..……It seems to be that this mantra is common to all brahmans.
The procedure given below is followed by my family tradition ,( recently I have confirmed procedure used by us and described by Darila bhashya on kaushika sutra.) .A parallel procedure is used by nambothiris of ashvalayan , jaimineya, vadhula sects, please  refer to nambothiri website of Callicut trust.(url = http://www.nambothiri.com)

note-Procedure may differ according to sect, family tradition ,  guru-parampara, ( please refer to your elders / purohita / guru )

samkalpam:
MamotpattA samasta dUrIta shya dwarA srI parmEshwar prITyArTham , shrOUt smArta karmAnUsthan adhIkAr  siddhaYarTham bramaha teja vivardhanArham  yagyopavita dhAran karIshyE  ( KarishyamahE)

(1) Mantra prokshana:

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Use the apohista mantra for prokshana of yagyopavita , and yourself .

Samskar of yagnopavita:
Till last century people use to make there yagnopavita at home and use to do these sanskara at the time of making but now we have to purchase yagnopavita  form stores ,or we get them from temples, so it is compulsory to do these samskara before wearing it. First of all tantudeva avahan , granthi deva avahan and then rishi avahan is done

(1) Om  OmkArAy namaH omkArAy  Avahayami

(2) Om agnayE  namaH  agnayE    Avahayami

(3)Om sarpEbhyo namaH sarpEbhyO     Avahayami

(4) Om  SomAy  namaH  somAy  Avahayami

(5) Om PitrEbhyo  namaH pitrEbhyo   Avahayami

(6)Om prajApatE namaH prajApataye  Avahayami

(7) Om anilaya namaH  anilaya      Avahayami

(8) Om yamay  namaH  yamay     Avahayami
(9) Om vishwEdEvAy   namaH vishwEdEvAy Avahayami

Granthi devta avahan

(1) Om  BramhanE   namaH  BramhanE    Avahayami
(2) Om VishnavE   namaH   VishnavE     Avahayami
( 3) Om RudrAy  namaH RudrAy    Avahayami

Rishi Avahan

: bramhA cha kashyapO vipraH sanakasch sanandanH | sanat-sanAtanO vipro nAradH kapilastathA ||
marichIR-atriH pulahH pulastayO gautamaH kratUH | bragUR-dakshaH prachEtascha vashishthO valmikIsThathA ||
dwaipayan bharadwAjaH shUko jaimini-rev cha| vidurathH shunashEpo jatUkarnascha rauravaH ||
aUrvaH  svartakaH shukraH sUrAcharyO brihaspatiH | chandraH suryo budhaH srI- Man yagyasutrasya granthIshU|| thisthantU mama vamanshE vamaskhandhE aharnishaM |

Perform abhimantran of yagnopavita with following mantra .

  ( Bramha || Parmatmaa || Puro- usnika- Brahati )

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Wear yagnopavit by  Puting one yajnopavItam on at a time. To do this, Sit squatting (facing east. Hold the yajnopavItam with both hands, with your right palm facing up over your head, and your left palm facing  the ground.
The top of the brahma-mudi (knot) should be  on your right palm and should be facing right.  .
 

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A bramhachari should wear one and a snataka  wears two scared tread.

Recite pranava 10 times and wear yagyopavita.
      

        ” OmkArasya BramhA rishI,
          DevI gAyatrI chhandA,
            ParmAtmA devtA,
       yagyopavIta dhAranE vinIyogA ”

recite OM (× 10 )

A grahasta should wear two yagyopavita one by one by abhimantran , then reciting pranava  10 times .Again repete it for second yagyopavita. (for second add 
Discard old yagyopavita by reciting these mantra :

UpavItaM Bhinna*-TantUm jIrnaM kashmal dushitaM |  VisrUjAmi punarbramhan varcho dIrghayU   AstU mE ||
(* chhinam is also a patha )
Recite gayatri for 10 times.( 10 for each yagyopavita i.e. grahasta has to do 20 times )

Again perform achman and do samarpan.

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|| Yagyopavita Dharan vidhi ||

Hear I am giving another vidhi for yagyopavita dharan which is most commanly used by all bramhans irrespective of there sects, shakhas.
I have confirmed that Paipaladins also uses this vidhi . The process given above is  authentic and std. for shaunak shakha.
I have seen some shaunka- shakhadhyayins using this vidhi due to lack of living tradition,paddhati granta, corruption in texts , not maintaining family tradition and lack of interest in atharva vediya karmas.
Bramhans belonging to atharva veda  are studying othere shakhas ,due to opportunity of income as they are majorly followed.Some paipaladins from Orrisa are learning Kanva shakha , Shaunkins from  Gujrat are learning Shukla yajurveda, In south, some are learning Taittariya shakha instead of there own shakha ( Shaunak & Paipalada  Atharva veda)
This vidhi is comman to all vedic bramhans , hence I am giving this.)
Perform Achmanam twice and pranayam thrice.
Perform samkalpam, then recite the following mantra for wearing  yagnopavit.Visarjan mantra for old yagyopavita is same.

yaGYopavIta dhArnaNa mantrasya prajApati R^ishiH, triShTupChandaH,
trayIvidyA devatA|
yaGYopavIta dhAraNe viniyogaH|

yaGYopavItaM paramaM pavitraM prajApateH yatsahajaM purastAt.h |
AyushyamagryaM pratimu~ncha shubhraM yaGYopavItaM balamastu tejaH ||

Discard old yagyopavita by following mantra

upavItam ChinnantuM jIrNam kashmala-dUshitaM |
visRjAmi punarbrahman.h varco dIrghAyurastu me ||

Perform Achmanam, do samarpanam.

Note : grahasta should again perform the above procedure for second yagyopavita. Add  the samkalpam lines as mama grahasta-AshramArthE dwitIyA yagyopavIta dhAran karIshyE.)

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