upakarmaYajur Upakarma which is performed in the month of Sravana, on the full moon day. This year, it  falls on 10th August, 2014.

It is very important that all of us perform this ritual without fail and do prayshchita for removal of all the sins and secure the divine blessings.

PDF and Audio Downloads

The complete Upakarma vidhi is available in Tamil and Sanskrit as downloadable pdf files for the help of all devotees. The Audio recording for the same has also been provided for the benefit of devotees. The Mantras have been rendered by Sri V.Sriram Ghanapatigal

NOTE: While the below PDF and Audio Files will be helpful for the devotees to perform Avani Avittam at the comfort of their home by following these, it is for those who are hard pressed for time and are  in remote places where there are not many Vadhyars and also community members to get together and perform this at a common place.  Atleast on this day, it would be better if the members and devotees of our community come together at a place like a Temple, Community Halls, River banks, Veda Patasala etc and perform Avani Avittam, and attain the blessings of the Almighty. This would also serve our community to get together and stronger and save our ancient traditions and culture and do Dharma Karyams.

In case of difficulty or break ups in audio streaming, please download the entire mp3 to your local drive and play.

Download PDF in Tamil  | Download PDF in Sanskrit

Audio Files :

  1. Prarthana :
    | Download MP3
  2. Introduction :  
    | Download MP3
  3. Samitadanam :  
    | Download MP3
  4. Kamokarshit Japam:  
    | Download MP3
  5. Brahma Yagnam:  
    | Download MP3
  6. Deva-Rishi Tarpanam:  
    | Download MP3
  7. Pitru Tarpanam:  
    | Download MP3
  8. Mahasankalpam:  
    | Download MP3
  9. Yagnopaveetha Dharanam:  
    | Download MP3
  10. Kandarishi Tarpanam:  
    | Download MP3
  11. Vedarambham:  
    | Download MP3
  12. Conclusion:  
    | Download MP3
  13. Gayathri Japa Sankalpam :  
    | Download MP3

Hara Hara Sankara   Jaya Jaya Sankara

Vedokhilo Dharma Moolam   Dharmo Rakshati Rakshitaha

This article has 115 comments

  1. selvaraj d Reply

    sl.number 11 downloading error. thanks for the details given. it is very use full.
    once again thanks.

  2. Hariharan Reply


    Link was very useful during my yajur upakarma and thanks a lot for your excellent service.

  3. n b swaminathan Reply

    ராம் ராம் ,

    நான் துபையில் இருந்து எழுதிகிறேன் இன்று உங்கள் ஆடியோ வைத்து

    நான் என் மன திருப்தியுடன் அனைத்தும் நல்படியாக முடிந்தது .

    மிக்க சந்தோசம் .
    வேறு வார்த்தைகள் சொல தெரியவில்லை அந்த அளவிற்கு எனக்கு திருப்தி.

    என்றும் உங்கள் சுவாமிநாதன்

  4. Krishnamoorthy G Reply

    Pranams. Wonderful job. A great service to the community.

    Respectful regards.

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  7. K N Srinivasan Reply

    thanks for the audio of yejurveda upakarma it is very useful, please if you have the same for Regveda upakarma in audio format please let me know the site it will be a great useful for my son who is in Canada. thanks have a nice day………

    • vedabhavan Reply

      Dear Sir

      We will also try to provide the same for other vedas.

      Thank you

  8. Ramachandran Ramgopal Reply

    Namaskarams.Thanks for making available the Upakarma manthrams 2014 both in PDF and Audio downloadable formats. My gratitude goes to Sri. V.Sriram Ghanapatigal for explanation and beautiful rendering.


  9. ravi Reply

    very good website…we completed avaniavittam 2014 with the help of the audio recordings. thanks much.

  10. K Venkataramani Reply

    Dear Sir,

    Sriram Ghanabadigal is a highly read vedic scholor with a clarity in his sanskrit pronounciation & I had attended many of his discourses. I see many posts addressing as Vadyar, Mama etc. . He is very young in his early twenties & proud son of his mentor,Venkatraman Ghanabadigal.


  11. Mallika Arjun Reply


    I think you have some problem in downloading since all files are clear.. and view the above comments too from others who are able to download ..

  12. G Varadharaj Reply

    Jaya jaya Shankara,
    thank you for the opportunity to perform Avaniavittam with perfect recital of the mantras.
    Kind regards

  13. Giri Subramaniam Reply

    Performing the ceremony with the audio provided me immense satisfaction. The pace of the chant is ideal for a tranquil experience and your explanations are very enriching. I express my gratitude to yourself for this initiative. Please advise your account details so that I can send you the dakshinai.

  14. Ram Reply

    Very useful in performing today’s Avani Avitam and understanding it’s signigicance. I live in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

  15. Balachandar R Reply

    Prostrations to Sri V Sriram Ganapatigal & Vedabhavan / Dharmaprabhodhini team for such a wonderful initiative. As requested by others in the post, I too request you to mail me your bank details towards Sambhavana to make this Upakarma complete in all respects.

    I am also very much interested in enrolling for online veda classes, if initiated from your side.

    I once again heartily & sincerely thank you for this magnificent initiative.

    Best regards,

  16. Prakash Reply

    Really excellent audio and his voice is very clear! This helped me a lot. Thank you!

  17. N Venkatesh Reply

    Dear Shasthrigal,

    Thanks a lot for this noble service. Thanks to my brother Sriram who shared this link. I am very happy to do this year Upakarma with your help.
    Once again Thanks.
    N Venkatesh.

  18. venkataraman Reply


    Yajur upakarma is great

    I am able to do it very well

    Your service to the society give Atma Thrupti.

    Please keep it up and upload more pujas and festival rituals

  19. vijaya baskar Reply

    Thanks a lot. This was very helpful. I have done avani avittam many years and this is the first time i learnt the mantras with the reasoning why we do that.


  20. Ram Reply

    By far this is one the best site for iyers and smarthas with both audio and PDF files. The intonation of mantras is very good with clear instructions. There are many sites out there but none like this. Thanks for uploading this and making it available to all.
    Jai shankara.

  21. S Viswanathan Reply

    My namaskarams to the Vedabhavan Sastrigal / Pandits who has taken so much of interest in our Hindu Brahmin community and uploaded this wonderful recital of the Yajur Upakarma (Avani Avittam) – 2014 – Text & Audio Downloads in full. My heartfelt appreciations to all veda pandits who has made this to reach not only people in India but to all those who are spread all round the globe. I feel it is the first duty of every Brahmin to carry out this upakarma at least on this day every year. In order to keep the Brahmin chain continuously moving, it is the duty of every parent to teach their children to continue in which ever part of the globe you live. I have noticed that some of our readers have put forth their grievances in this column. rest assured Vedabhavan has initiated this wonderful job to start with and will be improving in the days to come I hope and request the veda pandits to upload more of such religious scripts for the benefit of the Brahmin community. Namaskarams

    • vedabhavan Reply

      Dear Sir

      Thank you for your feedback. With Acharyal’s blessings, we shall continue to do the noble work with all your help


  22. D.Vaidhyanathan Reply

    Aneka kodi PRANAMS,
    so kind of you with your noble services;
    we are very much got enlightened , through every steps of’ why and how ,well explained of ‘UPAKARMA’.
    may ALMIGHTY bless every one who have contributed in this noble cause for the benefit of seekers;
    thanking you all. ‘

  23. nandakumar krishnan Reply


    Thanks a lot for this fantastic piece of audio clippings. I will be ever indebted to the priest and also the people behind this effort. I have been searching hard for a long time for such a video. Honestly, This is the best, slowest possible Upakarma that I have performed in my life as a Dwija (after Upanayanam) in the last 24 years.

    Radhe Krishna!

  24. Pichaiyer Krishnamurthy Reply

    Thanks a lot .very very useful and helpful throughout ones lifetime.
    Pitchaiyer Krishnamurthy


      Thanks for enabling the me and my family render the Yajurupakarma without any mistakes in UCHARANA. One request Nothing in this world is free. Let me pay the DAKSINA to the Acharayan who has done this. Pl give the details for the remittance. Thanks a lot and KUDOS for your attempts for the SURVIVAL of the religious Karmas of we Brahmins, now getting diluted.

    • V. Seshadri Reply

      Thanks so much for this wonderful effort in helping out the Brahmin community all over this globe.No doubt as the Guruji/Vadhyar said in the introduction, we need to use this daily to conduct the pooja to Devi Gayathri. As told, please go to the temple/community centre where this is being done collectively do the japa. In case of of Non Resident brahmins abroad and where the priest is not available, this is very useful.

      Like told by the vadhyar, please see that the donations to Veda Samrakshanam is done by all which will be ultimately be our saviour.

      Hara Hara Sankara Jaya Jaya Sankara

      Vedokhilo Dharma Moolam Dharmo Rakshati Rakshitaha

  25. Sai Reply

    Hari Om!. Thank so much. After many years I was able to perform it slowly and perfectly. Heartfelt Thanks to Guru ji

  26. P.s.sribala Reply

    Thanks for the excellent service. I performed the Avvani Avittam with great satisfaction. You should provide the bank account details to forward our Dakshinai.
    With namaskarams

  27. Ramesh Viswanathan Reply


    This is an fantastic initiative. Perfect alternative for people like us living abroad and do not have a vaadhyar to help us perform our Avani avittam. Our requests to upload such audios for all poojas as and when it occurs.

    Our best regards and sincere thanks for this amazing effort.


  28. Badri Reply

    Wonderful recital. Thank you very much for doing this. It is very very helpful and one of the best upakarma I have done in a long time.

  29. Ajeeth Reply


    Is there anything similar(audio) for Vadakalai Iyengar procedure?

  30. Sathiyakailash Reply


    Thanks a lot. Really helpful to those who are at abroad and away from temple/upakarma services.

    Thanks again !!!


  31. Pichaiyer Krishnamurthy Reply

    Laudable service to everyone, Brahmins, and in particular NRIs.Best wishes and praying tgo God your services and organisation to grow leaps and bounds.
    Pitchaiyer Krishnamurthy

  32. Umesh Krishnan Reply

    Aneka Kodi Namaskarams to Vadhiyar. Really helpful and I had one of the best avani avittam. Thank you so much. I wish to ofer dakshinai. Please share your bank account details.

    Namaskarams again.


  33. Natarajan Reply

    Thanks for doing this service. If you could add Yajur Vedha Sandhyavandanam (for Telegu brahmins) will be a great help.

    • vedabhavan Reply

      Will keep posting the Sandhyavandanam for all vedas and sampradayams.

  34. Ramachandran Reply

    Excellent.,work I request u to help us by posting Madyanika mantra, also which we forgot long back.

  35. dr.t.vasudevan Reply

    i just heard the kamokaarsheen audio file. there is a flaw in the reasoning why for the first year there is no need to do this kamokaarsheen japa.
    this japa is done as a prayachittam for not doing a adyayana upakramam in thaishya paurnami which is a karma done before stopping the veda adyayana in January. since the fresher has not done any vedic studies at all there was no need to for that and so he has not erred in any way. so there is not need for prayachittam.
    please correct it.

    • vedabhavan Reply

      Dear Sir

      What you have sent us is also correct and interrelated. When the person hasn’t even started vedarambam, he is not eligible to chant any of the vedic mantras whether it is for prayaschita or not.

  36. Krishnan Reply

    Our sincere Namaskaaram to you, for this wonderful initiative of putting up the audio and the text of the Upaakarma vidhi and Mantram….. It was thanks to you, that we managed to do our Upaakarma today.

    The audio was recorded so well, with spashtam (Clarity) in Ucchaaranam, and recited slowly, along with repetitions as required.

    We cannot convey in words how much it helped us today. This really came as a God-sent. Sincere thanks, once again. God Bless…!

    Shri Gurubhyo Namah!

  37. Gopalakrishnan K Reply

    Found it Very useful.. Appreciate you efforts on detailed explanation….

  38. B. Ramanathan Reply

    Very sincere effort to promote the significance of the upakarma and I wish to hear more from u.

  39. Mani Reply

    i did not have my usual sandhyavandan book with me. Though we follow Rig, for today’s upakarma, after much search, this was the website that had clear instructions and was closest to the procedure that i could remember. Audio files were really helpful. Thanks.

  40. Darshan Krishnamurthy Reply

    Great initiative!! Very clearly explained and simple to understand!!
    Much appreciate the efforts of the team who compiled this. Many thanks.

  41. N Sethuraman Reply

    Respected Sir,

    Anekha Namaskarmas . I googled and got your website address. Today we did with more sincerity and with understanding. If you can share your bank account details, I can complete the upakarma with dakshina which I have placed now before my swamy’s photo.


  42. Ramanathan P E Reply

    Sincere thanks for this work and audio rendition. It was very helpful.

  43. Srinivasan Reply

    This is the best avani avittam of mine in the past 10 years. Thanks a lot to the panditji. Please do amavssya tharpanam also.

  44. p.s.ramesh Reply

    I would like to learn Sandhyavanthanam for Yejurveda with TAMIL explanation like this. (Morning and evening)

    Please do this at the earliest since it is an essential practise to be done before our UPAKARMA.

    Thanks for this Aavani Avittam post. It is really excellent. never ever we have done like this. as if the vattiyar is in our home. like that we felt. voice is very clear. special thanks to him. definitely we will send the money to vedbhavan

  45. Jaikumar Raman Reply

    This was really helpful and I did it following all of them just now
    Thanks to you and the team , and so thought
    Sriram Vadhiyar was excellent

    I would like to get a recording for sandhyavadham including Madhyanikam



  46. Lakshmi Narasimhan Reply

    Namaskaram Sir,

    Regally very good and my anantha kodi namaskarams to Vadhiyar

    I would like to learn Sandhyavanthanam for Righ Veda with TAMIL explanation like this. (Morning and evening)

    Thanks for this Aavani Avittam post. It is really excellent.

    User Requirement:

    0. SANDHYA VANTHANAM | Download MP3 file will be great.

  47. V Satyanarayana Reply

    Very Nice Work. For Vaishnava Sampradhaya – hope, we have to do the same.


    This is a great service to the Brahmin community. Thank you very much.
    I have downloaded all the files. They are fantastic. Keep doing your services.
    I fully agree with Mr.Bala Krishnan. I am interested in such veda classes if
    started I will also join. After the online class and learning is over for each class
    the audio files can be uploaded and the veda students can download them and
    fine tune their learning. After each learning test (online) can be conducted to
    test the students’ learning.
    I will be much pleased if I am of any help in any manner you deem fit.

  49. Balakrishanan.R. Reply

    One more suggestion please.

    Veda lessons can be repaeated like this. We shall enroll first.Then lessons can be started after a proper announcement.
    For me ,I am interested in Samhitha. i am ready to use skype. Since I am not able to walk due hip pain, can you help me ?
    Bala Krishanan.

  50. Vyass Reply

    Dear Vadhyar,

    Thank you so much for these documents and the amazing audio with great explanations. My sashtanga namaskarams to you.


  51. Balakrishanan.R. Reply

    With your help, we performed our upakarma LEISURELY and offered our Dakshina to our Vadhyar.

    Please publish Amavasya manthra so that we can repeat the Manthras with devotion and undersatnding.This can be done every month.


  52. Ramkumar Reply

    My Namaskarams.
    Thank you for the uploads mama. I have been searching for a complete set of audio’s for the past few years. Its really helpful for the people abroad.
    My humble request, it would be great, if you could upload similar mp3’s for Makara Sankaranthi pooja.
    Regards, Ram

  53. Krishnaswamy Reply

    Namaskarams, I am extremely thankful and grateful for providing this audio and link. I consider myself very fortunate to have across this site and was able to use this for today’ function. The pronunciation and the pace of audio was extremely good and again we are very fortunate to hear this level of clear audio and delivery. If it is possible, would like to know the name of the teacher who delivered this audio. Radhe Krishna

  54. Tranquil Turf Reply

    Dear Sirs,

    a very useful link and a very noble effort. read one of the earlier comments on download problem. there is no problem in that. might be, if all 12 downloads happen at a time, it wud hav created some issues. if done 1 after the other, it is very easy. Thankyou Ved Bhavan.

  55. Swaminathan Reply

    Namaskaram & Periyava Thiruvadi Saranam

    Many thanks for these well narrated audios & pdf for Avani Avittam. Wanted to send some donation, please mail the bank details.


  56. Rajagopalan Iyer Reply

    Thank you Sir. Very useful & informative also. Thanks again.

  57. Chandrasekaran K Reply

    Namaskarams.Thanks for making available the Upakarma manthrams 2014 both in PDF and Audio downloadable formats.Let God bless one and all for DHARMAKARYAMS for the benefit of all in universe.

  58. M V S Manian Reply

    I am working in Dubai. One of my friend has forwarded your link today. I found this as very useful . I fealt that one sastrigal is in front of me and i am doing it live. This has made me to forget that i am out of India. I thank you very much for this noble service.

    The MP3 recording was very good . The voice is very clear. The sastrigal who chanted the manthrams has chanted slowly so that others could easily fallow. Thanks to him. Who is that sastrigal ? Voice is good and he seems to be a veda vidhwan.

    How to download this MP3 to my harddisk? Pl inform this.

  59. Siva Narayanan Reply


    This is very helpful and My sincere thanks and pranams for providing the details. God bless you.


  60. v. chandramoulee, chennai Reply

    Today evening when i reached home from office it was 9pm and my wife reminded me that tomorrow is avaniavittam and i do not have any details and while surfing face book, i am happy to see the pdf file on performing the avaniavittam. Thanks for your service, please continue to do the good work

  61. Krishnamurthy Suresh Reply

    Dear Sir,

    Thank you. The Audio is very clear. This is very useful as I am residing in Korba Chattisgarh.

    With regards,


  62. Narayanan Reply

    Dear Sir,


    This webiste is very useful for our brahmin community. Please post Rigveda sandhaya vandhanam.

  63. Narayanan Venkitachalam Reply


    Thankyou so much.

    I reside in Sydney. We are not allowed to bring in any dharbai (holy grass) to this country and it is not available any where. So is there a substitute for the dharbai?


    Narayanan V

    • vedabhavan Reply

      Dear Sir,

      There is no substitute for Darbhai as such. But you can wear a swarna modaram (Gold Ring) in the ring finger and perform.


  64. Anantha Krishnan Reply

    Thank you so much for the Upakarma mantras in sanskrit. Most of the uploads have been in English . Sanskrit being an ancient language should be recognized as one of the earliest languages in which these mantras and Vedas were written and we should promote it.

    Anantha krishnan


    Romba helpful, “HAPPY AVANI AVITTAM” if Video then it will be very good.
    Please send the details of Sandhyavandanam for Yajurveda, like this or thru video.

    Thanks & regards



  66. Thandalai Venkatesan Subramanian Reply

    Thanks so much. I have forwarded to my relatives.

  67. Lakshmisanthanam Reply

    Dear Bro,

    Thank you so much. I download the same.

    Best Regards
    A. Lakshmi

  68. SESHATRI Reply

    good attempt. checked with pdf file in your site – nan sama vedam – but ennoda relative / friends yajurvedakaral neirayaper errukka – udane check pannungo please
    1. Brammayagnam manthra is not in ful it is upto agna ayayi veedhaye
    2. Pitru – rishi tharpanam fulla ella –
    3. maha sangalpam – upto – asyam powrnamasyam supathithow – fulla ella
    4. Kanda rishi tharpanam – upto suklam bharadharam – fulla ella
    5. vedaramam – upto athatha sandasam virthim – fulla ella
    please do the needful




      • SESHATRI Reply

        Namaskaram, Nethikku karthala ennoda comments post pannierukken. audio correct pannittela – please update pannungo – how to contact you?

        • vedabhavan Reply

          Dear Sir,

          Seen your comments and checked all the audio. There might be some technical glitch at your end. In case the audio is not streaming properly, please download the entire audio to the local drive and play. I have checked the entire audio and it is complete.


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  71. Rathinam A Reply

    Dear Sir,
    Nameste. As I found this is very useful. I forwarded the link to my brothers and brother-in-laws, hope they also found useful.
    with regards

    • Ambi Ramachandran Ganesan Reply

      Dear Sir,

      Tan Q. It is very useful. I forwarded the same to all my friends and relatives.
      In future please release the MP3 of important pujas. Thanks for Avani Avittam


  72. Chandrasekar Reply

    Dear Sir,

    I would like to learn Sandhyavanthanam for Yejurveda with TAMIL explanation like this. (Morning and evening)

    Please do this at the earliest since it is an essential practise to be done before our UPAKARMA.

    Thanks for this Aavani Avittam post. It is really excellent.

    User Requirement:

    0. SANDHYA VANTHANAM | Download MP3 file will be great.


  73. mohan Reply

    Audios are not full.For example audio shows say 12MB and download happens for
    2MBs only.Even while listening full audio could not be listened.
    Request to check

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