Hayagriva Jayanti 2023 Date

Hayagriva Jayanti 2023 Date

Hayagriva Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Lord Hayagriva who is regarded as the god of knowledge and wisdom is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Hayagriva Avatar is mainly mentioned in the Shanti Parva of Mahabharata and the Puranas. It is one of the lesser-known incarnations of Lord Vishnu. When two demons Madhu and Kaitabh stole Vedas from Brahma, then Sri Narayan took the avatar of Hayagriva to bring back the Vedas. Later, Lord Hayagriva restored all Vedas to Brahma. Hayagriva Jayanti is also known as Hayagreeva Jayanthi or Hayagriva Uthpaththi.

Hayagriva avatar of Sri Hari Vishnu has the head of a horse and the body of a human being. The purpose of this Avatar was to retrieve the stolen Vedas from the demons. The day is observed as Upakarma day by Brahmin community.

Hayagriva Jayanti falls on the full moon day on Shravan Purnima in the month of Shravan. Lord Hayagreeva is also worshipped on the day of Mahanavami, the ninth day during Durga Navratri celebration. Upakarma is performed in South Indian states like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Upakarma festival is known as Jandhyalya Purnima in Andhra Pradesh, Yajur Upakarma or Rig Upakarma in Karnataka and Avani Avittam in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

Avani Avittam or Upakarma or Jandhyalya Purnima is observed on Hayagreeva Jayanti
Hayagriva is the protector of Vedas. Avani Avittam or Upakarma is changing or wearing sacred thread, Gayathri, (Yagnopaveetham or Jandhyam in Telugu, Poonal in Tamil Nadu and Janivaara in Kannada) is an ancient Vedic ritual followed till date by Brahmins of South India. As the protector of Vedas, Hayagreeva was born on this day of Shravana Pournami, this day is observed as Upakarma.

Students must also worship Sri Hayagriva on this day as it would be help in improving their studies. Lord Brahma is also worshipped on this day. The day after the Upakarma is observed as Gayathri Japa day. Hayagriva Madhava Temple at Hajo in Assam is an important temple dedicated to Lord Hayagriva.

Sri Hayagriva Attributes

Sri Hayagriva is the Protector of the Vedas, Guru (teacher) of Goddess Saraswati, and is called Gnananswaroopa (Supreme Bestower of Knowledge, Wisdom & Intelligence)
Hayagriva god has a horse’s head and human body, brilliant white, seated on a white lotus. In his four hands, he holds the sacred disc of Vishnu, a holy conch, a book, and the Gnana Mudra (Gesture of Knowledge). Seated along with his consort Lakshmi, he is worshiped as Sri Lakshmi Hayagriva
It is believed that Sri Vishnu, in the form of Hayagriva, compiled the Vedas and all the sacred Vedic chants which are used in Vedic Fire rituals
All the sages and seers are believed to have received their spiritual ideas and extraordinary powers from Hayagriva
He taught the Lalita Sahasranama (1000 Names in Praise of Supreme Goddess Lalita) to Sage Agastya

Hayagriva Jayanti 2023 Date and Timings

Hayagriva Jayanti 2023 Date - Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Hayagriva Jayanti Muhurat - 04:12 PM to 06:45 PM
Duration - 02 Hours 34 Mins

Purnima Tithi Begins - 10:58 AM on Aug 30, 2023
Purnima Tithi Ends - 07:05 AM on Aug 31, 2023

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