12005 Hwy 64
Eads, TN 38028 USA

Vikhanasa Jayanthi

India Cultural Center and Temple

invites your family and friends for 

Sri Vikhanasa Maharishi Jayanthi
Yajurveda Upakarma

Thursday, August 11th, 2022

Due to the ongoing pandemic and for the safety of everyone, masks fully covering the nose and mouth are MANDATORY inside all temple buildings. Vaccination is recommended for all visitors. Please follow temple visiting guidelines when you visit the temple.


Upakarma is conducted once a year during the Shravana masam or Dhanista nakshatara of Shravan month, when Brahmins ritually change their upanayanam thread accompanied by relevant Srauta rituals, making Sraddha offerings to the Rishis who composed the Vedic hymns.

Vikhanasa Maharishi, a human form aroused from Sri Maha Vishnu’s mind, arrived at Naimisaaranyam on the purnima day of Sravana masam at Sravana nakshatara. Hence, every year this day is observed as His birthday called Vikhanasa Jayanthi. Saga Vikhanasa got instructions from Sri Maha Vishnu, preached Vaikhanasa Bhagavath Shastras to his disciples Bhrugu, Mareechi, Atri and Kasyapa Rishis. His disciples in turn have given a physical form to these divine Shastras as number of text books containing four lakh slokas, which are together referred as Sri Vaikhanasa Agama.

Yajurveda Upakarma6:00 AM
Vikhanasa Maharishi Special Abhishekam9:00 AM
Puja, Utsavam, Procession, Acharya Sathamurai, Asthanam6:00 PM

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