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

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Due to the existing pandemic restrictions with the limit in the number of people gathering at one place, only LIMITED number of devotees are allowed to participate in this event. Please schedule your visit by clicking here and make sure you follow the temple visit 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

All are welcome to participate and receive the Maha Rishi’s blessings