Registration No: S61SS0064H
“Veda Nivas”, 108A Owen Road, Singapore 218915

Upakarma Information

Rig Upakarma

Date: Thursday, 15 August 2019

Time: One session at 6:00 am

Venue: Level 2 Hall, Sri Veerama Kaliamman Temple, 141 Serangoon Rd, S 218042.

Yajur Upakarma

Date: Thursday, 15 August 2019

Time: Session 1 at 6:00 am; Session 2 at 8:00 am;
Homam session: 10:00 am

Venue: PGP Hall, Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple premises, 397 Serangoon Rd, S 218123.

Gayatri Japam

Date: Friday, 16 August 2019 

Time: 6:00 am

Venue: Sri Sivan Temple, Geylang East Ave 2, 24 Geylang East Ave 2, S 389752.

Sama Upakarma

Date: Monday, 02 September 2019 

Time: One session at 6:30 am

Venue: Level 2 Hall, Sri Veerama Kaliamman Temple, 141 Serangoon Rd, S 218042


Thalai Aavani Avittam (First Aavani Avittam) 

Parents of Thalai Aavani Avittam Vadus are requested to liaise with our purohits in advance for Homam arrangements.  Samith for Gayatri Japam has to be brought by concerned members. Samith is available in shops on Serangoon Road.

Upakarma Guidelines

General guidelines for All Upakarmas

1. Attendees are advised to be punctual for the sessions.

2. Attendees must be attired in traditional wear - dhoti and angavastram

3. Attendee has to bring his own panchapathiram & plate

4. Poonal, Darbhai, rice, and sesame for attendees will be provided.

5. Minimum recommended dakshina for Upakarma - 

SDBBS members             S$15 per attendee

non-SDBBS members     S$25 per attendee

Guidelines on Shukra Shanti and Angaraka Shanti for Yajur & Sama Upakarma 

Shukran is the presiding deity for Yajur Vedis and Angarakan is the presiding deity for Sama Vedis. Upakarma is done when the deity's blessings are strong. If not, a shanthi is done before the upakarma, which takes approximately 3 hours. 

This year, on the Yajur Upakarma and Sama Upakarma days, Shukran and Angarakan respectively are not strong (Shukra Moudyam, Angaraka Moudyam). As it will not be practically possible to do a 3-hour shanthi homam, we will be performing a special sankalpam and offering a dakshina of $10 per head to our purohits on 15 Aug 2019 and 02 Sep 2019.

Yajur Upakarma and Sama Upakarma attendees are requested to bring an additional $10 towards this. This dakshina is separate from the recommended dakshina for the Upakarma.

SDBBS Chandi Homam

Chandi Homam is scheduled on Sunday, 06 Oct 2019. Chandi Homam sankalpam tickets at $15 will be available during Upakarma. Participants can buy the tickets and support the event.


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