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Significance of Avani Avittam

Avani Avittam or Avittom is highly auspicious and is of great significance to Yajur Vedi Brahmins. On the same day, Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in North India. In 2017, Avani Avittam is on August 7. The main ritual on the day is ‘Upakarma,’ which is also referred as Shravani. It is believed that Lord Hayagriva, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, brought back the Vedas, which was stolen by demons, to Lord Brahma.
Avani is the Tamil month and Avittam is one of the 27 nakshatras or stars. Chingam is the equivalent Malayalam month. Avani Avittam is of great significance in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and other southern states.
On the Avani Avittam day, Brahmins after a holy dip and change the sacred thread and wear a new holy thread. This ritual is known as Upakarma, which means beginning. The sacred thread is referred as ‘Poonool,’ ‘Yajnopavita’ or ‘Janeyu.’ The ritual also symbolizes the permission to study the Vedas.
Usually the function is conducted by communities and large number of people pa…

Maya Beej Mantra

Maya Beej Mantra is associated with the Goddess Bhuvaneshwari Devi form of Goddess Durga. The mantra becomes powerful when a person chants it during the Navratri Vrat and Puja. It is believed that the mantra helps a person overcome all forms of money related difficulties. Trough the mantra a person can attain wealth, vehicle, home and property.
The beauty of the mantra is that it helps in pleasing Goddess Bhuvaneshwari Devi instantly.
Sphatik Mala (mala with crystal or glass beads) should be used to chant the mantra.
Rose color flower should be offered to Goddess Bhuvaneshwari before chanting the mantra. Wearing rose color dress is considered highly beneficial. The mantra should be chanted 108 times.
The mantra is:
ह्रीं Hreem
Beeja mantras are very short but highly powerful. It should be used judiciously.