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Sam Shravani

Sam Shravani is observed on the third day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) of Bhadrapad month. Sam Shravani 2018 date is September 12. On this day, Samvedi Brahmins change their sacred thread known as Janoi or Yajnopavitam. This particular name for the ritual is more popular in Gujarat.

It must be noted that there are Brahmins who follow Rig Veda or Yajur Veda or Sama Veda or Atharva Veda. And depending on which Veda they are following, they have a special day for changing the sacred thread. This ritual is more popular with South Indian Brahmins. Those that follow Yajur Veda change the thread on Shravan Purnima day and those that follow Rig Veda on the day after Shravan Purnima.

Those who follow the Sama Veda perform the ritual on the third day of the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapad Month. This ritual is popular with Brahmin community in South and Western parts of India.

The ritual involves chanting of sacred mantras. Saints affiliated to certain sects also change the Janoi on the day.