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Athirathram 2011 at Panjal in Kerala – Official Website – Back To Vedic Age To Witness The World’s Oldest Surviving Ritual

Athirathram is a Vedic yajna, or sacrifice, and is one of the world’s oldest surviving ritual. Athirathram 2011 will be organized from April 4 to April 15, 2011 at Panjal in Thrissur District in Kerala. During the Athirathram, the Vedic rituals and yajnas performed during the period of the Vedic age will be recreated. For 12 days, one will be transported to the era of the Vedas and Upanishads. Today, the knowledge of Athirathram is only preserved by select Namboothiri (Brahmin) families in Kerala.
Athirathram invokes the abundance of the Universe through the recital of the all Vedas over 12 days. It is very rarely performed and is an opportunity to learn about how yajnas were conducted during the Vedic period.
You can get all information about Athirathram here at the official website.