Most Urgent:Rig Upakarma on 7-8-2016 according to Srungeri Mutt
According to majority of the people Rigvedi Upakarma is on 17th August but a minority lead by Sringeri Mutt feel that since there is Sankramana Dosha on 17th August , it should be carried out on 7-8-2016.
Your Acharya's decision is the most important
I have already given the Upakarma Manthras for Rig Vedis in http://brahminrituals.blogspot.in/2016/07/rig-vedi-avani-avittam-for-year-2016-17.html
But if some one wants to observe it on 7-8-2016. In sankalpam instead of
“Dunmukhi nama samvatsare, Dakshinaayane, Varsha rithou, Simha mase, Krishna pakshe, aadhya Chathurdasyam shubha thidou, SAumya vasara yukthayam, Sravana ** nakshatra yukthayam, shubhayoga, shubha karana evam guna, viseshana visishtaayam, asyam chathurdasyam shubha thidou ,”
Please change to
Dunmukhi nama samvatsare, Dakshinaayane, Varsha rithou, Kadaka mase, Krishna pakshe, aadhya Panchamyam * shubha thidou, BHanu vasara yukthayam, Hastha ** nakshatra yukthayam, shubhayoga, shubha karana evam guna, viseshana visishtaayam, asyam Panchamyam shubha thidou ,
* Panchami up to 6 Am on 8-8-2016 and then Sashti
** Hastha is up to 7.32 Am on 8-8-2016 and afterwards Chithra
Gayatri Japam is on 19th for all Vedas
I'm sharanya from Bangalore. Do you know any place here where they conduct upakarma for rig vediks? Much thanks.