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2016 Gayatri Japam Date and Puja timings for Stafford, Virginia, United States

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2016 Gayatri Japam

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2016
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Stafford, United States
Gayatri Japam
18th
August 2016
Thursday / गुरूवार
Goddess Gayatri
Goddess Gayatri

Gayatri Japam Muhurat

Gayatri Japam on Thursday, August 18, 2016
Yajurveda Upakarm on Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Notes: All timings are represented in 24+ hour notation in local time of Stafford, United States with DST adjustment (if applicable).
Hours past midnight are higher than 24:00 and fall on next day. In Panchang day starts and ends with sunrise.

2016 Gayatri Japam

Gayatri Japam day is linked with Upakarma day and it is observed on the next of Shravani Upakarma day.

The young students of Veda begin their learning with the ritual of Upakarma. The sacred thread is adorned with the chanting of Vedic Mantra on the auspicious day of Shravana Purnima. The sacred thread is known as Janeu, Yajnopavita and Jandhyam.

On the next day of Upakarma ritual, the wearer of the sacred thread repeats Gayatri Mantra several times preferably in the morning. The repeatedly chanting of Gayatri Mantra, usually 108 and 1008 times, is known as Gayatri Japam. Gayatri Japam is more popular is South Indian Brahmins.

Gayatri Japam day is also known as Gayatri Pratipada or Gayatri Padyami in Andhra and Telangana regions.

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