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upakarma   Term Image (upākarma) Script Image
(Language:  Sanskrit)
Alternate Spellings: upakarman
Short Description: Commencing the term for Vedic studies.
Long Description: Commencing the term for Vedic studies; utsarjana was cessation of such studies and commencing the study of the rites. Both are nowadays performed on the same day since the majority of those who perform them do not know their significance. Ṛgvedins, Yajurvedins and Sāmavedins have different days for upākarman.
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms