ATHIRATHRAM 2012

PLACE: Mattathoor Kunnu Kaimukku Mana

Date: 23 March to 3 April 2012

Yagas are classified into seven namely Agnisthomam, Athyagnisthomam, Uktyam, Shodashi, Vajpayam, Athirathram, Apthoryamam. Athriathram or AGNI which consist of 29 Sasthras is considered as the most important. Athirathram can be performed according to Kausheethakam and Pakazhiyam traditions. Pakazhiyam tradition consists of Aswalayana Rigvedies and Boudhayana Yajurvedies.

 

The Athirathram 2012 will be performed according to Pakazhiyam traditions. This custom is a combination of Aswalayana and Boudhayana traditions. It is believed that the last performance of this tradition happened about 112 years ago.

 

First three days are called Dheekshas and next six days are called upasaddhinangal.The last three days are called suthyam and are considered as the most auspicious days.

Yajamana : Kaimukku Vaidikan Raman Somayajippad

Yajamanpathni: Aryadevi Pathanadi

Advaryu: Kaimukku Vaidikan Parmeshwaran Namboothiri

Brahman: Kadaloor Sreenath Namboothiri

Hota : Naras Ittiravi Namboothiri

Ugthatha : Thottam Shivakaran Namboothiri

Sadasya : Mullisseri Raman Namboothiri