Hayagriva Jayanthi Special Ritual
Attain Supreme Knowledge, Skillful Jobs & Enhance Memory, Concentration
Scheduled On August 26, 2018
Hayagriva Jayanthi â€“ A Day to Achieve Great Heights in Learning and Wisdom
Hayagriva Jayanthi falls on August 26, 2018 and marks the day when the unique form of Hayagriva â€” half human and
half horse â€” salvaged the stolen Vedas from demons, Madhu and Kaitabha
who hid it deep inside the ocean. To recover the sacred literature, Lord
Vishnu manifested as Lord Hayagriva. The image of Lord Hayagriva looks
resplendent in white robes, seated on a white lotus. He taught the Vedas
to Lord Brahma and Goddess Saraswathi.
Lord Hayagriva, the Protector of Vedas & Lord of Knowledge & Wisdom
Lord Hayagriva, a manifestation of Lord Vishnu is the protector of Vedas. Haya means horse and griva means neck and the inimitable deity came into existence on the day of
Shravana Pournami which is also observed as Upakarma or Avani Avittam.
This day is very auspicious for changing the sacred thread worn by
Brahmins, the Poonal. Hayagriva is the epitome of knowledge, wisdom,
where Brahma and Goddess Saraswathi reside. Heâ€™s the Vedas put together
and therefore the god of knowledge and wisdom.
Significance of Hayagriva Homam on Jayanthi Day
Lord Hayagriva symbolises knowledge, memory and concentration. The Hayagriva homam is beneficial to students as it improves their academic rankings, and
also useful for working professionals like scholars, teachers and
spiritual masters who want to quench their thirst for knowledge. The
ritual is performed by invoking the Hayagreeva Mantra and then
conducting the homam.
The Lord bestows success in all deeds to his devotees. The ritual
sharpens your skill, expertise enhances memory and helps you concentrate
on the tasks in hand.
â€˜Jnanananda Mayam Devam Nirmala Sphatikakriteem
Adhaaram Sarvavidyanaam Hayagreevam Upasmaheâ€™
The above verses mean that the very incarnation of Hayagreeva is a personification of all knowledge (Jnanandamayam devam), he is as pure as crystal (Nirmala Sphatikakriteem), he is the foundation of all education (Adhaaram Sarvavidyanaam).
â€¢ Increases concentration and memory power
â€¢ For stable, skilful and satisfying jobs
â€¢ Helps to gain knowledge and wisdom
â€¢ Ensures high scores in exams
â€¢ Paves way for a good career and profession