Brahmin Samaj of Alberta Society was incorporated in the Province of Alberta, Canada in the year 2016 as a non-profit organization. The purpose of the organization is to promote Cultural and Charitable events associated with Brahmin Samaj.
Annual Sacred Thread Changing Pooja.
Performing Yagnas and Homas.
Arranging programs for seniors and children.
Arranging programs for families.
Participating in volunteer work.
Assisting other non-profit organizations.
If you are interested in joining the Brahmin Samaj of Alberta (BSA), please fill out the membership form and pay
the membership fees $5 for each family member 18 and older via PayPal or CreditCard.
We would like to share with you some upcoming events and past activities.
AGM Meeting Details:
We have many activities planned for children and adults for this event.
This is a FREE picnic for OUR MEMBERS ONLY.
If you are not a member yet, we invite you to join us. Membership form
We also request you to pass this message on to all of our Brahmin brothers and sisters so that they may become members and participate in this event.
Please R.S.V.P for this event on or before May 31st, 2016.
We wholeheartedly thank you for all your support and sincerely hope that all members will eagerly be a part of this first event of our Samaj. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Executive members or any of the Directors.
Please confirm that you will be able to attend the meeting. This will help us in arranging required logistics.
The term Brahmana means one who has realized the Ultimate Reality.
Brahmins are one of the groups of India who pray for the welfare of the people in general , are ordained to be a role model for the Society and are expected to lead the society.
In exercise of this, Brahmins have been priests, advisers to kings and in some cases have also been Kings, though this is not the function of the Brahmins.
Brahmins are called 'Vipra' the 'Inspired ones' Dwija' Twice, first being born physically, the second, when a Brahmin is initiated with the ceremony and practice of the Upanayana, the opening of the third Eye.
The festival of changing sacred thread is known in different names according to custom, language and belief. In South India people call the festival as Avani Avittam day or Jandhyala Purnima an in some other region it is known different names such as Yajur Upakarma, Yajnopavita dharan, poonal or poonool thread wearing etc.
A full-moon day of the year is observed by those who wear the sacred thread (typically Brahmins and followers of Arya Samaj) as a day of spiritual renewal and the thread the ritually replaced by new one. The festival of changing sacred thread is performed on Jandhyala Purnima day (Avani Avittam day). A Brahmin vatu is taught that the sacred thread and the Gayatri mantram are the strongest weapons in his repertoire, to fight fear and seek enlightenment.
The performers of Jandhya dharana perform ritual bath in rivers or lakes or even in house and sanctify the puja room. New Janai (Sacred Thread) is worn after reading Gayatri Mantram. The Brahmins who missed the opportunity to change the Sacred Thread on Shravana Pournami, will perform the ritual on Bhadrapada Purnima.
The people of different languages call Sacred threads as Janeu in Hindi, Janivaara in Kannada, Poonool in Malayalam & Tamil, Jandhyamu in Telugu, Jaanave in marathi, Lagun in Assamese. This indicates 'unity in diversity' in India by celebrating people from all over.
Let us know if you have any questions.