[Advaita-l] Veda Vyasa Ashtothara

Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com
Tue Jul 24 06:16:57 CDT 2007

Just before the upAkarma homa, vyAsa is invoked into a kalasha filled
with water and Shodasha-upacAra pUja is performed using the puruSha
sUkta mantras. After that a simple svAha for prajApati and indra. Then
svAha with agnaye, somAya, agnaye in that order. Finally, with
vyAhR^iti for prajApati.

After that we have homa-s for the kANDa R^iShis and sadasaspati. This
is followed by vedArambam. After vedArambam, we have jayAdi homam.

Regrettably most pundits omit vyAsa-pUjA and jayAdi. More regrettably
for the diaspora, most priests do not know how to do jayAdi, or even
the jayAdi mantras in the first place.


On 7/23/07, Vidyasankar Sundaresan <svidyasankar at hotmail.com> wrote:
> vyAsa pUjA as the start of cAturmAsya is for sannyAsins only. However, there
> is no prohibition from householders/students doing a pUjA on the same day to
> vyAsa the same way as one would do a pUjA to gaNapati or Siva or kRshNa.
> During the upAkarma, to my knowledge, there is no specifically separate
> vyAsa pUjA. vyAsa is mentioned along with other Rshi-s in the kANDa Rshi
> tarpaNa.
> Regards,
> Vidyasankar
> >From: "Krishnan S" <krishnan.sankara at gmail.com>
> >Reply-To: A discussion group for Advaita
> >Vedanta<advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
> >To: advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org
> >Subject: [Advaita-l]  Re: Veda Vyasa Ashtothara
> >Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 16:44:21 +0530
> >
> >Dear Memebers,
> >
> >
> >
> >On performance of Archana & Pooja of Veda Vyasa on Guru Pooornima day, I
> >came across the following comment by a learned scholar:
> >
> >
> >
> >  "Performance of Veda Vyasa Pooja on Guru Pooornima (Ashada Pooornima) is
> >for Sanyasins only. And we people (Grihasthas and Brahmacharis) perform
> >Vyasa Pooja as part of the Upakarmam, which falls on next (Sravana)
> >Poornima
> >for Yajur Vedins like us"
> >

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