[Advaita-l] Veda Vyasa Ashtothara
anandhudli at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 25 22:33:41 CDT 2007
The dharma sindhu, a widely respected text on dharma, states that sannyAsins
need to worship vyAsa on the full moon day of AShADha as part of the
asyAM paurNamAsyAM sannyAsinAM chAturmAsyAvAsasaMkalpAN^gatvena
kShauravyAsapUjAdikaM vihitam.h |
On this (AShADha) full moon day, as part of the chAturmAsya-AvAsa vow
(staying in one place for four months), shaving, vyAsa pUjA, etc. are
prescribed for sannyAsins.
atra karmaNyaudayikI trimuhUrtA paurNamAsI grAhyA |
This karma is to be done on the day when the pUrNimA (full moon) tithi
covers at least 3 muhurtas after sunrise. (1 muhUrta is 2 ghaTis or 48
Along with vyAsa, various gods and other celestials, the bhAShyakAra,
Shankara and his disciples Sureshvara, PadmapAda, ToTaka, and HastAmalaka
are also worshipped.
However, there is no prohibition of vyAsa pUjA by householders, as part of
their daily pUjA.
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