[Advaita-l] Regarding Sandhyavandanam.
srikanta.narayanaswami at yahoo.com
Sun Aug 12 06:55:37 CDT 2012
Although a bit off topic I'm asking for the advice of learned Brahmins
here. Some of you may already know this but let me highlight it again.
The Brahmins in Haryana are in such a situation that they don't know
anything about culture. There is no one to teach them even the
Sandhyavandanam! Recently, a Brahmin from Haryana contacted me on
facebook. He says that even though many Brahmins living there are
interested in learning Sandhyavandanam, there is no one to teach them.
All he knows is that he belongs to the Sandilya gotra. He doesn't even
know which veda Shakha he belongs to. He wants the Sandhyavandanam
mantras and procedure. I being a Rig vedi am facing a dilemma whether
its acceptable to give the same mantras that I recite, especially
regarding the Abhiivadanam part. Could some learned list members
advice me here?
The sandhyavandana mantram in Yajurveda and Rigveda differ only in little aspect.The sankalpa is same in both the vedas.Only the diference is in chanting some "riks".Only,the Samaveda sandhyavandanam differ in its chanting.Now a days,there are casettes/CDs available.One may contact the "Giri trading company"which is situated in Chennai.The Yajus and Rik chantings are also available by learned pundits.One may also contact the
Thirumalai Thirupathi Devasthanams when one go on a piligrimage to Thirupathi Devasthanam.
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