[Advaita-l] Sandhyavandana procedure doubt
srirudra at vsnl.com
Fri Jul 6 01:39:05 CDT 2012
Dear Sri Balasubramanian
By referring to vomiting parrots do you have in mind the story in
Thaitriyopanishad?Parrots did not vomit.They gathered the vomitted
remnantsWhat is wrong with that thread?Bhagavatham was narrated by Sri
Sukha Brahmam.He wore the head of a parrot.The other threads were about Adi
Sankaracharya `s parakayapravesam and by food I think you refer to the
thread about meat eating etc.Some overtones were there but they were
presented with a view to correct the wrong perceptions.Mainly it is always
one man`s pudding is another man`s poison.R,Krishnamoorthy.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Balasubramanian Ramakrishnan" <rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Sandhyavandana procedure doubt
> On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 11:52 AM, Abhishek Madhyastha
> <abhishek046 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> My doubt is that is it mandatory for brahmins to wear a upper cloth,
>> i.e shalya during sandhyavana? I'm an udupi kota brahmin(smartha) and
>> i was taught to do it just in the dhoti (kacche panche to be precise)
>> and I've been doing so from many years but recently few relatives of
>> mine(not kota brahmins) told me that its absolutely mandatory to wear
>> a shalya. I've never seen any of my cousins wear it. Contrarily, those
>> relatives say they've never seen anyone do it without the shalya.
>> Could some learned member please clarify this for me and tell me on
>> what basis this is practiced? Sorry for asking an off topic question.
> The braahmaNa vaakyam for the shalya is from taittiriiya aaraNyaka (of
> the vomited stuff fame) 2.1. It starts saha vai devaanaam ...
> As per saayaNas bhaaShya,
> yaj~nopaviita-saadhanam dravyam vidhatte:
> aji!na.m_ vaaso! vaa dak.si.na_ta u!pa_viiya_ - iti (using Wikners
> notation for svaras)
> kR^i.s.naajina-vastryor anyataradravyam dak.si.nabhaage lambamaanam
> kR^itvaa adhiiyiite ityarthaH.
> So, it is mandated by the vaakyam to wear either a deer-skin cloth or
> an ordinary cloth with the right side starting off longer draped
> appropriately for deva and manuShya yaj~nas.
> But before you rush off and change your practice, note that local
> practice may not conform to such injunctions. You should consult a
> learned elder and also the older ladies who know about these things.
> For example, the nambudiris don't seem to wear shalya either.
> Not off topic - very on topic. I am tired of the multiple idiotic
> threads on sex, food, vomiting parrots, etc., which have been going on
> the last few months.
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