[Advaita-l] aruNa prashna & upanishad chanting in evening

Bhaskar YR bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Tue Jan 29 06:34:54 CST 2013

praNAms Sri Ananda Hudli prabhuji
Hare Krishna

Thanks a lot for your clarification.  As always, your answer is crisp and 
clear.  vedO nityamadheeyatAM is the suggestion, but one should know the 
restriction before taking this literally. 

Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!

From:   Anand Hudli <anandhudli at hotmail.com>
To:     advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org
Date:   01/25/2013 09:50 PM
Subject:        [Advaita-l] aruNa prashna & upanishad chanting in evening
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I have also heard that upaniShads are to be recited only before lunch. As
for Veda mantras in general, Yajnas such as the atirAtra require rituals 
continue through the night, so there is no prohibition against chanting in
the night. However, Manu smRti prohibits chanting vedas while in an 
state. This could be the reason why, generally speaking, vedas should not
be chanted after the first yAma and before the 4th yAma. On special
occasions, such as the shivarAtri, there should not be a problem in
chanting as part of the shiva pUjA. There are certain days, called
anadhyayana, for example, amAvAsya, pUrNimA, chaturdashI, pratipada, etc.,
when the study of vedas is suspended. Even on these days, chanting vedas 
part of the nitya pUjA and other obligatory karmas is permitted.


Bhaskar YR wrote:

Thanks for the clarification.  But as you know, the udaka shAnti maNtra-s
like kruNushvapAja paNcha maNtra-s, devi, nakshatra, gO bhAgya sUkta-s
etc. are veda saMhita maNtra-s but here in South India, most of the time
will be chanted during evening times, In SrivaishNava-s (especially
IyengAr-s) they prefer to chant the udaka shAnti in the evening time of
previous day of the main function like upanayanaM, gruha praveshaM etc.
:-))  Very strange our practices is it not??

Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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