[Advaita-l] RksUktasaMgraha from Vidya Bharati Press, Sringeri

Anand Hudli anandhudli at hotmail.com
Fri Mar 9 23:45:20 EST 2018

>My respect for you has increased beyond limits !  You are a good scholar
and well groomed in
>sampradAya and sadAchAra.

Dear Sriramji,

Thank you for the kind words. Your own shraddha in sampradAya and
sadAchAra, as one can observe from your posts, is highly laudable. I don't
consider myself very orthodox. Most of what I learnt in Krishna Yajur Veda,
for example, was learnt in the US from a Yajur veda scholar
residing there as a temple priest. I have lived in the US before and I keep
visiting there once in year or so. I do feel I should have emulated the
likes of Shri Mani Dravid Sastrigal, who is a role model to me, instead of
getting caught up in the rat race of building a profession in Information


On Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 7:23 PM, Anand Hudli <anandhudli at hotmail.com> wrote:

> I was pleasantly surprised to discover the book RksUktasaMgraha at the
> Vidya Bharati Press, Bengaluru. This is, no doubt, an immensely useful book
> for Rgvedins. Many sUktas for use in pUjAs, homas, etc. are scattered in
> different places in the Rgvedic Samhita and it is, obviously, immensely
> convenient if all the sUktas related to a diety are available as a
> contiguous set of mantras. This is exactly what the book does. For
> instance, the gaNesha sUkta consists of the following sUktas:
> Rg Veda Mandala 8, sukta 81, R^ik's 1-9, Mandala 10 sukta 112  R^ik's
> 9-10, and Mandala 2, sukta 23, R^ik  1. The RksUktasaMgraha does the job of
> connecting all these sUktas and presenting them as a contiguous set of
> mantras for convenience of students and practitioners.
> The book has been the effort of Ve. Bra. Shri Narendra Bhat, Sadvidya
> Rgveda Pathashala, Adi Shankara Janmabhumi Kshetra, Kalady.There are
> literally hundreds of such connected and contiguously presented sUktas in
> the book. With the help of the book, I am able to re-start my regular
> pArAyaNa of many sUktas that I had reserved only for special occasions. As
> an example, I was in the habit of reciting the varuNa and parjanya sUktas
> during the hot summer months, since they produce a distinct cooling effect.
> However, I was very irregular in doing this on a daily basis even during
> the hot season. Now, with the help of this book I am able to continue the
> practice with minimal effort.
> The book bears a very nominal price of Rs. 100.
> Anand

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