[Advaita-l] Mantra Japa during grahana.

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Wed Jul 17 01:52:14 EDT 2019

On Tue, 16 Jul 2019, KAMESWARARAO MULA wrote:

> No.  Grahanakala is an inauspicious time for japa
> I don't agree this as I have reference to contradict this statement.
> Ganapathi atharvana sirsha says that : Suuryagrahe-Mahaa-Nadyaam
> Pratimaa-Sannidhau Vaa Japtvaa Siddha-Mantro Bhavati.

I had mentioned some stotras etc. which are recited during grahanakala. (I 
personally bathe change clothes and recite Adityahrdayam and Narayana 
Kavacha.) Ganapati atharvashirasa is also one of them.  But in general, I 
still maintain japa, particularly of Veda mantras should not be done. 
Perhaps as Shri Subrahmaniam suggests it is a matter of deshachara but 
I'll see if I can find some shastra pramana about it.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

More information about the Advaita-l mailing list