Ashaucha(अशौच) is a period of time (3 to 15 days) where you are not supposed to perform any poojan to any god because you are not purified/not eligible. There are two types of ashaucha
- Janana ashaucha जननाअशौच
- Mrityu ashaucha मृत्युअशौच
Janana Ashaucha - It happens after birth of child in a family. It's applied for 3 days to entire family.
Mrityu Ashaucha - It is applicable when someone dies in family (who is related within 3rd generation to you) it applies to all the family members who share same last names.
Now my question is since, this applies to all classes of society even the dwijas are not exempted from this rule.So how do we perform nityakarma (regular duties) like Sandhyavandanam within this period of ashaucha , and what other karmas could be performed besides sandhyavandanam.
What is vidhi of performing sandhyavandanam in ashaucha, please give reference with your answer.