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How can a working class Hindu practically do sandhyavandanam thrice a day?
Sandhyavandanam is prescribed thrice a day for Brahmins, Kshatriyas and Vaishyas. Back in the day one could perform Sandhya thrice a day. But now after Hindus have diversified and left their ...
Can you read the Upanishads without yagnopavit?
Some translated versions of the Upanishads are available widely and read by non dvijas as well. Can I read a Hindi translation?
Who is the twice born Purusha?
This video is the recital of the Narayan Suktam. From 0:25-0:29,the translation reads: O Living One ,comparable to the twice born Universal Truth,Purusha.. Can someone please explain this concept of ...
I'm a Bhumihar Brahmin(18),my father a Kaushik and mother a Bharadwaj by Gotra(Read the body)
I'm 18, as far as I know the Upanayana has to be done when the child is 8, I'm 18, is it too late for me to go through one? I'm a medical student as of now, and I come from an upper middle class ...
Any reason for calling people, who had undergone Upanayana samskara without realisation, as dwija?
Rig Veda 8.6.10 says I from my Father have received deep knowledge of the Holy Law I was born like unto the Sun. If we ponder over deeply, we can understand that it is talking about spiritual re-...
Is there more than one interpretation of "twice born"?
I recall: interpretation 1: the twice-born become twice-born when the undergo upanayana. interpretation 2: the twice-born were human in their previous incarnation also. Are both interpretations ...
What are the duties of Dvija-Bandhus?
According to the book "Hindu Dharma" by Sri Sri Chandrashekarendra Saraswati: If the Gayatri has not been chanted for three generations in the family of a Brahmin, its members lose caste (they ...