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Questions about Sandhyavandana (Sanskrit:संध्यावन्दन), a ritual performed three times in a day, as instructed by Guru to Dvija whose Upanayanam is done and Yajnopavita is received.

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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 ...
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Can we find the meaning of Sandyavandanam In our local convenient language?

Brahmins do Sandyavandanam mugging the book. How do we understand or know the meaning of the mantras we chant? Only those who is master in Sanskrit can understand, rest they just chant full book. Is ...
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Need translation for these Sanskrit verses in English

Aapo hi stha mayo bhuvah         Ta na urje dadhaatana         Mahe ranaya chaksase         Yo vah sivatamo rasah         Tasya bhajaya teha naha        Usatiriva matarah        Tasma aram gamama vah  ...
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How to do Sandyavandanam in English

I would like to understand and express the sandhyavandanam in English. Is there a process/resource that can do the same ritual in English?
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Is there any scripture which says how sandhya vandan should be performed

I want to know about procedure as to how sandhya vandan should be performed and also it's significance
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Translation and meaning of Shukla Yajurveda Madhyandia Shaka Sandhya

Sri Animesh Nagar has documented the Shukla Yajurveda Madhyandina Shaka Sandhya prayog in his blog I have presented the relevant section below. Can you please help me provide the pronounications in ...
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What is the difference between suputam and panchamukham mudra?

In photos it seems that both the mudra are same. Are there any difference between these two mudras in applying pressure in points?
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Which mantras (in metres other than Gayatri) are prescribed for the Sandhya of Non-Brahmins?

It is said that one must follow the mantra in Gayatri metre of the Upasya (generally main Gayatri), granted by the Guru. There’s a whole list of them in the Taittiriya shakha. There also seems to be a ...
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Sandhyavandanam for those not initiated (without Upanayanam) using Puranas. It is possible?

Many statements (eg. ŚB 1.4.25) talk of how non-initiated persons (irrespective of caste) cannot follow Vedic procedures, and how for them to read and follow, the Puranas and itihasas were composed. A ...
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Does navagraha tarpana in sandhyavandan reduce the astrological effects?

In sandhyavandan, subsequent to Argya to Sun, we have navagraha tarpana to be offered to nine grahas - aditya, somam, agarakam, budham, brhaspatim, sukram, sanaiscaram, rahum and ketum. When we offer ...
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Sandhya Vandana during Ashoucha

In this answer Rickross provided exemption for Sandhya Vandana during ashoucha period. Sandhyopaasana needs to be performed both during ‘Jaataashoucha’or ‘Mritaashoucha’ or Ashuddhi on account of ...
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Dharma sandeham [duplicate]

1: I hear many people telling things like there is no need for women in periods to not work and be normal but sanatana dharmam strictly says women should not do any kind of work for those three day. 2:...
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What scripture says "sandhyAheenaha asuchihi nityam anarhaha sarvakarmasu; yadhanyatkurutE karma na tasya phalamaSnutE"?

I know that SandhyA vandanam is not a Shruthi (veda samhitAs) concept, but is a Smriti & Sutras driven tradition (please correct me if I am mistaken). However, someone threw this verse at me ...
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Variations in Gayatri mantra, why?

I've come across two versions of the Gayatri mantra. One is this: The other is this: The only difference is that in the first pada, the word "varenyam" is different. Both these variations ...
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What to do with sandyavandanam water? Can it be drunk?

Normally we throw away the water left over after sandayavandanam or pour it under a tree. Can I drink the water instead of throwing it away? Can it enhance my health? Also can others drink it?
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Can we do Mantra japa while consuming non vegetarian on a daily basis?

I have a particular condition which makes me unable to consume more carbohydrate food. I usually stay active and consume a balanced diet with meat included. Lately I wanted to start sandhyavandan and ...
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Exemptions for performing Sandhya

Are Hindus exempted from performing Sandhyavandanam in certain circumstances like natural disasters or travel?
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In Sankalpa mantra of Sandhyavandanam 'upasishye' means?

The meaning of 'upasishye' and 'preetyartam'.
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Does mAnasika puja or mAnasika anushtanam or mAnasika UpAsana have any basis in ItihAsAs or Smritis or Upanishads or Vedas?

mAnasika pUja is lauded & bheema is given as an example. If so, what stops one who is lying down in sleep at 4am everyday, instead of getting up, just continue lying down and then do in his mind ...
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Sandhyavandana and other Vrata timings when outside India

Sandhavandana normally times normally goes upto 9am in morning and 9pm in evening in India (with prayaschitta arghya). But when outside India, for example in Europe, the sun rise and sun setting times ...
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Where in scriptures is it mentioned that it is a brahmin's (or dwija's) duty/dharma today to do sandhyavandan?

2nd prashna of 2nd anuvaka of Taittiriya Aranyaka only mentions what Brahmavaadins did in ancient times when rakshasas gained boon with which they fought with Aditya, and to aid Aditya in such fight ...
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Is there a specific Sandhyavandanam for Vaishya varna i.e different from what is usually prescribed for Brahmins?

Brahmins usually have Sandhyavandanam rituals as per the Veda associated with their family. For example, Yajurveda (there are some sub-branches as well) or Samveda. Is there a Sandhyavandanam ritual ...
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Can we do gayathri mantram instead of sandhyavandanam?

Can we do Gayathri Mantram instead of sandhya-vandanam? If yes, May I know how many times does the Mantram need to be chanted?
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Is there any instruction video for Samaveda Sandhavandhanam?

I found instructive video of sandhavandhanam for Yajur veda. It will be great if I can find similar videos for Samaveda sandhavandhanam.
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Had striding of Vali towards 4 oceans daily occurred before formation of Himalayas?

In Ramayana, Surgiva narrates the strength and speed of Vali as follows: समुद्रात् पश्चिमात् पूर्वम् दक्षिणाद् अपि च उत्तरम् | क्रामति अनुदिते सूर्ये वाली व्यपगत क्लमः || ४-११-४ "Before the ...
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Enlightenment being a Brahmin

How many times in a day should I be doing sandhyavandanam in order to attain liberation? I currently only do it once...Furthermore, what if one is unable to do it more than once due to other ...
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Where to perfrom the Sandhyavandhanam and subsequent Japam

Can the Sandhyavandanam and the japam both performed outside the house - in the garden for instance. I find it more peaceful.
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Is Sandhyavandanam different for each vedic line/shakha brahmin?

Is sandhyavandanam ritual different for each vedic line? Or is it same for all brahmins no matter what veda they belong to?
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Where in the Vedas do we find : 'aharahah sandhyAm upAsita'?

In Ahnik-Krutya, Shyamacharana Kaviratna Vidyavaridhi mentions that 'aharahah sandhyAm upAsita' (Sandhya should be worshipped everyday) is a Vedic instruction. But he did not mention where exactly in ...
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Can one look at the rising and setting sun during Sandhyavandanam?

According to scriptures, one should not look at the rising and setting sun. But what about during morning and evening Sandhyavandanam when one faces the sun and meditates on it? Is that the only ...
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What exactly is meant by Harernamaiva Kevalam

हरेर्नाम हरेर्नाम हरेर्नामैव केवलम्। कलौ नास्त्येव नास्त्येव नास्त्येव गतिरन्यथा॥ meaning Harinama, Harinama, only Harinama ....there is no other way, no other way in the kaliyuga [for ...
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Gayatri mantra mudras?

How to do Mudras before chanting Gayatri mantra? This Quora post gives mantra to unlock Gayatri mantra. This Facebook image describes 24 Mudras to be done next As well as instructions /mantras ...
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Performing Pooja, japa etc during wife's monthly period

My question is should the men in the household perform sandhyavandanam,, Pooja and japa when the woman in the family is during her monthly menstrual cycle. We do not have provision to spare the only ...
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How to obtain original sanskrit literature on Samaveda Sandhyavandana?

I have the sandhya vandana (nitya karma) in my mother tongue, where the sanskrit words are phonetically translated into my language. I perform this once daily. I noticed similar copies in other ...
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What is the mudra to be used when performing Achamanam?

What is the mudra to be used when performing Achamanam? How should our fingers be positioned when sipping the water?
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What are the benefits of doing sandhyavandanam?

What are the benefits, physical or mental, material or spiritual? Also, what are the consequences of not doing it?
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Why is it considered compulsory for brahmins to perform sandhyavandanam? [duplicate]

Although it has been mentioned that it is considered compulsory, the reason why is not mentioned? Also, are there any shortcuts? Like performing sandhyavandanam only once a day or once a week? Also, ...
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Which direction should one face while doing Sayam Sandhyavandanam?

Some people say it is not advisable to do achamana facing west, so one should face north while doing evening Sandhyavandanam up to Navagruha Tarpanam and after that one should do facing west till ...
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Does Ramayana mention Seeta performing sandhyAvandanam?

There is a mention that Hanuman while in Lanka anticipates Seeta to visit river bank to perform Sandhya vandanam Can someone post the reference? Either of the above scenarios.
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What remedies are mentioned for a Dwija missing Trikala sandhya vandanam? [duplicate]

I want to know the remedies mentioned in Vedas and Puranas for a Dwija missing Trikala Sandhyavandanam. If possible also remedies for one missing Madhyahnika Sandhya vandanam alone.
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Can Sandhyavandanam be performed on grandparent's tavasam day?

We do have our grandma's tavasam tomorrow, every time I have been told not to perform Sandhyavandanam during tavasam day of grandparents. Wanted to know the reason, is this really valid or we ...
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Where is the injunction to do Sandhyavandanam found in the Vedas?

I know the injunction for Dvijas to do Sandhyavandanam is found in the Manusmriti, but where is this injunction found in the Vedas? The Gayatri mantra is found in the Vedas, but where is the ...
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Why namaskara with open hands in panchakaccha?

Why open hands in panchakaccha and crossed hands in datti while doing gothrabhivadana? Datti is just rounding of dhoti without panchakaccha.
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What is the Prayachitta for not doing Sandhyavandanam regularly?

If any twice born student is not doing Sandhyavandanam for many days, then only he realized the importance of Sandhyavandanam, how can he get rid of his sins for not doing Sandhyavandanam for many ...
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How to give Prayaschitta Arghya?

This answer says if anybody missed to perform Sandhyavandanam within prescribed time, Prayaschitta Arghya should be given. My question is how to give Prayaschitta Arghya?
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Sankalpam for Switzerland location

Please convert the below sankalpam that i recite during my sandhyavandanam into location specific one. I am right now in Zurich,Switzerland. Can someone give me sankalpam specific to Zurich? Shubhe ...
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Is pranayam compulsory in Sandhyavandanam under any situation?

I have a runny nose do I have to perform Pranayama and if yes then how. If I should wash my hands again and again or should I just recite the mantra? and what about people with Asthma and similar ...
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Sandhyavandanam during Asoucha period [duplicate]

Can I do Sandhyavanadanam when Ladies in my home are under menstrual cycle ? Because of some unavoidable circumstances, Ladies can not sit separately during their period time. I do 3 times ...
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Time to perform Sandhyavandanam

Sandhyavandanam is a Nitya karma of every Dvija(twice born). It is performed when the sun and the stars are together visible which means early morning and late evening when the sun is on the horizon. ...
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Can we take bath in the evening after deepam has been lit?

Before performing sandhyavandanam in the evening, should a brahmin take bath? Or do the shastras prohibit it? We live in southern Chennai and there are times when the sun sets well over 6 or 6:30 p.m....
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