Questions tagged [sandhyavandanam]

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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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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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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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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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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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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Exemptions for performing Sandhya

Are Hindus exempted from performing Sandhyavandanam in certain circumstances like natural disasters or travel?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is sandhyavandanam akin to pooja?

I had a recent doubt. Is sandhyAvandanam considered a pooja or a part of pooja? Please do provide answer with references from the shAstras