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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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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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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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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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Sandhyavandanam: sitting or squatting?

I see two types of sandhyavandanam: performed while sitting and performed while squatting. Smarthas usually sit while sri vaishnavas usually squat. Which scriptures are each practice based on? It ...
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Vibuthi during Sandhyavandanam

Should I apply Vibuthi like a paste after mixing it with water or just as it is? I am confused about this, because some say you should only mix it with water while giving pitru tharpanam.
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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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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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What was the actual ancient way of doing Sandhya?

We all know in the current Sandhyavandanam paddhatis that are available to us, contains many procedures or mantras that are from Puranas like the shuklam baradharam mantra or the apavatri pavitrova ...
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How much time past sunrise is it safe to sleep again?

It is said that one should not sleep during sunrise. Suppose I was awake all night for study, job, mahashivratri or whatever. I stayed awake during sunrise and after the sunrise I decide to sleep. How ...
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Can we do Sandhyavandanam in Bedroom?

Is there a restriction in doing Sandhyavandanam in particular place or it can be done anywhere?
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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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Is Tarpanam a part of Sandhyavandanam?

Is Tarpanam a part of Sandhyavandanam?. I have seen many books, each showing a different. In some books, there is no tarpanam. Does Tarpanam appear in the Rigveda, Yarjurveda, and Samaveda ...
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Difference between Medha suktam and Saraswati Vandana?

What is the difference in the purpose of chanting Medha suktam and Saraswati Vandana? What should a student chant , and what are the various benefits of doing them ?
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I wanted to learn the exact steps along with mantras to do nitya agni at home

I wanted to learn the exact steps along with mantras to do nitya agni at home. I have attained dwija. I wanted to know about all the yagnas like brahma yagya etc. The detailed steps. Could anyone post ...
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Does the pracrice of Sandhyavandanam survive in any significant numbers outside the South?

Even in the South, it seems to have reduced a lot. From my observations, seems to be very rare in the North, apart from transplanted South Indian Brahmins.
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Bhajans and stotras for mleccha/unitiated person to chant at midday and sunset?

This video claims that a person who has not undergone upanayana, can receive similar benefits to sandhya vandanam by chanting Aditya Hrudayam at sunrise followed by japa of the sarva gayatri mantra. ...
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Can we do Sandhyavandanam without taking bath?

Can we do Sandhyavandanam without taking bath? Is there some restrictions before doing Sandhyavandanam?
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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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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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How to do Gayatri sandhya Upasana?

The book ‘om Gayatri and sadhana’ written by swami mukhyananda of Ramakrishna mission has discussed 24 practices to perform the Sandhya Upasana . These are acamanam, vignesvara dhyanam, pranayama ,...
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Do yoga scriptures mention the average number of human thoughts per day?

There are several references to the number of times a human breathes in a day in general, which is typically around 21,600 times. The frequency of breath is an important factor in practices such as ...
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Is there a version of the Vrkasura/Bhasmasura story in which Mohini tricks him by making him perform Sandhyavandanam?

there is part when he has to say "Damodara" and put his hand on his head and his boon from Siva burns him to ashes.
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I am brahmin ( not following brahmachari) but does Sandhyavandane, etc!

I am brahmin ( not following brahmachari) but does Sandhyavandane, etc! Can I masturbate? Will that make me impure? Should I change my janeu later? Please answer!
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