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If you wish to seek the relevance of these four directions then follow the discussions done between "Garuda" and "Galava" in "Bhagwat Yana Parva" of Mahabharat. Garuda explains the relevance of all the 4 directions in very minute details, why they are named such and what should be the directions for all kinds of prayers (regular prayers, pitr-tarpan and ...


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It is recommended not to have facial hairs at least while one is reciting the Vedas. We have the following reference from the Dharma Sutras of Baudhayana 4.5.1-3: Now I will proclaim the rites of the Rg-, Yajur-, and Atharva-vedas by which a man will quickly obtain his heart’s desires. 2 He should perform the rites only after purifying his body by ...


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