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What are the benefits of doing sandhyavandanam?

After the initiation into the Gayatri Mantra (i.e after Upanayana), for the Dvijas, performing Sandhya becomes a Nitya Karma - which means a rite that one has to perform daily without fail. Failure ...
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Does Siva reside In the Sun?

The Sun which is seen in the sky above is directly told as having darshan of Lord Shiva in Veda Samhitas. In the first Anuvaka of Sri Rudram we have: असौ यस्ताम्रो अरुण उत बभ्रुस्सुमङ्गलः । .... असौ ...
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Can we do Mantra japa while consuming non vegetarian on a daily basis?

Since you're a dvija, it should be known that eating the meat of un-sacrificed animals is highly sinful: Manu 5.33 - In normal times the twice-born man conversant with the law shall not eat meat ...
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Time to perform Sandhyavandanam

Sri Chandrasekhara Paramacharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham says in Hindu Dharma The Universal Way of Life says Daytime, we have seen, is divided into eight parts. But it can also be divided into ...
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What is the mudra to be used when performing Achamanam?

Note that scriptures like Manu Smriti do not specify whether we have to form a Mudra in the right hand while sipping water during Achamana. But some other scriptures do. The Mudra is called the Go ...
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What is the Prayachitta for not doing Sandhyavandanam regularly?

For many years is what you have mentioned. IMHO, in such cases, it will require another initiation but i am not quite sure on that. The Manu Smriti says that such persons shall be treated just like ...
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Which direction should one face while doing Sayam Sandhyavandanam?

The book Nitya Karma Puja Prakash quotes the following verse from the Devi Bhagavatam, according to which, the evening Sandhya should be done facing the west. Pratah sandhyam sanakshtram ...
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Does navagraha tarpana in sandhyavandan reduce the astrological effects?

As Sandhyanga Tarpana by certain Sampradayas, Deva Tarpana is done. And Navagraha Tarpana comes under Deva Tarpana. The book "STOTRA KAVACHA ( SHIELD OF PRAYERS), hosted at Kamakoti.org, is ...
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Does Ramayana mention Seeta performing sandhyAvandanam?

As per Valmiki Ramayana: Sundara Kanda - Sarga 14, While searching for Sita in Lanka, Hanuma enters the Ashoka garden. He starts looking for Seetha in the garden. At the end, He thinks that Seetha ...
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What scripture says "sandhyAheenaha asuchihi nityam anarhaha sarvakarmasu; yadhanyatkurutE karma na tasya phalamaSnutE"?

The Verse is from Śrī Dakṣasmṛti 2.19-20a However, according to this version, of Śrī Dakṣasmṛti, this verse appears as 2.23 with a small variation: Here instead of phalamaśnute, it is ...
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How can a working class Hindu practically do sandhyavandanam thrice a day?

Within the book Nitya Karma Pūjā Prakāśa published by Gita Press Gorakhpur, the following statements quoted from nibandha texts. गायत्रीं दशधा जप्त्वा सन्ध्यायाः फलमाप्नुयात् स्मृतिसमुच्चय One earns ...
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Can we do Mantra japa while consuming non vegetarian on a daily basis?

Japa Yoga, a famous treatise by Swami Sivananda Saraswati speaks about the code of conduct of a person practicing Japa: On Page 114 of the text under the title Rules to be observed During Japa, ...
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What exactly is meant by Harernamaiva Kevalam

Narada Muni was repeating to many other similar verses found in other Mahapuranas i.e., Vishnu Purana and Bhagavatam in different matters. The mode of worship change from time to time and yuga to ...
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What is the mudra to be used when performing Achamanam?

One should make 'Gokarna Mudra' (i.e. cow's ear) while performing Achamanam. 'Nitya karma pooja prakash' by Geeta Press Gorakhpur contains the process. pdf is available at this link Attached pic ...
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Gayatri mantra mudras?

In the Gayatri Mantra Upashana practicing 24 Mudras (hand postures) have been prescribed. The names of the Mudras can be found in the following passage from the Devi Bhagavatam's 11th Book's chapter ...
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Is Brahma Yagna to be performed only after one's father is deceased?

First, let's see what Brahmayajna really is. According to Manu Smriti 3.70: अध्यापनं ब्रह्मयज्ञः पितृयज्ञस्तु तर्पणम् । होमो दैवो बलिर्भौतो नृयज्ञोऽतिथिपूजनम् ॥ ७० ॥ adhyāpanaṃ brahmayajñaḥ ...
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How to give Prayaschitta Arghya?

This arghyam is given when we miss performing a sandhyavandanam i.e. before the sunrise in the morning, before the sun gets overhead in the evening and before the sunset in the evening. If we perform ...
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Time to perform Sandhyavandanam

Sri Chandrasekhara Paramacharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham said once that the proper time to do sandhyavandanam is hinted in the tamil saying " Kaanaamal konaamal kandu kodu". There is one important ...
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Performing Pooja, japa etc during wife's monthly period

After Upanayana performing Sandhya three times a day is a Nitya Karma for a Dvija. So, a Dvija has to do that without fail everyday. When the Asaucha period (birth or death related impurity) runs in ...
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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?

So on what authority can we say that dwijas today MUST do sandhyavandana? The oldest extant scripture to mandate Sandhyāvandana is probably the Āśvalāyana Gṛhyasūtra attached to Ṛgveda: Adhyāya III, ...
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Where to perfrom the Sandhyavandhanam and subsequent Japam

Yes, Sandhyavandanam can be performed both inside the house and outside of it. Some places, which are outside the house, like river banks and temples are considered as the very best places for ...
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Is Sandhyavandanam different for each vedic line/shakha brahmin?

However same the conceptual aspects of Sandhya Vandana for all the veda, they are slightly different for different Vedic lines and also even within the same Vedas like Shukla and Krishna Yajur vedas.. ...
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What to do with sandyavandanam water? Can it be drunk?

Yes, you can consume it just like we consume Prasada of deities. It is supposed to enhance your health or health of anyone who consumes it. Quoting from the book "Hindu Dharma" which is ...
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What scripture says "sandhyAheenaha asuchihi nityam anarhaha sarvakarmasu; yadhanyatkurutE karma na tasya phalamaSnutE"?

I don't know exactly which scripture has that exact verse, but all dharmashastras and smritis say the same thing. Manu 2.103 - न तिष्ठति तु यः पूर्वां नौपास्ते यश्च पश्चिमाम् । स शूद्रवद् बहिष्कार्यः ...
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Is there any scripture which says how sandhya vandan should be performed

Nityakarm Pujaprakash published by Gita Press provides good detail of all Sandhya vandanas in morning, afternoon and evening. The book is available in Hindi, Telugu, Gujarati and Nepali. It is also ...
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Sandhyavandanam and Maadhiyanikam

According to prayaschittha marga mentioned for office goers by Sri Chandrasekhara Paramacharya Garu Madhyahnika Sandhyavandanam can be performed 2 hours 24 minutes after sunrise that is called "...
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Enlightenment being a Brahmin

Mundaka Upanishad III.ii.3: This Atman is not to be attained by the study of the Vedas, nor by the highest intellect, nor by much learning. Whom the Atman seeks, he gets the Atman; unto him He ...
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Sandhyavandan in ashaucha(अशौच)

How to perfrom nityakarma Sandhyavandan within period of ashaucha.What is vidhi of performing sandhyavandan in ashaucha. I found one relative answer in a book called Nitya Karma Puja Prakash - ...
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In Sankalpa mantra of Sandhyavandanam 'upasishye' means?

"Upashishye" means "I am worshipping" Or "I'm performing the Upasana". "Sandhyamupashishye" means "I'm worshipping Sandhya" or "I'm performing ...
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Does mAnasika puja or mAnasika anushtanam or mAnasika UpAsana have any basis in ItihAsAs or Smritis or Upanishads or Vedas?

I have listened to the answer in the Video by Sri Mylavarapu Srinivasa Rao, a renowned pravachan karta, in Telugu speaking areas. Yes, he did explain about mAnasika sandhyAvandanam. He explained the ...
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