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Sandhya and Trikarana
Date: Fri Aug 27 1999 - 06:40:04 PDT

Hi all,
               Sri Sudarsana Parabrahmane: Namaha:
               Sri Krishna Parabrahmane: Namaha:

As far as Sandhyavandhanam and counting are concerned here is another idea:

Each time you do Gayatri Append and Prepend a Namam from Sri Vishnu
Sahasranamam. For example the first Gayatri Mantra is associated with "Visvam"
and so on.  Now you exactly know when you are done with Gayatri Japam. After
that you can just do it eight more times this time with Astakshari each Mantra
associated with one Akshara of the Astakshari Mantra.   While doing the whole
Japam, if you know the meanings of the Namas in Vishnu Sahasranamam try to
experience the greatest qualities of Lord Sriman Narayana.   So this serves four
purposes at the same time.  This way even if you get lost experiencing one of
the great qualities of Lord Krishna you still are not restricted by time.

Adiyen Ramanuja Dasaha
Raghuram  Mudumba