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Re: tiru aradhana during maargazhi

From: Mani Varadarajan (mani_at_best.com)
Date: Tue Dec 01 1998 - 18:01:52 PST

Sri Anand wrote:
>     Yes. This is a special tiru-ArAdhanam during dhanur mAsam     and is
> not the usual Ijyai.

Can someone, perhaps Anand himself, provide us with a  
brief description of the krama (procedure) of this special
ArAdhanam? Does it also involve all the same Asanas
and upacAras?

>     prAtah sandhyAvandanam is not to be done strictly    during sun
> rise; rather before sun rises and  when stars are
>     still visible.

Are you certain of this? I am pretty sure I have read
that one must begin the sandhyA before sunrise, but ideally,
the japam should be done as the sun rises (and as the sun
sets in the evening), because one is supposed to meditate
on the adorable effulgence (savitur vareNyam) of the sun
which has as its inner controller Narayana. Vijayaraghavan
S., if you are reading, can you clarify?

>    SandhyAvandanam has to be done anyway before sun rise.   Dhanur mAsa
> special tiru-ArAdhanam is also done before
>    sun rise. But, this is not "Ijyai" (usual tiru-ArAdhanam) .
>    A gruhastA has to perform pancha mahA yaj~nAs and also
>    the Ijyai as usual. dhanur mAsam ArAdhanam is a special
>    additional ArAdhanam during the Brahma muhurtam.

So am I to take it that this ArAdhanam is to be performed 
immediately after prAtah sandhyA?

tirukkacci nambi dAsan,
Mani