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Re: AargyaPradhana Manthram

From: RaghuVeeran S (
Date: Thu Feb 12 1998 - 10:11:32 PST

Sri.Krishna Kalale swami,

Thank you very much for your excellent explanation.I thought about
your answer yesterday.It definitely answers my doubt.
This is what I understood from your explanation.Please correct me if I
am wrong in my understanding.

Position of the sun influences the gunas in human beings.
Rahu affects  sun means even in day time sun's influence to induce
satva guna in us, is affected.

If we are not having satva guna, our actions are influenced and we
will commit more and more mistakes .

sandhyavandhana purifies our mind and we will think about Lord
Ranaganatha atleast for sometime which takes us in right and upgoing
direction and will gradually influence us to do Saranagathi at the
feet of Lord and attain salvation.

Raghuveera dasan

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---Krishna Kalale <> wrote:
> At 10:12 AM 2/10/98 -0800, RaghuVeeran S wrote:
> >
> >Srimate Sri Lakshmi Nrisimha Parabrahmane Nama:
> >
> >Sri Lakshminrisimha Divyapadhukasevaka Srivan Satakopa Sri Narayana
> >Yatheendhra Mahadesikaya Nama:
> >
> >Adiyen have a doubt regarding AargyaPradhana Manthram.
> >Please correct me if I am wrong in my understanding.
> >
> >As per my little knowledge,AargyaPradhana Manthram affects Rahu who
> >tries to affect Sun during sun rise and sun set.We do Kala athitha
> >Prayaschitham if we are unable do at the exact time.
> >
> >My doubt is in various countries sun rise and sun set times vary.
> >Sunrise
> >India(00:30 GMT)
> >UK(06:00 GMT an average of summer and winter sunrise times)
> >USA(11:00 GMT) etc...
> >
> >>From this I feel that sunrise will be there at any time in one place
> >of the earth.So all the 24 hours sunrise is there w.r.t. various
> >
> >So does it mean that Rahu is trying to affect Sun all 24 hours.Why
> >we doing kala athitha Prayachitham?
> >
> >I fully believe our vedas and Santhyavandhanam and I do
> >Sandhyavandhanam regularly.But I got a little doubt.Definitle there
> >will be a very good answer but I am ignorant of that.Please enlighten
> >me on this point.
> >
> >
> >Adiyen 
> >Bahavatha Dasan
> >
> >
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> >Cheers
> >Raghu
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> I am pleased to hear such questions since some srivaishnavas I know
do not
> do Sandhyavandanam at all!.  
> There is a mantra (uttered during shraddha rites - rakshogna mantra
- ).
> This explains the issues.  The meaning of the mantra needs to be
> correctly since Vedas many a time use figurative language.  Proper
> are needed to understand them correctly.  
> meaning as I understand:
> Surya is a kinkara of Lord and when Vedas say that Rahu affects Sun or
> Rakshasas  affect Sun,  all it means that Rakshasas or Rahu which is a
> negative force will affect the position of Sun who in turn affects our
> minds and makes us do sins.  To obviate those sins, we need to daily
> such as Sandhyavandanam. Sandhyavandanam basically gives purity to our
> minds and directs us to think about God and progress spiritually. It
is a
> vihita karma, so it has to be done without expecting any fruit
> If not done, it results in sin (pratyavaya dosa).  It does not make
> difference geographically where one is , as long as one does
> even while on a plane at appropriate times.  the bottom-line is
Surya being
> affected basically affects us in giving us Gunas of different kinds.
> example Tamoguna increases in the night to most beings and hence
they go to
> sleep.  This guna is brought about by the Sun's position.  Similarly
> say that they are fresh in the morning indicating the increase of
> Whatever may be the story or arthavada given in the Vedas, the idea
is that
> Sandhyavandana purifies the mind.  Even a non-religous meditation or
> breathing excercise done daily helps out to clear the mind.  But
since we
> are under the jurisdiction of sastraic do's and dont's we do even
> Sandhyavandana only to please Lord Srimannarayana without asking for
> anything.  All other effects of sandhyavandana are only side effects
> are also good.
> I am writing this without refering to any material. If I do some
> on this some more information may pop up
> Adiyen Krishna Kalale>

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