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Sattru murai & Sandhyavandana Mantras

Vijay_Srinivasan_at_praxair.com
Date: Mon Oct 26 1998 - 10:01:21 PST

Dear Prapatti Group Members:

Adiyen understands the meaning of Sattrumurai as follows:

(1) Sattrumurai literally means a method or a procedure (murai) to complete
or close (Satthu) a proceedings.  There are different Sattrumuaris: Veda
Sattrumurai, Prabhandha Sattrumurai, Koil Tiruvaymozhi Sattrumurai etc.,
What is usually done in a Sattrumurai is: the last few verses from each of
the portions used to do the Aradhanam or PArAyanam is picked up and chanted
in the end.  For eg.  We pick up the last two verses from Tiruppavai, the
final anuvakam from Maha Narayana Upanishad etc., and the concluding slokas
from Ramayana, Bhaghavat Geetha and Vishnu Puranam to chant during the
Sattrumurai.

(2) Sattrumurai could also mean - PushpangalAl Sattuvadhu.  In this case
the flowers are Mantra Pushpa.

     Most, if not all of the Sandhya Vandhana Mantras are of Vedic origin.
It can be found in the The Maha Narayana Upanishad.

Dasan

Vijayaraghavan