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RE: [sv-rituals] Proper time to do Sandhyavandanam

From: Venkatesh B V (BanW/PAC3) (Venkatesh.BV_at_in.bosch.com)
Date: Fri Jun 07 2002 - 19:33:30 PDT

Dear Rohit and other BhAghavathAs,

Simple formula for timing is :
5-30 to 6-30 am (in the morning) prathah sandhya vandanam
immediately after prathah sandhya vandanam, mAdhyAhnikam can be completed
but before 12 noon.
5-30 to 6-30 pm (in the evening)  Sayam sandhya vandanam.
This rule is given to me by my Grand Father, who observed the above timings
strictly throughout.

I feel it is very easy to remember the above principle.

I do agree totally with all the opinions received till now from various
bhAghavathAs.


Adiyen,
Dasoham
Venkatesh.BV

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Rohit Iyer [SMTP:iyer_rohit@yahoo.com]
> Sent:	Friday, June 07, 2002 10:56 PM
> To:	sv-rituals@yahoogroups.com
> Subject:	[sv-rituals] Proper time to do Sandhyavandanam
> 
> 
> Hi friends,
> 
> What is the proper time to do the morning and evening
> Sandhya?
> 
> The Manu smrti says :-
> 
> Let himstand during the morning twilight, muttering
> the Savitri until the Sun appears, but seated in the
> evening until the constellations can be seen
> distinctly. (2.101)
> 
> My understanding of this verse is the morning
> Sandhyavandanam is concluded at sunrise, while the
> evening Sandhya is started at sunset.
> 
> However the link provided below states that :
> (http://acharya.iitm.ac.in/mirrors/vv/ds2e.html)
> Yogayagnavalkya:-   Sandhya   Devi   is   worshipped  
> at   sandhya.  It   should   not   be   done   after  
> sunset   in   the   evening.   Prathas  sandhya  
> should   not   be   done   after   sunrise.   Even  
> Brahma,  Vishnu   and   Shiva   worship   sandhya   at
>   the   right   time. Hence, it   follows   that  
> brahmins   also   perform   the   sandhyavandhana. 
> 
> Samvartha:-   Prathassandhya   should   be  
> worshipped   when  stars   are   still   seen   and  
> sandhya   is   worshipped   in   the  evening,   when 
>  the   sun   is   half   set. 
> 
> 
> Can anyone clarify my doubt about the time to do the
> evening Sandhya?
> 
> Thanks,
> rohit
> 
> 
> 
> 
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