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

From: A.R. Ramachandran (ramachandran_at_gmx.net)
Date: Sun Jun 09 2002 - 21:12:31 PDT

Dear Rohit,

As per leading scholars on Sandhyavandhana like Panduranga Waikar and
others, the timings are thus:

3.30 am - 6.00 am - Morning Sandhyavandanam/ Pratas Sandhyavandhanam

(It should be noted that Gayatri japa should commence when stars are there
in the sky and continue beyond their disappearance ie. sunrise).

11.00 am - 1.00 pm - Afternoon Sandhyavandhanam / Madhyavandanam

4.00pm - 6.00 pm - Evening Sandhyavandanam / Sayam Sandhyavandanam,

Kind Regards, AR



> 
> 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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