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Re: Pancha Sooktham recitation
Date: Fri Sep 11 1998 - 12:28:51 PDT

Dear Sri Mani,
I have also heard that no part of Vedas can be recited without the Svara etc
and that  a recitation without regard to these will not only be ineffective
but counterproductive. 

One has to be extremely careful in reciting these and the correct
pronunciation, the Svarabedam etc have to be learned at the feet of a
qualified Acharya before venturing to recite. 

For that matter, Azhagiya Singhar in his Kalakshepam used to demonstrate how
Ashtakshara and Dvaya Mantras are to be recited. A casual rendering is an
insult to the holiest of Mantras contained in the Vedas. But, he used to leave
out Charamasloka. Obviously, Charamasloka being from Smriti (being part of
Mahabharata) is not subject to such rigours. May be some erudite members can
clarify this aspect.

Anbil Ramaswamy