[Advaita-l] Advaita-l Digest, Vol 67, Issue 23
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Mon Mar 8 18:11:37 CST 2010
Can kindly give the URL for the telugu edition of Nirnaya Sindhu at orchive.org?
On 2/26/10, sthanunathan Ramakrishnan <r_sthanu at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Message: 5
>> Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 06:11:06 -0500
>> From: Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian <rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Ekadashi Questions
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>> On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 1:10 AM, Siva Senani Nori
>> <sivasenani at yahoo.com>wrote:
>> > Dear Sri Sthanunathan
>> > Nirnaya Sindhu, also called Kala Nirnayah, written in
>> the 17th century by
>> > Sri Kamalakara Bhatta is a compendium of such issues.
>> There is a later
>> > derivative book called Dharma Sindhu by Kasinatha
>> Upadhyaya which deals with
>> > it. We are smarta Brahmins from Vengi (the region
>> between Krishna and
>> > Godavari near the Eastern coast) in AP, and in all
>> such matters the word of
>> > Dhrama Sindhu is taken as binding in our families.
>> > The Nirnaya Sagar edition of the Nirnaya Sindhu in
>> Devanagari characters is
>> > available in the Digital Library of India at
>> > http://dli.iiit.ac.in/cgi-bin/Browse/scripts/use_scripts/advnew/metainfo.cgi?&barcode=2020010008716.
>> > There is also a verion in Telugu characters with
>> translation into Telugu
>> > available at archive.org, but that might not be
>> relevant to most. Anyway
>> > it is only a simple Google search away.
>> > In the very beginning these books - both the Nirynaya
>> Sindhu and Dharma
>> > Sindhu - haves a lengthy discourse on EkaadaSi - how
>> to determine ekaadaSi,
>> > what are the vratas to be followed, who should follow
>> it, what are the rules
>> > for Vaishnavas, what are the rules for smaartas etc.
>> > Broadly speaking tithis are Suddha or viddha (that is
>> they have a vedha, an
>> > overlapping, by some other tithi). Vaishnavas reckon
>> the vedha based on
>> > Arunodaya (4 ghadiyas - a ghadiya is 24 minutes; 60
>> ghadiyas make a day -
>> > before sunrise, suryodaya) and smaartas based on
>> Suryodaya; depending on the
>> > kind of vedha or absence thereof, and of the type of
>> > (another aspects of tithi, too involved to be
>> discussed here) there are
>> > eighteen types of ekadaSi for Vaishnavas and Smartas
>> each. I also noticed
>> > two types of Vaishnavas - Suddha and sarva - but since
>> this is not a
>> > Vaishnava forum and since most of us here are not
>> intimately aware of
>> > divisions amongst them, we will let that be.
>> > For each of these types of ekadaSi, the rules differ
>> slightly. The details
>> > would not be of interest to the readers of that list
>> and so are skipped. If
>> > you insist, we can correspond privately on that.
>> Very informative and please do post it, it would be of
>> interest to many.
> Namaskara Sri Senani,
> Yes, Indeed its very informative. Please do post more on it.
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