[Advaita-l] Pancha Mahayagna
srirudra at vsnl.com
Wed Dec 7 07:04:41 CST 2011
I think what you are doing now is correct.Whatever food we eat we first
offer it to our favourite deity as naivedhyam and offer a small portion of
the Same to usually crows as pithrus are said to be in the form of
crows.Regarding the injunctions regarding such things you can find them
fromSrimad Ramayanam, Sri Mahabharatham and Srimad Bhagavatham.About shooing
away a cat from its food is not correct.But you can tell the Bengali
neighbour not to scatter the remnants of their eat and let them consign it
to the dustbin just before clearance.R.Krishnamoorthy.
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From: "Sumitha Ramachandran" <sumitha.rama at yahoo.com>
To: "Advaita" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Sent: Monday, December 05, 2011 2:58 PM
Subject: [Advaita-l] Pancha Mahayagna
As a Grihini how I could improve on doing Yagna?
Gitacharya says He is Japa Yagna of all the Yagnas. The Pancha Mahayagnas
which is potent in removing sins, is explained in the shastras.
I perform Bhootha yagna by offering small portion of cooked rice with dal
ghee and salt after Naivedya , to the birds , calling "haraa".
Today I was too sick to have a bath and cook as I had to pack lunch for my
husband. After some rest , I took bath and prepared roti. I offered a
portion of it to the birds.
It is said in Shatashloki too that a person eating alone without sharing is
Though it is preferred for the crows to cosume the food offered, here
pigeons , sparrows, Myna sometimes parrots are also spotted .
My questions are:
Can Roti be called as Annam during Naivedya and offered to Bhoothas ?
Is it right to shoo away a cat that searches for food remains like fish from
my neighbhour Bengalis Kachhada bag kept on the doorway passage for
May I please request the Respected Group to enlighten me about all the
Pancha Mahayagnas as said in our scriptures ( Sruti and Smriti )?
Also please give practical suggestions for Grihinis to follow Yagna which is
called as Vedic Yagna for us.
Thanking in advance,
At His Feet,
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