[Advaita-l] na AdityaM IkShEta....

Siva Senani Nori sivasenani at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 17 07:34:11 CDT 2011

I thought this prohibition (nishedha) was only in the snaataka-vrata. Does it apply universally?

From: Venkata sriram P <venkatasriramp at yahoo.in>
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>My guruji used to prohibit me from gazing the rising & setting sun and
>used to refer the dharma sUtra "na AdityaM IkShEta".  
>But i never asked the reason for the prohibit.  
>Is this because, Sun fights with mandeha rakshasas or 
>something else.
>My 8 year old son was eager to take sun-set photos in Kanyakumari 
>and when i prohibited him, he asked me the same question why we should 
>not take the photos of sunset & sunrise.  
>My guruji was very particular on this sUtra and used to offer arghya during 
>sunrise & sunset.
>Can anybody illumine on this aspect, spirituall & scientifically ?
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