[Advaita-l] Grand Soma Yaga Athiratram in Bhadrachalam AP from 21 April to 02 May 2012

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 11:29:57 CDT 2012


Just last week I attended a Rg Veda samhitA yAga at Bangalore.  To my
surprise the way the mantras were chanted it looked like the chantings in
the Ramayana/Mahabharata serials we saw two decades ago.  I asked the few
pundits who had come from Gokarna about this and they told me that they
adopt the Maharashtra method.  But just three days before this event I
witnessed another Rg veda samhita yaga conducted by my friend in the
Sringeri  Mutt itself.  The Jagadguru who was camping here graced the
pUrNAhuti.  Then the chantings were in the normal style.  Thus I found,
even within Karnataka, two styles existing: one Gokarna and the other with
no Maharashtra influence.


On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 8:27 PM, Anand Hudli <anandhudli at hotmail.com> wrote:

> I forgot to add that the videos are only for information purposes, not for
> learning shrauta karmas. Certainly, one cannot expect to learn a complex
> shrauta ritual by looking at some videos!
> Anand
> On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 8:22 PM, Anand Hudli <anandhudli at hotmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Actually, I find the way the Veda (I have heard only the Rigveda) is
> > recited by Namboodiris is quite different from what I am used to. An
> > AptoryAma soma yAga was held in Bangalore in 2007. This one had Ritvijas
> > mostly from GokarNa. The hotA was Shri Ganesh Joglekar, if I am not
> > mistaken. It was quite an experience to hear the calls of "vaShaT
> > (vauShaT)", while making an offering in the sacrifice, as opposed to
> > "svAhA" in a Homa. A DVD of the event was also produced. Please contact:
> > Om Shantidhama, #3371, 13th Cross, K.R. Road, 2nd Main, Shastrinagar,
> > Bangalore 560 028. Phone: +91 80 2676 1057.

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