[Advaita-l] aruNa prashna & upanishad chanting in evening
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Tue Jan 29 03:52:07 CST 2013
sAshatAnga praNAms Sri Vidya prabhuji
In the context of vaidika karmA, the rules are necessarily in place.
> And unfortunately these rules are not uniform across the vaidika
prapaNacha!! Hence there is lot of deviations & controversies in vaidika
karmANushtAna and related issues. I myself seen in Apasthambha agnimukha
prayOga atleast 3 different methods in vaidika circle. And in bOdhAyana-s
too there exists different method of agnimukha within their own tradition
in the name of 'pAtha bedha'.
Chanting portions of the veda in the context of karmA needs to adhere to
the rules as handed down.
> Again this is too exists only on book!! Again in apasthAbheeya
agnimukha, some chants chatvAri shrunga & eshahi devaH pradishOnu sarvAH
etc. maNtra-s, some do not, instead they recite some shlOka-s which is
used in AshvalAyana agnimukha prayOga !! And bOdhAyana-s use different
veda maNtra-s though their sva-shAkhA is yajurveda.
That said, we should also recognize that there can be a lot of variation
in the rules, but that
need not bother us.
> I am not able to understand this allowance and accepting the variation
in the rules and at the same time maintaining the rigid & uncompromising
rules in karmAnushTAna and veda pArAyaNa.
What customs are followed in Kashi can be quite different from the customs
followed in Kurnool, but that is par for the course.
> again I am failed to understand why this difference?? If the vaidiks
in kAshi & Kurnool strictly following the same gruhya & shruta sUtra-s as
per their sUtra (like apasthAmbha, AshvalAyana, bodhAyana etc.) the
procedure and viniyOga maNtra-s also should be one and the same no?? If
the variance allowed within the same circle of tradition, then we have to
say there is no hard & fast rule that needs to be observed in vaidika
karmAnushtAna and in the name of 'pAtha bedha', custom, any deviation can
be allowed without much insistence on injunctions of sUtra-s.
> This is applicable to style of vedic chAnting also, there is different
style adopted in kAnchi pAtha, Mysore pAtha (andhra & dravida pAtha)..I've
seen in North India, maNtra-s chanted in entirely different style and
sometimes I could not make out even which maNtra they are chanting from
> Kindly clarify how we can maintain the uniformity of veda-s and its
svara-s while allowing these differences in the nAme of saMpradAya and
Your humble servant
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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