[Advaita-l] shaT karmas - count ?
Venkata sriram P
venkatasriramp at yahoo.in
Fri Jul 5 01:41:13 CDT 2013
Need some clarification on the count of shaT karmAs. The following sloka
details out the karmas to be done by brahmins and the number is 6 (shaTkarmANi
dinE dinE) (vide 36th sloka from parashara smriti).
sandhyA snAnaM japO hOmO dEvatAtithipUjanaM
AtithyaM vaishwadEvaM cha shaTkarmANi dinE dinE .....36
The no. of karma prescribed in the sloka is 7 whereas it is said as
"shaT karmANi" (6).
5. dEvata pUjana
6. atithi pUjana
The above comes to 7 but how come it is said "shaTkarmANi dinE dinE" ?
Any thoughts ?
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