[Advaita-l] Naivedya question

Venkata sriram P venkatasriramp at yahoo.in
Thu Mar 28 05:44:48 CDT 2013

I have electric stove. Can I use it? It is difficult to cook on charcoal stove.
Considering our busy official schedules, atleast something is better than nothing and this is the only option left now.  So, you can go for it. 
Going by the strictest norms, one should have a *kumpaTi* for cooking naivEdya.  The flame which is used for cooking should not be of blue in colour. The water should be from well only.  The rajaswala strI should be put in outhouse and one should not look at her. LPG gas cylinders a strict NO NO. 
The above factors are extremely difficult but not impossible.  But then, one should lead a different life style altogether committed towards vaidika karmAnuSTAna followed by agnihOtra, veda adhyayana & adhyApana, swAdhyAya and tapas.  Such dedicated families can be counted now who have completely sacrificed their lives for the sake of veda.  

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