[Advaita-l] Naivedya question

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Thu Mar 28 05:51:40 CDT 2013

On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 4:14 PM, Venkata sriram P
<venkatasriramp at yahoo.in>wrote:

> Namaste,
> //
> 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.

Add to these 'no self shaving, no eating outside,etc.'

Sometime back we had seen here that one can take saligrama to other
countries too and do pUja there if one is working/living there.  Surely in
many countries it would be impossible to use kumpaTi / firewood at home.
So, 'bhAvagrAhI janArdanaH' should be our norm.


> regs,
> sriram
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