[Advaita-l] Generalizing the rule : 'n' sound changing to 'N'
rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com
Sun Mar 5 10:05:03 EST 2017
Which mantram was this? punaH is punaH and not puNaH. They are
On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 10:43 PM, Venkatesh Murthy via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> I heard Pundits from Mylapore saying Kooshmanda Homa Mantras and they
> are changing 'na' to 'Na' like पुनः has become पुणः..
> But according to Panini Sutra रषाभ्यां नो णः समानपदे this change is
> not allowed. It may be there in Vedas. Kindly clarify.
> On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 9:23 PM, Balasubramanian Ramakrishnan via
> Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> > Dear Shrinivas,
> > We can't willy-nilly invent rules. There are rules that already exist in
> > the case of vedas. For example, the taittiriya praatishaakhya has a whole
> > chapter on change of nakaara to Nakaara. Namely chapter 7 which begins
> > atha nakaaro Nakaaram. Every veda will have its own rules in its own
> > praatishaakhya, Sometimes there are additional rules from other shikshA
> > texts or just tradition which may either supplement the praatishaakhya or
> > in rare cases over-rule it. uccaahaaraNam is learned by going to a guru
> > has done kramaanta-svaadhyaayam, and not picking up a book/books and
> > inventing rules.
> > Rama
> > On Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 2:14 AM, Shrinivas Gadkari via Advaita-l <
> > advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> >> Namaste Shri Praveen,
> >> Thanks for confirming that there is no such standard rule.
> >> May be, to make sense of some mantras we may have to invoke
> >> such non-standard rules which seem phonetically reasonable.
> >> For example, we know that 'indha' and 'indra' can be
> >> interchanged in mantras (Br. Ar. Up. 4.2.2 ).
> >> This is in some ways continuation of an old thread - making
> >> sense of mantras by splitting them into smaller sounds - sometimes
> >> individual sounds. May be, some people who have participated
> >> in those discussions will say - oh no! not again. :)
> >> Regards,
> >> Shrinivas
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