Tat tvam asi?
srikrishna_ghadiyaram at YAHOO.COM
Wed Feb 13 22:33:23 CST 2002
Hari Om !!
I too believe we do not sleep keeping the head towards
the south because it is towards burial grounds
Also, we want to sleep such a way that on getting up
we see North or East for they are auspicious. Also, we
arrange the bed such a way that the first steps after
wakingup are taken towards North or East.
Om Namo Narayanaya !!
--- "Jaldhar H. Vyas" <jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM> wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Feb 2002, Sankaran Aniruddhan wrote:
> > Actually, I have learnt exactly the opposite. As
> far as I've heard,
> > sleeping with your head pointing towards North is
> a definite no-no. Any
> > other direction is ok. Maybe this is a varying
> custom in different parts
> > of India?
> It could be, I hadn't thought of that. The
> explanation I've heard is
> that north and east are the directions of Indra and
> Agni while south
> and southwest are particularly bad because they are
> the direction of
> Yama and Nirrti. There is a puranic story about the
> birth of the Maruts which says Diti the mother of
> the Daityas was upset
> that Indra (the son of her sidter Aditi) kept
> slaying her children so she
> did tapa for a son who would destroy Him. Indra was
> worried but could not
> approach because of the power of her tapa until one
> day she accidently
> slept with her head pointing south whereupon he
> entered into her and cut
> the embryo into seven pieces.
> Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
> It's a girl! See the pictures -
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