[Advaita-l] Question on Vaastu suuktam
ajit at mudgala.com
Thu Dec 9 01:18:00 CST 2004
> The vAstoShpati sUkta of the Krishna Yajur Veda has identical
> wording as the R^ig vedic one. Another detail is that in the yajur vedic
> version, the 2nd and 3rd mantras are swapped, with reference to the
> R^ig vedic version.
The yajur vedic sukta I know of occurs in the mantra prashna (2.15.18) and
ends with "shivaM shivaM". Comparing it to the mantras from the Rig Veda,
there are small differences. Only the 4th mantra (RV 7.55.1) appears to have
identical wording in both places.
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Subject: [Advaita-l] Question on Vaastu suuktam
>One more question on suuktams while we are at it. This time it's the
>vaastu suuktam. This consists of 8 half verses. The first 4 verses are
>found in the samhitaa 3.4.10. How about the last 4 which begin
>vaastoshhpate prataraNo edhi and end sakhaa sushevah ...
The vAstoShpati sUkta of the Krishna Yajur Veda has identical wording as the
R^ig vedic one. Obviously, the accents differ. Both are used, for example,
in the puNyAhavAchana ceremony of the respective shAkhA before any
auspicious ceremony is to be performed. The context is that two kalashas are
worhsipped- one representing varuNa and the other vAstoShpati. The
vAstoShpati sUkta is recited as water from the two kalashas is poured as a
single stream into another vessel.
The R^ig vedic vAstoShpati sUkta consists of 7.54 (3 R^iks) and the first
R^ik of 7.55. Another detail is that in the yajur vedic version, the 2nd and
3rd mantras are swapped, with reference to the R^ig vedic version.
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