[Advaita-l] Sandhyopasana - Savita

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Sun Mar 15 23:04:42 CDT 2009

On Sun, 15 Mar 2009, Venkata Subramanian wrote:

> Vidyashankar,   You have rightly referred to the explanation of Sringeri 
> Jagadguru Sri Chandrashekara Bharati.   I have a doubt here.   When I do 
> Sandhyavandana, should I necessarily consider that the Aditya in my 
> front (Stula Aditya in the Akasha) as the prateeka for the Savita, 
> (Savita = Brahman as I understand), or do I have the option to close my 
> eyes and consider directly Savita - directly as per the meaning of the 
> mantra, in which case my focus is not necessarily on the Stula Aditya in 
> my front up in the sky......!   Thanks, Venkat

When you are giving the arghya you are necessarily considering the actual 
sun.  However, aleast the way I learnt it, after that you are supposed to 
say 'asAvadityo brahma'  It is this vakya that identifies the sun with 

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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