[Advaita-l] A help required - BilvAShTakam
Siva Senani Nori
sivasenani at yahoo.com
Sun May 2 13:52:16 CDT 2010
To my knowledge, jaatu is an avyaya meaning 'once'; it is more often used with na, as 'na jaatu' meaning not even once. Here the meaning is if one offers a saalagrama Sila (that is the linga, representing Siva) to a Vipra (who is well versed in the Vedas and Sastras), one indeed (hi) gets the same merit as performing a soma yajña. The sloka looks alright.
That said, I am not able to access the original bilvaashTakam and confirm the reading.
From: V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>
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Subject: [Advaita-l] A help required - BilvAShTakam
I would like to see the correct version of this shloka from the BilvAShTakam:
साळग्रामशिलामेकां विप्राणां जातु चार्पयेत्
सोमयज्ञमहापुण्यं ह्येकबिल्वं शिवार्पणम्
What is the meaning of the word 'jaatu' here? Is it the correct word there?
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