[Advaita-l] samkalpa in sandhyavandana according to TN smartas

Sarma KV sarmakv at gmail.com
Thu May 12 21:58:03 CDT 2011

In the 'pUja vidhi' book of Sringeri maTha also, at the end of the book
there is 'laghu pUja paddhati' in which complete sankalpa is not there.


On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 6:24 AM, Stig Lundgren <slu at bredband.net> wrote:

>  We generally don't say complete sankalpa in the pancaayatana puja
>> either. But when I checked the Sringeri book on the panchayatana puja,
>> the complete sankalpa was given. I have noticed that the complete
>> sankalpa is not said in the nitya karmas, but in the naimittika (e.g.,
>> shivaraatri) or the kaamya karmas the complete sankalpa is used.
>> Rama
> Yes, the Sringeri pancayatana puja (I assume you are referring to the
> booklet by Sri C. V. Giridhara Shastri) has the complete sankalpa, and so
> has also the pancayatana puja vidhi in the book "Nityahnikam", published by
> R.S. Vadhyar & Sons. However, in the laghu pancayatana puja as described in
> the book by Sri "Anna" Subramania Iyer, the sankalpa is just:
> mamopAtta samasta duritakshaya dvArA srI parameshvara prItyartham
> pancAyatana pUjam karishye
> But this may be due to the fact that this is a laghu puja vidhi. I was
> taught Shiva pancayatana puja by a close disciple of Sri Anna - a Tamil
> smarta - and he taught me the complete sankalpa, in accordance with the R.
> S. Vadhyar publication. This was also the way this man performed Shiva
> pancayatana puja every morning. He was a disciple of Sri Anna for many
> decades.
> Warmest regards
> Stig Lundgren
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