[Advaita-l] chaturdashi nirNaya- ananta padmanAbha vrataM??

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Mon Sep 12 01:49:12 CDT 2011

On Fri, 9 Sep 2011, Bhaskar YR wrote:

> Strange are the ways of karma & dharma jignAsa is it not??  just y'day
> night one of the local jyOtisha pundit categorically asserted that ananta
> padmanAbha vrataM can be observed on both days.  He explained,  if you are
> doing vrataM on Saturday you have to start the pooja in chaturdashi tithi
> i.e. after 11 AM and if it is Sunday Pooja should finish before 11.55 coz.
> chaturdashi lasts till that time only on Sunday.  And he said since the
> vyApti of chaturdashi is more on Saturday, it is preferable to do the
> vratam on Saturday :-))

Yes, Nirnayasindhu lists this option as well as two others but rejects 
them in favor of Madhavas (who took sannyasa as Vidyaranya) position. 
This is a popular dharmashastra among smartas but there are other 

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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