[Advaita-l] Grand Soma Yaga Athiratram in Bhadrachalam AP from 21 April to 02 May 2012

Anand Hudli anandhudli at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 13 09:57:37 CDT 2012

I forgot to add that the videos are only for information purposes, not for
learning shrauta karmas. Certainly, one cannot expect to learn a complex
shrauta ritual by looking at some videos!


On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 8:22 PM, Anand Hudli <anandhudli at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Actually, I find the way the Veda (I have heard only the Rigveda) is
> recited by Namboodiris is quite different from what I am used to. An
> AptoryAma soma yAga was held in Bangalore in 2007. This one had Ritvijas
> mostly from GokarNa. The hotA was Shri Ganesh Joglekar, if I am not
> mistaken. It was quite an experience to hear the calls of "vaShaT
> (vauShaT)", while making an offering in the sacrifice, as opposed to
> "svAhA" in a Homa. A DVD of the event was also produced. Please contact:
> Om Shantidhama, #3371, 13th Cross, K.R. Road, 2nd Main, Shastrinagar,
> Bangalore 560 028. Phone: +91 80 2676 1057.
> Another organization, Vaidika Samshodhana Mandal, based in Pune, has
> produced an informative set of VCDs on the PurnamAseShTi (full moon
> sacrifice), with a good English commentary by Dr. T. N. Dharmadhikari.
> However, if I remember correctly, the ritual is by kANva-shAkhA shukla
> yajurvedins, and pronounciation of mantras is not all that great. The step
> by step commentary is good. The same organization has also produced a video
> commentary on a vAjapeya sacrifice held sometime in the 1950s in Pune. In
> this case, the various steps in the Yajna are depicted, but the mantras are
> not audible. The contact details are: Vaidika Samshodhana Mandala, TMV
> Colony, Mukundnagar, Pune, 411 037, Phone: +91 20 2426 2635.
> Anand

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