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

Anand Hudli anandhudli at hotmail.com
Wed Mar 14 05:14:46 CDT 2012

Shri Bhaskar wrote:

>Another example  rAtri sUkta, devyA
>akshabhiH, is chanted akshabheeH, since bhi is svarita.  Is there any
>'AdhAra' for this style of chanting??

As you pointed out, the svarita at the end of a mantra will cause the
vowel to get elongated. For example, "namaH" becomes namAH, "vedaH"
becomes "vedAH", etc.
The basis will likely be found in the Rigveda prAtishAkhya.


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