[Advaita-l] Question about Rudra Trishati

Venkatesh Murthy vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 6 07:13:41 CDT 2012


On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 11:37 AM, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:
> Yes, tilAkshata means raw rice and tila mixed.  rudra is smashANa vAsi,
> hence we use tila (like we use in pitru kArya) mixed with tandula.  We
> give tarpaNa also with this tilAkshata 'bhavaM devaM tarpayAmi, sharvaM
> devaM tarpayAmi etc. and their patni-s also bhavasya devasya
> patneestarpayAmi, sharvasya devasya patneestarpayAmi etc. I think because
> of rudra is smashANa vAsi, after offering AjyAhuti in hOma, we would wash
> our hands (apa upa sprushya) to get rid of ashoucha.
I don't think Tila will cause ashoucha. I have seen black Tila is used
in Sankalpa for some Ganapati Pooja and they use Black Tila in homa
also. They won't wash the hands afterwards.



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