[Advaita-l] Ritual Purity, Svadhyaya, and Commute

Anand Hudli anandhudli at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 12 11:11:51 CDT 2016

>does a good muhurata need to be taken into account?

No, there is no need to find a good muhurta for doing sandhyAvandana and
other nitya karmas. They should be performed at specified times regardless
of whether the times are auspicious or not.


On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 8:39 PM, Anand Hudli <anandhudli at hotmail.com> wrote:

> I would like to point out that "midday" may or may not be exactly 12 Noon
> Standard Time at a given place. We need to know the sunrise and sunset for
> the place and calculate the daylight duration, half of which is then to be
> added to the sunrise time to arrive at the midday time. For instance, the
> sunrise for Bengaluru is 6:09 AM IST and sunset is 6:22 PM tomorrow. The
> daylight duration would be the time period between sunrise and sunset,
> which in this case is 12 hours 13 minutes. Half of this is 6 hours 6.5
> minutes. Adding 6 hours 6.5 minutes to the sunrise time 6:09 AM gives us
> 12:15:30 PM as the  midday time. Obviously, this time could change from one
> date to another, depending on the sunrise and sunset times at the place on
> the given date.
> Anand

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