[Advaita-l] prayAshchitaM for sAvitribhraShTAH

Rajesh Benjwal rbenjwal at gmail.com
Sun Nov 5 23:07:01 EST 2017

  नमस्ते प्रवीणमहाभाग:,

You are right people wanting to study Vedas are rare and must be
encouraged. Only because of that I am trying hard to reach to a feasible
conclusion and trying to talk with various AcAryAs. Doing
yajnopavitam without any prAyashchita karma is out of my capacity.
vrAtyastoma is out of their capacity as the cost of this yajnA is almost 7
lac. 36 Brhamin 5 days and 33 cows.

First option -

Go to HH
Shankaracharya. Unfortunately, Shankaracharya matham of the north is under
controversy over who is the real Shankaracharya of jyotirmatha.
Jyotirmatha has broken lineage, there was no Shankaracharya in this matha
for 160+ years.

Second option -

We are thinking to form a Vedic assembly but unfortunately, scholars who
study the whole shakha are rare in north India. We have yajurvedIna but no
RRigvedIna and sAmavedIna. We may get all three in triupati but not in
North India.

Talk to traditional Scholars -

In north India, most of the traditional scholars do not know about even
vrAtyastoma. Wearing yajnopavita at the time of marriage is new norm here.

Someone like Mani Darvida Sastriji may help in this matter. So waiting if I
can get his contact information from somewhere.


On Sun, Nov 5, 2017 at 10:07 PM, Praveen R. Bhat <bhatpraveen at gmail.com>

> Namaste Rajeshji,
> On Sun, Nov 5, 2017 at 6:45 PM, Rajesh Benjwal via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
>> ​​
>> Thanks, Venkatraghavanji for your suggestion.
>> I just checked Apasthambha sUtra and found अतिक्रान्ते सावित्रया: काल ऋतुं
>> त्रैविद्यकं ब्रह्मचर्यं चरेत्।Means If the proper time for Savitri has
>> passed, one shall observe the duties practiced by students familiar with
>> tri-vidyA for a whole Ritu.
>> Looks convincing, let me check it with some Acarya, if I am taking the
>> right meaning, who follows Apasthambha sUtra.
> ​It appears that the above solution in Apastamba of following all of
> Brahmachari's vows​ (except for agnikArya, vedAdhyAyana and gurusuSrUSha)
> synchronising with a Rtu is valid only if upanayana is done immediately
> afterwards, before 19 years of age is attained! There is more to be done
> after the upanayana too, but its not applicable since your prospective
> students are 23 yrs old.
> Other than above for 18-19 age range, following seems the solution, which
> is how you too seem to have landed on vrAtyastomayajna in your
> dharmashAstra too.
> 19-20: 3 rounds of cAndrAyaNavrata.
> 20-21: uddAlakavrata.
> 21-22: avabhRtasnAna in ashvamedhayajna (and in Kaliyuga, uddAlakavrata as
> well as 17-day yAvakavrata).
> 22+: vrAtyastomayajna.
> That said, I am sure you will not give up on the students since people
> wanting to study Vedas is rare and should be encouraged. To that effect, I
> do feel that some simpler solution will definitely come to light when you
> talk to some traditional scholar, HH
> ​​
> Shankaracharya​ or with a Vedic assembly.
> s
> ​hubhaM bhUyAditi prArthaye​
> ,
> --Praveen R. Bhat
> /* येनेदं सर्वं विजानाति, तं केन विजानीयात्। Through what should one know
> That owing to which all this is known! [Br.Up. 4.5.15] */​


*Rajesh Benjwal*

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