[Advaita-l] prayAshchitaM for sAvitribhraShTAH
sridhar.nithin at gmail.com
Sun Nov 5 23:33:00 EST 2017
Surely, you could come down to Sringeri and consult with Shankaracharya. I
think that is the best option.
On Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 9:37 AM, Rajesh Benjwal via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> 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
> >> 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
> > 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,
> > 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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