One during sunrise when day proceeds from night , next during midday which is the transition from ascending sun to descending sun and during sunset when night takes over from day. The purpose is to activate our mind and brain and then drive away the evil spirits that are active during that period with an intention to harm us. In addition to dawn and dusk, noon is considered the third juncture of the day, and hence meditations and prayers are performed daily at those times. But, why do Sandhya at this these times only? It is these times that one is in an empty stomach which is a condition for any spiritual exercise.
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Done scientifically, pranayama improves oxygen supply, expels carbon dioxide, helps blood circulation, improves concentration, memory power and general health.
Bhasma and Gopeechandana grahanam - this is done as a means of protection, purification, Bhasma contains salts that have salutary effect on our body progression and as a symbol of brahminisam. This point is considered very central to the awakening of the thought process. Hence, kumkum, gandha and bhasma are applied here. THE Process: Sankalpam - Taking the resolve - has benefit of auto-suggestion telling yourself that this is your focus for next 15 odd minutes.
It should be always done after careful contemplation, in a calm and positive frame of mind mustering the will to act upon. Prokshanam - Marjanam This is a process of sanitizing and revitalizing body and mind. Manthras commonly used here adore water as a source of nourishment, medicines and energy agni, power.
Jalaprashanam Internal purification so that one becomes spiritually fit to perform ritualistic act. This is done wishfully. One offers water consecrated by manthras in the fire present in the mouth — contemplating that body, mind and heart have been cleansed.
Aghamarshanam - Intended to drive away evil thoughts. Give a standing ovation to the rising sun. Take water in two hands cupped together, standing with feet together, facing Sun-God. Recite savithree manthra and make the offer thrice. This is a form of oblation. Water is easily accessible, most valuable and complete offering one can normally be making. Gayatri japam -The stated objective here is complete emancipation of sins.
Meditate upon the solar deity - Sooryanarayana- a visible form of divinity He is the absolute spirit settled in the lotus heart of all beings. He is the Parabrahma. He is the Parmathma. Upasthaanam - Attaining proximity to the Lord.
Adoring Him. Being one with Him. Typical prayers are: 1 May Agnideva to whom we offer soma juice in the performance of Yajnas, destroy our internal enemies like anger, lust etc. Just as the boatsman takes us from one side of the river to the other safely, let Him help us cross over all difficulties. They are witnesses to all our deeds. The ideals represented by each of them will provide a direction to us in our march ahead. Abhivadanam -Touching ears is symbolic- they act as a gateway of knowledge.
Expression of gratitude to the teachers rishis for transmitting divine wisdom to the next generation. It is customary to mention the name, gothra and pravara. This is an apt introduction too. Samarpanam -Note that the entire process was undertaken with an intent to please Him as per His directions. The fruits of such act are also placed at His disposal. He distributes them equitably. A philosophy of total surrender to Him is embedded here. This can only mollify our pride and implant humility.
Even with best of intentions and utmost care, inadequacies can creep in. It pays to look back, correct mistakes and strive to improvise. Daily duties of Brahmins[ edit ] Doing Sandhya-vandana first creates the eligibility for a brahmin to do all rituals following it. Thus, sandhyavandanam forms the basis or regarded as the foundation for all other vedic rituals. In Vaishvadeva homa rice cakes are offered to vishvadevas all devatas.
In the same way during dawn, turning his face to the east, standing, until the disk of the sun appears. And when the sun has risen, the study of the Veda goes on. Sivaprasad Bhattacharya defines it as the "Hindu code of liturgical prayers.
Broadly speaking the difficulties and conflicts he faces can be categorised as physical on the one extreme and spiritual on the other, intervened by various other stages like ethical, intellectual, emotional, filial, occupational, professional, societal, national and so on. While enormous education, training and efforts go into tackling difficulties, conflicts and uncertainties at the basest physical level onwards, these are waning with the progression to the noblest spiritual level. It is towards strengthening in this direction that man has evolved rituals and faith in that Universal Power and set out in search thereof. Ideally, man should turn everything he does into sacred with a view to know himself and his God and towards this strengthen all his faculties. SandhyA vandana, worship of Gods three times a day at the junctures of Night-Morning-afternoon-evening, invoking their blessings and strength, is one such important activity.
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