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    Brahmin rituals

    Dear Friends,
    The complete translation of "Samkshepa Dharma Sasthram" is available in my blog
    Rules and Rituals of Brahmins

    It also has the sankalpam for Tharpanams during 2010-2011, With best wishes, Ramachander
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    I would like to have a general clarification from any learned members of the community.

    Recently my father(late)'s cousin brother's wife has passed away. Normally people tell that for a period one year there should not be any festival celebrations at home and also one should not visit temples located on hills.

    I regularly go to Tirupathi twice in a year and also started going to Sabarimala once in a year after observing vritham. Can I do these visits in the current year?
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    Only the Kartha is limited to go hill temples. if you are not the kartha you can proceed. Anyhow, keeping Vritham and going to Sabarimalai regarding you have to consult you Guru... As you said all other god-related things should be avoided.

    Pranams...
    Kann Kalikkumpadi kandukonden Kadambadaviyil
    pann kalikkum kural veenaiyum kaiyum payodharamum
    mann kalikkum pachai vannamum aghi mathangar kula
    penngalil thondria emperumaatithan perazhage

    (Abirami Andhadhi)
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    Quote Originally Posted by venkat2206 View Post
    I would like to have a general clarification from any learned members of the community.

    Recently my father(late)'s cousin brother's wife has passed away. Normally people tell that for a period one year there should not be any festival celebrations at home and also one should not visit temples located on hills.

    I regularly go to Tirupathi twice in a year and also started going to Sabarimala once in a year after observing vritham. Can I do these visits in the current year?
    General Rule:
    The functions that are celebrated inside the house like avani
    avittam, Vishu Deepavali etc. should be celebrated in a simple manner inside the house. No decoration.

    We should avoid going to temples during one year. If any temple ultsavam comes in our way, we can worship.

    One of the reasons:
    The celebrations or worshiping God by going to temples etc
    may make the soul to feel neglected by us and hence
    we may not receive good blessings from it.

    Let us observer what our elders said. There are lot of meanings in it.
    =sankarcs
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    the body is the temple,the atman is the lord.

    the atman is sat chit ananda always.

    when desires are not fulfilled,or while in deham if the person was neglected,only a guilty conscious person has to be afraid of dhur devathas.

    if you are pure,plz go wherever you want whenever you want,your pithrus wil always protect you first,that soul genetics.tarpanam is a procedure.
    Saraswati namasthubhyam Varade kaama roopini Vidyaarambham karishyaami Sidhirbhavatu me sadaa
    O Goddess Saraswati, the giver of Boons and fulfiller of wishes, I prostrate to You before starting my studies. May you always fulfill me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sankarcs View Post
    General Rule:
    The functions that are celebrated inside the house like avani
    avittam, Vishu Deepavali etc. should be celebrated in a simple manner inside the house. No decoration.

    We should avoid going to temples during one year. If any temple ultsavam comes in our way, we can worship.

    One of the reasons:
    The celebrations or worshiping God by going to temples etc
    may make the soul to feel neglected by us and hence
    we may not receive good blessings from it.

    Let us observer what our elders said. There are lot of meanings in it.
    =sankarcs


    Sir, You have said that we should not be going to temples for one year, then why is it that we go to the temple after subha sweekaram? Why do we decorate the house with kolams on that day?

    I am not trying to be argumentative, but I want to know why certain things have been said? We should not be following traditions blindly. I for one feel that traditions always have a certain background and quite a scientific explanantion.

    Namba periyava sonnadhula artham iruku, adhai anartham akkama irukanum.
    Can someone say where we can find all the rules and regulations pertaining to what should be done and should not be done in the one year period?

    Mythili
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    Respected Ms Mythili

    Our ancestors have designed and given rules for exceptions also. One can fine prayachitha parikaram in every guidelines including santhyavandhanam. There is every chance that one may come across the procession of deities during the year and at that time he has to worship also. Similarly there may be occasions he may be forced to go to temple. Subha sweekaram is nothing but a starting point for celebration of functions after the kriya. That does not mean that we have to go to Sabarimala or Tiruppathi etc. during the one year period.

    There is a book called "Dharma Sasthram". Sanskrit + Tamil It deals with all routines and rules.
    One of my friends got a very old copy, the scanned the documents, printed ,re-published the book and donated to known people a few months ago. 400 pages book - at a cost of Paise 50
    Now he plans to print more copies and provide it to needy people at cost price. {400 pages or more
    zerox copy + binding and expected cost price may be Rs.200/=} He is preparing list .
    If you need a copy of it, kindly inform me so that I can get you the book.

    =sankarcs
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    Dear Shri Swaminathasharma

    I will inform you the cost on finalisation of number of copies. I have added your name also in the list.

    Again a restriction of 9 posts by the forum and hence could not send a PM

    =sankarcs
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    Need One Copy

    Dear Mr.Sankarcs,

    I need one copy of the book Dharmasastra. Kindly reply me to which address i should send MO once the book gets ready

    Thanks
    Mani KS
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    Dear Sankarcs,

    I am Venkat2206, posted the question. Your reply is little bit confusing. Till now we are under the impression functions should not be celebrated inside the house (like deepavali etc.) during the one year period.

    Also, reply given by Nachi naga is quite different but more meaningful. Any other advise / comments from any other members?

    Regs

    Venkat2206
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