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    Chanting slokas,mantras etc

    I regularly do Sandhya Vandhanam,Chant Slokas. But many a time I am not sure of pronunciation.I also observed that the wordings of many Slokas/Mantras differ between various books.Hence,I am confused whether to continue with improper pronunciation or is it considered a Sin. I would be happy to receive clarification from knowledgeable member.
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    You must have one guru for reciting manthras. you must follow that guru's words to chant manthras. about slokams you have to read from sankrit or malayalam book. even the pronounciation is wrong in chanting slokams your interst sraddhai and bhakthi is the first important one.

    You are putting one step towards god and god will put ten steps towards and it is god's responsibility to correct you . he will send somebody to correct them . only your sincereity is important.
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    Thanks your reply has given me mental strength & confidence to contlnue
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    I want to know about the worship of Navagraha. My doubts are:

    1. Can one chant Navagraha sthothram every day at home?
    2. Can one also chant Navagraha Gayathri every day at home?
    3. If yes, when should it be chanted? – at the beginning of daily prayer, at the end or even in between other slokas?

    I request our members to clarify..

    I need Siva Kavacham and would appreciate help from members.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haridasa Siva View Post
    I want to know about the worship of Navagraha. My doubts are:

    1. Can one chant Navagraha sthothram every day at home?
    2. Can one also chant Navagraha Gayathri every day at home?
    3. If yes, when should it be chanted? at the beginning of daily prayer, at the end or even in between other slokas?

    I request our members to clarify..

    I need Siva Kavacham and would appreciate help from members.
    check out this site:

    http://stotraratna.awardspace.com/stotra/Shiva/sh52.pdf


    BTW I also have a similar question..is it Ok to recite Surya Gayatri/Surya Ashtakam at night cos once I was singing at night and my brother told me the sun has set so why are you singing it.

    I was wondering that the sun actually never sets or rises..its the earth that moves around it but I really would like to know is it Ok to recite at night?
    I do recite in mornings too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haridasa Siva View Post
    I want to know about the worship of Navagraha. My doubts are:

    1. Can one chant Navagraha sthothram every day at home?


    Yes. It is in fact recommended.

    2.
    [Can one also chant Navagraha Gayathri every day at home?


    Yes.

    3. If yes, when should it be chanted? at the beginning of daily prayer, at the end or even in between other slokas?


    Generally at the end of pooja etc. Navagraha namaskarams generally follow surya namaskara mantra (aruna praSnam) or the abbreviated surya worship in the form of recitation of aditya hrudayam. Maadhyanikam and brhma yagyam follow the surya namaskaram which effectively concludes the morning prayer session.

    Disclaimer: I have furnished the reply to the best of my limited knowledge and observation. But it is no guarantee that my information is fool-proof
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    Quote Originally Posted by renuka View Post
    check out this site:

    http://stotraratna.awardspace.com/stotra/Shiva/sh52.pdf


    BTW I also have a similar question..is it Ok to recite Surya Gayatri/Surya Ashtakam at night cos once I was singing at night and my brother told me the sun has set so why are you singing it.

    I was wondering that the sun actually never sets or rises..its the earth that moves around it but I really would like to know is it Ok to recite at night?
    I do recite in mornings too.
    Prayers to Surya are generally addressed during day time only.... that is from sun rise to sun set.

    Although the sun never rises or sets in reality, the sun rise and sun set is equally real as perception to our eyes. As prayers are addressed to perceived deities and as sun is depicted as "pratyaksha devata" of perceived deities (or Brhman, if you feel so), sun is prayed to when he is "pratyaksham"

    Disclaimer: My knowledge is extremely limited and may not be representing scriptural truths, and may please be disregarded if more valid explanation is expounded.
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    According to scriptures (not modern astronomy) the sun sets because asuras called "mandEhaas" continuously attack the sun from shining on this world all the time. Hence these mandEhaas drag the sun down from his noon position and finally he gets defeated and sets, making room for those asuras (mandEaas) and many other other-worldly creatures (which are described in "piSitaaSana Sata bahuLa piSaacikaL = raw human flesh eating hundreds of many piSaacas") to take over and roam about in the darkness of the night. Hence, chanting any navagraha sloka/gaayatri/mantra after sunset is definitely a great sin.

    any gaayatri will be effective only if chanted with all the angas (poorvaanga and uttaraanga). Poorvaanga will include nyaasam, dhyaanam, aavaahanam etc., while uttaaangam will comprise puraScaraNam and such things. Simply getting hold of some gayatri and reciting it is like a dog playing with the unhusked coconut - time pass! The best time to chant navagraha mantras is ushas - time before sunrise but after aruNOdayam.
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    Sarma Sir
    Pls explain the angas- poorvaanga, uttaraanga etc. I am unable to understand these terms
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    Quote Originally Posted by swamiinathan View Post
    Sarma Sir
    Pls explain the angas- poorvaanga, uttaraanga etc. I am unable to understand these terms
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