Prayaschitta Prakarana

[Some prayaschittas like kruccha vrata in reference to Brahma Hatya and Go hatya have already been discussed in the Chapter on Principle of Dharmaacharana above] Maharshi Angirasa defined Prayaschitta as follows: Praayo naama tapah proktam chintam nischaya ucchyate, Taponischayasamyuktam Prayaschittam… Continue Reading

Shraddha Prakarana

As per Paraashara Madhaveeyam, the purpose of Shraaddha is to portend Shuddhi of Ashoucha and to cleanse off all sorts of impurities especially consequent on relatives from deaths as also to prepare oneself to intiatite all types of auspicious acts.In… Continue Reading

Ashoucha Nivritti Prakarana

Following are the general regulations applicable to ‘Ashoucha’ to the ‘Chatur Varnaas’ of Brahmana-Kshatriya-Vaishya and Lower Classes or ‘Chatur Ashramas’ of Brahmachari-Grihastha-Vanaprastha- Sanyasins of the Hindu Society. In reference to the demise of Mother-Father-Brothers and close relatives of ‘Sagotra-Sapinda’classification, Brahmanas… Continue Reading

Shat Karma Vidhi

The above guide lines apart, following are the essential duties of a Brahmana as in Paraashara Smriti: Shantkarmaabhirou nityam Devaatithi pujakah, Huta sheshaantu bhungagno Brahmano naavaseedati/ Sandhyaa snaanam japo homo Devataanamcha pujanam, Vishwa Devaatithi yaamcha shatkarmaani diney diney/(Regular observance of… Continue Reading

Conclusion

Veda parayanam Punyam praapnotyeva na samshayah,Yatraamevam vidham kritwaa punyam Amara nayakam/ (Yatris to Amaranaath are assured of Veda paarayana Punya, but countless other benefits too) Muktimeva samaapnoti vina chendriya nigrahaih,Ihaloke sukhi bhutwa Ante saayujya maapnuyat/ (The Yatris would enjoy the… Continue Reading

Amarnath Yatra Phala

As Devi Parvati thanked Maha Deva, the latter explained further for the benefit of Bhaktas as follows: Yatah swam darshayaa Maasa Shravanyam cha Harah swayam, Tatascha kathityaa yatraa Shrananyaam cha Harah swayam,Tatascha kathitaa yatraashravanyaam Punya daayani/ Shravani shukla pakshe yartraa… Continue Reading