Sandhyavandanam references in Smrithis

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Importance of Sandhyavandanam as mentioned in our Smrithi granthaas

Yajnavalkya smriti
विप्रो वृक्षो मूलस्तस्य सन्ध्या वेदाः शाखा धर्मकर्माणि पत्रम्

यस्मान्मूल यत्नतो रक्षणीयं छिन्नेमूले नैव शाखा नैव पत्रम् ,-याज्ञवल्क्य

Brahmin is a tree,sandhyaa is the root,4 veda are 4 branches,dharma karma(yajna,daana,tapasya,

japa,upasana etc) are its leaves.If the root dies no branches and leaves willl survive

Daksha smriti
नोपतिष्ठति यः पूर्वं नोपास्ते यश्च पश्चिमां
स शूद्रवद् वहिः कार्यः सर्वस्माद्द्विज कर्मणः,-दक्ष स्मृति.
The brahmin who never does sandhya at sun rise or sun set,make him out from all brahminical sacrifices treating him as a shoodra

Shatatapa Smriti
संध्या येन न विज्ञाता संध्या नैवाप्युपासिता
जीवन्नपि भवेच्छूद्र मृतः श्वा चाभि जायते ,-शातातप स्मृति
he dont know sandhya,who never does it..becomes shoodra till his death and after death takes birth from the canines(dog)

Harita Smriti
सूतके मृतके चैव संध्याकर्मं समाचरेत्
मनसापि स्मरेन्मन्त्रं कुशवारि विवर्जीतं ,-हारीत स्मृति

even during death or birth in family when all observe ashoucham,brahmin should also do sandhya,but without kusha and water..only mental japa of mantras are done

In other parts of India many smritis like apasthamba,baodhayana, hiranyakeshi,rishyashringa,Dalabhya,Vasishta etc are followed

Samvarta Smriti
जो सन्ध्या और अग्निकार्य नहि करते व कभी छुट जाता है तब् स्नान आदि करके संकल्प के साथ् आठ हजार गायत्री जप करना चाहिये.

Those who dont do sandhya and Agnikaarya(samidhadaana/agnihotra etc) or miss it should bath and do 8 thousand gaayatri japa ,then they are eligible for sandhya

Manu smriti

यो अन्यत्र कुरुते यत्नं धर्म कार्ये द्विजोत्तमः

विहाय संध्यां प्रणतिं स याति नरकायुतं ,-मनु स्मृति
Those brahmins who do other upasana without sandhya,they go to hell

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