Archive for November, 2014

November 24, 2014

Sandhyavandhanam – Sringeri Acharya – I cannot change Dharma Shastra – Do atleast minimum 108 Gayatris.

Sringeri Jagadguru on Sandhyavandhanam

Gayatri Devi Goddess - Gayatri Mantra

In several Anugraha Bhashanams, Sringeri Jagadguru emphasized the importance of doing Sandhyavandhanam.

A rough translation below:

  • “People say they don’t have any time to do Sandhyavandhanam. But they have time to watch TV, read newspaper and engage in gossip. So to say that there is not enough time for Sandhyavandhanam is wrong.
  • The Shastras prescribe two pakshas: Mukya Paksham and GowNa Paksham
  • To do 1008 Gayatri Japam is Mukya Paksham. People used to do this for 3 kaalas in the olden days.
  • If there is not sufficient time, then the Shastras prescribe GowNa Paksham of doing 108 Gayatri Japam.
  • If there is further little time, then the Shastras prescribe doing at least 32 Gayatri Japam.
  • But people usually ask for an alternative and a way to leave Sandhyavandhanam. For that, there is no other alternative.
  • For a person who has had Upanayanam and Brahmopadesham (according to Shastras), he has to do Sandhyavandhanam till the end.
  • If he says he can’t do or has no time to do, it will become a grave mistake.
  • The reality is people don’t have the will to do Sandhyavandhanam and hence give various reasons.
  • In Kannada, there is an old saying: “Where there is will, there is way.” (Manasu irindal margam irukum)
  • What one needs is real Shraddha to do Sandhyavandhanam and not other reasons.”

Links of Sringeri Jagadguru’s Anugraha Bhashanam on Sandhyavandhanam:

Tamil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tsyqzMFsF8

Kannada: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g0BKdLEo6A

Telugu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnZaovlUjbU

​Source of this article: Sringeri Videos page in Facebook

More articles about Sandhyavandanam from Kanchi Mahaswami and others can be found here

https://thapas.wordpress.com/category/sandhyavandanam/

Namaste

November 14, 2014

Sri Guru Pahimam Paramadayalo Pahimam – Simple Slokha

 

Here is the audio of the two line shloka on the present Sringeri Acharya Sri Bharathi Theertha Swamigal.

This is a different audio version of what you hear when you visit sringeri.net home page.

I believe the singers are Sringeri Sisters. I do not know the exact names of the artists singing this slokha.

Video of the Slokha on Sringeri Acharya

 

Audio mp3 of Slokha on Sringeri Acharya

http://www.mediafire.com/listen/a3c9932i41rrhh9/Sri_Guru_Pahimam_Parama_Dayalo_Pahimam.mp3

 

Lyrics of the slokha

​श्रीगुरो पाहि मां परम दयालो पाहि माम् ।

शृङ्गेरिजगद्गुरो पाहि मां भारतीतीर्थ पाहि माम् ॥

SRI GURU PAHIMAM PARAMA DAYALO PAHIMAM

SRINGERI JAGADGURO PAHIMAM SRI BHARATI TIRTHA PAHIMAM