Sandhya Vandanam

Hare Krishna Prabhu Ji and Mata Ji,

My Thread ceremony was done and I wear my Upanayanam. Before I used to do Sandhya vandanam. Later after my higher studies started I lost touch. During my work I used to do.

Now since March I am doing 16 Rounds Japa, Hearing, Reading, etc. Since I live individually I go to office and cook as well. If we are doing devotional service, then all rituals are needed I learnt. (Of course I am not doing day long devotional service)

So, Can I just follow my Sadhana or do Sandhya vandanam as well? 



Hare Krishna 

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  • E-Counselor

    Hare Krsna prabhuji,


    Pls restart doing sandhya vandanam. It doesnt conflict with your chanting mahamantra. 


    Your servant,

    Radha Rasamayi DD

  • Hare Krishna,

    Sure. Pls. resume gayatri japa and sandhya vandanam as soon as possible.

    Your name is Iyer it is Brahamin surname. You must do sandhya vandanam daily. You had some break in between because of studies. Its okay you can start now again.

    A brahmin who doesn't do sandhya vandanam after being initaited brahmincally is commiting sin and is more or less considered dead person or a living corpse. He will surely go to hell if he doesn't do sandhya as per vedas.

    Ofcourse in this kaliyuga no brahmin is pure all are doing lot of sins and all rituals are being forgotten and everybody doing as per their convinience. No one is doing perfectly sandhya.

    Because brahmins are fallen like this only there is famine there is earthquakes and so many natural disasters.

    A brahmin who does Sandhya vandanam regularly and chants Gayatri mantra even considered pious and his face is illuminated because of gayatri gives knowledge and wisdom to understand the Supreme Lord Sri Hari.  Even  look at such a auspicious brahmins' face who does his daily sandhya vandhanam also so many sins become nullified that much tej ( radiance) is there on the face of brahmin who does daily sandhya it seems.

    Gayatri opens you 3rd eye and makes you see Krishna in all  beings. Ritualistic 3 times in a day sandhya vandanam may not be possible as you are a student or working somewhere but atleast one time in the morning after bath is must. I you are able to two times evening also that its great.

    keep chanting gayatri mantra chanting ( if possible 108 times or min. atleast 8 times before starting up Hare Krishna mahamantra keep this a ritual. Rest all procedures of doing sandhaya you must practice daily one time atleast either morning or evening chose one time and be strict on practicing it daily.

    After doing ur sandhya vandanam pour the water into tulasi plant and take her blessings and sit and chant mahamantra. You become perfected if you follow these properly and will surely attain Vaikuntha. 

    Hare Krishna.

    नमो ब्रह्मण्य देवाय गोब्राह्मण हिताय  ।
    जगत् हिताय कृष्णाय गोविन्दाय नमो नमः ॥

    Namo Brahmannya Devaaya Go-Braahmanna Hitaaya Ca |
    Jagat Hitaaya Krssnnaaya Govindaaya Namo Namah ||. 

    Salutations to the Lord Who is of the Nature of Supreme Consciousness, and the Friend and Benefactor of the Cows and the Brahmins,
    Salutations to the Lord Who is the Friend and Benefactor of the Whole World; Salutations to Sri KrishnaSalutations to Sri GovindaSalutationsSalutations to Him again and again.

    Sudhama is Brahmin. Though he was poor Lord Krishna gave full respects making him seated in golden throne and washed his feet with His own lotus hands why?

    only because sudhama is a friend?  No sudhama is perfect brahmin thats is why.

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    Pls. do sandhya vandanam regularly Krishna will be immensely pleased with you as well as chant mahamantra.

    Hare Krishna

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