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Of these sutra-s, it is Apastamba’s sutra-s which are most widely in practice in Tamil Nadu, Andhra and (some parts of) Maharashtra. These sutra-s are arranged. Āpastamba Dharmasūtra is a Sanskrit text and one of the oldest Dharma-related texts of Hinduism that have survived into the modern age from the. Introduction to the electronic text of Âpastamba sutras reproduced from the Sacred Laws FOR all students of Sanskrit philology and Indian history Âpastamba’s.

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The twenty-sixth section gives the Mantras or Vedic prayers and formulas for suhra Grihya rites, the ceremonies for which the sacred domestic or Grihya fire is required, and the twenty-seventh the rules for the performance of the latter 4. Successors after the schism down to the present day. But every one [Gurus and others] he shall salute, after having risen [from his seat].

This formal salutation is to be performed only when the occasion requires it. Haradatta does not connect this Sutra with the preceding sanskkrit. Nor shall one sit or lie on a couch or seat which is used [by the teacher].

Your use of the website is subject to these Terms of Use. And [other marks of] respect [due to the teacher] are omitted in the presence of the [teacher’s teacher]. If a hair falls into it at dinner, then it is to be purified by an addition of clarified butter, and may be eaten. Dh, I, 6, 19, 13; I, 10, 29, 7.

A sudra and an outcast are [included by the term] sankrit, [and the rule given, Sutra 6, applies to them]. Before taking his morning-meal, he shall go to the water-side, and having purified himself, he shall recite aloud [a portion of the Veda] in a pure place, leaving out according to [the order of the] texts [what he has read the day before].

Baudhayana, it is alleged, composed the first set of Sutras connected with the Black Yajur-Veda, which bore the special title ‘pravacana,’ and he was succeeded by Bharadvaja, Apastamba, and Satyashadha Hiranyakesin,who all founded schools which bear their names.


In the same manner as for the first dereliction [of the initiation, a penance of] two months [was] prescribed, so [they shall do penance for] one year. He frequently quotes the opinions of several predecessors whom he designates by the general expressions anyah or aparah, i.

Even if he be a Guru of his teacher. Brahmanas mostly recite at the daily Brahma-yajna, a ‘Veda-offering,’ the first verse, which symbolically apadtamba the whole Veda. If one smiles, one shall smile covering [the mouth with his hand]; thus says a Vedic text.

He allows legitimate sons only to inherit their father’s estate and to follow the occupations of his caste, and he explicitly forbids the sale and gift of children. A Brahmana text declares that one who’s initiated by a guru unlearned in aapastamba Veda indeed enters darkness, and he who initiates comes from darkness. The formality is to prostrate when coming into the presence of the acarya and then sit to his right.

And if he performs the ceremonies prescribed on beginning or ending the recitation of one entire Veda, he shall not apastmba that Veda [during that day]. Or he becomes pure, after having washed that part [of his body] and having touched it with fire and again washed it, as well as his feet, and having sipped water. Or he may silently touch their feet.

Because it procures spiritual advancement and the means to liberation. Much effort and expense is sanskriit for this. A person desirous of excellence in sacred learning [should be initiated] in his seventh year. If it thunders in the evening, [he shall not study] during the night. Loving him like a son and totally devoted to him, the teacher should impart knowledge to him, without holding anything back, with respect to any of the Laws. The clearest case of this kind occurs in the chapter on Inheritance, sutda the treatment of the eldest son on the division of the estate by the father is discussed.

The word ‘austerity’ [must be understood to apply] to [the observance of] the rules [of studentship]. He shall not sit on a seat higher [than that of his teacher].


Walter Eugene Clark David Pingree. A friendship lasting for ten years with fellow citizens [is a reason for giving a salutation, and so is] a friendship, contracted at school, which has lasted for five years. To serve the other [three] castes [is sugra for the sudra. Some declare that the [upper] garment [of a Brahmana] should be dyed with red Lodh. He shall not pass a learned Brahmana without addressing him; aranye ca striyam 1 1 31 II In the case of an eclipse of the sun or of the moon, of an earthquake, of a whirlwind, of the fall of a apastabma, or of a fire [in the village], at whatever time these events happen, the recitation of all the sacred sciences [Vedas and Angas] must be interrupted from that hour until the same hour next day.

Rigveda Yajurveda Samaveda Atharvaveda.

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II, 21 3, sanskrti It fully confirms the result of the preceding enquiry, viz. After having kindled the sacred fire, and having wiped the ground around the altar, one shall place the sacred fuel on the fire every morning and evening, according to the prescription [of the Grhya-sutra].

Apastamba’s remark that ‘the knowledge of Sudras and women is a supplement of the Atharva- veda,’ proves that he knew the division of Hindu learning which is taught in Madhusudana Sarasvati’s Prasthdnabheda. Parisad, ‘assemblage,’ means, in the language of the sastras, either a Pahkti, an assemblage of learned Brahmans called together to decide some knotty point of law, or a Brahminical school, in which one studies apqstamba particular redaction of the Veda.

We rely solely upon our content to serve you. Nor wash the body [with hot water for pleasure], praksalayTta tv asuci apastamga guror asamdarse 1 1 29 1 1 We like publicity, but not in this manner.

The Apastamba-grihya-sutra

The syllable ‘om’ is the door of heaven. For he says, p. Burnell, Tanjore Catalogue, p. It may also indicate that both authors drew from one common source.