Tuesday, January 7, 2020

One of my greatest contributions to Brahmin community with blessings of Maha Periyava


It was ten years back   that I completed    the translation  of  the great book “Samksepa Dharma Sasthras” compiled as  per wishes of Maha  Periyava by  Manjakudi Venkatrama SAtrigal, with help of Sri E,S,Ramamurthy SAstrigal and Sri.S.M.Krishna Sarma .
      This book was pubished in 1985 and sold at the cost of 50 paise By Heritage India Educational trust  , Sanskrit  college, Mylapore Madras .Maha Periyava wanted it to be clearly mentioned in the book , that  since this book  should reach every Brahmin’s home, no copy right should be there.The second edition of the book   was published in 2007.
    It was in 2009   that my scholarly  and elderly friend Sri.P.P.Ramachandran(People call him PPR) wanted me  to translate in to English.I thought that it was  an order from Maha Periyava   and did it   to the best  of my  ability    and created  a web site for that.

1, Introduction to the book https://brahminrituals.blogspot.com/2010/02/introduction.html
I.Varnashrama Dharma Prakarana(Dharma for different Varnas) https://brahminrituals.blogspot.com/2010/02/varnashrama-dharma-prakarana.html
II. Aahneeka Dharma Prakarana(Dharma of activities of day to day life) https://brahminrituals.blogspot.com/2010/02/aahneeka-dharma-prakarana.html
III. AAsoucha Dharma Prakarana (Dharma for upholding cleanliness) https://brahminrituals.blogspot.com/2010/02/aasoucha-dharma-prakarana.html
IV.Sradha Dharma Prakarana (Dharma towards the Pithrus( manes)) https://brahminrituals.blogspot.com/2010/02/sradha-dharma-prakarana.html
V.Thidhi nirnaya Dharma Prakaranam (dharma towards fixing time ) https://brahminrituals.blogspot.com/2010/02/thidhi-nirnaya-dharma-prakarana.html
VI.Prayachitha Dharma Prakarana,(Dharma of redemptive acts) https://brahminrituals.blogspot.com/2010/02/prayaschitha-dharma-prakarana.html
Theses are followed by a sort of appendix entitled
SAmkshepa   Dharma  sasthra Samkeerna Vishaya.(Miscellaneous important aspects ) https://brahminrituals.blogspot.com/2010/02/samkshepa-dharma-shastre-sankeerna.html

    I do not know  among al the great scholars  why I was chosen by HIM  to do this job.The fact that no one else has done it   and that  it has become a reference book on rituals of all  Brahmins, goes to show  that “The blessings of Maha Periyava” is with me.

My humbe million  Namaskarams to  Maha Periyava on his Samadhi day


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  2. Sir,
    One question that bothers me is regarding Amavasai Tarpanam. I do it every month but occasionally, say once in 2 years, I miss it because I am outside the country. It generally leaves me with a feeling of starving my ancestors. Any comments?

    1. it is not difficult at all ,please try to do it