The Jaiminigrhyasutra

The Jaiminigrhyasutra

Belonging to the Samaveda

ISBN: 9788120807822

Author: W. Caland

Subject: Hinduism and Its Sources

Language: Sanskrit & Engl

Binding: Hard Back

Pages: 156

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass

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INR 395.00


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The Grhya-sutras contain rules for customs, ceremonies and sacrifices through which the life of an Indian attains purification. They record a number of popular customs and manners connected with conception, birth, name-giving, first-outing and first-eating by the child. The Grhya-sutra belongs to the Jaimini School of Samaveda. It is divided into 2 parts. Part-I opens with details of regular sacrifices in which cooked food is offered to the deities. The work proceeds with the description of a ceremony to secure the birth of a male child, description of the nandimukha sraddha preceding every sacrament, of parting the hair, ceremony for the new-born child, ceremony of giving name, the first feeding of the baby with solid food, the tonsure of child's head, initiation of the student to the study, twilight devotion, opening of the annual course of study, ending of the term of study, observance of vows, his return home after finishing the course of study, ceremony of marriage, evening and morning sacrifices and the sacrifice of first fruits. Part II opens with the rite of sraddha and proceeds with the description of astakas, funeral ceremonies, libations of water and the collection of bones. It is followed by the detailed account of rites of the house, allaying of prodigies and recitation of the Veda during a fast. It ends with the appeasing of planets malefic to the householder.

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