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Sandhyavandanam

\Sun-dhyaa-vun-dhanam\
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Definition

Regular prayers that have to be done every sunrise and sunset by poonal-potta Brahmins (i.e. Brahmins with Sacred Thread). The threading ceremony is called Upanayanam. The most important part of Sandhyavandanam is the Gayatri Mantra, which is top secret.

Usage

Mother to relatives: We recently put poonal for him. (pointing at son)
Relatives: Sandhyavandanam Pannariya? (Are you doing Sandhyavandanam?)
Added 2013-06-08 by Cooldude

Root

Sanskrit

Region

Tamilnadu

Related Terms

Japam