Sandhyopasana, Sandhya-upasana, Sandhyopāsanā: 1 definition

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Sandhyopasana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

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Source: Pure Bhakti: Arcana-dipika - 3rd Edition

Sandhyopāsanā (सन्ध्योपासना) or simply Sandhyā refers to “chanting the dīkṣā-mantras given by the Guru”, according to the Arcana-dīpikā (manual on deity worship).—After performing ācamana, perform one’s morning sandhyā [also called āhnika, the chanting of the dīkṣāmantras given by the guru]. Two daṇḍas, or forty-eight minutes, before sunrise, until the sun is half-visible above the horizon, is the morning sandhyā, and the period from sunset until the stars appear in the sky is the evening sandhyā. Sandhyā is performed facing east in the morning and noon, and facing north in the evening.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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