By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Marjana, MArjana, Maarjana
Sometimes the Gāyatrī mantra along with the three vyāhṛtis and some Vedic mantras are also prescribed to be recited during mārjana.
The sandhyā ritual is also called ‘sandhyāvandana’. It is an important part of the daily routine of every dvija. Out of the several steps involved in its performance, mārjana is also the one.
- Kuśa grass means Poa cynosuroides retz.
- Ṛgveda 10.9.1-3
- They are bhuh etc.
- Dvija is a member of the first three castes.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore