By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Sankalpa, SaGkalpa, Sankalpa
Saṅkalpa literally means ‘declaration’.
A typical saṅkalpamantra should contain the names and other details like:
- Geographical position of the place of performance
- Date and day of the week
- Name of the person performing
Any rite which is not preceded by such a saṅkalpa will become fruitless.
- Pañcāṅga means traditional calendar.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore