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==Significance of Gṛhyasutras==
 
==Significance of Gṛhyasutras==
The Gṛhyasutras are a subsidiary of the Vedānga known as the Kalpasutras. They deal primarily with the rites connected with the home and family-life.
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The Gṛhyasutras are a subsidiary of the Vedānga known as the [[Kalpasutras]]. They deal primarily with the rites connected with the home and family-life.
  
 
==Origin of Śāñkhāyana Gṛhyasutras==
 
==Origin of Śāñkhāyana Gṛhyasutras==
The Śāñkhāyana Gṛhyasutras belongs to the Ṛgveda. It is a fairly long work. There are 1075 sutras accommodated in 96 khaṇdas or  sections, which are contained in 6 adhyāyas or chapters.
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The Śāñkhāyana Gṛhyasutras belongs to the [[Ṛgveda]]. It is a fairly long work. There are 1075 sutras accommodated in 96 khaṇdas or  sections, which are contained in 6 adhyāyas or chapters.
  
 
==Content of Śāñkhāyana Gṛhyasutras==
 
==Content of Śāñkhāyana Gṛhyasutras==
 
The contents may be briefly summarized as follows:
 
The contents may be briefly summarized as follows:
* Sacrifices like the pākayajñas and the Darśapurṇamāsa
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* Sacrifices like the pākayajñas and the [[Darśapurṇamāsa]]
* Details of the sanskāras or sacraments like vivāha,<ref>Vivāha means marriage.</ref> puisavana, jātakarma, upanayana, upākarma and so on
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* Details of the sanskāras or sacraments like [[vivāha]],<ref>[[Vivāha]] means marriage.</ref> puisavana, [[jātakarma]], upanayana, upā[[karma]] and so on
* Duties of a snātaka<ref>Snātaka is the one who has completed his Vedic education.</ref>
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* Duties of a [[snātaka]]<ref>[[Snātaka]] is the one who has completed his Vedic education.</ref>
* Building a house and the rituals connected with entering it called as gṛhapraveśa
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* Building a [[house]] and the rituals connected with entering it called as gṛhapraveśa
 
* Śrāddhas or obsequial rites
 
* Śrāddhas or obsequial rites
 
* Pilgrimage and Vedic sacrificial fire
 
* Pilgrimage and Vedic sacrificial fire
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==References==
 
==References==
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
  
 
[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]
 
[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]

Latest revision as of 16:43, 19 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Sankhayana Grhyasutras, ZAJkhAyana Grhyasutras, shaaykhaayana Grhyasutras


Significance of Gṛhyasutras

The Gṛhyasutras are a subsidiary of the Vedānga known as the Kalpasutras. They deal primarily with the rites connected with the home and family-life.

Origin of Śāñkhāyana Gṛhyasutras

The Śāñkhāyana Gṛhyasutras belongs to the Ṛgveda. It is a fairly long work. There are 1075 sutras accommodated in 96 khaṇdas or sections, which are contained in 6 adhyāyas or chapters.

Content of Śāñkhāyana Gṛhyasutras

The contents may be briefly summarized as follows:

  • Sacrifices like the pākayajñas and the Darśapurṇamāsa
  • Details of the sanskāras or sacraments like vivāha,[1] puisavana, jātakarma, upanayana, upākarma and so on
  • Duties of a snātaka[2]
  • Building a house and the rituals connected with entering it called as gṛhapraveśa
  • Śrāddhas or obsequial rites
  • Pilgrimage and Vedic sacrificial fire
  • Consecration of wells, ponds, tanks and gardens
  • Prāyaścittas or expiations

For details of these subjects, see under the respective titles.


References

  1. Vivāha means marriage.
  2. Snātaka is the one who has completed his Vedic education.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore