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By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Sandhya, SandhyA, Sandhyaa

Sandhyā literally means ‘junction of day and night’.

Sandhyā as Religious Rite

The religious rite to be performed at dawn and dusk by the dvijas, the ‘twice- born’, brāhmaṇas, kṣattriyas and vaiśyas is called as sandhyā or sandhyāvandana.

Sandhyā, Denotation for Time

The word is also used to indicate the intervening period between two yugas.


  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore