Grhya-Sutras — ASvalayana, Sankhayana and Kausltaki of Rgveda; Paraskara This is mostly because of the fact that Sanskrit is not learnt by most people and . WE begin our introductory remarks on the literature of the Grihya-sutras with the .. The third Adhyaya of Asvalayana’s Grihya-sutra begins in exactly the same. Asvalayana-Grihyasutra with Narayana’s commentary: Ed. by. V.S.S. Ranade into Ed. by Dr. Umesh Chandra Pandey, Chowkharriba Sanskrit series, Varanasi.

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II Offspring, religious rites, faithful service, highest conjugal happiness and heavenly bliss for one’s ancestors and oneself depend on one’s wife alone.

Let the Alvins decorate with a garland of lotuses. From ancient times, marriages have been arranged between families by the process of sending wooers to the house of the bride, going through the process of selecting her and in some cases with the exchange of gifts and money.

This they call sweeping together. Beginning with expiation, the going of brahmanas is equal to homas with all the spoons. A son from this marriage will bring purification to Grhya-Sotras of Rgveda I 31 ten descendants and ten ancestors on both sides. I must mention in this connection a point touched upon by Prof. Srutis are considered to be revealed texts.

With the fourth, let him behold her. Let the madhuparka not be without meat. Ramesh Nagar New Delhi – Phones: Indra and Prajapati went there speedily and gave gribya Jaya mantras to devas.



The following is the text of the Apastamba Grhya-Sutra which deals with vivctha samskara. Samnyasa is the stage when a person became totally detached from worldly goods and became immersed in his spiritual quest to attain moksa. With these verses she should offer fried grain without opening her hand as if she did so with a spoon srk. But, in course of time, the Sutras went out of use and became unintelligible. Vivaha and antyesti are samskaras of the householder.

Most of the mantras can be traced to the 10 th Mandala of Rgveda and the 14 th Kanda of Atharvaveda. This list varies from source to source. Some say with the verse, “O water God”. Vivaha represents the journey of the bride to her husband’s house to become a partner in the stage of grhasthasrama of her husband. Pouring curds in the remnants of ajya, a woman with a son says, “I worship Jatharagni who is the VaiSvanara who churns the curds, who decorates our mouths with Vidya and long life”.

Apastamba Grihya Sutra (Original Sanskrit Text)

Twenty-second Section flf TfiT: Then he summons the players, makes the sound of lutes resound. Apastamba in his Grhya-Sutra mentions that the tradition prevailing in the area is to be followed.

Our names are united. Many of the Oriental research institutes around India and manuscript libraries are collecting and preserving the texts in different forms. Please read our Privacy Policy for details. IRII When three nights have elapsed, he makes offerings of cooked food. If from a gambling place, they will be addicted to gambling. May Savitri protect your suckling sons. It appears that the main ritual was panigrahana which means holding of hands.


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Grihya Sutras, Part 1 (SBE29) Index

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Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts. Different commentaries on Grhya-Sutras have led to the establishment of prayogas, paddhatis and karikas which explain the rituals and grihua contexts elaborately.

Grhya-Sutras belonging to different Vedas generally are similar in content. Asvalayaha, yajnas, veda vratas except godana and atmagunakas began to be excluded, as time went by, from the list of samskaras leaving sixteen samskaras. Marriage was considered to be a religious obligation for a Hindu.

And in the same way, thrice.

A Note on translations:

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