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Dharma of Brahmins

1. All Brahmins have to understand their Dharma and follow it to the best of their ability.

2. A Brahmin should not sleep at dawn and dusk

3. We should definitely do ‘Sandhya Vandhanam’ which is a daily  ritual

4. Men should  do rituals wearing a white dhothi and white upper cloth.They should not wear coloured cloth at that time

5. Ladies should not chant Veda Manthras

6. When doing rituals, men should wear Pancha Kacham and Uthareeyam

7. Married Women when they light the lamp  should wear 9 yards Sari(madi saar)

8. The  cloth, slippers, meals plate, bed  and garland  worn by a person should not be used by others.

9. Except  at times when after death rituals dictate wearing wet cloths, it should not be worn.

10. No lady should  keep the tip of her hair not tied unless the priest tell.

11. Every individual should keep a separate water pot

12. All rituals should be done on land never upstairs

13. There are  two types of Karmas  -Nithya (daily) and Naimithika( due to some reason)

14. If we do not do sandhya vandhanam, it is a sin

15. If a person does not do Sandhya Vandanam , all the other rituals he does , does not have any use.

16. Sradha should be performed bysons individually

17. While  performing any ritual , in the middle you should not talk

18. The Sradha  of Father  and mother  should be done as per rules

19. From childhood,  children should  be taught  rules of religion   as well as rituals of day today life

20. We should avoid living a life of Luxury

21. No ritual would give results without  our physical involvement

22. We have to follow   our Dharma   and protect it

23. From the temple   we should not bring Prasada   except things like  sacred ash, kumkum, Thulasi   and Vilwa leaf

24. Grahasthas  should do Oupasana  atleast in two pakshas   of the year.They should do Sthaleepaka  on Prathama

25. Since we are descendents of sages, we  should follow  the smrithis found out by them

26. We  do not have power  to alter  Sruthi  or Sastra

  1. Dharma sastras are thereseparately for   men, women  , children  , sick people as  well those   who are not Brahmins,

28. Our religion prohibits   Divorce of men and women  under all circumstances

29. If a man realizes that   the wife he has married as per Dharma has a defect or disease , the person can marry again but look after her in his home.

  1. After doing after death ritesof mother and father  or observing ten day  taint for our Dhayadhi(Paternal relations) , men should shave  on the tenth day.

31. The rituals  as per sasthras  can only be done  at the ground floors

32. Only after  she shaves  the head after  her husband dies, the death traint of her husband leaves her.When they are like this   they are prohibited from going to temple, chant manthras etc

  1. Crematinga  dead body of orphan  , worshipping Shiva linga  which has no body to worship it and helping the poor   and blind destroys all the sins you might have committed

34. Any house where  no sound of chanting of Vedas are heard  . where  no rituals are performed and which is not  visited by Vedic Scholars  is equal to cremation ground

  1. If we wash the cloths after bath and dry itand wearit next day, only Nithya  Karmas can be performed

36. For other Karmas specially Sradha , we have to take bath , wash cloth  , dry it and wear the same day

37. A dried cloth which has  seen two suns., should not be used  for  doing Karmas

38. We should never find fault  with those   who have learnt Vedas

39. Gas stove should not be used  for rituals

40. WE should understand the ritual we are doing and perform it with full faith  and attention

  1. The priests should learn DharmaSastras   well and then only help in conducting it

42. When a priest  gets done a ritual against Dharma Sastras , the sin would come to him via DAkshina which they take

43. A person only doing Nithya Karmas  is better  than those who learn   Vedas and Sastras but never  use it.

Thanking Shri PR Ramachander for this post.

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