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The following are the Morning / Evening Vedic and Sanskrit Chants as followed in Ramana Ashram and I believe Bhagwan did give an outline for the same and others added some later .  I once asked David Godman about this but he could not give me the proper answer to its background .
If there is any changes in the list , I will make it .

Ramana Ashram Morning Vedic and Sanskrit Chants at 8 a.m


1) Sri Ramna Chatvarimshat
2) Sri Arunachla Pancharatnam
3) Sri Taittriya Upanishad ( Sikisha /Anand /Bhrigu Valli )
4) Sri Suktam
5)Maha Narayana Upanishad ( some portions )

Ramana Ashram Evening Vedic & Sanskrit Chants at 5 p.m

1)Dakshinamurti Stotram
2) Sri Rudram
3) Chamakam
4) Purusha Suktam , Narayana Suktam,Durga Suktam
5) Mantra Pushpam .
 6)Upadesa Saram
7) Nakarmana

I have updated the list to make some changes after seeing the final version from the book "The Veda Parayana At Sri RamanaAshram - An English  Translation  .

According to this book :
1) In Sri Bhgawan's lifetime , Vedic Chanting/Veda Parayana  was held twice a day morning and evening , lasting about 40 mts on each occasion , and this is still continued .
2) This with the Puja which follows it is  the only ritual which was or is generally attended at the Ashram .
3) It was an hour of tremendous silence when he sat immobile as though carved in rock . He never allowed anything to interrupt it .
4) When asked whether people should learn the meaning ,so as to follow it , he said no : It was sufficient that the chanting served as a support for meditation .
5) Despite this , it is also true , however , that the portions used for chanting were carefully chosen and approved by Sri Bhgawan Himself .
6) Nothing has been deleted from them since Sri Bhagwan's  lifetime and only one item added .That is Sri Dakshinamurti Stotra which , mainly on the request of the late Major Chadwick ( Sadhu Arunachala ) is now used as the opening hymn before the evening chant .
7) Technically in the past even listening to the Chanting of Vedas is supposed to made available only to Brahmins , but this prohibition was abrogated by Sri Bhagwan .

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Ashrams / Re: went to Sri Ramasramam.
« on: June 23, 2014, 02:14:17 PM »
Dear Kskat

Satsanga is the best option for a spiritual aspirant and the following verse from Adi Shankara's Bhaja Govindam illustrates how by being in Satsanga one can slowly evolve to Jiva Mukthi .

Satsangatve Nissangatvam

Nissangatve Nirmohatvam

Nirmoatvam Nishchalattvam

Nishcalattvam Jiivanmuktih


From Satsangha, comes non-attachment; from non-attachment comes freedom from delusion, which leads to self-settlement. From self-settlement comes Jivan Mukti (liberation).

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Tripura Rahasya and other ancient works / Re: The Vedas
« on: June 23, 2014, 01:10:42 PM »
The following are the Morning / Evening Vedic and Sanskrit Chants as followed in Ramana Ashram and I believe Bhagwan did give an outline for the same and others added some later .  I once asked David Godman about this but he could not give me the proper answer to its background .
If there is any changes in the list , I will make it .

Ramana Ashram Morning Vedic and Sanskrit Chants at 8 a.m

1) Sri Ramna Chatvarimshat
2) Sri Arunachla Pancharatnam
3) Sri Taittriya Upanishad ( Sikisha /Anand /Bhrigu Valli )
4) Sri Suktam
5)Maha Narayana Upanishad ( some portions )

Ramana Ashram Evening Vedic & Sanskrit Chants at 5 p.m

1)Dakshinamurti Stotram
2) Sri Rudram
3) Chamakam
4) Purusha Suktam , Narayana Suktam,Durga Suktam
5) Mantra Pushpam .
 6)Upadesa Saram
7) Nakarmana

I have updated the list to make some changes after seeing the final version from the book "The Veda Parayana At Sri RamanaAshram - An English  Translation  .

According to this book :
1) In Sri Bhgawan's lifetime , Vedic Chanting/Veda Parayana  was held twice a day morning and evening , lasting about 40 mts on each occasion , and this is still continued .
2) This with the Puja which follows it is  the only ritual which was or is generally attended at the Ashram .
3) It was an hour of tremendous silence when he sat immobile as though carved in rock . He never allowed anything to interrupt it .
4) When asked whether people should learn the meaning ,so as to follow it , he said no : It was sufficient that the chanting served as a support for meditation .
5) Despite this , it is also true , however , that the portions used for chanting were carefully chosen and approved by Sri Bhgawan Himself .
6) Nothing has been deleted from them since Sri Bhagwan's  lifetime and only one item added .That is Sri Dakshinamurti Stotra which , mainly on the request of the late Major Chadwick ( Sadhu Arunachala ) is now used as the opening hymn before the evening chant .
7) Technically in the past even listening to the Chanting of Vedas is supposed to made available only to Brahmins , but this prohibition was abrogated by Sri Bhagwan .

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Tripura Rahasya and other ancient works / Re: The Vedas
« on: June 23, 2014, 12:48:37 PM »
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Vedic chants are powerful aid to self enquiry. I daily play vedas at morning 8 AM in CD to create a Sri Ramasramam environment.

That is the best way to develop a stasangha at home and be in sync with the activities at SriRamanashramam even though you may be hundreds of miles away from Thiruvanamalai . Either one can follow the Morning / Evening Veda Parayana or the Evening Tamil Parayana . I try to follow to  my best the Monday , Sat Tamil Parayana at home at the same time as it is being chanted at Sri Ramana Ashramam .

This is the current daily activity schedule .If someone can follow one of these schedules daily at 8 a.m, 5 p.m /6.30 p.m then it would be great . More ideal is if someone can follow all the 3 schedules at the same time in heir homes .

Daily Schedule

6:45am: Milk Offering/breakfast         

8am:      Vedaparayana


10am:    Morning Puja

11:30:    Lunch

4pm:      Tea

4pm:      Group Reading (Tamil)

4:30:     Group Reading (English)

5pm:     Vedaparayana


6:15:      Evening Puja

6:30:     Tamil Parayana


7:30:     Evening Meal

9pm:    Samadhi Hall Closes

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General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: June 22, 2014, 04:49:10 PM »

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General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: June 19, 2014, 02:18:28 PM »

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General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: June 18, 2014, 01:28:16 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: June 18, 2014, 01:25:14 PM »

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General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: June 14, 2014, 10:10:23 PM »

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General topics / Re: Kanchi Maha Swami's 121st Jayanti - 12.06.2014.
« on: June 12, 2014, 11:01:12 AM »
Sankara TV?s Periyava Jayanthi Coverage on June 12, 2014

http://mahaperiyavaa.wordpress.com/2014/06/11/sankara-tvs-periyava-jayanthi-coverage-on-june-12-2014/
Sankara TV is providing much longer coverage of Periyava Jayanthi events on Thu 12 June 2014 .

    5 AM to 6.30 AM ? Special Program on Mahaperiyava
    11.30 AM to 12.30 PM ? Live Coverage from Kanchi Matam
    5PM to 7 PM ? Live from Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore

Please note these timings and do not miss this great opportunity. Particularly, for outsiders, elders who could not go to Kanchipuram this will be a great blessing to see the whole event from your living room.

Thank you Sankara TV!

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: June 11, 2014, 02:52:21 PM »

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General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: June 10, 2014, 11:40:05 PM »
When Vedic rites are performed in a spirit of dedication to Isvara they will loosen your ties little by little, instead of keeping you bound to this world. If you perform rites to please the Lord, without expecting any reward, your mind will be cleansed and you will transcend the three gunas. This is the meaning and purpose of "yajna".

Kanchi Paramacharya

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: June 09, 2014, 01:55:33 PM »
Prof Krishnamurti Aiyer, an enlightened professor of physics said about Bhagavan:

" I observed the personal habits of Bhagavan and tried to follow his example. One noticed in Bhagavan's daily life, personal

cleanliness, tidiness of dress, habitual wearing of vibhuti and kumkum on the forehead; equal sharing of all enjoyments with those

around one; strict adherence to a time schedule; doing useful work however 'low' it be; never leaving a work unfinished; the pursuit of

perfection in every action; ... never considering oneself superior to others; speaking the truth always, or strict silence if the

expression of a truth would hurt or lower the reputation of others; perfect self-help, never asking another to do a piece of work which

can be done by oneself; taking full responsibility for failure, if any, without shifting the blame on others; accepting success and

failure with equanimity; never disturbing the peace of another; leaving the leaf-plate or plate clean after eating; complete non-

interference in the affairs of others..."

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General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: June 09, 2014, 10:52:03 AM »

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General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: June 08, 2014, 10:42:42 AM »
To start with, we must perform the rites prescribed by the Vedas. But in this there must be the realisation that they are but steps leading us to the higher state in which we will ultimately find bliss in our Self, a state in which there will be neither rites nor duties to perform.- Kanchi Paramacharya

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