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What is meant by Gruhyasutras?

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Asked by spandana k, 29 Jan '13 08:49 am
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The Grihyasutras deal with household ceremonies or other rites performed with the domestic fire (Agni) in daily life. As a rule, these ceremonies are not performed by priests but by the householder himself (see Ashram). The Grihyasutras instruct on both the household ceremonies and on sanskaras. They explain the ritual, the mantras used and the social aspects of the sanskaras.
Some of the important Grihyasutras are the Apastamba Grihyasutra, the Baudhayana Grihyasutra, the Ashvalayana Grihyasutra, the Sankhayana Grihyasutra, and the Gobhila Grihyasutra. The contents of all these texts are similar, with minor differences in the performance of the ceremonies, since the authors belonged to different schools of philosophy.
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The Grihyasutras deal with household ceremonies or other rites performed with the domestic fire (Agni) in daily life. As a rule, these ceremonies are not performed by priests but by the householder himself (see Ashram). The Grihyasutras instruct on both the household ceremonies and on sanskaras. They explain the ritual, the mantras used and the social aspects of the sanskaras.
Some of the important Grihyasutras are the Apastamba Grihyasutra, the Baudhayana Grihyasutra, the Ashvalayana Grihyasutra, the Sankhayana Grihyasutra, and the Gobhila Grihyasutra. The contents of all these texts are similar, with minor differences in the performance of the ceremonies, since the authors belonged to different schools of philosophy.
Answered by rajan, 29 Jan '13 09:01 am

 
  
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The Grihyasutras deal with household ceremonies or other rites performed with the domestic fire (Agni) in daily life. As a rule, these ceremonies are not performed by priests but by the householder himself (see Ashram). The Grihyasutras instruct on both the household ceremonies and on sanskaras. They explain the ritual, the mantras used and the social aspects of the sanskaras.
Some of the important Grihyasutras are the Apastamba Grihyasutra, the Baudhayana Grihyasutra, the Ashvalayana Grihyasutra, the Sankhayana Grihyasutra, and the Gobhila Grihyasutra. The contents of all these texts are similar, with minor differences in the performance of the ceremonies, since the authors belonged to different schools of philosophy.
Answered by iqbal seth, 29 Jan '13 08:54 am

 
  
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