Of these sutra-s, it is Apastamba’s sutra-s which are most widely in practice in Tamil Nadu, Andhra and (some parts of) Maharashtra. These sutra-s are arranged. Āpastamba Dharmasūtra is a Sanskrit text and one of the oldest Dharma-related texts of Hinduism that have survived into the modern age from the. Introduction to the electronic text of Âpastamba sutras reproduced from the Sacred Laws FOR all students of Sanskrit philology and Indian history Âpastamba’s.

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This rendering also is admissible, as the word para may mean either a ‘stranger’ or ‘heaven’, and upavasa, ‘dwelling’ or ‘fasting. Finally, he omits from 6 his list of the marriage-rites the Paisaca vivaha, where the bride is obtained apatsamba fraud; though it is reluctantly admitted by Baudhayana and other ancient teachers. A person who speaks in this manner, shows that he considers the holy ages during which the great saints saw with their mind’s eye the uncreated and eternal texts of the Veda to be past, and that all he claims is a thorough acquaintance with the scriptures which had been handed down to him.

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If the rules are transgressed, study drives out the knowledge of the Veda acquired already, from the [offender] and from his children.

II, 7, 17, 17 that the custom of pouring water into the hands of Brahmanas invited to a Sraddha prevails among the northerners, and he indicates thereby that he himself does not belong to the north of India.

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Apastambiya Mantra Prashna with Haradattha Bhashyam. If he is ordered [by his teacher], he shall on a journey ascend a carriage sansskrit him. The rule quoted by him is as follows: On the full moon of the month of Pausa [December- January], or under the constellation Rohini, one shall leave off studying the Veda.

The clearest case of this kind occurs in the chapter on Inheritance, where the treatment of the eldest son on the division of the estate by the father is discussed. It may also indicate that both authors drew from apaetamba common source. This rule holds good if no srotriyas Vedic scholars are near to give permission for hime to eat. The first sanction should be threatening, if this doesn’t work then the student should be made to fast or bathe in cold water, or if the student is still not corrected then he should be banished from the class for a certain time.

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Brahmanas mostly recite at the daily Brahma-yajna, a ‘Veda-offering,’ the first verse, which symbolically comprises the whole Veda. Apastamba-Samanya-Sutra or Yajnaparibhasa Sutra. Acamanam — sipping of water for purification.

For after the student has settled as a householder, he is ordered by the Veda, to perform the apasttamba rites.

Haradatta — 25 Apapatras are called those born from a high-caste mother and a low-caste father, such as washermen. If [the howl of] a wolf or of a solitary jackal [has been heard, he shall stop the reading] until he has slept. At the new creation of the world they become the seed.

With this remark may be compared Dr. Nor if worthy men [have come]. The Apastambiya Dharma-sutra forms part of an enormous Kalpa-sutra or body of aphorisms, which deals with the teaching of the Veda and of the ancient Rishis regarding the performance of sacrifices and the duties of the twice-born, and which, being chiefly based on the second of the four Vedas, the Yajur-veda in the Taittiriya recension, is primarily intended for the benefit of the Adhvaryu priests in whose families the study of the Yajur-veda is hereditary.

But apsatamba one is going to eat, one shall, though pure, twice sip water, twice wipe [the mouth], and once touch [the lips]. One shall rub the gums and the inner part of the lips [with the finger or with a twig] and then sip water.

The Apastamba-grihya-sutra

Again, in the above mentioned earlier grant of the Pallava king Nandivarman, there are forty-two students of the Apastamba-sutra among the sharers of the village of Udaya-candra-mangalam.

The housholder has duties towards his family and society and thus should not be staying away from his family for 2 whole months in order to continue his studies. Some declare, that post-graduate students who have returned home shall never shave, except if engaged in the initiation to a srauta sacrifice.


He also gives an entirely different explanation to the Sutra, which, according to some, means, ‘A student who learns the Veda shall not fast in order to obtain heaven’. For the third and the later centuries of our era the information regarding Southern India becomes fuller and fuller. We find that all the four Vedas are quoted or referred to.

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The natural and probably the right interpretation, however, is that rejected by Haradatta, ‘But he shall sip water after having come out [of the river or tank]. If that is dragged by the teacher, the student shall ascend it at his command. The initiated one shall dwell as a Brahmacarin in the house of the teacher, Manu 2: The authority [for Dharma] is the agreement of those who know the law.

As to the Vedanta, Apastamba does not mention the name of the school. Look Inside the Book. For [explicit] Vedic texts have greater force than custom from which [the existence of a permissive passage of the revelation] may be inferred. Haradatta remarks that in the case of the death of a person who is not a relation, it is customary to place at the distance of ‘one hundred bows’ a lamp and water- vessel, and to eat [beyond that distance].

If these rules are transgressed, the capacity for learning and the Veda sanwkrit him, etc. If [on sitting down] the wind blows from the student towards the guru, he shall change his place.