The Apastambīya Dharma-sūtra forms part of an enormous Kalpa-sūtra or In the case of the Āpastamba Dharma-sūtra it is, however, not necessary to rely on. The Apastamba Dharma and Grihya Sutras or Apastamba Sutras, are one of the many Dharma Sutras of India. They were followed mostly in South India. श् मात् नमःINTRODUCTION TO THE GRIHYA-SUTRAS We begin our discussion on Grihya Sutras which are coined with a name that life style i.

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He shall behave to his teacher’s son [who is superior to himself in learning or years] as to his teacher, but not eat the residue of his food.

The Apastamba Sutras – Prasna I

But he may discharge urine on his own shadow. Nor shall he blow on fire with his breath. The verses from a work entitled Maharnava, which are quoted there, state that India, is divided into two equal halves by the river Narmada and that the school of Apastamba prevails in the southern half ver.

And he shall not employ him for his own purposes to the detriment of his studies, except in times of distress. Manu II, 63, and Taitt. Others think, that by Apastambx, the Samhita and the Brahmana are meant, and that the study of the Ahgas is permitted.

Introduction to the Apastamba Sutras

Harita declares, that the [whole] Veda must be studied under a vow of obedience until there is no doubt [regarding it in the mind of the student]. And at other times he shall be attentive to the business of his teacher. Prati piirusam sahkhydya samvatsardn ydvanto-anupetdh syuh 1 1 7 1 1 1.

And the husband to the student’s teacher. And pupils older than their teacher need not show him obedience. The syllable ‘Om’ is the door of heaven. He frequently quotes the opinions of several predecessors whom he designates by the general expressions anyah or aparah, i. Acts tending to the acquisition of merit are here — collecting sacred fuel, Kusa grass, and flowers for worship. The first twenty-four of these teach the performance of the so-called Srauta ritual or Vaitanika sacrifices, for which several sacred fires are required, beginning with the simplest rites, the new and full moon offerings, and ending with the complicated Sattras or sacrificial sessions, which last a whole year or even longer.


Yajus- pavitra is the Taitt. Or [he may study] having eaten clarified butter [after the attack of vomiting]. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Self-controlled agldmsnuh II 22 II If the pupil is on a journey, he shall throw 42 a part of the alms into the fire and eat the remainder.


Some declare, that, upon the death of the teacher, [the reading should be interrupted] for three days and three nights. II, 11, 29, dutra, ‘The knowledge which Sudras and women possess, is the completion of all study,’ and ‘they declare that this knowledge is a supplement of the Atharva-veda.

Let him initiate a person desirous of excellence in sacred learning in his seventh year, 21 All of this writing has apastamva sourced from Srimatham. Other commentators interpret the Sutra in a different sense. And if outcasts have entered the village, he shall not study on that day. Or a quarter less i. Now of one who rises before [the teacher] and goes to rest later, they say that he does not sleep.

And one shall not stretch out the feet towards him. Within the sight of his [teacher or teacher’s relations] he shall do none of those [actions, as putting on a garland], nor cause them to be done. If one is in the presence of both his guru and his guru’s guru parama-guru then all the protocol of respect should be paid to the parama-guru and not apaxtamba the guru. The gist of this sutra is that bathing, which is normally done in a river or sutr place should be done with restraint and not cause irritation to others using the same ghat for bathing and washing clothes etc.

Email required Address never made public. And if women of the three castes mentioned have been slain the same composition must be paid. If the age apastamna several persons whom one meets is exactly known, one must salute the eldest first.


The initiated one shall dwell as a Brahmacarin in the house of the teacher, Manu 2: We promote tolerance and the highest ideals reflected in these cultures. Some declare, [that one shall not approach nearer] than the length of an arrow.

It will, then, probably become apparent that the origin of these sects reaches back far beyond the rise of Buddhism and Jainism. All living creatures are the dwelling of him who lies enveloped in matter, who is immortal and who is spotless. Featured Article 1 2 3 4. He shall not void excrements with his shoes on, nor on a ploughed field, nor on a path, nor in water.

And he shall not address the teacherwhilst he himself is in a reclining position. A bowstring should be the girdle of a Kshatriya, Though little apastmaba known regarding the history of the Vedic texts, still it happens that we possess some information regarding the texts in question.

The Apastamba Sutras – Prasna I. And certainly they were intimately connected with the revealed texts [ie. In the same manner as for the first dereliction [of the initiation, a penance of] two months [was] prescribed, so [they shall do penance for] one year.

The Apastamba Sutras – Prasna I

On the other occasions mentioned he shall not study on the day preceding the ceremonyon the day of the ceremonynor on the day following it. Aoastamba, if it is soiled by unclean things, he shall clean it with earth or waterin a place where apastqmba is not seen by a Guru. Likewise red garlic, onions, and leeks, 26 He shall not beg for his own sake alone. Some teachers declarethat he does not fall by having connection with any other married female except his teacher’s wife.

The conclusion of the passage from that [Vajasaneyi Brahmana is found] in another sakha [of the Veda].