Yajur Veda:  Pratah  Sandhya Vandanam


Prayaschitta Arghyam

Procedure  Notes

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  1. Left hand is kept on the right thigh and then covering it with right palm. Then words conveying our intention is recited as under.
  2. Sri Bhagavadajnaya Sriman NArayana Prithyartham
    Pratah Sandhyam kaalaatiita praayashchittaarthaM turiiya arghyapradaanaM karishhye


  • arghyapradaana mantrasya saandiipanii R^ishhiH    (head)
  • devi gayathri chhandaH   (nose)
  • savitaa devataa    (chest)
  • turiiya arghyapradaane viniyogaH


  1. Stand erect holding tumbler in the left hand between thumb and first finger.
  2. Hold both palms together, separating the thumb of the right hand from rest of fingers.
  3. Take water in both palms - holding palms at the level of the face.
  4. Recite mantra verbally - throw the water up in the air, looking at the sun, while doing so the heels of both legs should be raised. (That is arghyam is offered standing on toes). Offer 1 arghyam 
    Om Bhu | Om Bhuvah | Om suvah | Om Mahah | Om janah | Om tapah | Om Satyam | Om tatsavitur vareniyam bhargo devasya dhimahi diyo yo nah prachodyat | Om Bhu | Om Bhuvah | Om suvah | Om Mahah | Om janah | Om tapah | Om Satyam ||
  5. Water should be taken in right hand palm and thrown around the head clockwise reciting Om bhuurbhuvassuvaH 
  6. Turn around clockwise, saluting the sun with anjali mudra reciting asavAdithyoh BrahmA

Mantra 2/3                        Mantra 4

            Mantra  5                       Mantra 6                


Prayaschita Arghyam Notes
  • This Arghyam is given as a token of apology for any delay..
  • For detailed notes see Arghyam