Ripal: Namaste, Thank you very much Swamiji. For Gayatri Havan, is there any particular date (or any date) for the year 2016-17?
Swami Ram Swarup: Namasteji. You are welcome, please. Agnihotra with Gayatri mantra is performed daily, both times for whole of life, please. As regards days, every day is pious day being created by purest God.
All the days, week, month, years, minutes, seconds have been created by God and thus are always pious. Regarding the philosophy of deeds, Vedas tell that we have come here to face the previous lives’ deeds (good or bad) according to Rigveda mantra 10/135/1,2 and we have to face the said deeds in the shape of pleasure and pain respectively. So, the days are not concerned with auspiciousness or bad omens. If we do pious deeds today then one day we will enjoy pleasure and if we do bad deeds then in the future on any day we will have to face sorrows awarded by God. So, the day becomes full of pleasure or full of sorrows when we face our deeds as said above. So days are never good or bad but always pious and gifted. So days are never good or bad, but always pious and gifted to us by God to always do pious deeds to enjoy life.
Also the days, nights and times are never ashubh (unfortunate) being created by the purest God. only deeds done by us are bad or good. And based on the previous lives’ deeds we have to face the result thereof accordingly on one particular day and time. So days are not good or bad. It is our own deeds done by us which are bad or good.
So one can enter at one’s own convenience or suitability in his newly constructed house, shop etc., or start any pious work at any time. However, one should perform havan with Ved mantras before ensuing any of those works. It does not depends on any name and date of birth etc. because it is not mentioned in Vedas. We must be always away from blind faith.
Umesh: Can you please send me the authentic Valmiki Ramayana few people still claims the injustice against mata sita and original 10000 shlokas of mahbharat with translation of sanskrit into Hindi or English. What will be the cost for both and I stay in Telangana(Vanasthalipuram) is it possible to get delivered here?
Swami Ram Swarup: Both the authentic books can be obtained from M/S Vijay Kumar Hassanand, Nai Sadak, Delhi-110006. The website of M/S Vijay Kumar Hassanand is – www.vedicbooks.com