Subhash Gupta: Swami ji parnam, Is there any vedic mantra to remember our Guru Ji before starting daily havan.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Your firm decision to remember your guru before starting havan makes you able to remember him. However, Yajurveda mantra 19/39. can be recited.


MEANING – vidwanon aur vidushiyon ka yahi mukhya karya hai ki – ve putron aur putrioin ko brahamcharya tatha sushiksha se unhein vidwan aur vidushee evam susheel sada banayein.

SPR: Respected Swami Ramswarpji, I read your article on Duties of Husband and Wife, Posted on 28 September 2008. I am a brahmin girl from the South, hailing from an orthodox closely knit family. I lost my father and have a widow mother , I have no brothers or sisters and have got married now. The article clearly talks about the duties of a wife vis a vis her husband and his family. What are the duties of a girl in my situation and her husband towards the widow mother/mother in law? If my husband is not protective of my mother what are my duties then? Please guide me. With respects and pranam
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you, my daughter.

Because the widow does not have her husband’s son and other nearest relatives to look after her, then certainly it is your duty as well as of your husband to look after your mother, to be discharged with full faith and devotion because at this juncture, this duty devolves on you to look after the elders. So, now it is your duty to mold your husband with full love and affection to explain to him the helplessness of your mother and I am sure, he will cooperate with you. This is pious/auspicious deed and pious result will be awarded by God to you both.

I may tell you that this is according to Vedas. On the other hand, if your helpless mother is left alone then hundred percent sin will have to be borne by both of you, the husband being life-partner.

GRV: Swamiji pranoms to ur lotus feet. kindly let me know the crenation mantra i am a brahmin to perform this cremations to hindus freely not taking any amount to perform kindly send mantras or mp3 or classes online i will pay to u or to ashram
Swami Ram Swarup: You’re requested to send your postal address to enable me to send you the method of performing cremation by post.