Harvey: Swamiji, can you tell me what is the appropriate age for a new born baby boy to have Mundan ie Shave the head hair? I heard we do mundan in 6 weeks but I would like to know what Vedas or other scriptures say or what’s the right reason/time to do Mundan? Thank You.
Swami Ram Swarup: Mundan’s age is after completion of second year i.e., three plus. At this stage, the two cerebral hemispheres get attached and skull becomes strong to bear small strokes etc. At this stage, teething process begins and the child faces heat within body and in head. So, this is appropriate time to do the function of mundan ceremony.
Md. Mahmud Miah: What steps are being taken to protect endangered animals in India?
Swami Ram Swarup: It is the duty of forest department under government of India to take adequate steps to protect endangered animals in India. On the basis of newspaper reporting, I can very well state that serious steps are not been taken and public is suffering a lot.
R: I want my husband to get transfer to the place I am staying. Can I recite any shaloka?
Swami Ram Swarup: At an appropriate time, God helps and good desires are fulfilled. So, please do agnihotra daily and pray to God to fulfill your desire. If agnihotra is not possible then first start praying to God, both times.
Raju: Namaste swamiji. Shukriya for replying to my mail. I am not based in india and from your reply you stated you will guide me on spiritual path. Can you pls let me know how I can get the reading materials?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. You are welcome, please. Spiritual English material in the form of the following books can be sent to you on receipt of your postal address, please. Audio and video Cds in Hindi containing pravachan and bhajans are also available. List of books is available in the publications section.
Dilip Majithia: Thank you Swamiji for replying to my question. I am in Tanzania East Africa and it is not possible for me to come to India at this stage to learn Yajyen or naam jaap. Any guidance you can provide by mail would be appreciated.
Swami Ram Swarup: I am sorry, I did not know that you are far away from India. I shall try to make a CD giving detailed guidance about name jaap and Yajyen. Please, send your postal address to dispatch the CDs to you. List of books are available on Vedmandir.com to enable you to enter into Vedas’ knowledge. My blessings to you.
Laxman Singh: I want to learn pooja mantar.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. The process of worship or knowledge of mantra jaap of Almighty God is given personally by an acharya, please. So, please try to make contact with an acharya, locally because I am away and I can’t teach you. If you are sardarji, I would advise you to go to the respected granthi to be enlightened.
S: When my parents showed my horoscope to the astrologer they said that I have seva dosha and my prospect has some other dosham and so we will not have good married life. They also said that I we will get separated after marriage and my prospectr may also die.
Swami Ram Swarup: If the boy is earning well, educated and you can spend your life to look after the boy and to maintain your husband’s house properly, to spend long, happy life and the boy is also capable to take your care properly then you both may solemnize marriage. As regards, other problem quoted by you- Match should be fixed based on the good qualities of both sides. As per Vedas, it has no concern with seva dosh,teva, nadi dosh or manglik etc. Actually, such matters are not even mentioned in Vedas.
Yogendra Damani: From the ancient Indian history could you please provide me instances of common women education and its format? We find many instances of royal woman education, but do please provide instances of very common woman education and the way of their formal or higher education.
Swami Ram Swarup: The study of ancient history like Mahabharat epic, Valmiki Ramayan and other Sanskrit Holy Granths reveals that that period was a Vedic period. Valmiki Ramayan states that there was not even a single house where daily agnihotra was not performed. Further, it is stated that there was no poor person and uneducated man/woman. So, example asked by you can’t be quoted please.