Showing posts with label Akhand. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Akhand. Show all posts

Hinduism And Hindu Theology - What Is An Akhand?

An “unbroken recitation” is called an Akhand. Individuals may conduct such recitations for their personal advantage or pay someone else to do it for them. 

  • The advantages of this activity are said to stem from the holy text's perceived potency. 
  • The recitation may be conducted as a pious deed or as part of a festival observance. 
  • It may also be used as a last option in times of grave crises or as a religious act after a death in the family. 

The Ramcharitmanas, a sixteenth-century poet-saint Tulsidas' rendition of the Ramayana, is one of the works often repeated without interruption. 

The Adigranth is performed in the Sikh community.

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