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HINDU AT HOME

BEING

SKETCHES OF HINDU DAILY LIFE.

BY.
The Rev. J. E. PADFIELD, B. D.,

Missionary, C. M, S., Masulipatam.

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Ancestor-worship, in some form or other, is the
beginning, the middle, and the end of what

is known as the Hindu religion.
(Professor Bhattacharja, in Tagore Law Lecture.)

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THE HINDU Daily Round.

The motive for religious observances-Contrasted
with Christian motives-Divisions of a Brahmin's
life-Early morning observances-Prayers_from
the purānas-Teeth cleansing—The bath-Prayer
to the rivers-Sandyāvandanam-Achamanam-
Sankalpam - Sun worship-Pitrutarpanam-The
Gāyatri - Midday Sundyāvandanam - Dévatār-
chana—The kitchen its uses and contents-House-

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THE HINDU SACRED THREAD.

The Yajnopavitam a mark of being a dvija-
Quotation from Manu as to who may wear the
thread-Others besides the three higher castes
wear it-The goldsmith caste and its privileges-
Low caste men are not free to dress, or travel about

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THE HINDU SACRED MARKS.

Anglo-Indian lack of information on Hindu cus.
toms—The Pundrams not mentioned in the Vedas-
Sacred marks not now distinctive of caste-Hindus
divided into worshippers of Vishnu or Siva-
Brahma not worshipped–The three schools of
philosophy-Urdva Pundrams and Tiryak pun-
drams-On what parts of the body daubed-
Vaishnava marks—The materials with which
made-Their colour and shape-Rāmānujachārya-
Hostility of Rāmānujās to Saivas-Vadagalais and
Tengalais-Distinguished by shape of forehead
mark-Mode of putting on pundrams and the
mantrams which should be repeated-Madhyā-
chāryā and the Madhvas—Their peculiar marks-
The Siva marks, bow put on and with what materials
-Smārthas and Lingatbáris - Jangams—The dress-
ing case-Absolute necessity of putting on
marks-Coloured marks changed to white as a sign
of mourning-Women's marks—The seal in the
forehead mentioned in the Revelation

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THE HINDU TONSURE.

Peculiar modes of wearing the hair-Hindus
themselves often unable to give a reason for their
customs-Cutting off bair symbolical of casting off
sin-The Sikha, Cudimi, Zuttu-The Roman
Catholic tonsure-A Brahmin not a Brahmin with-

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