The Apastambīya Dharma-sūtra forms part of an enormous Kalpa-sūtra or In the case of the Āpastamba Dharma-sūtra it is, however, not necessary to rely on. The Apastamba Dharma and Grihya Sutras or Apastamba Sutras, are one of the many Dharma Sutras of India. They were followed mostly in South India. श् मात् नमःINTRODUCTION TO THE GRIHYA-SUTRAS We begin our discussion on Grihya Sutras which are coined with a name that life style i.

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We do not accept donations. Ssutra this ‘perfection’ is has been declared in Sutras 7, 8. Haradatta comments that if he is healthy he shall bathe three times a day — morning, midday, and evening from the time of initiation.

It may be added that a not inconsiderable period must have elapsed after the conquest of the south, before the Aryan civilisation had so far taken root in the conquered territory, that, in its turn, it could apastmba a centre of Brahmanical activity, and that it could produce new Vedic schools. II, 1, 8; see also Weber, Ind.

Student at school, dress and cleanliness, residency, code of conduct, food, social classes, general rules, conduct towards teacher and teacher’s family, end of school. Likewise the professional messenger employed by a king or others A teacher also, who neglects the instruction of his pupildoes no longer remain a teacher.

Haradatta mentions other explanations of this Sutra. If his teacher and his teacher’s teacher meet, he shall embrace the feet of his teacher’s teacher, and then show his desire to do the same to his teacher. If he sees a rainbow, he must not say to others, ‘Here is Indra’s bow.


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We promote tolerance and the highest ideals reflected in these cultures. He shall not sip water from a natural cleft in the ground. He may likewise study or teach in the presence of apastambz teacher, if [the latter] has addressed him [saying], ‘Ho, study!

One shall walk behind, if he walks.

The Apastamba Sutras – Prasna I

An example of this [follows, Sutra 6]: After having performed the Upakarma for studying the Veda on the full moon of the month Sravana [July- August], he shall for one month not study in the evening. All Rights are reserved. Nor on a seat that stands more firmly fixed on the ground than that of his teacher10 Kautsa declares, that it is he who is holy.

Sutta Vedas are therefore the root authority in matters of dharma and adharma.

Some declare, that he shall study for four months and a half. Now follow [some rites and] rules that have been declared in the Brahmanas. Adi Shankaracharya saw the philosophical teachings mentioned in this chapter as important sytra that he references it in his Brahma Sutra Bhashya, and he wrote a commentary on it, the Adhyatma Patala Bhashya.

The disciples between themselves have the relationship of “guru-brothers. VIII,where corporal punishment is permitted. That is to say the Agnihotra, hospitality, 1 2.

Some [declare, that he shall do so] twice.


The same monarch informs us also that he conquered the province of Kalinga Orissa and annexed it to his kingdom, and his remarks on the condition of the province show that it was thoroughly imbued with the Aryan civilisation. Nor shall he sit or lie on a couch or seat which is used by his teacher.

Nor pungent condiments, salt, honey, or meat. To take even these things in too great a quantity is sinful. Each of the three apastzmba a Vedic school, and each of their schools produced a collection of literature within the Krishna Zutra tradition, one that included separate Kalpasutra compilations. Now sufra will enumerate the faults which tend to destroy the creatures. But it is not [permissible to infer the former existence of a [Vedic] passage in cases where pleasure is obtained [by following a rule of the Smrti or a custom].

A person desirous of strength in his eleventh year, Even if he be a Guru of his teacher. He shall usually enter the village and leave it by the eastern or the northern gate.

This inscription is, to judge from the characters, thirteen to fourteen hundred years old, and on this account a very important witness for the early existence of the Apastamblyas in Southern India.