Why is Santi-Mantra from the Isa-UpaNiSad Recited at every Pooja?

Every UpaNiSad begins with a Santi-Paath or Santi-Mantra, an introductory verse that is a Bhadra (भद्र)  (auspicious & noble)  invocation. Most of the Santi-Paath are intuitively bhadra: Lead us from falsehood to truth, Lead us from darkness to light, Lead us from death to immortality – Santi-Paath of the Brihad-Aranyaka-UpaNiSad May we all be protected, […]

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