Q.17. What are the restrictions on Upasana during the inauspicious days (birth or death in family etc.) ?
Ans. On such occasions, although regular chanting of Mantra with rosary and standard rituals are forbidden, mental Jap and meditation may be done. The objective is two-fold. On the one hand, it protects the devotee from mental and physical exertion, On the other, a quarantine (Sootak) has to follow this rule. Members of such families should avoid touching the idols of the deity, rosary, implements of Sadhana etc. and do only mental recitations of the Mantra.