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Itikartavyatā literally means ‘mode of performing a duty’.
 
Itikartavyatā literally means ‘mode of performing a duty’.
  
Itikartavyatā is a technical term used in the Purvamimāmsā Sutras.<ref>Purvamimāmsā Sutras 11.2.8</ref> It answers the question as to how a thing is to be accomplished.
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It is a technical term used in the Purvamimāmsā Sutras.<ref>Purvamimāmsā Sutras 11.2.8</ref> and answers the question as to how a thing is to be accomplished.
  
 
When someone is hungry, he has to prepare food and eat it. For this he has to cook the raw rice which again needs the necessary vessels and fire using fuel sticks. Similarly, if a person wants to perform a Vedic sacrifice, he must be given detailed instructions. This is called ‘itikartavyatā’.
 
When someone is hungry, he has to prepare food and eat it. For this he has to cook the raw rice which again needs the necessary vessels and fire using fuel sticks. Similarly, if a person wants to perform a Vedic sacrifice, he must be given detailed instructions. This is called ‘itikartavyatā’.

Revision as of 04:05, 1 July 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Itikartavyata, ItikartavyatA, Itikartavyataa


Itikartavyatā literally means ‘mode of performing a duty’.

It is a technical term used in the Purvamimāmsā Sutras.[1] and answers the question as to how a thing is to be accomplished.

When someone is hungry, he has to prepare food and eat it. For this he has to cook the raw rice which again needs the necessary vessels and fire using fuel sticks. Similarly, if a person wants to perform a Vedic sacrifice, he must be given detailed instructions. This is called ‘itikartavyatā’.


References

  1. Purvamimāmsā Sutras 11.2.8
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore