It is a time-honoured practice in Indian tradition to commence any worthwhile undertaking with a maṅgalācaraṅam. Literally the word maṅgalācaraṅam means ‘doing something good’ or ‘doing something for the sake of good’. In this context, it means both.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT BombayCell for Indian Science and Technology in SanskritPowaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of MadrasChennaiIndia

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