just an addition to your remark: the term brahmaghoṣa
(brahmaghoṣādimaṅgalair) is given in the śivaliṅgapratiṣṭhāvidhiḥ
of the Somaśambhupaddhati (Vo. 4, p.145, vers 188, Edition
Brunner). The recitation of the four Vedas is described in verses
153-157 (p. 126), Brunner remarks that there is no difference made
between the simultanous recitation of the Veda and vocal or
instrumental music, all being part of maṅgalaśabda.
Am 31.01.2014 12:59, schrieb Madhav Deshpande:
I don't know if there is a technical term for this
very common practice, which offers the reciters some rest.
Often collective recitation of the Vedas is called Vedaghoṣa
or Mantraghoṣa, the term ghoṣa suggesting a big sound.
Perhaps, this usage of ghoṣa is connected with modern
expressions like Marathi jayaghoṣa, a body of people shouting
someone's victory. Of course, this does not specifically
reflect any alternating recitation of the Vedic mantras.
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