Nityakarma (Sanskrit: नित्यकर्म, romanizedNityakarma) refers to obligatory Vedic duties that are prescribed for daily practice in Hinduism.[1][2] Nityakarma is among the three ritual actions classified by the Mimamsa philosophy, along with nisiddhakarma and kamyakarma.[3] It is also featured in the Shaiva Siddhanta philosophy.[4]


According to Parasara, the six activities are regarded to be nityakarmas:[5]

See also


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  4. ^ Flood, Gavin; Flood, Professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion Gavin (July 2020). The Oxford History of Hinduism: Hindu Practice. Oxford University Press. p. 245. ISBN 978-0-19-873350-8.
  5. ^ Monier-Williams, Sir Monier (1891). Brāhmanism and Hindūism: Or, Religious Thought and Life in India, as Based on the Veda and Other Sacred Books of the Hindūs. J. Murray. p. 158. ISBN 978-81-7755-873-9.
  6. ^ Sinha, Jadunath (1 January 2016). Indian Philosophy Volume 1. Motilal Banarsidass. p. 872. ISBN 978-81-208-3651-8.
  7. ^ Uskokov, Aleksandar (22 September 2022). The Philosophy of the Brahma-sutra: An Introduction. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 104. ISBN 978-1-350-15003-4.
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