Although largely forgotten, Samithadhaanam is also a Nithya Karma (mandatory ritual) exclusive to Brahmacharins (celibate Brahmins) who have been invested with the sacred thread. It is to be performed twice a day, once after Praathah Sandhya (Morning Sandhyavandhanam) and Saayam Sandhya (Evening Sandhyavandhanam).
Brahmacharya is the vow of celibacy in thought, word and deed, by which one attains Self-realisation or reaches Brahman. It means control of not only the reproductive Indriya but also control of all senses in thought, word and deed. The door to Nirvana or perfection is complete Brahmacharya. Complete celibacy is the master-key to open the realms of elysian Bliss. The avenue to the abode of Supreme Peace begins from Brahmacharya or purity.
In the Samithadhaanam, the Brahmacharin offers oblations to Agni, God of Fire, and asks the God to bless him with radiance, intelligence, physical strength, power and good children for when he does marry in the future. It is a powerful ritual that supplements the Sandhyavandhanam and takes barely ten minutes to complete. Samithadhaanam wards away all evil from the performer's abode and protects him unfailingly against all his enemies. It ensures the highest weal.
The video tutorial for the Samithadhaanam is provided below:
Samithadhaanam (click below for video tutorial):