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Narasimha Idol Can Be Felt as Human By Touch Hemachala Mallur


The wonders of temples and Gods do not cease to amaze.

I have written quite a few articles on this subject.

There is Narasimha Temple, near Warangal,

Narasimha Swamy, Hemachalam, Narasimha Swamy, Hemachalam,

Sri Hemachala Narasimha Swami Temple – Puttakonda, Malluru , Mangapeta, Warangal, AP
Lord Narasimha is believed to be incarnated from a Valcano mountain and the Lord’s body is felt and sensed same as human body.

Chintamani Jalapatham and Koneru in the temple premises has its water originated at Lord’s feet.

When one touches the Idol, the Idol feels like Human skin and is flexible as a Human!

According to the historical stories, the demon king, Ravana had gifted this place to his loving sister, Shurpanaka where around 14000 demons lead by Khara Dushana were done to death by the great Rama. It was Agastya , the great sage who gave the present name to the shrine as Hemachalam. There is a belief exhibited by the devotees that the deity, if alone, enflames the temple premises. But as the deity is affixed with a golden Goddess Lakshmi on his chest region, the deity assumes tranquility thus lessening the troubles due to fire accidents. It is a divine wonder to note that the sandal in the fluid form flows through the Umbilicus of the great Maha vishnu.

Understanding the gravity of the miracles that the temple holds for itself, the devotees in large number throng to the temple to offer their prayers to fulfill their wishes, to beget children or to redeem themselves from sins and obstacles (doshas) that a student faces during his life career. There are many stories that are depicted regarding the miracles exhibited by the deity.

How To Reach Hemachala,Mallur.

Airport,Hyderabad.

Railway Station,Warangal,Kazipet.

Buses from Managuru(50 kms),Bhadrachalam(70 km)

http://www.radha.name/video/hemachala-narasimha-swami-temple-malluru-puttakonda-warangal

http://hemachalam.com/TempleHistory.aspx

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Rig Veda Sandhya Vandhana Mantras English


I am providing Sandhya vandana Mantra for Rif Vedins below.

1. aachamanam –

sit in a squatting position, facing east or north.

The hands should be between the knees. Bend all the fingers other than the thumb and the small finger slightly so that the palm makes a hollow.

Take a very small quantity of water in the palm and sip, reciting the following three mantras (one sip for each mantra)

om achyutaaya namaha

om anantaaya namaha

om govindaaya namaha

keshavaaya namaha (touch right cheek with right thumb)

naaraayaNaaya namaha (touch left cheek with right thumb)

maadhavaaya namaha (touch right eye with right ring finger)

govindaaya namaha (touch left eye with right ring finger)

vishNave namaha (touch right nostril with right index finger)

madhusoodanaaya namaha (touch left nostril with right index finger)

trivikramaaya namaha (touch left ear with right small finger)

vaamanaaya namaha (touch left ear with right small finger)

shreedharaaya namaha (touch right shoulder with right middle finger)

Rushikeshaaya namaha (touch left shoulder with right middle finger)

padmanaabhaaya namaha (touch naval with right hand)

daamodaraaya namaha (touch head with right hand)

2. praaNaayaama Bend the index and middle fingers.

Press right nostril with the thumb and left nostril with the ring finger and the small finger.

First draw in the breath through the left nostril while mentally chanting the following mantra.

Then hold the breath, mentally chanting the same mantra again.

Let the breath out through the right nostril, again mentally chanting the same mantra.

These three actions of inhaling, holding the breath and exhaling, during which the mantra is chanted three times, makes one praaNaayaama.

om bhoohu om bhuvaha om suvaha om mahaha om janaha om tapaha om satyam om tatsavitu vareNyam bhargodevasya dheemahi dheeyoyonah prachodayaat om aapo jyotirasomrutam brahma bhoor bhuvassuvarom

3. sankalpam .

Place the left palm, turned upward, on the right thigh and place the right palm, turned downward on the left palm.

Recite the following mantra .

mama upaatta samasta durita kshaya dwaaraa shree parameshwara preetyartham (Depending upon the time of day) praatah sandhyaah karishye madhyaanhikam sandhyaam karishye saayam sandhyaam karishye

4. mantra prokshaNam Reciting “om keshavaaya namaha” , write om on water with finger and touch the spot between the two eyebrows with that finger.

Then, while reciting the first seven of the following nine mantras, sprinkle water on the head with the ring finger.

While reciting the eighth mantra, sprinkle water on the feet.

Again sprinkle water on the head while reciting the nine mantras.

aapohishThaa mayo bhuvaha | tana oorje dadhaatana | maheraNaaya chakshase | yovah shivatamorasah tasya bhaajayate hanaha | ushateeriva maataraha | tasma aranga maamava | yasya kshayaya jinvadha | aapo janayata janaha | om bhoorbhuvassuvaha ||

Now take a little water in the palm and rotate the palm around the head with the following mantra

om bhoorbhuvassuvaha

5. praashanam sipping water with mantra

Take a little water in the palm and sip, after reciting the following mantra

praatah sandhyaa – sooryashcha ma manyushcha manyu patayashcha manyukRutebhya paapebhyo rakshantam yad raatryaa paapa maa karsham manasaa vaachaa hastabhyam padbhyaam udareNa shishna raatreeh tadaa valumbatu yad kincha duritam mayi idam aham mama amRuta yonou soorya jyotishee juhomi svaahaa

madhyaanha sandhyaa –

aapa punantu pRuthveem pRuthvee poota punaatu maam punantu brahmaNaspatir brahma poota punaatu maam yad uchishTamabhojyam asatam cha pratigraham svaahaa

saayam sandhyaa – agnishcha ma manyushcha manyu patayashcha manyu kRutebhya paapebhyo rakshantam yadahna paapama karsham manasaa vaachaa hastabhyam paadabhyam udareNa shishna ahastada valumbatu yad kinchid duritam mayi idamaham maam amRuta yonau satye jyotishee juhomi swaahaa

6. aachamanam om achyutaaya namaha om anantaaya namaha om govindaaya namaha

7. punah prokshaNam

sprinkling water again. sprinkle water on the head with the following mantra

dadhikraavaNNa iti mantrasya vaamadeva rushihi anushTup cChandaha dadhikraava devataa apaam prokshaNe viniyogaha

om dadhikraavaNNo akaarisham jishNorashvasya vaajinah surabhee no mukhaakaraat praaNa aayugmshi taarishat aapo hishThaa mayobhuvaha tana oorje dadhaatana maheraNaaya chakshase yovah shivatamo rasaha tasya bhaajayatehanaha ushateeriva maataraha tasmaa arangamaamavaha yasya kshayaaya jinvata aapo janayataachanaha om bhoorbhuvassuvaha

rutancha satyancha tapasodyata tato raatree jaayataa tadaa samudro aarNavaa samudradaarNavaa dadhi samvadvaro ajaayata aho raatraani vidhatat viswasyamishadho vasi soorya chandramaasou tadaa yat poorvamagalpayat divancha pruthveem santarishmato suva Rigveda sandhyaavandanam

arghya pradaanam Offering water morning

– stand facing east. Noon – stand facing north and do the same twice evening – squat facing west and do the same three times Take plenty of water in both palms and raising the heels a little, pour the water down through the tips of the fingers other than the thumb reciting the following mantra. This is to be done three times.

om bhoorbhuvassuvah tatsaviturvareNyam | bhargo devasya dheemahi dheeyo yonah prachodayaat ||

9. praayashchita arghyam Offering of water in atonement for failure to perform the worship at the proper time Do praaNaayama once, as in 2nd step. Then offer arghya once, as in 8th step. Then reciting om Bhoorbhuvassuvaha turn round once and sprinkle a little water around you.

praatah sandhyaa – om yadatya gacCha vRutrahaan | udaaya abhisoorya sarvaan dateendra te vaache

madhyaanha sandhyaa – om utkedtbhee shrutamaagam vRushabhaam naryabasim astarameshi soorya

saayam sandhyaa – om na tasya mayaa yaachanaa ripureeseetaa martya yo agnaye datacha havyadaatibhihi

10. aikyaanusandhaanam Meditation on the identity of the individual self and the supreme self.

Sit down, close the eyes and mentally chant

– asavaadityo brahma brahmai vaham asmi 11. deva tarpaNam Offering of water to the gods Morning – squat, facing east. Noon – squat, facing north. Evening – squat, facing north Pour water through the finger tips of both hands reciting the following mantras –

aadityam tarpayaami somam tarpayaami angaarakam tarpayaami budham tarpayaami  v1 Ruhaspatim tarpayaami shukram tarpayaami shanaishcharam tarpayaami raahum tarpayaami ketum tarpayaami keshavam tarpayaami naaraayaNam tarpayaami maadhavam tarpayaami govindam tarpayaami vishNum tarpayaami madhusoodanam tarpayaami trivikramam tarpayaami vaamanam tarpayaami shreedharam tarpayaami hRushikesham tarpayaami padmanaabham tarpayaami daamodaram tarpayaami

12. japa sankalpa Sit on a wooden plank or small carpet.

The eyes should be halfclosed and the mind should be concentrated on the mantras which are to be recited mentally.

Morning – sit facing east.

Noon – sit facing north.

Evening – sit facing west. The vessel of water should be kept in front.

First chant shuklaambaradharam vishNum shashivarNam chaturbhujam prasanna vadanam dhyaayet sarva vighnopashaantaye

12.1 – praaNaayaama om bhoohu om bhuvaha om suvaha om mahaha om janaha om tapaha om satyam om tatsavitur vareNyam bhargo devasya dheemahi dheeyo yonah prachodayaat om aapojyotirasa amrutam brahma bhoorbhuvassuvarom

Now chant the following, with the left palm facing upward on right thigh, and right palm facing downward on top of left palm –

mama upaatta samasta durita kshaya dvaaraa shree parameshwara preetyartham praatah – praatah sandhyaa gaayatree mahaamantra japam karishye

madhyaanha – madhyaanhika gaayatree mahaamantra japam karishye

saayam – saayam sandhyaa gaayatree mahaamantra japam karishye

13. praNava japam praNavasya rushi brahma (recite, touching the head with the fingers of the right hand) devee gaayatree cChandaha (recite, touching the upper lip) paramaatmaa devataa (recite, touching the chest) bhooraadi sapta vyaahruteenaam atri bhrugu kutsa vasishTha goutama kaashyapa aangeerasa rushayaha (recite, touching the head ) gaayatree ushnika anushTup bruhati pankti trishTup jagatyah cChandaamsi (recite, touching the upper lip ) agni vaayu arka vaageesha varuNa indra vishvedeva devataah (recite, touching the chest)

13.1 – praaNaayaama (3 times) om bhoohu om bhuvaha om suvaha om mahaha om janaha om tapaha om satyam om tatsavituvareNyam bhargodevasya dheemahi dheeyoyonah prachodayaat om aapo jyotirasomRutam brahma bhoorbhuvassuvarom

14. gaayatree aavaahanam Invoking Gaayatri ayatu iti anuvaakasya vaamadeva rushihi (recite, touching the head) anushTup cChandaha (recite, touching the upper lip) gaayatree devataa (recite, touching the chest)

With the following mantras invoke gaayatri devi in the heart by means of the aavaahani mudra om ityekaaksharam brahmaa agnir devataa brahmaa preetyartham gaayatram cChandam paramaatmam svaroopam saajyam viniyogam aayatu varadaa devi akshatram brahma samhitam gaayatri Chandasam matedam brahma jushaswana oojosi, sahosi, balamasi, brajosi, devaanaam dhaama naamaasi vishwamasi, vishwaayu sarvamasi, sarvaayu abhipoorom, gaayatreem aavahayaami, saavitreem aavaahayaami saraswateem aavaahayaami,c Chanda Rushinaam aavaahayaami, shriyam aavaahayaami, gaayatrya gaayatrishChando vishwaamitra rushihi savitaa devataa

agnir mukham brahma, shiro vishNu, hrudaya rudra, shikhaa pruthvee, yoni praaNa apaana vyaano daana samaano sapraaNaa shweta varNa, sankhyayaana sagotra, gaayatri chatur vishatyakshara tripada sadrushi pancha sheershopanayane viniyogaha

15. gaayatree nyaasam saavitrya rushih vishvaamitraha (recite, touching the head) niChrudgaayatree cChandaha (recite, touching the upper lip) savitaa devataa (recite, touching the chest)

16. gaayatree japam (108 times) Gaayatri japa – morning – stand facing east, the palms joined and held in front of your face Noon – stand or sit facing east, the joined palms in front of the chest Evening – sit facing west, the joined palms in front of your navel The hands should be covered with the angavastra, or a piece of cloth. The mantra should be chanted mentally without movement of the lips.

om bhoorbhuvasvah tatsaviturvareNyam bhargodevasya dheemahi dheeyo yonah prachodayaat

17. gaayatree upasthaanam Prayer to Gaayatri to return to Her abode First do praaNaayaama once, sitting down.Then stand up, facing the same direction as in step 16, join the palms and recite –

17.1 praaNaayaama 17.2 praatah sandhyaam upasthaanam karishye (praatah sandhyaa) aadityam upasthaanam karishye (madhyaanhikam sandhyaa) saayam sandhyaa upasthaanam karishye (saayam sandhyaa)

18. soorya upasthaanam Prayer to sun to return to His abode stand facing the same direction in which the japa is done, join the palms and salute the Paramaatman who is shining in the centre of the rising sun.

18.1 – praaNaayaama

18.2 – praatah sandhyaa – mitrasya charshani druto aavo devasya sanaasi dyumnam chitra shravasthamam mitro janaan yataayati bruvaano mitro dataara pruthveem udatyam mitra srushTir nimishaa abhishTe mitraaya havyam grutavajjuhotaa prashamitra marto astu prayaswaan yasta aaditya shikshati vrutena na hanyate na jeeyate dvoto sannama aho asnoDhyamtito na doorata

madhyaanhikam – aakrushNo na rajasaa vartamaano niveshayan amrutam martyancha hiraNyanena savitaa ratheno devo yadi bhuvananai pashyantachakshur devahitam purastashchakra mucharat pashyema sharadaam shatam jeevema sharadaam shatam hamsa shuchishat vasur antareeksha sat hotaa vedishadatir droNa sat nrushatvarasat rutasat vyomaasa tabja koja rutaja aadrija rutam bruhaat udutyam jaata vedasam devam vahanti hetava drushe visvaya sooryam apatye dayavo yadaa nakshatrayandyaktubhi shooraaya vishwaachakshase chitraan devaanaam udagadaaneekam chakshur mitrasya varuNasyaagye aapradyava pruthvee antariksha soorya aatma jagatastas dushacha tat sooryasya devatvam tan mahitwam madhya kartor vidhaatam sancha bhara yadeda yukta haridaasa sadastat aadratri vaasa sthaanu te asmaihi tanmitrasya varuNasya abhi chakshe sooryo roopam gruNute dyou roopasthe

saayam sandhyaa – imam me varuNa shruti hava madhya cha mruDaya tvaam mavasyu raachake tatwayaami brahmaNa vandamaanasa tadasaaste yajamaano havirbhi aheLamaano varuNeha bhodyurusa sa maa na aayu pramoshi yacChidite visho yadaa pradeva varuNa vratam minimasi dyavi dyavi yat kinchedam varuNa daivye jane abhidroham manushyascharamasi achitee yat tava dharma yoyopimaa maa nastasma tenaso deva reerisha kita vaaso yad reeripur na dheevi yad vaagha satya mutayanna vidma sarvaataa vishya sitireva devataa te syaama varuNa priyasa

19. samashTi abhivaadanam Prostration to all. Stand facing the same direction as in step 18.

Turn round to the next direction after each of the first four mantras. Then stand facing the original direction for the remaining mantras, palms joined – sandhyaayai namaha saavitryai namaha gaayatryai namaha saraswatyai namaha sarvebhyo devataabhyo namo namaha kaamo karshed manyur karshed namo namaha Rigveda sandhyaavandanam v1  pravara – example (aangeerasa, bhaarhaspatya, bhaaradwaaja trayee rusheya pravaraanvita, bhaaradwaaja gotra, ashvilaayana sootra, rugveda adhyaaya, …. sharmaNaam aham asmibho) abhivaadaye … rusheya pravaraanvita ……..gotra ………sootra ……… veda adhyaaya ……. sharmaNaam aham asmibho

20. digdevataa vandanam Prostration to the deities of the directions.

Stand facing the same direction as in step 16, Turn round and make obeisance to the deities of the four directions etc

– praachyai dishe namaha dakshiNaayai dishe namaha prateechyai dishe namaha udeechyai dishe namaha oordhvaaya namaha aadhaaraaya namaha antarikshaaya namaha bhoomyai namaha brahmaNe namaha vishvane namaha mrutyuve namaha

21. yama vandanam Prostration to the Lord of Death.

Stand facing south, palms joined yamaaya namaha yamaaya dharmaraajaaya mrutyuve cha antakaaya cha vaivasvataaya kaalaaya sarva bhoota kshayaaya cha ouDumbharaaya dagnaaya neelaaya parameshTine vrukodharaaya chitraaya chitraguptaaya vai namaha chitra guptaaya vai namaha om namaha iti

22. harihara vandanam Prostration to Harihara.

Stand facing west rutagam satyam para brahma purusham krushNa pingaLam oordhvaretam viroopaaksham vishva roopaaya vai namaha vishwa roopaaya vai namaha om namaha iti

soorya naaraayaNa vandanam namaha saavitre jagadeka chakshushe jagat prasooti sthiti naasha hetave trayeen maayayaa triguNaatmaa dhaariNe virinchi naaraayaNa shankara aatmane dhyeya sadaa savitru manDala madhyavartee naaraayaNa sarasijaasana sannivishTa keyooravaan makara kunDalavaan kireeTi haari hiraNyavapur druta shankha chakra shankha chakra gadaa paaNe dwaarakaa nilayaachyute govinda punDareekaaksha rakshamaam sharaNaagatam aakaashat paThitam toyam yadaa gacChati saagaram sarva deva namaskaara shree keshavam prati gacChati shree keshavam prati gacChati om nama iti

24. samarpaNam Dedication.

Sit down, take a little water in the palm and pour it down through the fingers after reciting the following mantra –

kaayena vaachaa manasendriyairvaa buddhyaatmanaavaa prakrute svabhaavaat karomi yadyat sakalam parasmai naaraayaNaayeti samarpayaami aachamanam

25. rakshaa Protection. Chanting the following mantra, sprinkle a little water at the spot where the japa was performed. Then touch that spot with the ring finger and touch the forehead between the eyebrows. adya no devaa savitaa prajaavat saavee soubhagam para duswapneeya suva vishwaani deva savitaa duritaani paraa suvaa yad bhadram tama asuva

Citation with gratitude.

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Sama Veda Sandhyavandana Text English


I have posted Sandhyavadanam for Krishna Yajur Vedins.

I have posted up to Deva Tharpanam.

I shall post the remaining part shortly.

Sukla Yajur and Sama Veda Mantras are hard to come by.

I have collected the Sama Veda Sandhyavandana texts from Sri.P..Ramchander(almost in full)

Text for Sandhyvandana fo Sama Vedins.

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Surya Siddhanta.

Part-I – Argya Pradhanam

1. Aachamanam: आचमनः
Take small quantities of water (just sufficient to soak one grain of black gram) three times in the right hand and take it with the following manthra:
Om Achyuthaya Namah, Om Ananthaya Namah, Om Govindaya Namah

Then
Touch with thumb both cheeks saying Kesava – Narayana
Touch with ring finger both eyes saying Madhava – Govinda
Touch with the first finger both sides of nose saying Vishno – Madhusoodana
Touch with little finger both ears saying Trivikrama – Vamana
Touch with the middle finger both shoulders saying Sreedhara – Hrishikesa
Touch with all fingers the belly button saying Padmanabha
Touch with all fingers the head saying Damodara.

2. Ganapathi Dhyanam:
Recite the following manthra slowly hitting the forehead with both fists together:
Shuklambaradharam Vishnum Sasi Varnam ChathurBhujam,
Prasanna Vadanam Dyayeth Sarva Vigna Upa Santhaye.

3. Pranayamam:
Hold both Nostrils with Thumb and the little and third finger of the hands and recite the following Manthra:
Om Bhoo
Om Bhuva
Ogum Suva
Om Maha
Om Jana
Om Thapa
Ogum Sathyam
Om Tat savithur varenyam Bargo devasya dhimahi dhiyo yona prachodayath
Om Apa
Jyothj rasa
Amrutham brahma
Bhoorbuvasuvarom
Touch the ears three times saying
Om, Om, Om

ॐ भूः । ॐ भुवः । ओग्ं सुवः । ॐ महः । ॐ जनः । ॐ तपः । ओग्ं स॒त्यम् ।
ॐ तथ्स॑वि॒तुर्वरे॓ण्यं॒ भर्गो॑ दे॒वस्य॑ धीमहि ।

धियो॒ यो नः॑ प्रचोदया॓त् ॥

ओमापो॒ ज्योती॒ रसो॒‌உमृतं॒ ब्रह्म॒ भू-र्भुव॒-स्सुव॒रोम्

The inhaling is called Puraka, the retaining Kumbhaka and the exhaling Rechaka. The proportion of time of these three viz. Puraka, Kumbhaka and Rechaka should be in the ratio 1: 3: 2.
Puraka, Kumbhaka and Rechaka together, make one Pranayama. From Om Bhuh upto Dhiyo yo nab prachodayat would be Puraka. From Omapo Jyoti-rasomritam Brahma Bhurbhuvassuvarom upto Om Bhuh, Om Bhuvah will be one Kumbhaka.The third turn from Om Bhuh upto the end will be Rechaka.

4. Sankalpam:
Keep the right palm inside the left palm and keep the palms on the right thigh and recite the following manthra:
Mamo paatha samastha duritha kshaya dwara, Sri Parameshwara preethyartham,
Pratah Sandhyapratha sandhyam upasishye
Madhyannikam – madhyaynikam karishye
Sayam Sandhya – sayam sandhyam upasishye

5. Marjanam: मार्जनः
Sri Kesavaya Namah (write OM in water with the ring finger)
Recite the following ten mantras. While reciting the first seven sprinkle water on the head, while reciting the eighth touch the feet, nine again sprinkle on the head and complete by reciting the tenth by taking a little water on your right palm and throwing it around your head in clockwise direction like pradakshinam:
(1) Aapo hishta mayo bhuva
(2) thana oorje dadha thana
(3) Mahe ranaaya chakshase
(4) Yova shiva thamo rasa
(5) Thasya bhajaya thehana
(6) usatheeriva mathara
(7) Thasma aranga mamava
(8) Yasya kshayaya jinwadha
(9) Aapo janayadha jana
(10) Om bhorbuvassuva
मार्जनः

ॐ आपो॒हिष्ठा म॑यो॒भुवः॑ । ता न॑ ऊ॒र्जे द॑धातन । म॒हेरणा॑य॒ चक्ष॑से । यो वः॑ शि॒वत॑मो॒ रसः॑ । तस्य॑ भाजयते॒ ह नः॒ । उ॒श॒तीरि॑व मा॒तरः॑ । तस्मा॒ अर॑ङ्ग माम वः । यस्य॒ क्षया॑य॒ जिन्व॑थ । आपो॑ ज॒नय॑था च नः ।

6. Praasanam:
Take in the hand small quantity of water in the palm (just sufficient to immerse one grain) recites the following manthra and drink it while telling “swaha”.
Pratah Sandhya: Ahascha maa adithyascha punathu swaha
Madhyahnikam: Aapa punanthu prithweem, prithwee pootha punathu maam
Punanthu brahmanaspathir brahma pootha punathu maam
Yad uchishta mabhojyam yadhwa ducharitham mama
Sarvam punanthu mamopa asatham cha prathigraham swaha
 Sayam Sandhya: Rathrischa ma varunascha punathu swaha.

7. Achamanam:
Use the same manthras and action as given in “1” above

8. Punar Marjanam:
Recite the following 14 mantras. While reciting the first eleven-sprinkle water on the head, while reciting the twelfth touch the feet, thirteen again sprinkle on the head and complete by reciting the fourteenth taking a little water on your right palm and throwing around your head in the clockwise direction like pradakshinam:
(1) Dadhi kravinno akarisham
(2) Jishno raswasya vajina
(3) surabhino mukha karaath
(4) Prana ayugumshi tharishath

द॒धि॒ क्रावण्णो॑ अकारिषम् । जि॒ष्णो रश्व॑स्य वा॒जि॑नः ।
सु॒रभिनो॒ मुखा॑कर॒त्प्रण॒ आयूग्ं॑षि तारिषत् ॥

(5) Aapo hishta mayo bhuva
(6) Thana oorje dadha Thana
(7) Mahe ranaaya chakshase
(8) Yova shiva thamo rasa
(9) Thasya bhajaya thehana
(10) usatheeriva mathara
(11) Thasma aranga mamava
(12) Yasya kshayaya jinwadha
(13) Aapo janayadha jana
(14) Om bhorbuvassuva

ॐ आपो॒ हिष्ठा म॑यो॒भुवः॑ । ता न॑ ऊ॒र्जे द॑धातन । म॒हेरणा॑य॒ चक्ष॑से । यो वः॑ शि॒वत॑मो॒ रसः॑ । तस्य॑ भाजयते॒ ह नः॒ । उ॒श॒तीरि॑व मा॒तरः॑ । तस्मा॒ अर॑ङ्ग माम वः । यस्य॒ क्षया॑य॒ जिन्व॑थ । आपो॑ ज॒नय॑था च नः ॥

9. Argya Pradhanam:
Join both hands together and take hand full of water taking care not to join both thumbs with other fingers. Repeat the following mantra and pour water through your hands.
Om Bhorbuvassuva. Tatsa vithur varenyam bhargo devasya deemahi. Dhiyo yona prachodayath

ॐ भूर्भुव॒स्सुवः॑ ॥ तथ्स॑वि॒तुर्वरे॓ण्यं॒ भर्गो॑ दे॒वस्य॑ धीमहि । धियो॒ यो नः॑ प्रचोदया॓त् ॥


Pratha Sandhya: Face east and repeat thrice.
Madyannikam: Face North and repeat twice.
Sayam Sandhya: Face West and repeat twice.

10. Prayaschitha Argyam:
Do Pranayama (refer S. No. 3 above)
Then offer one more Argyam in a similar fashion as above. This is a Prayaschitha (atonement) for doing the argya pradhanam late. Take small quantity of water in the right hand and rotate it above ones own head saying (this is called Athma parishechanam)

Pratha Sandhya: Om yadathya gacha vruthrahan. Udayaa abhisoorya sarvaan dathindra they vache
Madyannikam
: Om uthkedthbhi sruthamagam vrushabham naryabasim Astharameshi soorya
Sayam Sandhya
: Om na thasya maya yachana Ripureeseetha marthya yo agnaye dathacha havyadathaye

11. Ikyaanusandhanam:
With both hands touch the middle of the chest. close the eyes, meditate and chant
Asaavadhityo brahma. Brahamaivahamasmi
Then do Achamanam.

12. Deva Tharpanam:
Pratha Sandhya: Squat facing east.
Madhyannikam: Squat facing east/north.
Sayam Sandhya: Squat facing north.
Take water in the hand and pour it out through the finger-tips after each manthra.

Aadithyam tharpayami
Somam tharpayami
Angarakam tharpayami
Budham tharpayami
Brahaspathim tharpayami
Shukram tharpayami
Sanaiswaram tharpayami
Rahum tharpayami
Kethum tharpayami
Kesavam tharpayami
Narayanam tharpayami
Madhavam tharpayami
Govindam tharpayami
Vishnum tharpayami
Madhusoodhanam tharpayami
Trivikramam tharpayami
Vamanam tharpayami
Sreedharam tharpayami
Hrishikesam tharpayami
Padmanabham tharpayami
Damodharam tharpayami

Then do aachamanam.

Part-II – Japam

13. Japa Sankalpam:
Recite the following manthra slowly hitting the forehead with both fists together:
Shuklambaradharam Vishunum Sasi Varnam ChathurBhujam,
Prasanna Vadanam Dyayeth Sarva Vigna Upa Santhaye.

Do Pranayamam.

Keep the right palm inside the left palm and keep the palms on the right thigh and recite the following manthra:
Mamo paatha samastha duritha kshaya dwara, Sri Parameshwara preethyartham,
Pratha Sandhya: pratha sandhya gayathri maha manthra japam karishye
Madhyannikam: madhyaynika gayathri maha manthra japam karishye
Sayam Sandhya: sayam sandhya gayathri maha manthra japam karishye

14. Pranava Japam:
Pranavasya Rishi Brahma (touch the forehead with fingers),
Devi gayathri Chanda (touch below the nose),
Paramathma devatha (touch the middle of the chest)
Bhooradhi saptha vyahrudeenam athri – brugu – kuthsa – vasishta – gowthama – kasyapa – aangeerasa rishaya (touch forhead)
Gayathree – ushnig – anushtup – brahathi – pankthi- trushtup- jagathi – chandamsi (touch below the nose)
Agni – vayu – arka – vageesa – varuna – indra – viswe deva – devatha (touch the middle of the chest.)

Do pranayama ten times.

15. Gayathri Avahanam:
(Touching head) Aayaathu Ithi anuvakasya vamadeva rishi,
(Touching below nose) Anushtup chanda,
(Touching the middle of the chest) Gayathri devatha
(Folding hands like Namaste in front of heart)
Aayathu varada devi aksharam brahma samhitham.
Gayathri chandasam mathedam brahma jushaswana.
Oojosi, sahosi,balamasi, brajosi, devaanaam dhama naamaasi. viswamasi,
viswayu sarvamasi, sarvayu abhipoorom, Gayathrim avahayami, Savithrim avahayami, saraswathim avahayami (while reciting the last three manthras, after avahayami, keep both the palms together with little fingers touching and then slowly take the fingers towards oneself, and bring it back to original position after one rotation)

16. Gayathri Nyasam:
Chant each of the mantras while –
(Touching the forehead) Savithrya rishi brahma
(Touching below the nose) nichrud gayathri chanda
(Touching the middle of the chest) savitha devatha

17. Gayathri Japam:
Repeat 108 times the Gayathri facing east in the morning & afternoon, west in the evening :

Om Bhur Vhuvah Svah
Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi
Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayat

ॐ भूर्भुव॒स्सुवः॑ ॥ तथ्स॑वि॒तुर्वरे॓ण्यं॒ भर्गो॑ दे॒वस्य॑ धीमहि । धियो॒ यो नः॑ प्रचोदया॓त् ॥ 

18. Gayathri Upasthanam:
Do pranayamam and then stand up and chant
Facing the same direction:
Pratha Sandhya: Pratha sandhyam upasthanam karishye
Madhyannikam: Adithyam upasthanam karishye
Sayam Sandhya: Sayam sandhyaupasthanam karishye

Then repeat
Uthame shikare devi, bhoomyam parvatha vardhini,
Brahmanebhyo anugnanam, gacha devi yada sukham.

19. Surya Upasthanam:
Pratha Sandhya:
Yaso aham bhavami brahmananaam yaso ragnam yaso visaam
Yasa sathyasya bhavami
Bhavami yasasaam yasa
Adithya naava maroksham poornamparipadinim
Achithram bharayishnaveem satharithraam swasthye om Namah adithyaya
Udyantham dwa aadithyanu deeyasam

Madhyannikam:
Aadhithya navamaroksham poorna maparipaddhineem
Acchithram bharayishnaveem sadarithraam swasthaye
Om Namah adithyaya, Namah adhithyaya, Namah adhithyaya
Uduthyam jatha vedasam devam vahanthi kethava
Druse viswaya sooryam
Chithram devaanam udaganeekam chakshur mithrasya varunasyagne
Aa pra dyava pruthvi anthareeksha soorya athma jagadas tha dushacha
Thachkshur deva hitham purasthac chukramussarth
Om bhorbuvaswarom
Soorya iva druse bhooyasam agneeriva thejasa, vayuriva pranena, soma iva ganthena, brahaspathher iva budhya, aswina iva roopena, indragni iva balena, brahma bhaga evaham bhooyasam paap mabhaga me dwishantha.

Sayam Sandhya:
Yaso aham bhavami brahmananaam yaso ragnam yaso visaam
Yasa sathyasya bhavami
Bhavami yasasaam yasa
Adithya naava maroksham poornamparipadinim
Achithram bharayishnaveem satharithraam swasthye om Namah adithyaya, Namah adhithyaya, Namah adithyaya
Prathi thishtantham thavar adhithya anu prathi thishtassam.

20. Samashti Abhivadanam:
Starting from the direction facing which the japa was done after each manthra turn 90 degrees to the right. Say the next manthra and so on.
Sandhyayai Namah
Savithryai Namah
Gaythryai Namah
Saraswathyai Namah

सन्ध्या॑यै॒ नमः॑ । सावि॑त्र्यै॒ नमः॑ । गाय॑त्र्यै॒ नमः॑ । सर॑स्वत्यै॒ नमः॑ । 

Then chant with folded hands facing the same direction
Sarvebhyo devathabhyo namo Namah

Kamo karshed manyura karshed namo Namah.

सर्वा॑भ्यो दे॒वता॑भ्यो॒ नमः॑ । कामो‌உकार्षी॓ र्नमो॒ नमः । मन्यु रकार्षी॓ र्नमो॒ नमः ।

Then touch with both hands the ears slightly bow and chant
Abhivadaye <your Rishis> <number of Rishis> Risheya
<your Pravara or blank> pravaranvitha
<your Gothra> gothra
<your Suthra> suthra
<your Veda> adhyay
Sri sarmanama aham asmibho

After this touch your feet with both hands and do Namahskaram.

Some examples of Pravara Rishis
Gothra pravara rishaya
Athreya Athreya Archanaanasa, syavaaswa traya risheya
Naidruva kasyapa Kasyapa, Avathsara, Naidruva traya risheya
Gargeya Aangeerasa, Chainya, Gargya traya risheya, Aangeerasa, Barhaspathya, Baradwaja, Chainya-Gargya pancharisheya
Koundinya Vasishta, Maithra varuna, Koundinya traya risheya
Koushika Vaiswamithra, Aagamarshana, Koushika traya risheya
Gowthama Aangirasa-aayasya-gowthama traya risheya
Baradwaja Aangeerasa, Barhaspathya, Bharadwaja traya risheya
Haritha Aangeerasa, Ambareeksha, Younaswa trayarsheya
Sounaka Garthsamadha Ekarsheya
Chandilya Kasyapa, Aavathsara, Naidruva, Reba, Saptha risheya
Raibha, Choundilya, Chandilya

21. Dig Devatha Vandhanam:
With folded hands offer salutations to the different directions facing that direction:
Pracyai dishe Namah (East)
Dakshinayai dishe Namah (South)
Pradeechai dishe Namah (West)
Udichyai dishe Namah (North)

Then again face the direction in which you were doing japa and continue
Oordwaya Namah (above)
Adharaya Namah (below)
Anthareekshaya Namah (straight)
Bhoomyai Namah (earth)
Brahmane Namah
Vishnave Namah
Mrutuyuve Namah

22. Yama Vandanam:
Stand facing South and chant
Yamaya Namah
Yamaya dharma rajaya, mrutyuve cha anthakaya cha
Vaivaswathaya kalaya sarva bhootha kshayaya cha
Oudhumbharaya dhagnaya neelaya parameshtine
Vrukodharaya chithraya chithra gupthaya vai Namah
Chithra gupthaya vai Namah om Namah ithi

23. Harihara Vandhanam:
Stand facing West and chant
Ruthagum sathyam para brahma purusham Krishna pingalam,
Oordhwrethwam viroopaksham Viswa roopaya vai Namah
Viswa roopaya vai Namah om Namah ithi

24. Soorya Narayana Vandhanam:
Stand facing the direction in which Japa was done and chant
Namah savithre jagadeka chakshushe,
Jagat prasoothi sthithi naasa hethave,
Trayin mayaya trigunathma dharine
Virinchi Narayana sankara athmane

Dyeya sada savithru mandala Madhya varthi
Narayana sarasijasana sannivishta
Keyuravan makara kundalavaan
Kiriti haari hiranya vapur drutha sankha chakra

Sanka chakra gatha pane dwaraka nilayachythe
Govinda pundarikaksha raksha maam sarana gatham
Aakasath pathitham thoyam,
Yada gachathi sagaram,
Sarva deva Namahskara
Sri kesavam prathi gachathi,
Sri kesavam prathi gachathi om na ithi

25. Samarpanam:
Take a small quantity of water recite the following manthra and pour it on the ground
Kaye na vacha manase indriyair va
Budhyathma nava prakruthai swabhavat.
Karomi yadyat sakalam parasmai,
Narayana yethi samarpayami

कायेन वाचा मनसेन्द्रियैर्वा । बुद्ध्या‌உ‌உत्मना वा प्रकृते स्स्वभावात् ।
करोमि यद्यत्-सकलं परस्मै श्रीमन्नारायणायेति समर्पयामि ॥

Then do aachamanam

26. Raksha:
Sprinkle some water on the place where japa was [performed reciting the manthra below, then touch the ground with ring finger and place it between the eyelids:
Adhya no deva savitha praja vath saavee soubhagam
Para duswapneeya suva
Viswani deva savitha – durithani paraa suvaa
Yad bhadram thanma asuva

Citations.

http://www.celextel.org/mantrasandrituals/sandhyavandanam.html?page=1

https://omshivam.wordpress.com/trikal-sandhya/sandhya-vandan-mantra-vidhi/

http://satyaveda.wordpress.com/sandhya-vandanam/

http://www.vignanam.org/veda/nitya-sandhya-vandanam-devanagari.html

Related.

https://ramanan50.wordpress.com/2012/10/03/sandya-vandan-sandya-vandanam-textposturesprocedure-i/

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Krishna Yajur Upakarma Mantras Gayatri Japam English


I have provided Upakarma Mantras for Rig Veda, Shukla Yajur, Amavasya Tharpanam in Tamil with meaning.

Here is Kishna Yajur Upakarma mantras for Iyers.

Yajur Upakarma.jpg Yajur Upakarma.

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29-08-2015 (Saturday): Yajurveda Upakarma(Avani Avittam)
30-08-2015 (Sunday): Gayatri Japam
15-09-2015 (Tuesday): Samaveda Upakarmam

Yagnyopaveetha dharana Mantram

(Only Bhramchari’s has to change the yagnyopaveetam in the morning)

( Mantram for wearing Poonal)

  1. Perform Achamanam

Take minute quantities of water(just sufficient to soak one grain of black gram) three times in the right hand and take it with the following manthra.

1.Om Achyuthaya nama 2.Om Ananthaya nama 3.Om Govindaya nama

Then

Touch with thumb both cheeks saying kesava Narayana

Touch with ring finger both eyes saying Madhava Govinda

Touch with the first finger both sides of nose saying Vishno-Madhusoodana

Touch with little finger both ears saying Trivikrama Vamana

Touch with the middle finger both shoulders saying Sreedhara-Hrishi kesa

Touch with all fingers the belly button saying Padmanabha

Touch with all fingers the head saying Damodara

  1. Ganapathi dyanam*

Recite the following manthra slowly hitting the forehead with both fists together.:-

Shuklambaradharam Vishnum Sasi Varnam ChathurBhujam,

Prasanna Vadanam Dyayeth Sarva Vigna Upa Santhaye.

*This prayer is not recited by Vaishnavas. They are requested to go to the next section.

  1. Do Pranayamam.

Hold both Nostrils with Thumb and the little and third finger of the hands and recite the following Manthra:-

Om Bhoo

Om Bhuva

Ogum Suva

Om Maha

Om Jana

Om Thapa

Ogum Sathyam

Om Tatsa vithur varenyam Bargo devasya dhi mahi dhiyo yona prachodayath

Om Apa

Jyothj rasa

Amrutham brahma

Bhoorbuvasuvarom

Touch the ears three times saying

Om, Om , Om

Sankalpam:

c.Mamo partha samastha duritha kshya dwara sri paameshwara preethyartham

Shroutha smartha vidhi vihitha nithya karma sadachara anushtanaa yogyatha sidhyartham bhramma tejah abhivrudyartham yagnopaveetha dharanam karishye.

d.Yagnopaveetha dharana maha manthrasya

Parabrhma rishih(Touch forehead)

Trushtup chandah (touch below nose)

Paramathma devatha (touch heart)

e.Yagnopaveetha dharane viniyogah

Wear Poonal one by one by reciting (poonal should be held by both hands, the tie in the poonal being held above by the right hand facing upwards)

Yagnopaveetham paramam pavithram praja patheh,

Yat sahajam purasthat aayushyam

Agriyam prathi muncha shubhram yagnopaveetham balamasthu thejah OM .

f.After wearing all poonals one by one do Aachamanam

g.Remove the old poonals and break them to pieces by reciting

Upaveetham bhinna thanthum jeernam kashmala dooshitham, visrujami jale punarbrahman varcho deergayurasthu me.

h.Do aachamanam.

Summary meaning: I wear the white yagnopavitha that is purifying , which was born along with brahma, which is capable of increasing life .I am sure this would give glory and strength to me.I am destroying the dirty , soiled yasgnopavita .

2.Kamo Karisheeth & Manyura Karisheeth Japam

a.Aaachamanam:Shuklaam Bharadharam…….Santhaye

b.Om Bhooh + Bhoorbhuvasuvarom…………..

c.Mamo partha— Preethyartham

Tadeva lagnam sudhinam tadaiva, tharaa balam chandra balam thadaiva , vidhya balam daiva balam tadaiva, Sri Lakshmi pathe te aangriyugam smaramaami

Apavithra pavithro vaa sarvaavasthaam gathopi vaa , ya smareth pundari kaksham, sabahya Abhyanthara shuchi , manasam vaachikam paapam , karmanaa Samuparjitham, Sri Rama smaranenaiva vyopahathi na samshayah .Sree Rama Rama Rama, Tithir Vishnu, Tatha vaarah, Nakshatram Vishnu reva cha, Yogascha karanam chaiva sarvam Vishnu mayam Jagat , Sri Govinda , Govinda, Govinda

Aadhya sri bhagavatha mahaa purushasya Vishnoh Agnaya , Pravarthamanasya , Aadhya brhmanah , dweethiya parardhe, shweta varaha kalpe, , Vaivaswatha manvanthare, ashta vimshathi thame, kali yuge, prathame padhe, Jamboo dweepe, Bharatha varshe , Bharatha Kande, Meroh dakshine parshwe, Shakabde Asmin vartamane , vyaavaharike prabhavaadheenam sashtyah samvatsaranaam madhye ,Shri Manmatha nama samvatstare, Dakshinaayane, Varsha rithou, Simha mase(Shravana Mase), shukla pakshe, aadhya pournamasyam shubha tithou, Sthira vasara yukthayam, Shatabhishak nakshatra yukthayam, shubhayoga, shubha karana evam guna, viseshana visishtaayam, asyam vartamanayam pournamaasyam shubha thithou. Taishyaam pournamaasyam adhyayoth utsarjana akarana praayaschithartham , samvatsara praayaschithartham, ashtothara satha sankhyaka kamo karisheeth manyura karisheeth” ithi maha manthra japam karishye.

d.Then chant “Kamo karisheeth manyura karisheeth namo namah” 108 times.

e.Afterwards perform Aachamana and say Om tat sat brahmaarpanam asthu.

Summary meaning:The Brahmin first prays God that the time of doing whatever it may be should become holy and this he is sure is achieved by prayer to God.Then he tells when he is doing this japa, for example which year, which season, which day and so on.And he says that this japa is being done as a repentance for his not perfornming various religious duties during the year that he ought to have performed.The main manthra is a prayer to pardon the lapses which were due to Kama(passion) krodha(anger) and lopa(avarice).

Do Madhyaanikam & Bhramyagnyam

 

 

3.Bhram yagnyam

 

  1. Perform Achamanam …………
  2. Face eastern direction and do “Shuklam baradaram….” Followed by pranayamam “om Bhoo…” (As mentioned above)
  3. Mamopartha samastha duritha kshyadwara sri Parameshwara preethyartham Brahma Yagnam karishye. Brahma yagnena Yakshye.
  4. Chant and clean the hands with water

Vidhyudasi vidya me paapmanam amruthath Sathya mupaime

And then chant

Om Bhoooh tatsa vithurvarenyam

Om Bhuvah Bhargo devasya Dheemahi

Ogum suvah Dhiyo yonah prachodayath

Om Bhoooh Tatsa vithurvarenyam Bhargo devasya dheemahi

Om Bhuvah Dhiyo yonah prachodayath

Ogum Suvah Tatsa vithurvarenyam Bhargo devasya Dheemahi Dhiyo yonah prachodhayath

  1. Chant Vedic manthras

Om Agnimeele purohitham Yagnasya Dheva mruthvijam, hotharam Rathna Dhathamam

Om Ishe Tworje Twa vayavastha upayavastha Devo vassavitha prarpayathu sreshtathamaya karmane

Om Agna Aayahi veethaye grunano havyadathaye, ni hotha sadhsi bharhishi

Om shanno devirabheeshtaye Aapo bhavantu peethaye sanyoh abhishravanthu naha

Sprinkle water round the head by reciting

Sathyam Thapa shradhayam juhomi

  1. Recite three times with folded hands

Om namo brahmane namosthwagnaye nama pruthwyai nama oshadheebhya namo vaache namo vaachaspathaye namo vishnave bruhathe karomi.

8.Clean the hands again with water by reciting “vrushtirasi vruschame paapmanam amruthath sathyamupaagam”

deva-rishi-pithru tharpanam karishye.

Do deva tharpanam through the tip of fingers

1.Bramodaya ye deva thaan devaan tharpayami

2.Sarvaan devaan tharpayami

  1. Sarva deva ganaan tharpayami

4.Sarva deva pathnis tharapayami

5.Sarva deva ganapathnis tharpayami

Do rishi tharpanam by wearing yagnopaveetha as garland and pouring out water from the liitle finger

1, Krishna dwaipayanadayah ye rishaya thaan rishin tharpayami

  1. Sarvaan risheen tharpayami
  2. Sarva rishi ganaan tharpayami
  3. Sarve rishi pathnis tharpayami

5, Sarva rishi gana pathnistharpayami

  1. Prajapathim kanda rishim tharpayami
  2. Somam kanda rishim tharpayami
  3. Agnim kanda rishim tharpayami
  4. Viswan devan kanda rishin tharpayami

Pour water from the tips of fingers

  1. Sagumhithir devatha upanishada tharpayami
  2. Yagnikeer devatha upanishada tharpayami

12.Varuneer devatha upanishada tharpayami

Pour out water from the liitle finger

  1. Havyavaham tharpayami

14.Viswaan devaan kanda rishin tharpayaami

Pour water by the bottom of the palm towards self

15.Brahmanam swayambhuvam tharpayami

Pour out water from the liitle finger

16.Viswan devan kandarishin tharpayami

17.Arunan kandarishin tharpayami

Pour water from the tips of fingers

18.Sadasaspathim tharpayami

19.Rig vedam tharpayami

20.Yajur Vedam tharpayami

  1. Sama Vedam tharpayami
  2. Atharvana Vedam tharpayami
  3. Ithihasa puranam tharpayami
  4. Kalpam tharpayami

(Only those who have lost their father do Pithru tharpanam wearing the yagnopaveetham on the right shoulder pouring water between the thumb. And index finger).

1.Somah pithruman yamo angiraswan agni kavyavahana ithyadaya ye pithara

thaan pithrun tharpayami,

  1. Sarvaan pithrun tharpayami
  2. Sarva pithru ganan tharpayami
  3. Sarva pithru pathnistharpayami
  4. Sarva pithru ganapanthnistharpayami
  5. Oorjam vahanthi amrutham grutham paya keelaalam parisruyatham

swadaastha tharpayatha me pithrun trupyatha, trupyatha, trupyatha

(3 times)

  1. Put the yagnopaveetha in the normal fashion

And then do aachamanam.

Brahma yagnam(sacrifice to Brahma) is the oblation offered to satisfy Devas, Rishis(sages) and Pithrus(ancestors). It is supposed to be performed daily after Madhyannikam, But nowadays it is done mainly on avani avittam days.

4.Maha Samkalpam

a.Aachamanam

b.Shuklam baradharam……..

c.Om bhoo

d.Maha samkalpam

Mamo partha— Preethyartham

Tadeva lagnam sudhinam tadaiva, tharaa balam chandra balam thadaiva , vidhya balam daiva balam tadaiva, Sri Lakshmi pathe te aangriyugam smaramaami

Apavithra pavithro vaa sarvaavasthaam gathopi vaa , ya smareth pundari kaksham, sabahya Abhyanthara shuchi , manasam vaachikam paapam , karmanaa Samuparjitham, Sri Rama smaranenaiva vyopahathi na samshayah .Sree Rama Rama Rama, Tithir Vishnu, Tatha vaarah, Nakshatram Vishnu reva cha, Yogascha karanam chaiva sarvam Vishnu mayam Jagat , Sri Govinda , Govinda, Govinda,

Aadya sri bhagawatha, Aadi vishno, Aadinarayanasya achinthyaya , aparimithaya, sakthyaa, abriyamaanasya, mahaa jaloughasya madhye, paribrhamatham aneka koti brhmaandanam madhye, eka thame, prithvi aptejah vaayavya akasha ahankaradhi -mahatu avyakthaih -aavaranaih- aavruthe- asmin mahathi bramanda-karandaka-madhye aadhara sakthi –koormaa nandathi ashta diggajopari prathishtithasya , athala-vithala-suthala-rasaathala-thalaa thala-mahaathala-pathalakyaih loka sapthakasya upari thale, punya kruthaam nivaasabhuthe bhoor –bhuvar-suvar-mahar-janarr-thapa-satyaakhyai loka shatkasya adho bhage mahaa nalayamana phani raja seshasya sahasra phanaa mani mandala mandithe, dighdanthi-shunda dhanda-uttambhithe, panchasath koti yojana vistheerne, lokaloka –achalena valayithe lavaneshu-sura-sarpi-dhadhi-ksheera-udakaarnavischa parivruthe, jambhu-plaksha-saka-salmali-kusa-krouncha-pushkarakhya saptha dweepanaam madhye, Jamboo dweepe, Bharatha varshe, bharatha kande, prajaapathi kshetre dandakaaranya-chamapakaaranya-vindhyaaranya-veekshaaranya-vedaaranayaadhi, aneka punya aaranyaanam Madhya pradeshe, karma bhoomou, rama –sethu-kedharayoo madya pradaeshe , Bhaageerathi-Gouthami-Krishna veni-Yamuna-Narmadaa-Thungabadhraa-Triveni-Malaapahaarini-kaveri- ithyadi , aaneka punya nadhi viraajithe, Indraprastha-Yamaprastha-Aavanthikaapuri-Hasthinaapuri-Ayodhyaa puri-Maayaa puri-Kasi puri-Kanchi puri-Dwarakaa aadi aneka punya puree viraajithe Sakala jagat srushta, parardha dwaya jeevana, bramana dweethiya parardhe, Pancha sathabdhou, prathame varshe, prathame mase, prathame pakshe, prathame divasae, aahni, dweethiye yame, trithiye muhurthe, swayambhuva-swarochisha-uthama-thamasa-raivatha-chakshu shakheshu, shatsu manusha atheetheshu, sapthame vaivaswathe manvanthare, aashta vimsathi thame, kali yuge, prathame padhe, Jamboo dweepe, Bharatha varshe , Bharatha khande, Mero dakshine parshwe. Asmin varthamane , vyavaharike prabhavaadheenam sashtyah samvatsaranaam madhye , Shri Manmatha nama samvatstare, Dakshinaayane, Varsha rithou,Simha mase(Shravana Mase), shukla pakshe, aadhya pournamasyam shubha tithou, Sthira vasara yukthayam, Shathabishak nakshatra yukthayam, shubhayoga, shubha karana evam guna, viseshana visishtaayam, asyam vartamanayam pournamaasyam shubha thithou.

Anaadhi avidhya vasanaya pravarthamane asmin mahathi samsara chakre vichitrabhih karma gathibhih vichitrasu yonishu punah punah anekadha janithwa kenapi punya karmaviseshena idhaanimthana manushye dwija janma visesham prapthavataha mama janmabhyasat janama prabruthi ethath kshana paryantham , baalye, vayasi kaumare yowane vaardhake cha jagrath swapna sushupthi avasthasu mano vak kaya karmendriya jnanendriya vyaparaih kama-krodha-lobha-moha-madha-mathsaryaadhi sambhavithaanam iha janmani janmanthare cha jnana ajnana kruthaanam maha pathakanaam mahaa patathaka anumanthrattwadeenam , samapathakaanaam upapaathakaanaam malini karanaanam nindhitha dhana dhaano upa jeevanaadeenam aapathrikarananaam jathi bramsa karaanam vihitha karma thyaagaaadeenam jnanadha sakruth kruthanaam ajnanatha asakruth kruthaanam sarveeshaam papaanamsadhya aapanodhanartham

Lakshmi Narayana sannidhou-deva brahmana sannidhou-tryaa trimsath koti devathaa sannidhou-sri visaalakshi sametha vishweshwara swami sannidhou-mahaa ganapathi sannidhou-seetha lakshmana bharatha sathrughna-hanumt sametha sri Rama chandra swami sannidhou-sri rukmani sathyabhama sametha sri gopala Krishna swami sannidhou-hari hara puthra swami sannidhou Taiyshyam pournamasyaam adhyayopakrama karma karishye.Thadangam sravanee pournamasi punyakale sareera shudhartam shuddhodhaka snanam aham karishye.(take a bath or just sprink some water in your head with following mantra)

“ Athi krura maha kaya, kalpanthahanopama,

Bairavaya namasthubhyam anujnam dathu marhasi”

Summary meaning:Here again apart from locating oneself with reference to time , one locates himself with reference to place also.We are supposed to live in Jambu Dweepa, Bharatha Kanda which is south of the great mountain Maha meru.Then again this Bhasratha Kanda is blessed with many holy rivers and holy places.Then prayer is done to God to pardon sins committed by word, thought and deed, because this was done inspite of his great grace which made us be born as human beings after several wheels of birth.Also the sins performed during several ages in life is highlighted.Some of the sins specifically mentioned are those done while earning money without conscience, giving money to improper people, actions which did not suit the caste we are born in, sins due to non performance of actions which ought to have been done and so on. We pray God and tell him that we would take bath in holy pure water and then start the veda parayanas which is our duty as Brahmin.

5.Yagnopaveetha dharana manthram

After bath change the poonal by reciting following mantra.(Please note that now a days very rarely people take bath after mahaa sankalpam but do prokshana snanam i.e bath by sprikling of water on the head).

( Mantram for wearing Poonal)

a.Aachamanam:Shuklaam Bharadharam………. Santhaye

b.Om Bhoo…………..Bhoorbhavaswarom

c.Mamo partha samastha duritha kshya dwara sri paameshwara preethyartham

Sroutha smartha vihitha sadachara nithya karmaanushtanaa yogyatha sidhyartham brhma teja abhivrudyartham yagnopaveetha dharanam karishye.

d.Yagnopaveetha dharana maha manthrasya

Parabrhma rishi(Touch forehead)

Trushtup chanda (touch below nose)

Paramathma devatha (touch heart)

e.Yagnopaveetha dharane viniyoga

Wear Poonal one by one by reciting(poonal should be held by both hands, the tie in the poonal being held above by the right hand facing upwards)

Yagnopaveetham paramam pavithram praja pathe,

Yat sahajam purasthad aayushyam

Agriyam prathi muncha shubram yagnopaveetham balamasthu theja.

f.After wearing all poonals one by one do Aachamanam

g.Remove the old poonals and break them to pieces by reciting

Upaveetham bhinna thanthum jeernam kasmala dooshitham, visrujami jale punarbrahman varcho deergayurasthu me.

 

6.Kanda Rishi Tharpanam

1,Aachamanam

2,Shklaama baradharam

3.Om bhoo

4.Mamo partha samastha durida kshya dwara sri parameshwata preethyartham sravanyaam pournamaasyam adhyoyapakrama karmangam kanda rishi tharpanam karishye.

Wear poonal as garland and do tharpanam using water mixed with thil (black gingely) and akshatha

Each manthra has to be chanted thrice and tharpanam done.

1.Prajapathim kanda rishim tharpayami

2,Somam kanda rishim tharpayami

3.Agnim kanda rishim tharpayami

4.Viswaan devaan kanda rishim tharpayaami

5.Saahinkeer devatha upanishadha tharpayami

6.Yagnigeer devatha upanishadha tharpayaami

7.Vaaruneer devatha upanishadha tharpayami

8.Brhamanagum swayubhuvam tharpayaami

9.Sadasaspathim tharpayami

wear poonal in the normal fashion and then do aachamana.

Summary meaning:Tharpanam means really satisfying.By this tharpanam we satisfy the rishi(sages) of Soma(moon), Agni(fire), Viswaan devan(all gods looking after earth), etc.

7.Vedarambham

Though these are essential part of Avani avittam ,

  1. Chant Vedic manthras

Rigvedam (Om Agnimeele…………)

Yajurvedam (Om Ishe Tworje ……)

Samavedam(Om Agna Aayahi……..)

Atharvavedam(Om shanno………….)

I am not giving this because Vedic manthraas are very diffcult to transliterate in to English and reading them wrongly would be counter productive.(It is Strongly Recommended that the Veda Mantras must be pronounced as per Gurus Directions).

 

8. Gaayathri japam (30-8-2015)

For Yajur, Rig and Sama Vedis

 

1.Aachamanam…

2,Shuklaam baradharam + Shantaye…

3.Om bhoo + Suvarom..

4.Mamo partha samastha duritha kshya dwara sri parameshwara preethyartham

Tadeva lagnam sudhinam tadeva, tharaa balam chandra balam thadeva , vidhya balam daiva balam tadeva, Sri Lakshmi pathethe aangriyugam smaramaami.

Apavithra pavithro vaa sarvaavasthaam gathopivaa , ya smareth pundari kaksham, sabahya abhyantaraha shuchi , manasam vaachikam paapam , karmanaa

Samuparjitham, Sri Rama smaranenaiva vyopahathi na samshayah .Sree Rama Rama Rama Shubhe Shobane muhurthe adya Brahmana dwiteeya paradhe , Swetha varaha kalpe, Vaivaswatha Manvanthare, Ashtavimsathi thame , Kali yuge, Prathame pade, Jambhu Dwipe, Bharatha Varshe,Bhartaha Kande, Meroh Dakshine Parshwe, Sakabdhe, Asmin Varthamane Vyavaharike, Prabhavadinam Sashtiyah Samavathsaranaam Madhye, Jaya nama samvatstare, Dakshinaayane,Varsha rithou, Simha mase ( Shravana Mase), Krishna pakshe, aadhya prathamayam shubha tithou, Bhanu vasara yukthayam,Poorva proshtapada nakshatra yukthaayam shubha yoga shubha karana evam guna viseshana visisishtaayam asyaam vartamanayam Krishna Paksha prathamaayam shubha tithou.

mithyaa Dheetha prayaschittartham ashtothara sahasra samkyaka or yatha shakti gayatri maha manthra japam karishye.

Start from Pranavasya Rishi brahma…. followed by aayathith anuvagasya… and then chant the gaythri manthra 1008 times.

Afterwards do Pranayaman and Achamanam,Namaskaram Abhivaadaye and then complete with

Kayena vacha…….

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti.

Citation with Gratitude.

http://www.vadhyar.com/Upakarma%20Mantram.ph

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Varalakshmi Vrata Mantras Procedure Receipe By Shiva


Varalakshmi Pooja , also called as Varamahalakshmi Vrata is an important Hindu Festival.

This is celebrated in the Shravana Masa, July -August.

Varalakshmi Vrata  2015.

Vralakshmi.jpg Vralakshmi.

28 August Friday.

For Muhurtha for your city Click the Link below.

http://www.drikpanchang.com/festivals/varalakshmi-vratam/varalakshmi-vratam-date-time.html?l=10645&year=2015

 

Varalakshmi Vratam falls during Shukla Paksha of Hindu month Shravan and it is observed on first Friday before Shravan Purnima. Shravan Purnima is observed as Raksha Bandhan in most Indian states. Varalakshmi Vratam also happens to be second Friday in Shravan month. Currently it falls in month of July or August in English calendar.

Varalakshmi Puja is performed by married women for the well-being of husband and the other family members. It is believed that worshipping Goddess Vara-Lakshmi on this day is equivalent to worshipping Ashta-Lakshmi – the eight Goddesses of Wealth (Sri), Earth (Bhu), Learning (Saraswati), Love (Priti), Fame (Kirti), Peace (Shanti), Pleasure (Tushti) and Strength (Pushti).

While the term Sri itself denotes wealth and every thing that is auspicious,there are some more attributes associated with Goddess Mahalakshmi, consort of Lord Vishnu.

They are ,

In abstract Philosophical terms, Sri,Prosperity is

1.Varchasva,  वर्चस्व,

  1. sway (n)
  2. influence (n)
  3. dominance (n)
  4. ascendancy
  5. domination
  6. mastery

2.Ayushyam,Longevity

3.Arogya,Health

4.Dhanya,Cereals, Food,

5.Dhana,Wealth

6.Pasu,Cattle

7.Bahu Puthra( many or Good children)

8.Satha Samvathsaram,Full Life of Hundred Years,

9. Dheerg Atuhu,Ilness free Life

‘Sri Varchaswa Ayushyam Arogyam Mavvthach Choobhaamana aheeyanthe Dhaanya Dhanam Pasu Bahu Puthra Laabham Sadha Samvathsaram Dhhergamaayuhu’

Aaseervatha Mantra.

In in Varalashmi Vrata women , iddition, pray for the Longevity of their Husbands.

One may note that this Vrata Procedure was initiated by Shiva, for worshipng the wife of Vishnu, thereby signifying the unity of Siva and Vishnu.

Procedure.

Start the Pooja at the appointed Muhurtha .

The Mantras. slokas  order is as follows.

Ganapathi Pooja,

Ganapathi Pranaprathshta,

Ganapathi mantras in short,

Ganapathi Aarthi,

Varalakshmi Vrata Sankalpa,

Ganesha Dhyana,

Kalasa Pooja,

Varalakshmi Avahanam.

Angannyasa, Karannyasa,

Pooja,

1.Durga,( one may recite Durga Suktham also as it is very effective along eith the raditional Durga Ashtotra)

2.Sarsvati Astotra,

3.Lakshmi Ashtotra( Recite Sri Suktha as well)

Deeparadhana,

Naivedyam.

Punar Pooja either in the same evening or the next day,.depends on family Traditions.

Durga Ashtotra.

Om Drugayai Namaha
Om Shivayai Namaha
Om Maha Lakshmyai Namaha
Om Maha Gouryai Namaha
Om Chandikaye Namaha
Om Sarva Gynayai Namaha
Om Sarva Lokeshayai Namaha
Om Sarva Karma Phala Pradayai Namaha
Om Sarva Teerdha Mayai Namaha
Om Pun Yayai Namaha
Om Deva Yonaye Namaha
Om Ayoni Jaayai Namaha
Om Bhume Jaayai Namaha
Om Nirgu Nayai Namaha
Om Aadhara Shaktyai Namaha
Om Aanee Shvaryai Namaha
Om Nirgu Nayai Namaha
Om Niramham Karayai Namaha
Om Sarva Garva Vimar Dhinyai Namaha
Om Sarva Loka Priyayai Namaha
Om Vaanyai Namaha
Om Sarva Vidyadhi Devataayai Namaha
Om Parvatyai Namaha
Om Devamatre Namaha
Om Vanee Shayai Namaha
Om Vindya Vasinyai Namaha
Om Tejo Vatyai Namaha
Om Maha Matre Namaha
Om Koti Surya Sama Prabhayai Namaha
Om Deva Tayai Namaha
Om Vahni Rupayai Namaha
Om Sate Jase Namaha
Om Varna Rupinyai Namaha
Om Guna Shayayai Namaha
Om Guna Madhyayai Namaha
Om Guna Traya Vivarji Tayai Namaha
Om Karma Gynana Pradayai Namaha
Om Kantayai Namaha
Om Sarva Samhara Karinyai Namaha
Om Dharma Gynanayai Namaha
Om Dharma Nistayai Namaha
Om Sarva Karma Vivardhi Tayai Namaha
Om Kamakshmai Namaha
Om Kama Samhartyai Namaha
Om Kama Krodha Vivarji Tayai Namaha
Om Shan Karyai Namaha
Om Sham Bhavyai Namaha
Om Shan Tayai Namaha
Om Chandra Suryagni Lochanayai Namaha
Om Suja Yayai Namaha
Om Jaya Bhumi Shtayai Namaha
Om Jaahnavyai Namaha
Om Jana Puji Tayai Namaha
Om Shastrasyai Namaha
Om Shastra Mayyai Namaha
Om Nityayai Namaha
Om Shubhayai Namaha
Om Chandhrardha Mastakayai Namaha
Om Bharatyai Namaha
Om Bramaryai Namaha
Om Kalpayai Namaha
Om Karalyai Namaha
Om Krushana Pingalayai Namaha
Om Bramhai Namaha
Om Narayanyai Namaha
Om Roudryai Namaha
Om Chandra Mruta Pari Srutayai Namaha
Om Jyeshtayai Namaha
Om Indirayai Namaha
Om Maha Mayayai Namaha
Om Jagat Grushtya Dhika Rinyai Namaha
Om Bramhanda Koti Samsdha Nayai Namaha
Om Kaminyai Namaha
Om Kamalaa Layayai Namaha
Om Katya Yanyai Namaha
Om Kalaa Teetayai Namaha
Om Kala Samhara Karinyai Namaha
Om Yoga Nishtayai Namaha
Om Yogi Gamyayai Namaha
Om Yogi Dyeyayai Namaha
Om Tapa Svinyai Namaha
Om Gynana Pupayai Namaha
Om Niraka Rayai Namaha
Om Bhakta Bhishta Phala Pradayai Namaha
Om Bhutatme Kayai Namaha
Om Bhuta Matre Namaha
Om Bhute Shyai Namaha
Om Bhuta Darinyai Namaha
Om Svadhayai Namaha
Om Naree Madhya Gatayai Namaha
Om Shada Dharadi Vardhinyai Namaha
Om Mohitam Shubha Dayai Namaha
Om Shubhrayai Namaha
Om Sukshmayai Namaha
Om Matrayai Namaha
Om Nirala Sayai Namaha
Om Nimna Gayai Namaha
Om Neela Samka Shayai Namaha
Om Nitya Nandayai Namaha
Om Harayai Namaha
Om Paraayai Namaha
Om Sarva Gynana Pradayai Namaha
Om Anamtayai Namaha
Om Satyayai Namaha
Om Durlabha Rupinyai Namaha
Om Sarasvatyai Namaha
Om Sarva Gatayai Namaha
Om Sarva Bheeshta Prada Inyai Namaha.

Lakshmi Ashtotra.

Om prakrutyi namaha
Om Vikrutyi namaha
Om Vidyayai namaha
Om Sarwabhoota hita pradai namaha
Om Sraddayai namaha
Om Vibootai namaha
Om Surabhai namaha
Om Paramatmikamai namaha
Om Vache namaha
Om Padmalai namaha
Om Padmai namaha
Om Suchai namaha
Om Swahai namaha
Om Swathatai namaha
Om Dhanyai namaha
Om Hiranmai namaha
Om Lakshmai namaha
Om Nityapushatai namaha
Om Vibhaavarayai namaha
Om Adityai namaha
Om Deeptai namaha
Om Vasudaai namaha
Om Kamalayai namaha
Om Kantayai namaha
Om Kamakshai namaha
Om Rakrodasambhavai namaha
Om Anugrahapradayai namaha
Om Buddai namaha
Om Anughooai namaha
Om Harivallabhai namaha
Om Asokhai namaha
Om Amrutai namaha
Om Deeptai namaha
Om Lokasokavinasinai namaha
Om Dharmanilayai namaha
Om Karunai namaha
Om Lokamatrai namaha
Om Padmapriyai namaha
Om Padmahastai namaha
Om Padmashai namaha
Om Padmasundrai namaha
Om Padmodbhavai namaha
Om Padmamukhai namaha
Om Padmamaladharai namaha
Om Ramaaai namaha
Om Daivai namaha
Om Padminai namaha
Om Padmagandhinai namaha
Om Punyagandhayai namaha
Om Suprasannai namaha
Om Prasadabhimukhai namaha
Om Prabhai namaha
Om Chandravadanai namaha
Om Chandrai namaha
Om Chandrasahodarai namaha
Om Chaturbhujai namaha
Om Chandraroopai namaha
Om Indirai namaha
Om Induseetalai namaha
Om Ahladajannai namaha
Om Pushtai namaha
Om Sivai namaha
Om Sivakartai namaha
Om Satai namaha
Om Vimalai namaha
Om Viswajannai namaha
Om Pushtai namaha
Om Daridraynasinai namaha
Om Preetipushkaranai namaha
Om Santai namaha
Om Sukla malyambarai namaha
Om Srivai namaha
Om Bhaskarai namaha
Om Bilwanilayai namaha
Om Vararohai namaha
Om Yasiswai namaha
Om Vasunadharai namaha
Om Vudaaragai namaha
Om Harinyai namaha
Om Hemamalinai namaha
Om Dhanadhayakartai namaha
Om Siddiai namaha
Om Shtanasowmayai namaha
Om Subhapradai namaha
Om Nrumavesmagataa nandanai namaha
Om Varalakshmai namaha
Om Vasupradaai namaha
Om Hiranyaprakrai namaha
Om Samudratanai namaha
Om Jayai namaha
Om Mangaladevai namaha
Om Mangalai namaha
Om Devayai namaha
Om Vishnuvakshastalastitai namaha
Om Vishnupatnai namaha
Om Prasannshai namaha
Om Nnarayana samasritrai namaha
Om Daridradamsai namaha
Om Daivai namaha
Om Sarvopradavarinai namaha
Om Navadurgai namaha
Om Mahakalai namaha
Om Brahamavishnusivatmikai namaha
Om Trikalagyana sampanai namaha
Om Bhuvaneswarai namaha
Om Varalakshmai namaha: –

OM Sarasvatyai Namaha
OM Mahaabhadraayai Namaha
OM Mahaamaayaayai Namaha
OM Varapradaayai Namaha
OM Shriipradaayai Namaha
OM Padmanilayaayai Namaha
OM Padmaaxyai Namaha
OM Padmavaktrakaayai Namaha
OM Shivaanujaayai Namaha
OM PustakabhRite Namaha
OM GYaanamudraayai Namaha
OM Ramaayai Namaha
OM Paraayai Namaha
OM Kaamaruupaayai Namaha
OM Mahaavidyaayai Namaha
OM Mahaapaataka naashinyai Namaha
OM Mahaashrayaayai Namaha
OM Maalinyai Namaha
OM Mahaabhogaayai Namaha
OM Mahaabhujaayai Namaha
OM Mahaabhaagaayai Namaha
OM Mahotsaahaayai Namaha
OM DivyaaNgaayai Namaha
OM Suravanditaayai Namaha
OM Mahaakaalyai Namaha
OM Mahaapaashaayai Namaha
OM Mahaakaaraayai Namaha
OM Mahaa.nkushaayai Namaha
OM Piitaayai Namaha
OM Vimalaayai Namaha
OM Vishvaayai Namaha
OM Vidyunmaalaayai Namaha
OM VaishhNavyai Namaha
OM Chandrikaayai Namaha
OM Chandravadanaayai Namaha
OM Chandralekhaavibhuushhitaayai Namaha
OM Saavityai Namaha
OM Surasaayai Namaha
OM Devyai Namaha
OM Divyaala.nkaarabhuushhitaayai Namaha
OM Vaagdevyai Namaha
OM Vasudaayai Namaha
OM Tiivraayai Namaha
OM Mahaabhadraayai Namaha
OM Mahaabalaayai Namaha
OM Bhogadaayai Namaha
OM Bhaaratyai Namaha
OM Bhaamaayai Namaha
OM Govindaayai Namaha
OM GOMatyai Namaha
OM Shivaayai Namaha
OM JaTilaayai Namaha
OM Vindhyaavaasaayai Namaha
OM Vindhyaachalaviraajitaayai Namaha
OM ChaNDikaayai Namaha
OM VaishhNavyai Namaha
OM Braahmayai Namaha
OM BrahmaGYaanaikasaadhanaayai Namaha
OM Saudaamanyai Namaha
OM Sudhaamuurtyai Namaha
OM Subhadraayai Namaha
OM Surapuujitaayai Namaha
OM Suvaasinyai Namaha
OM Sunaasaayai Namaha
OM Vinidraayai Namaha
OM Padmalochanaayai Namaha
OM Vidyaaruupaayai Namaha
OM Vishaalaaxyai Namaha
OM Brahmajaayaayai Namaha
OM Mahaaphalaayai Namaha
OM Trayiimuurtaye Namaha
OM TrikaalaGYaayai Namaha
OM TriguNaayai Namaha
OM ShaastraruupiNyai Namaha
OM ShaMbhaasurapramathinyai Namaha
OM Shubhadaayai Namaha
OM Svaraatmikaayai Namaha
OM Raktabiijanihantryai Namaha
OM ChaamuNDaayai Namaha
OM Ambikaayai Namaha
OM MuNDakaayapraharaNaayai Namaha
OM Dhuumralochanamadanaayai Namaha
OM Sarvadevastutaayai Namaha
OM Saumyaayai Namaha
OM Suraasura namaskRitaayai Namaha
OM Kaalaraatryai Namaha
OM Kalaadharaayai Namaha
OM Ruupasaubhaagyadaayinyai Namaha
OM Vaagdevyai Namaha
OM Varaarohaayai Namaha
OM Vaaraahyai Namaha
OM Vaarijaasanaayai Namaha
OM ChitraaMbaraayai Namaha
OM Chitragandhaayai Namaha
OM Chitramaalyavibhuushhitaayai Namaha
OM Kaantaayai Namaha
OM Kaamapradaayai Namaha
OM Vandyaayai Namaha
OM Vidyaadharasupuujitaayai Namaha
OM Shvetaananaayai Namaha
OM Niilabhujaayai Namaha
OM Chaturvargaphalapradaayai Namaha
OM Chaturaanana saamraajyaayai Namaha
OM Raktamadhyaayai Namaha
OM Nira.njanaayai Namaha
OM Ha.nsaasanaayai Namaha
OM NiilajaNghaayai Namaha
OM BrahmavishhNushivaatmikaayai Namaha.

People wake up early in the morning on Friday and take a bath. Traditionally speaking the waking up time for the puja is the brahma muhurtham. Then the designated puja area and house is cleaned well and a beautiful ‘kolam’ or rangoli is drawn on the intended place of puja.

Next is the preparation of the ‘kalasham or kalash.’ A bronze or silver pot is selected and is cleaned thoroughly and a swastika symbol is drawn and is smeared with sandalwood paste. The kalasham pot is filled with raw rice or water, coins, a single whole lime, five different kinds of leaves, and beetle nut. The items used to fill the kalasham vary from region to region and includes turmeric, comb, mirror, small black bangles and black beads.

The kalasham up to the neck is sometimes covered with a cloth and mango leaves are placed on the mouth of the kalasham. Finally, a coconut smeared with turmeric is used to close the mouth of the kalasham. To this coconut, an image of Goddess Lakshmi is fixed or the image of Lakshmi is drawn using turmeric powder. Now the kalasham symbolically represents Goddess Lakshmi.

In some areas, women place a mirror behind the kalasham. Today, there are also specially made Varalakshmi pots available in the market.

The kalasham is usually placed on a bed of rice. First Lord Ganesha is worshipped. Then begins the Varalakshmi Puja. The puja consists of singing slokas dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi like the Lakshmi Sahasranamam. Arati is performed on the kalasham. Different types of sweets are offered. Some people offer pongal. In some areas women tie yellow thread on their hands.

The woman who is observing the Varalakshmi Puja abstains from eating certain kind of food and this varies from region to region. In some regions, women fast till the puja period.

Thamboolam – betel leaf, areca nut and slaked lime – is offered to women in the locality and in the evening an arati is offered.

The next day, that is on Saturday, after taking a bath the kalasham is dismantled and the water in the kalasham is sprinkled in the house. If rice is used then it is mixed with rice in the house.

There are no hard and fast rules in performing the Varalakshmi Puja and you can be flexible on the puja items. Even a simple prayer will please Goddess Lakshmi.

The legend.

On one occasion, Parvati and Parameswara were playing a game of paramapatham. Parvati was winning game after game by the rules, but Parameswara is said to have claimed the victory at each game, wantonly, to Parvati’s intense chagrin. So Parvati demanded to have an umpire and one Chitranemi, a creation of Parameswara, was chosen. As an underling of Parameswara, he sided with his master most unjustly. This provoked Parvati’s anger and she cursed Chitranemi that he should become a leper for discharging his duty in this most unfair manner.

When Chitranemi begged Parvati’s forgiveness and Parameswara added his entreaties to it, she is said to have relented and modified the curse by adding that he would be cured of his leprosy by observing the Vara Lakshmi Vrata. By doing this, Chitranemi was, it is said, rid of the loathsome disease.

The history of the origin Of the Vara Lakshmi Vrata is rather interesting. Lakshmi is said to have visited a pious woman by name Sarmadi, living in the city of Kuntinapura in Magadha (Bihar), in one of her dreams and expressed her satisfaction at her devotion to her children. When she woke up from her sleep, she took a bath and worshiped Lakshmi to ensure her blessings. When the other ladies heard of her dream and her worship of Lakshmi, they too began to worship her, and the custom is then said to have spread everywhere throughout the land in course of time….

This is a pooja that was pronounced by no other than Lord Parameswara to be performed by his consort Parvathi to seek prosperity and happiness for the family. Thus it came to be emulated by married women who sought boons (varam) for the health, wealth and knowledge for the entire family. In some cases, women prayed for being blessed with children.

Naivedyam.

General Neivedhya Items for the pooja

Salyannam Plain white cooked rice
Kruthakula Payasam Paruppu Payasam(Dal Kheer)
Mashapubam Ulundhu vadai (Urid dal vada)
Kudapubam Appam
Lattugam Pacharisi Idly
Sanagam Kondaikadalai Sundal(Chick peas sundal)
Modhagam Kozhukattai
Nalikerakandam Coconut break into half
Kathalepalam Banana
Patharepalam Ilandhapazham(Ber)
Jambubalam Navarpazham(indian blackberry)
Peejapurapalam) Guva fruit
Narthapalam Orange/ sweet lime

Citations.

http://www.subbuskitchen.com/2010/08/varalakshmi-vrathamvaralakshmi-pooja.html#.VdLK3bKqqkq

Visit the Link above for recipe for these items.

http://www.hindu-blog.com/2007/08/how-to-perform-varalakshmi-puja.html

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