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Place Of Water In Hinduism Mantra Pushpam


Hinduism accord the highest respect for the Elements of Nature, Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether,Prithivi,Appu,Theyu, Vayu and Aakasa.

Water is Sustains Life.

Mantra Pushpam Text and meaning.

The Mantra Pushpam image from http://sanskritdocuments.org/doc_veda/

Water transmits mantra Power by carrying the Blessing and Curse.

Hinduism lays down that water is not to be kicked/splashed at Will.

It has to be given respect.

There are rules for Drinking water.

Water should not be sipped directly from the Glass or Tumbler by touching it with the lips,

It has to be drunk by taking in from a vessel(small one) directly into the mouth and be absorbed in small gulps.

Nor should one slurp water, nor should one lick the water in the  lips .

Water should be drawn from a well in the house.

Preferable to keep the water in a Copper vessel.

Water is used for Daily oblations and there are procedures in procuring , storing and using the water  for the Idols for bathing them.

In Yagnas and Poojas water is purified by Mantras, there are Snana Mantras and Sukthas to be used.

For Idols, Sri Rudram, Chamakam Purusha Suktha, Vishnu Suktha, Narayana Suktha, Laksmi Suktha,and Durga Suktha are to be recited.

Water is used for purifying the food by performing Parishichana, the act of purifying food with the Mantras.

One should keep water in storage for a maximum period of six hours.

No Pooja or Yagna is complete with out the Mantra Pushpam, where water is revered and worshipped .

The Mantra Pushpam.

Mantra Pushpam Text, Meaning.

“Yopam puspam veda
Puspavan prajavan pasuvan bhavati
Candramava Apam puspam
Puspavan, Prajavan pasuman bhavati
Ya Evam Veda

Yopa mayatanam Veda
Ayatanam bhavati.

He who understands the flowers of water,

He becomes the possessor of flowers, children and cattle.

Moon is the flower of the water,

He who understands this fact,

He becomes the possessor of flowers, children and cattle.

He who knows the source of water,

Becomes established in himself,

Agnirva Apamayatanam
Ayatanavan Bhavati
Yo agnerayatanam Veda
Ayatanavan bhavati
Apovagner ayatanam
Ayatanavan bhavati
Ya Evam Veda

Yopa mayatanam Veda
Ayatanavan bhavati

Fire is the source of water,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself,

Water is the source of fire,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself.

He who knows the source of water,

Becomes established in himself,

Vayurva Apamaya tanam
Ayatanavan bhavati.
Yova Yorayatanam Veda
Ayatanavan bhavati|
Apovai va yorayatanam
Ayatanavan bhavati.
Ya Evam veda

Yopamayatanam Veda
Ayatanavan Bhavati

Air is the source of water,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself,

Water is the source of air,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself.
He who knows the source of water,

Becomes established in himself,

Asowvai tapanna pamayatanam
Ayatanavan bhavati
Yo musya tapata Ayatanan Veda
Ayatanavan bhavati
Apova Amusyatapata Ayatanam
Ayatanavan bhavati
Ya Evam Veda

Yopa mayatanam Veda
Ayatanavan bhavati

Scorching sun is the source of water,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself,

Water is the source of scorching sun,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself.

He who knows the source of water,

Becomes established in himself,

Candrama Vama pamayatnam
Ayatanavan bhavati.
Yascandra masa Ayatanam Veda
Ayatanavan bhavati
Apovai Candra masa Ayatanam
Ayatanavan bhavati
Ya Evam Veda

Yo pamayatanam veda
Ayatanavan bhavati

Moon is the source of water,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself,

Water is the source of moon,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself.

He who knows the source of water,

Becomes established in himself,

Nakshtrani va Apamayatanam
Ayatanavan bhavati
Yo Nakshtrana mayatanam Veda
Ayatanavan bhavati
Apovai Nakshtrana mayatanam
Ayatanavan bhavati
Ye evam Veda

Yopamaya tanam Veda
Ayatanavan bhavati

Stars are the source of water,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself,

Water is the source of stars,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself.

He who knows the source of water,

Becomes established in himself,

Parjanyova apamayatanam
Ayatanavan bhavati
Yah parjanyasya syayatinam Veda
Ayatanavan bhavati
Apovai parjanya Syayatanam
Ayatanavan bhavati
Ye Evam veda

Yopa maya tanam Veda
Ayatanavan bhavati

Clouds are the source of water,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself,

Water is the source of clouds,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself.
He who knows the source of water,

Becomes established in himself,

Samvastaro Va Apamayatanam
Ayatavan bhavati
Yassavatsa rasyaya tanam Veda
Ayatavan bhavati.
Apovai samvasara ayatanam
Ayatanavan bhavati
Ya Evam veda

Yopsu Navam pratistitam veda
Pratyeva tistati

Rainy season is the source of water,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself,

Water is the source of rainy season,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself.

He who knows that there is a raft is available,

Becomes established in that raft.

{This stanza is included in some versions of mantra Pushpam

Om thad Brahma,                 Om it is Brahma

Om Thad Vayu.                     Om it is air

Om Thad Athma                    Om it is the soul

Om Thad Sathyam                 Om it is the truth

Om That Sarvam                    Om it is everything

Om That puror nama              Om salutations to that Purusha

Anthascharathi bhootheshu Guhyam Viswa Murthishu

     That which is inside all beings secretly is that Universal God

Thvam Yajna             You are the fire sacrifice,

Thwam vashatkara   You are the the personification of Vedic sacrifice

Thwam Indra             You are the Indra

Thvam vayu               You are the air

Thvam Rudra            You are the Rudra

Vishnus thvam          You are the Vishnu

Brahmasthvam          You are the Brahma

Thvam prajaipathi     You are the Lord of all beings

Om Thadhapa apo jyothi raso amrutham brahma bhur bhuvasuvarom

Om water is light, the essence is the nectar and the concept of Brahma is in all the seven worlds.}

Rajadhi rajaya Prasahya Sahine|
Namo Vayam Vai Sravanaya Kurmahe
Samekaman Kama Kamaya mahyam
Kamesvaro Vai Sravano dadatu
Kuberaya Vai Sravanaya
Maha rajaya Namah.

(This last stanza is normally recited by priests while giving back prasada after performing an Archana in all temples)

King of kings , we praise thee,

Who is the giver of all victories,

Who is the fulfiller of all desires,

Please bless me with wealth,

To fulfill all our  desires,

Oh,  Kubhera*, we praise thee,

Salutations to the king of kings.

* Kubhera is the Lord of wealth.”

Source.

http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/ve8.htm

 

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