Sri Sathya Sai Vrata Pooja- Part 3 A- Procedure for the Guru and Ganapati Prayers

POOJA PRAARAMBHAM

(Commencement of the Pooja)

ATHA GURU PRAARTHANAH

The devotee should have before him a small vessel with water and a spoon in it as also a plate. This plate is to be used for pouring spoonfuls of water from time to time as the Pooja proceeds.

He should commence Pooja with his open palms joined together in Namaskar.

Sri Gurubhyo Namah, Harih. Om. Gurave Sarva Lokaanaam Bhishaje Bhava Roginaam. Nidhaye Sarva Vidyaanaam. Dakshinaa Moorthaye Namah.

Aagamaarthanthu Devaanaam, Gamanaarthanthu Raakshasaam, Kuru Ghantaa Ravam Thathra, Devatha Aahvaana Laanchanam. Ghantaa Dwanim Kruthvaa.

Bell should be rung here.

Bhootho-Cchaatanam Kruthvaa. Aachamya.

Here water should be sipped thrice, one spoonful at a time. A spoonful of water is poured into the right palm, which should be taken to the lips and the water is sipped after intoning one of the following three names of Sri Maha Vishnu.

Kesavaaya swaahaa. (Sip) Naarayanaaya swaahaa. (Sip) Maadhavaaya swaahaa. (Sip)

Then, folding both palms in Namaskar-posture, the devotee should utter the following names of Sri Maha Vishnu: –

Govindaaya Namah

Vishnave Namah

Madhusoodanaaya Namah

Thrivikramaaya Namah

Vaamanaaya Namah

Sreedharaaya Namah

Hrusheekesaaya Namah

Padmanaabhaaya Namah

Daamodaraaya Namah

Sankarshanaaya Namah

Vaasudevaaya Namah

Pradyumnaaya Namah

Aniruddhaaya Namah

Purushothamaaya Namah

Adhokshajaaya Namah

Naarasimhaaya Namah

Achyuthaaya Namah

Janaardanaya Namah

Upendraaya Namah

Haraye Namah.

Sri Krishnaaya Namah

Uthishthanthu Bhootha Pishaachaah, Ethe Bhoomi Bhaarakaah, Etheshaam Avirodhena, Brahma Karma Samaarabhe.

PRAANAAYAAM

Om Bhooh, Om Bhuvah, Om Suvah, Om Mahah, Om Janah, Om Thapah, Om Sathyam, Om Thath Savithur Varenyam. Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi. Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayaath. Om Aapo Jyothi Rasomrutham, Brahma Bhoorbhuvassuvarom.

SANKALPAM

Mama Upaatha Duritha Kshaya Dvaaraa, Sri Paramesvara Preethyartham, Subhe, Sobhane, Muhoorthe, Sri Mahaa Vishnuraajnayaa, Pravartha Maanasya, Adya Brahmanah, Dvitheeya Paraarthe, Svetha Varaaha Kalpe, Vaivaswatha Manvanthare, Kaliyuge, Prathama Paade, (Jamboo Dveepe Bharatha Varshe, Bharatha Khande, Asmin, Varthamaana, Vyavahaarika, Chaandra Maanena … Samvatsare … Aayane, … Maase … Pakshe … Thithou … Vaasare … Subha Nakshathre, Subha Karane, Evam Guna Viseshana, Visishthaayaam, Subha Thithow, … Gothrah,)

Those outside India may omit the words within brackets.

Srimaan/Srimathi…. (Here name of the devotee is to be given), Naamadheyah, Dharma Pathnee Samethasya, (Only if the devotee and his wife are together doing the Pooja), Mama Saha Kutumbaanaam, Kshema, Sthairya, Vijaya, Abhaya,

Aayuraarogya Aishvarya Abhivruddhyartham, Dharma Artha Kaama Moksha Chathurvidha Purushaartha Phalaa Vaapthyartham, Chinthitha Manoratha Siddhyartham, Sarva Devathaatheetha Swaroopa, Sarva Manthra Swaroopa, Sarva Yanthra Swaroopa, Sathya Sai Devathaam Uddissya, Sri Sathya Sai Devathaa Preethyartham, Dhyaana, Aavaahanaadi Shodashopachaara Poojaam Karishye.

KALASAARAADHANAM

Thadanga Kalasaaraadhanam Karishye.

In a pancha paathra (a small cylindrical vessel made of copper, used during traditional rituals by Hindu worshippers) filled with water, a spoon is placed. The vessel should be decorated on the outside with sandalwood paste and turmeric paste and dotted with vermilion. A flower and a few grains of akshathas (yellow rice) are to be dropped in the vessel. It is now ready for use and is termed Kalasam.

The devotee should now cover the mouth of the Kalasam with his open palm while reciting the following:

Kalasasya Mukhe Vishnuh, Kanthe Rudra Samaasrithah, Moole Thathra Sthitho Brahma, Madhye Maathruganaa Smruthaah, Kukshowthu Saagaraa Sarve Sapthadveepaa Vasundharaa. Rigvedo-adha Yajurvedah Saamavedoh Adharvanah. Angaishcha Sahithaah Sarve Kalasanthu Samaasrithaah. Gangecha, Yamunechaiva, Godaavari, Sarasvathee, Narmade, Sindhu, Kaaveree, Jalesmin Sannidhim kuru. Kalasodakena Devam Aathmaanam Poojaa Dravyaani Samprokshya.

Here water from the Kalasam should be sprinkled lightly, using a flower, on the Pooja materials, on the deity and also on the devotee’s own head.

Atha Sathya Saayee Vratha Saangathaa Siddhyartham, Nirvighnena Pari Samaapthyartham Sri Mahaa Ganapathi Poojaam Karishye.

ATHA GANAPATHI POOJA

Atha Ganaathipathaye Namah. Dhyayami, Aavaahayaami,

(A spoonful of water should be poured into the plate kept before the devotee and repeat it at the end of each “Samarpayami”)

Nava Rathna Simhaasanam Samarpayaami. Paadayoh Paadyam Samarpayaami. Hasthayoh Arghyam Samarpayaami. Mukhe Aachamaneeyam Samarpayaami. Sri Mahaa Ganaadhipathaye Namah. SnaanamSamarpayaami. Sri Mahaa Ganaadhipathaye Namah. Snaana-Anantharam Suddha Aachamaneeyam Samarpayaami. Sri Mahaa Ganapathaye Namah. Snaana-Anantharam Vasthra Yugmam Samarpayaami.

A pair of new clothes or cotton pressed by moistened fingers into thin, flat pieces., are placed

Sri Mahaa Ganapathaye Namah. Yajnopaveetham Samarpayaami. (Sacred thread made of cotton sliver).

Sri Mahaa Ganapathaye Namah. Srigandham Samarpayaami. (Sandalwood paste).

Sri Mahaa Ganapathaye Namah. Alankaranaartham Akshathaan Samarpayaami. (Akshathas)

Sri Mahaa Ganapathaye Namah. Doorvaadi Naanaa Vidha Parimala Pushpaani Samarpayaami. (Flowers)

After chanting each following line ending with ‘Namah’ the devotee should place a flower at the feet of Maha Ganapathi.

Om Sumukhaaya Namah

Om Ekadanthaaya Namah

Om Kapilaaya Namah

Om Gaja Karnakaaya Namah

Om Lambodaraaya Namah

Om Vikataaya Namah

Om Vighna Raajaaya Namah

Om Ganaadhipaaya Namah

Om Dhoomakethave Namah

Om Gana-Adhyakshaaya Namah

Om Phaala Chandraaya Namah

Om Gaja-Aananaaya Namah

Om Vakra Thundaaya Namah

Om Shoorpa Karnaaya Namah

Om Herambaaya Namah

Om Skanda Poorvajaaya Namah

Om Sri Mahaa Ganapathaye Namah.

Naanaa Vidha Parimala Pushpa Akshathaan Samarpayaami. (Flowers and akshathas) Dhoopam Aaghraapayami.(A lighted joss-stick or incense) Deepam Darsayaami. (A lighted Jyothi) Dhoopa Deepa-Anantharam Aachamaneeyam Samarpayaami.

(A spoonful of water from the Kalasam is poured into the plate before the devotee.)

Naivedyam-offering of prasad: Here a piece of jaggery (gur) will be offered.

Om Bhoor bhuvassuvah. Thath Savithur Varenyam. Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi. Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayaath. Devasavithah Prasuva.

Water from the Kalasam should be sprinkled, using a flower, on the Naivedyam.

Sathyam Thvarthena Parishanchaami. Amruthamasthu. Amruthopastharanamasi. Sri Mahaa Ganapathaye Namah. Gudopahaara Naivedyam Samarpayaami.

The devotee should gently wave his open palm from the Naivedyam towards the deity, symbolizing that he is offering it for the deity’s pleasure.

Om Praanaaya Swaahaa, Om Abaanaaya Swaahaa, Om Vyaanaaya Swaahaa. Om Udaanaaya Swaahaa, Om Samaanaaya Swaahaa. Om Brahmane Swaahaa.

Place a spoonful of water in the plate after chanting each following line Madhye Madhye Paaneeyam Samarpayaami.

Amruthaapidhaanamasi. Uthara Aaposhanam Samarpayaami. Mahaa Ganapathaye Namah. Hasthow Prakshaalayaami. Paadow Prakshaalayaami. Suddha Aachamaneeyam Samarpayaami. Mahaa Ganapathaye Namah. Sadakshina Thaamboolam Samarpayaami.

(Place Betel leaves and betel nuts, together with a coin)

Mahaa Ganapathaye Namah. Suvarna Manthra Pushpam Samarpayaami.

(Place Flowers in the plate)

Sri Mahaa Ganapathaye Namah. Aathma Pradakshina Namaskaaraan Samarpayaami.

The devotee should stand up. He should go round himself with palms joined in Namaskar. Three rounds are to be taken. Then he should sit down and proceed with the Pooja.

Yasya Smrithyaacha Naamokthyaa Thapah Poojaa Kriyaadishu, Nyoonam Sampoornathaam Yaathi Sadyo Vande Ganaadhipa. Manthra Heenam Kriyaa Heenam Bhakthi Heenam Ganaadhipa, Yath Poojitham Mayaa Deva Paripoornam Thadasthu The.

The devotee should offer Namaskar (pranam) to the deity.

Anayaa Dhyaana Aavaahanaadi Shodasopachaara Poojaayaam-cha, Bhagavan Sarvaathmakah, Mahaa Ganapathih Supreetho Suprasanno Varado Bhavathu. Mama Ishtha Kaamyaartha Siddhirasthu.

Again the devotee should offer Namaskar to the deity.

Maha Ganapathi Prasadam Sirasaa Dhaarayaami.

The devotee should respectfully take a flower from the Pooja of Lord Ganapathi and place it on his own head as Prasadam.

 

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