Thursday, 23 June 2011

Nithya Pooja Vedhi

Nithya Pooja Vedhi

(Daily Pooja Procedure)


List of pooja items needed

·          Kumkum
·          Termeric (hadli)
·          Akshantam (mix little bit of kumukum or turmeric, ghee or oil in rice)
·          Sandalwood paste
·          Fruits & flowers
·          Betel leaves and Betel nuts
·          Pancha patra (preferred sliver or copper plate, tumbler, spoon (udrani))
·          Water
·          Champhor (karpoor for aarati) & plate for aarati
·          Oil lamps (preferred ghee, castrol oil, til oil)
·          Bell
·          Agarbati
·          Dhoop
·          Naivadyam / Prasadam

Deva-t-archana

Om guru-bramha guru-vishnu guru-devo maheshvarah

Guru-sakshat para-bramha-tasmai sree gurave-namah

Gayatri Prardhana

om mukta vidru-mahe-manila dhavala-cha-yair-mukai-srikshanaih

yukta vindu-kala-nibandha-ratna makutam tatvardha-varnatmikam
gayatri varada-bhayamku-shakashah shubram kapalam-gadam
shankham chakra-madhara-vinda yugalam hastairvaha nitimbhaje.

Gayatri mantram

Om bhurbha-vasuvah tatsa-viturva-renyam

Bhargo-devasya-dhimahih dhiyo-yonah pracho-dayat

Dhiparadhana
(light the two oil lamp kept in front of the god)
Dhipam-joti para-bhramha dhipam sarvata-mopaham

Dhipena sadhyate sarvam puja-samaye dhipam namostute


Achamanam

Om keshavaya-swaha       (take one sip of tirtam/water from pancha patra)
Om narayanaya-swaha                      (take one sip of tirtam/water from pancha patra)
Om madhavaya-swaha                      (take one sip of tirtam/water from pancha patra)
Om govindaya namah         (now take tirtam and pour it into the pancha patra)
Om vishnave namah
Om madhusudanaya namah
Om trivikramaya namah
Om vamanaya namah
Om sree dharaya namah
Om hrushi-keshaya namah
Om padma-nabhaya namah
Om damodaraya namah
Om sankarsha-naya namah
Om vasu-devaya namah
Om pradyum-naya namah
Om annirudhaya namah
Om purushottamaya namah
Om adhokshajaya namah
Om narasimhaya namah
Om achyutaya namah
Om janardanaya namah
Om upendhraya namah
Om haraye namah
Om sree krushnaya namah

Ring the bell as you chant the following mantra

Aagamaartham tu Devanaam, Gamanaartham tu rakshasaam. Kurvey ghantaa ravam thathra Devataahvaan - lakshanam!!

Ganapati prardhana
shuklam-baradharam vishnum sasi-varnam chaturbujam
prasanna-vadanam dhyayet sarva-vighnopa-shantaye

Prana-yamamu
(chanting this mantram you have to hold your right hand on nose as mentioned, hold the middle and index finger in between your eye brows, thumb on right nostrils, ring finger and little finger on left nostrils, hold it gently)
om bhuh om-bhuvah om suvah om mahah om janah
om tapah om-satyam om-tatsa-vitur-varenyam
bhargo devasya dhimahi dhiyo-yonah prachodayat
om apo-jyoti rasomrutam bramha bhurba-vasuvarom

Pooja Sankalpam

Let the right palm rest on the right knee facing upwards. Cover it with the left palm chant the following mantra:

OM Mamopaatha Samashta, Duritha kshaya dwara, Shri parameswara preethyartham, Asmin shubha muhurthey, Jnyaana Vairagya Siddhyartham, Vidhya-Vinaya praapthyartham Shri sadguru prasaada-siddhyartham cha Shri Saraswathi poojaam karishyey!!
Om Srimaan Maha-Ganaa-dhipathaye namah, Sri Gurubhyo namah, Sri Saraswathyey namah, Sri Vedaaya namah, Sri Veda-purushaaya namah, Ishta devathaa-bhyo namah, Kula-devathaa-bhyo namah, Sthana-devathaa-bhyo namah, Grama-devathaa-bhyo namah, Vaasthu-devathaa-bhyo namah, Sachi Purandaraa-bhyam namah, Umaa maheshwaraa-bhyaam namah, maathaa pitrubhyaam namah, Lakshmi- Naarayanaabhyaam namah, Sarvebhyo devebhyo namo namah, Sarvebhyo-braahmanebhyo namo namah, Yetad-karma-pradhaana-devathaabhyo namah Dhana-Maha Laksmei namah
sree laksmi-venkateshvara swami devata-mudishya
sree lakshmi-venkateshvara swami prityardham kalasha pujam karshye


Kalasha puja
kalasham gandha-pushpa-kshatai rabhyarchya (pour water, akshantam, flower in the kalasham and apply gandham on three sides)
tadupari hastam nidhaya (place your right hand on kalasham and chant the following mantra)
(take the water from kalash and sprinkle on god, pooja articles & yourself)

Kalashah Prarthana:

Kalashah kirthim-aayushyam prajnaam, medhaam, shriyam, balam
Yogyathaam paapahaanim cha, punyam vraddhim cha saadhayeth
Sarva thirthamayo yasmaath, sarva devamayo yathah
Athah haripriyosi twam, Poorna-kumbham namosthuthe.
Kalasha-devathabhyo namah - SPAS
Ganapati puja
adha maha ganapati pujam karishye

Vakra tunda mahakaya, suryakoti samaprabha, Nirvignam kuru mey devaa, sarva karyeshu sarvadaa. Om shri Maha Ganapataye namaha.

Offer a flower

Gurur brahma, Guru Vishnu, Gurur devoh maheshwaraha, Guruh saakshaath param brahma, tasmai shri guravey namaha Om shri Gurubhyo namaha

Devatha Aavaahanam :-

Touch your chest with left palm, touch also the feet of the goddess with right palm and chant :

Aagachch deva deveshey, tejo raashey jaga janni, kriya maannaam mayaa pooja, gruhaan sura sattamey. Om shri saraswathyey Namaha ! Aavaahayaami !!

Aasanam :-

Offer flower, akshata at the feet of the goddess chanting :-

Om shri Saraswathyey Namah ! Aasanam Samarpayaami !!

Paadhyam :-

Offer a spoonful of water at the feet of Goddess chanting :-

OM Shri saraswathyey Namah ! Paadhyam samarpayaami !!

Arghyam :-

Offer a spoonful of water to the Goddess chanting :-

OM Shri Saraswathyey Namaha ! Arghyam Samarpayaami !!

Aachamanam :-

Pour down a spoonful of water chanting :-

OM Shri Saraswathyey Namaha ! Aachamanam Samarpayaami !!

Snaaneeyam :-

Sprinkle water gently chanting :

OM Sri Saraswathyey Namaha ! Snaaneeyam Samarpayaami !!

Vastram :-

Offer a flower / akshata to the Goddess chanting :

OM Shri Saraswathyey Namaha Shubra Vastram Samarpayaami.

Gandha lepanam :-

Apply sandalpaste and kumkum on the forehead, and feet of the Goddess chanting :-

OM Shri Saraswathyey Namaha ! Gandham Samarpayaami !!

Akshatha :-

Smear the rice with kumkum. Offer it at the feet of the Goddess chanting :-

OM Shri Saraswathyey Namaha ! Akshathaan Samarpayaami !!

Pushpam :-

Offer flower / garland to the Goddess chanting :-

OM Shri Saraswathyey Namaha / Pushpaani Samarpayaami

Archana :-

Take a flower / tulsi leaf / akshata, chanting one name of the Goddess, offer it at the feet of Goddess.

Chant ashotottara shatanamavali of the god to whom you are performing this pooja

Dhupam Deepam :-

Light up the Agarbhathi & small lamp, show it to the Goddess, ringing the bell with the left hand, chant :

OM Shri Saraswathyey Namaha ! Dhupam Aaghraapayaami !!

Om shri Saraswathyey Namaha, Deepam darshayaami.

Naivedyam :-

Keep the prasadam (fruits, Paayasam, Vada, Coconut) in a plate in front of the Goddess. Put a tulsi leaf on it. Close your eyes, joining the palms, chant the mantra offering mentally the naivedyam to the Goddess.

OM bhur bhuvasuvaha, that sa vithur varenyam Bhargo devasya dheemahi, dhiyo yonah prachodayaath !!

Take 2 spoonful of water on your right palm, circumbulate the water drops around the naivedyam chanting :-

Deva Savitha Prasuva

Again 2 spoonful as above :

Satyam twarthena parishinchami

Take 2 spoonful on your right palm, and drop it on your right side near the Prasadam saying :

Amrathahopastarana masi


Make gesture of offering to the Goddess chanting

OM pranaaya swaha OM Apaanaya swaha OM Vyaanaya swaha OM Udaanaaya swaha OM Samaanaaya swaha OM Brahmaney swaha

Drop 2 spoonful of water through right palm on the right side of the naivedyam saying :

OM shri Saraswathyey Namaha ! Naivedyam Nivedayaami !!

Drop 2 spoonful of water on right side of naivedyam :

Nivedanan antaram aachamaniyam samarpayaami

2 drops - repeat Madhyey Madhyey amruta paaniyam samarpayaami

2 drops - repeat Amrutaapidhaa namasi

2 drops - repeat Hasta prakshaalanam samarpayaami

2 drops - repeat Paadha prakshaalanam samarpayaami

2 drops - repeat Aachamaniyam samarpayaami

Then offer Tulsi leaves or flowers at the feet of the Goddess after chanting :

" Poogi phala samaayuktam, Naagavalli dalai yurtham Karpoora churna sanyuktam Taamboolam prati gruhataam Taamboolam Samarpayaami

Mangala Neerajanam :-

Light up the camphor, show it to the Goddess, also ringing the bell with the left hand, chant :-

Na thathra suryo bhaathi, Na chandra taarakam Nemaa Vidhyutho bhaanthi kuthoyam agnihi !! Thameva bhaantham anubhaathi sarvam, Thasya bhaasa sarvamidham vibhaathi

Om sri Saraswathyey namaha ! Karpoora Neeraajanam samarpayaami !! Mangala Neeraajanam samarpayaami !!

Sarva-mangala mangalye sive-sarvarda sadike
                Sharanye-tryambake-devi narayani namostute.

Om sarvesham svastirbavatu
Om sarvesham shantirbhavatu
Om sarvesham purnambhatu
Om shantih shantih shantih

                Uttara karpura nirajanam samarpayami
                Nirajananantaram achamaniyam samarpayami
Achamni yanantaram pushpanim samarpayami


Pushpaanjali :-

With folded hand pray and offer flowers & tulsi

OM sri Saraswathyey Namaha ! Pushpaanjalim Samarpayaami !!

Pradakshina Namaskaram

While standing, turn round in a clockwise manner at the same spot thrice, with joined palms, chanting,

Yaani kaani cha paapaani Janmaanthara Krithaani cha ! Thaani Thaani Vinashyanthi pradakshina padey padey !!

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