How to worship Goddess Laxmi in Deepawali 2018

 

Compiled, Arranged and Written by
 
Rakesh Jamwal and Rahul Hr

The word Diwali has originated from Deepavali, and root name is taken from the Deepawali word whereas deep means (lamp) + avali means (row), putting Lamps in a row or in a sequence. Deepavali is thus a row of lamps. During Diwali, lamps are lit everywhere where darkness is there.

HistoryWhen Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya after completing fourteen years in exile, His subjects celebrated by lighting lamps. Since then, the festival of Diwali has been celebrated.

The spiritual meaning of Diwali‘By killing the demon Narkasur, Shrikrushna freed people from an attitude of indulgence in worldly pleasures, jealousy, unrighteousness and negative attitudes and made them happy by giving thoughts of God (or Divine thoughts), which is what Diwali is about. We have been celebrating Diwali year after year merely as a custom. Today the festival has lost its true meaning. If after comprehending this hidden meaning our knowledge is kindled, then the ignorance in the form of darkness will reduce. Also, the domination by people with demoniacal tendencies of enjoying worldly pleasures and indulging in unrighteous attitudes, over the righteous, will reduce.Why we Celebrate Lakshmi in Deepawali

Goddess Lakshmi is the Hindu Goddess of wealth. She is worshipped by all households devotes and is associated with the festival of Deepawali when people offer special prayers to her to invite her into their homes. Lakshmi Puja is performed for prosperity, material abundance, and spiritual prosperity. She is worshipped to remove troubles that prevent us from starting a spiritual path or business.

Lakshmi Pujan (Sanskrit: लक्ष्मी पूजा), celebrated on Amavasya (new moon day) of  the Krishna Paksha (Dark fortnight) in the Vikram Samvat, month of Ashwin, on the third day of Tihar and is considered as the main festive day of Deepawali.

The most auspicious time for the puja is decided when “Amavasya tithi” prevails during “Pradosh Kaal” or the evening time. On this day, the sun enters its second course and passes the constellation Libra, which is represented by the balance or scale. Hence, the sign of Libra is believed to suggest the balancing and closing of account books.

This Year Deepawali Muhurata : 2018 Diwali Puja Muhurat :
 


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Delhi – 17:57 to 19:53

 

Noida – 17:57 to 19:52

 

Pune – 18:27 to 20:27

 

Jaipur – 18:06 to 20:02

 

Chennai – 18:10 to 20:07
Mumbai – 18:31 to 20:31
Kolkata – 17:23 to 19:21
Gurgaon – 17:58 to 19:54
Hyderabad – 18:11 to 20:11
Bengaluru – 18:21 to 20:17
Ahmedabad – 18:25 to 20:23
Chandigarh – 17:55 to 19:50

 

 

Pradosh Kaal Muhurat

 

Lakshmi Puja Muhurta = 17:57 to 19:53
Duration = 1 Hour 55 Mins
Pradosh Kaal = 17:27 to 20:06
Vrishabha Kaal = 17:57 to 19:53
Amavasya Tithi Begins = 22:27 on 6/Nov/2018
Amavasya Tithi Ends = 21:31 on 7/Nov/2018

Mahanishita Kaal Muhurat

 

Lakshmi Puja Muhurta = None
Duration = 0 Hours 0 Mins
Mahanishita Kaal = 23:38 to 24:31+
Simha Kaal = 24:28+ to 26:45+
Amavasya Tithi Begins = 22:27 on 6/Nov/2018
Amavasya Tithi Ends = 21:31 on 7/Nov/2018

Choghadiya Puja Muhurat

 

Auspicious Choghadiya Muhurat for Diwali Lakshmi Puja
Morning Muhurta (Labh, Amrit) = 06:41 – 09:23
Morning Muhurta (Shubh) = 10:44 – 12:05
Afternoon Muhurta (Char, Labh) = 14:46 – 17:28
Evening Muhurta (Shubh, Amrit, Char) = 19:07 – 21:31

Lakshmi Puja Muhurat

According to the Drikpanchang.com On Diwali, Lakshmi Puja should be done during Pradosh Kaal which starts after sunset and approximately lasts for 2 hours and 24 minutes. Some sources propose Mahanishita Kaal also to perform Lakshmi Puja. Mahanishita Kaal is best suited for Tantrik community and practising Pandits who know the best about Lakshmi Puja during this special time. For common people, one should do Pooja in Pradosh Kaal Muhurat.

According to many legends, Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and Lord Vishnu’s wife, visits her devotees in the Deepawali night and bestows blessings upon each of them and it is believed that Mata Laxmi roams around on the earth on Diwali night during Vrishbha and Simha Lagna.
Step 1: Precheck for Deepawali Pooja
 
 
To welcome the Goddess, devotees must follow below-mentioned pre-requests before going to Perform Deepawali Pooja : 
1) Perform Cleanliness in every corner of the home: Devotees must maintain cleanliness in the Deepawali. 

2) Maintain Peace and harmony: Maa Lakshmi likes peace and harmony, So try to prevent disputes between family members. Make a loving and peaceful environment at home.

3) Give Respect to every woman at your home: Never show disrespect towards your wife and Mother, she is Grih Lakshmiji (Lakshmi of Home). If she would be happy, Dhan Lakshmiji (Goddess of Money) will be happy.
4) Wake up early in Deepwali: Get up early in the morning.

5) Offer Bhog to your Temple Ishta Dev/ Devi: Take food only after bathing and worshipping in the morning. Offer food to agni dev or keep bhog for God.
 
6) Respect your elders: Give respect to your elder, your parents and have faith in God.

7) Perform Family Prayer: Perform morning and evening prayer or aarti with your family every day, even in Deepawali day too. This makes Goddess Lakshmi always happy.

It is believed that goddess Lakshmi likes cleanliness and visit the cleanest house first. Hence, the worshipping is done with offerings of haldi (turmeric) and sindoor(vermilion) on this day. Usually, Lakshmi Puja consists of a combined puja of five deities:
1. Ganesha is worshipped at the beginning of every auspicious act as Vighneshvara.
2. Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped in her three forms; Mahalakshmi the goddess of wealth and money, Mahasaraswati the goddess of books and learning, and Mahakali.
3. Later, Lord Kubera, the treasurer of the gods is also worshipped during Deepawali.

 

Step -2 How to Perform Lakshmi Pooja on Diwali
 


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1) Purify your house in the morning. Clean your every corner of the house properly. Sprinkle Gangajal or water from Ganga river to purify the surrounding in the morning.

2) Set up the platform in your pooja room in a choke Made of mango trees. Spread the red cloth on a wooden choke and keep a handful of grains centre.3) Place the kalash in the middle. Fill it with 75% of water and put one supari, one marigold flower, a coin and some rice grains. Put 5 mango leaves in the kalash and arrange them in a circular design on the neck of the kalash.

4) Place Goddess Lakshmi. Keep a small Puja thali on the kalash and make a small flat mountain of rice grains. Draw a lotus with haldi over it and place the idol or Goddess Lakshmi in the center. Place some coins in front of it.

5) Place Lord Ganesha’s idol. Lord Ganesha is given first importance in every puja. Therefore, on the right side (South-West direction) of the kalash, place the idol of Ganesha. Apply a tilak of haldi and kumkum. Put some rice grains on the idol. Light a Diya with Ganapati Puja Oil and White Madar Wick to get the blessings of Lord Ganesha

6) Place wealth related items near the Pooja place of Mata Laxmi. Now place some books or anything related to your business or wealth besides the arrangement.

 
7) Light diyas all around your House. Place and Light a panch mukhi diya (oil lamp with 5 wicks) with Lakshmi Puja Oil along with Lakshmi Grace Wick and place it in a thali along with some haldi, kumkum and rice grains. (sandalwood paste, saffron paste, abeer and gulal are optional)
 
Step – 3: Beginning of the Deepawali Pooja in Pradosh Kaal: Rituals or Procedures to be Followed
 

 

 

The individual performing the worship should apply Kumkum on his forehead.

1) Purifying your Self via following Mantras:
 
Performming Aachman, Nyasa, Pranayam, Sankalp, Ghanta Naad.
 

Achaman (Sipping water from the cupped palm thrice while uttering the three Names of Shrivishnu and releasing the water into the plate from the palm while uttering the fourth Name.)

While uttering the three Names, drink the water from the right hand which is taken by the spoon with the left hand.

श्री केशवाय नमः । श्री नारायणाय नमः । श्री माधवाय नमः ।

 

 

 ‘Shri Keshvaya Namaha |’, ‘Shri Narayanaya Namaha |’, ‘Shri ‘Madhavaya Namaha
|’‘श्री गोविन्दाय नमः ।’

Then say ‘Shri Govinday namaha |’ and release the water from the hand into the plate.

Thereafter, utter the names given ahead –

श्री विष्णवे नमः । श्री मधुसूदनाय नमः । श्री त्रिविक्रमाय नमः । श्री वामनाय नमः । श्री श्रीधराय नमः । श्री हृषीकेशाय नमः । श्री पद्मनाभाय नमः । श्री दामोदराय नमः । श्री संकर्षणाय नमः । श्री वासुदेवाय नमः । श्री प्रद्युम्नाय नमः । श्री अनिरुद्धाय नमः । श्री पुरुषोत्तमाय नमः । श्री अधोक्षजाय नमः । श्री नारसिंहाय नमः । श्री अच्युताय नमः । श्री जनार्दनाय नमः । श्री उपेन्द्राय नमः । श्री हरये नमः । श्री श्रीकृष्णाय नमः ।

Shri Vishnave Namaha |, Shri Madhusudanay Namaha |, Shri Trivikramay Namaha |. Shri Vamanay Namaha |, Shri Shridharay Namaha |, Shri Rushikeshay Namaha |, Shri Padmanabhay Namaha |, Shri Damodaray Namaha |, Shri Sankarshnay Namaha |, Shri Vasudevay Namaha |, Shri Pradyumnay Namaha |, Shri Aniruddhay Namaha |, Shri Purshottamay Namaha |, Shri Adhokshajay Namaha |, Shri Narsihimay Namaha |, Shri Achutay Namaha |, Shri Janardhanay Namaha |, Shri Upendray Namaha |, Shri Haraye Namaha |, Shri Krishnay Namaha |
Achman may be done the same way again. This has to be done twice before and after the ritualistic worship.
Prayer 
श्रीमन्महागणाधिपतये नमः । इष्टदेवताभ्यो नमः । कुलदेवताभ्यो नमः । ग्रामदेवताभ्यो नमः । स्थानदेवताभ्यो नमः । वास्तुदेवताभ्यो नमः । आदित्यादिनवग्रहदेवताभ्यो नमः । सर्वेभ्यो देवेभ्यो नमः । सर्वेभ्यो ब्राह्मणेभ्यो नमो नमः । अविघ्नमस्तु ।

Shri Manmahaganadhipataye Namaha |, Ishtadevatabhyo Namaha |, Kuldevatabhyo Namaha |,Gramdevatabhyo Namaha |, Sthan devatabhyo Namaha |, Vastudevatabhyo Namaha |, Adityadinavagrahadevatabhyo Namaha |, Sarvabhyo Devebhyo Namaha | Sarvebhyo Brahmanebhyo namo Namaha |, Avighnamastu |

Sankalp: 
 
 
Saying of the Desh-Kala (country and the time)

The worshipper should apply some water to both the eyes and say the Deshkal as given ahead.

श्रीमद्भगवतो महापुरुषस्य विष्णोराज्ञया प्रवर्तमानस्य अद्य ब्रह्मणो द्वितीये परार्धे विष्णुपदे श्रीश्‍वेत-वाराहकल्पे वैवस्वत मन्वंतरे अष्टाविंशतितमे युगे युगचतुष्के कलियुगे कलि प्रथम चरणे जंबुद्वीपे भरतवर्षे भरतखंडे दक्षिणापथे रामक्षेत्रे बौद्धावतारे दंडकारण्ये देशे गोदावर्याः दक्षिणतीरे शालिवाहन शके अस्मिन्वर्तमाने व्यावहारिके विलम्बी नाम संवत्सरे, दक्षिणायने, शरदऋतौ, आश्विनमासे, कृष्णपक्षे, अमावास्यायांतिथौ, सौम्य वासरे, स्वाती (सायं ७:३० नंतर विशाखा) दिवस नक्षत्रे, सौभाग्य योगे, नागव करणे, तुला स्थिते वर्तमाने श्रीचंद्रे, तुला स्थिते वर्तमाने श्रीसूर्ये, वृश्‍चिक स्थिते वर्तमाने श्रीदेवगुरौ, धनु स्थिते वर्तमाने श्रीशनैश्‍चरौ, शेषेषु सर्वग्रहेषु यथायथं राशिस्थानानि स्थितेषु, एवंग्र्रहगुणविशेषेणाविशिष्टायां शुभपुण्यतिथौ.

(On the auspicious tithi of Amavasya (Note ) in the month of Ashwin in Sharad season in Dakshinayan in the year called Hemalambi in the present Shalivahan era in the country called Aryavarta (Note 1) (In the Ramkshetra in Bouddha Incarnation on the southern bank of River Godavari in Dandakaranya country in Bharat continent of Bharatvarsha in Jambudweep) in the first phase of Kaliyug of the four yugas from the twenty-eithth yuga in the Vaivaswat Manwantar in Shrishwet-Varaha Kalpa in Vishnupada of Brahmadeva’s second Parardha which is inspired by the Supreme God Bhagawan Shrivishnu)

Note 1 – Here Deshkal is in reference to the whole of Bharat and so it is mentioned as ‘Aryavartdesh’ In this manner, the name of the country is to be mentioned and the deshkal be mentioned accordingly

or 

Those who find the above Deshkal difficult can say the Shlok given ahead and say they make a Sankalpa :

तिथिर्विष्णुस्तथा वारं नक्षत्रं विष्णुरेव च । योगश्च करणं चैव सर्वं विष्णुमयं जगत् ।।
or
Take some Akshata (Unbroken rice grains) in your right hand and make the resolve.

 

मम आत्मनः परमेश्वर-आज्ञारूप-सकलशास्त्र-श्रुतिस्मृतिपुराणोक्त-फलप्राप्तिद्वारा श्रीपरमेश्वरप्रीत्यर्थं श्रीमहालक्ष्मीप्रीतिद्वारा अलक्ष्मीपरिहारपूर्वकं विपुलश्रीप्राप्ति-सन्मंगल-महैश्वर्य-कुलाभ्युदय-सुखसमृद्ध्यादि-कल्पोक्त-फलसिद्ध्यर्थं लक्ष्मीपूजनं कुबेरपूजनं च करिष्ये । तत्रादौ निर्विघ्नतासिद्ध्यर्थं महागणपतिपूजनं करिष्ये । शरीरशुद्ध्यर्थं विष्णुस्मरणं करिष्ये । कलशशंखघंटादीपपूजनं करिष्ये ।
Meaning: 
 
I am performing this ritualistic worship of Lakshmi and Deity Kuber for various benefits like the removal of my/our poverty and acquisition of more wealth, auspicious opulence, the growth of dynasty, pleasure and prosperity by the love of Shri Mahalakshmi.
Nyasa of Goddess Laxmi
 
Ganapathi Pooja
 


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or
Ritualistic worship of Shri Ganapati
 

Take some rice grains in a plate or a wooden board. Keep betel leaf and coconut on it. The tuft of the coconut must face the worshipper. Keep the stem of the leaf towards the Deity and the other end towards the worshipper. Say the mantra given ahead and perform worship.

वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय कोटिसूर्यसमप्रभ । निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा ।।

Meaning: Oh Ganesh, you are the one with the curved trunk, huge body, a Deity who has the light equal to that of crores of suns, help me do all my jobs always without any obstacles.

ऋद्धिबुद्धिशक्तिसहितमहागणपतये नमो नमः ।

Meaning: With Rrdhi, intellect and Shakti I pay obeisance to Mahaganapati.

महागणपतिं साङ्गं सपरिवारं सायुधं सशक्तिकम् आवाहयामि ।

Meaning: I invoke Mahaganapati to come with all His family members and with His weapons and powers.

महागणपतये नमः । ध्यायामि ।
(I meditate on Mahaganapati.)
 
महागणपतये नमः । आवाहयामि ।
(Pay obeisance to Mahaganapati and invoke Him.)
 
(Offer some Akshata.)
 
महागणपतयेनमः । आसनार्थे अक्षतान् समर्पयामि ।
 
(I pay obeisance to Mahaganapati and offer Akshata to the seat.)
 
(Offer Akshata.)
 
महागणपतये नमः । चन्दनं समर्पयामि ।
 
(I pay obeisance to Mahaganapti and offer sandalwood paste.) (Apply sandalwood paste to the coconut.)
 
ऋद्धिसिद्धिभ्यां नमः । हरिद्राकुङ्कुमं समर्पयामि ।
 
(I pay obeisance to Ridhi Sidhi and offer turmeric powder and vermilion)
 
(Offer turmeric powder and vermilion)
 
महागणपतये नमः । पूजार्थे कालोद्भवपुष्पाणि समर्पयामि ।
 
(I pay obeisance to Mahaganapati and offer fresh flowers for the worship.)
 
(Offer the flowers.)
 
महागणपतये नमः । दूर्वाङ्कुरान् समर्पयामि ।
 
(I pay obeisance to Mahaganapati and offer durva [A fragrant grass]).
 
(Offer durva.)
 
महागणपतये नमः । धूपम् समर्पयामि ।
 
(I pay obeisance to Mahaganapati and offer frankincense.)
 
(Move the incense stick in circular manner.)
 
महागणपतये नमः । दीपं समर्पयामि ।
 
(I pay obeisance to Mahaganapati and offer offer a lamp.)
 
(Move the lamp in a circular manner.)
 
महागणपतये नमः । नैवेद्यार्थे पुरतस्थापित-मधुरनैवेद्यं निवेदयामि ।
 
(I pay obeisance to Mahaganapati and offer sweet Prasad [Holy sacrament]) .
 
(Hold durvas in the right hand or a flower with water on it, sprinkle it on the Prasad, close both the eyes with the left hand and recite the mantra given ahead.)
प्राणाय नमः ।
(I offer this for the pran.)
 
अपानाय नमः ।
(I offer this for the apan.)
 
व्यानाय नमः ।
(I offer this for the vyana.)
 
उदानाय नमः ।
(I offer this for the udan.)
 
समानाय नमः ।
(I offer this for the samana.)
 
ब्रह्मणे नमः ।
(I offer this for Brahma.)
 
(The flower of the durva may be offered to the coconut.)
 
Note: We can also say swaha instead of Namaha.

 

महागणपतये नमः । नैवेद्यं समर्पयामि ।
 
(I pay obeisance to Mahaganapati and offer this Prasad.)
मध्ये पानीयं समर्पयामि ।
(I offer water for drinking purpose intermittently.)
 
उत्तरापोशनं समर्पयामि ।
(I offer this water to sip before and after the meals.)
 
हस्तप्रक्षालनं समर्पयामि ।
(I offer this water to wash hands.)
मुखप्रक्षालनं समर्पयामि ।
(I offer this water to rinse the mouth.)
करोद्वर्तनार्थे चन्दनं समर्पयामि ।
(I offer the sandal for applying to the hand.)
मुखवासार्थे पूगीफलताम्बूलं समर्पयामि ।
(I offer the betel leaf and nut as mouth freshners.)
दक्षिणां समर्पयामि ।
(I offer the monetary gift.)
 
(Say ‘samarpayami, and release the water in the plate through the palm )
अचिन्त्याव्यक्तरूपाय निर्गुणाय गुणात्मने ।
समस्तजगदाधारमूर्तये ब्रह्मणे नमः ।।
 
(I pay obeisance to Brahma, who is unthinkable, formless, nirgun, in the form of a soul who is a support to the whole world.)
कार्यं मे सिद्धिमायातु प्रसन्ने त्वयि धातरि ।
विघ्नानि नाशमायान्तु सर्वाणि गणनायक ।।
 
(O Ganapati! When you are present and pleased, let the work that I undertake be completed and if any obstacles arise, let them be destroyed.)
अनया पूजया सकलविघ्नेश्वरविघ्नहर्तामहागणपतिः प्रीयताम् ।
 
(With this Puja, let all the obstacles be destroyed and let Mahaganapati be pleased.)
(Take some water on the right hand palm and release it in the plate.)
 
Kalash Pooja :
Worship of Kalash (Pot)
कलशदेवताभ्यो नमः सर्वोपचारार्थे गंधाक्षतपुष्पं समर्पयामि ।
(Offer sandalwood paste, Akshata and flower together in the Kalash.)
Worship of the bell
घंटायै नमः सर्वोपचारार्थे गंधाक्षतपुष्पं समर्पयामि ।
(Offer sandalwood paste, Akshata and a flower to the bell.)
Worship of the lamp
दीपदेवताभ्यो नमः सर्वोपचारार्थे गंधाक्षतपुष्पं समर्पयामि ।
(Offer sandalwood paste, Akshata and a flower to the lamp.)
 
Before Dhayana or Avahana of Laxmi
 
अपवित्रः पवित्रो वा सर्वावस्थाङ्गतोऽपि वा । यः स्मरेत्पुण्डरीकाक्षं स बाह्याभ्यन्तरः शुचिः ।।
Meaning : (Whether the gross body is clean or not, whatever be the state, the man who remembers Kamalnayan (Shrivishnu) is clean inside–out.)
With this mantra, dip the Tulsi [Basil] leaf in water and sprinkle water on the instrument rquired for worship and on self.

Meditate on Shi Lakshmi (Dhaynam )
 
ध्यायामि तां महालक्ष्मीं कर्पूरक्षोदपाण्डुराम् । शुभ्रवस्त्रपरीधानां मुक्ताभरणभूषिताम् ।।
पङ्कजासनसंस्थानां स्मेराननसरोरुहाम् । शारदेन्दुकलाकान्तिं स्निग्धनेत्रां चतुर्भुजाम् ।।
पद्मयुग्माभयवरव्यग्रचारुकराम्बुजाम् । अभितो गजयुग्मेन सिच्यमानां कराम्बुना ।

Meaning : I meditate and see the form of Shri Mahalakshmi, who is wearing a saree which is white like the powdered camphor, with ornaments, standing on a lotus, with a smile on her face, with a beautiful face like the full moon, with beautiful eyes and four hands. Two hands are holding the lotus and the other two hands in a posture of blessing. Two elephants with their trunks are showering water from all sides.
Note :

1.Reciting the mantras with proper pronunciation is not always possible. So we are giving a simple worship which is with the chant and mantra. The worshipper should note that the actual mantra is not given but the meaning is given. This will make the worship with bhav as the individual will understand the meaning.2. While saying ’Avahyami’ ( ‘आवाहयामि’) and ‘Samarpayami’ (‘समर्पयामि’), the worshipper should have the bhav of offering with devotion.

( Invocation or Avahana of Laxmi )
 
महालक्ष्मि समागच्छ पद्मनाभपदादिह ।
पूजामिमां गृहाण त्वं त्वदर्थं देवि संभृताम् ।।

(O Mahalakshmi ! Come here from the lotus feet of Shrivishnu and accept my worship.)Take Akshata in the right hand.

(Every time when Akshata are offered, do it by bringing the middle finger, ring finger and the thumb together.)

श्री लक्ष्मीकुबेराभ्यां नमः । आवाहयामि ।।
(Fold hands.)

 

The seat

 

श्री लक्ष्मीकुबेराभ्यां नमः आसनार्थे अक्षतान् समर्पयामि ।।

 

(Offer Akshata at the feet of Shri Lakshmikuber.)
 
(O Lakshmi ! You live in the Lotus. Come in this Lotus to bless me.)

(If there is a photograph, sprinkle water with a flower or a tulsi (basal ) leaf. If it is an idol or a statue keep it in front of you in the plate and do the following ritual. )
The feet

श्री लक्ष्मीकुबेराभ्यां नमः । पाद्यं समर्पयामि ।।

(Release some water with the right hand by a ladle on the feet of Shri Lakshmi.)

(I am using the water from the Holy Ganga which is full of various mantras for washing the feet as this will remove the fatigue of the journey.)

Offering water
 
श्री लक्ष्मीकुबेराभ्यां नमः । अर्घ्यं समर्पयामि ।।

(Take water in the ladle and hold it in the left hand. Put Akshata, sandalwood paste and a flower in it.Then with the right hand offer it at the feet of Shri Lakshmi.)

Meaning :
O Mahalakshmi ! Your grace is on the devotee; so accept this water which destroys the sin and creates merits.

Achaman

 

श्री लक्ष्मीकुबेराभ्यां नमः । आचमनीयं समर्पयामि ।।

(Release some water with the right hand by a ladle at the feet of Shri Lakshmi.)

Meaning : O Jagdambike ! Drink this pure and cool water, which is mixed with camphor and aloe for the Achaman.

The bath

 

श्री लक्ष्मीकुबेराभ्यां नमः । स्नानं समर्पयामि ।।

(Release some water with the right hand by a ladle at the feet of Shri Lakshmi.)

Meaning : O Mahalakshmi ! Accept this water mixed with camphor and aloe, which is brought from the Holy river, for the bath.)

 

Panchamrut

(A mixture of milk, curd, honey, sugar and pure ghee)

श्री लक्ष्मीकुबेराभ्यां नमः । पंचामृतस्नानं समर्पयामि। तदन्ते शुद्धोदकस्नानं समर्पयामि ।।

(Milk, curds, ghee, honey and sugar is mixed and offered at the Holy feet of the Deity. This is followed by pouring a ladle of pure water.)

Meaning :
O Shri Mahalakshmi, accept the Panchamrut made from milk, curds, ghee, honey and sugar for the bath.

 
Bath with sandalwood paste

 

श्री लक्ष्मीकुबेराभ्यां नमः । गंधोदकस्नानं समर्पयामि ।।

(Take a ladle full of water and add sandalwood paste to it and offer it at the Holy feet of the Devi.)

Meaning : Accept this scented water with sandalwood paste, camphor, and cardamom for bath.

 

Mahabhishek

(Do Abhishek [Consecration with water] as per the authority given by Shrisukt/ Puranokta or Devisukta.)

Thereafter the idol or the photo should be washed, wiped and put in the original place. The worship as given ahead shuld be performed.)

 

Vastra (Clothes)

 

श्री लक्ष्मीकुबेराभ्यां नमः । वस्त्रोपवस्त्रार्थे कार्पासनिर्मिते वस्त्रे समर्पयामि ।।

(Offer clothes and upvastra to the Devi.)

Meaning : O Devi, wear this fibre which is weaved artistically for you to look good.

 
Blouse

 

श्री लक्ष्म्यै नमः । कंचुकीवस्त्रं समर्पयामि ।।

(Offer a sari and a blouse piece as per availability.)

Meaning : O wife of Shrivishnu ! I offer you this blouse that is decorated with pearls which are nice and precious.

 

Sandalwood paste

 

श्री लक्ष्मीकुबेराभ्यां नमः । विलेपनार्थे चंदनं समर्पयामि ।।
(Apply sandalwood paste.)

Meaning : Accept this sandalwood which was formed on the Malay Mountain and protected by many snakes. It is cool and aromatic.

 

Turmeric powder-Kumkum

 

श्री लक्ष्मीकुबेराभ्यां नमः । हरिद्रां कुंकुमं समर्पयामि ।।

 

(Offer Turmeric powder-Kumkum.)

(O Ishwari, I offer these substances of a married woman such as the tatank, turmeric powder-Kumkum, Anjan. Sindhur and Alita. Accept them.)

 

Ornaments

 

श्री लक्ष्मीकुबेराभ्यां नमः । अंलकारार्थे नानाभरणभूषणानि समर्पयामि ।।

 

( As per the availability, offer the ornaments)
Meaning : O Devi, wear the ornaments, bangles with precious stones, arm band, waist band, earrings, anklets and the crown etc.
Flowers

 

श्री लक्ष्मीकुबेराभ्यां नमः । पूजार्थे ऋतुकालोद्भवपुष्पाणि तुलसीपत्राणि दुर्वांकुरांश्च समर्पयामि ।।
(Offer flowers, tulsi, Bel, durva as per the availability.)

 

Meaning : O Lakshmi ! Accept the bouquet of flowers which is brought from the garden filled with the black bees which were overwhelmed with happiness due to the fragrance of flowers.

 

 

Frankincense

 

लक्ष्मीकुबेराभ्यां नमः । धूपं समर्पयामि ।।

(Offer incense stick by moving it in circular manner.)

Meaning : O Goddess ! Accept the frankincense which is created from the fluid of many plants and the fragrance of which gives happiness to gods, demons and men.
Lamp
 


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श्री लक्ष्मीकुबेराभ्यां नमः । दीपं समर्पयामि ।।

 

(Move the lamp in a circular manner.)


Meaning: I
have offer this lamp to you with devotion. This lamp gives radiance to the sun, the full moon and fire.

Place a Lamp on Dhanya ( RIce), Put Ghee or Gingelly oil and lit a Lamp in 5 Directions shown in the photo
(Hold the tulsi / Bel leaf / durva in the right hand and release water on it. Sprinkle the watter on the Naivedya (Food offered to a Deity). Keep holding the basil leaf, close the eyes with the left hand and offer Naivedya to the Deity reciting the mantra given ahead.) (Offer Naivedya of milk with clove, cardamom and sugar in it and a ladoo [sweet dish]).
Naivedya

श्री लक्ष्मीकुबेराभ्यां नमः । नैवेद्यार्थे एला-लवंग-शर्करादि-मिश्रगोक्षीरलड्डुकादि-नैवेद्यं निवेदयामि ।।

(Offer the tulsi leaf which is in the hand at the Holy feet of the Devi. Then take water in hand and release it in the plate after reciting the mantra given ahead.)

श्री लक्ष्मीकुबेराभ्यां नमः । नैवेद्यं समर्पयामि ।।
मध्ये पानीयं समर्पयामि । उत्तरापोशनं समर्पयामि ।
हस्तप्रक्षालनं समर्पयामि । मुखप्रक्षालनं समर्पयामि ।
करोद्वर्तनार्थे चंदनं समर्पयामि ।।

 

(Offer sandalwood paste and a flower to the Devi.)

Meaning: Accept the grains which are the support of the Heaven, Hell and the earth and the Naivedya of sixteen shapes prepared from them.

 

Fruits or Naivaidya 

 

श्री लक्ष्मीकुबेराभ्यां नमः । मुखवासार्थे पूगीफलतांबूलं समर्पयामि ।।

(Take water from the ladle and release it on the betel leaf and betel nut.)

Meaning: O Devi ! I offer this fruit so that in every birth I get good fruit. As in all the three regions, the fruit gives good results. Let my wishes be fulfilled by offering this fruit.
Betel leaf

Meaning : O Devi ! I offer the betel leaf which originated in the hell but has many qualities. .Accept the leaf offered by me.
Arati

श्री लक्ष्मीकुबेराभ्यां नमः । महानीरांजनदीपं समर्पयामि ।।

 

(Sing the arati and burn the camphor.)

Meaning : The radiance of the moon, the sun, the earth, the lightning and the fire is yours (Many such radiances are offered to you.)

कर्पूरगौरं करुणावतारं संसारसारं भुजगेन्द्रहारम् ।
सदा वसन्तं हृदयारविन्दे भवं भवानीसहितं नमामि ।।

Meaning : I pay obeisance to Shankara who is with Parvati, who is white as camphor, who is compassionate, who is master of the three regions, who has a serpent as his necklace and who always resides in my heart.

 

Paying obeisance

 

श्री लक्ष्मीकुबेराभ्यां नमः । नमस्कारान् समर्पयामि ।।

 

(Pay obeisance to the Devi.)

Meaning : O Devi ! We all humbly pay obeisance to you. You have the power of Deities like Indra, you are the energy of Mahadev, Mahavishnu and Brahmadev. You are auspicious and bestow happines on all.

 

Circumambulation

 

श्री लक्ष्मीकुबेराभ्यां नमः । प्रदक्षिणान् समर्पयामि ।।

 

(Take three circumambulations around self.)

Meaning : Every step during the circumambulation will destroy whatever sins I may have committed in this life or the past lives. You are my saviour. There is no one to protect me except you.O Jagadambe ! Protect me with compassion.

 

Mantrapushpanjali

 

श्री लक्ष्मीकुबेराभ्यां नमः । मंत्रपुष्पांजलिं समर्पयामि ।।

 

(Offer sandalwood paste, flowes and akshata at the feet of Devi with both hands and say ‘Samarpayami’.)

Meaning : O Lakshmi, wife of Vishnu ! I offer these flowers. You help me to benefit from this ritualistic worship.

 

Prayer

 

या देवी सर्वभूतेषु लक्ष्मीरूपेण संस्थिता । नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नम: ।।

 

(Pray to the Devi and Kuber with folded hands.)

Meaning : O Devi ! I pay obeisance to you. You are dear to Shrivishnu. Grace us with your blessings. With this puja let me progress as we progress by surrendering to You. I pay obeisance three times to Lakshmi who resides in all beings in the form of radiance. I pay obeisance to Kuber who is the master of wealth. With your grace let me prosper in wealth and food.

अनेन कृतपूजनेन श्री लक्ष्मीकुबेरौ प्रीयेताम् ।

(Recite the above mantra, take akshata in hand, pour water over it and release it in the plate. Do achaman two times.)

 
Worshipping Ashta Laxmi Mata
 
 
Note : Devotees Can Recite Shiri Sukatam or Laxmi Shasranama or Parayana of Lakshminarayana Hrudaya during this Deepawali Pooja if it is not possible one can Recite Lakshmi Ashthothara at the end of all Pooja.
 
Source and Reference :
https://www.sanatan.org/en/a/119.html
https://www.drikpanchang.com/festivals/lakshmipuja/festivals-lakshmipuja-timings.html?year=2018
https://navbharattimes.indiatimes.com/astro/others/deepawali-2017-laxmi-pujan-vidhi-and-mantra-for-money-and-happiness-2-43291/

 

Hanuman- The Pranic Human Force

||Om SriGuru Charan Kamalebheyo Naman||
I bow at the lotus feet of my Master SriGuru Mahavatar Babaji,
Since in the modernized Bharat, we have lost all our ancient knowledge and we do not know what we do not understand today, why are we doing any recitation of any text or what does that text mean in its absolute terms. Such one text is “Hanuman Chalisa”; which many and many had been doing it over & over but yet do not realize the true meaning of it.
Here, in the V-log, I am just explaining few facts about Hanuman and the Chalisa. Let’s firstly look into the word- Hanumat (हनुमत) with the phonetics in devnagri script- “ह”,”न”,”म”,”त”.
“ह” represents the “fire”, which is the seed syllable for Sun,
“न” denotes to “by” (द्वारा),
“म” represents the ” waking state” (जागृत अवस्था), (as mentioned in Manudkya Upanishad about M-kaara)
“त” denotes to “to” (से),
So, Hanumat means the “fiery energy by which one can reach to the waking state”.
“Chalisa” conveys “the discipline that the seeker has to follow for 40 days to reach onto that state.” Now, in the text “Hanuman Chalisa” itself there are numerous hints which speak about this principle of energy and the discipline.
Hanuman represent to the fiery prana energy inside each one of you which is super powerful (महावीर), glorified (बिक्रम), strongly weaponed body (बजरंगी- वज्र- अंगी), which removes the ignorance (कुमती निवार) and it companions with the intelligent (सुमती के संगी). It’s glory is represented as golden halo (कंचन वरन) and beautifully clothed (विराज सुबेसा). Bhakta Tulasidas has coded it so beautifully & intelligently that readers will continue reading it with it’s literal meanings whereas it completely allegorically.
Hanuman Chalisa also laid down to the discipline for the seekers and practitioners, as it mentions:
 
और देवता चित्त न धरई, हनुमत से हि सर्व सुख करई
do not let any other deity to reside in your conscious,
Hanumat alone shall bestow all prosperities. 
 
It refers that only the prana should be practised and nothing else is required. And, that requires the basic discipline in life to be put in place. First work upon the body, then breath and then the sadhna of the prana. Then, there is one more similarity that the word Hanuman relate to Human too, which signify the powers and qualities of an evolved being which we here are mentioning as “Hanuman- The Pranic Human Force.”
Hope this helps you develop an absolute vision to understand the text.

Regards, 
Vishal sood

How to worship Goddess laxmi, Kubera, Yamdeepak and Dhanvantri in Dhanteras 2018

 

As per wiki, Dhana Trayodashi (or Dhanteras or धनत्रयोदशी) is the first day of the Indian Diwali and Nepalese Tihar Festival. The festival is known as “Dhanatrayodashi” or “Dhanvantari Trayodashi”. It is celebrated on the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in the Vikram Samvat Hindu calendar month of Kartika month.

This day is also celebrated for Lord Dhanvantari (Deity who rules Ayurveda) and worshipped on the occasion of Trayodashi, usually, this day is called Dhanvantari Trayodashi. Dhanvantari is considered to be the teacher of all physicians and the originator of Ayurveda.

‘Dhan’ means wealth and ‘Teras’ refers to the thirteenth day of the moon cycle on the thirteenth day of Kartika Krishna Paksha. On this auspicious day, Goddess LaxmiLord Dhanvantri and Lord Kuber are worshipped in sthir Lagna at evening time. Traditionally it is considered as to be good in Hindus to buy gold and silver jewelry or utensils as they are karka for Vaibhav.

If we See background history from our Vedic Scriptures  (Puranas), root of the Dhanteras belong from the Samudra Manthan, It is believed that on this day, Goddess Lakshmi emerged from the ocean along with other precious treasures and pieces of jewelry, during Churning of Ocean. According to the Bhagwat and Visnu Purana, Lord Dhanvantri also emerged from the sea with the pot of Amrit for distributing it to the Devtas. Lord Dhanvantri is another form of Lord Vishnu and also worshipped on this day along with Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kuber for the good health, wealth, and wellbeing.

Below are Detailed info on Dhanteras Puja Vidhi and Muharat :

 

Pradosh Kaal Muhurat

Dhanteras Puja on Monday, November 5, 2018

Dhanteras Puja Muhurta – 18:06 to 20:01

Duration – 01 Hour 56 Mins

Pradosh Kaal – 17:29 to 20:07

Vrishabha Kaal – 18:06 to 20:01

Trayodashi Tithi Begins – 01:24 on Nov 05, 2018
Trayodashi Tithi Ends – 23:47 on Nov 05, 2018

According to Drikpanchang, Lakshmi Poojan on Dhanteras should be done during Pradosh Kaal after sunset and approximately lasts for 2 hours and 24 minutes when Sthir Lagna (Fixed Signs) prevails, Sthir means fixed, not movable as in Sthira Lagna goddess Laxmi sits and stays in your home.Today Sthira Lagna will rise after 18:05:38 (Taurus Lagna), hence this time is the best for Dhanteras Pujan for Laxmi poojan.

 

( Source : https://www.drikpanchang.com/tables/lagna.html?date=05/11/2018 )

But before that there we need to light 13 or 1 lamp in the house to keep away the evil and let the good light come in in the form of good health and wellbeing with Goddes Laxmi and Dhanvantri.

Dhanteras has nothing to do with the wealth,  but It is more about the health and well being of the house, what happens when “Ashta Laxmi” comes in the house with lord Dhanvantri which brings good health, well being and overall happiness for the whole family members. ‘

It Has a deep story, as for why we need to lit the lamp on Dhanteras for Lord Yama;

This is explained in the story of the prince and his new wife, which is said to have happened on this day centuries ago. The prince, his new wife and the serpent The 16-year-old son of King Hima was predicted to die on his fourth day of marriage – on Dhanteras – by snake bite. 

But instead of dying, on that date his wife decided she would not let him go to sleep. She laid out all her ornaments as well as pots of gold and silver coins at the entrance to their bedroom and lit lots of lamps. 

She told him stories and sang songs to keep him awake that night and when the God of Death, Yama, came disguised as a snake, he was so dazzled by the glittering precious metals and lights that he climbed on top of the coins and listened to the stories instead. By morning, rather than killing the prince, he slithered away silently because he had missed the chance. The prince was saved by his bride after she baffled the snake with her wealth.”

That’s why in Dhanteras first it involves worshipping of Lord Yama with Deep Daan on this day for the protection of one’s family members and loved ones. After worshipping Lord Yama one should Lit 13 earthen Lamps on the honour of Lord Yama in a southern direction with sesame oil outside the house in evening time in pradosh kaal.
Below is the Step by Step Process first from Lighting earthen lamp in evening time for Lord Yama Deepam Daan.
 
Step -1 – Worshipping of Lord Yama in Pardosh Kaal in evening
 
 

Yama Deepam Puja Muhurat

 

Yama Deepam Time = 17:29 to 18:48
Duration = 1 Hour 19 Mins
1. Take a small wooden slab with small legs.
2. Make a swastik with roli on it.
3. Now put 13 or 1 earthen lamps on it fill it with sesame oil and light the earthen lamps.
4. Now take a cowry shell with hole and put it into earthen lamps.
5. Shower water (Gangajal or pure water) around lamp 3 times.
6. Put tilak of roli on lamp. Then put raw whole rice on tilak.
7. Offer some sugar to it. (Just put some sugar in the lamp).
8. Put 1 rupee coin in it.
9. Now offer some flowers to lamp.
10. Do pranam to earthen lamp.
11. Offer tilak to family members.
12. Now place this lamp outside main gate of your house. Place it on right side of door. It’s flame must face towards south direction.

After placing this earthen lamp recite the following mantra and offer honor and respect and pray to the Lord Yama for well being of the family members:


Step 2 – Worshipping of Lord Dhanwantari 

 

 

 

 

After lighting earthen lamp for Lord Yama, one should start dhanwantari pooja in your pooja room. Lord Dhanwantari is diety of the Ayurveda, form of Lord Vishnu, as he has emerged on this day so he should be worshipped in Dhanteras. Give bathing and anointing the idol of Lord Dhanwantari with vermillion, nine varieties of grains are offered to the Lord.

1. Sit in your pooja room.
2. Recite Dhanwantari Mantra at least 108 times.
Dhanwantari mantra is : “Om Dhan Dhanvantaraye Namah”
 “ॐ धं धन्वन्तरये नमः“.
or you can Recite below-mentioned mantra

“Om Namo Bhagavate Maha Sudharshana Vasudevaya Dhanvantaraye; Amrutha Kalasa Hasthaaya Sarva Bhaya Vinasaya Sarva amaya Nivaranaya Thri Lokya Pathaye Thri Lokya Nidhaye Sri Maha Vishnu Swarupa Sri Dhanvantri Swarupa Sri Sri Sri Aoushata Chakra Narayana Swaha”

Meaning:

We pray to God, who is Sudharshana Vasudeva Dhanvantri. He holds the kalasha full of nectar of immortality. Lord Dhanvantri removes all the fears and diseases. He is the well-wisher and preserver of the three worlds. Like Lord Vishnu, Dhanvantri is empowered to heal our souls. We bow to the Lord of Ayurveda.
After the end of recitation, Say,
“O Lord Dhanwantari! I offer this recitation in your lotus feet. Please give us good health.”

 

Step 3: Ganesh, Lakshmi and Kubera Pooja on Dhanteras

 

 

After Dhanwantari pooja one must do panchopchar pooja of Lord Ganesh and Goddess Lakshmi with Kubera.In the evening, all family members should gather and start the prayer.Before Starting pooja give him a bath and anoint him with sandal paste. A red cloth is offered to the Lord and then fresh flowers are showered on the idol of Lord Ganesha. Devotees can also chant the mantra and take his blessings before starting the rituals of Dhanteras.

Ganesh Panchopchar puja is as follows:
1. Show earthen lamp to him.
2. Offer dhoop to him.
3. Offer scent to Lord Ganesha.
4.Offer flowers in his lotus feet.
5.Offer sweets (naivedya) to Lord Ganesh.

Chant the following mantra:

वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्यकोटि समप्रभ ।

निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा ॥

 

Vakra-Tunndda Maha-Kaaya Suurya-Kotti Samaprabha |

 

Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryessu Sarvadaa ||
Meaning:
(I pray to Sri Ganesha) Who has a Curved Trunk, Large Body, and Who has the Brilliance of a Million Suns, O Lord, Please make all my Works Free of Obstacles, Always.
 
Now Worship Lord Kuber after the Ganesh Pooja as follows:

Lord Kuber should be offered flowers, incense, fruits and sweets, and diya and after that chant the following mantra:

“Om Yakshyaya Kuberaya Vaishravanaaya Dhanadhanyadi Padayeh
Dhana-Dhanya Samreeddhing Me Dehi Dapaya Swaha”

Meaning:

Kubera, the lord of yakshas, bless us with wealth and prosperity.

Now, worship Goddess Lakshmi in Sthir Kaal in Vrishabha Kaal @18:05 to 20:01

 

In Dhanteras, During the Pradosh Kaal, which is the time after sunset and lasts for about two and a half hours, Goddess Lakshmi is used to worshipped on Dhanteras. Before starting this pooja ritual, one should take a piece of new cloth, spread with a handful of grains in the middle of the cloth. The cloth should be spread on a raised platform. A kalash half filled with water (mixed with Gangajal), betel nut, a flower, a coin and some rice grains is also kept together.

One can also keep mango leaves in the kalash. According to the rituals, a lotus is drawn with Haldi (turmeric) over the grains and the idol of Goddess Lakshmi is kept over the grains. Light a lamp, offer flowers, haldi, Vermillion to the Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Ganesha and to the kalash then chant the below-mentioned mantra:

 

“Om Shreem Hreem Shreem Kamale Kamalalaye Praseed Praseed Om Shreem Hreem Shreem Mahalakshmaye Namaha”

After this, take a plate and bathe the idol of Lakshmi with panchamrit (mixture of milk, curd, ghee, butter and honey).

This is followed by offering the Goddess sandal paste, saffron paste, ittar (perfume), Vermillion, haldi, gulal and abeer.
Later Close your hands and worship Goddess for the success, prosperity, happiness, and well-being!
Source and Reference,
Wikipedia
Drikpanchang.com

Lakshmi- The Celestial Goddess

||Om SriGuruCharanKamalebheyo Namah||
“I bow down at the lotus feet of my master SriGuru Mahavatar”

Pranam to all the beautiful seekers,

I’m happy to write this V-log for you and as you are reading this- I’m sure you are one of the sincere seekers who has reached here to this revelation. Let’s begin.
Since Deepawali is around the corner, so, Today I’ve chosen to write on “Lakshmi” which is misinterpreted through various media channels or by the priests and nonetheless by con-practitioners who con people by selling remedies or rituals.
The most important aspect of any understanding that we want to develop is the knowledge which is majorly lost in today’s time because of which we lost our all understanding of various facts and we are unable to realise the truths behind. The basis of our ancient scientific knowledge is Devnagri (lipi) text script through which the Shruti (sound vibration) is given a form to understand at the level of conscious.
Now, Let’s understand what does the word Lakshmi means. Lakshmi considered to be the Goddess of wealth & fortune, the sustainer energy of the universe, the one who emerged out from the kshir sagar during the churning by devatas and asuras, she who accepted Lord Vishnu as her eternal consort. Lakshmi (लक्ष्मी) comes from the sanskrit word “लक्ष्यामि”- “the giver of direction for goal”; लक्ष्य को आयाम देने वाली.  Now, the word “लक्ष्य” denotes to the destroying (क्षय) of “ल” means the old archetype, the core limiting behavior which is the pure trait of “Muladhar center” that is why the seed syllable “लं” (lam) is chanted to raise the energy from the base as the anuswara (the dot used above the vyanjan ल) is the connecting sound which is the fourth quarter vibration of ॐ called as “im”representing the “state of liberation”.
So, Lakshmi is the energy which is worshipped by the ones who have destroyed their old primitive limiting beliefs, habits & desires and have one universal goal to evolve from the base to know who they are and want to move forward on the path in a sustained pace. And, a seeker of truth must have sustaining discipline and efforts to reach the final goal of evolution. That is why Lakshmi accepted the sustainer Lord Vishnu to be her eternal consort.
Lakshmi Sukt mentions “पद्मिनि पद्मपत्रे पद्मप्रिये”- She sits on Lotus flower which represents Her evolving out of lotus signifying the rise of energy from the Muladhar and the only goal remains is to know “Who am I?” which arises from its counterpart question- “I dont know who am I?”. That’s why the Goddess can not be approached with a mind which knows everything.  But since, in the delusioned world where money is the only goal behind every action, every desire, every learning; that’s is why the worldly people started to worship Lakshmi as the Goddess of money not as wealth, which is the biggest disbelief. Because, money which is the medium of exchange of resources is a temporary and time bound whereas wealth is “what remains forever and travels with you as accumulation”; that is how money and wealth are different. And, the most dreadful thing is- we lose wealth to grab money, losing all values, truthfulness and accept treachery, hatred and folly in order to just grab money.
Now, Just ask yourself-
1. Do you think, Goddess can be worshipped by anyone who is not interested in the wealth that She is offering and can ask for something which She has no relation with??
as She is offering ultimate wealth and you ask for money which she is not even printing anyway!!
2. Do you think, any worship or recitation or prayer performed by a treacherous can raise the ultimate wealth?
-as She betows Her blessings upon a disciplined truthful seeker and after all cheating in the workplace only paper money might be collected but wealth can never be!!
I hope this will make you think on these questions while you perform Lakshmi worship this year. I will share more on this in the upcoming posts as more is coming up on “Deepawali” in the next V-log.
Do write your comments or questions below.
Guru’s Grace Be Upon You!!
Love,

V

Vedic Etymology- Dive Deep Into The Absolute Knowledge

Understanding Vedic Etymology

!! Om Sri Guru Charan Kamale bheyo Namah !!

Let me share with you a glimpse of the power of “Vedic Etymology” which will certainly put you in amaze.

From past many years, I had been emphasizing upon “niruktam”- the vedic etymology which helps us understand the deeper, absolute and true meanings of words. Every letter in the Devnagri varnmala (alphabetic system) has a meaning and it represents a system inside you. The vowels (swara) and consonants (vyanjan) has a meaning leading to a deeper understanding of the whole of creation and forms the connecting links between the creations that we see in this world.

Let me explain to you with the help of my own name. the word Vishal, विशाल, which means in a simple language as very big or huge or expansive.

विश in devnagri means the lotus stem which in sanskrit is written as “बिस”, and आल is आ (through, से) + आलय (abode) which means abode. So, we can join the meanings and understand that “Vishal” means “to the abode through lotus stem”, which is also explained beautifully in Lalita Sahastranam as “mahashaktih kundalini bistantutaniyasi”, verse 92. This signify the expansive form of the energy which is multi-dimensional with its expansion in each individual and the creation.

Now, let’s take another word. Same way the word विश्व is designed:

विश + अव, अव means to come down (उतरना); विश्व means which has come down from the lotus stem. This too is beautifully pictured in a puranic image where Brahma, the Lord of creation is attached at the other end of lotus stem originating from Lord Vishnu.This way you can reach more deeper into finding the lost knowledge.Note: You can also find a video from 2016 done on my fb account explaining how devanagri consonants represent the vertebral column and relate to our breath

 
Regards,
Vishal Sood

Who is Shiva ? Understanding Importance of the Lord Shiva based on the view of Swami Sivananda

This is an Article Compiled from the chapters of  ” Lord Shiva and his worship ” Book Written by Swami Sivananda

Shared for the Knowledge purpose for public benefits to get Detailed view on Lord Shiva by Swami Sivananda Philosophy. As I am deeply infatuated by the Wisdom of the Swami Sivananda on Lord shiva so i have presented his peace of work on Shiva for the people reading interest.Readers can buy the Original Book from the Amazon or flipkart.com

We comprehend (realise) that Celebrated Supreme Being (Purusha), and meditate upon that Great God, Mahadeva; may that Rudra impel us to do so. This is the Rudra Gayatri Mantra.

(Shiva Gayatri Mantra)
Who is Shiva? 
In Me the universe had its origin,
In Me alone the whole subsists;
In Me it is lost—Siva,
The Timeless, it is I Myself,
Sivoham! Sivoham! Sivoham!
” Salutations to Lord Siva, the vanquisher of Cupid, the bestower of eternal bliss and immortality, the protector of all beings, destroyer of sins, the Lord of the gods, who wears a tiger-skin, the best among objects of worship, through whose matted hair the Ganga flows.
 Lord Siva is the pure, changeless, attributeless, all-pervading transcendental consciousness.
He is the inactive (Nishkriya) Purusha. Prakriti is dancing on His breast and performing the creative, preservative and destructive processes.”
 (By Swami Sivananda)

View of the Swami Sivananda on Lord Shiva from His Book ( Lord Shiv and His worship)

By Swami Sivananda

” When there is neither light nor darkness, neither form nor energy, neither sound nor matter, when there is no manifestation of phenomenal existence, Siva alone exists in Himself.He is timeless, spaceless, birthless, deathless, decayless. He is beyond the pairs of opposites. He is the Impersonal Absolute Brahman. He is untouched by pleasure and pain, good and evil. He cannot be seen by the eyes but He can be realised within the heart through devotion and meditation.”

” Siva is also the Supreme personal God when He is identified with His power. He is then omnipotent, omniscient active God. He dances in supreme joy and creates, sustains and destroys with the rhythm of His dancing movements.
He destroys all bondage, limitation and sorrow of His devotees. He is the giver of Mukti or the final emancipation. He is the universal Self. He is the true Self of all creatures. He is the dweller in the cremation-ground, in the region of the dead, those who are dead to the world.
The Jivas and the world originate from Him, exist in Him, are sustained and rejected by Him and are ultimately merged in Him. He is the support, source and substratum of the whole world. He
is an embodiment of Truth, Beauty, Goodness and Bliss. He is Satyam, Sivam, Subham, Sundaram, Kantam.
He is the God of gods, Deva-Deva. He is the Great Deity—Mahadeva. He is the God of manes (Prajapati). He is the most awe-inspiring and terrifying deity, Rudra, with Trisul or trident in
His hand. He is the most easily pleased (Asutosha). He is accessible to all. Even the untouchable Chandalas and the illiterate rustics can approach Him.
He is the source of all knowledge and wisdom. He is an ideal Yogi and Muni. He is the ideal head of an ideal family with Uma as His devoted wife, Lord Subrahmanya, the brave general of
strength and courage, Lord Ganesa, the remover of all obstacles.

The Sadasiva

At the end of Pralaya, the Supreme Lord thinks of re-creation of the world. He is then known by the name Sadasiva. He is the root-cause of creation. From Sadasiva creation begins. In Manusmriti He is called Svayambhu. Sadasiva is unmanifested, He destroys the Tamas caused by Pralaya and shines as the self-resplendent light bringing forth the five great elements, etc., into being.

The Siva Purana says that Siva is beyond both Prakriti and Purusha. Siva is Mahesvara. He is the witness, well-wisher and nourisher of all beings.
The Gita says:

‘Upadrashtanumanta cha bharta bhokta mahesvarah’.

Mahesvara conducts the work of creation according to His will and pleasure.

The Sruti says,

‘Mayam tu prakritim viddhi mayinam tu mahesvaram’. 

Know Prakriti to be Maya and Mahesvara to be the wielder of Maya or Prakriti.

The Sakti of Siva works in two different ways. Mula Prakriti
and Daivi Prakriti. Mula Prakriti is Apara Prakriti from which the five elements and other visible objects and the Antahkarana are evolved. Para Prakriti is Chaitanya Sakti which converts the Apara
Prakriti and gives name and form to it. Apara Prakriti is Avidya and Para Prakriti is Vidya.
The controller and dispenser of these two Prakritis is Lord Siva.
Siva is distinct from Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra.

Lord Siva is the Lord of innumerable crores of Brahmandas or worlds. Isvara united with Maya gives rise to Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra out of Rajas, Sattva and Tamo Gunas respectively, under the command of Lord Siva. Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra are the trinities of the world.

There is no difference among the trinities, Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra. By the command of Mahesvara these three do the creative, preservative and destructive duties of the world. The work of all the three deities is done conjointly. They all have one view and one definite purpose in creating, preserving and destroying the visible universe of names and forms. He who regards the three deities as distinct and different, Siva Purana says, is undoubtedly a devil or evil spirit.
The Lord who is beyond the three Gunas, Mahesvara, has four aspects: Brahma, Kala, Rudra and Vishnu. Siva is the support for all the four. He is the substratum for Sakti also. Siva is distinct from the Rudra included in the trinities. Rudra is really one though according to the different functions He is considered to have eleven different forms.

 

The first face of Siva does Krida or play, the second does penance, the third destroys or dissolves the world, the fourth protects the people and the fifth, being knowledge, fully covers the entire universe by its power.He is Isana the creator and promoter of all beings, from within.The first form of Siva is the enjoyer of Prakriti as Kshetrajna Purusha. The second is Tatpurusha resting in Sattva-guna, rooted in Bhogya-Prakriti, the Prakriti-enjoyed. The third is Ghora rooted in the eightfold Buddhi like Dharma, etc.

The fourth is Vamadeva rooted in Ahankara and the fifth is Sadyojata, the presiding deity of the mind. The eight forms of Siva are Sarva, Bhava, Rudra, Ugra, Bhima, Pasupati, Isana and Mahadeva, rooted respectively in earth, water, fire, air, ether, Kshetrajna, sun and moon.”

(Source and Reference: Lord Shiva and his worship by Swami Sivananda)

Sri Navagraha Stotra with meaning to propitiate nine planets daily

Sri Navagraha Stotra with meaning to propitiate nine planets daily

This stotra is written by Shri Ved Vyas Rishi and consists of nine hymns or mantras of nine planets. this stotra is best suggested to get freedom from all sort of troubles and difficulties and get abundant pleasures, wealth and become prosperous, sound and have good health in life. The devotee should recite this stotra daily with utter faith and devotion to get maximum benefits from stotra. As this stotra directly goes to graha devta so faith is most important as these nine planets or ‘Navagraha’ have maximum effect on mental as well as on physical aspect of human life.

The vibration of these 9 planets radaites maximum sound and light energy around us and when we sync our body vibrations according to these 9 planets we can have maximum benefits from these celestial bodies. They play an important role in all the life activities i.e physical, mental, emotional and health of life of any individual. During the birth of the body, while having unfavourable positioning of any of these planets can be the cause of major life problems i.e bad health, bad mental state and stagnation in many areas of life. These 9 planets simply act as the mirror of our own karmas which we had done in many of the past journies. What native is facing suffering its all because of the deeds of the native he has done in those lives. Although there is no such remedy for bad but Karmas we can win the heart of planetary dieties by our utter faith, devotions and good karmas.
This Navgraha Stotra Created by Rishi Ved Vyasa is very useful in warding off or to avoid the ill effects of the bad planetary position and movement( Transit) of the ‘Navagraha’ in our lives with the help of Navgraha Hymns.
Navagraha stotram is a simple Pattern or mantras of 9 Grahas and it acts as very powerful healing tools to reduce the negative effects of planetary placement in natal chart.

Benefits Of Navagraha Stotram And The Way to Practice

The Navagraha Stotram is written by Rishi Vyasa and is considered to be as the peace mantra for the nine planets. These powerful hymns can pacify the Navagraha and protect us from any negative vibrations of the planets.

When devotee Regularly chants Navagraha Stotram it generates positive vibrations around us and directs the related planets to deliver favorable results but one should also need to do Good deeds as well as need to follow the karmic discipline wrt to the desired planet to get maximum benefits, as only good karma can pacify the bad karmic effects. These mantras or hymns helping in minimizing the harmful effects of the planets and increases positive influences on native mental setup. The devotees also get peace of mind and stay away from any evil thoughts as well. Practicing Navagraha Stotram every day can make you healthy, wealthy and prosperous.

To achieve the desired result, one should recite Navagraha Stotra in the early morning after having a bath by sitting in front of the picture or idol of the Lord Navagraha or one can also chant this Stotra in front of the 9 Navgrahas idols in temple after offering proper Poojan to the Navgrahas.

One should also try to understand the meaning of the mantra to maximize its effects.

It is recommended that the stotra should be chanted at least once in a day to please the planets.

 

|| नवग्रह स्तोत्र ||

अथ नवग्रह स्तोत्र

श्री गणेशाय नमः

जपाकुसुम संकाशं काश्यपेयं महदद्युतिम् |

तमोरिंसर्वपापघ्नं प्रणतोSस्मि दिवाकरम् || १ ||

Japaa kusuma Sankaasam Kaasyapeyam Mahaath’ yuthim

Thamo’urim sarva Paapa ganam Pranathosmi Dhiwaakaram

Meaning: 

“One who looks like the Hibiscus flower, Son of Kashyapa, full of radiance, Foe of darkness and the one who dispels all sins, I prostrate that Surya.”

दधिशंखतुषाराभं क्षीरोदार्णव संभवम् |

नमामि शशिनं सोमं शंभोर्मुकुट भूषणम् || २ ||

Dhadhi sanka Thushaaraabham Ksheero Dhaarnava Sambhavam

Namaami sasinam Somam Sambhor makuta Bhooshanam

Meaning: 

“The one who has the hue of curd and icebergs, one who emerges from the milky ocean, Chandra who adorns Shiva, I prostrate. that Chandra.”

धरणीगर्भ संभूतं विद्युत्कांति समप्रभम् |

कुमारं शक्तिहस्तं तं मंगलं प्रणाम्यहम् || ३ ||

Dharanee garbha Sambhootham Vidhyuth kaanthi Samaprabham

Kumaaram Sakthi Hasthancha Mangalam Pranamaam Yaham

Meaning: 

“The one who is the son of Bhooma Devi, One who has the lustre of lightning, One who has Shakti in his hand, and the auspicious one, I prostrate that Angaraka”

प्रियंगुकलिकाश्यामं रुपेणाप्रतिमं बुधम् |

सौम्यं सौम्यगुणोपेतं तं बुधं प्रणमाम्यहम् || ४ ||

Piryangu kali Kaasyaamam Roope’naa Prathimam Budham

Sowmyam sowmya GunopethamTham Bhudham Pranamaam Yaham

Meaning: 

“The one who is dark like the bud of Priyangu flower, One who is unequalled in beauty and is intelligent, And the son of Chandra, One who is peaceful, I prostrate that Budha.”

देवानांच ऋषीनांच गुरुं कांचन सन्निभम् |

बुद्धिभूतं त्रिलोकेशं तं नमामि बृहस्पतिम् || ५ ||

Dhe’vaanaancha Risheenaancha Gurum Kaanchan sannibham

Bhudhdhi bhootham Thrilokesam Thannamaami Bhruhaspathim

Meaning: 

The one who is the Guru of the Devas and Rishis, the one who is radiant and intelligent, The Lord of all the three worlds, I prostrate that Brihaspathi.

हिमकुंद मृणालाभं दैत्यानां परमं गुरुम् |

सर्वशास्त्र प्रवक्तारं भार्गवं प्रणमाम्यहम् || ६ ||

Hima kundha M’runaalaabam Dhaithyaanam Paramam Gurum

Sarva saasthra Pravruththaaram Bhaargavam Pranamaam Yaham

Meaning: 

“The one who has the lustre of the dew, Lotus stem and Thumba flower, High priest of Asuras and the one who preaches the Shatras, I prostrate that ( Bhargava )Sukracharya.”

नीलांजन समाभासं रविपुत्रं यमाग्रजम् |

छायामार्तंड संभूतं तं नमामि शनैश्चरम् || ७ ||

Neelaanchana Samaabaasam Raviputhram Yamaagrajam

Chaayaa Maarthaanda Sambhootham Thannamaami Sanaicharam

Meaning: 

“The one who is blue, one who is like charcoal, one who is the son of Surya and the brother of Yama, one who is born to Chaya and Surya, I prostrate that Saneeswara.”

अर्धकायं महावीर्यं चंद्रादित्य विमर्दनम् |

सिंहिकागर्भसंभूतं तं राहुं प्रणमाम्यहम् || ८ ||

Ardha kaayam mahaaveeyram Chandhraadhithya vimardhanam

Simhikaagarba Sambhootham Tham Raahum Pranamaam Yaham

Meaning: 

“The one who has half a body and is full of valour, One who opposes Chandra and Surya without fear, One who was born from Simhika’s womb, I prostrate that Rahu.”

पलाशपुष्पसंकाशं तारकाग्रह मस्तकम् |

रौद्रंरौद्रात्मकं घोरं तं केतुं प्रणमाम्यहम् || ९ ||

Palaasa pushpa sankaasam Thaarakagraha masthakam

Rowdhram rowdhraathmakam go’ram Tham Kethum Pranamaam Yaham.

Meaning: 

“The one who looks like Palasa flower, One who is the king of the stars and One who has a fierce form and is scary and angry, I prostrate that Ketu.”

इति श्रीव्यासमुखोग्दीतम् यः पठेत् सुसमाहितः |

दिवा वा यदि वा रात्रौ विघ्न शांतिर्भविष्यति || १० ||

Iti Vyaasa-mukhod-giitam yah: path’et-susamaahitah:

Divaa vaa yadi vaa raatrau vighna-shantir-bhavish’yati

Meaning: 

“This stotra is composed by Shri Vyaasa Rhishi. A person who chants this stotra during the day or at night will become free from all troubles. ”

नरनारी नृपाणांच भवेत् दुःस्वप्ननाशनम् |

ऐश्वर्यमतुलं तेषां आरोग्यं पुष्टिवर्धनम् || ११ ||

Nara-naarii-nrupaan’aayn cha bhaved-duh:svapna-naashanam

Aishvaryamatulam tesh’aam aarogyam push’t’i-vardanam

Meaning: 

“By chanting this stotra the effect of bad dreams of men, women, kings and so on will be destroyed. Everyone will have good health, wealth and energy.”

ग्रहनक्षत्रजाः पीडास्तस्कराग्निसमुभ्दवाः |

ता सर्वाःप्रशमं यान्ति व्यासोब्रुते न संशयः || १२ ||

Graha-nakshatrajaa piid’aah: taskaraagni-samudbhavaah:

Taah: sarvaah: prashamam yaanti Vyaaso bruute na sanshayah:

Meaning: 

“A person who chants this stotra becomes free from the troubles created by planets, constellations, thieves, fire etc. Vyasa Rhishi says that there is no doubt about the result of chanting this stotra ”

|| इति श्री वेद व्यास विरचितम् आदित्यादी नवग्रह स्तोत्रं संपूर्णं ||

Iti Shri Vyaasa-virachitam Navagraha-stotram sampurnam

The Navagrahastotracomposed by Shri Vyasa Rishi is Complete here.

 

 

Recite daily Dattatreya stotram in Sanskrit to destroy any Diseases, sins and enemies

Shiri Dattatreya stotram ( Rog Nashak)

This Stotra is taken from Narad Purana and is written by Shri Narad Rishi. Shri Datta is trimurthi of Tri devas i.e. (first) Brahma then (middle) Vishnu and then at the end Shankara. Narad says Datta is a destroyer of all diseases, sins, all our enemies. This stotra is to be recited with devotion, concentration and faith. The results will be good for life and one will become prosperous, happy, Sinless, healthy and our life become peaceful.

The story of Guru Dattatreya


GURU DATTATREYA is the son of ATRI rishi & mother anusaya. ATRI rishi was born of Lord BRAHMA. He practised severe penance and attained Brahma Jnana. He married anusaya, the daughter of Karjam Prajapati. anusaya as the name indicates, was devoid of the taint of envy. She was a PATIVRATA, an embodiment of chastity who worshipped and considered her husband as GOD.

Her fame and glory spread far and wide, all over the three worlds. Knowing her greatness Indra and other deities feared that they may lose their supremacy and that she may snatch their celestial treasures from their hand. They approached the 3 GOD’s Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh, described the greatness of Anusaya to them and entreated them to arrest the ever increasing powers and glory of Anusaya by somehow causing a blemish on her chastity.

They demanded that food be served to them immediately as they could not wait till the return of ATRI rishi.

Anusaya invited them to the dining centre and after offering the proper seats was about to serve food. At that critical juncture, the guests made an unusual request. They said, “Oh! Pious one, we desire that you should disrobe yourself and serve food without wearing any garment. Then only will we eat the food served to us . Please tell us if this is not possible, we will go elsewhere”. Anusaya thought for a while, “ If I refuse to comply with the condition laid down by these guests they may go away without eating food. Atithis(unexpected guests) cannot be turned away, they are an aspect of GOD. My mind is pure. The spiritual strength of my husband will surely save me”. She declared her willingness to serve food as desired by them and went into the kitchen.

She meditated and prayed at the holy feet of her husband. With a motherly feeling towards the guests she went naked into the dining place to start serving the food but, Lo! and behold! By that time the 3 guests were transformed into infants. She fondled the infants and at the sight of these hungry infants lactation welled up from her bosom. She happily breast fed them. When Atri rishi returned home , to his amazement, he found Anusaya fondling 3 new born babies. Anusaya rose and offered the 3 babies at the feet of her husband.

Atri rishi went into a trance and recognized the trio as Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. He reverentially greeted them with folded hands. After witnessing the devotion and purity of couple the 3 infants assumed their real forms and requested the couple to ask for a boon. Atri rishi directed Anusaya to seek a boon from the trinity. Anusaya replied that he might ask them to actually become their children. The trinity granted the boon and left for their celestial abodes in their subtle form and joined their consorts.

Vishnu took the form of Sri Datta, Brahma took the form of Chandra and Mahesh took the form of Durvasa. After some time Chandra and Durvasa sought the permission of Anusaya to leave. Durvasa expressed his desire to go on a pilgrimage and do penance. Chandra put forth his request, “ I will reside in the region of the moon. Therefore you can see me daily. Don’t grieve at our departure. Sri Datta combines in himself the divine qualities of 3 of us.

He will always be with you. Sri Datta is Lord Vishnu himself. Vishnu pervades the whole universe, so you will never experience separation from him. He will live according to your heart’s desire. so permit me to leave”. Taking the permission of their mother Chandra reached the region of the moon and Durvasa left on a long pilgrimage. Sri Datta remained in the hermitage of Anusaya.

The 3 GOD’s agreed to do it. They transformed themselves into mendicants and approached the hermitage of ATRI rishi. They begged for alms. At that time, ATRI rishi had gone to the river to offer his daily ablutions. Anusaya welcomed them with respect and offered them seats. She washed their feet and worshipped them. The guests became impatient and feigned great hunger.

Here is Dattatreya Rog Nashak Stotra, recite this stotra 11 times a day for 40 days daily and after that once for next 1 year. This is a miraculous stotra for curing difficult diseases and illness. Those having weak and afflicted Jupiter can also recite this stotra daily for 40 days or can recite on every Thursday.

 

श्री दत्तात्रेयस्तोत्रम्

जटाधरं पाण्डुरंगं शूलहस्तं दयानिधिम्।

सर्वरोगहरं देवं दत्तात्रेयमहं भजे ॥१॥

जगदुत्पत्तिकर्त्रे च स्थितिसंहारहेतवे।

भवपाशविमुक्ताय दत्तात्रेय नमोस्तुते॥२॥

जराजन्मविनाशाय देहशुद्धिकराय च।

दिगंबर दयामूर्ते दत्तात्रेय नमोस्तुते॥३॥

कर्पूरकान्तिदेहाय ब्रह्ममूर्तिधराय च।

वेदशास्स्त्रपरिज्ञाय दत्तात्रेय नमोस्तुते॥४॥

ह्रस्वदीर्घकृशस्थूलनामगोत्रविवर्जित!

पञ्चभूतैकदीप्ताय दत्तात्रेय नमोस्तुते॥५॥

यज्ञभोक्त्रे च यज्ञेय यज्ञरूपधराय च।

यज्ञप्रियाय सिद्धाय दत्तात्रेय नमोस्तुते॥६॥

आदौ ब्रह्मा मध्ये विष्णुरन्ते देवः सदाशिवः।

मूर्तित्रयस्वरूपाय दत्तात्रेय नमोस्तुते॥७॥

भोगालयाय भोगाय योगयोग्याय धारिणे।

जितेन्द्रिय जितज्ञाय दत्तात्रेय नमोस्तुते॥८॥

दिगंबराय दिव्याय दिव्यरूपधराय च।

सदोदितपरब्रह्म दत्तात्रेय नमोस्तुते॥९॥

जंबूद्वीप महाक्षेत्र मातापुरनिवासिने।

भजमान सतां देव दत्तात्रेय नमोस्तुते॥१०॥

भिक्षाटनं गृहे ग्रामे पात्रं हेममयं करे।

नानास्वादमयी भिक्षा दत्तात्रेय नमोस्तुते॥११॥

ब्रह्मज्ञानमयी मुद्रा वस्त्रे चाकाशभूतले।

प्रज्ञानघनबोधाय दत्तात्रेय नमोस्तुते॥१२॥

अवधूत सदानन्द परब्रह्मस्वरूपिणे ।

विदेह देहरूपाय दत्तात्रेय नमोस्तुते॥१३॥

सत्यरूप! सदाचार! सत्यधर्मपरायण!

सत्याश्रय परोक्षाय दत्तात्रेय नमोस्तुते॥१४॥

शूलहस्त! गदापाणे! वनमाला सुकन्धर!।

यज्ञसूत्रधर ब्रह्मन् दत्तात्रेय नमोस्तुते॥१५॥

क्षराक्षरस्वरूपाय परात्परतराय च।

दत्तमुक्तिपरस्तोत्र! दत्तात्रेय नमोस्तुते॥१६॥

दत्तविद्याड्यलक्ष्मीश दत्तस्वात्मस्वरूपिणे।

गुणनिर्गुणरूपाय दत्तात्रेय नमोस्तुते॥१७॥

शत्रुनाशकरं स्तोत्रं ज्ञानविज्ञानदायकम्।

आश्च सर्वपापं शमं याति दत्तात्रेय नमोस्तुते॥१८॥

इदं स्तोत्रं महद्दिव्यं दत्तप्रत्यक्षकारकम्।

दत्तात्रेयप्रसादाच्च नारदेन प्रकीर्तितम् ॥१९॥

इति श्रीनारदपुराणे नारदविरचितं

श्रीदत्तात्रेय स्तोत्रं संपुर्णमं।।

।। श्रीगुरुदेव दत्त ।।

Dattatreya stotram With English translation to cure any Diseases

Narad Krit Shiri Dattatreya stotram from Padma Puran with English translation

Dattatreya Stotra is dedicated to Hindu God Datta, a joint incarnation of Hindu deities Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Devotees worship Dathathreya as a god in the form of a combination of the great trinity consisting of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. He took this form due to Anasuya, the wife of sage Athri.
One story tells that Narada poisoned the minds of Saraswathi, Lakshmi and Parvathy and told them that Anasuya is much greater than them. Incensed by this they sent their lords to Anasuya, who went and requested her to give them alms without wearing any clothes, She made them into babies and combined them into one. This God was Dathathreya.
Another story tells of the trinity being forced to approach Anasuya to save the world from the curse of Nalayani. She did this but asked them to become her babies. These babies were Dathathreya (Vishnu), Durvasa (Shiva) and Chandra(Brahma). Once in a hurry when all these babies were crying together, she took them together and they became one.
There is a small sect of Hindus called Datha panthis in Karnalaka and Maharashtra who worship only Lord Dathathreya. He is picturised as doing meditation along with four Vedas in the form dogs following him.Praying to Dattatreya by chanting this stotra will help to destroy all the enemies, get rid of your sins and will be blessed with great knowledge.

Below is the English lyrics of Dattatreya Stotram translated by Sri PR Ramachander.


श्रीदत्तात्रेयस्तोत्रम् ( नारदपुराण


In Sanskrit 


Dhyanam 


जटाधरं पांडुरांगं शूलहस्तं कृपानिधिम् ।

सर्वरोगहरं देवं दत्तात्रेयमहं भजे ॥ १॥

 

English Pronunciation  

Jatadharam, pandurangam soolahastham, krupa nidhim, Sarva Roga haram devam Dathathreyam aham Bhaje.

 

English Translation  

I praise that Dathathreya carrying a matted tuft, white coloured, Treasure of mercy and the God who cures all diseases.


In Sanskrit 

Nyasam 

अस्य श्रीदत्तात्रेयस्तोत्रमंत्रस्य भगवान् नारदऋषिः ।

अनुष्टुप् छन्दः ।

श्रीदत्तपरमात्मा देवता ।

श्रीदत्तप्रीत्यर्थे जपे विनियोगः

Asya Dathathreya stotra manthrasya Bhagawan Narada Rishi,

 

Anushtup Chanda,  

Sri Datha Paramathma Devatha,

Sri datha preethyarthe Jape viniyoga.

 

English Translation 

The Sage connected with the prayer of Dathathreya is God like Narada, The Meter is Anushtup, the God addressed is the divine God Dathathreya, And this chanting is being done for pleasing God Dathathreya.

Shaloka 1

जगदुत्पत्तिकर्त्रे च स्थितिसंहार हेतवे ।

भवपाशविमुक्ताय दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥ १॥  

 

Jagat uthpathi Karthre cha sthithi samhara hethave,

Bhava pasa vimukthaya, Dathathreya Namothuthe.

 

English Translation 

Salutations to Dathathreya, who creates the world,

And causes for its protection and destruction, who frees us from the bond of Karma.

 

Shaloka 2

जराजन्मविनाशाय देहशुद्धिकराय च ।

दिगम्बरदयामूर्ते दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥ २॥

Jara Janma vinasaya, deha shudhi karaya cha,

Digambara dhaya moorthe, Dathathreya Namothuthe.

 

English Translation 


Salutations to Dathathreya, who destroys old age and births,  

Who cleans our body and is the form of mercy, who wears directions as the dress.

Shaloka 3 

कर्पूरकान्तिदेहाय ब्रह्ममूर्तिधराय च ।

वेदशास्त्रपरिज्ञाय दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥ ३॥

Karpoora kanthi dehaya, Brahma moorthi daraya cha,

Veda sastra parignaya, Dathathreya Namothuthe.

English Translation 

Salutations to Dathathreya, who has a body like shining camphor, Who carries the form of Brahma, who is an expert in Vedas and Sasthras.

Shaloka 4

र्हस्वदीर्घकृशस्थूल-नामगोत्र-विवर्जित ।

पंचभूतैकदीप्ताय दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥ ४॥

Hruswa, deergha krusa sthoola nama gothra vivarjitha,

Pancha bhoothaika deepthaya, Dathathreya Namothuthe.

 

English Translation 


Salutations to Dathathreya, who is free from short and long,  

Small and huge, names, clans and shines due to the five elements.

Shaloka 5 

यज्ञभोक्ते च यज्ञाय यज्ञरूपधराय च ।

यज्ञप्रियाय सिद्धाय दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥ ५॥

Yajna bhokthe cha yajnaya yajna roopa dharaya cha, Yajnapriyaaya sidhaaya, Dathathreya Namothuthe.

 English Translation 

Salutations to Dathathreya, who feeds on the Yajna, who is Yajna, Who takes the form of Yajna, who likes Yajna and who is a great sage.

 

Shaloka 6

आदौ ब्रह्मा मध्य विष्णुरंते देवः सदाशिवः ।

मूर्तित्रयस्वरूपाय दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥ ६॥

Aadhou Brahma, Madhya Vishnu ranthe Deva Sadashiva,

Moorthi thraya swaroopaya, Dathathreya Namothuthe.

 

English Translation 

Salutations to Dathathreya, who in the beginning is Brahma,  

In the middle is Vishnu and in the end is Sadashiva and has the form of the divine trinity.

 

Shaloka 7

भोगालयाय भोगाय योगयोग्याय धारिणे ।

जितेन्द्रियजितज्ञाय दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥ ७॥

Bhogalayaya, bhogaya yoga yogyaya dharine,

Jithendrya jithajnaya, Dathathreya Namothuthe.

English Translation 

Salutations to Dathathreya who is the temple of pleasure, who is pleasure who is an expert in Yoga, who has won over his senses as well as knowledge.

Shaloka 8

दिगम्बराय दिव्याय दिव्यरूपध्राय च ।

सदोदितपरब्रह्म दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥ ८॥

 Digambaraya, divyaya, divya roopa pradhaya cha,

Sadodhitha para brahma, Dathathreya Namothuthe.

 

 English Translation  

Salutations to Dathathreya, who wears directions as cloth,

Who is divine, who can give a divine form and who is ever rising divine Brahmam.

Shaloka 9 

जम्बुद्वीपमहाक्षेत्रमातापुरनिवासिने ।

जयमानसतां देव दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥ ९॥

 

JambudweepaMaha kshethre mathapura nivasine,   

Jaya manasatham deva, Dathathreya Namothuthe.

 

English Translation 

Salutations to Dathathreya, who lives in Mathapura,  

Which is in Jambu Dweepa, Victory to the God of the minds.

 

Shaloka 10

भिक्षाटनं गृहे ग्रामे पात्रं हेममयं करे ।

नानास्वादमयी भिक्षा दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥ १०॥

Bhikshatanam gruhe grame pathram hema mayam kare,

Nanaswada mayi bhiksha, Dathathreya Namothuthe.

 

English Translation 

Salutations to Dathathreya, who took alms in homes of villages,  

In golden pot and got several tasteful alms.

Shaloka 11 

ब्रह्मज्ञानमयी मुद्रा वस्त्रे चाकाशभूतले ।

प्रज्ञानघनबोधाय दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥ ११॥

 

Brahma jnana mayi mudraa vasthre chaaakasa bhoothale,  

Prajnana gana bodhaya, Dathathreya Namothuthe.

 English Translation  

Salutations to Dathathreya, who shows the seal of knowledge of Brahmam, Whose clothes are the sky and earth and who teaches nothing but pure knowledge

Shaloka 12

 

अवधूतसदानन्दपरब्रह्मस्वरूपिणे ।

विदेहदेहरूपाय दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥ १२॥

 

Avadhootha sadananda, para brahma swaroopine,   

Videha deha roopaya, Dathathreya Namothuthe.

 

English Translation 

 

Salutations to Dathathreya, who is a mendicant, who has form,  

of divine Brahmam and has the body form of the body less

Shaloka 13

 

सत्यंरूपसदाचारसत्यधर्मपरायण ।

सत्याश्रयपरोक्षाय दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥ १३॥

 

Sathya roopa sadachara, sathya dharma paarayana,  

Sathyasraya parokshaaya, Dathathreya Namothuthe.

 

 English Translation 

 Salutations to Dathathreya, who has the form of truth, follow good behaviour, Who is the strong follower of Dharma of truth and depends on truth as a matter of fact.

 

 Shaloka 14

शूलहस्तगदापाणे वनमालासुकन्धर ।

यज्ञसूत्रधरब्रह्मन् दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥ १४॥

 

Soola hastha Gada pane, vana mala sugandhara,   

Yagna suthra dhara Brahman, Dathathreya Namothuthe.

 

 English Translation  

Salutations to Dathathreya, who holds the spear and mace in his hand, Who smells of forest garland and is the Brahman who organizes Yajna.

Shaloka 15

 

क्षराक्षरस्वरूपाय परात्परतराय च ।

दत्तमुक्तिपरस्तोत्र दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥ १५॥

 

Ksharakshara swaroopaya parathpara tharaya cha,   

DAtha mukthipara stotra, Dathathreya Namothuthe.

 

English Translation 

Salutations to Dathathreya, who has a form that is not stable as well as one which is stable, Who is greatly divine among divines and I pray Datha for salvation.

 

Shaloka 16

दत्त विद्याढ्यलक्ष्मीश दत्त स्वात्मस्वरूपिणे ।

गुणनिर्गुणरूपाय दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥ १६॥

Dath vidhyadya Lakshmeesa Datha Swathma swaroopine,

Guna, nirguna roopaya, Dathathreya Namothuthe.

 

English Translation 

Salutations to Dathathreya, who gives knowledge, who is the consort of Lakshmi, Who is the form of his own soul, has the form with properties and without properties.

 

Phala Sruthi 

(Effect of Chanting)

Shaloka 17 

शत्रुनाशकरं स्तोत्रं ज्ञानविज्ञानदायकम् ।

सर्वपापं शमं याति दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥ १७॥

 

Sathru nasa karam Stotram, Jnana Vijnana Dhayakam,   

Sarva paapam samam, Yathi, Dathathreya Namothuthe.

 

English Translation 

 

Salutations to Dathathreya, this prayer destroys enemies,

Grants wisdom of religion and science and also removes all the sins.

 

Shaloka 18

इदं स्तोत्रं महद्दिव्यं दत्तप्रत्यक्षकारकम् ।

दत्तात्रेयप्रसादाच्च नारदेन प्रकीर्तितम् ॥ १८॥ ॥

 

Idham Stotram Maha Divyam, Datha prathyaksha Karakam,   

Dathathreya prasadascha, Naradena prakeerthitham.

 


English Translation 

 

This very divine prayer brings Dathathreya before you,  

And also gets you the grace of Dathathreya and is composed by sage Narada.

 

इति श्रीनारदपुराणे नारदविरचितं दत्तात्रेयस्तोत्रं सुसम्पूर्णम् ॥


English Translation 

 

Ithi Narada Purane Narada Virachitham Dathathreya Stotram Sampoornam.

Thus ends the prayer addressed to Dathathreya written by Narada from Narada Puranam.

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How to worship Goddess laxmi, Kubera, Yamdeepak and Dhanvantri in Dhanteras on 17th october 2017 at home

As per wiki, Dhana Trayodashi (or Dhanteras or धनत्रयोदशी) is the first day of the Indian Diwali and Nepalese Tihar Festival. The festival is known as “Dhanatrayodashi” or “Dhanvantari Trayodashi”. It is celebrated on the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in the Vikram Samvat Hindu calendar month of Kartika month.

This day is also celebrated for Lord Dhanvantari (Deity who rules Ayurveda) and worshipped on the occasion of Trayodashi, usually, this day is called Dhanvantari Trayodashi. Dhanvantari is considered to be the teacher of all physicians and the originator of Ayurveda.

‘Dhan’ means wealth and ‘Teras’ refers to the thirteenth day of the moon cycle on the thirteenth day of Kartika Krishna Paksha. On this auspicious day, Goddess Laxmi, Lord Dhanvantri and Lord Kuber are worshipped in sthir Lagna at evening time. Traditionally it is considered as to be good in Hindus to buy gold and silver jewelry or utensils as they are karka for Vaibhav.

If we See background history from our Vedic Scriptures                   (Puranas), root of the Dhanteras belong from the Samudra Manthan, It is believed that on this day, Goddess Lakshmi emerged from the ocean along with other precious treasures and pieces of jewelry, during Churning of Ocean. According to the Bhagwat and Visnu Purana, Lord Dhanvantri also emerged from the sea with the pot of Amrit for distributing it to the Devtas. Lord Dhanvantri is another form of Lord Vishnu and also worshipped on this day along with Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kuber for the good health, wealth, and wellbeing.

Below are Detailed info on Dhanteras Puja Vidhi and Muharat :


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17th October 2017 (Tuesday)


Dhanteras Puja Muhurta = 19:21 to 20:25

Duration = 1 Hour 4 Mins

Pradosh Kaal = 17:51 to 20:25
Vrishabha Kaal = 19:21 to 21:14
Trayodashi Tithi Starts = 00:26 on 17/Oct/2017
Trayodashi Tithi Ends = 00:08 on 18/Oct/2017

According to Drikpanchang, Lakshmi Poojan on Dhanteras should be done during Pradosh Kaal after sunset and approximately lasts for 2 hours and 24 minutes when Sthir Lagna (Fixed Signs) prevails, Sthir means fixed, not movable as in Sthira Lagna goddess Laxmi sits and stays in your home. Today Sthira Lagna will rise after 19:21 (Taurus Lagna), hence this time is the best for Dhanteras Pujan for Laxmi poojan. 

But before that there we need to light 13 or 1 lamp in the house to keep away the evil and let the good light come in in the form of good health and wellbeing with Goddes Laxmi and Dhanvantri.Dhanteras has nothing to do with the wealth,  but It is more about the health and well being of the house, what happens when “Ashta Laxmi” comes in the house with lord Dhanvantri which brings good health, well being and overall happiness for the whole family members. ‘

It Has a deep story, as why we lit lamp on Dhanteras for Lord Yama; 

” This is explained in the story of the prince and his new wife, which is said to have happened on this day centuries ago. The prince, his new wife and the serpent The 16-year-old son of King Hima was predicted to die on his fourth day of marriage – on Dhanteras – by snake bite. 

But instead of dying, on that date his wife decided she would not let him go to sleep. She laid out all her ornaments as well as pots of gold and silver coins at the entrance to their bedroom and lit lots of lamps. 

She told him stories and sang songs to keep him awake that night and when the God of Death, Yama, came disguised as a snake, he was so dazzled by the glittering precious metals and lights that he climbed on top of the coins and listened to the stories instead. By morning, rather than killing the prince, he slithered away silently because he had missed the chance. The prince was saved by his bride after she baffled the snake with her wealth.”

That’s why in Dhanteras first it involves worshipping of Lord Yama with Deep Daan on this day for the protection of one’s family members and loved ones.After worshipping Lord Yama one should Lit 13 earthen Lamps on the honor of Lord Yama in a southern direction with sesame oil outside the house in evening time in pradosh kaal.
Below are the Step by Step Process first from Lighting earthen lamp in evening time for Lord Yama Deepam Daan.

Step -1 – Worshipping of Lord Yama in Pardosh Kaal in evening


Yama Deepam Puja Muhurat


Yama Deepam Time = 17:51 to 19:08
Duration = 1 Hour 16 Mins
1. Take a small wooden slab with small legs.
2. Make a swastik with roli on it.
3. Now put 13 or 1 earthen lamps on it fill it with sesame oil and light the earthen lamps.
4. Now take a cowry shell with hole and put it into earthen lamps.
5. Shower water (Gangajal or pure water) around lamp 3 times.
6. Put tilak of roli on lamp. Then put raw whole rice on tilak.
7. Offer some sugar to it. (Just put some sugar in the lamp).
8. Put 1 rupee coin in it.
9. Now offer some flowers to lamp.
10. Do pranam to earthen lamp.
11. Offer tilak to family members.
12. Now place this lamp outside main gate of your house. Place it on right side of door. It’s flame must face towards south direction.
After placing this earthen lamp recite the following mantra and offer honor and respect and pray to the Lord Yama for well being of the family members:


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Step 2 – Worshipping of Lord Dhanwantari 



After lighting earthen lamp for Lord Yama, one should start dhanwantari pooja in your pooja room. Lord Dhanwantari is diety of the Ayurveda, form of Lord Vishnu, as he has emerged on this day so he should be worshipped in Dhanteras. Give bathing and anointing the idol of Lord Dhanwantari with vermillion, nine varieties of grains are offered to the Lord.

1. Sit in your pooja room.
2. Recite Dhanwantari Mantra at least 108 times. 
Dhanwantari mantra is : “Om Dhan Dhanvantaraye Namah”
 “ॐ धं धन्वन्तरये नमः“.
or you can Recite below-mentioned mantra

“Om Namo Bhagavate Maha Sudharshana Vasudevaya Dhanvantaraye; Amrutha Kalasa Hasthaaya Sarva Bhaya Vinasaya Sarva amaya Nivaranaya Thri Lokya Pathaye Thri Lokya Nidhaye Sri Maha Vishnu Swarupa Sri Dhanvantri Swarupa Sri Sri Sri Aoushata Chakra Narayana Swaha”

Meaning:

We pray to God, who is Sudharshana Vasudeva Dhanvantri. He holds the kalasha full of nectar of immortality. Lord Dhanvantri removes all the fears and diseases. He is the well-wisher and preserver of the three worlds. Like Lord Vishnu, Dhanvantri is empowered to heal our souls. We bow to the Lord of Ayurveda.
After the end of recitation, Say,

“O Lord Dhanwantari! I offer this recitation in your lotus feet. Please give us good health.”


Step 3: Ganesh, Lakshmi and Kubera Pooja on Dhanteras

After Dhanwantari pooja one must do panchopchar pooja of Lord Ganesh and Goddess Lakshmi with Kubera.In the evening, all family members should gather and start the prayer.Before Starting pooja give him a bath and anoint him with sandal paste. A red cloth is offered to the Lord and then fresh flowers are showered on the idol of Lord Ganesha. Devotees can also chant the mantra and take his blessings before starting the rituals of Dhanteras. 

Ganesh Panchopchar puja is as follows:
1.Show earthen lamp to him.
2.Offer dhoop to him.
3.Offer scent to Lord Ganesha.
4.Offer flowers in his lotus feet.
5.Offer sweets (naivedya) to Lord Ganesh.
Chant the following mantra:

वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्यकोटि समप्रभ ।

निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा ॥

Vakra-Tunndda Maha-Kaaya Suurya-Kotti Samaprabha |

Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryessu Sarvadaa ||
Meaning:

(I pray to Sri Ganesha) Who has a Curved Trunk, Large Body, and Who has the Brilliance of a Million Suns, O Lord, Please make all my Works Free of Obstacles, Always.

Now Worship Lord Kuber after the Ganesh Pooja as follows:

Lord Kuber should be offered flowers, incense, fruits and sweets, and diya and after that chant the following mantra:

“Om Yakshyaya Kuberaya Vaishravanaaya Dhanadhanyadi Padayeh
Dhana-Dhanya Samreeddhing Me Dehi Dapaya Swaha”

Meaning:

Kubera, the lord of yakshas, bless us with wealth and prosperity.

Now, worship Goddess Lakshmi in Sthir Kaal in Vrishabha Kaal @19:21 to 21:14



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In Dhanteras, During the Pradosh Kaal, which is the time after sunset and lasts for about two and a half hours, Goddess Lakshmi is used to worshipped on Dhanteras. Before starting this pooja ritual, one should take a piece of new cloth, spread with a handful of grains in the middle of the cloth. The cloth should be spread on a raised platform. A kalash half filled with water (mixed with Gangajal), betel nut, a flower, a coin and some rice grains is also kept together.

One can also keep mango leaves in the kalash. According to the rituals, a lotus is drawn with Haldi (turmeric) over the grains and the idol of Goddess Lakshmi is kept over the grains. Light a lamp, offer flowers, haldi, Vermillion to the Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Ganesha and to the kalash then chant the below-mentioned mantra:

“Om Shreem Hreem Shreem Kamale Kamalalaye Praseed Praseed Om Shreem Hreem Shreem Mahalakshmaye Namaha”

After this, take a plate and bathe the idol of Lakshmi with panchamrit (mixture of milk, curd, ghee, butter and honey). 

This is followed by offering the Goddess sandal paste, saffron paste, ittar (perfume), vermillion, haldi, gulal and abeer. 
Later Close your hands and worship Goddess for the success, prosperity, happiness, and well-being!
Source and Reference,
Wikipedia
Drikpanchang.com