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    Things to get ready:

    An altar with the picture of the deity

    Lamp on which kumkum & chandan are applied with oil & wick

    Flowers, if available

    2 cups, one with water & the other empty, to pour water.

    Bell, to ring

    Offering which can be any dry or fresh fruits

    Camphor or karpura



    I am giving a simple format with preparatory steps.



    1 – Decorate the lamp & light it, chanting

    deepo jyotih param brahma deepo jyotih janaardhanaha
    deepo harathu me paapam sandhyaa deepo namo(a)stutae



    suvarna vriddhim kurumae gruhae shri
    sudhaanya vriddhim kurumae gruhae shri
    kalyaana vriddhim kurumae gruhae shri
    vibhoothi vriddhim kurumae gruhae shri



    keetaa pathangaa mas(h)akaashcha vrikshaaha
    jalae sthalae ae nivasanthu jeevaaha
    dhrishtvaa pradeepam na cha janma bhaajo
    bhavanthi nithyam svachaahi vipraaha




    2 – Offer flowers chanting

    shubham karoti kalyaanam aarogyam dhanasampadaha
    shatru buddhi vinaas(h)aaya deepajyotih namo(a)stutae




    3 – Achamanam: Take a sip of water after chanting each line.

    Om achyuthaaya namah

    Om ananthaaya namah

    Om govindaaya namah



    4 – Guru Dhyanam – visualisation f one’s guru or s(h)ri Dhakshinamurthy:

    Gurur brahmaah gurur vishnuh gururdevo mahes(h)varah

    Gurureva ( or gurussaaks(h)aat) param brahmaa thasmai s(h)ri gurave namah





    5 Vigneshvara Dhyaanam: Visualisation of Lord Vigneshvara

    Shuklaambaradharam vishnum s(h)as(h)ivarnam chathurbhujam

    Prasanna vadanam dhyaayaet sarva vigno(u)pa s(h)aanthayae



    6 – Sankalpah: ( purpose of the puja )

    mamopaaththa samastha durithakshvayadvaaraa sriparames(h)vara

    { you can substitute s(h)ri naarayana } preethyartham daeva pujam karishyae



    7 – Aasana puja: Sprinkle water on your seat while chanting ( this is to purify the seat )

    Prithvi thvayaa dhrthaa lokaah devithvam vishnunaa dhrthaah

    Thvam cha dhaarayamaam devi pavithram kuru chaasanam





    8 – Ganta puja – Ring the bell chanting ( this is to purify the atmosphere)

    Jayadhwani mantra maatah svaahaa

    Aagamaartham tu devaanaam gamanaartham thu rakshasaam

    Kurve ghabntaaravam thathra devathaahvaana laanchanam



    9 - Kalas(h)a puja: - Decorate the pot with water by applying kumkum & chandan – put a flower inside, cover with right palm & chant

    Gangae cha yamunae chaiva godaavari sarasvathi

    Narmadae sindu kaaveri jalae(a)smin sannidim kuru



    10 – Aathma puja: - Worship of the Self:

    Deho devaalayah prokthah jeevodevas sanaathanah

    Thyajeda(k)jnaana nirmaalyam so(a)ham bhaavena pujayeth



    Dear friends, after receiving your feedback I shall proceed with a simple 16-step puja.

    Love & regards,

    Chithra.







     
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    The 16 - Step Puja format



    Purva Puja:

    1 – Aavahanam - Invocation.
    In this step, we visualise the deity in our mind & offer flower or akshathai to the form or picture of the deity. Thereby we invoke the deity in the image.

    Asmin bimbe ( or chithrapate) shree devam ( or deveem) dhyaayaami

    Asmin bimbe ( or chithrapate) shree devam ( or deveem) aavaahayaami



    2 – Aasanam - offering seat:

    Offer flowers at the feet & chant

    Aasanam samarpayaami



    3 - Paadhyam - washing the feet

    Offer one spoon of water from the cup with water to the empty cup & chant

    Paadhyam samarpayaami



    4 - - Arghyam - Washing the hands:

    Offer one spoon of water from the cup with water to the empty cup & chant Arghyam samarpayaami



    5 - Aachamaniyam - Inner purification;

    Offer one spoon of water from the cup with water to the empty cup & chant

    Aachamaniyam samarpayaami



    6 - Madhuparkam - offering water

    Offer one spoon of water from the cup with water to the empty cup & chant

    Madhuparkam samarpayaami



    7 - Snaanam - Bath:

    Offer one spoon of water from the cup with water to the empty cup & chant

    Snaanam samarpayaami

    Again water for inner purification:

    Snaanaanantharam aachamaneeyam samarpayaami



    8 - Vasthram - Offering Cloth:

    Offer flowers or akshathai chanting

    Vasthram samarpayaami

    Upaveetham samarpayaami



    9 - Aabharanam - Offering ornaments:

    Offer flowers or akshathai, chanting

    aabharanam samarpayaami



    10 - Gandham & Kumkumam - Offering sandalpaste & kumkum:

    Offer flowers or akshathai, chanting

    Gandhaan dhaarayaami

    Ghandhasyopari haridraakumkumam samarpayaami



    11 - Pushpam - offering flowers

    Offer flowers or akshathai, chanting

    Pushpaam ( pushpaani) samarpayaami



    At this stage perform Ashtothraarchana to the deity you have invoked



    Uthara Puja - Second half of the puja:

    12 - Dhoopam - Offering Incense:

    Show the incense ( agarbathi) clockwise 3 times, chanting

    Dhoopam aaghraapayami



    13 - Deepam - Offering deepam from a small lamp;

    Show another small lamp in front of the deity, clockwise, three times, simultaneously ringing bell with the left hand

    Deepam sandars(h)ayaami

    Offer one spoon of water from the cup with water to the empty cup & chant

    Deepaanantharam aachamaneeyan samarpayaami



    14 - Naivedhyam - Offering food ( dry or fresh fruit:)

    Sprinkle one spoon of water on the naivedhyam & ringing the bell, offer the naivedhyam (broken coconut, fruits etc,) chanting

    Om bhoorbhuvassuvah

    Amrthopahstharanamasi

    Praanaayah svaahaa

    Apaanaya svaahaa

    Vyaanaaya svaahaa

    Udaanaa ya svaahaa

    Samaanaaya svaahaa

    Brahmane svaahaa

    Naivedhyam nivedayaami

    Offer one spoon of water from the cup with water to the empty cup & chant

    Naivedyaanantharam aachamaneeyam samarpayaami

    Offer betel leaves & nuts ( thamboolam), Chanting

    Thaambulam samarpayaami



    15 - Karpura niranjanam - offering lighted camphor:

    Stand & show lighted camphor clockwise, ringing the bell with the left hand, chanting

    Karpoora neeranjanam samarpayaami

    Pour one spoon of water in cup chanting

    Karpoora neeraajananantharam aachamaneeyam samarpayaami



    16 - Vandanam - thanksgiving:

    Offer flowers chanting

    Manthrapushpam samarpayaami

    Do self pradakshinam clockwise three times chanting

    Yaani kaanicha paapaani janmaanthara krithaanicha

    Thaani thaani vinas(h) yanthi

    Pradakshina pade pade

    Offer namaskarams, chanting

    Pradakshina namaskaaraan samarpayaami



    The 16 puja steps are over. The invoked deity should now be taken back to His original Glory. For this, Move the deity or picture a little to the north, chanting

    Asmaad bimbaad ( chithra pate) s(h)ri devam ( or devim) yathaa sthaanam pradishtaapayaami



    Dedication to the Lord:

    Kaayena vaachaa manasendryairvaa buddhyaathmanaa vaa prakrthes svabhaavaath

    Karomi yadhyath sakalam parasmai naaraayanaayethi samarpayaami



    Now pour a spoon of water in the cup chanting

    Om thathsath ithi brahmaarpanamasthu


    Love & regards,

    Chithra.














     
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    Simple Daily Routine.

    Light the lamp and chant the Deepa Shlokams I have already given.
    Then chant the following lines:
    1 -
    Om s(h)ree Agra Roopaya namah
    Salutations to the prime force in creation.
    Om s(h)ree Matr(u) Pithr(u)byo namah
    Salutations to my parents.
    Om s(h)ree Gurubhyo namah
    Salutations to my Gurus.
    Om s(h)ree Kula Devathaayai namah
    Salutations to my Kuladevatha
    Om s(h)ree Ishta Devathaayai namah
    Salutations to my Ishta devatha
    Om s(h)ree Maha Ganapathayae namah
    Salutations to Sree Maha Ganapathy
    Om s(h)ree Krishnaaya Paramaathmanae namah
    Salutations to Lord Krishna
    2 -
    As(h)vathi Nakshathrebyom namah
    Salutations to all stars
    Maeshaadi Raas(h)ibyom namah
    Salutations to all Ras(h)is
    Sarva Dig Devathaabhyom namah
    Salutations to all the 8 ( cardinal & intercardinal) directions
    ( mention the tamil year's name) Naama Samvathsaraaya namah
    Salutations to the ongoing year
    3 -
    Uththarayanaaya namah
    Salutations to Utharayanam
    Dakshinaayanaaya namah
    Salutations to Dhakshinaayanam
    Sarva Rh(u)thubhyom namah
    Salutations to all Seasons
    Sarva Maasaebyom namah
    Salutations to all Months
    S(h)ukla Pakshaaya namah
    Salutations to S(h)ukla Paksha
    Krishna Pakshaaya namah
    Salutations to Krishna Paksha

    Next, do the naivedyam. For daily use any dry fruit is enough. Chant any of the naivedyam shlokas.
    Now light the camphor , hold the camphor stand in the right hand and ring the bell with the left hand.
    In front of the deity make three clockwise rounds chanting
    Na thathra suryo bhaathi na chandra thaarakam
    naemaa vidyutho bhanthih kutho(a)yayamagnih
    Thamaevabaavamanubhaanthi sarvam
    Thasya bhaasaa sarvam ivam vibhaathi
    Now turn to
    East and say Indraaya namah
    Southeast - Agnayae namah
    South - Yamaaya namah
    Southwest - Nirrh(u)thayae namah
    West - Varunaaya namah
    Northwest - Vaayavae namah
    North - Kubaeraaya namah
    Northeast - Ees(h)aanaaya namah
    After saying this take the camphor stand in a clockwise direction all round the house, ringing the bell simultaneouly with the left hand. When you go to the main entrance door, step out, show the camphor to the entrance, praying in the mind that only positive vibrations should enter the house through the main door.Then go back to the deity.

    Completion of daily puja:
    Prayers for prosperity and welfare of all humanity:

    Svasthi prajabhyah parpaalayanthaam
    Nyaayyaena maargaena maheem maheeshah
    gobrahmanaebhyas(h)s(h)ubhamasthu nithyam
    Lokaassamasthaassukhinobhavanthu

    May there be happiness for all people
    May the rulers righteously rule the earth
    May all beings ever attain what is good.
    May all beings be prosperous and happy

    Kaalae varshathu parjanyah pr(u)thvee sas(h)ya s(h)aalinee
    Des(h)o(a)yam kshobha rahithah brahmanaassanthu nirbhayaah

    May the clouds pour rain in time.
    May the earth be blessed with crops.
    May our country be free from calamity.
    May holy men live without fear.

    Sarvae bhavanthu sukhinah sarvae santhu niraamayaah
    Sarvae bhadraani pas(h)yanthu maa kas(h)chid dukkhabhaag bhavaeth

    May all be happy. May all be free from disease.
    May all realise what is good. May none be subject to misery.

    Asathomaa sadgamaya thamaso maa jyothirgamaya
    mr(u)thyormaa(a)mr(u)tham gamaya

    From the unreal lead me to the Real.
    From darkness lead me to Light.
    From death lead me to Immortality.

    Om Poornamadah poornamidam poornath poorna mudachyadae
    Poornasya poornamaadaaya poornamaevaavas(h)ishyathae
    Om s(h)anthih s(h)anthih s(h)anthih

    All that is invisible is verily the Infinite Brahman.
    All that is visible is also the Infinite Brahman.
    The whole Universe has come out of the Infinite Brahman.
    Brahman is infinite although the whole universe has come out of it.
    Om, peace, peace, peace.

    Love and regards,
    Chithra.
     
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    Sri Rama Navami - Shlokas & Naivedyam

    This is a simple Rama shlokam, yet very powerful.
    1 - Aapadaam apaharthaaram daathaaram sarvasampadaam
    Lokaabhiraamam s(h)ri ramam bhooyo bhooyo namaamyaham

    ஆபதா(3)ம் அபஹர்தாரம் தா(3)தாரம் ஸர்வஸம்பதா(3)ம்
    லோகாபி(4)ராமம் ஸ்ரீராமம் பூ(4)யோ பூ(4)யோ நமாம்யஹம்

    2 - Aarthaanaam aarthihanthaaram bheethaanaam bheethi naas(h)anam
    dvishadaam kaala dandam tham raamachandram namaamyaham

    ஆர்த்தானாம் ஆர்த்திஹந்தாரம் பீ(4)தானாம் பீ(4)தி நாச(H)னம்
    த்(3)விஷதா(3)ம் காலத(3)ண்ட(3)ம் தம் ராமசந்த்(3)ர நமாம்யஹம்

    3 - Sannaddha kavachee khadgee chaapa baana dharo uvaa
    Gachchan mamaagratho nithyam raamah paathu salakshmanah

    ஸன்னத்(3)த(4) கவசீ கட்(3)கீ(3) சாப பா(4)ண த(4)ரோ யுவா
    க(30ச்சன் மமாக்(3)ரதோ நித்யம் ராம: பாது சலக்ஷ்மண:

    4 - Namah kothanda hasthaaya sandhee kr(u)tha s(h)araaya cha
    khandithaakhila daithyaaya raamaayaapan nivaaranae

    நம: கோத(3)ண்ட(3) ஹஸ்தாய ஸந்தீ(4) க்ருத ச(H)ராயச
    கண்டிதாகில தை(3)த்யாய ராமாயாபன் நிவாரணே

    5 - Raamaaya raamabadraaya raamachandraaya vaedhasae
    Ragunaathaaya naathaaya seethaayaah pathayae namah

    ராமாய ராமப(4)த்(3)ராய ராமசந்த்(3)ர வேத(4)ஸே
    ரகு(4)நாதாய நாதாய ஸீதாயா: பதயே நம:

    6 - agrathah pr(u)shtathaschaiva paars(h)vathascha mahaabalow
    Aakarnapoornadhanvaanow rakshaethaam raama lakshanow

    அக்(4)ரத: ப்ருஷ்டதச்(H)சைவ பார்ச்(H)வதச்(H)ச மஹாப(4)லௌ
    ஆகர்ண பூர்ணத(4)ன்வாநௌ ரக்ஷேதாம் ராமலக்ஷ்மணௌ

    1 & 2 are specially chanted when we are confronted with fear, problems & danger.
    Rama destroys all distress of the distressed.
    We pray to Rama to be always ready to help us when we need him.

    5 & 6 are chanted whenever we step out of the house to go anywhere, including daily outings, journeys etc. In this shloka, we pray to Rama & Lakshmana to protect us from all visible & invisible forces.

    The offerings To Lord Rama are, panakam, neer mor & cucumber kosemalli.
    Whole moong payasam is offered in many families.This payasam,panakam & cucumber kosemalli are given in Ask Chitvish.
    For neer mor, blend 1 cup curds ( after removing malai ) with salt, hing, curry laves with 3-4 cups of water. Tempering 1/2 tsp mustard seeds in a few drops of oil is optional.

    Love & regards,
    Chithra.
     
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    Puja Format For Lord Ganesha - Part 1

    Puja for Lord Ganesha:

    The special days for Lord Ganesha are, Tuesdays, Fridays and both chathurthis.

    1 – Decorate the lamp & light it, chanting

    Deepo jyotih param brahma deepo jyotih janaardhanaha

    Deepo harathu me paapam sandhyaa deepo namo(a)stutae


    2 – Offer flowers chanting

    shubham karoti kalyaanam aarogyam dhanasampadaha

    shatru buddhi vinaas(h)aaya deepajyotih namo(a)stutae

    Put the flower on the left of the deity and clean hands with water.

    3 - Aasana puja: Sprinkle water on your seat while chanting ( this is to purify the seat )

    Prithvi thvayaa dhrthaa lokaah devithvam vishnunaa dhrthaah


    Thvam cha dhaarayamaam devi pavithram kuru chaasanam

    4– Ganta puja – Ring the bell chanting ( this is to purify the atmosphere)

    Jayadhwani mantra maatah svaahaa

    Aagamaartham tu devaanaam gamanaartham thu rakshasaam

    Kurve ghabntaaravam thathra devathaahvaana laanchanam

    5 - Kalas(h)a puja: - Decorate the pot with water by applying kumkum & chandan – put a flower inside, cover with right palm & chant

    Gangae cha yamunae chaiva godaavari sarasvathi


    Narmadae sindu kaaveri jalae(a)smin sannidim kuru

    6 – Aathma puja: - Worship of the Self:


    Deho devaalayah prokthah jeevodevas sanaathanah

    Thyajeda(k)jnaana nirmaalyam so(a)ham bhaavena pujayeth

    Shubham karoti kalyaanam aarogyam dhanasampadaha

    Shatru buddhi vinaas(h)aaya deepajyotih namo(a)stutae

    7 – Achamanam: Take a sip of water after chanting each line.

    Om achyuthaaya namah

    Om ananthaaya namah

    Om govindaaya namah


    8 – Fold both hands and chant:

    Om s(h)ree Agraroopaaya namah

    Om s(h)ree Gurubhyom namah

    Om s(h)ree mathr(u)pithr(u)byom namah

    Om s(h)ree Kuladevathaayai namah

    Om s(h)ree Ishtadevathaayai namah

    Om s(h)ree Mahaaganapathayae namah

    Om s(h)ree Krishnaaya Paramaathmanae namah

    9 – Vigneswara Dhyanam:

    Visualise Lord Ganesha.

    Lightly tap the temples 5 times with knuckles and chant

    S(h)uklaa mbharadharam vishnum s(h)as(h)ivarnam chathurbhujam

    Prasannavadanam dhyaayaeth sarvavigno(u)pa s(h)aanthayae

    10 – Sankalpam:

    Clasp the right palm over the left palm holding a flower, place them on the right thigh and chant

    Mamopaaththa samastha durithakshayadvaaraa s(h)ree paramaes(h)vara (narayana)preethyarththam

    Thadaevalagnam sudinam thadaeva

    Thaaraabalam chandrabalam thadaeva

    Vidhyaabalam daivabalam thadaeva

    S(h)ree lakshmipathae(a)ngreeukam smaraami

    Krishyamaanasya karmanah nirvighnaena parisamaapyartham

    Aadou Vighnes(h)vara poojaam karishyae

    To be continued.

    Love & regards,
    Chithra.
     
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    Puja Format For Lord Ganesha - Part 2

    11 – Dhyanam:

    Ganaanaam thvaam ganapathimhavaamahae

    Kavim kaveenaam upamas(h)ra vasthamam

    Jyaeshta raajam brahmanaam brahmanaspatha aanah

    Shr(u)nvannothibhihsseeda saadanam

    12 - Aavahanam - Invocation.

    In this step, we visualise the deity in our mind & offer flower or akshathai to the form or picture of the deity. Thereby we invoke the deity in the image.


    Asmin bimbe ( chithralatae) Shri Mahaganapathim aavahayaami

    13 - Aasanam - offering seat:

    Offer flowers at the feet & chant


    Aasanam samarpayaami

    13 a - Paadhyam - washing the feet:

    Offer one spoon of water from the cup with water to the empty cup & chant

    Paadhyam samarpayaami

    14 - Arghyam - Washing the hands:

    Offer one spoon of water from the cup with water to the empty cup & chant


    Arghyam samarpayaami
    15 - Aachamaniyam - Inner purification;

    Offer one spoon of water from the cup with water to the empty cup & chant

    Aachamaniyam samarpayaami
    16 - Madhuparkam - offering water

    Offer one spoon of water from the cup with water to the empty cup & chant

    Madhuparkam samarpayaami

    17 - Snaanam - Bath:

    Offer one spoon of water from the cup with water to the empty cup & chant

    Snaanam samarpayaami

    Again water for inner purification


    Snaanaanantharam aachamaneeyam samarpayaami

    18 - Vasthram - Offering Cloth:

    Offer flowers or akshathai chanting

    Vasthram samarpayaami

    Upaveetham samarpayaami

    19 - Aabharanam - Offering ornaments:
    Offer flowers or akshathai, chanting


    Aaabharanam samarpayaami

    20 - Gandham & Kumkumam - Offering sandalpaste & kumkum:

    Offer flowers or akshathai, chanting

    Gandhaan dhaarayaami

    Ghandhasyopari haridraakumkumam samarpayaami

    21 - Pushpam - offering flowers

    Offer flowers or akshathai, chanting

    Pushpaam ( pushpaani) samarpayaami

    To be continued.


    Love & regards,
    Chithra.
     
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    Puja Format For Lord Ganesha - Part 3

    Pushpaih poojayaami:

    Start doing archanai with flowers or akshathai or copper or silver coins.


    Om Sumukhaaya namah

    Om Ekadanthaaya namah

    Om Kapilaaya namah

    Om Gajakarnakaaya namah

    Om Lambodaraaya namah

    Om Vikataaya namah

    Om Vighnaraajaaya namah

    Om Vinaayakaaya namah

    Om Ganaadhipaaya namah

    Om Dhoomakaethavae namah

    Om Ganaadhyakshaaya namah

    Om phaalachandraaya namah

    Om Gajaananaaya namah

    Om Vakrathundaaya namah

    Om s(h)oorpakarnaaya namah

    Om Haerambaaya namah

    Om Skandapoorvajaaya namah

    Om Siddhivinaayakaaya namah

    Om s(h)ri Mahaaganapathayae namah

    Uthara Pooja
    22 - Dhoopam - Offering Incense:


    Show the incense ( agarbathi) clockwise 3 times, chanting


    Dhoopam aaghraapayami

    23 - Deepam - Offering deepam from a small lamp;

    Show another small lamp in front of the deity, clockwise, three times, simultaneously ringing bell with the left hand

    Deepam sandars(h)ayaami

    Offer one spoon of water from the cup with water to the empty cup & chant

    Deepaanantharam aachamaneeyan samarpayaami


    24 - Naivedhyam - Offering food ( dry or fresh fruit:)

    Sprinkle one spoon of water on the naivedhyam & ringing the bell, offer the naivedhyam (broken coconut, fruits etc,) chanting

    Om bhoorbhuvassuvah

    Amrthopahstharanamasi

    Praanaayah svaahaa

    Apaanaya svaahaa

    Vyaanaaya svaahaa

    Udaanaa ya svaahaa

    Samaanaaya svaahaa

    Brahmane svaahaa

    Naivedhyam nivedayaami

    Offer one spoon of water from the cup with water to the empty cup & chant

    Naivedyaanantharam aachamaneeyam samarpayaami

    Offer betel leaves & nuts ( thamboolam), Chanting

    Thaambulam samarpayaami

    25 - Karpura niranjanam - offering lighted camphor:

    Stand & show lighted camphor clockwise, ringing the bell with the left hand, chanting


    Karpoora neeranjanam samarpayaami

    Pour one spoon of water in cup chanting


    Karpoora neeraajananantharam aachamaneeyam samarpayaami

    26 - Vandanam - thanksgiving:

    Offer flowers chanting
    Manthrapushpam samarpayaami

    27 – Atma Pradakshinam


    Do self pradakshinam clockwise three times chanting

    Yaani kaanicha paapaani janmaanthara krithaanicha

    Thaani thaani vinas(h) yanthi Pradakshina pade pade


    28 – Prarthana:


    Offer namaskarams, chanting

    Namo namo Ganes(h)aaya namasthae vis(h)va roopinae

    Nirvighnam kurumae kaamam namaami thvaam gajaanana

    Agajaanana padmaarkam gajaananam aharnis(h)am

    Anaekadanthambhakthaanaam ekadanthamupaasmahae

    Vinaayaka varam daehi mahaathman modakapriya

    Avighnam kurumae deva sarva kaaryeshu sarvadaa

    Vakrathunda mahaakaaya sooryakoti samaprabha

    Nirvighnam kurumaedevaa sarvakaaryeshu sarvadaa

    Pradakshina namaskaaraan samarpayaami

    The invoked deity should now be taken back to His original Glory.

    For this, Move the deity or picture a little to the north, chanting

    Asmaad bimbaad ( chithra pate) mahaaganapathim yathaa sthaanam pradishtaapayaami


    29 - Dedication to the Lord:

    Kaayena vaachaa manasendryairvaa buddhyaathmanaa vaa prakrthes svabhaavaath

    Karomi yadhyath sakalam parasmai naaraayanaayethi samarpayaami

    Now pour a spoon of water in the cup chanting

    Om thathsath ithi brahmaarpanamasthu

    Om s(h)anthih s(h)anthih s(h)antih

    Love & regards,

    Chithra.

     
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    A simple puja setup !

    I have kept silver vethalai, pakku, 2 plantains, coconut, akshathai, flowers for archanai etc in a plate, just to give you all an idea. This is just a fraction of the puja things available in Sukra in Mylapore, which is, by far, the best for puja articles.
    Love & regards,
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    A second one, please !

    This is a closeup of the silver puja articles.
    Love & regards,
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    Deepalakshmi Puja Format - Part 1.

    This puja is done for the general welfare of the family.

    Friday is the most ideal day.

    Wash and wipe any lamp – silver or brass. Steel is best avoided.

    Apply chandan & kumkum to the lamp.

    You can light 2 or 5 wicks, depending on how much oil the lamp will hold.

    Optional:

    On either side of the same, keep 2 small lamps.

    On your left side ( right side of the above) can be “ ghee lamp”.

    On your right side (left side of the above) light with gingelly oil & the wick should be red in colour, by smearing the same with kumkum.

    Things to get ready:

    Clean the floor or a palakai & put kolam. Over the kolam, keep a plate in brass, copper , terracota or silver. On that plate keep a few rice grains. On this, keep the lamp, decorated with chandanam, kumkum and flowers.

    By the side, keep the 2 small lamps as mentioned above. Please remember this step is optional.

    Keep ready – chandanam, kumkum, akshathai, vethalai-pakku, fruits ( fresh or dry), coconut broken into two, oothupathi, camphor, panchapathram& spoon with water ( substitute a tumbler), another cup to collect the water,flowers or coins to do archanai, arathi to be taken at the end

    It is customary to offer as naivedyam (1) rice cooked with few grains of dhal ( 2) any payasam


    We are invoking Devi – Lalitha or Bhuvaneshwari- on the lamp. Adi Shankara has mentioned that when we worship Bhuvaneshwari, Shri Mahalakshmi also comes by her side and blesses us.

    Thaan saevathae vasumathee svayamaeva lakshmeeh

    So we can call this “ Bhuvaneshvari Mahalakshmi Puja” ( reference – Jayamangala stotram)

    1Decorate the lamp & light it, chanting


    Deepo jyotih param brahma deepo jyotih janaardhanaha

    Deepo harathu me paapam sandhyaa deepo namo(a)stutae


    2 – Offer flowers chanting

    shubham karoti kalyaanam aarogyam dhanasampadaha

    shatru buddhi vinaas(h)aaya deepajyotih namo(a)stutae



    Put the flower on the left of the deity and clean hands with water.

    3 - Aasana puja: Sprinkle water on your seat while chanting ( this is to purify the seat )

    Prithvi thvayaa dhrthaa lokaah devithvam vishnunaa dhrthaah

    Thvam cha dhaarayamaam devi pavithram kuru chaasanam

    4– Ganta puja – Ring the bell chanting ( this is to purify the atmosphere)

    Jayadhwani mantra maatah svaahaa



    Aagamaartham tu devaanaam gamanaartham thu rakshasaam



    Kurve ghabntaaravam thathra devathaahvaana laanchanam

    5 - Kalas(h)a puja: - Decorate the pot with water by applying kumkum & chandan – put a flower inside, cover with right palm & chant

    Gangae cha yamunae chaiva godaavari sarasvathi

    Narmadae sindu kaaveri jalae(a)smin sannidim kuru



    6 – Aathma puja: - Worship of the Self:

    Deho devaalayah prokthah jeevodevas sanaathanah



    Thyajeda(k)jnaana nirmaalyam so(a)ham bhaavena pujayeth




    7 – Achamanam: Take a sip of water after chanting each line.


    Om achyuthaaya namah



    Om ananthaaya namah



    Om govindaaya namah

    8 – Fold both hands and chant:

    Om s(h)ree Agraroopaaya namah

    Om s(h)ree Gurubhyom namah

    Om s(h)ree mathr(u)pithr(u)byom namah

    Om s(h)ree Kuladevathaayai namah

    Om s(h)ree Ishtadevathaayai namah

    Om s(h)ree Mahaaganapathayae namah

    Om s(h)ree Krishnaaya Paramaathmanae namah

    9 – Vigneswara Dhyanam:

    Visualise Lord Ganesha.

    Lightly tap the temples 5 times with knuckles and chant

    S(h)uklaa mbharadharam vishnum s(h)as(h)ivarnam chathurbhujam

    Prasannavadanam dhyaayaeth sarvavigno(u)pa s(h)aanthayae

    10 – Sankalpam:

    Mamo(u)paaththa samastha duritha kshayadvaaraa S(h)ree Paramaes(h)

    varee Paramaes(h)vara preethyartham samastha loka sukha

    praapthyartham mama saha kutumbaanaam kshaemasthyrya veerya

    vijaya aayuraarogya aishvaryaanaam abhivruddhyartham dharmaartha

    kaama moksha chathurvidha phala purushaarththa siddhyartham sarva

    roga nivaaranaartham mama ishta kaamyaartha siddhyartham mama


    gr(u)hae ashtalakshmi nivaasanaartham Alamelumangaa samaetha

    Prasanna Venkataes(h)vara prasaada siddhyartham Meenakshi

    somasundaraes(h)vara prasaada Siddhyartham s(h)ree Bhuvanes(h)vari

    Mahalakshmi padaaravindae achanchalaa bhakthi Siddhyartham mama

    dheerga soumangalya praapthyartham sarva mangala praapthyartham

    S(h)ree Bhuvanaes(h)varee S(h)ree Mahaalakshmee pojaam karishyae


    To be continued.

    Love & regards,
    Chithra.
     

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