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Panchami Poojai

Discussion in 'Queries on Religion & Spirituality' started by nilachithu, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. nilachithu

    nilachithu New IL'ite

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    Hi Friends
    I am starting Panchami Vilakku Poojai from today,
    Does anybody who is already doing this pooja have the consolidated dates for this year for Panchami days (both valarpirai and theipirai).

    Also i am planning to do the Sai Mahalakshmi pooja ( website: starsai.com) i found in this website every Friday. Hope anyone who needs can also follow the Pooja.

    Thanks
    Chitradevi
     
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  2. Muthuraji

    Muthuraji IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Chitradevi sister,

    Please do explain in detail about Sai Mahalakshmi Pooja, so that I can start on this Friday.
     
  3. nilachithu

    nilachithu New IL'ite

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    Hi Mutharji
    I read this Pooja from Starsai.com website. It was very useful for me. I did it during Fridays . I like this Pooja becoz i feel that there are some positive effects after this pooja in my house. I have copied the Pooja procedure below. You can follow the same. The Lemon i kept for one week in my home, it was very good. I did not want to light Coconut lamps so instead i used Brass lamps. You can do as you wish.... The Pooja procedure is as follows:
    What you need for starsai Mahalakshmi pooja :
    1. I used 4 Brasslamps, 2 Lemon lamps and 2 earthen lamps ( totally 8 lamps for 8 Lakshmis)
    2.Fruits or home made food or any vegetarian food for offering
    3.Three Lemon (for Pooja)
    4.Glass of Milk ( If you dont have milk, use honey in small bottle )
    5.Sugar
    Starsai Mahalakshi Pooja - Procedure to follow :
    Its very simple...What matters to Sai and Mahalaxmi is your pure mind while doing this pooja.
    Step one :
    Sit on the floor over a piece of cloth .Take a shirdi saibaba statue or photo , Mahalakshmi photo and keep it on any place comfortable for you.Try to arrange a huge tray to light lamps over it ...or a big round plate..I say this because devotees abroad fear to light lamps in wooden house.
    Am sure you will do the tradition of kepping Red tumeric ( Kumkum ) on the photos of Goddess , if you have sacred ash - udi of shirdi saibaba, or any sacred ash, keep on your forehead and apply kukkum in your forehead too. If you are in india, you can keep Incense sticks,camphor and any good offerings you like to do while doing pooja.
    Step Two :
    1. In a clean plate, Offer the 3 lemons and keep infront of the photos of Shirdi saibaba and Mahalaxmi.
    ( Three lemons are a must. If you prefer, you can offer any fruits or vegetarian foods also.
    Foods made of wheat is prefered but its your wish. )
    2. Try to get few flowers and offer them as garland or keep them over Mahalakshi and shirdi saibabas photo.
    3.Offer water in a vessel - Water is considered to be sacred and "Living" . It has powers to heal and gain blessings.
    Thats why i request to keep water.
    4. Offer milk in a vessel - You can keep a glass of milk or in a vessel...Cow is worshiped as sacred .
    So offering Milk to Mahalakshmi is like pleasing her.
    5.Offer Honey - If you cant get milk, offer honey
    Step Three :
    Light 8 lamps in front of shirdi saibaba and Mahalaxmi photo
    Goddess Lakshmi has eigth forms termed as "Sri Ashta Lakshmi ". So light 8 lamps to signify each Lakshmi namely
    1. Aadhi Lakshmi
    2. Gaja Lakshmi
    3. Dhana Lakshmi
    4. Dhanya Lakshmi
    5. Santhana Lakshmi
    6. Vijaya Lakshmi
    7. Vidhya Lakshmi
    8. Veera Lakshmi
    You can light any of the lamps below or any lamp of your choice. If you are living abroad and really dont have lamps, try to light candle.Remember theres a special value for lamps.( Its obvious all wont have 8 lamps.Try to get affordable brass lamps or you can make lemon lamps or coconut lamps )
    Lamps and its specific benefits :
    choose to light all or any lamps below or atleast candle.I prefer to pour Ghee because its good for inviting Mahalakshmi. If not you can use oil to light lamps...Remember...i have just listed different lamps you can choose to light. You can light any lamps which you are comfortable with or either light 2 brass lamps, 2 lemon lamps, 2 coconut lamps and 2 earthern lamps..Its all your choice based on availability.
    Brass lamps :
    Lord Vishnu blessings
    Lemon lamps :
    Cut a lemon into two halves.Take off the juice, take each half and invert it inwardly, place wicks and pour oil or ghee now .
    Lemon lamps has powers to drive away evil forces.
    Coconut lamps :
    Break coconut into two halves, in each half pour oil or ghee , join 3-4 wicks to make one thick wicks and light lamp.
    Blessings of Moon God - Gives steady mind. ( good if you dont have peace of mind/ mind is oscillating not able to concentrate in work )
    Lamp in earthern mud :
    Purest form of lamp which you can get only in india i think.

    Step Four :
    This is the important step. Please read mantra and sloka of Goddess Mahalakshmi and shirdi saibaba whole heartedly. I mention this because as i wrote before, Mantra and sloka has powers of their own but their main goal is to make your mind surrender to God. So when you read the mantra, try to imagine the presence of God in your heart. Shirdi saibaba has said that your heart is his abode. The best way to pray is to remember God from the bottom of our heart . Even if you dont read mantra, its ok. This step is all about remembering Shirdi saibaba and Goddess Mahalaxmi. So you can choose to stare at the photos or close your eyes and meditate ateast for 20 minutes or as long as you wish.
    I wish you try to read two mantras i have given..Its easy because its only 108 names Of Goddess MAhalakshmi and 108 ways of describing Shirdi Saibaba
    Step Five :
    This is the part where you have to "give" . Once you finish your pooja by reciting Gods name or meditating on Gods name for few minutes. Have the water in vessel , milk etc as prasad and distribute it to all members in your family and friends. Give it to only people who are interested in having prasad.
    Now you have offered Three lemons during pooja
    1. Have lemon juice prasad from first lemon :
    Take one lemon, cut it in to two halves, make juice , add sugar , and drink it as prasad for your self and all your family members.
    Trust me , in spirituality lemon is the Kind of Fruits. Sai and sidhars has few works to do with lemon. Its Natures gift for good life. Thats why i especially prefered to include the Lemons value in this pooja
    2. Drop lemon in glass full of water :
    Take second lemon,a glass full of water and slowly drop it inside the glass.Just keep it in any place where your kids wont touch and drop it down. Let it be in pooja room itself or any self in a corner.
    I learnt this way of sai in 2005.Its sidhars way to keep sacred lemon in glass of water for a weeks time. If you find the lemon decaying in 3 to 8 days time , throw it away and wash the glass.
    3.Third lemon remains near the photo of Mahalakshmi and Shirdi saibaba :
    Just keep the third lemon in any place where you permanently keep shirdi saibaba photo. After few days it will be dried ...Let it remain there as long as you wish . Throw it aaway when you wish after few days.
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  4. Muthuraji

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    Dear Chitradevi sister,

    Thank you for sharing the pooja detailed procedure.
     
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    Please mention the specific day to perform this pooja. On every panchami thithi or every Fridays?
     
  6. Muthuraji

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    I think it is good to do on all Fridays.
     

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