Dear Sri Durgadasan
Thanks sir . But not keep me on par with Sri Kunjjappu,, Rv ji and all
I have no flow of language like that of Sri Kunjjappu . ...
hi amalaji,Could you please explain the significance of performing an archanai in temples?. Is it like a personal prayer?. I have been asked by several North Indians here in London (UK) about archanai. Is it a uniquely South Indian pujai?.
Your view is acceptable. Simply saying 1000 times rama rama will be very easy. At the same time, you cannot count even when you are travellng in bus or somewhere outside. If you start calculating, you will start concentrating on the count rather than the nama. Whereas, though 1000 namas is quite tough to recite, it will sure make you to get rid of these problems.
If you are going somwhere outside. Iam seeing you. I call you several times by your name "sundaram sir", you are not turning. If I keep on calling, what others will think??? Am I not irritating them. At the sametime, I knew well that you have some other name. Why don't I try with that???
One more thing, when you pay and do archana in a temple, if the priest is simply saying rama rama rama 100 times, will you accept???
Archana is the way to get practised with the Kalyana gunas of swami. It is the way to move closer towards him. Chanting a single nama many a times is a kinda "Dhyana". How a Dhyana which is purely a private worship can be confused with Archana which has dual roles sir.
Iam chanting lalitha sahasranama for past 13 years. Not even stopped a single day. I found very much difficult to chant a single nama many times. Even a simple "om sakthi", its hard for me to chant. It depends on our mindset only sir. We have to just change and try to put that in various situations. I mean if you go 100 times a temple and do archana, you will get fond of it. Practice makes better na...
Dear TBS sir,
I just want to bit contradict your statement. Can you say that Bhajan, poojan and bhojan are not common in south Indian worship??? We the people from south india only developed many bhajans, although a single language (marathi) developed many bhajans. Haridas giri, gnanananda maharaj, krishna premi are all from here only na. Also, patthadis like radha kalyanam are all very famous here only. Next bhojan, Annadhana a concept is attached with all the poojas. We people are also doing that after each and every pooja. Then I also wont accept that abhisheka alankara archana is south indian style. Are they in north india not following all these??? Each and every linga is getting always abhsihekam by the hands of bhaktas themselves there. Also, the concept of "tharapatram" came from them only. Then comes alankara, Various Jari works, other small ornaments (nakasu works) were all their properties only, regarding alankara of the idol. Can you say the idol of mathura krishna has not been well decorated?
What I think is Alankara, abhisheka, archana, bhajan, havan, poojan, bhojan everything are necessary. All are here and we are performing almost all these in both south and north india. There is no such partition I think.
Alankara and Deeparadhana- control our eyes
Bhajan- Control our ears (we have to hear first and repeat that with perfection)
Archana- to control mouth
Bhojan- to control whole body
Doopa- to control our nose
Every action is thus concerned woth controlling our senses amd make us to focus only on god. We should not leave anything. Abhishekam, alakaram, archanai may be consider as Poorvanga (first to do). bhajan, poojan and bhojan as next dos.
Certainly nothing like that mam. I conisder your name as amala. I call you "mam" thinking your gender and also considering the respect. Your parents can call you amala. Your sons and daughters will call you "mom". Your husband may call you with some special names. In angry, all these persons can call you with someother names. In happy moods, these same persons will call you with other set of different names. Your friends will call you with pet names. Like this, just a human being, we are having these much names, though we are identifed by a single name.
Archana is like this only. We are calling him with his so many names. Some archanas have their sound vibration (For example, lalitha trisadhi has namas starting with panchadasakshari), they have healing values. Doing archana can be done in both ways. Many persons can join and perform a deepa pooja and do archana for that orelse you can simply sit in your pooja room and do asthothara archana for your favourite god. Considering this as a private prayer or public prayer depends on your mentality and also the situation.
Our human mind is like a monkey, which always wanders here and there. Concentrating on a single thing (that too eternal thoughts) is a tough task. To concentrate our mind while performing pooja, the concept of archanai has been came. The archana will also describe us some of the valor of the particular god, his description, his compassion, etc. so that it will be very easy for the devotee to focus on the god.
The Archanai is chanting the names and glory of God with devotion. When the Archanai contains 108 respected names of God, it is called the ASHTOTHRA SATHAM. When it contains 1008 names, the Archanai is called the SAHASRANANAM and 300 is Thrisadhi. As our resources (time and material) permit, when we do Archanai with love, devotion and concentration, we can fulfill our wishes and obtain the God's grace and bliss.
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