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Poojas and homams

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kgopalan

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Then Angurarpanam= 5 mud paligai; paligai dhanyam paddy;blackellu; black gram; green gram;kadugu. soak in water the previous day itself. to clean 5 mud paligai punyahavachanam should be done. place a brass sombu on some raw rice. pour water into the brass sombu. decorate the brass sombu with sandal paste and kumkumam and place mango leaf bunch and turmeric pasted coconut and one koorcham. do punyahavachana manthra japam( pavamaana sooktham (4 times) . place in a tray 5 mud paligai pour some mud on them. First prokshanam of punyahavachana theertham to the mud paaligai.

In the centre paligai aavaahanam of Brahma. In the east side paligai avahanam of Indran. In the south side yaman; In the west side varunan. In the north side somam. do upachara pooja for these devadas.

Add milk in the paligai dhanyam and water, sastrigal must chant oshadhi sooktham now. First in the centre (Brahma paligai) pour some dhanyam with manthra first time and then without manthra pour the dhanyam 2 times. Then with other manthras for each from east ,south,west,north one time with manthras and 2 times without manthram.

Then say Om by touching each paligai. THen request 5 or 7 or 9 sumangalis to pour the germinated seeds along with milky water. You have to give for these sumangalis sandal paste, kumkumam, flower, thamboolam and dakshinai. Then cover these paligai with mud and pour some water daily morning and evening and these things should be poured in the river or tank. ladies will do kummi dance to finish this function.

IN the book it has been written that sumangalis without any children should not participate in this paligai seed thelithal. In some places it is said that sumangalis should pour only milky water and not the dhanyams. Do as per family tradition. to be continued.
 

kgopalan

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Hair cutting: Here comes homam So you need Homa kundam or 10 bricks and sand 5 kilo; vratti 25 nos; srai 5kg; visiri; match box; camphor Start poorvangam portion for Homam place near it the following items; Gold and Silver poonal; water; Dharbhai koorcham; vasthram; ammi kal; palasa dhandam; deer skin; and Mounchi=Dharbhai kairu.

Do 8 homam with manthras and do jayadhi homam; Apply hot water on the boy's head to be continued
 

nannilam_balasubramanian

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Last week I verified from Giri Trading Company and they confirmed that they
have not only books but also CDs giving complete Upanayanam & Brahmopadesam
procedures and Mantras for guidance.

Balasubramanian
Ambattur
 

kgopalan

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With the help of knief and three dharbhai , cut thr hair and dharbhai from east.south.west.north directions separately each with chanting manthras. and put the hair under a athi tree.

New poonal for the boy chanting usual manthras. Then kumara bhojanam. request brahmqacharis in even nos; 4 or 6 donate them 4 yards cotton dhoty and request them to take lunch along with this boy. This boy now will do parisheshanam amd aapochana pranahoodhi along with other boys.lunch should be without laaram and salt. that is sweets.

Then the barber will cut his hair. the boy has to take bath and should wear new clothes and marks in the forehead. now he has to wear silver and gold poonal. Then place one samithu in the fire chanting manthras. In the northern side of the homa kundam place one ammi and request the boy to place his right leg on the ammi and chant manthras. Then he is wearing new vasthram chanting manthras.

By chanting manthras he is wearing mounchi=dharbhai kair in his hip thrice clockwise. Then deer skin in his poonal. Then water prokshanam with manthras. Then by chanting manthras his guru will touch his hands.then the guru will requst the devadas to protect him.Then guru upadesam. Then sankalpam for upanayanam. Then 11 homamas.Permission for guru upadesam; Graha preethi.

Brahmopadesam. in a duly covered by pattu vasthram. samitha dhaanam. Then the the must take biksha first from his mother and then from all ladies. Pranava sradha metha pooja: permission to do pranava sradha medha pooja;ganesa 16 upachara pooja, punyaha vachanam; graha preethy.AAvaahanam of pranava sradha metha and do 16 upachara pooja. Then do aavaahanam inthe homa kundam indran and eight thikku paalakargal.

Vasthra dhaanam to guru; palasa homam chanting 11 manthras Jayadhi homam; Guru dhakshinai; sthamba pooja eesaanaadhi sthamba pooja; aasirvaadham.harathy.

Boy's Maternal grandfather ,Amman seer varisai: Silver and gold poonal; Brahmopadesa pattu; aasirvadha vesti; saree;silver pancha pathra uthirini; plate to receive bikshai rice .swwets,murukku. athirasam.thamboolam. manjal;kumkumam; flowers, plantain fruits.paruppu thengai.

Inform caterer quantity of meals,tiffin,cofee for these 2 days. you may use naathaswaram cd; If required get rented shamiana, chairs, meals table. ; If you want to give gifts, buy them, bags required to put the thamboolam; fruit or coconut . You may call only your close relatives.

You can do it in your house. Do it according to the financial position of the individual.
 
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spaceshuttle_1969

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I have a doubt about reciting Hanuman Chalisa. I have started reciting last Saturday but my question is how many time must we recite Hanuman Chalisa? Can I recite it once due to time constraint? If not once then minimum how many times must I chant? Kindly advice me.
 
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BostonSankara

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Hanuman is an entity of devotional love that transcends requirements for set numbers of repetition but rather only completion. I believe a person should be diligent in always completing a prayer once started however the nature of Hanuman himself is such that the devout love of one recitation will far outweigh 108 recitations while the mind wanders and crawls through maya and it's web.

This is just my opinion but it is the opinion of a Sivabhaktar who has enjoyed the experience of Ram bhakti. Your mileage may vary. :)

I have a doubt about reciting Hanuman Chalisa. I have started reciting last Saturday but my question is how many time must we recite Hanuman Chalisa? Can I recite it once due to time constraint? If not once then minimum how many times must I chant? Kindly advice me.
 

nannilam_balasubramanian

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Poojas and Homams

Hanuman Chalisa is a powerful mantra. It will give great happiness if one reads
daily at least once and if possible one can complete it 108 times in a month starting
from a Pournami day and end it on the Pournami day. One can try at least once
a day. These days everybody has certain time restrictions. One need not strictly follow
that. All the best to have made a humble beginning.

Balasubramanian
Ambattur
 

renuka

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I have a doubt about reciting Hanuman Chalisa. I have started reciting last Saturday but my question is how many time must we recite Hanuman Chalisa? Can I recite it once due to time constraint? If not once then minimum how many times must I chant? Kindly advice me.

Dear sir,

Prayers are supposed to be relaxing and joyful.
We don't really have to worry how many times we recite or even if we miss a prayer I dont see any problem to it.
Rigidity in religion sometimes spoils the joy of communion with God.

Even in the Geeta Lord Krishna had said:

Chapter 2. Contents of the Gita Summarized
TEXT 40
nehabhikrama-naso 'sti
pratyavayo na vidyate
svalpam apy asya dharmasya
trayate mahato bhayat
SYNONYMS
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na--there is not; iha--in this world; abhikrama--endeavoring; nasah--loss; asti--there is; pratyavayah--diminution; na--never; vidyate--there is; svalpam--little; api--although; asya--of this; dharmasya--of this occupation; trayate--releases; mahatah--of very great; bhayat--danger.
TRANSLATION
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In this endeavor there is no loss or diminution, and a little advancement on this path can protect one from the most dangerous type of fear.

So as long there is a sincere effort how ever less it may seem to you it is big enough for God to respond.
 
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nannilam_balasubramanian

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Pooja & homams

Dear sir,

Prayers are supposed to be relaxing and joyful.
We don't really have to worry how many times we recite or even if we miss a prayer I dont see any problem to it.
Rigidity in religion sometimes spoils the joy of communion with God.

Even in the Geeta Lord Krishna had said:

So as long there is a sincere effort how ever less it may seem to you it is big enough for God to respond.[/I][/I][/I][/I][/I][/I][/I][/I][/I][/I][/I][/I][/I]

Mam

Absolutely you are correct. Whatever, one does, there must be a goal or determination.
I do agree with you but then there is a need to have a time-table, in order to facilitate
one to have certain degree of interest and understand the significance of it. Joy of
Communion with God can be achieved only if one has free undisturbed and dedicated
mind while chanting. This is possible only if one has absolute free time from the official
and personal entanglements. Body, mind and act should go together essentially to
achieve the communion of joy with God.

Balasubramanian
Ambattur
 
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spaceshuttle_1969

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The reason for my question about Hanuman Chalisa was I am only able to focus fully in reciting Hanuman Chalisa on Saturdays as I decided to devote my prayers fully on that day but as I am working I do not have full focus in reciting Hanuman Chalisa everyday but again I do pray on other days too. Thanks to everyone for answering my doubts. From the reply I understood one thing. We must have full focus, devotion, sincerity and also once we start a pray we are not suppose to stop it even if we get fruit out of the prays.Moreover we must enjoy in doing prayers and do not do prayers just because we feel we must do.
 
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spaceshuttle_1969

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I have a doubt to clearify. Is it true that before we pray to Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva etc we have to pray to Navagraha first only then we should pray to other God and Goddesses?
 

BostonSankara

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I cannot say for sure in regard to SV's or those steeped in Shri Vidya but as far as the Saiva Siddhantam is concerned we pray to Ganapati first always. while there are definitly mantra I say before sankalpam which is directed to Ganesh himself and begins the proceedings of any ritual by declaring intention I ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS bow to my shrine and say his bijam with his image in mind before I do ANYTHING else other than clean my body, head and mouth. This is our tradition though and I cannot speak for any other.

Do not worry so much though because Ganapati is a loving and forgiving figure. The breath you take both asleep and awake sings the pranava sylable as a droning worship to him. The Ganas run wild across the lands creating our physics and reality and lord Shiva placed his son at their head. Ganesha is worshiped every moment we live with pure intention so pray to whomever you wish and know that he is with you directing that worship whether you have forgotten it for a moment or not :)
 
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spaceshuttle_1969

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Thanks for your reply and I really appreciate it. I usually pray to Lord Ganesha,Shiva parvathi and murugan.Only then I go and pray to Navagraga but recently I read an article sayint that we should pray to Navagragas first so I was curious to know why.

What you said is true at times it is better not to break our head so much on procedures but enjoy praying with pure heart,mind and soul.
 

renuka

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I have a doubt to clearify. Is it true that before we pray to Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva etc we have to pray to Navagraha first only then we should pray to other God and Goddesses?

All forms of divinity are the reflection of the Supreme Brahman(God).
On a personal note..I always start off prayers with the recital of AUM three times and next I recite the Ganesh Mantra which I choose for the day.
I keep chanting different mantras daily just to keep my memory alive.
I prefer chanting from memory so that one makes an attempt to understand and memorize it.( but no harm if you read it too)

AUM 3 x
Ganesh Mantra

Then I follow some unwritten rule of sequence of bhajans.

Ganesh
Guru
Devi
Shiva
Rama
Krishna
Sarva Dharma
Hanuman Chalisa
Atma Shatakam

Mantras: Asato ma sad gamaya
Gayatri Mantra
Surya Gayatri
Sai Gayatri

Maha Mrtunjaya Mantra
Om Purnamadha Purnam idam
Loka Samastha Sukhino Bhavantu

Arti.


This is the sequence I follow for my own liking.
 
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BostonSankara

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I love it! I don't know what the participation would be or if it might be too personal for most but I think it would be fascinating to hear how the members prefer to direct a personal home puja. Strict rituals like Sandhyavandanam aside of course.
 
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spaceshuttle_1969

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When we fast for Navagrahas are there different number of days to fast for each Grahams? For example for Surya Bagawan we fast on Sunday but how many Sundays must we fast ? If there is such rules, please share it with us.
 

kgopalan

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In reply to upanayanam days i am giving here the details. First UTHIRAYANAM; From 16 th january to 15th july every year is the best one. Tamil month MAASI month is good. STARS; aswathi;rohini; mirugasiesham;punarpoosam;poosam;uthiram; hastham;chithrai;swathi; anusham; uthiraadam; thiruvonam; avittam; sadayam; uthirathadhi; revathy.

THITHI; dwithiyayi;thruthiyai; panchami; sapthami;dasami;ekadasi ;dwadasi;thrayodasi, in sukla patcham and in krishna patcham:dwithiyai, thruthiyay, and panchami. LAGNAM; rishabam;mithunam; katakam;kanni;thulam;dhanus; meenam.

The eighth place from lagnam should be empty. without any planets. During the period of mars asthamanam and/or neecham sama vedics should not do upanayanam. For rig vedis guru neecham or asthamanam; for yajur vedis sukrassthamanam or neecham and for atharvana vedam budan neecham or asthaman should not be there for upanayanam.

THARA PALAM; CHANDRA PALAM MUST BE THERE. KASARA YOGAM IS A MUST. Panchagam must be seen. If required panchaka preethi must be done. Thyaajyam for thithi,star, day.and lagnam should be seen./checked.

Un matching stars for subha muhurthangal; From the Birth star of one (male or female) 1,3,5,7,10,14,19,22, and 27 stars are not good. From the chandra rasi the 8th rasi 2 1/4 stars are not good. THITHI: chathurthy, shasty, astami;navami; dwadasi and chathurdasi are not good; YOGANGAL; Marana yogam;uthpadha yogam; Prabhalarishta yogam are not good. KARI NAAL AND DHANIYA NAAL should be avoided,

Rahu kalam; yama kandam; kuligai kalam; and tuesday and saturday are not good. for upanayanam the very next day of the Brahmopadesam day should not be a anadhyayanam day. that is New moon and Fulmoon day the previous day and the next day of the newmoon and full moon day and krishna pathcha astami days are anadhyayanam days. you can chant the vedas which you have learned in the previous days.

GURU BHALAM; If the guru is in lagnam, kendram;thirikonamor in ucchham thithi vaaram etc. dosham will not be there. If the chandran is on Rohini star no dosham for thithi, vaaram ,navagraha dosham and guligai will be there. If there is on that particular month two new moon or two full moon or on that month no tamil madha pirappu or two tamil madha pirapuu on the month subha muhurtham on these months should be avoided. chithrai and vaikasi are exception for this rule. There are plenty of exceptions are also there.

To be continued.
 
Generally for an auspicious homams - as per Muhurtha Chinthamani, we are required to calculate where the Agni resides. For this a computation has been prescribed as under
All Auspicious homams needs to be done during Sukla Paksham (ie. Where the moon grows ie from Amavasai). Hence the counting starts from Prathamai (First day after Amavasyai).
Say for eg.
Ganapathi homam done on 1[SUP]st[/SUP] September 2011 being Vinayakar Chathurthi.
Total no of Days = 4 (From Prathamai to Chathurthi)
Add 1 to it = 4+1 =5
The day falls on Thursday. Hence from Sunday compute how many days to Thursday = 5 (bit ambiguous only here – however If anyone can throw light it will be great – I think this is correct by studying the Muhurtha chinthamani – however practical insight is preferred from experts)
Total the above both 5+5 = 10
Reduce 4 from the above 10-4 = 6
Divide the same by 3 ; 6/3 and get the reminder.
The reminder 6 divided 3 = 0.
If the reminder is 0 or 3 then it has to be understood that Agni is in Boo Lokam (Earth).
If the reminder happens to 1 or 2 then the Agni resides in Patala Loka (Below Earth)
Implications: While the Agni residing at Boo Lokam (Earth) Favourable
If Agni resides in Patala Loka (Below Earth) then its not Favourable.
Hope this is useful.
For Agnihotram, Aupasanam and Samithadhanam there is no stipulations as its all nithyakarma
Thanks
Hari
 
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