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Pratistha Vidhi

 

Compiled By

r Rpnuga Pramrthika Vidypha

 

Printed By The

Bhaktivedanta Academy, Mayapur

International Society for Krishna Consciousness

Founder crya:

His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupda

 

Third Edition - Revised

200 copies

 

Copyright 1997 Bhaktivedanta Academy, Mayapur

All rights reserved.

 

Quotes from books and letters of rla Prabhupda reprinted with permission of The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

 

Cover: Their Lordships r r Rdh Mdhava (Mayapur)

Contents

Acknowledgements 5

Introduction 6

Preface to Second Edition 7

Part One

Ground Breaking

Prvga Karma 10

Dravy...........................................................

Mariala Nirmna.................................................................

Svasti Vcana 13

Sakalpa 17

Maabhaktavali Pj

Ghaa sthpana

lgrma Pj

Vstu Mariala Pj

Pmthv Pj

Vstu rdhana

Vstu Homa 29

Kuandik 31

Homa 35

Udicya Karma 45

Foundation Laying 59

Part Two

Pra Pratiha (Deity Installation)

Day One:

Prvga Karma 68

Dravy..... 68

Ghaa sthpana 69

ilpi Doa Snnam 69

Netronmilinam 71

Vandpana 73

Kautuka Bandhanam 80

ayandhivsa 81

Day Two

Prvga Karma 86

Dravy........................ 86

Svasti Vcana 86

Sakalpa

Digpla Pj

Dvra Pj 91

Mariapa sthpana 98

Waking the Deities

oriaopacra Pj (Pjbhieka) 100

Pra Pratiha 113

Cakra Pratiha 114

Glossary 122

Appendix I -

Marialas and Mudrs 126

Appendix II -

Additional Procedures

 

crya tvik Varam 135

Pratisara Bandhana...............................................

Sakalpa...........................................

Adhivsa..........................................

Nysa Homa 143

Appendix III -

Ratna Nysa............................................

Appendix IV - Auspicious times................

 

Appendix V -Gyatrs and mla-mantras.....

Appendix VI -

The 64 Items 149

Appendix VII -

rla Prabhupda

on Ground Breaking 152

 

Acknowledgements

 

We would like to thank all the devotees who helped compile this book, especially H.H. rla Bhakti Pramoda Pur Mahrja, H.H. Bhakti Vidagdha Bhgavat Mahrja and H.G ubhnanda prabhu. We would also like to thank H.H. Bhnu Mahrja, Kma Svarpa Dsa and Patrapati Dsa for the translations. ac Pra Dsa for the initial compilation of the material, Gopavmndapl Dsa for research and Sanskrit editing, Ananda Trtha Dsa for English editing, Rpa Raguntha Dsa, Madhusdana Dsa for typing the manuscript and Prti Vardhana Dsa for the layout.

Introduction

This book is primarily based on research by three disciples of His Divine Grace rla Bhaktisiddhnta Sarasvat Prabhupda, namely ripd Bhakti Gaurava Vaikhnasa Mahrja, ripd Bhakti Bhdeva rauti Mahrja and ripd Bhakti Pramoda Pur Mahrja. All three of these devotees were erudite scholars from distinguished brhmaa families. rla Bhaktisiddhnta Sarasvat selected them to compile a paddhati on Deity installations for the use of the Gauriya Mah. Their work was based upon three texts - Nrada Pashcartra , the main Pashcartrika text of the Gauriya Sampradya, Hari Bhakti Vilsa, compiled by Santana Gosvm using Gopla Bhaa Gosvms notes, and Purohita Darpana a paddhati which has been in use by the brhmaa community of Bengal for almost a century. After their research was completed, rla Bhaktisiddhnta Sarasvat hkura gave his consent for its use in his institution. However, the paddhati was left unpublished and was only available in note-form or by word of mouth.

By the mercy of rla Prabhupda and rla Bhaktisiddhnta Sarasvat hkura, and with the invaluable help of the devotees of r Gopinth Gauriya Mah, Mayapur, and r Keavaji Gauriiya Mah, Mathur, we have been able to present for the devotees this pratiha prayoga for use in temple construction and Deity installations. The procedures laid down in this work are at present being used in rdhm Mayapur by the r Rpnuga Pramrthika Vidypha. This book has been compiled for those devotees who are familiar with the procedures of Deity worship, therefore terms used in the Pashcartra Pradpa have not been elaborately explained. However, a glossary has been added in the appendices of this book containing technical words that are relevant for Deity installations.

 

Tridarii Bhiku

A.V. Bhaktividy Pra Swm (Principal-ri Rpnuga Paramrthika Vidypha)

Putrad Ekda

Gaurbda 507

r Rpnuga Pramrthika Vidypha

rdhm Mayapur

 

 

Preface to Second Edition

Since the first printing of Pratiha Vidhi, we have been able to add more explanations, details and translations to make this second printing more easily understandable and applicable. We hope that the Vaiava community will be pleased with this humble attempt.

 

Tridarii Bhiku

A.V. Bhaktividy Pra Swm

 

Dvitya Tithi,

Nryaa Msa,

Gaurbda 510

 

 

Preface to Third Edition

In this third edition of Pratiha Vidhi, we have added the translations and svra markings to the mantras, for their proper chanting and understanding. All Vedic mantras have been marked with svras, if no markings are found, then the mantra is pashcartrika and can be chanted as other classical sanskrit lokas (i.e. Bhagavad Gt, rmad Bhgavatam etc)

One will find the grammatical structure and vocabulary used in Vedic sanskrit to be quite different from the classical sanskrit of which we are most accustomed. The Vedic term for vocabulary is nirukta, which is defined as obscure meanings. The Vedic literature, in describing the Lord and His energies, may use very indirect or esoteric phrases and terminology. The reason being that the Vedic literature and culture is meant for all grades of living entities, for the purpose of gradually elevating them from the misconception that various demigods are supreme.

rla Baladeva Vidybhana in his Govinda Bhya commentary on Vednta Stra (1.4.28) etena sarve vykhyt vykhyt,(1) states that the Supreme Lord, while reserving His primarly names for Himself, gives the usage of His secondary names (like Indra, Agni, Rudra, Mitra, etc.) to the position of the devas, as it is by the Lords potency and sanction only that the demigods receive their authority and influence in the material sphere. To substantiate this, he quotes Vaiampyana i in Skanda Pura:

Excepting the names of Nryaa and such like, Hari gave all his other names (like those of Rudra etc.) to different deities.

rla Baladeva Vidybhana mentions that the guiding principle is that where there is no conflict of teachings, there the names like Hara, Rudra and the rest, denote the respective demigods that are popularly known by those names. But when there arises a conflict, there those names denote Lord Viu alone. Thus the name Hara, when applied to the Lord, means the destroyer, who breaks all the elements into their primordial state at the time of annihilation. Rudra means the destroyer of all pains (rujam drvayati iti rudra); iva means the auspicious one etc.

The materialists can thus be gradually elevated by indirectly worshipping the Lord through His potencies that have been invested in the demigods. Whereas the devotees understand directly that only the Supreme Lord is to be worshipped as the creator, maintainer and destroyer, as all activities are carried out by Him alone.

 

Dsa A.V. Bhaktividy Pra Swm

rla Jva Goswm Tirobhava

Gaurabda 511

 

 

(1)@footnote:

Thus are (to be) explained all words (like Hara, etc.)

 

 

PART ONE

Ground Breaking

Prvga Karma

 

Dravy

 

Vstu Pj

Rice 2 kg

Tumeric 500 g

Mustard seeds 500 g

Sarvauadhi 500 g

Pashcagavya (mixed in one pot) 2 kg

Paddy 2 kg

Wheat 2 kg

Sesame 1 kg

Barley 2 kg

Kidney beans 500 g

Khadira or tulas wood 4 pcs

Puffed rice (koi) 500 g

Yoghurt 500 g

Fried chick-pea flour 500 g

Urad dahl powder 500 g

Red silk canopy 1.5 x 1.5 m

Rice powder 500 g

Five colours 500 g (each)

Four bamboos 2 m high (thin)

White thread 1 ball

Red thread 1 ball

Small copper pots 4 pcs

Large copper pots 2 pcs

Pallava or mango leaves 1 basket

Cloth for pots 3 harinma chaddars

Coconuts for pots 6 pcs

Flowers 1 basket (loose)

Milk 500 g

Sweet rice (caru) 1 kg

Pashcaratna (if possible)

Ananta ea lagrma or Deity

Silver sihsana (pmthiv)

Bathing conch

 

Vstu Homa

Wood 40 kg

Ghee 2.5 kg

Five colours 200 g (each)

White rice 2 kg

Flowers 1 basket (loose)

Camphor 500 g

Cotton wool 1 roll

Bael fruit or bael seeds 5 pcs

Barley 200 g (per head)

Sesame 100 g (per head)

Honey 1 kg

Caru 2 kg

Betel nuts 500 g

Fruit 1 basket (five types)

Thread 1 ball

Cloth

Camphor lamp

Matches

 

Foundation laying

Cowdung 1 bucket

Tumeric 1 kg

Rice 2 kg

Yoghurt 500 g

Flowers 1 basket

Mango leaves 2 baskets

New bricks 9 pcs

Paddy 1 kg

Mung dahl 500 g

Wheat 1 kg

Mustard seeds 500 g

Sesame 500 g

Barley 1 kg

Sandalwood paste

Conchshell for arghya

Pashcaratna

Ananta ea lagrma or Deity

Silver sihsana (pmthiv)

 

Pashcagavya: milk, yoghurt, ghee, cow-dung, cow-urine

Mix the cow-urine with the cow-dung, then add the ghee to the mixture. When well mixed, add the yoghurt, when well mixed add the milk. Keep this mixture in a small container.

 

Sarvauadhi water: make a mixture of powdered ginger, tumeric, nut-grass, sweet flag-roots, spieknard, dill and campaka, and soak in water.

 

Prepare water mixed with paddy, wheat, white mustard seeds, sesame, barley kidney beans.

Akata: mix white rice with a small quantity of tumeric. When well mixed, sprinkle with a small quantity of water and mix again until the tumeric has evenly colored the rice.

 

Maabhaktavali: Make 2 balls of tumeric, puffed rice, yoghurt, fried chick-pea powder and urad dahl powder.

 

Prepare Vstu Mariala:

One may, before beginning the ceremony, prepare the Vstu Mariala and perform the preliminary pjs. Once the mariala is ready, call the sponsors and begin the ceremony with Svasti Vcana and then perform Vstu Pj.

 

In the Inakoa (N.E. corner of the site), dig a hole 1 hand (18 inches) by 1 hand and 4 fingers (approx. 3 inches) deep and smear with cow-dung.

Prepare yajsha kuria and Cakrbja Mariala (see our book Sat Kriy Sra Dpik) within the kuria.

Vstu Pj

Vstu in Sanskrit means substance, in its primal potent state, or residence. The Vedic literatures speak of Vstu being controlled by the Vstu Purua. Some stras explain that he is an expansion of the Lord while others classify him as a jvtm, who has been empowered by the Lord to be the proprietor of all residences. Philosophically we understand that because the Supreme Lord, as the Supersoul, resides in all things, in every atom and between every atom, He is the Supreme Vstu. However, out of His mercy, He has ordained that His devotee, the Vstu Purua, be given the position as the lord of all buildings.

In the Gauriya Vaiava tradition the Vstu Purua is worshipped as a mahbhgavata. However, according to some pashcartrika texts, his malific form is worshipped. Therefore one may see the members of r Vaiava sampradya performing the Vstu homa and pj as if they are dealing with ghosts; wearing black, burning all the utencils after the Vstu homa, making a straw effigy of Vstu, installing the demigods on the Vstu Mariala and inviting Vstu along with the ghosts into the effigy and after some simple worship, lighting him on fire, then dragging the effigy around, beating him with sticks to scare off the ghosts. The Gauriya Vaiavas, though not against this practice, prefer to respect the Vstu Puruas devotional manifestation and worship him along with the associates of the Lord.

According to the Matsya Pura, at the time when Lord iva was fighting the demon Andhaka, a drop of sweat fell from his brow. From this sweat was born a ghostly figure who was huge in proportion. He begun to drink the blood of the dead Andhaka but was not satisfied with it. He began to practice terrible austerities to Lord iva in order to eat the whole material universe. After sometime, iva appeared to him and being pleased with his austerities asked him to name his boon. This devotee of iva said, Allow me to eat the three planetary systems. Lord iva gave his blessings and that devotee began to harrass the three regions. The terrified demigods, asuras and rkasas surrounded and captured him. Thus imprisoned, he remained there and since then, owing to all the demigods surrounding him, he became known as the Vstu Purua. Seeing himself in this predicament, he said, O demigods, you have now made me motionless, how can I stay like this with my head downwards?

The demigods replied, You will enjoy the sacrificial offerings given within any new dwelling. One who does not perform sacrifice will also be your food. Hearing these words the Vstu Purua was highly satisfied.

The Silpa stras (Vedic manuals on construction) say there are 4 types of residences:

1) Bhmi - the earth, the main support of everything.

2) Prsda - temples, palaces or homes.

3) Yna - vehicles.

4) ayana - a couch or furniture.

The Vstu Mariala, which represents both the body of the Vstu Purua and the universe, is of 2 main types: the Manduka-pda of 64 squares (8x8) represents the subtle spiritual order of the universe (ukma) and is used for temple construction. The Paramaayika-pda of 81 squares (9x9) represents the gross order (sthula) and is used for civil or domestic structures. In the case of a temple, the mariala will be established on the spot where the garbhagmha (altar) is to be built, or its N.E. corner, or the N.E. corner of the temple-site or the N.E. corner of the yajshal. For domestic structures the mariala will be established in the N.E. corner of the building.

Vstu Pj and Vstu Homa are performed before the start of construction of a structure and then again after its completion. Vstu thus is worshipped before beginning construction in order to gain his blessings that all will go well for the building of the structure. After construction is completed, Vstu again is worshipped (with the exception of the foundation laying ceremony) in order to remove obstacles (i.e. ghosts, etc.) from the property.

Mariala Nirmna (Building the Mariala)

Sprinkle pashcagavya and sarvauadhi water on the area where the Vstu Mariala is to be constructed, while chanting Brahm Gyatr silently.

Sprinkle the area again with water mixed with paddy, wheat, white mustard seeds, sesame, barley and kidney beans.

Make 4 holes in the ground where the corners of the mariala will be and place 4 sticks of khadira wood (each 12 fingers long, approx. 9 inches. If khadira wood is not available, one may use four iron nails.) in the holes, starting clockwise from the nakoa (N.E) while chanting:

 

o viantu te tale ng

lokapl ca kmga /

asmin prsde tiantu

ayurbala kar sad //

May the snakes, Lokaplas and Kmgas enter this piece of earth and stay in this building giving long life and strength.

On the floor next to the mariala, offer one of the maabhaktavali balls to the pdidevats (demigods in charge of the elements), in order to get their blessings to perform the ritual without hinderance. One should chant:

 

o agnibhyo pyatha sarpebhyo

ye cnye tat samrita /

te bhyo balim prayacchmi

punya modanam uttamam //

 

ea mabhaktavali - o pdidevatbhyo nama

I give this excellent offering to the fire deities, to the snakes and to all others who take shelter of this building.

In between the 4 holes draw the mariala of 64 pdas with rice-powder and other colours (see Appendix I). Erect a red silk canopy over the mariala.

 

Offer pupshjali to the spiritual master and beg his permission to assist him in his service to the Lord.

 

r-guro paramnanda

premnanda phala-prada /

vrajnanda-pradnanda

sevy m niyojaya //

My dear spiritual master, who gives the fruit of the highest bliss the bliss of love of Godhead please engage me in the blissful service of r Kma, who bestows bliss upon the land of Vraja.

Recite suitable prayers, such as Magalcaraa (vande ham ... etc.)

 

Scatter mustard seeds around the area where the yajsha will take place,chanting:

 

o apagacchantu te bht

ye bht bhvi sasthita /

ye bhta-vighna-kartras

te gacchanty ajshya hare //

May all inauspicious subtle beings that may obstruct our service be gone by the order of the Lord.

One should then chant the svasti vcana:

Svasti Vcana (Invoking Auspiciousness)

o puMnantuM m devajaMn /

puMnantuM manas dhiMya /

puMnantuM viv bhMt /

jtaveda punhiM mm //

May the devotees purify me, may they give intelligence to me, may they purify all living entities, may Jtaveda Agni purify me

One brhmaa chants:

 

o asya karmaa punyaham bhavanto, bruvantu //

 

At least three brhmaas throw akata in the air three times, while chanting:

 

o punyaham / o punyaham / o punyaham /

 

Together they chant:

 

o udgaMt eva akune sma gyasi /

brahma puMtra ivaM savaneu asasi /

vmMeva vMji iumatiraMpty saMrvato na

akuMne bhaMdram vada /

viMvato na akuMne puMyam vada //

O bird, you sing like the udgatm priest who chants the sma. You chant like the brahma at the sacrifice, like a horse approaching a mare. Please loudly proclaim good fortune for us in every direction, proclaim prosperity for us in every direction.

One brhmaa chants:

 

o asya karmaa svasti bhavanto, bruvantu yumate svasti //

 

The brhmaas throw akata in the air three times, while chanting:

 

o svasti / o svasti / o svasti /

 

Together:

 

o svaMsti naM indro vmMddharav /

svaMsti na pM viMvaved /

svaMsti naMs trksyoM arianemi /

svaMsti noM bmhaMspatir dadhtu //

May Indra, who hears much praise, give us auspiciousness; may the sun god, who knows all things, give us auspiciousness; may Garuria, with unblemished weapons, give us auspiciousness; may Bmhaspati, give us auspiciousness.

One brhmaa chants:

 

o asya karmao mddhim bhavanto, bruvantu //

 

The brhmaas throw akata in the air three times, while chanting:

 

o mdhyatam / o mdhyatam / o mdhyatam /

 

Together:

 

o mMdhyma stoMma sanuMymaM vjaM m noM mantra

sara theMhopa ytam /

yaoM na paMkvam madhuM gosvaMnta r bhMto

aMvino kmamapr //

May we increase our fame, may we offer You food. Please come here in Your chariot for worship and accept the sweet food prepared from cows milk. Bhtma has fulfilled the desires of the learned.

o svasti no govinda

svasti no cyutnantau

svasti no vsudevo viur dadhtu

svasti no nryao naro vai

svasti na padmanbha puruottamo dadhtu

svasti no vivakseno vivevara

svasti no hmkeo harir dadhtu

svasti no vainateyo hari

svasti no njansuto hanr bhgavato dadhtu

svasti svasti sumagalaikeo mahn

r kma saccidnanda ghana

sarvevarevaro dadhtu //

May Lord Govinda, Acyuta, Ananta ea, Vsudeva and Lord Viu bestow auspiciousness upon us. May Nara-Nryaa, Padmanbha and Puruottama bestow auspiciousness upon us. May Vivaksena, the Lord of the universe, Hmikea and Lord Hari bestow auspiciousness upon us. May Garuria and the son of Ashjan, who is the great devotee of Lord Rma, Hanumn, bestow auspiciousness upon us. May the great and only Lord of auspiciousness, r Kma, who is like a transcendental cloud full of eternity, knowledge, and bliss and who is the Lord of all the demigods, bestow upon us all prosperity and auspiciousness. (Kmopaniad)

The brhmaas throw the remainder of the akata.

Sakalpa (Taking the vow)

o govinda govinda govinda

o tat sat

_______ mse (month)

_______ pake (lunar fortnight)

_______ tithau (lunar day)

 

r (name of function: gmhrambha or gmhapravea)

etad vstu sarva doapasamna

kmo vstu yajsha karmha kariye //

In this month of ______, in the lunar fortnight of ______, on the lunar day of ______, I perform the Vstu Pj and yajsha for the function of ______ in order to remove all obstacles.

Ghaa sthpana (Installing the pot)

In the corners of the mariala, place 4 ghaas (pots), fill them with water and put paddy, pashcaratna, sarvauadhi and sapta-mmttika inside. In the middle of the mariala, place a Brahm-ghaa (which should be shaped like a kamarialu and wrapped with red thread around the neck), and a Lakm-Nryaa ghaa. In both pots put white rice, gold, silver, paddy and sarvauadhi, and fill them with water. All the ghaas should be standing on some paddy, with 5 leaves and a coconut on the top and decorated with cloth and garlands.

 

In the Brahm-ghaa install Caturmukha Brahm:

 

o caturmukha brahm -

ih vha (show vhan mudr)

iha tia (show sthpana mudr)

iha sannidehi (show sannidhpan mudr)

iha sannirudhyasva (show sannirodhan mudr)

iha samukho bhava (show samukhkaraa mudr)

 

Perform nysa-mudr while chanting Gopla-mantra and proceed to perform the nysa-mudrs on the pot:

 

kl - hmdayya nama

kmya - re svh

govindya - khya vaat

gopjana - kavacya hu

vallabhya - netrabhym vauat

svh - astrya pha

 

r brahm- ihammti kuru

iha parame kuru

One should worship him with 5 upacras:

 

ea gandha - o brahmane nama

eti pupi - o brahmane nama

ea dhpa - o brahmane nama

ea dpa - o brahmane nama

idam naivedyam - o brahmane nama

 

Decorate the four magala-ghaas by sprinkling lightly with yoghurt and akata. In front of each ghaa place a new plate with white rice, flowers, and fruits, and cover them with cloth. Install Varua in the pots and worship with 5 upacras.

 

o varua -

ih vha (show vhan mudr)

iha tia (show sthpana mudr)

iha sannidehi (show sannidhpan mudr)

iha sannirudhyasva (show sannirodhan mudr)

iha samukho bhava (show samukhkaraa mudr)

 

Perform nysa-mudr while chanting Gopla-mantra and proceed to perform the nysa-mudrs on the pot:

 

kl - hmdayya nama

kmya - re svh

govindya - khya vaat

gopjana - kavacya hu

vallabhya - netrabhym vauat

svh - astrya pha

 

r varua ihammti kuru

iha parame kuru

 

He should be worshipped with 5 upacras:

 

ea gandha - o varuya nama

eti pupi - o varuya nama

ea dhpa - o varuya nama

ea dpa - o varuya nama

idam naivedyam - o varuya nama

 

Install Lakm-Nryana in the ghaa and worship with 5 upacras:

 

o lakm-nryaau

ih vha (show vhan mudr)

iha tia (show sthpana mudr)

iha sannidehi (show sannidhpan mudr)

iha sannirudhyasva (show sannirodhan mudr)

iha samukho bhava (show samukhkaraa mudr)

 

Perform nysa-mudr while chanting Gopla-mantra and proceed to perform the nysa-mudrs on the pot:

 

kl - hmdayya nama

kmya - re svh

govindya - khya vaat

gopjana - kavacya hu

vallabhya - netrabhym vauat

svh - astrya pha

 

r r lakm-nryaau ihammti kuru

iha parame kuru

 

One should worship Them with 5 upacras:

 

ea gandha - o lakm-nryaabhym nama

eti pupi - o lakm-nryaabhym nama

ea dhpa - o lakm-nryaabhym nama

ea dpa - o lakm-nryaabhym nama

idam naivedyam - o lakm-nryaabhym nama

 

Maabhaktavali Pj (Offering to the ghosts)

On the floor next to the mariala, offer the other maabhaktavali ball to the bhtas (ghosts), while chanting:

 

o bhtni rkasa vpi

ye pi tianti kecana /

te gmhantu balim sarve

vstum gmhamyaham puna //

 

ea mabhaktavali - o sarva bhutebhyo nama

Those ghosts, rkasas and others who are here, please accept this offering.

The maabhaktavali ball that has been offered to the ghosts should then be taken and thrown outside of the new building compound. The place where the ball was kept should be sprinkled with pashcagavya.

lgrma Pj

In front of the Lakm-Nrayana and Brahm ghaas place an Ananta ea lagrma on a silver piha (seat).

 

Note: If an Ananta lagrma is not possible, any lagrma will do. If one does not have a lagrma, a Deity of Ananta ea can be used.

 

If it is a Deity and not a alagrma, then one will perform the avhana (installation), while chanting:

 

o ananta -

ih vha (show vhan mudr)

iha tia (show sthpana mudr)

iha sannidehi (show sannidhpan mudr)

iha sannirudhyasva (show sannirodhan mudr)

iha samukho bhava (show samukhkaraa mudr)

 

Perform nysa-mudr while chanting Gopla-mantra and proceed to perform the nysa-mudrs on the pot:

 

kl - hmdayya nama

kmya - re svh

govindya - khya vaat

gopjana - kavacya hu

vallabhya - netrabhym vauat

svh - astrya pha

 

r ananta - ihammti kuru

iha parame kuru

 

Offer Ananta pupshjali while chanting:

 

o namaste bah-rpya viave paramtmane svh

Obeisances to Viu, the Supersoul of many forms.

Then offer the Lord sweet rice:

 

idam naivedyam - o namo bhagavate vsudevya

idam camanyam - o namo bhagavate vsudevya

Vstu Mariala Pj

Beginning from the N.E. corner of the Vstu Madala, proceeding towards the right, install and worship (one associate per square) the Lords associates:

 

Note: In the 9x9 madala the 67 associates will each get one square. In the 8x8 madala, the Pashca Mah bhgavatas may all be installed in the first square.

Pashca Mahbhgavata Pj:

o vivaksendi pashca mah-bhgavat -

ih vha (show vhan mudr)

iha tia (show sthpana mudr)

iha sannidehi (show sannidhpan mudr)

iha sannirudhyasva (show sannirodhan mudr)

iha samukho bhava (show samukhkaraa mudr)

 

Perform nysa-mudr while chanting Gopla-mantra and proceed to perform the nysa-mudrs on the pot:

 

kl - hmdayya nama

kmya - re svh

govindya - khya vaat

gopjana - kavacya hu

vallabhya - netrabhym vauat

svh - astrya pha

 

r vivaksendi pashca mah-bhgavata ihammti kuru

iha parame kuru

 

Then worship them with gandha-pupa

 

o ete gandha pupe -

o vivaksenya nama

o sanakya nama

o santanya nama

o sanandanya nama

o sanat kumrya nama

Navayogendra Pj:

o kavaydi navayogendr -

ih vha (show vhan mudr)

iha tia (show sthpana mudr)

iha sannidehi (show sannidhpan mudr)

iha sannirudhyasva (show sannirodhan mudr)

iha samukho bhava (show samukhkaraa mudr)

 

Perform nysa-mudr while chanting Gopla-mantra and proceed to perform the nysa-mudrs on the pot:

 

kl - hmdayya nama

kmya - re svh

govindya - khya vaat

gopjana - kavacya hu

vallabhya - netrabhym vauat

svh - astrya pha

 

r kavydi navayogendr ihammti kuru

iha parame kuru

 

Then worship them with gandha-pupa

 

o ete gandha pupe -

o kavaye nama

o havaye nama

o antarkya nama

o prabuddhya nama

o pippalyanya nama

o vihotrya nama

o drumilya nama

o camasya nama

o karabhjanya nama

Mahbhgavata Pj:

o sadivdi mah-bhgavat -

ih vha (show vhan mudr)

iha tia (show sthpana mudr)

iha sannidehi (show sannidhpan mudr)

iha sannirudhyasva (show sannirodhan mudr)

iha samukho bhava (show samukhkaraa mudr)

 

Perform nysa-mudr while chanting Gopla-mantra and proceed to perform the nysa-mudrs on the pot:

 

kl - hmdayya nama

kmya - re svh

govindya - khya vaat

gopjana - kavacya hu

vallabhya - netrabhym vauat

svh - astrya pha

 

r sadivdi mah-bhgavat ihammti kuru

iha parame kuru

 

Then worship them with gandha-pupa

 

o ete gandha pupe -

o sadivya nama

o garuriya nama

o nradya nama

o kapilya nama

o balirjya nama

o bhmadevya nama

o prahldya nama

o hanumate nama

o ambarya nama

o janakya nama

o yamabhgavatya nama

o svayam bhuvya nama

o vysadevya nama

Bhakti-akti Pj:

o pauramsydi bhakti-aktya -

ih vha (show vhan mudr)

iha tia (show sthpana mudr)

iha sannidehi (show sannidhpan mudr)

iha sannirudhyasva (show sannirodhan mudr)

iha samukho bhava (show samukhkaraa mudr)

 

Perform nysa-mudr while chanting Gopla-mantra and proceed to perform the nysa-mudrs on the pot:

 

kl - hmdayya nama

kmya - re svh

govindya - khya vaat

gopjana - kavacya hu

vallabhya - netrabhym vauat

svh - astrya pha

 

r pauramsydi bhakti-aktya ihammti kuru

iha parame kuru

 

Then worship them with gandha-pupa

 

o ete gandha pupe -

o pauramasyai nama

o padmyai nama

o antargyai nama

o gagyai nama

o yamunyai nama

o candrvalyai nama

o gyatrai nama

o tulasyai nama

o sarasvatyai nama

o pmthivyai nama

o vaiavyai nama

o gve nama

o yaodyai nama

o devahtyai nama

o devakyai nama

o rohinyai nama

o styai nama

o draupadyai nama

o kuntyai nama

o rukminyai nama

rdmdinm Pj:

o rdmdi sarva-gopla-ga〃 -

ih vha (show vhan mudr)

iha tia (show sthpana mudr)

iha sannidehi (show sannidhpan mudr)

iha sannirudhyasva (show sannirodhan mudr)

iha samukho bhava (show samukhkaraa mudr)

 

Perform nysa-mudr while chanting Gopla-mantra and proceed to perform the nysa-mudrs on the pot:

 

kl - hmdayya nama

kmya - re svh

govindya - khya vaat

gopjana - kavacya hu

vallabhya - netrabhym vauat

svh - astrya pha

 

r rdmdi sarva-gopla-ga〃 ihammti kuru

iha parame kuru

 

Then worship them with gandha-pupa

 

o ete gandha pupe -

o rdmne nama

o sudmne nama

o stoka-kmya nama

o lavagya nama

o arjunya nama

o vasudmne nama

o vilya nama

o subalya nama

o r rmya nama

o r kmya nama

Aa-sakh Pj:

o lalitdi sarva-sakhya-

ih vha (show vhan mudr)

iha tia (show sthpana mudr)

iha sannidehi (show sannidhpan mudr)

iha sannirudhyasva (show sannirodhan mudr)

iha samukho bhava (show samukhkaraa mudr)

 

Perform nysa-mudr while chanting Gopla-mantra and proceed to perform the nysa-mudrs on the pot:

 

kl - hmdayya nama

kmya - re svh

govindya - khya vaat

gopjana - kavacya hu

vallabhya - netrabhym vauat

svh - astrya pha

 

r lalitdi sarva-sakhya ihammti kuru

iha parame kuru

 

Then worship them with gandha-pupa

 

o ete gandha-pupe -

o lalityai nama

o symalyai nama

o viakhyai nama

o campakaltayai nama

o sucitryai nama

o tugavidyyai nama

o indulekhyai nama

o ragadevyai nama

o sudevyai nama

 

Offer arghya to the Lakm-Nryaa ghaa, while chanting:

 

o dhra-akti rpam tvam

krmarpi janrdana /

gmhnrghya may dattam

candrrka sthiro bhava //

You are the support in the form of Krma. O Janrdana, please accept this arghya offered by me and remain as steady as the sun and the moon.

Pour the arghya into the visarjana patra.

Pmthiv Pj (Worshipping the Earth)

Meditating on the earth, Pmthiv Dev, the Lords consort, as the support of the Vstu Mariala, worship her by chanting the pmthiv dhynam:

 

o svarp pramad rpa

divybharaa bhit /

pmthivm arcchaye dev

sarvalok dhar dhar //

I worship the earth goddess, who has the form of a beautiful woman, decorated with transcendental ornaments and who maintains the living entities with grains.

Worship Pmthiv with 5 upacras:

 

ea gandha - o pmthivyai nama

eti pupi - o pmthivyai nama

ea dhpa - o pmthivyai nama

ea dpa - o pmthivyai nama

idam naivedyam - o pmthivyai nama

 

Offer Pmthiv arghya with a conch filled with milk, while chanting:

 

o atra tianti ye ng

bhmiha bhmi plaka /

apasarpantu te sarve

gmhnrghyam dharitri me //

hirayagarbhe vasudhe

easya pariyini /

vasmyaham tava pmhe

gmhnrghyam dharitri me //

May all the snakes leave this place. O Earth, please accept this rghya resting on ea, O Hirayagarbha, I reside upon Your back. O Earth, please accept this arghya.

Pour the arghya into the visarjana patra.

 

Offer prayers to Pmthiv:

 

o ubhe ca obhane devi

chaturaste mahtale /

subhage putrade devi

gmhe kmsyapi ramyatm //

tuly kmta may pj

sammdvi gmhina kuru /

vasundare vare rohe

sthna me diyat ubhe //

tat prasdmnadevi

krya me siddhyatm drutam //

O beautiful and nicely decorated goddess of the earth, O fortunate one, giver of progeny, I have worshiped you properly, please provide us with enough spiritual wealth; O splendid earth, please give us some place here and by your grace may our work be completed very soon.

Vstu rdhana (Worship of the Vstu Purua)

Meditate upon Vstu Purua in the mariala while chanting:

 

o aadharasamavaram

ratnahrojjvalaga /

kanakamukutacuria

svara yajshopavtam //

abhaya varada hasta

sarva lokaikantha /

tamiha bhvana rpa

vsturjam bhajmi //

I worship Lord Vstu, who has the complexion of the moon, who wears jewel-necklaces, golden crown and golden sacred-thread. His hand is in the abhaya-mudr giving fearlessness. He is the master of all planets.

Perform mnasa pj of Vstu Purua while chanting:

 

o devea bhaktisulabha

parivra samanvita /

yvatvam pjyiymi

tvatvam susthir bhava //

O Lord of Lords, who is attained easily by devotion, kindly be present here as long as I worship you.

Then install Vstu in the mariala and worship him with smnya-arghya.

 

o vsturja-

ih vha (show vhan mudr)

iha tia (show sthpana mudr)

iha sannidehi (show sannidhpan mudr)

iha sannirudhyasva (show sannirodhan mudr)

iha samukho bhava (show samukhkaraa mudr)

 

 

 

Perform nysa-mudr while chanting Gopla-mantra and proceed to perform the nysa-mudrs on the pot:

 

kl - hmdayya nama

kmya - re svh

govindya - khya vaat

gopjana - kavacya hu

vallabhya - netrabhym vauat

svh - astrya pha

 

r vsturja ihammti kuru

iha parame kuru

 

Then worship him with gandha-pupa

 

ea gandha - o vstu rjya nama

eti pupi - o vstu rjya nama

ea dhpa - o vstu rjya nama

ea dpa - o vstu rjya nama

idam naivedyam - o vstu rjya nama

 

Then chant:

 

o vsturja mahbhga

lokanugraha kraka /

pjm gmhna devea

candrrka sukhi bhava //

Please accept this worship, Lord of Lords, Lord Vstu, most fortunate one, the cause of all mercy to all people. Please be fixed in happiness all the time, like the sun and moon.

 

Offer to Vstu the mahprasda sweet rice which was offered to the Ananta lagrma, while chanting:

 

o vsturja namastubhya

paramasthna dyaka /

sarva bhta jita stvashca

vsturja namo stu te //

 

o vsturjasybharana devebhyo nama

I offer my obeisances to the Lord Vstu, who gives the best of places. I offer respects to Vstu along with his associates.

Then worship Lord Nmsihadeva with 5 items by mnasa pj asking Him for protection.

 

ea gandha - krau narasihya nama

eti pupi - krau narasihya nama

ea dhpa - krau narasihya nama

ea dpa - krau narasihya nama

idam naivedyam - krau narasihya nama

 

One should then address Vstu:

 

o ehyehi bhagavn vsto

ea yajsha pravartate /

ima bhogabalim dadyt

gmha tia namo stu te //

O Lord Vstu, I offer my obeisances unto you. Please come. The sacrifice is going on. I offer this sacrifice unto you. Please stay here in this building.

Vstu Homa

Outline:

What follows is an abridged version of the Kuandik and Udicya karma. For more information on yajshas, one should refer to our book Sat Kriy Sra Dpik

Kuandik

Abhyuka Patra Sthpana: establishing the pot of water.

Pashca Rekha Sthpana: drawing the mariala in the kuria.

Utkara Nirasana: taking out earth from the kuria.

Rekhbhyukana: purifying the mariala with water.

Agni Saskra: purifying the fire.

Agni Sthpana: establishing the fire.

Agni vhana: calling the fire named Vaiavgni.

Agni Pj: worshiping the fire.

jya Saskra: purifying the ghee.

Sruva Saskra: purifying the spoons.

Udakshjaliseka: taking blessings for performing the sacrifice.

Agni Paryukana: pouring water around the fire.

Homa

Vyasta Samasta Mahvyhmti Homa: offering ghee with vyhmti mantras.

Purua Skta Homa: offering oblations to Kma.

Vyasta Samasta Mahvyhmti Homa: offering ghee with vyhmti mantras.

Bh Skta (or r Skta) Homa: offering oblations to the Lords consort.

Vyasta Samasta Mahvyhmti Homa: offering ghee with vyhmti mantras.

Agni vhana: calling the fire named prajpati agni.

Agni Pj: worshipping the fire.

Vyasta Samasta Mahvyhmti Homa: offering ghee with vyhmti mantras.

Vstu Skta Homa: worship of the Vstu Purua with Vstu Skta.

Vyasta Samasta Mahvyhmti Homa: offering ghee with vyhmti mantras.

Agni Sviti Ahuti: offering wood to Acyuta.

A☀kara Ahuti: offering oblations to Nryaa with the 8-syllable mantra.

Viu Ahuti: offering oblations to Viu.

Nmsiha Ahuti: offering oblations to Nmsiha.

Vstu Mahbhgavat Caru Ahuti: offering oblations of caru to Vstu.

Vyasta Samasta Mahvyhmti Homa: offering ghee with vyhmti mantras.

Udicya karma

Agni vhana: calling the fire named Vidhu Agni.

Agni Pj: worshipping the fire.

Vyasta Samasta Mahvyhmti Homa: offering ghee with vyhmti mantras.

Pryacitta Homa: offerings of ghee to Viu to allay faults.

Vyasta Samasta Mahvyhmti Homa: offering ghee with vyhmti mantras.

Vaiava Homa: offerings of caru to the Lord and His associates.

Vyasta samasta Mahvyhmti Homa: offering ghee with vyhmti mantras.

Agni Paryukana: pouring water around the fire.

Udakshjaliseka: taking blessings for performing the sacrifice.

Pra Ahuti: final offering.

nti Dna: sprinkling prokana water over the fire.

Yajamna-Abhyukana: sprinkling water on the yajamna

Tilaka Dharaa: making and applying tilaka from the ashes.

Brhmaa Daki: giving charity to the brhmaas.

Acchidra Vcana: absolving deficiencies.

Kuandik

Abhyukana Patra Sthpana (establishing the pot of water)

A copper waterpot should be filled with water, gandha, flowers, tulas, barley, betel, haritaki, drva, white rice, tumeric and mustard seeds and placed on the North side of the fire. This will be used for purifying items by sprinkling (abhyukana).

Pashca Rekh Sthpana (drawing the lines in the kuria)

The performer of the ritual (hotm) should face East, on the West side of the fire pit (yajsha kuria). Placing the right knee on the ground, and placing the left hand on the ground with palm up, one should hold a kua blade of one prdea length in it. Taking a kua blade in the right hand, draw in the kuria a line twelve fingers long (one prdea, 9 inches) and pointing East (see Appendix I), while meditating on the personality of earth. One should say:

 

o reMkhe tva pmthvi-rp pita varMsi //

Oh line, you are earth, yellow in colour.

From the base of the first line he should draw a second line twenty-one fingers long, pointing towards the North while meditating on the cow:

 

o reMkhe tva go-rp lohita varMsi //

Oh line, you are the cow, reddish in colour.

Parallel to the first line but seven fingers to its left, starting from the second line, he should draw a third line the length of one prdea in the Eastern direction, while meditating on Klindi. He should say:

 

o reMkhe tva klindi-rp-kma varMsi //

Oh line, you are Yamun, black in color.

Parallel to the third line at a distance of seven fingers he should draw a fourth line starting from the second line, in the Eastern direction, one prdea in length, while meditating on Lakm:

 

o reMkhe tva r-rp-svara varMsi //

Oh line, your are r, golden in colour.

At a distance of seven fingers from the last line and parallel to it he should draw a fifth line of one prdea length in the Eastern direction, meditating on Sarasvat. He should say:

 

o reMkhe tva sarasvat-rp ukla varMsi //

Oh line, you are Sarasvat, white in colour.

Alternatively one can draw a mariala in the kuria (see appendix 1) and perform pha pj with flowers and candana as follows:

 

Left side of the mariala:

 

o ete gandha pupe -

ai gurave nama

o parama gurave nama

o par para gurave nama

o mah gurave nama

o paramehi gurave nama

o sarva - vaiavebhyo nama

 

Middle of the mariala:

 

o ete gandha pupe -

o dhra aktaye nama

o anantya nama

o krmaya nama

o vetadvpya nama

Utkara Nirasana (taking out earth from the kuria)

One should take a pinch of earth from each line with the thumb and ring finger of the right hand and throw out the earth from the kuria to a distance of one aratni (distance from elbow to tip of little finger) in the North East direction, saying:

 

o niMrastaRi parvaAsu

The depleter of fortune has been thrown out and destroyed.

Rekhbhyukana (purifying the lines with water)

Taking water from the abhyukana patra he should sprinkle it on the lines (or mariala)

 

Agni Saskra (purifying the fire)

From the fire which is kindled but not yet placed in the pit he should take one burning stick and cast it in the South Western direction to expel the inauspicious elements of the fire:

 

o kraAvydaRim aAgni prahinomi dAra /

yaAmarRijyo gacchatu vipravaAh //

I cast the inauspicious fire in charge of burning corpses far away. May those who oppose this rite go to the kingdom of death.

Agni Sthpana (establishing the fire)

One should take a burning stick from the fire and place it on the third line while chanting:

 

o bhr bhuva sva o

Agni vhana (calling the fire named Vaiava Agni)

One should install the fire:

 

o vaiava nmgnaye -

ih vha (show vhan mudr)

iha tia (show sthpana mudr)

iha sannidehi (show sannidhpan mudr)

iha sannirudhyasva (show sannirodhan mudr)

iha samukho bhava (show samukhkaraa mudr)

 

Perform nysa-mudr while chanting Gopla-mantra and proceed to perform the nysa-mudrs on the fire:

 

kl - hmdayya nama

kmya - re svh

govindya - khya vaat

gopjana - kavacya hu

vallabhya - netrabhym vauat

svh - astrya pha

 

r vaiava nmgnaye ihammti kuru

iha parame kuru

 

Agni Pj (worshipping the fire)

Meditating on the fire as Viu he should worship the fire with a lamp and flowers.

jya Saskra (purifying the ghee)

Taking two blades of kua grass with tips intact he should bind them with a third kua and cut them to the length of one prdea without using the finger nails, while chanting:

 

o pavitre stho vaiaAvyau

Oh pavitras, you are devotees of Viu.

Sprinkling them with water he should say:

 

o vioRi manas pteA stha

You are pure through the desire of Viu.

One should place them in a copper vessel and pour ghee into the vessel. Using the thumb and ring finger of the right hand he should grasp the tips of the kuas and with the thumb and ring finger of the left hand he should grasp the root end. The right hand should be palm up and the left hand palm down. By dipping the middle portion into the ghee he should then offer ghee into the fire one time, while chanting:

 

o devaRis tv saviMto punAtu /

acchidrena pavitreMna /

vaMso sryaRisya raRimibhi svMh //

May Savita purify you with this faultless kua, with these rays from the sun.

One should then offer two more oblations of ghee into the fire in the same way without mantra.

 

Holding the kuas in his left hand, he should sprinkle water on them and then using the right hand, throw them into the fire.

 

One should sprinkle the vessel of ghee with water and then lower it into the North part of the fire three times, and then lay it on strewn kua grass.

Sruva Saskra (purifying the sruva spoon)

The sruva should be made from khadira, pala or udumbara wood, and of a length of one aratni (distance from elbow to tip of little finger). One should purify the sruva by sprinkling it with water, then lowering it into the North part of the fire three times.

 

Udakshjaliseka (taking blessings for performing the sacrifice)

Placing his right knee on the earth and his left knee raised, he should pour water from his cupped hands from West to East on the South side of the fire, while chanting:

 

o aAnantaRi anumanyaAsva //

Please allow this rite, Ananta.

One should pour on the West side from South to North, while chanting:

 

o aAcyutaRi anumanyaAsva //

Please allow this rite, Acyuta.

One should pour on the North side from West to East while chanting:

 

o sarasvaty aRinumanyasva //

Please allow this rite, Sarasvat.

Agni-paryukana (Sprinkling water around the fire)

One should sprinkle water around the fire in clockwise direction:

 

o prabhoRi aniruddha prasuAva yajshaRi

pra suAva yajshaRipati bhagAya /

pt sarva bhta stha

ketaApu ketaRi naRi punMtu /

vga vca na svadaMtu //

Oh Aniruddha, bring forth the sacrifice, bring forth the Lord of the sacrifice for good fortune. You are situated everywhere. Purifier of desires, purify our desires. May the Lord of words relish our prayers.

Homa

Vyasta Samasta Mahvyhmti Homa (offering ghee with vyhmti mantras)

One should offer ghee with the vyhmti mantras:

 

o bhAr svMhSh - idam viave idam na maMma

o bhuAva svMhSh - idam acyutya idam na maMma

o sva svMhSh - idam nryaya idam na maMma

o bhMr bhuMva sva svMhSh - idam nantya idam na maMma

 

One should then offer a piece of wood soaked in ghee, of pradea length into the fire, without mantra.

Purua Skta Homa (offering oblations to Kma)

One should worship Kma as the Lord of Vstu (Vstuntha) with the Purua Skta prayers:

 

o saMhasra rM purua

saMhaMsrMka saMhasrapt /

sa bhmi viMvato vmMtv

atyatihad daဉguMlam //

 

svMh - idam vstunthya idam na maMma

 

o purua eMvedag sarvam

yad bhMta yac-caM bhavya /

uMtmmtaM-tva-syena

yaMd annen tiMrohati //

 

svMh - idam vstunthya idam na maMma

 

o eMtvn asya mahiMm

atoM jyyg caM prua /

pdo syaM viv bhMtni

triMpd asyMmmtam diMvi //

 

svMh - idam vstunthya idam na maMma

 

o triMpd-Mrdhva udaiMt-purua

pdo syeMh bhavaMt puna /

tatoM vivaM-vyakrmat

sMaMnM naMaMne aMbhi //

 

svMh - idam vstunthya idam na maMma

 

o tasmd-viMrri ajyata

viMrjoM adhiM prua /

sa jMto tyaricyata

paMcd bhmiMm atho puMra //

 

svMh - idam vstunthya idam na maMma

 

o yat puruea haMvi

deMv yaMjsham atanvata /

vasaMnto asysMd jyam

grMma iMdhma aMrad dhaMvi //

 

svMh - idam vstunthya idam na maMma

 

o saMptsysan pariMdhaya

tri saMpta saMmidha kmMt /

deMv yad-yajMsha tanvMn

abadhnaMn puruam paMum //

 

svMh - idam vstunthya idam na maMma

 

o ta yajMsha baMrhiiM praukanRi

purua jMtam agraMta /

tena deMv ayajanta

sMdhy maya caM ye //

 

svMh - idam vstunthya idam na maMma

 

o tasmd-yajMsht-sarvaM-huta

sabhmta pmad-Mjyam /

paMgs tg cakre vyaMvynRi

MraMyn-grMmy caM ye //

 

svMh - idam vstunthya idam na maMma

 

o tasmd-yaMjsht-sarvaM-huta

mcaM smni jajshire /

chandgsi jajshireM tasmt

yajuMs-tasmd ajyata //

 

svMh - idam vstunthya idam na maMma

 

o tasmMd-av ajyanta

ye ke cobhay data /

gvo ha jajshireM tasmt

tasmj-jMt ajM vaya //

 

svMh - idam vstunthya idam na maMma

 

o yat-puruaM vyadadhu

katiMdh vyakalpayan /

mukhaM kim-asyaM kau bMh

kvMr pd vucyete //

 

svMh - idam vstunthya idam na maMma

 

o brMhmao syaM mukha sd

bMh rjaMnya kmMta /

Mr tad-asyaM yad-vaiya

paMdbhyg Mdro ajyata //

 

svMh - idam vstunthya idam na maMma

 

o caMndramM manaso jMta

cakoM sryo ajyata /

mukhMd-indra-cMgni-ca

prMd-vMyur-ajyata //

 

svMh - idam vstunthya idam na maMma

 

o nbhy sd-aMntarikam

Mro dhyau samavartata /

paMdbhy bhmiMr-diaM rotrt

tath loMk akalpayan //

 

svMh - idam vstunthya idam na maMma

 

o vedMham-eMta purua maMhntam

diMtya-varaM tamasaMstu-pMre /

sarvi rMpi viMcityaM dhra

nmni kmMtv bhivaMdanA yadste //

 

svMh - idam vstunthya idam na maMma

 

o dhMt puMrastMd-yamudjaMhra

aMkra praviMdvn-praMdiaM-catasra /

tam-eMva viMdvn-aMmmta iMha bhavati

nnya panthM ayanya vidyate //

 

svMh - idam vstunthya idam na maMma

 

o yaMjshena yaMjsham-ayajanta deMv

tniM dharmi prathaMmny-san /

te haM nka mahiMmna sacante

yatraM prve sMdhy santi deMv //

 

svMh - idam vstunthya idam na maMma

The Supreme Lord in the form of the universe, has a thousand heads, a thousand eyes and a thousand feet, for He contains all the living entities. Having pervaded the universe completely to give it existence, being independent, He extended Himself beyond by ten fingers. (1)

The universes, past, present and future, are but manifestations of the Supreme Lord who expands Himself as the Purua. He is the Lord of immortality but has manifest Himself as the Purua in the universe so that the jvas may enjoy material fruits. (2)

The past, present and future universes are manifestations of the Lords powers, but the Lord Himself is much greater. All the living beings of the universe are but one quarter portion, and the eternal nature in the spiritual sky exists in three quarters portion. (3)

The three quarters portion of the Lord transcended the material portion. The Lord in the one quarter portion manifested the universe again, as He had done repeatedly before. The Lord of the one quarter portion began the work of creation, by going all around, taking the form of all animate and inanimate objects. (4)

From that Lord, the virt or universe was born, and in that the Virt Purua, the Supersoul of the universe, was born. Being born, the Virt Purua grew, and produced the earth and the bodies of the jvas. (5)

The demigods, being the first beings manifested, performed a mental sacrifice to complete the creation, using the Virt Purua (the raw ingredient of the material world), as the offering. Spring was the ghee, summer was the fuel wood and autumn was the offering. (6)

In this sacrifice, the kua grass blades strewn around the fire (for protection from rkasas), were seven (the seven vedic poetic meters), and the fuel sticks were twenty one (12 months, 5 seasons, three worlds and the sun). The demigods who were performing the mental sacrifice tied the Virt Purua to offer Him into the fire, just like an animal. (7)

The demigods, sdhyas and mis, placed the Virt Purua, the first being of the universe, on kua and sprinkled Him with water for purification. In this way they conducted the mental sacrifice using the Virt Purua. (8)

From that sacrifice where everything in the universe was sacrificed, yoghurt and ghee (all nourishing foods), were produced. It created the animals of the air, forest, and village. (9)

From that ultimate sacrifice or sarva hut, the mk (hymns), sma (musical) and yajus (prose) portions of the vedas, and the seven vedic meters, were born. (10)

From the sacrifice horses were born, and animals with two sets of teeth such as donkeys and mules. From the sacrifice, cows were born, goats and sheep. (11)

In the mental sacrifice, when they divided up the Virt Purua, how many parts did they divide? What is stated about His face, His arms, His thighs and feet? (12)

The face became the brhmaas. The two arms were made into the katriyas. The thighs of the Virt Purua became the vaiyas and from His feet the dras were born. (13)

The moon was born from His mind, the sun was born from His two eyes. From His mouth were born Indra and Agni, and from His breath Vyu was born. (14)

From His navel came the antarika (space between earth and heaven). From His head the heavens arose. From His feet the earth arose and from His ears the directions arose. In this way the worlds are created. (15)

I know that great Virt Purua, effulgent as the sun, who stands beyond the darkness of the material creation. Having given all the living entities their forms and names, He directs their affairs. (16)

Brahm explained his realization to Indra. Indra, who knows all the living entities in all four directions, explained it to all others. One who knows the nature of the Virt Purua becomes immortal even in his life on earth. There is no other path to reach the goal of immortality. (17)

In this way the demigods conducted the mental sacrifice using the Virt Purua to manifest variety in the world. By that sacrifice, both the physical laws of nature and the first spiritual codes of conduct arose. The great souls by similar mental worship attain the place of immortality where the sdhyas and demigods, the first worshippers, now dwell. (18)

Vyasta Samasta Mahvyhmti Homa (offering ghee with vyhmti mantras)

o bhAr svMhSh - idam viave idam na maMma

o bhuAva svMhSh - idam acyutya idam na maMma

o sva svMhSh - idam nryaya idam na maMma

o bhMr bhuMva sva svMhSh - idam nantya idam na maMma

 

One should then offer a piece of wood soaked in ghee, of pradea length into the fire, without mantra.

Bh Skta or r Skta Homa (offering oblations to the Lords consort)

 

Note: If the Vstu Homa is being performed for the foundation laying of a new temple, one will offer oblations with the Bh Skta (offered to Prthiv). For the opening ceremony of the temple one will use r Skta (offered to Lakm Dev).

 

o bhmir bhMmn dyaur variM ntarika mahiMtv /

uMpasthe te devyaditeM gni mannMd amaMnnd yMydadhe //

 

svMh - idam pmthivyai idam na maMma

 

o yagau pmnir akramM dasanan mMtaraM puna /

piMtara ca praMyant suva //

 

svMh - idam pmthivyai idam na maMma

 

o trigMad dhmaM virjatiM vk pataMgya iriye /

pratyasya vahaM dyubhi //

 

svMh - idam pmthivyai idam na maMma

 

o aMsya prMd apnaMtyanta carati rocaMn /

vyakhyan mahiMa suva //

 

svMh - idam pmthivyai idam na maMma

 

o yattv kruMddha paroMvapa maMnyunM yadavarty /

suMkalpam agneM tat tavaM punaMs tvod dpaymasi //

 

svMh - idam pmthivyai idam na maMma

 

o yat te maMnyu paroptasya pmthiMvm anu dadhvaMse /

MdiMty viveM tad deMv vasava ca saMmbharan //

 

svMh - idam pmthivyai idam na maMma

 

o meMdin deMv vaMsudhar syMd-vasudh deMv vMsav /

braMhmaMvaMrcaMsa pitmMg rotraM cakuMr-mana //

 

svMh - idam pmthivyai idam na maMma

 

o deMv hiraya-gaMrbhi deMv prasMvar /

saMdane saMtyyane sda //

 

svMh - idam pmthivyai idam na maMma

 

o saMmuMdraMvaMt sviMtr ha no deMv maMhyag /

maMh dhara maMho vyatih /

mMnge mnge yaMjshe yajshe vibhMi //

 

svMh - idam pmthivyai idam na maMma

 

o indrapatn vyMpin suraM sarid iMha /

vMyuM-mat jalaMaya-riya dhMrj saMtyandhoM parimedin /

voM pariMdhatyagya //

 

svMh - idam pmthivyai idam na maMma

 

o viMuMpaMtn mah deMvM mMdhaMv mdhavaM priym /

lakm priyasakh deMvM namMmy acyuta vaMllabhm //

 

svMh - idam pmthivyai idam na maMma

 

o dhaMnuMrdhaMryai viMdmahe sarva-siMddhyai ca dhmahi /

tanno dhar pracoMdayt //

 

svMh - idam pmthivyai idam na maMma

 

May the earth be abundant with life, and the sky and space be abundant with water. O Goddess Bh, O refuge of the universe, O mother of the demigods, I offer to you fire and food for nourishment. (1)

Bh has taken the auspicious form of the cow. She is the blood of the mother, creator of the father. (2)

She extends through thirty realms. She is called vk, good speech, and gives shelter to the sun whom she leads through the sky. (3)

Shining brilliantly, she circulates from the in-going breath (pra), to the out-going breath (apna) within. She is the great creator. (4)

O Goddess, you are transcendental to anger. By its absence, and by your equal vision, in all sacred rituals you shine forth. (5)

Having dispelled anger, you support the earth. You are the dityas, the Vivadevas, the Vasus and the producer of all things in this universe. (6)

O Goddess, you are intelligence, the holder of treasure and of wealth, born of the Vasus, you are the energy of Brahm and the pitms. You reside in the ear, the eye and the mind. (7)

You are the golden womb, the first born. You dwell in that house, which is the abode of truth. (8)

You uphold the oceans, you are the consort of the Lord within the sun, you wear the earth as your limbs. The splendid earth of fearful appearance is the supervisor of all sacrifices. (9)

You are the wife of the Lord who is all pervading,the mother of Vyu, the dweller in the water, born of the earth. (11)

O consort of Viu, you who are dear to Mdhava, and a dear friend of Goddess Lakm, I offer my obeisances to you, the dearmost of Lord Acyuta. (12)

May I know that goddess who holds the bow, may I meditate upon she who possesses all powers. May the earth instill within us the supreme goal. (13)

r Skta

o hiraya-varM hariㅈ suvaMra-rajataMs-rajm /

caMndrM hiMramay laMkmM jtavedo maM vaha //

 

svMh - idam ryai idam na maMma

 

o t maM vahaM jtavedo laMkm-manapa-gMminm /

yasyM hiraya viMndeyaM gm-avaM purun-aMham //

 

svMh - idam ryai idam na maMma

 

o aMvaM-pMrv ratha-maMdhyM haMstinda praMbodhinm /

riya deMvm-upahvayeM rrm deMv juatm //

 

svMh - idam ryai idam na maMma

 

o kM soMsmiMt hiraya-prkrm Mrdr jvalant tmMpt taMrpayantm /

paMdmeM sthiMt paMdmavarM tvm iMhopahvayeM riyam //

 

svMh - idam ryai idam na maMma

 

o caMndr prabhMs yaasM jvalantM riya loMke deMva-ju☀m udMrm /

t paMdminmMm araam aMha prapadye laMkmr me nayatMm tv vme //

 

svMh - idam ryai idam na maMma

 

o diMtya-vareM tapaMso-dhijMto vanaMspatiMs-tava vmMko tha biMlva /

tasyaM phalniM tapaMs nudantu mMyntarMya ca bMhy alaMkm //

 

svMh - idam ryai idam na maMma

 

o upaituM m devasaMkha kMrti-caM main saMha /

prMduMrbhMto smi rreM smiMn kMrtim mddhi daMdtu me //

 

svMh - idam ryai idam na maMma

 

o kut pipMsmal jyeMhMm aMlaMkm nayMmy aham /

abhtiMm asammddhiM caM sarvMn niruda meM gmht //

 

svMh - idam ryai idam na maMma

 

o gaMndhaM-dvMr durdhaMrMm niMtya-pu☀m karMim /

Mvarg sarva bhtMnM tm iMhopahvayeM riyam //

 

svMh - idam ryai idam na maMma

 

o manasaM kmaMm-kti vMca saMtyam-amahi /

paMMng rMpa mannasyaM mayiM r rayatM yaa //

 

svMh - idam ryai idam na maMma

 

o kaMrdamena praj-bhMtM mayiM sabhavaM kaMrdama /

riya vMsaya me kuMleM mtaMra padma-mMlinm //

 

svMh - idam ryai idam na maMma

 

o pa smMjantuM snigdhniM cikltaM vasa me gmMhe /

nica deMv mMtaragM riya vMsaya me kuMle //

 

svMh - idam ryai idam na maMma

 

o Mrdr yaM karim yaMiMm pi‰gaMl padma-mMlinm /

caMndrM hiMramay laMkmM jtavedo maM vaha //

 

svMh - idam ryai idam na maMma

 

o Mrdr puMkarim puMiM suvaMr〈 hema-mMlinm /

sMryMm hiMramay laMkmMm jtavedo maM vaha //

 

svMh - idam ryai idam na maMma

 

o t maM vahaM jtavedo laMkmm anapa-gMminm /

yasyM hirayaM prabhtaM gvo dMsyo svnRi viMndeyaM purun aMham //

 

svMh - idam ryai idam na maMma

 

o maMhMdeMvyai ca viMdmahe viupaMtnyai ca dhmahi /

tanno lakm pracoMdayt //

 

svMh - idam ryai idam na maMma

O Jta Veda! O Agni! Invite, for my sake, the Goddess of fortune, the golden-hued Goddess, the doe-like, moon-like maiden wreathed in gold and silver. (1)

O Agni! Take me unto the Goddess of fortunenot she who is flickering, but she who is fixed. May I obtain gold, cows, horses, and men from her (for the Lords service). May I be blessed with all neccessary facilities, such as wealth, cattle, conveyance, friends, servants and progeny. (2)

I invoke Goddess Lakm to approach me with horses ahead and chariots in the middle and the tumultous sounds of elephants. (3)

I invoke the smiling Goddess of prosperity, lotus-like in colour, beaming, content, satisfying, seated on a lotus, in a rampart of gold. She is beyond all sense perceptions. She is the Absolute. (4)

I seek refuge in the brilliant Goddess who is generous and delightful. This Goddess of prosperity is assiduously sought by the demigods. May Her opposite, Alakm , denoted by material desire, anger, greed, penury, unhappiness and misfortune be utterly destroyed. (5)

O Deity dazzling like the Suns orb! The Bilva tree which comes to fruition without flowering has sprung from Your austerity. Its fruits are the result of Your penance. May the Bilva fruit dispel any ignorance and impediments, inner and outer. May they destroy my misfortune. (6)

May the friend of the blessed demigods approach me with fame and precious stones. May I be born with prosperity in this land. May Kuvera bless me with prosperity and celebrity. (7)

I shall drive away from me impurities, such as hunger and thirst. O Goddess! Banish from my abode all ill-luck, calamities and poverty. (8)

I invoke here in this world the Goddess of prosperity, the Mother Earth, who is inviolable. She is of inexhaustible nourishment, representing wealth of kine and cattle. She lords over all creatures. (9)

May all my wishes be fulfilled. May all my intentions come true and my utterances truthful. May the Goddess be with me for ever in the form of abundant food,increased fame and fine form and all kinds of cattle. (10)

O Kardama! Due to your advent, Goddess Lakm became a Mother. Please reside with me. Establish your Mother, the Goddess of prosperity, wreathed in a garland of lotuses, in my habitation. (11)

Let waters produce friendly effects. O Chiklta! Come and stay with me. Make your Mother, the Goddess of plenty, abide in my abode. (12)

O Jtaveda, Divine Fire!Bring me the golden Lakm ,moist with compassion. Endowed with tawny colour. She nourishes the worlds. She is attended by elephants. She wears a garland of flowers and is bedecked in gold. (13)

O Jtaveda, the Divine Fire! Bring me the anointed Lakm of golden hue. Bring the mother who holds the club in her hand. Lead the Deity of prosperity to my dwelling. (14)

O Mystic Fire! Bring me Lakm who will always stay with me. May I be endowed by Her grace, wealth in plenty, horses and cattle, maids, servitors, friends, companions, etc. (15)

May we know the great Goddess. For that may we meditate on the consort of Viu. May Lakm impell us towards that. (16)

Note: The materialists are always searching for Goddess of fortune, who gives material facilities. However, in this vedic skta it is the transcendental consort of Lord Viu that is being glorified; therefore we must understand that when the devotee prays for facilities it is only to serve the Lord in His mission, not for his own sense enjoyment.

Vyasta Samasta Mahvyhmti Homa (offering ghee with vyhmti mantras)

 

o bhAr svMhSh - idam viave idam na maMma

o bhuAva svMhSh - idam acyutya idam na maMma

o sva svMhSh - idam nryaya idam na maMma

o bhMr bhuMva sva svMhSh - idam nantya idam na maMma

 

One should then offer a piece of wood soaked in ghee, of pradea length into the fire, without mantra.

Agni vhana (calling the fire named Prajpati Agni)

One should install the fire:

 

o prajpati nmgnaye -

ih vha (show vhan mudr)

iha tia (show sthpana mudr)

iha sannidehi (show sannidhpan mudr)

iha sannirudhyasva (show sannirodhan mudr)

iha samukho bhava (show samukhkaraa mudr)

 

Perform nysa-mudr while chanting Gopla-mantra and proceed to perform the nysa-mudrs on the fire:

 

kl - hmdayya nama

kmya - re svh

govindya - khya vaat

gopjana - kavacya hu

vallabhya - netrabhym vauat

svh - astrya pha

 

r prajpati nmgnaye ihammti kuru

iha parame kuru

 

Agni Pj (worshipping the fire)

Meditating on the fire as Viu he should worship the fire with a lamp and flowers.

 

Vyasta Samasta Mahvyhmti Homa (offering ghee with vyhmti mantras)

 

o bhAr svMhSh - idam viave idam na maMma

o bhuAva svMhSh - idam acyutya idam na maMma

o sva svMhSh - idam nryaya idam na maMma

o bhMr bhuMva sva svMhSh - idam nantya idam na maMma

 

One should then offer a piece of wood soaked in ghee, of pradea length into the fire, without mantra.

 

Vstu Skta Homa (worship of the Vstu Purua with Vstu Skta)

One should take 5 ripe peeled bael fruit or 5 bael seeds, mixed with ghee, honey, sesame and barley. Offer one fruit / seed after each loka:

 

Vstu Skta

o vstopateM prat jn hy aMsmn

svdeM o anamiMvo bhav na /

yattve maheM pratiM tanno juasva aMnno

bhava dviMpadeM a catupade //

 

svMh - idam vstopataye idam na maMma

 

o vstopate praMtarao no edhi

gayaMs phnoM gobhiMr avebhirindo /

aMjar sste saMkhye syma

piMteva puMtrn prati no juasva //

 

svMh - idam vstopataye idam na maMma

 

o vstopate aMg maya saMmsad te

akMma hiraMmay gtuMmaty /

pMhi kema uMtayogeM varam no

yuMyam pta svaMstibhiM sad na //

 

svMh - idam vstopataye idam na maMma

 

o amMvah vstopateM vivrMpy viMan/

saMkh suMeva edhina //

 

svMh - idam vstopataye idam na maMma

 

o vstopate dhruMv sthn satra sauMmyanÈ /

draMpso bheMt puMr avat nMmindroM muninM sakh //

 

svMh - idam vstopataye idam na maMma

O Lord Vstu, please recognize us; make an excellent abode for us, the non-inflicter of disease; whatever we ask of you please give us. Be the bestower of happiness on all those entities who reside here, both two-legged and four-legged. (1)

O Lord Vstu, be our preserver and giver of spiritual wealth; possessed of cattle and horses, may we through your friendship be exempt from decay; be favourable to us like a father to his sons. (2)

O Lord Vstu, may we have a comfortable, happy and spiritually opulent abode given by you. Protect our spiritual wealth, whether in possession or expectation; may the demigods always bestow the blessings. (3)

Remover of diseases, assuming all kinds forms, be a friend to us, granter of happiness. (4)

O Lord Vstu, may the roof be strong, may those who offer oblations be full of strength; may Indra, who destroys the cities of the demons, always remain the friend of the munis. (5)

Vyasta Samasta Mahvyhmti Homa (offering ghee with vyhmti mantras)

 

o bhAr svMhSh - idam viave idam na maMma

o bhuAva svMhSh - idam acyutya idam na maMma

o sva svMhSh - idam nryaya idam na maMma

o bhMr bhuMva sva svMhSh - idam nantya idam na maMma

 

One should then offer a piece of wood soaked in ghee, of pradea length into the fire, without mantra.

 

Agni Svia Ahuti (offering wood to Acyuta)

 

Place a ghee soaked piece of wood of one pradea length into the fire chanting:

 

o aAgnayeSh sviaA kmteM svMhSh - idam acyutya idam na maMma

 

A☀kara Ahuti (offering oblations to Lord Nryaa)

 

Offer 8 ahutis chanting:

 

o namo nryaya svMhSh - idam nryaya idam na maMma

 

Viu Ahuti (offering oblations to Viu)

 

Offer 10 ahutis chanting:

 

o taMd vioà paraMma paMdag sad payanti sMraya

diMvvaM cakuMr tatam /

tad viprso vipaMnyavo jgmMvgsaM samindhate

vioMr yat paraMma paMdam //

svMhSh - idam viave idam na maMma

 

Nmsiha Ahuti (offering oblations to Nmsiha)

 

Offer 108 or 10 ahutis to Nmsihadeva chanting Nmsiha-Mahmantra:

 

o hr krau ugra vra mahviu

jvalanta sarvato mukha /

nmsiha bhana bhadra

mmtyur mmtyu nammyaha //

svMh - idam nmsihya idam na maMma

 

Vstu Mahbhgavat Caru Ahuti (offering oblations of caru to Vstu)

 

Offer 53 ahutis of Caru to Vstu Purua chanting:

 

o mahbhgavatya vstupuruya

svMhSh - idam vstupuruya idam na maMma

 

Vyasta Samasta Mahvyhmti Homa (offering ghee with vyhmti mantras)

 

o bhAr svMhSh - idam viave idam na maMma

o bhuAva svMhSh - idam acyutya idam na maMma

o sva svMhSh - idam nryaya idam na maMma

o bhMr bhuMva sva svMhSh - idam nantya idam na maMma

 

One should then offer a piece of wood soaked in ghee, of pradea length into the fire, without mantra.

Udicya Karma

Agni Avhana (calling the fire named Vidhu-Agni)

One should install the fire:

 

o vidhu nmgnaye -

ih vha (show vhan mudr)

iha tia (show sthpana mudr)

iha sannidehi (show sannidhpan mudr)

iha sannirudhyasva (show sannirodhan mudr)

iha samukho bhava (show samukhkaraa mudr)

 

Perform nysa-mudr while chanting Gopla-mantra and proceed to perform the nysa-mudrs on the fire:

 

kl - hmdayya nama

kmya - re svh

govindya - khya vaat

gopjana - kavacya hu

vallabhya - netrabhym vauat

svh - astrya pha

 

r vidhu nmgnaye ihammti kuru

iha parame kuru

 

Agni Pj (worshipping the fire)

Meditating on the fire as Viu he should worship the fire with lamp and flowers.

 

Vyasta Samasta Mahvyhmti Homa (offering ghee with vyhmti mantras)

 

o bhAr svMhSh - idam viave idam na maMma

o bhuAva svMhSh - idam acyutya idam na maMma

o sva svMhSh - idam nryaya idam na maMma

o bhMr bhuMva sva svMhSh - idam nantya idam na maMma

 

One should then offer a piece of wood soaked in ghee, of pradea length into the fire, without mantra.

 

Pryacitta Homa (offering of ghee to Viu to allay faults)

 

Offer ghee into the fire with the following mantras:

 

o phi no cyuta enase //

svMh - ida viave idam na maMma

Oh Acyuta, give us protection from our sins.

o phi no viva vedase //

svMh - ida viave idam na maMma

Oh Lord, give us protection though we possess wealth.

o yajsha phi hare vibho //

svMh - ida viave idam na maMma

Oh Lord of all opulences, protect this yajsha.

o sarvam phi riya pate //

svMh - ida viave idam na maMma

Oh Lord of Lakm, protect everything here.

o phi no nanta ekay phi uta dvityaMya /

phi urj tmtyay phi grbhi-catasmbhi vio //

svMh - ida viave idam na maMma

Oh Ananta, by this first oblation protect us, and by the second also, preserve our strength by the third, by these four prayers protect us.

o puMnar urj nivartasva puMnar via ia yuMs /

puMnar na phi aMhasa //

svMh - ida viave idam na maMma

Strength, come forth, Viu come forth with food and long life. Protect us from sin.

o saha rayy nivartasva vio pinvasva dhraMy /

viMvapsny viMvatas pari //

svMh - ida viave idam na maMma //

Come forth with everything good. O Viu, come with everything to increase like streams of milk from a cow, O Viu, You bestow nourishment throughout the universe.

o Mjshta yad anMjshta yaMjshasyaM kriyate mithu /

viMo tad asyaM kalpaMyaM tva hi vekha yath tatha //

svMh - ida viave idam na maMma //

O Viu, rectify whatever was performed wrongly, consciously or unconsciously, in this sacrifice. Understand our sincere intention.

o prajpate vio nat tvat etni anyo

viv jtni pari t babhva /

yat kms te juhums tanno stu /

vayag syma patayo raynam //

svMh - ida viave idam na maMma //

O Viu, master of all creatures, there is no one besides You. The Lord has encompassed everything with desires we have sacrificed unto You. May those desires be fulfilled. May we become the masters of spiritual wealth.

 

Vyasta Samasta Mahvyhmti Homa (offering ghee with vyhmti mantras)

 

o bhAr svMhSh - idam viave idam na maMma

o bhuAva svMhSh - idam acyutya idam na maMma

o sva svMhSh - idam nryaya idam na maMma

o bhMr bhuMva sva svMhSh - idam nantya idam na maMma

 

One should then offer a piece of wood soaked in ghee, of pradea length into the fire, without mantra.

 

Vaiava Homa (offering of caru to the Lord and His associates)

The hotm should offer caru into the fire with the following mantras:

 

o ajshna-timirndhasya

jshnshjana-alkay /

cakur unmlitam yena

tasmai r gurave nama //

svMh - idam gurave idam na maMma

Pashca Mahbhgavata Ahuti:

o vivaksenya

svMh - idam vivaksenya idam na maMma

o sanakya

svMh - idam sanakya idam na maMma

o santanya

svMh - idam santanya idam na maMma

o sanandanya

svMh - idam sanandanya idam na maMma

o sanat kumrya

svMh - idam sanat kumrya idam na maMma

Nava-yogendra Ahuti:

o kavaye

svMh - idam kavaye idam na maMma

o havaye

svMh - idam havaye idam na maMma

o antarkya

svMh - idam antarkya idam na maMma

o prabuddhya

svMh - idam prabhuddhya idam na maMma

o pippalyanya

svMh - idam pippalyanya idam na maMma

o vihotrya

svMh - idam vihotrya idam na maMma

o drumilya

svMh - idam drumilya idam na maMma

o camasya

svMh - idam camasya idam na maMma

o karabhjanya

svMh - idam karabhjanya idam na maMma

Daa Mahbhgavata Ahuti:

o nradya

svMh - idam nradya idam na maMma

o kapilya

svh - idam kapilya idam na maMma

o yamabhgavatya

svMh - idam yamabhgavatya

idam na maMma

o bhmadevya

svMh - idam bhmadevya idam na maMma

o ukadevya

svMh - idam ukadevya idam na maMma

o janakya

svMh - idam janakya idam na maMma

o sadivya

svMh - idam sadivya idam na maMma

o prahldya

svMh - idam prahldya idam na maMma

o brahmane

svMh - idam brahmane idam na maMma

o balirjya

svMh - idam balirjya idam na maMma

o svayam bhuvya

svMh - idam svayam bhuvya idam na maMma

o garuriya

svMh - idam garuriya idam na maMma

o hanumate

svMh - idam hanumate idam na maMma

o ambarya

svMh - idam ambarya idam na maMma

o vysadevya

svMh - idam vysadevya idam na maMma

o uddhavya

svMh - idam uddhavya idam na maMma

o yudhihirya

svMh - idam yudhihirya idam na maMma

o bhmya

svMh - idam bhmya idam na maMma

o arjunya

svMh - idam arjunya idam na maMma

o nakulya

svMh - idam nakulya idam na maMma

o sahadevya

svMh - idam sahadevya idam na maMma

o vidurya

svMh - idam vidurya idam na maMma

o viurtya

svMh - idam viurtya idam na maMma

o vibhaya

svMh - idam vibhaya idam na maMma

Pashca-tattva Ahuti:

o r kma caitanyya

svMh - idam gaurya idam na maMma

o r nitynandya

svMh - idam nitynandya idam na maMma

o r advaitya

svMh - idam advaitya idam na maMma

o pariita gaddhardibhya

svMh - idam gaddhardibhya

idam na maMma

o rvsdibhya

svMh - idam rvsdibhya idam na maMma

o r rpya

svMh - idam rpya idam na maMma

o r santanya

svMh - idam santanya idam na maMma

o bhaa raghunthya

svMh - idam bhaa raghunthya idam na maMma

o r jvya

svMh - idam jvya idam na maMma

o gopla bhaya

svMh - idam gopla bhaya idam na maMma

o dsa raghunthya

svMh - idam dsa raghunthya idam na maMma

o ISKCON-pratihatcryya

svMh - idam pratihatcryya idam na maMma

o dkgurave

svMh - idam dkgurave idam na maMma

o ikgurubhya

svMh - idam ikagurubhya idam na maMma

o r navadvpa dhmne

svMh - idam navadvpa dhmne idam na maMma

o mypura yogaphya

svMh - idam mypura yogaphya idam na maMma

r Kma Preyas Ahuti:

o antaragyai

svMh - idam antaragyai idam na maMma

o pauramsyai

svMh - idam pauramsyai idam na maMma

o padmyai

svMh - idam padmyai idam na maMma

o mahlakmyai

svMh - idam mahlakmyai idam na maMma

o gagyai

svMh - idam gagyai idam na maMma

o yamunyai

svMh - idam yamunyai idam na maMma

o sarasvatyai

svMh - idam sarasvatyai idam na maMma

o gopyai

svMh - idam gopyai idam na maMma

o vmndyai

svMh - idam vmndyai idam na maMma

o gyatryai

svMh - idam gyatryai idam na maMma

o tulasyai

svMh - idam tulasyai idam na maMma

o pmthivyai

svMh - idam pmthivyai idam na maMma

o gve

svMh - idam gve idam na maMma

o yaodyai

svMh - idam yaodyai idam na maMma

o devahtyai

svMh - idam devahtyai idam na maMma

o devakyai

svMh - idam devakyai idam na maMma

o rohiyai

svh - idam rohinyai idam na maMma

o styai

svMh - idam styai idam na maMma

o draupadyai

svMh - idam draupadyai idam na maMma

o kuntyai

svMh - idam kuntyai idam na maMma

o rukmiyai

svMh - idam rukmiyai idam na maMma

o satyabhmyai

svMh - idam satyabhmyai idam na maMma

o jmbavatyai

svMh - idam jmbavatyai idam na maMma

o ngnajityai

svMh - idam ngnajityai idam na maMma

o lakmayai

svMh - idam lakmayai idam na maMma

o klindyai

svMh - idam klindyai idam na maMma

o bhadryai

svMh - idam bhadryai idam na maMma

o mitravindyai

svMh - idam mitravindyai idam na maMma

rdmdinm Homa:

o rdmne

svMh - idam rdmne idam na maMma

o sudmne

svMh - idam sudmne idam na maMma

o stoka-kmya

svMh - idam stoka-kmya idam na maMma

o lavagya

svMh - idam lavagya idam na maMma

o arjunya

svMh - idam arjunya idam na maMma

o vasudmne

svMh - idam vasudmne idam na maMma

o vilya

svMh - idam vilya idam na maMma

o subalya

svMh - idam subalya idam na maMma

o r rmya

svMh - idam r rmya idam na maMma

o r kmya

svMh - idam r kmya idam na maMma

o narma sakhibhya

svMh - idam narma sakhibhya idam na maMma

o priya narma sakhibhya

svMh - idam priya narma sakhibhya

idam na maMma

o sahacarebhya

svMh - idam sahacarebhya idam na maMma

o sarva goplebhya

svMh - idam sarva goplebhya idam na maMma

o nandya

svMh - idam nandya idam na maMma

o upanandya

svMh - idam upanandya idam na maMma

o sunandya

svMh - idam sunandya idam na maMma

o mahnandya

svMh - idam mahnandya idam na maMma

o ubhnandya

svMh - idam ubhnandya idam na maMma

o prnandya

svMh - idam prnandya idam na maMma

o sadnandya

svMh - idam sadnandya idam na maMma

r Kmvara Homa:

o gurave

svMh - idam gurave idam na maMma

o sarvebhyo mahnta gurubhya

svMh - idam sarvebhyo mahnta gurubhya idam na maMma

o caitya gurave

svMh - idam caitya gurave idam na maMma

 

o r-chaitanya-mano bhiam

sthpita yena bh-tale /

svaya rpa kad mahya

dadti sva-padntikam //

svMh - idam rscryya idam na maMma

 

o vande ha r-guro r-yuta-pada-kamala r-gurn vaiav ca

r-rpa sgrajta saha-gaa-raghunthnvita ta sa-jvam /

sdvaita svadhta parijana-sahita kma-chaitanya-deva

r-rdh-kma-pdn saha-gaa-lalit-r-vikhnvit ca //

svMh - idam guru-gaurga-rdh-kma

sarva vaiavatattvebhyo

idam na maMma

 

o nama o viu-pdya

kma-prehya bh-tale /

rmate bhaktivedanta-

svmin iti nmine //

svMh - idam pratihatcryya

idam na maMma

 

o namas te srasvate deve

gaura-v-pracrie /

nirviea-nyavdi-

pctya-dea-trie //

svMh - idam pratihatcryya

idam na maMma

o nama o viu-pdya

kma-prehya bh-tale /

rmate bhaktisiddhnta-

sarasvatti nmine //

svMh - idam parama gurave idam na maMma

o r-vrabhnav-dev-

dayitya kmpbdhaye /

kma-sambandha-vijshna-

dyine prabhave nama //

svMh - idam parama gurave idam na maMma

o mdhuryojjvala-premrihya-

r-rpnuga-bhaktida /

r-gaura-karu-akti-

vigrahya namo stu te //

svMh - idam parama gurave idam na maMma

o namas te gaura-v-r-

mrtaye dna-trie /

rpnuga-viruddhpa-

siddhnta-dhvanta-hrie //

svMh - idam parama gurave idam na maMma

o namo gaura-kiorya-

skd-vairgya-mrtaye /

vipralamba-rasmbhode

pdmbujya te nama //

svMh - idam parpara gurave idam na maMma

o namo bhaktivinodya

sac-cid-nanda-nmine /

gaura-akti-svarpya

rpnuga-varya te //

svMh - idam mah gurave idam na maMma

o gaurvirbhva-bhmes tva

nirde☀ sah-jana-priya /

vaiava-srvabhauma-r-

jagannthya te nama //

svMh - idam paramehi gurave

idam na maMma

o vshch-kalpa-tarubhya ca

kmp-sindhubhya eva ca /

patitn pvanebhyo

vaiavebhyo namo nama //

svMh - idam sarva vaiavebhyo

idam na maMma

o namo mah-vadnyya

kma-prema-pradya te /

kmya kma-chaitanya-

nmne gaura-tvie nama //

svMh - idam gaurya idam na maMma

 

o pashca-tattvtmaka kma

bhakta-rpa-svarpakam /

bhaktvatra bhaktkhya

nammi bhakta-aktikam //

svMh - idam pashca-tattvya idam na maMma

o he kma karu-sindho

dna-bandho jagat-pate /

gopea gopk-knta

rdh-knta namo stu te //

svMh - idam kmya idam na maMma

o jayat suratau pagor

maMma manda-mater gat /

mat-sarvasva-padmbhojau

rdh-madana-mohanau //

svMh - idam sambandhdhideva

madana-mohanya idam na maMma

 

o dvyad-vmndraya-kalpa-drumdha

rmad-ratngra-sihsana-sthau /

rmad-rdh-rla-govinda-devau

prehlbhi sevyamnau smarmi //

svMh - idam abhideydhideva govindya

idam na maMma

 

o rman rsa-rasrambh

vai-vaa-taa-sthita /

karan veu-svanair gopr

gopntha riye stu na //

svMh - idam prayojandhideva gopnthya

idam na maMma

o tapta-kshcana-gaurgi

rdhe vmndvanevari /

vmabhnu-sute devi

praammi hari-priye //

svMh - idam rdhikyai idam na maMma

o lalityai

svMh - idam lalityai idam na maMma

o symalyai

svMh - idam symalyai idam na maMma

o viakhyai

svMh - idam viakhyai idam na maMma

o campakaltayai

svMh - idam campakaltayai idam na maMma

o sucitryai

svMh - idam sucitryai idam na maMma

o tugavidyyai

svMh - idam tugavidyyai idam na maMma

o indulekhyai

svMh - idam indulekhyai idam na maMma

o ragadevyai

svMh - idam ragadevyai idam na maMma

o sudevyai

svMh - idam sudevyai idam na maMma

o kundalatyai

svMh - idam kundalatyai idam na maMma

o dhanyyai

svMh - idam dhanyyai idam na maMma

o magalyai

svMh - idam magalyai idam na maMma

o padmyai

svMh - idam padmyai idam na maMma

o aibyyai

svMh - idam aibyyai idam na maMma

o bhadryai

svMh - idam bhadryai idam na maMma

o tryai

svMh - idam tryai idam na maMma

o dhanihyai

svMh - idam dhanihyai idam na maMma

o tulasyai

svMh - idam tulasyai idam na maMma

o rpa mashjaryai

svMh - idam rpa mashjaryai idam na maMma

o anaga mashjaryai

svMh - idam anaga mashjaryai

idam na maMma

o rati mashjaryai

svMh - idam rati mashjaryai idam na maMma

o gua mashjaryai

svMh - idam gua mashjaryai idam na maMma

o lavaga mashjaryai

svMh - idam lavaga mashjaryai

idam na maMma

o vilsa mashjaryai

svMh - idam vilsa mashjaryai o

idam na maMma

o rasa mashjaryai

svMh - idam rasa mashjaryai idam na maMma

o mashjulali mashjaryai

svMh - idam mashjulali mashjaryai

idam na maMma

o ksturi mashjaryai

svMh - idam ksturi mashjaryai

idam na maMma

o sarva sakhbhya

svMh - idam sarva sakhbhya

idam na maMma

o sarva sahacarbhya

svMh - idam sarva sahacarbhya

idam na maMma

o sarva saginbhya

svMh - idam sarva saginbhya

idam na maMma

o sarva raginbhya

svMh - idam sarva raginbhya

idam na maMma

o vmabhnubhya

svMh - idam vmabhnubhya

idam na maMma

o vmabhnu gaebhya

svMh - idam vmabhnu gaebhya

idam na maMma

o krtidyai

svMh - idam krtidyai

idam na maMma

o sarva krnebhya

svMh - idam sarva krnebhya

idam na maMma

o sarva vaiavebhya

svMh - idam sarva vaiavebhya

idam na maMma

o sarva vaiavbhya

svMh - idam sarva vaiavbhya

idam na maMma

o nryaya

svMh - idam nryaya idam na maMma

o kraabdhi yine

svMh - idam kraabdhi yine

idam na maMma

o garbhodayine

svMh - idam garbhodayine idam na maMma

o kirabdhi yine

svMh - idam kirabdhi yine idam na maMma

o vaikuha dhmne

svMh - idam vaikuha dhmne

idam na maMma

o vsudevya

svMh - idam vsudevya idam na maMma

o sakaraya

svMh - idam sakaraya idam na maMma

o pradyumnya

svMh - idam pradyumnya idam na maMma

o aniruddhya

svMh - idam aniruddhya idam na maMma

o goloka dhmne

svMh - idam goloka dhmne idam na maMma

o mathur dhmne

svMh - idam mathur dhmne

idam na maMma

o dvrak dhmne

svMh - idam dvrak dhmne

idam na maMma

o matsyya

svMh - idam matsyya idam na maMma

o krmya

svMh - idam krmya idam na maMma

o varhya

svMh - idam varhya idam na maMma

o nmsihya

svMh - idam nmsihya idam na maMma

o vmanya

svMh - idam vmanya idam na maMma

o sakaraa rmya

svMh - idam sakaraa rmya

idam na maMma

o raghuntha rmya

svMh - idam raghuntha rmya

idam na maMma

o jmadagnya rmya

svMh - idam jmadagnya rmya

idam na maMma

o buddhya

svMh - idam buddhya idam na maMma

o kalkine

svMh - idam kalkine idam na maMma

o sarvebhyo guvatrebhya

svMh - idam sarvebhyo guvatrebhya

idam na maMma

o sarvebhyo manvantrvatrebhya

svMh - idam sarvebhyo

manvantrvatrebhya

idam na maMma

o sarvebhyo yugvatrebhya

svMh - idam sarvebhyo yugvatrebhya

idam na maMma

o r vmndvana dhmne

svMh - idam vmndvana dhmne

idam na maMma

o vmndvanya

svMh - idam vmndvanya idam na maMma

o jaya r-kma-chaitanya

prabhu nitynanda /

r advaita gaddhara

rvsdi gaura-bhakta-vmnda //

svMh - idam pashca-tattvya idam na maMma

o hare kma hare kma

kma kma hare hare /

hare rma hare rma

rama rma hare hare //

svMh - idam rdh-kmabhym

idam na maMma

Vyasta Samasta Mahvyhmti Homa (offering ghee with vyhmti mantras)

 

o bhAr svMhSh - idam viave idam na maMma

o bhuAva svMhSh - idam acyutya idam na maMma

o sva svMhSh - idam nryaya idam na maMma

o bhMr bhuMva sva svMhSh - idam nantya idam na maMma

 

One should then offer a piece of wood soaked in ghee, of pradea length into the fire, without mantra.

Agni Paryukana (pouring water around the fire)

One should then sprinkle water around the fire in clockwise direction with his cupped hands while chanting Gopla mantra.

 

Udakshjaliseka: (taking blessings for the performing the sacrifice)

One should sprinkle water on the South side from West to East, while chanting:

 

o aMnanta anvamastha

Ananta, please sanction this.

One should sprinkle water on the West side from South to North, while chanting:

 

o acyuta anvRiamastha

Acyuta, please sanction this.

One should sprinkle water on the North side from West to East while chanting:

o sarasvaty anvRiamastha

Sarasvat, please sanction this.

Pra Ahuti (final offering)

Standing up the hotm should make the final offering of mahprasdam, cloth, thread, gandha, garland, sandalwood, flowers, fruit, and betel, into the fire while chanting:

 

o namo brahmaya devya

go brhmaa hitya ca /

jagat hitya kmya

govindya namo nama //

svMh - idam kmya idam na maMma

" I offer my obeisances again and again to Lord Kma, Who is always worshiped by the qualified brhmaas and is very dear to them. He is always concerned with the welfare of the cows, the brhmaas, and the whole universe, and He gives pleasure to the cows, land, and the senses."

nti dna (sprinkling prokana water over the fire)

The hotm should sprinkle water from the abhyukana patra on the North-East part of the fire chanting the Vmadevya Gnam:

 

o bhr bhuva sva -

kay naciMtr bhuvad Mt saMd vmdha saMkh /

kayM acihay vmMt //

 

o bhr bhuva sva -

ka stv saMtyo madnM mahiho matsaMd andhasa /

dmMri cidrujeM vasu //

 

o bhr bhuva sva -

aMbhuaM sakhnm viMt jaritmMm /

aMtmbhavsy Mtaye //

 

o ntiM ntiM nti //

The Lord is worshipable, He is our helper, constantly expanding.He is our eternal friend, He displays this through His wonderful activities.

You are the worshipable Absolute Truth and the source of all pleasurable experiences. Being strong, You break the opposition of the foes.

You are the protector of those who sing Your praises.You are affectionate to those who accept You as a friend. Be with us a hundred times to give us protection.

o svasti no govinda

svasti no cyutnantau

svasti no vsudevo vinur dadhtu

svasti no nryao naro vai

svasti na padmanbha puruottamo dadhtu

svasti no vivakseno vivevara

svasti no hmikeo harir dadhtu

svasti no vainateyo hari

svasti no njansuto hanur bhgavato dadhtu

svasti svasti sumagalai keo mahn

r kma saccidnanda ghana sarvevarevaro dadhtu //

May Govinda, Acyuta, Ananta, Vsudeva and Viu, give us auspiciousness; may Nara-Nryaa Padmanbha, and Puruottama give us auspiciousness; may Vivaksena, the Lord of the world, Hmikea and Hari give us auspiciousness; may Garuria and the great devotee Hanumn, son of Anjan, give us auspiciousness; may the great auspicious Lord Kma, who is like a transcendental rain cloud full of eternity, knowledge and bliss, give all prosperity and auspiciousness.

o dyaMu nti /

antariMkag nti/

prithiv Mnti /

pa nti /

vMyu nti /

teMja nti /

oMadhaya Mnti /

lok nti /

brMhmaa nti /

vaMiava nti /

Mntir aMstu dhmtir aMstu //

 

o ntiM ntiM nti //

Let there be peace in the heavenly planets, peace in space, peace on earth, peace in the waters, peace with the wind, peace with the light, peace with the herbs, peace on all planets, peace with all brhmaas, peace with all Vaiavas, let there be peace,let it be permanent.

Yajamna-abhyukana (sprinkling water on the yajamna)

The hotm should take one of the magala-ghaas and sprinkle the yajamna, his family members and the priests with the water.

Tilaka dharaa (making and applying tilaka from the ashes)

The hotm should take ash from the north east corner of the fire during the nti dna using the sruk and sruva spoons, mix it with ghee and apply as tilaka to himself and the yajamna.

Brhmaa Daki (giving charity to the brhmaas)

The yajamna should give daki to the hotm, Vaiavas and brhmaas present.

Acchidra Vcana (absolving deficiencies)

The yajamna or hotm should say:

 

o aMga-hna kriMy-hna viMdhi-hMna ca yd bhavet //

astu tat sarvam aMcchidra kmMa-kMra-prasdata //

yat kishcid vaiguyaM jta taMd doaM-prasamnaya //

r-kma-smaraam karoMmi //

May all deficiencies in rules and activities of this ceremony be absolved by the mercy of Kma and his devotees. I now remember Kma in order to nullify whatever faults there may be.

The hotm addresses the fire:

 

o agnitva samudra gaccha //

O Agni, please go to the ocean.

@ Footnote: If one needs to extinguish the fire, one should pour milk mixed with water over the fire at this time.

 

Then one addresses the earth:

 

o tva itala bhava //

O Earth, please become cold.

Krtana should follow. The yajamna should pay dariavatas to all and satisfy everyone with prasdam.

Foundation laying

In the Inakoa (N.E. corner of the site), dig a hole 1 hand (18 inches) by 1 hand and 4 fingers (approx. 3 inches) deep* and smear with cow-dung. Then partially fill the hole with water mixed with sandalwood-paste and akata, pouring in the Agnikoa (S.E ) first.

 

Note: The Agni Pura describes that one may dig a pit to a depth that a man can stand in it and with upraised arms touch the top of the pit, ud-bhu-nara-mtram tu khtva; (aprox. 9 feet) or the pit may be dug until one reaches rock or strikes water, jalntam rkarntam cha khanayet. The width and bredth of the pit will be the measurement of the unstreached arms (aprox. 6 feet). In the bottom of this pit one would make the 18x18in wide 3in deep as mentioned above, the foundation ceremony is then performed in the small pit at the bottom of the large pit.

rla Bhaktisiddhnta Sarasvat hkura after finishing the worship of Ananta ea would remove the Deity from the pit, as it is the Lords energy [dhra-akti] that is being requested to remain in that place. rla Prabhupda in a letter to Krtannanda, 73-02-18, Sydney (see Appendix VI ), describes the worship of Ananta ea in a deep pit and leaves the Deity there after covering nicely with bricks. H.H. Jayapatka Swm who was present when rla Prabhupda performed the foundation laying ceremony for the big temple in Mayapur makes the point that digging a deep pit and burying Anantadeva in the pit, is for the foundation of a project, rather than just a single building.

 

Offer an arghya in a conch filled with water, yoghurt, white rice, flower petals and mango leaves, while chanting:

 

o idam rghyam - o vstopataye nama

 

Take nine new bricks and install the Lords energies personified in them, starting from the East and going clockwise:

East

o vimal

ih vha (show vhan mudr)

iha tia (show sthpana mudr)

iha sannidehi (show sannidhpan mudr)

iha sannirudhyasva (show sannirodhan mudr)

iha samukho bhava (show samukhkaraa mudr)

 

Perform nysa-mudr while chanting Gopla-mantra and proceed to perform the nysa-mudrs on the brick:

 

kl - hmdayya nama

kmya - re svh

govindya - khya vaat

gopjana - kavacya hu

vallabhya - netrabhym vauat

svh - astrya pha

 

r vimal ihammti kuru

iha parame kuru

South-East

o jshn

ih vha (show vhan mudr)

iha tia (show sthpana mudr)

iha sannidehi (show sannidhpan mudr)

iha sannirudhyasva (show sannirodhan mudr)

iha samukho bhava (show samukhkaraa mudr)

 

Perform nysa-mudr while chanting Gopla-mantra and proceed to perform the nysa-mudrs on the brick:

 

kl - hmdayya nama

kmya - re svh

govindya - khya vaat

gopjana - kavacya hu

vallabhya - netrabhym vauat

svh - astrya pha

 

r jshn ihammti kuru

iha parame kuru

South

o yog

ih vha (show vhan mudr)

iha tia (show sthpana mudr)

iha sannidehi (show sannidhpan mudr)

iha sannirudhyasva (show sannirodhan mudr)

iha samukho bhava (show samukhkaraa mudr)

 

Perform nysa-mudr while chanting Gopla-mantra and proceed to perform the nysa-mudrs on the brick:

 

kl - hmdayya nama

kmya - re svh

govindya - khya vaat

gopjana - kavacya hu

vallabhya - netrabhym vauat

svh - astrya pha

 

r yog ihammti kuru

iha parame kuru

South-West

o kmtyy

ih vha (show vhan mudr)

iha tia (show sthpana mudr)

iha sannidehi (show sannidhpan mudr)

iha sannirudhyasva (show sannirodhan mudr)

iha samukho bhava (show samukhkaraa mudr)

 

Perform nysa-mudr while chanting Gopla-mantra and proceed to perform the nysa-mudrs on the brick:

 

kl - hmdayya nama

kmya - re svh

govindya - khya vaat

gopjana - kavacya hu

vallabhya - netrabhym vauat

svh - astrya pha

 

r kmtyy ihammti kuru

iha parame kuru

West

o utkarin

ih vha (show vhan mudr)

iha tia (show sthpana mudr)

iha sannidehi (show sannidhpan mudr)

iha sannirudhyasva (show sannirodhan mudr)

iha samukho bhava (show samukhkaraa mudr)

 

Perform nysa-mudr while chanting Gopla-mantra and proceed to perform the nysa-mudrs on the brick:

 

kl - hmdayya nama

kmya - re svh

govindya - khya vaat

gopjana - kavacya hu

vallabhya - netrabhym vauat

svh - astrya pha

 

r utkarin ihammti kuru

iha parame kuru

North-West

o kriy

ih vha (show vhan mudr)

iha tia (show sthpana mudr)

iha sannidehi (show sannidhpan mudr)

iha sannirudhyasva (show sannirodhan mudr)

iha samukho bhava (show samukhkaraa mudr)

 

Perform nysa-mudr while chanting Gopla-mantra and proceed to perform the nysa-mudrs on the brick:

 

kl - hmdayya nama

kmya - re svh

govindya - khya vaat

gopjana - kavacya hu

vallabhya - netrabhym vauat

svh - astrya pha

 

r kriy ihammti kuru

iha parame kuru

North

o prabh

ih vha (show vhan mudr)

iha tia (show sthpana mudr)

iha sannidehi (show sannidhpan mudr)

iha sannirudhyasva (show sannirodhan mudr)

iha samukho bhava (show samukhkaraa mudr)

 

Perform nysa-mudr while chanting Gopla-mantra and proceed to perform the nysa-mudrs on the brick:

 

kl - hmdayya nama

kmya - re svh

govindya - khya vaat

gopjana - kavacya hu

vallabhya - netrabhym vauat

svh - astrya pha

 

r prabh ihammti kuru

iha parame kuru

North-East

o n

ih vha (show vhan mudr)

iha tia (show sthpana mudr)

iha sannidehi (show sannidhpan mudr)

iha sannirudhyasva (show sannirodhan mudr)

iha samukho bhava (show samukhkaraa mudr)

 

Perform nysa-mudr while chanting Gopla-mantra and proceed to perform the nysa-mudrs on the brick:

 

kl - hmdayya nama

kmya - re svh

govindya - khya vaat

gopjana - kavacya hu

vallabhya - netrabhym vauat

svh - astrya pha

r n ihammti kuru

iha parame kuru

 

Put one brick on top of the others and install as follows:

 

o sattv

ih vha (show vhan mudr)

iha tia (show sthpana mudr)

iha sannidehi (show sannidhpan mudr)

iha sannirudhyasva (show sannirodhan mudr)

iha samukho bhava (show samukhkaraa mudr)

 

Perform nysa-mudr while chanting Gopla-mantra and proceed to perform the nysa-mudrs on the brick:

 

kl - hmdayya nama

kmya - re svh

govindya - khya vaat

gopjana - kavacya hu

vallabhya - netrabhym vauat

svh - astrya pha

 

r sattv ihammti kuru

iha parame kuru

 

Bathe the bricks in Pashcagavya chanting the following mantras:

Milk:

o apayyasvaM sametu te viMvata somaM vmyam

bhavM vjasya sagaMthe //

O Soma, please increase! May strength come to you from every side; be dilligent in the supply of food for us.

Yoghurt:

o daMdhiM-krvno akariam jiMor avaMsya vMjina /

suMraMbhinoM mukhkaraMt pranMygai tariat(e) //

I offer myself unto the Lord who gave Himself to the gops of Vraja in exchange for yoghurt; the killer of the horse-demon, who is swift, who gives fragrance to the face, let Him increase our life span.

Ghee:

o tejosi uMkramaRisyaAmmtamasiM dhmaM nmsi /

priMya devnMm ndhmam devaMyaRijanamasi //

You are light; you are splended; you are nectar; you are truli the dear restng plase of the demigods; you are the means of the sacrifise.

Cow urine:

o gaMndhaM-dvMr durdhaMrMm niMtya-pu☀m karMim /

Mvarg sarva bhtMnM tm iMhopahvayeM riyam //

By gandha you become protected, continually nourished, and abound in purity, wealth, beauty and prosperity. I call you here.

Cow dung:

o bhr bhuva sva

tat saviMtr vareShyaAm /

bhrgoRi deAvasyaRi dhmahi

dhiyoRi yo na pracoAdaySht(e) //

Let us meditate on the worshipable effulgence of the divine sun who enthuses our meditation.

Kua Water:

o deMvasya tv saviMtu prasaMve vinor

bMhubhyÈ pMo hastbhyMm /

sarasvatyai vMco yaMntur yaMntriye dadhmiM

bmhaMspatevM smrje nMbhi ishcmyasau //

I sprinkle you with sacred water by the desire of Savitar,with the arms of the Avinis, with the hands of Puan, I put you under the guidance of Brahm, the lord of Sarasvat and the control of Bmhaspati

The bricks should be wiped, wrapped in fresh cloth and tied with drva grsss. They should be placed in the hole while chanting Brahma Gyatr and the following verses:

 

o itake tva prayaccheam

pratih kraymyaham /

deasvm purasvm

gmhasvm parigmhe//

 

 

o manuya dhana hastyava

pau vmddhi kari bhava /

yath calo giri-meru

himav ca yath-cala //

tatha tvama calo bhtv

tiha ctra ubhlaye //

O stones, may you give a proper situation as I lay the foundation. The leaders of the country, city and the house are here as witnesses.

O stones, may you increase men, wealth and animals such as elephants, horses and cows. Just as Mount Meru and the Himalayas are fixed, so you also remain in this auspicious place.

The hotm should bring from the Vstu Mariala the Lakmi-Nryaa ghaa, placing the ghaa on top of the bricks and chant:

 

o uttiha brahmaaspate

devaA yantaRis tvemahe /

upaA prayaRintu maArutaRim

suAdnava indraRi prAr bhaRivA sa caRi //

O Brahmaaspati, awake! God-fearing devotees, we pray to you; may the Marutas, who give blessings, come to us. Indra, please be swift to bring them.

One should offer arghyam to the ghaa while chanting:

 

o yahi bhagavn deva

toyamrte jalevara /

gmhrghya may datta

paritoya te nama //

O Lord of water, I offer my obeisances unto you. Having the form of water, please come and accept this arghya offered by me for your satisfaction.

Pour the arghya into a visarjana patra.

 

Remove the coconut from the Lakm-Nryaa ghaa. Bring the Ananta alagrma and place Him with the silver Pmthivi (stand) on top of the ghaa then welcome Him with prayer.

 

Welcome Anantadeva saying:

o svagata devadevea

vivarpa namo stu te /

uddhe pi tavadhitne

uddhi krma kamava mam //

O controller of the demigods, O Vivarpa, You are most welcome here. I offer my obeisances unto you. Though Your residence is always pure, still we purify it. O Krma, please forgive us.

One should worship Ananta with 5 upacras, while chanting:

 

ea gandha - o anantya nama

eti pupi - o anantya nama

ea dhpa - o anantya nama

ea dpa - o anantya nama

idam naivedyam - o anantya nama

 

One should meditate upon Him while chanting:

o phaa samanvitam devam

catur-bhuna kirt /

navbja pallavkram

pigala smaru locana //

pitambara dhara deva

akha-cakra-gaddhara /

kargre dakine padma

akham tasypyadha kare //

dhanada sarva lokea

sarv-bharaa bhuita /

kirabdhi madhye rmanta

ananta cintaye dhari //

One should meditate upon Lord Hari, Ananta, Who has many expanded hoods and four hands, a crown and many ornaments. Who has a brown moustache and eyes like fully bloomed lotus petals, Who wears a yellow garment and holds the conch, disc, club and lotus in His hands. The lotus is in His right upper hand, and the conch is in His lower right hand. He is the Lord of all planets, the giver of wealth and is decorated with various ornaments as He lies in the milk ocean with Lakm.

After worship, offer the following stava:

 

namaste devdevaya

vivarpa dharya ca /

smhi-shiti anta hetave

vivarpa namo stu te //

O Lord of the demigods, I offer my obeisances unto You, Who appears as the universal form and Who is the cause of creation, maintenance and dissolution.

Worship the silver Pmthivi with 5 upacras:

 

ea gandha - o pmthivyai nama

eti pupi - o pmthivyai nama

ea dhpa - o pmthivyai nama

ea dpa - o pmthivyai nama

idam naivedyam - o pmthivyai nama

 

Offer the following prayer:

o svarpa pramad rpa

divybharaa bhit /

pmthivm arcchaye dev

sarvalok dhar dhar //

I worship the earth goddess, who has the form of a beautiful woman, decorated with transcendental ornaments and who maintains the living entities with grains.

Bring the Brahm ghaa from the Vstu Mariala and pour the water from the Brahm-ghaa into the pit.

 

Worship the different energies of the Lord in the pit with white flowers and candana:

 

o ete gandha pupe - o vimalyai nama

o ete gandha pupe - o jshnyai nama

o ete gandha pupe - o yogyai nama

o ete gandha pupe - o kmtyyai nama

o ete gandha pupe - o utkarinyai nama

o ete gandha pupe - o kriyyai nama

o ete gandha pupe - o prabhyyai nama

o ete gandha pupe - o nyai nama

o ete gandha pupe - o sattvyai nama

 

o namo bhagavate vsudevya /

sarvrtha sayoga-pihya nama //

I offer my obeisances to Lord Vsudeva and to that great place that bestows all opulences.

 

The priests, yajamnas, and senior devotees should pray to Ananta ea to apply His energy at the building site and that she (His dhra akti) may reside there eternally. Remove the Deity or lagrma and offer pupashjali 3 times to the Lakm Nrayaa ghaa. If the flowers fall to the right side it is considered auspicious, it is considered inauspicious if they fall to the left.

 

Place pashcaratna, white rice, paddy, mung-dahl, wheat, white mustard seeds, sesame, barley and clean earth in the pit and fill it in earth.

 

The hotm should worship the Mahbhgavatas again in the Vstu Mariala:

 

o ete gandha pupe -

o vivaksenya nama

o sanakya nama

o santanya nama

o sanandanya nama

o sanat kumrya nama

 

o kavaye nama

o havaye nama

o antarkya nama

o prabuddhya nama

o pippalyanya nama

o vihotrya nama

o drumilya nama

o camasya nama

o karabhjanya nama

 

o sadivya nama

o garuriya nama

o nradya nama

o kapilya nama

o balirjya nama

o bhmadevya nama

o prahldya nama

o hanumate nama

o ambarya nama

o janakya nama

o yamabhgavatya nama

o svayam bhuvya nama

o vysadevya nama

 

o pauramasyai nama

o padmyai nama

o antargyai nama

o gagyai nama

o yamunyai nama

o candrvalyai nama

o gyatrai nama

o tulasyai nama

o sarasvatyai nama

o pmthivyai nama

o vaiavyai nama

o gve nama

o yaodyai nama

o devahtyai nama

o devakyai nama

o rohiyai nama

o styai nama

o draupadyai nama

o kuntyai nama

o rukmiyai nama

 

o rdmne nama

o sudmne nama

o stoka-kmya nama

o lavagya nama

o arjunya nama

o vasudmne nama

o vilya nama

o subalya nama

o r rmya nama

o r kmya nama

 

o lalityai nama

o symalyai nama

o viakhyai nama

o campakaltayai nama

o sucitryai nama

o tugavidyyai nama

o indulekhyai nama

o ragadevyai nama

o sudevyai nama

 

Then one should chant:

 

o yantu devaga〃 sarve

pjmdya yjshik /

ia kma prasidhyartham

punar- gamanya ca //

 

o kamadhva //

May all the demigods and priests leave this place now, after accepting this worship and be pleased to return again at our request. Please overlook our faults.

Everyone should perform pradaki three times of the Vstu Mariala and the pit.

 

Daki is given to the hotm and priests.

 

The yajamna and his family are sprinkled with the water from one of the magala ghaas.

 

 

PART TWO

 

Deity Installation

(Day One)

 

Prvaga Karma

Dravy

For both days the following number of pots will be needed:

 

Pots (fixed no.) - 137 pcs

- mah kumbha upa kumbha 15 pcs

- Svastika mariala 8 pcs

- Pashcagavya mariala 7 pcs (for silpi doa snnam)

- 81 pot mariala 81 pcs

- miscellaneous 13 pcs

 

pots (variable) -

- Varua - 1 per kuria

- Nidr Kumbhas - 1 per Deity

- Abhieka - aprox. 31+ pcs per set of Deities

(i.e. Rdh-Kma, Gaura-Niti etc.) aprox. 1 each per

bathing item depending on size of Deities)

- Pashcagavya - 6 pcs

- Pashcmmta - 5 pcs

- Fruit juices - 5 pcs

- Flower water - 5 pcs

Misc - 10+ pcs

 

Large kalaas - (holding aprox. 12 lt water each) - 4-6 pcs (per set of

Deities - depending on size)

ilpi Doa Snnam

Milk

Yoghurt

Ghee

Cow-urine

Cow-dung

Kua tips

Cloth for drying the Deity

Vandapnam

Gag mud 250 g

Paddy 500 g

Flowers 1 basket

Fruit 1 kg

Yoghurt 500 g

Tumeric 100 g

White mustard seeds 250 g

Sandalwood paste

Drva grass

Silver svastika

Kum-kum

Conch-shell

Kajjal

Rocana

Ghee

Silver

Copper

Ghee lamp

Mirror

Fragrant oil

Cloth

Cmara

Sandalwood

Netromilinam

Gold or tulas stick

Milk

Kua tips

Ghee

White mustard seeds

White flowers

Honey

Kajjal

Rice

Yoghurt

Drva tips

Kautuka Bandanam

Woollen thread

Neem leaves

Drva grass

ayandhivsa

Kua grass

A bed for the Deities

Paddy

White rice