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Puja Vidhi

 

pratah prabodhito vishno

hrishikeshena yat tvaya

yad yat karayas ishana

tat karomi tavajnaya

 

"O Vishnu, O Ishana, O Hrishikesha, You have awakened me, and now I am ready to do whatever You wish today" (Vishnu-dharmottara, quoted in the Hari-bhakti-vilasa [3.91]).

 

Before rising you may pray to Mother Earth:

 

samudra-vasane devi

parvata-stana-mandite

vishnu-patni namas tubhyam

pada-sparsham kshamasva me

 

"O Mother Earth, I offer my humble obeisances unto you, who are the wife of Lord Vishnu and the residence of the oceans, and who are decorated with mountains. Please forgive me for stepping upon you."

 

1) Acamana

 

2) Samanya arghya sthapana

 

3) Bhuta-nivaranam

 

(om) apagacchantu te bhuta

ye bhuta bhuvi samsthitah

ye bhuta-vighna-kartaras

te gacchanty ajnyaya hareh

 

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

 

Chant om astraya phat and strike your left heel on the ground three times to dispel subtle beings from earth.

 

While chanting the mula-mantra of the main Deity you will worship, from the corners of your eyes glance angrily over the paraphernalia and upward. This will dispel subtle beings in the higher realms.

 

Chant om astraya phat and snap the fingers of your right hand over your head in the ten directions to dispel subtle beings in the atmosphere.

 

4 ) Asana-sthapana

 

Chant om astraya phat and purify the floor by prokshana.

Draw a triangular mandala on the floor with water or candana, using the knuckle of your right middle finger.

Worship the mandala with flower petals and candana as you chant:

 

 ete gandha-pushpe- om adhara-shaktaye namah

                               om anantaya namah

                              om kurmaya namah

 

Place the asana over the mandala.

While touching the asana, chant the viniyoga mantra:

 

(om) asana-mantrasya

 meru-prishtha rishih

sutalam chandah

kurmo devata

asanabhimantrane viniyogah

 

Holding the hands in the pranama-mudra, chant:

 

prithvi tvaya dhrita loka

devi tvam vishnuna dhrita

tvam ca dharaya mam nityam  

pavitram casanam kuru

 

"O Mother Earth, O goddess, you support all the world's people, and Lord Vi\s\nu sustains you; please give your support to me continuously and provide me with a pure seat upon which to sit while worshiping the Lord."

 

Draw a triangle on the asana with water (or just with your knuckle), and then worship this mandala with flower petals and candana while chanting:

 

 ete gandha- pushpe – om adhara-shaktaye namah

                                  om kamalasanaya namah

 

 

5) Patra-sthapana

 

6) Guru-pankti-namskara

 

Draw the spiritual master's attention by placing flowers before him while chanting:

 

esha pushpanjali -aim gurave namah

 

Then chant:

 

shri-guro paramananda

premananda phala-prada

vrajananda pradananda

sevayam ma niyojaya

 

"My dear spiritual master, who give the fruit of the highest bliss--the bliss of love of Godhead--please engage me in the blissful service of Krishna, who bestows bliss upon the land of Vraja."

 

 

7) Kara shuddhi

 

8) Pushpa-shuddhi

 

Chant om astraya phat and sprinkle the flowers with samanya-arghya water. Then show the cakra- and dhenu-mudras over the flowers.

While touching the flowers with the fingers of your right hand in the bijakshara-mudra, chant:

 

om pushpe pushpe maha-pushpe

su-pushpe pushpa-sambhave

pushpe cayavakirne

ca hum phat svaha

 

"O flowers, O great and auspicious flowers who have appeared from a budding creeper, may you be purified" (Rg Veda).

 

Then show the matsya-mudra over the flowers.

 

9) Dravya-shuddhi

 

 

10) Atma-shuddhi

 

Sprinkle oneself with water while chanting the Gopala Mantra.

 

11) Dig bandhanam

 

Chant om astraya phat and strike your left palm three times with your right forefinger and middle finger. Raise your hands as you do this.

Show the cakra-mudra, and then snap the fingers of your right hand in the ten directions, beginning from the east and going clockwise.

 

 

12 )Vahni prakarana

 

Chant the agni-bija (ram) and meditate on a wall of fire spreading all around and over your head, protecting you and the Deity room from all bad influences. At the same time show the agni-bijakshara-mudra. To show this mudra, keep your right index finger straight, clench the remaining fingers of your right hand into a fist, and move your right hand clockwise in a complete circle around your head.

 

 

13) Kara-nyasa

 

As you show the nyasa-mudra, chant the gopala-mantra once.

 

Chant klim angushthabhyam namah and move your forefingers along the length of your thumbs, from the bases to the tips.

Chant krishnaya tarjanibhyam svaha and move your thumbs along the length of your index fingers, from the bases to the tips.

Chant govindaya madhyamabhyam vashat and move your thumbs along the length of your middle fingers, from the bases to the tips.

Chant gopijana anamikabhyam hum and move your thumbs along the length of your ring fingers, from the bases to the tips.

Chant vallabhaya kanishthikabhyam vaushat and move your thumbs along the length of your little fingers, from the bases to the tips.

Chant svaha astraya kara-tala-kara-prishthabhyam phat and touch your right palm to the back of your left hand, then your left palm to the back of your right hand.

 

 

14) Anga-nyasa

 

Chant klim hridayaya namah and touch your heart with your right palm.

Chant krishnaya shirase svaha and touch the top of your head with the fingertips of your right hand.

Chant govindaya shikhayai vashat and touch your shikha with your right fist, thumb pointing down toward your neck.

Chant gopiijana kavacaya hum and touch your left upper arm with the fingertips of your right hand and your right upper arm with the fingertips of your left hand.

Chant vallabhaya netrabhyam vaushat and touch your eyelids with the middle finger and forefinger of your right hand.

Chant svaha astraya phat and snap your fingers three times with your right hand as you move it clockwise around your head.

 

Show the cakra-mudra.

 

 

15) Pranayama

 

First, chant the viniyoga mantra:

 

om kama-bijasya prajapati rishih

daivi-gayatri chandah

shri krishna-caitanyo devata

ka-karo bijam

la-karo kilakam

i-karo shaktih

pranayame viniyogah

 

Then one should perform the pranayama nyasa:

 

om kama-bijaya namah

 

prajapati-rishaye namah – (touch head)

daivi-gayatri chandase namah – (touch shikha)

shri krishna-chaitanya-devatyai namah – (touch face)

ka-kara-bijatmamane namah – (touch heart)

la-kara kilakatmane namah – (touch right nipple)

i-kara shaktyatmane namah – (touch left nipple)

pranayama-viniyogaya namah – (touch heart)

 

 

Chant the kama-bija 16 times inhaling; then 64 times holding the breath and 32 times exhaling.

 

Counting in this way, one should begin by inhaling through the left nostril, blocking the right nostril, holding the breath, and then exhaling through the right nostril, blocking the left. Then one should inhale through the right nostril, hold the breath, and exhale through the left nostril, using the same count. This should be repeated three times.

 

 

16) Bhuta-shuddhi

 

naham vipro na ca nara-patir napi vaishyo na shudro

naham varni na ca griha-patir no vanastho yatir va

kintu prodyan-nikhila-paramananda-purnamritabdher

gopii-bhartuh pada-kamalayor dasa-dasanudasah

 

"I am not a brahmana, I am not a kshatriya, I am not a vaishya or a shudra. Nor am I a brahmacari, a householder, a vanaprastha, or a sannyasi. I identify myself only as the servant of the servant of the servant of the lotus feet of Lord Krishna, the maintainer of the gopis. He is like an ocean of nectar, and He is the cause of universal transcendental bliss. He is always existing with brilliance" (Padyavali 74).

 

17) Ghanta puja

 

While offering the bell a flower petal dipped in candana, chant:

 

ete gandha-pushpe – om jaya-dhvani-mantra-matah svaha

 

Now fasten the flower petal to the body of the bell with the candana. Then ring the bell briefly with your left hand and replace it on the plate, all the while thinking of the bell as a servant of the Lord. Then chant:

 

sarva-vadya-mayi ghante

deva-devasya vallabhe

tvam vina naiva sarvesham

shubham bhavati shobhane

 

"O beautiful bell so dear to Lord Krishna, the God of gods, you embody the sweet sound of all music. Without you there is no auspiciousness for anyone."

 

agamarthantu devanam

gamanarthantu rakshasam |

kuru ghantaravam tatra

 devatavahana lancanam ||

jnanatho’jnanatovapi

 kamsya ghantan navadayet |

rakshasanam pishacanam

 taddeshe vasatirbhavet |

tasmat sarva prayatnena

 ghantanadam prakarayet |

 

ghanta devatabhyo namah |

sakala pujarthe akshatan samarpayami ||

 

 

19) Sankha-sthapana / puja

 

With water from the samanya-arghya patra or with candana, draw a small equilateral triangle with one of its angles pointing away from you. Similarly, draw a circle around the triangle and then a square around the circle.

 

Chant om astraya phat and sprinkle the conch stand with samanya-arghya water.

Chant om adhara-shaktaye namah and place the stand on the mandala.

Chant om astraya phat and sprinkle the conch with samanya-arghya water. Place the conch on the stand.

Chant om hridayaya namah and place flower petals and candana into the conch.

Chant om shirase svaha and pour water from the waterpot into the conch.

 

While offering flowers and candana to the Lord's bathing conch, chant:

 

ete gandha-pushpe- om hum hum hum namah maha-shankhaya svaha

 

One should chant over the shankha three times:

 

     om pancajanyaya vidmahe

     mahodaraya dhimahi

     tanno shankhah pracodayat

 

 

nirvishikaranartham takshya mudra pradarshiyami  -show Garuda mudra

 

amritikaranartham dhenu mudram pradarshayami –show dhenu mudra

 

pavitrakaranartham shankha mudram pradarshayami  - show shankha mudra

 

surakshanartham cakra mudram pradarshayami –show cakra mudra

 

dig bandhanartham gada mudram pradarshayami – show gada mudra around the shankha.

 

 

Worship the Fire, Sun, and Moon Mandalas (With Their Ten, Twelve and Sixteen Divisions) Situated Within the Stand, Conch, and Water.

 

Chant:

 ete gandha-pushpe - om mam vahni-mandalaya dasha-kalatmane namah and offer a flower petal dipped in candana to the stand; then afix the petal to the stand.

 

 

ete gandha-pushpe  - om am arka-mandalaya dvadasha-kalatmane namah (place petal on shankha)

 

ete gandha-pushpe om um soma-mandalaya shodasha-kalatmane namah (place petal in water).

 

 

Do ashtakshara mantra japa 12 times holding between middle and first fingers

a tulasi leaf and touching the shankha.

 

 

The following mantra is said:

 

shankhe candrarkabhyam namah |

 

madhye varunaya namah ( at the centre of the shankha Varuna is there.)

pushte prajapataye namah (At the bottom Prajapathis is there)

agre ganga sarasvatibhyam namah . (shankhas  at the end)

trilokigata samasta devatabhyo namah |

 

avahayami

 

Offer the following items with water to the shankha:

 

 asanam sa

 arghyam sa

 padyam sa

 acamaniyam sa

 snaniyam sa

 vastram sa

 gandham sa

 tulasi-pushpani sa

 naivedyam sa

 aratikyam sa

 

 

Chant the following stuti:

 

     shankham candrarka daivatam

       madhye varuna devatam

     prishthe prajapatim vindyadh

     agre ganga sarasvatim

 

tvam pura sagarotpanno

vishnuna vidhritah kare

manitah sarva-devaish ca

pancajanya namo 'stu te

 

"O Pancajanya, obeisances unto you, who were born from the ocean! Long ago Lord Vishnu seized you in His hand, and thus all the demigods honor you."

 

tava nadena jimuta

vitrasyanti surasurah

sa-shankha-yuta-diptabha

pancajanya namo 'stu te

 

"O Pancajanya, obeisances unto you, who shine brilliantly like the moon! Your roaring sound makes the mountains, clouds, demigods, and demons tremble in fear."

 

garbha devari-narinam

vilayante sahasradha

tava nadena patale

pancajanya namo 'stu te

 

"O Pancajanya, obeisances unto you! Your roaring sound shatters into thousands of pieces the wombs of the demons' wives living in the lower planets."

 

          pancajanya nija-dhvandva

            sthapatakasa nicaya

          pahi mam narakad ghorat

            samsaranrnatarana 

 

              shankha devatabhyo namah 

             sakala pujarthe akshatan samarpayami

 

        anena shankha pujanena shri krishna priyatam prito bhavatu

        shri krishnarpanamastu

 

 

20 ) Vishesha-arghya-sthapana

 

Purify the bathing water with samanya-arghya water and mudras. Then call the Lord into the water with the avahana mudras. Then perform gopala-nyasa on the water and worship with 5 upacaras.

 

21 ) Pitha-puja

 

With candana, draw a lotus-shaped mandala on the pitha, the place where the Lord will stand for bathing. Then (again with candana) write in the center of the mandala the bija syllable of the mula-mantra of the Deity being worshiped (use Devanagari script if possible). Now ring the bell and offer flower petals with candana as follows:

 

Offer petals to the left of the mandala and chant:

 

ete gandha-pushpe –  aim gurave namah

ete gandha-pushpe –  om siksha-gurubhyo namah

ete gandha-pushpe -  om parama -guruve namah

ete gandha-pushpe -  om paratpara -guruve namah

ete gandha-pushpe -  om maha -guruve namah

ete gandha-pushpe -  om parameshthi -guruve namah

ete gandha-pushpe – om sarva- vaishnavebhyo namah

 

Offer petals inside the mandala and chant:

 

ete gandha-pushpe – om adhara-shaktaye namah

ete gandha-pushpe – om anantaya namah

 

    ete gandha-pushpe - surya mandalaya namah

    ete gandha-pushpe - surya mandaladhipataye brahmane namah

    ete gandha-pushpe - soma mandalaya namah

    ete gandha-pushpe - soma mandaladhipataye vishnave namah

    ete gandha-pushpe - vahni mandalaya namah

    ete gandha-pushpe - vahni mandaladhipataye ishvaraya namah

 

ete gandha-pushpe -  om lalitadi parama-preshtha-sakhi-vrindebhyo namah

ete gandha-pushpe -  om shri rupadi manjaribhyo namah

ete gandha-pushpe -  om shridamadi-sakha-vrindebhyo namah

ete gandha-pushpe -  om sarva-gopa-gopibhyo namah

ete gandha-pushpe -  om nanda-yashodabhyam namah

ete gandha-pushpe -  om yamunayai namah

      ete gandha-pushpe  - om sarva –vraja-vasibhyo namah

ete gandha-pushpe -  om goloka-dhamne namah

 

 

 

22) Sankalpa

 

One should recite the following sankalpa:

 

om govinda govinda govinda

om tat sat

adya-

________ mase

________ tithau

________ pakshe

 

shri guru-gauranga gandharvika-giridhari sudarshana salagrama puja karishye

 

He should then throw flower petals in the NE direction.

 

 

om tad vishnoh paramam padam

sada pashyanti surayah

diviva cakshur atatam

 

“Just as those with ordinary vision see the sun’s rays in the sky, so the wise and learned devotees always see the supreme abode of Lord Vishnu. Because those highly praiseworthy and spiritually awake brahmanas can see that abode, they can also reveal it to others.” (Sama Veda)

 

 

23) Svasti-vacana

 

yam brahma vedanta-vido vadanti

pare pradhanam purusham tathanye

vishvad gateh karanam-ishvaram va

tasmai namo vighna-vinashanaya

 

“Obeisances unto Him who is the destroyer of all obstacles, who the knowers of Vedanta describe as the Supreme Brahman, and who others describe as the pradhana, or totality of mundane elements. Some describe Him as the Supreme Male Person, or Purusha, while others describe Him as the Supreme Lord and the cause of the creation of the universe.” (Brihad Vishnu Purana)

 

om krishno vai sac-cid-ananda-ghanah

       krishna adi purushah

       krishnah purushottamah

       krishno ha u karmadi mulam

       krishnah saha sarvai-karyah

       krishna kasham krid-adisha mukha-prabhu-pujyah

       krishno nadis-tasmin-ajandantar bahye

       yam-mangalam tal-labhate kriti

 

 “Lord Krishna is the color of a new rain-cloud, therefore He is compared to a transcendental cloud full of eternity, bliss and cognizance. He is the original and Supreme Person. He is the origin of all activities and the one and only Lord of all. He is the worshipful Lord of the best of demigods, the controller of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Krishna is without any beginning. Whatever auspiciousness is found within or beyond this universe the devotee obtains in Krishna alone.”(Krishnopanishad)

 

om svasti no govindah

          svasti no ‘cyutanantau

          svasti no vasudevo vishnur dadhatu

          svasti no narayano naro vai

          svasti nah padmanabhah purushottamo dadhatu

          svasti no vishvakseno vishveshvarah

          svasti no hrishikesho harir dadhatu

          svasti no vainateyo harih

          svasti no ‘njanasuto hanur bhagavato dadhatu

          svasti svasti sumangalaikesho mahan

          shri krishnah saccidananda ghanah

          sarveshvareshvaro dadhatu

 

“May Lord Govinda, Acyuta, Ananta Shesha, Vasudeva and Lord Vishnu bestow auspiciousness upon us. May Nara-Narayana, Padmanabha and Purushottama bestow auspiciousness upon us. May Vishvaksena, the Lord of the universe, Hrishikesha and Lord Hari bestow auspiciousness upon us. May Garuda and the son of Anjana, who is the great devotee of Lord Rama, Hanuman, bestow auspiciousness upon us. May the great and only Lord of auspiciousness, Shri Krishna, 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.” (Krishnopanishad)

 

karotu svasti me krishna

          sarva lokeshvareshvarah

karshnadayash-ca kurvantu

          svasti me loka-pavanah

 

“May Krishna, the Lord of all Lords of the universe, and his followers, the deliverers of the fallen, bestow auspiciousness on me.” (Sanmohana Tantra)

 

krishno mamaiva sarvatra

          svasti kuryat shriya samam

tathaiva ca sada karshnih

          sarva vighna vinashanah

 

“May Krishna, the destroyer of all obstacles and his followers bestow auspiciousness and prosperity to me at all times and places.” (Vishnu Yamala Samhita)

 

krishnah karotu kalyanam

          kamsa-kunjara-keshari

kalindi jala kallola

          kolahala kutuhalah

 

“May Krishna, who sports with great noise in the waves of the Yamuna river, and who, like a lion, killed the elephant Kamsa, bestow auspiciousness on me.” (Naradiya Purana)

 

madhavo madhavo vaci

          madhavo madhavo hridi

smaranti madhavah sarve

          sarva karyeshu madhavam

 

“The devotees always remember the Lord. The name “Madhava” is constantly on their tongues and constantly in their minds, and permeates all of their activities.” (Narasimha Purana)

 

labhas tesham jayas tesham

          kutas tesham parabhavah

yesham-indivara-shyamo

          hridaya-stho janardanah

 

“For those who have Janardana, whose complexion is that of a blue lotus, within their hearts, there is all gain and victory and no defeat in any enterprise.” (Pandava Gita)

 

mangalam bhagavan vishnur

          mangalam madhusudanah

mangalam hrishikesho ‘yam

          mangalayatano harih

 

vishnuccarana-matrena

          krishnasya smaranad-dhareh

sarva vighnani nashyanti

          mangalam syan-na samsayah

 

“The Supreme Lord, Vishnu is all auspicious. Madhusudana is all auspicious. Hrishikesha is all auspicious. Hari is the abode of all auspiciousness. Simply by saying the name of Vishnu or by remembering Krishna all obstacles are destroyed and all auspiciousness comes. This is certain.” (Brihad Vishnu Purana)

 

satyam kaliyuga vipra

          shri harer nama mangalam

param svastyayanam nrinam

          nasty-eva gatir anyatha

 

“Oh brahmana, chanting of the holy name is the auspicious process in Kali Yuga. It is the highest auspiciousness for mankind. There is no other way.” (Padma Purana)

 

pundarikaksha govinda

          madhavadimsh ca yah smaret

tasya syan-mangalam sarva-

          karmadau vighna-nashanam

 

“He who remembers all the forms of the Lord such as Pundarikaksha, Govinda and Madhava, will attain all auspiciousness and destruction of all obstacles in all his activities.” (Vishnu Dharmottara)

 

mangalayatanam krishnam

          govindam garuda-dhvajam

madhavam pundarikaksham

          vishnum narayanam harim

 

vasudevam jagannatham

          acyutam madhusudanam

tatha mukundanantadin

          yah smaret prathamam sudhih

 

karta sarvatra sutaram

          mangalananta karmanah

 

“The intelligent man who first remembers the various forms of the Lord and his pastimes before performing his activities, will attain infinite auspiciousness in all that he does.” (Rudra Yamala)

 

 

24 ) Vishvaksena aradhanam

 

One should worship Lord Vishvaksena with the following mantras:

 

om shuklambara-dharam vishnum

shashi-varanam catur-bhujam

prasanna-vadanam dhyayet

sarva-vighno-pashantaye

 

“For the removal of all obstacles, I meditate upon Vishvaksena, who wears white cloth, who is the colour of the moon, who has four arms and a peaceful expression on his face.”

 

yasya dvirada vaktra-dyah

parishadyah parash-shatam

vighnam nighnanti satatam

vishvaksenam tam ashraye

 

"I take refuge of the plenary portion of the Personality of Godhead, Lord Vishvaksena, the elephant faced one, the leader of the assembly. It is He who constantly destroys all obstacles."

 

 

esha pushpanjali – om vishvaksenaya namah

 

esha gandhah – om vishvaksenaya namah

etani pushpani – om vishvaksenaya namah

esha dhupah – om vishvaksenaya namah

esha dipah – om vishvaksenaya namah

idam naivedyam - om vishvaksenaya namah

 

vande vaikuntha senanyam

devam sutravati sakham

yadvetra sikhara spande

vishvam yetad vyavasthitam

 

“I offer my obeisances to Vishvaksena, the consort of Sutravathi and the Commander-in-Chief of the army of Vaikuntha. The whole universe is controlled by the movements of the rod that he holds in his hand which is the insignia of his delegated authority.”

 

 

25 ) Guru Parampara Anusandhanam

 

The following prayers to the sampradaya acaryas should be recited:

 

shri krishna brahma devarshi, badarayana samjnakan

shri madhva shri padmanabha, shriman nrihari madhavan

 

akshobhya jayatirtha shri, jnanasindhu dayanidhi

shri vidyanidhi rajendra, jayadharma kramadvayam

 

purushottama brahmanya, vyasatirthamsh ca samstumah

tato lakshmipatim shriman, madhavendran ca bhaktitah

 

tac-chishyan shrishvaradvaita, nityanandan-jagat-gurun

devam-ishvara-shishyam-shri, chaitanyan ca bhajamahe

 

shri-krishna-prema-danena, yena nistaritam jagat

kali-kalusha santaptam, karuna-sindhuna svayam

 

mahaprabhu-svarupa-shri, damodarah-priyankarah

rupa-sanatanau-dvau ca, goswami-pravarau-prabhu

 

shri jivo-raghunathash ca, rupa-priyo maha-matih

tat priyah kaviraja-shri, krishna-dasa-prabhur-matah

 

tasya priyottamah shrilah, sevaparo narottamah

tad anugata-bhaktah shri, vishvanathah sad-uttamah

 

tad asaktash ca gaudiya, vedantacarya-bhushanam

vidyabhushana-pada shri, baladeva-sad-ashrayah

 

vaishnava-sarvabhauma shri, jagannatha-prabhus-tatah

shri mayapura-dhamnas tu, nirdeshta-sajjana-priyah

 

shuddha-bhakti-pracarasya, muli-bhuta-ihottamah

shri bhaktivinodo devas tat, priyatvena-vishrutah

 

tad abhinna-suhrid-varyo, maha-bhagavatottamah

shri gaura-kishorah sakshad, vairagyam vigrahashritam

 

mayavadi-ku-siddhanta, dhvanta-rashi-nirasakah

vishuddha-bhakti-siddantaih, svanta-padma-vikashakah

 

devo'sau paramo-hamso, mattah shri gaura- kirtane

pracaracara-karyeshu, nirantaram-mahotsukhah

 

hari-priya-janair-gamya, om vishnupada-purvakah

shripado bhaktisiddhanta, sarasvati-mahodayah

 

tat priyo bhaktivedanta, gaura-vani-pracaraka

nirvishesha-shunyavadi, pashcatya-desha-taraka

 

tasya canugatah sadhuh shri bhakti-caru namakah

snigdha cetah su-praneta vairagyena rasaplutah

 

 prabhupada priyottamah shri bhaktividya-purnah

divya-jnana-pradayakah sushantarjavah rupinah

 

bhaktivedanta su-shishyah shri shivarama swaminah

mahapapa-hunadeshe vrindavana prakashakah

 

suhrit shivaramasya shri bhakti-bringa-govindah

vrindavana-vasi-susevakah hari-kirtana-vidagdhah

 

sarve-te gaura-vamshyash ca, paramahamsa-vigrahah

vayam ca pranata dasas, tad ucchishta grahagrahah

 

 

 

25 ) Guru puja

 

One should recite the dhyanam prayers for the spiritual master:

 

pratah shriman-navadvipe dvi-netram dvi-bhujam gurum

varabhaya-pradam shantam smaret tan-nama-purvakam

 

"In the morning, in Navadvipa, one should remember the spiritual master as having two eyes and two arms, as being peaceful, and as bestowing all benediction and fearlessness upon one who chants his name."

 

Worship the guru with upacaras.

 

 

 Offer respects, glorification and obeisances (pranama):

 

Chant the guru-mula-mantra and guru-gayatri silently ten times each.

 

Then recite the Guru-stuti:

 

tvam gopika vrisharaves tanayantike 'si

sevadhikarini guro nija-pada-padme

dasyam pradaya kuru mam vraja-kanane shri-

radhanghri-sevana-rase sukhinim sukhabdhau

 

"O beloved spiritual master, you are always in the presence of the cowherd girl Radha, the daughter of King Vrishabhanu. Please award me service at your lotus feet, which are the proprietors of devotional service. Please place me in the ocean of joy by bestowing upon me happiness in the mellows of service at the lotus feet of Radha in the groves of Vraja-dhama."

 

Offer obeisances with the following verses:

 

nama-shreshtham manum api shaci-putram atra svarupam

rupam tasyagrajam uru-purim mathurim goshthavatim

radha-kundam giri-varam aho radhika-madhavasham

prapto yasya prathita-kripaya shri-gurum tam nato 'smi

 

"I bow down to the beautiful lotus feet of my spiritual master, by whose causeless mercy I have obtained the supreme holy name, the divine mantra, the service of the son of Saci-mata, the association of Shrila Svarupa Damodara, Rupa Gosvami, and his older brother Sanatana Gosvami, the supreme abode of Mathura, the blissful abode of Vrindavana, the divine Radha-kunda and Govardhana Hill, and the desire within my heart for the loving service of Shri Radhika and Madhava in Vrindavana."

 

 

radha-sammukha-samsaktim sakhi-sanga-nivasinim

tvam aham satatam vande madhavashraya-vigraham

 

"O spiritual master, I continually offer my obeisances unto you, who are always in the presence of Shrimati Radharani and very much devoted to Her. You always reside in the association of Her confidantes, the gopis, and you are the abode of loving devotion to Krishna."

 

nama om vishnu-padaya krishna-preshthaya bhu-tale

shrimate bhakti-caru swamin iti namine

 

snigdha cetah supraneta vairagyena rasaplutam

prabhupada-gatah-pranah naumi bhakti-caru padam

 

"I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace Bhakti Caru Swami, who is very dear to Lord Krishna, having taken shelter at His lotus feet."

 

“I offer my respectful obeisances unto Shrila Bhakti Caru Swami, who is imbued with the qualities of humility,       renunciation, and writes transcendental literature. Shrila Prabhupada is his life and soul.”

 

nama om vishnu-padaya krishna-preshthaya bhu-tale

shrimate bhaktividya purna swamin iti namine

 

yatindra-vrinda-sreshthaya yukta-vairagya-rupine

bhakti-tattva-pracaraya gaura-mandala-vasine

 

"I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace Bhaktividya Purna Swami, who is very dear to Lord Krishna, having taken shelter at His lotus feet."

 

“You are the best amongst the greatest sannyasis and the personification of the principle of yukta-vairagya. You preach the science of devotional service and reside in the transcendental land of Lord Gauranga.”

 

nama om vishnu-padaya krishna-preshthaya bhu-tale

shrimate sivarama swamin iti namine

 

"I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace Sivarama Swami, who is very dear to Lord Krishna, having taken shelter at His lotus feet."

 

 

26 ) Gauranga Puja

 

 One should meditate on Navadvipa-dhama (navadvipa-dhyana):

 

Chant the following verse and meditate on Navadvipa-dhama, the transcendental place of the Lord's pastimes:

 

svardhunyash caru-tire sphuritam ati-brihat-kurma-prishthabha-gatram

ramyaramavritam sanmani-kanaka-maha-sadma-sanghaih paiitam

nityam pratyalayodyat-pranaya-bhara-lasat-krishna-samkirtanadhyam

shri-vrindatavy-abhinnam tri-jagad-anupamam shri-navadvipam ide

 

"I praise the holy dhama of Navadvipa. Being entirely nondifferent from Shri Vrindavana, it is completely different from the material world, consisting of the three planetary systems. Situated on the beautiful banks of the Ganges, Navadvipa is covered by lovely groves and gardens, and it appears like the back of a gigantic turtle. That holy dhama is filled with many great palatial houses made of gold and bedecked with brilliant jewels, and in those houses devotees are always performing krishna-samkirtana in the mellow of ecstatic love."

 

Meditate on the Form of Lord Chaitanya (gauranga-dhyana)

 

Chant the following verse and meditate on the transcendental form of Lord Chaitanya amidst His eternal associates:

 

shriman-mauktika-dama-baddha-cikuram su-smera-candrananam

shri-khandaguru-caru-citra-vasanam srag-divya-bhushancitam

nrityavesha-rasanumoda-madhuram kandarpa-veshojjvalam

chaitanyam kanaka-dyutim nija-janaih samsevyamanam bhaje

 

"I worship Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, who is being served by all His devotees and associates, whose hair is bound with strings of pearls, and whose moonlike face bears the nectar of His gentle smile. His beautiful golden body is adorned with lovely garments, anointed with sandalwood and aguru pulp, and bedecked with garlands and various glistening ornaments. He is extremely charming, absorbed as He is in enjoying the sweet mellows of dancing, and His dress is more splendid than even Cupid's."

 

 

Meditate on offering Lord Chaitanya sixteen, ten, or five upacaras.

 

Chant the gaura-mula-mantra and the gaura-gayatri silently ten times each.

 

 

 Offer respects, glorification and obeisances chanting:

 

dhyeyam sada paribhava-ghnam abhishta-dohamm

tirthaspadam shiva-virinci-nutam sharanyam

bhrityarti-ham pranata-pala bhavabdhi-potam

vande maha-purusha te caranaravindam

 

"O Supreme Personality of Godhead, O protector of the surrendered souls, You are now playing the role of Your own devotee, and Your lotus feet are the only object of perpetual meditation for the pure living entities. They destroy the material existence of the living entity. They are the fulfiller of all desires, the abode of all holy places, worshipable even by Lord Brahma and Lord Siva, the shelter of all that exists, the destroyer of the troubles of Your devotees and the only boat for crossing over the ocean of material existence. Therefore I offer my obeisances unto Your lotus feet." (S.B. 11.5.33)

 

tyaktva sudustyaja-surepsita-rajya-lakshmim

dharmishtha arya-vacasa yad agad aranyam

maya-mrigam dayitayepsitam anvadhavad

vande maha-purusha te caranaravindam

 

"O Mahaprabhu, You have given up the goddess of fortune (Your wife), whose glance is desired by the great demigods, and who is the most difficult attachment to renounce. In order to keep the word of some brahmana's curse, You have gone to the forest. Thus to show Your great mercy to the helpless living entities who are following Maya - the illusory energy - You have chased after them to give them Your own devotional service. Therefore I offer my humble obeisances unto Your lotus feet." (S.B. 11.5.34)

 

ananda-lila-maya-vigrahaya

hemabha-divyac-chavi-sundaraya

tasmai maha-prema-rasa-pradaya

chaitanya-candr\aya namo namas te

 

"Obeisances unto Him, Shri Chaitanya-candra, the giver of the mellow of the highest love of Godhead, who is the embodiment of blissful pastimes, and who is so beautiful, having a dazzling luster, like gold." (Chaitanya-candramrita)

 

namo maha-vadanyaya krishna-prema-pradaya te

krishnaya krishna-chaitanya-namne gaura-tvishe namah

 

"O most munificent incarnation! You are Krishna Himself appearing asKrishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. You have assumed the golden color of Shrimati Radharani, and You are widely distributing pure love of Krishna. We offer our respectful obeisances unto You." (Cc. Madhya 19.53)

 

chaitanyah krishna-caitanyo gaurango dvija-nayakah

yatinam dandinam caiva nyasinam ca shiromanih

 

raktambara-dharah shriman navadvipa sudhakarah

prema-bhakti-pradash caiva shri shaci-nandanas tatha

 

 

vande shri-krishna-chaitanya

nityanandau sahoditau

gaudodaye pushpavantau

citrau sham-dau tamo-nudau

 

"I offer my respectful obeisances unto Shri Krishna Chaitanya and Lord Nityananda, who are like the sun and moon. They have arisen simultaneously on the horizon of Gauda to dissipate the darkness of ignorance and thus wonderfully bestow benediction upon all.

 

ajanu-lambita bhujau kanakavadhatau

sankirtanaika-pitarau kamalayatakshau

vishvambharau dvija-varau yuga-dharma-palau

vande jagat-priyakarau karunavatarau

 

Nityananda-pranama

 

nityanandam aham naumi

sarvananda-karam param

hari-nama-pradam devam

avadhuta-shiromanim

 

"I bow down to the Supreme Lord Nityananda Prabhu, who is the awarder of the highest joy to all, the bestower of the holy name and the crest jewel of all paramahamsa mendicants."

 

nityanando’vadhutendu vasudha-prana-vallabhah

jahnavi-jivita-patih krishna-prema-pradah prabhuh

 

padmavati-sutah shriman shaci-nandana-purvajah

bhavonmatto jagat-trata rakta-gaura-kalevarah

 

 

 

jaya shri-krishna-chaitanya prabhu-nityananda

shri-advaita gadadhara shrivasadi-gaura-bhakta-vrinda

 

 

hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare

hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare

 

 

27 ) Giriraja and Salagrama puja

 

 

govardhano jayati shaila-kuladhirajo

yo gopikabhirudhito hari-dasa-varyah

krishnena shakramakha-bhanga-kritarcito yah

saptaha-masya kara-padma-tale’pyavasit

 

“All glories to Govardhana Hill, the king of all mountains including Sumeru, who was given the title Hari-dasa-varya, the best servant of Hari, by the gopis, who was worshipped by Lord Krishna after He stopped the Vrajavasis’ sacrifice to Indra, and who was held in Krishna’s lotus hand for seven days.”

 

saptaham evacyuta-hasta-pankaje

bhringamanam phala-mula-kandaraih

samsevyamanam harim atma-vrindakair

govardhanadrim shirasa namami

 

“I bow my head and offer obeisancs to Giriraja Govardhana, who rested upon the lotus hand of Acyuta for seven days, who is embellished with the humming of black bees, and who expertly serves Hari and His dearest devotees by providing caves and kunjas which supply an abundance of varieties of fruits, flowers, and roots fro their enjoyment.”

 

sudarshana mahajwalo

 kotI surya sama prabha

ajnanandasya me nityam

vishno margam pradarshaya

 

“O Sudarshana, O great fiery one. Your effulgence is the same as millions of suns. Please always remove my ignorance and show me the devotional path to Lord Vishnu.”

 

om esha pushpanjali – om sahasrara hum phat

                                klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

 

 

om sahasra shirsha purushah sahasrakshah sahasrapat

sa bhumim vishvato vritva atyatishthad dasangulam  //1// 

 

idam asanam  – om sahasrara hum phat

                                klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

                  

om purusha evedagm sarvam yad bhutam yac-ca bhavyam

utamrita tva syeshanah yad annena tirohati  //2//

 

svagatam su svagatam – om sahasrara hum phat

                                klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

                  

om etavan-asya mahima ato jyayagmsh-ca purushah

pado ’sya vishva bhutani tripad-asyamritam divi //3//

 

etat padyam – om sahasrara hum phat

                                klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

         

om tripad urdhva udait purushah pado ’syeha ’bhavat-punah

tato vishvan vyakramat sashana nashane abhi //4//

 

idam arghyam – om sahasrara hum phat

                                klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

                  

om tasmad-virad-ajayata virajo adhi purushah

sa jato ’tyaricyata pashcad-bhumim-atho purah //5//

 

idam acamaniyam – om sahasrara hum phat

                                klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

 

om yat purushena havisha deva yajnam-atanvata

vasanto asyasid ajyam grishma idhma-sharad-dhavih //6//

 

esha madhuparkah  – om sahasrara hum phat

                                klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

 

om saptasyasan-paridhayah trih sapta samidhah kritah

deva yad-yajnam tanvanah abadhnan-purusham pashum //7//

 

idam punar acamaniyam – om sahasrara hum phat

                                klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

 

idam danta-kashtham  -  om sahasrara hum phat

                                klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

 

idam jihvollekhanam  - om sahasrara hum phat

                                klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

 

idam gandhusham   -om sahasrara hum phat

                                klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

 

idam hasta-mukha-prakshalanam   - om sahasrara hum phat

                                klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

 

etat padyam    -  om sahasrara hum phat

                                klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

 

idam anga-vastram   - om sahasrara hum phat

                                klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

 

esha darpah     -  om sahasrara hum phat

                                klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

 

idam tambulam   -  om sahasrara hum phat

                                klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

 

idam sugandha-tailam   -  om sahasrara hum phat

                                klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

 

 

om tam yajnam barhishi praukshan purusham jatam-agratah

tena deva ayajanta sadhya rishayash-ca ye //8//

 

idam snaniyam – om sahasrara hum phat

                                klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

 

om tasmad-yajnat-sarva-hutah sambhritam prishad-ajyam

pashugms-tagmsh-cakre vayavyan aranyan-gramyash-ca ye //9//

 

idam vastram – om sahasrara hum phat

                                klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

 

idam uttariyam – om sahasrara hum phat

                                klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

 

idam acamaniyam – om sahasrara hum phat

                                klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

 

idam yajnopavitam – om sahasrara hum phat

 

idam acamaniyam – om sahasrara hum phat

 

 

om tasmad-yajnat-sarva-hutah ricah samani jajnire

chandagmsi jajnire tasmat yajus-tasmad-ajayata //10//

 

imani abharanani – om sahasrara hum phat

                                klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

 

om tasmad-ashva ajayanta ye ke cobhaya-datah

gavo ha jajnire tasmat tasmaj-jata aja-vayah //11//

 

esha gandhah – om sahasrara hum phat

                                klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

 

om yat purusham vyadadhuh katidha vyakalpayan

mukham kimasya kau bahu kavuru pada vucyete //12//

 

etani pushpani – om sahasrara hum phat

                                klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

 

etat tulasi patram  – om sahasrara hum phat

                                klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

 

om brahmano ’sya mukham-asit bahu rajanyah kritah

uru tadasya yad-vaisyah padbhyagm shudro ajayata //13//

 

esha dhupah – om sahasrara hum phat

                                klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

 

om vanaspati-rasotpanno

gandhadhyo gandha uttamah

aghreyah sarva-devanam

dhupo’yam pratigrihyatam

 

“Please accept this very fragrant incense made from the nectar of trees, incense that all the demigods like to smell.”

 

om candrama manaso jatah cakshoh suryo ajayata

mukhad-indrash-cagnish-ca pranad-vayur-ajayata //14//

 

esha dipah – om sahasrara hum phat

                                klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

 

om su-prakasho amha-tejah

sarvatas timirapahah

sa-bahyabhyantara-jyotir

dipo’yam pratigrihyatam

 

“Please accept this brilliant lamp, which removes all darkness, both within and without.”

 

 Purifying the bhoga

 

*Chant om astraya phat and sprinkle the bhoga with vishesha-arghya water.

*Show the cakra-mudra.

*Take some water in your right hand and chant yam (the vayu-bija) into it twelve times.

*Sprinkle the water over the bhoga while meditating on drying up any faults the food may have.

*Showing the bijakshara-mudra, meditate on ram (the agni-bija) in your right palm and then "pour" it over the bhoga to burn up the faults.

*Showing the bijakshara-mudra, meditate on tham (the amrita-bija) in your left palm and then "pour" it over the bhoga.

*Showing the dhenu-mudra, meditate on the food as amrita.

*Chant the Deity mula-mantra eight times into some water in your right palm, and then sprinkle the water on the bhoga.

*Again chant the mula-mantra over the bhoga while showing the bijakshara-mudra; then protect the bhoga with the matsya-mudra.

 

Parisheshana--offering to the pranas

 

*Chant om amritopastaranam asi svaha and offer water for the Lord to sip as a nectar seat for the food.

*Show the prana-mudras with the right hand and chant:

 

om pranaya svaha (with your ring finger and small finger touching your thumb)

om apanaya svaha (with your middle finger and forefinger touching your thumb)

om vyanaya svaha (with your ring finger and middle finger touching your thumb)

om udanaya svaha (with your ring finger, middle finger, and forefinger touching your thumb)

om samanaya svaha (with four fingers touching your thumb).

 

Offering the Bhoga

 

Place tulasi leaves on the bhoga.

 

Chant:

 

om nabhya asid-antariksham shirshno dhyauh samavartata

padbhyagm bhumir-dishah shrotrat tatha lokagm akalpayan //15//

 

idam naivdyam – om sahasrara hum phat

                                klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

 

 

idam paniyam– om sahasrara hum phat

                                klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

 

nivedayami bhavate jushanedam havir hare

 

“I offer this to you, Lord Hari please accept it.”

 

* show the grasa-mudra.

 

*Chant the pranama-mantras three times each for the spiritual master, Lord Chaitanya, and Krishna.

*Chant the Gopala and Kama-gayatri mantras with eyes closed, meditating on the Lord taking His meal with His associates. Then open your eyes, arise, and wait a short time for the Lord to enjoy His meal.

 

After the Meal

 

*Clap your hands three times and offer the following items while ringing the bell:

 

*Chant om amritapidanam asi svaha and offer water for the Lord to sip as a nectar covering for the food.

 

etat padyam - om sahasrara hum phat

                       klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

 

idam gandhusham - om sahasrara hum phat

                              klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

 

idam hasta-mukha-prakshalanam -  om sahasrara hum phat

                                        klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

 

idam anga-vastram -  om sahasrara hum phat

                                  klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

 

esha gandhah -   om sahasrara hum phat

                         klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

 

 

idam acamaniyam  -  om sahasrara hum phat

                                  klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

 

idam mukha vasam -  om sahasrara hum phat

                                   klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

 

idam tambulam -  om sahasrara hum phat

                            klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

 

idam malyam  -  om sahasrara hum phat

                          klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

 

idam sarvam -  om sahasrara hum phat

                        klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya svaha

 

 

 

om vedaham-etam purusham mahantam aditya-varnam tamasastu-pare

sarvani rupani vicitya dhirah namani kritva ’bhivadan yadaste //16//

 

Chant Gopala mantra 10X then offer vishesha-arghya water with flowers and candana, chanting:

 

guhyati guhya-gopta tvam

grihanasmat-kritam japam

siddhir bhavatu me deva

tvat-prasadat tvayi sthite

 

"O my Lord, You are the secret of secrets and a keeper of secrets. Please accept the japa I have chanted as an offering to You. Please be merciful and let me attain the same perfection attained by those who are fixed in Your service."

 

om dhata purastad-yamudajahara shakrah pravidvan-pradishash-catasrah

tamevam vidvan-amrita iha bhavati nanyah pantha ayanaya vidyate //17//

 

om yajnena yajnam-ayajanta devah tani dharmani prathamany-asan

te ha nakam mahimanah sacante yatra purve sadhyah santi devah //18//

 

namaste girirajaya

shri govardhana namine

ashesha klesha nashaya

paramananda dayine

 

kandarpa-koti-ramyaya

sphurad-indivara tvishe

jagan-mohana-lilayash

namo gopendra-sunave

 

tapta-kancana gaurangi

radhe vrindavanishvari

vrishabhanu-sute devi

pranamami hari-priye

 

 

om shrim klim krishnaya govindaya gopijanavallabhaya

paraya parama-purushaya paramatmane

para-mantra yantra tantra aushadha astra-shastrani

samhara samhara mrityu-mocaya mocaya

 

om namo bhagavate maha-sudarshanaya

diptre jvala-pritaya sarva-dikshobhana-karaya

hum phat brahmane parama-jyotishe sahasrara hum phat svaha

 

28) Upanga Puja

 

Flute:  om ete gandha pushpe – om shri mukha-venave namah

Garland:  om ete gandha pushpe – om vakshasi vana-malayai namah

Shrivasta – om ete gandha pushpe – om daksha-stanorddhe shrivatsaya namah

Kaustubha - om ete gandha pushpe – om svaya-stanorddhe kaustubhaya namah

 

29) Bali Dana

 

Bathe the Deities of Gopeshvara and Yogamaya with the Lord’s caranamrita chanting:

 

Idam shri krishna caranamrita snaniyam – om gopeshvaraya namah

                                                          om yogamaya devyai namah

 

 

Offer them the maha-prasada candana, flowers etc chanting:

 

idam maha-prasadam nirmalyadikam – om gopeshvaraya namah

                                                            om yogamaya devyai namah

 

 

vrindavana-vani-pate jaya soma-maule

sanaka-sanandana-sanatana-naradedya

gopishvara vraja-vilasi-yuganghri-padme

prema prayaccha nirupadhi namo namaste

 

 “O Gatekeeper of Vrindavana! O Soma, All glories to you. O you whose head is decorated with the moon, and who is worshipable for the sages headed by Sanaka, Sanandana, Sanatana and Narada! O Gopishvara! Desiring that you bestow upon me love for the lotus feet of Radha Madhava who perform joyous pastimes in Vraja, I offer my obeisances unto yo again and again.”

 

 

One should then offer the mahaprasadam to Vishvaksena:

 

sarva-deva-svarupaya

paraya parameshthine

shri krishna-seva-yuktaya

vishvaksenaya te namah

 

“O Vishvaksena, O master of the demigods, O master engaged in Lord Krishna’s service, obeisances to you.”

 

balir vibhishano bhishmah

kapilo narado’rjunah

prahladash cambarishash ca

vasur vayu-sutah shivah

 

vishvaksenoddhavakrurah

sanakadyah shukadayah

shri krishnasya prasado’yam

sarve grihnantu vaishnavah

 

“May Bali, Vibhishana, Bhishma, Kapila, Narada, Arjuna, Prahlada, Ambarisha, Vasu, Hanuman, Siva, Vishvaksena, Uddhava, Akrura, the Four Kumaras headed by Sanaka, and the sages headed by Sukhadeva accept these remnants which are the mercy of Lord Krishna.”

 

Offer the parampara acaryas the mahaprasada –

 

idam maha-prasadam nirmalyadikam   –

                                                                 om shad-goswamibhyo namah                                                                       om parameshthi gurave namah

                                                                 om maha gurave namah

                                                                 om parat para gurave namah

                                                                 om parama gurave namah

                                                                 aim gurave namah

                                                                 om siksha gurubhyo namah

                                                                 om sarva-vaishnavebhyo namah                      

 

 

29) Viloma-arghya

 

Install viloma-arghya as follows:

 

Fill a conch on a stand with water; perform prokshana; show the cakra-, galini-, and dhenu-mudras. Show the bijakshara-mudra, and over the water chant the Sanskrit alphabet backward (viloma):

 

ksham ham sam sham sham vam lam ram yam

mam bham bam pham pam

nam dham dam tham tam

nam dham dam tham tam

nam jham jam cham cam

gam gham ham kham kam

aum om aim em IIm Im

ririm rim um um im Im am am

 

Show the matsya-mudr\a.

 

To offer the viloma-arghya, wave the conch toward the Lord's lotus feet chanting:

 

pada-traya-krama-kranta

trailokyeshvara keshava

tvat-prasadad idam toyam

padyam te 'stu janardana

 

"O Keshava, Janardana, and Trivikrama, Lord of the three worlds, by Your mercy let this water wash Your lotus feet."

 

Pour out the viloma-arghya water into the visarjaniya-patra.

 

 

30) aparadha-shodhana

 

Chant:

 

anga-hinam kriya-hinam

vidhi-hinam cayad bhavet

astu tat sarva acchidram

krishna-karshna-prasadatah

 

yat kincit vaigunam jatam

tad dosha-prashamanasyah

shri-krishna-smaranam karomi

 

"May the mercy of Krishna and His devotees nullify all the mistakes we have made in our observance of the rules of worship and in our performance of the acts of worship. I now remember Krishna to nullify whatever faults there may be".

 

hare krishna hare krishna

krishna krishna hare hare

hare rama hare rama rama

rama hare hare