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Pooja sankalpa for USA

Doing pooja sankalpa in USA differs from doing pooja sankalpa in baratha bhoomi. We cant refer baratha varshe Jambu dveepe dhandakaranya etc as if from our original sankalpa

any pooja sankalpa comprises two parts:

  1. The place where we are doing
  2. The date we are doing

The first part gets changed because of the location. The location details would be different.

Sankalpa:

For any pooja just fill up the samvathsara, maasa, paksha and the festival or pooja deity in preranaya and prithyartham and pooja/festival and type of pooja before dhyanam.

In general you can fill up as sri lakshmi narayana preranaya and sri  lakshmi narayana preethyartham

Subhe shobana muhurte , aadya brahmanaha, dwiteeya parardhe, sweta varaha kalpe, vivaswata manwantare, kaliyuge, pradhama paade, Krowncha (land of Eagle) dweepe, Ramanaka Varshe, Indra khande (emipre of Indra), Ramyaka Paschimadese (western country),  ashwin varthamaane ________ nama samvathsare __________(uttarayane/Dakshinayane)____________ varsha rithou __________ maase _______________pakshe  _____ thithow shuba vasare subha nakshathre subha yoga subha karana yevanguna visheshana vishistyam subhathi thow barathi ramana mukhya pranantharkatha sri _______________ preranaya, sri _________________ prithyartham asmakam saha kudumbaanam kshema sthairya vijaya veerya ayur arokya aishwaryaan thatha sath santhana chinthitha manobhista sidhyartham thatha gnana bakthi vairagya siddhyartham paramatmani achalaa bakthi siddhyartham bagavatha sri lakshmi narayana preethyam  _________________________ dhyanam avaahanadhi shodasha upachara poojam karishyee

  • Samvathsare – Year
  • Uttara aayane (Jan 14 – July 13) or Dakshin aayane (July 14 – Jan 13)
  • Varsha rithou – season
  • Maase – Month
  • Paksha – Shukla/Krishna
  • Thithow – Thithi

There is a long debate exists that we are not suppose to cross ocean. once we did , there is no point in pooja and sankalpa in a foreign land. For just that reason, we should not leave our traditions and practices behind.But I believe Something is better than Nothing. with all the devotion and faith in Sri Hari, we must continue pooja and our culture throughout.

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Krishna ashtami/Gokulashtami

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Notes

  • Gokulashtami falls on Sraavana maasa krishna paksha ashtami
  • like ekadashi, one has to fast on Gokulashtami day too
  • This pooja has to be performed in the night
  • main part of this pooja is doing arghya for shri krishna and chandra
  • You can do lot of items for neivedhyam(thengulu(thenkuzhal in tamil), rava ladoo, besan ladoo, ompudi, kodubale, kosambari etc) but you must do complete fasting
  • Taking fast on gokulashtami day gives the pala equal to fasting 24 ekadashis through out the year(that doesnt mean you dont need to fast on ekadashis, it just shows the power of fasting on gokulashtami day)
  • Include avalakki and butter(Krishna’s favorite) in the neivedhya
  • If we give Arghya on Krishna astami day or on Krishna Jayanthi day, we will get the punya equal to Samarpana of samasta bhoomandala as per Bhavishyottara purana.

Sankalpa:

Perform aachamana by saying kesavaya namah: narayanaya namah: …. haraye sri krishnaya namaha ….

Subhe shobana muhurte …. ashwin varthamaane …… samvathsare dhakshinayane varsha rithou sraavana maase krishna pakshe ashtamyam …… vasare subha nakshathre subha yoga subha karana yevanguna visheshana vishistyam subhathi thow barathi ramana mukhya pranantharkatha sri bala krishna preranaya, sri bala krishna prithyartham sri bala krishnaya dhyanam avaahanadhi shodasha upachara poojam karishyam

Dhyanam:

tam-adbhutam bAlakam-ambujekShaNaM caturbhujam shanka-gadAdyudhAyudhaM
shrIvatsa-lakShmaM gala-shobhi-kaustubhaM pItAmbaraM sAndra-payoda-saubhaga
mahArha-vaiDUrya-kirITa-kuNDala-tviShA pariShvakta-sahasra-kuntalaM uddAma-kAnchyangada-kankaNAdibhiH virAjamAnaM vasudeva aikShata

(Sri krishna avathara sloka, Bhagavatham — (10-3-(9-10))

Meaning:

Vasudeva saw that wonder child with four hands, holding a conch, a mace, a chakra (discus) and a lotus; with Srivatsa emblem on his chest; with Kaustubha gem on the neck; with cloth of golden hue, as beautiful as the blue water-filled cloud; with dense hair flowing around amidst the adornments of crown and ear-rings radiant with precious gems; and excellently brilliant with bracelets around the hip and arms.

Avahanam

avaahayami devesa srushti sthithi yan karaana
poojartha bagavan krishna dayaam kru mayi prabho

Avaahayami|| (put akshatha)

Aasanam

deva deva jagannatha vaanchithartha bala bratha
rathna simhaasanam divyam kruhaana madhusudhana

Aasanam samarpayami||(put akshatha)

Paathyam

krush va me dayaam deva samsaararthi bayapaha
paadhyam kruhaana devesa namasthe vishwa pavana

pathyam samarpayami||( pour water in pela three times)

Arghyam

vaachitham krutha me deva dhushkrutam cha vinasaya
dhadh yakshatha palo beth gruhaana arghyam janaardhana

Arghyam samarpayami ||(pour water in pela three times)

Acchamaniyam 

sri vathsaanga jagannatha sridhara srinikethana
upendra devaki puthra gurhaana aachamaniyam

achamaniyam samarpayami ||(pour water in pela three times)

snanam

perform panchamrutha snana by starting with milk, curd(yogurt), ghee, honey, jaggery, fruits) . Then perform abhiseka with pure water

Ganga jalam samaanim suvarna kalase sthitham
snanam kru hrishikesha thena adhya madhusudhana

sutthodhaka snanam samarpayami

do achamana with water three times

vasthram

namasthe gnana roopaya knana kamyaya the namah:
peethambara yugam dhivyam kruhaana gnani vallabha

vasthra yugmam samarpayami||

yagnopaveetham 

yagnopaveetham  paramam sow varnam sumano haram
gruhaana devaki putra lokanugraha vigraha

Yagnopaveetham samarpayami||

Abaranam

haara kankana keyura mudhrika kundalaani cha
kruhaana anyaani dhivyaani bhushanaani ramaa pathe

Abaranani samarpayami||

gandham

chandhanaa karu kasthuri dhana saara samanvitham
kandham gruhaana govinda sarva kandha manohara

gandhan samarpayami||

Akshatham

akshaathan dhavalaan sutthan dhrusti priya karaan subhaan
rakthaksha thaam shya daasyami kruhaana madhusudhana

akshathan samarpayami||

Pushpam

malathi mallika pushpa kethaki champ kaathibe
komalai thulasi bivai archayami ramaa pathe

pushpaani samarpayami

anga puja:

Om Shri Krishnaya Namah। Padau Pujayami॥
Om Rajivalochanaya Namah। Gulphau Pujayami॥
Om Narakantakaya Namah। Januni Pujayami॥
Om Vachaspataye Namah। Janghai Pujayami॥
Om Vishvarupaya Namah। Urun Pujayami॥

Om Balabhadranujaya Namah। Guhyam Pujayami॥
Om Vishvamurtaye Namah। Jaghanam Pujayami॥
Om Gopijana Priyaya Namah। Katim Pujayami॥
Om Paramatmane Namah। Udaram Pujayami॥
Om Shrikantaya Namah। Hridayam Pujayami॥

Om Yajnine Namah। Parshvau Pujayami॥
Om Trivikramaya Namah। Prishthadeham Pujayami॥
Om Padmanabhaya Namah। Skandhau Pujayami॥
Om Sarvastradharine Namah। Bahun Pujayami॥
Om Kamalanathaya Namah। Hastan Pujayami॥

Om Vasudevaya Namah। Kantham Pujayami॥
Om Sanatanaya Namah। Vadanam Pujayami॥
Om Vasudevatmajaya Namah। Nasikam Pujayami॥
Om Punyaya Namah। Shrotre Pujayami॥
Om Shrishaya Namah। Netrani Pujayami॥

Om Nandagopapriyaya Namah। Bhravau Pujayami॥
Om Devakinandanaya Namah। Bhrumadhyam Pujayami॥
Om Shakatasuramardhanaya Namah। Lalatam Pujayami॥
Om Shri Krishnaya Namah। Shirah Pujayami॥

Om Shri Balakrishnaya Namah। Sarvangani Pujayami॥
Perform pushparchana for  krishna ashtothra satha namavali
Dhoopam
dasaangam gukgul dhoopam sukantham sumanoharam
kapilaa krutha samyuktam kruhaana purushotthama
Dhoopam Samarpayami||
Deepam
saajyam thri vaarthi samyuktham vanhinaa yogitham mayaa
deepam gruhaana devesa tri logya thimira pahaa
Deepam samarpayami
Neivedhyam
nana pakshayascha bojyais cha rasai syhatbis samanvitham
lehya pe yaadhi yuktham cha neivedhyam upa pujya thaam
Neivedhyam samarpayami||
 nanavidha palaani samarpayami,
thamboolam dhakshinam samarpayami, maha neerajanam samarpayami
karpoora arathi, deeparadhana, chathra chamara samastha rajopacharaan samarpayami
pradhakshina namaskaram samarpayami
Sing dasara padagalu. Find the link in the end
Prarthana
krishna krishna krupaalo dhvam agathinaam kathirbbava
samsaararnava magnam maam praseetha purushothama
Prarthanam samarpayami(pushpakshatha)
Arghya for krishna:
Holding fruit + gold in hand, do arghyam with sankha water three times
Jathaha Kamsavadarthaya Bhoobharotharanayacha|
Kouravanam Vinashaya Dhaityanam Nidhanaya Cha ||
Pandavanam Hitharthaya Dharamasamsthapanaya Cha|
GruhanaArghyam Maya Dhatham Devakya Sahitho Hare ||
Arghya for chandra
 
do argya with milk in shanka
Kshirodharnava Sambhootha AthiGotraSamudhbhava |
GruhanaArghyam Maya Dhatham Rhohinya Sahitho Shashin ||
Sarva samarpana
yasya smruthya cha namokthya tapap pooja kriyathisu nyunam sampoornatham, yathi sadhuyo vandhe tham achyutam mantra heenam kriya heenam bakthi heenam ramaa pathe. yath kruthum thu mayaa deva paripoornam thathathume.
anene sri bala krishna poojanena baghavan barathi ramana mookhya pranantharkatha sri balakrishna priyatham
Sri Krishnarpanamamsthu