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Ananta Chathurdashi/Ananta vrata

Ananta vrata suladhi

  • This vratha is performed every year on the 14th day (Chaturdasi) of sukla paksha in Bhadrapada Masam.
  • In this vratha, Lord Sri Maha Vishnu is worshipped in the form of Anantha with shodasa upachaara pooja.
  • Seven # Dharbha  are tied together representing Lord Anantha with seven hoods.
  • Goddess Yamuna Devi is also worshipped along with Lord Anantha on this day.
  • Two kalasas are prepared for this vrata, one for yamuna and one for ananta. Perform yamuna pooja followed by ananta pooja.
  • It is believed that Lord Sri Krishna had narrated the significance of Sri Anantha Padmanabha Vratha to Dharmaraja. On the advice and direction of Lord Sri Krishna, Dharmaraja had performed this Vratha during their stay in forests.
  • It is said that details of Anantha Padmanabha Vratha Kalpa are mentioned in Bhavishyottara Purana.
  • It is believed and said that those who perform this austerity as per the norms with total devotion and sincerity will be blessed with  Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha
  • The word ‘Ananta’ means endless and devotees believe that Lord Narayana will clear all the difficulties in one’s life, if the Ananta Vrata is observed with utmost devotion.

Significance of ananta padmanabha in vishnu sahasra naama:

Kamadevah kamapalah kami kantah krutagamah
Anirdeshya-vapur vishnur viro ananto dhananjayah

Ananto huta-bhug bhokta sukhado naikajo-grajah
Anirvinnah sadamarshi lokadhishthana-madbhutah

Ananta-rupo ananta-shri jitamanyur bhayapahah
Chaturashro gabhiratma vidisho vyadisho dishah

Namostvananthaya Sahasramuurthaye!
SahasraPaadaakshi Sirorubaahave!
Sahasranaamne Purushaya Saswathe!
SahasraKoti Yugadhaarine Namah!!

Shaantaakaaram Bhujaga-Shayanam Padmanaabham Suresham
Vishvaadhaaram Gagana-Sadrisham Meghavarnam Shubha-angam
Lakshmi-Kaantam Kamala-Nayanam Yogibhir-dhyana-gamyam
Vande Vishnum Bhava-Bhaya-Haram Sarva-Lokaika-Natham

Significance of number 14 in this vrata:

  • It is performed on the 14th day in the Lunar Calendar.
  • This vratha is performed for 14 years before it is ended with Udyapana.
  • Lord Ananta is worshipped with 14 varieties of flowers, fruits and dishes.
  • A special sweet dish made with wheat flour and jaggery(atiras) is prepared in 28 # and half of it is given as prasada to a Brahmin after Nivedana to Lord Anantha.
  • Worshipping Lord Anantha with a red coloured silk thread having 14 knots known as Thora.

Thora (Sacred Thread)

  • On completion of the pooja this Thora is tied to the shoulder or wrist of the Grihastha. It is believed to act as a protection (Raksha) to the one who wears it.
  • It is retained till next year and replaced with a new one at the time of Sri Anantha Padmanabha vratha.
  • Both men and women participate in this vratha.

Find Ashtothra link: Ananta chathurdashi Ashtothra namavali

Dora granthi pooja
1)krishnaya namah Prathama granthim Poojayaami
2)vishnave namah Dwitheeya granthim Poojayaami
3)jishnave namah Thruteeya granthim Poojayaami
4) kalaya namah Chaturtha granthim Poojayaami
5) bramhane namah Panchama granthim poojayaami
6) bhaskaraya namah shashta granthim poojayaami
7) sheshaya namah Saptama granthim poojayaami
8)somaya namah ashtma granthim poojayaami
9) eshwaraya namah Navama granthim poojayaami
10) vishwatmane namah Dashama granthim poojayaami
11) mahakalaya namah ekadasha granthim poojayaami
12)srishtisthityaantakarinye namah Dwdasha granthim poojayaami
13) achyutaya namah trayodasha granthim poojayaami
14) anantapadmanabhaya namah Chaturdarsha granthim poojayaami

Ananatha chaturdarshi Dhora grahana Mantra:
Samsaara gaharaguhaasu sukham vivarthum
Vaam Chamthi Ye Kuru kulodhbhava Shudhdha sathwaah||

Sampoojya cha thribhuvanesham Ananatha Devam
Bhadnamthi dakshina kare vara dhhorakam the||

Story:

(Source:http://www.divyashaligram.com/articles/ananth_chaturdashi.html#.V84F5oYrLIU)

There once lived a brahmin called Sumanta born in Vasishtha Gotra and had married Brighu’s daughter Dheeksha. They had a charming daughter called Susheela. When Susheela was a young girl, she lost her mother. Her father married a woman called Karkashe who was hard hearted and quarrelsome. She made the life of Susheela miserable. In spite of these difficulties at home, Susheela grew to be a fine lady ready to be married. When Sumanta was worried over her marriage, there came to his house looking for a bride, a rishi called Kaundinya. Sumanta gives his daughter to Kaundinya rishi in marriage. With his wife being uncooperative, he could give to his son in law as a marriage gift, a little of fried wheat flour.

Kaundinya accompanied by his wife Susheela left the place and reached the bank of a river during their travel. That day being Bhadrapada shukla Chaturdashi many brahmins and their wives who were wearing red dress, were worshiping Ananta Padmanabha. Curious Susheela approaches these ladies and asks them for details of the vrata. They say that the vrata is called Anantha vrata and the fruits are infinite (anantha); when Susheela showed interest in performing the vrata, they tell her in detail as follows:

The vrata is to be performed on Bhadrapada shukla Chaturdashi. Having taken bath and wearing a clean dress, decorate the altar with devotion. Keep a kalasha on the south of the altar in which you invite the Lord. Keep seven darbhas tied to each other to represent Ananta. Keep a red thread with 14 knots on the altar. Worship the Lord with 14 variety of flowers and 14 variety of leaves. The prasad for this vrata is Atiras. Make 28 of them and serve them to brahmanas. Those attending should be given food and respect. Do this vrata for 14 years each year replacing the thread that was worn in the earlier year. On the 15th year do the udyapana (conclusion with donation of gifts to brahmanas).

Having listened to the narration with attention, faith and devotion, Susheela performed the puja with those gathered there, distributed half of the fried wheat flour to brahmanas, wore the red thread and with the thoughts of Ananta Padmanabha accompanied her husband to his ashram. Because of the power of Anantha vrata, Kaundinya’s ashram acquired beauty and wealth. All his relatives were eagerly waiting to do the Anantha vrata. Susheela had acquired an aura of brilliance.

One day Kaundinya sees the red thread on Susheela’s hand and asks for an explanation. In spite of her telling him the truth, in a fit of anger and jealousy, Kaundinya forcibly removes the thread and throws it in the fire. Susheela picks up the half burnt thread and immerses it in milk. This behavior proved very dear to Kaundinya; pretty soon all his wealth was lost; his relatives deserted him; his cattle died and he now knew that this was on account of his rudeness to Ananta Padmanabha swami in the form of the red thread.

Kaundinya leaves his house in search of Anantha Padmanabha. Like a demented person he enters the jungle. After some days he falls down. The Lord in His infinite compassion comes there in the form of an old brahman, revives him and takes him to a palace where he shows him his four armed form along with Mahalakshmi. Kaundinya praises the Lord in many stotras. The Lord pleased, gives him three boons viz., removal of poverty, ability to follow dharma, mukti saubhagya.

Kaundinya returned home and did the puja with shraddha and bhakti. He lived a life of wealth and happiness. In the bygone days, sages like Agastya, kings like Janaka, Sagara, Dilipa, and Harishchandra have performed this vrata.

 

 

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Swarna gowri vratha

find other useful links:

  1. Dasara padgalu on Gowri
  2. MARADHA BHAGINA & UDI THUMBODHU
  3. Arathi haadu – Gowri
  4. Gowri neivedhya Haadu
  5. Traditional gowri pooje haadu
  6. Gowri ashtothra namavali

This Festival comes usually a day before Ganesh Chaturthi.

  • This is widely celebrated festival in karnataka.
  • For this festival the daughters of the house are invited along with their spouses and gifts are given.
  • Shri Swarna Gowri Vratha or Gowri Habba is celebrated on Thrithya of Badrapada Shukla Maasa.
  • On this day, Ladies are suggested to take head bath to purify themselves before offering pooja.
  • Deocrate the mantapa
  • Clean the place where Gowri is to be kept
  • mostly some traditions allow harshina gowri and some people follow gowri made with clay
  • Draw a rangoli and place a plank or a mantap and put a handful of rice, on it.
  • place the gowri on the rice
  • To the right of the Gowri keep beetel leaves, beetul nuts and fruit
  • To the left or front keep kadole, karimani, toe rings, haldhi, kumkum, kajal and a small comb.(whatever available with you atleast)
  • Do all this arrangements on the morning of the puja after a oil bath and when there is no rahu kala or yamaganda.
  • When you start the puja, keep ready all the items mentioned , plus water, panchamrutha or raw milk, or Madhuparka ie a mix of honey ,curds and ghee.
  • Perform sankalpa
  • do shodashopachara pooja
  • Perform puja to the Dhora(thread) coloured yellow with 16 Knots as many as the number of women and children in the house. Keep this in front of gowri and do puja to this too. After this perform arathi.
  • Next give haladhi kumkum and flowers and thambula with dhakshina and a coconut or friut to all the Sumangalis
  • Tie the dora, while tieing dora on the right hand give a fruit to keep in the hand while tieing the dora.
  • Give a maradha bhagana with a choli or saree /blouse.
  • In evening light lamps and perform arathi.
  • Swarna gowri is kept along with Ganesha for 3,5,7 9 and 11 days as per the convenience of the family.
  • Some people do visarjanaa on the same day.
  • It is said that Gowri used to go to her materal home on this day and next day Ganesha used to come and take back gowri with him
  • By tradition, Girls are invited to their parents home and celebrations happen with wonderful pooja and habbadha adige
  • Newly married women give 5 pairs or 16 pairs of mora to sumangalis. From the second year onwards 5 pairs of mora is given upto 5 years. From the sixth year onwards, 2 pairs of mora are exchanged with Sumangalis.
  • as per our sampraadaya, morada bagina has to be preferably given for spouse’s sister and second one to the pooja doer’s mother itself.
  • In case if there is no sister in your husband family, prioritize his cousins or atleast distribute to your mother-in-law
  • It is believed that by performing this puja unmarried girls will get good husbands and married women will have a healthy and peaceful family life.

Swarna gowri ashtothram

ōṁ mahāmanōnmaṇīśaktyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ śivaśaktyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ śivaṅkaryai namaḥ ||
ōṁ icchāśaktikriyāśaktijñānaśaktisvarūpiṇyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ śāntyatītakalānandāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ śivamāyāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ śivapriyāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ sarvajñāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ sundaryai namaḥ ||
ōṁ saumyāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ saccidānandarūpiṇyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ parāparāmayyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ bālāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ tripurāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ kuṇḍalyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ śivāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ rudrāṇyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ vijayāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ sarvāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ śarvāṇyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ bhuvanēśvaryai namaḥ ||
ōṁ kalyāṇyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ śūlinyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ kāntāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ mahātripurasundaryai namaḥ ||
ōṁ mālinyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ māninyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ madanōllāsamōhinyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ mahēśvaryai namaḥ ||
ōṁ mātangyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ śivakāmyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ cidātmikāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ kāmākṣyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ kamalākṣyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ mīnākṣyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ sarvasākṣiṇyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ umādēvyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ mahākālyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ sāmāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ sarvajanapriyāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ citpurāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ cidghanānandāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ cinmayyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ citsvarūpiṇyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ mahāsarasvatyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ durgāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ jvālādurgādimōhinyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ nakulyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ śuddhavidyāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ saccidānandavigrahāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ suprabhāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ suprabhājvālāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ indrākṣhyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ sarvamōhinyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ mahēndrajālamadhyasthāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ māyāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ māyāvinōdinyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ viśvēśvaryai namaḥ ||
ōṁ vr̥ṣārūḍhāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ vidyājālavinōdinyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ mantrēśvaryai namaḥ ||
ōṁ mahālakṣmyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ mahākālīphalapradāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ caturvēdaviśēṣajñāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ sāvitryai namaḥ ||
ōṁ sarvadēvatāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ mahēndrāṇyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ gaṇādhyakṣāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ mahābhairavapūjitāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ mahāmāyāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ mahāghōrāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ mahādēvyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ malāpahāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ mahiṣāsurasaṁhāryai namaḥ ||
ōṁ caṇḍamuṇḍakulāntakāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ cakrēśvaryai namaḥ ||
ōṁ caturvēdyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ sarvadāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ suranāyikyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ ṣaṭśāstranipuṇāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ nityāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ ṣaḍdarśanavicakṣaṇāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ kālarātryai namaḥ ||
ōṁ kalātītāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ kavirājamanōharāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ śāradātilakākārāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ dhīrāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ dhīrajanapriyāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ ugrabhāryai namaḥ ||
ōṁ mahābhāryai namaḥ ||
ōṁ kṣipramāryai namaḥ ||
ōṁ raṇapriyāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ annapūrṇēśvaryai namaḥ ||
ōṁ mātrē namaḥ ||
ōṁ svarṇākārataṭitprabhāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ svaravyaṁjanavarṇōdayāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ gadyapadyādikāraṇāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ padavākyārthanilayāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ bindunādādikāraṇāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ mōkṣēśamahiṣyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ satyāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ bhuktimuktiphalapradāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ vijñānadāyinyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ prajñāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ prajñānaphaladāyinyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ ahaṅkārakalātītāyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ parāśaktyai namaḥ ||
ōṁ parātparāyai namaḥ ||
śrī mahāgauryai namaḥ ||

Swarna gowri katha:

Parvati undertook a severe penance to win over the love of Lord Shiva. She did the penance for 16 years, during which She survived only on grass and fruits. Lord Shiva pleased with Her penance finally relented and married Goddess Parvati. This is also one of the reasons for married women performing the Puja for 16 years.

Shanmukha, the son of Lord Shiva asked His father to narrate a Vratha that could be observed by everyone and which would bestow progeny, prosperity and bliss. Lord Shiva narrated the story to Shanmukha as follows:

There once lived a King, Chandraprabha who was ruling Vimalapur, a city on the banks of the Saraswathi River. All his subjects lived happily under his rule. He had two wives. He loved his first wife, the most.

One day, the King entered a dense forest for hunting.  He killed several wild animals such as boar, lion etc. He was tired and was feeling thirsty too. He went in search of water. He saw a pond nearby and descended from his horse to take some water. He saw some women offering Puja near the pond. Curious to know about the Puja, he asked one of the women about the Puja and its significance.

The women said that the Vratha is known as Swarna Gauri Vratha and by performing the Vratha, all the wishes would be bestowed. It is performed on Bhadrapada Shukla Trithiya by married women. They explained the rituals also associated with the Puja. The king was very happy to hear the story. He performed the Vratha with great devotion and tied the sacred thread on his right wrist and came back to his palace.

The king explained about the Vratha to both his wives. The first wife was very angry at his narration, snatched the thread from his right wrist and threw it on a nearby plant which had dried up. After some days, fresh leaves began to sprout from the dried plant. The king’s second wife was happy to see life in the dried plant. She took the thread from the plant and tied it to her wrist and performed the Puja. She was blessed with wealth and prosperity and love of the King.

The first wife, due to her ignorance about the Vratha had to leave the palace. She roamed in forests and had to undergo untold sufferings. As her suffering became unbearable, she wept inconsolably. Goddess Parvati appeared before her and consoled the queen. The queen realised her folly and observed Swarna Gauri Vratha with all devotion. Goddess Gauri bestowed happiness and love of her husband. Both the King and the queen lived happily.

DEVOTIONAL · Dvaitha · ekadashi · MADHWA

Ekadashi and its importance

Ekadashi is the 11th day of the moon cycle, both from the full moon and from the new moon.

Na Kaashi na Gaya Ganga na rewa cha Gowthami
Na Chaapi KauravamKshethram, thulyambhoopaHaredrinaath.

– Padma Puraanam

Padmapuraanam says that sacred rivers like Ganga, Narmada, Godavari etc. and holy places like Kashi, Gaya, Kurushetra etc., cannot equal the merit of Ekaadasi Vratha.

“Vratagallelavu ekadashi vratava hinde”

Whether one following any vrata/anushtana or not that doesnt matter, Definitely one should do fasting on ekadashi

Purandara dasara lyrics says as follows:

“Hari dinadali unda nararige
Kora naraga thappudhendhu sruthi saruthalidhe”

The lines say, one who ate on ekadashi day will definitely will go to Naraka as told by vedas

What is Dinathraya:

Ekaadasi Vratha begins with the sankalpaon the Dasami day, fasting on the Ekaadasi day and parane on Dwaadasi day. Since it is spread over three days it goes by the name Dinathraya or three-day Vratha.

All together for three days, you will be forbidden four meals. Even on Dasami and dvadasi, You are not allowed to eat meals for the dinner

Science behind Ekadashi

Meanwhile according to modern science, it is known that the air pressure on our planet varies to extreme limits on both the new moon (Amavasya) and the full moon (Purnima) day. This is because of the orbital path combination of the sun, moon and earth.

This can be observed by the change in the nature of the tidal waves on the new moon and full moon days. The waves are very high and rough, but from the next day onwards, the waves become calm, an indication that the pressure has also receded.

Now, based on this fact, the significance of Ekadashi fasting can be explained in 2 ways:

1) According to science, it takes about 3-4 days for the food that we eat today to reach our brain. Now, if we eat light/fast on Ekadashi days, that intake will reach the brain correspondingly on the New moon/full moon day.

On both of these days, the earth pressure is at its maximum, thus leading to imbalance in everything, including ones thought process.

So, if the input to the brain is at a minimum, the chances of the brain indulging in any wayward activity due to the high pressure imbalance also becomes minimum.

2) Another explanation for the Ekadashi fasting is that compared to any other day of the moon cycle, the atmospheric pressure is the lowest on the Ekadashi days. Thus, this is the best time to fast and cleanse the bowel system. If we fast on any other day, the high pressure/strain may damage our system. Thus, it is advisable that after fasting on the Ekadashi, on the immediate next day (Dwadashi), we get up early and eat as soon as possible.

As per both the above theories, the fasting practice on the Ekadashi days have a strong scientific base.

Mostly people fear that by fasting one will become weak. Such a fear is not genuine. A day’s fast gives rest to the machinery of stomach and thereby helps it to function better in the future.  Not only that the undigested food material gets proper opportunity for its further digestion, but also by fasting the digestion power increases, better assimilation of food takes place helping in more production of blood and other necessary chemicals, and thereby helping better health and better nutritional effects. It is both a good measure for would be stomach troubles and a cure for a number of ailments. It helps better functioning of the liver, pancreas, intestines and kidney etc., thereby reducing the chance of any ailment relating to these organs.

WHY EKAADASI FASTING?

  •  It is Haridina-meant for spritual activity only.
  •  Food will not be digested since the moon is not in full glory.
  •  Shrimad Acharya has prescribed fasting, so it is mandatory to us.
  •  Its observance reduces all sins to ashes.
  •  Fasting tones up our health and keeps the body and the mind trim.

Normally 24 (12 x 2) Ekaadasis occur in a calendar year. When in a year there is an Adhikamaasa(According to Vashishta philosophy Adhika Masa comes in 32months, 16days, 3hrs, and 12mins) 2 more are added.

SANKALPA MANTRAS

1. DASAMI SANKALPA

Dashamee divase Parapte Vrathastoham Janaaradan
Thridinam Devadevesha Nirvigham Kuru Keshava

– Brahmavaivartha Puraanam

Janaardana! Today being Dasami I am ready for the three day vow. Oh, Lord! Deva Deva! Keshava! see that no obstacles come in the way of my vow.

2. EKAADASI SANKALPA

Ekaadashyam Niraharaha Sthithvahani Parehyaham
Bhookshyaami Pundareeksha Saranam Me Bhavaachyutha

– Brihannaaradeeya Puraanam XXI – 15

After fasting on Ekaadasi I will eat on Dwaadasi, Please be my reguge Oh, Achyuta!
TWO DAY FASTING SANKALPA

Adyashvasheha Niraahaaro Bhootvaaham Dwaadashee Dine
Vidhaasye Paaranam Deva Preetho Bhava Ma maanisham

– Varaahapuraanam

I will be on a fast today and tomorrow and break the fast on Dwaadasi. Lord! may you be pleased!

3. DWAADASI SANKALPA

Ajnaana Thimiraandhasya Vratenaanena Keshava
Praseeda Sumukho Natha jnaanadristi Prado Bhava

– Brihannaradeeya Puraanam XXI-20

Oh Lord! Keshava! I am blinded by the darkness of ignorance. By my undertaking this fast on Ekaadasi may it please you to bless me with the light of knowledge.

Ekaadasyupavaasena Dwaadashee Paarnenacha
Yadaarjitham Mayaa Punyam Thena Preenathu Keshavah

– Brahmavaivartha Puraanam

May Lord Keshava be pleased with the merit that accured to me by fasting on Ekaadasi and breaking the fast on Dwaadasi.

Types of Ekadashi:

Month Shukla paksha Krishna paksha
Chaithra Kaamada Varoodhini
Vaishaakh Mohini Aparaa
Jyeshtha Nirjala Yogini
Aashaadha Sayana Kaamikaa
Shraavana Puthrada Ajaa
Bhaadrapada Parivarthini Indiraa
Ashwayuja Paashaankusha Ramaa
Karthika Prabodhini Uthpathi
MargaShira . MokShadaa Suphalaa
Pushya Puthrada Shattila
Maagha Jayaa Vijayaa
Phaalguna Aamalaki Paapamochanaa
Adhika Padmini Paramma

 

Dasara padagalu on Ekadashi

Source:

http://www.salagram.net/ekadasi-science-behind.html

Ekadaashi Achara and vichara by Prabhanjanacharyaru

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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