(Commencement of the Pooja)
ATHA GURU PRAARTHANAH
The devotee should have before him a
small vessel with water and a spoon in it as also a plate. This plate is to
be used for pouring spoonfuls of water from time to time as the pooja
He should commence pooja with his open
palms joined together in namaskar.
Sri Gurubhyo Namah, Harih. Om. Gurave
Sarva Lokaanaam Bhishaje Bhava Roginaam. Nidhaye Sarva Vidyaanaam. Dakshinaa
Gamanaarthanthu Raakshasaam, Kuru Ghantaa Ravam Thathra, Devatha Aahvaana
Laanchanam. Ghantaa Dwanim Kruthvaa.
Bell should be rung here.
Here water should be sipped thrice,
one spoonful at a time. A spoonful of water is poured into the right palm,
which should be taken to the lips and the water is sipped after intoning one
of the following three names of Sri Maha Vishnu.
Kesavaaya swaahaa. (Sip) Naarayanaaya
swaahaa. (Sip) Maadhavaaya swaahaa. (Sip)
Then, folding both palms in
namaskar-posture, the devotee should utter the following names of Sri Maha
Govindaaya Namah. Vishnave Namah.
Madhusoodanaaya Namah. Thrivikramaaya Namah. Vaamanaaya Namah. Sreedharaaya
Namah. Hrusheekesaaya Namah. Padmanaabhaaya Namah. Daamodaraaya Namah.
Sankarshanaaya Namah. Vaasudevaaya Namah. Pradyumnaaya Namah. Aniruddhaaya
Namah. Purushothamaaya Namah. Adhokshajaaya Namah. Naarasimhaaya Namah.
Achyuthaaya Namah. Janaardanaya Namah. Upendraaya Namah. Haraye Namah. Sri
Uthishthanthu Bhootha Pishaachaah,
Ethe Bhoomi Bhaarakaah, Etheshaam Avirodhena, Brahma Karma Samaarabhe.
Om Bhooh, Om Bhuvah,Om Suvah,
Om Mahah, Om Janah, Om Thapah,
Om Sathyam, Om Thath Savithur Varenyam.
Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi. Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayaath.
Om Aapo Jyothi Rasomrutham, Brahma Bhoorbhuvassuvarom.
Mama Upaatha Duritha Kshaya Dvaaraa,
Preethyartham, Subhe, Sobhane, Muhoorthe, Sri Mahaa
Vishnuraajnayaa, Pravartha Maanasya, Adya Brahmanah,
Dvitheeya Paraarthe, Svetha Varaaha Kalpe, Vaivaswatha
Manvanthare, Kaliyuge, Prathama Paade,
(Jamboo Dveepe Bharatha Varshe, Bharatha Khande, Asmin, Varthamaana,
Vyavahaarika, Chaandra Maanena ... Samvatsare ... Aayane, ... Maase ...
Pakshe ... Thithou ... Vaasare ... Subha Nakshathre, Subha Karane,
Evam Guna Viseshana, Visishthaayaam, Subha Thithow, ... Gothrah,)
Those outside India may omit the
words within brackets.
Srimaan/Srimathi .... (Here name
of the devotee is to be given), Naamadheyah,
Dharma Pathnee Samethasya, (Only if the devotee and his wife are together
doing the pooja), Mama Saha Kutumbaanaam, Kshema, Sthairya, Vijaya, Abhaya,
Abhivruddhyartham, Dharma Artha
Kaama Moksha Chathurvidha Purushaartha Phalaa
Vaapthyartham, Chinthitha Manoratha Siddhyartham,
Sarva Devathaatheetha Swaroopa, Sarva Manthra Swaroopa,
Sarva Yanthra Swaroopa, Sathya Sai Devathaam Uddissya,
Sri Sathya Sai Devathaa Preethyartham, Dhyaana,
Aavaahanaadi Shodashopachaara Poojaam Karishye.
Thadanga Kalasaaraadhanam Karishye.
In a pancha paathra (a small
cylindrical vessel made of copper, used during traditional rituals by Hindu
worshippers) filled with water, a spoon is placed. The vessel should be
decorated on the outside with sandalwood paste and turmeric paste and dotted
with vermilion. A flower and a few grains of akshathas are to be dropped in
the vessel. It is now ready for use and is termed Kalasam.
The devotee should now cover the mouth
of the Kalasam with his open palm while reciting the following:
Kalasasya Mukhe Vishnuh, Kanthe Rudra
Moole Thathra Sthitho Brahma, Madhye Maathruganaa
Smruthaah, Kukshowthu Saagaraa Sarve Sapthadveepaa
Vasundharaa. Rigvedo-adha Yajurvedah Saamavedoh Adharvanah.
Angaishcha Sahithaah Sarve Kalasanthu Samaasrithaah.
Gangecha, Yamunechaiva, Godaavari, Sarasvathee,
Narmade, Sindhu, Kaaveree, Jalesmin Sannidhim kuru.
Kalasodakena Devam Aathmaanam Poojaa Dravyaani Samprokshya.
Here water from the Kalasam should be
sprinkled lightly, using a flower, on the pooja materials, on the deity and
also on the devotee's own head.
Atha Sathya Saayee Vratha Saangathaa
Siddhyartham, Nirvighnena Pari Samaapthyartham Sri Mahaa Ganapathi Poojaam