Aatmapooja अथः आत्मपूजा

Aatmapooja अथः आत्मपूजा

After Veghneshwar pooja, (Ganesh dhyaan), this is the next step in continuation of our series of Hinduism- Basics or daily pooja rituals.

Aatmapooja अथः आत्मपूजा Join your hands and recite the following mantra shlokas. (if both together are too much for you then just pick the second one)

1. Sanskrit

  • ह्रदि स्थितं पंकजमष्टपत्रां सकेसरं कर्निकमध्यानलं |
  • अङ्गुश्तमात्रम् मुनयो वदन्ति |
  • ध्यायेत्च विष्णु पुरुषं पुराणां ||
  • हृदयकमलमध्ये सुर्यबिम्बासनस्थम्
  • सकल भुवनबीजं श्रुष्टि सन्हारहेतुम् |
  • निरतिशयसुखात्मज्योतिषं ह्न्सरूपं |
  • परमपुरुषमाध्यंचिन्त येदात्ममूर्तिं ||
  • आराधयामि मनिसन्निभ मात्मलिङ्गम्
  • मायापुरिहृदायपङ्कजसन्निविष्टं  ||
  • श्रद्धानदीविमलचित्तजलाभिषेकैः |
  • नित्यं समाधिकुसुमैर्नपुनर्भवाय ||
  • देहोदेवालयः प्रोक्तो जीवो देवः सनातनः |
  • त्यज्येदग्याननिर्माल्यं सोऽहं भावेन पूजयेत |
  • स्वामिन् सर्व जग्गनाथ यावत्पॊजावसानकम् |
  • तावत् त्वं प्रीतिभावेन बिम्बेअस्मिन् सन्निधिं कुरु ||

1. English narration

  • Hradi sthitam pankajamashtapatraam sakesaram karnika madhyaanalam.|
  • Angushta maatram munayo vadanti |
  • dhyaayetchha vishnu purusham puraanaam ||
  • Hrudaya kamala madhye surya bimbaasanastham |
  • sakala bhuvana beejam shrushti sanhaara hetum |
  • niratishaya sukhaatmajyotisham hansaroopam |
  • parama purushamaadhyaam chinta yedaatmamoortim||
  • aaraadhayaami manisannibhamaatmalingam |
  • maayaapurihridayapankaja sannivisham ||
  • shraddhaanadivimalachitajalaabhishekaih|
  • nityam samaadhi kusumaairnapunarbhavaay ||
  • deho devaalayah prokto jeevo devah sanaatanah |
  • tyajyetgyana nirmalyam sohum bhavena poojayet |
  • swasminsarva jagannaatha yaavatpoojaavasaanakam |
  • taavatvum pritibhaavena bimbeasmin sannidhim kuru ||

2. Sanskrit

  • ॐ आत्मने नमः
  • ॐ अन्तरात्मने नमः
  • ॐ परमात्मने नमः
  • ॐ ज्ञानात्मने नमः

आत्मपूजां समर्पयामि

English transliteration

  • Om Aatmaney namah
  • Om antaraatmaney namah
  • Om Paramaatmaney namah
  • Om Gyanatmaney namah

Aatmapoojaam samarpayaami.

Next in this series will be Mandap pooja

 

 

 

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Sankalp अथः संकल्प

Sankalp अथः संकल्प.

Shankha Pooja अथ शङ्ख पूजा

Next is shankh Pooja

7. अथ शङ्ख पूजा Atha Shankha Pooja

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shankha (Conch shells)

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Not a regular common practice for daily prayers but it is followed for special occasions. For taking the kind of shankha it is beneficial to have a shankha that is “dakshin Varti” which means circling towards the south(opening) is best.  Any size you can find is fine.

Now take the sankha and dip it in the water of the kalash and take the water into the shankha. take a couple leaves of tulsi if you have , if not then some plain rice or few petals of flower are also fine. Now take this shankha and place it in a copper plate that is called Tarbhaanu.

Tarbhaanu(Copper plate for puja)
Tarbhaanu(Copper plate for puja)

a stainless steel plate is also ok.

Join your hands in prayer and say the following shloka to bring the shankha as part of the ceremony. Shankha is considered to have born from the ocean so invite Lord Vishnu and Shankha to the special occasion.

Let’s start.

शङ्खं चन्द्रार्कदैवत्यं वारुणंचादि दैवतं |
पृष्ठे प्रजापति विद्यात् अग्रे गङ्गा सरस्वती|
त्रैलोक्ये यानि तीर्थानि वासुदेवस्य चाज्ञया |
शङ्खे तिष्ठन्ति विपेन्द्र तस्माद शङ्खं प्रपूजयेत् |
त्वं पूरा सागरोत्पन्नः विष्णुना विधृतः करे ||
निर्मितः सर्वदेवैस्तु पाञ्चजन्य नमोष्तुते |
पवनाय नमः
पाञ्चजन्याय नमः
पद्मगर्भाय नमः
अम्बुराजाय नमः
कंबुराजाय नमः
धवलाय नमः
पाञ्चजन्याय विद्महे पद्मगर्भाय धीमहि तन्नः शङ्खः प्रचोदयात् ||

Śaṅkhaṁ candrārkadaivatyaṁ vāruṇan̄cādi daivataṁ |
Pr̥ṣṭhē prajāpati vidyāt agrē gaṅgā sarasvatī |
Trailōkyē yāni tīrthāni vāsudēvasya cājñayā |
Śaṅkhē tiṣṭhanti vipēndra tasmāda śaṅkhaṁ prapūjayēt |
Tvaṁ pūrā saagarōtpannaḥ viṣṇunā vidhr̥taḥ karē | |
Nirmitaḥ sarvadēvaistu pāñcajan’ya namōṣtutē |
Pavanāya namaḥ
Pāñcajan’yāya namaḥ
Padmagarbhāya namaḥ
Amburājāya namaḥ
Kamburājāya namaḥ
Dhavalāya namaḥ
Pāñcajan’yāya vidmahē pādmagarbhāya dhīmahi tannaḥ śaṅkhaḥ pracōdayāt | |

Bow your head in respect and join your hands in prayer, invitation to the conch shell/Lord Vishnu.

Next is 7. Sankalp.अथः संकल्प