Makar sanskranti Jan 14th by Pratibha Jani prayers and sesame seeds candy prasad

Makar sanskranti Jan 14th by Pratibha Jani prayers and sesame seeds candy prasad

Makar sankranti Puja and Naivedya sesame seeds candy Pratibha Jani
Makar sankranti Puja and Naivedya sesame seeds candy Pratibha Jani

 

 

 

 

 

Makar sankranti, Thai Pongal or Uttaran,Uttarayan and the kite festival are all different names of one harvest festival in India that falls on Jan 14th each. Traditionally, we make sesame seeds candy and offer as prasad or naivedya. to the family deity, Lord Sun (Surya). You can also recite the Gayatri Mantra/ Typically we are to bath early morning with oil and then perform this puja as a sign of good luck, and ask for blessings-with lighting a lamp or two lamps and incense, fresh flowers and recite the. Offer this Naivedya Prasad (this sesame seeds candy) and recite shlokas, chants, prayers. You can also offer panchamrut along with this prasad. The celebration of upcoming of the harvest festival when the fields will be all ready to seed/plough and at the same time it is also considered as the six months of the Gods/Devas day time. Enjoy this beautiful day with family friends and relatives.

For written recipe of this Naivedya (Prasad) follow my recipe site here Pratibha Jani’s vegetarian recipes

Prayers to lord surya- Surya naman Sanskrit shlok is here

 

Prayers to Lord Surya in Gujrati is here

Maha Gayatri – Shad devata gayatri mantra is here

Shad Devata Gayatri mantra in written is here

Simple Only Gayatri mantra is also good to do if you are short of time.

हरि ॐ   श्री गायत्री मन्त्रः

  • ॐ भुर्भुवस्वः तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यम् भर्गोदेवस्यः धीमहि
  • धियोयोनः प्रचोदयात्

Hari Om Shri Gayatri Mantra:

  • Om Bhurbhuvasva Tut saviturvarenyum, Bhargo devasya dhimahi
  • Dhuyo yonah prachodayaat.

Remember the kite flying if you and your children like it and are able to fly some kites. Have a very happy Thai Pongal, sankranti, and uttarayan everyone. Make this sweet dish and share the good ness in your heart.

Early morning short shlokas

Early morning short shlokas

 

Early morning is a wonderful  time and the best time to do Prayers/meditation. The two hours before sunrise is the best time to do prayers in Hindu culture.

Here are three short beginner shlokas for to start teaching the children as they are around four or five years of age. It will help them learn a lot more than just the shlokas.  It will stay with them thru the student years and follow thru the next stage in life of householders as well.

I was taught this by my grandmother many decades ago and it just stayed with me.

1.   Before getting out of bed in the morning sit up in your bed. Open both your palms together and look at them. as you recite this shloka

कराग्रे वसते लक्ष्मि, करमूले सरस्वती करमध्ये तु गोविन्द प्रभाते कर दर्शनम् ||

Karaagre Vasate Laxmi, Laramoole saraswati, Kara madhye to govinda,Prabhaate kara darshanam.

Meaning:

On the tip of your palms reside Laxmi (the goddess of wealth),On the base of your palms reside the goddess saraswati(Goddess of knowledge /learning). In the center of your palms reside the Lord Govind(Vishnu) Early in the morning pray to these to make your morning a fruitful one.

2.      Before placing your feet on the ground in the morning. Situp with our feet dangling from the bed and look at the goddess mother earth (Floor) resite this shloka

समुद्र वसने देवी पर्वत स्तनमण्डले |  विष्णु पत्नि नमस्तुभ्यं पाद श्पर्शह् क्षमश्वमे ||

Samudra vasane devi, Partava stana mandale, Vishnu patni namastubhyum,Paada sprashah Kshamashvamey.

Meaning: -Oh mother goddess(Earth), one who wears the ocean as her wardrobe, Holds mountains to her heart, to that consort(wife) of Lord Vishnu, I bow to please forgive me for placing my feet upon your being. (In other words, ask forgiveness for putting your burden on the earth and thank for the help.)  These thoughts and prayers make one and humble person and teaches us to be respectful to every little favors we have from Mother nature. It also teaches us to appreciate what we always take for granted.

3.      stand on your two feet, bring your palms in prayer pose, close your eyes and pray to the creator of the universe with this shloka.

वसुदेवसुतं देवं कनस चाणूर मर्दनम् | देवकी परमानन्दं , कृष्णं वन्दे जगत् गुरुं ||

Vasudevasutum Devam, Kansa chaanura mardanam, Devaki paramaanandam,krishnam vande jagat gurum.

Meaning:  To the Son of Vasudev , to the one who killed evil persons such as Kansa and Chaanura, the one who brought ultimate happiness to Devaki, to that Lord and Guru (teacher) of the universe Krishna/Govinda/Vishnu, I bow with utmost respect.  Saying so, have a positive intention for a fruitful,successful and a wonderful day ahead.

 Sources : Many and unknown just like the entire sanskrit and Hindu culture and religion. These shlokas are from ancient Hindu culture/knowledge and wisdom. Many of them are used by various religious organizations as their own. However all the shlokas and the knowledge itself is from thousands of years before and is not owned by any one organization/ institution/culture.

शिव पञ्चाक्षर स्तोत्रम् Shiva Panchaakshara Stotrum Pratibha Jani

शिव  पञ्चाक्षर  स्तोत्रम्     Shiva Panchaakshara Stotrum  Pratibha Jani

shivlingam Pratibha Jani
shivlingam Pratibha Jani

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maha shivratri is coming up and I thought of adding this beautiful Shiva shlokas to my collection to share with all my member/subscribers. Have a wonderful Mahashivratri everyone. Meditation, Prayers, fasting if possible.

Read fasting then and now 

Fasting recipes for those interested in fasting

Here is the english and sanskrit PDF written format शिव पञ्चाक्षर स्तोत्रम् Shiva Panchaakshara Stotrum Pratibha Jani

and the audio/video to go along with it.