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Gajendra Moksha Stuti (Prayer)


Aum namo bhagawate tasmay yat etcchidatmakam

purushaayaa dibijaay pareshaayaabhi dheemahee

yasminnidum yetascchedum yenedum eedum swayam

yosmaat parasmaasch parah tumprapadye swayambhoowam.

Swetark Ganesha
  Madar has a very special significance in Indian herbs. Though it is poisonous, yet it is full of several benefits. In Ayurveda, medicines made of its poison are used as life-giving drugs. Among these trees, one gives white flowers. This tree is called as Swetark. This a very rare tree.
Benefits of worshipping Shwetark Ganesha:

• To get blessings of Shiva and Ganesha.

• Gives knowledge and concentration power

• Promotion in job and increase in business

• Maintains harmony in married life.

• Eliminates illness and diseases

• For Prosperity and growth

• Get rid of hardship or insufficiency

• Activating positive energies in the house

• Protection against any enemy
It is mentioned in our ancient texts, that a house where Swetark Ganesha is worshipped it gets freedom from from poverty, obstacles, quarrels, horror and all sorts of negativites. It also gives knowledge and concentration power to students. It also gives promotion in job and maintains harmony in married life.
It is essential to chant any of the following Ganesha mantras while worshipping Swetark Ganesha:

• Om Vakratundaya Namaha

• Om Shree Ganeshaya Namaha
While worshipping Swetark Ganesha, the worshipper may use the following items:

Red Cloth, Red Aasan, Coral or rudraksha mala
Offer the following to Ganesha:

• Coarse brown sugar / Gur

• Chickpea flour / Besan
Worshipping Ganesha with these items, gives benefits in a very short period.

Temple Worship Procedures
  Temples are the connecting points of high importance in our religion and culture. The absolute necessity of the temple worship is stressed throughout by the great saints of the religion. It is not very difficult to realize the important role they play in cultivating the spiritualism in people. It is the place for collective worship. Given these significant roles of the temples it is required to have some discipline to be followed in the temples for having the real expected out of the worship. Here are a few one can follow to set that harmony. Most of these are in general applicable to all Hindu temples though a few are specific to shaivite temples.

1. Going to the temple with a clean body. Legs and hands shall be cleaned at entering the temple.

2. Going to the temple adorned with holy symbols like the Holy Ash, rudrAxam.

3. Taking something to offer to the Lord. It is an offering out of devotion. It would be nice if the offering is the one required in the worship.

4. Not to enter the temple with foot wear.

5. Prostrating in front of the flag column (dwajastaMbham) (towards the North) on entering the temple.

6. Not to prostrate anywhere else in the temple.

7. Not to prostrate to anybody else in the temple premises.

8. Taking the permission of nandi dEvar mentally before entering His abode.

9. Saluting the elephant headed Lord enter the Lord’s abode.

10. In Lord shiva’s abode, engage the mind in the thinking of the God. Avoid any gossip. Temple is not the place for gossiping. Can sing or chant His names loudly and sweetly if it would not disturb others. Otherwise it could be done internally without making noise.

11. The Holy ash given as the blessings should be worn saying “shivAya namaH”. It should not be spilled on the ground or wasted.

12. It is normally a procedure to offer something to the priest whose whole life should be in the service of the Lord.

Circumambulating the Lord saluting the Goddess and the deities in the temple. The circumambulation would be done at least for three times. On special occasions like pradoshham the are special circumambulation methods like soma sUkta pradhaxiNam are followed.

13. While in the temple either the Holy five letters or any praise could be chanted.

14. Before coming out of the temple go to the place of chaNdEshwarar and take permission for the materials which after worship are taken out of the temple as blessings. One must not take anything out in excess and things taken from the temple should be only as the mark of blessings. If nothing is taken it is the normal practice to wipe (rub) the hands together in his place.

15. Should do something in the promotion of the temple physically or materially or whichever is convenient and required.

16. On coming out of the temple, again prostrate in front of the flag column towards the north. Sit facing the north and meditate on the God chanting the Holy five letters.

17. While inside the temple should not make the place dirty in any way or make any noise.

18. Going to the temple at least once in a week with the family.

The mind should be focussed on the Lord like the dust of iron that stick to the magnet. A worship with such an orientation would have very good effect in us by the grace of the Almighty.

Shiva Linga and Worship
  Shivling or Shiva lingam connects a devotee with the Supreme Being – Lord Shiva. The lingam is the symbol of Lord Shiva and the lingam puja helps the devotee in understanding Lord Shiva. The Lord cannot be described but still we say he is without a beginning and an end and is without a form. It is difficult for a devotee to understand this formless nature. Therefore Lord Shiva appeared in the form of Jyotirlinga before Brahma and Vishnu. The Lingam thus is a symbol of Lord Shiva. Each Lingam puja, step by step, takes the devotee to the eternal truth – that he/she is part of the Supreme Being.

Worshipping Shivling at Home

Before starting the Puja, the devotee takes a bath and wear freshly washed clothes.

Smearing ash (bhasma): The devotee worshipping Lord Shiva should smear holy ash on his forehead in three horizontal stripes – Tripundra. The stripes symbolize Absolute Knowledge, Purity and Penance (Yogasadhana).

Wearing rudraksha: The devotee should wear a rudraksha beads’ mala while worshipping Lord Shiva.  The rudraksha converts the divine light frequencies into the sound frequencies in the human body and vice versa. Hence, it facilitates the absorption of divine frequencies and transformation of one’s thoughts into divine language, so as to reach one’s divine Principle of worship.

Rudraksha absorbs sattvik frequencies and emits similar frequencies from its mounds. When a genuine rudraksha is held in the hand, its vibrations can be felt in the fingers. At that time, the body is absorbing the sattvik frequencies emitted by the rudraksha.

Hymns praising Lord Shiva or the mantra ‘om namaha shivayaa’ are repeated throughout the puja .

First it is the panchamrit abhishek – the libation of five holy liquids over the lingam. The libation  can consist of any five of the following – water from river Ganga, honey, sugarcane juice, milk, yogurt, ghee, seawater, coconut water or milk, fragrant oils, rose water or other precious liquids. Usually, only milk of cow is used. While pouring the liquid, om namah shivaya is uttered. Some devotees utter the Lord’s name 108 times and some 1008 times. There is no fixed rule.

After the panchamrit abhishek, the lingam is cleaned with water from Ganga. (This is might not be possible always so just normal water.) After this the lingam is smeared with sandalwood paste and is decked with flowers. Water and sandalwood paste is used to keep the lingam cool, as Lord Shiva is always in a highly inflammable state. In some Shiva temples, cooling liquid constantly drops from pot hung above the Lingam.

Bel leaf is offered to Linga.  It is kept on the pindi with its back facing upwards and the stalk pointing toward the worshipper. The intention is to draw the combined energy from these three leaf petals towards oneself, leading to the reduction of one’s trigunas.

Next, sweets, coconut and fruits are offered to the Lord. Camphor and incense are lit and ‘arati’ is conducted.

Finally, ringing of bells or blowing of conch indicates the end of Puja. White ash (vibhuti) is rubbed on the forehead and it is also distributed. Fruits, sweets and coconut are distributed as ‘prasad.’

Silver & Rudraksha

As silver is a conductor, its beneficial for using with rudraksha beads.
Silver, gold and copper will boost the synergistic circuitry of
rudraksha malas’ electromagnetic properties, whether they are in the form of caps or wire.

26 Nov 2008

Smooth roads never make good drivers.

Smooth seas never make good sailors.

Clear skies never make good pilots.

A problem-free life never makes a strong and good person.

Have a tough but winning day ahead!

Be strong enough to accept the challenges of life.

Do not ask life, ‘Why me?’

instead say, ‘Try me’.”

– Unknown —

Testimonial about Akarshaya Siddh Mala & Indra Mala

by Srikanth Jyotula

Dear All,

Good Day, Srikanth Here

I told you in my last post that I will post my experiences with Rudraksha

I first purchased a Akarshaya Siddha Mala from RC. Immediately after that I was given the additional responsibility of photographing all my company’s activity. For short it can be called as I became the official photographer of my company. After that I got my bank loan to clear off all my financial issues.  I did that. Along with that I went for an Indra Mala. This time after much delay from my side (funds held up by bank, unable to pay on the RC website, tried to pay through UAE exchange and finally did through western union) I got the mala which was reserved to me by Neetaji (which was energized on the 9 days of navratri). I started wearing both malas and my spiritual levels are increasing very much. Yesterday me and my wife went to the doctor and she revealed the most happy news for us that we are going to become parents. I really started to tremble with a lot of emotions as my family is deprived of this happiness for 12 long years. I thank HIM. And I thank you all for making this group come alive by posting your experiences. And I sincerely thank Neetaji and the Rudra Center team for having the faith in me. Words cannot explain what my feelings are as of now.

With great gratitude and respect I am signing out.

Keep us posted with your experiences.

Thanks and regards

Srikanth Jyotula

Message posted by Srikanth Jyotula in RBSC club (Yahoo Groups) on 25 Nov 2008.

  • Narasimhaye: If you are able to talk to your or sister and your girl cousins, you will be able to speak to any girl you like. Don't be shy. Try to be confident in
  • arjun: sir please help me I cannot talk to any girl I'm not frank and I am very afraid of doing things I think what the world will think I don't have confide
  • Narasimhaye: I meant do Puja , not pika sorry.