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The yantra can be re-energized by another purohit or by yourself at home.  Here is a procedure for :

Simple Worship of Yantras

a)   In the morning after having bath, start with a clear and positive mind frame.

b)   Find a place on the floor in the puja room facing east where you will be undisturbed.

c)   Light incense and diya (it does not matter how many you light).

d)   Place fresh flowers and fresh fruits on the altar.  Make other sweet offerings if you wish, such as honey, sweets, milk, curd, etc.

e)   Place the yantra alongside the deity of the yantra (if you have it) and your Ishta Devata.

f)   Take water with any leaf from any tree and sprinkle it on yourself followed by sprinkling on the yantra.

g)   Surrender yourself and ego completely to God and chant the mantra of the yantra for 21 times.

h)   Close your eyes and concentrate on the deity of the yantra to bless you in whatever endeavor you are trying to achieve.

By the way, here is the link to good information about yantras:

http://www.rudraksha-ratna.com/yantra.htm

 

Om Bholenath

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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.

 

http://www.rudraksha-ratna.com/showarticles.php?artid=23

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.

 

http://www.rudraksha-ratna.com/showarticles.php?artid=300

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.’

 

http://www.rudraksha-ratna.com/showarticles.php?artid=192

Why is Ganapati with the right Sided trunk not commonly worshipped?

1. Entire idol: Omkar, the unmanifest (nirgun) principle

2. Trunk: It is a popular belief that an idol with the tip of the trunk pointing towards the right and left are called right-sided and left-sided idols respectively; however this is not the case. One should not decide whether the idol is right-sided or left-sided depending upon which side the trunk is directed. It should be decided depending on the direction in which the initial curve of the trunk points. If the initial curve of the trunk in a Ganesh idol points towards the right and the tip of the trunk points towards the left yet the idol should be considered a rightsided idol. The reason for this is that, the initial curve of the trunk pointing towards the right indicates that the right (that is Sun) channel (nadi) of Ganapati is active.

Right Sided Trunk
Right Sided Trunk

Right Sided Trunk Ganapati
Right Sided Trunk Ganapati

2.1 Right-sided trunk: An idol of Ganapati with the trunk curved towards the right is called dakshinmurti or dakshi­nabhimukhi murti (the idol facing the south). Dakshin means the southern direction or the right side. The southern direction leads to the region of Lord Yama (Yamalok), the deity of death while the right side belongs to the Surya nadi (Sun channel). One who is able to face the direction of the region of Yama is powerful. So also, one with an activated Surya nadi is also radiant. Thus in both senses, the Ganapati idol with the trunk curved towards the right is said to be ‘active (jagrut)’.

One feels repulsed by the south direction because it is in that direction that scrutiny of one’s sins and merits is carried out after death, in the region of Lord Yama. Scrutiny akin to that done in the south after death, begins when alive if one faces the south or sleeps with the legs directed towards the south. The dakshinabhimukhi idol is not worshipped ritualistically in the usual manner because tiryak (raja) frequencies are emitted from the south. The ritualistic worship of this idol is performed by observing all the norms of ritualistic worship meticulously. Consequently the sattva component is augmented and one is not distressed by the raja frequencies coming from the south.

Left Sided Trunk
Left Sided Trunk

Left Sided Trunk Ganapati
Left Sided Trunk Ganapati

2.2 Left-sided trunk: An idol of Ganapati with the trunk curved towards the left is called Vamamukhi. Vam means the northern direction or the left side. The Chandra nadi (Moon channel) is situated to the left. It bestows tranquility. Besides, since the northern direction is spiritually favourable and bestows Bliss (Anand), mostly the Vamamukhi Ganapati is worshipped. It is worshipped ritualistically in the usual manner.

3. Modak (a sweet delicacy)

means Bliss (Anand) and ‘ka’ means a small part. So, modak is a small part of Bliss. A modak is shaped like a coconut, that is it is like the cavity ‘kha’ in the Brahmarandhra. When the kundalini (spiritual energy) reaches the ‘kha’ cavity, the spiritual experience of Bliss is obtained. The modak held in the hand signifies Bliss endowing energy. 

3.2 ‘The modak symbolises spiritual knowledge (dnyan): hence it is also called dnyanmodak. Initially it seems that spiritual knowledge is little (the tip of the modak represents this); but as one starts studying Spirituality, one realises its vastness (the base of the modak symbolises this.) A modak is sweet in taste. The Bliss acquired through spiritual knowledge too is like that.’

3.1 ‘Moda’

4. Goad (ankush) : Destroyer of the energies which are harmful to the mission of acquisition of spiritual knowledge and Bliss.

5. Noose (pash): Worldly bondage. The noose wielded by Ganapati signifies that He will tie the noose around negative entities and take them away.

6. Serpent wound around the waist: The universal kundalini (spiritual energy)

7. Hood of the serpent: Activated (jagrut) spiritual energy

8. Rat: The rat which represents the raja component is within the control of Ganapati.

Reference: ‘Ganapati’, Published by Sanatan Sanstha

Learn about Sattvik Ganesh Idol made by Sanatan Sanstha and spiritual experiences about the idol.

Currently hard copy of reference book is available in: English, Marathi, Hindi, Kannad, Gujrati, Bengali, Gurumukhi, Malyalum, Tamil, Oriya, Telugu

http://www.hindujagruti.org/hinduism/knowledge/article/why-is-ganapati-with-the-right-sided-trunk-not-commonly-worshipped.html

The Benefits of Rendering Service To Srimati Tulasi Devi

by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur, Gaudiya Bhasya.

NIRMITA TVAM PURA DEVAIR ARCITA TVAM SURASURAIH
TULASI HARA ME PAPAM PUJAM GRHNA NAMOSTUTE

(HARI BHAKTI VILASA 9/101 from SKANDA PURANA)

 Oh Tulasi, you previously appeared in this world due to the demigods. The
demigods and demons together worship you. Please remove all of my sins. I pay
my obeisances unto you. FOOTNOTE

YA DRSTA NIKHILA AGHA SANGHA SAMANI SPRSTA VAPUH PAVANI
ROGANAM ABHIVANDITA NIRASINI SIKTANTAKA TRASINI
PRATYA SATTI VIDHAYINI BHAGAVATAH KRSNASYA SAMROPITA
NYASTA TACCARANE VIMUKTI PHALADA TASYAI NAMAH

(HARI BHAKTI VILASA 9/104 from SKANDA PURANA, AVANTI KHANDA)

Just by looking at you (Tulasi), all sins become removed. Just by touching
you, one’s body becomes pure. By praying to her, all diseases practically
become removed. If one waters her or makes her wet, the fear of Yamaraja
(death personified) is destroyed. Just by planting or transplanting, one
achieves nearness to the Supreme Personality of Godhead. If someone offers
Tulasi at the lotus feet of Lord Sri Krsna, she awards liberation and devotion
to Him, therefore I pay my humble obeisances to such a wonderful Tulasidevi.

PRADAKSINAM BHRAMITVA YE NAMASKURVANTI NITYASAH
NA TESAM DURITAM KINCID AKSINAM AVASISYATE

(HARI BHAKTI VILASA 9/111 from AGASTYA SAMHITA)

 If someone daily goes around Tulasi and pays obeisances to her, there is no
more sin to be destroyed in him.

HITVA TIRTHA-SAHASRANI SARVAN API SILOCCAYAN
TULASI KANANE NITYAM KALAU TISTHATI KESAVAH

(HARI BHAKTI VILASA 9/116 from SKANDA PURANA)

 In Kali-yuga, Lord Sri Kesava, after giving up thousands of places of
pilgrimage and holy days, He resides in the forest of Tulasidevi.

DRSTVA SPRSTVA TATHA DHYATA KIRTITA NAMITA SRTA
ROPITA SEVITA NITYAM PUJITA TULASI SUBHA
NAVADHA TULASIM NITYAM YE BHAJANTI DINE DINE
YUGA KOTI SAHASRANI TE VASANTI HARER GRHE

(HARI BHAKTI VILASA 9/126,127 from SKANDA PURANA conversation between Lord
Brahma and Narada Muni)

 Any person who daily sees Tulasi, touches Tulasi, chants Tulasi’s prayers,
meditates on Tulasi, pays obeisances to her, hears about her, transplants and
worships her, he achieves all auspiciousness. Any person who does these nine
kinds of service goes to the abode of the Supreme Lord Hari and remains there
eternally.

SNANE DANE TATHA DHYANE PRASANE KESAVA ARCANE
TULASI DAHATE PAPAM ROPANE KIRTANE KALAU

(HARI BHAKTI VILASA 9/132 from SKANDA PURANA, AVANTI KHANDA)

 In Kali-yuga, Tulasidevi burns up all of a person’s sins who bathes her,
gives her in charity, meditates on her, eats her leaves, worships Lord Sri
Kesava with her, transplants her or sings her glories.

TULASY ALANKRTA YE YE TULASI NAMA JAPAKAH
TULASI VANA PALAYE TE TYAJYA DURATO BHATAH

(HARI BHAKTI VILASA 9/133 from SKANDA PURANA, KASI KHANDA Yamaraja instructs
his messengers)

 Oh messengers, anybody who is decorated with Tulasi wood or chants her name,
always protects a Tulasi forest, you should give up bringing such persons to
my abode.

DARSANAM NARMADAYAS TU GANGA SNANAM VISAM VARA
TULASI DALA SAMSPARSAH SAMAM ETAT TRAYAM SMRTAM
ROPANAT PALANAT SEKAD DARSANAT SPARSANAT NRNAM
TULASI DAHATE PAPAM VANG MANAH KAYA SANCITAM

(HARI BHAKTI VILASA 9/139,140 from PADMA PURANA)

 Oh best of the Vaisyas, seeing Narmada, taking bath in the Ganges, and
touching Tulasi leaves are equally meritorious. If somebody plants, protects,
waters, sees or touches Tulasi, then that person’s sins acquired by body, mind
and words are burnt into ashes.

YAD GRHE TULASI BHATI RAKSABHIR JALASECANAIH
TAD GRHAM YAMA DUTAS CA DURATO VARJAYANTI HI

(HARI BHAKTI VILASA 9/145 from PADMA PURANA, KARTIKA MAHATMYA)

 In any house where Tulasi Maharani is very carefully protected and watered,
the messengers of Yamaraja give up that house from a distance.

VISNOS TRAILOKYA NATHASYA RAMASYA JANAKATMAJA
PRIYA TATHAIVA TULASI SARVA LOKAIKA PAVANI

(HARI BHAKTI VILASA 9/151 from AGASTYA SAMHITA)

  As the daughter of Janaka, Sri Sitadevi, is very dear to Lord Rama, the
master of the three worlds, similarly, Tulasidevi, who purifies all of the
planets, is very dear to Him.

TULASI VAPITA YENA PUNYARAME VANE GRHE
PAKSINDRA TENA SATYOKTAM LOKAH SAPTA PRATISTHITAH

(HARI BHAKTI VILASA 9/157 from GARUDA PURANA)

 Oh king of the birds (Garuda), anyone who has planted a garden of Tulasi,
either in the forest or in the house, I truthfully say that he has won the
seven planetary systems.

SANSARA-PAPA VICCHEDI GANGA NAMA PRAKIRTITAM
TATHA TULASYA BHAKTIS CA HARI KIRTI PRAVAKTARI

(HARI BHAKTI VILASA 9/161 from BRHAN NARADIYA PURANA)

 As by chanting the name of Ganges, one becomes free from all kinds of worldly
sins, if someone chants the name of Tulasi or chants the glories of Lord Hari
with devotion, he gets the same merit.

TRNANI TULASI MULAT YAVANTYAPAHINOTI VAI
TAVATTIR BRAHMA HATYA HI CHINATY EVA NASAMSAYAH

(HARI BHAKTI VILASA 9/165 from BRHAN NARADIYA PURANA conversation between
Yamaraja and Bhagiratha)

 Anybody who removes the straw or dirt from the root of Tulasidevi, as many as
he has removed, that many sinful reactions of killing brahmanas will be
removed from him without a doubt.

DURLABHA TULASI SEVA DURLABHA SUNGATIH SATAM
DURLABHA HARI BHAKTIS CA SANSARARNAVA-PATINAM

(HARI BHAKTI VILASA 9/170 from BRHAN NARADIYA PURANA)

 Those people who have fallen in the midst of this material world, among them
worship of Tulasi is very rare, the association of real saintly persons is
very rare, and real devotion to Lord Hari is also very rare.

YASMIN GRHE DVIJA SRESTHA TULASIMULA MRTTIKA
SARVADA TISTHATE DEHE DEVATA NA SA MANUSA
TULASI MRTTIKA YATRA KASTHAM PATRAN CA VESMANI
TISTHATE MUNI SARDULA NISCALAM VAISNAVA PADAM

(HARI BHAKTI VILASA 9/183,186 from SKANDA PURANA conversation between Lord
Brahma and Narada Muni)

 Oh best among the brahmanas, in anybody’s house or on his body, if the mud
from Tulasi is available, they are not just men, but they are equal to the
demigods. Oh best among the sages, in anyone’s house, if there is the clay of
Tulasi, Tulasi wood, and Tulasi leaves available, that house is certainly a
place of Lord Visnu.

TULASI MULA SAMBHUTA HARI BHAKTA PADODBHAVA
GANGODBHAVA CA MRLLEKHA NAYATY ACYUTA RUPATAM

(HARI BHAKTI VILASA 9/189)

 Any person who puts on tilaka from the mud or clay from the root of Tulasi,
mud from the lotus feet of Sri Vaisnava, and mud from the Ganges is said to be
equal to the form of Lord Sri Visnu.

PATRAM PUSPAM PHALAM KASTHAM TVAT SAKHA-PALLAVANKURAM
TULASI SAMBHAVAM MULAM PAVANAM MRTTIKADY API

(HARI BHAKTI VILASA 9/191 from PRAHLADA SAMHITA and VISNU DHARMOTTARA)

 Leaves of Tulasi, flowers of Tulasi, fruits of Tulasi, branches of Tulasi,
bark of Tulasi, sprout of Tulasi, blossom or bud of Tulasi, and clay of Tulasi
are all completely purified.

YAH KURYAT TULASI KASTHAIR AKSA MALAM SURUPINIM
KANTHA MALAM CA YATNENA KRTAM TASYAKSAYAM BHAVET

(HARI BHAKTI VILASA 9/199 from SKANDA PURANA, AGASTYA SAMHITA, conversation
between Lord Brahma and Narada Muni)

 Any person who makes a beautiful japamala or neck beads out of Tulasi wood
and uses them, if he does not perform any worship to Lord Sri Visnu, all of
his activities become unlimitedly resultful.

YASYA NABHI STHITAM PATRAM MUKHE SIRASI KARNAYOH
TULASI SAMBHAVAM NITYAM TIRTHAIS TASYA MAKHAIS CA KIM

(HARI BHAKTI VILASA 9/200 from SKANDA PURANA conversation between Lord Brahma
and Narada Muni)

 If anyone daily has Tulasi leaves on his navel, in his mouth, on his head, or
on both of his ears, what is the use of him going to the places of pilgrimage
in this world?

YAH KASCIT VAISNAVO LOKE MITHYACARO’PY ANASRAMI
PUNATI SAKALAN LOKAN SIRASA TULASIM VAHAN

(HARI BHAKTI VILASA 9/202 from SKANDA PURANA)

 If any Vaisnava in this world becomes a liar or becomes degraded from his own
asrama, if he has a Tulasi leaf on his head, he can alone purify the three
worlds.

 Srila Sanatana Gosvami gives his Digdarsani-tika commentary on this verse,
stating that if Vaisnavas wear articles which have been offered to the Supreme
Lord, then one may question how a Vaisnava can wear something which has not
been offered to the Supreme Lord. In answer to this, it can be stated that
only a lying or cheating “Vaisnava” can do such a thing because they are all
hypocrites and not real Vaisnavas.

BHAKSITAM LUBDHAKENAPI PATRAM TULASI SAMBHAVAM
PASCAD DISTANTAM APANNO BHASMI BHUTAM KALEVARAM
SITA SITAM YATHA NIRAM SARVA PAPA KSAYAVAHAM
TATHA CA TULASI PATRAM PRASITAM SARVA KAMADAM

(HARI BHAKTI VILASA 9/213,214 from SKANDA PURANA conversation between Vasistha
and King Mandhata)

 Even if a most sinful hunter eats a Tulasi leaf and dies afterwards, whatever
sins he has in his body turn into ashes. As whitish and blackish water (Ganges
and Yamuna water) remove all kinds of sins, in the very same way, white
(green) and black Tulasis removes all kinds of sins, and if he eats these
leaves (after offering them to Lord Krsna), all of his desires are perfectly
achieved.

KRTVA PAPA SAHASRANI PURVE VAYASI MANAVAH
TULASI BHAKSANAN MUCYET SRUTAM ETAT PURA HAREH

(HARI BHAKTI VILASA 9/218 from SKANDA PURANA conversation between Vasistha and
King Mandhata)

 Any person, in his young age commits thousands of sins but later on eats a
Tulasi leaf, he becomes free from all sins. This narration was heard
previously near Lord Sri Hari.

KIM CITRAM ASYAH PATITAM TULASYA
DALAM JALAM VA PATITAM PUNITE
LAGNADI BHALA STHALAM ALAVALA
MRTSNAPI KRTSNA AGHA VINASANAYA
SRIMAT TULASYAH PATRASYA MAHATMYAM YADYAPI DRSAM
TATHAPI VAISNAVES TAN NA GRAHYAM KRSNARPANAM VINA

(HARI BHAKTI VILASA 9/226,227)

 What can I say about the wonderful glories of Tulasi? Her fallen leaves, her
rotten leaves and her water, even if fallen (mixed with her mud?) is
purifying. If even a minute quantity of the mud which has emanated from the
Tulasi root has been placed on one’s head, all of one’s sins are removed.
Although Tulasi is so glorious (and her leaves are so purifying), still
Vaisnavas never eat Tulasi leaves without first offering them to the Supreme
Personality of Godhead, Krsna.


“Anyone who has received initiation in the Vaishnava mantras is obliged to engage in regular worship of the Deity, including offering all he eats to the Lord. When devotees make such food offerings, they should remember to place tulasi leaves or flowers on them because Lord Vishnu does not accept any food without tulasi. Tulasi is most beloved of Lord Krishna and thus her leaves and flowers are also most dear to Him. The term värkñärcävatära, meaning the Lord’s incarnation meant for accepting worship (arcävatära) in the form of a tree (värkña) is applied to Tulasi Devi. Her leaves and flowers are therefore prescribed as an essential part of the worship of the Lord’s other arcävatära, i.e., the deity form of the Lord in the temple. These regulations are found in all the scriptural texts that describe the procedures by which one is to worship such deity forms of the Lord.”Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur, Gaudiya Bhasya.

http://www.hknet.org.nz/parishad94.htm

 

Pradakshina for Hanumanji

From:

rajendra prasad

Fri Nov 14, 2008 at

 :

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rudrakshabeadsocietiesclub/message/22524  

Namaskar,

The reverse Pradakshinam is performed if having an unsettled problem for a quite long time.It should be strictly done for a Mandalam (41days) Without break.

It is assumed that before you complete this Mandala Apradakshina your problem is solved. Now you have to do the Pradakshina for same Number of days at the same temple again without break. It is normally advised to do 101 Apradakshinams and if suppose ur health or physical condition is not helping you u can do 41 or a minimum of 9..The resuilts are fast if it is done at SriAnjaneya, SriGanesh or Lord Nrisimha Temples….
RP

On 11/8/08, Naveen
mailto:no_reply@yahoogroups.com”>no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Sat Nov 8, 2008
hi all..
Namaskar..

Yeterday when i visited temple i was shocked as 1 man was doing pradakshna for hanumnaji…

regularly we will do it from left to right but he was doing it from right to left…i got surprised and asked him why r u doing like that..then he told his guruji told to do the same for 41 days….but i was not able to ask reason why he was doing like that…’

please can any one explain what it means and the reason for the same and the outcome what we call doing the pradakshna from right to left…

OM NAMA SHIVAYA…
Om Nama Shivya , Naveen

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