Sat Kriya Sara Dipika, Part Fourteen

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by Shrila Gopala Bhatta Gosvami

 

Svastikam

 

om svasti no govindah
svasti no ‘cyutanantau
svasti no vasudevo vishnur dadhatu
svasti no narayano naro vai
svasti nah padmanabhah purushottamo dadhatu
svasti no vishvakseno vishveshvarah
svasti no hrishikesho harir dadhatu
svasti no vainateyo harih
svasti no ‘njanasuto hanur bhagavato dadhatu
svasti svasti sumangalai kesho mahan
shri krishnah saccidananda ghanah sarveshvareshvaro dadhatu

 

“May Govinda, Acyuta, Ananta, Vasudeva and Vishnu, give us auspiciousness; may Nara-Narayana, Padmanabha and Purushottama give us auspiciousness; may Vishvaksena, the Lord of the world, Hrishikesha and Hari give us auspiciousness; may Garuda and the great devotee Hanuman, son of Anjana, give us auspiciousness; may the great auspicious Lord Krishna, who is like a transcendental rain cloud full of eternity, knowledge and bliss, give all prosperity and auspiciousness.”

 

om svasti na indro vriddha shravah
svasti nah pusha vishvavedah
svasti nas tarkshyo arishtanemih
svasti no brihaspatir dadhatu
om anena svastikena shubhadhivasah astu

 

“May Indra, who hears much praise, give us auspiciousness; may the sun god, who knows all things, give us auspiciousness; may Garuda, with unblemished weapons, give us auspiciousness; may Brihaspati, give us auspiciousness.”

 

Note: A silver svastika or a svastika drawn in kum-kum on a silver plate is used.

 

Sindhura

 

om sindhoriva pradhvane shughanaso
vatapramiyah patayanti yahvah ghritasya
dhara arusho na vaji kashtha
bhindan nurmibhih pinvamanah
om anena sindhurena shubhadhivasah astu

 

“Flashing like the sun, like streams of rushing water, strong and full of life the streams of ghee fall upon the fire. Like fast steeds carrying the offering, breaking through all obstacles, the ghee swells in waves, dissolving the wood.”

 

Conch

 

om pratishrutkaya artanam ghoshaya bahuvadinam
anantaya mukam shabdaya adamvaraghatam
mahase vinavadam kroshaya tunavadham
aparasparaya shankhadhvam balaya vanam- pato
vanyaya davapam
om anena shankhena shubhadhivasah astu

 

@TRANSLATION

 

Kajjala (collyrium)

 

om samiddhvo-anjan kridaram matinam
ghritam agne madhumat pinvamanah
vaji vahan vajinam jatavedo devanam
vakshi priyam asadhastham
om anena anjanena shubhadhivasah astu

 

“This anjana, the offering of ghee, a storehouse of intelligence and guidance, flaming, sweet and fragrant, is swelling in the fire. As a horse carries a rider, the fire carries our offering to the place of eternal pleasure. “

 

Rocana

 

om yujanti vradhnat arusham carantam
pari-tasthushah rocante rocana divi
om anena rocanena shubhadhivasah astu

 

“Those who link themselves to the Supreme Lord, strong as a horse, bright like the sun travelling through the sky, shine in the same manner in the eternal sky.”

 

White mustard seed

 

om rakshohanam balagahanam vaishnavimidam aham tam balagamutkirami
yam me nishtyo yamamatyo nicakhanedam aham tam balagamutkirami
yam me samano yamasamano nicakhanedam aham tam balagamutkirami
yam me sabandhur yamasabandhur nicakhanedam aham tam balagamutkirani
yam me sajato yamasajato nicakhanotkrityam kirami
om anena siddharthena shubhadhivasah astu

 

“O killer of demons, O voice of Vishnu that destoys evil spells, I now destroy any evil magic that any stranger or near-one has buried to do me harm; I now destroy any evil magic buried for me by anyone equal to me or unequal to me; I now destroy any evil charm that has been buried for me by any relative or non-relative; I cast out that magic spell.”

 

Gold

 

om hiranya-garbhah samavarta tagre
bhutasya jatah patir-eka asit
sa dadhara prithivim dyam utemam
kasmai devaya havisha vidhema
om anena kancanena shubhadhivasah astu

 

“To which Lord should we offer oblations in sacrifice? To He, that in the beginning created the golden womb, who from the beginning was the Supreme Lord of all creation and who held the earth and the heavenly planets firmly.

 

Silver

 

om rupena vo rupam-abhyagam tutho vo vishvaveda vibhajatu
ritasya-patha pretacandra dakshina vi svah pashya vyantariksham yatasva sadasyaih
om anena rupena shubhadhivasah astu

 

“Through your beauty I have become beautiful; may the tutha- priest, Vishvaveda, distribute you. Go forth, giving light, on the path of truth. Look favorably upon the heavenly planets and space. Unite with the priests who keep the yajnashala.”

 

@FOOTNOTE on tutha priest

 

Copper

 

om asau yas tamro aruna uta babhruh sumangalah ye
cainagm rudra abhito dikshu shritah sahasrasho ‘vaishagm heda imahe
om anena tamrena shubhadhivasah astu

 

“The Lord bright like the sun, copper red, all auspcious, also called Rudra, resides in all directions, and expands a thousand fold like the rays of the sun. We approach you to remove our impurities.”

 

@FOOTNOTE: The thousand headed Purusha manifests the three characteristics of Vishnu, the maintainer, Hiranya Garbha, the creator and Shiva, the destroyer. All these potencies are manifested from Him, though the demigods Brahma and Shiva are designated the position to work under the direction of the Lord. Here the Supreme Lord is being addressed in His aspect of Shiva (auspiciousness), as in this mood, He can remove our misconceptions due to false ego. The poetic language of the Vedas is written as such, so that those whose faith is firm in the modes of passion and ignorance will think these descriptions are referring to the demigods. While in actuality, the Vedas only speak of the Supreme Lord and His activities, manifested through His incarnations, devotees and unlimited potencies.

 

Ghee Lamp

 

om mano jutih jushatam
ajyasya brihaspatih yajnam
imam tanotu arishtam yajnagm imam dadhatu vishve devasa iha madayantam
om pratishtha
om anena dipena shubhadhivasah astu

 

“Let the alert mind enjoy the ghee. Let the Lord start the sacrifice. Let the Lord bestow a sacrifice free from fault. Let the lords of the universe and sacrificer, enjoy here. Please may you all be present here.”

 

Mirror

 

om krishno vai sac-cid-ananda-ghanah
krishna adi purushah
krishnah purushottamah
krishno ha u karmadi mulam
krishnah saha sarvai-karyah
krishna kasham krid-adisha mukha-prabhu-pujyah
krishno nadis-tasmin-ajandantar bahye
yam-mangalam tal-labhate kriti
om anena darpena shubhadhivasah astu

 

“Lord Krishna is the color of a new rain-cloud, therefore He is compared to a transcendental cloud full of eternity, bliss and cognizance. He is the original and supreme person. He is the origin of all activities and the one and only Lord of all. He is the worshipful Lord of the best of demigods, the controller of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Krishna is without any beginning. Whatever auspiciousness is found within or beyond this universe the devotee obtains in Krishna alone.”

 

Fragrant oil

 

om tad vishnoh paramam padam
sada pashyanti surayah
diviva cakshur atatam
om anena sugandhi-tailena shubhadhivasah astu

 

“The devotees continually see the Supreme abode of Vishnu, who like the sun in the sky, spreads His influence and blessings everywhere.”

 

Tumeric

 

om vishnoh vikramanam asi vishnoh vikrantam asi
vishnoh krantam-asi vishnoh krantam-asi
yujyantyasya kamya harih
vipakshasarathe shono ghrishnuh na vahasa
om anena haridriyena shubhadhivasah astu

 

“You are the three steps of Vishnu. Golden hued, as fleet as birds, carriers of the man who endeavours, the horses yoked to the chariot of the sun.”

 

Cloth

 

om yuva suvasah parivitah agat
sa u shreyan bhavati jayamanah
tam dirasah kavaya unnayanti
sadhya manasa devayantah
om anena vastrena shubhadhivasah astu

 

“He comes well clothed and youthful with sacred thread. Being twice born he is the best and most attractive. The wise men, desiring the Lord, meditating on him within their minds, are raised up to knowledge.”

 

Thread

 

A thread dyed in tumeric and sindhura should be tied around the wrist of the groom nine times by a Vaishnava brahmana. A married women with children should tie a thread around the brides’ wrist seven times. While tying they should chant the following mantras :

 

om sutranam prithivim dyam anehasam susharmanam aditi supranitam devo naram
surindram anagasam asmaratim aruhe masma syaye
om tad vishnoh paramam padam
sada pashyanti surayah
diviva cakshur atatam

om krishno vai sac-cid-ananda-ghanah
krishna adi purushah
krishnah purushottamah
krishno ha u karmadi mulam
krishnah saha sarvai-karyah
krishna kasham krid-adisha mukha-prabhu-pujyah
krishno nadis-tasmin-ajandantar bahye
yam-mangalam tal-labhate kriti

 

@FOOT NOTE: For a man, the thread is tied on the right wrist, for a woman, on the left. As the right side of a man’s body is considered auspicious, while for the woman, the left. This procedure of tying the threads to the wrists of the beneficieries is also applicable in other samskaras whenever the Adhivasa is performed.

 

Camara

 

om vato va mano va gandharvah saptavimshatih
te agre ‘shvamayunjaste asminjavamadadhuh
om anena camarena shubhadhivasah astu

 

“The wind, the mind, the all knowing gandharva, the twenty seven constellations, all gather before You and offer homage unto You.”

 

Sandal wood

 

om kah asi katamah asi kasmai tva kaya tva
sushloka sumangala satya rajan
om anena camarena shubhadhivasah astu

 

“You are the Supreme Lord. You are one without a second. You are the object of all offerings and the instrument of all activities. You are the Supreme ruler, the most famous, the most auspicious and pure.”

 

Note: A piece of sandal wood, not paste, is to be shown.

 

All Items

 

All the items should be gathered together on a tray and offered:

 

om pratipan asi pratipade tva
anupadasy anupade tva
sampadasi sampade tva
tejo’si tejase tva

 

“You are the beginning. I approach You to commence this rite. You are the activity in progress. For continuing the activity I approach You. You are the completion of the activity. For success I approach You.”

 

The tray of articles should be given (to the yajamana )to touch.

 

A four-wick, a five-wick, a seven-wick lamp or something similar, should now be offered (in the same manner as the other items).

 

Sattvika Vriddhi Shraddha

 

The performance of Nandi Mukha-Shraddha is not performed by Vaishnavas as it is an offense to the holy name to worship the forefathers. Therefore, this ceremony is replaced by worship of the guru-parampara and the offering of mahaprasadam (Sattvika Vriddhi Shraddha).According to ones’ capacity, one should first offer gifts such as cloth and rice to Vaishnavas and the brahmanas, without hesitation, while meditating on the Lord and doing so only for His pleasure.

 

Then, one should perform vasudhara and make marks on the wall with ghee. Then in the same place one should worship Maha-Bhagavata Cediraja with mahaprasada, water etc. (For the all the preliminary procedures see Appendix II)

 

@FOOTNOTE:

 

Shrila Vishvanatha Cakravarti Thakura in his Madhurya Kadambini describes three devotees as most magnaminous, Shrila Nityananda Prabhu, Jada Bharata and Cediraja Uparicara Vasu. The story of Uparicara Vasu, the great Vaishnava king of Cedi, is described in the Shanti Parva of Mahabharata and in the Vishnu-Dharmottara Purana.

 

Uparicara was cursed by the rishis to go to Patalaloka but even there he continued to worship Lord Narayana.When the daityas saw him they attacked him with their weapons, but were unable to hurt him.Then they tried preaching atheistic philosophy to him, but to no avail. Finally, seeing the daityas determination, Cediraja Vasu bestowed his mercy upon them, converting them all into devotees. The demigods, seeing the condition of this exalted Vaishnava, blessed him that while residing in Patala the pangs of hunger, thirst, weakness and distress would not affect him. He would drink the streaks of ghee called “vasudhara” that brahmanas offered to him with concentrated minds in sacrifice. Soon after, Lord Vishnu sent His carrier Garuda to bring Cediraja Uparicara Vasu to Vaikuntha.

 

Sat Kriya Sara Dipika, Part Fourteen

 

BY: SUN STAFF

 

Oct 16, 2016 — CANADA (SUN) — By Shrila Gopala Bhatta Gosvami. Printed by The Bhaktivedanta Academy, Mayapur (1995).

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