• AN INSIGHT INTO CUDDAPAH SRI PARAMAHAMSA SACHIDANANDA YOGEESHWARAR MAHA SWAMI

  • Satguru Naatha Saranam Jaya Jaya - Sachidananda Saranam Jaya Jaya !

Ways to Worship

A basic guide to worship mentally and physically

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PARAMAHAMSA, THE HOLY PRECEPTOR

Dear Devotees and Disciples,

Keep the photograph of Sri Yogeeshwara Swami or the statue of His Holiness at a place of prominence on aplatform of  three feet high and the  photo or the statue must face the sunrise direction. Beneath this, place a photograph or statue of Siva Lingam. Besides, keep Lord Ganesha photograph or a statue.

Lamp is lit. Offer flowers and fruits and container of water.

This type of worship is acceptable to any devotee and it is therefore the main worship centre of His Holiness. Each one may have one’s own image or idol as the object of worship.

Altar

THE DIETIES AT THE EAST TAMBARAM MUTT, CHENNAI, A GOOD EXAMPLE OF THE ABOVE ALTAR SET UP.

MENTAL WORSHIP

2Mental worship is another pure form of pooja, done the following way : Fix the mind at TRIKUTI – the point between the two eyebrows (AJNA CHAKRA ).
  • Visualise the images of Yogeeshwara, Siva Lingam and Lord Ganesha at the AJNA CHAKRA point, the divine third eye
  • Lit the lamp and offer flowers and fruits and water.
  • Chant the relevant devotional songs.
  • Offer Benzoin smoke ( Dhoopam ) and camphor ( Karpuraarthi ) to the above images mentally.
  • Meditate for half an hour and gradually, increase your duration of meditation.
    ” Note: All the above are performed at the Trikuti mentally.”
  • Purity of body and Anushtaanam observations as prescribed in the Vedantha book written by His Holiness Sri Yogeeshawara are the preconditions to commence the Pooja.chakra

THE VISION OF AJNA CHAKRA SEEN BY YOGI RAMANANDA

PHYSICAL WORSHIP

There are various steps in performing pooja. Purity of body, mind and soul is the key to open divine grace through devoted pooja. The main steps in the pooja are as follows:

1. THIRUCHARAN

Worshipping the Lotus Feet of the Lord.

Sloka:
Hari Aum Shanthi ! Shanthi !! Shanthihi !!!

Agara Ugara Magara Naatha
Aanai Mugathu Annale Saranam !

Satguru Naatha Saranam Jaya Jaya
Sachidananda Saranam Jaya Jaya

2. KODI VANAKKAM

Singing the praise of the Lord with obeisance and hoisting the Holy Flag.

Sloka:
Narayani Raagam – Aadhi Taalam

Bharatha Kodi Paareer – Ethai
Potri Panikom Vaareer Olageer

Sathiam Dharman Shanthi Nilavum
Thathuva Nganak Kodi
Nithi Yanantha Nir Vigaaran
Sachidanantha Sri Sathguru Naatha

Bakthi Yogam Nyanam Arulum
Mukthi Nilai Kattum
Paramahamsa Paartha Sarathi
Parivudanaruliya Bagavathgeethai Maha

3. THIRUKKATHAVANTH THIRATHAL

Opening the doors.

After lighting the lamp and to perform the KALASHA POOJA, raw rice must be kept spread over in a plate which has to be kept on a platform that is at least one and a half feet above the ground level; over this a Holy Chakra must be drawn with the stalk of a flower and to fill an Urn preferably made of some metal like brass or copper, with pure water mixed Rose water and camphor powder.

The KALASAM must be decorated with a bunch of green and fresh mango leaves which should be inserted in such a fashion that the leaves must look like a bloomed lotus flower. Now, a neatly made coconut must be kept in the urn such that it occupies the mouth of the urn and the mango leaves, with the shaft of the coconut visible. Now, the whole urn with spots with turmeric powder and sandal paste and the urn must be adorned with  the holy cloth specially made for this purpose.

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THE HOLY CHAKRA

After this, the following articles must be kept ready for the Holy Ablutions :

  1. Gingily Oil
  2. Soapnut powder
  3. Raw root powder
  4. Cow’s milk
  5. Yogurt
  6. Cow’s ghee
  7. Honey
  8. Tender coconut
  9. Lemon juice
  10. Sugar cane juice
  11. Fruits such mango, jack, plantains, orange and grapes – only 5 types; It is otherwise known as PANCHAMRUTHA.
  12. DASANGA powder made out of 10 fragrant flower / roots.
  13. Sandal solution
  14. Rose water
  15. Holy ash
  16. Cooked rice

All these articles meant for the ablution must be kept separately in 16 bowls and arranged around the Holy Urn in a circumambulatory way from the right side of the Urn.

After this a spoonful of turmeric powder must be mixed with water to form a thick and hard paste to create the image of Lord Ganesha, a lump has to be made out of this which has to be in a plate and placed in front of the Holy Urn and the turmeric Ganesha must be decorated with sandal paste and vermilion.This form of turmeric powder must be placed on a betel leaf in the plate. Plantains, betel leaves, areca nuts must be placed before the whole setup and the performers must sit in a comfortable position with a mental prayer to the God for His blessings.

The worship must begin with the following Ganesha Sthuthi followed by the sloka :

Ganesha Sthuthi :
SHUKLAM BHARADARAM VISHNUM
SASIVARNAM, CHATHUR BHUJAM
PRASANNA VADHANAM DHYAYETH
SARVA VIGNOPA SHANTHAYEH

Summary:
Oh! The four handed moon-coloured God
The white powder heaven, the happy-faced
Vishnu-form is worshipped for the removal
of all obstacles and for establisment of peace.

Sloka :
Pubalam – Aadhi

Manikkathavanth Thiranthiduvaai Maasatra Maamaniye
Maragathap Ponmaanikka Maanithiam Mathavane
Paniththarul Panigalellam Parivudan Purithal Vaendum
Paramahamsa Sachidananda Sathguru Pasupathiye
Thanikkonaa Thaagangkonde Thaalinai Vanthadainthom
Thairchiranthongunth Thanthai Dayanithiye
Thanithidu Dhaaganth Thannai Dhavaraja Thathparane
Thalirmehni Kandidavae Thaalthranth Tharulvae

4. ARULAMUTHA NATHI

After this the KASHA POOJA must be commenced invoking the rivers GANGA, YAMUNA, SARASWATHI – all the holy rivers. Later Sankalpa Pooja must be made.

Sloka :
Aathibaran Sadaimuditha Arulganga Dhavi Potri
Ariparanthaman Magizh Arulyamuna Dhavi Potri
Ayannavilamarntha Thiru Arulvani Dhavi Potri
Aadiyisainththodivarum Arulamutha Nathiye Potri Potri

5. THIRUPPALLIYEHUCHI

Lord must be invoked with 2 specific slokas,

Sloka 5.1 :

Pubalam – Aadhi

Thiruvilakkaetri Thozhuthu Nirkintranam
Thiruvadi Paninthida Thavayoga Singgame
Irulathu Kazhinthathu Iraviyum Yezhunththanan
Innarul Purunthida Iraivane Yezhunthiraai
Peruveli Paravidunth Tharunamum Aanathu
Pearalip Pizhambe Paramane Yezhunthiraai
Marulagantru Ammul Malarnthidunj Sudare
Maathava Sachidaananthaa Yezhuntharulvaye

Sloka 5.2 :

Pubalam – Aadhi

Kaagam Karainthathu Kaarirul Marainthathu
Kadappaima Purivaasa Kamalane Thuyilezhai
Paagamenu Malarthuuvi Paravinintrom Manathin
Veagamthaduthanda Veanthe Thuyilezhai
Mohatthirai Maayai Maraintholi Thohntritu
Maakadal Nanjunda Maamani Thuyilezhai
Sohamkalainthathu Surian Thohntrinaan
Suthra Thaariye Yezhuntharulvaaye.

Followed by the worship with lamp, camphor, Benzoin smoke to the idol under worship; the idol must be decorated with flowers chanting the sloka;

SATGURU NAATHA SARANAM JAYA JAYA
SACHIDANANDA SARANAM JAYA JAYA

Followed by this, the idol must be given the ablution with pure water saying ” AUM NAMASIVAYA”.

6. THIRUMANJANAM ( ABISHAEGAM )

Now, ablution with gingily oil must be made; the idol must be decorated at the head either with a leaf or with a flower, followed by chanting of sloka for this and be worshipped. After this, the flower/leaf has to be removed, the above cited sloka has to be chanted followed by water ablution. Ablution with the other items mentioned above must be followed.

Later, the idol has to be smeared with cooked rice while uttering the sloka. After removing the rice from the idol, the Urn containing the pure water must be worshipped chanting the sloka of the Ganges. The same type of must be repeated with milk, curds, ghee, honey, sugarcane juice, fruit salad, holy ash and sandal paste.

During each ablution, the item must not be allowed to go down. On the other hand, it must be collected for distribution among the assembled devotees at later stage.

Sloka 6.1 :

Arutguru Paramahamsa Sachidanantha Yogeesa
Therutperum Samarasam Vohngum Thuyavane
Marutpagai Neekum Maamani Marunthe Nin
Arunthavak Kanaltheera Arunthailam Anintharule

Sloka 6.2 : SIGAIPODI / SOAPNUT POWDER

Agama Vedam Anantha Nulunarnthoi
Dhagamaai Thavayoga Sithiyellam Petru
Aaga Puranan Yaarenra Arinthavaa
Sohamenum Suntharaa Sigaipodi Anintharule

Sloka 6.3 : PACHAI KICHILI

Ichai Yelamattra Iraiye Emmaane
Achuthanavathaaram Azhagia Singamodu
Pachaima Marangal Suzhntha Kodikottai Malaivasa
Pachai Kichiliyum Parinthu Anintharule

Sloka 6.4 : MILK / PAAL

Ellaiyila Eagambathureinthidum Eesan
Sollai Saathitha Suyayoga Senjudare
Thollai Perumpiravi Thuyarneengunth Thunaivane
Ellanth Tharunithi Aavinpaal Anintharule

Sloka 6.5 : CURD / THAIR

Maayan Manivannan Maanilathu Avatharitha
Aayarguam Vilangum Anivilakkam Govinthan
Neayamai Gobiyar Kaanaatha Vannam
Thuyamaiyunda Theenththair Anintharule

Sloka 6.6 : GHEE / NEI

Poiyana Volaga Vazhvai Virumbiyantho
Seiyathana Cheyyunj Jagathor Thanthiruntha
Seithanaye Jeevappramma Ikkia Maraithannil
Meip Porulunarthiavaa Neikaappum Anintharule

Sloka 6.7 : HONEY / THEAN

Malarelam Nugarnthu Varunjchiru Vandinangal
Palarasamum Samarasamaai Kuutti Inaithe
Salamelaam Inittha Naruththeenjuvai Thanvaditthu
Elagunarunt Theanathanai Inbamudan Anintharule

Sloka 6.8 : TENDER COCONUT / ILANEER

Thanniyarkai Arputhanthan Ennenbean Iraiva
Insuvaiyum Ilanungum Inithethan Muttri
Pannedunaal Parama Vunakke Padaippathagum
Thennamutha Neeraium Thirumeanikku Anintharule

Sloka 6.9 : LEMON JUICE / ELUMICHAI
Maalum Aranayanum Mathavam Purivanapol

Saalum Suguna Sivayoga Sithparane
Kohlunj Seluthi Kudimuzhuthat Konda
Elumicha Meanianaai Enthai Rasam Anintharule

Sloka 6.10 : SUGARCANE JUICE / KARUMBU

Irumputharum Manathanai Ilagidum Vannam
Irunaadi Inainthilagum Thanmaithanaik Kaatti
Thirunama Manthiramam Ajabai Upatheasigane
Karumpin Rasamithanai Kanivudan Anintharule

Sloka 6.11 : 5 FRUIT MIXTURE / PANCHAMIRTHAM

Thanchamen Trunathuthiru Thaal Vanthadaivaarkku
Anchalena Abayath Thirukarang Kaattum
Panchakkara Porulaai Polinthidum Paramananthaa
Panchamirathamithai Parinthu Anintharule

Sloka 6.12 : MIXED LOOSE FLOWERS / KATHAMBAM

Santhatham Samsaara Saakarath Thazhvaarku
Banthabasam Kalainthu Pathinilai Thanunarthi
Anthagan Anugatha Arulneri Kattumeesa
Kanthak Kathambamum Kanalmaenik Kanintharule

Sloka 6.13 : SANDAL SOLUTION / SANTHANAM

Pitthavenap Paadum Sundarar Potrumem
Attha Aranae Ambalathadum Amsane
Nittham Paninthaethum Ninadiyarkkarul Puriyum

Satthu Sithantha Santhanam Anintharule

Sloka 6.14 : ROSE WATER / PANNEER

Panneri Nilaiyelam Pagarnthanai Vontrenevea
Kanmanang Karainthu Nanmonam Nilaiperavae
Sonna Sollontre Suthaai Yiruthineer
Panneetrin Parimalam Parambarane Anintharulae

Sloka 6.15 : HOLY ASH / THIRUNEERU

Mummalam Arukkum Mukkalam Niraitharum
Vemmai Maranap Pinithavirkkum Perumaruntham
Thammai Marantha Dhavayoga Tharparanae
Ambuli Vannath Tharulneerum Anintharulae

Sloka 6.16 : COOKED RICE / ANNABISHEGAM
Paruvathak Kallaipol Polinthidung Kaatchiye

Panpinor Paravum Parasivap Pathiye
Paaruyir Anaithum Pasiyaari Sugam Pera
Parivudan Anintharul Palingu Polanname

Sloka 6.17 : SAGALA GANGAI – IRUTHI

Gangai Yamunai Saraswathy Muthalaaya
Pongum Nathaiyelam Ponmaenikae Pozhinthom
Thangkuthadaiyintri Tharanivuir Thaan Thazhaikum
Sangkaiyila Samarasam Oongavarul Yogees

7. AADAIYANIGALAN

Now, all the materials used to decorate and worship the idol must be removed, wiped out with a piece of good cloth and redecorated while chanting the sloka.

Sloka :

Kaanaganthannil Kadunthavam Thaan Purinthu
Monanthanai Pettra Moorthiam Munivane
Thaananth Thavayoganth Tharaniyarkkum Thaanalitha
Aanantha Yogeesa Aadai Anigalanum Anintharulae.

8. ALANGARAM

The idol has to be decorated at the forehead and feet with the holy ash, sandal paste, vermilion while chanting the sloka.

Sloka :

Kannaeru Padumazhagu Karunaimig Yeesane
Pannaeru Panpalar Paravunth Thirumuaeniyinai
Vinnavarum Mannavarum Vianthu Potrukintra
Venneerum Thalagamum Vimalane Anintharulgave

9. MALAR MALAI SATRAL – FLOWER GARLAND

The idol must be garlanded at the neck chanting the sloka. At the stage, the PRASADAM to be offered to the God – betel leaves, areca nut, holy water, fruits and the coconut of the Urn must be kept ready.  

Sloka :

Poomalai Punainthu Ponmanithanai Saatri
Paamalai Paadi Paninthethi Pootri
Sanmaalai Thaanisaithu Soottinom Suyanjothi
Panmalai Paadiyaadi Paravinom Anintharule

10. 108 ASHTOTRA ARCHANAI

Ablutions of the favourite Gods may be made according to the individual devotee’s capacity.
Click on the link to your Ishta Devatha to access the 108 Ashthotra Shata Nama Archana Sthothiram.

Sri Vinayaga Ashthothira Shata Namavali Sthothiram
Sri Subramunya Ashthothira Shata Namavali Sthothiram
Sri Ekambareshwara Ashthothira Shata Namavali Sthothiram
Sri Parvathi Ashthothira Shata Namavali Sthothiram

11. THE 108 HOLY NAMES OF SACHIDANANDA YOGEESHWARA

Every pooja must be preceded by an invocation which must contain words in praise of the Lord, who is being worshipped. Lord Siva is known to be provoked quickly as well as the lord becomes pacified to confer unexpected boons of the benefits andhappiness on the devotees. This prayer therefore is in Adoration of the Yogeeshwara Swamiji, the famous devotee of Lord Siva.

Om  Annai Thandaiyumaana Endhai Guru Naatha Potri
Om  Aaruyirayilangum Agaramudalaanavaa Potri
Om  Igonthanil Parathaipera Inithava Tharithoy Potri
Om  Eeraandirkachi Eesanai Kandohy Potri
Om  Unmai Vuruvadhai Vulathee Poosanai Puraidhoi Potri
Om  Ookkamunarchi Yaan Maanasapoojai Panneeraandu Payinravaa Potri
Om  Engum Nirainthilagum Yiraiyarul Yeerthoi Potri
Om  Aekambatthirai Guruvaal Yoga Ubadesam Pettroy Potri
Om  Iyanaranaal Paramahamsa Sachidananda Yogeeswararanaai Potri
Om  Orumaiyil Thavayoga Saadanai Purindha Chaturaa Potri
Om  Onkara Natha Munthasanathanthanarinda Thalaiva Potri
Om  Oviyam Aganra Arulgnana Aasaan Potri
Om  Hahra Vatthamaagi Amirthamunde Aandava Potri
Om  Karunambigai Perundevi Yannai Pathiye Potri
Om  Kaanaka Gukaikalile Kadunthavam Purindoi Potri
Om  Kizhathiyin Solirkisainde Illathirunthava Potri
Om  Keezhpuvi Gukaiyamaithu Nirvigarpam Nilaithoi Potri
Om  Kugaithanil Panmurai Pannal Thavam Purindha Muniye Potri
Om  Kootruvarukaalamunarnthu Perundevikkaruliya Thunaiva Potri
Om  Kedumulaga Vaadhaneyei Vittaganra Thuraviye Potri
Om  Kedurunththatuva Saettai Thavirtha Semmale Potri
Om  Kaivalya Yogamura Viasapuri Vuraindhoi Potri
Om  Kodumpuli Yadar Kanaka Kadikottaiyadi Vaasiya Potri
Om  Konagi Kadunthava Nilaikanda Ninmala Potri
Om  Gowripathi Eesanaar Koppam Yogeesa Potri
Om  Sakalarumuyndida Jeeva Brahmaikkiya Vedantha Ragasiyam Aruliyava Potri
Om  Sadanai Puraidida Yogpa Desika Potri
Om  Sivatharaka Ajapathi Manthropa Kaariye Potri
Om  Jeenathma Paramathma Ilatshanam Pakarnthoi Potri
Om  Suttha Brahma Nilaiyarinda Sugavaariye Potri
Om  Suriya Chandira Shokkumam Vuraithoi Potri
Om  Sepparithanahthathuvam Sareeralayam Kayyinai Potri
Om  Saevikku Murai Vaguttha Senadhipathiye Potri
Om  Soundarya Jalasthambhana Yogakangathatam Amarndoi Potri
Om  Daranihil Thavaraja Yoga Singathiruve Potri
Om  Thalinai Yadaintharkarul Tharuvoi Potri
Om  Thithikkum Thiruvadi Deetchai Tharundayalu Potri
Om  Theeya Neri Thavirthu Thooya Neri Kattuminba Variye Potri
Om  Thunbanththudaithalum Thuraiyarul Neya Potri
Om  Thoonga Thookkamadil Thoogiya Dhuriyatheethane Potri
Om  Deiveeka Vaazhvu Tharun Thevathi Theva Potri
Om  Degadi Bogamellam Sohkadiyil Maraitha Jothiye Potri
Om  Thaiyalar Mayakkellam Pokkum Porkunre Potri
Om  Thodaradhu Muppazhai Dhagithidum Kanale Potri
Om  Thoniyai Thuyar Kadalil Thonridum Sudare Potri
Om  Thouthi Kriyadi Kadantha Duvithatheetha Potri
Om  Nambinaikarulpuriyum Naayaka Potri
Om  Naadantha Yogantham Navinra Siddantha Potri
Om  Nilai Koorungalandha Podantha Vedantha Potri
Om  Needulagil Panchetti Aalayam Niruvinai Potri
Om  Nunnarivu Thandarulum Noolpala Vagutthava Potri
Om  Nulkalin Ragasiyam Vilanga Vaithava Potri
Om  Nedumaalum Ayanariya Namasiva Mandiraa Potri
Om  Nethiram Moonrudaiya Muppuram Yerithava Potri
Om  Naindurugum Nenjathul Niraitha Nannidiye Potri
Om  Nodip Podum Nilla Nenjai Niruthidum Nittha Potri
Om  Noyurum Jananadhiyai Thavirthidum Marunde Potri
Om  Nauliyal Kayasuddhi Navinra Narkunre Potri
Om  Pasupathi Pasam Paganra Paramananda Potri
Om  Patham Panindilagum Paramayogarkarulvoi Potri
Om  Pirai Kuraiyaadu Jadamudi Dharitha Sankara Potri
Om  Beethi Tharum Pambaninda Paraparane Potri
Om  Puramoonru Meritha Punidangana Anna Potri
Om  Poorva Janmangkandapunya Kiruthohbadeshika Potri
Om  Petrathayir Siranda Perundayai Budda Potri
Om  Parelandarungkarunai Nabi Nayaga Potri
Om  Paiyuraktri Meiyyur Nerikattum Vaendhe Potri
Om  Ponvanna Meni Petra Punitha Porkunre Potri
Om  Pokkuvaravatra Porun Ngana Desika Potri
Om  Baudeeka Madthathetha Magathuva Mamaniye Potri
Om  Mandira Yandira Thirupaadha Kamala Potri
Om  Maasatra Marakadha Maanikka Malaiye Potri
Om  Minnoppa Maeniyellam Milirum Ennappa Potri
Om  Meedalathu Siddivelanthikazhum Vitthaga Potri
Om  Muthozhil Purivalla Munipungayeesa Potri
Om  Moovarungkaana Muzhu Yoga Nilaikanda Moorthiye Potri
Om  Meithava Ozhukkamum Melana Vaazhvu Tharum Vallale Potri
Om  Mediniyilirava Yoga Nerivaguttha Meygnana Shitthane Potri
Om  Maikanta Mamaniye Masatra Nadatharase Potri
Om  Mozhikku Mozhi Porul Vilangum Pothaka Potri
Om  Mogakkadal Kadanthu Muthikarai Kattu Mudhalva Potri
Om  Mounathe Ananda Peralikkungkalippe Potri
Om  Valvinaiyagatri Varamelamalitha Varadane Potri
Om  Vaanam Pozhindu Valamelamonga Vaiyyam Shezhikka Seivoi Potri
Om  Vikarpa Sankalpa Vinaiyellam Neekkunal Vaazhve Potri
Om  Veerukonda Kundali Pambaiyattum Parame Potri
Om  Ulagellam Paravum Uthamayoga Therppara Potri
Om  Urnthidum Unarval Ulloli Villangum Uyarve Potri
Om  Vennirangonda Nirgunavuru Kandava Potri
Om  Venduthal Vaenda Vettumaiyatra Vimalane Potri
Om  Vaiyathu Vaazhum Vagaiyelamalitha Vallaba Potri
Om  Padinillai Kadanthu Pathnilai Kanda Paramananda Paere Potri
Om  Pothumarai Mudivum Anubavam Porunthum Punniya Potri
Om  Naalvagai Neriyum Narinrarul Puriyum Nayaka Potri
Om  Attanga Yogamum Avanikkalitha Annale Potri
Om  Iyama Meethena Inidarul Purinda Iraiye Potri
Om  Niyamakiriyai Nithiyam Vagutha Nirmala Potri
Om  Aasanadigal Avaitharu Nalamum Arulinoi Potri
Om  Pranayamamenum Bramma Vithayai Prasithi Seytha Brahmame Potri
Om  Prathyakara Perunilai Yarulunthaaruve Potri
Om  Thaaranaiyathile Thanadai Paetrai Thayavudan Thantha Thandaiye Potri
Om  Dhiyana Nilaiyil Thiruvelam Vilangum Voliye Potri
Om  Samadi Koodi Samarasamongum Sachidananda Sivame Potri
Om  Baktharum Muktharum Yaavarum Potrum Iraiye Potri
Om  Thiruvadi Kaatti Thirunilai Koottum Thiruvuruvaana Deva Potri
Om  Abayakkaram Neetti Anbudananikkum Amme Potri
Om  Unmaiyuruve Uvappila Voliyaam Uthama Sathguruve Potri
Om  Paramahamsa Sachidananda Yogeesa Parabrahmame Potri Potri

Thanks giving favours from the devotees, 108 hymns, the flowers, leaves must be, at this juncture, carried out one by one offering each item at the holy feet of the Sri Swami. Around this time, all must unitedly utter the word AUM which will bring total blessings of the Lord.

12. DHOOBAM

Benzoin smoke must be offered while chanting the sloka,

Sloka :

Paabamagattrum Parama Ninnadi Potri
Thaabavirathamum Thanegum Thal Potri
Soabamagalum Suyanchuedar Patham Potri
Dhoobam Kamazthnthana Dhooyava Potri Potri

13. NAIVETHYAM

Now, offerings of the NIVEDANA or the prepared eatables, holy water must be made amidst the chantings of sloka,

Sloka :

Insuvai Koodum Annam Iraivaneh Aetrarulga
Thenkaniyavum Waithom Thevane Aetrarulga
Vaantharum Amuthaneer Vallale Aetrarulga
Ponnodu Thambulam Puvaneesa Aetrarulga

“Oh Lord ! You Are Offered Holy Water, Fruits And Cooked Foods And Seek Blessings Of Yogeeshwarar.”

14. DHEEBA AARTHANAI – OFFERING THE HOLY LAMPS

Offering the holy lamps from Orudheebaarathanai to Kumbha Deebharathanai. For each dheebaarathanai, specific sloka must be uttered.

14.1 Oru Dheebarathanai – Prithivi – Earth

Sloka :

Baagam Parinthalitha Parasivai Parane Potri
Maegavanna Kannan Maeniyumanai Potri
Sohgam Thaniyangum Sunthara Yogi Potri
Aegambathu Lingamann Oruparanchudare Potri

“Oh Lord ! Thou Art The Earth Of The World. I Offer My Prayers To Thee.”

14.2. Iru Dheebarathanai – Appu – Water

Sloka :

Iruvinai Thanagatrumeesa Ninnadigal Potri
Karunaiyin Vadivumana Kudappai Nagar Deva Potri
Thirumarai Nangumana Thooyaninpatham Potri
Thiruvanai Neerilinga Iruparanchudare Potri

“Oh Lord ! Thou Art The Water Of The World. You Are Praised By Offering This Lamp To Thee.”

14.3. Dheebaarathanai – Fire – Light

Sloka :

Muppurameritha Mukkan Mudalvane Attha Potri
Oppiyamaal Ayanungkaana Adi Mudimalargal Potri
Appane Annamalai Arutsivaiyamme Potri
Sepparithantheyuliniga Mupparanjudare Potri

“Oh Lord ! Thou Art The Light Of The World Existing Invisibly. I Offer These Fresh Flowers Onto Your Holy Feet And Seek Thy Blessings !”

14.4 Dheebaarathanai – Vayu – Wind

Sloka :

Kannappan Naalaaril Kandakaliye Potri
Ennappan Engaruvenum Yoogeesamaniye Potri
Thannappan Thannappenenrettum Dayabaraipaka Potri
Ponnappan Kaalatthivaayulinga Narparanjudare Potri

“Thou Art My Guide. Thou Art My Teacher, Thou Art Everything To Me And I Offer My Prayers To Thee.”

14.5. Dheebaarathanai – Space – Sky

Sloka :

Anjal Anjalenraadum Ambalavaana Potri
Nenjagathongumnimala Ninkazhalgal Potri
Senjolar Paadiyadum Paramanarutpugazhdhan Potri
Kunjitha Paatha Chidambaraa Kasalinga Imparanjudare Potri

“Oh Lord ! You Are Praised To Exist As Omniscient Thus Covering The Entire Creation, In The Sky, In The Space.”

14.6. The Final Dheebaarathanai

Sloka :


Thanam Neenga Daruma Neri Thavara Iraiye Potri
Kanamunai Marava Kazhaladi Malargal Potri
Sinanthavirthatkonda Sirpara Sivame Potri
Ananda Deepam Hamsananda Arutsiva Oliye Potri

”Oh Lord ! You Are Praised For The Bright Light Rays That You Emit To Brighten The Universe And The Lives Therein . You Are Praised For The Joy You Have Conferred On All Your Subjects.”

14.7 Pot Dheebaarathanai

Kumbha Deeparadhana Praising The Atma And Paramatma The Lord Who Is In The Potter.

Sloka :

Thadangkanmalar Mangai Thirupakaa Potri
Padameduththadum Paambaninthidum Parane Potri
Udambinilurainthidum Ulloliuyire Potri
Kodappaimaapuriyeesa Kudadeepa Chudare Potri

” Oh Lord ! You Are Life Of Lives On This Earth. You Are The Wearer Of Venomous Snakes Around Your Neck. You Are Our Soul ! You Are Praised By Offering The Lamp You Have Blessed Us With.”

15. KARPURA AARTHI

Now, camphor pooja with sloka must be offered.

Camphor Is Burnt To Offer Our Prayers To The God Under Worship.

Camphor’s Sublime Nature Indicates All The Sublime
Elements Of The Creation By Lord.

Sloka :

Ongidum Polivudan Utthamachudare Potri
Thangalam Kanda Thavayoga Chudare Potri
Pongiye Bwiyellam Thangidunjudare Potri
Mangalam Karpoora Maniyarutchudare Potri

“Oh Lord ! You Are Offered The Karpurathi In Praise Of Your Penance And Spreading Holiness All Over The World”

16. BHAJANA VALI – SINGING THE SONGS OF YOGEESHWAR

After this, the devotees may sing separate Songs of His Holiness Sri Yogeeswar. The remaining devotional songs must be sung together in chorus by all the devotees. After this, Upanishads may be said. The pooja may be glorified with devotional meditation while bhajans may be sung by any individual devotee followed by others in chorus. The MAHA MANGALAM indicating the completion of the pooja, may be made with songs from Maha Mangalam Section, when all the devotees join the individual devotee who leads the chorus.

By now, the Holy water from the Urn must be sprinkled over the Ashram and also on all the assembled devotee followed by the distribution of holy ash, offered flowers, holy water, etc. It is preferred that food as ‘prasadam’ may be served to all the devotees on these occasions.

In short, if the worship is offered with deep devotion and sincere concentration and meditation, His Holiness Sachidananda Yogeeshwara will confer on you the greatest benefits of the life and bestow upon you His blessings and offer His Guidance to a contented and happy life; this is the Truth and nothing but the Truth.