Paath, Jaap, Kathas
Paath, Jaap and Kathas are meant to harness positive energies at home and workplace. Recitation of Paath and Kathas at home helps us coming closer to the traditional Hindu culture and helps in passing on the Vedic knowledge from one generation to another. Jaaps and strict penance like Fastings are meant to propitiate the lord. Explore further to know more about various Paaths, Jaaps and Kathas which you can book.
Shri Satyanarayan Katha and Puja is done for the blessings of Narayan form of lord Vishnu. As per Bhagvata Puran, Narayan is considered as the supreme lord who created the universe. Doing this Puja on a Purnima (Full Moon) or Sankranti is considered highly auspicious but this Puja can be performed at any other time too as per the convenience.
Basic Vidhi of this Puja
Reference: Puja Prakashan
Sit comfortably and pray to lord Ganesha, goddess Gauri, lord Varuna, lord Vishnu and other dieties for their blessings so that this Puja gets successfully concluded. After Sankalp take a flower in hand and pray to lord Satyanarayan. Once lord Satyanarayan is offered fruit, Jal, and other Samagri; Satyanarayan Katha can commence.
Significance of Swaminarayan Katha:
The story begins with a question put by a Rishi, that how will mankind welfare in Kalyug when people will not be connected with Shastras and Vedic knowledge. Lord Narad once asked this question to lord Narayan and in response lord Narayan told keeping the fast of Satyanarayan and reciting or listening to the Katha of Satyanarayan with full devotion will be enough for the general welfare. Lord Narayan suggested, a Puja can be done in the evenings on any day for lord Satyanarayan. Satyanarayan katha and Puja is considered as one of the simplest remedy in the times of Kalyug.
Towards the end of this Puja and Katha, an Aarti is sung for Satyanarayan and Shri Jagdish Swami.Learn More
Akhand Ramayan is the process of reading Ramayan in continuous 24 hour. Shri Ramcharitmanas also known as Shri Ramayana is an epic written by Tulsidas (also known as Goswami Tulsidas) was a Hindu poet-saint, reformer and philosopher of 16th Century renowned for his devotion for the God Rama. Originally, the Ramayana was written by Sage Valmiki in Sanskrit language. Tulsidas was acclaimed in his lifetime to be a reincarnation of Valmiki, the composer of the original Ramayana in Sanskrit.
The benefits of Akhand Ramayana are innumerable but few of them are:
- It provides Peace, Prosperity & Happiness in the family.
- It is considered auspicious for beginning of any new venture like starting of a Business, Entering a New House (Grah Pravesh), Birth of a Child, Marriage Ceremony, etc.
- It prevents any unexpected harm and danger especially related to Health.
- It creates a very pious and divine atmosphere at a place.
A good time to do this puja is Ram Navmi which is considered as the day of birth of Lord Rama... Learn More
Sundar Kaand is the fifth chapter out of seven chapter holy book "Ramayan".
Story: When lord Rama sets out for searching Sitaji towards Lanka, they were at the bank of sea at Rameshwar and were planning how to cross the sea. Jamwant reminded Hanumanji of having a divine power of flying. Hanumanji at once sets out towards Lanka in search of Sitaji. This is the commencement of Sundar Kaand. On the way Hanumanji met a lot of obstacles in the form of demon Sursa and Lankini, he however successfully reaches Lanka by over powering them. On arriving at Lanka he meets Vibhishan (brother of Ravana) where Vibhishan tells Hanumanji about the critical situation of Sitaji and told about Ashok Vatika. Hanumanji meets Sitaji after showing the proof of being the ambassador of Lord Rama. He then destroys the Ashok Vatika upon which Ravan gets annoyed and sent his sons to kill him but in this process one of the Ravan's son got killed. Hanumanji himself allowed to be captured and be produced in front of Ravan. Ravan orders his followers to lit a fire on Hanumanji's tail. Hanumanji grew his tail bigger and bigger and as a result whole Lanka got engulfed in fire. After doing this Hanumanji went to meet Sitaji and said He will come with lord Rama to rescue her. Hanumanji narrated the whole incident to lord Rama on returning from Lanka. Upon this lord Rama started his journey towards Lanka by creating Ram Setu (Stone Bridge) on the sea and enters Lanka.
Power of Sundara Kaand: After completing the end verses of Kishkindhakand Tulsidasji felt that next portion should be written in presence of lord Hanumanji. So he started Sadhana and Upasana to which Hanumanji accepted and came. Sunder Kaand was written in front of Hanumanji and at the end of Sunder Kaand, Tulsidasji requested Hanumanji to bless his devotees who recite this Kaand. This request was accepted by Hanumanji.
Recitation of this Paath is good for:
- Health, wealth and prosperity
- Fulfillment of wishes and work
- Protection against danger, losses and diseases
- Riddance from negative energies and negative karma
Rudra Abhishek puja is an ancient practice that has been followed in india since time immemorial. 'RUDRA' means 'SHIVA', the benevolent, the destroyer of evil and 'ABHISHEK' means ceremonious of holy bath given to a deity and 'PUJA' means that which is born out of fullness. Through this puja one can aim for inner peace and fulfillment.
Lord shiva is worshiped in this puja in his Rudra form. Rudra Abhishek is considered as one of the greatest puja's to eradicate all the evils and to attain all the prosperity and peace.
In this puja Lord Shiva is worshiped in the form of Linga or Lingam and Abhishek is performed with different articles such as flowers, belpatra, milk, coconut water, honey, curd, sugarcane juice etc.
Relevance of Rudra Abhishek:
Everything surrounding us is either in the form of an energy or a mass. Energy form is either positive or negative. When we pray to Lord Shiva - the lord of transformation, the entire negative energy around us in the form of diseases, depression and misery gets transformed into peace, prosperity and happiness... Learn More
Rudra Abhishek is done in the name of individual with his / her sankalpa i.e. the specific pupose for which they are getting the puja performed.
This puja is performed with a crystal 'Linga' and chanted by the ancient mantras which gets absorbed in specific materials like curd, milk, ghee, honey etc. This is then offered to Lord Shiva with reverence, love and gratitude.
Das Mahavidhya puja is done for 10 forms of Shakti. Mahavidhya means supreme knowledge. whoever does this puja, Goddess Shakti bestows spiritual liberation and material comfort on him / her. 10 forms of Shakti covers all forms of womanhood ranging from the most beautiful forms to the most horrific forms.
10 Forms of Shakti:
Benefits of this puja:
- Blessings of Mother Parvati
- Harness health, wealth and prosperity
- Relief from diseases
- Ward off negative energies
On one ocassion things got little out of hand between Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati. Lord Shiva was walking out on Maa Parvati to which Maa Parvati assumed 10 different forms and covered 10 directions which made it impossible for Lord Shiva to leave. Every manifestation of Devi revealed an eternal truth to Lord Shiva... Learn More
One of the ancient Sanskrit mantras, Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is a verse of Yajurveda. It is the great death-conquering mantra, which is popularly referred to as Tryambakam Mantra, as it is identified with the three-eyed Hindu deity - Lord Shiva.
The Mantra has many names and forms. It is sometimes called the Rudra Mantra, with reference to the furious face of Lord Shiva. On the other hand, when it is called the Tryambakam Mantra, then it is referred to the alluding three eyes of Lord Shiva. When it comes to life, Mrityunjaya Mantra is called the Mrita-Sanjivini Mantra. The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is said to have been found by Rishi Markandeya. It was a secret mantra, and Rishi Markandeya was the only one in the world who knew this mantra.
The Moon was once in trouble, cursed by King Daksha. Rishi Markandeya gave the Mahamritryunjaya Mantra to Sati, Daksha's daughter, for the Moon. According to another version this is the Bija mantra as revealed to Rishi Kahola that was given by Lord Shiva to sage Sukracharya, who taught it to Rishi Dadhichi, who gave it to King Kshuva, through whom it reached the Shiva Purana. It is also called the Rudra mantra, referring to the furious aspect of Lord Shiva; the Tryambakam mantra, alluding to Shiva's three eyes; and it is sometimes known as the Mrita-Sanjivini mantra because it is a component of the "life-restoring" practice given to the primordial sage Sukracharya after he had completed an exhausting period of austerity. Its Devata is Rudra or Lord Shiva in his fiercest and most destructive roopa or aspect.
Meaning of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra in English:- OM. We worship and adore you, O three-eyed one, O Shiva. You are sweet gladness, the fragrance of life, who nourishes us, restores our health, and causes us to thrive. As, in due time, the stem of the cucumber weakens, and the gourd if freed from the vine, so free us from attachment and death, and do not withhold immortality... Learn More