Saturday, January 21, 2012

Madhyandina Shukla Yajur Vedic Sandhya - 01

I have described below the Madhyandina Shukla Yajur Veda that I follow daily. It's not that I follow all the steps everyday - sometimes when I am pressed for time, I skip a few steps and directly dive into Gayatri Avahanam, but I never skip the basic purification rites described below.

Vishnu Smaram
Direction: Think of Vishnu, hold water in palm of right hand and sprinkllng water all around oneself recite the mantra.
ॐ अपवित्रः पवित्रो वा सर्वावस्थाम् गतोऽपि वा ।
यः स्मरेत् पुण्डरीकाक्शं स बाह्याभ्यन्तरः शुचिः ॥
Whether pure or impure, in whatever condition one may be, he who meditates on the Lotus Eyed, becomes cleansed both within and without.

Achaman
Sip water and recite: ॐ ऋग्वेदाय स्वाहा ॥
Sip water and recite: औं यजुर्वेदाय स्वाहा ॥
Sip water and recite: औं सामवेदाय स्वाहा ॥
Sprinkling water on the ground and washing hands recite: औं अथर्ववेदाय नमः ॥

Sparsha
Touch lips with middle and ring finger of right hand and say : ॐ वाक्
Touch the nostrils and say: औं प्राणः
Touch right eye and left eye and say: औं चक्षुः चक्षुः
Touch right ear  and left ear and say: औं श्रोत्रम् श्रोत्रम्
Touch navel and say: औं नाभिः
Touch heart and say: औं हृदयम्
Touch throat and say: औं कन्ठः
Touch forehead and say: औं ललाटम्
Touch head and say: औं शिरः
Touch tuft and say: औं शिखा
Put right hand on left shoulder and left hand on right shoulder and say: औं बाहू
Clasping hands and bowing down say: औं यशोबलमस्तु (Let there be fame and strength)

Pavanam or Purification (Standing)
Take water in palm of left hand and sprinkle with ring finger of right hand
ॐ ॐ पुनातु । - On head
ॐ भूः पुनातु । - On feet
ॐ भुवः पुनातु । - On Heart
ॐ स्वः पुनातु । - On Heart
ॐ महः पुनातु । - Throat
ॐ जनः पुनातु । - Eyes
ॐ तपः पुनातु । - Forehead
ॐ सत्यं पुनातु । - Head
ॐ तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि ।
धियो यो नः प्रचोद्यात् ।
ॐ सर्वं पुनतु । - Sprinkle water all around

1 comment:

  1. I AM A SHUKLA YAJURVEDI BRAHMIN. I FEEL PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN.AND I ALSO GLAD TO KNOW ABOUT MR.SUBHODEEP MUKHOPADHYAY WHO DESCRIBE THE SANDHYA WIDHI IN SIMPLE MANNER.
    EVERY BRAHMIN SHOULD FOLLOW THE STEPS OF TRIKAL SANDHYA EVERY DAY. THANKS. KIRANKUMAR FROM NANDED MAHARASHTRA.INDIA

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