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Shodasa Pooja [16 Steps]

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1 Shodasa Pooja [16 Steps] on Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:30 am

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Purva Puja:

1 – Aavahanam - Invocation.
In this step, we visualise the deity in our mind & offer flower or akshathai to the form or picture of the deity. Thereby we invoke the deity in the image.

Asmin bimbe ( or chithrapate) shree devam ( or deveem) dhyaayaami

Asmin bimbe ( or chithrapate) shree devam ( or deveem) aavaahayaami

2 – Aasanam - offering seat:
Offer flowers at the feet & chant
Aasanam samarpayaami

3 - Paadhyam - washing the feet
Offer one spoon of water from the cup with water to the empty cup & chant

Paadhyam samarpayaami

4 - - Arghyam - Washing the hands:
Offer one spoon of water from the cup with water to the empty cup & chant Arghyam samarpayaami

5 - Aachamaniyam - Inner purification;
Offer one spoon of water from the cup with water to the empty cup & chant
Aachamaniyam samarpayaami

6 - Madhuparkam - offering water

Offer one spoon of water from the cup with water to the empty cup & chant

Madhuparkam samarpayaami

7 - Snaanam - Bath:
Offer one spoon of water from the cup with water to the empty cup & chant
Snaanam samarpayaami

Again water for inner purification:
Snaanaanantharam aachamaneeyam samarpayaami

8 - Vasthram - Offering Cloth:
Offer flowers or akshathai chanting

Vasthram samarpayaami
Upaveetham samarpayaami

9 - Aabharanam - Offering ornaments:
Offer flowers or akshathai, chanting
aabharanam samarpayaami

10 - Gandham & Kumkumam - Offering sandalpaste & kumkum: Offer flowers or akshathai, chanting
Gandhaan dhaarayaami
Ghandhasyopari haridraakumkumam samarpayaami

11 - Pushpam - offering flowers
Offer flowers or akshathai, chanting
Pushpaam ( pushpaani) samarpayaami

At this stage perform Ashtothraarchana to the deity you have invoked

Uthara Puja - Second half of the puja:
12 - Dhoopam - Offering Incense:

Show the incense ( agarbathi) clockwise 3 times, chanting
Dhoopam aaghraapayami

13 - Deepam - Offering deepam from a small lamp;
Show another small lamp in front of the deity, clockwise, three times, simultaneously ringing bell with the left hand
Deepam sandars(h)ayaami

Offer one spoon of water from the cup with water to the empty cup & chant

Deepaanantharam aachamaneeyan samarpayaami

14 - Naivedhyam - Offering food ( dry or fresh fruit:)
Sprinkle one spoon of water on the naivedhyam & ringing the bell, offer the naivedhyam (broken coconut, fruits etc,) chanting
Om bhoorbhuvassuvah
Amrthopahstharanamasi
Praanaayah svaahaa
Apaanaya svaahaa
Vyaanaaya svaahaa
Udaanaa ya svaahaa
Samaanaaya svaahaa
Brahmane svaahaa
Naivedhyam nivedayaami

Offer one spoon of water from the cup with water to the empty cup & chant

Naivedyaanantharam aachamaneeyam samarpayaami

Offer betel leaves & nuts ( thamboolam), Chanting

Thaambulam samarpayaami

15 - Karpura niranjanam - offering lighted camphor:

Stand & show lighted camphor clockwise, ringing the bell with the left hand, chanting

Karpoora neeranjanam samarpayaami

Pour one spoon of water in cup chanting
Karpoora neeraajananantharam aachamaneeyam samarpayaami

16 - Vandanam - thanksgiving:
Offer flowers chanting
Manthrapushpam samarpayaami

Do self pradakshinam clockwise three times chanting

Yaani kaanicha paapaani janmaanthara krithaanicha
Thaani thaani vinas(h) yanthi Pradakshina pade pade

Offer namaskarams, chanting
Pradakshina namaskaaraan samarpayaami

The 16 puja steps are over. The invoked deity should now be taken back to His original Glory. For this, Move the deity or picture a little to the north, chanting

Asmaad bimbaad (chithra pate) s(h)ri devam (or devim) yathaa sthaanam pradishtaapayaami

Dedication to the Lord:
Kaayena vaachaa manasendryairvaa buddhyaathmanaa vaa prakrthes svabhaavaath
Karomi yadhyath sakalam parasmai naaraayanaayethi samarpayaami

Now pour a spoon of water in the cup chanting

Om thathsath ithi brahmaarpanamasthu

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