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Varaha

 

Essence Of
Varaha Purana

 

39    ‘Sa-mantrak Vishnu Puja’ (Worship to Vishnu by Mantras)
Varaha Deva explained to Bhu Devi the ‘Puja Vidhan’ (Procedure of Worship) of Narayana supported by relevant Mantras. After taking bath and formulating a sincere ‘Sankalpa’or mental resolve to complete Vishnu Puja successfully, the ‘Karta’or the Performer should turn to the East with ‘Jwalajwali’ (Fire initiator) and ‘Kusha’grass in folded hands and state that the Creator of all virtuous beings should bless that the Narayana Puja be accomplished. Then turning to the West the Performer recites the Mantra: Om Namo Narayana repeatedly. Also recites the Mantra: Yatha nu Devam Prathamadi Karta Purana kalpam cha yatha vibhutih, Divi sthita chaadimananta rupah Amoghamogham Samsara Mokshanam (I pray at the beginning the Original Creator or Adikartha, Puranakalpa, Embodiment of Enormous Opulence, Anantha Swarupa, Unfailing Decider and Provider of Mukti). Then facing North, the Karta keeps on reciting Om Namo Narayana and states the Mantra as follows: Yajamahe Divyaparam Purana manadi madhyanta mamantha rupam, Bhavodbhavam Samsara mokshanam / Tatastheynaiva Kaalenabhutva vai Dakshina-, mukhah Namah Purushottamayethyuktva imam Mantramudaarahet ( I worship to Divinely, Supreme, and Ageless Narayana, You have neither beginning, center, nor end; You are the Creator of the Universe as also its Destroyer; thus saying facing South, May I recite Om Namah Purushottamaya); The next Mantra states:Yajamahey Yajnamaho Rupajnam Kaalam cha Kalaadikamaprameyam, Anantharupam Samsaaramokshanam, Achutey th manah krutva imam Mantramudahareth ( I pray to You, Rupajnam, Kaala Swarupa, Kaaladika, Aprameya, Yajna Swarupa, Anantha Rupa and Provider of Salvation from thee Universe).

Further the Karta becomes stable and motionless and states: ‘Yajamahe Soma Pathena Bhaavey Thri saptalokanatham, Jagatpradhaanam Mrityu Swarupam Samasara mokshanam / Ethesham Thrishu Sandhyasu Karma chaiva Samaacharet, Buddhimaan Mathiman bhutva yadeecheth Paramam gatim/ Yogonaam Paramo Yogo Gruhaanaam Guhyaanam Guhyamutthamam Samkhyaanaam paramam Saankhyam Karanaam Karmachotthamam/ (‘You are realisable by endless and selfless devotion about the Three Worlds viz. Urdhva or the Higher World, the Madhya or the Central World and Athah or the Lower World; Also You could be perceived about the Seven Lokas viz. Bhu, Bhuvah, Swah, Mahah, Janah, Tapah and Satyah; as also the Lower Lokas viz. Atal, Vithal, Sutal, talathal, Rasathal, and Patala; You are the Super Lord of the Universe, Mrityu Swarup and Mukti daata.’ In case, the goal of Life is to reach ‘Parama gati’, the Karta has to strengthen his outlook to perform ‘Tri Sandhya’ or Sandhya Vandana thrice a day, acquire Jnaan, and practise Sankhya Yoga which is the best of Karmas or activities.’)

‘Enmarana kaalepi Guhyam Vishnu prabhaashitam,
Buddhimaan Mathimaan bhutva vismaretra kadaachana/
Ya etat pathatey nityam kalyothyaya dhridhavrathah,
mamaapi hridaye nithyam sthitah satva gunaanvithah/
ya thena vidhaanena Tri Sandhyam karma kaarayet,
Trigyanyapi samprapya mama Lokaya gacchathi/

(If a person with good mind and consciousness at the time of death remembers the totality of the gist of the above Mantras, or Whoever reads the above Mantras in the morning and performs Tri Sandhya shall be fortified with the consciousness of Paramatma and shall take firm steps towards that goal). He shall indeed attain Vishnu loka!


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