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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Navamangali and Laxmi Dwadasa Naama sthothram - Golu 2014


I am posting the two important slokas to chant during Navarathiri on all nine days. One is Navamangali  (as given in Devi Bagavatham book) and the other Laxmi Dwadasa Naama (twelve names) sthothram of Mahalaxmi.

Kathyayyanee mahamaye bavani buvaneswaree
Danyoham athibakyoham baavithoham mahathmabi
yahprushtam soomahath punyam puranam vethavithkrutham
Namodevyai prakruthyaisa vthathryai thaitham namaha
Kalyanyai kamadaayai sa vruthyai sithyai namo nama:
Sath sithananda roopinyai samsararanaye nama:
Panchakruthyai vthaatryi buvaneswaryai namo nama:
Greedathe logarasana sagathe sinmaya: siva:
Aahaarasthyai sathaananda: vaasasthe hruthyam mama
Nama: sivayai kalyanyai santhyai bushtyai namo nama:
Bagavathyai namodevyai ruthrayai sathatham nama:
Jaya jaya jayadare jayaseela jayaprathe
Yagna soogara jaye thvam jayadevi jayavahe
Soogathe mosoothe devi prassanna bava sundari
Pushpasaaranandaneeya thulaseekrishna jeevani
Namasthe thulaseeroobe namo lakshmi saraswathi
Namo durge bagavathy namasthe sarva roobini


Source :(http://hinduspirit.blogspot.com/2010/05/navamangali-mantra.html)


SREE LAXMI DWADASA NAAMA STHOTHRAM
( By chanting the below Dyana sloka followed by twelve names of Mahalaxmi,one will be blessed with children and prosperity)
DYANAM
KAANTHYAA KAANCHANA SANNIPAAM
HIMAGIRI PRAKYAIS CHATURBIR KAJAIHI
HASTHOTHSHIPTHA HIRANMAYAAMRUTHAKADAIHI
AASICHYAMAANAAM SRIYAM
PIPRAANAAM VARA MAPJA YUKMAMABAYAM
HASTHAIHI KIREEDOJVALAAM
SHOWMAAPATHA NIDHAMBA BIMBA LALITHAAM
VANDE ARAVINDHA STHITHAAM

THRILOKYA POOJITHE DEVI KAMALE VISHNU VALLABE
YADHA THVAMACHALAA KRISHNE THADHA BAVA MAYEE STHIRAA
EESWAREE KAMALA LAXMIHI CHALA BOODIR HARIPRIYA
PADMA PADMALAYA SAMYAK UCHAIHI SREEHI PADMADHAARINI

I am also giving the link for Milagu vadai made during Navarathiri for Moolam star. Goddess Saraswathi Aavahanam is done on this day and the neivedhyam is offered for moolam star.
It is similar to Anjaneyar vadai (which is put as garland). I followed Shanthi Krishnakumar's recipe (version 1 ) last year and it came out very well. I saved the pictures, when I prepared on
Sapthami day (11.102013).
I thank Shanthi madam for this authentic recipe. Here is the link.
http://shanthisthaligai.blogspot.com/2010/08/anjaneyar-vadai-milagu-vadai.html



Navamangali and Laxmi Dwadasa Naama sthothram - Golu 2014


I am posting the two important slokas to chant during Navarathiri on all nine days. One is Navamangali  (as given in Devi Bagavatham book) and the other Laxmi Dwadasa Naama (twelve names) sthothram of Mahalaxmi.

Kathyayyanee mahamaye bavani buvaneswaree
Danyoham athibakyoham baavithoham mahathmabi
yahprushtam soomahath punyam puranam vethavithkrutham
Namodevyai prakruthyaisa vthathryai thaitham namaha
Kalyanyai kamadaayai sa vruthyai sithyai namo nama:
Sath sithananda roopinyai samsararanaye nama:
Panchakruthyai vthaatryi buvaneswaryai namo nama:
Greedathe logarasana sagathe sinmaya: siva:
Aahaarasthyai sathaananda: vaasasthe hruthyam mama
Nama: sivayai kalyanyai santhyai bushtyai namo nama:
Bagavathyai namodevyai ruthrayai sathatham nama:
Jaya jaya jayadare jayaseela jayaprathe
Yagna soogara jaye thvam jayadevi jayavahe
Soogathe mosoothe devi prassanna bava sundari
Pushpasaaranandaneeya thulaseekrishna jeevani
Namasthe thulaseeroobe namo lakshmi saraswathi
Namo durge bagavathy namasthe sarva roobini


Source :(http://hinduspirit.blogspot.com/2010/05/navamangali-mantra.html)


SREE LAXMI DWADASA NAAMA STHOTHRAM
( By chanting the below Dyana sloka followed by twelve names of Mahalaxmi,one will be blessed with children and prosperity)
DYANAM
KAANTHYAA KAANCHANA SANNIPAAM
HIMAGIRI PRAKYAIS CHATURBIR KAJAIHI
HASTHOTHSHIPTHA HIRANMAYAAMRUTHAKADAIHI
AASICHYAMAANAAM SRIYAM
PIPRAANAAM VARA MAPJA YUKMAMABAYAM
HASTHAIHI KIREEDOJVALAAM
SHOWMAAPATHA NIDHAMBA BIMBA LALITHAAM
VANDE ARAVINDHA STHITHAAM

THRILOKYA POOJITHE DEVI KAMALE VISHNU VALLABE
YADHA THVAMACHALAA KRISHNE THADHA BAVA MAYEE STHIRAA
EESWAREE KAMALA LAXMIHI CHALA BOODIR HARIPRIYA
PADMA PADMALAYA SAMYAK UCHAIHI SREEHI PADMADHAARINI

I am also giving the link for Milagu vadai made during Navarathiri for Moolam star. Goddess Saraswathi Aavahanam is done on this day and the neivedhyam is offered for moolam star.
It is similar to Anjaneyar vadai (which is put as garland). I followed Shanthi Krishnakumar's recipe (version 1 ) last year and it came out very well. I saved the pictures, when I prepared on
Sapthami day (11.102013).
I thank Shanthi madam for this authentic recipe. Here is the link.
http://shanthisthaligai.blogspot.com/2010/08/anjaneyar-vadai-milagu-vadai.html



Thursday, September 11, 2014

NAVRATHRI 2014-IST

This year Navarathri celebrations are from 25th September to 2nd October. Vijaya Dasami on 3rd October. As per the Almanac, the Mahalaya Amavasya is on 23rd September. As Amavasya thithi is also prevailing on 24th till 12.25PM (IST) the nine day puja  which starts only on Pradamai thithi,this year starts on Thursday (25th September)Arranging golu padi (dolls) and kalasastapana can be done on 23rd or 24th (till amavasya thithi rules)during an auspicious time.
This year there are only eight nights of celebration instead of nine nights.Again the Ashtami thithi is only upto 8.47am on eighth day (2nd October) so the puja for Ashtami and the Durga Ashtami festival is on 1st October. Since it is on 7th day both saptami and ashtami puja is on 1st October.
I am posting the link for spread sheet(chart) giving the details of nine ways of worshiping and offering to be made during the 8 days.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AlPi-SCjGqUXdFV3ek1ZR1pJQ2hmejFuaS1ZMEJjRnc&output=html

In  India in every Hindu home Shakthi the Mother Godess is honoured in their own tradition.  Even in temples Durga Devi is portrayed as blessing the visiting devotees in various forms during the ten day festival. In accordance with  the lunar calender, as per the astrological  star of each day, Alankaram (form) is chosen  to symbolize the triumph of good over the evil and portrayed on all 10 days.
Source: Kanaka Durga Temple, Vijayawada, A.P.


Let us Pray Devi by chanting slokas of Durga, Balathripura Sundari, Gayathri, Annapoorani, Lalitha Thripura Sundari, Mahalaxmi, Saraswathi, Mahisasuramardhini. Rajarajeshwari on Dasami is the Alankaram in temple.
MAHADEVYAICHA VIDHMAHE SARVASHAKTHYAICHA DEEMAHI THANNO DEVI PRACHODAYATH.
Happy Bathakamma to all my friends in Hyderabad. Bathakamma Panduga is the special way of celebrating  Navarathiri in Telangana region. It is a delight to watch ladies and girls performing the fete around the decorated flower plate. This is another form of worship to Maa Durga from her devotees.  

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Kolam/Mugulu drawn during Navarathiri

The pictures below are taken from my 2011 posts. The Kolum is drawn in Puja place or before Golu. Day one using rice flour pulli/dots kolum (hridayakamalam) is put , On 2nd day Kattam pottu, wheat flour kolam, On 3rd day a flower kolam using pearls. On 4th day padikattu kolam using akshadai, on 5th day Bird kolam using Kadalai, on 6th day Devi namam (names) using paruppu, on 7th day Thittani using flowers, on 8th day Padmam using Kasu (coins) and on 9th day Any Ayudam using camphor (karpooram) are drawn.
Starting with pulli kolum, the clockwise pictures are the nine kolum to be put during Nine days
The center Picture is the Puja at Seattle during 2013


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

NAVARATHIRI-2014 (USA /PST)/Kumari pujai/Navadurga pujai

I am happy to post the Navarathiri chart continuously for the sixth year. It gives me a great pleasure in sharing this with my relatives and friends, who follow the details given in my spread sheet.  This year the Navarathiri puja starts on  Wednesday,24th September. Amavasya is on 23rd and Kalasa stapanas and arranging Golu/dolls can be done on this day.Pradamai thithi is on 24th wednesday and 1st day puja for Devi starts on this day. The puja can be performed on consecutive 8 days till Navami,
Thursday 2nd october. Vijaya Dasami is on 3rd October.
I shared the details which I followed from the book DEVI BAGAVADAM, in my earlier posts. This year the chart is prepared based on the Almanac (date) and showing in tabular columns the nine ways to worship Goddess by offering Prasadam as per thithi, star, day, performing puja with nine types of flowers and aromatic leaves, and fruits. putting daily a different Kolam using a different material each day (http://hemakrish-beshanaindiansamayal.blogspot.com/2014/09/kolam-during-navarathiri.html )and in the evening Sundal neivedhyam to be offered using the  pulse as per  Navagraha. Different eatables to be given to Kanya each day.
Kumari puja-worship of a young pre-puberty girl is given prominence during Navrathiri. As per Devi Bagavadam a girl child starting from the age of two  to ten  is worshiped each day. Alternatively on the last day of Navrathiri we invite nine young girls and honor them by washing their feet, offering them prasada and giving them a token.
During Navrathiri we maintain a sattvic lifestyle of vegetarian food. One usually fasts during these nine days, taking one meal at sunset of a particular type of food. The fast is ended on the eighth day,
Ashtami by worshiping nine young girls.As per tradition, puris, kesari and sundal are served to young girls. While doing so, each girl is assumed as one form of Goddess Durga. Accordingly by chanting the name of each form, the worship is done honoring the girl. Thus Navadurga  or Nine manifestations of Ma Durga worship is also fulfilled.
These are the Nine forms of Goddess Durga representing Her various attributes.

1) Shri Shailaputri - daughter of the Himalayas, yielding steadfastness.
2) Shri Brahmacharini – personifying purity, deep love and shraddha.
3) Shri Chandraghanta – who holds the power and Soma of the Moon.
4) Shri Kushmanda – unfolds bliss, happiness and well-being.
5) Shri Skandamata - Mother of Skanda, she personifies eternal fire.
6) Shri Katyayani – the power of transformation as the aspect of Ma Kali.
7) Shri Kalaratri – destroyer of darkness and ignorance.
8) Shri Mahagauri – bestower of purity and endless virtues.
9) Shri Siddhidatri – bestowal of all accomplishments, spiritual powers and knowledge.
Courtesy:hindupad

I am giving below the link for the chart which is as per US time. This year there is a variation in the chart from that of Indian time ( IST). In India the Navrathiri puja starts on 25th September and ends on 2nd October. Vijaya Dasami is on 3rd. The Puja for Sapthami and Ashtami are to be performed on same day (ie) on sapthami thithi (1st October) and Navami on 2nd October. Hence I prepared two separate charts. In US,  the puja is to be performed on all 9 days starting from 24th September through 2nd October.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AlPi-SCjGqUXdE9XRjBCaUtVSUxSRmM5S08xa1Znd2c&output=html
Wish you all a happy Navrathiri. Let us offer and pray with deep shraddha and reverence and am
sure Devi will confer Her devine grace.
The link prepared as per Indian Time is posted in the following post.