One who is worshipped by Bramha Rudra and Indra ,one who has infinite happiness and strength and knowledge and who is husband to Laxmi Lord Narayana is Supreme [ sarvottama] .
One who has tender lotus like feet resting on the thighs of Ramadevi , one who is lotus eyed ,Such Vishnu created chaturmukh Bramha and in answer to his first question preached Tantra sara as the first shastra .
Tanu is a dhatu [ in sanskrit ] describing what is elaborate[ extensive] in nature .[ vistara ] . the shastra that is extensive is known as Tantra . One that gives knowledge of tatva mantras [ tatva mantra samanvitaan ] and protects [ tranam ch kurute ] yasmat tantramityaabhidhiyate [ from the fear of sansaar ] is known as tantra .
Tantra sara is Vishnodita preached by Vishnu [ this shastra is no longer available in the mortal world . But Acharya Srimadananda teertha has collected the best out of this grantha and given us Tantrasara Sangraha .
Tantra shastra is also known as Agam . there are Shakta Shaiva and Vaishnav Agama . Acharya has only collected satvik Vaishnav agam for the upliftment of Satvikas .
The first word that LOrd NArayana uttered in this creation is ” OM ” . It is known as Pranav .
It has eight aksharas each representing eight forms of Lord Vishnu namely Vishwa Taijas Prajnya Turiya Atma Antaratma Gnyanatma , Paramatma [ akar ukar mkar naad bindu kala shant atishant ]
Narayanashtakshar mantra is born out of eight akshara of OM .
Three times avrutti of Ashtakashara gies rise to GAyatri .
- Naryana Ashtakshar
- Vasudev Dwadashakshar
- Bramha Gayatri
- Mtruka mantra
These are ashta mahamantras .
Amantrak kriya kvapi naivaarchadeeshu vidyate !
there is cannot be any pooja without the mantra .
manan sarva satvanam tranam sasaar sagaraat , manan tran sanyogat mantra ityuchchyate budhai:
mantra is the one which is used for manan to get moksha . it is a uttam sadhana . it is a best available passtime activity for those who have achieved aparoksha .
Brahma gayatri different from Vishwamitra gayatri that is used in Sandhyavandan .
Mantra should be always chanted with shuchi . It should be accompanied by Pranayama , angnyasa karanayasa .
Devalaya , naditeere ,parvat , samudra teer , forest , teerthkshetra , vatvruksha , ashwath tree , give quick siddhi in mantra . or one must have a kutir [ hut] in a clean sacred place .
one must be seated on kusha , krishnajin , one must always have a ring in the finger seated in a quiet place .
Of all karmas japa is the most beneficial . A upadesha from satvik guru , Faith that this mantra will give results and complete concentration and sincerity in japa karya is the only means for siddhi .
without gurupadesha , without gurudakhina /dana even a crore japa will not give siddhi .
Any mantra if it has to be chanted ,priori chant of matruka nyasa is a must . this gives vishesha siddhi . these are of three types
1 Acharya says , the nyasa should accompany devta naam like Om Am Ajaya Namha
2. Shruti says .’Om Am Om” this is enough
3. Smriti pancharatra agama advises to carry nyasa as ” Om Am Nama: ”
THough varnas are fifty , and nyasa has to be in saptadhatu , tvak charma mansa ,rakta , medhas , majja asthi . There is fifty first Kshkara which has to used as nyasa in jeevatma .
rechak apuurak an khumbak should be the krama for pranayama , mantra should be used for pranayama else only pranava matra can be used , Those who are capable should do kumbahk of 36 matras .
When there is change in the vayu in ten nadis , one get inclined to sins and diseases , thus pranyama with kumbhak , cleanses the nadi and inspires to get into satkarma .
Before japa papapurushvisarjana must be carried out with the help of vayu , agni and varun beejaksharas .
Kalash must be prepared for the abhisheka of Lord Narayana as a part of Devatapooja .
Kalash must have the presence of following devatas ie these must be invited [ avahan ] .
- Matruka rupa from A kara to Kshakara [ ajadi narsimha rupa ] 51
- Keshavadi 24 rupas
- Atmadi 4 rupas
- Vasudevadi 4 rupas
- Vishvadi 4 rupas
- matsya kurma till kalki ten rupas
- Vyasa dattatreya Shimshumar 3 rupas
Total 100 rupas of Lord forms a kalash . Alongwith this moolrupa should be invited with ashtamahamantraas .dhoop deepa naivedya must be given to kalash devata .
previously installed kalash water should be used for Abhisheka of the Idol and prior to that 1000 ashtakshar japa [ not less than 1000 ] should be done with avahan mudra over Pratima .
After the snana , aksharnyasa and tatava nyasa must be done in the pratima . this brings vishesha sannidhi to the pratima .
Such a kalashabhisheka brings increase in kirti , ayushya , buddhi , dharna shakti , kanti , aishwarya and also yogyata manifests [ ones actual potential comes out ] it reduces sins and increases the punya .
To calm down adhidaivik ,adhibhotik adhyatmik utpat [ shanti ] apamrutyu parihar , ayushyavriddhi , aishwarya prapti , punyavridhdhi , manifestation of yogyata , mantrasiddhi and vishnu preeti , one must carry out homa of 1000 , 10000 , 100000, 1000000 ahutis in sanskrutagni [with peeth avaran pooja of Lord Parshurama in the agni ] .
famine tornado , tsunami etc are adhidaivik , fever , plague outbreak are adhibhoutik , bad dreams etc are adhyatmik . These should be accomapnied by ashtamahamantra homa .
Homa should also be done to remove obstacles that come in good satvik karma , to get desires fulfilled or they should also be performed to increase the potency of the mantra . [ mantra samarthya vriddhi ]
Homa kunda should be squarish , it should have three steps , each should be two three or four angul wide , it should be twelve angul height and twelve angul wide , it should als be twelve angul deep inside the earth .m
12 , 24 ,36 angul should be pramana for ayut homa and laksh homa ,
for koti homa it should be 8 hasta . if homa is done in anything lesser place no fruits can be obtained ,.
In the third step one must construct a yoni of the form of leaf of ashvattha vruksh .
It should slide downwards into the kunda by two angul .it should be twleve angul in length .
In this homa kunda , one must do dhyana of RAMA NARAYANA sporting with each other and AGNI as the veerya [ semen ] of VISHNU . with Pranava agni should established [ pratishtha ] and with vyahruti shodash sanskaara [ garbhadanadi ] must be carried out .Garbhadanam karshyami with this anusandhana one must do pushpaarchana of VASUDEV etc chaturmurti ] with vyahruti mantra and give ajyahuti with vyahruti only . then anusandhan should be garbhadanam krutam swamin . and one must do prarthana ,Similarly 16 other sanskaras must be carried out .
For the preeti of Agni and agniantargat Vishnu , shastrokta dravya homa must be done . ghee , kheer , white dravya bramhavruksha samit rice , til, madhurtraya , palash , amrutvalli homa can be done .
In the end , if acharya does homa , he must be given a dana of 100 cows for 1 lakh japa . if one himself does homa , one should give according to the capacity .
Without dana no homa japa tapa vrata niyama gives any result .
So one must give dana to ved pandits only as per capacity .
Amrutvalli should be 4 angul samit .This is excellent for shanti karma .
ghee should be one karsha for each ahuti [ 16 ml]
24 ml milk
one small cup til , half bowl kheer half mushti grains . 4 angul samit .
these constitute one ahuti
2 lakhs of japa of mahamantra with 10000 ahutis increases longevity .
til ishit charu gives strength and health .
ten thousand lotus will give richness .wealth etc . but one must only wear white and drink milk while japa .
108 ahuti of anna [ cooked rice ] will remove dearth of food
amrutvalli increases vitality removes obstacles .
all homa should be done only after devtaarchana and punhyavachan .