Sandhyakaala for a bramhin is 4 ghatikas before Sunrise .. a Kshatriya should get up before 2 ghatikas before sunrise and vaishyas should start theur sandhya before a ghatika ie in 59th ghati from suryodaya ..
One must take bath and One must wear a clean neat cloth [ ahat vastra ] which has border annoint urdhwapundra and then sit with achamana .
one must do pranayama and sankalapa and then do marjana … a marjana which has three ruks in it each having three padas totally making for a nine padas removes through its drop [ not drops of water ]
- rajoguna responsible for the rise of desires of sense objects in human body
- tamoguna responsible for development of vipareetgyana [ that is root cause of all miseries and misfortunes ]
- vipareetgyana itself that leads to nityanaraka
- sins during jagrutavasthe [ ie sins done while one is awake ]
- sins done in dreams [ swapnavastha ]
- sins done during deep sleep like kicking someone or torture to others like sleepwalking snoring etc [ sushupti avastha ]
- sins accumulated by bad mouthing [ vaacha ]
- sins accumulated by imagining unqualified objects sinful tempearments [ manasa ]
- sins done through body [ kaya ]
when marjan ais done with anusandhana of the meaning in a perfect manner it also destroys bramhahatya dosha ..
then again marjana for second time this time with drupada mantra one must takes in water through nostrils and discharges it without seeing it … this relieves one of all the sins that has accumulated in the body ….
then one must stand up and give suryarghya [ this kills mandeha rakhshasas ]
remember suryantargta NARAYANA and then to relieve oneself of the dosha of killing rakshashas one has to do pradakshina and achamana
then one must give devata tarpana
one must do papaprushvsarjana … tatvanayasa matrukanyasa anganyasa karanyasa dhyana
after that one must stand and complete gayatri japa till sunrise and then one must sit and complete the japa ..1008 being uttama 108 madhyam and 10 being adhama ..
then mantrartha chintana
Ashtakshar japa [ three times gayatri ]
Dwadashakshara japa [ two times gayatri ]
ishta mantra japa
gather abhyukshana water
do prokshana of abhyukshana to the whole house
homa [ din homa paksha homa darshyaag poornammasa yaaga pashuyaaga somayaga etc ] homa shoudl be done in same agni that was lit during marraige ..
after 7.30 am till 9 am one must do vedabhyasa
- listening to vedas from guru
- introspecting meaning of the topics learnt
- practising the same again and again
- japa of veda mantras
- teaching vedas to students
these five form vedabhyasa one must remember 12 types of gururs before and after vedabhyasa . one mst specially study gruhyasutras of ones traditions
After vedabhyasa one must get up wear a different set of white clothes .. wash the hands take a wooden bowl and move towards the pushpavana ..
Standing before the pushpavana one must with attention and folded hands worship VANADEVATA ..
” namaste kusumadhare namaste kamaladhare pushpaaNi vishNupoojaarthamaaharishye tavagnyaya ”
ten one must proceed into the forest … collect
- karveer ]
one must not take flowers that are fallen , which are nearer to the house , back coloured flowers ,dry flowers , torn flowers , flowers brought in a tied cloth ,flowers touched by evil people ,flowers already smelt by people , used flowers ,flowers which have been touched by feet ,scentless flower , fully aged blossomed flowers , unblossomed flowers , flowers brought by women and sudras should not used for the LORD ..
tulasi utpala jaji ketaki karveer maalati maadhvi mallika kamal these are very apt for praying VISHNU .
In padamasamhita HARI says flowers from
- own house
- that which comes without asking
these six types can be collected each being greater than other descending it in that order ..
Dharmaraaj Yudhishthir asks which flowers are best suited for your worship oh Madhusudan kindly enlighten … which are dear to you ? which are not suited what are their results ?
Those that are not of white colour and those that have no fragrance , that have not blossomed or have torn or have dried by offering it to ALLMIGHTY one gets extreme fear of sins and miseries … [ unknown fears and dreams of doing sins ]
Those who offer flowers eaten by worms birds or that have fallen all by themselves from a tree or girikarnika flowers all such offerings destroys the dynasty of the person , he goes without offspring ..
kalpavriksha , paarijaata , harichandana santaanvruksha , madaaravruksha these five flowers and saugandhika the sixth and seventh the palaash pushpa give thousand times more results than the ordinary flowers and each of the flower mentioned gives thousand times more than the later … Normally one should not offer flowers already offered … but these seven flowers can be offered again aand again by washing them next day ..
In the early morning offering two kamal three utpala white flowers .. malati in morning karveer in afternoon jaati pushpa in evening bakula in pradosha mallika during madhyaratri and kamal early morning Nandika pushpa at arunodaya … daytime flowers that bllom in day and night times offer flowers that bloom in night .. white flowers in morning red flowers in afternoon and black flowers during night ..
Padma pushpa shuld be used during mahotsavas … NIVAAR NEEP TAMAAL DAVAN flowers can be used even if they are old and worn out …
AMONG all flowers utpala gives thousand times more phala .. Padma is greater by 1000 than utpala ..kamal of 100petals is better than padma … shreshta is the 1000petaled lotus … PUNDARIK lotus is greater than 1000petalled one …
a 1000pundarik does not equal a TULASI dala ..BAKAPUSHPA is more holier and most HOLIER is the flower made of GOLD ..
There is no flower more dearer than a gold flower tome says KRISHNA .. if one does not afford gold flower than he must worship with tulasi .. if one does not get TULASI dala than he must worship with tulasi branch .. if not branch than a tulasi twig … even if one does not get a tulasi twig then one must use the mrittika at the roots of tulasi to worship KRISHNA ..
Just bramhins are shreshta among the jaatis .. Ganga is shrestha among the rivers KRISHNA is shrestha among dieties so also Malati is shrestha among the flowers .. one can alwasy worship LOrd with malati .. one can offer same flowers again and again of MALATi it does not become nirmalya .. one gets relieved from diseases miseries old age and finally gets moksha by offering malati pushpa ..sugandhmaya psuhpa gives one place in vaikuntha …
ANKURA that can be used for worship of VISHNU are
- moong sprouts
PATRA PRASHASTA FOR POOJA
- chuutparna [ mango]
the above gives hari sannidhi
Tulasi should not be plucked on sankranti poornima amavasya dwadashi night times evening times grahan .. these times will give hell
Those who pluck tulasi during arunoday will never see yamaloka .. but plucking on other days which is prohibite gives bramhahatya dosha
one must not luck tulasi after noon .. neither one must pluck without taking bath .. worship with such tulasi is waste ..does not eyild result … panchagavya prokshan shoudl be done in case tulasi is plucked without bath ,..
METHOD to pluck tulasi
- must take bath
- do achamana
- take bowl full fo water
- pour it in the tulasi roots of the plants
- do namaskaar
- do prarthana
- then pluck tulasi
MANTRA for pouring water to TULASI
“shriyah priye shriyavase nityam shridharvallabhe | bhaktya dattam mayaaarghyam hi tulasi pratigruhyataam ||”
” yaa drushta nikhilaghsanghshamini sprushta vapuhpaavani rogaaNaamabhivandita nirasani siktaantakatraasini | pratyasattividhaayini bhagvatah krishnasya samropita nyastaa tachharaNe vimuktiphalada tasmayi tulasyai namaha || ”
manahprasaadjanani sukhsaubhagyavardhini | aadhim vyaadhim ch har me tulasi tvam namamyaham ||
” shriyam dehi yasho dehi keertimayustatha sukham | balam pushTim tatha dharmam tulasi tvam prayachcha me ||
Oh tulasi ! NARAYANA alone is capable of giving MOKSHA .. you are very dear to him .. I am plucking your leaves to please SRIHARI kindly forgive me
tulais should not be plucked with nails .. but only with fingers .. after plucking tulasi one must head straight to house and pooja room because just as claf goes behind the cow wherever it goes .. LORD goes behind the one who plucks a tulasi wherever he goes ..
Pooja done with such tulasi plcuked in above manner gives 1 lakh times more phala ..
krishna tulasi when offered to LORD takes one to HARI sannidhana after death .
People do so many sins some before others some in secrecy .. some sins acnnpot be told in public all such sins gets destroyed by offering tulasi dala to LORD srikrsihna ..
Those who do not offer tulasi to LORD NARAYANA their pilgrimage vrata niyamas do not bring any result , it is of no consequence thus one must with efforts offer tulasi to SRIMANNARAYANA ..
In kaliyuga there cannot be greater archana to HARI pratima than offering Tulasi .. such people are noble and saintly .. as their all sins do not touch them and they ascend heavens …. especially if tulasi leaves that fall off plant all b y itself and when offered to LORD his birth is of great significance in kaliyuga …such an offering during arunodaya gives MOKSHA .. such a tulasi collected during arunodaya mixed flower and offered to LOrd’s feet gives punya equivalent to 12 lakhs flowers … One golden flower offered to LORD gives punya of 1 crore flowers offered to the LORD .. the same punya is gathered by one who offeres TULASI DALA ..[ a dala is different than leaf a dala is formed by three leaves at the apex of a branch of tulasi amidst the tulasi seed].
ANY pooja done without Tulasi goes without fetching any phala ..
one must not wash tulais leaves before offering .. but tulasi once offered can be washed again and again offered to the lord ..
Tulasi destroys all diseases .. tulasi is very dear to HARI at all times and at all places … it is holier than all rivers as all have their blessings in tulasi ..
offering tulasi daily during kartika masa is equivalent to giving daana of 100 kapila cows per tulasi leaf ….there is no lord greater than HARI . there is no item like food which can give greater satisafction there is no guru greater than FATHER . there is no daan greater than godaana and there is no leaf more holier than TULASI ..
A tulasi offering brings so much preeti of LORD that which cannot be got from yagnyas homas daana .. ashtanga yoga or samadhi ..
A planting of tulasi is equivalent to planting 1000 mango trees , 100 hippali trees .. it gives phala of 10 lakh yagnyas ..and he is eligible to live in devaloka as ong as he wishes .. all the desired are fulfilled by tulasi .. its smarana and stuti ..
Lord has given a boon to tulasi that whoever eats tulasi in his mouths at the time of death gets sayujya and HARI preeti increases towards him everafter .. Just as I am always present in NAIMISHARANYA in suryamandala in..upanishat and hearts of yogi .. I will be ever present in the roots of tulasi plant ..
those who tell/listen to this tulasi mahima will attain HARI PREETI .. who annoint the mrittika of tulasi will get the phala of 10 ashwamedha yaaga ..those who wear it at bath will get 100 ashwamedha phala ,eating tualsi dala will give 100 chandrayana vrata phala …
Hey tulasidevi tulasiplant has risen from your body ..kindly give me mind to worship LORD ..in klaiyuga everyones mind is polluted and filled with defects with the touch of your leaves kindly give us purity and relief from defects … in the past during samudramanthan Lord’s rolling tears in happiness gave birth to your plant …LORD out of affection has kept you on his head ..from there you have spread all over the LORD’s different limbs ..thus you derived your purity and sanctity and holiness . I bow beforee thee .. the water droplest falling off your leaves if sprinkled onto our head gives the punya as that of ganga snana and tthat of 100 godana …