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Nov 18, 2017

What are the 16 upacharam that you could offer GOD?


Following are the 16 steps involved in a hindu-puja.

1.Aavahanam
2.Dhyanam
3.Aasanam
4.Paadyam
5.Arghyam
6.Snanam-Abhishekam
7.Vastram
8.Yagynopavitam
9.Gandham(Fragrance-Spray, Flowers, Adornments)
10.AdhaangaPuja
11.Dhoopam
12.Deepam
13.Naivedyam
14.Tamboolam
15.Neeraajanam
16.MantraPushpam

1.Aavahanam
This is an invitation to God to come to your Mandap or Puja Mandir

2.Dhyanam
This is the meditation sloka that you would chant visualizing GOD while meditating upon him. You could ask lord to come to your house in the form of RAMA, KRISHNA, VAMANA etc...It is up to you how you meditate upon him and he would come to your place in that form for you.

3.Aasanam
You would offer him a seat generally made with 9 types of gem-stone and is fully adorned with GOLD. Again, this could be visualized or meditated upon and you are not expected to make one for him...It is well and good if you could offer him a seat like that.

4.Padyam
Give him WATER to wash his legs.

5.Arghyam
Give him WATER to wash his hands.

6.Snanam-Abhishekam
You would request GOD to take bath. Vishnu loves bath in "Panchaamrutalu(honey, cow milk, cow ghee, cow yogurt, sugar)" followed by Suddhodaka snanam(holy bath with clear water)

7.Vastram
You would offer GOD new clothes after his holy bath

8.Yagynopavitam
You give him the holy thread to wear around his torso.

9.Gandham(Fragrance-Spray, Flowers, Adornments)
You sprinkle some fragrant scent(gandham) and sandalwood on him. "Vishno: Alankaara Priyaha:".Lord Vishnu loves to be adorned and he loves it if you do it with Tulsi and flowers. 

10.AdhaangaPuja
Every part in his body is praised with a mantram. So you could visualize here that he is seated in all the resplendent adornments, wearing the new silk clothes you have offered him in his majestic seat with a sweet smile filled with all the affection he has for you and eager to see what you would do next...This is when you would describe his every part of the body(useful for meditating upon him) with a hymn.

11.Dhoopam
You offer him agarbatti and Dhoopam(Fragrant smoke) from agarbatti

12.Deepam
You show him the lighted deepam. A lighted candle is the easiest form that our mind can contemplate on for meditation. So our elders have prescribed this step for letting the mind slow down a bit and meditate on god.

13.Naivedyam
You offer him food that you have prepared for him. This is when you get an opportunity to thank him for all that he has given you by offering him back from his own wealth.

14.Tamboolam
Now that GOD is full with your offering, he needs tamboolam for digestion. He is so full that he is not ready to move out of your mandap/altar even an inch.

15.Neeraajanam
You give him mangala haarathi with camphor. You would then take the najar off the lord by giving him aarathi and saying him "Managalam-May good things happen to you"

16.MantraPushpam
Pray him with mantra-pushpam "turning your manas into a flower with a hymn and offer at his feet" and bid him good bye only to invite him to your puja again.

These are the 16 steps that are followed in a hindu puja. These steps are prescribed in this order because this was how our special guests were treated at home. So it becomes easy for us to visualize our lord as a special guest who came to our home to accept our prayers and bless us. Following this prescription is just for showing our commitment to learn how to pray and another affirmative assurance for ourselves that we are heading in the right direction.

The lord doesn't demand any of these but it is for our satisfaction that we do all these steps. It is like a practice session for us to get used to this style of prayer which could later take us to "Manasa puja" which is "Puja through meditation where you do all these mentally in your mind/heart".



source:
http://bhaktipedia.blogspot.sg/2007/09/what-are-16-upacharalu-that-you-could.html

Nov 17, 2017

List of Sri Narasimha Maha Mantra Yagnams Performed by Sri Mukkur Swami



Yagnam
Place Performed
Sponsored by
1st
24, Venkatesan St, Chennai - 17
Sri Swami
2nd
24, Venkatesan St, Chennai - 17
Sri Swami
3rd
14, Valmiki Street, Chennai -17
Sri Vidyasagar
4th
24, Venkatesan St, Chennai - 17
Sri Swami
5th
"Sesha Bhavanam", 10 East Mada Street Chennai - 4
Sri Srinivasachar
6th
Sri Sringeri Shankara Mutt, Chennai - 1
Sri Bhakta Jana Sabha
7th
Sri Desika Bhavanam, Chennai - 4
Sri Swami
8th
10, East Mada Street, Chennai - 4
Sri Lakshmi Narasimha
Maha Yagna Committee
9th
Sri Malola Kalyana Mandapam, Chennai - 17
Sri Lakshmi Narasimha
Maha Yagna Committee
10th
10, Soundararajan St, Chennai - 17
Sri Mahadeva Iyer
11th
Selaiyur, Tambaram, Chennai
Sita Rama Bhakta Sabha
12th
38, 5th St, Padmanabha Nagar, Chennai
Sri R.Krishnaswamy Iyengar
13th
Sri Anantha Padmnabhaswamy Temple, Chennai
Sri Sathsangam, Adyar
14th
24, Venkatesan St, Chennai - 17
Sri Swami
15th
24, Venkatesan St, Chennai - 17
Sri Swami
16th
24, Venkatesan St, Chennai - 17
Sri Swami
17th
24, Venkatesan St, Chennai - 17
Sri Swami
18th
24, Venkatesan St, Chennai - 17
Sri Swami
19th
24, Venkatesan St, Chennai - 17
Sri Swami
20th
24, Venkatesan St, Chennai - 17
Sri Swami
21st
Sri Anantha Padmnabhaswamy Temple, Chennai
Sri Sathsangam, Adyar
22nd
24, Venkatesan St, Chennai - 17
Sri Swami
23rd
Industrial Estate, Ambattur Chennai
Sri K.Vidyasagar
24th
Sri Rama Temple, TVS Nagar, Madurai
Eikya Vaishnava Sabha
25th
Sri Godavari Theeram, Rajamundry (AP)
Sri Swami
26th
Sri Godavari Theeram, Rajamundry (AP)
Sri Swami
27th
Sri Godavari Theeram, Rajamundry (AP)
Sri Swami
28th
Kakinada, E.G. Distt (AP)
Sri Swami
29th
Sri Vasavi Mahal, Salem -1
Sri R.Srinivasan
30th
Mangalagiri, Near Vijayawada
Sri Swami
31st
24, Venkatesan St, Chennai - 17
Sri Swami
32nd
36, Jawahar Nagar, Agaram Chennai
Sri Narayanan
33rd
24, Venkatesan St, Chennai - 17
Sri Swami
34th
Sri Sankara Matam, Perambur, Chennai
Sri Sathgyra Sangeetha Sabha
35th
I.I.T. Chennai - 36
Sath Sangam
36th
Sri Panduranga Temple, Salem
Sri Vaishnava Sabha
37th
Sri Vaishnava Sabha, Salem
Sri A. Rukmangadha Iyer
38th
"Selva kudil", Shevapet, Salem
Sri Kancheepurnar
39th
Triplicane, Chennai - 5
Sri Rama Navami Committee
40th
24, Venkatesan St, Chennai - 17
Sri Swami
41st
Sri Rama Temple, TVS Nagar, Madurai
Eikya Vaishnava Sabha
42nd
Kakinada
Sri Swami
43rd
Mangalagiri, Near Vijayawada
Sri Swami
44th
Simhachalam (AP)
Sri Swami
45th
Kakinada
Sri Swami
46th
Antharvedi (AP)
Sri Swami
47th
Antharvedi (AP)
Sri Swami
48th
Sri Godavari Theeram, Rajamundry (AP)
Sri Swami
49th
Sri Godavari Theeram, Rajamundry (AP)
Sri Swami
50th
Antharvedi (AP)
Sri Swami
51st
Kakinada
Sri Swami
52nd
Triplicane, Chennai -5
Sri Guruvayurappan Seva Samithi
53rd
Korattur, Chennai
Satsangham
54th
Kakinada
Sri Swami
55th
Kakinada
Sri Swami
56th
Simhachalam (AP)
Sri Swami
57th
Kumili, Near Sri Koormam (AP)
Sri Krishnam Raju
58th
M.S.K. Kalyana Mandapam, Salem
Sri R.Rajagopalan
Sri N.Srinivasan
59th
M.S.K. Kalyana Mandapam, Salem
Sri M.S.Krishnamurthy Iyer
60th
Sri Swami
61st
Sri Ramakrishna Kalyana Mandapam, Coimbatore
Sri Ramakrishna Sabha
62nd
Sri Ayodhya Aswametha Maha Mandapam, Chennai
Sri Rama Samaj
63rd
Madipakkam, Chennai
Sathsangam
64th
M.S.K. Kalyana Mandapam, Salem
Sri S.Srinivasan, Sri R.Rajagopalan
Sri M.S.K & Sri Srinivasan
65th
Kakinada
Sri Swami
66th
Sri Godavari Theeram, Rajamundry
Sri Swami
67th
Kakinada
Sri Swami
68th
Kakinada
Sri Swami
69th
Kakinada
Sri Swami
70th
10, New Colony, Tuticorin - 3
Sri V.A. Subramania Iyer
71st
Kakinada
Sri Swami
72nd
Kakinada
Sri Swami
73rd
Kakinada
Sri Swami
74th
Kumili, Near Sri Koormam (AP)
Sri Swami
75th
Mangalagiri, Near Vijayawada
Sri Swami
76th
Sri Swami
77th
Kakinada
Sri Swami
78th
Narmada Theeram, Near Hoshingabad
Sri Swami
79th
Sri Ayodhya Aswametha Maha Mandapam, Chennai
Sri Rama Samaj
80th
Sri Ayodhya Aswametha Maha Mandapam, Chennai
Sri Rama Samaj
81st
Antharvedi (AP)
Sri Swami
82nd
Mangalagiri, Near Vijayawada
Sri Swami
83rd
Kakinada
Sri Swami
84th
Sri Swami
85th
Kakinada
Sri Swami
86th
Kakinada
Sri Swami
87th
Antharvedi (AP)
Sri Swami
88th
Antharvedi (AP)
Sri Swami
89th
Arasavalli, Near Vijayanagaram (AP)
Sri Krishnam Raju
90th
Sri Balaji Venkateswara Mandir, Sector 3, Rama Krishna Puram, New Delhi
Sri Swathi Sri Lakshmi Narasmiha Maha Mantra
Yagna Sewa committee
91st
Sri LakshmiNarasimha Swamy Temple, Vijayawada
Sri Swami
92nd
Sri Soundararaja Perumal Temple, Agaram, Chennai
Sri Swami
93rd
Toovey Puram, Tuticorin
Sri Viswanatha Iyer
94th
Kakinada
Sri Swami
95th
Blue Bells Matriculation School, Kilkattalai
Sri Swami
96th
Sri Lakshmi Narasmiha Navaneetha Krishnan Temple
Nangainallur
Sri Krishna Baktha Jana Sabha Nangainallur
97th
Sri Panaka Narasimha Temple, Mangalagiri (AP)
Sri Swami
98th
Antharvedi (AP)
Sri Swami
99th
Sholingar (TamilNadu)
Sri Swami
100th
Vedadri (AP)
Sri Swami
101st
Hrishikesh (UP)
Sri Swami
102nd
Sri Swami
103rd
Shobanadri (AP)
Sri Swami
104th
Mattapalli (AP)
Sri Swami
105th
Naimisaranyam (UP)
Sri Swami
106th
Vadepalli (AP)
Sri Swami
107th
Sri Swami
107A
Sri Brindavan (UP)
Sri Swami
107B
Srirangam
Sri Swami
107C
Sri Swami
107D
Sri Lakshmi Narasmiha Navaneetha Krishnan Temple
Nangainallur
Sri Swami


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