Guru Puja Mantra (New Version) with English meaning - chanted on Paramahamsa Nithyananda

 

 

PRATYAKSHA PADA PUJA

 

Guru PadaOffering your gratitude at the

Lotus Feet

Of

PARAMAHAMSA NITHYANANDA

Paramahamsa Nithyananda 
Before we begin the pada puja today, we request all the pada puja participants and everybody else who is participating in this puja physically here and online, to declare the following with integrity and authenticity. If you are agree, to this please say “Yes”

loudly:

 

1)    I authentically cognize which is internally process, understand and declare the truth that cosmic energy exists.

2)    I authentically cognize which is internally process, understand and declare the truth that the master is the Chinmaya Vigraha – embodiment and representation of that very cosmic energy.

3)    I authentically cognize which is internally process, understand and declare the truth that whatever I offer during the paada puja to the Master will reach the cosmic source of energy directly.

Let us now enter the Pratyaksha Pada Puja. Now please be seated in a meditative space of gratitude and deep restful awareness in your Ananda Gandha. In the Pratyaksha Pada Puja the Sanskrit Mantras we are going to chant will directly take us to a very deep meditative state which will immensely help us connect to the Master’s energy.


 

The Prathyaksha Pada Puja begins First with the Sadguru Vandanam. In the Sadguru Vandanam, we offer our gratitude to our Master, Swamiji.

 

The meaning of the mantra we are going to chant now is:

 

I surrender to that Sadguru who is the eternal bliss, the bestower of supreme happiness, the One, who is the embodiment of wisdom, who is beyond duality, who is omnipresent, to whom the Supreme goal is giving the Enlightenment experience, who is eternal, pure and unshakable, who is the silent spectator of all thought processes, who is beyond emotions, who is without the three qualities called Sattva, Rajas and Tamas.

 

Now please take some flowers in your hands and close your eyes and offer the flowers at Swamiji's feet at the end of the mantra.

 

 

 

 

sadguru-vandanam ||

 

nityānandaṁ paramasukhadaṁ kevalaṁ jñānamūrtiṁ

dvandvātītaṁ gaganasadṛśaṁ tattvamasyādi-lakṣyam |

ekaṁ nityaṁ vimalam acalaṁ sarvadhī-sākṣi-bhūtaṁ

bhāvātītaṁ triguṇa-rahitaṁ sadguruṁ tam namāmi ||

The next offering is the Guru Parampara Vandanam. In the Guru Paramapara Vandanam we offer our gratitude to the lineage of all the Enlightened Masters. The meaning of the mantra we are going to chant now:

 

I surrender to the Lineage of all the Enlightened Masters which has Lord Sadashiva as the beginning, Jnanasambandhacharya as the middle, and my Master as the end.

 

Now please take some flowers in your hands and offer the flowers at Swamiji's feet at the end of the mantra.

guru-paramparā vandanam ||

 

sadāśiva-samāraṁbhāṁ jnaanasambandhacārya-madhyamām |

asmdācārya-paryantāṁ vande guru-paramparām ||

The next offering is the Arunagiri Yogishwara Vandanam. In the Arunagiri Yogishwara Vandanam we offer our respects and gratitude to Arunagiri Yogishwara,*an incarnation of Lord Shiva, who incarnated thousands of years ago and who is the source of the bio energy of Paramahamsa Nithyananda.

 

The meaning of the mantra we are going to chant now is:

 

The Arunagiri Yogishwara who is the Lord of all beings who has the sacred musk paste applied on his forehead, who has a glittering stick, who has worn a loin cloth on His glittering hip, who has worn the Duttura flower, the king Cobra and a crescent moon on his forehead – that Arunagiri Yogishwara happens.

 

Now please take some flowers in your hands and close your eyes and offer the flowers at Swamiji's feet at the end of the mantra.

|| arunagiri yogiśvara vandanam ||

lalaate thripundri nitiladhrta-kasturee-thilakaha

sphuran-matraadhaaras-sphurita kati-kaupeena-vasanaha| 

dadhaano duttooram shirasi phaniraajam sasikalaam

adheeshas-sarveshaam arunagiri-yogi-vijayate ||

 

The next offering is the Sankalpa mantra, the conscious resolution. When you make a conscious resolution in front of the Master, the power of the sankalpa itself will deliver the experience you are supposed to get through this paada puja. The meaning of the mantra we are going to chant now is:

 

In order that the Master is pleased by the process of destruction of my Karmas and sins, I, for the benefit of (myself and) _____________(names of participants) during the second half of the life time of Lord Brahma, during the Kalpa called Shweta Varaha, during the regime of Vaivasvata Manau, during the first quarter of the age called Nitya Yuga, in the island called Jambu, in the continent called Bharata Varsha, in the Indian sub-continent called Bharatah Khanda, in the sourthern side of the Mt. Meru, in the Shaka era, during the year called ________ (current year’s name) which is one of the set of sixty years which is in practice of which Prabhava is the first year, in the ________ Ayana (Uttara/Dakshina), in the __________ season (Autumn/Summer/Early Winter/Late Winter/Rainy/Spring), in the __________month (name of the month), in the _________ paksha (phase of the moon) (Waxing/Waning), on the (name of the tithi) ___________ tithi (no. of day from the new moon / full moon), on (name of the day)__________day, during the (name of the nakshatra) _______ nakshatra (Vedic star), (name of the yoga)__________ yoga, (Name of the karana)___________karana - during such an auspicious moment, for pleasing Sri la Sri  Paramahamsa Nithayanda Sri Jnanasambandha Deshika Paramaacharaya Swami  – the one who is the incarnation of the Jnanasambandha who has adorned the Shyaamalaa Peeta, who is the embodiment of Sri Meenakshi Sundareshwara, who is  the favourite son of Lord Shiva, the incarnation who graced Himself as a Guru, the one who, because of drinking the milk from the breast of Mother Parvati created the Dravida Veda which is the essence of Vedas and Agamas, who is the establisher of the pearl palanquin received by the grace of Lord Shiva, the founder of the Shaiva tradition, the one who has adorned the seat of Omniscience, the Master of the Cosmos,  such a Master who has adorned the scared seat of Omniscience previously adorned by Jnanasambandhar, who is the 293rd  Guru Maha sannidhanam of that spiritual kingdom established by Janasambandar,  the Acharya whose feet even has the qualities of dignity , majesty , distinction , excellence and beauty, who is the in the state of Paramahamsa, the Acharya of all Sannyaasis that is all the wandering monks, who is the embodiment of the sacred syllable OM, who is the embodiment of the pure Truth, Consciousness and Bliss, who is the knower of the Vedas, who is the one established in the Super Consciousness, who is the Jagadguru who founded the Maha Simhasana of the spiritual kingdom - the Nithyananda Dhyanapeeta which has festivity all around it all the time, which has auspiciousness, all great divine qualities, and is ever-alluring, for gaining devotion at the lotus feet of Paramahamsa Nithyananda, for receiving the grace of the Master, for having growing security, fortitude, power, victory, longevity, health and wealth. For the fruition of the four goals of my life, that is – Dharma – living my life through righteous means, Artha – earning a living for myself through righteous means, Kama – fulfilling my desires through righteous means,  and Moksha - liberation from all bondages that exist for me as a human being, for dissolving all my accumulated karmas, for receiving all auspiciousness, for living Enlightenment along with my whole family by the grace of the Master, I am directly worshipping the feet of the Enlightened Master Nithyananda who is the embodiment of all the Gods and the Goddess.

 

Now take some flowers in your left palm and close it with your right palm and keep both the hands on the right thigh and offer at Swamiji's feet at the end of the mantra.

 

 

 

|| saṅkalpaḥ ||

 

mamopātta-samasta-durita-kṣayadvārā-śrī-sadguru-prītyarthaṁ śubhe śobhane muhūrte ādyabrahmaṇaḥ dvitīya-parārdhe śrī-śveta-varāha-kalpe vaivasvata-manvantare asta-vimshati-tame-nithyayuge prathame pāde jambu dvīpe bhaarata varṣe bharata khaṇḍe meroh dakshine parsve-sakabde- asmin vartamāne vyavahārike  Prabavadīnām shashtyāh-samvatsaranaam-madhye-(Fill these blanks referring to the panchangam – the Vedic almanac)

________-nāma samvatsare      ________-ayane                        ________-ṛtau              

________-māse                                     ________-pakṣe                        ________-śubhatithau

________-vāsara-yuktāyāṁ      ________-nakṣatra                    ________-yoga

________-karaṇa

-evaṁ-guṇa-viśeṣaṇa-viśiṣṭāyāṁ asyāṁ śubhatithau

 

(Chanting of the participants’ name)

________nāmadheyasya(male)                        ________nāmyāḥ(female)

ca sakuṭumbasya

 

 

Shri kailasonnata dvadashanta shyamalaaa peettaroodha-shri meenakshi sundareshwaraaabhinna swarupa-para shiva putraratna kumara-gurumanya tulyavataara-shri parvathi sthanyapaana labdha divya jnaana-vishrutha sakala nigamagama saara bhootha-draavida veda pravartaka-srhimath parama shiva karunaa sama-dhigatha-muktaamaya chatura shrayaana sthaapaka-shaiva samaya kartr-sarvajna peettaroodha-shree jagad guru-shree jnaana sambandha deshika swami svaroopasya-tadavataara bhoota-tatsarvajna peettaroodha-shree jagad guru-shree jnaana sambandha deshika swami svaroopasya-avataara bhoota tatsarvajna peettaroodha-tajjnaana saamraajya shaasaka-trinavatyuttara dvishata tama guru mahaa sannidhaana-

 

-śrīmat-paramahaṁsa-parivrājakācārya-saccidānanda-praṇava-svarūpa-śrotriya-brahma-niṣṭha nityotsava nitya-mangala-nitya-kalyāṇa-nitya-rajita-nityānanda-dhyānapīṭha-mahā-saṁsthāna mahā-siṁhāsana-peeṭha-kartṛ-jagadguru-bhagavaan-shrilashri-paramahamsa-nithyananda-shri-jnaana-sambandha-deshika-paramacharya-swami-bhagavatpādācārya-prītyarthaṁ paramahaṁsa-nityānanda-pādāravindayoḥ bhakti-siddhyarthaṁ gurukṛpā-kaṭākṣa-siddhyarthaṁ kṣema-sthairya-vīrya-vijaya-āyurārogya-aiśvaryāṇām abhivṛddhyarthaṁ dharmārtha-kāma-mokṣa-caturvidha-phala-purusārtha-siddhyarthaṁ mama samasta-durutopa-śāntyarthaṁ samasta-maṅgala-avāptyarthaṁ śrī-sadguru-prasādena-sakuṭumbasya-jñāna-vairāgya-jīvan-mukti-prāptyarthaṁ-śrī-sarva-deva-devī-svarūpa-sadguru-nityānanda-deva-pratyakṣa-pāda-pūjāṁ kariṣye ||


The next offering is the Maanasa Puja - the internal worship in our mind. If performed with a proper attitude, the worshipper will get the full benefit of this Puja. This form of worship brings intimacy between the Master and the disciple.

 

The meaning of the mantra we are going to chant now is:

 

What seat can I offer to the Master except my heart? I offer the gratitude flowing as nectar to wash His feet and to rinse His mouth. I offer my mind itself as the arghya - the bouquet. To my Master who is the very Cosmos, what clothing can I offer except the space? I offer my very praana – life energy - as the incense and I offer the ocean of nectar as the food offering. The principle of unstuck perennial sound is to be offered as the bell, the air as the chamara, the sahasraara as the umbrella, the principle of sound as the music, the actions of the senses and also the vagaries of the mind as the dance. All the seven chakras along the Sushumna nadi is to be offered as a flower garland. The different kinds of flowers with which the Sadguru should be worshipped are the guilelessness, freedom from the ego, freedom from suffering when your desires are not fulfilled, freedom from arrogance, ignorance, deceit, hatred, agitation, jealousy and greed, non-violence, mastery over the senses, compassion, forgiveness and Enlightenment.

 

Now please take some flowers in your hands and place your hands in Kurma mudra, close your eyes and offer the flowers at Swamiji’s feet/paduka at the end of the mantra.

|| mānasa-pūjā ||

 

om hṛt-padmam āsanaṁ dadyāt sahasrāracyutāmmṛtaiḥ |

pādyaṁ caraṇayor-dadyāt manastu-arghyaṁ nivedayet ||

 

tena-amṛtena ācamanīyaṁ snānīyaṁ tena ca smṛtam |

ākāśa-tattvaṁ vastraṁ syāt gandhaḥ syāt gandha-tattvakam ||

 

cittaṁ prakalpayet puṣpaṁ dhūpaṁ prāṇān prakalpayet |

tejas-tattvaṁ ca dīpārthaṁ naivedyaṁ syāt-sudhāmbudhiḥ ||

 

anāhata-dhvanirghaṇṭā vāyu-tattvaṁ ca cāmaram |

sahasrāraṁ bhavet chatraṁ śabda-tattvaṁ ca gītakam ||

 

nṛtyam indriya-karmāṇi cāñcalyaṁ manasas-tathā |

sumekhalāṁ padma-mālāṁ puṣpaṁ nānā-vidhaṁ tathā ||

 

amāyādyair-bhāva-puṣpaiḥ arcayet bhāva-gocaram |

amāyam anahaṅkāram arāgam amadaṁ tathā ||

 

amohakam adambhaṁ ca adveṣa-akṣobhakau tathā |

amātsaryam alobhaṁ ca daśa-puṣpaṁ vidur-budhāḥ ||

 

ahiṁsā paramaṁ puṣpaṁ puṣpam indriya-nigrahaḥ |

dayā-puṣpaṁ kṣamā-puṣpaṁ j            ñāna-puṣpaṁ ca pañcamam ||

 

iti pañcadaśair-bhāva-puṣpaiḥ sampūjayet sadgurum ||

We will now enter the Upachara Puja – the external worship. The first is the Asanam – the offering of seat to the Master. The meaning of the mantra we are going to chant now is:

 

Oh! The one who lives inside all the beings, the one who is the very soul of all beings! I offer this seat to you; I surrender, I surrender.

Now please take some flowers in your hands and offer at Swamiji's Feet/paduka along with the mantra.

|| āsanam ||

 

om sarva-bhūtāntarasthāya sarva-bhūtāntarātmane |

kalpayāmyupaveśārtham āsanaṁ te namo namaḥ ||

 

|| om hrīm idaṁ suvarṇāsanaṁ sarva-deva-devī-svarūpāya sadguru-nityānandāya namaḥ ||


The next offering is Swagatham, welcoming the Master. The meaning of the mantra we are going to chant now is:

 

Oh! The Lord of all Gods, Oh! The one, whose darshan is awaited by Gods for fulfillment of their desires! Welcome! Welcome! Today my birth, life and all deeds are fructified; the fruits of all tapas are materialized just by welcoming you. Now please take some flowers in your hands and offer the flowers at Swamiji’s feet/paduka along with the mantra.

|| svāgatam ||

 

om yasya darśanam icchanti devāḥ svābhīṣṭa-siddhaye |

tasmai te parameśāna svāgatam svāgatam prabho ||

adya me saphalaṁ janma jīvanaṁ saphalāḥ kriyāḥ |

svāgataṁ yat-tvayā tan-me tapasāṁ phalamāgatam ||

om hrīṁ sarva-deva-devī-svarūpa-sadguru-nityānanda-deva-svāgataṁ susvāgataṁ te ||


The next offering is Padyam – the offering of water for washing the feet of the Master. The meaning of the mantra we are going to chant now is:

 

I offer padyam that is the water for washing the feet of the Supreme God, the very devotion on whom brings about the ultimate bliss.

Now please take a cup of water in your hands and offer it at Swamiji’s feet/paduka along with the mantra.

|| pādyam ||

 

om yad-bhakti-leśa-samparkāt paramānanda-samplavaḥ |

tasmai te parameśāna pādyaṁ śuddhāya kalpaye ||

 

om hrīm etat-pādyaṁ sarva-deva-devī-svarūpāya sadguru-nityānandāya namaḥ ||


The next offering is Arghya - the offering of the traditional bouquet. The meaning of the mantra we are going to chant now is:

Oh! Maheshwara! Please accept this arghya - offering of the traditional bouquet with water to welcome the guest - made of durva grass, a flower & a bilwa leaf smeared with sandalwood paste and rice pellet, and kept in a beautiful conch.

Now please take the conch in your hands and offer the Arghya at Swamiji’s feet/paduka along with the mantra.

|| arghyaḥ ||

 

om dūrvākṣata-samāyuktaṁ bilva-patraṁ tathā param |

śobhanaṁ śaṅkha-pātrasthaṁ gṛhāṇārghyaṁ maheśvara ||

om hrīm eṣo'rghyaḥ sarva-deva-devī-svarūpāya sadguru-nityānandāya svāhā ||


The next offering is Achamaniyam – the offering of water for mouth wash. The meaning of the mantra we are going to chant now is:

 

Please accept this auspicious and sin-removing Ganga water offered by me as Achamaniya that is the water for mouth wash offered by me with devotion to you. Now please take a cup of water in your hands and offer it at Swamiji’s feet/paduka along with the mantra.

|| ācamanīyam ||

 

om mandākinyāstu yad-vāri sarva-pāpa-haraṁ śubham |

gṛhāṇācamanīyaṁ tvaṁ mayā bhaktyā niveditam ||

 

om hrīm idam ācamanīyodakaṁ sarva-deva-devī-svarūpāya sadguru-nityānandāya svadhā ||


The next offering is Madhuparka – the offering of nectarine drink. The meaning of the mantra we are going to chant now is:

 

For the destruction of all negativities, I offer this Madhuparka – this drink which is full of nectar. Be pleased towards me, Oh! Lord!

 

Now please take the cup of Madhuparka in your hands and offer at Swamiji’s feet/paduka along with the mantra.

|| madhuparkaḥ ||

 

om sarva-kalmaṣa-nāśāya paripūrṇa-sudhātmakam |

madhuparkamimaṁ deva kalpayāmi prasīda me ||

 

om hrīm eṣa madhuparkaḥ  sarva-deva-devī-svarūpāya sadguru-nityānandāya svadhā ||


The next offering is Gandha Tailam – the offering of scented oil. The meaning of the mantra we are going to chant now is:

 

I offer with love and affection, this scented oil to you, Oh! The Healer of all the worlds! You are the purest among all the worlds.

 

Now please take the Gandha Tailam – the scented oil in your hands and offer at Swamiji’s feet/paduka along with the mantra.

|| gandha-tailam ||

 

om snehaṁ gṛhāṇa snehena lokānāṁ hita-kāraka |

sarva-lokeṣu śuddhastvaṁ dadāmī snehamuttamam ||

 

om hrīm idaṁ gandha-tailaṁ sarva-deva-devī-svarūpāya sadguru-nityānandāya nivedayāmi ||


The next offering is Snaniyam, the Sacred Bath. The meaning of the mantra we are going to chant now is:

 

Please accept this cool, pure and clear water which is capable of ceasing my mind,   for your sacred bath offered by me with devotion to you.

 

Now please take a cup of water in your hands and offer at Swamiji’s feet/paduka along with the mantra and please ring the bell as you do so.

|| snānīyaṁ ||

 

om idaṁ suśītalaṁ vāri svacchaṁ śuddhaṁ manoharam |

snānārthaṁ te mayā bhaktyā kalpitaṁ pratigṛhyatām ||

 

om hrīm idam snānīyodakaṁ  sarva-deva-devī-svarūpāya sadguru-nityānandāya nivedayāmi ||


The next offering is Vastram – the offering of clothes for the Master. The meaning of the mantra we are going to chant now is:

 

I offer vastram this clothe offering to the Master who removes the veil of Maya or illusion, who is the true light of enlightenment, who does not have a veil of Maya and has the very space as the dress.

 

Now please take the vastram in your hands and slowly wave towards Swamiji’s feet/paduka along with the mantra.

|| vastram||

 

om māyā-citra-paṭācchanna-nija-guhyoru-tejase |

nirāvaraṇa-vijñāya vāsaste kalpayāmyaham ||

 

om hrīm idaṁ vastraṁ  sarva-deva-devī-svarūpāya sadguru-nityānandāya nivedayāmi ||


The next offering is Abharanam – the offering of jewellery for the Master. The meaning of the mantra we are going to chant now is:

 

I offer this golden ornament to you Master, who, by very nature has a very gracefully beautiful body and who is the repository of all powers. May you be pleased!

 

Now please take the jewellery in your hands and offer it at Swamiji’s feet/paduka along with the mantra.

 

 

|| ābharaṇam ||

 

om svabhāva-sundarāṅgāya nānā śaktyāśrayāya te |

suvarṇaṁ bhūṣaṇaṁ tubhyaṁ kalpayāmi prasīda me ||

 

om hrīm idaṁ suvarṇābharaṇam sarva-deva-devī-svarūpāya sadguru-nityānandāya nivedayāmi||


The next offering is Gandha – the offering of sandalwood paste. The meaning of the mantra we are going to chant now is:

 

I neither know what your body is nor do I know what your actions are. Please accept and smear this sandalwood paste offered by me.

 

Now please take the sandalwood paste in your hands and offer at Swamiji’s feet/paduka along with the mantra.

|| gandhaḥ ||

 

om śarīraṁ te na jānāmi ceṣṭāṁ naiva ca naiva ca |

mayā niveditān gandhān pratigṛhya vilipyatām ||

 

om hrīm eṣa gandhaḥ sarva-deva-devī-svarūpāya sadguru-nityānandāya namaḥ ||


The next offering is Pushpam – the offering of flowers. The meaning of the mantra we are going to chant now is:

 

Please accept these blissfully fragrant, different kinds of flowers which are taken from the forest of Turiya, that is the space of ultimate restful awareness.

 

Now please take some flowers smeared with sandalwood paste in your hands and offer the flowers at Swamiji’s feet/paduka along with the mantra.

 

|| puṣpam ||

 

om turīya-vana-sampannaṁ nānā-guṇa-manoharam |

ānanda-saurabhaṁ puṣpaṁ gṛhyatām idam uttamam ||

 

om hrīm etāni sacandana-puṣpāṇi sarva-deva-devī-svarūpāya sadguru-nityānandāya vauṣaṭ ||


The next offering is Bilwa patram – the offering of bilwa leaf. The meaning of the mantra we are going to chant now is:

I offer you, Oh! God of all gods! this holy bilwa leaf in which dwells the Goddess of richness and which is so much loved by Lord Shiva.

Now please take the Bilwa leaf smeared with sandalwood paste in your hands and offer it at Swamiji’s feet/paduka along with the mantra.

|| bilva-patram ||

 

om amṛtodbhavaṁ śrī-vṛkṣaṁ śaṅkarasya sadā-priyam |

bilva-patraṁ prayacchāmi pavitraṁ te sureśvara ||

 

om hrīm etāni sacandana-bilva-patrāṇi sarva-deva-devī-svarūpāya sadguru-nityānandāya vauṣaṭ||


The next offering is Tulasi patram – the offering of Tulsi leaves. The meaning of the mantra we are going to chant now is:

 

Let this offering of Tulasi leaf be unto the Supreme Soul, who has unlimited forms and who is the bestower of all boons.

 

Now please take the Tulasi leaf smeared with sandalwood paste in your hands and offer it at Swamiji’s feet/paduka along with the mantra.

 

|| tulasī-patram ||

 

om namaste bahu-rūpāya varadamūrtaye paramātmane svāhā ||

 

om hrīm idaṁ sacandana-tulasī-patraṁ sarva-deva-devī-svarūpāya sadguru-nityānandāya namaḥ||


The next offering is Dhoopa – the offering of incense. The meaning of the mantra we are going to chant now is:

 

This incense smoke is made of sacred herbs of intoxicating fragrance. Please accept this incense smoke fit to be inhaled by all the Devas.

 

Now please take lighted incense sticks in your hands and slowly wave towards Swamiji’s feet/paduka along with the mantra and please ring the bell as you do so.

 

 

|| dhūpaḥ ||

 

om vanaspati-raso divyo gandhāḍhyaḥ sumanoharaḥ |

āghreyaḥ sarva-devānāṁ dhūpoyaṁ pratigṛhyatām ||

 

om hrīm eṣa dhūpaḥ sarva-deva-devī-svarūpāya sadguru-nityānandāya namaḥ ||


The next offering is Deepa – the offering of light. The meaning of the mantra we are going to chant now is:

 

Please accept this light of inner and outer worlds which is very bright and removes darkness from everywhere.

 

Now please take lighted lamp in your hands and slowly wave towards Swamiji’s feet/paduka along with the mantra and please ring the bell as you do so.

| dīpaḥ ||

 

om suprakāśo mahā-dīpaḥ sarvatastimirāpahaḥ |

sabāhyābhyantara-jyotiḥ dīpoyaṁ pratigṛhyatām ||

 

om hrīm eṣa dīpaḥ sarva-deva-devī-svarūpāya sadguru-nityānandāya namaḥ ||


The next offering is Naivedyam – the offering of food. The meaning of the mantra we are going to chant now is:

 

These different kinds of food offerings are prepared from sweetener and other ingredients, Oh! Lord! Please accept this food offering prepared by me with devotion.

 

Now please take the Naivedyam in your hands and slowly wave towards Swamiji’s feet/paduka along with the mantra.

|| naivedyam ||

 

om naivedyaṁ vividhaṁ deva śarkarādi-vinirmitam |

mayā niveditaṁ bhaktyā gṛhāṇa parameśvara ||

 

om hrīm idaṁ sopakaraṇa-naivedyaṁ sarva-deva-devī-svarūpāya sadguru-nityānandāya nivedayāmi ||


The next offering is Paaneeyam – the offering of water for drinking. The meaning of the mantra we are going to chant now is:

 

Oh! God! The Lord of all demi-gods! The one who bestows deep fulfillment upon us! Please accept this water full of infinite bliss.

 

Now please take a cup of water in your hands and offer it at Swamiji’s feet/paduka along with the mantra.

|| pānīyam ||

 

om samasta-deva-deveśa sarva-tṛpti-karaṁ param |

akhaṇḍānanda-sampūrṇam gṛhāṇa jalam uttamam ||

 

om hrīm idaṁ pānārthodakaṁ sarva-deva-devī-svarūpāya sadguru-nityānandāya namaḥ||


The next offering is Punarachamaniyam – the offering of water for washing the hands and the mouth. The meaning of the mantra we are going to chant now is:

I offer this water for washing the hands and mouth to you whose mere remembrance purifies everybody. Now please take a cup of water in your hands and offer it at Swamiji’s feet/paduka along with the mantra.

|| punarācamanīyam ||

om ucchiṣṭa-mapya-śucirvā yasya smaraṇa-mātrataḥ |

śuddhim āpnoti tasmai te punarācamanīyakam ||

 

om hrīm idaṁ punarācamanīyodakaṁ sarva-deva-devī-svarūpāya sadguru-nityānandāya svāhā ||


The next is Aaratrikam – the offering of arati to the Master. The meaning of the mantra we are going to chant now is:

 

We salute the Kubera who blesses us with wealth, who is the supreme of the kings, the one who possesses great patience, let Lord Kameshwara – the Lord of desire energy  fulfill our desires. I offer my pranams that is worship or salutations to the one who is as pure as camphor, the one who has incarnated because of intense compassion, the one who is the very essence of life, the one who has the king of serpents as his ornament, the who lives eternally in the lotus of the heart and the one who has both the Shiva energy that is the cosmic masculine energy and the Devi energy that is the cosmic feminine energy at its peak I offer my pranams to you!

 

Now please take the lighted camphor in your hands and slowly wave towards Swamiji along with the mantra. Please ring the bell as you do so.

|| ārātrikam ||

 

om hrīm eṣā dīpa-mālā sarva-deva-devī-svarūpāya sadguru-nityānandāya namaḥ||

om rājādhi-rājāya prasahya-sāhine |

namo vayaṁ vaiśravaṇāya kurmahe |

sa me kāmān kāma-kāmāya mahyaṁ |

kāmeśvaro vaiśravaṇo dadātu |

kuberāya vaiśravaṇāya |

mahārājāya namaḥ ||

 

karpūra-gauraṁ karuṇāvatāraṁ saṁsāra-sāraṁ bhujagendra-hāram |

sadā-vasantaṁ hṛdayāravinde bhavaṁ bhavānī-sahitaṁ namāmi ||

 

ārātrikaṁ samarpayāmi sadguru-caraṇa-kamalebhyo namaḥ ||


The next offering is Pushpanjali – the offering of fragrant flowers. The meaning of the mantra we are going to chant now is:

 

Guru is the Brahma who is the source of creation of the universe, Vishnu who is the source of sustenance of the universe, and Shiva who is the source of rejuvenation of the universe. Guru is all the three put together in a single form. I surrender to that Guru.

I surrender to the Guru who is omnipresent and also has given me a glimpse of his experience.

I surrender to the Guru who has with the brush of wisdom opened my eyes blinded by ignorance.

I surrender to the Guru who by giving the knowledge about the Self, has burnt my Karmic baggage of so many births.

I surrender to the Guru who is the Lord of the Cosmos, who is the Guru of the Cosmos; my soul is the same soul which is in all the beings.

I surrender to Dakshinamurthy the primal Guru – who manifests Himself differently in the form of Iswara, Guru and Atman.

I surrender to that Sadguru who is the eternal bliss, bestower of supreme happiness, the one who is the embodiment of wisdom, who is beyond duality, who is omnipresent, to whom the Supreme goal is giving the Enlightenment experience, who is eternal, pure and unshakable, who is the silent spectator of all thought processes, who is beyond emotions, who is without the three qualities called Sattva, Rajas and Tamas.

Now please take some flowers in your hands, close your eyes till the end of the mantra and offer the flowers at Swamiji’s feet/paduka at the end of the mantra.

|| puṣpāñjaliḥ ||

gururbrahmā gururviṣṇuḥ gururdevo maheśvaraḥ |

guruḥ sākṣāt paraṁ brahma tasmai śrī-gurave namaḥ ||

 

akhaṇḍamaṇḍalākāraṁ vyāptaṁ yena carācaram |

tatpadaṁ darśitaṁ yena tasmai śrī-gurave namaḥ ||

 

ajñāna-timirāndhasya jñānāñjana-śalākayā |

cakṣurunmīlitaṁ yena tasmai śrī-gurave namaḥ ||

 

aneka-janma-samprāpta-karma-bandha-vidāhine |

ātma-jñāna-pradānena tasmai śrī-gurave namaḥ ||

 

mannāthaḥ śrī-jagannātho madguruḥ śrī-jagadguruḥ |

mamātmā sarva-bhūtātmā tasmai śrī-gurave namaḥ ||

 

īśvaro gururātmeti mūrti-bheda-vibhāgine |

vyomavad-vyāpya-dehāya dakṣiṇāmūrtaye namaḥa ||

 

nityānandaṁ paramasukhadaṁ kevalaṁ jñānamūrtiṁ

dvandvātītaṁ gaganasadṛśaṁ tattvamasyādi-lakṣyam |

ekaṁ nityaṁ vimalam acalaṁ sarvadhī-sākṣi-bhūtaṁ

bhāvātītaṁ triguṇa-rahitaṁ sadguruṁ tam namāmi ||

|| puṣpāñjaliṁ samarpayāmi sadguru-caraṇakamalebhyo namaḥ ||

|| om nityānandam ||


The next is the chanting of the Swasti mantra – peace chants to bless and heal the world. The meaning of the mantra we are going to chant now is:

Let there be auspiciousness of humanity. Let the rulers rule the land in the righteous way. Let there be auspiciousness upon the cows, the earth & the Brahmins eternally. Let all the people in all the worlds be happy. Let there be timely rains. Let the earth be full of crops, let this country be rid of drought and famine. Let all the spiritual seekers be without fear.

I pray to the great people who are here to bless that these words of invocation of auspiciousness and blessings come true.

So be it.

Let those who do not have children have children; let those who have children have grand children; let those who do not have wealth have wealth; let all live for hundred years.

I pray to the great people who are here to bless that these words of invocation of auspiciousness and blessings come true.

So be it.

Let the ruler be righteous, the subjects be with good conduct, let them have puja as their wealth and strength, and let them be noble; let the Brahmanas who have learning, teaching, donating, receiving the donation, doing ritualistic sacrifice for one’s own self and for others as their duty, always have Divine blessing words come from their mouth. Let there be no trouble and sorrow caused to sages, saints and Masters and let them always be blissful. Let everyone tread the path of Vedic tradition, be with mutual understanding and be happy.

I pray to the great people who are here to bless that these words of invocation of auspiciousness and blessings come true.

So be it.

Let everybody along with their family members have devotion at the lotus feet of the Jagadguru Bhagawan Shri la Shri Paramahamsa Nithyananda Sri Jnanasambandha Deshika Paramaacharaya Swami – who is the Lord of all the Gods, the Supreme Lord. Who is the Lord of the trillions of Brahmandas - the one who creates, sustains, destroys, puts in illusion and liberates all the worlds, the one who is without a beginning, a middle and an end, the one with inequitable power and heroism, the one who has realized the Truth, the one who is the embodiment of the Supreme Shiva Nithayandeshwara who is with Mother Nithyanandeshwari, the one who is the embodiment of Meenakshi & Sundareshwara, the one who is the embodiment of the primordial Master Arunagiri Yogishwara, the one who is the embodiment of Kaala Bhairava and Maha Kaali, the one who is the incarnation of Jnanasambandha who has adorned the Shyaamalaa Peeta, who is the embodiment of Shri Meenakshi Sundareshwara, the one who is  the favourite son of Lord Shiva - the incarnation who graced Himself as a Guru, the one who because of drinking the milk from the breast of Mother Parvati created the Dravida Veda which is the essence of the Vedas and the Agamas, the one who is the establisher of the pearl palanquin received by the grace of Lord Shiva, the one who is the founder of the Shaiva tradition, the one who has adorned the seat of Omniscience, the one who is the master of the Cosmos,  such a Master who has adorned the scared seat of Omniscience previously adorned by Tiru Jnanasambandhar, the one who is the 293rd  Guru Maha sannidhanam of that spiritual kingdom established by Janasambandar , the one who is in the state of Paramahamsa - the Acharya of all Sannyasis that is the wandering monks and Parivrajakas, the one who is the embodiment of the sacred syllable OM, the one who is the embodiment of the pure truth, consciousness and bliss, the one who is the knower of the Vedas, the one who is established in the super consciousness and who is the founder of Nithyananda Dhyananpeeta Maha Simhasana which has festivity all around it all the time, auspiciousness, all great divine qualities, and is ever-alluring. Let everyone with their family have all the wealth and prosperity, the grace of the Master, growing security, fortitude, power, victory, longevity, health &wealth and a disease-less healthy body. Let everyone have their lineage grow till there is the Sun & the Moon. Let everyone have fruition of the four goals of their life that is – Dharma - living all aspects of their life through a righteous means, Artha - earning a living for themselves through righteous means, Kama – fulfilling all their desires through righteous means,  and Moksha - liberation from all bondages that exist for them as human beings. Let everyone have the fruition of all the noble wishes & thoughts in the mind, have the unwavering devotion at the lotus feet of the embodiment of all the Gods & Goddesses – enlightened Master Nithyananda and by the grace of the Master have living enlightenment along with dispassion towards lower level pleasures and passion for enlightenment.

I pray to the great people to bless these words

So be it.

Let all people be happy.

So be it.

Let all have peace.

So be it. Let all auspiciousness prevail. So be it. Let the flag of Dhyanapeeta fly high everywhere. So be it.

Let all have the complete grace of Paramahamsa Nithyananda - the Acharya whose feet has the qualities of dignity, majesty, distinction, excellence and beauty.  So be it . Let this dharma keep on growing. So be it. Let everything be offered at the Feet/padukas of the Master. OM NITHYANANDAM!

Now, while these peace chants are being chanted, please cognize which is internally process, understand and visualize a wave of love emanating from your heart center and reaching out to the whole world in all directions, healing and blessing all the beings who reside in this world.

 

|| svasti mantra ||

Om svasti prajābhyaḥ paripālayantāṁ

nyāyyena mārgeṇa mahīṁ mahīśāḥ

go-brāhmaṇebhyaḥ śubhamastu nityaṁ

lokāḥ samastāḥ sukhino bhavantu

kāle varṣatu parjanyaḥ pṛthivī sasya śālinī

deśo'yaṁ kṣobha-rahitaḥ brāhmaṇāḥ santu nirbhayāḥ

iti svasti mantrārthāḥ satyāḥ saphalāḥ bhavantu iti

bhavanto mahānto'nugṛhṇantu

tathāstu

aputrāḥ putriṇaḥ santu putriṇaḥ santu pautriṇaḥ

adhanāḥ sadhanāḥ santu jīvantu śaradaḥ śatam

iti bhavanto mahānto'nugṛṇhantu

 

tathāstu

 

rājā dharmapatiḥ prajāḥ sucaritāḥ pūjādhanāḥ sajjanāḥ ṣaṭkarmapravarāḥ dvijāḥ pratidinaṁ vidyā anavadyā sadā vāṇī sannihitā ciraṁ kavimukhaiḥ sānandamavyākulāḥ

sarve santu vaidikadharma-anuṣṭhātāraḥ saujanya

santoṣiṇaḥ iti svasti mantrārthāḥ satyāḥ saphalāḥ bhavantu

iti bhavanto mahānto'nugṛhṇantu 

tathāstu

 

asya deva devasya mahādevasya akhilāṇḍakoṭi brahmāṇḍa-nāyakasya sakalabhuvi sṛṣṭi-sthiti-saṁhāra-tirobhāva-anugrahākhya-pañcakṛtya -parāyaṇasya ādimadhyāntarahitasya aprameya-parākramasya tattvārthagocarasya

sri nithyanandeshwariyamba-sameta-sri-nithyanandeshwara parashiva swarupasya

 śrī-meenakshi-sundareshwara svarūpasya 

śrī-adiguru arunagiri-yogishwara- svarūpasya 

sri-kaala bhairava-mahaa kaali-svarupasya

Shri kailasonnata dvadashanta shyamalaaa peettaroodha-shri meenakshi sundareshwaraaabhinna swarupa-para shiva putraratna kumara-gurumanya tulyavataara-shriparvathi sthanyapaana labdha divya jnaana-vishrutha sakala nigamaagama saara bhootha-draavida veda pravartaka-srimath parama shiva karunaa sama dhigatha-muktaamaya chatura shrayaana sthaapaka-shaiva samaya kartr-sarvajna peettaroodha-shree jagad guru-shree jnaana sambandha deshika swami svaroopasya-tadavataara bhootasya-tatsarvajna peettaroodhasya-tajjnaana samraajya shaasaka-trinavatyuttara dvishata tama guru mahaa sannidhaanasya-śrī-paramahaṁsasya parivrājakācāryasya sacchhidānanda-praṇava-svarūpasya śrotriya-brahma-niṣṭhasya nityotsava nitya-mangala-nitya-kalyāṇa-nitya-rajita- nityānanda-dhyānapīṭha-mahā-saṁsthāna mahā-siṁhāsana-pīṭha-kartuḥ jagadguroḥ-bhagavathaha-shrila-shri- paramahaṁsa-nityānanda-shri jnaana sambandha-deshika-paramacharya-svāminaḥ-pādāravindayoḥ bhakti-siddhiḥ sameṣāṁ sahakuṭumbānāṁ sakalaiśvarya prāptiḥ  gurukṛpā-kaṭākṣa-siddhiḥ  kṣema-sthairya-vīrya-vijaya-āyurārogya-aiśvaryāṇām

abhivṛddhiḥ arogadṛḍhagātratā siddhiḥ ācandrārkavaṁśābhivṛddhiḥ dharmārtha-kāma-mokṣa-catur-vidha-phala-purusārtha-siddhiḥ sarveṣām manasā cintita satkāryānukūlasiddhiḥ sarva-deva-devī-svarūpasya sadguru-nityānanda-devasya pādāravindayoḥ acañcalā bhakti siddhiḥ śrī-sadguru-prasādena-sakuṭumbasya-jñāna-vairāgya-jīvan-mukti-prāptiśca bhūyāt

 

iti bhavanto mahānto'nugṛhṇantu

tathāstu

sarve janāḥ sukhinaḥ santu… tathāstu…

sarveṣāṁ śāntirbhavatu… tathāstu…

samasta sanmaṅgalāni santu… tathāstu…

sarvatra dhyānapīṭha dhvajārohaṇaṁ bhavatu… tathāstu…

sarveṣāṁ paramahaṁsa-nityānanda-bhagavatpādācāryasya-paripūrṇa kṛpā-kaṭākṣa-siddhiḥ astu… tathāstu…

ayaṁ dharmaḥ uttarottaram abhivṛddhiḥ astu… tathāstu…

sarvaṁ śrī sadguru pādukārpaṇam astu…

OM NITHYANANDAM||