Day TWO Temple Opening - Prayoga

Sri Sri Radha-Giridhari Deva-griha-pravesham
– Grand Opening Ceremony - prayog
January 16th – 17th – 18th 2004

Saturday 17th January 2004 – Day Two

Last Mangala Arati in Olde Temple 04:30am

7:00am Greeting Sri Sriyuts Radha Giridhari, Jagannath Baladev Subhadra, Gaura Nitai, Srila Prabhupad
…….Deities will be wearing Their Day-set
…….Deities to have set suitable for travelling
…….Deities to have yellow bathing cloth, either on or available to be placed on at new temple

Short Class during which the Sankalpa will be re-iterated

8:00am Vaastu homa – old temple room
Requesting Deities to rise and move to new temple by pratiprathastri (temple authorities)

· Panca Rekha Sthapana (drawing the mandala in the kunda):

The performer of the ritual (hotr) should face east, on the west side of the fire pit (yajna kunda). Placing the right knee on the ground, and placing the left hand on the ground with palm, one should hold a kusa blade of one pradesa length in it. Taking a kusa blade in the right hand, draw in the kunda a line twelve fingers long (one pradesa, 9 inches) and pointing East (see Aappendix I), while meditating on the personality of earth. One should say:

om rekhe tvam prthvi-rupa pitavarnasi

“Oh line, you are earth, yellow in color”.

· From the base of the first line he should draw a second line twenty-one fingers long, pointting towards the North while meditating on the cow:

om rekhe tvam go-rupa lohita varnasi

“Oh line, you are the cow, reddish in color”

· Parallel to the first line, seven fingers to its left, starting from the second line , he should draw a third line the length of one pradesa in the Eastern direction, while meditation on Kalindi. One should say:

om rekhe tvam kalindi-rupa-krsna varnasi

“Oh line, you are Yamuna, black in color”

· Parallel to the third line at a distance of seven fingers he should draw a fourth line starting from the second line, in the Eastern direction, one pradesa in length, while meditating on Laksmi:

om rekhe tvam sri-rupa-svarna varnasi

“Oh line, your are Sri, golden in color ”.

· At a distance of seven fingers from the last line and parallel to it he should draw a fifth line one pradesa length in the Eastern direction, meditating on Sarasvati. One should say:

om rekhe tvam sarasvati-rupa sukla varnasi

“Oh line, you are Sarasvati, white in color”.

· UtkaranNirasana (taking out earth from the kunda):

One should take a pinch of earth line with the thumb and rind finger of the rigth hand and throw out the earth from the khunda to a distance of one “aratni” (distance from elbow to tip of little finger) in the North East direction, saying:

om nirastah paravasuh

“The depleter of fortune has been thrown out and destroyed”.

· Rekhabhyuksana (purifying the mandala with water):
Taking water from the abhyuksana patra he should sprinkle it on the lines.

· Agni samskara (purifying the fire):
From the fire which is kindled but not yet placed in the pit he should take one burning stick and cast it in the South Western direction to expel the inauspicious elements of the fire:

om kravyadam agnim prahinomi duram
yamarajyam gacchatu vipravahah

“I cast the inauspicious fire in charge of burning corpses far away. May those who oppose this rite go to the kindom of death.”

· Agni Sthapana (establishing the fire):
One should take a burning stick from the fire and place in on the third line while chanting:

om bhur bhuvah svah om

· Agni avahana (calling the fire named “vaisnavagni”):
One should install the fire

om vaisnava namagnaye ihagaccha
agne tvam vaisnava namasi

“Oh fire named Vaisnava Agni, kindly be present here”.

· Agni Puja (worshiping the fire while addressing Agni as the purohit):
Meditating on the fire as Visnu he should worship the fire with a lamp and flowers.

Brahma Yajnam: (first verse of each of the four Vedas)

rk veda -- hari om
agni mile purohitam
yajnasya devam ritvijam
hotaran ratnadataman harih om
"I invoke Agni as the domestic priest, God of sacrifice, ministrant, invoker, best bestower of all treasures." (Rk Veda invocation)

yajur veda -- hari om
ise tworje twa vaya vastam
paya vasta devo vah savita
papayatu sresthatamaya karmane harih om
"For food are thee, for strength thee, ye are the winds, let the God Savitar (the fire of the Sun) impel you to the most excellent offerings." (Vajasaneyi samhita opening verse)

sama veda -- hari om
om agnai ayahi voi toi ayaa
toiaya grinanho vyadatoiaya toiya
ni ho ha ta sa sai baa ho va hi shi harih om
"Oh Agni, come to the banquet, after being extolled, come to the gift of offerings, sit down invoker of Vishnu, take your seat on this standila hearth." (Gramageyagana 'Ganapat' 1-1-3., Rk 6-16-10.)

arthava veda -- hari om
sanno devi rabhistasya
apo bhavantu pitaye
sayor abhis sravantu nah harih om

· Ajya Samskara (purifying the ghee):
Taking two blades of kusa grass with tips intact he should bind them with a third kusa and cut them to the length of one pradesa without using the finger nails, while chanting:

om pavitre stho vaisnavyau

“Oh pavitras, you are devotees of Visnu”.

· Sprinking them with water he should say:

om visnoh manasa pute stahah

“You are pure through the desire of Visnu.”

· One should place them in a copper vessel and pour ghee into the vessel. Using the thumb and ring finger of the right hand he should grasp the tips of the kusas and with the thumb and ring finger of the left hand he should grasp the root end. The right hand should be palm up and left hand palm down. By dipping the middle portion into the ghee should then offer ghee into the fire one time, while chanting:

om devas tva savito
punatu acchidrena pavitrena
vasoh suryasya rasmibhih svaha

“My Savita purify you with this faultless kusa, with these rays from the sun.”

· One should then offer two more oblation of ghee into the fire in the same way without mantra.
· Holding the kusas in his left hand, he should sprinkle water on them and then using the right hand, throw them into the fire.
· One should sprinkle the vessel of ghee with water and lower in into the North part of the fire three times, and then lay it on strewn kusa grass.

· Sruva Samskara (purifying the sruva spoons):
The sruva spoon be made from khadira, palasa or udumbara wood, and of a length of one “aratni” (distance from elbow to tip of little finger). One should purify the sruva by sprinkling it with water, then lowering it into the North part of the fire three times.

· Udakanjaliseka ( taking blessing for performing the sacrifice):
Placing his right knee on the earth and his left knee raised, he should pour water from cupped hands from West to East on the South side of the fire, while chanting:

om ananta anu manya sva

“Please allow this rite, Ananta.”

· One should pour on the West side from South to North, while chanting:

om acyuta anu manya sva

“Please allow this rite, Acyuta.”

· One should pour on the North side from West to East while chanting:

om sarasvaty anu manya sva

“Please allow this rite. Sarasvati.”

· Agni paryuksana (Srinking water around the fire):
One should sprinkle water around the fire in clockwise direction:

om prabho aniruddha prasuva yajnam
pra suva yajnapatim bhagava
pata sarva bhuta sthah
ketapuh ketam nah punatu
vagisah vacam nah svadatu

“Oh Aniruddha, bring forth the sacrifice. Bring forth the lord of the sacrifice for good fortune. You are situated everywhere. Urifier of desires, purify our desires. May the Lord of words relish our prayers”

Homa: offer either 8 ahutis/oblations, 28 or 108 with the following
· Vyasta Samasta Mahavyahrti Homa (offering ghee with vyahrti mantras):

One should offer ghee with the vyahrti mantras:

om bhur svaha ---------------------------------- idam visnave idam na mama
om bhurvah svaha – ---------------------------idam acyutaya idam na mama
om svah svaha – -------------------------------idam narayanaya idam na mama
om bhur bhuvah svah svaha – -----------idam anantaya idam na mama

· One should then offer a piece of wood soaked in ghee, of pradesa length into the fire, without mantra.

Vaastu Dosh Nivark Yantra Pujan Sit on an asan facing east and keep yantra on a plate in front of you . Place spoonfull of water on head, repeat:apavitrah pavitro va sarva vastan gatopi va yah smaret pundari kaksham sa bahya bhyantarah shuchih

sri vishnu sri vishnu sri vishnu(Translation)(May all things unholy become holy, may all lower tendencies depart, just as soon as we transcend may within and without be purified!)Om Sri Gurubhyo Namaha (I bow to guru) Om Sri Ganeshaya Namaha (I bow Om Sri Ganeshaya Namaha (I bow to Ganesha)Om Sri Kula Devatabhyo Namaha (I bow to the family deity)Om Sri Ishta Devatabhyo Namaha (I bow to my personal deity) Then chant the pranpratishtha mantra while offering yellow rice to the Yantra Om Um Kum Chum Dhum Tum pum yum sum soham Shree Vaastu Dosh Nivark Yantra Pranaha Eha Gacha Eha Tishtha Sum Yum Pum Tum Tum Chum Kum Um OmOm Um Kum Chum Dhum Tum pum yum sum soham Shree Vaastu Dosh Nivark YantraPrana Eha Susthisha Bhavatu Sum Yum Pum Tum Tum Chum Kum Um OmOm Um Kum Chum Dhum Tum pum yum sum soham Shree Vaastu Dosh Nivark YantraPrana Manasyachakshu Jibhyam Ghrani Pani Pachusthan Daso Indriyani Susthisha Bhavantu Sum Yum Pum Tum Tum Chum Kum Um Om
Flowers be offered while reciting "Devaye Namah Avahanam Samarpayami" Flowers be offered for Asana while reciting "Devaye Namah Aasanam Samarpayami" Water be offered to wash to the feet of lord while speaking "Devaye Paydam Samarpayami" Bath be offered to Deva while reciting "Devaye Snanam Samarpyami" Panch amrit bath offered with mantra "Devaye Panchaamrit Snanam Samarpyami" For clothes upvastar,recite the mantras "Devaye Vastram Samarpyami",
"Devaye Upvastram Samarpyami",
Yajno Paveet, recite the mantras "Devaye Yaghopavitam Samarpyami"Ghand/Scent be applied while reciting "Devaye Gandham Samarpyami" Unbroken rice be offered while reciting "Devaye Akshtan Samarpyami" Flowers and garland be offered "Devaye Pushyani Samarpyami" Dhoop be lighted and offered with mantra "Devaye Dhoopam Samarpyami" Deepam be lit and offered with mantra "Devaye Deepam Samarpyami" Fruits and coconut and lemon be offered while reciting "Devaye Naivedyam phalamcha Samarpyami" Pan, Supari, Clove be offered with mantra "Devaye Tambulam Samarpyami" Then offer Pradikshina with mantra "Devaye Pradkshinaya Samarpyami" and walk around the Yantra three times while chanting "Yani Kan cha papani janmantarkirtani cha Tani sarvani Nashyantu Pradakshin Pade Pade"In the end offer flowers and Namaskar with folded hands and chant a rosary of the beeja mantra of the Yantra . . Beeja mantras of each yantra are specific to the Yantra and the Diety which they represent .
Beej mantra:
Aakarshay Mahadevi Ram mam Priyam
Hey tripure Devdeveshi Tubhyam Dasyami Yanchitam
Then place the Yantra on a Yellow Cloth facing North . Pray regularly with Kukum , unbroken rice, yellow flowers, fruits and sweet offerings and Ghee lamp . Near Yantra always keep yellow rice and yellow mustard.

Vaastu Dosh Nivark Yantra Yantra to remove Vaastu ill-effects from place of work/residence etc.This is a very useful and beneficial Yantra. It combats all the bad influences & ill-effects of Vaastu faults existing in one's home or office. Mostly, there are certain inherent faults about direction, location, situation of a building, situation of rooms etc, which may not be easily curable or rectifiable. The Vaastu Yantra not only helps to cure all inherent Vaastu faults and remove their ill-effects, but also generates the positive & benefic effects of Vaastu. This Yantra should be either be buried under the ground before or after construction, with due rituals, or installed at the 'Puja' room, and worshipped.

· Agni Paryuksana (pouring water around the fire):
One should then sprinkle water around the fire in clockwise direction with his cupped hands while chanting Gopala mantra.

· Udakanjaliseka (taking blessing for the performing the sacrifice):
One should sprinle water on the South side from West to East, while chanting:

om ananta anu manya sva

“Ananta please sanction this.”

· Purna Ahuti (final offering):
Standing up the hotr should make the final offering of mahaprasadam, cloth, thread, gandha, garland, sandalwood, flowers, fruit, and betel, into the fire while chanting:

om namo brahmana devaya
go brahmana hitaya ca
jagat hitaya krsnaya
govindaya namo namah

· Santi dana (sprinking proksana water over the fire):
The hotr should sprinkle water from the abhyuksana patra on the North East part of the fire chanting the Vamadevya Ganam

· Achidra Vachana (absolving deficiencies):

The yajamana or hotr should say:

“May all deficiencies in rules and activities of this ceremony be absolved by the mercy of Krsna and his devotees. I now remember Krsna in order to nullify whatever faults there may be.”

· The hotr addresses the fire:

om agnitvam samudra gaccha

“O Agni, please go to the ocean.”

Note: If one needs to extinguish the fire, one pour milk mixed water over the fire at this time.

· Then one addresses the earth:

om tvam sitala bhava

“O Earth, please become cold.”

· Kirtana should follow. The yajamana should pay dandavatas to all and satisfy everyone with prasadam. If in the case of a temple the yajuman is actually the pratiprathastri – organizer and so fills the same role.

9:00-9:15am Help Deities into vehicles

- Srila Prabhupad and Jagannath Baladev Subhadra – Rolls Royce as done for Rathyatra
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- Lt Gaura Nitai and Lt Radha Giridhari

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- Radha Giridhari – special protective vehicle

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umbrella for Deities

Harinam procession to new temple

Kirtan party must be careful not to spook horses
Instruments at from where auto-vehicles are – chanting ONLY around where horses are.

Guards ______________________ _________________________ ______________________ _____________________

10:30am Deva-griha pravesham - Enter New Temple

SPrabhupad __________________________ _________________________

Chotta SP __________________________ _________________________

Gaur Nitai __________________________ _________________________

Baladev __________________________ _________________________

Subhadra __________________________ _________________________

Jagannath __________________________ _________________________

Chotta JBS __________________________ _________________________

Chotta RK __________________________ _________________________

Radharani __________________________ _________________________

Giridhari __________________________ _________________________

Place Deities on Snan Vedi

Requirements 4 opening ceremonies:
6 Large towels: SP, RG, JBS
6 Hand towels: GN, RK & RK

8 Kalashas – either clay or stainless steel
jug 4 scooping

After bathing set (night set) & garlands

Srila Prabhupada’s set
SP Screen for dressing
Table for placing all upacharas

Plumbed snan-vedi

Under SP, under GN, under JBS, under RG
Replacement containers ( minimum of 40 – 50 litres )

45 gallon drum with Sudarshan waters (or 10 x 20 litres with lids)
45 gallon drum EMPTY (so its four 45 gallon drums (UK) = 200 litres each including the Kalasha Abhishek)
( 15 litres = 3.96 gallons 4 gallons )( 19 litres = 5 gallons )

bathing proper
15 small bottles Rose water
5 small bottles Ganga jal

5 patras for upacharas; padyam, arghyam, achamaniyam, Madhuparka
5 kushis

grape garlands for Radha Giridhari 4 bathing
dried fruit garlands for Radha Giridhari 4 bathing
(sultanas, figs, prunes, pineapple, dates)

3 different oils (musk, jasmine, champak etc)

25 litres - Milk
15 litres - Yogurt
½ litre - Ghee
15 kgs runny - Honey
15 kgs - Sugar waters
cow mutra
cow gobara

10 buckets that hold 20 litres each

3 x 3 litre bottles; dark grape, apple, orange, barley water, prune ( 45 litres max)

100 grams each; fennel, anise, caraway, cardamom, cloves, ginger, tumeric

jasmine flowers, durva grass, and darbha grass ( 10 litres )

25 litres warm water

100 grams each; sesame, millet, rice paddy, panic seed, and rice

21 big soft - banana,
3 soft - papaya,
5 punnet strawberries,
3kg soft juicy plums,
5 punnets - raspberries
one box of green grapes 4 garlands

dried fruit garlands
2kg Dried Figs
2kg pitted Dates
2kg dried Pineapple pieces
2kg dried Prunes
2kg dried Papaya chunks
2kg dried sultanas
thick cotton thread

4 balls Red/yellow threads for kanka bandana

big basket - rose petals - the mataji with two boys

Tulasi leaves and manjaris

3 large bundles - incense
3 small bottles - oils
camphor lamp
ghee wicks
kusha wick sticks – have to make five
cotton wool


yellow Bathing cloth for snan-vedi
SP – chotta SP
RK RK (two more sets required as mentioned below 4 evening)

RED Silk thread to bind kund, Sudarshan snan, and chakra

Kalasha abhisheka
1000 litres Water, 10 bottles Rose water (already added above), rose petals

2 x 45 gallon drums (each 200 litres) (or 10 x 20 litres)
4 filled with Rose & water for evening sponsored bathing

4 x 20 litres containers for evening public bathing

two small sets cloth yellow for RK Deities (this is different from the above sets)
two sets garlands
4 garlands of dried fruits (one foot long each one)(sultanas)

3 bags white river sand
3 boxes fire wood kindling
3 bundles incense
box matches
100 grams kum kum
200 grams tumeric powder
100 grams white abhil powder

Fruits – bananas, oranges, apples, pears, kiwi
Flowers – one bucket heads

Ghee 2 x 2 kg tins

30 coconuts

1 big pumpkin

Musco-lavano - coming with Annirudha d Melbourne

charcoals 4 incense

White Umbrella for travelling on the backtrack
Sodasa upachar seva pujan – offer aradhanam of 16 items

Asan suddhi – offer seat:
idam Asanam asanam samarpayami

Swagatam Greetings – greeting with anjali mudra:
swagatam tu swagatam te - swagatam kuru samArpayAmi

Padyam – offering to Lord’s feet - footwash:
etat pAdyam - pAdyam samArpayAmi

Sugandham Tailam – anointing with oils:
idam sugandam tailam - sugandam tailam samArpayAmi

Snaniyam - bathing:
idam snaniyam - snaniyam samArpayAmi

phala malyam – fruit garlands (grapes, mandarins, dried fruits)
idam phala-malyam – phal malyam samArpayAmi

….bathe Deities with Pancha-gavyam
cow urine, cow dung and ghee (these in small proportion), cow milk and yogurt.
….bathe Deities with Panchamrita
milk – yogurt – ghee – honey - sugar
….bathe Deities with Juices
(was orange, apple, dark grape, cranberry, pineapple on day)
….bathe Deities with Seeds of herbs – Sarvaushadhi-snana (sahasra dhar)
fennel, anise, caraway, cardamom, cloves
…..bathe Deities with MANgala-snana (sahasra dhar)
bathe the Lord in water mixed with auspicious things,
such as jasmine flowers, durva grass, and darbha grass
….bathe the Deities with Astaka-bija-snana (sahasra dhar)
bathe the Lord in water containing eight types of seeds: barley, wheat, wild rice, sesame, millet, rice paddy, panic seed, and rice which grows in sixty days
….bathe the Deities with Gandhodaka-snana
bathe the Lord in water mixed with scents such as musk and aguru
….bathe the Deities with - Urshodaka-snana
bathe the Lord with warm water
….bathe Deities with protective waters from Sudarshan homa
three Kumbha/kalasha each Deity - (best is 8 pots)
([ideally pots should hold 12 liters each])

….bathe Deities with Sahasra-dhara seva – with water using sahasra-dhara

Sotariya Vaastram – offering cloth – change out of wet set: (screen)
idam sotAriya vaastram - sotAriya vaastram samArpayAmi

Tilakam – marking the Deity with auspicious signs and symbols:
idam tilakam - tilakam samArpayAmi

Upavatam – sacred thread:
idam upAvatam - upAvatam samArpayAmi

Abharanam – Alankaram:
idam abhAranam - abhAranam samArpayAmi

Malyam - garland:
idam malyam - malyam samArpayAmi

Gandam – sandalwood paste:
esha gandhah - gandhah samArpayAmi

Sugandham Pushpam – flower petals dipped in sandalwod paste:
idam sugandham pushpam – sugandham pushpam samArpayAmi

Tulasi Patram – Tulasi leaves:
etAt TulAsi pAtram - TulAsi pAtram samArpayAmi

Dhupa - incense:
esha dhupah - dhupah samArpayAmi

Deepa - lamps:
esha deepah - deepah samArpayAmi

Naivedyam - Paniyam:
idam naivedyAm – naivedyam subham astu samArpayAmi
idam pAniyam - pAniyam samArpayAmi

om pranaya svaha (prana mudra)
om apanaya svaha (apana mudra)
om vyanaya svaha (vyana mudra)
om udanaya svaha (udana mudra)
om samanaya svaha (samana mudra)
om brahmaye svaha

om Amrito pAstrAnamAsi - Amrito pAstrAnamAsi samArpayAmi

chant mantras to guru:
nama om vishnu padaya……..
namo mahavadanaya……
namo brahmanya devaya……
jaya sri krishna chaitanya……
hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare,
hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare

First line of the Gayatri mantra:
Om bhur bhuvah swah tat savitur………

om Amrito peedAnamAsi - Amrito peedAnamAsi samArpayAmi

Tambulam – betal, cloves, cardamom, rock candy, churnas, suparis:
idam tambulam - tambulam samArpayAmi

Sarvam – conclusion – whilst ringing the bell
(4 everything & everything lacking:
idam sarvAm - sarvAm samArpayAmi

Darpanam - show mirror

Namam – offering with Harer Nama:
hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare
hare rAma hare rAma rAma rAma hare hare

Sthapanam – final placement of Deities in Griha garbha - new altar

Place Vaastu Dikdosh Nashak – Nirvark yantra

Srila Prabhupada first – kirtan to take Srila Prabhupad to asana
Curtain around – pujari & clothes there

Sri Sri Gaura Nitai
Sri Sriyuts Jagannath Baladev Subhadra
Sri Sri Radha Giridhari
2x Utsav beras – Vijaya vigraha

Curtains closed briefly – Deities redressed kirtan goes on

Curtains open Deities in comfortable set not to out-do main darshan at 16:00

Maha-Raja bhoga offering - Leave offering there for darshan

Hand out offering from altar; JTCd, JPS, Kalas’, JS, Ramanuja, Narad…12:30pm Prayaschitta homa – [to ask forgiveness for any and all inconveniences, offences etc, and to invoke blessings]

Visvakshenadi homa:
om visvaksenaya Svaha-aa – visvaksenaya idan na mama
om sanakaya Svaha-aa – sanakaya idan na mama
om sanatanaya Svaha-aa – sanatanaya idan na mama
om sanandanaya Svaha-aa – sanandanaya idan na mama
om sanatkumaraya Svaha-aa – sanatkumaraya idan na mama

Navayogendra homa:
om kavaye Svaha-aa – kavaye idan na mama
om havaye Svaha-aa – havaye idan na mama
om antarikshaya Svaha-aa – antarikshaya idan na mama
om prabuddhaya Svaha-aa – prabuddhaya idan na mama
om pippalayanaya Svaha-aa – pippalayanaya idan na mama
om avihotraya Svaha-aa – avihotraya idan na mama
om drumilaya Svaha-aa – drumilaya idan na mama
om chamasaya Svaha-aa – chamasaya idan na mama
om karabhojanaya Svaha-aa – karabhojanaya idan na mama

Mahabhagavata homa:
om naradaya Svaha-aa – naradaya idan na mama
om kapilaya Svaha-aa – kapilaya idan na mama
om yamabhagavataya Svaha-aa – yamabhagavataya idan na mama
om bhismadevaya Svaha-aa – bhismadevaya idan na mama
om sukadevaya Svaha-aa – sukadevaya idan na mama
om janakaya Svaha-aa – janakaya idan na mama
om sadasivaya Svaha-aa – sadasivaya idan na mama
om prahladaya Svaha-aa – prahladaya idan na mama
om brahmane Svaha-aa – brahmane idan na mama
om bali-daitya-rajaya Svaha-aa - bali-daitya-rajaya idan na mama

Bhakti sakti homa:
om paurnamasyai Svaha-aa – paurnamasyai idan na mama
om gangayai Svaha-aa – gangayai idan na mama
om yamunayai Svaha-aa – yamunayai idan na mama
om vrindayai Svaha-aa – vrindayai indan na mama
om gayatryai Svaha-aa – gayatryai idan na mama
om tulasyai Svaha-aa – tulasyai idan na mama
om prithivyai Svaha-aa – prithivyai idan na mama
om gavaye Svaha-aa – gavaye idan na mama

Guru homa:
om diksha gurave Svaha-aa – diksha guruvae idan na mama
om siksha gurubhyah Svaha-aa – siksha gurubhyah idan na mama
om chaitya gurave Svaha-aa – chaitya gurave idan na mama

Pancha tattva homa:
om sri krsna chaitanyaya Svaha-aa – sri krsna chaitanyaya idan na mama
om sri nityanandaya Svaha-aa – sri nityanandaya idan na mama
om sri advaitaya Svaha-aa – sri advaitaya idan na mama
om pandita gadadharadibhyah Svaha-aa – pandita gadadharadibhyah idan na mama
om srivasadibhyah Svaha-aa – srivasadibhyah idan na mama

Sad gosvami prabhu homa:
om sri rupaya Svaha-aa – sri rupaya idan na mama
om sanatanaya Svaha-aa – sanatanaya idan na mama
om bhatta raghunathaya Svaha-aa – bhatta raghunathaya idan na mama
om sri jivaya Svaha-aa – sri jivaya idan na mama
om gopala bhattaya Svaha-aa – gopala bhattaya idan na mama
om dasa raghunathaya Svaha-aa – dasa raghunathaya idan na mama

Sri navadvipa dhama homa:
om navadvipa dhamne Svaha-aa – navadvipa dhamne idan na mama
om mayapura yogapithaya Svaha-aa – mayapura yogapithaya idan na mama

Srimati Radhika homa:
om varsasbhavani gandharvike
srim kartikadevi srikrsna priye sarvesvari
klim sri vridnavana sevadhikara prade
srim hrim tubhyam sri radhikayai

Svaha-aa - srim hrim tubhyam sri radhikayai idan na mama

Sri Krsna homa:
om krsno vai saccidananda ghanah
krsnah adi purusah krsnah purusottamah
krsnah ha u karmadi mulam
krsnah sa ha sarvaikaryah
krsnah kasam krt adisa mukha prabhu pujyah
krsno'nadis tasmin ajandantar bahye
yan mangalam tal labhate krti

klim krsnaya Svaha-aa – krsnaya idan na mama

Asta sakhi homa:
om lalitayai Svaha-aa – lalitayai idan na mama
om visakhayai Svaha-aa – visakhayai idan na mama
om champakalatayai Svaha-aa – champakalatayai idan na mama
om indurekhayai Svaha-aa – indurekhayai idan na mama
om sudevyai Svaha-aa – sudevyai idan na mama
om rangadevyai Svaha-aa – rangadevyai idan na mama
om suchitrayai Svaha-aa – suchitrayai idan na mama
om tungavidyayai Svaha-aa – tungavidyayai idan na mama

Asta manjari homa:
om rupa manjaryai Svaha-aa – rupa manjaryai idan na mama
om ananga manjaryai Svaha-aa – ananga manjaryai idan na mama
om rasamanjaryai Svaha-aa - rasamanjaryai idan na mama
om lavanga manjaryai Svaha-aa - lavanga manjaryai idan na mama
om kasturi manjaryai Svaha-aa – kasturi manjaryai idan na mama
om guna manjaryai Svaha-aa - guna manjaryai idan na mama
om rati manjaryai Svaha-aa - rati manjaryai idan na mama
om karpura manjaryai Svaha-aa – karpura manjaryai idan na mama

Sarva vraja vasi homa:
om sarva sakhibhyah Svaha-aa – sarva sakhibhyah idan na mama
om sarva gopalebhyah Svaha-aa – sarva gopalebhyah idan na mama
om sarva karshnebhyah Svaha-aa – sarva karshnebhyah idan na mama
om sarva vaishnavebhyah Svaha-aa – sarva vaishnavebhyah idan na mama
om sarva vaishnavi-bhyah Svaha-aa – vaishnavi-bhyah idan na mama

Sri Vraja dhama homa:
om vrindavanaya Svaha-aa – vrindavanaya idan na mama
om dvadasa vanebhyah Svaha-aa – dvadasa vanebhyah idan na mama
om dva trimsat upavenbhyah Svaha-aa – dva trimsat upavenbhyah idan na mama

om srim klim vrajavasi sthavara jangama saparikara sri sri radha krsnebhyah Svaha-aa - om srim klim vrajavasi sthavara jangama saparikara sri sri radha krsnebhyah idan na mama


Harih OM
Sahasra sirsha purusha sahasraksha sahasrapat
sa bhumim vishvato vritvatyatishthad dashangulam
"A thousand heads hath the Purusha, a thousand eyes, a thousand feet. Though He pervades the universe on all sides, yet He occupies a space ten fingers wide (the heart).

Svaha-aa idam krsnaya idan na mama

Om - Purusha evedam sarvam yadbhutam yachcha bhavyam.
Utamritatvasyeshano yadannenatirohati
"This Purusha is all that yet hath been and all that is to be. Though Lord of immortality yet through matter He evolves that the jivas may get their karmaphala, the fruits of actions.

Om - Etavanasya mahimato jyayamscha purushah
Pado 'sya vishvabhutani tripadasya mritam divi
"All this proclaims His greatness, but greater than this is the Purusha. All creatures are one-fourth of Him, three-fourths are eternality in the transcendental realm.

Om - Tripadurdhva udait Purusha pado'sye habhavat punah.
Tato vishva vyakramat sashana nashane abhi
"With three fourths the Purusha went up; one-fourth of Him again was here. Thence He strode out to every side over what eats not and what eats.

Om - Tasmad viratajayata virajo adhipurusha;
sajato atya richyata pashchad bhumim atho purah
"From Him Viraja was born; again a Purusha from Viraja was born. As soon as He was born He spread, eastward and westward o'er the earth.

Om - Yat purushena havisha deva yajnam atanvata
Vasanto asyashid ajyam grishma idhmah sharad havih
"When Gods prepared the sacrifice with the Purusha as their offering, its oil was spring, the holy gift was autumn, summer was the wood.

Om - Tam yajnam barhishi praukshan purusham jatam agratah
Tena deva ayajanta sadhya rishayah cha ye
"They balmed as victim on the grass the Purusha born in the earliest time. With Him the deities and all Sadhyas and Rishis sacrificed.

Om - Tasmad yajnat sarva hutah sambhritam prishadahyam
Pashun tams chakre vayavyan aranyan gramyash cha ye
"From that great general sacrifice the dripping fat was gathered up. He formed the creatures of the air, and animals both wild and tame.

Om - Tasmad yajnat sarva huta richah samani jajnire
Chhandamsi jajnire tasmad yajus tasmad ajayata
"From that great general sacrifice Richas and Sama hymns were born; Therefrom were spells and charms produced; the Yajus had its birth from it.

Om - Tasmad ashva ajayanta, ye ke cha ubhayadatah
Gavo ha jajnire tasmat, tasmat jatah ajavayah
"From it horses were born, from it all cattle with two rows of teeth; From it were generated kine, from it the goat and sheep were born.

Om - Yat Purusham yadaduh katidha vyakalpayan
Mukham kim asya kau bahu ka uru pada uchyete
"When they divided Purusha how many portions did they make? What do they call His mouth, His arms? What do they call his thighs and feet?"

Om - Brahmano'sya mukham asid, bahu Rajanyah kritah
Uru tad asya yad Vaishyah, padbhyam Shudro ajayata
"The Brahmana was His mouth, of both arms was the Rajanya made. His thighs became the Vaishya, from His feet the Shudra was produced.

Om - Chandraama manaso jatash chakshoh Suryo ajayata
Mukhad Indrash chagnis cha, Pranad Vayur ajayata
"The moon was gendered from His mind, from His eye the sun had birth; Indra and Agni from His mouth were born and Vayu from his breath.

Om - Nabhya asid antariksam shirshno Dyauh samavartata
Padbhyam Bhumir disha shrotrat tathalokan akalpayan
"Forth from His navel came mid-air; the sky was fashioned from His head; Earth from His feet and from His ear the regions. Thus they formed the worlds.

Om - Saptasyasan paridhayas trih sapta samidhah kritah
Deva yad yajnam tanvana abadhnan Purusham pashum
"Seven fencing sticks had He, thrice seven layers of fuel were prepared; When the gods offering sacrifice, bound, as their victim, Purusha.

Om - Yajena yajnam ayajanta devas tani dharmani prathamany asan
Te ha nakam mahimanah sachanta yatra purve sadhyah santi devah
"Gods sacrificing, sacrificed the victim. These were the earliest holy ordinances. The mighty ones attained the height of heaven, there where the Sadhyas, gods of old, are dwelling.


After mangalacarana, when the fire is fully blazing, one begins the oblations with Maha-vyahrti homa. "Svaha" is pronounced in three beats, "Sva-ha-aa", and the meter is anudatta, anudatta, svarita. On each "Svaha" the hota pours ghee from the spoon into the fire, and the yajumans throw grains using a mudra representing a deer's head (Mrga mudra). The middle and ring fingers and thumb pick up the grains, and the first and little fingers point straight ahead.

om bhur Svaha-aa idam visnave idam na mama
om bhuvah Svaha-aa idam acyutaya idam na mama
om sva Svaha-aa idam narayanaya idam na mama
om bhur bhuvah sva Svaha-aa idam anantaya idam na mama

Udakanjali Seka (pouring water around the fire):
Placing his right knee on the earth and his left knee raised, he should pour water from his cupped hands from west to east on the south side of the fire, saying:

om ananta anu manya sva (Please allow this rite, ananta.)
He should pour on the west side from south to north, saying:

om acyuta anu manya sva
He should pour on the north side from west to east saying:

Om sarasvaty anu manya sva

Ringing bell - PARISESHANA ........VISHNU SHUKTA
om idam vishnuh vicakrame
tredha nidadhe padam
samudham asya pamsule

"Vishnu has stridden here. He has placed three pure steps on this earth."

om ajnana-timirandhasya
jnananjana salakaya
caksur unmilitam yena
tasmai sri gurave namah
svaha-aa idam gurave idan na mama

om sri-caitanya-mano 'bhistam
sthapitam yena bhu-tale
svayam rupah kada mahyam
dadati sva padantikam

svaha-aa idam rasa-acharyaya idan na mama

om vande 'ham sri-guroh sri-yuta-pada-kamalam
sri-gurun vaisnavams ca
sri-rupam sagrajatam saha-gana raghunathanvitam
tam sa jivam
sadvaitam savadhutam parijana-sahitam
sri-radha-krsna-padan saha-gana-lalita-
sri visakhanvitams ca

svaha-aa idam guru-gauranga-radha-krsna-sarva-vaishnava-tattvebhyah idan na mama

om nama om visnu padaya
krsna presthaya bhu-tale
srimate bhaktivedanta-
svamin iti namine

om namas te sarasvate deve
gaura-vani pracarine-

svaha-aa idam pratisthacaryaya idan na mama

om nama om visnu padaya
krsna presthaya bhu-tale
srimate bhaktisiddhanta-
sarasvatiti namine

om sri varsabhanavi-devi-
dayitaya krpabdhaye
dayine prabhave namah

om madhuryojjvala-premadhya-
vigrahaya namo 'stu te

om namas te gaura-vani-
sri-murtaye dina-tarine

svaha-aa idam parama gurave idan na mama

om namo gaura-kisoraya
padambhujaya te namah

svaha-aa idam para-parat-gurave idan na mama

om namo bhaktivinodaya

svaha-aa idam maha gurave idan na mama

om gaura avirbhava-bhumes tvam
nirdesta saj-jana-priya
vaisnava-sarvabhauma sri-
jagannathaya te namah

svaha-aa idam paramesthi gurave idan na mama

om vancha-kalpatarubhyas ca
krpa-sindhubhya eva ca
patitanam pavanebhyo
vaisnavebhyo namo namah

svaha-aa idam sarva-vaishnavebhyah idan na mama

om namo maha-vadanyaya
krsna-prema-pradaya te
krsnaya krsna-chaitanya-
namne gaura-tvise namah

svaha-aa idam gauraya idan na mama

om panca-tattvatmakam krsnam
bhaktavataram bhaktakhyam
namami bhakta-saktikam

svaha-aa idam panchatattvaya idan na mama

om he krsna karuna-sindho
dina-bandho jagat-pate
gopesa gopika-kanta
radha-kanta namo 'stu te

svaha-aa idam krsnaya idan na mama

jayatam suratau pangor mama manda-mater gatih
mat-sarvasva-padambhojau radha-madana-mohanau

svaha-aa idam radha-krsnabhyam idan na mama

presthalibhih sevyamanau smarami

svaha-aa idam radha-krsnabhyam idan na mama

sriman rasa-rasarambhi vamsi-vata-tata-sthitah
karshan venu-svanair gopir gopinathah sriye 'stu nah

svaha-aa idam radha-krsnabhyam idan na mama

om tapta kancana-gaurangi
radhe vrndavanesvari
vrsabhanu-sute devi
pranamami hari-priye

svaha-aa idam radhikayai idan na mama

om jaya sri krsna caitanya
prabhu nityananda
sri advaita gadadhara
srivasadi gaura-bhakta vrnda

svaha-aa idam panchatattvaya idan na mama

hare krsna hare krsna
krsna krsna hare hare
hare rama hare rama
rama rama hare hare (times three)

svaha-aa idam radha-krsnabhyam idan na mama

PURNA HUTA (final & main oblations):
Standing up the hota, priest should make the final offering of, jewels, mahaprasadam, cloth, thread, gandha, garland, sandalwood, flowers, fruit, lobana and betel into the fire, after inviting everyone to recite each word of the following mantra after him:

namo brahmanya devaya go
brahmana hitaya ca
jagad hitaya krsnaya
govindaya namo namah times 3

om purnam adah purnam idam
purnat purnam udachyate
purnasya purnam adaya
purnam evavasishyate svaha-aa purnahuti

“The Personality of Godhead is perfect and complete. And because He is completely perfect, all emanations from Him, such as this phenomenal world, are perfectly equipped as a complete whole. Whatever is produced of the complete whole is also complete by itself. And because He is the Complete Whole, even though so many complete units emanate from Him, He remains the complete balance.” (Isopanishad Invocation)

om purna homam yasase visnave juhomi
yah asmai visnave juhomi
sa varam asmai dadati
visnoh varam vrne
yasasa bhami loke

"I make this final offering to Vishnu, who is fame Personified. Whoever makes an offering to Vishnu gives the most select item as offering. I have choosen the best for items for Vishnu. I therefore remain in this world with fame."

SANKIRTAN in temple room with all devotees:

Then the PRIEST says alone: as he turns to the fire and the Deity and says:

om ajnatam tad anajnatam
yajnasya kriyate mithu
visno tad asya kalpaya
tvam hi vettha yatha tatham svaha-aa

"Oh Vishnu, rectify whatever was performed wrongly, consciously or unconsciously, in this sacrifice. Understand our sincere intention and take care of that."

The priest then recites aloud :

om prajapate visno na tvat etani anyo
visva jatani parita babhuva
yat kamah te jahumah tat no 'stu
vayam svamah patayo rayinam svaha-aa

"Oh Vishnu, master of all creatures, there is no one besides You. The Lord has encompassed everything. With desires we have sacrificed unto You. May those desires be fulfilled. May we become the masters of spiritual wealth."

VAMADEVGAM can be chanted now, or recited after by the priest.
This prayer was sung by Rishi Vama deva who was a friend of Vashista muni and priest of Maharaj Dasaratha, who praised the Aswini kumaras when he was in his mothers womb.

(No Connection To The Above Hermit Vamadeva Other Than Vama Is A Devotee).
Ref:-Srimad Bhagavatam.8.23.31.

"Whenever the activities of Vamandeva are described in the course of a ritualistic ceremony, whether the ceremony be performed to please the demigods, to please one's forefathers in the Pitrloka, or to celebrate a social event like a marriage, that ceremony should be understood to be extremely auspicious."

Srila Prabhupada's purport:

"There are three kinds of ceremonies -- specifically, ceremonies to please the Supreme Personality of Godhead or the Demigods, those performed for social celebrations like marriages and birthdays, and those meant to please the forefathers like the sraddha ceremony. In all these ceremonies, large amounts of money are spent for various activities, but here it is suggested that if along with this there is recitation of the wonderful activities of Vamanadeva, certainly the ceremony will be carried out successfully and will be free of all discrepancies."

Vamadevganam - Samaveda: Harih Om

ka'5ya - nasca'3itra'3abhuvat // u-ti sadavrdhassa -kha-ou'3ho ha yi
-kaya'23sacayi // stayouho'3 - himma'2 // va '2rto'35 kayi //

ka'5 stva - satyo '3ma'3 danam // ma-histomatsadndha- sa ou'3-
hohayi - drda '23cida // rujouho'3 - himma'2 // va'2 ho'35 hayi //

a'5bhi- suna'3 ssa'3khinas // a-vitajarayiti - nam -ou'23hohayi -
sata'23mbhava // siyouho'3 -himma '2 // ta '2yo'35 ha yi //

"The Lord is worshipable, He is our helper, constantly expanding and He is our mutual friend. He displays this through His wonderful activities.
You are the worshipable Absolute Truth and the source of all pleasurable experience. Being strong You break the opposition, the demon-like foes. You are the protector of those who constantly sing Your praises, and You are affectionate to those who accept You as a friend. Please be with us."

The priest turns to the fire or the Deity and says:

om ajnatam tad anajnatam
yajnasya kriyate mithu
visno tad asya kalpaya
tvam hi vettha yatha tatham svaha

"Oh Vishnu, rectify whatever was performed wrongly, consciously or unconsciously, in this sacrifice. Understand our sincere intention and take care of that."

The priest then recites aloud :

om prajapate visno na tvat etani anyo
visva jatani parita babhuva
yat kamah te jahumah tat no 'stu
vayam svamah patayo rayinam svaha

"Oh Vishnu, master of all creatures, there is no one besides You. The Lord has encompassed everything. With desires we have sacrificed unto You. May those desires be fulfilled. May we become the masters of spiritual wealth."

Close Curtains and doors on Griha-garbha – Deities take short rest

Official opening of New Tulasi house and Tulasi puja – arati

1. First one should recite the prayer:

nirmita tvam pura devair
arcita tvam surasuraih
tulasi hara me 'vidyam
pujam grhna namo 'stu te

"O Srimati Tulasi-devi, you were previously created by the demigods and worshipped by both them and the demons. O Srimati Tulasi-devi, kindly take away my ignorance and accept my worship. I offer you my humble obeisances again and again."

2. Then, while sprinkling water on Srimati Tulasi-devi, one should chant the following mantra:

om govinda-vallabham devim
snapayami jagad-dhatrim

"…bathing goddess Tulasi-devi, who is very dear to Govinda and who brings life to all the devotees. She is the mother of the universe and the bestower of devotion to Lord Krsna."

3. Then, taking some arghya mixture from an arghya-patra with a kusi and pouring some on her soil, one should chant:

sriyah sriye sriya-vase
nityam sridharam sat-krte
bhaktya dattam maya devi
arghyam grhna namo 'stu te

"O goddess Tulasi, we offer our obeisances unto you, who are the shelter and residence of all beauty and opulence. You are even worshipped by the Supreme Lord. O Tulasi, please accept this arghya water which is offered by us with devotion."

4. Then one should chant the following:
(a) One should offer a flower mixed with sandalwood pulp to Srimati Tulasi-devi with the mantra: idam sagandha-puspam om tulasyai namah

(b) One should offer the bath water of Sri Krsna to Tulasi-devi with the mantra:
idam sri-krsna-caranamrtam om tulasyai namah

(c) One should offer garlands and flowers offered to the Lord with the mantra:
idam maha-prasada-nirmalyadikam sarvam om tulasyai namah

(d) One should offer achamana to Srimati Tulasi-devi with the mantra:
idam achamaniyam om tulasyai namah.

5. Then one should sing the praise of Srimati Tulasi-devi as follows:

adhivyadhi-hare nityam
tulasi tvam namo 'stu te

"O Srimati Tulasi-devi, I offer my repeated obeisances unto you. You are the mother of maha-prasada, the increaser of the good fortune of all, and you take away all diseases and mental anxieties."

6. Following this, one should offer obeisances to her with the tulasi-pranama-mantra:

om vrndayai tulasi-devyai
priyayai kesavasya ca
vishnu-bhakti-prade devi
satyavatyai namo namah

"I offer my repeated obeisances unto Vrnda, Srimati Tulasi-devi, who
is very dear to Lord Kesava. O goddess, you bestow devotional service
to Krsna and you possess the highest truth."

During the circumambulation the mantra:

yani kani ca papani brahma-hatyadikani ca/
tani tani pranasyanti pradaksinah pade pade
…..should be chanted.

13:00 Feast Prasadam for devotees at the new temple - tents

14:00 Wake Deities
Dress Deities for evening program in new set
Utsav beras in yellow for bathing

16:00 Maha-mangala Arati – First Arati in new temple

Utsav bera – Utsav vigraha – functional Deities will come forward and receive Sodasa-upachar seva (16 items)

Over the past two days we have successfully offered the Lord Sixty-four Upacaras:
Usually temples can offer more than sixteen upacharas without difficulty. 64 upacharas which are offered throughout the day are listed in Hari Bhakti Vilasa and Chaitanya Charitamrta. The sequence has been rearranged and divided for better understanding. This will give some idea of the opulent type of service that should be offered in the temple.

Early Morning activities:
Waking the deity with vedic verses, praises, instrumental music.
Offering a twig for brushing the teeth.
Offering mangala aratrika.
Shouting jaya on seeing the deity.
Offering pranamas to the Lord before entering for puja.

Offering the Main Upacaras:
Inviting the Lord (avahana), offering him a seat (asana), and making him comfortable (svagatam).
Washing the Lord's feet (padyam).
Offering arghyam as a sign of welcome and respect.
Offering water to wash the mouth (acamaniyam).
Offering madhuparka, then water to wash the mouth.

Offering the Lord shoes so that he may come to the bathing place.
Cleaning the Lord's body with a damp cloth to remove old candana etc. (murti samskara).
Rubbing the Lord's body, especially the head, with fragrant oils.
Bathing the Lord in flower water.
Bathing the Lord in milk.
Bathing the Lord in yoghurt.
Bathing the Lord in ghee.
Bathing the Lord in honey.
Bathing the Lord in sugar.
Bathing the Lord in water consecrated with mantras.

Removing oil, ghee, etc, with flour, then warm water.
Wiping the Lords body with a soft, dry cloth (anga vastra).
Dressing the Lord in upper and lower cloth.
Offering gayatri thread (upavita).
Offering acamana again after dressing.
Arranging the Lord's hair.
Decorating the Lord with bracelets, necklaces, rings etc.
Offering kaustubha and other wonderful jewels.
Offering various colors of clothing, belts, turbans, capes etc.
Offering flowers to the Lord's lotus feet. Applying gandha to the Lord's feet with a tulasi leaf.

Offering incense.
Offering lamps.
Removing inauspicious influences, the glances of evil persons by mustard seeds etc.

Offering naivedyam.
Offering spices (mukha vasa).
Offering betel (tambulam).
Offering a couch for the Lord to relax in.
Offering gandha again and decorating the Lord's body with tilaka designs.
Offering the Lord a crown
Offering varieties of flowers and garlands.
Offering a mirror.
Offering camara and umbrella.
Playing instruments.
Offering aratrika.
Taking deity to a special mandapa.
Bringing the Lord back to his throne.
Bhoga Offering:
Offering foot wash, mouth wash again.
Offering another meal while burning incense.
Offering betel, then performing aratrika.
Concluding Puja:
Recitation of verses (stuti)
Circumabulation of deity (pradaksina)
Touching ones head at the lotus feet of the Lord (astanga pranama).
Taking caranamrta and flower prasada on ones head.
Taking the food remnants of the Lord.
Night service:
Sitting at the feet of the Lord ready for service.
Making a nice bed for the Lord, with soft cloth, flowers and nice scented powders.
Offering ones hand to the Lord, and offering him his shoes, to bring him to the bed.
Receiving the Lord at the bed with great festivity.
Washing the Lord's feet, then drying them, offering gandha, flowers, betel, condensed milk, fan.
Having the Lord lie down in the bed and massaging his lotus feet.

Sodasa upachara seva - offering 16 items:
There will be two sets of Utsav Deities to allow for large numbers of devotees

Offer ganda, sugandham pushpam, tailam at feet of Mula Bera (large Deities), shower those flowers over Utsav Bera and bring Utsav bera to snan vedis at front of altar and do Sodasa upachara seva – now bring Utsav beras to public snan vedi for 1008 Abhishek seva

Asanam – offering the Deity a nice place to sit:

idam asanam srim klim radha-krishnabhyam namah samarpayami

svagatam – offering greetings

swagatam to swagatam te srim klim radha-krishnabhyam namah samarpayami

padyam – offering refreshing footwash; water with rose and jasmin buds.

etat padyam srim klim radha-krishnabhyam namah samarpayami

arghyam – offering respectful substance; yogurt, milk, barley, mustard, kusha, rice…

edam arghyam srim klim radha-krishnabhyam namah samarpayami

achamaniyam – offering mouth wash – freshener; water, pinch ground cloves, nutmeg

idam achamaniyam srim klim radha-krishnabhyam namah samarpayami

madhuparka – offering a refreshing drink; milk, yogurt, honey, ghee, sugar.

esha madhuparka srim klim radha-krishnabhyam namah samarpayami

punar achamaniyam – offering after drink mouth wash – refreshener, as above

idam punar achamaniyam srim klim radha-krishnabhyam namah samarpayami

snaniyam – offering refreshing bath; water, milk, yogurt, ghee, honey, sugarwater, and more waters, tender coconut, fruit juices, warm water, and cool waters

idam snaniyam srim klim radha-krishnabhyam namah samarpayami

vaastram – offering fresh fragrant cloth

idam sotariya vaastram srim klim radha-krishnabhyam namah samarpayami

upavitam – offering Krishna a new yajnopatitam – sacred thread

idam upavitram klim krishnaya namah samarpayami

alankara – offering nice ornamentation

idam abharanam srim klim radha-krishnabhyam namah samarpayami

gandha – offering sandalwood paste

esha gandhah srim klim radha-krishnabhyam namah samarpayami

puspa – offering fragrant seasonal flowers

etani pushpani srim klim radha-krishnabhyam namah samarpayami

dhupa – offering incense

esha dhupah srim klim radha-krishnabhyam namah samarpayami

dipa – offering illuminating lamps

esha dipah srim klim radha-krishnabhyam namah samarpayami

naivedyam – offering foodstuffs

idam naivedyam subham astu srim klim radha-krishnabhyam namah samarpayami

pranama – offering respectful obeisances

namaskaragalu pranamam srim klim radha-krishnabhyam namah samarpayami

17:00 1008 Maha Kalash Abhiseka seva
(out in tent 18:00 - 21:00 Cultural program simultaneously)

Deities to be bathed in water with rose petals and rose water

Devotees will redeem the ticket given at the table to allow them to come forward and offer this service of bathing the Deities on this auspicious occasion.

21:30 Temple closes
Dress Deities into night set, offer bed and refreshments

Deities put to rest

Aparadha kshama:
(allaying faults):

All the rules of puja are formed to prevent one from committing offense to the Lord. If one breaks a rule and commits offense the first remedial measure is to beg forgiveness for the offense with a sincere heart.

As a safeguard, one should in conclusion beg pardon for any unintentional offense (intentional offense is out of the question for one who is initiated) as the final means of accruing success from the puja.

To free oneself from offense one can also bath in the yamuna at mathura and serve the Lord there; study a chapter of Bhagavad Gita every day; worship salagrama sila with tulasi leaves, read verses glorifying tulasi on dvadasi while staying awake all night; and mark oneself with the weapons of visnu and then worship the Lord.


The priest turns to the fire or the Deity and says:

om ajnatam tad anajnatam
yajnasya kriyate mithu
visno tad asya kalpaya
tvam hi vettha yatha tatham svaha

"Oh Vishnu, rectify whatever was performed wrongly, consciously or unconsciously, in this sacrifice. Understand our sincere intention and take care of that."

The priest then recites aloud :

om prajapate visno na tvat etani anyo
visva jatani parita babhuva
yat kamah te jahumah tat no 'stu
vayam svamah patayo rayinam svaha

"Oh Vishnu, master of all creatures, there is no one besides You. The Lord has encompassed everything. With desires we have sacrificed unto You. May those desires be fulfilled. May we become the masters of spiritual wealth."

mantra-hinam kriya-hinam
bhakti-hinam janardana
yat pujitam maya deva
paripurnam tad astu me

"O my Lord, O Janardana, whatever little puja or worship that has been performed by me, although it is without devotion, without proper mantras and without the proper performance, please let that become complete."

yad-dattam bhakti-matrena
patram puspam phalam jalam
aveditam nivedyan tu
tan grhananukampaya

"What has been offered with devotion, the leaf, the flower, the water, the fruit, the foodstuff, which has been offered, please, out of Your causeless mercy, accept it."
vidhi-hinam mantra-hinam
yat kincid upapaditam
kriya-mantra-vihinam va
tat sarvam ksantum arhasi

"Whatever has happened without the proper chanting of the mantra, or without following the proper procedure, kindly forgive all that."
ajnanad athava jnanad
asubham yan maya krtam
ksantum arhasi tat sarvam
dasyenaiva grhana mam

sthitih seva gatir yatra
smrtis cinta stutir vacah
bhuyat sarvatmana visno
madiyam tvayi cestitam

"Whatever inauspicious things I have done out of ignorance or unknowingly, please forgive that and accept me as Your insig-nificant servant. Let my normal condition be service; let my movement be holy pilgrimage; let my thought be remembrance of You; let my words be glorification of You. O Visnu, let my activities, with my whole mind and body and soul, be engaged in You."

According to the Vedic system, after the sacrificial ceremony the brahmanas are invited to eat the remnants of the offered food. When the brahmanas eat the food, it is to be considered directly eaten by the Supreme Lord. Thus no one can be compared to qualified brahmanas. SB 5.5.23

Time References – including Daylight Savings:
The almanac for the day and time : Country : NEWZEALAND
PLACE : Auckland DATE : Jan 17, 2004
TIME : DAY : Sat
PAKSHA : Krishna TITHI : Dashami
STAR : Visakha YOGA : Siddha yoga
Sun rises at 5:55 AM and sets at 8:20 PM
RAHU KALA begins at 9:31 A.M. and ends at 11:19 A.M.
YAMA KANDA begins at 2:55 P.M. and ends at 4:43 P.M.

Sunday 18th January 2004 – Day Three - EKADASI

04:30am Mangala Arati - New Temple

Tulasi Arati

07:00am Darshan Arati - Greeting The Deities

Srimad Bhagavatam Class

Srila Prabhupada’s Guru puja

10:00am EKADASI Prasadam for devotees

12:30pm Official opening by VIPs – ribbon cutting

13:00pm Guest speakers
Tour of building
To tent for cultural program intro

13:30pm VIPs prasadam

14:00 Sunday Feast

16:00pm Devotee EKADASI Prasadam

Cultural Program - Slide Shows – Videos – Dramas
Still coming together……….

Om svastir astu

Monday 19th January 2004

07:00am Deity greeting Darshan arati

07:10am Guru puja

08:00am “The good ol’ days” until 10:00am

10:30am HH Mukunda maharaj to hold an initiation yajna

19th, the Monday after the opening, and after the Rahu kalam which finishes at 08:32am that is a VERY good time for such an event. Jyestha nakshatra is okay but is of mixed natures Shakra and Indra, female in nature.....the old one..... The almanac for the day and time : Country : NEWZEALAND -------------------------------------------------------------- PLACE : Auckland DATE : Jan 19, 2004 TIME : 9:35 am DAY : Mon PAKSHA : Krishna TITHI : Dwadasi STAR : Jyeshta YOGA : Siddha yoga -------------------------------------------------------------- Sun rises at 5:57 AM and sets at 8:19 PM RAHU KALA begins at 7:44 A.M. and ends at 9:32 A.M. YAMA KANDA begins at 11:20 A.M. and ends at 13:08 P.M. --------------------------------------------------------------

om svastir astu

11:00am Devotees to the beach for picnic
12:00 – 14:00 approx