Puraan | 6-Naarad Puraan | 1-Poorv Bhaag
6-Naarad Puraan, 1-Poorv Bhaag, p 431-500
This third part of Poorv Bhaag of Naarad Puraan is about Sa-Kaam worship - worshipping Shiv, Vishnu, Raam, Hanumaan, and Krishn.
Sanat Kumaar Jee said - "Two Shankh, two Chakrashilaa (Gomatee Chakra), two Shiv Ling, two Ganesh idols, two Soorya idols, three Durgaa idols should not be worshipped in one house. This harms the family. After doing the worship, all worshippers should take Charanaamrit and Prasaad from the Naivedya offered to their Isht Dev. Anything offered to Bhagavaan Shiv is not worthy to take, but as soon as it touches Shaaligraam stone, it becomes all holy and acceptable.
Five kinds of worship have been told - Aaturee, Sautikee, Traasee, Saadhanaabhaavinee, and Daurbodhee.
(1) Aaturee Poojaa - A patient should neither take bath, nor do Jap, nor
worship. He should do only Darshan of his Isht Dev (idol, or Soorya's Darshan),
remember his Mantra and offer flowers. When he becomes all right, then he should
take bath, salute his Guru and pray that "By the grace of your Prasaad, I
should not be blamed to abandon Poojaa." After taking his blessings he should
resume his Poojaa. Feed Braahman and give Dakshinaa.
Thus a Saadhak can do any kind of Poojaa. After doing Poojaa, one should feed Braahman and take Prasaad from the offered Naivedya to Isht Dev. Then after taking rest he may read or listen to Puraan or Itihaas. Who does not do Poojaa methodically in spite of having and knowing everything, he does not get the whole fruit of that Poojaa.
Naaraayan Mantra-8-letter Mantra
(1) Who does Jaap of this Mantra 25 times daily before taking water, he becomes
free from all kinds of sins, learned and healthy.
This Naaraayan Mantra is the best among all of the Mantra. Its Vishnu Gaayatree Mantra is "Aum Naaraayanaaya Vidmahe Vaasudevaaya Dheemahi Tanno Vishnu Prachodayaat" and it destroys all kinds of sins.
Vaasudev Mantra-12-Letter Mantra
[Here several Nyaas methods are given.]
Kireet Mantra for Naaraayan -
The first 100,000 Mantra's Jaap gives Aatm-Shuddhi (cleanses one's mind),
This Mantra section is very elaborated. It is not given here in full.
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/05
Updated on 05/18/13