Puraan | 9-Bhavishya Puraan | 4-Uttar Parv
9-Bhavishya Puraan, 4-Uttar Parv-90-93, p 478-482
Anang Trayodashee Vrat
In the same way if Vratee does this Vrat in Paush Maas and eat sandalwood paste then his body smells like sandal, and he gets the fruit of Raajsooya Yagya. Who does this Vrat in Maagh Mas and worships Shankar Jee with the name of Maheshwar and eats pearl powder, he gets good fortune. Who does this Vrat in Phaalgun Maas, worships Shankar Jee with the name of Hareshwar, and eats Kankol he becomes extremely beautiful. Who does this Vrat in Chaitra Maas, worships Shankar Jee with the name of Suroopak and eats Kapoor (Camphor), he becomes beautiful like Moon. Who does this Vrat in the month of Vaishaakh, worships Shankar Bhagavaan with the name of "Mahaaroop", and eats Jaayaphal (nutmeg) in the night, he is born in highest family, his all desires are fulfilled and he lives in Brahm Lok getting the fruit of donating thousand cows. Who does this Vrat in the month of Jyeshth, worships Shanakar Jee with the name of "Pradyumn", and eats cloves in the night, this gives highest status, prosperity and wealth and comfort, and gets the fruits of 108 Vaajpeya Yagya.
Who does this Vrat in the month of Aashaadh Maas, worships Shankar Bhagavaan with the name of "Umaa Bhartaa", takes sesame seeds water, he gets the highest beauty and lives for 100 years comfortably. Who does this Vrat in Shraavan Maas, worships Shankar Bhagavaan with the name of "Umaapati", eat sesame seed in the night, this gives the fruits of Paundreek Yagya. Who does this Vrat in Bhaadrapad Maas, worships Shankar Jee with the name "Sadyojaat", and eats Agar in the night, he becomes the teacher of all and lives for long along with children, grandchildren. Who does this Vrat in Aashwin Maas, worships Shankar Jee with the name of "Tri-Dashaadhipati", drinks gold water in the night, he gets most beautiful, best luck and donation of millions of gold coins. Who does this Vrat in the month of Kaartik Maas, and worships Shankar Jee with the name of "Vishweshwar", and eats Daunaa fruit, and the Vratee becomes the Lord of the whole earth with his own efforts and lives in Shiv Lok in the end.
Thus one should do this Vrat for one year, and do its Paaran in the end. One should establish a Kalash (pitcher) and a copper pot on it, and a Shiv idol in that copper pot, cover it with white cloth. Worship it, and give everything to a Shiv's devotee Braahman, along with a cow with a calf, umbrella and Dakshinaa.
Aagneyee Shiv Chaturdashee
At this Brahmaa Jee asked Angiraa Muni to call Soorya Dev. Angiraa Muni also went there, but Soorya Dev replied to him also the same what he told to Utathya Muni. At this Angiraa Muni said - "Prabho, You go to Brahm Lok, I will give light to the Universe in place of you." Hearing this Soorya Naaraayan came to Brahm Lok and Angiraa Muni started burning with great power.
Soorya Dev asked Brahmaa Jee as why did he call him there? Brahmaa Jee said - "Dev, You go at your own place, otherwise Angiraa Muni will burn the whole universe with his Tej (power). See everybody is already burning with his heat, lest he burns everything, you go there and get yourself establish there." Soorya Dev immediately came back, established himself at his own place, and bade farewell to Angiraa Muni. Angiraa Muni came back to Brahm Lok, there all Devtaa etc prayed him and said - "Bhagavan, you perform all acts of Agni till we search for Agni Dev." Hearing this Angiraa Muni started acting as Agni Dev. When Agni Dev came and saw that Angiraa Muni was acting for him, he said to Angiraa Muni - "Hey Muni, Please leave my place. I will be born as your dear son from your Shubhaa named wife and my name will be Brihaspati. You will have many more sons and grandsons." Hearing this Angiraa Muni left his place.
Raajan, Agni Dev got his form on the 14th, that is why this day is very dear to him. It is famous as Aagneyee Chaturdashee or Raudree Chaturdashee. Who are killed in battlefields, or are killed by biting snake, or have committed suicide, their Shraaddh should be performed on this Chaturdashee. One should not eat any food on Chaturdashee and worship Sadaa Shiv Jee with incense, flowers and fruits etc. Be awake in the night. Eat Panchgavya and sleep on the floor. Eat Saanvaa rice without salt and oil. Offer 108 Aahuti with the name Mantra of Agni by black sesame seeds. Next day bathe Shiv Jee with Panchaamrit and worship him. Do Havan like before and pray. Do Aaratee and feed a Braahman and give Dakshinaa. Thus he should do it for one year. Then make a golden idol of Shiv Jee and make it seated on a silver bull, cover them with two white clothes and keep them in a copper pot. Worship it and give it to Braahman.
Who does it for one year, he lives long and leaves his body in a Teerth place.
* Note - Often, in other astrological books and Puraan etc, Agni Dev's day is given as Pratipadaa. Chaturdashee is the day for Shiv Jee. Here also Shiv 's worship has been prescribed.
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/05
Updated on 05/29/13