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How To Conduct Puja To Sri Krishna

Hindu Books > Worship > How To Conduct Puja To Sri Krishna


Founder / Sri Gurudev : Integral Yoga Institutes and Satchidananda Ashram. The scriptures tell us that in this modern age, the easiest path to the Godhead is through Bhakti Yoga, the Yoga of devotion.

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Worshipping ought to be a personal experience. At the philosophical level, the object of worship is worship itself.

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If there is one god whose name is known and recognized throughout the world, it is SriKrishna. Philosophers identify Krishna as the teacher of that amrita (nectar) known as Srimadbhagavadgita.

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First and foremost begin with cleansing, i.e. clean the area where the altar is to be set up. This should face the eastern direction if possible.

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Altar Set Up

A small bench or a wooden table or a cardboard box covering an area no larger than 36" x 24" and about 15" to 24" tall is adequate.

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Prayers to Mahaganapati, Guru And Godhead

Before starting the puja proper, it is essential to contemplate Maha Ganapati to assure ourselves that no obstacles interfere with a smooth performance of the puja rituals.

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Shuddhi (Cleaning)

In order to assure ourselves that any and all evil tendencies are removed from the worship room, we start with a prayer to Shiva whose very invocation is believed to clear out any troubling vibrations.

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O Lord, protector of cattle, sea of compassion, consort of Mahalakshmi, the daughter of the ocean of milk, slayer of Kamsa, bestower of endless mercy upon the elephant chief in his distress.

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Now we are ready to invoke Krishna and offer Upachaaraas (reception with reverence). With folded hands focus on the picture of the deity as you chant the following:

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Now stand up and do a pradakshina (circumambulation) three times turning to your right.

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Now the Puja can be completed with an aarati. Om jayajagadeesha - hare is recommended.

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List Of Materials Needed

The Material which we should have before conducting Puja are listed here. Picture of Krishna and / or statues, Table, bench or box, Two stainless steel or silver vessels etc.,

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Other Puja Booklets In The Series

Some important books regarding puja described here.

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Talks And Published Papers By The Author

Some of the important talks and published papers by the author.

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The Author - Dr. Srinivasan

Dr. Srinivasan was born in the village of Amruthur, Kunigal Taluk in the Karnataka State.

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I want to thank my wife Kamla, my brother Chi. A. V. Narasimhan and my daughter Sandhya for patiently reviewing the drafts and making valuable suggestions and comments.

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Published on: 2003-03-08 (15230 reads)

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