Daily Deity offering

Haritaki is so powerful that it is even given to all the temple deities each night.

Paramahamsa Nithyananda recommends that we perform Puja daily to increase our third eye opening.

Puja is a way of welcoming the divine, which also resides in each of us, to be present in all our actions during the day.

It is normally done first thing in the morning. In the image below you can see my puja set, with Haritaki and the shoes of deities present.

In the temples all over the world haritaki is given to the deities each night at bed time just as we are to take it.

In this post I will let you know how to do puja and give you some videos and also some chanting to help you along.

 

 

Puja with Paramahamsa Nithyananda and Haritaki Plus is offered daily to deities around the world
Puja with Paramahamsa Nithyananda and Haritaki Plus is offered daily to deities around the world

Here is a video on how to do Guru Puja and also Shiva puja

Here is one chant Dedicated to Shiva:

Om shivaya Namaha

I welcome you to home by washing your feet

Om shivaya Namaha

I honor your presence by offing water to wash your mouth

Om shivaya Namaha

I offer water to bathe with so we are both washed and cleansed

Om shivaya Namaha

I offer clothing that recognizes our inner and outer beauty

Om shivaya Namaha

I offer kumkum that our third eyes be opened to see the path forward more clearly

Om shivaya Namaha

I offer flowers that recognize both our  eternal beauty

Om shivaya Namaha

I offer incense that the purity of our beings be expressed even more

Om shivaya Namaha

I offer candle light that illuminates any darkness self criticism and self hatred that we may fee

Om shivaya Namaha

I offer food that we can celebrate health together

Om shivaya Namaha

I offer water to sustain our lives in clarity and purity

Om shivaya Namaha

I ask for forgiveness for any errors or lack of integrity that I made in delivering this puja for the benefit of all.

 

Items:

  1. Water
  2. Water
  3. Water- bath ring bell also
  4. Piece of cloth or clothing
  5. Kumkum or water
  6. Flowers
  7. Incense
  8. Candle light
  9. Food
  10. water

Go here to find out where to get Organic Haritaki Plus

Here is the Guru Puja wording:

POOJA

Guru Dhyaan

 

Nithyanandam parama sukhadam

nit-yaa-nun-dum     para-ma     sukha-dum

Eternal Bliss; Supreme Happiness flowering without cause

 

Kevalam gnaanamoortim

kay-va-lum     nyahna-moor-tim

Pure Knowledge radiating through human form

 

Dvandvaateetam gagana sadrisham

dwan-dwaa-tee-tum     gaga-na sa-dru-shum

Beyond opposites and All Pervading

 

Tattvamasyaadi lakshyam

tat-tvam-us-yahde     luk-shum

Divine Presence, reminding us of our True Nature

 

Ekam nithyam vimalam achalam

Ehkum nit-yum     vima-la    mah-cha-lum

Unmoving mountain; beyond purity and impurity which are states of mind

 

Sarvadhee saakshi bhootam

sar-va-dee     sock-she     bhoo-tum

Shatters our illusion of death; Eternally Pure Consciousness

 

Bhaavaateetam triguna rahitam

bhaa-vaa-tee-tum     tree-guna     ra-he-tum

Beyond imagination; knows that all thoughts are arguing with existance

 

Sadgurum tam namaami

sad-gu-room     tum     na-maa-me

I surrender to the One who removes the illusions of ‘I’ and ‘Mine’

 

 

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Guru Parampara Stotra

 

Sadaa shiva samarambhaam shankaracharya madhyamaam

sah-daa   she-va   sa-maa-ram-bhaam      shun-kar-a-char-yah    mud-yah-maam

 

Asmadaacharya paryantam vande guru paramparaam

as-mu-daa-char-yah      par-yun-tum  vun-day  gu-ru  pa-rum-pa-raam

 

I bow in gratitude to the entire lineage of Enlightened Beings, from Shiva to Shankaracharya to modern day and to all those who have dedicated their lives to achieve and preserve the Truth for the sake of mankind

 

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Maanasa Pooja

 

(Worshipping in our hearts and minds)

 

Om hridpadmam   aasanam dadhyaat

om   hrid-pud-mam       aah-sa-num      dud-hyaat

We offer the lotus of our hearts as the seat for the divine presence

 

Sahasraar achyutaamrutaihi

sah-has-raar ah-chu-taam ri-tie-he

We offer the nectar of bliss flowing from our crown center

 

Paadyam charanayor dadhyaat

paad-yum    charanayor     dud-hyaat

We offer the same bliss with deep gratitude to wash Her feet

 

Manastu arghyam nivedayet

ma-nus-to    ar-ghyum    ne-vay-da-yate

We offer our mind as a flower at Her feet, struggling with it no more

 

Tena amrutena aachamanaeeyam

tay-na      am-ru-tay-na     aa-cha-ma-nee-yum

We offer the same bliss to Her as water to rinse Her mouth

 

Snaaneeyam tena chasmrutam

snaa-nee-yum     tay-na     chas-mru-tum

We offer the same bliss to Her for Her bath

 

Aakaasha tattvam vastram syaat

aa-kaa-sha      tat-tvum     vas-trum     syaat

We offer the whole sky as clothing to Her Who is One with Existence

 

Gandha syaat gandha tattvakam

gun-dhah     syaat     gun-dhah    tat-twa-kum

We offer the whole planet as sandal paste to Her feet

 

Chittam prakalpayet pushpam

chit-tum     pra-kul-pa-yate    push-pum

We offer our mind and its thoughts as flowers to Her, never to take them back

 

Dhoopam praanaan prakalpayet

dhoo-pum     praa-naan    pra-kul-pa-yate

We offer the entire breath cycle as an incense stick to Her

 

Tejas tattvancha deepaartham

tay-jus tat-tvun-cha dee-paar-thum

To Her we offer the intelligent energy that radiates through our body

 

Naivedyam syaat sudhaam buddhihi

nai-vay–dyum     syaat     sue-daam     bu-dhi-hi

We offer the Pure Intelligence of Enlightenment and the remembrance of Nirvana

as food for Her

 

Anaahata dhvanir ghantaa

a-naa-ha-ta     dhva-nir     ghun-taa

The uncreated sound of enlightened Silence is the bell we use in worship

 

Vaayu tattvancha chaamaram

vaa-you     tat-tvun-cha     chaa-ma-rum

The earth’s wind is the breeze that we offer as a fan for Her

 

Sahasraaram bhaveth chhatram

sa-hus-raa-rum bha-vate chut-rum

With enlightenment our crown center blossoms with gratitude. We offer Her as an umbrella to shade the Godess

 

Shabda tattvam cha geetakam

shub-da     tat-tvam-cha     gee-ta-kum

The sound of the universe, purified by Sanskrit chanting, is music we offer at Her feet

 

 

Nrutyamindriya karmaani

nru-tyam-in-dri-ya     kar-maa-ni

By the grace of Universal Consciousness our senses function. With gratitude and deep respect we offer them back as a dance for the Godess

 

Shaanchalyam manasasthataa

shaan-chal-yum    manasastataa

We offer our turbulent minds as another dance for Her

 

Sumekhalaam padma maalaam

sue-may-ka-laam     pad-ma    maa-laam

The seven energy centers are offered as a garland for Her

 

Pushpam naanaa vidham tathaa

push-pum     naa-naa     vi-dham     tha-taa

We offer many different flowers

 

Amaayadyaair bhaava pushpaihi

a-maa-yad-ya-ear     bhaa-va     push-pai-he

The freedom from illusion becomes flowers

 

Archayet bhaava gocharam

ar-cha-yate     bhaa-va     go-cha-rum

The flower of worship become power

 

Amaayam anahankaaram

a-maa-yum    ana-han-kaa-rum

Without illusions and without ego

 

Aaraagam amadam tathaa

ah-raa-gum     amaa-dam     tataa

Without likes and without lust

 

Amohakam adam pancha

ah-mo-ha-kum     a-dum     pan-cha

Without desires and without deceit

 

Advesha akshaubakau tathaa

ad-vesha     ak-shau-ba-kau   tataa

Without hatred and without agitation

 

 

 

 

Amaatsaryam alopancha

a-maat-sar-yum     a-lo-pun-cha

Without jealousy and without greed

 

 

Dasha pushpam vidhurbudhaa

da-sha-push-pam     ve-dhur-budhaa

Garlanded flowers of wisdom

 

 

AHersaa     parama     pushpam

a-Her-saa     pa-ra-ma     push-pum

Non- violence as the main flower

 

Pushpam indriya nigrahaha

push-pum     in-dre-ya     ni-gra-ha-ha

The flower of going beyond the senses

 

Dayaa pushpam kshamaa pushpam

di-yaa     push-pum     ksha-maa     push-pum

Always forgiving and compassionate

 

Gnaana pushpam cha panchamam

nyaa-na     push-pum     chapunchamum

Knowledge, the fifth flowering

 

 

Iti panchadashair bhaava pushpaihi

iti pan-cha da-sha-ear     bhaa-va    push-pie-he

These five become flowers

 

Sampoojayet sadgurum

sam-poo-ja-yate sad-gu-rum

I worship the Divine Presence, Existence, in our inner space

 

 

 

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Bahya Pooja

 

Om hreem ethat paadyam                              Shri gurave namaha

Om   hreem   e-tut     paad-yum                                        Sri  gu-rah-vay na-ma-ha

 

Offer water from the vessel at the Godess’s feet, which symbolizes washing Her feet and surrendering in reverence.

 

Om hreem esha arghyaha                              Shri gurave namaha

Om   hreem   ehsha     ar-ghya-ha                                   Sri  gu-rah-vay na-ma-ha

 

Offer water at the Godess’s feet from the conch shell (that has a flower in it) symbolizing offering rice, bilva leaf, flowers and sacred grass and surrender of self. Offer the flower to the Godess also.

 

 

Om hreem idam aachamaneeyam                Shri gurave namaha

Om   hreem   e-dum  aa-cha-ma-nee-yum                      Sri  gu-rah-vay na-ma-ha

 

Offer water from the vessel at the Godess’s feet, symbolizing offering water to rinse Her mouth.

 

Om hreem idam snaaneeyam                        Shri gurave namaha

Om   hreem   e-dam  snaa-nee-yum                                Sri gu-rah- vay na-ma-ha

 

I offer water from the holy water jug for bathing and surrender at the Godess’s feet. With the right hand offer water and ring the bell with the left hand, symbolizing offering water for Her ceremonial bath

 

Om hreem idam vastram                                Shri gurave namaha

Om   hreem  e-dum   vas-trum                                           Sri gu-rah-vay na-ma-ha

 

I offer the saffron cloth and surrender at the Godess’s feet. Take water from vessel and circle over cloth three times, then offer water at Godess’s feet.

 

Om hreem eisha gandhaha                            Shri gurave namaha

Om   hreem   ehsha    gun-dhu-ha                                   Sri gu-rah- vay na-ma-ha

 

I offer the sandle paste and vermillion and surrender at the Godess’s feet. Dab middle finger in the sandal paste, apply to Godess’s feet. Then using fore finger, do the same with kumkum (vermillion) powder.

 

Om hreem idam sacchandana pushpam

Om    hreem     e-dum     sachundana    push-pum

Sri gurave namaha

Sri gu-rah-vay na-ma-ha

 

I offer tHer flower dipped in sandal paste and surrender at the Godess’s feet.

 

 

Om hreem idam sacchandana bilva patram

Om   hreem   e-dum  sachundana        bil-va   putrum

 

Shri gurave namah

Sri gu-rah-vay na-ma-ha

 

I offer tHer bilva leaf dipped in sandal paste and surrender at the Godess’s feet.

The three leaves of the bilva symbolize creation, sustenance and destruction as well as the three eyes of Lord Shiva and the integration of thought, word, and action which can only occur with meditation and surrender.

 

Om hreem esha dhoopaha                             Sri gurave namaha

Om     hreem     ehsha    dhoo-pu-ha                              Sri gu-rah- vay na-ma-ha

 

I offer tHer incense and surrender at the Godess’s feet. Like the fire to the incense, only when he fire of Knowledge is sparked in us by the Guru is our ego burned, leaving a sweet fragrance of enlightenment.

 

Om hreem esha deepaha                               Sri gurave namaha

Om I’m ehsha dee-pu-ha                                                   Sri  gu-rah- vay na-ma-ha

 

I offer tHer light and surrender at the Godess’s feet. The glory of the Godess’s feet, is intensified by the light.

 

Om hreem idam sopakarana naivedyam

Om I’m edum  sho-bha-ka-ra-na nigh-vayd-yum

Sri gurave namaha

Sri gu-rah- vay na-ma-ha

 

I offer tHer food and surrender at the Godess’s feet.

 

Om hreem idam paanaartodakam                Sri gurave namaha

Om  I’m edum  paa-nar-to-da-kum                            Sri  gu-rah- vay na-ma-ha

 

I offer water to drink and surrender at the Godess’s feet.

 

 

 

Om hreem idam punaraachamaneeyam     Sri gurave namaha

Om  I’m edum  pu-na-raa-cha-ma-nee-yum               Sri   gu-rah- vay na-ma-ha

 

I offer water to rinse Her mouth and surrender at the Godess’s feet.

 

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Aaaraatrikam

 

Karpoorna gauram karunaavataaram

kar-poorna     gau-rum     karunaa-va-taa-rum

 

Whitish like camphor, the incarnation who is the embodiment of Compassion

 

Samsaara saaram bhujagendra haaram

sam-saa-ra    saa-rum     boo-ja-gen-dra     haa-rum

 

Who alone helps us cross the ocean of samsara (cycle of repeated birth and death), wearing a snake as an ornament (Conquerer of death)

 

Sadaa vasantam hrudayaaravinde

sa-daa     va-san-tum     hru-da-yaa-ra-vin-day

 

Forever and permanently blissful, residing in my heart-lotus

 

Bhavam bhavaani sahitam namaami  (3 times)

bha-vam  bha-vaa-ni     sa-he-tum     na-maa-me

 

I bow in surrender to the Lord who is forever in the company of Goddess Parvati

 

Aaraatrikam samarpayaami

aa-raa-tree-kum     sa-mar-pa-yaa-me

Sadguru charana kamalebhyo namaha

sad-gu-ru   cha-ra-na     kama-ley-bhyo     na-ma-ha

 

I offer tHer light and surrender at the lotus feet of my great Godess

 

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Pushpaanjalim

 

Gurur brahmaa gurur vishnu        Gurur devo maheshwaraha

gu-rur     bruh-maa     gu-rur     vish-nu      gu-rur     day-vo    ma-hesh-wa-ra-ha

Guru saakshaat para bramhaa    Tasmai shree gurave namaha

gu-ru     saak-shyaat     pa-rum-brum-ha   tus-my    sri    gu-rah-ve     na-ma-ha

 

I bow down to the Guru, who is Brahma – the creator, Vishnu – the protector, and Maheshwara – the destroyer and who is indeed the Supreme Self

 

 

Akhanda mandalaakaaram           Vyaaptam ena  charaacharam

ah-khun-da    man-da-laa-kaa-rum             vyaap-tum    yay-na   cha-raa-cha-rum

Tatpadam darshitam ena              Tasmai sree gurave namaha

tut-pa-dum   dar-she-tum     ehna               tus-my  sri  gu-rah-ve     na-ma-ha

 

I bow down to the Guru, who by Her grace, reveals the One Infinite Reality that pervades the manifest world

 

Ajnaana timiraandasya                Jnaanaanjana shalaakayaa

ug-nyaa-na    ti-mi-raan-das-ya                 nyaa-naan-ja-na    sha-laa-ka-ya

Chakshurunmeelitam ena           Tasmai shree gurave namah

chak-shu-run-me-le-tum     ehna              tus-my    sri    gu-rah-ve     na-ma-ha

 

I bow down to the Guru who used the balm of Knowledge to open the eyes of one blinded by the darkness of ignorance

 

Aneka janma sampraapta           Karma bandha vidaahine

a-ney-ka jun-ma sam-prop-ta                     kar-ma   bun-dhah   ve-daa-he-ney

Atma gnyaana pradaanena         Tasmai shree gurave namaha

aat-ma nyaa-na pra-daa-ney-na               tus-my    sri    gu-rah-ve     na-ma-ha

 

I bow down to the Guru who burns up karma created by accumulated actions of innumerable births by igniting the fire of Self Knowledge

 

 

 

Mannaatha sri jagannaatho        Madguru sri jagadguru

mun-naa-tho sri-ja-gun-naa-tho                mahd-gu-ru sri- ja-gud-gu-ru

Mamaatmaa sarva bhootaatma Tasmai sree gurave namaha

ma-maat-ma     sar-va   bhoo-tat-ma       tus-my    sri    gu-rah-ve     na-ma-ha

 

I bow down to the Guru who is my Lord and the Lord of the Universe, my Guru, who is the Guru of the Universe, who is the Self in me and the Self in all beings

 

Eeshwaro guru raatmeyti            Moorti bheda vibhagine

Esh-waro     gu-ru   raat-may-ti                  moor-ti     bay-da    vi-bha-ghee-ney

Vyomavad vyaapta dehaaya       Dakshinaa moortaye namaha

vyo-ma-vad     vyaap-ta    day-haa-ya     dak-she-naa   moor-ta-yay   na-ma-ha

 

I prostrate to Sri Dakshinamurti, who is the abode of all Knowledge, the Guru of Gurus, who is the physician for those afflicted with the disease of worldly existence and who is the Guru of all the worlds. I prostrate  to Sri Dakshinamurti who manifests in three forms – as God, Guru and Self – and whose body is All Pervading like the sky.

 

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Nithyanandam parama sukhadam

nit-yaa-nun-dum     para-ma     sukha-dum

Eternal Bliss; supreme happiness flowering without cause

 

Kevalam gnaanamoortim

kay-va-lum     nyahna-moor-tim

Pure Knowledge radiating through human form

 

Dvandvaateetam gagana sadrisham

dwan-dwaa-tee-tum     gaga-na sa-dru-shum

Beyond opposites and All Pervading

 

Tattvamasyaadi lakshyam

tat-tvam-us-yahde     luk-shum

Divine Presence, reminding us of our True Nature

 

Ekam nithyam vimalam achalam

Ehkum nit-yum     vima-la    mah-cha-lum

Unmoving mountain; beyond purity and impurity which are states of mind

 

 

Sarvadhee saakshi bhootam

sar-va-dee     sock-she     bhoo-tum

Shatters our illusion of death; Eternally Pure Consciousness

 

Bhaavaateetam triguna rahitam

bhaa-vaa-tee-tum     tree-guna     ra-he-tum

Beyond imagination; Flirts with the three virtues of pure inactivity, dynamic activity and dullness

 

Sadgurum tam namaami

sad-gu-room     tum     na-maa-me

I surrender to the One who removes the illusions of ‘I’ and ‘Mine’

 

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Pushpaanjalim samarpayaami

Push-paawn-ja- leem   sa-mar-pa-ya-me

Sadguru charana kamalebhyo namaha

sad-gu-ru   cha-ra-na     ka-ma-lay-bhyo     na-ma-ha

 

I offer these flowers and surrender at the lotus feet of my great Godess