Ratha Saptami Puja Vidhi, Procedure, Vidhanam

Ratha Saptami Puja vidhi, procedure or vidhanam of Ratha Saptami Surya Pooja is given here. It falls on Magha Shukla Saptami.

The procedure of Ratha Saptami Pooja includes the Shodashopachara Puja (16 steps of Puja procedure) like …. Dhyanam, Aavahanam, Aasanam, Paadhyam, Ardhyam, Achamanam, Snanam, Panchamrita Snanam, Vasthram, Yagnopavitham, Gandham, Adhanga Puja, Deepam, Naivedyam, Tamboolam, etc….

Ganesha Pujan is performed before the Surya Puja and then Surya Pujan should be begun…

Ratha Saptami puja begins with Dhyanam…

Dhyanam :

Take a flower and chant the mantra

O Bhaskara, Divakara, Aditya, Martanda, Grahadhipa Aparanidhe, Jagadrakshaka, Bhutabhavana, Bhutesha, Bhaskara, Arthathrana Parayana Hara, Anchitya Vishva Sanchara, Aadi Bhutesha, Adhimadhyasta Bhaskara, O Jagadprathe..

After chanting all these names, offer the flower to Surya Deva.

Aavahanam :

Om aadhithyaaya namah aavaahayaami /
(Place flower. then read the following mantram to offer aasanam and place a flower)

Aasanam :

Om aadhithyaaya namah pushpam samarpayaami
(pushpamunumchavalayunu).

Paadhyam :

Om aadhithyaaya namah paadhyam samarpayaami.
(leave water in a plate)

Arghyam :

Om aadhithyaaya namah arghyam samarpayaami.
(leave water in a plate)

Aachamanam :

Om aadhithyaaya namah aachamaniyam samarpayaami.
(leave water in a plate)

Snanam :

Om aadhithyaaya namah shuddhodhaka snaanam samarpayaami.
(leave water in a plate)

Panchamrutha snanam :

(With Milk)
Om aadhithyaaya namah kshirena snaapayaami .

(With Curd)
Om aadhithyaaya namah dhadhyaasnaapayaami .

(With Ghee)
Om aadhithyaaya namah ajyenna snaapayaami.

(With Honey)
Om aadhithyaaya namah madhunaa papayaami

(With Sugar)
Om aadhithyaaya namah! sharkaraan snapayaami.

(With coconut water)
Om aadhithyaaya namah phalodhakena snaapayaami.

(Plain water)
Om aadhithyaaya namah shuddhodhakasnaanam samarpayaami.

Vasthram :
Om aadhithyaaya namah – vasthrayugmam samarpayaami.

(Place 2 pieces of cloth or 2 flowers at the foot of the idol)

Yagnyopavitham :
Om aadhithyaaya namah yagnyopavitham samarpayaami.

Gandham :
Om aadhithyaaya namah gandham vilepayaami.

(Sprinkle sandalwood paste)

Akshatha
Om aadhithyaaya namah akshathaan samarpayaami.

(Sprinkle akshata / consecrated rice)

Adhanga pooja :

Om Adithyaya namah – paadhau poojayaami.

Om Adithyaya namah – jamghe poojayaami.

Om Adithyaya namah – jaanuni poojayaami.

Om Adithyaya namah – oorum poojayaami.

Om Adithyaya namah – guhyam poojayaami.

Om Adithyaya namah vigrayaa namah – katim poojayaami.

Om Adithyaya namah – naabhim poojayaami.

Om Adithyaya namah – udharam poojayaami.

Om Adithyaya namah – hrudhayam poojayaami.

Om Adithyaya namah – hasthau poojayaami.

Om Adithyaya namah – bhujau poojayaami.

Om Adithyaya namah – kantam poojayaami.

Om Adithyaya namah – mukham poojayaami.

Om Adithyaya namah – nethraani poojayaami.

Om Adithyaya namah – lalaatam poojayaami.

Om Adithyaya namah – shirah poojayaami.

Om Adithyaya namah – maulim poojayaami.

Om Adithyaya namah – sarvaanyamgaani poojayaami.

 

Dhoopam : Om aadhithyaaya namah – dhoopam aaghraapayaami.

Light incense sticks and show it as offering

Deepam :
Om aadhithyaaya namah dhipam dharshayaami.
(Then, do aachamanam and offer naivedhyam with the following mantra )

Naivedhyam :

Om praanaaya svaahaa, Om apaanaaya svaahaa, Om vyaanaaya svaahaa, Om samaanaaya svaahaa, Om brahmane svaahaa.

Om bhoorbhuva ssuvah, Om tha thasavithurvarenyam bhargo devasya dhimahi, dhiyo yonah prachodhayaath, sathyam thvarthena parishimchaami, amruthamasthu, amruthopastharana masi, thathpurushaaya vidhmahe mahaadevaaya dhimahi thanno rudhrahprachodhayaath

(sprinkle water on the offerings and then show to the lord)

Madhye madhye paaniyam samarpayaami.

(Leave water in the plate)

Amruthaapidhaana masi, uththaraaposhanam samarpayaami, hasthau prakshaalayaami, paadhau prakshaalayaami, punaraachamaniyam samarpayaami.

Tamboolam :

tamboolam charvanaanamtharam shuddhaachamaniyam samarpayaami.

Neerajanam :

Light camphor and rotate 3 times around the murthi, by ringing the bell.
anamtharam aachamaniyam samarpayaami.
(Leave water in the plate)

Aathmapradhakshinam :

Circumbulate 3 times chanting the below mantras:

Yaanikaanicha paapaani janmaamtharakruthaani cha,
thaani thaani pranashyamthi pradhakshina padhepadhe.
paapoham paapakarmaaham paapaathma paapasambhavah,
thraahi maam krupayaa deva sharanaa gathavathsala.
shri aadhithyaaya namah aathmapradhakshina namaskaaraan samarpayaami.

Arpanam:

Yasyasmruthyaachanaamokthyaa thapah poojaa kriyaadhishu
nyoonam sampoornathaam yaathi sadhyovamdhethamishvaram //
mamthrahinam kriyaahinam bhakthahinam maheshvara
yathpoojitham mayaadeva paripoornam thadhasthuthe //
supritha ssuprasanno varadhobhavathu
shri aadhithyaaya prasaadham shirasaa gruhnaami //
(take flowers from pooja and put them on head with respect)

Teertha prasada sweekarana :

Akaalamruthyuharanam – sarvavyaadhi nivaaranam
samastha paapakshayakaram – aadhithyaaya paadhodhakam paavanam shubham //
(sip the teertham saying the above)

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  1. Kusumavati says:

    what is the vidhi of surya yag ?