Thora Granthi Pooja is an important puja to be performed during Ananta Chaturdashi Vrata. In 2016, Ananta Chaturdashi Vrata date is September 15.
Ananta Vratam has to be observed for 14 consecutive years by married couple for their long and everlasting bond of love and affection.
The important ritual of Anant Vrata is tying the Sacred Thread, Anant Daara (Thora granthi), to hand. The performers of Anant Vrata place the Anant Daaram along with the idol of Anant Padmanabha to sanctify the thread. Anant Daara is worshipped along with the Lord by showering turmeric powder, kumkum and akshata and all other pujas.
Ananta Daara is made of 14 strands which indicate the 14 years of the observance of Anantha Vratha. In some places people prepare it of 14 knots.
Here are the mantras for Ananta Vrata Thora Granthi Pooja…
Krishnaya Namaha – Prathama Granthim – Pujayami
Vishnave Namaha – Dwitiya Granthim – Pujayami
Jishnave Namaha – Tritiya Granthim – Pujayami
Kalayana Namaha – Chaturtha Granthim – Pujayami
Brahmane Namaha – Panchama Granthim – Pujayami
Bhaskaraya Namaha – Shashtama Granthim – Pujayami
Sheshaya Namaha – Sapthama Granthim – Pujayami
Somaya Namaha – Ashtama Granthim – Pujayami
Eshwaraya Namaha – Navama Granthim – Pujayami
Vishwathmane Namaha – Dashama Granthim – Pujayami
Mahakaalaya Namaha – Ekadasha Granthim – Pujayami
Srishti sthityantha karine Namaha – Dwadasha Granthim – Pujayami
Achyuthaya Namaha – Trayodasha Granthim – Pujayami
Sri Anantha Padmanabha Namaha – Chaturdasha Granthim – Pujayami
Anant Chaturdashi Vrat Vidhi – Detailed Pooja Procedure