Tuesday, August 23, 2011

ParaMatha Khandana III

Hare Srinivasa !!!
Jai Bedi Anjaneya !!!
Jai Vijayaraya !!!
Shree Raghavendraya Namaha !!!
In this article we shall see objectively how dvaita stands head and shoulders above
other systems.

We have seen in Paramatha Khandana II that Dvaita or Tattvavada is distinct from
other philosophies in that all other philosophies state equality with God at some
or the other point. advaita claims equality now, vishishta advaita claims equality
in moksha, dvaita-advaita claims difference and equality, iskcon claims continuous
difference and continuous equality.

Dvaita alone stands firm that you are not GOD and can never become GOD at any time  !!!
Pure milk is white; even if there is a spot of black it's not pure. There is no use
in arguing that the spot is not black but blue or green. Not pure means not pure;
no room for compromises.

Now, there are many accusations on Dvaita

#1) Dvaita scholars have not understood advaita
This is probably the most common accusation. The hidden agenda being, they can
refute any argument saying first understand then debate. But as long as you object;
you will never have "understood".
I had a discussion with my friend on this, I did'nt speak much and let him talk. He
did'nt tell me anything new that I had'nt heard, but I let him speak. When the
train reached our station, he said "Anyway, this is not of any use practically". I
picked him up on that and said what is the use of such a philosophy if you can't
apply it to your life.
An advaitee has to accept bheda and taratamya in his daily life. His bank account
number and signature is distinct; his juniors are juniors and seniors are seniors.
Not only this; if he is in pain, he cannot claim illusion; he has to treat his
pain. In his day to day life he has to accept Dvaita.So GOD makes him learn Bheda
Gnyana and Tartamya throughout his life; then why should it disappear with Gnyana?
It is like GOD making us study for a Maths paper and then setting a language paper
in the exam !!!
So what is the use of understanding a philosophy that cannot be used (according to
themselves) and one that is counter productive.

#2) Quoting Bhagavad Gita for advaita.
advaitees quote Bhagvad Gita for definiton of Maya and other quotes they claim to
support advaita.
Let us see the end of Bhagvad Gita:
Aham Brahmasmi?? Was Arjuna feeling he is the same as Sri Krishna or as his eternal
Jagat Mitya??? Was Arjuna feeling real or illusory? If it was all maya; then Sri
Krishna could have finished it in a few sentences; why worry Arjuna it's all maya?
Finish. But the detailed explaination and hierarchy proves it's absolutely real
Nirguna Brahma??? Did Arjuna see nirguna or Vishwa roopa ? SriMadAcharya asks this question after showing Vishwaroopa how can you still uphold nirguna roopa.

Even an advaitee will answer the questions the same way. So if Bhagavad Gita was
really teaching advaita; then why this outcome?

After receiving Bhagavad Gita, Arjuna knew Sri Krishna was sarvothamma and not him; he knew his duties and felt real and he had seen a Paripoorna guna roopa of Sri
Krishna; which makes it an out and out Dvaita text !!!
Note Arjuna sees the various deities within the vishwa roopa, which shows the
deities are seperate even in the Vishwa roopa hence refuting Vishishta advaita
which claims that we become one with God on Moksha.

So just by taking a few quotes and twisting the meaning; it is wrong on their part
to quote Bhagavad Gita as supporting advaita. On the contrary the thunderbolt
statement on advaita comes in
BG 16.8
asatyam apratishtham te jagad ahur anishvaram
The demonic people say that this world is unreal, with no foundation, no God in

#3) Dvaita is always attacking advaita.
The claims are that Dvaita scholars are ill mannered and always attacking; where as
advaita scholars are more dignified and have always welcomed dvaita scholars.
This claim is very wrong; biggest proof is Sri Raghavendra Swamy; who graces
everyone. Secondly all the biographies of the Dvaita scholars clearly state that
the defeated advaita opponents were also honoured. In fact many a times it is they
that arrange for the Vijaya utsava for the Dvaita scholar; the claims are utter
nonsense. Some biographies infact shows the humiliating conditions for the debate
thrown by the advaita scholars and how the Dvaita scholars have excused the loser
of the debate from his own conditions. Sri Vyasa Yogi Charitre is a biography of
Sri Vyasarayaru; written by a advaitee; his tremendous respect for Sri Vyasarau is
evident in his writings. A lot of Dvaita scholars were tried to be ill treated and
poisoned because the advaitees were not able to defeat them.
As for attacking the philosophy part, Paramatha Kandana is part and parcel of
philosophy; so there really is no point for that. As for calling shankara a demon;
please see his philosophy and see BG 16.8; why is there any confusion at all ?

#4) shivoham
Most of non dvaita meditation techniques consists of thinking yourself as Shiva or
some other deity; just imagine you are imagining "Paravati Pattitva"??? The whole
scriptures shows who has such feelings and their fate.
The clarity of Dvaita is crisp compared to the confused mind of non-dvaitee
Conclusion: Most of the advaitees I know, have a bigger photo of Sri Raghavendra
Swamy than shankaracharya; they want the fruits of Dvaita. But they follow advaita;
when the chips are down Dvaita; when the mind has no tension advaita; more like a
fiction novel; but has no practical purpose.
Honestly, what problem can you solve by mithya gnyana, nirguna brahma and thinking
you are GOD?  So like my friend said; it's of no use in practical problems. So Why
waste time with something that cannot be used?
I have taken just bottom line statements; to make the choices simple and clear. This is to counter advaita quiet simply, without going into any intricate details.

Any mistakes are solely mine.

BharatiRamana MukhyaPranantargata SriKrishnarpanamastu !!!

Jai Bharateesha,

Saturday, August 6, 2011

YajurVeda Madhwa Sandhyavandana - II

Hare Srinivasa,
Source : vyasamadhwa.org

The motivation for Sandhayavandam is Shri Hari preeti and Shri Hari Prernaya.

Sandhya vandanam – means a prayer to Surya Mandala madhya Sri Laxmi Narayana
Sandhyavandam is a daily ritual to be done 3 times a day, during sunrise, noon and sunset.

If done with love and dedication, it probably the only prayer that needs to be said and can give all types of  results.

The Surya Mandala madhya Sri Laxmi Narayana is called Savitur.  There are many instances in the shastra where Surya Mandala madhya Sri Laxmi Narayana is invoked for example
 a. Aditya Hridayam
 b. Akshaya Patre for Yudishtira during vanvas

Giving argya to surya and doing Gayatri Japa with the above context gives all the results as described above and many more. Surya gives health, wealth, fame, etc when given argya regularly.

 If a dwija does not do Sandhyavandane all other Sadhane is considered ineffective. It is the hall ticket to the exam, you can’t enter the exam hall without hall ticket irrespective of how much you have read at  home.

Why is it called Sandhyavandane?
Sandhi kala bhagavata roopa ge vandane
Night-Morning Morning-Noon Evening-Night
Vandane - vadi abhavadane stutya - stuti (with words) + namaskara (physical)

Why only during three times?
It's not practical to pray 24*7 therefore at least these 3 times

Why only these 3 times?
Ramayana - Sandhyakale tu rakshamsi duradarsha tu bhavanthi
Evil is very active during these times. Therefore we need protection during these times.
During morning; evil spirits don't let us get up in the form of laziness. Anything that induces laziness and avidya is evil force. Divine force always propels us forward, makes us knowledgable, makes us respectable and ever active. Since we cannot be happy on our own, we need help to be happy. Sri Hari is eternally independent and never helpless.

Narayana is the only indepent GOD ( sarva tantra swatantra) ; hence we pray to him to protect us.
Sandhyavandane is the prescribed form of prayer and full of veda mantras.
Every day the block keeps increasing and stops us from doing dharma karyas; to stop this block from increasing and spreading everyday it is essential to do Sandhyavandane.

The basic requirements for Sandhyavandane to be effective are
1. Timing - Has to performed at the correct time 3 times a day ( before sunrise i.e. while stars are visible,
before noon and before sunset )
2. Mantras - Has to be performed with the correct vedic mantras
3. Anusandhana - Has to be performed with the target in mind; i.e. Sri Hari sarvothamma has to be kept in mind
throughout the Sandhyavandane
4. Artha - Mantras have to be understood; atleast a basic understanding of the mantras have to be kept in mind. The more and deeper the understanding the better
5. Place - Has to be in a holy spot or in the pooja room - Bhagavad Gita 6.11 - Shucho deshe prathishthaya sthiramanasamatmanah
Anyone arguing that Sandhyavandane has not been effective has to check if the above points have been covered. If anyone does atleast a 1000 gayatris each day for a month; there will definetly be some effect.

These are the angas of Sandhyavandane.

No wet clothes ( 11 times wet cloth beaten against the wind is considered dry ).
GopiChanda dharana after snana is must. It's not required in afternoon and evening except after bath.

Brief Steps

0. Mudradharana – Applying Gopichanda and mudra dharana
For Ladies only tilaka and gada and narayana mudras

1. Achamana – Drinking a small quantity of water (equal to size of urad dal - hence the name "uddharane")
 Drinking water and Narayana Nama smarane Purifies the internal organs, necessary for Veda mantras pronounciation;
a grain of urad dal should be submersed and gokarana with the palm. Remembering the 24 names of Shri Hari in the
process of creation

The visualization for each name is cross referenced with Keshava Nama from Kanaka Dasa. It’s in Kannada, the
english meanings can be referenced here


There is also a visulazation in TantraSara for each name which is Lord Vishnu with four arms, holding the conch,
the discus, the mace and the lotus. The positions of the four vary according to the roopa.

( Sip water three times chanting each of the following )
 Om keshavaya svaha [ Shreesha Keshava - Dosha rashi nasha,
 Katru Keshava - Satya patisuvodhu,
 Adi Keshava - Mukti koduva ]
 Om naarayana svaha [ Naarayana - Maran samaydalli Hari Smaraane; Ajamila ]
 Om maadavaya svaha [ Madhava - Yamana bhada bidisu through Gyana]
 ( Wash hand with this )
 Om govindaya namaha [ Govinda - Bahavada Bandha Bidisu ]

Om vishvanenamaha [ Vishnu - Srishti ollege kashta bidisu ]
 Om madhusudhanayanamaha [ Madhusudana - Hridaya dalli hudagisaya ]
 Om trivikramayanamaha [Trivikrama - Yamana bhada bidisu by destroying papa]
 Om vaamanayanamaha [Vamana - Ninna Nama premadinda paadiso ]
 Om sridharayanamaha [Shridhara - hrudayalli sadan maado ]
 Om hrishikeshayanamaha [ Hrishikesha - do not neglect me, thinking I'm interested in mundane pleasures ]
 Om padmanabhayanamaha [Padmanabha - Geddu Kopa, Buddhi Toru ]
 Om damodarayanamaha [ Damodara - Ninna Nama jivha dalli niliso ]
 Om sankarshanayamaha [ Sankarashana - Nanna kinkara aagi maadkolo ]
 Om vaasudevayanamaha [ Vaasudeva - Please ensure no hurt comes to me, as I'm your servant no matter what birth I
take ]
 Om pradhyumnayanamaha [ Pradyumane - Hridaya Tiddi Shudda maadu ]
 Om anirudhayanamaha [ Annirudhane - Yennage mukti palisu ]
 Om purushothamayanamaha [ Purushottamma - Ninna charandalli iddu ]
 Om adhokshajayanamaha [ Adokshaja - Beda maadi noddadiro ]
 Om narasimhayanamaha [ Narasimhana - Baara haakiruve ninage ]
 Om achuttayanamaha [ Achyuta - Sanchita paapa, kinchita peeda kallisu ]
 Om janardanayanamaha [ Janardhana - heena buddhi bidisu ]
 Om upendrayanamaha [ Upendra - Krupe maadi kshamiso ]
 Om hareyanamaha [ Shri Hare - Nanna ninna bhakatara jyotege iddu ]
 Om srikrishnayanamaha [ Shri Krishna - Innu huttisibeda, huttisidake nammana palisu ]

2. Pranayama – Takes in pure air and lets out impure air
 Gets us the control of the entire body – Dasha Pranava Gayatri Mantra
pranayamaihi dehe doshan - 
Rechaka ( exhaling) 1, Puraka ( Drawing in air ) 2 and Kumbaka (retaining air in) 4 -
Proportion for Pranayama 1:2:4
Draw in from left and exhale from right
* Achamane and Pranayama are repeated many times, not mentioned here for brevity.

3. Sankalpa – Recollecting the date, time and place in which the activity is being performed.
 Develops the willpower required for a successful mindset
Recalling place and time - Nasik to Rameshwara costal region is Parshurama Kshetra else South India is Ramakshetra
 Panchanga - Tithi, Yoga , Vara, Nakshatra &  karana
 Vishnu Prernaya and Vishnu Preethyartham

4. Marjana – Sprinkling of water on one’s body
 Completes the bathing ritual with the mantras (Mantra snana) - Jal abhimani devata - Vayu (H2O)

5. Jalabhimantrana – Drinking the sacred water
 Purification of the body – This mantra varies slightly for morning, afternoon and evening. It asks for
forgiveness for the paapa for the previous time period. For example morning Sandhyavandane asks for forgiveness
for the paapa ( if any ) during night time.
Ex - If we stamp on someones leg unintentionally and immidiately says sorry; it is forgiven. If not it becomes a
reason for revenge even if it is not intentional.

6. Punarmarjana – Sprinkling of water on one’s body
 Re-cleaning the body

7. Paapa Purusha visarjana - draw in water from right and exhale from the left; this will destroy the paapapurusha
in our body
8. Suryarghya – Offering the sacred water to Lord Narayana residing in the sun god
 Solar energy is recognized as having enormous powers in purification, ripening of fruits, medicinal powers in
curing skin and other related diseases.
3 arghyas  and 1 parischiita argya ( within 24 minutes of Sandhya kaala )
Surya needs to rise and set. 30 crore mandheha rakshasas try to stop the sun.
1 agrya - destorys their weapons
2 argya - destroys their chariot
3 argya - destroys the rakshasas
Without this argya, we lose the oppurtunity to perform seva and it becomes a paapa. Surya arghya ensures good
Gayathryat anajalim dhyadvat dhyatva surya gatam Harihi
For Ladies "Bharati Ramana MukhyaPranantargata Surya Antargata Bharati Ramana MukhyaPranantargata Sri Lakshmi
Narayana idam argyam idam argyam idam argyam"

9. Bhoototchatanam – Drive away bad elements from disturbing our concentration. All unwanted thoughts during Japa are stopped by Rudra Devaru ( Mano niymaka )

10. Asana - Requesting Bhoomi devi for seating during Japa ( Visualizing that Vishnu Kurma, Vayu Kurma, Sesha Devaru and Bhoomi on Seshas hood )

11. Guru Namaskara - 12 gurus ; Sri Gurubhyo nama, Parama Gurubhyo nama, SriMadAnandTeertha Bhagavadpadacharya Namaha, Sri VedaVyasa Namaha, Sri Bharatye namaha, Sri Saraswathye Namaha, Sri Vayuve Namaha, Sri Brahmane Namahe, Sri MahaLakshmaye Namaha, Sri Narayana Namaha

12. Nyasa
 12a. Karan Nyasa – Placing Bhagvad roopas Using Fingers
 12b. Anagan Nyasa – Placing Bhagvad roopas all over the body
 12c. Digbandhana - seals all directions and stops all distractions

13. 3 Pranayamas

14 . Dhyana Shlokas –
 Dhyana murthy of gayathri is Vishnu [Badri Narayana] [ surya antargata Narayana ] with two hands resting on knees seated on a throne with Bhu and Sri in padmasana ] shankh chkra gada padma . surrounding the murthy is ashta narayana murthy of , vishwa taijas , pragnya turiya , atma , antaratma , gnyanatma and paramatma . lord has kaustubh mani , har , kirit , kundal [ makar] radiant as 1000 crores of sun , there is srivasta chinha on his chest. you must do sandhyavandane with this dhyana

15. Japa – Repetition of the Gayatri Mantra 10/100 /1000 or more no. of times and reciting the Narayana mantra
three times the no. of times one has recited the Gayatri mantra
 Sharpens the mind, leads to clear and sharp thinking, memory and leads to personal upliftment.

bhuhu - poorna
bhuvaha - Lakshmi(bhu) pati (vaha- superior )
suvaha - Ananda + Gynana
Tat - sarvatra vyapta
Savitu - creator of all
varenyam  - worshipped by all
bharga devasya - A God, carrying all the world
dheemahi -  Pray to
dheeyo - yonaha - prachodeyat - May such a God, please inspire me in the right direction
Sri Krishna tells in Bhagavad Gita that he is the giver of intellect.
Japa is repetition ( prachodeyate prachodeyat... )

16 . Narayana Ashtakshara Mantra – This is done 3 * ( no of Gayatri Mantra ) for Siddhi
 This is mentioned in Sadachara Smruti of Srimadacharya

17. Dignamskara – Prayer to the presiding deities of all the directions
 To get protection and success in all the 10 directions
Devate Namaskara
Mata-Pita Namaskara - All janmas
Pitru Namaskaras
Sandhya Namaskara

18. Durga Mantra & Vishnu Mantras
Jatadevasya (Sri Parshurama, Sri Durga Devi and Agni devaru stotra)...
tacharon yavarani ( release the happiness )
Bheesham stavaraja stotra - Namo Brahmanaya Devaya GoBrahmanaya Hitayacha Jagaddritaya Krishnaya Govindaya Namaha
Akashaat patitam toyam
Durga stotra - khalu durga devyo
Vasudeva roopa to obtain moksha - Vasanath Vasudevasyo
Sri Vishnu Sahasranama
Benefits of Abhivadanam - Dhirga Ayu, Vidya, Balam, Yash ( benefits of Namaskara )

19. Pravara with Gotra ( Ex. Yajushakaya Dhyaya, Srivatsa Gotra)

20. Krishnarpana – Offering the actions at the feet of Lord Krishna
 This completes the activity and gives it all the relevance. An action which is not offered on the feet of the Lord is useless and meaning less

21. Namatraya Japa – For any faults or shortcomings – Achyuta , Ananta and Govinda names are chanted three times –
This can be followed for all worship

To reiterate everything is for Shri Hari Preeti and is possible because of Shri Hari Prerna as stated each time in
the sankalpa.
Benefits of Sandhyavandanam
vishayo dheerga sandhyatvat dheergam aayu avapyanuhu - Manu Smriti
Pragyam yasha keerthitaha, brahma varchas. Ashwattamas Narayana Astra & Brahma Sheera Astra is both Gayatri Mantra
Similarly any aashriwada given fructifies for those with Gayatri Mantra siddhi.

Gayatri Mantra as saara of Vedas

Aa -> Aa + Uu + Ma -> bhuhu + bhuvaha + Suvaha ( matrikas ) -> Tat savitur varenyam + bargo devasya dheemahi +
dheeyo yonaha prachodeyat
Aum -> Aa + Uu + Ma + nada + bindu + ghosha + shanta + atishanta ->  51 letter Aa - Ksha -> 3 vargas Purusha Sukta
-> Rig Veda from 1st Varga, Yajur Veda from 2nd Varga and Saam Veda from 3rd Varga
Hence Gayatri Mantra is packed with Ananta Vedas

Lopa of Sandhyavandane

Source : chiraan.wordpress.com

When there is lopa of one sandhya sandhyavandana one gives additionl arghya as prayashcitta
If there is continuous lopa, then sanskara ceases; so one becomes vrat.
So vratyastoma homa has to be undergone and again upanayana sanskaar is done; this is janevu ceremony again.
Incidentally a recital of vishnu sahsranaam with meaning is equivalent to punahsanskaara; similarly sutra parayana
as each letter of sutra parayan gives phala of 24000 gayatri
Also 1000 japa of purushsukta gives punahsanskaara and 100000 ashtakshari gives deha shuddhi so those who have had
upanayana [ bramhins ] and due to foreign travel or shudra/mletcha stree sansarga /maans bhakshana or due to
irregular sandhya owing to night shifts etc feel like regaining bramhanatva [ sign of loss of bramhanatva is
mantra does not give phala, tejas of face dies down .....irregular breath ..... loss of capacity to command others
......... no screen/scene presence all these show loss of ojas ] in such cases the above remedies help.
Jai Bharateesha,

Thursday, August 4, 2011


Hare Srinivasa !!!

Reciting the Sesha and Subramanya Stotras today and tommorow will give all the desires , relieve naagdosha, fear of snakes, relief from planetary afflictions, diseases due to abhichara ,sade sati ,ashtam shani, sashta guru dosha, astangata dosha,debilitated planets effects,skin diseases

Reciting 1000 times will increase satvik nature day by day ….. will give karyasiddhi

सर्पराजस्तुति ः

फणाष्टदलशेखरम् धृतसुवर्णपुंजप्रभम् सवज्रवरभूषणम् नवसरोजरक्तेक्षणम् । सुवर्णमुकुटोज्ज्वलम सकलवांछितार्थप्रदम् नमामि शिरसा सुरासुरनमस्कृतम् वासुकीम् ॥ सहस्रवक्त्रम् द्विसहस्र जिव्हाम् पिशंगनेत्रम् कपिलाशुकाद्यम । विषायुधम् प्रोज्ज्वलदंष्ट्रबाहुंतम् नागराजम् प्रणतोस्मि नित्यम् ॥ सहस्रशीर्षम् जगदेककुंडलम् पीतांबरम् धूम्रसहस्रलोचनम् । उदारवीर्यम् विषदंष्ट्रकाननम् नमाम्यनंतम् भुवनैकनाथम् ॥

SarpaRaja stuti

Fana-ashta-dala-shekaram drutsuvarna-punjaprabham savajra-varabhushanam navasarojraktekshanam
Suvarna-mukutojjvalam sakala-vaancchitartha-pradam namani shirasaa sura-asura-namaskrutam vasukeem
sahasra-vaktram dwi-shashra-jivham pinshang-netram kapilaashukadhyam
vishayudham projjvaldamshtra-bahumtam nagarajam pranatosmi nityam
sashasra-shirham jagadeka-kundalam pitambaram dumrashastralochanam
udaryaveeryam vishadamtrakaananam namamya-anatam bhuvanaikanaatham


शृणु पुत्र प्रवक्ष्यामि नराणामिष्टदम् परम् । सुब्रह्मण्यद्वादशनामस्तोत्रम् शुभप्रदम् ॥ प्रथमम् स्कंद इत्युक्तः शक्तिधारी द्वितियकम् । हेमचूडस्तृतीयम् तु भद्रसेनश्चतुर्थकम् ॥ भवानीजः पंचमम् तु भवपुत्रश्च षष्ठकम् । अन्नदानादिशीलश्च सप्तमम् कुक्कुटध्वजः ॥ अष्टमम् नवमम् चाथ मयूरवरवाहनः ॥ दशमम् च गुहः प्रोक्तो देवसेनापतिस्तथा ॥ एकादशम् द्वादशम च महासेनः प्रकीतितः । द्वादाशैतानी नामानि षण्मुखस्य महात्मनः ॥ त्रिकालम् यः पठेनित्यम सर्वाभिष्टमवाप् नुयात । सर्पबाधाप्रशमनम्सर्वसिद्धिकरम् शिवम् ॥ गृहपीढ्ाहरम् व्याधिदुःखदोषनिवारकम् ॥ गोप्यादगोप्यतरम् स्तोत्रम् त्वयि स्नेहात्प्रभाषितम् ॥

Subramanya Dwadasha Nama

Shrunu putra pravakshyami narayanamistadam param
Subryamanya-dwadasha-nama-stotram shubapradam
prathamam skanda ityuktaha shaktidhari dvithiyakam
hemachudas-tritiyam tu bhadrasenashravatuarthakam
bhavaneejaha panchamam tu bhavaputrashrava shashtakam
anndaanadesheelshrava saptamam kukkutadhvajaha
ashtamam navamam chaatha mayuravahanaha
dashama cha guha prokto devasenapatistha
ekadahsam dwadasham cha mahasenaha prakithitaha
dwadasheetaani naamani shanmukhasya mahatmanha
trikalam yaha patenityam sarvabhishtamvaap nuyaat
sarpabaadhaprashmanama-sarvasriddhikaram shivam
gruhpeedamheeram vyadhidoshanivarakam
gopyaadgopataram stotram tvayii snehatprabhashitam

Source : http://wp.me/plbXz-g5

Any mistakes are solely mine

Jai Bharateesha,