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    Default Kedhara Gowri Vrath

    Hi Friends,

    I want to start a Kedhara Gowri Vrath -deepavali nombu from this year. Googled and got some information. Want to know the procedure for vrath and neivedhyams etc. Can we buy a nombu threads from shop or we should prepare in home? Help me!

    Last edited by Priesh; 15th October 2009 at 05:50 PM.
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    Default Re: Kedhara Gowri Vrath

    Significance of kedAra (gauri) vratam - Deepavali
    History of deepavali
    History of Diwali (deebavali) - kedhAra (gowry) vratam

    KedhAra Gowri vradham familiarly known as dIpAvaLi (Diwali) is celebrated throughout India in a grand manner. Without Caste creed, rich - poor differences people obeserve this festival. Infact very few people know that it is one of the important Saivite vratas. Brungi rishi is a great Shiva bhaktha. When he prays to Lord, he prays only to Lord Shiva and ignores Shakti. Angered by his act Shakti devi removed the energy from his body. He was not able to stand. He prayed to Lord Shiva. God gave him a stick to support his body. Shakti wanted to become part of Lord's body. She observed the kEdhAra vrata, one of Gods favorite vratas. Pleased by Her austerities God gave the left part of His body to shakti and became ardha nArIshwara(1). The vrata is then called kEdhAra gaurI vrata since Gowri observed it.
    When observed

    This kedhara vratam is observed for twenty one days starting from shukla paxa aShTami (Eighth moonday in its growing phase) in the month of purattAchi (mid Sep to mid Oct). The final day (dIpAvaLi) also should be observed in great devotion.
    How to observe this vratam
    mantras to perform this pUja (pUja vidhAnam)

    Install Lord kedhArIshvara svAmi in a filled pot (kalasham). Make a roof (manTapa) above the kalasham. Make vrata threads - 21 fibers having 21 knots. The 16 courtesy worship has to be done for 21 days starting from the purattAchi shukla paxa dasami to aipachi amarapaxa chaturdashi (dIpAvaLi) or amAvAsya. On the culmination day (21st) in a clean decorated area devotionally install the kalasham over the grains spread in a banana leaf and offer various food and fruits to the Lord as offering and donate to others.
    Glory

    The glory of this vratam is very splendid as shri gauri devi observed this vratam in full devotion and got to be in half the body of Lord Shiva !! viShNu became Lord of vaikunta observing this vratam. braHma got hamsa vehicle, the guards of the eight directions got rid of the bane they got from braHma, bhagyavati and puNyavati got lots of wealth all due to the glory of this vratam. One who observes this vratam with devotion pleases Lord shiva.

    See Also:
    1. kEdhAra vradha pUja - in Tamil
    2. pUja procedure for kEdhAra gauri vratam

    ) - kedhAra (gowry) vratam[/url]
    3. ardhanArIshvarar
    4. kEdhAram padhikam - cambandhar
    5. kEdhAram padhikam - cundharar

    source :www.shaivam.org - Devoted to God Shiva

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    Default Re: Kedhara Gowri Vrath -mantra

    kedhAreshvara vratam -mantra
    (Told in skAnda purANam )

    This has been transliterated from a thamiz script. So very likely that this would have misspelt words. It would be a great service if you could mail, the corrections.

    \engtitle{.. kedAreshvara vrataM ..}##
    \itxtitle{.. kedAreshvara vrataM ..}##\endtitles##
    ##(Told in skAnda purANaM )
    Do the sa.nkalpaM as prescribed below:
    ##
    shubhe shobhane muhUrte AdyabrahmaNaH dvitIyaparArdhe
    shveta varAhakalpe vaivasvata manva.ntare kaliyuge
    prathamapAde jaMbU dvIpe bhAratavarShe bharatakhaNDe
    asmin vartamAne vyavahArika ##------## nAmena saMvatsare
    ##------## ayane ##------## R^itau ##------## mAse
    ##------## paxe asyAM ##------## vAsarau shubhanaxatra
    shubhayoga shubhakaraNa evaMguNa visheShaNa vishiShTAyAM
    shubhatithau shrI parameshvara prItyarthaM mama xemasthairya
    vijayAyurArogyaishvaryApi vR^iddhyarthaM dharmArtha
    kAmamoxa chaturvidha phalapuruShArtha siddhyarthaM
    iShTa kAmyArtha siddhyarthaM mama samasta duritopa
    shaantyarthaM samasta ma~NgaLa vAptyarthaM varShe varShe
    prayukta shrI kedAreshvara devatAmuktisya shrI
    kedAreshvara devatA prItyarthaM saMbhavitA niyamena
    saMbhavitA prakAreNa saMbhavatbhi dravyaiH saMbhavatbhi
    rupachAraishcha kalpokta prakaraNe yAvachchaktya
    dhyAnAvAhanAdi ShoDachopachAra pUjAM kariShye ||

    namaH |
    ##
    Now do the kalasa pUja, gaNapati pUja.
    Keep a decorated kalashaM (water filled pot) and a
    grind stone (ammik kuzavi).
    Do the prANa pratiShTA of kedAreshvara svAmi and
    perforM a simple pUjA with dhUpadIpaM and fruit offering

    Meditate on Lord kedAreshvara with this shloka:
    ##
    shUlaM Damaruka~nchaiva tadAnamhastayugmake
    kedAradevamIshAnaM dhyAye tripurakkAdhinaM ||

    kedAreshvara svAmine pUjayAmi || dhyAyAmi ||

    kailAsa shikhare ramye pArvatyA sahitaprabho |
    Agachchhdevadevesha madbhaktyAM chandrashekhara ||

    kedAreshvara svAmine pUjayAmi || AvAhayAmi ||

    surAsurashiroratna pradIpitapadAmbuja
    kedAradevamaddatta AsanaM pratigR^ihyatAM ||

    kedAreshvara svAmine pUjayAmi || AsanaM samarpayAmi ||

    ga~NgAdhara namastestu trilochana vR^iShadhvaja
    mauktikAsana samstApya kedArAya namo namaH ||

    kedAreshvara svAmine pUjayAmi || pAdayoH pAdyaM samarpayAmi ||

    arghyaM gR^ihANabhagavan bhaktyA dattaM maheshvara
    prayachchhame manastuShTiM bhaktAnAmiShTadAyaka ||

    kedAreshvara svAmine pUjayAmi || arghyaM samarpayAmi ||

    munibhir nAradaprakGYe nityamAkhyAta vaibhavaM |
    kedAradevabhagavan gR^ihANAchamanaM prabho ||

    kedAreshvara svAmine pUjayAmi || AchamanaM samarpayAmi ||

    kedAradevabhagavan sarvalokeshvara prabho |
    madhuparkaM pradAsyAmi gR^ihANatvaM shubhenavai ||

    kedAreshvara svAmine pUjayAmi || madhuparkaM samarpayAmi ||

    snAnaM pa~nchAmR^itaM deva ****ashuddhodakairapi |
    gR^ihANa gaurIramaNa tvadbhaktena mayArpitaM ||

    kedAreshvara svAmine pUjayAmi || pa~nchAmR^ita snAnaM samarpayAmi ||

    nadIjala samAyuktaM mayAdattamanuttamaM |
    snAnaM svIkuru devesha sadAshiva namostute ||

    kedAreshvara svAmine pUjayAmi || shuddhodakasnAnaM samarpayAmi ||

    vastrayugmaM sadAshubhraM manoharamidaM shubhaM |
    dadAmidevesha bhaktyedaM pratigR^ihyatAM ||

    kedAreshvara svAmine pUjayAmi || vastrayugmaM samarpayAmi ||

    svarNa yaGYopavIta~ncha kA~nchanamchottarIyakaM |
    rudrAxamAlayAyuktaM dadAmi svIkuruprabho ||

    kedAreshvara svAmine pUjayAmi || yaGYopavItaM samarpayAmi ||

    samasta gandha dravyANAM devatvamasijanmabhUH |
    bhaktyA samarpitaM prItyA mayA gandhAdi gR^ihyatAM ||

    kedAreshvara svAmine pUjayAmi || shrI gandhAn samarpayAmi ||

    axato sidvabhAvena bhaktAnAM axataM padaM |
    dadAsinAtha maddattaiH axataiH priyatAbhavAn ||

    kedAreshvara svAmine pUjayAmi || axatAn samarpayAmi ||

    kalpavR^ixa prasUnaistvaM pUrvairabhyachitassuraiH |
    ku~NkumaiH pArthivairebhiritAnImarchadAmmayA ||

    kedAreshvara svAmine pUjayAmi || puShpANi pUjayAmi | ||



    tataH indrAdi aShTadigpAla pUjAM kuryAt ||

    indrAya namaH
    agnaye namaH |
    yamAya namaH |
    niruR^itaye namaH |
    varuNAya namaH |
    vAyave namaH |
    kuberAya namaH |
    IshAnAya namaH |

    shivasya daxiNabhAge brahmaNe namaH |
    uttarabhAge viShNave namaH |
    madhye kedAreshvarAya namaH |

    athaA~Nga pUjaa ||

    maheshvarAya pUjayAmi | pAdau pUjayAmi |
    IshvarAya namaH | ja~Nghe pUjayAmi |
    kAmarUpAya namaH | jAnunI pUjayAmi |
    harAya namaH | UrU pUjayAmi |
    tripurAntakAya namaH | guhyaM pUjayAmi |
    bhavAya namaH | kaTiM pUjayAmi |
    ga~NgAdharAya namaH | nAbhiM pUjayAmi |
    mahAdevAya namaH | udaraM pUjayAmi |
    pinAkine namaH | hastAn pUjayAmi |
    shivAya namaH | bhujau pUjayAmi |
    ****ikaNThAya namaH | kaNThaM pUjayAmi |
    virUpAxAya namaH | mukhaM pUjayAmi |
    trinetrAya namaH | netrANi pUjayAmi |
    rudrAya namaH | lalATaM pUjayAmi |
    sharvAya namaH | shiraH pUjayAmi |
    chandramauLaye namaH | mauLiM pUjayAmi |
    pashupataye namaH | sarvANya~NgAni pUjayAmi |
    ##
    PerforM the shivAShTottara sata or sahasra nAmAvaLi pUja. (1) (2).

    Performing the pUjA for the holy threads - sUtragra.nthi pUjA
    ##
    shivAya namaH | prathamagra.nthiM pUjayAmi |
    shAntAya namaH | dvitIyagra.nthiM pUjayAmi |
    mahAdevAya namaH | tritIyagra.nthiM pUjayAmi |
    vR^iShabhadvajAya namaH | chaturthagra.nthiM pUjayAmi |
    gaurIshAya namaH | pa~nchamagra.nthiM pUjayAmi |
    rudrAya namaH | ShaShTagra.nthiM pUjayAmi |
    pashupataye namaH | saptamagra.nthiM pUjayAmi |
    bhImAya namaH | aShTamagra.nthiM pUjayAmi |
    tryaMbakAya namaH | navamagra.nthiM pUjayAmi |
    nIlalohitAya namaH | dashamagra.nthiM pUjayAmi |
    harAya namaH | ekAdashagra.nthiM pUjayAmi | |
    smaraharAya namaH | dvAdashagra.nthiM pUjayAmi |
    bhargAya namaH | trayodashagra.nthiM pUjayAmi |
    shaMbhave namaH | chaturdashagra.nthiM pUjayAmi |
    sharvAya namaH | pa~nchadashagra.nthiM pUjayAmi |
    sadAshivAya namaH | ShoDashagra.nthiM pUjayAmi |
    IshvarAya namaH | saptadashagra.nthiM pUjayAmi |
    ugrAya pUjayAmi | aShTAdashagra.nthiM pUjayAmi |
    shrI kaNThAya namaH | ekonaviMshatigra.nthiM pUjayAmi |
    nIlakaNThAya namaH | viMshatigra.nthiM pUjayAmi |
    mR^ityu~njayAya pUjayAmi | ekaviMshatigra.nthiM pUjayAmi |

    dhUpa dIpa naivedyAni |

    dashA~NgaM dhUpamukya~ncha hya~NkAra vinive****aM |
    dhUpaM sugandhairutpannaM tvaMprINayatu sha~Nkara ||

    kedAreshvara svAmine pUjayAmi || dhUpamAghrApayAmi ||

    yoginAM hR^idayenaiva GYAnadIpA~NkurotviSha |
    bAhyadIpo mayAdatto gR^ihyatAM bhakta gauravAt ||

    kedAreshvara svAmine pUjayAmi || dIpaM darshayAmi ||

    trailokyamapi naivedyaM tatetR^ipti sadAbahiH |
    naivedyaM bhaktavAtsalyAt gR^ihyatAM tryambakatvayA ||

    kedAreshvara svAmine pUjayAmi ||
    nAnAvidha phalAni bhaxyabhojya nivedanaM nivedayAmi ||

    nityAnanda svarUpastavaM yogihR^id kamalesthitaM |
    gR^ihANa bhaktyA maddattaM tAmbUlaM pratigR^ihyatAM ||

    kedAreshvara svAmine pUjayAmi || tAMbUlaM samarpayAmi ||

    arghyaM gR^ihANa bhagavan bhaktyAdattaM maheshvara |
    prayachchhame manastuShTiM bhaktAnAmiShTadAyaka ||

    kedAreshvara svAmine pUjayAmi || punArghyaM samarpayAmi ||

    karpUra chandrashaMkAshaM jyotissUryamivoditaM |
    bhaktyA darshayAmi karpUraM nIrA~njanamidaM shiva ||

    kedAreshvara svAmine namaH | karpUra nIrA~njanaM darshayAmi ||

    bhUtesha bhuvanAdhIsha sarvadevAdi pUjita |
    pradaxiNaM karomitvAM vrataM me saphalaM kuru ||

    kedAreshvara svAmine pUjayAmi || pradaxiNAM samarpayAmi ||

    harashaMbho mahAdeva vishveshAmara vallabha |
    shivasha~Nkara sarvAtman nIlakaNTha namostute ||

    shAntaM padmAsanasthaM shashidharamakuTaM pa~nchavaktraM trinetraM |
    shUlamvajra~ncha khaDgaM parashumabhayataM daxabhAge vaha.ntaM ||
    nAgaMpAsha~ncha kha.nDAM Damaruka sahitaM chA~NgushaM vAmabhAge
    nAnAla.nkAra dIptaM sphaTika maNinipaM pArvatIshaM namAmi ||

    kedAreshvara svAmine pUjayAmi || namaskArAn samarpayAmi ||

    abhiiShTasiddhiM kurume shivAvyaya maheshvara |
    bhaktAnAM iShTatAnArthaM mUrtIkR^itakaLeparaM ||
    iti prArthanA |

    kedAra devadevesha bhagavan aMbikApate |
    ekaviMshat dinetasmin sUtraM gR^ihANmyahamprabho ||

    sUtragR^ihaNaM |
    ##
    (Take the holy thread of this vratam)

    (Chant the following mantra while tieing the thread.
    Receive the thread froM priest or elderly people along
    with axata and their blessings. Tie it keeping fruit
    or coconut in hand)
    ##
    Ayushcha vidyAnycha dattA sukha~ncha saubhAgyavR^ittaM gurudevadeva
    saMsAra ghoraMbu nittau nimagnaM mAm raxa kedAra namostute ||

    doraba.ndhanaM |

    kedAra pratigR^ihNAtu kedArovai tatAdicha |
    kedArastArako pAbyAM kedArAya namopUjayAmi ||

    uvAyanadAnaM |

    kedArapratimA yasmAt rAjya saubhAgya vardhanI |
    tasmAdasya pradAnena mamAstushrI rasa~nchalA ||

    iti pratimAdAna mantraH |
    ##
    (donate the pradhima)

    (Now the kedAra vrata story could be listened to. While listening keep the axata
    inhand. Finally submit the axata on the Lord and salute.)
    ##
    | iti kedArapUjAvidhAnaM sampUrNaM |
    ## continued

    padma Iyangar

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    attached is teh book....hope its useful.

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    Smile Re: Kedhara Gowri Vrath

    My MIL got it from her MIL, hence I too am following the tradition. The details we follow are as below:

    Audio Link:

    Sarvasiddhi Sri Kedareshwara Vrata (Pooja Vidhana) Visarjane ::: KannadaAudio.com

    As in USA, priest are highly demanding & their unavailability on required time we prefer playing audio CD.
    If you are calling a priest then you have to give dhanam to him at the end of the puja & get his blessings too.
    Dhanam items usually differ from priest to priest. Most common things include new dhoti ( can include shalya too), new towel, rice , tambula - beetle leaves, nuts, dhakshine, coconut/s, fruit/s.

    This Puja to be performed for - 61 years

    Main difference we follow in this Vratam is to fill kalasham with whole fruits( not cut) instead of water/ rice plus gold ring/coin, silver coin, akshate, kunkuma, arishina, dry fruits- 5 types


    Things Required: arishina, kunkuma, cococnuts, gandha, akshate, flowers, baale kambhagalu,[haalu, mosaru, jenu, sakkare, tuppa, - panchamrutam] ,beetle leaves, nuts, banana, other fruits - bael leaf/ bilva , bael fruit,
    Gejje vashtra - put 2 one for shiva, one for pravati , yagnopavita, agarbatti, karpoora, ghante, chillare coins, 21 knots - dhaara
    (If u get ready prepared thread you can buy it. We usually prepare at home using hasi noolu.)

    Some say 19 knots also don't know the reason.

    keep kalasam & god photo in North-East direction- Eashanya

    Put rangoli & put new clothes & put rice/any danya on it & later place kalasham

    decorate kalasham with arishina , kunkuma & gandam. wrap with thread (21 layers of thread ) then place coconut smeared with haldi & decorate as u wish.

    keep white [preferred] blouse piece over it & attch gold/silver kedareshwara
    staue/mukhavaDa to it , place photo at the back of the kalasham & decorate it.

    For Nevaidya: Kajjaya [made of wheat and ghee ] 21 counts or any odd numbers

    Prefer sweets made of wheat

    Lamps lit with ghee

    place rice in a small plate & keep a beetle leaf over it & make lord Ganesha using turmeric/place Ganesha idol you worship at home

    For lord ganesha's nevaidya- keep a piece of jaggery or modakam

    Do kalasha visarjan the nextorning after doing puja & arathi. Usually that night place a lamp which lights full overnight. Keep checking the oil , or if you have big size lamp then you can use it .

    Before starting puja just be ready with some details like:

    Muhurta: includes

    samvatsara - current
    ayana - Dakshina
    vruthu - sharad
    maasa - ashweja
    paksha - krishna

    amavasya day - ideal for puja

    Panchagam for the day:

    Nakashatra
    yoga
    karna

    Gotra & nakshtra, raashi - husband's & wife's


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    Default Re: Kedhara Gowri Vrath

    Hi can I get the tamil version


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