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FW: re- parishEchana manthram

From: vchandra (vchandra_at_ambernetworks.com)
Date: Tue Mar 21 2000 - 03:35:53 PST

Dear members,
   This is a post from Sri M.G.Vasudevan.

   adiyEn,
   chandrasekaran.

> > ----------
> > From: 	L&T-ECCG-Buildings & Factories
> > Sent: 	17 mars, 2000 10:33
> > To: 	'bhakti-lists@egroups.com'
> > Subject: 	re- parishEchana manthram
> > 
> > Dear  Chandrasekaran and other srivaishnava perunthagaiyer,
> > 
> > Sri Vijayaraghvan and manjula sriram have given good account of the
> > parishEchana manthram and procedure.
> > 
> > I give below the meaning of the mantras used in 
> "parishEchanam" which
> > means "moistening" or "sprinkling with water" or 
> "encircling or going
> > round the food sprinkling water. 
> > 
> > It is not pariseshaNam which means "special balance of 
> something'. The
> > word sesha here means balance.
> > 
> > Since the procedure is dealt in detail I give below the 
> meanings only. As
> > already stated the parishEchanam  is done is four parts 
> over the annam
> > served.
> > 
> > a. First with ordinary water prOkshanam to the food- with 
> manthram "Om
> > bhoor bhuvas suva:" also called the "vyaahridhi manthram" 
> and nivEdhanam
> > to the antharyaami bagavaan with gaayathri and moola manthram.
> > 
> > b. then first parishEchanam is done with argya theertham 
> given by other
> > person to the person eating and he does the first 
> parishEchanam with the
> > manthram "Om bhoor bhuvas suva:"   
> > 
> > c. Then second parishEchanam with argya theertham given by 
> other person to
> > the person eating and he does the parishEchanam with the 
> manthram "Sathyam
> > thvarthEna parishinchaami.
> > 
> > d. Then the aapOsanam with the paadhya theertham and manthram
> > "amruthOpasthraNamasi"
> > 
> > Now the meanings:
> > Sathyam thvarthEna parishinchaami-  the "vigraham" - 
> splitting for this
> > will be "sathyam + thu + ruthEna + parishinchaami" (the 
> letter ru here is
> > the ru in the series a aa e ee u uu ru and not kru or ru 
> the declensions
> > of letter r). (thu+ ruthEna = thvarthEna that is samskrit 
> grammar here).
> > 
> > -  means "I sprinkle water around the sathyam and right" 
> (not right-urimai
> > but truth). The words sathyam and rutham has same meaning. please
> > recollect anrutham means lie or untruth.
> > 
> > In the night it is said "rutham thva sathyEna parishinchaami' again
> > meaning the same but position of words changed. 
> > 
> > Annam is considered here as sathyam the truth and also right.
> > 
> > "aapOsanam"- to be split as aapasa:+ asanam - the meaning 
> is the "hunger
> > is quenched by water [aapa means water asanam is quenching]. So the
> > paadhya theertham used in the ijyaa is consumed with the manthram
> > "amruthOpastharaNamasi"- split as "amrutham + upastharaNam 
> asi"- meaning
> > the "you be the spreading nectar". Who else can do such an 
> act except the
> > lord hence it is to be understood as addressed to the lord 
> and his paadhya
> > theertham is the nectar. It is also said the ganges water 
> came from his
> > foot. So the paadhya theertham is the nectar. 
> > 
> > Just for cross reference the same word "aapOsanam" is also used in
> > sandhyaa vandhanam  meaning encircling self with water in 
> the "aapOhistaa"
> > etc.
> > 
> > After food is finished again the uththaraapOsanam is done 
> with paadhya
> > theertham and manthram "amruthaapiDhaanamasi". This 
> manthram is split as
> > "amrutham + apiDhaanam + asi"-meaning  "be the covering 
> nectar for the
> > food".
> > 
> > Trust this clarifies. For further elucidation if any I am 
> at your service.
> > 
> > Dasan Vasudevan
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> 
> 


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