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Mantra Recitation - Part - 4

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Date: Mon Sep 14 1998 - 06:07:46 PDT

Mantra Recitation - Part 4
Anbil Ramaswamy
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A few examples from - our daily prayers in Morn, Noon and Evening when the
Mantra, Rishi, Chandas, Devata and Viniyoga are uttered is given below :
Knowingly or unknowingly, we recite them by rote, without making any effort to
consciously remembering the same. Such a rememberance would make the mantras
really efficacious.
MANTRA	       RISHI	         CHANDAS	    DEVATA	       VINIYOGA 
                                                                              
(Employed in)           
1.A apohishta	Sindudveepa	Devi Gayatri	 Apah (water)	Prokshana (sprinkling)
2. Suryascha  Ityanuvaka,/Apah punanthuItyanuvaka / Agnischa
Ityanuvaka	Agni/Apah/Surya 	Devi Gayatri/Anushtup/Devi
Gayatri	Surya/Brahmanaspati/Agni	
Prasanae(sipping of water)      
                                                                           at
morn, noon & eve respectively
3. Dadigravana	Vamadeva	      Anushtup	    Dadigrava	Prokshane (sprinkling)
4. Argya Pradana	Visvamitra	Devi Gayatri	Savita	      Argya Pradane (oblation
of 
                                                                              
water)
5. Prayaschita  Argya	Sandipani	Devi Gayatri	Savita	Prayaschita          
                                                                              
Argyapradane(oblation for       
                                                                              
delay)
6.A asana	Pritviya Meruprushta	     Sutalam	     Srikurma	      Aasane (in
sitting)
7. Pranavasya	Brahma	             Devi Gayatri	Paramatma	
Pranayame               
                                                                              
(in breathcontrol)         
8. Buradi Saptavyahruteenam	Atri/Brigu/Kutsa/Vasishta/Goutama/Kasyapa/Angirasa
= Rishis	Gayatri/Ushnik/Anushtup/Brihati/Pankthi/Trushtup/Jagati
=Chandas	Agni/Vayu/Arka/Vagisa/Varuna/Indra/Visvedeva = Devatas	
9.  Savitrya	         Visvamitra	Devi Gayatri	                  Savita	
10. Gayatri siraso	Brahma	     Anushtup                  	Paramatma	
11.Aayatu Ityanuvakasya	Vamadeva	Anushtup	Gayatri	              Aavaahane 
                                                                              
(in invoking Gayatri)
12. BuradiVyahritiTrayasya	Atri/Brigu/Kutsa= Rishis   
                                         Gayatri/Ushnik/Anushtup	 Chandas
                                          Agni/Vayu/Arka	= Devatas
                                                                            Ga
yatri Jape(in reciting Gayatri)
13. UttamaItyanvakasya	    Vamadeva	Anushtup	Gayatri	Udvasane 
                                                                           (in
bidding Good Bye to Gayatri)
14. Mitrasya	Visvamitra	Beerut Gayatri	Mitro	Pratas-sandyopastane
                                                                              
(in standing up at morning)
15. Aasatyena	Hiranyastupa/Visvamitra/Kutsa/Vashista = Rishis	              
                        Gayatri/Jagati/Ushnik/Trushtup	= Chandas
                        Adityo	= Devata
                                                         MadyahnikaUpastane
(instanding up at noon)
16. Imam Me    Varuna	Devaraata	Gayatri/Jagati/Trushtup	Savita	      
                                                 SayamsandyaUpastane (in
standing up at evening)

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