Tuesday, November 8, 2011

SKANDA SHASHTI- PART 2

Many devotees of Lord Subramanya perform the Shashti Vrat with much dedication and they perform the vrat from Pradhama day after no moon day(amavasi) and continue on dwithiya,thrithiya,chathurthi,panchami and on shashti day.Many people sleep on the floor using a mat only and even avoid a pillow.Our readiness to suffer difficulties for the mercy of God is expressed by all these observances.In this hectic way of life those who could manage to follow these kinds of vrat  should do so but to observe Shashti Vrat in a simple manner is described here.
On Panchami day(day prior to Shashti day) take meals only one time, either lunch or supper.On the  Shashti day get up early in the morning,take bath, wear clean clothes and in the Pooja room or in front of the picture of Subramanya  Swamy light up a seven wick  oil lamp.Then you have to chant Shashti Devi Sthotra. Chant for eight times "Ohm Hrim Shashti Devyai Namah"
Then you have to recite this:-
"Namoh Devi Mahadevi  Sidhi Santi Swaroopini
Devasene Subhe Shashti devi nithyam namosthuthe
Varade Puthrade Devi Dhanado-the namo namah
Sukhade mokshade Shashti namasthe Jagadambike
Shashtyamsa roopam Srishtyartham poonda sidhe namosthuthe
Sidha yoginiyam Maye Shashti Devi Namosthuthe
Sreshtayam Sarade Devi Paraadevi Namosthuthe
Namasthe Loka mathave Baaladhishtathru devathe
Kalyana daathri kalyani Sarva karma phalaprade
Bhakthar than munnil ennennum prathyakshapedum Eeswari
Karmam ethilum evarkkum poojye Shanmukha vallabhe
Deva rakhsha kariniyam Shashtidevi namosthuthe
Sudha satwatmike Devi Namasthe sarva vandithe
Himsa krodhangal attole Shashti devi namo namah
Dhana Bharya Puthrareyum ekanam-me sureswari
Manavum jayavum nalki sathrukkale hanikka nee
Keerthiyum dharmavum devi Nalkiyalum Maheswari
Vidyayum sath-prajayeyum Bhuvum ekuka poojithe
subhavum jayavum nalku Shashti devi paninjidam"
                                     After reciting this once 'Divya Naama Sthotra of Subramanya Swamy'  has to be recited.It is given below.
"Aagneyan Skandan avvannam Deeptha keerthi Anamayan
Mayura Kethu Dharmathma Bhoothesan Mahishardanan
Kamajil Kamadan Kanthan Sathyavag Bhuvaneswaran
Sisu  Seekhran Suchi Chandan Deepthavarnan Subhananan
Amokhan Anakhan Roudran Priyan Chandrananan Param
Prasanthathma Deeptha Sakthi Bhadrakril Kooda Mohanan
Shashti priyan than Dharmathma Pavithran Mathru valsanan
Kanyabhartha Vibhakthan than Swaheyan Revathi suthan
Visakhan Prabhu Nethavu Naigameyan Saducharan
Suvrathan Lalithan pinne Balakreedanaka priyan
Khacharithan Brahmachari Sooran Saravanolbhavan
Viswamithra priyan pinne Devasena priyan param
Vaasudeva priyan pinne priyan than priya krithume
Karthikeyante Ee divya namangal ura cheyvavan
Swargavum keerthiyum swathum nedum illoru samsayam"
                             After reciting this light up camphor and bow down to God.Prey
for prosperity,good health and your reasonable needs.Observances as stated in Part-1 of this article can be done.This procedure  can be followed for all Shashti days as well as for Skanda Shashti Day also.
Those who wants  to perform Shashti Vrat for One year or nine years can start it on 29th November this month by eating one time meal and the procedure of Shasti on next day, 30 November,  as described above.
May Lord Subramanya and Shashti Devi bless us all with good health, happiness and Prosperity.


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