GEO 12.97°N 77.56°E has a guest blogger: my friend from school, R. R’s a terrific guy and an email he sent recently gave me a terrific idea: a weekly column titled “Adhyatma Chintane” where R would discuss all things spiritual, in readily understandable tidbits. The purpose is to spread awareness about our culture and tradition, which is increasingly becoming a distant memory.
A new issue will be delivered to your inbox/feed reader every Monday morning. That should give you plenty to think about and connect with on a Monday morning. Plus, R will be around to answer any queries that you may have. It’s not going to be a one-way street.
Having said that much, I handover the post to R.
Adhyatma Chintane: Issue #1 – Anusandhana to be done while doing Mangalarathi.
Today we will learn something about “anusandhana” to be done while doing “mangalarathi.”
Way to do mangalarathi:
- Three times to the face.
- Three times in the stomach region.
- Three times to the foot area.
- Three times round the whole idol.
You should never close your eyes while performing managalarathi. This also applies to other onlookers. You should pray to the light which is being used for managalarathi; let the same light remove the darkness from the mind. You should see the face of the Lord through that light .
The following shloka should be said while doing mangalarathi:
â€œBhakthya Deepam Prayachammi Devaya Paramatmane
Trahi Mam Narakath Ghorath Divya Jyotihi Namosthute.â€
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