Monday, 28 November 2016

Garloddu SrI Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Ashtotharam !.

                                                                   

The following Namavali are 108 Holy Names of Lord Narasimha and it's meaning. 

01. Om narasimhaya namah - Obeisances unto the half-man half-lion Lord

02. Om mahasimhaya namah - Obeisances to the great lion

03. Om diyva-simhaya namah - Obeisances to the Divine lion

04. Om mahabalaya namah - Obeisances to the greatly powerful

05. Om ugra-simhaya namah - Obeisances to the terrifying lion

06. Om mahadevaya namah - Obeisances to the Lord of lords

07. Om stambha-ja-aya namah - Obeisances to One who appeared from the pillar

08. Om ugra-locanaya namah - Obeisances to one who possesses terrifying eyes

09. Om raudraya namah - Obeisances to the angry one

10. Om sarvadbhutaya namah - Obeisances to one who is wonderful in everyway

11. Om srimanaya namah - Obeisances to the most beautiful

12. Om yoganandaya namah - Obeisances to the source of yogic bliss

13. Om trivikramaya namah - Obeisances to Lord Vamana (Who took three great steps)

14. Om harine namah - Obeisances to Sri Hari Who takes our troubles away

15. Om kolahalaya namah - Obeisances to the roaring (Varahadeva - Varaha-nrisimha)

16. Om cakrine namah - Obeisances to Him Who carries the disk

17. Om vijayaya namah - Obeisances to Him Who is always victorious

18. Om jaya-vardhanaya namah - Obeisances unto Him Who has ever increasing glories

19. Om panchananaya namah - Obeisances unto Him Who is five-headed

20. Om param-brahma-aya namah - Obeisances unto Supreme Absolute Truth

21. Om aghoraya namah - Obeisances to Him Who for His devotees is not horrible

22. Om ghora-vikramaya namah - Obeisances to him Who has terrifying activities

23. Om jvalan-mukhaya namah - Obeisances to One Who has an effulgent face

24. Om jvala-maline namah - Obeisances to Him with effulgent garland of flames

25. Om mahajvalaya namah - Obeisances to He Who is most effulgent

26. Om maha-prabhuhaya namah - Obeisances to the Supreme Master

27. Om niti-laksaya namah - Obeisances to Him Who possesses all good (moral) qualities

28. Om sahasraksaya namah - Obeisances to the thousand-eyed One

29. Om durniriksyaya namah - Obeisances to Him Who is difficult to see (bzw. difficult to look at)

30. Om pratapanaya namah - Obeisances to Him Who oppresses His enemies with great heat

31. Om mahadamstraya namah - Obeisances to Him Who possesses huge teeth

32. Om yudha-prajnaya namah - Obeisances to the Supremely intelligent in battle (ready to fight)

33. Om canda-kopine namah - Obeisances to Him Who is likened to an angry moon

34. Om sada-sivaya namah - Obeisances to the All auspicious Lord

35. Om hiranyakasipu-dhvamsine namah - Obeisance to Him Who destroys Hiranyakasipu

36. Om daitya-danava-bhanjanaya namah - Obeisances to He Who destroys the masses of the race of demons and giants

37. Om guna-bhadraya namah - Obeisances unto Narasimha Who is full of wonderful qualities

38. Om mahabhadraya namah - Obeisances to Him Who is very auspicious

39. Om bala-bhadraya namah - Obeisances to Him Who is auspiciously powerful

40. Om subhadrakaya namah - Obeisances to the extremely auspicious One

41. Om karalaya namah - Obeisances to He Who possesses a wide open mouth

42. Om vikaralaya namah - Obeisances to Him with very wide open mouth

43. Om vikartaya namah - Obeisances to the Lord Who performs wonderful activities

44. Om sarva-kartrikaya namah - Obeisances to the Lord performs ALL activities

45. Om sisumaraya namah - Obeisances to Him Who also appears as Matsya

46. Om trilokatmaya namah - Obeisances to the Soul of the three worlds

47. Om isaya namah - Obeisances to the Lord known as the controller

48. Om sarvesvaraya namah - Obeisances to THAT supreme controller

49. Om vibhuaya namah - Obeisances to Narasimha Who is the BEST

50. Om bhaivaradambaraya namah - Obeisances to Him Who causes terror by roaring in the sky

51. Om divyaya namah - Obeisances to That Divine Person Narasimha

52. Om acyutaya namah - Obeisances to our infallible Lord Nara-simha

53. Om kavine namah - Obeisances to the Supreme intelligent (poet)

54. Om madhavaya namah - Obeisances to the husband of Srimati Laksmi devi

55. Om adhoksajaya namah - Obeisances to Him Who is beyond understanding (or beyond explaining)

56. Om aksaraya namah - Obeisances to the infallible One

57. Om sarvaya namah - Obeisances to He Who is the origin of everything

58. Om vanamaline namah - Obeisances to Him Who wears garland of forest flowers (or adorned by His loving devotees)

59. Om varapradaya namah - Obeisances to the Merciful Lord Who grants boons to the deserving like Prahlada

60. Om visvambaraya namah - Obeisances to Narasimha Who maintains the universe

61. Om adbhutaya namah - Obeisances to Him Who is WONDERFUL

62. Om bhavyaya namah - Obeisances to He Who determines the future (Who IS the future for His devotees)

63. Om sri-visnave namah - Obeisances to That Narasimha Who is the all pervading Lord Vishnu'

64. Om purusottamaya namah - Obeisances to Narasimha Who is the Supreme Enjoyer

65. Om anaghastra namah - Obeisances to Him Who can never be wounded by weapons

66. Om nakhastraya namah - Obeisances to Him Who has sharp nails for weapons
67. Om surya-jyotine namah - Obeisances to Narasimha the source of Suns rays

68. Om suresvaraya namah - Obeisances to Narasimhadev, Lord of devatas

69. Om sahasra-bahu-aya namah - Obeisances to Nara-hari the thousand-armed Lord

70. Om sarva-jnaya namah - Obeisances to Him Who is the all-knowing

71. Om sarva-siddhi-pradayakaya namah - Obeisances to Him Who awards all perfections to the sadhakas (devotees)

72. Om vajra-damstraya namah - Obeisances to Narasimha Who has teeth like lightning bolts

73. Om vajra-nakhaya namah - Obeisances to Narasimha Who possesses nails like piercing lightning bolts

74. Om mahanandaya namah - Obeisances to the source of supreme bliss - Atmananda - Narasimha

75. Om param-tapaya namah - Obeisances to the source of All austerities, spiritual energy (and taptah - heat)

76. Om sarva-mantraika-rupa namah - Obeisances to that Divine Personality Who although one, he appears as the many mantrika formulas

77. Om sarva-yantra-vidaramaya namah - Obeisances to Him Who destroys all machines (demoniac plans/arrangements/vehicles for demoniac works)

78. Om sarva-tantratmakaya namah - Obeisances to Narasimha the essence of, and proprioter of all tantras (ritual rites - pujas)

79. Om avyaktaya namah - Obeisances to the Lord Who appears unmanifest

80. Om suvyaktaya namah - Obeisances unto Nara-simha Who for His devotees becomes
wonderfully manifest from the pillar (or when needed)

81. Om bhakta-vatsala namah - Obeisances to the Lord Who always has the well-being of
His devotee at heart

82. Om vaisakha-sukla-bhototthaya namah - Obeisances to That Narasimhadeva Who
appeared during waxing moon of the month of Visakha (April-May)

83. Om saranagata-vatsalaya namah - Obeisances to The Lord Who is kind to those
surrendered to Him (like the mother lioness who is kind to her cubs)

84. Om udara-kirtine namah - Obeisances to Nara-simha Who is universally famous

85. Om punyatmaya namah - Obeisances to Him Who is the essence of piety

86. Om mahatmaya namah - Obeisances to That great personality, Nara-simha

87. Om candra-vikramaya namah - Obeisances to Him Who is the performer of moonlike
or great deeds, or who performs deeds that eclipse All others

88. Om vedatrayaya namah - Obeisances to the Lord of the three original Vedas (Rg,
Yajur, Sama)

89. Om prapujyaya namah - Obeisances to Narasimha Who is supremely worshipable

90. Om bhagavanaya namah - Obeisances to Narasimha the Supreme Personality of
Godhead

91. Om paramesvaraya namah - Obeisances to He Who is the Supreme Controller (Narasimha-deva)

92. Om srivatsamkaya namah - Obeisances to the Lord Who is just like Krishna, being
marked with symbol of Lakshmi

93. Om jagat-vyapine namah - Obeisances to Narasimha Who pervades the entire
universe

94. Om jagan-mayaya namah - Obeisances to the Supreme Mystic Who makes the
material world seem real

95. Om jagat-palaya namah - Obeisances to the protector of the universe (Nara-simha)

96. Om jagannathaya namah - Obeisances to the Lord of Universe
97. Om mahakhagaya namah - Obeisances to Him Who moves in the air or with the
movement of the air (is everywhere)

98. Om dvi-rupa-bhrtaya namah - Obeisances to Him Who has double form (man-lion)
99. Om paramatmaya namah - Obeisances to Him Who is the Supersoul of All beings

100. Om param-jyotine namah - Obeisances to Him (Nara-simha) Whose effulgence is
the source of Brahman

101. Om nirgunaya namah - Obeisances to Narasimha Who possesses transcendental
qualities (not those of the material nature)

102. Om nrkesarine namah - Obeisances unto Him man-lion (or having a lion's mane
while appearing part human)

103. Om para-tattvaya namah - Obeisances to the Supreme Absolute Truth (One Who is
of the Supreme nature)

104. Om param-dhamaya namah - Obeisances to He Who comes from the Supreme
Abode

105. Om sac-cid-ananda-vigrahaya namah - Obeisances to Narasimha Whose Form is
made of eternal knowledge and bliss

106. Om laksmi-nrsimhaya namah - Obeisances unto the Man-Lion Form together with
the Supreme Goddess of Fortune Srimati Laksmi-devi

107. Om sarvatmaya namah - Obeisances unto the universal, primeval soul (the Supreme
Personality of Godhead - Narasimha Swamy )

108. Om dhiraya namah - Obeisances unto Narasimha who is always sober (being never
bewildered)
Om prahlada-palakaya namah - Obeisances unto Narasimha Who is the protector of
Prahlada Maharaja, and those of that nature - surrendered unto Him

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Devotees from Bellary, Visits Surya Savarnika Manavu Ashramam & Garloddu Temple.

Mounesh Achar, Gadilinga Tamarapanti, Manavu, Nagaraja charyulu at Naga Puja . 
  

                               It was  very pleasure to us when Devotees Sri Gadilinga Tamarapanti and Mounesh Achar came from Bellary of Karnataka State and visited our Temple as well as Ashramam.  Last Monday i.e on 28.8.2016 at about 9.00 A.M both devotees came to our Ashramam. After having bath me along with them went  for Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Darsan. They were felt very much spiritual pleasure in Deity i.e Lord Lakshmi Narasimha  Swamy Presence. We spend more than 4 hours at Garloddu Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple and after that  we returned to Ashramam.

                                                                     
Nacharam Adbhuta Venkateswara Swamy Temple. 


   At the evening time, we took our  guests to the Nacharam  Village where Lord Adbhuta Venkateswara Swamy Temple has been  located.  The Distance between Garloddu Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple and Nacharam Venkateswara Swamy Temple  is  about 7 K.M and we can reach with in 10 minutes by car and it takes  20 minutes in case of Auto Rickshaw. At that evening time the temple premises and it's surroundings green atmosphere created some divine pleasure in our minds. The Nacharam Temple's Construction has been started couple of years ago and it is yet to be completed. We spend 2 hours at there , saw Sculptors work on Temple's Unfinished  Pillars and   returned to Ashramam at about 8 P.M. The Devotees stayed that Night at Ashramam after taking Dinner. 

                                                                 

   
                                          Next Day i.e 29.8.2016, Devotees Gadilinga  and Mounesh wants to do Nagapuja at Naputta (Snake Pit ) which has been exists near Ashramam and Go Puja at Ashramam GoSala. They took Holy bath    and purified the Nagaputta by carrying the 5 pots water from Ashramam Well. They both with a dedicated mind offered Naga Puja while Temple Priest Sri NagaRaja Charyulu Chanting Mantras  and conducted all   ritual procedure . 

                                                             
Gow Mata Puja at Ashramam Gosala. 

    
                       After completing Naga Puja they also  participated in Go Puja .   After the ususal Ganesh puja they both  decorated the cow of our Ashramam Go Sala , then did the arthi to  Go Matha .Then as usual they  did  puja to Lord Lakshmi Narasimha who is incarnation of Lord Maha Vishnu and then place the prasad in front of GOD and then offer the prasad(Bananas) to the cow .Generally if the cow is given as danam it is good ,So  with that belief   Gadilinga offered Gow Danam To our Ashramam. The Entire Nagapuja ritual procedure as well Go Matha Puja ritual procedure had been performed  by Temple Priest Sri Beetukuri Naga Rajacharyulu. After giving Sambavana to the priest both devotees took blessings from Priest and also from me. 

                                                                   
Garloddu Temple's Founder Trustee , Priests and Staff with both Devotees.  

    Thus After their 2 days Successful Spiritual visit both  Devotees Sri Gadilinga Tamarapanti and Mounesh Achar returned to Bellary . Their  Visit is a memorable Moments in our Ashramam History.  Some more pictures relates to Devotees  has given below 
                                                                                     






Offering Milk to Serpent God. 

 Devotees Making pradakshinas to Nagaputta. 






doing Napuja and Gow Mata Puja by Devotees 




                                                                               

                                                                      

Sunday, 4 September 2016

About Khammam Stambhadri Gutta Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple.


                                                     




StaMbhadri ! This is the earlier name of present Khammam City. The name  Khammam has been derived from the name of a local hill which has been called Stambhadri, that is  an abode to Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy and also believed to have been in existence since Tretayuga. The name of the the then town  Stambhadri, later  reportedly   became KhaMbhadri, Khambham meTTu ,and finally to present name Khammam. The meaning  of Stambhadri, Khambhadri, Khammam mettu, and Khammam is the one at the same i.e "Pillar". The city is located near the Munneru river which is a  tributary  of the river Krishna. As per Hindu Texts Lord Narasimha appears from a Pillar. So it is believed that Lord Narasimha appears from this Stambhadri and killed the demon Hiranyakashyapu.  The ancient temple which has been exists on Stambadri Gutta is called  as   Stambhadri Gutta Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple and it is dedicated to Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy.So Devotees as well as other People usually called this hill  as "Narasimha Swamy Gutta".



Presently The gutta Temple is under the control of Telangana Endowments department. it comes under B Category as per it's annual income. The Temple Trust board is  constituted by the commissioner of Endowments Department Telangana State from time to time. . The Temple has religious as well as secular Staff. On behalf of the Department There is an Executive  officer who works under the administrative control of the Trust Board. For other details see the images given below. The main Temple Festivals are Swamivari Kalyanotvam, Brahmotsavams, Godadevi Kalyanam Etc. This temple is one the tourist destination in Khammam District.  

                                                              
                                                         
BSNL Tower and Park at Gutta Temle, Khammam 
                                                                 


Lord Lakshmi Narasimha abode 


                                                                 

32 Pillars MandapaM 
                                                                       


Road Way to Temple 







Steps way to Temple 



Khammam city view from Stambhadri hill. 
       

     

Friday, 1 July 2016

9 Amazing Health Benefits of Sun Gazing !!




We are constantly looking for new ways to improve health and treat specific ailments – an endeavor that takes us around the world and into many different cultures. During one of those quests, we came across the process of sun gazing for improved health. It may sound like an unusual health treatment; however, it is actually considered to be one of the most effective therapeutic activities.

What Is Sun Gazing?

Sun gazing, a practice also known as sun eating, is a strict regimen of gradually allowing sunlight into your eyes at specific periods of the day. The goal when implementing the practice is to look into the sun at periods of the lowest ultraviolet-index which occur at sunrise and sunset each day. The practice follows specific guidelines to render the most benefits and to limit dangerous exposure.

                                                                         


                The practice is also known as the HRM phenomenon, a termed that the practice received after Hira Ratan Manek submitted himself to NASA for testing. Research suggested that Manek actually did possess the seemingly super-human ability of not eating. With regular practice, following a strict regimen over a period of approximately 9 months, many practitioners report losing the need for food and subsisting on energy from the sun.

What Are the Benefits of Sun Eating?

In essence, sun gazing provides beneficial stimulation to the body. The process itself negates the body’s innate need for food and retrains it to run on the energy of the sun. As such, the process helps increase energy, clarity of thinking, and overall health. NASA research suggested that the process could make an individual maintain a level of health that was far better in comparison to other individuals of the same age.

The process has also been shown as an effective treatment for specific conditions. Melanoma, non-hodgkin’s lymphoma, and a number of other cancers benefit from the treatment. Likewise, the increased vitamin D gained from the process is a known healing agent.

                                                                         


           How Do I Start Sun Gazing?

Following the specific process for sun gazing is crucial to prevent sun damage. The process involves a 9 month practice, which is typically broken into three phases: 0 to 3 months, 3 to 6 months, and 6 to 9 months. After the initial phase, you’ll continue walking barefoot for 45 minutes daily for the rest of your life.

To begin, select a safe period of the day (sunrise or sunset) and gaze at the sun for 10 seconds. Continue consecutively adding 10 seconds a day. Be sure to stand on the bare earth and look straight into the sun. During the first three months, you’ll notice mental depression subside and an increase in balance of the body and mind.

Continue daily gazing at the sun adding 10 seconds each day through the next phase and you’ll experience the curing of physical diseases. Progress into the last phase, 6 to 9 months, continuing to gradually increase the amount of gazing to 44 minutes. Once you have reached 44 minutes, begin walking barefoot on the earth for 45 minutes daily. Complete this practice for a total of 6 days straight at a period of the day when the earth is warm and the sun shines on your body. This period is when you’ll realize the full effects of the practice.

To maintain the benefits of sun gazing and to boost the immune system, continue the practice of walking daily. The process is illuminating and enlightening and has the potential for increasing health in super-human ways.  To find out more from people who have been sun-gazing for years, continue reading below for feedback from our  readers.


Courtesy :taken  from  http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/sun_gazing.html

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Surya Namaskar- The best Spiritual Yoga !

         
                                                                           
 It is a fact that the sun provides the energy that makes life possible on the earth.( a picture by Surya Savarnika Manavu Ashramam)

         Surya or the Sun God has been given greatest importance from the Rig veda period which seens divinity in the whole of the creation. The Surya or Sun called as PratyakSha Bhagavan i.e God who can be perceived by our naked eyes. It is a fact that the sun provides the energy that makes life possible on the earth. Surya Namaskara is a Traditional form of Worship to the Sun God and each of the 12 poses has a specific mantra that the practitioner may optionally recite mentally .Even though Surya Namaskara is not mentioned in the earlier Yogic  Texts . as it is considered by the Yoga Gurus(Masters) as a potent exercise whose energizing benefits are seen both on the body and mind. So gradually   Surya Namaskar practise  has been considered as  one of the best Yoga practise, in the World.

      As per Sri Sunil Daman, in an article which has been published in 'patheos' Hindu channel " It was a landslide victory for India at the UN General Assembly when the United Nations declared June 21st as International Yoga Day (or World Yoga Day). This came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged the world community to celebrate yoga at the international level, in his maiden speech at the UNGA in September 2014. He had said, “yoga is an invaluable gift of our ancient tradition. It is not about exercise, it’s a path through which an individual can discover his sense of oneness with nature. It embodies unity, unity of the mind and the body, thought and action, restraint and fulfilment. On the whole, it’s a holistic approach to health and well being.” . So as Surya Namaskar is also part of Yoga practise , the Inter national Yoga Day i.e 21 june may be considered as Surya Namaskara DayHere remember able point is June 21st is Summer Solistice i.e Longest day of the year. Solistice gets its name from the latin for Sol(sun)and sistere(to stand still0. So "world Yoga day" is nothing but "Surya Namaskar Day". 

Now let us know about the Surya Namaskara Yoga  Practice through below given images which contains brief  information which is sufficient to understand. . 

                                                                     
About Surya Namaskar Yoga


 
                                                                             
:The First Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:Pranaamasana  (Mantra isOm Hraam ‘Udhyannadhyamitramahaha’ Mitraya Namaha (Mitra - friend)
  
The second Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:Hasta Uttanasana  (Mantra is Om Hraam ‘Om Hreem ‘Aarohannuththaraamdivamm’ Ravaye Namaha (Ravi - radiance) 

The third Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:Hasta Paddasana (mantra is ∗ Om Hruum ‘Hridrogam mama surya’ Suryaya Namaha (Surya – dispeller of  darkness)
                                                                    
 
The fourth Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:Aswa Sanchalanasana (mantra is  Om Hraim ‘Harimaanam cha naashaya’ Bhanave Namaha (Bhanu – Shining with luster) 

The fifth Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:Parvatasana (mantra is  Om Om Hroum ‘Shukeshu May Harimaanamm’ Khagaya Namaha (Khaga – all pervading)



The sixth Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:SashTanga Asana (mantra is Om Hraha ‘Ropanaakaasu dhadhmasi’ Pooshne Namaha (Pushan – mystic fire which gives)


The seventh Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:Bhujangasana (mantra is Om Hraam ‘Atho Haaridraveshu May’ Hiranyagarbhaya Namaha (Hiranyagarbha – golden colored)

The eighth Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:Parvatasana (mantra is Om Hreem ‘Harimaanannidhadhmasi’ Marichaye Namaha (Marichi – Ray of light)

                                                       
                                                                              

             The Ninth Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:Aswa Sanchalanasana same as pose no 4 (mantra is Om Hruum ‘Udagaadhayamaadithyah’ Adityaya Namaha (Aditya – Sun, aspect of Vishnu, Son of Aditi)


The Tenth  Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:hasta padasana , sameas pose no 3  (mantra is Om Hraim ‘Vishwena Sahasaa Saha’ Savitre Namaha (Savitru – Light of enlightenment)


The Eleventh Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:same as hasta uttasana i.e pose No.2 (mantra is  Om Hroum ‘Dwishantham Mama Randhayann’ Arkaya Namaha (Arkah – a ray of light, a flash of lightning, Sun)

The Twelth Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:Tadasana same pose No.1 (mantra is Om Hraha ‘Mo Aham dwishatho Rattham’ Bhaskaraya Namaha (Bhaskara – Shining Light)


As per Sri Sri Yoga Teacher from the Art of Living Foundation, Surya Namaskar calorie calculation is as follows:

One round of Surya Namaskar burns upto 13.90 calories for an average weighing person. You can now set a target for yourself. You can slowly increase the number of rounds of surya namaskar to 108. By the time you reach this number, you will become more toned and fitter.

30-minutes workout calorie meter: How many calories are you burning in your 30 minute workout?

Weight lifting = 199 calories

Tennis = 232 calories

Basketball = 265 calories

Beach volleyball = 265 calories

Football = 298 calories

Bicycling (14 - 15.9 mph) = 331 calories

Rock climbing = 364 calories

Running (7.5mph) = 414 calories

Surya Namaskar = 417 calories

So Finally it is says that Surya Namaskar Yoga provides benefits of a holistic nature by working on the physical body, praana (breathing), mind, intellect and the bliss components (or kosas) of the entire human personality. In that sense, Surya Namaskar can be considered to be a personality development tool and must be included as part of one’s wellness program  

Namo  Surya Devaya namaha! 

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Naga Puja by Manavu Family members & other devotees at S S M Ashramam on 25/05/2016.

                                                           

                                                                    Anantam Vasukim Sesha
                                                                    Padmanbhacha Kambalam
                                                                    Shankupalam Drutharastramch
                                                                    Takshanam Kaaliyam Thada

     Meaning ::

          The names of the 9 Naag Devatas - Anant, Vasuki, Shesh, Padmanabh, Kambal, Shankhapal, Dhrutrashtra, Takshak and Kalia– if prayed daily in the morning will keep one protected from all evils and helps to become victorious in life.

The Naga puja is mainly performed to appease nagas that one may have been offended, or to please nagas that are active in areas where one wishes to live, work or conduct business.

                                                                             
Bringing water to purify the Naga Putta. 

Purifying  Naga putta 


One of the eight classes of spirits, nagas are serpent-like in form and live primarily in water bodies and to a lesser extent are associated with earth and trees. They are powerful beings whose abilities include controlling the weather, bringing good fortune and wealth, and enhancing fertility and positivity. Conversely, nagas can also inflict disease, obstacles and natural disasters when displeased.
                                                                       
From S S M Ashramam

To wards Nagaputta. 



                                    It is wise to conduct naga pujas and make the traditional offerings of incense and ritual cakes to nagas prior to disturbing the earth for any reason, particularly for construction and development projects. Nagas are very sensitive towards humanity's carelessness, improper conduct in nature and disrespectful actions in relation to the environment. Disturbed nagas will frequently retaliate with skin diseases and natural calamities unless the appropriate pujas are done beforehand.

                                                                                 
Making Pradakshinams(rounds) around Nagaputta. 



The sponsor of the puja should also observe strict vegetarianism one day before and on the day of the puja to cleanse themselves as nagas detest meat and alcohol. If the puja is done correctly, it is said that one's present wealth, fame, health, merits will improve, good weather, resources, peace and prosperity will abound, obstacles and sickness will be eliminated, and one's practices will be accomplished.
                                                                                 
Decorating Nagaputta with Turmeric, Kukuma and Flowers 



Lighting Deepam at Nagaputta. 



offering milk. 




offering milk by devotees