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Hindu Metaphysics Section-3

Hindu Metaphysics Section-3

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section two
 
section three
  t  h   o  m   a   s  k  e  l  l  y
The home shrine room, “my friend Lord Ganesha,” visiting a temple, and an overview of Hindu festivals
In the photo we see a typical arati lamp held by a temple priest, or pujari. At the height of the puja, he will pass it before the Deity image in adoration, then present it to gathered devotees so they may pass their hands through the flame and draw the God’s blessings to their eyes.
 
hat is the center of your home? the kitchen,
 kp,  lvg m,  d? t a dgad  ual pa f  m a a ad auay, a f f puy   dll uld a bf da a day,  mmu   g au ad  Gd ad  Gd. t  f pual f  alld
devatarchanam,
 “pla f g Dvy.” sad a-u pla    a ,  alm f iaa,   py aually u. spu pak bu ll f  ad-, pap bau  y  ak f gad. nvl,  um a lvd , ad vy pm dvu hdu m a a ly  m, f pul, mm au,  dm-l’ m aupu quada, vd f lgu puu, ad lk a mau mpl, adag blg aly ug  abd ad u   mmuy. Lv ad jy m  hdu faml  p Gd   m ug  adal  my k a puja
 ,
 mag ada  p. tug u  ad  dv g vkd, a famly mak  u a auay, a fug fm   ad  f  ld. t  f a auay,   f puja
 ,
  , myally d   mpl   y plgmag kly. Puja  pfmd daly—uually   a-ly mg, bu al   af  vg—gally by  ad f  u. All mmb f  famly ad. r a b a mpl a lgg a lamp ad ffg a  a  Ld’ ly f,  y a b m laba ad dald,  myad sa-k a ad ffg. t al ad dpabl pa f ay puja  dv. wu lv ad v   a, u pfma  f ll valu. Bu  u dv v mpl gu bm ad ual.A  a mpl,  mag   f Gd ad Gd a  fu f   m. t a alld
 murti
 sak, pd ad ad f a  pyal bdy f   Dv. hdu d  p  “dl” p . ty p Gd ad  Gd  by   p pually v v ad dll  mag.
Murtis
f  Gd a ad fm ug   lv, p ad blg d f  bl  famly. t Gd’ vba ad p a b fl   mag, ad  Dvy a u  mag a a mpay pyal-pla bdy  al. hdu blv ad xp a  Gd  aually p ad -u  
 murti
dug puja, aa f ug ad flg ad v g  p’ gl u   mal  . t ga Ad sakaaaya, l pug a  mm, , “Alug Paabama  all pvadg,  aa hm  uld ap a h  ‘m’ p   paula pla, ju a   Vu   salgama, a mall ud .” t Vaava a ramauja mlaly ad, “Alug  Ld  all pvadg, ug h mp p h appa bf dv  ap  dv ug a mag.”
Th Scic f Rital: 
Puja  a my    g-g f bll, pag f am, pg f ffg ad a-g f maa vk  dva ad Gd,   m  bl ad lp  dv. Puja  ly mmu, full f d ad d aff. tu  m   a pla f mdu
A Saivit shri:
 
Husband offers  arati (ame), wife rings the bell  and son blows a conch before their  altar to Siva Nataraja, Ardhanar- ishvara, Sivalinga, Ganesha  and Muruga.
h ad wy  eabl a hly rm f wp ad Mda
mpa, mad m ad m ad by  ulmulav p f pay. Daly puja   ax f lgu lf, ad  puja m   a f  m. cag  Vda   mag lv. i  d f s cadakada saaa, “t
 Veda
maa bg   au f a,  m ag f
 Veda
maa uld, by  vba, mak  Dva appa  p.” t m   al  lu f pva ad gup mda, pay, maa a ad dval gg. i ay  p-d by v ug  f  pup. t pa  mulu-ly ad f, kp mmaula ad labaly dad  lk lk a mall mpl. i uld b ll-l ad f fm daf ad u-ld duba. t ala  gally l   ,  m f  puja
 
 pfmd l ad. Bu   a mall l-d   m   f g, a  b u f  a. P-ud   lag llua a “ypal” ala (lgly lag a lf) f  fu maj hdu dma: savm, Vaavm, sakm ad smam. i u, hdum  f  uad lag ad m, a   uqu ad, ad a may vaa  m ala a ll. Y,  a may mla. A a Gaa , f xampl, a , 
 murti,
 f  l-pa-add Gd  plad a   f  ala. A mal   mag  dd b, bu f  avalabl  a  a-dal alav:
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) a famd pu, pfably  a  f pp   bak, 
2
) A
kum  bha,
  a ymbl f Gaa
A Shakta shri:
 
In  a large joint-family home, womenfolk clean  and decorate the shrine  room and prepare  offerings to Kali Ma,  the erce image of the Goddess. Flower  garlands are hung to create the feeling of a  small temple.
 
rom the moment the vedic
 a mpld ad a au  pag f  mag maf all h gly ad ga, h ap vau dv. h l  pay ad . h  a  a da ad gv f blg. tu, a mag a b ad  b mly a bauful au  dll,  a xll pag. t mag
 is
Gd. sad sam Vvkaada, “i a b-m a  ayg a dlay  bad, ad vy all  a  p m u qug. i  ug , ad  pay  paly f a, i ad  la my l g a  f f a ma  alzd vyg fm dl. i allud  ramaka Paamaaa. Y, dlay  dmd. wy? sm udd f ya ag, m ma f J- bld appd  dm . h appd  dm vybdy l’ dl xp  . if Gd  pd  ay bauful fm  ay ymbl fm, ad  J,   a-fully bad;   . Bu f h  pd   fm f a    agl g   d,    l f l. if Gd m   fm f a dv,   ly. Bu f h m   fm f a ,   a up, dm …”ov  u,   d-dg a ad may fv  v   f  ld   “o ad ly  fa, ad  mm  ul f   damd  Gd,” vau lg av dmd mag p  faa zal. t a ld  a all fual f mag p ad a mpa f  hdu mag pd. t mpla  u, mag p  al fd  by m pfg hdu. t qu f mag p ll b dbad f ya  m. h  uf  ay a   a hdu mag p a  lf  b ad a a ga ad ul pa  ly f  ga ad pually mmau; v  ga vd mad ad pd mag, ad  k dd  d  bldly  uuly. A uma y a -gzd,  au f  y a udd,  pylgy ymaally aalyzd,  vau pa f mag -p, mal ad maal,  dd. t md hdu fll  fp f  fba. tug  mag,  y  aug   Gd, ad   k Gd. t  l vd a  a-um   b appld vy:  Gd  vyg!
Do Hindus Worship Idols?
S liflik:
 
Icon of Santoshi Ma, Orissa
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mad by plag a u  a ba p f a  v mag lav d b  u ad  p. t u  ukd bu  uf f b a  p   mvd. M  al  a pu f  guu f  famly lag,    ala  adg  all.Bag  Gd’ mag
 
 f a al pa f puja
.
F , pal aagm a abld a  ala  a  ad a  mlk a  pu ff  . M mply, 
 murti
may b plad  a dp ay  a  a. Af  ba,  ay  mvd ad 
 murti
dd ff,  dd ad dad. M labaly, a da   up   a   a p a  d f  ala. if dv a  ada,  bld a  la vd by  puja
 
( p pfmg  ual)
 
 pla a mall pful  a dv’ g palm.
Hl Acctrmts: 
Puja
 
m plm f   a kp  lag mal ay. o  a aagd
 ghee
lamp, bll, up, p ad p  ld  vau aam. Avalabl fm ida p,  a ddad al, v ud f pup  a puja
.
t a, lag ad plg  dd a ad duy. Uual m lud:
1
) a up ad a mall p f ffg a;
2
) a ba vl f ubk, ukd  (uually mxd  um pd), al f ffg;
3
) ay  bak f fly
A Vaishava shri:
 
Mother and daughter sing devotional hymns as  father offers fruits, owers and light  to Radha and Krishna, before whom  are enshrined Lord Hanuman and ve Shaligrama stones. Traditional sweets have been prepared; incense and small  ritual re have been lit.
pkd  (u m)  l  pal;
4
) a adg l lamp,
dipastambha,
a ma l ugu  puja
 ;
d-ally kp l all day;
5
) a
dipa
( lamp   g k) f avg lg bf  Dy;
6
) a mall mal bll,
 ghanta;
7
) a  bu ad a f k f ,
 agarbhatti;
8
) aa-m f ’ ad, u a ly a,
 vibhuti;
adald pa,
chandana; and
d pd,
kumkuma
 ( a kp  pld ba  lv a);
9
)
 naivedya,
a ffg f  Dy f f fu ad- a vd d f fly kd fd, u a  (v ad dug ppaa);
10
) a amp (
karpura)
bu f pag am bf  Gd a  g f puja
 ;
11
) ba  lv p f bag 
 murti;
12
) lful lg f dg 
 murti;
13
)  galad;
14
) addal l lamp  llum ad da  m;
15
) a cD  ap play.
Prit:
Bf g   m, all adg  -my ba ad d  f, la l. i  a mm pa-   paak f fd a la a u  m bf puja. t b m f puja  bf da. ea p bg a ffg f   fu (ppad bf  ba). tadally, m dug  mly pd fa fm adg puja
 ,
 g  m   mpl  appag am
 
  ly m. Al dug  m m d  lp  puja ppaa, u a pkg   makg
 prasada
f  D-y. U f  m   al d dug pd f a a fll  b  da f a famly mmb.
Wrshipfl Ics: 
A    ma llua-,  mag d  m ala vay adg  lag ad dma. All , v, a  apmp, mag u-ma  appaa; mp, avg amal aa (f xampl, Ld hauma,  mky Gd);  a, mag u p-aal lk, u a  lm ,   m salgama , pd a Ld V-u. o bj f m lud dv mblm  afa, ludg ap, u a Duga’ d; amal mu, lk sva’ bull; a full p f a, dag  p f  Dv;  u dk, pg suya;  ly fp  adal f a Gd  a;  adg l lamp;   p, my dagam alld
 yantra;
a fm ly v; ad ad pla, u a  ul . All  a d a mbdm f  Gd  Gdd. t
 Vedas
j: “t Gd, ld by  p,  fa   p. Fa  mpd f  a’ . Lg m ug fa. tug fa m m  pay, fa   mg, fa a  ad a  g f  u. o Fa, gv u fa!”
A Smarta shri:
 
 A brahmin chants the
Vda
 as his father  meditates after morning puja. Pictures honor major Deities  of the Hindu pantheon. Ritual ablution has just been  performed to ve small Shaligrama  stones (see inset) now encased in  an ornate chest; Sivalinga (center), Devi (clockwise from top), Vishnu, Sun and Ganesha.
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indian architecture, the dwelling
 lf a . A m  alld
 manush- ya laya,
lally, “uma mpl.” i   mly a l f uma bg     ad a. t p bd u dg   am a f mpl dg,  ad ad pual a   pa. t “p uyad” ym f u dg a  aal pa  ida bf w mdl  dud. t d dud   “bul pa” au f  a f pual amb qud f  dll  jy pual ll-bg ad maal lfa ad ppy. A g  a ypal layu f a qua buld-g,  a gd f
9
x
9
=
81
 qua, ma f famly p (f yg,  ad a, a gd f
8
x
8
=
64
  pbd). t pa -upd by  al
3
x
3
=
9
 qua  alld Bamaaam, mag  “ula gy ld.” i uld b kp ubul ad p   ky  a  av a   u pa
(akasha).
t al uyad  lkd   lug f  uma bdy. i   f lvg pup. rl-gu ad ulual v a b ld —u a yaja ( ual), mu ad da pf-ma ad maag.t  f qua uud-g  Bamaaam   alkay. t  pa, upyg
2
x
2
=
4
 qua, a m  p pup. t a qua  alld iaa,  ua Ag,  u nu ad  Vayu. t a ad  p  qual f fu p-v dvaa  Gd—ia, Ag, nu ad Vayu. Adgly— du p 
Harmonious Home Design According to Vastu
NESW
Hs rid:
 
 With sloping  roof and open courtyard
ISAnAnIRuTI VAyuAgnI
   s  h  r  i  n  e
SouTH
Paag (alkay)cd
Mastr BdrmBdrm/ StraLivi SpacLivi SpacLivi Spacop Crtard
brahmastanam open to sky
enTRynoRTH
       W       e       S       T
      P    a    s    s    a    g    e      P    u      j     a
  v .   g   a  n   a  p   a  t  i   s  t  h   a  p   a  t  i
lgal fdl   ubl f f  p— pa (qua-) a agd a fll: a f  m , ua f  k, u f ma bdm ad  f  ag f ga. t pa lyg b   z, maug
2
x
5
=
10
 qua, a  f  , a, u ad . ty a ma f mul pup. F m p,
 griha
puja
 ,
  Dy  uld b mall  z a  a mpl. t agabl ad gally mmdd g f  adg mag u pdal  ’  
(mushti)
z, ma-ud   umb ad.
By
V. G
anapati
 S
thapati
,
Master Architect, Chennai
Th “bilt spac:”
The ideal position of each aspect of  the home is enhanced by that place’s inherent nature. This knowledge is given in the
Vau saa,
 a study  of the dynamics of time and space, by Mayan, the ar-chitect and town planner of ancient India. About 60%  of Indian homes still follow this paradisiacal design.
op cd ad P
Shri RmKitchLivi SpacenTRy
       e       A       S       T
      P    a    s    s    a    g    e
alternate shrine location

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