Fire Yajna and Upanayana Procedure
Compiled by Swami Bhakti Kanan Giri with assistance from Swami BVBharati's translation of 'Sat Kriya Sara Dipika' and with assistance of SwamiB.P. Tirtha, Srimad Ramai das brahmacari, and Srimad Swarupananda dasa.Lasst ammended by Spd B.P. Tirtha Maharaj, 5 October 2001, in particularthe section re the sitting places of the Acharyya, priest, etc.
Priest will sit on mat and do achman,Mangal AcharanaCan do Vandana from our Math.and /or,ya˜ brahma vedÅnta-vido vadantipare pradhÅnam puru›a˜ tathÅnyeviÍvad gateÓ kÅraˆam-ÈÍvara˜ vÅtasmai namo vighna-vinÅÍanÅya“Obeisancaes unto Him who is the destroyer of all obstacles, who the knowersof VedÅnta describe as the Supreme Brahman, and who others describe as thepradhÅna, or totality of mundane elements. Some describe Him as the SupremePuru›a, while others describe Him as the Supreme Lord and the cause of thecreation of the universe.” (BÂhad Vi›ˆu PurÅˆa)o˜ tad vi›ˆoÓ parama˜ padam sadÅ paÍyanti sËrayaÓdivÈva cak›ur Åtatam“Just as those with ordinary vision see the sun’s rays in the sky, so the wise andlearned devotees always see the supreme abode of Lord Vi›ˆu. Because thosehighly praiseworthy and spiritually awake brÅhmaˆas can see that abode, theycan also reveal it to others.” (SÅma Veda)