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Our Sincer e Thanks t o:
1. MannAr gudi Sr i.Sr inivasan Nar ayanan svAmi f or t he Sanskr it t ext s
2. Sr i. A.M.R.Kannan, Sr i. Mur ali Bhat t ar , Sr i. Lakshminar asimhan
Sr idhar , Sr i. Gopal and Nedumat her u Sr i. Mukund Sr inivasan f or
cont r ibut ing t he pict ur es.
3. Smt . and Sr i. Mur ali Desikachar i f or assembling t he e-book
Cover I mage:
Sr ir anga vimAna par avAsudEvan
Cour t esy :
Sr i. Mur ali Bhat t ar
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Sr I VaasudEva puNyAhavaacana mant r ams 5
Mant r am 1 7
Mant r am 2 9
Mant r am 3 10
Mant r am 4 11
Mant r am 5 13
Mant r am 6 14
Mant r am 7 15
Mant r am 8 16
Mant r am 9 17
Mant r am 10 18
Mant r am 11 19
Mant r am 12 20
Mant r am 13 21
Mant r am 14 23
Mant r am 15 24
Mant r am 16 25
Mant r am 17 26
Mant r am 18 27
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Mant r am 20 29
Mant r am 21 31
Mant r am 22 32
Mant r am 23 33
Mant r am 24 35
Mant r am 25 36
Mant r am 26 37
Mant r am 27 38
Mant r am 28 39
Mant r am 29 40
Mant r am 30 41
Mant r am 31 42
Mant r am 32 43
Mant r am 33 44
Mant r am 34 45
Mant r am 35 46
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Dear Bhakt hAs of Lor d Ranganat hA:
Sr i VaasudEva PuNyaahavachanam is used f or Suddhi in Temples; it is quit e
dif f er ent f r om t he PuNyaahavachanam used at home f or t he pur if icat ion af t er
child bir t h on t he 11t h or t he 16t h day af t er t he bir t h or noot hana gr uha
pr avEsam. Bot h of t hem (home and Temple) ar e f or sit e sanct if icat ion and
appeals t o t hose assembled t o pur if y t he sit e (Yaagasaala and Ut hsavam sit e
f or t he t emples), mind and all it ems wit h t heir blessings. At home, t he
PuNyaahavacahnam r it es ar e f or t he r emoval of asoucham (t heet t u) and t he
r est or at ion of pur it y t o per f or m r it uals (Aar aadhanam and Vaidhika kar maas
of a gr uhast han). I t of f er s pr ayer s t o Lor d Var uNaa, Vaast hu Pur ushan et al.
adiyEn plans t o r elease Saama Veda PuNyAhAvachanam soon wit h t he Saama
mant r ams, meanings and r ecit at ion of t hem in a separ at e e-book. I n t his e-
book, adiyEn will f ocus on t he VaasudEva PuNyAhAvachana mant r ams and t he
ways t o per f or m t his Koil suddhi r it ual. We will f ollow closely Koot t hapAkkam
Swamy’s monogr aph on t hese pr ocedur es. The Mant r ams ar e assembled below.
The pr ocedur e f or doing t he VaasudEva PuNyAhAvachanam ar e: The pr ocedur e f or doing t he VaasudEva PuNyAhAvachanam ar e: The pr ocedur e f or doing t he VaasudEva PuNyAhAvachanam ar e:
1. Wash t he f eet and hands,
2. per f or m Achamanam,
3. sit on a suit able (comf or t able) Aasanam;
4. Hold chakr a Mudhr aa over t he head,
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5. do Pr ANAyAmam,
6. make t he big sankalpam and
7. end wit h “Kar mAngam dhr avya Suddhdyar t ham, St hala suddhdyar t ham,
Aavasyaka upkar aNa Sudhyar t ham, Paanchar At hr a Vi dhAnEna
Bhagavat h VaasudEva PuNyAhAvacahnam kar ishyAmi”.
8. Per f or m Saat hvika t hyAgam af t er t his sankalpam.
Opposit e t he Aasanam, spr ead paddy int o a mound, add r ice over it and place
t ilam (Gingelly seed) on t op. Now t wo blades of dar bham ar e put on t op of it as
a base f or t he PuNyAhavachana vessel wit h wat er t o sit on. All f our sides of
t his ar r angement ar e decor at ed wit h sandal past e and akshat hais. Koor cham is
now inser t ed int o t he wat er of t he vessel and t he mout h of t he Paat hr am is
cover ed wit h Mango and Ar asu leaves and decor at ed wit h Flower s and Coconut .
Pr okshaNam of t he vessel wit h ast hr a mant r am bef or e DahanAbhyAyanam and
showing of t he Sur abhi Mudhr A. Dhar ma Peet a ar chanam is per f or med next .
Aavaahanam is per f or med wit h Sudar sana mant r am, NyAsa Mudhr A, Shadanga
NyAsam, Shadanga Mudhr A; ar ghyam, Paadhyam, Aachamaneeyam, Vast hr am,
Gandham, Pushpam ar e of f er ed along wit h dhUpa, dheepa and naivEdhya
upachAr ams. Four Br ahmins ar e seat ed opposit e and r equest ed wit h t he
appeal: “yooyam PuNyAham Br Uha” (May t hou declar e t hat t his be an
auspicious day). They agr ee wit h t he r esponse “Bhr Uma:” and “PuNyAham”.
Now t he Pur Ohit har t ouches t he PuNyAha vessel wit h dar bham and r ecit es t he
VaasudEva PuNYAhavachana mant r ams st ar t ing f r om “BhagavAn ast hu” and
ending up wit h “Yat hr a yat hr a gur Or mat hi:”.
Now a small vessel is placed next t o t he PuNyAhAvachana vessel and t he
coconut , Mango, ar asu leaves ar e t aken out f r om t he mout h of t he
PuNyAhAvachana vessel. Only t he koor cham is used t o t r ansf er small dr ops of
wat er f r om t he big t o t he small vessel wit h t he r ecit at ion of t he f ollowing
pr ayer : “Saant hir ast hu t usht ir ast hu, pusht ir ast hu, avignamast hu, Aayushyam
ast hu, Aar Ogyamast hu, dhana dhAnya samr uddhir ast hu, gO-br ahamaNEbhya:
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Subham bhavat hu, ut t har E Kar maNya avignamast hu”.
On t he Nor t heast er n sect ion of t he Paat hr am, Pr OkshaNam is done wit h t he
mant r am: “ar isht a nir aSanam ast hu”. I n t he sout h east dir ect ion, pr OkshaNam
is done wit h t he mant r am “t at h pr at hihat hamast hu”. Two spr inklings ar e made
int o t he small vessel wit h t he mant r ams “sar va SObhanamast hu” and “sar va
sampadhas-sant hu”. Now t he assembled wat er in t he small vessel is r et ur ned t o
t he bigger vessel wit h t he r ecit at ion of “(Pr aNavam) Saant hi: Saant hi:
Saant hi:” This is f ollowed by t he r ecit at ion of t he I ndhr aghOshat hvaa
mant r am, while t ouching t he vessel wit h hand. Next , t he Koor cham, Mango
leaves, ar asu leaves ar e used t o spr inkle all ar ound t o t he accompaniment of
t he “st hAnAni” and Sudar sana ShaDakshar a mant r ams.










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MANTRAM 1
9|4× ¬¬4l+F6 4lB 7 4- 9¹lt9¹-·
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pavit r am bhagavanast u vAsudeva: par aat hpar a: |
t at hA sankar shaNo deva: pavit r am par amo mahAn | |
Meaning and Commentary: Meaning and Commentary:
Pavit hr am has many meanings. One t hat pur if ies and r emoves sins is Pavit hr am.
I t is also t he r ing made of dhar bham (kusaa gr ass) t hat is wor n on t he f our t h
f inger dur ing t he Vedic cer emonies t hat we ar e enj oined t o do. I t is also an
inst r ument used f or cleansing such as a st r ainer or a sieve. The common t heme
in PuNyAhaa Vachanam f or t he wor d “Pavit hr am” is One t hat is cleansing or
pur if ying.
The Fir st half of t he mant r am pr ays: "May t hat Bhagavan, VaasudEvan, t he
Lor d of all (Sar va Swami/ Par At h Par an) be t he Pavit hr am t o cleanse t his
YaagasAlaa, t he Yaj amaanan of t he Yaj n~am t o be conduct ed and all mat er ial
and vessels used in t he Yaj n~am t o commence."
This mant r am appeals t o Lor d Vaasudevan, The supr eme most Lor d
(Par At hpar an) endowed wit h t he six at t r ibut es leading t o t he name, BhagavAn.
These Shadar Na, sukha dhAyaka at t r ibut es ar e: J n~Anam, Power (Sakt hi),
St r engt h (Balam), Lor dship (I swar ya), Vir ilit y (Veer ya) and Splendour (t Ej as).
BhagavAn is a t er m used ext ensively in Paanchar At hr a Aagamam. The
Ahir budhnya Samhit hA of Paanchr At hr am comment s on t he ever y akshar am
t hat goes int o t he f or mat ion of t he wor d Bhagavaan and def ines BhagavAn as
t he Supr eme/ ult imat e Realit y known as Br ahman and Par At hpar an. That
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ult imat e r ealit y of VedAnt ha ident if ied by Paanchar At r am and VishNu
pur ANam is t he Pur ushOt t haman, VaasudEvan.
The 563r d Sr i VishNu Sahasr a Naamam (ebooks number 29 t o 33 at ht t p:/ /
www.ahobilavalli.or g) def ines BhagavAn (Vaasudevan of t he Aagamam as
Sar vahEya Pr at hyaneekan (opposi t e of al l def ect s/ bl emi shes),
KalyANAt hmakan (endowed wit h all auspicious at t r ibut es / saguNa Br ahman)
and Pooj yAt h Pooj yat aman (t he wor t hiest among all wor shippable Gods).
The Paanchar At hr a Aagamam is t he f ir st one t o develop t he concept of
VyUhaa. Vyuham is one of t he f ivef old manif est at ions of Sr iman Nar ayanan: (1)
Par a (2) VyUha (3) Vibhava (4) Ar cha and (5) ant ar yaami. The Vyuha avat Ar as
of t he Par ama Pur ushan is viewed by t he Paanchar At hr am as f our f old:
VaasudEva, Sankar shaNa, Pr ahdyumna and Anir uddha.
The second paadham of t he Fir st mant r am appeals t o Sankar shaNan, t he
Second of t he Four VyUha Moor t hys and r equest s Him t o be t he Pur if ying
inst r ument (Pavit hr am) j ust like VaasudEvan and salut es Samkar shaNa dEvan
as Par ama Pur ushan and Mahaan (t at haa Sankar shaNO deva: pavit r am par amO
mahaan). I f VaasudEvan possesses all t he six at t r ibut es of t he name Bhagavaan
and becomes qualif ied t o be salut ed as Par a VaasudEvan, t hen t he ot her t hr ee
vyUha Moor t hys split up t he t hr ee at t r ibut es as unique t o t hem. For inst ance,
Sankar shana possesses J n~Ana and Bala; Pr adhyumna is endowed wit h I swar ya
and Veer ya; Anir uddha account s f or t he Sakt hi and t Ej as at t r ibut es.
Sankar shaNa t akes car e of t he dissolut ion of t he Univer se and pr omulgat ion of
t he Bhagavat h Saast hr ams.
Pr adhyumna t akes car e of t he cr eat ion of t he univer se and t he est ablishment
of dhar ma. Anir uddha has t he assignment of pr ot ect ion of t he univer se and
t he t eaching of Br ahma vidhyaa.
I n t his f ir st mant r am, t wo of t he vyUha moor t hys ar e beseeched t o become
t he cleansing inst r ument s (agent s/ f or ces) in t he Br ahmOt hsavam or any
Ut hsavam done accor ding t o Paanchar At hr a Aagamam.
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MANTRAM 2
9H Vl 5F6 9|4× 4 Bl¬l |4HF4 Bl¹96P ·
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pr adhyumna: ast u pavit r am vai sAkshi viSvasya sAmpr at am |
pavit r am anir uddha: ast u viSva- t r aat A j agat pat i: | |
Meaning and commentary: Meaning and commentary:
I n t his second slOkam, t he t wo ot her vyUhamoor t his ar e r equest ed t o act as
t he agent f or pur if icat ion of t he YaagasAlaa. The at t r ibut ion of a pair of
GuNAs (guNa niyama) f or t hese t wo vyUha Moor t hys has been discussed
ear lier . Sankar shana t akes r esponsibilit y f or dest r uct ion by ent er ing int o
Rudhr an t hr ough t he act of anupr avEsam and car r ies out t he r esponsibilit ies
of Dissolut ion of t he univer se. Pr adhyumnan ent er s similar ly int o Br ahma dEvan
t o engage in cr eat ion. Anir uddhan as J n~Ana Moor t hy t eaches Br ahma Vidhyaa
and st ays as t he Aadhar am f or sakala vidhyaas.
The slOkam asks Pr ahdyumna t o be t he pavit hr am f or us (Pr adhyumna: ast u
pavit r am vai). He is t hen salut ed as t he wit ness t o act ivit ies of t he J eevans in
t his wor ld (viSvasya Saakshi) and as ViSvasya sAmpr at am (sampr adhAyam).
Saampr at am means pr oper and r elevant at t his t ime. Saampr adhAyam r ef er s
t o t he t r adit ional doct r ines handed down by Bhagavaan and by His AchAr yAs
t o maint ain sampr adhAya par isuddhi.
The second Paadham asks Anir uddha Moor t hy t o be t he Pavit hr am and salut es
Him as Visva t r aat aa and J agat pat i. Anir uddhan has t he r esponsibilit y f or
pr ot ect ion and hence He is Visva Rakshakan or Visva-t r At aa, He is also t he
J agat pat i in view of his r ole as Visva-t r At aa.

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Suddaye vAsudevAst u lAngali Suddhaye t at hA |
pr adyumna: Suddhaye ca ast u anir uddha: ast u Suddhaye | |
Meaning and commentary: Meaning and commentary:
Her e t he pr ayer f or t he t hr ee vyUha Moor t hys ar e t o st ay as t he agent s of
pur if icat ion (Suddhi). VaasudEvan, Pr adhyumna and Anir uddhan ar e invoked and
Sankar shaNan is lef t out possibly because of His samhAr a vyavahAr am.
Laangali (plough) is specif ically ment ioned her e and it s suddhi is pr ayed f or . I n
pr epar at ion f or Yaagam, t he f ield has t o be ploughed and t he inst r ument of
ploughing (kalappai) has t o achieve Suddhi. Hence, it is specif ically ment ioned.
Seet haa appear ing dur ing t he ploughing of t he f ield bef or e Yaj n~am by king
J anaka has t o be r emember ed her e.
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Pur usha: Suddhaye ca ast u sat ya: chaast u viSuddhaye |
acyut a: Suddhaye ca ast u anant a: ca ast u Suddhaye | |

Sr ir anga vimana Anant ha mUr t hi- t hanks Sr I AMR Kannan
Meaning and commentary: Meaning and commentary:
VaasudEva PuNyAhaavachanam is also used by VaikAnasa Agamam f ollower s. I n
VaikAnasa Aagamam blessed t o us by Sage Vikanasa, t he Maanaseeka put hr an
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of Sr iman Naar AyaNan, Bhagavaan is visualized in f our f or ms: Pur ushan,
Sat yan, Achyut han and Anant han. Pur ushan in t he KaThOpanishad t r adit ion is
t he Supr eme Per son (Par a-VaasudEvan): “Pur ushAnna Par am kimchit h”.
Tait t ir I yam salut es t his Pur ushan as “Pur usham ViSvakar mANam Aadhi dEvam
aj am Vibhu:”. Sat yan is st anding f or t he One who is well disposed t owar ds t he
pious souls. He is Nat ha-Sat hyan (Tr ue t o t hose, who sur r ender unt o Him). He
is Sar aNAgat ha Vat hsalan. As Achyut han, He never let s down any one, who has
sur r ender ed t o Him. As Anant an, He is limit less,
“Sat yam J n~Anam anant ham Br ahmam” f r om Aanandhavalli of Tait t hir eeyam
has t o be r emember ed her e since VaikAnasam has signif icant links t o Vedam as
well.
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MANTRAM 5
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Suddhaye ast u sadA deva: keSava: keSisoodhana: |
nAr AyaNOast u viSveSa: Suddhaye sar avakar masu | |
Meaning and Commentary: Meaning and Commentary:
Some of t he Paanchar At hr a Samhit hAs descr ibe t hr ee mor e VyUha Moor t hys
(VyUhAnt har ams) descendant f r om t he Four VyUha Moor t hys and giving r ise
t o a t ot al of Twelve (4x3).They ar e being addr essed now t o gr ant pur it y. The
t welve UpavyUha Moor t hys ar e: Kesava, Nar ayana and Madhavaa f r om
VaasudEvan. Samkar shaNan is t he r oot f or Govindha, VishNu and
Madhusoodhanan. Pr adhyumnan is t he point of or igin f or Thr ivikr ama, Vaamana
and Sr idhar an. Anir uddhan is t he sour ce f or Hr usheekEsan, PadmanAbhan and
DaamOdhar an.
1. The f ir st Paadham invokes t he const ant blessings of Kesavan, who killed t he
asur an who t ook t he f or m of Kesi, t he wild hor se (Kesava: kEsisoodhana:).
2. The second Paadham asks f or t he anugr aham of Naar AyaNan f or pur it y in
t he per f or mance of all Vaidhika kar maas in His r ole as t he Lor d of t he
Univer se (ViSvESan).
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MANTRAM 6
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mAdhava: Suddhaye caast u sar var akshaNa- dhI kshit a: |
Suddhaye caast u govinda: par amAt mA sanAt ana: | |

Sr I r anga vimana Sr I Govindan- t hanks Sr I AMR Kannan
Meaning and Commentary: Meaning and Commentary:
The t hir d and t he f our t h UpavyUha Moor t hys ar e salut ed in t his slOkam. They
ar e Maadhavan and Govindhan. Maadhavan is r ecognized as t he One skilled in
t he pr ot ect ion of all (Sar va r akshaNa dI kshit han). Wit h His consor t Maa
(Lakshmi), He is t he Sar var akshakan. Govindhan is salut ed as Par amAt hmaa and
SanAt anan (ancient ). The 898
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Sr i VishNu Sahasr a naamam salut es t his
SanAt anan as SanAt ana Tamam (t he Most ancient ).
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MANTRAM 7
H &4 5F6 Prl|4!T H &4 P¤ B 7+-·
|×|44Pl PrlPl4- H &4 4lP+F6¤l+ ÷+
Suddhaye ast u mahAvishNu: Suddhaye madhusoodana: |
t r ivikr amo mahAmAya: Suddhaye vAmanst at hA | |
Meaning and Commentary: Meaning and Commentary:
The next Four UpavyUha Moor t hys ar e:
1. VishNu,
2. Madhusoodhanan,
3. Tr ivikr aman and
4. Vaamanan.
They ar e addr essed in t his slOkam. The name VishNu r ef er s t o His vyApt hi of
all chEt anams and achEt anams. He per vades t hem all and shower s His gr ace on
all. The name Madhusoodhana st ands f or at t r act ing t he sense or gans of t he
liber at ed souls (Mukt hAs and nit hya soor is) t o Himself wit hout any
int er f er ence. Bot h Tr ivikr aman and Vaamanan ar e myst er ious (Maahaa Maaya:).
As Kapada VaamAnan, He appr oached Bali and asked f or t hr ee f eet of land and
once it was deeded t o Him, He gr ew and gr ew as Tr ivikr aman and measur ed t he
ear t h and t he sky. All of t hese f our VyUha Moor t hys ar e r equest ed t o
consecr at e t he place wher e t he ut hsavam is going t o be conduct ed.

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MANTRAM 8
~l¤¹7H &4 ¬lF6 89lT Hl F6 H &4 ·
H &4 9T+l¬l F6 6¤l 7lPl 7¹- 9¬ -+ <+
Sr idhar a: Suddhaye caast u hr usheekeSa: ast u Suddhaye |
Suddhaye PadmanAbha: ast u t at hA dAmodar a: pr abhu: | |
Commentary: Commentary:
I n t his slOkam, t he last of t he t welve upavyUha Moor t hys ar e being addr essed
t o conf er t heir anugr ahams. They ar e: Sr idhar an, Hr usheekEsan, PadmanAbhan
and DhAmOdhar an.
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MANTRAM 9
Pl+ltPl H &4 ¬lF6 T Pl tPlF6 |4H &4 ·
H &4 5F6 4¹lrltPl + |B rltPlF6 H &4 + °+
meenAt mA Suddhaye caast hu koor mAt ma ast u viSuddhaye |
Suddhaye ast u var AhAt mA nr usimhAt mAst u Suddhaye | |

vibhava mUr t his
Commentary: Commentary:
The next set of slOkams (Four ) is addr essed t o Vibhava avat hAr a Moor t hys.
I f VyUhA f or ms ar e t he manif est at ions of t he subt le f or ms of t he Supr eme
Br ahman, t hen Vibhava avat hAr ams ar e gr oss f or ms of manif est at ions of t he
same Par a Br ahmam. I n t his slOkam, f our Vibhava avat har ams of t he Lor d
(Mat sya, Koor ma, Var aaha and Nar asimha) ar e pr ayed t o f or pur if icat ion of t he
sit e of t he ut hsavam.
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H &4 4lPl+ltPlF6 ¹lPltPl ¬lF6 H &4 ·
6¤l 7lH¹¤l ¹lP- H &4 5F6 B7l r|¹-+ °¤+
Suddhaye vAmAnAt mAst u r AmAt mA caast u Suddhaye |
t at hA daaSar at hI r Ama: Suddhaye ast u sadA har i: | |
Commentary: Commentary:
This slOkam houses pr ayer s t o t he Vibhava avat hAr a Moor t hys of Vaamana,
Par asur Aman, Daasar at hi Raaman. Har i nAma sankeer t hanam is also included
her e: “SuddhayE ast u sadA Har i:”
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MANTRAM 11
T !Tl 5F6 H &4 Hl |¹- 4¬¹lPl 5F6 H &4 ·
H &4 5F6 PrlPl4l T-Tl |4!T FB+l6+-+ °°+
kr ishNost u Suddhaye Sour i: balar AmOst u Suddhaye |
Suddhaye ast u mahAmAyee Kalkee VishNus- sanAt ana: | |

Kr ishna (Sour i) - t hanks Sr i Sr idha
Commentary: Commentary:
The last of t he t hr ee Vibhava avat hAr ams ar e cover ed her e. Kr ishNa is
addr essed as Sour i, t he son of Soor a (VasudEva). The next salut at ion is t o
Balar Aman, t he elder br ot her of Kr ishNa. The last salut at ion in t his slOkam is
t o Kalki, son of VishNu Yasas, a f ut ur e avat hAr am of t he Lor d t o clean up t his
wor ld of all asubhams at t he end of Kali yugam.
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MANTRAM 12
H &4 9T+l¬l|7 P 6 4l |4¬4lF6¤l·
9T+l¬l ¤ 4l 5+-6- H±lHl P¤ B 7+-+ °-+
Suddhaye PadmanAbhAdi moor t ayo vibhavAs- t at hA |
PadmanAbho dhr uvO- anant a: Sakt heeSo madhusoodana: |
Meaning: Meaning:
May t he upa-vyUha Moor t hys like PadmanAbhan and t he Vibhava moor t hys as
well pur if y t his ut hsavam sit e! PadmanAbhan is indeed limit less in His valour
and similar ly Madhusoodhanan is t he Lor d of power t o make t his happen.
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MANTRAM 13
|4Hl|¤7 4- T|9¬- |4H-9l |4rñP-·
4l 7ltPl 474l41×- ¤Pl 4l¬lF4¹F6¤l+ °°+
vidyAdhideva: kapila: viSvar oopO vihangama: |
kr oDaat mA baDabAvakt r a: dhar mo vAgI svar as- t at hA | |
Meaning and commentary: Meaning and commentary:
I n t his slOkam, t he pr ayer is t o Kapila Muni, t he f ounder of t he Saankya
syst em of philosophy. Bhagavaan r ef er s t o him as an amsAvat hAr am in Geet ha:
I am Kapila among t he sages (Bhagavat h Geet haa 10.26). He is a well known
t eacher (Bhaagavat ham: 3.24-28) and is salut ed t her ef or e as VidhyA dEvar .
The next appeal f or pur if icat ion is t o VedAt hma Gar udan of gigant ic f or m
(Visvar oopO Vihangama:). The mar e f aced submar ine (under t he ocean) f ir e is
invoked t o bur n all inauspiciousness af t er Gar udan. The f our t h appeal in t his
slOkam is t o Lor d Hayagr eevan as t he Lor d of all VidhyAs.



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Viswar upa laksminr usimhan on kUr mapeet am
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MANTRAM 14
9TlT 4l-67Hl4l ¬ 6¤l TPó-9¤ 6 ·
4¹lrl 5|9 + |B rltPl HP 6lr¹T- 9¬ - + °v+
yekAr NavAnt a: Sayee ca t at hA kamaThar oopadhr ut |
var Aho api nr usimhAt mA amr ut Ahar aNa: pr abhu: | |
Meaning and Commentary: Meaning and Commentary:
May t he Lor d r est ing in t he DaNdakAr aNyam f or est , and t he Ones having t he
f or ms of Tor t oise, t he wild Boar , Nr usimhan and Gar udaa cleanse and pur if y
t his Yaagasaala and all t he accout er ment s! Amr ut hAhar aNam was done by
Gar udaa t o f r ee His mot her f r om bondage.
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MANTRAM 15
~l9|6 |7 -47 r¾ 4l-6¾lP 6¤l¹T-·
¹lr |=tTl¬+ |PÞ- 9l|¹=l6r¹l Prl+ + °-+
Sr ipat i: divyadehasccha kr Ant asccha amr ut adhar aka: |
r Ahuj it kAlanemighna: pAr ij At ahar o mahAn | |
Meaning and Commentary: Meaning and Commentary:
May t he dhivya MangaLa vigr aham of t he Lor d of Lakshmi spr eading nect ar all
ar ound pur if y t his sit e f or His Ut hsavam! May t he Lor d who won over t he
deceit of Raahu and who dest r oyed t he asur an by t he name of KaalanEmi as
well as t he Lor d who br ought (st ole) t he Paar ij At haa t r ee f r om t he Gar den of
I ndhr a bless us wit h t he pur it y f or t his Yaagasaalaa!
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MANTRAM 16
¬l T+l¤l 5|9 Hl-6ltPl 7¬l×4l Prl9¬ -·
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lokanAt hOpi Saant At mA dat t At r ayo mahapr abhu: |
nyagr odhaSaayee bhagavAn yekaSr ungat anu: t at hA: | |
Meaning and Commentary: Meaning and Commentary:
May t he gr eat Dhat t At hr Eya who is a t r anquil One in spit e of being t he Lor d
of t he univer se and t he One r est ing on t he pupil leaf dur ing t he Mahaa
pr aLayam as well as t he Bhagavaan wit h a body having one hor n (Vedic usage)
sanct if y t his gr ound, ut hsavam par t icipant s and t he vast hus used in t his
Yaj n~am!

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7 4l 4lP+-9l 5F6 B4 -4l9l |×|44P-·
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devo vAmanar oopOst u sar va vyApI t r ivikr ama: |
nar a- nAr AyaNaou ca yeva hali kr ushNa st at haiva ca | |

t r ivikr ama- Thanks Sr I Gopal (gopalr amanuj a@gmail. com)
Meaning: Meaning:
May t he divine dwar f who per vaded t he ear t h and sky as Thr ivikr aman and
Nar a-Naar AyaNa as well as Kr ishNa and His br ot her Balar Aman sanct if y t his
st halam!
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MANTRAM 18
74¬t9¹H ¤ ¤lP- ¹lP¾l-4l ¤+ ¤ ¹-·
4 7|47 ¬¬4l+ T-Tl 9l6l¬H4+- 9¬ -+ °<+
j valat par aSudhr ugr Ama: r Amascchaanyo dhanur dhar a: |
vedavid bhagavAn kalkI pAt AlaSayana: pr abhu: | |
Meaning: Meaning:
May t he Raaman wit h r esplendent axe in His hand and t he ot her Raaman wit h a
bow in His hand, t he Vedic seer BhagavAn Kalki and t he Lor d r est ing at t he
net her wor ld sanct if y t his Yaagasaala and ut hsavam sit e!
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H7l|× Hl ²P 7 4l- H &4 ¬l T9l4+l-·
7-4|7~4l74FB-6 H &4 |4!T 4‘¬l-+ °°+
ashTaat r imSaa ime devA: Suddhaye lokapAvanA: |
devya: Sr iyAdaya: sant u Suddhaye vishNuvallabhA: | |
Meaning and Commentary: Meaning and Commentary:
May t hese 38 dEvAs, who ar e pur if ier s of t he wor ld sanct if y t his Yaaga Saalai!
May t he beloved consor t s of Har i (Sr I , BhU and NeeLA dEvis) bless t he
Yaagasaala t o be auspicious and f r ee of any blemishes! Ther e ar e 33 dEvaas.
The 8 Vasus, t he 11 Rudr as, t he 12 Adit yAs, I ndr A and Pr aj Apat hi (The Lor d
of Pr ogeny) make up t he assembly of 33 dEvAs and Panchabhut hAs and t heir
adhisht Ana devat hAs br ing t he number t o Thir t y Eight .
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MANTRAM 20
B4 × ¹¬T B-6 ¬4lHl4 ¤ P 6 4-·
H &4 ¬lFt4++-6ltPl BrUTT4l+ 4¬l+ -¤+
sar avt r a r akshNE sant u cakr Adyaayudha moor t aya: |
Suddhaye cAst vananant At mA sahasr aphaNavAn balee | |
Meaning and Commentary: Meaning and Commentary:
May t he Moor t hys ador ning Chakr a and t he ot her weapons as ser vant s of
VishNu be t her e in all dir ect ions f or our pr ot ect ion! May t he t housand hooded
and power f ul AdhisEshan be her e f or r ealizing t he Suddhi of t his Yaagasaala,
adhikAr is and t he upakar aNams!










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t hir uvelliyangudi chat ur bhuj a vainat heyan

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MANTRAM 21
H &4 4 +6 4l 5F6 9|¬¹l7 ¹¬lH+-·
H &4 5F6 ¬Tl\4¬- |4!4TB+- 96l94l++ -°+
Suddhaye vainat eyOast u pakshir aaD- ur agaaSana: |
Suddhaye ast u gaNaadhyaksha vishvaksena: pr at ApavAn | |
Meaning and commentary: Meaning and commentary:
May t he King of Bir ds, Vainat Eya, whose f ood is t he snakes conf er Suddhi t o
t his Yaagasaalaa! May t he power f ul commander -in-chief of t he ar my of t he
Lor d, VishvaksEnar bless t his ut hsavam and sanct if y it ! Bot h VishvaksEnar and
Vainat hEyar ar e nit hya soor is (et er nally liber at ed j eevans).
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ãl¹9lFB-6 ¬'7lH4l- 9¬l4-6¾ B4 7l·
²-ãlHl- HT¹l-6l¾ H &4 B-6 ¬l T9l-+ --+
dvAr apAssant u caNDaadyaa: pr abhAvant asccha sar vadA |
indr AdyA: Sankar Ant ASccha Suddhaye sant u lokapA: | |
Meaning and Commentary: Meaning and Commentary:
May t he vir ile dhvAr a pAlakAs exhibit ing t heir valour like ChaNDa, Kumudha,
J aya, Vij aya and ot her s bless t his ut hsavam wit h sanct it y! May I ndr a, t he r uler
of t he heaven (Svar gam) and t he r uler of t he east er n dir ect ion, Sankar a, t he
Lor d of t he Nor t h East dir ect ion (I saanyam) conf er sanct it y and
auspiciousness on all t hat ar e linked t o t his ut hsavam!
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MANTRAM 23
T… P 7lHl¾ ¬ 6 Hl- H &4 B-6 B4 7l·
H &4 B+TlH¾ 4l |¬+l +94F6¤l+ -°+
kumudhAdyASccha bhUt eSaa: Suddhaye sant u sar vada |
Suddhaye sanakAdhyaSccha yogino r ushayast at hA |
Meaning and commentary: Meaning and commentary:
Kumudha is t he shor t f or Kumudhapat hi (Moon). He is bor n of t he mind of
Pur ushaa (Chandr amaa manasO j At ha:). Sanaka, Sanant hana, Sanat hkumAr a,
t he Maanasa put hr As of Br ahmaa ar e gr eat Yogis. Bot h Moon and t he Par ama
Yogis ar e invoked her e t o conf er sanct it y on t he Yaj n~am (Vaidhika Kar mAs
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sar wesvar an- t hanks Sr I Mur ali bhat t ar

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MANTRAM 24
-4 +l|¤Tl+l B4 9l H &4 ¬¬4l+ 9¬ -·
HŒ ¬4 ¬7l 9H 4 ±FB4 H¹ H¹-+ -v+
nyUnAdhikAnAm sar veshAm Suddhaye bhagavAn pr abhu: |
sankha cakr a gadA padya yukt a: sar veSvar eSvar a: | |
Meaning and commentary: Meaning and commentary:
May t he Sover eign Lor d f r ee us f r om t he er r or s of omissions and commissions
f r om sampr adhAyic, Saast r am-pr escr ibed ways! As Sar vEswar an ador ning t he
Sudar sanam, Paanchaj anyan, KoumEdhaki and t he Lot us pur if y us and t he
Yaj n~am t o be commenced!
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+l¹l4TlFB ¹ Hl+- TP Tl 9 ¹Tl4 ¬·
9¹lt9¹ H-9F4 9¹F4 9¹PltP+-+ --+
nAr AyaNaa: sur eSaana: kar maNaam poor aNaaya cha |
par aAt par eSa r oopasya par asya par amAt mana: | |
Meaning and commentary: Meaning and commentary:
Her e is anot her t r ibut e t o t he
Pa r a mA t h mA , wh o i s
Sar vasmAt h Par an (Super ior t o
ever y t hing and ever y being). He
is Naar AyaNan, t he Lor d of
DevAs ( i mayOr t al ai van/
DevanAt han/ Sur Esan) and as
Yaj vaa, Yaj n~a pat hi and
Yaj n~akr ut h. He Hi msel f
per f or ms t he sacr if ice f or t hose
who ar e unable t o per f or m and
helps t hem t o complet e t he
Yaj n~am as Yaj n~a Vaahanan. He
br ings Poor t hy and per f ect ion t o
t he Vaidhika kar mas and conf er s
poor Nat hvam. The pr ayer is f or
conf er r al of Poor Nat hvam and
sanct it y as Yaj n~a saadhanan.
The Lor d of dEvAs
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MANTRAM 26
9|6Pl+l ¬ |7-4l+l |F¤6l+l 9|¹H &4 ·
9lBl7¬l 9 ¹l7l+l 9lTl¹lTl¾ H &4+ -°+
pr at imAnAm ca divyAnAm st hit AnAm par iSuddhaye |
pr AsAdagopur AdI nAm pr AkAr aaNaancha Suddhaye | |

Sr ir anga gopur am and vimAnam
Meaning and Commentary: Meaning and Commentary:
Her e t he par isuddhi of t he Dhivya Pr at himaas (divine icons) ador ning t he
gopur ams and t he consecr at ed images as well as t he Par isuddhi of t he
Pr AkAr ams t hr ough which t he Lor d is car r ied out dur ing t he pr ocessions.
Pr AsAda-par a mant hr am is incor por at ed in t he VimAnams and gOpur ams at t he
t ime of Sampr OkshaNam.
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|4¬l - T|¹!4PlTF4 4l¬F¤l+F4 H &4 ·
4l¬l 9T¹Tl+l¾ H &4 4l¬TP TlP+ -÷+
vibho: kar ishyamaaNasya yAgast hAnasya Suddhaye |
yaagopakar aNaanccha Suddhaye yAgakar maNaam | |
Meaning: Meaning:
Oh Lor d! We invoke Your blessings f or t he par isuddhi of t he Yaj n~am t o be
commenced, t he dif f er ent act ivit ies at t he Yaagasaalaa, t he Yaagasaalaa it self
and t he ut ensils used in t his Yaj n~am.

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¹l¬l =+97F4l|9 |4¬l - ¬ ×|+4l|B+lP ·
4Tl +l ¤lOTl7l+l 6¬7l~P4l|B+lP + -°+
r Aj n~o j anapadasyApi vibho: kshet r avAsinAm |
var NaanAm br ahamaNaadeenAm t at at h aaSr amavAsinAm | |
Meaning and commentary: Meaning and commentary:
Her e is a pr ayer f or t he par isuddhi of t he f our var Naas (Br ahmaNa,
Kshat hr iya, Vaisya and Soodhr a var Nams) and t he dif f er ent Aasr amams
(Br ahmachar ya, Gr uhast ha, Vaanapr at ha and SanyAsa Aasr amams). Pr ayer f or
Par isuddhi is ext ended t o t he King, his Cit izens and t he r esident s of t he
KshEt hr am, wher e t he Ut hsavam is conduct ed.

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4 7HlNl¬P¬l+l ¤6F¤l+l H ¬l|¤ +lP ·
9¾Tl¬|4|¤¬l+l 9l¾¹l×6ltP+lP + -°+
vedaSast r aagamaj n~AnAm vr at asTAnAm SubhAr t hinAm |
pancakAlavidhij n~AnAm pAncar At r a- t At manAm | |
Meaning and Commentary: Meaning and Commentary:
I n t his slOkam, t he pr ayer f or par isuddhi is f or t he scholar s in t he VedAs,
Saast hr As and t he AagamAs, t he Yaj amAnAs ador ning r akshA bhandham and
t hose who seek auspiciousness t hr ough t he per f or mance of t his ut hsavam
(Yaj n~am). Par isuddhi is also sought f or t he anusht At hAs of Panchakaala
Pr akr iya (r it es t o be per f or med in t he f ive divisions of t he day st ar t ing wit h
abhigamanam and concluding wit h yOgam). Par isuddhi is par t icular ly beseeched
f or t hose wit h out hsukyam (f ondness and j oy) f or Paanchar At hr a Aagamam
(Bhagavat h Saast hr am).

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Hl¬l4 7 |HTl7l+l +|t4=l 9|¹¬l|¹TlP ·
4 !T4l+l |4H 9 T 9¹× |r6 |P¬76lP + °¤+
AcAr ya desikAdI nAm r t vij Am par icAr iNaam |
vaishNavAnAm viSeshaNa par at r a hit amicchat Am | |
Meaning and Commentary: Meaning and Commentary:
Par isuddhi (sanct it y) and auspiciousness sought her e f or t he AchAr yAs and
DesikEndhr ALs, t he r t hviks and t he par ichAr akAs, at t ending VaishNavAs and
par t icular ly t hose wishing t he well being of ot her s (Par aspar a hit haishiNAm
Suddhi:).
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9 ×|P×T¬×lTl 7lBl7l+l ¬4lP|9·
F4|F6¹F6 |H4 ¬lF6 Hl|-6¹F6 9 +- 9 +-+ °°+
put r a mit r a kaLat r aaNaam dAsAdI nAm gavAmapi |
svast ir ast u Sivam ca ast u Saant ir ast u puna: puna: | |
Meaning and commentary: Meaning and commentary:
May t her e be auspiciousness and MangaLam f or t he pr ogeny, f r iends, wives,
ser vant s, t he cows! May t her e be peace again and again! This mant r am and t he
subsequent ones ar e like t he Svast hi mant r ams as t he VaasudEva PuNyAha
Vachanam is r acing t owar ds it s conclusion.

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H|4ÞP|+H ¬lF6 7l¤ Pl4 !4 PF6 4 ·
BPl|r6P+¾lF6 B¹97¾l ¬¹l ¬¹P + °-+
avighnam aniSam caaast u deer ghamAyusham ast hu vai |
samAhit a- mana: caast u samapadaScOt t ar ot t ar am | |
Meaning and Commentary: Meaning and Commentary:
May t her e never be any int er r upt ion t o t he ut hsava kar mas! May t hose who
par t icipat e have long lives! May t hey have composed mind and unif ied pur pose
t o conclude t his ut hsavam and it s Aagamaa-or dained kr iyaas!
May t heir pr osper it y (Kaimkar ya sampat h / Kaimkar ya Sr I ) gr ow f ur t her and
f ur t her !

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4 !T4l ¬¬4T±l- 8tBPl|r6 ¬ 6B-·
9Tl|-6+l PrltPl+- B4 ¬l¬46l ¬Pl-+ °°+
vaishNavA bhagavat - bhakt A: hr ut samAhit a cet asa: |
yekAnt ino mahAt mAna: sar ve bhAgavat ot t amA: | |


svast hi vachanam- t hanks Sr I Mur ali bhat t ar
Meaning and Commentary: Meaning and Commentary:
Svast hi vachanams ar e ut t er ed f or t he well being of t he assembled
VaishNavAs, Bhakt hAs, Bhagavat hAs, Yogis, YekAnt his, Par amaikAnt his and all
Bhagavat hOt t hamAs.
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(9T4P ) ¬- F4|F6 ¬4- F4|F6 B 4- F4|F6 ¬ 4 Pr-·
=+- F4|F6 69- F4|F6 Bt4 F4|F6 6¤l |P|6+ °v+
(pr aNavam) bhu: svast i bhuva: svast i suva: svast i ca vai maha: |
j ana: svast i t apa: svast i sat yam svast i t at hOmit i | |
Meaning and commentaries: Meaning and commentaries:
Pr ANAyAma VyAhr ut hi mant r as ar e invoked her e f or conf er r ing all r ound
auspiciousness. I n t he Vedic way of Pr ANAyAmam, t he VyAhr ut hi mant r as ar e
r ecit ed dur ing t he Kumbaka per iod of r espir at ion. The mant r as r esonat e t o t he
waves of t he mind. They also have impact on t he maj or and minor chakr as in
t he body. The chakr as absor b t he ener gy and keep t he mind and body f it and
well. The seven chakr as act ivat ed by t he 7 vyAhr ut hi mant r ams (BhU:, Bhuva:,
Suva:, Maha:, J ana:, Tapa:, and Sat yam) ar e t he MoolAdhAr a, SvAdhisht Ana,
MaNipur a, AnAhat ha, Visuddha, Aj n~A and Sahar Ar a. Pr ANAyAmam it self is a
pur if icat or y r it e t hat maint ains t he healt h of t he endocr ine Glands. Svast hi is
sought f or t he mind and body t hr ough t he ut t er ance of t hese seven
vyAhr ut his. This ext r aor dinar y slOkam/ pr ayer st ar t s and ends wit h Pr aNavam
in conf or mit y wit h t he sampr adhAyam of Vedic r ecit at ions.
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96t9 '4lr P |²7 |4!Tl 4l ¬l|7TP B ·
96-P-×=¬ ¹ 4 9l ¬T H |& 6¬46 + °-+
Yet at - puNyAha muddisTam vishNor yagAdikar masu |
yet at mant r aj alair Eva pr okshaNam Suddhir ucyat e | |
Meaning and commentary: Meaning and commentary:
The Phalan of t he VaasudEva PuNyAha vachanam r ecit at ion is summed up her e.
I n t he Yaaga Kar maas associat ed wit h VishNu (Br ahmOt hsavam,
Pavit hr Ot hsavam, Mahaa Sampr OkshaNam et c.), t he pur if icat ion of t he
Yaagam r elat ed f ield, adhikAr is and ut ensils ar e achieved t hr ough t he
spr inkling of t his consecr at ed wat er on t hem.

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MANTRAM 36
Bl 7H +97T + T ¬l Ht¤7¬ ¬ 6-·
9l ¬4 6 T… ¹¬B|¬¬ - 4× 4× ¬ ¹l P |6-+ °°+
saudar Sana shaDar Nena kUr c- aaSvat t ha- dalair - gur u: |
pr Okshayet kumbha- salilai: yat r a yat r a gur or mat i: | |
Meaning and commentary: Meaning and commentary:
Her e t he pr oper way t o per f or m t he spr inkling of
t he consecr at ed wat er f r om t he Kumbham is
indicat ed. Gur u is t he opposit e of laghu (light ). I t
is suggest ed t hat t he pr OkshaNam (spr inkling)
on t he obj ect s, places and t he assembled
ghOsht i be gener ous wit h t he help of Mango and
Ar asu leaves and Koor cham. st hAnAni and
Sudar sana Shadakshar i Mant r am r ecit at ion
should accompany such sampr OkshaNam dur ing t he end st age of t he PuNyAhA
vachanam r it es.
Sr i VaasudEva PuNyAha Vachanam includes t he pur if icat or y r it es on a gr and
scale and invokes t he anugr aham f r om Bhagavaan t o His vyUha, upavyUha,
Vibhava Moor t hys, 33 dEvAs, Rishis, Yogi s, Par amaikAnt his and a host of ot her
auspicious ent it ies. I t point s out t he mant r ams f or pr OkshaNam and t he
pr ocedur es f or consecr at ion in a maj est ic manner .
(Pr aNavam) namO VaasudEvAya,

Daasan, Oppiliappan KOil Var adAchAr i SaThakOpan