Pancha Smskaaram = The five daily routines of a Srivaishnava: (1) The Mudra of Conch & Wheel (Shanka Chakram) to be sealed by the Acharya in a devotees shoulders; (2) Applying of Oordhva Pundareekam ( 12 Nama with Sreechoornam to be applied in the body; (2) Dasya Namam as named by the Acharya; (4) Taking the Guru Mantra as taught by the Acharrya and (5) learning and getting the needed qualifications from the Acharya to perform the Daily Thiruvaradhanam.
Out of the pancha samskarams, the Samasrayanam (and Bharanyasam) can only be done by a Jeer or Sects Guru. While doing so, they guide you through the proceedures and give you a detailed routine prayer part alongwith Gurus Thanian. Once done, the rest above comes within this Samskaras.
However, the entire Srivaishnavam practices and the rituals to be followed is listed in a costliest book named "Srivaishnava Sadhaachaara NirNaya, authored by the present Ahobila Mutt Jeer. This book lists the entire anushtana procedures together with many useful tips and guides. It is plublished in Tamil/Devanagari scripts. Copies can be had from Sri Nrusimha Priya office, No.30, Venkatesa Agraharam, Mylapore, Chennai 600 004 OR at Sri Ahobila Math, 8, Arathi Nagar, Selayur Post, Chennai 600 056. The price is Rs.500/- per copy.
- You must login to post comments
Please login first to submit.