UDAK SHAANTI PUJA
Udak Shaanti Puja is ideal for those seeking auspicious results regarding children, peace at home, better career prospects and for growth and success in all spheres of one’s life etc. Water is mainly used in the Udak Shaanti Puja. Water is used in all Vedic Karmas, Achaman, and Sandhyavandana rituals. The water of river Ganga is always considered sacred and can be used directly without infusion for the purpose of purification of materials and objects.
Purna means completion and the significance is that the endeavour undertaken must be successfully completed. It is a main part of all Hindu rituals. It is used in Graha Pravesh, weddings and all auspicious functions. When used for Pujas, a red thread is tied around the pitcher in beautiful, intricate, geometrical patterns. Very often the deity is invoked in the Purnakumbha. During Pujas, Mantras are chanted which charge the water with divine power and the water is used for “Abhishek” or as Prasadam to the devotees.
The pot symbolizes Mother Earth; water is the life-giver, the green leaves stand for life and coconut, is the divine consciousness. The water symbolizes the primordial water from which the entire creation emerged. It is the divine essence and gives life to all. It is the soul filled with love and compassion, abundance and hospitality. Creation is represented by the leaves and coconut is the symbol of God-head. It is done in Udak Shaanti procedure as well.
During the Puja, various Mantras are recited which charges the water in the Kalash. The water in the pot absorbs energy waves of the Mantras and then transmits them into the environment. These energy waves are transmitted because of the Jal Tattva (water element) and Akash Tattva (ether element), which have been charged with Mantras.
Description of Udak Shaanti Puja
After Ganesh Pooja, a Kalash filled with Ganga water is prepared with mango leaves and coconut. Varuna and other Gods are invoked into the Kalash. Mantras from Yajurveda and other Vedas are recited.
These Mantras are very powerful and can purify the minds and the surrounding environment. The term Udak Shaanti; means bestowing peace through water.
This charged water is now Tirtha Jal and can be partaken as the blessings of God. This Tirtha is said to activate the five Pranas, viz Prana, Apana, Vyana, Udana and Samana. This energized water purifies the Pranamaya Kosha (the energy sheath), thereby it stills the mind of the individual. This water is utilized for the Abhishek of Deities and given to the devotees as Prasadam. Udak Shaanti Pooja is ideal for anyone seeking auspicious results in their endeavours.
Description: Brahma, Som and Indra Sthapan, Gauri-Ganesh Sthapan, Punyavachan, Chaturth Veda Mantra Paath, Rudrashthadhyayi Sampurn Paath, Vishnu Sahastranaam and Shaanti Paath.
Number of Pundit/s: 4.
Duration of this Puja: 3-4 Hrs.
Prasadam: The Yajmaan will receive a bottle of the holy water (Tirtha) along-with Gomutra for cleansing the house and surroundings, a Rudraksha Japmala and a video recording covering the most important parts of the Puja and Prasad from the Puja.