Eternal Sound Of Veda

Blossoms of my heart dance in delight,
Eyes of mine glad in devine
When I use to hear on twilight,
The eternal sound of veda by bramhacharins.

Young bramchacharin reciting the sounds ,
filling my ears with melodic bliss,
recharging me , healing my wounds  .
Let my  cosmos chant  its my wish .

Chants of veda in archetype * and ectype * manner
recitied by pupils and achArya ,
fixed by sages of past  in same genre.
May this unbroken chain remains continues.

Sri Rudram , durga suktam and chants of ArUna flag* ,
pseudo recitation of nambothiri guys.
samaganas of JaminEyas and  Kauthumas , let me to glad,
reminds me the glory of immersed Suns rays .


* prakriti patha i.e. pada , samhita , krama
* vikriti patha i.e. danda, dhwaja, rekha, shikha, mala,jata , ghana etc
* Arun ketu i.e. 1 prapathaka of taittriya aranyaka

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Dhumra Ganapati- Ganapati of Dhumavati lore

In north Indian trantric tradition each mahavidya is  assigned  by a form of  ganpati.
With each of 10 mahAvidya one or more ganpati is associated .For example Bagalamukhi – Haridra ganpati, Matangi – nritya ganpati ( matang ganpati )
In case of Dhumavati , Dhumra ganpati is assigned i.e. Dhumra ganpati is ganpati of Dhumavati mahavidya.

He is described as gloomy, old, wearing dirty white clothes. Having a garland of human skull with a smokey complexion.Having four hands in which he holds skull cup(kapAla) , danda (stick), Damru ( hand drum ) and varamudra ( fruit giving gesture ).

He is to be worshipped before dhumavati in somya and shanti karma.( mostly by dakshinachAra , shAbar vidhi )
In ugra karma ( in case of very emergency and less time he is also worshipped but by means of aghorAchar, vAmAchara only) even ganapati is not worshiped.
RishI of dhumra ganapati mantra is aghora and dhumra ganapati is devata with yajusha chhanda.
Dhumra ganapati mantra is of 11 latters with couple of  dhumavati beeja instead of omkara.
There are also some shabar and aghora  mantras  belonging to him in which aghora mantra is most powerful and rapid fruit giver.
Most of dhumavati sadhaka recites shabar dhumra ganapati mantra 21 times before the actual dhumavati mantra sadhana for removal of obstacles. This form of ganapati is worshipped by the vAmamArga using 5 M’s for destruction of enemy .
He also can be worshipped by dakshinachara  for destruction of karmic layers, grahadoshA  and removal of obstacles.
I’m not giving the mantra due to secrecy of mantra and sampradaya.

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Atharvan Ganpati Suktam

Apart from the famous ganpati atharva shIrsha,atharvans also posses sukta dedicated  to ganpati from samhita portion.(A.S. 1.18.1-4 )
RishI for the ganapati sukta is dravinodA ( the one who is giver of wealth or the one who is granted wealth by lord ).This is only sukta by dravinodA rishI found in Saunaka samhita.
Deity of the sukta is vinAyaka ( in case of samputa by vakratUnda mantra deity is vakratUnda ganapati. )
Chhandas are described in viniyoga portion.
( dravinodA rishI || vinAyaka devatA || brahatI , jagatI , tristup , anushtup ChhandA)



The one who is red in colour  with a large stomach and moving ears,  sitting in padmAsan on a padmA  having three eyes and four arms holding pAsha , ankusha , abhaya and vara mudrA is to be meditate .


( I am giving the sukta in picture format due to reason of vedic svara and ease in saving picture. Below is it’s translation in English with devanAgari  transliteration )

निर् लक्ष्म्यं ललाम्यं निर् अरातिं सुवामसि । अथ या भद्रा तानि नः प्रजाया अरातिं नयामसि ।।1।।
We the worshippers remove the marks of ill fortune and by gress  of lord ( vinAyaka ) accepts the sign of fortune and wealth.

निर् अरणिं सविता साविषक् पदोर् निर् हस्तयोर् वरुणो मित्रो अर्यमा ।
निर् अस्मभ्यम् अनुमती रराणा प्रेमां देवा असाविषुः सौभगाय ।।2।।

Oh savitA ( Ganapati  described as savita” the creater” ) , varUna ( Ganapati described as “destroyer of sins “), aryamA ( sun in form of Ganapati as caretaker ) please remove the inauspicious signs and ill luck from our body parts( from tip of fingure to foot ) .Oh anumatI  ( siddhi and bhuddhi described )the motivater please remove the the obstacles and fulfill our wishes.
Rishi indirectly using qualitative names pray to ganapati and his shaktis .

यत् त आत्मनि तन्वां घोरम् अस्ति यद् वा केशेषु प्रतिचक्षणे वा ।
सर्वं तद् वाचाप हन्मो वयं देवस् त्वा सविता सूदयतु ।।3।।

Thou oh man ,by the power of lord ( vinayaka ) and mantra ,we remove the ill signs from your body, soul, hairs, eyes.Let Ganapati ( described as savita” the creater” ) inspire us. ( in good deeds )

रिश्यपदीं वृषदतीं गोषेधां विधमाम् उत ।
विलीढ्ह्यं ललाम्यं ता अस्मन् नाशयामसि ।।4।|

We remove by mantrabala the inauspicious signs of femal body having foot like dear , ox like teeth, posture of walking like cow ( vashA not genral cow ) , use of abusive words from oh femel thou.

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