“With me, the residue of himself, with his own dharma and attributes, the God himself has seated to make himself delighted.” “Clean or unclean, or also gone to all states, who may remember the lotus-eyed one, he (shall be) externally and internally clean” .Him who wears the white garment… Whose elephant-face and other…
( samkalpaM )
srI govinda govinda! In this auspicious tiThI (I shall perform) the service ordered by srIbhagavat, for the sake of the purity of the house, for the sake of the purity of the place, for the sake of the purity of all (ritual) implements, with your approval I shall perform the Announcing of the auspicious day”, having thus declared his intention.
From this bundle of kusha grass I put vishaksena firmly on his rightful place. For the sake of luster, for peace and coming back. “Ohâyi …” (= RV 9.104.2)
(With this song) having taken unhusked grains. Having put the pot on the ritual place. Having decorated ( with perfumes, flowers and unhusked grains. Having put down mango leaf, coconut, and a bundle of kusha grass. (Singing:) “Soma.. ” (close to RV 10.141.)
In this jar I am thinking of varUna – invoking Him. This seat belongs to varUna , hail to varUna ! (I present) the arghya water – water for washing the feet – water for sipping – Since ye are kindly waters … I make Him to bathe. That ritual limb of bathing I present for sipping. For the sake of a garment – for the sake of sacred thread – perfumes – flowers – for the sake of these perfumes, unhusked grains … these unhusked grains (are presented). Om bhuRbhUvaH svaH
The north I fasten to thee with righteousness. Thou art the first layer of ambrosia. To prAna … I present the oblation of molasses – tAmbula – plantain fruit. Thou art the covering of ambrosia. I present the campaka flower – the mantra flower – all (ritual) implements – on the tip of the kusha bundle – you king of trees – the coconut palm. He indeed treasures .. Hail to varUna ! I present all implements. Now in this ritual of Announcing the auspicious day I select you to perform the japa rite in the east – south – west – north – in every direction. Om! With your acceptance I intend to announce the day auspicious. “Om! Iet us be united! We are united with our minds! Let the masters say: ‘Auspicious day!’- ‘Om! Auspicious day!’ Let the masters say: ‘svastI’ to so and so ceremony!’ – ‘ svastI to so and so ceremony!’ which us…, having mumbled thus.'”The King Soma, varUna …”,with varients (= RV 9.104.2) (having thus returned varUna ) to his own place. Having sprinkled the married couple with the water of the auspicious day.
1) STUDIES IN THE GRHYA PRAYOGAS OF THE JAIMINIYA SÃMAVEDA: 3. PRELIMINARY CHAPTERS OF THE JAIMUNISAMAPRAYOGA
By srI Klaus Karttunen