Introduction – According to the ancient belief, Lord Vishnu took avatar from the womb of devaki in the form of krishna on the midnight of rohini nakshatra on eighth day of krishnapaksh of bhadrapad month to kill the evil people on the planet earth. Janmashtmi is celebrated as a birthday of lord krishna in the form of fast and festival. Anyone who does janmashtamipujan or fast with full devotion and faith to fulfil all the wishes and desires and salvation can be attained. Krishna janmashtmi festival is celebration with full zeal and enthusiasm by smarta and vaishnava cult or devotees. Smarta cult or devotees celebrate this festival on rising moon of eighth day in rohini nakshatra. Vaishnava devotees celebrate this festival when moon is the full rise on eighth day or full rise of moon in rohini nakshatra. This festival is meant as to fulfil all the desires and increase the devotional state.
Reasons for doing Janmashtmipujan – By doing Janmashtami pujan, the bad deeds done by a person are destroyed and all the wishes are fulfilled and also get salvation. This festival is done with faith, devotion and homage.
Muhurata of Janmashtami pujan – De facto everyone does janmashtamipujan in bhdrapad month in krishna paksha on the eighth day of rohini nakshatra. Everyone celebrate this festival for fulfilling some goal or achievement, but specific pujan and mantra chanting,paathas or homam are done and proper procedure is provided by us with full directions.
Benefits of Janmashtami Pujan –
Pujan done on the day of Janmashtami provides knowledge, intelligence and education.
On janmashtami By doing lord krishna’spujan sadness, worries are discarded off and life becomes successful, happiness and prosperity.
By doing Janmashtami pujan salvation is attained and at the end of time or death one gets the abode of the lord.
Janmashtami has special sidhamuhurata and all mantra sadhana done on this day are highly beneficial.
How is the pujan performed
Pujan is done according to the method prescribed by Vedic methods is performed by our Vedic acharyas, which result in getting all the wishes fulfilled of a person.
Vedic Pujan process
1 – Mangalacharan or prayer for success – First of all to begin the pujan all gurus, god – goddesses, family deity, ancestors etc are worshipped which is performed for the well-being.
2 – Sankalp or declaration of purpose – Sankalp is a major part of pujan, by this hosts name, surname or gotra, varna and time etc position are mentioned, pujan’s goal and a person’s wishes are declared and are perfected.
4 – Swastivachan or religious rite – Wish for the well-being, Vedic mantras are pronounced.
5 – GaneshaPujan – For pujan circle and for uninterrupted homam, Lord ganesha’spujan invoking is done, with lord ganesha’s blessings pujan and homam’s full benefit is bestowed on the host.
6 – Kalash Pujan or water pot pujan – In every pujan and homam Kalash pujan has a special importance. Kalash pujan is symbol of completion of happiness and prosperity along-with homam.
7 – Panchangpeethpujan or pujan of five deitypujan – After ganesha’spujanpanchangpujan is performed. In panchangpujanpeeth brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh pujan and mother goddess pujan is done.
8 – Punyahvachan or wishing of auspicious day – Punyahvachan meaning good deed promise. In pujan and homam to get all the benefits, good deed promise prayers are performed for host.
9 – Navgrahpujan – Navgreh meaning nine planets (Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu, Ketu) are invited, invoked and pujan is done so that bad planetary affects are discarded and good effects of planets are attained via prayer.
10 – Dikpala, lokpala and kshetrapala or guardians, people guardians and place guardians – According to the Vedic tradition 4 direction, 4 sub- directions, sky, hell and place’s deity are invited to for pujan and invocation for non-hindering is done.
11 – Main deity or all prosperous pujan – In this pujan, homam’s main deity is invited, invoked and pujan is done.
12 – Mantra chanting – After pujan, mantra chanting is done.
13 – Homam – To complete the mantra and pujan, 10th part of homam is done by mantra chanting.
14 – Aarti or Ritual or puja – For lord’s happiness aarti ritual is done.
15 – Tarpan and Marjan or saturation and purification – By doing tarpan and marjan, mistakes performed dosha’s by ignorance are silenced off.
16 – Brahman Bhoja or priests food – After the finishing of pujan and homam, priests are invited and food is offered with full devotion and deliverance, this also comes under pujan process to get the good deed affects.
17 – Prasad or food presented to an idol or deity – In the end, to get all the wishes and deeds fulfilled, priests and acharyas provides blessings and prasad is sent.
18 – Video’s Convenience – By video and audio calls, you can get connected to pujan process, full pujan done for you is made available via email and even sent on your WhatsApp number.