Once, Nampillai (An Acharyan in Guru Parampara) was learning Sri Bhasyam with Namjeeyar (His Acharyan who is also in Guru Parampara). During that time, the Prasadam for Perumal was ready to offer. Namjeeyar told Nampillai to do the Tiruvaradhanam (Pooja) for Perumal.
Nampillai replied that he don’t know Thiruvardhanam procedures. Namje…eyar reverted to him “I only know Salagrama Thiruvaradhanam. You can pronounce Second Phrase of Dvayam (SriMathe Narayanaya) and clean Perumal Tiruvadi and then do offer the Prasad to Perumal” .
Nampillai once again doubted,” When Sriman Narayanan is manifested in all Archai Forms, how to offer Prasad to only one Archai ?” . Namjeeyar replied back,” Add ‘Sarva Mangala Vigrahanya’ (Manifested in all forms of vigrahams) in between the First phrase and Second Phrase of Dvayam and then perform the offerings and complete the Pooja”.
In this incident, we are able to infer clearly that our Acharyas always refer and utter Dvayam for any worship during poojas.
First do perform Thirumanjanam for Salagrama
Next.. Dvaya Mantra First Phrase “Sriman Narayana Charanam Charanow Prabhathey: “
Next Text to add: ‘Sarva Mangala Vigrahanya’
Then, Dvaya Mantra Second Phrase “Srimathe Narayanaya Namaha: “
Now utter the First Phrase – Text to add – Second Phrase and do the Tiruvadi Pooja and then Offer the Prasadam to Perumal.
See how Simple is Namjeeyar has shown us the Pooja Procedure.
There is no need for explaining about Thiruvardhanam (Pooja) for those who know about Salagrama Thiruvardhanam.
But before Thiruvardhanam please remember one thing:
“Aradhanam’ means Deep Love. Hence do not perform Aradhanam for namesake. Considering Salagrama and other Pooja Deities as same as our beloved Friend or Father or Son, perform the Pooja. Open your heart and speak to the deity. Preferably Perform Pooja in the Language Known to you. Sure that your house will become Temple and your Pooja room will attain Sanctity.
Soon in the coming chapters, we shall understand in detail, about the Thiruvardhanam procedures for both the section of Vaishnavas and also for those non Vaishnava Sections of the Society.
Dhyana Sloga about Salagrama:
“Thulyap prabham Thappana Kotti Praphaja
Chakra Kowmodhagi Thara Virajitha Pani Padmam !
Lakshmi Mahi Sahitha Matha Vichitra Bhodam
Narayanam KapilaVacha Samasrayami”
(I pray and meditate, The LORD Sriman Narayana, who has manifested himself with Sri Mahalakshmi and his all Five Weapons inside a small and scared form of Creature)
Salagrama Moola Manthra:
“Om Namo Bhagavathey Vishnavey Sri Salagrama
Nivasiney – Sarva Bheesta Bhalapradhaya
Sakala Thuridha Nivarine Salagrama Swahah..! “
(I Pray the the LORD Sriman Mahavishnu, who is residing inside the Salagrama which Provides all wishes , Full Fills all desires, Quickly remedial to all our prayers)
Those who wants to learn about Thiruvardhanam, please note the above two slogas by heart them.