Kalyan: I do daily trikal sandiya vandan and for the last 10 days i have also done one lakh (ten thousand per day) japam of ‘Om Nama Sivaya’. Now, on the day of lunar eclipse (10-Dec-2011); I would like to do japam, but not very sure if I should do gayatri, as I have undergone a formal thread cermony during my earlier age or should i purse and continue ‘Om Nama Sivaya’, which is not formally thought by a guru upadesha. Please clarify! Thanks and your question answer
section is very helpful thanks for that once again!
Swami Ram Swarup: he matter of trikaal sandhya is not mentioned in vedas, so I cannot throw light over it, please. Vedas tell us only to do worship of Formless, Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. You may do jaap of name of God-Om which is mentioned by God Himself in Vedas. You are also advised to read some of my Vedic books, if you desire. List of books is appended below-
List of books is appended below, please —–
S. No. NAMES OF BOOK COST PAGES
1. PATANJAL YOG DARSHAN PT I 131.00 332
2. PATANJAL YOG DARSHAN PT II 200.00 295
3. VEDIC PRAVACHAN SANGRAH 120.00 118
4. VEDIC SATSANG SANGRAH PT II 12.00 29
5. MANAV DHARAM SHIKSHA 21.00 88
6. ATMIK UDGAR 51.00 42
7. DIL SE DIL KI BAAT 21.00 20
8 YAJ KARAM SARVSHRESHTH ISHWAR POOJA 65.00 132
9. BRAHAMCHARYA DUKH NIVARAK
DIVYA MANNI 100.00 173
10. MRITYU EK KATU SATYA 20.00 63
11. BHAJAN KIRTAN 40.00 64
12. SHRIMADBHAGWAD GEETA
EK VEDIC RAHSYA (CHAP. 1-6) 400.00 739
13. SHRIMADBHAGWAD GEETA
EK VEDIC RAHSYA (CHAP. 7-12) 400.00 594
14. SANDHYA MANTRA 25 33
15. VEDIC PRAVACHAN SANGRAH PT II 100.00 124
(IN HINDI 1-15)
16. VEDANTA & ETERNAL VEDAS’
PHILOSOPHY PT I 31.00 77
17. VEDANTA AND ETERNAL VEDAS’
PHILOSOPHY PT II 20.00 92
18. YOGA A DIVINE VEDAS PHILOSOPHY 65.00 123
19. VEDAS A DIVINE LIGHT 80.00 190
20. PROTECT THE HOLY COW, SAY VEDAS 40.00 58
21. VEDAS A DIVINE LIGHT PT. II 121.00 279
22. VEDAS A DIVINE LIGHT PT. III 100.00 126
23. VEDAS A DIVINE LIGHT PT. IV 100.00 153
24. VEDAS A DIVINE LIGHT PT. V 140.00 104
(IN ENGLISH 16-24)
25. SANT VANNI CASSETTES (PT 1-8) 35.00 EACH
26. BHAJ GOVINDAM CASSETTE 35.00
27. VCDS VEDOIN KEE CHHAWON TALE PT1&2 50.00 EACH
28. ISHWAR KEE AWAZ SUNO (ACD) 36.00
29. SAB MEIN VYAPAK JYOTI EK (ACD) 36.00
30. SANT VANNI PT. 1-4 (ACD) 35.00 EACH
31. VALMIKI RAMAYAN (ACD) 36.00
32. ISHWAR BIN SUKH NAHIN (ACD) 36.00
33.SARVAVYAPAK ISHWAR MAHIMA SUNO(ACD) 36.00
34. SAB GOBIND HAI (ACD) 45.00
35. AMRIT VANNI VED 36.00
I am sure, you will get immense vedic knowledge therein. The books will enable you to know the real, eternal and everlasting worship of Almighty God, which our ancient and present Rishi-MUnis had/have been doing.
Ashtabhuja: What is agni-hotra? How it is performed? What is the perfect time for agni-hotra? Please explain in detail in “hindi” if possible. Thanking you.
Swami Ram Swarup: In this connection my article- Agnihotra is first performed under the guidance of learned acharya of vedas. I’ve Audio CD (in Hindi) of how to perform hawan which can be sent to you, if you desire. I’ve also written a book “Yajyen Karma Sarvashreshtha Ishwar Pooja” in Hindi worth Rs. 65 /- excluding postal charges. The book can be sent to you on receipt of your postal address, if you desire. Agnihotra is performed in morning after sunrise and in evening before sunset.
How to do havan
Please sit in the morning to perform havan. Havan must be in sunlight then it is more beneficial. Then half a bowl of fresh water with a tablespoon must be with you with small twigs especially of mango tree if possible, havan samagri, ghee, camphor and match box must be there with you. Please sit on sukh asan on four times folded blanket and blanket must be on mat.
Sukh asan i.e., sit on duly folded feet in comfortable position. Then first close your eyes and concentrate between two eyebrows and chant Gayatri mantra three times within heart and not by mouth. Then open your eyes.
Take one spoon of water in right palm. Chant this mantra, OM AMRITO UPASTRANMASI SWAHA and drink the water which you have put in your palm. Then again take the spoon of water in right palm then chant the next mantra, OM AMRITA APIDHANMASI SWAHA, and drink the water. Then again take the water in right palm and chant the mantra, OM SATYAM YASHAH SHRI MAYI SHRI SHRAYTAAM SWAHA, and drink the water. Then wash the right palm while sitting, with the same water kept in bowl.
Then put the twigs into havan kund with one piece of camphor and burn it. During this process chant the Gayatri mantra again and again till such time the fire is lighted sufficiently. Then chant the Gayatri mantra and at the last add the word Swaha and offer ghee with tablespoon, quantity equivalent to 4 to 5 drops. And if you are alone then also offer in fire pinch of havan samagri from your right hand’s finger and thumb avoiding forefinger. So this offering may be of 11 times, 21 times or 51 times as the time suits. It is the simplest way and I have not quoted the complete method of Yajna. The havan with Ved mantras are always offered as the best worship of God only please. Do havan daily and both times.
Anonymous: Param pujaya Guruji, our charan sparsh & dandawat pranam at your pious feet. Guruji, hope you will be fine. With your blessings we are also fine. After coming from Ved Mandir, we have bought all 21 herbs which is to be mixed in havan samagri as per Vedas as mentioned in your book. So we are doing havan with this samagri and it gives us to pleasure to follow this. Hereby I would like to seek your advice please. In fact this we have already discussed with you in brief. This we will discuss when we come to Ved Mandir soon. (more details provided).
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you all, my son. Your views are really highly appreciated and pious deed been done by your whole family will be protecting you always.
Rest of the vedic views of living here will sure be discussed on your next arrival. You know, python coils itself around sandal wood tree but its poison does not effect the sandalwood tree. A tapasvi/aspirant has to live like that why do we became victim of surroundings? Because we pay our attention towards them, otherwise there is no problem. When we’ll pray to God about the justice in matter of the lady, the matter will become silent, one day automatically.
By that time, one adult member of the house may accompany the children while going out to play, if possible. Because society committee is not involved to bear your problem, so they damn care. In future, if any member of committee faces this problem as you face at present, definitely they’ll take action. So, avoid frictions but pleasantly educate your loving daughters (my daughters as well) to forgive and forget the anger of lady etc.
Rest will be discussed on your arrival slowly and steadily. When you’ll control your senses, then no problem will arise in your mind. I’ve kept all your views in mind and will be discussed on your arrival, here.
Again, my blessings to you all, my son.