Padhyamala Shloka – 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, and 27-1

In the shlokas 19 thru 27-1, Shri Tikakruthpadacharyaru talks on boothoachatana, asana pooja, and digbandhana.

ಅಧ್ಯಾಸಿತಾಸನೇ ಸ್ವಸ್ಥೋಽಪಕ್ರಾಮಂತ್ವಿತಿ ಪೊರ್ವಕಾನ್
ಮಂತ್ರಾನುದೀರ್ಯ ಭೂತಾನಿ ಮುದ್ರಯಾ ಛೋಟಿಕಾಖ್ಯಯಾ|| 19

ಉತ್ಸಾದ್ಯಸನಮಂತ್ರೇಣ ಪೃಥಿವಿಂ ಪ್ರರ್ಥಯೇತ್ ತತಃ|
ಆಸನೇ ಮಂಡಲೇ ಘ್ಹೇಂದೋಃ ಕೂರ್ಮಸ್ಕಂಧೇಽಹಮಾಸ್ಧತಃ|| 20

ಕಲ್ಪಯಿತ್ವೇತ್ಧಮಾಸೀನೋ ವ್ಯಾಹರೇದ್ಬೊರ್ಹುವಃಸ್ವರೋಂ|
ಅಥಾಸನಮುಪಸ್ಪ್ರುಶ್ಯ ಮಂಡೂಕಾಯ ನಮಸ್ತತಃ||21

ಕೂರ್ಮಾಯಾಥ ವರಾಹಾಯ ಶೇಷಾಯಾಥ ನಮಸ್ತತಃ|
ನಮಃ ಕಾಲಗ್ನಿರುದ್ರಾಯ ವಜ್ರಾಯ ಚ ನಮೋ ನಮಃ|| 22

ಸಾನುಸ್ವಾರಂ ಚಾದಿವರ್ಣಂ ಪ್ರಣವಾದಿಮುದೀರ್ಯ ಚ|
ನಮೋಽಂತಮೈತಿ ಚೈತೇಷು ಷಟ್ಸು ಚೈವ ಜಪೇದ್ಬುಧಃ||23

ಉಕ್ತೇಷು ವಖ್ಶ್ಯಮಾಣೇಷು ಸ್ಥಾನೇಷ್ವನ್ಯೇಷು ಸರ್ವಶಃ|
ಪೂಜಾವಿಧೌ ಚ ದೇವಾನಾಂ ಪಿಠಾವರಣಯೋರ್ವದೇತ್||24

ತತ್ತನ್ನಾಮ ಚತುರ್ಥ್ಯಂತಂ ಪ್ರಣವಾದಿ ನಮೋಽಂತಕಮ್|
ತತೋಽಸ್ತ್ರಾಯ ಫಡಿತ್ಯುಕ್ತ್ವಾದಿಶೋಬದ್ದ್ವೇಷುಮುದ್ರಯಾ||25

ಪ್ರಾಕಾರಾವಸ್ಥಿತಂ ವಹ್ನಿಂ ಧ್ಯಾತ್ವಾ ಮುದ್ರಾಂ ಸುದರ್ಶನೀಮ್|
ದರ್ಶಯೇದದಥ ಚೇಂದ್ರಾದಿದಿಕ್ಷು ಬಧ್ನಾಮಿಚಾಷ್ಟಸು||26

ಪ್ರಾಕಾರಾವಸ್ಥಿತಂ ವಹ್ನಿಂ ಧ್ಯಾತ್ವಾ ಮುದ್ರಾಂ ಸುದರ್ಶನೀಮ್|27-1

adhyAsitAsanE svasthO&pakrAmaMtviti porvakAn
maMtrAnudIrya BUtAni mudrayA COTikAKyayA|| 19

utsAdyasanamaMtrENa pRuthiviM prarthayEt tataH|
AsanE maMDalE GhEMdOH kUrmaskaMdhE&hamAsdhataH||20

kalpayitvEtdhamAsInO vyAharEdborhuvaHsvarOM|
athAsanamupaspruSya maMDUkAya namastataH||21

kUrmAyAtha varAhAya SEShAyAtha namastataH|
namaH kAlagnirudrAya vajrAya cha namO namaH||22

sAnusvAraM chAdivarNaM praNavAdimudIrya cha|
namO&Mtamaiti chaitEShu ShaTsu chaiva japEdbudhaH||23

uktEShu vaKshyamANEShu sthAnEShvanyEShu sarvashaH|
poojAvidhau cha dEvAnAM piThAvaraNayOrvadEt||24

tattannAma chaturthyaMtaM praNavAdi namO&Mtakam|
tatO&strAya PaDityuktvAdishObaddvEShumudrayA||25

prAkArAvasthitaM vahniM dhyAtvA mudrAM sudarshanIm|
darshayEdadatha chEMdrAdidikShu badhnAmichAShTasu||26

namaSchakrAya svAhEti maMtramEnamudIrayEt|27-1

One should prepare the asana, chant the bhoothochatana mantram (apakramanthu ye bootha) and show the chotikamudra and remove the bhoothas (demons) around the pooja room. After this one should chant the asana mantra (Asane Soma Mandle) and sit on it.  And chant “OM BhurBhuvaSuvaha.”

Asanas are main part for Japa, Tapa, Dyana, and Pooja karyas. Asanas are good for our body, and it helps in control and focus our thoughts and Mind. Generally if we sit on the floor, the earthen vibrations are negative in nature and does not help focus. One should not sit on asana made of bamboo, stone, on floor, or wood.

The place where asana should be placed must be firm, neither too high nor too low, and situated in a clean spot.

One should only sit on a Kushaasana (Grass), Krushnanajana (Deer Skin) or Vyagranjana (Tiger Skin).  The deer skin or the tiger skin should be of the dead animals and not that of killed. While sitting on these asanas, one should ensure that no part of his body is touching the earth.

Kusha (grass) is considered purifying and it is also a remarkable insulator, both physically and metaphysically.

Deer Skin: the vibration of the deerskin is neutral and therefore conducive to peace and tranquility. It makes one to focus in the japa. The vibration from the deer skin will improves the gnana (wisdom-knowledge) of one who sits on it for japa.

Tiger Skin: the vibration of the tiger skin is positive and conducive for penance.  The vibration from the deer skin will bring in viragya on one’s thought and it is moksha sadhana.

Kushaasana and krushnanjana are suggested for Grihsata, and Vyagranjana for saints.

One should be aware that one performing pooja or japa without the right asanas, one attains no fruit.

Chotikamudra: One should hold the middle finger and the thumb and make sound.

After wards, one should touch the asana and chant the names of the asana devatas:

ಓಂ ಮಂ ಮಂಡೂಕಾಯ ನಮಃ| ಓಂ ಕುಂ ಕೂರ್ಮಾಯ ನಮಃ| ಓಂ ವಂ ವರಾಹಾಯ ನಮಃ| ಓಂ ಶಂ ಶೇಷಾಯಾ ನಮಃ| ಓಂ ಕಂ ಕಾಲಾಗ್ನಿರುದ್ರಯ ನಮಃ| ಓಂ ವಂ ವಜ್ರಾಯ ನಮಃ |

After this one should chant Astraya phat and using the ishu (arrow) mudra create digbandana  in all directions (eight) & seal (binding the directions to fence out the demons) all the directions. He should think in his mind about the fire situated on the wall. Then reciting the
words namashchakrAyasvAha he should show the sudhaRshanamudhrA all round & seal once again all the eight directions.

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