Mukti Naga Temple

INDEBTED

His Holiness Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar

Daily Routine in a Spiritual way

According to the scriptures, each man is indebted in three ways. Our ancient sages have described the means of being free from these three debts. One must not try to avoid or run away from these debts. If a man dies with the debt over his head,, then he will have to clear those debts in his next birth. Therefore a man must clear all these three debts, which are as under.

1. PITRARINA - (Indebtedness towards the Ancestors)

2. RISHIRINA - (Indebtedness towards the Rishi (Sages)

3. DEVA RINA - (Indebtedness towards Deities & God)

1. PITRARINA - A man is fortunate to have a virtuous son, because being a virtuous soul he would perform all the pitrakarma (Shraadh) - offering of water, food, etc. to the Brahmanas. TARPANA - Libation of water to the deceased ancestors, Brahmana-Bhoja - Feeding the Brahmins).

2. RISHI RINA - By doing Tarpana to the Rishis daily, one gets free from the debts, which Rishis have on us.

3. DEVA RINA - By doing worship of the deities we get liberated from DEVA RINA.

The same thing has been said by Sage AASHVAKAAYAN in the following way

ATHOCCHA TE GRIHASTHASYA NITYAKARMA YATHAVIDHI YATKRITVAANRINYAMAAPNOTI DAIVAAT PAITTRAYAACCH MAANUSHAAT O

The Nitya Karma of a man is being explained as in the scriptures, by performing which, a man is liberated from the RINA (Debts) which he has towards DEVA, RISHI and PITRA.

"JAAYAMAANO VAI BRAHMANAS TRIBHIRRINVAA JAAYATE"

According to the above shloka which has been derived from TAITIRIYA UPANISHAD means that As soon as a man takes birth, he carries three Rinas over his Head. To get liberated from these three Rina (Debts) performing the NITYA KARMA has claimed to be it's remedy.

There are Six Karmas in the NITYA KARMA

SANDHYAA SNAANAM JAPASHCHAIVA DEVATAANAAMCHA POOJANAM | VAISHVADEVAM TATHATITHYAM SHAT KARMAANI DINE DINE ||

(A man should take bath SNAAN, perform SANDHYAA (worship in the evening), Japa (Chanting of Mantras) Devapoojan (Worship of Deities), BALIVAISHVADEVA (repenting atonement for such petty sins which are committed daily and are unavoidable, like we kill infinite number of germs while cooking,walking, cleaning the house etc. There are six Karma to be performed daily.

DUTIES (KRITYA) TO BE PERFORMED BEFORE HAVING A BATH IN THE MORNING

The scriptures have explained some compulsory duties, which must be performed. Each GRIHASTHA (a householder) should perform these NITYA KARMA. According to the rules given in the scriptures, only after that he is fit to be called a SHAT-KARMA ADHIKAARI (or performer of six duties.)

GETTING UP IN THE BRAMAMUHURTA

A man must get up one and a half hour before Sun Rise. There are many disadvantages of not awaking in that time, described in the scriptures like

BRAAHME MUROORTE YAA NIDRAA SAA PUNYAKSHAYAKAARINEEM,

TAAM KAROTI DVIJO MOHAAT PAADKRICCHRENSHUDHYATI.

(A sleep during the time of Brahmamuhurta destroys all the virtues, One who sleeps during this time commits a sin, which can be atoned (PRAYASCHIT) by performing PAADAKRICCHA (There is no need for atonement in the case of a sick man or a man who had been performing KEERTANA the previous night.)

KARAAVALOKAN (SEEING THE PALMS)

As soon as one wakes up in the morning, during the Brahmamuhurta period, the first thing he must do is to watch the palms of Both his hands, and say the following SHLOKA.

KARAAGRE VASATE LAKSHAMIH KARMADHYA SARSWATI, KARMOOLE STHITO BRAHMAA PRABHAATE KARDARSHANAM

(Laxmi dwells in the foremost part of the palm, Saraswati in the middle part of the palm, At the Base of the palm resides Brahma, One must see his palms everyday.)

By doing this act no matter how misfortunate a man is, his fortune will change for good because the palms where Laxmi, Saraswati and Brahma dwells, how can that man be unfortunate? According to Palmistry, great importance have been attributed to the Lines of the palm. The Palmist, not only give the details of Man's life from the time of his birth till his death, but he can also give details about his previous births and forthcoming births.

So seeing the palms of the hand in the morning not only begins a good day for us but also it turns the bad lines into good lines. Therefore one must say the given Shloka while seeing the palms.

BHOOMI VANDANA (SALUTATION TO MOTHER EARTH)

After getting up from the Bed and before keeping your feet down on the Bhoomi (Mother Earth) one should do salutations to Bhoomi and also beg for pardon for the helplessness of putting your feet on her, by saying this shloka.