Anusthan can be started in any month. Panchmi, Ekadshi,
Poornmasi are considered auspicious days to begin. The attributes
of Durga, Saraswati and Lakshyami are prominent on Panchami,
Ekadashi and Pooranmasi respectively. There is no bar of Shukla
or Krishna paksha, although Shukla-paksha is considered more
During Anusthan, Gayatri should be invoked before starting and
reverently bidden to leave at the end of worship daily. In this process,
sentiments and prayer play the key role. The presence of divine, kindhearted,
affectionate Universal Mother Gayatri should be invoked
by praying in Sanskrit or in one’s own mother tongue. It should be
believed that accepting the prayer, the Mother has been kind enough
to appear. At the time of Visarjan (leaving), the divine all powerful
Mother should be prayed to in Sanskrit or in one’s own language to
kindly leave and it should be believed that, accepting the prayer, She
There is reference in several books that Yagya (offering in sacrificial
fire) of one-tenth of total amount of Jap and Tarpan of one-tenth of
Yagya should be performed and one-tenth proportion of Tarpan
should be devoted to feeding Brahmans. But this rule applies to
Anusthan done by Tantrik method only. In Anushtan performed
according to the way of Vedik Yog system Tarpan is not necessary.
But at the end of Anusthan, Yagya of at least 108 Ahuti offerings in
sacrificial fire has to be performed although more can be done if it is
convenient. Similarly, at least three Brahmans should be fed. No limit
has been prescribed for offering money in charity. It may be done
according to Sadhak’s resources and faith.
In Nirakar worship Bhagwati Gayatri should be installed as Shakti
on an altar decorated with beautiful flowers. In Sakar worship a beautiful
picture or image of Bhagwati may be installed on such an altar
decorated with flowers. Some Sadhaks invoke Bhagwati in the spark
of incense-stick or in the pointed flame of the lighted lamp kept on the
altar and feel the presence of their adorable Deity. At the time of
Visarjan, the idol/picture should be made to sleep and should be
removed and immersed in some river, tank or holy place. Half-burnt
incense-sticks or wick of the lamp should be extinguished and should
also be immersed along with the flowers. Half-burnt wick should not
be used the next day.
Five articles have mainly been considered esential and auspicious in
Gayatri worship. Incense should be burnt, lamp should be lighted,
naivedya (sweet offering) should be offered, sandal-wood paste
should be applied and rice should be scattered. If Gayatri has been
installed in the form of a lighted lamp, a water pot should be kept as
fifth article of worship.
The Sadhak should sit in the morning on clean, ground on a carpet of
Kush, facing the East, and keep a pot of water close by. The lamp
should remain lighted and incense should burn throughout the Jap. If
the lamp is extinguished, it should be relighted by placing a new wick
in it. The Ghrit remaining in the lamp can be used again.
Jap should be started immediately after installation and worship of
Gayatri on the altar. This should be the daily routine. Mind should be
steady and full of devotion during Jap. Whenever it goes astray, it
should be reined in, brought under control and concentration practised.
By this method power of concentration will develop day by
The system of completing Jap of 1,25,000 Mantras in forty days is
in vogue since ancient times. But a weak person or those who are not
habituated by earlier practice may complete it within two months. The number of daily Jap of twenty rosaries or malas (of 108 Mantras
each) should be done daily. To facilitate counting of rosaries or malas,
small tablets of chalk clay wetted with Ganga water should be kept at
one place. Jap should be closed when all the tablets are collected at
the other end. There are no chances of error if such a system is adopted.
The Mantra of invoking the Gayatri is as follows :-
Aayatu varde devi trakshare brahmavadini |
Gayatri chhandsaam maat brahmayone namostute ||
The Mantra of Visarjan is as under :-
Uttame shikhare devi, boomyaam parvatmoordhani |
Braahmanebhyohyanujyaatam gachchhdevi yathasukham ||
At the end of Anusthan, Yagya should be performed, money should be offered in charity and Brahmbhoj done according to one’s resources.
For Brahmbhoj only such Brahmans are invited who are real Brahmans and are devoted to God. Money given in charity or
food served to undeserving persons goes waste.
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