Shashti Abda Poorthi is done on completion of 60 years of lifespan. In an individuals life, the completion of sixty years is referred to as Shastipoorthi. It is the best time in a person's life to advance towards spirituality. By this time a person is contented from the material world and is ready to move further. This puja is done to invoke the blessings of the divine to pave the way ahead for the realisation of higher self.
The sixtieth year in everyone's life is a significant milestone. A memorable turning point. A touching reminder of the rich, mellowed life that would unfold in the years to come. The sages and the Rishis of lore have acknowledged the sanctity of the sixtieth year in ones life and have drawn out elaborate rituals to mark this special event. The celebration at this point of life is a sacred part of the hallowed Vedic culture. The rituals carved out as part of Shanti are also referred to as Ugraradha Shanti. Ugraradha is nothing but the harsh natured time. In a hundred-year time scale of mans life, pre-sixty is a period of materialistic pursuit while the post sixty span is slated for spiritual endeavor. The Ugraradha Shanti is a prayer sent to the heavens to make the post sixty span a spiritually fulfilling experience.
Puja service includes: Kalash, Sthapana, Ganpati Smaran, Sankalpa, Vishesh Sankalpa, Invocation of all deities, relevant puja (as listed below), Havan, Aarti, Pushpanjali.
This puja can be performed in three ways (they are listed below priority wise):
Mrit Sanjeevani Mantra chants & Havan – 51,000 chants
(The 51,000 chants of MritSanjeevani mantra is equal to 200,000 chants of Mahamritunjaya mantra. Mrit Sanjeevani is the complete and long version of Mahamrityunjaya mantra). No. of priests: 8 ; Days: 3
- Mahamrityunjaya mantra chants & Havan– 125,000 chants : No. of priests: 11 ; Days: 5
- Satchandi Puja and Havan – 100 chants of Durga Saptashati ; No. of priests: 11 ; Days: 9
Eshwar Bhakti priests will perform your Puja as per the Vedic procedure. Please mention your birth details (name, date, time, and place of birth), & Sankalp (your wish) at checkout. This is an individual Puja (you may book puja only on your name or include your near/dear ones in your puja).
The puja DVD will be sent free of charge. An hour-long DVD will have the main elements of your puja: Sankalpa, Abhishek or invocation mantras, presiding deity mantra chants, Homa and Aarti.
Performing your puja ritual with love and utmost care is our motto. We perform only Individual Personalized rituals. No group rituals. Here are the key steps to help you understand the process:
You add a ritual to your shopping cart, after reading the benefits and based on your concerns.
At the time of booking your ritual(s), you are asked to provide your "Name, birth details, Sankalpa and instructions" on the shopping cart page. You can also mention your Gotra, Nakshatra and Rashi details there (if you know).
Immediately after the receipt of your order, we start identifying the most auspicious date and time to perform the ritual.
An email is sent to you within 12 hours of order confirmation, which would comprise:
1. Date on which your puja would be performed.
2. Complete timings and duration of your ritual.
3. Sankalpa time: When you can call and take the Sankalpa with the priest.
4. Phone number to call for Sankalpa.
5. Mantra and meditation instructions to follow at your end.
6. Deitary precautions on the day of your puja.
7. List of some easy to get items, to take the Sankalpa (optional).
You can also email us your photo, at email@example.com, to keep during the performance of the puja (optional).
On the scheduled day and time, you can call us for the Sankalpa (optional). You will be guided to take the Sankalpa.
Immediately after the successful completion of your ritual, an email is sent with photos/videos of the ritual.
In case of rituals lasting over several days, you will receive daily update via email/sms/whatsapp (as applicable).
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