Wishing you all a very happy Diwali & Prosperous Vira Nirvana Samvat 2545.
Method of Devdarshan
While entering the gate of the temple, one should utter in loud voice: -
‘OM JAI JAI JAI, NIHSAHI NIHSAHI NIHSAHI’ ‘NAMOSTU NAMOSTU NAMOSTU’
After standing before the idol of True Divine, you should pronounce with folded hands-
“NAMO ARIHANTANAM , NAMO SIDDHANAM , NAMO AYERIYANAM , NAMO UVAJJHAYANAM , NAMO LOE SAVVA SAHUNAM.”
Thereafter you should circle the altar with idol three times & place the rice with your right hand keeping the thumb inside of the fist, in front of the idol as follows:-
First in the centre, secondly on the top, thirdly on the right of the centre, fourthly just below the centre & finally to the left of the centre, while pronouncing ARHANT, SIDDH, ACHARYA, UPADHYAYA, SARVASADHU respectively. Thus placing the rice five times-
In front of the scriptures, uttering Prathmam, Karnam, Charnam and Dravyam Namh, place the rice four times serially as-‘1 2 3 4’.
In front of the saints, uttering “SAMYAK DARSHAN, SAMYAKGYAN, SAMYAK CHARITRA” place the rice three times `1 2 3’.
Thereafter fold your hands & pray the following:-
HEY BHAGWAN NAITRADWYA MERE,
SAFAL HUYE HAY AAJ AHO.
TAV CHARNAMBUJ KAA DARSHAN KAR,
JANMA SAFAL HAY AAJ AHO.
HEY TRIBHUVAN KE NATH! AAP KEY,
DARSHAN SE MALUM HOTA.
YAH SANSAR JALADHI CHULLU JAL,
SAM HO GAYA AHO AISA.(1)
ARHATSIDDHACHARYA AU PATHAK SADHU MAHAN,
PANCH PARAM GURU KO NAMU BHAV BHAV MEIN SUKHDAN (2)
Thereafter you should place your forehead on the floor and bow with respect.
Meaning of the verse:- Oh Lord ! my both eyes are fruitful after seeing your feet today and even my life is successful. Oh Lord of the three Universe!
after looking at you it is presumed that my endless span of worldy life which was like an ocean, has become smaller like a handful of water.
I bow to ARHANT, SIDDH, ACHARYA, UPADHYAYA & SADHU, who provide happiness and peace in our lives one after the other. Mantra to take Gandhodak (The holy water of the anointment of Bhagwan)-
NIRMAL SE NIRMAL ATI, AGH NASHAK SUKHSEER. VANDU JIN ABHISHEK KRIT, YAH GANDHODAK NEER.
Q1) How should you do Devdarshan?
Q2) How many times rice is placed before God?
Q3) Tell the meaning of the verse-Hey Tribhuvan....?