Swaminarayan Maha Poojan

 

Instructions

Fasting is preferred. The Poojan to be done while facing East, North-East or North. No leather wallet, belt or leather wrist watch should be worn. Quietness is preferred. Please keep all cellphones switched off or on vibration mode.

 

List of Items (Please contact if any of the items cannot be found)

  • 2 Bajoth (Decorative Wood Stool), 2 Copper Kalash, Red silk or Velvet clothe (2’ x 4’)

  • 3 Steel dish, 6 small steel bowls, 2 steel spoons, one bigger Steel Bowl to remove extra water

  • 15 Sopari (Betelnut), 12 Nagarvel (Paan) leaves, 1 Lb. Rice, ½ Lb. whole wheat

  • Abil-Gulal-Kumkum-Chandan-Haldi-Sindoor, Nadachhadi (Moli or Kalawa), 2 Janoi

  • Water, Panchamrut, Ghee-Gol, Sheero, 5 Fruits, Dry Fruit Prasad, 2 Coconuts

  • Akhand Deep (Diya), 2 Deep, Aarti (5 Deep), Incense sticks, Karpur (Camphor), Match Box, Ghee (Clarified Butter) for Diya

  • Ganesh-Shiv-Surya-Ambika-Laxmi-Narayan Idols (Priest can bring if you don’t have any of these)

  • Loose Flowers, 1050 Tulsi, Durwa grass, Banana leaves (Only if you can manage)

  • Clothe Napkin, Paper Napkins, 3 Dollar bills, 8 Quarter coins

 

Sequence

  • Beginning

  • Panchayatan Poojan

  • Ganesh Poojan

  • Punyahvaachan (Kalash/Varun Poojan)

  • Maruti Poojan

  • Swaminarayan Maha Poojan

  • Panch Varan Poojan

  • Conclusion of Swaminarayan Poojan

  • Thal (offering Prasad)

  • Aarti and Conclusion

Dakshina charges to perform Swaminarayan Maha Poojan is $351.00