shriimate raamaanujaaya namaH |
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gaayatrii japaH

Updated for 2016 (Aug 19th)



1.AchamanaM Do it two times

achyutaaya namaH
anantaaya namaH
govindaaya namaH

Take little water on your right palm and swallow it uttering the above mantra(don't sip the water). Wash the palm with water, wipe the lips with the clean palm, wash the palm again

With right hand fingers as described below touch the various parts of the body.
keshavaaya namaH (thumb to touch right cheek)
naaraayaNaaya namaH (thumb to touch left cheek)
maadhavaaya namaH (ring finger to touch right eye)
govindaaya namaH (ring finger to touch left eye)
vishhNave namaH (index finger to touch right side nose)
madhusuudanaaya namaH (index finger to touch left side nose)
trivikramaaya namaH (little finger to touch right ear)
vaamanaaya namaH (little finger to touch left ear)
shriidharaaya namaH (middle finger to touch right shoulder)
hR^ishhiikeshaaya namaH (middle finger to touch left shoulder)
padmanaabhaaya namaH (four fingers to touch navel and the chest)
daamodaraaya namaH (four fingers to touch head)

2.praaNaayaama .Do it three times

oM bhuuH. oM bhuvaH. oM suvaH. oM mahaH.
oM janaH. oM tapaH. o{gm.h} satyam.h .
oM tatsaviturvareNyaM .
bhargodevasya dhiimahi.
dhiyo yo naH prachodayaat.h .
omaapo jyotiraso.amR^itaM brahma bhuurbhuvassuvarom.h ..

3.guru paraMparaa dyaanaM

asmad.h gurubhyo namaH
asmad.h parama gurubhyo namaH
asmad.h sarva gurubhyo namaH

shriimate aadivaNshaThakopa yatiindra mahaa deshikaaya namaH

shrImaan.h ve~NkaTa naathaaryaH kavitaarkika kesarI.
vedaantaachaarya varyo me sannidhattaaM sadaa hR^idi..

gurubhyas.h tad.h gurubhyashcha namo vaaka madhiimahe.
vR^iNiimahe cha tatraadyau daMpati jagataaM pati..

svasheShabhuutena mayaa sviiyaiH sarva parichchhadaiH.
vidhaatuM priitmaatmaanaM devaH prakramate svayam.h..

shuklaambaradharaM vishhNuM shashivarNaM chatur bhujat.hM .
prasanna vadanaM dhyaayet.hsarva vighnopashaantaye ..

yasya dvirada vaktraadyaaH paarishhadyaaH parashshataM.
vighnaM nighnanti satataM vishhvaksenaM tamaashraye ..

4.saN^kalpaM
 With the palms together in the saN^kalpa posture

asya shrii bhagavato mahaa puruShasya shrii viShNoH aaj~naa pravartamaanasya adya brahmaNaH dvitiiya paraardhe shrii
shveta varaaha kalpe vaivasvata manvantare kaliyuge prathama paade jambuudviipe bhaarata varShe bharata khaNDe shakaabde meroH daxiNe paarshve asmin.h vartamaanaanaaM vyavahaarikaaNaaM prabhavaadiinaaM shaShTi saMvatsaraaNaaM madhye

Durmukhi naama saMvatsare
DhakshiNaayane
varsha R^itau
simma maase
krishNa paxe
Prathamaayaam shubhatithau
bhrughu  vaasara
sadabhishak  naxatra yuktaayaaM shrii viShNu yoga shrii viShNu karaNa shubha yoga shubha karaNa evaMguNa
visheShaNa vishiShTaayaaM asyaaM prathamaayaaM shubhatithau shrii bhagavadaaj~naa shriiman.h naaraayaNa
priityarthaM mithyaadhiita praayashchittaarthaM aShTottara sahasra sa~Nkhyayaa gaayatrii mahaa mantra japaM kariShye.

5.saatvikatyaagaM .
With the palms together in praNaama (Namaste) posture

oM bhagavaaneva mithyaadhiita praayashchittaarthaM gaayatrii maha mantra japaakyaM karma svasmai svapriitaye svayameva kaarayati..

Now like sandhya vandanam, do the Gayatri japa vidhi

oM praNavasya R^ishhi brahmaa touch the head
devii gaayatrii chhandaH touch the nose
paramaatmaa devataa touch the chest

oM bhuuraadi sapta vyaahR^itiinaaM atri bhR^igu kutsa vasishhTha
gautama kaashyapa aaN^girasa R^ishhayaH                                                              touch the head
gaayatrii ushhNik.h anushhTup bR^ihatii paN^ti tR^ishhTup jagatyaH chhandaa{gm}si touch the nose
agni vaayu arka vaagiisha varuNa indra vishvedevaaH devataaH                                 touch the chest

saavitryaa R^ishhiH vishvaamitraH                  touch the head
deviigaayatrii chhandaH                                  touch the nose
savitaa devataa                                              touch the chest

gaayatrii shiraso brahma R^ishhiH              touch the head
anushhTup chhandaH                                 touch the nose
paramaatmaa devataa                                 touch the chest

sarveshhaaM praaNaayaame viniyogaH
(perform aatma aavaahanam and fold the palms again in praNaama/namaste posture)

muktaavidruma hemaniila dhavaLachchhaayaiH mukhaistriikshaNaiH
yuktaamindukalaa nibaddhamakuTaaM tatvaartha varNaatmikaaM |
gaayatriiM varadaabhayaaM kushakashaM shubhraM kapaalaM guNaM
shaN^khaM chakramathaaravindayugaLaM hastairvahantiiM bhaje ||

(meditate on the form of gaayatrii devi)

omaapo jyotiraso.amR^itaM brahma bhuurbhuvassuvarom.h

(while chanting the above mantra perform aatma parishuddhi with the two palms by gently touching from head to toe)

arkamaNDala madhyasthaM suuryakoTisamaprabham.h |
brahmaadi sevya paadaabjaM naumibrahma ramaasakham.h ||

(meditate on gaayatrii devi)

praaNaanaayamya 3 times

oM bhuuH oM bhuvaH oM suvaH oM mahaH
oM bhuuH oM bhuvaH oM suvaH oM mahaH
oM bhuuH oM bhuvaH oM suvaH oM mahaH

 gaayatrii aavaahanam

aayaatu ityanuvaakasya vaamadeva R^ishhiH touch the head
anushhTup.h chhandaH touch the nose
gaayatrii devataa hR^idaya athavaa touch the chest

gaayatrii aavaahane viniyogaH

(hold the palms together in praNaama/namaste posture)

aayaatu varadaa devii aksharaM brahma sammitam |
gaayatriiM chhandasaaM maatedaM brahma jushhasvanaH |
ojosi sahosi balamasi bhraajosi devaanaaM dhaama naamaasi
vishvamasi vishvaayuH sarvamasi sarvaayuH abhibhuuroM
gaayatriiM aavaahayaami ( aatma aavaahanam)
saavitriiM aavaahayaami ( aatma aavaahanam)
sarasvatiiM aavaahayaami ( aatma aavaahanam)

praatardhyaayaami gaayatriiM ravimaNDala madhyagaam.h |
R^igvedamuchchaarayantiiM raktavarNaaM kumaarikaam.h |
akshamaalaakaraaM brahmadaivatyaaM haMsavaahanaam.h ||

saavitryaa R^ishhiH vishvaamitraH                     touch the head
deviigaayatrii chhandaH                                     touch the nose
savitaa devataa                                                 touch the chest

(hold the palms together in praNaama/namaste posture)

yodevo savitaasmaakaM dhiyo dharmaadi gocharaaH |
prerayet.h tasya yadbhargaH tadvareNyamupaasmahe ||

aaditya maNDaledhyaayet.h paramaatmaanamavyayam.h |
vishhNuM chaturbhujaM ratnakunDalair.h maNDitaaN^ganam.h ||

sarvaratna samaayukta sarvaabharaNa bhuushhitaam.h |
evaM dhyaatvaa japennityaM mantramashhTottaraM shatam.h ||

gaayatrii japaH

Do the japam for 1008 times as per the sankalpam

oM | bhuurbhuvassuvaH |
tatsaviturvareNiyaM |
bhargodevasya dhiimahi |
dhiyo yonaH prachodayaat.h ||
oM | bhuurbhuvassuvaH |

 gaayatrii upasthaanam.h

aachamanam

oM bhuurbhuvassuvaH  Sprinkle water on the floor where the japam was made

praaNaayaamaH
oM bhuuH oM bhuvaH oM suvaH oM mahaH

saN^kalpaH

shrii bhagavadaaGYayaa shriimannaaraayaNa priityarthaM gaayatryudvaasanaM karishhye

uttama ityanuvaakasya vaamadeva R^ishhiH         touch the head
anushhTup.h chhandaH                                     touch the nose
gaayatrii devataa                                              touch the chest
gaayatrii udvaasane viniyogaH
(Perform the udvaasana mudra with the palms stand up and hold the palms in praNaama/namaste posture)

uttame shikhare devii bhuumyaaM parvata muurdhani |
braahmaNebhyo hyanuGYaanaM gachchhadevi yathaa sukham.h ||

praNamya (saashhTaaN^ga praNaama) abhivaadayet.h

(Fill in the appropriate R^ishhi pravaram and other details in the blanks below.)
abhivaadaye (.........) (..........) (.........) .......
(.........) R^ishheya pravaraanvita
(...........)gotraH
(...........) suutraH
(..............) shaakhaadhyaayii
shrii (..............) sharmaanaamaahaM asmibhoH||
 

aachamanam

achyutaaya namaH anantaaya namaH govindaaya namaH

saatvika tyaagaH

oM bhagavaaneva mithyaadhiita praayashchittaarthaM gaayatrii maha mantra japaakyaM karma svasmai svapriitaye svayameva kaaritavaan.h

Recite the following slokas

shriiraN^ga maN^gaLanidhiM karuNaanivaasam.h
shriiveN^kaTaadri shikharaalaya kaalamegham.h |
shriihastishaila shikharojvala paarijaatam.h
shriishaM namaami shirasaa yadushaila diipam.h ||

kaayenavaachaa manasendriyairvaa buddhyaa.a.atmanaa vaa prakR^iteH svabhaavaat.h |
karomi yadyatsakalaM parasmai shriimannaaraayaNaayeti samarpayaami ||

sarvaM shriikR^ishhNaarpaNamastu
iti gaayatrii japaH.

Now Go to PerumaL Room and prostrate 4 times,then prostrate to your parents and take their blessings


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Reference:Sri Vaishnava Dinacharya. All the errors are mine due to his poor understanding.Please send your comments and typos etc to rmvenkat@yahoo.com