Description of the Nava-Vyuha form of worship ||11||
1I will now describe the mode of adorning the nine Vyuhas as narrated unto Kasyapa. Having drawn up the vital breath through the head one should place it in the sky through the navel.
2Then with the mantram Ram he should consume the body identical with the up-going vital air. And he should destroy all with the mantram Yam.
3With the mantram Lam he should overflood the entire world mobile and immobile. Then with the mantram Vam he should meditate on ambrosia.
4Thereupon by Dhyana (meditation) he should think of the four-armed deity, clad in a yellow raiment, in the middle of the bubble, as well as of his bathing.
5He should next perform the three-fold Mantranyasa ceremony of the fingers and body.
6After the recitation of this mantram, with one composed of twelve letters, he should make assignment of six limbs so that Hari himself might appear there.
7-8Beginning with the thumb of the right hand he should assign the middle finger to the petal. Having assigned the two Bilas in the middle he should assign them to the other limbs viz, heart, head, the crown of the head where lies the tuft of hair, mouth, eyes, belly, back, arms, hands, thighs and feet. Having converted the hand into the shape of a lotus he should place the thumb in the middle.
9And there he should meditate on the Lord of all, the great undecaying Principle. Then in order he should assign all the other mantrams to fore and other fingers.
10He should then in order make assignment of the head, eyes, mouth, throat, heart, navel, buttock, thighs and feet.
11Having assigned the mantrams of six limbs or parts to the palms he should assign others to the body. He should assign the five mantrams to the five fingers beginning with the thumb and ending with the youngest.
12-13He should assign the mantram of the eye to the hand and then make assignment of other limbs. Having assigned heart to the heart he should assign head to the head, Sikha (tuft of hair) to the Sikha and amulet to the entire body. Eyes should be assigned to the eyes and the weapon to the two hands.
14-15Having bound all the quarters with the weapon to the two hands. Having bound all the quarters with the weapon he should commence the rite of adoration. First of all, with a controlled mind he should meditate on Yogapitha (the seat of yoga) in his heart, and in due order on religion, knowledge. Assign iniquity etc. to the north-east and east.
16The body, free of all these sins, should be then converted into Pitha (seat). He should afterwards assign Ananta.
17-18Having meditated first, by means of the Vedas etc. on learning, the eight quarters of a hundred petals covered with filaments he should meditate on Mandala identical with the sun, moon and fire and then think of the deity on one above the other.
19He should then perform the assignment of eight energies of Kesava stationed in the east and of the ninth in the pericarp.
20Having thus meditated on and adored the Yogapitha, he should invoke the lord, thereof, Hari, the hider of Samga bow and assign him there.
21-22He should assign heart etc. to the lotuses of the four quarters, east etc., the eye in the middle mantrams of Sankarshana and c. to the east and other quarters and Vinata’s son to the eastern and western doors and the discus Sudarshana of a thousand rays to the southern gate.
23-24He should assign Sri to the south, Lakshmi to the north, the club to the northern gate and the conch-shell to the comers. An intelligent worshipper should place the Saniga bow either on the right or on the left of the deity.
25Similarly conch-shell and discus should be placed on both the sides. According to the distinction of their respective quarters all the guardian deities thereof should be assigned.
26In the same way the various weapons, such as thunderbolt etc., should be assigned. He should meditate on Brahma upwards and Ananta downwards.
27Having meditated on the adored them all he should display Mudra , Anjali (the folding of palms) is the first Mudra which speedily secures the favour of the deity.
28Vandani the next when it is placed on the breast with the right hand raised half-way up. Urdhvangushtha (thumb raised up) is formed by the clasping of the fist on the left hand with the thumb of the right hand.
29In this the thumb of the left hand should be raised up. These are the three ordinary forms arranged according to the difference of the forms of the idols.
30With the intertwining of the youngest finger eight Mudras are formed in order. These should be formed with the recitation of the first eight mantrams.
31With the thumb the three successive fingers ending with the youngest should be bent. Then the two hands should be bent. This is the Mudra of Narasimha (man-lion).
32Having raised up the left hand he should whirl it. This is the Mudra approved of Varaha (the boar-form).
33Having raised up the two fists he should straighten the fingers of the one and then bend all of them. This Mudra is called Anga.
34Having intertwined in order two fists the Mudras for the ten guardian deities of the quarters should be formed.
35The first vowel, the second, the last but one and the last should be in order assigned to Vasudeva, Bala, Kama and Aniruddha.
36“Om, Tatsat, Hum, Kshroum, Bhuhi” and the mantrams for Narayanaa, Brahma, Vishnu, the man-lion and Boar forms.
37White, red, green, violet, blue, dark-blue, crimson, cloud-colour, fire-colour, honeycolour and twany colour are the nine names.
38-39Kam, Tam, Pam, Sam, Garutman, Jam, Kham, Bam, Sudarsana. Kham, Cham, Pham, Sham, the club. Vam, Lam, Mam, Ksham, conch shell. Gham, Dham, Yam, Bham, Hain, Sri. Gam, Jam, Dam, Yam, Sam, nourishment. Dham, Yam, the garland of the forest flowers. Dam, Sam, is for the mystric mark Srivatsa.
40Cham, Dam, Pam, Yam is for the jewel Koustava. He should then say “I am Ananta”. These are the ten limbs of the Lord of gods.
41Garuda is smoke-coloured. The club is white. Pushti (nourishment) is of the colour of a Sirisha flower. Lakshmi is the gold-hued.
42The conch-shell is effulgent like the full moon. Srivatsa is of the colour of a Kunda flower.
43-44The garland is f five colours. Ananta is of the colour of is cloud. All the weapons described before are of the lightnings. According to the light of the science of the lotus-eyed deity one should offer Arghya, Padya (water for washing feet) etc.