Elaborate description of the mode of worship the Sridhara manifestation of Vishnu ||30||
1Suta said: -I will describe in full the auspicious adoration of Sridhara. The family of all should be liked at impartially by the learned.
2Om, Sram, salutation unto the heart. Om, Srim, unto the head Svaha. Om Sram, unto the tuft of hair on the head, Vasat. Om Sraim unto the coat of mail, Hum. Om, Sroum, unto the three eyes, Vousat. Om, Srahi unto the weapon, Phat.
3-4aHaving thus shown unto self the various Mudras as Sankha, Cakra, Gada etc. and meditated on self-known as Sridhara, the holder of conch shell, discus and club a worshipper should adore the deity in the mystic diagram Svastika and others.
4bHe should first of all adore the seat of the god of gods, the holder of Sarnga with the following mantram, O Mahadeva. Hear them, O Sankara
5Om, a presiding deity of the seat of Sridhara, come here. am, salutation unto the entire family of the presiding deity of the seat of Acyuta.
6Om salutation unto Dhatri, am salutation unto Vidhtri. Om salutation unto Ganga, am salutation unto Yamuna. Om salutation unto the Adhara Saktis. Om salutation unto the tortoise. Om salutation unto Ananta. Om salutation unto the earth. Om salutation religion. Om salutation unto knowledge. Om salutation unto Vairagya (the spirit of disassociation from the world). Om salutation unto prosperity. Om salutation unto irreligion. Om salutation unto ignorance. Om salutation unto worldiness. Om salutation unto poverty. Om salutation unto Skanda. Om salutation unto Nila. Om salutation unto the lotus. Om salutation unto Vimala. Om salutation unto Utkarsinu. Om salutation unto Jnana. Om salutation unto Kriya. Om salutation unto Yogin, Om salutation unto Putra. Om salutation unto Prarha. am salutation unto Satya. Om salutation unto Isana. Om salutation unto Anugraha.
7Having worshipped them, O Rudra and invoked Hari, greatly wise worshipper should adore him with these mantrams destructive of all sins.
8They are: -Om, Hrim, salutation unto Sridhara, Trailokyamohana and Vishnu.
9Om, salutation unto Sri. Om, Sram salutation unto the heart. Om, Srim, salutation unto the head. Om, Srum, salutation unto Sika (th tuft of hair on the head). Om, Raim, salutation unto the coat of mail. Om, Sroum, salutation unto the three eyes. Om, Srahi, salutation unto the weapon. Om, salutation unto the conch-shell. Om, salutation un o e lotus. Om salutation unto the discus. Om, salutation unto the club. Om, salutation unto
the mistik mark Srivatsa. Om salutation unto gem Koustabha. Om salutation unto the garland of forest flowers. Om salutation unto yellow raiment Om, salutation unto Brahma. Om salutation unto Narada. Om, salutation unto the preceptors. Om, salutation unto Indra. Om, salutation unto Agni. Om, salutation unto Yama. Om, salutation unto Nirrita. Om salutation unto Varnta, Om, salutation unto Vayu. Om, salutation unto
Soma. Om, salutation unto Isana . Om, salutation unto Ananta. Om, salutation unto Brahmana. Om, salutation unto Sattva. Om, salutation unto Rajas. Om, salutation unto Visvaksena.
10Then he should dedicate raiment’s, sacred thread, scent, flowers, incense, lamps and food and then circumambulate the deity.
11Having dedicated them with great mantrams he should recite the mantram. Having recited it one hundred and eight times he should dedicate it.
12-13Then for a moment he should meditate on the deity stationed in his heart, pure like crystal, effulgent like a koti of suns, of a delightful countenance, gentle, adorned with shining earrings, crown, beautiful limbs and a garland of forest flowers.
14A learned worshipper should think of Sridhara in his own form as identical with Para Brahma. With the following hymn he should chant the glories of the great Isvara.
15Salutation unto the deity the abode of Sri. Salutation unto the lord of Sri. Salutation unto Sridhara with the Saniga bow, unto the giver of prosperity.
16Salutation again and again unto the dearest lord of Sri of a quiescent soul, unto Sriman. Salutation unto the abode of Sri mountain, unto him who does us good.
17Salutation again and again unto the mass of spiritual well-being. Salutation again and again unto Srikara, Salutation again and again unto him who is worthy of adoration and being taken refuge with.
18Having thus chanted the hymn, bowed unto him the worshipper should perform the with great reverential faith, attains to the great Visarjana (the life-destroying rite) of the god station of gods.
19O Rudra, I have thus described the adoration of the great Vishnu. He, who does it with great reverential faith, attains to the great station.
20He, who reads this chapter describing the adoration of Vishnu, has all his sins washed off, and attains of the exalted station of Vishnu.