The Ananga Trayodasi Vratam ||117||
1Brahma said: -O Vyasa, the vow of Ananga-Trayodasi falls on the thirteenth day of the moon’s increase in the month of Margasirsha; and the god Siva should be worshipped on the day with the offerings of Dhustura flowers and toothbrushes of Mallika twigs.
2The votary shall live on honey on the day of the worship in the month of Pousha and make offerings of a variety of confectionaries to the god of love, and worship the god Yogesvara (Siva) with Bilba leaves, tooth-brushes of Kadamba twigs, sandal-paste and Suskulis (Pitris and Kacouris).
3The god Natesvara should be worshipped with Kunda flowers; and strings of pearls and offerings of Purikas and of Plaksa twigs as toothbrushes should be made to him.
4The god Viregvara should be worshipped with Maruvaka flowers in the month of Phalguna and offerings of sugar, pot herbs and Mardas should be made to him, O holy sage, together with the twigs of a Cuta tree as toothbrushes.
5The votary shall take nothing but camphor on the day of worship in the month of Caitra, when the Surupa manifestation of the god shall be propitiated with the offerings of Sushkulis and toothbrushes of Vata twigs.
6In the month of Vaisaka, the god Sambhu should be worshipped with the offerings of Modakas and Asoka flowers and confections made of treacle as well as tooth-brushes of Audumbara twigs, and’ nutmeg should be dedicated to him by reciting the Mantra which reads as. “Obeisance to Maharupa.”
7The god Pradyumna should be worshipped with Campaka flowers in the month of Jyeshtha; and toothbrushes of Bilba twigs should be offered to him.
8The votary shall take nothing but cloves on the day of the Puja in the month of Asada and worship the god with the flowers of Apamarga. Toothbrushes of Agaru twigs should be offeree to the god by reciting the Mantra which runs as Om, Obeisance to the god Uma-bhadra.
9The god should be worshipped with the offerings of Karavira flowers clarified burner and cushions in the month of Sravana, and tooth brushes of Karavira twigs should be dedicated to him with the repetition of the Mantra which reads a “Om, Obeisance to the mace-bearing god who is without any origin.”
10-12In the month of Bhadrapada the god should be worshipped with the offerings of Vakula flowers, cakes and tooth-brushes of Madhavi twigs which should be dedicated to him by reciting the Mantra which runs as, “Obeisance to the god who is the source of perpetual genesis,” The Suradhipa (the lord of the celestials) manifestation of the god, should be worshipped in the month of when offerings of Campaka flowers, Modakas, and tooth-brushes of catechu twigs should be dedicated to him. The god Rudra should be worshipped in the month of Karttika with the offerings of toothbrushes of Vadari twigs. At the year’s end, the Puja should be closed with the offerings of milk, pot herbs and lotus flowers to the deity.
13The votary who has been living a life of strict continence from a few days before the date of the worship, shall worship the image of the god of love on a golden throne with the offerings of flowers, perfums, etc.; and a thousand oblations of Vrihi and sesame seeds should be cast into the sacrifical fire in his honour.
14The votary shall pass the night in songs and festivities and again worship the god on the morrow, making gifts of bed, cushions, umbrellas, should, clothes and me tal-utensils tiled with seeds, to the Brahmanas.
15After that, he shall feed the cows and the Brahmanas and think himself as a man who has accomplished the ends of his life. The vow should be thus practised for a year, after which it should be closed. The Vratam under discussion is called Ananga-Trayodasi, a due performance of which is rewarded with health, opulence, a beautiful wife and the blessings of paternity.