om namo brhmahye namah......
THE ETERNAL AND EVERGREEN
CONTINUITY & GRATEFULNESS
GLORY, MAJESTY, MIGHT AND POWER
OF WORSHIPPING PITRUO
veD has prescribed acknowledgement of
the continuity of our relationship and welfare with our pitruo
(ancestors) who are aadi-devo, pitru-devo
and our family lineage pitruo
sanak-muni, the mind born son of brahmaa-dev
explains in naarad puraan slok 1.25.83-84, 85 to 90 the mahimaa,
meaning, the glory, majesty and power of SRaaDH`DH
"In reality, vishnu-dev (in the naam
(name) and ruup (form) of
has been worshipped by those who worship pitruo.
If the ishvar (Lord) of the universe is pleased, the devo
and devio are also
pleased. (ishvar of the universe is
It is sanaatan (eternal) hari-self
(= brhmah-self) who manifests as pitruo,
devo and devio, gandharva, apsaraa,
yaKSsha, siddha and human beings.
The person who performs SRaaDH`DH and
who partakes of it - everyone (of these persons) is vishnu-dev
who is the sanaatan (eternal) ishvar
(Lord) from whom the entire universe including the mobile and immobile
beings has originated.
Whatever exists, whatever does not exist, the visible and the
invisible - everything should be known as identical with vishnu-dev
(brhmah). There is nothing else other than that.
vishnu-dev (= brhmah)
is the being that supports the universe;
vishnu-dev (= brhmah) is the aatmaa
of all living beings;
vishnu-dev (= brhmah) comprises
all beings in the self (brhmah-self);
vishnu-dev (= brhmah) is
unchanging and incomparable prakruti
vishnu-dev (= brhmah) is the ishvar
who partakes the havya (oblations
given in yagna to devo)
kavya (oblations given to pitruo).
= brhmah) is the only ishvar who can be called para-brhmah
(supreme brhmah who is nirgun
brhmah and who is unmanifested). The
sanaatan (eternal) vishnu-dev
does everything by self and makes everyone do so.
Thus, the excellent procedure of SshraaDdh
vidhi has been narrated to you. paap
(sins) of those who perform SshraaDdh with
perish instantaneously and the pitruo
are delighted and his progeny flourishes."
(SRii chmpklaal Daajibhaai miisTRii,
the compiler of the above GNaan, convey pranaam to
our guru Dr. G. V. Tagore from whose
English translation of the sanskrit naarad puraan we have been
blessed with the above knowledge of how SshraaDdh
offering to our pitruo for the bhaagya (fortune) of acquiring all the prosperity,
growth and glory in life ......the above slok is expanded with explanatory prose to
make our learning and understanding easier...also explanatory prose in included
in brackets to give backgrounder ved knowledge to provide supplementary explanation
for increasing the depth of our knowledge of life sciences.....).
.......om brhmah namah....
....our guru brhmah..
.....om tat sat....om shaanti shaanti....
Posted: September 2002