Early morning perform ‘Thiruãrãdhana’ for Bhagavãn, perform Nãma Sankirtana, meditate (‘dhyãna’).

Nama Article 18th December 2011

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

In the Gita, Bhagavãn says, "Amongst the months I AM Mãrgazhi." – 'Mãsãnam Mãrgasheershoham' Mãrgazhi month is said to be an inauspicious one ('peedai mãsam'). Marriages and other auspicious functions are not conducted in this month. When Bhagavãn spells out that amongst the month He is Mãrgazhi, why is this month considered inauspicious? In fact, this should be a revered/most favourable month. One should be able to conduct marriages, house warming ceremony or any other auspicious function in this month. But I pondered over, "why have the Mahãns termed this month as inauspicious?" And the conclusion that I drew is that if performance of marriages or any other auspicious function were permitted in this month then our minds would continue to be drowned only in such worldly affairs! At least, this one-month let the people worship the Lord! Is this not the period to worship Bhagavãn? This is the time to worship. Is it not?

 

Early morning perform 'Thiruãrãdhana' for Bhagavãn, perform Nãma Sankirtana, meditate ('dhyãna'). Since this one-month (the thirty days) is early morning ('prãtha kãla') for the Devas, people should be made to involve themselves only in spiritual matters. Hence, they have been forbidden us from conducting such worldly functions! This is the reason for labeling this month as inauspicious!

 

Please check these: Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

The one performing Upavasa should wake up before sunrise. He should take bath early in the morning chanting the Name of Hari.

 

Practise to sing God's name in the early morning hours in the form of Nama Kirtan.

 

In the early morning I Chant the Divine Names and worship Him who is beyond the reach of thought and speech and yet by whose grace all speech is possible

 

In the early morning he would get up and pace in his room and chant the names of gods and goddesses. At that time he would use his yogic vision to observe the spiritual progress of his disciples

 

Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

 

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare 

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