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विष्णुपूजा

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विष्णु—पूजा  f. f.N. of wk.

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VIṢṆUPŪJĀ   (Form of worshipping Viṣṇu). There are conventions regarding the form of worship of Viṣṇu and his satellite gods. The general form of that worship is given below: Lakṣmī, Gaṅgā, Dhātā, Vidhātā, Yamunā, Navanidhis (nine treasures), Vāstupuruṣa, Śakti, Kūrma (turtle) Ananta (serpent) and Pṛthivī (Earth) are the satellites of Viṣṇu. First you must bow before Acyuta, (Viṣṇu) with all his satellites. Then worship Dharma (Virtue) Wisdom, self-renunciation, Supernatural power and Lawlessness, Ignorance, Want of Self-renunciation and want of supernatural powers, and then Bulb, Stalk, Lotus, Filament and pericarp of the lotus and, the four Vedas, four Yugas (ages) and the three attributes, Sattva (purity) Rajas (passion) and Tamas (darkness). After this the three Maṇdalas (regions) of Arka (the Sun) Soma (the Moon) and Vahni (fire). After this the nine powers should be worshipped. Vimalā, Utkarṣiṇī, Jñāna, Kriyā, Yoga, Prahva, Satya, Kānti and Īśa are the nine powers. In the same way, Durgā, Sarasvatī, Gaṇapati and Kṣetrapāla also should be worshipped. As the next step heart, head, lock of hair, armour, eyes and the weapons should be worshipped. Then worship the conch, the Discus the club, the lotus, the mark Śrīvatsa, the Kaustubha, the Vanamālā, the Earth, Guru and Garuḍa. With prayer and oblations offered to Indra, Agni Yama, Nirṛti, Varuṇa, Vāyu, Kubera, Īśa, Ananta and Brahmā, who are the guardians of the ten directions and the weapons and conveyance and Kumuda and the others (the four mountains standing near the Mahā Meru) and Viṣvaksena (Viṣṇu) Viṣṇupūjā will be finished. By performing this worship of Viṣṇu and his satellites, one could attain all one's wishes. [Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 21]

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