Sri Swamiji’s message about the Anagha Vratha
Why perform the Vratha:
Sri Swamiji has been propagating the significance of this Vrata so that people perform it and live peaceful and happy lives. Lord Datta first gave this Vrata to his dearest disciple Kaartaveeryarjuna. In addition to fulfilling the wishes of devotees, this Vrata also brings about a transformation in the hearts of the devotees. It not only fulfils the desires, but also makes them tread the righteous path. This Vrata destroys the sins that are committed in thought, in speech and in action. It removes difficulties and obstacles. It enables the fructification of noble intentions (Sat-sankalpa).
The world must be benefited. Hence, all must observe this Vrata. You must also get your family and friends to perform the Vrata. Go door-to-door and spread the message about this Vrata. Everyone must participate in this Vrata. By the end of the year, I pray that the 1 crore target is complete, and you are blessed by Lord Datta. There is lack of peace and tranquillity in this world today. The minds are agitated. Natural calamities are increasing. There are many violent protests happening across the world. This is not only in our country, but across the world. We pray to God that there is peace in our planet. May Lord Datta bless you all. Let us all perform Anagha Vrata. I cannot explain in words the greatness of this Vrata and the benefits derived from it.
How to perform the Vratha:
Performing this Vrata is very simple. On Anagha Vrata chart (Yantra), Betel nut can be placed to represent the Gods. The Vrata can be done with just turmeric, Kumkum and akshata (Rice grains with very little turmeric added). Perform the Vrata according to your ability. Just Akshata can be used for the Vrata. Betel Nut can also be skipped. For Naivedyam, Panchakajjaya (Fried gram, dry coconut, dates, jaggery and ghee – all ground together) can be offered. Alternatively, fruits or sugar candy or even the food that you prepare for your consumption can be offered to God. This is also permitted. There is no rule on where in the house, the Vrata must be performed. If you have a spacious house, you can designate a specific place to perform the Vrata. If not, you can perform the Vrata where convenient and then place the Anagha Vrata Chart on a safe alter and the room / space can be used as usual. You can even write this Yantra on a small sheet of paper and place it in the Puja alter/room. There is no Udhvasana for this Vrata (the act of revoking divinity from the Yantra/Kalasha). If, during the Vrata, you need to travel, there is no need feel anxious that the Vrata has been stopped. During travel, you can mentally chant ‘Kaartaveeryaarjunaaya Namaha’ thrice and pray. Once you return, you can resume the Vrata. There is also no rule that you should not move/displace the Yantra/Vrata Peeta. There is no need to take head bath every single day during the Vrata. It can be done if convenient. It is necessary that one must take bath and wear clean clothes to perform the Vrata. It is good to consume Sattvik food.
Materials needed to perform the Vratha:
- Yantram (Available in the resources section)
- Akshata (Rice grains with very little amount of turmeric and kum kum)
- Prasadam (fruits/sugar/sugar candy)
- Toram (3 color threads of equal length with a knot in the middle (white, red and yellow))
- Coin for dakshina
- Vratham and Story (Available in the resources section)
- Anagha vratam puja Song (Available in the resources section)
- Weblink to Vratam participants count form (Available in the resources section)
Devotees are requested to enter the count of all people who participated in performing Sri Datta Anagha Lakshmi Vratam using the following form: https://www.dattapeetham.org/anagha-vrata-form
Yantram-1, Yantram-2 (PDFs)
DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS (PDF)
Sri Anagha Vratam Puja audio (21min)
The following 13min audio clip is for people repeating the Vratham in a single day.
Anagha Vrata Puja with Meaning and Procedure in English
Anagha Vratam Song PDFs (English, Telugu, Kanada, Tamil, Hindi)
Anagha Vratam Song PDFs with meaning and procedure (English, Telugu, Kanada, Hindi)
Angha Vratham Katha (PDF)
Meaning of 108 Names of Anagha Deva and Anagha Devi (PDF)
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