Jap and Daily Upasana

Q.1. What is significance of correct pronunciation of the Mantra? Ans. All Ved Mantras have a poetic composition (syntax) with specified musical notes. When a Mantra is recited acoustic vibrations surpassing ultrasonic frequencies are produced. These waves travel in an... See More

Q.2. What is the methodology of chanting of Mantra during Jap ? Ans. During the routine , solo Jap, the Mantra is pronounced in such a way that although there is a slight movement of lips, larynx and tongue, it... See More

Q.3. How is it possible for illiterate persons and children to do Gayatri Sadhana, for whom the pronunciation of the Mantra is somewhat difficult? Ans. Illiterate persons who cannot utter Gayatri Mantra correctly, can perform Jap of Panchakshari Gayatri "Om bhoor Bhuvaha Swaha." If they... See More

Ans. Brahm Muhoort i.e. an hour before sunrise in the morning, and just before sunset in the evening to an hour thereafter bring forth maximum result. During day Upasana may be carried out any time according to one's convenience. Although a fixed routine in timings is recommended yet it is... See More

Q.5. Is Gayatri Jap permissible during night time? Ans. Sages had advised Jap during the day-time for two reasons. One: the nights are meant exclusively for rest. Any activity during the night (including Upasana ) is likely to affect one's health . Two: since Sun is... See More

Q.6. Is Jap permissible along-with other activities? Ans. One may perform Jap even while walking or without taking a bath or during other physical activities. On such occasions, however, it should only be a mental process without movement of lips, larynx and... See More

Q.7. Should one deliberate on the meaning of the Mantra during the Jap ? Ans. As regards contemplation on the meaning of Mantra during the Jap, it is recommended that one should only meditate on the deity during Jap. The... See More

Q.8. Is taking a bath essential prior to Jap? What should one wear during the Jap? Ans. It is more appropriate to sit in front of an altar after taking bath, wearing clean clothes and perform worship in the morning with... See More

Q.9. On what should one concentrate during Upasana? Ans. Those believing in Divinity 'with form' (Sakar) are advised to concentrate on an idol or picture of Gayatri , whereas those having faith in formless God (Nirakar) may concentrate in the... See More

Q.10. How does one meditate on Savita? Ans. Spiritual tradition in India considers Gayatri as the most powerful medium for invocation of Savita, the omnipresent cosmic energy of God operating the natural functions in the animate beings (flora and fauna)... See More

Q.12. How can I raise the level of my day-to-day Upasana to get the benefit of Anusthan? Ans. It requires five hundred thousand Japs a year at the rate of 15 Malas per day. Sadhana of this type is known as an Abhiyan Sadhana . Although this... See More

Ans. The basic rules of Abhiyan Sadhana are given hereunder:- (a) The time of commencement: All days are considered auspicious for initiating a good work. However, for this purpose a Parva (religious auspicious period) would be the best choice. Amongst the auspicious festivals, one may choose days like Basant Panchami,... See More

Q.14. What is the purpose of self-control in Abhiyan Sadhana? Ans. Tap is meant for conservation of life -force and utilising it for elevation of soul to higher levels of consciousness. The three outlets through which about 80%... See More

Q.15. What are the rules of Akhand (unbroken) Jap? Ans. Akhand Jap is performed on special auspicious occasions like Gayatri Jayanti, Guru Poornima, Vasant Panchami etc. There are two ways of doing it. It may be performed either for twenty-four... See More

Q.16. What to do if there are disruptions during Jap? Ans. If one is required to go to toilet in between a sessions, the Jap can be resumed after cleaning of hands and feet. Taking bath after each such disruption... See More

Q.17. What are the restrictions on Upasana during the inauspicious days (birth or death in family etc.) ? Ans. On such occasions, although regular chanting of Mantra with rosary and standard rituals are forbidden, mental Jap and meditation may be done. The objective is two-fold. On the... See More

Q.18. Should women discontinue Upasana during menstrual periods? Ans. While undergoing menstrual cycles, women are both mentally and physically under exertion. Besides, they are unable to maintain the required degree... See More

Q.19. What is the posture recommended for turning the rosary (Mala) during Jap? Ans. 1. For Jap, select a secluded, noiseless place beneath a tree, in a temple, or at the bank of a river. 2. Be seated in an... See More