Queries about Anushthan

Q.1. What is the difference between daily Upasana, Anusthan and Purascharan? Ans. Daily worship is a part of routine day to day living. Anusthan is a worship of a higher order in which the devotee is bound by many restrictions... See More

Q.2. What are the types of Anusthans? How much time is required for each? Ans. There are three types of Anusthan s small (Laghu) medium (madhyam) and Big (Uchch). The counts are as follows : 1) Small Anusthan : 24000... See More

Q.3. What are the pre-requisites for an Anusthan? Ans. Cleansing of body, clothes and implements of worship; the six rituals; 'Panchopchar'; Jap ; Meditation ; 'Suryarghdan'; (A small Kalash with water and incense are kept along with a photograph or... See More

Q.4. What are the basic rules of an Anusthan?Ans. The set of rules to be followed are :- (1) As far as practicable, regularity of time and number in the Jap should be maintained in the routine with minimum possible deviations. (2) The five basic principles i.e.... See More

Q.5. Is it possible to have an Anusthan performed by someone else? Ans. To get Jap performed by others on payment on one's behalf amounts to purchasing labor and deriving advantage out of it. This earns no merit. There are... See More

Q.6. Does one himself benefit by doing Jap-Anusthan for others? Ans. It is true that like helping the needy through one's own resources, a person reaps spiritual benefits while performing Upasana -Tap for others ("Distant therapy"). The only condition... See More

Q.7. Is acceptance of a donation or gift in cash or kind is permissible in lieu of an Anusthan done for others? Ans. It is sanctioned to the extent of minimum amount for bare sustenance. Very little benefit accrues when an Anusthan is performed for others... See More

What is the time of the day recommended for Jap during an Anusthan? Is it necessary to complete Jap at a stretch? Ans. Mornings are best suited. Otherwise, one may complete the count in installment at different periods of the day.... See More

Q.10. What is the significance of Havan (Yagya) in an Anusthan? Ans. There should not be any apprehension about incurring any divine displeasure as a consequence of an unavoidable irregularity during the Anusthan . Nevertheless, it is advisable to seek... See More

Q.10. What is the significance of Havan (Yagya) in an Anusthan? Ans. Jap and Havan are basic ingredients of an Anusthan . After initiation (Dikcha) the worshipper (Sadhak) makes a total surrender to Gayatri and Yagya (his spiritual parents), which... See More

Ans. In ancient times, it was convenient to oblate one tenth of the total number of Jap s in the Havan in an Anusthan . In the present circumstances, it is sufficient to offer one hundredth number of 'Ahutis'. The number thus amounts to :- (a) Small Anusthan - 240... See More

Q.12. How are the number of Ahutis distributed during the Yagya (Havan) in course of Anusthans? Ans. Havan may either be performed each day or on the last day of the Anusthan . Oblations required each day are equal to the number of 'malas', (cycles... See More

Q.13. What is the ideal Bramhabhoj after completion of the Anusthan ? Ans. In an Anusthan the last ritual is Brahmbhoj after Poornahuti in the Havan. Traditionally it requires feeding Brahmans or young maidens. Qualified, deserving Brahmans are not... See More

Q.14. What should one do if some unfavourable unforeseen events occur during an Anusthan? Ans. Under such circumstances one may discontinue the Sadhana , Jap etc. for the period and resume it later from the count of disruption. However, a mental recitation, without a rosary, is... See More