What are the pre-requisites for an Anusthan?

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 idol of the deity.) Oblations of : water, 'Akchat', 'Chandan', 'Flowers' and 'Naivedya'. 'Avahan' and 'Visarjan' at the beginning and end are associated with Gayatri Mantra ; Yagya and Brahmbhoj.