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Shiva panchayatana puja. Questions ?

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There are a few books

1. RS vadhyar - Nityanikam - in sanskrit



2. Sringeri - Siva Puja Vidhi?(I forget the name it is

a slim book the back cover has a picture of the

Acharya) in sanskrit (lipi-devanagari)


3. Chowkamba - Nitya puja Vidhi - has a more detailed

set of rules in sanskrit with explanations in hindi



All three have pata bedhas, and minor/major

differences, including dhyanam, order of sequences






--- seeksha <seeksha wrote:


> Namaste,


> I am trying to put together a Shiva panchayatana

> puja procedure for

> my friend and ran in to a question. I looked at the

> Puja books (R.K

> Mutt, LIFCO etc) that have a laghu panchayatana puja

> text. The

> procedure there is to do dhyana aavaahana etc first

> to Ganapati and

> then Surya and so on. I also came across another

> panchayatana puja

> book published by Kanchi mutt that quotes,


> ravir vinaayakashchaNDhii iisho viShNustu panchamaH

> .

> anukrameNa puujyante vukrametu mahadbhayam .. (padma

> purANa)


> The author quotes this and assigns the krama as

> surya, ganapati,

> ambaa, shiva and viShNu. He also points that you

> could put ganapati

> first if there are pramaNas for such a procedure.


> Could any of the members who perform panchayatana

> puja and aware of

> the tradition please through some light?.


> Where can I find more pramaaNa-s for panchayatana

> puja ?.


> Could any one who have come across an authoritative

> book on

> Panchayatana puja, please share some information

> about the

> publisher/author ?


> Thanks

> Aravind







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