Mantra Pushpam with English Meaning

Mantra Pushpam



Translated by P. R. Ramachander

This mantra is taken from Taithreeya Aranyakam of Yajur Veda. It is normally sung in a chorus by all the priests together after performing any Pooja or Yagna.

In summary, this stotra explains how water is the basis of this universe.



Yopam puspam veda


Puspavan prajavan pasuvan bhavati


Candramava Apam puspam


Puspavan, Prajavan pasuman bhavati


Ya Evam Veda


Yopa mayatanam Veda


Ayatanam bhavati.




He who understands the flowers of water,

He becomes the possessor of flowers, children and cattle.

Moon is the flower of the water,

He who understands this fact,

He becomes the possessor of flowers, children and cattle.

He who knows the source of water,

Becomes established in himself,

Agnirva Apamayatanam


Ayatanavan Bhavati


Yo agnerayatanam Veda


Ayatanavan bhavati


Apovagner ayatanam


Ayatanavan bhavati


Ya Evam Veda


Yopa mayatanam Veda


Ayatanavan bhavati

Fire is the source of water,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself,

Water is the source of fire,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself.

He who knows the source of water,

Becomes established in himself,

Vayurva Apamaya tanam


Ayatanavan bhavati.


Yova Yorayatanam Veda


Ayatanavan bhavati




Apovai va yorayatanam


Ayatanavan bhavati.


Ya Evam veda


Yopamayatanam Veda


Ayatanavan Bhavati


Air is the source of water,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself,

Water is the source of air,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself.

He who knows the source of water,

Becomes established in himself,

Asowvai tapanna pamayatanam


Ayatanavan bhavati


Yo musya tapata Ayatanan Veda


Ayatanavan bhavati


Apova Amusyatapata Ayatanam


Ayatanavan bhavati


Ya Evam Veda


Yopa mayatanam Veda


Ayatanavan bhavati

Scorching sun is the source of water,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself,

Water is the source of scorching sun,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself.

He who knows the source of water,

Becomes established in himself,

Candrama Vama pamayatnam


Ayatanavan bhavati.


Yascandra masa Ayatanam Veda


Ayatanavan bhavati


Apovai Candra masa Ayatanam


Ayatanavan bhavati


Ya Evam Veda


Yo pamayatanam veda


Ayatanavan bhavati

Moon is the source of water,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself,

Water is the source of moon,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself.

He who knows the source of water,

Becomes established in himself,

Nakshtrani va Apamayatanam

Ayatanavan bhavati

Yo Nakshtrana mayatanam Veda

Ayatanavan bhavati

Apovai Nakshtrana mayatanam

Ayatanavan bhavati

Ye evam Veda

Yopamaya tanam Veda

Ayatanavan bhavati

Stars are the source of water,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself,

Water is the source of stars,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself.

He who knows the source of water,

Becomes established in himself,

Parjanyova apamayatanam

Ayatanavan bhavati

Yah parjanyasya syayatinam Veda

Ayatanavan bhavati

Apovai parjanya Syayatanam

Ayatanavan bhavati

Ye Evam veda

Yopa maya tanam Veda

Ayatanavan bhavati

Clouds are the source of water,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself,

Water is the source of clouds,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself.

He who knows the source of water,

Becomes established in himself,

Samvastaro Va Apamayatanam

Ayatavan bhavati

Yassavatsa rasyaya tanam Veda

Ayatavan bhavati.

Apovai samvasara ayatanam

Ayatanavan bhavati

Ya Evam veda

Yopsu Navam pratistitam veda

Pratyeva tistati

Rainy season is the source of water,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself,

Water is the source of rainy season,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself.

He who knows that there is a raft is available,

Becomes established in that raft.


Variation

This stanza is included in some versions of mantra Pushpam



Om thad Brahma,

Om Thad Vayu.

Om Thad Athma

Om Thad Sathyam

Om That Sarvam

Om That puror nama

Om it is Brahma

Om it is air

Om it is the soul

Om it is the truth

Om it is everything

Om salutations to that Purusha


Anthascharathi bhootheshu Guhyam Viswa Murthishu

That which is inside all beings secretly is that Universal God

Thvam Yajna

Thwam vashatkara

Thwam Indra

Thvam vayu

Thvam Rudra

Vishnus thvam

Brahmasthvam

Thvam prajapati

Om Thadhapa apo jyothi raso amrutham brahma bhur bhuvasuvarom

You are the fire sacrifice,

You are the the personification of Vedic sacrifice

You are the Indra

You are the air

You are the Rudra

You are the Vishnu

You are the Brahma

You are the Lord of all beings

Om water is light, the essence is the nectar and the concept of Brahma is in all the seven worlds.

Ending stanza

This last stanza is normally recited by priests while giving back prasada after performing an Archana in all temples


Rajadhi rajaya Prasahya Sahine


Namo Vayam Vai Sravanaya Kurmahe

Samekaman Kama Kamaya mahyam

Kamesvaro Vai Sravano dadatu

Kuberaya Vai Sravanaya

Maha rajaya Namah.

King of kings, we praise thee,

Who is the giver of all victories,

Who is the fulfiller of all desires,

Please bless me with wealth,

To fulfill all our desires,

Oh, Kubera[2], we praise thee,

Salutations to the king of kings.

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The Chanting Of Mantra Puspam

Mantra Pushpam - Vedic Hymns in sanskrit

Mantrapushhpa is a collection of select verses from major scriptures, generally the first or the first few verses. In shrii-vaishhNava saampradaaya, mantrapushhpa is usually recited during the archana portion of ijyaaraadhana, when tulasi archana is performed.Mantrapushhpa may also be recited independently, and one can perform maanasika archana.

 
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There are minor variations in the composition of mantrapushhpa even  within the shrii-vaishhNava saampradaaya. The following is one typical version.
 
Mantra puspam contains the description of Virat purusa. The prajapati exolled him as one who blesses the persons praying him.

Mantra puspam is impregnated with the sum total of Gayatri Hrdayam and Gayatri upanishat. The chanting of Mantra puspam amounts to reciting Gayatri Hrdayam and upanishat.

Mantra puspam is a Vedic extract. It is recited at the end of daily worship in all Hindu temples. It also contains text from Arunam and Maha souram. The Creation of the universe is an utterance of Lord Narayana. Who appeared in the Stages of Creation, sustenance and dissolution. Creation has come up of the Supra Cosmic Lord and it is not his function.

It is said that the Seven Centres, Muladhara cakra at the tip of the Sacral region at the back, the Svadhistana located, opposite to spleen along the Spinal cord and the third Manipura Cakra at the navel region and the fourth Anahata at the heart Centre and the fifth Visuddha at the throat region and the sixth Ajna Cakra between the eyebrows, the seventh Sahasrara at the head centre got their Vibrations from the Seven planets and there is turn from the Saptarsimandala.

These mystic sounds of the mantra when properly meditated unlock the Seven Cosmic Centres (Nodes) and establish direct link with Narayana.

Hinduism Is A Religion with Various Idols

Hinduism is a religion with various gods and goddesses.


According to Hinduism, three Lords rule the world.

In the Hindu faith, there is a trinity as in the Christian faith, where God is in three persons:

Brahma: is the creator of all reality,

Vishnu or Krishna is the preserver of all of the creations,

and Maheshwara(Shiva) is the destroyer.

Lord Vishnu did his job of preserving the world by incarnating himself in different forms at times of crisis.

The three Lords that rule the world have consorts and they are goddesses. Consort of Brahma is Sarasvati; goddess of learning. Vishnu's consort is Lakshmi; goddess of wealth and prosperity. Shiva's consort is Parvati who is worshipped as Kali or Durga.

Along them there are a number of other gods and goddesses.

To name a few of them, there is Ganesh, who has an elephant's head and he is also a son of Shiva and Parvati.

Hanuman, who is an ape.

Surya, Lord of sun.

Ganga Ma, goddess of river Ganges.

Samundra, Lord of the sea.

Indra, king of the gods ( but he isn't an important god).

Prithvi, goddess of earth.

Shakti, goddess of power.

The Hindus call their goddesses 'Ma' meaning mother.

Some gods have more than one name.

Shiva is also known as Shankar, Mahadev, Natraj, Mahesh and many other names.

Ganesh is also called Ganpati,Gajanana

God Vishnu incarnated 9 times to do his job and in his every appearance he had a different form which are also worshipped as gods. Among his appearances, he appeared as Rama, Krishna, Narsimha, Parsuram and Buddha.

Krishna also has different names, Gopal; Kishan; Shyam and other names. He also has other titles with meanings like 'Basuri Wala' which means the flute musician and 'Makhan Chor' which means the butter stealer.

There are also gods who can change their forms, for example: Parvati can change into Kali or Durga.

Not all of these gods are worshiped by all Hindus. Some Hindus worship only Vishnu. Others worship only Shiva. Others worship only the goddesses and call these goddesses collectively as Shakti meaning power. Many of these goddess worshipers worship Parvati in her images as Kali or Durga. People who worship Shiva or Vishnu also worship characters and images connected with these gods.

Vishnu worshipers (Vaishnaites) also worship his appearances. Shiva's worshipers (Shaivites) also worship images of bull called Nandi, who was Shiva's carrier and a unique stone design connected to Shiva. There are also Hindus who worship all the gods. There are some gods who are worshiped all over India like Rama and Krishna and other gods who are worshiped more in one region than the other like Ganesh who is worshiped mainly in west India.

Hindus also worship gods according to their personal needs. People who engage in wrestling, body building and other physical sports worship Hanuman, who in Hindu legends was an ape with lot of physical strength. Businessmen worship Lakshmi, goddess of wealth.

Though Hindus worship different idols, many Hindus believe in one God and perceive in these different gods and goddesses as different faces of the same one God. Others believe that idolatry is the wrong interpretation of Hinduism.

Hinduism is a religion which does recognize a single supreme deity but is tolerant of all other religions and gods or goddesses as forms or manifestations of this one single deity or supreme being. Their philosophy is that, although they believe there is but one truth, there are different "Sages" or spiritual leaders who call the truth by different names.
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