If you are having Ganesha made of Turmeric powder, soft clay or Kozhukattai dough, pour water and other abhishekam items only in spoons else Ganesha will dissolve in water. You can chant this Ganesha Gayathri mantram while doing Abhishekam. Take all the abhishekham items in a plate as shown in the picture. Keep a bowl full of water. Keep some flowers in a plate.

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The Blue figure is Yama with Yami and Chitragupta, 17th-century painting According to the Vedic scriptures, the souls of men after death receive rewards and punishments according to their sins and virtues, and hence it is believed that good and bad deeds of men are not destroyed.

The principal Yama is called Yamaraja or Dharamaraja, that is, the ruler of Yamapuri or the king of laws. A large central panel portrays Yama the god of death often referred to as Dharma seated on a throne; to the left stands a demon.

To the right of Yama sits Chitragupta, assigned with keeping detailed records of every human being and upon their death deciding how they are to be reincarnated, depending on their previous actions. The Yama Samhita, an extract from the 9th chapter of Ahilya Kamdhenu, a work of Hindu Law, says that Dharamaraja complained to Brahma about his difficulties in performing his most responsible duties of keeping records of the deeds of men and doing justice to them.

Brahma went into meditation. Chitragupta sprang from his body and stood before him bearing an inkpot and a pen. The god Brahma creator said: "Because you are sprung from my body kaya , therefore you shall be called Kayastha and as you existed in my body unseen I give you the name of Chitragupta. Let the Kshatriya dharma be followed by you and your progeny. Dharmaraja married his daughter Irawati to Chitragupta and Sraddhadeva Manu Manu , son of Surya the Sun married his daughter Sudakhina some people say dakshina or nandini to him.

Padma Purana after stating the legend says: "Chitragupta was placed near Dharamaraj to register the good and evil actions of all sentient beings, that he was possessed of supernatural wisdom and became the partaker of sacrifices offered to the gods and fire. It is for this reason that the twice-born always give him oblations from their food. As he sprang from the body of Lord Brahma he was called Kayastha of numerous gotras on the face of the earth.

Oh my son, let your residence be always in the region of the God of justice for the purpose of determining the merits and demerits of men. Vignana Tantra says the same thing. He was named Kayastha having sprung from the body kaya of Brahma. He was directed to perform all sanskars and to have writing as his profession. Garuda Purana describes the imperial throne of Chitragupta in Yamapuri holding his Court and dispensing justice according to the deeds of men and maintaining their record, in the following words: There Dharmaraja, Chitragupta, Sravana and others see all sins and virtues remaining concealed in the bodies of men.

The Mahabharata Anusasan Parva, chapter recites the teaching of Chitragupta requiring men to do virtuous and charitable acts and performing Yagya, saying that men are rewarded or punished according to their good or bad deeds. Legends[ edit ] Chitragupta came into being after Brahma, the creator, having established the four varnas — Brahmin The Learned , Kshatriya The Warriors , Vaishya Merchant and Shudra Labourer or Farmer — ordained Dharamraj also called Yamraj, the god of death to keep record of the deeds — good and evil — of all life-forms born and yet to be born on earth, in the heavens above and in the lands below.

Dharamraj, however, complained, "O Lord, how can I alone keep record of the deeds of the beings born into 84 lakh yonis life-forms in the three worlds" Brahma went into meditation for 11, years and when he opened his eyes he saw a man holding pen and ink-pot in his hands and a sword girdled to his waist.

Brahma spoke: Thou hast been created from my body Kaya , therefore shall thy progeny be known as the Kayasthas. Thou hast been conceived in my mind Chitta or Chitra and in secrecy gupta , thy name shall also be Chitragupta.

Let the role of a Kshatriya be followed by thee and thy progeny. Brahma then enjoined him to dispense justice and punish those who violated the dharma. In the Garuda Purana, Chitragupta is hailed as the "giver of letters" Chitragupta namastubhyam vedaksaradatre.

In the legends of Chitragupta as well as in the Vedas, he is referred to as the greatest king, while the rest are "Rajakas," or little kings. There is also a special invocation to Chitragupta as Dharmraj Lord of Justice to be made at the performance of shradh or other rituals.

Also the evil effects of Ketu during its transit period would be mitigated.


Chitragupta Puja 2018: Significance, Date And Rituals

Zulujind Shaarngdhar Ambashth and 8. Upon the death of a human being, it is Chitragupta Maharaj who decides on heaven or hell for the person depending on their good work or bad deeds on earth. The process was approved by all Gods and Saints. The significance of Chitragupta Puja Chitragupta Puja is celebrated by Kayasthas around the world that believe in learning, teaching, peace, knowledge, justice and literacy, the virtues depicted by Chitragupta Maharaj. Shobhavatee get admire on Chitragupta.



The puja is said to being performed from ancient times and dates to the Skanda Purana holy book. It is written that Narada a Hindu sage sadhu asked lord Vishnu the mantra or the way to end the miseries of the people on Earth. In response, Lord himself told, that worshipping lord Satyanarayan will be the ultimate way of happiness and Moksha in the Kaliyuga current period per the Hindu mythology. This Puja is considered very holy and hence it is considered very auspicious to get it done at home during special events like child birth, birthdays, marriages, house warming Greh Pravesh or on any happy occasions. People also conduct the puja when they are suffering from illness or even incurring losses or when they intend to fulfill their desires.



Devotees believe that by doing this puja they will be benefited and get to ascend to heaven as Chitragupta Maharaj keeps a record of all good and evil deeds of humans and by praying to him on this day they get absolution from all the sins. This year, Chitragupta Puja will be celebrated on October 21, , and we have outlined here are the Vrata Katha, significance, muhurat and shloka for the Kalam-Dawaat puja. The Kayastha community believes that they are the descendants of Chitragupta Maharaj the Bookkeeper of Yamaraj and are descended from the twelve sons of the deity. This festival is celebrated by people of Kayastha caste in India and Nepal as they deem themselves to be the descendants of Chitragupta Maharaj. Chitragupta Maharaj holds a special place in the Hindu pantheon because of the order of his birth.

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