Kalsarpa Shanti Pooja at Trambakeshwar

Kalsarpa Yog Shanti Pujan must be performed according to the conventions of the Vedic Shanti heritage. The ritual is begun with a holy dip in the Godavari signifying the purification of the mind and soul. Followed by worshipping Lord Mahamritunjay Trimbakeshwar only after which the main ceremony begins. Kalsarpa Yog is meant to fulfill pleasing wishes and desires so it is important to purify the body by passing atonement resolution. One gets the right to perform the rituals only after attaining expiation for the sins committed with ones knowledge or ignorance. To expiate all the sins committed one is asked to donate cow, the earth, sesame, butter gold and similar such ten donations are made to the spiritual guide. The Worshipper has to claim that the elimination of the Kalsarpa appeared in the horoscope namely Birth/ Gochar /Zodiac that is mentioned in the prime resolution would be carried as per the Vedic Traditions.

After the claim is been made by the worshipper the main ceremony begins. It begins with worshipping Lord Ganesh. By doing this all the obstacles and danger is eliminated and the purpose is achieved sooner. After Ganesh pujan, Lord Varun pujan also termed as Kalash pujan is performed. In this ceremony Holy Water is bestowed with the respect of God and is worshipped like one worships God. All holy power, holy water and all God and Goddess are invoked through this Kalash (Pot). The worshipper is blessed through Swastivachan with Punyam, Kalyanam, Ridhim, Swastim and Shreeha. In the main ritual, the sixteen forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped as the second important rite. To embrace all the powers and vitality one has to worship Goddess Durga. We commemorate our ancestors by performing Nandi Shradh to gain blessings of our forefathers.

In the principal ritual along with Lord Shiva Rahu, Kaal (God of Time), Sarpa (Golden Serpent), NavNag (Nine Serpents),After consecration of all Gods they are worshiped with faith and which embodies sixteen items due to which all the Gods are pleased and delighted. Nine planets exude energy and is beneficial (Yogkarak) for us. By worshipping Planets/Stars humans gain strength, intellect and knowledge. Along with this they win over their enemy and make success out of it. Lord Shiva is worshipped for forgiveness for all the guilt and misconduct. We reap immediate results for an act after worshipping Lord Shiva and while worshipping all the flaws are eradicated.

After that Fire is worshiped to satiate all the Gods, the established powers are fed with oblation by fire. Fire is a messenger to God. When you worship a certain power then God disguise itself as fire and appears in person to accept the oblation paid by fire. When humans are in proximity with fire then all his diseases and vexations are eradicated. Environmental energy is conserved. After that sacrifice is to be made to satiate left/reverse powers. An oblation of rice is paid to goblin, corpse, devil, fiend, a witch, and a female spirit, ghost and similar such powers.

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