gopichandana naama mudradhaaraNa vidhi

In the morning wake up as early as possible and take bath with proper sankalpa. Then wear “austere clothes” (pancha and uttariya). The upendra form of Vishnu is to be remembered while wearing clothes. After duly wearing the clothes, recite the following mantra:

ಅಪವಿತ್ರಃ ಪವಿತ್ರೊ ವಾ ಸರ್ವಾವಸ್ಥಾಂ ಗತೊ ಪಿವಾ
ಯಃ ಸ್ಮರೆತ್ ಪುಣ್ಡರೀಕಾಕ್ಷಂ ಸಬಾಹ್ಯಾಭ್ಯಂತರಃ ಸುಚಿಃ

apavitraH pavitro vA sarvAvasthAM gato pivA .

yaH smaret puNDarIkAxaM sa bAhyAbhyantaraH suchiH

In spite of all our efforts to keep ourselves pure, we knowingly or unknowingly become impure by our deeds and thoughts. So, pray to Pundarikaksha  Vishnu. He will, at once, render you pure, both internally and externally.

For wearing Gopichandana and Mudras, the sankalpa should conclude thus –

ಶ್ರೀ ಭಾರತೀರಮಣ ಮುಖ್ಯಪ್ರಾಣನ್ತರ್ಗತ ಶ್ರೀ ವಿಷ್ಣು ಪ್ರೆರಣಯಾ ಶ್ರೀ ವಿಷ್ಣುಪ್ರೀತ್ಯರ್ಥಮ್
ಗೊಪೀಚನ್ದನ ತಿಲಕಾಯುಧ ತುಲಸೀಕಾಷ್ಟಮಾಲಾದಿ ಧಾರಣಂ ಕರಿಷ್ಯೆ

shrI bhAratIramaNa mukhyaprANantargata shrI viShNu preraNayA shrI viShNuprItyartham

gopIchandana tilakAyudha tulasIkAShTamAlAdi dhAraNaM kariShye

Prayer to Gopichandana:

Now say this prayer  to the auspicious Gopichandana to remove all sins and lead you to liberation

ಗೊಪೀಚನ್ದನ ಪಾಪಘ್ನ ವಿಷ್ಣುದೆಹ ಸಮುದ್ಭವ
ಚಕ್ರಾನ್ಕಿತ ನಮಸ್ತುಭ್ಯಂ ಧಾರಣಾನ್ಮುಕ್ತಿದೊ ಭವ

gopIchandana pApaghna viShNudeha samudbhava

chakrAnkita namastubhyaM dhAraNAnmuktido bhava

O gopichandana, born from the body of Vishnu, the remover of sins, O chakrAnkita, I salute you. I smear you on my body, do lead me to salvation.

Now, put some water on your left palm and rub the  block of Gopichandana in clock-wise direction to create a soft paste.

Say the following prayers

Sl.No When What to say…?
1 Fetching water imaM me gange yamune sarasvati shutudri stomam sachatA paruShNyA.asiknyA marudvR^idhe vitastayA.a.arjIkIye shR^iNuhyA sushomayA ..(R^ig 10.75.5) 
2 Placing gopichandana on the left palm to extract paste gandhadvArAM durAdharshAM nityapuShTAm karIShiNIm .IshvarIM sarvabhUtAnAM tAmihopahvaye shriyam ..
3 While extracting paste viShNornukaM vIryAni pravocam yaH pArthivAni vimame rajAMsi .yo askabhAyaduttaraM sadasthaM vichakramANastredhorugAyaH ..
4 On the extracted paste write Nrisimha Bijakshara
5. close your left palm with right palm ato deva avantu no yato viShNurvicakrame . prithivyA saptadhAmabhiH . idaM viShnurvicakrame tredhA nidhAdhe padaM . samUlhamasya pAMsure ..
 
..do..
om shrIviShNave namaha (three times)
   Apply the gopichandana (see table below)  

Procedure for nama mudra dharana as enshrined in Shri Vishnupurana,

Sl.No Place on body Shape Saying … (during Shukla Paksha) Saying … (during Krishna Paksha)
1 Lalata – Forhead Dandakara (apply vertically up with index finger and then wipe the central part with a fine cloth splitting it into two parellel lines) Keshavaya Namaha Sankarshanaya Namaha
2 Udara Madhya – Middle of Stomach Deepakriti (in the shape of a lamp) Narayanaya Namaha Vasudevaya Namaha
3 Vakshasthalam – Middle portion of Chest Kamala (like the bud of Kamala flower) Madhavaya Namaha Pradyumnaya Namaha
4 Kantha Madhya – Front Middle portion of neck Deepakriti (in the shape of a lamp) Govindaya Namaha Aniruddhaya Namaha
5 Udara Dakshina – Right Side of Stomach Deepakriti (in the shape of a lamp) Vishnave Namaha Purushottamaya Namaha
6 Dakshina Bhuja – Right shoulder Venupatrakriti (in the shape of the leaf of a Bamboo tree) Madhusudanaya Namaha Adhokshajaya Namaha
7 Kantha Dakshina – Right Side of the Neck Deepakriti (in the shape of a lamp) Trivikramaya Namaha Narasimhaya Namaha
8 Udara Vama – Left Side of Stomach Deepakriti (in the shape of a lamp) Vamanaya Namaha Achyutaya Namaha
9 Vama Bhuja – Left Shoulder Venupatrakriti (in the shape of the leaf of a Bamboo tree) Shridharaya Namaha Janardanaya Namaha
10 Kantha Vama – Left Side of the Neck Deepakriti (in the shape of a lamp) Hrushikeshaya Namaha Upendraya Namaha
11 Prishta Adhobhaga – Back side on the lower spinal chord Deepakriti (in the shape of a lamp) Padmanabhaya Namaha Haraye Namaha
12 Katha Prishta Bhaga – Back side of the Neck Deepakriti (in the shape of a lamp) Damodaraya Namaha Sri Krishaya Namaha

Chakra mudra dharaNa vidhaana

It is applied in the chintanye of Ambarisavarada for rakshane and to get sat-buddhi to follow Dharma.

Chant the following mantra while applying chakra mudra:

ಸುದರ್ಶನ ಮಹಜ್ವಲ ಕೊಟಿಸೂರ್ಯ ಸಮಪ್ರಭ |
ಅಗ್ನನ್ದಸ್ಯಮೆ ನಿಥ್ಯಂ ವಿಷ್ನೋರ್ಮಾರ್ಗಂ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶಯ ||

sudarshana mahajwala kotisoorya samaprabha |
agnandhasyame nithyam vishnOrmaargam pradarshaya ||

one on right side of eye, five on centre of abdomen, three on heart, two on right of abdomen, three on right of chest, two on right shoulder both sides of naama, two on right of neck, one on front of neck, one on left shoulder below the naama.

Shanka mudra dhaarane vidhana

It is applied in the chintanye of dhruva varada for jnana prapthi and to get the blessings of goddess Lakshmi.

Chant the following mantra while applying chakra mudra:

ಪಾನ್ಚಜನ್ಯ ನಿಜಧ್ವನ ದ್ವಮ್ಸ್ತಪಾಥಕ ನಮ್ಚಯ |
ತ್ರಾಹಿಮಾಂ ಪಾಪಿನಂ ಘೊರಸಂಸಾರಾರ್ಣವ ಪಾತ್ಯಿನಂ ||

paanchajanya nijadhwana dvamstapaathaka namchaya |
traahimaam paapinam GorasamsaaraarNava paatyinam ||

one on left side of eye, one on left of abdomen, two on left of chest, two on left shoulder both sides of naama, two on left of neck, one on right shoulder below the naama.

Gada mudra dhaarane vidaana

It is applied in the chintanye of vayu varada for vairagyaprapthi and to get control over desires.

Chant the following mantra while applying gada mudra:

ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಾನ್ದ ಭುವನಾರಂಬ ಮೂಲಸ್ತಂಬೊ ಗದಾಧರ |
ಕೌಮೋದಕೀ ಕರೇಯುಸ್ಯ ಥಮ್ ನಮಾಮಿ ಗದಾಧರಂ ||

brahmaanda bhuvanaaramba mUlastambO gadaadhara |
kaumOdakI karEyusya tham namaami gadaadharam ||

one on forehead, one on left of abdomen, one on left of chest, two on left shoulder both sides of naama below shankha mudra.

Padma mudra dharana vidhaana

It is applied in the chintanye of lakshmee varada for aishvarya prapthi and to get peace and tranquility.

Chant the following mantra while applying padma mudra:

ಸಂಸಾರ ಭಯಬೇತಾನಂ ಯೋಗಿನಾಮಭಯಪ್ರಧ |
ಪದ್ಮಹಸ್ತೇನ ಯೋ ದೇವೋ ಯೋಗೀಶಮ್ ಥಮ್ ನಮಾಮ್ಯಹಂ ||

samsaara bhayabEEtaanam yOginaamabhayapradha |
padmahastEna yO dEvO yOgIsham tham namaamyaham ||

Two on chest, two on right abdomen, two on right shoulder both sides of naama below chakra mudra.

Narayana Mudra dhaarane vidhaana

naarayana mudre hachidavanannu bhakthiyinda nodidavana uddara

Chant the following mantra while applying narayana mudra:

ನಾರಯಣ ನಮಸ್ತೇಸ್ತು ನಾಮಮುದ್ರಾಮ್ಕಿತಮ್ ನರಮ್ |
ದ್ರುಶ್ತ್ಯವ ಲಭತೇ ಮುಕ್ಥಿಮ್ ಚಮ್ದಾಲೋ ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಗಾಥಕ ||

naarayana namastEstu naamamudraamkitam naram |
druStyava labhatE mukthim chamdaalO brahmagaathaka ||

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2 thoughts on “gopichandana naama mudradhaaraNa vidhi

  1. having understood the reason for not applying nama mudra dharane for left portion of chest, kindly do advise nama mudra dharane akara/kriti and mantras for right portion of chest

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