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With the summer knocking at the doors, Mahapradosham was celebrated today at the Ashrama, with Rudrabhishekam to Bhagavan Chaleshwara.
The preparations begin with the plucking of Bilva leaves for archana, with salutations and the following prayer:
नमस्ते बिल्व-तरवे श्री-फलोदय-हेतवे,
स्वर्गापवर्ग-रूपाय नमो मूर्ति-त्रयात्मने !
संसार-विष-वैद्यस्य, साम्बस्य करुणानिधेः,
अर्चनार्थं गृहीष्यामि तवत्पत्रं तत्क्षमस्व मे ll
O Sacred Bilva tree, who embodies the Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara, the harbinger of auspiciousness, my salutations to thee!
Kindly forgive me for plucking some leaves from you, for I do so in order to worship the compassionate Lord Maheshwara, who is ever with the DIvine Mother, the only Physician who can destroy the poison of the Samsara!
So Sooraj can be seen high up on the branches, gathering the leaves!
The next Pradosham is on the 13th of April, Friday.