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Thursday, February 06, 2014

rule for pradakshinam or circumambulation

പദാത് പദതരം ഗത്വാ കരൌ ചലന വര്‍ജിതൌ
വാചാ സ്തോത്രം ഹൃദാ ധ്യാനം ഏവം കുര്യാത് പ്രദക്ഷിണം

पदात् पदतरं गत्वा करौ चलन वर्जितौवाचा स्तोत्रं हृदा ध्यानं एवं कुर्यात प्रदक्षिणम्
padaat padataram gatwaa karau chalan varjitauvaachaa stotram hrudaa dhyaanam evam kuryaat pradakshnam
This is an old traditional rule about performing perambulation (Pradakshinam) in the abode of God..
One should do the pradakshinam like thisEach step should be placed very close to the previous step almost exactly following the heel of the first step with the toe of the nextBoth hands should be kept close to the torso without moving
The lips should utter only the stotras in praise of the deityThe heart should constantly meditate on Him