Shami Puja | Dusshera
- 04 Oct 2019
- By Astromaitri
Shami Puja is one of the significant ceremonies which are performed on Vijayadashami day. Generally Shami Puja is finished by Kshatriyas and the rulers. Any Shami tree which is arranged at the North-East of the town or city is favored for the Puja.
Shami tree is otherwise called Chhonkar (छोंकर) tree in a portion of the locales. In the event that Shami tree isn't accessible, at that point Ashmantak (अश्मन्तक) tree can be utilized for the Puja. Ashmantak tree is otherwise called Baheda (बहेडा) tree. Shami Puja is otherwise called Banni Puja and Jammi puja in a portion of the southern states in India.
Mantra to adore Shami tree is -
अमङ्गलानां च शमनीं दुष्कृतस्य च।
दु:स्वप्रनाशिनीं धन्यां प्रपद्येऽहं शमीं शुभाम्॥
शमी शमयते पापं शमी लोहितकण्टका।
धारिण्यर्जुनबाणानां रामस्य प्रियवादिनी॥
करिष्यमाणयात्रायां यथाकाल सुखं मया।