Vayu Stuti Purashcharane

Regular chanting of Vayu Stuti brings amazing benefits. The experience of people who have done this is testimony to the power of the Stuti. As Sri Prabhanjanacharya says, “Vayu Stuti has the approval of Mukhya Prana himself”. Many people chant this daily.

Each of the 41 shlokas in Vayu Stuti is supposed to give us special benefits. There is a certain method called “Purascharane” which is done to garner the benefits of a particular Shloka. When it comes to mantras, there are many many ways of doing Purascharane but with Vayu Stuti there are few “sanctioned” methods of doing the same.

  • First, the “Abheeshta Shloka” (shloka whose benefits we desire) is to be chosen. Then, start with the Nakha stuti and chant up to the desired shloka. Chant the desired shloka 108 times. Go till the end and finish with the Nakha stuti. Repeat the Nakha stuti and chant the entire Vayu stuti in the reverse order. Finally, end with the Nakha stuti
  • Start with the Nakha stuti, chant Vayu stuti, and end with Nakha stuti. Repeat Nakha stuti, chant Vayu stuti in reverse order and end with Nakha stuti. Then, chant the Abheestha Shloka 108 times. Repeat the whole procedure as described previously once again. Here Abheeshta Shloka chanting is placed between two sets of complete recitation (in mala order).
  • Start with the Abheeshta Shloka and recite till the end and finish with Nakha stuti. Repeat Nakha stuti again and chant in reverse order. End with Nakha stuti. Recite Nakha stuti once again and reach till the shloka before Abheeshta Shloka. This completes one mala. Repeat this a total of 7 times. Or this is done once a day for seven consecutive days.

I am sure there are a few other ways of doing Purascharane as well. Will update them here once I have information on them.

The phala or fruits of chanting each particular shloka is as below. The Abheeshta Shloka can be chosen based on this. The numbers represent Shloka numbers of Vayu stuti.

  1. Vak siddhi (power of speech)
  2. Jnana siddhi (good thinking)
  3. Remedy for diseases
  4. Mantra siddhi
  5. Parakrama siddhi (valour)
  6. Friendship
  7. Freedom from bondage
  8. Relief from mental distress
  9. Happiness from women
  10. Happiness from children
  11. Victory over enemies
  12. Overcome sorrow
  13. Remove poverty
  14. Gain respect
  15. Hari bhakti siddhi (grace of God)
  16. Moksha
  17. Gain manly vigor
  18. Improve power of medicines
  19. Physical strength
  20. Victory over enemies
  21. Fulfills ones desires
  22. For clearing obstacles
  23. Victory in a dispute
  24. For a job
  25. Vak siddhi
  26. Guru bhakti
  27. Success in undertakings
  28. Clearance from false allegations
  29. Improve influence
  30. Win over opponents during debates
  31. Dishearten enemies
  32. Protection from untimely death
  33. Charming personality
  34. Increase all-round skills
  35. For name and fame
  36. Develop detachment
  37. Recover losses
  38. Earn money
  39. Santaana siddhi (get children)
  40. Fulfillment of desires
  41. Detachment
Update: Based on valuable comments provided by Sri Prasanna, I am updating this entry with two important methods for Purascharane.
Sri Vyasaraja Paddathi: Nakha Stuti, Abheeshta Shloka to 41, 1 to 41, Nakha Stuti
Sri Vadiraja Paddathi: Nakha Stuti, 1 to 41, Abheeshta Shloka to 41, 1 to 41, Nakha Stuti
In both cases, repeating the iteration as above five times is called Panchaka. Repeating the Panchaka seven times constitutes a Saptaka. Totally, 35 iterations are performed. In the end, Homa and Brahmana Santarpana is to be performed.

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