Mantra pushpam - Pocket Edition
- Swami Devarupananda
- Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai
This Vedic hymn called Mantra Pushpam is used at the time of offering of the flowers to the deities at the very end of the Pujas. It is The flower of Vedic chants. This mantra is taken from Taithreeya Aranyakam of Yajur Veda. It is part of the Taittiriya Aranyaka and speaks of the unlimited benefits which will be conferred by the secret knowledge of the waters, fire, air, the sun, the moon, the stars, the clouds and time. It is normally sung in a chorus by all the priests together after performing any Pooja (worship) or Yagna. It tells in short that water is the basis of this universe.