|| Swarup & Poojan Vidhi Of Dhwajaji Of Shri Dwarkadhishji ||
Why is it 52 Yard Long? | Importance of Dhwajaji
Significance of Colors | Contact for Dwaja Arohan
Appearance of Dhwajaji of Dwarkadhish is unique. It has got It's own characteristic. This appearance classified into three kinds:
(1) Aadhi Bhoutik: Aadhi means place and Bhautik means Panch tatva woven cloth of dhwaja. 52 yards of cloth is being used for dhwaja and fifty-two nos. of small flags are being joined around border of fifty-two yards of dhwaja in which each yard ties in own independent existence & identity. Each yard indicates entrance of Dwarka of Krishna era and it also symbolises flags on the residence of fifty-two officers of Dwarka.
All these fifty-two yards combine to single dhwaja. These yards also symbolise fifty entrances as well as Swarg Dwar & Moksha Dwar of Dwarkadhish palace. Thus dhwaja of Dwarkadhish is combining Aadhi Bhoutik swaroop of entrances & residence of yadav officers.
(2) Adhyatmik: Word dhwaja is quite auspicious & honorable word, which creates sense of respect in the mind of person who hears it. Other name of dhwaja is zanda (Flag), just as national flag is national symbol two which every Indian respects & consider his duty to respect & consider it's disrespect as disrespect to nation, like wise due respect is given to Dhwajaji. People respect its Adhyatmik swarup, and bow to dhwaja as mark of devotion & respect.
(3) Aadhidaivik Swarup: Just as tricolor Ashok Chakra national flag of India explain divine nature of flag like wise fifty-two yards. Dhwajaji of Dwarkadhish indicates it's divine nature. When each yard of cloth. But when it is tailored to dhwaja it incarnate divine nature and it becomes abode of Dwarkadhish swaroop till this divine in canted dhwaja is not hosted, god Dwarkadhish resides at the residence of its devotee and makes it's residence & it is family members auspicious.
Why is it 52 Yard Long?
Devotees of dwarka, after taking bath in to gomti ganga, strides chhapanpi sidi, ented into swarg dwar & take darshans of Dwarkadhish & look at tomb & dhwajaji & engross into deep thinking & experience immense sense of exclamatory questions.
Sea submerged dwarika but it could not submerge residence of shreeji. This residence it presents sherrji mandir. A present place of dwarika depicts history of dwarika of shri krishna era. Measurement of dhwajaji also depicts historical meaning to present generation. Generally everyone knows that measurement of dhwaja describing place of one individual is one yard. Then why length of dhwajaji of shriji is 52 yards?
In the dwarika of krishna era administration was run by 56 koti yadavs. Here koti do not mean crores but indicates fifty-six divisions of administration. Out of fifty six administrators' balram, shri krishna, pradhumna & anirudhji are incar nation of god. Which is also known as chatur vyuha. Devotee to day also pray this chaturvyuha in their individual temples and today also dhwaja is flurrying over their temple. This chaturvyuh is considered as donor of purushartha, dharma, aarth, kama & Moksha of human life. When these four are deducted from fifty six-koti balance fifty-two koti indicates residence of yadav administrators of fifty-two divisions. Which were present in dwarika of krishna era but to day they are not in existance but fifty two yards shriji dhwaja is nothing but remem brance & combine symbol of fifty two dhwaja of different yadav koti tailored together & named as shriji dhwaja. Climbing of fifty-six steps for darjhaba of shriji swaroop reminds us about existence of fifty-six koti. Which reminds us that glimpse of dwarkadhish is not easy devotee has to pass through these fifty-six administrators first to qualify them for darshana.
Darshana done after qualifications devotee feel himself proud & shri dwarkadhish also looking after his welfare. Symbol of sun & moon depicted in bhriji dhwaja indicates individual incarnation of shriji. Administration work of dwarka was entrusted to group of is yadavs each from different sect of yadavas wise bhoj, vrishni, andhak & atwah, dasharha. Dhwaja indicating symbol of their work of administration was flurrying on their residence. Lord Krishna himself was closely inspecting it from his palace. These fifty two Administrators were to look, after defense, education, Rinnai, welfare, entertainment, religion etc. just to giue us an idea of the then dwarika which is not accessible to us, measurement of dhwaja has been kept 52 yards. Additionally devotee feel themselves satisfied by glimpse of chaturvyuh swarup of Balram Krishna, Pradumna, Annirudhji depicted as sun & moon in dhwajaji & considered themselves lucky for their desire to onflur 52 yards dhwajaji & after glimpse of their flurrying dhwaja of temple.
Additionally it is stated in hari vansh that 50 doors were arranged for entrance & exits into dwarka & on each door symbolic dhwaja be used to unflur. besides these 50 doors. There were two extra doors for entrance & exit into personal abode of shriji bhagvan which were named as swarga dwar & moksha dwar. Which are worth looking even present day also. Thus combination of 52 dhwaja is dhwajai of shriji.
Importance of Dhwajaji
People have due importance of dhwaja and it is honour is also quite important dhwajai has several names like dhwaja, zanda, ketu, vavto etc. Dhwaja is being flurred at temples. Zanda of flag is being hoisted at social or political places. Ketu is being used used in vehicles like chariot. Vavta is being used to benote some sign or for function purpose. Thus dhwaja is religious, plous & pray-worthy thing. Flag is honourable symbol for recognition of nation, state or institution. Thus it is being used for recognition if country Ecc Tricolour with Ashok chakra flag is recognition of India. Like wise dhwaja is recognition of temple.
Importance of dhwaja of dwarikadhish indicnies several acts. Dwarka is being considered as one of the seven-moksh davini centres of India. Since hari-Vishnu-purshatamma resides at dwarka who relives mankinds form karma bandhana and make them free of all worries. Lord krishna has said in
I take responsibility of his well being who worship me solely & come to my shelter being aware of this care of well being of devotee people visit dwarka for prayer, get themselves relieved from karma bandhan, and receive desired result and as token of gratitude for this act of god they are eager to change dhwajaji shri dwarkadhish satisfy each demand of his devotee knowingly or unknowingly and removes plight of devotee. knowing this devotee takes vows & om fulfillment of their demand they visit for darshna and to change dhwajaji.
When devotee deside to change multi facet dhwaja on dome of dwarikadhish temple. He invites his friends, relatives & well wishers. Afterwards he and his invitees carry dhwajaji on their heads & proceeds to dwarkadhish temple chantince slogrm of Jay Ranchhod - Raja Ranchhod, Gopal Krishna - Radha Krishna where poojan if dhwajaji is carreed out by shashtrokta Poojan Throggh learned brahmin.
First of all brahmin apply tilaks to every one present on poohan chanting iswasti na indro......justo stabilize their mind. Devotees feel themselves plous by this act. Then after yajman has to do poojan of dhwajaji by chanting slokas. In this firstly ganpatiji poojan is carried out with vigheshvaray varday - slolas. Then after kalash pujan is carried out. Then all gods are prayed by flowers & rice. Thereafter guru pujan & kuldevi poojan is carried out. After completion of this poojans, dhwajaji poojan is carried out with the help of learned brahimns by means of dhyanahuanam & shodshopachar, on completion of this poojan brahmins are felicitated thus after poojan dhwajaji is kept at plous feet of dwarikadhish with gifts and then it is handed over to brahmin for flurring on the mast of dome. This brahmin climb at the top of dome and onflur dhwajaji and then throw coconut from dome to beneath this indicates completion of dhwaja poojan. Significance of different colors in dhwajaji :
I pray master of universe lord krishna who has adored pitambar, having shri vatsa symbol lotus like eyes & glittering with kaustubhmani.
Significance of Colors
Since body of lord krishna is meghshyam & glittering like rainbow the colour of dhwajaji is also saptarangi like rainbow. These red, green, yellow, blue, white, pink and saffron colours of dhwajaji have significance.
RED : It is used for good occasions. It indicate bravery, It becomes source of inspiration to person who is getting one dhwaja flurrying cere in only.
GREEN : It is symbol of peace & progress entire universe is spreaded by green colour in mountains, fields, garden in form of trees, leaves, crop etc. It has capacity to increase mental strength of human being. Ancient rushis were living in ashrams surrounded by greenery for that reason only.
YELLOW : It is symbol of knowledge. It also symbolises integrity & prompt human being for more knowledge. Yellow pitamber of lord Vishnu symbolise his immense knowledge, lord Krishna & lord Ganpati also wear yellow pitamber. Both remove poverty of their devotee & glue them prosperity hence both are worshiped.
BLUE : It is symbol of strength. Almighty has sparingly spreaded blue sky above us & blue sea beneath us bhagvan vishnu & goddess laxmi resides in sea bath in ganga & yamuna is considered most plous it further indicates inner strength of person who can cotrol his desire & organs effectively. Balramji was having this quality.
WHITE : It symbolise, peace, piousness & cleanliness. It is formed by mixing seven colours. It indicates cleanliness of mental & physical state. It prompt mankind to get relieve from xiarrown thinking goddess of knowledge wears clean white cloths.
SAFFRON : It symbolise bravery. When there is increase of dishonesty, mal practice & injustice, this color prompt to fight against it.
PINK : It symbolises joyfulness. Example is rose flower, Rose flower remains between thorns it shows that mankind shoud keep their life delicate like rose but should also take thron like tough ness when occasion demand.
Thus all colours of dhwaja indicates different characteristics which are beneficial for better life.
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