Manmatha Samvatsara Ashwayuja Krishna Ekadashi Saturday 7-11-2015 ( The last day of this year’s Soundarya Lahari Kotyarchana ) is the beginning of the Dashamah Soundarya Lahari Parayanotsava. Lighting of lamp and worshipping with flowers ( In the manner of Tanotu kshemam nah.. start the program with prayers for blessings of Jaganmatha for Lokakshema ).
Each time, chant the 10 slokas of Dakshinamurthy Ashtakam (Vishwam darpana drishya..) first, then chant 100 slokas of Soundarya Lahari. Then end parayana with chanting of Dakshinamurthy Ashtaka again, this time prostrating for each sloka. This is counted as one Parayana.
In the course of 2 years starting 7-11-2015, each person should complete 500 such Parayanas individually. After every 100 Parayanas, the participants should do an Arati at home and at the Parayana centre while chanting ‘Pradipa jwalabhih..’.
At the end of every 100 Parayanas
End of 1st Avritti - Chidananda lahari - 27 March 2016 Sunday, Phalguna Krishna Chaturthi
End of 2nd Avritti – Sringara lahari - 14 August 2016 Sunday, Shravana Shukla Ekadashi
End of 3rd Avritti – Ahlada lahari - 8 January 2017 Sunday, Pushya Shukla Ekadashi
End of 4th Avritti – Amrita lahari - 28 May 2017 Sunday, Jyeshtha Shukla Tritiya
End of 5th Avritti – Soundarya lahari - 15 October 2017 Sunday, Ashvayuja Krishna Ekadashi
Upasamhara : 15 October 2017 Hevalambi Samvatsara Ashwayuja Krishna Ekadashi, Sunday.
- Start with Dakshinamurthy Ashtaka parayana. Then,
- At the start and end of each sloka of Soundarya Lahari, chant 30th Sloka – Swadehodbhutabhih..
- End with Dakshinamurthy Ashtaka with prostrations as on every day