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Nakshatra - 4 - detailed introduction of 9 planets

Introduction to Planets       *STAR*... *STAR*... *ASTRO STAR*

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OMM GANESYA NAMAHA

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Planet‘s order can be taken from the below sloka

Aadithyayacha Somaya Mangalaya Bhudhayacha Guru Shukra Shanibyescha Rahave Ketavenamaha

Sloka reference Veda
The Details of planets from above sloka are

  The Sun – The King – Represents Father, Power, Status, Royalty, Nourishment, superiority, Leadership quality, Light, Electronics, Discipline, Punctual, Cruel, High class Society etc… Considered as a malefic in general.

  The Moon – The Queen – Represents Mother, Mind, Feminine qualities, beauty, Liquid form of sweets, Delicacy, Mercy, Grace, Royalty, Active during night, Liquids  etc... Considered as a benefic in general.

  The Mars – The Army Chief – Represents War, Anger, Earth, Arrogance, Logic, Strategy, Warrior, Temperament, Violence, Blood,  Muscle strength, Cruel, wild sex etc… Considered as a malefic in general.

  The Mercury – The Prince – Represents Intelligence, alertness, duality, Mathematics, Good looks, learning capabilities, communication, writings, Media etc… Consideration is based on the association, if with Malefic – Malefic, Benefic –Benefic.

  The Jupiter – The Priest of Gods or The Minister – Represents expansion, divine Blessings, Protection, Knowledge, success, Teachers, Priests, Mentors, Higher Caste, Wealth, Sacredness etc... Considered as a most benefic in general.

  The Venus – The Priest of Demons or the Minister- Represents Love, spouse for Males, Beauty, Marriage, Semen, Reproductive Organs, Attraction, Luxury, Comforts, Romance etc… Considered as a most benefic in general.

  The Saturn – The Servant – Represents Low class, Delays, dull ness, disappointments, hard work, Long run, Life span, darkness, Dizziness, Servants, rigidness, closed mindedness  etc… Considered as the most malefic in general

  The Dragon’s Head or Rahu – Dark side of the world – Underworld, Fiery, sudden changes, unconventional, Short cuts, Ruthless, illegal, Revolutionary, inconsistent nature, Big size, gossips etc… … Considered as a malefic in general.

  The Dragon’s Tail or Ketu – Invisible/Mystical Part of the world – Quick, temperament , High Energy, Arrogance , Headless attitude , Modern Technologies, Past life connections, Spiritual, Mantra Sastra etc… … Considered as a malefic in general.

   

  With the review introduction of 9 planets as above, we jump in to stars and their meanings in the coming articles. 

 
Shoham sarada

SOHAM SARADA

Social cause writer

Astro Advisor, review writer, content writer on variety of topics.

             
Durga And Shiva | Goddess Durga as symbol of auspiciouness
Durga and Shiva
Mata Durga
Durga is one of the female gods of hinduism. According to puranas goddess Durga was an avatar of lord shiva’s wife parvati. The legends said that the gods couldn’t defeat the buffalo demon Mahis, who was threatening the existence of the world. Lord Shiva realised Parvati that she can kill Mahisasur. With the help of all shaktis of trinity, Parvati manifested herself as Durga.

When Mahisasur had defeated Indra and became the king of heaven, the Brahma Vishnu and Shiva with the help of other devas had created a goddess from their anger. That was the goddess Durga the other form of Parvati. Then all gods had given power and weapons to her to fight against Mahisasura. Durga had defeated all armies of mahisasur. Devi Durga’s lion killed the animal form of mahisasur, that was buffalo. Then durga defeated mahisasur and put the trident of Lord Shiva in Mahisasur’s chest. At last he fell dead and the scattered surviving remnants of his once invincible army fled in terror. Then all the supremes were so happy.

Thus Durga the mother goddess is the symbol of all the auspicious and true qualities which define the supreme being. Of all her forms, devi durga is the ultimate representation of infinite power, purity and strength which resides within the divine essence of every being.
Nakshatra - 3 - introduction of 9 planets

Introduction to Planets       *STAR*... *STAR*... *ASTRO STAR*

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As how our lives are influenced by many factors such as relationships, status, leanings, knowledge, partnerships, richness, poorness, success, love, fame, gain, loss, beauty likewise there are umpteen number of things play their roles in our life.

So to study or decipher the same from astrology there must be some parameters to play with, such as primarily the planets they are the actual and most tangible things of astrology. The whole astrology talks about these planets only. In actual there are more than 9 planets but we would consider only primary 9 planets in this early stage of learning. They are as follows and please find their ranks or positions in the court of Planets.


Their‘s order can be taken from the below sloka

Aadithyayacha Somaya Mangalaya Bhudhayacha Guru Shukra Shanibyescha Rahave Ketavenamaha

Sloka reference Veda


The order of planets and their introduction as below :

  The Sun – The King – Represents Father, Power, Status, Royalty etc… Considered as the malefic in general

  The Moon – The Queen – Represents Mother, Mind, Feminine qualities, beauty etc... Considered as a beneficial in general

  The Mars – The Army Chief – Represents War, Anger, Earth and strength etc…

  The Mercury – The Prince – Represents Intelligence, alertness, duality, Mathematics etc…

  The Jupiter – The Priest of Gods or The Minister – Represents expansion, divine Blessings, Protection, Knowledge, success, Teachers, Priests etc... Considered as a most beneficial in general

  The Venus – The Priest of Demons or the Minister – Represents Love, spouse, Beauty, Attraction, Luxury, Comforts, Romance etc… Considered as a most beneficial in general

  The Saturn – The Servant – Represents Low class, Delays, dullness, disappointments, hard work, Long run, Life span etc… Considered as the malefic in general

  The Dragon’s Head or Rahu – Dark side of the world – Underworld, Fiery, sudden changes, unconventional, Short cuts, Ruthless etc… … Considered as a malefic in general

  The Dragon’s Tail or Ketu – Invisible/Mystical Part of the world – Quick, temperament , arrogance , Headless attitude , Modern Technologies, Past life connections, Spiritual etc… … Considered as a malefic in general

   

  With the basic introduction of 9 planets as above, let us jump in to stars and their meanings in the coming articles. 

 
Shoham sarada

SOHAM SARADA

Social cause writer

Astro Advisor, review writer, content writer on variety of topics.

             
Nava Ratri Puja

Nava Ratri Puja

By Himanshu Nayak | Bhubaneswar August 27, 2017

Mata Adashakti is the only solution to overcome ignorance metaphor misery. In Dwapar era, mother Durga killed Kansa..

In ancient times there was a man named Sudhakar in Kaushal named country. He was very poor. But his family was very big. He had 15 children to feed. Due to the lack of money, he could not properly raise them. Because of that, they had to starve a lot of time. Sudhakar was not only realistically earning the righteous life of good conduct but also away from evils like the envy, the Grudge. The people of the house were given food only after worshiping the guest and the deity and forefathers. The food which was left after eating after all was done to get rid of his appetite.

Nava Ratri Puja

 

One day, Sudhakar got an opportunity to meet a saint with divine vision. Sudhakar, who was very polite, started speaking to Brahman saint that “All I want is that to feed my family only a little bit of food. I would be able to marry my marriagble daughters. If this is the only two works I could perform, then I will be away from all worries. You are the Divine Knowledge Stripe. Do you please suggest me some such mantra or tantra or Rudraksha, Gem stone or pooja so that I will be able to feed my family members and out of all suffering."

Hearing Sudhakar's compassionate request and sad story, Brahmin Saint counseled that,  you should take holy ritual of Navratri fast. Do goddess Bhagwati ji for worship, do Brahmin food, chant the mantra of Bhagwati ji and give her home as much as you can. By doing all this, your impossible-looking work will also end in a pinch. The Sarasiddhi factor like Navratri Puja, Mokshadai and Holy Vrat can not be compared with any worship. Here we would like to tell a short story on Raghupati Nandan lord Sri Ram ji. Lord Sriram had abandoned his throne for the promise given by Father and adopted banavas. In Ramayana, Lord Rama had done all the work of an ideal son. When Lord Rama had gone to exile then Ravana had fraudulently taken away mother Sita to his kingdom. Lord Ram ji got saddened by separation from Sita ji. For the homecoming of Mother Sita, Lord Rama followed this Navaratri fast with great loyalty at that time. With the help of this fast, Raghupati ranjan lord sri Ram also construct the bridge with the help of the apes in the ocean. Lord Sriram defeated the great warriors and saved the saffron mother Shri Parvati. Lord Sri Ram by making Vibhishan a king of Lanka returned to Ayodhya. Because of the same Navaratri worship, Lord Sriram has been able to transform Anahoni into being.

Sudhakar was very impressed by hearing this . This voice touched Sudhakar's mind and he tried to complete this worship with complete loyalty. He listened to this and accepted Sadhu ji as his mentor, and with 9 years of loyalty, he followed this Navaratri fast. Seeing Sudhakar's allegiance, Mataji's mind became distraught for him and he appeared in front of Sudhakar himself at midnight. Seeing the mother in front, Sudhakar's mind was filled and eye’s were wet. Mother blessed Sudhakar. Poverty became richer after receiving the blessing of Mata Maheswari.

This gives us the education that whatever work is done through loyalty does not remain in the middle. For this reason, a specific place of Navratri worship always remains in the mind of the devotee.

 

Nava Ratri Mantra For Puja

Prathamam Shailputri ch dwitiyam brahmcharini. Tritiyam Chandrghanteti Kushmandeti Chaturthakam.
Panchamam Skandmateti Shashtam Katyayniti ch. Saptamam Kalratri Maha Gauri ch Ashtmam.
Navmam Sidhidatri ch Nav Durga Prakirtitah.

 

Chant the above Nava Ratri mantra for atleast 108 times a day.

          

Himanshu Nayak India

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Himanshu Nayak is a writer and Story teller. A Social activist.

Nakshatra - 2 - Arrangement in the Zodiac

Arrangement in the Zodiac       *STAR*... *STAR*... *ASTRO STAR*

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To Understand Every Star individually we must have a basic clarity on their arrangement in the Zodiac….
As discussed in the last article we have 27 Stars, which are arranged to form a zodiac.

Stars are as below:
Let us understand about each star in depth in the coming articles

  1. Ashwini
  2. Bharani
  3. Kṛittika
  4. Rohini
  5. Mrigashīrsha
  6. Ārdrā
  7. Punarvasu
  8. Pushya
  9. Asleshā
  10. Maghā
  11. Purva phalguni
  12. Uttar phalguni
  13. Hasta
  14. Chitta
  15. Swathi
  16. Vishakha
  17. Anuradha
  18. Jyeshtha
  19. Mula
  20. Purva ashadha
  21. Uttarashadha
  22. Sravana
  23. Dhanishta
  24. Satabhisha
  25. Purva bhadrapada
  26. Uttar bhadrapada
  27. Revati

And we also deduced and concluded as below

Each star is 13Deg and 20Min
Each sign is 30Degrees
Each Pada is 3Deg and 20Min
And finally Whole zodiac is 360 Degree

 

So Let us first see the Names given to each of the 12Signs

star Aries

Aries - Mesha


Stars Composed of: Ashwini - 1,2,3,4 Bharani 1,2,3,4 Krithika -1
Owned By MARS
Nature - Fiery
Degrees - 0 Deg to 30Deg

 

star taurus

Taurus - Vrishabha


Stars Composed of: Krithika -2, 3, 4 Rohini -1, 2, 3, 4 Mrigasira -1, 2
Owned By Venus
Nature - Earthy
Degrees - 30 Deg to 60Deg

 

star gemini

Gemini - Mithuna


Stars Composed of: Mrigasira - 3, 4 Arudra - 1,2,3,4 Punarvasu -1, 2, 3
Owned By Mercury
Nature - Airy
Degrees - 60 Deg to 90Deg

 

star cancer

Cancer - Karkataka


Stars Composed of: Punarvasu - 4 Pushyami - 1,2,3,4 Aslesha - 1,2,3,4
Owned By Moon (The Queen)
Nature - Watery
Degrees - 90 Deg to 120Deg

 

star leo

Leo - Simha


Stars Composed of: Makha - 1,2,3,4 Pubba - 1,2,3,4 Uttaraphalguni -1
Owned By Sun (The King)
Nature - Fiery
Degrees - 120 Deg to 150 Deg

 

star kanya

Virgo - Kanya


Stars Composed of:  Uttaraphalguni -2, 3, 4 Hasta -1, 2, 3, 4 Chitha - 1, 2
Owned By MERCURY
Nature - Earthy
Degrees - 150 Deg to 180Deg

 

star libra

Libra - Tula


Stars Composed of: Chitha - 3, 4 Swathi - 1,2,3,4 Visakha -1, 2, 3
Owned By VENUS
Nature - AIRY
Degrees - 180 Deg to 210 Deg

 

star scorpio

Scorpio - Vrischika


Stars Composed of: Visakha - 4 Anuradha- 1,2,3,4 Jyesta -1, 2, 3, 4
Owned By MARS
Nature - WATERY
Degrees - 210 Deg to 2400Deg

 

star sagittarius

Sagittarius - Dhanussu


Stars Composed of:  Mula-1, 2, 3, 4 Purvashada1, 2, 3, 4 Utharashada -1
Owned By JUPITER
Nature - Fiery
Degrees - 240 Deg to 270Deg

 

star capricorn

Capricorn - Makara


Stars Composed of: Utharashada 2, 3, 4 Sravana-1, 2, 3, 4 Dhanista - 1, 2
Owned By SATURN
Nature - Earthy
Degrees - 270 Deg to 300Deg

 

star sagittarius

Aquarius - Kumbha


Stars Composed of: Dhanista - 3, 4 Sathabhisha - 1,2,3,4 Purvabhadra -1, 2, 3
Owned By SATURN
Nature - AIRY
Degrees - 300 Deg to 330Deg

 

star capricorn

Pisces - Meena


Stars Composed of: Purvabhadra-4 Utharabhadra-1, 2, 3, 4 Revathi -1, 2, 3, 4
Owned By JUPITER
Nature - WATERY
Degrees - 330 Deg to 360Deg

 

 

 Now we will discuss about planets and move in to stars for better understanding of the stars
 
Shoham sarada

SOHAM SARADA

Social cause writer

Astro Advisor, review writer, content writer on variety of topics.

             
The Hindu Temple

Holy Hindu Temple For God Realization

By Diptimayee parida | bangalore September 3, 2017

The temple is a place for praying God and people  approach for spiritual knowledge, divine blessings. The construction, architecture, decoration and the rituals performed for or at temple focus on enlightenment and liberation. The spiritual principles symbolically represented  in hindu temples are described in vedas and upanishads. 

It is a synthesis of arts, the ideals of dharma, beliefs, values and the way of life cherished under hinduism. The temple is a link between man, deities and the universal purusa in a sacred space. The vastu shastras were theoretical descriptions of the architectural traditions and conventions to be followed.

                 hindu temple

A typical hindu temple consists of an entrance, often with a porch, one or more mandapas. The inner sanctum is called the garbhagriha. The womb chamber and the tower are built directly above the garbhagriha. According to the puranas the gods always play where groves are near the rivers, mountains and springs. So the temples in India are usually situated near water body or mountains.

The idols of the temple provide access to the divinity. It is very interesting to know that it is not the idol painter who is honoured for this work as he would be considered as donor. Almost all hindu art is anonymous.

Certain customs in hindu temples are practiced before worshiping. The worshipers remove their shoes before entering the temple. According to hindu religion all life forms are created by Brahma and the human must share space with the animal kingdom. So it is common to see dogs, cows and various species of birds at temples. Inside the temple the devotees keep both hands fold together as a sign of respect. They recite the mantras and follow the instructions of the priest.

At the exit area of the temple the worshiper often distribute prasad and money in acts of charity towards the poors and weak. If the worshiper exit the temple with changed mental state then the ritual is understood to be effective.

 

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Diptimayee parida India

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Spiritual effects of wearing Jewelry

Spirituality and Jewelry

By Diptimayee parida | bangalore September 3, 2017

Since ancient times, various types of jewellery made of different metals have been used in different civilisation. A person can obtain spiritual benefits by wearing jewellery. By wearing these, allows the person to imbibe divine consciousness, reducing the negative energy from the body. But it is very important to wear jewellery to be made of sattvik material and be of sattvik designs. These jewelleries help us to increase spiritual practice by allowing to have continuous access to divine energy. As our spiritual practice improves the necessity of wearing jewellery decreases as we are able to attain sattvikta.

Each part of the body is associated with a Chakra. The part of the body where jewellery is worn purifies and awakens the chakra located at that part. For example if the heart or Anahat chakra is awakened then spiritual emotion towards god is awakened. 

                 jewellery

Some proportion of divine consciousness is found in each type of metal. From the gold we get 70% of divine consciousness, from silver we get 35%, copper 15% and from other metals we get 3% of divine consciousness. According to spiritual science, jewellery worn above the waist should be of gold which protect from stronger negative energies like ghosts, demons etc. The gold metal augment the fire principle which describes the chakras above waist to absorb positive benefits.

Jewellery worn below the waist must be silver to protect the lower level negative effects. Silver has the ability to imbibe the “Raja” predominant waves of desire.

The sattvik designed jewellery which are round or petal shaped emit positive energy and impart feelings of bliss. The Tamasik designed one emit negative energy which affect the health of a person associated with chakras. So when selecting jewellery we can try to perform the subtle reading after reciting the name of god for few minutes.

 

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Diptimayee parida India

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Water in Hinduism

Significance Of Water In Hinduism

By Diptimayee parida | bangalore September 3, 2017

Hindus take importance of physical and spiritual cleanliness to attain purity and avoid pollution. So in hindu rituals it is believed, water has spiritually cleansing powers. So holy places of hindus are mostly situated on the bank of rivers, coasts, and mountains. Water represents the non manifested substratum from which all manifestations derive. It is considered by hindus to be purifier, life giver, and destroyer of evil.

Water is very essential for every Hindu rituals.water offered to god and the water collected after bathing the divines are considered very sacred. This water is blessed and are given as offering to the devotees. The water of the kalasa (purna kumbha) is said to be with divine essence, symbolising god. This is regularly used in different religious rites. 

                 water in hinduism

One of the religious ritual is tarpana(offering made to divine entities), which is the act of pouring water through the hands with the use of sacred grass as a symbolic gesture of recognition, thanking and pleasing gods.

Hindus sprinkle water around the plate before starting the meal which is a tradition.

Chanting of mantras while standing in water is called jalajapam. Neernila is chanting of hymns while standing in water.

In hinduism, after childbirth, a close relative pours a few drops of water on the child’s body using his right hand is called Nir Talikkuka. It is said that this will bless to get good character.

Water also plays an important role in death rituals. Many funeral grounds are located near the rivers. After cremation the mourners bath in the river before returning home. By doing this the body of the mourner become pure.

Million of hindu take bath in holy rivers to wash away their sins and achieve salvation. So in every 3 years the kumbha mela is celebrated on the bank of the holy rivers.

 

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Diptimayee parida India

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The Sacred Vata Vriksh

The History Of The Sacred Banyan Tree

By Diptimayee parida | bangalore August 31, 2017

According to Hinduism the sacred vata vriksha or the Banyan tree is the most important among the sacred trees. This sacred tree symbolizes Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Sasthi, Krishna, Lakshmi and Kuber. In ancient epics like Ramayana, Uttar Ramcharit is mentioned about this tree. The Banyan tree scientifically named Ficus benghalensis is considered immortal and is revered since the Vedic periods. In Buddhism it is said that Lord Buddha had attained enlightenment under the Banyan tree. In Hindu religion vata vriksh is perfect for meditation. The oldest vata or banyan tree is found at Prayag on Allahabad where the three sacred rivers meet.

There is a story about the origin of the vata vriksh. It is said that once lord Shiva and his consort Parvati were engaged in amorous dalliances in an isolated place. Then Agni came to crack a joke on the instigation of Trinity Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara. This made Parvati angry and she cursed the instigators and metamorphosed Lord Brahma into palasa, Vishnu into peepal and Maheswara into Vata.
The trees are named in different languages. In Sanskrit and Bengali is called vata or Akshya vata, in Gujarati Vada, in telugu peddamati and in Hindi it is called Bar.

 

vata vriksha

 

The women of Maharashtra and Gujarat are worshiped to vad or vata as a part of Hindu rituals on the 15th day of the jyestha month. In eastern India on the special occasion of sasthi puja the branch of this is compulsorily used. The Bengali people worship the vata vriksh as the lord Brahma on Saturdays during jyestha.

In the savitri and satyaban story, when savitri lost her husband as destined one year after her marriage near a Banyan tree. She followed yama to the land of the dead and through determination and intelligence managed to secure back her husband’s life. In memory of that event, the vata savitri puja became popular among the Indian women who keep this fast for the longevity of their husbands. They are protecting themselves from widowhood which is believed to be worst fate for Hindu women.

 

          
diptimayee parida

Diptimayee parida India

Contributor at Ommrudraksha

Diptimayee parida is a writer and Story teller. A Social activist.Connect with her at LinkedIn.