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Rakhi

 

Raskhi is the is celebrated differently in these days. Previously around 40 -50 years back, it was totally a different type of celebration. No one was so excited about rakhi day. Brahmins used to come home and put color threads. They did not have clear explanation to what was the purpose of them coming and puting rakhi to all people. Some had some understanding of the purpose.

Recently The celebration has become different, turning the real purpose of raksha bandan.

Rakhi used to be for keeping promise. Keeping sankalp, strong decission for keeping yourself "Pure". Pure means keeping self clean. Clean has broad meaning of clean body, thinking, wealth. Raksha means "protection". Protect yourself from becoming the opposite of clean.

"I promise, i will keep myself Pure. Protect myself from becoming opposite of purity/cleanness.

Purity   Cleanness

 

Promise to stay pure

 

Nakshatra - 8 - The punarvasu

Properties of punarvasu nakshatra

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OMM GANESYA NAMAHA

*STAR*... *STAR*... *ASTRO STAR*

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PUNARVASU NAKSHATRA star

Until the last article we focused on understanding what star is... What properties it would possess… In what way the zodiac is composed of these stars... relation between stars and degrees of zodiac... and so on…

So far we have had a fairly good discussion to understand what a star is... Now Let us get in to the process of understanding of each and every 27 stars one by one...

Every one of us know that Stars are 27 and starts with Aswini... there is another school as well which counts from Krithika as same as the way it starts in Nakshatra suktam… as below.

 

ॐ ॥ अ॒ग्निर्नः॑ पातु॒ कृत्ति॑काः……..

There are several other reasons for that one of them is Sun being king of all planets and the lord of this star, so to show due respects towards Sun…

But I am today picking up one star as a first star to talk about which is neither a starting point nor an ending point, but I have my own reasons to choose that which I will reveal at the end of this article.
 
Anyways the one which I am picking up now is nothing but Lord Jupiter’s First star.

The Punarvasu


Just keep a point in the mind about this star… Lord Rama one of the well know incarnations of Lord Vishnu took birth in this star.


Let us take the help of Rama mantra and Punarvasu Nakshatra mantra here to have a better level of receptive power to understand this star…


“Om Sree Raama Raama Ramethi Rame Raame Manorame.. Sahasra Nama thaththulyam.. Rama Nama Varanane…”


Punarvasu Nakshatra Vedic Mantra :
    Om AditiDhyorDitirAntrikshamDiti RMaata Sa Pita,
    Sa Putrah Vishwedeva AditiH PanchJana AditiJaatam,
    AditirRajNitvam, Om Aadityaay Namah.
 

Sloka reference Veda

   Fine… one straighter characteristic of this star can be understood from The Ramayana… Lord Rama was famous for many things above all he would be the best king. Any time period of a good rule is very often quoted as “Rama Rajya”


 Though he did not attain the kingdom immediately or as soon as it is planned by his father the great Dasaratha… after returning from the forest only he could take over the kingdom to rule. So the bottom line is for Punarvasu success would not come as soon as they attempt but after some time that would be for sure reasons for that gap may vary from case to case…


Punahaa Vasu… Otherwise Reborn, Regenerate, Replenish, and Reform etc… in our cricket terminology we say “Back to Form” which is again connected to Punarvasu.

Rama punarvasu

By Knowing its shape, can get still clearer idea… Shape is “quiver full of arrows “


Sometimes it is represented as a “two arrows together” and by the way they are divine arrows.


Again these shapes reminds us the Lord Rama who holds Bow and Arrows in every picture we get to see him.

To shoot an arrow on a target, once it has to be drawn back fully and then it is aimed at the goal, again we can understand that backward moment is just to make forward motion much harder, no negative sense in this action.

punarvasu birthstarquiver

The Deity is Aditi
Mother of devatas otherwise goodness, implicitly says it causes goodness and yields fruitful things at its purest form. Same way Devatas/Vasus don’t get success immediately over demons, but after involvement of the Vishnu (Rama) only they would get support and success.
Punarvasu’s Placement
Spread from 20:00 degrees Mithuna up to 3:20 Karnataka. The ruling planet is Jupiter.
Since it has something to deal with movement, action it is good for buying and repairing vehicles, Journeys, Pujas (Travelling from lower to higher realms).

It is a temporary, quick and movable nature star.
Favorable for
undertaking travel, acquiring conveyances, gardening, going on processions, visiting friends.

To Be Continued

 
Shoham sarada

SOHAM SARADA

Social cause writer

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

             
Nakshatra - 5 - Properties of planets and stars

Properties of planets and stars       *STAR*... *STAR*... *ASTRO STAR*

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OMM GANESYA NAMAHA

*STAR*... *STAR*... *ASTRO STAR*

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star

Well, now we all know what is meant by placement of a planet in a star, and we are even cool with janma nakshatra concept.

Nakshatra also possess few properties, knowing the same can give much clearer insight into the star. If we understand and digest properties of any star,

So let us reveal those properties one by one.

Ruling Deity/Deities – This name/names of the deities gives the overall picture of the nakshatra

तैत्तिरीय ब्रह्मणम् । अष्टकम् – 3 प्रश्नः – 1
 
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SOHAM SARADA

Social cause writer

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

             
The sacred mango tree
The mango tree is another sacred tree in Hindu religion. Each part of the tree are used in many rituals. In grihaprabesh puja string made from mango leaves is hung on the entrance. Mango leaves are kept with coconut in kalasha sthapana. Blossoms of mango tree are offered to Sarasvati on Basant Panchami. I
Sacred Mango Tree
Introduction to Veda
The Vedas are known as the earliest record of Indo Aryan civilization. These are the most sacred books of India. They are containing spiritual knowledge of all aspects of life. The Vedas form the highest religious authority for all aspects of Hinduism and are a respected source of knowledge for human generally.
yanjya during vedic time
God Realization
God
A soul that believes God, experiences God’s infinite power, knowledge and bliss continuously, is called God realization. When one realizes the God, he has to be very humble on it.
Nakshatra - 4 - detailed introduction of 9 planets

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

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OMM GANESYA NAMAHA

*STAR*... *STAR*... *ASTRO STAR*

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star

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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OMM GANESYA NAMAHA

*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

Contributor at Ommrudraksha

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