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Shree Yantra-The symbol of Universe

Shree Yantra

By Diptimayee parida | bangalore August 9, 2017

Sri Chakra or Sri Yantra is a symbol of both universe and its cause. It is explained as a divine geometry and has worshiped in a special manner throughout India. It is worshiped by one and all for bestows wealth, health and above all salvation. It is the blueprint of all creation and holds supreme order and mathematics within its form. It is found in all states of India.

It is built of two sets of triangles. One set is composed four male or Shiva triangles called Shrikanthas denoting four aspects of consciousness power and the five female shakti triangles denote the five senses of knowledge, action and five gross forms of matter. These two set of triangles are signifies the union of Shiva and Shakti. As so united they make the figure within the eight lotus petals in the yantra. Outside of these there are sixteen other lotuses. There are some more lines is called as Bhupura.

                 Sri yantra

Keeping the yantra and not worshiping bring negative effects to the home. One should use sphatik Sri Yantra to get household benefits. For money a silver sri yantra is worshiped. It is very important to chant “om shrim hring shrim mahalaxmaye shrim hring shrim namah” for 108 times. The yantra will become siddh and getting magical benefit from this. 

Sri Yantra has 9 types of energies in it as follows.

  • 1- First chakra gets happiness, self confidence and wealth.    
  • 2- 2nd chakra gets sarva siddhi, you can achieve by daily meditation
  • 3- 3rd chakra gets rid of illness
  • 4- 4th chakra gets rid of all doshas
  • 5- 5th chakra gets rid all your works
  • 6- 6th chakra makes you more fortunate
  • 7- 7th chakra gets rid all negativity from you
  • 8- 8th chakra fulfills your wish
  • 9- 9th chakra provides one with trilok mohan.

 

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Diptimayee parida India

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

The holy stone Salagrama

Importance of Salagrama Sila

By Diptimayee parida | bangalore August 29, 2017

Salagrama silas are sacred black stones which come from the Gandaki River valley of the Himalayas. The qualities and characteristics of the salagrama sila are not found anywhere except in the Gandaki religion. It is the holy and powerful stone which never needed more prana pratistha as salagrama is Lord Vishnu himself. Salagram is Lord Vishnu pattern like linga is pattern of lord Shiva. Sri Salagrama is a smooth black colored shila by nature. Salagrama is worshiped by Hindus mostly Vaisnava and lord Vishnu devotees.

Salagrama sila had huge respect in vaisnava sampradaya. In Ram navami, Krishna janmasthami salagrama stone is worshiped as lord Vishnu. Salagrama is worshiped by hawan, yagna, sloka mantra, bath with ganga holy water and panchamrita every year. Salagram is daily worshiped by abhiseckham to please lord vishnu. If we keep Tulsi and Salagram together it willn’t creates poverty, unhappiness, fearness in that house.

salagrama sila

 

Salagrama is found with one or two or three chakra to unlimited beautiful chakra marks. Every chakra is described as different names of lord Vishnu. It is also found with marks like sankha, gada, hole, different sizes and colors like red, yellow, mostly black etc.

 

Benefits of salagram-

  • 1- There is residential of goddess lakshmi, ganesha, saraswati and all gods in that house where salagram is kept and worshiped.

 

  • 2- by offering tulsi leaves to the salagram easily pleased lord vishnu. Tulsi salagram marriage ceremony is celebrated in month of kartik every year.

 

  • 3- Devotee of salagram never caught by yama dutta. One will attain Baikunthadham after salvation.

 

  • 4-bathing salagram with gangajal everyday, one can be erased off all the sins like Brahmahatya.

 

  • 5- It is believed that by chanting salagram mantra washed away all the sins.

 

  • 6- In kali yuga if a person worsips sila with faith and love, he will eternally enjoysublime spiritual happiness.

 

  • 7-where salagram and dwarka silas sit togethere, mukti also resides.

 


 

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Diptimayee parida India

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Nakshatra - introductory -1

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

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OMM GANESYA NAMAHA

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

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star

We often listen to the Word 'Star' and in many situations we are asked to tell what our star is. I mean in the context of Astrology such as

  • When a Baby is born,
  • While saying sankalpa in the temples,
  • While fixing the muhurtha for an occasion,
  • To match two people (Bride and Bride Groom) for marriage
  • And to give Astrological suggestions etc.

But what is this star - in Sanskrit we say Nakshatra, Tara etc...

But in English the word Star is referred in the sense of a Planet as well, but here our context is only Nakshatra..!!

Let us strictly talk about Star now i.e. Nakshatra

In Indian/Vedic Astrology we have 28 stars, out of which 27 stars are used for predictive astrological purpose but other 28th is used in Muhurtha purpose due to several other Vedic reasons.

Let us think now what a star is? - is that something which is glowing brightly in the sky or anything else stars in sky

Yes they are something which are in the sky... But if we think each Nakshatra as only one star (numerical) then we need a better definition to understand an astrological star. In other words star is called as asterism i.e. group of few stars that form a shape, to understand in-depth qualities of any star we should also consider the shape formed by the asterism in to account.

Each Star has several things to know about such as degree position in zodiac, Sign placement, lord, tatwa, gana etc... likewise some 20+ parameters are there. Let us discuss each of them clearly from our next post onwards. Starting with Ashwini till Revathi.

Star is logically a particular portion of zodiac, in other words the sequential arrangement of stars forms zodiac. Both of these statements conveys same meaning.

So let us understand few things about Zodiac for now...

We have 12 Signs

27 stars

Each star has again 4 Padas

And whole zodiac in degrees i.e. 360deg

So 12 signs = 27 Nakshatras ------ (1)

27 Nakshatras = 27*4 Padas = 108 Padas ---------------

12 signs = 360Deg

So we need to distribute 108 Padas in to 12 signs

So for each sign it comes 108/12 Padas = 9 Padas

So 27 Stars = 360 deg

1 Star = 360 /27 = 13deg and 20 min

So each pada = 13.20 /4 = 3Deg 20Min

So let us do reverse calculation again 3deg 20 min* 108 = 360 Deg which is equal to full zodiac

So here we should know that each star is 13 Deg 20 Min

Each pada is 3Deg 20Min and each sign is 30 Deg So if we divide entire zodiac by 27 and each part is one Star.

Let us go on digging much deeper in to stars immediately after having a small introduction about the zodiac and 12 signs of it from the next post onwards.
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The Essence Of Gayatri Mantra

Chanting Of Gayatri Mantra

By Diptimayee parida | bangalore August 24, 2017

Gayatri mantra is considered as the most important and sacred among all mantras in Hindu rituals. The material and spiritual benefits that it bestows are immense.  It is believed one of the oldest mantra which has also been chronicled in Rigveda. Its origin is attributed to the creator of the universe Lord Brahma.

The matra consists of the prefix om bhur bhuvah suvah, which appears in Yajurveda and the verse 3.62.10 of Rigveda. It is also the name of the goddess who is considered the personification of this mantra. Chanting of Gayatri mantra helps to increase the spiritual growth and wisdom. Deva savitur is invoked in this mantra, so it is also called savitur. Savitur is associated with sun or Surya dev.

Maa Gayatri Mantra

 

Meaning of the mantra- om- Brahma
Bhur-embodiment of vital spiritual energy
Bhuvah- eliminates the sufferings
Svah- embodies happiness
Tat- the Supreme Being Om
Savitur-bright and luminous like the sun
Varenyam-best or most exalted
Bhargo-destroyer of sins
Devasya-divine
Dhimahi-may imbibe
Dhiyo-intellect
Yo-who
Nah-our
Prachodayat-may inspire

It is a prayer to the divine the creator of universe, the essence of our life existence, who removes all our sorrows and grants happiness. The brilliance which may purify us and guide us on the right path.

Chanting of Gayatri mantra helps students to increase learning capacity and concentration. It helps as the mantra begins with Om that has a calming effect on the mind.

It is recommended that while chanting Gayatri mantra you should use a Rudraksha Mala. It is recommended to chant 3 rudraksha malas each in the morning and evening. Before recite this mantra the person should be in a comfortable seating position and must wear clean clothes.

 

          
diptimayee parida

Diptimayee parida India

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

Moon on Lord Shiva's head

Significance of Moon on the head of Lord Shiva

By Diptimayee parida | bangalore August 22, 2017

The supreme Lord Shiva has many symbols and one of them is moon on his head. There is a story about this in our mythology. Daksha’s twenty seven daughters were married to the God Chandra. One of the Chandra’s wives named Rohini loved more than his other wives. So the other wives of moon complained their father for this. Daksha warned his son in law to devote himself equally to all wives. But Chandra didn’t listen any warning of Daksha. Daksha thereupon cursed the moon that he would gradually fade away.

After this moon started losing its luminescence every day and he didn’t know what to do. It got afraid and with the advice of Brahma, Chandra went to prabhasa tirtha and made a linga on the bank of the river saraswati. There he prayed Lord Shiva for six months. At the end Shiva appeared before Chandra and granted him a boon. Then Chandra explained about his problem.

Then Shiva answered Daksha’s curse couldn’t be entirely ignored. He said during Krishnapaksha you will wane. In shuklapaksha you will wax, it is the solution for this problem. Chandra become very happy and took refuge in lord Shiva. Lord Shiva wore the moon crescent on his head making him grow for 15 days and decay for 15 days periodically.

lord shiva

 

The linga to which Chandra prayed is Somnath, the first of jyotirlingas. The legend said that the somnath is the first temple which was built by Chandra dev himself. So Somnath means the protector of moon god.

• The crescent moon symbolizes that he has controlled the mind perfectly.
• The crescent moon on Shiva’s head looks like an ornament. The waxing and waning phenomenon of the moon indicates the time cycle through which creation evolves from the beginning to end. Since the lord is the eternal reality but he is beyond time.

 

          
diptimayee parida

Diptimayee parida India

Contributor at Ommrudraksha

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