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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Kaamika Ekaadasi July 2017



Dear Members:


The auspicious Kaamika ekaadasi is to be observed on July 19th/ July 20th this year.

Schedule of observance of Ekaadasi in different regions of the world:

a) USA, Canada, and all countries in North and South America, Countries in Europe- July 19th - Sarva Ekaadasi (common to both Smaartha and Vaishnava traditions).

b) Smaartha Ekaadasi for those living in middle-East countries, India, Bangaladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Fiji, etc. ( all countries  to the East of India including those that have not been spelt out explicitly here) - on July 19th.

c) Vaishnava Ekaadasi for those living in middle-East countries, India, Bangaladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Fiji, etc. ( all countries  to the East of India including those that have not been spelt out explicitly here) - on July 20th.

Merits of this ekaadasi (from Brahmavaivarta puraanam)....


Observing the kaamikaa ekaadasi gives one the merit that accrues out of bathing in sacred rivers. Offering Tulsi to Lord Mahaavishnu on this day pleases our Lord more than offerings of even the Nine Gemstones of rarest quality! A devotee who does proper worship of Lord Vishnu with Tulsi leaves on this ekaadashi day reaches Vaikuntam directly after the end of this life. Proper observanace of this ekaadasi will please Yama Dharmaraaj also. It is customary to donate a ghee lamp/ sesame oil lamp to a Krishna temple on this ekaadashi day. Such a devotee will be blessed by all celestials. The merit accruing out of this ekaadashi is equivalent to that accruing out of recital of all Holy Scriptures.


Elsewhere, it has been mentioned by Lord Brahma to Sage Narada that the merit of observing this ekaadasi is equivalent to that obtained by donating a healthy cow along with her calf and one year's feed to a worthy vedic scholar. So, those who have vamsa Kshaya doshas in chart (yogas indicative of end of lineage due to past sins) might benefit by this ekaadasi which gives go-dhaana punya.

May our members observe this holy fast and become recipients of Divine Grace.


Blessed be.

Pandit R. DAKSHINAMOORTHI

www.kasamba.com/psychic/pandit-dakshinamoorthi

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Guru Poornima 2017

Dear All:

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Guru Poornima is to be observed on July 8, 2017 in countries to the West of Asia (USA, Canada, UK, countries in the African continent, etc.).  Those living in middle-east countries, India, and countries to the east of India must observe this on July 9, 2017.

Guru Poornima is an auspicious day when we offer our respects to the Guru Paramparaa - the unbroken line of Gurus beginning from Lord Sadashivaa Himself to our individual Gurus. [Vaishnavas might remember the Guru Parampara beginning from Shriman Naarayanan Himself, followed by Devarishi Narada, and down the lineage to their own Gurus].,

Please note that those who do Pournami poojas every month must offer the Devi Pooja on the night of July 8, 2017 throughout the world because for this - the consideration is that Pournami must be operating on the night of the relevant day....for Vyaasa Pooja, the consideration is that Pournami must operate in the morning hours of the day...hence the difference in dates for Guru Pooja for different places.


Sanyaasis of aamnaaya mutts offer Vyaasa pooja on this occasion.  Remembering our mentors whoever guided our lives in ever-so-small ways, or did poojas on our behalf for our welfare with gratitude is the recommended activity today. Small offerings out of gratitude may be offered to family preceptors or people who have offered guidance to you in some way in the previous year if you can afford such offerings.

We are planning to do special austerities in this connection, and will pray for Universal Welfare.

Those who are initiated into Moola mantras of Shri Veda Vyaasa, Gorakhnaath, Sage Agasthya, Shri Medha Dakshinamoorthi, Shri Hayagreeva, Dattatreya, Hanumaan, Skanda, etc. can meditate on those Gurus with those mantra recitals.  Others may simply remember whomever they consider as their Gurus with devotion and gratitude today.

May Guru's Grace show us the light with which we can trace our way forward in our lives.

Best regards to everyone,

Blessed be.
Pandit R DAKSHINA MOORTHI.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Devasayani ekaadasi 2017


This is about Sarva Sayana Ekaadasi (also known as Padma Ekaadasi, Hari Sayani ekaadasi, Aashaadi ekaadasi).


Sarva Sayana Ekaadasi falls on the bright fortnight of the month Aashaada. It is also known as Vishnu sayani ekaadasiIt is believed that after this Ekaadasi, Lord Vishnu goes to sleep along with the demi-gods (Yoga Nidra - not merely the senseless sleep of us mortals; the Lord's sleep is Yoga Nidra - a yogic trance where His Will is still active!) till He wakes up on Prabhodini Ekaadasi after 4 months.

SCHEDULE FOR OBSERVATION OF THIS FAST

Sarva ekaadasi throughout the world - July 4, 2017.

Vaishnava ekaadasi for those living in Japan, Fiji, Australia, and New Zealand on July 5, 2017.  Those observing smaartha traditions will observe ekaadasi on July 4, 2017 only in these places too.


Observance of this ekaadasi should be mainly for getting the Grace of Lord Vishnu. We should not fast on this day with any material gains in mind . Material gains like abundance and happiness of mind will follow automatically; but we are not supposed to make a sankalpa to this effect according to established traditions. We have seen that the other ekaadasis can also be observed with material gains like birth of child, or gain of fame or other material ends as sankalpa - but not this sayana ekaadasi. This ekaadasi automatically removes residual sins committed unknowingly.

To illustrate this effect, there is the legend of a great famine during the rein of the Great Surya Vamsha king Maandaata who was known for his righteousness. There was a minor sin in the kingdom due to transgression of a natural law of dharma which had resulted in famine in the kingdom. On the advice of Sage Aangirasa, the King instructed all his subjects (Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyaas, and Sudras - i.e. all castes) to observe this ekaadasi fast on Sayana Ekaadasi for obtaining the Grace of Lord Vishnu. Due to the observance, the kingdom was relieved from the grips of pestilence.


Those who cannot afford to observe a full fast may fast by just avoiding rice and grains, and by consuming uncooked fruits/ vegetables or by drinking fruit juices or milk. But, please observe this important fast in some form and meditate on Lord Hari on this day with the pure intent of becoming recipients of His Grace.


Blessed be.

Pandit R.DAKSHINAMOORTHI
Astrological and Remedial consultant
www.kasamba.com/psychic/pandit-dakshinamoorthi

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