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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Vaikaasi Visakham festival on May 27, 2010

Dear Members:

The auspicious Vaikaasi Visakham festival is celebrated on May 27, 2010. This is the birthday of Shri Subramanya (also known as Skanda, Kaartikeya, Muruga, etc.). He had His Genesis from the Third Eye of Lord Shivaa (as many of you might be aware, the Third Eye is the symbol of Wisdom and Divine Knowledge/ Powers). Thus Skanda is the perfect Gnaana Moorthi - as He had His Genesis from the flames of the Third Eye of Lord Shiva Himself. He manifested to destroy the evil forces headed by Soorapadman and his brothers who had a boon that he can be destroyed only by a son of Lord Shiva. Worshipping Lord Skanda on this auspicious day will help us to destroy the demons of our mind and personality - like anger, lust, and delusion (In fact mystic experts opine that the demons Soorapadman and his brothers signify Aanavam, Kanmam, and Maayai - and Lord Skanda signifies Absolute Knowledge and Wisdom which can vanquish those evils).

Reciting Skanda Sahasranaamam, Subramanya Bhujangam (By Shri Aadi Shankarar), Kandar Anubhooti (By Shri Arunagirinaathar), Tirumurugaarrupadai (by Nakeerar), Tirupugazh (By Arunagirinaathar), Kanda Shashti kavacham (Shri Baala Devaraayar swaamigal), and such other devotional works on Lord Skandaa today will be auspicious.

Those who can't recite the elaborate scriptures mentioned above may benefit by chanting simple names such as
1) Om Skandaaya namah (to improve physical strength).
2) Om Kumaaraya namah (for progenic happiness)
3) Om Valliimanavaalaaya namah (for success in romantic matters and good luck in marital life)
4) Om DevasEnaapatayE namah (for overcoming the evil designs of enemies).
5) Om SkandaGuravE namah (for getting Divine Guidance).
6) Om Shakti hastaaya namah (for getting Divine Protection).
7) Om Shiva Gnaana Desikaaya namah/ Om Gnaana Panditaaya namah (mastery over esoteric knowledge)

This is an auspicious day to get deeksha into beeja mantras related to Shri Kartikeya from suitable Gurus(there are shadakshari mantra, Panchadasaakshari mantra, etc. on Lord Skandaa that should be chanted after initiation).

Worship of Lord Skandaa can be a good remedy for Sarpa Dosha and Mars dosha in horoscopes, and can bless a person with peace and prosperous life materialistically, and Divine Wisdom - spiritually.

Special poojas are being conducted on this occasion at our residence at chennai for Universal Welfare.

Members of paaraayanam group please note that you will be automatically included as honorary beneficiaries in the poojas done today.


Astrological and Remedial consultant

Narasimha Jayanthi on May 26, 2010

Dear Members:

This post is about Shri Narasimha Jayanthi this year which falls on May 26, 2010.

Lord Narasimha is a Ugra Form of Lord Mahaa Vishnu, but His Ugra Form is fearsome only for those who are demonaic in nature and transgress the line of Dharma. For His devotees, He is the Shantha Narasimha - the Graceful Lakshmi Narasimha with Devi Lakshmi seated on His lap and His child Devotee Shri Bhakta Prahlaada worshipping Him.Worship of Lord Narasimha makes a person brave and adventurous. Mere sight of a Narasimha Upaasakaa is enough to drive away most minor goblins, and doshas. The Revered Aachaarya of Sringeri (now of Revered memory) - Shri Ugra Narasimha Bharati was a living example of what siddhi of Narasimha Upaasanaa can confer on a living soul. The mere presence of the Aacharya has driven away disturbing elementals from haunted houses.

For householders who are in the grips of debts, Runa Vimochana Narasimha sthothram is a panacea to the trouble. Chanting it once every day can be an antidote against falling into a debt trap. Those who are already facing severe debt crises, can try chanting it 8 times, 18 times, or 32 times, or even 108 times to get immediate relief during critical periods. This is one of the mantras that can give speedy relief from debts and improvement in financial condition (even if the horoscope indicates disastrous financial prospects for a native, this sthothra can change the Fate).

Another powerful hymn on Shri Narasimha is "Shri Lakshmi Narasimha Karaavalamba sthothram" - requesting His Helping Hand during critical periods.The Sahasranaamam of Shri Lakshmi Narasimhar is a wonderful composition vested with poetic beauty of a Divine degree. You can almost Feel the vibes as you keep chanting certain portions of it.Those who can recite these shothras can do so and become recipients of His Grace. Others may simply chant "Jaya Jaya Simhaa....Jaya Narasimhaa" with devotion as many times as possible. (Paaraayanam group members please note that the Runa Vimochana sthothram is already in our Files section which you may listen to on that day; I will try to upload the file on Shri Narasimha Karaavalambham also if possible). After the recitals, offering of Paanagam (mixture of water, Gur, cardomom) can be placed in the prayer altar which can then be consumed by everyone after the pooja.

Visit to Divya kshetras like Sholingar (called Kadigaachalam), Ahobhilam, Mangalagiri, Mattapalli Narasimhar temple, etc. on this day will be very auspicious.Lord Narasimha is varaprasaadhi. According to one traditional legend, when the demon Hiranyakasipu queried his son Bhakta Prahlaada about Shri Hari's abode, the child replied that He is everywhere. But, even before the child answered thus, Lord Vishnu was so anxious to prove His Devotee as correct that He pervaded the Whole Universe with his tejas so that He can appear at momen't notice wherever the child shows his hands (after all, the child could have shown any place as per his whim and fancy; the Lord wanted to prove him correct without the least delay!). It is well-known that when Hiranyakasipu pointed at a pillar and asked if Hari is there, Prahlaada boldly said yes. When Hiranyakasipu kicked the pillar, Lord Narasimha manifested immediately and put an end to the demon.It may just be a poetic exaggeration about Lord Vishnu being "anxious" about which place His devotee will show as His abode and from which He should manifest immediately, thereby He pervading the Whole Universe with His tejas....... (afterall the Omniscient Lord need not take special efforts to be everywhere....HE IS ALREADY EVERYWHERE!). The point to be noted about this is that it gives a hint about the "attitude" of this Ugra Narasimha.....He is ever ready to extend a helping hand to His devotees at moment's notice and to grant them boons.

May He with the Lion Face who manifested in a pillar on the expressed confidence of His child Devotee at moment's notice be with us and protect us from all perils - at the very moment when we seek His Assistance.


Astrological and Remedial consultant

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Mohini Ekaadasi on May 23/ May 24, 2010

Dear Members:

The auspicious Mohini Ekaadasi falls on May 23/ May 24, 2010 this year.

It is to be observed on May 23, 2010 by those living in USA, Canada, Caribbean Isles, and other nations in North and South America.

For rest of the world, it is to be observed on May 24, 2010.

This is a fast that is believed to give relief from sufferings arising out of our sins of previous births.

May our members observe this fast as per their abilities and become recipients of Divine Grace.

Blessed be.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Vishnupati punyakaalam on May 14/ May 15, 2010

Dear Members:

The auspicious Vishnupati Punya kaalam falls on May 14, 2010 for those living in USA, Canada, and other countries of American continents, United Kingdom, and European nations that fall in timezones less than +2 hours East from GMT.

It is to be observed by those in Gulf countries, India, Myanmar, China, Russia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Fiji, Australia, New zealand, and Japan on May 15, 2010.

Dharma shaastra says that any meritorious deed done during periods like Vishnupati Punya kaalam will ensure Divine Protection for the next 7 years. Also, the results of the meritorious deeds (punya) get multiplied 1000 times!

The whole day is auspicious and you may perform special worships or charities at any time from dawn of the date mentioned (14th May or 15th May, 2009 depending on your geographical location) till the sunrise of the next day. So, even those of you who may have busy schedules should make it a point to some how squeeze time to do special prayers/ meditation on this punya kaalam day and become recipients of Divine Grace.

Reciting sthothras like Shri Vishnu Sahasranaamam, Shrimad Bhaagavatam, Shrimad Raamaayanam, Shrimad Bhagavat Geetha, etc. will be very auspicious on this Vishnupati period. Also, it will be auspicious to offer oblations in Honour of Deities, Sages, and ancestors during this Punya kaalam.

The least you can do is to recite "Raama Raama" whenever you get time throughout the day.

Japa, Tapa, HOma, and Dhaana are the limbs of punya, and by performing any of these on Holy Days like these, we can erase the tough writings of Lord Brahma from our foreheads and have our Destiny rewritten favourably by the Golden nib of the Lord. May our members indulge in charitable/ religious deeds on this Holy Day and become recipients of Divine Grace. Divine Grace is the only Wealth that will never get eroded by "recession" or "macro economic factors." May we earn this Wealth of Divine Grace zealously on Holy Days like these and invest in our own bright future (it is punya that gets translated as good luck - sooner or later!).

Om Namah Shivaya

Om NamO Naaraayanaaya

Shri Raam Jaya Raam Jaya Jaya Raam.

Blessed be


Astrological and Remedial consultant

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Akshaya Tritiyai on May 16, 2010

Akshaya Trithiyai vrattam falls on May 16, 2010 this year for the entire world.

This is an auspicious day when Lord Brahma started Creation in the beginning of the Chatur Yugas. Today is Kruta Yugathi. Lord Parasuraama's Jayanthi is also today only. Venerating Lord Parasuraama who vanquished the rulers who had forgotten the ethical ways of conducting affairs of the state today this year is more apt for those countries going for elections now (especially India!). May His Grace destroy the influence of the vested interests and corrupted-beyond-redemptions politicians of our land, and subtly pave the way for fresh blood with fire of idealism to enter the public sphere. (I know practically the situation does look grim for such hopes - but then, we are asking for a Miracle - and why not? when He is willing to always to listen to us!!!!)
This is a very important day for spiritual aspirants. This is a day when siddhis (yogic powers) seek out sincere aspirants! Arjuna obtained Pasupatha Astra, Lord Shiva got Biksha from Annapoorani to remove his Brahmahathi dosha, and various devotees have also got siddhis on this auspicious day.

Kshaya means destruction; akshaya means - that which does not get destroyed or that which is ever increasing. So, any auspicious activity that we indulge in today will have manifold benefits. Those who are performing mantra japas should capitalize on this wonderful day and energize their mantras. Students can consider joining new courses (including summer courses on music, martial arts, swimming, painting, etc.).

This is a day when any activity can be done without regard to usual taboos of vaara, thithi, or nakshatra dosha. Any act of charity or donation done on this day will give manifold results. So, you may consider donating money to charities of your choice (it can be as little as Rs.1/- to a poor beggar on the street! The amount or to whom you donate is not important....but the attitude with which you offer the donations is most important). Now a days, there is an unnecessary business fad promoted by commercial establishments about "purchasing" gold/ silver/ other valuables (I think Platinum ads are also making headway recently in the tube!). Though it is true that purchasing auspicious articles on that day will prove good, it is definitely not correct to do such purchases with "borrowed" money or on debts, just on the belief that purchasing something on that day is good. You can purchase valuables with your own money if you have saved for them. Borrowing money just for purchasing on that day is definitely not recommended because, your "borrowing" might become akshaya is it not???? (Just my logic!!!!)Of course, if you have been planning to purchase some valuables with your savings for sometime now, you may consider purchasing the items on this day. But, mere purchasing valuables on the Akshaya trithiyai day is not going to magically alter your fortunes. I request our members not to fall into that superstitious trap that has gained currency now-a-days.This day is more about learning, acquiring wisom, performing acts of merit and such other Higher Purposes rather than mere acquisition of valuables. This day is too precious to be spent on standing in long-ques outside jewellery shops! Instead, consider visiting a nearby temple and doing some cleaning work on the premises, volunteering in a hospital, donating blood to a blood-bank, donating old clothes or sweets to Homes for the destitutes/ old persons, or taking blessings from elders in your family or community.

We will be performing special poojas and homams for Universal Welfare on this day and all our Paaraayanam group members will be included as special beneficiaries of this on a honorary basis.
Other than this mails have been sent to select individuals from among the blog readers' list regarding this participation. Such persons may, if it is convenient for them, participate as special sponsors in this austerity.

May all our members derive immense spiritual and mundane benefits by this austerity, and above all, become recipients of Divine Grace.

Blessed be.

Astrological and Remedial consultant

Friday, May 7, 2010

Parama Ekaadasi - May 9/10, 2010

Dear Members:

The auspicious Parama Ekaadasi fast falls on May 9/ May 10, 2010 this year.

schedule of the fast for those living in different places on earth

The fast is to be observed on May 9, 2010 by those living in the United States, Canada, and other American continent countries, those living in Gulf countries, and European countries (including UK).

Smaartha ekaadasi for those living in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh (ekaadasi for those following shaiva doctrines) is to be observed on May 9, 2010.
Vaishnava ekaadasi for those living in India, Pakistan, and Bangaladesh (ekaadasi for those following vaishnavite doctrines) is to be observed on May 10, 2010.

The fast is to be observed by those living in Myanmar, China, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Fiji, New Zealand, and Australia on May 10, 2010.

significance of the Parama ekaadasi

Parama Ekaadasi is the ekaadasi fast to be observed on the 11th lunar day in the dark phase of the extra-lunar month (adhika maasa). As the name implies it is an "Ultimate Fast," that has the potency to remove sufferings caused by great karmic backlogs that follow us from various previous births. According to puraanaas, kubEraa - the demigod of Wealth obtained never ending wealth by the power of observance of this fast, and King Harischandra who lost his kingdom, wife and son due strange twist of events regained his lost kingdom, relatives, and glory by the power of this fast.

It is traditional to begin a Pancharaatrika fast (fast for 5 nights) beginning from this ekaadasi day. In such observances, a full fast is to be observed on ekaadasi day, and on the subsequent days a full fast is not observed - but food habits are regulated and one needs to spend time in Divine Contemplation consuming just little, maintaining strict celibacy, etc. Very few people can observe such a rigorous fast in these modern times, and I am mentioning this just for information purposes and for the sake of the rare soul who might be tempted to give this Divine Endeavour an attempt:) Lord Krishna declares that anyone who observes the Parama Ekaadasi and continues the pancharaatrika fast burns away all sins, and such a person will enjoy a happy mundane life in this plane and attain Liberation from cycle of births once the tenure in this plane of existence comes to an end.

This Parama Ekaadasi is considered as King of Fasts, and one who observes this diligently (even devoid of the pancha raatrika - 5 day austerity) enjoys merit equal to that obtained by taking bath in the Holy Teertha of Pushkar, Ganges, etc., and donating a cow to a learned religious person. Such a person also enjoys the merit of having observed all other auspicious austerities, and also deceased ancestors of such a person get satisfaction equivalent to that obtained when oblations are offered at Gaya.

Offering even a small quantity of wealth in charity to deserving persons on this Parama ekaadasi day can give manifold results (as per shastras, donation of wealth in charity is mandatory for ensuring good wealth in subsequent incarnations - if at all we fail to obtain liberation).

May our members observe this austerity to the best of their abilities and become recipients of Divine Grace.

Blessed be.

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