Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Gemstone / Mani for Sun or Surya
For acquiring the blessings of Lord Surya besides vanishing the malefic effects of Sun, Gemstone Ruby is believed to be best effective gem which is dominated by the sun.
This Ruby gemstone / mani for Sun should be of least 3.5 carat weight approximately besides depending upon the placement of Sun in the horoscope chart for taking in account its strength. the gemstone should be worn in gold ring on Sundays.
Adoption of the Ruby gem should be preceded with the trial of the gem as in keeping the stone under the pillow for 2-3 days while sleeping for it’s being believed to give certain indications through dreams or some intuitions. It should be followed by the purification or Shuddhikaran of the gem through its sanctification in not boiled milk, honey, curd, pure ghee, ending with some sacred water like Ganga jal besides chanting the Surya mantra during the whole procedure. The Ruby gemstone could be worn as a ring or locket. The metal prescribed for ring is gold. This ring should be worn in the ring finger of right hand on Sunday. The gemstone remedy is very effective for some natives.
Vrat for Sun or Surya
Fasting or vrat for Sun is one of the deep believed way of pleasing the supreme souls of heaven so as for Lord Surya which is perceived to be an effective remedy for vanishing the malefic effects of Sun and for attaining the blessings of Lord Surya.
According to this prescription of the fasting or vrat procedure for Sun or Surya, one should fast on Sundays with starting his or her day with the worship of Surya Deva and followed by dependence upon on pure food that only fruits for the whole day along with taking a meal once in the whole day comprising sweet dish and avoiding salt, which could also comprise gudd. This process of fasting or vrat should be followed for the whole malefic period on account of astrological studies. This astrologicval remedy for lord sun is very effective if done properly by the native.
Charity or Daana for Sun or Surya
Doing good to others in this mortal land is one of the best way to please deities which directly relates to Lord Surya for which the native needs to accomplish some of it’s part on Sundays which pleases sun and works for vanishing his malefic effects. The charity or daana could include clothing, pulses (1 ¼ KG ) and whatever a person would feel to donate from heart. This charity or daana should be done on each Sunday till the end of this malefic period. This astrological remedies of doing daana or charity is quite effective.
Japa / Chanting Mantra for Sun or Surya
Chanting the mantras or Japa of Lord Surya is one of the best way to reminiscence the deity and to bestow him reverence with the adoption of any of it’s form for one hundred eight ( 108) times to twenty five thousand times on account of the placement of Sun in the horoscope chart.
Chanting the mantras of Surya or japa of Surya requires a lot of seriousness and sincerity for which it should be followed in a properly decided form about number of times, place and time of chanting for everyday schedule. Besides this, it requisites the accurate pronunciation of mantras. In one sitting , the person can do the japa of surya mantra for 108 times or multiples of 108 times.
“Om hraang hreeng hraung sah suryaya namah”
Saturday, December 25, 2010
"Om Hlim Sham Shanaye Namah"
"Om praam preem praum sah shanayishraya namah"
"Om sham shanayscharaya namaha"
"Aum Aing Hring Shring Shung Shanaishcharaye Namah Aum"
Shani Gayatri Mantra
"Om Sanaischaraya vidhmahe
tanno manda prachodayat"
Shani Dhyan Mantra
Nilanjana samabhasam raviputram yamagrajam
chaya martanda sambhutam tam namami shaishcharam
I bow to Lord Shani, who is black in colour and son of Sun and born to Chaya and brother of Yama , who moves very slowly.
Om Shanno Devirabhishtaya Aapo Bhavantu Peetaye Shanyorbhisravantumah Shanaishcharaaya Namah
Friday, December 24, 2010
"Om Ya Devi SarvaBhuteshu Lakshmirupen sansthita, Namastasyei Namastasyei Namastasyei Namo Namah"
The mantra is attributed to Goddess Lakshmi. She is well known as the Goddess of wealth among the Hindus.
The continuous chant of this mantra for 108 times everyday can help to acquire fabulous wealth.
The use of a beaded garland of Tulsi (Basil Plant) is favourable.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
KAPITTHYA JAMBOO PHALCHARU BHAKSHANAM
NAMAMI VIGHNESHWAR PADPANKAJAM
Elephant-faced, worshipped by the existing beings, of all living beings,
tasting the elephant apple (kaith) and jambolana (jamun),
the son of Uma, destroyer of grief,
I bow to the lotus feet of Ganesha who is Lord of all.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
The Sun God appeared before her in her dream. He sold, Why did not you take your meals? Why did you not offer food to the Idols? The old lady said politely, My neighbors lady did not allow me to collect cow-dung from her house. I could not clean my house. I have no cow of my own. The Sun God said, I am happy with you because you kept fast on Sunday. I am pleased with your worship. I shall give you a beautiful The god disappeared. The old lady opened her eyes. A beautiful much cow with a calf was there in her courtyard. She was surprised to see them. She arranged hay and water for them.
When the neighbors lady saw the cow in the old ladies house, she became jealous of her. She also noticed that the cows dung was of gold and not an ordinary dung. She took the gold dung and replaced it with the ordinary dung of her cow. She continued the replacing practice for a number of days. The Sun God noted that the old lady was being cheated by her neighbor. He caused a storm at sun-set. The old lady tethered her cow inside her room for its safety. She was, however, surprised to see that her cow gave her gold dung instead of an ordinary one. She could see through her neighbors trick.
The neighbors lady was constantly jealous. She thought of a plan to deprive her of the wonder cow. She went to the king and said, My Lord, a poor old lady in our neighborhood has a divine cow. The cow gives gold dung. It would be befitting for your graciousness if this cow Is with you. She keeps it inside her room. No one can have even its glimpse. The king was a greedy person. He told his courtier, Go immediately and bring the
The old lady was about to offer food to the Sun Gods idol when the courtier reached her house. He untied the rope from peg and took away the cow. The lady prayed and wept, but all in vain. The old lady missed her meals that day. She prayed to her God for the safe return of the cow. She could not sleep at night. The king on the other hand, was highly pleased to have that divine cow. That night, he had a dream. The Sun God was there who said, I offered this cow to the old lady as a token of my affection for her worship of me. You do not deserve this cow.
The king woke up. He was badly shaken. He saw that the entire palace was full of cow dung. There was bad smell all around. In the morning, the king sent for the old lady with due honor. He returned the cow to the old lady and also gave her some wealth. The neighbors lady was suitably punished which was a cause of relief to all. The king proclaimed order that all his subjects should observe fast on Sundays if they wanted their desires to be fulfilled. Now, all his people were prosperous. Illness never visited them. They never faced any natural calamity. Everyone enjoyed happiness.
Friday, December 17, 2010
There is always a silver line hidden among the black clouds in the sky. The lightning of the eternal hope spreads into the thousands of dark clouds of disappointments. Inspite of so many vices prevailing in the social life some pious people lived the virtuous life like the lotus in the muddy water of the pond. Among all the virtuous people, Sheela and her husband also lived pious worldly life. Sheela was of religious nature living the contented life. Her husband was a humble fellow having good character.
Sheela and her husband lived honestly. They never abused or displeased anyone. They were happy to utilize their time in worshipping God. Their worldly life was ideal and people never got tired while praising them.
Thus she had been passing her life happily. It is said that the end of the misdeeds is quite strange. Who could read the words of fate written by the Goddess of Fortune? A king becomes a poor man, and a poor man becomes a king. By the destiny, in just a moment, such a great change can be done. As a result of misdeeds done, Sheela’s husband got the company of bad friends. It is said that the man is influenced by the company he keeps. Due to the influence of the company of bad friends, Sheela’s husband dreamed to be one of the wealthiest people gaining crores of rupees. As a result he misled his life and became as good as a beggar instead of becoming the wealthy person. He followed evil ways of immorality and began to ruin his life. He indulged in drinking wine, gambling, and race, speculation that had spread in the city-life. His friends were also on the same immoral path. He began to waste his money in the way of immorality. And at last he lost all the savings and also the ornaments of his wife. Once there was a golden time when he was passing his life happily with his wife and they were utilizing the time in worshiping God. Now there was a great change in their life. They became so poor that they could not get food to satisfy their hunger. Moreover Sheela had to suffer much due to the abusive language of her husband.
Sheela was a polite and well-cultured woman. She had suffered a lot because of her husband’s misbehavior. But keeping faith in God she began o bear the sufferings of unhappy life. Unhappiness is followed by happiness and happiness is followed by unhappiness in this worldly life. That is the eternal truth. Having faith in the eternal truth of the happiness and unhappiness, Sheela forgot herself in praying and worshipping God, she was hopeful for future happy life. While she had been passing her unhappy time of her life, one day at noontime someone came knocking at her door. She began to think, ‘who would have come to my place as I am so poor and have nothing with me?’ Still however, inspired by Aryan religious culture of welcoming the guests at the door, she stood up and opened the doors of her house.
To her wonder, she saw an old woman standing in front of her. She was a very old woman. Her face was dazzling with the glow of divine light. Her eyes were dripping with the glow of divine light. Her eyes were dripping the nectar of love. Her majestic face was overflowing with the compassion and love. Sheela experienced immense peace in her heart though she was not acquainted with her. She was full of delight. She welcomes her and gave her the only torn mat and requested her to sit with hesitation. The old lady said, ‘Sheela! Don’t you know me?’
Sheela humbly said, ‘Mother, I feel delightful to see you and experience peace in the soul, as if I have been searching you for a long time, but it seems that you are not known to me!’
With a smile the old lady said, ‘why! Did you forget me? Every Friday I used to come to the temple of Goddess Laxmiji, when there had been singing praise of the Goddess. There we happened to meet each other!’
Sheela was full of sorrow, as her husband had gone to the immoral way of life. She had stopped going to the temple of Goddess Laxmiji. She felt ashamed to get associated with others. She tried much to recollect the memory of that old lady. But she was not successful.
After a while, the old lady said to Sheela, ‘How sweet you had been singing prayer of Goddess Laxmiji in the temple amidst the devotees! Now days you are not seen there. Hence I have begun to think the reason for it. At last I have come to see you’. Hearing the kind words of the old lady, Sheela’s heart moved and her eyes were full of tears. She began to sob painfully. The old lady moved near her and began to console her striking lightly on her back with love.
The old lady said to Sheela, ‘My dear, happiness and sorrow are like the heat and shadow of the Sun. Happiness and misery come one after the other. Please have patience and tell me all about your sufferings. You will feel exempted from your pains, and will get the remedy for the same’.
Hearing the consoling words of the lady, Sheela’s heart felt peace and comfort. She said to her, ‘We were very happy in our life and enjoyed ourselves with the bliss in our heart. My husband was also having a good character. By the grace of God, we wee pleased with our financial position. We used to utilize our time in worshipping God. But by our ill luck, my husband was influenced by his bad company. At last he ruined the life by going on the path of immorality: drinking wine, speculation, gambling, race, intoxicating drugs etc. As a result we have become as good as beggars of the footpath’.
The old lady said, ‘Dear, happiness and sorrow come one after the other. Moreover the end of the misdeeds is strange. Every man has to suffer the consequences of his good or bad deeds. Now don’t get worried. You have already suffered all the consequences of your husband’s misdeeds. Now, you will have happy days of your life. You are the devotee of Goddess Laxmiji. Goddess Laxmiji is the incarnation of love and compassion. She is very merciful to her devotees. Hence, have patience and observe the Vrat of the Goddess Laxmiji and your life will be quite easy-going.’
Having heard about the observance of the Vrat of divine Goddess Laxmiji, Sheela’s face glittered with light. She said to the old lady, ‘Mother! Kindly tell me how the Vrat of Laxmiji can be observed. I will certainly observe it.’
The old lady said, ‘The Vrat of Laxmiji is very easy to follow. It is called the ‘Vaibhava Laxmi Vrat’ (Vrat giving wealth) or ‘Vaibhava Laxmi Vrat’ (Vrat giving Luxury). All the hopes of the person who observes the Vrat, will get fulfilled, and she or he becomes happy, wealthy and reputed’. Then she began to describe how to perform the Vrat.
‘Dear, this Vrat is very simple and easy to observe. Many people observe this Vrat by the improper method. Hence they don’t have good result. People believe that the Vrat can be observed only by applying yellow and red turmeric to golden ornaments. But it is not so. Vrat should be performed with proper ceremony according to the religious scriptures or shastras. Then only the observance of the Vrat becomes fruitful. The celebration of the Vrat also should be performed as prescribed by the shastras with proper ceremony’.
‘The Vrat should be observed on Friday every week. One should put on clean clothes after taking bath and should utter silently ‘Jai Ma Laxmi’. One should not speak evil of others. Having washed hands and feet in the evening, one should sit on the wooden seat facing the east direction. One should put a big wooden seat, and then one should put a copper pot on the small heaps of rice arranged on the handkerchief spread on the wooden seat. One should keep gold or a silver ornament or a rupee coin in a small bowl placed on the copper pot. One should light the lamp-stand and the incense stick near the wooden seat."
"There are many incarnations of Goddess Laxmi." A person observing the Vrat of Vaibhava Laxmi should devotedly see ‘Shree mystical diagram’ and various complexions or forms of goddess Laxmiji. Then one should sing the prayer of Laxmiji. Afterwards one should apply the ornament or a rupee-coin with the yellow and red turmeric and rice-grain. Then after adorning it with a red flower, one should wave lights keeping sweets or piece of jaggery and should utter ‘Jai Ma Laxmi’. After the rituals one should offer the prasad among the members of the family. That ornament or a rupee-coin should be put to the safe place. The water kept in the copper-bowl should be poured into the pot of basil-plant [tulasi] and the rice grain should be thrown to the birds. In this way one gets his or her desires fulfilled by observing the Vrat according to the prescribed ceremony of the shastras. A Man gets wealthy by the grace of Goddess Laxmiji. An unmarried girl gets married. The married woman maintains the happy state of wifehood and a childless woman gets a child by the influence of observance of the Vrat.
Sheela was pleased to know about the observance of the Vrat from that old lady. She said to her, ‘Mother! You have shown me the ceremony of the Vrat. Now I will surely observe it. But please, tell me how long this Vrat should be done and how it should be celebrated’. The old lady said, ‘People say that this Vrat can be done in one’s own way. But it is not so. This Vaibhava Laxmi Vrat should be done for eleven or twenty-one Friday. On the last Friday, the Vrat should be celebrated offering a coconut and sweet dish of rice. Then on that day the sweets should be given to seven unmarried girls or ladies, and saying…’Jai Ma Vaibhava Laxmi’ they should be given a book of ‘Vaibhava Laxmi Vrat’. Afterwards you should bow down your head to the photograph of Goddess Dhanlaxmi and should pray in the heart! Mother! I have observed the Vaibhava Laxmi Vrat. Please fulfill all our wishes! Kindly give wealth to the poor and give children to the childless woman. Let the married woman enjoy the happy state of wifehood. Let the unmarried girl fulfill her desires. Please have grace on those who observe your Vrat and be kind to them by favoring happiness in their lives’. By praying in this manner, bow down your head to the Dhan Laxmi, incarnation of the Goddess Laxmiji and Keep your hand above (not to touch) the flames of the lamp and apply it to your eyes’. Hearing the ceremony for the observation of Vaibhava Laxmi Vrat, she closed her eyes and decided in her mind to do the Vrat with full faith according to shastras for twenty-one Friday and to celebrate the same with ceremony. When Sheela opened the eyes, she was very much surprised to know that the old lady had disappeared! That old lady was no one else but Laxmiji Herself! As Sheela was the devoted worshipper, Goddess Laxmiji Herself had come in the form of an old lady to show Sheela the path of happiness.
On the very next day it was Friday. After taking bath Sheela began to utter, ‘Jai Ma Laxmi’ with full faith in the Goddess Laxmi. During the day she didn’t defame any one. In the evening having washed her hands and feet, Sheela placed the wooden seat. She put her nose-ornament in the small bowl placed on the copper pot, which was on the heaps of rice arranged on the handkerchief spread on the wooden seat. Sitting in the east, Sheela observed the Vaibhava Laxmi Vrat with proper ceremony as informed by that old lady. Then she offered some sugar to her husband. Immediately there was a great change in her husband’s nature. As usual her husband did not beat her! She was very much happy to see such miraculous change in husband. Then after observing the Vrat with devotion and faith for twenty-one Friday. Sheela celebrated the last Friday. She gave a book of Vaibhava Laxmi Vrat to seven ladies and bowing down her head to the photograph of Goddess Laxmiji, prayed: ‘Mother! I have finished observance of the Vrat today. Kindly fulfill the desires of the unmarried girls and return the happiness of those who observe the Vrat. Be merciful to bless us with bliss of life uttering, "Give wealth to the poor, a child to the childless woman and preserve the happiness of the married woman. Kindly fulfill the desires." Uttering these words, Sheela kept her hands above the flames of the lamp and applied her hands to her eyes and paid homage to the Goddess. In this way, Sheela could get the result as she had observed the Vrat according to the prescribed ceremony of the shastras. Her husband gave up the immoral way of life and began to earn with great efforts. With the pious power of the Goddess, her husband became wealthy. He got back the ornaments of Sheela mortgaged by him. Hence forward he became a noble man and Sheela regained the peace and happiness in her life as before.
Having seen the pious power of the Vaibhava Laxmi Vrat, other women of the street began to perform the Vrat according to ceremony described by the shastras.
Oh! Goddess Dhan Laxmi! Be merciful to all, as you had been to Sheela. Fulfill the desires of all. Bless all with peace and bliss. Jai Ma Dhan Laxmi! Jai Ma Vaibhava Laxmi!!.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Shri Vratam – Important Puja during Laxmi Panchami:
Shri Vratam (Lakshmi Puja) is the important ritual (pooja) to perform on Laxmi Panchami day. Worshipping Goddess LaxmiDevi with Shodasha Upacharas (16 types of ritualistic worship) and Lakshmi Astottara pujason this day removes all sins of devotees and brings prosperity to them.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Asya shrishanaichara kavacha stotra mantrasya kashyapa rushihi I
Anushtup chandaha I shanaishchara devataa I shim shaktihi I
Shoom kiilakam I shanaishchara priityartham jape viniyogaha II
Niilaambaro niilavapuhu kiriiTii grudhrasthitas traasakaro dhanuShmaan I
Chaturbhujaha suryasutaha prasannaha sadaa mama syaadvaradaha prashaantaha II 1 II
ShruNoodhva mruShhayaha sarve shani piidaaharam mahat I
Kavacham shaniraajasya soureri damanuttamam II 2 II
Kavacham devataa vaasam vajrapanjara samdnyakam I
Shanaishchara priitikaram sarva soubhaagya daayakam II 3 II
Om shrishanaishcharaha paatu bhaalam me suryanandanaha I
Netre chaayaatmajaha paatu paatu karnou yamaanujaha II 4 II
Naasaam vaivasvatha paatu mukham me bhaskaraha sadaa I
Snigdha kanThashcha me kanTham bhujou paatu mahaabhujaha II 5 II
Skandhou paatu shanishyashchaiva karou paatu shubhapradaha I
Vakshaha paatu yamabhraataa kukshim paatvasi tastathaa II 6 II
Naabhim grahapatihi paatu mandaha paatu katTim tathaa I
UUru mamaantakaha paatu yamo jaanuyugam tathaa II 7 II
Paadou mandagatihi paatu sarvaangam paatu pippalaha I
Angopaangaani sarvaanNi rakshenme suryanandanaha II 8 II
Ityetatkavacham divyam paThetsuryasutasya yaha I
Na tasya jaayate piidaa priito bhavati suryajaha II 9 II
Vyayajanma dvitiiyastho mrutusthaana gatopi vaa I
Kalatrastho gato vaapi supriitastu sadaa shanihi II 10 II
AshTamasthe suryasute vyaye janma dviitiiyage I
Kavacham paThato nityam na piidaa jaayate kvachit II 11 II
Ityetatkavacham divyam sourerya nnirmitam puraa I
dvaadashaashTama janmastha doshhaan naashayate sadaa I
janma lagnaa sthitaan doshhaan sarvaan naashayate prabhuhu II 12 II
II iti shrii brahmaanda puraaNe brahma naarada sanvaade shanaishchara kavacham sampurNam II
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Ganesh is a Hindu God, here is the story of how he came to be and why he is know as the gate keeper.
Pavarti gave Ganesh instructions that he was to stand guard at the entrance of her apartments and that he was to admit no-one until she gave word that it was OK to do so. Ganesh took up his post and undertook his assignment enthusiastically.
In due course the Lord Shiva returned from his war and went to enter. Ganesh, according to his instructions, forbade him entry. Shiva was enraged by Ganesh’s impudence and drew his sword and cut off Ganesh's head.
Pavarti emerged to find Ganesh decapitated and flew into a rage. Even though he was immensely powerful Shiva was upset with Pavarti’s rage. He swore to make amends by taking the head of the first living thing he found to replace Ganesh’s head. The first animal he came across was an elephant. Accordingly he took the head from the elephant an placed it on Ganesh’s body.
Thus Ganesh is depicted with an elephant’s head. Because of his role as protector of Parvarti's door he is associated, in Hindu culture, with protecting entrances.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Maatu Lakshmi Kari Kripaa, Karahu Hriday Mein Vaas I
Manokamana Siddh Kari, Puravahu Meri Aas I I
Sindhusuta Main Sumiron Tohi, Gyaan Buddhi Vidhya Dehu Mohi II
Tum Samaan Nahin Kou Upakaari, Sab Vidhi Puravahu Aas Hamaari II
Jai Jai Jagat Janani Jagadambaa, Sab Ki Tumahi Ho Avalambaa II
Tumahii Ho Ghat Ghat Ki Waasi, Binti Yahi Hamarii Khaasi II
Jag Janani Jai Sindhu Kumaari, Deenan Ki Tum Ho Hitakaari II
Vinavon Nitya Tumhi Maharani, Kripa Karo Jag Janani Bhavaani II
Kehi Vidhi Stuti Karon Tihaarii, Sudhi Lijain Aparaadh Bisari II
Kriapadrishti Chita woh Mam Orii, Jagat Janani Vinatii Sun Mori II
Gyaan Buddhi Jai Sukh Ki Daata, Sankat Harahu Hamaare Maata II
Kshir Sindhu Jab Vishnumathaayo, Chaudah Ratn Sindhu Mein Paayo II
Chaudah Ratn Mein Tum Sukhraasi, Seva Kiyo Prabhu Banin Daasi II
Jab Jab Janam Jahaan Prabhu Linhaa, Roop Badal Tahan Seva Kinhaa II
Swayam Vishnu Jab Nar Tanu Dhaara, Linheu Awadhapuri Avataara II
Tab Tum Prakat Janakapur Manhin, Seva Kiyo Hriday Pulakaahi II
Apanaya Tohi Antarayaami, Vishva Vidit Tribhuvan Ki Swaami II
Tum Sam Prabal Shakti Nahi Aani, Kahan Tak Mahimaa Kahaun Bakhaani II
Mann Karam Bachan Karai Sevakaai, Mann Eechhit Phal Paai II
Taji Chhal Kapat Aur Chaturaai, Pujahi Vividh Viddhi Mann Laai II
Aur Haal Main Kahahun Bujhaai, Jo Yah Paath Karai Mann Laai II
Taako Koi Kasht Na Hoi, Mann Eechhit Phal Paavay Soii II
Traahi- Traahii Jai Duhkh Nivaarini, Trividh Tap Bhav Bandhan Haarini II
Jo Yeh Parhen Aur Parhaavay, Dhyan Laga Kar Sunay Sunavay II
Taakon Kou Rog Na Sataavay, Putr Aadi Dhan Sampati Paavay II
Putraheen Dhan Sampati Heena, Andh Badhir Korhhi Ati Diinaa II
Vipr Bulaay Ken Paath Karaavay, Shaankaa Dil Mein Kabhi Na Laavay II
Path Karaavay Din Chalisa, Taapar Krapaa Karahin Gaurisaa II
Sukh Sampatti Bahut-Si Paavay, Kami Nanhin Kaahuu Ki Aavay II
Baarah Maash Karen Jo Puja, Tehi Sam Dhanya Aur Nahin Dujaa II
Pratidin Paath Karehi Man Manhi, Un sam koi Jag Mein Naahin II
Bahuvidhi Kaya Mein Karahun Baraai, Ley Parikshaa Dhyaan Lagaai II
Kari Vishvaas Karay Vrat Naima, Hoi Siddh Upajay Ur Prema II
Jai Jai Jai Lakshmi Bhavani, Sab Mein Vyaapit Ho Gun khaani II
Tumhro Tej Prabal Jag Maahin, Tum Sam Kou Dayaalu Kahun Naahin II
Mohi Anaath Ki Sudhi Ab Lijay, Sannkat Kaati Bhakti Bar Deejay II
Bhool chook Karu Shamaa Hamaari, Darshan Deejay Dasha Nihaari II
Bin Darshan Vyaakul Adhikari, Tumhin Akshat Dukh Shatte Bhaari II
Nahin Mohi Gyaan Buddhi Hai Tan Mein, Sab Jaanat Ho Apane Mann Mein II
Roop Chaturbhuj Karke Dhaaran, Kasht Mor Ab Karahu Nivaaran II
Kehi Prakaar Mein Karahun Badai, Gyaan Buddhi Mohin Nahin Adhikaai II
II DOHA II
Traahi Traahi Dukh Haarini, Harahu Vegi Sab Traas I
Jayati Jayati Jai Lakshmi, Karahu Shatru Ka Naas II
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Kartik Ekadasi Pandharpur Yatra is the most popular celebrations during Kartik month in Maharashtra. Usually, Palkhi Yatra starts on first day of Kartik month and continues till Kartik Purnima but the most auspicious day is Kartik Ekadasi. Kartik Ekadasi also marks the beginning of Panchaka vrat.
Tulsi Vivah or Tulsi Saligram Vivah Puja is also celebrated on Kartik Ekadashi. It is observed on Ksheerabdi Dwadasi or Kartik Purnima.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Ganapati charan saroj gahi l Charanodak dhari bhal ll
Likhau vimal Ramavali l sumiri Anjanilal ll
Ram charit varnan Karaun l Ramahin hridai mania ll
Madan kadan ral rakhishir l man kahan tap mitai ll
Ram Ramapati Raghupati jai jai l Maha-Lokpati Jagpati jai jai.ll
Rajit Janak dulari jai jai l Mahinandan Prabhu-pyari jai jai.ll
Ratihun divas Ram dhun jahin l Magan rahat man, tan dukh nahin.ll
Ram saneh jasu ur hoi l Maha bhagyashali nar soi.ll
Rakshas dal sanhari jai jai l Maha patit tanu tari jai jai.ll
Ram nam jo nishdin gavat l Man vanchhit phal nishchai pavat.ll
Ramayudhsar jehin kar sajat l Man manoj lakhi kotihun Iajat.ll
Rakhahu laj hamari jai jai l Mahima agam tumhari jai jai ll
Rajiv nayan munin man mohair l mukut manohar shir par sohai.ll
Rajit mridul gat shuchi anan l Makarakrit kundal duhun kanan.ll
Ramchandra sarvottam jai jai l Maryada Purshottam jai jai ll
Ram nam gun agam ananta l Manan karat sharad shruti santa.ll
Rati divas dhyavahu man Rama l Man ranjan bhanjan bhav dama.ll
Raj bhavan, sang men nahin jaihain l Man ke hi man men rahi jaihain ll
Ramhin nam ant sukh daihain l Man gadhant gap kam na aihain.ll
Ram kahani Ramahin sunihain l Mahima Ram tabai man gunhain.ll
Ramhi mahan jo nit chit rakhihain l Madhukar saris madhur ras chakhihain.ll
Rag rang kahun kirtan thani hain l Mamta tyagi ek ras janihain.ll
Ram kripa tinhin par hvai hain l Man vanchhit phal abhimal paihain.ll
Rakshas daman kiyo jo chhan men l Maha banhu bani vicharyo van men. ll
Ravanadi hati gati, dai dinhyo l Mahi Ravanahin Siya vadh kinhyo.ll
Ram ban sut sursari dhara l Maha patkihun gati dai dara.ll
Ram ramit jag amit ananta l Mahima kahi na sakahin shruti santa.ll
Ram nam joi det bhulai l Maha nisha soi let bulai.ll
Ram bina ur hot andhera l man sohi dukh sahat ghanera.ll
Ramahi adi anadi kahavat l Mahavrti Shankar-gun gavat.ll
Ram nam lahi Brahma apara l Mahikar bhar shesh shir dhara.ll
Rakhi Ram hiya Shambhu sujana l Maha ghor vish kinhyo pana.ll
Ramahi mahi-lakhi lekh Maheshu l Maha pujya kari diyo Ganeshu.ll
Ram ramit ras ghatit bhakti ghat l Man ke bhajatahin khulat prem pat ll
Rajit Ram jinahin ur antar l Mahavir sam bhakta nirantar.ll
Ramahi linha ek sahara l Maha sindhu Kapi kinha para ll
Ram nam rasna ras shobha l Mardan kam krodh mad lobha.ll
Ram charit bhaji bhayo sugyata l Mahadeva mukti ke data.ll
Ramahi japat mitat bhav shula l Ram mantra yah mangal mula.ll
Ram nam japi jo na sudhara l Man pishach so nipat ganvara.ll
Ram ki mahima kahan lag gaun l mati malin man par na paun.ll
Ramavaii as likhi chalisa l Mati anusar dhyan Gaurisa.ll
Ramahi sundar rachi ras paga l Math Durvasa nikat Prayaga.ll
Ram bhakt yahin jo nit dhyavahin l Man vanchhit phal nischai pavahin.ll
Ram nam nit bhajahu man. l ratihun din chitlai.ll
Mamta matsar malinata.l manastap miti jai.ll
Ram ka tithi budh Rohiini,l Ramavali kiyabhas.ll
Man sahastra bhuj drug samat,l magsar Sundardas.ll
Sunday, November 14, 2010
After lighting a lamp and sitting in any yogic posture while facing east. Recite the Maha-mantra 108 times or its multiples in each sitting. This is the greatest work of Maharishi Vashistha. Before commencing the Mahamrityunjaya mantra recite the mantra to the everlasting spirit of the Maharishi vasishtha for his blessings and guidance which is as follows.
Vam Vashistaya Namah
Thereafter, perform Rudrabhishek (Ritual offering of the Panca-Amrita or the five forms of nectar as Honey, Ghee, Curd, Milk and Water) on the Shivalinga.
After this mantra you can start reciting the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
Meaning Of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra : It is important to understand the meaning of the words as this makes the rucurrence meaningful and brings forth the results.
OM is not spelt out in the Rig-Veda, but has to be added to the beginning of all Mantras as given in an earlier Mantra of the Rig-Veda addressed to Ganapati.
TRYAMBAKKAM refers to the Three eyes of Lord Shiva. 'Trya' means 'Three' and 'Ambakam' means eyes. These three eyes or sources of enlightenment are the three primary deities, namely Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva and the three 'AMBA' means Mother or Shakti' are Saraswati, Lakshmi and Gouri. Thus in this word, we are referring to God as Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.
YAJAMAHE means, "We sing Thy praise".
SUGANDHIM refers to His fragrance of knowledge, presence and strength as being the best and always spreading around. Fragrance refers to the joy that we get on knowing, seeing or feeling His moral deeds.
PUSTIVARDHANAM Pooshan refers to Him as the sustainer of this world and in this manner, He is the Father of all. Pooshan is also the inner impeller of all knowledge and is thus the Sun and also symbolizes Brahma the Creator.
URVAAROKAMEVA 'URVA' means "VISHAL" or big and powerful or deadly. 'AAROOKAM' means 'Disease'. Thus URVAROOKA means deadly and overpowering diseases. The diseases are also of three kinds caused by the influence of the three Guna's and are ignorance, falsehood , and weaknesses.
BANDANAAN means bound down. Thus read with URVAROOKAMEVA, it means 'I am bound down by deadly and overpowering diseases.
MRITYORMOOKSHEYA means to deliver us from death for the sake of Mokshya.
MAAMRITAAT means 'please give me some Amritam to get out of the death inflicting diseases as well as the cycle of re-birth.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Raavanam chaagrato drishtvaa yuddhaaya samupasthitam
2. Daivataishcha samaagamya drashtu mabhyaagato ranam
Upaagamyaabraveed raamam agastyo bhagavaan rishihee
3. Raama Raama mahaa baaho shrunu guhyam sanaatanam
Yena sarvaanareen vatsa samare vijayishyasi
4. Aaditya Hridayam punyam sarva shatru vinaashanam
Jayaavaham japennityam akshayyam paramam shivam
5. Sarva mangala maangalyam sarva paapa pranaashanam
Chintaa shoka prashamanam ayur vardhanamuttamam
6. Rashmi mantam samudyantam devaasura namaskritam
Poojayasva vivasvantam bhaaskaram bhuvaneshvaram
7. Sarva devaatmako hyeshaha tejasvee rashmi bhaavanaha
Esha devaasura ganaan lokaan paati gabhastibhih
8. Esha brahmaa cha vishnuscha shivah skandah prajaapatih
Mahendro dhanadah kaalo yamassomo hyappam patih
9. Pitaro vasavassaadhyaa hyashvinou maruto manuh
Vaayur vahnih prajaah praana ritukartaa prabhaakaraha
10. Aadityassavitaa sooryah khagah pooshaa gabhastimaan
Suvarna sadrisho bhaanur hiranyaretaa divaakaraha
11. Haridashwah sahasraarchih sapta saptir mareechimaan
Timironmathanah shambhuh stvashtaa maartanda amshumaan
12. Hiranya garbhah shishirah tapano bhaaskaro ravih
Agni garbhoditeh putrah shankhah shishira naashanah
13. Vyoma naathah stamo bhedee rig yajussaama paaragah
Ghana vrishti rapaam mitro vindhya veethee plavagamah
14. Aatapee mandalee mrityuh pingalah sarva taapanah
Kavir vishwo mahaa tejaa raktassarva bhavod bhavah
15. Nakshatra graha taaraanaam adhipo vishva bhaavanah
Tejasaamapi tejasvee dvaadashaatman namostute
16. Namah poorvaaya giraye paschimaayaadraye namah
Jyotirganaanaam pataye dinaadhipataye namaha
17. Jayaaya jaya bhadraaya haryashvaaya namo namaha
Namo namah sahasraamsho aadityaaya namo namaha
18. Nama ugraaya veeraaya saarangaaya namo namaha
Namah padma prabodhaaya maartaandaaya namo namaha
19. Brahmeshaanaachyuteshaaya sooryaayaaditya varchase
Bhaasvate sarva bhakshaaya roudraaya vapushe namah
20. Tamoghnaaya himaghnaaya shatrughnaaya mitaatmane
Kritaghaghnaaya devaaya jyotishaam pataye namaha
21. Tapta chaameekaraabhaaya vahnaye vishwa karmane
Namastamobhi nighnaaya ruchaye loka saakshine
22. Naashayatyesha vai bhootam tadeva srijati prabhuh
Paayatyesha tapatyesha varshatyesha gabhastibhih
23. Esha supteshu jaagarti bhooteshu pari nishthitah
Esha chaivaagni hotrancha phalam chivaagni hotrinaam
24. Vedaashcha kratavashchaiva kratoonaam phalameva cha
Yaani krityaani lokeshu sarva esha ravih prabhuh
25. Enam aapatsu krichchreshu kaantaareshu bhayeshu cha
Keertayan purushah kashchin naavaseedati raaghava
26. Poojayasvaina mekaagro deva devam jagatpatim
Etat trigunitam japtvaa yuddheshu vijayishyasi
27. Asmin kshane mahaa baaho raavanam tvam vadhishyasi
Evamuktvaa tadaagastyo jagaama cha yathaagatam
28. Etachchrutvaa mahaa tejaa nashta shoko bhavattadaa
Dhaarayaamaasa supreeto raghavah prayataatmavaan
29. Aadityam prekshya japtvaa tu param harshamavaaptavaan
Triraachamya shuchir bhootvaa dhanu raadaaya veeryavaan
30. Raavanam prekshya hirshtaatmaa yuddhaaya samupaagamatu
Sarva yatnena mahataa vadhe tasya dhrito bhavatu
Atha ravi ravadannirikshya raamam
mudita manaah paramam prahrishyamaanah
Nishi chara pati samkshayam viditvaa
suragana madhyagato vachastvareti
Surya Deva bless you with all peace, good health , good name and prosperity in life
Tat savitur varenyam
bhargo devasva dhimahi
Dhiyo yo nah prachodayaat
Lets offer our prayer to lord Ganesha, Lord Subramanya and Gayathri devi
When ever you visit the site please recite the mantra
"Aadhitya Hrudhaya Punyam
Sarva Sathru Vinaasanam
Jayaavaham Jabe nithyam
Akshayam Paramam Shivam"
If you are interested please make use of this website to develop devotion on Surya Deva. You will surely feel his grace on you after few months, years. Some people email me simply to know some details about "Sun God", these researchers living abroad must also learn the art of devotion.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
This is a mantra from Ganapati Upanishad. One may always use it before beginning a journey, a new course in school, new career or job, or before entering into any new contract or business so that impediments are removed and your endeavor may be crowned with success.
Aum shri ganeshaya namah
This mantra is usually taught to children for their good education. It increases their memory power, and they become successful in their examinations. Of course, people of any age may use this mantra when taking courses in a school or university, and for success in attaining their degree.
Aum vakratundaya hum
This is a very powerful mantra, as discussed in the Ganesha Purana. When something is not working properly, individually or universally, nationally or internationally, or when the minds of the people turn crooked, negative, depressed or discouraged, the attention of Ganesha may be drawn by this mantra to straighten their ways. The HUM symbolizes "Delay no more, my Lord, in straightening the paths of the crooked-minded ones." This mantra is used many times in the Ganesha Purana to curb the atrocities of cruel demons. In addition, this mantra could also be used for healing any spinal deficiency, such as curvature of the spine or curved limbs. Dedicate 1,008 repetitions of this holy word to straighten and heal such deficiencies.
Aum kshipra prasadaya namah
Kshipra means instantaneous. If some danger or negative energy is coming your way and you don't know how to get rid of that trouble, with true devotion, practice this mantra for quick blessing and purification of one's aura.
Aum shrim hrim klim glaum gam
ganapataye vara varada sarva
janamme vashamanaya svaha
There are several bija (seed) mantras in this mantra . Among other things, it signals, "Shower Your blessings, O Lord. I offer my ego as an oblation."
Aum sumukhaya namah
This mantra has a lot of meaning, but to make it simple, it means you will be always very beautiful in soul, in spirit, in face, everything. By meditating on this mantra, very pleasing manners and a beauty comes on you. Along with that comes peace, which constantly dances in your eyes; and the words you speak are all filled with that power of love.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
अथ ध्यानं प्रवक्ष्यामि| श्रुणु सर्वांगसुंदर| यत्कृतं देवदेवेन ध्यानं हनुमत्: प्रियम्||१||
पंचकक्त्रं महाभीमं त्रिपंचनयनैर्युतम्| बाहुभिर्दशभिर्युक्तं सर्वकामार्थसिध्दिदम्||२||
पूर्वतु वानरं वक्त्रं कोटिसूर्यसमप्रभम्| दंष्ट्राकरालवदनं भ्रुकुटीकुटिलेक्षणम्||३||
अस्यैव दक्षिणं वक्त्रं नारसिंहं महाद्भुतम्| अत्युग्रतेजोवपुष्पंभीषणम भयनाशनम्||४||
पश्चिमं गारुडं वक्त्रं वक्रतुण्डं महाबलम्| सर्वनागप्रशमनं विषभूतादिकृन्तनम्||५||
उत्तरं सौकरं वक्त्रं कृष्णं दिप्तं नभोपमम्| पातालसिंहवेतालज्वररोगादिकृन्तनम्| ऊर्ध्वं हयाननं घोरं दानवान्तकरं परम्| येन वक्त्रेण विप्रेन्द्र तारकाख्यमं महासुरम्||७||
जघानशरणं तस्यात्सर्वशत्रुहरं परम्| ध्यात्वा पंचमुखं रुद्रं हनुमन्तं दयानिधिम्||८||
खड्गं त्रिशुलं खट्वांगं पाशमंकुशपर्वतम्| मुष्टिं कौमोदकीं वृक्षं धारयन्तं कमण्डलुं||९||
भिन्दिपालं ज्ञानमुद्रा दशभिर्मुनिपुंगवम्| एतान्यायुधजालानि धारयन्तं भजाम्यहम्||१०||
प्रेतासनोपविष्टं तं सर्वाभरण्भुषितम्| दिव्यमाल्याम्बरधरं दिव्यगन्धानु लेपनम सर्वाश्चर्यमयं देवं हनुमद्विश्वतोमुखम्||११||
पंचास्यमच्युतमनेकविचित्रवर्णवक्त्रं शशांकशिखरं कपिराजवर्यम्| पीताम्बरादिमुकुटै रूप शोभितांगं पिंगाक्षमाद्यमनिशं मनसा स्मरामि||१२||
मर्कतेशं महोत्राहं सर्वशत्रुहरं परम्| शत्रुं संहर मां रक्ष श्री मन्नपदमुध्दर||१३||
ओम हरिमर्कट मर्केत मंत्रमिदं परिलिख्यति लिख्यति वामतले| यदि नश्यति नश्यति शत्रुकुलं यदि मुंच्यति मुंच्यति वामलता||१४||
ओम हरिमर्कटाय स्वाहा ओम नमो भगवते पंचवदनाय पूर्वकपिमुखाय सकलशत्रुसंहारकाय स्वाहा|
ओम नमो भगवते पंचवदनाय दक्षिणमुखाय करालवदनाय नरसिंहाय सकलभूतप्रमथनाय स्वाया|
ओम नमो भगवते पंचवदनाय पश्चिममुखाय गरूडाननाय सकलविषहराय स्वाहा|
ओम नमो भगवते पंचवदनाय उत्तरमुखाय आदिवराहाय सकलसंपत्कराय स्वाहा|
ओम नमो भगवते पंचवदनाय उर्ध्वमुखाय हयग्रीवाय सकलजनवशकराय स्वाहा|
||ओम श्रीपंचमुखहनुमंताय आंजनेयाय नमो नम:||
Thursday, November 4, 2010
The day of Lakshmi-Puja falls on the dark night of Amavasya. The strains of joyous sounds of bells and drums float from the temples as man is invoking Goddess Laxmi in a wondrous holy "pouring-in" of his heart. All of a sudden that impenetrable darkness is pierced by innumerable rays of light for just a moment and the next moment a blaze of light descends down to earth from heaven as golden-footed Deep-Lakshmi alights on earth in all her celestial glory amidst chantings of Vedic hymns.
A sublime light of knowledge dawns upon humanity and this self enlightenment is expressed through the twinkling lamps that illuminate the palaces of thewealthy as well as the lowly abodes of the poor. It is believed that on this day Lakshmi walks through the green fields and loiters through the bye-lanes and showers her blessings on man for plenty and prosperity.
Lakshmi Pooja, or the worship of the goddess of wealth, is the main event on Diwali in North and West India. It is extremely important to keep the house spotlessly clean and pure on Diwali. Goddess Lakshmi likes cleanliness, and she will visit the cleanest house first. This is also the reason why the broom is worshiped on this day with offerings of haldi and kumkum (turmeric and vermilion). Lamps are lit in the evening to welcome the goddess. They are believed to light up Her path.
Lakshmi Puja consists of a combined puja of five deities: Ganesha is worshiped at the beginning of every auspicious act as Vighnaharta; Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped in her three forms - Mahalakshmi (the goddess of wealth and money), Mahasaraswati (the goddess of books and learning), and Mahakali; Kuber (the treasurer of the gods) is also worshiped.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Lord Shiva said: "Beloved and wise -Ganesha! You did not go round the world". Ganesha replied: "No, but I went round my parents. My parents symbolize the entire world.'' The argument was settled in favour of Ganesha and thereafter recognized as the elder of the two brothers. Ganesha got a fruit as reward from his mother Parvati for this.
When Parvati came to know about this, she persuaded Shiva, to restore Ganesha to life. Shiva ordered his servants (Gana) to bring the head of any creature that they come across first. An elephant, the wisest of animals, appeared and became the spontaneous donor in the head transplant of Ganesha. Shiva attached the head of the elephant to the torso of Ganesha. After looking at the child (Ganesha), Parvati asked Shiva that who will consider this god with the face of an elephant.
Understanding Parvati's viewpoint, Shiva blessed the child, Ganesha that he will be the lord of beginning and people will worship him first, before any other God in any kind of undertaking. He ordained that the annual worship of Ganesha, should take place on the fourth day of the bright half of Bhadrapada (August-September).
Moon witnessed the whole event and laughed heartily. Lord Ganesha lost his temper and furiously looked about for something to throw at his tormentor. Getting nothing, he pulled out one of his tusks and hurled it at the moon. He cursed the moon that no one should look at the moon on the day of Ganesha Puja .If anyone would look at it , he will get a bad name ,criticism or ill reputation. If anyone gets to see the moon by chance, he would be free from that bad name or blame, after hearing the story of Lord Krishna's clearing, his personality in respect of the Syamantaka jewel. Thus, Ganesha was happy to proclaim this.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Ramayan epitomises the ideal behaviour of man, with special focus on man-wife relationship, son-father relationship and the rules for ideal governance by a king.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Shankha chakra gadaa hastey
Namastey Garooda roodhey
Kola asura bhayankari
Sarva paapa harey Devi
Mahaa Laxmi Namostutey
Sarva-dukha harey Devi
Sidhee- Budhee pradey Devi,
Bhukti Mukti pradaayanee,
Mantra-Moortey sadaa Devi,
Aadi-Anta rahitey Devi,
Aadi- Shakti Maheshwari,
Sthoola Sukshma Mahaa roudrey
Mahaa paapa harey Devi,
Padma Aasan Sthitey Devi,
Para Brahma Svaroopini,
Parmeshi Jagan Maatar,
Shwet Aambar dharey Devi,
Nana Alankaara Bhooshitey,
Jagat Sthitey Jagan Matar,
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
VISHVESHVARA AKHILESHA AJA,SARVESHVARA BHAGAVANTA
Glory, glory, all glories to you, O sovereign and support of the world! You are the lord of all, most perfect, infinite, unborn, immanent, and the very God of the universe.
JAI JAI DHARANIIDHARA SHRUTI SAAGARA,JAYATI GADAADHARA SADGUNA AAGARA
SHRI VASUDEVA DEVAKII NANDANA,VAASUDEVA NAASHANA BHAVA PHADANA
Glory to you, O support of the earth and ocean of Vedic knowledge! Glory to you, O wielder of a club and treasure house of all noble virtues! O Krishna, you are the delight of Vasudeva and Devaki and destroyer of the noose of birth and death.
NAMO NAMO SACHARAACHARA SVAAMII,PARAMBRAHMA PRABHU NAMO NAMO NAMAAMI
NAMO NAMO TRIBHUVANA PATI IISHA,KAMALAAPATI KESHAVA YOGIISHA
I revere you again and again, O Lord of every animate and inanimate creature; I do obeisance to you, O Lord, attributeless and impersonal and glorify you as the Lord of the three spheres, as the beloved consort of Kamalaa (Lakshmi) as Keshava and as supreme among the yogis.
GARURADHVAJA AJA BHAVA HAARII,MURALIIDHARA HARI MADANA MURAARII
NAARAAYANA SHRIIPATI PURUSHOTTAMA,PADMANAABHI NARAHARI SARVOTTAMA
Your banner, O Lord, is emblazoned with the figure of Garura you; you are unborn, the dispeller of all worldly dread (of birth and death), Krishna the flute-player, the destroyer of Love and the enemy of Mura, Narayana, the beloved consort of Lakshmi, the best among the humans Vishnu when he assumed the form of half-lion and half-man and the most exquisite of all.
JAI MAADHAVA MUKUNDA,VANAMAALII KHALA DALA MARDANA DAMANA KUCHAALII
JAI AGANITA INDRIYA SAARANGADHARA,VISHVA RUUPA VAAMANA AANANDA KARA
Salutations to you, O Mahadeva, Mukunda and Vanamali! You destroy the wicked and subdue the ill bred. Glory to you, the possessor of an infinite number of senses and the bearer of the bow called Shaaranga! You are verily the world itself, Vamana and the bestower of all happiness. (These names relate to the incarnations of Vishnu as well as Krishna where the scriptures describe Krishna to be one of Vishnu’s incarnations)
JAI JAI LOKAADHYAKSHA DHANANJAYA,SAHASRAGYA JAGANNAATHA JAYATI JAI
JAI MADHUSUUDANA ANUPAMA AANANA,JAYATI VAAYU-VAAHANA VAJRA KAANANA
Glory, glory to you, O Dhananjaya (Vishnu), the sovereign ruler of the three spheres! Glory; glory to you, the Lord of the world who has myriad of names! Glory to you O Madhusudhana whose features are matchless, who ride the wind and who are like thunderbolt to the trees of the forest.
JAI GOVINDA JANAARDANA DEVAA,SHUBHA PHALA LAHATA GAHATA TAVA SEVAA
SHYAAMA SARORUHA SAMA TANA SOHATA,DARSHANA KARATA SURA NARA MUNI MOHE
Glory to you, O supreme Lord Krishna and Vishnu. He who attends on you is rewarded with all the propitious fruits of his service. Your touching charm matches the beauty of the dark lotus and enchants all the gods, men, ascetics and adepts who behold you.
BHAALA VISHAALA MUKUTA SIRA SAAJATA,URA VAIJANTII MAALA VIRAAJATA
TIRACHII BHRIKUTI CHAAPA JANU DHAARE,TINA TARA NAINA KAMALA ARUNAARE
Your forehead is broad and your head is bedecked with a resplendent crown; on your bosom lies the famous garland called Vaijayanti (the mythological garland of Vishnu), your arched eyebrows look like a drawn bow and the eyes underneath them are ruddy like red lotuses.
NAASAA CHIBUKA KAPOLA MANOHARA,NRIDU MUSKAANA KUNJA ADHARANA PARA
JANU MANI PANKTI DASHANA MANA BHAAVANA,BASANA PIITA TANA PARAMA SUHAAVANA
Your nose, chin and cheeks, O Lord, are exceedingly lovely, as are the corners of your lips when you smile; your teeth so alluringly set look like a row of gems, while your body dresses in yellow is supremely charming.
RUUPA CHATURBHUJA BHUUSHITA BHUUSHANA,VARADA HASTA, MOCHANA BHAVA DUUSHANA
KANJAARUNA SAMA KARATALA SUNDARA,SUKHA SAMUUHA GUNA MADHURA SAMUNDARA
You are four-armed, in guise most beautiful and decked with ornaments. The position of your hands looks as if you are purging the world of its impurities. Your palms, which are red as lotus, are winsome and your virtues deep and inexhaustible as the ocean of tenderness and beauty. You are verily the treasure house of bliss.
KARA MAHAN LASITA SHANKHA ATI PYAARAA,SUBHAGA SHABDA JAI DENE HAARAA
RAVI SAMA CHAKRA DVITIIYA KARA DHAARE,KHALA DALA DAANAVA SAINYA SANHAARE
There is a conch-shell in your hand all bright and beautiful, an instrument whose musical sound is auspicious to the ears and ensures victory (to the suppliant). In your second hand lies a missile, the disc, as shining a the sun, which destroyed the host of wicked demons.
TRITIIYA HASTA MAHAN GADAA PRAKAASHANA,SADAA TAAPA TRAYA PAAPA VINAASHANA
PADMA CHATURTHA HAATHA MAHAN DHAARE,CHARI PADAARATHA DENE HAARE
In your third hand lies an ever-shining club, which unfailingly destroys all the physical, material, and supernatural sufferings and evils. Your fourth hand holds a lotus, which grants all the four boons of life-wealth, religious merit, virility and liberation (from the cycle of birth and death, moksha)
VAAHANA GARURAA MANOGATIVAANAA,TIHUN TYAAGATA JANA HITA BHAGAVAANAA
PAHUNCHI TAHAAN PATA RAKHATA SVAAMII,HO HARI SAMA BHAKTANA ANURAAGII
Your conveyance is Garura who is swift as mind and whom you, Lord, forsake for the well being of your votaries. Reaching there you protect their honor, for you are matchless, O Hari, in following your devotees.
DHANI DHANI MAHIMAA AGAMA ANANTAA,DHYANA BHAKTAVATSALA BHAGVANTAA
JABA JABA SURAHIN ASURA DUKHA DIINHAA,TABA TABA PRAKATI KASHTA HARI LIINHAA
Blessed, all blessed is your glory, O Lord, which transcends all comprehension by the senses and is infinite! And blessed are you who love your devotees as your own children! Whenever the demons afflicted the celestials, you made your appearance and relieved them of their distress.
SURA NARA MUNI BRHAMAADI MAHESHUU,SAHI NA SAKYO ATI KATHINA KALESHUU
TABA TAHAN DHARI BAHURUUPA NIRANTARA,MARDYO DALA DAANAVAHI BHAYANKARA
When the assembly of gods like Brahma and Mahesh and all the company of hermits found their affliction beyond endurance you always appeared there in different forms and destroyed all the dreadful herd of demons.
SHAYYAA SHESHA SINDHU BICHA SAAJITA,SANGA LAKSHMII SADAA VIRAAJITA
PUURANA SHAKTI DHAANYA-DHANA KHAANII,AANANDA BHAKTI BHARANII SUKHA DAANII
The serpent Shesha is your couch, fully bedecked, in the midst of the ocean; in your company are the ever-resplendent goddess of wealth Lakshmi, who is power supreme and an inexhaustible mine of riches. Blessed is she who bestows happiness, sustains devotion and causes bliss.
JAASU VIARDA NIGAMAAGAMA GAAVATA,SHAARADA SHESHA PAARA NAHIN PAAVATA
RAMAA RAADHIKAA SIYA SUKHA DHAAMAA,SOHI VISHNU KRISHNA ARU RAAMAA
O Vishnu, though your majesty is hymned by the Vedas and the Shastras, it is so measureless that even Saraswati, the originator of letters and their meaning, and Shesha, for all his thousand-tongues cannot fathom it. You are the abode of all bliss to Lakshmi, Radhika and Sita as Vishnu, Krishna and Rama all of whom are the same.
AGANITA RUUPA ANUUPA APAARAA,NIRGUNA SAGUNA SVARUUPA TUMHAARAA
NAHIN KACHU BHEDA VEDA ASA BHAASATA,BHAKTANA SE NAHIN ANTARA RAAKHATA
Your forms are countless, incomparable and infinite; you are both personal and impersonal. To the Vedas there is no distinction between them, nor is there any difference between you and your votaries.
SHRI PRAYAAGA DURVAASAA DHAAMAA,SUNDARDAASA TIVAARII GRAAMAA
JAGA HITA LAAGI TUMAHIN JAGADIISHAA,NIJA MATI RACHYO VISHNU-CHAALIISAA
O Lord of the universe, Sundardaasa, an inhabitant of the village Tiwari, composed this hymn Vishnuchalisa as well as he could for your devotees and dedicated it to you while still dwelling in the hermitage of the seer Durvasa at Allahabad.
JO CHITTA DAI NITA PARHATA PARHAAVATA,PUURANA BHAKTI SHAKTI SARASAAVATA
ATI SUKHA VASATA, RUUJA RINA NAASHATA,VAIBHAVA VIKAASATA, SUMATI PRAKASHATA
He who chants and induces others to chant, this hymn regularly with all attention is filled with the delight of both might and devotion; he abides in supreme happiness, recovers from disease and debt, and becomes increasingly prosperous, his wit growing sharper and sharper everyday.
AAVATA SUKHA GAAVATA SHRUTI SHAARADABHAASHATA VYAASA-VACHANA RISHI NAARADA
MILATA SUBHAGA PHALA SHOKA NASAAVATA ANTA SAMAYA JANA HARI PADA PAAVATA
The four Vedas, Saraswati, Vyasa and the seer Narada all recite it and declare that such a recital of the Vishnuchalisa brings happiness and besides yielding all the delicious fruits of life, it also destroys all griefs and helps attain the supreme state in the end.
MAATAA JAAKII PAARVATII, PITAA MAHAADEVAA
EKA DANTA DAYAAVANTA, CAARA BHUJAA DHAARII
MAATHE SINDUURA SOHAI, MUUSE KII SAVAARI
ANDHANA KO AANKHA DETA
KORHINA KO KAAYAA
BAANJHANA KO PUTRA DETA
NIRDHANA KO MAAYAA
PAANA CARHE, PHUULA CARHE
AURA CARHE MEVAA
LADDUANA KO BHOGA LAGE
SAMITA KAREN SEVAA
Monday, October 18, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Deenan Ke Dukh Door Kari, Kijei Naath Nihaal.
Jay Jay Shri Shanidev Prabhu, Sunahu Vinay Maharaaj,
Karahu Kripa He Ravi Tanay, Raakhahu Jan Ki Laaj.
Jayati Jayati Shanidev Dayaala, Karat Sada Bhaktan Pratipaala.
Chaari Bhuja, Tanu Shyaam Virajei, Maathe Ratan Mukut Chhavi Chhajei.
Param Vishaal Manohar Bhaala, Tedhi Drishti Bhrakuti Vikaraala.
Kundal Shravan Chamaacham Chamake, Hiye Maal Muktan Mani Damakei.
Kar Me Gadaa Trishul Kuthara, Pal Biich Karei Arihi Sanhaara.
Pingal, Krishno, Chhaaya, Nandan, Yam, Konasth, Raudra, Dukh Bhanjan.
Sauri, Mand Shani, Dash Naama, Bhaanu Putra Pujahi Sab Kaama.
Jaapar Prabhu Prasann Havei Jaahi, Rankahu Raav Karei Kshan Maahi.
Parvatahu Trin Hoi Nihaarat, Trinahu Ko Parvat Kari Daarat.
Raaj Milat Van Raamahi Dinhayo, Kaikeihu Ki Mati Hari Linhayo.
Vanahu Me Mrig Kapat Dikhaai, Maatu Jaanaki Gai Churaai.
Lashanahi Shakti Vikal Karidaara, Machiga Dal Me Haahaakaara.
Raavan Ki Gati-Mati Bauraai, Ramachandra So Bair Badhaai.
Diyo Keet Kari Kanchan Lanka, Baji Bajarang Bir Ki Danka.
Nrip Vikram Par Tuhi Pagu Dhaara, Chitra Mayoor Nigali Gai Haara.
Haar Naulakha Laagyo Chori, Haath Pair Daravaayo Tori.
Bhaari Dasha Nikrasht Dikhaayo, Telahi Ghar Kolhu Chalvaayo.
Vinay Raag Dipak Mah Kinhayo, Tab Prasann Prabhu Hvei Sukh Dinhayo.
Harishchandra Nrip Naari Bikaani, Aapahu Bhare Dom Ghar Paani.
Taise Nal Par Dasha Siraani, Bhunji-Meen Kud Gai Paani.
Shri Shankarahi Gahyo Jab Jaai, Paaravati Ko Sati Karaai.
Tanik Vikalokat Hi Kari Reesa, Nabh Udi Gayo Gaurisut Seesa.
Paandav Par Bhai Dasha Tumhaari, Bachi Dropadi Hoti Ughaari.
Kaurav Ke Bhi Gati Mati Maarayo, Yuddh Mahabharat Kari Darayo.
Ravi Kah Mukh Mah Dhari Tatkaala, Lekar Kudi Parayo Paataala.
Shesh Dev-Lakhi Vinati Laai, Ravi Ko Mukh Te Diyo Chhudaai.
Vaahan Prabhu Ke Saat Sujaana, Jag Diggaj Gardabh Mrig Svaana.
Jambuk Sinh Aadi Nakh Dhaari, So Phal Jyotish Kahat Pukaari.
Gaj Vaahan Lakshmi Grih Aavei, Hay Te Sukh Sampatti Upajaavei.
Gardabh Haani Karei Bahu Kaaja, Singh Siddhakar Raaj Samaaja.
Jambuk Buddhi Nasht Kar Daarei, Mrig De Kasht Praan Sanhaarei.
Jab Aavahi Svaan Savaari, Chori Aadi Hoy Dar Bhaari.
Taisahi Chaari Charan Yah Naama, Svarn Lauh Chaandi Aru Taama.
Lauh Charan Par Jab Prabhu Aavei, Dhan Jan Sampatti Nasht Karaavei.
Samta Taamra Rajat Shubhakaari, Svarn Sarvasukh Mangal Bhaari.
Jo Yah Shani Charitra Nit Gaavei, Kabahu Na Dasha Nikrisht Sataavei.
Adbhut Naath Dikhaavei Leela, Karei Shatru Ke Nashi Bali Dhila.
Jo Pandit Suyogya Bulavaai, Vidhivat Shani Grah Shaanti Karaai.
Peepal Jal Shani Divas Chadhaavat, Deep Daan Dei Bahu Sukh Paavat.
Kahat Ram Sundar Prabhu Daasa, Shani Sumirat Sukh Hot Prakaasha."
Friday, October 15, 2010
Jaya ganapati sadhguna sadana, kavi vara badana kripaala.
Vighna harana mangala karana, jaya jaya girijaa laala.
Jaya jaya ganapati gan raaju, mangala bharana karana shubha kaaju .
Jaya gajabadana sadana sukhadaataa, vishva vinaayaka buddhi vidhaata.
Vakra tunda shuchi shunda suhaavana, tilaka tripunda bhaala mana bhaavana.
Raajata mani muktana ura maala, svarna mukuta shira nayana vishaala.
Pustaka paani kuthaara trishuulam, modaka bhoga sugandhita phoolam.
Sundara piitaambara tana saajita, charana paaduka muni mana raajita.
Dhani shiva suvana shadaanana bhraata, gaurii lalana vishva-vidhaata.
Riddhi siddhi tava chanvara sudhaare, mushaka vaahana sohata dvaare.
Kahaun janma shubha kathaa tumhaari, ati shuchi paavana mangala kaari.
Eka samaya giriraaj kumaari, putra hetu tapa kinha bhaari.
Bhayo yagya jaba puurna anuupa, taba pahunchyo tuma dhari dvija ruupa.
Atithi jaani kai gauri sukhaari, bahuvidhi sevaa kari tumhaari.
Ati prasanna hvai tuma vara diinha, maatu putra hita jo tapa kiinha.
Milahi putra tuhi buddhi vishaala, binaa garbha dhaarana yahi kaala.
Gananaayaka, guna gyaana nidhaana, puujita prathama ruupa bhagavana.
Asa kahi antardhyaana ruupa hvai, palana para baalaka svaruupa hvai.
Bani shishu rudana jabahi tuma thaana, lakhi mukha sukha nahin gauri samaan.
Sakala magana, sukha mangala gaavahin, nabha te surana sumana varshaavahin.
Shambhu uma, bahu dana lutavahin, sura munijana, suta dekhana aavahin.
Lakhi ati aananda mangala saaja, dekhana bhi aaye shani raaja.
Nija avaguna guni shani mana maahin, baalaka, dekhan chaahata naahin.
Giraja kachhu mana bheda badhaayo, utsava mora na shani tuhi bhaayo.
Kahana lage shani, mana sakuchaai, kaa karihau, shishu mohi dikhaai.
Nahin vishvaasa, uma ur bhayau, shani so baalaka dekhana kahyau.
Padatahin, shani driga kona prakaasha, baalaka shira udi gayo aakaasha.
Giraja giriin vikala hvai dharani, so dukha dasha gayo nahin varani.
Haahaakaara machyo kailaasha, shani kiinhyon lakhi suta ka naasha.
Turata garuda chadhi Vishnu sidhaaye, kaati chakra so gaja shira laaye.
Baalaka ke dhada upara dhaarayo, praana, mantra padha shankara darayo.
Naama 'ganesha' shambhu taba kiinhe, prathama puujya buddhi nidhi, vara diinhe.
Buddhi pariiksha jaba shiva kiinha, prithvii kar pradakshina liinha.
Chale shadaanana, bharami bhulaIi, rachi baitha tuma buddhi upaai.
Charana maatu-pitu ke dhara linhen, tinake saata pradakshina kinhen.
Dhani ganesha, kahi shiva hiya harashe, nabha te surana sumana bahu barase.
Tumhari mahima buddhi badaye., shesha sahasa mukha sakai na gaai.
Mein mati hina malina dukhaari, karahun kauna vidhi vinaya tumhaari.
Bhajata 'raamasundara' prabhudaasa, lakha prayaga, kakara, durvasa .
Aba prabhu daya dina para kijai, apani bhakti shakti kuchhu dijai.
Shri Ganesh yah chalisa, path karai dhari dhyan,
Nit nav mangal gruha bashe, lahi jagat sanman.
Sambandh apne sahstra dash, rushi panchami dinesh.
Puran chalisa bhayo, mangal murti ganesha.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Namo Namo ambe Dukh harani. 1
Nirakar hai jyoti tumhari,
Tihun lok pheli ujayari. 2
Shashi lalat mukh mahavishala,
Netra lal bhrikutee vikarala. 3
Roop Matu ko adhika suhave,
Daras karat jan ati sukh pave. 4
Tum sansar shakti laya kina,
Palan hetu anna dhan dina. 5
Annapurna hui jag pala,
Tumhi adi sundari Bala. 6
Pralaya kala sab nashan hari,
Tum gauri Shiv-Shankar pyari. 7
Shiv yogi tumhre guna gaven,
Brahma Vishnu tumhen nit dhyaven. 8
Roop Saraswati ko tum dhara,
De subuddhi rishi munina ubara. 9
Dharyo roop Narsimha ko amba,
Pragat bhayin phar kar khamba. 10
Raksha kari Prahlaad bachayo,
Hiranakush ko swarga pathayo. 11
Lakshmi roop dharo jag mahin,
Shree Narayan anga samihahin. 12
Ksheer sindhu men karat vilasa,
Daya Sindhu, deeje man asa. 13
Hingalaja men tumhin Bhavani,
Mahima amit na jet bakhani. 14
Matangi Dhoomavati Mata,
Bhuvneshwari bagala sukhdata. 15
Shree Bhairav lara jog tarani,
Chhinna Bhala bhav dukh nivarani. 16
Kehari Vahan soh Bhavani,
Langur Veer Chalat agavani. 17
Kar men khappar khadag viraje,
Jako dekh kal dan bhaje. 18
Sohe astra aur trishoola,
Jase uthata shatru hiya shoola. 19
Nagarkot men tumhi virajat,
Tihun lok men danka bajat. 20
Shumbhu Nishumbhu Danuja tum mare,
Rakta-beeja shankhan samhare. 21
Mahishasur nripa ati abhimani,
Jehi agha bhar mahi akulani. 22
Roop karal Kalika dhara,
Sen Sahita tum tin samhara. 23
Pan garha Santon par jab jab,
Bhayi sahaya Matu tum tab tab. 24
Amarpuni aru basava loka,
Tava Mahirna sab rahen asoka. 25
Jwala men hai jyoti tumhari,
Tumhen sada poojen nar nari. 26
Prem bhakti se Jo yash gave,
Dukh-daridra nikat nahin ave. 27
Dhyave tumhen jo nar man laee,
Janam-maran tako chuti jaee. 28
Jogi sur-muni kahat pukari,
Jog na ho bin shakti tumhari. 29
Shankar Aacharaj tap keenhon,
Kam, krodha jeet sab leenhon. 30
Nisidin dhyan dharo Shankar ko,
Kahu kal nahini sumiro tum ko. 31
Shakti roop ko maran na payo,
Shakti gayi tab man pachitayo. 32
Sharnagat hui keerti bakhani,
Jai jai jai Jagdamb Bhavani. 33
Bhayi prasanna Aadi Jagdamba,
Dayi shakti nahin keen vilamba. 34
Mokon Matu kashta ati ghero,
Tum bin kaun hare dukh mero. 35
Aasha trishna nipat sataven,
Moh madadik sab binsaven. 36
Shatru nash keeje Maharani,
Sumiron ekachita tumhen Bhavani. 37
Karo kripa Hey Matu dayala,
Riddhi-Siddhi de karahu nihala. 38
Jab lagi jiyoon daya phal paoon,
Tumhro yash men sada sunaoon. 39
Durga Chalisa jo gave,
Sab sukh bhog parampad pave. 40
Monday, October 11, 2010
Brahma Vishnu Sadashiv Ardhaangi Dhaara
Ekanan Chaturanan Panchanan Raajey
Hansanan Garurasan Vrishvaahan Saajey
Jai Shiv Omkara Har Jai Shiv OmKara
Brahma Vishnu Sadashiv Ardhaangi Dhaara
Do Bhuj Chaar Chaturbhuj Das Bhuj Te Sohey
Teeno Roop Nirakhta Tribhuvan Jan Mohey
Jai Shiv Omkara Har Jai Shiv OmKara
Brahma Vishnu Sadashiv Ardhaangi Dhaara
Akshmala Banmala Mundmala Dhaari
Chandan Mrigmad Sohay Bholay Shubhkari
Jai Shiv Omkara Har Jai Shiv OmKara
Brahma Vishnu Sadashiv Ardhaangi Dhaara
Shwetambar Pitambar Baagambar Angey
Sankadik Brahmadik Bhutadik Sangey
Jai Shiv Omkara Har Jai Shiv OmKara
Brahma Vishnu Sadashiv Ardhaangi Dhaara
Karkey Madhya Kamandal Chakra Trishul Dharta
Jagkarta Jagbharta Jagsanhaarkarta
Jai Shiv Omkara Har Jai Shiv OmKara
Brahma Vishnu Sadashiv Ardhaangi Dhaara
Brahma Vishnu Sada Shiv Jaanat Aviveka
Pranvaakshar Madhye Ye Teeno Eka
Jai Shiv Omkara Har Jai Shiv OmKara
Brahma Vishnu Sadashiv Ardhaangi Dhaara
Trigun Shivji Ki Aarti Jo Koi Nar Gaavey
Kahat Shivanand Swami Manvaanchit Phal Paavey
Jai Shiv Omkara Har Jai Shiv OmKara
Brahma Vishnu Sadashiv Ardhaangi Dhaara
Saturday, October 9, 2010
In our routine lives, there is a great importance of the kindness and the power of God Shani. Shani occupies the seventh place among the nine planets which govern the world. This is viewed as unlucky in conventional astrology. As per ‘Kaagol Shastra’, the distance of Shani from the earth is 9 crore miles. Its radius is about one billion and 82 crore and 60 lakh kilometers. And its gravitational force is 95 times higher than that of the earth. Planet Shani takes 19 years to complete one revolution around the Sun. The astronauts have viewed the Shani’s colours as beautiful, strong, influencing and eye-catching. It has twenty two satellites in its ring.
Shani’s gravitational power is more than that of the Earth’s. Therefore, when we think good or bad thoughts and make plans, they reach Shani by the strength of his power. In astrological terms, the bad influence is considered as unlucky. But the result of good deeds will be good. Therefore, we must understand God Shani as a friend and not as foe. And for bad deeds, he is Sade Saathi, disaster and an enemy.
As regards the birth of Shani, there are different stories. Foremost and accepted is the one in the ancient ‘Scanda Poorana’ of Kasi Khanda which is as follows.
God Soorya was married to Daksha Kanya Sadnya. Sadnya could not tolerate the radiance of God Surya. She used to feel that by doing penance she could increase her brilliance. Or, by the power of her penance, she could diminish the glare of God Surya. But for God Surya, she was a spouse worshipping wife. From God Surya, she had three children. One was Vaivastahva Manu. The second was Yama Raj. And the third was Yamuna. Sadnya loved her children very much. But, she was very upset with the radiance of God Surya. One day, she thought that she would separate from God Surya, go to her parents’ home and undertake great penance. And if there was opposition, she would go far away to a lonely and undertake great penance.
By strength of her penance, Sadnya created a ‘Chaya’ (shadow) of herself and named her Suvarna. And, and then the shadow of herself became Suvarna. After handing over the children to Chaya, Sadnya told her that Chaya would thereafter play the role of womanhood and nurse her three children. She told her if any problem arose, she should call her and she would come rushing to her. But she cautioned her that she must remember that she was Chaya, not Sadnya, and nobody should know this difference.
Sadnya hander over her responsibilities to Chaya and went away to her parents’ place.
She went home and told her father that she could not stand the radiance of God Surya. And therefore, without telling her husband she had come away. Listening to this, her father scolded her very much and told her that without being called, if the daughter returns home, both her and her father would be cursed. He told her to go back to her home immediately. Then, Saudnya began to worry that if she went back, what would happen to the responsibilities which she had given to Chaya. Where would Chaya go?
And their secret would be exposed. So, Sadnya went to the dense jungles in Uttar Kurukshetra and took repose there.
She was fearful of her safety in the jungle because of her youthfulness and beauty. And she changed her form into that of a mare so that none could recognize her and started her penance. Elsewhere, the union of God Surya and Chaya begot three children. God Surya and Chaya were happy with each other. Surya never doubted anything. The children of Chaya were Manu, God Shani and Putri Bhadra (Tapti).
As per the second story, the creation of God Shani was the result of Maharishi Kashyap’s great ‘yagna’. When God Shani was in the womb of Chaya, Shiv Bhaktini Chaya was so engrossed in penance of God Shiva that she did not care for her food even.
She prayed so intensely during her penance that the prayers had a profound influence on the child in her womb. As a result of such a great penance of Chaya, without food and shade in the blazing sun, the complexion of God Shani became black. When God Shani was born, Surya was surprised to see his dark complexion. He began to doubt Chaya. He insulted Chaya by saying that this was not his son.
From birth itself, God Shani had inherited the great powers of his mother’s penance.
He saw that his father was insulting his mother. He saw his father with a cruel gaze. As a result his father’s body was charred black. The horses of God Surya’s chariot stopped. The chariot would not move. Worried, God Surya called out to God Shiva. God Shiva advised God Surya and explained to him about what had happened. That is, because of him the respect of mother and child had been tarnished and insulted. God Surya accepted his fault and apologized. And regained his earlier glorious looks and the power of his chariot’s horses. Since then, God Shani became a good son to his father and mother and an ardent disciple of God Shiva.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Alternatively, the most common way to fast for Navaratri is to eat only vegetarian food (but avoid grains) and flour based product for those who will feel weak due to health reason or those who are not used to the fast. Also drink lot of water!
The first Navratri puja must be done early morning on the first day itself. The usual trend is to clean the house and take a shower and then offer prayer both in the morning and evening on the 9 days. A lamp must be kept lighted during the 9 days. Below are the steps to offer the prayer as illustrated by the holy books but it is not a must to completely abide to these.
1. Offer water thrice to Maa Durga Murti or Picture
2. 6 times offer Pancha Amrit
3. Offer water twice
4. Clean the Murti
5. Offer Kum Kum rice, flower and fruits while reciting the holy mantra ‘Aum Aim Hring Kleeng Chamundaye, Vichchey”.
6. Do artii using wicks dipped in Ghee
The above is to be repeated on the 9 days. Pious Navaratri to everyone celebrating it.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
One day, when Lakshmi and Vishnu were together in vihaaram, Lakshmi sees Ucchaishravam, her brother, the horse of Revanta who is the son of Surya. Engrossed in seeing her brother, she does not reply to the repeated calls of Vishnu. Seeing her attraction, Vishnu gives her shaapam to go to Bhulokam in the form of a horse and come back to Vaikuntam only after getting a son equal to Himself! She comes to Bhuloka to experience the shaapam and realizing that none other than her brother, Shiva can help her calm Vishnu, she immediately does a tapas for Him and Shiva appears to save her soodari. Lakshmi says “You and Vishnu are both same, the Paramaatma. Please help me!”. Shiva says “Soodari! How do you know that we both are same? All learned people know that. Who told you?”. Lakshmi says, “Once Mahavishnu Himself told me this. Seeing Him in deep Daiva-dhyaanam, I asked Him “During Samudramanthanam, I thought you were the greatest of all and hence chose you. Devaadideva! Who is better than you that you are in dhyaanam of Him?”. Mahavishnu replied “I am doing Shankara-dhyaanam. He is Eshwara. He is the same as Me. All learned people know that. If someone is my devotee but still hates Shiva, he will fall into naraka”.
Saying this, She asks Shiva to pursuade Vishnu to bless Her with a child. Shiva sends Chitrarupa as a duta to convince Vishnu. Vishnu immediately accepts and comes to Bhuloka and blesses Lakshmi with Ekaveera, who is equal to Vishnu Himself. From Ekaveera came forth the Haihaya dynasty, of which the most noted king is Kartavirya Arjuna (Ekaveera’s grandson).
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
The Curse of the Moon
It is said that anyone who looks at the moon on the night of the Ganesh Chaturthi will be falsely accused. If someone inadvertently sees the moon on this night, he/she may remedy the situation by listening to (or reciting) the story of the syamantaka jewel found in the 'Puranas' or ancient Hindu scriptures. Briefly, Satrajit, who secured a jewel syamantaka from Surya, did not part with it even when Krishna the Lord of Dwaraka, asked for it saying it would be safe with him. Prasena, the brother of Satrajit went out hunting wearing the jewel but was killed by a lion. Jambavan of the Ramayana fame killed the lion and gave it to his son to play with. When Prasena did not return, Satrajit falsely accused Krishna of killing Prasena for the sake of the jewel. Krishna, in order to remove the stain on his reputation, set out in search of the jewel and found it in Jambavan's cave, with his child. Jambavan attacked Krishna thinking him to be an intruder who had come to take away the jewel. They fought each other for 28 days, when Jambavan, his whole body terribly weakened from the hammering of Krishna's fists, finally recognized Him as Lord Rama.
As a repentance for his having fought Krishna, Jambavan gave Krishna the jewel and also his daughter Jambavati in marriage. Krishna returned to Dvaraka with Jambavati and the jewel, and returned it to Satrajit, who in turn repented for his false accusation. He promptly offered to give Krishna the jewel and his daughter Satyabhama in marriage. Krishna accepted Satyabhama as his wife but did not accept the jewel.
Who is Elder?
Ganesha and His brother Lord Subramanya (Kartikya) once had a dispute as to who was the elder of the two. The matter was referred to Lord Shiva for final decision. Shiva decided that whoever would make a tour of the whole world and come back first to the starting point had the right to be the elder. Subramanya flew off at once on his vehicle, the peacock, to make a circuit of the world. But the wise Ganesha went, in loving worshipfulness, around His divine parents and asked for the prize of His victory.
Lord Shiva said, "Beloved and wise Ganesha! But how can I give you the prize; you did not go around the world?"
Ganesha replied, "No, but I have gone around my parents. My parents represent the entire manifested universe!"
Thus the dispute was settled in favour of Lord Ganesha, who was thereafter acknowledged as the elder of the two brothers. Mother Parvati also gave Him a fruit as a prize for this victory.
As Retold By Swami Sivananda