Siddhas, Yogis & Rishis of India

The greatest contribution of India to the world is her material and spiritual science. No civilization, however old it be, has ever attained the level of sophistication, reached by the great ancient Siddhas, Yogis and Rishis of India in material and spiritual science.

What they had was not just intelligence but intuition. They could see, hear or feel beyond the realm of the five senses. They did not need telescopes, microscope or other scientific equipments to unravel the mysteries of the cosmos. They only relied on the most powerful instrument in the world the human soul which has it in a latent sense, omniscience and omnipotence.

The earth plane was actually designed as a laboratory for the evolution of souls, so the GOD send us His reprsentatives in the form of Siddhas, Yogis and Rishis to show us the way. This great souls are in every part of the world, but particularly in India and especially in Tamil Nadu, the land of the Mystics.

In India all scientific truths are imbibed in routine life, by explaining them through Puranic Stories. Through tradition or custom, all scientific truths are brought to the stage of implementation in day-to-day life

In this Blog im Decoding the Hindu Sacred Stories, Symbols, Myth, Rituals and Worships for Today`s Modern World Scientifically. Many doubts such as the connection between the Universal Soul, the One God and myriad gods and goddesses, Hindu rituals, practices and their symbolism, the caste system and concepts such as karma, dharma and reincarnation are explained in a simplified and scientific form.

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Quotes about India

Some of the following facts were recently published in a German magazine, which deals with WORLD HISTORY FACTS ABOUT INDIA and HINDUISM.

- India invented the Number system 0 to 9.

- The world's first University was established in Takshila in 700BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4 th century BC was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.

- Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans.

- Although western media portray modern images of India as poverty striken and underdeveloped through political corruption, India was once the richest empire on earth.

- The art of navigation was born in the river Sindh 5000 years ago. The very word "Navigation" is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH.

- The value of pi was first calculated by Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is now known as the Pythagorean Theorem. British scholars have last year (1999) officially published that Budhayana's works dates to the 6th Century which is long before the European mathematicians.

- Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India . Quadratic equations were by Sridharacharya in the 11 th Century; the largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Indians used numbers as big as 1053.


- USA based IEEE has proved what has been a century-old suspicion amongst academics that the pioneer of wireless communication was Professor Jagdeesh Bose and not Marconi.

- Chess was invented in India .

- Sushruta is the father of surgery. 2600 years ago he and health scientists of his time conducted surgeries like cesareans, cataract, fractures and urinary stones. Usage of anaesthesia was well known in ancient India .

- When many cultures in the world were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley ( Indus Valley Civilisation) .


- The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC.

QUOTES ABOUT INDIA

We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made. - Albert Einstein, 1879–1955 (German scientist and humanist)

India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend and the great grand mother of tradition. - Mark Twain.

The Indian way of life provides the vision of the natural, real way of life. On the face of India are the tender expressions, which carry the Creator’s hand. - George Bernard Shaw, 1856–1950 (Irish author and literary critic)

If there is one place on the face of earth where all dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India . - French scholar Romain Rolland.


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Education, which cannot give peace to the soul or cannot give the knowledge of the Self and the inner satisfaction, is not education. Education, which cannot wipe the tears of others, known or unknown, is not education. Education is understanding the situation - leading the life that can make the life, the Life Divine, where the ultimate goal of the life is the God-Realisation.

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- Man to Man ( Anahata to Ajna )
- Man to Divine ( Ajna to Sahasrara )

GOLDEN AGE / SATYUGAM
During 2012, the Sun, Earth and Karthigai star, will be in alignment resulting in more of the grace light entering the Earth plane. Thereafter, it is predicted that the Karthigai - Lord Murugan energy will be responsible for the transformation of the planet and of the genetic evolution of the human species into Gods and Goddesses status. This energy will allow humans to return to their original blueprint. The most important thing to remember about these new energies is to stay conscious and match our frequency to receieve it through proper worships, rituals, yoga and mystical knowledge according to great siddha masters.

ANCIENT SIDDHA MASTERS
The Siddhas were scientists, particularly in their investigations into chemistry, astronomy, plants, human anatomy and physiology. They applied their extraordinary powers, developed through intensive yogis practices, to research these areas on atomic and universal levels without the use of sophisticated equipment. In the long linege of Siddhas, one does not know when they came into earth's existance. Whether they still exist or are they Ascended masters teaching humanity the various sciences and philosophy, will perhaps, be never known.


SIDDHAS TEACHINGS
In the teachings of the Siddhas the human body is a temple of God. Man is a miniature representation of Paramatma or Supreme Intelligence. The purpose of life is to realize God.To manifest that realization in all planes of existence.

SIDDHAS MEDICINE
Using special salts as well as herbal formulae the Siddhas developed the unique science of rejuvenation, known as "kaya kalpa", which allowed them to prolong their lives until the long term effects of Kriya Kundalini Pranayama and similar yogic practices could complete the process of transformation, bringing about physical immortality.

Siddhas followed the ancient Guru- disciple apprenticeship method. They revealed their secrets to those students whom they felt could be trusted not to misuse the science. The science of Kaya kalpa was limited to those great sages. who were prepared for the uplifting of humanity. Ayurveda came much later as discipline.

SIDDHAS SECRET KNOWLEDGE
The Siddhas had vast knowledge of human anatomy. Their single-minded concentration was unique. It was was achieved with perfection. Their literature on medicine was extensive. The Siddhas were a close-knit community and preferred to preserve their knowledge. They reduced this knowledge to codes and symbols and their literature was steeped in mysticism. Only a Siddha can decode the writings of a Siddha. A beginner could not gain any appreciable knowledge without the Siddha accepting him as a student.

THE SCIENCE OF YOGA
Siddhas such as Thirumoolar, Agastyar, Boganathar, and many more had realized their capacity for experiencing and manifesting the Divine. This was not only limited to the spiritual plane of existence. The Cosmic Spirit would descend into the more lower and gross planes of consciousness, the intellectual, mental, and physical bodies. This for us is a limiting thought as our yogic parasites are not as intense as the Siddha. With progressive surrender of their being , their ego and their very lives the Divine would indeed transform them. With intense practices of various Kriyas, hatha and bhakti yoga, meditation, mantras and Kriya Kundalini Pranayama they merged with the Cosmic Spirit . This was race against time as the natural breakdown of cells, catabolism, had to be reversed to anabolism to prolong the extent of their age. They had to complete the Divine transformation. With Kriya Kundalini yoga and using specific herbal and mineral salts they were able to prolong their youth for the Ultimate transformation.

SIDDHANTHAM
The Universe was created out of a Cosmic Thought . No civilization be it the Inca, Atlantis or Egyptian had such a precise knowledge as the Siddhas. They were proficient in the science of longevity or deathless state, alchemy, medicine and physics.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Understanding the Nodes - Rahu and Ketu

Understanding Rahu and Ketu
by Vijayakumar Alagappan




Rahu and Ketu, the North and South Nodes of the Moon, are the most interesting and mysterious planets in Indian Astrology. In the group of planets referred to in Indian astrology, rahu and Ketu are considered as the only two planet is not worshipped as a god in Indian mythology. They do not own any signs, but they do own nakshatras.


In Indian astrology the lunar nodes, known as Rahu and Ketu, have special powers in a chart. Often referred to as our karmic destiny, they indicate our greatest gifts and our darkest issues. In prediction they are where the annual eclipses fall, and indicate the areas of our life that involve the most transformation for that year. When the lunar nodes are combined with another planet they take on the quality of that planet. Each combination will produce very different results.

The Moon’s orbit around the Earth intersects the ecliptic at two points. These two points are the nodes of the Moon. The north node of the Moon (Rahu) is where the Moon crosses from south to north, called the ascending node. This symbolizes the birth into the material manifestation. The south node (Ketu) is where the Moon crosses from north to south, called the descending node. This symbolizes our leaving the material plane for the spiritual realm. So Rahu takes us into the physical world and Ketu takes us out of it.

Actually in reality, the so called North Node Rahu and South Node Ketu are the North and South Poles of our Earth only, respectively. We are all the inhabitants of the planets Rahu and Ketu only.

All this represents the cycles of birth and death into and out of this world. Rahu and Ketu are the indicators of destiny and fate, symbolizing our entrapment in this physical plane. These shadow planets control us by our desires. Our desires are our karmas. Our destiny is to release the chains this world has cast upon us. It is like the serpent’s bite. The poisonous venom intoxicates us into this world. Rahu takes us under its spell with the illusions of this world, the promise of happiness, leaving us with a sense of wanting: “If I could only have more of the things that give me pleasure”. But of course, this only leads to insatiable desires. We can never have enough. This is the venomous bite of Rahu. Conversely Ketu strips us of the objects of our desires, revealing that nothing in this world gives us security and permanence. It is essentially the process of enlightenment, when we come to realize that ultimately, it is all an illusion. Nothing of this material world lasts, therefore; it is all an illusion or Maya. Ketu is the bringer of enlightenment through the realization of this truth. Ketu is the release of this world.
 
The strength of Rahu and Ketu when compared to other planets is very high by 1000000 times or more.

If Rahu is well-placed in a horoscope, it will bring power and material success. If it is not well-disposed, it can cause alot of problems. One may expect professional setbacks, loss of work and friends, and the possible break-up of a marriage during its major and sub-periods. Rahu is said to give similar effects as Saturnn. If Ketu well-placed, it will works towards providing knowledge and moksha, the final liberation from cycle of birth and death. A poorly disposed Ketu can also create total chaos. There may be monetary setbacks,personal unhappiness  or a feeling of alienation, which can even result in withdrawal from materialistic life. It is said to produce the same effects as Mars.

Rahu and Ketu from Scientific View
The nodal points of the Moon, what we call Rahu and Ketu, are infact, clubs of magnetic and 
gravitational forces of two celestial bodies, the Moon and Earth and hence are very influential upon 
the life of mankind. These points Affect our central nervous system as well as sympathetic and para 
sympathetic nervous system, which work on the principles of electromagnetic systems. Consequently, they have direct impacts on the generation of signals of information in neurons and 
neurotransmitters and thier movement from brain to various parts of our body and back to the brain. 
In this way, these nodal points (Rahu and Ketu) are psychosomatic, which govern not only stress 
level of our mind, but also the activities of hormones, blood circulation and function of the heart.

Rahu and Ketu from Spiritual View
Rahu is the immature child with in us, he want everything which he like. He is our deepest subconscious material desire. Rahu is obsession over the things that we need to learn a soul lesson in this life, so that eventually we are free of them, but usually through many painful mistakes and subconscious imagined fears, hypnotic attachments. Ketu is the inner parents who knows everything. Ketu 
is our past life experience which we already know. This is why Ketu brings doubt and sharp criticism to the areas of life where he sitting in the birth chart. He is eternally unsatisfied, he only observe what missing. Both Nodes are the illusion of what we don't know and what we know. It is the push and 
pull of Rahu obsession and Ketu doubt teaches us the lesson of life so that we can liberate from this world and be one/merge with universes. 

What is Naga Dosha caused by Rahu and Ketu?
If Rahu or Ketu is in the lagna, 2nd, 5th , 7th or 8th house, it is generally said that Naga dosha accrues.
- Ketu in lagna called Mangalya Naga dosha causes delay in marriage
- Ketu in the 2nd house called Aayurbhava Naga dosha creates longevity problems.
- Ketu in the 11th house called Putra bhava Naga dosha causes progeny-related problems.

Impact of Naga Dosha
Sociological impact
- Early curtailment of wedlock, by death of spouse or divorce
- Delay in progeny or no progeny
- Unexpected accidents.
Psychological impact
- Inclination to change of faith or religion
- Procrastination of one’s duties
- Fear of death
- Averse to sensual pleasure
Biological impact
- Susceptible to insect-bites.
- Lingering skin disease
- Problem in uterus or prostate gland

Worship of Nagaraja is particularly important for those who have been named after Nagaraja for e.g., Nagaraj, Nagendra, Nagaletchumi, Nagaratnam, Nagappa, Naga sundram and so on. You can also chant his mantra for 108 times ‘Hmmm(Om) Nagarajaya Pothri’.
It is said that one's present wealth, fame, health, confidence and merits will improve, obstacles and sickness will be eliminated, one will always meet good friends and masters, and have a happy harmonius family with pleasant looking and intelligent children when worship Lord Nagaraja.

Remedial Measures for Naga Dosha
- Donate a small Silver snake to a priest at Lord Muruga or Nagaraja temple with some money. This will reduce the affliction of Naga dosha
- Nagaraja is the deity bestowing progeny and family welfare. Perform Nagaraja pooja in your home by some learned priests.
- Visit Rameshwaram, Devipattinam or the Navagraha temples around Kumbakonam with your spouse and offer prayers to the devatas.
- Observee fasting on Naga-Panchami day and recite Nagamatha mantra 108 times ‘ Hmmm (Om) Nageswariyai Namaha
- Regular worship to Lord Ganesha, especially on Sundays and Tuesdays can please Lord Ketu.
- Worships of Goddess Durga by lighting lemon lamps during Rahu kala, especially on Tuesdays has a great effect, which wards off evil caused by the malefic planets.

Rahu Kala Time
In India - on Tuesday 3 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.
In Singapore and Malaysia - on Tuesday 4.30 p.m. to  6.00 p.m.

Pariharasthalam - Sacred Shrines of Rahu and Ketu
Worship at any of the temples mentioned below can definitely reduce the intensity of the problems arise from Naga dosha
- Sri Nageshwara temple, Thirunagesswaram
- Sri Kalahasti, Pancha Bootha sthala
- Mannarsala in Kerala
- Kukke Subramanya temple, Karnataka
- Nagaraja temple at Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu
Ardhanareeswarar temple in Tiruchengode, Tamil Nadu
- Neeladakshi temple in Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu
Keezha perumpallam, Tamil Nadu

The best days on which the remedies for Naga dosha be performed are Nagapanchami day, the day before the Maha Shivaratri. Amavasai (New Moon) day on which the star Arudra, Swati or Satayam fall, tha Amavasai or Pournami (Full Moon) which falls on a Wednesday forming the Kalasarpa Yoga in transit, at the time of Solar or Lunar eclipse.

Naga Chaturthi & Naga Panchami - (26th July & 27th July 2017)


Appease the Snake Planets to Live a Successfull Life

Naga Chaturthi and Panchami comes on the fourth and fifth day after Adi month Ammavasai in the 
month of Adi. Naga Chathurti if for Ketu and Naga Panchami is for Rahu. Rahu and Ketu are the 
indicators of destiny and fate, symbolizing our entrapment in this physical plane. These shadow planets control us by our desires. Our desires are our karmas. Our destiny is to release the chains this world has cast upon us. It is like the serpent’s bite. The poisonous venom intoxicates us into this world. 
Rahu takes us under its spell with the illusions of this world, the promise of happiness, leaving us 
with a sense of wanting: “If I could only have more of the things that give me pleasure”. But of 
course, this only leads to insatiable desires. We can never have enough. This is the venomous bite of Rahu. Conversely Ketu strips us of the objects of our desires, revealing that nothing in this world gives us security and permanence. It is essentially the process of enlightenment, when we come to realize that ultimately, it is all an illusion. Nothing of this material world lasts, therefore; it is all an illusion 
or Maya. Ketu is the bringer of enlightenment through the realization of this truth. Ketu is the release of this world. 

If you feel that you lag behind in career, facing marital trouble or financial difficulties then Rahu and Ketu of your Birth Chart might be the reason behind it. Rahu and Ketu are the snake planets that 
represent the north and south nodes of the moon. 

They are together seen as the cause behind most of the psychological disorders, attraction to the 
darker side of life, health ailments, and other unfavorable events. These planets lie on the extreme ends. When perfectly pitched they bring about success and happiness in volumes; when unstably placed 
they affect the happiness and success factors of life.


Worshiping Rahu and Ketu on their special day will liberate you from misfortunes, negative forces and other perils of your life. Naga Panchami is that special occasion for you to transform your life for the better. On the day of Naga Panchami, your prayers will appease Rahu and Ketu; they in turn will heal your relationship problems, career disturbances and gift you with a hassle free life.

                                             
                  A large serpent was used to churn the ocean to produce ambrosia (Samudra Mathana)

A snake-bill (sacred mud) is powerful as a temple  
                                   
What to do on Naga Panchami Day?

- Donate a small Silver snake to a priest at Lord Muruga or Nagaraja temple with some money. This will reduce the affliction of Naga dosha
- Nagaraja is the deity bestowing progeny and family welfare. Perform Nagaraja pooja in your home by some learned priests.
- Visit Rameshwaram, Devipattinam or the Navagraha temples around Kumbakonam with your 
spouse and offer prayers to the devatas.
- Observe fasting on Naga-Panchami day and recite Nagamatha mantra 108 times ‘ Hmmm / (Om) Nageswariyai Namaha
- Visit Nageswary temple and do milk abishegam ritual


Lord Vishnu uses a snake as a bed 

Naga Kshetras in India

There are several pilgrim centers considered as Naga Kshethras where, Serpent God is worshipped as a presiding Deity. Some of the famous and ancient Naga Kshethras associated with puranic legends are Sri Kukke Subramanya in South Canara in Karnataka State, Sri Kshethra Kudupu near Mangalore, Sri Kalahasthi near Tirupathi, Ghaati Subramanya near Doddabalapur in Karnataka, Thirunageswaram near Kumbhakonam and Nagerkoil in Tamil Nadu, Manasa Devi temple in Hardwar in Uttar Pradesh, and Nageshwar Jyothirlinga Kshetra near Dwaraka are some of the famous Naga Kshethras. Apart from the above, there are six Subramanya Kshethras in Tamil Nadu viz. Thiruttani, Palani, Tiruchendur, Tirupparakundram, Swami Malai and Pazamudhircholai which are also worshipped as Naga Kshethras.

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Myths and stories involving snakes in India

- A cobra decorates the the beehive of Lord Shiva
- A snake decorates the stomach of Shiva's son Ganapati
- Lord Vishnu uses a snake as a bed
- A large serpent was used to churn the ocean to produce ambrosia (Samudra Mathana)
- Parikshit, a descendant of the Pandava kings was very afraid of the snakes and took great pains to avoid them. However, Takshaka the snake took the from of a worm in a fruit and killed the king. Parikshit's son Janamejaya, then undertook a mass sacrifice of the snakes (Näga-Yajna) and wanted to eliminate all the snakes from the earth. At this juncture, the divine forces intervened and stopped the destruction of the species.
- The Nagas are a tribe living prominently in the State of Nagaland, in Eastern India. They are said be descendants of a Naga prince killed by Parikshit (see above).
- When an evil serpent Kaliya troubled the village cows, Krishna tamed him and danced on his hood.
Hmmm Nageswariyai Namaha.... Hmmm Nageswariyai Namaha.... Hmmm Ngeswariyai Namaha....

- By Vijayakumar Alagappan

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Adi Masam Velli - Significance of Goddess worships during Adi Month Fridays


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Rise of Goddess Consciousness
The Sanskrit term 'Shakti' means 'power'. There is a supreme power behind this universe that is expressed in many varied ways. Heat, light, lightning - all these are expressions of just that power.

Shakti is the creator of the universe. The universe is her form. She is the foundation of the world and forms of the body. Shakti is the form of all things that live and move in the world. Goddess energy or Shakti is the ever present dynamic force which activates this world. It is immanent in every being and the Universe. Goddesses are revered and celebrated so that they bless us with both material and spiritual abundance.

This year Adi Month start from 17 July to 16 August 2016

Not many people have the grace to perform true Shakti worship. The month Adi is special for Goddess worships since in this month , the Sun will be in the sign Kadakam which is ruling by planet Moon (Moon is belongs to Goddess). Shakti has manifested in various forms like Durga, Kali, Lakshmi, Saraswati and so on. Shakti represents 3 potencies and they are Itcha Shakti, Kriya Shakti and Jnana Shakti.

As the whole world is under the influences of these energies, every human possesses these 3 Shaktis or powers:
1. Itcha Shakti is the will power, the desire or motivation which relates to the Mind.
2. Kriya Shakti is the power of action, the ability to act for the fulfillment of the desire that relates to physical body
3. Jnana Shakti is the power of knowledge, the capacity to know and recognize, which relates to the soul (Atma)

These 3 powers esoterically manifest in yourself as follows. There is the one you think you are (physical body), the one others think you are (mind) and the one you really are (principle of the soul or 'atma'). Everyone is essentially divine, but is unable to understand this by the very nature of being human.

Every year during Adi month (Mid July to Mid August) period the Sun moves towards the South and hence it is called the Dhakshinayana (Dhakshin: South; ayana: Travel).

The Tamil month of Adi (Mid July to Mid August) has a great significance for Shakti worship especially the Fridays that falls during this month. In this month the Sun Changes the direction of his chariot from north to south and the entire six months from Adi month is basically considered inauspicious since Sun moves towards debilitation. Hence starting from Adi month, it became a practice to indulge in increased religious practices to propitiate the deities, since the positive energy that is received fron Sun is lessening gradually.

The Fridays of Adi month are very auspicious for establishing your connection with the Goddess. The Siddhas brought the Goddess over to the earth plane to certain energy spots and enshrined them through esoteric processes. The Goddess stays in the form of a rock or statue that retains Her energy. It is important to visit those shrines and 'bond' with this creative Shakti energy.

How to invoke Goddesses energy that residing within you especially during Aadi month through mantras for true knowledge, health, material wealth and spiritual evolution?
1.Focus on your naval and recite 'Aim' for 1 minute to invoke Goddess Saraswathy for knowledge
2.Focus on your heart and recite 'Shreem' for 1 minute to invoke Goddess Lakshmy for health
3.Focus on your eye brow centre and recite 'Kleem' for 1 minute to invoke Goddess Parvathy for wealth
4.Focus on your crown head and recite 'Hreem' for 1 minute to invoke Goddess Durga for spiritual power.
Sound is only an expression of energy - shakti. By invoking these sounds with pure bhakti and your Guru's blessings, the Goddess will be attracted towards you to give Her immeasurable blessings.
Health will come with the right Knowledge and Wealth will come with the right Health. Once when you attain Wealth with true Knowledge and Health, the spiritual Wisdom (Guru) will come to you as a by product. Wait for your Guru and ask Him to initiate you into the secret path of Shakti. Universes itself the expression of Goddess Shakti (Sound/Natham). "Aim Shreem Kleem Hreem" ~ by Vijayakumar Alagappan www.iksacademy.com

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Significance of Aadi Month and It's Auspicious Days ~ Vijayakumar Alagappan www.iksacademy.com


The Tamil month of Aadi falls during the second half of the year known as Dakshinayanam when the Sun transits from the northern hemisphere to the Southern during July. The transition from the 
Southern to the Northern hemisphere in the month of January is known as Uthirayanam. From times 
immemorial, both these periods have been considered as auspicious for the worship of the Gods and Goddesses. Aadi Krithigai and Thai Poosam are important festivals for Lord Subramaniya. For the 
Goddessalso the month of Aadi is very auspicious. Aadi Pooram and Aadi Peruku are very popular 
festivals in the rural areas of Tamilnadu.

The Tamil month of Aadi is generally considered inauspicious but there is one auspicious day in this Tamil month that has tremendous power to multiply whatever done on this day it will multiply anything started on this day will support you throughout your lifetime positively reaping fruits.   

Aadi months special days are :
Aadi Sundays, Aadi Tuesdays (Aadi Chevvai) and Aadi Fridays ( Aadi Velli) are auspicious.
The Aadi Velli and Aadi Chevvai are of great significance to women as numerous rituals are 
performed. 
Women of the neighborhood and friends meet on the Fridays and do poojas and exchange 
Thamboolam.
Varalakshmi Pooja an important ritual dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi is performed on a Friday in the month of Aadi.


River Kaveri

Some important festivals celebrated in this month are as follows:
1. Aadi Pirappu : 
The first day of this month, usually falling on July 16 is celebrated as Aadi Pandigai or Aadi Pirappu, which is an important festival to most Tamils, especially newly-weds. The first of the month is marked with a special puja, followed by a feast with ‘payasam’ prepared with coconut milk, ‘puran poli’ and vadai. Traditionally, the family of a ‘pudhu maappillai’ 
(new son-in law) is invited to the girl’s house, where the couple is gifted new clothes and other
presents.

2.  Aadi Amavasai :  
New moon day in Aadi month dedicated to offering Tarpananam to departed ancestors. Once the Offering tharpanam on Aadi Amavasai day will give tremendous energy to your departed ancestors to shift to higher world. The souls of our ancestors that have been released, they are able to take their place as an elder in the spirit world and if they choose, they can become 
as a guardian spirit for their descendants. These are the ones who protect and guide us, the ones 
to whom we can appeal for divine intervention for our problems. In return we need to appease them 
through ancestral rituals like tharpanam. 

3. Aadi Pooram : This month is the birth (Avathara) month of Sri Andal (one among 12 great Alwars of 
Sri Vaishnavism). Legend has it that Vishnu Chitha (called as Periazhwar) was a sincere devotee of 
Lord Ranganatha of Srivilliputhur. He was childless for a very long time. His prayers were answered 
and on Aadi Pooram day, when the devotee was collecting flowers for his puja in his garden, he 
found a girl child. The child was named Kothai who grew up with devotion to Lord.

From Aadi month onwards untill Margazli month the Goddesses and Lord Murugan will take charge from the other Gods to protect and bless our Earth planet . So worshiping Lord Murugan and Goddesses during this month will give tremendous access to their energies and blessings.

Everyday, Vishnu Chitha made a garland of Thulasi leaves to offer to the deity at the temple. Kothai 
used to wear that before offering to the Lord. One day, the devotee happened to see her wearing this 
garland and so he replaced with another one. However, the Lord refused to accept the new one and 
said that He would only wear the garland worn by Kothai. Vishnu Chitha realized that his daughter is 
Goddess Maha Lakshmi herself. Andal then came to be known as Choodi Kodutha Sudarkodi, 
meaning ‘garland offered after being worn’. The 10th day is celebrated as Aadi Pooram day where 
Thirukalyanam (divine marriage of the God and the Goddess) is conducted. Special poojas are also 
conducted on this day. It is believed that if unmarried girls worship Goddess Andal on the 10th day ofAdi Pooram festvial, they will get married soon.
In the Saiva temples, this day is celebrated as the Valaikappu festival for Ambal, when glass bangles 
are offered to Ambal & then distributed to the devotees. These bangles are said to provide 
offsprings and generally protect us from all evils. (Valaikaappu is a festival when a pregnant woman wears glass bangles, the sound of which is said to protect her and the child from evil forces).



4. Varalakshmi Puja :
Worship of Goddess Lakshmi.
The Friday before the Full Moon, or Pournami day, of Tamil Month Aadi is chosen to perform Varalakshmi Puja. The corresponding month in the Kannada, Marathi and Telugu Calendar is the Shravan month. 
Worshipping Goddess Lakshmi on Varalakshmi Vrata day is equivalent to worshipping Ashtalaksmi – the eight goddesses of Wealth, Earth, Learning, Love, Fame, Peace, Pleasure, and Strength. The 
importance of Varalakshmi Puja is mentioned in the Skanda Purana. It is believed that importance of 
Varalakshmi Puja was narrated to Goddess Parvati by Lord Shiva. Goddess Parvati wanted to know about a Vrata that is highly beneficial to a woman, which will help her lead a happy and prosperous life on earth. 
Lord Shiva then mentioned about the Varamahalakshmi Vratam.


5.Aadi Perukku :   
The Tamil month of Aadi is generally considered inauspicious but there is one auspicious day in this Tamil month that has tremendous power to multiply whatever done on this day it will multiply anything started on this day will support you throughout your lifetime positively reaping fruits.   
Aadi Perukku or Padinettam Perukku is celebrated on the eighteenth day of this Tamil month Aadi.

The people of Tamil Nadu celebrate monsoon through this festival. People worship the rivers (water bodies) for the rains in abundance. Aadi is the month for sowing, rooting, planting of seeds and vegetation since it is 
peak monsoon time.


Adiperukku, celebrated for paying respect and tribute to the life 
sustaining force of water. This festival also welcomes the onset of 
the much awaited monsoon. People living on the banks of the rivers offer 
special pujas to the river.

Aadiperukku is very special in the Kaveri delta. This festival is peculiar to the all the perennial river 
basins of Tamil Nadu and major lakes water source areas and is intended to celebrate the water rising levels due to the onset of monsoon, which is expected to occur invariably on the 18th day of the 
solar month, Aadi corresponding to the 2nd or 3 August every year. Hence “Padinettam perukku” - Padinettu signifies eighteen, and Perukku denotes rising. On this auspicious day, Goddess Parvathi 
Devi is worshipped by offering different rice dishes. People celebrate this occasion by offering 
chitrannam or rice cooked in different flavors, colors and ingredients to the rive goddess. Usually 
mixed rice dishes like Sweet Pongal, Coconut rice, Lemon rice, Tamarind rice and Bahala bath or 
curd rice are prepared. Offerings of flowers, Akshata and rice offerings are done into sacred rivers 
like Cauveri. As per Purana, Parvathi devi meditated upon Lord Siva to see the divine vision and 
Lord Siva appeared as Shanka-Naraya swami. Aadiperukku is a festival of fertility and people 
of Tamil Nadu especially women offer prayers. They wear new clothes and perform abhishekham 
for Kaveri amman.

 

6. Aadi Karthigai : 
Festival dedicated to Lord Muruga. From Aadi month onwards untill Margazli month the Goddesses and Lord Murugan will take charge from the Gods to protect and bless our Earth planet . So worshiping Lord Murugan during this day and month will give tremendous access to His energies and blessings.

7. Puthukku Paal : 
Majority of the people also worship snakes during the tamil months of of Aadi and Thai. 
They visit a Snake bill and offer cow milk, as offerings to the Snake God. They also bring sacred mud from 
the snake bill and apply the same on their body with a belief that it will help in getting rid of health aberrations. They offer milk to snake idols and perform pooja to remove the naga dosha for wealth and prosperity.

Aadi Amavasai Tharpanam Rituals Importance ~ Vijayakumar Alagappan www.iksacademy.com

As per Hindu Philosophy, it is said that having taken birth on this sacred Earth one should get discharged mainly from three types of Rinas (Debts) viz. Deva(Gods & Goddesses) Rina, Rishi(Gurus) Rina and Pitru(Ancestors) Rina. For the purpose of this article let us confine ourselves to the third one that is Pitru Rina. It is said and believed that one will get discharged from Pitru Rina by begetting a son (continuity of generation), by serving the Parents and also by performing Pitru Yagna (sacred rites to forefathers).
  
Departed ancestors of your mother side and father side are the reason behind your existence on this earth plane today. Aadi Amavasai is the special New Moon Day to express your gratitude to your forefathers.  Any Tarpanam ritual done on this day immensely satisfies your ancestors and as a result they bless you with abundant gifts and fortune.

Performing Tarpanam rituals to your ancestors on this day will relieve you from negative Karma and gift you with prosperity and happiness in life. It will also bless your generation with good health, wealth and prosperity.

Aadi Amavasai falls in July 23rd, 2017. Aadi Amavasai assumes greater importance because every year during this period the Sun moves towards the South and hence it is called the Dhakshinayana (Dhakshin: South; ayana: Travel). This is the first New Moon day of this period; hence it is the most powerful day to perform Tarpanam rituals for your ancestors.


Departed Ancestors and Ghosts in Hindu mythology
For several days and nights, the Rishi Jaratkaru was tormented by visions of old men hanging precariously upside down from a ledge extending across a dark bottomless pit. “Save us, save us,” they cried. “Who are you?” asked the sage. The old men replied, “We are Pitrus, your ancestors. Save us. Save yourself.” “How?” asked Jaratkaru. “Here is how,” said the ancestors, “get a wife and beget upon her children. If you don’t we will forever be trapped in Pitru-lokam (the land of ancestors), hanging upside down, and you will be trapped forever in the hell known as Put.”

This story recurs several times in the Puranas. Rishi Agastya had a similar vision. Following this vision, Jaratkaru and Agastya get married and produce children. A male offspring was called Putra and a female offspring was called Putri because by their birth they saved their parents from the hell known as Put reserved for men and women who refuse to produce children. Pitrs are typically portrayed in art in male form because in the language of symbols, the male form is used to represent the soul while the female form is used to represent the flesh.

Traditional Hindus believe that every living man and woman is obliged to his ancestors, the Pitru, to reproduce. This called Pitru-rin or debt to the ancestors. This debt is repaid by producing children and enabling the dead to be reborn in the land of the living. During the Tharpanam rituals performed by Hindus, mashed rice balls mixed with sesamee seeds are offered to ‘toothless’ Pitrus with the promise that the Pitru-rin will be repaid. The rice balls represent food which is the raw material of the human body.

Of course, like all things Hindu, there was always Upaay, or a way out, for childless couples. One could adopt a child. One could perform Tharpanam for oneself thereby liberating future generations from Pitru-rin on account of oneself. One could by prayers to God or a journey to a particular pilgrimage, or by acts of charity, break the karmic cycle and liberate oneself from all debts.

In the Mahabharta when the prince Devavrata takes a vow never to marry, or father a child, the gods call him Bhisma, the one who took the terrible vow. What was this terrible vow? To understand this vow, one must appreciate the mythological framework of Pitru-rin. Out of love for his father who wanted to marry a fisherwoman, Devavrata took the vow of celibacy and thereby publicly declared he would not repay his Pitru-rin. By doing so, he doomed himself to an eternity in Put, with no hope of being reborn. Traditionally, Pitru-lokam is closest to Bhu-lokam (land of the living) when the sun is on its southerly course (from June to December). Perhaps Bhisma did not want to face his disapproving ancestors which is why he chose to die only in January, after Makara Sankranti, when the sun began its northerly course. Even today, around later winter and early spring there is a holy day called Bhisma-ashtami when in temples across India Tharpanam rituals are performed for Bheeshma – for the obedient son still stands toothless in Put, for the sake of his father.


Hindus believe that the immortal soul is enclosed in three mortal bodies. The first body is the flesh, that we can touch and feel. The second body is the nervous energy that animates the flesh. The third body is the spirit body which cannot be seen. The spirit body is the container karmic debts and equities. Until this body is free of debts and equities, accumulated in past lives, the soul is obliged to return to the land of the living and experience circumstances resulting from past karma.

When a person dies, the first and second body dies but the third body does not die. Through various funeral rituals, the spirit body is encouraged and assisted to make its journey out of Bhu-loka across the river Vaitarni to Pitru-lokam, the land of ancestors. While the journey to Pitru-lokam is through the crematorium, the journey back to Bhu-lokam is through the mother’s womb. While passing over the river Vaitarni, or while passing out of the mother’s womb, the spirit body loses all memory of previous lifetimes.

Anna dhanam - Food feeding for needy is also important during Amavasai

Some souls are unable to make their journey from the land of living to the land of dead. As a result they do not turn into Pitru; they remain here as Pisasu or ghosts. Another word for Pisasu is Vetalam. Both Pisasu and Vetalam are visualized hanging upside down, usually from a Banyan tree in the crematorium, perhaps because they do not possess the human body and hence are not affected by the natural law of gravity. Since they are upside down, they have a topsy-turvy view of all things. They are known to torment the living by questioning them all that happens in Bhu-lokam. Thus, they are seen as the voice of conscience as well as the source of nightmares who have to be appeased or warded off. Many people believe that if a person or a house is tormented by ghosts, funeral rituals must be performed because in all probability no one performed these rites for them causing them to be trapped on the wrong side of Vaitarni, transforming them into angry poltergeists.

PLEASE READ THESE POINTS CAREFULLY BEFORE DOING THE PITRU THARPANAM OR  PITHRU THARPANAM.

1. Pithru Tharpanamis done only for departed beings, that is, those who are dead. Pithru Tharpanam is not 
done for those who are alive.


2. If you don't know the name of an ancestor, that is fine. Just state the relationship alone and offer 
Tharpanam for that ancestor.


3. If you know the gotram lineage of a person, say it just before you mention the relationship.

Gotra great grandfather Muruga or Vadhoola Gotra friend Suresh in the examples above. If you do
not know the gotram of the person or you do not know what gotram is, just ignore this step.


4. For those who wear the sacred thread, change it to your right shoulder at the beginning of the
PithruTharpanam ceremony and back to the left shoulder at the end of the ceremony. There are
special mantras for this step. If you don't wear the sacred thread, ignore this step.


5. Can also do Pithru Tharpanam for more than 12 departed ancestors.


6. There are special mantras for each specific ancestor. These special mantras will have their special
effect for sure.


7. The Pithru Tharpanam has to be done at the Sunrise; some people follow the procedure of doing
this around noon.


8. The Pithru Tharpanams could be done in the comfort of your house. It is very wonderful to do in
the designatedtemples or on the banks of sacred rivers. It gives very good results, if it is done at
Pithru Moksha temples or sacred spots.


9. Pithru Tharpanam can be performed by the following peoples. Elder Son/ other Son/ Wife/
Daughter/ Second wife/ Son or daughter of the Second wife/ Son or boy born out of
wedlock.


Do's and Dont's while doing Pithru Tharpanam:



1. Never do this Pithru Tharpanam without taking head bath and your body & mind 
should be clean and calm.

2. Must do this Pithru Tharpanam on empty stomach (no coffee/water too)


3. Never eat Non Vegetarian foods on the day that you do this ritual.


4. It is highly sinful to offer Non Vegetarian foods / alcohol to the departed souls.


5. It is highly damaging to mix sesame seeds with any non vegetarian foods.


6. Should not take bath (for the whole day) after completing Pithru Tharpanam / Poojas.


7. It is always good to offer foods and new clothes to those who are in really need of it.


8. Never do Pithru Tharpanam on your Janma Nakshatras.


9. It is good to visit temples after completing the Pithru Tharpanam. 

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The blessings of your deceased ancestors, both maternal as well as paternal, are a major reason why you do or do not succeed in this life. If your ancestors are not resting peacefully, then they can cause much disruption and hardship in your life.