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.

"May Mother Earth and Father Heaven Bless You With Prosperity and Enlightenment"

- Vijayakumar Alagapan

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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VIDYA - EDUCATION
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.

THREE STAGES OF HUMAN EVOLUTION

- Animal to Man ( Mooladhara to Anahata )
- 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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Friday, May 5, 2017

Chitragupta - Celestial Accountant for the Mystical Akashik Records


According to the Puranas, Lord Yama requested Lord Siva to get Him an intelligent chief minister and chief accountant for looking after the good and bad deeds commited by the human beings. Lord Siva in turn told Brahma, and Chitragupta was born to the Sun God and Neeladevi.
Chitra means collection of pictures and Gupta means  Hidden. Chitra Poornima is the day sacred to Chitra Gupta, the Keeper of Deeds. Lord Brahma created Chitra Gupta through the Sun God and He is considered as the younger brother of Lord Yama. 

It is said that Chitragupta examines the good and bad performances of the person. When a person dies, his soul first goes to Lord Yama, where Chitragupta tallies the deeds and report it to Yama.

 This year, Chitra pournima falls on Wednesday, 10th May 20167

Chitragupta is known as being incredibly meticulous, and with his pen and paper he 
tracks every action of every sentient life form, building up a record of them over the course of their life so that when they die the fate of their soul can be easily determined.

Chitra Pournami  is a ceremony observed on the Poornima day (full moon day) in the Tamil month of Chitirai (April–May). Chitra Pournami ritual commemorates Chitragupta who according to the scripts is the assistant of Lord Yama, the God of Death. The day is also dedicated to Indra, the head of Devas. It is on this day that the star Chitra and full moon come together. Considered as Chitragupta’s Birthday.

Chitragupta is a god responsible for tracking people through their lives to determine where they go after they die. He is the son of Lord Brahma, the creator of the Universe, and holds a fairly special place in the Hindu pantheon because of the order of his birth. 

Chitra Pournami is a time when your sins can all be cleansed. This is also one of the Full Moons during the year that attracts the most people to make the sacred walk around the holy mountain, Arunachala (Tiruvanamalai ). The estimate of the crowd for this night is over one million people, this in a city of about 200,000. ). Many people come and make the 14 km walk around Arunachala, and they will need to eat and drink.

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Most people walk on the roads that circle Arunachala, making pradakshina (or girivalam in Tamil) to Arunachala. More than half of the distance, they walk on Hill Round Road” (or Girivalam Road” in Tiruvanamalai. Many people would keep fasting and make the sacred walk on chitra pournami day .So by offering food like meals too many thousands of people during this night  would receive the blessing from Almighty directly along with this you can  vanish the karma which is on you.


It is a customary to eat curd rice without salt on this day and to fast without eating anything else. In any case avoiding salt in food items throughout the day is recommended on this day, if possible. 

Chitragupta Temple at Kanchipuram is the only one temple in South India dedicated to Chitragupta. He reminds us of an invisible higher power that constantly watches over us, and provokes us to mind our conduct and behavior. It is believed that those who do not attain a balance between their good-deeds and misdoings have to attain a re-birth in any living form, to complete the life cycle.

Worshipping him with chakkarai pongal and other things without salt will give immense pleasure to the whole family throughout the year.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Significance of Akshaya Thritiyai Day

The Most Powerful Day to Attract Wealth and Prosperity

Kubera, the Banker in Heaven, received his wealth on this day by worshipping Lord Shiva in Sivapuram Temple of South India. It is only on this day Lord Shiva blessed Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth, with all the riches. Thus, Lord Siva appointed both of them to their coveted positions as custodians of wealth and prosperity.


Lord Aishvareswarer

Akshaya Thritiyai is falling on the third day of the bright half of the lunar month of Chitirai of the traditional Hindu calendar, is one of the four most auspicious days of the year for Hindus. In 2017, the date of Akshaya Trithiyai is April 28th.The Sanskrit word 'Akshaya Thritiyai' means non-destroyable. Akshaya is the last year (60th) in the Tamil calendar and so the indication is that the end of calculation of years has not come and that the next cycle of 60 years will restart. The world is said to have brought into by Lord Brahmadeva in the month of Chitirai on suklapaksha thritiyai, the calendar year being Akshaya. This day of creation of the earth is considered as the non-destroyable (AKSHAYA) day, worthy of celebration with prayers to the Almighty and performance of pithru tharpanam to our departed  forefather to seek their blessings.

Kubera, the Banker in Heaven, received his wealth on this day by worshipping Lord Shiva in Sivapuram Temple of South India. It is only on this day Lord Shiva blessed Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth, with all the riches. Thus, Lord Siva appointed both of them to their coveted positions as custodians of wealth and prosperity.

The word "Akshaya" means imperishable or eternal - that which never diminishes. Initiations made or valuables bought on this day are considered to bring success or good fortune. Generally people celebrate weddings, begin new business ventures, and even plan long journeys on this day. But as per divine rule the foremost important thing to understand is what you donate on this day will bless you to have that in abundance, in this birth and your next birth. Food, Clothes, Umbrellas, Shoes, Fruits, Buttermilk and Ghee will be distributed to the public on this day. You will be blessed with the educational excellence, promotions at work, courage, good karmic returns, freedom from physical distress and with longevity. Gold buying on Akshaya Trithiyai is a recent trend popularised by jewellery shops to make use of this important day to make money. I would like to say buying gold on Akshaya Thritiyai is good but it is just a non-essential practice but donating food for the needy and other donations for needy are the most essential.

Satya Yugam - Golden Age
The day also marks the beginning of the "SatyaYugam" or the Golden Age - the first of the four Yugas. In the Puranas, the holy Hindu scriptures, there is a story that says that on this day of Akshaya Thritiyai, Veda Vyasa along with Ganesha started writing the great epic Mahabharata. Ganga Devi or Mother Ganges also descended on earth on this day.

Kubera’s Appointment
Kubera, the Banker in Heaven, received his wealth on this day by worshipping Lord Shiva in Sivapuram Temple of South India. It is only on this day Lord Shiva blessed Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth, with all the riches. Thus, Lord Siva appointed both of them to their coveted positions as custodians of wealth and prosperity.



AKSHAYA THRITIYAI
•Most Blessed Day to Attract Abundance and Prosperity
•Most Powerful Day to Donate to Poor and Needy
•Most Auspicious Day for New Ventures

Akshaya Pathram
Akshayapatra meaning inexhaustible vessel, is an object from Hindu mythology. It was a wonderful vessel given to Yudhishthira by the Lord Surya, which held a never-failing supply of food to the Pandavas every day.

When the Pandavas began their exile in the forest, Yudhishtra was despondent at his inability to feed the holy sages and others who accompanied him. At this, Dhaumya, the priest of the Pandavas, counselled him to pray to Lord Surya. Pleased with Yudhishtira's prayers, Lord Surya blessed him with the Akshaya Patra, a vessel that would give unlimited food every day till Draupadi finished eating.

Lord Krishna also once partakes food from the Akshaya Patram, when sage Durvasa arrived at the Pandavas' place with his disciples. When Durvasa arrived, there was no food left to serve him, since Draupadi had already finished eating. The Pandavas became anxious as to what they would feed such a venerable sage. While Durvasa and his disciples were away at the banks of the river bathing, Draupadi prayed to Lord Krishna for help. As always, they were once again saved by Him, who partook of a single grain of rice from the Akshaya Patra and announced that He was satisfied by the meal. This satiated the hunger of Durvasa and all his disciples too, as the satisfaction of Lord Krishna meant the satiation of the hunger of the whole Universe.

As per divine rule, what you donate on this day will bless you to have that in abundance, in your current and next birth. Food, Clothes, Umbrellas, Shoes, Fruits, Buttermilk  and Ghee will be distributed to the public on this day. You will be blessed with the educational excellence, promotions at work, courage, good karmic returns, freedom from physical distress and with longevity.

Mahalakshmi Ashtakam

Dhaanams which are suggested to do on Akshaya Thritiyai
1. Shayana Dhaanam (giving bed) it gives all happiness
2. Vasthra Dhaanam (giving clothes) Ayusham, Long life
3. Kunkuma Dhaanamm - it gives best position in life and also long life for husband
4. Chandana Dhaanam - it avoids from accidents
5. Thamboolam - it makes a man as ruler of a nation
6. Naarikela Dhaanam - (Coconut daanam) our last 7 pithrus will get rilief from naraka
7. Butter milk daanam - its for vidhya praapthi
8. Udakumbha Dhaanam - Giving water containing in bronze or silver vessel filling water with paccha karpooram and safron and Tulasi with betel nut and dakshanai. it gives Gaya Shradha phalam, its the most important daanam to be given for those who wants to get marry, who wants to getout of pithru shapams, and peoples who wants to have a child.
9. Chatra Dhaanam - (umbrella) it removes many obstacles in life

Choose any dhaanam, or if possible give all the daanams and wash your bad karmas.


What to do on Akshaya Thritiyai Day ?
On Akshaya Thritiyai, one should worship the Goddess of Wealth, Lakshmi along with her consort Lord Vishnu. Akshaya here stands for the rice with which archana is performed. Akshaya Thritiyai day is widely celebrated in all parts of India by different sections of the society irrespective of their religious faith and social grouping. Donate food and clothes in plenty for needy on this day.. Even feeding ants, stray dogs, pigeon and planting sacred trees like neem etc., plants like jasmine etc. and herbs are very auspicious and will access the blessings of Goddess Lakshmy and Kuberan. The day is also considered auspicious for buying long term assets like gold and silver, including ornaments made of the same; diamond and other precious stones; and the real estate. The legend states that any venture initiated on the auspicious day of Akshaya Thritiyai shall continue to grow and bring prosperity. Hence, it is normal to see many of the new ventures, like starting a business, ground breaking for construction etc on the Akshaya Thritiyai Day.


"May Goddess Lakshmi Bless You with Greater Health, Wealth and Prosperity"
- Vijayakumar Alagappan www.iksacademy.com
 
..... HMMM SHREEM LAKSHMIYE NAMAHA ......

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Rama Navami - Rama Jeyanthi

This year Rama Navami fall on 5th April 2017. Rama Navami means the birthday of Lord Rama. The rituals associated with Rama Navami starts on Chitirai 1st and ends on Rama navami. Some devotees fast on all nine days but majority of the people fast only the Ramnavami day. Those people who undertake fast on the day only eat food made using potatoes (no rice).
The Lord Vishnu incarnated as Rama and led a human life just to show all of humankind how we should lead our lives. Through all the hurdles in His life, he remained the perfect son, the perfect student, the perfect brother, the perfect husband, the perfect friend, the perfect warrior and the perfect king. Each and every one of His actions is a lesson to us and thus He is the perfect teacher of humankind to this day.


The greatness of Ramayanam
Dasaratha King of Ayodhya was sad as he had no issues to look after the kingdom after him. As advised by Guru Vasishta, he conducted a yajna called Puthrakameshti Yajna seeking child boon. To establish Dharma on Earth Lord Vishnu was born to him as Rama from his first queen Kausalya. Vishnu’s Adisesha and conch were born as Lakshmana and Satrugna to his their queen Sumitra. Bharatha representing Vishnu’s discus was born to the second queen Kaikeyi and was a symbol of Dharma himself. Rama, Lakshmana, Bharatha and Satrugna were born on very auspicious days with Punarvasu, Pushya, Aslesha as their birth stars respectively. All the four brothers were a living and practical example in human forms of the rule of Vedas. Rama and Lakshmana were close to each other while Satrugna was close to Bharatha.



Bharatha, an outstanding example of the political dharma of the days, ruled Ayodhya as its acting Governor of Rama from the Nandhi Grama placing Rama’s sandals on the throne. He ruled till the return of Rama from his exile after 14 years.
Their wives excelled their husbands in upholding Dharmas.
No power on earth could separate the brothers. They were united by soul and mind. Lord Sri Rama in the temple appears as on the Coronation Day in Ayodhya with His consort Mother Sita who suffered untold suffering during their exile, Lakshmana who was only happy to share the hardships of jungle life along with his brother, Bharatha and Satrugna whose sacrifice deserves all praise and Sri Anjaneya who was the soul of Rama in deciding His final victory over Ravanan.


Hari Rama Hari Rama Rama Rama Hari Hari ....
Visit Rama temple and offer Him with Seetha palam ( normal seetha and mullu seetha palam). Plant Thulasi plant today as many as you can.
~ Vijayakumar Alagappan www.iksacademy.com

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Narmada Bana Lingam


The sacred Narmada river is one of the Sapta Gangas, the seven holy rivers in India. The legends identify it as the 'sweat' flowing out of Lord Shiva's own body, when He performed his Cosmic dance "Ananda Thandava" and therefore considered as the holiest of the rivers. On the river bank of the Narmada is Omkareshwar, the most famous among the twelve Jyothirlingams. Many Vedic scriptures propound that the natural Narmada Banalingams are self-manifest respresentations of Lord Shiva. What Salagramas are to Lord Maha Vishnu that Narmada Bana Lingas are to Lord Shiva.


The Composition and Symbolism of Narmada Lingams
It is the considered view of many researchers and geologists that the unique composition of the Narmada Shiva Lingams was due to the impregnation of its rocky river-sides and the rocks in the river bed, 14 million years ago by a large meteorite that crashed into the Narmada river. The fusion of the Meteorite and the Earthly Minerals has spawned a new and unique type of Crystalline Rock, with extraordinary energetic qualities - the Narmada Bana Lingams. Over a period of time, the impregnated rocks split into rock bits and pebbles and were moulded by strong and forceful currents of the Narmada river, which naturally tumbled and produced perfectly shaped and polished Shiva Lingams.


Regular worship of the Narmada Bana Lingam with the sacred mantras cause many intense and invisible effects. It is said that the sacred and powerful sounds from such mantras cause a powerful internal reverberation, which is absorbed by the Bana Lingam. With consistent worship, this energy is slowly released and emitted to the surrounding environments, and is specially known to have the capacity to negate the accumulated karmic burdens of its worshipper; in other words, the Bana Lingam dissolves the negative karmic baggage (negative karma) carried by the individual.

Rudraksha - divine gift of nature


The Tears of Lord Siva that are Rudraksha, are the original Beads of Power worn by the Yogis of India for thousands of years to maintain health and to gain self empowerment and fearless life on their path to Enlightenment and Liberation. The many Devotees of Truth who deliberately live their lives according to Eternal Natural Law that is Sanatana Dharma Know that Rudraksha Beads are a Gift from The Almighty God and are a Natural Birth Right of the Mankind.

Rudra" is the name of Lord Shiva whereas "Aksha" means tears. It is said that the plant of Rudraksha has originated from the tear drops of Lord Shiva. As per the Vedic scriptures, Rudraksha can nullify the effects of malefic planets to a great extent. No other bead is considered to be as auspicious and powerful as a Rudraksha.

According to the ancient mystics, effects of the beads of Rudraksha work by just by sight, touch of the hand and the body. rudraksha distracts the evil eye. It has the power of electro-magnetic, para-magnetic inductive property, and Dynamic Polarity, which differ in different mukhis.

Rudraksha, is the most powerful and awesome bead ever. This bead can help you achieve all you want - a healthy mind, body and soul, a wealthy life that many dream of and only some achieve, and a happy you.

How do we choose a good rudraksha ?
Many get confused with the shape and size of rudraksha . One should not seriously worry about it. Just see that the Mukhi is well defined, corns and contours are natural, and there are no cracks near the central hole. The bead has to be lustrous and healthy and devoid of deep cracks and insect holes .

Rudraksha beads can be dipped in milk or water and the same is to be consumed or taken as first thing in the morning.

How do the beads work ?
Rudraksha beads work on different chakras of human body as well on different planets and invite blessings from Gods. They work best when worn on body. Touching skin is not necessary for rudraksha beads to show effect. But method of wearing is very important. Just as gems work when worn on specific fingers , similarly rudraksha work when worn at specific parts of the body in a specific manner.


Do rudraksha suit all skins ?
Rudraksha is hot in nature. Some people cannot wear it . Their skin shows signs of allergy. In that case you may keep the beads in Puja room and offer daily prayers

People ask , Can ladies wear?
Yes, they can. According to our holy books , Rudraksha can be worn at all times by everybody .

"Is it that only Hindus can wear?"
No, All can wear. Ancient texts have not limited wearing of these beads to any caste , religion or sex . Some ancient texts also talk of animals wearing them and achieving salvation.

"Does it bring luck?"
Yes, Shiva Purana specially describe that Lakshmi stays where Rudraksha is.

"Can the family members keep interchanging Neck Malas, Japa Malas or Rudraksha beads?"
No. There is a relationship between the wearer and Rudraksha, which is very private and must not be shared. But it can be willed and passed on to the next generation.


Choosing Rudraksha


rudraksha trees

The best way to choose rudraksha is by reading the properties of the beads and selecting the ones that closely match with what you desire. Our ancients puranas specify properties of the beads only with regards to the different gods and goddess that reside in each specific bead and do not mention any relation whatsoever with their astrological properties. Rudraksha can be chosen by Purpose, Therapy or by Rashi. One bead or multiple beads of different mukhi may be combined together.

1 Mukhi Rudraksha
The One mukhi Rudraksha is the symbol of Godhood, Supreme Truth and Attainment of Eternity. The One mukhi Rudraksha is itself Lord Shankar and it is the main among all rudrakshas of all faces. It is ruled by the Sun and enlightens the Super Consciousness. It brings the power of Dharana to the wearer meaning the power to concentrate the mind on an object. The wearer of One mukhi Rudraksha gets his mental structure changed and he begins to feel renunciation from the worldly affairs and naturally inclines towards GOD. His mind begins to concentrate on the Supreme Element that is Partattva Dharana cha jayate Tatprakashnam thus the discoverers of Aatma Tattva must wear One Mukhi Rudraksha .

2 Mukhi Rudraksha
2 Mukhi Rudraksha effectively control the malefic effects of Moon such as diseases of Left eye, kidney, intestine in physical level and in the spiritual level such as lack of harmony in relationship etc. Two faced Rudraksha has natural two lines or faces. It is oval in shape and is available in two varieties – Nepal and Haridwar (India).It is the symbol of ArdhaNareeshwara, a joint image of the Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati (Shakti). In this image we see both in one body. It brings unity like the family unity in form, speech and Meaning. Being capable of getting riches and virtuous off springs by wearing two faced Rudraksha, it’s wearer becomes capable of leading peaceful and sacred life and the wearer’s family finds the reverence and faith continuously increasing among them. Removing the differences of opinions between the Teacher & the pupil, the father and the son, the husband and the wife, and friends, it establishes unity between them.

3 Mukhi Rudraksha

3 Mukhi Rudraksha Bead is known to be one of the most powerful Rudraksha for stopping all problems created in the past and existing in the present moment and about to take place in the Future. This Rudraksha Bead combined with appropriate Mantras helps to dramatically change a persons life for the better in the 40 days it takes to complete an initial Mantra Discipline. The 3 Mukhi Rudraksha Bead is a life saver. The wearer feels its influence by attaining success in his efforts, favourable means, learning and knowledge. Its best virtue is that it makes the wearer free from chronic fever certainly. It contains the Trinity of Gods: Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh.


4 Mukhi Rudraksha
4 mukhi Rudraksha has four linings from head to bottom at equal distance. Its ruling planet is Jupiter. The power of Brahma exists in its whole effectiveness and Divinity. Being influenced by the creative wisdom of the four headed Lord Brahma, it gives the wearer the creative power and provides him learning and knowledge. The dull mined students must wear it. And it is beneficial to scientists, researchers, intellectuals, artists, writers and journalists. In mythology it represents Goddess Saraswati and Brahma. Malefic effects of Jupiter include intellectual dullness of mind, lack of grasping and understanding power, difficulty in effective communication and also neurotic conditions of mind. This mukhi also governs logical and concrete and structural thinking. It increases wit and intelligence. If the three beads of four faced Rudraksha are fastened in the right hand nobody can be stand to face to the wearer. Boil the Rudraksha in milk and drink for 21 days to improve memory.

5 Mukhi Rudraksha
5 mukhi Rudraksha is the form of Rudra named Kaalagni. The wealth, in the form of learning that man gains in the world, should be apparent and permanent only then it is meaningful. Five faced Rudraksha is useful for this purpose. In the long run we lose our power to maintain the learning that we have gained and at last it vanishes. We forget the acquired learning or cannot remember the lost learning only after wearing the five faced Rudraksha. Agni (fire) purifies the metals and similarly five faced Rudraksha rectifies all the vices and faults of Jeeva and makes him pure and Jeeva gains the form of Pashupati i.e. the Lord of all creatures after becoming free from the animal instincts. By wearing its mala the wearer’s mind remains peaceful. There is no suspicion about the fact that the wearer of Five faced Rudraksha mala never gets untimely death.

6 Mukhi Rudraksha
6 mukhi Rudraksha is the center of the power of Lord Shiva’s second son, Kumar Kartikeya. It gives learning, wisdom and knowledge and increases will power. Moreover, it saves us from the worldly sorrows. A combination of four face Rudraksha and six face Rudraksha enhances the vocal & mental power of the wearer amazingly. It is very good for company managers, businessmen, journalists and editors etc. Lord Kartikeya rules over planet Mars, so wearing this Rudraksha removes malefics associated with planet Mars. The afflictions and influences of Mars can cause cuts, wounds, surgery, injury by weapons, itching of the skin, bone fractures, hemorrhoids, miscarriages and abortions. Wearing six Mukhi rudraksha helps in controlling the malefic effects of Mars and increases the concentration. Six Mukhi rudraksha is very dear to Lord Kartikeya and is the source of his energy.



7 Mukhi Rudraksha
Represents Sapta-Rishis and Goddess Mahalakshmi. Cures from cold, fever and confers long life.

8 Mukhi Rudraksha
Symbolises Lord Ganesha. Consume the milk, in which the Rudrakshas is boiled, to get cured of paralysis.

9 Mukhis Rudraksha
Represents Goddess Durga. Confers power and fame. Excess bleeding and abortion get prevented. Women wearing in top right arm will get chioldren.

10 Mukhis Rudraksha
Represents Lord Vishnu. Protects from black magic and snake bites. All types of cough are cured by drinking the milk, boiled with this Rudraksha.

11 Mukhis Rudraksha
Reincarnation of Rudra. Aplying sacred ash (vibhooti) on the forehead and wearing this Rudraksha is equal to performing Aswameda-yagam Helps in getting progeny.

12 Mukhis Rudraksha
Represents the 12 abodes of Sun. Confers Universal recognition.

Planets controlling the dasa period and the necessary Rudrakshas to be worn
One- faced for Sun, Two-faced for Moon, Three-faced for Mars, Four-faced for Mercury, Five-faced for Jupiter, Six-faced for Venus, Seven-faced for Saturn, Eight-faced for Rahu, Nine-faced for Ketu.

For fertility, both the husband and wife should wear Garbha Gauri Shankara Rudraksha. For a happy married life, wear Gauri Shankara Rudraksha, on the day of Akshaya Tritiyai.

How to preserve the Rudraksha - Keep the Rudraksha in mustard oil for few days and then wash it with soap-nut powder.
- Turmeric powder, kungumam, and sandalwood paste should not be applied on Rudraksha
- Anyone above 3 years old can wear Rudraksha
- Rudraksha gives good results within 41 days after wearing
- Remove the Rudraksha, before going to bed
- Rudraksha must not be taken to the cremation grounds and funerals. Also not be taken to the place new born baby
- Never wear the Rudraksha while having sex
- Women must not wear the Rudraksha during menstrual cycle
- Always keep your Rudraksha clean. Dust and dirt can settle in pores of the bead. Clean these as frequently as possible with something with soft, fine bristles. If the thread dirty or worn out change it.

Rudrakhsas of different mukhis please different planets. Each one has control on one of the nine planets. They receive constructive vibration from the planets. Its power of receiving vibration is incredible and it works like a transformer emitting positive vibrations incessantly. Rudraksha has the power of electro-magnetic inductive property, and Dynamic Polarity. The electro-magnetic and para-magnetic vidrations differ in different mukhis. It sends specific electric impulses to the brain through the process of reflex, which stimulates the brain centres and transfers information in the Neuro physicology, and cures various ailments.

Matha Shivarathiri - By Vijayakumar Alagappan

The significance of Matha (monthly) Shivarathiri is not so commonly known, which falls on the Krishna paksha Chaturdasi (14th Wanning Moon) every month or the night preceding the Ammavasai (New Moon). The very moment we hear the name Shivarathiri most of us thought the Maha Shivarathiri. It is primarily only this Maha Shivarathiri (The Shivarathri that occurs during the month of February or the Tamil month of Maasi) that is given the predominance now. So it's on this Maha Shivarathiri that we do the meditation, mantra chanting, poojas during the night time and try to keep ourselves awake the whole night.


Matha Shivarathiri when falls on Tuesday becomes highly auspicious.

But many people are not aware that the monthly Shivarathiri too carries equal importance. During monthly Shivarathiri we need to concentrate on lots of chanting, worships and meditation during the night time. It's during this night time that the negative forces or the asura shakthis' take up their higher hand. So to protect ourselves against their vibrations we need to do lot of rituals and chantings.

The Significance of Meditation during Matha Shivarathiri

The moon, which is the presiding deity of the mind of man, wanes until the fourteenth day after full moon. The mind should be starved into the condition, so that man becomes free of karmic thoughts. When there is no Moon there will be no thoughts from mind which will be favourable to do powerful meditation. Meditation on Shivarathiri when there is no Moon will be tremendously successful even for a great yogis.

Chant Hmmm Nama Shivaya - 108 times at Matha Shivarathiri Night

for more information on other Tithis - Moon phases click below :
http://indianknowledgesystemacademy.blogspot.com/2010/11/mystical-power-of-thithi-moon-phases-by.html

Science of Maha Shiva Ratri


Festivals in India include the Scientific wisdom in four different fields of sciences. Climatology, Astronomy, Siddha Vaidyam / Ayur Vedam and Human Physiology. Human body is susceptible for the changes in the cyclical motions of the moon and sun. The impact of these changes are closely documented by the advanced researchers in the field of biofarming and organic farming. The ascent and descent of the moon have the impact on the growth of the plants and all cellular structures, including on the germination of the plants.

What is the simplest way of appeasing Lord Shiva?
Offering him Vilvam leaves.

Ancient mystics of India understood that these changes also affect at certain seasonal transitions and devised the methods for the natural adaptations for these changes. Festivals are celebrated for these adaption. Maha Shiva Rathiri comes exactly at this seasonal transition from the Winter to Spring. All nature and cosmos covered by the space and time undergoes three phenomenon. Creation, Growth, and Dissolution. The time span of these cycles change. Stars and Galaxies may have a cycle of millions of light years and species may have few hours. These three aspects are called as the Brahma Tatva, Vishnu Tatva and Maheswara Tatva. During the rotation around the sun the earth, along with all associated creation on the earth, undergoes three faces of Time. These are called as “Kalams” in the Sasthraas. They are Spring Time (Usha Kalam), Monsoon Time (Varsha Kalam) and Winter Time (Sitha Kalam). Every time has two seasons namely Vasantha and Grishma rithu (Spring Time and early summer), Sarath and Varsha rithu (Monsoon Time for farming), and Hemantha and Sisira rithu (early and late Winter Time followed by harvest), and after the Winter Time the Spring Time will start again.


Poojas, Mantras and Meditation during Maha Shivaratri are amplified by 10 million times.

All the flora and fauna will undergo hibernation during the Winter Time and will start new germination during the Spring Time. This transition time is the most important one for all species including humans. Festivals are celebrated to make them adapt for these transitions. Maheswara tatva belongs to the dissolution of this natural cycle so this Maha Shiva Rathiri is celebrated at the last day of the first month in the Late Winter, before the starting of Spring Time. Human body also undergoes very subtle cellular and molecular changes during this time. Most of the lung and respiratory infections are possible during this time. To avoid them, certain rules are prescribed in the form of celebration of the Maha Shiva Rathiri. We have to always remember that in Hinduism, the science is interspersed with the way of human life. Now we apply the tanning lotions and other skin rash medicines for ultra violet sun rays during these months. But these have their limitations, as these are reactive and invasive procedures of prevention of disease.



Never, ever miss to observe Shiva Rathiri especially Maha Shiva Rathiri

The non invasive prevention techniques are the gradual adjustment of the body’s physiology through these festivals.

According to Siddha Vaidyam, the Vilvam Leaves have a power full preventive medicine for all the Respiratory Diseases including the Cardiac Problems. The worshipping Shiva with these leaves means using them with hand and smelling the smell of these leaves. This involves the aroma therapy. According to the advanced research when moon goes to an angle between 840 to 1800 in it’s rotation around the earth there will be profound influence on the Brain, Digestive Organs, Kidneys, Reproductive Organs, and Spleen. Especially in the months when the sun heat is less in the peak of winter time ( which results due to the increased distance between the earth and the sun due to its longitudinal axis). This influences reaches peak on the 14 day of the moon’s descent in the peat of deep winter season which is Maha Shiva Rathiri day. So on this the Fasting is prescribed according to Siddha Vaidyam. This is intended to keep the body systems intact. The Shiva Lingams are made with the special granite stone which have a specific crystalline structure. This structure is found to have a specific property of resonating the cosmic vibrations. Water has a peculiar property of called colloidal property. This enhances the water molecules to change their bond angles when came in to contact with the cosmic resonance and to increase their energy which then becomes powerful medicine. The abhishekam of the Shiva Lingams is to do this complicated exercises for the benefit of the mankind.

Maha Shivarathiri is considered the most auspicious time to please Lord Shiva to gain his blessings.

All Temples build on the principles of Siddhatham Agamas in South India especially at Tamil Nadu are the Accumulators of the Cosmic energy and Geo Magnetic Energies for the disseminating them for the individuals who go to temples. Going to temples and staying in the night of Maha Shiva Rathiri involves the taking and assimilating the energy for the whole night so that the energy imbalances that occur during the transitional changes are corrected. The mantras used in the abhishekam or in the worship are definite energy states which produce a specified quantum of energy if recited. This energy is absorbed by the molecules of the body and they in turn radiate heightened infrared band of energies. These energies radiated are picked up by the Acu Pressure Points or Adharas which distribute the energy for all the systems of the body for the energy correction. That is the reason why the Rudra Namakam, Chamakam and Mahanyasam and other powerful Mantras are recited on this Maha Shiva Rathiri Day.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Maha Shivarathiri on 24th February 2017 - By Vijayakumar Alagappan

MAHA SHIVARATHIRI IS THE GREAT NIGHT OF LORD SHIVA TO REMOVE OUT ALL SINS AND ACTIVATE OUR HIGHER BRAIN



Maha Shivaratri Maha Shivratri or Maha Sivaratri (Night of Shiva or "Great Night of Shiva") is a festival celebrated every year on the 13th day/13th night (breaking fast/'vratam' on 14th after sunrise) in the Krishna Paksha (waning moon) of the month of Maagha (that is, the night before and day of the new moon). The most significant practices of this day are offering of Vilvam leaves to the Lord Shiva and perform abhishekams, fasting and all through night long vigil chanting Shiva Panchakshara mantra. People repeat the Panchakshara Mantra Om / Hmmm NamaShivaya as it is said he who utters the Names of Shiva during Shivarathiri, with perfect devotion and concentration is freed from all sins. He reaches the abode of Shiva and lives there happily. He is liberated from the wheel of births and deaths. Many pilgrims flock to the places where there are Shiva temples.

Story of Maha Sivarathiri

According to one of the legend, during the Samudra Mathanam by the Gods and Demons, a poison came out of the ocean. It was so toxic, that its effect would have wiped out of the entire creation. At this juncture, on the advice of Lord Vishnu, the Gods approached Lord Shiva and prayed him to protect their lives by consuming the poision. The Lord pleased by the prayers out of compassion for living beings, Lord Shiva drank this poision and held it in this throat by binding it with a snake. The throat became blue due to the position. That is why Lord Shiva is otherwise called Neelakanta and Lord Shiva remained unharmed. The Ashwini Kumaras advised the Gods to keep Lord Shiva awake during the night as part of the therapy. To amuse Lord Shiva and to keep him awake, the gods took turn performing various dances and playing music. A vigil was thus kept by the gods in contemplation of Lord Shiva. As the day broke out, Lord Shiva pleased with their devotion and blessed them all. Since then, on this day and night, devotees fast, keep vigil, sing glories of Lord and meditate.


As you keep vigil this night, you become aware of your life and karma. It is a great opportunity to connect with the divine formless form Lingam of Lord Shiva, the Lingam, who symbolizes 'all-auspiciousness', and to invite these energies in your life. In essence, Maha Shivarathiri signifies the transition from the darkness of gloom and ignorance to the dawn of divine joy and knowledge

Science of Shivarathiri

Festivals in India include the Scientific wisdom in four different fields of sciences. Climatology, Astronomy, Siddha Vaidyam / Ayur Vedam and Human Physiology. Human body is susceptible for the changes in the cyclical motions of the moon and sun. The impact of these changes are closely documented by the advanced researchers in the field of bio farming and organic farming. The ascent and descent of the moon have the impact on the growth of the plants and all cellular structures, including on the germination of the plants.


OM
Tamil Om

What is the simplest way of appeasing Lord Shiva?

Offering him Vilvam leaves.

Ancient mystics of India understood that these changes also affect at certain seasonal transitions and devised the methods for the natural adaptations for these changes. Festivals are celebrated for these adaption. Maha Shiva Rathiri comes exactly at this seasonal transition from the Winter to Spring. All nature and cosmos covered by the space and time undergoes three phenomenon. Creation, Growth, and Dissolution. The time span of these cycles change. Stars and Galaxies may have a cycle of millions of light years and species may have few hours. These three aspects are called as the Brahma Tatva, Vishnu Tatva and Maheswara Tatva. During the rotation around the sun the earth, along with all associated creation on the earth, undergoes three faces of Time. These are called as “Kalams” in the Sasthraas. They are Spring Time (Usha Kalam), Monsoon Time (Varsha Kalam) and Winter Time (Sitha Kalam). Every time has two seasons namely Vasantha and Grishma rithu (Spring Time and early summer), Sarath and Varsha rithu (Monsoon Time for farming), and Hemantha and Sisira rithu (early and late Winter Time followed by harvest), and after the Winter Time the Spring Time will start again.



Poojas, Mantras and Meditation during Maha Shivarathiri are amplified by 10 million times.

All the flora and fauna will undergo hibernation during the Winter Time and will start new germination during the Spring Time. This transition time is the most important one for all species including humans. Festivals are celebrated to make them adapt for these transitions. Maheswara tatva belongs to the dissolution of this natural cycle so this Maha Shiva Rathiri is celebrated at the last day of the first month in the Late Winter, before the starting of Spring Time. Human body also undergoes very subtle cellular and molecular changes during this time. Most of the lung and respiratory infections are possible during this time. To avoid them, certain rules are prescribed in the form of celebration of the Maha Shiva Rathiri. We have to always remember that in Hinduism, the science is interspersed with the way of human life. Now we apply the tanning lotions and other skin rash medicines for ultra violet sun rays during these months. But these have their limitations, as these are reactive and invasive procedures of prevention of disease.



Never, ever miss to observe Shiva Rathiri especially Maha Shiva Rathiri


The non invasive prevention techniques are the gradual adjustment of the body’s physiology through these festivals. According to Siddha Vaidyam, the Vilvam Leaves have a power full preventive medicine for all the Respiratory Diseases including the Cardiac Problems. The worshiping Shiva with these leaves means using them with hand and smelling the smell of these leaves. This involves the aroma therapy. According to the advanced research when moon goes to an angle between 840 to 1800 in it’s rotation around the earth there will be profound influence on the Brain, Digestive Organs, Kidneys, Reproductive Organs, and Spleen. Especially in the months when the sun heat is less in the peak of winter time ( which results due to the increased distance between the earth and the sun due to its longitudinal axis). This influences reaches peak on the 14 day of the moon’s descent in the peat of deep winter season which is Maha Shiva Rathiri day. So on this the Fasting is prescribed according to Siddha Vaidyam. This is intended to keep the body systems intact. The Shiva Lingams are made with the special granite stone which have a specific crystalline structure. This structure is found to have a specific property of resonating the cosmic vibrations. Water has a peculiar property of called colloidal property. This enhances the water molecules to change their bond angles when came in to contact with the cosmic resonance and to increase their energy which then becomes powerful medicine. The abhishekam of the Shiva Lingams is to do this complicated exercises for the benefit of the mankind.


Maha Shivarathiri is considered the most auspicious time to please Lord Shiva to gain his blessings.

All Temples build on the principles of Siddhatham Agamas in South India especially at Tamil Nadu are the Accumulators of the Cosmic energy and Geo Magnetic Energies for the disseminating them for the individuals who go to temples. Going to temples and staying in the night of Maha Shiva Rathiri involves the taking and assimilating the energy for the whole night so that the energy imbalances that occur during the transitional changes are corrected. The mantras used in the abhishekam or in the worship are definite energy states which produce a specified quantum of energy if recited. This energy is absorbed by the molecules of the body and they in turn radiate heightened infrared band of energies. These energies radiated are picked up by the Acu Pressure Points or Adharas which distribute the energy for all the systems of the body for the energy correction. That is the reason why the Rudra Namakam, Chamakam and Mahanyasam and other powerful Mantras are recited on this Maha Shiva Rathiri Day

Shivarathiri Puja

Shivarathiri Pooja has been given tremendous significance in Hindu mythology. It is said that ritual worship of Lord Shiva on a Shivarathiri day pleases Lord Shiva the most. Devotees further believe that by pleasing Lord Sankara on the auspicious Shivarathiri day, a person is absolved of past sins and is blessed with Moksha or salvation.


According to Shiva Purana, sincere worship of Lord Shiva yields merits including spiritual growth for the devotees. Shiva Purana further says that performing abhishekam of Shiva Linga with six different dravyas including milk, yoghurt, honey, ghee, sugar and water while chanting Sri Rudram, Chamakam and Dasa Shanthi pleases Lord Shiva the most. According to the mythology, each of these dravya used in the abhisheka blesses a unique quality.

Milk is for the blessing of purity and piousness.
Yogurt is for prosperity and progeny.
Honey is for sweet speech.
Ghee is for victory.
Sugar is for happiness.
Water is for purity.

Besides, worship of Lord Shiva on Shivrathiri is also considered to be extremely beneficial for women. While, married women pray to Shiva for the well being of their husbands and sons, unmarried women pray for a husband like Shiva, who is considered to be the ideal husband.

To perform the worship of Lord Shiva on Shivrathiri, devotees wake up early and take a ritual bath, preferably in the holy waters of river Ganga. This is followed by worship to Sun God, Vishnu and Shiva in accordance with the purification rite observed on all-important Hindu festivals. Devotees then wear fresh new clothes and pay a visit to the nearest Shiva temple. As a tradition, devotees observe a fast on a Shivarathiri day. Some do not consume even a drop of water.



What Can You Do at Home on Maha Shivarathiri?

-Clean your home and clear your mind
-Enlighten your thoughts with remembering the Divine and Sing praise to the Divine with a full heart.
-Enjoy yourself! God is not a killjoy. The more joyous you are, the closer you get towards the spring of joy and bliss!
-Light a ghee lamp and some incense. A sweet smell is sure to be pleasing and purify any negative energies in the space
-Forget life's problems, the pains of your past, and worries about your future. Celebrate everything that is good in your life right now!
-worship Lord Shiva at home by offering Vilvam leaves and by chanting mantra - 'Hmmm Nama Shivaya'





Hmmm Nama Shivaya (Om is recited as Hmmm..)


Prayers offered during Maha Shivarathiri are promised to be amplified 10 million times. If there is a time that you can purify your thoughts and activate the empowerment of your goals, it is this special night. Throughout the night keep vigil, dont go to sleep, keep your stomach empty (if you fast you can stay alert to receive more energy) and chant Hmmm Nama Shivaya.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Goddess Saraswathi Birthday on 1st Feb 2017


                                       
PRAYERS WITH ENGLISH MEANING
Saraswathi Namasthubhyam, varade Kama roopini,

Vidhyarambham karishyami, sidhir bhavathu me sada.
My salutations to Goddess Saraswathi,

Who can take any form,

Who is the bestower of all boons,

And I start learning now,

With the prayer to her,

To make it very effective.
Worshipping Mother Saraswati on fifth date of Thai month, Shukla Paksha is of great importance. According to astrology, the fifth house of horoscope is called the house of education. Starting education from 5th date makes a person successful in fields of education. Mother Saraswati is the Goddess of 64 arts and knowledge. Her blessings bring consciousness in the life and our increased wisdom helps us in achieving wealth.

Children are taught their first words on this day (as an auspicious beginning to learning). Schools, colleges etc., (places of learning) organise special worship of Saraswathi.

With Her grace, the mute, it is believed, have been able to speak and people have been blessed with the ability to write or compose poems. Musicians sing here and many even choose to perform here first. Instrumentalists have puja performed for their instruments here. Apart from art and culture, Goddess Saraswathi also showers Her blessings for the education of children.

According to scriptures, Lord Brahma blessed Shri Krishna that he will be worshipped on the day of Thai Month Shukla Paksha Panchami.

Notebooks, pencils and pens are kept at the Devi's feet for blessings and then used by the students. A noticeboard asks the students to write their names, address and the roll number on a piece of paper and put it in the hundi after praying for success! It is believed the Goddess blesses them for good and positive results.


Goddess Mookambikai


The Auspicious Muhurtham to Start Education
The Birthday of Goddesses Saraswathi is also known as Vasanth Panchami. This day is also known as the Abujha Muhurutham (most auspicious day). On this day, starting of education is considered favorable. There is no need to apply any more rules of Muhurutham to perform this Sanskaram. Because of this reason Mystics in India started the custom of Saraswati Pujai on the day of Vasanth Panchami.

Lord Hayagriva

Goddess Saraswati is extremely pleased when you worship Her Guru, Lord Hayagriva. For learning, Hayagriva is the most important God to worship. Hayagriva is a horse-headed Avatar of Lord Vishnu. Hayagriva restores wisdom to its rightful place and is thus worshiped as the God of knowledge and wisdom. On this day worship Goddess Saraswathi and recite her mantra Hmmm Aim Saraswathiye Namaha and follow by with her Guru's mantra Hmmm Hayagriva, Hayagriva, Hayagriva Namaha.

                             
                             Vidya Arambam ritual at Kollur Mookambikai temple

Those who want to master the 64 arts need Goddess Saraswathi's blessings. How to receiver her blessings? By taking food not more then half stomach at a time. Drink water 1/4 stomach at a time so that the remaining 1/4 of stomach will be empty always. So to invoke Goddess Saraswathi you should not over load your stomach. In tamil we say ''athigama saptaka butthi manthama agum". Along with this diet system you can take 'vallarai' 2 times p/day and recite "Aim" 108 times by placing your palm on your stomach after shower every morning. ~ Vijayakumar Alagappan www.iksacademy.com

Shakti Worship During Month of Thai



Rise of Goddess Consciousness: Shakti Worship

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. There is no jewel rarer than her, no condition superior to her!

Not many people have the grace to perform true Shakti worship. 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.

The concept of Shakti is also connected with Goddess Durga and Goddess Kali. Durga represents the power of the Supreme Being that preserves moral order and righteousness in the creation. Durga, also called Divine Mother, protects mankind from evil and misery by destroying evil forces such as selfishness, jealousy, prejudice, hatred, anger and ego. Kali is the fierce form of Parvati. She is a fierce protector and upholder of Dharma, although seemingly cruel at times.

The Tamil month of Thai (Mid January to Mid February) has a great significance for Shakti worship especially the 4 Fridays that falls during this month.

Transform your ltcha Shakti into longing for God.
Convert Kriya Shakti into a force for doing divine actions.
Sublimate your Jnana Shakti into divinity itself.

Thai Masam Amavasai Tharpanam - 27th Jan 2017

The secret of overcoming your problems!
~ By Vijayakumar Alagappan


All human beings on this earth are born with three Rinas (Debts) such as Deva Rina (Gods & Goddesses), Rishi Rina(12 level of Gurus) and Pitru Rina(departed ancestors).  Deva Rina is a kind of debt owed to Lord that can be paid off by leading Dharmic way of living, visiting temples and doing self-less service to Lord and following customs and rituals.  Rishi Rinas are the debt owed to Rishis which can be cleared by living a life of morality and following the rules prescribed in the Siddhantam and sacred scriptures.  Finally, Pitru Runas are the debt owed to ancestors can be well paid off by performing homage to ancestors in the form of Tharpanam rituals.


According to Siddhas (South Indian Mystics) another main reason for all of our everyday problems besides planets is the departed spirits of our ancestors. Our role is that we should constantly connect to the departed ancestors to live a peaceful life.


Our departed forefathers / ancestors cannot come to this world whenever they think, except on Amavasai ( New Moon ), the starting day of every month and during Mahalaya Paksha. So they all will come in sookshma (means not visible to naked eyes) dehas and if we offer them the sesame (gingili) and water they accept that, and bless us directly.

The best blessings and worst curses come from your departed parents, grandparents and ancestors. If your ancestors decide to help you, they can change your life instantaneously.


There are only three times a year that we can strongly influence and help our departed ancestors elevate to higher plane where in return they will bless us for our well being.

- Thai Masam Amavasya :New Moon (15 Jan to 15 feb)

- Adi Masam Amavasya : New Moon (15 July to 15 Aug)

- Purattasi Masam Amavasya : New Moon (15 Sept to 15 Oct)



This coming Thai Masam Amavasai (New Moon) on 27th January 2017 the departed souls will visit the earth plane to bless their relations. Performing tantric rituals for them on this special day is very important for both our material and spiritual enhancement. They can bless us with greater health, wealth, prosperity and enlightenment. Tarpanam on Thai Masam Amavasai is best performed by trained priests.


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. 


To perform the daily (Nithya Tharpanam) and monthly Tantric Tarpanam ritual by yourself you can learn in our Tantric Astrology Consultation - for appointment call +6012 910 7301

Clarifications
Tharpanam is done only for departed beings, that is, those who have passed on. Tharpanam is not done for those who are alive. If you don't know the name of an ancestor, that is fine. Just state the relationship alone and offer tharpanam for that ancestor.

Can one do tharpanam for more than 12 departed ancestors?
The answer is yes. But that is a more advanced procedure.



When to do Tharpanam?
Tharpanam should be done at sunrise. There is a tradition that says that tharpanam should be done at noon. If this is your tradition, please do follow that.

Where to do Tharpanam?
You can do tharpanam right in the comfort of your home.
But it is that much more effective to do it in temples and on the banks of sacred rivers.

If you can do tharpanam in the Pitru Moksha temples and sacred spots, that would be the best.(Rameswaram Temple is one of the most powerful spot for tarpanam ritual)

If your ancestors are not resting peacefully, then they can cause much disruption and hardship in your life.

Can the son do tharpanam if the father is alive?
The most serious misconception regarding tharpanam is the idea that if the father is alive, the son should not do tharpanam. The son has a pitru debt just as the father does. So it is important to shed this misconception rightaway. The father can do pitru tharpanam and so can the son and the son's son. In fact, if all three do it together, the pitrus will be very pleased!



Can women do tharpanam?
Women can do pitru tharpanam just as well as men. Think of this key point: If there are no sons in a family, does that mean the ancestors should be starved of tharpanam? The answer is NO. The daughters can certainly do tharpanam. Preferably women should use white sesame seeds in their tharpanam.

The Process of Rebirth and The Cycle of Birth and Death

The ancestors must always be worshipped first…Hell and Heaven is right here among the species…we all must account for our actions-if you bark at people you will become a dog in the next life or gossip a lot will become a frog…when these ancestors are caught up in the lower levels of life then the cycle of birth and death ceased, and women in the family are unable to give birth to babies…causing extinction of the family.


TO AVOID CHILDLESS COUPLES AND GUARANTEE SUCCESSFUL LIFE THE ANCESTORS MUST BE WORSHIPPED AND REMEMBERED BY PERFORMING PITRU PUJA OR HONOURING OF THE PAST SOULS DURING THE TIME OF PITRU PAKSHA. ( MUCH LIKE THE CHINESE HUNGRY GHOST FESTIVAL AND AMERICAN HALOWEEN FESTIVAL )



Perform Tharpanam rituals with IKS Academy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 


- Limited to 90 people only
- Rm 71 ( Moksha Vilaku, Thachanai to priest, Annadhanam + Vastradhanam + Thachanai at old folks and Children homes are included)
- Dress code : Saree and Veshti
- Bring along your family members to the ritual so that they also will get your departed ancestors blessings

You can call and confirm with us to take part in this special tantric ritual with Indian Knowledge System Academy @ 013 350 5903 

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PLEASE READ THESE POINTS CAREFULLY BEFORE DOING THE PITRU 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 gotra lineage of a person, say it just before you mention the relationship, e.g., Sri Vatsa Gotra great grandfather Muruga or Vadhoola Gotra friend Suresh in the examples above. If you do not know the gotra of the person or you do not know what gotra is, just ignore this step.

4. For those who wear the sacred thread, change it to your right shoulder at the beginning of the Pithru Tharpanam 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 Pitra 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 Pitra Tharpanams could be done in the comfort of your house. It is very wonderful to do in the designated temples 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 or Pitra 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 / Pujas.

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

8. Never do Pithru Tharpanam on your Jenma Nakshatras.

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


Regards,
IKS ACADEMY TEAM

May Your Ancestors Bless You with Good Health, Wealth, Prosperity and Enlightenment