Tuesday, 2 August 2022

Mantra for VaraMahaLakshmi Festival

 On VaraMahaLakshmi Festival Day we can chant Kubera mantra for 70 times to get good wealth.



Saturday, 16 July 2022

Power of Mantra’s

Every mantra has some powers to achieve or guide something. Routine saying of mantras will help to control our mind and memory. Sometimes the good and bad thought will bring us happiness or sadness in our life, so daily saying mantra’s will tune our thoughts (Yadbavam Thadbavathi).

The Dhanvantri Mantra will reduce BP, Hypertension and other sufferrings etc.
Om Namo Bhagavate 
Vasudevaaya Dhanvantaraye 
Amrita-kalasha Hastaaya
Sarva-amaya Vinashaaya 
Trailokya Naathaya 
Maha-vishnave Namaha.





Monday, 9 March 2020

Agnihotra

Agnihotra is a healing fire from the ancient science of Ayurveda. It is a process of purifying the atmosphere through a specially prepared fire performed at sunrise and sunset daily. Anyone in any walk of life can do Agnihotra and heal the atmosphere in his/her own home. Thousands of people all over the world have experienced that Agnihotra reduces stress, leads to greater clarity of thought, improves overall health, gives one increased energy, and makes the mind more full of love. It is a great aid to drug and alcohol deaddiction. Agnihotra also nourishes plant life and neutralizes harmful radiation and pathogenic bacteria. It harmonizes the functioning of Prana (life energy) and can be used to purify water resources.

Science behind the tools or ingredients used for performing Agnihotra

Copper Pot:
The pot prescribed for Agnihotra is made of pure copper metal in a semi-pyramid shape. Copper is acknowledged for its oligodynamic (i.e. antibacterial) action. Metal copper plays an important role in the process of Agnihotra because Agnihotra has close connection with fire, heat, electromagnetic forces and cosmic energy feilds.
The shape of Agnihotra pot matches the pyramid. The word pyramid means 'fire in the middle'. The ancient word for pyramid in Egyptian was 'KHUTI' or 'KHUFU' which means 'glorious light'. The pyramid shaped copper pot receives, generates and decentralizes special healing and purifying energy in the ecosphere. Its effectiveness reaches peak levels at sunrise and sunset, with which the process of Agnihotra coincides.

Cow dung cakes:
Cow dung contains plenty of Menthol, Ammonia, Phenol, Indol, Formalin and specially its bacteriophage eradicate the pathogens and are a recognised disinfectant.

Cow Ghee:
Oblations of cow's ghee offered to the yagnya fire purifies the atmosphere, spreads a pleasant fragrance in it. The evil effects of all the chemically poisonous gases that are floating in the atmosphere due to severe pollution are nullified when yagnya is performed with offerings of Indian cow's pure ghee. Gases produced by the burning of cow’s pure ghee acts in balancing the cycle of nature.
Cow's Ghee is Life,' so says the Ancient Vedas. Ancient healers (medical practitioners) having known its wonderful healing properties have given it a place of honour by describing it as the Medicines Medicine. Cow's ghee is the most unique matter, the nector available to man on the plant earth.
When cow's ghee is mixed with rice grains and uttering the mantras Agnihotra oblations are offered to the fire 4 types of gases that are produced with the burning of the oblations have been recognized so far.
They are: Ethylene Oxide, Propylene Oxide, Formaldehyde and Butapropiolactone.
After the oblations are offered to the fire, cow's ghee produces acetylene, the energy of excessive heat, which sucks in the polluted air and purifies it. The gases that are produced from the burning of the cow's ghee possess the wonderful capacity of removing mental tensions and curing many diseases.

Unbroken Raw Rice:
Rice has a balancing yin and yang effect. Many ethereal oils are released during the process of combustion and chemical reactions are set off.

Agnihotra Mantras:

These Mantras are in Sanskrit are ordained by the Vedas. All the alphabets of the Sanskrit language are endowed with special vibrational powers.

Meaning of the Mantras:
Sunrise Mantra:
Unto the sun I am offering this offering. This is not mine, this is Thine.

Sunset Mantra:
Unto the fire I am offering all. This offering is not mine it is Thine.

The vibratory sound waves are powerful beyond imagination. Their immediate effect on the atmosphere and all life, even plant is extremely gratifying and nutritious.

Sunrise and Sunset are termed as circadian rhythms, they are  the smallest rhythmic cycles of nature.

Agnihotra is ordained to be performed exactly on these vitally important transitional moments. During these moments important changes occur in the atmosphere of earth which cause vital impact on life and the environment. Agnihotra time is referred to as 'Transitional moment' ie. Sandhya in Sanskrit.. It is neither day nor night, neither light nor darkness. Vedas describe this particular period as the 'Passage to Liberation' ( Tirtha ). The science of Yoga and Nadi system attach importance to this transitional moment. 

A man follows a particular pattern of breathing from the right or left nostril during the period from sunrise to sunset and beginning with sunset to sunrise. During this period 'Ida' and 'Pingala', these Nadis remain active in succession. Exactly at the time of sunrise and sunset they too are in the process of transition during which short time the 'Sushumna' nadi is active. The mind and body are in balance  during this time band. 

Performance of Agnihotra synchronizing with this time strengthens the beneficial effects on the mind and the body.

Steps to perform:
Check the local sunrise sunset timings from the annual timetable provided  for performing Agnihotra. Adjust your watch correctly as per the standard time.
Arrange a few pieces of dry cow dung cakes in the Agnihotra pot about 5-10 minutes before the actual sunrise time.
  • First, take a small piece of cow dung cake and place it at the bottom of the pot.
  • Start arranging the other pieces of cow dung cakes around it neatly. 
  • Use a candle or Diya to light the fire. 
  • Take two pinchfuls of clean, unbroken rice grains (raw) on the palm of your left hand or in a small dish. Smear these rice grains with a few drops of cow’s pure ghee. Divide the ghee smeared rice grains in two parts.
Keep an eye on your watch and sooner its needle touches the exact sunrise time, start uttering first mantra 'Sooryaya Svaha'. While you start saying 'Svaha' offer one part of the rice grains to the fire. Continue and complete the mantra's first line 'Sooryaya Idam Na Mama'. Start uttering the other line of the mantra, 'Prajapataye Svaha' while offering the other part of the rice grains to the fire after saying and go on to complete the mantra, 'Prajapataye Idam Na Mama'. Concentrate on the fire till the offerings are fully burnt. The morning Agnihotra concludes here.

Working of Agnihotra:

The sun brings or takes the energy, which makes all conditions conducive to an anti-pollutionary change. It calms the world. The pyramid is the generator, the fire, the turbine. 
Just at morning Agnihotra all the electricities, energies, ethers are attracted to the pyramid in its shape. At sunset these energies are thrust out in same shape.
This flood of energies at sunrise creates strong purifying effects on all levels wherever it touches the Earth.
Agnihotra amplifies these purifying effects in the following way:
This flood of subtle energies carries music with it.
The morning Agnihotra Mantra is the quintessential sound of that flood. If you then prepare the fire in the prescribed copper pyramid, utter these mantras and offer the rice mixed with ghee to the fire, then a channel is being created through all the atmosphere and PRANA – life energy, is purified.
When Agnihotra fire is burnt there is not just energy from the fire. The rhythms and Mantras generate subtle energies which are thrust into the atmosphere by fire. Also consider the quality of materials burnt wherein lies the full effect of this healing HOMA.
Much healing energy emanates from the Agnihotra pyramid.
An aura energy field is created around plants during Agnihotra. Thus plants become stronger and disease resistant.
When the flame dies the energy is locked in the resultant ash. This ash is used for preparing various folk medicines. Therefore, by regular performance of morning and evening Agnihotra, you create a positive energy pattern on all levels.

Monday, 4 March 2019

Mannarashala - Shree Nagaraja Temple


Mannarshala Shree Nagaraja Temple is a very ancient pilgrimage for the devotees of serpent gods. this temple is located about three kilo-meters to the south east of the bus stand at Harippad in Alleppey district(Kerala). This is the holy location sanctified by the residence of the great Brahmin appointed by Parashurama for the pooja in Mannarshala Temple.


As you enter the temple, we see rows of stone images of serpents on either side to lead the devotees to the presence of their supreme god. We are led into the temple courtyard and at that time a gentle breeze blows and the birds sing pleasantly to provide us a divine experience.  As you walk along the sandy courtyard under the shade of ancient trees entangled by many kinds of creepers and thick growth of cane where the serpents in large numbers enjoy to sit without disturbance, the devotees in a dream of unspeakable beauty, in a state of ecstasy,  would already have achieved half of their objective in coming there. The great jungle is never a source of fear; it certainly increases our devotion.

First the Sarpayakshi, and next to that the  Nagaraja stand facing east, creating a halo for the main deities, drawing power every movement from the continuous offering  of worship and ready to bless us with smiling faces. In-front of the shrine of Sarpayakshi, we can see an Ilanji tree surrounded by Serpent images. This very ancient tree is full of holes for serpents to lie down undisturbed.
The quiet shrines of Nagachamundi and Nagayakshi are to the south-west of the temple. Sarpayakshi and Nagayakshi are the beloved consorts of Nagaraja. Nagachamundi is his sister. Ngaraja is Ananta (Vishnu) and Sarparja is Vasuki (Shiva).

Offerings:
For wealth and prosperity
A pot filled with gold or a gold pot filled with other things.
For education, prosperity and fame
Silk, grains, divine ornaments.
For recovering health
Salt.
For protection from poison
Turmeric
For curing diseases
Pepper, mustard, green peas etc.
For protection from damage
Serpent cave made of gold etc., images of serpents eggs, tree etc.
For long life
Melted butter (ghee)
For getting whatever one wants
Milk, ripe kadali fruit, nilavara-payasam.
For having a child
A big vessel (uruli) made of brass, bronze etc. for performing Nurum Palum.

Abhishekam with coconut water, milk and rose water.
Alankaram with sandal wood garlands, arecanut flower bunches.
Nivedyam with ghee, appam, payasam, balls of molasses, kadali fruit etc.
Sarpabali with Nurum Palum made out of turmeric powder and rice powder.


Valiamma:
The resplendent brightness of Valiamma who has turned into a symbol of Naga deities through fasting and other austerities has not dimmed in the least by now as a result of the performance of rituals and poojas. Pilgrims cannot leave this place without seeing that fascinating divine glow with their own eyes and feeling contented. The sight of faith full devotees, who came here to seek the blessings of Nagaraja, waiting for long to see the flicker of the eyes of the great mother, so serene and compassionate and filled with blessings, continues even today.


Temple Worship:
Those who suffer from incurable diseases, those possessed by fear as a result of the anger  of Serpents and thereby find life unendurable - all of them come here to stay and pray and go back with their wishes fulfilled.

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Hora Time Table

We can refer the hora table for our daily activities to achieve more success in life.


Soma Hora: it is soft and gentle. Hence it is good for gardening, food related activities, sea related work and silver related work.

Mangal Hora: It is sharp and aggressive. Hence it is good for sports and competitive  activities, electrical and mechanical engineering work , fire related work, pursuing litigation and construction work.

Bhudha Hora: It is quick and stable. Hence it is good for education, learning new skills, changing place, finalizing a written agreement and travel related activities.

Guru Hora: It is favorable and fruitful. Hence it is good for travelling and transportation, money exchange, starting house construction and entering into the house and spiritual activities.

Shukra Hora: It is beneficial and uniting. Hence it is good for love, romance, marriage, music and dance activities.

Shani Hora: It is sluggish, inactive and delaying. Hence it is good for oil, lead, glass and iron related activities, laying foundation, opening the fixed deposit account and agriculture work.

Ravi Hora: It is energetic and powerful. Hence it is good for political work, court-related dealings, meeting politicians and government officials, submitting tender, handing over or taking responsibility and joining government job.

Friday, 15 February 2019

Chidambaram Temple

Chidambaram is a municipal town and one of the taluk headquarters in Cuddalore district. It is situated in the Kollidam River valley about 11 km from the coast, 20 kms from the towns Kollidam and Sirkazhi, 60 kms from Karaikal and 240 kms from Chennai. It is a famous pilgrimage site for Saivites as well as Vaishnavites, where one of the holiest and most ancient temples of Hinduism is located.

To the followers of Shaivism or the shaivaite, the very word koil refers to Chidambaram. In the same way, to the followers of Vaishnavism it refers to Srirangam or Thiruvarangam.

Thilai Kali Amman Temple:
once upon a time, a debate took place between Shiva and Shakti and both danced. In this dance, when Shiva danced by lifting one leg, Shakti could not lift her legs because of modesty. Hence Shakti had to submit to Shiva. Shiva at once, declared that Shakti should not reside within the boundaries of Thillai and made her reside outside. The Devi Shrine located in Thillai is the Thillai Kali temple in the north. This temple is known as Thillai Amman Koil.
In this place people will get blessing of victory. For this we have to first visit Thilai Kali Amman temple and then Nataraja temple. People normally give long 2.5m saari to the Kali amma and do kukumarchana. Also we can do abhisheka of mustard oil. Also already done mustard oil abhishekam is available that we can use daily to remove the negative energy from our body.


Nataraja Shiva:
The form of Shiva as Nataraja also known as Natesha or Nrityeshvara is worshipped in many parts of India. This form of Shiva is venerated by the devotees, religious philosophic thinkers, writers, poets, artists, painters, and experts of Indian art history. The image of Nataraja is the favourite theme for any artist even today in stone, metal, wood, painting and paper. In South India, particularly in Tamil Nadu Nataraja is venerated and worshipped in each and every temple . He is portrayed high on the front portion of the main temple (prasada), placed on the south. The metal images of the Nataraja installed in sub-shrines inside the temple thus also face the south. The great temple of Chidambaram also faces the south. 

The Nataraja as a concept and worship goes back to pre-Gupta times (4th century CE) in India. This form of Shiva is very popular. The name Nataraja, shows that Shiva, the master of dance, ie., raja (master) nata (nrittya or dance). In the ancient society, this kind of form was not worshipped and adorned in the worldwide. The dance of Nataraja is a universal dance which trembles the whole cosmos on one side and makes it stable again on the other. It combines the rhythm of life, shelter and abhaya on one hand and destruction of all the evils on the other. In this form Shiva Nataraja all his auspicious (saumya) and inauspicious (ugra or ashiva). It stands as a never surpassed model of eternity.

Lord Shiva is the creator, sustainer, dispellor of ignorance, grantor of solace and destroyer of the five essential acts called panchakriyas. The lord creates and destroys. Destruction is being recognized as not only the end but also the beginning (antam adi ie., anta is adi) and Shiva’s dance is the cosmic dance. His dance destroys all samasta samhara tandava. His is the dance of knowledge and above all his is the dance of bliss the paramanda tandava.


The upper sphere, the space above the linga in the sanctum should be worshipped as a aakasha, the supreme and tranquil space where the blissful dance takes place.

The Tandava dance of Shiva (the Lord of Chandi) give you pleasure which caused the hood of Shesha (the king of snakes) to bend down owing to the vortex created by the earth revolving in accordance with the movements of the feet of Shiva who is skilled in practicing the Chari step (in dancing) whose dance put to flight the elephants of the cardinal points because of the revolutions of his rod like arms, and whose dance suddenly caused commotion in parts of the universe (and) which (was accompanied by the) deep sound of the damaru gives you pleasure. The Shiva Tandava stotram also expresses the deep sounds of the damaru of Shiva with exact the same onomatopoeic tune as that the inscription refers.