Moon, the symbol of purity, tranquility and calmness is considered highly reverend. As per Vedic Astrology, Moon is worshipped because of its fluctuating nature and its effects. He is widely portrayed holding a lotus while seated in a beautiful chariot pulled by ten white horses or an antelope. Literally ‘chandra’ means ‘bright and shining’ in Sanskrit, thus Chandra God illuminates the dark sky and enlightens the being. He is also known as the God of vegetation and fertility.
Significance of Chandra:
Chandra or Moon God is adored for its powers to bestow life upon creatures and spreading the spark of coolness all around. Devotees worship the Moon God to get rid of all the worries and receive a positive ray of hope in their lives. He graces the worshipper with mental and physical peace and strengthens them to face the rough challenges. Worshipping the moon cures the problem of weak eyesight and brings a glow on the face. Being an indicator of feminine and motherly traits, couples pray to Lord Chandra for having a child.
Chandra in Vedic Astrology:
Moon God is said to be married to 27 Nakshatras, the daughters of Daksha. Chandra is the father of Budha (Mercury) and presides over Somvar (Monday). He is also one of the nine Navagrahas of Hindu Astrology. As per the Vedic Astrology, Chandra represents the mind, emotions, brain, imagination, beauty, mother, softness, and sensitivity. Soma rules Karkadaka rashi (Cancer) and is believed to be glorious if seen in Vrishabha rashi (Taurus) and not good in Vrishchika rashi (Scorpio). Chandra is most beneficial in 4th house of the horoscope.
Chandra (Moon God) is praised for its bountiful love and universally adored by children as well as elders. Gazing the moon for hours keeps our mind controlled and helps us to merge with our inner self. Thus worshipping the Moon God helps us to stay tolerant and stable in our hectic lives.
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The auspicious festival of light, Diwali means the ‘row of lighted lamps’ which symbolise the journey from darkness to light. The festival is a message to illuminate our inner true selves and cherish our illuminated soul in the eternal Universe (Brahman). Let us explore few of the interesting facts about this bright festival.
- The main festive day of Diwali in the five day celebration marks the beginning of Hindu New Year according to the Vikrama calendar.
- The craze for this festival is not only evident among Indians but also foreigners around the globe. Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia, Singapore and Fiji have an official day off on Diwali.
- The Lord of Death, Yama is revered on this day by lighting a diya, to welcome the dead spirits back to their family.
- In Southern India, especially Goa and Konkan, people burn the effigies of Narakasura on the next day of Diwali. Naraksura, the demon was killed by Lord Krishna and 16,000 women were rescued from his captivity.
- The 12 years of banishment of the Pandavas ended on this day and they appeared on the Kartik Amavasya.
- Great Hindu King Vikramaditya was coroneted on this day, hence Diwali became a historical event.
- Lord Mahavira attained nirvana on Diwali day at Pavapuri thus highly celebrated by Jain community.
- Maharshi Dayananda, the founder of Arya Samaj attained his nirvana on this day and Shardiya Nav-Shasyeshti is celebrated every year from then.
- Bandi Chhorh Divas is celebrated by Sikhs on this day as the foundation stone for Golden Temple was laid in 1577. In 1619, Sixth Guru Shri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji was freed from imprisonment of Emperor Jahangir from Gwalior fort, on the same day of Diwali.
- On this day Lord Vishnu rescued Goddess Lakshmi (and married her) from the prison of Demon king Bali and therefore Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped on Diwali.
- The day is celebrated with Gambling as a way of ensuring good luck for the coming year and also to remember the games of dice between Lord Shiva and Parvati Ji.
- To welcome the Goddess of wealth, the entire house is purified and cleaned, and lighted with earthen lamps to brighten her way to our homes.
- This day marks the commencement of new Fiscal Year for Hindu Shop owners and Businessman so they usually begin their new records from then.
- Burning of crackers are the symbol of celebration after achieving enlightenment and the fumes released are beneficial for removing the insects and flies.
- ‘Shubh Deepavali’ is the ethnic and traditional greeting for Deepawali, meaning ‘Have an auspiscious Deepavali’.
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The eighth day is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati who is the store house of wisdom. She is the supreme source of knowledge, worshipped by her children to receive the knowledge of Truth (Supreme knowledge: Brahmagyan).
These nine days is a journey to discover our true conscious and realize the divine path of success. It offers an opportunity to get acquainted with Lord Almighty through the path of seva, satsang, meditation and Guru’s blessings.
The revering pure form of Goddess Durga, worshipped on the eighth day of navratri is a silver lining for her devotees, known for her beauty and softness. ‘Gauri’ refers to clean and pure, so Mahagauri is the bright ray of hope spreading the waves of love in the universe. The severe penance performed by her to receive Lord Shiva as her consort was finally cherished by her in this form, when Lord Shiva cleaned her with Ganga water. Ganga ji acted as an enhancer to the beauty of Goddess Parvati and so her shining white appearance was named as Mahagauri. The elegant and fragile Goddess with four hands is seated on the bull; this serene form is worshipped by the devotees to receive a calm and pure living.
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