Lord Sun is among Panch Deva( Vishnu, Shiva, Ganesha, Shakti and Surya). He is the soul of all living beings. It is considered to be the most powerful planet among all nine planets. Since weak Sun affects eyes, heart and bones, poverty etc, so the Sun yantra grant to pacify the negative effects of Sun. It consist of dot, hexagon, two circles, eight petal lotus enveloped by one bhupura, drawn on copper, gold or bhojpatra.
The mantra is repeated for one hundred thousand times. The mantra of Sun for recital is
|| Om Hrim Ghrnih Surya Adityah Srim ||
The sage of this mantra is devabhaga: the metre is Gayatri and the deity is Sun-God , the lord of the day. Hrim is the Bija and Srim is shakti. The application is for realization of cherished desires.
Benefits of Sun yantra
- This yanta grants success in career and business.
- The devotee gets relief from all the problems related to court cases and helps in making the judgement in favor of the person itself by this yantra.
How to do worship by this yantra
- The devotee should must wake up early in the morning before sunrise.
- The devotee should wear white clothes.
- The yantra is to be established on yellow cloth and purity the yantra with gangajal and cow’s milk.
- This yantra is to be drawn with sandalwood, kesar, supari, and red flowers.
Where to place it
- This yantra should be established on Sunday in any auspicious muhurat.
- This yantra keep it in your home, offices, wallet or wear it in your neck.
Towards the end of every ritualistic worship (puja or bhajan) of the Lord, we perform the aarti. This is always accompanied by the ringing of the bell and sometimes by singing, playing of music.It is referred to as the auspicious light. Holding the lighted lamp in the right hand, we wave the flame in a clockwise circling movement to light the entire form of the Lord. Each part is revealed individually and also the entire form of the Lord. As the light is waved we either do mental or loud chanting of prayers or simply behold the beautiful form of the Lord, illumined by the lamp. We experience an added intensity in our prayers and the Lord’s seems to manifest a special beauty at that time. At the end of the aarti we place our hands over the flame and then gently touch our eyes and the top of the head. The philosophical meaning of aarti – the sun, moon, stars, lightning and fire are the natural sources of light..Therefore as we perform the aarti chant.It is there where the sun does not shine, Nor the moon, stars and lightning then from this small flame everything shines in front of Lord and by his light alone,we all illumined.
Beginnings come with new opportunities and bestows us a chance to choose the best for us. It opens new doors and windows to explore our potential and experiment with our capabilities. Like every year this year also came with immense happiness, blessings and choices. As a garden is incomplete without fragrant flowers and thorns; the new challenges will be accepted by us as adventure on the path of success.
Though our attitude and karmas decides our destiny yet awareness about the coming challenges helps us to be prepared in the preparatory stage. Appropriate steps taken before hand keep us calm and stable during the course of actual challenge. Thus Varshphal provides us a way to keep track of all the coming happening in our life and utilise each and every opportunity.
Varshphal is an absolutely calculative and scientific method based on your planetary positions and its effect on your life. It includes a detailed analysis of predicting the future happenings depending on the past karmas and present planetary position. In the Indian Vedic Astrology, Varshphal is constructed for a year when the Sun returns to same sign and degree as that of its natal position. This varshphal is then deciphered to forecast the expected happenings & changes in that year.
Just by providing the basic birth details a birth chart is prepared along with the present dashas and antar dashas. A calculative analysis is done by the expert astrologers and provides you with the understanding about this New Year along with appropriate remedial measures. The reality sure can’t be changed, but the suffering can surely be reduced.
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An eclipse is an astronomical event that occurs when one object in the sky moves into the shadow of another. In case of Lunar Eclipse, moon becomes partly or fully invisible due to the Earth blocking sun rays to it and casting shadow on it. It takes place on Purnima (full moon night) only, yet it’s not necessary to have eclipse on all Purnima.
Researchers have proven that at the time of eclipse the level of Raja- Tama component increases and the Sattva component decreases. They may have detrimental effects on the beings as the negative energies become quite dominant then the positive energies.
Why one should not eat during eclipse time?
No cooked food should be consumed during the stages of lunar eclipse because the food turns poisonous; when it is affected by the ultra violet rays during lunar or solar eclipse. Therefore the Hindus follow the tradition of keeping a kusha (a grass serving as non- conductor of electrical waves) and tulsi leaves (anti-bacterial) on cooked food and generally observe fasting.
Why to take bath after the eclipse?
One should take bath in the holy Ganges, sacred rivers, and ponds or even at home as a symbol of cleanliness and purity. It is believed that after eclipse the water exposed to the process becomes totally pure- like of river Ganga. Thus having a bath with pure water cleanses our body and soul.
Why to give charity during eclipse time?
As mentioned before, the effect of negative energies become dominant so to get rid of its effect, the noble deed of charity is good to the weaker section of the society. People may donate food, clothes, coins, lands, and copper or silver or good metal, as per their choice.
Why is it advised not to see the eclipse?
One should not see the eclipse with naked eyes as the Ultraviolet rays can seriously damage the eyes. We may turn blind or face damaging impact on the retina of the eye.
Message from the Lunar eclipse:
The blocking of the Moon’s reflection of the Sun’s light by the Earth suggests that our material viewpoint stands in the way of our “seeing the light”. It serves as a reminder that we need to realize how we are held in the dark by virtue of our perspective. Thus this is an excellent time to let go of the past and welcome the positive thoughts and behaviours.
(The lunar eclipse on September 28, 2015 is a total eclipse. This event is visible from Europe, Africa, the Americas, the eastern Pacific and western Asia.)
We have commonly observed a choti or shikha i.e. the tuft of hair, prominent among the Sanatan Dharma. The Shastras declare that any religious rite such as a yagna or homa is fruitless without a shikha (Katyayan Smruti). When the Gurukul system of education prevailed, the pupil was eligible to study only after having a shikha.
All the religious act should be performed after tying the tuft but only the funeral and death anniversaries are performed with tuft untied or with dishevelled hair. It is very inauspicious to remain with dishevelled hair. It is done only diin times of great sorrow or calamity. Like Draupadi took an oath in the assembly of the Kurus when she was molested by Dussasana that she would remain with dishevelled hair until the enemies were properly revenged. Also, Kaikeyi remained with dishevelled hair in her apartment with the object of getting two boons from Dasaratha which were detrimental to the interests of Rama, the favourite of Dasaratha.
Significance of ‘choti’ or ‘shikha’:
- There is a common belief that a choti allows the almighty to pull us easily from this ‘material world’ as it is the nexus of all nerves.
- The Brahmarandhra is the seventh chakra (also known as the Sahasrara chakra), the highest one in the human body which represents a thousand- petaled lotus.
- It is considered the seat of wisdom and the knotted shikha protects this spot.
- When the fully enlightened being attain jeevan mukti or salvation, the soul is said to depart the human body from this chakra.
- The knotted shikha helps boost this center and conserve its subtle energy known as ojas.
- Sun i.e. the primary source of clean energy, when falls on the rest of the head is soaked by the brain and helps in reviving the body and soul energy.
The ultimate way to offer thanks to the ultimate source of energy ‘Surya Devta’ is a unique festival in this incredible India. Chhath is no more a regional festival of Biharis and Terai region Hindus, but is widely accepted by hilly origins and almost throughout India. Let us explore this Hindu thanks giving ceremony to God Sun.
- The auspicious tradition of Chhath puja was initiated by son of Surya, Karan who ruled over the Anga Desh (Munger district of Bihar) during the time of Mahabharata.
- Lord Rama and Mata Sita offered special prayers to lord Sun ad fasted after returning to Ayodhya from exile and begin the ritual of celebrating Chhath puja.
- The special powers were bestowed to Draupadi by Surya devta, which helped the Pandavas to regain back their kingdom of Hastinapur.
- To receive immense blessings and prosperity from Surya, Chhath is celebrated lively for four days period during the Hindu month of Kartik.
- First day is Nahai Khai i.e. ‘Nahai’ means ‘bathing’ and ‘Khai’ means ‘to eat’; the devotees take a holy dip in river or lake and holy water is taken at home to cook prasadam (offering food).
- The second day is Kharna, on which the worshippers perform ‘nirjalahaar’ vrat for about 8 to 12 hours. By the end of the day, the fast is eneded by adoring lord Sun and eating Prasad. Then another 36 hours fast is begins.
- The third day is the main festival of Chhath called Sandhya Argha. The devotees clad themselves in yellow coloured attire and offer the specially prepared food offerings to Surya Devta at the riverbank in the evening.
- The last day is Suryodaya Argha on which the devotees gives the early morning offerings at the riverbank and break their fast by having Chhath Prasad.
- This festival is a morning and evening affair on all the four days as the sunrise and sunset rays are most beneficial for human body and consists of low intensity of ultra violet rays.
- The traditional festival of Chhath showers you with positivity by detoxifying the mind, soul and body; and removes the negative energies by adoring the powerful Sun.
Contributed By: Meenakshi Ahuja