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Friday, May 28, 2010

Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam (wedding chapter 127-136)


127)"Dhanam Dehi Dhaneyshaana!Pathrey Likhithamaathrakam!
Evamuktho Vasupthihi Vaasudeyveyna Bhoomipa!!

Meaning:
"Kubera! As per the agreement, please handover the money to me!"

128)Dadau Dhanam Kubeyrasthu Klupthasankhyam Vrushaakapeyhey!
Drushtvaa Thadhdhanaraashisthu Thathkareydaadhdarirnapa!!

Meaning:
Lord Kubera handed over the agreed amount to Lord Srinivasa. and Lord Srinivasa handed the money back to Kubera saying..........


129)Kuberamabraveeddevaha Sambhaaraanayanam Prathi!

Shree Bhagavaan:-
Aaneeyathaam Thandulancha Mitham Prasthairdhaneyshwaram!!


Meaning:
"The required articles, rice grains to the required measure......


130)Maashaadikancha Mudgaadeen Godhoomaamshcha Samaanaya!
Guda Thaila Madhu Ksheera Sharka Raajya Dadheena Cha!!


Meaning:
Black gram,
whole green gram, wheat, jaggery, oil, honey, milk, sugar, ghee, curd, and other groceries,....

131)Vasthraani Yogyamoolyaani Soththareeyaani Chaanaya!
Thilahinjyu Mareechaadi Jeera Sarshapa Meydhikaan!!

Meaning:
Nice and expensive 'dhoties' (garment worn by men, tied around the waist), 'uththareeyam' (garment worn around the shoulders by men), sesame seeds, asafoetida, pepper, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, please purchase all these articles and groceries and bring them here....

132)Haridraakthaani Kurveedhaaha Vasthraani Dvijayoshithaam!
Kambalaashcha Dhanaadheesha! Kreeyanthaa Mithi Chaabraveeth!!

Meaning:
Please soak the garments to be given to Brahmin women in turmeric water, purchase rugs, ....

133)Devaanaamuththareeyancha Devasthreenaam Dukoolakam!
Poogeephalaalani Divyaani Nagavalleedalaani Cha!!

Meaning:
Also purchase 'uththareeyams' for the Devas (men of the divine clan) and silk garments for the women of the Deva clan. Along with it, please arrange for good betel nuts, betel leaves............

134)Elaalavangakarpoora Mruganaabhirasam Thadhaa!
Maangalyathanthum Kanyaardham Paadaangushthaadimudrikaam!!

Meaning:
Cardamoms, cloves, camphor (Borneo-camphor), saffron, 'Mangalasuthram" for the bride (the auspicious yellow thread which the bridegroom ties around the bride's neck), bangles, mirrors, toe-rings (mattelu)....

135)Hasthaanguleeyakam Meydya Kubera! Kuru Sheeghrathaha!
Ithi Govindavachanam Shruthvaasau Nirmamey Kshanaath!!

Meaning:
Please arrange for my finger ring at the earliest!" As Lord Srinivasa ordered, Kubera organised everything within just one minute and then....

136)Kuberaha:-
Thvathprasaadeyna Govinda! Sarvam Sajjeekrutham Mayaa!
Paakaardham Pundareekaaksha! Niyumkshvaagnimathaha Param!!

Meaning:
Kubera said, "O Lord! I have organised everything (as ordered by Lord Srinivasa) with Your Grace! Please order "Agnihothra" to start cooking."


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam (wedding chapter 113-126)


113)Bruvathyevam Dhanapathau Shreepathirvaakyamabraveeth!
Sreenivaasaha:-
Ekasmin Brahmadivasey Thvavathaaraa Dasha Smrutha!!

Meaning:
As Lord Kubera completed His speech, Lord Srinivasa said," The "Dasavatharam" (ten avathaaraas,'incarnations') had taken place during one day for Brahma. (Srimad Bhagavatham states that 1,ooo cycles of the four yugas (one cycle of four yugas equals 4.32 million years, which is also known as one "kalpam")....

114)Mamaavathaarasamaye Naanayaami Dhanam Gruhaath!
Bhoogathancha Dhanam Raajan! Naiva Neyshyaami Madgruham!!

Meaning:
Whenever I incarnate (take an "avathaaraa"), wealth is neither supplied from Vaikuntham (the celestial world of Lord Vishnu) to Bhoolokam (earth where human beings reside), nor is the wealth carried from Bhoolokam to Vaikuntham....

115)Yadhaayugam Yadhaakaalam Yadhaadesham Yadhaavayaha!
Avathaaramaham Kurvan Rameythra Ramayaa Saha!!

Meaning:
My "avathaaraa" (incarnation) on the planet of Earth along with my Spouse, Sridevi will be in accordance with the particular yuga (the four yugas being-Kritha Yugam, Threthaa Yugam, Dwaapara Yugam and Kali Yugam), in accordance with the times, in accordance with the circumstances and in accordance with the age.....

116)Nimiththamaathramapimey Dhanam Thvam Dhanadaadhunaa!
Yugaanusaariney Dehi! Deshakaalaanusaarathaha!!

Meaning:
I take human form in adherence to the circumstances and times, therefore I appoint you as the caretaker of the wealth and give me when I need it!", as Lord Srinivasa asked..

117)Sa Thasya Vachanam Shruthvaa Kubero Vaakyamabraveeth!
Kuberaha:-
Yugaanusaarinastheydya Kadham Daasyaami Chakrabhruth!!

Meaning:
Lord Kubera replied,"O Lord who adorns the discus ("Chakram"), how can I lend money to You who reincarnates according to changing times and cicumstances?!....

118)Yadi Daththam Thvayaa Pathram Thadaa Daasyaami They Vasu!
Adhanaha Sadhanam Lokey Yadhaa Kaankshathi Maadhava!!

Meaning:
Just like how a poor man would seek loan from a rich man, You will have to apply for a loan in writing (document) and I shall then give You the required amount!"....

119)Thadhaiva Narashaardoola! Bhagavaan Loukikaissamaha!
Evam Thadvachanam Shruthvaa Harirbrahmaanamabraveeth!!

Meaning:
Agreeing to that, Lord Srinivasa after consulting experts asked Lord Brahma....

120)Sreenivaasaha:-
Kadham Lekhyam Mayaa Pathram Runaadaaney Vadaadya Mey!
Brahmaa:-
Runagraahee Sreenivaaso Dhanadaayee Dhaneshwaraha!!

Meaning:
Lord Srinivasa asked Lord Brahma, "O Four-Faced One! How do I draw a written document seeking loan?" Brahma replied as follows,"I,Srinivasa am the receiver of the loan. Kubera is the giver of the money....

121)Aathmakaaryanimiththam Thu Kalyaanaardham Kalau Yugey!
Vaishaakhey Shuklasapthamyaam Vilambey Chaiva Vathsarey!!

Meaning:
In the 'Yuga' of 'Kali', in the year of 'Vilambi' (name of the year according to vedic panchangam), in the month of Vaishakha (31 days starting from April 21st), on the 'Tidhi' (date) of "Shuklapaksha Sapthami" (seventh day of the waxing moon), for my wedding......

122)Nishkaanaam Raamamudraanaam Lakshaani Cha Chathurdasha!
Dravyam Dattham Dhaneysheyna Vrudhdhigrahanakaaranaath!!

Meaning:
With an agreement to pay back with interest a loan of fourteen lakhs of in the form of "maadalu" (currency during those times) bearing the imprint of Sri Rama has been received from Kubera.....

123)Sa Vrudhdhi Dithsathathaa Moolam Sveekrutham Chakrapaaninaa!
Vivaahavarshamaarabhya Sahasraanthey Dhanam Punaha!!

Meaning:
Receiving the amount from Kubera, an agreement to return the loan with interest was subsequently issued by Lord Srinivasa. The period between the first year of the wedding to 1,000 years was marked as...

124)Daathavyam Yaksharaajaaya Sreenivaaseyna Shaarrnginaa!
Ekaha Saakshee Chathurvakthro Dwitheeya Sthu Thrilochanaha!!

Meaning:
The time given to Lord Sreenivasa for returning the loan with interest to Kubera with Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva...

125)Thritheeyoshwathdharaajasthu Veththi Sarvamidam Drudham!
Ithyethadrunapathrasthu Sreenivaasolikhithsvayam!!

Meaning:
And as the third person, theBanyan Tree as witnesses", as Lord Brahma dictated, Lord Srinivasa Himself drew the agreement with His own Hand....

126)Evam Pathraardhamaakarnya Runapathram Ramaapathihi
Likhithvaa Thathkarey Dathvaa Dhaneysham Chaabraveeddharihi!!

Meaning:
And Lord Srinivasa handed over the document to Kubera and told him.....



Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam (wedding chapter 104-112)


Lord Kubera

104) Sri Bhagavan:-
Sabhaayaam Kimidam Proktham Pourusheyna Vachashshiva!
Ko Vaadya Runadaathaasthi Vivaahasyaasya Pushkalam!!

Meaning:
Lord Srinivasa said,"Rudra! You are talking so vehemently in this assembly! Now who will give us required money to conduct this marriage?..

105)Purushaha Pourusham Yathnam Aachareynnaiva Bhashayeth!
Evamukthvaa Shivam Praaha Kuberam Purushoththamaha!!

Meaning:
Man should act instead of speaking loftily!" Having said thus, Lord Srinivasa addressed Lord Kubera (God of wealth)....

106)Nimiththam Varthathey Kinchi Ditha Ehi Dhanaadhipa!
Ithyevamuktho Dhanadaha Pithaamahasamanvithaha!!

Meaning:
"O Lord of wealth! I have a job for you, please come here!", on being summoned, Lord Kubera along with Lord Brahma....

107)Samuththasdhau SabhaamadhyaathThvaritham Shivasamyuthaha!
Brahmanaa Sa Kubeyreyna Shankareyna Ramaapathihi!!

Meaning:
Stood up hurriedly. Accompanied by Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma, Lord Kubera followed Lord Srinivasa....

108)Ekaanthey Swaamitheerthasya Pashchimeyshwaththasannidhau!
Gathvovaacha Dhaneyshaanaam Sreenivaasaha Sathaam Gathihi!!

Meaning:
To the western side of the lake Swami Pushkarini, at a secluded place near the banyan tree. The protector of all....

109)Sreenivaasaha:-
Saadhayasva Mahaabhaaga! Kalyaanam Mey Kalau Yugey!
Dathvaa Dhanam Yaavadishtam Puthrasya Naravaahana!!

Meaning:
Lord Srinivasa said:- "Kubera! Please lend required amount of money to Lord Brahma for conducting my marriage in this "Kali Yuga"!

110)Vaasudevavachaha Shruthvaa Vasupaalobraveedhdhareem!!
Kuberaha::-
Thvadadheenam Deva! Sarvam Jagadeythachcharaacharam!!

Meaning:
On hearing the Lord speak thus, Kubera spoke,"O Lord! The entire Universe is in your control!....

111)Bahoonaam Jeevaraasheenaam Madhye Koham Jagathpathey!
Niyojitheyna Bhavathaa Rakshitham Thvaddhanam Mayaa!!

Meaning:
Am I not insignificant among the crores of living beings in this Universe?! I am at your command and the Guardian of Your wealth....

112)Thaddaanaa Daanayoho Shakthihi Mama Nasthi Khagadwaja!
Graheethaa Thvam Cha Daathaa Cha Svathanthrothra Thvameyva Hi!!

Meaning:
I am not eligible to lend you the wealth nor claim the wealth as mine! You have all rights to claim the wealth as your own or to gift the wealth to others!!"


Monday, May 24, 2010

The Divine Bird!



Learned scholars and pundits are aware of the fact that Lord Krishna had never cohabitated with any of His 16,000 wives. It is blasphemous to view Lord Krishna as a mere human being in whatever sphere of His 'Avathaara'.. His Divine presence and "saanghathyam" (company) gave Ultimate contentment and joy to all His 16,000 wives. His divinity was overpowering, throwing open flood gates of overflowing love residing in the center of the hearts of all His wives.
This pure and divine love is termed as "Bhakthi Yoga", which is sublime and not in the least related to physical desire or chemistry. The peacock feather adorning Lord Krishna's forehead depicts the purity of the Lord. Hindu mytholgy claims that peacocks are pure and chaste. It is also largely believed that a peahen conceives by consuming the teardrops of a peacock in order to maintain the pristine purity of the peacock.
Peacock is also the 'vaahana' (vehicle) of Lord Subrahmanya Swami. The Lord was seated on a peacock when He fought Surapadma.
A certain section of tribals firmly believe that Goddess Saraswathi changed Her "vaahana" from the Swan to a Peacock!
In Ramayana, Sage Valmiki has stated that Bharatha was assisted by peacock breeders called Mayoorakaas when he went in search of Lord Rama during His exile in forest. Separated from Sita, Lord Rama expresses His grief to His brother, Lakshmana. In His conversation, Lord Rama makes a special mention of the affinity between a peacock and peahen lamenting that He was not as fortunate as the peacock which is inseparable from the ever-loving peahen! During their separation, Lord Rama recalled how Sita clapped her hands daintily to the dancing steps of a majestic peacock on the branch of a "Kadambaa Tree". That particular peacock became as dear as a son to Lord Rama.
Peacock represents the spring season. The joyous dance of peacock is associated with this most romantic and aesthetic season. The ragas Vasantha and Brindavani are strongly associated with this bird and are said to invoke the beautiful peacock dance, as it spreads its enchanting feathers!

The note "C" in the western music and the shadjamam of Indian classical music are described as the voice of the peacock by renowned musical treatises. Even veenas are made with peacock heads in the place of lion heads.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam (wedding chapter 94-103)



94)Brahma:=
Kruthvaa Punyaahakarmaani Prathishtaapya Kuleshvareem!
Nopavaaseyna Govinda! Ganthavyamithi Mey Mathihi!!

Meaning:
Lord Brahma said, "Having performed all the auspicious rituals like the 'naming ceremony' ("Punyah Vachanam") and installed your Kula Devatha, which is the Samee Vruksham, O Lord Govinda, please do not fast and travel on an empty stomach! This is my opinion..

95)Munayaha Kshudhithaassarvey Baalavrudhdaadayasthadhaa!
Vadathyevam Chathurvakthrey Chakrapanirabhaashitha!!

Meaning:
Children, women folk and all the monks are hungry!" as Lord Brahma tried to convince....

96)Srinivaasaha:-
Vachanaani Mahaarhaani Thava Puthra! Pithaamaha!
Kadham Kaaryamakaaryancha Naiva Jaanaasi Puthraka!!

Meaning:
Lord Srinivasa said,"Dear Son, O Four-Faced One, Your words are invaluable!But how is it that You are unaware of the good and bad of a situation?...

97)Deshakaalaavanaalochya Bhaashasey Baalisho Yadhaa!
Dravyaanaamayutham Thaatha! Gatham Mey Kaananey Girau!!

Meaning:
You are ignorant of the ways of the world and you are talking like an unintelligent man! On the hills amidst the deep woods, thousands of my properties were destroyed!....

98)Evam Vyayam Samaapannam Kadham Pashyasi Chakshushaa!
Gnyaathvaapi Rikthathaam Vaachaa Thveyvamukthey Kadham Bhaveth!!

Meaning:
Have not you seen the loss of much property with your own eyes?! Having known about poverty, how could you speak like this?!"

99)Vadathyevam Svapithari Brahmaa Lokapithaamahaha!
Thooshnimabhoonmahaaraaka! Bhagavathpurathasthadaa!!

Meaning:
Lord Brahma listened silently while Lord Srinivasa was speaking.

100)Neelakanthobraveedvaakyam Pitharam Svapithusthathaha!
Neelakantha:-
Shrothavyam Vachanam Thaatha! Mama Balasya Maadhava!!

Meaning:
Lord Shiva addressed His Father, Lord Srinivasa, "Srinivasa! As your son I request you to listen to my words!...

101)Vivaahakaraney Deyva! Thadhaa Bhavanakarmani!
Praarabdhasyaanthaparyantham Yo Hi Yathnam Samaachareth!!

Meaning:
While performing a wedding or a house-warming ceremony, an ideal man would perform all the necessary rituals unfailingly as his duties.....

102)Sa Eva Punyavaan Lokey Keerthimeythi Na Samshayaha!
Sampaadyaaha Sarvasambhaaraaha Shubhakaaryeshu Pushkalaaha!!

Meaning:
Undoubtedly such a man is most fortunate and will attain great name and fame! It is necessary to gather abundant goods and articles for performing auspicious ceremonies...

103)Bahulaardhavya Thadabhaavey Thvrunam Chareth!
Sa Shambhuvachanam Shruthvaa Shambaraaripithaabraveeth!!

Meaning:
For accumulating articles and things needed to perform an auspicious ceremony such as this, wastage of any amount of money should not be taken into account! When somebody cannot afford so much money, He should atleast acquire loan to be able to perform all the necessary rituals!" As Lord Shiva spoke, Lord Srinivasa....

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam (wedding chapter85-93)



Above is a photograph of the temple of Lord Sreenivasa and Goddess Padmavathi's wedding, Narayanavanam

85)Varaahavachanam Shruthvaa Vaasudevobhyabhaashitha!
Sreenivasaha:- Kuladeveeprathishtaancha Karishye Sharaney Thava!!

Meaning:
Lord Sreenivasa told Lord Varaha Swami,"I shall place my Kuladeivam, Shamee tree close to You, here itself!"

86)Ithyevam Praardhayantham Tham Sreenivaasam Paraathparam!
'Thadhaasthvi Thyabraveedraajan!' Kolaroopee Harissvayam!!

Meaning:
Lord Varaha Swami agreed with Lord Sreenivasa, Who is the Lord of the Universe!

87)Kalashey Swarnakhachithey Mukthaaraashim Prapoorya Cha!
Vasthreyna Veyshtayithvaadha Poojaam Kruthvaa Vidhaanathaha!!

Meaning:
Taking a gold pot (kalasham) filled with pearls and covered by fine fabric, worshipping the same reverentially....

88)Prathishtaapya Varaahasya Sannidhau Praakrutho Yadhaa!
Swashthaanam Punaraagathya Sreenivaasaha Sathaam Gathihi!!

Meaning:
Like a common man, installing the Shamee tree along with the golden pot close to Lord Varaha;Lord Sreenivasa returned to His place...

89)KUBERAACHREENIVAASAKRUTHASVAPARINAYAARDHARUNAADAANAPRAKAARAHA

Abhojaneyna Ganthavyam Naaraayanapuraahvayam!
'Aakaasharaajanagara' mithi Nishchithya Cheythasi!!

Meaning:
Even without having His meals, Lord Sreenivasa decided to go to Narayanapuram which is the township where King Aakaasha Raja (Goddess Padmavathy's father) resided...

90)Brahmaanamabraveethraajan! Thvarayaa Gamaney Rathaha!
Sreenivasaha:-
Vidhey! Dyaiva Niyukshvaithaam Seynaam They Chathurangineem!!

Meaning:
Lord Sreenivasa was eager to start His journey to Narayanapuram, He requested Lord Brahma, "Chathuraananaa, Organise an army consisting of immense strength (all the vital four strengths) to accompany me in the journey...

91)Sheeghram Ganthum Chathurvakthra! Naaraayanapuram Prathi!
Maa Bhoothkaalo Vrudhai Vaathra Doorodhvaa Hyasya Varthathey!!

Meaning:
Aakaasha Raja's city, Narayanapuram is very far away from here. Let us not waste anymore time!...

92)Balam Sarvey Vaney Thaatha! Vrudhdabaalaabalaanvitham!
Shanairgachchathu Raajendra! Munimandalapoorvakam!!

Meaning:
Let the old people, children and women be accompanied by the army that has been allotted for the group of pious monks!"

93)SaThasya Vachanam Shruthvaa Chakrapaaneyshchathurmukhaha!
Vachanam Vyaaharachcheeghram Pitharam Purushoththamam!!

Meaning:
Lord Srinivasa spoke thus. After listening to what Lord Srinivasa had to say, Lord Brahma spoke as follows to Lord Srinivasa who was his Father....

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Karma control!


Above is an image of planet Mars

Mars has been in debilitation in Cancer for nearly 6 months (right from October 2009-May 26th 2010). Mars being a fiery planet, its debilitation generally causes world wide disturbances on the political arena, terrorism, aggressive tendencies in women and children (Cancer being a moon sign), crime rates and general violence. Thankfully Jupiter's transit in Pisces from May 2nd till Mars's departure from Cancer on May 26th could slow down the aggressive Mars, the fifth aspect of Jupiter on Mars is most welcomed by Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn and Pisces signs.
No science is superior to God:-
"Sooryendubhouma Budhavaakpathi Kaavya Souri
Swarbhaanukethu Divishathparishathpradaanaa
Twaddaasa Daasa Charamaavadhi Daasadaasa
Sri Venkatachalapathey! Thava Suprabhaatham!"
The sloka above (from Sri Venkateswara Suprabhaatham) states that all the planets are subservient to the Lord, directed and maneuvered by Him While unconditionally accepting the above, astrology could still be viewed as a very relevant science. The Law of Karma being the determining factor behind the planetary alignment in one's natal chart, I strongly believe that our good deeds could strengthen the weak planets in our natal charts, likewise sins and bad deeds could contaminate the best 'yoga' in one's natal charts.
A business man who ran into tough times and bankruptsy knew just how to get his fortune back. He simply shut down everything (his residence and his business) and went away to a lepers' colony to serve them. He spent nearly 6 months serving the lepers dedicatedly. On his return, he found that his business not only picked up momentum rapidly, but flourished like never before!
Even small gestures add upto good Karma. A simple smile invokes good karma! Regardless of whether it is a salesperson from a famous brand name, hellbent on demonstrating his vacuum cleaner and water filter (never mind if you don't want to buy it, he is only obsessed with demonstrating the item), or the innumerable couriers you have sign for in a day - wedding invitations ,arangetram invitations etc. etc.,umpteen wrong numbers one receives on the landline, the servant not turning up on one of your crucial days, the list is too long to complete; the bottomline is-SMILE kindly at everybody! It is true that even a frown or a minor show of irritation (that could hurt many sensitve souls like me) adds up to bad karma. Smile even when you are simmering within. After all, doesn't every religion demand the same thing? Smiling comes easily when you know that it can lessen the intensity of a bad planet in your natal chart!
Serving a cause, a sickly person, keeping company with a lonely person, offering solace and comfort to destitutes, emotionally deprived and abused people, being generally kind, helpful etc. nullifies bad planetary alignment and their consequences in one's natal chart.
The following are the best ways to get out of misfortune:
1)Healing a sick person (it could be through Pranic or Reiki, charging a reasonable fee for healing is perfectly alright).
2)Feeding a hungry or an under nourished person.
3)Offering shelter.
4)Keeping company with old and neglected people and orphans.
5) Serving handicapped or terminally ill people.
General patience, kindness, generosity, love and warmth contribute towards enhancing one's fortune in life! Not to mention that optimism and positive thinking literally eradicate doshas from one's natal chart.
This posting started with the lengthy transit of debilitated Mars in Cancer, to enter Leo on May 26th and to stay there till July 20th, 2010. How is it going to be for the 12 moon signs while Mars transits Leo?

Mesha Rasi (transit in 5th house)
(Aswini 4 padams, Bharani 4 padams, Krittika 1st padam):-
Fever, futile and unnecessary worries, if having progeny, anxiety due to them. Misunderstandings and clashes with one's children, strife and jealousy.

Vrishabha Rasi (transit in 4th house)-(Krittika 3 padams, Rohini 4 padams and Mrigasira 2 padams):-
Lack of happiness and peace, loss of position and humiliation. Mother should be taken care of.

Mithuna Rasi (transit in 3rd house)- (Mrigasira 2 padams, Ardra 4 padams, Punarvasu 3 padams):-
Happiness through victory, success and enjoyment. Extremely favourable transit.

Kataka Rasi (transit in 2nd house)-(Punarvasu 1 padam, Pushyami 4 padams, Aslesha 4 padams):-
Loss of wealth, aggressive speech, arguments and quarrels.

Simha Rasi (transit in 1st house)- (Makham 4 padams, Poorva Phalguni 4 padams, Uttara Phalguni 1 padam):-
Dejection and separation from loved ones. Blood impurities and diseases related to the same.

Kanya Rasi (transit in 12th house)-(Uttara Phalguni 3 padams, Hastha 4 padams, Chittha 2 padams):-
Misunderstandings with wife, quarrels and lack of sleep, restlessness of mind, tiresome travels to distant places.

Thula Rasi (transit in 11th house)-(Chittha 2 padams, Swathi 4 padams, Vishakha 3 padams):-
Financial gains, freedom from diseases, gaining properties, contentment and good health.

Vrischika Rasi (transit in 10th house) ( Vishakha 1 padam, Anuradha 4 padams, Jyeshta 4 padams):-
Obstacles in work, tedious works, health problems, generally unfavourable transit.

Dhanush Rasi (transit in 9th house)- (Moola 4 padams, Poorvashadha 4 padams, Uttarashadha 1 padam):-
Humiliation, loss of position, tremendous body weakness, wastage of dhatus in body and energy and dispirited attitude.

Makara Rasi (transit in 8th house)- (Uttarashadha 3 padams, Shravana 4 padams, Dhanishta 2 padams):-
Insults, travel to distant places, loss of wealth, problems due to debts, blood impurities and bodily sickness.

Kumbha Rasi (transit in 7th house)- (Dhanishta 2 padams, Sathabhisha 4 padams, Poorvabhadra 3 padams):-
Loss of conjugal happiness, uterus related problems for women, problems regarding food and clothing, untimely food, eye diseases, misunderstandings with one's family.

Meena Rasi (transit in 6th house)-(Poorvabhadra 1 padam, Uttarabhadra 4 padams, Revathi 4 padams):-
Victory over enemies, freedom from diseases, conducting religious and auspicious functions, gain of wealth, success in all fields, fame, general happiness and enthusiasm. Excellent transit.

Mars being a fiery planet, the results due to its transit in unfavourable houses may sound a little scary, but as long as we know that karma depends upon our actions and that natal charts are ever changeable through attitude and behaviour, there is no cause for worrying!!
P.S:To appease Mars, prayers to Lord Subrahmanya Swami, fasting on Tuesdays and "Angarakam" in Surati are recommended.

While on Mars, the famous saying, "Men are from Mars and women are from Venus" has a contrary functioning when it comes to instant attraction and chemistry between man and woman. It is Venus in the man's chart and Mars in the woman's chart and their respective placements in mutual charts that are given primary importance in determining mutual attraction. Woman's Mars and Man's Venus in conjunction, opposition or mutual squares (kendras) cause deadly attraction and magnetic pull towards each other. In such cases the benevolent aspect of man's Jupiter on woman's Mars safe guards the woman's position, by leading to matrimony in most cases.





Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Spiritual action!


Above is a photograph of a snowboarder

Dr. Frederick Lenz's conversations with Master Fwap in "Surfing the Himalayas" are so awe-inspiring, which is not the only reason why I read the book so many times! This book literally transports me to the Divine Himalayas, I can almost feel the air turning chilly around me every time I read it!
Master Fwap is a Buddhist monk who identifies Dr. Frederick Lenz as 'the chosen one' for enlightenment. In all the preachings of Master Fwap, the best one was about the practice of perfection towards 'samyoga' through one's profession or constant job.
According to Master Fwap, in Tantric Buddhism even inanimate objects possess inherent knowledge (which the Buddhists term as 'emptiness'). Buddhist believe that all things, experiences and people are inherently empty! Tantric Buddhism further states that all physical and nonphysical things have another side, a side that is not visible to the senses or accessible to the reasoning mind. This different side can only be known and experienced intuitively by emptying one's own mind of thoughts, judgements and predispotions about life and how it works.
Master Fwap further describes Dr. Frederick Lenz's snowboarding as 'samyoga' ( the act of uniting), in which the action aimed at perfection (of performing the act of snowboarding) synchronises the doer (Dr. Frederick Lenz) and the object (the board) to a state of 'oneness'!
According to Master Fwap, the first step is to allow the action of an activity or an event to take precedence over one's point of view. That is the Tantric Buddhist way. To allow the emptiness inherent within actions and experiences to guide and shape one's choices thereby letting the actions to direct us, the actors, and not the other way around.
The Tantric Buddhist way - before beginning an activity one must always empty oneself of thoughts regarding what is to be done. Then allowing the inherent emptiness within to act as a guide instead of one's ego directing and making innumerable mistakes. One should allow oneself to be guided by the invisible principles of the Universe WITHIN one's actions! At that time there will be a perfect flow of energy in whatever one chooses to do, and there will be a grace and power present in all of one's movements. Tantric Buddhism hails such an act as perfect!

At this juncture, Master Fwap instructs Dr. Frederick Lenz,"Now you will go on your board down the mountain. But first you must make your mind still. Then allow the emptiness within your BOARD to guide you. Let it become your will. Remember, YOU are the BOARD!!! Then your ride down the mountain will be perfect action!"

To achieve the above, the aim should be towards nothing less than perfection! In the quest for perfection, man loses himself in the job at hand to the extent of naturally blending/ merging ('samyoga')with the action as well as the inanimate object he is handling! Many great instrumentalists, engineers, doctors, accountants, carpenters, electricians, mechanics, sportsmen, ......................the list includes everybody belonging to various fields, are eligible for this yoga. The bottom line is to discard ego and turn into the object ( it could be a musical instrument, sports equipment, or any gadget in relation to one's profession) towards which your actions are directed, thereby inducing power of action into the inanimate object, creating the 'samyoga' of the actor, action and the object. It is therefore not surprising that the actions of experts handling various gadgets in different fields are natural and almost involuntary! Such experts take their natural skills for granted without realizing that they have merged themselves with whatever they are handling!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam(wedding chapter 76-84)

Above is a photograph of Bhudevi Sametha Sri Varaha Swami

76)Ithi Sampraardhya Deveyshaha Kuladeyveem Suraarchithaam!
Archayithvaa Vidhaneyna Skandhamalpam Maheepathey!!

Meaning:
Lord Srinivasa followed all the necessary procedures for prayers of the tree which is worshipped by the Divine clan (Devas). After that, He plucked a small branch from the tree...

77)Nikruthya Shirasaa Dhruthvaa Vaadithraanaam Swaneyna Cha!
Poorayannambaram Sarvam Punaha Swasthaanamaagathaha!!

Meaning:
And wore it on His head, and accompanied by auspicious instrumental music, He returned to His throne.

78)Srinivaasaha :
:Saa Kuthra Sthaapyathey Brahman ! Vasishta ! Kuladeyvikaa"!
Vadathyevam Vaasudeyvey Vasishtam Vasudhaadhipa!!

Meaning:
Lord Srinivasa asked,"Vasishta! Where should I place this tree (Samee Vruksham) which is my 'Kula Deivam'? While He asked...

79)Sree Naaradaha:
Varaahasharaney Deyva Sthaapyathaam Kuladeyvathaa!!

Meaning:
Narada said,'Lord Srinivasa, please keep the tree where Lord Varaha is placed!..

80)Yasmin Sthaaney Svakam Dhaama Thathra Thaam Krishna! Poojayeth!
Evam Vidvanmatham Poorvam Nirmitham Parameyshtinaa!!

Meaning:
....As each and everything has a place of its own, it is mandatory to place the Divine tree where it belongs for the purpose of worshipping, as opined by the elders and as decided by Lord Brahma.'

81)Sa Naaradavachaha Shruthvaa Vasishtasahitho Harihi!
Varaahasharanam Gathvaa Vacha Ethaththamabraveeth!

Meaning:
When Narada told as above, Lord Srinivasa, along with Sage Vasishta went to the place where Lord Varaha resided and told Him as follows:..

82)Sreenivaasaha:
Prasaadaaththava Govinda!Vivaaham Karthumuthsukaha!
Sahitho Dharayaa Saardham Thvamaagachcha Nrupaalayam!!

Meaning:
"Govinda! I wish to marry with Your blessings and Divine Grace! I invite you and Bhudevi to the residence of Aakaasha Raja..

83)Gurusthvam Sarvalokaanaam Kruthakruthyancha Maam Kuru!
Sreenivaasavachaha Shruthvaa Bhoodharo Vaakyamabraveeth!!

Meaning:
You are the Guru (Acharya) of the entire Universe! I want to fulfill all my duties with you Divine Grace!" Lord Srinivasa spoke reverentially.

84)Sree Varaahaha:
Mama Sthaaney Mahaaraaja! Vakulaam Vidhdhi Mey Sakheem!
Kshethram Pakvam Madeeyam Yath Thasmaanmaam Thyakthu Marhasi!!

Meaning:
Lord Varaha said," Srinivasa! My friend Vakula is already with you! Please do not insist that I should come, as my paddy field is fertile!"