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- His Holiness Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar Mantras are considered to be divine rhymes composed

- His Holiness Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar

Mantras are considered to be divine rhymes composed by the ancient Vedic Rishis/saints in the divine language of Sanskrit. Mantras are energy-based sounds. They are primarily used as spiritual conduits, words or vibrations that instill one-pointed concentration in the devotee. Other purposes have included religious ceremonies to accumulate wealth, avoid danger, or eliminate enemies etc.

Mantra is a combination of magical/mystical words and sound waves. Mantra is recited to relax mind & to fulfill the desired work.

Mantra is an invocation or a mystical formula, which aids the person to release the self and attain bliss and ultimate fulfillment. The sounds involved in a Mantra are themselves significant for they generate in the individual an unusual mystic power. Mantra produces a set of vibration in the surrounding atmosphere & its force depends on the attitude of the person as well as the intensity of concentration.

Mantras are performed through faith, the results of which cannot be analyzed measured, weighed, seen but are felt. The force of Mantra can be only felt. It should be performed with due faith and all rituals, then it is fruitful. You must have complete faith in Mantra you are reciting and must know its meaning. Do the things as per prescribed methods. You will experience sensation and vibrations during or at the end of Japa, this is a sufficient proof to believe. Mantra requires faith, Japa, hard work ad per laid dictums to realize the desired objects and vibrations. Each Mantra has a different use, The vibrations of sound create desired reactions within the body too.

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For Children:

Santan Gopal Mantra

ॐ श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं ग्लौं देवकीसुत गोविन्द वासुदेव जगत्पते

देहि मे तनयं कृष्ण त्वामहं शरणं गतः ।

Om Shreeng Hreeng Kleeng Glaung Devakisut Govind Vasudev Jagatpate Dehi Me Tanayam Krishn Tvaamaham Sharanam Gatah

Santan Prapti Mantra

ॐ नमो भगवते जगत्प्रसूतये नमः ।

Om Namo Bhagavate Jagatprasutaye Namah

Shri Krishna Mantra for Santan Prapti

ॐ क्लीं गोपालवेषधराय वासुदेवाय हुं फट स्वाहा ।

Om Kleeng Gopalveshadhaaraay Vaasudevaay Hum Phat Swahaa

कात्यायनि महामाये महायोगिन्यधीश्वरि । नन्द गोपसुतं देविपतिं मे कुरुते नमः ॥

Katyayani Mahamaye Mahayoginyadheeshwari Nandgopsutam Devipatim Me Kuru te Namah

Parvati Mantra for delayed Marriages

हे गौरि शंकरार्धांगि यथा त्वं शंकरप्रिया । तथा मां कुरु कल्याणि कान्तकातां सुदुर्लभाम ॥

Hey Gauri Shankarardhangi Yatha Tvam Shankarpriyaa

कान्तकातां सुदुर्लभाम ॥ Hey Gauri Shankarardhangi Yatha Tvam Shankarpriyaa ।

Tatha Mam Kuru Kalyaani Kaantkatam Sudurlabhaam ।। Surya Mantra for delayed Marriages

ॐ देवेन्द्राणि नमस्तुभ्यं देवेन्द्रप्रिय भामिनि । विवाहं

भाग्यमारोग्यं शीघ्रलाभं च देहि मे ॥

Om Devendrani Namastubhyam Devendrapriya Bhamini Vivaaham Bhagyamaarogyam Sheeghralabham Cha Dehi Me

Shiv Mantra (Panchakshari)

For the acquisition of salvation and destruction of fear of death this Shiv Mantra is best. This Shiva mantra is considered effective for the eradication of disease, sorrow, fear etc. Recitation of this Mantra gives success and Siddhis.

ॐ नमः शिवाय ।

Om Namah Shivaay

Rudra Mantra

This is known as Rudra mantra. Rudra Mantra is recited to get blessing of Lord Shiva. It is considered effective for the fulfillment of one’s wishes.

ॐ नमो भगवते रूद्राय ।

Om Namo Bhagwate Rudraay

Shiv Gayatri Mantra

ॐ तत्पुरुषाय विद्महे महादेवाय धीमहि तन्नो रुद्रः प्रचोदयात ।

Om Tatpurushaay Vidmahe Vidmahe Mahadevaay Deemahi Tanno Rudrah Prachodayat

Shiv Dhyaan Mantra

करचरणकृतं वाक् कायजं कर्मजं वा श्रवणनयनजं वा मानसंवापराधं । विहितं विहितं वा सर्व मेतत् क्षमस्व जय जय करुणाब्धे श्री महादेव शम्भो ॥

Karcharankritam Vaa Kaayjam Karmjam Vaa Shravannayanjam Vaa Maansam Vaa Paradham | Vihitam Vihitam Vaa Sarv Metat Kshamasva Jay Jay Karunaabdhe Shree Mahadev Shambho ||

Mata Bagalamukhi Mantra for Sarva Karya Siddhi

ॐ ह्रीं ऎं क्लीं श्री बगलानने मम रिपून नाशय नाशय

ममैश्वर्याणि देहि देहि शीघ्रं मनोवान्छितं साधय साधय ह्रीं स्वाहा ।

Om Hreeng Aing Kleeng Shri Bagalanane Mam Ripoon Naashay Naashay Mamaishwaryaani Dehi Dehi SHeeghram Manovanchhitam Saadhay Saadhay Hreeng Swaahaa

Mahamrityunjay Mantra

This is known as Mahamrityunjay Mantra. Mahamrityunjay Mantra is most powerful mantra and most effective for increasing longevity(long life), for eradicating diseases and death fear. The house where Mahamrityunjay Mantra is recited problems like diseases, sudden death and death fear cannot touch the members of that house.

ॐ ह्रौं जूं सः भूर्भुवः स्वः त्र्यम्बकम् यजामहे सुगन्धिम् पुष्टिवर्धनम् । उर्वारूकमिव बन्धनान् मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मा मृतात् भूर्भुवः स्वरों जूं सः ह्रौं ॐ ।।

Om Hruang Jung Sah Bhurbhuvah Swah Trayambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pustiwardham | Urwarukmivbandhanaan Mrityormuksheey mamritat Bhurbhuvah Swaraung Jung Sah

Mirutannjay Mantra

This is known as Mrityunjay Mantra. Mrityunjay Mantra should be recited for the eradication of disease and death fear. Mrityunjay Mantra is highly recommended for increasing longevity.

ॐ त्र्यम्बकम् यजामहे सुगन्धिम् पुष्टिवर्धनम्, उर्वारूकमिव बन्धनान् मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मा मृतात् ।

Om Trayambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim pustivardham, Urwarukmivbandhanaan Mrityormuksheey mamritaat |

Ekakshar Mrityunjay Mantra

ह्रौं | -Hruang | : Trayakshar Mrityunjay Mantra :-ॐ जूं सः | - Om Jung Sah

Mrityunjay Mantra ह्रौं | -Hruang | : Trayakshar Mrityunjay Mantra :- ॐ जूं सः | -
Mrityunjay Mantra ह्रौं | -Hruang | : Trayakshar Mrityunjay Mantra :- ॐ जूं सः | -
- His Holiness Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar Vedic Astrology is an ancient Indian science which

- His Holiness Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar

Vedic Astrology is an ancient Indian science which explains planetary motions and positions with respect to time and their effect on humans and other entities on earth.

Astrology is the science of the effects of the planets movements on our lives and all things. Astrology is based on astronomy in that astrologers need to know the correct positions of the planets at any given time, as well as the correct positions of the zodiacal fixed star signs in relation to any place on earth at any given time. Once the correct positions of the signs and planets are known, the Atharva Vedic Punditsthen constructs charts representing these positions, and using the astrological science, studies the charts and can make quite a wide range of conclusions about the moment the chart was cast for.

Astrology sees mankind as being not only influenced by hereditary factors and the environment, but also by the state of our solar system at the moment of birth. The planets are regarded as basic life-forces, the tools we live by as well as the basis of our very substance. These planetary forces take on different forms, depending on their zodiacal position and on the way they relate to one another. The aspects formed between the planets describe these relationships, the positions of the planets in relation to the place of birth tell us of their expression in the spheres of life depicted by the astrological houses. By interpreting the roles of these players (the planets) and their qualities (the elements, signs and houses) and creating a synthesis, astrology is able to present a complete and comprehensive picture of the person and his potential, based on the natal horoscope.

Astrology is without doubt the original science, the oldest of the sysytems of knowledge devised by human beings.It is the science of fate/destiny used for understanding events happening on earth.

Astrology is not only the foremost of the outer sciences which deal with the nature of the physical universe, it is one of the most important of the inner or spiritual sciences which deal with the mind and soul.

Branches of Vedic Astrology Vedic astrology (Jyotisha) has three main branches:

· Siddhanta (Astronomy)

· Samhita (Mundane astrology)

· Hora (Predictive astrology)

The Science of Astrology is concerned with the observations of the positions of certain bodies and certain points in the heavens in relation to the earth and with the correspondences between these relative positions and the events which occur on the Earth. That such correspondences do exist is unquestionable. Modern scientific experiments and observation could easily verify this and confirm the findings of the ancient scientists. It does not necessarily follow

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that the planets and the stars themselves affect or cause such events. It is sufficient to note that certain positions or groupings of the stars or planets in relation to the earth actually do correspond to certain types of events which occur on the earth.

To make the necessary observations and to translate these observations into terms of correspondence with events occurring on the Earth, both physical and psychological, Hindu Astrologers evolved a rational procedure which is based on five main factors:

1.The Zodiac fixed background to which all heavenly bodies are referred. This background is divided into twelve equal parts. (See Figure I). 2. The Asterisms-Subdivisions of the Fixed Background or Zodiac into smaller sections marked by the Fixed Stars. (See Figure 2.) 3. The Solar System-The Sun, the Moon and the planets which, like the Earth, comprise our own Solar system. The motions of these bodies from point to point within the Fixed Background and in relation to the Earth. 4. The Houses-Imaginary space divisions, radiating out vertically from any particular point on the Earth’s surface, and marking out divisions of space, traversed by this point during each twenty-four hours, as the Earth revolves on its own axis. 5. Time-Any given moment at which an event occurs.

THE ZODIAC In order to determine these positions and groupings accurately, Astrologers use a fixed background or plane of reference called the Zodiac.The Zodiacal Circle is in the same plane as the Ecliptic which is the approximate path of the Earth and Planets in their motion around the Sun. The Zodiac, therefore, is merely the Ecliptic extended limitlessly into space.

These twelve equal sections or divisions of the Zodiac are called the Signs of the Zodiac and are named and numbered as follows:

(l ) Aries (2) Taurus (3) Gemini (4) Cancer (5) Leo (6) Virgo

(8) Scorpio (9) Sagittarius (10) Capricorn (11)

(7) Libra

Aquarius (12) Pisces

Vedic Terminology :

1. Mesha 2. Vrishabha 3. Mithuna 4. Karka 5. Sinha 6. Kanya 7. Tula 8. Vrischika 9. Dhanu 10. Makara 11. Kumbha 12. Mina

THE ASTERISMS or NAKSHTRA It was observed by the ancient Astronomers that many changes occurred within the 30 degree zones mapped out by the Zodiac. It was therefore, found necessary to subdivide each of the twelve sections or Signs of the Zodiac. Using the belt of Fixed Stars which encircle the Earth at the Equator as markers, they divided the Zodiacal Background into 27 sections, the boundary of each being marked by a particular Fixed Star, located close to the Zodiacal belt. These sections are known as the Asterisms or Nakshatras.

They begin at the same point in the Constellation Aries which marks the beginning of the Zodiac,. and since each extends over an

at the same point in the Constellation Aries which marks the beginning of the Zodiac,. and

arc of 13 deg-20’, there are therefore twenty-seven of them in the

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Importance of Vedic Astrology

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Astrology is the language of the stars

it is in fact the Universal

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Astrology is basically a science of time. Every moment in time has

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a certain quality attached to it. By being born at a particular moment

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Astrology does not pronounce any judgement. Just like nature, it has no good or bad. It just reveals what was, what is, and what can be.

Astrology is not about depending on fate as a lot of people purport it to be. In fact, it puts more emphasis on karma than fate. Today’s ‘karma’ is tomorrow’s ‘fate’.

Astrology is the science of ‘light’ and lights the path known as life. It is finally up to us to traverse the path once it has been lighted.

Astrology is amazingly accurate daily or hourly basis if required.

it can work accurately even on a

Astrology is not only the foremost of the outer sciences which deal with the nature of the physical universe, it is one of the most important of the inner or spiritual sciences which deal with the mind and soul.

Nakshatra OR Constellations It was observed by the ancient Astronomers that many changes occurred within the 30 degree zones mapped out by the Zodiac. It was therefore, found necessary to subdivide each of the twelve sections or Signs of the Zodiac. Using the belt of Fixed Stars which encircle the Earth at the Equator as markers, they divided the Zodiacal Background into 27 sections, the boundary of each being marked by a particular Fixed Star, located close to the Zodiacal belt. These sections are known as the Asterisms or Nakshatras.

They begin at the same point in the Constellation Aries which marks the beginning of the Zodiac,. and since each extends over an arc of 13deg-20’, there are therefore twenty-seven of them in the complete circle of 360 degrees.

The Zodiac, therefore, divides heavens into twelve equal sections of thirty degrees each. The Asterisms, however, are sections or divisions of the heavens of 13deg-20’ each. But it was found that changes in conditions and characteristics occurred even within these smaller boundaries and so each Asterism is further subdivided into arcs of 3deg-20’ or into quarter sections.

As we have seen, the birth chart reflects what circumstances in this life we can expect to experience. According to the Vedic Astrology, these effects are a result of past actions, actions in previous lifetimes.

Our time and place of birth is not random, it precisely specifies a birth chart for us, delivering the results of our past actions through the quality of Natural Law at the time of birth. The act of birth imprints these laws in our physiology and the environment we are born in. The planetary positions are merely convenient indicators of those laws, accurate instruments to measure, calculate and interpret these laws.

The interpretation of the birth chart is merely a reflection of our stage of evolution at the time of our birth; it does not limit us in any way to grow and improve upon it. Even though the analysis includes a lifetime of dashas and transits, one should realize that all of that remains relative to the evolutionary state at the time of birth. Past actions are the result of past choices. When people become aware of choices that they no longer wish to keep, they can change their life by starting to choose differently.

New choices will start creating new responses, which will gradually change our circumstances. Reactions and responses from past actions take time to manifest, and remove those karmas.

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Significance The twelve houses of zodiac represent all the aspects of existence at the terrestrial

Significance The twelve houses of zodiac represent all the aspects of existence at the terrestrial as well as individual level. The houses from the lagna to seventh represent the right half of the body of the native(and the left half of the body of his spouse). Those from the seventh to the lagna represent his left half and the right half of his spouse.

First House Body, fame, strength, character, courage, knowledge or lack of it, residence, place of birth, dignity, honor, ancestry, livelihood, the present wisdom, wealth, comforts and discomforts, self-respect, peace of mind, happiness and un-happiness, detachment, virtues and vices, health of parents.

In medical astrology : Body in general, limbs, complexion, marks or moles on the body, sound and unsound health, skin texture, longevity, sleep, head, brain, texture of hair, stamina.

Second House Wealth, speech, physical enjoyments, trading in ornaments, pearls and diamonds, buying or selling in general, accumulation of wealth, earning through self-effort, acquisitions from father, truthfulness and falsehood, inclinations, food, taste, clothes, eloquence, humility, steadiness of mind, learning education, letters, anger, deceitfulness, family members, friends, enemies, servants, close followers, self-control, death. In medical astrology : Face, teeth, tongue, oral cavity, nose, nails, speech, eyes(right eye).

Third House Courage and valor, physical fitness, hobbies, talent, education, good qualities, siblings, longevity of parents, tolerance, capability, quality and nature of food, selfishness, sports, fights, refuge, trading, dreams. Sorrows, stability of mind, neighborhood, near relations, friends, army, inheritance, ornaments, cleverness, short journeys.

In medical astrology : Ears(right ear), neck, throat, shoulders, bones, upper limbs, mental instability, physical growth, and longevity.

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Fourth House Near and dear ones, caste and ancestry, mother, relatives on mother’s side, lands and houses, agriculture, farming, gardens, orchards, installations, buildings, parliament favors from the ruler, medicine, education, knowledge of land and geography, hidden treasures, comforts and discomforts, courage, faith, victory and defeat, perfumes, clothes, milk, digging, agricultural produce, vehicles, possession of cattle, horses and elephants.

In medical astrology : Chest, lungs, heart, breast, potent, medicine.

Fifth House Progeny, father, mental ability, learning, knowledge, scholarship, character, conception, prosperity, acquisitions through wife, fascination (for women), sharp, wisdom, discrimination and analytical skill, capability, devotion to gods, means of earning, official seal, good or bad memory, speculation, humiliation, authorship, shruti(Vedas), Smitri, knowledge of mantras, karmas of past lives.

In medical astrology : Heart, upper abdomen, liver, gall bladder, mind, mental illness, problems related to pregnancy.

Sixth House Enemies,oppositions,mentalagitation,injuries,accident,disease, wounds sustained in war, loans, debts, losses, disappointments, obstacles, poisons, slanders, humiliation, cruelty, indulgence in prohibited acts, theft, quarrels, imprisonment, maternal uncles, maternal aunt, step-mother, pets, cattle, flavors of food, servants, subordinates, nuisances in general.

In medical astrology : Intestines, umbilical region, phlegmatic illness, tuberculosis, eye disease, poisoning, accidents, operations.

Seventh House Spouse, sex partner, marriage, adultery, lust or passion, nature or character of spouse, sexual union, secret love affairs, journey, deviation from ones path, partnership in business, overt enemies, quarrels, theft, loss of memory, recovery of lost wealth, progress, attainment of status, grandfather, brothers son death.

In medical astrology : Lower urinary tract, anal canal, semen, seminal vesicle, urethra, prostrate, sexual act.

Eighth House Marital Status of the woman, longevity, death, obstacle, disgrace, defeat, discontinuity, suddenness, unexpectedness, misery, loss of memory, sin, killing a living being, capital punishment, nature of death, place of death, wickedness, father’s indebtedness, deviation from unexpected norms, frightful place, difficult route, crevices, finding faults, humiliation, wife’s wealth, sudden unexpected gain, hidden talents, spiritual pursuits and attainments, inheritance, son of the elder sister.

In medical astrology : External genitalia, incurable or chronic disease, loss of limb, longevity, cause of death, severe mental anguish.

: External genitalia, incurable or chronic disease, loss of limb, longevity, cause of death, severe mental

Ninth House Virtuous deeds, pilgrimages, worship, religious inclination, devotional and religious learning, karmas of the present birth, splendour, association with virtuous, auspiciousness, the preceptor or guru, father, austerity, penance, charity, kindness, wisdom, knowledge, devotion towards the preceptor, spiritual initiation, mental quietude, fame and fortune, progeny, temples, Vedic rituals, long journeys, travel by sea.

In medical astrology : Hips, thighs, nourishment.

Tenth House Profession, function, source of livelihood, governmental service, honour from the king, business, status, wealth, political power, fame, progress, nature of work, professional inclination, the treating physician, hidden treasure, prescribed course, teaching capability, self-control, dominance, sacrificing nature, proficiency, fathers wealth and well-being, foreign travel, financial status, place of residence, performance of sacred and religious deeds.

In medical astrology : knee joint, knee cap.

Eleventh house Gains of all the nature, income, acquisition, fulfillment of desires, nature of earning, arrival, rewards, recognition, favours from ruler, special status, proficiency, learning, ancestral property,

fondness for the precious stones, lost wealth, pursuit of pious and religious deeds, profits and returns, elder brother, paternal uncle, longevity of the mother, material enjoyments.

In medical astrology : Legs, left ear, left upper limb, recovery from disease.

Twelfth House Expenditure, loss of wealth, spending money for prescribed or prohibited pursuits, pleasures of the bed, bedroom, mental anguish, loss of sleep, physical disease, wickedness, penury, loss or disease of a limb, loss of authority, imprisonment, confinement in an enemies house, loss of spouse, exit from world, emancipation, renunciation, distant travel, foreign land, emigration, loss in travel, paternal property, spiritual learning, secret learning, fear from overt and covert enemies.

In medical astrology : Sleep disorders, mental imbalance, hospitalization, feet, left eye, death.

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that Lal Kitab remedies can also backfire, if not properly studied and
performed. That is why one should be very cautious as and when
you take shelter of Lal Kitab consultancy. It is advisable to stop
performing remedies immediately if you observer any negative side
effects.
Instructions For Performing Lal Kitab Remedies
Lal Kitab introduced a new style of horoscope analysis with quick
and affordable remedies.
In Lal Kitab, nine planets have been accorded prominence as in
the Vedic astrology. In addition, the predictions are based on the
planetary position according to the twelve houses. However, there
are differences in Vedic astrology and Lal Kitab. In case of Vedic
Astrology, the houses are fixed but the zodiac signs are not fixed
whereas in Lal Kitab both houses and zodiac signs are fixed.
Any remedy of Lal Kitab can be started at any time. However it must
be observed continuously for 43 days after starting once. If you are
not able to continue it for 43 days due to some hindrance or forgetting
about it for a day or two you should discontinue it for a few days and
then restart the process afresh and uninterrupted for 43 days. Unless
the prescribed remedy is observed continuously for 43 days, its full
reward remains uncertain.
Lal Kitab Remedies OR Lal Kitab Upaay
Most important aspect of Lal Kitab is the identification of malefic
planets and easy, inexpensive and extremely effective remedial
measures for propitiation of their ill effects.
The remedies affect a certain measure or reward if some rice washed
with milk is kept nearby before beginning the observance of the
prescribed remedy. The remedies of Lal Kitab must be observed
during the day [in the presence of sun]. No effect can be seen for the
remedies observed either before dawn or after sunset. Besides there
remains the possibility of loss.
It is said that the solutions & remedies given by Lal Kitab are
infallible.
Lal Kitab remedies are affordable, easy and provide quick results.
The effect of remedies is unbelievable. It is said that these remedies
are especially suitable for quick results in Kaliyuga as the traditional
methods. Mantra, Yagya, Japa, Havana etc. have become very difficult
in this period. The remedies are as easy in throwing something in
running water or establishing something in home. However, beware
The remedies are as easy in throwing something in running water or establishing something in home.
wearing ear plugs. Being around that kind of noise, which are lower vibrations of themselves,

wearing ear plugs. Being around that kind of noise, which are lower vibrations of themselves, can make you restless or agitated in due time, tend to pull your consciousness down in a way that makes you think in very basic terms. They can make your mind become absorbed in the lower modes of thinking, like simply desiring to satisfy your senses, wanting to go to the bar after work to drown your thoughts, or thinking of whatever will give you the easiest thrill. In other words, exposure to low vibrations tends to produce low consciousness simply by your exposure to them. Let’s explain this a little more.

The science of vibrations and frequencies and how they effect people is something that has been around for thousands of years. We can still find evidence of this in the ancient Vedic texts of India. These explain not only the results of using the frequencies of words and mantras, but also supply instructions in some cases.

Simple Ancient Mantra The ancient Mantras that heal

ॐ भूर्भुवस्वः । : तत् सवितुर्वरेण्यं ।: भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि । धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात् ॥

The Gayatri Mantra is the most revered mantra in Hinduism. It consists of the prefix :oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ ॐ भूर्भुवस्वः, a formula taken from the Yajurveda, and the verse 3.62.10 of the Rigveda (which is an example of the Gayatri meter). Since all the other three Vedas contain much material rearranged from the Rig Veda, the Gayatri mantra is found in all the four Vedas. The deva invoked in this mantra is Savitar, and hence the mantra is also called Sāvitrī.

Ever wondered what is the significance or importance of Mantra. or the sacred ancient vedic hymns?? Were they like ‘keys’ that would unlock the sacred pathway leading to a world beyond the unseen? Let’s try to get some answers using scientific and ancient wisdom -

There are all kinds of frequencies and vibrations all around us. There are frequencies we see (such as light waves), hear (sound waves), or feel, and others that are beyond our ability to sense, such as gamma rays, infrared, or radio and television frequencies. In fact, the ancient Vedic texts of India explain, in summary, that this whole universe is the production or manifestation from particular vibrations that cause a change from the spiritual energy into the material energy. And all these frequencies effect us in many ways. For example, we may hear music that can be soothing and peaceful, or that is abrasive and irritating. Or there may be frequencies that we have to deal with on a more regular basis, like the noise we hear when working in a factory, or the sounds of downtown traffic.

Walk through a factory. The noise and vibrational level of the frequencies that you hear and feel are not attractive. In fact, they may be damaging to your hearing and necessitate the need for

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The sages of ancient India used it to produce various results in the rituals they performed, and from the mantras they would recite. If the mantras were recited in particular ways, certain amazing results would take place, including changing the weather, producing certain types of living beings, or even palaces. Others used it to produce weapons, like the brahmashtra weapon, which was equal to the modern nuclear bombs. Specific mantras could be attached to arrows, with the sound causing powerful explosions when the arrow reached its target. Others used the science of vibrations to bring their consciousness to higher levels of perception, or to enter spiritual reality.

We can see the results of exposure to certain frequencies in other ways as well. Even now there has been research that has provided discoveries on the use of frequencies. They have worked with plants, exposing them to various kinds of music. Plants would thrive when exposed to classical music, while they would languish or wither when around heavy rock music. However, considering the nature of the mostly unenlightened society in which we live, some of these discoveries have not been for the benefit of the world and are quite scary to think of the results that may happen.

There has been proved to be a psycho-physiological sensitivity in animals and humans to magnetic and electrical fields in extremely low frequencies (ELF) corresponding to brain waves. These ELF, which can penetrate anything, have made it possible for the military to have a world-wide communication system with its submarines, which can be situated in any part of the world.

Man is a bio-cosmic transducer, a transmitter and receiver as well, and that somehow our brain waves can lock on and modulate with the earth’s electromagnetic field, the Universal Magnetic Field (UMF), as Tesla called it. Research has shown that altering these electromagnetic fields can influence the brain waves of cats and monkeys. Humans are also affected.

that altering these electromagnetic fields can influence the brain waves of cats and monkeys. Humans are

Anything above eleven hertz produces a general range of agitation and discontent. High voltage power lines throw off 50 to 60 hertz, and there’s been concern about what they can do to people who live near them. Some feel that such lines, or even the use of such items as electric blankets, can cause cancer because of the unnatural magnetic field to which the body is exposed. Researchers have concluded that humans are electrical people. For example, our hearts can start or stop due to appropriate electrical impulses. The use of pacemakers is an example of helping maintain a steady heartbeat. Thus, electro magnetic radiation could be the most harmful pollutant in our society. There is strong evidence that cancer and other diseases can be triggered by electromagnetic waves.

There are machines that use frequencies for beneficial use. There is a medical device called a Multiple Wave Oscillator, first developed by a French researcher and improved by solid state electronics. It used a miniature Tesla system consisting of two copper coils. When activated, a magnetic field is generated between the two coils and the frequencies can be adjusted for the electricity that flowed from one coil to the other. The result is multiple waves of inherently good frequencies to help heal various parts of the body. Sore knees or torn muscles can be placed inside the magnetic fields for a few minutes at a time, helping it to heal much faster than with conventional methods.

Researchers have found that frequencies under seven hertz create

a general feeling of relaxation and well being, known as the alpha

state. The most beneficial frequency on earth is said to be the 6.8 hertz frequency. Interestingly, the Pyramid at Giza has a constant frequency of 6.8 hertz running through it. Although researchers have studied it, they don’t know where it comes from or why in such an ancient structure. The Nadha Brahmam “Ohm” or “ॐ” or in Modern terminology Schumman resonance has a close significance Aum corresponds to the strongest of the schuman resonance among all other bio magnetic fields. We can relate the seven different chakras in body to these sounds and also with Schumann Resonances of earth, ie, 7.83, 14, 20, 26, 33, 39 and 45 Hertz of earth. We all know 7.83 hz being the strongest of all.

- 7.83Hz : Gam - 14hz :Hleem - 20Hz ; Hreem - 26Hz: Kleem

- 33Hz: Krowm - 39Hz: Sreem - 45Hz

This points to the idea that the ancients knew the importance of frequencies and how to use them in order to provide an atmosphere for attaining a peaceful state of mind for entering higher states of consciousness and perception of spiritual reality. The use of yoga has utilized this principle for as long as it had been known--many hundreds of years. Concentrating on the steady breathing, as in hatha-yoga, is a means of leveling and harmonizing the electrical impulses of the body and the beating of the heart. Invoking the alpha state by a natural means allows one to also reach a vibrational state in which the consciousness can enter higher levels of being and perception. The body is not only conducting the more balanced frequencies, but it begins to generate them as well. It is as if the body and mind are creating its own atmosphere in which it can further its more spiritual development, with or without the proper atmosphere around it. Building structures, like the pyramids and pyramid-like temples, which are common in such places as India and Central America,

may provide the assistance for doing that, along with the physical exercises of yoga and the use of prayers, mantras, or rituals. By implementing such things on a regular basis in one’s life, it would increase one’s peaceful existence, bring about a higher state of consciousness, and insights into a level of reality beyond ordinary sense perception. In other words, it would naturally take one closer to the Truth of our existence. It would, as Tesla was hoping, bring the peace that would come from a natural consequence of universal enlightenment

A key point in this regard is the ancient use of mantras, as already

mentioned earlier. Not only could certain results be attained by the proper use of vibrations in sounds, but even today the use of particular mantras are known for calming the mind, lowering blood pressure, relieving one from unnecessary anxieties by changing one’s focus in life, and so on. It is also understood that certain mantras and prayers, such as the chanting of the spiritual names of God, bring to one the transcendental vibration of the spiritual world from where it comes. This means it is like a conductor, bringing the spiritual energy and frequencies that come from the transcendental strata.

Thus, by absorbing one’s consciousness in the sound vibration

of these names of God, it will do several things, such as alter and

improve the electrical impulses that are generated by the body, and help defend oneself from the negative impulses that one may encounter. In this way, it helps create a peaceful attitude within the individual and a healthier disposition. It also prepares one’s consciousness for perceiving higher levels of reality, opens one up to the spiritual world, gradually reveals one’s true spiritual identity, which would also allow one to see the unity between all people. It also harmonizes one’s existence with nature, and even begins to rekindle one’s real relationship with the Supreme Soul, God. Once the higher vibration of the spiritual realm is invoked on a regular basis in this way, and is opened for its use among the people in general, the chances for world change become enormous.

Naturally, this may not happen immediately. One needs to be able to concentrate on those spiritual sounds appropriately. This means to rid oneself of the clutter in one’s mind. Only by purely focusing on the sound of the holy names can one truly feel its

power, and open its potential. This is why there is a need for living

a simple and honest life, and developing sincerity and devotion. It

makes such a difference in being able to focus on the chanting of these spiritual prayers and mantras with feeling. Then one gives up that clutter which gets in the way of truly hearing the sounds and allows them to have a deep affect on one’s life. That is when the deep changes and insights can begin to take place. When the

general masses of people begin to participate in this process, that

is when the collective vibrations around the world can begin to

bring social changes that will help lead all people to a higher and more peaceful state of being. The general frequencies that we generate and receive will then naturally be of a harmonious and spiritual nature.

being. The general frequencies that we generate and receive will then naturally be of a harmonious

THE TRANSFORMATIONAL DIVINE LIGHT

-His Holiness Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar

Experience is what causes change in a person. Someone has very aptly stated: “No one can persuade another to change.

Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or emotional appeal.”Opinions, facts, arguments, or emotional appeal do not produce changes in a person’s behaviour or thoughts because the gate of change “can only be opened from the inside.” Experience is the sole key to unlock the gate of change.

For instance, do health warnings on cigarette cartons and bottles of alcohol really deter buyers from purchasing such detrimental items? No! The only way users stop from taking in such intoxicants is when their lungs, heart, liver, or any vital organ suffers. Hence, experiencing the injurious effects produces the necessary change.

St. John proclaims: “God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all.” 1 John 1:5. Seeing the divine light of God from within is the ultimate experience needed to transform a person into a self-recognised spiritual being. The direct experience of God is further spoken of in the book of Corinthians: “For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of the darkness,’ made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.” Corinthians 4:6. Through the grace of the Christ-like Perfect Master, the doors to the inner world are opened and one begins to gaze at the visions present inside. We are familiar with only one reality - the external. But, we know so very little about what lies within, what God is waiting to show us. Saint Kabir has said, “In this body lie lush gardens, in this body lies the Supreme, in this body lies the shimmering diamond necklace, and in this body lies my Perfect Master.”

As a person with external vision can change his appearance to make it more appealing or can enhance his understanding of certain trades, professions, subjects through the use of his organs of sight (which feed information to the brain), likewise, an individual with internal vision, the divine eye, can change himself for the better. He can see himself in the effulgent light of God. Without such a vision, he would be handicapped and rendered unable to uplift himself from the doldrums and superficiality of material existence.

Upon the opening of the divine eye, the first transformation that takes place is that one practically sees that he is spirit, not body. Swami Vivekananda illustrates this idea. He says, “Here I stand and if I shut my eyes, and try to conceive my existence, ‘I,’ ‘I,’ ‘I,’ what is the idea before me? The idea of a body. Am I, then, nothing but a combination of material substances? The Vedas declare ‘No.’ I am a spirit living in a body. The body will die, but I shall not die.” Spiritual aspirants, when blessed with the grace

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of a Spiritual Master, have spontaneous visions of the immortal spirit through the Divine Eye, reinforcing the perennial fact that we are, in reality, the part and parcel of the Almighty, who resides within us as the luminous soul. Lord Krishna says in the Gita, “Ishwara sarvabhootanaam hrdesh arjun tishthti.” – “O Arjuna! I am the Supreme, ever-shining in the chambers of all hearts!”

During the course of meditation on the internal light, spiritual growth also takes place. Through diligent practice, a person begins to transform by sharpening his power of discrimination, rising above selfishness, pride, and falsity. He develops the ability to shake off envy, greed, attachment, etc. because he views life with a broader vision - seeing beyond the pettiness, egotism, and over-extensive passions of this world.

Having the visions of light blessed by the Perfect Master is the first life-altering experience, as it eventually leads one to coming transformations. One should note that victories in moral behaviour without seeing the divine light of God are good, but small in comparison to the undivided bliss that one experiences when in communion with the light of the inner-world. That bliss creates a saint out of a sinner, as one realizes his own purity and strength and inspires others to fashion their life in righteousness as well.

Most importantly, our transformation rests solely on our own shoulders. We bear the onus of self-growth. The divine light and the merciful hands of the Perfect Master give us the stamina and hope for refinement, but will should come from us, as we are responsible for no one but our own selves. Swami Vivekananda puts it brilliantly: “How will you behave if a little baby is put on your hands?

Your whole life will be changed for a moment; whatever you may be, you must become selfless for a time being. You will give up all your criminal ideas as soon as responsibility is thrown upon you - your whole character will change. So if the whole responsibility is thrown upon our own shoulders, we shall be at our highest and best; when we have nobody to grope towards, no devil to lay or blame upon, no personal deity to carry our burdens; when we are alone responsible, then we shall rise to our highest and best. I am responsible for my fate, I am the bringer of good unto myself, I am the bringer of evil.”

Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar has documented and helped countless number of cases of hard-core criminals who have attested to their changed behavior through Spiritual Knowledge imparted to them behind bars. Thousands of acquitted and released prisoners have laid a new foundation for themselves, and many have taken on the responsibility of keeping themselves on the track of righteousness and actively helping others to give up the life of crime. We too can produce important changes in our lives through the grace of the Perfect Master. Changing our perception from body to soul, from aggression to compassion, from ego-centricity to humility will enliven, enlarge, and enrich us as human beings. The experience of the divine light awaits us.

to humility will enliven, enlarge, and enrich us as human beings. The experience of the divine
–The Foundation of Vedic Culture Gayatri mantra and Yagna constitute the foundation of the Vedic

–The Foundation of Vedic Culture Gayatri mantra and Yagna constitute the foundation of the Vedic Culture. While Gayatri mantra imparts wisdom and pure intelligence, Yagna inspires corresponding creativity and actions.

In talking of the Vedic age the images of the great rishis performing agnihotra-yagnas instantly flashes before our sight. In those days, apart from the rishis, the rich and the poor, the kings and citizens also had an equally deep faith and respect for Yagna and they used to sincerely participate in and lend wholehearted support for different kinds of Yagnas. The rishis used to spend at least one-third of their lives in conducting Yagnas.

It was a common belief and an observed fact in the Vedic Indian society that Yagna was essential for the refinement of human life from a shudra (i.e. a person living a life driven by animal instincts) to a Brahmin (i.e. a wise, knowledgeable, charitable person), and ultimately to a divine, great personality. Yagnas played an essential role in the all-round progress, prosperity and happiness in the Vedic age. This was indeed natural, as the philosophy and science of Yagna and the different modes of performing agni-yagna were discovered and developed by the rishis based on their deep understanding and in-depth research of the human psyche, the intricacies of the social fabric and the mysteries of Nature.

The brilliance and purity of agni (fire) appears to be a universal symbol for worship. The rituals of different religions affirm this fact. The first mantra of Rigaveda – the most ancient scripture of knowledge on Earth, quotes “agnimiÃe purohitam”, signifying agni as a sacred symbol of God. This is what is referred to in different religious and spiritual scriptures as Brahmateja, Divine Flame, Sacred Glow, Divine Light, Latent Light, etc. The Vedic hymn “agne supathá ráye” prays to this omnipotent, supreme power to enlighten and inspire us towards the righteous path. The same is meant in the phrase “dhiyo yonah prachodayát” of the great Gayatri Mantra.

Meaning of Yagna:

In its gross form, Yagna is a spiritual experiment of sacrificing and sublimating the havana sámagri (herbal preparations) in the fire accompanied by the chanting of Vedic mantras. This is only the outer physical process or ritual of Yagna, which has scientific importance and beneficial effects. This agni-yagna when performed on a small scale is also known as havan, homam or agnihotra.

The meaning of yagna is not confined to this sacrificial ritual. It has a much wider and deeper meaning. The word yagna is derived from the Sanskrit verb yaj, which has a three-fold meaning: worship of deities (devapujana), unity (saògatikaraña) and charity (dána). The philosophy of yagna teaches a way of living in the society in harmony and a lifestyle which promotes and protects higher human values in the society, which is indeed the basis of an ideal human culture.

Scientific Aspects of Yagna:

The four Vedas signify the philosophy of the eternity and complementarity of Gayatri and Yagna in the divine creations. Further, the Atharvaveda also deals with the sound therapy aspects of the mantras. They can be used for the treatment of the ailing human system at the physical, psychological and spiritual levels. The Samaveda focuses on the musical chanting patterns of the mantras and the subtle form of yagna by defining the latter as the process of mental oblation on the surface of internal emotions through the cosmic radiations of the omnipresent subtle energy of sound. The Yajurveda contains the knowledge of the principles and the methods of performing yagnas as a part of the spiritual and scientific experiments for global welfare.

The effects of yagna include treatment of various diseases and the removal of atmospheric pollution (discussed in detail in the coming issues). Another prominent effect is parjanya.

Parjanya implies sublime showers of vital energy and spiritual strength from the upper cosmic planes (higher space). As the natural fertilizers add to the fertility of soil, the unique confluence of the power of mantra, thermal force and sublimated herbal energy in yagna increases the vital energy (práña)1 in the atmosphere while purifying the air. This práña is inherent in the air. The sádhaka, having prepared himself through práñáyáma, is able to inhale this parjanya along with oxygen through inner determination (samkalpa). The flow of fresh air in the morning has been found to be rich in práña. The larger the scale of yajgns and the longer their duration, the greater would be these effects.

The parjanya generated by yagna augments the level of práña in the air. This effect is condensed around the yagnashálá (the area where is yagna performed) but is also prevalent in the wider space and continues to expand with the flow of air

(the area where is yagna performed) but is also prevalent in the wider space and continues

with the process of yagna. If we pour some oil drops in a pot containing water, the oil separates itself from water and spreads on the surface of water. In a similar way, the energy of yagna expands all around in the open space. Its práña, its essence, its energy, is also present in the water contained in the clouds. This is showered in the form of rain and thus gets absorbed in the soil, crops and vegetation. The soil irrigated by it is found to be more fertile and the grains, fruits and vegetables grown there are tastier and have higher nutritive value. The milk of the cows which graze the grass grown on such lands is also of excellent quality. Drinking the milk and eating the fruits and vegetables energized by yagna increases our stamina, resistance against infections and diseases, and mental astuteness.

In fact the cosmic flow of práña is omnipresent in the subliminal realms of Nature. It enables all activities, movements and evolution of living beings. All creatures possess práña and therefore they are called práñi. Práña is the source of our vital strength. If it were present in substantial amount in the body, an apparently lean and skinny person would be very strong and healthy (e.g. Mahatma Gandhi). Its elevated levels are expressed in mental radiance, intellectual sharpness and talents. Its reduction on the contrary would render a physically robust person weak, lethargic and dull. Reduction of this subtle energy in plants and trees would diminish the shining beauty of flowers, and nutrient quality of fruits, vegetables and grains. Decreased levels of práña in the air, despite the presence of substantial amounts of oxygen, would lessen its vitality. Even deep breathing of this otherwise ‘fresh’ air would not have the desired healthy effects. People living at such places are found to lack vital strength, immunity and mental sharpness. The parjanya extracted by yagna compensates for these deficiencies.

Types of Yagnas:

A variety of yagnas are described in the scriptures. The seva yagna, meaning service to the society, is a noble example of yagna. The jóána yagna corresponds to the service of people by enlightening their lives with the glow of knowledge and education. The práña yagna implies the selfless service of saving the lives of people from sufferings and agonies and inspiring liveliness and reverence for life in them.

and inspiring liveliness and reverence for life in them. Modern times and ignorance towards a great

Modern times and ignorance towards a great tradition:

In the tides of time we lost and forgot the original purpose, relevance and importance of yagna in our life. It won’t be an

exaggeration to conclude that this negligence has been a major cause of our fallen and miserable state today. Nevertheless, there is a hope of reviving the yagna in its original form, as we have somehow continued the tradition of yagna as a holy custom and occasionally perform it, in some form at least, as

a symbolic ritual. Although lifeless and deformed, a feeble

and hazy image of this ancient tradition is still with us. All important ceremonies, including the shoÃaÌ samskáras (sixteen rituals that are performed at various stages of life from birth till death), are conducted with yagna. For instance, the Vedic mode of the wedding ceremony (viváha samskára) takes place in the presence of the sacred flames of yagna. As the melting heat of the fire welds and binds two metal pieces, the pious glow and the spiritual warmth of the yagyágni (the fire of yagna) conjugate the souls of the bride and the groom through the sacred knot of marriage. The cremation rites (dáha

or aòtyeÌÚi samskára) is also a yagna. The significance of yagna in the thread ceremony (upanayana samskára) is self- evident, as the sacred thread donned to symbolize the initiation of an enlightened life is called “yajóopavita”. This thread is always worn in the auspicious presence of yajóágni. Yagna

is also performed during the programme of katha-kirtan (the

recital of an allegoric story along with devotional songs), religious celebrations and the occasions of special festivals. For example, Holi, which is celebrated these days as a colour festival was originally a festival of yagna to celebrate the harvesting of ripe crop every year. A handful of fresh grains is required to be sacrificed in the “holi- yagna” as a mark of expressing gratitude to God’s grace. It also signifies the spirit of purifying the grain in yajóágni before using it in food preparations.

Yagna is also performed on religious functions like Satya Narayan Katha, Bhagvat Katha, Ramayan Parayan, etc. Specific yagnas are also invariably linked with the Vedic as well as the tántrika sádhaná-anusthánas. Gayatri sádhaná is regarded incomplete without yagna. The number of áhutis offered in the havans or yagnas organized to mark the end of Gáyatri anuÌÚhána or mahápurascarañas should at least equal the tenth or hundredth fraction of the number of japas completed everyday in these sádhanás. Worshipping various manifestations of God is also required to be carried out with specific kinds of yagna, as described in the holy places of pilgrimage.

The prominence of tirthas, the places of pilgrimage, is also associated with yagna since the Vedic Age. The places where grand yagnas were organized and conducted by the rishis became tirthas and are still revered as holy destinations of pilgrimage in India.

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is not accepted by the society in some countries.It is not easy for a man or a woman to live alone whole life. After divorce, the individual may have to face physical, psychological and economical problems. The family life of the person is totally collapsed. Divorce also can cause sexual deprivation.

Separation or divorce of the parents affects a lot to the children. It may give rise to psychological problems which can affect the tender minds of children as they need both the parents equally. The children may get mentally and physically disturbed and feel insecure due to which their future may get spoiled. Looking towards these effects, you should strive to save marriage stop divorce.

Mantras to Attract Women

Woman Vashikaran Mantra is used to entice or get back your wife/ex-wife or desired/stri women vashikaran mantra.The Women Vashikaran mantra are Powerful women Love spells to put under your control your desired women(Stri), Female or love.Vashikaran Mantra is used to control someone whom you love or want him to love you. It is also used to get your

wife back, get your ,get back ex girlfriend,women vashikaran etc Some people used women islamic vashikaran mantra to get back their stray wife or get back illicit relationship involved wife. Women islamic vashikaran mantra should be used for good purpose.Vashikaran Mantra to attract someone you love, to bring your beloved under your control.

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By -Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar Purchase of property and luxurious vehicle are the common dreams

By -Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar

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- His Holiness Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar Stories as a narrative or tale of real

- His Holiness Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar

Stories as a narrative or tale of real or fictitious events. Stories are a nourishment for our hungry souls. Often stories we regard as fiction have elements of truth dressed up to make them more palatable. Stories are magic, taking us everywhere:

backwards, forwards or happening right in the present time, transporting us to many places and situations we might never go.

THE EGG PLOY Once in a city there were two neighbours Harry and Danny. Harry would always remain tense as the hens of his neighbor daily used to enter his garden and ruin it.

One day Harry came to know that Danny was away. So, he placed some eggs in the garden. When Danny returned home and

placed some eggs in the garden. When Danny returned home and Karma 20 saw Harry picking

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saw Harry picking up the eggs, he asked him, “Harry, you have no hens. Then where did you get these hens from?”

Harry innocently replied, “Some hens come in my garden and lay eggs. I am lucky to get free eggs daily.” Since that day, the hens of Danny never entered the garden of Harry.

THE MOSQUITO NET One day David asked his wife to go to the market and buy a mosquito net. His wife went to a shop and asked the shopkeeper to show her the best quality net.

The shopkeeper showing her a very good net said, “This is the best quality which you won’t be able to find elsewhere. Not even a single mosquito can pass through it.”

Mrs. David refused to but the net. When the shopkeeper asked the reason, she said, “If a mosquito can’t pass through it, then how will we pass through it.” Then she returned home and narrated the whole matter to her husband.

Hearing the whole matter, David laughed at his wife’s foolishness.

THE RIGHT CHOICE Once upon a time, a wise and generous king ruled Burma. One day, his prime minister retired. Now the king had to find his replacement. There were two names for the post- Leuk and Batuk.

Leuk was lazy but Batuk was hard working as well as intelligent. The king organized a boat race. But suddenly something seemed to disturb the calm waters of the river.

Leuk said that it was some monster and returned to the shore. Batuk dived into the river and took the culprit out. It was just a coconut, which the king himself had placed there.

Batuk was chosen as the prime minister.

A CAT AND A RAT Once there was a cat called Lucy and a rat named Taffy. Taffy was a smart rat. Every time Lucy tried to catch him, he would run back to his hole.

One day, Lucy thought of a plan. She took a dish full of milk and kept it in front of the hole where Taffy lived.

When Taffy peeped out of the hole, he saw Lucy hiding there. Suddenly, Lucy saw a long hollow pipe coming out of the hole. Taffy drank all the milk of the dish through the pipe.

Poor Lucy sat on looking at the empty dish.

STEALING IS BAD One day, Rosy went to a grocery shop to buy bread. When she saw that the shopkeeper was busy with the other customers, she stole some toffees from a jar.

When she got back home, her mother asked her that where did she get the toffees? Rosy told her mother the truth.

Her mother said, “It’s really very bad to steal. The shopkeeper might not be looking at you but the God is always looking at you all the time. So, one should never steal.”

shopkeeper might not be looking at you but the God is always looking at you all

Rosy understood the words of her mother and went back to the shop to return the toffees to the shopkeeper.

The shopkeeper felt happy on seeing her honesty and gave her some toffees as a reward.

FEAR OF GOD Once there were two brothers who were very naughty. Always they were up to some mischief.

One day, their mother asked a priest to talk to her sons and put the fear of god in them so that they would mend their ways. The priest asked her to send her sons to him one by one.

Firstly, the younger brother went to the priest and sat by his side. The priest asked him in a commanding voice, “Where is God?”

The boy didn’t react. When the priest asked again, the boy ran

to his elder brother and said, “Do you know God is missing and

everybody thinks that we are responsible for this.”

THE MANGO TREE Once there lived a lazy man in a village. His only source of income was a mango tree, which was planted in the backyard

of his house.

One day, one of his relatives came to his house. At breakfast, lunch and dinner, only mangoes were served to the relative. He got fed up of this and thought of a plan.

At night, when the lazy man was sleeping, the relative quietly woke up, cut down the tree and fled away. Next day, when the man saw that the tree was cut down, he cried a lot.

After few years, the same relative again came to his house. By now, the man had worked and prospered. His condition had improved. He thanked the relative for making him realize his mistake.

NAUGHTINESS IS HARMFUL

A man used to move from village to village with his acrobatic

team of a goat, a monkey and a snake to entertain people.

Once, while crossing a river, he balanced the snake basket on his head, sat the monkey on his shoulder and guided the goat with his hand. The level of the water was low but there flowed a strong current.

Midway, the naughty monkey opened the snake basket. The snake within the darkness of the basket sprung up with its head high. The hissing and the fury frightened the monkey and it fell into the water.

The current started dragging the monkey away. A split-second effort to save the monkey threw the charmer off balance and the snake basket fell into the stream.

To catch hold of the basket, he lost his grip on the goat. Within few seconds, the current carried away all three of his companions.

TWO NEIGHBOURS Once there were two ladies who were neighbours. One of them was very fat while the other was very thin. They always kept fighting with each other. All other neighbors were fed up of their quarrels.

One day, an elderly person said to both the ladies, “Why do you quarrel so much? Can’t you be like the wheels of a two wheeler where one wheel compliments the other?”

At this the thin lady said, “Yes, but how can a vehicle move smoothly when one tyre is of a tractor and other of a cycle.”

Everybody present there started laughing, hearing such a witty answer

ONLY FOR LOVE Two donkeys who were friends, met at a crossroad. One donkey was healthy and the other malnourished. The healthy donkey asked the weak one, “What happen to you? Why do you seem so weak?”

The weak donkey replied, “My master makes me work the whole day and doesn’t give me enough food to eat and also beats me.”

“Oh” exclaimed the healthy donkey. “Then why don’t you run away from your master’s house.” He replied, “I think my job has better prospects. My master beats his only daughter, too. And whenever he does so, he says to her, “I’ll marry you off to this donkey.” For this reason I’m not running away.”

THE DISGUISED PEACOCK Once a crow felt like becoming a peacock. He got some feathers of peacock from somewhere and pasted them on his tail. Then he went among some peacock. But the peacocks recognized him. They pecked all over his body and threw him out.

tail. Then he went among some peacock. But the peacocks recognized him. They pecked all over
tail. Then he went among some peacock. But the peacocks recognized him. They pecked all over

The crow felt glum and returned to his race. When his family came to know about his deed, they also felt very angry and pecked him hard.

Thus, the crow decided never to follow others.

THE FLUTE PLAYER Tom was very brave and intelligent. One day, while playing, he went far into the forest. Just then a jackal saw him. He decided to eat the boy and came in his way.

When Tom saw that he had no way to save himself, he said to the jackal, “Brother, I am not afraid of death but I want to die peacefully. So, I want to play my flute and dance to its tune. Then you can eat me.”

The jackal permitted him. As soon as, Tom started playing his flute, his dog came running. The dog saw the jackal and leapt on it.

The jackal ran for his life. Tom returned home with his dog.

THE MANAGER Once, Mr. Lion was looking for a manager to look after his business. Many animals applied for the post and were interviewed. Finally, came the turn of monkey.

When the monkey was questioned that why he should be appointed as the manager, he replied, “Sir, you are looking for a dynamic manager who can handle a variety of jobs.”

At this, the lion asked the monkey to prove his capability.

The monkey said, “Sir, in the past year, I have changed 10 jobs. Don’t you think, I am capable of doing various jobs.”

Lion laughed at the witty reply and appointed him as the manager.

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WHO IS POOR Once upon a time, there was a renowned saint. Many people used to visit him to get his blessings.

Once a rich and greedy merchant went to him and offered him a bag full of gold coins. The saint refused to accept the offerings and said, “I don’t accept money from people who are very poor.”

The merchant said, “But I’m very rich.”

“Don’t you wish to earn more money?” asked the saint.

“Yes”, said the merchant.

“Those who wish for money always run after it. They can do anything to acquire it. No one is as poor as these people” said the saint.

The merchant felt ashamed and went back to his home.

NEVER TELL A LIE On his deathbed, a father advised his son to always speak truth. The son promised that he would never tell a lie.

One day, while going to the city through a forest, he got surrounded by some robbers. One of them asked, “What do you have?”

The boy answered, “I have fifty rupees.”

They searched him but couldn’t find anything. When they were about to go, the boy called out, “I am not telling a lie. See this fifty rupee note which I had hidden in my shirt.”

The leader of the robbers felt pleased at the truthfulness of the boy, gave him hundred rupees as reward and went away.

HARD WORK ALWAYS PAYS Once two friends called Harry and Garry came to a city to earn money. They went to a rich merchant for a job. The merchant gave each of them a cane basket and pointing towards a well in his garden said, “Take these baskets and draw water from the well till dusk.”

Harry thought it foolish to draw water in a cane basket. So, he slept. On the other hand, Garry kept working. After few hours, when he drew the basket up, he saw some gold coins in the basket.

He took them to the merchant who rewarded him and gave him a job too. Harry went away ashamed.

gold coins in the basket. He took them to the merchant who rewarded him and gave

Dasoupadesam

“The Ten Hindu Commandments” - Param Pujya Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar

The living God His Holiness Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar’s ten Hindu Commandments are as follows:

1. One of our duties as human beings is to avail ourselves of

every opportunity to do good to others. The poor can serve others by their loyal work to the country and the rich by their wealth to help the poor. Those who are influential can use their influence to better the condition of the lowly. That way we can keep alive in our hearts a sense of social service.

2. Man by himself cannot create even a blade of grass. We will

be guilty of gross ingratitude if we do not offer first to God what we eat or wear - only the best and choicest should be offered to Him.

3. Life without love is a waste. Everyone should cultivate

“Prema” or love towards all human beings, bird and beast.

4. Wealth amassed by a person whose heart is closed to charity

is generally dissipated by the inheritors: but the family of philanthropists will always be blessed with happiness.

5. A person who has done a meritorious deed will lose the resulting merit if he listens to the praise of others or himself boasts of his deeds.

6. It will do not good to freeze over what has happened. If we

learn to discriminate between good and evil, that will guard us from falling into the evil again.

7. We should utilize to good purpose, the days of our life-time.

We should engage ourselves in acts which will contribute to the welfare of others rather than to our selfish desires.

8. We should perform duties that have been prescribed for our

daily life and also be filled with devotion to God.

9. One attains one’s goal by performance of one’s duties.

10. Jnana is the only solvent of our troubles and sufferings.

one’s goal by performance of one’s duties. 10. Jnana is the only solvent of our troubles
Ms Vishal Kalyani C hettinad is famous for its rich cultural heritage, art and architecture,

Ms Vishal Kalyani

C hettinad is famous for its rich cultural heritage, art and architecture, huge mansions etc. But more recently it is

becoming well known world over for its mouth watering cu- linary delicacies. Chettinad restaurants are being opened in almost all big cities and towns world over Chettinad food is famous for its spicy aroma. Most of the food items are easily digestible, less in caloric value compared to other south Indian food items since items like cheese butter and cashews rarely find its way in chettinad receipe. Cocunut which is feared by all for its high cholesterol content is also used in very small quantities.

Karaikudi and 74 other villages comprise Chettinad, the homeland of the Nattukottai Chettiars. The Chettiars were a prosperous banking community who ventured overseas to do business in South and Southeast Asia in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Vendakkai More kulambu

Ingredients:

• 15 Lady Fingers

• ½ cup Coconut (shredded)

• ½ cup Curd :• 5 Green chilies (chopped)

• 4 Flakes Ginger (grated)

• 1 tsp Cumin Seed Powder

• 1 tsp Mustard Seeds :• ½ tsp Turmeric Powder

• Salt to taste

• Oil for frying

Method:

• Wash lady’s finger and slit it properly into 2” long pieces.

• Heat the oil in a pan over medium flame and fry okra pieces separately.

• Add salt to the fried lady’s finger. Keep it aside.

• Heat some oil in the same pan and add mustard seeds and curry leaves to it. When the seeds start spluttering, add the fried lady’s finger to it.

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• Add turmeric powder to the above and stir it well.

• Mix cumin seeds, coconut, chilies and ginger to make a mixture in a bowl.

• Pour the mixture, some water and salt to the lady’s finger in the pan. Boil it for 15 minutes and then turn off the flame. Allow it to cool.

• Add curd to the above-made recipe and mix it well.

• Vendakkai More Kulambu is ready to serve.

Amla thayir pachchadi

Ingredients:

10 nos Amla cut lengthwise and de stined. :4 nos Green Chilies finely chopped :½ ltr Curd :A pinch asafetida A pinch of Turmeric Powder :Oil to season.: Salt to taste; A few Curry Leaves,:¼ tsp Mustard and Urad dhal.

Method Heat a little oil in a pan add maustard, urad dhal, asafetida, goose berries, green chillies and curry leaves and sauté for a few minutes until the moisture evaporates. Add turmeric powder, salt and Curd and mix well.

Uses:

Useful for the diabetics. Useful in constipation and to reduce body heat. Improves digestion.

Chettinadu Egg Roast

Ingredients:

3 eggs hard boiled :chopped onions 2:chopped tomato 3:garlic cloves 4 small:Ginger 1/2 piece:Green chillis 1 or 2:fennel seed 1/4tsp:Coriander Powder 1tsp:Chilli Powder 1 tsp: Turmaric Powder 1/4 tsp:Pepper Powder 2 tsp:Garam Masala Powder 1/4 tsp:Curry leaves few Coriander Leaves chopped few coconut grated 3/4 cup salt oil

Method:

Blend coconut very well in enough water to get thick solution. Grind garlic ,ginger, green chilies and fennel seeds together. Heat oil in a pan, sauté onion until transparent. Then saute with the ground paste. After 2 minutes, put tomatos, curry leaves and all the powders except pepper powder. Add salt. Stire Until the mixture is thick and tomatos are cooked. Add coconut blended solution, pepper powder and coriander leaves. De shell eggs , cut in to halves. When it boils put egg pieces, continue cooking for a while. When the mixture become thick, check salt and remove from the fire. Serve Hot with rice.

Chettinadu Egg curry-2

Ingredients:

Boiled eggs-3 Small Onion- 15 to 20 Tomato- 1 Chili powder- 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp Oil and Slat- as required

Boiled eggs-3 Small Onion- 15 to 20 Tomato- 1 Chili powder- 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder- 1/4

To paste:

Coriander seeds- 2 spoon Red Chili- 2 Garlic- 2 cloves Ginger- 1/2 inch Curry leaves- few Rice- 1/2 tsp Pepper corns- 1/2 tsp Fennel seeds- 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds- 1/4 tsp Grated coconut- 4 spoon

Method:

1. Peel Small onion and fry with little Oil. Fry till it turns into light brown in color. Crush the fried onion with a knife. Hard boil the eggs in water.

2. Chop the tomato and keep this aside. Remove the shell of boiled eggs and cut it lengthwise.

Egg Curry

Ingredients:

Egg – 2 Onion – 1 :Tomato – 1 Grated coconut – 3 spoons Turmeric powder – a pinch Chicken masala powder – 1 spoon Chili powder – ½ tspn Black pepper – 1 tspn Coriander seeds – 1 tspn Poppy seeds (kasakasa) – ½ tspn Fennel seeds (perunjeeragam) – 1 tspn Mustard seeds and Black gram– ½ tspn Curry leaves – a string Coriander leaves – a string :Oil, salt – As required

Method:

1. Cut the Onion and Tomato into small pieces.

2. Grind Coriander seeds, Poppy seeds (kasakasa), Fennel

2. Grind Coriander seeds, Poppy seeds (kasakasa), Fennel 3. In medium flame, heat 2 teaspns of

3.

In medium flame, heat 2 teaspns of Oil in a pan . Add all the ‘To paste’ ingredients except grated Coconut. Fry till the rice becomes pure White in color.

4.

Finally add grated Coconut and fry for a min.

5.

Grind all fried ingredients with Water and make a fine paste.

6.

Heat Oil in a pan. Add the crushed Onion and fry for a min. Then add Tomato and saute till it turns soft.

7.

Then add Chili powder, Turmeric powder, ground paste, Salt and a cup of Water. Cook for 7 to 10 min in medium flame.

8.

Finally add the boiled eggs and cook for a min.

8. Finally add the boiled eggs and cook for a min. seeds and Black pepper with

seeds and Black pepper with Grated coconut. Take coconut milk out of this ground mix and keep aside.

3. Heat Oil in a pan, add Mustard seeds and Black gram. Once it splutters add Curry leaves and Onion. Fry till the onion becomes golden brown in color.

4. Then add Tomato and fry till it becomes soft.

5. Then add Chili powder, Chicken masala powder and Turmeric powder. Fry till the raw smell of masala goes.

6. Once the raw smell goes add a cup of Water, Salt and already prepared Coconut milk. Let it boil once.

7. Finally break each Egg and drop into the curry, one at a time. Do not stir or mix after this. Let it boil for a few minutes.

8. Once the Eggs cook on both sides, garnish with Coriander leaves.

stir or mix after this. Let it boil for a few minutes. 8. Once the Eggs

Egg with potatoe curry

Ingredients

4

large hard-boiled eggs

2

medium sized potatoes skinned and cubed

1/4 cup thinly sliced shallots

1 tsp thinly sliced ginger pieces

1 tsp garlic pieces

2 small green chilies slit:1/2 tsp red chilli powder

1 tbsp coriander powder 1/4 tsp cumin powder 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1/4 tsp black pepper powder

1/4 tsp freshly ground garam masala (cardamom + fennel seeds + cloves + cinnamon) 3/4 cup coconut milk

1 tsp vinegar

1 tbsp oil

salt to taste

Method Heat oil, and add the shallots, green chilies, ginger and garlic pieces and saute till the shallots start to brown.Mix the red chili,

4 cups packed spinach leaves.

1/3 cup low fat cottage cheese :

1/4 cup low fat shredded cheese (or any low fat shredded cheese) 3/4 cup quinoa flour .

1 tsp baking powder.

1 tsp curry powder.

Crushed red chilies to taste. 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese.

2 tsp sliced green onions .

1 tbsp Olive oil + enough to grease the muffin cups.-

Method:

Preheat the oven to 400F. Wash and drain the spinach leaves. Place in a microwave safe bowl and heat on high for 2 minutes. Place the leaves in a colander, and press with the back of a spoon to remove the moisture. Heat oil in a non-stick pan, and sauté the ham till brown. Remove and keep aside. Add the diced mushrooms and saute till soft. Add the curry powder and mix well. Cook till mushrooms starts to brown and all the moisture is gone. In a large bowl, break the eggs and beat well till frothy. Add the cottage cheese, quinoa flour, baking powder, salt and crushed red chilies and mix well to combine.

salt and crushed red chilies and mix well to combine. coriander, cumin, turmeric and black pepper

coriander, cumin, turmeric and black pepper powders with a little water to make a paste. Add the paste to the pan, and fry on medium heat till the spices are aromatic and oil starts to separate. Add the potatoes and mix well. add 1 cup of water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and add the coconut milk and vinegar. Cook covered till the potatoes are soft. Add the garam masala and salt and mix well. Cut the eggs in half, or make large slits on the eggs, and place them in the gravy. Make sure the eggs are completely immersed in the gravy, use a spoon to pour some over the eggs. Simmer for a couple of minutes and remove from the heat.

Egg cottage

Ingredients:

4 large eggs :

1/4 cup diced lean ham :

2 cups diced crimini mushrooms :

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Gently fold in the sautéed mushrooms, spinach, ham, green onions and feta cheese into the batter.Grease a silicon muffin pan with olive oil. Pour the batter into the muffin cups till the cups are nearly full. Sprinkle some shredded cheese on top. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 30 minutes till the muffins are firm and slightly browned.I used a mini muffin pan, and two of these were perfect for breakfast. These stayed fresh in the refrigerator for 5 days. I am sure these will stay fresh for a week at least. If you make more, you might want to freeze some. I used the reheat setting on my microwave to heat these up, and they turned out nice and warm. I had these with some non-fat plain yogurt, sour cream will work as well.

these up, and they turned out nice and warm. I had these with some non-fat plain
1. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in

1.

Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it

2.

Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself

3.

When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills

4.

Knowing others is intelligence. Knowing yourself is true wisdom

5.

When one experiences truth, the madness of finding fault with others disappears.

6.

God dwells in the heart of all being, Arjuna, thy God

dwells

in thy heart. And his power of wonder moves

all things - puppets in a play of shadows - whirling them onwards on the stream of times.

7.

Seeing into darkness is clarity

8.

Knowing how to yield is strength.

9.

The mind is everything; what you think, you become.

10.

You must be the change that you wish to see in the world

11.

They must change often, who would be constant in happiness

12.

Change is not something that we should fear.

13.

Rather, it is something that we should welcome.

14.

For without change, nothing in this world would ever grow or blossom, and no one in this world would ever move forward to become the person they’re meant to be.

15.

Peace will not come out of a clash of arms but out of justice lived and done by unarmed nations in the face of odds

16.

Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.

17.

If not now, when?

18.

No one is wise by birth, for wisdom results from one own’s efforts

19.

Food brings benefit for some hours, clothes for some months but wisdom lasts as long as the mind itself. It is the foundation of a better society.

20.

Love is patient and kind. It is not jealous nor conceited nor proud; love is not ill-mannered, it does not seek its own advantage and is not irritable. Love does not keep a record of wrong, is not happy with evil, but rejoice in the truth. Love is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope and to endure.

21.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate

22.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?”

23.

Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God; your playing small doesn’t serve the world.

24.

Who sees all being in his own self, and his own self in all beings, loses all fear

25.

Our deepest fears are like dragons guarding our deepest treasure.

26. Expect nothing and the little you get will feel like millions

27. Perseverance furthers

28. Strong men know not despair Arjuna, for this wins them neither heaven nor earth

29. Nothing really worth having comes quickly and easily; if it did, I doubt that we would ever grow.

30. There are ways to learn what’s inside you. We have all

cried for ourselves a little, that’s natural, but don’t let it go on for too long. That’s a child’s way.

31. One doesn’t become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. The latter procedure, however, is disagreeable, and therefore not popular.

32. Love is the extension of oneself for another

33. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is mystery, today is a gift, that’s why they call it present

34. Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree, in the midst of them all.

35. Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart

36. To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart

37. If someone betrays you once, it is his fault; if he

betrays you twice, it is your

ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.

fault.

.Great minds discuss

38. Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.

39. The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.

40. A life which is whole, noble and full of clarity is an imperative for survival. It is not a utopia nor a luxury, but a necessity

41. Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you rep resents determinism; the way you play is your own will.

42. Nowhere has the creator designed any gem other than women. For, this gem gives delight to men, when it is heard of, seen, touched or even remembered; for its sake are donemeritorious deeds, and wealth amassed; and from that alone do men derive worldly pleasures and offspring. Such women are indeed the Goddesses of fortune living in mortal abodes. Hence they ought to be honored always with respect and wealth.

43. It is true that there is light in the end of every tunnel. But there need not be any light in the end if you blindly believe that you are in the tunnel

44. Better than the one who knows what is right is the one who loves what is right.

45. In your actions and in your conversation do no idle thing.

Speak not idle talk neither gossip

evil behavior.

and do not give way to

46. Life isn’t measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away.

47. Anyone who practices can obtain success in yoga but not one who is lazy. Constant practice alone is the secret of success.

48. The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.

practice alone is the secret of success. 48. The body is your temple. Keep it pure
Praveen Kumar, Georgia Swamiji Sri Sri Selvam”Siddhar” is a wonderful person. My busines and Marriage

Praveen Kumar, Georgia Swamiji Sri Sri Selvam”Siddhar” is a wonderful person. My

busines and Marriage problems were settleed by his Thantra Rituals. Very powerful Atharva Vedic Scholar in USA. I am settled down very happily with my family in GA Guna , Lawranceville, GA, USA Swamiji Sri Sri Selvam”Siddhar” is

a wonderful person. My busines and Marriage problems were

settleed by his Thantra Rituals. Very powerful Atharva Vedic Scholar in USA. I am settled down very happily with my family in GA

Lakshmi Sing, Queens New York DR COMMANDER SELVAM IS MY LIVING GOD -Swamiji(Dr Commander Selvam) Thanks for coming in my

life. After you have entered in my life, the things are rapidly changing. My sister engagement got settled very peacefully. All your blessings Swamiji. Whenever I am in my prayer room,

I see only your ever smiling Holy face. Take me also to your

soul, and I always need your blessings. I am doing very well in my medical profession, these days. I do not want to get married whereas I like to be a your Bakthai. I like to be a Meera to you in my life. Om Krishnave Nama ka.

Mandip Kaur, Yuba City, CA Swamiji Sri Sri Selvam siddhar helped my family very much. Without his Holy poers , by this time I shaould have lost my Dad Swamiji is a Miracle in the 21 st century I wish him all success.

Kalpana Rajashekar, Edison, New Jersey WONDERFUL TEMPLE IN USA VANAKKAM SIDDHAR IYYA!! I HAVE HEARED LOT OF MIRACLES ABOUT YOU, AND I HAD A CHANCE OF GETTING YOUR DARSHAN YESTERDAY. I WAS REALLY DELIGHTED . I HAVE NEVER COME ACROSS A HOLY PERSONALITY IN MY 72 YEARS OF LIFE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD KEEP IT UP

Sushma Sharma, Roswell , Georgia NAMASTHE SWAMIJI SRI SRI SELVAM SIDDHAR .i won’t able to believe my eyes when i entered into the Shiva vishnu temple of Georgia it’s seems to be like heaven. With the atharva vedic chanting & the incense smell and all the divine gods. I was really blessed by the selvam siddhar swamiji.

Ms.Bansal Renu, Richardson, Texas Sri Selvam Siddhar also Known as Dr Commander Selvam is an Indian Celebrity , the Highest Hindu Donor in the world. Swamiji is a Guru ParamaparaGet Swamiji’s Darshan to come out of issues in your life Karma 28

Sudha merchant( summy), Dallas, Texas

I like to read the “ Krishna Leela “ in your prestigious magazine.

I feel as if I have gone to the period of Sri Krishna when reading

the article. Thank you very much for giving such a nice article. Thanks Swamiji!

Ms Ratna Patel, Arlington, Texas, My motel business is increased to a level of nearly 75 % due to the divine blessings of Swamiji Sri Sri Selvam Siddhar, I am very glad to be the reader of the magazine Siddhi Times. I thank the editor and publisher for giving me an opportunity to meet Sri Swamiji. Only because of reading the magazine I got the opportunity to approach Sri Swamiji for the development of my business. Thank you very much.

Ms Nilma Singhadia, Seattle. Washington, USA Thanks for curing my breast cancer problems Swamiji Om Namashivaya!! All my life is for you. I will give everything in my life to you. I love you too much

Padmini Venkat, Houston, Texas MAHARISHI HIS HOLINESS SRI SRI SELVAM SIDDHAR/

Dr Commander Selvam Swamiji I do not have words to express my happiness I could not even believe that , My Dad came out of the dangerous surgery today. You are a Living God I would say that ,. I should really thank Nirupama, for bringing me to you Your knowledge in the Vedsa are immense Also I heard that

a new Temple is coming in Houston, TX with your support and

blessings Let me know, anything I could do for this. I will give me and my whole life for your spiritual cause Om Shanthi Mini Venkat, Houston, TX

Vijaya Sundaram, , Norcross, Georgia EVERY ONE PLEASE CHANT THE FOLLOWING powerful SIDDHAR MANTRA 108 TIMES TO GET THE BLESSINGS OF OUR GREAT SWAMIJI HIS HOLINESS SRI SRI SELVAM SIDDHAR/ DR COMMANDER SELVAM Om Jai Jai Jai Siddhar Swamiji Om Hara Hara Siddhar ye namaha

Ranjan Toppiwala, Fairfax Station, VA Dear Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar Swamiji thanks for all your support. We are so happy these days. Your rituals worked very well for my daughter. She came back home, now she is not having any contacts with the boy. She is so peaceful. All your prayers and your blessings Swamiji Om Shanthi

Ms.Jasmit Suku , Sanfrancisco, CA My Dear Swamiji Sri Selvam’Siddhar’ I love you so much. You are a miracle. My husband totally stopped drinking these days. I

Swamiji Sri Selvam’Siddhar’ I love you so much. You are a miracle. My husband totally stopped

do not have words to express your holy power. I truly appreciate your help Swamiji

Nalini Thumbi , Chicago, IL Namaskaramandi Swamiji Garu!! I am so much pleased to write this postings to you. After your Thatra Rituals , my son came out of his Evil problems. Now he is sleeping properly. I pledge my whole life for your priceless help. Swamiji please deduct $ 30,000.00 from my credit card from your file in 3 equal installments every month

Ramachandran Neelakandan “Ramu”, Auckland New Zeland Swamiji Thanks For All Your Support For Mydaughter’s Problems. Now She Has Come Out Of Her Dangerous Surgery All Your Blessings Swamiji. Without You Nothing Is Possible In Our Life. You Are Our God Swamiji

Naga Patel, Baytown, Texas I just visited from California and saw the beautiful temple. It was so lovely. I have told all my neighbors of its beauty

Shankar mahadevan , Lawrenceville, GA Swamiji Thanks for coming home to bless my wife, mother and children. My wife and my mother were really talking about you the whole night yesterday., You really create lot of vibrations in every one’s mind

Mayavati Nagendran, Houston, Texas Dear Swamiji , The community night was really excellent. To my knowledge no Hindu temple in the whole country has celebrated one like this every month. NO egos, No politics in

would really say that you are really a God. After I

met you, I started talking about you to all my friends.

the temple

I

Nagalakshmi poornachandran, Sugarland, Texas Vanakkam Swamiji(Dr Commander Selvam) Your talk about Spirituality was very nice. I am very spiritual, and I have attended lot of Swamiji’s lectures. However you have a very beautiful knowledge, apart from everything, you are totally different from all these swamijis coming to US. Everyone takes money in all kinds of ways and running away, however you are the 1st Swamiji in USA did this much great for the Indian Community . You should grow and all my support is always for you Thanks Swamiji

grow and all my support is always for you Thanks Swamiji Kartik Sundaresan, Mountain View, Ca

Kartik Sundaresan, Mountain View, Ca OM SARANAM!! I am so much pleased with Swamiji Sri Sri Selvam”Siddhar”s . He came in my life in the year 1999 , when I was living in NJ. I had lot of problems in my family life. As soon as I met with him, with his blessings, one by one all my problems are reduced, now I am having a peaceful life with my family in CA I would recommend Swamiji Sri Sri Selvam”Siddhar” to anyone in the world to get Spiritual support to settle any of your problems in your life

Sulochana Choradia, San Jose, California, Usa Namasthe Swamiji Thanks for coming in my life. Myself and

my husband without getting your blessings from the picture,

I have got from the magazine, never go to Job. Every day is an interesting day in our life after your DARSHAN We have

decided that we are going to have your name for our son , which

I am expecting on Nov28th 2008 Thanks Swamiji Ever Loving

Radha Panruti, Dalla, Texas Swamiji PranamI have got your Temple News through my

family friend in Texas

doing. All your 15 priest are excellent, and I was really stunned with the beautiful services performed by the Pundits. Count me

as your strong follower and I am always at your service. I heard that you are delivering your lecture on 10 th March 2013 I shall come with all my friends to get your blessings and delighting lecture always. Good

the services you are

It is remarkable

Vittal kumar, Rahway, New Jersey swamiji you need to long live. i am so much happy with your

rituals

Rena Begun, Colorado springs, Colorado thanks swamiji for coming home to bless my family -rena

Medavakkam Kumar, Kansas City, Kansas Thanks for sending the delightful temple calendar. I shall certainly distribute the same to all my Tamil friends in CA, and also I shall distribute the same in Bakersfield tomorrow in kids Mela. Appreciate your kindness to the Indian community, and I pray to Rajamathangi to give all good health and wealth to you. Om shanthi

Mr. Krishnakumar Goplakrishnan, Arkansas

I came across this wonderful soul 10 years back in USA, when

I was having lot of Skin problems and sleep problems. I went to lot of Doctors in US, however no help. My friend in CA recommended Dr Commander Selvam to get his consulting.

a week my skin problems & Sleep problems

got settled. Now I am living with my wife(I got married after this skin issues)and my 2 kids in New Jersey. Without This great man’s help , by this time I really do not know whether alive like this. All my life is surrendered to Swamiji Selvam also known as Sri Selvam “Siddhar”

Believe me

within

alive like this. All my life is surrendered to Swamiji Selvam also known as Sri Selvam

Vegetarian?

You are what you eat

Whatever you eat, whatever you put into your stomach, it will reflect on your body and mind and in this way on your physical as well as your mental health. Eating is not just filling your stomach like filling a garbage bin. Food is not only food, it is vitamins, minerals, fibres, carbohydrates, proteins and more which our body needs not only to survive but also to be in balance and be healthy and strong which then of course has an impact on our mind and overall being. So you need to take care what you take into your body, it will be part of your system. A balanced vegetarian diet is the solution.

If you keep a diet with vegetables, grains, legumes, fruits and lentils or beans, you have everything your body needs: vitamins, fibers and with lentils or beans also enough proteins. A healthy vegetarian diet together with regular exercise is associated with less obesity, lower blood cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure and resulting from that less heart disease, diabetes, cancer, stroke and finally mortality. It is simple: vegetarians live longer!

Nature and Destiny of our Body

Our body is not made for eating meat. If you look at the jaw of carnivores, like tigers or dogs, you see that they have teeth for hunting and tearing apart meat and bones. The teeth of herbivores however, such as cows or horses, are made for grinding grains and chewing vegetables. And if you compare our jaw, you will find that it is much more similar to the jaw of horses or cows. Our teeth are just not made for non-vegetarian food.

Why you should be vegetarian and not eat meat?

food. Why you should be vegetarian and not eat meat? It is not only our teeth

It is not only our teeth but also our intestines which are made for a vegetarian diet. Our intestinal tract is longer than that of carnivores, so that we can digest grains and greens. Carnivores have to pass the raw meat that they eat through their intestines quickly as it has lots of bacteria which can harm the body. Our whole body, our metabolism and the entire system is not made for eating meat.

How eating meat harms your health

Eating meat, which means any kind of flesh food including fish and poultry, has several harmful effects on your body. Apart from the fact that a non- vegetarian diet often contains fatter than the body needs or can use, the meat also contains hormones, herbicides, pesticides and antibiotics due to the way that the animals were kept. All of these substances enter your body while eating and your body needs to work to get rid of all of them again. But of course some enter the body and together with other harmful substances which were created during the preparation they increase major chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease, kidney disease and osteoporosis.

It is not only on our body that eating meat has negative effects; our emotions and our mind also are affected by it. If you take the saying ‘you are what you eat’ and you see people who eat animals, then watch them and see that the saying is true. A meat- eater often has more easily emotions like anger and aggression. And many people are aware of what they are doing - killing to eat. And the minutes of death of the animal that you are eating are with you whenever you take a bite.

You don’t need to kill to still your hunger!

We need to take care of our environment, the people and beings living around us and the generations to come after us. There are many reasons to be vegetarian. One of them is that from the amount of grains that are planted to feed cattle which is only raised for being killed, we could feed millions of starving people on the whole world. These animals are only raised to be killed. As a human person you need to have sensitivity in your heart, a love for each living being. How can you kill an innocent animal just to feed your stomach? They have a right to live just like us. We should take care and protect animals and the environment but what is happening is that we are destroying and exploiting. Do something against it! Becoming vegetarian, choosing not to eat meat but a healthy vegetarian diet is thus not only good for yourself, your health and body but also for your environment.

Vegetarian Food is not boring! Delicious Vegetarian Recipes, Vegetarian Cooking Workshops and Retreats

Health benefits of a vegetarian diet

In the west there is still the wrong perception that eating meat is necessary for your health. On the contrary a proper vegetarian diet gives you more energy, keeps your body healthy and free of toxins. Studies and researches have found that vegetarians live longer and more healthily than meat-eaters.

You read this whole page, are convinced of everything above but just have one more problem: you think vegetarian food is just boring? That is another common misconception in the West where some people believe; vegetarians just leave away the meat and eat the side-dishes instead. That would be indeed boring. However there is a great range of delicious vegetarian dishes prepared with a variety of vegetables and spices.

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However there is a great range of delicious vegetarian dishes prepared with a variety of vegetables
- Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar Nagendra haraya Trilochanaya, Basmanga ragaya maheswaraya, Nithyaya shudhaya digambaraya,

- Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar

Nagendra haraya Trilochanaya, Basmanga ragaya maheswaraya, Nithyaya shudhaya digambaraya, Tasmai ‘Na’karaya namashivaya.

Mandakini salila chandana charchithaya, Nandeeswara pramadha nadha maheswaraya, Mandra pushpa bahu pushpa supoojithaya, Tasmai ‘Ma’karaya namashivaya.

Shivaaya gowri vadanara vinda, Sooryaya daksha dwara naasakaya, Sri neela kantaya vrisha dwajaya, Tasmai ‘Si’karaya namashivaya.

Vasishta kumbhodhbhava gowthamadhi. Munendra devarchitha shekaraya, Chandrarka vaiswanara lochanaya, Tasmai ‘Va’karaya namashivaya.

Yaksha swaroopaya jada dharaya, Pinaka hasthathaya sanathanaya, Divyaya devaaya digambaraya, Tasmai ‘Ya’karaya namashivaya.

Phalasruthi Panchaksharamidham punyam, Ya padeth Shiva sannidhou, Shivaloka maapnothi, Shive na saha modathe.

Shiv Thandav Stotram or Shiva Tandava Mantra of Lord Shiva. Shiva Thandava Stotram was composed by Ravana. Shiva Tandava Mantra is a great prayer of Dancing Shiva and those who reads Siva Tandav Stotra at the end of every worship or, reads it after worship of Lord Shiva on the Pradosha day, will get by the blessing of Lord Shiva, and the affectionate sight of god of wealth.

Shiva Tandava Stotram Lyrics - Shiva Tandava Mantra Lyrics Jatatavee gala jjala pravaha pavitha sthale, Gale avalabhya lambithaam bhujanga thunga malikaam, Dama ddama dama ddama ninnadava damarvayam, Chakara chanda thandavam thanothu na shiva shivam. 1

Jata kataha sambhramabrama nillimpa nirjari, Vilola veechi vallari viraja mana moordhani, Dhaga dhaga daga jjwala lalata patta pavake, Kishora Chandra shekare rathi prathi kshanam mama. 2 Dara darendra nandini vilasa bhandhu bhandura, Sphuradigantha santhathi pramodha mana manase, Krupa kadaksha dhorani niruddha durdharapadi, Kwachi digambare mano vinodhamethu vasthuni. 3

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Jada bhujanga pingala sphurath phana mani prabha, Kadamba kumkuma drava praliptha digwadhu mukhe, Madhandha sindhura sphurathwagu utthariya medhure, Mano vinodhamadhbutham bibarthu bhootha bharthari. 4

Sahasra lochana prabhoothyasesha lekha shekhara, Prasoona dhooli dhorani vidhu sarangri peedabhu, Bhujangaraja Malaya nibhadha jada jhootaka, Sriyai chiraya jayatham chakora bandhu shekhara. 5

Lalata chathwara jwaladhanam jaya sphulingabha, Nipeetha pancha sayagam saman nilimpanayakam, Sudha mayookha lekhaya virajamana shekharam, Maha kapali sampade, siro jadalamasthu na. 6

Karala bhala pattika dhagadhaga jjwala, Ddhanam jayahuthi krutha prachanda pancha sayage , Dharadharendra nandhini kuchagra chithrapathraka, Prakalpanaika shilpini, trilochane rather mama. 7

Naveena megha mandali nirudha durdharath sphurath, Kahoo niseedhi neethama prabhandha bandha kandhara, Nilimpa nirjari darsthanothu kruthi sindhura, Kala nidhana bandhura sriyam jagat durandhara. 8

Prafulla neela pankaja prapancha kalima prabha, Valambhi kanda kanthali ruchi prabandha kandharam, Smarschidham puraschidham bhavaschidham makhachidham, Gajachidandakachidham tham anthakachidham bhaje. 9

Agarva sarva mangalaa kalaa kadamba manjari, Rasa pravaha madhuri vijrumbha mana madhu vrtham, Suranthakam, paranthakam, bhavanthakam, makhandakam, Gajandhakandhakandakam thamanthakanthakam bhaje. 10

Jayathwadhabra vibramadbujaamga maswasath, Vinirgamath, kramasphurath, karala bhala havya vat, Dhimi dhimi dhimi dhwanan mrudanga thunga mangala, Dhwani karma pravarthitha prachanda thandawa shiva. 11

Drusha dwichi thra thalpayor bhujanga moukthika srajo, Garishta rathna loshtayo suhrudhwi paksha pakshayo, Trunara vinda chakshusho praja mahee mahendrayo, Samapravarthika kadha sadashivam bhajamyaham. 12

Kada nilampa nirjaree nikunja kotare vasan, Vimuktha durmathee sada sirasthanjaleem vahan, Vilola lola lochano lalama bhala lagnaka, Shivethi manthamucharan kada sukhee bhavamyaham. 13

Imam hi nithya meva muktha muthamothamam sthavam, Padan, smaran broovan naro vishudhimethi santhatham, Hare Gurou subhakthimasu yathi nanyadha gatheem, Vimohinam hi dehinaam sushakarasya chithanam. 14

Poojavasana samaye dasa vakhra geetham, Ya shambhu poojana param padthi pradhoshe, Thasya sthiraam radha gajendra thuranga yuktham, Lakshmeem sadaiva sumukheem pradadathi shambu. 15

Ithi Ravana krutham, Shiva thandava stotram, Sampoornam,

yuktham, Lakshmeem sadaiva sumukheem pradadathi shambu. 15 Ithi Ravana krutham, Shiva thandava stotram, Sampoornam,
Sada Roti Ingredients: 8 oz flour :1 tsp salt:1 tsp baking powder:1/4 tsp bicarbonate of

Sada Roti

Ingredients:

8 oz flour :1 tsp salt:1 tsp baking powder:1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda :

Instructions:

Sieve flour. Remove a handful for rolling and kneading. Add salt, baking soda, and bicarbonate of soda to flour and mix thoroughly. Add enough water to make a firm dough and mix thoroughly. Knead in basin.

Cover and leave to stand for 20 minutes. Heat tawah. Cut dough into 6 pieces and roll out each piece to ½ inch thick. Place on tawah and cook on both sides for 6 minutes. Pull tawah aside and lower burner.

Cook roti on direct heat. Turn and cook on other side. Roti should swell and become a light brown color. Serve hot with Boulanger (bygan) Choka.

Makes 6 :Note :-Chopped onions, garlic and pepper can be added to the dry ingredients before the water is mixed in.

Coconut Water Punch

Ingredients:

3 pt water from green coconuts (water coconuts)

local gin Instructions:

Thoroughly chill the water from green coconuts.Flavor with a little local gin to taste. Serve in punch cups or glasses garnished with bits of soft coconut ‘jelly`. Makes 3 pints

Mithai

Ingredients:

2 1/2 lbs. flour , 3/4 lb margarine , 1 tbsp baking powder

1/2 tin condensed milk , 1 grated coconut, 1 tbsp full essence , 1 tbsp ground aniseed, 1 teaspoon ground elaychee For Syrup

2 lbs white sugar, 1 pt. water , Piece of spice Instructions:

Combine all ingredients together until it resembles bread crumbs. Mix with enough milk to form a dough. Set aside for a while. Divide into approximately 4 or 5 balls. Roll out each ball fairly thick and cut into squares or rectangles. Deep fry until brown. Boil syrup to 2 to 3 thread consistency and gently toss the cooked mithai.

Dhaal

Ingredients:

1 cup Masoor Dhaal :1 tomato :1 onion ;2 red chilies: Turmeric,

pinch Salt to taste :2-3 bay leaves :1/2 tsp coriander powder:1/4 tsp chili powder :Instructions: Cook the dhaal in 3 cups water. Bring to boil and remove any foamy scum.Add the bay leaves, turmeric, and a few drops of oil, and continue to boil. Mash the mixture.Add tomato and salt, and heat for a couple minutes more.Separately, fry the onion, red chilies, coriander and chili powder together, and add to the dhaal, mixing well.

Hindu Panchang

-Param Pujya Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar

Panchang - Means Panch + Ang ( One who has five limbs ) and these limbs are :-

1) Vaar (Days) 2) Tithi 3) Nakshatra 4) Yog 5) Karan

There are two calendars -

1) Solar Calendar - This calendar similar to the calendar we use daily. It is based on Sun’s movement. One year is equal to the time taken by the Sun to complete 360 on zodiac. Sun moves daily 10. Solar month starts when Sun transits from one sign to another sign. It is called “Sankranti”. The most famous sankranti is “Makar Sankranti” (14th January) and it is celebrated all over India in different form. We use this calendar too for some purposes.

Lunar Calendar - This is the calendar we use in Vedic Astrology. In Lunar calendar day is called “Tithi”. You may understand it as Lunar Day. When a Lunar Month start, Sun and Moon are at the same Longitude. Since Mo is faster so it goes ahead of the Sun. When moon is ahead of Sun by 120 the second tithi starts. It completes one cycle of the Zodiac(3600) in 30 Lunar Days

(Not Solar days or the calendar we use) . So it completes 3600 in 30 days hence it moves 120 ahead of Sun and after 30 tithis it will again be at the same longitude so the next Lunar Mont will start.

Paksha :- So there are 30 Lunar Days or Tithis in one Lunar Month. There are two fortnight in one lunar month. These are called “Sukla Paksha” ( Brighter fortnight) & “Krishna Paksha” (Darker Fortnight). In Shukla paksha the moon is called waxing moon and in Krishna paksha it is called waning moon.

(Darker Fortnight). In Shukla paksha the moon is called waxing moon and in Krishna paksha it
Maa Durga Aarti with english translation
Maa Durga
Aarti with english
translation
Maa Durga Aarti with english translation - Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar Maa Durga Aarti JAI AMBE

- Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar

Maa Durga Aarti

JAI AMBE GAURII MAIYAA JAI SHYAAMAA GAURII NISHADINA TUMAKO DHYAAVATA HARI BRAHMA SHIVAJII

Glory to you, O divine Mother Gauri, glory to you, O Parvati, who are so rich in maiden grace (virgin beauty), the object of daily meditation by Vishnu, Brahma and Shiva!

MAANGA SINDUURA VIRAAJATA TIKO MRIGA MADAKO UJJVALASE DAUU NAINAA CHANDRAVANA NIIKOO

Ambe! On your forehead is a resplendent mark of vermilion along with a mark of musk (signifying good luck). Your twin eyes are bright and your face beautiful as the moon.

KANAKA SAMAANA KALEVARA, RAKTAAMBARA RAAJE RAKTAPUSHPA GALAMAALAA, KANTHAHAARA SAAJE

Your body with a tinge of gold is splendidly dressed in red attire; on your throat lies a wreath of red blossoms like a beautiful necklace.

KEHARI VAAHANA RAAJATA, KHADAGA KHAPPARA DHAARI SURA NARA MUNIJANA SEVATA, TINAKE DUKHA HAARI

Your vehicle, the lion, is, O Mother in keeping with your splendid form; you bear a sword and a skull in your hands, and on you attend the gods, men, hermits and your votaries whose grief you drive away.

KAANANA KUNADALA SHOBHITA, NAASAAGRE MOTII KOTIKA CHANDRA DIVAAKARA,

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SAM RAAJATA JYOTII You are adorned with rings on your ears and with pearl on the tip of your nose, your radiance looks as splendid as that of myriad of suns and moons.

SHUMBHA NISHUMBHA BIDAARE, MAHISHAASURA GHAATII DHUUMRA VILOCHANA NAINAA, NISHADINA MADAMAATIIO

slayer of the demon Mahisha, you tore apart the bodies of Shumbha, Nishumbha and Dhuumravilochana. (In the battle waged against them) your eyes reflected a frenzy of fury every day and night.

BRAHMAANII RUDRAANII, TUMA KAMALAA RAANIIA AGAMA-NIGAMA BAKHAANII, TUMA SHIVA PATARAANII

You are the beloved consort of Brahma, Rudra and Vishnu. The Vedas and the Shastras describe you as the queen consort of Shiva,

CHAUSATHA YOGINII GAAVATA, NRITYA KARATA BHAIRON BAAJATA TAALA MRIDANGA, AURA BAAJATA DAMARUU

Sixty-four Yoginis chorus your praise and glorify you, while Bhairava (Shiva) dances in tune to the accompaniment of the sound of tambour (mridanga) and drum (damaru).

TUMA HO JAGA KII MAATAA, TUMA HII HO BHARTAA BHAKTANA KII DUKHA HARTAA, SUKHA SAMPATI KARTAA

You are mother of the universe, its sustainer, reliever of your devotees’ affliction and bestower of happiness and prosperity.

BHUJAA CHAARA ATI SHOBHITA, VARA MUDRAA DHAARIIMANA VAANCHITA PHALA PAAVATA, SEVATA NARA NAARII

The four arms you have adorned your person, while the hand raised in benediction reveals your benign aspect. Those among men and women who wait on you and worship you have all their cherished wishes ever fulfilled.

KANCHANA THAALA VIRAAJATA, AGARU KAPUURA BAATII BHAALAKETU MEIN RAAJATA, KOTIRATANA JYOTII

wishes ever fulfilled. KANCHANA THAALA VIRAAJATA, AGARU KAPUURA BAATII BHAALAKETU MEIN RAAJATA, KOTIRATANA JYOTII
-His Holiness Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar is the “ Only” Atharva

-His Holiness Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar

Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar is the “ Only” Atharva Vedic

Scholar in the entire western countries. This is the 4th Veda

of Hinduism

Atharva Sikha Upanishad (Part of the Atharva Veda) The Atharvasikha Upanishad attempts to answer such questions as how to meditate, what to meditate and on whom meditate, with specific emphasis on the syllable AUM, its meaning and significance. Omkara, the form of AUM, is explained as Brahman Himself, representing the Trinity of Gods, namely Brahma, Vishnu and Siva in the form of the three syllables Aa, Uu and Mm.

The Upanishad:

Om ! O Devas, may we hear with our ears what is auspicious; May we see with our eyes what is auspicious, O ye worthy of worship! May we enjoy the term of life allotted by the Devas, Praising them with our body and limbs steady ! May the glorious Indra bless us ! May the all-knowing Sun bless us! May Garuda, the thunderbolt for evil, bless us! May Brihaspati grant us well-being! Om ! Let there be Peace in me! Let there be Peace in my environment! Let there be Peace in the forces that act on me !

I meditate on that “ultimate truth”, which explains the

meaning “of the sound of Om”, which shines as the fourth leg of Om, which is Thureeya of Thureeyas (A super divine state of oneness with God, which is beyond the three states

state of oneness with God, which is beyond the three states of wakefulness, sleep and dream),

of wakefulness, sleep and dream), which enjoys being in three legs (syllables) and which is one and only one.

Om Shanti ! Shanti ! Shanti !

Section - 1 1.1 The sages Pippalada, Aangiras and Sanath Kumara approached the great God like sage, Atharva Maharshi and asked him, “Oh, God like sage, what is the chief aspect of meditation? What is the mantra (holy syllable) on which to meditate? Who can meditate? Who is the God of meditation?”

1.2 The sage Atharva replied to them,” Mainly meditation

has to be done on the single letter Om. It itself is the mantra for meditation. The four legs of that mantra are the four devas and the four Vedas. The letter has to be recognized as the Para Brahman (Ultimate reality) and meditated upon.

1.3 The first syllable Aa, indicates earth, the Rig Veda along

with its holy chants, Brahma the creator, Ashta Vasus among

devas, “Gayathry” among meters, and Garhapthya (the fire of the household) among fires.

1.4 The second syllable Uu denotes the ether, the Yajur Veda,

Rudra who is the God of destruction, the eleven Rudras among devas, “Trishgup” among meters and dakshinagni

(fire of the south - funeral pyre) among the fires.

1.5 The third syllable Ma indicates the heavens, Sama Veda with its musical sounds of Sama, Vishnu who looks after the worlds, the twelve Adithyas (suns) among devas, “jagathichanda” among meters and Ahavagni (the fire used in fire sacrifice) among the fires.

1.6 That half fourth syllable which is the hidden Ma, is the

magical chants of Atharva Veda, Samvarthaka (the fire of exchange) fire among fires, marud Ganas among devas. It is the self glittering Brahman which shines alone and sees everything.

1.7 The first is the red Brahma (creative aspect) , the second

the holy white Rudra (destructive aspect), the third the black

Lord Vishnu (the administrative aspect) and the fourth which is like lightning is the multi coloured Purushothama (best among males).

1.8 This Omkara has four legs and four heads (fires). The

fourth is the half syllable sound of “Ma” which is hidden. That is pronounced in a small short form, slightly extended form (pluthyaga) and much extended form. It is pronounced

That is pronounced in a small short form, slightly extended form (pluthyaga) and much extended form.

as Om with one mathra, Om in two mathras and Om in the extended three mathras (mathra is the unit of pronunciation).

1.9. The fourth peaceful half syllable is hidden in the long ended pronunciation. It is the incomparable glitter of the soul. It is that sound which was never there and which will be never there. If not pronounced earlier but pronounced for the first time it, takes one via the Sushumna Nadi to the lotus with thousand petals (Sahasrara).

Section - 2

2.1 The pranava (the sound of Om) makes all the souls to

bow before it. It is the one and only one which has to be meditated upon as the four Vedas and the birth place of all devas. One who meditates like that goes away from all sorrows and fears and gets the power to protect all others who approach him. It is because of this meditation only that Lord Vishnu who is spread everywhere, wins over all others. It is because Lord Brahma controlled all his organs and meditated upon it, he attained the position of the creator. Even Lord Vishnu , parks his mind in the sound (Om) of the place of Paramathma (ultimate soul) and meditates upon Eeshana, who is most proper to be worshipped. All this is only proper in case of Eeshana.

2.2 Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra and Indra are creating all beings, all organs and all karanas. They are also capable of controlling them. But Lord Shiva exists in between them like sky and is permanently stable.

2.3 It is advised that the five gods Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra, Ishwara and Shiva should be worshipped in the form of pranava [Aa+Uu+Ma+sound+Bindu(full stop)].

2.4 Even if for one second, if one can stay and meditate

on these, he gets more results than that of performing one hundred fire sacrifices. With the full understanding and knowledge, one should only meditate on paramashiva, which would give rise to all benefits. It is definite that, by sacrificing all other things, the twice born, should learn and understand this and he would get rid of the suffering of living in the womb and attain salvation.

Om ! O Devas, may we hear with our ears what is auspicious; May we see with our eyes what is auspicious, O ye worthy of worship ! May we enjoy the term of life allotted by the Devas, Praising them with our body and limbs steady ! May the glorious Indra bless us ! May the all-knowing Sun bless us ! May Garuda, the thunderbolt for evil, bless us ! May Brihaspati grant us well-being ! Om ! Let there be Peace in me ! Let there be Peace in my environment ! Let there be Peace in the forces that act on me !

Mantrika Upanishad - Translated by: Dr. A. G. Krishna WarrierPublished by The Theosophical Publishing House,

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Chennai

Om ! That (Brahman) is infinite, and this (universe) is infinite. The infinite proceeds from the infinite. (Then) taking the infinitude of the infinite (universe), It remains as the infinite (Brahman) alone. Om ! Let there be Peace in me ! Let there be Peace in my environment ! Let there be Peace in the forces that act on me !

1. The eight-footed immaculate Swan, bound with three

cords, subtle and imperishable, to whom three ways lead, I see not though I see it everywhere.

2. At the time all living beings are confounded (in the

darkness of nescience) when (however) the pile less darkness is shattered (by the sun of saving knowledge). The sages established in Sattva behold the Absolute beyond Gunaa (right) in the sphere of gunas. 3 (a). Contemplated by sages like Kumara, etc.; the Absolute is not otherwise capable of being perceived (at all).

3(b)-4. The agent of superimposition the Unborn (Maya), the nescient eight-fold inveterate mother of modifications; thus it is extended and again prodded. The world under such power and guidance gives rise to the values of man.

5. The Lord’s mighty Maya, having both a beginning and

end, the creatrix, brings beings into existence; white, black and red (She) fulfils all desires.

6. (The ignorant) experiences this non-objective Maya

(whose real nature is) unknown (even) to sages like Kumara. The Lord alone freely following (Her) enjoys Maya (as Her

Lord and Companion).

7. He enjoys (Her) through both contemplation and action.

He, the omnipresent one, sustains (Her) who is common to one and all, the yielder (of desired objects) and is enjoyed by the sacrificers.

8. The magnanimous (sages) behold in (the sphere of) Maya the bird eating the fruits (of Karmas). The priests who have completed their Vedic training have declared the Other to be detached.

9. The masters of the Rig-Veda, well-versed in the Shastras repeat what the Yajur-Vedins have declared. The adepts in Sama-Veda singing Brhatsama and Rathantara also (reaffirm this truth).

10. (Vedic) sages like Bhrigu and the Bhargavas – these followers of the Atharva-Veda, practising the Veda, the mantras and the secret doctrines, in the sequence on Words, (all set forth the same doctrine).

practising the Veda, the mantras and the secret doctrines, in the sequence on Words, (all set

11-13. The faithful co-disciple, firm and accomplished, the red Bull, the sacrificial Remainder – as all these, in regard to Its immensity; and as Time, Life, the divine wrath, the Destroyer, the great Lord, the Becoming, Rudra, the Protector of Jivas, the Rewarder of the virtuous, the Lord of living beings, the Virat, the sustainer and the Waters (of life), is the all-Pervader lauded by beings magnified in the mantras and well-known to the Atharva-Veda.

14. Some aver Him (the great Lord) as the twenty sixth

(Principle); others as the twenty seventh; the masters of the Atharva-Veda and the Atharva Upanishads know the Spirits beyond qualities, as set forth in the Sankhya.

15. The manifest and the un manifest have been counted

(together) as twenty four. (Some) declare Him non-dual; as

dual; as three-fold; and similarly as five-fold.

16. Those who see with the eye of wisdom, the twice-born,

perceive Him as comprising everything from Brahma to sticks, as one only, pure through and through, all pervading. 17. That in which this might manifold, moving and unmoving, is woven – in that very thing it also merges as the rivers do in the sea.

18. In That in which the objects are dissolved, and, having

been dissolved, become unmanifest, once more they attain manifestation; they are again born like bubbles.

19. They come into being by virtue of causes supervised by

individual selves that know ‘the field’. Such is the blessed Lord, so others repeatedly, declare.

20. Those Brahmanas who (just) know Brahman – here only

they are dissolved; and being dissolved they exist in the Avyakta. Having been dissolved they exist in the Avyakta – this is the secret doctrine.

Om ! That (Brahman) is infinite, and this (universe) is infinite.

The infinite proceeds from the infinite. (Then) taking the infinitude of the infinite (universe),It remains as the infinite (Brahman) alone. Om ! Let there be Peace in me ! Let there be Peace in my environment! Let there be Peace in the forces that act on me

Tara Sara Upanishad - Translated by: Shri.K. Narayanasvami Aiyar

Om ! That (Brahman) is infinite, and this (universe) is infinite. The infinite proceeds from the infinite. (Then) taking the infinitude of the infinite (universe), It remains as the infinite (Brahman) alone. Om ! Let there be Peace in me ! Let there be Peace in my environment ! Let there be Peace

in the forces that act on me !

CHAPTER - I

1. Hari Om. Brihaspati asked Yajnavalkya: “That which is

called Kurukshetra is the place of the sacrifice of the Devas and the spiritual seat of all beings. Therefore where should one go in order that he may cognise Kurukshetra, the place of the sacrifice of the Devas and the spiritual seat of all beings ?” (To which Yajnavalkya replied): “Avimukta is Kurukshetra, the place of the sacrifice of the Devas and of the study of Brahman, because it is there that Rudra initiates one into the Taraka Brahman when Prana (life) goes out. Through this, one becomes immortal and the enjoyer of Moksha. Therefore one should always be in the midst of that place Avimukta and should never leave, O Reverend Sir, Avimukta.” Thus said Yajnavalkya.

2. Then Bharadvaja asked Yajnavalkya: “What is Taraka

? What is that which causes one to cross (this mundane existence)”. To which Yajnavalkya replied: “Om Namo Narayanaya is the Taraka. It should be worshipped as Chidatma. Om is a single syllable and of the nature of Atman. Namah is of two syllables and is of the nature of Prakriti

Chidatma. Om is a single syllable and of the nature of Atman. Namah is of two
Chidatma. Om is a single syllable and of the nature of Atman. Namah is of two

(matter). Narayanaya is of five syllables and is of the nature of Parabrahman. He who knows this becomes immortal. Through ‘Om’, is Brahma produced; through ‘Na’ is Vishnu produced; through ‘Ma’ is Rudra produced; through ‘Na’ is Ishvara produced; through ‘Ra’ is the Anda-Virat (or Virat of the universe) produced; through ‘Ya’ is Purusha produced; through ‘Na’ is Bhagavan (Lord) produced; and through ‘Ya’ is Paramatman produced. This Ashtakshara (eight syllables) of Narayana is the supreme and the highest Purusha. Thus is the Rig-Veda with the first foot (or half).

CHAPTER - II That which is Om is the indestructible, the supreme and Brahman. That alone should be worshipped. It is this that is of the eight subtle syllables. And this becomes eight, being of eight forms. ‘A’ is the first letter; ‘U’ is the second; ‘M’ is the third; Bindu is the fourth; Nada is the fifth; Kala is the sixth; Kalatita (that beyond Kala) is the seventh; and that which is beyond these is the eighth. It is called Taraka, because it enables one to cross this mundane existence. Know that Taraka alone is Brahman and it alone should be worshipped”. The (following) verses may be quoted here:

1. “From the letter ‘A’ came Brahma named Jambavan (the

bear). From the letter ‘U’ came Upendra, named Hari.

2. From the letter ‘M’ came Shiva, known as Hanuman.

Bindu is named Ishvara and is Satrughna, the Lord of the

discuss itself.

3. Nada should be known as the great Lord named Bharata

and the sound of the conch itself. From Kala came the Purusha himself as Lakshmana and the bearer of the earth.

4. Kalatita is known as the goddess Sita Herself. That which

is beyond is the Paramatman named Sri Rama and is the

highest Purusha.

All this is the explanation of the letter Om, which is the past, the present and future and which is other than these (viz.,) Tattva, Mantra, Varna (colour), Devata (deity), Chhandas (metre), Rik, Kala, Sakti and Srishti (creation). He who knows this becomes immortal. (Thus is) Yajur-Veda with the second foot”.

CHAPTER - III Then Bharadvaja asked Yajnavalkya: “Through what Mantra is Paramatman pleased and shows his own Atman (to persons) ? Please tell this”. Yajnavalkya replied:

1. Om. He who is Sri-Paramatman, Narayana and the Lord

described by (the letter) ‘A’ and is Jambavan (the bear) and Bhuh, Bhuvah and Suvah; Salutation to Him !

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2. Om. He who is Sri-Paramatman, Narayana and the Lord

described by (the letter) ‘U’ and is Upendra (or) Hari and

Bhuh, Bhuvah and Suvah; Salutation to Him !

3. Om. He who is Sri-Paramatman, Narayana and the Lord

described by (the letter) ‘M’ and is of the form of Shiva (or) Hanuman and Bhuh, Bhuvah and Suvah; Salutation to Him !

4. Om. He who is Sri-Paramatman, Narayana, the Lord of

Satrughna of the form of Bindu and the Bhuh, Bhuvah and

Suvah; Salutation to Him !

5. Om. He who is Sri-Paramatman, Narayana and the Lord,

and is Bharata of the form of Nada and the Bhuh, Bhuvah

and Suvah; Salutation to Him !

6. Om. He who is Sri-Paramatman, Narayana and the Lord,

and is Lakshmana of the form of Kala and the Bhuh, Bhuvah

and Suvah; Salutation to Him !

7. Om. He who is Sri-Paramatman, Narayana and the Lord,

and is Kalatita, the Goddess Sita, of the form of Chit and the Bhuh, Bhuvah and Suvah; Salutation to Him!

8. Om. He who is Sri-Paramatman, Narayana and the Lord

that is beyond that (Kalatita), is the supreme Purusha and is the ancient Purushottama, the eternal, the immaculate, the enlightened, the emancipated, the true, the highest bliss, the endless, the secondless and the all-full – that Brahman is myself. I am Rama and the Bhuh, Bhuvah and Suvah; Salutation to Him !

He who has mastered this eightfold Mantra is purified by Agni; he is purified by Vayu; he is purified by the sun; he is purified by Shiva; he is known by all the Devas. He attains the fruit of reciting Itihasas, Puranas, Rudra (Mantras), a hundred thousand times. He who repeatedly remembers (or recites) the Ashtakshara (the eight-syllabled Mantra) of Narayana gains the fruit of the recitation of Gayatri a hundred thousand times or of Pranava (Om) a myriad of times. He purifies (his ancestors) ten (degrees) above and (his descendants) ten (degrees) below. He attains the state of Narayana. He who knows this (attains) the state of Narayana).

Like the eye (which sees without any obstacle) the things spread (in the sky), the wise ever see this supreme seat of Vishnu. Brahmanas who are spiritually awake praise in diverse ways and illuminate the supreme abode of Vishnu. Thus is the Upanishad. (Thus is) the Sama-Veda with the third foot. Hari Om Tat Sat ! Om ! That (Brahman) is infinite, and this (universe) is infinite.The infinite proceeds from the infinite.(Then) taking the infinitude of the infinite (universe),It remains as the infinite (Brahman) alone. Om ! Let there be Peace in me ! Let there be Peace in my environment ! Let there be Peace in the forces that act on me !

Om ! Let there be Peace in me ! Let there be Peace in my environment
-His Holiness Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar T he following slogam explains the twelve points in
-His Holiness Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar
T he following slogam explains the twelve points in India
where the Jyotir Lingams are situated
Saurashtre Somanaatham Cha Sree Saile Mallikarjunam
Ujjayinyaam Mahaakaalam Omkaare Mamaleswaram
Himalaye to Kedaram Daakinyaam Bhimashankaram
Vaaranaasyaam cha Viswesam Trayambakam Gowtameethate
Paralyaam Vaidyanaatham cha Naagesam Daarukaavane
Setubandhe Ramesham Grushnesam cha Shivaalaye ||
Rameshwaram - the southernmost of the Jyotirlingas
Rameshwaram is an island situated in the gulf of manner at
the very tip of the Indian peninsula. A very important pilgrim
centre of the Indians. Rameshwaram is the place from where
Lord Rama, built a bridge across the sea to rescue his consort
Sita, from her abductor, Ravana. This is also the place where
Rama worshipped Lord Shiva to cleanse away the sin of killing
Ravana. Both the Vaishnavites and Shaivites visit this pilgrimage
which is known as the Varanasi the south.

Ramnathswamy temple was built in the 17th century. Situated close to the sea on the eastern side of the island, this temple is famous for its 1200 gigantic granite columns. The 54 metre tall gopuram (gate-tower), 1220 metres of magnificent corridors and the flamboyant columns embellish and render fame to the temple. The water in each of the 22 sacred wells in the temple tastes different.100 metres away from the temple is Agnitheertham, where Rama worshipped Lord Shiva, to absolve himself from the killing Ravana.

Gandamadana Parvatham:

The imprint of Lord Rama’s feet placed on a Chakra (wheel) is found in this shrine which is at the highest point on the island at 2 km from Rameswaram.

Sankaracharya composed his Sivanandalahiri here.

Located admist the Nallamalai forests on a height of 457 mt on the southern banks of river Krishna in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh is Srisailam also known as Sriparvata, home of the ‘Chechu’ tribes. Srisailam boasts of India’s largest tiger reserve, home to tigers, leopards, pangolins, panthers and around 200 species of birds and is spread over an area of 3,560 sq. kms. The temple situated here is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is among the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. The temple sculptures narrate in stone, epics from thre great Hindu epics-Ramayana nand Mahabharata.

Dhanushkodi named after Rama’s bow, is at the eastern end of the island at a distance of 8 kms from Rameshwaram. The boulders around the sea between Srilanka and this place known as Adam’s bridge, are believed to be used by Hanuman to reach across Srilanka. Dhhanushkodi was completely destroyed by the cyclones of 1964. Kothandaramaswamy temple is the only salvage of the cyclone. Idols of Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, Hanuman and Vibhishana (brother of Ravana), surrendered to Rama, here.

Srisailam Srisailam - also one of the 52 Shakthi Peethams - where Sivananda Lahari was sung

Sree Sailam near Kurnool enshrines Mallikarjuna in an ancient temple rich in architectural and sculptural wealth. Adi

Srisailam is well connected by APSRTC bus services. The nearest railway station to Srisailam is Markapur Road.Sri Sailam Devasthanam provides accommodation for their pilgrims at their cottages and choultries.

TheAndhra Pradesh Travel & Tourism Development Corporation Operates package tours from Hyderabad to Srisailam every week. The tour begins at 11:30 A.M on Saturdays and ends at 09:00 P.M on Sundays. The tour cost is Rs.145/- for Adult and Rs.80/- for Child, which excludes accommodation charges. Accommodation can be arranged on prior notice at tourist cost. Srisailam Tour Department organises tours on Saturdays. It leaves Hyderabad at 1130 hrs and arrives on Sunday at 2100 hrs. For adults the cost is Rs.205 and Rs.125 for Children (per head) (including accomodation).

arrives on Sunday at 2100 hrs. For adults the cost is Rs.205 and Rs.125 for Children
Bhimashankar Bhimashankar - the birth place of the river Bhima Situated on a high peak,

Bhimashankar Bhimashankar - the birth place of the river Bhima Situated on a high peak, surrounded by thick dense forests, is a major pilgrim centre called Bhimashankar. The place has got its name because of the origin of Bhima, a prominent river in Maharashtra. Near the origin of the river, Bhimashankar houses one of the five ‘Jyotirlinga’ of Maharashtra. The annual Mahashivaratri fair is held in Bhimashankar in February-March and attracts upto 25,000 pilgrims.

Countless devotees from all over Maharashtra and from places outside the state, flock near the temple during ‘Tripuri Poornima’. Bhimashankar is more popular as a tourist place than a religious one due to its extravagant beauty and breathtaking scenery. This place is situated at a height of approximately 3250 feet resulting in chilly weather. Being at the edge of the mountain range, the place gives a clear view of the surrounding areas. The thick and dense forests are a major attraction for trekkers and mountaineers as well as tourists.

The ‘Shani temple’ is located inside the main complex of the temple of Bhimashankar. Between the two pillars outside the ‘Shani’ temple, one comes across an ancient huge Portuguese bell. Behind the temple, there is a small pathway that leads us to the banks of a river. The dense forest of the Bhimashankar Wild Life Sanctuary, plays abode to most of the flora and fauna. To name a few, there are boars, sambars, hyenas, porcupines and even the leopards. The plant life includes anything and everything from mangoes to spices.

After a short climb to the west of the temple, one comes across a peak termed the ‘Nagfani’. The height of all these peaks is approximately 2750 feet above sea level. The peaks reveal a beautiful picture of all the forts and hill-stations like Matheran and even small lakes.

Two routes lead to Bhimashankar from Khandas that meet at a plateau. The Koli village is situated on the plateau. The route to Bhimashankar begins from this village. One comes across the Pune-Bhimashankar road nearby. The first route is the tar route of a distance of 2 kilometres. This route though longer, is less difficult than the second one. The second route is shorter but

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much steeper and climbs straight out to Koli village.

This place is at a distance of 265 kilometres from Mumbai via

Pune by road. The nearest airport is the Pune Airport which is at

a distance of 95 kilometres from Bhimashankar. The nearest rail route is from Pune too.

Bhimashankar is situated around 260 kms and 7 hours drive from Mumbai. You could drive upto Bhivandi along Mumbai- Agra (Highway No.3), and then via Kalyan to Murbad. You have to take the road that goes to Wada to reach Bhimashankar.

The route takes you through the fast moving highway traffic where you need to be extra careful while driving. The forest road has lesser traffic and driving along this road is an experience to cherish.

Grishneshwar - near Ellora Grishneshwar also known as Ghushmeshwar is another site revered as the abode of one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva. It is located at a distance of 11 km from Daulatabad near Aurangabad in Maharashtra. The temple was constructed by Ahilyabhai Holkar who also re-constructed the Kasi Viswanatha temple at Benares and the Vishnu Paada temple at Gaya.

There has to be legend associated with every temple. This one too is no exception. There was once a devout woman Kusuma who was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva and she regularly immersed

a Shivalingam in a tank, as a part of her daily ritual worship.

Her husband’s first wife, envious of her piety and standing in society murdered Kusuma’s son in cold blood. An aggrieved

Kusuma continued her ritual worship, and when she immersed the Shivalingam again in the tank, her son was miraculously

restored to life. Shiva is said to have appeared in front of her and the villagers, and ever since then the shivalingam here has been worshipped in the form of a Jyotirlinga Ghusmeshwar.

Tryambakeshwar

Tryambakeshwar - the birth place of river Godavari Tryambakeshwar, 30 km from Nasik in Maharashtra is revered as one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. It is here that the

river Godavari is born. This is an ancient shrine, but what you see today is thanks to the reconstruction efforts undertaken by the Peshwa Balaji Bajirao in mid 18th century. The other Jyotirlinga shrines in Maharashtra are Bhimashankar and Grishneshwar. Legend has it that sage Gowtama resided on the Brahmagiri hill here with his wife Ahalya, and seeing his unflinching devotion received a boon from Varuna - a bottomless pit from which he received an inexhaustible supply of foodgrains. This of course enraged other sages who conspired for a cow to enter his granary, and caused it to die as Gowtama attempted to ward it off with

a bunch of Darbha grass. Because of this misfortune Gowtama

therefore worshipped Shiva, to invoke the Goddess Ganga down to his hermitage to purify the premises. Ganga came down as Godavari, and Shiva took up an abode here in the form of Tryambaka. Interestingly, locals refer to the river here as Ganga and not as Godavari.

up an abode here in the form of Tryambaka. Interestingly, locals refer to the river here

Legend has it that Brahma and Vishnu searched in vain to discover the origin of Shiva who manifested himself as a cosmic column of fire. Brahma lied that he had seen the top of the column of fire, and was hence cursed that he would not be worshipped on earth. In turn Brahma cursed Shiva that he would be pushed underground. Accordingly, Shiva came down under the Brahmagiri hill in the form of Tryambakeshwar. The shrine enjoyed the patronage of the Peshwas.

The Nagara style of architecture is what typifies this temple made of black stone. It is enclosed in a spacious courtyard and the sanctum (internally a square and externally a stellar structure) houses a small Shivalingam - Tryambaka. The sanctum is crowned with a graceful tower ,a giant amalaka and a golden kalasha.

In front of the garbagriha and the antarala is a mandap with doors on all four sides. Three out of the four doorways are covered with porches, and the openings of these porches are

ornamented with pillars and arches. The roof of the mandapam

is formed by curvilinear slabs rising in steps. The entire structure

is ornamented with sculptural work featuring running scrolls, floral designs, figures of gods, yakshas, humans and animals. The Shivalingam is seen in a depression on the floor of the sanctum with water constantly oozing out from the top of the Shivalingam. Usually, the Shivalingam is covered with a silver mask, and on festive occasions with a golden mask with five faces, each with a golden crown. The silver mask is equivalent to the processional images seen in South Indian temples.

Kolhambika is a temple dedicated to Parvati, where she is believed to have slain the demon Kolhasura who had swallowed

the Ganga river. Also here is the Ganga Devi temple enshrining

a white marble image of Ganga. This temple was built in 1879. Other shrines here include those to Kedarnath, Rameshwar, Gowtameshwar, Kashi Vishwanath, Jareshwar, Kanchaneshwar, Tribhuvaneshwar, Rama, Parasurama, Krishna, Balaji, Lakshmi Narayan and Hanuman.

Three worship services are carried out each day. During the night worship service sheja-aarti is carried out and the silver mask is placed in a bed in the hall of mirrors. Each Monday, the silver mask of Tryambaka is placed in a palanquin and taken in procession to Kushavarta theertha and given an abhisheka there. This procession with the special golden mask, happens also on Shiv ratris, full moon day in the month of Kartika and during other festive occasions. Somnath

Somnath - the first and foremost of the Jyotirlingas Somnath is the foremost of the 12 Jyotirlinga Shrines of Shiva, held in reverence throughout India imbued with legend, traditions and history. It is located at Prabhas Patan in Saurashtra in Gujarat.

It is a pilgrimage centre held in great reverence throughout India. Situated 79 kilometres from Junagadh and 25 kilometres from Chorwad, the legendary shore temple of Somnath is one of

the twelve most sacred Shiva shrines in India. According to the legend, Somnath is as old as creation, built by none other than the Moon God himself.

It is believed that he had built this temple with gold. Later it was built by Ravana in silver, then Lord Krishna in wood and Bhima in stone. Legend has it that the Kalabhairava shivalinga at Prabhasa was worshipped by the moon and hence, the Lord is called as Somnatha. The Somnath temple also houses the remains of the ancient Sun temple.

Towards the east of the town is the Bhalka Teertha. This is where, Lord Krishna is believed to have been injured by a tribal arrow. Somnath was destroyed and rebuilt several times. Mehmud of Gazni having heard of its fabulous treasure, raided it in 1026 and carried away camel loads of jewels and gold. Lunch is available here in the simple dining hall in the temple compound, north of the main gate. One cannot get the cameras inside.

The temple is located by the beautiful blue waters of the Arabian Sea. The Somnathbeach is a fascinating sight. The fresh blue waters, humming waves and the cool sands, gives you a feeling of having landed in a paradise. Nearby is the Prabhas Patan Museum, which houses the 11th century version of the Somnath temple with 5 domes and many pillars.

Somath is located at a distance of 47 KMs from Keshod, an airport connected with Mumbai, and is about 5 KMs from Veraval Railway Station. Dwarka

Nageshwar - at Dwarka Nageshwar is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Shrines of Shiva. It is located between Dwarka and the Bet Dwarka island, on the coast of Saurashtra in Gujarat.

Legend has it that once while rowing a boat, a devotee by the name of Supriya, was attacked by a demon Daaruka, and imprisoned him along with several others at his capital Daarukaavana, where he resided with his wife Daaruki. Once again, Lord Shiva appeared in the form of a Jyotirlingam and vanquished the demon with the Paasupata Astram. Two other sites in India, one near Audhgram near Purna in Andhra Pradesh and another near Almora in Uttar Pradesh also enshrine temples to Nageswara Jyotirlingam.

Omkareshwar Omkareshwar & Amareshwar Omkareshwar an island in the course of the river Narmada in Madhya Pradesh is home to the Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga shrine and the Amareshwar temple.

Omkareshwar located in Madhya Pradesh, on the Mandhata hill on the banks of the Narmada is one of the 12 revered Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. It is located at a distance of about 12 miles from Mortakka. The river Narmada branches into two and forms an island Mandhata or Shivapuri in the center. The shape of the island resembles that of the visual representation of the Omkara

Mandhata or Shivapuri in the center. The shape of the island resembles that of the visual

sound, Om. There are two temples here, one to Omkareshwar and one to Amareshwar.

Legend has it that the mountain called Vindhya once prayed to Lord Shiva - Omkareshwara and was blessed here. Legend also has it that upon the request of the Devas, the Shivalinga split into two, one half being Omkareshwara and the other Amaleshwara or Amareshwar. The temple can be reached by ferry from the banks of the river. The Omkareshwar temple built in the Nagara style is characterized by a lofty shikhara. There are also shrines to Annapurna and Ganesha here. Ujjain

Mahakaleshwar at Ujjain Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga’s shrine in Ujjain is an ancient and historic and was also called Avanti in Madhya Pradesh.

Ujjain, a historic capital of Central India in Madhya Pradesh is a venerated pilgrimage centre enshrining Mahakaleshwara, one of the Jyotirlinga manifestations of Shiva. It was Ujjain that played a prominent role during the reign of the Mauryas and the Guptas and it was at Avanti the capital of Ujjain that Kind Udayana married princess Vasavadatta. In fact the Skanda Purana describes the glory of Ujjain (Mahakaala Vana) in great detail.

During King Vikramaditya Chandragupta, one of the Gupta kings’ reign the nine gems viz.,Dhanvantari, Kshapanaka, Amarasimha, Sanku, Vetala Bhatta, Ghatakharpara, Varahamihira, Vararuchi and Kalidasa) adorned his court.

Ayodhya, Mathura, Haridwar, Benares, Kanchipuram, Dwarka and Ujjain are considered to be the 7 Mukti Stalas of India. Ujjain is home to the Kumbha Mela, when Jupiter resides in the zodiac sign of Scorpio.

The Mahakaleshwar temple at Ujjain has five levels one of which is undergound. The temple itself is located in a spacious courtyard surrounded by massive walls near a lake. The shikhara or the spire is adorned with sculptural finery. Brass lamps light the way to the underground sanctum. It is believed that prasada (holy offering) offered here to the deity can be re-offered unlike all other shrines.

Legend has it that a demon by the name of Dushana tormented the residents of Avanti and that Shiva appeared from the ground and vanquished the demon, and then upon the request of the inhabitants of Avanti, took up permanent abode here as Mahakaleshwara Jyotirlinga. The temple to Parvati - Harasiddhi Devi temple is also located at Ujjain.

Vaidhyanath Vaidhyanath - a.k.a. - Baijnath The ancient pilgrimage town of Deogarh in the Santal Parganas area of Bihar is revered as one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva. This shrine located at Deogarh in the Santal Parganas region of Bihar represents one of the 12 Jyotirlingams of Shiva held in reverence throughout the country. Deogarh is also known

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as Vaidyanath, Haritaki Vana, Ketaki Vana, Ravana Vana, Chitabhoomi and Hardapeetha. Some schools of thought believe Vaidyanath near Parali in Andhra Pradesh to be the Vaidyanatha Jyotirlingam. Some others believe that Kiragram in Punjab and Dabhoi in Gujarat are the Vaidyanatha Jyotirlinga temples.

The legend of Vaidyanathan goes something like this. The demon lord from the Ramayan, the devout Ravana meditated hard in order to invoke Lord Shiva, andrequested him to come over to Sri Lanka, in order that his capital may become invincible. It is said that he attempted to lift the holy mountain, Lord Shiva’s abode, Mount Kailash and take it with him to his capital; however Shiva crushed him with his finger, and Ravana prayed to him and sought his mercy, after which Shiva gave him one of the twelve Jyotirlingams with the condition that if it was placed on the ground it would take root immediately and hence Ravana had to carry it back on his trek to his capital. Varuna the God of water, entered Ravana’s belly, and caused him to feel the need to relieve himself.

Vishnu then came down in the form of a lad and volunteered to hold the Jyotirlingam as he relieved himself. But before Ravana could return, the young lad placed the jyotirlingam on the ground to which it became rooted. A disappointed Ravana offered severe penances to Shiva here, and cut off nine of his heads as a part of his repentance. Shiva revived him and joined the heads to the body, like a Vaidya or aphysician, hence this Jyotirlingam goes by the name Vaidyanath. The same legend holds at Gokarnam in Karnataka.

Another legend has it that this temple was re-discovered by a cowherd Baiju, and hence the name Baijnath.

Vaidyanath is also considered to be one of the 52 Shakti Pitha shrines of Sati. It is believed that the heart of Sati fell here, when her half burnt body being carried by Shiva at the end of Daksha’s yagna, was chopped to pieces by Vishnu’s discus.

The temple of Vaidyanath is situated in a spacious courtyard bounded by stone walls. In the temple complex are twenty two other temples. The Baijnath or Vaidyanath temple faces east. The top of the Shiva Lingam is slightly broken, which is in keeping with the legend that it go chipped when Ravana tried to uproot it. Near the temple is the Sivaganga lake. The Chandrakoopa well, near the main entrance is said to have been built and consecrated with water from several thirthams (thirthams meaning holy waters) by Ravana.

Varanasi Varanasi - a.k.a. - Benares The Vishwanath temple in Benares in Uttar Pradesh is the destination of thousands of pilgrims that visit this ancient city. Probably the most famous site not just in India, but the world over, the Vishwanath shrine is revered as one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva.

Varanasi - Benares - Kaasi is considered to be the holiest of all pilgrimage sites in India and in fact people from all over the

- Benares - Kaasi is considered to be the holiest of all pilgrimage sites in India

world come here to pay obeisance. The name Varanasi is derived from the names of two rivers, Varana and As and this holy place is considered home to Shiva - Visweswara. Benares is also known as Kaasi because it is believed that Supreme brilliance shines there, and lights the way to salvation (Kas - to shine). This place is supposed to be God’s favourite place and hence the name Anandakanana but it is also known as Mahamasaanam where the five elements lie in this great cremation ground as will all dead bodies at the time of the final deluge.

This temple was desecrated and rebuilt several times. The latest structure datingback to the 18th century (thanks to the efforts of Rani Ahilyabhai Holkar who incidentally was also responsible for the building of the Grishneshwar temple in Aurangabad) is the main centre of attention for the millions of pilgrims who converge here, to perform an abhishekam to the sacred Jyotirlingam, with water from the Ganges. Benares is also considered to be one of the Shakti Peethas of India. It is believed that the left hand of Sati fell at Varanasi, and that Annapurna or Visalakshi represent the Shakti Peetham here.

Apart from these temples, there are five other sacred spots in Benares. The Asi-Ganga sangamam a temple to the Sun God,

a shrine to Kesava, the Panchaganga Ghat housing a temple to

Bindu - Madhava (where it is believed that five rivers Kirana, Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati and Dhuta-papa converge) and the Dasaswamedha Ghat where it is believed that the ancient kings performed the aswamedha sacrifice ten times and took a dip in the Ganga. The last of the sacred spots is the Manikarnika Ghat.

It is believed that when Shiva shook his head and his jeweled

earring fell into the pit that Vishnu had dug the name Manikarnika came into being. Tradition has it that those that die at Benares and get cremated at the Manikarnika ghat, get liberated from the cycle of life and death. Mention must be made of the modern shrine to Kaasi Viswanatha elsewhere in the city. Shivaratri in the month of Aquarius is a season of great festivity at Benares.

Kedarnath Kedarnath - the northernmost of the Jyotirlingas Kedarnath, nestled in the snow clad Himalayas is an ancient shrine rich in legend and tradition. It is accessible only on foot, six months in a year.

One of the most important temples in the Himalayas, Kedarnath is amongst the major Shiva temples of the country. Kedarnath is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, and one of the Panch Kedars and is located at the source of the river Mandakini. According to mythology the deity of Kedarnath temple is identified with the rump of a bull, a form assumed by Lord Shiva, when eluding the Pandavas, who had come to repent for killing their kith and kin, during the battle of Kurukshetra . When the Pandavas followed him to the site, he dived into the ground leaving behind him a hump on the surface. This conical projection is worshipped as the idol in the temple.

The remaining parts of the body are worshipped at four other sites - the arms (Bahu) at Tungnath, mouth (mukh) at Rudranath,

navel (nabhi) at Madmaheshwar and hair (jata) at Kalpeshwar. These five shrines collectively are known as the Panch Kedar. The Pandavas are given credit for building the temple of Kedarnath. The statue of Nandi, the divine bull of Shiva, stands at the entrance of the temple. The wall inside the temple, is exquisitely carved with images, and the temple houses a shiva lingam, which is worshipped by hordes of pilgrims. What is truly unique about the lingam is that it is pyramidal.

As winter dawns in the month of November, the holy statue of Lord Shiva, is carried down from Garhwal (Kedarkhand) to Ukhnimath, and is reinstated at Kedarnath, in the first week of May. It is at this time, that the doors of the temple are thrown opento pilgrims, who flock from all parts of India, for a holy pilgrimage.

Kedarnath is situated in very scenic locales and is enveloped by lofty, snow-covered mountains and grassy meadows covering the valleys. The Kedar dome peak, which can be seen from great distance, is located immediately behind the temple. The sight of the temple and it’s perpetually snowed landscape will take your breath away.

Kedarnath is situated at a distance of 234 Kms from Rishikesh and 251 Kms from Dehradun. Best season is from May to October except Monsoon. Heavy Woollen Clothes would be required if travel is undertaken in winter (September – November)

except Monsoon. Heavy Woollen Clothes would be required if travel is undertaken in winter (September –
except Monsoon. Heavy Woollen Clothes would be required if travel is undertaken in winter (September –

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About Siddhars:

Siddhars (Tamil: சித்தர்) are saints in India, mostly of the Saivaite denomination in Tamil Nadu, who professed and practiced an unorthodox type of Sadhana, or spiritual practice, to attain liberation. Yogic powers called Siddhis are acquired by constant practice of certain yogic disciplines. Those who acquire these Siddhis are called Siddhas. [1] These sidhars can be compared to Mystics of the western civilization. Siddhars are people who are believed to control and transcend the barriers of time and space by meditation (Yoga), after the use of substances called Rasayanas that transform the body to make it potentially deathless, and a particular breathing-practice, a type of Pranayama. Through their practices they are believed to have reached stages of insight which enabled them to tune into the powers hidden in various material substances and practices, useful for suffering and ignorant mankind. Typically Siddhars were saints, doctors, alchemists and mysticists all at once. They wrote their findings, in the form of poems in Tamil language, on palm leaves which are collected and stored in what are known today as Palm leaf manuscript, today still owned by private families in Tamil Nadu and handed down through the generations, as well as public institutions such as Universities all over the world (India, Germany, Great Britain, U.S.A.).

[2] In this way Siddhars developed, among other branches of a vast knowledge-system, what is now known as Siddha medicine, practised mainly in Tamil Nadu as Traditional native medicine. Experienced elderly in the villages of Tamil Nadu has since practised a rustic form of healing that is similar to Siddha medicine. (This has been misunderstood as Paatti Vaitthiyam, Naattu marunthu and Mooligai marutthuvam. While paati vaitthiyam or naatu marunthu is traditional Tamil medicine and mooligai marutthuvam is ayurvedic medicine.) They are also founders of Varmam - a martial art for self-defence and medical treatment at the same time. Varmam are specific points located in the human body which when pressed in different ways can give various results, such as disabling an attacker in self-defence, or balancing a physical condition as an easy first-aid medical treatment. Tamil Siddhars were the first to develop pulse-reading (“naadi paarththal” in Tamil) to identify the origin of diseases. This method was later copied and used in ayurvedha.

[3] Siddhars have also written many religious poems. It is believed that most of them have lived for ages, in a mystic mountain called Sathuragiri, near Thanipparai village in Tamil Nadu.

One of the best-known Siddhars was Agasthyar or Agasthya,

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who is believed to be the founding father of Siddha culture.

Abithana Chintamani states Siddhars are either of the 9 or 18 persons enlisted, but sage Agastyar states that there are many who precede these and follow 9 or 18 persons. Many of the great Siddhars are regarded to have powers magical and spiritual. His Holiness Param Pujya Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar is the “only” living Siddhar in the entire western countries who is considered to be a living God to his followers who is living in USA

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-His Holiness Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar Never Divorce Your Husband One 75 years old lady

-His Holiness Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar

Never Divorce Your Husband One 75 years old lady came to see me. She had a right knee problem.

Never can I thank my father

I asked her, “How is the relationship with your father?” She said, “Fine. We had a very cordial relationship”

“There is no thanks in your heart for him. Can you thank him? Think about all that he had done to you. Thank him for the same”.

She became silent and curtly went off. After about one week, she phoned up to me. “As I came with my son-in-law last time, I could not tell you anything in front of him. To tell the truth, I am not able to thank my father”.A promise that resulted in suffering “Why”. “Only because of him I suffered all my life”.Her father showed her a boy when she was to be married and told her that she had to marry him. She agreed to her father. On the date of marriage he came and asked her, “Give me a promise. Whatever

happens in your life you would not divorce this boy”. She gave

a promise to her father that she would not divorce him at any cost.

Her marriage was an abusive affair From the date of marriage, her husband had been physically

abusing her. It was a total harassment. She got two children through him and they are well placed now. Because she gave

a promise to her father, she did not divorce her husband. All

along she had been cursing her father for the same reasons. She said, “I am a free bird now after my husband’s death. I can neither forgive my husband nor my father”.

Positives in the sufferings I asked her, “In spite of all these bad events there must be at least one positive event in your life. Only for that purpose you have suffered in your life”.She is a staunch devotee of Puttaparthi Sai Baba. When her marriage failed, she wanted a spiritual asylum. Therefore, she went to Baba. She composed and sang many songs on gods like Devi, She had a great spiritual progress. Throughout the day, she was singing only Bhajans. Her life was totally changed to spirituality and she lived a life of an ascetic.

I asked her, “Is this not a positive point? I think only for this aspect your husband behaved like that. If the suffering was not there then you would have lived an ordinary life. We say, Atmavan Bhava, which means ‘I am not the doer’. Like that your husband is also not the doer. When we say we are not the doers, the opposite person is also not the doer”.When she understood that Divine is the doer, automatically she started forgiving and she is free from her knee pain now.

Meet your commitments to your body What should you eat and what you should not eat. Make a list and follow that to the core. Sometimes body does not accept certain types of food. Yet, we try to eat the same food again and again. Instead you have to prepare a list of items which you can eat and list out all those which your body does not accept. When you prepare the list you are giving a commitment to your body and you need to follow that. Another thing is that whatever ways you behave outside we behave in the same manner with the body too. “I should not say this because the other person will be wounded”. Thinking like this, to please him, we tell a lie. When you can’t meet a commitment, don’t make one. Suppose someone invites us for wedding. To please him we say that we will come definitely. But, we do not go to the wedding at all. I have also committed such mistakes.

Later on I found out that when I say something it is not a commitment to that person but it is a commitment to the God. I questioned myself, “Am I cheating the universe”? Then I decided to tell the truth. If I am able to go I will say yes. Otherwise, I will say that I will not be able to make it.Like that if you tell me that you are meeting me next week then it means that you are not making a commitment to me but you are committing to the Universe.

are meeting me next week then it means that you are not making a commitment to

Commitment to our body

If one food is not being accepted by the body, we tell that I should not eat this food again. This is a commitment that you are giving to the Universe. Next time when we eat that food again then we are breaking our own commitment. The Universe

is always watching all of us because it is the web of life. If I have

to get my food at 1 p.m., it is already decided that it will come from a particular person. By restraining yourself by not eating certain food, you are honoring your own body.

Resolving Conflict with Your Spouse I’m Ms Reena and I am writing this for the benefit of all who follow or about to enter the world of switch words….

I and my husband had a bad argument just yesterday and we

parted ways with ego, none wanting to say sorry or accept our faults. It was bitter and hurtful. I’m sure it is same for him as well!

Soon after he left home, I simply started chanting TOGETHER DIVINE for my peace of mind, nothing else occurred to me at that point of time…

By afternoon, I just picked up my phone, called up my hubby and pleaded sorry and suggested to make up. Divinity has its ways. We both apologized to each other and made up. It was totally not expected because our fight and arguments were severe. It amazes me how chanting Together Divine changed my mind and his too!!! I still can’t believe that this could happen within hours of chanting. We had a wonderful evening hence… It’s amazing how powerful these words can be…….!!!! What made me call my hubby up despite my ego, what changed or directed my mind towards my highest good……it’s magical….TOGETHER DIVINE… ?

Thank you Swamiji!!! There is always a conflict between the separated self (our ego self) and the evolving self (original self).

This original self always wants to give love to evolve. For the evolving self, there are only two states – forgiveness to love, and gratitude. For the ego self, its own survival is important. In other words the ego can survive if only it projects anger, vengeance and what not. That is why it will not allow the evolving self to operate. Switch words bypass the ego self and activate the evolving self.

Why does it not happen always?

It is because of the resistance of the concerned person to accept

everyone as he is.

Rule your MIND! Rule your LIFE!!

Your child is not studying Letting go proves to be very difficult for the mother. Between feelings/emotions and action there is no gap. So she gets angry and scolds him. Then she will feel guilty and pamper him to appease him. During this process, the purpose of the son to study has been lost.

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How to manage such a situation? Whenever any emotion arises, ask the questions:

·What are the thoughts? What is the emotion behind the thought(s)? I accept this thought Can I release it? By asking questions, you are creating a gap between thoughts and actions. Will he study if I release the thought? He has not studied so far anyway. Try this technique, release your anger and do the action. Then see the results for yourself whether he studies or not.

·Why there are communication barriers between mother and son? Emotions block the communication. What is the communication required here? He has to listen to us for him to study. There can be three types of desires here.

Desire to control or change the person He has to study very hard. He has to become an Engineer and so on.

A framework is present here:

·Release the thought one after another. Do I want to change this person/child? If I say yes, can I release my desire to control the

person? We are only releasing the desire, and we are not releasing the action here. I release my desire to control the person. Only then your anger will go.

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Desire for more security – feeling of insecurity Is there is any desire to feel more secure? Only if he studies well he will do well and then I will become free. Where there is fear there is no presence of Divinity. Only Satan is present. I release my fear. These desires are born with ego.

Desire for approval Others should recognize my son’s talent. Others should appreciate us (by appreciating my son’s excellence in his studies). People have to complement us (how well you have brought him up).

Another example where a husband desires his wife should treat him properly when he comes home from office. Release that desire. What if she appreciates you or not? You let go the craving for recognition. More and more you should indulge in releasing thoughts, like a game.

Rule your mind instead of mind ruling you Now mind is managing your life. Instead, manage it yourself. Then you do not need a teacher. You do not need anybody. Therefore, just let go all the thoughts.

What this technique can do ·Achieving your goals. We are not saying no for achievement. We are only entitled for action and not fruits for the action. Keep saying release and go beyond likes and dislikes. Decision- making. Breaking bad habits Better Health and Wealth Good Relationships Build better parent and children relationships In your career you will be able to do wonders In entire life, you can let go and release. Everything will happen without your intervention.

The need for Letting GO

In entire life, you can let go and release. Everything will happen without your intervention. The

Letting go the thoughts How can we do it that? How thoughts can be let off? There will be resistance inside the mind to do so, as it does not want us to move forward spiritually in life.