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Parvati Homa - A Warm Welcome to your Family Harmony

Why Parvati Homa?


Read More on Homas A happy and harmonious family is the ultimate solace to rest upon in this hectic world. You get your space to relax and rejuvenate your spirits only when your family dwells in harmony. Parvathi Homa drives in the divine energy that builds happiness and harmony at your home.

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Parvati Homa and the Deity


Goddess Parvati is the chief deity of this powerful Homa. She is the Shakti who empowers you with positive energy to fulfill your responsibilities on the earth plane--the divine feminine energy who acts behind the entire Universe. Speciality of Parvati Homa This powerful Homa encircles you and your family with positive vibrations paving way for happiness, harmony and success. It strengthens your bondage with your life partner resolving conflicts in your relationship. Blessings of Goddess Parvati will nullify the negative impacts on your family and gifts you with prosperity and problem-free life forever! Recommended Timings for Parvati Homa Chaturtashi and the first day of the Tamil month are considered to be the most suitable Tithis for performing the Parvati Homa. Pournami, Amavasai, Ashtami and Navami are the other days that can also be chosen to perform this Homa. Mantra for Parvati Homa Om Kleem Parvatiyei Namaha

Benefits of Parvati Homa


Removes the impact of negative forces on your family Brings about harmony, happiness and unity in your family Strengthens your relationship with your life partner to cherish forever

Parvati Homa enlightens the lives of:


People who yearn for family harmony People who wish to strengthen their relationship with their better halves People who long for a hitch free life Families who crave to overcome negative influences

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The Complete Guide to Learn the Steps Involved in a Fire Ritual Homa is a Sanskrit word, which refers to any kind of "ritual in offerings" that is made into a consecrated fireplace. It can also be referred to as Homam/ havan. Homas are an important religious practice in Hinduism, where they are a part of most of the ceremonies, in all creeds and castes. During a Homa, various rituals are performed successively in order to trigger various positive energies and also to develop the right sensation during the Homa. Some of these rituals are common and must be practiced before any fire ritual. After these rituals are executed, the main Homa would instigate; wherein the rituals differ depending on which deity you want to invoke. The common rituals for all Homas are described below. Why Fire Rituals? Homas is an ancient form of sacrament, stemming from the Vedic Science. A Homa can help you get well, have good relationships, find a partner, have children and it may even remove bad karma or negative aspects in a horoscope or with Vastu... An essential part of the fire ritual is the spiritual connection the devotee crafts with the divine. Most often that contact is made possible through an external object: a facet of nature, a figurine, a vessel, a painting of God and so on. The Almighty is then invited to the vortex by chanting mantras. There are a lot of standard procedures in a fire ritual and they are designed to invoke the devotional aspect of the devotee of worship and devoutness. It is essential that one spotlessly cleans all the Pooja items: the lamps, the idol, the fruits offered as Prasad, and make the necessary arrangements. Steps to Perform a Homa: 1. Pavitra Dharanam At the start of the Homa, the performer as well as the other people who are participating in the Homa, pray for the cleansing of their heart and soul and seek divine blessings of their ancestors and other divine beings.

Having prayed thus, they wear a ring made of Darbha grass,on the ring finger of their right hand, which is known to repel negative energies. 2.Achamanam Specially made vessels called Panchapatras are set aside filled with water. (Note: during a Homa, iron or steel vessels are not to be used because of their low spiritual energies. Silver, copper, or a mixture of 5 metals is best preferred.) Water is taken with the left hand with a special copper spoon called udraneeya on to the cavity of the right palm and sipped three times chanting the names of Lord Vishnu. This practice is to purify ones body and mind and is then followed by siromarjanam wherein the performers of the ritual take water in the udraneeya and sprinkle water on their own heads with their right thumb. The mantra chanted here means, Whatever be the state of my body; sacred or unsacred, by the very chanting of the divine names, I sanctify this body of mine in order to obtain auspicious energies. One must make sure the Achamanam must be performed facing the east or the north and never facing the west or the south. The following twelve names of the Lord should be uttered, touching each limb of the body with a particular finger (the priests will specify upon the finger to be used). This signifies that all the senses are dedicated to the service of God. When the senses are made introspective instead of going outwards to the external objects, the natural bliss of the soul will be manifested. The names to be chanted are:

Kesava/ Narayana/ Madhava/ Govinda/ Vishnu/ Madhusoodhana/ Trivikrama / Vamana / Sridhara / Hrishikesa Padmanabha/ Damodara

3. Ganapati Prarthana/ Mahaganapathy Pooja In the Hindu scriptures, the elephant headed God, Ganesha is always worshipped in the beginning of any ritual, and for his blessings to ensure that the whole procedure would move smoothly unhindered by any external obstacles at any stage. Lord Ganesha is invoked into a conical figure made by mixing turmeric powder and water. Turmeric is considered very propitious and auspicious; and is therefore used to represent Lord Ganesha. Thereafter, a method of worship involving sixteen steps is performed to please Lord Ganesha. This is called Shodashopachara Pooja. All these steps are symbolical representations of the various forms of expressing reverence like offering the deity a golden throne to be seated, washing his feet, washing his hands, offering him water to drink, ceremonial bathing with sacred waters, offering new clothes, anointing him with sandal

paste and other perfumes, adorning of jewels, worshipping with flowers, offering of fragrant incense, lighting the lamp, offering food, fruits and sweet drinks, chanting his praises, offering Aarthi and finally prostrating to him and seeking his blessings.

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Suklam Baradharam Vishnum Sashivarnam Chaturbhujam Prasanna vadanam Dhyayet Sarva Vighnoposhantaye
4. Kalasha (Sacred Pot) Pooja This is a very important step towards the Homa, for it is here that we invoke the main deity of the Homa. If it is a Subramanya Homa, Lord Muruga is invoked; and in a Kala Bhairava Homa, Lord Kala Bhairava is invoked. The deity is invoked, energized and adored in the Kalasha, which is a sacred copper pot filled with water. A coconut is placed over the Kalasha surrounded by 5 or 7 mango leaves. This Kalasha is further decorated with flowers and a cloth is swathed over it. It is then placed facing the North- Eastern corner of the Homa or the sacrificial pit. The significance of Kalasha is that it absorbs all the positive energies generated during the Homa. The divine water (with immense healing powers) in the Kalasha is then sprinkled upon and distributed to the participants at the conclusion of the Homa. 5. Sankalpa, declaration of intent The Sankalpa is the most important part in a Homa. The entire ritual is carried along with the strong will and wish of the participants. Each Homa is performed for a definite purpose; and it is this purpose that the performer and participants clearly hold within their minds as they take Sankalpa. It is at this time that the participants of the sacred Fire Ritual get to pray for their wishes like God, grant me with power, knowledge and riches, Let the Almighty bless me with a good married life and a well matching spouse, and so on 5. Avahanam/ welcoming the Deity Avahanam is that stage of the Homa; wherein the Lord is formally and ritualistically invited to the premises of the Homa. Mantras are chanted to invite that particular Deity with immense dedication and godliness. 6. Agni Pratishtapanam and Dhyanam Here, the sacrificial pit is sanctified by chanting mantras, even before the Fire God Agni is

invoked. Sticks from selected trees are only used for Homas. Mostly, the sticks (Samidh) of the Pipal tree are used. Amidst mantra chanting, the performer gently blows the red-hot Samidh and the fire mounts up. Thereafter, ghee (clarified butter) is offered and the participants meditate upon Lord Agni. The success of a Homa very much depends upon how the participants relate to the fire god Agni, because he serves as the medium between this mortal world and the other mystical worlds. It is at this stage that the main deity; may it be Lord Siva, Vishnu, Muruga, Ganapathy, Hanuman or so are meditated upon. The priests will make sure that the Homa is being performed abiding to the ancient scripts and conventions. Flowers are offered at each invocation of a new mantra; usually signifying the glorification of the Lords attributes! 7. Namaskaram/ obeisance The denial of ones ego and surrender is part of the ritual as the devotee does a full Namaskaram (prostrating in front of the Homa pit). 8. Naivedyam/ Offering Food Towards the end of the Homa, Naivedyam is offered to the Lord. Usually it includes a Payasam (kheer), cooked rice, and other savories prepared for the holy function. This is symbolically offered to the Lord first and only after this part of the ceremony do people consume the food. 9. Aarthi, Offering of Lights The aarthi is the final part of a Pooja where in a camphor is lit and waved to the idol of the deity to the accompaniment of the brass bell. After it waved in the direction of the idols, all the members of the family take turns to almost touch the flame with deep reverence. 10.Purnahuti/ Conclusion The Homa is concluded with a Purnahuti, Aarthi and offering the Thamboolam to Lord Agni. While the priests continue with the last of the mantras, the fire in the pit calms down and turns into a gentle flame. 11. Visarjana, dismissal-farewell. Just as we so ritualistically and formally invited the God to the premises; we thank him for blessing us and also bid him on his farewell back to his abodes.

Thereby, we conclude to say that a Homa is an act of complete surrender and reverence to the Lord in which people may opt to pray for their welfare or for the worlds as well. Below mentioned are the extra steps which might/ might not be performed in a Homa. One must also note that the steps in a homa can vary depending upon the purpose or the deity invoked. 1.Pradakshinam, circumambulation Pradakshinam consists of circling around the deity and the Fire trench used for worship. The performers and participants go round the Fire pit three times in the clockwise direction and prostrate in front of the Homa pit. 2.Abhishekam/ Bathing Gods idol An "Abhishekam" is conducted by priests, and is a holy ritual ablution amidst the chanting of mantras. Usually, offerings such as milk, yogurt, ghee, honey, Sesame oil, rosewater, sandalwood paste are poured, among other offerings depending on the type of Abhishekam being performed. 3. Dhoopam/ Incense Offering A rich stream of scented smoke that is lit for the duration of the Pooja is offered to the deity of the homa. It is said that the fragrance induces or compels the mind of the devotee towards the holiness of the Homa. 4.Deepam / Offering Lamp A well decorated lamp lit on its five sides with five wicks is offered to the Deity of the Homa. 5.Archana, chanting holy names Similar to pooja is archana. Archana and pooja are the same spiritual offerings except that archanas are performed at temples and during Homas. A devotee will make offerings like fruits, flowers, coconut, beetle leaves etc. The devotee will then receive the food offerings back in the form of prasad or blessings from the Deity.

Ancestors to Bless You: Tarpanam


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Tarpanam - Special Message from Dr. PIllai

What is Tarpanam?

It is strongly believed that your dead ancestors are governing your destiny! The greatest contribution of India to the world is her spiritual science. No civilization, however old it may be, has ever attained the level of sophistication, reached by the yogis and siddhas of India. What makes Maha Tarpanam so different- So much more profitable- Than any other remedy you have performed? We hold solid proof that performing Tarpanam Rituals works miracles in your life! This is the most critical ritual one can perform for any departed friend or relative. It is essential to perform this ritual 15 days after death. It will empower and release your loved ones' soul for great power to transition to the afterlife and next birth. If the departed person died in a saddened or disturbed state of mind, this ritual is critical to help them release emotional pain which binds them to the world and prevents normal soul transition. If you have missed that date and still wish to perform, please let us know as the ritual will need to be intensified.

The yogis and siddhas paid equal attention to the bodily existence; while one is alive and also thedisembodied existence after one dies. The siddhas were an esoteric group of people who could appear at different places at different times. They could even take the form of an old man or a boy, and return to the earth plane for a few hours visit. It is said that these siddhas hang out in the subtle forms in many places in the southern India, likeThiruvanamallai temple, Koli Hills and, Podhigai Hills (Kutralam). If you are destined to meet them at those places, they will show up for you and bless you!

Rules for Shraddha or Shardhar Ritual


For 15 days until the ritual is performed, all family members should:

Not visit any temples or pilgrimage places (except churches) Remain vegetarian Not consume alcohol Practice Celibacy

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How To Perform Home Tarpanam


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On the New Moon Day, the departed spirits come to the earth plane and stay with their biological relatives from sunrise to sunset. Fasting during the new moon day will alert your consciousness to be in communion with their spirits. No fasting for our Ancestors however as they crave a special food; an offering which comprises of black sesame seeds, holy water from rivers and oceans, tulsi leaves, sandalwood paste, sacred dharba grass and some coins. These offerings need to be given to them sincerely and conscientiously for all the 14 days and 15 nights. When living on the earth plane, even great Siddhas like Agastiya, Maha Rishis like Vasistha, Avatars like Krishna and Rama, appreciated their ancestors through rituals involving this tarpanam food.

How To Perform Tarpanam


Choose which version resonates with you. Dr. Pillai has suggested to at least practicing the longer version of the Tarpanam ritual during the New Moon phase each month. Performing either version anytime between sunrise to sunset once every day, especially on New Moon days is highly advisable. However, it is suggested to not perform tarpanam during non-daylight time. Do it as often as possible on New Moon days. The purpose of doing this is to release ancestors to a higher plane. When they go into the light they send you their blessing.

How To Perform Tarpanam Short Version


Materials needed:

Raw rice or white rice flour Black sesame seeds (most health food stores carry this) Darba grass 1 coin (dime, nickel, rupee, peso etc), or gold coin if available (You may re-use the coins) Glass of water

Please note, if all of the above materials are not available, the bare minimum is the black sesame seeds and water. (If you cannot get black sesame seeds in your area, Dr. Pillai has said beige sesame seeds are ok; however, black sesame seeds are preferred.) <="" h3=""> Place a tablespoon of black sesame seeds, white rice flower, a coin (nickel or dime) and a few small pieces of dharba grass into the palm of your right hand. Take a glass of water and sprinkle a few drops over the offerings. Make a heartfelt prayer to your ancestors as you pour water over your hand and say, I invite you to take this offering, 6 generations of ancestors on my mothers side and 6 generations of ancestors on my fathers side. Take this energy. Be healed, be at peace, cross into the light, and please dont forget to bless me. If you wish, you may name those family members that have passed on. Also, as you keep doing this ritual, in time you may increase up to 12 generations in each side. Then pour the rest of the water over right hand and let the offerings wash off completely. (You may reuse the coin. Just rinse it off in water each time) (Note: Some people keep a container in the bathroom with this mixture and do tarpanam daily during morning shower and rinse off the mix while in the shower. Dr. Pillai has said this is ok.)

How To Perform Tarpanam Longer Version


Materials needed Sandalwood powder (you can buy at any Indian market) Raw rice or white rice flour Black sesame seeds (most health food stores carry this) Darba grass Flowers or petals Glass of water 18 nickels (or if using another currency, the lowest value silver coins available are fine)

Prepare the offering: Cut the Dharba grass into 6 equal pieces, around 4 inches long. (This represents 6 generations on both sides of your family) Line up vertically the 6 pieces of Dharba grass on a plate, or large leaf, leaving a little space between each Make a paste with sandalwood powder by adding water to it; spread the paste onto the dharba grass Place 3 nickels on each piece of grass at the top, middle and bottom Sprinkle flowers over these items Place a tablespoon of white rice flour mixed with a teaspoon of sesame seeds in the palm of your right hand (dont worry about the amount).

THE OFFERING
Sprinkle a few drops of water on the rice flour and sesame seeds in your right hand Say the following: I invite 6 generations of my ancestors on my mothers side and 6 generation of ancestors on my fathers side to take this offering.

Take the glass of water with left hand and pour it over the mixture in your right hand, and let everything fall onto the dharba grass, coins and flowers. Say with a sincere heart: Use this energy and be healed, be at peace, cross into the light and please dont forget to bless me. Make sure everything is washed off your right hand. You may reuse the coins, or discard everything at a river, beach or in nature. You may accumulate offering remnants and discard later.

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Dr. Pillais (Dattatreya Siva Baba) Special Message on Tarpanam


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Your dead ancestors are governing your destiny. The greatest contribution of India to the world is her spiritual science. No civilization, however old it is, has ever attained the level of sophistication reached by the yogis and siddhas of India. The yogis and siddhas paid equal attention to the bodily existence while one is alive and also the disembodied existence after one dies. They also had knowledge of soul travel while still in embodiment. Sometimes they left their body in a safe place in a cave and entered another body. At other times they turned the body into light and disappeared. Once having disappeared they could momentarily assume a human body like an old man or a boy and return to the earth plane for a few hours visit. There are many places in Southern India, like Thiruvanamallai, Koli Hills and Kutralam where these siddhas hang out in the subtle forms. If you are destined to meet them at those places they will show up and bless you. Siddhas have a special relationship with the earth plane. They are constantly involved in making the earth plane a better place for the souls who come to inhabit the earth. The siddhas are the source for medicine, astrology, alchemy, yoga, rituals for worshiping different deities for different purposes, etc. Siddhas emphasize that the most important element in human life is the destiny of the individual soul. Every soul has its own unique destiny. Every soul has its own biological and spiritual baggageattached to it. How you look, what diseases you will have are localized within the genes that the soul creates. But the soul lives simultaneously as spirit existence as well. In other words you have the biological existence defined by the material body as well as a spiritual existence defined by the invisible spirit. The soul living in the physical and non-physical existence governs your destiny.

The siddhas contribution to the spirit existence of the soul is amazing. When a person dies he takes with him all old good and bad thought forms and experiences that he had while alive. If someone had been a real bad person his soul starts the torture experience right after death. If one had lived a luxurious life, committing all kinds of crimes, that person will have the worst type of shadow existence. This life in shadow form after death invariably is a troublesome experience. The most intriguing thing is that there are a host of your ancestors who are in shadow forms and hanging in the mid-air. Some of them because of their evil nature are hanging upside down. This pain experienced the ancestors spirits directly affects your destiny while you are on the earth plane. Logically it does not make sense that you should suffer for some misdoings of your great, great grandfather. But the siddhas claim this is soul genetics. You are your ancestor both biologically and spiritually.

I have been returning to this earth plane to find ways and means to remove pain and sorrow for the human beings. In this life I am convinced that until you clean the souls of your ancestors, you are not going to free yourself from suffering. I have a vacuum cleaner that can cleanse the souls of your grandfather, grandmother or your great, great grandfather. The vacuum cleaner is called Tarpanam. Tarpanam means food offering for the ancestors. During the new moon day these departed spirits come to the earth plane at dawn and leaves during sunset. They do in fact hang out with you or with your brother or sister or any other relative. The Siddhas reveal that even your enemies in your current life, are your reincarnated ancestors for whom you did not Tarpanam. You can feed them with black sesame seeds, rice and water. This simple act will help change your destiny. It gives me immense joy to share this knowledge with you. Although you can do the Tarpanam yourself, I recommend that you do it with the help of a specialist in Kerala. The Kerala priests are adept in Tarpanam. They literally talk to the dead spirits to see that they are satisfied and are ready to move to the next stage leaving their shadow existence. Dr. Pillai gave the feedback for this special Tarpanam Ritual, as he kept vigil for two nights to help the spirits to move to a higher plane. He is happy over the performance of Tarpanam. Dr. Pillai says that we need to do Tarpanam very regularly to free ourselves from health, money, and relationship problems.

Pradosham For Karma Removal


Pradosham Home Soma/Moon Karma Shani/Saturn

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Upcoming Pradosham Pooja Day
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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What is Pradosham?
Pradosham literally means the removal of sins. These times are the windows of opportunity to remove karma or karmic energies that limit our potential in this current life.

The 3 Levels of Pradosham


Each energy level indicates how much karma may be released at that time. All levels are designed to help speed our evolution and make our lives easier and happier. First Level: All Pradoshams occur between 1-1/2 hours before and right up until the moment of sunset in the time zone where you are physically. The Middle Level: These Pradoshams occur twice each month - on the 13th moon day after the New Moon and after the Full Moon. Check out our 2011 Calendar to ensure you get the date correct and that you're up to date on all the other astrologically significant dates. The Supreme Level: Shani Pradosham and Soma Pradoshams occurs when one of the 13th moon days occurs on a Saturday or a Monday respectively. The planet Saturn is considered an Agent of Karma who delivers many of life's tougher lessons to help us refine

and evolve our souls. Pradosham time are measured by the phases of the Moon. Shani Pradosham - When 13th Moon falls on Saturday It is believed that Shiva has more influence over Saturn on this day and can cause Saturn to loosen or release entirely some of the karmic bonds that limit us. It is also thought that the first Pradosham was on a Saturday and observing this time transports us back to time of the Churning of the Milky Ocean.

Soma Pradosham - When 13th Moon falls on Monday

Monday is known to be time to worship Shiva, it is the day ruled by His consort, the Goddess Parvati who rules over the Moon. The Moon rules emotions and emotions influence thought. Karma is created by thought.

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Pradosham times are the windows of opportunity to remove Karma or karmic energies that limit our potential in this current life. Be in a meditative mode during pradosham time and use the powerful chant of "Thiru Neela Kantam" Participate in this powerful Abhishekam to remove your Karma or Karmic energies.

What Will I Receive?


You will receive sacred grey ash (Vibhuti) energized in the rituals. Keep this on your meditation altar and wear on your forehead during meditation or other times and expand the beneficial energies in your life. Please Note: The prasad will be shipped from Chennai, India, after the event; please allow 5-7 days to deliver.

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Nandhi Statue Energized During Pradosham - INR 9900

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You will receive energized sacred grey ash (Vibhuti) along with the Nandhi Statue. The Sacred Grey Ash is energized in the rituals; keep this on your meditation altar and wear on your forehead during meditation or other times and expand the beneficial energies in your life. Please Note: The prasad will be shipped from Chennai, India, after the event; please allow 5-7 days to deliver.

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You will receive energized sacred grey ash (Vibhuti) along with the Crystal Shiva Lingam. The Sacred Grey Ash is energized in the rituals; keep this on your meditation altar and wear on your forehead during meditation or other times and expand the beneficial energies in your life. Please Note: The prasad will be shipped from Chennai, India, after the event; please allow 5-7 days to deliver. Approx 15 - 20 Gms

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You will receive energized sacred grey ash (Vibhuti) along with the Crystal Shiva Lingam. The Sacred Grey Ash is energized in the rituals; keep this on your meditation altar and wear on your forehead during meditation or other times and expand the beneficial energies in your life. Please Note: The prasad will be shipped from Chennai, India, after the event; please allow 5-7 days to deliver. Approx 25 Gms

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Karma, Pradosham and Saturn: The Inextricable Link


Pradosham literally means Removal of Sins.
Pradosham times are the windows of opportunity to remove karma or karmic energies that limit our potential in this current life. It is the time that Shiva absorbs the karma from people. The twilight, pradosham, marks the end of the day light and beginning of night. Day is ruled by Gods, angels and saints while night is ruled by evil spirits. The twilight is the time of Shiva when he absorbs the day and night, good and evil and all opposites into oneness. This time of transition is also one of transcendence. The twilight time is also called End Time when earth ends. No one can afford to miss this powerful time on a daily basis. The times occur daily as well as on 13th Moons. Pradosham timings provide the ideal opportunities to dissolve karmas. Be in a meditative mode during pradosham time and use the powerful chant of "Thiru Neela Kantam" Since we accrue karmas every day, karma removal is an ongoing process; quite like cleaning your house or brushing your teeth. These Karma Busting windows of opportunities called Pradoshams occur daily and on 13th Moons.

Why Have Karma Removed?

The ultimate purpose of our human life is God realization. This is an often repeated statement. But Siddhas tell you that you can get to your life purpose only when your karma has been wiped clean, and the time is ripe for grace to flow to you. When that happens an intense flowering happens, and both the material and spiritual worlds open up for you. You have a choice then on the abundance that you are presented with. Whether you take the spiritual or material route, one thing is certain: you have to completely eliminate your karma to even to get there. Pradosham rituals give a great opportunity to build a road to prosperity and true happiness. Pradosham is every 13th Moon and provides a grace period in which extreme karma busting can happen. Soma Pradosham or pradosham that falls on a Monday is considered particularly powerful to remove karmic mental afflictions.

The Goddess of the Mind


The ruler or "overlord" of the Moon is Shiva's consort, Parvati. She is the source of creative energy and is a dynamic extension of Shiva onto this universe. The Moon controls emotions and mentality. To master your mind you must first dissolve your karmas. Karmas are thoughts, deeds and actions which are stored in your permanent records or your energetic signature. Once cleared Shakti or powerful energy represented by the Goddess, can flow uninterrupted into all aspects of your life.

The Master of Time


Lord Shiva is shown wearing the crescent moon in his hair. The waxing and waning of the Moon reveals the time cycle through which creation evolves from the beginning to the end. Lord Shiva has mastered time symbolizing the Eternal Reality beyond time

What is Karma?
Why do some people have a successful career, loads of money, a seemingly great romantic life and radiant health and vitality while many others suffer for the want of one or many of these? This is due to karma. Karma rules all aspects of human life like health, wealth, education etc "Karma is your pre-disposition and is one of the primary influences which decides whether you will have money, relationship etc."~ Dr. Pillai, founder of AstroVed Dr. Pillai goes on to say that everyone has a choice to live his/her old karma or create a new one. Because they do not know the technology to change their old karma, they simply live their old karma until they die. Karma is not just a metaphysical philosophy; it is real. Whatever you think becomes a reality in the invisible space-time complex of your soul. Then it manifests in life after an appropriate lapse of time. It is extremely important to remain positive and only nurture positive thoughts. There is a danger of the

negative thoughts catching up to us and inflicting us in this life or in a life to come. It is the thought process that creates karma. It is the planets that influence thought.

Saturn, the Agent of Karma


"For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction".- Newton's Third Law of Motion This law in physical science can also be said to represent the Law of Karma in the spiritual sciences. Saturn is viewed as the agent and administrator of Karmic Law. It is Saturn who stands at the Gates of Initiation, ready to put all who aspire to a higher state of consciousness to the test. Saturn is the farthest planet visible from the Earth with the naked eye. Its rings are symbolic of limitations and represent the Law of Karma. It is impossible to move out to the outer edges of space without first passing though Saturn's rings.enter the more advanced levels of consciousness without first passing through Saturn's rings. A person must fulfill the responsibilities of personal karma with limitations before moving into a more advanced level of consciousness, or an unlimited, higher reality. Karmic debt does not permit us to go beyond our limited consciousness. However Saturn's lessons give opportunity. It is by understanding and working with Saturn that we can find balance with past karma and can go forward consciously to a more refined way of self-expression as an individual and collectively. As we progress through life, we often find that it is through restrictions and the pain which comes from thwarted desires or aspirations, that we develop a greater understanding of the Laws of Life. No pain no gain. The structure and administration of these Laws is also under the rulership of Saturn. The sign and house position of Saturn in your natal chart will reveal much about the nature of the areas where successful work has been achieved (positive aspects to and from Saturn) or where work still has to be done (hard aspects or conjunctions with Saturn).

Are you among those who want to make conscious and successful decisions? Decisions which bring you, closer to your desired goals? If you are, then identifying your good and bad planets can be a wise decision to take, which can give you some crucial information about the planets positions. It's vital to know the manner by which the planets affect your life. If a planet's position is placed well in your birth chart & is a good planet, it will help you to taste success in all your endeavors. Similarly if a planet's position is not well placed, it will bring unfavorable results in life during its periods. It may affect you in a stressful, uncomfortable, even painful manner until you perform remedies and begin to appease them. The factors that decide whether the planets are good or bad are:

The Placement of the planet or planet positions The Position of the house (with respect to the Ascendant) Its Strength in its own sign, Friendly sign or in Exalted sign The Transits of the planets

An experienced astrologer will help you identify the good and bad planetary positions, at the glimpse of your horoscope/ natal chart. Identifying your good and bad planets will give you an idea about the favorable and unfavorable planets in your birth chart; moreover, in what way these indications or matters are connected with you. In further, you will receive remedial measures to get the blessings from a particular planet which can help you to get closer to your desired goals.

Technology to Remove Old Karma


Pradosham timings provide the ideal opportunities to dissolve karmas. Since we accrue karmas every day, karma removal is an ongoing process; quite like cleaning your house or brushing your teeth. "Thiru Neela Kantam" - the Karma Busting Mantra

Pradosham Each Day


You can observe this daily by chanting the mantra "Thiru Neela Kantam" inwardly or outwardly at any time during the dusk period. 108 times is considered the minimum or you can do 10,008. You can opt to have "Thiru Neela Kantam" written by proxy for you. Proxy Mantra Writing helps with busting your karma as well as creating good dharma for you. Perform daily abishekam during this time by pouring milk or water over a Shiva Lingam while chanting the mantra.

Pradosham Every 13th Moon


AstroVed's Expert Vedic Priests perform Special Poojas on the 13th Moon, both waxing and waning phases for Pradosham. Specific Vedic chants are recited, the correct authentic offerings are made including water, sandalwood powder, milk, yogurt, honey etc.

Shani Pradosham- When 13th Moon falls on Saturday


It is believed that Shiva has more influence over Saturn on this day and can cause Saturn to loosen or release entirely some of the karmic bonds that limit us. It is also thought that the first Pradosham was on a Saturday and observing this time transports us back to time of the Churning of the Milky Ocean.

Soma Pradosham - When 13th Moon falls on Monday


Monday is known to be time to worship Shiva, it is the day ruled by His consort, the Goddess Parvati who rules over the Moon. The Moon rules emotions and emotions influence thought. Karma is created by thought.

Makkaral Temple
Makkaral, a temple about 100 miles away from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, has been identified by Baba as the vortex with the energy to remove karma very fast. Jnanasambanda, the child prodigy saint/siddha from earlier days in Tamil Nadu, mentioned Makkaral as the fastest karma-removing vortex. Lord Shiva appeared here as a golden lizard, and the temple tower has statues showing that story. The image of the Shiva Linga is peculiar at this temple. Rather than rounded at the top, it is pointed upward like a lizard tail or like a sword blade.

The mantra to chant: "Makkaral Shivayanama"

Koyambedu Temple

1 = 10,000 It is said that 1 Pradosham ritual at Koyambedu Temple is equivalent to performing 10,000 Pradosham rituals. Nandhi, Shiva's vehicle and Commander in Chief of Shiva's Army plays a role in the establishment of the temple in this particular location. Once in near ruin, the temple in Chennai where the first Pradosham Ritual occurred is experiencing a renewal. Dr. Pillai, the founder of AstroVed identified the temple years ago as being a very powerful vortex for karma removal. In the story of the Churning of the Milky Ocean, Nandhi was the one who carried the poison to Shiva at His request. After Shiva drank the poison, He fell down and Parvati grabbed his throat to stop the flow, and that is why the Blue Throat. At that same moment, Nandhi had a thought that if he carried the poison to Shiva and is not affected by it, then maybe he is more powerful than Shiva. Nandhi immediately went mad and ran around kicking wildly. Parvati managed to put a ring through his nose and tame him, bringing him back to sanity.

It was at this spot of Koyambedu Temple where Nandhi rests to this day. His statue here depicts a peaceful smile. During the Pradosham ritual, both the Shiva Lingam and the Nandhi statue are given an abishekam, Shiva's energy flows through Nandhi during this time. It is symbolically represented by Nandhi carrying Shiva on his back. Nandhi represents Dharma. This is action with righteousness which is the opposite of accruing karma through wrong action. The world is out of balance now with evil and negativity being predominant.

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