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The Satyanarayana Vrat and Pooja is a popular ritual performed to please
Narayan or Lord Vishnu. It can be performed any time but the full moon
day is a good time when most Hindus perform this pooja. The month of Shrawan
(July/August) or on starting a new phase in one’s life like a new
business, wedding, a new house etc. The essence of this Vrat is to accept
the Almighty Lord Vishnu as the Truth and take the vows of truthfulness
in one’s day to day living, discarding at the same time the ego.
In doing so, eternal peace is yours as well as whatever material requirements
Graha Shanti pooja is done to appease the particular
planet which is an adverse position in one’s horoscope or to enhance
the effect of a positive influence of a particular planet. Each planetary
power has to be appeased in a different way and thus the pooja ritual.
Surya Pooja is to appease the planetary power Sun, the
supreme power of the solar system. Sun is the lord of the Sun-sign Leo
and the direction East. In astrology the Sun is known as the soul of “Kaal
pursha”. Surya pooja is indicated when Sun is powerless or depleted
in the horoscope.
Chandra Pooja is performed to appease the planetary power
of the Moon, the Second Supreme power in astrology,the Queen. Since the
moon takes the least of the time to transit in all 12 houses of the horoscope
hence the moon has a major influence on our daily life. Moon is the planet,
which rules our emotions, our thoughts and fortune, fame, memory, success,
happiness, and comforts.
Mangal Pooja is performed to appease planet Mars. Mars
is the ‘Prince’ among all the planets. Performing Mangal pooja
can reduce the troubles and hurdles caused due to malefic position of
Mars in the horoscope. Mars represents the virtues of bravery, patience,
tolerance, spirit, steadiness and also the vices of anger, lies, disgustingness,
jealousy, protectiveness and excitements etc.
Budh Pooja is peformed to appease planet Mercury. As
per Indian astrology, Budha is the son of Moon and is the smallest planet
in the solar system. Budh pooja enhances the power of speech and is recommended
to reduce the tribulations caused due to malefic position of Mercury in
the horoscope. Mercury is the planet, which directly affects the trade
Brihaspati Pooja is perform to appease planet Jupiter.
Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. According to Hindu
Shastra, “Brahaspati” is known as “Guru” or teacher
of all “Devtas”.
Jupiter is very auspicious planet and pooja in honour of Jupiter enhances
wisdom, knowledge, religion, fortune, happiness, welfare, joy, devotion,
spirituality, generosity, charity, gentleness, statesmanship, fame, wealth
, respect, reputation, honor, dignity and social status. If Jupiter is
well placed in the horoscope one can enjoy all the joys of life. Yet,
one can find his life ruined in all respects due to malefic effects of
planet Jupiter. Brihaspati Pooja is recommended to increase the power
of the benefic Jupiter or to reduce the tribulations caused by malefic
Shukra Pooja is performed to appease planet Venus, the
Guru of demons, Venus is the most shining and beautiful planet in the
solar system. Shukra Puja is recommended to remove the malefic effects
of Venus in one's horoscope.
Shani Pooja is performed to appease planet planet Saturn,
Saturn is the slowest planet in the solar system. As per Indian astrology,
Saturn takes almost 2 years six months of time to transit from one house
to another. If Saturn is malefic in one horoscope chart then Shani Pooja
is recommend to remove the malefic effects.
Rahu Pooja is performed to appease the planetary power
Rahu, the dragon’s head. Rahu is said to be a shadow planet. When
the Dragon's Head is malefic in one horoscope chart then Rahu Pooja is
recommended to remove the malefic effects.
Ketu Pooja is performed to appease
planetary power Ketu, the dragon’s tail. Ketu is also said to be
a shadow planet. If Dragon's Tail is malefic in one horoscope chart then
Ketu Puja is recommend to remove the malefic effects.
This pooja is performed to appease all the nine
planets. Navgrah Puja is recommended to balance the planetary powers and
is considered to overcome the tribulations caused by the loss of balance
between the planets. As there are many people in the world who are not
aware of their birth details (Date of Birth, Time of Birth and Place of
Birth), required to make a proper horoscope, the “Navgrah Pooja”
is an excellent way to appease all planets people
The house we live in is not an object made of brick
and mortar but an entity with the “ grih purush” or the spirit
of the house dwelling in it. A house becomes a home when the residents
of the house quell the spirits, purify the environment by reverberation
of the mantras and the smoke emanating from the hawan. All the planetary
deities are also pacified by pooja.
The owner of the house and his family all sit together on an auspicious
day and perform the devata pooja. Grah shanti pooja and the hawan to make
the house habitable. This ritual is believed to ward off any bad spirits,
negative energy that may be present in the house and bring peace, prosperity
and good health for the inhabitants. .
Thus, the “grih pravesh” is an important ritual that one should
perform before one enters a new home.
This ritual is an extension of “vaastu shashtra”, a science
that tells us the best way to build a house and the optimizes the use
of spaces that are used as residences, offices or factories.
Rudra is the name of Lord Shiva. He is the supreme
power and the destroyer of evil. The many names of Shiva describe His
physical aspects and His powers. Thus 'Tri Netra' (three eyed), Neela
kantha' (blue necked), Nataraja, Ardhanareeswara(both man and woman),
etc.are the descriptions of Lord Shiva He is gentle as well as fierce,
the greatest of renouncers as well as the ideal lover. He always protects
his devotees from mishaps. He is simple, merciful and compassionate.
Sundar Kand is the fifth chapter of the Ramayana. This chapter describes
Hanuman ji's vow to cross the ocean in search of Sita mata, his intellect
and strength to overcome all obstacles on his way, how his meeting alleviates
Sita mata's pain, and his show of great courage and wisdom in the assembly
of Ravan as an ambassador of Shri Ram. On his way back, Hanuman ji demonstrates
the power of Shri Ram's army by burning important palaces of Ravan's kingdom.
Upon his return to the shore, Shri Ram himself immensely appreciates Hanuman
ji and embraces him after hearing details of his journey to Lanka, and
finally Shri Ram lays the plan to build the bridge across the ocean to
Lanka with the help of his army.
All the chapters of Ramayana except Sundar Kand are named on the basis
of places or events. In Sundar Kand, through his heroic efforts, Hanuman
ji is able to bring happiness to both Shri Ram and Sita. He sang glories
of Shri Ram and was praised by Shri Ram for his work and viewed upon as
a brother. Due to the description of beautiful incidences and beautiful
relationship between Bhakta and Bhagwan, this chapter is called Sundar
Chanting of Sundar Kand instills the feeling of happiness and peace in
the devotee; and it has the power of removing the miseries of the devotee
as he spiritually elevates himself. In the words of a great Indian philosopher
and thinker Shri Rajagopalachari, "One cannot understand Hindu dharma
unless one knows Ram, Sita, Lakshman, Bharat and Hanuman
Vastu is a part of Sthapatya Veda (vedic architecture).
According to the Vaastu shastra, energy imbalances in the home are the
cause of obstacles in one's progress. Sometimes there are faults in construction
to add to any innate problems with the present energy of the environment.
This Yagya is highly recommended when moving into a new home.It removes
all evil and negativity of the home, improves the health of the residents,
increase creativity & inner intelligence, increase the longivity of
life, growth in spiritual & material life, increase harmony &
stability in family. In commercial place by performing Vastu
yagya improves the efficiency of employees, expansion & profit in
business. The process involves energizing the actual ground or bhoomi,
the foundations, the central pillars and the entrances of the house. It
is also highly beneficial if some one is
not living in a house according to vastu. It corrects the Vastu dosha
when performed periodically.
This is done before ground breaking. After purchasing
the land the person have to contact their astrologer to take the muhurta
for ground breaking . Then on the basis of that muhurta Panditji will
do Puja and Yagya.
Griha Pravesh Yagya
( entering a home first time):
It is done after completing the house and on this
day special Yagya very briefly will take place and the house owner with
family will enter in that home. This Yagya is for pacification of all
negative energy and increasing more harmony, welbeing and overall progress
in that home. Many things have to followed during the time of construction.
Panditji will guide if some one needs his service.
So importantly for having a good house according to Sthapatya Veda is,
choosing a proper land, starting every thing with proper muhurta and Yagya,
construction as per the vedic rules and performing Vastu Yagya before
entering the home first time .
Kaal Sarpa Yagya
The actual meaning of Kaal means death. The person
born under Kaal - Sarp Yoga passes through death like situation for the
entire life. The Kaal Sarp Yog is formed when all the planets are present
in between Rahu and Ketu. According to Indian astrology, there are many
types of Kaal Sarpa Yogas are there. If in between Rahu & Ketu all
seven planets comes then it is not good. The person who takes birth in
this Yoga faces different kind of problems and instability in life like
problems in teen age, disturbances in mind, loss in business, family problems
etc. A person who has Kaal Sarpa Yoga in the horoscope always fear from
death ,suffer from any tension, insecure. This Yoga is more dangerous
than other malefic yoga. This Yoga effects a person till 30 to 47 years
and some time entire life, it depends upon the position of Kaal Sarp Yoga
in the birth chart. So it is important to find out the Kaalsarpa Yoga
in the chart and which bhava (houses) are effected. Relationship between
Kaalsarpa Yoga and present maha dasha- antardasha etc.
Some very special Yagyas are there to neutralize the Kaalsarpa Yoga in
the chart and get more benefic results. It is always wise to do Planet
Yagya along with the Kaalsarpa Yagna.
or Durga Saptashati or Chandi Path
The Devi Mahatmyam is a collection of 700 Slokas
on Sri Durga from Markandeya Purana Navaratri is celebrated four times
a year. They are Ashada Navaratri, the Sharada Navaratri, the Maha Navaratri
and the Vasantha Navaratri. Of these, the Sharada Navaratri of the month
of Puratashi and the Vasantha Navaratri of the Vasantha kala are very
important. If you refer to the agni purana, then it is said that the Puratashi
and Panguni (in Tamil months) i.e. Asvin and Chaitra are like the two
jaws of Lord Yama. If one wants to escape the mouth of Yama, then one
should celebrate Navaratri on these two occasions. A similar analogy is
presented in the devi bhagavatam. Devi bhagavatam also talks in detail
on how one should observe fasts, and how one should meditate/work on these
days. According to legend, Durga sat on the tip of a needle for nine days,
doing a severe penance to destroy the evil Asura Mahisha. On the first
three days, she meditated as Herself, the next three days as Mahalakshmi
and the last three days as Sarasvati. This signifies progression from
tamsik, to rajasik to satvik and eventually obtaining liberation. The
tenth day during Sharada Navaratri is called vijayadashami to signify
the victory on the day of dashami. It is, however, a long tradition that
one reads the devi-bhagavatam or the devi mahatmyam (Durga saptashati,
700 verses on Durga) during this period. Devi bhagavatam notes that Rama
meditated and fasted for nine days after Sita was kidnapped by Ravana.
It is considered auspicious to recite the Devi Maahaatmyam during Navaraatri
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These special Yagyas are performed to alleviate
the negative effects of the natal moon's position in Aswini, Ashlesha,
Magha, Jyeshtha, Moola or Revati. Depending on the natal chart, they may
be combined with Yagas to Ganesha, Durga, Vishnu or Siva, or with the
Navagraha Shanti Yagya.