Friday, September 28, 2012

Astrorrachita - My World of Astrology,Tarot and Life -Thoughts: Somnath- The Nectar of Youth God

Astrorrachita - My World of Astrology,Tarot and Life -Thoughts: Somnath- The Nectar of Youth God: This temple, as obvious from the name, is dedicated to Somnath, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. There is quite a myth and l...

Somnath- The Nectar of Youth God

This temple, as obvious from the name, is dedicated to Somnath, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva.
The Somnath Temple, Gujarat somnath jyotirlinga
There is quite a myth and legend that envelops the temple. According to folklore, Som is the name of the Moon God and was the son-in-law of Daksha. When Som was given some directions by Daksha, Som disregarded them. Daksha got furious and cursed Som that his light will wane. Before the curse, the moon was believed to be equally bright every night! After the curse, other Gods pleaded with Daksha to take it back. Daksha relented and asked Som to take a bath at the mouth of River Saraswati and worship Lord Shiva. The Lord was happy with his penance and reduced the waning to what we know as the lunar cycle.  Since then, Lord Shiva is known as Somdev. The Somdev Temple is believed to have been built by the Moon God Himself. People feel so because the temple has stood the test of time and vandals.
The Somdev Temple was apparently built by the Moon God in gold. Then Ravana supposedly rebuilt it in silver, then by Lord Krishna is wood and finally by Bhim, the second brother of the Pandavas, in stone. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ganesh Chaturthi 18th Sep 2012 onwards


On the day of the festival, THE IDOL is placed on raised platforms in homes or in elaborately decorated outdoor tents for people to view and pay their homage. The priest, usually clad in red silk dhoti and shawl, then invokes life into the idol amidst the chanting of mantras. This ritual is called 'pranapratishhtha'. After this the 'shhodashopachara' (16 ways of paying tribute) f

ollows. Coconut, jaggery, 21 'modakas' (rice flour preparation), 21 'durva' (trefoil) blades and red flowers are offered. The idol is anointed with red unguent or sandal paste (rakta chandan). Throughout the ceremony, Vedic hymns from the Rig Veda and Ganapati Atharva Shirsha Upanishad, and Ganesha stotra from the Narada Purana are chanted. Photo: Picture shared by Maa Vaishno Devi Fan Jitendra Kumar

For 10 days, from Bhadrapad Shudh Chaturthi to the Ananta Chaturdashi, Ganesha is worshipped. On the 11th day, the image is taken through the streets in a procession accompanied with dancing, singing, to be immersed in a river or the sea symbolizing a ritual see-off of the Lord in his journey towards his abode in Kailash while taking away with him the misfortunes of all man.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Increase your memory and Nerve Stamina. No more being edgy/frazzled nerved.


This is an excellent remedy for those who have a Weak Mercury(Buddh) in their astrology chart.
As per W.H.O.about 21000 plants have got medicinal values.Among them about 300 plants are in India.Brahmi is one among them.

The word Brahmi means the Goddess of intelligence. It has been extens
ively used in Ayurveda for the last thousands of years. Brahmi has been mentioned in the historic medicinal book ” Sushrut samhita “. Chinese people use this in their traditional medicines for youthfulness and longevity of life. 


Medicinal values -
* It helps in the growth of nerve cells. It helps to reduce mental tension. It removes depression. It improves the remembering power of the brain.
* It helps in the development of the cells of hair follicles. Hence it is used in the production of hair oils. We see it in the advertisement of Dabur – the famous ayurvedic company of India.It also helps to get rid from dandruf.
* Eating 4 – 5 leaves of Brahmi helps in correcting the voice especially in children with speech deformity.
*Take the juice of the leaves. Rub it to the base of the hair.Keep it for 30 minutes and then take bath. This removes dandruf.
* It improves digestive capacity and removes acidity when taken orally.
* Brahmi contains kerotin, amino acids and vitamins. Hence it acts as a nutritious food.
* It is also used in epilepsy and skin diseases.

In Sanskrit it is called Kapotavanga, Somavalli, Saraswati, Suvarchala, Mahoushadhi,Surashreshta, Vaidhatree, Divyateja, Varaa, Parameshtinee and Soumyaa. 
It is a small plant with a stem and single leaf resembling the ear of mouse. It spreads very fast in low wet areas. In rainy season,it grows well. It is commonly seen in the hilly areas by the side of the road from Haridwar to Badri. Brahmi that we get here is the best one amongst all.

Monday, September 03, 2012

Astrorrachita - My World of Astrology,Tarot and Life -Thoughts: Transform your Love Life through Vastu & Feng Shui...

Astrorrachita - My World of Astrology,Tarot and Life -Thoughts: Transform your Love Life through Vastu & Feng Shui...: Love is the corner stone of any harmonious home and Vaastu and Feng Shui are potent and interesting tools to be used prudently to enhance...

Transform your Love Life through Vastu & Feng Shui

PictureLove is the corner stone of any harmonious home and Vaastu and Feng Shui are potent and interesting tools to be used prudently to enhance the feelings of passion and affection.

When your home is Vastu-friendly:

  • The feelings of bonding and sensitivity are ignited easily,
  • They have a higher chance of getting reciprocated by your partner,
  • The mental wavelength matches and there are common dreams built that the emotional bonding helps to fulfil.

The directional understanding is the first step towards building a Love Rich home. As per feng shui, the direction of relationships and passion is South West. Look at the diagram below to follow this.

The element is Earth which signifies the importance of having a well grounded and stable relationship for the emotional well being of a person. Activating this direction brings good luck to romance within the house and keeps the juices of passion flowing.

  • This direction should be absolutely clutter free. The more the clutter here, the more the positive “chi” will be trapped here and give rise to blocked emotions and misunderstandings in the relationship of the mates in the house.
  • The area should be well lit and also should be regularly energised by the tinkling of bells and burning of incense/aroma candles.
  • Relationships need constant reaffirmations to flourish, thus the more you energise this direction, the more it will be cleansed of even an iota of negativity and there will be no scope where marital tension can actually germinate.
  • Hanging crystal ball/5 stick chime also absorbs the currents of mistrust and helps to dissipate the clawing clouds of unrest in the relationships.

The bedroom of the master couple in the house should be in the South West Direction. Both Vastu (Indian spatial science) and Feng Shui (Chinese spatial science) agree whole heartedly on the “Direction of Relationships” having its element as Earthy.

This is a very interesting observation because out of the 5 elements, Panchmahabhoot, Earth is the only one to be the most well endowed element having the attributes of touch, smell, taste, colour and form.

Thus, activate the earthiness of the Relationship corner to keep your Love Life glowing.

Let’s go through what an ideal “Love-nest” should be like:
  • The bed is best placed in SW direction of the couple’s bedroom.
  • Cupboards/closets are best in the South or West.
  • Cupboard containing cash, jewellery, family heirlooms should be placed in a way it opens towards North.
  • Dressing should be in east and if the dressing mirrors are reflecting the bed, it can lead to multiplying of sexual energies and looking for pleasures outside the marriage. Keep the dressing mirror free of reflections of the bed.
  • Walls are best kept white/light pink. Red should be avoided unless the associated planets are weak in the horoscope of the master of the house.
  • Do not keep metallic objects in this direction as Metal tends to diminish the Earthy element.
  • Avoid metal beds/night stands/dressers/doors in the bedroom.

North East is the opposite side of the NE-SW axis and brings in the positive, refreshing energy that keeps the love alive in the house. Thus this direction should be low lying and designed in a way that maximum fresh air and spiritual elements are let into the house leading to thoughts of monogamy and faithfulness.
Tips for Energising the Love Direction of your Home:

  • If you are already facing conflicts or frequent arguments at home with your spouse, also check the SE corner of your home. Too much fire element here could be leading to aggression and ego enhancement in the body. This is a subtle process and the person does not realise it. Hence analyse yourself if you are behaving unusually short tempered these days.
  • Cleanse your bedroom by performing the “Navgraha shanti” Pooja done in this direction of your home.
  • Re-cleanse it everyday by blowing a conch shell and lighting incense sticks every day in that corner.
  • Place a photograph of the couple taken during happy times.
  • Place 2 heart shaped crystals with a red ribbon in this direction of bedroom. This enhances the feeling of the wedding vows being permanent. 
  • Strengthen the earth element by keeping large, decorative terracotta vases in the bedroom. Keep pink and red artificial long stalks of flowers in this.
  • Growing potted bamboo trees in the SW corner of living/dining room is very auspicious. This augments the fertility of a relationship making it deepen with time.

Vastu and Feng Shui are wonderful to manipulate (positively) the energies of your home to let the “Love” elements remain in the environment while the negative ones are flushed out.

-Rrachita Gupta