In chapter 9-26 of revered Bhagwat Gita Lord Krishna says to his devotees, “ Whoever offers to Me, with love or devotion , a leaf, a flower, a fruit or water that offering of love of the pure self-controlled man is willingly and readily accepted by Me.”Similarly , the incarnation of Lord Krishna and Vishnu Sai Baba of Shirdhi is also ambivalent and generous towards his devotees, particularly towards the ones who venerate at his feet every day and make the offering with total dedication and surrender. If we cast a glance at Him for a moment, He destroys the sorrow of our previous births and generously confers immense bliss on one and all and if He looks at us with grace, our bondage of Karma is immediately snapped away and we are led to complete and perfect happiness.
As per Hemad Pant, the author and Baba’s close confident and follower, vide chapter 22 of Sai Sad Charitra , Sai Baba’s everlasting divinity and blessings on his each and every follower without any distinction of stature, caste, creed or religion makes everybody so comfortably relieved from the incessant worries and complexities of life that they feel a sense of everlasting bliss and total security in their respective lives. Sai Baba in short is a quest jewel of the saints, the true people and devotees. We prostrate ourselves before and take refuge at the lotus feet of Sai Baba, Who besets all animate and inanimate things in the universe- Who pervades all creatures equally without any differentiation, to Whom all devotees are alike and Who knows not honor and dishonor, like or dislike. If we remember him with full dedication, honesty, devotion and surrender to HIM,
He fulfils all our wishes and makes us attain our goal by all means. How to meditate on Baba? This is a main question for those who are desirous to be his ardent followers and want to seek his valuable blessings. It’s a hard and true fact that no one has till date been able to fathom the nature or the form of Almighty. Even the Vedas and the thousand tongued Shesha are not able to describe it fully, the devotees also cannot know but only look at the form of Lord, for they know that, HIS FEET are the only refuge for ultimate solace and salvation. They know no other method of attaining the supreme goal of life except meditating on the Holy Feet.
Therefore meditate on Baba but let’s first see His Baba’s form. Look at Baba’s posture, how fine it is. He is peacefully sitting with His legs folded, the right leg held across the left knee. The fingers of His left hand are spread on the right foot. On the toe are spread His two fingers- the index and middle ones. By this posture Baba seems to say- if you want to see my true form, be egoless and most humble, and meditate on My toe through the opening between- index and middle fingers and then you will be able to see my light.
Similarly, now let’s turn to Baba’s life.
Shirdi has become a most significant place of pilgrimage for Sai Bhaktas who come here from all around the globe, on account of the fact that Sai Baba once lived there physically and is even present there today to bless us . People from all quarters began to flock there and both rich and the poor began to be benefitted in more ways than one. Who can describe Baba’s boundless love and His wonderful knowledge including His all pervasiveness? Blessed is he or she who could experience these. Sometimes Baba observed long silence called Maun Vrat which was in a way, His dissertation on Bramha, at other times;
He was Pure Consciousness-Bliss Incarnate, surrounded by His ardent devotees. Sometimes, He spoke in parables and at other times, indulged in wit and humour. At times He was quite peaceful and calm and at time he seemed badly enraged. Sometimes He gave His teachings in nutshell, say precisely while at other times he argued at length. Many a times He was direct. In this way He gave varied instructions to many, according to their requirements. Sai Baba’s life was therefore inscrutable, beyond the ken of our mind, intellect and speech. Our longing to see His face, to talk with Him and hear His Leelaas, was never satisfied; still we were overflowing with joy. We can gauge the showers of rain, capture the wind in the leather bag but who can measure His leelaas?
Now we deal here with one aspect of them viz how He anticipated or forestalled the calamities of His devotees and warned them in time.
Balasaheb Mirikar, son of Sardar Kakasaheb Mirikar was a Mamlatdar of Kopergaon. He was going on the tour of Chitali. On the way he came to Shirdi, to see Sai Baba. When he went to the Masjid and prostrated himself before Baba, the usual conversation, regarding health and other matters commenced, when Baba sounded a note of warning,’’ Do you know our DWARKJAMAYEE?’As Balasaheb did not understand, he kept quiet and Baba continued saying further, “This is our Dwarkamayee where you are sitting.” She wards off all dangers, ill conceived notions and anxieties of the children who sit in her lap.
The Masjid mai ( its presiding Diety) is very merciful , she is the mother of simple devotees whom she will save by all means in calamities. Once a person sits in Her lap, ALL HIS OR HER TROUBLES ARE OVER. He who rests in Her shade, gets bliss. Then Baba gave Him Udi and placed His hand on his head , with the intent to bless Him. When Bala Saheb was about to depart. He again said, “Do you know the “Lamba Baba”,( Long gentleman) viz. serpent?” And then, closing the left fist He brought it under the right elbow and moving His left arm lie the hood of a serpent, said” He is so terrible, but what can he do to the children of Dwarkamayee? When the Dwarkamayee ( its presiding Deity) protects, what can the serpent do?”
All who were present there were curious to know the meaning of all this and its reference to Mirikar, but none had the courage to ask Bab about all this.
Then Balasahe saluted Baba and left the Masjid with Shama. Baba called Shama back and asked him to accompany Balasaheb and enjoy the Chitali trip. Shama came to Balasaheb and told him that he would go with him, according to Baba’s wish. Balasaheb replied that he need not come, as it would be inconvenient to both of them. Shama immediately returned to Baba and told Him what Balasaheb said. Baba said,” Alright, do not go. We should mean well and do well. Whatever is destined to happen, will happen. In the meanwhile , Balasaheb thought it over what Baba had said again and calling Shama, asked him to accompany him. Then Shama went again to Baba and after taking His leave started with Balasaheb on the Tonga. They reached Chitali at 9P.M. and encamped in the Maruti Temple.
The office people had not come so they sat in the temple, talking and chitchatting. Balasaheb was sitting on the mat, reading the newspaper. His Uparani ( upper Dhotar) was spread across his waist and on it a snake was sitting unnoticed. It began to move with a hissing sound, which was heard by the peon sitting there. He got terrified and brought a lantern, saw the snake and raised the alarm,” serpent, serpent.” Balasaheb was badly terrified and frightened. He began to quiver. Shama too was shocked and stunned. Feeling badly feared he and others moved quietly and took sticks, clubs etc. in their hands. The snake, however slowly came down the waist and moved away from Balasaheb sending shivers down his spine. The snake was immediately done to death.
Thus this calamity, which was prophesized by Baba, was averted within no time and Balasahebs’s devotion in Baba confirmed. There are numerous other miracles of Baba in Sai Satcharitra that clearly show how Baba saved His devotees from calamities, danger and adverse situations by coming to their rescue as and when His devotees felt the need for the same by remembering Baba honestly and from the inner core of the pious heart.
Draupadi: Ten Interesting facts!!!
Draupadi is the most significant woman in the Hindu classic, Mahabharata.
As depicted in the Mahabharata, Draupadi was the daughter of Drupada, the king of Panchala, which is now known located somewhere in Bareilly. Drupada had been defeated by the Arjuna, on behalf of Guru Dronacharya. Latter, in order to gain revenge on Guru Dronacharya, Drupada performed a Putrakameshti yajna. From that sacrificial yajna kund, appeared a beautiful dark-skinned young woman Draupadi. When she emerged from the fire, a heavenly voice (aakaashvaani) said that she would bring about the destruction of the Kuruvansh.
Here are some interesting facts about Draupadi, the Paanchaali.
It is believed by some people that Draupadi, in her previous birth, was Indrasena the wife of great saint Moudgalya, who died in early age due to leprosy. In order to fulfill her own desires, Indrasena worshiped Lord Shiva and asked for a husband. However, she asked the same for five times in a rush.
There is another version of Mahabharata, where it is mentioned that Draupadi was a great devotee of Lord Shiva, and had always wished to marry someone with five qualities including Righteousness, Mighty, Archery Skills, Handsome and Tolerant. However, Lord Shiva misinterpreted her to wish and blessed her to have five husbands with each personality.
In South India, it is believed that Draupadi was an incarnation of Goddess Maha Kali, who was born to help Lord Krishna to abolish the arrogant Kauravas.
Draupadi agreed to become the wife of five Pandavas on one condition, i.e. she would never share her household with any other women, which means the Pandavas had no right to bring their other wives to Indraprastha.
Pandavas also decided that Draupadi would stay with each of the brothers for a year and then would move to next brother. This shrewd decision was taken to prevent distrust and to identify paternity of Draupadi’s children.
As agreed between Pandavas and Draupadi, only one brother was permissible to enter her chamber at a time and was supposed to keep his shoes outside as a mark of indication but one day, a dog took away Yudhishthira’s shoes then Draupadi cursed dogs by saying: “All the world will see you copulate in public, stripped of all shame.”
Before Draupadi moved from one husband to another, she walked through fiery fire to recapture her purity and virginity.
Draupadi had one son each from each of the Pandava brothers. They were known as Uppanadavas.
Draupadi’s Vessel, which means her kitchen that, had an abundant stock of food. It was considered as a mark of a great homemaker and Draupadi was surely one. She never let anyone sleep empty stomach in her palace or those who came for alms.
Draupadi had always considered Lord Krishna as her true friend, Sakhaa. Lord Krishna was the only who came to her rescue whenever she had found herself in awful situations.
Draupadi was never responsible for the Mahabharata war, however, most of the people do believe that she was the one who provoked for the war. That is absolutely incorrect. Of course she had always encouraged Yudhishthir and Arjun to fight against wrong, however, the issue still remains debatable based on people’s perceptions.
Strange Superstitions across the World!
In Brazil, it is believed that handbags shouldn’t touch the floor or ground, as this is considered as a bad luck. People believe that if the handbags are kept or fall on the ground, then the owner of the handbag will lose the money kept inside it.
As per Chinese culture, the number four and its multiples are extremely unlucky, as the Chinese phonation of the number ‘four’ is similar to the word ‘death’. People in China usually avoid the number four in almost everything including building numbers and number plates as well. Similarly, the numbers 13 and 23 are also believed to bring bad luck, so many elevators in China don’t have these numbers on their control panels.
In Vermont, the United States, many farmhouses that are constructed in 19th century are built with slanted windows in the roofs. This is because of the local people who believe that witches unable fly their brooms into tilted openings.
Egyptians believe that opening and closing of scissors without cutting anything or simply keeping scissors open is a sign of bad luck or misfortune. It is also assumed that placing them under pillow while sleeping can help prevent nightmares.
It is a common practice in Zimbabwe that the husband casts a spell on his wife to prevent her from infidelity. Should this spell be broken, it is assumed that the bodies of the cheating couple become tightly bound together in a ritual known as ‘durawalling’, and are thus inseparable. The exercise is believed in so sturdily that it acts as a strong preventive for extra-marital affairs.
Stomach should be kept hidden during a thunderstorm, especially before falling asleep. This is due to the blind belief that Raijin, the god of thunder, will steal and devour your belly button while you’re in peaceful slumber! It is also thought that the Raiju loves sleeping in a human navel. Therefore Japanese often sleep on their stomachs during bad weather.
Buckets or carts in Russia are never kept empty, as both are believed to be bad signs of poor fortune. Therefore, street cleaners are encouraged to keep their brooms, rakes and other cleaning equipment in their buckets to keep them full always.
According to Spanish beliefs one should eat twelve grapes at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve for good luck and wealth throughout the life.
In Sweden the manhole covers on the pavement are marked with either a “K”, for the Swedish word for ‘fresh water’ and ‘love’), or an “A”, for the Swedish word for ‘sewage’ and ‘broken heart’. Local folks believe that their love fortune and fate can be determined by the amount of K and A covers they pass over, and they can plan their steps accordingly. If you step over the wrong kind of manhole cover it is said to bring negativity. Gratefully, it can be countered by three hearty slaps on the back.
Spilling some water on ground behind a person going for job interview is believed to bring good luck. The movement of water is symbolic to fluid movement and tranquillity, so they should tackle the task ahead with ease.
Chanakya Neeti: Key to Success
Chanakya, also known as Kautilya and Vishnu Gupta was not only an Indian teacher, philosopher, and royal adviser; he was a real political strategist who has an important role in the establishment of Mauryan Empire. Chanakya was the chief advisor to Chandragupta as well as to his son Bindusara. Two great books are attributed to Chanakya, one is Arthashastra and the other one is Chanakya Niti, also known as Chanakya Neeti-Shastra. Chanakya’s Arthashastra throws light on monetary and fiscal policies, welfare, international relations, and war strategies. On the other hand, the Chanakya Niti is a collection of aphorisms, believed to be carefully chosen by Chanakya from various Shastras.
Here we present a few Chanakya Neeti lessons.
Remedial Measures for Malefic Doshas in Vedic Astrology
In Vedic astrology, the meaning of doshas is the unfavorable conditions or flaws that are considered as the root cause of bad luck or negative results. The term doshas have come from Sanskrit language and it occurs due to the unfavorable position of the planets in the twelve houses of your birth chart or Janm kundali or Janm patrikaa. Maximum doshas are caused due to incorrect positioning of the planet Mars. The well-known Manglik Dosha/ Kuja Dosha/Mangal Dosha Manglik dosha in Indian astrology occurs when the position of planet mars in 1, 4, 7, 8, 12, house. Other major malefic planets of Vedic astrology are Saturn, responsible for 75% of the doshas, Sun for 50% and Rahu for 25% of all the doshas.
Here are major doshas that have been impacting you negatively to a great extent. Let’s check how we can get rid of these.
Kaal Sarp Dosh
The Kaal Sarp dosh occurs when all the planets positions within the arch of Rahu and Ketu. It brings unwanted sorrows, health issues, debts and disputes in the family in your life.
- Chant Om Namashivaya
- Chant Maha Mritunjay Mantra daily
- Chant Gayatri Mantra
- Offer Rudrabhishekh
- Don’t kill snakes and reptiles.
Pitru Dosh, one of the most harmful doshas that everyone is afraid of. It brings a lot of issues in life including severe problems in career, marital life, legal issues, social as well as financial status.
- Offer Shradh regularly and diligently to ancestors.
- Perform Tripandi Shradh.
- Offer water to the banyan tree, which will reduce the ill effect of Pitra Dosh.
- Offer food to the Brahmins on the day of Amavasya.
- Donate or distribute food items in the temples and other spiritual places on full moon day or purnima and new moon day or amavasya.
Nadi Dosh occurs when the two Nadi become the same in the birth chart or Janam Patrika. According to Vedic astrology, the Ashtakuta matching is necessary for the couple before entering into marriage and Nadi Dosh is believed to be inauspicious in the natal chart and hence marriage is denied.
Few symptoms of Nadi dosha include no physical attraction between the couple, the possibility of infertility, marital discord and health problems of a spouse. Also, kids born from such marriages are likely to be mentally weak.
- The proposed bride should get married to Lord Vishnu first and then the proposed groom to neutralize the Nadi Dosh.
- Donate clothing, grains, cow to Brahmins and poor or needy people.
- Be loyal to each other in any circumstances
- Chant Maha Mrityunjay Mantra.
- Perform Nadi Nivarana Puja.
Guru Chandal Dosh
The auspicious planet, Guru when conjoined with the malefic Rahu and Ketu, Guru Chandal Yoga occurs. The dosha brings financial crisis along with infertility or kids with weak mental state. Dosha brings no education and knowledge. The person with Guru Chandal dosha always suffers from poverty and people with this dosha are pessimistic by nature.
- Feed green grass to the cow.
- Help poor and needy people.
- Perform Hanuman Puja and Chant Hanuman Chalisa every day.
- Chant mantras for Lord Ganesh and Lord Shiva every day.
- Pour cow milk in the root of a banyan tree.
- Offer water to the Shiv Ling on every Monday.
- When Guru Chandal Dosh happens in the inimical house, then you should perform Puja for both Guru and Rahu.
- If Guru Chandal happens in Gochar or transit, then you should perform Puja for Rahu, be disciplined, respect parents and elderly people. Offer food to poor people.
Mangal Dosh also known as Kuja Dosh, Mangalik Dosh occurs when the planet Mars is posited in the ascendant or 1st, 4th, 7th, 8th, and 12th house. In South India, Mars positioned in 2nd house is believed to be manga dosha in the birth chart. Being Manglik creates unnecessary dispute between husband and wife, the health of one of the partners remains down, no mutual harmony. It also brings Infidelity and legal issue between the couple is likely to happen.
- Chant Gayatri Mantra.
- Put on a red coral in the ring finger with gold
- Read Sundarakand or Hanuman Chalisa.
- Get married to a person with Mangal Dosha.
- Keep fast on Tuesday and you should eat only Toor Daal while keeping fast.
- The Mangal Dosh can be pacified by performing Kumbh Vivah that is the Mangalik person should get married with a banana tree or banyan tree or idol of Lord Vishnu made of silver or gold.
Grahan Dosha is also considered as wicked Graha Dosh. The Grahan Dosh occurs when a person is born with the Sun and Moon in conjunction with Rahu and Ketu; in simple words if a person takes birth on Solar or Lunar eclipse. People with Grahan dosh find it difficult to have kids. The kids at home get ill easily. Frequent miscarriages happen when Grahan dosh is present. It also brings inharmony at home and failure in business along with chronic diseases, disappointment, frustration, and depression become part of life.
- Respect to your Guru and help him.
- If the Grahan Dosh occurs due to the planet Sun, then you should offer water to the Lord Surya every day and chant Aditya Hriday Stotram every day. Avoid salt on Sunday. Offer red colored dresses to girl children.
- If the Grahan Dosh happens due to Moon, then donate white clothing. Offer rice Kheer the girl children.
- Chant Maha Mrityunjay Mantra 1,25,000 times.
- Worship Lord Shiva and Hanuman to appease the negative impact of Rahu and Ketu.
Gandamool Graha Dosh occurs when the person born with Nakshatras of Mercury and Ketu. The Nakshatra like Ashwin, Ashlesha, Magha, Jyestha, Moola, and Revati are ruled by the planet Mercury. It brings bad luck or struggles to the father, mother and other members of the family.
- The parent should perform Gand Mool Shanti Pooja after 27 days of the birth of the kid.
- Chant Maha Mrityunjay Mantra regularly and donate foods to the Brahmins.
- The father of the baby should not see the face of the child for 27 days. The father should keep a small piece of alum in the pocket for 27 days.
- You should worship Lord Ganesh if you are born with Ashwin, Magha, and Moola.
The planet Saturn or Shani is the ruler of justice. The Shani punishes when you have done some wrongdoing in life. Shani Dosh differs from time to time. The most known Shani Doshas are Shani Sade Shati, Shani Dheya and Shani Mahadasha, which can be harmful when the planet Shani is malefic in the janm kundli or birth chart. If the planet Shani is exalted, own signed and Yoga Karak, then Shani will not be harmful. The Shani Dosh can bring enmity or it may make you poor. Other negative impacts include the works gets delayed, loans get mounted, health gets deteriorated, mental peace gets disturbed. The dosha also develops a tendency to keep an illicit relationship with the opposite sex.
- Worship Shani dev and chant Shani Mantra — “Nilanjan Samabhasam Raviputram Yamagrajam, Chhaya Maartand Sambhutam Tum Namami Shanaischara” on daily basis.
- Shani Chalisa: Read Shani Chalisa every day to pacify the wrath of the Shani dev.
- Hanuman Chalisa: Hanuman Chalisa is also one of the powerful Mantras that can neutralize the wrath of the Shani.
- Wear a black color dress, light small sesame or til oil Dias and offer black color fruits (e.g. black grapes) or black color Prasad (e.g. til k ladoo) to Shani dev on every Saturday.
- Worship Goddess Katyayani regularly because planet Shani is ruled by Goddess Katyani the 6th incarnation of Navdurga.
- Wear Blue Sapphire (Neelam).
The Shrapit Dosh otherwise known as Shrapit Yoga happens when the planet Saturn and Rahu conjoins in a kundli or birth chart i.e. If a person has Rahu and Saturn together in the birth chart, then it’s a Shrapit Dosh. Due to this dosha, all the work gets postponed and will be ample hindrances in business, career, wealth creation, money, family life, and social life as well.
- Perform a puja for Shani Rahu Shrapit Dosh Nivaran Puja.
- Chant Saturn’s Beej Mantra – “Om Praang Preeng Praung Sah Shanishcharaya Namah” 108 times daily to get relief from the Shrapit Dosh.
- Chant Rahu’s Beej Mantra – “Om Bhraang Bhreeng Bhraung Sah Rahvey Namah” 108 times every day to get respite from the Shrapit Dosh.
Moon or Chandrama plays an important role in Vedic astrology. The Chandra Dosh occurs when the planet Moon conjoined with Rahu. Since Moon is the ruler of the mind, it brings many kinds of unwanted thoughts, depression, fear, hatred, pessimistic feeling, etc.
- Donate articles like grains, camphor, rice, conch, silver, white sandal, white cloth, white flower, sugar, curd, white pearls, and bullock.
- Chant Manrta for Chandra — “Dadhi shankha tushaarabham ksheero darnava sambhavam Namaami shashinam somam shambhor mukuta bhooshanam”
- Fasting on Monday can pacify the negative impact of the Moon. Observe fast or Vrat for 9 consecutive Mondays.
- Wear white pearl or Moonstone to propitiate Lord Moon.
In the Indian Vedic astrology, as per Brihat Jatak by Varah Mihir, Kemadruma yoga occurs when both side of the Moon in the native chart is vacant i.e. if the 2nd house and 12th house from the Moon is free from any planets, then it’s a Kemadruma dosha. The dosha brings financial crisis and causes a lack of knowledge, health, progeny and mental peace. This Yoga can make one a pauper despite having a king-size life. The person with this kind of dosha also suffers from social stigma, misery, humiliation, and failures.
Chant Mantra for Lord Shiva. Chanting Shivapanchakshari Mantra can help you to get rid of Kemadruma Yoga.
- Worship Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati regularly.
- Visit temple on Monday and offer milk to the Shivling and chant Mantra ‘’Om Namah Shivay’’ 108 times with a Rudraksha mala.
- Keep fast on full moon day for 4 years continuously. Start fasting on full moon day that falls on Monday and Chitra Nakshatra.
- Read Sri Suktam every day while performing puja at home.
- Keep Dakshinavarti conch in the Puja place at home. Also, keep some water in this conch and pour it on the idol of Goddess Lakshmi.
- Wear a Shri Yantra as a pendant made of silver and a white pearl on it.
Sai Baba devotees donate in excess of 5 crores on Guru Purnima
How to De-Stress & Chill According to Your Zodiac Sign
Tuesday, 11 June 2019: Everyone gets stressed. When life gets on top of you a little bit and leaving you scrambling for the pause button? It’s okay to chill and take things easy once in a while!
Every zodiac sign needs to take it easy once in a while, here are the most soothing activities for you to enjoy.
1. Aries (WORKOUT)
Everyone has our own way of releasing stress after a long day. The best way to release stress for aries is to engage in daily workout. Some alone time and workout can help them gather their thoughts and reduce stress level.
2. Taurus (EAT HEALTHY)
Taureans tend to be under pressure when they experience an uncomfortable situation and looks for some peace and happiness. The best way to distress for them is to indulge in something healthy. Healthy eating with exercise can do wonders to release their stress.
3. Gemini (GET INFO)
The social butterfly of the zodiac, Geminis loves to learn and to talk. Getting some answers to her questions always makes her feel better. Even just talking to their friends and loved ones sharing information can make them feel good.
4. Cancer (NEST)
The most sentimental sign of the zodiac, Cancers are known for their emotional nature. The best way to distress them would be to build a cozy, nesting around them which could help them to calm down and do away with conflicting emotions and thoughts.
5. Leo (CREATE)
The most creative people, Leos share her unique individuality with the people and get recognized in return. That’s why the perfect stress releasing for them is to making or producing something.
6. Virgo (CLEAN)
For Virgos, being productive and creating something useful comes at the top of their list. Virgo tends to engage in cleaning chores when they stressed about anything in life.
7. Libra (TALK IT OUT)
Libras feel relief when they have somebody to talk to and being intellectual, their mind is put to best work when somebody simply listens to them. They need extra pampering and love when they’re stressed.
8. Scorpio (HAVE SEX)
Scorpio tends to find peace in sex. The perfect de-stressing for them involves some much-needed pampering and physical intimacy.
9. Sagittarius (TRAVELLING)
The king of perfection, Sagittarius have a straight forward way to distress them is traveling!
10. Capricorn (MAKE A PLAN)
Capricorns love to dream and edge up. They seek a helping hand to guide them through. Doing simple things like journaling and planning can also help them.
11. Aquarius: Make a vision board
Aquarians are known as the dreamers, The best way to destress their occupied mind would be to meditate and practice relaxation techniques.
12. Pisces (MEDITATE)
Pisceans are considered to be one of the least stressed people. To destress, the best way would be to channelize their built-up energies into something creative.
Gemmology: A Myth or Science??
Gemmology is considered as geoscience and classified under mineralogy.
Few jewellers are academically skilled gemmologists and are trained to classify and evaluate various gemstones. Although there is no theory regarding the subsequent impact of the gemstones on the wearer, however, there are certain factors that help in improving an individual’s life if worn with faith and belief.
According to science, planets in our solar system continuously emit positive as well as negative magnetic vibes or energies. Additionally, Vedic astrology explains how these vibrations influence our lives for good or bad. It also claims that the stones and plants on earth can help us to face these changes.
The science: Planets radiate their energy waves and influence through colour. The astrological pull of gemstones originates from the cosmic influences of their associated ruling planets. The sunlight, through a prism, splits into a seven-colour spectrum, however, the spectrum also includes infra and ultraviolet, the other two invisible colours. These 9 colours are associated with 9 planets and each of 9 planets emits certain radiations that impact human beings; as per their positions at the time of birth. Some planets have a strong influence on our lives, while others have a weak influence.
In a nutshell, gemstones are a way of transferring positive energies of pure natural colours to our body, which balance out the negative energies.
As per Vedic science, there are seven planets (grahas): Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn. Additionally, there are two more shadow planets (chaayaa grahas): Rahu and Ketu. Rahu and Ketu are mathematical points and are considered as the north and south nodes or the head and tail of the dragon. Let’s check out various gemstones and associated ruling planets and moon signs.
|Gemstone||Ruling Planet||Zodiac Signs||Impact|
|Ruby||The Sun||Leo||Brings power, position and authority. The people who are eager to get success in the job, career, profession or business can wear Ruby.|
|Pearl||The Moon||Cancer||The white pearl can be used by people who have been suffering from anxieties, depression, psychiatric problem and all sorts problem pertaining to the mind. Pearl also helps to improve motivation.|
|Red Coral||The Mars||Aries, Scorpio||This lucky stone can help people suffering from inferiority complex and fearfulness. It increases courage and force. It helps the user to win over enemies.|
|Emerald||The Mercury||Gemini, Virgo||This lucky stone Emerald brings mental power, intelligence and knowledge. Emerald is a stone that can take away emotional toxicity. It can also help with speech difficulties, respiratory troubles, allergies and nervous disorders.|
|Yellow Sapphire||The Jupiter||Sagittarius, Pisces||The planet Jupiter is the significator or ruler of the wealth, wisdom, children and marriage in a female horoscope. The marriageable lady can easily find the life partner by using Yellow Sapphire. The childless couple can be blessed with children by wearing the Pukhraj stone.|
|Diamond||The Venus||Libra, Taurus,||The Diamond helps improving personality, hence, it creates opportunity in job, career, business and profession. The use of Diamond can make your marital life happy and peaceful. The person who finds it difficult to get love and life partner can be benefitted. The wearer of the diamond can get rid of diseases like diabetes, venereal diseases, urinary problem and all other private diseases.|
|Blue Sapphire||The Saturn||Aquarius, Capricorn||The Blue Sapphire brings good luck, fortune, name, fame and winning over the court cases and enmity etc. It can make one energetic and boost metabolism. The blue sapphire can help you to get rid of all kinds of neurological problem. It expels the negative feeling, fears and inferiority complex etc.|
|Gomed||The Rahu||Does not have rulership of any Zodiacal Signs.
However, a sign of exaltation of Rahu: Taurus
sign of debilitation of Rahu: Scorpio
|Using Gomed can help to get rid of confusion. It will give you a great power of decision making. The Gomed is highly beneficial for the people who have been suffering from cancer, skin diseases, fear, psychosis, psoriasis and mental problems etc.|
|Cat’s Eye||The Ketu||Does not have rulership of any Zodiacal Signs.
However, a sign of exaltation of Ketu: Scorpio
Sign of debilitation of Rahu: Taurus
|The Cat’s Eye can make one courageous, forceful. It helps to dispel the inferiority complex. There will be no fear of snakes if your house is conjoined with the jungle or forest or the surrounded area of your house is full of snakes. It can be helpful in anorexia or loss of interest in food. The cat’s eye can help to restore memory and knowledge. The Cat’s eye can help you to expel stress and anxieties. It also helps to increase the spiritual bent of mind.|
The different gemstone has a different effect on the human being depending upon the planetary position of the horoscope. However, it is extremely important that you should consult an astrologer for the correct analysis and prescription of the gemstone so that you can reap the maximum beneficial result.
SAI BABA ! The last walking God on earth
The Sai Baba Of Shirdhi who is considered to be the last walking God on earth and worshipped by billions around the globe always believed in simplicity and had no greed for any material gains but instead had only one objective in mind and that was service to the poor and needy and make them self sufficed by all means. For Sai Baba Guru is God and the one who surrenders to his or her Guru in totality is considered the true disciple who can ultimately reap the real fruits of the Guru’s blessings.The Guru will take care of such disciples, protect them and finally lead them to salvation.
It should be complete and total surrender on the Guru’s feet with special emphasis on “total” and any doubt or mental reservation on the part of the disciple will not only be unproductive but will also render him as a non- achiever. Sai Baba who reigned as a spiritual leader, the greatest saints of all times finally became God who walked on earth by his infinite miracles for the welfare of the hapless, poor and needy including the lepers who not only became economically self reliant and got cured from the dreaded diseases but also achieved salvation by His grace and ever lasting divinity.
I honestly consider my good luck and feel it my proud privilege for having been able to compile articles on Sai Baba, the real incarnation of Lord Shiva and Vishnu Who not only provide me special potential to do so but also gives enough knowledge to be able to pen my inner feelings about Baba. Baba was and is so great, omnipresent and omniscient that storehouse of knowledge and senior journalist like Rangaswamy Parthasarthy has also written lot about HIM and shed special light on Baba’s karmas for the welfare and upliftment of the poorest sections of the society during His lifetime.
Lot and lot has been written about Baba and His miraculous feats for the last hundred years which has not only benefited billions of His ardent devotees world over to follow His most precious sermons and religious discourses and imbibe them within themselves for attaining purity of mind, heart and soul but Baba’s blessing and divinity has also given complete BLISS to them who pray in veneration at HIS pious feet in total surrender.
Let’s therefore know about Baba’s actual existence as a HUMAN and his various feats and miracles during his lifetime in Shridhi where he came as a fakir through a marriage party(Baraat), was teased by children and frowned upon by sceptically villagers initially and later on remained to reign as a spiritual leader thus finally becoming the most sought after and adoring spiritual leader of all times.
It is said that Sai Baba was five feet six inches tall, neither stout nor lean. His complexion was Golden yellow, his eyes bluish, which shone bright mysteriously in darkness.
Indeed His eyes were the object of wonder to the devotees. His nostrils were prominent. At the time when Sai Shradhanandji, who has given the above description of Baba in the book titled, God Who Walked On Earth- The Life and Times of Shridhi Sai Baba,authered by Mr. Rangachari, Sai Baba had some of His teeth missing and the rest were not pure white, rather pale.He never brushed His teeth but only rinsed His mouth with a little water every morning. He did not drink tea but did not ask His devotees to abstain from them. He never disclosed anyone how and when He got into the habit of smoking a pipe. He always used the same clay pipe although devotees often offered Him many pipes which he did not use but stocked them in the hollow portion of the Masjid Wall.
The piece of cloth tied around His head called Kafni was very rarely changed and never washed. Whenever Sai Baba decided to change His Kafni, He sent for the local tailor and said, Get me a Kafni,. When it was given to Him He always paid the tailor more than its worth. Left to Himself Baba spoke very little. He always preferred to be a silent spectator than to be talkative. He was more at the receiving end, always chanting God’s name within Himself. Baba usually remained calm and quite and spoke only when absolutely necessary. He never laughed loudly but smiled quietly. Whenever a devotee approached to Him for Darshan, He glanced at him. Sometimes He did not even do that.
He adored children very much and whenever got the opportunity, played with them merrily. He never sat leaning against the wall in the mosque. Even when he sat with His legs outstretched, He always sat a few feet away from the wall. He never slept during the day and seldom visited any temple in Shridhi during his lifetime, may be because since He Himself was the God in Himself, the real an true incarnation of Lord Shiva,Rama, and Vishnu.
Sai Baba used to usually get His head shaved. Marthand son of Mhalsapati said that on certain occassions Baba sent for a barber, Balanari and had His head shaved completely. After the haircut Baba used to put His hand into His pocket and pay the barber whatever came to his hands. But it was always much in excess of the normal payment for a shave. Baba maintained a small beard. He had a wide forehead and always wore a plain Kafni. The clay pipe was often renewed by His devotees who used to encircle Him whenever the pipe smoking session was in process by passing the rustic pipe to each other one by one. Baba never had any reservation of sharing the pipe though it was also smoked by one of the lepers’.
In one of the notings in his diary by his devotee Kharparde, it is revealed thus,” Today I have shampooed the legs of Sai Baba. The softness of His limbs is wonderful. This example shows how privileged His devotees felt by washing his legs”.
Similarly a woman devotee of Baba has also recorded her emotions and impressions about Baba’s personality,:” There was such power and penetration in His glance that none could continue to look into His eyes.One felt that Sai Baba was reading Him or her mind through and through. Soon one lowered one’s eyes and bowed to Him. One felt that He was not only in one’s heart but in every atom of one’s body. A few words or a gesture would reveal that Baba knew all about everything else.
There was nothing else to do for one except to submit trustfully and to surrender to Him in totality. And then He was to look after every minute detail and guide one safely through every turn and vicissitude of life. He was in real sense an Antaryami, call Him God or Satpurush or a walking humanitarian on earth born for the welfare and well being for the humanity around the globe.
Baba was so reserve from within and completely devoted to GOD that His words were always short, limited, pithy,deep, full of meaning and well balanced. He once said,” Though I have become a fakir, have no house, wife and though devoid of all the material gains, I have stayed at one place, the inevitable Maya teases me often.
Though I forget myself, I cannot forget her. She envelopes me. This maya teases God Brahma and others as well then what to speak of a poor fakir like me? Hence according to Baba, those who take refuge in Lord will definitely be freed from the clutches of Maya with His grace.
An ardent devotee of Baba said : many saints went into a trance or samadhi, forgetting their body and they would display their supernatural powers and knowledge through such feats. But in case of Sai Baba He never had to go into a trance to achieve anything or reach any higher position.
As Baba was always exercising a double consciousness every moment , the ego called Sai Baba and the antaryami, superseding all egos and finally resting in the Lord, the Parmatma. Baba was always in the state of exercising and manifesting the powers and features of both states of consciousness. The devotee says: When I sit in His presence I always forget my pain, nay,the body itself with all its mundane concerns and anxieties. Hours would pass and I would be in a blissful condition unconscious of the time passing. He was all in all for us and we could never think of His having limitations.
One notable instance of Baba’s miracle was when a portion of the mosque which was in a very dilapidated state, started to crumble with a loud noise while Baba and His devotees were taking the afternoon meals,” On seeing this, Baba lifted his hands in anger and said loudly: SAHA, SAHAR,” meaning wait, wait. And suddenly the noise stopped and after the meal was finished and everyone came out comfortably, a big portion of the dilapidated mosque came down with a shattering noise and huge bang, exactly at the place where Baba and his devotees were having the lunch.
Lateron the renovation work of mosque was taken and the dilapidated mosque repaired, forthwith.Similarly Baba used to used His intestines regularly by vomiting them out first and after adequately cleaning them would swallow them again. This miraculous feat is also something never witnessed anywhere in the world. Such supernatural power was He. There are hundreds and thousands of such instances that prove beyond doubt that Sai Baba of Shridhi was not an ordinary saint or a spiritual leader but a God in Him self who till today is providing overall bliss, all round progress and prosperity to billions and billions of his devotees around the globe with His blessings and divinity.OM SAI RAM.
NGT ISSUES ORDER FOR CONFINING THE DEVOTEES’ NUMBER TO 50000 AT time at Vaishno Devi Shrine
There is lot of hue and cry over the recent decision of the National Green Tribunal putting curb on the infinite number of visitors going for Goddess Vaishno Devi Darshan by issuing directives to curb the number of regular visitors to fifty thousand at a time instead of myriad number of devotees thronging at the historical spiritual Shrine considered extremely pious and miraculous by billions of HINDUS globally.
Even the emperor of India Jalalludin Akbar three centuries ago visited Godess Vaishnodevi Dham bare footed and presented a magnificient silver CHATRA in reverence to the Godess after he heard tales of the miracles of Godess Durga stationed here. In its order the NGT has issued number of directives in order to improve and maintain the deteriorating environment in and around the Vaishno Devi Shrine vicinity and reducing the inconvenience of the devotees, the tribunal has asked the Vaishno Devi Shrine Board to apply brakes on the unaccounted number of devotees visiting here and confine it to 50000 numbers on Daily basis.
Orders have also been issued for maintaining cleanliness in the vicinity and the fine of Rs. 2000 fixed on anyone spittng or throwing rubbish in the open in KATRA township and else where , from where the YATRA from VAISHNO DEVI DHAM starts. The NGT has also issued orders for forthright ban on pony ferrying the devotees and instead has ordered for ferrying them in the battery operated vehicles till the shrine. It has in addition banned the future constructions in and around the Shrine areas till Katra.These orders are being implemented from today itself.
However there is lot of resentment among the devotees of Mata Vaishno Devi who’ve opposed this move of NGT, not entirely but a number confining order that confines the daily limit to only 50 thousand devotees asking the government in protest as to where would the remaining thousands of devotees go in view of the arbitrary ban. It may be recalled that bllions of people visit Vaishno Devi Shrine everyday and about 77 lakh devotees visited for Goddesse’s blessings in the year 2017.
Tributes to Sai Baba/A true symbol of secular values and service to the poor/ 97th Salvation anniversary
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