Astro-Ayurveda and Herbal Plants Research Series : The Ayurvedic/Herbal Plant (Bilwa) Remedy those are born in Visakha Nakashtra or Ascendant.

 

Biological classification of Bael

The scientific classification of bael is as below

  • Kingdom: Plantae (Angiosperms)
  • Order: Sapindales
  • Family: Rutaceae
  • Subfamily: Aurantioideae
  • Tribe: Aurantieae
  • Genus: Aegle
  • Species: A. marmelos
  • Binomial name: Aegle marmelos

Various names of Bael

  • English name:  Wood apple
  • Arabic:  Safarjale
  • Bengali:  Belpatthar ka paid
  • Hindi:  Bael
  • Marathi:  Belaache zaad
  • Tamil:  Vilvamaran
  • Sinhala:  Beli
  • Gujarati:  Billu
  • Kannada:  Belladi hannu
  • Konkani:  Gorakamili
  • Malyalam:  Koolam
  • Marathi:  Bel
  • Odia:  Baela
  • Urdu:  Bael
  • Indonesia:  Maja
  • Thai:  Matum

Bael or Aegle marmelos is a spiritual, religious and medicinal plant, native of India and Bangladesh and spread throughout South East Asia. The fruit takes about 10 to 11 months to ripen. Wood Apple is a sweet, aromatic and astringent in nature. Bel has many benefits and uses such as to cure tuberculosis, hepatitis, dysentery, constipation, peptic ulcer, piles and many more, useful in worm infestation and stomach related problems. Bael or Aegle marmelos is also known as Bengal quince, golden apple, Japanese bitter orange, stone apple, etc.  It is also known by various names such as Wood apple, Kaitha, Maredu Pandu, Vilam Palam, Belada Hannu, Koovalam, Kothu, Koth Bel, etc. It’s one of the few Ayurvedic plants whose entire parts from root to leaves are used for different diseases. The fruit balances Kaph and Vata doshas, its roots improve digestion, leaves are good for pain, stem for heart and bel flowers for curing of diarrhoea.

The religious importance of Bael


According to the Ayurvedic Research by V. NIGAM and V. S. NAMBIAR, Aegle marmelos or Bael
is one such plant described in the ancient medical treatise in Sanskrit, Charak Samhita. It is popular medicinal plant in Ayurvedic and Siddha systems of medicine and folk medicines used to treat a wide variety of ailments. Aegle Marmelos commonly known as bael belongs to family Rutaceae. In Ayurveda Bael is termed tridosh har- remedy for three disturbances- bile, wind and phlegm. Aegle marmelos (Bilva) is considered as an embodiment of Lord Shiva himself and it is one of the sacred trees in Hinduism having spiritual powers.

Bilva tree is said to have manifested from Goddess Sri Maha Lakshmi and Sri Sooktham eulogize Goddess Lakshmi as…

“Aadithya varnae tapassodhi jaatho
Vanaspathi stava vrukshotha bilvaha
Tasya phalani tapasaanudantu
Mayaantha raayaashcha baahya alakshmeehi”

The translation of this stotra is given below.

“Oh Lakshmi, your complexion is like that of a morning Sun, a vanaspathi (trees bearing fruits without blossoming) called by name Bilva was brought forth by your devout austerity. Through your favour may the fruits of the tree drive away my misfortunes and poverty both internal (ignorance) and external. It is believed and said that one who does penance under the Bilva tree and meditate on Goddess Sri Maha Lakshmi will be bestowed with fulfilment of all desires”

 

Leaves are offered in prayers to Shiva and Parvathi since ancient time. Bael having useful medicinal properties especially as a cooling agent, is a deciduous sacred tree, associated with Gods. This tree is popular in Shiva and Vishnu temples also popularly known as the temple garden plant and it can be grown in every house. Its leaves are trifoliate symbolizing the Thrimurthies- Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva with spear-shaped leaflets resembling trisoolam the weapon of Lord Shiva. The tree is also sacred to the Jains. The 23rd Tirthankara, Bhagwan Parasnathji attained enlightenment under a Bael tree. The leaflets are given to devotees as prasadam in Shiva temples and as Tulsi in Vishnu temples.

Bael has great religious significance. In Hindu tradition, the leaves and the fruit of the plant are offered to god during prayer, especially god Shiva. Its leaves are also used to worship Parvati and Viva Rupra. The fruit is used in religious ceremonies and rituals and its mentioned is also seen in Vedas and Mahabharata.

In a Research paper by  Neha Parmar, Suman Singh and Bhupesh Patel on ” Historical and Ethno-Medical Review on Bilva Patra ” ; References regarding Bilva are abundantly given from the Yajurveda, Atharvaveda, Brahmanas, Kalpasutras and Puranas which suggests its popularity. It is also mentioned in the Valmiki Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Historically it is referred to as one of the pious trees in the Baudhayana Dhamasutra, Taitiriya Brahamana termed the Bilva tree as a propitious tree. In ancient India, Bilva was considered as the most sacred of all fruits, and was used as the main food offering to the temple deities. In recent times coconut has superseded the Bilva as the principal fruit of religious offering as a symbol of self-surrender. Hindu iconography is replete with Bilva, too—its trifoliate leaves emerge on Shiva’s crown and trident, and the points of three-pronged leaves also represent the holy trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Its amulets were made and worn for removing the evil effects. It was regarded as the symbol of fatness and fertility as it increases in size from the roots up to the branches and yield’s fruits every year.Among the eight leaves of Bilva offered to Lord Shiva, it is believed to be Mokshasadhanam in Lingarchanchandrika. According to Maitra, Bilva tree is said to possess essence of celestial light. It is told to wear ‘Bilva Mani’ as an ornament for Dusvapnanashana (removing bad dreams), Rakshoghna (destroying evil), Rasayana (elixir of life), Prajasthapana (preserving progeny) and Vishaghna (antivenom) in Shankhyana Aranyaka.

Water made out of Bilva Patra is used for bath in bridal rituals. It is told to wear Bilva-danda in Upanayana Samskara too.Bilva was also used as a stick by the Babylonian slam 7000 years ago. (Alimas, et al., 1996). The tree is also sacred to the Jains, as the 23rd Tirthankara, Bhagwan Parasnathji is said to attained enlightenment under a Bilva tree.

In Agnipurana, inhaling the oil obtained from this plant is said to increase the poetic acumen of the inhaler and enables him to live a long life. Further, either the decoction of Bilva fruits, Mangifera indica, Dolicos lablab, Woodfordia fruiticosa, Zingiber ofcinale along with buttermilk and molasses is mentioned in treatment of gastroenteritis or the decoction of Bilva, Aconitum heterophyllum and Holerrhena antidysenterica should be given. Bilva is also said to cure fever associated with pain and cough.

Spiritual Importance of Bilwa patra

 

The Shiva Purana tells the story of the effect of worshipping Lord Shiva with the bel leaf

A hunter once had to go hunting on the day ofMaha Shivaratriwhen Lord Shiva is worshipped because his family was hungry. At the end of the day, the hunter was not able to find any prey. He climbed a tree by a lake, waiting for an unsuspecting animal to come for a drink. He did not realize that the tree he had climbed was a bilva tree. Buried at the foot of the tree was a Shivling, the representation of Lord Shiva for worship. During the night, he kept throwing the bilva leaves on the ground and they fell on the Shivling. This unknowing worship to Lord Shiva was enough to transform the hunter into a compassionate and understanding human being and frees him from his past bad karma.

As described in the Nagara Khanda of the Skanda Purana Bilva tree emerged from the sweat of Shiva’s wife Parvati,

The splendid Daughter of the Mountain; the goddess [Parvati] became tired due to her sports. Drops of sweat appeared on her forehead and a drop fell on the ground. It became a great tree on the excellent mountain Mandara, Parvati said, “Since this tree pierced through the ground and rose up near me, let it be named Bilva. If anyone approaches this tree devoutly and collects the leaves, he shall certainly become a king of the earth. If anyone with perfect faith worships me with its leaves, he will realize whatever desire he may cherish. If a person, after seeing the leaves of Bilva, at least maintains faith in the rite of adoration, I shall undoubtedly be the bestowed of wealth on him. If anyone makes his mind to eat the tip of the leaves, thousands of his sins perish automatically. If a man places the tip of the leaf on his head, no torture of Yama will give him pain.”

Bilva-Patrais the leaf of one of the sacred trees in the Hindu religion calledBael (बेल). Its holiness is comparable to Tulsi leaves. In fact, Bilva-Patra is to Shiva what Tulsi leaves are to Vishnu. Bael is known by Stone apple, Wood apple, Golden Apple or Bengal Quince in English. In Hindi, it is commonly known as Bael or Bel and a leaf of Bel is Bel-Patta. The scientific name is “Aegle Marmelos”. Bilva-Patra is the Sanskrit name.  
                   
According to Hindu mythology, it has emerged from the heart of Goddess Lakshmi. It is clear from sixth “Shloka” of “Bilvashtakam” as follows:- 

                              लक्ष्म्याः स्तनत उत्पन्नं महादेवस्य च प्रियम् 

                              बिल्ववृक्षं प्रयच्छामि   बिल्वपत्रं शिवार्पणं ।6।
Lakshmya stanat utpannam mahadevasya ch priyam
bilvavriksham prayachchhami bilvapatram shivarpanam.
Meaning:
I offer this bael tree which has emerged from the heart of Goddess Lakshmi and liked by Mahadev. So I offer Bilva-Patra to God Shiva. 
A leaf of Bilva-Patra is a compound leaf which contains three leaflets. This three leafleted Bilva-Patra is loved by Shiva which is offered to Him. Rarely it happens that more than three leaflets grow in the leaf which becomes a point of curiosity among the devotees. I have seen such leaves being sold at a higher price in the campus of Baba Baidyanathdham Temple complex. But these leaves should not be offered to Shiva as it is clear from first “Shloka” of Bilvashtakam” as follows:-
 
त्रिदलं  त्रिगुणाकारं  त्रिनेत्रं  च  त्रयायुधम् 
त्रिजन्म पापसंहारम् बिल्वपत्रं शिवार्पणं ।1। 
 
Tridalam trigunakaram trinetram ch tryaudham
trijanma pap-sanharam bilvapatra Shivarpanam.
Meaning:
The three leafleted Bilva-patra that has three qualities of Sat, raj and tam, that represents three eyes of Shiva and three weapons, that destroys the sins of three births, I offer that Bilva-Patra to God Shiva.) 


 This “Shloka” is also spoken while offering Bilva-Patra to Shiva. In addition to three leaflets, it should be soft, without holes, without spots (दाग) and unbroken. The thicker part of the ‘Belpatta‘ twig (डंठल) which is connected to the tree(called vajra) should be removed. While offering to Shiva or other gods, the ‘Belpatra’ should be put upside down i.e. smooth face touching the ‘Linga’ and tip away from the devotee. There is an eight “Shloka” “Bilvashtakam” which describes the importance of Bilva-Patra.

Before offering the leaves, they are touched or sprinkled with white sandalwood paste (चन्दन). Not only Shiva but all members of Shiva family (शिव परिवार) including Nandi the Guard is offered Bilva-Patra. Ganesh, Gouri (Shakti) and her Avatars like Durga & Kaali and Kartikeya all are offered Bilva-Patra. Since Shiva is like a devotee of Rama, So some people write “राम” with sandalwood paste (चन्दन) or Kunkum (कुंकुम) on the leaflets and offer it to Shiva. Hanuman is an avatar of Shiva and also called ‘Rudra avatar’, so ‘Bilva-Patra’ is also offered to Hanuman.  
 Some devotees think that three leaflets of Bilva-Patra represent three eyes of Shiva:- Two lower leaflets as two normal eyes and one upper leaflet as the third eye on the forehead. As in any temple in North India, the Pundit gives “Charanamrit” (Holy water with Tulsi leaves) to devotees, similarly, in Bhubaneswar, a Pundit at Shiva temple gives Holy water with a piece of Bilva-Patra.  The number of Bilva-Patra offered to Shiva may vary from one to more than lakhs depending upon availability and affordability of the person. I have seen one lakh and twenty-five thousand (सवा लाखBilva-Patras being offered to Baba Basukinath by some devotees in the month of “Saavan” and “Aashaadh“. 
 Though it is a practice that something offered to Gods are not offered again, but in the case of Bilva-Patra if it not available to someone and he sees some Bilva-Patras put over Shiva-lingam then he may take it, wash it and again offer it to Shiva. Shiva is so kind to his devotees that He even accepts the imaginary offerings equally. As in the first stanza of “Shiva Manas Pujan Stotram” many things including Bilva-Patra is offered in imagination:- 

Ratnaih kalpitam aasanam himjalaih snanam ch divyambaram

Nana ratna vibhooshitam    mrigmadamodankitam chandanam

jatichampakvilvapatra  rachitam  pushpam  ch  dhoopam tatha

Deepam dev  dayanidhe  pashupate   hritkalpitam  grihyataam.

 
Devotees plant this tree in their house campus for Bilva-Patra and the fruits. Bilva-tree on the campus helps to make one’s name, fame and wealth grow. Not only this since the tree of Bael represents Shiva himself, after getting up from the bed in the morning people see and say ‘namaskar’ to the tree and speak this “Shloka”,
Darshanam Bilva Vrikshasya Sparshnam Papnashnam
Aghor    Papsanharam     Bilvapatram     Shivarpanam.
The worship of Shiva-linga under a ‘Bilva-Tree‘ is very fruitful. Watering a Bilva-Tree‘ with simple ‘Jalam’ or ‘Gangajalam‘ gives the ‘Punya‘ of visiting all ‘Tirthas’. Putting the water from near the root of this tree on the forehead destroys all “Papam“.

Astrological Importance of Bilwa Patra

 

Those who are born in Visakha Nakashtra and Scorpio moon sign or having a birth in Visakha Lagana nakshatras they should either plant Bilwa Patra Tree in their garden and daily give water to this tree or those having health issues related to liver or stomach should take Bilva Juice daily to Nullify the negative impact of Jupiter in their Natal chart.

Even meditation under this tree can be blissful too for Visakha nakashtra people. Despite Planting they should Do Rudra abhishek with Bilwa Patra, fruits, Milk and rest of Panch amrits. It can heal the malefic effect of Jupiter with much greater speed if done with proper care and utter devotion.
Even those having Jupiter as Bhadhaka planet they should also plant or donate Bilwa planet to someone needy or near Shiva linga in lord shiva temple, that way it can nullify the negative impact of Bhadhaka.
If Jupiter is malefic it can lead to trouble of Liver functionalities, Elevation in enzymes, Uncontrolled Sexual appetite, gall bladder issues, Kidney enzymes troubles or sometimes increase in level of infections or Diabetic pattern, Can give increase in Bilirubin- Jaundice, Weakening of body due to extreme heat in the stomach and liver, can leads to gastric troubles or constipation etc too.
Reason being according to System of 5 limbs Nakashtras are known and seen for Health Matters of Mind and Body. Any affliction to Native birth nakashtras can lead to disturbed health of Mind and body. This is the only reason why affliction in Scorpion moon and Visakha Nakashtras lord via nodes are mostly prone to problems of Liver and Genetic organs issues during their Dasha padas.
Same way Visakha Nakashtra Diety connected with Indra – the god of transformation, Power and Agni the god of fire, could be another reason why Visakha people are so much extremist in everything in life from sexual appetite to power to hunger.
So, Increase in the Level of Tamsik and Rakashas gana in this nakshatra can lead to health trouble due to overindulgence in Sexuality, over hunger, increase in appetite, improper digestion, stomach issues, gas and mostly liver has been found afflicted.

So, best Remedy to cure Viskhna Nakashtra (Scorpion) moon sign is the planting of a bilwa tree and having bilwa fruit daily or worshipping of Lord Shiva with Bilwa Patra and fruit .

Medicinally Bilwa has many benefits :

1) Can cure diarrhoea, cholera, haemorrhoids, vitiligo.

2) Can Reduces gastric ulcer.

3) Antimicrobial property.

4) Can cure scurvy.

5) Can control cholesterol.

6) Can solve respiratory problems.

7) Anti-inflammatory.

8) Can be used to treat heart diseases.

9) Can prevent constipation.

10) Can control diabetes.

Nutritional Value of Bael Fruit

The various nutrients in a bael fruit per 100gm.

Nutrients Amount

Carbohydrate 31.8 gm

Fat 0.3 g

Proteins 1.8 gm.

Vitamins

Vitamin A 55 mg.

Vitamin B Rich in Vitamin B1 and B2

Vitamin C 60 mg.

Thiamine 0.13 mg.

Riboflavin 1.19 mg.

Niacin 1.1 mg.

Carotene 55 mg.

Minerals

Calcium 85 mg.

Potassium 600 mg.

Fiber 2.9 gm.

Water 61.5 g.

Energy 137 k.cal

Energy 137 k.cal

10 Health benefits of Bael

  1. Bael for Tuberculosis: In Ayurveda, it is used for the treatment of tuberculosis.
  2. Bael for Gynecological disorders: The regular consumption of Bael helps to prevent gynecological related issues.
  3. Bael for Urinary diseases: Use of bel leads you to overcome the problems of urinary diseases.
  4. Bael for Diabetes prevention: It has bitter pungent, full of antioxidants and helps to stimulate the pancreas to secrete insulin, which leads to lowering of blood sugar. The leaves can be used against diabetes.
  5. Bael for Digestive disorders: It supports intestinal biological formulations and protects the digestive system from ulceration, reduces the frequency of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), intestinal spasm thus beneficial in treating of dirrrhea, dysentery, and other infections of Elementary canal.
  6. Bael for Fever prevention: The leaf juice with honey is helpful in prevention of fever.
  7. Bael for Epilepsy: Flowers are uses as epilepsy tonic.
  8. Bael Nutritional facts: It is rich in alakloids, polysaccharides, antioxidants, beta carotene, vitamin C, Vitamin B, and many other bio-chemical substances. It also contains tannins, calcium, phosphorous, iron, protein and fiber. The 100 gram of Bael contains the following nutrients: Calorific value (137 Kcal), Moisture (61.5g), Protein (1.8g), Fat (.3g), Minerals (1.7g), Fiber (2.9g), Carb (31.8mg), Calcium (85mg), Phosphorous (50mg), Iron (.7mg), Beta carotene (55 UG), Thiamine (.13mg), Niacin (1.1mg), Vitamin C (8 mg), Potassium (600mg) and Copper (.21 mg).
  9. Bael for Piles treatment: The extract of unripe bel fruit is helpful in curing of piles and hemorrhoids.
  10. Bael fights ulcer: Due to its soothing effects on the digestive system, it leads to reduce the acidity level in the stomach thus useful in combating ulcers like gastric ulcers, gastrodudenal ulcers, etc.

Uses of Bael

  • Its juice is used to make drink and squashes, especially in summer season because of its sweet and pleasant nature.
  • Bael tender leaves are used as salads.
  • It cleans the atmosphere as it helps to purify the atmosphere by absorbing the harmful gases from the it.
  • It is used to increase appetite.
  • Its extract oil is used to cure respiratory problems.
  • It is used in the preparation of candy, squash, toffee, pulp powder, and other eatable products.

Medicinal benefits of Bael

  • Bel is known for its medicinal values because of the presence of many bio-chemical substance such as alkaloids, antioxidants, polysaccharides and essential oils.
  • The fleshy inner product of bael is curative, pesticidal, nutritive as well as therapeutic in nature, which is used for the treatment of many diseases and disorders.
  • Wood apple leaves are of therapeutic value and used in lowering of blood cholesterol.
  • It is anti-inflammatory in nature. Its extracts when applied on the exposed area, help to cure inflammation.
  • Bael’s roots are antidiarrhoetic, antidote to snake venom and anti-inflammatory for healing.

Bel juice benefits

  • Bel juice is useful in curing of constipation because of its laxative properties.
  • Bel juice gives great comfort in heartburn, acidity, hyperacidity and indigestion.
  • If you are suffering from intestinal parasites, it is advisable to drink bael juice because of its antidote nature.
  • Aegle marmelos juice is good for heart and brain. Bel juice mixed with Ghee, is beneficial in prevention of heart disease. It is also used as heart tonic.
  • Chewing of raw leaves of Bel help to solve many gastric problems.
  • Bael juice is rich in vitamin C, and good for scurvy treatment.

Bel precaution

Though Bael is a beneficial Ayurvedic plant, but it has some side effects too. Before eating the fruit, one should take caution in the below given conditions.

  • Abdominal disorders:  Excess of bael consumption leads to abdominal disorders.
  • Constipation: If you are taking more quantity of the fruit, it may lead to constipation.
  • Pregnancy: One shouldn’t take Bel during pregnancy.
  • Breastfeeding:  Avoid during breastfeeding.
  • Surgery: It shouldn’t be used in surgery.
  • Diabetes: When taking for lowering of sugar in blood, one should observe sugar level carefully as it may down sugar too low.
  • Hypertension: One should avoid to take this fruit if having high blood pressure.

 

With thanks and Regards,

Rakesh Singh Jamwal

Source and Reference:
Skanda Puran, Chapter 250, Creation of bilwa Tree
Sacred Plants of India by By Nanditha Krishna
https://www.biodiversityofindia.org
Historical and Ethno-Medical Review on Bilva by Neha Parmar, Suman Singh, & Bhupesh Patel
Therapeutic  potential of  Aegle marimelos  leaves as an Antioxidant and anti-diabetic agent : A review by
V. NIGAM AND V. S. NAMBIAR
Wikipedia

Ayurveda and Herbal Plants Research Series : The Ayurvedic/Herbal Plant ( Bakula Tree) Remedy for those are born in Anuradha Moon Nakashtras or Ascendant

Herbal Plant/Tree Remedy for Diseases in Anuradha Nakashtras (Saturn Cure):

“Indian Medaller ” or “ The Scared Bakula Tree “

Common Name : Bakula, Bolsari, Maulsarau, Mahilam( Tamil).

Sanskrit : Chirapushpa, Anangaka, Bakula, Chirapushpa, Dhanvi, Gudhpushpa, Kantha, Karuka, Kesha, Mukula, Padyamoda, Sharadika, Sindhugandha, Simhakeshaa, Sthirmukhgandha, Surabhi Tailanga, Varalahdha, Visharada


Commonly Found in : Asia, Australia, Pacific.


Botnaical Name : Mimusops elengi L


Family: Sapotaceae


Vernacular Name: San: Bakula, Madhugandha, Surabhi

Local Names in Languages :

Bengali :Bakul
English :Bakul tree, Spanish cherry, Bullet wood, Asian bullet wood, West India medlar
Gujarati :Barsoli
Hindi :Maulsari मौलसरी
Kannada : Pokkalathu, Ranjal
Konkani : Omval
Malayalam : Elengi, Elenji, Elangi, Ilanni,Bakulam, Mukura, Elanchi
Manipuri : Bokul Lei
Marathi : Bakuli
Others : Bulletwood, Indian Medlar, Bakula, Magizham, Elengi, Pagade Tree’s,Maulsari,Spanish Cherry.
Tamil : Magizhamboo, Magizhamaram, Magizham, Magadam
Urdu : Kirakuli 



Habit: Large tree.


Habitat: Semi evergreen forests.


Status: Common.
Etymology: Madhugandha (sweet fragrance) and Surabhi (pleasant) are due to its sweet-scented flowers.

For More Details : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mimusops_elengi



Ancient Sacred Uses and History of Bakula:


This is one of Most celebrated sacred tree found in Hindu Scriptures and Puranas and even placed amongst the flowers of the Hindu Paradise.This tree is even mentioned several time in the Ramayana and considered as flowering tree found in the Gandhamadana forest and it is one of common tree found in the Panchavati growing near the lake in full bloom around Pampa Lake. One of an attractive tree adorning the Ashoka Vatika. Many a time it is used for constructing of Bridge and one of main flowering tree blossom in Lord Rama garden. Even Lord Krishna too celebrated this flowering tree by wearing a garland made of Bakula flowers. The Bakul tree is mentioned frequently in the Mahabharata – Lord Krishna used to play his flute under a Bakul tree and attract the milkmaids of Vrindavan. The ancient Indian sages regarded these trees as gifts from God. Bakul trees are frequently found growing at temple entrances. The Bakula tree, which is considered male, is planted on the right side of the temple entrance, while the chalta tree (Dillenia indica), which is considered female, is planted on the left side. The dense canopy of the Bakul tree provides a cool shade where devotees can sit, talk, relax and meditate. The Bakul flowers are used as offerings to the god. It is one of the 7 Scared trees associated with the Gautam Buddha and also scared to the Jains as it as an Emblem or Naminatha, A Tirthankara, he attained enlightenment under the shade of the Bakula Tree. Bakula flowers are offered to Lord Ganesha during the 21-Pushpa puja. The flowers are considered to be very sacred in Jainism and Buddhism.

According to Brihat Samhita, one must plant this sacred tree near houses, Temples and religious places. Kalidasa mentioned this tree as a symbol of love and Beauty as the scent of the flowers of the Bakula resembles wines and the fragrance is linked to the breadth of the young women. Even it doesn’t lose its fragrance in the sun too.It is believed that Bakula flowers bloom when a sweet wine is sprinkled from the mouth of a beautiful woman on them. They are the harbinger of ‘Basant’ or spring in India. The blooming phase of the flowers is from May to June. The flowers are small, about 2 cm in diameter. The flower has a crown coming out from the middle. The flowers would fall by morning, however, the fragrance remains as-it-is. 

The Bakula Pushpa plant has lots to offer and is also called Indian Medlar or Bulletwood tree when it comes to therapeutic benefits. However, Indians aren’t stranger to their beneficial properties for hair care and skin care. Known as Bakula to us, back home, this tree finds mention in the ancient scriptures of Ayurveda as well as in Kalidas’ Megduta.

Natives those are born in Anuradha Nakashtra in moon sign of Scorpio or in Anuradha Ascendant and those having Saturn as Bhadhaka graha or for Capricorn Lagana Where this Nakashtra also falls in Bhadhaka Sign too, should Plant this tree in their surroundings or near houses and they should donate this tree either in any temple or any religious place for curing para-Psychological diseases or troubled by this nakshatra. Even those are born in Anuradha Nakashtra, they should meditate under this tree daily to cure of Negative impact of this Nakashtra in their Mental and physical health.

Siddha Bakula tree is a certain tree in Puri in the state of Orissa, India. Under this tree Haridas Thakur, the famous Indian saint sat and chanted the holy names 20 hours daily.

Siddha Bakul Tree In Puri

Bakul tree belongs to the mimosa family of trees. The original tree which dates 500 years ago can still be found at this place today and is revered by pilgrims and tourists who visit Puri. Siddha Bakula is located near Gambhira Temple on Bali Sahi road. Siddha Bakula is the bhajana kutir of Haridasa Thakur, the place where he chanted 3,00,000 names of Krishna daily.

There is a small temple featuring a murthi of namacarya Srila Haridas Thakura in a sitting pose chanting japa. The site has extraordinary bakula tree winding and climbing around the courtyard. Tree looks like it exploded or it appears like petrified wood; completely dead. Yet it is wonderfully flourishing with lush green leaves and fragrant flowers. In another temple altar is Sadbhuja Gauranga (six-armed Gauranga) in the middle and Sri Nityananda Prabhu and Advaita Acarya. There is also a Deity of Lord Narasimhadeva.

 

Bakula Bakula Amavasya ( Associated with the Amavasya) Bakula flowers are offered to the manes, seeking Their blessings.
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Bakula is a lovely green small tree of the Indian subcontinent. With its small shiny, thick, narrow, pointed leaves, straight trunk and spreading branches, it is a prized ornamental specimen because it provides a dense shade and during the months from March to July fills the night air with the delicious heady aroma of its tiny cream coloured flowers. Flowers are small, star-shaped, yellowish white in colour, with a crown rising from the centre. Oval leaves, wavy at the margin, about 5-16 cm and 3-7 cm wide. In the morning the fragrant flowers which so graciously scented their surroundings with their deep, rich, fragrance during the evening hours, fall to the ground. People love to collect them as they retain their odour for many days after they fall. They are offered in temples and shrines throughout the country.
Appears in Indian mythology as Vakula – said to put forth blossoms when sprinkled with nectar from the mouth of lovely women. Fruits are eaten fresh.
Note:

Leaf is used in purificatory rituals of temples. It is a sacred plant. Ripe fruits and roasted seeds are edible. Corollas are made into garlands. β-sitosterol, α- spinasterol, quercitol, dihydroquercetin, lupeol, ursolic acid, teraxerone and hentriacontane are the active constituents

(Kapoor, 1990).

Description:


Large evergreen tree. Leaves simple, broadly ovate, glabrous. Flowers white, sweet-scented, in axillary clusters. Sepal 8, in 2 series, ovate, tomentose. Corolla 8-lobed; lobes divided to the base into 3 segments. Stamens 8, alternating with fimbriate staminodes. Fruit 1-seeded, ovoid berry, orange-red when ripe

Habit :

Large trees up to 35 m tall.

Trunkbark :
Bark dark grey, longitudinally fissured, lenticellate; blaze pink.
Branchlets :


Latex white.

Exudates :

Branchlets terete, puberulous when young, later glabrous.
Leaves :
Leaves simple, alternate, spiral; petiole 1-2.5 cm long, glabrous, terete and canaliculate towards apex; pubescent when young, later glabrous; lamina 7-14 x 2.5-7 cm, elliptic-oblong, apex shortly acuminate with blunt tip, base rounded or acute, margin sl
Flowers :

 

 

 

Flowers white, in axillary fascicles; pedicel up to 2 cm.

Fruit & seed :

Berry, ellipsoid, reddish-brown when ripe; seed one.

Diseases:

Anuradha Nakashtra rules over Bladder, Genitals, rectum, Nasal Bones, Bones near Genitals. Natives of this nakshatra are prone to Suppression of menses, constipation, sterility, piles, fracture of high bones, sore throat strictures, Anemia, unknown pain in bones, cough, acidity, cold, windy problem, gouts, arthritis and Skin problems.


Spiritual Solution and Rituals :

For Curing Such problems Spiritually native of Anuradha Nakashtra should do worshipping of Lord Krishna and Shiva with this Flowers daily and should do Meditation under this tree to get rid of sins and diseases after worshipping Lord Arunachaleshwara (Lord Shiva) in Annamalaiyar Temple, a Hindu temple dedicated to the deity Shiva, located at the base of Annamalai hills in the town of Thiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu, India. As this tree is very much scared to Lord Shiva, as one of the names of Lord Shiva is too Bakula. Even it is said that women circumambulate the scared tree and tie a cradle to it they will be blessed with a male child. This nakshatra is associated with the Anuradha nakshatra and 2nd pada of Ashwini.

Ayurvedic Properties of Bakula:

Rasa (Taste) : Katu (Pungent), Kashaya (Astringent)

Guna (Qualities) :  Guru

Vipaka : Katu (Undergoes Pungent taste after digestion)

Veerya (Potency) : Sheeta

Karma (Actions) : Pitta-kapha shamaka ( It reduces vitiated Pitta and kapha dosha )
Madhura : sweet
Snigdha : unctuous, oily
Kashaya : astringent,
Vishada : clarity, non slimy
Hima : coolant
Hrudya : acts as cardiac tonic, congenial for heart
Dantya : good for teeth
Sangrahi : absorbent, useful in diarrhea, IBS
Vatala : increases Vata Dosha
Guru : heavy to digest

It is used in for conditions of :

Visha : Toxic conditions, poisoning
Shvitra : leucoderma, vitiligo
Krumi : worm infestation
Dantaroga : tooth decay

 

Medicinal Use:

Lotion prepared from the flowers is used to clear wounds and the ulcers and decoction of the bark helps in regenerating tissues at much greater rates and controls bleeding and cures excessive mucous secretion from the bladder and urethra.

 



Its Brak is a tonic to treat fevers and is used as mouthwash to protect gums and teeth. A paste of the roots mixed with vinegar is used for swelling on the Face, and a paste made with water is applied to pustular eruptions of the skin and regular chewing of the tender fruits strengthens the teeth.The seeds are used in the preparation of eye drops and antidotes and to treat bowel disorders and the oil extracted from the seed is applied to swelling of the joints, simply this tree is Ramban for Anuradha Nakashtra natives mental and physical diseases.

Bark decoction is used as gargle for toothache and over salivation. It is taken internally for fever. Seed ash is used to brush teeth which strengthen teeth and prevent cavities. Bark decoction is used for mouth ulcers, swellings, also to increase appetite and digestive power.




Flower and fruit decoction is used to wash chronic ulcers. Flower powder is snuffed for running nose. Paste of seed fried in ghee is applied over anus in case of constipation. Bark extract has the property to increase fertility. Fruit pulp is applied for snake bite and headache. Ripe fruits are eaten for easy delivery. Bark decoction is given internally for menstrual disorders and rheumatism. It is also used for venereal diseases. Seed paste is applied for toothache. Twigs are used as toothbrush to prevent tooth decay. Bark and leaf paste is applied for skin diseases and leprosy.

 

Crushed fruit is applied for toothache. Crushed bark decoction is used as gargle for wounds in gum, loose teeth, gum swelling and bleeding. 6 drops of dried flower powder dissolved in water is poured into nose for repeated headache and running nose. Fruit extract is used for migraine, headache, running nose and mental debility. Bark decoction is used for biliousness, phlegm, dysentery, blood discharge in urine and menstrual problems. Oil extracted from flowers is applied for mental disorders.

Bark decoction is recommended for rheumatism and fever. Leaf paste is applied for furuncles and scabies. Seed oil is applied for eye diseases and taken internally to expel worms.



Common Diseases Treatment : 

Bakul or Maulsari tree is a Very useful sacred Herb uses in Herbology and ayurvedic treatments of various common diseases. almost every part of its including, leaves, fruit, bark and flowers are used whereas The flowers, bark and fruits are highly recommended for common use.

Beneficial uses  of Bakula :

1. The bark is used as a tonic to reduce fever.

2. Leaves are mostly used as an antidote for snake-bite.

3. The pulp of the fruit is used in curing chronic dysentery.

4. Dried flowers powder is used as a brain tonic.

5. Seeds of the tree are an agent for purging the bowels. 

 
6. Powdered bark is used for curing Tingling sensation of teeth by Massaging it in gums.
7. The decoction of the bark is used for mouthwash Toothache, Tooth Decay, Gum Bleeding, Bad breath, Pyorrhea, Inflammation in the mouth.
8. Bark powder can be used in Toothache.
9. Tender twigs are used for Teeth cleaning and strengthening gums.

10.Unripe fruits are used as masticatory for tightening Loose teeth.11.Fruit pulp is used for Improving fertility in women.12. Ripe fruit can be used promoting delivery.
 

13. Leaf juice if taken twice daily with honey can help weak Eyesight.

14. Fruit pulp can be used for Chronic diarrhoea.

15. The dried flower powder is used for headache.

With thanks and Regards,
Rakesh Singh Jamwal
Source and Reference:
Living Easy With Ayurveda by Dr.B.K.Prashanth M.D (Ayu), Ph.D
Sacred Plants of India by By Nanditha Krishna
http://indiabiodiversity.org/species
http://www.flowersofindia.net
Wikipedia

Understanding Saturn Part 1- Sadesati and Therapeutic, Puranic story behind the lord of karma



What are Karamas ?

According to Hinduism God is fair and humans have a free will to choose good or bad, if he choose good action, cause will be good, if he choose bad, cause will be bad and collectively decide what is hidden in your destiny.Here we are Referencing to our day to day life Karmas (3rd from 4th house – 6th House and 6th lord – Karamas which are originated from our thoughts and are done practically via 10th house) which are free to do by our own Conscious mind.

In General Practice stored desires should be seen through natural Karka sign (Aquarius) & 4th house (Karka of mind) and therefore, ultimately gives clues for the consequences of Karamas (good or bad – in our continuous next birth) according to their Karma in the past.

Karma initiates the entire cycle of cause and effect (i.e., the cycle called Sansara – Venus (Maya) Jivatma (Soul – Sun) cannot attain moksha (salvation) until the accumulated (Pra-rabdha) Karmas are completely exhausted by consuming them.

Karma is like a seed, most of the times Karma does not fructify immediately after the seed is sown.

We produce numerous Karmic seeds by our own actions { via Speech, thoughts and actions , so we should have to see whole chart in compositely.Simply check 10th from Mercury – for all the actions done via our Speech and conscious brain , i.e if you have 10th from Mercury is Mars – it Will produce a harsh speaker or quiet arrogant and rude speaker so directly or indirectly our Speech is playing a part of our karmas,10th from Moon – for all the actions done and initiated by our thoughts , i.e 10th from Moon – Jupiter will produce a pious person healer, very thoughtful, very knowledgeable or Spiritual motivator by directly influencing to the thoughts of the native and other people around them }.

Bhagavad Gita says: Mysterious is the path of action (karma)” The Law of Karma is inscrutable.” It is difficult to say what sort of karmas will cause cancer and whether the fruit that you enjoy now is the result of one karma or a combination of several karmas. It is difficult to tell whether the fruit that you enjoy now is from the karma in the current birth or is it from the karmas in previous births (Sanchita karma).

Ripe karmas can produce fruits in the same birth under proper circumstances.

Karma is the principle of cause and effect, action and reaction, total cosmic justice and personal responsibility. It is very logical: what you sow is what you reap in exact and precise measure (dispensed by the Divine according to the Cosmic principles.) Karma is as predictable as the laws of gravity: what is done to you is the net result of what you have done to others.

He who hurts others, has already hurt himself in the future. The most important unpredictable aspect of Law of Karma is the “Delivery” (or consequences) that are controlled by the Divine.

Karma begins to propel you as Soul on a personal journey through the universe. Karma ends when you have perfected yourself in art of doing Karma without attachment and desires, purely in selfless form.

The ability to do Karma without attachment (without expectation of Karma-phala) can be attained by perfecting oneself on the path to the Divine by following various yogas as i have read in Bhagwad geeta –

In our Day to day life Lord Shani Dev Keeps an eye on our ripe and ongoing karamas to let us understand what actually are our karamas and how important they plays major role in our life. It’s the sum total of all 4 karamas every human being take birth based on his all accumulated karamas. If he had done bad prarabdha in past birth he has to pay back in any case in any birth that purely depends on the wish of the divine principle, when he has to pay back, we cannot move away from that but we can justify those karamas by doing good karamas in our ongoing life.Only one’s good karma can burn the odd one karamas done in bad. Seed house of all the ongoing karama is 10th house and lord saturn plays a major role in understanding every sort of karama in one’s life.


Astrologically, Check 10th house from Saturn
– for all the actions we do in day to day tasks in every moment or every seconds – via desire, aversion, love, hatred, happiness, etc. Benefic/Malefic in 10th from Saturn will undoubtedly produce, a positive or negative result, sooner or later when it come, according to the nature of the seed of action or Karama, if not in this life, then in some future life. 4th house and moon generates desires for those karamas but actions depends on 10th house.




But first we need to understand who is Shani-Dev and how he balances all the karmic actions in any individual’s life. 

In Sanskrit Saturn is called Shani or Shana-ish-chara (” The slow mover – The Manda Gati ” )- ” Shane -Shane (one who walks slowly) “,Astronomically, only saturn has the capability to stay for much longer period in any zodiac sign because of his slow movement, it takes him about two and a half years to coverup a zodiacal sign or so to pass through each constellation of the sidereal zodiac.

In the Linga Purana it is said that Lord Shani-Dev (Saturn) was born from the solar deity Rudra. The Markandeya Purana states that Saturn is the son of the Sun god by his wife Chaya (shadow) .Saturn is cold and dry because of its  internal core structure made of, Internally he is pure and satwik but externally in language of jyotish he is considered as tamasik  in nature (Being straight forward and anger in nature). Being in slow movement he is considered as (lethargic) but in actual reality he isn’t, its due to slow walk he take time to reach the destination point and it has deep history too and curse of of his other mother sandhya, he is an elderly and wise planet. His sight is considered as bad, and he is said to be “malefic amongst the malefic but only for those who are doing or indulged in bac karmic actions in any life.

Astrological Significance 



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It is said that Saturn can destroys the house it aspects but in actual reality it only gives challenges regarding that house where it aspects, thus if it is a placed in malefic or in an enemy sign (but exceptional are always there if it is positioned in the seventh house, where it receives directional strength, Saturn will be a blissful for native) results will be different, and when it is placed in friendly or neutral sign it used to flourish that house with its saturnine  quality and when it aspects or conjoins result will be too depending on the sign and house placement.When well placed it gives its natives integrity, wisdom, spirituality, fame, patience, ability to lead, authority, long life, organisational abilities, sincerity, honesty, love of justice and awareness of right and wrong.

When it is ill placed with enemy planet or in house where Ashtakavrga strength is weak it can brings native  to miseries,sorrow, delay, obstruction, disappointment, disputes, dejection, difficulties but  that too has some lessons regarding that house for filtering the karmic seeds. Saturnine natives are defensive, nervous and secretive but very much honest, responsible and loyal.In Mundane world, Saturn rules the direction of west,Saturday is its day, black is its colour and Blue sapphire is the gemstone of Saturn. In Vedic Numerology Saturn rules number 8.

For better understanding on Saturn aspects one has to understand its philosophical and background nature of a teacher or strict guru: 


These are 4 Precious Mantras of Lord Saturn Astrologically and Philosophically explained:



1) Saturn Placement (Acting as Filtering the House) – Here Saturn is teaching one should be very much practical, He need to be Become Real, Loyal, Honest Natural, Self Identification is required in nature .Saturn usually Shreds the negativity and connecting traits of that house (for e.g if it is in 8th house – It will transform native into spirituality and shreds the negative traits of Fear, death, sexuality and losses connected with that house) where it is placed and used to evolve positivism from it, powered it up with enthusiasm after Deep Life lessons, gives higher realisation and rejuvenate the future life after correcting the past mistakes and errors we are doing currently in life regarding that house properties with the help of full of deep wisdom and experiences learned from past events.Here Saturn act as Path finder by shredding all the negativeness from that house 

2) Saturn Direct Aspect (Life Long challenges)   Be Prepared from Open Challenges – Here Saturn gives equally challenging environment and opponents who can test your abilities and patience where it directly aspects and it keep pointing you to get prepare yourself for whole life for this Open challenges. Here Saturnine energy is directing you, Hey you ! you are weak and not prepared for future life actions, and you need to work on hard in this area, as you are lacking the required energy for betterment. He is suggesting you Never take back step, never fear, you have to accept it in any case and you have to face this challenge in whole life unless you never become balances and perfect, which you are feeling you can’t face in long race.Here Saturn is teaching you have to rise as winner. Never neglect your responsibilities, prioritise it and work hard on it. This is your Open challenge area for whole life and one of an important part of your life. Don’t ignore it, Prepare yourself and make it better for future path.

3) Saturn 3rd Aspect (Bold Challenges) Boldly Face the Task – Here Saturn gives hard tasks and challenging environments that one has to face in any situation, when it aspects 3rd from any house and he will try to test your courage, will power and mental Toughness and keep pointing you for task that you need to boldly face it with Never ending willpower, determination and courage. As a metaphor is known; are you the perfect one who can boldly finish the tasks of your life which you are feeling unable to finish it any condition ?. Here, Saturn is teaching you remove no from your dictionary and keep telling you, use your willpower and courage to overcome any difficulties you are facing regarding that house and sign and try to finish the tasks boldly with out fear and delay.

4) Saturn 10th Aspect (Ultimate Goal) – Work is Workshop – Here, Saturn Realises by its 10th aspect-  life is not for fun and enjoyment, it is for Accomplishing higher goals of life given you as a gift from higher Almighty in each and every birth and you have to evolve  that goal and target from these Openly Challenging situations  and from negative people you may face in your life as a part of your challenge from environment or society in the form of that house. As a gift from biased society, who always trying to oppose what you are doing.Here Saturn is telling you use this gifts Intelligently to face People who opposes you always in your work. Society is only a challenge to make out best from you so you have to use gifts those are given to you.Use it and invest it well and Rise your self by Dint of your Never ending Spirit.

History from Indian Scriptures



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According to legends and scriptures , Saturn was born to Sun and Chaya, also known as Swarna. During the time of Saturn’s birth, Sun fell severely ill due to Saturn’s inauspicious aspect when he opened his eyes. Hence, there have always been disputes between the father and son (Sun-Saturn Aspect).

According to  other Hindu Puranas (scriptures), Shani is considered to be a son of Surya (Sun) and Chhaya (shadow). His brother is Yamaraj and sister is Yamuna. His color is considered to be same as an Indraneel Mani, also known as Neelam (Blue Sapphire).

There are many different stories regarding birth of Shani Dev. Foremost and accepted is the one in the ancient ‘Skanda Purana’ which is as follows.

” God Surya was married to Vishwakarama Kanya Sandhya.

Sandhya could not tolerate the radiance of God Surya. She used to feel that by doing penance she could increase her brilliance. Or, by the power of her penance, she could diminish the glare of God Surya. But for God Surya, she was a spouse worshipping wife. From God Surya, she had three children. One was Vaivastahva Manu. The second was Yama Raj. And the third was Yamuna. Sandhya loved her children very much. But, she was very upset with the radiance of God Surya. One day, she thought that she would separate from God Surya, go to her parents’ home and undertake great penance. And if there was opposition, she would go far away to a lonely and undertake great penance.

By strength of her penance, Sandhya created a ‘Chaya’ (shadow) of herself and named her Suvarna. And, and then the shadow of herself became Suvarna. After handing over the children to Chaya, Sandhya told her that Chaya would thereafter play the role of womanhood and nurse her three children. She told her if any problem arose, she should call her and she would come rushing to her. But she cautioned her that she must remember that she was Chaya, not Sandhya, and nobody should know this difference.

Sandhya hander over her responsibilities to Chaya and went away to her parents’ place. She went home and told her father that she could not stand the radiance of God Surya. And therefore, without telling her husband she had come away. Listening to this, her father scolded her very much and told her that without being called, if the daughter returns home, both her and her father would be cursed. He told her to go back to her home immediately. Then, Sandhya began to worry that if she went back, what would happen to the responsibilities which she had given to Chaya. Where would Chaya go?

And their secret would be exposed. So, Sandhya went to the dense jungles in Uttar Kurukshetra and took repose there.

She was fearful of her safety in the jungle because of her youthfulness and beauty. And she changed her form into that of a mare so that none could recognize her and started her penance. Elsewhere, the union of God Surya and Chaya begot three children. God Surya and Chaya were happy with each other. Surya never doubted anything. The children of Chaya were Manu, God Shani and Putri Bhadra (Tapti).”

” As per the second story, the creation of God Shani was the result of Maharishi Kashyap’s great ‘yagna’. When God Shani was in the womb of Chaya, Shiv Bhaktini Chaya was so engrossed in penance of God Shiva that she did not care for her food even.

She prayed so intensely during her penance that the prayers had a profound influence on the child in her womb. As a result of such a great penance of Chaya, without food and shade in the blazing sun, the complexion of God Shani became black. When God Shani was born, Surya was surprised to see his dark complexion. He began to doubt Chaya. He insulted Chaya by saying that this was not his son.

From birth itself, God Shani had inherited the great powers of his mother’s penance.


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He saw that his father was insulting his mother. He saw his father with a cruel gaze. As a result his father’s body was charred black. The horses of God Surya’s chariot stopped. The chariot would not move. Worried, God Surya called out to God Shiva. God Shiva advised God Surya and explained to him about what had happened. That is, because of him the respect of mother and child had been tarnished and insulted. God Surya accepted his fault and apologized. And regained his earlier glorious looks and the power of his chariot’s horses. Since then, God Shani became a good son to his father and mother and an ardent disciple of God Shiva.


According to other scriptures and legendaries as per Brahma Purana, Saturn was totally devoted to Lord Krishna and was mesmerised by him. Seeing this inclination, Sun married Saturn to Chitra rath’s daughter. Saturn’s wife was extremely strong, powerful and modest.The wife of Saturn is Param Tejasvi and one day she went to him to request a son. But Shani Dev was busy meditating and praying to Lord Krishna.

After waiting a long time, his wife got agitated and cursed Shani that wherever, and whoever he sees will get destroyed.Hence, she cursed Saturn saying that anyone seen by him would be totally destroyed because of these facts we called Saturn as Impotent and can destroy anyone by its aspect.

Saturn tried to convince her and she eventually accepted her mistake. But, she could not take back the curse. So, Saturn started looking downwards as he didn’t want anyone to get hurt.This causes Shani to keep his head down all the time.”

This is the mythology behind the harmful drishti (aspect) of Shani.

(Reference and Source : Skanda Puraan and Padma Puran)

Vedic Astrological Importance


According to Vedic Astrology, Saturn is considered as beneficial in the house it occupies, but harmful to the houses which it aspects, it is not harmful it only teaches spiritual and mundane lessons out of those houses, those houses are only Challenges and learning of current life.

Shani aspects 3rd, 7th and 10th house and covers 270 degree of orbital distance  angle and you can imagine how power magnetic influence of Saturn would be from the one it occupies.

Shani hates actions such as fraud, deceit, telling lies, consuming alcohol, gambling, staying unclean, animal cruelty, and disrespect of God, parents or elders.

If Shani occupies a favorable position in a birth chart then that person progresses in several aspects of life. That person is hardworking, fair in dealings and justice-loving. His/her social standing is also very good and that person does not suffer from any major ailments. On the other hand, if Shani is not positioned well in a chart, then damage to the house, fires, debt, disputes and loss of wealth and property will occur.

Early defects in teeth and eyes are also the effects of bad Shani positioning.The movements of Saturn, also known as the “Great Malefic,” used to be observed with fear and came with warnings passed from the astrologer to client about pending shortages, bad luck, great loss or punishing circumstances.

Saturn’s gift is the pressure that keeps us focused on our own path. It’s seriousness, like the sign it rules, Capricorn, comes from knowing that some goals require us to plod through dread to generate more inner discipline. Jupiter balances this out faith, optimism and trust that all the hard work will pay off.

Saturn doesn’t promise success, but by laying out the steps, and sticking to the path despite the distractions and doubts, you start to gain Saturn-approved mastery regardless of the outcome. It is the path to unshakable self-esteem.

Saturn’s influence may seem heavy and limiting, but that is the nature of the physical realm. When you toss up your hands and claim to be overwhelmed, inert, depressed, someone else has to be the authority in your life. This authority can be given to a boss, father, spouse, teacher, friend, or even a punishing voice inside your head. Once you’ve been humbled-humiliated enough, you might decide to pull yourself up and be your own boss.

The sign and house position of your Saturn shows where these life dramas will likely take place.Whatever are the apprehensions attached with this planet, Saturn is not the planet to be feared of. After all, a success gained after winning over obstacles is the truly satisfying one, accompanied by a deeper, and eternal knowledge about life. And that is the invaluable reward Shani imparts in our destinies.

Prajapati and Yam are believed to be Saturn’s Adhidevta and Pratyadhidevta respectively.

Saturn belongs to Lord Krishna’s caste, rides a vulture and a chariot made of iron.Saturn is also known by many different names like Asit, Aarki, Chhayatmaj, Mand, Shanaishchar, Suryaputra, Ravij, Pangu and Saur, Bhaskari.

According to Vedic astrology, Saturn is the Karak planet for the 6th, 8th and 10th house , Along with this, it is the Karak planet for detachment.

Saturn is also the Karak planet for coal, iron, brinjals, black or blue clothes, Udat dal, black grapes and jamun.

It is considered to be a Karak planet for almost all blue coloured things.Saturn is often associated with ligaments and stomach. Being a Karak planet for detachment, Saturn should be strong in the Kundali in order to achieve success.Saturn can also be associated with sculpting, service, farmer, labor class etc.Saturn is connected with the age and longevity of an individual. He gives long life if placed favorably in horoscope.

In spite of his bad name, Saturn is actually considered as a teacher. He behaves like a teacher, who punishes the students when they err and rewards them for their good deeds.Saturn is also the planet of justice, behaves like judge and gives justice depending upon the deeds of a person. The person who commits sin and bad karma’s are rewarded results accordingly.

Saturn rules over bones. All the large bones in the body of legs are governed by Saturn. Saturn, as per his nature, gives long-term diseases. Such diseases are long termed and hardly curable. So a person has to bear with the long illness.A person under influence of Saturn has to work hard in life. Saturn represents labor class who work die hard to earn a little livelihood. Land and all the products beneath earth are governed by Saturn. As such, all the mining items are ruled by him. Iron is his metal and his color is black/ blue. Zodiac sings which Saturn governs are Capricorn and Aquarius. He is exalted in Libra and debilitated in Aries. His mool-trikona sign is Aquarius.

Saturn believes in discipline and strictness and never likes chaos and disobeys. In Hindu Astrology, Saturn has great significance. People are afraid of this planet due to his strictness and discipline. The slow transit of this planet offers two important common periods namely Sadhe-Sati and Dhaiya. Every person undergoes the period of Sadhe-Sati and Dhaiya many a times in his life. Sadhe-Sati is a period when Saturn transits the twelfth and second house of the natal Moon. Similarly, if Saturn is placed fourth and eight from the natal moon, period of Dhaiya takes place. Period of Sadhe-Sati is seven and a half year and period of Dhaiya is two and a half year.

These two periods are considered very difficult time in a native’s life. He has to face many hardship and problems in life and gets no respite from any circle. Astrologically, speaking, this is the time when a person experiences enlightenment while going through the hard time.

By suffering hardship, a person is balancing his sins. Here, we can understand the difference in the nature of Mars and Saturn. Hardship faced by a person under the influence of Mars can make him a dacoit or thief. But, this is not the case with Saturn. In such circumstances, the Saturn will turn a person towards spirituality and forces him to think what is the cause of his misery i.e. bad deeds are responsible of his present situation. Slowly he becomes pious.


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Rohini Shakat Bhedan Yoga : Why Saturn Never enters into Rohini Star 4th Pada while transiting in Taurus sign ?

Rohini Shakat Bhedan Yoga : The historical insight of Saturn transit in Rohini Nakashtra based on Padma Purana.

In Brihat Samhita of Varahmihira author explained many of exponential principals while predicting natural catastrophes symptoms and most are readily manual for today’s researchers for highlighting cause and impact of sun-spots, planetary movement overs different Nakashtras mandalas for understanding Earthquakes, Rainfall, Drought and famines etc. As we already know why Varahmihira was one of an eminent astrologer, astronomer and Mathematician in the era of Vikrama Aditya, interpreted many of incidents for saving the kingdom from miseries. He was one of an excellent interpreter in analysing and understanding the language of nature but the irony is today’s modern discoverers completely ignoring this ancient art of nature for understanding its language.

Varahmihira in around 412 A.D quoted and opined that formation of Sun Spot usually brings Famine in the land and gives huge magnet storms in earth.this was found to be the case during the famine of 1876-77.

The great famine of 1876 (also the Southern India famine of 1876–78 or the Madras famine of 1877) was a famine in India that began in 1876 and affected south and southwestern India (Madras, Mysore, Hyderabad, and Bombay) for a period of two years. In its second year famine also spread north to some regions of the Central Provinces and the North-Western Provinces, and to a small area in Punjab. The famine ultimately covered an area of 257,000 square miles (670,000 km) and caused distress to a population totalling 58,500,000. The death toll from this famine is estimated to be in the range of 5.5 million people.

From above all conditions, we can conclude our Hindu astronomers were not wrong on interpreting nature language i.e impact of Sun Spots, Solar & lunar eclipse, planetary moments, weather uncertainness, rains, floods and sudden catastrophes.

It is well-known fact that all India observe anxiously the course of the moon with respect to the four stars of 10th constellation when the sun is in the sign of Aquarius from “10th Feb to March 10th”, with a hope of future agricultural prospects of the land , the market price of food grains is once lowered or raised according to as the moon’s course lies to the south of the course stars or more and more to the north of the southernmost star.

It was also stated in ancient treaties that if the moon should Pass to the north of all the four stars the world would be at an end.

It is very much evident in scientific language as per what our modern astronomer’s moon will never pass to the north of all the four stars but in 1876 the moon course was lay between the north-most star and the one next to it. So we can assert our ancients treaties on reading nature languages aren’t wrong.

Now coming to Saturn course, according to our ancient Hindu astronomers if Saturn should enter the constellation of Rohini (4th pada) the world would be at an end.

The story belongs from during the era of Maharaja dasratha’s , one of astronomer form his court announced to the prince the dreaded entry of Saturn into the said constellation that the prince once flew in the air and stood before Saturn in his orbit resolved to stop this course; that Saturn, pleased with the prince’s boldness, promised never more to enter the circle.

There is a complete reference in Uttrakhand section of Padma Purana where Lord Shiva is explaining to Rishi Narda about the role of Saturn for both mundane as well as for individual horoscopes during Saturn course to Taurus when it was in Kritika (10 Degree) about to enter Rohini Nakashtra.

King Dasaratha was warned that this would lead to terrible famine and also indicates a sign of war.

King dashratha reached “Shani Yuga” and he told to Saturn if he enters Rohini constellation all would be destroyed, Dashratha asked Saturn to save the world from the agony of wars and famine. Dashratha Paid Respect and praised him to ask for a boon, Saturn was very happy with Dashratha gesture, somehow Dashratha saved as seeing his boldness in front of him

Dashratha recited ” Neel Shani Stotra” to propitiate Saturn as advised of sages and praised Saturn with verses. Saturn was much impressed and told dashratha to ask for boon . Dashratha requested him never to do “ Shakat Bhedan” to which Saturn Consented.

In the Book “Shani Shaman” it was well written about Saturn and King Dashratha and descriptions of “ Rhone Shakta Bhedan Yoga (Rohini Shakat Bhedan Yoga)” Which means entry of Saturn in Rohini Nakashtra will cause Terrible Famine for 12 years”

This was the whole story behind Saturn entry in Rohini Nakashtra.

Modern Astronomical fact has shown that ordinarily, Saturn will never enter the said circle, a circumstance which shows that the story is simply intended to cover an astronomical truth. it is well known that recently Saturn approached the circle to within a degree from it but did not enter it.

It is well known that recently Saturn approached the circle to within a degree from it but did not enter it.

So, we can ascertain that our ancient Hindu astronomers are wise in interpreting, observing and tabulation of the phenomena of nature.

There are lots of effects seen for Saturn entry in Taurus in recent many years which are mentioned below :

1) when Saturn entered Taurus on 12th May 1912 and Stayed there till 1914, while it was Rohini Nakashtra from 11 August 1912 to 3 May 1914, 1st World War started on November 29, 1913, to May 1914.

2) India Rise of nationalism establishment of Hindi association for freedom of India in USA Portland in May 1913 and publication of the first issue of Ghadar November 1913.

3) Mahatma Gandhi Started Satyagraha movement in South Africa.

4) Saturn again entered in Taurus in 1942 from 4 March 1942 to April 24 1944. There was a war of India in 1942 and famine of Bengal happened.

5) Quit India movement started in 1942.

6) Saturn entered in Taurus on 29 April 1971 – 11 June in 1973 “Indo Pakistan” war Started in 1971 ( July 22 to Nov 1971), Revolt Started in East Bengal and events lead to Pakistan war.

7) Saturn entered on 6 June 2000 to 22 July 2002, on 26th January 2001 Earthquake of Gujarat Bhuj happened, it was one of worst earthquake happened in the subcontinent for half a century, approximate 2.5 million people died.

8) On 11 September 2001, there was an attack on America.

9) USA war Against Afghanistan started.

10) The attack on Indian Parliament on 13th December 2001.

11) Godhra riots of Gujarat started on 28th February 2002.

Solution : Best Remedy is to Recite and Propitiate Lord Saturn by Shani Stotra Created by King Dashratha or Read Whole Story of King Vikrama Aditya , Read About lord Saturn in Padma Puran and Read Shani Shaman Book and understand its course for different zodiacs and do remedies as mentioned in Shani Shaman, Be calm and down to earth and do your responsibilities of Real-world seriously , make your self more serious towards your moral duties, respect women.
Source and Reference :
Brihat Samhita By N.C Iyer for Knowledge and Public Sharing

Secrets of Saturn transit : A moral story, Saturn transit in Zodiac of Jupiter – Lessons of Life and time – Transit of Saturn in Guru Zodiac for 2.5 hours.


Saturn transit in Zodiac of Jupiter – Lessons of Life and time – Transit of Saturn in Guru Zodiac for 2.5 hours.
After King Vikram Aditya Learned lesson of his life from the Wrath of the greatest planet Saturn, he received boon too.

Later King said to shani Dev , ‘I only wish that you will have mercy and not give any more trouble to the mankind. I have suffered a lot but rest of the people cannot bear suffering the way I suffered.

That’s the only thing I am asking as a boon from you, Shanidev!

Shanidev said, ’I may have troubled you a lot, but you should see how much more trouble I caused to Gurudev. As compared to Gurudev’s trouble, your trouble will look insignificant.

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Listen also to the stories about how I troubled gods and the demons.’One morning, I bowed down to Gurudev. Then I requested to him with my folded hands, ’Please accept me in your zodiac sign for next seven and half years.’ So, Gurudev said, ‘Please do not come into my zodiac sign at all.’ Then I told him, ‘You do not like me, and you want to avoid me.

In fact, no body wants me! So please let me be with you for at least five years, or (perhaps) for at least two and half years’ But Gurudev still refused me.

So, I told him boldly, ‘One should respect Gurudev and not trouble him, since Gurudev protects like a mother! Those who do not respect Gurudev will surely go to abyss (To the bottom).

So, I bowed down to Gurudev and requested him, ‘Ask me anything as I am pleased with you!’ So Gurudev said to me again, ‘I am asking you not to bother me!’ So I was pleased with

him and said, ‘I will be in your zodiac sign for only fifteen hours (seven and half ‘Prahars’) and you cannot refuse me now!’ So finely, Gurudev agreed that Shanidev could be in his

zodiac sign for two and half hours. Gurudev thought and boasted that he would spend this period of two and half hours just by taking bath in the river and then praying the gods ( This prayer is called “Sandhya” by The Marathi poet Tatyaji Mahapati ) so Shanidev would be helpless and there would be no harm to him! Then Shanidev knew what Gurudev was thinking. So Shanidev decided to show his miraculous power.

As it was the right time, for Shani, Guru became eager to take a bath in the river Ganga. Guru was then under the shadow of Shani and Guru’s appearance changed.

Shanidev appeared as a monk and offered Guru two cantaloupe fruits. Gurudev gladly accepted those two cantaloupe fruits, put them in his bag and gave the monk two coins in return. And, Gurudev kept on going forward towards a city.

It so happened that day, the prince and the minister’s son of that city had gone for hunting and did not return home for lunch. More than two hours passed and still there was no trace of the prince and the minister’s son.

So, King Bhrugu sent his servants to search for them beyond the borders of the city. The servants saw Guru in the Brahmin’s dress with the bag containing two cantaloupe fruits.

That time Shanidev turned those fruits into two human heads. The king’s servants saw Guru, the Brahmin and asked him, ‘What do you have in your bag?’ So the Brahmin (Guru) said, ‘I have two fruits that I will eat them later.’ The servants said, ‘But, there is blood dripping from your bag. So, we don’t care whether you are a Brahmin or a low caste person.

Show us immediately what is in your bag.’ As soon as Guru saw that indeed there was blood on his bag, he was scared. The servants snatched the bag from the Brahmin and opened to see that there were two heads belonging to the missing prince and his friend.

So they scolded the Brahmin, ‘You do not have remorse

in killing these two kids mercilessly like a cruel demon. You have committed this heinous act, unworthy for a Brahmin.’

So they shackled the Brahmin and while beating him brought in front of King Bhrugu. When King Bhrugu heard the news about his son, he fainted and said, ‘Oh God! I lost my only son.

This Brahmin who killed my son is like a death messenger. So he must be punished by the death penalty and must be executed by hanging him on the sharp pointed iron pillar out side the city limits immediately.’

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There was lot of commotion when the news about the prince’s death spread in the palace of King Bhrugu; it is difficult to write the details of the commotion for the fear of expanding this story. Any way, the prince’s wife decided to leap into fire out of grief as per the custom of those days. And she was prepared to do this self-immolation (sati, an act of self-sacrifice to burn in the pyre).

Mean while the servants took the Brahmin to the sharp pointed iron pillar for the execution. The Brahmin became restless and could not think any thing but his bad luck. He requested the servants, ‘Please wait a while for the execution. I will give you ten thousand rupees if, you wait for couple of hours.’

The servants felt compassion when they heard the Brahmin’s plea and decided to wait for couple of hours. By this time the limit of two and half hours set by Shanidev was over. The prince and his companion came riding the horse where the execution was about to take place. They knew what might have happened so they ordered the servants not to execute the Brahmin and bring him back to the king.

The Brahmin blessed the king and then he explained him everything (about the events). The king felt sorry and said, ‘I would have committed a great crime by giving your execution

order without knowing the full details. I would be the greatest sinner due to the ignorance and the ego of my royal power (Rajmad). So please forgive me.’

And he started to cry. ‘ Then he honored Gurudev by giving him and other Brahmins feast with gifts of clothes and ornaments. So Guru said that this happened due to the curse of Shanidev. Then he opened his bag and indeed there were two cantaloupes.

Then Shanidev came near Gurudev and asked him how it went so far. So Guru replied,’ In just two and half hours, you have ruined me. I cannot imagine what would have happened if you had full seven and half years to ruin me! Though I am the highest-ranking planet, you have indeed obliged me. In fact, you are the greatest planet.

However, whatever happened, happened for good! So please do not trouble any body any more.’

So Shani said, ‘One should not brag and blow his own horns. I will trouble the person who brags about himself. Gurudev, you boasted and so I had to act like this. Please forgive me for my act.’

Moral of the Story is one should not boast his proud and ego even he is very much knowledgeable like guru or very much wealthy or rich like Ambani’s. This pennies and fake Status has no value and no cost in front of time.Time and karma always teaches lesson in the form of Saturn transits on different zodiacs. Its the high time to learn higher lessons of life, wisdom, philosophies and higher knowledge when Saturn will move in Sign of Sagittarius after 26th of January 2017.

Coming Next : Article on Saturn transit on Sagittarius very soon.

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