People had been researching upon the very fact of life that how the situations in our life our created? How does our life gets affected because of the play of energies as well as under the effect of planetary influences? As one goes through any tough & challenging life situation the most common question always that arises in ones mind is- Why is this happening with me? Why am I victimized?
Now, most of the time, we put that straight on Karma or destiny and no doubt, Karma has its own role as well as destiny too plays its role. To know more about destiny, you may go the my another old blog on “Destiny versus Astrology”-
Let’s not put the blame of our troublesome life situations directly on Karma or destiny but we must understand, how is the energy of though getting converted into the actions, then behaviour, creating situations and thence, bringing results in our day to day life. Our life is a simulation of various milestones which open up in front of us in terms of various life situations. Just like, we begin a journey from one place to another and the milestones are fixed. So, we have to cross all the milestones to reach our destination. Now, you can call these milestones as the situations and the experiences which one has to undergo and one has to face, which is further based on the laws of Karma and ones fate, not destiny, as accumulated karma (sanchit/prarabdha) from past lives.Every individual is one whole microcosmic system in its totality which represents the reflection of macrocosmic system and Astrology deals with the study of every individual horoscope as one system that’s why we study all the Gruhas (Planets) together for it’s results in one’s life. Now, consider every individual as a unique set of combinations of various planetary energies which unite together to form one totally unique life story which is an infinitesimal part of the Kaal-Purusha. Since, every individual life is unique in its every essence so is the planetary combinations for every individual.The whole working mechanism and effect of planetary energies is dependent upon the Prana (Life Force Energy) of the individual. The energies of the Gruhas, they strike in to the pranic energy fields of the individuals through breath, with the mechanism of Ida & Pingla nadi and create a specific vibration which is reflected into the mind of the individual as thought. And, from here begins the seed of creation for life situations.
Moon being the significator of mind; it works as the archery through which the rest of planetary forces strike an arrow during their transit, dasha & bhukti. Now, you can test it by being a witness in any of the life situation that you are facing today. As I mentioned above about the journey & milestones, just consider that you are going through a road to reach your destination; until you stop, stay at a milestone and spend time there, it will certainly get you involved with the various happenings on that particular milestone. What- if you see the milestone (life situation) and continue to move without putting in your time & energy; it will have some impact which shall be experiential in nature but you will save yourself from bigger damage.
In one of the beautiful verse from Bhagwad Gita, Lord conveys: “manah shashthani indryani prakrutisthani karshati”; which states that it is these six- the mind and the five senses which create friction in one’s whole nature. And, that’s what is the whole endeavor of Yoga- “yogah chittvrutti nirodah”; Yoga* works upon removing the delusions of the chitta (consciousness).
*Yoga here refers to any form of yoga; Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga, Jnana Yoga, etc.
So, the life situations are just a part of divine play and one must experience & handle any tough situation as an opportunity to see towards the other side of the life and to explore all new horizons of this beautiful universe.
Hope this helps you explore your life situations in the light of this article.
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(सम्भल कर करें निवेश । बहुमन्जिली इमारतों में नहीं हो सकता वास्तु का प्रयोग )
हमारे देश में आजकल बहुमन्जिली इमारतों का चलन है । इन इमारतों में निवेश से पहले कुछ बातें जान लेना आवश्यक है । बहुमन्जिली इमारतों का गणित कुछ इस प्रकार है । (I know this because I have been dealing with builders, architects and interior designers from past many years, these are facts)
शहर के बाहरी हिस्सों में बनीं इमारतें
१. Average cost of land in outer areas.
Rs 100 Rs/sq ft to Rs 1200 /sq ft (Depending on the fact that the land acquired is a farm land. Most of the deals are shady. Sometimes land is disputed or captured as well. Land is also bought from ST/SC community at very cheap prices. There is a law which prevents it, but there is a loop hole in this law as well.
(Tradecraft includes forming a partnership firm)
2. Average cost of building is 250 Rs/sq ft to Rs 1200/sq ft. Builders do not use very good material in building. This is a very common practice. You can expect extreme changes in walls, bathrooms and fixtures from six months to one-year time. Biggest problems include falling POP roofs, water seams and clogging and paint loss.
Secondly, small time builders use pre-tailored plans in each plot which are re-used in every third project. So actually in reality it does not cost much. Big builders have hired architects and structural engineers.
So on an average a 900 sq ft flat will cost.
Cost of land: 500000.
Cost of bribery to State development authorities: 10,000 to 1,00000.
Cost of flat: 815000 becomes 870,000, If it is the ground floor. Building cost increases with height but again it is not that much.
Average selling price is near 150000 to 20,0000. This is from a single customer. On an average a five story building fetches 10 to 30 lakhs based on several variations.
Topping this, is the State development authorities, land Mafia and scores of other corrupt departments that only increase the cost of these flats.
Most of the builders are corrupt and prone to wrong doings and shady work. There are scores of pending cases against the builders which includes Unitech, Parshvanath and very big names in other cities. According to consumer disputes redressal commission, there has been a continuous increase in cases against builders from past many years. This is the proof of the debauchery and telltale claims of builders.
बहुमन्जिली इमारतों में नहीं हो सकता वास्तु का प्रयोग
वास्तु के मानद ग्रन्थों में बहुमन्जिली इमारतों का भी उल्लेख मिलता है । द्वीशाल व अन्य भवन का उल्लेख तो कई ग्रन्थो में है परन्तु बहुमन्जिली इमारतों का उल्लेख कम ग्रन्थों है । पुरानी इमारतों में भी अधिक से अधिक दो या तीन ही मन्जिलें मिलती हैं, ज्यादा ऊचीं इमारतों को बनाने के वास्तु ग्रन्थों में विशेष नियम हैं ।
दो या तीन मन्जिलों वाली इमारतों में भी वास्तु के कडे नियम हैं और उन्हे कोई भी बिल्डर प्रयोग में नहीं लाता है । ज्यादातर बिल्डरों के दावे, की उन्की इमारतें वास्तु नियमों पर आधारित हैं, सत्य से परे हैं ।
गृहं व्यासेष्टहस्तान्तमेकभूमं प्रकारयेत ।
ततो दशदशर्ध्यन्तं क्रमवृध्द्या तलं न्यसेत । १४ ॥वास्तुमण्ङनम्
The height of one floor should be equal to the eighth part of the perimeter. This accounts to very good height while most the floors in flats do not carry a height above 10 to 11 ft.
The sequence includes increasing the height of the later floors with 10 hastha parts each.
Further slokas indicates that two storied structure should be built for common man, three and four for Vaishyas and six for Kshatriyas and Brahmins.
I have studied the ancient structures in Old city of Jaipur which was built by the great Sthapathi Vidhyadhar. All structures which carry two or three floors have brahmasthana and proper entrance doors to the center of the structure.
Some vastu granthas consider tall structures to be very problematic and recommend it for kings only.
Mayamattam and Varahmihira have different opinion on same subject. Mayamattam calculates height of the building in comparison to foundation stone or last brick of the wall. Varah recommends height to be equivalent to the breadth of the sala.
The last dictum is being followed in old city of Jaipur.
बहुमन्जिली इमारतों में एक और समस्या है । इस तरह की इमारतें कबूतरों, मधुमक्खीयों आदी के रहने का स्थान बन जाती हैं। ये दोनो जीव अशुभ माने जाते हैं तथा सूनेपन का कारण बनते हैं ।
So in totality the investments in such building is not very useful until and unless somebody does not have enough money to buy a plot. Builders take advantage of this problem and sell their products through dubious lucrative offers.
Shree Ganesh Ashtottaram is the stotram of the 108 mantras/ names of lord Ganesha to invoke the divine blessing of Lord Ganesha in devotee life to get freedom from all sort of worries, Sorrows, obstacles, hurdles, and delays. As the Lord Ganesha is “Pratham Poojinya” Diety among all and helps in removing all the Vighanas of life. It is said to be believed that this ashtottaram is very dearer to Lord Ganesha and by reciting this ashtotaram regularly or on special occasions like Sankashti Chaturthi, Ganesh Chaturthi, Vinayak Chaturthi, etc. Lord Ganesha will reside in your heart and provides you both spiritual as well as material prosperity and also remove all the Obstacles coming in the devotee way. Astrologically those who having ketu is well placed in the trines to the Lagna or D9 Chart those people should recite this auspicious stotra mantra. Even When Ketu is placed with Moon, also helps in removing all kind of fear, sorrow, and doubts.When there is Sarpa Yoga (Yoga of disillusioned mind, Extreme lust ) forming in the Kendraa houses chart, only Ketu can helps in breaking the Sarpa yoga that can only be done by the worshiping of Ganesha Mantras or Ganesha Yantra made in silver.
“SarvaVighnaharam Devam Sarva Karyaphalapradanam
Sarvasiddhi pradhataram Vandeham Gaananayakam”
The remover of all obstacles and all problems, the one who gives the phalam (results) of all the work done, the one who gives all types of siddhi (wealth); I bow to the Lord who is the Leader of those who can not be led by anyone.
ॐ श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं ग्लौं देवकीसुत गोविन्द वासुदेव जगत्पते ।
देहि मे तनयं कृष्ण त्वामहं शरणं गतः॥
॥ सन्तानगोपालस्तोत्र ॥
ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय ।
श्रीशं कमलपत्राक्षं देवकीनन्दनं हरिम् ।
सुतसंप्राप्तये कृष्णं नमामि मधुसूदनम् ॥१॥
नमाम्यहं वासुदेवं सुतसंप्राप्तये हरिम् ।
यशोदाङ्कगतं बालं गोपालं नन्दनन्दनम्॥ २॥
अस्माकं पुत्रलाभाय गोविन्दं मुनिवन्दितम् ।
नमाम्यहं वासुदेवं देवकीनन्दनं सदा ॥ ३॥
गोपालं डिम्भकं वन्दे कमलापतिमच्युतम् ।
पुत्रसंप्राप्तये कृष्णं नमामि यदुपुङ्गवम् ॥ ४॥
पुत्रकामेष्टिफलदं कञ्जाक्षं कमलापतिम् ।
देवकीनन्दनं वन्दे सुतसम्प्राप्तये मम ॥ ५॥
पद्मापते पद्मनेत्रे पद्मनाभ जनार्दन ।
देहि मे तनयं श्रीश वासुदेव जगत्पते ॥ ६॥
यशोदाङ्कगतं बालं गोविन्दं मुनिवन्दितम् ।
अस्माकं पुत्र लाभाय नमामि श्रीशमच्युतम् ॥ ७॥
श्रीपते देवदेवेश दीनार्तिर्हरणाच्युत ।
गोविन्द मे सुतं देहि नमामि त्वां जनार्दन ॥ ८॥
भक्तकामद गोविन्द भक्तं रक्ष शुभप्रद ।
देहि मे तनयं कृष्ण रुक्मिणीवल्लभ प्रभो ॥ ९॥
रुक्मिणीनाथ सर्वेश देहि मे तनयं सदा ।
भक्तमन्दार पद्माक्ष त्वामहं शरणं गतः ॥ १०॥
देवकीसुत गोविन्द वासुदेव जगत्पते ।
देहि मे तनयं कृष्ण त्वामहं शरणं गतः ॥ ११॥
वासुदेव जगद्वन्द्य श्रीपते पुरुषोत्तम ।
देहि मे तनयं कृष्ण त्वामहं शरणं गतः ॥ १२॥
कञ्जाक्ष कमलानाथ परकारुणिकोत्तम ।
देहि मे तनयं कृष्ण त्वामहं शरणं गतः ॥ १३॥
लक्ष्मीपते पद्मनाभ मुकुन्द मुनिवन्दित ।
देहि मे तनयं कृष्ण त्वामहं शरणं गतः ॥ १४॥
कार्यकारणरूपाय वासुदेवाय ते सदा ।
नमामि पुत्रलाभार्थ सुखदाय बुधाय ते ॥ १५॥
राजीवनेत्र श्रीराम रावणारे हरे कवे ।
तुभ्यं नमामि देवेश तनयं देहि मे हरे ॥ १६॥
अस्माकं पुत्रलाभाय भजामि त्वां जगत्पते ।
देहि मे तनयं कृष्ण वासुदेव रमापते ॥ १७॥
श्रीमानिनीमानचोर गोपीवस्त्रापहारक ।
देहि मे तनयं कृष्ण वासुदेव जगत्पते ॥ १८॥
अस्माकं पुत्रसंप्राप्तिं कुरुष्व यदुनन्दन ।
रमापते वासुदेव मुकुन्द मुनिवन्दित ॥ १९॥
वासुदेव सुतं देहि तनयं देहि माधव ।
पुत्रं मे देहि श्रीकृष्ण वत्सं देहि महाप्रभो ॥२०॥
डिम्भकं देहि श्रीकृष्ण आत्मजं देहि राघव ।
भक्तमन्दार मे देहि तनयं नन्दनन्दन ॥ २१॥
नन्दनं देहि मे कृष्ण वासुदेव जगत्पते ।
कमलनाथ गोविन्द मुकुन्द मुनिवन्दित ॥ २२॥
अन्यथा शरणं नास्ति त्वमेव शरणं मम ।
सुतं देहि श्रियं देहि श्रियं पुत्रं प्रदेहि मे ॥ २३॥
यशोदास्तन्यपानज्ञं पिबन्तं यदुनन्दनं ।
वन्देऽहं पुत्रलाभार्थं कपिलाक्षं हरिं सदा ॥ २४॥
नन्दनन्दन देवेश नन्दनं देहि मे प्रभो ।
रमापते वासुदेव श्रियं पुत्रं जगत्पते ॥ २५॥
पुत्रं श्रियं श्रियं पुत्रं पुत्रं मे देहि माधव ।
अस्माकं दीनवाक्यस्य अवधारय श्रीपते ॥ २६॥
गोपाल डिम्भ गोविन्द वासुदेव रमापते ।
अस्माकं डिम्भकं देहि श्रियं देहि जगत्पते ॥ २७॥
मद्वाञ्छितफलं देहि देवकीनन्दनाच्युत ।
मम पुत्रार्थितं धन्यं कुरुष्व यदुनन्दन ॥ २८॥
याचेऽहं त्वां श्रियं पुत्रं देहि मे पुत्रसंपदम्।
भक्तचिन्तामणे राम कल्पवृक्ष महाप्रभो ॥ २९॥
आत्मजं नन्दनं पुत्रं कुमारं डिम्भकं सुतम् ।
अर्भकं तनयं देहि सदा मे रघुनन्दन ॥ ३०॥
वन्दे सन्तानगोपालं माधवं भक्तकामदम् ।
अस्माकं पुत्रसंप्राप्त्यै सदा गोविन्दमच्युतम् ॥ ३१॥
ॐकारयुक्तं गोपालं श्रीयुक्तं यदुनन्दनम् ।
क्लींयुक्तं देवकीपुत्रं नमामि यदुनायकम् ॥ ३२॥
वासुदेव मुकुन्देश गोविन्द माधवाच्युत ।
देहि मे तनयं कृष्ण रमानाथ महाप्रभो ॥ ३३॥
राजीवनेत्र गोविन्द कपिलाक्ष हरे प्रभो ।
समस्तकाम्यवरद देहि मे तनयं सदा ॥ ३४॥
अब्जपद्मनिभं पद्मवृन्दरूप जगत्पते ।
देहि मे वरसत्पुत्रं रमानायक माधव ॥ ३५॥
नन्दपाल धरापाल गोविन्द यदुनन्दन ।
देहि मे तनयं कृष्ण रुक्मिणीवल्लभ प्रभो ॥ ३६॥
दासमन्दार गोविन्द मुकुन्द माधवाच्युत ।
गोपाल पुण्डरीकाक्ष देहि मे तनयं श्रियम् ॥ ३७॥
यदुनायक पद्मेश नन्दगोपवधूसुत ।
देहि मे तनयं कृष्ण श्रीधर प्राणनायक ॥ ३८॥
अस्माकं वाञ्छितं देहि देहि पुत्रं रमापते ।
भगवन् कृष्ण सर्वेश वासुदेव जगत्पते ॥ ३९॥
रमाहृदयसंभारसत्यभामामनः प्रिय ।
देहि मे तनयं कृष्ण रुक्मिणीवल्लभ प्रभो ॥ ४०॥
चन्द्रसूर्याक्ष गोविन्द पुण्डरीकाक्ष माधव ।
अस्माकं भाग्यसत्पुत्रं देहि देव जगत्पते ॥ ४१॥
कारुण्यरूप पद्माक्ष पद्मनाभसमर्चित ।
देहि मे तनयं कृष्ण देवकीनन्दनन्दन ॥ ४२॥
देवकीसुत श्रीनाथ वासुदेव जगत्पते ।
समस्तकामफलद देहि मे तनयं सदा ॥ ४३॥
भक्तमन्दार गम्भीर शङ्कराच्युत माधव ।
देहि मे तनयं गोपबालवत्सल श्रीपते ॥ ४४॥
श्रीपते वासुदेवेश देवकीप्रियनन्दन ।
भक्तमन्दार मे देहि तनयं जगतां प्रभो ॥४५॥
जगन्नाथ रमानाथ भूमिनाथ दयानिधे ।
वासुदेवेश सर्वेश देहि मे तनयं प्रभो ॥ ४६॥
श्रीनाथ कमलपत्राक्ष वासुदेव जगत्पते ।
देहि मे तनयं कृष्ण त्वामहं शरणं गतः ॥ ४७॥
दासमन्दार गोविन्द भक्तचिन्तामणे प्रभो ।
देहि मे तनयं कृष्ण त्वामहं शरणं गतः ॥ ४८॥
गोविन्द पुण्डरीकाक्ष रमानाथ महाप्रभो ।
देहि मे तनयं कृष्ण त्वामहं शरणं गतः ॥ ४९॥
श्रीनाथ कमलपत्राक्ष गोविन्द मधुसूदन ।
मत्पुत्रफलसिद्ध्यर्थं भजामि त्वां जनार्दन ॥ ५०॥
स्तन्यं पिबन्तं जननीमुखांबुजं विलोक्य मन्दस्मितमुज्ज्वलाङ्गम् ।
स्पृशन्तमन्यस्तनमङ्गुलीभिर्वन्दे यशोदाङ्कगतं मुकुन्दम् ॥ ५१॥
याचेऽहं पुत्रसन्तानं भवन्तं पद्मलोचन ।
देहि मे तनयं कृष्ण त्वामहं शरणं गतः ॥ ५२॥
अस्माकं पुत्रसम्पत्तेश्चिन्तयामि जगत्पते ।
शीघ्रं मे देहि दातव्यं भवता मुनिवन्दित ॥ ५३॥
वासुदेव जगन्नाथ श्रीपते पुरुषोत्तम ।
कुरु मां पुत्रदत्तं च कृष्ण देवेन्द्रपूजित ॥ ५४॥
कुरु मां पुत्रदत्तं च यशोदाप्रियनन्दनम् ।
मह्यं च पुत्रसन्तानं दातव्यंभवता हरे ॥ ५५॥
वासुदेव जगन्नाथ गोविन्द देवकीसुत ।
देहि मे तनयं राम कौशल्याप्रियनन्दन ॥ ५६॥
पद्मपत्राक्ष गोविन्द विष्णो वामन माधव ।
देहि मे तनयं सीताप्राणनायक राघव ॥ ५७॥
कञ्जाक्ष कृष्ण देवेन्द्रमण्डित मुनिवन्दित ।
लक्ष्मणाग्रज श्रीराम देहि मे तनयं सदा ॥ ५८॥
देहि मे तनयं राम दशरथप्रियनन्दन ।
सीतानायक कञ्जाक्ष मुचुकुन्दवरप्रद ॥ ५९॥
विभीषणस्य या लङ्का प्रदत्ता भवता पुरा ।
अस्माकं तत्प्रकारेण तनयं देहि माधव ॥ ६०॥
भवदीयपदांभोजे चिन्तयामि निरन्तरम् ।
देहि मे तनयं सीताप्राणवल्लभ राघव ॥ ६१॥
राम मत्काम्यवरद पुत्रोत्पत्तिफलप्रद ।
देहि मे तनयं श्रीश कमलासनवन्दित ॥ ६२॥
राम राघव सीतेश लक्ष्मणानुज देहि मे ।
भाग्यवत्पुत्रसन्तानं दशरथप्रियनन्दन ।
देहि मे तनयं राम कृष्ण गोपाल माधव ॥ ६४॥
कृष्ण माधव गोविन्द वामनाच्युत शङ्कर ।
देहि मे तनयं श्रीश गोपबालकनायक ॥ ६५॥
गोपबाल महाधन्य गोविन्दाच्युत माधव ।
देहि मे तनयं कृष्ण वासुदेव जगत्पते ॥ ६६॥
दिशतु दिशतु पुत्रं देवकीनन्दनोऽयं
दिशतु दिशतु शीघ्रं भाग्यवत्पुत्रलाभम् ।
दिशतु दिशतु शीघ्रं श्रीशो राघवो रामचन्द्रो
दिशतु दिशतु पुत्रं वंश विस्तारहेतोः ॥ ६७॥
दीयतां वासुदेवेन तनयोमत्प्रियः सुतः ।
कुमारो नन्दनः सीतानायकेन सदा मम ॥ ६८॥
राम राघव गोविन्द देवकीसुत माधव ।
देहि मे तनयं श्रीश गोपबालकनायक ॥ ६९॥
वंशविस्तारकं पुत्रं देहि मे मधुसूदन ।
सुतं देहि सुतं देहि त्वामहं शरणं गतः ॥ ७०॥
ममाभीष्टसुतं देहि कंसारे माधवाच्युत ।
सुतं देहि सुतं देहि त्वामहं शरणं गतः ॥७१॥
चन्द्रार्ककल्पपर्यन्तं तनयं देहि माधव ।
सुतं देहि सुतं देहि त्वामहं शरणं गतः ॥७२॥
विद्यावन्तं बुद्धिमन्तं श्रीमन्तं तनयं सदा ।
देहि मे तनयं कृष्ण देवकीनन्दन प्रभो ॥ ७३॥
नमामि त्वां पद्मनेत्र सुतलाभाय कामदम् ।
मुकुन्दं पुण्डरीकाक्षं गोविन्दं मधुसूदनम् ॥ ७४॥
भगवन् कृष्ण गोविन्द सर्वकामफलप्रद ।
देहि मे तनयं स्वामिंस्त्वामहं शरणं गतः ॥ ७५॥
स्वामिंस्त्वं भगवन् राम कृष्न माधव कामद ।
देहि मे तनयं नित्यं त्वामहं शरणं गतः ॥ ७६॥
तनयं देहिओ गोविन्द कञ्जाक्ष कमलापते ।
सुतं देहि सुतं देहि त्वामहं शरणं गतः ॥७७॥
पद्मापते पद्मनेत्र प्रद्युम्न जनक प्रभो ।
सुतं देहि सुतं देहि त्वामहं शरणं गतः ॥ ७८॥
शङ्खचक्रगदाखड्गशार्ङ्गपाणे रमापते ।
देहि मे तनयं कृष्ण त्वामहं शरणं गतः ॥ ७९॥
नारायण रमानाथ राजीवपत्रलोचन ।
सुतं मे देहि देवेश पद्मपद्मानुवन्दित ॥ ८०॥
राम राघव गोविन्द देवकीवरनन्दन ।
रुक्मिणीनाथ सर्वेश नारदादिसुरार्चित ॥ ८१॥
देवकीसुत गोविन्द वासुदेव जगत्पते ।
देहि मे तनयं श्रीश गोपबालकनायक ॥ ८२॥
मुनिवन्दित गोविन्द रुक्मिणीवल्लभ प्रभो ।
देहि मे तनयं कृष्ण त्वामहं शरणं गतः ॥ ८३॥
देहि मे तनयं कृष्ण त्वामहं शरणं गतः ॥ ८४॥
रमाहृदयपङ्केजलोल माधव कामद ।
ममाभीष्टसुतं देहि त्वामहं शरणं गतः ॥ ८५॥
वासुदेव रमानाथ दासानां मङ्गलप्रद ।
देहि मे तनयं कृष्ण त्वामहं शरणं गतः ॥ ८६॥
कल्याणप्रद गोविन्द मुरारे मुनिवन्दित ।
देहि मे तनयं कृष्ण त्वामहं शरणं गतः ॥ ८७॥
पुत्रप्रद मुकुन्देश रुक्मिणीवल्लभ प्रभो ।
देहि मे तनयं कृष्ण त्वामहं शरणं गतः ॥ ८८॥
पुण्डरीकाक्ष गोविन्द वासुदेव जगत्पते ।
देहि मे तनयं कृष्ण त्वामहं शरणं गतः ॥ ८९॥
दयानिधे वासुदेव मुकुन्द मुनिवन्दित ।
देहि मे तनयं कृष्ण त्वामहं शरणं गतः ॥ ९०॥
पुत्रसम्पत्प्रदातारं गोविन्दं देवपूजितम् ।
वन्दामहे सदा कृष्णं पुत्र लाभ प्रदायिनम् ॥ ९१॥
कारुण्यनिधये गोपीवल्लभाय मुरारये ।
नमस्ते पुत्रलाभाय देहि मे तनयं विभो ॥ ९२॥
नमस्तस्मै रमेशाय रुमिणीवल्लभाय ते ।
देहि मे तनयं श्रीश गोपबालकनायक ॥ ९३॥
नमस्ते वासुदेवाय नित्यश्रीकामुकाय च ।
पुत्रदाय च सर्पेन्द्रशायिने रङ्गशायिने ॥ ९४॥
रङ्गशायिन् रमानाथ मङ्गलप्रद माधव ।
देहि मे तनयं श्रीश गोपबालकनायक ॥ ९५॥
दासस्य मे सुतं देहि दीनमन्दार राघव ।
सुतं देहि सुतं देहि पुत्रं देहि रमापते ॥ ९६॥
यशोदातनयाभीष्टपुत्रदानरतः सदा ।
देहि मे तनयं कृष्ण त्वामहं शरणं गतः ॥९७॥
मदिष्टदेव गोविन्द वासुदेव जनार्दन ।
देहि मे तनयं कृष्ण त्वामहं शरणं गतः ॥ ९८॥
नीतिमान् धनवान् पुत्रो विद्यावांश्च प्रजापते ।
भगवंस्त्वत्कृपायाश्च वासुदेवेन्द्रपूजित ॥ ९९॥
यःपठेत् पुत्रशतकं सोऽपि सत्पुत्रवान् भवेत ।
श्रीवासुदेवकथितं स्तोत्ररत्नं सुखाय च ॥ १००॥
जपकाले पठेन्नित्यं पुत्रलाभं धनं श्रियम् ।
ऐश्वर्यं राजसम्मानं सद्यो याति न संशयः ॥ १०१॥
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Santan Gopal Complete Mantra
Here is the Santan Gopal Mantra with below-mentioned Stotra necessary for a devotee to recite it daily at least for 10 Jaap Mala
Regular chanting of this Santan Gopal Mantra will dissolve all the obstacles that stand in your way of begetting a child. it so powerful that it can alleviate all your mental peace and bless you with progeny. This mantra is very useful for childless couples who are facing lots of delays and hurdles in be getting child. Even its energies are so powerful that it can prevent any chances of miscarriage or mishap during pregnancy.It helps to remove all difficulties associated with the conceiving and birth of a child and not even only it also ensures safe delivery of a child but also blesses him with good health and intelligence.
What is Gopal Sahastranaam and its pooja for the delay in childbirth
Gopal Sahastranaam is having 1000 names of child form of Lord Krishna.The Gopal Sahastranaam Puja is very auspicious and removes all obstacles from the life of devotees, especially for those couples facing lots of difficulties in getting progeny in right time from many years. It blesses the devotees with a child like Gopal hence this stotra is very beneficial for the couples desiring for a child. Even this The puja not only removes the problems of childless couples it is also fruitful for all. It showers prosperity, sound health and wealth to the one who performs this Puja wholeheartedly.
Complete Gopal sahastranaam
Complete Stotra with Kar-Nayasa, Hardiya nayasa, and Dhyaana is available in Geeta Press Santan Gopal stotra and Sahastranaam.Please keep in mind there are two version One is Santaan Gopal stotra having 100 Sloka and another one is Gopal Sahastrnaam having 168 Shalokas. Below mentioned attached is Geeta- Press Santan Gopal Stotra. User can do any of one either Stotra or Sahasrnaama.
Here is the Gopal Sahastranaam Stotra edited and Proof-read done bysanskritdocuments.org Team. For Complete Sanskrit version, and way of performing the ritual, check out at the end of the story, PDF is attached below or you can also buy from Geeta Press too.So, Here is the Gopal Sahastranaam Stotra:
Magnificent Aspects Astronomically, Astrologically and Philosophically Explained- Part 1 (Mathematical Aspect)
” Om Nilanjana samabhasam, Ravi putram yamagrajam Cahaya martanda samhubhutam, Tama namami Shanescharam”
I bow down to great Shanaishchara, one who is slow in motion ( Shaniah = slow, charah =move) (Saturn), the elder brother of Yama (the God of Death), and who is born from (who is the son of ) Martanda (the Sun) and Chhaya and who is the son of Ravi (the Sun). His complexion is blackish, like that of black eye ointment (used as an eyeliner, made out of black soot mixed with clarified butter)
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 a much longer period in any zodiac sign because of his slow movement in the celestial sphere. It takes him 2.5 Years, about two and a half years to cover up one zodiacal sign or so to pass through each constellation of the sidereal zodiac which covers the cycle of 30 years for completing its phase in all the zodiac signs. Only Saturn in the solar system has that much stronger and longer Ring structure with multi-layers gaseous components in it, as what ancient and modern astronomers believe, that has the ability to control motions of the rest of planetary forces after the 2nd largest planet Jupiter in the solar system, via the magnetic shield it has.
Analysis of Saturn Ring Structure Philosophically Explained
( Author View )
Logically Saturn planetary structure has 3 outer Rings of unequal width and they revolve it in the same direction. They all revolve from left to right in the same direction as the planet revolves on its axis. Comparatively Earth and Saturn movements are very similar to each other. The thickness of Saturn’s rings is a hundred miles and most people believe that all these rings are made of gaseous material but the latest discoveries show that rings consist of a cloud of tiny satellites revolving around the planets, that shows the force of planetary rings it has, that it can break any barrier it came across. As per the latest discoveries Neither they are made of Gas nor liquids nor solid, they are innumerable little satellites that form the ring structure of Saturn.
The very true purpose of Ring structure on Saturn apart from the rest of planetary structure is to provide a sharp piece of knowledge on judgment, self-restrictions, Self-realisation, with deep observation power to keep on monitoring the rest of the motions of planets with sharp karmic eyes or we can say in the philosophical language it is a gifted understanding for deep analytical assessment, with a keen observation power to observe every minute to smallest karma from any deep angles via close and minute associations.
It is made for providing a balance in the motion and that balance can help in achieving any life targets and goals with perfect patience and stability after undergoing life hard lessons slowly in the journey of life, the Famous saying is without balance and focused targets or goal no one can achieve the level of perfection. Only with perfect balance, one can achieve anything with life’s gradual experiences.
The Ring structure of Saturn helps in closely monitoring the motions of others, Here motions of others imply their karmic mistakes in the journey of life and that can only be possible after observing the mistakes in their karmas via patience, observation, and deep assessment.
If you have the charismatic ring of the Saturn in your chart, it is none another a power of balance, gifted as in the form of placement of Exalted Saturn, eventually, you can conquer any fight or battle with deep wisdom, with the power of balanced life approach and perfect balanced motion. More the motion is slow with consistent speed more you can monitor your life mistakes and more you can put restrictions on yourself for better achievements in goal. The Greatest power will be you can help others via your deep wisdom attained via balanced and perfect motion by guiding them, by realizing their root mistake, by pinpointing their weaknesses.
Power of Ring in Saturn is for judgment, wisdom, deep observation power, wide Vision, the gift of monitoring karma’s, judgment of being right and wrong.
In General, in life, if we have the balance we can take better steps and decisions, clarity of thoughts will be more with clear and precise vision, One can take all pro and cons into consideration before any decisions or judgment For e.g when the ring is attached to a coin and if we try to rotate or revolve that coin with the ring attached to it, we can see that in starting the weight of the ring will try to imbalance or slow down the motion but once it achieves its perfect momentum, balance and consistent speed, slowly but gradually it will pick up the speed in perfect and consistent spin motion, in that slow and balanced motion planet will have maximumChestaBala and speed will keep on increasing and later we can also observe that the motion will be in perfects shape and in a balanced state and when it gets to stop, the coin will be having perfect landing without any mistake. The same goes for the Saturn Ring and motion, with the power of this any native can achieve their maximum life goals but with perfection and true balance via the help of motion of Saturn that no can achieve
*Note:Chesta Bala is a motional strength analyzed based on the relative motion of the planets especially in the case of those planets having relatively slow speed those can get maximum Chesta Bala value. Planets that are fast relatively having a low chestabala value. The reason being Slow moving planets can able to focus their energy more on any aspect because they can stay in one place for a maximum time. Therefore it is possible that a relatively fast-moving Saturn can get a low Chesta Bala value in Directional motion rather than in Retrogression motion, while relatively fast-moving Mercury can get a high Chesta Bala during retrogression motion.
Spiritually and philosophically the ring structure of the Saturn also shows about Extra two Aspects (The 3rd and 10th Aspect- Drishti) and controlling nature given to the Lord Saturn for extraordinary duties assigned to him for mankind well being or can be defined as a sharp eye given for deeply monitoring karmic actions of the humans. Its main purpose lies in extra features that are given to the Lord of karma for understanding Restrictions and duties on karmic actions based on the karma of any being. It speaks about the managed and fixed boundaries required for any disciplinary actions.
It speaks about fixed Dedication needed for fulfilling the tasks. Also, shows constant futuristic focus and decisions for those actions and working on it constantly with fixed ideas. These rings structures also show Limitations one can come across in fructifying the actions and how one can manage and work under those fixed boundaries and limitations. It also speaks about fixed boundaries one must have to work in for yielding out better results in the future without crossing it or misusing the power given by the Almighty for accomplishing any tasks. It shows majorly about the strength one has realized with great difficulties in the past’s life and most importantly it talks about a control structure on karmas of Devas, Rakshas, and Manshuyas. Even it also indicates enforced boundaries given for Honest and Balanced judgment to the Lord of the Karama for all the being for their karmic actions by the Godhead of the highest order.
The motion of Saturn as per ancient texts and Astronomy:
According to Khandakhadyaka and Surya Siddhanta of Varahamihira, Saturn completes 146,564 revolutions on its own axis every 4,320,000 earth years, an Epicycle of Apsis as 60 degrees, and had an apogee (aphelia) of 240 degrees in 499 CE; while another manuscript of Surya Siddhanta revises the revolutions to 146,568, the apogee to 236 degrees and 37 seconds and the Epicycle to about 49 degrees.(Source: Wikipedia)
10,765 days, 18 hours, 33 minutes, 13.6 seconds
10,765 days, 19 hours, 33 minutes, 56.5 seconds
Astronomically, Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second-largest in the Solar System, after Jupiter. It is a gas (Vayu Tatva – Sharpe Intelligence) giant with an average radius (Wisdom) about nine times that of Earth. Although it has only one-eighth the average density of Earth, with its larger volume Saturn is just over 95 times (Power of control) more massive. It has a deep impact on the air system of the body and a sharp influence on all sorts of Mundane activities and desires. that’s why it affects more on the root chakra of the body.
Scientifically Saturn has a magnetic field (Power of Attraction and controlling any Jeeva for enforcing duties and responsibilities in terms of karma theory ) about 578 times more powerful than the Earth’s, that shows the power, and force of attraction (Gravity) which is impossible to count, further shows the impact and controlling nature it possesses toward Rest of planetary structure from Mercury to Jupiter. This shows any Moving and rotating body circulation motion has a deep role in impacting any nearby celestial body within its range.
The thing is how huge celestial bodies floating in the solar system effects so badly that we cannot think more than from it. Well, the answer lies in understanding the solar magnetic forces or currents they produce and how they influence, which keep on affecting any particle in contact with these huge celestial bodies.
According to the “Swami Abhedananda” as explained in Heliocentric science, the Effects of the planets upon earth are the results of the certain vibrations, frequencies, and circulatory motions of their bodies. These vibrations usually travel in outer space from all the direction and strike the sun like a telegraphic signal those keep coming to the receiver end (Here sun is acting as the source of accepting and reflecting back those waves and signals) and in the same way sun strike back or reflect those telegraphic waves in all the direction to the sender ends. Here both the Sun and the rest of the planets are acting as a communication channel, whereas the rest of the planets act like Transponder and the sun is acting like the receiver who keeps on responding to those signals from outer space. These vibrations always coming from the other planetary ends in a regular manner in the medium of “Ether” and keep beating on the atmosphere of the sun. when they Strike the surface of the sun they cannot penetrate through the sun, in return, they reflected back and goes in every direction and strike all other planets including earth too.
These waves or vibrations are like magnetic current traveling everywhere on the solar surface and it has the influence of each and every planet and they keep on sending this current to the sun, and the sun keeps on sending back these influences to other planets in all the directions and these currents keep on traveling from one planet to the other planet affecting weather surface, Mental and physical conditions of the human beings living on those planets. Larger the planet is located much powerful would be the magnetic current it has to send back to the sun and after coming back from the sun it gets magnetized by the solar atmosphere with much-telling influences on the human mind, weather, atmosphere and physical conditions of the human being.
These solar magnetic currents or waves of energy produce force and vitality and they are reflected upon the earth from every direction. Every planetary current has a much-telling influence on the human mind and body. Then Sun sends it back to the medium of ether in the same way to the earth via its radiation, It has everything including light, sound, a different wavelength of color, heat, Pran Shakti, Vitality, power, force, and other telling influences those are gathered from the rest of the planets in certain wavelengths and they get mixed up with heat and light of the sun.
Our ancient seers and astronomers studied these patterns very well and then they understood that’s why human beings are more or less affected by the influence of each planet’s motion.
Because of the quick motion of the Mercury around the sun, it produces a much-telling influence on the human mind and brain functionality as its waves get much magnetized by the sun and in result vibration of the mercury produces quickness, Activity, changeableness, Hilarity, wittiness and brilliant intelligence. and it has also been observed that these vibrations also produce different forms too, its vibrations are very quick and shorter in nature, that’s why they go quick and back in a much shorter period. The result will be it has a much shorter influence on the human mind and body during its transitory and retrogression motion. Same way Venus has a bit slower vibrations and it’s in a pleasant form.
It produces a soothing and harmonious influence on the human mind as well as on the weather too, and whenever Venus vibrations strike anyone it produces harmonic vibrations around the heart chakra that helps in a healthy relationship with any other being. Jupiter Has much longer, powerful but slower vibrations due to its slow motion and much broader surface and it produces vast and huge waves around earth helps in harmonic growth around the human mind and body and when it strikes the sun it gets harmonized by the sun and same it is reflected back to the surface of the earth it has a much-telling influence on the mind and it affects more on the Spiritual ground affecting human mind in a most positive way because it has a much smoother and harmonic relationship with the medium of the waves (The Ether – Akash Tattva).
As it is very huge in size and largest among all it has tremendous power of influence on the human mind, body, and the surface of the earth weather condition. It has the quality of absorbing everything and when it strikes the human mind it gives healthy and powerful vitality force to the human body and absorbs every negativity around it.
Now coming to Saturn, has very long, heaviest, and much slower vibrations than any of the planets in the solar system, and its waves and vibrations are very powerful and strong and it produces disintegrating influence on the human mind and body. Each of these different vibrations coming from different planets having different wavelengths produces different effects in the human system and characteristics of the human too. Saturn being much slower in motion for a longer period, its magnetic current has much influence on the inner side of the body and has more influence on the bone and flesh of the human being and its vibrations produce more a restriction on a person or its activity and have more of all kind of disintegrating effects on the human body with diseases connected with it.
Saturn has an average distance from the Sun around 885,904,700 miles (1,426,725,400 km) which is 9.53707 times that of Earth. Saturn Solar Waves take much time to reach the earth’s surface that’s the only reason it has an effect for a much longer period and same it has the Dasha period for a much longer period of 19 years that has been calculated based on the distance from earth and the sun and its average staying period in the one zodiac sign that is around 2.5 years for 1 sign and it covers 30 years of distance to make 1 cycle and approximately a human being can experience 3 cycles (90 years ) in one life period of time.
Its Perihelion (closest approach to Sun) distance is : 838,519,000 miles (1,349,467,000 km) which is 9.177 times that of Earth and its Aphelion (farthest distance from sun):934,530,000 miles (1,503,983,000 km) which is 9.886 times that of earth. So long-distance, slow motion, huge mass & strong attraction power toward the earth makes Saturn the strongest planet in the solar system the resultant. Spiritually and in Scriptural point of view Saturn has given the wide reason why Shani dev is considered as greatest & most strongest planet.
Because of this only reason, it has the highest impact on the human mind, body & soul with the help of its slow-motion (Mand Gati) and its role as Karma Karka Graha in Nav Graha Cabinet.
Astronomically it has the power to attain maximum Chesta Bala in either direct or in a retrogression motion where one can realize his karmic debts and actions in a much relatable way with current life events those are strongly related with our past action and hence, one can better anticipate in his life for improvement on his karma.
In the next part, we will try to understand Saturn’s strong gravitational force with the help of ancient quotes and facts. So stay connected for the 2nd part as well and keep reading our articles and blogs.
Source: The Heliocentric Science by Swami Abhedananda
Complete Sanskrit and Hindi Translation of Naryana kavach by Geeta Press Embedded
The Narayana Kavacham is a prayer dedicated to the Lord Maha-Vishnu for any sort of trouble, either it is seen or unseen. One can immensely benefit by chanting this sacred stotra from any sort of danger, by removing obstacles from their lives.
The Narayana Kavacham occurs in chapter eight of the sixth skandha of Bhagavata Purana. It is an Armour of Lord Mahavishnu to protect ourselves from any sort of enemies.
The Story Begins:
Raja Parikshith, the son of Abhimanyu, asks his teacher, Sage Shuka for a means to protect himself from his enemies. Sage Shuka then teaches him the Narayana Kavacham, which was originally taught by Sage Viswaroopa, the son of Thwashtra, to Indra. It is believed that the soul of the man who reads this Kavacha becomes extremely holy and that anyone who reads this would be protected by Lord Vishnu.Once a time demons have gained enormous strength under the protection of their Guru Shukra acharya. The demi-gods became weak as their king lost the courage to win over demons, at the same time Indra humiliated Guru Brihaspathi and lost the Guru protection. Then the demi-Gods approached sage Viswaroopa for protection.He initiated Indra the great Narayana Kavach as mentioned in Srimad Bhagavata Purana 6th Skanda, 8th chapter. After Reciting and installing Kavach in Hridya, Indra regained his lost strength and tamed the demons.
About Narayana Kavach
Narayana Kavach is a very brief Stotra containing only 42 shlokas. It is to be read once in a day. It takes hardly 10 minutes. First, we have to apply the Lord Vishnu on all parts of our body. This process is called Anga-nyas and kara-nyas.
Source of Narayana Kavach
The text of Narayana Kavach is available in Vyas Srimad Bhagwat Purana, 6th Skanda. You can browse https://prabhupadabooks.com/sb/6/8. This chapter describes how Indra, the King of heaven, was victorious over the soldiers of the demons, and it also describes the shield of the Vishnu mantra.
The Process of Recitation
This chapter describes how Indra, the King of heaven, was victorious over the soldiers of the demons, and it also describes the shield of the Viṣṇu mantra.
To take protection from this shield, one must first touch kuśa grass and wash one’s mouth with ācamana-mantras. One should observe silence and then place the eight-syllable Viṣṇu mantra on the parts of his body and place the twelve-syllable mantra on his hands. The eight-syllable mantra is oṁ namonārāyaṇāya. This mantra should be distributed all over the front and back of the body. The twelve-syllable mantra, which begins with the praṇava, oṁkāra, is oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya.
One syllable should be placed on each of the fingers and should be preceded by the praṇava, oṁkāra. Thereafter, one must chant oṁ viṣṇave namaḥ, which is a six-syllable mantra.
One must progressively place the syllables of the mantra on the heart, the head, between the two eyebrows, on the śikhā and between the eyes, and then one should chant maḥ astrāya phaṭ and with this mantra protect himself from all directions.
Nādevo devamarcayet: one who has not risen to the level of a deva cannot chant this mantra. According to this direction of the śāstra, one must think himself qualitatively nondifferent from the Supreme.
After finishing this dedication, one must offer a prayer to the eight-armed Lord Viṣṇu, who sits on the shoulders of Garuḍadeva. One also has to think of the fish incarnation, Vāmana, Kūrma, Nṛsiṁha, Varāha. Paraśurāma, Rāmacandra (the elder brother of Lakṣmaṇa). Nara-Nārāyaṇa, Dattātreya (an empowered incarnation), Kapila, Sanat-kumāra, Hayagrīva, Nāradadeva (the incarnation of a devotee). Dhanvantari, Ṛṣabhadeva, Yajña, Balarāma, Vyāsadeva, Buddhadeva and Keśava.
One should also think of Govinda, the master of Vṛndāvana. and one should think of Nārāyaṇa, the master of the spiritual sky. One should think of Madhusūdana, Tridhāmā, Mādhava, Hṛṣīkeśa, Padmanābha, Janārdana, Dāmodara and Viśveśvara, as well as the Supreme Personality of Godhead Kṛṣṇa Himself.
After offering prayers to the Lord’s personal expansions known as the svāṁśa and śaktyāveśa-avatāras, one should pray to the weapons of Lord Nārāyaṇa, such as the Sudarśana, gadā, śaṅkha, khaḍga and bow.
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Astrological Significance Of Narayana kavach
Astrologically those having Mercury lordship of 5th or placed in Lagna, 9th or 5th house from Natal chart Should regularly recite Narayana Kavach. Those are facing great difficulties in wealth, Job and career related issues they can also recite kavach to get divine protection from Narayana, as its the only who he sustains or fulfills our mundane desires by sitting in our Kendra bhavas (1st, 4th, 7th and 10th).Kendra Bhavas are the house of Sustenance where lord Vishnu sits for uplifting, nourishment and fullfilling all kind of worldly needs and also shows our mundane desires one can have in his life that one wants to fulfill with the help of Laxmi who sits in Trikona bhavas. So, one having any sort of financial or job-related issues they should recite Narayana kavach daily once a time.
Same is case with the Dharma devta who also helps in fulfilling our mundane desires sitting in 9th house from the Karkamsa in Navamsa chart.
Those having Mercury alone placed in the 9th from the Karkamsa or having Mercury with Moon placed in it, they should also chant Kavach to get divine protection from Narayana for any sort of Mundane difficulties they are facing.
Even same is the case with the those having mercury placed in 8th or having lordship of 8th house placed in any bhava, they should chant Narayana kavach for any sort of miseries they are facing in life, or facing extreme health issues and having fear of un-sudden death or fear from Black magic or unseen enemies.
Even it is applicable for those having the Close influence of Saturn over Mercury or either they having lordship of 8th or placed in the 8th house.
English Translation with Purport on Narayana Kavach by Srila Prabhupad
The Narayana Kavach Begins:
After explaining this process, Śukadeva Gosvāmī told MahārājaParīkṣit how Viśvarūpa, the brother of Vṛtrāsura, described the glories of the Nārāyaṇa-kavaca to Indra.
yayā guptaḥ sahasrākṣaḥ
krīḍann iva vinirjitya
tri-lokyā bubhuje śriyam
bhagavaṁs tan mamākhyāhi
yena gupto ’jayan mṛdhe
King Parīkṣit inquired from Śukadeva Gosvāmī: My lord, kindly explain the Viṣṇu mantra armor that protected King Indra and enabled him to conquer his enemies, along with their carriers, and enjoy the opulence of the three worlds. Please explain to me that Nārāyaṇa armor, by which King Indra achieved success in battle, conquering the enemies who were endeavoring to kill him.
vṛtaḥ purohitas tvāṣṭro
tad ihaika-manāḥ śṛṇu
Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: King Indra, the leader of the demigods, inquired about the armor known as Nārāyaṇa-kavaca from Viśvarūpa, who was engaged by the demigods as their priest. Please hear Viśvarūpa’s reply with great attention.
mantrābhyāṁ vāg-yataḥ śuciḥ
sannahyed bhaya āgate
pādayor jānunor ūrvor
udare hṛdy athorasi
mukhe śirasy ānupūrvyād
oṁ namo nārāyaṇāyeti
viparyayam athāpi vā
Viśvarūpa said: If some form of fear arrives, one should first wash his hands and legs clean and then perform ācamana by chanting this mantra: oṁ apavitraḥ pavitro vā sarvāvasthāṁ gato ’pi vā/ yaḥ smaret puṇḍarīkākṣaṁ sa bahyābhyantaraḥ śuciḥ/ śrī-viṣṇu śrī-viṣṇu śrī-viṣṇu. Then one should touch kuśa grass and sit gravely and silently, facing north. When completely purified, one should touch the mantra composed of eight syllables to the eight parts of his body and touch the mantra composed of twelve syllables to his hands. Thus, in the following manner, he should bind himself with the Nārāyaṇa coat of armor. First, while chanting the mantra composed of eight syllables [oṁ namonārāyaṇāya], beginning with the praṇava, the syllable oṁ, one should touch his hands to eight parts of his body, starting with the two feet and progressing systematically to the knees, thighs, abdomen, heart, chest, mouth and head. Then one should chant the mantra in reverse, beginning from the last syllable [ya], while touching the parts of his body in the reverse order. These two processes are known as utpatti-nyāsa and saṁhāra-nyāsa respectively.
kara-nyāsaṁ tataḥ kuryād
Then one should chant the mantra composed of twelve syllables [oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya]. Preceding each syllable by the oṁkāra, one should place the syllables of the mantra on the tips of his fingers, beginning with the index finger of the right hand and concluding with the index finger of the left. The four remaining syllables should be placed on the joints of the thumbs.
nyased dhṛdaya oṁkāraṁ
vi-kāram anu mūrdhani
ṣa-kāraṁ tu bhruvor madhye
ṇa-kāraṁ śikhayā nyaset
ve-kāraṁ netrayor yuñjyān
ma-kāram astram uddiśya
mantra-mūrtir bhaved budhaḥ
savisargaṁ phaḍ-antaṁ tat
oṁ viṣṇave nama iti
One must then chant the mantra of six syllables [oṁviṣṇave namaḥ]. One should place the syllable “oṁ” on his heart, the syllable “vi” on the top of his head, the syllable “ṣa” between his eyebrows, the syllable “ṇa” on his tuft of hair [śikhā], and the syllable “ve” between his eyes. The chanter of the mantra should then place the syllable “na” on all the joints of his body and meditate on the syllable “ma” as being a weapon. He should thus become the perfect personification of the mantra. Thereafter, adding visarga to the final syllable “ma,” he should chant the mantra “maḥ astrāya phaṭ” in all directions, beginning from the east. In this way, all directions will be bound by the protective armor of the mantra.
ātmānaṁ paramaṁ dhyāyed
imaṁ mantram udāharet
After finishing this chanting, one should think himself qualitatively one with the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is full in six opulences and is worthy to be meditated upon. Then one should chant the following protective prayer to Lord Nārāyaṇa, the Nārāyaṇa-kavaca.
oṁ harir vidadhyān mama sarva-rakṣāṁ
pāśān dadhāno ’ṣṭa-guṇo ’ṣṭa-bāhuḥ
The Supreme Lord, who sits on the back of the bird Garuḍa, touching him with His lotus feet, holds eight weapons—the conchshell, disc, shield, sword, club, arrows, bow and ropes. May that Supreme Personality of Godhead protect me at all times with His eight arms. He is all-powerful because He fully possesses the eight mystic powers [aṇimā, laghimā, etc.].
Thinking oneself one with the Supreme is called ahaṅgrahopāsanā. Through ahaṅgrahopāsanā one does not become God, but he thinks of himself as qualitatively one with the Supreme. Understanding that as a spirit soul he is equal in quality to the supreme soul the way the water of a river is of the same nature as the water of the sea, one should meditate upon the Supreme Lord, as described in this verse, and seek His protection. The living entities are always subordinate to the Supreme. Consequently their duty is to always seek the mercy of the Lord in order to be protected by Him in all circumstances.
jaleṣu māṁ rakṣatu matsya-mūrtir
yādo-gaṇebhyo varuṇasya pāśāt
sthaleṣu māyāvaṭu-vāmano ’vyāt
trivikramaḥ khe ’vatu viśvarūpaḥ
May the Lord, who assumes the body of a great fish, protect me in the water from the fierce animals that are associates of the demigod Varuṇa. By expanding His illusory energy, the Lord assumed the form of the dwarf Vāmana. May Vāmana protect me on the land. Since the gigantic form of the Lord, Viśvarūpa, conquers the three worlds, may He protect me in the sky.
This mantra seeks the protection of the Supreme Personality of Godhead in the water, land and sky in His incarnations as the fish, Vāmanadeva and the Viśvarūpa.
durgeṣv aṭavy-āji-mukhādiṣu prabhuḥ
pāyān nṛsiṁho ’sura-yūthapāriḥ
vimuñcato yasya mahāṭṭa-hāsaṁ
diśo vinedur nyapataṁś ca garbhāḥ
May Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva, who appeared as the enemy of Hiraṇyakaśipu, protect me in all directions. His loud laughing vibrated in all directions and caused the pregnant wives of the asuras to have miscarriages. May that Lord be kind enough to protect me in difficult places like the forest and battlefront.
rakṣatv asau mādhvani yajña-kalpaḥ
rāmo ’dri-kūṭeṣv atha vipravāse
salakṣmaṇo ’vyād bharatāgrajo ’smān
The Supreme indestructible Lord is ascertained through the performance of ritualistic sacrifices and is therefore known as Yajñeśvara. In His incarnation as Lord Boar, He raised the planet earth from the water at the bottom of the universe and kept it on His pointed tusks. May that Lord protect me from rogues on the street. May Paraśurāma protect me on the tops of mountains, and may the elder brother of Bharata, Lord Rāmacandra, along with His brother Lakṣmaṇa, protect me in foreign countries.
There are three Rāmas. One Rāma is Paraśurāma (Jāmadāgnya). another Rāma is Lord Rāmacandra, and a third Rāma is Lord Balarāma. In this verse the words rāmo’dri-kūṭeṣv atha indicate Lord Paraśurāma. The brother of Bharata Mahārāja and Lakṣmaṇa is Lord Rāmacandra.
mām ugra-dharmād akhilāt pramādān
nārāyaṇaḥ pātu naraś ca hāsāt
dattas tv ayogād atha yoga-nāthaḥ
pāyād guṇeśaḥ kapilaḥ karma-bandhāt
May Lord Nārāyaṇa protect me from unnecessarily following false religious systems and falling from my duties due to madness. May the Lord in His appearance as Nara protect me from unnecessary pride. May Lord Dattātreya, the master of all mystic power, protect me from falling while performing bhakti-yoga, and may Lord Kapila, the master of all good qualities, protect me from the material bondage of fruitive activities.
sanat-kumāro ’vatu kāmadevād
dhayaśīrṣā māṁ pathi deva-helanāt
kūrmo harir māṁ nirayād aśeṣāt
May Sanat-kumāra protect me from lusty desires. As I begin some auspicious activity, may Lord Hayagrīva protect me from being an offender by neglecting to offer respectful obeisances to the Supreme Lord. May DevarṣiNārada protect me from committing offenses in worshiping the Deity, and may Lord Kūrma, the tortoise, protect me from falling to the unlimited hellish planets.
Lusty desires are very strong in everyone, and they are the greatest impediment to the discharge of devotional service. Therefore those who are very much influenced by lusty desires are advised to take shelter of Sanat-kumāra, the great brahmacārī devotee.
Nārada Muni, who is the guide for arcana, is the author of the Nārada-pañcarātra, which prescribes the regulative principles for worshiping the Deity. Everyone engaged in Deity worship, whether at home or in the temple, should always seek the mercy of Devarṣi Nārada in order to avoid the thirty-two offenses while worshiping the Deity. These offenses in Deity worship are mentioned in The Nectar of Devotion.
dhanvantarir bhagavān pātv apathyād
dvandvād bhayād ṛṣabho nirjitātmā
yajñaś ca lokād avatāj janāntād
balo gaṇāt krodha-vaśād ahīndraḥ
May the Supreme Personality of Godhead in His incarnation as Dhanvantari relieve me from undesirable eatables and protect me from physical illness. May Lord Ṛṣabhadeva, who conquered His inner and outer senses, protect me from fear produced by the duality of heat and cold. May Yajña protect me from defamation and harm from the populace, and may Lord Balarāma as Śeṣa protect me from envious serpents.
To live within this material world, one must face many dangers, as described herein. For example, undesirable food poses a danger to health, and therefore one must give up such food. The Dhanvantari incarnation can protect us in this regard. Since Lord Viṣṇu is the Supersoul of all living entities, if He likes He can save us from adhibhautika disturbances, disturbances from other living entities. Lord Balarāma is the Śeṣa incarnation, and therefore He can save us from angry serpents or envious persons, who are always ready to attack.
dvaipāyano bhagavān aprabodhād
buddhas tu pāṣaṇḍa-gaṇa-pramādāt
kalkiḥ kaleḥ kāla-malāt prapātu
May the Personality of Godhead in His incarnation as Vyāsadeva protect me from all kinds of ignorance resulting from the absence of Vedic knowledge. May Lord Buddhadeva protect me from activities opposed to Vedic principles and from laziness that causes one to madly forget the Vedic principles of knowledge and ritualistic action. May Kalkideva, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who appeared as an incarnation to protect religious principles, protect me from the dirt of the age of Kali.
This verse mentions various incarnations of the Supreme Personality of Godhead who appear for various purposes. Śrīla Vyāsadeva, Mahāmuni, compiled the Vedic literature for the benefit of all human society. If one wants to be protected from the reactions of ignorance even in this age of Kali, one may consult the books left by Śrīla Vyāsadeva, Upaniṣads, Vedānta-sūtra (Brahma-sūtra), Mahābhārata, Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Mahā-Purāṇa (Vyāsadeva’s commentary on the Brahma-sūtra) and the other seventeen Purāṇas. Only by the mercy of Śrīla Vyāsadeva do we have so many volumes of transcendental knowledge to save us from the clutches of ignorance.
As described by Śrīla Jayadeva Gosvāmī in his Daśāvatāra-stotra, Lord Buddha apparently decried the Vedic knowledge:
The mission of Lord Buddha was to save people from the abominable activity of animal killing and to save the poor animals from being unnecessarily killed. When pāṣaṇḍīs were cheating by killing animals on the plea of sacrificing them in Vedic yajñas, the Lord said, “If the Vedic injunctions allow animal killing, I do not accept the Vedic principles.” Thus he actually saved people who acted according to Vedic principles. One should therefore surrender to Lord Buddha so that he can help one avoid misusing the injunctions of the Vedas.
The Kalki avatāra is the fierce incarnation who vanquishes the class of the atheists born in this age of Kali. Now, in the beginning of Kali-yuga, many irreligious principles are in effect, and as Kali-yuga advances, many pseudo religious principles will certainly be introduced, and people will forget the real religious principles enunciated by Lord Kṛṣṇa before the beginning of Kali-yuga, namely principles of surrender unto the lotus feet of the Lord. Unfortunately, because of Kali-yuga, foolish people do not surrender to the lotus feet of Kṛṣṇa. Even most people who claim to belong to the Vedic system of religion are actually opposed to the Vedic principles. Every day they manufacture a new type of dharma on the plea that whatever one manufactures is also a path of liberation. Atheistic men generally say, yata mata tata patha.
According to this view, there are hundreds and thousands of different opinions in human society, and each opinion is a valid religious principle. This philosophy of rascals has killed the religious principles mentioned in the Vedas, and such philosophies will become increasingly influential as Kali-yuga progresses. In the last stage of Kali-yuga, Kalkideva, the fierce incarnation of Keśava, will descend to kill all the atheists and will save only the devotees of the Lord.
māṁ keśavo gadayā prātar avyād
govinda āsaṅgavam ātta-veṇuḥ
nārāyaṇaḥ prāhṇa udātta-śaktir
madhyan-dine viṣṇur arīndra-pāṇiḥ
May Lord Keśava protect me with His club in the first portion of the day, and may Govinda, who is always engaged in playing His flute, protect me in the second portion of the day. May Lord Nārāyaṇa, who is equipped with all potencies, protect me in the third part of the day, and may Lord Viṣṇu, who carries a disc to kill His enemies, protect me in the fourth part of the day.
According to Vedic astronomical calculations, day and night are each divided into thirty ghaṭikās (twenty-four minutes), instead of twelve hours. Generally, each day and each night is divided into six parts consisting of five ghaṭikās. In each of these six portions of the day and night, the Lord may be addressed for protection according to different names. Lord Keśava, the proprietor of the holy place of Mathurā, is the Lord of the first portion of the day, and Govinda, the Lord of Vṛndāvana. is the master of the second portion.
devo ’parāhṇe madhu-hogradhanvā
sāyaṁ tri-dhāmāvatu mādhavo mām
doṣe hṛṣīkeśa utārdha-rātre
niśītha eko ’vatu padmanābhaḥ
May Lord Madhusūdana, who carries a bow very fearful for the demons, protect me during the fifth part of the day. In the evening, may Lord Mādhava, appearing as Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Maheśvara, protect me, and in the beginning of night may Lord Hṛṣīkeśa protect me. At the dead of night [in the second and third parts of night] may Lord Padmanābha alone protect me.
pratyūṣa īśo ’si-dharo janārdanaḥ
dāmodaro ’vyād anusandhyaṁ prabhāte
viśveśvaro bhagavān kāla-mūrtiḥ
May the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who bears the Śrīvatsa on His chest, protect me after midnight until the sky becomes pinkish. May Lord Janārdana, who carries a sword in His hand, protect me at the end of night [during the last four ghaṭikās of night]. May Lord Dāmodara protect me in the early morning, and may Lord Viśveśvara protect me during the junctions of day and night.
bhramat samantād bhagavat-prayuktam
dandagdhi dandagdhy ari-sainyam āśu
kakṣaṁ yathā vāta-sakho hutāśaḥ
Set into motion by the Supreme Personality of Godhead and wandering in all the four directions, the disc of the Supreme Lord has sharp edges as destructive as the fire of devastation at the end of the millennium. As a blazing fire burns dry grass to ashes with the assistance of the breeze, may that Sudarśana cakra burn our enemies to ashes.
niṣpiṇḍhi niṣpiṇḍhy ajita-priyāsi
bhūta-grahāṁś cūrṇaya cūrṇayārīn
O club in the hand of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, you produce sparks of fire as powerful as thunderbolts, and you are extremely dear to the Lord. I am also His servant. Therefore kindly help me pound to pieces the evil living beings known as Kuṣmāṇḍas, Vaināyakas, Yakṣas, Rākṣasas, Bhūtas and Grahas. Please pulverize them.
darendra vidrāvaya kṛṣṇa-pūrito
bhīma-svano ’rer hṛdayāni kampayan
O best of conchshells, O Pāñcajanya in the hands of the Lord, you are always filled with the breath of Lord Kṛṣṇa. Therefore you create a fearful sound vibration that causes trembling in the hearts of enemies like the Rākṣasas, pramatha ghosts, Pretas, Mātās, Piśācas and brāhmaṇa ghosts with fearful eyes.
īśa-prayukto mama chindhi chindhi
cakṣūṁṣi carmañ chata-candra chādaya
dviṣām aghonāṁ hara pāpa-cakṣuṣām
O king of sharp-edged swords, you are engaged by the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Please cut the soldiers of my enemies to pieces. Please cut them to pieces! O shield marked with a hundred brilliant moonlike circles, please cover the eyes of the sinful enemies. Pluck out their sinful eyes.
yan no bhayaṁ grahebhyo ’bhūt
ketubhyo nṛbhya eva ca
bhūtebhyo ’ṁhobhya eva ca
sarvāṇy etāni bhagavan-
prayāntu saṅkṣayaṁ sadyo
ye naḥ śreyaḥ-pratīpakāḥ
May the glorification of the transcendental name, form, qualities and paraphernalia of the Supreme Personality of Godhead protect us from the influence of bad planets, meteors, envious human beings, serpents, scorpions, and animals like tigers and wolves. May it protect us from ghosts and the material elements like earth, water, fire and air, and may it also protect us from lightning and our past sins. We are always afraid of these hindrances to our auspicious life. Therefore, may they all be completely destroyed by the chanting of the HareKṛṣṇa mahā-mantra.
Lord Garuḍa, the carrier of Lord Viṣṇu, is the most worshipable lord, for he is as powerful as the Supreme Lord Himself. He is the personified Vedas and is worshiped by selected verses. May he protect us from all dangerous conditions, and may Lord Viṣvaksena, the Personality of Godhead, also protect us from all dangers by His holy names.
sarvāpadbhyo harer nāma-
May the Supreme Personality of Godhead’s holy names, His transcendental forms, His carriers and all the weapons decorating Him as personal associates protect our intelligence, senses, mind and life air from all dangers.
There are various associates of the transcendental Personality of Godhead, and His weapons and carrier are among them. In the spiritual world, nothing is material. The sword, bow, club, disc and everything decorating the personal body of the Lord are spiritual living force. Therefore the Lord is called advaya jñāna, indicating that there is no difference between Him and His names, forms, qualities, weapons and so on. Anything pertaining to Him is in the same category of spiritual existence. They are all engaged in the service of the Lord in varieties of spiritual forms.
yathā hi bhagavān eva
vastutaḥ sad asac ca yat
satyenānena naḥ sarve
yāntu nāśam upadravāḥ
The subtle and gross cosmic manifestation is material, but nevertheless it is nondifferent from the Supreme Personality of Godhead because He is ultimately the cause of all causes. Cause and effect are factually one because the cause is present in the effect. Therefore the Absolute Truth, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, can destroy all our dangers by any of His potent parts.
The Supreme Personality of Godhead, the living entities, the material energy, the spiritual energy and the entire creation are all individual substances. In the ultimate analysis, however, together they constitute the supreme one, the Personality of Godhead. Therefore those who are advanced in spiritual knowledge see unity in diversity. For such advanced persons, the Lord’s bodily decorations, His name, His fame, His attributes and forms and the weapons in His hand are manifestations of the strength of His potency. According to their elevated spiritual understanding, the omniscient Lord, who manifests various forms, is present everywhere. May He always protect us everywhere from all calamities.
A person highly elevated in spiritual knowledge knows that nothing exists but the Supreme Personality of Godhead. This is also confirmed in Bhagavad-gītā (9.4) where Lord Kṛṣṇa says, mayā tatam idaṁ sarvam, indicating that everything we see is an expansion of His energy. This is confirmed in the Viṣṇu Purāṇa (1.22.52):
As a fire, although existing in one place, can expand its light and heat everywhere, so the omnipotent Lord, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, although situated in His spiritual abode, expands Himself everywhere, in both the material and spiritual worlds, by His various energies. Since both cause and effect are the Supreme Lord, there is no difference between cause and effect. Consequently the ornaments and weapons of the Lord, being expansions of His spiritual energy, are not different from Him. There is no difference between the Lord and His variously presented energies. This is also confirmed in the Padma Purāṇa:
The holy name of the Lord is fully identical with the Lord, not partially. The word pūrṇa means “complete.” The Lord is omnipotent and omniscient, and similarly, His name, form, qualities, paraphernalia and everything pertaining to Him are complete, pure, eternal and free from material contamination. The prayer to the ornaments and carriers of the Lord is not false, for they are as good as the Lord. Since the Lord is all-pervasive, He exists in everything, and everything exists in Him. Therefore even worship of the Lord’s weapons or ornaments has the same potency as worship of the Lord. Māyāvādīs refuse to accept the form of the Lord, or they say that the form of the Lord is māyā, or false, but one should note very carefully that this is not acceptable. Although the Lord’s original form and His impersonal expansion are one, the Lord maintains His form, qualities and abode eternally. Therefore this prayer says, pātu sarvaiḥ svarūpair naḥ sadāsarvatra sama-gaḥ: “May the Lord, who is all-pervasive in His various forms, protect us everywhere.” The Lord is always present everywhere by His name, form, qualities, attributes and paraphernalia, and they all have equal power to protect the devotees. Śrīla Madhvācārya explains this as follows:
Prahlāda Mahārāja loudly chanted the holy name of Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva. May Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva, roaring for His devotee Prahlāda Mahārāja, protect us from all fear of dangers created by stalwart leaders in all directions through poison, weapons, water, fire, air and so on. May the Lord cover their influence by His own transcendental influence. May Nṛsiṁhadeva protect us in all directions and in all corners, above, below, within and without.
maghavann idam ākhyātaṁ
vijeṣyase ’ñjasā yena
Viśvarūpa continued: O Indra, this mystic armor related to Lord Nārāyaṇa has been described by me to you. By putting on this protective covering, you will certainly be able to conquer the leaders of the demons.
etad dhārayamāṇas tu
yaṁ yaṁ paśyati cakṣuṣā
padā vā saṁspṛśet sadyaḥ
sādhvasāt sa vimucyate
If one employs this armor, whomever he sees with his eyes or touches with his feet is immediately freed from all the above-mentioned dangers.
na kutaścid bhayaṁ tasya
vidyāṁ dhārayato bhavet
vyādhy-ādibhyaś ca karhicit
This prayer, Nārāyaṇa-kavaca, constitutes subtle knowledge transcendentally connected with Nārāyaṇa. One who employs this prayer is never disturbed or put in danger by the government, by plunderers, by evil demons or by any type of disease.
imāṁ vidyāṁ purā kaścit
kauśiko dhārayan dvijaḥ
jahau sa maru-dhanvani
O King of heaven, a brāhmaṇa named Kauśika formerly used this armor when he purposely gave up his body in the desert by mystic power.
yayau citrarathaḥ strībhir
vṛto yatra dvija-kṣayaḥ
Surrounded by many beautiful women, Citraratha, the King of Gandharvaloka, was once passing in his airplane over the brāhmaṇa’s body at the spot where the brāhmaṇa had died.
gaganān nyapatat sadyaḥ
savimāno hy avāk-śirāḥ
asthīny ādāya vismitaḥ
snātvā dhāma svam anvagāt
Suddenly Citraratha was forced to fall from the sky headfirst with his airplane. Struck with wonder, he was ordered by the great sages named the Vālikhilyas to throw the brāhmaṇa’s bones in the nearby River Sarasvatī. He had to do this and bathe in the river before returning to his own abode.
ya idaṁ śṛṇuyāt kāle
yo dhārayati cādṛtaḥ
taṁ namasyanti bhūtāni
mucyate sarvato bhayāt
Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: My dear MahārājaParīkṣit, one who employs this armor or hears about it with faith and veneration when afraid because of any conditions in the material world is immediately freed from all dangers and is worshiped by all living entities.
etāṁ vidyām adhigato
vinirjitya mṛdhe ’surān
King Indra, who performed one hundred sacrifices, received this prayer of protection from Viśvarūpa. After conquering the demons, he enjoyed all the opulences of the three worlds.
This mystical mantric armor given by Viśvarūpa to Indra, the King of heaven, acted powerfully, with the effect that Indra was able to conquer the asuras and enjoy the opulence of the three worlds without impediments. In this regard, Madhvācārya points out:
“Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The self-realized soul can impart knowledge unto you because he has seen the truth.” All mantras should be received through the authorized guru, and the disciple must satisfy the guru in all respects, after surrendering at his lotus feet. In the PadmaPurāṇa it is also said, sampradāya-vihīnā ye mantrās teniṣphalā matāḥ. There are four sampradāyas, or disciplic successions, namely the Brahma-sampradāya, the Rudra-sampradāya, the Śrī sampradāya and the Kumāra-sampradāya. If one wants to advance in spiritual power, one must receive his mantras from one of these bona fide sampradāyas; otherwise he will never successfully advance in spiritual life.
Thus end the Bhaktivedanta purports of the Sixth Canto, Eighth Chapter, of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, entitled “The Nārāyaṇa-kavaca Shield.”