Hanuman- The Pranic Human Force

||Om SriGuru Charan Kamalebheyo Naman||
I bow at the lotus feet of my Master SriGuru Mahavatar Babaji,
Since in the modernized Bharat, we have lost all our ancient knowledge and we do not know what we do not understand today, why are we doing any recitation of any text or what does that text mean in its absolute terms. Such one text is “Hanuman Chalisa”; which many and many had been doing it over & over but yet do not realize the true meaning of it.
Here, in the V-log, I am just explaining few facts about Hanuman and the Chalisa. Let’s firstly look into the word- Hanumat (हनुमत) with the phonetics in devnagri script- “ह”,”न”,”म”,”त”.
“ह” represents the “fire”, which is the seed syllable for Sun,
“न” denotes to “by” (द्वारा),
“म” represents the ” waking state” (जागृत अवस्था), (as mentioned in Manudkya Upanishad about M-kaara)
“त” denotes to “to” (से),
So, Hanumat means the “fiery energy by which one can reach to the waking state”.
“Chalisa” conveys “the discipline that the seeker has to follow for 40 days to reach onto that state.” Now, in the text “Hanuman Chalisa” itself there are numerous hints which speak about this principle of energy and the discipline.
Hanuman represent to the fiery prana energy inside each one of you which is super powerful (महावीर), glorified (बिक्रम), strongly weaponed body (बजरंगी- वज्र- अंगी), which removes the ignorance (कुमती निवार) and it companions with the intelligent (सुमती के संगी). It’s glory is represented as golden halo (कंचन वरन) and beautifully clothed (विराज सुबेसा). Bhakta Tulasidas has coded it so beautifully & intelligently that readers will continue reading it with it’s literal meanings whereas it completely allegorically.
Hanuman Chalisa also laid down to the discipline for the seekers and practitioners, as it mentions:
 
और देवता चित्त न धरई, हनुमत से हि सर्व सुख करई
do not let any other deity to reside in your conscious,
Hanumat alone shall bestow all prosperities. 
 
It refers that only the prana should be practised and nothing else is required. And, that requires the basic discipline in life to be put in place. First work upon the body, then breath and then the sadhna of the prana. Then, there is one more similarity that the word Hanuman relate to Human too, which signify the powers and qualities of an evolved being which we here are mentioning as “Hanuman- The Pranic Human Force.”
Hope this helps you develop an absolute vision to understand the text.

Regards, 
Vishal sood

How to worship Goddess laxmi, Kubera, Yamdeepak and Dhanvantri in Dhanteras 2018

 

As per wiki, Dhana Trayodashi (or Dhanteras or धनत्रयोदशी) is the first day of the Indian Diwali and Nepalese Tihar Festival. The festival is known as “Dhanatrayodashi” or “Dhanvantari Trayodashi”. It is celebrated on the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in the Vikram Samvat Hindu calendar month of Kartika month.

This day is also celebrated for Lord Dhanvantari (Deity who rules Ayurveda) and worshipped on the occasion of Trayodashi, usually, this day is called Dhanvantari Trayodashi. Dhanvantari is considered to be the teacher of all physicians and the originator of Ayurveda.

‘Dhan’ means wealth and ‘Teras’ refers to the thirteenth day of the moon cycle on the thirteenth day of Kartika Krishna Paksha. On this auspicious day, Goddess LaxmiLord Dhanvantri and Lord Kuber are worshipped in sthir Lagna at evening time. Traditionally it is considered as to be good in Hindus to buy gold and silver jewelry or utensils as they are karka for Vaibhav.

If we See background history from our Vedic Scriptures  (Puranas), root of the Dhanteras belong from the Samudra Manthan, It is believed that on this day, Goddess Lakshmi emerged from the ocean along with other precious treasures and pieces of jewelry, during Churning of Ocean. According to the Bhagwat and Visnu Purana, Lord Dhanvantri also emerged from the sea with the pot of Amrit for distributing it to the Devtas. Lord Dhanvantri is another form of Lord Vishnu and also worshipped on this day along with Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kuber for the good health, wealth, and wellbeing.

Below are Detailed info on Dhanteras Puja Vidhi and Muharat :

 

Pradosh Kaal Muhurat

Dhanteras Puja on Monday, November 5, 2018

Dhanteras Puja Muhurta – 18:06 to 20:01

Duration – 01 Hour 56 Mins

Pradosh Kaal – 17:29 to 20:07

Vrishabha Kaal – 18:06 to 20:01

Trayodashi Tithi Begins – 01:24 on Nov 05, 2018
Trayodashi Tithi Ends – 23:47 on Nov 05, 2018

According to Drikpanchang, Lakshmi Poojan on Dhanteras should be done during Pradosh Kaal after sunset and approximately lasts for 2 hours and 24 minutes when Sthir Lagna (Fixed Signs) prevails, Sthir means fixed, not movable as in Sthira Lagna goddess Laxmi sits and stays in your home.Today Sthira Lagna will rise after 18:05:38 (Taurus Lagna), hence this time is the best for Dhanteras Pujan for Laxmi poojan.

 

( Source : https://www.drikpanchang.com/tables/lagna.html?date=05/11/2018 )

But before that there we need to light 13 or 1 lamp in the house to keep away the evil and let the good light come in in the form of good health and wellbeing with Goddes Laxmi and Dhanvantri.

Dhanteras has nothing to do with the wealth,  but It is more about the health and well being of the house, what happens when “Ashta Laxmi” comes in the house with lord Dhanvantri which brings good health, well being and overall happiness for the whole family members. ‘

It Has a deep story, as for why we need to lit the lamp on Dhanteras for Lord Yama;

This is explained in the story of the prince and his new wife, which is said to have happened on this day centuries ago. The prince, his new wife and the serpent The 16-year-old son of King Hima was predicted to die on his fourth day of marriage – on Dhanteras – by snake bite. 

But instead of dying, on that date his wife decided she would not let him go to sleep. She laid out all her ornaments as well as pots of gold and silver coins at the entrance to their bedroom and lit lots of lamps. 

She told him stories and sang songs to keep him awake that night and when the God of Death, Yama, came disguised as a snake, he was so dazzled by the glittering precious metals and lights that he climbed on top of the coins and listened to the stories instead. By morning, rather than killing the prince, he slithered away silently because he had missed the chance. The prince was saved by his bride after she baffled the snake with her wealth.”

That’s why in Dhanteras first it involves worshipping of Lord Yama with Deep Daan on this day for the protection of one’s family members and loved ones. After worshipping Lord Yama one should Lit 13 earthen Lamps on the honour of Lord Yama in a southern direction with sesame oil outside the house in evening time in pradosh kaal.
Below is the Step by Step Process first from Lighting earthen lamp in evening time for Lord Yama Deepam Daan.
 
Step -1 – Worshipping of Lord Yama in Pardosh Kaal in evening
 
 

Yama Deepam Puja Muhurat

 

Yama Deepam Time = 17:29 to 18:48
Duration = 1 Hour 19 Mins
1. Take a small wooden slab with small legs.
2. Make a swastik with roli on it.
3. Now put 13 or 1 earthen lamps on it fill it with sesame oil and light the earthen lamps.
4. Now take a cowry shell with hole and put it into earthen lamps.
5. Shower water (Gangajal or pure water) around lamp 3 times.
6. Put tilak of roli on lamp. Then put raw whole rice on tilak.
7. Offer some sugar to it. (Just put some sugar in the lamp).
8. Put 1 rupee coin in it.
9. Now offer some flowers to lamp.
10. Do pranam to earthen lamp.
11. Offer tilak to family members.
12. Now place this lamp outside main gate of your house. Place it on right side of door. It’s flame must face towards south direction.

After placing this earthen lamp recite the following mantra and offer honor and respect and pray to the Lord Yama for well being of the family members:


Step 2 – Worshipping of Lord Dhanwantari 

 

 

 

 

After lighting earthen lamp for Lord Yama, one should start dhanwantari pooja in your pooja room. Lord Dhanwantari is diety of the Ayurveda, form of Lord Vishnu, as he has emerged on this day so he should be worshipped in Dhanteras. Give bathing and anointing the idol of Lord Dhanwantari with vermillion, nine varieties of grains are offered to the Lord.

1. Sit in your pooja room.
2. Recite Dhanwantari Mantra at least 108 times.
Dhanwantari mantra is : “Om Dhan Dhanvantaraye Namah”
 “ॐ धं धन्वन्तरये नमः“.
or you can Recite below-mentioned mantra

“Om Namo Bhagavate Maha Sudharshana Vasudevaya Dhanvantaraye; Amrutha Kalasa Hasthaaya Sarva Bhaya Vinasaya Sarva amaya Nivaranaya Thri Lokya Pathaye Thri Lokya Nidhaye Sri Maha Vishnu Swarupa Sri Dhanvantri Swarupa Sri Sri Sri Aoushata Chakra Narayana Swaha”

Meaning:

We pray to God, who is Sudharshana Vasudeva Dhanvantri. He holds the kalasha full of nectar of immortality. Lord Dhanvantri removes all the fears and diseases. He is the well-wisher and preserver of the three worlds. Like Lord Vishnu, Dhanvantri is empowered to heal our souls. We bow to the Lord of Ayurveda.
After the end of recitation, Say,
“O Lord Dhanwantari! I offer this recitation in your lotus feet. Please give us good health.”

 

Step 3: Ganesh, Lakshmi and Kubera Pooja on Dhanteras

 

 

After Dhanwantari pooja one must do panchopchar pooja of Lord Ganesh and Goddess Lakshmi with Kubera.In the evening, all family members should gather and start the prayer.Before Starting pooja give him a bath and anoint him with sandal paste. A red cloth is offered to the Lord and then fresh flowers are showered on the idol of Lord Ganesha. Devotees can also chant the mantra and take his blessings before starting the rituals of Dhanteras.

Ganesh Panchopchar puja is as follows:
1. Show earthen lamp to him.
2. Offer dhoop to him.
3. Offer scent to Lord Ganesha.
4.Offer flowers in his lotus feet.
5.Offer sweets (naivedya) to Lord Ganesh.

Chant the following mantra:

वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्यकोटि समप्रभ ।

निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा ॥

 

Vakra-Tunndda Maha-Kaaya Suurya-Kotti Samaprabha |

 

Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryessu Sarvadaa ||
Meaning:
(I pray to Sri Ganesha) Who has a Curved Trunk, Large Body, and Who has the Brilliance of a Million Suns, O Lord, Please make all my Works Free of Obstacles, Always.
 
Now Worship Lord Kuber after the Ganesh Pooja as follows:

Lord Kuber should be offered flowers, incense, fruits and sweets, and diya and after that chant the following mantra:

“Om Yakshyaya Kuberaya Vaishravanaaya Dhanadhanyadi Padayeh
Dhana-Dhanya Samreeddhing Me Dehi Dapaya Swaha”

Meaning:

Kubera, the lord of yakshas, bless us with wealth and prosperity.

Now, worship Goddess Lakshmi in Sthir Kaal in Vrishabha Kaal @18:05 to 20:01

 

In Dhanteras, During the Pradosh Kaal, which is the time after sunset and lasts for about two and a half hours, Goddess Lakshmi is used to worshipped on Dhanteras. Before starting this pooja ritual, one should take a piece of new cloth, spread with a handful of grains in the middle of the cloth. The cloth should be spread on a raised platform. A kalash half filled with water (mixed with Gangajal), betel nut, a flower, a coin and some rice grains is also kept together.

One can also keep mango leaves in the kalash. According to the rituals, a lotus is drawn with Haldi (turmeric) over the grains and the idol of Goddess Lakshmi is kept over the grains. Light a lamp, offer flowers, haldi, Vermillion to the Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Ganesha and to the kalash then chant the below-mentioned mantra:

 

“Om Shreem Hreem Shreem Kamale Kamalalaye Praseed Praseed Om Shreem Hreem Shreem Mahalakshmaye Namaha”

After this, take a plate and bathe the idol of Lakshmi with panchamrit (mixture of milk, curd, ghee, butter and honey).

This is followed by offering the Goddess sandal paste, saffron paste, ittar (perfume), Vermillion, haldi, gulal and abeer.
Later Close your hands and worship Goddess for the success, prosperity, happiness, and well-being!
Source and Reference,
Wikipedia
Drikpanchang.com

Lakshmi- The Celestial Goddess

||Om SriGuruCharanKamalebheyo Namah||
“I bow down at the lotus feet of my master SriGuru Mahavatar”

Pranam to all the beautiful seekers,

I’m happy to write this V-log for you and as you are reading this- I’m sure you are one of the sincere seekers who has reached here to this revelation. Let’s begin.
Since Deepawali is around the corner, so, Today I’ve chosen to write on “Lakshmi” which is misinterpreted through various media channels or by the priests and nonetheless by con-practitioners who con people by selling remedies or rituals.
The most important aspect of any understanding that we want to develop is the knowledge which is majorly lost in today’s time because of which we lost our all understanding of various facts and we are unable to realise the truths behind. The basis of our ancient scientific knowledge is Devnagri (lipi) text script through which the Shruti (sound vibration) is given a form to understand at the level of conscious.
Now, Let’s understand what does the word Lakshmi means. Lakshmi considered to be the Goddess of wealth & fortune, the sustainer energy of the universe, the one who emerged out from the kshir sagar during the churning by devatas and asuras, she who accepted Lord Vishnu as her eternal consort. Lakshmi (लक्ष्मी) comes from the sanskrit word “लक्ष्यामि”- “the giver of direction for goal”; लक्ष्य को आयाम देने वाली.  Now, the word “लक्ष्य” denotes to the destroying (क्षय) of “ल” means the old archetype, the core limiting behavior which is the pure trait of “Muladhar center” that is why the seed syllable “लं” (lam) is chanted to raise the energy from the base as the anuswara (the dot used above the vyanjan ल) is the connecting sound which is the fourth quarter vibration of ॐ called as “im”representing the “state of liberation”.
So, Lakshmi is the energy which is worshipped by the ones who have destroyed their old primitive limiting beliefs, habits & desires and have one universal goal to evolve from the base to know who they are and want to move forward on the path in a sustained pace. And, a seeker of truth must have sustaining discipline and efforts to reach the final goal of evolution. That is why Lakshmi accepted the sustainer Lord Vishnu to be her eternal consort.
Lakshmi Sukt mentions “पद्मिनि पद्मपत्रे पद्मप्रिये”- She sits on Lotus flower which represents Her evolving out of lotus signifying the rise of energy from the Muladhar and the only goal remains is to know “Who am I?” which arises from its counterpart question- “I dont know who am I?”. That’s why the Goddess can not be approached with a mind which knows everything.  But since, in the delusioned world where money is the only goal behind every action, every desire, every learning; that’s is why the worldly people started to worship Lakshmi as the Goddess of money not as wealth, which is the biggest disbelief. Because, money which is the medium of exchange of resources is a temporary and time bound whereas wealth is “what remains forever and travels with you as accumulation”; that is how money and wealth are different. And, the most dreadful thing is- we lose wealth to grab money, losing all values, truthfulness and accept treachery, hatred and folly in order to just grab money.
Now, Just ask yourself-
1. Do you think, Goddess can be worshipped by anyone who is not interested in the wealth that She is offering and can ask for something which She has no relation with??
as She is offering ultimate wealth and you ask for money which she is not even printing anyway!!
2. Do you think, any worship or recitation or prayer performed by a treacherous can raise the ultimate wealth?
-as She betows Her blessings upon a disciplined truthful seeker and after all cheating in the workplace only paper money might be collected but wealth can never be!!
I hope this will make you think on these questions while you perform Lakshmi worship this year. I will share more on this in the upcoming posts as more is coming up on “Deepawali” in the next V-log.
Do write your comments or questions below.
Guru’s Grace Be Upon You!!
Love,

V

Vedic Etymology- Dive Deep Into The Absolute Knowledge

Understanding Vedic Etymology

!! Om Sri Guru Charan Kamale bheyo Namah !!

Let me share with you a glimpse of the power of “Vedic Etymology” which will certainly put you in amaze.

From past many years, I had been emphasizing upon “niruktam”- the vedic etymology which helps us understand the deeper, absolute and true meanings of words. Every letter in the Devnagri varnmala (alphabetic system) has a meaning and it represents a system inside you. The vowels (swara) and consonants (vyanjan) has a meaning leading to a deeper understanding of the whole of creation and forms the connecting links between the creations that we see in this world.

Let me explain to you with the help of my own name. the word Vishal, विशाल, which means in a simple language as very big or huge or expansive.

विश in devnagri means the lotus stem which in sanskrit is written as “बिस”, and आल is आ (through, से) + आलय (abode) which means abode. So, we can join the meanings and understand that “Vishal” means “to the abode through lotus stem”, which is also explained beautifully in Lalita Sahastranam as “mahashaktih kundalini bistantutaniyasi”, verse 92. This signify the expansive form of the energy which is multi-dimensional with its expansion in each individual and the creation.

Now, let’s take another word. Same way the word विश्व is designed:

विश + अव, अव means to come down (उतरना); विश्व means which has come down from the lotus stem. This too is beautifully pictured in a puranic image where Brahma, the Lord of creation is attached at the other end of lotus stem originating from Lord Vishnu.This way you can reach more deeper into finding the lost knowledge.Note: You can also find a video from 2016 done on my fb account explaining how devanagri consonants represent the vertebral column and relate to our breath

 
Regards,
Vishal Sood

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Who is Shiva ? Understanding Importance of the Lord Shiva based on the view of Swami Sivananda

 

Written by Swami Sivananda

We comprehend (realise) that Celebrated Supreme Being (Purusha), and meditate upon that Great God, Mahadeva; may that Rudra impel us to do so. This is the Rudra Gayatri Mantra.

(Shiva Gayatri Mantra)

Who is Shiva? 

 

 

In Me the universe had its origin,
In Me alone the whole subsists;
In Me it is lost—Siva,
The Timeless, it is I Myself,
Sivoham! Sivoham! Sivoham!
” Salutations to Lord Siva, the vanquisher of Cupid, the bestower of eternal bliss and immortality, the protector of all beings, destroyer of sins, the Lord of the gods, who wears a
tiger-skin, the best among objects of worship, through whose matted hair the Ganga flows.
 
Lord Siva is the pure, changeless, attributeless, all-pervading transcendental consciousness.
 
He is the inactive (Nishkriya) Purusha. Prakriti is dancing on His breast and performing the creative, preservative and destructive processes.”
 (By Swami Sivananda)

View of the Swami Sivananda on Lord Shiva from His Book ( Lord Shiv and His worship)

By Swami Sivananda

” When there is neither light nor darkness, neither form nor energy, neither sound nor matter, when there is no manifestation of phenomenal existence, Siva alone exists in Himself.He is timeless, spaceless, birthless, deathless, decayless. He is beyond the pairs of opposites. He is the Impersonal Absolute Brahman. He is untouched by pleasure and pain, good and evil. He cannot be seen by the eyes but He can be realised within the heart through devotion and meditation.”

” Siva is also the Supreme personal God when He is identified with His power. He is then omnipotent, omniscient active God. He dances in supreme joy and creates, sustains and destroys with the rhythm of His dancing movements.
He destroys all bondage, limitation and sorrow of His devotees. He is the giver of Mukti or the final emancipation. He is the universal Self. He is the true Self of all creatures. He is the dweller in the cremation-ground, in the region of the dead, those who are dead to the world.
The Jivas and the world originate from Him, exist in Him, are sustained and rejected by Him and are ultimately merged in Him. He is the support, source and substratum of the whole world. He
is an embodiment of Truth, Beauty, Goodness and Bliss. He is Satyam, Sivam, Subham, Sundaram, Kantam.
He is the God of gods, Deva-Deva. He is the Great Deity—Mahadeva. He is the God of manes (Prajapati). He is the most awe-inspiring and terrifying deity, Rudra, with Trisul or trident in
His hand. He is the most easily pleased (Asutosha). He is accessible to all. Even the untouchable Chandalas and the illiterate rustics can approach Him.
He is the source of all knowledge and wisdom. He is an ideal Yogi and Muni. He is the ideal head of an ideal family with Uma as His devoted wife, Lord Subrahmanya, the brave general of
strength and courage, Lord Ganesa, the remover of all obstacles.

The Sadasiva

At the end of Pralaya, the Supreme Lord thinks of re-creation of the world. He is then known by the name Sadasiva. He is the root-cause of creation. From Sadasiva creation begins. In Manusmriti He is called Svayambhu. Sadasiva is unmanifested, He destroys the Tamas caused by Pralaya and shines as the self-resplendent light bringing forth the five great elements, etc., into being.

The Siva Purana says that Siva is beyond both Prakriti and Purusha. Siva is Mahesvara. He is the witness, well-wisher and nourisher of all beings.
The Gita says:

‘Upadrashtanumanta cha bharta bhokta mahesvarah’.

Mahesvara conducts the work of creation according to His will and pleasure.

The Sruti says,

‘Mayam tu prakritim viddhi mayinam tu mahesvaram’. 

Know Prakriti to be Maya and Mahesvara to be the wielder of Maya or Prakriti.

The Sakti of Siva works in two different ways. Mula Prakriti
and Daivi Prakriti. Mula Prakriti is Apara Prakriti from which the five elements and other visible objects and the Antahkarana are evolved. Para Prakriti is Chaitanya Sakti which converts the Apara
Prakriti and gives name and form to it. Apara Prakriti is Avidya and Para Prakriti is Vidya.
The controller and dispenser of these two Prakritis is Lord Siva.
Siva is distinct from Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra.

Lord Siva is the Lord of innumerable crores of Brahmandas or worlds. Isvara united with Maya gives rise to Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra out of Rajas, Sattva and Tamo Gunas respectively, under the command of Lord Siva. Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra are the trinities of the world.

There is no difference among the trinities, Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra. By the command of Mahesvara these three do the creative, preservative and destructive duties of the world. The work of all the three deities is done conjointly. They all have one view and one definite purpose in creating, preserving and destroying the visible universe of names and forms. He who regards the three deities as distinct and different, Siva Purana says, is undoubtedly a devil or evil spirit.
The Lord who is beyond the three Gunas, Mahesvara, has four aspects: Brahma, Kala, Rudra and Vishnu. Siva is the support for all the four. He is the substratum for Sakti also. Siva is distinct from the Rudra included in the trinities. Rudra is really one though according to the different functions He is considered to have eleven different forms.

 

The first face of Siva does Krida or play, the second does penance, the third destroys or dissolves the world, the fourth protects the people and the fifth, being knowledge, fully covers the

entire universe by its power.He is Isana the creator and promoter of all beings, from within.The first form of Siva is the enjoyer of Prakriti as Kshetrajna Purusha. The second is Tatpurusha resting in Sattva-guna, rooted in Bhogya-Prakriti, the Prakriti-enjoyed. The third is Ghora rooted in the eightfold Buddhi like Dharma, etc.

The fourth is Vamadeva rooted in Ahankara and the fifth is Sadyojata, the presiding deity of the mind. The eight forms of Siva are Sarva, Bhava, Rudra, Ugra, Bhima, Pasupati, Isana and Mahadeva, rooted respectively in earth, water, fire, air, ether, Kshetrajna, sun and moon.”

 
(Source and Reference: Lord Shiva and his worship by Swami Sivananda)

Decoding the Panchang : How To analyse your Birth chart via 5 limbs of system

Panchang — Panchang word is combination of Panch means Five and ang means limb.

This means Panchang is form with Five limbs.

Five limbs of Panchang 
The Five limbs of Panchang are
1)Var
2) Thithi
3) Nakshatra
4)Karan
5)Yoga

Now we know about all limbs of Panchang one by one.

 

Var —
Var is Seven.
1) Ravivar Or Sunday
2) Somvar or Monday
3) Mangalvar or Tuesday
4) Budhvar or Wednesday
5) Guruvar or Thursday
6) Shukravar or Friday
7) Shanivar or Saturday
In Our Vedic system Var or day is changed after Sunrise. For example Today 18 may  2018 is Friday or Shukravar.  In Standard calendar day is changed after midnight and 12am and new day will be Saturday.
But in Vedic system day change after Sunrise. So suppose Sunrise in today is 6 am and Tomorrow 19 may sun rise at 6 am. So Vedic var of the day will be from 6am today to next day 6am. Means Shukrawar from 6 am upto 6 am next day 19 may. Hope you understand the var concept and don’t confuse with standard day system.
Now in our Vedic system, each var is ruled by a different planet. So according to their rulership in our classical book of astrology gives hints about their best effects on Native.
Ravivar(Sunday) — This day is ruled by Sun. So people born in this day is consider blessed by Lord Sun.
People born on Sunday is honourable by others. He has brown hair, eyes and body colour. He will be proudy or having ego or Proudness.
Somvar (Monday) — This day is ruled by Moon. So they are blessed by Moon quality.
So He will be sensual or having rajsic gun or having desires (actually word used is Kaami ). He will be charming. He will be kind from the heart.
Tuesday (Mangal Var) —- This day is ruled by Mars. So native is blessed by Mars quality.
So He is cruel. He will be interested in hard or argumentive words or speech. He will be interested in brave full acts.
Wednesday (Budhvar) —- This day is ruled by Mercury. So native is blessed by qualities of Mercury.
So Native is honoured, God and Brahman. He is very Good in communication. He will be polite in behaviour.
Thursday (Guruvar) — This day is ruled by Jupiter. So Native is blessed by Jupiter quality.
So Native is doing sacrifices or Yagya(यज्ञ). He is popular among kings or blessed by kings or loved by the king. He is virtuous or having best qualities. He is famous.
Friday (Shukravar) – This day is ruled by Venus.So Native is blessed by Venus quality.
So Native will be endowed with corn, land and wealth( Dhan dhanya Sai paripurn). He is dear to all. He has very sensual.
Saturday (Shanivar) — This day is ruled by Saturn. So Native is blessed by Saturn quality.
So Native is not so much intelligent or lazy. He will be lives on other foods and money. He will be always inclined towards the argument. He will be jelious. He will be facing obstacles from his relatives. He will be skilful.
Thithi 
Our Vedic calendar is based on the Lunar month and Lunar Thithi. One day of the Lunar month is called one Thithi.
One Thithi is time at which Moon moves 12 degree away from the Sun.
Means Tithi or lunar day is a period in which the difference between the longitudes of Moon and Sun changes by exactly 12°.
When Sun and Moon are at same longitude or in the simple same degree that day is called Amavasya.
Now when Moon travels 12° away from Sun then a new Thithi started. It is Pratipada or 1st Tithi. When Moon’s longitude is exactly 24° greater than Sun’s longitude, then second tithi finishes and the third tithi starts. When Moon’s longitude is exactly 36° greater than Sun’s longitude, the third tithi finishes and the fourth tithi starts. And so on……
You can see that Sun-Moon longitude differential will be (12 x n)° after exactly n  tithis. Where n denote the number of Thithi.
A lunar month consists of 30 tithis. Each month is divided into two fortnights  or pakshas
During Sukla/Suddha paksha or the brighter fortnight, Moon is waxing.
When Moon and Sun are at Same degree it is Amavasya. Now Moon is the fastest moving planet so it is going forward and moved away from Sun then Shukla pakhsha is Started. And so during the period when Moon moves 0 to 12° is 1st Thithi or Shukla Pratipada.
During this paksha, Moon is ahead of Sun by an amount that is between 0º and 180º.
At exactly 180° difference between Sun and Moon it is Purnima.
After Purnima new month of Krishna paksha started.
During Krishna/Bahula paksha or the darker fortnight, Moon is waning. During this paksha, Moon is ahead of Sun by an amount that is between 180º and 360º.
Note the point
When Moon is forward 0 to 7th Bhav from Sun it is in Shukla pakhsha.
When Moon is forward 7 to 12th , 12th to 0 Bhav it is Krishna paksha.
Here we consider Sun degree as midpoint.
Look at this chart. 
Method of calculations of Thithi
We can find the tithi running on a day from the longitudes of Sun and Moon using the following procedure.
(1) Find the difference:
(Moon’s longitude – Sun’s longitude).

Note –(Add 360° if the result is negative.)

The result will be between 0° and 360° and will show how advanced  Moon is with respect to Sun.
(2) Divide this result by 12°.
Ignore the remainder and take the quotient.
(3) Add 1 to the quotient.
You get a number from 1 to 30. That will give the index of  the tithi running according to chart.
(4) Refer to Table  and find the name of the tithi. There are 15 tithis and the same tithis repeat in the brigher and darker fortnights.
For example,if we get 22 from above calculation then  it can be seen fromthe table that the 22th tithi out of the 30 tithis is in Krishna paksha and it is Saptami.
So the 22nd tithi is “Krishna Saptami”.
We write the classification of fortnight  (Shukla or Krishna) first and then write tithi name. “Shukla Saptami or Krishna Saptami”
Where Shukla stands for “Saptami” in the brighter fortnight (shukla paksha),
i.e. the 7th tithi. “Krishna Saptami” stands for “Saptami” in the darker fortnight (krishna paksha),
i.e. the 22nd tithi.
Let us say that Moon is at 24°12′ in Gemini. So it’s mean
This is (2 x 30°) + 24° 12′ = 84° 12′ Moon
from the beginning of the zodiac.
Let us say that Sun is at 17°46′ in Scorpio.
This is (7 x 30°) + 17° 46′ = 227° 46′
from the beginning of the zodiac.
Moon – Sun = 84° 12′ – 227° 46′ =  –(143° 34′).
It is negative because Sun is at a higher longitude.
We have to add 360° to it to make it positive.
It becomes 216° 26′.
So this is the advancement of Moon with respect to Sun.
Converting this to a decimal number, we get 216.43°. We have to divide it by 12°.
We find 216.43 ÷ 12 and the quotient is 18.
So 18 tithis are over.
Adding 1 to it, we get 19 and
so the 19th tithi is running. Referring to Table , we see that this is
“Chaturthi” tithi of Krishna paksha (darker fortnight). So it is “Krishna Chaturthi”.
Now we have to know Moon is transit in all 12 sign in 28days.
Sun is transit 1 degree in 1 days.
So At 30 days  Sun is transit 1 sign
So at one Amavasya  to another Amavasya Moon has traveling 12sign + 1sign which is forward by Sun.
Suppose Sun in Aries sign and this time Amavasya so
After around 1month Sun in Taurus so
This time Amavasya in Taurus sign at when Sun and Moon degree is same .
So Amavasya in Taurus sign.
That’s my mean Moon travel 12sign +1 Sign where Sun is actually placed current time.
Now we understand the concept of thithi so we know the effect of thithi.
Pratipada (1st Thithi )
Person born in Pratipada tithi will be doing great deeds or verd hard work. He has good or nobel character or Punya charitra.
Dwitiyia (2nd Thithi) 
He will has aura(tej) on face. He has wealth of cattels (in modern day vehicle), power, strength, fame, wealth or money.
Tritiya(3rd Thithi) 
He will be religious or Punyatma. He will be suffering from fears or don’t having good physical or mental strength.  But he is smart in talking.
Chaturthi (4th tithi) 
He will be faithful of masses or public. He is wandering by nature or loves traveling. He will be experts in mantra.
Pancham (5th tithi)
He is very inclination towards learning of scared knowledge, ved, vedanga, sastra etc. He is sensual. He is rest less or movable by nature. His physical body constitution is thin.
Shasti (6th thiti) 
He has very little strength. But he is just king. He is very learned. But angry in temper.
Saptami (7th Thithi) 
His way of talking is very hard or harsh. He is Lord or leader of people. He may be suffering from kapha related issues. He is power ful man.
Ashhtami (8th tithi)
He is very sensual. He is very attached or loves his wife and children. He may be suffering from kapha related problems.
Navami (9th tithi)
He will be famous. He has very charming body or Tejasvi or looking attractive.
He has bad wife and bad children. He is sensual.
Dashmi (10th Thithi) 
He is very Punyatma.  His wife and children is expert in talking. He is honorable and wealthy.
Ekadashi (11th Thithi)
He is worshiping God and Brahman. He has many servants. He has many types of wealth.
Dwadashi (12th Thithi)
He is very interesting towards doing religious deeds. He is liberal. He is wealthy and scholar.
Tryodashi (13th Thithi)
He is very greedy and very sensual. He is wealthy.
Chaturdashi (14th Thithi)
He is very firecy temper, he desires other wives and wealth.
Amavasya
He is man who worship anicient and God
Purnima
He brings fame for his kul or vansh. He is very cheerful and happy minded.
Apart from Thithi, Pakhsha has also impact on native. So we know the effect of Pakhsha.
Effect of Paksha
Krishna Paksha or dark half of month —
When a person born in Krishna Paksha he will be making argument regarding own work. He is devoty to his own mother. He is inimical to own relatives.
Shukla Pakhsha or Bright half of month —
When a person born in Shukla pakhsha native will be endowed with enough sons, grandsons and wealth. He is inclination towards religious activities or rightness acts. He is kind and liberal.
Effect Of Lunar Month or Mass
As we know that when Sun and Moon are exactly 180° away from each other then that day is called Purnima. And after that a new month or Mass is starting.
Now we think Sun and Moon conjunction at same degree then this day is Amavasya.
A lunar month means time taken by Moon between 2conjuction.
Means One Amavasya to another Amavasya.
Look at this chart.
When Sun and Moon conjunction is happens in Pisces Sign and Full Moon means Sun and Moon away exactly 180° then Moon in Chitra Nakhshatra then that month will be chaitra month.
For example today is Amavasya. And Sun and Moon conjunction happen in Leo sign. Again at the day of Purnima Moon is in Purvabhadra pad so this month is Bhadrapad.
I think you understand the concept of Maas.
Adimas concept —
As you know in our Maas system we found that some years there are two same Maas.
So we know this concept.
A solar year has about 365.2425 days.
Means Time taken by Sun to transit all 12sign and come again to Aries.
For make up this .2425 days we have a keep year in each fourth year.
A lunar year only has about 355 days. So to make up this gap once in every 3 year a extra Lunar month comes.
To decide when this extra Lunar month comes we has formula in our vedic system.
When ever Sun-Moon conjunction coming twice in the same rasi.  Means 2 Amavasya in Same Sign then that month two Lunar month is coming.
For example,
Sun-Moon conjunction took place at 0°23′ in Taurus on May 15, 1999 at 5:35:32 pm (IST) and again at 28°29′ in Taurus on June 14, 1999 at 12:33:27 am (IST).
Sun-Moon conjunction in Taurus sign so according to table it is Jyesta Maas.
So there are 2 conjunction so 2 Jyesta Maas.
One is called “Nija” or Shudha Jeshtha maasa and  the  other is called “Adhika” Jyeshtha maasa.
Nija means real and adhika means
extra. An adhika maasa (extra month) comes once in every 3 years and that
synchronizes the lunar years with solar years. This calendar has been in use in India for millennia.
First part 15 day and last 15 day of this 2 month is called shudh month.
Middle part of month is extra month or adhimass.
Effect of different Mass or vedic month
Chaitra Maas ——
If the  native born in Chaitra Maas native will be knows all all sorts of arts such as singing, dancing, writing, poetry etc. He will be also studied ved, vendnga, science etc. He has frequently enjoying party or happiness in lives. He will be interested in women.
Note : According to chart this Month Sun in Pisces Sign.
Baishaka
If Native is born in Baishaka mass then he may be experts in all shastra means all types of knowledge. He will be independent.  He will be king or Lord of big land.
Note : This Month Sun in Arise Sign.
Jyeshtha Month
When Native is born in Jyeshtha Month then he may has long lived children. He will be endowed with long lasting wealth.
He will be experts in Mantra, rituals and poetry.
Note this month Sun in Taurus sign.
Ashada Mass
When native is born in Ashada Mass then native is very wealthy. He is very kind and liberal. He is enjoying happiness of night. He will be criticizer of other or jeliousy for others.
Tips Sun in Gemini Sign those months.
Sravan Mass
The native born in Sravan Mass will be interested in workship  of God, Brahman, earth.
Tips Those day generally Sun in Cancer sign.
Bhadrapad Mass
The native born in Bhadrapad Mass is visiting many countries. He will be interested in tantra, or knowledge of theory of machinery. He will be honored by King or country.
Tips Those day Sun in Leo sign.
Ashwani mass
The people born in Ashwani Maas he will be hates own relatives and people. He will be poor and wicked man.
Tips Those day Sun in Virgo.
Karthik mass
The people born in Kartika mass he will be very strong physical body. He will be interested in doing agriculture works. He will have broad eyes. He has very much wealth.
Tips Those day Sun in Libra Sign.
Marigshira Maas
The people born in Marigshira mass he will be devoty of God, Brahman , elders and his parents. He will be religious.
Tips Those day Sun in Scorpion Sign.
Poosh mass
The people born in Poosh mass he will be endowed with wealth, strength or power and good qualities. His nose is elevated.
Tips Those day Sun in Sagittarius Sign.
Magha Mass
The people born in Magha  he will be wicked from Mind. But he will be involved in religious activities or rightness activities.
Tips Those day Sun in Capricorn Sign.
Phalguni Mass
The people born in Phalguni Mass he will be doing daily helping deeds. He will be fond of Music.
Tips Those day Sun in Aquarius Sign.
Effect Of Vedic Rithu
In our Vedic system Rithu are Six which has unique impact on native so we know the Rithu fal.
Basant Rithu —
Chaitra and Baishaka mass. Sun may be Pisces and Aries sign.
Person born in basant Rithu he will be long lived, wealthy and loves perfume.
Grishma Rithu —
Jyesta and Ashada month. Sun may be in Taurus and Gemini.
Person born in Grishma Rithu he will be clever in expense of water and wealth. He is interested in materialistic happiness. He has lean body limb. He has good budhi or intelligence.
Barsha Rithu 
Sharavna and Bhadrapad mass. Sun may be in Cancer and Leo sign.
He loves milk, salt, bitter taste. He is sweet in communication. His budhi or mentality will be very clear.
Sarad Rithu —
Ashawin and Kartika mass. Sun may be in Virgo and Libra Sign.
He is Punyatma. He will be handsome. He is happy and sensual by nature.
Hemant Rithu —
Margshira and Poosha mass. Sun in Scorpion and Sagittarius Sign.
He is Yogi, He has Lean body limb. He will be farmer. He is interested in materialistic happiness. He is capable.
Shishir Rithu
Magha and Phalguni. Sun in Capricorn and Aquarius Sign.
He is interested in bathing. He is charitable. He  loves rightness.  He is honoured and famous.
Effect of Ayana
As we know that there is 2type of Ayana
1)Uttarayna — The period when Sun transit from Capricorn sign to Gemini Sign then this period is called Uttarayna.
Means when in any horoscope Sun is in Capricorn, Aquarius, Pieces, Aries, Taurus, and Gemini native is born under Uttarayna.
Effect of Uttarayna
The Person Born in Uttarayna, he will be interested in gaining knowledge, vidhya, yog etc. He will be lives life with Morality.
2)Dakshinayana
When Sun transit from Cancer sign to Sagittarius Sign then this period is called Dakshinayana. Means when in horoscope Sun in Cancer, Leo, virgo, Libra, Scorpion and Sagittarius he will be born in Dakshinayana.
Effect of Dakshinayana
Native will be expert in communication, he knows Bhed niti very well, he has good intelligence and aggressive by nature.
Effect of Kaal in Birth Panchang  
Ushakaal —
(It may be from 4am to 8am.)
He has many types of happiness.
Tips — Sun may be in 2nd house, 1st house, 12th house.
Pratushakaal —
(It may be from 8am to 12pm)
He will be interested in own rightness jobs. He is doing good deeds and will be happy.
Tips — Sun may be in 12th house, 11th house.
Madhyana : —
(It may be from 12pm to 4pm)
He has good quality just like king. He will be wealthy from others wealth.
Tips– Sun may be in 10th house and 9th house.
Sayamkaal :–
(It may be from 4pm to 8pm)
He will be fond of perfume and women. He is wicked man and having wandering habits.
Tips — Sun may be in 8th house and 7th house.
Ratri kaal :-
(It may be from 8pm to 4am)
It is same as  Sayamkaal . Means He will be fond of perfume and women. He is wicked man and having wandering habits.
Tips — Sun may be in 6th house, 5th house, 4th house, 3rd house.
3) Nakhshatra 
At the birth of time of Native Moon in which particular Nakhshatra, this Nakhshatra is called Birth Nakhshatra of native. Suppose at birth time of Native Moon is transit on Rohni Nakhshatra so birth nakhshatra of Native will be Rohni Nakhshatra and birth sign or rashi of native will be Taurus Sign.
Effect of nakhshatra 
1) Ashwani Nakshtra – Pleasing Nature, Childish behavior, Dynamic, Quicker action (Just thought and just take action according to thoughts without losing time), Researcher (This make expert in many matter), Intelligent, God fearing, Strong in decision, Morality, Harsh in speak, Music lover, Sport lover, Adventuresome,
2) Bharni Nakshtra –  Experimental (Creating, Nutrition and destroying type), Luxurious, Over attraction toward opposite sex, Sentimental regarding Loss of own, Jealous, Transformation, Multiple interest in all matter, Criticism (Because no control of express own opinion), Time waster regarding unusual matter, Power of Jude right or wrong, Morality, Good Heart.
3) Krittika Nakstra – Cutters as symbol that’s why Sharp Minded, Harsh attitudes, Panic, Frankness.

Agni Dev is deity that’s Why Aggressive, Full of energy (Energetic), Extremely Temper, Critical action for all over, Always face blaming, Irresponsible, Pure heart, Spiritual, Honest, Hard working, Negatives Criticisms (Because they have power to catching lies of others and due to frankness in nature so told harshly to others), Moody ,Good Argument, Logical.


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4)Rohni Nakshtra – Symbol is An ox cart that’s indicating Agriculture, Fertility, Laborious work, Milk products, all agriculture related work

Lord Brahma is deity that’s why  Creative work Such as creative directors ,
Due to their good looking and attractiveness Model, Fashion designer etc.
Moon as ruling lord and Venus as rashi lord that’s why Art type work, Imaginative work, Such as Advertisement , photography, Editing, writing, Marketing (due to capacity of self expressions), Singing, Dancing, Musicians, Jewellery designing etc.

5) Mrigshira Nakshtra – Symbol is dear that’s indicating Active, Searchers (Meaning always try search new thing/Matter, Knowledge seeking), Alert(Always alert regarding upcoming Dangers), Doubting Nature, Suspicious, Observer

Nature is Mridu  that’s indicating Soft speech, Good speech, Gentle man behaviours, Clean heart,
Other Behavior  are Action oriented, Brilliant minded, Sensitive, Ashant Chit (Mentally trouble or unstable mentality), Selfish, Restless, Nervous nature, Sharp, Romantic, Sexually very active.

6)Adra Nakshtra – Symbol of Adra is A tear drop and moist that indicating they are Extremely Emotional, Confuside or Flicker type person

Deity is lord Rudra that’s indicating their Spiritual nature and also indicating  Renunciation, also they may be cruel or angry type ( stage up to destroyers way).
Ruling Lord is Rahu and rashi lord is Mercury that’s indicating good communicate, Hidden thinking, Imagination capacity (due to rahu as power of see insight), Doubting nature, double thinker, Fear, Suffering, Hard worker regarding own goals ,
Apart from this they are helpful, power to attracting people due to their own act. Very aggressive Minded.

7) Punarvasu Nakshtra –  Jupiter is ruling lord and water Tatvas that’s indicating  Spiritual, Religious, Well knowledge, Lack of Materialistic approach, Good heart, Truth full, Nobility, Purity. Punarvasu name means recreation and it is Shrishti Prakrithi Nakhshatra that’s why  No negativity (my means always Happy in any difficult situation), Power of Renew any thing or any matter @ any stage, so some time also its indicating Fickle nature, Challenge Lover,

Also they are good in communication, Hidden/Inner secret Nature, Helpful to other.

8) Pushya Nakshtra  shows effect of Moon, Jupiter and Saturn that’s why they are spiritual, Religious, Hard working, Helpful, Kind, Sensitive, Sincere, Cool minded, Systematic worker, Good Advisers, Caring nature, Protection to other, Expansion, Courtesy and Poise, Passions, Arrogant, Selfish in inner heart but always shows goodness to other, Fundamentalists.
9) Ashlesha Nakshtra –  Its deity is Nag Dev that’s why its behavior contain Nag quality such as Shy, Insecure feeling, Quick reactive, Hidden nature, Show case is soft but very dangerous in inner heart, Suspicious nature, Emotional, Dishonesty; Shameless, Independence lover

Due to moon and mercury and water Nakhshatra it is indicating Confusion in emotions, Good calculations and planning power, Cool but short Temper, angry, Intelligent, Attracting capacity, Ungratefully nature Such as Paltibaaj, Ambitious, Negativity.

10) Magha Nakshtra – Symbol is royal thrones and sun is rashi lord that’s why they behave like King such as Leadership quality, Caring nature, Helpful to other, Self active, self freedom lover in all matter including work, Socially active, aggressive, Cruel but soft in inner heart, Strongly dislike quality, Jealous, Egoistic, Proudness, confidant, Quickly resolving quality in any matter, Materialistic lover, Short temper,

Ketu is Ruling lord and Pitra Devatha is its deity that’s why  they are Ancient traditional lover, Love to following old believes, Spiritual, Religious, Respect to elders, Sanskari.

11) Purbphalguni Nakshtra – Its symbol is Bed and Ruling planet is venus Means they containing full venus material such as a lot of attraction towards opposite sex, Love, Enjoyment, Cleanliness, Attractive spoken power which attracted others specially opposite Gender, polite.

Sun is Rashi Lord so they are honest, Helpful, Charitable, Open Minded, Ambitious, egoistic, Freedom lover, Fame lover, Short temper or Impulsive, Attractive.
Bhaga Devatha is its Deity so they are Fortunate, Power of Mystical Nature, Lucky For others, Apart from this they are Generally restless in nature.

12) Uttarphalguni Nakshtra – Generally same as Purbphalguni. Knowledgeable, Helpful, Kindness, Charitable but only after looking needs, Sincere, Religious, Extremely Judging quality, Truth Finder through Own Knowledge, Respectful, Peaceful, Generally in settlement type, away from quarrel, Gentle, But lose temper, Egoistic, Comfort looker, Luxurious lover, Inclination towards Materialistic Desires, Restless, Mentally Sexual, Hard worker.
13)Hasta Nakshtra –  Hasta is a Nakhshatra which have power of all three Royal planet(Sun, Moon, Mercury) so that’s why they have power to control People, Motivate people, Inspire people. Also they are Helpful, Kindness, Loyal, some time cruel regarding punish to other.

Moon ia indicating emotionalism, Mercury is indicating Charming and beauty, with the power of sun and mercury they are Brilliant, Knowledgeable, good Strength, Sharpness, Selfcontrol.
Symbol is Hand so that’s why they are hard working, Art in hand means skills handed. He may projecting the magical art of Hand.
Apart from this they are spiritual, having fierce in temper (But also power to control him self)

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14) Chitra Nakshtra – Mars is ruling lord and Mercury/Venus is rashi lord and Vishwakrama is deity that’s why they have power of creating with beautifully ways and Projected with intelligent way. Brilliance, Depth knowledge, Action oriented, Quickly challenging is show in their nature. Apart from this they are Glamorous, Luxurious lover, Selfishness projected to him self (But actually there are not selfishness from inner heart), Truth talker regarding advising other. They are full with Business skills, Judicial skills. They may be some time Hot Temper, Conceited, Corrupt, Extremely Lover, Forcing to other, Pressurized to other or own self. Spirituality is other quality in their behavior.
15)Swati Nakshtra – Swati Nakshatra deity is Vayu dev(Wind lord) so according to Vayu nature they are restless, independent lover, easily communications (actually they are Good in communications skills), Uncertain nature.

Rahu is ruling lord and with power of Vayu dev they are self confidence, Extremely powerful to doing any work, Good Dreaming Capacity and Convert this dream  in actual life, Intuition ability, Shameless, Rude to Maintained him independence.
Venus is Rashi lord that’s why Soft nature, Mild, Helpful, Friendly, Lovely in nature.
Apart from this they are religious, Good learner, Knowledgeable, Passionate, and some time selfish to doing own work. Also they are pure from heart. Creative new idea is also in their abilities but this idea Generally seems foolish but they have to power to prove their foolish idea to big one.

16) Vishaka Nakshtra – Vishka deity is Indragni its represent Power / position / Authority/Fire that’s why Vishaka natives are Highly Energetic, Full of Virago, Shows their presence before seen, Vulnerability, Restless, Make simple matter to Complex, Problem Creator.

Jupiter is Ruling Lord that’s why they are Religious, Truthfulness, Good learner, New thing research / Learner( as power of fire ), Intelligent, Own Principles, Modern way of Thinking (Due to Agni nature).

Venus and Mars is rashi Lord that’s why they are Good in communication skill, Good speaking ability with full of skills, Some time over Talkative, Alcohol lover/ Addiction (This is negatives effect not in all), Quarrels makers, Jealous, Criticizing nature, Worrying about own goals, Highly determined. 
17)Anuradha Nakshtra – Anuradha is a symbol of religious and Spiritual inclinations. They used this inclinations to developed own self. Anuradha falls in water sign and its belongs to fire Tatvas that’s why they are Emotional, Short tempered, Jealous, Secretive, Exterior, Attracting towards Opposite sex, Worrying about unseen matter, Privacy lover and always want a safeguard regarding own privacy.

Rashi lord is Mars and Ruling lord is Saturn . That’s why they have clear thoughts and logic. Brave, Knowledge, Wise, destroyer of own enemy, Leadership ability, Interest in ancient Knowledge, Dissatisfactions are Generally found.


Mitra is deity of Anuradha that’s why they are good in friend making, social, Honourable, joviality, Harmony.
18) Jyestha Nakshtra –  Indra is deity of Jyestha that’s why they are Reputable, Egoistic, Fear regarding own Power shifting, Immorality in doing own work, Power to control over family and taking responsibilities of Family, Own supportive circle maker.

Ruling lord is mercury and rashi lord is Mars that’s why they have analytic ability, Creative genius, Angry /Temper, High ambitious, Hard worker, Make there thoughts in action.
Apart this they are emotional sensitive, Good Heart, Occult lover, Mystery lover, Moody, Secrecy Maker and power to Hide secrecy, Generally don’t open there feelings.

19) Moola Nakshtra – symbol of Nakhshatra is Root which is indicating nature of person my means they are root finder of any matter just like investigate at the last stage. That’s why they are researcher, Worrying regarding hidden facts.

Rashi lord is Jupiter and ruling lord is ketu that’s why they are truthful (some time extremely truthful speaker which may hurting people), Religious, Inclinations towards both world (Spiritual and Materialistic), Dual nature, Fixed commitment, Fixed Opinion, very quicker. They are clever, intelligent, Political nature, Power to Manipulated people regarding own work, ambitious, Egoistic, and hard worker. They are good in speech and soft nature that’s why they are good friend maker,and have good friend circle. They loves to enjoying Luxurious Life and Fickle in relationship.

20) Purbashada Nakshtra – Aparajita is other name of this Nakhshatra this is indicating they are Winners quality in any matter and Don’t accept defeat in any conditions. Also power to solve problem (But Generally they used this quality to interfere others matter and try to solve other problem). They are hard working regarding their goal(also passion to wait a long time regarding their goal because they don’t accept defeat).

Apah is deity of Nakhshatra that’s why they contains some watery quality Just like hiding nature, Secretive, Mysterious, emotionally aggression and disturbing behaviors.
Jupiter is rashi lord and venus is ruling lord that’s why they are helping in nature, Kindness. Power to prove own self through debating quality and attractive personality ( This also make him Famous in society).Truthfully, Hate Hypocrisy, Inflexible and Friendly nature.

 
21)Uttarashada Nakshtra – 10 Vishvadevas is deity of Nakhshatra so that’s why they are Truthfulness, Genius, Skillful, Forgiveness, Kind, Brightness, Power to removing all obstacles.Sun is ruling lord that’s why they are Aggressive (Some time), Administrative Capacity, Modest, Forgiveness, royalty, Leadership, Very honest. Saturn and Jupiter is rashi lord which indicating Spiritual quality, Hard worker regarding their goal or achievement, Practical nature. Apart from this they are lazy but intelligent ,Perfect in there work, total involving nature regarding any task, Power of express own feeling without choosing harsh way (my mean in sweet method). They are Consulting nature, Hate hypocrisy, Soft spoken, Pure heart, and helpful. They have many friends (due to air Nakhshatra). They enjoying return favored and likeness by other.
22)Sharavana Nakshtra – Sharavana symbol is ear which is indicating good quality of hearing and learning. It also indicating Gossip nature.They believe in hearing and this attitudes some times creating misunderstanding.

This Nakhshatra is related to goddess Saraswathi, this is indicating Knowledge in education, Experts in various art form just like music, Dance, acting and other art form. Good adviser and helping nature through own knowledge and immense wealth of knowledge.
Lord vishnu is deity of Nakhshatra that’s indicating Intelligence, Extremely religious, Responsible and sincere to their duty, Fair and intelligent dealing quality, Large hearted, Kindness, Cleverest, Peace lover and try to setup peace in surrounding.

Ruling lord is Moon that’s indicating Sweetness in talks and neatness in work, Hyper sensitive, Overly open minded, Honest, helping nature through there knowledge, Multi tasking capacity, ability to connect mass.

Saturn is rashi lord that’s why they are hard worker, Extremely conscious regarding their work, Disciplined(set principles to own life and try to following this strictly), Ancient scripture/ knowledge lover, Debate nature (Tark Bitark ), Jealous nature, selfishness and adamance regarding their knowledge.
Apart from this they are very truthful upto highest limits such way they don’t compromise in any matter regarding truthfulness.

23) Dhanishta Nakshtra – Its symbol is drum which indicating their inclinations towards music, dance, and pleasure enjoyment. Deity is Eight Vasus who is consider very auspicious. That’s why they are symphony lover, Prosperity lover and power of adaptability. Its also indicating Fame and success, richness, Charity. Ruling lord Mars is indicating braveness, Aggressiveness, Frankness, Joviality, Group centric activity and younger look. Rashi lord Saturn is indicating Hard working capacity, Fixed in nature, insightful, generosity, Disciplined working way.

Apart from this native of Dhanista is show inclinations regarding materialistic world and Luxuriousity. They are argumentative and talkative, lust for success and fame (also worrying regarding this), Liberal in nature, Extremely adjustable regarding surrounding, careless, Power to make comfort surrounding they live, Sociability and adaptability by others.

24) Shatbhisha Nakshtra – Shatbhisha belongs to Spirituality, Physical Healing, Mysticism, Maya, Secretive vision. They are argumentative, clever, harshly in speaking (Because talking truth without hesitation ) and moody. They are liking Loneliness. Work with determined way ,Disciplined way and hard up to own power. Research and region oriented nature by scientific method. Also they do this research in philosophy (My mean scientific research in philosophy). They are facing depression, Laziness and absence of social skills (due to their rudeness attitude). Strong inclinations regrading knowledge up to extreme way.

Good confidence level to doing any work. Main problem of this native is their hidden nature and Secretive activity which make them suspicious in nature also for other.

 

25)Purbabhadrapad Nakshtra – Peace Loving, Religious and good morality, Principled, Honest, Practically, Idealistic approach towards Life, Knowledgeable, Super naturalism and Occult lover, Protectiveness, Secretive , Contradictory behavior, Spiritual, Religious, Dramatic, Adventurous, violent. One negative behavior which generally show by this Nakhshatra is indicating by their symbol two faced man. So they are simultaneously shows two behavior one face is very polite, genteel, soft and kindly other face is very violent, dangers and destructive. And they Usually switch between them according to surrounding and demand. They are prove very harmful for other if they used their knowledge to unsocial activity(also used there Super naturalism and Occult knowledge to harming other/wrong work)
26) Uttarbhadhrapad Nakshtra – Spiritual, Religious, Deep insights ,Wise, Good speaker, Inspiring, Disciplined, Kind, Humanitarianism, Smart, Hard worker regarding gaining knowledge, Gain knowledge through experience, Carrying nature, Good problem solving capacity, Fixed determined , But behavior is indefinite (Some time cool again angry), Aggressively Emotional, Fiery Temper, Lazy, Irresponsible, Over indulgence to sexual activity, Power to annihilate there Enemy. 
27)Ravati –  Good Communicating skills, Control other by own communicating quality, Power to handle pressures of Situation, Excellent in education and Knowledge, Good fantasy and imagination quality, Religious , Ethics, Soft spoken, Good lover, Beautiful in work, Creative thinker, Full with feeling, Over sensitive, Depressive, Temper, Jealous, Lack of self confidence, Sociable, Supportive and get support from others, Lucky, Clean hearted, Good counseling ability and sincere in works, Judgmental.
4)Karan
Each tithi is divided into 2 karanas.
Means the time taken by Moon to travel 6°.
There are 11 karanas
(1) Bava
(2) Balava
(3) Kaulava
(4) Taitula
(5) Garija
(6) Vanija
(7) Vishti
(8) Sakuna
(9) Chatushpada
(10) Naga
(11) Kimstughna.
The first 7 karanas repeat 8 times starting from the 2 nd half of the first lunar day of a month.
The last 4 karanas come just once in a month, starting from the 2nd half of the 29th lunar day and ending at the 1st half of the first lunar day.
Suppose we took 2sep 2016 date and Panchang from Kashi Vishwanath Panchang.
2nd Shukla Thithi is rising at 2:21pm and end tomorrow at 3:23 p.m.
So lenth of Thithi is  25 hours 2miniute.
So Karan lenth is 12hours 3ominute + 1 minute. Means 12hours 31minute.
So
1st Karan from  start from 2:21Pm
End at
2:21pm + 12:31
14:21 + 12:31 = 26:52
Convert in standard time so deduct 24
2:52 am next day
Means end midnight Saturday at 2:52 am.
So 2nd Karan Start from 2:52 am to 3:23 pm Saturday.
Now look the chart
Today is Shukla 2nd Tithi so
1st Karan is Balava
2nd Karan is kaulava
Effect of Birth Karan 
(1) Bava — He will be acts just like children and will be Paratapi(Valiant).
(2) Balava — He will Shows polite nature and honour by King.
(3) Kaulava —-  He will be endowed with elephant, horse, Cow etc. He will be doing handsome or charming acts.
(4) Taitula —– He will be speaking softly and communicating impressively.He is religious and Punyatma.
(5) Garija —  He will be without enemy or getting victory over enemy and Paratapi.
(6) Vanija —-  He will be skillful orator.  And intregue with mistresses indulging a guilty passion for him.
(7) Vishti —- He will be hostile to every body and doing sinful acts.
He is independent by nature. He may be honored by his own man or relatives.
(8) Sakuna —– He will know future or time. He will has steady happiness. He will be knows everything but doing Anishhta (अनिष्ट) acts
(9) Chatushpada —- He is very polite, knowledgeable, famous and wealthy.
(10) Naga. — He is Tejasvi, very rich, honorable, full with strength and talkative.
(11) Kimstughna — He will be doing acts for others.  He has fickle minded. He is found of mirth.
5) Yog in Panchang
Yog is 27 according to Given table.
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Method of calculations of yoga


1) Add the longitudes of Sun and Moon.
2) Now if greater then 360  then remove 360º from the sum
3) Divide the sum by the length of one nakshatra (13°20′ or 800′).
4)Ignore fractions and  take the integer part.
5)Add 1 to it and the result is the index of the yoga running.
6) Now Refer to and find the yoga corresponding to the index.
For Example
Date 21/7/1984
Time 8:10 am
Sun —  4°53’32”  @ Cancer
Moon — 4°15’02” @ Aries
Now we find Yoga at that time.
Sun = 90 + 4°53’32”  = 94° 53′ 32″
Moon = 4° 15′ 02″
So Sum = 98° 68′ 34″ = 99° 08′ 34″
For easy in dividing we convert degrees in Minute
Sum = 99 × 60 + 8 + 34″
= 5940 + 8 + 34″
= 5948′ + 34″
For easy dividing we convert Nakhshatra in minute.
1 Nakhshatra = 13°20′
= 13× 60 + 20 ‘
=  780 + 20 = 800
Now
Divide 5984 by 800
5984÷800 = 7.48
Take 7
Add 1 = 8
Look table
Yog is Dhriti .
Native birth time Yoga Is Dhriti Yoga.
Effect of Different yoga in birthchart
1)Vishkambha — He will be getting victory over his enemy. He is wealthy and endowed with wealth of cattels. He gets honour.
2) Preeti —- He will be interested in others women or under control of others women.
3) Aayushmaan — He will be long lived and healthy.
4) Saubhaagya —- He has good fortune and happiness.
5) Sobhana — He will be enjoying materialistic happiness.
6) Atiganda — He will be interested in killing.
7) Sukarman — He will be wealthy and doing righteousness acts or religious actss.
8) Dhriti — He will be interested in others women and wealthy.
9) Shoola — He is very angry and doing quarrel.
10)Ganda — He will doing weaked or mean acts.
11) Vriddhi —- He is expert in speaking or communication.
12) Dhruva — He is very wealthy.
13) Vyaaghaata — He is cruel.
14) Harshana — He is wise and knowledgeable. He is famous upto far away place.
15) Vajra — He is wealthy and sensual.
16) Siddhi — He will be just like Lord for many people. Many people dependent on him.
17) Vyatipaata — He will be fraudulent by nature.
18) Variyan — He will has wicked acts and having wicked desires including sensual matters.
19) Parigha —- He is inimical but wealthy.
20) Shiva —- He is knowledgeable of all sastra. He is wealthy and peaceful by nature. He is loved by king.
21) Siddha — He is religious and Inclination towards religious acts.
22) Saadhya — He has good conduct
23) Subha — He is charming by outlook. He is wealthy. He is sensual. He may be suffering from kapha related problem.
24) Sukla — He is religious or rightness person. He has inclination towards religious acts. He is expert in communication. He is angry by temper and tickled by mentality. He is knowledgeable.
25) Brahma — He is honorable. He has secret wealth. He is liberal. He has good jujdmental ability.
26) Indra —- He is doing such type of acts which is belong to universal benific. He has such type of intelligences through which he knows all things. He is intelligent and wealthy.
27) Vaidhriti — He is creating Maya. He is criticizing others. He is powerful. He is liberal. He is wealthy.
Apart from this Panchang there may be effect of hora on the native.
Effect of Hora
For Odd Sign
1st Hora — This is owned or ruled by Sun.
The person will be Cruel, sensual, wealthy  and honorable by King.
2nd Hora — This is Ruled by Moon.
The person will be skillful in speaking, charitable, handsome and kind. But his wife will be intriguing.
For Even Sign
1st Hora — This is Ruled by Moon.
The person will be bold or fearless in speech. He is lazy. He is fond of virtuous wife or he is fond of righteousness acts and own wife.
2nd Hora — This is Ruled by Sun.
The person  will be just like minister. He will be always remember those who helped him. He is fickle minded. He is very timid.
Now we predict a horoscope from Birth Panchang.
Sex —– Male
Date — 21/07/1984
Time :—- 08:15 am
Location —- 24N26 and 85E31
Now Birth Panchang
Var :– Saturday
Tithi —- Ashram
Paksha  — Krishna
Mass —- Sarvana Maas
Rithu — Varsha
Ayana — Dakshinayana
Nakhshatra — Ashawin 2pad
Birth Rashi — Aries sign
Karan —- Baalav
Yoga — Dhriti
Kaal — Pratushakaal
Hora — Lagan is Leo sign and degree of lagan is 14°30’34”. Leo is odd sign so lagan in rising 1st half so rules by Sun. So Hora is belongs to Sun.
Now we predict from Birth Panchang.
Var is Shanivar so Native is not so much intelligent or lazy. He will be lives on other foods and money. He will be always inclined towards argument. He will be jelious. He will be facing obstacles from his relatives. He will be skillful.
Next is Thithi
So Native is born in Dakshinayana so he will be expert in communication, he knows Bhed niti very well, he has good intelligence and aggressive by nature.
Varsha Rithu so he loves milk, salt, bitter taste. He is sweet in communication. His budhi or mentality will be very clear.
Mass is Sarvana so he will be interested in workship  of God, Brahman, earth.
Paksha is Krishna paksha so he will be making argument regarding own work. He is devoty to his own mother. He is inimical to own relatives.
Tithi is Ashtami so he is very sensual. He is very attached or loves his wife and children. He may be suffering from kapha related problems.
Hora is Sun hora so he will be Cruel, sensual, wealthy  and honorable by King.
Kaal is Pratushakaal so he will be interested in own rightness jobs. He is doing good deeds and will be happy.
Nakshtra is Ashwani so native is pleasing nature. He has childish behaviour. He is dynamic and doing quicker action (Just thought and just take
action according to thoughts without losing time). He is a good researcher(this make expert in many matter). He may be Intelligent. He is fearing from God. He is strong in decision. He has good morality. He may be harsh in speak. He is music lover. He loves Sport. He may be adventurous.
Birth rashi is Aries so native is agrasive, restless, and brave. Some time he may be act like foolish. He is not concentrate towards one work in long time. He may be fickle by nature.
Karan is Baalav so he will Shows polite nature and honour by King.
Yog is Dhriti so he will be interested in others women and wealthy.
Astro Pankaj Seth 

How is our life affected by planetary influences ? Let’s Explore

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.

Love,
V
Note: For any questions, you may reply in the comments below or reach me on my email at mahasatsanga@gmail.com.

Mahashiv Ratri – The divine and mystic Night of Shiva and Shakti for spiritual evolution’s of sadhaka’s

Shiv he Sataya, Shiv he Braham, Shiva he Tathya, Shiv he Brahmand, Shiv he adi-Guru, Shiv he Akhand, Shiv he Shakti- Shiv he shiv.

करपूर गौरम करूणावतारम संसार सारम भुजगेन्द्र हारम |
सदा वसंतम हृदयारविंदे भवम भवानी सहितं नमामि |

Meaning –

I salute the merciful Bhava (i.e. Shiva), and his consort Sati, Adorned with the necklace of the serpent.

Explanation: 

Pure White like Camphor, an Incarnation of Compassion,
The Essence of Worldly Existence, Whose Garland is the King of Serpents, Always Dwelling inside the Lotus of the Heart.
I Bow to Shiva and Shakti Together.
Karpur Gauram : The one who is as pure as camphor(karpur)
Karuna avatar : The avatar full of compassion
Sansara Saram : The one who is the essence of the world
Bhujagendra haram: The one with the serpent king as his garland
Sada vasantam : Always residing
Hridaya arvinde : In the lotus of the heart
Bhavam Bhavani : Oh Lord and Goddess (Sati: wife of Shiva)
Sahitam Namami : I bow to you both

Mystic Stories behind Mahashivratri

  • In ancient times, a Bheel (forest inhabitant) named Gurudruha traveled through the forest hunting for deer. After a whole day of hunting without success, he climbed up a billva tree on the banks of a lake. Later that night, a doe came to drink water. Immediately, Gurudruha aimed his bow and arrow at the deer. He unknowingly dropped some billva leaves and water below on a Shivaling. The deer begged Gurudruha to hold off on killing her because she wanted to ensure her fawns were safe by bringing them to her husband. Even though he was hesitant, Gurudruha agreed. While waiting for her to return, he stayed awake aimlessly plucking the leaves and dropping them below nonchalantly. The leaves landed on the Shivaling below, and Gurudruha had unknowingly performed Shivaji’s puja all night.
  • Eventually, the doe returned with her family. She told Gurudruha that if he killed her, he would have to kill her family as well. He aimed the bow and arrow at the deer and more leaves fell down on the Shivaling. The punya accumulated from unknowingly performing Shiva’s puja washed away all his sins. Gurudruha’s heart became pure as he repented for his sins and set the deer free. Shiva manifested in front of him and granted him a boon, “You will be born as a man named Gruha in a town called Shrungver. Bhagwan Vishnu will grace your home as Shri Rama and redeem you.” Shiva also blessed the deer.

The Legend of Ketaki Flower

The Ashutosh is fond of flowers like hibiscus, stramoni flower (dudura), dhak (palasha), arakha, cape-jasmine (sugandha-raj) and of course the screw-pine or ketaki. However, ketaki, is offered to the Lord only once in a year; on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri. The story behind this is quite an interesting one.

Retired bank manager Dayanidhi Dash shares the legend of the Holy Trinity and the screw pine. Once the Holy Trinity challenged each other to determine which one of them is the most efficacious. Lord Shiva assumed the form of a rock phallus of immense magnitude (the shiv ling) and the Lords Brahma and Vishnu set out to find out its limit. While Lord Brahma assumed the form of a swan and travelled upward, Lord Vishnu took the form of a boar and explored down. Both searched and searched but there was no end to the divine vastness.

Meanwhile, a tired and irritated Brahma came across a falling flower, a screw pine. When asked about the upper limit of the ling, the flower confessed that it had no idea, as it had fell from the Lord’s head ages back but was yet to reach the ground. In his extreme arrogance, Brahma conspired with the flower and made it a witness to his lie. He came back from the heights and found a tired Vishnu at the base who confessed about not being able to find the end of Rock Phallus. But Brahma, backed up by the screw pine, announced that he had discovered the head of the Shiv ling and plucked the flower from there. At that instant, Lord Shiv appeared to put an end to this folly and cursed both Brahma and Ketaki flower. Brahma was to remain un-worshipped while screw-pine was never to be used in any sacred rituals. However, after much pleading, the rudrasanctioned Brahma one place of worship (the Puskara) and ketakigot the chance to be used in rituals only one day in a year (the Maha Shivaratri).

Essence of Mahashiv-Ratri:

Mahashivaratri (the great night of Shiva) falls on the fourteenth day of the dark fortnight of -Magha-Phalguna (February- March), and is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva. On this day devotees sing bhajans in honor of Shiva, recite Sanskrit shlokas (verses) from scriptures, offer prayers in the morning and evening, observing fasting throughout the day.
Offering Bilva leaves to Shiva on Shivaratri is considered very auspicious by his devotees.

Maha-Shiv Ratri Purpose is to achieve eternal peace and happiness by worshipping Shiva at night, by meditating on one’s own self during the night when the individual is free from the distractions of the physical world. When the individual attains self-knowledge, he or she can live in the world without being affected by anger, greed, and selfishness, the three enemies of one’s soul. Shiva-ratri symbolizes the worship of the atman within.

According to vedic astrological system, Mahashivaratri is considered as one such day when spritual energy in nature is too high to connect with the divine shiva to achieve spritual growth for the higher transformation. It is conducive to spiritual growth and meditation.

On the specific night of Shivratri, the planetary placement is such that there is a natural tendency for the kundalini energy, housed in the chakra at the base of the spine, to rise up and reach the chakra at top of the head.

Meditation helps to reach at a point when we can experience space of nothingness and love. This experience takes us to the level of higher consciousness, that stage only a siddh yogi achieve via going into depeest state of meditation, that is called state of the Shiva- The Adhi-Yogi (The One).Shivratri is that night which is meant for spiritual seekers for connecting with the divine Nature.

Mahashivratri is the day when the Shiva Tattva (Guru Tattva- Akash – Eternal Knowledge – Braham) is believed to come in contact with the divine earth (Prakarti- Shakti –  Prithvi Tattva – Material). It is believed that during divine night of Maha-Shivratri our higher consciousness, aura, increases ten inches above the material ground or expands in a wide spritual plane. Our Chakaras get align with the nature energy and a sadhak can reaches to the height of Higher chakra – the chakra of One – OM.

On this day, consciousness descends and touches the Prithvi Tattva.
That is why Mahashivratri is celebrated across the universe – it is the day of  wedding of  Shiva and Shakti (the Twin Particle of Prithvi and Aakash Tattva) the material world (Earth) with the spiritual world ( Brahmand).Sivaratri is a blessed occasion for all to practise self-restraint, self-control, contemplation, Svadhyaya, Japa and meditation, as much as possible within our capacity. We have the whole of the night at our disposal. We can do Japa or we can do the chanting of the Mantra, ‘Om Namah Sivaya’. We can also meditate. It is a period of Sadhana. The glory of God is displayed before us in the form of these spiritual occasions.

The Dashavatara part 1 : Story of Birth of Krishna and era of Dharma and karma

Whenever Dharma, the situation of law and order, is endangered on this world, Lord Vishnu incarnates onto this world to re-establish Dharma, and to protect noble souls and to destroy the evil elements of the society.
The eighth such incarnation was Krishna, which is one of the most powerful of ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu. What we know about the life of Krishna comes from two sources, the Srimad Bhagavatam, and the Mahabharata. The Mahabharata deals with a family called the Pandavas and their cousins, the Kauravas.
In the Mahabharata, there is a dialogue between Krishna and his disciple Arjuna, which is called Bhagavad Gita.
The fascinating early life of Krishna is covered in the Bhagavatam, and is our current topic of interest. Story of the Lord Krishna’s Birth Once, Mother Earth, unable to bear the burden of sins committed by evil kings and rulers, appealed to Lord Brahma, the God of Creation, for help. Brahma prayed to the Supreme Lord Vishnu, who assured Him that He would soon be born on earth to annihilate tyrannical forces. One such evil force was Kamsa, the ruler of Mathura in northern India. His people were utterly terrified of him. He had overthrown his own father King Ugrasena so he could become King of Mathura. Devaki was the princess of Mathura, and beloved sister of Kamsa. She got married to a noble young man, King Vasudeva of the Yadu dynasty. After the marriage ceremony, Vasudeva’s chariot was ready to take Devaki along with him to his home. As Kamsa was very fond of his sister, he declared that he himself would drive the chariot to Vasudeva’s house.  While Kamsa drove the chariot bearing Devaki and Vasudeva out of the Mathura, a voice boomed from the heavens. It informed Kamsa that Devaki’s eighth child would be his slayer. On hearing this, Kamsa got anxious and angry. He wanted to kill Devaki, his own beloved sister. Afraid of the ill intentions of Kamsa, Vasudeva pleaded with him not to kill Devaki. He promised to Kamsa that they would hand over all their children to Kamsa if he feared that one of them would kill him. Kamsa accepted the words of Vasudeva but did not let them go free. He put them in his palace prison. Whenever a male child was born to the couple, Kamsa would come to the prison and kill the child by smashing his head on the prison wall. Because  he was so evil, Kamsa was not moved by the painful cries of the parents. This happened to the first seven children of Devaki and Vasudeva, all of whom were boys.

 

Now Devaki was expecting her eighth child. When she was about to deliver her baby, she and Vasudeva both heard an Akashavani (voice from the sky) which told them that they must take their child to Gokul and exchange him with the new born daughter of Nanda, the cowherd king of Gokul.  They were told by the divine voice that their son who was about to take birth was the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He would eliminate evil on the earth and protect the innocent people. The voice said nothing could stop Vasudeva from taking his son to Gokul and coming back to the prison with Nanda’s daughter. When Devaki gave birth to her eighth son, all the guards magically went to sleep and the doors of the prison opened automatically. Vasudeva and Devaki were freed from their shackles.

It was raining heavily and Vasudeva had to cross the river Yamuna to reach Gokul. The river was in full spate. Vasudeva took a bamboo basket and placed his son in it.
As Vasudeva stepped out and stood at the bank of river Yamuna, he was worried about his child but then was reminded of the divine voice that promised him that nothing bad would happen to the child. Vasudeva stepped into the river Yamuna submerging half his body in the cold water.
As he looked upwards, he saw a five mouthed snake providing protection to his baby against the torrential rain! On reaching Gokul, Vasudeva found the doors of Nanda’s house open and everyone in deep sleep. He took the baby girl of Nanda from beside her mother Yashoda and put his own son there. Then, as he had brought his son, he took the girl through the river. The five mouthed snake protected the girl, just as it had Krishna.
When he reached back home in Mathura, he entered the prison, and everything got normal as before – he and Devaki were put back in their shackles, the prison doors closed, and the guards woke up. As soon as the guards saw a child beside Devaki, they informed Kamsa. Kamsa, who had waited all these years to kill the eighth child of Devaki and Vasudeva, came hurriedly to get rid of his destined slayer. Like always, he picked up the baby girl and threw her against the wall but this time a miracle happened.
The little baby slipped from his hands and flew up into the air and took the form of the goddess, Yogamaya. She said to Kamsa, “You want to kill me but the one who will kill you has taken birth and is safe somewhere out of your reach. One day, your slayer will come searching for you and kill you. This is your destiny and you cannot change this!” Saying this, she laughed and vanished leaving behind the angry and dumbstruck Kamsa.
Nanda’s wife was Yashoda. Like Devaki, she had also given birth that night. She had fainted at the time of her delivery. When she came to her senses next day morning, she found a beautiful little baby lying by her side. Here was a joy beyond words, for the world had never seen such a lovely child before.
His skin was deep blue in color. The entire village came to know that in Nanda’s house was born a most heavenly child. Nanda was the chief of the Yadava clan. Since Nanda and Yashoda were not having any children, for quite some time, the birth of the boy made the people of Gokul wild with delight and joy. The boy was named
Krishna with appropriate rituals. Krishna means “the dark skinned one.”Every year, we celebrate a festival the day Lord Krishna was born, called Krishnashtami.
The festival is also called in different names as Sri Krishna Jayanti, Janmashtami, and as Gokulashtami.
Birth of Krishna Story
 

The story of Lord Krishna Around 5000 years ago, King Ugrasen ruled the small Indian village of Mathura. He was loved by all of his people, and raised two very fine children, Kans and Devki. As his children grew older, they both went their own ways. Kans jailed his father, and was the new King of Mathura. He still loved his sister, Devki, with a lot of heart, and got her married to an army officer, called Vasudev. On the day of their wedding, Kans found out that Devki’s eighth child would be born to kill him. For that reason, he though it would be wise to kill his sister Devki. Vasudev was very dear to Devki, and would not let this happen. They then came to an agreement that Kans will prison them, and let them live. But, they have to hand every child to Kans, so it can be killed. Kans had succeeded in killing all of Devki’s six children, and her seventh child, was transferred into Rohini’s womb. Being the second wife of Vasudev, Balram was then born to her, and Kans was fooled into thinking that Devki had a miscarriage.

Krishna grew up to be the son of Nand and Yashoda, and as destiny had predicted, he killed his uncle Kans, and all of Mathura was saved from his rule. Janmastami By Ami Gadhia Janmastami the festival Janmastami comes 8 days after the full moon of the Shravan month and it celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna. Many devotees begin fasting from ‘Sataam’ till the midnight of Krishna’s birth, where it is broken by tasting the ‘Prashad’ that was offered to him. There are two types of fasts; Nirjal fast is where they do not even have a drop of water on this day. They feel it will take them closer to God. The other fast is Phalahar Vrat, where only milk and fruits is eaten on this day. Salt and Cereals is also avoided on this day. People feel that it is the only thing that they can offer to God. Fasting is accompanied by singing bhajans throughout the day. Traditional sweets, made out of milk and butter are also eaten on this day, being one of Krishna’s favorite dishes. “Jhanki” means peeping into ones life. In this case, the moments of Krishna’s life is relived. People or Dolls are dressed up as Krishna, Devki and Vasudev.

There are five scenes that are usually reconstructed. These are the birth of Krishna, Vasudev carrying Krishna safely across River Yamuna, His return to jail, the killing of Yashoda’s daughter and Little Krishna in his cradle in Gokul. The people that dress up are not seen as humans at this moment, but a representation of the Lord. The festival of Janmastami can go on for a number of days, as per family tradition. So, on the second day, the ladies usually wake up early to make a paste out of rice flour, and imprint footsteps coming towards their door.
This symbolises Krishna’s footsteps into his foster home. The ‘Dahi Handi’ ceremony also takes place later on this day. It consists of a clay pot being filled with milk, dry fruits and ghee, hung up on a rope above the ground. Many form a human pyramid to break the pot, and the people around throw water on them, trying to stop them. Many believe that a broken piece from this pot will keep away negative powers.
Source and Reference
Internet/wikipedia  
BHAGAVATAM – Lord Krishna’s Birth