बाल गोपाल श्रीकृष्ण के बाल रूप को कहा जाता है। कृष्ण जी अपने बाल रूप में बेहद नटखट थे। हिन्दू धर्म के अनुसार कृष्ण जी के बाल गोपाल स्वरूप को सर्वाधिक पूजनीय माना जाता है। भगवान श्री कृष्ण के बाल स्वरूप की पूजा करना निसंतान दंपत्तियों के लिए बेहद शुभ माना जाता है। संतान बाल गोपाल मंत्र एक ऐसा ही मंत्र है जो निसंतान दंपत्तियों के लिए आशीर्वाद समान माना जाता है।
संतान गोपाल मंत्र का प्रयोग (Santan Gopal Mantra for Child)
ॐ श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं ग्लौं देवकीसुत गोविन्द वासुदेव जगत्पते
देहि मे तनयं कृष्ण त्वामहं शरणं गतः ।
मान्यता है कि इस मंत्र का प्रतिदिन 108 जाप करने से जातक को संतान प्राप्ति अवश्य होती है। साथ ही ज्योतिषी सलाह देते हैं कि मंत्र जाप के साथ-साथ अपने शयन कक्ष में श्रीकृष्ण की बाल रूप की प्रतिमा रखना चाहिए। इस प्रतिमा की श्रद्धाभाव से पूजा करते हुए उन्हें लड्डू, माखन मिसरी का भोग लगाना चाहिए।
संतान प्राप्ति के लिए कृष्ण जी के एक अन्य मंत्र ।
सर्वधर्मान् परित्यज्य मामेकं शरणं व्रज।अहं त्वा सर्वपापेभ्यो मोक्षयिष्यामि मा शुच।।
शिव चतुर्दशी व्रत विधि (Shiv chaturdashi vrat vidhi in Hindi)
on the designated day go the Shiva temple without eating and drinking anything, offer coconut wrapped in mouli or roli, two whole suparis, two male gender fruits like banana or mango, do abhisheka and offer all these to shiv linga. Donate one lota vessel and white cloth to young pujari ( priest) not to an old one ( this is to be done first time only ) all the other procedure to be repeated each time. Then come home and drink cold and sweetened milk, have some fruits if required or if the medical condition is such that its required.
( fast to be done by the couple)
हिन्दू धर्म के अनुसार प्रत्येक माह की चतुर्दशी तिथि को भगवान शिव को समर्पित शिव चतुर्दशी का व्रत किया जाता है।
भविष्यपुराण के अनुसार प्रत्येक महीने के कृष्ण पक्ष की चतुर्थी को “शिव चतुर्दशी” कहते हैं। इस दिन पूरे विधि-विधान से शिव जी की पूजा की जाती है। इस व्रत को करने से व्यक्ति काम, क्रोध, लोभ, मोह आदि के बंधन से मुक्त हो जाता है।
शिव चतुर्दशी व्रत विधि (Shiv chaturdashi vrat vidhi in Hindi)
भविष्यपुराण के अनुसार शिव चतुर्दशी व्रत में भगवान शिव के साथ माता पार्वती, गणेश जी, कार्तिकेय जी और शिवगणों की पूजा की जाती है। शिव चतुर्दशी का व्रत करने वाले जातक को त्रयोदशी के दिन मात्र एक समय भोजन करना चाहिए।
इसके उपरांत चतुर्दशी के दिन व्रत का संकल्प लेकर शिव जी की धूप, दीप पुष्प आदि से पूजा करनी चाहिए। शिवजी की पूजा में भांग, धतूरा और बेलपत्र का विशेष महत्व होता है।
चतुर्दशी के दिन रात्रि के समय शिव मंत्रों का जाप करना चाहिए।
शिवजी के कुछ विशेष मंत्र निम्न हैं:
“ऊँ नम: शिवाय” व ” शिवाय नम:”
रात को सोते समय इस मंत्र का जाप करना चाहिए:
शिव चतुर्दशी व्रत का फल (Benefits of Shiv chaturdashi vrat in Hindi)
शिव चतुर्दशी का व्रत जो भी व्यक्ति पूरे श्रद्धाभाव से करता है उसके माता- पिता के सारे पाप नष्ट हो जाते हैं।
इसके अलावा उसके स्वयं के सारे कष्ट दूर हो जाते है तथा वह जीवन के सम्पूर्ण सुखों का भोग करता है। इस व्रत की महिमा से व्यक्ति दीर्घायु, ऐश्वर्य, आरोग्य, संतान एवं विद्या आदि प्राप्त कर अंत में शिवलोक जाता है।
पौराणिक मान्यता के अनुसार चतुर्थी के दिन भोलेनाथ की शादी मां पार्वती से हुई थी, इस दिन भगवान शिव के भक्तों द्वारा उनकी बारात निकाली जाती हैं। उपवास के दौरान भक्तों को गेहूं दाल और चावल से दूर रहना चाहिए।
इस दिन कई भक्त बिना आहार ग्रहण किए व्रत करते हैं लेकिन जो लोग निराहार नहीं कर सकते हैं वो फल, चाय, कॉफी का सेवन कर सकते हैं।
Sri Navagraha Stotra with meaning to propitiate nine planets daily
This stotra is written by Shri Ved Vyas Rishi and consists of nine hymns or mantras of nine planets. this stotra is best suggested to get freedom from all sort of troubles and difficulties and get abundant pleasures, wealth and become prosperous, sound and have good health in life. The devotee should recite this stotra daily with utter faith and devotion to get maximum benefits from stotra. As this stotra directly goes to graha devta so faith is most important as these nine planets or ‘Navagraha’ have maximum effect on mental as well as on physical aspect of human life.
The vibration of these 9 planets radaites maximum sound and light energy around us and when we sync our body vibrations according to these 9 planets we can have maximum benefits from these celestial bodies. They play an important role in all the life activities i.e physical, mental, emotional and health of life of any individual. During the birth of the body, while having unfavourable positioning of any of these planets can be the cause of major life problems i.e bad health, bad mental state and stagnation in many areas of life. These 9 planets simply act as the mirror of our own karmas which we had done in many of the past journies. What native is facing suffering its all because of the deeds of the native he has done in those lives. Although there is no such remedy for bad but Karmas we can win the heart of planetary dieties by our utter faith, devotions and good karmas.
This Navgraha Stotra Created by Rishi Ved Vyasa is very useful in warding off or to avoid the ill effects of the bad planetary position and movement( Transit) of the ‘Navagraha’ in our lives with the help of Navgraha Hymns.
Navagraha stotram is a simple Pattern or mantras of 9 Grahas and it acts as very powerful healing tools to reduce the negative effects of planetary placement in natal chart.
Benefits Of Navagraha Stotram And The Way to Practice
The Navagraha Stotram is written by Rishi Vyasa and is considered to be as the peace mantra for the nine planets. These powerful hymns can pacify the Navagraha and protect us from any negative vibrations of the planets.
When devotee Regularly chants Navagraha Stotram it generates positive vibrations around us and directs the related planets to deliver favorable results but one should also need to do Good deeds as well as need to follow the karmic discipline wrt to the desired planet to get maximum benefits, as only good karma can pacify the bad karmic effects. These mantras or hymns helping in minimizing the harmful effects of the planets and increases positive influences on native mental setup. The devotees also get peace of mind and stay away from any evil thoughts as well. Practicing Navagraha Stotram every day can make you healthy, wealthy and prosperous.
To achieve the desired result, one should recite Navagraha Stotra in the early morning after having a bath by sitting in front of the picture or idol of the Lord Navagraha or one can also chant this Stotra in front of the 9 Navgrahas idols in temple after offering proper Poojan to the Navgrahas.
One should also try to understand the meaning of the mantra to maximize its effects.
It is recommended that the stotra should be chanted at least once in a day to please the planets.
This Stotra is taken from Narad Purana and is written by Shri Narad Rishi. Shri Datta is trimurthi of Tri devas i.e. (first) Brahma then (middle) Vishnu and then at the end Shankara. Narad says Datta is a destroyer of all diseases, sins, all our enemies. This stotra is to be recited with devotion, concentration and faith. The results will be good for life and one will become prosperous, happy, Sinless, healthy and our life become peaceful.
The story of Guru Dattatreya
GURU DATTATREYA is the son of ATRI rishi & mother anusaya. ATRI rishi was born of Lord BRAHMA. He practised severe penance and attained Brahma Jnana. He married anusaya, the daughter of Karjam Prajapati. anusaya as the name indicates, was devoid of the taint of envy. She was a PATIVRATA, an embodiment of chastity who worshipped and considered her husband as GOD.
Her fame and glory spread far and wide, all over the three worlds. Knowing her greatness Indra and other deities feared that they may lose their supremacy and that she may snatch their celestial treasures from their hand. They approached the 3 GOD’s Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh, described the greatness of Anusaya to them and entreated them to arrest the ever increasing powers and glory of Anusaya by somehow causing a blemish on her chastity.
They demanded that food be served to them immediately as they could not wait till the return of ATRI rishi.
Anusaya invited them to the dining centre and after offering the proper seats was about to serve food. At that critical juncture, the guests made an unusual request. They said, “Oh! Pious one, we desire that you should disrobe yourself and serve food without wearing any garment. Then only will we eat the food served to us . Please tell us if this is not possible, we will go elsewhere”. Anusaya thought for a while, “ If I refuse to comply with the condition laid down by these guests they may go away without eating food. Atithis(unexpected guests) cannot be turned away, they are an aspect of GOD. My mind is pure. The spiritual strength of my husband will surely save me”. She declared her willingness to serve food as desired by them and went into the kitchen.
She meditated and prayed at the holy feet of her husband. With a motherly feeling towards the guests she went naked into the dining place to start serving the food but, Lo! and behold! By that time the 3 guests were transformed into infants. She fondled the infants and at the sight of these hungry infants lactation welled up from her bosom. She happily breast fed them. When Atri rishi returned home , to his amazement, he found Anusaya fondling 3 new born babies. Anusaya rose and offered the 3 babies at the feet of her husband.
Atri rishi went into a trance and recognized the trio as Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. He reverentially greeted them with folded hands. After witnessing the devotion and purity of couple the 3 infants assumed their real forms and requested the couple to ask for a boon. Atri rishi directed Anusaya to seek a boon from the trinity. Anusaya replied that he might ask them to actually become their children. The trinity granted the boon and left for their celestial abodes in their subtle form and joined their consorts.
Vishnu took the form of Sri Datta, Brahma took the form of Chandra and Mahesh took the form of Durvasa. After some time Chandra and Durvasa sought the permission of Anusaya to leave. Durvasa expressed his desire to go on a pilgrimage and do penance. Chandra put forth his request, “ I will reside in the region of the moon. Therefore you can see me daily. Don’t grieve at our departure. Sri Datta combines in himself the divine qualities of 3 of us.
He will always be with you. Sri Datta is Lord Vishnu himself. Vishnu pervades the whole universe, so you will never experience separation from him. He will live according to your heart’s desire. so permit me to leave”. Taking the permission of their mother Chandra reached the region of the moon and Durvasa left on a long pilgrimage. Sri Datta remained in the hermitage of Anusaya.
The 3 GOD’s agreed to do it. They transformed themselves into mendicants and approached the hermitage of ATRI rishi. They begged for alms. At that time, ATRI rishi had gone to the river to offer his daily ablutions. Anusaya welcomed them with respect and offered them seats. She washed their feet and worshipped them. The guests became impatient and feigned great hunger.
Here is Dattatreya Rog Nashak Stotra, recite this stotra 11 times a day for 40 days daily and after that once for next 1 year. This is a miraculous stotra for curing difficult diseases and illness. Those having weak and afflicted Jupiter can also recite this stotra daily for 40 days or can recite on every Thursday.
Narad Krit Shiri Dattatreya stotram from Padma Puran with English translation
Dattatreya Stotra is dedicated to Hindu God Datta, a joint incarnation of Hindu deities Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Devotees worship Dathathreya as a god in the form of a combination of the great trinity consisting of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. He took this form due to Anasuya, the wife of sage Athri.
One story tells that Narada poisoned the minds of Saraswathi, Lakshmi and Parvathy and told them that Anasuya is much greater than them. Incensed by this they sent their lords to Anasuya, who went and requested her to give them alms without wearing any clothes, She made them into babies and combined them into one. This God was Dathathreya.
Another story tells of the trinity being forced to approach Anasuya to save the world from the curse of Nalayani. She did this but asked them to become her babies. These babies were Dathathreya (Vishnu), Durvasa (Shiva) and Chandra(Brahma). Once in a hurry when all these babies were crying together, she took them together and they became one.
There is a small sect of Hindus called Datha panthis in Karnalaka and Maharashtra who worship only Lord Dathathreya. He is picturised as doing meditation along with four Vedas in the form dogs following him.Praying to Dattatreya by chanting this stotra will help to destroy all the enemies, get rid of your sins and will be blessed with great knowledge.
Below is the English lyrics of Dattatreya Stotram translated by Sri PR Ramachander.
॥श्रीदत्तात्रेयस्तोत्रम् ( नारदपुराण )
जटाधरं पांडुरांगं शूलहस्तं कृपानिधिम् ।
सर्वरोगहरं देवं दत्तात्रेयमहं भजे ॥ १॥
Jatadharam, pandurangam soolahastham, krupa nidhim, Sarva Roga haram devam Dathathreyam aham Bhaje.
I praise that Dathathreya carrying a matted tuft, white coloured, Treasure of mercy and the God who cures all diseases.
अस्य श्रीदत्तात्रेयस्तोत्रमंत्रस्य भगवान् नारदऋषिः ।
अनुष्टुप् छन्दः ।
श्रीदत्तपरमात्मा देवता ।
श्रीदत्तप्रीत्यर्थे जपे विनियोगः
Asya Dathathreya stotra manthrasya Bhagawan Narada Rishi,
Sri Datha Paramathma Devatha,
Sri datha preethyarthe Jape viniyoga.
The Sage connected with the prayer of Dathathreya is God like Narada, The Meter is Anushtup, the God addressed is the divine God Dathathreya, And this chanting is being done for pleasing God Dathathreya.
जगदुत्पत्तिकर्त्रे च स्थितिसंहार हेतवे ।
भवपाशविमुक्ताय दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥ १॥
Jagat uthpathi Karthre cha sthithi samhara hethave,
Bhava pasa vimukthaya, Dathathreya Namothuthe.
Salutations to Dathathreya, who creates the world,
And causes for its protection and destruction, who frees us from the bond of Karma.
जराजन्मविनाशाय देहशुद्धिकराय च ।
दिगम्बरदयामूर्ते दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥ २॥
Jara Janma vinasaya, deha shudhi karaya cha,
Digambara dhaya moorthe, Dathathreya Namothuthe.
Salutations to Dathathreya, who destroys old age and births,
Who cleans our body and is the form of mercy, who wears directions as the dress.
कर्पूरकान्तिदेहाय ब्रह्ममूर्तिधराय च ।
वेदशास्त्रपरिज्ञाय दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥ ३॥
Karpoora kanthi dehaya, Brahma moorthi daraya cha,
Veda sastra parignaya, Dathathreya Namothuthe.
Salutations to Dathathreya, who has a body like shining camphor, Who carries the form of Brahma, who is an expert in Vedas and Sasthras.
पंचभूतैकदीप्ताय दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥ ४॥
Hruswa, deergha krusa sthoola nama gothra vivarjitha,
I salute the merciful Bhava (i.e. Shiva), and his consort Sati, Adorned with the necklace of the serpent.
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.
Understanding the phase of Sade-Sati – The Story Begins – The Sadesati and the King vikramaditya
The Story lies in the ancient tales from the era of the king Vikramaditya, Once upon a time, the seven god of the week, were in meeting. Rahu and Ketu are also there. Rahu & Ketu put one question in front of them. The question was “who is the powerful god among us?” They could not decide on this matter. So, they went to Devraj Indra for his adjudication. God Devraj Indra thought if he gave decision in favour of any one god then other will be unsatisfied with me. He told them that respected gods, I am also like you so, how can I decide that who is great & I can’t give an impartial judgment. So, better thing for all of you go to the planet earth. There is King Vikramaditya. He is very good justice on all over the earth. Hearing this entire thing at last all God went to King Vikramaditya.
When all gods came to King Vikramaditya then king gave big respect to them and begged for any king of service. They told him about their problem. It was very difficult task for Vikramaditya. But he was dutiful king so, he accepted this challenge gracefully. After thinking on this, He arranged seven thrones. These thrones were made from Gold, Bronze, Brass, Tin, Zinc, Mica, & iron respectively. The thrones were put by numbers. The Gold throne was put at number one & the iron throne was at the last. Then King Vikramaditya requested to seven gods for grace the throne of their own selection. God Surya (Sun) was in the gold chair while God Shani selected the iron chair.
When the seven gods had sat in the chair of their own selection, Vikramaditya said, “Now according to the order of your throne you may decide your own rank & none can thrust my judgment upon you.” Hearing to this, God Shani (Saturn) stood up & said to King Vikramaditya, “You ranked me the lowest among these gods. You don’t know my power. Sun can stay on a Zodiac (Rashi) for One to Two months, Marsh for half and one month, Jupiter for maximum thirteen months, Mercury and Venus for one month only. Rahu & Ketu for eighteen months. But only me who can reign a Zodiac from two and half years to seven and half years. This period is called as “sade sathi”. Due to this sade saathi period powerful god also trembled. When I was angry on Rama then he got banishment instead of throne. Now be prepared because it’s your turn.” Saying all this God shani went back.
After a very short time, the “Sade Sathi” period was occupies by Shanidev on Zodiac of Vikramaditya. From here, king’s sade sathi period began which was for seven & half year. Shani dev went to Vikramaditya’s kingdom as a horse-seller & he had very attractive horses. People were also praise of those horses. When King Vikramaditya heard about the strange horses, he sent to Ashawapal to buy a best horse for him & when Ashawapal came with one attractive horse, then king was so pleased to see the horse that he could not stop himself for riding on this horse. But, when he was riding on horse, the horse disappeared in the air with a great speed. After a few second king was in deep and thick forest. He had very tired. Due to out of his kingdom, King Vikramaditya faced many problems. These entire problems were created by God Shani dev.
At the palace of Ujjaini, Queen Madenlekha was worried about King Vikramaditya. Queen Madenlekha was the devotee of Shani Dev. So, she requested to Shani dev to save her husband. Due to the Prayer of Queen Madenlekha, Shanidev promised that I will save your husband but he has to endure for his work (Karma).
King Vikramaditya was out of from his kingdom so, no body was introducing him. At last Vikramaditya reached a nearby city and in the city he met a respectable businessman. This businessman also not introduced Vikramaditya. King was looking like a beggar. With the sympathy, the businessmen took him to his home and arranged food for him. On that day businessman earned more profit due to the grace of Shani dev. But, he thought that this man (King) is lucky for him. Thinking this he kept him to his house for work.
The king was enduring his Sade Sathi period. He was living in the Businessman’s home by changed name. After some days, there was a marriage of Businessman’s daughter. In this marriage Vikramaditya was the responsible person. He went to the market with businessmen’s another daughter for purchasing of Marriage’s material. In the market, Vikramaditya met to shanidev who was in disguise. Shanidev gave a picture of duck to Vikramaditya.
The marriage arrangement was going on properly. Suddenly, the marriage’s necklace of bride had lost. The necklace was swallowed by the duck which was in picture. Businessmen’s wife asked to king about necklace but King could not explain anything to her. She thought that king is thief and she arrested him by the soldier of king Chandrasen.
King Chandrasen was the enemy of King Vikramaditya. Looked to Vikramaditya, King Chandrasen was very happy. He ordered to their soldiers that King Vikramaditya’s hands and feet be cut with one stroke of a sward. Listening to this order Vikramaditya cried out. But, Soldiers cuts the hand & feet of him.
Now, The King was without hand and feet. He was dallying like Beggar. An “Oil seed Crusher (Teli)” was looking him and he felt pity on him. He took him to his house and arranged food for him. He also dressed the king’s wounds and after some days, Teli made him capable of driving the bullocks around the grinding machine. Now, Vikramaditya can do his work properly. Like this time passed on. The Sade Sathi period was about to be over.
One night, the king was alone in his work. He was singing song. The voice was sweet. His voice was breaking the silence of the night. In the nearest kingdom, one princess heard the song & she got fascinated towards the singer (Vikramaditya). Princess called to her personal attendant and sent him to know about the singer. After some time, the attendant came back and he told to princess that the singer was servant of “Teli” and he is handicapped. Listening to this thing, Princess decided that she would marry with that singer otherwise she would remain unmarried throughout her life. When princess parents heard about this decision they resented on princess. But, ultimately they were ready for that decision.
The King (father of princess) went to the Teli with the proposal of Marriage. The king said to Teli, “Arrange for the marriage of this handicapped person, my daughter wants to marry with this man.” Teli did not believe on king but at the final teli became ready for marriage.
Marriage of Princess and handicapped Vikramaditya was over. But princess parents were not happy. At the mid-night of honeymoon King Vikramaditya had a small nap. God Shani dev visited to the King’s dream and said, “King Vikramaditya, you ranked me the lowest among the gods. All this happened with you this is effect of my sight. You have undergone enough sufferings for your misjudgment. But now your Sade Sathi period has over.” Hearing this news king became happy and he requested to Shani dev “Do not inflict such suffering in future on anyone like me. The God accepted the king’s request and disappeared.
When King Vikramaditya opened his eyes, he became surprise to see that his hands and feet in proper shape. The princess & her family member were also so much happy to see this. But when they knew about the reality of handicapped person that he is King Vikramaditya, king (princess father) was overwhelmed with joy and praised his stars.
This news reached immediately in all area & nearest area. The businessman also got this news and felt guilty to his behavior with Vikramaditya. He went to Vikramaditya & requested him, “Excuse me for my wrong behavior with you.” And he also invited him for dinner. King Vikramaditya accepted his request & next day he went to businessman’s house for dinner. In the house of businessman, King Vikramaditya said, “I shall dine in the same room where the necklace had lost.” Without asking any question, the businessman arranged the dinner in that room. When the Vikramaditya were dining, he saw to his great surprise that the invaluable necklace was emerging from the same duck which was in picture. This Imaging thing was seen by all the people who were present in that house. The businessman was so much overwhelmed with joy and he too decided to marry off his daughter to Vikramaditya.
After some days, King Vikramaditya returned to his Kingdom. Queen Madenlekha became so much happy to see Vikramaditya has returned to his kingdom. On the next day in the court, The King Vikramaditya said to his courtiers to make a proclamation by the beat of drum that God Shani is also powerful like other God and so, they should keep fast on Saturday as a mark of honor of God Shani dev. After that in the kingdom of King Vikramaditya, there was arrangement of worship of Shani dev at every Saturday. Now, Vikramaditya & his two queens were live happily.
(Reference and Source: Greatness of Saturn: A Therapeutic Myth by Robert E. Svoboda)
Now, what actually is Sadesati?
Sade Sati is basically the testing and learning period of 7.5 year of Saturn transit in the zodiac signs of 12th, 1st and 2nd house from the natal moon.Meanwhile saturn do effects when it comes to 4th (Mind) and 8th (Health) from the natal Moon. To understand Sadesati, one should need to understand what actually sade-sati signifies and what are karamas influence on our life. It’s basically a testing and transformation phase of Past birth ” Praradbha” or Karmic actions to filter out our deeds and to realize the true essence of Karama one should do in any birth.
Either you have to face your karmic actions or deed of this birth or you have to face the karmic actions of your deeds of 100 years back you had done either in conscious or non-conscious mind but the rule of Karama is one has to pay back those deeds in any case. chance from chasing away or moving away from them only depends on the divine wish of almighty, whether to reduce it or maximize it via your utter devotion, though karma principals are very much straight and divine, If you do your current karma with uttermost devotion and bhakti bhava.
Sade-sati essence is to realise your neglected and pending karmic duties those you are either ignoring or neglecting in any of your birth. if it is the sins you had done then the phase of sade-sati would be very much trans-formative and intense. If your Saturn is Ak or retrograde then the phase of Saturn Sadesati would be soul transforming and it will give lots of ups and down but it will make you the true devotee of almighty and very much spiritual to finish off those tasks given to you or those are pending from past.
One should not need to worry or fear of sade-sati if he is true and pious from inside the soul or if he is doing his current “ Kiryamani or aagmi karma “ with uttermost and selfless care. ” If Saturn is digbali or exalted ( you are blessed by the Narayana ) and if it well placed in chart or having Good Shadbala strength or it is well placed in Saptavargi or dashavargi charts then sade-sati would be blessing to that Native”. He would be a devotee of Karma or Shani dev internally.
One who follows the Bhagwad Geeta and karma theory he never need to worry on account of his karamic actions, those are need to fear those souls are corrupted by the 6 weaknesses in any of birth.
Astrologically ,saturn 7.5 years have three phases- first phases teaches and gives us major lessons via close relationships (wife, Children, Friends, Loved ones, mother, fathers and Guru’s etc in our life regarding that house matters.One can learn so much in this period both positively or in negatively way but end would be good for you when Saturn will cross your natal Degree of saturn in transit chart.
for e.g if your Saturn is placed in 15 degree in natal chart then first phase of sade-sati would be effectively start working near mid of first phase of 2.5 years and would be the time period when you can start getting your lessons of life.
2nd phase of Sade-sati teaches us about individualities and weaknesses we incur via our thoughts and desires, here saturn filters out our weak thoughts and endless desires and actually it is the root cause of your birth when you can learn your lessons of past, Moon shows the root cause or root reason of past birth.
Lessons and sufferings would be either health sufferings, mental weakness, anxieties, by enforcing strict discipline in our mind and letting us understand that we must let our desires and greed goes out and become satvik from Ideology and we should not try to stick to them to harm others. Here natives learns that one has to suffer mentally and physically both to understand how we must sacrifices our desires, may be those desires or greeds become root reasons for sufferings to others in any of birth.So, always watch your actions and Thoughts what you are doing in current birth.
3rd phase of saturn sadesati phase of life little bit gives relaxations in our life and teaches us about how important are our material and family responsibilities in material or karmic world, here saturn teaches us that we must not leave our family responsibilities alone or in half and should dutifully done those without sacrificing personal goals.
Here lord of karma teaches us that we must not be lethargic in all family duties and goals, he teaches why Kutuambh and relations living in those are so much important and we must fulfill them with responsibilities.I hope this will help you to understand what actually lord shani dev wanted to teach us via our root reason of birth.
Remedies of Saturn Sadesati and Dasha periods:
1. Light Mustard oil lamp in the temple before Shani Dev Idol on every Saturday, follow this it for either 11 Saturday or 7 Saturdays in evening.
2. Distribute (Khichdi Made of Kaali Maa Ki Daal and rice) to the poor and the devotees in Shani Mandir or temple on Saturdays.
3. Take some Black Til (Sesame), Black Maa ki Daal, put some til/mustard oil in it and pour it over the Iron or Black Shila Idol of Shanidev placed in the temple.Do this on an every Saturday for continues 40 Saturday or 11 Saturdays.
4. Donate Chappals made of leather, blankets, umbrella to the poor on a Saturday outside the Shani temple.
5. Feed lepers or the handicapped on a Saturday near Shani dev temple.
6. Install the black Horseshoe at home front gate.
7. Do not buy any metal or oil on a Saturday.
8. Read the Shani Stuti after lighting a Til oil lamp under a Pipal tree on Saturdays. Below here is the
9. Start worshipping Lord Shani Dev every Saturday, those who having an afflicted Saturn in theirhoroscope and they should light a sesame lamp to Shani dev temple on every Saturday and should recite ”
Dasrath Krit Neela Shani Stotra ” either for 40 days or for continues 40 saturdays.
Here is the stotra for same From Skanda Puran
The following is the Dasaratha Shani Stotra from Padma Purana
Deshaa nagara graamaa dweepashechai vaadrayasththaa
Raudra Dhrushtyaa t’u ye drushtaah kshayam gacchanti thath kshanaath
Prasaadam Kuru me saure varaartheham thavaashrithah
Saure kshamasvaaparaadham sarvabhutha hithaayacha
10. Best Remedy for Sade-sati is regularly read the Hanuman Chalisa and Bajrang Baan to please Hanumanji for pacifying extent of Sade-Sati and other Dasha effects.
11. Offer prayers to Lord Shiva as Lord Shiva is the guru of Lord Saturn. Do Either Rudra Abhishek with Bel Patra and other Pancha Amritam and Read Rudra Ashtakam on every Monday and Saturday for a blessed life.
12.Daily Feed crows (vehicle of Lord Shanidev) with a cooked and first-morning meal from your own meal every day.13. Be gentle to your maids, servants, vendors, hawkers, labourers, cleaners, low grade workers.Never try to grab their money or harass them, Pay their dues on time and win the love of Saturn.
14. Take care of and love your Mother, father (GrandfatherGrandmother) with uttermost devotion and do proper Seva till elder age, as Lord Shani-dev loves his mother very much from the core of the heart. So you should not disrespect and neglect your duties toward your parents, if you do so you can face the wrath of the Shani dev, even though Shani Dev has some issues with his father (Surya dev) but from the core of the heart, he has true respect for his father.14.The Best cure for Sade Sati is to daily chant Maha-Mantra of Lord Saturn Maha mantra:
“Om nilanjana samabhasam | Ravi putram yamagrajam ||
Cahaya martanda samhubhutam | Tama namami Shanescharam||”
The person who has Sade Saati should recite Shani Mahamantra 23000 times within the 7 and ½ years. Shani Mahamantra’s recital should finish within 23 days. Thus, by reciting the Shani Mahamantra by a ‘mala’ ten times a day, it will finish in 23 days.
15. Chant 108 Names of Shani Dev, ” Shani Dev Ashtottara Shatnamavali “.
Bael or Aegle marmelos is a spiritual, religious and medicinal plant, native of India and Bangladesh and spread throughout South East Asia. The fruit takes about 10 to 11 months to ripen. Wood Apple is a sweet, aromatic and astringent in nature. Bel has many benefits and uses such as to cure tuberculosis, hepatitis, dysentery, constipation, peptic ulcer, piles and many more, useful in worm infestation and stomach related problems. Bael or Aegle marmelos is also known as Bengal quince, golden apple, Japanese bitter orange, stone apple, etc. It is also known by various names such as Wood apple, Kaitha, Maredu Pandu, Vilam Palam, Belada Hannu, Koovalam, Kothu, Koth Bel, etc. It’s one of the few Ayurvedic plants whose entire parts from root to leaves are used for different diseases. The fruit balances Kaph and Vata doshas, its roots improve digestion, leaves are good for pain, stem for heart and bel flowers for curing of diarrhoea.
The religious importance of Bael
According to the Ayurvedic Research by V. NIGAM and V. S. NAMBIAR, Aegle marmelos or Bael is one such plant described in the ancient medical treatise in Sanskrit, Charak Samhita. It is popular medicinal plant in Ayurvedic and Siddha systems of medicine and folk medicines used to treat a wide variety of ailments. Aegle Marmelos commonly known as bael belongs to family Rutaceae. In Ayurveda Bael is termed tridosh har- remedy for three disturbances- bile, wind and phlegm. Aegle marmelos (Bilva) is considered as an embodiment of Lord Shiva himself and it is one of the sacred trees in Hinduism having spiritual powers.
Bilva tree is said to have manifested from Goddess Sri Maha Lakshmi and Sri Sooktham eulogize Goddess Lakshmi as…
“Oh Lakshmi, your complexion is like that of a morning Sun, a vanaspathi (trees bearing fruits without blossoming) called by name Bilva was brought forth by your devout austerity. Through your favour may the fruits of the tree drive away my misfortunes and poverty both internal (ignorance) and external. It is believed and said that one who does penance under the Bilva tree and meditate on Goddess Sri Maha Lakshmi will be bestowed with fulfilment of all desires”
Leaves are offered in prayers to Shiva and Parvathi since ancient time. Bael having useful medicinal properties especially as a cooling agent, is a deciduous sacred tree, associated with Gods. This tree is popular in Shiva and Vishnu temples also popularly known as the temple garden plant and it can be grown in every house. Its leaves are trifoliate symbolizing the Thrimurthies- Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva with spear-shaped leaflets resembling trisoolam the weapon of Lord Shiva. The tree is also sacred to the Jains. The 23rd Tirthankara, Bhagwan Parasnathji attained enlightenment under a Bael tree. The leaflets are given to devotees as prasadam in Shiva temples and as Tulsi in Vishnu temples.
Bael has great religious significance. In Hindu tradition, the leaves and the fruit of the plant are offered to god during prayer, especially god Shiva. Its leaves are also used to worship Parvati and Viva Rupra. The fruit is used in religious ceremonies and rituals and its mentioned is also seen in Vedas and Mahabharata.
In a Research paper by Neha Parmar, Suman Singh and Bhupesh Patel on ” Historical and Ethno-Medical Review on Bilva Patra ” ; References regarding Bilva are abundantly given from the Yajurveda, Atharvaveda, Brahmanas, Kalpasutras and Puranas which suggests its popularity. It is also mentioned in the Valmiki Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Historically it is referred to as one of the pious trees in the Baudhayana Dhamasutra, Taitiriya Brahamana termed the Bilva tree as a propitious tree. In ancient India, Bilva was considered as the most sacred of all fruits, and was used as the main food offering to the temple deities. In recent times coconut has superseded the Bilva as the principal fruit of religious offering as a symbol of self-surrender. Hindu iconography is replete with Bilva, too—its trifoliate leaves emerge on Shiva’s crown and trident, and the points of three-pronged leaves also represent the holy trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Its amulets were made and worn for removing the evil effects. It was regarded as the symbol of fatness and fertility as it increases in size from the roots up to the branches and yield’s fruits every year.Among the eight leaves of Bilva offered to Lord Shiva, it is believed to be Mokshasadhanam in Lingarchanchandrika. According to Maitra, Bilva tree is said to possess essence of celestial light. It is told to wear ‘Bilva Mani’ as an ornament for Dusvapnanashana (removing bad dreams), Rakshoghna (destroying evil), Rasayana (elixir of life), Prajasthapana (preserving progeny) and Vishaghna (antivenom) in Shankhyana Aranyaka.
Water made out of Bilva Patra is used for bath in bridal rituals. It is told to wear Bilva-danda in Upanayana Samskara too.Bilva was also used as a stick by the Babylonian slam 7000 years ago. (Alimas, et al., 1996). The tree is also sacred to the Jains, as the 23rd Tirthankara, Bhagwan Parasnathji is said to attained enlightenment under a Bilva tree.
In Agnipurana, inhaling the oil obtained from this plant is said to increase the poetic acumen of the inhaler and enables him to live a long life. Further, either the decoction of Bilva fruits, Mangifera indica, Dolicos lablab, Woodfordia fruiticosa, Zingiber ofcinale along with buttermilk and molasses is mentioned in treatment of gastroenteritis or the decoction of Bilva, Aconitum heterophyllum and Holerrhena antidysenterica should be given. Bilva is also said to cure fever associated with pain and cough.
Spiritual Importance of Bilwa patra
The Shiva Puranatells the story of the effect of worshipping Lord Shiva with the bel leaf
A hunter once had to go hunting on the day ofMaha Shivaratriwhen Lord Shiva is worshipped because his family was hungry. At the end of the day, the hunter was not able to find any prey. He climbed a tree by a lake, waiting for an unsuspecting animal to come for a drink. He did not realize that the tree he had climbed was a bilva tree. Buried at the foot of the tree was a Shivling, the representation of Lord Shiva for worship. During the night, he kept throwing the bilva leaves on the ground and they fell on the Shivling. This unknowing worship to Lord Shiva was enough to transform the hunter into a compassionate and understanding human being and frees him from his past bad karma.
As described in the Nagara Khanda of the Skanda Purana Bilva tree emerged from the sweat of Shiva’s wife Parvati,
The splendid Daughter of the Mountain; the goddess [Parvati] became tired due to her sports. Drops of sweat appeared on her forehead and a drop fell on the ground. It became a great tree on the excellent mountain Mandara, Parvati said, “Since this tree pierced through the ground and rose up near me, let it be named Bilva. If anyone approaches this tree devoutly and collects the leaves, he shall certainly become a king of the earth. If anyone with perfect faith worships me with its leaves, he will realize whatever desire he may cherish. If a person, after seeing the leaves of Bilva, at least maintains faith in the rite of adoration, I shall undoubtedly be the bestowed of wealth on him. If anyone makes his mind to eat the tip of the leaves, thousands of his sins perish automatically. If a man places the tip of the leaf on his head, no torture of Yama will give him pain.”
Bilva-Patrais the leaf of one of the sacred trees in the Hindu religion calledBael (बेल). Its holiness is comparable to Tulsi leaves. In fact, Bilva-Patra is to Shiva what Tulsi leaves are to Vishnu. Bael is known by Stone apple, Wood apple, Golden Apple or Bengal Quince in English. In Hindi, it is commonly known as Bael or Bel and a leaf of Bel is Bel-Patta. The scientific name is “Aegle Marmelos”. Bilva-Patra is the Sanskrit name.
According to Hindu mythology, it has emerged from the heart of Goddess Lakshmi. It is clear from sixth “Shloka” of “Bilvashtakam” as follows:-
I offer this bael tree which has emerged from the heart of Goddess Lakshmi and liked by Mahadev. So I offer Bilva-Patra to God Shiva.
A leaf of Bilva-Patra is a compound leaf which contains three leaflets. This three leafleted Bilva-Patra is loved by Shiva which is offered to Him. Rarely it happens that more than three leaflets grow in the leaf which becomes a point of curiosity among the devotees. I have seen such leaves being sold at a higher price in the campus of Baba Baidyanathdham Temple complex. But these leaves should not be offered to Shiva as it is clear from first “Shloka” of “Bilvashtakam” as follows:-
The three leafleted Bilva-patra that has three qualities of Sat, raj and tam, that represents three eyes of Shiva and three weapons, that destroys the sins of three births, I offer that Bilva-Patra to God Shiva.)
This “Shloka” is also spoken while offering Bilva-Patra to Shiva. In addition to three leaflets, it should be soft, without holes, without spots (दाग) and unbroken. The thicker part of the ‘Belpatta‘ twig (डंठल) which is connected to the tree(called vajra) should be removed. While offering to Shiva or other gods, the ‘Belpatra’ should be put upside down i.e. smooth face touching the ‘Linga’ and tip away from the devotee. There is an eight “Shloka” “Bilvashtakam” which describes the importance of Bilva-Patra.
Before offering the leaves, they are touched or sprinkled with white sandalwood paste (चन्दन). Not only Shiva but all members of Shiva family (शिव परिवार) including Nandi the Guard is offered Bilva-Patra. Ganesh, Gouri (Shakti) and her Avatars like Durga & Kaali and Kartikeya all are offered Bilva-Patra. Since Shiva is like a devotee of Rama, So some people write “राम” with sandalwood paste (चन्दन) or Kunkum (कुंकुम) on the leaflets and offer it to Shiva. Hanuman is an avatar of Shiva and also called ‘Rudra avatar’, so ‘Bilva-Patra’ is also offered to Hanuman.
Some devotees think that three leaflets of Bilva-Patra represent three eyes of Shiva:- Two lower leaflets as two normal eyes and one upper leaflet as the third eye on the forehead. As in any temple in North India, the Pundit gives “Charanamrit” (Holy water with Tulsi leaves) to devotees, similarly, in Bhubaneswar, a Pundit at Shiva temple gives Holy water with a piece of Bilva-Patra. The number of Bilva-Patra offered to Shiva may vary from one to more than lakhs depending upon availability and affordability of the person. I have seen one lakh and twenty-five thousand (सवा लाख) Bilva-Patras being offered to Baba Basukinath by some devotees in the month of “Saavan” and “Aashaadh“.
Though it is a practice that something offered to Gods are not offered again, but in the case of Bilva-Patra if it not available to someone and he sees some Bilva-Patras put over Shiva-lingam then he may take it, wash it and again offer it to Shiva. Shiva is so kind to his devotees that He even accepts the imaginary offerings equally. As in the first stanza of “Shiva Manas Pujan Stotram” many things including Bilva-Patra is offered in imagination:-
Deepam dev dayanidhe pashupate hritkalpitam grihyataam.
Devotees plant this tree in their house campus for Bilva-Patra and the fruits. Bilva-tree on the campus helps to make one’s name, fame and wealth grow. Not only this since the tree of Bael represents Shiva himself, after getting up from the bed in the morning people see and say ‘namaskar’ to the tree and speak this “Shloka”,
Darshanam Bilva Vrikshasya Sparshnam Papnashnam
Aghor Papsanharam Bilvapatram Shivarpanam.
The worship of Shiva-linga under a ‘Bilva-Tree‘ is very fruitful. Watering a ‘Bilva-Tree‘ with simple ‘Jalam’ or ‘Gangajalam‘ gives the ‘Punya‘ of visiting all ‘Tirthas’. Putting the water from near the root of this tree on the forehead destroys all “Papam“.
Astrological Importance of Bilwa Patra
Those who are born in Visakha Nakashtra and Scorpio moon sign or having a birth in Visakha Lagana nakshatras they should either plant Bilwa Patra Tree in their garden and daily give water to this tree or those having health issues related to liver or stomach should take Bilva Juice daily to Nullify the negative impact of Jupiter in their Natal chart.
Even meditation under this tree can be blissful too for Visakha nakashtra people. Despite Planting they should Do Rudra abhishek with Bilwa Patra, fruits, Milk and rest of Panch amrits. It can heal the malefic effect of Jupiter with much greater speed if done with proper care and utter devotion.
Even those having Jupiter as Bhadhaka planet they should also plant or donate Bilwa planet to someone needy or near Shiva linga in lord shiva temple, that way it can nullify the negative impact of Bhadhaka.
If Jupiter is malefic it can lead to trouble of Liver functionalities, Elevation in enzymes, Uncontrolled Sexual appetite, gall bladder issues, Kidney enzymes troubles or sometimes increase in level of infections or Diabetic pattern, Can give increase in Bilirubin- Jaundice, Weakening of body due to extreme heat in the stomach and liver, can leads to gastric troubles or constipation etc too.
Reason being according to System of 5 limbs Nakashtras are known and seen for Health Matters of Mind and Body. Any affliction to Native birth nakashtras can lead to disturbed health of Mind and body. This is the only reason why affliction in Scorpion moon and Visakha Nakashtras lord via nodes are mostly prone to problems of Liver and Genetic organs issues during their Dasha padas.
Same way Visakha Nakashtra Diety connected with Indra – the god of transformation, Power and Agni the god of fire, could be another reason why Visakha people are so much extremist in everything in life from sexual appetite to power to hunger.
So, Increase in the Level of Tamsik and Rakashas gana in this nakshatra can lead to health trouble due to overindulgence in Sexuality, over hunger, increase in appetite, improper digestion, stomach issues, gas and mostly liver has been found afflicted.
So, best Remedy to cure Viskhna Nakashtra (Scorpion) moon sign is the planting of a bilwa tree and having bilwa fruit daily or worshipping of Lord Shiva with Bilwa Patra and fruit .
Medicinally Bilwa has many benefits :
1) Can cure diarrhoea, cholera, haemorrhoids, vitiligo.
2) Can Reduces gastric ulcer.
3) Antimicrobial property.
4) Can cure scurvy.
5) Can control cholesterol.
6) Can solve respiratory problems.
8) Can be used to treat heart diseases.
9) Can prevent constipation.
10) Can control diabetes.
Nutritional Value of Bael Fruit
The various nutrients in a bael fruit per 100gm.
Carbohydrate 31.8 gm
Fat 0.3 g
Proteins 1.8 gm.
Vitamin A 55 mg.
Vitamin B Rich in Vitamin B1 and B2
Vitamin C 60 mg.
Thiamine 0.13 mg.
Riboflavin 1.19 mg.
Niacin 1.1 mg.
Carotene 55 mg.
Calcium 85 mg.
Potassium 600 mg.
Fiber 2.9 gm.
Water 61.5 g.
Energy 137 k.cal
Energy 137 k.cal
10 Health benefits of Bael
Bael for Tuberculosis: In Ayurveda, it is used for the treatment of tuberculosis.
Bael for Gynecological disorders: The regular consumption of Bael helps to prevent gynecological related issues.
Bael for Urinary diseases: Use of bel leads you to overcome the problems of urinary diseases.
Bael for Diabetes prevention: It has bitter pungent, full of antioxidants and helps to stimulate the pancreas to secrete insulin, which leads to lowering of blood sugar. The leaves can be used against diabetes.
Bael for Digestive disorders: It supports intestinal biological formulations and protects the digestive system from ulceration, reduces the frequency of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), intestinal spasm thus beneficial in treating of dirrrhea, dysentery, and other infections of Elementary canal.
Bael for Fever prevention: The leaf juice with honey is helpful in prevention of fever.
Bael for Epilepsy: Flowers are uses as epilepsy tonic.
Bael Nutritional facts: It is rich in alakloids, polysaccharides, antioxidants, beta carotene, vitamin C, Vitamin B, and many other bio-chemical substances. It also contains tannins, calcium, phosphorous, iron, protein and fiber. The 100 gram of Bael contains the following nutrients: Calorific value (137 Kcal), Moisture (61.5g), Protein (1.8g), Fat (.3g), Minerals (1.7g), Fiber (2.9g), Carb (31.8mg), Calcium (85mg), Phosphorous (50mg), Iron (.7mg), Beta carotene (55 UG), Thiamine (.13mg), Niacin (1.1mg), Vitamin C (8 mg), Potassium (600mg) and Copper (.21 mg).
Bael for Piles treatment: The extract of unripe bel fruit is helpful in curing of piles and hemorrhoids.
Bael fights ulcer: Due to its soothing effects on the digestive system, it leads to reduce the acidity level in the stomach thus useful in combating ulcers like gastric ulcers, gastrodudenal ulcers, etc.
Uses of Bael
Its juice is used to make drink and squashes, especially in summer season because of its sweet and pleasant nature.
Bael tender leaves are used as salads.
It cleans the atmosphere as it helps to purify the atmosphere by absorbing the harmful gases from the it.
It is used to increase appetite.
Its extract oil is used to cure respiratory problems.
It is used in the preparation of candy, squash, toffee, pulp powder, and other eatable products.
Medicinal benefits of Bael
Bel is known for its medicinal values because of the presence of many bio-chemical substance such as alkaloids, antioxidants, polysaccharides and essential oils.
The fleshy inner product of bael is curative, pesticidal, nutritive as well as therapeutic in nature, which is used for the treatment of many diseases and disorders.
Wood apple leaves are of therapeutic value and used in lowering of blood cholesterol.
It is anti-inflammatory in nature. Its extracts when applied on the exposed area, help to cure inflammation.
Bael’s roots are antidiarrhoetic, antidote to snake venom and anti-inflammatory for healing.
Bel juice benefits
Bel juice is useful in curing of constipation because of its laxative properties.
Bel juice gives great comfort in heartburn, acidity, hyperacidity and indigestion.
If you are suffering from intestinal parasites, it is advisable to drink bael juice because of its antidote nature.
Aegle marmelos juice is good for heart and brain. Bel juice mixed with Ghee, is beneficial in prevention of heart disease. It is also used as heart tonic.
Chewing of raw leaves of Bel help to solve many gastric problems.
Bael juice is rich in vitamin C, and good for scurvy treatment.
Though Bael is a beneficial Ayurvedic plant, but it has some side effects too. Before eating the fruit, one should take caution in the below given conditions.
Abdominal disorders: Excess of bael consumption leads to abdominal disorders.
Constipation: If you are taking more quantity of the fruit, it may lead to constipation.
Pregnancy: One shouldn’t take Bel during pregnancy.
Breastfeeding: Avoid during breastfeeding.
Surgery: It shouldn’t be used in surgery.
Diabetes: When taking for lowering of sugar in blood, one should observe sugar level carefully as it may down sugar too low.
Hypertension: One should avoid to take this fruit if having high blood pressure.
With thanks and Regards,
Rakesh Singh Jamwal
Source and Reference:
Skanda Puran, Chapter 250, Creation of bilwa Tree
Sacred Plants of India by By Nanditha Krishna
Historical and Ethno-Medical Review on Bilva by Neha Parmar, Suman Singh, & Bhupesh Patel
Therapeutic potential of Aegle marimelos leaves as an Antioxidant and anti-diabetic agent : A review by
V. NIGAM AND V. S. NAMBIAR