Happy Monsoon and the Lifestyle according to Ayurveda

 

Written and Edited by Dr Vikram Singh (Md, Ayur)
Founder of Ayurcare

Monsoon is a season of romance. The cool breeze and damp smell of the earth after a long roasting summer turn the mind ecstatic. Jumping in the puddles, dancing in the rain, going for a long drive etc add to the pleasure. However, it continues to remains so until an individual holds good health as rainy season brings a plethora of diseases along with. It has been observed that there is an increased occurrence of air and water-borne diseases in the rainy season.

Ayurveda lays emphasis on prevention of diseases rather than to cure them. Based on the analytical reasoning, Ayurveda recommends different regimens of diet and lifestyle for different seasons to ward off the imbalances in the body and thereby helps in boosting immunity and maintaining good health. This concept of following a specific diet and lifestyle modification in a specific season to prevent various diseases is described as Ritucharya.
Ritucharya is derived from two words –


1. Ritu (Season) and
2. Charya (Regimen or routine to be followed).


Monsoon season is categorized as Varsha Ritu in Ayurvedic texts. It ranges from the month of Shravana toBhadrapada (Mid July to Mid September) and denotes the onset of Visarga Kala or Dakshinayana or Southern Solstice. During this season, the sky is covered by clouds and rains occur without the thunderstorm. The ponds, rivers, etc are filled with water.

Ayurveda describes the aggravation of Vata and accumulation of Pitta in Varsha Ritu. Constant raining, moisture in the atmosphere and cold weather results in aggravation of Vata which was accumulated during the dry and dehydrating heat of the summer; while Pitta accumulates following the conducive acidic conditions of the atmosphere as the predominant Rasa is Amla (sour) and Prithvi and Agni are predominant Mahabhutas in the rainy season.

According to Ayurveda, Agni is responsible for the digestive & metabolic activities of the body. During monsoon, the digestive fire or Agni weakens, leaving digestive system most vulnerable to various ailments. Diet thus followed during this season should balance the vitiated doshas and stimulate Agni to perform proper digestion.

Monsoon is the time when body’s immunity drops, thus proper care should be taken to prevent possible illnesses like general debility, blood and skin related problems, pain and swelling of joints, ringworm, fever, malaria, dysentery etc. In addition, other virus and bacteria related diseases may also emerge.

Here are few simple guidelines recommended by Ayurveda that should be followed during the monsoon season. By following these dos and don’ts, you’ll be able to celebrate the monsoons without fearing its adverse impact –

DIETARY REGIMEN 
 
ü One of the foremost rules in monsoon in Ayurveda is to eat according to the ability of one’s digestion. One must use spices such as pepper, ginger, asafoetida (Hing), garlic, cumin powder, coriander and turmeric for enhancing digestive capability. A small piece of ginger with rock salt before every meal is highly recommended. These help in improving immunity too.
ü Consume warm, light and fresh foods prepared from barley, rice, wheat, gram flour, corn or oats. Brown rice and bread are the best food items to go with during monsoons.
ü Avoidance of curds, red meat and any foodstuff, which takes longer time to digest, is good during the monsoon. One may have buttermilk instead of curds. Include cow’s ghee in daily diet to kindle the digestive fire.
ü Consumption of uncooked / raw leafy vegetables and salads should be avoided. You may consume their sour and salted soups instead. However, if you want to have them raw, they should be washed thoroughlyto ensure removal of bacteria and dirt before eating. The leafy vegetables contain larvae too and you need to be very careful in finding them while washing. The vegetables recommended in this season include yam (Suran), snake gourd (Turi), pointed gourd (Parwal), bitter gourd (Karela), cluster beans (Gavaar), apple gourd (Tinda), pumpkin, brinjal, bottle gourd and garlic etc.
ü Drinking boiled water with a dash of honey, or sipping on hot and herbal tea is ideal for this season. Drink small portions of lukewarm water throughout the day for good digestion. Pure water should be taken. If the water is taken from well, pond or river, then alum should be applied before using it. Water should be consumed within 24 hours of boiling. Avoid drinking excess fluids at this time as this further slows down the metabolism.
ü Among fruits, stick to pomegranates, mangoes, bananas, apples, lychees and cherries. Stick to seasonal fruits during monsoons as the unseasonal ones can easily get infected with microbes and worms during the monsoons.
ü Avoid non-vegetarian foods in monsoon. The possibility of germ content is highest in non-vegetarian foods.Those who can’t should go for lighter meat preparations like soups and stews rather than heavy curries.
ü Increased intake of sweet, sour and salty food is recommended while excessive pungent, bitter and astringent tastes should be avoided. Food, which contains acid, salt and greasiness, should be taken.
ü Although it is difficult to resist snacks in the cool weather, your diet should mostly consist of cereals and vegetables cooked in minimum of oil. If you want to snack, there is no dearth of healthy options. In rainy season, prefer grilled items such as bhutta (corn), chana (black gram), etc as humidity is very high and these food items are relaxing to the system and will not lead to accumulation of doshas. Having oily food would create problems in digestion.
ü Eat food cooked at home always. Excellent road side temptations like pani puri and bhel puri are not prepared hygienically and thus may cause stomach aches. So it would be better to control yourself till the end of the season so as to keep yourself healthy and fit to enjoy the monsoons to the fullest.
Avoid eatingchaats, fried items such as pakoras, pre-cut fruits and juices from roadside vendors
Avoid foods such as pasta, soups, and other such foods which are meant to be good host for the growth of bacteria. Avoid fermented foods which include idli, dosa, uttapam, etc. People tend to eat a lot of junk and fried food during the rainy season. This can lead to weight gain and lethargy.
ü Excessively spicy foods such as tamarind and pickles should be avoided. They add taste to your food but can be very heavy in the monsoon.
ü Don’t consume food which is stored in cold storage or a refrigerator.
ü Fasting is especially recommended in the monsoon season, particularly for people fond of erratic eating. You can gain a lot of health benefits simply by observing a weekly or fortnightly fast during monsoon. It helps to improve your digestive fire.
 LIFESTYLE MODIFICATIONS
Consumption of healthy diet only may not provide desired results unless supported by lifestyle modifications. Following are the tips for important changes in lifestyle of rainy season –
ü Avoiding daytime sleep is good as it hampers digestion and slows down the metabolism. Similarly, waking during night too is a bad thing to do as it further vitiates an already aggravated Vata.
ü Over exertion or over work will lower your metabolic rate and hence must be avoided. Perform only moderate exercises such as light walks and simple yogasanas. Do not tire yourself.
ü Keep the surrounding dry and clean and do not allow water to stagnate at places near you as it offers mosquito, flies and many microorganisms which may cause many diseases like malaria, typhoid, common cold, conjunctivitis, cholera and a variety of skin diseases.
ü Avoid getting wet in the rains. Always carry an umbrella. However, if it happens, it is better to take a bath with clean water and change into dry clothes as soon as possible in order to avoid exposure from infections as immunity is naturally low during monsoon. Keep body warm, to protect any attack from viruses as and when body temperature goes down.
ü Dampness breeds fungal and bacterial infections. Hence home as well as workplace should be damp free.
ü Oil massage followed by a warm water bath regularly is recommended.
ü Fumigation with likes of loban and dry neem leaves for drying cloths and killing insects / bacteria is recommended.
ü Use of Perfumes is advocated in this season.

PANCHAKARMA

Varsha Ritu or Monsoon season is considered as the best to go through Ayurvedic treatments since the moist climate opens up the pores in the skin, making it more receptive to all the medications and treatments. Ayurvedic treatments are highly recommended during this season in order to prevent any kind of disorders and to boost immunity.
Here are few key benefits of Ayurveda during the Monsoon season 

 

Balances the vitiated doshas
Increases immunity
Cleanses & detoxifies the body
Rejuvenates body & mind 
Prevents lifestyle disorders like diabetes, blood pressure & stress
Conclusion
In this season, more especially, people of vataja prakriti and likewise people suffering from vataja disorders like arthritis (rheumatoid as well as osteoarthritis), backache, lumbar and cervical spondylosis, insomnia, swelling in joints, sciatica, body aches etc are major sufferers. They must consult an Ayurvedic consultant so as to avoid a Vata imbalance.
If the above-mentioned diet and lifestyle is followed during the Monsoon, one can do their best to balance the body and mind.

Note: Article is Originally Written by Dr VD Singh and Author can be reachable at https://drsinghspeaks.blogspot.com/

With Regards,
Dr V D Singh MD (Ay)
Ayurcare, Vijaypur (Jammu)
Mobile : +91- 9419180272 | +91- 9622361874

Ritucharya: An Overview of Seasonal Regimen in Ayurveda by Dr Vikram

Ritucharya: Ayurvedic Seasonal Regimen for Healthy Living

Written and Compiled by Dr Vikram Jasrotia (Ayr, MD)

Founder of Ayurcare

PREFACE


Ayurveda is the ‘Science of life’. Its fundamental and foremost principle is to maintain the health of a healthy individual by following proper diet and lifestyle regimen rather than to treat or cure an ailment. To achieve this goal, Ayurveda explains various protocols as per the need and necessity of an individual. These protocols vary from person to person as Ayurveda doesn’t accept ‘one-size-fits-all’ as true. As per Ayurveda no two persons are exactly alike in the given time. Hence the treatment is recommended keeping a variety of aspects of ailment and ailing individual in mind.
Apart from age, sex, constitution etc of the sick, various other external factors too are taken into consideration while treating a person, which may intermingle with the wellness of that individual. For example, the environmental factors including temperature, humidity, wind, rain, clouds, the nature of the land, water of the given place etc are kept in mind while designing a treatment protocol. To be more precise, the treatment plan for an individual dwelling in the mountainous terrain of Kashmir will be different from a person residing in tropical Punjab. Likewise choice of drugs varies from season to season.
TRIDOSHA
 
This whole Universe is composed of five basic elements called Panchamahabhuta or Panchatatva viz., Ether (Akash), Air (Vayu), Fire (Agni), Water (Jala) and Earth (Prithvi); and man being the microcosm of this Universe, too is made up of these five basic elements. These five elements interact in specific patterns constituting Vata, Pitta & Kapha collectively called as Tridosha.
Tridosha are basic humors or bio-entity of the body. However, they can’t be seen being a non-physical entity, yet are evident through their bodily functions and typical symptoms. The balanced state of Tridoshas symbolizes health and imbalance of the same is considered as illness.

RITUCHARYA 
 
Ayurveda advocates that our body is affected by seasonal changes. As stated above, man is microcosm of the Universe. Vata, Pitta &Kapha govern all bodily activities of human as Air, Sun and Water do in the ecosystem of earth. As we see various changes in ecosystem such as scorching heat in summers, biting cold in winters etc, man being a part of the same ecology, his body is also influenced by such alterations in external environment. With the change in season, the change is evident in the environment we live in. If body refuses to adopt the stressors arose because of the changes in specific traits of seasons, it may lead to imbalance of Tridosha, which in turn may render the body highly susceptible to one or other kinds of disorders. To avoid this imbalance of Tridosha, Ritucharya (seasonal regimen) has been mentioned in the classics of Ayurveda.
Lifestyle diseases are a result of an inappropriate relationship of people with their environment. Ayurveda has depicted various rules and regimens regarding diet and behavior to acclimatize seasonal alterations and thus prevents the derangement of homeostasis which may cause various diseases such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cancer etc. Ritucharya is a mode of living one’s life in context of the seasons. It is an ancient Ayurvedic practice literally meaning ‘seasonal regimen’. It recommends different diets and lifestyle schedules in each season which help in retaining the health. This could range from obvious choices such as wearing warmer clothes during the winter to seasonal eating habits. The importance of Ritucharya in Ayurveda is that the principles from it can be applied daily to benefit one’s body.

SEASONS
 
 
Ayurveda describes six seasons, each of two months duration, namely Shishira, Vasanta, Grishma, Varsha, Sharada and Hemanta in a year. A year (Samvatsara) is further divided into two semesters (Ayana), consisting of six months with three seasons each.
(1) Uttarayana or Northern Solstice – It indicates the ascent of the Sun or when the Sun appears to move northward. It comprises ofShishira, Vasanta & Grishma seasons. It is Agneya (Fire-like property) in nature.
(2) Dakshinayana or Southern Solstice – Dakshinayana indicates the descent of the sun or when the Sun appears to move southward. It comprises of Varsha, Sharad and Hemant seasons.
Uttarayana or Adana Kala or Northern Solstice 
 

 

Uttarayana is also called Adana Kala. Adana means ‘to take away’. In Indian subcontinent this period may range from mid – January to mid – July when warmness and dryness in atmosphere increases and reaches its peak. The Sun and the wind become extremely powerful during this half of the year. The scorching heat of the Sun takes away the moisture and cooling quality of Earth leaving it dry and rough. Likewise energy and strength of the creatures also dries up leaving them debilitated. Adana Kala brings increase in the Tikta (bitter),Kashaya (astringent), and Katu (pungent) rasa (taste) respectively, in the successive ritus, which brings about dryness in the body and reduces the Bala (strength).
According to modern science this can be compared with the movement of Earth around the Sun to the position in which the rays of the Sun fall perpendicularly at 30 degree meridian of the North Pole on June 21st every year, called as summer solstice.


Dakshinayana or Visarga Kala or Southern Solstice 

 
Dakshinayana, also known as Visarga Kala is for giving of strength and vigour in all living beings. During this period, Moon dominates the Sun and anabolic activity dominates over the catabolic activity in the environment. The Sun releases the strength to the people while Earth is cooled down due to the clouds, rain and cold wind. Unctuousness sets in the atmosphere and Amla (sour), Lavana (salty), and Madhura(sweet) Rasa are predominant, so the strength of person enhances during this period. This period ranges from mid – July to mid – January in the Indian subcontinent.
According to modern science, this can be compared with the movement of the earth around the sun to the position in which the rays of the sun fall over 30 degree meridian of the South Pole perpendicularly on December 21st every year, called as winter solstice.


CLASSIFICATION OF SEASONS

TRIDOSHA STATUS IN DIFFERENT SEASONS

Vata dosha accumulates during the dry or dehydrating heat of the summer. In rainy season, due to constant raining, the moisture and cold weather aggravates Vata. The apetite (Agni) becomes low and causes indigestion.

Pitta accumulates during the rainy season due to the acidic conditions of the atmosphere and a weakened digestion. It is aggravated during autumn when the heat returns .This occurs after the cooling spell of the rainy season.
Kapha accumulates during the cold season due to the cold and dampness caused by the winds, clouds and rain. It gets aggravated during the spring when the warm weather liquefies the accumulating Kapha.
SEASONAL VARIATION IN HUMAN STRENGTH 
In the beginning of Visarga Kala and ending of Adana kala, i.e., during Varsha and Grishma, strength gets weak and debility occurs. In the middle of the solstices, that is, during Sharata and Vasanta, strength remains in moderate grade and during the end of Visarga Kala and in the beginning of Adana Kala, that is, during Hemanta and Shishira, maximum strength is seen.
SEASONAL VARIATION IN POTENCY OF TASTES 
 

The following table summarizes the tastes which are more powerful and hence can be included in the diet in each of the six seasons.

Conclusion:
As adaptations according to the changes, is the key for survival, the knowledge of Ritucharya (regimen for various seasons) is thus important.
Note: Article is Originally Written by Dr VD Singh and Author can be reachable at Ayurcare.
With Regards,Dr V D Singh MD (Ay)
Ayurcare, Vijaypur (Jammu)
Mobile : +91- 9419180272 | +91- 9622361874

The Case Study of Arcturus Star – The Swati Nakashtra of Goddess Saraswati

What are Stars – Scientific and Astronomical Analysis of Stars?

Stars are gigantic balls of gas, mostly hydrogen gas. There are so much gas and other material that the gravity of this huge gas-ball holds everything together. There is so much gravity that the gas becomes very dense and hot. Our own sun is a star. Fortunately, we are far enough away from it that the gravity of the gas can’t pull us in. It would be rather unpleasant inside of a star.

The gravity is strong enough that it squeezes the gas together so tight that nuclear fusion occurs. That means that the nuclei (centers) of the atoms get stuck together and ‘fuse’. This releases a lot of energy and causes the stars to heat up. The heat works its way from the inside of the star to the surface and then radiates into space. So what we see of stars is the energy released from the nuclear reactions inside their cores and then radiated from the surface. Since most stars are VERY far away, the light takes anywhere from a few years to millions of years to reach us. So the starlight that we see is very old indeed.

There are many different kinds of stars. They come in many sizes and colors. Some stars even orbit around each other. We call these binary stars. If you have any more questions about stars, please ask us to tell you more.

The Arcturus (Swati Nakashtra)
 

Arcturus (Swati Nakashtra), a red giant, looks orange to the eye. It’s the brightest star in the northern half of Earth’s skydome. Arcturus is especially noteworthy for its large proper motion or sideways motion across our sky. Only Alpha Centauri – our sun’s nearest neighbor among the stars – has a higher proper motion among the first-magnitude or bright stars in the stellar neighborhood.

It is a classic orange class K (K1) giant star with a precisely defined surface temperature of 4290 degrees Kelvin. To the eye, it shines 113 times more brightly than our Sun.

Its lower temperature, however, causes it to radiate considerable energy in the infrared. When this infrared radiation is taken into account, Arcturus actually shines almost twice as brightly, releasing 215 times more radiation than our Sun, from which we find a diameter 26 times solar, about a quarter the size of Mercury’s orbit. Arcturus is close and large enough so that its angular diameter of 0.0210 seconds of the arc can easily be measured, leading to a very similar direct determination of 25 times the solar dimension and providing nice confirmation of stellar parameters. Arcturus has a velocity relative to the Sun that is higher than other bright stars. Compared with the set of surrounding stars, which orbit the Galaxy on more or less circular orbits, it falls behind by about 100 kilometers per second (as do several others of the “Arcturus Group”).

The lagging movement has long suggested that the star comes from an older population of the Galaxy. Consistently, it is somewhat deficient in metals, having only about 20 percent as much iron relative to hydrogen as found in the Sun. A more intriguing suggestion is that the star actually comes to us from a small galaxy that merged with ours some 5 to 8 billion years ago. As a giant, weighing in at around 1.5 times the mass of the Sun, it has ceased the fusion of hydrogen in its core. Though it is somewhat brighter than we would expect for a stable helium fusing star, helium fusion to carbon has probably already begun. Such stars are not expected to have a magnetic activity like the Sun, but very weak X-ray emission suggests that Arcturus indeed is magnetically active and has a hard-to-observe “buried corona.”

Swati Nakshatra according to Vedic Scriptures

अम्बितमे नदीतमे देवितमे सरस्वति 
— Rigveda 2.41.16

Best of mothers, the best of rivers, best of goddesses, Sarasvatī.

Saraswati is celebrated as a feminine deity with healing and purifying powers of abundant, flowing waters in Book 10 of the Rigveda, as follows:

अपो अस्मान मातरः शुन्धयन्तु घर्तेन नो घर्तप्वः पुनन्तु |
विश्वं हि रिप्रं परवहन्ति देविरुदिदाभ्यः शुचिरापूत एमि ||
— Rigveda 10.17

May the waters, the mothers, cleanse us,
may they who purify with butter, purify us with butter,
for these goddesses bear away defilement,
I come up out of them pure and cleansed.

Arcturus is the brightest star in the northern celestial hemisphere With a visual magnitude of −0.04, it is the fourth brightest star in the night sky, after −1.46 magnitude Sirius (Sanskrit it is known as Mrgavyadha “deer hunter”, or Lubdhaka “hunter”, the star represents Rudra (Shiva)), −0.86 magnitude Canopus (In Sanskrit it is known as ” Agastya ” – The sage ), and −0.27 magnitude Alpha Centauri (Found in the Anuradha Nakashtra in Scorpio Sign, The closest Star to our Solar system) . It is a relatively close star at only 36.7 light-years from Earth, and, together with Vega (The Pole Star – Dhruv Tara) and Sirius, one of the most luminous stars in the Sun’s neighborhood.

Arcturus is a type K0 III orange giant star, with an absolute magnitude of −0.30. It has likely exhausted its hydrogen from its core and is currently in its active hydrogen shell burning phase. It will continue to expand before entering the horizontal branch stage of its life cycle.

According to Vedic scriptures Swati is ruled by Vayu, the God of the Wind. This is the fifteenth nakshatra of the zodiac, having all its four quarters in Libra, spanning from 6°-40′ to 20°-00′. Nakshatra is closely linked with the air element, wind, breeze or knowledge of Akaash since Akaash is the abode of air.

This is One of most pious Nakashtra Associated with the ” Abode of Goddess Saraswati ” ruled by the Deity – ” Vayu “” the wind God  ” Pawan Dev – one of 5th Elemental God ruling lower Earthy elements. One of Most Talented Nakashtra having Blessed from Goddess Saraswati – Shine like its Deep Brightness light like a pole star – Native born in this nakshatra will be Well learned, Talented and Knowledgeable in every art concerned with Maa Saraswati – Like Material, Philosophical, Spiritual, Art, Music, and Entertainment. Individually “Swati” means purity or more precisely the pure first drop of rain that the bird chatak always waiting for, that actually defines the characteristics of this star; seeking most purity, depth, and sharpness in every sense. The Sanskrit meaning of the word Swati also means ” a sword ” , sharp, penetrative in nature, that indicates sharpness or talent as exhibited by the natives of this nakshatra. Owned by the Lord Vayu and is also impacted by Rahu. As a result, both of these leave their effects on the nakshatra, imparting its attributes such as independence, spontaneity, complete freedom and restless behavior. The individuals are generally characterized by self-confidence and immense knowledge that they possess.

Its one of an Independent Nature Nakashtra rising Away from both Libra and Scorpio Sign, because of this native-born in this nakshtras are more likely Independent in nature, like to shine Independently in later age. Because of Ruling Nakashtra of North Node – Natives born in this are Constant Seeker of Knowledgeable sciences including all form of Arts and talent-related with material (5th House) and non-material (9th House) studies and always want to gain more and more Universal Knowledge. A person born in this Nakshatra is endowed with extremely beautiful features, flirty in nature with many man and women, native-born in this nakshatra are mostly jolly in nature and receives wealth from the king because of their witness, sharp intellectual and cleverness. Rahu, being the ruling planet of this nakshatra, creates a strong desire for financial and material success and higher lust for life. Another reason is this nakshatra majorly falls in the sign of venus also makes native highly desirous for material and luxurious results. It  Moves cordially with all because of frank nature, usually gives the mark of the Mole in the Legs, makes one a Trader or good businessman who believes in slow success rate as gradually he grows older and wiser, natives usually have high Desirous for fame. Native likely to be  have carefree nature, very Hard working in nature. Believes in  Worshiping Deities. Have strong Affectionate towards father and mother, have a good taste for rich food. Religious in nature, Soft-spoken, and very affectionate in nature. Very Learned and  Associated with Government people belonging from higher authorities. Does not give prominence to his own affairs, etc.

The native of Swati Nakshatra’s are highly independent souls who would not want to stay in any confinements as they are people who belong of the category of free thoughts with all pure feelings of peace and love around. These individuals like to stay kind till the time their freedom is not harmed as they could emerge really high on anger otherwise. They carry two personas as either they could be your best friend or their worst enemy.

They are the people of grave honesty and strict morals as they won’t ever see towards other’s wealth and possession neither they would ever like to share theirs with anyone else. They are the unbiased personas as they won’t predict anyone with their position and wealth. they hate criticism upon whatever they do either for self or anyone around.As Swati is ruled by the Vayu, the God of the Wind. It gives the power to scatter like the wind and has tendency to move in various directions. Its basic nature is changing its form into many when it is mixed with Fire it increases the power of fire and the same with water too only earth is ineffective of Vayu.  because of the air element in Swati, that’s the reason it can bring change in nature and some time massive transformation due to negative traits of Swati. Air can shake the Basic nature of element and also lose its balance as it is Vata in nature.

Swati Nakshatra causes things to move and scatter in many directions. This nature can be very destructive as it has both healing and destructive powers. It brings major changes, transformations, and shifts of energy triggers that can be taken one to a higher level of existence.

They are true beings as they would appear what they are from inside and won’t ever carry two faces at the same time with uttermost purity and genuineness. They will do good to any extremes if others deserve to be , that while could also take revenge to any extent if you are not good to them. Altogether, they are straight forward beings.

Because of the tendency toward Slow learning nature of Swati nakshatra- Saturn is most exalted in this nakshatra and usually shines at later Age around 36.
Because Of Huge Mass and Strong gravity pull and closest distance of this star any Slow-moving Planet transit on this star have strong impact on earth atmospheres and Weathers conditions. That’s why we see this star for Rainfall from ancient time.

The first pada falls on the Sagittarius Navamsa which is ruled by Jupiter. The pada stands for the inquisitive and restless aspect of Swati. It helps communication, learning and all sorts of travel. Planets generate comparatively favorable results as the pada is open-minded and eager.

 The second pada falls on the Capricorn Navamsa which is ruled by Saturn. The quarter is an embodiment of materialism. It is the most grounded among the four padas and hence lacks the fragile element of Swati. However, concerns include material growth and stability. It is often hailed as selfish in comparison to the material aspects and personal comforts. There is a keen sense of business.

The third pada falls on the Aquarius Navamsa which is ruled by Saturn. Highly intellectual, the emphasis is on creativity, learning, and cooperation. The planets encourage group activities so that goals can be attained. Venus, Saturn, and Mercury are favorably placed.

The fourth pada falls on the Pisces Navamsa which is ruled by Jupiter. Most adaptable and flexible, this pada represents the spirit of Swati which is to go with the flow. A Pushkara navamsa pada, there is a success through perseverance, sociability, flexibility, and ingenuity. Although the planets might appear flimsy, they are goal-oriented and hardworking. All planets, other than Mercury, generate good results.

The Greatness of Saturn- Part 1 : Magnificent Aspects of the Saturn Influencing human being Astronomically and philosophically explained

| Om Guruve Namah |

Magnificent Aspects Astronomically, Astrologically and Philosophically Explained- Part 1 (Mathematical Aspect)

General Introduction:




” Om Nilanjana samabhasam, Ravi putram yamagrajam Cahaya martanda samhubhutam, Tama namami Shanescharam”

I bow down to great Shanaishchara, one who is slow in motion ( Shaniah = slow, charah =move) (Saturn), the elder brother of Yama (the God of Death) and who is born from (who is the son of ) Martanda (the Sun) and Chhaya and who is the son of Ravi (the Sun) . His complexion is blackish, like that of black eye ointment (used as an eyeliner, made out of black soot mixed with clarified butter)

In Sanskrit Saturn is called Shani or Shana-ish-chara (“The slow mover – The Manda Gati ” ), Shane -Shane (one who walks slowly)“.Astronomically, only Saturn has that capability to stay for a much longer period in any zodiac sign because of his slow movement in the celestial sphere.It takes him 2.5 Years, about two and a half years to cover-up one zodiacal sign or so to pass through each constellation of the sidereal zodiac which covers the cycle of 30 years for completing its phase in all the zodiac signs. Only Saturn in the solar system has that much stronger and longer Ring structure with multi-layers gaseous components in it, as what ancient and modern astronomers believe, that has the ability to control motions of rest of planetary forces after the 2nd largest planet Jupiter in the solar system, via the magnetic shield it has.

 

Saturn Ring Structure Philosophical and Logical understanding

 

Logically Saturn planetary structure has 3 outer Rings of unequal width and they revolve it in the same direction.They all revolve from left to right in the same direction as the planet revolves on its axis. Comparatively Earth and Saturn movements are very similar to each other.The thickness of Saturn’s rings is a hundred miles and most of the people believe that all these rings are made of gaseous material but latest discoveries show that rings consist of a cloud of tiny satellites revolving around the planets, that shows the force of planetary rings it has, that it can break any barrier it came across.
As per latest discoveries Neither they are made of Gas nor liquids nor solid, they are innumerable little satellites which form the ring structure of the Saturn.
“The very true purpose of Ring structure on Saturn apart from rest of planetary structure is to provide sharp piece of knowledge on judgment, self-restrictions, Self-realisation, with deep observation power to keep on monitoring rest of motions of planets with sharp karmic eyes or we can say in philosophical language it is a gifted understanding for deep analytical assessment, with a keen observation power to observe every minute to smallest karma from any deep angles via close and minute associations.
It is made for providing a balance in the motion and that balance can help in achieving any life targets and goals with perfect patience and stability after undergoing life hard lessons slowly in the journey of life, the Famous saying is without balance and focused targets or goal no one can achieve the level of perfection. Only with perfect balance, one can achieve anything with life gradual experiences. The Ring structure of Saturn helps in closely monitoring the motions of others, Here motions of others imply their karmic mistakes in the journey of life and that can only be possible after observing the mistakes in their karmas via patience, observation, and deep assessment.”
If you have the charismatic ring of the Saturn in your chart, it is none another a power of balance, gifted as in the form of placement of Exalted Saturn, eventually, you can conquer any fight or battle with deep wisdom, with the power of balanced life approach and perfect balanced motion. More the motion is slow with consistent speed more you can monitor your life mistakes and more you can put restrictions on yourself for better achievements in goal. The Greatest power will be you can help others via you deep wisdom attained via balanced and perfect motion by guiding them, by realizing their root mistake, by pinpointing their weaknesses.
Power of Ring in Saturn is for judgment, wisdom, deep observation power, wide Vision, the gift of monitoring karma’s, judgment of being right and wrong.
In General, life, if we have the balance we can take better steps and decisions, clarity of thoughts will be more with clear and precise vision, One can take all pro and cons into consideration before any decisions or judgment For  e.g when the ring is attached to a coin and if we try to rotate or revolve that coin with the ring attached to it, we can see that, in starting the weight of the ring will try to imbalance or slow down the motion but once it achieves its perfect momentum, balance and consistent speed, slowly but gradually it will pick up the speed in perfect and consistent spin motion, in that slow and balanced motion planet will have maximum ChestaBala and speed will keep on increasing and later we can also observe that the motion will be in perfects shape and in balanced state and when it gets to stop, coin will be having perfect landing without any mistake. Same goes for the Saturn Ring and motion, with the power of this any native can achieve their maximum life goals but with perfection and true balance via the help of motion of Saturn that no can achieve
*Note: Chesta Bala is a motional strength analyzed based on the relative motion of the planets especially in the case of those planets having relatively slow speed those can get maximum Chesta Bala value. Planets those are fast relatively having a low chestabala value. Reason being Slow moving planets can able to focus their energy more on any aspect because they can stay in one place for a maximum time. Therefore it is possible that a relatively fast-moving Saturn can get a low Chesta Bala value in Directional motion rather than in Retrogression motion, while relatively fast-moving Mercury can get a high Chesta Bala during retrogression motion.
Spiritually and philosophically the ring structure of the Saturn also shows about Extra two Aspects (The 3rd and 10th Aspect- Drishti) and controlling nature given to the Lord Saturn for extraordinary duties assigned to him for mankind well being or can be defined as a sharp eye given for deeply monitoring karmic actions of the humans. Its main purpose lies in extra features that are given to the Lord of karma for understanding Restrictions and duties on karmic actions based on the karma of any being. It speaks about the managed and fixed boundaries required for any disciplinary actions.
It speaks about fixed Dedication needed for fulfilling the tasks. Also, shows constant futuristic focus and decisions for those actions and working on it constantly with fixed ideas. These rings structures also show Limitation one can come across in fructifying the actions and how one can manage and work under those fixed boundaries and limitations. It also speaks about fixed boundaries one must have to work in for yielding out better results in the future without crossing it or misusing the power given by the Almighty for accomplishing any tasks. It shows majorly about the strength one has realized with great difficulties in the past’s life and most importantly it talks about a control structure on karmas of Devas, Rakshas and Manshuyas. Even it also indicates about enforced boundaries given for Honest and Balanced judgment to the Lord of the Karama for all the being for their karmic actions by the Godhead of the highest order.

The motion of Saturn as per ancient texts and Astronomy:

According to Khandakhadyaka and Surya Siddhanta of Varahamihira, Shani completes 146,564 revolutions on its own axis every 4,320,000 earth years, an Epicycle of Apsis as 60 degrees, and had an apogee (aphelia) of 240 degrees in 499 CE; while another manuscript of Surya Siddhanta revises the revolutions to 146,568, the apogee to 236 degrees and 37 seconds and the Epicycle to about 49 degrees.                                         (Source: Wikipedia)
Surya Siddhanta 10,765 days, 18 hours, 33 minutes, 13.6 seconds
Siddhanta Shiromani

10,765 days, 19 hours, 33 minutes, 56.5 seconds

Astronomically, Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second-largest in the Solar System, after Jupiter. It is a gas (Vayu Tatva – Sharpe Intelligence) giant with an average radius (Wisdom) about nine times that of Earth.Although it has only one-eighth the average density of Earth, with its larger volume Saturn is just over 95 times (Power of control) more massive.It has a deep impact on the air system of the body and sharp influence on all sort of Mundane activities and desires. that’s why its effects more on the root chakra of the body.

 

Some Scientific Facts and hypothesis Based on Saturn Magnetic force

Magnetic field and Influence: 

Scientifically Saturn has a magnetic field (Power of Attraction and controlling any Jeeva for enforcing duties and responsibilities) about 578 times more powerful than the Earth’s, that shows the power, and force of attraction (Gravity) which is impossible to count, further shows the impact and controlling nature it possesses toward Rest of planetary structure from Mercury to Jupiter. This shows any Moving and rotating body circulation motion has a deep role in impacting any nearby celestial body within its range.
The thing is how huge celestial bodies floating in solar system effects so badly that we cannot think more than from it. Well, the answer lies in understanding the solar magnetic forces or currents they produce and how they influence, which keep on affecting any particle in contact with these huge celestial bodies.
According to the “Swami Abhedananda”  as explained in Heliocentric science, Effects of the planets upon on earth are the results of the certain vibrations, frequencies and circulatory motions of their bodies. These vibrations usually travel’s in an outer space from all the direction and strike the sun like a telegraphic signals those keep coming to the receiver end (Here sun is acting as the source of accepting and reflecting back those waves and signals) and in the same way sun strike back or reflect those telegraphic waves in all the direction to the sender ends. Here both the Sun and rest of the planets are acting like a communication channel, whereas rest of the planets act like Transponder and the sun is acting like as the receiver who keep on responding those signals from outer space. These vibrations always coming from the other planetary ends in a regular manner in the medium of “Ether” and keep beating on the atmosphere of the sun.when they Strike to the surface of the sun they cannot penetrate through the sun, in return they reflected back and goes in every direction and strike to all other planets including earth too.
These waves or vibrations are like magnetic current traveling everywhere in the solar surface and it has influence of each and every planet and they keep on sending this current  to the sun, and sun keep on sending back these influences to other planets in all the directions and these currents keep on traveling from one planet to the other planet affecting weather surface, Mental and physical conditions of the human beings living on those planets. Larger the planet is located much powerful would be the magnetic current it has to send back to the sun and after coming back from the sun it gets magnetized by the solar atmosphere with much-telling influences on the human mind, weather, atmosphere and physical conditions of the human being.
These solar magnetic currents or waves of energy produce force and vitality and they are reflected upon the earth from every direction. Every planetary current has a much-telling influence on the human mind and body. Then Sun send it back to the medium of ether in the same way to  the earth via its radiation, It has everything including light, Sound, different wavelength of color, heat, Pran Shakti, Vitality, power, force and other telling influences those are gathered from the rest of the planets in certain wavelengths and they get mixed up with heat and light of the sun.
Our ancient seers and astronomers studied these patterns very well and then they understood that’s why human beings are more or less affected by the influence of each planet motion.
Because of the quick motion of the Mercury around the sun, it produces a much-telling influence on the human mind and brain functionality as it waves get much magnetized by the sun and in result vibration of the mercury produces quickness, Activity, changeableness, Hilarity, wittiness and brilliant intelligence. and it has also been observed that these vibrations also produces different forms too, its vibrations are very quick and shorter in nature, that’s why its goes quick and back in a much shorter period. The result will be it has a much shorter influence on the human mind and body during its transitory and retrogression motion. Same way Venus has a bit slower vibrations and it’s in a pleasant form.

 

It produces a soothing and harmonious influence on the human mind as well as on the weather too, and whenever Venus vibrations strike to anyone it produces harmonic vibrations around heart chakra those helps in a healthy relationship with any other being. Jupiter Has much longer, powerful but slower vibrations due to its slow motion and much broader surface and it produces vast and huge waves around earth helps in harmonic growth around human mind and body and when it strikes to the sun it gets harmonized by the sun and same it is reflected back to the surface of earth it has much-telling influence on the mind and it affects more on the Spiritual ground affecting human mind in a most positive way because it has much smoother and harmonic relationship with the medium of the waves (The Ether – Akash Tattva).
As it is very huge in size and largest among all it has a tremendous power of influence on the human mind, body and the surface of the earth weather condition. It has the quality of absorbing everything and when it strikes to the human mind it gives healthy and powerful vitality force to the human body and absorbs every negativity around it. Now coming to the Saturn, it has very long, heaviest and much slower vibrations than any of the planets in the solar system and its waves and vibrations are very powerful and strong and it produces disintegrating influence on the human mind and body. Each of these different vibrations coming from different planets having different wavelength produces different effects in human system and characteristics of the human too. Saturn being much slower in motion for longer period, its magnetic current has much influence on the inner side of the body and has more influence on the bone and flesh of the human being and its vibrations produce more a restriction on a person or its activity and have more of all kind of disintegrating effects on human body with diseases connected with it.

Orbit & rotation

Average distance from the Sun: 885,904,700 miles (1,426,725,400 km) which is 9.53707 times that of Earth.Solar Waves take much time to reach earth surface that’s the only reason it has an effect for a much longer period and same it has Dasha period for a much longer period.Perihelion (closest approach to Sun): 838,519,000 miles (1,349,467,000 km) which is 9.177 times that of Earth.Because of this reason, it has the highest impact on the human mind and with the help of slow motion, it can attain maximum Chesta Bala in either direct or in retrogression motion.
Aphelion (farthest distance from sun): 934,530,000 miles (1,503,983,000 km) which is 9.886 times that of Earth.

Regards,

Rakesh Jamwal

Source: The Heliocentric Science by Swami Abhedananda 

Mahishasura Mardini Stotram, Benefits, Meaning, for killing arrogance: An Astrological compendium to understand goddess durga and nine planets

Understanding Mahishasura Mardini Stotram, Benefits, Meaning, for killing arrogance: An Astrological compendium to understand goddess Durga and nine planets


Introduction

Goddess Durga and Devi Mahatmyam

Mahishasura Mardini stotram is based on Devi mahatmyam in which Devi takes the forms of Durga in Chandika Form to slay Mahishasura. This stotra is said to have been composed or been dedicated to Ramakrishna Kavi as well as Sri Adi Shankaracharya both. Detailed Story of Mahisasura is available in Durga Saptashati in chapter 2,3 and 4 and also can be found in Devi Mahatamaya or Devi Bhagwati puraan. Mahisahasura Mardini is the stotra of Maa Duraga Narrated in Chandi path in Durga Sapatashati. This stotra is named Mhishasura Mardini as Maa Durga has defeated demon Mahisasura while taking chandi form. Maa Durga is the primitive source of all power as she is Shakti avtaar; she is residing with much qualities and powers and known by various names. Story begins when Mahishasura the king of Asura got boon from Lord Bramha and defeated all Devas and driven them out of Heaven.

Mahishasura Mardini Stotra Reciting Benefits:

 

 


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-Maa Durga is an Adi Shakti who conquers all the fears inside any soul, who kills anger, grudge , rage and ego to driven away all the negativity reside in mind, body and soul. To get Blessings of Maa Durga one need to surrender toward her totally, then she will able to purify the devotee in her own way. To gain the powers of Maa Durga to win in any battle or conquer any fear or challenge , reciting Mahishasura Mardini regularly with much devotion is a blessing. Devi Maa will help you to win the Battle and gives victory in all your Work. Reciting Mahishasura Mardini will overwhelm all sorrows from your Life. You will be blessed by Powers of Maa Durga as she defeat demon Mahisasura. You can read Mahishasura Mardini also at your home.This stotram has vital role with Navaratri festival when devotees worship Maa durga in 9 forms  of Durga , as it contains the key message of Sri Chandi Path.
Sri Chandi Saptasati path  tell us the  story of how Divine Mother ( Maa Durga or Mahamaya)  took physical form in chandi avtaar in order to destroy the demon Mahishasura, who was terrorising the Devas and all the humans. According to traditional Story, the battle of Maa chandi with Mahishasura happened during the nine days of Navaratri and finally ended with Mother’s victory on the 10th Day called as Vijayadasami, the day following Navaratri.
Thus, when we perform devotion throughout the Navaratri festival, Mother comes and battles all the forces of negativity in our own hearts and minds  to purify our mind, body and soul. On the auspicious day of Vijayadasami, She is completely victorious as we are freed from millions of sins and forms of negativity those are hidden in our mind. chanting Sri Mahishasura Mardini Stotram throughout Navaratri, helps to invoking the divine Mother to come and destroy all of our negativity within us.This sacred and beautiful stotram has the power to destroy all the  negativity residing within us.

Mahishasura Mardini Stotram or Mahishasur Maridhini Sloka is a very powerful and popular stotra of Goddess Durga in the praise of divine mother written by Guru Adi Sankaracharya after Saundarya lahiri ( Praising the beauty of Maa Parvathi). Devotees Should chant this for victory over calamities and mitigation of their negative karma.

The essence of Mahishasura Mardini Stotram

 


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Astrologically Bull symbolises the Mahisasura which signifies over ambition, Aggression, over confidence, Power, Unpredictable nature, Perseverance and male Fertility. it is a symbol of fertility through sacrifice.Bull being a Taurus sign seen for the arrogance (bully nature), direction-less ambitions, fighting nature, hunger for power, pride and excessive sexual desires those are uncontrollable for any being if it is being afflicted by the Nodes and Rajasic Planets.  Symbolically bull is masculine in nature so there is an implication of the bull signifies strength,valor , over aggression and male fertilisation, the more you preserve the fertility more you have strength, valor and courage to fight and more you can balance your mundane desires those are moving aimlessly or direction less in nature. The more you loose Veera (the Male fertility) , more you loose control over you anger, balance and the more you feel weak internally and physically.  Historically it is a symbol of fighting ability and male fertility that gives valor and magnanimity.In Spiritual Reality, over sexual desires leads to higher passion, Aggression, and loose control of temper for every men, ultimately it  will leads to many weaknesses which generates fear of losing power inside any soul which is symbolically represented by the Mahishasura, is a  Bull (Taurus) that shows to get anything in any cost and The goddess Chandika (Rising Moon in Shuakal Pakasha ) represents the trans-formative and filtering power and with the help of divine mother force any men can conquer  their asuric tendencies as seen in the form Mahishasura in them. In Vedic Trends Chanda or chandals represents those who are mean , having higher passion, anger prone, or cruelty in their nature. Logically they shows animalistic and impurity in soul.

When such qualities are in excessive quantities it is called as called chandalas or those who lives in Tamas Guna means considered as impure, devoid of pure energy required to reach higher chakras.  Mahaishasura as The buffalo represents brutality and vile human nature.Two horns signifies the evil hidden in creation. This is the reason why the battle between Maa Chandika and Mahisha asura is symbolism  of the battle between good and evil.Even it also shows the transformative process human beings can purify their animalistic sexual nature present in mind and body and only divine mother has that capability to turn a animal into human. One, who aspire to purify their minds and bodies should unconditionally surrender  to Divine Mother durga, surrendering unconditionally to her would take up the responsibility of your life and transform you miraculously.Thus, Reciting Mahisasura Mardini and reading about the story of Mahisasura represents the deeper and a higher spiritual lessons for those are  seeking liberation.

Those who are facing trouble in controlling higher desires and passions because of the animalistic nature (tamas) in mind and body and always feel restless, lack of peace and instability in their spiritual practice, they should pray to the Mother Goddess  Durga to transform them into a positive person with the preponderance of sattva Guna. The Divine Mother will help you to control your animalistic passions and become a divine and pious person even She will helps you in destroying your evil karma to move further in the path of higher liberation or mukti from all mundane desires.

Maa Durga and story of Mahishasura


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Story of Battle between Maa Durga and Mahisahsura  lying from the Deva and Asura Sangram when Devas were defeated by the Asuras and they were controlling by the Demons. Thousands of years ago, there was a Demon called Mahishasura. He was part demon and part buffalo born from the union of the Asura Rambha and Beautiful female Buffalo Mahisi actually the princess Shyamala cursed to be a buffalo.

Later Mahishasura meditated for thousands of years so he could please Lord Brahma and in return be blessed with immortality and power. After much penance,  Lord Brahma came to him and said, “I am very pleased with your devotion. Ask me any boon that you desire.”

The arrogant Mahishasura said, “Lord, I don’t want any man or God to be able to kill me and only i can be killed  by a women.”

Armed with this boon, Mahishasura considered himself immortal, as no man or God could lay hands on him. He went berserk. In his rage and pride, he practically destroyed the Earth. The lands were soon covered in his darkness and his massacres were widespread. Not only that, he chased away the Gods out of heaven.

Scared, the Gods went running to Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva and narrated their misfortune.They pleaded for protection and said that if something was not done soon, the heavens and the earth and all the beings there, would be destroyed.The lords Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva were hopping mad. They conferred for a moment. And then they held each other and started to radiate a blinding light. A light never seen before. A light so bright, that even the sun paled in comparison. Seeing this, the other Gods also joined in and the light shone even brighter. Out of this beautiful light, was born the ten armed Goddess Durga, the embodiment of Adi Shakti.

Being a woman, there was nothing stopping Goddess Durga from killing Mahishasura, as his boon only protected him from men and Gods. Such was the cunning and smartness of Lord Brahma.

One by one the gods approached her and gifted her a dazzling array of weapons.

The mighty Sudarshan chakra was given to her by Lord Vishnu.

Lord Shiva gave her a dangerous Trishul.

She got a Quiver full of arrows from Lord Varuna, the God of the Sea.

Lord Yama, the God of Death, gave her a powerful Sceptre.

Lord Indra, a Thunderbolt, to rattle the earth.

Lord Vishwakarma, the Architect of the Gods, a menacing axe.

Kaal, or Time, gave her a sharp sword.

She got a kamandal, or pitcher, from Lord Brahma.

Agni gifted a flaming dart.

Airavata, Indra’s white elephant, gave Goddess Durga a bell.

Its noise helped her confuse the demons.

The mighty Himalayas gave Goddess Durga a lion to ride upon.

Armed with ten weapons gifted to her by the gods, one for each arm, she looked ready to show Mahishasura who the boss was and went into battle with him.

Maa Durga battled Mahishasura for ten whole days.

On the tenth day, she managed to chop off his head with her sword.

This shows the essence of why Navaratri festival is to be celebrated for 9 days and then in 10th days victory is to be celebrated after defeating and slaying the demon.

(Source: http://mocomi.com/)

Astrological Importance of Devotion of Maa Durga


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In astrological importance Worshipping of the Maa Durga and Maha Kali has dependent on the phases of Moon ( 4th house – House of aspiration for Bhakti Marg and Moksh) and Moon being Karka of Mother represented by the Divine Mother and Goddess Devi Bhagwati (Durga).  Strength of the moon in Natal chart in between the two phases shows which which Form of the divine mother helping us in conquering our desires, and we should seek divine blessings to kill our Demon in resides in our mind, body and soul.When Moon is stronger in Shukla pakasha  is well placed in chart it shows the blessings of  Mother Durga and when Moon is weak or debilitated in Krishna Paksha it shows the form of Bhadra kali or blessings of Maa Kali to conquer the negative traits those are controlled by mind.

One can worship Goddess Durga/Kali based on the position of the moon in natal, Karkamsa and D20 chart after analysing the paksha bala and influencing of various planets on Moon  :
Below are following information on Form of Divine mother based on Moon signs placements in different signs, as seen in any chart:

1) When Moon is in Aries it  Shows Mother Chamunda (those who kills Chand and Mund, highly aggressive in nature shows nature of Mars with it is with moon).

2) When Moon is in Taurus it shows the motherly figure form of Durga so it should give worshipping of  Maa durga, as rahu Mool trikona sign is taurus.
3) When Moon is in Gemini it also shows Durga when divine Mother helps her devotee to get their budhi in right path as its exaltation sign is Rahu exaltation where one need to seek right devotion rather than moving toward unrighteous path.
4)  When moon is in Cancer it shows Goddess Kali, the natural House of Kali when mother sits in the natural sign of Moksha and bhakti and aspires devotee toward true devotion to sacrifice all the comforts and seek dark deity in motherly form for mukti and bhakti.
5) Moon in Leo shows the form of Kali who is in fierce form ready to burn the Kundalini of devotee in right path for perfect Sadhana.6) When Moon is in Virgo it shows the  Durga who is intelligent enough to guide the devotee budhi in right dharmic and Karmic path.7) When Moon is in  Libra it shows the form of Kali who is encouraging the devotee the follow the path of right dharma when it is a matter of Karmic relations.

8) When moon is in Scorpio it shows the form of  Kali as moon start getting weaker in this sign where Dark energies rises too in this sign, so to get protection from those energies worshipping kali is always best suggested in Asthami tithi in Krishna pakasha. Astrologically its Ketu own sign too.

9) When Moon is in Sagittarius it also shows the form of  Kali where devotees are in deep sadhana for awakening their kundalini Shakti for getting higher spiritual and dharmic wisdom. Astrologically Ketu gets exaltated here.

10) When Moon is in Capricorn it shows the form of  Kali where she sits in Shamshaan where devotes aspires for getting the siddh sadhana or blessings in their path. Devotees here are very good in sadhana too. Here goddess kali guides devotees toward right path for moksha.

11) When Moon is in Aquarius it shows the form of Durga the own mooltrikona sign of  Rahu where Mother durga kills the internal Kama,  hidden desires those are hurdles in the path of true wisdom and true spirituality. Here devotees need to surrender their desires in order to get blessings from Maa durga.

12) when Moon is in Pisces it shows the form  Kali, the Mool-trikona sign  of Ketu where divine mother aspires devotees toward moving in the path of Moksha and for understanding true sadhna and diving deep in bhakti and spirituality.

For understanding the true nature of  Divine mother as Natural Ishata from Natal chart one need to check the relation of Moon with other planets in D1, D9 ( trines from Karkamsa) and D20 chart ( Moon and trines/lord from D20 lagana). Most important relation or influence with the 5th house/Lord is most important in understanding which Deity is influencing us in our bhakti marg it could be of Shiva, Gauri or Vishnu but when that planet is influenced by the Moon it changes its form in Devi form (Either Durga/Kali, depending on Pakasha bala of moon). For e.g If  Moon is placed in the 5th house influenced by mars  then it shows the form of  Chamunda. When Moon is influenced  with the Saturn then it shows the form of  Kali. When Moon is with Ketu house in 5th house or it is being influenced by the Ketu or  it is placed in sign of Mars it also shows Kali. When Moon is placed with Rahu either in 5th or trines to lagana it shows the form of  Durga. Even Rahu alone in 5th house shows the form of Durga as Natural deity in chart. The Same principal we can See from trine from Karka amsa too, When Moon, Saturn, Mars or Rahu falls in trine from Karkamasa it also shows the form of devi depending on the which sign they are placed. Usually Watery signs shows the Devi form and Fiery  and Dual Signs shows Vishnu form as Natural Deity but  before approaching to natural deity one must need to thoroughly analyse the D20 chart. Even Placement of Venus with Rahu or Moon also shows form of Maha-maya as in  Maha-laxmi form or can say one of Shakti peeth of Devi. When  Moon is  influenced by Mercury it shows the form of  Tripura Sundari  or form of Lalita Devi.

 

Even we can further Divides Goddess Durga 9 forms in different planets as worshipped during Navratri.

1) Sun Shows worshiping of  Shailputri
2) Moon Shows gauri
3) Mars shows form of  Skanda Mata
4) Mercury shows form of  Katyayani Mata
5) Jupiter shows form of  Brahmacharini
6) Venus shows form of  Kushmandi
7) Saturn shows fierce form of  Kalaratri
8) Rahu shows  Chandraganta

9) Ketu shows Siddhidatri
Now, coming to main essence of Reciting Mahishsura Mardini Stotra helps one to get victory over all difficulties in life. So, here is the stotra for same as translated by S.N Sastri composed by Adi Shankaracharya.
Mahishasura Mardini Stotram

 

 

(English translation by S.N.Sastri)
अयि गिरिनन्दिनि नन्दितमेदिनि विश्वविनोदिनि नन्दिनुते
गिरिवरविन्ध्यशिरोऽधिनिवासिनि विष्णुविलासिनि जिष्णुनुते ।

 

भगवति हे शितिकण्ठकुटुम्बिनि भूरिकुटुम्बिनि भूरिकृते

 

जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ १ ॥

 

1. O Daughter of the Mountain, who delight the earth, who make the whole universe enjoy, who are praised by Nandikesvara, who dwell on the summit of the king of mountains, the Vindhyas, who took the form of the consort of Vishnu (as Lakshmi), who are praised by Indra, O consort of Siva (the blue-necked), who have innumerable families, who are the Creatrix of the whole universe, who slew the demon Mahisha, who have charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.

सुरवरवर्षिणि दुर्धरधर्षिणि दुर्मुखमर्षिणि हर्षरते
त्रिभुवनपोषिणि शङ्करतोषिणि किल्बिषमोषिणि घोषरते

 

दनुजनिरोषिणि दितिसुतरोषिणि दुर्मदशोषिणि सिन्धुसुते

 

जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ २ ॥

2. O Daughter of the Mountain, who delight Indra, who crushed the demon Durdhara, who subdued Durmukha, who are immersed in bliss, who nourish all the three worlds, who make Sankara happy, who remove all sins, who delight in celebration, who are angry with Asuras, who destroy evil pride, who destroyed the demon Durdama, who was born as the daughter of the ocean (as Lakshmi), who have charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.

 

अयि जगदम्ब मदम्ब कदम्ब वनप्रियवासिनि हासरते
शिखरि शिरोमणि तुङ्गहिमलय शृङ्गनिजालय मध्यगते ।


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मधुमधुरे मधुकैटभगञ्जिनि कैटभभञ्जिनि रासरते

 

जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ ३ ॥

3. O Mother of the universe, who enjoy dwelling in Kadambavana, who is anointed with perfume, who sport a gentle smile, who dwell in Your abode on the peak of the lofty Himalaya mountain, the crest-jewel among mountains, who enjoy the sweetness of honey, who slew Madhu and Kaitabha, who destroy all sins, who delight in the Raasa dance, who crushed Mahishasura, who have charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.

अयि शतखण्ड विखण्डितरुण्ड वितुण्डितशुण्द गजाधिपते
रिपुगजगण्ड विदारणचण्ड पराक्रमशुण्ड मृगाधिपते ।

 

निजभुजदण्ड निपातितखण्ड विपातितमुण्ड भटाधिपते

 

जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ ४ ॥

 

4. You who eliminated Dhoomralochana and hundreds pf Dhoomras by a mere ‘humkaara’, who slew in battle numerous Raktabijas who rose up from the blood of Raktabija who was weakened in the fight, and, wonder of wonders, who slew in a mighty battle Sumbha, Nisumbha, and the arrogant leaders of the ghosts, who have charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.

अयि रणदुर्मद शत्रुवधोदित दुर्धरनिर्जर शक्तिभृते
चतुरविचार धुरीणमहाशिव दूतकृत प्रमथाधिपते ।

 

दुरितदुरीह दुराशयदुर्मति दानवदुत कृतान्तमते

 

जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ ५ ॥

 

5. You who cut down with the weapon known as ‘Satakhanda’ the heads and trunks of mighty elephants, whose mount is the powerful lion which killed the elephants of the enemy with severe blows on their necks, who killed the ferocious generals of the army of Bhandasura with blows by
your hand, You who have charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the  Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.

अयि शरणागत वैरिवधुवर वीरवराभय दायकरे
त्रिभुवनमस्तक शुलविरोधि शिरोऽधिकृतामल शुलकरे ।

 

दुमिदुमितामर धुन्दुभिनादमहोमुखरीकृत दिङ्मकरे

 

जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ ६ ॥

 

6. You whose clinging bangles shine by contact with your body in the festival of the battle with bows, whose enemies are killed by blows on the back of their necks with the weapon known as ‘Sringa’ which is resplendent like gold and yellow in colour, and adorns your hip, You whohave charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.
अयि निजहुङ्कृति मात्रनिराकृत धूम्रविलोचन धूम्रशते
समरविशोषित शोणितबीज समुद्भवशोणित बीजलते ।

 

शिवशिवशुम्भ निशुम्भमहाहव तर्पितभूत पिशाचरते

 

जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ ७ ॥

 

7. O You whose might remains unbearable even after the burden has been removed by the slaying of arrogant enemies in battle, who made Siva Your messenger—Siva who is foremost in the art of discriminating between right and wrong, who slew the demon messenger who was sinful, cruel, and evil-minded, You who have charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.
धनुरनुषङ्ग रणक्षणसङ्ग परिस्फुरदङ्ग नटत्कटके
कनकपिशङ्ग पृषत्कनिषङ्ग रसद्भटशृङ्ग हताबटुके ।

 

कृतचतुरङ्ग बलक्षितिरङ्ग घटद्बहुरङ्ग रटद्बटुके

 

जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ ८ ॥

 

8. You whose hands gave protection and boons to the brave husbands of the women in the enemy’s camp who surrendered themselves to You, who wield in Your hand for the slaying of enemies the sanctified trident which removes the sorrows of all the three worlds, who make the quarters resound with the divine musical instrument known as ‘Dundubhi’, You who have charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.
सुरललना ततथेयि तथेयि कृताभिनयोदर नृत्यरते
कृत कुकुथः कुकुथो गडदादिकताल कुतूहल गानरते ।

 

धुधुकुट धुक्कुट धिंधिमित ध्वनि धीर मृदंग निनादरते

 

जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ ९ ॥

 

9. You whose praises are sung by people ever eager to praise You with charming words like ‘victory to You’, who captivate even Siva, the Lord of all beings with the clinging sound of Your anklets, who are fond of dancing with Siva in the sport in which He dances as Ardhanareeswara, You who have charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.
जय जय जप्य जयेजयशब्द परस्तुति तत्परविश्वनुते
झणझणझिञ्झिमि झिङ्कृत नूपुरशिञ्जितमोहित भूतपते ।

 

नटित नटार्ध नटी नट नायक नाटितनाट्य सुगानरते

 

जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ १० ॥

 

10. You who are supremely lustrous and decorated by the flowers in the form of the charming minds of the good, who shine like the moon for the lotuses in a lotus-pond, the movement of whose charming eyes gives the impression of hovering bees, You who have charming locks of hair, O
Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.
अयि सुमनःसुमनःसुमनः सुमनःसुमनोहरकान्तियुते
श्रितरजनी रजनीरजनी रजनीरजनी करवक्त्रवृते ।

 

सुनयनविभ्रमर भ्रमरभ्रमर भ्रमरभ्रमराधिपते

 

जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ ११ ॥

 

11. You who are fond of the sport in the form of a mighty battle against groups of mighty warriors, who are surrounded by hunters who build their huts with creepers and forest tribes known as Mallikas, Jhillikas and Bhillikas, whose body is soft like the beautiful tender red leaf, You
who have charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.
सहितमहाहव मल्लमतल्लिक मल्लितरल्लक मल्लरते
विरचितवल्लिक पल्लिकमल्लिक झिल्लिकभिल्लिक वर्गवृते ।

 

शितकृतफुल्ल समुल्लसितारुण तल्लजपल्लव सल्ललिते

 

जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ १२ ॥

12. You whose gait is like that of a well-nourished lordly elephant in rut along whose cheeks there is an abundant flow of ichor, You who took the form of Goddess Lakshmi, the daughter of the ocean of milk which is the place of origin of the moon which is the eternal ornament of the three worlds, who captivate even Manmatha who captivates the minds of beautiful women full of desire, You who have charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.

अविरलगण्ड गलन्मदमेदुर मत्तमतङ्गजराजपते
त्रिभुवनभूषण भूतकलानिधि रूपपयोनिधि राजसुते ।

 

अयि सुदतीजन लालसमानस मोहन मन्मथराजसुते

 

जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ १३ ॥

 

13. O You whose forehead is incomparable and is lustrous like a tender beautiful lotus petal, who are the repository of all kinds of dances and are like the gently cooing swan, in whose hair there is an array of bees, whose hair is adorned with a garland of beautiful flowers, You who have charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.
कमलदलामल कोमलकान्ति कलाकलितामल भाललते
सकलविलास कलानिलयक्रम केलिचलत्कल हंसकुले ।

 

अलिकुलसङ्कुल कुवलयमण्डल मौलिमिलद्बकुलालिकुले

 

जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ १४ ॥

 

14. You who put to shame even the koel with the sweet tunes spreading out from Your flute, who move about among the creepers in the Kailasa mountain, who enjoy the dances of Your divine damsels and various other sports, You who have charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.
करमुरलीरव वीजितकूजित लज्जितकोकिल मञ्जुमते
मिलितपुलिन्द मनोहरगुञ्जित रञ्जितशैल निकुञ्जगते ।

 

निजगणभूत महाशबरीगण सद्गुणसम्भृत केलितले

 

जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ १५ ॥

 

15. You set at nought even the splendour of the moon with the charm of your reddish body, black locks of hair and the yellow robe worn around the waist, whose toe-nails shine with the resplendence of the gems in the crowns of the gods and asuras who prostrate before You, whose high breasts quiver as if by the force of the torrents of water flowing down from the summits of the Meru mountain which was conquered by Lord Siva, You who have charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.
कटितटपीत दुकूलविचित्र मयुखतिरस्कृत चन्द्ररुचे
प्रणतसुरासुर मौलिमणिस्फुर दंशुलसन्नख चन्द्ररुचे

 

जितकनकाचल मौलिमदोर्जित निर्भरकुञ्जर कुम्भकुचे

 

जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ १६ ॥

 

16. You who by Your splendour defeat even the sun with thousands of rays, You who are prostrated to by the sun god with his thousands of rays, You who were praised by the son of Tarakasura after that asura was killed by Your son Lord Subrahmanya in the battle between the gods and Tarakasura when the gods were defeated, You who were pleased with the chanting of mantras by the royal sage Suratha and the Vaisya named Samadhi who was himself like samadhi and who prayed for nirvikalpa samadhi, You who have charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.
विजितसहस्रकरैक सहस्रकरैक सहस्रकरैकनुते
कृतसुरतारक सङ्गरतारक सङ्गरतारक सूनुसुते ।

 

सुरथसमाधि समानसमाधि समाधिसमाधि सुजातरते ।

 

जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ १७ ॥

 

17. Whoever constantly worships Your lotus feet, You who are the abode of compassion and who are auspiciousness itself, he will certainly be endowed with all prosperity. O Goddess Parvati, I who always meditate on Your lotus feet looking upon them as my ultimate refuge will certainly get it. O Goddess Lakshmi, who bestow everything on devotees, You who have charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.
पदकमलं करुणानिलये वरिवस्यति योऽनुदिनं सुशिवे
अयि कमले कमलानिलये कमलानिलयः स कथं न भवेत् ।

 

तव पदमेव परम्पदमित्यनुशीलयतो मम किं न शिवे

 

जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ १८ ॥

 

18. Whoever sprinkles the sacred precincts of Your abode with water from a golden pot will attain the position of Indra by Your grace. O consort of Lord Siva, I take refuge at Your holy feet. Deign to bless me with all prosperity, You who have charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.
कनकलसत्कलसिन्धुजलैरनुषिञ्चति तेगुणरङ्गभुवम्
भजति स किं न शचीकुचकुम्भतटीपरिरम्भसुखानुभवम् ।

 

तव चरणं शरणं करवाणि नतामरवाणि निवासि शिवम्

 

जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ १९ ॥

 

19. Whoever repeatedly meditates on Your divine face adorned by the crescent moon, will he ever be rejected by beautiful women like those in Indra’s abode? O most valued treasure of Siva, why do You not fulfill my wishes, You who have charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.
तव विमलेन्दुकुलं वदनेन्दुमलं सकलं ननु कूलयते
किमु पुरुहूतपुरीन्दु मुखी सुमुखीभिरसौ विमुखीक्रियते ।

 

मम तु मतं शिवनामधने भवती कृपया किमुत क्रियते

 

जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ २० ॥

 

20. O Goddess Uma, deign to bestow on me also Your compassion, You who are always inclined to shower compassion on the weak, O Goddess Rama, may You be hailed as the Mother of the universe. You are my mother also. I too am Your son. You may reject my prayer if it is not proper. Deign to remove my sorrow.
अयि मयि दीन दयालुतया कृपयैव त्वया भवितव्यमुमे
अयि जगतो जननी कृपयासि यथासि तथानुमितासिरते ।

 

यदुचितमत्र भवत्युररीकुरुतादुरुतापमपाकुरुते

 

जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ २१ ॥

 


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21. (Salutations to the Divine Mother) You Must Bestow Your Grace on Me, O Mother Uma, Who is Compassionate to the Miserable. O Mother of the Universe; Just as Your Grace is Showered (on the Devotees), In the Same Manner are Your Arrows Scattered (on the Enemies). Please do Whatever is Appropriate at this time, O Worshipful Mother, to Remove My Sorrows and Afflictions which has become Difficult for me to bear. Victory to You, the Destroyer of the Demon Mahishasura, Who has Beautiful Locks of Hair and Who is the Daughter of the Mountain.

Here is the English  Pronunciation for same :

Ayi Giri-Nandini Nandita-Medini Vishva-Vinodini Nandi-Nute
Giri-Vara-Vindhya-Shiro-[A]dhi-Nivaasini Vissnnu-Vilaasini Jissnnu-Nute |
Bhagavati He Shiti-Kannttha-Kuttumbini Bhuri-Kuttumbini Bhuri-Krte
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 1 ||

Suravara-Varssinni Durdhara-Dharssinni Durmukha-Marssinni Harssa-Rate
Tribhuvana-Possinni Shangkara-Tossinni Kilbissa-Mossinni Ghossa-Rate
Danuja-Nirossinni Diti-Suta-Rossinni Durmada-Shossinni Sindhu-Sute
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 2 ||

Ayi Jagad[t]-Amba Mad-Amba Kadamba Vana-Priyavaasini Haasa-Rate
Shikhari Shiro-Manni Tungga-Himalaya Shrngga-Nija-[Aa]laya Madhya-Gate |
Madhu-Madhure Madhu-Kaittabha-Gan.jini Kaittabha-Bhan.jini Raasa-Rate
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 3 ||

Ayi Shata-Khanndda Vikhannddita-Runndda Vitunnddita-Shunnda Gaja-[A]dhipate
Ripu-Gaja-Ganndda Vidaaranna-Canndda Paraakrama-Shunndda Mrga-[A]dhipate |
Nija-Bhuja-Danndda Nipaatita-Khanndda Vipaatita-Munndda Bhatta-[A]dhipate
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 4 ||

Ayi Ranna-Durmada Shatru-Vadho[a-U]dita Durdhara-Nirjara Shakti-Bhrte
Catura-Vicaara Dhuriinna-Mahaashiva Duuta-Krta Pramatha-[A]dhipate |
Durita-Duriiha Duraashaya-Durmati Daanava-Duta Krtaanta-Mate
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 5 ||

Ayi Sharannaagata Vairi-Vadhuvara Viiravara-[A]bhaya Daaya-Kare
Tribhuvana-Mastaka Shula-Virodhi Shiro-[A]dhikrta-[A]mala Shula-Kare |
Dumi-Dumi-Taamara Dhundubhi-Naadam-Aho-Mukhariikrta Dingma-Kare
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 6 ||

Ayi Nija-Hungkrti Maatra-Niraakrta Dhumravilocana Dhumra-Shate
Samara-Vishossita Shonnita-Biija Samudbhava-Shonnita Biija-Late |
Shiva-Shiva-Shumbha Nishumbha-Mahaahava Tarpita-Bhuta Pishaaca-Rate
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 7 ||

Dhanur-Anussangga Ranna-Kssanna-Sangga Parisphurad-Angga Nattat-Kattake
Kanaka-Pishangga Prssatka-Nissangga Rasad-Bhatta-Shrngga Hataa-Battuke |
Krta-Caturangga Bala-Kssiti-Rangga Ghattad-Bahu-Rangga Rattad-Battuke
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 8 ||

Sura-Lalanaa Tatatheyi Tatheyi Krta-Abhinayo-[U]dara Nrtya-Rate
Krta Kukuthah Kukutho Gaddadaadika-Taala Kutuuhala Gaana-Rate |
Dhudhukutta Dhukkutta Dhimdhimita Dhvani Dhiira Mrdamga Ninaada-Rate
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 9 ||

Jaya Jaya Japya Jaye-Jaya-Shabda Para-Stuti Tat-Para-Vishva-Nute
Jhanna-Jhanna-Jhin.jhimi Jhingkrta Nuupura-Shin.jita-Mohita Bhuuta-Pate |
Nattita Nattaardha Nattii Natta Naayaka Naattita-Naattya Su-Gaana-Rate
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 10 ||

Ayi Sumanah-Sumanah-Sumanah Sumanah-Sumanohara-Kaanti-Yute
Shrita-Rajanii Rajanii-Rajanii Rajanii-Rajanii Kara-Vaktra-Vrte |
Sunayana-Vi-Bhramara Bhramara-Bhramara Bhramara-Bhramara-[A]dhipate
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 11 ||

Sahita-Mahaahava Mallama-Tallika Malli-Tarallaka Malla-Rate
Viracita-Vallika Pallika-Mallika Jhillika-Bhillika Varga-Vrte |
Shita-Krta-Phulla Samullasita-[A]runna Tallaja-Pallava Sal-Lalite
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 12 ||

Avirala-Ganndda Galan-Mada-Medura Matta-Matanggaja-Raaja-Pate
Tri-Bhuvana-Bhuussanna Bhuuta-Kalaanidhi Ruupa-Payo-Nidhi Raaja-Sute |
Ayi Sudatii-Jana Laalasa-Maanasa Mohana Manmatha-Raaja-Sute
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 13 ||

Kamala-Dala-[A]mala Komala-Kaanti Kalaa-Kalita-[A]mala Bhaalalate
Sakala-Vilaasa Kalaa-Nilaya-Krama Keli-Calat-Kala Hamsa-Kule |
Alikula-Sangkula Kuvalaya-Mannddala Mouli-Milad-Bakula-Ali-Kule
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 14 ||

Kara-Muralii-Rava Viijita-Kuujita Lajjita-Kokila Man.ju-Mate
Milita-Pulinda Manohara-Gun.jita Ran.jita-Shaila Nikun.ja-Gate |
Nija-Ganna-Bhuuta Mahaa-Shabarii-Ganna Sad-Gunna-Sambhrta Keli-Tale
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 15 ||

Kattitatta-Piita Dukuula-Vicitra Mayukha-Tiraskrta Candra-Ruce
Prannata-Suraasura Mouli-Manni-Sphura d-Amshula-Sannakha Candra-Ruce
Jita-Kanaka-[A]cala Mouli-Mado[a-Uu]rjita Nirbhara-Kun.jara Kumbha-Kuce
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 16 ||

Vijita-Sahasra-Karaika Sahasra-Karaika Sahasra-Karaika-Nute
Krta-Sura-Taaraka Sanggara-Taaraka Sanggara-Taaraka Suunu-Sute |
Suratha-Samaadhi Samaana-Samaadhi Samaadhi-Samaadhi Sujaata-Rate |
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 17 ||

Pada-Kamalam Karunnaa-Nilaye Varivasyati Yo-[A]nudinam Su-Shive
Ayi Kamale Kamalaa-Nilaye Kamalaa-Nilayah Sa Katham Na Bhavet |
Tava Padam-Eva Param-Padam-Ity-Anushiilayato Mama Kim Na Shive
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 18 ||

Kanaka-Lasat-Kala-Sindhu-Jalair-Anussin.cati Te-Gunna-Rangga-Bhuvam
Bhajati Sa Kim Na Shacii-Kuca-Kumbha-Tattii-Parirambha-Sukha-[A]nubhavam |
Tava Carannam Sharannam Kara-Vaanni Nata-Amara-Vaanni Nivaasi Shivam
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 19 ||

Tava Vimale[a-I]ndu-Kulam Vadane[a-I]ndu-Malam Sakalam Nanu Kuula-Yate
Kimu Puruhuuta-Purii-Indu Mukhii Sumukhiibhir-Asou Vimukhii-Kriyate |
Mama Tu Matam Shiva-Naama-Dhane Bhavatii Krpayaa Kimuta Kriyate
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 20 ||

Ayi Mayi Diina Dayaalu-Tayaa Krpaya-Iva Tvayaa Bhavitavyam-Ume
Ayi Jagato Jananii Krpayaasi Yathaasi Tathanu-mita-Asira-Te |
Yad-Ucitam-Atra Bhavatyurarii-Kurutaa-Duru-Taapam-Apaakurute
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 21 ||

Here is the YouTube link for same: 

 

 

With thanks and Regards,
Rakesh Singh Jamwal
Source and Reference:
Translation by S.N Shashtri
http://mocomi.com

 

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


Herbal Plant/Tree Remedy for Diseases in Anuradha Nakashtras (Saturn Cure):
“Indian Medaller ” or “ The Scared Bakula Tree “
Common Name : Bakula, Bolsari, Maulsarau, Mahilam( Tamil).
Sanskrit : Chirapushpa, Anangaka, Bakula, Chirapushpa, Dhanvi, Gudhpushpa, Kantha, Karuka, Kesha, Mukula, Padyamoda, Sharadika, Sindhugandha, Simhakeshaa, Sthirmukhgandha, Surabhi Tailanga, Varalahdha, Visharada
Commonly Found in : Asia, Australia, Pacific.
Botnaical Name : Mimusops elengi L
Family: Sapotaceae
Vernacular Name: San: Bakula, Madhugandha, Surabhi
Local Names in Languages :
Bengali :Bakul
English :Bakul tree, Spanish cherry, Bullet wood, Asian bullet wood, West India medlar
Gujarati :Barsoli
Hindi :Maulsari मौलसरी
Kannada : Pokkalathu, Ranjal
Konkani : Omval
Malayalam : Elengi, Elenji, Elangi, Ilanni,Bakulam, Mukura, Elanchi
Manipuri : Bokul Lei
Marathi : Bakuli
Others : Bulletwood, Indian Medlar, Bakula, Magizham, Elengi, Pagade Tree’s,Maulsari,Spanish Cherry.
Tamil : Magizhamboo, Magizhamaram, Magizham, Magadam
Urdu : Kirakuli 

Habit: Large tree.
Habitat: Semi evergreen forests.
Status: Common.
Etymology: Madhugandha (sweet fragrance) and Surabhi (pleasant) are due to its sweet-scented flowers.

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

Ancient Sacred Uses and History of Bakula:

This is one of Most celebrated sacred tree found in Hindu Scriptures and Puranas and even placed amongst the flowers of the Hindu Paradise.This tree is even mentioned several time in the Ramayana and considered as flowering tree found in the Gandhamadana forest and it is one of common tree found in the Panchavati growing near the lake in full bloom around Pampa Lake. One of an attractive tree adorning the Ashoka Vatika. Many a time it is used for constructing of Bridge and one of main flowering tree blossom in Lord Rama garden. Even Lord Krishna too celebrated this flowering tree by wearing a garland made of Bakula flowers. The Bakul tree is mentioned frequently in the Mahabharata – Lord Krishna used to play his flute under a Bakul tree and attract the milkmaids of Vrindavan. The ancient Indian sages regarded these trees as gifts from God. Bakul trees are frequently found growing at temple entrances. The Bakula tree, which is considered male, is planted on the right side of the temple entrance, while the chalta tree (Dillenia indica), which is considered female, is planted on the left side. The dense canopy of the Bakul tree provides a cool shade where devotees can sit, talk, relax and meditate. The Bakul flowers are used as offerings to the god. It is one of the 7 Scared trees associated with the Gautam Buddha and also scared to the Jains as it as an Emblem or Naminatha, A Tirthankara, he attained enlightenment under the shade of the Bakula Tree. Bakula flowers are offered to Lord Ganesha during the 21-Pushpa puja. The flowers are considered to be very sacred in Jainism and Buddhism.According to Brihat Samhita, one must plant this sacred tree near houses, Temples and religious places. Kalidasa mentioned this tree as a symbol of love and Beauty as the scent of the flowers of the Bakula resembles wines and the fragrance is linked to the breadth of the young women. Even it doesn’t lose its fragrance in the sun too.It is believed that Bakula flowers bloom when a sweet wine is sprinkled from the mouth of a beautiful woman on them. They are the harbinger of ‘Basant’ or spring in India. The blooming phase of the flowers is from May to June. The flowers are small, about 2 cm in diameter. The flower has a crown coming out from the middle. The flowers would fall by morning, however, the fragrance remains as-it-is. The Bakula Pushpa plant has lots to offer and is also called Indian Medlar or Bulletwood tree when it comes to therapeutic benefits. However, Indians aren’t stranger to their beneficial properties for hair care and skin care. Known as Bakula to us, back home, this tree finds mention in the ancient scriptures of Ayurveda as well as in Kalidas’ Megduta.Natives those are born in Anuradha Nakashtra in moon sign of Scorpio or in Anuradha Ascendant and those having Saturn as Bhadhaka graha or for Capricorn Lagana Where this Nakashtra also falls in Bhadhaka Sign too, should Plant this tree in their surroundings or near houses and they should donate this tree either in any temple or any religious place for curing para-Psychological diseases or troubled by this nakshatra. Even those are born in Anuradha Nakashtra, they should meditate under this tree daily to cure of Negative impact of this Nakashtra in their Mental and physical health.Siddha Bakula tree is a certain tree in Puri in the state of Orissa, India. Under this tree Haridas Thakur, the famous Indian saint sat and chanted the holy names 20 hours daily.
Siddha Bakul Tree In Puri

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

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

 

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

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

(Kapoor, 1990).

Description:


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

Habit :

Large trees up to 35 m tall.

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


Latex white.

Exudates :

Branchlets terete, puberulous when young, later glabrous.
Leaves :
Leaves simple, alternate, spiral; petiole 1-2.5 cm long, glabrous, terete and canaliculate towards apex; pubescent when young, later glabrous; lamina 7-14 x 2.5-7 cm, elliptic-oblong, apex shortly acuminate with blunt tip, base rounded or acute, margin sl
Flowers :
Flowers white, in axillary fascicles; pedicel up to 2 cm.

Fruit & seed :

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

Diseases:

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


Spiritual Solution and Rituals :

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

Ayurvedic Properties of Bakula:

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

Guna (Qualities) :  Guru

Vipaka : Katu (Undergoes Pungent taste after digestion)

Veerya (Potency) : Sheeta

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

Visha : Toxic conditions, poisoningShvitra : leucoderma, vitiligoKrumi : worm infestationDantaroga : tooth decay
 
Medicinal Use:

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


Its Brak is a tonic to treat fevers and is used as mouthwash to protect gums and teeth. A paste of the roots mixed with vinegar is used for swelling on the Face, and a paste made with water is applied to pustular eruptions of the skin and regular chewing of the tender fruits strengthens the teeth.The seeds are used in the preparation of eye drops and antidotes and to treat bowel disorders and the oil extracted from the seed is applied to swelling of the joints, simply this tree is Ramban for Anuradha Nakashtra natives mental and physical diseases.
Bark decoction is used as gargle for toothache and over salivation. It is taken internally for fever. Seed ash is used to brush teeth which strengthen teeth and prevent cavities. Bark decoction is used for mouth ulcers, swellings, also to increase appetite and digestive power.



Flower and fruit decoction is used to wash chronic ulcers. Flower powder is snuffed for running nose. Paste of seed fried in ghee is applied over anus in case of constipation. Bark extract has the property to increase fertility. Fruit pulp is applied for snake bite and headache. Ripe fruits are eaten for easy delivery. Bark decoction is given internally for menstrual disorders and rheumatism. It is also used for venereal diseases. Seed paste is applied for toothache. Twigs are used as toothbrush to prevent tooth decay. Bark and leaf paste is applied for skin diseases and leprosy.
Crushed fruit is applied for toothache. Crushed bark decoction is used as gargle for wounds in gum, loose teeth, gum swelling and bleeding. 6 drops of dried flower powder dissolved in water is poured into nose for repeated headache and running nose. Fruit extract is used for migraine, headache, running nose and mental debility. Bark decoction is used for biliousness, phlegm, dysentery, blood discharge in urine and menstrual problems. Oil extracted from flowers is applied for mental disorders.
Bark decoction is recommended for rheumatism and fever. Leaf paste is applied for furuncles and scabies. Seed oil is applied for eye diseases and taken internally to expel worms.


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

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

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

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

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

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

 
6. Powdered bark is used for curing Tingling sensation of teeth by Massaging it in gums.
7. The decoction of the bark is used for mouthwash Toothache, Tooth Decay, Gum Bleeding, Bad breath, Pyorrhea, Inflammation in the mouth.
8. Bark powder can be used in Toothache.
9. Tender twigs are used for Teeth cleaning and strengthening gums.
10.Unripe fruits are used as masticatory for tightening Loose teeth.11.Fruit pulp is used for Improving fertility in women.12. Ripe fruit can be used promoting delivery. 
13. Leaf juice if taken twice daily with honey can help weak Eyesight.14. Fruit pulp can be used for Chronic diarrhoea.

15. The dried flower powder is used for headache.With thanks and Regards,
Rakesh Singh JamwalSource and Reference:Living Easy With Ayurveda by Dr.B.K.Prashanth M.D (Ayu), Ph.DSacred Plants of India by By Nanditha Krishnahttp://indiabiodiversity.org/specieshttp://www.flowersofindia.netWikipedia