This is an Article Compiled from the chapters of ” Lord Shiva and his worship ” Book Written by Swami Sivananda
Shared for the Knowledge purpose for public benefits to get Detailed view on Lord Shiva by Swami Sivananda Philosophy. As I am deeply infatuated by the Wisdom of the Swami Sivananda on Lord shiva so i have presented his peace of work on Shiva for the people reading interest.Readers can buy the Original Book from the Amazon or flipkart.com
We comprehend (realise) that Celebrated Supreme Being (Purusha), and meditate upon that Great God, Mahadeva; may that Rudra impel us to do so. This is the Rudra Gayatri Mantra.
(Shiva Gayatri Mantra)
Who is Shiva?
In Me the universe had its origin,
In Me alone the whole subsists;
In Me it is lost—Siva,
The Timeless, it is I Myself,
Sivoham! Sivoham! Sivoham!
” Salutations to Lord Siva, the vanquisher of Cupid, the bestower of eternal bliss and immortality, the protector of all beings, destroyer of sins, the Lord of the gods, who wears a tiger-skin, the best among objects of worship, through whose matted hair the Ganga flows.
Lord Siva is the pure, changeless, attributeless, all-pervading transcendental consciousness.
He is the inactive (Nishkriya) Purusha. Prakriti is dancing on His breast and performing the creative, preservative and destructive processes.”
(By Swami Sivananda)
View of the Swami Sivananda on Lord Shiva from His Book ( Lord Shiv and His worship)
By Swami Sivananda
” When there is neither light nor darkness, neither form nor energy, neither sound nor matter, when there is no manifestation of phenomenal existence, Siva alone exists in Himself.He is timeless, spaceless, birthless, deathless, decayless. He is beyond the pairs of opposites. He is the Impersonal Absolute Brahman. He is untouched by pleasure and pain, good and evil. He cannot be seen by the eyes but He can be realised within the heart through devotion and meditation.”
” Siva is also the Supreme personal God when He is identified with His power. He is then omnipotent, omniscient active God. He dances in supreme joy and creates, sustains and destroys with the rhythm of His dancing movements.
He destroys all bondage, limitation and sorrow of His devotees. He is the giver of Mukti or the final emancipation. He is the universal Self. He is the true Self of all creatures. He is the dweller in the cremation-ground, in the region of the dead, those who are dead to the world.
The Jivas and the world originate from Him, exist in Him, are sustained and rejected by Him and are ultimately merged in Him. He is the support, source and substratum of the whole world. He
is an embodiment of Truth, Beauty, Goodness and Bliss. He is Satyam, Sivam, Subham, Sundaram, Kantam.
He is the God of gods, Deva-Deva. He is the Great Deity—Mahadeva. He is the God of manes (Prajapati). He is the most awe-inspiring and terrifying deity, Rudra, with Trisul or trident in
His hand. He is the most easily pleased (Asutosha). He is accessible to all. Even the untouchable Chandalas and the illiterate rustics can approach Him.
He is the source of all knowledge and wisdom. He is an ideal Yogi and Muni. He is the ideal head of an ideal family with Uma as His devoted wife, Lord Subrahmanya, the brave general of
strength and courage, Lord Ganesa, the remover of all obstacles.
At the end of Pralaya, the Supreme Lord thinks of re-creation of the world. He is then known by the name Sadasiva. He is the root-cause of creation. From Sadasiva creation begins. In Manusmriti He is called Svayambhu. Sadasiva is unmanifested, He destroys the Tamas caused by Pralaya and shines as the self-resplendent light bringing forth the five great elements, etc., into being.
The Siva Purana says that Siva is beyond both Prakriti and Purusha. Siva is Mahesvara. He is the witness, well-wisher and nourisher of all beings.
The Gita says:
‘Upadrashtanumanta cha bharta bhokta mahesvarah’.
Mahesvara conducts the work of creation according to His will and pleasure.
The Sruti says,
‘Mayam tu prakritim viddhi mayinam tu mahesvaram’.
Know Prakriti to be Maya and Mahesvara to be the wielder of Maya or Prakriti.
The Sakti of Siva works in two different ways. Mula Prakriti
and Daivi Prakriti. Mula Prakriti is Apara Prakriti from which the five elements and other visible objects and the Antahkarana are evolved. Para Prakriti is Chaitanya Sakti which converts the Apara
Prakriti and gives name and form to it. Apara Prakriti is Avidya and Para Prakriti is Vidya.
The controller and dispenser of these two Prakritis is Lord Siva.
Siva is distinct from Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra.
Lord Siva is the Lord of innumerable crores of Brahmandas or worlds. Isvara united with Maya gives rise to Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra out of Rajas, Sattva and Tamo Gunas respectively, under the command of Lord Siva. Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra are the trinities of the world.
There is no difference among the trinities, Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra. By the command of Mahesvara these three do the creative, preservative and destructive duties of the world. The work of all the three deities is done conjointly. They all have one view and one definite purpose in creating, preserving and destroying the visible universe of names and forms. He who regards the three deities as distinct and different, Siva Purana says, is undoubtedly a devil or evil spirit.
The Lord who is beyond the three Gunas, Mahesvara, has four aspects: Brahma, Kala, Rudra and Vishnu. Siva is the support for all the four. He is the substratum for Sakti also. Siva is distinct from the Rudra included in the trinities. Rudra is really one though according to the different functions He is considered to have eleven different forms.
The first face of Siva does Krida or play, the second does penance, the third destroys or dissolves the world, the fourth protects the people and the fifth, being knowledge, fully covers the entire universe by its power.He is Isana the creator and promoter of all beings, from within.The first form of Siva is the enjoyer of Prakriti as Kshetrajna Purusha. The second is Tatpurusha resting in Sattva-guna, rooted in Bhogya-Prakriti, the Prakriti-enjoyed. The third is Ghora rooted in the eightfold Buddhi like Dharma, etc.
The fourth is Vamadeva rooted in Ahankara and the fifth is Sadyojata, the presiding deity of the mind. The eight forms of Siva are Sarva, Bhava, Rudra, Ugra, Bhima, Pasupati, Isana and Mahadeva, rooted respectively in earth, water, fire, air, ether, Kshetrajna, sun and moon.”
(Source and Reference: Lord Shiva and his worship by Swami Sivananda)
Sri Navagraha Stotra with meaning to propitiate nine planets daily
This stotra is written by Shri Ved Vyas Rishi and consists of nine hymns or mantras of nine planets. this stotra is best suggested to get freedom from all sort of troubles and difficulties and get abundant pleasures, wealth and become prosperous, sound and have good health in life. The devotee should recite this stotra daily with utter faith and devotion to get maximum benefits from stotra. As this stotra directly goes to graha devta so faith is most important as these nine planets or ‘Navagraha’ have maximum effect on mental as well as on physical aspect of human life.
The vibration of these 9 planets radaites maximum sound and light energy around us and when we sync our body vibrations according to these 9 planets we can have maximum benefits from these celestial bodies. They play an important role in all the life activities i.e physical, mental, emotional and health of life of any individual. During the birth of the body, while having unfavourable positioning of any of these planets can be the cause of major life problems i.e bad health, bad mental state and stagnation in many areas of life. These 9 planets simply act as the mirror of our own karmas which we had done in many of the past journies. What native is facing suffering its all because of the deeds of the native he has done in those lives. Although there is no such remedy for bad but Karmas we can win the heart of planetary dieties by our utter faith, devotions and good karmas.
This Navgraha Stotra Created by Rishi Ved Vyasa is very useful in warding off or to avoid the ill effects of the bad planetary position and movement( Transit) of the ‘Navagraha’ in our lives with the help of Navgraha Hymns.
Navagraha stotram is a simple Pattern or mantras of 9 Grahas and it acts as very powerful healing tools to reduce the negative effects of planetary placement in natal chart.
Benefits Of Navagraha Stotram And The Way to Practice
The Navagraha Stotram is written by Rishi Vyasa and is considered to be as the peace mantra for the nine planets. These powerful hymns can pacify the Navagraha and protect us from any negative vibrations of the planets.
When devotee Regularly chants Navagraha Stotram it generates positive vibrations around us and directs the related planets to deliver favorable results but one should also need to do Good deeds as well as need to follow the karmic discipline wrt to the desired planet to get maximum benefits, as only good karma can pacify the bad karmic effects. These mantras or hymns helping in minimizing the harmful effects of the planets and increases positive influences on native mental setup. The devotees also get peace of mind and stay away from any evil thoughts as well. Practicing Navagraha Stotram every day can make you healthy, wealthy and prosperous.
To achieve the desired result, one should recite Navagraha Stotra in the early morning after having a bath by sitting in front of the picture or idol of the Lord Navagraha or one can also chant this Stotra in front of the 9 Navgrahas idols in temple after offering proper Poojan to the Navgrahas.
One should also try to understand the meaning of the mantra to maximize its effects.
It is recommended that the stotra should be chanted at least once in a day to please the planets.
This Stotra is taken from Narad Purana and is written by Shri Narad Rishi. Shri Datta is trimurthi of Tri devas i.e. (first) Brahma then (middle) Vishnu and then at the end Shankara. Narad says Datta is a destroyer of all diseases, sins, all our enemies. This stotra is to be recited with devotion, concentration and faith. The results will be good for life and one will become prosperous, happy, Sinless, healthy and our life become peaceful.
The story of Guru Dattatreya
GURU DATTATREYA is the son of ATRI rishi & mother anusaya. ATRI rishi was born of Lord BRAHMA. He practised severe penance and attained Brahma Jnana. He married anusaya, the daughter of Karjam Prajapati. anusaya as the name indicates, was devoid of the taint of envy. She was a PATIVRATA, an embodiment of chastity who worshipped and considered her husband as GOD.
Her fame and glory spread far and wide, all over the three worlds. Knowing her greatness Indra and other deities feared that they may lose their supremacy and that she may snatch their celestial treasures from their hand. They approached the 3 GOD’s Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh, described the greatness of Anusaya to them and entreated them to arrest the ever increasing powers and glory of Anusaya by somehow causing a blemish on her chastity.
They demanded that food be served to them immediately as they could not wait till the return of ATRI rishi.
Anusaya invited them to the dining centre and after offering the proper seats was about to serve food. At that critical juncture, the guests made an unusual request. They said, “Oh! Pious one, we desire that you should disrobe yourself and serve food without wearing any garment. Then only will we eat the food served to us . Please tell us if this is not possible, we will go elsewhere”. Anusaya thought for a while, “ If I refuse to comply with the condition laid down by these guests they may go away without eating food. Atithis(unexpected guests) cannot be turned away, they are an aspect of GOD. My mind is pure. The spiritual strength of my husband will surely save me”. She declared her willingness to serve food as desired by them and went into the kitchen.
She meditated and prayed at the holy feet of her husband. With a motherly feeling towards the guests she went naked into the dining place to start serving the food but, Lo! and behold! By that time the 3 guests were transformed into infants. She fondled the infants and at the sight of these hungry infants lactation welled up from her bosom. She happily breast fed them. When Atri rishi returned home , to his amazement, he found Anusaya fondling 3 new born babies. Anusaya rose and offered the 3 babies at the feet of her husband.
Atri rishi went into a trance and recognized the trio as Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. He reverentially greeted them with folded hands. After witnessing the devotion and purity of couple the 3 infants assumed their real forms and requested the couple to ask for a boon. Atri rishi directed Anusaya to seek a boon from the trinity. Anusaya replied that he might ask them to actually become their children. The trinity granted the boon and left for their celestial abodes in their subtle form and joined their consorts.
Vishnu took the form of Sri Datta, Brahma took the form of Chandra and Mahesh took the form of Durvasa. After some time Chandra and Durvasa sought the permission of Anusaya to leave. Durvasa expressed his desire to go on a pilgrimage and do penance. Chandra put forth his request, “ I will reside in the region of the moon. Therefore you can see me daily. Don’t grieve at our departure. Sri Datta combines in himself the divine qualities of 3 of us.
He will always be with you. Sri Datta is Lord Vishnu himself. Vishnu pervades the whole universe, so you will never experience separation from him. He will live according to your heart’s desire. so permit me to leave”. Taking the permission of their mother Chandra reached the region of the moon and Durvasa left on a long pilgrimage. Sri Datta remained in the hermitage of Anusaya.
The 3 GOD’s agreed to do it. They transformed themselves into mendicants and approached the hermitage of ATRI rishi. They begged for alms. At that time, ATRI rishi had gone to the river to offer his daily ablutions. Anusaya welcomed them with respect and offered them seats. She washed their feet and worshipped them. The guests became impatient and feigned great hunger.
( Story Souce : Internet)
Recite this stotra daily for getting relief from diseases, past life sins, Pitru dosha and diseases.This is a miraculous stotra for curing difficult diseases and illness. Those having weak and afflicted Jupiter can also recite this stotra daily on every Thursday after lighting deepam in front of Guru Dattreya Idol or picture and before that one can also recite Naap Jaap of a Guru Datta ” Shri Gurudev Datta”.
Narad Krit Shiri Dattatreya stotram from Padma Puran with English translation
Dattatreya Stotra is dedicated to Hindu God Datta, a joint incarnation of Hindu deities Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Devotees worship Dathathreya as a god in the form of a combination of the great trinity consisting of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. He took this form due to Anasuya, the wife of sage Athri.
One story tells that Narada poisoned the minds of Saraswathi, Lakshmi and Parvathy and told them that Anasuya is much greater than them. Incensed by this they sent their lords to Anasuya, who went and requested her to give them alms without wearing any clothes, She made them into babies and combined them into one. This God was Dathathreya.
Another story tells of the trinity being forced to approach Anasuya to save the world from the curse of Nalayani. She did this but asked them to become her babies. These babies were Dathathreya (Vishnu), Durvasa (Shiva) and Chandra(Brahma). Once in a hurry when all these babies were crying together, she took them together and they became one.
There is a small sect of Hindus called Datha panthis in Karnalaka and Maharashtra who worship only Lord Dathathreya. He is picturised as doing meditation along with four Vedas in the form dogs following him.Praying to Dattatreya by chanting this stotra will help to destroy all the enemies, get rid of your sins and will be blessed with great knowledge.
Below is the English lyrics of Dattatreya Stotram translated by Sri PR Ramachander.
॥श्रीदत्तात्रेयस्तोत्रम् ( नारदपुराण )
जटाधरं पांडुरांगं शूलहस्तं कृपानिधिम् ।
सर्वरोगहरं देवं दत्तात्रेयमहं भजे ॥ १॥
Jatadharam, pandurangam soolahastham, krupa nidhim, Sarva Roga haram devam Dathathreyam aham Bhaje.
I praise that Dathathreya carrying a matted tuft, white coloured, Treasure of mercy and the God who cures all diseases.
अस्य श्रीदत्तात्रेयस्तोत्रमंत्रस्य भगवान् नारदऋषिः ।
अनुष्टुप् छन्दः ।
श्रीदत्तपरमात्मा देवता ।
श्रीदत्तप्रीत्यर्थे जपे विनियोगः
Asya Dathathreya stotra manthrasya Bhagawan Narada Rishi,
Sri Datha Paramathma Devatha,
Sri datha preethyarthe Jape viniyoga.
The Sage connected with the prayer of Dathathreya is God like Narada, The Meter is Anushtup, the God addressed is the divine God Dathathreya, And this chanting is being done for pleasing God Dathathreya.
जगदुत्पत्तिकर्त्रे च स्थितिसंहार हेतवे ।
भवपाशविमुक्ताय दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥ १॥
Jagat uthpathi Karthre cha sthithi samhara hethave,
Bhava pasa vimukthaya, Dathathreya Namothuthe.
Salutations to Dathathreya, who creates the world,
And causes for its protection and destruction, who frees us from the bond of Karma.
जराजन्मविनाशाय देहशुद्धिकराय च ।
दिगम्बरदयामूर्ते दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥ २॥
Jara Janma vinasaya, deha shudhi karaya cha,
Digambara dhaya moorthe, Dathathreya Namothuthe.
Salutations to Dathathreya, who destroys old age and births,
Who cleans our body and is the form of mercy, who wears directions as the dress.
कर्पूरकान्तिदेहाय ब्रह्ममूर्तिधराय च ।
वेदशास्त्रपरिज्ञाय दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥ ३॥
Karpoora kanthi dehaya, Brahma moorthi daraya cha,
Veda sastra parignaya, Dathathreya Namothuthe.
Salutations to Dathathreya, who has a body like shining camphor, Who carries the form of Brahma, who is an expert in Vedas and Sasthras.
पंचभूतैकदीप्ताय दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥ ४॥
Hruswa, deergha krusa sthoola nama gothra vivarjitha,
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.
Understanding Scientific Hypothesis of solar magnetic currents
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 travelling 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 travelling 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 magnetised 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 colour, 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 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 magnetised by the sun and in result vibration of the mercury produces quickness, Activity, changeableness, Hilarity, wittiness and brilliant intelligence.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 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 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 relation with the medium of the waves (The Ether – Akash Tattva).
As it is very huge in size and largest among all it has tremendous power of influence on the human mind, body and the surface of the earth weather condition. It has the quality of absorbing everything and when it strikes to 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.
Rohini Shakat Bhedan Yoga : The historical insight of Saturn transit in Rohini Nakashtra based on Padma Purana.
In Brihat Samhita of Varahmihira author explained many of exponential principals while predicting natural catastrophes symptoms and most are readily manual for today’s researchers for highlighting cause and impact of sun-spots, planetary movement overs different Nakashtras mandalas for understanding Earthquakes, Rainfall, Drought and famines etc. As we already know why Varahmihira was one of an eminent astrologer, astronomer and Mathematician in the era of Vikrama Aditya, interpreted many of incidents for saving the kingdom from miseries. He was one of an excellent interpreter in analysing and understanding the language of nature but the irony is today’s modern discoverers completely ignoring this ancient art of nature for understanding its language.
Varahmihira in around 412 A.D quoted and opined that formation of Sun Spot usually brings Famine in the land and gives huge magnet storms in earth.this was found to be the case during the famine of 1876-77.
The great famine of 1876 (also the Southern India famine of 1876–78 or the Madras famine of 1877) was a famine in India that began in 1876 and affected south and southwestern India (Madras, Mysore, Hyderabad, and Bombay) for a period of two years. In its second year famine also spread north to some regions of the Central Provinces and the North-Western Provinces, and to a small area in Punjab. The famine ultimately covered an area of 257,000 square miles (670,000 km) and caused distress to a population totalling 58,500,000. The death toll from this famine is estimated to be in the range of 5.5 million people.
From above all conditions, we can conclude our Hindu astronomers were not wrong on interpreting nature language i.e impact of Sun Spots, Solar & lunar eclipse, planetary moments, weather uncertainness, rains, floods and sudden catastrophes.
It is well-known fact that all India observe anxiously the course of the moon with respect to the four stars of 10th constellation when the sun is in the sign of Aquarius from “10th Feb to March 10th”, with a hope of future agricultural prospects of the land , the market price of food grains is once lowered or raised according to as the moon’s course lies to the south of the course stars or more and more to the north of the southernmost star.
It was also stated in ancient treaties that if the moon should Pass to the north of all the four stars the world would be at an end.
It is very much evident in scientific language as per what our modern astronomer’s moon will never pass to the north of all the four stars but in 1876 the moon course was lay between the north-most star and the one next to it. So we can assert our ancients treaties on reading nature languages aren’t wrong.
Now coming to Saturn course, according to our ancient Hindu astronomers if Saturn should enter the constellation of Rohini (4th pada) the world would be at an end.
The story belongs from during the era of Maharaja dasratha’s , one of astronomer form his court announced to the prince the dreaded entry of Saturn into the said constellation that the prince once flew in the air and stood before Saturn in his orbit resolved to stop this course; that Saturn, pleased with the prince’s boldness, promised never more to enter the circle.
There is a complete reference in Uttrakhand section of Padma Purana where Lord Shiva is explaining to Rishi Narda about the role of Saturn for both mundane as well as for individual horoscopes during Saturn course to Taurus when it was in Kritika (10 Degree) about to enter Rohini Nakashtra.
King Dasaratha was warned that this would lead to terrible famine and also indicates a sign of war.
King dashratha reached “Shani Yuga” and he told to Saturn if he enters Rohini constellation all would be destroyed, Dashratha asked Saturn to save the world from the agony of wars and famine. Dashratha Paid Respect and praised him to ask for a boon, Saturn was very happy with Dashratha gesture, somehow Dashratha saved as seeing his boldness in front of him
Dashratha recited ” Neel Shani Stotra” to propitiate Saturn as advised of sages and praised Saturn with verses. Saturn was much impressed and told dashratha to ask for boon . Dashratha requested him never to do “ Shakat Bhedan” to which Saturn Consented.
In the Book “Shani Shaman” it was well written about Saturn and King Dashratha and descriptions of “ Rhone Shakta Bhedan Yoga (Rohini Shakat Bhedan Yoga)” Which means entry of Saturn in Rohini Nakashtra will cause Terrible Famine for 12 years”
This was the whole story behind Saturn entry in Rohini Nakashtra.
Modern Astronomical fact has shown that ordinarily, Saturn will never enter the said circle, a circumstance which shows that the story is simply intended to cover an astronomical truth. it is well known that recently Saturn approached the circle to within a degree from it but did not enter it.
It is well known that recently Saturn approached the circle to within a degree from it but did not enter it.
So, we can ascertain that our ancient Hindu astronomers are wise in interpreting, observing and tabulation of the phenomena of nature.
There are lots of effects seen for Saturn entry in Taurus in recent many years which are mentioned below :
1) when Saturn entered Taurus on 12th May 1912 and Stayed there till 1914, while it was Rohini Nakashtra from 11 August 1912 to 3 May 1914, 1st World War started on November 29, 1913, to May 1914.
2) India Rise of nationalism establishment of Hindi association for freedom of India in USA Portland in May 1913 and publication of the first issue of Ghadar November 1913.
3) Mahatma Gandhi Started Satyagraha movement in South Africa.
4) Saturn again entered in Taurus in 1942 from 4 March 1942 to April 24 1944. There was a war of India in 1942 and famine of Bengal happened.
5) Quit India movement started in 1942.
6) Saturn entered in Taurus on 29 April 1971 – 11 June in 1973 “Indo Pakistan” war Started in 1971 ( July 22 to Nov 1971), Revolt Started in East Bengal and events lead to Pakistan war.
7) Saturn entered on 6 June 2000 to 22 July 2002, on 26th January 2001 Earthquake of Gujarat Bhuj happened, it was one of worst earthquake happened in the subcontinent for half a century, approximate 2.5 million people died.
8) On 11 September 2001, there was an attack on America.
9) USA war Against Afghanistan started.
10) The attack on Indian Parliament on 13th December 2001.
11) Godhra riots of Gujarat started on 28th February 2002.
Solution : Best Remedy is to Recite and Propitiate Lord Saturn by Shani Stotra Created by King Dashratha or Read Whole Story of King Vikrama Aditya , Read About lord Saturn in Padma Puran and Read Shani Shaman Book and understand its course for different zodiacs and do remedies as mentioned in Shani Shaman, Be calm and down to earth and do your responsibilities of Real-world seriously , make your self more serious towards your moral duties, respect women.
Source and Reference :
Brihat Samhita By N.C Iyer for Knowledge and Public Sharing
Humans born on this earth plane, with a purpose of; learning quickly yet steadily, consequently leading to purification of soul and pay off the karma, wherein we are subjected to many problems and situations, but also carry the knowledge from former birth(s), wherein the energy (positive or negative) is absorbed into the soul.
In any given birth chart (represented by D1), the position of the nodes (Rahu and Ketu) provide information about the karma(s) which have been carried from earlier birth(s) and redefines itself to the karma that would have to be undertaken in the current birth.
Rahu represents the paradigm, where efforts have to be channelized in this birth and Ketu embodies the arena, which signifies the sanchit karma from past birth(s).
Considering the example of Rahu in Aries in 3H and Ketu in Libra in 9H, the following can be predicted/deciphered: Rahu is in the sign of Mars and Ketu is in the sign of Venus. Implies that, Mars, here, will act as the karma distributor while Venus will perform the duty of karma control.
Rahu in 3H illustrates that the native has to work on communication, networking and sharing. Assuming Mars to be posited in 6H, in this case, the native has to work on the aforementioned aspects targeting the professional life, as Mars is 10th Lord in 6th, which represents day to day activities.
Ketu in 9H demonstrates that the native had been a spiritual and a religious personality, undertaking long journeys in past birth(s). Therefore, the native is carrying the spiritual nature, related experiences and the shades of international attire in behavior and various other aspects. Supposedly, if Venus is in the 4H, represents that native will have a beautiful wife which will be a good match in all perspectives.
Hence, the position of nodes can give a direct hint of karmic pattern. Simultaneously inference can bedrawn that life on earth plane is a journey from the Rahu to Ketu, which is moving from the materialistic world of illusions to the universal globe of liberation.
Through this article, I wish to enlighten the readers, about the fear and myths created by modern day astrologers regarding the nodes. I humbly urge each one of you to handle the karmic pattern and explore yourself.
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