Mars ( Tone down your aggressiveness)

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Many times one hears mars is too strong in your chart. I for one am a Mars advocate, as he represents Agni tattva, also Hanumanji. It brings creative thinking, energy, good health, strong constitution (Ayurvedic pitta).

But lets say the person is not of a spiritual orientation and the conflaguration (fire and heat) of Mars turns out to bring one to personal difficulties. Too much of a good thing brings imbalances, yes? Think of a pot of water that is boiling. If too much fire is given , the pot boils over. Like that there are people that may have too much tejas tattva in ones constitution, psyche, and behavior. How you you recognize this?

Excessive courage that turns to agressiveness
Violence in personality – it just take a little friction to set one off (rago guna in excess)
Vindictiveness and mischief to ‘get even’ , even for small things.
Some say too much Mars gives lewdness
Physically their are blood or skin eruption problems
One ends up with cuts and wounds more often then not – seems to be always wearing a band-aid?
Irasicible – More on Tuesdays , owned by MarsSo, what can one do? From an Auyrvedic perspective there are several remedies to bring balance in ones life. I am not proficient here to suggest any remedies when it comes to consumption. Maybe some one with knowledge here can take the lead.

From a Jyotish perspective, the event or rasi that makes Mars passive ( or neecha = humble) Is the sign of Cancer. Intutitively it makes sense yes? Cancer is a water sign and will crunch the thurst of the hot fire of Mangala.

So lets go a bit further on this… Cancer is owned by Chandra. Chandra too is of apa tattva ( water element) – so all is still in line with our thinking. Who is this Chandra from a Divine standpoint? He is Krsna ( so says Krsna in the Gita). And Who is Krsna? Lord Hari.

So , one thing one can to assist with an over-active Mars is get closer to this mantra of Hari. This is Hari Om ( as you know , one of my favorites). This mantra removes all kinds of negitivity and is ubiquitious. That is no initiation is required to use this manra/vibration, needed, yet if offered by a muni/swami could only be a boon.

The beautiful part of this vibration that not only does it assist one with excess Mars in ones being, it helps others ( not overloaded with Mars) to neutrialize negitivity that is stimulated by Mars in ones environment. That is why I choose to start all posts with this simple vibration… to keep my sense about me, and to , and in hopes neutralize the environment, that may bring in steam and excessive assertiveness, if you know what I mean. [ I apply this mantra every time I go to the airport! ]

Below is the thumb nail of Hari Om in sanscrit (some write samskrtam). Use it as you see fit. It is good to put some energy into it for the first time with at least 108 repetitions, as with the notion of Hari in your mind or heart. Softly repaeated japa , as it is a gentle, sama ( same-ness) vibration.

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Durga Stuti

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Durga Stuti [Hindi]
Translated by P. R. Ramachander

[Here is a heartwarming and popular prayer addressed to Durga.]

Miti Ka Tan Huaa Pavitra, Ganga Ke Asnan Se,
Ant Karan Ho Jaye Pavitra, Jagadambe Ke Dhyan Se. 1

The body made of mud became holy, by the bathing in Ganga,
And let the mind become holy, by the meditation on holy mother.

Sarve Mangal Mangalye, Shive Sarvarth Sadhike,
Sharanye Trambake Gauri, Narayani Namo Stute. 2

Hey the power behind Shiva,
Who makes all good things happen,
Who grants all boons,
I bow before you,
She who is the creator, organizer and destroyer,
My salutations to you Narayani.

Shakti Shakti Do Mujhe, Karoon Tumhara Dhyan,
Path Nirvignya Ho Tera, Mera Ho Kalyan. 3

Please give me strength,
So that I will meditate on you,
Let your path be without obstacles,
And let good come to me.

Hridya Sinhasan Par Aa, Betho Meri Maa,
Suno Vinay Mam Din Ki, Jag Janani Vardan. 4

Come on the throne of mind,
And please take your seat there, mother,
Please hear my entreaties for today,
And give me blessings, Oh universal mother

Sundar Deepak Ghee Bhara, Karoon Aaj Tayaar,
Gyan Ujala Maa Karo, Metto Moh Andhkaar. 5

I will make ready a pretty lamp,
Filled with ghee today,
Please light the lamp of wisdom,
And put an end to darkness.

Chandra Surya Ki Roshni, Chamke Chaman Akhand,
Sab Mein Vyapak Tej Hai, Jwala Ka Prachand. 6

The light of sun and moon.
Shines only in the wide, wide sky,
But in everything and every one is spread,
Your light which is very great.

Jwala Jag Janani Meri, Raksha Karo Humesh,
Dur Karo Maa Ambike, Mere Sabhi Kalesh . 7

Oh my universal mother,
Please take care of me always,
Oh mother Ambika, drive away,
All my worries and problems.

Shradha Aur Vishwas Se, Teri Jyot Jalaoon,
Tera Hi Hai Aashra, Tere Hi Gun Gaoon. 8

With belief and attention,
I will light your lamp,
For me you are the only protection,
And I will sing about your good qualities.

Teri Adhabhut Gaat Ko, Padhoon Mein Nischay Dhar,
Sakshat Darshan Karoon, Tere Jagat Aadhar . 9

I would definitely read,
Your wonderful story,
And would see for myself,
Your land of support.

Man Chanchal Se Baat Ke, Samay Jo Aogun Hoye,
Dati Apni Daya Se, Dhyan Na Dena Koye. 10

I am talking to you with a disturbed mind,
When the time comes for me,
By the help of your mercy,
I should not have any other thought except you.

Main Anjan Malin Man, Na Jano Koi Rit,
At Pat Vani Ko Hi Maa, Samjho Meri Prit. 11

I am an ignorant sinner, mother,
I do not know any rituals,
If I only read your praise, Oh mother,
Please consider me your dear.

Chaman Ke Aogun Bahot Hai, Karna Nahi Dhyan.
Sinhvahini Maa Ambike, Karo Mera Kalyan. 12

Though there are too many faults with me,
Do not think of them but,
Oh Mother Ambika, who rides on a lion,
Bless me with all that is good.

Dhanya Dhanya Maa Ambike, Shakti Shiva Vishal,
Angh Angh Mein Rum Rahi, Dati Din Dayal . 13

Oh Blessed and blessed mother Ambike,
Oh that great Shakthi with Shiva,
Be in Each and every cell of mine,
For you take mercy on the oppressed.

Vamsa Vrudhi Kara Durga Kavach( For conception and protection of Pregnancy )

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Vamsa Vrudhi kara Durga Kavacham (for children) Armour ( Kavach) that helps concieve and protect

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Vamsa Vrudhi kara Durga Kavacham
(Armour of Durga that protects family growth)
Translated By
P.R.Ramachander

Sanaischara Uvacha:-
Lord Sani told:-

Bhagawan deva devesa krupaya thwam jagat prabho , vamsakhya kavacham broohi mahyam sishyaya they anagha yasya prabhavath devesa, Vamso vrudhir jayathe,

Oh God , Oh god of gods, Oh Lord of the universe, please be kind enough to tell that Armour to this faultless disciple of yours , which deals about family and by the power of which , the family will grow.

Soorya Uvacha:-
(Lord Sun said:-

Srunu puthra pravakshyami , vamsakhyaam kavacham shubham,
Santhana vrudhir, yath padath Garbha raksha sada nrunam. 1

Hear what I narrate my son, which is the armour dealing with family,
And would result in more children, protection of pregnancy and the foetus.

Vandhyapi labhathe puthram kaka vandhya suthair yadha,
Mrutha vathsa suputhra asyath sravath Garbha sthira praja. 2

She who cannot conceive children would get sons,
She who has only one child would get more children,
She who delivers dead children would get good children,
And her pregnancy would always be protected and,
Her delivery would always be safe.

Apushpa pushpinee yasaya , dharanascha sukha prasoo,
Kanya praja puthreeni yethath sthothram prabhavatha. 3

With the power of this prayer,
All pregnancies would lead to safe delivery,
Girls who do not flower will flower,
And women with only girl children,
Would become mother of male children.

Bhootha prathadhija bhadha, ya bhadha kali dhoshaja,
Graha bhadha , deva bhadha bhadha shathru krutha cha yaa. 4

Bhasmee bhavathi sarvasthaa , kavachasya prabhavatha,
Sarva rogo vinasyanthi sarve bala grahascha yea. 5

Problems created by ghosts and corpses,
Problems created by Kali , planets and devas,
And problems created by our enemies,
Would completely become ashes ,
Due to the power of this armour,
All diseases would be cured,
And all homes will have children.

Poorva rakshathu Varahee, cha agneyam ambika swayam,
Dakshine Chandika raksheth nairuthya hamsa vahini. 6

Let the east be protected by Varaahee,
Let the south east be protected by Ambika herself,
Let the south be protected by Chandika,
And let the south west be protected by she who rides the swan.

Varahe paschime raksheth, vayavyam cha maheswari,
Uthare Vaishnavi raksheth , eesanyam simha vahini. 7

Let the west be protected by Varahee,
Let the North West be protected by Great goddess,
Let the north be protected by Vaishnavi,
And the north east be protected by she who rides the lion.

Oordhwam thu sharadha raksheth, adho rakshathu Parvathi,
Shakambharee shiro raksheth, mukham rakshathu bhairavi. 8

Let the overhead be protected by Sharadha,
Let the down side be protected by Parvathi,
Let Shakhambaree protect my head,
And let Bhairavee protect my face.

Kantam rakshathu Chamunda, hrudayam rakshathachiva,
Eesani cha bhujou raksheth, kukshim nabhim cha kalika. 9

Let my neck be protected by Chamunda,
Let my heart be protected by consort of Shiva,
Let my arms be protected by eeshani,
Let my belly and navel be protected by Kalika.

Aparna hyudaram raksheth katim bhasthim Shiva Priya,
Ooru rakshathu kaumari, jaya janu dhwayam thadha. 10

Let my stomach be protected by Aparna,
Let my hip and waist be protected by darling of Shiva,
Le my thigh be protected by Kaumari,
Let my pair of knees be protected by Jaya.

Gulphou padou sada raksheth Brahmani Parameshwari,
Sarvangani sada raksheth durga durgarthi nasini. 11

Let my ankle and feet be protected by the goddess of all Brahmani,
And let all my body parts be always protected by Durga , the destroyer of ills.

Namo devyai maha devyai durgai sathatham nama,
Puthra soukhyam dehi dehi Garbha raksham kurushwa na. 12

Salutations to holy goddess , the great goddess,
And salutations always to Goddess Durga
Please give and give me pleasure of a son,
And please also protect my pregnancy.

Om Hreem. Hreem hreem, sreem sreem sreem, Iym , Iym , Iym
Mahakali . Maha Lakshmi , Maha Saraswathi roopayai, nava koti moorthyai,
Durgayai nama, hreem, hreem, hreem.

Om Hreem. Hreem hreem, sreem sreem sreem, Iym , Iym , Iym
She ho is of the form of Great Kali, great Lakshmi and Great Saraswathi,
Who has billions of newer and newer forms, Salutations to Durga, hreem, hreem, hreem.

Durgarthi nasini Santhana soukhyam dehi dehi

Oh Durga, destroyer of all problems, give and give me pleasure of children

Vandhyathwam mrutha vathsathwam hara hara

Destroy the possibility of childlessness and possibility of dead children

Garbha raksham kuru kuru

Protect and protect my pregnancy.

Sakalam bhadham kulajam bahyajam krutham akrutham cha nasaya nasaya

Destroy and destroy all sort of problems arising out of family, from outside,
And due to actions done and not done.

Sarva Gathrani raksha raksha
Let all my body be protected and protected.

Garbham poshaya poshaya

Help my pregnancy to grow, and to grow,

Sarvopadhravam soshaya soshaya swaha,

Let all problems be weakened and weakened.

Anena kavechanangam saptha varabhi manthritham,
Rithu snano jalampeethwa bhaveth garbhavathi druvam. 13

Those sinless who without fail chant this armour for seven days,
And Taking bath after the periods , they would become pregnant for sure.

Garbha patha bhaye peethwa druda Garbha prajayathe 14

To those who are afraid of abortions a firm pregnancy would set.

Anena kavachenaadha marjitha yaa nisagame,
Sarva badha vinirmuktha garbhinee syath na samsaya. 15

Repeating without sin the armour with a cleansed mind at onset of darkness,
One would get rid of all problems and would no doubt become pregnant.

Anena kavacheneha grandhitham raktha dorakam,
Kati dese darayanthi suputhra sukha bhagini,
Asootha puthramindrani jayanthamyath prabhavatha. 16

The sinless one after reading the armour several times,
Over a red thread and ties it on her hip,
Would surely become a mother of a son without problems,
And that son in his prowess will win over even Indra.

Gurupadhishtam vamsakhyam kavacham thadhidham sada,
Guhyath guhyathara chedham na prakasyam hi sarvatha,
Dharanath patanadhasya vamsachedho na cjayathe. 17

This Armour as per teachings of Guru should be learned by heart,
For it is more secret than the secret and should not be cut or made known,
And wearing or reading this will ensure that family is never cut.

Ithi Sri Jnana Bhaskare Vamsa Vrudhikaram Durga kavacham.

This is the armour of Durga which promotes family from Jnana BHaskara

Sri Devi Khadga Mala Stotram

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Sri Devi Khadgamala Stotram

Sri Devi Khadga Mala Stotram

Om Asya Sri Suddha Sakti málá mahá mantrasya

Upasthendriya adhisthayi Varunaditya Rishih

Daivi Gayatri Chandah

Satvika Kakára bhattaraka pithasthita

Sri mat Kámesveranka nilaiaya

Sri mat Kámesvari devatá

Aim Bijam, Klim Saktihi, Souh kilakam

Sri Devi prityarthe Khadga siddthyarthe jape viniyogah

Of this, Devi’s sword, the Seer is the Sun rising from the ocean; the ocean being the Divine Mother; Gayatri is the meter; passionate Kameshwari, sitting on the lap of joyous Kameswara is the deity; Aim is the seed; Klim is the power; Souh is the pivot; it is purpose is for worship of the Divine Mother. This worship of the Divine Mother (of Kameshwari ) which is the ocean’s embrace with the Sun, gives the devotee a Sword, a power supreme, that Heavens of the remotest galaxies. When the devotee thinks of such a sword, he or her become the protector and enjoyer of eighteen lands of jewels ( Sakti peetams ), and five continents.

Dhyanam

Tadrisam Khadgam apnoti

Yena hasta sthitena vai

Astadasa Mahadvipa

Samrad bhokta bhavisyati

Hrimkrasana Garbhitanala Sikham

Souh Klim kalam bibhratim dhautam trinetrojvalam

I meditate on Sri Devi glowing with red, yellow, and blue flames of passion fanning the erotic sentiment of Kameshwara, in the meddle of a triangle called Hrim, whose three points are the light of Hari, Hara Virinchi, the three gurus; Sri Devi is wearing the full moon on her crown ( Souh ), Her body is full of desire for union ( Klim ) with Kameshwara, the controller of lust;

Vande pustaka pasam ankusadharam

Sragbhusitam ujvalam

Tvam Gourim Tripuram Paratparakalam

Sri Cakra Sancarinim

She is wearing a sari made of golden threads; She is fair as nectarine milk and the moonlight; She has three eyes; in Her four hands she is wearing a book of knowledge, a noose, a goad, and a garland of letters; She is a personification of all that is beautiful, aesthetic, harmonius, joyful, vibrant; she moves in Sri Chakra, a mandala consisting of all the deities worshipping their consorts named here after.

Om Aim Hrim Srim Aim Klim Souh

om (in the name of God), may you grant us benediction of knowledge, power and grace; and the power over creation, nourishment and destruction.

Om Namah Tripura Sundari

Hridayadevi – Compassionate heart

Sirodevi – princely diadem

Sikhadevi – flowing hair

Kavaca Devi – protective hands

Netra Devi – graceful look

Astra Devi – protective weapons

Om, we bow to you, the most beautiful in all the waking, dreaming, or sleeping worlds. Oh Tripura Sundari. We bow to the compassionate heart of your highness princely diadem, flowing hair, protective hands, graceful look, protective weapons.

( Keep offering kumkum at Her feet with every name below )

Kamesvari – Controller of lust

Bhagamalini, – Garland of Suns

Nityaklinne, – Oozing wet

Bherunde, – Terrific

Vahnivasini, – Residing in fire

Mahavajresvari, – Jewel in lotus

Sivaduti, – Llarbinger of joy

Tvarite, – Speed

Kulasundari, – beautiful lotus on a lake

Nitya, – Eternal

Nilapatake, – Blue flag with red tip

Vijaye, – Dominat

Sarvamangale, – All auspicious

Jvalamalini, – Flames

Citre, – Kaleidoscope

Mahanitye, – Truth eternal

Paramesvara – Goddess of God

Paramesvari – Friendly

Mitresamayi, – Sexy

Sasthisamayi, – Erect

Uddisamayi, – Stroking

Caryanathamayi – Happiness

( Follow the names of the saints who have worshipped the Deviine Mother and attained liberation thereby;)

Lopamudramayi, – Lopamudra – She offered herself for worship

Agastyamayi, – Agastya – he drank the water of the oceans, drying them up

Kalatapanamayi, – Kalatana – he set time on fire

Dharmacharyamayi, – Dharmacharya – he preached the nature of good and evil

Muktakesisvaramayi, – Muktakaleisvara – not worrying about his appearace he let the hair flow loose

Dipakalanathamayi, – Depakalanada – he gazed on eternal light

Visnudevamayi, – Vishnudeva – he expanded himself, took up the whole of space

Prabhakara devamayi, – Prabhaharadeva – he became a star called the sun

Tejodevamayi, – Tejodeva – he became the light witch was speeding over all space creating space itself

Manojadevamayi, – Manojadeva – he was desire

Kalyanadevamayi, – Kalyanadeva – he was ever auspicious

Vasudevamayi, – Vasudeva – the world grew out of his memory

Ratnadevamayi, – Ratnadeva – concentrated like jewels

Sri Ramanandamayi – Sri Ramananda – he enjoyed the Goddess Sri Rama Blissfully

( Follow the Gods of the nine enclosures of Sri Chakra / the first enclosure)

Anima Siddhe, Laghima Siddhe, Garima Siddhe, Mahima Siddhe, Isitva Siddhe, Vasitva Siddhe, Prakamya

Siddhe, Bhukti Siddhe, Iccha Siddhe, Prapti Siddhe, Sarvakama Siddhe, Brahmi, Mahesvari, Koumari,

Vaisnavi, Varahi, Mahendri, Camunde, Mahalaksmi, Sarva Samksobhini, Sarva Vidravini, Sarva karsini, Sarva

Vasamkari, Sarvonmadini, Sarva Mahankuse, Sarva Khecari, Sarva Bije, Sarva Yone, Sarva Trikhande

( The passions called : lust, anger, possessiveness, obsession, pride, jealousy, good, and evil. The procedure to control these passions and obtain the powers of: agiting all, liquifying all(orgasmically), attracting all controlling all, maddening all, directing all, moving in all space, be the information of all, be the source of all ( womb), be tri-fold division of all ( the knower, the knowing, and the know)

Trilokya mohana cakra swamini Prakata yogini

The wheel of the three worlds of waking, dreaming, and sleeping, expressing Herself openly without inhibitions.

( Follow the sixteen attractive powers identified with the sixteen days of the lunar calender; according to the Hindu art of love, the erotic zone moves up from feet to head in the bright half of the lunar month and comes down to the dark half of the lunar month; the expression of the eros os through the various power of the mind described bellow: – the Gods of the second enclosure )

Kamakarsini, – Attractive powers of lust

Buddhyakarsini, – Attractive powers of discrimination

Ahamkarakarsini, – Attractive powers of ego

Sabdhakarsini, – Attractive powers of sound

Sparsakarsini, – Attractive powers of touch

Rupakarsini, – Attractive powers of form

Rasakarsini, – Attractive powers of taste

Gandhakarsini, – Attractive powers of odor

Cittakarsini, – Attractive powers of mind

Dharyakarsini, – Attractive powers of valour

Smrityikarsini, – Attractive powers of memory

Namakarsini, – Attractive powers of name

Bijakarsini, – Attractive powers of semen

Atmakarsini – Attractive powers of self

Amrtakarsini, – Attractive powers of immortality

Sarirakarsini, – Attractive powers of morality

Sarvasa paripuraka cakra svamini Gupta yogini

The wheel which fulfills all directions and all desires, the secret yogini – female yogini

( Follow the eight erotic sentiments: – the third encloure: )

Ananga Kusume, – The sentiment of flowering

Ananga Mekhale, – The sentiment of girdling

Ananga Madane, – The sentiment of love

Ananga Madananture, – The sentiment of lust

Ananga Redhe, – The sentiment of outlining

Ananga Vegini – The sentiment of the disire of sex

Ananga Kusume, – The sentiment of the insistence on sex

Ananga Malini, – The sentiment of orgy

Sarva sanksoghana sadhak a cakra swamini Gupta tara yogini

The wheel that agitates everyone, the esoteric yogini

( Follow the descriptions of the fourteen worlds of the fourth encloure: )

Sarva Samksobhini, – Agitating all

Sarva Vidravini, – Liquifying all

Sarva Karsini, – Attracting all

Sarva Hladini, – Pleaseing all

Sarva Sammohini, – Deluding all

Sarva Stambini- Obstructing all

Sarva Jrumbhini, – Expanding all

Sarva Vasamkari, – Controlling all

Sarva Ranjani, – Enjoying all

Sarvonmadini, – Maddening all

Sarvarthasadhini, – all properous

Sarva Sampattipurani – All fullfilling riches

Sarva Mantra Mayi, – All mantras

Sarva Dvandva Ksayamkari, – Eliminating all dualiities

Sarva Soubhagya Dayaka Cakra Swamini

Sampradaya yogini

The wheel of all kinds of union, traditional yogini:

( Follow the Gods of the fifth Chakra: )

Sarva Siddhiprade, – Giver of all achievments

Sarva Sampatprade, – Giver of all wealth

Sarva Priyamkari, – Giver of all that one like to have

Sarva Mangalakarini, – Harbinger of all auspiciousness

Sarva Kamaprade – Fulfiller of all desires

Sarva Duhkha Vimocani, – Eliminator of all misery

Sarva Mrityu Prasamani, – Eliminator of all accidental deaths

Sarva Vigna Nivarani, – Eliminator of all obstracles

Sarvanga Sundari, – Beautful in every part of Her body

Sarva Soubhagya Dayini Sarvartha Sadhaka Cakra Swamini Kulottirna yogini

The wheel which propets you on the righteous path, gives you all wealth, fullfills all your desirers, and makes liberation possible, the yogini that has graduated out if all classifications.

( Follow the Gods of the sixth Encloure: )

Sarva Jne, – Omniscienl

Sarva Sakte, – Omnipotent

Sarvaisvarya pradayini, – Omniexpressive

Sarva Jnanamayi, – Providing the bliss of omniscience

Sarva Vyadhivinasini, – Eliminating all maladies

Sarvadharasvarupe – The support of all

Sarva Papa Hare, – The elimintor of notions of sin

Sarva Ananda Mayi, – All happiness

Sarva Raksa Svarupini, – All protecting

Sarvepsita Phala Prade, – Provider of all desired fruits

Sarva Raksakara Cakra Svamini, Nigarbha yogini

The wheel of all prodection, the yoini protecting the child in the womb.

( Following the eight forms os Sarasvati, knowledge, which are originally the group of letters describing the explosion of the cosmos from a point: – the seventh enclosuer: )

Vasini, – Contorl

Kamesvari, – Express

Modini, – Pleasure

Vimale, – Purity

Arune, – Passion

Jayini, – Victory

Sarvesvari, – Controlling all

Kaulini, – Enjoying all

Sarvarogahara Cakra Swamini Rahasya yogini

The wheel which eliminates disease, the secret yogini.

( Follow the weapons of the Divine Mother: )

Banini, – The five flowery arrows of Manmatha called the senses of sound ( music ), touch ( eros ), form (beauty ), taste (sweetness), smell (fragrance )

Capini, – The suger cane bow ( the mind which likes sweet things of life )

Pasini, – The attractive power of love

Ankusini – The repulsive power to control evil

( Follow the Goddesses of the eighth enclosure of the Sri Chakra: )

Maha Kamesvari, – The thrust of God expressing the desire to see Himself in many forms

Maha Vajresvari, – The ability to obtain the cosmos in seed form

Maha Bhagamalini, The ability to express the cosmos out of the seed

Sarva Siddhiprada Cakra Swamini

Ati Rahasya yogini

The wheel of realizations, the most secrect yogini.

( Follow the central hub of the wheel of Sri Devi, the Supreme Goddess: – in ninth enclosure: )

Sri Sri Maha Bhattarike,

Sarvananda Maya Cakra Swamini

Parapara Rahasya Yogini

The Godes Sri Devi present in all the cosmos. The wheel of all bliss, the trancendental secret yogini.

( Follow the nine Goddesses controlling the nine wheels above: )

Tripure – Waking , Dreaming and Sleeping states

Tripuresi – The controller of these three states

Tripurasundari – The beautiful one among all these three states

Tripura Vasini – The one who lives in all these three states

Tripura Srih – The riches of all these three states

Tripuramalini – The sequences of all these states experienced by all people

Tripura Siddhe – The achievements possible in all these three states

Tripurambe – The experience of the cosmos in Her three states unifying all the experiences of all life

Maha Mahesvari – The great cosmic controller

Maha Maha Rajni – The great cosmic empress

Maha Maha Sakte – The great cosmic power

Maha Maha Gupte – The great cosmic secret

Maha Maha Jnapte – The great cosmic memory

Maha Mahannande – The great cosmic bliss

Maha Maha Skandhe – The great cosmic support

Maha Mahasaye – The great cosmic expression

Maha Maha Sri Cakra Nagara Samrajni – The great transcendental conscious empress of the wheel of Sri Cakra

Namaste Nameste Nameste Namah

We bow to You, we bow to You, We bow to You in the three states of waking, dreaming, and sleeping states O Divine Mother!

Shri Maruti Stotra

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Shri Maruti Stotra

Maruti Stotra English Transcription
Sundarananaa pinga lochana dushtabhanjana vishwaranjana I
Bhumi aatmajaa shokanashana he dayanidhe vayunandana II 1 II
Loka vandana daitya kandana guna chandana vari bandhana I
Kama mardana tu janardana he dayanidhe vayunandana II 2 II
Bhakta vallabhaa dev durlabhaa chitta sulabhaa jivajivanaa I
Pava paavanaa hechi bhavanaa he dayanidhe vayunandana II 3 II
Jwaradhavamsanaa vaatanaashanaa kafanikruntanaa shitanaashanaa I
Rama bhetavi namakirtanaa he dayanidhe vayunandana II 4 II
Rama chorile yaa mahitaLi dhaavalaa tvare maruti baLi I
Sodavi bale jagajjivanaa he dayanidhe vayunandana II 5 II
Jaahalaa rhuni swami to rani drona aanuni uthavi faNi I
Kirti ghosha haa thaaukaa janaa he dayanidhe vayunandana II 6 II
Rangalo made kaama kardami naa ghade tuzi bhakti saptami I
Chaatakaapari mi krupaa ghanaa he dayanidhe vayunandana II 7 II
ShiNa vaaTato anatari sadaa dhaanva re prabho vaari aapadaa I
Tapta mi bahu shaantavi manaa he dayanidhe vayunandana II 8 II
Sadgurumukhe gooja puravile taghave tulaa jaaNa nirvile I
Saacha tu kari brida paavanaa he dayanidhe vayunandana II 9 II
Bhimstotra he vaachitaa naru akshayi tayaa bhim devaru I
Saaksha baaNali raghavaa manaa he dayanidhe vayunandana II 10 II
And here completes the Maruti Stotra.
Meaning and Translation
This Maruti Stotra or Hanuman Stotra is in Marathi. It is a very beautiful composition of description of many virtues of Maruti. He is very kind and easily available to all his devotees. He destroys all troubles and difficulties of his devotees. This stotra is very best for students and children. It can be remembered easily and who recites it, acquires tremendous power, good health, sharp memory and intelligence.
1) He is having a beautiful mouth, brownish eyes; he is destroyer of evil people, protector of devotees, he vanish their unhappiness. He is filled with kindness and is a son of Vavu devata (air).
2) All people bow to him. He is destroyer of demons. He has got many virtues and like sandal wood, his virtues are spread over everywhere. He frees his devotees from bounded ness, he destroys excessive kama vikar (sex feeling), He always think and work for benefit of the people. He is filled with kindness and is a son of Vavu devata (air).
3) He is easily reachable to the devotees but gods can’t reach him easily. Devotee become happy and gets a new life since his difficulties are removed by God Maruti. I wish for the blessings of God Maruti who is filled with kindness and is a son of Vavu devata (air).
4) He destroys all three type of jwaras (fever, difficulties, troubles arising due to our karmas) of devotees. He destroys diseases arising from excessive Bile, Phlegm and Wind (Vata, kafa and coldness). He helps the devotees for receiving blessings from God Rama. God Maruti who is filled with kindness and is a son of Vavu devata (air).
5) AhiRavan and MahiRavan were demons, who bounded God Rama and took him to Patal Loka. God Maruti immediately fought with these very dangerous demons destroyed them on his own single handedly and made God Rama free. He is but God Maruti who is filled with kindness and is a son of Vavu devata (air).
6) God Rama was in debt of God Maruti since (God Maruti) brought Dronagiri, (a very big mountain) and saved life of Laxman beloved brother of God Rama. This is a well known story. He is but God Maruti who is filled with kindness and is a son of Vavu devata (air).
7) O! God Maruti, I am filled with pride, passion and excessive kama (sex filling). I have never been your devotee now only reciting this stotra. O! God Maruti you are just like a cloud filled with water and I am like a chatak (a bird who drinks only rain water directly droppings from the clouds and waiting for rain with his beak pointing upward.) waiting for your blessings. He is but God Maruti who is filled with kindness and is a son of Vavu devata (air).
O! God Maruti I am very tired because of this bounded ness. Please come immediately and make me free from all my troubles, difficulties. Because of three types of Saansar jwaras I have become very uneasy, my mind is boiling, please come and bring calmness, peace in my mind. He is but God Maruti who is filled with kindness and is a son of Vavu devata (air).
9) I have been enlightened by my Guru for your devotion and God Rama has assigned a job of your blessings to the devotees, to you. I know it. O! God Maruti I request for your help to me by offering your blessing as you are filled with kindness and is a son of Vavu devata (air).
10) It is said by God Rama that the devotees who recites this stotra every day will receive blessings from God Maruti. O! God Maruti you are filled with kindness. You are a son of Vavu devata (air) please give your blessings to me.

When is a planet called retrograde?

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Q.When is a planet called retrograde?
A. When a planet appears to be moving in the opposite direction as compared to its normal movement, it is
called a retrograde planet. To understand this better we should look into the movements of planets. In Vedic
Astrology all astronomical observations are done considering the earth to be the reference point. This
system of observation is called ‘geocentric’. In any system of measurements, the reference point is
considered stationary, though it may actually be moving. This may be likened to everyone’s common
experience while sitting in a moving train. If the train you are sitting in passes by another train which is
moving in the same direction, but slower than your train, this other train seems to be moving backwards
against the backdrop of distant trees. This is so because you consider yourself to be the reference point and
hence stationary. Largely, a similar phenomenon takes place with the planets also, when they appear to be
moving backwards. In our solar system, the planets are orbiting around the Sun with varying speeds. The
earth is also doing likewise. Inner and outer planets: The planets that lie between the Sun and the earth are
called inner or inferior planets. These are Mercury and Venus. They can never go too far away from the Sun.
Mercury can go a maximum of 27 degrees form the Sun and Venus cannot go beyond 47 degrees from the
Sun. These two planets retrograde when they are between the earth and the Sun. The planets whose orbits
lie outside the orbit of the earth are called outer or superior planets. These are Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.
The extra-Saturnine planets, i.e., Herschel Neptune, and Pluto are also in this very category. Outer planets
retrograde when the earth is between the Sun and the planet.
Q. Ignorance about Mangala Dosha causes a lot of anxiety in many home. It is justified?
A. Ignoring Mangala Dosha is also not right. Matching of horoscopes by a competent astrologer can save
calamitous results in many cases. Mangala Dosha by itself is generally not so serious unless the 7th house,
its lord and karaka have other severe afflictions too. Therefore, the entire horoscope must be scruitinized as
a whole. After all, besides Mars, there are eight other planets in the horoscope which may also have some
bearing (benefic or adverse) on the houses related to marital harmony. An isolated Mangala Dosha should
not cause much concern. One is likely to find as many happy couples with Mangala Dosha as without it, in a
real world.
Q. Do all planets become retrograde?
A. Except for the Sun and the Moon, all planets become retrograde once in a while. Since the Moon is
essentially a satellite of the earth, its apparent and real movements are one and the same. Rahu and Ketu,
which are not physical planets are always in retrograde motion.
Q. Can one spot a retrograde planet in a horoscope without it being specifically mentioned?
A. Since Mercury and Venus are always quite close to the Sun (as viewed from the earth) it is difficult to
know from the chart alone when they are retrograde. But the outré planets are definitely retrograde when
they are in the 6th, 7th or 8th house from the Sun. Sometimes they are retrograde even when they are in the
5th or 9th house from the Sun, but not always.
Q. Does a retrograde planet behave differently in predictive astrology as compared to a direct one?
A. The classics have vexed eloquent about the position (longitude) of a planet in the zodiac as far as
predictive is concerned. That is the reason we have detailed descriptions of deepest points of exaltation,
debilitation, own rashi placements, and what not. But they are generally silent on the velocity of the planet.
Velocity has two components, one is speed and the other is direction. On speed there is silence again,
except when it becomes atichari; and on direction there is very little to go by. A planet is termed atichari
when it gains unusually fast motion immediately after it becomes direct.
Q. It does not seem possible that there is no reference to velocity of planets in predictive astrology.
Isn’t astrology supposed to be dependent on astronomy which is essentially a study of motion of
planets?
A. Cognisance of velocity of a planet has been taken only in Shadbala which is the actual strength of a
planet arising out of six difference sources. Out of these six sources, one is termed Cheshtabala. It can
loosely be translated as ‘attempt’ or ‘intent’ of a planet due to its motion. A retrograde planet gets full 60
shashtiamshas as its Cheshtabala. All other states of motion get 45 or less. This strength is added to the
strength of a planet derived through a host of other sources. Thus its relative importance is very low in
Shadbala. Nevertheless, Venkatesha in Sarvatha Chintamani gives the results of the dasha of retrograde
planets, as under: The Sun and the Moon are never retrograde.
Mars: During the dasha-antardasha of Mars in retrogression, the native will be full of fear and trouble from
thieves, fire and snakes. He ay fall from the position held and may go to the forest, to live in solitude.
Mercury: In the dasha of retrograde Mercury the native gets good luck, wife, son and wealth. He also gets
to hear the sacred texts from Puranas and engages in acts of charity and bathes in the sea.
Jupiter: The dasha of a retrograde Jupiter bestows on the native much wealth, wife, sons, victory in battles,
friendship with the ruling elite and perfumes. He indulges in luxuries of speech.
Venus: During the dasha of retrograde Venus the native gets much honour from the ruler. He gets vehicles
fitted with excellent music systems, fine clothes and ornaments and ruling powers.
Saturn: Retrograde Saturn in its dashas causes failures in actions, frustrations in undertakings, sorrows and
loss of brothers. These results should not be applied verbatim as they will be modified due to other factors
present in a chart. But one thing is clear from these results that the author of Sarvartha Chintamani has
made a sharp distinction between malefics and benefics, and they remain so even if they are retrograde in
the natal chart. The view given above is that of one author. Another author, equally acclaimed, if not more,
Shri Mantreshwara of Phaladeepika, offers a strikingly different opinion. According to him a retrograde planet
has the status of an exalted planet even if it is posited in an inimical sign – no distinction between malefic
and benefic. This view may have some astronomical justification. The planet that is on the verge of
becoming retrograde is almost stationary; and so is the case when it is about to become direct. To
understand this better, one may imagine a child on a swing. When the swing is at its highest point, it is
momentarily stationary, since it has to change the direction of its motion. Even in-between these extreme
points, the planet is rather slow in motion as compared to its average speed. Thus it is possible for it to send
its radiations more strongly to the earth. This view that a retrograde planet acquires an element of strength
and beneficence is supported by Amsayu method of calculation of longevity. In this method the age
contributed by a retrograde planet is to be trebled. Such additions, or bharanas as they are called, are to be
done only in the case of those planets which are either exalted or retrograde. Howeve, our experience points
out that the result of a retrograde planet are contrary to expectations, they are erratic, inconsistent and
unpredictable. It may be so due to it native velocity. Predictive astrology seemingly assumes direct motion of
planets and the results are based on this tacit assumption. But results become unexpected when this
assumption is not true.
Q. Does it matter which sign the planet is retrograde in?
A. Yes, it ought to. There is a principle that states: a planet that is moving towards its sign of exaltation,
(uchchabhilashi) acquires beneficence and the planet that has crossed its sign of exaltation and is now
moving towards its sign of debilitation (neechabhilashi) sheds some of its power to do good. With this
principle in mind, imagine a Jupiter retrograde in Leo and a Mars retrograde in Leo. As is obvious, though
both the planets are posited in the sign of a friend, but while Jupiter is moving towards its sign of exaltation,
Cancer, Mars is moving towards its sign of debilitation. Another principle that must be borne in mind is that
the retrograde planet is supposed to exert its influence from its preceding house also. Now take another
example, that of Mercury and Venus, both getting retrograde in Virgo. While the exalted Mercury would be
exerting its influence from Leo, a friendly rashi, Venus which was already debilitated, will now be deemed to
be in Leo, its inimical rashi. Therefore, which rashi the planet is retrograde in, is an important consideration.
Q. What happens if a planet becomes retrograde when it is exalted or debilitated?
A. There is an opinion held by some astrologers that a retrograde planet, if debilitated, acts like an exalted
planet; and an exalted planet getting retrograde behaves like a debilitated planet. The genesis of this opinion
probably lies in the fact that a retrograde planet does not behave as it is expected to. Therefore, results from
the other extreme are attributed to it. However, this opinion is not universally accepted.
Q. Does it matter which house the planet is retrograde in?
A. Yes. Imagine a planet in the 9th house. This is one of the best placement. Now, if it is retrograde, it would
be considered to be in the 8th house. This is one of the worst placements for a planet. Thus, a planet which
was the bhagya-vidhata, now becomes the mrityu-data; the planet that was to determine the ‘extent of luck’
now has to determine the ‘mode of death’ Take another example, that of a retrograde benefic in the 5th
house. It will exert influence from the 4th house also, thus covering a Kendra and a trikona both. It will also
influence the houses that this planet aspects from both these positions. Thus, the influence of such a planet,
particularly, if it si Jupiter, can change the total complexion of the chart. Yet another feature, this time of a
retrograde malefic, takes effect when it is involved in causing a Paap-kartari yoga. Suppose, there is a
malefic in the 12th house and a retrograde malefic in the 2nd house. Together they would breathe down the
neck of the 1st house and asphyxiate it!
Q. Does a retrograde planet have any influence on the health issues of the native?
A. The results of a retrograde planet are definitely felt on the health and generally these results are adverse.
One of Parashar’s dicta is that benefics in the kendras promote sound health. But experience suggests that
a retrograde benefic is not capable of doing so. In fact it would certainly cause some health problem
appropriate to its significations during its dasha. Our scrutiny of retrograde planet’s influence on the health of
the native clearly confirms that even if a benefic lagna lord is in the lagna and is retrograde, it cannot protect
the native from the disease peculiar to the planet. Malefic retrograde planets are, of course, worse.
Moreover, the retrograde planet passes on its adverse influence to other planets by association or aspect.
The reader is referred to Chapter III of Subtleties of Medical Astrology by Dr. K.S. Charak for a detailed
exposition of this very important issue, with many examples.
Q. Can the retrogression be extended to vargas (divisional charts) too?
A. Most of the rules of analyzing the varga chats are the same as the birth chart, be these aspects, transit or
dasha. Therefore, one would expect no harm done if retrogression is applied on varga charts too. An
additional feature of retrogression that may have some relevance to varga charts is that retrogression is free
from the controversy of ayanamsha. Retrogression and direct motion will take place at the same time
irrespective of the choice of the ayanamsha. It is not the same with vargas. With a different ayanamsha, the
varga position of a planet often changes. This means that predictive work done based on a retrograde planet
stands on surer footing as compared to other parameters.
Q. You have addressed yourself to the role of retrograde planets in a natal chart. How about their
behaviour when they are retrograde in transit?
A. The predictive astrology has two major limbs to stand on. One is ‘dasha’ and the other is the ‘transit’. A
retrograde planet in transit may have a different meaning, though there may be some resonance between
the natal retrograde planet and the same planet getting retrograde in transit. For example, a native who has
his 6th lord Saturn (R) posited in lagna has repeatedly suffered problems from one or the other employee
whenever Saturn is retrograde in transit. During the retrogression it has given him a lot of mental anxiety.
Once the planet assumes direct motion, the problem evaporates, as if by magic. Please note that Saturn
and 6th house both denote employees. Generally, retrograde planets cause a repeat activity or the decision
is revoked, for the time being. Often the promotions or transfers are stayed for some time. Once the
retrogression is over, the concerned event moves ahead to its logical conclusion.
Q. What is the role of a retrograde planet in Prashna (Horary) or Varshaphala (Annual Progression)
Charts?
A. Both the charts are essentially transit charts. The rules of their analysis resemble the Parashari system in
many ways. But there are significant differences too, i.e., in aspects, yogas and dashas, etc. Both these
charts in this respect are governed by Tajika Shastra. One of the most used yogas in Tajik is the Ithasala
yoga. If this yoga is present between the lagnesha and the karyesha (significator of the event in question), it
is a favourable situation for the event. To appreciate the role of a retrograde planet in these charts, let us
examine the Ithasala yoga. It literally means the yoga of ‘intermixing’. The yoga is said to occur when:
1. The lagnesha and the karyesh aare in mutual aspect. (Tajik aspects are different from Parashari
aspects: the 3, 5, 9, 11 positions from each other are friendly aspects; 1, 4, 7 and 10 positions are
inimical aspects; the remaining 2, 12, 6, 8 positions are neutral to each other and, therefore, do not
constitute an aspect).
2. These two planets are within the orb in influence from each other. (The orb is deterined by the
average of deeptamshs of the two planets. The deeptamshas are: Sun 15, Moon 12, Mars 8,
Mercury 7, Jupiter 9, Venus 7 and Saturn 9 degrees).
3. The faster moving planet is behind the slower moving planet. (Planets in order of decreasing
motions are: Moon, Mercury, Venus, Sun, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn). Retrogression has some
bearing on this third and the most important condition of the Ithasala yoga:
1. retrograde fast moving planet at lesser longitude does not produce Ithasala yoga since its motion is
in the opposite direction to that of the more advanced slow moving planet. They are actually
moving away from each other, therefore, they are not likely to intermix.
2. The intensity of Ithasala is increased if the slow moving planet is retrograde and has higher
longitude.
3. When both the lagnesha and the karyesha (or even one of them) are retrograde, debilitated,
combust or otherwise weak, another yoga takes over this yoga. It literally means ‘cancellation’ of
the Ithasala yoga. It is an unfavourable yoga and does not allow the event to fructity favourably.
Q. What are the results of benefic or malefic retrograde planets?
A. If in a Prashna or Varshaphala chart:
1. a benefit retrograde planet is a lord of an auspicious house and has a relationships with lagnesha
or karyesha, some repeat action is likely, e.g., an interview or promotion exercise will be repeated
and the result will be favourable.
2. The result will remain favourable even if the planet involved in a malefic one, but besides the repeat
action there would be obstacles and tensions.
3. If the benefic retrograde planet is a Trik lord, the favourable result becomes doubtful due to
problems and obstacles.
4. If a malefic retrograde planet is a Trik lord, then cancellation of the event takes place due to various
impediments.
Thus we see that the retrograde condition of the planet, whether in natal chart or transit has specific and
strong repercussions on predictive astrology.

Indu lagna

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According to ancient jyotish texts, the Indu lagna shows the
sources of wealth for an individual. The planets on the Indu lagna, 11th,
2nd, planets in kendras, or planets aspecting the Indu lagna, are
able to provide wealth to the person.

The Indu lagna is computed as follows:

1. Determine the lord of the 9th house from the lagna.
2. Determine the lord of the 9th house from the Moon.

3. Assign a value to the lords found above by using the following
scores: 30, 16, 6, 8, 10, 12, 1 (starting from the Sun to Saturn).

4. Add the values assigned to the lords of the 9th houses.

5. Divide the total by 12 and determine the remainder of the
computation.

6. Count the number of the remainder from the position of the
Moon.

Thus, the Indu lagna is determinedAccording to the interpretations made by Dr. KS Charak, author
of “Elements of Vedic Astrology”, all of the planets are capable of
providing wealth to an individual provided that they are located at
the houses mentioned in the previous email. Accordingly, the planets
located on the 3rd, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th and 12th from the Indu Lagna
cannot provide such wealth, unless they aspect the Indu Lagna.

In practical terms, the jyotishi needs to synthesize the information
from this perspective with the indicators provided from the rest of
the chart. As such, the jyotishi can have a fair evaluation of the
strengths and weaknesses inherent in the person’s life.

What is Indu Lagna? How is it used in predictive astrology?
THE Tamizh authority, “Jataka Alankaram” gives rules for determining Indu Lagna. Kala values of planets are as follows: Sun:30; Moon:16; Mars:6; Mercury:8; Jupiter:10; Venus:12; Saturn:1. The Kala of the Ninth lord from Lagna, and that of the Ninth lord from the moon should be added and the total divided by 12. The remainder, counted from the moon’s Rasi in the horoscope, leads us to Indu Lagna. For a Dhanu Lagna, Thula Rasi native, e.g., the 9th lord is the sun with Kala value 30; the lord of the Ninth from Thula is Mercury, whose Kala is 8. The total is 38. This is divided by 12. The remainder is 2. From Thula Rasi, the second Sign is Vrischika, which is the Indu Lagna for this horoscope.

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