Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Excel Sheet for Jyotish (Aug-2006)

|| Om Gurave Namah ||
Dear Friends,

Here is an updated excel sheet to help you in your jyotish calculations.


If you do not have Microsoft Excel you can use www.openoffice.org, It may have problems in calculation some formulas.

Your Suggestions are welcome

Warm Regards
Sanjay P

Monday, August 28, 2006

Pluto Question and Mahaganapathi Homam

> Greetings/Namaskar,
> I'm an astrology enthusiast. I know of you enough to
> recognise your
> excellence in this subject.
> My point of discussion for this mail is : IAU's
> status change of pluto. Does
> this mean there will be a change in the software
> Jagannath hora, to
> accomodate this change? Have'nt we vedics always
> restricted ourselves to the
> divine nine, excluding even Neptune and Uranus? Does
> the current controversy
> in IAU classification have any bearing on vedic
> astrology? Would'nt
> including Uranus and Neptune into consideration mean
> questioning the
> astroprudence of ancient rishis?
> Kindly clarify these questions of my confused mind.
> Humbly yours,
> Regards,

From: Narasimha P.V.R. Rao <pvr@charter.net>
Date: Aug 26, 2006 1:02 PM
Subject: [sohamsa] Pluto Question and Mahaganapathi Homam
To: vedic-astrology@yahoogroups.com, sohamsa@yahoogroups.com, sjcBoston@yahoogroups.com , JyotishGroup@yahoogroups.com, sjc-boston@yahoogroups.com

Namaste Sir,
Hoping you won't mind, I am cc'ing this to some yahoogroups.
This demotion of Pluto has no impact on true Vedic astrology. Though some Vedic astrologers influenced by western astrology use Pluto, classical Vedic astrology doesn't use Pluto.
In fact, Uranus and Neptune are also not used in classical Vedic astrology. Though there are clear indications that sages were aware of them, sages did not use them in natal horoscopy. Our distance to Uranus is about twice the distance to Saturn. If Saturn is the size of a basket ball, Uranus is the size of a tennis ball. Probably, such a small object at such a larger distance has negigible impact on us.
Which celestial bodies are called "planets" by scientists and which are not is irrelevant to astrologers. We only care about "grahas", the celestial bodies whose consciousness can "catch hold of" (or grasp) our consciousness. Graha means catching hold of. Science does not even have the concept of "consciousness". But, our ancient sages and seers understood that all animate and inanimate objects of this universe have a consciousness and that all these individual consciousnesses have a nice interplay. They formulated Jyotisha (Vedic astrology) based on an understanding of the nature of that interplay.
Sun is not a planet - he is a star. But his consciousness has a huge impact on ours. Hence Sun is a graha. Moon is not a planet - he is a satellite of earth. But his consciousness has a huge impact on ours. Hence Moon is a graha. Rahu and Ketu are imaginary abstract points - the intersection points of Moon's orbit around earth and earth's orbit around Sun. They have a consciousness and that consciousness has a huge impact on us. Hence they were labeled as grahas. Sages found that the consciousnesses of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto have a negible impact on our consciousness and they did not include them as grahas.
The foundation of Jyotisha is at the level of consciousness. It is beyond the grasp of science at this point.
We all have three bodies - sthoola sareera (gross body), sookshma sareera (subtle body) and kaarana sareera (causal body). Science only recognizes gross body. Concsciousness permeates all the three bodies and, in fact, interplay of the consciousnesses of various bodies (e.g. grahas and people) happens mainly at the level of causal body, though it may translate into something happening at the gross level finally. How can science, which does not even recognize subtle and causal bodies, understand anything about those interplays?
Bottomline is: Scientists may change their mind hundred times about which bodies are planets and which are not. But, we don't care. Foundations of Jyotisha were laid by the intelligence of rishis.
Hope this helps.
* * *
Happy Ganaeha Chaturthi to all of you!
On the occasion of Ganesha Chaturthi, I am doing "Sree Mahaganapathi Homam" during 6:00 am-1:30 pm (EDT) tomorrow (Sunday, Aug 27) at my home in South Grafton (near Boston). The homam will be elaborate and conducted based on vaidika agnimukha ritual. Apart from many other mantras, we will be chanting Ganapathi Atharva Seersham (aka Ganeshopanishat) 40 times. Atharva seersham is the highest prayer of Ganesha and it extolls Ganapathi as the Parama Purusha (supreme cosmic being) who is in the Sahasrara chakra of all beings. When chanted with the correct intonation, atharva seersham is magical. Some people fell in love with it after listening to it at my house.
If you are interested and live nearby, you are welcome to come and join us in the chanting and finally have prasadam for lunch. Swami Sathasivom from Sri Kalikambal temple in Chennai will be a guest at the homam and you can take his blessings too.
Pooja to haridra Ganapathi will start at 6 am. Varuna pooja and Punyahavachanam will probably start around 6:15 am. Agni pratishthapana will be around 6:30 am. The poorvaanga procedure including a shodasopachara pooja will happen till 7 am. One maala each of mooalmantra, "ganaanaam tvaa" mantra and Ganesha Gayatri mantra will happen till 8 am or so. Then we will do small counts of 30-40 miscellaneous mantras of Ganesha. That will take a couple of hours. Around 10 am, I expect start reading various sooktas, in preparation for atharva seersham. They will take around half hour. Then atharva seersham may start around 10:30 am. It will take around 2.5 hours. At around 1 pm, we will offer poornahuti. Then another shodasopachaara pooja, uttaraangam, jayaadi homam, anaajnaataadi praayaschitta homam will happen and we expect to offer tarpanas and shuddhaanna bali at around 1:25 pm. We plan to end around 1:30 pm.
Please feel free to come at the beginning and stay till the end or to come in the middle also. You can come without RSVP'ing also. Just drop in if you want. Call 508-839-1218 for directions.
* * *
Fire is a good medium for chanting mantras. Mantras chanted in front a fire can increase the bhootagni, burn karmas and cleanse the subtle body. Especially in people with low bhootagni, homam can increase bhootagni and increase the effect of their mantra.
If any of you are interested in doing a Ganapathi homam yourself every month or week or day, I will be glad to help you with the procedure. It is not all that difficult. In fact, it is quite easy. Though I do an elaborate homam on important occasions such as tomorrow, I do a shorter version every morning. It takes only 55 minutes and energizes me for the rest of the day. Please send a mail to pvr@charter.net if you are interested in learning how to perform a daily homam.
The next few years may be important for the world. A few people doing sadhana calmly in various corners of the world will be helpful. Internal sadhanas such as mantra japam and meditation are excellent for individual spiritual evolution, but external rituals such as homam will be very helpful too. It will be good to have people doing homam in various corners of the world.
Sarvam SreeKrishnaarpanamastu,
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Sri Jagannath Centre (SJC) website: http://www.SriJagan nath.org

Friday, August 25, 2006

Guidance Questions

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Pandit. R.DAKSHINAMOORTHI <dakshinastrologer@yahoo.co.in>
Date: Aug 24, 2006 10:12 PM
Subject: [vedic-astrology] Re: A quick Guidance Questions ?
To: vedic-astrology@yahoogroups.com

Dear Student Raghunatha Rao:

1) It is traditional to skip the annual naimittika
poojaas (the poojas done on special occasions in a
grand manner to celebrate some mythological event such
as Vinaayaka Chathurthi, Navaraathri, etc.) till the
"Varshaaptika shraadham" is done for close relatives
(blood relatives on whose death we have to observe
10-day mourning). However, Dharma Shaastraas say that
regular upaasakaas of a high order are exempt from
this injunction while performing their daily poojas.
For instance, a Devi upasaaka who has been reading
Durga Sapta Sati all his life will have to discontinue
the reading ONLY for 10 days following death of close
relatives (and that too ONLY for one's own parents!).
For normal individuals, the taboo of not observing the
special worship will hold good. The main intention in
the taboo being that Pitru kriyaas should gain
precedence over Deva kriyaas during the one-year
period so that the departed souls rest in peace due to
proper performance of the rituals. In the case of
upaasakaas, their tapsya ensures good lokhaas for the
departed souls of their parents or forefathers. You
may decide in which category you fall and follow the
suitable suggestion as applicable to you. It is not
for me to judge whether you are an advanced upasaaka
who does regular sadhanas or whether you are just an
ordinary, good god-fearing individual!

2) There is no set auspicious direction for the main
door of the house of an individual. This has to be
selected in consonance with one's natal horoscope.
The best way is to synchronize the direction indicated
by one's moon sign and also ashtakavarga principles to
find the auspicious direction. This is too elaborate
to be explained in a mail.

The Sun apparently rises in the east and sets in
the west everywhere regardless of whether we live in
Eastern or Western countries. So, the Vaastu
principles should hold good irrespective of the
country we live in. The architecture and materials to
be chosen may differ due to climatic and other
considerations. The general outlay of the house can
follow the same principles throughout the world.

In general, according to Vaastu principles, the
ideal lay-out for a house should be....Main door
facing the direction which is auspicious according to
the horoscope of the woman of the house, Kitchen in
the Southeast block, Master Bedroom in the Southwest
Block, Toilets in the southern block, some opening /
highlight in the middle of the terrace (above the
brahma sthaanam), children's rooms in the Northwest
block, Pooja rooms in the Northeast block.

All electrical items should be preferably kept in
the southeast corner. Telephone and other
communication equipment should be avoided in the south
of a room (except in the southeast corner which is the
place of agni - the messenger; so there is
consonance!). The moneysafes should be in the
southwest corner with the doors of the safe facing
North. The Northeast corner of any room should be
kept clean; waterpots or water sources can be placed
there. But, drains should not be kept in the
Northeast. Staircases should not be in the Northeast.
Water sources should not be in the southeast corner.

If we ensure these above general principles we
can minimize the disharmony arising out of
incomptaible vaastu. There is another
thing.....regardless of vaastu principles, if persons
living in the house are very highly principled and
live a harmonious life with good vibrations, ANY house
regardless of the vaastu defects will start vibrating
positively due to the influence of the personalities
living in that......Vaastu influence is a two-way
phenomenon....the vaastu influences the persons living
there, and with time the persons living there
contribute to the vaastu power! That is why you can
feel very strong vibrations in some old houses where
generation after generation of sadhakaas have lived
continuously in the same house! Such houses need not
be checked for vaastu compatibility at all!

Again, all vaastu defects can be overcome by
successful installation of vaastu Griha Lakshmi yantra
or Matsya Yantra energized by properly initiated
experts. (Buying stickers of vaastu yantra or
machine-moulded yantraas may serve only for
psychological satisfaction; yantras are like electric
circuits and involve technicalities that should be
properly adhered to before they get energized.
Yantras written by the hand of an expert have their
own value!).

I hope the above clarifications help you.

I am marking a copy of this to the VA list for the
benefit of our members.

Blessed be.

--- Raghunatha RaoNemani <raon1008@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Om Krishna Guru
> Namaste Guru Dakshinamoorthi Ji,
> I have two sets of questions and need your
> guidance.
> I) As you know one year did not completed till my
> father passed away, so am I allowed to conduct the
> Ganapathy Puja on upcoming Ganapathy Chaturdhi.
> Also, for the past two years, I have been reading
> the Durga Saptasati during the Navaratri days, so
> shall I continue this year too or not ?. As some one
> in my family suggested that, we should not do any
> such prayers and pujas till one year is completed,
> hence this question to you.
> II) Many of my friends are asking me the basic
> principles of Vastu Principles as follows:-
> 1) What direction the Main door of the house
> should be facing ? Provide me the best to least
> directions in the order of preference.
> 2) What direction the Kicken should be ?
> 3) What direction the Puja room be placed ?
> 4) What direction the Head should be kept by the
> inmates while sleeping ?
> So, may I request you to please provide me some
> basic guidelines for the
> above general questions.
> Also, are the able principles differ from a House
> in India vs House in a Western country such as USA?.
> I know this question sounds stupid, but some one
> asked me hence thought of asking you and taking your
> guidance accordingly.
> Thanks for your guidance in advance.
> Regards
> Raghunatha Rao

Query on Karma - Dakshinamoorthiji

Dear Shri. Baksh:

I believe the original intent of the write of the mail (Shri. Akash)
is "karmic quest" - he seems to believe that knowing one's karma
exactly will help one to avoid such negative karmas in later
lives......The reality is that God has purposely erased memories of
our past lives so that we do not carry the emotional burdens; the
lessons that we have to learn are in the form of our life
circumstances. By patiently enduring our sufferings in life, we
automatically eradicate all karmaas. There is no other remedy
necessary for a persevering person in my opinion.

HOwever, the vast majority of us cannot take such an enlightened
view of life.....Our sufferings may in fact detract us from our
spiritual advancement.....That is why, the rishis out of their
compassion for our souls have laid down various remedies in karma
kaandams to overcome evil karmas committed in previous births.

If we happen to remember our previous lives precisely, there will
be more confusion. Karma necessarily brings people connected by it
together so that they get a chance to balance the karmaas. For
instance, a person who has unduly harassed another person in the past
may be born as a relative in this birth so that the harassor can help
the harassed in many ways and eradicate the karma of the previous
birth. I will not be surprised if in certain cases, the harassed
person of the previous life is born as a son to the harassor of the
previous life; so the harassor - in his new role as the father will
sacrifice many things for bringing up his son - the harassed person
of the previous lives. He may be a patient father and very loving.
The son, may in turn respond to this affection and this way the karma
will be balanced smoothly. Now, what will happen if the son starts
remembering the old life? Can he ever look up at his father with

In marital lives, the confusion will be more profound! What will
happen if we happen to discover that our closest friend's wife
happened to be our wife in the past and we had a wonderful
relationship in the previous life, but due to some quirk of fate she
has become the wife of our friend of this life????; won't those
memories interfere with the smooth functioning of the society?

It is pertinent to note that Einstein said "God does not play
dice." God has evolved the script of the universe very perfectly; it
is not for us to try to dwelve too deeply into that unnecessarily
because it may open a can of worms. These are my thoughts; of
course, learned members may have different opinions.

Blessed be.


Dear Gurpreetji:

Yes......going back to memories of past lives is quite possible by
regression techniques, and they do help in resolving some
psychological issues which arise from impressions of the past.

In astrology, classical works like "Agasthiar Karma Kaandam" specify
the likely negative karmas that the native may carry depending on
planetary placements in the horoscope, and also the suggested
remedies to overcome the ill-effects.

Chanting Gayathri mantra regularly, and some mantrik japas do help a
person in remembering events of past lives so that the karmaas could
be faced and eradicated consciously. For advanced spiritual
practitioners, these memories will not be disturbing; but, rather a
very useful aid in shedding off all karmic baggage. Advanced
spiritual aspirants can view all life events with perfect equanimity
and that is why God's Grace ordains that siddhis that a person can
attain are directly related to their level of spiritual maturity.
Remembering past lives is a common enough siddhi at some stage of
spiritual development for most sadhakaas.

Chanting Gayathri mantra, Raama naama japa( or shiva japam), etc. are
definitely good aids for removing our negative karmaas.

Blessed be.

--- In vedic-adstrology@yahoogroups.com, "baksh5" <avbhat2005@...>

> Om Namh Shivaya!..
> Thank you Dakshinamoorthiji. Can you let us know your thoughts on
> the original intent of this email?. I am reproducing the same here
> to avoid searching and scrolling all the way below -
> Respected Gurujans and learned scholars,
> > > >
> >>I have been following actively the thread on the karma concept.
> > > I had
> > > > one fundamental doubt or question as you may call it for
> i
> > > could find an answer yet.
> > > >
> > > > Since we are born and take rebirth over and over again, "why
> is > > it
> > > > that we cannot remember our karmas ( Dushkarma or SatKarma )
> of > > our
> > > > earlier lives. Remembering this would help us in
> > > atleast "knowingly"
> > > > avoid certain Karmic centred activities. This memory will
> > > help
> > > > the being to do better and strive hard since the data is
> > > available (
> > > > memory of karmas) and the being will be in a better position
> to > > judge
> > > > what is best and what next he/she could do.
> > > >
> > > > I understand that with this memory an additional baggage of
> > > previous
> > > > lives relationships and responsibilities come in. But again
> > > hold on
> > > > to these relationships and responsibilities is up to the
> > > individual.
> > > > If compared these additional baggages against the Karma's
> which > > is
> > > > being done in each lives, I guess the benefits of knowing (
> > > memory)
> > > > our Karma outweighs this additional baggage.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks in advance for your replies..
> > > >
> With Regards
> /-Akash...
> --- In vedic-astrology@yahoogroups.com, "dakshinastrologer"
> <dakshinastrologer@> wrote:
> >
> > Dear Shri. Gopal:
> >
> > Sorry for the delayed response at the outset.....I was through
> some
> > very tight situations in the past month and all my energies were
> > directed towards solving the problem.....Besides, I had some
> > religious duties and collective worships to conduct which made my
> > participation marginal in this forum during the last month.
> >
> > I will quote the Chapter 6 Verse 1 you have alluded to and then
> > explain the words "karma" and "kriyaa" that you wanted to know
> > about.....
> >
> > "Anaasritah karmaphalam kaaryam karma karothi yah
> > sa sanyaasii cha yogii cha na niragnir na cha akriyah"
> >
> > The meaning of the verse is:(It is spoken by Our Blessed Lord
> > Himself)....He who discharges his duty without seeking its fruit,
> he
> > is the Sanyaasin (ascetic) he is yogi; not he who is without
> sacred
> > fire and without rites.
> >
> > So, the word used in this verse is "akriyah" meaning "one without
> > rites". There are various obligator religious rites ordained for
> an
> > orthodox sanadhaani (I prefer to use this word instead of the
> > "Hindu"). An ascetic does not perform all these as he has
> sacrificed
> > everything in life. The Blessed Lord says that one who is
> detached
> > regarding the fruits of his duties is a real sanyaasi.
> >
> > In the context of this verse, karmphalam denotes the fruits
> arising
> > out of one's actions; kriyaa refers to religious rites
> > and other outward forms of worships).
> >
> > Generally speaking, kriyaa (rites) also lead to accumulation of
> one's
> > karma (good though it is). Kriyaa is the seed and karmaa is the
> Tree,
> > while karmaphalam (the results accruing out of our karma) is the
> > fruit! The fruit (karmaphalam) will be tasty or bitter depending
> on
> > the quality of the seed (actions). We are in effect sowing the
> seeds
> > of our own destiny for future births by our current actions.
> >
> > Blessed be.
> >
> >
> > --- In vedic-astrology@yahoogroups.com, Gopal Goel <gkgoel1937@>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > Dear Abha and other friends.
> > > The question is what is ' KARMA' ?
> > > In chapter 6 Verse 1 0f Gita two words are refereed-'KARMA'
> and
> > 'KIRIYA'.
> > > What is the different in these words?
> > > G.k.goel
> > > Ibhataash <bhat_ashok@> wrote:
> > > Om Namh Shivaya!
> > >
> > > Thanks Abha for an excellent note. It was not preachy atall.
> Infact
> > > it was words from the person who has gone through that in
> his/her
> > > life rather than picking notes from the scriptures and telling
> it.
> > > Appreciate it very much..
> > >
> > > I am still awaiting for the gurujans of this group viz -
> > > Dakshinamoorthiji and PVRji for their responses. Seems they are
> > busy
> > > or the right time to answer this has not yet come. Will wait
> it.
> > >
> > > Thanks & Regards
> > > /-Akash..
> > >

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Manglik dosha cancellation

From: dakshinastrologer <dakshinastrologer@yahoo.co.in>
Date: Aug 24, 2006 10:26 AM
Subject: [vedic-astrology] Re: manglik dosha cancellation
To: vedic-astrology@yahoogroups.com

Dear Shri. Talented God!

I do not know if I qualify as an expert in astrology.....Yet, I
thought I will comment on your post.....

The combinations you have written are definitely causing cancellation
of mangalik dosha. And yes....there is nothing known as "DOUBLE
MANGALIK DOSHA." But, could you kindly check up the 7th point you
have raised about there being no mars dosha if Mars is in the 4th or
8th houses for Aquarius ascendant? Late Shri. C.G. Rajan - a
stalwart in astrology of yesteryears opines in his "Jataka
Naradeeyam" based on astrological dictums attributed to Sage Naarada,
that for Aquarius ascendant, there is no Mangalik dosha if Mars is in
the 7th house. This is in accordance with the principle that there
is no Mars dosha if Mars is in Sun's house. But, there is no
reference to cancellation of dosha for Aquarius if Mars is in 4th or
8th house..... Honestly, I am yet to come across the point 7 you
have raised in your post - i.e ". For Aquarius ascendant Mars in the
4th/8th house then the manglik > dosha gets cancelled." How is the
Mars dosha exempt when it is in the house of Venus (4th sign from
Aquarius) or in the house of Mercury - Virgo (8th sign from
Aquarius)?. It does not satisfy the logic that there is no Mars
dosha when Mars is in signs ruled by its friends Sun, Moon, and
Jupiter! I did not intend to find a fault in your post which is
otherwise excellent and is likely to be of use to many members; but,
I thought a dictum on such an important matter as mangalik dosha
cancellation should be subject to more rigorous check before members
can rely on that. Otherwise, there will be more misconceptions and
confusions that might creep in later among the astro-enthusiasts.

Again, if the dispositor of Mars (owner of the sign in which Mars is
posited) is in kendra (1, 4, 7, 10 houses) or trikona (1, 5, 9
houses) from ascendant, Mars dosha gets cancelled.

Similarly, Mars in the 2nd and 7th houses in a female horoscope, and
in the 4th and 8th houses in a male horoscope are exempt from most of
the malefic effects of kuja dosha.

So, if we apply ALL these principles, members will find that many of
the so-called "mangalik" horoscopes will in reality be exempt from
the dreaded dosha.

Blessed be.

--- In vedic-astrology@yahoogroups.com,

"talentedgod" <talentedgod@...> wrote:
> Hi,
> I hope to hear from experts on vedic astrology, their comments on
> the following conditions that cancel manglik dosha.
> Following are the combinations when the Manglik Dosha does not
> exist. Before someone terms you a manglik check if these yogas are
> present in your chart.If they are then you are not a manglik.
> These have also been verified in practice. REMEMBER THERE IS
> 1. When Mars is in its own sign (Aries, Scorpio), exalted
> (Capricorn) or in the houses owned by PLANETS SUPPOSED to be his
> friends (Sun, Jupiter, Moon) manglik dosha gets cancelled.
> 2. If Mars is in the 2nd house but in Gemini, Virgo sign then the
> manglik dosha gets cancelled
> 3. If Mars is in 12th house but in Taurus, Libra then the manglik
> dosha gets cancelled.
> 4. If Mars is in 7th house but in Cancer, Capricorn then the
> dosha gets cancelled.
> 5. If Mars is in 8th house but in Sagittarius, Pisces no dosha
> exists.
> 6. For Cancer and Leo ascendant Mars is a yogakaraka( a beneficial
> influence) wherever it may be no dosha at all.
> 7. For Aquarius ascendant Mars in the 4th/8th house then the
> dosha gets cancelled.
> 8. If benefic Jupiter or Venus is in ascendant no dosha.
> 9. If Mars is in conjunction or aspected by Jupiter or Moon no
> 10. If Mars is in conjunction/aspected by Sun, Mercury, Saturn,
> then the manglik dosha does not exist.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Information request on Seemantham

Dear members,

I was looking for some information on Seemantham, its origin and purpose.

Can you please educate me on the meaning and the rituals done during Seemantham?

Is this ceremony done for the good of the child and a smooth delivery of the baby. But is it true that the stotras are meant only for the boy child? And also is the ceremony not performed for other than the first child?

Can anyone please inform me on the significance of other ceremonies like the bangle ceremony during this ritual?

This is for a friend who is expecting. Your reply will be greatly appreciated.



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: dakshinastrologer <dakshinastrologer@yahoo.co.in >
Date: Aug 23, 2006 9:46 AM
Subject: [vedic-astrology] Re: Information request on Seemantham
To: vedic-astrology@yahoogroups.com

Dear Student Souvik:
Seemantham is a ceremony done ONLY for the first
child in the womb. There is another ceremony called
Pumsavanam.....This can be done for all conceptions...This pumsavanam
should be done in the 3rd or 4th month of conception to ensure that
the child in the womb is born as a male child (it should be done in
3rd or 4th month - before the sexual organs are formed for the
foetus). Even otherwise, it can be done for the well-being of the
> child after the 4th month......Seemantham is done ONLY FOR THE
FIRST CHILD. Pumsavanam is not mandatory while seemantham is
> mandatory. If the first child is born without performance of
seemantham, ritual doctrines demand that the father of the child
should not see the child before the Punyaahavasanam (11th day or 16th
day or later according to traditions in the family). There are some
remedies to be performed if the first child is born without the
performance of seemantham. For the first child, both the pumsavanam
and seemantham are performed together in the 8th/ 9th month of
conception according to prevailing practices. The correct procedure
will be to perform the pumsavanam in the 3rd/ 4th month and the
seemantham should be performed in 8th/ 9th months. (actually, it
should be done between the 5th and 8th months.....in case, it is not
done due to any reason, as a last resort at least it should be done
at anytime till the delivery. That is why I have included the 9th
month also!)The purpose of putting on bangles is for the child's
welfare. The tinkling sound of bangles in the mother's hands and the
happiness that she gets when every well-wisher bedecks her with
bangles in a happy atmosphere is good for the foetus's
> well-being.....The child in the womb will experience happiness by
this besides getting spiritual protection....the bangles
> put on the carrying mother act almost like mantrik
> shields of goodwill.

During Pumsavanam ceremony, auspicious musical sounds will be raised
(a vedic mantra should actually be recited using veena instrument
according to the scriptures; but, rarely this is done. Instead, now-
a-days someone expert in singing sings auspicious songs.) This is
all for the welfare of the child in the womb. It is pertinent to
note that modern ultra-scans reveal that the child in the womb even
laughs, cries, and shows expressions indicating different moods! Our
ancestors have probably kept all these to aid in healthy development
of the child in all forms.

Besides these, listening to "Garbha kavacham" is good for protection
of both mother and child.

Chanting the following mantra is good for ensuring safe delivery of
the child....

"Om Himavat Uttare Paarshve Surathaa Naama Yakshinii
Tasya smarana matrena Vishalyaa Garbhinii bhavet"

Those who are troubled by complications during delivery time can get
benefitted by this.

Blessed be.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Today is Hayagreeva Utpatti day

From: dakshinastrologer <dakshinastrologer@yahoo.co.in>
Date: Aug 9, 2006 7:38 AM
Subject: [vedic-astrology] Today is Hayagreeva Utpatti day
To: vedic-astrology@yahoogroups.com

Dear Members:

Happy raksha bandan day for all members. Besides Raksha bandan, this day is also Sravana Upakarma day on which vedic studies for Rig veda and Yajur veda are recommenced according to vedic traditions after a gap of 6 months in which vedangas like jyotish, chandas, nruktam, are studied.

Today is auspicious to worship Lord Hayagreeva - the fountain of All Knowledge.

Chanting the following slokha is generally good for academic

"Om Gnaanaanada mayam devam nirmala sphatikaakruthim
Aadhaaram sarva vidhyaanaam Hayagreevam Upaasmahe"

Lord Vishnu with a Horse-Head manifested on this day to restore the vedaas to Lord Brahma from whom all these had been taken away by a horse-headed demon. This is an excellent day for initiation into new vidhyaas. Pious brahmins will fast throughout the day taking only water in which 7 sesame seeds are immersed and tommorrow Gaayathri Homam will be performed for universal welfare and also for expatiation of all sins committed in the previous year.

By God's grace, even I am under that deeksha today. I pray for the
welfare of all members. Let the Grace of Gaayathri maata - the mother of all vedas fall upon our members and guide their intellect.

Lead us along the right path oh kindly light!

Blessed be.


Friday, August 04, 2006

SAV Question (Re: Jhora - Technical Question)

From: Narasimha P.V.R. Rao <pvr@charter.net>
Date: Aug 4, 2006 11:17 AM
Subject: [sohamsa] SAV Question (Re: Jhora - Technical Question)
To: vedic-astrology@yahoogroups.com, sohamsa@yahoogroups.com, JyotishGroup@yahoogroups.com

Dear Ramesh, ;
"Do you plan to make any corrections in ashakavarga point calculations? There
> was a discussion sometime back about totaling error. "

There is no totalling error. Are you talking about the point someone made a while ago about JHora not adding ashtakavargas properly to come up with SAV? If I remember right, the person said something like JHora's SAV not being "sarva ashtakavarga" but being "sarva saptakavarga", as only 7 charts are totalled. That is merely that person's theory. It is not a well-accepted view.

All authors have taught adding the seven bhinna ashtakavargas (BAVs) to come up with SAV. Lagna's BAV is not included in SAV.
The point that this makes it "sarva saptakavarga" is silly. We are still adding "ashtakavargas" only. Whether "sarva" (literally, all) means seven planets or eight points including lagna is debatable. Instead of adding eight "ashtakavargas", we are adding seven "ashtakavargas". They are still ashtakavargas and not saptakavargas. Each chart considers auspicious places for the seven planets w.r.t. the eight references.

For research, I will add the option of including lagna's BAV also in SAV. However, I will caution people that this pushes the scores artificially high. The rules of 30 scores being excellent and 25-30 being neutral etc will be offset by this. For example, SAV of my rasi chart has 5 out of 12 rasis with scores of 30 or higher. They are considered strong houses. If I add lagna's BAV also, 9 out of 12 rasis have scores of 30 or higher.
In fact, many people will have too many houses with scores of 30 or higher. After all, the total of all rasis in SAV increases from 337 to 386, when you add lagna's BAV! The average score increases from 337/12= 28.1 to 386/12=32.2. Thus, 30 scores becomes commonplace. The directive from classics that 25-30 is average and 30 is good is no longer relevant.

I strongly advise against this change. Adding the ashtakavargas of 7 planets to come up with SAV is the correct approach. If there was some other discussion on "totaling error" that I missed, please forward the discussion to me. I missed it. I caught the above discussion on "sarva saptakavarga", but did not get a chance to reply then.

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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Hermaphrodite -- The Third Sex

Dear Pandit Dakshinamoorthiji Dandavat & Pranam Their is something interesting I had read in the magazine of the sunday daily The Times of India on july 9th issue in the Time Life section. A journalist has written a article, a reality, that a baby was born to a mother on 29th march 2006 at 13.40 hrs in south Calcutta without any sex organs. I got interested in the same and got the birth details as given above. I am not able to figure it out the astrological reasons for the same, i.e deformity in geneticals, as the eight house deals with genetics also. The eight house belongs to kumbha rasi & its lord is in the lagna. The eight house also has budh in it under Shatabhishak nakshatra. Can U pls help in analysing this chart for the deformity in genetics?? Is their any remedies you can suggest so that the mother of the child can do to restore normalcy of the sex organs. The mother is harrassed by the enunch community who are wanting to take away the child from the mother. Awaiting for ur analysis and possible remedies Seeking your blessings Pranam
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From: dakshinastrologer < dakshinastrologer@yahoo.co.in>
Date: Jul 25, 2006 12:43 AM
Subject: [vedic-astrology] Re: Hermaphrodite -- The Third Sex
To: vedic-astrology@yahoogroups.com

Dear Shri. Haresh:

Performance of Pumsavana ceremony during the 4th month of Pregnancy
is an assured guarantee against such genetical disorders. Though
there are astrological combinations that show that a chid born at a
particular instant may suffer from some form of genital defect
(which may lead to impotency, absence of virility, etc. in later
stages), it is pointless to analyze them as we would know the result
by then as in this case......Indulging in intercourse when the
breath is in Sushumna naadi (in layman's terms - when breath is
flowing through both nostrils) may lead to such progeny. Therefore,
the couple should be careful that at the time of ejaculation the
breath is either flowing entirely through the left or right nostrils
(chandra kala or surya kalaa).

Now that the child is born, instead of analyzing the chart
combinations to see why the child is born like this, I would be
rather inclined to suggest a remedy which if successful can alter
the fate of the child and bring happiness to the family.

Chanting the 10th stanza of Soundarya Lahiri 1000 times for 6 days
and tying the appropriate yantra inscribed in gold with a red cord
around the child's hips may help in enhancement of unisex
characteristics (either male or female characteristics as the case
may be). The offering should be fresh fruit. Of course, doctors
can be simultaneously consulted for any surgical procedure required
to bring out the hidden genitalia (I feel that the sex organs are
rudimentarily developed and a surgical intervention may be necessary
after genetic analysis for identifying the sex of the child).

May Divine Grace help the family in this time of distress and let
the future of the child be safe without falling prey to the HIjra

Blessed be.

Brihaspati Gayatri, Vishwamitra/Gaathina Rishi Rig Veda 6.62.6