Friday, November 02, 2018

Lagna Muhurat for Diwali Lakshmi Pujan

Most of the religious books Dharma Sindhu, Nirnaya Sindhu and Vratraj suggest Lakshmi Puja on Diwali during Pradosh time after sunset while Amavasya Tithi prevails. If Amavasya Tithi is getting over before sunset then Lakshmi Puja is done on Chaturdashi Tithi when Amavasya prevails after sunset. As most of these religious books don't mention Muhurat for Puja timings based on Vedic astrology, many astrologers provide various auspicious Puja timings for Lakshmi Puja on Diwali. Although there are various opinions on the best Muhurat for Lakshmi-Ganesha Puja on Diwali, the most astrologers agree that Lakshmi Puja should be done during fixed Lagna. The Lagna is most significant factor while considering the Muhurat for most activities. In Vedic astrology there are twelve Lagna in twenty-four hours and those are categorized as fixed, movable and common. The following four Lagna(s) are considered fixed in nature and are considered good for Lakshmi Puja.
  • Vrishchika Lagna
  • Kumbha Lagna
  • Vrishabha Lagna
  • Simha Lagna
As Goddess Lakshmi is movable and never stays at a single place for long, there are always attempts to make Her fixed or prolong Her stay at one place by worshipping Her during a fixed Lagna. It is believed that worshipping Goddess Lakshmi during fixed Lagna would make Her stable or at least prolong Her stay at one place.

As per legends, Goddess Lakshmi came out of the milky ocean on the day of Dhantrayodashi and chose Lord Vishnu as Her husband on the day of Diwali. Hence Diwali Amavasya is considered the most appropriate day to appease the Goddess of wealth and prosperity.

On the day of Amavasya during Diwali festivities, Vrishchika Lagna prevails in morning, Kumbha Lagna during afternoon, Vrishabha Lagna during evening and Simha Lagna during midnight. Hence Vrishabha Lagna is considered the most significant as it overlaps with Pradosh just after sunset. However due to some unavoidable circumstances, one is not able to perform Lakshmi Puja during Pradosh one can chose fixed Lagna Muhurat available during Amavasya.

We have given all fixed Lagna Muhurat for Diwali Puja. People can choose the most suitable Muhurat for themselves after going through below categorization of Puja timings.

Vrishchika Lagna (Scorpio) - Vrishchika Lagna prevails during early morning on Diwali. Lakshmi Puja during Vrishchika Lagna is most suitable for temples, hospitals, hotels, schools and colleges. People who are involved in public affairs, politics, various TV and film artists, show anchors, insurance agents should also worship Goddess Lakshmi during Vrishchika Lagna.

Kumbha Lagna (Aquarius) - Kumbha Lagna prevails during afternoon on Diwali. Lakshmi Puja during Kumbha Lagna is suitable for sick people, people in debt, those who want to get rid of bad influence of Lord Shani, those who are losing money in business and have accrued huge debt in business.

Vrishabha Lagna (Taurus) - Vrishabha Lagna prevails during evening on Diwali. Lakshmi Puja during Vrishabha Lagna is the most suitable time for those who stay in family, married, having kids, middle class, lower class, rural folks, farmers, salaried people and businessmen engaged in all sorts of work. This is the most significant Muhurta for Lakshmi Puja on Diwali.

Simha Lagna (Leo) - Simha Lagna prevails during mid-night on Diwali. Lakshmi Puja during Simha Lagna is the most suitable time to appease Goddess Lakshmi for hermits, saints, world renouncers and Tantrik community.

Auspicious Time for Diwali Puja 2018

- ​The auspicious festival of Diwali will be celebrated on November 7, 2018 on Wednesday (Kartik Krishna)

- The Pradoshkal which has a preponderance of stable Ascendant is the main and best time for diwali pooja. Hence, the best period for diwali pooja is in Taurus, Leo or Aquarius zodiacs.

- In addition to this, from 01:26 PM to 02:57 PM (Aquarius Lagna), the pooja of Gods Like Ganesha and Kubera can be done in this time too.

- On this day, Taurus lagna is their from 06:02 PM to 07:58 PM which is the best time for diwali pooja.

- Thereafter, the Diwali worship can also be done in the Leo lagna (Ascendant) which is in midnight from 12:30 AM to 02:44 AM in Midnight.

Thursday, November 01, 2018

The Stages of Water Fasting

Stage 1 (Day1-2)

On the first day of fasting, the blood sugar level drops below 70mg/dl. To restore the blood to the normal glucose level, liver glycogen is converted to glucose and released into the blood. This reserve is enough for a half day. The body then reduces the basal metabolic rate (BMR). The rate of internal chemical activity in resting tissue is lowered to conserve energy. The heart slows and blood pressure is reduced. Glycogen s pulled from the muscle causing some weakness. The first wave of cleansing is usually the worst.

Headaches, dizziness, nausea, bad breath, glazed eyes and a heavily coated tongue are signs of the first stage of cleansing. Hunger can be the most intense in this period.

Stage 2 (Day 3 to 7)
Fats, composed of transformed fatty acids, are broken down to release glycerol from the gliceride molecules and are converted to glucose. The skin may become oily as rancid oils are purged from the body. People with problem-free skin may have a few days of pimples or even a boil. A pallid complexion is also a sign of waste in the blood. Ketones are formed by the incomplete oxidation of fates. It is suspected that the ketones in the blood suppress the appetite by affecting the food-satiety center in the hypothalamus called the appestat. You may feel hungry for the first few days of the fast. This effect is temporary. The desire to eat will disappear. Lack of hunger may last 40-60 days.

The body embraces the fast and the digestive system is able to take a much-needed rest, focusing all of its energies on cleansing organs and the lungs are in the process of being repaired. Periodically, the lymphatic system expels mucoid matter through the nose or throat. The volume excreted of this yellow-colored mucus can be shocking. The sinuses go through periods of being clogged, then will totally clear. The breath is still foul and the tongue coated. Within the intestine, the colon is being repaired and impacted feces on the intestinal wall start to loosen and are autolyzed.

Stage 3 (Day 8 to 15)
On the latter part of an extended fast, you can experience enhanced energy, clear-mindedness and feel better than you have felt since childhood, On the downside, old injuries may become irritated and painful. This is a result of the body’s increased ability to heal during fasting. If you had broken your arm 10 yrs before, there is scar tissue around the break. At the time of the break, the body’s ability to heal was directly related to lifestyle. If you lived on a junk food diet, the body’s natural ability to heal was diminished.

During fasting, the body’s healing process is at optimum efficiency. As the body scours for dead or damaged tissue, the lymphocytes enter the older-damaged tissue secreting substances to dissolve the damaged cells. These substances irritate the nerves in the surrounding region and cause a reoccurrence of aches from previously injured areas that may have disappeared years earlier. The pain lasts as the body is completing the healing process. The muscles may become tight and sore due to toxin irritation. The legs can be the worst affected as toxins accumulate in the legs. Cankers are common in this stage due to the excessive bacteria in the mouth.

Stage 4 (Day 16 to 30)
The body is completely adapted to the fasting process. There is more energy and clarity of mind. Cleansing periods can be short with many days of feeling good in between. There are days when the tongue is pink and the breath is fresh. The healing work of the organs is being completed. After the detoxification mechanisms have removed the causative agent or renders it harmless; the body works at maximum capacity in tissue proliferation to replace damaged tissue. While a short fast will reduce the symptoms, a longer fast can completely heal. Homeostatic balance is at optimum levels. The lymphatic system is clean except for a rare discharge of mucus through the nose or throat. After day 20, the mind is affected with heightened clarity and emotional balance. Memory and concentration improve.

Stage 5(Day 30 to ?)

(Breaking the Fast with the genuine return of Natural Hunger) Shelton. The Breath, which during all or most of the fast has been offensive, becomes sweet and clean. The Tongue becomes clean. The thick coating which remained on it throughout most of the fast vanishes. The Temperature, which may have been sub-normal or above normal, returns to exactly normal, where it remains.

The Pulse becomes normal in time and rhythm.
The Skin reactions and other reactions become normal.
The Bad Taste in the mouth ceases.
Salivary Secretion becomes normal.
The Eyes become bright and eye sight improves.
The Excreta loses its odor. The Urine becomes light.

The primary indication that the fast is to be broken is the return of hunger; all the other indications are secondary. Often one or more of these secondary signs are absent when hunger returns, but one should not refrain from breaking the fast when there is an unmistakable demand for food, merely because the tongue, for example, is not clean. Inasmuch as all the signs do not invariably appear in each case, do not hesitate to break the fast when hunger returns.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Escape from Death

How could I forget those days? Each moment I would be in the grip of a strange,gut-wrenching fear! And what more for no reason at all. There was just a strange, unexplainable apprehension that something evil was about to happen.I was even then a very successful businessman money,property,a happy family life- I had everything one could ask for. But for past one month I was steadily losing my confidence for no apparent reason and every moment I felt as if some accident was about to occur and that I was about to die.

Early from my childhood I had been initiated into worship of Lord Shiva and constantly chanting the mantra OM NAMAH SHIVAYA did calm my mind a bit. But I felt that I needed to do something more.I consulted many priests and had worships performed as suggested by them but with no great relief.

About two torturous months later I was traveling by air from Bombay to Delhi. My fear become all the more strong during this time.As I took my seat I found a middle aged gentleman seated by my side.He was dressed in the traditional white Dhoti Kurta. There was something about his face that kept drawing my attention.

At last I asked him who he was.As he gave his introduction I realized that I was before one of the greatest astrologers of recent times - Dr.Narayan Dutt Shrimali. Then of course I knew him in only this capacity.We got talking and about half an hour later I realized that the fear that had beset my mind for the past two months had somehow abated.As strange calm had overcome me.

I do not know what came over me,but the relief was so immense that I started weeping,right there in the airplane. Dr. Shrimali kindly asked me what it was and I let him know everything immediately opened his briefcase and took out a writing pad.He started writing on it and for the next few minutes remained busy with it.

Then he tore out the page and handed it over to me. He said "Dont ask me how but I know that you are an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva .Just try this Sadhana and all shall soon be fine".He also handed me a Yantra and a rosary.

Once in Delhi the first thing I did was try the sadhana he had suggested,for I felt a strange surge of faith within.A month later I had a terrible accident when I was travelling in my car from Delhi to Agra. A truck rammed into my car.The car was crushed and very miraculously I was thrown out of it and escaped unhurt. This was the danger i had been apprehending all along and Dr. Shrimali saved me from it suggesting the sadhana. Later of course I met him and came to know of his great work as a Guru to millions of Disciples.He also told me that the first time we had met he had known that an accident was about to occur and that was why he had suggested that Sadhana to me. I took Diksha from him and have since been his ardent devotee. Anyone who suffers from the fear of accidents,enemies, untimely death can try this Sadhana with amazing results.

[Reference: MTYV Magazine]