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By H.H Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar

Meaning of the above mantra Lead us from darkness to light From ignorance to truth And from death to eternity Let peace prevail everywhere Shanthi Mantras The Shanti Mantras are prayers for peace, in the Hindu Mythology. Shanti Mantras are also known as “Peace Mantras”. Shanti Mantras form the part of Upanishads. These mantras are believed to cool the mind of reciter and the surroundings. Reciting these mantras at the beginning of any task is considered to remove its obstacles.

Om Sahana Vavatu Sahana Bhunattu:saha Viryam Ka rawavahai:tejasvinavaditamastu:ma Vidvishavahai Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om Meaning of the above mantra Together may be be protected: Together may we be nourished ;Together may we work with great energy ;May our journey together be brilliant and effective ;May there be no bad feelings between us ;Peace, peace, peace Gayatri mantra (for meditation) Om Bhur Bhuvat Svah:tat Savitur Varenyam:bhargo Devasya Dhimahi: Dhiyo Yo Nah Pracodayat Meaning of the above mantra Let us meditate on the splendour of the God Savitru (Sun), who will illuminate our understanding Prayer for enlightment Om Asatoma Sadgamaya:tamasoma Jyothirgamaya:mrithyorma Amrutangamaya Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti

Shanti Mantras always end with three words of “Shanti” which suggests “Peace”. The reason behind speaking three times “Shanti” is to cool the surroundings and remove obstacles in three realms namely; “Physical” or Adhi-Bhautika, “Devine” or Adhi-Daivika and “Internal” or Adhyaatmika. These are called “Tapa-Traya” or three classes of troubles. When Shanti Mantras are recited, obstacles from these realms are believed to be pacified. Various Shanti Mantras from different Upanishads are as follows: “Om Poornamadah Poornamidam Poornat Poornamudachyate, Poornasya Poornamaadaya Poornamevavashishyate,:Om Shantih, Shantih, Shantih”

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Meaning: The literal meaning of this mantra is: “That is Absolute, This is Absolute, Absolute arises out of Absolute, If Absolute is taken away from Absolute, Absolute remains OM Peace, Peace, Peace”. “Om Asato Maa Sadgamaya,:Tamaso Maa Jyotir Gamaya,:Mrityor Maa Amritam Gamaya, :Om Shantih, Shantih, Shantih” Meaning: The accurate sense of this mantra is: “OM lead me from unreal to real, lead me from darkness to light, lead me from death to immortality OM Peace, Peace, Peace”. “Om Sham No Mitra Sham Varunah Sham No Bhavatvaryamaa,:Sham Na Indro Brihaspatih Sham No Vishnururukramah,:Namo Brahmane Namaste Vaayo Tvameva Pratyaksham, :Brahmaasi Tvaameva Pratyaksham Brahma Vadishyaami, Rtam Vadishyaami Satyam Vadishyaami,:Tanmaamavatu Tadvaktaaramavatu Avatu Maam Avatu Vaktaaram,:Om Shantih Shantih Shantih” Meaning: This Mantra implies: “OM. May Mitra do good to us, may Varuna do good to us, may Aryama do good to us, may Indra do good to us, may Brihaspati do good to us, and may Vishnu who has vast coverage do good to us. We Salute Lord Brahma and Lord Vayu, the only visible Brahman. We say right, we say truth, may it protect us and may it protect teacher. OM Peace, Peace and Peace” “Om Sahanaa Vavatu Sahanau Bhunaktu:Saha Veeryam Karavaavahai Tejasvi Naavadheetamastu Maa Vidvishaavahai:Om Shantih Shantih Shantih” Meaning: The literal meaning of this mantra is: “OM. Let all of us protect each other together, may all of us enjoy together, may all of us work together and let our study become radiant. Let there be no hatred between us, OM Peace, Peace, Peace” “Om Aapyaayantu Mamaangaani VaakPraanashchakshuh Shrotramatho Balamindriyaani Cha Sarvaani Sarvam Brahmopanishadam:Maaham Brahma Niraakuryaam Maa Maa Brahma Niraakarod:Niraakaranamastva Niraakaranam Me Astu:Tadaatmani Nirate Ya Upanishatsu Dharmaaste:Mayi Santu Te Mayi Santu:Om Shantih, Shantih, Shantih” Meaning: The Mantra implies: “OM. May our organs, speech, Prana, eyes and ears be nourished. May all our senses become strong. Upanishad says all that the World is Brahman. We don’t reject Brahman, may Brahma not reject me. Let there be no rejection, let there be no rejection at all in us, let us concentrate on ourselves, all those ways of righteous living told in Upanishads be in us! Be in us, OM Peace, Peace and Peace”. “Om Vaang Me Manasi Pratishthitaa:Mano Me Vaachi Pratishthitam Aaveeraaveerma Edhi Vedasya Ma Aanisthah:Shrutam Me Maa Prahaaseer Anenaadheetena:Ahoraatraan Samdadhaami Ritam Vadishyaami:Satyam Vadishyaami Tanmaamavatu Tadvaktaaramavatu:Avatu Maam Avatu Vaktaaram Avatu Vaktaaram:Om Shantih, Shantih, Shantih” Meaning: The accurate meaning of this mantra is: “OM. Let our speech be established in our mind, and our mind be established in our speech. Let Brahman reveal itself to us and may we understand the truths of the Vedas. Let not what we have studied leave us. Let all of us spend both day and night in study. We say right, we say truth and may it protect us. May truth protect teacher. OM Peace, Peace, Peace”. “Om Bhadram Karnebhih Shrunuyaama Devaah:Bhadram Pashyemaakshabhiryajatraah:Sthirairangaistushtuvaamsa stanoobhih Vyashema Devahitam Yadaayuh:Swasti Na Indro Vridhashravaah Swasti Nah Pooshaa Vishwavedaah:Swasti Nastaarkshyo Arishtanemih Swasti No Brihaspatir Dadhaatu:Om Shantih, Shantih, Shantih” Meaning: The literal meaning of this mantra is: “OM. O Gods! Let us hear promising things from our ears. O respectful Gods! Let us see propitious things from our eyes, let our organs and body be stable, healthy and strong. Let us do what is pleasing to gods in the life span allotted to us. May Indra, inscribed in the scriptures do well to us, May Pushan who is knower of world do good to us and May Trakshya who devastates enemies do good to us! May Brihaspati do well to us! OM Peace, Peace, Peace”.

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( Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar)

7.Seeing into darkness is clarity 8.Knowing how to yield is strength. 9.The mind is everything; what you think, you become. 10.You must be the change that you wish to see in the world 11.They must change often, who would be constant in happiness 12.Change is not something that we should fear. 13.Rather, it is something that we should welcome. 14.For without change, nothing in this world would ever grow or blossom, and no one in this world would ever move forward to become the person they’re meant to be. 15.Peace will not come out of a clash of arms but out of justice lived and done by unarmed nations in the face of odds

1.Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it 2.Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself 3.When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills 4.Knowing others is intelligence. Knowing yourself is true wisdom 5.When one experiences truth, the madness of finding fault with others disappears. 6.God dwells in the heart of all being, Arjuna, thy God dwells in thy heart. And his power of wonder moves all things - puppets in a play of shadows - whirling them onwards on the stream of times. Karma 4

16.Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now. 17.If not now, when? 18.No one is wise by birth, for wisdom results from one own’s efforts 19.Food brings benefit for some hours, clothes for some months but wisdom lasts as long as the mind itself. It is the foundation of a better society. 20.Love is patient and kind. It is not jealous nor conceited nor proud; love is not ill-mannered, it does not seek its own advantage and is not irritable. Love does not keep a record of wrong, is not happy with evil, but rejoice in the truth. Love is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope and to endure.

21.Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate 22.Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?” 23.Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God; your playing small doesn’t serve the world. 24.Who sees all being in his own self, and his own self in all beings, loses all fear 25.Our deepest fears are like dragons guarding our deepest treasure. 26.Expect nothing and the little you get will feel like millions 27.Perseverance furthers 28.Strong men know not despair Arjuna, for this wins them neither heaven nor earth 29.Nothing really worth having comes quickly and easily; If it did, I doubt that we would ever grow. 30.There are ways to learn what’s inside you. We have all cried for ourselves a little, that’s natural, but don’t let it go on for too long. That’s a child’s way. 31.One doesn’t become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. The latter procedure, however, is disagreeable, and therefore not popular. 32.Love is the extension of one self for another 33.Yesterday is history, tomorrow is mystery, today is a gift, that’s why they call it present... 34.Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree, in the midst of them all. 35.Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart 36.To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart 37.If someone betrays you once, it is his fault; if he betrays you twice, it is your fault. Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people. 38.Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.

39.The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. 40.A life whish is whole, noble and full of clarity is an imperative for survival. It is not a utopia nor a luxury, but a necessity 41.Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play is your own will. 42.Nowhere has the creator designed any gem other than women. For, this gem gives delight to men, when it is heard of, seen, touched or even remembered; for its sake are done meritorious deeds, and wealth amassed; and from that alone do men derive worldly pleasures and offspring. Such women are indeed the Goddesses of fortune living in mortal abodes. Hence they ought to be honored always with respect and wealth. 43.It is true that there is light in the end of every tunnel. But there need not be any light in the end if you blindly believe that you are in the tunnel 44.Better than the one who knows what is right is the one who loves what is right. 45.In your actions and in your conversation do no idle thing. Speak not idle talk neither gossip...and do not give way to evil behavior. 46.Life isn’t measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away. 47.Anyone who practices can obtain success in yoga but not one who is lazy. Constant practice alone is the secret of success. 48.The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in. 49.Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked. 50.When the breath wanders the mind also is unsteady. But when the breath is calmed the mind too will be still, and the yogi achieves long life. Therefore, one should learn to control the breath. 51.Yoga exists in the world because everything is linked 52.Do your practice and all is coming 53.Before you’ve practiced, the theory is useless. After you’ve practiced, the theory is obvious. 54.This calm steadiness of the senses is called yoga. Then one should become watchful, becomes yoga comes and go

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tharva Vedic Mantras are powerful sounds and when chanted with devotion produce enormous effects. Mantras are well-off in their meanings and their meaning can be meditated while chanting. As the mind concentrates more and more on mantra and its meaning, it conditions the mind and takes up to the higher states and forms the path to salvation - the eternal bliss. Read on to know about the significance of mantra… The Vedas are full of mantras, therefore have been kept for ages in their raw form to use in the different practices like patha, karma, jata, gana, patas. It has been done to ensure that the chanter clearly interprets the correct letters and sound for each letter (svara). People are advised to chant the mantras only when they know the correct pronunciation of it. That is how mantras are kept against deterioration with time. Mantras Are Energy-Based Sounds Sound is the foremost content of the creation. Mantras are divine sounds. Saying any word produces an actual physical vibration. Over time, if we know what the effect of that vibration is, then the word may come to have meaning associated with the effect of saying that vibration or word. Mantras appear really powerful when this sound effect reaches the mind and the surroundings. Mantras Create Thought-Energy Waves Mantra, when chanted sincerely produces a state where the organism vibrates at the rate completely in tune with the energy and spiritual state, represented by and contained within the mantra. Mantra Have Fire-Like Energy Mantras have fire like energy which can bring a positive and beneficial result, or it can produce an energy meltdown when misused or practiced without some guidance. There
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are certain mantra formulas which are so exact, so specific and so powerful that they must be learned and practiced under careful supervision by a qualified guru. Mantras Eventually Quiet the Mind At a deep level, subconscious mind is a collective consciousness of all the forms of primitive consciousnesses which exist throughout the physical and subtle bodies. Sincere use of mantra can excavate into subconscious crystallized thoughts stored in the organs and glands and transform these bodily parts into repositories of peace. A mantra is a powerful word or phrase that may or may not have meaning in the same way as a sentence. Mantras can only be experienced, there is no proper term to define them and phrase them. That is why; they get passed from generation to generation.

but it is considered to be filled with the god’s celestial powers. The idols are created as containers for spiritual power that make the devotee to experience the direct communication with the god. The idol acts as a medium to respect and honour, the god. Idol Worship doesn’t stand for blind faith but it shows the feelings of a devotee towards the god. The beautiful images of the divine which are always observed show that people consider God in the ultimate manner. The images serve as visual metaphors to express the invisible divine reality. This section covers the following puja: Budha Puja Budha Puja or Mercury Puja is dedicated to planet Mercury. Budha Puja on Wednesdays brings in manifold benefits like eliminating difficulties, healthy progeny, possession of fertile lands etc. Following things are associated with Buddha- the Mercury: Chandra Puja Chandra Puja is dedicated to Lord Chandra, the Moon God. Grah Shanti Chandra Puja (Moon Worship) is recommended to those, having malefic Chandra or wrongly placed moon as per the horoscope. The following list includes couple of things associated with Chandra. Guru Puja Guru or Brihaspati Puja is dedicated to planet Jupiter. Grah Shanti Guru Pooja (Worship of Jupiter) is recommended to those, having malefic guru or wrongly placed Jupiter as per the horoscope. Here is list comprising a couple of things associated with Guru / Brihaspati.

H.H. Swamij Sri Selvam Siddhar Puja - A simple explanation :Puja is a sacred practice that Hindu people perform on different occasions to worship, pray or show respect to their deities. Puja is considered as an act of showing reverence to the almighty through invocations, prayers (mantra, slokas), songs (bhajans), and rituals. According to Hinduism, Pooja makes a spiritual connection between the deity and the devotee. Usually Hindus pray once or twice in a day. There are many different types of pujas for inaugurations, marriages, birthdays etc. in the Hindu religion. Puja is generally observed after a shower. And it is recommended that rituals should be performed before eating to make sure sattvic (holy) qualities and concentration (dhyana) of the devotee. The Idol Worship - Murti Puja The image, icon or any other symbol of the god during puja becomes the means of gaining access to the almighty. Although, the idol is not the god itself

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Hanuman Puja Hanuman Pooja is really beneficial for all those who want to attain strength, wisdom and knowledge. The worship of Shri Hanuman ji, the monkey God cures all illness and gives courage to fight the illness. Hanuman Puja provides peace of mind as well. Following things are required for Hanuman Puja. How to do Puja Puja is a sacred practice of reverence, honor, adoration or worship from the devotee towards the Almighty. Puja could mean different things to different people. For Puja, all you need to have is a devoted heart full of love for the divine. The merciful God overlooks the shortcomings of men if they follow the path of spirituality with devotion. Kali Puja Kali Puja is a passionate prayer to the fearsome, ferocious goddess. The aim of Kali Puja is to seek the help of Maa Kali in destroying evil, both in the outside world and within us. It is believed that Kali Puja is performed to diminish ego and all negative tendencies that hamper spiritual growth. Ketu Puja Ketu (Dragon’s Tail) Puja is dedicated to planet Ketu. Grah Shanti Ketu Pooja (Worship of Dragon’s Tail) is recommended for those, having malefic Ketu or wrongly placed Ketu as per the horoscope. Following things are associated with Ketu (dragon’s tail):

Mangal Puja Mangal Puja or Mars Worship is dedicated to planet Mars. Grah Shanti Mangal Pooja liberates one from debts, poverty and skin problems. Here is a list of things associated with Mangal (Mars). Rahu Puja Rahu Puja or the Dragon’s Head Worship is dedicated to planet Rahu. Grah Shanti Rahu Pooja is recommended for those, having malefic Rahu or wrongly placed Rahu as per the horoscope. Satyanarayan Puja Satyanarayan Puja can be performed on any day. However, Purnima (Full Moon Night) and Sakranti are considered as the most auspicious days for Satyanarayan Pooja. The appropriate time of Puja is regarded in the evening but prayers in the morning will also work. Shani Puja Shani Puja is done to appease planet Saturn. Grah Shanti Shani Pooja (Worship of Saturn) is sought for mental peace and to get rid of various diseases. Following things are associated with Shani (Saturn). Shukra Puja Shukra (Venus) Puja is done to appease planet Venus. Grah Shanti Shukra Pooja is recommended to those, having malefic shukra or wrongly placed Venus as per the horoscope. Surya Puja Surya Puja or Sun Worship is dedicated to Lord Surya. Grah Shanti Surya Puja or Sun worship is recommended to those, having malefic surya or wrongly placed sun as per the horoscope. Tulsi Puja Tulsi is a sacred plant which can be found in almost every Hindu’s home. Tulsi Pooja (Worship of Tulsi) is observed almost every day. Following things are required for Tulsi Puja.

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Ganesh Sloka Lord Ganesha is the one of the most popular gods of the Hindu Religion. Ganesh is known as the eradicator of obstacles and god of beginnings. Lord Ganesha is considered as the first god to be worshipped. Slokas on Lord Ganesha form the part of prayers offered to the lord. Here is a collection of Ganesha Shlokas: Holy Bath Sloka Bathing is a time when people take a shower to shed the physical impurities and dirt of their body. Following is the Shloka/ Sloka for a Holy Bath, which can be recited while taking a bath. Krishna Sloka Lord Krishna is one of the most popular and worshipped deities among the Hindus. Krishna represents knowledge, wisdom, beauty and opulence. Shri Krishna is the very embodiment of love and divine ecstasy that destroys all pain and offense. Sloka on Krishna forms the part of prayers offered to the lord. Parvati Sloka Goddess Parvati is the divine consort of Lord Shiva, the destroyer. Gauri represents virtue, fertility, marital felicity, asceticism and power, as per the Hindu mythology. Parvati is worshipped by women of all ages and is considered as an auspicious goddess. Rama Sloka Lord Rama is the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu, as per the Hindu Mythology. Ram symbolizes morality, virtue and idealism. Rama Slokas form part of prayers offered to the lord. Saraswati Sloka Saraswati is the goddess of arts, music, knowledge, and wisdom. Saraswati is considered as the divine consort of Lord Brahma, the Creator of the universe as per the Hindu Religion. Saraswati is regarded as the destroyer of chaos and confusion. Slokas on Saraswati form the part of prayers offered to the goddess. Shiva Sloka Lord Shiva or Siva is considered as the destroyer of the world. Shiva is one of the most popular gods of the Hindu religion. Shiva is also a kind-hearted god who blesses people. Sloka While Eating Eating is an important activity, which is required in order to live. It is God, who has created each and every thing. Food, hunger, living beings, all of them form the part of God’s creation. One should remember God, the omnipresent, who has given both, sweet and sour delicacies to satisfy our taste-buds. Sloka While Lighting Lamp Light is considered as a symbol of auspiciousness, prosperity and abundance in the Hindu religion. Light brings brightness with it and removes the darkness. Light makes it possible to see things clearly. Following Sloka / Shloka can be recited while lighting the lamp. This prayer is also known ‘’deepa shlokam’’. Holy bath sloka Bathing is a time when people take a shower to shed the physical

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loka is a term derived from Sanskrit. Sloka is a verse, phrase, proverb or hymn of praise dedicated to the God. Shlokas are usually composed in a specific meter. Sloka is a verse of two lines, each of sixteen syllables. Sloka usually forms the part of Hindu prayers. Shloka can also be attributed to specific Gods and Goddesses. What is Sloka Sloka is a powerful prayer which conveys the dignity and the omnipotence of God. Sanskrit Shlokas describe God in different forms and their celestial powers. People, who sincerely recite these verses and invoke the God mentally, attain a steady and peaceful mind. Shloka forms the part of ‘’Stotras’’ which are dedicated to Gods as prayers. Slokas are the primary verses from Mahabharata and Ramayana, the great epics of Indian Mythology. In this section, we are covering the following slokas: Bedtime Sloka Bedtime is the time when people want to relax themselves after the long hectic schedules of the day. It is considerable to remember God at such time. Following Bedtime Sloka / Shloka is a bedtime prayer of the Hindus. Bhagavad Gita Slokas Slokas are verses in the praise of God. Shlokas from Bhagwad Gita are renowned for their massive power. Gita Slokas bring the idea of spirituality to our mind. Slokas of Bhagavad Gita can be recited in order to get the peace of mind. Daily chant of these slokas, with their meanings kept in the mind Durga Sloka Durga symbolizes the power of the Supreme Being that maintains moral order and justice in the universe. Durga is also known as “Shakti”. Worship of the goddess Shakti is very popular among the Hindu people. Early Morning Sloka Early Morning is considered as the best time to worship God. Early morning is also known as “Brahma Mahurat” in the Hindu Mythology. It is regarded that prayers made at this time reach directly to the God. Early Morning Shloka (Sloka) is given here which also serves as the first prayer of the day to the almighty.

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impurities and dirt of their body. Following is the Shloka/ Sloka for a Holy Bath, which can be recited while taking a bath. “Ganga Cha Yamuna Chaiva Godavari Saraswati, Narmada Sindhu Kaveri Jalesmin Sannidhim Kuru” Meaning: The literal meaning of this mantra is: “In this water, I invoke the presence of divine waters from the rivers Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Saraswati, Narmada, Sindhu and Kaveri. These rivers are considered as goddesses and I pray to them for considering me for their blessings. Significance: God has given us a beautiful life to live and has created this beautiful world. There are massive rivers and oceans in it. Many rivers like, Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati etc have their own significance. Taking bath in these rivers is considered auspicious. So, reciting this Sloka with a sincere heart brings you the benefit of taking bath in these rivers. Sloka For Lighting Lamp Light is considered as a symbol of auspiciousness, prosperity and abundance in the Hindu religion. Light brings brightness with it and removes the darkness. Light makes it possible to see things clearly. Following Sloka / Shloka can be recited while lighting the lamp. This prayer is also known ‘’deepa shlokam’’. “Subham Karoti Kalyanam:Arogyam Dhana Sampadah:Shatru Buddhi Vinashaya Dipa Jyotir Namostute Meaning: The accurate meaning of the mantra is: “I fold my hands before the light that brings prosperity, auspiciousness, good health, abundance of wealth and destruction of the enemy’s intellect”. Here, Darkness symbolizes enemy’s intellect and with the arrival of light, darkness disappears. Likewise, light (God’s Grace) destroys darkness (enemy’s intellect). “Deepajyothi Para Brahma :Deepajyothi Janardhana Deepo Me Hara Tu Paapam:Deepaa Jyothir Namostute” Meaning: The literal meaning of the mantra is: “I fold my hands before the lord, the maintainer of this creation, in the form of this light. I adore this light, which destroys all the pains resulting from my omissions and commissions”. Sloka While Eating Eating is an important activity, which is required in order to live. It is God, who has created each and every thing. Food, hunger, living beings, all of them form the part of God’s creation. One should remember God, the omnipresent, who has given both, sweet and sour delicacies to satisfy our taste-buds. Following is the Sloka/ Shloka which can be recited while eating or taking your food. “Brahmaarpanam Brahma Havih Brahmaagnau Brahmana Hutam, Brahmaiva Tena Gantavyam Brahmakarmasamaadhina” Meaning: The accurate meaning of this mantra is: “A practice

of offering is Brahman, the oblation is Brahman, the device of offering is Brahman, and the fire (hunger) to which the offering is made, is also Brahman. For such a one, who abides in everything (Brahman), by him alone Brahman is reached”. Significance: Brahman refers to God himself. This Shloka suggests that god is everywhere, in the food, inside the devotee and even the hunger is God. So, devotee is taking the food (God) to the hunger (God). To put succinctly, we always thank god for his divine grace. The Early Morning Sloka Early Morning is considered as the best time to worship God. Early morning is also known as “Brahma Mahurat” in the Hindu Mythology. It is regarded that prayers made at this time reach directly to the God. Early Morning Shloka (Sloka) is given here which also serves as the first prayer of the day to the almighty. Karaagre Vasate Lakshmi Karamadhye Sarasvati,:Karamuule Tu Govinda Prabhaate Karadarshanam, :Samudravasane Devi Parvatastanamandale, Vishhnupatni Namastubhyam Paadasparsham Kshamasva Me Meaning: The front part of the hands (the finger tips) is credited to Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth. The middle part or palm is credited to Goddess Saraswati, the Goddess of learning and the root (the part of hand near the wrist) to Govinda. So, every morning, one should have a reverent look at one’s hand which represents sincere labor. I bow to Mother Earth, who has mountains and jungles on her body and whose clothing is made by the ocean. The wife of Lord Vishnu, please pardon me for touching you with my feet. It is considered propitious to start the day with this sincere prayer Bedtime Slokas Bedtime is the time when people want to relax themselves after the long hectic schedules of the day. It is considerable to remember God at such time. Following Bedtime Sloka / Shloka is a bedtime prayer of the Hindus. “Karacharana Krn Itam Vaakkaayajam Karmajam Vaa, Shravananayanajam Vaa Maanasam Vaaparaadham, Vihitamavihitam Vaa Sarvametatkshamasva, Jaya Jaya Karunaabdhe Shriimahaadeva Shambho” Meaning: The literal meaning of the mantra is: “O God, kindly pardon my incorrect actions done consciously or unconsciously, either through my organs of action (hand, feet, and speech) or through my organs of perception (eyes, ears) or by my mind. I adore the God, who is the ocean of kindness”. Significance: By God’s grace, we have completed one more day of our life. So, in order to thank god and to ask for his mercy, one can recite this Sloka. This bedtime Sloka is a prayer to God asking him to excuse our mistakes and maintain his mercy on us. Om Shanthi!!

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Kehari Vahan Soha Bhavani, Laangur Veer Chalata Agavani Kar Mein Khappar Khadaga Virajay, Jako Dekh Kaal Dar Bhajey Sohe Astra Aur Trishula, Jase Uthata Shatru Hiya Shoola Nagarkot Mein Toumhi Virajat, Tihoun Lok Mein Danka Baajat Nagarkot Mein Toumhi Virajat, Tihoun Lok Mein Danka Baajat Shumbh Nishumbh Daanuv Tum Maare, Rakta Beej Shankhana Sanghaare H.H. Swamij Sri Selvam Siddhar Mahishasur Nrip Ati Abhimaani, Jehi Agh Bhar Mahi Akulaani Roop Karaal Kali ka Dhara, Sen Sahita Tum Tihin Samhara Pari Gaarh Santana Par Jab Jab, Bhayi Sahay Matou Tum Tab Tab Amarpuri Arubaa Sab Lokaa, Tab Mahima Sab Kahey Ashoka Jwala Mein Hai Jyoti Tumhari, Tumhein Sada Poojey Nar Nari Prem Bhakti Se Jo Yash Gave, Dukh Daridra Nikat Nahin Aave Dhyaave Tumhein Jo Nar Man Layi, Janma Maran Tako Chhouti Jaayi Yogi Sur Muni Kahat Pukaari, Yog Na Hoye Bina Shakti Tumhari Shankara Acharaj Tap Ati Keenho, Kaam Krodh Jeet Sab Leenho Nishidin Dhyan Dharo Shankar Ko, Kaahu Kaal Nahin Soumiro Tumko Shakti Roop Ko Maram Na Payo, Shakti Gayi Tab Man Pachitayo Sharnagat Huyi Kirti Bakhaani, Jai Jai Jai Jagadambe Bhavani Bhayi Prasanna Aadi Jagadamba, Dayi Shakti Nahin Keen Vilamba Maukon Maatu Kashta Ati Ghero, Tum Bin Kaun Harey Dukh Mero Asha Trishna Nipat Satavein, Ripu Moorakh Mohe Ati Darpaave Shatru Nash Kijey Maharani, Soumiron Ikchit Tumhein Bhavani Karo Kripa Hey Maatu Dayala, Riddhi Siddhi Dey Karahou Nihaala Jab Lagi Jiyoun Daya Phal Paoun, Tumhro Yash Mein Sada Sounaoun Durga Chalisa Jo Nar Gaavey, Sab Sukh Bhog Parampad Pavey Devidas Sharan Nij Jaani, Karahoun Kripa Jagadambe Bhavani.

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hri Durga Chalisa is a “forty verse” prayer. These verses are usually recited or chanted by groups. The acts and deeds of Sri Durga are recalled in these verses to aid the devotee to meditate on virtuous and noble qualities. Namo Namo Durge Sukh Karani, Namo Namo Ambe Dukh Harani Nirakar Hai Jyoti Tumhari, Tihoun Lok Phaili Uujiyaari Shashi Lalaat Mukh Maha Vishala, Netra Lal Bhrikoutee Vikaraala Roop Maatu Ko Adhik Suhaave, Darshan Karata Jana Ati Sukh Paave Tum Sansar Shakti Laya Keena, Palana Hetu Anna Dhan Deena Annapoorna Hui Tu Jag Pala, Tumhi Aadi Sundari Bala Pralayakala Sab Nashana Haari, Tum Gouri Shiv Shankar Pyari Shiv Yogi Tumhre Gun Gaavein, Brahma Vishnu Tumhein Nit Dhyavein Roop Saraswati Ka Tum Dhara, Day Subuddhi Rishi Munina Ubara Dharyo Roop Narsimha Ko Amba, Pragat Bhayi Phaad Ke Khamba Raksha Kari Prahlad Bachaayo, Hiranyaykush Ko Swarga Pathayo Lakshmi Roop Dharo Jag Maahin, Shree Narayan Anga Samahin Ksheer Sindhu Mein Karat Vilaasa, Daya Sindhu Deejey Man Aasa Hingalaja Mein Tumhi Bhavani, Mahima Amit Na Jaat Bakhani Matangi Aru Dhoomawati Mata, Bhuvaneshwari Bagala Sukhdata Shree Bhairav Tara Jag Tarani, Chhinna Bhala Bhava Dukh Nivarini

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H.H. Swamij Sri Selvam “Siddhar” Goddess Kali Arti completes the worship or prayers made to the Goddess. It is believed that Kali aarti provides a completion to the Kali puja. Prema Sahita Nita Karuun Aaratii Mahaakaalii Maiyaa Ki Ari Dala Daranii Mangala Bharanii Dukhaharinii Sukhadaiyaa Ki Tuma Hii Agama Bhava Bharane Waali Tuma Hii Jagata Laya Karane Waali Tuma Hee Kashta Lakhi Nija Bhaktana Para Aakara Turata Sahaiyaa Ki Tumhin Prabala Ho Hari Kii Shakti Rudra Bhava Shankara Kii Bhakti Tumhin Janani Patavaara Banii Ika Sevaka Sundara Naiyaa Kii

of a creature. The Indian astrologers often suggest people, the worship of Lord Bhairav to reduce the evils caused by the malefic position of Rahu in the horoscope. Bhairon - The Lord of Yogis Lord Bhairav is worshipped by Yogis and Tantriks to gain Siddhis. Bhairon is regarded as the guardian of Yogis and Tantriks who attain accomplishment of Mantras by doing Sadhana (devotion). Bhairon - The Kotwal Lord Bhairav guards the temple of Lord Shiva and due to this fact, he is also known as “kotwal” (Guard). Bhairav - The Worship Worship of Lord Bhairon is very useful to win over your enemies, success and all materialistic comforts. It is very easy to please lord Bhairav by doing normal worship daily. Coconut, Flowers, Sindoor, Mustard oil, black til etc are offered to the God and the following mantra is chanted with devotion to get God’s Blessings. Main (Mula) Mantra : “OM BATUK BHAIRVAYE NAMHA”

Lord Bhairav H.H. Swamij Sri Selvam “Siddhar”
Lord Bhairav is considered to be the incarnation (Avatar) of Lord Shiva. In the contemporary times, Bhairon has been worshipped by millions of people to get the powerful blessings from the god. Bhairav is a fierce form of Shiva. It is believed that Bhairon is connected to the Southern face and relates to the Mahavidya goddess named Bhairavi who gives Lagna shuddhi (purification of the Disciple). This purifies and protects the body, self concept, personality, and other attributes associated with the Disciple. Bhairon- Lord of Rahu Bhairav or Bhairavi are worshipped when there are malefic planets in the birth lagna (time) or when natural malefic planets are transiting. Bhairon removes and protects person from these types of effects. As per the Indian astrology, Rahu is known as a shadow planet, which plays an important role in the life Karma 14

Lord Shiv Chalisa
H.H. Swamij Sri Selvam “Siddhar” Shiva Chalisa is a “forty verse” prayer. Verses are recited or chanted by groups. The acts and deeds of Shiva are recalled in these verses to aid the devotee to meditate on virtuous and noble qualities. ll Doha ll Jai Ganesh Girija Suvan, Mangal Mool Sujaan Kahat Ayodhyadas Tum, Dehu Abhaya Vardan ll Chaupai ll Jai Girijapati Deen Dayala, Sada Karat Santan Pratipala Bhal Chandrama Sohati Neeke, Kanan Kundal Nag Phani Ke Ang Gaur Shiv Ganga Bahaye, Mundamal Tan Kshar Lagaye Vastra Khaal Baghambar Sohe, Chhavi Ko Dekh Nag Muni Mohe Maina Matu Ki Priya Dulari, Bam Ang Sohat Chhavi Pyari Kar Trishul Sohat Chhavi Bhari, Karat Sada Shatrun Shaykari Nandi Ganesh Sohe Tanha Kaise, Sagar Madhya Kamal Hain Jaise Kartik Shyam Aur Gana Raau, Ya Chhavi Ko Kahi Jaat Na Kaau Devan Jabhee Jaaye Pukara,Tabahin Dukh Prabhu Ap Nivaara Keen Upadrava Taarak Bhari, Devan Sab Mili Tumhee Pukari Turat Shadanan Ap Pathayo, Luv Nimesh Mahi Mar Girayo Ap Jallandhar Asur Sanhara, Suyash Tumhar Vidit Sansara Tripurasur Sang Yuddha Machayi, Sabahin Kripa Kari Leen Bachayi Keeya Taphin Bhagirath Bhari, Purahi Pratigya Tasu Purari Darpa Chhod Ganga Tab Ayee, Sewak Astuti Karat Sadahee

Ved Naam Mahima Tav Gayaee, Akath Anadi Bhed Nahin Payee Pragati Udadhi Manthan Mein Jwala, Jare Surasur Bhaye Vihaala Mahadeva Tab Kari Sahayee, Neelkantha Tav Nam Dharayee Poojan Ramchandra Jab Keenha, Lanka Jeet Vibhishan Deenha Sahas Kamal me ho rahe dhaari, Keenha Pareeksha Tabahi Purari Ek Kamal Prabhu Rakheu johee, Kamal Nayan Poojan Chahin Soyee Kathin Bhakti Dekhi Prabhu Shankar, Bhaye Prasanna Deya Icchhit Var Jai Jai Jai Ananta Avinasi, Karat Kripa Sab Ke Ghatvasi Dushta Sakal Mohi Nitya Sataven, Bhramita Rahe Mohe Chain Na Aave Trahi Trahi Main Nath Pukaro, Yeh Avasar Mohi Ani Ubaro Lai Trishool Shatrun Ko Maro, Sankat Se Mohi Ani Ubaro Mata Pita Bhrata Sab Hoi, Sankat Mein Poochat Nahi Koi Swami Ek Hai Aas Tumhari, Aaye Harahu Mam Sankat Bhaari Dhan Nirdhan Kon Det Sadaee, Arat Jan Ki Peer Mitaee Astuti Kehi Vidhi Karahu Tumhari, Shamhu Naath Ab Chook Hamari Shanker Ho Sankat Ke Nashan, Vighna Vinashan Mangal Kaaran Yogi Yati Muni Dhyan Lagave, Sharad Narad Sheesh Navave Namo Namo Jai Namah Shivaye, Sur Brahmadik Par Na Paaye Jo Yeh Path Kare Man Layee, Tapar Hot Hain Shambu Sahayee Riniya Jo Koi Ho Adhikaari, Paath Kare So Paavanhaari Putra Heen Ichha Kar Koi, Nishchaya Shiv Prasad Tehi Hoi Pandit Triyodashi Ko Lave, Dhyan Poorvak Hom Karave Triyodashi Vrata Kare Hamesha, Tan Nahi Take Rahe Kalesha Dhoop Deep Naivedya Chadhavai, Shanker Sanmukha Path Karavahi Janam Janam Ki Pap Nasave, Anta Vaas Shivpur Men Paave Hey Shankar Hai Aas Tumhari, Dukh Peera Ab Harahu Hamari ll Doha ll Nit Nem Kar Praatha Hee ,Paath Karo Chaalis Tum Meri Manokaamna, Puran Karo Jagdeesh Magsar Chhati Hemant Ritu, Sanvat Chausadh Jaan Astuti Chaalisa Shivhi, Puran Keen Kalyaan

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deep fried items. In order to avoid any ambiguity read on to know a list of what to eat when on an anti-ageing diet. What to eat in order to avoid ageing Raw nuts ;Sprouted grains :Almonds :Fruit and vegetables Green leafy vegetables Lentils :Beans: Brown rice :Organic Cottage Cheese Yogurt :Goji Juice :Bee Pollen :Kambucha :Celtic sea salt :Spirulina: Seaweed :Wheatgrass juice :Barley greens :Aloe Vera :Antioxidants :Olive oil :Evening primrose oil :Foods with omega 3 fatty acids (eg flaxseed oil) :Foods with omega 4 & 5 fatty acids (eg evening primrose and fish oil) Conclusion In order to remain healthy and young, you must include the above mentioned items in your diet. Apart from that, a little dose of exercise and yoga to your body will also keep your fit and away from anti-ageing symptoms. Try to avoid caffeine and alcohol as much as possible. Also, expose your body to moderate sunlight for some time to get natural Vitamin D. Feel good and feel energetic to remain young

The best part about being young is being healthy and fit. In case you want to remain fit, healthy, active and beautiful throughout our life, you must understand the mantra of eating right and eating healthy. The more early you discover the secret of eating right, the more lately you will face the signals of anti-ageing. It’s a bit unbelievable but it is very true that a right combination of food can enhance your longevity as well as fitness. The glow of young age can be maintained by maintaining the internal balance inside your body. Always remember that thousands of chemical reactions are going inside your body on a regular basis. In order to let these reaction effect your body in a positive way, always consume right food. Always in take food that is sans toxins and unnecessary chemicals that degenerate your cells. Enhance the intake of water on daily basic as they hydrate your cell as help them remain young and fresh. Basic Premise Most of the food we intake produce acid when digested, in order to avoid these toxic acids from affecting our body, we need to neutralize them by using alkali. In order to provide our body with more and more alkali to neutralize acid, we should consume leafy eatables like sprouts, parsley and cabbage and food rich in fiber content. Also prefer raw, steamed and boiled food and avoid spices and
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There is a need for proper nutrition during pregnancy, as the mother’s nutritional status will affect the development of the baby. It is during the time of pregnancy, when various changes take place in the expectant mother’s body, which are not just anatomical, but also physiological in nature. It is a very crucial time and it becomes all the more necessary for the mother to take care of herself and there arises a need for consuming healthy pregnancy nutrition. Read further to explore information about consume more calories than an overweight mother. nutrition during pregnancy… Well, it is preferable to consult your doctor, as far as your calorie intake is concerned. Some of the changes that take place in the expectant mother and demand the need to make nutritional Protein: protein is the most vital nutrient required adjustments are: by the body. It happens during the early and mid pregnancy stages, that protein starts getting stored Fat And Energy: it is during the time of pregnancy, in the body. And it is during the later stages of when fat deposits take place in the mother’s body pregnancy, when the foetus is rapidly developing, and it is this fats storage that is later utilized by the that the body utilizes its protein reserves. body, during lactation, for the formation of milk. Owing to this fact, the calorie requirement generally Minerals: as far as the minerals are concerned, it is increases by 300 calories. But it also depends from the calcium and phosphorus that occupy a supreme person to person. An underweight mother needs to position. Calcium is vital for healthy bone and teeth formation and it is during pregnancy that the calcium needs are especially high for the healthy bone formation of the foetus. Iron: during pregnancy, the need for iron intake increases, as this mineral is essential for the body’s development. Vitamin A: vitamin A is essential for carrying out several bodily functions. It helps in improving vision and maintaining the nervous equilibrium. Well, as far as the intake of vitamin A is concerned, there is a need to ensure that you’ve had your recommended daily vitamin intake.
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17 September 2011 (9:20:10 am) – 05 October 2011 (6:03:33 pm) Not a great time for emotional decisions, dear Aries, as any decision you make during this period would be difficult to carry. You may experience a dip in your mood and aspirations but take it in your stride and make the most of it. Family domain will continue to puzzle you. Community and partnership work will progress smoothly and you will be at your personal peak. 05 October 2011 (6:03:33 pm) – 14 November 2011 (10:28:47 pm) This is a testing time for you. An emotional wilderness would linger on. Mother’s health may consume your energy and money. Your thoughts may be eclipsed with emotions and you may develop a new area of discomfort. Scarce resources would devoid you of luxuries. Scarce inflow of money would make life difficult for you. 14 November 2011 (10:28:47 pm) – 28 December 2011 (7:01:50 pm) Boost your bonds and ties as relationships bring in pleasure and favors during this time. Those seeking governmental jobs will do well. Employees will face a favorable phase. New ideas and thoughts will take shape. Share your responsibilities at home or work front. Self-orientation is the key to your success this season. Check your taxation plans and investments in advance as there are chances of heavy expenditure catching you off guard later this year. All efforts you have made in the past one year will lead to gratifying results. Taurus Horoscope Hindi Name: Vrishabh: Date of Birth: 21st April to 21st May:Ruling Planet: Shukra Nakshatras: Kritika:Lucky Numbers: 2,7,9,6:Lucky Days: Friday, Tuesday Lucky Colors: Creamy White, Green:Lucky Stones: Diamond, Gomeda 17 July 2011 (1:07:19 am) to 17 September 2011 (9:20:10 am) People related to research jobs should do fairly well for themselves and all your future plans and matters of the heart will be realized. Routine heath checkups are prescribed, even for the

Aries Horoscope: Hindi Name: Mesha; Date of Birth: March 21st to April 20th:Rulling Planet: Mars (Mangal):Nakshatras: Ashwini & Bharni:Lord of Nakshatras: Mars & Ketu Lucky Numbers: 3, 5, 12:Lucky Days: Tuesday, Thursday: Lucky Colors: Red, Yellow Lucky Stones: Coral and Yellow Sapphire Small General reading: 17 July 2011 (1:07:19 am) – 17 September 2011 (9:20:10 am) This is a favorable time to boost your social status, as proposals will knock the door for eligible brides and grooms. Your partner may develop some issues that might lead to relocation, shift or migration. This might set up a chain or reactions from near and dear ones. Act wisely. I suggest you do all your dealings with a sense of cool composure and a feel good factor.

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most robust individuals. Job seekers might have to put in extra efforts to succeed. This is a good time for family bonding. Veteran couples will be disturbed with their partner’s approach, and expect support from all quarters. In-laws will predominantly figure in the scheme of things and could make an interesting equation for you to address. 17 September 2011 (9:20:10 am) to 5 October 2011 (6:03:33 pm) Government involvement will be slow but steady changes in infrastructure will benefit the citizens. This is the good time to buy a property. Real estate business will face a setback and support from the government will take the back seat. Focus on stronger relationships and be open and direct in your dealings. You may take up renovation of house or office space. 5 October 2011 (6:03:33 pm) to 4 November 2011 (10:28:47 pm) Traveling opportunities will come up and delight you. Younger siblings will do well in studies or at job. Expect mood variations and swings around this part of the year. You might encounter depressing episodes that might be mentally disturbing. This is likely to be a mixed period for you with both pleasures and concerns about your partner keeping you anxious. You might get a sudden opportunity to travel abroad.

5 November 2011(8:02:33 pm) to 31 December 2011(12:02:47 pm) Jupiter’s placement in the eleventh house of profits will lead to stability in business and other undertakings. Travel plans will resurface with overseas business connections. You are likely to benefit from your foreign contacts. Sudden financial crisis may surface. Your partner will be your source of disturbance. Keep a control over your mood swings and temper as it likely to get worse during November and early December. Rahu and Ketu in the axis alignment might cause mental turbulence. You will be at your critical best. It is the best time to put your thoughts into action as words speak larger than actions now. Gemini Horoscope Hindi Name: Mithun: Date of Birth: 22nd May to 21st June:Ruling Planet: Buddha Nakshatras: Mrigshira, Aadra, Punarvasu: Lucky Numbers: 2, 3, 5, 6:Lucky Days: Wednesday, Friday: Lucky Colors: Green, White, Yellow:Lucky Stones: Emerald, Onyx, Sapphire

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17 July 2011 (2:00 am) to 17 September 2011 (9:30 am)

Familial demands will arrest your mind. This is the time to spend money on the benefit of your children and their education. The chances of your children settling abroad are high. Good sleep and romantic life is indicated during this phase. Parents will enjoy and admire the patronage and bravery of their children. You will also enjoy giving back to the society.
17 September 2011 (9:30 am) to 05 October 2011 (6:30 am)

boomerang against you. Be calm and take a carefully assessed path. Construction of house or purchasing of property is also indicated. This is also a good time to make future plans. New opportunities will come along. Wedding of a younger member is also on the cards. Glamour and fashion related issues are high on priority and those involved professionally will do well. 01 November 2011 to 31 December 2011 For some Cancerians, this is going to be a time marked with opportune changes. Job seekers will get new jobs while those already employed will get a boost in their position. This is a favorable time to bond and spend some fun time with you family. It is also a favorable time to cash on your good fortune and make some money. Good support from higher authority or from the government is indicated. Good crops will keep farmers and traders busy. Share market will do well for you. Small companies will reap rich rewards. Remarkable improvement in the computer technology is also indicated. Leo Horoscope Hindi Name: Simha: Date of Birth: 23rd July to 23rd August: Ruling Planet: Surya (SUN): Nakshatras: Magha, Poorva Phalguni: Lucky Numbers: 3, 9, 1, 2 Lucky Days: Sunday, Wednesday: Lucky Colors: Red, Yellow, Orange Lucky Stones: Ruby, Diamond
17 July 2011 (01:07:19 am) to 17 September 2011 (09:20:10 am)

A great month ahead as money matters settle down and chances for short distance travel crops up. You are likely to be restless and erratic during this time. A favorable period to work out government deals, as authorities are likely appeal in your favor. Service industry is likely to face a boom during this time due to supportive planetary influences. Beware of thefts, especially if you are carrying gadgets. IT related jobs may take a back seat and gift items will be misplaced or it will reach wrong person.
05 October 2011 (6:30 am) to 31December 2011 (12:00 am)

This is the time to act with deliberation and wisdom, as heavy undulations are predicted on the cards with regard to your job, study and travel plans. You will have an upper hand over your enemies and will make use of every situation to your advantage. Politicians are likely to lose their power and goodwill during this time due to lack of public support. You will have more guests at your house than usual. Unfortunately, this isn’t really a favorable time for you. You will have little control over situations and will be reduced to a helpless spectator. You may lose interest in your job. Cancer Horoscope Hindi Name: Kark: Date of Birth: 22nd June to 22nd July: Ruling Planet: Chandrama (Moon):Nakshatras: Pushya, Ashlesha:Lucky Numbers: 1, 2, 4:Lucky Days: Monday, Saturday: Lucky Colors: Orange, Red: Lucky Stones: Moon Stone, Pearl
1 July 2011 (06:00 am) to 30 September 2011 (10:00 pm)

Ambitious plans will fructify and spiritual instincts will get a boost. You are likely to be careless and frivolous during this time that can mar your efficacy. The younger member in the family will start earning. Those who are eligible for the marriage will marry this year. This is an encouraging time for the professionals. Newer avenues will open up. Earning and financial condition will notch up. Good monsoon and rain will keep farmers and businesspersons happy. Nativity issues will bog the mind of immigrant Leos.

You may secure new loans against business or property and repayment options might tickle your mind. Your subordinates or your staff will trouble you. Your outspoken nature will pit others against you and the chances of being misunderstood are high. At this time, turning your thoughts to more philosophical ideas should help you emerge stronger from this crisis. You will pass on some of your extra responsibilities to the concerned people. Any long pending issues will be resolved that will bring comfort to you.
1 October 2011 to 31 October 2011

Confrontations and complications in relationships, especially for people who are less emotive, are indicated. You will get a good break in your profession. New friends and contacts will come naturally. You will benefit with property matters and make money out of hard work. Don’t back out of a project midway as it might

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17 September 2011 (09:20:10 am) to 05 October 2011 (06:03:33 pm)

Your thoughts for the future will encompass your thinking and you will be in a mood for introspection. Government decision will disfavor you and will provoke some disputes in your business and work. However, this is a favorable time for management and organization. New policies will look attractive but will lack money.
05 October 2011 (06:03:33 pm) to 04 November 2011 (10:28:47 pm)

Trust your instincts to bail you out of confusion and dilemma. Sleep patterns will be disturbed. Your ability to create something new and innovative will attract investors from all quarters. Expenses will be out of control. You are likely to be moody now. Overseas settlements or investments are on the cards are predicted. 04 November 2011 (10:28:47 pm) 2011 to 31 December 2011 Orientation of your reforms and performing skill sets will have to be scuffled. The loss and expenses occurred in the last period will have to be balanced here. New opportunity will open avenues for improvement. New and pragmatic approach will help you clear the thin air of doubt around you. Agriculturists will make good progress. Food grains, edible items will be under control. Oil prices may rise. Constructive elements will take ordinary Leos into regal positions and make them happy with earnings and attitudes. Virgo Horoscope Hindi Name: Kanya: Date of Birth: 24th August to 23rd September:Ruling Planet: Buddha: Nakshatras: Uttra Phalguni, Hast:Lucky Numbers: 1, 4, 8 Lucky Days: Wednesday, Tuesday: Lucky Colors: Yellow, Green, Magenta Lucky Stones: Diamond, Emerald, Pearl 17 July 2011 (1:07:19 am) to 17 September 2011 (9:20:10 am) Intellectuals come up with their high-end thoughts and research materials. Consider this to be the recovery period in education, job and other performances. Distant travel, settling abroad, or higher studies come simultaneously to you. The backlog in the education sphere is compensated here. Planning higher studies in professional fields are on cards while empathy for elders should be maintained. A pilgrimage, visiting holy places or holy people is in the offing. Father’s position will improve and signaling a happy environment on domestic front.
17 September 2011 (9:20:10 am) to 5 October 2011 (6:03:33 pm)

5 October 2011 (6:03:33 pm) to 4 November 2011 (10:28:47 pm) You will be misunderstood easily as you seek quality over quantity; however, friends come to your rescue. You need to be stable in relationships, especially new contacts; stay cautious and discreet. This period will develop bigger opportunities to make good money and power. Public life develops finally as it drags towards political flavor. A lot of travel will keep you away from home. Businesspeople will be in limelight and develop lot of contacts. Earnings from them are in-store. People who are in accounting, brokerage law, or medicine will do extremely well.
4 November 2011 (10:28:47 pm) to 31 December 2011 (00:00:00 am)

Being methodical has helped you last the turbulence in the initial patch this year. Sensitivity and precision are characteristic of you; try to protect it from people who disrupt your inner perspectives. Do not take things personally at public domain as they lack warmth and will only cause pain to you. Preserve health carefully, there could be minor arthritic problems in your lower limbs. Avoid new ventures and outings to keep you at normal levels. Unconventional thoughts and approaches appeal you, helping you to be unique. Libra Horoscope Hindi Name: Tula: Date of Birth: 24th Sep to 23rd Oct: Ruling Planet: Shukra Nakshatras: Chitra, Swati, Vishakha: Lucky Numbers: 5,3,6,8:Lucky Days: Friday, Wednesday: Lucky Colors: Brown, Light Blue: Lucky Stones: Diamond, Gomeda, Cats Eye, Firoza 17 July 2011 (1:07:19 am) to 17 September 2011 (9:20:10 am) Sharp and effective colleagues provide lots of inputs to your much-needed working style. In deed, a good time to improve your personality and charisma! Sequestered activities are demanding but with patience and discretion, you will through them. Emphasize your focus on managing your resources and canalizing them constructively. You will get umpteen opportunities and platforms to showcase your abilities; make the best of them. Till then, deal with the waiting crisis amicably as happiness and success are awaiting you next. Enjoy the festival mood to the maximum during this period. Further, chances of marriage and other roles in the society are in-store for you after a struggle. Films released during this phase will taste immense success and recognition. New crop of politicians, too, enjoy their roles and responsibilities. People in cinema and media related fields will have enough work to keep themselves occupied. An ideal time for businessmen as trade and business will reach their peaks in all fields. Technology will taste momentous improvements, which is evident from new friendly and affordable sources of entertainment and consumer gadgets.
17 September 2011 (9:20:10 am) to 5 October 2011 (6:03:33 pm)

Anything that you take up and all your undertakings will truly be inspiring for others. People around you will stay motivated. Try to sustain meeting right people and making timely career moves when required. Take heed of your income, not to forget taxation and other dues. Heavy expenses are in the pipeline. Huge gaps are likely to develop between earning and spending. Some governmental decisions may not go down well with you as it creates weakness in your finances. Be extra cautious in share market investments as recovery is pretty tough.

This is a time when things will turn around sharply for you. A tough time to comprehend coupled with health issues related to bones and kidneys. Hence, do not to miss your regular health checkups and advise from doctors. Donate a part of your income to charity or for the betterment of the downtrodden.

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17 July 2011 (1:07:19 am) to 17 September 2011 (9:20:10 am) Your creativity is challenged for a new process that comes your way. You meet good and hardworking allies who will come to your rescue. You need to be at your personal best as Jupiter moves into the sixth house of disturbance and causes disorders at an important time. Be careful with plans for marriage or partnerships. Involvements with others, especially with mothers, are indicating celebrations and commitments. There is a probability of traveling for new employees or newly married couples. Young women should stay patient to deal with commitment issues.
17 September 2011 (9:20:10 am) to 5 October 2011 (6:03:33 pm)

Utilize this period to make new contacts and refresh the existing ones as they will highly reflect on your profession. Support from government and others is on cards. Those of you at the core of planning and execution will remain inspired with bright new ideas and converting them into action. Novel governmental decisions will not be supportive to you. Thus, you need to be proactive. Stay optimistic as you are a fortunate zodiac, it takes nothing much to keep yourself composed and disciplined in your approach. Senior citizens should avoid any kinds of emotional involvement and long journeys. Unrest condition of family members is a concern for you worried people. Nurse them properly and inspire them serenely. 5 October 2011 (6:03:33 pm) to 4 November 2011 (10:28:47 pm) Long-awaited legal issues or promotion call will surprise you amidst lots of blackouts in work and competition. Family is primary to you and hence, you would go to any extent to protect them and make them happy. This is a good time for change or relocation on job front. New commitments can be taken up later on. Travel is in your schedule; thus, be prepared for it. Considering work arena, meeting new people is a common trend. New thoughts will come and support your work.
4 November 2011 (10:28:47 pm) to 31 December 2011 (00:00:00 am)

5 October 2011 (6:03:33 pm) to 4 November 2011 (10:28:47 pm) Right from good backing from the family to close friends, this period is adventurous for you. You are all set to push your normal limitations this month with total encouragement for allround success. Your craving for action all the time will be met with expansive traveling. Visiting places of worship is on cards with parents or with lineage. Meeting distant relatives and old friends is all predicted. Changes come in your life without your permission for the good. You achieve remarkable success in the field of your choice.
4 November 2011 (10:28:47 pm) to 31 December 2011 (00:00:00 am)

Strong and elated is what you feel as the destiny planets are well placed, but is a mixed patch of luck. Supporting people when it is most needed will do a world of good. Communications could suffer for the next couple of months with this particular planetary arrangement. This time, you get a new position in life. Business partners will come from different parts of the country and keep you busy. A good time for alliances and wedlock! Family demands your time and money more. Extreme behavior patterns might puzzle the onlooker. Do not expect good support from government or higher authorities for your favor. Obstacles in completing the work from government are in-store. Waiting dues and tax is also another concern to worry about. Do not be vulnerable; be strong as you are forearmed. Scorpio Horoscope Hindi Name: Vrishchik: Date of Birth: 24th October to 22nd November Ruling Planet: Mangal (MARS):Nakshatras: Anuradha, Jyeshtha Lucky Numbers: 9, 18, 27, 36, 45:Lucky Days: Tuesday, Sunday Lucky Colors: Red, Blue, Orange: Lucky Stones: Moonga, Pearl, Sapphire, Gomeda

There is a very clear demarcation on your commitments as to what you prioritize and what you do not. Entertainment and socializing will have a reversal of sorts, as you will be in the line of action; it is an encouraging period of good health and personality. At the same time, you may face stiff opposition, either at work or domestically, but you are up for the challenge attributed to the planetary combo not supportive enough as Saturn stabilizes transit. Sagittarius Horoscope Hindi Name: Dhanu: Date of Birth: 23rd Nov to 21st Dec:Ruling Planet: Guru (Jupiter):Nakshatras: Moola, Poorva, Ashada:Lucky Numbers: 9, 8, 6 Lucky Days: Saturday, Friday, Tuesday:Lucky Colors: Pale Yellow, Light Brown, Peach: Lucky Stones: Pukhraj, Sunela, Opal 17 July 2011 (01:07:19 am) to 17 September 2011 (09:20:10 am) Mother will be a source of happiness and will shower you with a lot of goodies. All issues pertaining to legalities will yield profitable results. You will develop new contacts in business and at jobs. Make proper use of your newfound contacts to boost your professional career. Always strive for a grounded path and refrain from falling into any emotional trap. Those who are in a privileged position might take up philanthropic causes and do their bit for the down trodden. It’s the right time for prospective brides and grooms to tie the knot. Much awaited partnership will fructify.

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17 September 2011 (09:20:10 am) to 05 October 2011 (06:03:33 pm)

Do not back out of any unhand project or else you might find yourself in legal tangles. Make use of your charm and poise to strengthen your social contacts. Such contacts would benefit your position and help you get your works done with ease. Government policies and decisions are likely to favor you. Transit of Saturn might bring in new employment opportunities.
05 October 2011 (06:03:33 pm) to 04 November 2011 (10:28:47 pm)

books. Your ideas will garner momentum and take shape at this time.
05 October 2011 (06:03:33 pm) to 04 November 2011 (10:28:47 pm)

Your social standing is likely to get a fillip during this time. Your status will improve and there are indications of inheritance and claims from your paternal side. Your paternal wellbeing would add to your happiness. This is likely to be a disturbing phase for you professionally though. Your mind will be full of uncertainties and unwanted tensions. This would poorly reflect on your performance, especially on the personal level. You might have to look for ways to boost your interpersonal skills. In-laws will play a pivotal role. Take care of mother’s health and don’t forget to take her for regular checkups.
04 November 2011 (10:28:47 pm) to 31 December 2011 (00:00:00 am)

You will enjoy the support and love of your subordinates as you are protective of them and they feel secure with you around. Your business will go as usual, and run smoothly. Any partnerships will also be stable. Start any new projects only after you have finished the existing ones. The main cause of your worry and anxiety will be the ego conflicts, with your partners, that can surface during this phase. Tensions may arise in your family, and you need to make your decisions with your head rather than your heart.
04 November 2011 (10:28:47 pm) to 31 December 2011 (00:00:00)

You might find it difficult to expound your views to others. If you are youngest in the family, you will gain from your elder brothers and sisters. Traveling is on the cards and you might have to travel to distance places, either for work or pleasure. Students are likely to quench their thirst for knowledge getting access to international tabloids and so on. Confidence has to be instilled and protected with your analytical skills and abilities. For people staying away from their home towns, this time should bring in opportunities to visit your homes. You are likely to make some significant contribution to the society Capricorn Horoscope Hindi Name: Makar: Date Of Birth: 22nd December to 20th January:Ruling Planet: Shani:Nakshatras: Uttra Ashada, Shravana:Lucky Numbers: 9, 8, 6:Lucky Days: Saturday, Friday, Tuesday:Lucky Colors: Black, Brown, Ark Green Lucky Stones: Neelam, Pukhraj, Pearl, Gomeda 17 July 2011 (01:07:19 am) to 17 September 2011 (09:20:10 am) Capricorn’s are pragmatic, and have excellent managerial skills. You can use such abilities to help your juniors or your employees gauge sensitive issues of importance. Don’t hide your true feelings when it comes to relationships. Unmarried young men and women will get their life partners. This phase is a good time for all Capricorns as beauty and fragrance will mark the entire period. You will receive good tidings from your relatives and friends, and also play an encouraging new role in your family. You will increasingly interest other people, and so will easily attract them towards you.
17 September 2011 (09:20:10 am) to 05 October 2011 (06:03:33 pm)

This is a very positive phase for Capricorns. After a tough time finally you can rest with a smile on your face. You can expect reward for all your hard work and labor. You will receive a promotion at your job. There can also be a change in the job profile. Capricorn’s with the military and police department will face a tough time but finally will be appreciated by people. Because of the concern for stability and security that you have shown earlier your life would be commendable Aquarius Horoscope Hindi Name: Kumbha: Date Of Birth: 21st Jan to 19th Feb:Ruling Planet: Shani Nakshatras: Dhanishta, Poorva Bhadrapada, Shatbhisha:Lucky Numbers: 3, 6, 9, 12 Lucky Days: Thursday, Saturday, Tuesday: Lucky Colors: Light Blue, Pink, Mild Yellow: Lucky Stones: Neelam, Topaz, Ruby, Firoza, Emerald
17 July 2011 (01:07:19 am) to 17 September (09:20:10 am) 2011

This phase will prove to be quite controversial for you. You will face neglect from your superiors, and your colleagues will capitalize on your weaknesses and play spoil sport. So, in this phase you shouldn’t disclose or discuss your plans or your ambition with your co-workers. Remember materialistic pursuits are realized only at a given price. So, finish all your pending works, and as far as possible spend your time in the company of

You will meet a few old acquaintances, and face some repercussions because of your past experiences. Thus, at this time you will be emotionally charged. Improve and follow your intuition, and don’t cry over spilt milk. You will achieve all-round success in your endeavors as your mood will be good, and your powers will on a rise. The elders of your family will happily help you in all undertakings. Many important events will occur, and they will all be in your favor. You will gain in any investments that you have made, and will be blessed with peace and happiness. If you are searching for a soul mate then this is the best time as the influence of Jupiter will make your search productive.
17 September 2011 (09:20:10 am) 2011 to 05 November 2011 (06:03:33 pm)

You will be restless and erratic, and this will dampen

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17 July 2011 (1:07:19 am) to 17 September 2011 (9:20:10 am)

This is an apt time for you to invest in real estate. Your partner will not take commands from you, thereby leading to possible ego clashes. This is a puzzling period for you to deal with hurdles and tricky obstacles. Avoid inculcating the idea of pursuing others aspirations as yours. Rather have your own set of goals and priorities. This is a good time to receive gift from others. If you have a working mother or earning mother, she will invest in property or purchase a house that will yield good dividends in future. Frequent tours are in store for working people. Gadgets and technology are not as promising and supportive as in the previous periods.
17 September 2011 (9:20:10 am) to 5 October 2011 (6:03:33 pm)

Being outspoken will help you speak your mind and with your tact and charm this time, you make things work for yourself. Although this is a dry patch for students and working class, you should not lose site of your goals and ambitions. Superiors and bureaucrats will have to go that extra mile as it is a testing time. Social standings will be tampered if not responsible enough. Avoid being overtly critical and manage your anger with care. Health should be given utmost care. Follow normal checkups and advice in action to avoid emotional feelings and disturbances. Keep trips to hilly terrains at distance. Consult a counselor for matters of the heart. This is a good time for all-round success. Paternal matters are highlighted; they would be delighted to receive you if you stay away from them. The axis planets are giving you inner consciousness, making you more aware of the deeper meanings of life. Social standing is not fantastic but just alright to negotiate. An elevated path of inspiration comes to you from the opposite sex and you come out on a winning streak. You will be at your romantic best, where your inclination towards music and fine arts are exhibited.
4 November 2011 (10:28:47 pm) to 31 December 2011 (00:00:00 am) 5 October 2011 (6:03:33 pm) to 4 November 2011 (10:28:47 pm)

any chances of a public participation. Your twin assets will be power and goodwill, which you should use to garner public support. Your critics and enemies will create problems for you, but you can overpower them by remaining patient, and letting time silence them. Your schedule will be hectic and time scarce. At this phase you will achieve recognition, and also increase your contacts. You will travel overseas and this will lead to an increase in your revenues.
05 November 2011 (10:28:47 pm) to 31 December 2011 (00:00:00)

You will encounter various trials and tribulations in this phase. You will have the time to share your mindset with your near and dear ones, and develop a new equation of comfort with your spouse or partner, and your relationship will be more pleasant than what it was before. By the end of the year there will be a great deal of progress in all your activities. This is also an excellent time for your profession. Those who are working in the technology sector can hope to do well. Pisces Horoscope Hindi Name: Meen: Date of Birth: 20th Feb to 20th Mar:Ruling Planet: Guru (Jupiter) Nakshatras: Revati, Uttra Bhadrapad:Lucky Numbers: 3, 5, 12:Lucky Days: Monday, Thursday: Lucky Colors: Yellow, Green, White:Lucky Stones: Moonga, White Sapphire, Cats Eye

Soul searching for hidden questions will come up for debates. Your restlessness will drive you for higher contacts with spiritual gurus or preachers. This is a good time professionally as it brings monetary gains. All your pursuits will be fulfilled, though they maybe delayed. You will be delighted by the participation and performance of your family members. New job seekers, especially in technical fields, will attain good positions. Those who are working successfully will receive timely promotion. All delayed endeavourers see the day light, new projects will materialize. Your love for gadgets and gizmos continues to fascinate you. For more Vedic astrological questions pertaining your life situation, and the problems, call our Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar who is considered to be a living God to his millions of Followers all over the world. DO NOT WAIT ANY MORE AND LIVE WITH YOUR PROBLEMS!!. Call swamiji immediately in the Toll Free number 1- 888-808-1418

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The Monkey and the Crocodile Once upon a time, a clever monkey lived in a tree that bore juicy, red rose apples. He was very happy. One fine day, a crocodile swam up to that tree and told the monkey that he had traveled a long distance and was in search of food as he was very hungry. The kind monkey offered him a few rose apples. The crocodile enjoyed them very much and asked the monkey whether he could come again for some more fruit. The -Swamiji Sri Selvam generous monkey happily agreed.“Siddhar” The

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The crocodile was aghast. He was in a dilemma. On the one hand, he loved his friend. On the other, he could not possibly let his wife die. The crocodile’s wife threatened him saying that if he did not getOncethe monkey’sthere lived would jackal. Also in the hills there her upon a time heart, she a lazy surely die. lived a hillman and a wild boar. Once when the hillman went to So thehunt, he saw the wildthe rose apple atree and invited his arrow crocodile went to boar. He took sharp aim with the monkey tostuck the boar.to meet boarwife. only told theand it attacked and come home But the his was He injured monkey that hethe hillman and he died on theon theLater the boar also collapsed could ride across the river spot. crocodile’s back. The monkey happily injury and died. reached the middle of the river, due to the agreed. As they

The Greedy Jackal

A jackal happened to The frightened monkey asked him crocodile returned the next day. And the next. And the next one the crocodile began to sink.pass the site of both the dead bodies, and decided to eat them slowly. But explained that he greedy after that. Soon the two became very good friends. They discussed why he was doing that. The crocodilehe was excessively would and first the monkey to save his wife’s life. The other monkey their lives, their friends and family, like all friends do. The have to killwanted to eat the bowstring, before theclever bodies. As he tried to eat the bowstring which was tightly attached to of crocodile told the monkey that he had a wife and that they lived told him that he would gladly give up his heart to save the lifethe bow, it snapped and the he of left his heart behind in the its mouth on the other side of the river. So the kind monkey offered him the crocodile’s wife, but endhadthe string pierced the roof of rose A great bird named Bharunda lived on the banks of a lake. He had and some extra rose apples to take home to his wife. The crocodile’s apple tree. it stuck a big crocodile themake haste the jackal too so on He asked the injury to to jackal and and turn back died two heads but a single body. One day, as the bird was wandering the spot. wife loved the rose apples and made her husband promise to get that the monkey could go get his heart from the apple tree. on the bank of the lake, he found a very delicious fruit. One of her some every day. his heads mumbled, “Oh what a fruit. I am sure the heavens have The silly crocodile quickly swam back to the rose apple tree. The sent it for me. I am so lucky.” Hearing this, the second head said, Meanwhile, the friendship between the monkey and the crocodile monkey scampered up the tree to safety. He told the crocodile to “O brother, let me also taste the fruit you are praising so much.” deepened as they spent more and more time together. The tell his wicked wife that she had married the biggest fool in the The first head laughed and said, “Both of us have the same crocodile’s wife started getting jealous. She wanted to put an end world. Once upon a time, there was an old thin donkey who used to stomach. It makes no difference whether I eat it or you eat it. I carry clothes and other burdens for his master. At night he was to this friendship. So she pretended that she could not believe that shall give it to our beloved. She will be very happy.” Bharunda free to wander as her husband could be friends with a monkey. Her husband tried The Stork and the Crabhe liked. thus gave the fruit to his wife. The second head was disappointed to convince her that he and the monkey shared a true friendship. Once upon a time, there was a stork that caught the fish in a at this action of the first head. The crocodile’s wife thought to herself that if the monkey lived on a diet of rose monkeys, his flesh One day, the second head found a would be very sweet. So she asked the crocodile poisonous fruit and told the first head, to invite“Youmonkey to their house.For what you the treacherous fellow. The crocodile was to me, I will eat this poisonous have done not happy about this. He tried to make the and avenge your insult.” The second fruit excuse that it would be difficult to get the head said, across fool, river. But that, wife monkey “You the if you eat his both was determined to die because we have the same of us will eat the monkey’s flesh. So she thought body.” of a plan.

The Bird With Two Heads

The Musical Donkey

One day, she pretended to be very ill and told Ignoring his warning, the second head ate the crocodile that the fruit and both of themwould the poisonous doctor said that she died. only recover if she ate a monkey’s heart. If her husband wanted to Those who are not united will MORAL : save her life, he must bring her his friend’s heart. perish.

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One night, he met a jackal and they both went out in search of food. They found a garden filled with cucumbers and helped themselves to a delicious meal. After that they returned every night to the garden to eat cucumbers. And so the donkey started looking healthy and fat. One night, after a particularly tasty meal, the donkey was overwhelmed with happiness and he told the jackal he wanted to sing a song. The jackal immediately told him not to do any such thing! He warned the donkey that they were thieves so it was not a good idea to make noise and attract the farmers attention. If they were caught, they would be beaten. But the donkey insisted on singing. The jackal told the donkey that his voice was not sweet. The donkey was upset and thought that the jackal was jealous of him. The jackal warned the donkey again that if he did sing, the farmers would come and reward him in a way that he would not like. But the donkey started singing, and the jackal decided to wait outside the garden. When the farmers heard the donkey braying, they rushed out to beat him. The donkey fell down and the farmers tied a heavy stone around his neck. Somehow the donkey dragged himself out to the waiting jackal. The jackal congratulated him on his reward. The donkey realised his mistake and apologised to the jackal for not listening to the good advice. MORAL : He who has no wits of his own or does not heed advice of good friends, perishes like the donkey

open the nets which trapped the elephant herd. And so the elephant herd was totally set free. MORAL : A friend in need is a friend indeed

The Brahmani and The Mongoose
Once a Brahmin lived in a city with his wife. His wife delivered a son at the same time as a she-mongoose gave birth to a male child. The Brahmani (Brahmin’s wife) adopted the mongoose’s son and began bringing him as she would her own son. Yet the Brahmani never left her son alone because she did not trust the mongoose, fearing that she would some day harm her son. The elders have said that one’s own son, however immoral, ugly, foolish and wicked, are his parent’s darling. One day, leaving for the lake to bring water, the Brahmin’s wife told her husband to keep a watch on their son. Soon, a cobra entered the house. Fearing danger to the son of the Brahmin, the mongoose attacked the cobra and killed him. Hearing the footfalls of his mother Brahmani, the mongoose, with a mouth smeared by blood, went to greet her. When the mother saw the mongoose with his mouth oozing blood, thought that what she had feared had happened. Without a second thought, the Brahmin’s wife threw the pot of water on the mongoose and the mongoose died as a result. Mourning the death of the mongoose, the woman entered the house and found that her child was soundly sleeping in the cradle and also the cobra bitten to pieces by the mongoose. The woman was struck by grief that she had killed the mongoose that was like a son to her. MORAL : The learned have said that he who does things without discretion regrets his action like the Brahmin’s wife.

The Mice and The Elephants

Once upon a time there lived a group of mice under a tree peacefully. But once a group of elephants came that way and destroyed the homes of all the rats as a result of which many of them were crushed to death. Then the king of rats decided to approach the elephant chief and requested him to guide his herd through another route.The elephant king agreed to this and took another route to the water. And so the lives of the rats were saved. One day a group of elephant-hunters came and trapped the elephants in huge nets. Then the elephant king suddenly remembered the king of the rats. He summoned one of the elephants of his herd which had not been trapped, to go and contact the king of rats. On listening to the elephant, the rat king took his entire group of mice and they cut

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And simple solutions
-Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar
Small beautiful and active children are centre of attraction in the family and are often victims of evil eye. Many a times, even men, women and middle aged are affected due to evil eye. Even home, shop and business are seen facing turbulences due to the effects of evil eye. Besides this, some people seclude themselves and stop taking their meals and fluids required for body, due to the negative influences of evil eye. Here are given some Tona totkas / Remedies to cast off evil effects of all these things. You can follow these totkas / Remedies and can get rid of the pains and turbulences caused by the evil eye. Remedies to remove the impact of Evil Eyes 1. The effect of eye is removed, if Pomegranate banda is worn according to the principles mentioned in shastras in Jyestha Nakshatra. 2. On Saturday, raw milk should be rotated around the head of evil eye affected person for seven times. It will cast off its effects. 3. If an affected person takes three Gomati chakras and rotates it seven times around the head in a deserted place and throw them at the backside and come back home without looking back, in future also one won’t get evil eye. 4. Make nine beads out of black turmeric. Make a garland by putting them in black thread. Wear this garland in the neck after purifying it by the smoke of dhoop or google. This is an effective remedy for casting off the negative influences caused by inauspicious planets, brahm dosha, tona tolkas, evil eye and other evil influences. 5. Sew a coconut in black cloth and hang it outside the house. The house will be protected by evil eye and ill fate. 6. Make a ‘hole’ in yellow ‘kodi’ and make a small child wear it, as; it will protect the child from evil eye. 7. Tie a yellow kodi with black thread on the door frame of a newly constructed house. It saves the house from evil eye as well as other bad influences. 8. A piece of coral should be tied in the neck of the child on Tuesday. It will save the child from evil effects. 9. If your business is affected due to the evil eye, take 11 Gomati Chakras which are purified by mantras and three small coconuts. Tie them in yellow cloth and hang it on the main entrance door. 10. Take a small piece of whole alum. Rotate it 31 times in the shop which is affected by evil eye, and then throw it outside in the North Direction where four roads meet. Without looking back, return to the shop, it will help to cast off the influences caused by the evil eye. 11. Mix Sandal, Rock Salt, Kootbach, oil, Ghee and fat. Make dhoop out of these items & light it. Show the smoke of this dhoop to children. It removes the bad effects. 12. Take red chillies and rotate them around the head of the child three times and throw them into the fire. It also helps to remove its bad effects. 13. If the fruit of Reetha is tied in the neck of the child, it will protect the child from evil eye. 14. Take seven small pieces from an old cloth. After rotating it seven times around the neck of a child, burn them in the fire. It destroys the effects of evil eye. 15. Take some mustard seeds, salt, wheat flour and seven whole red chillies. Rotate them seven times around the head of the effected person, and evil eye will be destroyed. 16. Take desi alum and mustard seeds. Rotate them seven times around the head of the deceased child and throw them in the fire where food is cooked. This process should be done three times a day. The child will come out from the effects of evil eye and will gain health. 17. Make a deep of cow dung. Put a small piece of jaggery, oil and cotton wick in this deep. Light it and keep it in the centre of the door. It will help to cast off the evil effects of the house. 18. If the food gets the effect of evil eye, in that case, put each item from cooked food on a leaf and sprinkle some Gulal over it. After that, leave it at the place where four roads meet. Evil eye will be removed. 19. On Tuesday, go to Hanuman Temple. Take some Sindur from Lord’s shoulder and put it on the effected person. Evil effects will be removed. 20. Put some red chillies, ajwain and yellow mustard in a small Karma 29

Panchmukhi, Rudraksha, Dhundhachi, Silver Moon, & Copper Sun in a black thread. 24. Make a deep of wheat flour, burn a wick made of black thread. Put two red chillies in this deep and rotate the deep around the affected person. 25. Make the affected person sit in the middle of the door. Rotate some sea salt and clay around that person. earthen pot and burn it. Show this smoke to the affected child. Immediately evil effect will be removed. 21. Take a beetle leaf. Put seven petals of red rose in it. Give it to eat to the evil eye affected person. That person will come out of the effects of the evil eye. 22. Put some raw milk at the root of any big tree growing near the house. Light a rose aggarbatti. Evil eye will be removed. 23. Put a garland around the neck of an affected child which has 26. To get rid of the evil effects of a person who stops eating food, make a trikona on the floor or on the table with water and keep food thali on it. It will remove the effects of the evil eye. For more help and clarification call Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar immediately @ 408 829 7780( in USA) 001- 408-829-7780 from India

Your Signature & your Personality
By Swamiji Sri Selvam “Siddhar”
There are many prevalent methods of knowing about human behavior like horoscope, palm lines, facial gestures & mole on the face, demeanor, way of writing and way of signing etc. The manner in which people sign and the on the basis of this manner what would be the personality and behavior of the person can be known by following ways: 1. Putting a line under the signature Such persons are full of confidence in themselves, have a good personality and are a bit selfish but still they believe in the happiness of human life. 2. Putting two dots below the signature Such persons are romantic in nature and can adapt easily or change themselves accordingly. Such persons give prominence to the beauty of other persons and they try to look beautiful in appearance. They attract others very easily towards themselves. 3. Putting one dot below the signature Such persons are inclined towards classical arts and their nature is simple and quiet. If any body breaks their faith or else do not have faith in them then such persons would never look back towards you. Therefore, it is better to remain vigilant with such persons. 4. No line or dot below the signature Such persons live their life as per their own terms and are Karma 30

happy in doing so and they do not pay heed towards the thinking of others. Such persons are of good nature but are selfish also. 5. No similarity between name and signature Such persons try to be very smart and hide facts in all possible ways and means. They never say anything in a simple and straight way. They never pay any attention towards any thing that others say. 6. Similarity between name and signature Such persons are intelligent but never utilize their intelligence for thinking. Such persons bring about a change in their thinking and thoughts in the same manner like wind brings in change in its flow according to its direction. They never think whether an explicit thing is right or wrong. Anyone can win them over through flattery. 7. Signature like printed words Such persons are very kind towards others, have a very good heart, are a bit selfish and are ready to sacrifice their lives to save the life of their loved ones but such persons are found to be thinking too much and their temper flares up very fast. 8. Signing full name Such persons are very kind, adjust in any kind of situation & environment and talk to all kinds of people. Such persons are very strong in respect of their thoughts and have a very strong willpower.

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Achi’s samayal
Courtesy:- Commander’s Cantina, in Dayton, Ohio, USA (The First Indian - Mexican Restaurant in the Nation)

To Powder: Bengal gram dhal - 1 tablespoon :Urad dhal - 1 tablespoon :Black Pepper - 1 teaspoon. Jeera - 1 teaspoon :Fenugreek seeds - 1 teaspoon :Asafotida - A small gooseberry size. Red chillies - 8 Nos :Coriander seeds - 1 tablespoon : For seasoning: Gingelly oil - 1/2 cup :Mustard - 1 teaspoon :Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon. Curry leaves - few :Salt - 1 teaspoon or as per taste Method: First grind the curry leaves, tamarind, ginger to a coarse paste. Fry the items to be powdered in a teaspoon of oil separately, cool it and powder it. In a kadai pour the oil and when it is hot, add mustard. When it pops up add curry leaves and curry leaves paste along with turmeric powder and salt. Fry the paste for five minutes on low flame. Then add the ground powder and fry again for a few minutes. The oil will float on top. Switch off the stove and cool it. Store it in a jar.

Chettinadu Tomato Chutney
Ingredients: 1 Medium Onion.:4 Roma Tomatoes:4 red chillies.:3 spoons of light Coconut Milk. Salt: Curry Leaves.: Green Onions to garnish.: Seasoning: Mustard, Broken Urad Dhal, Curry Leaves. Method: Chop the onions and tomatoes in to long slices. In a kadai, add 2 spoons of oil and when hot, add mustard, broken urad dhal, red chillies and curry leaves. Saute for a few seconds and add the chopped onions. Saute again till the onions are pink and then add the tomatoes. Sprinkle sufficient salt and mix till the water is all reduced and the tomatoes are cooked well. Grind all the sauteed ingredients along with 3 spoons of coconut milk to a smooth paste. Garnish with chopped cilantro and chopped spring onions for a burst of color and flavor. Serve with Dosa.

Chettinad Coriander Chutney Kothamalli Thuvayal
Ingredients: 1. Coriander – 1 bunch (chopped and washed) : 2. Fresh coconut – ½ cup (grated). 3. Green chillies – 5 or to taste :4. Ginger – ½ inch: 5. Tamarind paste – 1 tsp. 6. Oil - 2 tsp7. Salt - to taste For seasoning: 1. Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp:2. Urad dal – ¼ tsp :3. Curry leaves – 44. Oil – 1 tsp Method: Take a pan and heat with 1 tsp of oil. Add chopped coriander leaves, green chillies and ginger.Sauté for few mins. Remove from the heat. Allow it to cool. Then grind with coconut, tamarind paste and salt. Grind to a fine paste. Remove from mixer jar and transfer into serving bowl. In the same pan add 1 tsp oil and heat. Add mustard seeds and urad dal. When they start to crackle add curry leaves. Add this to the chutney and mix well and adjust salt.

Chettinad Coconut Chutney
Ingredients: Coconut gratings – 1 cup: Green chilli – 3 to 4 Nos ;Tamarind – a pea size. Chutney dhal (Pottu kadalai) – 1 tablespoon :Salt – ¾ teaspoon Method: Grind all the above to a fine paste and season it with mustard and curry leaves

Chettinad Curry Leaves Thokku
Ingredients: To Grind: Kariveppilai (Curry leaves) - 2 cups :Tamarind - a small lemon size :Fresh ginger - a small piece

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-Swamiji Sri Selvam “Siddhar” Our life is a continuum of actions, reactions, karma, and their manifestations as events in our life! Many of us don’t understand how even “seemingly simple” and “relatively insignificant” activities of us can impact our Destiny. Just as a small seed has within it the potential to sprout out a majestic tree later, even our simplest deeds, or speech might have within them the potential to sprout out events of greater magnitude than we anticipate at the time of our speech/ actions. Magic of the subconscious mind and Reasonance with the Universal mind tend to get activated by many things that we do - consciously or unconsciously. That is why those who understand the power of words and deeds never do anything in vain, and are careful about their every step. Even jokes, humorous advertisements must have a positive message encoded in them, as even they can have their consequences.... One instance of a famous cricketer’s career hitting a trough

after an advertisement comes to my memory significantly in this regard...... A few years back, there was an advertisement from a famous soft-drinks company which featured prominent cricketers.

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career path’s course , and whose appraisals can make or mar our progress, will somehow feel repulsed by us at work - inspite of our working well. They may be wondering as to why this is happening, but inexplicably they will feel irritable around persons who speak negatively behind their backs (whether they show it openly or not); such repressed or secret hostility can impact us. 2) When we say words like “it is my Fate that I have to be like this”- you are reinforcing a negative influence to the Universal Mind - in other words, you are sealing your Fate yourself in a negative way - with your own mind power, which should ideally be used for altering your Fate positively! 3) When we say words like “it might be a blessing to get fired from that job”, the Universal Mind begins to see ways how this can be accomplished....and when Pink slips start flying when the company downsizes, we may be among the first batch of “booted out comrades!” Please beware, the Universe is listening to you! And what you say - even casually - might impact your future, because, no one knows when our subconscious is active and when it is not; if words are uttered with intensity (either intense fear, intense anger, or intense hope), they do come true! So, make it a point to always “speak positive” in addition to being positive, and life will go out of its ways to spread its Red Carpet for you to walk the high road of success in life.

This Icon of Cricket was shown as saying “No” to the bat, and eagerly grabbing this soft-drink bottle, letting the other dummy bearing his resemblance to go and bat instead! Little would he have realized that a string of no-good performances might come in its wake..but so did it happen! The subtle message conveyed to the Universal Mind with that advert was “I am more interested in this softdrink than in my play” - though of course, the Icon did not realize it at that time. So, the Universal Mind did react by letting him sit in the stands often with the softdrinks for his company, while his beloved bat often seemed to betray him (he had a string of below-par performances which was in direct contrast to his generally consistent brilliance). It took quite a while for him to come out of that jinx! So, be careful even of your casual gestures. Don’t play or make fun of matters that involve your livelihood or profession. Even if you feel like joking regarding those, always end that with positive tones - like “There is only one thing that I love as much as my cricket bat - and that is (this softdrink bottle!)” - could have ensured that the negative luck involved in “refusing to take the bat” during that advert (even in jest) was not activated. Similarly, when we are stuck up in a job and are not satisfied with our bosses’ attitude, the best way to crib will be “I only wish that my bosses will take a more favorable view of my performances; How I wish they realize how much I am slogging here with all my heart!”...instead, most of us choose to portray and project negativity by saying things like “My Boss is a fraud; He keeps flashing tooth-paste smiles to cameras and reading my script while I slog in the background; it my Fate that I have to be like this; sometimes I feel it is a blessing to get fired from that job. 1) By law of Universal magnetism of minds, whenever we speak ill of someone, the other person will form a negative mindset about us - unconsciously. So, when we say negative things about the boss, the boss - who is the master of our
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she would have to undertake the Karva Chauth fast under strict rituals, then only her husband would come top life. Thus, by strictly following all the rituals of Karva chauth, queen Veeravati relieved her husband. Thus the origin of this festival. Tradition of Karva Chauth A married woman who observes this vrat is called ‘Saubhagyavati’ (joyous and happy state of wifehood). “Let the offerings of this Karva (Karak (gift bring long life to my husband and may my saubhagya be everlasting”. And express such desire that ‘May my death precede that of my husband so that I can enter the chitaa (funeral pyre) as a bride (not as a widow). This katha (narrative) first took place between Siva and parvati. Siva told Parvati about the significance of Karva Chauth Vrat. In Dwapar Yuga, Draupadi asked Lord Krishna about the vrat of Karva Chauth. Thereafter, the very first time this vrat was observed in the town of Shukraprastha by Veeravati, the daughter of Vedsharma and Leelavati. Since then this vrat has been observed by married women till the present day. Importance of Karva Chauth The fast of Karva Chauth is of particular importance to Hindu women as they believe it ensures the well-being, prosperity and longevity of their husbands.

Karva Chauth - Fasting by the Married Hindu Woman for the well-being, prosperity and longevity of their husbands History of Karva Chauth A long long time ago, there lived a beautiful girl by the name of Veeravati. She was the only sister of her seven loving brothers, who was married to a king. On the occasion of the first Karva Chauth after her marriage, she went to her parents’ house. After sunrise, she observed a strict fast. However, the queen couldn’t stand the rigors of fasting and was desperately waiting for the moon to rise. The seven brothers, who loved her dearly, were very disturbed watching the distress of their sister and decided to end her fast by deceiving her. Then the brothers reflected a mirror through Pipal tree leaves. The sister, taken it as moonrise, broke the fast and took food. However, the moment the queen ate her dinner, she received the news that her husband, the king, was seriously ill. The queen rushed to her husband’s palace and on the way, she met Lord Shiva and his consort, Goddess Parvati. Parvati informed her that the king had died because the queen had broken her fast by watching a false moon. However, when the queen asked her for forgiveness, the goddess granted her the boon that the king would be revived. But to achieve this,

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The festival of Karva Chauth provides an opportunity for all married women to get close to their in-laws. Possessing a tremendous social and cultural significance, this festival is celebrated by keeping fast, applying henna and exchange of gifts. Mother-in-laws buy ‘sargi’ for their daughter-in-laws. This ‘sargi’ consists of various types of sweetmeats, and sometime clothes. All these items are supposed to bring good luck to the women. There is great festivity on this day. Essentials of Karva Chauth The essentials of this gathering and listening of the Karva chauth story , a special mud pot, that is considered a symbol of lord Ganesha, a metal urn filled with water, flowers, idols of Ambika Gaur Mata, Goddess Parwati and some fruits, mathi and food grains. A part of this is offered to the deities and the storyteller. Karva Chauth has become more of a community festival. Karva Chauth is one such occasion when most married Hindu women in North India seek the blessings of God for their husband’s long life. Karva Chauth is observed on the fourth day of the dark fortnight of Ashwin, which is also called Kartik according to some calendars. Festival of Karva Chauth Karva Chauth falls about nine days before Diwali. It is the most important fast observed by Hindu women of North India. On this day married Hindu women offer prayers seeking the welfare, prosperity, and a long life of their husbands. Though it is a day marked with neither food nor water. Early in the morning they prepare food and have it before sunrise. The morning passes by in other festive activities like decorating hand and feet with heena, decorating the pooja thali and meeting friends and relatives. In the late afternoon women gather at a common place like temple or a garden or someone’s’ place who has arranged the pooja. An elderly lady or the pujarin narrates the legend of Karva Chauth. In the afternoon, mothers of newly wed girls give ‘Baya’ to the parents of their son-in-law. This Baya contains few Mathris, Almonds, and some gifts. The fast is broken once the moon is sighted and rituals of the day have been performed. At night when the moon appears, women break their fast after offering water to the moon. This festival is quite popular among the newly weds. A few days before the festival, markets are full of items needed for the festival. The preparations for this festival start a week in advance. The day of Karva Chauth is celebrated mostly amongst the entire North Indian community settled either in India and other parts of the world. The fast is unique perhaps because nowhere in the world does a wife go without food or water just to pray for the longevity and well-being of her husband.
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Earlier an idol of Gaur Mata was made using earth and cowdung. Now just an idol of Goddess Parwati is kept. Every one lights an earthen lamp in their thalis while listening to the Karva story. Sindoor, incense sticks and rice are also kept in the thali. At this time the women wear heavy saris or chunries in red, pink or other bridal colors, and adorn themselves with all other symbols of a married women like, nose pin, tika, bindi, chonp, bangles, earrings etc. Once the moon rises, the women see its reflection in a thali of water, or through a dupatta or a sieve. They offer water to the moon and seek blessings. They pray for the safety, prosperity and long life of their husbands. If the husband is present, then worship him with Panchopchar or gandh, pushpa, dhoop, deep and naivedya (perfume, flower, incence, lamp and food). If the husband is away on travels, then offer a prayer to Almighy to grant long life to their husband. Thereafter bring the vrat to its conclusion.

Sun and Mars Its effect is on the right hand side corner of the house i.e., ‘aagney’ or igneous angle. On the right hand side window of Sun, if a stove is kept then it means that the owner of the house is impatient and flares up fast. One child of this family is capable and competent. In those houses where there are more than one stove for cooking the women of that house do not depend solely on the earnings of their husbands but they also earn to meet the other expenses of the household. Sun and Mercury If there is a hall next to the window, where guests or outsiders come and sit or members of the house rest there, in such a house one man is very educated and intelligent and everyone like him. Sun and Jupiter If there is a temple along side the window, then the head of the family is of religious views and his face glows. He gets name and fame in the society and this situation is very lucky for the eldest son. If there is a window on the right hand side and sun rays reach the temple straight then the head of the family gets respect. He is courageous by nature and religious and gives importance to truth. There is no difference between what he says and does. He gives respect to the women at an ordinary level and is a little arrogant. He gets respect, in government department. Many servants follow his orders and in which ever house he is born now, there are possibilities of taking rebirth in the same house and one of his sons is on a very good post. Sun and Venus If the room having the window on the right hand side is being used as a bedroom and sun rays directly come inside the room then the lady of the house faces problems at the time of child birth. By the side of this window if there is a room where the valuables of the family like money, jewellery or documents are kept or this is the bedroom of the owner of the family then such a person is very lucky and one of his sons is as lucky. But in such a family there are less of male children but one daughter of the family is also very lucky.

-Swamiji Sri Selvam “Siddhar” n the way the planet Sun, while looking from inside the house, represents the window on the right side of the main entrance, in the same manner other planets also represent other parts of the house. When the parts of the house influenced by other planets come in contact with the place influenced by the planet Sun then its effect on the members of the family is as given below:

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Sun and Moon While coming out from the house if there is a window on the right side and there is underground water storage then it would be understood that the house owner remains out of the house a whole lot. He is in contact with many people and he is always on tour or that his son can attain success only at far off places. If the sun rays fall directly on this window then this is very lucky. If this window is of the kitchen then the lady of the house is of slightly stubborn behavior and troubles the family a bit.

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Sun and Saturn In the same manner if there is a dining hall next to this window then the head of the family or his son is leisure loving and is moderately successful. If this room is being used as a store then the father or son are liked by the members of the society but he is leisure loving and slow worker. Such a person can be a government servant or gets benefited by the government. Sun and Rahu If a window is adjacent to the main entrance then the head of the family is troubled by enemies. He has to face defamation and government penalty. If there is a broken, worn out wall next to the right hand side window or the plaster is chipped off or the window is broken then the head of the family has to face loss of respect. He earns very less even after putting in a lot of hard work. Such a person remains poor and his father also faces difficulty in the same manner. If there is a car shed or car parking in this place then this is very unlucky for the father or his elder son. He has to face many difficulties. Such persons can get success only in works related to wheels or photography.

Sun and Ketu If there is a bathroom in this part of the window i.e., this window is the window of the bathroom then such person progresses tremendously in the spiritual area. If there is a gallery towards the window on the right hand side or people come and go from there or if there is a drain then it represents that the head of the family had to face many difficulties in the initial days of his life. He attains some success only later on. If this window is smaller than the other windows of the house and is always kept closed then this represents that the son to be born in the family will not be able to progress too much. The head of the family will also pass through acid test through out his life i.e., keep on facing difficulties. If there are doors of the temple and bathroom, respectively, next to this window then the head of the family is lucky. For more help and clarification call Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar immediately @ 408 829 7780( in USA) 001- 408-829-7780 from India

Shrardha
-Do’s and Don’ts Things to remember during Shrardha / Pitrapaksha 1. On the day of Shrardha, the person who is doing ‘sharadhakarma’ and the Brahmin who is performing the ritual, should follow celibacy. 2. Black & Red colour flowers, strongly scented and odorless flowers Kadamb, Kevada, Bilvapatra, Karvir, Maulsire, all these flowers should not be used for this ritual. 3. Never use an iron vessel for ‘Shrardhakarma’. Silver Vessels should always be used instead because these are favourite of ancestors. 4. Eating beetle leaf, taking oil massage, fasting, brushing of teeth(Datoon) and taking medicines are all prohibited for the person who is performing Shrardha. 5. One should not use Kasturi (Musk Deer), Gorochan, Rakt Chandan etc. in this ritual. 6. Eating food from outside sources for the person doing Shrardha especially on Shrardha day is strictly prohibited. 7. Lifting heavy weight, long distance travel and taking frequent meals is prohibited for the person doing Shrardha. 8. Telling lies, using foul language, theft, infidelity all these should be avoided on Shrardha day as all these things make the ancestors angry and they put hurdles on the way of our progress and cause hardships. 9. The vegetable of Brinjal should never be cooked on the day of Shrardha.

10. If a dog sees the cooked on the day of Shrardha, such food should be abandoned. 11. Food cooked for our ancestors should not be covered with used clothes and an iron vessel should not be used. 12. Donation of black sesame seeds are considered auspicious while doing Shrardha. 13. The ‘pitras’ get satisfied with pure vegetarian food, fruits and cereals. Pure & hygienic food should be offered with full devotion to our ancestors so that they get pleased and bestow their blessing of happiness, progress and remove family discords. 14. ‘Kusha’ should be taken from the sacred religious place while performing Shrardha. 15. If possible, Shrardha Karma should not be performed before sun rise, in shukla paksha, in night time or on the birthday of the person doing Shrardha. 16. Keep apart five morsels of cooked food for a dog, sinner, leper, sick and for a crow on five leaves and perform ‘panchbali’. 17. Night, evening, dawn and dusk times should be avoided to perform ‘Shraadhkarma’. 18. Whomsoever ancestors died in war or by weapons they should do shraadh on ‘Chaturdashi’ fourteenth day of pitrapaksha. 19. As far as possible, on the day of Shraadh, only raw cereals, like wheat flour, rice flour or barley flour should be consumed. And, ‘pinddaan’ should also be done by the food made out of these flours.

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The use of the herbs for beauty solutions dates back to antiquity. Various testimonials inform us on the use of herbs in beauty treatments during the ancient period. The women of the ancient world used the grounded leaves and seeds of herbs on their hair, face and over-all body, drank herbal tonics and applied oils obtained from herbs for different body– massages. These treatments were used during that time in countries like Rome, China and Latin America. Indian Ayurveda too has been promoting the use of herbs for skin and beauty for over 5000 years. Herbs can be used for beauty in original or compound form. They act against the internal impurities and external toxins of our body, add additional nutrients to it, make it glow and shine. Herbs provide natural, flawless treatment to our skin; nourish it from within, leading to its internal development.Herbsncures.com lists some of the most popular herbs used in beauty care along with detailed information on their uses: Turmeric: Turmeric is mainly used to ensure glowing, bright skin. Turmeric face masks are extensively available in beauty parlors for their skinfriendly treatment that prevents bacterial infection. Turmeric pastes cure pigmentation, maintain the pH factor and are constantly applied on the neck, face and over-all body to enhance the complexion and brightness of skin. Chandan: Chandan is internally as well as externally applied to our body. Internal treatment is through chandan pills which are orally taken. The external application of chandan is through oil, stick, powder and paste derived from the herb. The aromatic essence of chandan has made it a favorite of the beauty industry. It possesses various soothing qualities that effectively work against skin ailments and allergies. Chandan herbal face pack and scrubs made from chandan powder cleanses our skin thoroughly and brings a healthy glow to it. Chandan is a principal cooling agent and comes to utmost use during the hot days. Neem: This herb is used as a skin cleanser, odor remover, against acne, psoriasis and eczema and to treat common hair problems like dandruff. Neem powder, neem oil and neem pills are the most common forms of neem available in the market. Crushed or grounded neem leaves are mixed with water and drunk for burnished skin. In Ayurveda the bitter neem leaves are used to counter body’s high sugar levels which are cited as a primary cause of various skin diseases. Neem oil is an essentially favored item for hair cleansing and nourishment. Rosemary: The uses of Rosemary in beauty care can be put under three categories: skin, scalp and hair treatment. This herb provides a refreshing look to our skin by revitalizing and energizing our dead cells. Rosemary oil comes to fullest use in scalp massage which is done to prevent premature hair loss. The shampoos, lotions and other hair care products of Rosemary takes adequate care of our hair nourishment. Other extracts of this herb include perfumes and soaps. Chamomile: Basically, Chamomile is used in skin remedies, eye treatment and hair care. Face masks, oil, body lotions, creams and stem of Chamomile are used in skin care. Chamomile oil is used to remove acne and other similar skin diseases. This herb is snit-oxidant as well as antiinflammatory. As a measure against hair malnourishment Chamomile

hair care products are frequently preferred above the rest. When a mild concentration of water and chamomile is applied to the eye the tired look quickly vanishes and eyes begin to glow and shine. Basil: Effective against scars and black spots on the body. Basil is greatly helpful for its antiseptic action on the face. Whenever our skin suffers from the lack of healthy nutrients dark spots arise in certain parts of our body. In such a situation a concoction prepared by mixing basil, turmeric powder and rose water comes in good use. It adds to the effect of curing the black marks and making our skin natural and healthy. Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera is used comprehensively in skin care. It heals skin irritations and scars. The primal effect of this herb comes from its sharp soothing properties. A face mask of this plant is prepared by mixing kelp, honey and Aloe Vera for effective skin treatment. It is used in various forms like shampoos, sunscreens, soaps, gels etc and has been approved by FDA as a non-poisonous herb to treat skin burns .This herb is also used in hair loss. Seaweed: In skin treatment this herb operates by drawing out impurities and cleaning the skin naturally. The minerals in seaweed also nourish our hair and take care of itchy scalps. For its profuse mineral vitamin sufficiency seaweed is used in different face masks. The gels of seaweed are used in various cosmetics and conditioners Other forms of seaweed application are creams, shampoos, mineral bath and power face wash. Primrose: This plant is thoroughly used in maintaining deep rooted, healthy hair. Evening Primrose oil is used in synthesizing skin care products. This herb has a wonderful track record for curing us of the commonly occurred skin diseases. Because of its herbal anti-irritant effects on the skin and anti-inflammatory properties it is highly used in moisturizers and other body care lotions. Evening Primrose is proved to be equally beneficial in nails and hair management. Henna: Though predominantly used in hair nourishment henna is also applied on the skin in various forms. For hair care henna paste (mehendi) is made from the powdery extract of henna plant. It is then mixed with egg white and thoroughly applied for thick, shiny hair. In combination with coffee powder, amla powder and onion peels henna makes a perfect hair conditioner. Henna is also used to color the body, primarily hands and feet and for making temporary tattoos on the skin.

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Aries

Taurus

Mesham How you could feel the happenings for this Month? How you are going to act and manage? Your sign Lord is Mars who is going to have a combination with Lord Kethu on 16th July. This incident will cause a setback to educational financial and professional persons. Those who are married and even for unmarried, a scene of confusion will cause with your partners. It will vary according to one’s date of Birth. For some, the health question will give anxiousness. For some, a struck up or light accidents are forecasted. Go slowly and steadily in all your activities. CHILDREN & WOMEN AT HOME: Their contacts and other doings will be faster. There are chances to forget the important matters. Be steady and do the things with intelligence. STUDENTS: Their preparations are not properly planned and they have to revise their studies. PROFESSIONALS AND BUSINESS PERSONS: From 16th July onwards the developments and progress are reaching to their hard work. LOVERS: An advice is given for safety landing. They have to be very calm and polite. Pass the times peacefully. Otherwise misunderstanding will play a worst role. MARRIED PEOPLE: Their engagements are more. They are expecting everything in a perfect order. They can find some challenges and objections. Even their life mate will behave differently; they have to manage this month with hardship. UNFAVOURABLE DAYS: 13th 14th and 15th July.

Rishabam What were the circumstances which prevailed during the last week of June, will be giving a cloudy atmosphere in this month also. Your Brain is full of thoughts and deeds. Some time the prayers and in other times searching for shortcut solutions will the trend of beheviour with you. You should not decide anything as light. The health and the physical condition will be affected more. Take care in every action and lead the way. CHILDREN &WOMEN AT HOME: There will be a shortage in all their needs for finance and maintenance. Their Budgets will be disturbed and delayed. STUDENTS: Programs are more and their burdens will be accumulated. They have to make the correct time tables and executions. PROFESSIONALS AND BUSINESS PERSONS: The situation is facing a below normal condition. Progress and benefits are yet to get a good trend. LOVERS: Since the Lord Venus is in the clutch of Lords Mars and Kethu the things are not satisfactory and comfortable. They have to wait for good tides. MARRIED PEOPLE: This Month is with full of engagements. Their commitments are also more. They have to give preference for important one and March ahead. Even if they take extra care the events are contrary to their expectation. It will be disappointing their views and aims. Even the travels and other hard works, they have to be very careful and avoid any acts or Bloodshed. Very attentive and smart acts will be useful at these crucial hours. UNFAVOURABLE DAYS: 16th, 17th and 18th of July.

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Mithunam: The month July begins with better trend. Financial and other supportive elements will be doing good for your efforts. The profession and business are on way to progress. Your plans and schemes will be reaching to the awaited scopes. Lord Jupiter will favour you with good confidence and lift for the way of success. CHILDREN & WOMEN AT HOME: Altogether are easy going and hindrance free month is ahead. Brain will be fully engaged in their programs. Active and progressive trend will be there. STUDENTS: Lord Mercury is occupying the sign “Cancer”. It will be good throughout this month. They can program it suitably. PROFESSIONALS & BUSINESS PEOPLE: An enthusiastic beginning and progressive result will give them success. LOVERS: It will be to their expectation that the result of meeting or contacting will give a peaceful atmosphere. When the things are nearing or come closer, there will be a scene of confusion which will cause misunderstanding. They have to act suitably. MARRIED PEOPLE: Their expectation and programs will be going on well. The happiness and good faith will prevail for strong relation. They can find the days will fortune also. They can make good scheme of investments. For those who are of the star Mrugasheerisham will be facing little set back but during the mid of this month, that set back will be relieved and the happiness will increase gradually. The domestic management and educational expenditures will be more and the same can be arranged with their efforts. Altogether this July will be different and notable. UN FAVOURABLE DAYS: 19th, 20th and 21st of July.

Gemini

CHILDREN & WOMEN AT HOME: Due to the estimate and cost of the program they have, they will be in need of more finance. The sanctions and grants are delayed. For further two weeks, they have to be with tight economic trends. Then the matters will come to a shape. Children will be much confused and show anger with elders. STUDENTS: They will understand both favour and trouble in their preparations. They can come to a better conclusion after two weeks. PROFESSIONALS & BUSINESS PERSONS: A confused stage will be leading them to face alterations. They have to think deep in their plans and proceed for success. The expectations will have a start but will give disappointment. They have to deal carefully. LOVERS: A free mood and way of clearance will be there after ten days. They could feel a better situation with happy trend. MARRIED PEOPLE: With good responsibilities, they can find a quite going. The essential expenses are likely to be covered properly. Even though their burdens are more they can find good times with spouse. Their progress and further plannings will be well discussed and the clear way will be performed. This July will be a time to relax. UNFAVOURABLE DAYS: 22nd, 23rd and 24th of July.

Leo
Simmam: The Lord of Simma is Lord Sun who is involved in ecliptical status more than once. So your engagements will be with encounters. The encounters are to be answered properly and the matters are to be set all right almost in all case. Your presence will be unwanted in few scenes and cause cloudy confusions situations. You have to maintain the justice and carry out the deals after some objections. Brilliancy and quick decisions will be the right thing to manage the sequences. FOR CHILDREN & WOMEN AT HOME: They will be busy but will execute the affairs with much disturbance and confusion. They have to be very careful in execution; otherwise some loss or breakage will happen. STUDENTS: Improper remembrance will be there in all their plans. They cannot show full time attention in their studies. They have to take care of their class programs.

Cancer

Katagam Some sort of elliptical situations with un free mind and hindrance passed. Yet the peace of moments and events not reached. The intelligence and good plannings will be with you to manage the circumstances. The profession and businesses are prevailing with undecided plans. You have to regulate the things and work out a good time table to execute all the matters in order.

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FOR PROFESSIONALS & BUSINESS PERSONS: Some new experiences and lessons will cross to give them a perfect way of improving their lively hood. Early in the month they have to manage the things with complicated views. LOVERS: Lord Saturn engaged in retrogration and Lord Venus moving in an elliptical circle. This is not a favorable time and more delays are going to cross with their aims and program. MARRIED PEOPLE: More engagements and social events are attended. Finance and maintenance will be filled with insufficiency and disturbance. They can manage the matters to the required needs. Anyhow there will be very little peace of mind. In all the activities they can hope for a better next month. The health will be improper during this month. Have good rest. UN FAVOURABLE DAYS: 25th 26th and 27th of July.

their temper. All is because of Lord Saturn. On Saturdays go to temple and worship Navagraha Lords especially Lord Venus UNFAVOURABLE DAYS: 28th 29th and 30th of July.

Libra

Thulam From the last week of June and first week of July, you were bracketed with number of proposals. You got the disadvantage and difficulties to execute the same. From 2nd week of July, the matters will be in the shapes to favorable trends. Your planings will be getting the materialization. The good result will be reaching you during August. CHILDREN & WOMEN AT HOME: Lord Jupiter has started showing his grace for their welfare. They can be with enthusiasam to attend all their duties. This month, children will be playing nicely and cooperating with every family member. STUDENTS: This month will give good support for their efforts. They can choose the syllabus they desire. They will be lucky enough to have questions in the same heading. Examinations will be to their reach. FOR PROFESSIONALS & BUSINESS PERSONS: Their hard labor which has served the fruits is likely to reach during August. Some new connections will come to enhance their incomes. LOVERS: The circumstances are bright. Their expectations have a merit. Due considerations from their counterpart will bring them happiness. Yet the final word will not be pronounced and days will be dragged. MARRIED PERSONS AND SPOUSES: The occupation of Lord Jupiter in Mesham, will give them the satisfaction of good going. But they will be finding a sort of discomfort with the spouse. On Thursdays the Navahgraha Lords are to be worshiped. Their routine and regular life will pass with increased happiness. Lord Venus passing in the star “Arudra” that is Thiravadirai will bring specific fortune. UNFAVOURABLE DAYS: 1st, 2nd and 3rd of July.

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Kanya Exactly in your 10th Square (Mithuna) the solar eclipse takes place in the beginning of this month. This is the place of profession. Many will find challenges and alterations in their customary doings. The result will be a shadow bringing down your efforts. You have to work hard to rectify the matters. But it gives a good and trouble free moments in all your efforts. Lord Saturn occupy the sign and energyse fastly all your affairs. Yet you should not be left fast. Be slow and steady. CHILDREN & WOMEN AT HOME: Better avoid mad chase. Some mistakes or troubles will stop their speed. Managing the family matters will be with hardship. Children should be quite and calm. They should not rush to the circumstances. STUDENTS: The confusion will relieve in the first week of July. They can make good program and score good marks. BUSINESS & PROFESSIONALS PERSONS: They are looking for a comfortable deal in their attempts. The 2nd and 3rd week will pave those better ways for success. LOVERS: it is a slow process. Their hesitations drop them from achievements. They have to be with vigil to access the opinions by events and actions. The favorable trend mag reaches at the long awaited hour. MARRIED PEOPLE: The word ‘Yes’ is not acting properly in their relationships. So much of doubts and mixed trends are crossing in the happy hours. Sometimes they have to lose
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Viruchigam Lord Raaghu is the occupant of your sign. Your intelligence and brilliance will keep you sharp in all your activites. Since the Lord is the occupant of 6th House, enemity and litigation will rise with your surrounding people. Lord Kethu and Lord Mars occupy the 7th House. This will cause you a sort of difference of opinion with your nearest. The counterpart will be with tackling trend of your claims. A shadow is falling on your trading and usual affairs. Be cautious in all your actions this month. FOR CHILDREN AND LADIES AT HOME: They cannot get full satisfaction in their doings. This month will be below normal. Children will be very dull and lazy. STUDENTS: This month will be showing below the usual in progress. They have to work hard and prepare steadily for this month. PROFESSIONALS AND BUSINESS PEOPLE: The placement of Lord Sun in Mithuna sign and the grace of Lord Jupiter to Simmam sign will work out properly to give them the expected result. LOVERS: It is not a good signal that crosses them now. Unnecessary misunderstanding will prevail. They can expect good scope later. MARRIED PEOPLE: Some kind of dreamy or imaginary scenes will cross them. To an extent of supernatural thoughts will lead them to clear their opinions with their life mate. Feeling of illusion and decisions to go to effective Temples will be formed in their heart of heart. This uneasiness will extend till the first week of August. Nothing to worry everything will be alright. UNFAVOURABLE DAYS: 4th and 5th of July.

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CHILDREN AND WOMEN AT HOME: They will be carrying out their works properly. On a rare occasion, the fear or anger will burst. In common this month will pass with pleasure. STUDENTS: Lord Mercury very graciously looks the House of educations. It is the time to show all their ability for their progress. FOR BUSINESS PEOPLE AND PROFESSIONALS: The first week will be normal, and then their efforts will be gained with progress and profit. Their new planning will have good strength. They can proceed for betterment. LOVERS: Lord Venus is with Lord Sun and the Astangatha happens at Mithuna. It is a time to drag. Prolonged waiting will disappoint them. Next month will be batter. MARRIED PEOPLE: A gloomy atmosphere and the loneliness will come. On Fridays they have to worship Navagraha deities particularly Lord Venus. Confusions and challenges in executing the affairs will cause disturbance in peace. This month will be below normal. They can manage all the other necessities for home needs. The health will also be weak for both the partners. UNFAVOURABLE DAYS: 6th and 7th of July.

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Magaram Since the House of profession “Thulam” is well graced by Lord Jupiter, your progress and proposals are reaching to the desired way. Your hard work and the trend of sacrificing the moods and pleasures will be rewarded with profits in your duties. Lord of your sign is going to reach sign Thulam by the end of this year and that will be giving you fortune. People in your society will honor you for your achievements. CHILDREN AND WOMEN AT HOME: All are set for nothing of any critical scenes. It will be trouble free moments from the second week of July. Even though the behavior of the children will be little bit different, they will adjust with elders. STUDENTS: Lord Mercury shows the grace of intelligence they can cover good lot of portions and will get good progress. BUSINESS PERSONS AND PROFESSIONALS: As per Their plans and expectations the events will occur step by step. But unexpected expenditures and over expenses are unavoidable.
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Dhanur Some kind of new happening or excitement will be occurring. It may be to the welfare on trouble and it can be judged on occurrence. Any way you have to be vigilant. An evil eye or attack of Black magic also threatens the situation. In profession to a condition of lackness is found. Deal the matters with scrutiny. On all these formula, the gain and the satisfaction will reach. Lord Jupiter too, shows grace for your progress.

LOVERS: The beginning of the month will not be good. It has started with disturbance. Even to the extent of misunderstandings the matters could have gone. But it will be subsided shortly. MARRIED PEOPLE: From the dark side to light, the behaviours will be settling to the smooth landing. Even the health point and peace of mind were not proper during the end of last month and the fist of week this month. It will turn normal Lord Venus is association with Lord Sun rendered uneasiness which continues till the 3rd week of July. Other matters like management and controlling the domestic matters are in a better way. UNFAVOURABLE DAYS: 8th 9th and 10th of July.

of July. It seems there can be some medical problems. Both of them should have sufficient vitamins in food. UNFAVOURABLE DAYS: 8th and 9th of July.

Pisces
Meenam Within the family, a sense of discomfort and unadjustability will be there. In finance matters also the sources will behave differently. So the plans and programs will be getting delays. Tricky main works in some cases are likely to be adopted by you. Lord Venus with Lord Sun will cause a deficiency in your strength. You have to use green Vegetables and needed vitamins for the health. Displeasure will cause with your dearest. CHILDREN AND WOMEN AT HOME: With much care and effort only the monthly duties will be done by them. Children will be confectioned with their activities. Necessary guidance and advices are needed to keep them happy. STUDENTS: So much they are trying to stock in brain. But the preparations are varied time to time. Make an exact portion syllabus and keep the answers ready to reveal in Exam. PROFESSIONALS AND BUSINESS MEN: Lord Sun will support them and guide preferably on Sundays and dates 1, 10, 19 and 28th of this month. Chances are bright for more profit accumulations. LOVERS: In all their attempts and processes they will be finding discomfort. The reactions will not be proper from the counterpart. This month, especially 1st and 2nd weeks are not good. MARRIED PEOPLE: They have to give extra care. In common other needs for domestic and office purposes are going on their way; only the affairs with spouse will be seen with unadjustability. Next month from the end of this month may have the needed changes. UNFAVORABLE DAYS: 10th and 11th of July.

Aquarius

Kumbam This month, you will be with challenges in all corners. Certain things will be against your expectation. To an extent of failures the things will be happening. In your belongings and vehicles you will be doing additional expenses. Property litigation will also be rising. Job and business will be on their progressing way. WOMEN AND CHILDREN AT HOME: They will be finding disappointments and the anger will project on that account. The children will not be satisfied with their grants. They will be adamant to get their needs. Elders should keep them nicely without scolding. STUDENTS: A trend of slow nature prevails in their preparations. Even in their institutions, the programs are delayed. They have to use the time with intelligence and keep what the subjects they are intact and which they should revise once again. BUSINESS PERSONS AND PROFESSIONALS: Something is brewing in for supremacy. The trend will be continued to keep them comfortably up to December 2011. LOVERS: Some kind of ill health and weakness prevail. The close contact is getting a looser condition. This is as per time and circumstance. During the 3rd and 4th week of July that will be relieved. MARRIED PEOPLE: The first two weeks, their close contacts will be disturbed. The health point is also weaker for both. Regarding other maintenance, there is nothing to worry. Care their spouse for the better way in this month
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First of all deities of the family are worshipped in order to invoke their blessings. The sister performs aarti of her brother, applies tilak on his forehead and ties Rakhi, the sacred thread to his wrist while chanting holy verses- “Yena baddho Balee raajaa daanavendro mahaabalah tena twaam anubadhnaami rakshe maa chala maa chala”. This mantra means, “Similar to the rakhi tied to the mighty demon king, Bali, I am tying one on your wrist. Rakhi please do not abate but stay firm and determined”.

akhi 2011-The festivals of India portray celebration of relationships, their belongingness and oneness. A very special festival Raksha Bandhan is the celebration of a special bond between a sister and a brother. This festival, therefore, epitomizes love, affection and feeling of brotherhood. This Year Rakhi / Raksha Bandhan celebrates on Raksha Bandhan as the name suggests, signifies a bond of protection that is derived from raksha meaning protection and bandhan meaning bound. On this day of Shravan Purnima (full moon day of shravan month), sisters tie Rakhi, a sacred amulet made up of silky threads matted together in an appealing style and festooned with beads on their brothers’ wrist. It is a way of praying for their brothers’ good health, wealth, happiness and success. The brothers, likewise, promise to protect their sisters from danger or evil and also give them a token gift. This practice fortifies their protective bond against all ills and odds. Traditional celebration of the festival starts at the daybreak. The rakhis and the sweets are bought and prepared generally before the Purnima. As per the tradition the family members get ready for the rituals early. They take a bath to purify mind and body before starting any preparations. The sisters prepare the thali for the pooja. It contains the rakhis, kumkum powder, rice grains, diya (an earthern or a metal lamp used for worshiping), incense sticks and sweets.

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Another verse that finds its place during the ritual is the one in Punjabi- “Suraj shakhan chhodian, Mooli chhodia beej Behen ne rakhi bandhi / Bhai tu chir jug jee”. This one means, “The sun spreads out its sunlight, the radish spreads its seeds, your sister is tying the rakhi to you, dear brother may you live long.” The sister then offers sweets to his brother and the brother in turn blesses the sister and vows to take care of her and stand by her through thick and thin. The brother also gives a gift to her as a token of his acknowledgement, love and affection. Nowhere other than India such extraordinary festival marking celebration of brother- sister relationship is celebrated with fervor, devotion and zeal. This practice followed by almost every Indian has been into the existence from past so many centuries. The rich Indian Mythology provides different religious reasons to celebrate the day. This festival finds a mention in most of the epics and its origin can be traced back to Hindu folklore. It is said that Yamuna, the sister of Yama, the lord of death used to tie rakhi to his brother’s wrist on every Shravan Purnima. The legend says that once Indra, the Pauranic King of the Heavens, while warring with the Demon King Bali was confronted with reverses. Humbled, he sought after the advice of Brihaspati, the Guru of the Gods. On the auspicious occasion of Shravan Poornima, Indrani, the wife of Indra, tied talisman popularly known as Raksha on Indra’s wrist. Consequently, Indra bested King Bali and re-established sovereignty over his celestial abode. This signifies that Rakhi has been an un-maligned prayer for goodwill and protection. It symbolizes values that embody various relationships even encompassing sibling relations. That is, it personifies that raksha bandhan is not only meant for siblings, but for safety of any loved one. It could be tied by wife, a daughter or mother. The main primordial occurrence refers to the invasion of Alexander the Great during 300 B.C. It is said that Puru was a mighty Indian king. Alexander of Macedonia had to face a great resistance from him. Worried about her husband’s safety, Alexander’s wife seeked audience with King Puru. She requested him to accept her as his sister. Puru obliged her and promised not to harm Alexander. And when the opportunity came during the war, he refrained from Alexander. The Rakhi on Puru’s hand is said to be the savior of Alexander. During the medieval era,

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(Extract from Swamiji’s Satsang ) Om Namashivaya!! I know that when I talk about meditation you expect me to tell you how to sit in a certain position and you want me to give you complicated breathing techniques. I am a simple man. I just like to encourage you to first spiritualize your day from waking to sleeping. I like you to always be working on yourself to make yourself go higher and higher in an inner sense. I also like to encourage devotees to do three or four short meditations a day when they feel ready to start formal meditation. Sit for fifteen minutes in your shrine or make a special place for meditation. Sit in a way that is comfortable for your body or carefully train it (without strain) to adopt a traditional meditation posture such as the half-lotus, if you wish. Now you should cut off mentally from all that is going on outside you. I am not saying that you have to search for a silent place to meditate. I know you will use this as an excuse not to meditate. Realize that the silent place you are searching for is already there inside you. You have to go there. When you sit, observe the restlessness of the mind! Why does your mind run from one subject to another? This is because it has been involved for so long in the matters of the material world. There are many memories in your mind disturbing you. Let the mind run for a month. Let it become exhausted. Observe what it does. Having watched its ways and studied them you are better armed to control and reduce their hold over you. Be self-confident and trust in yourself that what you are doing is correct. Have faith in the words and ways of your teacher. Try to increase your devotion to the Divine and pray that you may come closer and closer to that great energy through your meditation. Detach the mind from externals. It is more difficult, however, to cut off from what is going on internally. You see, the mind is normally absorbed in thoughts, but only mildly. You are not always aware of it, but the mind is constantly at work. When you see any object, person, scene or event, the thought process is going on in connection with that subject. Then, when you first sit for meditation, you recall to mind experiences and impressions with a disturbing sharpness. Do not think this is wrong. It is natural in the beginning. Suddenly you may find your mind really concentrating on what you want for dinner. At least you are practising being mindful. You are thinking of only one subject, which is a vast improvement on rapidly jumping from one subject to another! Every action can be a meditation. You should understand that the body can be active and yet you can fully involve and immerse the mind in Divinity. If you sit and close your eyes you should not allow your mind to wander outside. Keep your mind inside and, after some practice, you will slowly realize the best way for you to meditate. Train yourself to end thought. When the mind asks what it wants for dinner put a meal timetable in front of it. Then ask it what it wants to know next. The mind will start to feel ashamed because it only wants to know about food when it is supposed to be meditating. Warn the mind not to think about these unnecessary matters. Suddenly a really disturbing sound comes from outside! Children are shouting and playing loudly outside. What! You have just brought the wandering mind under control and now this awful noise comes to disturb it again. Firmly tell the mind, “You have listened to all sorts of rubbish and gossip all these years. Ignore the shouting! After all they are only pure-hearted children enjoying themselves. It doesn’t matter.” Again the mind settles down and becomes calm and then....It is early morning and the jasmine flowers in the gardens suddenly burst into bloom sending sweet smells to the nose. The nose becomes lost in the lovely fragrance and the mind follows because it enjoys such a nice perfume....... How, practically, can you overcome the various obstacles that appear to disturb your concentration? First, be aware of your external environment and then slowly mentally close off from it. Shut out the externals one by one. You can work out a little routine which suits what disturbs you in particular. Second, think of your body - your hands, arms, torso, legs, etc. Third, come to rest your thought in the mind, concentrating on a place (such as between the eyebrows) or on the heart. Fourth, restrain your mind from running away from your chosen place. Always bring your concentration back to your chosen place. Fifth, the mind will gradually become still. Rest in that stillness and become one with it. Now you are there you can touch the Divine. Do not hurry. Achieve these stages little by little. Do short but regular practice. The mind constantly involves itself in worldly matters and objects of desire. The best exercise is to train it. Establish the mind in something much loftier than the world. Keep a symbol of Divinity always in your thoughts. This can be a form of God or a quality such as pure love or compassion. Some people have much devotion for their spiritual master. They keep the form of the master in mind. That is also good. The main point of this exercise is that you should lose your awareness of your mundane ego-self and replace those thoughts with purer and higher ones.

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longings but only in a spiritual or religious way. Try to turn away from the sense gratifications that lead you off the spiritual path. The demands of the senses reduce your capacity to meditate and control your mind. I advise you to practise self-enquiry alone. Try not to discuss your inner practice with others. This is a secret matter. Your senses may be a little crazy and wild. They do not benefit from being discussed in company. Deal with them secretly and sincerely. This will lead you to true self-knowledge and you will build up your self-confidence. In spirituality it is better not to discuss innermost things even with your life partner. It is good, however, to discuss them with your spiritual master and follow his advice. That is why I advise you not to read too many philosophical books because different writers and teachers follow their own personal methods. I encourage you to study yourself by yourself. I want you to know how your senses work and then work out how you are going to deal with them with your master. You can then calmly follow your inner way individually and steadily. Mature yourself naturally to a high level. It is not possible to do this if you do not yet understand your feelings and reactions to different life situations. Nearly everyone enjoys the senses for selfish reasons and personal enjoyment. I suggest that you try to turn your individual tendencies to common use by giving some kind of service to others. Your master knows your character better than you do. He or she can definitely guide you towards the correct service activity that is most suited to you. I advise you not to try self-enquiry and meditation if you are very upset or angry. Leave it a little while. If you do anything when you are full of emotion and tension I can guarantee that nothing will work out well. The secret here is to calm down and wait until your over-emotional feelings settle down. You cannot see anything clearly when the mind is disturbed. If you try to reason at these times you will make a mistake and you may get very badly hurt. Let the mind race around and watch it. The mind will dash all over the place wildly and then it will get exhausted and sadly let go of running. After you can analyze what happened to you and how to prevent it happening again. None of you is at a low level. Each of you has come to a higher stage. It is not good to depress yourself by thinking you are at a low spiritual level. Each of you is capable of progressing a great distance in this life. Do not think you are inferior. Small problems upset you and you feel you are not progressing. Please get rid of these thoughts. They are hindrances to your progression. Doubts bring you down. You are reaching for the heights so why should you come down? Go on higher. Go up. If you go up you will then fear that you will fall down. At that time of doubt during your meditation you release your hold and you fall. That is why I tell you to have faith, hold on and go up. I will be there to take you farther and farther. When the mind is still, one may begin to experience divine music, inner light or ambrosial tastes within. I do not know the tastes of the world. I only know the taste of God. I am happy with that. I have no problems at all. I want you to reach this stage through your meditation. If I am within you and you keep me within your mind and heart then your meditation will flourish quickly. Om Shanthi

It is not really at all difficult to control your mind. The main question is, are you ready? You must be ready to know your mind. Ask yourself at a very deep level, “Am I truly ready to control my mind?” Touch your heart and ask yourself this question. Affirm to yourself that you are ready to undertake the spiritual path. Take hold of your heart in a spiritual sense. Do it sincerely, not merely on the surface. Go down deep within your heart and say, “Now I am ready to walk the spiritual way.” If you really do that you will find that your entire mind will transform. Feel, feel, feel this important vow way down inside your soul. Only in a strong state of emotion does the mind join the Self. Don’t bind to anything outside you. Bind yourself to your Self - your true reality. If you want to seriously meditate slowly disentangle yourself from the web of the world. Slowly let go of worldliness, money, sex - all these take you away from the higher level of life. I wish to push every one of you higher. I do not want just to tell you beautiful words to make you meditate. I do not want to pamper you. Nothing permanent can come from pampering. That will not make you want to see the truth. Then I will have to dance to your tune in order to please you. If you are sure you want to meditate, you must dance to the divine tune. The worldly and the spiritual dances are different. If you are ready to dance the spiritual dance I will come and dance with you personally! Don’t get scared saying the ground is uneven and you cannot dance to the divine tune. You always find excuses because you are frightened. Don’t be frightened to go into deep meditation. When one is able to sufficiently still the thoughts, the awareness of ‘I’ seems to diminish. This is not an illusion. It is natural for these kind of things to happen when a person leads a life of regular meditation. It is always good if this happens. It is good that there is a reduction of ‘I’. There may be fears accompanying this feeling. However, you need not fear. It is a benefit. I always stress that you need self-confidence to meditate. Do not compare yourself with others. Each one is at a different level. The senses speak differently to each person. Your senses are completely individual and do not resemble those of another. Take notes on your own five senses and find out what are your tendencies and preferences. Try to satisfy the senses to stop their

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Malefic Sun – Reason & Prevention In Vedic Astrology, Sun has great significance and occupies the central place amongst the Navagrahas. If sun is malefic in the kundali and one is badly affected by the karkatawas of Sun likeheart problems, eye diseases, stomach diseases, Bones diseases, loss of position etc, then one must donate Jaggery, Wheat, Red colored Copper and perform Yagya Homas which are considered auspicious. Sun is incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Sacred Harivansh Purana describes that by reading Harivansh Purana, the malefic effect of sun are removed. According to Lal Kitab One, who has strong Sun in Kundali, eats less salt. In other words – a person takes more salt in food whose Sun is weak in birth chart. Generally, Sun is regarded inauspicious in seventh house. The reason behind this theory is that, in kalpurush kundali Libra Rashi falls in seventh house. Libra is the sign where Sun gets debilitated. If one suffers due to Sun’s position in Seventh house some remedies should be performed to cast off the malefic effects caused by it. One should sprinkle milk over the fire on which the meal for the night is cooked to make the fire lit off.

The main idea behind this remedy suggests that Sun has fire which could be calm down by the help of its friend Moon in form of sprinkling milk. The other remedy is which is suggested by Lal Kitab that one must consume sweets first, and then drink water. As according to it Mars is associated with sweet honey. The use of water and sweet, which is mentioned above signifies that one may take help of Moon and Mars who are Sun’s friends as remedial measures to cast away the negative influences caused by malefic Sun placed in seventh house. If malefic Sun is placed in tenth house (profession house), One’s career and profession gets affected. In that case – cast a copper coin in flowing water as it removes doshas of malefic Sun. This remedy again emphasizes the principle to donate metal which is associated with the inauspicious planet. Copper and gold metals associate with Sun. Immersing a thing into the flowing water signifies immersing our sorrows & miseries in the water and flow them away. If Sun and Saturn join together in the seventh house of kundali , spouse health gets affected , in that case donation of Jawar equal to weight of the native shall be beneficial. In other situation, if Sun & Saturn are placed together in a sign and strong Sun combusts Saturn and its karkatwas – like house, business etcin that case donation of the articles of Sun like – wheat, gold, copper, jaggery (Gud) shall give relief. But in contrast to this, if Sun becomes weak due its association with Saturn and Sun’s Karakatwas like promotion, health, position, prestige, gold are affected, in that case donation of Saturn articles like – Iron, Oil, almonds is auspicious. Association of Sun & Rahu in the Kundali, eclipses the Sun and destroys karkatawas of Sun. In that case, inauspicious can be removed by immersing Rahu’s articles like coal, mustard in the flowing water. For more help and clarification call Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar immediately @ 408 829 7780( in USA) 001- 408-829-7780 from India

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Imagine what the world would be without the trees? Trees have always been considered sacred in all the religions. In the Upnishads and Vedas there are instances of people worshipping trees. Even the God and goddesses have high regards for the trees. Among all the trees the PEEPAL tree holds a very important place and even today is worshipped throughout the country. In ancient times trees were the only means to fulfil all the entire needs of humans. But in today’s materialistic world, when people want to have all the comforts and have made the concrete houses for themselves with all the facilities attached, the trees are loosing respect and honour. One should not forget the role of trees in the life. We can not abandon nature, the trees, the vegetation, and the flora and fauna because we require them for our sustenance, they are our saviour.

medicine works and the person is about to die. In this condition without telling anyone(Secrecy should be maintained) take two twigs of peepal tree (of 4 fingers length) peel them with a knife and put these twigs near the ears of the patient of both sides, keep holding them tightly, because the poison in patient’s body pulls the Jadi and Jadi Pulls the poison. If the hold is not tight the Jadi may go inside the skin or in the ear of the patient and with the mere touch of Jadi the patient will start crying. When all the poison is sucked by the Jadi it stops working. Peepal Jadi can be kept for long by drying it up in the sun light and can be used in the time of need. Anything which is endowed with good qualities is respected. Take for example - a tulsi plant . This small plant is not only the storehouse of so many medicinal properties but is capable to cast away the negative energy also. That is the reason every house grows a Tulsi plant and worship it with devotion everyday. Peepal is a big tree and can’t be grown in the house but this is sure that the roots, wood ,branches ,twigs, green leaves, dry leaves, every part of the tree is useful and helps to cure one or the other diseases. How Peepal tree works for different kinds of diseases? Jaundice- Cut the soft twigs of Peepal tree into thin shapes like a pencil and make a garland. Give this garland to wear to the jaundice patient. Within a week the jaundice cures completely. Night blindness or Ratondhi- Many people can not see in the night. Their vision starts blurring as the dusk takes over. But wait- Peepal can cure night blindness. Just take a twig of of peepal tree and with cow urine make a paste by rubbing it on the stone. Apply this paste 2 to 4 days in the eyes, the patient will feel relief. The fever caused by Malaria is also cured by chewing the wood of the tree regularly. Ear pain and deafness- Squeeze some fresh green leaves of Peepal tree, take out the juice and put it in the aching ear. The patient will get the instant relief. If applied regularly the deafness is also cured. Cough and asthma-Churn the dry leaves of Peepal tree. Sieve the powder into a thin cloth. Consume 5gm of this powder with honey every morning empty stomach. You will find the complete cure of cough and asthma. Infertility and impotency- Even the fruit of this tree has wonderful property to cure infertility in ladies and impotency in men. The fruits should be dried up in the sun. Make powder by churning the dried fruits and sieve. Consume 5gm of this powder with 250 gm of milk everyday. Irregular menstrual cycle- The ladies who are suffering with menstrual disorder and other related diseases must consume this powder with milk after the delivery. Cold and headache- By chewing the fresh green leaves of Peepal tree the patient feels instant relief in headache and if taken 3 to 4 days regularly cold is also completely cured.

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Importance of Peepal Tree and its Medicinal benefits In this article we will throw light how Peepal tree is so important to us and about its Medicinal properties. The four trees –Peepal, Gooler, Banyan, and Pakad are called to be the storehouse of Sun’s rays. The wood of these trees is considered very auspicious for Havans in Indian scriptures. Peepal tree has been given the prime importance among all these trees and worshipped even today. The reason is right from the root to its leaves; the tree contains the medicinal values and cures many diseases. That was the reason our ancient sages recognized the importance of this tree and declared- “Peepal tree is the abode of Gods and Goddesses” the tree should never be harmed as our Trinity – Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh make their home on this sacred tree. In Bhagvad Gita, Lord Krishana called Peepal tree his own image- “Ashvathah Sarvvrikshanam”. The medicinal values of Peepal tree 1- If the leaves of the tree boiled with oil for some time and applied on the wound , the wound heals very fast. 2- The bark of Peepal tree is used for boils and acne. 3- The most important value of this wonderful tree is that , a person dying with snake bite can be cured and can get life. 4- In the villages, the villagers get all the information about the snake, its size, its species, place and reason of biting with the wood of this tree. They call it ‘Peepal Jadi. 5- Peepal Jadi works wonderfully in the situation when a person is bitten by the snake and poison spreads all over his body, no

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Donation of following 10 articles during ‘Pitra Paksha’ comes under ‘Mahadaan’. Ancestors get pleased if these articles are offered and donated by the person doing Shradhakarma. Please make sure you ONLY donate the following to a Temple built with Atharva Vedic Agama( condition) to get the fullest benefits. Simply visiting your local temple and donating any of the following WILL NOT help you properly. There is only one Temple in the North America built with Atharva Vedic Agama/ Conditions. The address of the Temple is Hindu Temple of Ohio, 2222, Olive Road, Dayton, OH- 45426. E-mail: avtemple@aol.com and the Toll Free number is 1-888-808 1418. 1. Donate cow (Gow Daan) - The first and foremost article among the ten ‘Mahadaan’ in Pitra Paksha is Cow. 2. Donate Land (Bhumi Daan)- If ‘Shradhkarta’ can afford to donate land then he should donate a small piece of land to a needy poor person. If it is not possible then he should take a small lump of clay, keep it in a thali. Take Sanklap and donate it to a Brahmin along with ‘Dakshina’. 3. Donate Seasame (Til Daan)- Black Seasame seeds are considered auspicious for donation in Pitra paksha. 4. Donate Gold (Swarn Daan)- If one can not afford gold for

donation, then Dakshina should be donated to a Brahmin. 5. Donate Ghee (Ghrit Daan)- Ghee made of Cow milk should be donated in a vessel. 6. Donate Clothes (Vastra Daan)- Two main clothes and two under clothes which are not torn and used one, better if the clothes are new should be donated to a Brahmin. 7. Donate Cereals (Dhaany Daan)- Wheat, Rice and other cereals should be donated after taking a Sanklap. 8. Donate Jaggery (Gud Daan)- Donation of jaggery in Pitrapaksha is also auspicious. 9. Donate Silver (Rajat Daan)- Ancestors bless their successors if they donate Silver in Pitra Paksha. 10. Donate Salt( Lavan) - Ancestors get satisfied if salt is donated in Pitrapaksha. After offering food and donation to a temple built on Atharava Vedic Agama( In the USA the only temple located is Hindu Temple of Ohio in Dayton, OH. Phone # Toll Free 1-888-808 1418) then chant the following mantra 108 times :Yasya Smirtya cha Namoktaya TapoyagyaKriyadishu, Newnam Sampurntam Yati Sadhyo Vande Tamchayutam If you need more help or understanding call the Pundit Ji in the Temple. Also the Pundits will come to your home wherever you live in the nation to take care of your Pitra Paksha needs including any spiritual needs.

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Letters to Swamiji
Vasnani Radhe, Rosewood, IL Though Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar appears to be a very ordinary humanbeing; He is actually a great sage, with great divine power. In very few years from now, the world will realize Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar’s divinity. We are indeed very fortunate to have Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar in our midst. My heart felt thanks to the Karma magazine, which introduced Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar to me and to my faily. Ritheesh Ranga, Columbus, OH I am not qualified enough to speak of Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar. It is indeed a boon conferred by God to me when I was in a great distress. His spiritual healing power is fantastic. So to say, I have a new life only after the consultation and the Atharva Vedic spiritual healings from Swamiji. My whole life is indebted to him. Roy Hernandez, Fairfax, VA. I wanted to meet Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar for a long time, having heard about his selfless activities for social up liftment through the holy magazine Karma. I am happy that I got the opportunity at least now to acquire his grace. I have made up my mind from last month, to be at the Hindu Temple of Ohio on every Poornima days till my life. Vasudha Chakravarthy, Los Angeles, CA Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar ‘s absolute love for people transcending barriers of nation, religion, creed or gender acts as a soothing agent especially in today’s conflict ridden world. We have faith that he is with us wherever we go and guide us to a happy life. Through his grace, we have solved all the business related problems. We are happy that we got the opportunity to come to Hindu Temple of Ohio, meet Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar, his love, and blessings. My thanks and pranams to him and the wonderful magazine Karma. Richard Shivadas, Ontario, Canada. We felt an instantaneous affinity with Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar the moment we met him. One feels an instant peace in his presence. He presents himself uninhibitedly, lovingly and individually to the thousands of people who come for his blessings. His knowledge of Atharva Veda, Vedic Astrology and Atharva Veda yaksha Yakshini Devathas is vast. Only because of his whole hearted blessings I am leading the human life. Only his spiritual poswers brought me out from the bad habits I had. Thanks much for him and the fantastic magazine Karma. Bhuvaneswari Kancharla, Clarkdale, AZ. We loved being around him and his followers, felt spiritually uplifted, enjoyed his unique, uninhibited, loving approach towards us. We are overwhelmed by his loving kindness and gracious hospitality. We are able to feel his presence wherever and whenever we meditate on him. Only because of his blessings I got married and leading a peaceful family life. Thanks and pranams to his lotus feet. Chandra Persaud, Bridgeport, CT Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar is the limitless impartial sky of love that appears the same to anyone from whatever is the direction. The moon that never wanes, the fire that continues to hold its flaming head high despite arguments raised by half baked explorers. He is absolutely unaffected by praise or criticism. His love flows purely and naturally without the least tinge of any affectation. Only because of his kind, affectionate and highly sophisticated Atharva Vedic Spiritual healings my son is doing very well in his studies. Thanks for making my son a good son. Devadatta Chatterjee, Atlantic Beach, FL. Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar’s in-depth knowledge about everything is really astounding. How does he find time for all this? How much of information he has ! He talks about philosophy as well as psychology with the same gusto. This is really a refreshingly different kind of spirituality. Religions preach that there in God’s eyes all are equal. I am really happy that Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar is doing a great service to the entire human race through his lovely magazine Karma. Viswa Prema Das, Honolulu, HI I am a follower of Swami Vivekananda. Like Vivekananda, Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar has the magnetic power that captivates the youth. Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar’s discourses are a boon, especially for the youth to live the life the way it ought to be lived. It feels good to see Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar investing a lot of extra care in this area. The festive atmosphere in Hindu Temple of Ohio with everyday happenings like Bhajans, Poojas, discourses and free food distribution transport one back to the golden ages of the past. It is obvious that there is no business motive attached to these. I admire his service and I keep him equal to Swami Vivekananda. Priya Ranjan Patel, Fairhaven, MA Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar is really great. It is difficult to imagine how he is able to hold the attention of so many hearts in single minded concentration every single day. It is surprising to observe that in Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar’s presence, people forget their woes and return home in a light mood and happy heart. Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar’s spirituality is very candid, simple, easy and pleasant to comprehend and that is the secret of its magnetic pull. In today’s world where one cannot satisfy one’s employees with any amount of pay, it is really refreshing to note that the force serving Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar’s mission works throughout the day with whole hearted enthusiasm for just one smile or a glance from Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar. Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar has made everybody realize that Spirituality and selfless Service are what divinity is all about.

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Mr. Xavier Antony AL, USA Revered Siddhar, I have no words to explain the power of your mantras. You have saved me and my family from suicide. We had an idea to commit suicide because the debts. You showed me the best ways to come out of the debts. Once again thanks to you and your fantastic magazine Karma Ms.Shivani Anjalika TN, USA Swamiji came to you to bring up my downtrodden business. You guided me in the proper way and, only because of that guidelines, my business is going upwards. You please be the consultant to the company and give your esteemed ideas to grow more and more. Namaskars and thanks Swamiji. Ms.Shiva Priya Tadani Phoenix, AZ Siddharji, after reading the wonderful magazine Karma , I have approached you to solve my family problems. You found that the problems are due to the evilness of planets and you removed the evilness of the planets in my horoscope and blessed me with a wonderful life. I dedicate my life time for your divine services. Pranams and Namaskars. Mr. Albert Vetrivelan Colombo, Sri Lanka Swamiji, I came to know about you and your wonderful magazine only through the website. I approached you through phone to clear the black magic on my family. You did a great ritual based on Atharva Veda and removed the black magic. Now we are very happy. Nanriyudan Vanakkangal Ayya. Please come and bless our home at Sri Lanka. Mr. H.P.Shingania, Indianapolis, IN, USA Swamiji, I came to this country along with my wife. We both had jobs but in different cities. Even though we were married, we had to live as bachelors. We had much confusion in our life. We approached your good self to fix these problems. You fixed the problems in a wonderful way with your Atharva Veda Thantric rituals. Now we are leading a peaceful and wonderful life. I thank you and your magazine for making my life as the best.. Ms. Karna Malhothra, Chicago, IL, USA Swamiji I came to you after browsing the website of the beautiful magazine Karma. I consulted you to solve the marriage problems of my daughter and followed your advice. Due to that, my daughter’s marriage went on successfully. She is leading a happy family life. I humbly submit the pranams of my entire family to Swamiji Sri Siddhar. Ms.Ritu Johar, Columbus, OH, USA Swamiji, I am an ardent devotee of Sri.Durga Mata. I came to know about you through the magazine Karma. I came to you for the peace in my family and development in my business. After taking part in the rituals, I am very happy now. My family life and business are very smooth. I am seeing Sri.Durga Matha in your shape. I humbly submit my pranams to you.

Ms. Maya Jayalani, Palm Springs, CA, USA Swamiji I have no words to explain your power. After reading the magazine Karma, I approached you to bring out my son from drug addiction. You brought my son out from his drug addiction. Even though I am a Muslim, I keep your photo in my house and worship it daily. Thanks and Salaams Swamiji Ms. Jayadurga Das, Colorado Springs, CO, USA I am a Vedic Scholar and I have gone through vigorous training under eminent Gurus. On the first sight itself, I understood that you are a wonderful blessed personality. As I am older, I bless you and as a devotee, I seek blessing from you Swamiji. Mr.Gary H Fernley, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe I am a German. I have read a little bit of Vedas. Only after your meeting at Swiss, I am able to think more clearly. Thanks for giving me a wonderful vision. Please expand your magazine circle to my country also to enlighten more and more people. Mr.Babu Nair, Dubai, UAE Siddhar Namboodhri , I have no words to explain the power of your mantras. You have saved me and my family from suicide. We had an idea to commit suicide because the debts. You showed me the best ways to come out of the debts. Once again thanks to you and your fantastic magazine Karma. Ms. Shivani Anjalika ,Alpharetta, GA, USA Swamiji came to you to bring up my downtrodden business. You guided me in the proper way and, only because of that guidelines, my business is going upwards. You please be the consultant to the company and give your esteemed ideas to grow more and more. Namaskars and thanks Swamiji. Ms. Shiva Priya, Wheeling, IL, USA Siddharji, after reading the wonderful magazine I approached you to solve my family problems. You found that the problems are due to the evilness of planets and you removed the evilness of the planets in my horoscope and blessed me with a wonderful life. I dedicate my life time for your divine services. Pranams and Namaskars.

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garlic, onion, fenugreek, milk and cottage cheese in their diet. Zodiac Sign – CANCER Master – Moon: Gender – Female: Element – Water: Nature – Variable The Cancerians are quiet nature and sincere. They mostly suffers by digestive, body fat, chest pain, early fatigue and cough. They should include, kidney beans, rice, sups, herbal tea, backed vegetables, cottage cheese and cucumber in their diet. Zodiac Sign – LEO Master – Sun: Gender – Male: Element – Fire: Nature – Stable The Leo’s are very energetic and majestic nature. This zodiac sign mostly effects eyes, heart, head and bone and they suffers from gall problems. They should include coriander and garlic in diet. Zodiac Sign – VIRGO Master – Mercury: Gender – Female; Element – Earth; Nature – Dual Nature The Virgo Zodiac sign represents the intelligence. If the person is less educated, even then they are intelligent and systematic. These people are choosing different kind of works which are not common.This Zodiac sign is having problems related to gall and cough. Because they are having week intestine, they should include more fiber in their diet. Zodiac Sign – LIBRA Master – Venus; Gender – Male: Element – Air: Nature – Variable The person with this Zodiac sign are very neat and clean and follow the latest fashion trend. They are magnificent by nature and likes exercise; they cannot take any decision. They mostly suffers from liver and gastric problems. They should have balanced diet. Zodiac Sign – SCORPIO Master – Mars: Gender – Female; Element – Water: Nature – Stable

Scorpions are likely monotonous nature and because they like easy life they do not looking rigorous routine. This Zodiac sign effects breeding organs. They suffers from gall related problems, so they must have a balanced diet. Zodiac Sign – SAGITTARIUS Master – Jupiter:Gender – Male: Element – Fire:Nature – Variable The Sanitarians are liking progress and seeking freedom. This Zodiac sign effects the parts of waist. They face cough problems and likes tasty food very much. They should take milk and milk products. They should go for morning and evening walk and little bit of exercise is good for them. Zodiac Sign – CAPRICORN Master – Saturn; Gender – Female: Element – Earth: Nature – Variable The Capricorn’s are having gastric and gall trends. They are very punctual but very careless about there diet. In their diet, they should include fresh and plane curd, grams, yellow rice, plane chapati, green vegetables, garlic, salad , fresh fruits with citrus. Zodiac Sign – AQUARIUS Master – Saturn: Gender – Male: Element – Air: Nature – Stable Antiquarians are very magnificent. They are uncertain about their diet. They are soon infected from nervous system. They get effected by gastric problems. These people should include curd, milk and porridge; milk should be skimmed. Zodiac Sign – PISCES Master – Jupiter: Gender – Female: Element – Water: Nature – Dual Nature People with this zodiac sign are dreaming big and also fulfilling their dreams. They live in their own world. These people are basically lazy and trying to stay away from the rigid life. They are suffering from cough and liking the traditional food.

there are twelve zodiac signs and all signs are having there own different element and nature from other. If we take diet according to our Zodiac Sign, we can become healthier and can use maximum strength to get successful. Zodiac Sign – ARIES Master – Mars: Gender – Male: Element – Fire: Nature – Variable Aries people are courageous and full of energy, but they have lack of patience. They get relaxed by head massage, in case of headache. They like tasty and spicy food. The People with this zodiac sign should have sour food. Zodiac Sign – TAURUS Master – Venus: Gender – Female: Element – Air: Nature – Dual Nature The people with this Zodiac Sign are very hard worker; sometimes they get angry. More often, they have female child. They very much like tasty food and it draws their attention very quickly. They suffers from gastric and cough problems. They must include more fiber in their diet and avoid high calorie food. Zodiac Sign – GEMINI Master – Mercury: Gender – Male; Element – Air: Nature – Dual Nature The Gemini’s are very ready-witted, humorous and attractive. They do not much bother about food, they can have any available food. They suffers from gastric, gall and cough problems. They should include, soya beans, potatoes, mushrooms,

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styles of cooking flourished depending on culture and locality. Today modern science and ancient natural cure is going hand in hand for healing human lives. As a result, a conscious effort has been made to include Nature into daily human lives. Although the fast food and package food culture have already overpowered the human race, which, to a great extent, are responsible for obesity, heart disease, lethargy, loss of energy and unknown diseases, conscious men are finding ways to lead a healthy life therefore they are accepting the natural way of living. The culture of cooking with herbs is prevalent in Asian countries, mainly China, India, Japan etc, recently France and Germany and many other European countries have taken interest in herbal cooking for healthy benefits. Today, using dry and fresh herbs in cooking is considered a new and healthy style of eating. Herbal cooking allows you to cut down your calories, salt, sugar, and fat without compromising with flavor of the food, and provides

Can you imagine spaghetti without basil? Turkey without sage dressing, a burger without tomatoes and cabbage dressing, pickles without fruits and vegetables, mint… nothing is as fresh, tea without tea powder. There are countless spices which are actually herbs and have medicinal effects on our body i.e. basil, ginger, garlic

Cooking with Herbs
(which is said to cure 59 diseases), tea leaf, cardamom, coriander seeds, chili, chives, cloves, lemon grass, mustard seeds, parsley, tarragon, pepper, mushroom plant, cucumber the list is never ending. All the spices we have been using for adding taste and flavor to our dishes are herbs which have medicinal values. There is no reference given in the history of human civilization about the date and time since when people started using herbs for cooking. Herbs were included in our daily cooking and it formed unintentional food habit influenced by geographical locations and culture of the community. Use of herbs in cooking is as ancient as the concept of cooking, because herbs were never used in cooking for their food value but primarily for adding taste and aroma to the broth. We do need plant seeds, leaves, flower and fruit to spice up our eatables. Actually cooking is not possible without the use of herbs; we use herbs in the form of spices but do not identify them as herbs. There is more than one reason behind the use of spices in cooking, human started using herbs as spices for seasoning his food, to conceal the foul odor and taste of less fresh food, aid to digestion, adding taste and as appetite stimulator. Slowly cooking became an art and an institute and even a means of earning money. Different
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antioxidants which help in fighting diseases like cancer, heart attacks, skin and eye diseases, protects kidney and liver, purifies blood, strengthens nerves and controls the bile in the human body which is very important for physical and mental well-being. Cooking with herbs can instantly make an ordinary meal to an extraordinary treat! Food cooked with herbs is finelooking, wholesome and yummy. Try it to believe it!

worms and our lungs are well protected. It also removes all the available toxins, parasites adequately from our body and cleanses it internally. Garlic: Garlic is also known as a natural antibiotic. This herb is considerably useful for a healthy life as it provides protection to the body against micro-organisms like bacteria and helps us in maintaining a healthy cholesterol level. To prevent cold, a little amount of garlic is sufficient when taken twice a week in/with dinner. It also increases the flow of blood in the whole body and thereby protects the body against heart failures; for this reason alone it is a naturally produced suitable caretaker of our health. Herbs that contain elements capable of providing protection against various ailments belong to the herbs for health category. These herbs when taken as a part of our daily diet help to safeguard our body against different kinds of diseases. In herbal cure the body adequately uses its inner healing powers which are triggered on once favorable conditions are created. The intake of health herbs helps to neutralize the effect of harmful substances that restrict the proper functioning of our body and thereby help us to stay healthy and fit throughout the year. Our nutritional deficiencies are also taken care of by herbs in the form of herbal dietary supplements. Echinacea, Garlic and Aloe Vera are the herbs which are frequently used in herbal supplements. Herbal dietary supplements are considerably valuable to our system for supplying nutrients to the body in ample amount, ascertaining the welfare of our immune system and enhancing memory. Herbsncure.com presents a detailed list of some extensively used herbs along with their respective health benefits in our daily life: Myrobalan: There are three kinds of Myrobalans, viz. Chebulic Myrobalan, Belliric Myrobalan and Emblic Myrobalan. Chebulic Myrobalan takes care of our health through its Astringent, Purgative, Stomachic and Laxative actions. Further on the intake of this herb, our intestines are freed of
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Indian Gooseberry: Gooseberry significantly contributes to our healthcare by acting as an intestine cleanser and blood sugar regulator. Through regular use of this herb our age factor can be properly controlled and also the body can be suitably immunized. This herb relaxes our muscles, helps us in fighting off stress and is also effective in improving sleep. One tablespoon of powdered myrobalan taken daily with 2 sips of water as a last thing before going to bed would transform the glow of your face besides preventing you from “N” number of diseases. White Musale: White Musale is a natural and safe aphrodisiac agent. By

in our day to day meal preparations. Onion: By properly utilizing the medicinal properties of onion blood clotting can be prevented. It also controls blood sugar levels, prevents bodily infection and also works against appetite loss. Further to add to its healing effects onion possesses certain expectorant, wound healing and diuretic properties for which it has become an indelible part of our daily life. In summer season raw onions should be consumed with our meals as it provides prevention against heatstroke. Also provides protection against Viral Fever. Turmeric: Turmeric purifies our blood and also benefits liver, stomach and the joints through its soothing effects on the body. The daily in take of raw turmeric in the morning with a little amount of salt can make our body completely worm free. It also aids in proper food digestion and works perfectly against inflammation. It also acts as an antiseptic when applied on cuts and wounds. Incase of internal injuries a pinch of Turmeric when taken with a glass of boiled milk proves to be very effective and fastens the healing process of our body. Neem: As a superb blood purifier neem detoxifies our body. Any kind of bodily inflammation can be cured through the proper utilization of neem. Along with blood purifying properties this herb also contains certain anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. If raw neem leaves are consumed regularly for a month in summer season then you will be shielded against fever throughout the year. The procedure for taking these leaves is; seven freshly grounded soft neem leaves, seven grounded black pepper seeds, 3-4 tablespoons of water along with a pinch of salt. This mixture is to be taken everyday, in the morning, empty stomach.

virtue of being a herb, White Musale (Safed Musli) is an ideal herbal alternative to chemical-based Viagra, a widely used male sex tonic. Besides being an alternative to Viagra this herb is also utilized as a curative for pre-natal and post natal problems, as a restorative for immunityimprovement and as a remedy for diabetes and arthritis. It also helps in increasing breast milk in mothers and cows and takes care of our over-all health as an effective vitaliser. Mint: Mostly used as a digestive enhancer, the intake of Mint leaves provides a cooling sensation to our body. Mint aids in digestion by releasing gas from the digestive system and is also a highly utilized expectorant. Basil: Basil is a perfect regulator of our blood sugar level as well as a stress remover. It is extensively used in health care for its perspiration inducing and stimulating properties and also for being an expectorant. People who consume Basil regularly are prevented against all types of stomach ailments, heart problems, cancer, viral fever and malaria. Method of Consumption; Take four fresh basil leaves, four black pepper seeds; crush and grind them nicely and make a small tablet. Swallow it with a glass of water everyday in the morning, can be consumed throughout the year. Ginger: To start off with, our stomach can be properly relieved of any trouble through ginger. It is a worthy natural remedy against inflammation, helps adequately to control vomiting and also increases appetite. Ginger can be effectively used

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will be undaunted in the face of difficulties in life and will have a commanding presence (The person’s appearance will earn him respect from others regardless of his status in life). If the first alphabet in a name is the one signified by the Moon sub-lord, he will be imaginative and sensitive. He will have sudden flights of fancy. This vibration is excellent for writers and other creative people. The downside of this is that the person will have great difficulty in coming to decisions as he has a two-pronged mind that runs in an often impractical and fanciful manner rather than in a logical manner. If the first alphabet in a name is the one signified by the sub-lord of the 3rd cusp, the native will enjoy success in public-relation fields. This ensures fast progress in life if the person is involved in transport, news-service, courier service, etc. If the first alphabet in a name is the one signified by the sub-lord of the 5th cusp or the Fortune, the person will be very lucky in life and will be able to attract goodwill of everyone. If the first alphabet in a name is the one signified by the sub-lord of the 9th cusp, he will have good success in higher education, will be able to attain success in religious pursuits, and enjoy Divine Grace. If the first alphabet in a name is the one signified by the sub-lord of the 10th cusp, it can give good success in professional life of an individual. The person concerned will be very duty-conscious and career-oriented in life, and will place Duty or improvement in life above everything else. If the first alphabet in a name is the one signified by the sub-lord of the 11th cusp, it can give good gains and friendship with a large number of persons. Care should be taken to avoid the syllables/ alphabets signified by the sub-lords of the 6th, 8th, and 12th houses (unless there are other exceptions – like they also signify 5th house, Fortuna or other auspicious points in the horoscope).

Sun: Indicates vowel sounds a, aa, I, ii, u, uu, ru, roo, ai, o, ou. Moon: Indicates the syllables ya, ra, la, va, ha. Mars: In odd signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, etc.) ka, ga, nga. In even signs (Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, etc.) kha, gha. Mercury: In odd signs ‘ ta, da, na. In even signs ‘ tta, dda. Jupiter: In odd signs ‘ tha,dha,na. In even signs ‘ttha, ddha. Venus: In odd signs ‘ cha,ja, gna. In even signs ‘ ccha,jha. Saturn: In odd signs ‘ pa, ba, ma. In even signs ‘ pha, bha. Rahu and Ketu take on the significations of the sign lords and also denote sa, swa, sha, wa, la, ksha, kshya. While selecting names for business organisations, select the alphabets in such a way that they are signified by appropriate significator planets in addition to the above mentioned rule. For example, a courier service company should have alphabets signified by Mercury either as first or last alphabet of the name. An industrial unit should have alphabets signified by Saturn. The Effects Of The Alphabets Signified By The Various Cuspal Sub-Lords: If the first alphabet in a name is the one signified by the ascendant sub-lord, the selfconfidence of the individual will be high. He

Again, though I have commented on Atharva Vedic Astrology-based approach for nameology, there are other methods also based on more traditional concepts of astrology – like fixing a lucky name that will stabilized the good yogas in the horoscope and neutralize negative potentials of the time of birth. In real-life situations, that is the approach I use in combination with the above mentioned technique. To put things in perspective, I use the techniques on a case-to-case basis to fit the requirements and objectives of the clients, which is what Atharva Vedic astronumerology is really about! Conclusion: Atharva Vedic numerology is an expert-domain subject and what I have suggested here is only for your guidance. This is based on my individual and unique research on this subject and the aim of the article is to remove the misconceptions prevalent in nameology throwing a light on what “real nameology” is about….. There are some persons who distort Indian names in the mistaken belief that they are giving negative vibes. Just to cite one example – I came across a client who has changed his name from “Narasimhan” to “Nerasimhan” because his nameologist has said the name “Narasimhan” has “Na” as initial sound; “Na” means “No” in common usage and so it is a negative name! Such absurdities should not be encouraged. When judging Indian names for nameological purposes, you should give importance to the vernacular significances of the name rather than going by combination of English alphabets which might seem to be negative! I am sure this article will be an eye-opener for nameology enthusiasts. For more help and clarification call Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar immediately @ 408 829 7780( in USA) 001- 408-829-7780 from India

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