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  • Karma 1 The nation’s largest full color monthly spiritual and metaphysical magazine. Submission & Disclaimers : We accept articles, photography, and art work that is in keeping with our mission. We do not endorse any particular opinion, program, or advertisement. We reserve the right to edit or reject any material we receive. We will do our best to honor the integrity of our readership. It is merely our sincere hope that we help our readers to achieve success in their lives. The Karma is published by Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar for Hindu Temple and Community center of High Desert, 2222, Olive Road, Dayton, Ohio. 45426. 501 (c) 3, not-for-profit corporation, (USPS 687). Periodical postage paid at Dayton, Ohio. Post Masters: Send address changes to Karma, 2222, Olive Road, Dayton, Ohio.45426. Note: Karma does not accept any responsibility for products or services advertised. The publisher has the right to deny any advertising at its sole discretion. Contact Information Publisher : karmapublisher@gmail.com Editor : karmaeditor@gmail.com Advertising & Marketing : karmaadvt@gmail.com Production : karmaproduce@gmail.com Subscription & Postage : karmasubscribe@gmail.com Telephone : 1-888-808-1418 web : www.sriselvamsiddhar.org Content......... Vedic Astrology 3 Achi’s Carner 8 Sports Page 12 Spirituality 15 Sri Soolini Durga 21 Kids Corner 30 Raksha Kavach 39 Raja Yogas 46 Biggest Kala Bhairava 51 Zodiac Sign 55 Karma The Holy Scripture Bhagavad-Gita is one of the most important Hindu scriptures. It is revered as a sacred scripture of Hinduism, and considered as one of the most important philosophical classics of the world. The Bhagavad-Gita comprises 700 verses, and is a part of the Mahabharata. The teacher of the Bhagavad-Gita is Lord Krishna, who is revered by Hindus as a manifestation of the Lord Himself, and is referred to within as Bhagavan – the Divine One. The content of the Gita is the conversation between Krishna and Arjuna taking place on the battlefield before the start of the Kurukshetra War. Responding to Arjuna’s confusion and moral dilemma, Krishna explains to Arjuna his duties as a warrior and prince and elaborates on different Yogic and Vedantic philosophies, with examples and analogies. The Holy Scripture contains 18 chapters and these chapters are divided into Yogas. Among these yogas, Karma Yoga is essentially Acting, or doing one’s duties in life as per his/her dharma, or duty, without concern of results – a sort of constant sacrifice of action to the Supreme. It is action done without thought of gain. In a more modern interpretation, it can be viewed as duty bound deeds done without letting the nature of the result affecting one’s actions. This wonderful magazine Karma is brought to the readers without expecting anything. As Lord Krishna answers Arjuna and clarifies all the doubts, Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar answer to the Devotees and clarifies all the doubts of the devotees. Read Karma and find Spiritual salvations for the problems through Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar. EMPOWERIN SELF & COMMUNITY
  • Karma 3 Swmiji Sri Selvam Siddhar During the past issues, I explained many intricate points of Vedic Astrology. In this issue also I wish to explain about the planets in details. Only by knowing the power of the planets in an individual’s horoscope, one can get a clear conclusion about the individual. The Atharva Veda gives great ideas about the planets and stars even long back before the telescopes were invented. The Astronomy tells about various stars and constellation of stars. But the Vedic Astrology speaks about twenty seven stars and the nature of the persons born in that particular star. This is only a guidline. The nature will vary according to the planets’ position I the horoscope. Anyone, those who wish to know more and more about the planets’ position in their horoscope and to solve the problems in the spiritual way as per the norms of Atharva Veda can contact me at USA Toll Free No. 1-888-808-1418 or email to avtemple@ aol.com. In this issue I am going to write about the stars and the nature of the persons born in that particular star. I have divided into three parts. There are twenty seven stars. The first part will tell about nine stars, the second part will tell about the next nine stars and the third part will tell about the remaining nine stars. Ashwini Nakshtra Devata for Ashwini Nakshatra is Ashwi or the Duality known as Aswini Kumar Twins, the physician of the Gods. Symbol - the head of a horse. So, by the influence of this star the native is expected to be equestrian (horse- ride) or a soldier, also a physician with marvelous power to heal. It is possible, in the horoscopes of these physicians it will be seen that the Graha for successful medical practice is positioned in Aswini Nakshatra. The Puranas state that the two Aswini Kumaras were born of mother Sanga and father Ravi. The mother held the solar semen in her nostrils, for otherwise she could not hold it, it is so strong. They are the twins of Sanga and therefore this Nakshatra is supposed to produce twins, Those born in the Aswini star are scrupulous, prosperous, obedient, truthful, and obtain all comports. They are endowed with good family and children and are wealthy. They are daring, handsome and moneyed. They are capable administrators, cruel, of big body and respected. They sacrifice money, are of good conduct and enjoyers. They are quick and candid, knower of scriptures, rational and succeed in quarrels. They are long handed and wide eyed. They are respected by kings and sweet spoken. They are daring, arrogant, intelligent, and contain some symbol on their girdle. They are fickle and undertake traveling. They are not independent, but strong. Those born in the first quarter are daring, carry on fire associated jobs, stingy and court other women. Bharani Nakshatra This is the birth star of the planet Raaghu. It extends from 13:20 to 26:40. Symbol: Orifice of the womb (oss-mouth). It is possible to have an idea of the nature of Bharani Nakshatra from the nature of Raaghu, Mangal and Yama. To take Raaghu first, Raaghu gives extravagant enjoyment of material pleasure and is later on the cause of sorrow, 2. Mangal gives courage, strength, exaltation and hope, 3. Yama purity, cleanliness, justice and integrity. The sense of restraint is also Yama’s gift; he is the lord of Dharma, a stern disciplinarian, a ruthless expositor of truth, and a refuge for kings and law-abiding subjects. We should not always confine his interpretation to his being only the lord of death; he is the great judicature, the ultimate dispenser of
  • Karma 4 reward and punishment. The Nakshatra, of which he is the devata (God), is also in consequence the giver of whatever is good, pure, truthful and honest. The etymological meaning of Bharani is what deserves to be cultivated and preserved that is dependence, servitors, retainers or anything by which living is earned, for example salary. Those born in the Bharani star incur the displeasure of others; they are enjoyers, obedient and learned; they fear water and get the wealth of bad people. They know the scriptures, rationale, intelligent and win the quarrels. They bear scars on their body due to injuries. They are good speakers and suffer from heart diseases. They are stable, knowledgeable and truthful. They are long lived. They are also determined, and proud. Some of them, who has the evil planets in their ascendant or lagna will not tolerate others’ prosperity. Those born in the first quarter are kingly, with good qualities, daring, winners of wars, mixed results with family and friends, wide eyed, golden complexioned, and always carry weapons. Krithika Nakshatra: This is the birth star of Moon. Many constellations gather at the tail end of Krithika group. It extends from Mesha 26:40. The residuary 10: degree falls in Rishabha. The Devata is Agni. Agni is the great purifier, the great consumer of and the giver of light, heat and brightness. Agni causes the fire of life and the drive. It is also the spark of life. Without fire, creation would not exist. Agni is at the base of creation and of the continuation of existence. It consumes everything. The fire of digestion in the human system and the external fire for cooking are only different manifestation of the same principle, which is Agni. Agni is the symbol of brightness and brilliance, all weapons with fire-power. And other things of the same category come within the range of Krithika group. The fire is considered as purifier; for it burns away all that is wicked, dark and dull, also all that is low and sinful and inauspicious in the world. The dross thus blazed away, only effulgence and light remain. Fire gives the earth its activity and dynamic and revives it after the spells of cold that periodically inflict comatose condition of the earth. It is easy enough to deduce from fire the causal effect of the Krithika group. Mangal is the lord of that part of Krithika, which is in Mesha rasi and Mangal is like a mass of lightning in shining splendor. So, the Krithika in Mesha is devastatingly brilliant, the effulgence being closely associated with also an incendiary character. The Krithika of Rishaba rasi is brilliant but unlike the Krithika of Mesha, not incendiary. The Lord of Rishaba rasi is Sukra and Sukra stands for worship of beauty, poetry and imagination. He is radiantly white like snow. He is also the encyclopedic expounder of all branches of learning. It follows that the Krithika of Rishabha is brilliant but the brilliance does not burn, it is soft, sweet, and benign. The Krithika of Mesha rasi is doubtless brilliant; it has plenty of heat which burns. The Krithika of Rishabha has on the contrary a softened radiance, a wave of brightness that does not hurt. Those born in the star Krithika are bereft of friends and family; endowed with son and they enjoy life and are very prosperous. They suffer from hunger and they are without strength and money; they undertake purposeless traveling but recollect the help rendered by others. They are very harsh, and do jobs forbidden. They are cruel and do good jobs and they also have defective face. They are bright, instant angry and run after other women. They are heavy eaters and fiery. They are stingy, intelligent, famous, and successful, loved by partner, with property earned by themselves, white haired, afraid of wind and carry the symbols of til and fish. Those born in the first quarter are capable doers of jobs, are served by many, moneyed, enjoyers and carry out big jobs. They respect theirs parents and some of them are leaders of army. They serve the king or government in the most sincere manner. Rohini Nakshatra The word is derived from Rohan, which means to rise or to bring into existence. It extends in the Rishaba rasi from 10 degree to 23:20. The lord is Sukra and the symbol is a Cart drawn by Cows. The Devata is Brahma, the prime creator of all things living, from the meanest insect to Man, the beauty of the weird and the paragon of animals. Rohini group therefore encompasses everything that comes within the range of creation—beasts, birds, animals etc. It would also connote the process of growing, begetting, birth, production etc, in brief, production, birth and creation. Rising means - process of ascending, this is to say the creative evolution, the cultivation and the improvement. Mythology describes Rohini as the wife of Moon. Of all the 27 Stars-all wives of Moon-Rohini is said to have been fond of fine dress, cosmetics and decor and was the most beloved of Moon. The Rohini is, in the line with this, considered to be the cause of a taste for fine dress, perfume, and other articles of posh living. Creation continues to exist mainly on the basis of food; and Rohini is supposed to be the cause of food. The direct and immediate cause of food is Agni and Brahma the remote cause. From this point of view the God who gives food, that is Agni, is the spiritual principle of Rohini Nakshatra and because, Brahma the remote cause of food is also the Devata of Rohini; the range of influences of this group runs over the whole gamut of the visible and invisible animal world. Those born in the star Rohini are agriculturists, experts, well behaved, handsome, good speakers and poets. They are stable minded, respected, enjoyers and interested in love making. They are of sweet-speech, intelligent, capable and bright. They are long-lived and perform accepted jobs, religious, truthful and help those who have helped them. They are respected by kings. They respect gods and Brahmins and know the science of meters and metaphors. They are able and determined servants of their lords. They are endowed with good looking hands and wide forehead, handsome, independent, loved by their children, experts, wealthy with respect to corns and money, have desire to wear new clothes, suffer from eye diseases, little feared and play with women. Those born in the first pada of Rohini are endowed with red hairs, daring, candid, and cruel. Mrigashira Nakshatra Mrigashira Nakshatra extends from after 23:20 in Rishaba rasi up to 6:40 in Mithunam. Presiding deity is Moon and the symbol is Antelope or Deer. The word Mriga represents forests, gardens, a search, a seeking to find, to roam about in the forests and a hunter, to seek, to blaze the trail, a guide and preceptor. An erotic affair, beauty of the countenance with particular emphasis on the radiant luster of the face, because of Moon. To
  • Karma 5 seek as the primary characteristic of the star, to discover hidden treasures after the churning of the Sea, the Samudra Manthan of the Hindu Mythology, the mother, motherly conduct that is to say maternal instincts, self-sacrifice without hope of requital etc. Moon is the lord of the mind, so all mental attitude, good or bad, sympathies and antipathies, patience and impatience, the fidgetiness and placidity, imagination, the gift of poetry, purity, sweetness and light, physical and mental aspects, all these come within this star and when things of sweetness and light of physic as also of the mind, both derivatives from Moon. Moon is a sub-Graha around the earth and that is why the influence of Moon on all that happens in the earth is so paramount. And again that is why the influence of Moon on both the body and mind is simultaneously so very great. Sukra and Moon both are female grahas (planets) with difference that while Moon is the Lord of motherhood, maternal instincts and all that, Sukra is the lord of feminine beauty, the structure of feminine form, the physical excellence of women and all that. In the former there is elegance and dignity of the feminine while in the latter, the physical beauty and the lure of feminine form which leads a male captive dominates. Moon is the lord of marine products and of medicines; that it was from the sea that Moon raised. And it is to Moon that the influences and causalities have to be traced. Those born in the Mrigashira star are truthful, handsome; enjoy wealth and prosperity, pure in heart, bright, sage-like and fickle minded. They are interested in learning, obedient, always loving teachers, friendly with the king and respected by kings. They are enthusiastic, feared, monied, lovable, and knowledgeable in architecture, kingly and good at administration. They are pleasant spoken, intelligent and affectionate to their mother. They are quick and arrogant and they hate others. Those born in the first pada are well built, moneyed, killers of father, serve the king, are afraid of family and always thinking about the next world. Ardra Nakshatra In Mithunam, from 6:40 to 20: The presiding deity is the Rudra, the wielder of the trident and the symbol is a tear-drop. The lord ofArdra is Mercury, when Surya entersArdra the earth is said to be starting its menstrual course. Ardra means wet or surcharged with water, which is fat. Because the earth is running her menstrual course there are tear drops falling one after another. From Rudra comes all suffering, persecutions and oppressions, anger, ferocity of countenance or hideousness of noise. Rudra is another name of Shiva, the Five Faced (Panchanana). In knowledge, asceticism, renunciation, as also in enjoyment, he is the supreme consummation of all desires. He is a blue- throated one, the wielder of the most tremendous powers, what could not be attempted far less achieved by other Gods, when the churned Ocean at the time of Samudra Manthan exhaled poison Siva achieved quite simply by holding the exhalation in his throat. On one side he is the symbol of the most perfect placidity and serenity, on the other hand he is the symbol of all that is terrible. He holds the great serpent on his head and on his forehead crescent Moon with his sweet-soft light. He is at the same time the most peaceful and also the most terrible. And in all these are to be traced the intrinsic characteristics of Ardra. Superficially, on the surface of it, Ardra stands for suffering, hardness, cruelty, murder, prison, theft, adultery etc. The root characteristic is oppression-in order to purify. All male kidney trouble and connected urethral disease comes within the jurisdiction of Ardra; so also uterine diseases of the female. Those born in the Ardra star are soft, stable minded, strong, earning by sacrifice, afflicted by sickness, fear and angry. They suffer due to hunger, hard bodied, lovable, forget the help rendered by others, experts in trade and commerce, cruel, having many relatives, ill advisers and hate all. Those born in Ardra are with pride, of lower levels and do jobs which are forbidden. They are bereft of money and corns. Such people are poets, little-learned, long lived, and little interested in things. Those born in the first pada are very kind hearted and pleasant faced, experts, with good qualities, warriors, learned, famous, worshipers of gods, and help others. Punarvasu Nakshatra Spread from 20: degree Mithuna up to 3:20 of Kataka. Presiding deity is Aditi, the Lords are Mercury and Moon and the symbol is Quiver (receptacle for arrows). The word Punarvasu is derived from Punar+ Vasu, which means return, renewal, restoration or repetition. The 12 Adityas were born of Kasyapa in the womb of Aditi. The 12 Vasus are Indra, Vishnu, Vaga, Twasta, Varun, Aryama, Pusha, Mitra, Agni, Parjyanya, Vivaswan and Dinakara. The mother Aditi of whom the Gods are born is the repository of everything good-truth, generosity, magnanimity, purity, aristocracy, beauty and renown. It follows that this star is the cause for these virtues. To start afresh after having once broken off, to start a new life, to come back from a distant land-all these are signified by Punarvasu. It stands for freedom from restriction and limitation, and boundless space. Those born in the star Punarvasu are endowed with children, good qualities, wealthy and they indulge in bringing difference of opinion among friends. They speak very clearly and are secretive in their dealings. They are learned in the sciences and interested in personal decoration with gems and gold ornaments. They are givers and famous. They are religious, attractive, carry out works of other women. They are tolerant, satisfied with small things and fast movers. They collect a good circle of friends; daily eat good food, scarifier and worship lord Vishnu. They are peaceful, happy, enjoying and endowed with good progeny. Those born in the Punarvasu star are noted to be long lived, loved by wife, handsome, interested in pomp, of good heart, high in conduct, with low voice, like cereals, intelligent, thinkers, and some possess fish sign on stomach. Those born in the first pada of Punaravasu star are stingy, serve, old people, with sensual looks, affected by sickness, unstable, intelligent, cruel, daring and capable, handsome and hate people. Pushya Nakshatra Spread from 3:20 to 16:40 of Kataka. The Lord of this star is Moon and the symbol is teat of the Cow, the word etymologically means to nourish and that again means to preserve, to protect, replenish, multiply and strengthen. Everything of the very best comes within the scope of this Star. Enjoyment of wealth and prosperity follows from it. Guru is described as the great teacher of all creation from amoebae to the Gods and is the source of all knowledge and wisdom. The mystery of creation
  • Karma 6 is no mystery to him. He is the eloquent preceptor, the wise minister, pontific and the head of all religious ceremonies. He takes pleasure in all worshipful ritual. And that is why the Pushya is composed of these virtues. It has been described as blossoming and flourishing. It is the mouth of Orion. Those born in the star Pushya are wealthy, happy, respected, stable minded, endowed with good looks and are loved by women. Those born in the star Pushya are wealthy, happy, respected, stable minded, endowed with handsome body; respecting parents, following their religion, and most obedient. They command money and vehicles of novelty. They are important persons in the world, knowledgeable in the science of spells and respected by kings. They retain their stand, and are happy. Some of them are characterized by the presence of fish symbol on the hands and feet. They are endowed with all good qualities, short tampered, and interested in the discussion on scriptures. Those born in the first pada of Pushya are cruel, daring, famous, devoted to work and endowed with children. They go to other countries and become wealthy. They are respected by their relatives. Ashlesha Nakshatra Spread from 16:40’ to 30: degree of Kataka, the Moon is the lord of this star. It is the birth star of Kethu and the symbol of this star is coiled up snake. It is the nature of a snake to hide himself, to encircle and entwine, to creep on the chest, to embrace, and to enjoy or unite surreptitiously. All these are the attributes of Ashlesha also. The cunningness of the serpent, its devious nature, the burning sensation of poison and pain along with all consequences that poison connotes are to be read in the constitution of Ashlesha. The virtues and vices of the serpent are all in it. Moon in Aslesha sick lied over with various faults in great intensity. Whoever would have his or her karmathipathi (Lord of the 10th house) or bhagyathipathi (Lord of the 9th house) in this star would run the risk of having all his or her principal acts in life handicapped, jeopardized or spoiled by many kinds of danger and obstruction. If the Lagna is in this star, the native would possibly be of wildly disposition. Such people would like to work in secret and their words would carry the sting of poison. Those born in the star Aslesha are cruel, daring and angry; according to Narasimha Prayoga Parijata of Atharva Veda, some of these people are probably co-habit with people of same sex and animals like cow. They travel aimlessly, do undesirable jobs, harmful to his own and other people; they are proud and suffer on account of sex starvation. They are angry and are strong like lion; they know Brahman and dependent on others for life. They are cruel to all beings, pay fines by doing sinful acts, unstable minded, and fearful. They are always sad, serve others, short tempered, and vary bad persons. They are childish, slow in the work of their lord; wide eyed, some of them endowed with fish sign in eyes, develop enmity with his own people, highly stingy and stubborn. Those born in the first pada are learned and dignified. They are knowledgeable and follow the instructions of the religious discussions. They are intelligent and good speakers. They are independent and know other’s jobs and respected by kings. In the next issue I will meet you all with another set of nine stars. I pray Lord Shiva and Vanadurga to shower their entire blessings on all of us to have a trouble free and comfortable life. Om Shanthi Om Shanthi Om Shanthi
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  • Karma 8 Chettinad Kalan Kudamilagai Baby corn pirattal (Baby corn mushroom capsicum masala) Ingredients Baby corn-6 Capsicum-1(medium sized) Mushroom-20 Big onion-1 Tomato-1 (The following vegetables can also be added) Carrot-1 Potato-1 Peas-a handful To grind Coconut-3 table spoons Pottukadalai-1 table spoon Red chillies-6 Kasakasa-1 teaspoon Fennel seeds-1 teaspoon Clove-1 Cardamom-1 Cinnamon-a small piece Procedure Grind the items given in ‘To grind’ to a smooth paste. Cut the vegetables available from the above into small pieces. Mince the onion and tomatoes. Keep the kadai in the stove. In two tablespoons of oil season the curry with a small piece of cinnamon, clove, fennel seeds and curry leaves. Add the chopped onions. Once the onions turn transparent add the minced tomatoes. When the tomatoes get smashed, first add potatoes, carrots, peas and corn pieces and cook in low fire adding little water for 8 to 10 minutes.(You can also pressure cook the vegetables for a whistle). Once you feel all the above vegetables are cooked add the mushroom and capsicum pieces. You will find water coming out from capsicum. This water will be enough for the capsicum to get cooked. Add the required quantity of salt. It will roughly take 5 minutes for the mushrooms and capsicum to get cooked. Now mix the grinded masala in quarter cup of water and add to the curry. Check for the taste. If salt is needed add a little. Keep on stirring till the curry turns thick (In the form of a masala curry). Garnish with coriander leaves Kathirikkai Malli Pachadi (Brinjal Cilantro Curry). Ingredients Brinjal-4 medium sized Big onion-1 or small onions (10) Tomato-1 Coriander leaves-a small bunch (1 cup cut Coriander leaves) Sambar powder-1 teaspoon Green chillies-2 Tamarind paste-1/2 teaspoon (1/4 qty used for sambar) Thoor dhal-1 handful (to be cooked one whistle shorter than for sambar) To season Small jeera-1 teaspoon Broken urudh dhal-1 teaspoon Curry leaf-little Procedure Keep the kadai in the stove. In one teaspoon of ghee or cooking oil season the curry with the items given in ‘to season’. Add the chopped onions, tomatoes, green chili and cut brinjal pieces one by one and saute nicely for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the water to the cooked dhal (1 cup) and the sambar powder. Cook for 3 more minutes. The brinjals will be almost cooked now. Now, add the Aachi’s corner
  • Karma 9 tamarind juice, salt needed and the cooked dhal. Allow it to cook for 2 more minutes. Now add the chopped coriander leaves. Wait for one boil and switch off the stove. The curry should be semi solid with the brinjals rightly cooked. Over cooking will make the brinjal pieces smashed. Chettinad Pavakkai masala (Bitter gourd or karela curry) Ingredients Pavakkai-2(medium sized) Small onion-30 or big onion 2 Tomatoes-2 Garlic-10 Sambar powder-2 teaspoons Tamarind juice-1/2 teaspoon Coriander leaves-little Jaggery Powder- 2 teaspoons Mince the onions and tomatoes in a chopper or cut the onions and garlic into very small pieces. Rotate the tomatoes once in a mixie to crush them. Cut the pavakkai also into small pieces. Procedure Keep the kadai in the stove. In two table spoons of oil season the curry with 1 teaspoon of mustard, 1 spoon small jeera and curry leaves. After the mustard seeds splitter, add the minced onions, garlic and sauté till they turn transparent. Now add the pavakkai pieces and keep the stove in medium flame and cook the pieces without adding water. When you feel that the pieces are almost cooked add the crushed tomatoes sambar powder and the required salt and the tamarind juice. Let this cook for 5 more minutes. Now add 2 teaspoons of jaggery powder and keep the stove in sim. You will notice oil separating. Now switch off the stove. Garnish with coriander leaves. Mushroom Fry. Ingredients Fresh mushrooms-100gms (cut into 4 pieces) Big onion-1 Tomato-1 Ginger garlic paste-1 teaspoon Sambar powder-2 teaspoon Turmeric powder-1/2 teaspoon Coriander leaves –little Mint leaves-little For seasoning Cinnamon-2 small pieces Brinji leaf-a small one Clove-2 Cardamom-2 Fennel seeds-1 teaspoon Green chillies-2 spitted Mint leaves-little Mushrooms should not be washed for a long time in water as it will absorb water. First wipe it with a soft dry towel or a tissue paper and then with a wet one. Cut into pieces. Cut the onions and tomatoes also. Split the chilies. Keep the kadai in the stove. Season it with the items given in ‘to season’ in 1 table spoon of oil. Saute the onions, tomatoes and the chillies. Add ginger garlic paste and stir nicely. Once the raw smell of ginger garlic paste goes add the mushroom pieces, sambar powder and turmeric powder. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes. You will find water oozing out of mushrooms. Now add very little water (3 to 4 tablespoons) and the salt required. Close the kadai with a lid. Keep the stove in medium fire. The mushrooms will get cooked within 5 minutes. So after 5 minutes open the lid and see. If there is excess water increase the flame and cook till there is not much water content. Now the fry is ready. Garnish with coriander leaves while serving.
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  • Karma11 Chow Chow Koottucurry (Chayote Squash Koottu Curry) Ingredients Chow Chow-1 medium size Green chilli-1 Big onion-1/2(finely chopped) Sambar powder-1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder-1/2 teaspoon Coconut milk-1 tablespoon To season Ghee-1 teaspoon Cumin seeds-1 teaspoon Broken urudh dhal-1 teaspoon Curry leaf-little Procedure Cut the vegetable into small pieces. Cook the dhal in a kadai in 2 cups of water. When the dhal is almost cooked add the vegetable along with 1 ½ cups of water.Add the green chili, turmeric, onions and the chili powder. Half close the kadai and cook in medium fire for 10 minutes. When the vegetable is almost cooked add the salt needed and allow it to cook for 5 more minutes.Always see to it that the curry does not get thick. If found so add little water and bring to a boil. Switch off the stove. In the seasoning pan season the koottucurry with the items given in’ To season’ in little bit of ghee. This ghee will give a wonderful taste to the dish. If going to be used immediately, coconut milk can be added. It will enrich the taste. If you intend to give to young kids, coconut milk can be avoided. Vazhai Thandu Koottu (Banana stem curry) Ingredients Broken green gram (pasiparuppu)-1 handful (1/4 cup) Green chili-4 Chopped small onion-10 Curry leaf-little Small jeera-1 teaspoon Coconut milk-2 tablespoon Cutting the Thandu (banana stem) Remove the thick outer portion of the stem and get smooth stem. Make thin round slices, while making each slice slightly rotate your finger from the centre of the slice. If your finger gets hold of a fiber, the rest of the fiber will get wound to your finger (2 seconds for each slice).Put these in a vessel of water mixed with a spoon of curd or butter milk (butter milk will help the thandu to retain its white color). Once all the slices are made, chop them into small pieces, keeping together 5 or 6 slices together. If you hold a small stick like thing inside the vessel having the cut pieces and rotate slowly, the remaining fiber will get wound in that stick. Procedure Cook the dhal in a big kadai. Once the dhal is well cooked, add the cut vazhai thandu pieces, chili and onion. Add a cup of water. Close the kadai and cook for 10 minutes in slow fire. Open the lid and add little salt (remember that this thandu can’t hold too much salt). Bring to a boil and switch off the stove. Add the coconut milk. Season the koottu with little small jeera and curry leaf in a teaspoon of ghee in a separate kadai and add to the koottu. If you want to store the koottu for the next day, coconut milk can be avoided.
  • Karma 12 Karate is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Islands in what is now Okinawa, Japan. It was developed from indigenous fighting methods called te and Chinese kenpo. Karate is a striking art using punching, kicking, knee and elbow strikes, and open-handed techniques such as knife-hands (karate chop). Grappling, locks, restraints, throws, and vital point strikes are taught in some styles. A karate practitioner is called a karateka. Karate developed in the Ryukyu Kingdom prior to its 19th century annexation by Japan. It was brought to the Japanese mainland in the early 20th century during a time of cultural exchanges between the Japanese and the Ryukyuans. In 1922 the Japanese Ministry of Education invited Gichin Funakoshi to Tokyo to give a karate demonstration. In 1924 Keio University established the first university karate club in Japan and by 1932; major Japanese universities had karate clubs. In this era of escalating Japanese militarism, the name was changed from “Chinese hand” to “empty hand” both of which are pronounced karate – to indicate that the Japanese wished to develop the combat form in Japanese style. After the Second World War, Okinawa became an important United States military site and karate became popular among servicemen stationed there. The martial arts movies of the 1960s and 1970s served to greatly increase its popularity and the word karate began to be used in a generic way to refer to all striking-based Oriental martial arts. Karate schools began appearing across the world, catering to those with casual interest as well as those seeking a deeper study of the art. Shigeru Egami, Chief Instructor of Shotokan Dojo, opined “that the majority of followers of karate in overseas countries pursue karate only for its fighting techniques...Movies and television...depict karate as a mysterious way of fighting capable of causing death or injury with a single blow...the mass media present a pseudo art far from the real thing.” Shoshin Nagamine said “Karate may be considered as the conflict within oneself or as a life-long marathon which can be won only through self-discipline, hard training and one’s own creative efforts.” For many practitioners, karate is a deeply philosophical practice. Karate-do teaches ethical principles and can have spiritual significance to its adherents. Gichin Funakoshi, “Father of Modern Karate” titled his autobiography Karate- Do: My Way of Life in recognition of the transforming nature of karate study. Today karate is practiced for self-perfection, for cultural reasons, for self-defense and as a sport. In 2005, in the 117th IOC International Olympic Committee voting, karate did not receive the necessary two thirds majority vote to become an Olympic sport. Web Japan, sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs claims there are 23 million karate practitioners worldwide. The most popular styles of Karate are Okinawa, and Anko Itasu. Okinawa Karate began as a common fighting system known as te (Okinawan: ti) among the Pechin class of the Ryukyuans. After trade relationships were established with the Ming dynasty of China by King Satto of Chuzan in 1372, some forms of Chinese martial arts were introduced to the Ryukyu Islands by the visitors from China, particularly Fujian Province. A large group of Chinese families moved to Okinawa around 1392 for the purpose of cultural exchange, where they established the community of Kumemura and shared their knowledge of a wide variety of Chinese arts and sciences, including the Chinese martial arts. The political centralization of Okinawa by King Sho Hashi in 1429 and the ‘Policy of Banning Weapons,’ enforced in Okinawa after the invasion of the Shimazu clan in 1609, are also factors that furthered the development of unarmed combat techniques in Okinawa. There were few formal styles of te, but rather many practitioners with their own methods. One surviving example is the Motobu-ryu school passed down from the Motobu family by Seikichi Uehara. Early styles of karate are often generalized as Shuri-te, Naha-te, and Tomari-te, named after the three cities from which they emerged. Each area and its Sports Page.
  • Karma 13 teachers had particular kata, techniques, and principles that distinguished their local version of te from the others. Members of the Okinawan upper classes were sent to China regularly to study various political and practical disciplines. The incorporation of empty-handed Chinese wu shu into Okinawan martial arts occurred partly because of these exchanges. Traditional karate kata bear a strong resemblance to the forms found in Fujian martial arts such as Fujian White Crane, Five Ancestors, and Gangrou-quan. Further influence came from Southeast Asia— particularly Sumatra, Java, and Melaka. Many Okinawan weapons such as the sai, tonfa, and nunchaku may have originated in and around Southeast Asia. Sakukawa Kanga (1782–1838) had studied pugilism and staff fighting in China, according to one legend, under the guidance of Kosokun, originator of kusanku kata. In 1806 he started teaching a fighting art in the city of Shuri that he called “Tudi Sakukawa,” which meant “Sakukawa of China Hand.” This was the first known recorded reference to the art of “Tudi”. Around the 1820s Sakukawa’s most significant student Matsumura Sokon (1809–1899) taught a synthesis of te (Shuri-te and Tomari-te) and Shaolin styles. Matsumura’s style would later become the Shorin-ryu style. Anko Itosu Grandfather of Modern Karate Matsumura taught his art to Itosu Anko (1831–1915) among others. Itosu adapted two forms he had learned from Matsumara. These are kusanku and chiang nan. He created the ping’an forms (“heian” or “pinan” in Japanese) which are simplified kata for beginning students. In 1901 Itosu helped to get karate introduced into Okinawa’s public schools. These forms were taught to children at the elementary school level. Itosu’s influence in karate is broad. The forms he created are common across nearly all styles of karate. His students became some of the most well known karate masters, including Gichin Funakoshi, Kenwa Mabuni, and Motobu Choki. Itosu is sometimes referred to as “the Grandfather of Modern Karate.” In 1881 Higaonna Kanryo returned from China after years of instruction with Ryu Ryu Ko and founded what would become Naha-te. One of his students was the founder of Goju- ryu, Chojun Miyagi. Chojun Miyagi taught such well-known karateka as Seko Higa, Meitoku Yagi, Miyazato Eichi, and Seikichi Toguchi, and for a very brief time near the end of his life, An’ichi Miyagi.In addition to the three early te styles of karate a fourth Okinawan influence is that of Kanbun Uechi (1877–1948). At the age of 20 he went to Fuzhou in Fujian Province, China, to escape Japanese military conscription. While there he studied under Shushiwa. He was a leading figure of Chinese Nanpa Shorin-ken at that time. He later developed his own style of Uechi-ryu karate based on the Sanchin, Seisan, and Sanseiryu kata that he had studied in China. Masters of karate in Tokyo Kanken Toyama, Hironori Ohtsuka, Takeshi Shimoda, Gichin Funakoshi, Motobu Choki, Kenwa Mabuni, Genwa Nakasone, and Shinken Taira. Gichin Funakoshi, founder of Shotokan karate, is generally credited with having introduced and popularized karate on the main islands of Japan. Actually many Okinawans were actively teaching, and are thus equally responsible for the development of karate. Funakoshi was a student of both Asato Anko and Itosu Anko (who had worked to introduce karate to the Okinawa Prefectural School System in 1902). During this time period, prominent teachers who also influenced the spread of karate in Japan included Kenwa Mabuni, Chojun Miyagi, Motobu Choki, Kanken Toyama, and Kanbun Uechi. This was a turbulent period in the history of the region. It includes Japan’s annexation of the Okinawan island group in 1872, the First Sino-Japanese War (1894– 1895), the Russo-Japanese War (1904–1905), the annexation of Korea, and the rise of Japanese militarism (1905–1945). Japan was invading China at the time, and Funakoshi knew that the art of Tang/China hand would not be accepted; thus the change of the art’s name to “way of the empty hand.” The do suffix implies that karatedo is a path to self knowledge, not just a study of the technical aspects of fighting. Like most martial arts practiced in Japan, karate made its transition from jutsu to do around the beginning of the 20th century. The “do” in “karate-do” sets it apart from karate-jutsu, as aikido is distinguished from aikijutsu, judo from jujutsu, kendo from kenjutsu and iaido from iaijutsu. Gichin Funakoshi Founder of Shotokan Karate Funakoshi changed the names of many kata and the name of the art itself, doing so to get karate accepted by the Japanese budo organization Dai Nippon Butoku Kai. Funakoshi also gave Japanese names to many of the kata. The five pinan forms became known as heian, the three naihanchi forms became known as tekki seisan as hangetsu, Chinto as gankaku, wanshu as
  • Karma 14 empi, and so on. These were mostly political changes, rather than changes to the content of the forms, although Funakoshi did introduce some such changes. Funakoshi had trained in two of the popular branches of Okinawan karate of the time, Shorin-ryu and Shorei-ryu. In Japan he was influenced by kendo, incorporating some ideas about distancing and timing into his style. He always referred to what he taught as simply karate, but in 1936 he built a dojo in Tokyo and the style he left behind is usually called Shotokan after this dojo. The modernization and systemization of karate in Japan also included the adoption of the white uniform that consisted of the kimono and the dogi or keikogi—mostly called just karategi and colored belt ranks. Both of these innovations were originated and popularized by Jigoro Kano, the founder of judo and one of the men Funakoshi consulted in his efforts to modernize karate. In 1922, Hironori Ohtsuka attended the Tokyo Sports Festival, where he saw Funakoshi’s karate. Ohtsuka was so impressed with this that he visited Funakoshi many times during his stay. Funakoshi was, in turn, impressed by Ohtsuka’s enthusiasm and determination to understand karate, and agreed to teach him. In the following years, Ohtsuka set up a medical practice dealing with martial arts injuries. His prowess in martial arts led him to become the Chief Instructor of Shindo Yoshin-ryu jujutsu at the age of 30, and an assistant instructor in Funakoshi’s dojo. By 1929, Ohtsuka was registered as a member of the Japan Martial Arts Federation. Okinawan karate at this time was only concerned with kata. Ohtsuka thought that the full spirit of budo, which concentrates on defense and attack, was missing, and that kata techniques did not work in realistic fighting situations. He experimented with other, more combative styles such as judo, kendo, and aikido. He blended the practical and useful elements of Okinawan karate with traditional Japanese martial arts techniques from jujitsu and kendo, which led to the birth of kumite, or free fighting, in karate. Ohtsuka thought that there was a need for this more dynamic type of karate to be taught, and he decided to leave Funakoshi to concentrate on developing his own style of karate: Wado-ryu. In 1934, Wado-ryu karate was officially recognized as an independent style of karate. This recognition meant a departure for Ohtsuka from his medical practice and the fulfillment of a life’s ambition to become a full-time martial artist. Ohtsuka’s personalized style of Karate was officially registered in 1938 after he was awarded the rank of Renshi-go. He presented a demonstration of Wado- ryu karate for the Japan Martial Arts Federation. They were so impressed with his style and commitment that they acknowledged him as a high-ranking instructor. The next year the Japan Martial Arts Federation asked all the different styles to register their names; Ohtsuka registered the name Wado- ryu. In 1944, Ohtsuka was appointed Japan’s Chief Karate Instructor. A new form of karate called Kyokushin was formally founded in 1957 by Masutatsu Oyama (who was born a Korean, Choi Yeong-Eui). Kyokushin is largely a synthesis of Shotokan and Goju-ryu. It teaches a curriculum that emphasizes aliveness, physical toughness, and full contact sparring. Because of its emphasis on physical, full-force sparring, Kyokushin is now often called “full contact karate”, or “Knockdown karate”. Many other karate organizations and styles are descended from the Kyokushin curriculum. TheWorldKarateFederationrecognizes the following styles of karate in its kata list: Shotokan-ryu, Shito-ryu, Goju-ryu, and Wado-ryu. The World Union of Karate-do Organizations (WUKO) recognizes the following styles of karate in its kata list. Goju-ryu, Shito-ryu, Shotokan-ryu, Wado-ryu, Shorin-ryu, Uechi-ryu, Kyokushinkai, and Budokan. In the next issue we will discuss about some other interesting sport.
  • Karma 15 During the past issues, by the gracious blessings of theAlmighty and Swamiji, we discussed about the Spirituality described in Vedas, other great epics and sayings of great sages and monks. In this issue we will discuss the spirituality explained in the great Upanishad named Mundaka Upanishad. Man is endowed with the special instrument of discrimination, of judgment, of analysis and synthesis, which among all animals, he alone possesses. He has to develop this and utilize it to the best purpose. Through this instrument, he can realize the Immanent Divinity. Instead, man pesters himself and others with the question: Where does God reside? If He is real, why is He not seen? Hearing such queries, one feels like pitying the poor questioners. For, they are announcing their own foolishness. They are like the dullards who aspire for university degrees without taking pains even to learn the alphabet. They aspire to realize God without putting themselves to the trouble of practicing the Sadhana required. People who have no moral strength and purity talk of God and His existence and decry efforts to see Him. Such people have no right to be heard. Spiritual Sadhana is based on the holy Sastras. They cannot be mastered in a trice. They cannot be followed through talk. Their message is summed up in the Upanishads; hence, they are revered as authoritative. They are not the products of human intelligence; they are the whisperings of God to man. They are parts of the eternal Vedas. The Vedas shine gloriously through all their parts. The Upanishads are authentic and authoritative, as they share the glory of the Vedas. They are 1180 in number, but, through the centuries, many of them disappeared from human memory and only 108 have now survived. Of these, 13 have attained great popularity, as a result of the depth and value of their contents. The sage Vyasa classified the Upanishads and allotted them among the four Vedas; The Rig-Veda has 21 branches and each branch has one Upanishad allotted to it. The Yajur Veda has 109 branches and 109 Upanishads. The Atharva Veda has 50 branches and 50 Upanishads were its share. The Sama Veda has a thousand branches and the balance, namely, 1000 Upanishads were its share. Thus, the 1180 Upanishads were assigned by Vyasa to the Four Vedas. Sankaracharya raised the status of ten among the Upanishads by selecting them for writing his commentaries and so they became especially important. Humanity stands to gain or fall by these ten. All who are seeking human welfare and progress through spirituality are now apprehending whether even these ten will be forgotten, for, neglecting them will usher in moral and spiritual disaster. There is no reason, however, for such fears. The Vedas can never be harmed. Pundits and those with faith should resolve
  • Karma 16 to present before humanity these ten Upanishads at least. They are Isa, Kena, Katha, Prasna, Mundaka, Mandukya, Thaithiriya, Aithareya, Chandogya and Brihadaranyaka. In this issue we well discuss the spirituality explained in Mundaka Upanishad. The Upanishads have also inspired other works on Geography, Astronomy, Astrology, Economics and Political Theory. The Vedas and the Upanishads are the very foundation for Sanathana Dharma and spirituality. There is one interesting feature to be noted. The Hindu religion has no one Founder as the others have. That invisible unknown founder is God, the source of all wisdom. He is the Prophet of this Sanathana Dharma. He is the Founder; His Grace and His Inspiration manifested through the pure Sages and they became the spokesmen of this Dharma. When the moral purity of men degenerates, God takes form as grace and inspiration in sages and teachers. He has also given through the Upanishads the Sathya-Jnana, the Wisdom concerning the Reality. This Mundaka Upanishad begins with an Invocation, praying that eye may see auspicious things, the ear may hear auspicious sounds, and that life may be spent in the contemplation of the Lord. The teaching of this Upanishad is referred to as Brahmavidya, either because it describes first the message of Hiranyagarbha, the Brahma, or because the message relates the glory of Brahmam. This Upanishad speaks of Brahmavidya as the mystery which only those with shaven heads and those who go through a rite of having Fire on the shaven head can understand. So, it is called Mundaka, or shaven Head. Apart from this, this Upanishad is honored as the crest of all, since it expounds the very essence of Brahma Jnana. It is assigned to the Fourth Veda, the Atharva Veda. This knowledge has been handed down from teacher to pupil by word of mouth, enriched and confirmed by experience; it is also called Paravidya, the knowledge of the Other when it deals with the attribute less Principle; when it deals with the attribute-full, the Saguna, the materialized principle, it is called A-paravidya, the knowledge of the Immanent, not the Transcendent aspect. These are the two that are found in this Upanishad. They were taught by Sage Saunaka to Sage Angirasa; that is what the text announces. The Vedas and the Vedangas deal with Aparavidya. The Upanishads deal specially with Para-vidya. But, the interesting thing is: the Apara-vidya leads on to the Para, the knowledge of Brahmam, which is the goal. The spider evolves out of itself the magnificent manifestation of the web; so too, this moving, changing world is manifested from the causative Brahmam. The changing world is the product of creator-creation complex. It is true and factual and useful, so long as one is unaware of the Reality. The utmost that one can gain by activity, that is to say, holy or sacred activity is Heaven or Swarga, which has a longer lease of life, but, which has an end in spite of it. So, the seeker loses all yearning for Heaven; he/she approaches an elderly teacher full of compassion, who instructs him/her in the discipline for realizing the Brahmam. All beings are Brahmam and no other. They all do emanate from Brahmam. As sparks emanate from fire, as hair grows on the skin but is different from it, so too beings originate from Brahmam. Brahmam causes the sun, moon, stars and planets to revolve in space; Brahmam grants the consequence of all the acts of beings. The Individual and the Universal are two birds sitting on the same tree i.e., the human body. The Jivi (individual) acts, and suffers the consequences of those acts. The Iswara (universal) sits quiet, as a witness of the other bird. When the Jivi looks at the Iswara and realizes that it is nothing but an image, it escapes from grief and pain. When the mind is drawn by yearning to know the Iswara, all other low desires diminishes and disappears. Then, knowledge of Atma is attained. The last mantra of this Upanishad declares that its aim is to make man attain that Jnana. Munda means head; this Upanishad is the Head of all Upanishads, we can say. It has three sections, with two chapters in each. In the first section, theAparavidya, and in the second, the Paravidya and the means of mastering them are dealt with. In the third, the nature of the Reality and of the release from bondage is defined. The Karma that helps attain the Brahmam is denoted in the mantras. That is why this Upanishad is respected as very sacred. The spider, as already indicated, spins out the web from itself without any extraneous agency; it also takes in the web it has spun. So too, Creation was effected without an agent and the Universe emanated. Heaven is the highest attainable stage through Karma. Of such Karmas or rites, the worship of Fire called Agnihotra is the chief. The performance of such rites contributes to the cleansing of the mind. Such cleansing is a necessary preliminary to Paravidya. The flames that rise high from the sacrificial altar of fire appear to the performer as if they are hailing him on to realize the Reality or Brahmam. He who does the rite with full awareness of the significance of the mantra is able to reach the Solar Splendor, through the offerings made; they take him to the region of Indra, the Lord of the Gods. Only on this basis, Swamiji Sri.Selvam Siddhar does a lot of fire worship and he recommends fire worship named “Mahayajna” to his devotees, who need more and more powers.
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  • Karma 18 The Upanishad recommends two types of obligatory Karmas: Ishta and Poortha. The rite of Agnihotra, adherence to Truth, Thapas or Asceticism, Veda-adhyayanam or study of the Vedas, the service offered to guests in one’s home - these are Ishta; construction of temples, caravan-series, rest-houses, tanks, planting of avenue trees - such acts are Poortha. These give consequences that are beneficial but, all such cause-effect chains are transient, they are fundamentally defective. The entire Creation is bound up with name and form and so unreal. It can be described in words and so, limited and circumscribed by the intellect and the mind. The Paramapurusha, the Supreme Person alone is eternal, real, and pure. He is the prompter of activity and the dispenser of consequence. But, He is beyond the eye, beyond the intellect. Like the spokes of a wheel that radiate from the hub, that lead from all directions to the centre, all creation radiates from Him. To reach the central hub and know that all spokes radiate from it, the mind is the instrument. Brahmam the target is to be reached by the arrow-mind. Have your mind fixed on the target and using the Upanishadic teaching as the bow, shoot straight and hard, to hit the Brahmam and master. That is to say, the Pranava or the OM is the arrow; Brahmam is the target. As aforesaid the mind and thoughts are the base for an individual’s development. That’s why Swamiji Sri.Selvam Siddhar often says as “you will live according to your thoughts”. The Brahmam illumines the Jivi by getting reflected in the inner consciousness or Anthah-karana. One has only to turn that consciousness away from the objective world, contact with which contaminates the mind. Now, train the inner consciousness to meditate on the OM, with single-pointed attention. Meditate on the Atma as unaffected by the Jivi, though in him and with him and activating him. Meditate on Him in the heart, from which radiate countless nadis, subtle nerves, in all directions. If this process is followed, one can attain Jnana or Wisdom. The Universe is an instrument to reveal the majesty of God. The inner firmament in the heart of man is also equally a revelation of His Glory. He is the Breath of one’s breath. Since He has no specific form, He cannot be indicated by words. Nor can His mystery be penetrated by the other senses. He is beyond the reach of asceticism, beyond the bounds of Vedic rituals. He can be known only by an intellect that has been cleansed of all trace of attachment and hatred, of egoism and the sense of possession. Jnana alone can grant self-realization. Dhyana can confer concentration of the faculties; through that concentration, Jnana can be won, even while in the body. The Brahmam activates the body through the five vital airs or Pranas. It condescends to reveal itself in that same body as soon as the inner consciousness attains the requisite purity. For the Atma is immanent in the senses, inner and outer, as heat in fuel and as butter in milk. Now, the consciousness is like damp fuel, soaked in the foulness of sensory desires and disappointments. When the pool in the heart becomes clear of the slimy overgrowth, the Atma shines in its pristine splendor. He who acquires the knowledge of this Atman is to be revered. For, he is liberated. He has become Brahmam that which he strove to know and be. Man is essentially divine. However, he believes himself to be an individual, limited and temporary, because he is entangled in the characteristics of the Five Elements, namely, Sound, Touch, Form,TasteandSmell.Thiserrorbringsaboutjoyandgrief,good and bad, birth and death. To escape from this association with the Elements, to rid oneself of the pulls of their characteristics, is the sign of Liberation, called in Sanskrit as Kaivalya, Moksha or Mukthi. Names may change; but the achievement is the same. While entangled in the Five Elements, man is attracted, distracted or disappointed by them; all this causes distress. Wealth, possessions - vehicles, buildings - all these re transmutations of the elements. Man craves for them; when he loses them or fails to get them, he spurns them. Let us take the Five Elements, one by one. The living being has the first one, the Earth, as its base. Water, the second, is the basis for the earth. Water is produced from Fire, the third element, Fire itself emanating from Wind, the fourth. Wind or Vayu arises from Ether, or Akasa. Akasa emerges from the Primal Nature and the Primal Nature is but the manifestation of one aspect of the majesty of God, or the Supreme Sovereign Atma, the Paramatma. Seeking to reach that Paramatma, the source and core of the Universe, the Individual or Jivi, who has entangled himself in the elements, has to overcome, by discrimination and steady practice of detachment, the bonds one by one; such a person is a Sadhaka; he who wins in this struggle is the Jivan-muktha, ‘Liberated even while alive.’
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  • Karma 20 For the exercise of such discrimination and for the visualization of one’s innate reality, one has to study the Upanishads. They are collectively called Vedanta. They form the Jnana kanda of the Vedas, the section that deals with the Higher Wisdom. Liberation from the consequences of Ignorance can be secured only by Knowledge or Jnana. The Upanishads themselves declare, “Jnaanaad eva thu kaivalyam”: “By Knowledge alone can freedom be won.” The term Upanishad denotes the study and practice of the innate truth: the term, Brahmavidya, denotes the supremacy of spiritual contemplation; the term, Yogasastra denotes the mental churning that brings success. What is the fundamental activity which is required of man? What is the basic thing to be known? It is only one’s basic reality. The Upanishads describe the various stages and the various modes of this search for realizing this. The name is full of significance. ‘Upa’ means the process of studying with ‘Nishta’ or steadfastness; ‘shad’ means the attainment of the Ultimate Reality. The name Upa- ni-shad arose for these reasons. The Upanishads teach not only the principles of Atmavidya; they indicate also the practical means of realization. They point out not only the duties and obligations one has to bear, but also the actions to be done and those to be avoided. So, whether it is the Gita or the Upanishads or any holy and spiritual teachings, the teaching is Non-duality, not Duality, or qualified Monism. The human eye cannot delve into the minute or the magnitudinous. It cannot read the mystery of the virus or the atom or the stellar universe. Therefore, scientists supplement the eye with the telescope and the microscope. Similarly, sages are able to experience Divinity through the eye of knowledge, gained by following the Dharma of moral conduct and spiritual discipline. When the human eye stands in need of an extraneous instrument to observe even the insignificant worm and virus, how can one refuse to go through the process of mantra if he desires to see the omnipresent transcendent Principle? It is very hard to acquire the eye of wisdom. Concentration is essential for this. And, for concentration to develop and stabilize itself, three things are very important: purity of consciousness, moral awareness and spiritual discrimination. These qualifications are difficult of attainment by ordinary folk. We should read at least the basic teachings of the Upanishads and try to practice the spirituality taught in those Holy Scriptures. By practicing the spirituality we all can lead a comfortable life. There is no caste, creed, region and religion for practicing spirituality. I thank Almighty and Swamiji for blessing me with an opportunity to share my thoughts one spirituality. I pray the Almighty and Swamiji to bless me with more and more opportunities like this to share my thoughts on spirituality. Siddhar Arul vakku His Holiness Parampujya Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar is the 26th Matathipathi of Sri Agasthiyar Siddhar peetam and the 19th Siddhar. He is the only living Siddhar in the entire North America. Siddhars are considered to be the messengers of Lord Shiva and able o communicate to the Gods and Goddesses lively and directly. Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar has done miracles and healed countless human to come out of their difficulties. To reach “Siddhar” in USA and get his consultation to come out f your difficulties please call the Mandir immediately @ 1-888 808 1418 DO NOT LIVE WITH YOUR PROBLEMS. CALL NOW Also call “Siddhar:” immediately to approach your problems in a spiritual way if you have any of the following problems 1.Business Problems, Marriage Problems,Activities Problems. Sudden Problems in business, longtime unsettle marriage, hindrances in activities. 2. Debt Problems, Business lose indirect opponents. Indebtedness, Business loses. Enmity in life, efforts has been wasted, resulted in vain. 3. Children (impotency), substandard life, restless household life. 4. No interest in Studies, memory loses, forgetfulness, dullness, mental pressure. 5. People get jealousy of our development, problems and difficulties surround us. For disturbing our mental peacefulness, sprits, loss of happiness by evil peoples “ pilli”, “Suniyam”, “evil”, Black Magic, Kala Jadoo H- Problems can be solved easily. 6. Property hindrance (Wealth loss), Husband & Wife Problems: Loss of money not stable of wealth though we worked hard and earned lot of money. Restless in family, Unstability of Wealth. Mental torture, mental confusion. 7. Angriness, Bhaktiless If mind need peacefulness first mind should do go to Bhaktimargam. Bhaktimargam is the fundamental one. Without Bhakti mind become restless forever. Revenge, angry also lead to the problems 8. Mental disorder and mental pressure also lead to very bad life. Less and without peaceful life.
  • Karma 21 Sri Soolini Durga is the wife of Sri.Sarabeswara. She is another form of Goddess Parasakthi. There are three shapes for each and every deity. They are Santham, Ugram and Maha ugram. It means calm, fearsome and the most fearsome. SriMeenakshi, Sri Kamakshi are the examples for calm poses of Goddess Parasakthi. Sri.Durga is the example for Ugram and Sri Soolini Durga and Prathyangira Devi are the examples for the most fearsome poses. When we need the motherly affection we have to pray the Santha shapes. To get rid of moderate troubles we have to pray ugra shapes as Sri.Durga. To solve the sever problems we face in our day to day life we have to pray the Maha ugram poses. Atharva Veda is the only Veda, which deals with the healing part. It explains in detail about the different methods of prayers and rituals to get rid of our problems. Sri.Soolini Durga plays a vital role in solving the problems faced by each and every body. Sri.Soolini Durga Hrudayam, a part of Atharva Veda and an old palm script compiled by a great monk, “Prapancha sara sara Sangraham” tells in detail about Sri.Soolini Durga. According to those wonderful writings, we will see about Sri.Soolini Durga. Who is Sri.Soolini Durga? Lord Mahavishnu took the reincarnation as Narasimha. Narasimha is one of the most fearsome shapes of Lord Mahavishnu. One of his devotees Prahaaladha. He is from the family of demons. He had to face a lot of troubles with his father Hiranyakasibu. Prahaladha prayed Lord Mahavishnu to rescue him. Hiranyakasibu had got a boon from Brahma.Hiranyakasibu cannot be killed with any kind of weapon He can’t be killed by any kind of divine, human, animal or birds. He can’t be killed either inside or outside of the place where he lives. With the power of the boon he started giving troubles to all the human beings and divine powers. He troubled the sages and monks also. All prayed Lord Mahavishnu to rescue them from this demon. The demon forced all to chant Om Hiranyaya Namaha. Everybody did so. But his own son refused to do so. He chanted the name of Lord Mahavishnu. Oneday, Hiranyakasibu asked, “dear son, will your god Mahavishnu come inside this pillar and save you and kicked a huge pillar at the main hall of his palace. Lord Mahavishnu took the most fearsome pose Narasimha and came out of the pillar, caught the demon took him to the entrance and killed him. Narasimma’s anger was very severe. Nobody could control his anger. So. All prayed Lord Shiva to control the anger of Narasimma. Lord Shiva also took a fearsome pose called Sarabeswara. He had two feathers. He controlled the anger of Narasimma and made him cool. Lord Sarabeswara had two wings. One wing is Sri PrathyangiraDevi and another wing is Sri.Soolini Durga. Prathyangira Devi and Soolini Durga are the most fearsome poses of Goddess Parasakthi. Prathyangira Devi is called as Atharvana Badrakali and Sri. Soolini Durga is called as Atharvan Rudrakali.She is the mother of all. She lives in the mountain called Kailash. As she lives in a hill she is also called as Giri Durga. She always sits on a lion. She is having eight hands with different kinds of weapons. Each and every weapon has its individual significance. Her first right hand is adorned with a Trishul the second is adorned with a knife, the third one is adorned with a wheel called as “Chakra” and the fourth right hand is adorned with an arrow. The shape of the arrow itself is very different. Normally the arrows will only have a sharp head. But the arrow that adorns the hand of Sri. Soolini Durga has a half circle head. The first right hand is adorned with a rope, the second with a different weapon
  • Karma 22 called as “Gadha”, the third with a bow to shoot the arrow and the fourth left hand is adorned with a conch. Why she is having the wheel, conch and gadha on her hands? Normally these are the weapons of Lord Mahavishnu. Parasakthi is the sister of Lord Mahavishnu. He permitted his younger sister to use his weapons and bless her devotees. What do we get from Sri.Soolini Durga? She is the rescuer from enemies. She secures all the wealth and assets. She helps us to come across all enemies. She cures the mind and physic. She blesses us with good children. She gives a lot of knowledge and wisdom. Whenever we call her she comes instantly to support us. It is very hard to go near her. If we go near her it is sure that we will come out of all our troubles. The ways and methods of rituals to get rid of various problems. To have good kids, those who need the kids should eat the rice offered to her everyday for a period of at least 48 days. It is very sure that they will get good kids. To get rid of the mind related troubles “Panakam” (sweet water prepared with sugar candy and dried ginger) is to be offered to her and the offered sweet water is to be drunk by the person having mental troubles. To get rid of the enemies we have to light the lamp with mustard oil. To get rid of the evil spirits we have to offer her butter. She likes the offerings much and blesses her devotees with their ambitions fulfilled. The method of Prayers. Daily the minimum Abishegam (holy bathe) to be performed with water and milk. By having this holy bath she becomes cool and blesses the devotees with cool walk of life. To attract the mind of a female one should offer betel leaves, betel nuts with spices like cardamom, nutmeg and menthol. By this offering she is pleased and she makes the mind of the girl to turn towards the person. She cures the different kinds of fever. Fever means not only the hike of temperature in the physical body. It refers to the heat in the mind and poverty. She easily removes these kinds of things. We have another trouble. It is called a Dhrushti or bad eyes or najar. This is the worst one. By praying Sri.Soolini Durga on Tuesdays and Fridays with the offering of lemon, we can easily come across the thing. We face a lot of problems caused by the nine planets. The invisible planets crate a lot of things in this visible world. She cures the ailments caused by the nine planets. She is called as “Aavesa Graha samharyai Namaha”.She cures all kind of physical and mind related problems. She is called as “Vyaadhi Naasini”. The word “Vyadhi” means problems caused by the unseen forces. By praying her she removes all kinds of problems. She is called as the best blessing deity. Atharva Veda has mentioned some easiest ways to get the blessings of Sri Soolini Durga. One of the easiest ways to get her blessings is lighting lemon lamps on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays and performing Ashtottara Sathanama Archana (Chanting of 108 names of Sri Soolini Durga). Anytime between 08.30 am to 08.00 pm is good to do this simple but effective worship. Hindu Temple of Ohio is the only temple in the entire western countries to have Sri Soolini Durga as one of the presiding deities. This is the only Hindu Temple that has specially trained priests to perform the rituals and an added qualification is the priests are multi lingual. Those who live in Ohio and nearby states can come in person to perform this simple but effective ritual. Thos who are living in other states can do this through the telephone. Only 100 archanas over telephone will be performed. To take part over the telephone, please contact any of the following telephone numbers and we provide the priests according to the language you speak. Pundit L.V.Sharma 678-232-5999 (Tamil and English) Pundit Srividya Ravi Gurukkal 937-239-9889 (Kannada and Telugu ) Pundit Seshamani Namboodri 614-264-8333 ( Malayalam ) To know more about Sri Soolini Durga, contact our priests. They are all well learned scholars. Come, have the darshan of Sri Soolini Durga get her blessings and solve your problems.
  • Karma 23 Delfa, Barnegat, N J Swamiji “May all the happiness you give to others be returned to you” is a great saying by one of the greatest scholars. I wish to repeat these words to you. I Thank you very much for the prayers and rituals you performed for me. Only because of those prayers and rituals, I am healthier by mentally and spiritually. Swamiji once again thanks to you, your prayers and rituals. As a result of those prayers and rituals I am doing well in my job also. Please continue to bless me. Rama N Prasad, Douglas, MA Swamiji, even though I wish to express a lot, I wish to tell the same only in few words. “Thank you and Please bless me and my family. A. Thomas, West Palm Beach, FL Revered Siddhar, I am amazed with your knowledge. I am a regular reader of the magazine Karma. Please provide me with a copy of Sri.Atharva Soolini Durga’s photograph. From your article on Sri. Atharva Soolini Durga I understood that, you are the only person to remove the evil spirits from me. Please remove that evil spirits from me and make me as one of the best human beings in the entire worlds. Bushan Lal Kaw, Edison NJ Respected Swamiji, I am on an official visit around New York. I came to access your monthly magazine Karma at the hotel where I stayed. It is really a fantastic magazine having all the spiritual information. Please bless me and my family and please be kind enough to mail a copy of the magazine to my Indian address. Thank you very much and Namaskars Swamiji. Marcellus Cooper, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. Swamiji, two months back I wrote you a letter stating that I and my family are affected by the spell of some evil spirits. Taking that letter as an emergency petition, you performed some wonderful Thantric Rituals to remove the spell of those evil spirits. Now we all are doing OK. I and my entire family submit our worships to your lotus feet daily. Thank you very much for making our life very fine. Jayanth Nathan, Buffalo Grove, IL Swamiji, only because of your wonderful Thantric Rituals, I am having a smooth family life now. I thank you very much for making my life a peaceful one. Even though there is no limit for your blessings, once again thank you very much Swamiji. Ramchandra Lakhani, Dublin, OH Thank you very much and Namaskars Swamiji. You have made our gone down business as the best. Our entire lives are dedicated to your golden feet. Om Namashivaya. Rani Lakkshmi Vadhwani, Kaysville, UT Swamiji, only because of your blessings and prayers my marriage is settled. My Namaskars to your golden feet. Asha Ratan Lal, Los Angels, CA Dear Swamiji, Namaskars. Only because of the wonderful magazine Karma, I contacted you. After your powerful Thantric rituals, my business is growing vigorously. Thanks for making me as the happiest businessman. Thanks and Namaskars once again. Siddharji you have done a great miracle with my son, who was addicted to drinks. Now he is fine. Once again thanks Swamiji. Christina Doopraj, Helena, MT I am a Guyanese living in MT. Thank you very much for the wonderful consultation given to me. Your words, actions and thoughts on the humanity are amazing. Only because of your holy thoughts you are leading a great and exemplary life. Only because of your Atharva Vedic Thantric Letters to Swamiji
  • Karma 24 rituals, I came out of the black magic problems. Thank you very much for you and your wonderful spiritual magazine Karma. Swathi Gaddam, Kahului, HI Maharaj, Namaskars. I used to read the magazine Karma through the website. After reading the articles on astrology, I approached you to solve the problems caused by my close relatives. You cleared everything with your wonderful mantra, thantra and yantra powers. Now I am very happy. Suresh Mathigadda, Lake City, MI Thanks a lot Swamiji for your wonderful contribution of the magazine Karma to enlighten the entire human race. Radhekrishna, Dayton, OH Thank you very much Swamiji for bringing out an ego free temple in my town. I came to the Temple after learning the news from the magazine Karma.Even though I wish to contribute a lot to the Temple and the magazine. I am not able to do so because of my poor earnings. Please kindly accept me as a volunteer to the Temple. Baba Wilman, Camden, SC Swamiji, Namaskars. Even though I have spoken with a lot of scholars, saints and monks, I have never felt the energy from anybody. While talking to you, I felt a great energy and aura from you. Thank you very much for giving such a wonderful experience to me. Anna Andrews Eagle River, WI My entire family is indebted to Siddhar. My only son has come out of his drug addiction only due to the miraculous spiritual healings from Swamiji Siddhar. Thanks for the wonderful magazine Karma for connecting our family with Swamiji. George Chen Mattawan, Choteau, MT DearSwamiji,Thanksforbringingoutagreatspiritual magazine Karma to enlighten the community. I am very happy to read the article Vedic Astrology. After reading that, I requested you to clear off the problems in my career. With the power of mantras, you cleared off all the problems in my career. I and my family members are very happy now and we all have become the regular readers of the magazine. We have also become as your ardent devotees. Rajasekar, Beltsville, VA I got married five years back. I had no kids. After reading the magazine Karma, I approached Swamiji Sri Siddhar to solve the problem. He found that due to some black magic we were unable to get good kids. He performed some Thantric rituals and blessed us. Now my wife is pregnant. Thanks to Swamiji for blessing us. Ketan Shah, Pueblo, CO Swamiji, I came to know about your good self and the temple through the wonderful magazine Karma. I approached you to fix the marriage problem of my daughter. Swamiji My daughter’s marriage is fixed now after a long time only by your blessings. Charles Misty, La Fayette, GA Dear Dr. Commander, I am a regular reader of the magazine Karma. Due to some kind of ill spirits, my only son has become a drug addict. By your great power, you brought my son out of his bad habit and you have given him a new life. Thank you very much for this. I do not keep any kind of photographs other than yours in my prayer. As I do not know to say thanks in your language, I say as “my entire family’s lives are surrendered to you”. Thanks. Nayak K Patel Houston TX Swamiji, even though I am a multi millionaire, I had no peace of mind. Only after your consultations, I am getting peace of mind. Please bless me and my family with the same continued piece of mind. Namaskars.
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  • Karma 26 Li t i g a t i o n is one of the toughest words in the legal dictionary. The blessing of the Almighty is needed along with the power of arguments and the knowledge of law. There are many attorneys in this universe. But only a few are very famous. As such there are many human beings in this universe. But only a few of them get into the litigation troubles. What are the reasons for all these things? Even if we think very deeply, we cannot find the proper answers for these questions. However the Atharva Veda has foreseen all these things thousands of years back and has found the answers for these questions. The answer is planets. What is the connection of planets to the normal walk of human life? The actions of the entire human race are controlled by the planets. The ascendant decides the capacity and character of the human being and the second place decides the power of speech. If the ascendant is occupied by the fearsome planets like Sun and Mars, the concerned individual will have the best leadership qualities and a great litigation attorney. Where as if the ascendant is occupied by the malefic planets like Saturn and Raaghu, definitely the concerned person will get into lot of litigation troubles. If the second house is occupied by the same malefic planets Saturn and Raaghu, the concerned individual will get into unwanted oral clashes. If the second house is occupied by the divine planet Jupiter we can easily say that the concerned individual will be an intellectual giant. There are a lot of other factors to decide the individual characteristics of an individual. How to ascertain the characters and qualities of an individual and how to find that the person will get into legal litigation problems? The only spiritual way is to scrutinize the horoscope in the specified ways of Atharva Veda. Atharva Veda is the only Veda that gives spiritual salvations for all kinds of problems. Swamiji Sri.Selvam Siddhar (Dr. Commander Selvam) is the only living Siddhar and the only Swamiji practicing the Atharva Vedic astrology in the entire western countries. He has got the fullest blessings of Lord Shiva, Vana Durga and Atharva Veda Yaksha/Yakshini devathas. He prepares and scrutinizes the individual’s horoscope as per the techniques of Atharva Veda and gets the wonderful spiritual solutions and salvations of all kinds of the problems faced by an individual. Before going deep into the spiritual salvation of the litigation problems, let us see what the meaning of litigation is. A lawsuit is a civil action brought before a court of law in which a plaintiff, a party who claims to have received damages from a defendant’s actions, seeks a legal or equitable remedy. The defendant is required to respond to the plaintiff’s complaint. If the plaintiff is successful, judgment will be given in the plaintiff’s favor, and a range of court orders may be issued to enforce a right, award damages, or impose an injunction to prevent an act or compel an act. A declaratory judgment may be issued to prevent future legal disputes. A lawsuit may involve dispute resolution of private law issues between individuals, business entities or non-profit organizations. A lawsuit may also enable the government to be treated as if it were a private party in a civil case, as plaintiff or defendant regarding an injury, or may provide the government with a civil cause of action to enforce certain laws. The conduct of a lawsuit is called litigation. Someone will never enter the doorsteps of the court house for their entire life time. Someone will spend unnecessarily for the legal expenses. Somebody will be in the court house either as a defendant or plaintiff throughout their entire life time. What is the reason for all these happenings? According to Atharva Veda the planets are the only reason for all these kind of problems. The misplacement of the planets make one to suffer a lot with these kind of legal problems. That too the combination of the planets Sun and Saturn, Sun and Raaghu, Moon and Raaghu and Moon and Kethu make one to suffer much due to the litigations. The special Atharva Vedic Thantric Rituals to the Atharva Veda Yaksha/Yakshini devathas will get the wonderful spiritual salvations for the litigation problems faced by a common and normal individual. Before starting the ritual, the mantras are to be initiated by Swamiji Sri.Selvam Siddhar and the rituals are to be performed with the utmost dedication and devotion to the Atharva Veda Yaksha/Yakshini devathas. The individuals can take part in the rituals either in person or through the telephone. By performing the rituals as prescribed, one can have the best spiritual salvations for the litigation problems faced by an individual. To know more and more about the planetary positions of an individual’s horoscope and to have spiritual salvations for the problems call @ USA toll free @ 1-888-808-1418 or email to avtemple@aol.com
  • Karma 27 The predictions are only general predictions and these are only guidelines. To know more and more accurate reading of your horoscope and for any questions about your problems, call Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar who is an authority of Atharva Vedic Astrology in the North America. The following predictions are based on Moon sign (the sign in which Moon/ Chandra is placed in the horoscope). The system of astrology used for making predictions is Atharva Vedic astrology. Planetary positions and transit rules have been applied accordingly. Please remember that the following are written in a very general way only. DO NOT assume any remedy by yourself. Contact Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar @ USA Toll Free 1-888-808-1418 or email to avtemple@aol.com Aries/ Mesham: In the Aries horoscope, the position of Saturn and Jupiter will produce positive results as a whole. Jupiter will change its rasi (sign) from May 2010 which will be significant. Prior to May 2010, Jupiter helped in the solution of financial and family matters and may open new avenues for employment and career opportunities. However, from May 2010, with its transit into Pisces, expenses will increase and there may be financial and family problems. The balance of the year as a whole will remain positive. The natives are advised to keep control on emotional outbursts, anger and dominating attitude. Caution while driving is advised. Mondays and Tuesdays should be eventful days. You will have compatibility with Gemini, Cancer, Libra andAquarius. Lucky colors are brown and maroon. Lucky numbers are 2, 3, 6 and 9. Taurus/ Rishabam: In the horoscope of Taurus, Saturn is not fully favorable but Jupiter is favorable which will help in matters relating to employment, financial gains and success in works initiated by the native. The transit of Jupiter to Pisces in May 2010 has made the planet more favorable. It will help in educational matters and property-related issues. You will be required to settle matters in the family and between friends till April 2010. The positive effects of Jupiter will continue for eight months from May 2010 which may help in solving marriage- related problems as well. You are advised to exercise caution in financial transactions. Don’t take any decision in haste. Keep away from intoxicants. The
  • Karma 28 good colors for you are white and sky blue. The eventful days are Fridays and Saturdays and the lucky numbers are 3, 6 and 9. You will be compatible with Cancer, Scorpio and Aquarius. Gemini/Mithunam: For Gemini people the 2nd half of the year 2010 will be of mixed trends. Both, Saturn and Jupiter will dominate the proceedings during the year which will not be always positive. The current transit of Saturn is not very encouraging. It will keep disturbing throughout the year. Jupiter was favorable till April 2010 which was protective. During May 2010, his transit to the 10th house may affect career prospects. Comparatively speaking, the role of Jupiter will not be wholly negative.You will be successful in your endeavors. Change in place of work is indicated. Property matters may remain important and may be sorted out. Spouse will have health problems. Caution must be exercised in starting a new business. The favorable color is green. The eventful day is Wednesday. Lucky numbers are 3, 5 and 9. You are compatible with Leo, Virgo and Sagittarius. Cancer/ Kadakam For Cancer natives, the second half of the year 2010 will be a good year. It will be a period of gain and success. Saturn in Virgo is good for the native. Raaghu in Sagittarius is also favorable and transit of Jupiter in Pisces is also very positive. You will be financially sound and may get positive verdicts from courts. You will be able to register victory on opponents. The May 2010, transit of Jupiter will help in streamlining disturbing factors relating to family affairs, financial matters and property matters. Health was an area of concern in the first-half of the year but conditions have started to improve in the second-half. You should remain careful while driving and take care of your personal security because opponents may be looking for a chance. The favorable colors are white and cream. Your eventful day is Monday. Lucky numbers are 2, 7 and 9 and compatible signs are Aries, Taurus, Libra and Capricorn. Leo/ Simmam: For Leos, the 2nd half of the year 2010will give mixed results. Saturn will remain in Virgo for the entire year. You will be under the influence of Sadhe Saati (7 and ½ years of Saturn) throughout the year. But, the fifth house Raaghu will be helpful. Jupiter remained favorable till April 2010 while it remained in Aquarius. But, from May 2010 it may create obstacles after his move into Pisces. During the period of Sadhe Saati, Saturn may help in achieving success only after hard work and initial obstacles. Business may suffer. Therefore, starting a new business may not be good. Problems from superiors and from government authorities are possible during the year. Cooperation from family members may not be readily available due to Saturn’s transit. Elders in the family may have health-problems. It is better to settle the problems with mutual consent in the family. The favorable colors are pink, red and orange. The eventful days are Sundays and Tuesdays. The lucky numbers are 1, 4 and 8 and compatible signs are Gemini and Scorpio. Virgo/Kanya: For Virgo natives, the 2nd half of the year 2010will give mixed results. Saturn will remain posited in the first house throughout the year. This may have varying effects and may create tension in life. Extra-endeavor will be required for success. People having benefit Saturn in the horoscope will be benefited and they will be successful in business, financial and legal matters. Time from May 2010 is favorable for marriage, alliances, partnerships, joint-ventures and new businesses.Thereispossibilityofproperty purchase. There can be improvement in your reputation and social standing as well. There can also be some tricky moments. Health-wise, the year is not very bad but still caution is required. The favorable color is Green. The eventful days are Wednesday. The lucky numbers are 5, 3 and 9. The compatible rasis are Gemini and Sagittarius. Libra/Thulam For Libra natives, the 2nd half of the year 2010 is going to give comparatively good results. Saturn in Virgo, Raaghu in Sagittarius and Kethu in Gemini will produce positive results as a whole. This is the period of Sadhe-Saati of Saturn but the planet may not give bad results. The challenges brought by it will trigger growth and enable you to gain favorable results. However, extra efforts will be needed for achieving the goals. There is possibility of acquisition of property and purchase of new vehicles. Expenses are likely to shoot-up. The stay of Jupiter in Aquarius till April 2010 was good for child, relationships, education and stock- market activities. Business prospects will remain good. But, caution is advised in financial matters. Success in politics and legal matters is also indicated. Health- wise the year is good. Control on violent outburst is necessary. The favorable colors are white and sky-blue. Lucky numbers are 3, 6 and 9. Eventful day is Friday. Compatible signs are Aries and Sagittarius.
  • Karma 29 Scorpio/ Viruchikam: For the natives of Scorpio, the 2nd half of the year 2010 seems to be very good. Saturn will remain in the 11th house throughout the year producing good results and success in financial issues. Transit of Jupiter to Pisces will also be favorable. However, the transit of Raaghu from Sagittarius can cause disagreements with relatives. The year will be good for financial gains, career-related issues, promotions, cordial relations with superiors and other successes of life. There will be peace on the family front. There is possibility of childbirth or happiness from children. Health-wise the year is good. Control on anger is advised. Hasty decisions should be avoided. The favorable color is red. Lucky numbers are 3, 6 and 9. Eventful day is Tuesday. Compatible signs are Taurus, Leo and Aquarius. Sagittarius/ Dhanus: For Sagittarius natives, the 2nd half of the year 2010 is comparatively good. Saturn in the 10th house will affect career. Transit of Jupiter in Pisces is favorable for career-related issues. This will be in the form of a protection. There may be obstacles but efforts will bring success. Opponents will be defeated. Business environment will remain helpful. Family wise, the year is good. New relationships will start. Health will remain good but Raaghu becomes responsible for mental tensions. There can be depression or fear from unknown. It is likely that the native will loose temper easily throughout the year. Control on emotions is advised. It is good to remain aware of responsibilities. The favorable colors are cream and orange. The eventful day is Thursday. The lucky numbers are 3, 6 and 9. The compatible signs are Gemini and Pisces. Capricorn/ Makaram For Capricorn natives, the 2nd half of the year 2010 is good. Saturn will remain in Virgo, the house of fortune throughout the year. Raaghu will be transiting in the 12th house and Kethu will be in the sixth house. Jupiter remained in the house of wealth (2nd house) till April 2010 brought positive results in financial matters. However, from May 2010 the transit of Jupiter in the house of courage (3rd house) has slightly changed the situation. On the whole, the year will be good for business, enterprise, career, financial matters, self-confidence, job promotions etc. There may be possibility of change of job. Residential problems may get sorted out. Family-wise, the year will give mixed results. Health-wise, there may be some problems and you are advised to keep away from intoxicants. Take calculated decisions. Favorable color for you is navy blue. Eventful day is Saturday. Lucky numbers are 1, 5 and 6 and compatible signs are Libra and Pisces. Aquarius/ Kumbam For Aquarius natives, the 2nd half of the year 2010 is expected to be good. Saturn will stay in Virgo in the 8th house throughout the year. This placement is not fully favorable. There is possibility of physical problems but otherwise it is good. Business and finances will improve during the year. Jupiter’s transit into the house of wealth from May 2010 is very good for financial gains. Raaghu will remain in the 11th house (gains) throughout the year. This is a welcome placement. The 2nd half of the year will be favorable and profitable for the native in many ways. Business will improve, career prospects will remain good. Change in occupation is also indicated. There is possibility of acquisition of property. Family-wise, the year will remain good and cooperation from the family will be available. Health-wise, the year will give mixed results. Keep away from people with questionable integrity. Favorable color for you is sky blue. Eventful days are Friday and Saturday. Lucky numbers are 1, 4, 8 and compatible signs are Taurus and Sagittarius. Pisces/ Meenam: For Pisces natives, the 2nd half of the year 2010 will be of mixed trends. Saturn in 7th house will give mixed results. Raaghu and Kethu will stay in Sagittarius and Gemini respectively throughout the year.These positions may produce mental tensions. Jupiter’s transit into Pisces in May 2010 will bring good results. The 2nd half of the year 2010 promises to start new relationships including possibility of marriage. Special efforts will be required to improve income, freedom from loans and for accomplishment of work. Lack of cooperation from seniors is indicated for those who are in job. Promotion can be obtained with difficulty. There may be obstacles in matters of acquisition of property but efforts will be successful. Family-wise, improvement of relationship with spouse and other family members is indicated. Health- wise, there can be some problems but can be overcome by keeping control on anger and tension. The favorable colors are yellow and cream. Favorable days are Thursday and Monday. Lucky numbers are 3, 6 and 9 and compatible signs are Sagittarius, Capricorn and Taurus. For more help, Please call Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar @ 408 829 7780 or at USA Toll Free 1-888- 808-1418 or E mail to avtemple@aol.com
  • Karma 30 Cute Puppies For Sale A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the pups and set about Nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard. As he was driving the last nail into the post, he Felt a tug on his overalls. He looked down into the Eyes of a little boy. Mister,” he said, “I want to buy one of your puppies.” “Well,” said the farmer, as he rubbed the sweat off the back of his neck, “these puppies come from fine parents and cost a good deal of money.” The boy dropped his head for a moment. Then reaching deep into his pocket, he pulled out a handful of change and held it up to the farmer. “I’ve got thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to take a look?” “Sure,” said the farmer. And with that he let out a whistle,”Here,Dolly!” he called. Out from the doghouse and down the ramp ran Dolly followed by four little balls of fur. The little boy pressed his face against the chain link fence. His eyes danced with delight. As the dogs made their way to the fence, the little boy noticed something else stirring inside the doghouse. Slowly another little ball appeared; this One noticeably smaller. Down the ramp it slid. Then in a somewhat awkward manner the little pup began hobbling toward the others, doing its best to catch up.... “I want that one,” the little boy said, pointing to the runt. The farmer knelt down at the boy’s side and said, “Son, you don’t want that puppy. He will never be able to run and play with you like these other dogs would.” With that the little boy stepped back from the fence, reached down, and began rolling up one leg of his trousers. In doing so he revealed a steel brace running down both sides of his leg attaching itself To a specially made shoe. Looking back up at the farmer, he said, “You see sir, I don’t run too well myself, and he will need Someone who understands.” The world is full of people who need someone who understands. DO NOT Drink And Drive A mother is devastated, she is howling with pain, yelling all she can in that dark and dingy corner of her four by four kholi. There was nobody to hear her yell and not a soul to pacify her,
  • Karma 31 because outside her shack is a long winding lonely road. There was no existence of mankind for miles and miles ahead. The wind was at rest, the leaves didn’t rustle and no resonance of a barking dog, silence filled the air. Loneliness was already killing her, but no one knows what made her cry? Losing something you love with all your heart isn’t really the grief you can ever overcome. Radha lost her baby. Her only means to live. She saw her child getting crushed under a car in front of her own eyes. Blood was all over and the accident was terrible. One lonely night, she was walking down the street t get a breath of fresh air with her child cuddled tight in her arms. She walked a long time s till she saw the face of mankind (in the evilest form). The whole time she walked with her child in her arms the only thing that worried her was Aryans (her son’s) future. What kind of a person will he be? Will he make me proud? How much light is life going to bring in his existence? She was imagining and feeling every day of the Childs growth, and what she had in store for him. But who knows what’s in store for us tomorrow, life can change in the splits of a second. Talk about destiny, all those dreams hopes and expectations were snatched away from her in an instant. Her smiles were frowns and her faith just crumbled, like a deal soul in a living, rather breathing body. This is how it happened…. On that abandoned road, were a few streetlights barely sufficient? There was this one light that was visible from a distance, but as it came closer it got brighter and brighter. That light changed radha’s life into darkness forever. A speeding car came down that road, as if the driver had jammed the accelerator, cutting across the wind. He came at a speek of 110kmph throwing beer bottles out of his half open window. He was definitely drunk, the speed took everything in its path. Just then, there was a loud cry, and silence set in again. The cry of a baby and no sight of a child. Ironically the mother wasn’t hurt, not a scratch on a body, not a bruise on her arm. She opened her eyes and didn’t sheAryan, her vision was blur. After a few minutes when her sight cleared up she looked all over frantically for her baby, but alas! There was nothing. Just then she noticed something about then feet away it was blood draining into the gutter’s, and pieces of minced flesh, laying there saying so much without saying anything at all. The blood of her baby, the child who hadn’t even seen life, He paid the price for another man’s folly. The same little child whose future was just being planned. Simple, don’t drink and drive. You could take a life, but kill a number of people. Father’s Blessings A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer’s showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted. As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs that his father had purchased the car. Finally, on the morning of his graduation, his father called him into his private study. His father told him how proud he was to have such a fine son, and told him how much he loved him. He handed his son a beautifully wrapped gift box. Curious, but somewhat disappointed, the young man opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible, with the young man’s name embossed in gold. Angry, he raised his voice to his father and said “With all your money, you give me a Bible?” and stormed out of the house, leaving the Bible. Many years passed and the young man was very successful in business. He had a beautiful home and wonderful family, but realized his father was very old, and thought perhaps he should go to him. He had not seen him since that graduation day. Before he could make arrangements, he received a telegram telling him his father had passed away, and willed all of his possessions to his son. He needed to come home immediately and take care of things. When he arrived at his father’s house, sudden sadness and regret filled his heart. He began to search through his father’s important papers and saw the still new Bible, just as he had left it years ago. With tears, he opened the Bible and began to turn the pages. And as he did, a car key dropped from the back of the Bible. It had a tag with the dealer’s name, the same dealer who had the sports car he had desired. On the tag was the date of his graduation, and the words PAID IN FULL. How many times do we miss Spirit’s blessings and answers to our prayers because they do not arrive exactly as we have expected? TODAY’S affirmation: “Today I look beyond the obvious and allow miracles to be created in my life.”
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  • Karma 34 Participate in the following Powerful Homas and Yagnas in the only biggest Hindu Temple in the entire Midwest of USA. Yagnas and Homas conducted by experienced Atharva Vedic pundits with immense dedication, devotion and knowledge in “Yaksha/Yakshini” worship. Hindu Temple of Ohio is the only Hindu Temple in the nation which is specialized in Atharva Vedic Rituals to make its followers to come out of their various difficulties. The mandir is open 24 hours a day for the devotees. Please call Chief Priest Ravi Gurukkal @ 937- 239-9889 for more information The following are the few Maha Yagnas/ Homas exclusively performed by Hindu Temple of Ohio in an Atharva Vedic way, the only Hindu Temple in the nation, which is competent to perform the same. SREE ATHARVA GANAPATHY HOMA For removal of all kinds of problems, marital bliss, peace of mind, to remove all kinds of obstacles, ever lasting prosperity and to remove all kind of graha doshas. The Ever Rewarding - ATHARVA PATHALA BHAIRAVI MAHA YAGNA/ HAVAN/ HOMAM There is no yagna equal tothis Maha Yagna, which brings the most powerful blessings to mankind. “kalau chandi vinayakau” - in kali yuga the fastest way to have salvation is by the grace of Chandika Parameshwari and Ganesha. Atharva Pathala Bhairavi is another form of Sri. Chandika Parmaeshwari. The yagna is done with the powerful Atharva veda Moola mantras, added with the Chandi Navakshari mantra as samputa and ahuthi is given to appease paradevata Chandika along with this wonderful Yakshini Devatha Pathala Bhairavi.. All the avarana devatas, yoginis and bhairavas are invoked in this yagna. Even the greatest hardships and dangers are removed by this yagna. By Pathala Bhairavi’s divine grace, nothing is impossible in this world! SARABHA, SOOLINI, ATHARVANA BADRAKALI PRATYANGIRA HOMA For removing: black magic, dhrishti doshas, graha doshas, curses such as devata saapa, pitru saapa, etc. All kind of difficulties, being free from all kind of problems, family problems, peace of mind, harmony at home, uplift in spiritual path are the blessings of this Maha Yagna. SARABHA SOOLINI ATHARVANA BADRAKALI PRATYANGIRA HOMA will be conducted by highly skilled Devi Upasaks who have conducted numerous Sri Vidya and many Devi Homas and Yagnasforthebettermentoftheirdevotees. SARABHA SULINI ATHARVANA BADRAKALI PRATYANGIRA HOMA is not a daily affair and only capable Upasaks are able to carry this out to yield 100% benefits. ATHARVAAKKARSHANA BHAIRAVA HOMA This is one of the rarest yagnas. It surely bestows dhana akarshana with Bhairava’s grace, blesses one with immense wealth, Powerful Homas and Yagnas/ Rituals
  • Karma 35 happiness, and Lakshmi kadaksha. It removes all kind of dangers and blesses one with abundance. A must for all those seeking urgent financial assistance. BRAMHASTRA ATHARVA BAGALAMUKHI HOMA Baglamukhi Devi is a bestower of assured victory in suits, elections, destroys kritya karma done by enemies, victory in debates, vaak siddhi, prosperity, removes all obstacles in spirituality, gives strength to face challenges, removes all kind of dangers, ability to control the senses, yoga siddhi , settles all kind of quarrels between family/ friends etc and reunite them. SHODASA MAHA LAKSHMI HOMA This homa is done with mantras of 16 Lakshmis with Kubera shodashaksari samputa mantra. It certainly gives 16 kinds of wealth, it gives soundarya siddhi (beauty), dhana prapti (wealth), health, putra labha, jagat vasya, success in business, attraction, jana akarshana, pushti, santhusti, all kinds of luxuries, marriage, wisdom, fame, everlasting happiness and Kubera sampath. ATHARVA NEELINI HAVAN/ HOMA For getting good husband, good married life, timely marriage SWAPNA VARAHI HOMA To receive Devi Varahi’s grace, to be blessed with oratory skills, to remove fears, to be a blessed one with wisdom, to get monetary gains, to remove fear of enemies, to remove the bad effects of planets. All these Homas/Yagnas/Havan are to be performed only as per the directions of Swamiji. To schedule any Homas/ Yagnas/Havans please contact 1-888-808-1418 or the Chief Priest Srividya Ravi Gurukkal @ 937-239-9889 Problems of felony, misdemeanor and DUI and spiritual salvation of the problems through the Atharva Veda. The services of Dr. Commander Selvam (Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar) are needed in all aspects of life. But more of his spiritual services are needed in legal issues. Swamiji is not an attorney of any kind or Para legal. But he is the best mediator or broker between an individual and the Almighty. As the attorneys are very well versed in Arguments that are called as “Vaadham” in Sanskrit, Swamiji is well versed in the “Mantra Vaadham” (argument in the court of Almighty and Atharva Veda Yaksha/Yakshini devathas). There are a lot of legal issues. We will discuss about felony, misdemeanor and DUI cases and getting rid of the problems faced by an individual. The Atharva Veda is the only Veda that deals with spiritual healing of the problems and spiritual salvations of the problems faced by each and every individual. A felony is a serious crime in the entire world. Felonies were originally crimes which involved the confiscation of a convicted person’s land and goods; other crimes were called misdemeanors. The Federal government defines a felony as a crime which involves a potential punishment of one year or longer in prison. Crimes commonly considered to be felonies include, aggravated assault and/or battery, arson, burglary, illegal drug abuse/sales, embezzlement, grand theft, tax evasion, treason, espionage, racketeering, robbery, murder, rape, kidnapping and fraud. Broadly, felonies can be categorized as either violent or non-violent (property, drug, white-collar) offenses. Some offenses, though similar in nature, may be felonies or misdemeanors depending on the circumstances. For example, the illegal manufacture, distribution or possession of controlled substances may be a felony, although possession of small amounts may be only a misdemeanor. Possession of a deadly weapon may be generally legal, but carrying the same weapon into a restricted area such as a school may
  • Karma 36 be viewed as a serious offense, regardless of whether or not there is intent to use the weapon. It is not that each and every one doing any or all of the aforesaid are caught by the police and taken in front of the law. Only a few are caught. Even only a few out of the caught are punished. What is the reason for this? According to the sayings of Atharva Veda nobody in this earth are born as criminals. But they are made as criminals by the environment and the planetary positions in the concerned individual’s horoscope. If the planets are weak in the horoscope, they become the worst criminals. If the planet Sun’s position is weak it is definite that the person will be imprisoned at least for a few months. At the same time if the planet Sun joins with the planet Saturn he becomes powerless. The powerless Sun always puts the individual in troubles and makes the person to do illegal affairs more and more. The individual will be going to jail often. If the planet Sun is debilated and sits along with Raaghu, the individual will be put into jail for false complaints and allegations on him. There are more and more aspects to be calculated according to Atharva Veda. The Atharva Veda tells more and more Yaksha/Yakshini devathas to be worshipped through the rituals. A misdemeanor, in many common law legal systems, is a “lesser” criminal act. Misdemeanors are generally punished much less severely than felonies, but theoretically more so than administrative infractions (also known as regulatory offenses). Many misdemeanors are punished with monetary fines. Usually only repeat misdemeanor offenders are punished by actual jail time. It is highly unlikely that a first time misdemeanant will serve any jail time. It is likely that if one is convicted of a misdemeanor that it will be expunged. In the United States, the federal government generally considers a crime punishable with incarceration for one year or less to be a misdemeanor. All other crimes are felonies. The distinction between a felony and misdemeanor has been abolished by most other common law jurisdictions. Crimes are divided into summary offences and indictable offences. Those who are convicted of a misdemeanor are known as misdemeanants (as contrasted with those convicted of a felony that is known as felons). Depending on the jurisdiction, examples of misdemeanors may include: petty theft, prostitution, public intoxication, simple assault, disorderly conduct, trespass, vandalism, drug possession, DUI and other similar crimes. Those people who are convicted of misdemeanors are often punished with probation, community service or part-time imprisonment, served on the weekends. The planetary position in an individual’s horoscope is the only reason for all these problems. If the planet Venus is not in a good position in a female’s horoscope, that female’s character will not be good. If that weaker Venus joins with the malefic planet Raaghu it is sure that the particular female will be imprisoned for prostitution case. These are only hints. There are a lot of points are to be analyzed. Driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs is the act of operating a vehicle after consuming alcohol or using drugs.Itisacriminaloffense.Thevariousversionsof“driving under the influence” generally constitute a misdemeanor (punishable by up to one year in jail). However, the offense may be elevated to a felony (punishable by a longer term in state prison) if the incident caused serious injury (felony DUI), death (vehicular manslaughter or vehicular homicide), or extensive property damage or if the defendant has a designated number of prior DUI convictions within a given time period. Each and everyone are driving cars and motor vehicles. Not all of them are drinking alcohol. Only a few of them use alcohol or drugs while driving. Even only a few among these alcohol and drug users are arrested by the police. What is the reason for this? According to Atharva Veda the planets play a major role in changing the mind of a person. Out of the nine planets the planet Mercury controls the brain and mind of an individual. If the planet Mercury is in his own house, the individual will have a clear thinking. That individual won’t do any harm or any kind of unlawful activities. If the same planet Mercury sits along with the planet Mars, that concerned individual will be ready even to inject poison in his blood and will be ready even to do the most unlawful things. Not only this. There are more evil planets’ position to divert an individual’s mind towards the drugs and alcohol. How to avoid these sorts of evil planets’ position? Performing Atharva Veda Thantric rituals as per the instructions of Swamiji Sri.Selvam Siddhar is the only way to control all these sort of evil planets’ position. Basically Dr. Commander Selvam (Swamiji Sri.Selvam Siddhar) wishes each and every one who comes to him, should get settled with all their issues, and imbalances in their life with the blessings of Atharva Veda Yaksha/ Yakshini Devathas. He wishes that none should be called as felon or misdemeanants. Dr. Commander Selvam (Swamiji Sri.Selvam Siddhar) has deeply researched the Atharva Veda and has found out a lot of reasons. Nobody in the entire world wishes to be called as criminals.The planets’positions in one’s horoscope or birth chart make one as a good human being or a criminal. If the planets Sun, Mercury, Jupiter and Mars are not placed properly in one’s horoscope, it is very clear that the person will have the name as criminal. What is the way to remove the evilness of the planets? Worshipping the Atharva Veda Yaksha/Yakshini devathas through the rituals as per the divine instruction of Dr. Commander Selvam (Swamiji Sri.Selvam Siddhar) is the only way to solve the problems of felony, misdemeanor and DUI cases. To know more and more about individual horoscope and to solve your problems contact Dr. Commander Selvam (Swamiji Sri.Selvam Siddhar) @ USA toll free 1-888-808- 1418 or email to avtemple@aol.com
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  • Karma 38 The problems in the relationship between father in law, mother in law and daughter in law and the spiritual solutions for the problems. Up to the marriage a girl is only a daughter. After the marriage she becomes the daughter in law of a different family. Normally most of the families consider the daughter in law as the most important member of the family and show a great love and affection to her. But in few families the daughter in law will be tortured like anything by the in laws. The father and mother of the husband are called as the father in law and mother in law. According to the horoscope of the suffering girl the planets will be in the worst position. If the planets Sun, Moon and Venus are not in a good position it is definite that the girl will have lot of troubles from her mother in law and father in law. Among These Planets If the Planet Sun is in a good position surely that girl will have a great support from her father in law. If the planet Moon is in a good position, the girl will get the wonderful help from the mother in law but she will have more disturbances from her father in law. If the planet Venus is in a good position in the horoscope of the suffering girl, she will get the greatest help from her husband but the troubles from the father in law and mother in law will be more. What is the best way to solve all these kinds of problems? Atharva Veda has explained about a lot of Yaksha/Yakshini devathas to solve this worst problem. For solving some problems Dr. Commander Selvam (Swamiji Sri.Selvam Siddhar) prescribes only the devathas rituals. For clearing some problems he prescribes devathas rituals along with Yaksha/Yakshini devathas rituals. For clearing certain problems Dr. Commander Selvam (Swamiji Sri.Selvam Siddhar) prescribes only Yaksha/Yakshini devathas rituals. What is devatha? What is YakshadevathasandwhatisYakshinidevathas? Devathas are Gods. Yaksha is the masculine gender for demi- gods and the Yakshini is the feminine gender of demi goddesses. For correcting the problem of relationship between the father in law, mother in law and daughter in law Atharva Veda describes both Yaksha and Yakshini devathas rituals. There are eighteen devathas in total. Out of this eighteen eleven are male demi gods and seven are female demi goddesses. The eleven Yaksha devathas are called as “Ekadasa Maha Yakshas”. According to Atharva Veda they have got very fearsome poses. The first is Neelakanta Yaksha. He has a blue throat. He controls the voice of the father in law and mother in law. The next is Visalaksha Yaksha. He makes the bad vision of the father in law and mother in law as the best one. The third is Marthanda Yaksha. He graces the daughter in law with a great mental strength. The fourth is Swachandha Yaksha. He graces the daughter in law with a smiling face. The fifth is Athisanthushta Yaksha. He makes the father in law and mother in law to feel satisfied with the daughter in law. The sixth is Kechara Yaksha. He removes the evil ideas from the minds of father in law and mother in law. The seventh is Samhara Yaksha. He kills the evilness of the planets. The eighth is Viswaroopa Yaksha. He develops the good image of the daughter in law in minds father in law and mother in law. The ninth is Manovega Yaksha. He speeds up the minds of the father in law and mother in law to be soft and sweet to the daughter in law. The tenth is Kreetana Yaksha. He makes the daughter in law as the important personality of the family. The eleventh one is Mohana Yaksha. He creates a great love and affection in the minds of father in law and mother in law towards the daughter in law. The Atharva Veda tells that these mantras should be learnt only from a Guru maharaj. The rituals performed as per the directions of a Guru Maharaj along with the help of learned Vedic scholars give the entire benefit of the rituals. The devathas and Yaksha/ Yakshini devathas solve the problems and bless the devotee with a long and happy living. To know more and more about Yaksha/ Yakshini devathas and to solve the problems in relationships, Contact Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar @ USA toll free 1-888-808-1818 or email to avtemple@aol.com
  • Karma 39 Kala Jadoo/ Black Magic/Marundhu/ Mandiram/ Mayam/ Pilli/ Soonyam/ Yeval/Evil Curse? Due to jealousy, heart burning or some base cause, some of the Thantrics use cheap tactics to overcome the adversaries, which ruins one’s life. Are you also under such a spell? We must have peace and happiness in life, and to achieve the same we work hard. But we do not get in return to the proportions of our labor. We get very little even after the best of our efforts, we toil to get success in our business but the profits are too little. We do not want any discontentment or discord in our family life, but in spite of our best efforts, the peace and tranquility of our family is disturbed. On the other hand people work very little, but get too much in return. Businessmen have ample wealth just by putting in little efforts, but we are disappointed even after continuous efforts. It leads us to conclude, that there are some evil forces which make our strategies unsuccessful. Kala Jadoo Prayog : Main Difficulties & Problems:- Whenever you face such situations, feel assured that someone has used Black Magic on you, as a result of which all your efforts become ineffective. Though such prayog is not easy, but some Thantrics expertise in it and torture innocent souls at the behest of selfish and greedy people. Such Thantrics have made Black Magic their profession, and use it on others indiscriminately at the behest of their adversaries, to mint money. Thus the happy life of the people is spoiled. Such so-called Black-Magicians, no doubt can harm others, but they do not possess the powers to counter such Thantrik moves. As a result the victim keeps on suffering and sometimes it leads to the death of the victim. It is in fact very easy to cause harm through Thantra, but very difficult to amend the damage done. In order to learn the art of saving, one has to undergo Sadhna and Siddhi, and only a Thantric of high caliber can do so. The Effectd of Black Magic/ Kala Jadoo 1. Continuous illness. All treatments fail. 2. Constant worries, suicidal tendencies, or a desire to move away from home and family. 3. Continuous illness of any member of the family. 4. Too much weakness associated with obesity and being short tempered. 5. Sterility, without any physical deficiency or without any medical reason. 6. Repeated miscarriages or death of the children. 7. Sudden unnatural deaths in the family. 8. Problems in the construction of house, factory or any other building. 9. Shortness of money, in spite of hard labor. 10. No desire to live. Feels suffocated. Life seems useless. No desire to rise in life. 11. Sudden quarrels between brothers or the members of the family, without any reason. 12. Achievement of objectives seems impossible. 13. Loss in the business of property. 14 . Ill-health and under-development of children. 15. Loss of peace due to the fear of enemies and their evil designs. 16. Discord between spouses or the family. 17. Greatest efforts resulting in a failure. 18. Lack of Government favors, promotions and the desired transfers. 19. Poverty, in spite of hard work. These are some effects which prove that you are under the spell of Black Magic. Though intelligent, you fail to find solution to such problems. It is due to the Thantric Prayog that all your wisdom, all your strategies and all your intelligence fails. Thantra Prayog In order to overcome all these troubles, Raksha Prayog is indispensable, to make such Black Magic ineffective. As already told, such art is known only to those Thantric scholars, who have performed Sadhna and attained Siddhi. The Magazine Karma (www.karmamagazine.com) will guide you in this respect. Its aim is to make your life happy, to make your life trouble free, so that you can move forward continuously. Special Soolini Aasura Yakshini Kavach Our society is ridden with enmity, jealousy, and prejudices. Hence people use Black-Magic against each other, as a result of which, the victim remains disturbed, depressed and ultimately he meets his disaster. Business is ruined, health deteriorates, loss and mental ailment result in untimely death. Due to a maran prayog, he resembles a moving corpse. We receive hundreds of such letters, with such problems. Therefore the kind-hearted Tantra scholars have made an “Shiva Rudra Vishnu Malya Thantra” and or “Yantra” available, which is Mantra Siddh, Pranpratishtthit, (i.e. energized, consecrated and sanctified) and is very effective. As soon as one keeps it in their home or Business after proper Thantra Rituals by a Siddhar who is an authority of Atharva Veda, and who has his own Shiva and Atharva Soolini Temple could settle these difficulties. A different Yantra is energized specially for every individual. Om Shanthi Contact Swamiji in USA @ 408 829 7780 (PHONE) or email to avtemple@aol.com
  • Karma 40 There are many problems in getting married. Nowadays getting married in the prescribed age has become very rare. There are a lot of reasons for this. The major problem is called as “Mars Dosha” or “Manglik”. There is nothing wrong in being a Manglik. Mangliks are normal people. Most importantly, Mangliks should realize that being a Manglik is not a matter to be afraid of; it is not the end of the world for them. Matters pertaining to the intensity of the Manglik Dosha and its cancellation play major roles and these are to be studied deeply. Atharva Veda has mentioned a lot about the Manglik Dosha and the remedies for overcoming the Manglik Dosha. One of the biggest misconceptions and fears in the Hindu society with respect to marriage is the presence of Mars Dosha or Kuja Dosha in the horoscope. Mars Dosha occurs, when Mars is placed in the ascendant, 4th, 7th, 8th or 12th house of the natal chart. However, the Atharva Veda includes the 2nd house also in the Mangal Dosha list. People in whose natal chart Mars is placed in the above positions are called Mangliks. Now let us see who is Mars or Mangal or Kuja. Planet Mars in Vedic Astrology Planet Mars is considered to be a commander-in-chief among all the other planets. It symbolizes immense courage, aggression, vitality, confidence and warrior qualities. It drives the fire of independent spirit and sense of purpose among individuals. Mars is also known as Angaraka and Kuja, meaning the burning coal and the fair one respectively. He rules over the two sidereal signs of Aries and Scorpio. He is exalted in Capricorn and fallen in the sign Cancer. Mars is identified with Lord Karthikeya, the god of war. He is the son of Lord Shiva. Karthikeya was born with six heads and he killed the invincible demon Taraka, releasing the Devas from Taraka’s oppression. The above depict the valor, strength, courage and the protective quality of Mars. Thus, Mars is known as the protector of dharma and the purpose in life. Misconceptions about Manglik Dosha Now days a lot of fake astrologers have entered in the field. They are not so well learned scholars of astrology. They have done a lot of misconceptions in all aspects of astrology. That too particularly, they have done a lot of misconceptions about mars. They have done a lot of misconceptions in married life and getting marriage. They have taken their shelter in Magal or Kuja or mars. Some of the most common misconceptions about the planet Mars is that if a person is born on a Tuesday, then he is said to be a Manglik or Mars-dominated native. But it is not true. Another misconception is “double Manglik Dosha”, which is a term being used by many astrologers. There is no such term as “Double Manglik Dosha”, which refers to Mars being in any of the above mentioned houses and also in its own sign or in exaltation. Atharva Veda, be On the contrary, Mars in own house or exaltation will considerably reduce the ill effects of the Manglik Dosha. The most famous misconception about being a Manglik is that if he/she is married to a non-Manglik, then the spouse is bound to die. The above can be seen in a few cases, where Mars is severely afflicted; overall strength of the horoscope also needs to be checked according to the Atharva Veda techniques. Marriage and Manglik Dosha Manglik Dosha is primarily considered at the time of marriage. Many people consider Manglik Dosha as a bad yoga and are reluctant to marry the persons, who have the Dosha, even if the Dosha is cancelled in the birth chart. The nature of the troubles in marriage absolutely depends on the nature of Mars in the natal Chart and the Navamsa Chart. Also the birth chart’s overall strength should be assessed, especially regarding aspects from any benefic planets on the 7th house and 7th lord. Another factor influencing the Manglik Dosha is the age of the person at the time of marriage. Mars is said to have a maturity age of 28. For a Manglik person, the malefic effects of Mars reduce after the age of 28. Common effects attributed to Mars with respect to its position in the natal chart: Mars in the first house: - quarrelsome on even minor issues; combative and dominating in relationship. Mars in the 2nd house: - harsh speech, lack of money and understanding in the family. Mars in the 4th house :- aggressive emotional nature, which may effect the career-front, with frequent changes in profession. Mars in the 7th house: - a lot of energy; difference of opinion with family members, that too particularly with the spouse. Mars in the 8th house: - early death of the mate. Mars in the 12th house: - financial losses, many enemies and repressed anger. All the aforesaid are only hints and basics. To know more and more about individual horoscope and to solve your problems contact Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar @ USA toll free 1-888- 808-1418 or email to avtemple@aol.com
  • Karma 41 The human body is the combination of the five basic elements. These elements are earth, water, fire, sky and wind. As the super human power controls the entire universe, the mind controls the entire human body. The planets control the human body and the planets are controlled by the Yaksha/Yakshini devathas. These yaksha/yakshini devathas are controlled by the super human power, Almighty the God. The misplacement of the planets makes the human body weak or strong. If the body is weak, there are many physical remedies to strengthen the weaker body as stronger. Those physical remedies are to be carried out along with the spiritual remedies. They both join together and make the human body as stronger and fit one. The condition of the human mind differs from the condition of the human body. There is an ancient saying as “The mind in its own place can make a hell of heaven or heaven of hell”. The Atharva Veda says as “Mana eva manushyaanaam kaaranam bandha mokshayoho”. The meaning of this verse is “the human mind is the only reason for the developments or for the deteriation of a human being”. The controlling of the mind is not easily achievable, but it is very easy by continuous practice. Only if the planetary positions in a human’s horoscope are good, then only the mind will be very clear. Only if the planetary positions of an individual’s horoscope are good, that individual can control the mind very easily. If not that particular individual will not be able to control the mind and due to that his entire life style will be out of control. What is the remedy for this? According to the Hindu philosophies, there are four Vedas namely, Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda and Atharva Veda. Among these four Vedas, the Atharva Veda is the only Veda that deals with the application part of the God or Almighty’s super human power. All the other Vedas consist of Sutras (formulas or methods) but the Atharva Veda has only Thantras. The Sanskrit word Thantra means, the ways and means of coming out of the problems, using the spiritual guidelines and applications. Even though there a lot of Atharva Vedic Thantras, two Thantras play a vital role in solving the problems faced by a human being in a spiritual way. They are Rudra Yamala Thantra, also known as Shiva Rudra Thantra and the second one is Vishnu Darmottara Thantra also known as Vishnu Maalya Thantra. The diagnostic technique of the problems is Atharva Vedic Astrology. In these days, even in India, there are only a few persons practicing the Atharva Vedic Astrology. That too in the entire Western Countries, there is only one person practicing the Atharva Vedic astrology. That only person is Swamiji Sri.Selvam Siddhar. He has mastered the art of Atharva Vedic astrology and does a lot of good turns for the development of the entire human race. The ascendant, 5th and 9th houses of an individual’s horoscope play a vital role in deciding the mental strength of an individual. The planetary positions of the horoscope are to be analyzed as per the A t h a r v a V e d i c techniques. If the owner of the ascendant is weak and the owner of the fifth house is debilitated, it is sure that the particular individual will be in the position of being admitted to a mental asylum. If the same debilitated planet is focused or gets the vision of the planet Jupiter, that person will have a weak mind but will be able to control the mind. If the planet Jupiter himself is very weak, it is definite that the particular individual will not control the wavering mind. By that wavering mind that particular individual will do many illegal things and that particular individual will be punished by the law and enforcement authorities. If the owner of the eighth house is in a weaker position or debilitated but the owner of the ascendant is strong, that person will try to commit suicide but will be saved from death. If the ninth house owner is in an exalted position and the owner of the ascendant is also in an exalted position, it is sure that the particular individual will have a good command and control over the mind. The weak mind in the children will lead them for drug or alcohol addiction and their entire life will be ruined. The weak mind in the females will lead them to lead an immoral life. The weak mind of a male will make him as a criminal. How to solve these problems? If the problem creating factors are visible to the naked eyes, we can easily resolve the problems physically. If the problem creating factors are invisible to the naked eyes, only the spiritual powers can help to solve the problems. How to identify those spiritual powers? First the horoscope is to be scrutinized by Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar as per the specifications of Atharva Veda. Then the root cause of the problem will be found and the particular Atharva Veda Yaksha/Yakshini devathas are to be worshipped through the rituals for the period mentioned by Swamiji Sri.Selvam Siddhar. Here another question arises? What is the different between a Pooja, prayer and rituals? The pooja is the most important part of a human’s life. It is the regular thanks giving for the Almighty God. The prayers are the humble most requests to the God. In these two methods, no spiritual healing or salvation of the problems are involved. But in the rituals only the spiritual healing and spiritual salvation of the problems are involves. So, by performing the rituals to the particular Atharva Veda Yaksha/ Yakshini devathas, one can have the best spiritual salvations of the problems. 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  • Karma 44 The human race begins only from a child or kid. The Atharva Veda tells a lot about kids or children. Swamiji Sri Siddhar has conducted many researches according to Vedic scriptures to analyze the problems in getting good kids. There are too many problems. Even though there are too many problems the problems have been clarified into two major parts. One is getting a kid and the other is bringing up the kid. The Atharva Vedic astrology deals a lot into this subject. Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar has brought out all these factors to the modern world. The Atharva Veda has also classified the kids in various manners. They are sisu, balaka or balaki, tharuna/tharuni. Balaka is masculine gender and Balaki is feminine gender. Tharuna is masculine gender and Tharuni is feminine gender. The term sisu has the similar meaning of a neonatal and an infant. The sisu is up to the age of pre schooling. Balaka/balaki is up to the teen age. The teenagers are called as tharuna/tharuni. Childbirth is the process in which the baby is born. It is considered as the beginning of a person’s life, where age is defined relative to this event in most cultures. There are many problems in getting good kids. The problem starts from the parent’s fertility. The problems are to be analyzed right from the beginning. The problems begin right from the stage of fertilization. The Atharva Veda has also classified the kids in various manners. They are sisu, balaka or balaki, tharuna/tharuni. Balaka is masculine gender and Balaki is feminine gender. Tharuna is masculine gender and Tharuni is feminine gender. The term sisu has the similar meaning of a neonatal and an infant. The sisu is up to the age of pre schooling. Balaka/balaki is up to the teen age. The teenagers are called as tharuna/tharuni. Childbirthistheprocessinwhichthebabyisborn.Itisconsidered as the beginning of a person’s life, where age is defined relative to this event in most cultures. There are many problems in getting good kids. The problem starts from the parent’s fertility. The problems are to be analyzed right from the beginning. The problems begin right from the stage of fertilization. As per the Atharva Vedic scriptures the children up to the age of seven are considered as divine images and they are considered as next to God. Children from the age of seven were considered responsible for their actions. Child development refers to the biological and psychological changes that occur in human beings between birth and the end of adolescence, as the individual progresses from dependency to increasing autonomy. According to Atharva Veda and Swamiji Sri.Selvam Siddhar (Dr. Commander Selvam) these developmental changes may be strongly influenced by genetic factors and events during prenatal life, genetics and prenatal development are usually included as part of the study of child development. Developmental change may occur as a result of genetically-controlled processes known as maturation, or as a result of environmental factors and learning, but most commonly involves an interaction between the two. Above all these factors there is another invisible factor that decides the nature of a kid. That is astrology. According to Vedic Astrology the Ascendant or lagna is the most important factor to decide the life of a common individual. There is another ascendant too. It is called as “Aadhana Lagnam”. By calculating that Aadhana lagnam one can ascertain the time of the concievement of the particular kid. Atharva Veda has put a rule to the Vedic Astrologers. It is “Learn the process of preparing the Aadhana Lagnam. Unless otherwise it is considered as the most important don’t use it”. There are a lot of factors that decide the various aspects of a kid. The various aspects are obedience, knowledge, adherence to the elders, thirst towards education and strong physic and strong mind. The factors that decide all the things are the position of the planets in one kid’s birth chart or horoscope. By properly analyzing the position of the planets one can easily have the spiritual salvation of the problems faced by a kid. The horoscope is to be prepared according to the Atharva Veda techniques and to be read in the Atharva Veda standard. The rituals are to be performed according to the guidance of a learned Atharva Veda scholar. By doing so one kid can have a wonderful spiritual salvation for the problems. The optimal development of children is considered vital to society and so it is important to understand the social, cognitive, emotional, and educational development of children. In addition there are also some theories that seek to describe a sequence of states that comprise child development. Attachment theory, originating in the work of Atharva Veda, is a psychological, evolutionary and ethological theory that provides a descriptive and explanatory framework for understanding interpersonal relationships between human beings. Attachment theorists consider children to have a need for a secure relationship with adult caregivers, without which normal social and emotional development will not occur. There are a lot of problems concerned with kids. It starts from getting the kids and it goes up to the marriage of the kids. Swamiji Sri.Selvam Siddhar has done a vast research of Atharva Veda and he has many wonderful spiritual ways to solve the problems. To solve your problems contact Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar @ USA toll free 1-888-808-1418 or email to avtemple@aol.com Problems in getting good kids and spiritual salvation of the problems through the Atharva Veda.
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  • Karma 46 Yogas/ Benefits of different Grahas in our Jathakam/ Janmakshar/ Kundli/ Teva Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar RAJA YOGAS IN ATHARVA VEDIC ASTROLOGY. I have written more and more articles with the most interesting aspects of Atharva Vedic Astrology. In this, I wish to write about various yogas and my ideas of Kuja Dosha (Manglik or Mars dosha) based on Atharva Veda. Avatara Yoga If the lord of the (lagna) Ascendant occupies a Kendra (cardinal) and Venus and Jupiter in 1st, 4th, 7th or 10th houses, and Saturn in exaltation, Avatara yoga is formed. Benefits :- This yoga bestows spiritual blessings uplifting the individual’s mind and heart, enabling him to attain mystic awareness and inner wisdom. He becomes an erudite and proficient in religious and esoteric literature with psychic susceptibilities. Avatara yoga also bestows high status in society, renown for meritorious deeds and pilgrimages to religious and historical places. Akhandada Samrajya Yoga This is a planetary combination producing a long life of over 75 years and a life of affluence (billionaire) all through his life; this yoga formed by Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius or Taurus as Ascendant, making Jupiter rule either the 5th or the 11th house in a natal chart. Astrological factors conducive for Foreign Travel & Settling Abroad Rule: - 3rd and 9th House: While 4th house represents comfort of a house, 3rd and 9th being 12th (causing separation) and 6th (satru sthana, alien) from 4th denote journeys. 3rd house should be considered for short journeys and 9th for long travels. I believe the reason is that from 9th house we also understand the religion and hence pilgrimages. In ancient times, these journeys usually lasted for several months. Moreover, malefic influences on 4th house, due to profession can make one leave his/her birth place, i.e. travel to a foreign location. Lagna-adhi yogam : If Jupiter or Venus are associated with Mercury in the 6th, 7th or 8th houses or if they are spread out in these three houses without any malefic association, a very beneficial yoga known as Lagnadhi yoga is formed, the effects of which are as under :- “The person born under the Lagnadhi yoga will become a minister, a commander or a ruler (of a District or Province). He will have one wife only, will be well- behaved, long-lived, virtuous and without foes. He will be very rich and prosperous.” Panchaanana Yogam If all the 9 planets are in 5 houses in the birth chart, it is called Panchaanana Yogam. The person enjoys happiness, health, wealth, and high-stature all his life. Nava-grahe pancha-raasi gathau, Pancha-anana yogamuchyathe; thatha raja-yogameva prayachathi. Damage to Maha Raja Yogas: Any Raja-yoga (beneficial disposition of planets), like Dharma- Karma adhipa sama-yoga; (the conjunction of lords of 9th and 10th houses), or Gaja-Kesari yoga can be enjoyed by the person, only when any one of these yoga-karaka dasas (beneficial periods) occurs in the prime of his / her life (say between 16 & 75 years), the person can enjoy the raja-yogam fully. If the yoga- karaka dasa (period) occurs in childhood (before 15 years or in old age after 75 years), the person can not enjoy fully the benefits of raja-yoga. Also the birth lagna and its lord must be strong. Also the planets involved in yogam must be well-disposed, strong and devoid of malefic effects like dagdha (combusted), neecha (debilitated) or in malefic houses like 3,6,8, and / or 12; they should not be conjunct with or aspected (drushti) by malefic planets. Then only the Raja-yogam can give beneficial results. Otherwise, the yoga is present but is spoiled and wasted. I noticed in my experience of many years as an Atharva Vedic astrologer, that in 98% of the horoscopes some four to nine different types of Raja-yogas are present; they are weak and / or ruined by other malefic effects. I pity such persons. Factors that cause Raja Yoga Bhanga (damage) The following are the factors, those cause damage to the Raja Yogas. 1) Debilitated Planets (Neechastha Graha kootam) When planets are in their debilitation houses are considered to be weak. However, the astrologer should check for Neechabhanga Yogas, which offset debilitation. 2) Defeated Planet (Paraajitha Graha Yoga) Planets defeated in the planetary war, damage the Raja yoga. Planetary war occurs when two planets are in conjunction within one degree. The victor is the planet whose longitude is less. The defeated one is the planet whose longitude is more.
  • Karma 47 3) Planets in Inimical Houses (Sathru Sthana gatha Graha) If the planets causing the Raja yoga are in inimical houses; they are very weak. Due to the directional (malefic) influence of these planets, the native suffers, unless there are cancellation factors like the dispositor posited strong. 4) Retrograde Planets If a planet retrograde, it will give negative effects and may cause unnecessary wanderings and journeys. Here I wish to quote the Sanskrit verse of sage Agasthiya, “Papa Vyasanatha Pumsam Kurvanthi Cha Vridhadanam”. Saturn & Mars retrograde can cause suffering and sorrow. Even beneficial planets like Venus and Mercury can not give beneficial results and the Raja yoga is spoiled. 5) Sandhis or Rasi Sandhis (Cusps) Planets at the Cusp between 2 houses is considered weak. Similarly planets at the Cusp between two Zodiac Signs are weak and ineffective. For example Sagittarius 265* to Aquarius 275* is Rasi Sandhi (Cusp). Any planet between 265* and 275* is deemed to be in Sandhi (Cusp). 6) Planets conjunct with Rahu or Ketu or Sani Planets in conjunction with Raaghu, Kethu or Saturn are weakened and ineffective. Conjunction of any planet means both the planets should be within 9* degrees in the same Bhava / Rasi house. 7) Durbala Planets (Weak planets) Graha Balas (strengths of planets) :- Each planet has six types of balas (strengths).The resultant bala (strength) is given hereunder: 1. Sthana bala (positional); 2 Dik bala (directional); 3 Kala bala (time); 4 Chestha bala (action); (5) Naisargika bala (natural). (6) Drik bala (drushti; aspect) In the Sixfold Source of Planetary Strength mentioned above, if a planet gets Shastiamsas (points indicating strength) less than the stipulated minimum, the planet is deemed to be Durbala (Vibala; weak) or devoid of strength. Values of Minimum points for each planet are: Planet Points Sun 390 Moon 360 Mars 300 Mercury 420 Jupiter 390 Venus 330 Saturn 300 8) Lordship of malefic houses, 6th, 8th and 12th If a planet causing a raja-yoga has the lordship of any malefic house like 6th, or 8th or 12th house, the yoga is damaged. Lordship of 6th house (enemy house) causes troubles due to enemies and ill health. Lordship of 8th house causes troubles and sufferings due to ill-health, debts, and accidents. Lordship of 12th house (Vyaya; loss and expenses) causes troubles due to losses of properties and wealth and unwanted and unavoidable or wasteful expenditure. Kuja Dosham Kuja Dosham :- Malefic disposition of Mars : 1) Groom : In Bhava chart (which is more accurate, because the Lagna point 140*41’ is taken as the reference point), there is Kuja dosham from Venus; Mars is in 2nd house from Venus; that is Venus (the significator of wife and marriage and married life) is in Vyayam (12th house) to Mars; the net dosham is about 35% strong. There is no Kuja dosham from birth lagnam (Leo) or from Moon (Taurus). Kuja dosham is not remedied in Bhava chart. But in Rasi chart Mars and Mercury are conjunct; so the Kuja dosham appears as remedied. There is no Kuja dosham in Nava Amsa chart (chart used for marriage purposes). 2) Bride : Both Rasi and Bhava charts are identical. Mars is in 12th house from birth-lagnam; Mars is in 12th house from Venus; Mars is in 7th house from Moon. So she has Kuja dosham in all three aspects; the net dosham is about 90% strong. But Jupiter aspects (sees) Mars; Mars is in 9th house from Jupiter. So Kuja dosham appears to be partially remedied. In Nava amsa chart she has Kuja dosham from Moon and is not remedied. I do not think remedies can be effective, when the malefic effect is about 90%. These are truths; I wrote them honestly. Please do not be offended; Kuja-dosham can damage the husband’s aayuvu (longevity). So I tell the truth, as my sacred duty, even if it may offend you. Agasthya Maha-rushi in his Agastha Samhitha text on astrology said as follows: “Dhana, vyayecha, pathale, jamithecha, ashtame, Kuja-sthithe, Kuja dase ya vidase, Bharya Bharthru Vinasaayacha, ithi na samsayaha” If Mars is in 2nd, 7th, 12th, or 8th house from lagnam (birth house) or Moon (Chandra) or Venus (Sukra), the wife is widowed in the main or sub-periods of Mars. There is no doubt (na samasya). In my opinion Kuja dosham is very strong in her chart, so the marriage can not be performed. Please call His Holiness Swamiji Sri Selvm Siddhar immediately in the Toll Free number 1-888-808-1418 to come out of your problems and to know more and more about your yogams in your horoscope. Do not sit with your problems and confusions. You have a remedy available from the ONLY Atharva Vedic Scholar and Swamiji in the US right away. CALL NOW.
  • Karma 48 Science, arts, geography, history, literature and other areas of human activities and achievements come under knowledge. We need knowledge to solve problems, get over difficulties, and make life worth living who is this ‘I’ who has been trying to acquire such knowledge? It is the gross body of ours? Or is it the life – force that dwells within the body? Or is it the mind which desires to acquire as much knowledge as possible? Or is it the power of reasoning which decides what is right and what is wrong? Or is there any other force within us which illumines our body, mind, soul or the power of reasoning? The knowledge that tries to find an answer to these questions is the best possible knowledge. We call this atmajnana or self knowledge. That is also called brahmajnana. If one realises that, it means that he has learnt everything. There is no use knowing anything else except that. For this very purpose emperors and kings, sages and scholars sacrificed a great deal. It is fine in the case of grown – ups, even small children also tried to acheice it one such young boy attained it when he got it from Yama, the Lord of Death. He did not have any other aim in life except realizing this Brahma vidya. He was burning with such a desire as a young boy and even yama Dharmaraja was surprised to find such an admirable desire in a young boy. Yamadharma felt very happy and he felt fortunate to get such a disciple and willingly taught him atmavidya. Yes, encomium from the Lord of Death! A glorious achievement indeed. This young boy was Nachiketa. It is fitting that every human should know the story of this young boy’s achievement. We find references to the life story of Nachiketa in the Vedas. These accounts tell us how Nachiketa attained Brahmavidya with the help of Yamadharma. The Vedas are an inexhaustible mind of Knowledge on all subjects. They are proof of dharma and they are the oldest sources of knowledge available to human race. They are thousands of years old. They are studied by scholars across the globe and scholars are pleasantly surprised to find such a veritable source of knowledge. They respect the sages who composed the Vedas which were revealed to them. These Vedas are invaluable gifts given to the whole world by our great sages. Division of Vedas In order to facilitate better and easier study and comprehension this great source of human knowledge was conveniently divided into four parts namely Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda and Atharvada. The great holy man who did this scholarly service was sage Veda Vyasa. Every Veda was later divided into samhitas, Brahmanas, Aranyakas and Many Upanishads. The section which deals with God, soul, the world we live in and its intricate secrets came to be Upanishads. There are ten well – known Upanishads namely, Isha, Kena, Katha, Prashna, Mundaka, mandukya, Nachiketa, Eithareya, chandogya and Brihadranyaka. Among these ten, Kathopanishad tells us the exciting story of the brave and wise boy Nachikda. His story appears in Brahmana literature, the Mahabharata and other puranas. Among these accounts, the one we have in Kathopanishad is the most beautiful, simple and remarkable. The most daring Among Boys. Among the most beautiful stories the one which gives an account of Nachiketa’s life is the most remarkable. An intelligent little boy, intent upon getting the best possible education as he was, he taught a lesson to his father. He straight away entered the kingdom of yama, got what he wanted and came back unhurt who will not be interested in reading such a fascinating story? Nachiketa is a role model to all young boys of today. His story is found in kathopanishad. It is one of the ten important Upanishad available to us today. It is the greatest source of self – knowledge. It is one among the Upanishad translated into a number of world languages in the seventeenth century. First it was translated into Persian and then to other languages. Nachiketa’s story in the Kathopanishad begins when his wealthy father, Vajashravas, is to perform a special sacrifice. The sacrifice required Vajashravas to give all his wealth, all his possessions, and distribute them to the great seers and Brahmins. It was a rare sacrifice
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  • Karma 50 performed only by the most highly advanced aspirants. One who could give up all transitory things would have the knowledge of Brahman, the knowledge of Reality. Nachiketa’s father could not part with his wealth, despite the assurance that the knowledge of Brahman would follow the sacrifice. The Kathopanishad tells us he brought cows for giving away as part of the sacrifice, but only those cows that were old, dry, blind, diseased, and of little or no use to anybody. Vajashravas kept the good cows for himself. Nachiketa saw the old and useless cows his father brought for the sacrifice and knew such an unworthy gift would bring misery to his father. Eager to help his father, Nachiketa reminded his father that as his son he was also his property and should be included in the sacrifice for distribution. “Father, to whom will you give me?” asked Nachiketa. Vajashravas, haunted by the knowledge of his halfhearted sacrifice, focused his negative emotion on his son and chose to interpret Nachiketa’s offer as impudence. Three times Nachiketa asked his father to whom he would be given. After the third time, Vajashravas angrily retorted. “You I shall give to the Ruler of Death, Yama.” Nachiketa, with a pure heart and an abundance of faith, cheerfully took his father at his word.“There is nothing in death,” said Nachiketa. “All beings flourish like grain and die again. Now I shall be the first one to discover truth and reveal the mystery of death.” When Nachiketa went to Yama’s abode, the Ruler of Death was not at home. Three nights passed before Yama returned. To make amends for not being there to welcome his guest, Yama gave Nachiketa three boons, one for each night he had waited alone without proper hospitality. Nachiketa’s first boon, demonstrating again the respect he had for his father, asked Yama to soothe Vajashravas’ heart, to allay his father’s anger, and to remove any worry Vajashravas might have because Nachiketa was now away from home. Yama granted the wish and said, “Oh, Nachiketa, your father will happily recognize you and treat you with the greatest love and kindness. “For his second boon, Nachiketa asked Yama to show him the fire sacrifice and all the rituals and ceremonies that went with it. “In heaven,” said Nachiketa in his request for the second boon, “there is neither fear nor death, neither age nor decay, neither hunger nor thirst, neither pain nor suffering. There is perpetual bliss. Ruler of Death, you alone know how, by performing sacrifice, mortals can attain this blissful heaven. This is my second boon that I ask. I want to know the nature of the sacrifice which leads a mortal to heaven.” Yama granted it, and taught Nachiketa the fire sacrifice. Yama then told Nachiketa to choose his third boon. After going within himself and quieting himself, Nachiketa said to Yama: “There is a belief that after a man departs from the world he is gone forever. There is another viewpoint that he is born again, that even after death man does not die in the real sense but remains on a subtle plane with his subtle body, and only the outer physical garment is discarded; and that is called death. There is yet another belief that one who dies, lives. Which of these is true? What exists after death? Explain it to me. This is my third request—the truth relating to the mystery of death.” Yama did not want to explain the mystery of death to Nachiketa without testing the eagerness and sincerity of his young disciple. Yama told Nachiketa that even the gods had difficulty understanding this mystery. “It is very difficult for anyone to grasp,” said Yama. “Ask any other boon and I shall grant it to you with great pleasure.” Nachiketa was steadfast. He told Yama that even though the gods were once puzzled by the mystery of death, and even though the subject was difficult to understand, there was no better teacher than Yama to explain it. “Oh King of Death,” said Nachiketa, “I shall not make any other request. There is no boon equal to this and I must know the secret.” Yama tried another route and tested Nachiketa with the temptations all human beings face, the choice between God and mammon, between passing material pleasures and eternal joy, between illusion and reality. Yama offered Nachiketa a life span of as many years as he might wish, with all the pleasures there are in heaven. Yama said he would grant Nachiketa children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, fine horses and elephants, gold, jewels, and rare gems. He said he would give Nachiketa the kingdom of earth to rule. He did not want to grant the third boon requested by Nachiketa. “Take all of this wealth and power instead of the third boon that is asked for,” said Yama to Nachiketa. “I shall fulfill all your desires,” Yama continued, “except this, for it is the greatest secret of life. All the maidens in the celestial regions, such as cannot be had by ordinary mortals, shall be yours if you want them. Do not ask me that question again. I do not wish to divulge the secret of life and death.”
  • Karma 51 Nachiketa then showed the depth of his faith and resolve to know the purpose of life and the relationship between life and death. He was not interested in the temptations Yama offered him. He did not hesitate in answering Yama. He told the Ruler of Death. “What shall I do with all these transitory and perishable objects? Everything that is perceived by the senses is momentary, and life on this plane is subject to change by death and decay. Even life in heaven is not worth living without acquiring the knowledge of liberation. All your dancing maidens and worldly attractions are merely sensual pleasures. Oh King of Death, keep them with you. No one can acquire happiness by worldly wealth. All the material enjoyments of this world and even heavenly life are subject to change. After knowing the fleeting nature of this world, who will long for mere longevity? I don’t care to live for a thousand years. What shall I do with such a long life if I cannot acquire the highest wisdom and attain the supreme knowledge?” When Yama saw the clarity and determination of Nachiketa, he gladly offered to grant the third boon. Now the Kathopanishad begins in earnest to reveal the secret of immortality, the meaning of death and life. The Kathopanishad outlines a pure, unequivocal choice. Yama tells Nachiketa that there are two alternative paths before us in the world. One is good and the other is pleasant. One, though difficult, leads to the knowledge of the highest Truth. The other, though appearing very pleasant, is ephemeral and when an apparently pleasurable experience passes, as it inevitably will, there is pain. The wise choose that which is good, and the ignorant rely on that which is pleasant. That is the nature of life. The purpose of life is to grow, expand, and completely realize one’s own true identity. If the path toward that goal is not taken, then the world will bring one around toward it. Blow after blow, one misfortune will follow another, one disappointment, then another, until the person begins to understand. The choice between good and pleasant becomes clear. The theme of Kathopanishad is that the treasure of human life, the real Self, is to be found within. Within is immortality. Within is where Atman or Reality resides. The journey to the discovery of the real Self is the goal or the purpose of life. One who has realized one’s own real Self can then realize the cosmic Self who encompasses the entire universe. The story of Nachiketa is an example from Kathopanishad. If one has a true ambition to attain the knowledge, it is very easy to get knowledge from anywhere or from any person. Only the dedication and devotion is needed. By Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar Sounds themselves merely vibrate and actually have no literal meaning. Mantras operate at a level deeper than its meaning in words; a mantra has its effect because of its qualities of sound and vibration. Imagine that you are standing on the bank of a river and you hear the current as it flows. If you follow the river upstream, you will come to its origin. There, you will find that there is no sound. In the same way, a mantra leads the mind to the silence within. That state is called “soundless sound.” The seven sounds, or mantras, of the chakras, if magnified, create a form. Each mantra will make a different form. But magnifying sound in the external world is not going to help you. You have to go to the source within, from which that sound comes. This form gives you knowledge of the sound, and the sound gives you knowledge of the silence from which all sounds come. You have to learn to go to the silence, both physically and mentally. There is a science deeper than the science of chakras, though it is not explained in any manual. It is what the gurus impart to their disciples, not through books or words, but only through silence. Gurus impart the best of their knowledge in silence. When you are in silence, they communicate with you through silence, and in silence. For the disciple (sishya)
  • Karma 52 whose mind is in tune, that teaching is the finest of teachings. This silent communication can happen no matter where you are physically, whether you are 10,000 miles away or very close. The Aadhi Guru Dakshinamoorthy is the example for this. He taught everything to his four disciples Sanaka, Sananthana, Snaathana and Sanathkumara. It is not due to the meaning of the words that the mantra has its impact. It is the effect of the sound that helps the mind to become still and eventually go beyond sound, to experience the silence within. Sounds arise from silence. For example, the sound created at the root chakra is “lm.” Now, “lm” is itself, a magnified sound. It arises from silence. When the potential energy of that silence becomes manifested at the root center, it forms the bija mantra “lm.” Knowing that sound in this magnified form does not really help you. If you want to go to the subtler aspect of the mantra, then you, like the sages, must go to the state of silence. From the silence flow all the rivers that create the great nada, and the ocean makes great sound and motion. This motion is going and coming, like a wave comes and goes. There, in silence, you will find out what the mantra really means. Out of silence comes sound, and out of sound comes form. A mantra has four bodies, or koshas. First, as a word, it has a meaning; another more subtle form is its feeling; still more subtle is a deep intense and constant awareness or presence, and the fourth or most subtle level of the mantra is soundless sound. Many disciples (sishya) continue repeating or muttering their mantra throughout life, but they never attain a state of ajapa japa—that state of constant awareness without any effort. Such a disciple (sishya) strengthens his awareness, but meditates on the gross level only. The mantras that are used for meditation in silence are special sets of sounds that do not obstruct and disturb the flow of breath, but help regulate the breath and lead to sushumna awakening, in which the breath flows through both nostrils equally. This creates a joyous state of mind and the mind is voluntarily disconnected from the senses. Then, the disciple (sishya) has to deal with the thoughts coming forward from the unconscious. The conscious mind has the habit of recalling memories from the deep levels of the unconscious mind. The mantra helps one to go beyond this process. Mantra creates a new groove in the mind and the mind then begins to spontaneously flow into the groove created by mantra. When the mind becomes concentrated, one-pointed, and inward, it peers into the latent part of the unconscious and there, sooner or later, finds a glittering light. The mantra should not be repeated without understanding its meaning. Before repeating the mantra, the disciple (sishya) should be fully convinced of its importance. It should be repeated with meaning and feeling. Parrot-like repetition is not of much use. Repeating the mantra merely with the rosary and the tongue is a very inferior practice. It won’t do merely to complete a given count. The purpose of japa, or repetition of the mantra is to lead the mind to the higher dimensions and to rungs of meditation. Eventually, the mantra becomes a part and parcel of life which infuses awareness at all times. The meaning and spirit of the mantra should so intertwine with every in-coming and out-going breath, that in whatever circumstances the aspirant might be, he or she is always conscious of it. As the mind grows one-pointed by thus uttering the mantra and concentrating on it, interest in sadhana deepens. When japa is thus carried on in the midst of worldly activities, it is called meditation in action. The mind often has thoughts and feelings which seem to “pop up” in our minds. In meditation, one should focus attention on the mantra, and allow the mental noise to still itself. However, sometimes when other thoughts come to mind, your awareness will actually shift to those other issues. When this occurs, you should allow yourself to witness or observe the thoughts and associations in your mind, and gently bring your awareness back to the mantra. It is important to not create a tug-of-war about this process, engage in mental arguments, or become angry or judgmental with ourselves about these mental distractions. Thoughts will continue to arise, but most will dissipate if you witness them in a neutral way, without creating an internal conflict. When…questions that are pending in my mind come to me, I say to them, ‘Okay, come.’ What you do, when such thoughts come, is try to think of your mantra. This means that you try to use your mantra to avoid and escape from certain situations. Then, when you have done your mantra for a while, your mind again goes back to the same worry. That is not helpful; instead, let everything come before you for a decision—just watch.
  • Karma 53 In my practice, when all the thoughts have gone through the mind, then I sit down and start to remember my mantra. Usually you try to remember your mantra from the very beginning, and there are those thoughts waiting for your consultation, but you do not pay attention to them. Then, the thoughts are coming and going in your mind and you are trying to repeat your mantra, and the more the thoughts come, the more you repeat your mantra, and the result is an internal battle. That is not helpful; you do not need that. My way of using the mantra is different from yours, because I do not want to fool around with the process. I sit down, and I observe my whole being listening to the mantra. I do not remember the mantra or repeat the mantra mentally, because then the mind repeats many things. Instead I make my whole being an ear to hear the mantra, and the mantra is coming from everywhere. This will not happen to you immediately in meditation, but when you have attained or accomplished something, and then this will happen to you. Then, even if you do not want to do your mantra, it is not possible to avoid it. Even if you decide that you do not want to remember the mantra, it will not be possible. Finally, even the mantra does not exist; only the purpose for which you repeat the mantra is there; you are there. The mantra might still be there, but it exists as an experience that overwhelms your whole being, and is not separate from you. In the process of meditation we must learn to explore our minds so that the mantra may be used effectively. The first stage of meditation is to clear the mind. It is essential to observe the thinking process and witness the contents of our minds. Thoughts will appear and disappear, but always learn to be a witness. Do not identify with thoughts, images and symbols. In this way we will learn which of our thinking processes are helpful and which are harmful. Always recall that our train of thoughts is our own product; it is our own direct creation and that is why it affects us. It is at this point in meditation training that a mantra becomes invaluable. The mantra is like a seed, and we are like the soil. The mantra needs time to grow. The mantra must be nourished. Persevere in repeating it mentally and silently within and slowly a new object will grow and come to occupy the mind. Eventually instead of watching our thoughts, we will begin to watch ourselves repeating our mantra. Above all else, remember this one thing: it is easy to meet that Infinity within—to attain this awareness; you just have to be silent and quiet. When you calm your mind and make it one- pointed, it can penetrate those fields of the mind that are not ordinarily penetrated by human beings, and then you will perceive the Reality within. Remember, you go to the silence, you go to the silence, and you go to the silence. You are busy listening to mere sounds that are useless or meaningless, and which have adverse effects on your mind. Learn to put yourself into silence. Your normal habit, your training, and your education is to go to the ocean of the external world and become lost in the sounds. Learn instead to go back to the Source of silence; this is the method of meditation, the inward journey. In the Kathopanishad, the King of Death describes the process by which the aspirant can realize the true Self. He says, “Merge the words into thoughts.” By words he means the power of speech. The words that are uttered by us are the expressions of our thoughts. No word is uttered without a thought behind it. In fact, words and thoughts are one and the same, but thoughts are finer and subtler, while words are gross. Sometimes a great Guru teaches his disciples (sishya) through silence. The best and deepest of the teachings is not communicated through books, speech or actions, but through silence. That special teaching is understood only when you are silent. The language of that silence sometimes comes to you and that is called sandhya bhava, the emotion of joy and equilibrium. Sandhya is the wedding between the day and night, the time when the day weds night, and night weds day. A Guru may ask a disciple (sishya), “Have you done your sandhya,” which means, “Have you united all this and attained a state of equilibrium and joy before you meditate? Have you studied the behavior of your breath?” Mantra leads you not to the external world, but to the source of silence. The mantra leads your mind to the state of silence. Mind does not want to go into silence—it has many desires to fulfill. When you create a new groove, the mind stops flowing into the past grooves and starts flowing in the new grooves that you have consciously created. These new grooves lead you to silence. Your aim in meditation is to go into the silence from where wisdom flows with all its majesty. Meditation is a good thing to do; it is a great solace. When your mind starts going inside you will hear millions of types of sounds. All sounds originate from silence. A moment of real silence is enough for one year. [Swami Rama says of silence,] “If someone offers me one year’s pleasures or one moment of absolute silence, I will take one moment of silence, and you can keep my year of pleasure. If you put yourself into absolute silence, you will understand whatever you want.” The final step of meditation is to remain in silence. This silence cannot be described; it is inexplicable. This silence opens the door of intuitive knowledge, and then the past, present, and future are revealed to the disciple (sishya). Beyond body, breath, and mind lies this silence. From Silence emanate peace, happiness, and bliss. The meditator makes that silence his or her personal abode; that is the final goal of meditation. If you do your practice, it is not possible that you will fail to make progress, although you often do not see the subtle progress at deeper levels. The gurus impart the best of their knowledge, the heart of their teachings, in silence. And when you are in silence within, they communicate with you at that level. Do your practices if you want to make progress. The Guru in the external world has his responsibility. That responsibility is over when he leads his disciple (sishya) to the path of silence, from which everyone receives knowledge. To get the proper mantra you need and the proper way to chant that particular mantra, contact Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar @ USA Toll Free 1-888-808-1418 or email to avtemple@aol.com
  • Karma 54 Mahakumbabishegam of Hindu Temple of Ohio. The grand Mahakumbabishegam of the Hindu Temple of Ohio took place on June 14, 2010. Many devotees took part in all the celebrations and got the blessings of all the Gods. Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar and the Chief Priest Sri Vidya Ravi Gurukkal and the other team members made the elaborate arrangements for the grand celbration. Enjoy some of the photos taken during that holy occasion.
  • Zodiac Connection By Sri Selvam “Siddhar” Kind Attention: Zodiac Connection is based upon Moon signs and not upon Sun signs Rasi Reding, Karma 55 Aries Taurus Mesham A state of discomfort and less support will prevail this month Lord Saturn in the Kanya which looked by Jupiter with total opposition of Lord Jupiter, will be creating a confusioned stage in the affairs of profession. The Hopes are not reaching to the shelter of success. You have to manage the first two weeks of this month with patience. Then the circumstance will have a moulding of adjustability. Women and children at home: The atmosphere at home will be in an ordinary trend. The programs and plans will have a delay. Children will be dull and unadjustable. Students: In the beginning of month there is no clear picture in study- program. Some thing they are expecting but some thing else will occur. Have a deep consultation with their self and manage to reach a good decision. Business people, professionals and employees: They are going to witness a scene of suspense and the hopes will be facing a complicated scene. However Lord Sun balances for profit. Lovers: Lord Venus is giving a poor response and the anxiety will be reduing day to day abnormal delay will create anger. Married persons and spouses: Their enthusiasm reduces and a feeling of dissatisfaction will rise. The plans which were formatted are going with different way. Have little patient and restart their project after a considerable gape of 3 weeks. The Health of the spouse is also weak now. This month is a very normal month. Cautious days: 17, 18 and 19 will be critical. Rishabam You are going to enter into a clutch with one side the support of Lord Saturn and other side the opposition of Lord Mars. This will create argument and objections. How are you going to manage? It is a new experience with a set back or loss, the mater will move. Better postpone your claim for next month. Women and children at home: At the needy hour the things are not reaching. To adjust the circumstances, even though they have planned well the difficulties are crossing. A normal month with big burden, this month will pass children are not satisfying with the elders. They need much more things and comforts. Students: In their study program, they will be facing confusion to an extent of difficulties. A gloomy atmosphere will reach and challenge their enthusiasm. Business people, professionals and employees: The finance flow will have a set back. The routine job and trade will be ahead with progress. Some new proposal will come and keep them with spirit. The future benefit is there. At present it is in a very ordinary level. Lovers: A month with silent affairs is going ahead The bright scene is not there. They are finding a delayed and slowly moving response. Their Lovers theme and expectations are in comfort. But the actual process under confusion. The clear decision will come only after 3 weeks. Married persons and spouses: The domestic administration and educational expenses are more and they are unable to spend time with spouse. Due to burden, their opinions of travel and festival are all postponed. Actually speaking a dissatisfaction is prevailing. This month is such since Lords Kethu and Sun are occupying in Mithunam. Cautious days: 20th and 21st are such dates for scrutiny.
  • Karma 56 Cancer Leo GeminiMithunam Some affairs related to your aims and efforts are now getting the importance for completion. But it is getting a set back and the plans are disturbed a little. You are facing fear and confusion your involvement if gets a delay or failure, it will give sarrow and pain. Women and children at home: Lord Jupiter is showing his grace to their domestic matters. Every day, there is some change and alteration. Any how the things will be going on with slow speed. Some how, they are managing the matters for the completion. Good luck is also comming. Students: There is good scope and turning their efforts. It is a progress also. Their experience will give them a confidence and that this year will be helpful for their further studies. Business people, professionals and employees: The business circle is facing the challenges on deep analysis they come to suggestive path. Any how, the trend is for development only some delay is facing. Lords Saturn helps a let for improvement. Lovers: There is a state of difficulty and non – cooperation from the side of Lover. But it is essential to reach better stage in their love affair. Some matters which will be needing the correct conclusions yes it will be concluded. Married persons and spouses: Lord Raaghu is occupying their 7th sign. The sign lord is on retrogression. This indicates the troubled scenes. To an extent, nothing is favorable. The privacy will be less. The spouse’s mood will drift to inconvenience. It is an ordinary month but new development will come. Cautious days: Such dates are 22nd, 23rd and 24th. Kadagam Bold and confident situations are prevailing. The supports and pressures will be mounting. you have to do your duty with strict principle. Loose talks will be trouble some. Most careful attention will fetch you a reasonable profit. Women and children at home: For another two weeks, the financial crisis and inability will be ruling in their activities. They have already cut down the expenditures yet the need of money will rise. Lord Jupiter shows his grace to manage every thing. Students: Their fitness to be the selected way of reading will be keeping them preferably in good term. This month they are just observing the formal progress. It will be good and better later. Business people, professionals and employees: Business people are planning strongly. Their ambitions will be coming to a suitable trend for success. The following month will record some progress. Lovers: Since the lord of 7th sign lord Saturn is looked by Lord Jupiter their proposals are getting a desirable way. There will be some arguments and perfect explanations while they meet their lover. It is necessary to come to a good understanding. Those who are born in this month will show positive improvement for a steady and standard life. Married persons and spouses: This month is with different term of freedom. Their happiness with their spouse will be restricted. There will be a small set back which will not have them Lot of plans are going to be discussed and the arrival of good decisions are also ahead. The expenditure will be high comparing to other months. A new experience they will feel with their partner. That experience will be nice and better. This month it is a signal for a prosperity. Cautious days: Such dates are 25th and 26th. Simham The beginning of month is facing an involvement and clamping in a difficult task. You have to use your intelligence to come out successfully Lord Mars will be staying in your sign for further two weeks. You are trying the best to complete your jobs. Of course with hard labour you can finish. Luck is waiting to play the role. Women and children at home: A scene of critical moment in expenditure and finance will be in force. They are partially filling up their needs. Domestic Burden is more and they have lot of matters to attend. Children will be feeling uneasy. Keep them with good mood and feed them the snacks often. Students: A questionable position will rise and their progress is getting a set back. They have to work hard to cover their lessons. Of course there are confusions and delays. They have to approach their professors and get cleared of the doubts. Business people, professionals and employees: Professionals and traders will find a new luck to enter. Some unexpected improvements they can find shortly. This will give them good result of profit in their attempts.
  • Libra Karma 57 Virgo Lovers: Lord of the 7th house is Lord Saturn. It is good that they can feel happy to be with their Lover while they meet. In conversation, over phone, they are going to find the time of good mood and jobs. Yet Lord Mars is looking the 7th sign, to make delays. Married persons and spouses: Around them, there are number of tasks, which are not coming to shape. To think about privacy and spend time with spouse, there is chances. Since Lord Mars interferes, the opportunity will lead for disturbance. No other sajects there to discus, they have to treat as holiday and have the company of spouse. Cautious days: Dates 27th and 28th are unfavorable. Kanya It should be a very crucial time and your business is also with busy. The planets in square explains such status. Lord Venus heading for debilitation of your sign. This shows the finance and fame are in shadow and hidden- position. Lord Jupiter occupys and give a challenge to Lord Saturn. So, your brain is occupied with lot of problems. All are effective and wanted one you have carry ones with your opinion. Women and children at home: They are bold enough to adjust with all problems. Some are critical and with confusions, yet they are planning the best. But it take abnormal delay. Financial facilities are lacking to insufficiency. They have all the strength to manage. Students: The education trend is not clear and the sound preparations are not having the prominence in test and exam. Any how, their position will be vital and successful later. Business people, professionals and employees: Traders’ investments will be bracketed with delays. They have to do it with more care. The professionals will be given extra load and there will be pressure to do some thing at their risk. They should be very careful in taking decision. Lovers: Their relations begin with arguments and leads to a little disputes. Better present the matters with soft trend and with justice. The suitable situation is postponed as per planetary position. Married persons and spouses: An atmosphere of gloomy trend begins in this month. There are lots of matters for execution with spouse. They have to find a different way; otherwise unnecessary topics will enter to confuse the period. Very slow process of approach is suggested for peace. Cautious days: The dates 29th, 30th and 31st are to be dealt very carefully Thulam A kind of opposition and dispute will arise. You are feeling little weak in your decision. The usual income and trend of business will be there. There will be a support in finance as well as rising in profession. Regards health and strength of your physique, it will below the expectation in this month. Women and children at home: They have specific domestic matters which are waiting for their execution. Some how Lord Jupiter shows his grace at this juncture they have to complete the job and should do worship to Navakgrahas. Children will be as usual and spend the times leisurely. Students: They are in suitable way of selecting their career. Gradually the scope of education will be in proper way. Lord Jupiter is also governing their education for supremacy. This month is most suggestive for their proposals. Business people, professionals and employees: Trend of trade and profession is good. One week later a grim situation will rise. They have to attend carefully. Involvement after 15 days also crucial. More care is necessary. Any way the usual income will be flowing in. Lovers: There is a calm atmosphere is prevailing. Usual correpondace and communication or oral talks will follow. Since both the sides are engaged in other matters, the importance to love is less this month. Married persons and spouses: This month is ordinary and there is no much importance or less consideration in their relation. As for as privacy is concerned, they will have it and the talks relating to assets and property will be there with their spouse. Since Lord Mars is transiting to Kanya and the grace of Lord Jupiter will help them for happiness. Cautious days: The dates 4th, 5th and 6th are of this category. Viruchigam Your sign is aspected by Lords Jupiter Mars and Saturn. The activities could not be lined and you are going to be confused. Keep a steady opinion with plans. Your profession will have a good structure. It is a mixed trend. Main matter is fixed way and rigit decision. It is a month for progress. Scorpio
  • Karma 58 Sagittarius Capricorn Women and children at home: Since there are demands from every member of family, they have responsibilities to convince them all. They are capable of doing the essential in a proper way. Some times their speed is getting reduced. Of course they have to take enough time to plan the method of execution. Students: Lord Jupiter is on retrogration. Their studies and program will have a good shape. Their confusion will have a clear assistance and the change in plan will keep them on the route of success. Business people, professionals and employees: Their position and activities are to be appreciated. Slight dragging and unsteady trend may discourage them. But Lord Mars guides them for proper success. Their sign is good and 10th sign Lord will reach the favourable House after 2 weeks. In the month end they can feel the progressive settlement. Lovers: This month, their process in love affair will be facing confusion. Some times misunderstanding will come and lead for angry trend. Lord Venus is in debilitation, so, they have to keep a distance for 3 weeks. Married persons and spouses: Their heart is with a kind of dull trend covered with doubt. A mood of dejection prevailed. Lord Venus is in debilitation, which gives the meaning of inactive and silence. Their spouses’ health and strength also, affected a little and there is a need of vitamin power. Thus the health will be improved. This month will be a moderate month and particular gain. Cautious days: 7th and 8th are the unfavorable dates Dhanus Specifically Jupiter and Dhanus sign will be a notable one for this year. Planets are in good order. The sign Lord is also in the grade of Ruler ship. The trend of trade and job are in order. A kind of fortune for a beneficial year is getting a shape which will deliver the result shortly. Women and children at home: All the Domestic needs and the claims of children will be arranged in order by the elders at Home. The children will feel happy and play well and associating the elders promptly. Students: The education trend will be in progress. To an extent of support from professors, the study will be in order. Since lord Jupiter favors with the exams that will bring marks and rank. Business people, professionals and employees: Professionals and trades men will be enjoying a good profit. Many of the jobs they undertake, will be properly in the gaining trend. This month will be paving a strong bridge for them. Lovers: In the 7th sign lord Kethu stays. The 7th lord is combining with lords Mars and Venus that will bring a disturbed scene and to location in their love matters. They have to do the process with slow approach. Married persons and spouses: Married persons could manage properly the domestic needs and essentials. The privacy and travel will not be engaged properly. Some kind of hurdles and postponements will be there. Even the health of their spouse will decrease a little. This month will prove as an ordinary one. Cautious days: 9th and 10th will not be in favour. Makaram This year, after 30 years, Lords Saturn and Venus will meet at Kanya. For people of Magara sign it will give good support during 2010 and 2011. You will be enjoying with good results of your deeds. Time wind is going to signal good for you. It is the time to seed the good future. Lords Sun and Mercury will mould you a fortune shortly. Women and children at home: Lord Venus is going association with Lord Saturn and supports for all their planning and schemes. Regards children, they will be doing their job. Casually spend good time. At home one or two domestic importance are forgotten. It is to be carried out now. Students: It is their duty to plan well. Since the time and planets are in favorable positions, the schemes and projects are to be prepared in order. They have to engage the full time for that purpose. Business people, professionals and employees: During the last two weeks of July the planets are setting with a good hope and good grants. The trend in for their profession is also improved a lot. Now, the rays of new ventures are rising. Promotions in job also seen. Every one has to utilize this opportunity. August will prove worth for progress. Lovers: Lord Jupiter is supporting the 7th sign. That gives a good opportunity to expose their views in perfect order to their Lover. Their sign Lord Saturn also is graciously looked by Lord Jupiter. They can expand their activities and come to a happy conclusion. Married persons and spouses: The pending programs will be attended properly. Their times with spouse and caring the spouse will be their duty. Together the
  • Karma 59 Aquarius Pisces happy mood will continue and time will be with peace. Cautious days: The dates are 11th and 12th. Kumbam Lord Saturn is your sign Lord who is looked by Lord Jupiter. Your position and health is doing the best for you. Being 10th Lord Mars is in proper seat and supports your profession and trade. However your sign Lord is in 8th House on that reason full benefit and usual freeness is not there. This month you have to pass with certain rules and regulation. Mainly economy to be followed one chance of luck is also pending for you. Women and children at home: Since Lord Saturn stands in opposition with Lord Jupiter, the management and supervision will have certain set back. There will be clearance of rights. A scene of insufficiency will be there. Certain proposals will meet little delay and lead for success. Students: Lord Jupiter is at his rulership house. This will guide them the progress in education. However the team of friends and other activities are likely to disturb them much when full attention given in studies, the targets will be reached. Business people, professionals and employees: The support of Lord Saturn will give them progress in their ventures in business. Specifically the 3rd and 4th week will hare a good turn. The superiors will find their execution of works in proper way and promote them. Strong benefit is awaiting. Lovers: Since Lord Mars and Lord Venus occupys the 7th House there is a set back in their program. As they expected, the events are not shapping. They have to wait further. Married persons and spouses: Casual talk, easy time spending with spouse seems to be delayed. The pending work with in domain of Needs are also getting delayed. Lord Mars will be testing their ability. Move the matters with intelligence and get the good opportunities. Their sign Lord is in 8th House. That is hidden. House For that reason also, this month will be as ordinary only Cautious days: Such dates are 13th and 14th. Meenam Your sign Lord is on retrogression. Doing some changes and attending the pending works will be nature of job to do your health and prestige will be maintained by Lord Jupiter. Your profession is improving to attain profits and benefits. Since Lord Venus is going to reach 7th House and going to combine with Lord Saturn you can expect a change for good. Women and children at home: This month will give them some calculative matters. Some needs which they are not raising openly. But it will come to limelight and a good result will reach them. If they can pass this month with little hardship, the next month will fetch them a fortune. Students: With out any disturbance they can go ahead with studies. At present they are not able to see a clear picture. They can have a half minded start and the result will turn for good. Business people, professionals and employees: Profession and trade are on good way. They are not able to find it now. After 3 weeks, they can see the improvement to their satisfaction. Lovers: They are at the particular time to speak openly. Some demand with principle are there for conclusion. They are going to conduct. However the result is getting delayed. Married persons and spouses: Lords Mars and Saturn are looking their sign. This is a confusion and there is some mistakes. They have to reopen the matters. They have to think deeply of the matters and move with their spouse. Whenever the case it may be, a matter half minded satisfaction is prevailing. Cautious days: Such dates are 15th and 16th.
  • Karma 60 First time in the whole western countries and North America. Interact with the Goddess DURGA MA Lively on every Poornima ( Pournami) – Full moon Day by 12.00 Noon. Meet with Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar on every Poornima day @ 12.00 noon at Hindu Temple of Ohio, Dayton, OH to get his complete blessings and have an opportunity to interact with “Ma Durga”/ Goddesses Durga lively which is going to be transformed lively to the Body of the Swamiji. You will get an opportunity to speak to the Goddess DURGA Ma lively. You could get answer for all your problems immediately that too directly from Goddesses Durga Ma This will happen only on Poornima days (Pournami) at 12.00 noon. Please assemble in the temple by 11.00 am and after 11.30a.m. No one is allowed inside the Goddesses Durga Transformation place. (No exceptions please). Do not miss this golden opportunity to “MEET WITH GODESSES DURGAA MA” and come out of your problems immediately. Since thousands of people coming from different parts of the world to meet with Swamiji and interact lively with Goddesses Durga Ma, please make sure that you keep strict silence whenever you are seated inside the Mandir. No camera and cell phone are allowed. Any kinds of cameras inside the Temple will be confiscated and WILL NOT be returned to the owners. Please respect the Gods inside the mandir and thousands of people are coming to get their problems to be resolved. Proper clothing is needed. No shorts and shoes are allowed. Please do not eat meat or drink whenever you come for this Goddesses Durga Ma’s Holy transformation ceremony. Thousands of people got benefited after meeting With Goddesses Durga ma directly. Please bring your friends and relatives to make use of this Holy opportunity to interact with the Gods lively. This is a miracle and these kinds of miracles are possible only by “Siddhars” Of course Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar is the only living Siddhar in the entire North America, and he is helping the human mankind round the clock For more information and MEET WITH HE GODS AND GODDESSES lively call immediately USA Toll free 1-888- 808 1418 The 2010 Poornima (pournami) Days to interact and to meet with Goddesses Durga Ma are as follows July 25, 2010 – Sunday August 24, 2010 –Tuesday September 23, 2010 –Thursday October 22, 2010 –Friday November 21, 2010 –Sunday December 21, 2010 –Tuesday Thousands of Devotes are healed after this Darshan of Goddess Durga Ma lively and came out of their problems like Black Magic, Divorce, Drugs, Drinks, Children Problems, Mother in Law problems, partnership problems, court cases, business problems, money problems, husband problems, love affairs, relationship problems delayed marriage, not able to conceive a baby, depression, medical malpractice, etc., For accommodation help please call us in advance. The mandir/ Temple have a 22000 sq feet guest house. However this would be available for the first come first served basis only. However lot of private hotels/ motels available around the mandir/ Temple Om Shanthi MEET GODDESSES DURGA MAA LIVELY!!
  • Karma 61 Questions and answers from the satsnag of Swamiji His Holiness, Param Pujya, Atharva Vedic Scholar, Maharaj, Rishi, Sri Selvam Siddhar at the opening time of the new and the biggest Hindu Temple in the Midwest at Dayton, OH recently. Swamiji you are like a living God for millions of followers and helped countless people to come of their difficulties including me. Could you tell us what is a Guru? Who ever teaches Brahma Gyan (Knowledge to reach God - The Supreme power) is a Guru or Spiritual Master. A SpiritualGuruistheexternalmanifestation of God. He is the personification of Vedas. He is empowered by the Lord to deliver the conditional Souls. Sometimes the Lord Himself becomes the Spiritual Master like Krishna, who showed Arjuna his original form. Are Guru and Parmatma one? Guru is the form of Parmatma. Do you talk with God? How can we know? Those who have attained such a state can know. Just as I have not learnt English and so cannot understand if someone speaks in English. Similarly those who know the language of God can only understand. What should be relationship between a true Guru and disciple? That cannot be explained through language. It can be only expressed though feelings of heart. Swamiji, Total Person like Krishna failed to satisfy his dear most friend and devotee Arjuna through his words which runs through 18 chapters of Gita. Ultimately Krishna succeeds in dispelling Arjuna’s doubts only by unfolding himself, exposing his universal form. Then why don’t you show us your original form? You are all my ‘Viraat Swaroop’. I am there in all of you and all of you are in me. You have only to trust. The moment you develop firm faith, you will see me everywhere. Lord Krishna says in Geeta - “Everyone has to hear the fruits of his Karmas.” Can Guru save his disciple from punishment of his irreligious acts? One cannot escape from Karma-Phal. That is a universal law. Nature never changes its rules. But a Brahma Gyani, Brahma Nistha Guru can help his devotee, if his faith and devote on to Guru is unshakeable. Suppose a person has to fall from the 7th floor of a building due to his previous Karmas. No one can save him from falling, because this is his Karma’s matured fruit. But a Mahatma, a Satguru can help the person, making him fall on some truck full of dunlop or cart carrying cotton. The person is to fall this is his Karma’s punishment. But he will be saved from hurt or injury by any means. This is Guru’s help. Your Holiness Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar, what is difference between Atma and Parmatma? Atma and Parmatma are one and the same. The whole modern civilization is operating on the misunderstanding that body is the self, but this is the mentality of animals as they are not having Buddhi for self-realization. By surrendering to Guru, what does one get? By taking the shelter of a benefited Spiritual Master and obeying his instructions with firm faith and devotion, one gets knowledge, detachment and ultimately Liberation (Moksha). Our Vedanta declares, “Destiny is irrevocable and unavoidable.” Then why one should unnecessarily bother and labor hard? It is indeed true that one would get only what is destined for him. However it behaves one to make a clear and proper distinction, between where it is appropriate to be resigned to one’s fate and where it is appropriate to exert personal effort. Securing a job is a matter of destiny, but having secured one, to sustain it with sincerity is a matter of personal efforts. To acquire or come into wealth is dictated by destiny, but how to use that wealth for a good purpose is a matter of personal choice and efforts. Whatever One is given by destiny, what one gets is his destiny; but how one uses it is his freedom of choice and efforts (Purushartha or New Karmas). Swamiji, is it true that Heaven and Hell are only on this Earth? Heaven and Hell on this earth are only samples. As per our Holy Scriptures, there are eighteen varieties of Heaven and Hells. Among them one type of each is here on this earth. They are like samples. When a trader, like a cloth merchant, comes to you to fetch order, he only brings his samples to show you. Again a grain merchant will only show Samples of grains. He does not carry his godown with him. Likewise nature has created only one sample of his Heaven and Hell here on earth. How one can live without sufferings? By simply observing without reacting. By simply examining any phenomenon objectively with equanimity, with a balanced mind. Like during meditation one feels pain in knee. Now, if he can learn just to observe the physical pain, if one can examine the sensation of pain objectively like a doctor examining someone else’s pain. Then one can see that pain itself is changing. It does not remain forever, it comes and goes, every moment it changes, but you-the observer- remain the same, unchangeable. If one understands this by personal experience, one can find that pain can no longer overwhelm and control him. Perhaps it goes away, perhaps not; but it does not matter. One cannot suffer from pain any more, because now he observes it with detachment.
  • Karma 62 Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar has constructed a 50 Feet Gopuram/ Shikar for “Kaala Bhirava” in the city of Dayton. This Temple is opened for the Devotee for the worship and for various prayers. Presently this is the only exclusive facility of India with the biggest gopuram and place of worship for Lord Kaala bhairava. If you have problems of black magic, enemies, court cases, serious health issues, children problems, divorce problems, partnership problems, law and enforcement problems, call the Temple/ Mandir to schedule a detailed analysis of your problems through the Atharva Vedic Astrology to find out a right remedy an approach your problems in a spiritual way with the blessings of Lord KAALA BHIARVA @ Hindu Temple of Ohio, USA Lord Bhairava is considered to be the incarnation of Lord Shiva. Kaalabhairava is the Lord of the March of Time. The Sanskrit meaning of the word ‘Bhairava’ is ‘Terrible’ or ‘Frightful’. Kaala Bhairava Ashtakam composed by Shri Adi Shankaracharya is devoted to Kaala Bhairava. Bhairava is a fierce form of Lord Shiva. There are several legends about the origin of Bhairava out of which the most popular one involves the Trinity in Hindu Religion as described in Shiva MahaPurana. The story is that when Brahma who was originally endowed with five heads started displaying his arrogance as the supreme creator of the Universe, Lord Shiva assumed the form of Bhairavaa and cut off one of the five heads of Brahma. Bhairava is referred as Bhairo or Bhairon or Bhairadya. His vehicle is dog and he wears ornaments of snakes. He wears a tiger skin and a ritual apron composed of human bones. He also carries the amputated head of Brahma. By worshipping Kaalabhairava @ Hindu Temple of Ohio (Dayton, OH), which is properly initiated with the Atharva Vedic Moola Mantras and Thantras would solve most of the problems which are pending for a long time. Those who wish to improve their time management skills may also worship him. Persons having malefic planets in the birth lagna or in transit are effective to reduce the negative effects of those malefic planets. According to Vedic Astrology, worshipping Bhairava is helpful for those suffering from the malefic effects of Raaghu in the horoscope. Bhairava is also a friend of Lord Sani. Lord Bhairava, also like the Goddess Kali, is worshipped by Yogis and Thantrics to gain Siddhis. There’s a shrine for Lord Kaala Bhairava in most Siva temples. He is very easy to please and can be worshipped by offering Coconut, Flowers, Sindoor, Mustard oil, black til (black sesame seeds) etc. Feeding and taking care of dogs is another way of showing the devotion to Lord Kaala Bhairava. Bhairava himself has eight manifestations, Kaala Bhairava, Asitanga Bhairava, Samhara Bhairava, Ruru Bhairava, Krodha Bhairava, Kapala Bhairava, Rudra Bhairava and Unmatta Bhairava. Bhairava Mantras “ Hrim vatukaya apadudharanaya kuru kuru batukaya hrim.” “Om hreem vam vatukaaya Aapaduddharanaya vatukaaya hreem” “Om Hraam Hreem Hroom Hrime Hroum Ksham Kshetrapaalaaya Kaala Bhairavaaya Namaha” Kaala Bhairava Gayatri Mantra Om Kaalakaalaaya Vidhmahey Kaalaatheethaaya dheemahi Thanno Kaala Bhairava Prachodhayaath. Even though these mantras appear to beverysimpletheyareverypowerful. Before starting the chanting of any of these mantras, those mantras are to be initiated by a Guruji or Swamiji. To get the proper initiation of the mantras call 1-888-808-1418 and get the entire blessings of Lord Kaala Bhairava. The wonderful image of Lord Bhairava adorns the cover page of this issue.
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