NAVVRASTHE ESSENCE OF LIFE…
Jun 2013 Vol.I / Issue2
JUPITER TRANSIT 2013
Movement spells change and significant movement of heavyweight planets
spells bigger change. The heavyweight planet of our solar system Jupiter, the
mentor of Gods - Guru moved into the sign of Gemini or Mithuna on May 31,
2013 and will stay in that sign for the subsequent 13 months.
Jupiter is saatvik energy, a benevolent planet that rules over justice, wisdom,
auspicious events and good fortune for each individual. Since Jupiter is such
a significant planet, that determines the foundations of life and decisions of
individuals; combined with the fact that it stays in a zodiacal sign for a long
duration of 13 months, the impact on life will be significant too and also quite
specific. What the coming 13 months augur for each sign, would depend on
the transit from natal moon, the sign it is transiting through, houses ruled etc.
Brihaspati first in his birth from the vast light,
in the highest heavenly space, with his seven
fronts, with his seven rays, with his many
births, drives utterly away the darknesses that
encompass us with his cry. ---Rig Veda
As Jupiter steps into the dual sign of Gemini, ruled by Mercury, individuals
can expect that the wisdom and maturity of Guru will blend with the incisive
and persuasive communication of Mercury. Now whether this combination
can work wonders for an individual or indicates caution - to watch against
smart-mouthing for one’s own interest will depend on where Jupiter transits
from natal moon and whether it will be auspicious or trying. You can read the
prediction for your sign by clicking here.
The light of Guru shines on your
soul illuminating the being and
defines life’s purpose. The
process of learning is perpetual
as Guru tattva is embedded all
around. As you begin to learn
from anything and everyone, the
lotus of your heart opens up to
receive and blossom. I wish you
an enjoyable journey each day,
exulting in your learning. With
Love and Light
Guruji Shrii Arnav
THE BRIHASPATI TEMPLE IN KUMBHAKONAM –
The holy place of Kumbhakonam is the place of the ultimate parihara.
The sacred place is home to the famous and powerful Navgraha temples
– all located in fair proximity to each other. Among these, the temple of
Jupiter or Brihaspati is also there and goes by the name of Alangudi.
As one approaches the temple, place and its energies are marked by a
distinct ease and it seems that suddenly one has entered a safe zone
where kindness is the order. The beauty lies in the fact that the temple
town of Kubhakonam, it is far flung from the city life and therefore, despite
hundreds and thousands of devotees flocking there the temples have
retained their ancient charm, power and energy!
Known as the Sri Abathsahayeswarar Temple of Aranyeshwara, the
temple is dedicated to Dakshinamurthy Shiva and his consort Parvati.
Dakshinamurthy is the guru form of Shiva. In this temple, there is an
engraving of Lord Brihaspati and does not appear as a separate idol.
When Shiva swallowed halahala (poison) that surfaced after the great
churning of the ocean for nectar (amrita manthan), he came to be known
as abathsahayeshwarar, meaning savior.
REMEDY/ PARIHARA FOR GURU/ JUPITER
Guru is the destroyer of ignorance – he that shines light and shows the
path. The Alangudi temple is a popular place of pilgrimage and is often
visited by individuals who may be undergoing a tough dasha of Jupiter.
Visiting this temple is a powerful remedy to overcome many negative
results of an unfavorable Guru. This can be done once and Guru remedy
further carried out by -
Fasting on Thursdays
Visiting the temple of Saibaba, Dakshinamurthy or Guru Dattatreya
Making offerings of yellow cloth, yellow flowers, chick peas and bananas
Chanting of Guru Mantra: OM GRAANG GREENG GROUNG SAH
GURUVE NAMAH. This is the mantra for planet Jupiter. Jupiter stands
for blessing and support of elders, excellent fortune and spirituality. The
mantra can be chanted 11, 27, 54 or 108 times every morning.
O Brihaspati, that which is the highest supreme of
existence, thither from this world they attain and take
their seat who touch the Truth. For thee are dug the
wells of honey which drain this hill and their
sweetness streams out on every side and breaks into
The Gopuram of Alangudi temple
The way to Alangudi- Abode of Guru
YELLOW SAPPHIRE – THE GEM OF JUPITER
The gemstone representing the positive powers of Jupiter in Vedic
Astrology and Vedic Gemology is the Yellow Sapphire also known
widely as Pushparagam and Pukhraj.
Jupiter is a natural benefic planet and represents good fate and
fortune, divine guidance, divine grace, education, power of speech and
knowledge. This planet also represents continuation of the family tree,
power of mantras, and guidance from Guru or preceptors, fame and
public acclaim. Jupiter is also known as Guru and Brihaspati.
It is a well known fact that if a female individual is having obstacles in
getting married, she should wear a properly consecrated Yellow
Sapphire gemstone. This remedy will remove the obstacles in getting
The best source for natural yellow sapphire is Srilanka.
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- Give more emphasis to quality rather than weight (a starting
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- Insist on treatment-free gem and certification verifying the
- Clarity and lustre should be excellent
- If you are choosing a yellow sapphire for gem therapy, trust
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