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Only by knowing the power of the
planets in an individual’s horoscope,
one can get a clear conclusion about the
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enjoyment and sensual delight are caused by this Nakshatra. The
origin of creation, it announces creation and deve...
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machinery and plants - everything is caused or influenced by
Chitra. Those born in the star Chitra are extremely f...
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between Visakha and Anuradha is that while the Visakha-
native forgets after success about benefits derived as als...
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In Vedic astrology the planet Saturn is called SANI.
In Sanskrit Sani comes from SANISCHARA, which
means, “slow mo...
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Sri. Selvam
Siddhar is very
fond and affectionate
to children. His idea is if
the children are well cultur...
Palakkai Pirattal
This is yet another chettinad delicacy made out of baby jack fruit
which will go very well with curd ric...
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till there is not much water content. Don’t keep the coconut for
a long tome in the stove. Switch off with in two ...
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spoon of ghee. Keep the flame very low. Close the kadai. The
rice will get cooked in 10 minutes. Open the kadai n...
Over the past issues we have discussed a few points about
Spirituality as explained in the Upanishads, the Bhagava...
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2. Sabha Parva The Book of the Assembly Hall describes Maya
Danava erecting the palace and court (sabha), at Indr...
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In Book 6 (Bhishma Parva) of The Bhagavad-Gita, Krishna
advises and teaches Arjuna when he is riddled with doubt....
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Black Magic is on the rise, is dangerous and can destroy one’s
health and well being; it can also kill or make th...
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Childhood Depression- Approach Spiritually.
In today’s fast moving world & changing lifestyle
childhood is far fr...
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bringing out the Initial Public issues, one has to weigh all the
pros and cons of profession & planetary periods,...
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The Monkey and the Crocodile
Once upon a time, a clever monkey lived in a tree that bore juicy,
red rose apples. ...
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the tank were going to die and he would have to starve. He said
that he had heard that people were going to fill ...
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she desperately wanted to see a bird just like the one that she had
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So the King asked his mini...
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Swamiji Sri Selvam siddhar also known as Dr Command...
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Our Vedic system recognizes 27 Nakshatra or constellation.
(Sometimes 28, if we include Abhijit Nakshatra which i...
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the second house, Libra the third house, Scorpio the fourth house,
Sagittarius the fifth house, Capricorn the six...
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Scorpio (Viruchikam)
Big eyes, broad chest, round thighs, knees and calves; sole of
feet having fish line on it; ...
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(By His Holiness Param Pujya Pujya Sri, Maharishi “ Swamiji
Selvam Siddhar”)
Houses And Planets
The zodiac is div...
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11th House: It accounts for accumulated wealth, elder brothers
and sisters and relations with them. Friends, fluc...
Dr commander selvam siddhar  is the publisher of the highest circulated indian print media in usa
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Dr commander selvam siddhar  is the publisher of the highest circulated indian print media in usa
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Dr commander selvam siddhar  is the publisher of the highest circulated indian print media in usa
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Dr commander selvam siddhar  is the publisher of the highest circulated indian print media in usa
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  1. 1. Karma 1 The nation’s largest full color monthly spiritual and metaphysical magazine. Submission & Disclaimers: Weacceptarticles,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. Post Masters: Send address changes to Karma, Suite No E 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.karmamagazine.org Vedic Astrology 2 Lord Saturn 6 Aachi’s Samayal 8 Spirituality 11 Kids Corner 20 Letters to Swamiji 23 The Hanuman Chalisha 44 Darshan Of Lord Shiv Ji Lively? 48 Temple Celebration Picture 52 Zodiac Sign 55 Athrava Vana Durga Navratri 60 Content......... Karma Special Sections Editor Ilavarasan Editor Madhu Manikandan Photographer C.T.Kumar Contributing Writers Legal Advisors Creative Art Director & Graphic Designer Jeyakumar Vishal Kalyani Gayathri Aascharya Reddy Jaswant Kaur Sheetal Suganya Prathap Jesse W. Hill, Esq John J. Scaccia Quentin C. Jones A.P. Jayachandran Empowering Self & Community
  2. 2. 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 the past issue I explained about nine stars. In this issue, I wish to write about another set of nine stars. I am going to write about the stars and the nature of the persons born in that particular star. Magha Nakshatra: Spread from 0 degree to 13:20’ Simmam. Lord Sun is the lord of this star and the deity ‘Pitrigan’. Symbol-The royal Court with a royal throne.Attributes-The virtues and vices of the father’s family, wealth, glory, beauty, strength and prowess, luster and effulgence, superior qualities, sharpness of intellect, nobility, prestige, replenishment, and increase, wisdom, brilliance, capacity and willingness to donate, ancestors on the paternal side-all these are effected by Magha. In no star is the position of Lord Sun is so magnificent and dignified. Lord Sun in “Ashwini” is brilliant no doubt but the brilliancy of incendiary character. It burns everything about it. Lord Sun is then a terrible ball of fire. But in Magha, Lord Sun is like an emperor, confident and self-assured. If happy and pleased he is in a mood to make any benediction or gift. When Lord Sun is in Magha, Lord Sani gets alarmed and that is natural. For Sani is by character, of a mean disposition, the nature of a slave, no wonder that mean and lowly Sani cannot brook the beauty and the dignity of the position of Lord Sun in Magha. That is why Sani is “Neecha” and anti-meridian in Ashwini and meanness and wiliness of Sani increases. If Sani is the lord of 9th and 10th houses and is placed in the 4th house and associated with Magha he adversely influences the effects of the 4th and 10th houses. Magha is the cause of brightness and light. Therefore gloomy Grahas cannot stand it. Magha stands for noble impulses and incentives, the gift of Magha must always be a noble one. Magha has been described as glorious one. Those born in the star Makha are reserved, highly sexy, endowed with comforts and have wives who are also reserved. Knowledgeable, pure and sacrifice things. Those born in the Makha star are cruel, respect their fathers, sharp in reacting with others, non-sinners and destroy their enemies. They are harsh-spoken, hefty bodied, angry, transact with teachers and kings, interested in the advice of Devaguru and are bright. They tread the religious path and endowed with pleasant qualities; enjoyers and truthful. They are served by many servants, conduct big operations and are leaders of a big army. They are learned, long-lived, earn good money, obedient and help their relatives. They have bloodshot eye and possess fish sign on the chest. Those born in the first pada like to be alone, suffer from ear diseases, talk much, cruel, deceivers, hate others; and always sick. Poorvapalguni Nakshatra: Spread from 13:20’ to 26:40’ Simmam. Lord is Lord Sun, deity “Shivalinga”, Symbol-Swinging hammock. It is also called the Bhagadaivata Star. All the six majesties, pleasure and prosperity, love, Karma 2 Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar
  3. 3. Karma 3 enjoyment and sensual delight are caused by this Nakshatra. The origin of creation, it announces creation and development. The closure of it means destruction. The individual who in personal life succeeds in mastering the six impulses, that is the impulse of creativity which also masters death. Therefore, on the one hand this star symbolizes the joy of creation and enjoyment, and on the other hand signifies desirelessness and asceticism. On the one hand it is the gateway to creation, basic seed of it; on the other hand it aims at renunciation, dissolution, and a merger in ‘Brahma’. Fame and renown is the special feature of this star. Poorvapalguni and Uttarapalguni are symbol of good fortune and luck. It is the birth star of Guru. Those born in this star are experts in love making, strong and handsome but extremely fearful. They help others, and carry out works which cannot be done by others. They are angry, frauds, cruel and candid. They are bright, wealthy, givers, and experts in music and dance. They are wise and are in the service of kings. They are long lived and beget few children. They are learned, reserved, love women, enjoyers, prominent amongst the learned, handsome, love their brothers, endowed with soft hands and feet, born of Rajamsha, strict transactors, endowed with attractive eyes, idle and possess kingly signs. Those born in the first pada are endowed with all good qualities, enjoy life, endowed with many children, kind hearted, capable of doing varied jobs, satisfied, trouble others, not trusted, cruel, soft-spoken and loved by people. Spread from 26:40 Simmam to 10: degree Kanya. The lords are Lord Sun and Lord Mercury (Budha), symbol is a bed. Poorvapalguni and Uttarapalguni are pair together. Its attributes are much the same as those of Poorvapalguni.The only difference is that generosity, kindness, patronage and an eagerness to help the distressed, to help friends and intimates and those who seek help are more pronounced in this star. Those born in the Uttaram star are wealthy, know the science of weapons, impotent, respectful and endowed with attractive eyes. They are fixed to the sciences and stingy in expending money. They are givers, kind hearted, happy and endowed with good qualities, famous, kingly, daring and extremely soft personalities. They win over their enemies, loved by women, experts in arts, truthful, and learned. They are obedient, religious, loved by people, stable and bright. Those born in the first pada cause danger to their father, hence the child is forbidden to be seen by their father until the end of two months after the birth. They are devoted to work, proud, knower of secrets, handsome and the most important person in their clan. They easily mesmerize women, of hot constitution, obedient, happy, learned and possess signs of fish. Hasta Nakshatra: Spread from 10: to 23:20’ Kanya. The Lord is Lord Budha and the deity is Surya., symbol - closed hand. The 12 names of the sun are: (1)Arun, (2)Aditya, (3) Tapan, (4) Divakar, (5) Bhaskar, (6) Bhanu, (7) Martanda, (8) Mithra, (9)Ravi, (10) Bivakar, (11) Sahasramsu and (12) Surya. All the attributes of these names etymologically connotes are caused by this star. From the Surya we derive creativity and creation, and from creation we derive light, luster, and strength. Surya is the prime cause of dominion, kingship, power of immunity and the light that dispels darkness. Budha is the cause of knowledge. If placed in this star he sheds light all around. Lord Sun with this Nakshatra enhances the instinctofdominionandthecapacitytoruleoverothers.Itbrushes up human intelligence, making it more luminous and makes a man vibrant with life and light. The symbol is a closed hand or fist. It would follow that is signifies determination and clenched resolution. To keep everybody within one’s grip, the possessive instinct follows from the nature of this star. The magician and the pick-pocket are also born under this star - variation from nobler attributes. Those born in the star Hasta are stable bodied, untruthful, bear excellent character and warriors.They are givers, independent, famous, interested in the worshipping of gods and pious people, and likely to get all the properties of their father. They are learned, handsome, wealthy, daring, helpful to others and all knowledgeable. They are cruel and grab others’ property. They are bad people, strong, interested in music, happy with their relatives and friends, respected by kings, respect the gods and pious, destroy their enemies, famous and posses the signs of fish. Those born in the first pada are quick, strong, wealthy, drunkards, doing bad works, stingy, quarrelsome, suffer from phlegmatic diseases and ups and downs in life. Chitra Nakshatra: Spread from 23:20’ Kanya to 6:40’ Thula Rasi. The lords are Budha and Sukra, Deity Viswakarma and the symbol is the gem on the serpent’s crest. Chitra is very beautiful to look at. Viswakarma, the great artist and artificer to the Gods, the lord of practical arts and applied aesthetics. He blesses this star with the knowledge and capacity to paint, the gift of narration and well-ordered conversation. From Chitra is derived the painter, specialist in paints, the artist, the musician, the skilful surgeon, the imaginative writer, the specialist in aromatic herbs and dreamer of intricate patterns. The art of construction, the art of engraving, embroidery, frame-making and everything that constitutes an artistic complex from fine embroidery and on the other hand industrial engineering, skill and the organization of
  4. 4. Karma 4 machinery and plants - everything is caused or influenced by Chitra. Those born in the star Chitra are extremely fearful of low mind suffer from hunger, and troubled in mind. They are weak and perverse sexed. They are troubled by their enemies, obedient, capable and wear peculiar dresses. They advance peculiar arguments. Those born in the Chitra star are experts in love making, bright, wealthy, enjoyers and learned. They are probably distorted (personalities), strong, brave, endowed with wife and children, and respect the gods and pious. Those born in the first pada of Chittra are sharp, handsome, sexy, fickle, respected by people, religious and endowed with many children. They complete the works they desire, destroy their enemies, deceivers, increase their circle of friends, and happy. Swati Nakshatra: Spread from 6:40’ to 20: Thula. Lord is Sukra, the deity is the Wind and because of this latter factor this causes the attributes of the wind. Restlessness of disposition or physical restlessness, inability to stay still at any place comes from it; also fidgetiness and noise. It is self-assured and asserting. The winds are the Lords of North-West. From these are derived the knowledge, the physical internal adjustments of the 5 Winds - Prana, Apana, Vyana, Udana and Samana. Also from this comes the storms and the whirl-wind, the concrete disturbance of the atmosphere, A person born under this star is good at buying and selling, his wealth and property come and go quite easily. He is an independent sort of man, always striving for more independence. Asceticism is yet another attribute of this star. Diseases of the wind are to be treated in reference to this. The Wind is the great scavenger, it sweats the dross and purifies. The winnowing of rice bears comparison to this. Those born in the star Swati are wise, witty and learned. They are religious and pleasant minded. They are endowed with the body of kingly symbols, bright and handsome and loved by their wives. They perform religious works, truthful, experts in transactions, sexy, givers and learned. They are obedient, lovers of pious people, experts in architecture and sculpture, stingy and respect gods and brahmins. They help others, daring, long lived, large eyed, kind, famous, lovers of relatives and friends, independent, eat optimum food, and followers of their own religion. Those born in the first pada are always brave, knowledgeable; speak little excess, good speakers, handsome, capable in doing any job, endowed with sophisticated body but strong, critical in all undertakings, and winners of the hearts of people. Vishakha Nakshatra: Spread from 20 Thula up to 3:20’ Viruchika Rasi. The lords are Sukra and Mangal, Deity is Satragni, Symbol - a leaf- decked triumphal gate. Another name of this Star is Radha, a compliment to Anuradha, the birth star of Surya. From this is derived the fulfillment of action, variety of enterprise, achievement irrespective of the means employed and fearless and unscrupulous pursuit of self-interest. Real friendship hardly happens. A man born under this star works at various things but hardly concentrates on any one of them. To spread about and to dissipate is another attribute of this star. The native of this star aims at success and is pleased with it when it happens, nothing else matters. Among other attributes may be mentioned obedience to religious injunctions, quickness of the uptake, and also loss and disaster from enemies, sometimes even death or lunacy. Those born in the Vishakha star are physically impure, strong, go after others’ women, bereft of relatives and cause deference amongst friends. They are always thinking about sex, experts in the jobs of fire, brewery, ores and metallurgical operations and do not develop friendship with anybody. They are jealous, subtle, kind, forbidden love, of controlled senses, wealthy and stingy. They are intelligent, stable minded, good speakers, love relatives, children and friends. They are great people. They are candid and quarrelsome and addicted to prostitutes. They are witty, obedient, long-lived, help many, speakers of truth, short tempered, lovers of women, possess blood-shot eyes and also fish sign on the secret parts. Those born in the first pada possess a small girdle, remember help rendered by others, proud, old, born, addicted to bad jobs, troublesome to relatives and bereft of corns and wealth, wise, leaders of army, enjoyers and peaceful. Anuradha Nakshatra: Spread from 3:20’ to 16”40’ Viruchika Rasi. Lord is Mangal, Symbol - the same as that of Visakha. Visakha and Anuradha are complimentary to each other. From Anuradha is derived friendship, love, affection and other tender feature of a person’s character. From Visakha is considered the ultimate objective while from Anuradha is indicated the ‘action’. The difference
  5. 5. Karma 5 between Visakha and Anuradha is that while the Visakha- native forgets after success about benefits derived as also the persons who helped, the Anuradha-native retains soft feeling about them, he keeps his friendship intact and does not forget the benefits. The Anuradha-native’s mind is always alive and receptive to all feelings and gestures of friendship and love. He is like the sentinel always a mounting guard over emotions, but lacking the hardness or toughness of the official sentinel. Those born in the star Anuradha are interested in women, with commendable complexion of the body, bewildered, idle and weak minded. They are famous, experts in arts, and destroyers of their enemies. They are servers of king, brave, stationed in countries other than their own, handsome, and destroyers of their sins. They are truthful, respect kings, respect their mothers and are musicians. They enjoy life and go after other women. They are fit for friendship, kind hearted, of helping nature, intelligent, enjoyers and travelers. They are endowed with few children, lovers of peace, and givers of food, famous and respected by kings. They are good conversationalists, obedient, always advisers, full of pride and forget the help rendered by others, aged looking, stingy, untruthful, bad persons and bereft of relatives, are those born in the first pada. Jyestha Nakshatra: Spread from 16:40’ up to 30: degree Vrischika Rashi, Lord is Mangal, the deity is Indra, equivalent to Lord Sun, the King of the firmament. Indra is the great lord, the mighty warrior and a hero among heroes by tradition and in the plenitude of power he reigns supreme. He is the first among courtesans. When this star is unfavorable it causes sorrow and poverty. Those born in the Jyeshtha star are fond of daily physical exercises, warriors, always respecting brahmins, famous and endowed with fine qualities. They gain fame, are bright, accompany kings, affected in mind, deeply idle, well known, and speak final. They are addicted to bad jobs, capable of undergoing difficulties, unbearable, cruel, untruthful and wealthy. They are tall and endowed with few children. They are pure and intelligent. They are religious and have a good circle of friends; they are poets and wise. They are generally dark complexioned, happy, stable and much learned. Those born in the first pada are writers, witty people, pleasant faced, sexy and attracted by women. They are liked by all, interested in discussion of the scriptures and happy. In the next issue I will meet you all with the remaining 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
  6. 6. Karma 6 In Vedic astrology the planet Saturn is called SANI. In Sanskrit Sani comes from SANISCHARA, which means, “slow mover”. From Sani we get the word “shun”, which means to ignore, or lose awareness of something. Thus, Saturn represents a loss of awareness, or ignorance. This loss of awareness can also mean the diminishing awareness of the material world of manifestation. Here Saturn indicates the ascetic, rich with inner spirituality, and lost to this material plane of existence. Saturn is a malefic graha. He rules over the two signs, Capricorn and Aquarius. He is exalted in Libra, and fallen in the opposite sign of Aries. Saturn is a karaka, or indicator of longevity, misery, sorrow, old age and death, discipline, restriction, responsibility, delays, ambition, leadership and authority, humility, integrity, and wisdom born of experience. Saturn also indicates asceticism, denial, non-attachment, spirituality, hard work, organization, reality and time itself. Saturn’s most powerful place in the chart is in the 7th House and the Kendra’s, or Angles. He is a particularly beneficial planet for Taurus and Libra Ascendants. Saturn’s nature is Vata, or Airy. His gem is Blue Sapphire and all black stones and his metal is Lead. Saturn’s direction is west and his day is Saturday. He reaches full maturity at age 36. In Vedic myth Saturn is the son of the Lord Sun, born to his shadow wife, Chaya. Saturn is lame because one of the Sun’s first wife Sanjana’s children became angered with him and struck him in the foot. Thus Saturn walks with a limp, which accounts why he is the slowest of the Grahas. The graha SANISCHARA (Saturn), also known as Manda, is generally known to affect one adversely on occasions when he occupies certain positions in one’s horoscope like Saade Sati (7 1/2 years) Ashtama Sani (Saturn in 8th house - 2 1/2 years) etc. He is the Lord of Makaram and Kumbam. He is the slowest moving planet taking 2 1/2 years in each Rasi, completing one cycle every 30 years. A prayer to this Devata, especially on Saturdays, is said to mitigate the hardships one will have to face during these periods. Sanischara bestows all benefits to the devotees who pray sincerely to him. There is on individual shrine for Lord Sani in the entire USA. Hindu Temple of Ohio is the only Temple that has an individual shrine for Lord Sani (Saturn). Those who are having problems with 71/2 Saturn (Sade Sathi) or any other problems can come to this Temple, perform prescribed rituals, get the blessings of Lord Sani and get the best spiritual salvation for all kinds of problems. To know more and more about the specified ritual for Lord Sani, please contact the Chief Priest Srividhya Raviji @ 937-344-9221.Hindu Temple of Ohio. 2222, Olive Road, Dayton, Ohio.45426.
  7. 7. Karma 7 Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar is very fond and affectionate to children. His idea is if the children are well cultured, the entire society will be well. So, he use to tell short moral stories to the kids in all the satsangs. Here is some moral stories for children. The moral is not only for children but for all. Please God A sage observed seven dark women walking by his hermitage every morning and return clean and beautiful. He asked them who they were. They said, ‘We are the seven seas. When people come and wash their sins in our waters, we grow dark...There is a person who, when we go and circumambulate him, the sins wash away and we regain our true nature’. Curious, he enquired about that person endowed with such powers. They replied, ‘He is Pundalika, a boy famous for his devotion towards his parents. God visited that boy’s house, and Pundalika requested Him to stand on a couple of bricks till he finished doing ‘pada pooja’ to his parents. Pleased with the boy’s devotion, God manifested in the form of Panduranga. Pundalika ranks high as one of the four prime devotees of the Lord (Prahalada, Parasara, Narada, and Pundalika). Here is a devotee who did not neglect his worldly responsibilities and God placed him on a high pedestal. The path you have chosen to lead your life is not so important, as fulfilling the responsibilities associated with that path. How well you play your part in this drama of life decides how close you become to God. LOVING OR FEIGNING LOVE There is this story of a person who assumed that the world is permanent. A sage advised him of the transience of the world; that all relationships are false. But the man was not willing to believe what the hermit said. The sage told him, ‘I will give you a pill, eat it and you will be physically immobile for a day as if you are dead, but you will be conscious. Then you will understand the true nature of the world by the happenings around you.The man took the pill and feigned death. When the hermit reached the man’s house, the wife sobbed inconsolably, ‘O Sage! My husband has departed at such a young age’, to which the sage replied, ‘I can revive him, provided one of you sacrifice your life for his sake’. The man’s aged parents told the hermit, ‘We need to go on pilgrimages to Kasi and Rameswaram; we cannot give up our lives before that’. The children said, ‘Our mother will take care of us; it will compensate for our father’. The hermit told the wife, ‘You seem to be in much greater grief than the others. I can save your husband if you can give up your life for him’, to which the wife replied, ‘Even when this person was alive, he was frittering away his life under the influence of drinks. I will take care of the family’. The hermit said, ‘What is this? I am asking one of you to give up your life to save him; none of you seem to care for him’ to which the entire family chorused, ‘Swami! You do not have any relations in the world, nor do you have any wants. Why do not you sacrifice your life for him? We will construct a Samadhi for you and will worship you on your anniversary’, and the hermit fled! That is how the world is. Only ten percent of the world knows to love; the remaining 90% are busy flaunting love for getting their work done. They do not care if saints suffer from stomachache; their focus is ‘if the saint accepts what I offer, then it is good for me’and therefore they will thrust on the saints whatever they get from a cheaper store.
  8. 8. Palakkai Pirattal This is yet another chettinad delicacy made out of baby jack fruit which will go very well with curd rice, Rasam Rice, Chappathi or Paratha. This is also a common item in a grand chettinad vegetarian lunch. Ingredients Baby jack fruit (cut into small pieces), Potato-1, Big onion-1, Tomato-1 To Grind Coconut grated-3 table spoons, Red chilli-5, Pottukadalai-1 table spoon Cashwes-4(optional), Fennel seeds-1 teaspoon To season Cinamon-2 small pieces, Cloves-2, Cardomom-2,Fennel seeds-1 teaspoon Procedure Peel off the skin from the baby jack fruit and cut as shown. Cut the potato also in the same size. Chop the onion and tomatoes also. In a small cooker or pressure pan cook the cut jack fruit and potatoes for 1 whistle in high flame. This will get cooked fast and will get smashed if over cooked. So if you are not sure when to switch off then cook it in microwave or in a kadai in such a way that the pieces are just correctly cooked. Grind the items given in ‘To grind’to a smooth paste. Now keep the kadai in the stove. In two tablespoons of oil season the curry with the items given in ‘To season’. Add the onions and tomatoes and saute nicely till oil separates. Now add the grinded masal and salt needed and sauté till it gets cooked well and oil separates in medium fire. Add ¼ cup of water to this and put the cooked baby jack fruit and potato pieces. Mix everything nicely in such a way that you don’t smash the pieces and cook in medium fire for 5 to 7 minutes till oil separates. HOLY COOKING / SPIRITUAL ( PRASADAM) FOOD ITEMS FOR THE GODS AND TEMPLES/ MANDIRS Poorana Kozhukattai (Vinayaga Chathurthi Special) When we were kids, the first thing that will come to our mind about Vinayakar Chathurthi is the sweet poorna kuzhakattai and sundal that will be made in all houses and distributed among the neighboring houses on that day. We used to compare the softness of the kozhukattai made in different houses. Though I love poorna kuzhakattai,I used to make modagam which is more favorite to vinayagar. But this year I wanted to share this recipe with my readers. Ingredients Raw rice -200 gms (1 uzhakku) (Here we get mavu pacharisi),Powdered jaggery-1/2 cup,grated coconut-1/2 cup,Cardomom-2,Ghee -2 teaspoon,Gingelly oil-1 tablespoon Method Soak the rice for an hour. Grind it well in a mixie. The batter can be watery. After grinding add 1/4 teaspoon salt and teaspoon gingelly oil into the batter. The batter can be like dosa batter. Keep a kadai in the stove. Boil 3/4 cup water and pour the ground batter into the water and stir nicely. The batter will turn like a ball in a minute or two. Switch off the stove. Divide the batter into three portions and knead it into a smooth ball. Make it into a single ball and cover it with a wet tissue or cloth. Now for the coconut poornam , Keep the kadai in the stove.pour 1/4 cup water. Add the jaggery into the water. Once the jaggerry dissolves, strain the jaggerry using a filter to remove impurities. Wash the kadai and pour back the jaggerry and boil till it turns sticky. In medium fire it can be boiled for 3 to 4 minutes. Now add the coconut, ghee and the powdered cardamom and stir well Karma 8 Aachi’s Samayal ( Cooking )
  9. 9. Karma 9 till there is not much water content. Don’t keep the coconut for a long tome in the stove. Switch off with in two minutes else the coconut will get roasted. Now the poornam is ready. Now we have to make the kozhukattai and keep the poornam inside. In Tamilnadu lot of ready made achu (moulds) is available. But if you don’t have achu also no problem. The batter will listen to your needs. Make small balls. Spread it into flat thin circles or make small kinnams. Little bit gingili oil can also be used for spreading. Youngsters today will do a better work of making different shapes than us. Keep the poornam inside and cover nicely. If you make the first type stick the ends nicely. Steam the kozhukattai in idly pot or stand. Remember you have to put a cloth or tissue on the idly plate before steaming else the steam from below will change the color of the kozhukattai. Chakkarai pongal or Sarkkarai pongal (sweet Rice) This Rice is the queen of pongal. The idea of making this pongal on the first day of Thai month, was to make a sweet first out of the newly harvested rice. Now time has changed. Agriculture is no more the main occupation of many. But we continue to celebrate the function with some raw rice we get in the store. To our future generations we should try to explain the importance of this function to the farmer and the agriculturists In those days pongal was kept outside the house in the open for sun God. Now in our system of living we can’t do that and we have ended up in making pongal in the pressure cooker in our kitchen. Till today, I have managed to make pongal on the pongal day in the pongal panai in the dining room keeping the gas stove down .But in this method there is a risk of pongal getting burnt if we are not careful. So I advice the younger generation to make it in the cooker itself which is a safe and sure method Ingredients Raw rice-1 cup,Grated jaggerry-1 cup, Broken green gram- handful (pasiparuppu) Ghee 3 table spoons, Cashews-10, Raisins-handful, Powdered cardamom-1,teaspoon Procedure Wash the rice and pasiparuppu and cook in the pressure cooker with 3 cups of water in medium fire for 10 minutes. Meantime dissolve the jaggerry in a cup of water in the stove. Strain it using a stainless steel strainer .Keep it back in the stove and bring the mixture to a boil for 2 minutes. After the pressure goes open the cooker. Smash the rice nicely with a flat ladle. Slowly pour the jaggerry water into the cooker mixing well .Switch on the stove now and in low fire mix everything nicely. Switch off the stove in 2 minutes. Remember the pongal will solidify once it cools. If you want you can add little milk also instead of water while cooking rice. In a small frying pan, in a tablespoon of ghee fry the cashews after breaking it into small pieces in low fire. Add this also into the cooker. Fry the raisins also and along with that ghee add everything into the pongal. Add the cardamom powder and a tablespoon of ghee and mix well. Your pongal is ready. While serving you can use the remaining 1 tablespoon of ghee. Modagam This is the favorite sweet of Lord Ganesha or Pillayar as we call in Tamil. So this is commonly made in all houses in Tamilnadu during Vinayaga Chathurthi. This is different from Poorna Kuzhakkattai which is a sweet stuffed one. Modagam is made with broken rice like Rava and Jaggerry. One of my readers is urgently in need of this recipe, so no more time for stories. Ingredients Rice (broken like Rava)-2 cups,Jaggerry-2 cups,Water-6 cups (3 cups of water for 1 cup rice),Grated coconut-1/4 cup,Ghee-3 tablespoons Broken Green gram-1/4 cup (pasiparuppu), Cardomom-4 (powder it along with a teaspoon of sugar in the mixie) Procedure Wash the rice. Spread it under the fan for an hour in newspaper till the rice gets dried. Those who can’t dry can keep it in microwave for a minute. Put it in the mixie and powder it like rava. For making the modagam, first roast the rava in a tablespoon of ghee for 2 minutes. In a kadai pour 6 cups of water. Add the jaggerry. When the jaggerry water boils strain it using a steel strainer to remove the impurities. After straining pour back the jaggerry water into the kadai and when the water starts boiling add the broken rice and the green gram. Mix well. Add a table
  10. 10. Karma 10 spoon of ghee. Keep the flame very low. Close the kadai. The rice will get cooked in 10 minutes. Open the kadai now and then mix. Once the rice appears to be cooked, add the grated coconut, powdered cardamom and one more table spoon of ghee. Switch of the stove. Allow it to cool for 5 minutes. Make small balls and steam it in idly pan for 8 minutes. Ma Vilakku or Mavu Vilakku (Rice flour Deepam) In Tamilnadu (I am not sure about other states), there is a practice of making Rice dough with jaggery and lighting a deepam for our favorite God or Goddesses on auspicious days like AAdi Velli , Purattasi Sani etc. In olden days sweet was a very rare item at home and children used to wait for this hand grinded dough (iditha maavu). Now those days have gone and making rice flour has become a difficult task. For the sake of youngsters who have seen their parents keeping maa vilakku regularly and want to continue it, here is the recipe. Ingredients Raw Rice (medium quality) – 200 gms (1 azhakku) Jaggery-200 gms (powdered 1 cup) while buying go for little bit white colored jiggery Cardomom-3 Ghee-2 table spoons Procedure Wash the rice nicely and soak for just 10 minutes. Now strain it and spread it on a newspaper under the fan. Let this dry for just 10 minutes (If it is dried more, you can’t make the flour. Now put all the rice in the big jar of the mixie and grind at a stretch for 2 minutes. Sieve the rice with the help of a medium holed sieve. Grind again till everything is done. Powder the jaggery nicely with a stone or slice it with the help of a knife. The next part is making the dough. Powder the cardamom along with a teaspoon of sugar in the small jar and take the powder alone. Add it to the rice flour. Slowly add the jiggery to the flour kept in a flat vessel and mix it with your hand. Initially you will feel Oh how am I going to make the dough. Don’t worry. Surely dough will turn perfect. If you find it difficult, keep aside the vessel closed for 5 minutes. Now the dough will be little loose. Add a teaspoon of Ghee and mix again till your dough is perfect. Excess jaggery will make the dough watery. In that case extra flour has to be added. I am sure you will not be short of jaggery if this measurement is followed. Don’t transfer it into the vessel in which you light deepam. Put it in a Zip lock bag and keep it in the vessel in which you want to light the deepam and take to the temple. Just before lighting transfer it into the vessel. Make the dough a round ball and keep inside the vessel. Press the centre of the dough with your thumb. Inside that hole pour half spoon ghee and light the lamp keeping the thread in the middle, Press one end of the thread inside the dough nicely so that the thread stands erect. Now light the lamp and get the blessings of Soolini Ma, and Vana Durga of Hindu Temple of Ohio.
  11. 11. Karma11 Over the past issues we have discussed a few points about Spirituality as explained in the Upanishads, the Bhagavad- Gita, and the Ramayana. In this issue we will discuss the Spirituality found in Mahabharata. I whole heartedly thank the Almighty and my Swamiji for blessing me with more opportunities to express my ideas on Spirituality. The Mahabharata is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being the Ramayana. The epic is part of the Hindu Itihasa, and forms an important part of Hindu Philosophy. It is of immense importance to the culture of the Indian Subcontinent, and is a major text in Hinduism. Its discussion of the human goals: Dharma (duty), Artha (purpose), Kama (pleasure), and Moksha (liberation), takes place in a long- standing tradition, attempting to explain the relationship of the individual to society, the world and the workings of Karma. With more than 74,000 verses the Mahabharata is one of the longest epic poems in the world. It is about four times the size of the Ramayana. Including the Harivamsa, the Mahabharata has a total length of more than 90,000 verses. Besides its epic narrative of the Kurukshetra War and the fates of the Kauravas and the Pandavas, the Mahabharata contains much philosophical and devotional material, such as the Shrimad Bhagavad-Gita, or a discussion of the four “goals of life,” (purusharthas). The later are enumerated as Dharma (right action), Artha (purpose), Kama (pleasure), and Moksha (liberation). This great epic was dictated to Lord Ganesha by the great sage Veda Vyasa. Since Lord Ganesha cannot find the proper writing materials, he broke one of his tusks and wrote the epic on the hill called Meru. Among the principal works and stories that are a part of the Mahabharata, the following are very famous. This book is divided into eighteen “parvas” or books. The parvas are again subdivided into chapters. The last two chapters are called the Harivamsa and it tells about the life and death of Lord Krishna. Here I will describe the eighteen books. 1.Adi Parva The Book of the Beginning (The word “adi” means first) explains how the Mahabharata came to be narrated by Sauti to the assembled rishis at Naimisharanya. Vaishampayana recited the Mahabharata at the Sarpayaga, which was conducted by Janamejaya. (Vaishampayana is the other name of sage Veda Vyasa.) The history of the Bharata race is told in detail, and the book also traces history of the Bhrigu race - The birth and early life of the Kuru princes.
  12. 12. Karma 12 2. Sabha Parva The Book of the Assembly Hall describes Maya Danava erecting the palace and court (sabha), at Indraprastha, the life at the court, Yudhishthira’s Rajasuya Yajna, the game of dice, and the eventual exile of the Pandavas. 3. Vana Parva (also Aranyaka-parva) The Book of the Forest covers the twelve years of exile in the forest (aranya). 4. Virata Parva The Book of Virata recounts the year in incognito spent at the court of Virata. 5. Udyoga Parva The Book of the Effort tells of the preparations for war and the efforts to bring about peace between the Kurus and the Pandavas which eventually fail (“udyoga” means effort or work). 6. Bhishma Parva The Book of Bhishma goes over the first part of the great battle, with Bhishma as the commander for the Kauravas and his fall on a bed of arrows. 7. Drona Parva In the Book of Drona, the battle continues, with Drona as commander. This is the major book of the war. Most of the great warriors on both sides are dead by the end of this book. 8. Karna Parva In the Book of Karna, the battle is narrated again, now with Karna as the commander. 9. Shalya Parva, means “The Book of Shalya.” Here is the description of the last day of battle, with Shalya as commander. Told in detail, is the pilgrimage of Balarama to the fords of the river Saraswati and the mace fight between Bheema and Duryodhana, which ends the war when Bheema kills Duryodhana by smashing him on the thighs with a mace. 10. Sauptika Parva (The Book of the Sleeping Warriors) Ashvattama, Kripa and Kritavarma kill the remaining Pandava army in their sleep. Only seven warriors remain on the Pandava side and three on the Kaurava side. 11. Stri Parva (The Book of the Women) Here, Gandhari, Kunti and the women (stri) of the Kurus and the Pandavas lament their dead. 12. Shanti Parva (“Shanti” means peace) The Book of Peace covers the crowning of Yudhisthira as king of Hastinapura, and the instructions from Bhishma for the newly anointed king on society, economics, and politics. This is the longest book of the Mahabharata. 13. Anushasana Parva The Book of the Instructions are the final instructions from Bhishma (“anushasana” means rules and regulations). 14. Ashvamedhika Parva The Book of the Horse Sacrifice is the royal ceremony of theAshvamedha (Horse Sacrifice) conducted by Yudhisthira. Also covered is the world conquest by Arjuna. And the Anugita (supplementary to Srimad Bhagavad-Gita) is told by Krishna to Arjuna. 15. Ashramavasika Parva (The Book of the Hermitage) In this book we have the eventual deaths of Dhritarashtra, Gandhari, and Kunti in a forest fire when they are living in a hermitage in the Himalayas. Vidura predeceases them and Sanjaya on Dhritarashtra’s bidding goes to live in the higher Himalayas. 16. Mausala Parva The Book of the Clubs describes the infighting between the Yadavas with maces (mausala) and the eventual destruction of theYadavas. 17. Mahaprasthanika Parva (The Book of the Great Journey) This is the great journey of Yudhisthira and his brothers across the whole country and finally their ascent of the great Himalayas where each Pandava falls except for Yudhisthira. 18. Svargarohana Parva (The Book of the Ascent to Heaven) Here is Yudhisthira’s final test, and the return of the Pandavas to the spiritual world (svarga). Out of these eighteen great books, the morality to be adopted by an individual is mostly taught. The rules and regulations told in these great books are applicable from the topmost to the bottommost in society. By adopting the rules, regulations, and morality of the Mahabharata, one can become a practical example to the entire world. The intellectual giants like Bishma, Drona, Yudishtira, and Lord Krishna showed the path that leads to a peaceful and spiritual life. They are the important rules and practical lessons for leading a calm, peaceful, and brave, spiritual life.
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  14. 14. Karma 14 In Book 6 (Bhishma Parva) of The Bhagavad-Gita, Krishna advises and teaches Arjuna when he is riddled with doubt. These teachings are not only meant for Arjuna but for one and all in the universe. The teachings match from the day of epics until today. It will also match well for the future also. As a great epic, the Mahabharata has put forth an enormous effort to cultivate spirituality and moralities into the regular lives of human beings. There is no spiritual partiality in the human race from emperor to the last citizen. The core story of the work is that of a dynastic struggle for the throne of Hastinapura, the kingdom ruled by the Kuru clan. The two collateral branches of the family that participate in the struggle are the Kaurava and the Pandava. Although the Kaurava is the senior branch of the family, Duryodhana, the eldest Kaurava, is younger than Yudhisthira, the eldest Pandava. Both Duryodhana and Yudhisthira claim to the first in line to inherit the throne. The struggle culminates in the great battle of Kurukshetra, in which the Pandavas are ultimately victorious. The battle produces complex conflicts of kinship and friendship, instances of family loyalty and duty taking precedence over what is right, as well as the converse. The Mahabharata itself ends with the death of Lord Krishna, and the subsequent end of his dynasty, and ascent of the Pandava brothers to heaven. It also marks the beginning of the Hindu age of Kali (Kali Yuga), the fourth and final age of mankind, where the great values and noble ideas have crumbled, and man is heading toward the complete dissolution of right action, morality and virtue. By reading and understanding the Mahabharata one can easily understand what humanity is and what all the essentialities of humanity are. By being the best human the Yudishtira has shown himself to be the best example for human beings. Even though he was hurt in many ways, he never backed away from his Dharma. That’s why he is remembered as Dharmaputra. He stands as an example of Dharma. He never cared for anything other than Dharma. The next is Bheema. He stands as an example for his dedicated devotion. For wherever he was, he used to worship Lord Shiva. He got a lot of boons from Lord Shiva. And even though he got lot of boons from Lord Shiva, he never misused them. The next is Arjuna. He had the closest relationship with Lord Krishna. Even though he had Lord Krishna’s closest relationship, he never misused it either. The next celebrity in the epic is Karna. He is the practical example of thankfulness and friendship. He even sacrificed his life for the sake of friendship and thankfulness. Just like the aforesaid, there are lots of examples in the entire epic. These are all on the positive side. The epic has plenty of examples on the negative sides as well. These examples are Duriyodana, Duchathana, Sakuni, and many more people. By looking at these people one can clearly understand how one should not behave in society. Out of these eighteen books the 1st to 5th explain the complete life of the prince, princess, kings and queens. The 6th book to 11th book talks about the battle. The 12th book tells about the peace.Thebooknumber13hasthestandardrulesandregulations formulated by the greatest scholar Bishma. By following these rules and regulations one can set a practical example to society, and one can be the best spiritual human being possible. The same book contains the “Vishnu Sahasranamam” (one thousand eight names of Lord Mahavishnu). Book 14 tells the duties of an emperor or a king. It also details the procedure of the greatest ritual, called Ashvamedha, conducted by Yudishtira. Book 15 details about the retired life of Drutarashtra and his wife. It also describes the last minutes of Drutharashtra, his wife, and Padava’s mother Kunti. Book 16 tells about the war between the Yadhavas. It is kind of a family feud. Because of this group infighting the Yadhava dynasty itself was ruined. Book 17 explains the journey of Pandavas across the whole country and it contains discussions of Yudishtira with the god of Dharma. It is considered one of the most important parts of the great epic. This section tells about the basic morality to be followed by normal mortal mankind. Book 18 is the ending of the great epic. It explains the results of Yudishtira and tells about the return of Pandavas to the spiritual world. One cannot become great by simply reading through the books of spirituality. However, if everybody tries to follow the basic moralities taught in the holy books; then, society will become great. There will be no struggles at all. The entire universe will be a “universe of peace.” As per the sayings of Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar, we all can have a very comfortable living. I thank the Almighty and Swamiji for giving me this opportunity to share my thoughts on spirituality. I pray that they continue to bless me with more and more chances to share my thoughts on spirituality. Om Shanti.
  15. 15. Karma 15 Black Magic is on the rise, is dangerous and can destroy one’s health and well being; it can also kill or make the individual commit suicide in extreme cases. When weak determinants of mental capability planet, the Moon & analytical power related planet Mercury and exact or very close affliction of Raaghu/ Kethu, Saturn or of the Most Malefic Planet to a weak planets/ houses make one vulnerable to BLACK MAGIC. The innocent soul seldom finds out that he/she has become a victim of Black Magic. If you think you have become a victim of black magic, here are the indications at initial stages of possible Black Magic that will help you understand your situation: - Eccentric behavior, Fear. - Your sleep is disturbed. - Fatigue and lack of energy. - Unrest at work, betrayal by subordinates - Blockages in the inflow of money. - Hopelessness, Disinterest in life. - You get angry easily for no reason - Severe Depression & Headache. - Dryness of mouth at night - Tightness around body parts - You start forgetting things in the spur of the moment and experience memory loss. - Bad Dreams & strange erection in body at times. - Your professional career suffers - Irrational behavior of people towards you. Advance Stages of Black Magic: -You dream of dead bodies and horrible looking people who want to kill you in your dream. - Dreams of snakes & dirty birds/ places. - Waking up suddenly in fear with shortness of breath. - Dreaming of falling from Heights. - Reciting other religions mantras/rituals. - The stomach bloats like a pregnant women’s belly and the area right above the navel tightens up & when touched feels like a golf ball is in there. - Tightness/blockage and heaviness especially in shoulders and chest. - Constant headache. - Separation. - Your complexion darkens. - Itching, burning and stinging pains in different parts of the body. Final Stages of Black Magic: - Cancer or other mysterious ailments, - Excessive alcohol consumption resulting in liver damage - Substance Abuse - Suicidal attempts or thoughts of self destruction - Medicines do not work/wrong advice of doctor. Symptoms pertaining to women only: - Irritation in the vagina with Leucorrhoea - Bruise marks around thighs & vagina , - Rape in dreams by spirits with an orgasm that is real, removal of cloths in nights - Stoppage of monthly periods, irregular/ painful periods, unable to conceive in spite of overall good physique. - Blockages in fallopian tubes and/or unable to hold the pregnancy resulting in miscarriages. Symptoms pertaining to Spiritual People: - Your interest in the divine consciousness takes a nose dive, loose interest in prayers and meditations. - One gets attracted towards unholy desires like homosexuality, Non-vegetarian food/daily intake of liquor/use of drugs, sex & other vices. - Sudden violent behavior is quite visible in these individuals. As the attacks continue the victim is torn down on multiple levels; gets bed ridden and eventually dies of no apparent medical reason. The doctor’s cannot help him/her because the symptoms misguide the doctors into giving the individual stronger treatments with every passing day. If any of the above symptoms match your situation, you should immediately get professional help. There are some specific mantras, Jyotisha Remedies/Special Power Zodiac Pandent (Kavach)/Gems that can start protecting you immediately. Here are some precautions that you can take from becoming a victim: - Do not eat or drink any item from anyone unless the person shares that food item with you. - Stop intake of Liquor/Non Vegetarian Food/drugs etc immediately. It is believed that Black Magic is done using your photo, clothes, hair, nails or touching your body or looking straight into your eyes. Do not give sensitive information to everyone. If you have any of the above discussed problems, then call His Holiness Param Pujya Maharishi “Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar” immediately to get SPIRITUAL SALVATION for all your problems. Call Swamiji right now @ Toll Free: 1-888-808- 1418 or e mail to avtemple@aol.com
  16. 16. Karma 16 Childhood Depression- Approach Spiritually. In today’s fast moving world & changing lifestyle childhood is far from being without pressure in these days. The incidence of childhood depression in India & abroad is showing a rising trend. Underlying chemical changes in the brain due to weakness of the Lord of the Ascendant and Lord Sun, parental conflict, weakness of fourth & ninth lord, loss of dear one, physical & sexual abuses and academic pressure weakness of 2nd, sixth lord & there is other planets weakness depend on chart to chart are some of the main reasons which are responsible for this malady. The most important thing you can do is to realize that children can become depressed just as adults. There are so many other reasons /signs you should lookout for: Nuclear family, loneliness, academic pressure, persistent sadness, hopelessness, irritability & getting easily agitated, withdrawing from friends family & every thing they once enjoyed as hobby or participating in Sports etc., missing or skipping school, indecisive, forgetful, distracted & feel low self esteem.When you see the above some indications or wish to prevent your child from any kind of depression or any illogical pressure, Atharva Vedic astrology can much help in the area of any kind of depression in childhood or in adults. Call Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar @ USA Toll Free 1-888-808- 1418 or email to avtemple@aol.com for more spiritual help. Corporate Athrava Vedic Astrology: Vedic Astrology is the science of lights, which enlightens the dark and the hidden areas of a being. Vedic Astrology reveals the composition of mind, its capabilities and limitations. To select the right Business, through analysis of the Birth chart/ Horoscope of the Head of the Organization/Firm/Company helps us in identifying the proper business line/prospects. TOP MANAGEMENT : In CorporateAstrology, Finalization of the Management & rising of finance are the most important factors for the success of any project. Vedic astrology through one’s horoscope analysis tells about the suitability of specified persons for specified position. RAISING FINANCE: Finance depends on the moods & dependability of the stock market and the economic conditions of any country. For
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  18. 18. Karma 18 bringing out the Initial Public issues, one has to weigh all the pros and cons of profession & planetary periods, so that the efforts put in for the Initial Pubic Offer or seeking project financed from the financial institutions are successful. Atharva Vedic Astrology indicates the strength and weakness analysis of the planetary influences in the birth chart of the Head or Chief Executive or the Members of the Management/ Group/owner, explaining planetary weakness/strengths causing problems temporarily/permanently, and which are the positive/negative areas of the birth charts that indicate success/Failure and can be exploited for the greater benefits. Atharva Vedic astrology also makes suggestions for improvements in profession through astrological remedial measures (strengthen of benefic planets in an auspicious time & charities for malefic planets in a chart). Compatibility Analysis in Corporate Astrology : (For achieving the Success, multi-disciplined specialties and managerial competencies). For a successful & long lasting business relationship/partnership, compatibility analysis is taken up to see the temperament of team spirit and financial strength. As disturbance in team work can disturb the mental peace of the Management/ Group by entering into wrong business partnership/ relationship. In this regard, not only preventive analysis is done, but advice is also given for being successful in any business association/ relationships. Corporate Employee Scan The existing members of the team can also be helped through strengthening of the planets as per their Birth charts for better performance/relationship. Don’t waste your time, money, and effort. Advance system of Vedic Astrological advice will be an integral part of the future corporate machinery. The beginning has already been made in many countries and the results show 80-90% accuracy. Know your potential recruit before he walks into the interview chamber. Through Atharva Vedic Astrology, Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar will inform you whether your man: - is worth it.is destined to succeed in life. - is honest, mentally and emotionally stable, - is professionally inclined. - is hardworking, growth oriented and competent/or... is a greedy and selfish corporate jumper. For Maintaining Vigor and Vitality Astrologically, -analysis of the planetary impacts as per your birth chart/ Prashna(Query ) - explain which planets are weak, afflicted, ill placed and need strength in your birth chart which rules your physical Vigor & vitality for healthy sexual relations for happy married life & in general life for better health. Swamiji helps through systematic Atharva Vedic astrology to find out what is the best and profitable for you based on your birth chart/Prashna Query. He will judge, whether share market business is suitable or not to the applicant after validating their birth chart/Prashna. We can also let you know your favorable sectors based on Atharva Vedic Astrology. We provide you astral remedies & strengthening your functional benefic planets through Special Power Raksha Kavach/locket to make your future better through Atharva Vedic astrology. If you want to make real profits out of the share market then Swamiji’s consultation on time to time, is the best spiritual solution for you. These are the spiritual advise and help through Atharva Veda. Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar is the only living Atharva Vedic Scholar in USA. Call him @ USA Toll Free 1-888-808-1418 now for your spiritual helps.
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  20. 20. Karma 20 The Monkey and the Crocodile Once upon a time, a clever monkey lived in a tree that bore juicy, red rose apples. He was very happy. One fine day, a crocodile swam up to that tree and told the monkey that he had traveled a long distance and was in search of food as he was very hungry. The kind monkey offered him a few rose apples. The crocodile enjoyed them very much and asked the monkey whether he could come again for some more fruit. The generous monkey happily agreed. The crocodile returned the next day. And the next. And the next one after that. Soon the two became very good friends. They discussed their lives, their friends and family, like all friends do. The crocodile told the monkey that he had a wife and that they lived on the other side of the river. So the kind monkey offered him some extra rose apples to take home to his wife. The crocodile’s wife loved the rose apples and made her husband promise to get her some every day. Meanwhile, the friendship between the monkey and the crocodile deepened as they spent more and more time together. The crocodile’s wife started getting jealous. She wanted to put an end to this friendship. So she pretended that she could not believe that her husband could be friends with a monkey. Her husband tried to convince her that he and the monkey shared a true friendship. The crocodile’s wife thought to herself that if the monkey lived on a diet of rose monkeys, his flesh would be very sweet. So she asked the crocodile to invite the monkey to their house. The crocodile was not happy about this. He tried to make the excuse that it would be difficult to get the monkey across the river. But his wife was determined to eat the monkey’s flesh. So she thought of a plan. One day, she pretended to be very ill and told the crocodile that the doctor said that she would only recover if she ate a monkey’s heart. If her husband wanted to save her life, he must bring her his friend’s heart. The crocodile was aghast. He was in a dilemma. On the one hand, he loved his friend. On the other, he could not possibly let his wife die. The crocodile’s wife threatened him saying that if he did not get her the monkey’s heart, she would surely die. So the crocodile went to the rose apple tree and invited the monkey to come home to meet his wife. He told the monkey that he could ride across the river on the crocodile’s back. The monkey happily agreed. As they reached the middle of the river, the crocodile began to sink. The frightened monkey asked him why he was doing that. The crocodile explained that he would have to kill the monkey to save his wife’s life. The clever monkey told him that he would gladly give up his heart to save the life of the crocodile’s wife, but he had left his heart behind in the rose apple tree. He asked the crocodile to make haste and turn back so that the monkey could go get his heart from the apple tree. The silly crocodile quickly swam back to the rose apple tree. The monkey scampered up the tree to safety. He told the crocodile to tell his wicked wife that she had married the biggest fool in the world. The Stork and the Crab Once upon a time, there was a stork that caught the fish in a particular tank. The stork always had a full meal. As the years went by, the stork grew older and weaker. His ability to catch fish diminished. At times he would even starve. He knew he had to do something to survive. One day he stood by the side of the tank with a very forlorn look on his face. The frogs, fish and crabs wondered why he was not trying to catch any food. A big crab asked him what the matter was. The stork answered that he was sad because all the fish in
  21. 21. Karma 21 the tank were going to die and he would have to starve. He said that he had heard that people were going to fill the tank with mud and grow crops over it. The fish were very worried and asked the stork to help them. The stork offered to take all of them to a bigger tank some distance away. But he said that he needed to rest between trips because of his age. He would only be able to carry a few fish at a time. The stork took a beakful of fish on his first trip. He flew to a big rock and had a good meal. He rested awhile, and when he was hungry again, he took a second trip. In this manner, he took a trip each time that he was hungry. The big crab in the tank also wanted to save himself and he requested the stork to take him too. The stork thought it was a good idea to try a new dish. He agreed to take the crab on his next trip. After the stork flew up with him, the crab looked down to see what his new surrounding would be like. All he could see was dry land. He questioned the stork about this. The stork laughed wickedly and pointed to the rock below where the crab saw a heap of fish bones. The crab realized that he was to be the stork’s next meal. So the crab dug his claws into the stork’s neck and would not let go till the stork fell to the ground. The crab then cut off the stork’s head and returned home to show it to all the other fish and share the story of his adventure. Pundit Ji Sevaram One day a Brahmin by the name of Sevaram asked Birbal for help. He said that his forefathers were great Sanskrit scholars and that people used to respectfully refer to them as Panditji. He said that he had no money nor need for wealth; he was content living a simple life. But he had just one wish. He wished people would refer to him as Panditji too. He asked Birbal how he could achieve this. Birbal said that the task was fairly simple. If the Brahmin followed his advice word for word, this task could be achieved. Birbal advised the Brahmin to shout at anyone who would call him Panditji from now on. Now the children who lived on the same street as the Brahmin did not like him since he scolded them often. They were just waiting for an opportunity to get back at him. Birbal told the children that the Brahmin would get really irritated if they would start calling him Panditji. The children started calling him Panditji and the Brahmin as advised by Birbal started shouting at them. The children spread the word to all the other children in the neighborhood that Sevaram hated being called Panditji, so they in turn all started calling him Panditji. After a while, Sevaram got tired of scolding them but everyone already was used to call him Panditji. Hence the game was over but the name stuck. The Three Questions King Akbar was very fond of Birbal. This made a certain courtier very jealous. Now this courtier always wanted to be chief minister, but this was not possible as Birbal filled that position. One day Akbar praised Birbal in front of the courtier. This made the courtier very angry and he said that the king praised Birbal unjustly and if Birbal could answer three of his questions, he would accept the fact that Birbal was intelligent. Akbar always wanted to test Birbals wit readily agreed. The three questions were 1. How many stars are there in the sky? 2. Where is the centre of the Earth? 3. How many men and how many women are there in the world? Immediately Akbar asked Birbal the three questions and informed him that if he could not answer them, he would have to resign as chief minister. To answer the first question, Birbal brought a hairy sheep and said there are as many stars in the sky as there is hair on the sheep’s body. My friend the courtier is welcome to count them if he likes. To answer the second question, Birbal drew a couple of lines on the floor and bore an iron rod in it and said, this is the centre of the Earth, the courtier may measure it himself if he has any doubts. In answer to the third question, Birbal said Counting the exact number of men and women in the world would be a problem as there are some specimens like our courtier friend here who cannot easily be classified as either. Therefore if all people like him are killed, then and only then can one count the exact number. The Golden Goose Once upon a time there lived a queen in the city of Benaras. Her name was Khema and she was the wife of King Bahuputraka, which means ‘father of many sons’. One night, the Queen had a dream of a beautiful golden goose that spoke with great wisdom, almost as if he was a sage. She told her husband that
  22. 22. Karma 22 she desperately wanted to see a bird just like the one that she had seen in her dream. So the King asked his ministers to find out all that they could about a bird such as this. He was told that such a bird did exist but was extremely rare and difficult to find. They advised him to build a beautiful lake on the outskirts of Benaras so that he may attract such rare and lovely creatures to reside there. In this way the queen might have her wish. Towards the north, on Mount Cittakuta, there lived about ninety thousand wild geese headed by a beautiful golden goose called King Dhatarattha. He got to hear of this exquisite lake that was surrounded by flowers and trees and had lovely water lilies and lotuses floating on the surface. The king had named this lake after his wife Khema and had invited all the birds to come and live on it, promising that none of them would ever be harmed. Corn was scattered on a daily basis in order to attract the birds. So a couple of geese went up to their King and told him that they were quite tired of living up on the mountains and would like to see this wonderful lake where they had been promised food and protection. The king agreed to their request and took the whole flock down south towards Benaras. Meanwhile, at the lake the King had placed hunters all around in order to capture any golden goose that happened to pass by. So the next morning when the headhunter saw this flock of geese approaching he was very excited to see their golden leader. He immediately went about setting up a snare amongst the water lilies and lotuses, as he knew that the leader would definitely be the first to alight. The whole flock came flying down in one mighty swoop and as expected it was the King’s foot that touched the water first. He was ensnared and could not escape. Seeing this the other geese flew into a panic and honked in distress. But none had the courage to try to free their king and so flew back to Mount Cittacuta for safety. All except one. He was the chief captain, Sumukha. His King entreated him to fly to safety too, as he would surely be captured if he stayed by his side. But Sumukha replied that he would never desert his master in the face of danger and would either try to save him or die by his side. At this point the head huntsman approached and as Sumukha saw him he decided to appeal to his compassion. The hunter asked the King how come he had not noticed the trap that was set. The golden goose replied that when one’s time was up it was no use to struggle against what was fated and one must just accept it. The huntsman was very impressed with his grace and wisdom. He then turned to Sumukha and asked why he had not fled with the other birds even though he was free to do so. Sumukha answered that this was his King, best friend and master and that he could never desert him even at the cost of his own life. Hearing this the hunter realized that these were a couple of rare birds of great nobility. And were he to harm them, the gods would certainly punish him. Besides, he did not much care for his own King’s reward and decided to do the right thing and set them free. He told Sumukha that as he was ready to die for his King he would set them both free to fly wherever they may. He then set loose the foot of the golden goose and washed the wound clean. And when he made an attempt to fix the dislocated muscle “lo behold”.. the foot was miraculously whole again as if it had never been hurt. Sumukha greatly blessed the hunter for his act of compassion and his King asked whether he had set the trap for himself or at someone else’s command. The hunter answered that he had done it on the orders of his own King. He then went on to narrate to them the whole story about the queen’s dream and her wish to see this rare golden goose. On hearing this, the golden goose decided to go and meet the monarch, as he knew that the hunter would receive his reward. He had also heard about the wisdom and goodness of King Bahuputakka and thought that if he appeared out of his own free will, the monarch might allow him and his flock to come visit the lake. He therefore asked the hunter to take him to his King. The hunter advised him against it because he was worried that his monarch might imprison these two lovely creatures. But the golden goose explained that just as they had been able to soften a hunter’s heart it should not be too difficult to do the same to a great and noble King. He asked him to do his duty and leave the rest to him. So the hunter set out to go to the palace accompanied by these two noble, gorgeous creatures. Needless to say that the King and Queen were absolutely delighted to see these two beautiful birds. The King set them on a golden perch and fed them himself, with honey, grain and sweetened milk. Then he spent the whole night discussing kingship and all its duties with this King of Geese. The golden goose did his best to offer good advice and encouragement in accordance with his wisdom. InthemorninghethankedtheKingandQueenfortheirhospitality and friendship and flew back to his flock accompanied by his faithful friend and chief captain Sumukha.
  23. 23. Karma 23 Dr. Rathi Reddy, Leesburg , VA, USA I had some kind of problems related to mind. After reading the magazine , I approached Swamiji Siddhar for solving the problems. He spent nearly about an hour through telephone and gave me consultations. H advised me to chant some mantras. After chanting those mantras for a period of 27 days, I became well. Now I have become an ardent devotee of Swamiji Sri Siddhar. I advise all those who have problems, to approach Swamiji Siddhar and to get rid of the problems. Mr Gunasekar, Boston, MA, USA Vanakkam Swamiji(Dr Commander Selvam) Your talk about Spirituality was very nice. I am very spiritual, and I have attended lot of Swamiji’s lectures. However you have a very beautiful knowledge, apart from everything, you are totally different from all these swamijis coming to US.Everyone takes money in all kinds of ways and running away, however you are the 1st Swamiji in USA did this much great for the Indian Community . You should grow and all my support is always for you Thanks Swamiji Ms. Seema Polanki, Seattle, WA, USA My brother had some immigration problems. I approached Sri Siddhar for salvation. He performed some rituals and I had the great opportunity to take part in Tele rituals. By the power of Swamiji, my brother is now eligible to fly globally. Thanks and pranams to Swamiji for making my brother as the happiest man Mr Ram Ahluwalia, Montreal, Canada My daughter’s marriage was being delayed. I approached Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar to solve this problem. He performed Yaksha Devatha rituals and now my daughter’s marriage is fixed. My pranams to Swamiji for solving the problem.Canada Ms Kumari Khanna, Dallas, TX, USA We had many troubles in our business. we have approached Sri Siddhar Swamiji. He scrutinized our horoscopes and performed some rituals based on the Atharva Veda. By the power of Swamiji and his Thantra rituals, we are developing now. Our lives are dedicated to Swamiji Siddhar. Dallas,TX Radhe Krishna Pandya, Huston TX, USA Dear Swamiji, Thanks and Namaskarms for bringing out a great metaphysical magazine to enlighten the community. We are very happy to read the article Vedic Astrology. My family members and I have become the regular readers of the magazine. Ms Dhilon Singh, Gas station owner, AL,USA My business is increased to a level of nearly 75 % due to the divine blessings of Swamiji Sri Sri Selvam Siddhar, I am very glad to be the reader of the magazine Siddhi Times. I thank the editor and publisher for giving me an opportunity to meet Sri Swamiji. Only because of reading the magazine I got the opportunity to approach Sri Swamiji for the development of my business. Thank you very much. Alabama Ms Rama Sundar, Rome GA, USA My Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar is my Living God. He helped me get conceive a new baby after 13 years of our marriage through his Atharva Thantra Rituals. I pledge all my life to him and I will do anything for my loveable Swamnijin Sri Selvam Siddhar. Ms Fozia Zahid, Atlanta, GA, USA I am a Muslim from Pakistan. Without Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar’s support , my life is gone in the world. He really blessed me to come out of my breast cancer problems, and I am doing well now Mr Mihir Patel, Atlanta, GA, USA I am the strongest devotee to my Guru Mahara Sri Selvam Siddhar. He is the main power for my success in my Motel buiness
  24. 24. Karma 24 Mr.Kmakotian Sundaralingam, Denver, CO, USA Om Guruve Saranam Swamiji Sri Selvam siddhar also known as Dr Commander Selvam is my Lord Shiva. He is a miracle in my life. Without him , my son would not have come out of his addiction. Now he is happily living with his wife Madhura and my grand daughter Supiya , in Denver , Colorado, USA.Thanks Swamiji for your blessings Ms Hema Rao, Houston, TX, USA My daughter was unmarried till her age of 31. after reading the article Vedic Astrology in your magazine, I came to know about Sri Swamiji. I consulted him regarding my daughter’s marriage. His beautiful Atharva Vedic rituals, my daughter’s marriage got settled within a short span. I humbly submit my pranams to His Holiness Sri Siddhar Swamiji. Mr Rajan K Pillai, Flushing, NY, USA The lines “ My Boss has 108 Names and Every Hindu in the world knows him. His name is Shankar Bhagawan “ from the Editorial of Sri Swamiji Sri Siddhar, the highest and only Indian donor for a noble cause touched my heart. I am very grateful for his humbleness. My Namaskars to him and his humbleness. Mr.Kalyan D Iyer. Edison, NJ, USA I read the article “ The Benefit of Fire Worships” by Sri Selvam Siddhar. He has showed himself as a scholar in this beautiful article. He has quoted a lot of points from the Vedas. He has dealt this tough subject in an easy way so that each and everybody who even doesn’t know what is the subject. Thanks to Swamiji for giving such a nice writing Ms Tara K Singh, Houston, TX, USA I am very happy to know about Sri Atharva Soolini through the magazine and visited the temple to have a darshan of the deity on a Full Moon Day. I got the blessings of the deity and the Swamiji. Now I am able to concentrate more on my affairs. Thank you Swamiji for giving me an opportunity to worship such a rare deity Delfa, Gonzalez, N J. USA 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, USA 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, USA 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, USA 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, USA 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, USA 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, USA Swamiji, only because of your blessings and prayers my marriage is settled. My Namaskars to your golden feet. Asha Ratan Lal, Los Angels, CA, USA 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. Anna Andrews Eagle River, WI, USA 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.
  25. 25. Karma 25 Our Vedic system recognizes 27 Nakshatra or constellation. (Sometimes 28, if we include Abhijit Nakshatra which is an integral part of Ultarashada). The Nakshatra system is unique to the Vedic system and gives it much higher level of accuracy. It is believed that the Nakshatra systemwasprevalentbeforethesignsystemwasevenrecognized. Each planet, house, sensitive point in zodiac is influenced by the Nakshatra it occupies at a particular time. We are describing the results of placement of Moon in each Nakshatra (since this is the most important tool in Vedic astrology). The results of your Moon in the Nakshatra (since this is the most important tool in vedic astrology).Your birth Nakshatra (Janma Nakshatra) determines your thinking patter, nature as well as basic destiny. It also determines the instincts as well as the subconscious aspects of the personality Various House in the Atharava Vedic Astrogy According to older Hindu texts, the words signs and houses fall on each other, but the count of the signs is always made from Aries which is the first sign. If we say a planet is in the first sign, it means that he is in Aries. If we say, it is in the fifth sign, it will be in Leo. If we say, it is in the twelfth sign, it will be in Pisces because Pisces is the last and the twelfth sign. We must remember that when referring to a sign we always count Aries as the first and then proceed in the regular order of the signs. But a house begins from the ascendant. We must first know which is the sign ascending at the particular moment at a particular place. The Earth is globular. It is like a globe with the sky all around. There is no part of the sky which is not to the east of any locality of the Earth. We can explain this further by giving a practical example. The Sun always appears to be somewhere on the ecliptic. In fact, he is not on the ecliptic; it is the Earth which is on the ecliptic and as viewed from the Earth, the Sun appears to be in line with some place on the ecliptic. Now this Sun at any time appears in the east, in some part or the other of the Earth. So we may state that as the zodiac is a circular ring in the skies, though in fact it is elliptic, going all round, some part of the ring, i.e., the zodiac is on the eastern horizon somewhere. Now suppose that at a particular time the sign Leo is rising at the eastern horizon. Then Leo will constitute the first house Virgo ( By His Holiness, Param Pujya Maharishi Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar )
  26. 26. Karma 26 the second house, Libra the third house, Scorpio the fourth house, Sagittarius the fifth house, Capricorn the sixth house Aquarius the seventh house, Pisces the eighth house, Aries the ninth house, Taurus the tenth house, Gemini the Eleventh house and Cancer the twelfth house. Now suppose that the Sun is n Aquarius. So we say the Sun is in the seventh house or setting in the western horizon. If suppose Scorpio was rising at New Delhi. Then Scorpio will be the first house, Sagittarius the second house. Capricorn the third house and so on; and the Sun being in Aquarius he will be in the fourth house. The following signs being in opposition at 180º, to each other are called opposition signs: •Aries is in opposition to Libra and Libra to Aries •Taurus is in opposition to Scorpio and Scorpio to Taurus •Gemini is in opposition to Sagittarius and Sagittarius to Gemini •Cancer is in opposition to Capricorn and Capricorn to Cancer •Leo is in opposition to Aquarius and Aquarius in Leo •Virgo is in opposition to Pisces and Pisces to Virgo So we must remember that the sign rising to the east at a particular time depends upon the time, date, month, year and the longitude and latitude of the place. The latitude is very important because the duration of a sign rising differs from latitude to latitude. Lagnas/ Raising Ascendants Aries (Mesha) The native has round eyes, which are slightly copper coloured, and weak knees. He is proud, heroic, active, aggressive and always on the move or fond of walking. He is fond of hot food and vegetables, eats quickly and sparingly, is amorous by disposition and fond of women; prominent veins or marks of wound on body, bad nails; resorts of falsehood in speech; afraid of water; generally he is the eldest brother; prosperity is not constant; he himself is fickle in temperament but proves a good servant. There are sudden outbursts of temper, but he is easily pleased Taurus (Rishabha) Agreeable appearance; broad face and thighs. There is some mark on the back or sides; walks sportingly; good digestive powers; many have luck in agricultural work, and may possess cows and cattle; lucky and prosperous; fond of women. The native has a spirit of sacrifice and puts up with hard labour; has more daughters than sons. He is left alone by his previous relations; his sons may forsake him, but the native has permanent friends. The middle and the last one-third parts of life are generally more comfortable. Gemini (Mithunam) Comely appearance, Prominent nose, dark eyes, curly hair, fond of food, sweet speech, learned, jocular, well up in the art of gambling; understands the intentions of others; fond of singing and dancing. Clever in amorous arts, voluptuous, attached to many women; friendship with imbecile and impotent persons; acts as a good ambassador. Such a native prefers to live indoors. Cancer (Katakam) Not very tall, thick neck, broad waist, walks swiftly and not in a straight-line, intelligent, fond of astrology or is an astrologer; likes to live near water; has many family friends and is attached to them; owns houses; has a few sons; his fortunes wax and wane like the Moon; he can be brought round by persuasion. He is under the considerable influence of his wife or of women. Leo (Simmam) Yellowish eyeballs, prominent chin, large face, proud; has a few sons. The native has a sacrificing spirit, is of fixed determination, but gets unjustifiably into a temper at the slightest provocation and the anger is not quickly pacified; does not get on well with women; is fond of forests and mountains; is a favourite of his mother. The native is courageous, heroic and capable of prevailing upon others. Suffers from hunger, thrist (or diseases arising therefrom), mental and dental ailments. Virgo (Kanya) Drooping shoulders and arms, shy and languid eyes, happy and comfortable life, speaks slowly and truthfully, clever in arts and crafts, enjoys others wealth and houses, fond of female company; religious, learned, discriminating, with intelligence and good memory; more daughters than sons; lives at a place other than his homeland. Libra (Thulam) Tall, lean body, prominent nose, fond of walking or travelling, suffers in some limb, gets setbacks in health due to slight causes but easily recovers; intelligent, clean, very active, devoted to gods and Brahmanas; has two popular names (one of them after a God); a few sons; clever in purchase and sale of goods; act impartially as an arbitrator; wealthy, skilful and leads a comfortable life. Substantial increase in wealth and status only in the latter part of life.
  27. 27. Karma 27 Scorpio (Viruchikam) Big eyes, broad chest, round thighs, knees and calves; sole of feet having fish line on it; cruelly inclined; loses father or a senior member in early period of life; sickly during childhood; occupies a good position in service; respected by the king or government. Sagittarius (Dhanus) Large head and neck, prominent nose and ears, bent shoulders, good fleshy arms, big teeth and lower lip; bad nails; active and engaged in work; eloquent in speech; religious and prepared to sacrifice for others; inimical to relations; overpowers enemies; cannot be brought round by force, but can be prevailed upon by persuasion only. Capricorn (Makaram) Good eyes, lower part of the body below the waist under developed compared to the upper half; thin waist; suffers from diseases arising out of VATA(wind); allergic to winter or cold; dotes upon his wife and children; makes a big show of being religious (though in reality he may not be so religious); cruel, avaricious, fortunate and prosperous; accepts advice tendered; has good stamina, fond of walking; indolent; a connoisseur of poetry; devoid of shame, attached to an elderly lady related to the native Aquarius (Kumbham) Large face, neck, back stomach, waist, thighs and feet; ears large and with hair; rough hair on a large body like that of a pitcher; prominent veins; indulges in sinful acts for the sake of others wives; fond of good scents and flowers; avaricious; capable of putting up with hard labour or trying journeys; clever in attacking others, not wealthy himself but utilizes the wealth of others; his fortunes wax and wane like the Moon. Pisces (Meenam) Lustrous face; fine body, large head, prominent nose; proportionate limbs, beautiful eyes. Attached to wife; fond of good clothes; is under the influence of wife or women; overcomes his enemies, wealthy, gets money connected with water or from goods and men across the seas; may come across buried treasure or may get wealth without much effort; is learned and grateful; drinks water frequently and in large quantities. Love with some one? Dating Someone? Uncertain whether to make a commitment or not? Is you choice a correct one? Do you wonder whether you will have a compatible and happy marital life? Will you get married to the one you love? Parama Pujya Maharishi “Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar”’s Athrava Vedic Astrology Love Report use a point by point comparison of certain aspects of two natal charts and thus reveal areas of affinity and discord between two partners. It gives you an in-depth analysis of how two individuals’ unique personality traits complement or conflict within a relationship. It suggests how to add zest to your relationship, and gives tips on how to smooth troubled waters. It also tells you great ways to encourage and support each other, and gives you pre-warnings about probable pitfalls and how to avoid them. Love Report is a fully comprehensive evaluation of the potential long term emotional compatibility between two people. Each person’s chart is evaluated in areas such as their level of emotional sensitivity, confidence, dependence upon another’s opinions and feedback, degree of neediness, comfort zone with the sharing of feelings, and other factors that profoundly affect an individual’s approach to, and behavior within an intimate relationship Love Astrology
  28. 28. Karma 28 (By His Holiness Param Pujya Pujya Sri, Maharishi “ Swamiji Selvam Siddhar”) Houses And Planets The zodiac is divided into 12 signs and each sign is called a “house”. So the whole life has been divided and contained in 12 houses which are explained as follows: Significance of Houses 1st House: This is called Ascendant or Lagna, its lord is called Lagnesh. This house signifies life, longevity, self, health, nature and appearance of native. Complexion, vitality, sorrows, gains and profits to younger brothers and his friends. It governs head and face. 2nd House: This house indicates inflow of finances, bank position, right eye, family, early age or boy- hood, speech, sanyas, servants and friends. Self earned wealth, loss or damage, worldly possessions, jew- ellery, grandfather and mother. It also denotes family, eyesight, under- standing with family members, in- heritance, law suits, throat, right eye, domestic comforts in general. 3rd House: It denotes younger broth- ers and sisters and their relations. It signifies courage, intelligence, edu- cation up to Higher Secondary level, taste for writing, ornaments, clothes, short journeys, signing contracts and documents etc. The body parts con- trolled by this house are arms, right ear, shoulders, sports etc. 4rh House: This house signifies mother, property, conveyance, do- mestic surroundings and happiness. Old age environments, private af- fairs, public, inheritance, false alle- gations, agriculture land and its pro- duce. This house represents breasts, chest, lung, stomach, elbow joints etc. 5th House: Children, specula- tion, intellectual status and luck are gauged from this house. Pleasure, love affairs, lady love, legal or illegal amusements, kidnap, rape etc. are also checked. Belly, heart, liver, spleens are the parts of body covered by this house. 6th House: This house is responsible for enemies, health, serv- ice, servants, uncle, aunts and relations on father’s side. Food, subordinates, debts, obstacles in life, mental worries, theft and calamity etc. The body parts denoted are kidneys, large intestine, uterus and anus. 7th House: Matters regarding wife, husband, partnership, ex- ternal sex organs, and conjugal happiness are checked from 7th house. This house also denotes marriage, married life, love, con- tracts, litigations, divorce, honor and reputation in foreign coun- try. Body parts are private parts, uterus, glands etc. 8th House: Diseases, death finances through unfair means, inter- nal sex organs, longevity, mental pain, obstacles, dowry of wife, gain from in-laws, and mode of death, imprisonment, worries and privations are checked from 8th house. It indicates body parts as scrotum, pelvis, seminal vesicles, external genital, etc. 9th House: This house indicates religion, luck, father , foreign travel, publicity, preceptor, higher education, learning, writing books, also faith, wisdom, prosperity, powers of foresight, reli- gious institutions, providential help, etc. Hips, thighs are body parts controlled by this house.. 10th House: This important house indicates father, profession, status in life, activities outside house, pleasures, honor, power and authority, Government favor, trade, business, command, honor, occupation, adopted son. All questions regarding worldly ac- tivities and moral responsibilities. Body parts are knees, joints, bones, hairs and back.
  29. 29. Karma 29 11th House: It accounts for accumulated wealth, elder brothers and sisters and relations with them. Friends, fluctuating money gains, club or social activities, emotional attachments, love af- fairs and friends, honor, social success etc. Body parts are legs, left ear, ankle etc. 12th House: It signifies private enemies, pleasures of beds, law suits, imprisonments, secret works, moksha, hospitalization, con- jugal relations with opposite sex other than legitimate. Sorrows, debts, lost goods etc. are judged. Body parts are feet, left eye, teeth etc. Planet House Sun Leo (Simmam) Moon Cancer (Katagam) Mars Aries and Scorpio (Mesham and Viruchigam) Mercury Gemini and Virgo (Mithunam and Kanya) Jupiter Sagittarius and Pisces (Dhanus and Meenam) Saturn Makaram and Kumbam (Capricorn and Aquarius) Raaghu and Kethu don’t own any house but behave like the which planet that own his house and planet which joins with Raa- ghu or Kethu Planets and their Significance: Sun: (1)The soul (2)power (3)Father (4)fortress (5) good strength (6) heat (7)splendor (8)fire (9)worship of Siva (10)courage (11) thorned trees (12)being in royal favor (13)bitterness (14)old age (15)cattle (16)wickedness (17)land (18)father (19)taste (20)self- realization (21)skyward look (22)one born of a timid woman (23) world of mortals (24)square (25)bone (26)velour (27)grass (28) the belly (29)strenuous effort (30)forest (31)half a year (32)eye (33)wandering over the mountains (34)quadruped (35)king (36) traveling (37)dealing (38)bite (39)scorch and (40)circular shape. Moon: (1)Mother (2)flower (3)good perfume (4)going to a fortress (5) disease (6)Brahmin (7)idleness (8)Phlegmatic humour (9)epi- lepsy (10)enlargement of the spleen (11)mental disposition (12) heart (13)woman (14)virtue or vice (15)sourness (16)sleep (17) happiness (18)any thing like water (19)silver (20)thick sugarcane (21)typhoid (22)travel (23)well (24)tank (25)mother (26)impar- tiality (27)mid-day (28)pearls (29) consumption (30)whiteness (31)waistband (32)bell-metal (33)salt (34)short stature (35)mind (36)ability (37)pond (38)diamond (39)winter season (40) a break. Mars: (1) SPORTS (2)land (3)strength (4)carrying arms for the battle (5)Kingship (6)loss of virility (7)thief (8)battle (9)hostility (10) enemy(11)generosity (12)love for deep red color things ((13) owning a garden(14)sound of a trumpet (15) affection(16)quad- ruped (17)king (18)fool (19)anger (20)going to a foreign country (21)firmness (22)supporter (23)fire (24)controversy (25)bile (26) heat (27)wound (28)service under a ruler (29)day (30)sky (31) seeing (32)shortness (33)disease (34)fame (35)tin (36)sword (37) lance or spear (38)minister (39)fracture of a limb (40)jewels. Mercury: (1)education (2)‘horses (3)treas- ury (4)mathematics (5)wisdom (6) speech(7)Brahmin (8)infantry (9) writing (10)new garment(11)pala- tial building (12)green colour (13) sculpture (14)astrology (15)pilgrim- age to holy places(16)wise lectures (17)temple (18)trading (19)best or- naments (20)courteous speech(21) Vedanta philosophy (22)maternal- grand-father (23)bad dreams (24eu- nuch (25)facing North (26)skin (27) wet (28)bell-metal (29)renunciation (30)Ritu (31)a beautiful house (32) doctor (33)neck (34)influencing through recitation of mantras (35) child (36)crooked look(37)heaven (38)modesty (39)paternal relation (40)fear. Jupiter: (1)Son or daughter (2)Guru (3)one’s duty(4)Chariot (5)cow (6)infantry (7)savings(8)Meemamsa (9)treas- ure (10)horse (11)curd, etc. (12) large body (13)Valour (14)reputa- tion (15)logic (16)astrology (17) son (18)grandson (19)dropsy(20) wealth of elephants (21)philosophy (22)great grand-fathers (23)palatial house (24)gems (25)eldest brother (26)grand father (27)Lord Indra (28) cold season(29)wrath (30)jewel (31) merchant (32)physical health (33)a beautiful mansion (34)royal honor (35)thigh (36)Gods (37)penance (38) charity(39)religious duty (40)helping others. Venus: (1)Wife or lover (2)a good cowries (3)garment (4)marriage (5)in- come (6) a biped (7)woman (8)Brahmin (9)Subha (10)Whiteness (11)wife (12)sexual happiness (13)short (14)sour (15)flower (16) command (17)fame (18)Youthful vigor (19)Vehicle(20)silver(21) South-East quarter (22)saltish(23)ogling (24)scratching (25)half a month (26)the quality of passion (27)strong (28)pearl (29)Ya- jur Veda (30) Vaisya (31)beauty (32)buying and selling (33)love- making (34)watery resort (35)elephant (36)horse (37)variegated color (38)poetry (39)dancing (40)middle age. Saturn: (1)laziness, etc.(2)obstruction(3)older people(4)elephant(5) skin(6)gain7)proof (8)distress(9)sickness(10)misunderstand- ing(11)misery(12)death(13)happiness through a woman(14) maid servant(15)asses and mules(16)outcaste (17)one with dis- figured limbs(18)haunting woods(19)handsome look(20)gift(21) a lord(22)a portion of life(23)eunuch(24)one born of the lowest caste(25)birds(26)the three sacred fires(27)a servile duty(28)un-