Siddhas, Yogis & Rishis of India

The greatest contribution of India to the world is her material and spiritual science. No civilization, however old it be, has ever attained the level of sophistication, reached by the great ancient Siddhas, Yogis and Rishis of India in material and spiritual science.

What they had was not just intelligence but intuition. They could see, hear or feel beyond the realm of the five senses. They did not need telescopes, microscope or other scientific equipments to unravel the mysteries of the cosmos. They only relied on the most powerful instrument in the world the human soul which has it in a latent sense, omniscience and omnipotence.

The earth plane was actually designed as a laboratory for the evolution of souls, so the GOD send us His reprsentatives in the form of Siddhas, Yogis and Rishis to show us the way. This great souls are in every part of the world, but particularly in India and especially in Tamil Nadu, the land of the Mystics.

In India all scientific truths are imbibed in routine life, by explaining them through Puranic Stories. Through tradition or custom, all scientific truths are brought to the stage of implementation in day-to-day life

In this Blog im Decoding the Hindu Sacred Stories, Symbols, Myth, Rituals and Worships for Today`s Modern World Scientifically. Many doubts such as the connection between the Universal Soul, the One God and myriad gods and goddesses, Hindu rituals, practices and their symbolism, the caste system and concepts such as karma, dharma and reincarnation are explained in a simplified and scientific form.

"May Mother Earth and Father Heaven Bless You With Prosperity and Enlightenment"

- Vijayakumar Alagapan

Quotes about India

Some of the following facts were recently published in a German magazine, which deals with WORLD HISTORY FACTS ABOUT INDIA and HINDUISM.

- India invented the Number system 0 to 9.

- The world's first University was established in Takshila in 700BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4 th century BC was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.

- Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans.

- Although western media portray modern images of India as poverty striken and underdeveloped through political corruption, India was once the richest empire on earth.

- The art of navigation was born in the river Sindh 5000 years ago. The very word "Navigation" is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH.

- The value of pi was first calculated by Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is now known as the Pythagorean Theorem. British scholars have last year (1999) officially published that Budhayana's works dates to the 6th Century which is long before the European mathematicians.

- Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India . Quadratic equations were by Sridharacharya in the 11 th Century; the largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Indians used numbers as big as 1053.

- USA based IEEE has proved what has been a century-old suspicion amongst academics that the pioneer of wireless communication was Professor Jagdeesh Bose and not Marconi.

- Chess was invented in India .

- Sushruta is the father of surgery. 2600 years ago he and health scientists of his time conducted surgeries like cesareans, cataract, fractures and urinary stones. Usage of anaesthesia was well known in ancient India .

- When many cultures in the world were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley ( Indus Valley Civilisation) .

- The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC.


We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made. - Albert Einstein, 1879–1955 (German scientist and humanist)

India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend and the great grand mother of tradition. - Mark Twain.

The Indian way of life provides the vision of the natural, real way of life. On the face of India are the tender expressions, which carry the Creator’s hand. - George Bernard Shaw, 1856–1950 (Irish author and literary critic)

If there is one place on the face of earth where all dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India . - French scholar Romain Rolland.

Tantric Astrology

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Tantriga Jyotidam (Tantric Astrology) is an esoteric science practice by very few masters in India is a system designed by ancient Indian mystics. It is used to identify :- Soul's mission in this life - Spiritual secrets - Qualities, talents and capabilities of the individual - your hidden potential - your actual education, career & business path - How to appease Planets - How to get your departed ancestors blessings - Method to remove bad karmic energies that limit your potential - What you owe to society in your previous life and ways to pay the dues - How to turn your bad vibration or ill luck into positive vibration to attract health, wealth, prosperity - and many more….


The purpose of Astrology and Temple is to fix problems by focusing attention on rituals, worships and remedies. Unfortunately most people dont have such a fortunate life to learn about rituals, worships and remedies or have the grace and faith to believe in them. Remember rituals, worships and remedies in temples particularly in south Indian temples are nothing more or less then a advance technology to connect with divine beings. Divine help is available and we have ways to help you access the divine intervention in your life.

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Yogam (Yoga), Vaithyam (Natural medicine), Jyothidam (Astrology) and Nyanam (Mystical Knowledge) must be master to know GOD'

Education, which cannot give peace to the soul or cannot give the knowledge of the Self and the inner satisfaction, is not education. Education, which cannot wipe the tears of others, known or unknown, is not education. Education is understanding the situation - leading the life that can make the life, the Life Divine, where the ultimate goal of the life is the God-Realisation.


- Animal to Man ( Mooladhara to Anahata )
- Man to Man ( Anahata to Ajna )
- Man to Divine ( Ajna to Sahasrara )

During 2012, the Sun, Earth and Karthigai star, will be in alignment resulting in more of the grace light entering the Earth plane. Thereafter, it is predicted that the Karthigai - Lord Murugan energy will be responsible for the transformation of the planet and of the genetic evolution of the human species into Gods and Goddesses status. This energy will allow humans to return to their original blueprint. The most important thing to remember about these new energies is to stay conscious and match our frequency to receieve it through proper worships, rituals, yoga and mystical knowledge according to great siddha masters.

The Siddhas were scientists, particularly in their investigations into chemistry, astronomy, plants, human anatomy and physiology. They applied their extraordinary powers, developed through intensive yogis practices, to research these areas on atomic and universal levels without the use of sophisticated equipment. In the long linege of Siddhas, one does not know when they came into earth's existance. Whether they still exist or are they Ascended masters teaching humanity the various sciences and philosophy, will perhaps, be never known.

In the teachings of the Siddhas the human body is a temple of God. Man is a miniature representation of Paramatma or Supreme Intelligence. The purpose of life is to realize God.To manifest that realization in all planes of existence.

Using special salts as well as herbal formulae the Siddhas developed the unique science of rejuvenation, known as "kaya kalpa", which allowed them to prolong their lives until the long term effects of Kriya Kundalini Pranayama and similar yogic practices could complete the process of transformation, bringing about physical immortality.

Siddhas followed the ancient Guru- disciple apprenticeship method. They revealed their secrets to those students whom they felt could be trusted not to misuse the science. The science of Kaya kalpa was limited to those great sages. who were prepared for the uplifting of humanity. Ayurveda came much later as discipline.

The Siddhas had vast knowledge of human anatomy. Their single-minded concentration was unique. It was was achieved with perfection. Their literature on medicine was extensive. The Siddhas were a close-knit community and preferred to preserve their knowledge. They reduced this knowledge to codes and symbols and their literature was steeped in mysticism. Only a Siddha can decode the writings of a Siddha. A beginner could not gain any appreciable knowledge without the Siddha accepting him as a student.

Siddhas such as Thirumoolar, Agastyar, Boganathar, and many more had realized their capacity for experiencing and manifesting the Divine. This was not only limited to the spiritual plane of existence. The Cosmic Spirit would descend into the more lower and gross planes of consciousness, the intellectual, mental, and physical bodies. This for us is a limiting thought as our yogic parasites are not as intense as the Siddha. With progressive surrender of their being , their ego and their very lives the Divine would indeed transform them. With intense practices of various Kriyas, hatha and bhakti yoga, meditation, mantras and Kriya Kundalini Pranayama they merged with the Cosmic Spirit . This was race against time as the natural breakdown of cells, catabolism, had to be reversed to anabolism to prolong the extent of their age. They had to complete the Divine transformation. With Kriya Kundalini yoga and using specific herbal and mineral salts they were able to prolong their youth for the Ultimate transformation.

The Universe was created out of a Cosmic Thought . No civilization be it the Inca, Atlantis or Egyptian had such a precise knowledge as the Siddhas. They were proficient in the science of longevity or deathless state, alchemy, medicine and physics.

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Eclipse ( Grahanam ) and Remedies

Eclipses (Grahanam) and How to Do Remedies (Pariharam) During Eclipse - By Vijayakumar Alagappan

The Hindu scriptures, the Purãnam (written by Veda Vyasar), narrate the story of how the eclipse came into existence: Eclipses have fascinated man since time immemorial, but the real scientific cause was known to Siddhas, Yogis, Rishis and Saddhus, even during ancient times. In order to make matters clear to young children, they used to tell the story of how Rahu, the dragon would swallow up the Moon or Sun during eclipse time and release them after some time. The story goes that Rahu sat for a feast disguised as a Deva (though he was an Asura), when Lord Vishnu in His Mohini Avatar distributed nectar to the Devas which was obtained at the time of churning of the Milky Ocean. Lord Surya-Sun along Lord Chandra-Moon  exposed the designs of Rahu and hence, the story goes, Rahu chooses to punish the luminaries for this, as an act of revenge. In India, all scientific truths are imbibed in our routine life, by explaining then through Puranic stories. Through tradition or custom, all scientific truths are brought to the stage of implementation in day to day life. Therein lies the wisdom of our great Siddhas, Yogis, Rishis and Saddhus.

Performing Pariharam-Remedies during Eclipse
Persuing spiritual activities, especially doing Japa of mantras, is recommended during the eclipse period. In order to overcome adverse effects of eclipses, one should bathe in holy waters, offering tarpanam to departed ancestors and do some charities.Those who are running the major or sub periods of Rahu or Ketu should chant Rahu mantra, Nagaraja mantra or Goddess Durga mantra (Hmmm Dum Durgaya Namaha) to get rid of the afflictions.Those facing hurdles in marriage or carrier also should take to worship during eclipse at home (generally temples will be closed during eclipse). After the eclipse is over, take bath again and eat the food, which is prepared fresh after the eclipse.

The most recommended ritual to be done on this day is Tarpanam, the ritual to appease the souls of your ancestors. The gateway to heaven is the Sun and Moon. During eclipse, the gates open and the souls visit the earth plane making it the right time to access their blessings and divine energy.

Holy Dips and Items Recommended for Charity during Eclipse

It is believed that during an eclipse all the water becomes as pure as the water of the holy river Ganga. Any surging water (say, waterfall or a fountain) or water in the lakes, river and the seas is regarded as a good omen, its auspiciousness increasing in the above sequence. The more pious may go to some sacred place or to the nearest seashore for taking a holy bath. There is a strong belief that any donation given during the eclipse hours is most auspicious and valuables such as money, clothes, cows, horses, land and gold are to be gifted away.

Charity of ten items is recommended, to ward off inauspicious effects arising out of eclipse are as follows:
- Cow : (people who cannot afford to give a cow, which is expensive, can substitute this by giving a coconut)
- Sesame
- Land (since land is expensive Sandal Stick is given as a substitute for land)
- Gold (one gram piece of gold are available in shops and they are fit to be donated)
- Ghee
- Clothes
- Grain
- Jaggery
- Silver Vessel
- Salt

Charity of five items is recommended are as follows:
- Lamp
- Book
- Bell
- Cloth
- Vessel

All Hindu Temples remain closed during Surya Grahanam. Temples open only after proper rituals are performed to get rid of the ill effects of the Surya Grahanam. However, some Lord Shiva temples remain open during Surya Grahanam as Lord Shiva Himself is an embodiment of darkness.

Why mantras should be chanted during eclipse times?
During eclipse, the sound vibrations get intensified. As a result, the person who recites a mantra gets manifold benefits than while it on a normal day. There is a second version to this also. When there is an eclipse, both the Sun and Moon are afflicted by Rahu or Ketu. So a person's mind will not function well. If he takes a decision at that time, it will prove wrong, because mind is affected at that time. To prevent him from working at that time, the mind should be diverted to something else. So it is ordained that some spiritual karma like chanting of mantras should be done, at the time of eclipse. Aditya Hridayam, Gayatri Mantra or Vishnu Gayathri mantra are also gives beneficial effects when chanted at the time of eclipse.
Preservation of Food Items
It is also said food items get contaminated, when the rays emanating during the time of eclipse pervade the atmosphere. Herein lies the utility and value of Darbha grass. Darbha / Kusha grass grows freely in hot and dry places. It is said that if we put a single Darbha grass on food items, that enough to protect it harmful efforts of eclipse. Darbha grass is also used in many religious functions. It has even been proved scientifically that even X-ray radiation can be absorbed by Darbha grass. This grass should be freely used to protect foodstuffs during times of eclipse.

Do's and Dont's during Grahanam
- avoid performing any important work or deal
- bath before and after grahanam; taking a dip in rivers, water falls or lakes is highly auspicious
- avoid eating during and the food which is cooked before grahanam
- take the food which is cooked after grahanam
- do not sleep during the grahanam
- do not go outside during Grahanam

Lighting of Lemon Ghee lamps during the eclipse time will also be very useful in weakening the negative effects of Rahu. Those belonging to Jyesta (Kettai) & Moola stars should avoid looking/getting exposed to the Eclipse. Specific prayers to Goddess Durga (for Rahu), Lord Sri Krishna and Lord Shiva (For Moon), Lord Hanuman, Moon God are required to be made during eclipse. For those under the constellation of Moola whose star lord is Ketu it is suggested to pray Lord Ganapathi also during eclipse time.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Adi Masam Velli - Significance of Goddess worships during Adi Month Fridays


Rise of Goddess Consciousness
The Sanskrit term 'Shakti' means 'power'. There is a supreme power behind this universe that is expressed in many varied ways. Heat, light, lightning - all these are expressions of just that power.

Shakti is the creator of the universe. The universe is her form. She is the foundation of the world and forms of the body. Shakti is the form of all things that live and move in the world. Goddess energy or Shakti is the ever present dynamic force which activates this world. It is immanent in every being and the Universe. Goddesses are revered and celebrated so that they bless us with both material and spiritual abundance.

This year Adi Month start from 17 July to 16 August 2016

Not many people have the grace to perform true Shakti worship. The month Adi is special for Goddess worships since in this month , the Sun will be in the sign Kadakam which is ruling by planet Moon (Moon is belongs to Goddess). Shakti has manifested in various forms like Durga, Kali, Lakshmi, Saraswati and so on. Shakti represents 3 potencies and they are Itcha Shakti, Kriya Shakti and Jnana Shakti.

As the whole world is under the influences of these energies, every human possesses these 3 Shaktis or powers:
1. Itcha Shakti is the will power, the desire or motivation which relates to the Mind.
2. Kriya Shakti is the power of action, the ability to act for the fulfillment of the desire that relates to physical body
3. Jnana Shakti is the power of knowledge, the capacity to know and recognize, which relates to the soul (Atma)

These 3 powers esoterically manifest in yourself as follows. There is the one you think you are (physical body), the one others think you are (mind) and the one you really are (principle of the soul or 'atma'). Everyone is essentially divine, but is unable to understand this by the very nature of being human.

Every year during Adi month (Mid July to Mid August) period the Sun moves towards the South and hence it is called the Dhakshinayana (Dhakshin: South; ayana: Travel).

The Tamil month of Adi (Mid July to Mid August) has a great significance for Shakti worship especially the Fridays that falls during this month. In this month the Sun Changes the direction of his chariot from north to south and the entire six months from Adi month is basically considered inauspicious since Sun moves towards debilitation. Hence starting from Adi month, it became a practice to indulge in increased religious practices to propitiate the deities, since the positive energy that is received fron Sun is lessening gradually.

The Fridays of Adi month are very auspicious for establishing your connection with the Goddess. The Siddhas brought the Goddess over to the earth plane to certain energy spots and enshrined them through esoteric processes. The Goddess stays in the form of a rock or statue that retains Her energy. It is important to visit those shrines and 'bond' with this creative Shakti energy.

How to invoke Goddesses energy that residing within you especially during Aadi month through mantras for true knowledge, health, material wealth and spiritual evolution?
1.Focus on your naval and recite 'Aim' for 1 minute to invoke Goddess Saraswathy for knowledge
2.Focus on your heart and recite 'Shreem' for 1 minute to invoke Goddess Lakshmy for health
3.Focus on your eye brow centre and recite 'Kleem' for 1 minute to invoke Goddess Parvathy for wealth
4.Focus on your crown head and recite 'Hreem' for 1 minute to invoke Goddess Durga for spiritual power.
Sound is only an expression of energy - shakti. By invoking these sounds with pure bhakti and your Guru's blessings, the Goddess will be attracted towards you to give Her immeasurable blessings.
Health will come with the right Knowledge and Wealth will come with the right Health. Once when you attain Wealth with true Knowledge and Health, the spiritual Wisdom (Guru) will come to you as a by product. Wait for your Guru and ask Him to initiate you into the secret path of Shakti. Universes itself the expression of Goddess Shakti (Sound/Natham). "Aim Shreem Kleem Hreem" ~ by Vijayakumar Alagappan

May Goddess Thirupurasundhari Bless You with Greater Health, 
Wealth, Prosperity and Enlightenment - Vijayakumar Alagappan

Significance of Aadi Month and It's Auspicious Days ~ Vijayakumar Alagappan

The Tamil month of Aadi falls during the second half of the year known as Dakshinayanam when the Sun transits from the northern hemisphere to the Southern during July. The transition from the 
Southern to the Northern hemisphere in the month of January is known as Uthirayanam. From times 
immemorial, both these periods have been considered as auspicious for the worship of the Gods and Goddesses. Aadi Krithigai and Thai Poosam are important festivals for Lord Subramaniya. For the 
Goddessalso the month of Aadi is very auspicious. Aadi Pooram and Aadi Peruku are very popular 
festivals in the rural areas of Tamilnadu.

The Tamil month of Aadi is generally considered inauspicious but there is one auspicious day in this Tamil month that has tremendous power to multiply whatever done on this day it will multiply anything started on this day will support you throughout your lifetime positively reaping fruits.   

Aadi months special days are :
Aadi Sundays, Aadi Tuesdays (Aadi Chevvai) and Aadi Fridays ( Aadi Velli) are auspicious.
The Aadi Velli and Aadi Chevvai are of great significance to women as numerous rituals are 
Women of the neighborhood and friends meet on the Fridays and do poojas and exchange 
Varalakshmi Pooja an important ritual dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi is performed on a Friday in the month of Aadi.

River Kaveri

Some important festivals celebrated in this month are as follows:
1. Aadi Pirappu : 
The first day of this month, usually falling on July 16 is celebrated as Aadi Pandigai or Aadi Pirappu, which is an important festival to most Tamils, especially newly-weds. The first of the month is marked with a special puja, followed by a feast with ‘payasam’ prepared with coconut milk, ‘puran poli’ and vadai. Traditionally, the family of a ‘pudhu maappillai’ 
(new son-in law) is invited to the girl’s house, where the couple is gifted new clothes and other

2.  Aadi Amavasai :  
New moon day in Aadi month dedicated to offering Tarpananam to departed ancestors. Once the Offering tharpanam on Aadi Amavasai day will give tremendous energy to your departed ancestors to shift to higher world. The souls of our ancestors that have been released, they are able to take their place as an elder in the spirit world and if they choose, they can become 
as a guardian spirit for their descendants. These are the ones who protect and guide us, the ones 
to whom we can appeal for divine intervention for our problems. In return we need to appease them 
through ancestral rituals like tharpanam. 

3. Aadi Pooram : This month is the birth (Avathara) month of Sri Andal (one among 12 great Alwars of 
Sri Vaishnavism). Legend has it that Vishnu Chitha (called as Periazhwar) was a sincere devotee of 
Lord Ranganatha of Srivilliputhur. He was childless for a very long time. His prayers were answered 
and on Aadi Pooram day, when the devotee was collecting flowers for his puja in his garden, he 
found a girl child. The child was named Kothai who grew up with devotion to Lord.

From Aadi month onwards untill Margazli month the Goddesses and Lord Murugan will take charge from the other Gods to protect and bless our Earth planet . So worshiping Lord Murugan and Goddesses during this month will give tremendous access to their energies and blessings.

Everyday, Vishnu Chitha made a garland of Thulasi leaves to offer to the deity at the temple. Kothai 
used to wear that before offering to the Lord. One day, the devotee happened to see her wearing this 
garland and so he replaced with another one. However, the Lord refused to accept the new one and 
said that He would only wear the garland worn by Kothai. Vishnu Chitha realized that his daughter is 
Goddess Maha Lakshmi herself. Andal then came to be known as Choodi Kodutha Sudarkodi, 
meaning ‘garland offered after being worn’. The 10th day is celebrated as Aadi Pooram day where 
Thirukalyanam (divine marriage of the God and the Goddess) is conducted. Special poojas are also 
conducted on this day. It is believed that if unmarried girls worship Goddess Andal on the 10th day ofAdi Pooram festvial, they will get married soon.
In the Saiva temples, this day is celebrated as the Valaikappu festival for Ambal, when glass bangles 
are offered to Ambal & then distributed to the devotees. These bangles are said to provide 
offsprings and generally protect us from all evils. (Valaikaappu is a festival when a pregnant woman wears glass bangles, the sound of which is said to protect her and the child from evil forces).

4. Varalakshmi Puja :
Worship of Goddess Lakshmi.
The Friday before the Full Moon, or Pournami day, of Tamil Month Aadi is chosen to perform Varalakshmi Puja. The corresponding month in the Kannada, Marathi and Telugu Calendar is the Shravan month. 
Worshipping Goddess Lakshmi on Varalakshmi Vrata day is equivalent to worshipping Ashtalaksmi – the eight goddesses of Wealth, Earth, Learning, Love, Fame, Peace, Pleasure, and Strength. The 
importance of Varalakshmi Puja is mentioned in the Skanda Purana. It is believed that importance of 
Varalakshmi Puja was narrated to Goddess Parvati by Lord Shiva. Goddess Parvati wanted to know about a Vrata that is highly beneficial to a woman, which will help her lead a happy and prosperous life on earth. 
Lord Shiva then mentioned about the Varamahalakshmi Vratam.

5.Aadi Perukku :   
The Tamil month of Aadi is generally considered inauspicious but there is one auspicious day in this Tamil month that has tremendous power to multiply whatever done on this day it will multiply anything started on this day will support you throughout your lifetime positively reaping fruits.   
Aadi Perukku or Padinettam Perukku is celebrated on the eighteenth day of this Tamil month Aadi.

The people of Tamil Nadu celebrate monsoon through this festival. People worship the rivers (water bodies) for the rains in abundance. Aadi is the month for sowing, rooting, planting of seeds and vegetation since it is 
peak monsoon time.

Adiperukku, celebrated for paying respect and tribute to the life 
sustaining force of water. This festival also welcomes the onset of 
the much awaited monsoon. People living on the banks of the rivers offer 
special pujas to the river.

Aadiperukku is very special in the Kaveri delta. This festival is peculiar to the all the perennial river 
basins of Tamil Nadu and major lakes water source areas and is intended to celebrate the water rising levels due to the onset of monsoon, which is expected to occur invariably on the 18th day of the 
solar month, Aadi corresponding to the 2nd or 3 August every year. Hence “Padinettam perukku” - Padinettu signifies eighteen, and Perukku denotes rising. On this auspicious day, Goddess Parvathi 
Devi is worshipped by offering different rice dishes. People celebrate this occasion by offering 
chitrannam or rice cooked in different flavors, colors and ingredients to the rive goddess. Usually 
mixed rice dishes like Sweet Pongal, Coconut rice, Lemon rice, Tamarind rice and Bahala bath or 
curd rice are prepared. Offerings of flowers, Akshata and rice offerings are done into sacred rivers 
like Cauveri. As per Purana, Parvathi devi meditated upon Lord Siva to see the divine vision and 
Lord Siva appeared as Shanka-Naraya swami. Aadiperukku is a festival of fertility and people 
of Tamil Nadu especially women offer prayers. They wear new clothes and perform abhishekham 
for Kaveri amman.


6. Aadi Karthigai : 
Festival dedicated to Lord Muruga. From Aadi month onwards untill Margazli month the Goddesses and Lord Murugan will take charge from the Gods to protect and bless our Earth planet . So worshiping Lord Murugan during this day and month will give tremendous access to His energies and blessings.

7. Puthukku Paal : 
Majority of the people also worship snakes during the tamil months of of Aadi and Thai. 
They visit a Snake bill and offer cow milk, as offerings to the Snake God. They also bring sacred mud from 
the snake bill and apply the same on their body with a belief that it will help in getting rid of health aberrations. They offer milk to snake idols and perform pooja to remove the naga dosha for wealth and prosperity.

Aadi Amavasai Tharpanam Rituals Importance ~ Vijayakumar Alagappan

As per Hindu Philosophy, it is said that having taken birth on this sacred Earth one should get discharged mainly from three types of Rinas (Debts) viz. Deva(Gods & Goddesses) Rina, Rishi(Gurus) Rina and Pitru(Ancestors) Rina. For the purpose of this article let us confine ourselves to the third one that is Pitru Rina. It is said and believed that one will get discharged from Pitru Rina by begetting a son (continuity of generation), by serving the Parents and also by performing Pitru Yagna (sacred rites to forefathers).
Departed ancestors of your mother side and father side are the reason behind your existence on this earth plane today. Aadi Amavasai is the special New Moon Day to express your gratitude to your forefathers.  Any Tarpanam ritual done on this day immensely satisfies your ancestors and as a result they bless you with abundant gifts and fortune.

Performing Tarpanam rituals to your ancestors on this day will relieve you from negative Karma and gift you with prosperity and happiness in life. It will also bless your generation with good health, wealth and prosperity.

Aadi Amavasai falls in July 23rd, 2017. Aadi Amavasai assumes greater importance because every year during this period the Sun moves towards the South and hence it is called the Dhakshinayana (Dhakshin: South; ayana: Travel). This is the first New Moon day of this period; hence it is the most powerful day to perform Tarpanam rituals for your ancestors.

Departed Ancestors and Ghosts in Hindu mythology
For several days and nights, the Rishi Jaratkaru was tormented by visions of old men hanging precariously upside down from a ledge extending across a dark bottomless pit. “Save us, save us,” they cried. “Who are you?” asked the sage. The old men replied, “We are Pitrus, your ancestors. Save us. Save yourself.” “How?” asked Jaratkaru. “Here is how,” said the ancestors, “get a wife and beget upon her children. If you don’t we will forever be trapped in Pitru-lokam (the land of ancestors), hanging upside down, and you will be trapped forever in the hell known as Put.”

This story recurs several times in the Puranas. Rishi Agastya had a similar vision. Following this vision, Jaratkaru and Agastya get married and produce children. A male offspring was called Putra and a female offspring was called Putri because by their birth they saved their parents from the hell known as Put reserved for men and women who refuse to produce children. Pitrs are typically portrayed in art in male form because in the language of symbols, the male form is used to represent the soul while the female form is used to represent the flesh.

Traditional Hindus believe that every living man and woman is obliged to his ancestors, the Pitru, to reproduce. This called Pitru-rin or debt to the ancestors. This debt is repaid by producing children and enabling the dead to be reborn in the land of the living. During the Tharpanam rituals performed by Hindus, mashed rice balls mixed with sesamee seeds are offered to ‘toothless’ Pitrus with the promise that the Pitru-rin will be repaid. The rice balls represent food which is the raw material of the human body.

Of course, like all things Hindu, there was always Upaay, or a way out, for childless couples. One could adopt a child. One could perform Tharpanam for oneself thereby liberating future generations from Pitru-rin on account of oneself. One could by prayers to God or a journey to a particular pilgrimage, or by acts of charity, break the karmic cycle and liberate oneself from all debts.

In the Mahabharta when the prince Devavrata takes a vow never to marry, or father a child, the gods call him Bhisma, the one who took the terrible vow. What was this terrible vow? To understand this vow, one must appreciate the mythological framework of Pitru-rin. Out of love for his father who wanted to marry a fisherwoman, Devavrata took the vow of celibacy and thereby publicly declared he would not repay his Pitru-rin. By doing so, he doomed himself to an eternity in Put, with no hope of being reborn. Traditionally, Pitru-lokam is closest to Bhu-lokam (land of the living) when the sun is on its southerly course (from June to December). Perhaps Bhisma did not want to face his disapproving ancestors which is why he chose to die only in January, after Makara Sankranti, when the sun began its northerly course. Even today, around later winter and early spring there is a holy day called Bhisma-ashtami when in temples across India Tharpanam rituals are performed for Bheeshma – for the obedient son still stands toothless in Put, for the sake of his father.

Hindus believe that the immortal soul is enclosed in three mortal bodies. The first body is the flesh, that we can touch and feel. The second body is the nervous energy that animates the flesh. The third body is the spirit body which cannot be seen. The spirit body is the container karmic debts and equities. Until this body is free of debts and equities, accumulated in past lives, the soul is obliged to return to the land of the living and experience circumstances resulting from past karma.

When a person dies, the first and second body dies but the third body does not die. Through various funeral rituals, the spirit body is encouraged and assisted to make its journey out of Bhu-loka across the river Vaitarni to Pitru-lokam, the land of ancestors. While the journey to Pitru-lokam is through the crematorium, the journey back to Bhu-lokam is through the mother’s womb. While passing over the river Vaitarni, or while passing out of the mother’s womb, the spirit body loses all memory of previous lifetimes.

Anna dhanam - Food feeding for needy is also important during Amavasai

Some souls are unable to make their journey from the land of living to the land of dead. As a result they do not turn into Pitru; they remain here as Pisasu or ghosts. Another word for Pisasu is Vetalam. Both Pisasu and Vetalam are visualized hanging upside down, usually from a Banyan tree in the crematorium, perhaps because they do not possess the human body and hence are not affected by the natural law of gravity. Since they are upside down, they have a topsy-turvy view of all things. They are known to torment the living by questioning them all that happens in Bhu-lokam. Thus, they are seen as the voice of conscience as well as the source of nightmares who have to be appeased or warded off. Many people believe that if a person or a house is tormented by ghosts, funeral rituals must be performed because in all probability no one performed these rites for them causing them to be trapped on the wrong side of Vaitarni, transforming them into angry poltergeists.


1. Pithru Tharpanamis done only for departed beings, that is, those who are dead. Pithru Tharpanam is not 
done for those who are alive.

2. If you don't know the name of an ancestor, that is fine. Just state the relationship alone and offer 
Tharpanam for that ancestor.

3. If you know the gotram lineage of a person, say it just before you mention the relationship.

Gotra great grandfather Muruga or Vadhoola Gotra friend Suresh in the examples above. If you do
not know the gotram of the person or you do not know what gotram is, just ignore this step.

4. For those who wear the sacred thread, change it to your right shoulder at the beginning of the
PithruTharpanam ceremony and back to the left shoulder at the end of the ceremony. There are
special mantras for this step. If you don't wear the sacred thread, ignore this step.

5. Can also do Pithru Tharpanam for more than 12 departed ancestors.

6. There are special mantras for each specific ancestor. These special mantras will have their special
effect for sure.

7. The Pithru Tharpanam has to be done at the Sunrise; some people follow the procedure of doing
this around noon.

8. The Pithru Tharpanams could be done in the comfort of your house. It is very wonderful to do in
the designatedtemples or on the banks of sacred rivers. It gives very good results, if it is done at
Pithru Moksha temples or sacred spots.

9. Pithru Tharpanam can be performed by the following peoples. Elder Son/ other Son/ Wife/
Daughter/ Second wife/ Son or daughter of the Second wife/ Son or boy born out of

Do's and Dont's while doing Pithru Tharpanam:

1. Never do this Pithru Tharpanam without taking head bath and your body & mind 
should be clean and calm.

2. Must do this Pithru Tharpanam on empty stomach (no coffee/water too)

3. Never eat Non Vegetarian foods on the day that you do this ritual.

4. It is highly sinful to offer Non Vegetarian foods / alcohol to the departed souls.

5. It is highly damaging to mix sesame seeds with any non vegetarian foods.

6. Should not take bath (for the whole day) after completing Pithru Tharpanam / Poojas.

7. It is always good to offer foods and new clothes to those who are in really need of it.

8. Never do Pithru Tharpanam on your Janma Nakshatras.

9. It is good to visit temples after completing the Pithru Tharpanam. 

click below to participate in the Tharpanam ritual at Kuala Lumpur with IKS Academy Group :

The blessings of your deceased ancestors, both maternal as well as paternal, are a major reason why you do or do not succeed in this life. If your ancestors are not resting peacefully, then they can cause much disruption and hardship in your life.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

What is Full Moon & Guru Purnima (Full Moon of the Guru) ?

The Moon is the sensorial, transmitter and collector of  other planetary influences.The phases of the Moon affects our mind and emotions.

What happens during full moon ?
Ascended enlightenment masters, the Siddhas, Yogi and Rishis although they live in the other dimension they come to earth plane on this day in order to bless the human being so that they can receive spiritual blessings.

The earth plane is also for performing certain ritual and meditation practices. So the ascended Siddhas, Yogis and Rishis come to earth plane on Full Moon day in order to perform those rituals. When you are aware you can get connected to them and get their bless easily.

What to do during full moon day?
One should seek guidance, blessing and grace of Ascended Masters. It is better to visit and meditate in holy places and to worship one’s own Guru.

How to make home environment positive and receptive during full moon day ?
Apart from doing meditation, one can do Homam and can chant mantras. It is better to let the mantra cd run all the day. Mantras have positive sounds which completely transform the environment and make it more receptive to divine energy. 

How to do Homam ritual by yourself ?
Homam is a fire ritual where normally a priest is called to conduct at home to cleanse the house of any unwanted negative energy and invoke positive energy. In the ritual special herbs and twigs are used in a fire to clears the house of any bad energy. 

You can do this yourself by buying the homam ingredients, where you can be easily buy in Indian shop which will cost around RM 10 a box and conducting a simple fire ritual by burning it inside a clay pot. 
Doing this ritual once every month on the eve or the morning of Pournami (Full Moon) would rid off any negative energy that is accumulated in the house and charge your house with Nithya Deivathai shakti - energies from the Full Moon for greater prosperity.

Siddhar Thirumular Samadhi

What is Guru Purnima ?
On every full moon in July is the "Full Moon of the Guru" or Guru Purnima, an ancient tradition on the eastern calendar. It is a radiant time when all the celestial teachers, light beings, ascended masters, angels and illumined ones open channels into the earth plane and act as conduits to deliver increased levels of energy and light into the world. It represents spiritual renewal of the planet. The moon is associated with consciousness, particularly with the right brain. Each phase of the moon carries its own special energy. The full moon represents enlightenment, which is the full flowering of consciousness. GURU PURNIMA IS ON 8th JULY THIS YEAR IN 2017

Who is Guru ?
Guru is the person who dispels darkness. Guru can be split into two root words - Gu and Ru. Gu means darkness and Ru is light. The darkness here refers to the lack of clarity in the mind owing to muddled thinking patterns that have formed grooves in the psyche. These thought grooves do not allow a person to progress in life. They are highly limiting in nature and this does not allow an individual to know his true nature, which is a limitless consciousness. A guru is a person who functions like a master sculptor, chiselling a big piece of rock, which is the disciple. He sees the idol in the rock and chips out all the unwanted bits and pieces. What remains is a fine ideal of a personality that was hidden within the maze of confusing thoughts.

The Saptarishi or the Seven Great Sages (Atri, Bhrigu, Pulastya, Vasistya, Gautama, Angirasa and Marichi) are the primeval teachers who continue to guide humanity to the secrets of life and universe. They are known as 'seers' as they are said to possess perfect knowledge about the past, present and future of humanity. On Guru Purnima, grace from these Masters is easily accessible to all those who think of them.

Importance and significance of Guru Purnima
Guru Purnima is one of the most auspicious days in the Hindu calender. It is the day when the Guru principle frequencies are 1000 time more active on earth. It is a celebration of the Guru disciple lineage and also a day for the disciple to express his gratitude to the Guru for his spiritual upliftment. 

The Greatness of True Guru
The true Guru only comes to those who are blessed by God, and who are ready to recieve guidence with humility. Understand the rare gift it is to come into contact with such a pure Guru. Listen quietly and sincerely to the untainted words of such a genuine Guru and allow yourself to learn and absorb his teachings to you.

The Guru is considered an embodiment of the archetypes Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. As per a Vedic saying, Guru's form is the basis of meditation, Guru's feet are the basis of worship, Guru's words are the basis of mantra (sacred sound), and Guru's grace is the basis of enlightenment.

On this most important day, meditate on the lotus feet of your Guru. Mentally pray to him for his grace,through which alone can attain Self-realization. If you do not have Guru then pray to Lord Dakshnamurthi or Lord Krishna to purify your heart for arrival of your Guru in this life.

You may study the books or writings of your Guru, or mentally reflect upon his teachings. The best form of worship of the Guru is to follow his teachings, to shine as the very embodiment of his teachings, and to propagate his glory and his message.

Every human being in this world lead life only in search of Guru knowingly or unknowingly. That means any human life in this world is the most certified path towards his Spiritual master only. Hence human life is declared as the most precious one as this only helps attain your Spiritual Master and then God too.

If one does not come across his Guru, what happens then? Then the search for Guru will continues in many lives. So the real meaning of human birth itself is continuation of search (Guru).

Slokam on Guru
"Gururbrahmaa gururvishnuh gururdevo Maheswarah
Guruh-saakshaat parambrahma tasmai shrigurave namah"
Meaning: Guru is verily the representative of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. He creates, sustains knowledge and destroys the weeds of ignorance. I salute such a Guru.

"Dhyaanamoolam Gurur Moorthihi Poojamoolam Guroh Padam Mantramoolam Guror Vaakyam Moksha Moolam Guru Krupa"
Meaning: The Guru's form is the best to meditate upon; the Guru's feet are the best for worship; the Guru's word is the mantra; the Guru's Grace is the root of liberation.

By Vijayakumar Alagappan