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Welcome: This is the recording of our Vedic Astrology Club call which occurred on Saturday June 21, 2014. Thank you to all the participants and to Rani and Bhairavi, our guest speakers.

Vishnu

Call Recording: Vishnu, Parrot-Headed Siddha and Sri Chakra & Discussion

Mytho-therapy:

Vishnu

Vishnu is the all-pervading essence of all beings and master of-and beyond- the past, present, and future, the creator and destroyer of all existences, the one who supports, preserves, sustains and governs the universe, originates and develops all elements therein.

Vishnu’s eternal supreme abode beyond the material universe is called Vaikuntha. It is the realm of eternal bliss and happiness and the final or highest place for liberated souls who have attained Moksha. Vishnu’s other abode within the material universe is called Ksheera Saagara, the ocean of milk, where he reclines on Ananta Shesha, the King of serpents with 1000 heads, along with his consort, Goddess Lakshmi.

Mythology: Lord Shiva who represents Supreme Power, Supreme God Energy, produced Vishnu from his internal energy, who then produced Brahma. For the creation of humankind, Shiva asked Vishnu to produce the most important element to make this possible. Vishnu produced water from his body and is seen resting in water on Sheshnag. Through his navel a lotus grew up and a seed inside gave birth to Brahma who traveled and traveled for years in the stem to find the truth and his originator, but could not find one. Finally Lord Vishnu appeared before him and asked him to make life possible in the form of different Lokas, or Planets. That’s why Brahma is always pictured seating on a lotus.

Brahma founded Brahmand and different Lokas inside it, one of which is Mrityu Loka better known as earth. He then produced Prajapatis from his body for them to begin life on earth. The Prajapatis had a major role in originating various other planets and satellites indispensable for mankind.

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Brahma became the Creator; Lord Vishnu, the Preserver;

and Lord Shiva , the Destroyer.

Vishnu Rules the Planet Mercury

Mercury Rules Astrological Signs: Gemini and Virgo

Mercury Rules This Day: Wednesday

Vishnu Is Associated with Moon Phases/Tithis: 11th and 12th Waxing – Pray for Material success and money

Horas: Buddha/Mercury

Nakshatras Ruled by Mercury: Ashlesha, Jyestha, Revati

Vishnu’s Consort: Lakshmi

Mercury’s Color: Green

Vishnu’s Vehicle: Garuda – an eagle like bird who serves as Vishnu’s vehicle or mount

Incense: Astroved’s Wednesday/Mercury Incense

Mantras: ‘Om Namo Narayanaya’

Gayathri: Om Narayanaya Vidhmahe

Vasudevaya Dimahi

Tanno Vishnu Prachodayat’


Jupiter Has  Moved into Cancer Earlier This Month ~ Watch replay of Google Hangout with Dr. Pillai: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r53MmM7iU3o&list=UULzw8opUlMnSA2TQfj34K9w

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Suggestion: create a free account at AstroVed and run your own Vedic Birth Chart via the Reports Section and follow along with suggestions in the club session. See previous Vedic Astrology Club recordings for how to run this Report. Please email questions to Valli at valli@pillaicenter.com See information for our call next Saturday on the Events page.

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Welcome:

This is the recording of our Vedic Astrology Club call which occurred on Saturday June 14, 2014. Thank you to all the participants and to Rani and Bhairavi, our guest speakers.

Ashta Lakshmis (Eight Lakshmis)

 

Call Recording: Ashta Lakshmi, Upcoming Transits and Other Discussion

Mytho-therapy: Ashta-Lakshmis

Ashta Lakshmis refer to 8 specialized aspects of Shri Lakshmi The Goddess of Wealth. She presides over 8 sources of wealth meaning: prosperity, good health, knowledge, strength, children, and power.
The prayer Ashta Lakshmi Stotram lists the 8 Lakshmis as:
~ Adi Lakshmi or Maha Lakshmi, an ancient form of Lakshmi and daughter of Brighu
~ Dhana Lakshmi – Money Lakshmi for money and gold
~ Dhanya Lakshmi, Goddess of grain, giver of Agricultural Wealth
~ Gaja Lakshmi, Elephant Lakshmi, giver of animal wealth like cattle, and elephants. Also as the power of royalty, and worshipped by elephants. In Hindu Mythology, Lakshmi brought back the wealth lost by Indra, the King of the Gods lost in the Milky Ocean.
~ Santana Lakshmi, Progeny Lakshmi, bestower of children.
~ Veera Lakshmi, Valorous Lakshmi, or Dairya Lakshmi, Courageous Lakshmi. Bestower of valor in battles and courage and strength for overcoming difficulties in life.
~ Vijaya Lakshmi, Victorious Lakshmi, or Jaya Lakshmi. Bestower of victory not only in battles but in conquering hurdles in order to beget success.
~ Vidya Lakshmi, Knowledge Lakshmi. Bestower of the knowledge of the Arts and Sciences.
Alternates include:
~ Aishwarya Lakshmi, Prosperity Lakshmi: Bestower of riches.
~ Saubaghya Lakshmi, Lakshmi of Good Fortune. Giver of Prosperity in General
~ Rajya Lakshmi, Royal Lakshmi. Blesses rulers with secular power.

~ Vara Lakshmi, Boon Lakshmi. She who bestows beautiful boons.

The Ashta Lakshmi Temples are relatively new and parallel the rise of the Ashta Lakshmi Stotram (prayer) which was originally written by Sri Adi Shankararcharya.

There is a beautiful you tube video at www.malakshmi.com/Ashtalakshmi.html if you wish to hear it sung.
There is a powerful, complex symbol called Star of Lakshmi which is a complex star figure comprised of two interlocking squares with their centers at 45 degree angles, and represents the Ashta Lakshmis.
At the Ashta Lakshmi temple in Chennai, the 8 Lakshmis in 8 shrines are positioned clockwise with Maha Lakshmi and Vishnu together in a 9th shrine, unlike the traditional separate shrines.

Jupiter Has Just Moved into Cancer This Past Week ~ Watch replay of Google Hangout with Dr. Pillai: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r53MmM7iU3o&list=UULzw8opUlMnSA2TQfj34K9w

Website mentioned on call:

Suggestion: create a free account at AstroVed and run your own Vedic Birth Chart via the Reports Section and follow along with suggestions in the club session. See previous Vedic Astrology Club recordings for how to run this Report.

Please email questions to Valli at valli@pillaicenter.com See information for our call next Saturday on the Events page.

 

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Welcome:

This is the recording of our Vedic Astrology Club call which occurred on Saturday June 7, 2014. Thank you to all the participants and to Rani and Bhairavi, our guest speakers.

 

Sri Yantra

 

Call Recording: Sri Yantra and Lakshmi/Kubera Yantra and Discussion

Lakshmi’s Shri Yantra & Lakshmi/Kubera Yantra

Shri Yantra refers to sacred instrument. This yantra is formed by 9 interlocking triangles surrounding or radiating out from a central point or bindu which represents the point between the physical universe and its invisible, unmanifest source. There are 4 isosceles triangles with the apices pointing upward representing Siva or the Masculine energy, and 5 isosceles triangles pointing downward representing the Female Creative Energy, or Shakti.

Thus the Shri Yantra also represents the union of the Divine Masculine and Feminine (Siva/Shakti). The bindu is the power point in the middle and focal point for meditation representing the invisible, the elusive center from which the figure and the cosmos expand. The 9 intersecting triangles are enclosed by two rows of 8 and 16 petals respectively, representing the Lotus of Creation and the reproductive vital force. The broken lines of the outer frame denote the figure to be a sanctuary with 4 openings to the regions of the universe.

Together the 9 triangles are interlaced to form 43 smaller triangles in a web symbolic of the entire cosmos or the cosmic womb of creation. All together they express Advaitya or Non-duality. This is surrounded by Lotuses with 8 and 16 petals within an earth square resembling a temple with 4 doors. The Devi Khadgamala is the mantra that describes the various deities residing in the 9 layers. The Shri Yantra is the main object of devotion in Sri Vidya, a Hindu Tantric practice.

The aims for worship of this yantra are for both Material Prosperity and Self-Realization

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A Lakshmi / Kubera Yantra brings luck and luxury, money and prosperity. Lord Kubera and Lakshmi symbolize material wealth and riches, and bring you ‘Blessings’ when you worship them. It can get rid of misfortunes and bring you monetary gains. Having the yantra in your home will bring ‘Blessings’ to the house. The money can come from unexpected places.

A yantra is a conductor of energy and the Astroved yantras have been energized by priests in India by giving offerings and mantras during special fire labs.

To work with your yantra, Astroved recommends that:

1) You take a shower and put on clean clothes

2) Place the yantra facing East or North

3) Don’t let others touch the yantra so that you can connect with its special energy

4) Periodically wash with Rose water and milk, rinse with water and pat dry. Venus Hora or at midnight on Fridays would be the best times. Pouring liquids over the yantra will cause it to change color. That makes it even stronger.

5) Place dots of sandalwood paste on the 4 corners and in the center. (Mix a small amount of water with Sandalwood powder to make the paste._

6) Light a candle or ghee lamp, burn Astroved Venus/Friday Incense, and offer it fruit and flowers.

7) Chant Om Shreem Lakshmi Kuberaya Namaha 108 x’s and make a Prayer. Be open to Miracles coming into your life.

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Jupiter Transit into Cancer ~ Watch replay of Google Hangout with Dr. Pillai: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r53MmM7iU3o&list=UULzw8opUlMnSA2TQfj34K9w

Website mentioned on call:

Suggestion: create a free account at AstroVed and run your own Vedic Birth Chart via the Reports Section and follow along with suggestions in the club session. See previous Vedic Astrology Club recordings for how to run this Report. Please email questions to Valli at valli@pillaicenter.com See information for our call next Saturday on the Events page.

 

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Welcome:

This is the recording of our Vedic Astrology Club call which occurred on Saturday May 31, 2014. Thank you to all the participants and to Rani and Bhairavi, our guest speakers.

Sundara Maha Lakshmi

Call Recording: Maha Lakshmi and Jupiter Transit into Cancer in June

Mytho-therapy:

Sundara Maha Lakshmi

Sri Sundara Maha Lakshmi and her Consort Kamala Varadaraja at Arasar Koil Temple close to Chennai was revealed by Satguru Venkataraman Siddha Revelations from Agasthiar.Org. in the 2005-2006 time. This was a dilapidated, neglected temple until then.

Here she is seated in Padmasana and sporting 6 toes on her right foot. Why 6? Six is the number of Venus (Shukra), and she is his Divine Controller. Shukra himself worships here every Friday without fail. What form he assumes is beyond human comprehension. This includes a boon to anyone who might desire the ‘Blessings’ of Shukra and Maha Lakshmi.  The six toes represent that She has the power to control Shukra’s ability to give prosperity.

Prosperity is not just a million dollars in your bank account. A truly prosperous human is one who is ‘Blessed with 64 Aishwaryas or 64 forms of wealth, well- being, and prosperity, each controlled by a different form of Lakshmi Devis. Sri Sundara MahaLakshmi is the root of all of these 64 Lakshmi Devis and if you wish to attain all 64 Aishwaryas, you need to worship her at this temple, so say the Siddhas.

You can recite 24 of her names as mantra pooja. (At www.Agasthiar.org/NKN-2006/08-04.htm website, on Maha Lakshmi’s page, scroll down a little more than 1⁄2 way and these mantras are listed in a blue/green rectangle with an audio to chant along with and or listen to. These are given in 3 forms (Sanskrit, Tamil, English) and you can select which ever appeals to, or feels most comfortable for you.)

This is a perfect shrine for worshipping the Nine Planets (Navagrahas), as they and their consorts worshipped Maha Lakshmi at this shrine in 9 of her different forms. It is highly auspiscious to worship her on Vara Lakshmi Vrata (Boon-giving Lakshmi)(on the 2nd Fridays, Aadi Fridays ( July 15th through August 15th, during Shukra Hora.

Mother Sundara Maha Lakshmi will ‘Bless’ one and all with solutions to their money problems, like poverty, debts, losses in property, courtcases, and other litigation problems.
Also do Tarpanam for your ancestors on the banks of the nearbyPaalar River.

Arasarkoil is Adi Kanchi Keshetra – an ancient sacred site. The doorway to the temple is designed by the celestial architect, Mayan.

~ Vaidya Shakti Garuda is ‘The Divine Healer’ located in front of themain shrine. Maha Lakshmi gave the ‘Svarna Poorna Akshaya Paatra’, The Divine Vessel to Garuda.
~ Hanuman who Helps in Times of Danger is in front of the temple proper.
~ Sri Akshaya Paatra Vinayaka Ganesh, ‘The wealth giving Ganesha’ or Lakshmi Ganapati, is located in front of Maha Lakshmi’s Shrine.
~ Gayatri Vaastu Mandapam Hall is in front of the Lord’s shrine. It contains 24 Gayatri Vaastu Beejakshara Shakti Pillars which are part of the Gayatri Vaastu Hall. These pillars are residences of Siddhas,Rishis, and Divine Beings.

The main sanctum contains Lord Kamala Varadaraja Perumal along with Mother’s Sri Devi and Bhoo Devi. He holds the ‘Swarna Sri Kamala Lotus’ (Golden Lotus) in his hand and the great statement:
‘All that happens is Narayana’s doing’ originated here. Lord KamalaVaradaraja dwells inside his devotees.

~ Mother Sundara Maha Lakshmi is seated in Padmasana Lotus posture in her own sanctum. Mother Sundara Maha Lakshmi is the Mother of all wealth and all treasure. This form of the Mother is Adi Moola Lakshmi – the root form of all Lakshmi Avatars. Sundara Maha Lakshmi brims with millions of Kubera Shaktis, Aishwaraya Shaktis, Shukra Shaktis, treasure Shaktis, and prosperity Shaktis. This is the Dhana Lakshmi (Wealth Lakshmi) Avatar Temple. This is a ‘Sri Sookta Dhana Vriddhi’ – Wealth Enhancing Temple. This is a Kubera Sampath Shakti Temple. This Temple is the Adi Moola Lakshmi Peetam, the seat of all wealth with Shaktis of 64 special Lakshmi Avatars. This is the Maha Sri Shakti Temple. This Temple is the cornucopia of all Aishwaya Prosperity Shaktis of the world. This is a Sarva Karya Siddhi Temple – one that helps you to achieve that which you want to achieve.

~ Gaja (Elephant) Pujas
~ Shukra (Vensu) Shakti – Fire ceremony area~ A haven for Music
~ An ideal place for discharging debts to the Rishis, Devas, and Pitris.
~ Special Times for worship: Shukra Shakti Days: Anuradha Nakshatradays, Dwadasi (12th) Tithi (Moon Phase), Fridays, and Venus (Shukra) Horas.  that you can worship both Sundara Maha Lakshmi and her consort Kamala Varadarajar to receive full benefit.~ Mantra Puja is recommended.

Also we can chant: ‘Om Sundara Maha Lakshmi Sameda Dram Dattatriya Siva Baba Namaha

Recommended Yantra from Astroved: Lakshmi Narayana YantraIncense: Friday/Venus Incense from Astroved
Show Light: candle or ghee lamp; and offer Pink Flowers, or TumericRice) 12th Tithi, Fridays, and Shukra Horas.

Upcoming Jupiter Transit into Cancer ~ Watch replay of Google Hangout with Dr. Pillai: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r53MmM7iU3o&list=UULzw8opUlMnSA2TQfj34K9w

Website mentioned on call:

Suggestion: create a free account at AstroVed and run your own Vedic Birth Chart via the Reports Section and follow along with suggestions in the club session. See previous Vedic Astrology Club recordings for how to run this Report. Please email questions to Valli at valli@pillaicenter.com See information for our call next Saturday on the Events page.

 

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