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This is the recording of our Vedic Astrology Club call which occurred on Saturday July 26, 2014. Thank you to all the participants and to Rani and Bhairavi, our guest speakers.

 

Vishnu as Matsya Avatar (Form of Fish)

Mytho-therapy:

In the early Vedic accounts of the great Deluge, the principle characters are Matsya, a fish, and Vaivasvata Manu (Satyavrata). One day Vaivasvata Manu was bathing and caught a small fish in his hands. The fish asks Manu for life and protection, and in return he will save him from the great impending flood. Vaivasvata Manu agrees and Matsya tells him to keep him in an earthenware jar of water and keep him safe. When Matsya outgrew the jar, he asked Vaivasvata Manu to dig a pit and fill it with water and to place him in it. When Matsya out grew the pit filled with water, he told Vaivasvata to release him in the ocean, as he is now big enough to survive, he will be indestructible, and will help Vaivasvata Manu survive the impending flood. Meanwhile he instructs Vaivasvata Manu to build a boat.

The deluge arrives on time as predicted. Vaivasvata boards the boat and the waters rise to cover the earth. Vaivasvata called to Matsya for help. Matsya swims to the boat and Vaivasvata Manu ties a rope to the large horn that has grown from the top of Matsya’s head and with great force Matsya then tows the boat to the highest dry ground in the north, interpreted as the Himalayas. Vaivasvata Manu ties the boat to a tree and gradually descends the mountain as the flood waters recede. He finds himself the sole survivor, as all others have been washed away by the floods.

Vaivasvata then takes on the task of creating the new human race. Seeking procreativity he begins austerities and worshipping the Gods via Homas. Within a year his prayers were answered, and a beautiful woman named Shraddha appeared. He married her and they started the race of Manu, the Aryans.

Meanwhile he instructs Vaivasvata Manu to build a boat.

The deluge arrives on time as predicted. Vaivasvata boards the boat and the waters rise to cover the earth. Vaivasvata called to Matsya for help. Matsya swims to the boat and Vaivasvata Manu ties a rope to the large horn that has grown from the top of Matsya’s head and with great force Matsya then tows the boat to the highest dry ground in the north, interpreted as the Himalayas. Vaivasvata Manu ties the boat to a tree and gradually descends the mountain as the flood waters recede. He finds himself the sole survivor, as all others have been washed away by the floods.

Vaivasvata then takes on the task of creating the new human race. Seeking procreativity he begins austerities and worshipping the Gods via Homas. Within a year his prayers were answered, and a beautiful woman named Shraddha appeared. He married her and they started the race of Manu, the Aryans.

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Vaivasvata Manu was the son of the Sun God Vivasvan (Surya), and a powerful Rishi, and through the power of his austerities, he began creating the new human race.

So Vishnu, as the Matsya Avatar, took incarnation as a fish and saved the seeds of all life and Manu at the time of the Mahapralaya, or Great Deluge.

Dr. Pillai has said that the seeds of all life were contained in a Golden Vessel floating on the water and when the time was right, Siva shot the pot with an arrow releasing the seeds and life on earth began again at Kumbakonam and that is why he feels so at home and happy when he is there.

Chant: ‘Om Namo Narayanaya’

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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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