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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’


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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.

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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.

 

 

 

 

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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 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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Welcome:

This is the recording of our Vedic Astrology Club call which occurred on Saturday May 24, 2014. Thank you to all the participants and to Rani and Bhairavi, our guest speakers.

Lakshmi and Kubera with His Wife

Picture also shows the Wish-Fulfilling Tree (Kalpavrishka) and Kamendhenu (Wish-Fulfilling Cow) which came out of the Milky Ocean

Call Recording: Lakshmi, Kubera and Discussion

Mytho-therapy:

Kubera

Kubera is the God of Wealth, the Banker of Heaven, and the God-King of the Semi-Divine Yakshas. He is also a regent of the North (one of the Dik Palayakayas), and a protector of the world (Lokapala). He is the Overlord of many Semi-Divine species, and owner of the treasures of the world. He is often   depicted as a fat man, adorned in jewels,  carrying a money pot (or bag), and a club. His name Kubera / Kuvera, means deformed and refers to his deformities, but also splits into Ku meaning earth, and Vira meaning hero.

The Vedic scriptures tell that Kubera was an Asura and once ruled Lanka, but was overthrown by his stepbrother Ravana. He resettled in the city of Alaka in the Himalayas, near Mt Kailash (Siva’s Abode). Kubera is described as a friend of Lord Siva, who granted him Kingship over the Yakshas. Descriptions of the glories and splendors are recounted in many of the Puranic scriptures. Kubera is depicted as a dwarf, with a fair complexion, and big belly. He has 3 legs, only 8 teeth, one eye, 3 heads, 4 arms, and is adorned with jewels. He holds a mace (a club), a pomegranate, and a money bag in his hands. Sometimes he is seen riding a man, or mongoose.

In Tibet, the mongoose signifies his victory over the Nagas who are the Guardians of Treasures of the world. He is adorned with golden clothes and ornaments symbolizing his wealth. His Left eye is yellow and he wears armor and a large necklace down to his large belly. His face is inclined to the Left, he has a beard and a mustache, and 2 tusks protrude from the ends of his mouth, representing his ability to punish and bestow favors. His club, represents Administration of Justice and his standard bears a lion, representing Artha (wealth).

Kubera has 9 occult treasures that belong to him. They are referred to as Nawanidhi, or Nav Nidhi. Each is personified by a guardian spirit.

Mantras for Kubera (set your intent: “I am creating wealth for the world”)

Swarna Rajadas Srajam (invokes aspect of Lakshmi with gold and silver garlands; Dr. Pillai has said Kubera used this mantra and became the Banker in Heaven)

 

Kuberaya Vaisravanaya Maha Rajaya Namaha (Dr. Pillai has said these sounds give wealth and royalty consciousness)

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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 May 17, 2014. Thank you to all the participants and to Rani and Bhairavi, our guest speakers.

Lakshmi Shobana

Call Recording: Lakshmi, Vadivudai and Other Discussion

Mytho-therapy:

Lakshmi Shobane

Per Dr. Pillai: Approximately 400 years ago there was an acclaimed Madhva Saint named Vadiraja living in Southern India in the state of Kannada. He was fully enlightened, had many Miraculous Siddhi powers, and lived for about 120 years. One day he was visiting a city where the Mayor was preparing for his daughter’s wedding. Unfortunately the bridegroom was bitten by a snake and despite all efforts, he died. The Mayor was told that Vadiraja had just arrived and could restore the boy’s life. The Mayor asked Vadiraja to help in this matter. Vadiraja immediately composed a Hymn to Goddess Lakshmi recounting her Wedding to Lord Vishnu at the time she arose from out of the Milky Ocean. Anyhow, Lakshmi appeared and he requested that she revive the boy. She did and the wedding was carried out.

Lakshmi’s energy promotes auspicious activities. Everything auspicious belongs to Lakshmi, even the word Lakshmi means auspicious. Everything that’s going to give good fortune, joy, and happiness belongs to Lakshmi.

Every word he uses is charged with that power and I have been thinking about it for approximately 3 years. The time has not been right to introduce it to people, until now 2013.

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I leased a building in a powerful temple vortex and we’ll have the ceremony where the women come and chant this Hymn and light the ghee lamps, accompanied by a very special, very powerful Lakshmi Homa. I want people to be able to come spend time here a receive the benefits. I look forward to this program called Lakshmi Shobanam by the great Mystic Saint, Vadiraja. The AstroVed people will make announcements regarding this at the appropriate time.

The Shobanam Hymn is comprised of 112 verses recounting the events of Lakshmi’s Wedding to Lord Vishnu. Hearing this reminds her of her own joy at the time of her wedding. Shobana means Mangala or auspicious. Lakshmi is Sarva Mangala, which means she is not only the Goddess of wealth, but all powerful, and capable of bestowing longevity. That was the power of St. Vadiraja’s Hymn and Goddess Lakshmi was obliged to revive the bridegroom.

Also note that the Tamil Month of Aadi (this year 2014 from Jul 15th to Aug 15th), is very special to Lakshmi, especially the Fridays. There are 4 Aadi Fridays where you can receive special ‘Blessings’ from Lakshmi.

It’s always auspicious to chant and or write ‘Shreem Brzee’ 108 or 1008 times. (This chant is cumulative.) And to burn AstroVed’s Friday Incense for Venus/and Lakshmi.

 

Vadivudai Amman is a Goddess of Beauty, both inner and outer. One mantra for her is

Om Sri Vaidivooday Nayaki Swaha

For Help From Goddess To Do Tapas (Disciplined Practice):

Om Kanambhikaya Vidh Mahe

Sarva Siddhicha Dhi Mahi

Tanno Gauri Prachodayat

There is free virtual pooja for Vadivudai Amman on this page at AstroVed:

http://www.astroved.com/virtualpooja.aspx

 

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 10, 2014. Thank you to all the participants and to Rani and Bhairavi, our guest speakers.

Lakshmi with Elephants

Call Recording: Lakshmi, Purity and Other Discussion

Mytho-therapy:

Lakshmi’s Appearance and Symbolism Lakshmi in her images and pictures is depicted as a female inform with 4 arms and 4 hands, She usually wears red clothes with a golden lining and is either seated or standing on a lotus. She has golden coins and lotuses in her hands. She is frequently pictured with 2 or 4 elephants next to her.

This symbolism conveys the following spiritual theme:

~ Her 4 arms represent 4 directions in space and signify her omnipresence and omnipotence. The red color of her clothing signifies activity and the golden lining signifies prosperity. The lotus signifies that while living in this world one should enjoy the wealth, but not become obsessed with it.

~ Her 4 hands represent the 4 aims of life: Dharma (righteousness); Kama (genuine desires); Artha (wealth); and Moksha (liberation from birth and death). Her front hands represent activity in the material world, and her back hands represent spiritual activities that lead to spiritual perfection.

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Since the right side of the body signifies activity, a lotus in her back right hand signifies that you should perform all duties in accordance to Dharma. This leads to Moksha which is symbolized be the lotus held in her back left hand. The golden coins falling from her front left hand signifies she provides wealth and prosperity for her devotees. Her front right hand bestows Blessings.

~ The 2 elephants pictured beside her signify name and fame that is associated with worldly wealth. The idea portrayed here is that one should not acquire wealth for name and fame and only for one’s self, but share it with to bring happiness to others in addition to himself.

~ Some pictures show 4 elephants spraying water on Lakshmi from Golden Vessels. This illustrates the theme that continuous self-effort in accordance with one’s Dharma, governed by wisdom and purity leads to both material and spiritual prosperity.

Note: Lakshmi does not stay long with anyone who is lazy or seeks her only for material wealth.

Invoke Lakshmi by chanting: OM SHREEM BRZEE

Mantras for invoking Lakshmi for Purity:

Om Sarva Papa Hare (invokes aspect of Lakshmi for dissolving sins, including financial sins)

Harineem (a name of Lakshmi, invoking her in the aspect of Purity)

Mantra for Goal-Orientation: Om Iccha Shakti Uma Kumari (brings energy of authentic desire, especially for people who may not in be in touch with what they really want)

For Narasimha (Lion-faced form of Vishnu) JAYA JAYA NARASIMHAYA NAMAHA

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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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This is the recording of our Vedic Astrology Club call which occurred on Saturday May 3, 2014. Thank you to all the participants and to Rani and Bhairavi, our guest speakers.

Lakshmi Goddess of Wealth, Beauty, Grace and Purity, Ruler of Venus

Call Recording: Lakshmi and Other Discussion May 3 2014

Mytho-therapy:

Lakshmi

Lakshmi is the Hindu Goddess of wealth (both spiritual and material), prosperity and good fortune. Her name is derived from the Sanskrit word Laksme which means goal, and refers to the goal of life which includes worldly as well as spiritual prosperity. In Hindu mythology she is also called ‘Shri’ and is the Divine spouse or consort of Vishnu. She provides him with the wealth for the maintenance and preservation of this creation.

Mythology: Lakshmi was the daughter of the Maharishi Bhrigu and she took refuge in the ocean of milk when the Gods were sent into exile. During the churning of the Milky Ocean, which was a joint effort by both Gods and demons to bring forth the Nectar of Immortality, Lakshmi reappeared. She was so beautiful and all of the Gods fell in love with her. Shiva had already taken the Moon, Bramha had already taken Saraswati, so her hand was given to Vishnu, whom Lakshmi herself preferred. She is a Goddess of Light, beauty, good fortune and wealth. Diwali, the Festival of Light, is a special time of worship for her.

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Astrological Info: Lakshmi is the Overlord for Venus. Venus is the planet which rules the Zodiac Signs of Taurus and Libra.

Day: Lakshmi and Venus are both worshiped on Friday

Moon Phases:

Full Moon – Pray for money and abundance;

12th Waning Moon – Pray for increased diplomacy, skill in negotiating win-win solutions and good judgments in choices about time, money, energy, greater comfort and happiness

Hora: Venus

Nakshatras: Bharani, Purva Phalguni, Purva Ashada (these are all stars ruled by Venus)

Consort: Vishnu, the Preserver

Vehicle: Horse, Elephant

Incense: AstroVed’s Friday Incense for Venus

Gemstone: Diamond

Colors: Pink and Gold or Silver

Mantra: OM SHREEM BRZEE


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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 April 19, 2014. Thank you to all the participants and to Rani and Bhairavi, our guest speakers.

Muruga Teaching Secrets of OM to Siva

Call Recording: Muruga and Other Discussion

Mytho-therapy:

At one time Maharishi Brighu knew the secret of Om and was trying to destroy the world. Lord Siva prevented this act by placing his hands over Brighu’s head and saying: ‘You must forget the Om mantra.’ At that instant the secret of Omkara mantra faded from his memory. Brighu realized what was happening and in turn cursed Siva saying: ‘You will forget the Om mantra too.’ And Siva forgot the secret of Om as well.  Later on Siva went to Muruga and asked him to teach the secret of the Omkara mantra to him.  Muruga agreed explaining that Siva would have to be his student. Siva agreed, and Muruga whispered the secret of Om in his father’s ear. This is the history of the vortex of the Muruga temple at Swamimalai.

Dr. Pillai teaches Om as Ah, Oo, Ma:

  • Ah represents Siva,
  • Oo represents Shakti
  • Ma represents Maya

 

 

Even just using one of these syllables manifests great power.

Muruga’s 6 Heads:

Muruga’s 6 Heads represent 6 parts of the brain as well as 6 Siddhis.  These represent the 5 faces of Siva and the Face of Uma Devi or Parvati, which can only be seen by the wise. He is able to see North, South, East West Sky and Earth. These faces represent the 5 senses which lead to the 6th sense, or inner knowing, the Atho-mugam.

The 6 faces mantra is: SA RA VA NA BA VA

Forehead: Tatpurushaya

Top of Head: Ishanaya

Right Brain: Aghora Hridayaya

Left Brain: Vama Devaya

Back of Brain (Occipital Lobe): Sadyojataya

3rd Eye, Pineal Gland Atho-mugam

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.Note: We will have NO Vedic Astrology Club session on April 26, 2014 as Dr. Pillai and guests are doing a live free webcast that day starting at 9 AM PDT and going for several hours: https://pillaicenter.leadpages.net/dr-pillais-master-class/

We will resume our regular weekly schedule in May (Saturdays, NOON PDT)


 

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This is the recording of our Vedic Astrology Club call which occurred on Saturday April 12, 2014. Thank you to all the participants and to Rani and Bhairavi, our guest speakers.

Muruga as Prachanda Skanda Can Give Gift of Unshakeable Faith

Call Recording: Muruga, Nature of Nakshatras and How It Affects Compatability

Muruga or Skanda is the God of the Pleiades, the God of Light, who is going to give a break for all humanity. The Siddhas have revealed that humans have a weakness and are frustrated with God because things aren’t happening. This weakness is they lack 100% faith, This particular form of Muruga is called Prachanda Skandaya. He can give you a tremendous amount of trust or faith. With 100% Faith you can move mountains. Once that faith is established everything will happen.  So faith is very crucial. His mantra to access his energy and acquire 100% faith is:

Om Tripura Samhara Prachanda Skandaya Namaha

Muruga comes to the Earth plane to give us incredible ‘Blessings’. That “Blessing is to stop the mind.  Patanjali says it clearly in his Yoga Sutra. The first teaching of the Yoga Sutra is to stop the mind. Yoga is stopping the mind.   When you stop the mind you have access to a tremendous amount of energy which can give you omniscience, omnipotence, and omnipresence. Muruga can give this to you if he wants to. He gave it to Arunagiri when he prevented his suicide.

The mantra is:

Summa Iru Sollara’

which means : ‘Be still, without words’.

Muruga’s Gayathri is another powerful way to connect to Muruga:

Om Karthikeyaya Vidh Mahe

Shakti Hastaya Dhi Mahi

Tanna Skanda Prachodyat

~ This mantra creates or builds an armor around us that protects us from our enemies and gives us courage to face them.

One area of compatability in relationships is to evaluate the nature of the star (Nakshatra) someone’s Moon is in as well as the nature of the star (Nakshatra) of their partner.

People who have stars with the same nature have an excellent degree of compatability in this area:

  • Deva/Deva
  • Human/Human
  • Rakshasa/Rakshasa

People who have one partner with a star with nature of Human and one partner with a star of another nature have OK compatability in this area:

  • Deva/Human
  • Rakshasa/Human

People who have one partner with a star with nature of Deva and a star with nature of Rakshasa are evaluate as not having compatability in this area:

  • Deva/Rakshasa

You can run your own birth chart and that of your partner for free at www.AstroVed.com and then look up the nature of your stars with this table:

Table of Nakshatras and Their Nature

# Nakshatra Nature
1 Ashwini Deva
2 Bharani Human (Manusha)
3 Krittika Rakshasa
4 Rohini Human (Manusha)
5 Mrigasira Deva
6 Ardra Human (Manusha)
7 Punarvasu Deva
8 Pushya Deva
9 Ashlesha Rakshasa
10 Magha Rakshasa
11 Purva Phalguni Human (Manusha)
12 Uttara Phalguni Human (Manusha)
13 Hasta Deva
14 Chitra Rakshasa
15 Swati Deva
16 Vishaka Rakshasa
17 Anuradha Deva
18 Jyestha Rakshasa
19 Mula Rakshasa
20 Puravashada Human (Manusha)
21 Uttarashada Human (Manusha)
22 Shravana Deva
23 Dhanishta Rakshasa
24 Shatabhisha Rakshasa
25 Purvabhadrapada Human (Manusha)
26 Uttarabhadrapada Human (Manusha)
27 Revati Deva

There are several other areas that astrologers look at for compatability. This is just one.

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. Note: We will have NO Vedic Astrology Club session on April 26, 2014 as Dr. Pillai and guests are doing a live free webcast that day starting at 9 AM PDT and going for several hours: https://pillaicenter.leadpages.net/dr-pillais-master-class/ We will resume our regular schedule in May.

 

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