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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

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 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


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 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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Welcome:

This is the recording of our Vedic Astrology Club call which occurred on Saturday April 5, 2014. Thank you to all the participants and to Rani and Bhairavi, our guest speakers.

Muruga and Six Temples in Tamil Nadu

Call Recording: Muruga and Other Discussion

Symbolism Associated with Muruga( Healer/Warrior Archetype Who Rules Mars):

Vel, or shakti /spear / lance, is his most powerful weapon. Made by Parvati and given to him to defeat the Asura Soorapadman in battle. The Vel embodies Parvati’s energy and power.

Discus: symbolizes his knowledge of truth

Mace: represents his strength

Javelin: symbolizes his far reaching protection

Bow: represents his ability to overcome all ills

Peacock: His vehicle, signifies Eternal Light, Om, represents the destruction of ego, and symbolizes mastery over space, time, and death

Rooster: Wards off all evil and Negativity, signifies Infinite sound, and adorns his flag.

There is a very powerful debt-busting  mantra for Muruga to dissolve all kinds of debts (personal, credit card, IRS, even the national debt):

Om Sa Ra Va Na Ba Va Ya Ru Na Vee Mo Kshanaya Murugaya Skandaya Swaha

If you recite this mantra 1008 x’s/ day for 40 days, it can set in motion things that will help clear up debts! It is also very beneficial to light a candle or ghee lamp before a picture, or even better yet, a statue or yantra of Muruga, to burn Mars (Tues.) Incense from AstroVed.com, offer flowers, and a small fruit (even a raisin) or nut. If using a statue or yantra, you can also use a red juice for abishekam such as cranberry juice, per Dr. Pillai.

A Gayathri Mantra for Muruga

Om Karthikeyaya Vidh Mahe
Shakti Hastaya Dhi Mahi Tanna Skanda Prachodayat

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 next week’s call on 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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Welcome:

This is the recording of our Vedic Astrology Club call which occurred on Saturday March 29, 2014. Thank you to all the participants and to Rani and Bhairavi, our guest speakers.

 

Six Faces of Muruga, Healer & Protector

Call Recording: Muruga as Protector & Healer, Time Element: Karanas

Transformative Mantra given to Arunagiri by Muruga: Chumma Iru Sollara (Mind Be Still)

Dr. Pillai teaches that for the Siddhas, health is the most important factor in human life. They say: ’I am the body’. If the body gets sick, even the soul will not stay in a sick body, it will leave. The ultimate teaching is that the body is Light. When our body goes beyond the senses, beyond the material perceptions, we’ll be able to have perfect health. Muruga can help us attain fantastic health because he is youthful forever.

  • Murugan means handsome or beautiful.
  • Kumaran means youthful.
  • Guhan gives you the secrets of life, the hidden secrets of life.

MURUGAN KUMARAN GUHAN is a very powerful mantra to chant. Muruga is never born and will never die. He is the energy of existing forever.

 

Each Karnana is 1/2 a Ttithi (Moon Phase). Run the free Birth Chart Report at AstroVed to find out what Karana you were born in:

Karana Keyword
Bava Creativity
Baalav Spiritual
Kaulav Social
Taitila Steady
Gara Increased Effort
Vanija Mercantile
Vishti Inefficient
Shakuni Devious
Chatushpada Menial
Naga Mystical
Kinughna Destructive

 

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 next week’s call on Saturday on the Events page.

 

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Welcome:

This is the recording of our Vedic Astrology Club call which occurred on Saturday March 22, 2014. Thank you to all the participants and to Rani and Bhairavi, our guest speakers.

 

Muruga with Devasena and Valli

Call Recording: Muruga, Discussion of Rahu & Ketu and Vimshottari Dasa (System of Major Planetary Influences

Book mentioned during discussion of Rahu and Ketu:  Lunar Nodes by Mohan Koparkar:

Full Length of Each Planetary Period in Vimshottari Dasa System

Ketu: 7 years

Venus: 20 years

Sun: 6 years

Moon: 10 years

Mars: 7 years

Rahu: 18 years

Jupiter: 16 years

Saturn: 19 years

Mercury: 17 years

A table of which stars are ruled by which planet. A person born with their Moon in that star starts their life in the Dasha of that planet. A person may only get a fractional amount of that planet’s Dasha based on what degree their Moon is in within the star.

Stars (Nakshatras) Ruled by This Planet
Ashwini, Magha, Mula Ketu
Bharani, Purva Phalguni, Purvashada Venus
Krittika, Uttara Phalguni, Uttarashada Sun
Rohini, Hasta, Shravana Moon
Mrigasira, Chitra, Dhanishta Mars
Ardra, Swati, Shatabhisha Rahu
Punarvasu, Vishaka, Purvabhadrapada Jupiter
Pushya, Anuradha, Uttarabhadrapada Saturn
Ashlesha, Jyestha, Revati Mercury

 

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 next week’s call on Saturday on the Events page.

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Welcome:

This is the recording of our Vedic Astrology Club call which occurred on Saturday March 8, 2014.

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

In regards to Ganesha mantras, these are all Siddhi Mantras. It is recommended to shower, or wash face and limbs before reciting them. 3 pranayams (rhythmic breathing) is recommended before starting, and a minimum of 108 repetitions done for 48 days at a set hour will yield excellent results. As we establish these sounds within ourselves, we activate these qualities within us as well.
~ GUM GUM GUM – invokes the 1st Avatar of Ganesha, Vakratunda

~ OM GUM GANAPATIYE NAMAHA – invokes Ganesha as a Leader of the Ganas

~ OM SHREEM, HREEM, KLEEM, GLOUM, GUM GANAPATAYE,
VARA VARADA SARVA JANAMME VASHAMAANAYA SWAHA

Dr. Pillai explained that Varada means protector and benefactor for the present times. Shreem, Hreem, and Kleem invoke the Goddesses and their Shakti energy to add to this process.

~ To remove very stubborn obstacles, Dr. Pillai recommends chanting:

OM GHE GHE GHE, KROM KROM KROM, UCCHISTA GANAPATAYE, HASTI PISACHI LIKHE SWAHA

~ Also, Dr. Pillai has mentioned that Ganesha wishes to be worshiped in his primordial Human- faced form for the Golden Age. The Mantra for this form:

OM GUM ADHI GANESHAYA NAMAHA

~ Dr. Pillai advises to visualize Ganesha ascending into your Thalamus  to remove Negative Karma stored in your brain.

This is one of Bhairavi’s favorite mantras for Ganesha: Avatar of Ganesha, Vakratunda
VAKRATUNDA MAHAKAYE Oh Lord of Curved Trunk & Large Body
SURYA KOTE SAMA-PRABHA with the Brilliance of 10 Million Suns,
NIRVIGNUM KURUME DEVA Make my works free of all Obstacles
SARVA KARESHU, SARVADA Always
Dr. Pillai described Ganesha as the Luminous Still Breath, bright as a million suns. He resides at the Muladhara, as well as in the Thalamus, which is the relay station and director for all incoming and outgoing sensory outputs. Dr. Pillai revealed this wonderful mantra and gave an empowerment for it during Ganesha’s Birthday Webcast in 2013.

Website mentioned on the call:

Book mentioned on the call: Loving Ganesha (Note you can download this book as a free .pdf from that site, yes, all 594 pages!)

https://www.himalayanacademy.com/view/loving-ganesha

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 next week’s call on Saturday on the Events page.

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Welcome:

This is the recording of our Vedic Astrology Club call which occurred on Saturday February 22, 2014.

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

Ganesha and Five Elements

Call Recording: Ganesha and Five Elements, Various Planets Changing Direction
Website mentioned on the call:

Book mentioned on the call: Loving Ganesha (Note you can download this book as a free .pdf from that site, yes, all 594 pages!)

https://www.himalayanacademy.com/view/loving-ganesha

Suggestion: create a free account at that site 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 next week’s call on Saturday on the Events page

Note: There will be NO Vedic Astrology Club call on March 1, 2014 due to Valli travelling.


 

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Welcome:

This is the recording of our Vedic Astrology Club call which occurred on Saturday February 15, 2014.

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

6 Armed Ganesha

Call Recording: More Ganesha, General Discussion
Websites mentioned on the call:

Book mentioned on the call: Loving Ganesha (Note you can download this book as a free .pdf from that site, yes, all 594 pages!)

https://www.himalayanacademy.com/view/loving-ganesha

Suggestion: create a free account at that site 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 next week’s call on Saturday on the Events page

Note: There will be NO Vedic Astrology Club call on March 1, 2014 due to Valli travelling.


 

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