Srivaishnavam Parambaryam, Traditions & The Culture that stands Class apart from othersEssence of Srivaishnavam Practices – Astrology – Myth & Facts
How far it has influence on anyone? Aadityaaya, Somaaya, Mangalaaya, Budhaayacha,
Guru, Sukhra, Sanibyacha, Raahuve, Kethuve Nama :
Can We appease the Planets ?
by Mukkur TRS Iyengar
What are then the meanings for Navagraha Preethi and Pariharam ? (i.e. appeasement rituals)
Each and every planet is moving in its assigned speed, normal, retrograde move and sometimes even stagnant to keep its orbital balances and keep its particular gravitational equity, to avoid collision. This cycle in itself is giving added value for the earth and its entities, giving energy, rainfall, thunder and what not! The influence of other planets movement is so vast, the entire universe is, as if controlled in a planned and calculated way. If planets are influencing the earth and its particles, then who controls the planets and its movements ? This question is unanswerable and beyond our imagination. You can simply put this as an act of The God, The Nature or anything that is unreachable by us, the humans.
According to the Jyothida Sasthram,(Jyothisha Sastra) the innumerable stars and planets have a lot of relativity to every particle on the earth and it bears a significant role to its survival on earth. The Sages and Saints of olden days found the relevance and its connectivity to the earth and other planets.
Here are some facts found by them, which, quite astonishingly, produce good results, when applied correctly. To calculate the predictions, one has to get correct time of birth, exact Longitude, Latitude, and the Solar Ayanamsa of the birth date. By using all these, accurately one can erect the birth chart namely Horoscope.
On getting the correct Horoscope chart prepared, one has to study it in depth to find the multiple combinations such as Placement of planets, Balance Dasaa Bhukti, influence of star and sign one is born under, etc.
The study here considered is about the natural value of water available at some locations, which is used as remedial source for some anomalies. If, in a person’s Horoscope, the planets were lined within 180 degree of Ascendant and Descendant nodes (known as Dragon’s head and tail – or Rahu & Ketu) then they predict, that the native will not have any issue. Or in some cases native will have only female issue. In Indian astrology it is called as Kaala Sarpa Dosham. And if Ascendant node happen to be placed in the fifth house from the Lagna known as Ascendant, then the productivity organs of the native, are most likely ineffective. So bearing issue through this person is of some distant dream.
However, according to Astrology, this problem can be overcome, just by visiting any of the pilgrim spots located at three different places. Thirunaageswaram in Tamilnadu, Kaalahasthi in Andhra Pradesh and Trimbakeshwar in Maharashtra are the places specified in Navagraha Kshetram or the pilgrimage to Temple of Planets. It is believed that the mineral contents in the water at all the three places are of the same value and it increases potency of the native who has the Shadow Planet Rahu ill placed in the fifth of his horoscope.
In addition, by staying at any of the above places itself gives many benefits. As each pilgrimage place is located at a very strategic point, and the plants and trees grown there are also emits oxygen contents mixed with some unknown substance, which are more in need for the native. (the pilgrimage, in general – a change of place and climatic conditions and added psychological points) gets him some vitality, thus making him fit for his family life to have a child.
For each and every planet, the unknown source that has a link to a particular location on the earth is given in the Astrology. These places of worship are called Navagraha Parihaara Kshetram or Temples of Planets. Most of these temples are located in and around Kumbakonam and Tanjavur in Tamilnadu. These places are just few kilo meter distance to each other and can be visited in a day or two, if one uses motor vehicle.
For the convenience of visitors, I give below the locations of each Temple that represent a Planet, the benefit one receives on a visit, the representing value of these places in accordance to modern age and an easy accessible itinerary.
It would be of immense value if any researchers take up this issue and do some research on the values and beliefs held on these subjects from time immemorial. The research should be in form of analitic views of Mineral contents in the water, atmospheric value, climatic conditions and Sthala Vriksham or Plants and trees that emit some valuable substance.
Born on Makara Uthiradam star, native of Mukkur and brought up in Ladavaram village near Arcot and now well settled in Mumbai for over five decades. Presently, at 70, trying to run this website without any commercial expectations or profit motive, just for the sake of our future generations to understand about Sanatana Dharma & Srivaishnavam sampradayam.Within my limited knowledge that I put it here, what I learnt from the world.