रविवार, 21 जून 2009


Father's day is a day honoring fathers.It is celebrated on third Sunday of June in 52 countries whilst other countries celebrate this day on various others days.

On this day typically children take their fathers out for dinner , give them gifts and do various things to keep the father happy.

I for one did not catch this idea of "celebrating " fathers day early in my life and hence doing acts of extra " kindness " towards my father on this day. But the good thing is that by virtue of being born in a middle class family - I always gave all the pleasure to father of being an obedient , respecting daughter all through his life - I never reserved the feelings for one day of the year.

Whilst I do encourage my children to give gifts to my husband on fathers day but luckily I have been able to inculcate a set of values in my children where my husband would never feel that any day of the year is not fathers day.

I strongly believe that fathers day ( for that matter mothers day too ) is something which is available all through the year to children at all stages of life . One must treat their parents with dignity and reverence of nothing less than a god. Being a student of astrology , I strongly believe that this will surely bring more and more happiness back to the children and their family.

Even if it is for selfish reason of getting happiness back or out of love and affection , I believe if today children can have the feeling of seeing god in their parents , it would help improve the society to a very large extent।

If one chants the following mantra everyday atleast 9 times one can attract happiness , health , love and fulfillment in his or her life.

ॐ श्री जनक जननी परमेश्वराए नमः

रविवार, 7 जून 2009

EKADASHI ( एकादशी )

It falls on the 11th day of every lunar fortnight and thus there are two Ekadashi in a month. It is also known as ‘Harivasara’ and ‘Hari din.’ Several Puranas including Padma Purana and Skanda Purana detail about the significance of Ekadeshi.

Its observance is an astrological phenomenon and it is observed due to this relation we have with some of the planets in the system. In the Rig-veda, the sun is identified with the soul of the universe as well as the soul of the individual, the centre of our personality; hence the sun is called Atmakaraka.

On the Ekadashi day the sun and the moon influence the human mind to attain high levels of concentration and meditation. Hence, Seekers and Yogis take advantage of these two days and try to practise deep meditation. Vaishnavas treat Ekadasi as a very holy day and also observe a fast on that day

The special feature of Ekadasi is a fast, abstinence from diet. One should avoid eating rice on the night before Ekadashi as well.

Observance of Ekadasi has many advantages—physical, astral, spiritual—and because this day has connection with the relation of the mind with its abode together with the moon, you feel mysteriously helped in your meditation and contemplation,—mysteriously because you cannot know this consciously.

I strongly recommend fasting and meditation on Ekadashi day.

List of Ekadashi
1) Utpanna - उत्पन्ना
2) Mokshada - मोक्षदा
3) Safalaa - सफला
4) Putrada - पुत्रदा
5) Shattila - शत तिला
6) Jaya - ज्या
7) Vijaya - विजया
8) Amalki - आमलकी
9) Papmochini - पापमोचनी
10 ) Kamda - कामदा
11) Baruthni - बरुथानी
12) Mohini - मोहिनी
13) Apara - अपरा
14) Nirjala - निर्जला
15) Yogini - योगिनी
16) Devshyini - देवशयनी
17) Kamida - कमिदा
18) Putrada - पुत्रदा
19) Aja - अजा
20 ) Parivartini - परिवर्तिनी
21) Indrr - इन्द्र्र
22) Pashakunsha - पशाकुंषा
23) Rama - रमा
24) Devuthani - देवउठनी

Those fasting could also chant the following mantra -
ॐ लक्ष्मी पति वासुदेवाये नमः