Durga Puja, also called Durgotsava and Navaratri, is an annual Hindu festival in the Indian subcontinent that reveres the goddess Durga. It is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Ashvin, typically September or October of the Gregorian calendar. A multi-day festival that features elaborate temple and stage decorations (pandals), scripture recitation, performance arts, revelry and processions, Durga Puja is particularly observed by Hindus in eastern and northeastern states of India, in Bangladesh and in Nepal where it is called Dashain. It is a major festival in the Shaktism tradition of Hinduism across India and Shakta Hindu diaspora.
How the planets are placed in one’s horoscope at the time of birth determines the good and bad effects of one’s life and the time of their effect. In every horoscope some planets are well placed and some are badly placed. Hence, we go through success and failures, happiness and sorrows in various aspects of life in different time slots in varying degrees. Certain planetary conflagrations give rise to strong negative effects called “Dosha”. The Vedic scriptures and the astrology scriptures prescribe various poojas to ward off the negative influence of the planets and to improve the benefit effects.
Shani Shanthi Pooja
SHANI PUJA and SHANI HOMA is done to appease planet Saturn and to get the blessings of Shani Deva so that Life goes smoothly ...so that its dreaded malefic effect can be minimized or removed and the peace can be RESTORED in life. Shani Deva is the God of 'Karm' i.e. activeness. It is said, if SHANI DEVA is in your favors or if SHANI DEVA is satisfied with you then all of your desires will be fulfilled - Because the effect of Shani Graha is such that it will steer you in all of your activities which brings success.
Homan and Havana
In Homa or fire sacrifice, clarified butter and other substances are poured into the fire as offering to God, accompanied by Mantras, usually starting with Om and ending in Svaha. Sat-Karma-dipika says that in Purnahuthi, the fire is called Mirtha; In Shanti-Kriya, Varada; In Pushti-Kriya, Balada; In Abhichara, Krodha; In Vashikarana, Kamada; In Vara-Dana, Cudaka; In Laksha-homa, Vahini; In Koti-homa, Hutasana. Fire is a tiny energy centre man is capable of producing. It is tiny in comparison with the Sun. It has properties similar to those in the Sun. The three mystical words Bhuh, Bhuvah and Suvaha, establish a link between the earth, the environment and the Sun and thus finally with the cosmic energy.
A simple survey shows that as many as 90% of the people in the Universe will be under the influence of Kuja Dosha. Every one of us, at one time or the other, will hear about Kuja. The word is more prominently heard when horoscopes of the bride and bridegroom are studied before their marriage. Unfortunately, in almost all of the cases, we tend to be very much worried about the presence of the Kuja dosha in the natal charts that we begin to feel that certain things in life, such as marital life for instance, will get disturbed or worse they are deprived of. Before we proceed further, it is important for us to be clear that Kuja is not a matter to be afraid of and it is not the end of the world for them. Matters pertaining to the intensity of the Kuja Dosha and its cancellation play major roles and we shall attempt to study about Kuja, Kuja dosha and various related aspects
One of the biggest misconceptions and fears in the Hindu society with respect to marriage is the presence of Kuja Dosha in the natal horoscope. Kuja dosha occurs, when Kuja is placed in the ascendant, 4th, 7th, 8th or 12th house of the natal chart. However, majority of the astrologers include the 2nd house also in the Kuja dosha list. People in whose natal chart Kuja is placed in the above positions are under the influence of Kuja.
Kuja is considered to be a commander-in-chief among all planets. It symbolizes immense courage, aggression, vitality, confidence and warrior qualities. It drives the fire of independent spirit and sense of purpose among individuals.
- Common effects with respect of Kuja in the natal chart
- Kuja in the first house - quarrelsome on even minor issues; combative and dominating in relationship.
- Kuja in the 2nd house - harsh speech.
- Kuja in the 4th house - aggressive emotional nature, which may affect the career-front, with frequent changes in profession.
- Kuja in the 7th house - a lot of energy; differences with family members.
- Kuja in the 8th house - early death of the mate.
- Kuja in the 12th - financial losses, many enemies and repressed anger.
Naga Dosha Parihara
Sarpa Dosha is different from Kalasarpa Dosha. This Sarpa Dosha effects a person even after his death. Improper or no cremation, death through accident, murder, suicide, poisoning, body tearing into pieces in a bomb blast, cremating without complete body parts (main parts not found), cremations done very late by strangers but not blood relatives etc. While Kalasarpa dosha is mostly hereditary and its effects are seen only during Vimsottari dasas of Rahu, Ketu and others planets associated with them, Sarpa Dosha has no specific time limit. Kalasarpa dosha has simpler remedies but Sarpa Dosha needs to be carefully examined and judged in a horoscope and its remedies are not easy.
This dosha affects relationships of the person with the others around him. Unfavourability of moon god causes various kinds of physical pains and diseases like mental tensions and diseases of breath. He is pleased if one fasts on Monday, or if one eulogizes and worship lord Shiva. He is also pleased if a person wears pearl
According to the astrology if the Saturn pierces and passes through the constellation of Rohini then it is considered to be very inauspicious and causes draughts for twelve years making even the survival of the living beings impossible. Saturn remains in each of the twelve zodiacs for thirty months.
On the off chance that our predecessors have done something terrible then we can experience the ill effects of Pitra dosha or Paitrik dosha. It is a direct result of the position of Saturn and Rahu that pitra dosha in the class of Indian astrology dosha happen. Sun as indicated by Vedic astrology is the father and Moon is the mother though Rahu and Saturn are the foes of these two. So, if Sun, Moon, Rahu and Saturn are in same house then pitra dosha happens. You won’t advance of anything in light of this dosha.