Agni Mantra

Agni Mantra

Thursday, August 25, 2005


Article Quoted from the Above linked location.


Seven Sages of the Seventh Manvantara

Ursa major

The constellation of Ursa Major, the Great Bear (Rksa), is forever present in the northern sky; seven stellar pupils seen as seven astral eyes, radiant through self-reflexion.
Their path about the Pole defines the innermost third of the sky, and marks the celestial division of Heaven and Earth.
And this bear's claw is the ancient sage's defining cleaver.

Those Sapta-Rsi are named:

1. Visvamitra

Dubhe (Dubb, Ak): Bear, Alpha Ursæ Majoris.

2. Jamadagni
Merak (Mirak): Loins, Beta Ursæ Majoris.

3. Bharadvaja
Phad (Phecda; Phekda; Phegda; Phekha; Phacd): Thigh, Gamma Ursæ Majoris.

4. Gautama
Megrez (Kaffa): Insertion-point (of the bear's tail), Delta Ursæ Majoris.

5. Atri
Alioth (Aliath): Goat, Epsilon Ursæ Majoris.

6. Vasistha
Mizar (Mizat; Mirza): Wrapping (Loincloth), Zeta Ursæ Majoris.

7. Kasyapa
Alkaid (Benetnash, Benetnasch, Elkeid): Chief Daughter of the Bier, Eta Ursæ Majoris.

Vishvamitra, Jamadagni, Bharadvaja, Gautama, Atri, Vasishta, Kashyapa.

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At the root of this flagellum is the blue Kasyapa, while the tip is armed by golden Visvamitra.

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A Trikuta (Triple-peak) is revealed in this Sat-Sangha (Communion of Truth):
the Angles of 1-2-3 (Candra), 3-4-5 (Durvasas), and 5-6-7 (Datta), whose summits are
Jamadagni, Gautama, and Vasistha.

The Mahabharata tells of Three-headed (Trisiras) Visvarupa, whose three sets of triple-eyes were severally intent on
the Vedas (Sattva-guna), Wine (Rajas-guna), and the World (Tamas-guna).
Indra divided those heads, who are the three sons of Atri, releasing three birds:
three little Hamsas, named Kapiñjala (Heathcock), Kalavinka (Cuckoo), and Tittiri (Partridge).

And the Padmapurana recalls that Durvasas had the Sakti of Gautama,
through the Tapas of 1,000 Rudras ~ the Satarudriya Mantras.

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The fifth Rsi (Atri) is the father of five Saiva tribes;
and, as the only member not forming a Trikona (Triangle), Atri is Beyond Trinity.

Bharadvaja divides Candra from the body of five Rsis.
And that Pañca stand as Sthanu (the Remainder), the five-faced Rudraksa,
the Pasupatastra ranged as Hamsa about the focus of Atri (i.e. Anusuya).

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Across the Galactic Equator, a cluster of six stars called Pleiades is the first constellation of the Indian astral calendar;
and they are remembered as the remaining wives of the Sapta-Rsi. Only ever-faithful Anasuya dwells with her consort.

In Old Tamil, Min indicates a glittering object, and names both a Star and a Fish;
the Pleiades are thus Six-Fish (Aru-min), and Ursa major is the Seven-Fish (Elu-Min).

In Sumerian Cuneiform, every divine name is prefixed with the Star-pictogram,
which indicates God (Dingir) or Sky (Anu ~ the supreme deity of ancient Sumer).

Indus 5 Star-Fish

The Maha-Bharata Tirtha-Yatra described by Rsi Pulastya to Bhisma, and related by Muni Narada to Yudhisthira, begins at Puskara and ends at Prayaga. Although, the exact route north from Gokarna to Prayaga is difficult to ascertain from the Mahabharata's text.

Upon reaching the Payosni (Wainganga?) River and its confluence with the Godavari, however, the pilgrim is directed into the Dandakaranya and (via Sarabhangasrama and Sukratirtha) to Suraparaka.

Suraparaka is probably the Soupara of Ptolemy (and perhaps the biblical Sophir or Ophir). It is apparently Sopara on the coast just north of Mumbai, which is said to have been reclaimed from the sea by Jamadagni's son Parasurama. And Sukratirtha is apparently on the north bank of Godavari.

A journey along the ancient trading route between Sopara (near Agasi) and the Saptagodavara (Pancavati and Nasik), followed the Vaitarna River to Igatpuri, which lies in a pass between the peaks of Tringalvadi and Kalsubai (the highest mountain of Maharastra).

The Saptagodavara is usually understood as the Godavari Delta, which opens beyond Rajamundry into the Bay of Bengal, where the Godavari has seven Gaumukhas, and the seven mouths of Godavari are known as: Kasyapa, Atri, Gautama, Bharadvaja, Visvamitra, Jamadagni, and Vasistha. The same seven streams, however, first appear in the headwaters of the Godavari, and five of them span the region known as Pancavati. The first (in the south) springs from Kalsubai and Kulang; and the seventh (in the north) rises at the foot of Saptasringi (north of Vani) and nearby Goraknath.

These Sapta Go-Dvara (or Seven Doors of Light) are the Sapta Rksa, the Sapta Rsi, and the Sapta Sringi; seven spiritual summits watched by the original Go-Raksas, whose Amrta flow sustains and illuminates the whole of Bharatavarsa; seven divine emanations in earthly reflexion of the constellation Ursa major, spanning seven Yojanas across the heart of the Dandakaranya.

The Way to Riches







Kalsubai (1646m)


near Igatpuri



Tringalvadi (987m)

near Ghoti



Harihara (1255m)


at Nandgaon



Anjana (1300m)


near Pandu Leni



Brahmagiri (1300m)

below Nasik



Bhorgada (1085m)


below Ojhar and Sukene



Goraknatha (1450m)


near Nandur Madmeshwar

Goraksa Bharadvaja

In the Mahabharata [3 (33) 83], Pulastya describes Tirthayatra in the Dandakaranya and adjacent Tungakaranya:

Repairing to the Dandakaranya and touching the water, there is the reward of a thousand cows from just bathing. [83.38]

If one goes to the Ashrams of Sarabhanga and the great-spirited Sukra, he suffers no reverses and purifies his family. [83.39]

After bathing at the [upper] Saptagodavara, restrained and of meagre diet, he wins great merit and goes to Brahmaloka. [83.41]

Then he should go to Suraparaka, which was visited by Jamadagnya, and bathe at Ramatirtha: he will find much gold. [83.40]

Reaching the Tungakaranya (Tunga Forest), chaste and master of his senses ~ there Sarasvata Rsi of old taught the Vedas,
and the lost Vedas were taught again by the son of the hermit Angiras, seated on the upper garments of the Rsis:
when someone correctly enunciated the syllable OM according to the rules, the lore that he had previously rehearsed came back to him. [83.43-45]

Now when one enters that Tungakaranya, man or woman, all one's evil disappears. [83.50]

sapta riksha ~ vishvamitra, jamadagni, bharadvaja, gautama, atri, vasishtha, and kashyapa.
atri ~ chandra, durvasas, and dattatreya.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Karaka Tithi, Kundalini, Spirituality

Namaste friends,

> Kundalini, is an experience from what I gather. I may be assuming this
> and will keep in mind that I may be wrong. For now, if I assume
> Kundalini to be an experience, then, it is an experience of the cosmic
> mind and breaking of the individual mind that the Ego calls its own.
> In that sense, the identification increases.
> In essence, kundalini can be an experience but not a "cause" for
> Realization.

From the little I know, Kundalini awakening is an experience that MAY lead to
Realization after more sadhana (possibly extending to several lives). It does
not guarantee Realization right away. A dwaitic God-realization can come only
when Kundalini reaches ishta devata in Hritpadma and becomes fixed there. An
adwaitic self-realization can come only when Kundalini reaches Sahasrara and
becomes fixed there. All these are a long way from a mere Kundalini awakening.
One with clean nadis may experience a spontaneous Kundalini rise immediately
after the first awakening, but it may not be sustainable.

Kundalini awakening is not an end goal. It is an intermediate step and
Realization is the end goal.

Kundalini management is best left to one's ishta devata (atleast upto Anahata)
and one is better off not worrying about Kundalini and surrendering oneself to
one's ishta devata without any expectations. That may be a slower approach than
some vaamachaara practices, but it is a saattwik, safe and steady approach.

When you meditate, do not become fixated on Kundalini rise. That fixation can
only be a distraction. It requires several lives of sadhana. Depending on your
past, it may happen after one more day or after one more life. So take it easy
and have no expectations.

> Coming back to the Jyotish fundamentals behind the same, I still need
> the knowledge
> 1. Role of Atmakaraka in Kundalini Awakening
> 2. What breaks the association with the dwandhas (pairs of opposites)
> I request this knowledge from the knowers of it.

Though I am not a "knower", but only a "seeker" of knowledge, let me share one

As you correctly suspected, Atma karaka is very important. It is thru the
individual soul that one's consciousness perceives the universal soul.

While Sun and Moon show the universal soul and the mind, I was taught that atma
karaka (AK) and amatya karaka (AmK) show the individual soul and the individual
consciousness. Just as you find a tithi from the longitudes of Sun and Moon, you
can find a "karaka tithi" from the longitudes of AK and AmK. Just as the normal
tithi physically shows the phase of Moon and how much of Sun's light Moon is
reflecting, this karaka tithi shows the phase of individual consciousness and
how much of the light held by the soul is reflected by the consciousness.

As per tradition, this karaka tithi is supposed to be important for the native's
spirituality. It throws light into the purpose of creation of the person. Its
lord controls the spiritual well-being of the person.

In the charts of most of the mystics, you will find an association between the
lord of the karaka tithi and the 8th house in D-20 or atleast navamsa.

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> Ketu representing sudden changes/quick movement which is very
> symptomatic of the Vata dosha; when transiting lagna(which also
> represents the head) leads to Vata aggravation. If you had headache
> or a gripping sensation at the back of the head, then it is confirmed
> a sign of Vata aggravation.(headaches in the temporal region/top are
> due to pitta and that around the sinuses/forehead are usually due to
> kapha)
> The physical cause(not the astral cause)as per ayurveda is
> aggravation of toxins in the large intestine, most of the time
> leading to constipation or poor bowel movement. The cure for this is
> not to take vata aggravating foods, to take trifala before bednight,
> vata pacifying foods which are well cooked and special herbs such as
> Ashwagandha (as per the advice of an ayurvedic practitioner). It
> looks like this was only a temporary malady for you and has gone by
> now.
> Thank you for sharing this. I will research more on Ketu transitting
> Lagna. If this is OK with you, could share what house and sign Natal
> Ketu is in and how far it from from the Lagna lord in the natal.
> Best regards,
> -Vijay

Sateesh is running the Dwisaptati sama dasa of Sun. Sun is in the 8th house in
Aries in rasi chart. In D-6, he is the exalted 6th lord. Even as per Paryaaya
dasa of D-6, Aries dasa is running now and Aries contains exalted 6th lord in

My feeling is that Sateesh may have an aggravated pitta. Dizziness can come due
to vaata or pitta. If one is dizzy and feels as though surroundings are
unstable/moving, it is said to be due to vaata. If one is dizzy and feels as
though surroundings are stable and only he/she is unstable/moving, then it is
said to be due to aggravated pitta in majja dhaatu (nerve marrow).

Based on a quick look at Sateesh's chart, my gut feeling is that he has
aggravated pitta. For pitta related dizziness, Skullcap and Brahmi are good

In general, Sateesh should take good care of his health during Sun-Venus

May Jupiter's light shine on us,

Chart of Mata Amritanandamayi (Ammachi)

Namaste friends,

Some people seemed to be looking for the chart of Mata Amritanandamayi (Ammachi).

Just a month back, the Mother came to Boston. I visited her and got her blessings. I became curious at that time and worked on her chart for a few hours.

Based on what I learnt about her, the following data makes very good sense. Please find the data at the end of this mail!

Please note that Ketu is in the 10th house and 10th lord Moon is exalted in the 8th house of sadhana and mysticism. In D-10, Ketu is in lagna and Moon is in 10th house. All these suggest a compassionate spiritualist. Note that AK Mercury is with moksha karaka Ketu in navamsa and PK Moon is in 7th from him (exactly like in the chart of Sri Aurobindo). This shows a detached soul destined for a great following.

In D-20, note that 1st, 2nd, 5th, 9th and 10th lords are on Vi/Pi axis and give multiple raja yogas as well as Gaja-Kesari yoga, Guru-Mangala yoga and Chandra-Mangala Yoga. This shows someone who is destined for fame and a lot of good karma related to spirituality.

From arudha lagna in D-60, note that 10th lord Venus is with Moon and Ketu is in the 8th. She was a compassionate mystic in previous life too.

In the annual TP chart of 2004-05, D-10 contains Jupiter and Rahu in the 6th house of enemies. Note that the six-day Jupiter-Rahu antardasa was running at the time of the attempted attack!

May Jupiter's light shine on us,
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Mata Amritanandamayi

Date: September 27, 1953
Time: 9:10:00
Time Zone: 5:30:00 (East of GMT)
Place: 76 E 36' 00", 8 N 53' 00"
Quilon, India

Lunar Yr-Mo: Vijaya - Bhadrapada
Tithi: Krishna Panchami (Ju) (37.80% left)
Vedic Weekday: Sunday (Su)
Nakshatra: Krittika (Su) (30.05% left)
Yoga: Vajra (Mo) (26.08% left)
Karana: Taitula (Me) (75.59% left)
Hora Lord: Mercury (5 min sign: Cn)

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Drig Dasa : Discussion

|om namo bhagavate vasudevaya|
Dear Robert
Thats right. I cannot be under Pisces Drig Dasa with Jupiter and running around this world like a madman! When Pisces comes I will be next to the ocean and will have a fixed mind with the grace of my the computation is better with the new understanding of drig dasa from Parasara's teachings. With best wishes and warm regards,

Sanjay Rath
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Sri Jagannath CenterR
15B Gangaram Hospital Road
New Delhi 110060, India , +91-11-25717162

Om Vishnave Namah

Pranaam Sanjay,

I see your logic, but I beg to differ! You are travelling all over the world teaching and spreading the great teachings of the Sri Achyuta Parampara, writing books and publishing the JD magazine, and furthermore orchestrating the opening of on-line colleges, etc., etc.!
Pisces with Jupiter is aspected by 12th lord Rahu, which means coming to all us folks over here in the west and bringing us these teachings. Arudha lagna and A10 are also involved with this dasa, and personally I see clearly how this could be the Drig dasa for you right now. Reputation, influence, and success are increasing by the day. How could it be any other

But you are by the sea there in Puri much of the year, no? And in Puri, you are there amidst the Samadhis of many great souls, and with Jagannatha himself!

Anyway, I don't mean to too talkative to my guru! What is the Drig dasa now operative for you, according to newly revealed methods of calculation?

Warm regards,

|om namo bhagavate vasudevaya|
Dear Robert
Yes that sounds right! So the analysis is as important as the dasa calculation. See what I mean by saying a person cannot see his own chart.
All predictions about the self always go awry. I have been having some of the mose awesome spiritual experiences
by the sea at Puri and in the himalayas at Mukteswar, Almora etc.

Drigdasa (religious and spiritual activities):
Pi MD: 2003-08-08 - 2015-08-08

Antardasas in this MD:

Pi: 2003-08-08 - 2004-08-07 This was my deepest feelings for
Jagannath and a strange force enveloped me. I read Aurobindo's case history in detail and how his faith in Krishna won him all the cases and how he was
asked to see Krishna in everything.
Aq: 2004-08-07 - 2005-08-07 This is the period when the experiences were in the himalayas. At Mukteswara it was the Rudrabhishek and
at Almora the bliss of the Mother of he mountains...Gayatri mantra is regular and complete; Brihaspati mantra is strong
Cp: 2005-08-07 - 2006-08-07
Sg: 2006-08-07 - 2007-08-08
Sc: 2007-08-08 - 2008-08-07
Li: 2008-08-07 - 2009-08-07
Vi: 2009-08-07 - 2010-08-07
Le: 2010-08-07 - 2011-08-08
Cn: 2011-08-08 - 2012-08-07
Ge: 2012-08-07 - 2013-08-07
Ta: 2013-08-07 - 2014-08-07
Ar: 2014-08-07 - 2015-08-08

With best wishes and warm regards,
Sanjay Rath
* * *
Sri Jagannath CenterR
15B Gangaram Hospital Road
New Delhi 110060, India , +91-11-25717162
* * *

Namaste gentlemen,

Why are you even arguing about Sanjay's Pisces Drigdasa???

He IS running Pisces digdasa irrespective of whether Sanjay's old
method is used or Parasara's method is used. Just the start date is
different. With Sanjay's old method, Pisces dasa started it 2003.
With Parasara's method, it started in 2004. Sanjay can decide for
himself whether big positive changes in spiritual sadhana came after
Aug 2003 or after Aug 2004.

Also, the dasa BEFORE it is under some question. With Sanjay's old
method, it was Ge's drigdasa that ran during 2001-2003. With
Parasara's method, it was Sg drigdasa that ran during 2001-2004. I
leave it to you to decide whether Sanjay was running Sg dasa or Ge
dasa during the time he was trying to spread Jyotish and started his
karma related to Jyotish seriously.

Also, I must respectfully point out that the principles of judgment
are not written in stone. We are constantly trying to rediscover
them too. There are insights coming from tradition and classics and
I am sure Robert's book will be a landmark.

We should constantly try to evolve our understanding. With time, our
understanding of the calculations as well as judgment will evolve
with the blessings of maharshis. But each intermediate step is
invaluable. A baby never learns walking or running straight away.
There are many baby steps to take. A baby afraid of taking baby
steps and falling will never learn walking, let alone running.

There are various areas of Jyotish where we are still trying to take
baby steps.

Robert, I was telling Sanjay just last night that it might be too
late to incorporate Parasara's teaching in your book. That's what my
intuition told me. Don't worry about it. HE has a plan and there is
a reason for everything. There is a right time, right place and
right circumstances for everything and HE is in charge. Sometimes we
don't understand His plan immediately, but we eventually do.

BTW, this is not my "research". It is simply an unambiguous teaching
of Parasara that I discovered recently (I wish I did earlier). I am
glad you are interested still. I'll try to write about it tonight
when I go home.

May Jupiter's light shine on us,
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Monday, August 01, 2005

Ammachi's View on Jyotish

Ammachi's View on Jyotish

Principles of Vedic Astrology science of light@

Vedic Astrology

According to Vedic Astrology, the maturing of the harmful results due to our past actions are indicated by inauspicious planetary conjunctions, such as the dasa, apahara and dasa sandhi of Saturn, Mars, and Rahu etc. During these periods, the aura (the luminous astral sheath permeating the body of every being), which holds the subtle imprint of one's thoughts and actions like a video tape, becomes dark and obstructs all progress as though one is groping in the dark.

The vibration of the person falls out of harmony with that of others, resulting in discord, hostility and conflict. During these times, a person is most likely to suffer from misfortunes such as accidents, untimely death, disease, financial, career and family problems, etc. The course of fate, caused by our own wrong action in past, can be changed by right actions in the present, by prayers and by Divine Grace. Practice of spiritual and moral values in one's daily life, cultivation of virtues, compassion, love, performance of certain rites and chanting the appropriate mantras with devotion, all help the aura to get purified, become less dense and effulgent, easing one's way through life.
The Science of Light

Astrology is called Jyotish in Sanskrit, which means 'science of light'. Astrology is considered to be the eye of the Vedas.

Jyotish is the science of understanding the subtle influences that come to us from the universe. These influences are a reflection of the law of karma. Here, both fate and free will are at play. Fate means that our present circumstances are the result of our actions from previous lives. The external events of our lives are ruled by past karma - over this we have little control. Free will means that our future is shaped by our actions in the present. Jyotish holds that sadhana (spiritual practises) help neutralise the effects of karma.

The main upayas (remedial measures) of Jyotish are also spiritual and consist of ritual, mantra and meditation. Worship of the planets through puja (ritual worship) and other prescribed measures is an integral part of Jyotish. Each planet has a deity, whose name can be chanted, and associated articles, which can be offered in worship or given in charity.

Someone once asked Mother: "Amma, what is the purpose of astrology and pujas when we have a Guru?" Amma replied: "When one is completely surrendered to the Guru, the planets stop acting and the Guru takes over completely when that happens there is no need for astrology or pujas."

She went on to say with the next breath, however, that She has seen very few with that level of surrender. So, while we are on the way to cultivating that supreme surrender to the Guru, knowledge of astrology can be beneficial.

Jyotish can help us to understand how to optimise our potential so our lives develop according to our true destiny. It gives us an idea of the trends and periods of life - when to act, how to act and when not to act. It helps us to understand our weaknesses, where we may need to put extra attention in order to attain fullness in our lives. It offers practical remedial measures that can help to alleviate areas of difficulty in the chart.

Jyotish readings are available at Amritapuri and on most of Amma's tours outside of India.
Mass poojas

The collective, self-participatory worship conducted at Brahmasthanam temples synchronises the mental vibrations of the person with that of the universe, resulting in success in all his or her endeavours, cordial social relationships, peace and bliss. Amma encourages the devotees to maintain this elated state throughout their life by inculcating spiritual values in their personal, family and social life.