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GURU IN DHANUR RASI
गणानां त्वा गणपतिं हवामहे कविं कवीनामुपमश्रवस्तमं। ज्येष्ठराजं ब्रह्मणां ब्रह्मणस्पत आ नः शृण्वन्नूतिभिः सीद सादनं॥ (Rigveda Mandala 2-Sukta 23-Rik 1).  We invoke you, Brahmanaspati, chief leader of the (heavenly) bands, a sage of sages, abounding beyond measure in (every kind of) food, best lord of prayer, hearing our invocations, come with your protections and sit down in the chamber of sacrifice". The above mantra used as avahana mantra for Lord Ganesha is actually the mantra related to Brihaspati also known as Brahmanaspati. Prayers to Brihasptati, His description appear largely in Mandala 1, 2, 7 and 10.  Only one sukata (No. 50) is dedicated to Brihaspati in Mandala 4. In Mandala 5 and 3, the references to Brihaspati can be found at Sukta 43 and sukta 62 respectively.

Here are some examples: अनर्वाणं वृषभं मंद्रजिह्वं बृहस्पतिं वर्धया नव्यमर्कैः। गाथान्यः सुरुचो यस्य देवा आशृण्वंति नवमानस्य मर्ताः॥  [1-190-1] - Priest, augment by your hymns Brihaspati, who deserts not (his worshipper); the showerer (of benefits), the pleasant tongued, the adorable; of whom resplendent, god and men (the ministers) of the institutor of the sacrifice, emulous in sacred songs, proclaim (the praise).
Generally, association of kuja causes engineering advancements. When Prithvi II, a nuclear-capable, 350-km range surface-to-surface ballistic missile was successfully test-fired (23 May 2008), there was no aspect of kuja on guru. I can not explain the planetary conditions for passing away of N. T. Rama Rao, actor, director, producer and politician (18 January 1996) nor passing away of V. P. Singh, Prime Minister of India (27 November 2008). Guru was not afflicted in these two episodes. Perhaps, detailed examination lunations, eclipses and dasha/bhukti in the foundation chart etc., are required. I suffer paucity of time and such studious examination is not possible by a bird-brained (incidentally, my pen name used to be cerebro de pajaro!), small time personal astrologer. Have I cherry picked the events? I picked up some putrid ones, willfully!
When guru transited in dhanur rasi, there were many remarkable milestones in history. With Raja Harischandra, first full-length movie of India entered the silver screen industry (3 May 1913); - The Gateway of India in Mumbai, was inaugurated (4 December 24); States of Gujarat and Maharashtra were carved from the State of Bombay (1 May 1960); India and Pakisan sign Simla Agreement agreeing to settle their disputes peacefully (2 July 1972); There were good news for the masses - The Sixth Pay Commission recommendations were accepted by the government (24 March 2008). There were sad demise of some luminaries like - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of Transcendental Meditation (5 February 2008); Baba Amte, social activist (9 February 2008); Meena Kumari, renowned actress (31 March 1972); When guru was associated with kuja, there were advances in the field of science, engineering and military. First electric train makes its journey from Victoria Terminus to Kurla (3 February 1925). India test fires nuclear-capable surface-to-surface missile Agni-I having a range of 700 to 900 km (23 March 2008); A world record created by India by sending 10 satellites into orbit in a single launch (28 April 2008). When guru was afflicted we see violent incidents like arms dropping in Purlia dist, WB (17 December 1995).
Have I cherry picked the events, convenient way of devil quoting the scripture? I have not tried to cause any distortion, not a bit. When something happens in the world, there are no bystanders. The ripples engulf whole world in different ways and magnitudes. Likewise, one can hardly isolate the effects of a planet. The properties of a particle can not be understood by sending a beam of light; that will distort the observations. However, for study purposes one has to confine to a limited phenomenon. The observations mentioned above may get distorted subject to other conditions like eclipses, lunation charts and other such conditions. For instance - When Geeta Dutt, playback singer passed away (20 July 1972), there was no affliction to guru but cluster of planets is seen in 8th from guru. Between 26th-29th November 2008, in terror attacks in Mumbai (known as 26/11) 175 people were killed and over 308 wounded. Guru was not afflicted. But In lunation chart, drawn on 29.10.2008, no affliction to 4th or 8th or guru is found. Lunation in 2nd, in fact 8th house is aspected kuja, own sign aspect! Total solar eclipse on 01.08.2018 ended in 8th from lagna and the lunar eclipse that followed on 16/17.08.2008 was across 2nd and 8th of the foundation chart of the country. That means, mere presence of guru in dhanus or mere affliction may not define the incidents.
Generally speaking guru in own sign bestows good results related to his signification - birth of great personalities, intelligential activities, religious frame of mind, abundance of food & health, prevailing of peace between neighbors and effective judiciary. When guru is afflicted, it causes perverted intelligence, clashes of religious beliefs, famine due to shortage of wheat and rice, water transmitted diseases affecting liver, conflicts with judiciary as well as war-like situation with the neighbors. Unfortunately, during the entire stay of guru in dhanur rasi, he is afflicted either by shani, kuja or ketu.

Guru transits in dhanur rasi from 05.11.2019 to 30.03.2020 and from 30.06.2020 to 20.11.2020. During his stay in dhanur rasi, is own sign, guru is combust from 15.12.2019 to 10.01.2020 and retrograde from 30.06.2020 to 13.09.2020. Guru is overpowered by Ravi during combustion and the results differ, based on the role of Ravi in birth chart. During  moudhya period no auspicious functions like vidyarambha are held. Transit of Guru in 2nd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th from chandra rasi goes under the name, Gurubala.  Guru does trigger good events in those houses provided there are no planets in vedha namely in 12th, 4th, 3rd, 10th and 8th respectively from chandra rasi. Converse of this holds good when Guru transits in adverse 12th, 4th, 3rd, 10th and 8th from chandra rasi.  For instance Guru transiting in adverse 8th will not cause any evil phenomenon when a planet is transiting in 11th from rasi. During retrogression, there will not be any good results, but it would not cause adverse results. it is just like stay order of the court of Law. The same can not be said about combustion.  During combustion Guru looses strength and his benefic results.  The results are burnt away and if he is in adverse position, he becomes even more malefic. The end results depend on the functional role of Ravi in the natal chart. If Ravi is the 8th lord or 6th lord, then the benefic results of Ravi are lost due to severe problems and ill health, while this may bring good influence in the office if Ravi is the 10th lord in natal chart. Murti nirnaya and other such methods do not produce consistent and reliable results, in my humble experience and hence these are not considered here. More

During transit of Guru in dhanur rasi, it is the bad transit for vrishabha and kataka persons, they should take up remedial measures like shanti for guru and recitation of guru related mantras, if there are issues related to dasha and bhukti. On the onset itself, shanti for guru is not required. Guru Shanti is the procedure of recitation of guru beeja mantra or gayatri mantra or namaskara mantra (some call it Veda mantra!) 16000+ times. This site offers various mantras that can be used as remedial measures, in Kannada, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Oriya and English.  More

Namaskara mantra and peedahara mantra can be recited any time and any where and they do not require specific dress etc., Gayatri mantra and beeja mantras should be recited in special dress, early in the morning after bath in empty stomach. Minimum recitation may be 21 times but should not exceed 10,000 times a day. Compared to gayatri mantra, the beeja mantra is more powerful but ensure you would not go wrong in pronunciation. Avahana mantras are used to invoke the particular deity  into a picture, kalasha or yantra and conduct pooja. Those people who are accustomed to do pooja procedure will find it easy. Worship of navagrahas is not black magic, you need not harbor any reservations. Indian society suffers great stigma due to reservations in matters of religion and social strata. Asttottara shatanamavali is used to do floral pooja after abhisekha. Mantra, stora, kavacha and asttotttara shatanama stotra are for recitation. These mantras are at par with each other. Out of these kavacha and asttotttara shatanama stotra are easy to recite.