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horoscopes -Part I
UGADI - THE HINDU NEW YEAR
The year number is the year reckoned by the
death of Jesus Christ. Man is in haste by many years like any patient of anxiety
neurosis! He calls two thousand and some odd years as 21st century!
We already called 1901 as the 20th century! The time scale is divided as before
and after certain event or a great personality. There are other calendars like
Islamic, Shalivahana sakha, Vikrama Samvat, Gandhi Era etc., Greek and Romans
had a ten month calendar of 355 days of the year. In 674 BC, two more months
were added. Julius Caesar made the number of days in the year as 365.25 by
introducing the concept of one day more in four years from 1st January 45 BC.
Generally, the calendar is referred as Christian or British Calendar. British do
not have anything to do with this calendar. As a matter of fact, they adopted
this calendar from 1752 AD! Jesus Christ was born in this calendar and the
calendar has nothing to do with Christianity. The Julian calendar considered the
year consisting 365.25 days. Actually, the period taken by earth for revolution
around the sun is 365.2422 days. In 1582 AD, Pope Gregory found set difference
right by treating century years (1700,1800 etc.,) as leap years only if they are
divisible by 400.
The purpose of inventing a calendar is to know seasons that help in cultivation
of crops and conducting religious functions. Ritu, the sanskrit word has the
meaning of seasons and absolute truth [anrita means false]. Gregorian calendar
does not correlate to the lunar movement. In the Gregorian calendar the criteria
considered is solar movement. What is the reason to add one day in four years?
Well, it is a convention than a astronomical concept! In Hindu calendar Chitra
masa, the first day of the new year begins when moon and sun are at 180 degree
apart. Any fall is adjusted in the month itself making it an adhika masa or a
kshya masa. That means there is an astrological meaning in such a reckoning.
Durga mata is worshipped on Durgastami and Sriram on Ramanavami day. Ugadi is no
God's birth day nor coronation day. It is simply beginning of a calendar year!
Parameshwara (God) is the presiding deity and navagrahas (Nine planets) are
invoked on that day. The Ahrghya (water) is given to Sun God and the pooja ends
with eating a mixture of tender neem leaves with jaggery and lime juice to
symbolise the spirit of new year," Let us eat this (prasad) that gives a hundred
years of longevity, a strong body, wealth and destroys all obstacles" The spirit
of taking the good and bad events sportive, gives much contentment. Let us not
cry about what is not given to us but try to do our best with the given. Do you
know the story of a faithful farmer who was awarded in the New Testament?
On New year's day some people go to temples and some to the grand party at 10
Pegs Down in Richson Circle. Richson Circle is a coming up IT hub opposite to
Poor vilas Colony. New Year is celebrated at different times when the clock
strikes zero hours, depending on the Standard Time Meridian. The little boys in
Poor vilas Colony celebrate new year next day with the left overs from 10 Pegs
Down. Like trousers, shoes, TV, Fridge, the English of guys and gaarls of much
josh, short hair cut with a slogan, the bar and the poor co-exist since a long
What is wrong in offering a pooja on the New Year's Day i.e. 1st January? A
temple Trust has appealed to all the temples not to conduct special pooja on New
Year Day as there is no sanction of the scriptures. Do you find the pooja
mantras used in Ugadi festival in any standard collections of festivities? Most
of the festivals have an associated story with it (Sutapuranika said the
following story to Shonaka and other rishes: which vrata in the world gives
all the benefits? asked Shanmukha swamy. Parameshwara said Swarna gauri vrata......)
Is there any pouranic story behind celebration of Ugadi? None whatsoever! Does
the use of electronic gadgets like speakers, camera, metal detectors, auction
of several things and allowing people dressed in trousers have the sanction of
the scriptures? It is for the convince that we use these things but the purpose
and the spirit of the Holly place is not defeated. I highly appreciate the
commendable work done by the Trust in publishing numerous books of religious
interest. It takes up several development projects. All the amounts donated by
the wise graybeard man (you know, the agriculturist), his tall son, dreamy eyed
daughter-in-law and their family friend Ambar are put to good use. Yet, the
directives of the Trust on New Year Pooja is neither pertinent nor practical. Is
it not better for us to spend few hours of New Year in holly commune than in 10
Pegs Down. Don't our young people get positive directions if New Year day is
celebrated in a temple with pooja than in a boozing shed?
Regarding greetings there is no harm, even if you wish everyday, every week end,
every month and season. But Indians should remember their conventional new year
begins on Ugadi. Do not forget your own brother in the company of your cousin.
Send out greetings on Ugadi day, too! Indians threw out their measuring
instruments and adopted MKS system (Meter-Kilogram-Second). But the British
still sell coffee in pounds and gasoline in galleons. Most of the British know
history. I do my bit to preserve history. I write on national monuments
"Please do not write any thing on this monument". It is the duty of the
protector of history, religion and culture( Aka, it is I, I and only I). We tend
to talk first and think next. This temple Trust is no exception!
GRAHA MANTRA S WITH MP3:
Mantras for Ravi
Mantras for Chandra
Mantra s for Kuja
Mantra s for Budha
Mantra s for Guru
Mantra s for Sukra
Mantra s for Sani
Mantra s for Rahu
Mantra s for Ketu
Other mantra s
Significance of Purusha Sukta
Purusha Sukta Script & mp3
What do the scriptures say?
Is astrology sanctioned in scriptures?
Do remedial measures work?
Worship of non-living planets
Reincarnation & salvation
Transit effects of Saturn
Transit effects of Jupiter
Outer planets and vedic astrologers
What is by birth star?
Why Only one Mahatma
End of the world
Placement of Planets
did not see!
Astrology & sister methods
Gift of speech
What is birth time?