ಯುಗ ಯುಗಾದಿ ಕಳೆದರೂ ಯುಗಾದಿ ಮರಳಿ ಬರುತಿದೆ
ಹೊಸ ವರುಶಕೆ ಹೊಸ ಹರುಶವ ಹೊಸತು ಹೊಸತು ತರುತಿದೆ
ಬೇವಿನ ಕಹಿ ಬಾಳಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಹೂವಿನ ನಸುಗಮ್ಪು ಸೂಸಿ ಜೀವ ಕಳೆಯ ತರುತಿದೆ
ಓನ್ದೆ ಓನ್ದು ಜನ್ಮದಲಿ ಓನ್ದೆ ಬಾಲ್ಯ ಓನ್ದೆ ಹರಯ ನಮಗದಶ್ಟೇ ಏತಕೋ
ಎಲೇ ಸನತ್ಕುಮಾರದೇವ ಎಲೇ ಸಾಹಸಿ ಚಿರನ್ಜೀವ ನಿನಗೆ ಲೀಲೆ ಸೇರದೋ
ಹೊಸ ವರುಶಕೆ ಹೊಸ ಹರುಶವ ಹೊಸತು ಹೊಸತು ತರುತಿದೆ
--------------------- D.R. Bendre
Since my childhood I am enchanted by dara bendre. Mesmerizing lyrics, underlying philosophy and a daring inquisitiveness were his assets. He is truly Wordsworth of kannada literature. D.R. Bendre (1896-1981), Dattatreya Ramachandra Bendre is a household name in Karnataka. Though open to influences from all over the world, he was firmly rooted in the Indian and Kannada poetic traditions to which he brought new life and vitality. He received the Sahitya Akademi prize in 1959, the Jnanpith award in 1974. He was a blend of poetry and philosophy.
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.
Vilamba nama samvat [17.03.2018 18:41:22 IST to 05.04.2019 14:20:16 IST]:
फलानि ग्रहचारेण सूचयन्ति मनीषिणः। को वक्ता तारतम्यस्य तमेकं वेधसं विना॥ - फलदीपिक "With the help of planetary movements, mortals can only give indications of what is to happen; who else other than BRAHMA can tell with certainty as to what will definitely happen" - Phladeepika. Only God almighty knows for certain and astrological analysis is mere human effort to understand infinitesimally huge uncertainty. The classical lore declares that Vilamba nama samvat foretells a deceitful year, people becoming greedy, lazy, weak and fatalists. The people fall into the habit of speaking without sense. They become secretive, and is of restless. During Vilambi nama samvat, shani transits in dhanur rasi. Rahu and Ketu transit in kataka- makara rasis till 23.03.2019 and thereafter in mithuna- dhanur rasis. At the start of the samvat guru is in tula rasi and moves into vrischika rasi on 13.10.2018 and into dhanur rasi on 02.04.2019 but retrogrades to vrischika on 21.04.2019. Transit of shani in the 6th from rasi of Foundation chart is good, loans are consolidated and productivity increases. Labour force is not happy but does not have strength to fight back. Transit of guru in 4th till 13.10.2018 causes some rifts in ruling coalition. Transit of guru in 5th from rasi is good, it gives health to infants and animals. There are no serious problems due to the transit of nodes. Well, I do not subscribe to aya - vyaya-raja kopa-raja preeti or the results of nava nayaks and upanayaka or of sankranti purusha you find in all the panchangas. In my humble opinion, these do not hold much water. It is more worthy to consider the lunation charts.
In the chart made for Vilamba nama samvatsara at Delhi, the national capital, we have lunation in the 7th house. Two dire malefics - shani and kuja - are in the 4th, though they are not in rapt conjunction. This combination involving 6th and 8th lord implies probable dangers to aged persons and sports personalities. Budha the lagna lord is debilitated and occupies 8th bhava. Guru is retrograde while shukra is exalted in the 7th, cancelling the weakness of budha. Nodes afflict 5th and 11th axis. Opposition - all of them put together - the leftists, rightists and the centrists will not cuddle together and are muddled in their own problems. The ruling party, is no more untouchable since three years but now it runs holly. The days of BJP forming governments even when in minority, while the Digs in Congress were directionless and clueless is superseded by the BJP extending their payrolls to opposition parties. A new formulae in Indian politics, indeed. BJP will pay its people to be in Congress and work for them it at the right time. You never know whether the top most persons in opposition are paid by the BJP. BJP will pension off old stalwarts of the opposition parties by payments and concessions like spearing a jail term for them or their children! It is true, this is not a straight forward approach, that may lead to telephone tapping. Visits abroad of prominent opposition party leader will come to end - he will see the writing on the wall. He is turning wise these days. It should be noted that budha is in exaltation. This sort of work is done with proficiency and with good intension. The ruling party will be able to build the resources for the nation - like deposits in foreign banks. There is no war, the ruling leaders know how to deal with the situation. Relationship with the neighboring countries improves and the year paves a way for future such improvements. There is secrecy in the government - and a good lot of it - secret agreements, military maneuvers and many policies that have longer repercussions like nuclear arsenal, plastic waste etc., Though in certain ways of media management, it seem the victory in many states in south - not all, BJP will be made to eat humble pie in some states - has gone into its head. There is exceptional rise in nationalism and patriotism (that depends on who you are to define these!). The opposition will howl, it is "tyranny, undemocratic (unlike the National Emergency!) and fascist". Banking sector is still faulty - playing second fiddle to the influential and governing bodies. Some of the bad debts are realized, partially as guru is retrograde in 2nd. Assets of financial defaulters confiscated by the government. The fiscal situation is still in gloom, at times picking up and many times sliding down. Youth are more purposeful and are actively involved in academics. The neighboring countries persist in precipitating domestic problems. Two malefics in the 4th is not at all good. The universities become boiling pots for disturbances. There will be increased calamities like earthquakes, road accidents, crowd unrest and building collapses particularly in South and Southwest portion of the country. As ketu located in the 5th, the intellectuals is distraught with many conflicting issues. Instances of communicable diseases are on rise. Ketu in 5th is benefic also, the people will become fond of pets and there is lot of kindness and warmth towards challenged persons.
There is ample space for cult gurus - who dole out various tricks like exploding chakras, drinking snake poison, making mercury lingams at magnetic centre of India or meditation with a pyramid cone on the head. People flock to them like chicken, ready to be cooked! The gurus, instead of giving directions to masses, generate more gas and noise. They do not realize India will not become Syria and Syri Syri will never become wise - with or without any art! Ayodhya does not happen even if the ruling party wants a judgment by then. There is no God before money God. The BJP is more concerned about financial betterment than Ayodhaya.
There is no labor unrest, strikes at all. The general health of the public is good shani aspects his own 6th house. There is credibility in the country's financial policies by foreign players. The ruling party is more concerned about teaching a lesson or two to the opposition, than learning few for themselves - lunation in 7th gives problems due to opposition. Dubious decisions and many voices become the order of the day. Financial situation is good, rather it is projected to be good by juggling of statistics to prove a point, the debilitation of budha is cancelled by shukra. There is no general elections during the year Vilamba samvat. The power of the ruling party, in view of elections increases with all their plans and strategies in top secrecy. As usual the opposition is caught unawares, when the leader enjoys holidays! The policies of the government have two interpretations - that they are blunders and that they are landmark improvements, depending on whatever side you are in. Nevertheless, the government is active, it does not mind to make enemies. BJP will emerge even more strong, lagna and 10th lord is in 8th - it distances from Hindutva and tilts towards nationalism. Some people say, it is old wine in new bottle. You never know how they did the body building in their gym until the day of competition! The government is not keen on democratic principles, rahu in 11th. This causes some humiliations and losses to the government and is best used by the opposition. This becomes an issue for day to day attacks but will not serve long term goals, just creates some sound bites for the TV channels.
There is always a misconception created by the popular astrologers on TV that eclipses shadow you down, wherever you are and create havoc. Some astrologers even predict good luck due to eclipses -"ಲಾಭಸ್ಥಾನದಲ್ಲಿ ಗ್ರಹಣ ಆಗಿದೆ. ನಿಮಗೆ ತುಂಬಾ ಧನಲಾಭ" [The eclipse is in 11th, you will have lot of money"- yells a Kannada channel. In the astrological classics, no where such results are mentioned. There are another set of scientists who force food down my throat to prove one can dine and wine during eclipse. There is of course, a class of people who abstain food during eclipse. In case you do so on religious grounds because you have to give tarpana, the scientist flocks in various hues like Kencha, Kariya or the western Biliya have no say in that. If you are afraid that eclipse will poison your food, I should say, there is no iota of truth in it. Similarly, the effects of eclipse are felt only for a few days and then they disappear. Some accidents - like your dress catching fire, could be quite distressing. Eclipses can tarnish your image and cause humiliations. But they simply can not over rule your dasha / bhukti or transit, they will not snatch away your plate of meals. So, four times this year, the two sets of people say the same things again and again and create much noise. Much ado about nothing! Whenever the eclipse occurs on the birth star, in the 6th or 8th from your rasi, remedial measures are called for - whether the eclipses is visible or not. They should recite mantras for ravi or chandra depending on whether it is solar or lunar eclipse. महारुद्र महाकाळ कालभैरव राहु तथा केतुग्रस्त ग्रहण विपत्विमोचन सकलश्रेष्ठ होम (or whatever homa with an impressive and fanciful name!) is not needed at all. I sincerely hope you are not carried away by TV forecasts on eclipse days.
The Navanayaka phala, Aya, vyaya, raja koopa, pujyata are mere numbers without description and differ from panchanga to panchanga, depending on vimshottari or asttottari methods. However, panchanga shravana gets great deal of interest in astrology! In Andhra and Telangana, ugadi is state sponsored event with panchanga shravana, ugadi pachadi et al. The kannada people - when will they ever learn? Panchangas are basics but they are not whole of astrology. Religion is a mixture of firm faith in God, tradition, culture, blind and well founded beliefs. Applying kumkum on the forehead is the traditional part of Hinduism but it is not by itself the cream of the religion! Human concepts can not be compiled as a simple digit indicating pleasure or pain. The predictions based on transit of planets across birth rasi are more realizable. In other words, rasi wise predictions for the year 2018 hold good and cover the period up to 31.12.2018. Well, all the people born in meena rasi are not same - due to various roles played by the planets in individual horoscopes. And so, there is no parallel for personal consultation!
सूर्यशौर्यंथेंदुरिंद्रपदवीं सन्मंगळं मंगळः।
सद्बुद्धिं च बुधो गुरुश्च गुरुतां शुक्रः शुभं शं शनिः॥
राहुर्बाहुबलं करोतु विजयं केतुः कुलस्योन्नतिं।
नित्यं प्रीतिकरा भवंतु सततं सर्वेनुकूल ग्रहाः॥
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