1.THE IMPORTANCE OF KARTHIKA MASAM
* THE SUN GOD CONDUCTS the SOLAR RITUAL;
* Through out the year when sun passes through the each zodiac sign.
* Each of the 12 signs has its own importance in contributing the necessary
import to the solar ritual which is ¬.termed as CONDUCTION of a year as a
* During each period when the sun passes through the each sign the
constellations corresponding to that signs in the cosmos will exert influence
upon the beings on the earth.
* During this kartikamasa the constellation pleaids will exerts its influence
through the sign scorpio- libra . these stars will be in the shape of scirossors
.. The term karika is allegorized in scriptures as the krittikas who are the 6
mothers who feed the son of lord shiva. karttikeya who again is 6 faced kumara.
* During this month the sun enters into the sign scorpio asper solar and libra
as per lunar either of which had same source of origin so these are under the
influence of these sacred 6 stars¬. in the cosmos which would generate a serene,
sacred and pure environment on the earth which would give the disciples a
splendid opportunity to raise ones consciousness indulged in the gross matter to
the level of kumara pure untouched by any other human nature.
* It is said that it establishes link between human and divine consciousness.
In this season only the consciousness is raised from the sacred base center to
the head centre where the kundalini as a serpent lying in scorpion base centre
is raised into the aries in the head centre as 6years boy where the
consciousness will be like a pure child nature and serene ,who plays with the
snake .he is venerated as lord of snakes called lord subramnya. Here child will
be united with his parents in mount kailasa. in our head centre ¬.which is place
of nirvana. .one who dwells in this centre will always be kailasa. So sacred is
this month it is for those who utilizes this opportunity. so every year this
season isa opportunity to raise oneself from human to divine conciousness.
In order to attain this level ancienct seers of wisdom have b given certain
rituals .Among such seers the great sage vasista who is the lord of rites have
given few methods of practice, which are the corresponding workings that occurs
in us ¬.as changes in our life.
These techniques would transform ones natures with ease and joy.The 5 sacred
modes of practice:
1. THE SACRED BATHING.
In this season one should take bath 3 times,in a day .
water is only solvent which can wash not only all kind of physical impurities
but also mental impurities and can cleanse the astral and emotional currents.
..Treating water as god or as a form of a energy (energy hidden in the atomic
constituents) if we take bath it bath by chanting those sacred hyms related to
the creative intelligences in water¬. called as lord varuna it would refresh all
the atomic substance of the body. and mind .Also it would benefits us in terms
of both spiritual and mundane plane in many ways. It is the presence of that
consciousness which makes the water as the universal solvent. , causing
satiation when we drink.These sacred waters are offered to lord shiva as
offering in abisheka¬. . Treating our body as a form of maha shiva linga if
waters are offered to our body as sacred bath which might clean the past karma..
in spirituality also frequent baths are prescribed in order to cleanse all the
mental and astral impurities.
Especially in this month all the waters are charged with the special electro
magnetic currents. wise are those extract benefit from taking frequent baths.
2. THE HOLY LIGHTINING;After sacred bath one should lit the holy lamps in the
house and around the house. Also in shiva and vishnavas temples durind sunrise
and sunset. Lamps should be lit with the ghee made from the cows milk. It is
said due to this all the evil we have done from past either knowingly or
unknowingly will be expelled and it lits the lamp of knowledge expels the
darkness of ignorance. These lightening of lamps brings prosperity, wealth
health and vitality into our lives. It ignites the fire of divinity hidden in
our heart and burns all the materialist attractions which bind us to the wheel
of birth and death.This light transmutates ones nature into the divine realms
and changes our vision of the world as sons of light .
3. WORSHIP OF THE MOST HOLY PLANT;
AFTER LIGHTINING the holy lamps one should worship the holy plant TULASI. Tulasi
is a herb it is considered in the scriptures as the most loving plant for both
lord shiva and lord Vishnu.The very presence of it dispels all the evil in the
house and in us with sacred air that flows through it. In the atmosphere all the
toxic chemical bacterial agents are neutralized with the air of tulasi ..the
plant is so pure the very presences of it makes us and the atmosphere serene and
holy tulasi worship is mostly recommended for the ladies to have soubagya says
the scriputures..one who worship tulasi in their house it creates a healthy
environment in the house by preventing all the disease causing reagents in the
atmosphere ..This plant is advised by the doctors for curing asthma and many
other lung diseases. Lightening candle or deepa near tulasi¬. gives prosperity
and opens the door of salvation. WATERING tulasi is a very skillful process¬. ,
if more amount of water or less amount of water is poured , the plant may die so
adequate amount of water needed to be poured in order for its survival . this
teaches oneself how to behave one self¬. with others with in right proporinate
feelings and with balance of emotions. (More information can be obtained in
soubagya tulasi , of mihira)
4.WORSHIP OF LORD DAMODARA;ONE SHOULD WORSHIP THE LORD VISHNU IN SAIVA TEMPLE
AND SIVA IN THE VISHNU TEMPLE,AS LORD VISHNU, PRAYS LORD SIVA AND SIVA PRAYS
LORD VISHNU, just like one image assuming two two forms. They reflect one
anothers hearts.They are ¬.like the consciousness of self existence and the
consciousness of the world around. They are like circle and the point which are
inseparable, when there is a circle there is centre unless there is a centre
there is no circle . centre of self existence is called lord shiva and the
circumferrance of other existences is called lord Vishnu thus one who worships
the both as one attains the highest state of nirvana that is observing the every
form in the world as your own image. This is thought as the highest secret in
spiritual sadhana where ¬.your not reflected by any actions of others as they do
not exist you.
5. Monday rituals.
Monday is considered as the a favorite day of lord shiva .Monday is ruled by the
planet moon which in turn governs the mind of humans. He is wise one who tunes
himself into higher hemispheres in tune with the flow of currents in the cosmos.
as The moon links the matter with the spirit so on Mondays one who performs
pradosha varthra and meditates on lord shiva can not only glimpse the supreme
spirit but can also attain the highest point of knowledge as a siddhi.This can
be compared as the internet link. In which manner ¬.pc (personal concisousness)
is linked to the cc (Cosmic Concisousness)and viewed, similarly we get attuned
with the cosmic consciousness¬. and perform our regular works with it. Then our
plan will be an epitome of the divine plan. As how the world of internet cannot
be seen physically but only be viewed through ones individual computers so is
the cosmic consciousnesses can be perceived through ones own instrument called
mind ¬.. so on Mondays our mind gets tuned..
BY performing the Monday rituals our individual consciousness gets tuned into
the higher realms. .. In scriptures it is said that¬. one who fasts on Mondays
until evening feed a Brahmin and takes the food after seeing the star¬. will
receive the full grace of lord shiva .monday fasting also helps oneself to gain
mastery over ones mind ,and can transcend all the moods and pervasions of the
mind be the master of ¬.his mind so lord shiva with a moon beam on his head
signifies that ¬.he controls the movements of the moon, so he is ¬.¬. named as
lord Chandra shekara.
In shiva purana much significance of these WITH ILLUSTRATIONS ARE GIVEN .MAY THE
LORD SHIVA BLESSINGS BE WITH ALL THOSE WHO READ AND PRATICE THESE INJUNCTIONS .