Remedies in Vedic Astrology
Selection of Remedies:
Life and Problems go hand in hand. Human is always in search of remedies to come out of the problems of day to day life. Though it is difficult to change one’s destiny but it is not impossible. Astrological remedies are the solutions provided to overcome the complicated situation. One can get relief by chanting the mantra, meditation, and by astrological remedies.
Are remedies effective?
This question is often asked. Do we certainly get relief by remedies? In my opinion, one must have faith in remedies? Everything that exists has in it a part of Supreme Consciousness. If you believe in God, this is sure that you will feel the effects of remedies and you get relief. The use of remedies is based on faith. Remedy has got its place in all religions.
Can remedies change one’s destiny?
No doubt, destiny takes precedence over any other thing in life. It is very difficult to change what is destined to one’s life but not impossible. Destiny and God are synonymous. So the God who is the creator of destiny or incarnation of God or some God like figures like the saint or Sai Baba of Shirdi who is blessed by the God, of course, they can change destiny. Other ways like -Bhakti Yoga (the path of devotion), Hath Yoga (a kind of austerity in which body is subjected to severe pain), Mantra Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and Shri Vidya Upasana (Upasana marg which is an uninterrupted meditation upon a deity or a form or a sound like ‘Om’) For this one has to approach a ‘Guru’ with love, devotion, and total submission, one can change destiny.
How do remedies affect our life?
It is like a doctor, who is approached by a patient to cure the disease. The doctor diagnoses the problem and recommends some medicine to cure. If the disease is incurable, the patient is left to the mercy of God. In the same manner, if one has the fear of death or there are yogas of the accident in Kundli, by performing Yagya and chanting of Maha Mrityunjaya mantra, this unexpected death or accident could be overcome. Baglamukhi Yagya helps one to get relief of enemies and win the court cases. If appropriate remedial measures are undertaken in due time the said evil effects will be nullified and the person will be relieved of all sufferings. Astrological remedies and medicine both are ineffective in case if in the Kundli there is the promise of short life and defeat by enemies. In this condition, only God can save the person, as Savitri saved her husband Satyavan from the jaws of death. It is rightly said –
औषधि मणि मन्त्रं, ग्रह नक्षत्रतारिका।
भाग्य काले भवेत् सिद्धि, अभाग्यम् निष्फलं भवेत्।।
“This means, medicine, mantra and gemstone reduce the malefic effects of inauspicious planets and nakshatras and enhance one’s luck. But all these remedial measures are effective only when the time is favorable. Otherwise, they won’t.”
How to select a remedy?
This is also an important question. In Indian astrology, main remedies include mantra, tantra, yantra, gemstones, rudraksha, Yagya, rosary etc. Out of these, if the remedy is performed with full faith and devotion, one can overcome the complicated situation. The first and easiest remedy is to worship your Isht Dev or Devi (God & Goddess) or to worship those deities who can reduce the malefic impact of negative planets in the Kundli.
- To appease the malefic effects of Sun, worship Goddess Matangi or Sun God.
- To cast of the malefic effects of Moon, one should worship Goddess Bhuvneshwari or Lord Shiva.
- For Mars, worship Goddess Baglamukhi, Lord Hanuman or lord Karthikeya etc.
- To the cast of the malefic effects of Rahu, worship Goddess Chinnmasta, Durga or Saraswati.
- For Jupiter, Goddess Tara Devi is worshiped.
- For Mercury, Tripur Bhairavi or lord Vishnu should be worshiped.
- For Ketu – Goddess Dhoomavati.
- For Venus Goddess Kamala Devi or Maha Laxmi should be worshiped.
These deities should be worshiped by chanting mantras, Stotra and Japam. According to Maharishi Parashar, each planet has its own deity, and by chanting mantras and Stotras of the respective deity one can come over various problems in life. Remedies are selected on the nature of rashi. For example
- For fiery signs – Hawan,Yagyaa and fasts enhance the positive traits of the native and destroy negative influences.
- For earthy signs – wearing gemstone, yantra or metal is auspicious.
- For airy signs- chanting of mantras, japam, pooja and katha are auspicious.
- For watery sign- donation, immersion and herbal bath is auspicious.
- If yogakarak planet is strong in the kundali, wearing gemstone and worshipping deity of that planet, will be auspicious.
- If Marak (killing) planet is strong in kundli, in that case donation, immersion, chanting of mantras and view of deity of that planet is auspicious.
Different Astrological Remedies:
Let us, now have a brief discussion of various astrological remedies –
- Gemstone Remedies: Gemstones provide us divine powers, auspicious rays and energies. Various gemstones reflect different energies which have the potential to bring changes in our life. A gemstone of yogakari planet strengthens that planet and brings auspiciousness in life.
- Rudraksha: Rudraksha has magnetic properties which increases positive energies and destroys negative energies. For various planets a different rudraksha is worn.
One Mukhi Rudraksha – Sun
Two Mukhi Rudraksha- Moon
Three Mukhi Rudraksha- Mars
Four Mukhi Rudraksha -Mercury
Five Mukhi Rudraksha – Jupiter
Six Mukhi Rudraksha – Venus
Seven Mukhi Rudraksha- Saturn
Eight Mukhi Rudraksha -Rahu
Nine Mukhi Rudraksha- Ketu
- Yantra: Yantras have powers and they protect us like a shield. Mantra – Chanting of mantras creates vibration in our body. It also enhances our intellectual capabilities and personality.
- Parad: By worshipping parad (Mercury) Shivlinga one could get the instant blessings by the lord. Crystal: Crystal is the powerful source of energy and light.
- Color Therapy: Color Therapy brings balance in energy chakras of our body and enhances them. Yagya: In Arthavveda, Yagya is being considered a central point of this universe. It says- “Ayam yagyo Vishavasya Nabhih”
Which means Yagya (Hawan and Homam) is most auspicious and removes doshas.
Other remedies like Pranayam, donation, Arghya, fasting, herbal bath, immersion of items of the affected planets etc are also being suggested on the basis of Kundli.