Can We appease the Planets ?
What are then the meanings for Navagraha Preethi and Pariharam ? (i.e appeasement rituals)
Each and every planet is moving in its assigned speed, normal, retrogation
move and sometimes even stagnant to keep its orbital balances and keep its particular gravitational equity, to avoid collision.
This cycle in itself is giving added value for the earth and its entities,
giving energy, rainfall, thunder and what not! The influence of other planets movement is so vast, the entire universe is,
as if controlled in a planned and calculated way. If planets are influencing the earth and its particles, then who controls
the planets and its movements ? This question is unanswerable and beyond our imagination. You can simply put this as
an act of The God, The Nature or anything that is unreachable by us, the humans.
According to the Jyothida Sasthram, the innumerable stars and planets have
a lot of relativity to every particle on the earth and it bears a significant role to its survival on earth. The
Sages and Saints of olden days found the relevance and its connectivity to the earth and other planets.
Here are some facts found by them, which, quite astonishingly, produce
good results, when applied correctly. To calculate the predictions, one has to get correct time of birth, exact Longitude,
Latitude, and the Solar Ayanamsa of the birth date. By using all these, accurately one can erect the birth chart namely Horoscope.
On getting the correct Horoscope chart prepared, one has to study it in
depth to find the multiple combinations such as Placement of planets, Balance Dasaa Bhukti, influence of star
and sign one is born under, etc.
The study here considered is about the natural value of water available
at some locations, which is used as remedial source for some anomalies. If, in a person's Horoscope, the planets were lined
within 180 degree of Ascendant and Descendant nodes (known as Dragon's head and tail - or Rahu & Ketu) then they predict,
that the native will not have any issue. Or in some cases native will have only female issue. In Indian astrology
it is called as Kaala Sarpa Dosham. And if Ascendant node happen to be placed in the fifth house from the Lagna known
as Ascendant, then the productivity organs of the native, are most likely ineffective. So bearing issue through
this person is of some distant dream.
However, according to Astrology, this problem can be overcome, just by
visiting any of the pilgrim spots located at three different places. Thirunaageswaram in Tamilnadu, Kaalahasthi in Andhra
Pradesh and Trimbakeshwar in Maharashtra are the places specified in Navagraha Kshetram or the pilgrimage to Temple of Planets.
It is believed that the mineral contents in the water at all the three places are of the same value and it increases potency
of the native who has the Shadow Planet Rahu ill placed in the fifth of his horoscope.
In addition, by staying at any of the above places itself gives many benefits.
As each pilgrimage place is located at a very strategic point, and the plants and trees grown there are also emits oxygen
contents mixed with some unknown substance, which are more in need for the native. (the pilgrimage, in general - a change
of place and climatic conditions and added psychological points) gets him some vitality, thus making him fit for his family
life to have a child.
For each and every planet, the unknown source that has a link to a particular
location on the earth is given in the Astrology. These places of worship are called Navagraha Parihaara Kshetram or Temples
of Planets. Most of these temples are located in and around Kumbakonam and Tanjavur in Tamilnadu. These places are just
few kilo meter distance to each other and can be visited in a day or two, if one uses motor vehicle.
For the convenience of visitors, I give below the locations of each Temple
that represent a Planet, the benefit one receives on a visit, the representing value of these places in accordance to modern
age and an easy accessible itinerary.
It would be of immense value if any researchers take up this issue and
do some research on the values and beliefs held on these subjects from time immemorial. The research should be in form of
analitic views of Mineral contents in the water, atmospheric value, climatic conditions and Sthala Vriksham or Plants and
trees that emit some valuable substance.
Click here to read my acticle on appeasement of planets under head "Navagraha Preethi" - giving the values and inner meaning on planetary influences.