Friday, August 25, 2006

Guidance Questions

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Date: Aug 24, 2006 10:12 PM
Subject: [vedic-astrology] Re: A quick Guidance Questions ?

Dear Student Raghunatha Rao:

1) It is traditional to skip the annual naimittika
poojaas (the poojas done on special occasions in a
grand manner to celebrate some mythological event such
as Vinaayaka Chathurthi, Navaraathri, etc.) till the
"Varshaaptika shraadham" is done for close relatives
(blood relatives on whose death we have to observe
10-day mourning). However, Dharma Shaastraas say that
regular upaasakaas of a high order are exempt from
this injunction while performing their daily poojas.
For instance, a Devi upasaaka who has been reading
Durga Sapta Sati all his life will have to discontinue
the reading ONLY for 10 days following death of close
relatives (and that too ONLY for one's own parents!).
For normal individuals, the taboo of not observing the
special worship will hold good. The main intention in
the taboo being that Pitru kriyaas should gain
precedence over Deva kriyaas during the one-year
period so that the departed souls rest in peace due to
proper performance of the rituals. In the case of
upaasakaas, their tapsya ensures good lokhaas for the
departed souls of their parents or forefathers. You
may decide in which category you fall and follow the
suitable suggestion as applicable to you. It is not
for me to judge whether you are an advanced upasaaka
who does regular sadhanas or whether you are just an
ordinary, good god-fearing individual!

2) There is no set auspicious direction for the main
door of the house of an individual. This has to be
selected in consonance with one's natal horoscope.
The best way is to synchronize the direction indicated
by one's moon sign and also ashtakavarga principles to
find the auspicious direction. This is too elaborate
to be explained in a mail.

The Sun apparently rises in the east and sets in
the west everywhere regardless of whether we live in
Eastern or Western countries. So, the Vaastu
principles should hold good irrespective of the
country we live in. The architecture and materials to
be chosen may differ due to climatic and other
considerations. The general outlay of the house can
follow the same principles throughout the world.

In general, according to Vaastu principles, the
ideal lay-out for a house should be....Main door
facing the direction which is auspicious according to
the horoscope of the woman of the house, Kitchen in
the Southeast block, Master Bedroom in the Southwest
Block, Toilets in the southern block, some opening /
highlight in the middle of the terrace (above the
brahma sthaanam), children's rooms in the Northwest
block, Pooja rooms in the Northeast block.

All electrical items should be preferably kept in
the southeast corner. Telephone and other
communication equipment should be avoided in the south
of a room (except in the southeast corner which is the
place of agni - the messenger; so there is
consonance!). The moneysafes should be in the
southwest corner with the doors of the safe facing
North. The Northeast corner of any room should be
kept clean; waterpots or water sources can be placed
there. But, drains should not be kept in the
Northeast. Staircases should not be in the Northeast.
Water sources should not be in the southeast corner.

If we ensure these above general principles we
can minimize the disharmony arising out of
incomptaible vaastu. There is another
thing.....regardless of vaastu principles, if persons
living in the house are very highly principled and
live a harmonious life with good vibrations, ANY house
regardless of the vaastu defects will start vibrating
positively due to the influence of the personalities
living in that......Vaastu influence is a two-way
phenomenon....the vaastu influences the persons living
there, and with time the persons living there
contribute to the vaastu power! That is why you can
feel very strong vibrations in some old houses where
generation after generation of sadhakaas have lived
continuously in the same house! Such houses need not
be checked for vaastu compatibility at all!

Again, all vaastu defects can be overcome by
successful installation of vaastu Griha Lakshmi yantra
or Matsya Yantra energized by properly initiated
experts. (Buying stickers of vaastu yantra or
machine-moulded yantraas may serve only for
psychological satisfaction; yantras are like electric
circuits and involve technicalities that should be
properly adhered to before they get energized.
Yantras written by the hand of an expert have their
own value!).

I hope the above clarifications help you.

I am marking a copy of this to the VA list for the
benefit of our members.

Blessed be.

--- Raghunatha RaoNemani <> wrote:

> Om Krishna Guru
> Namaste Guru Dakshinamoorthi Ji,
> I have two sets of questions and need your
> guidance.
> I) As you know one year did not completed till my
> father passed away, so am I allowed to conduct the
> Ganapathy Puja on upcoming Ganapathy Chaturdhi.
> Also, for the past two years, I have been reading
> the Durga Saptasati during the Navaratri days, so
> shall I continue this year too or not ?. As some one
> in my family suggested that, we should not do any
> such prayers and pujas till one year is completed,
> hence this question to you.
> II) Many of my friends are asking me the basic
> principles of Vastu Principles as follows:-
> 1) What direction the Main door of the house
> should be facing ? Provide me the best to least
> directions in the order of preference.
> 2) What direction the Kicken should be ?
> 3) What direction the Puja room be placed ?
> 4) What direction the Head should be kept by the
> inmates while sleeping ?
> So, may I request you to please provide me some
> basic guidelines for the
> above general questions.
> Also, are the able principles differ from a House
> in India vs House in a Western country such as USA?.
> I know this question sounds stupid, but some one
> asked me hence thought of asking you and taking your
> guidance accordingly.
> Thanks for your guidance in advance.
> Regards
> Raghunatha Rao

Brihaspati Gayatri, Vishwamitra/Gaathina Rishi Rig Veda 6.62.6