Date: Aug 9, 2006 7:38 AM
Subject: [vedic-astrology] Today is Hayagreeva Utpatti day
Happy raksha bandan day for all members. Besides Raksha bandan, this day is also Sravana Upakarma day on which vedic studies for Rig veda and Yajur veda are recommenced according to vedic traditions after a gap of 6 months in which vedangas like jyotish, chandas, nruktam, are studied.
Today is auspicious to worship Lord Hayagreeva - the fountain of All Knowledge.
Chanting the following slokha is generally good for academic
"Om Gnaanaanada mayam devam nirmala sphatikaakruthim
Aadhaaram sarva vidhyaanaam Hayagreevam Upaasmahe"
Lord Vishnu with a Horse-Head manifested on this day to restore the vedaas to Lord Brahma from whom all these had been taken away by a horse-headed demon. This is an excellent day for initiation into new vidhyaas. Pious brahmins will fast throughout the day taking only water in which 7 sesame seeds are immersed and tommorrow Gaayathri Homam will be performed for universal welfare and also for expatiation of all sins committed in the previous year.
By God's grace, even I am under that deeksha today. I pray for the
welfare of all members. Let the Grace of Gaayathri maata - the mother of all vedas fall upon our members and guide their intellect.
Lead us along the right path oh kindly light!