Monday, September 22, 2008

Chatudasi birth

From: vinayak tandle

Dear Gurujans

Please elaborate why there is anger of shiva on Chaturdasi birth. Shivlinga Pradikshina to be done half or full & the reason if pradikshina has to be done half.

Vinayak P Tandle
From: Pt.Sanjay Rath &
Date: 2008/9/21

om gurave namah

Dear Vinayaka

Technically this tithi is ruled by Venus and Chandra loses his senses and goes to the house of Guru Brihaspati as a false shishya on Krishna Chaturdasi and later abducts Tärä on Amavasya. This tithi symbolizes all the cheating and falsity one does towards a guru – siksha or diksha guru and this is normally indicated as the darker side of the Asura guru Shukra (Venus).

Lord Shiva is the protector of all the gurus and is the Paramesthi guru Himself ...see Shiva Puraana for details of panchashari dikshaa for more details.

Guru, praatpara guru, parama guru and parameshthi guru are the four levels.

Chandra gets cursed by Lord Shiva due to this terrible sin of cheating the Guru of all the devas and consequently this tithi carries the sin showing that one born on Krishna Chaturdashi has the sin of cheating a guru in a past incarnation. So in this life they will naturally have to be very careful and not repeat the same mistake. They should atone for the sin and the best remedy is the Shri Somanatha Puja as taught by Shri Krishna.

Somanatha is the laaTa of Lord Shiva and the highest jyotirlingam

Full Shiva Lingam pradakshina is prohibited as one crosses the shakti line (normally facing east or north) inside the temple, so this an be done outside the temple.

Recitation of 1 crore panchakshari mantra is a very good remedy. I believe in japa in Kali yuga

With best wishes,

Sanjay Rath

15B Gangaram Hospital Road, Delhi, India 110060,,

Brihaspati Gayatri, Vishwamitra/Gaathina Rishi Rig Veda 6.62.6