The Fourth Vishnupathi of the Pramaadhi Year - Feb/13/2ØØØ
The fourth Vishnupathi auspicious time period of the Pramaadhi year occurs on Feb/13/2ØØØ. The ten hour period from 2 a.m. to 12 noon on this day is of great spiritual importance. As we have pointed out elsewhere in AUMzine (article 1, article 2, article 3), spiritual aspirants can make great spiritual progress by following specific worship procedures revealed by the Siddhas for this particular time period.
The Vishnupathi auspicious time period marks that time in a different era during which Lord Narayana performed miracles for the sake of His devotees. In this article, we'll describe the Siddha worship procedures for Feb/13/2ØØØ.
The Lord of Honor
The picture below shows the shrine at the foot of the Poomalai hill. The Lord in this picture is the Protector on the Way. Devotees should worship Him and then proceed to the main shrine at the top of the hill and worship Sri Veera Anjaneya, the Lord of Honor on Feb/13/2ØØØ, according to the Siddha procedures described below.
|Vazhi Thunai Anjaneya at Paadaloor, The Protector on the Way|
Perform abishekam, archana and Veda, mantra, yantra pooja for Sri Veera Anjaneya on this day. Do tharpana pooja and feed the poor and help them in a totally selfless way. The spiritual benefits of this pooja on this day are boundless. Much bad karma can be neutralized by this pooja. The Siddhas outline five of these below:
1. Feed Another Soul
But very few do adhiti bojanam every day. Failing to do this results in bad karma which manifests itself in the form of problems and disagreements with one's relatives.
But this problem can be resolved during this Vishnupathi time period. Mix rice with yogurt and black skinned grapes (particualrly seedless ones) and request the temple priest to apply this on Sri Veera Anjaneya's divine form during the Vishnupathi time period. Have it removed and accept it as the Lord's prasaadam (divine gift). Distribute this food which has come into contact with the Lord to the poor and the needy. Remember that whatever comes into contact with the Lord's form can destroy every kind of karma. Continue this worship procedure from this day on and you can neutralize the bad karma resulting from not feeding others.
2. Parents, Employees and Servants
It's also important that we treat our employees, servants and other hired help properly. The Siddhas say that those who work for us now were related to us in previous lifetimes. They point out that those who did not discharge their duties towards their parents may be born as their servants in a future lifetime so that they can repay their debt to them. These are the workings of spiritual laws. Thus it's very important that we treat our hired help with respect. The hurt feelings of your hired help gets transformed into problems in your life.
Not performing one's duty towards one's parents and mistreating servants and employees results in bad karma. The Siddhas say that this bad karma manifests itself as frequent illnesses in one's children, children not growing up properly and not progressing in school.
Those who have mistreated their hired help should get butter made from cow's milk and request the temple priest to apply this on Sri Veera Anjaneya's divine form during the Vishnupathi time period. They should then have peanuts (groundnuts) applied on the butter. Once this is removed, they should distribute the same to the poor along with paanagam drink (water mixed with jaggery sugar, cardamom and powdered ginger). Continue this worship procedure from this day on. This pooja resolves the bad karma described above, in particular the problem of frequent illnesses.
Those who have not discharged their duties towards their parents should do the same pooja but substitute the peanuts with black skinned grapes, particularly seedless ones. They should continue this worship procedure from this day on, particularly on the thithis that their parents passed away on. Those who do this will get solutions for untimely deaths in the family, untimely losses and accidents.
4. Musicians, Take Note!
Moreover, musicians should treat their band members well and pay them their due. Given that they have been given the gift of music by God, musicians should teach all their music knowledge before passing on.
Musicians who may have erred, given the above Siddha pronouncements, should seek redemption during this Vishnupathi time period. They should get butter made from cow's milk and request the temple priest to apply this on Sri Veera Anjaneya's divine form during the Vishnupathi time period. They should then have pomegranate seeds applied on the butter and ensure that many can get darshan of the Lord with this decoration. Once this is removed, they should distribute the same to the poor. They should continue this worship procedure from this day on.
5. Pay Up!
If you haven't paid your employees and others their due, make 1008 vadai eatables on this Vishnupathi day and string them into a garland and offer the same to Sri Veera Anjanaeya. Distribute these eatables to the poor. Continue this pooja from this day onwards. This pooja will resolve problems at your factory and workplace.
These are five simple yet powerful karma neutralization procedures revealed to us by the Siddhas. Let's follow their advice, neutralize our karma and have ourselves uplifted towards the Divine!