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What should you do this year?

"Kara" Varusham (Year) = 14 April 2011 to 13 April 2012.

"Ujjini" Sacred Space.

Mother Uma Parvati and Lord Shiva Uyyakondeeswara of Ujjini.

Spiritual REJUVENATION, REGENERATION and REVITALIZATION in Ujjini during the KARA Year.

This is a Hasta Nakshatra (Birth Star) Temple.

Siddha Worship during the "Kara" Year.

CONTENTS
Source of these Siddha Secrets.
The Sacred Space and Deities for the "Kara" Year - 14 April 2011 to 13 April 2012.
Recap: Previous Year ("Vikruti").
Inner meaning of "Kara" Year.
Hastha nakshatra birth star temple.
That which troubles us but cannot be revealed...
Male AND Female Children.
Spiritual Rejuvenation, Regeneration and Revitalization in Ujjini during the "Kara" Year.
Rejuvenation Shaktis of Many Deities.
Bhikshadana Shakti in Ujjini.
Siddhas and Rejuvenation Blessings in Ujjini.
Very Special "COMPASSION BLESSING MUDRA" in the Left Hand of the Universal Mother in Ujjini.
"Know Thyself!" The "Self Understanding" Atma Vichar Aspect of "Ujjeevana Shakti" in Ujjini.
Mother Seetha and Ujjini.
Ranganathapuram.
A "Raga" for each Nakshatra! Bhouli Raga for Hastha Nakshatra.
The Blessing of Compassion -- Hamsa Nakshatra Star Group and the associated UjjeevabaLaa star.
96 Body Parts and Karma.
Cause of Body = ?
What should you do in the Kara Year?

Ohm. The "Kara" year (of the 60 year cycle) began on 14 April 2011 and lasts till 13 April 2012.

In this article, we give you some of the Siddha secrets concerning this year and what you should do in this year for your own spiritual advancement.

Make good use of this Siddha wisdom and make good spiritual progress during this "Kara" Year.

Source

The Siddha secrets regarding "Kara" Varusham (Year) have been described in the April 2011 issue of Sri Agasthia Vijayam, Sathguru Venkataraman's monthly magazine, that was made available to the public in the middle of March 2011.

The Sacred Space and Deities for the "Kara" Year - 14 April 2011 to 13 April 2012

The sacred space for the "KARA" Year is the temple of
    Universal Mother Uma Parvathi Devi and
    Lord Sri Shiva Uyyakondeeswara
    in the village of Ujjini which is located
    adjacent to the Ilankaadu sacred space
    which is near Thirukaattupalli (6 km)
    in the Thiruvaiyaru Taluk
    of Thanjavur District
    in the state of Tamil Nadu in India.
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Siddha Secrets - "KARA" Year - 14 April 2011 to 13 April 2012

Recap: Previous Year ("Vikruti")

The previous year (from mid April 2010 to mid April 2011) was known as the Vikruthi year.

As pointed out in Sathguru Venkataraman's monthly magazine last year (April 2011), the Vikruthi year was a year of Atma Shakti and Prana Shakti.

For the Vikruti Year (mid April 2010 to mid April 2011), the Siddha secret given by our lineage was the regular practice of Pranayama (the Science of Breath and Breath Control) as the important spiritual practice.

The Atma Shakti sacred space of Keezha peru mazhai was the special Siddha worship space for the Vikruthi year with Lord Atmanatha Shiva as the presiding deity.

Other key features of the Vikruti year were Heart shakti (heart disease healing shakti) and Hibiscus flower avatar shakti in the sacred space of Keezhaperumazhai.

Worship at this sacred space of Shiva Atmanathar in Keezha peru mazhai is suggested before you begin the worship procedures for the current "Kara" Year (mid April 2011 to mid April 2012).

Inner meaning of "Kara" Year

In the Siddha system of Sathguru Venkataraman, the "Kara" year of the 60 year cycle also stands for Hasta nakshatra.

This is one of the inner meanings of this Kara Varusham Year.

Hastha nakshatra birth star temple

One of the shaktis of this Ujjini sacred space of Mother Uma Parvathi Devi and Lord Uyyakondeeswara Siva is that of the Hastha nakshatra (one of the 27 nakshatra stars).

Thus this sacred space is very important for those whose birth star ("janma nakshatra") is Hastham.

Apart from being the special Siddha worship space for the "Kara" year (14 April 2011 to 13 April 2012), this sacred space of Ujjini is ALSO a lifelong worship temple for those people whose nakshatra is Hasta.

It is an "Ayush" (Longevity) shakti sacred space for Hasta nakshatra natives. They should offer worship here throughout their lives. In other words, they should visit this sacred space at regular intervals throughout their lives and offer worship here. For the primary HASTA nakshatra temple (and other birth star temples), click here.

That which troubles us but cannot be revealed...

For those troubled by sensitive matters and problems that cannot be revealed to others, worship in this sacred space will help show them a way out of such troubles.

Male AND Female Children

As Sathguru Venkataraman explained many a time, one of the many symbols of a fully auspicious family life is having both male and female children. For couples without male children or those without female children, worship in this sacred space of Ujjini will show the way of grace.

Spiritual Rejuvenation, Regeneration and Revitalization in Ujjini during the "Kara" Year

What is Ujjini?
Ujjini = Ujjeevani = Spiritual REJUVENATION, REGENERATION and REVITALIZATION.

It is Ujjeevani that has been transformed to Ujjini.

Sanjeevani = Life Giving Medicine.

"That which gives Ujjeevani blessings as Sanjeevani medicine is the sacred space of Ujjini," said Sathguru Venkataraman.

In more elaborate terms: "For those struggling with the problems of Kali Yuga (the current age of decadence and deception), this sacred space of Ujjini gives (spiritual) rejuvenation (Ujjeevana) as the great medicine (Sanjeevani) so that they may be able to lead a proper life without getting bogged down by persistent problems."

Thus, one of the important Siddha secrets of our guru parampara for this Kara Year is regeneration, rejuvenation and revitalization of one's spirituality.

Rejuvenation Shaktis of Many Deities

This is a sacred space with the REJUVENATION shaktis of deities such as the Bhikshadana form of Lord Shiva, Parashakti, Annapoorani, Krishna, Brahma, Gnana Saraswati, Yama Dharmaraja, Chitragupta and others.

Bhikshadana Shakti in Ujjini

Universal Mother Uma Parvati in this sacred space of Ujjini is an amsa of Parasakthi who has experienced the spiritual glory of the Bhikshadana avatar of Lord Shiva on a grand scale.

Siddhas and Rejuvenation Blessings in Ujjini

Numerous Siddhas, Maharishis, Yogis and Gnanis, Jeevan Muktas and paramahamsas such as Markandeya, Sukracharya, Chyavana and Durvasa received immense rejuvenation blessings in this sacred space.
They received these blessings through the Divine Grace inherent in the "poornavatara" shaktis of the Universal Mother here in Ujjini so that
    (1) they may be further strengthened in their resepctive spiritual practices and
    (2) fortified in executing their spiritual responsibilities including
        (i) showing the spiritual path to those who are deserving and
        (ii) helping humans and other beings find their way out of the problems of material life.

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Very Special "COMPASSION BLESSING MUDRA" in the Left Hand of the Universal Mother in Ujjini

The left hand of the Divine Mother in this Ujjini sacred space is held in the very special "Ujjeeva baLaa Dhara Mudra" which is symbolic of a shower of Divine Grace, blessings and boons.

The Siddha secret of this "Kulisa Vara(da) Hastha" is that the Universal Mother here in Ujjini satisfies the longing of devotees even before they express their desires to Her.

"Kulisa Vara(dha)" refers to the divine hand that is eternally overflowing with blessings.

This is an expression of the "karunakara" shakti of compassion of the Divine Mother in this sacred space.

This "Kulisa Varada" mudra of the Divine Mother gives fullness, completion and perfection to the "ujjeevana mahanyasa shaktis" of spiritual rejuvenation and revitalization.

"Know Thyself!"
The "Self Understanding" Atma Vichar Aspect of "Ujjeevana Shakti" in Ujjini

Another key feature of this "Ujjeevana Shakti" sacred space is that it makes us realize how we should lead our lives of dharma in accordance with principles of correct conduct and behavior.

In other words, this sacred space can teach us about ourselves, i.e.,
    (1) it can give us the honesty and mental clarity to see our shortcomings as they are so that we can get the "warts and all" knowledge of our "self" and
    (2) it can us give us the spiritual boost to help us overcome these shortcomings so that we are able to lead a good life of simplicity, purity and honesty.

Mother Seetha and Ujjini

Divine Mother Sita Devi, who was mother to two sons (Lava and Kusa), performed tapasya (spiritual austerities) as Bhoomija and got Santhana Lakshmi avatar shaktis to bless devotees in other yugas. Mother Sita received these avatar shaktis in sacred spaces such as Paandi and Ujjini.

Ranganathapuram

Near Ujjini is the Shiva-Vishnu sacred space of Ranganathapuram. Devotees should worship at this sacred space too when they visit Ujjini.

A "Raga" for each Nakshatra!
Bhouli Raga for Hastha Nakshatra

There is a raaga for each nakshatra, said Sathguru Venkataraman.

Siddha secret: The raaga associated with Hasta nakshatra is Bhouli, a raagam full of jeevatma shakti.

Those whose nakshatra is Hamsa should learn at least one bhakti song in Bouli raga. (Hamsa is a special name for Hastha nakshatra in Sathguru Venkataraman's Siddha system.) They should sing it daily or at the very least listen to one Bhouli song daily. This is a recommended lifelong Siddha practice for those whose nakshatra is Hastham.

The Blessing of Compassion

Hamsa Nakshatra Star Group and the associated UjjeevabaLaa star

The Divine Mother Uma Parvati's Compassion and "boon giving nature" in Ujjini: A great "leela" involving Her, Mother Saraswati Devi, UjjeevabaLaa Nakshatra Devi, Bhouli Raga Devi and the Ujjini sacred space.

... ... ...

96 Body Parts and Karma

{
96 body parts and 96 "shannavadhi" tharpanam days of each year.

60 of these 96 body parts.

60 body parts and the 60 year cycle.

Name shakti + Number shakti. Dates not just as numbers but also including the name of the year (such as Vikruti, Kara, etc.).
This combination of name shakti + number shakti = spiritual strength.

... ... ...
}

Cause of Body = ?

{
Cause of human body (i.e., cycle of birth and death) = Karma.

Karma and body parts.
Which body part caused which karma?
Handicap in various body parts and the Karma connection.

Kara Year and expiating the karma arising out of one's hands.

... ... ...
}

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What should you do in the Kara Year?

(14 April 2011 to 13 April 2012)

Each Tamil Year (such as Vikruti, Kara, etc.) is an ideal time for the spiritual correction of one of the organs and limbs of the body.

Our hands do both good things and bad things. The Kara Year (14 April 2011 to 13 April 2012) is an ideal time for (i) seeking the proper ways of expiating the bad karma arising out of the bad deeds either done by one's hands or aided and abetted by one's hands and (ii) for putting the same into action in a concentrated way.

During this "Kara" Year, the following worship and seva (service) procedures that involve the human hand get added significance:

(1) Do the "Kara Darshan" worship procedure without fail on waking up and before leaving the bed, i.e., on opening one's eyes every morning.

(2) Make flower garlands for deity worship with your own hands. (Men should do this too, especially in this Kara Year.)

(3) Generous offering of large quantities of fragrant flowers with one's hands as archana worship for deities.

(4) At least once a week, apply the "thirumann" naamam on your forehead (with the ring finger of your right hand) and get darshan in a Perumal (Narayana Maha Vishnu) temple.

(5) Bathe and clean cows and goshalas with one's hands. This seva (service) to cows ("Go" seva and "Go" pooja) is very important.

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(6) Pick twigs of prescribed sacred trees (such as banyan, peepul, etc.) with your own hands for use in "homam" fire ceremonies.

(7) Guru padha pooja.

(8) At least once a day, men should also cook food at home and offer the same as "annadhanam" to the poor.

(9) Village seva: Making dung cakes for use as fuel by villagers.

(10) Village seva: Cleaning earthen fire places in village homes with cow dung (which has antiseptic and purification properties).

(11) Drawing kolam rangoli patterns three times a day in temples and at one's doorway and home shrine. (Men too.)

(12) Grind sandalwood paste for applying on deity forms.

(13) Write the divine names of deities on slate with chalk. This is chanting with the hands. Note that the hands are the dominant organ in this form of japa (meditation).

(14) Counting mantra chants using one's finger and thumb tip. See pic below for more details.

(15) Worship Ashta Bhuja Durga, Dasa Bhuja Kali, Veerabhadra and other "kara shakti" deities regularly during this year.

(16) Throughout this "Kara" Year, visit the Ujjini sacred space as many times as possible with family and friends and offer worship to Mother Uma Parvati and Lord Siva Uyyakondiswara Swami here.

Wherever you live, make sure that you concentrate (a lot more than usual) on these worship and seva procedures during the 12 months of the Kara Year from 14 April 2011 to 13 April 2012.

Keep in mind the emphasis on "one's own hands" in these worship and seva service procedures.
In other words, "one's own hands" have to be actively involved in these worship procedures. As we have said many times, one has to put in the work if one wants the rewards.

As said earlier in the article, one of the important Siddha secrets of our guru parampara for this Kara Year is regeneration, rejuvenation and revitalization of one's spirituality. So make good use of this Kara Year by investing your own time and effort in these worship procedures with sincerity, faith, humility and diligence and without any trace of ego.
Ohm.

Universal Mother UMA PARVATI and
Lord Sri Shiva Uyyakondeeswarar
of Ujjini - Darshan Pic

Kara Year - UJJINI - Uma Parvati and Shiva Uyyakondeeswar
 

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Ohm Salutations to Mother Uma Parvati and
Lord Sri Uyyakondeeswara SHIVA of Ujjini.
Ohm Salutations to the Ujjini Sacred Space.
Ohm Salutations to the Kara Year.
Ohm Salutations to Maha Guru Sri Agasthiar.
Ohm Salutations to the Agasthiar Lineage of Siddha Sathgurus.

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