Shri Plava Naam Samvatsara 2021-22 predictions

The Vedic new year begins with the first day of the bright half of the Chaitra month, ie Chaitra Shukla Pratipada. On this day Moon is in Aries and Sun in Pisces. This will happen on the morning of 12th Apr 2021. But as the Vedic day is from sunrise to sunrise, the Shri Plava naam samvatsara will technically begin on 13th April 2021. The first day of the Vedic new year is called Yugadi युगादि (mispronounced as Ugadi or Gudi in the local languages). The Vedic year ends on the no-moon, Amavasya of the Phalgun month, on this last day both the Sun and Moon are both in Pisces, so Shri Plava will end on 2nd April 2022.  

The Shri Sharvari vedic year will be coming to an end, with a sigh of relief. I had written some predictions for Shri Sharvari post here. It was, for most of us, the deep dark night of the soul. (The Sanskrit word Sharvari means the night of the Amavasya, no-Moon night and also is a name for the highly medicinal turmeric.) Do take some time to evaluate what happened to you in Shri Sharvari and think on how you will be using the energy of Shri Plava in the future. 

  • Plava प्लव is a Sanskrit word which means floods, marine birds, boat, to float, to return, to leap ahead, a meter of prosody, tendency, inclination, bathing, swimming, enemy, uncouth person, temporary, etc.

The new year predictions are based on the Nav-nayak scheme of things (post here), ie each planet gets a specific post/ ministry/ task for the year. We also draw a chart for the sunrise of the new year day to get an indication on how things will work. The positions of the planets at the exact time of the new year are also considered for the yearly predictions. (Plus there are chakra-s from the Medini jyotish and Atharva-ved which are used to predict. These things are now lost or are not fully available.)

Following the Nav-nayak scheme, for this Samvatsara, 

  • Mars is the Raja – King
  • Mercury is the Mantri – Minister 
  • Mars is also the Senadhipati – Commander
  • Mars is the Arghyadhipati – Rains/water, all things which flow or are given out
  • Mars is the Meghadhipati – Clouds 
  • Jupiter is the Dhanyadhipati – food grains
  • Saturn is the Sasyadhipati – Agriculture
  • Moon is the Rasadhipati – Essences which nourish or grant auspiciousness
  • Venus is the Neerasadhipati – Essences which do not nourish or cause negativity 

Mars the King, holds three additional ministries. Mercury, Saturn, Jupiter Moon and Venus hold one ministry each. Sun the natural ruler of the zodiac does not hold any ministry in Shri Plava.


So obviously the energies of Mars are going to be expressed in abundance this year, he will express his power through four different ministries. There will be an outburst of outgoing energy, heat, passions, aggression, risky and rash behaviour, unpredictability, self-confidence, an urge to defend, offend, invade and conquer in several aspects of life. He is a natural malefic and holds four out of the nine ministries including the all important King and the Commander. He holds the Meghadhipati and Arghyadhipati posts, both connected to the water availability/ rains. On the day of Yugadi, he is conjunct Rahu in transit, which adds to his roughness and boldness. 

Mercury being the Mantri will add a strong dose of practicality and logic to things, sometimes with his typical juvenile behaviour. On the new year day he will be combust and closely with the Sun in his sign of debilitation, Pisces (post here). This means that he is going to behave more like a malefic that the neutral to benefic that he usually is. Things connected to him will be tinged with selfishness and a sense of egoistic entitlement. A Mantri, Prime Minister, the closest advisor to the King, is the one with whom the King confers before taking any actions. So this sort of Mercury advising a super strong King, Mars, think for yourself how this will go.

Moon is the Rasadhipati so ‘needs’ will be more in the limelight. Everyone will need to be nourished, nurtured, ie will be more focussed on their own selves. He will be in Aries which is the regular thing every Samvatsar. But being conjunct a combust Venus on the new year day will create a mix of selfish needs and imbalances in love etc. One may get what one needs but this may not necessarily satisfy.

Venus is the Neerasadhipati, he will control all those things in life which do not appeal, do not nourish and are not wanted. So spiritual practice, equal love, equitable partnerships, fairness in relationships, marriage may not appeal this year. Neerasadhipati controls diseases and all such negative things too. So expect diseases and pain in the things that Venus signifies, the organs connected to Venus, shoulders, back, eyes and whatever else as per your own chart. This may also have an adverse effect on finances on local/ global levels. On the new year day he is transiting Aries and combust (post here) so expect heat related discomfort throughout the year.

Saturn, the Sasyadhipati, controlling agriculture will grant success but after the due efforts. So if you want something be prepared to work for it. Also anything which requires processing, like mineral ores from the earth, will be available in abundance. Real estate and things related to the land can give gains if you deserve them ie have worked for them. He is transiting Capricorn and is strongly placed in his own sign. He is a natural malefic so whatever he is going to grant, do not expect it to give genuine happiness.

Sun not being a part of this year’s nav-nayak rulerships means that the ruler of the zodiac himself, is absent from the scene. This factor will bring its own share of confusion, misdirection in critical and subtle ways during this year. The true royal is missing from this year’s government. But on the Yugadi, he will be combusting Mantri Mercury and Neerasadhipati Venus so will be exerting an invisible influence over these two. And not a very benign one at that.

Of the nine ministries, natural malefics Saturn and Mars are controlling five. Combust Mercury is also more of a malefic. The natural benefics, Jupiter, Moon and Venus (combust) get three ministries. So life will be not so secure, satisfying or comfortable in this year. There will be issues, you will have to address them. You will win eventually as Mars does grant energy but it will not be a pleasant experience.


Now some general readings for the Shri Plava naam samvatsara.

Weather will be hot, unseasonal heat. There will be fire related accidents, in towns as well as forests etc. Rains will be untimely, sometimes less/more, irregular, but overall there will not be a deficit. Winters will be colder than average.

For nations with genuinely elected governments, general administration should improve. Army and police will also be active and work better. Armed forces and government service will be a popular choice for young people as a profession. This is a good year for those working in the government setup, there will be opportunities to perform. Honest and capable officers will be appreciated and recognised. 

Governments will be able to take effective preventive actions against disruptive forces. And there will be plenty of disruptions. From petty local crimes to international boundary disputes, criminal activity will flare up. The police will have their hands full. Crime rates are set to increase but the government will able to take action in time. May see arrests of powerful criminals in this year, but cyber-criminals may remain elusive. On the borders, skirmishes and even full out war is possible in some places. The Army will be competent if the cause is right.

Internally, motivated traitors will try to whip up passion against democratically elected governments. This will cause several disruptions in public life. The governments will put in strict laws and take stringent actions against traitors which will cause a spurt in motivated journalism, leading to stricter laws on this too. 

Misuse of media will be rampant. Self-proclaimed social media activists, environmental activists, in fact all sorts of activists, will be very active on social media and will try to interfere in the cultural and traditional rights of the general people. This will cause a lot of righteous unrest in the general public. 

Social media use increases overall, people will be online all the time. General laziness will increase. Making and completing plans will be difficult as people feel less motivated to work systematically.

Means of communication will improve, maybe 5G will be available globally. There will be new breakthroughs in electronics and software. This is a good time to invest money in some genuine technology related companies etc.


Corruption will increase but some of these corrupt people will eventually get caught in controversies. Some politicians and senior bureaucrats will be be humiliated in such cases. Several politicians might change their parties this year. Forgery and adulteration will be on the rise. People will be motivated to seek shortcuts for success thus frauds and cheats will increase. All will generally think of themselves and there may be a general overall selfishness.

Tempers will be generally high and people overall will behave rashly. So expect cases of road rage, accidents on the roads, in the shipping sector, industrial accidents etc this year. Malfunctioning electronics, ie short circuits can lead to fire related accidents. There may be natural calamities around the total solar and lunar eclipses in May-June.

There will be increase in cheating, online frauds, banking sector issues may occur. Share markets and stocks will be unpredictable, but lucky investors can make good profits off them. Global economy will still be doldrums, with more debts and losses than real permanent gains.

Women will be in the forefront in all fields including crime. Increasing number of women will occupy powerful positions in society, and issues related to women will be highlighted more. 

Lower income groups should see some benefit as the governments take notice of their issues and takes some genuine measures for them. Also other neglected sectors which were ignored as they demanded more work will be given attention. 

Exclusive restaurants, pubs, clubs should be able to do good business. People will want to show off even though the finances will be limited. Also stores which sell expensive art, branded and luxury items will profit. Creativity, sports, art, crafts will be appreciated.

Schools and traditional education will suffer for some more time. This is partly due to the laziness and lenient attitude of people overall. People will want their children to learn fancy things rather than learning the basic fundamentals.

There will be intelligence and logic available in plenty. Energy and the ability to create options and take risks will also be high. Try to use this power for auspicious and genuine causes. Use this strength in a sensible manner.

Issues created by COVID 19 will be handled in a better way, life will slowly go back to routine. Things will start improving as Jupiter enters Poorvabhadrapada nakshatra and when Jupiter enters his own Pisces in April 2022. 

 Pharmaceutical companies will try to make profits by selling medicines at highly inflated costs. Adulteration in medicinal drugs is possible. However these acts will make the government more serious about the health sector and there will be some reforms/funds for this now. 

Illnesses related to fatty and sugary diets will increase. Undiagnosable diseases will increase but there will also be an increase in patients with routine conditions like diabetes in this year. People will suffer from psychological issues in increasing numbers. Drug abuse, alcohol consumption and addictions will increase. Adulteration of food items and milk is possible. 

Religious activities will increase, some people will also be drawn to genuine spirituality. Sanatan Dharma will see an upsurge as people try to find the spirituality within. But some religions will promote very high levels of extremism. Racism and hatred will find acceptance in some extremist groups. Expect more terrorist attacks from such fringe groups in this year.

Animal husbandry related sectors will show gains, milk production etc will be good. Agriculture will do well in most regions, only thing is that farmers should pay attention to their irrigation requirements. Pests will be a concern and pesticides will be used in increasing quantities. Fertiliser use will increase but awareness on organic farming will also be significant. Some people will try to shift to organic food and prefer home-cooked food. Awareness regarding holistic remedies like Ayurved, a more balanced life style will increase. Some people will benefit from this change. 

Industries which are expected to do well are metals, gold, silver, technology, pharmaceuticals and media/ communications. However investing in any sector in Shri Plava will start giving some real gains only after Jupiter enters Poorvabhadrapada nakshtra ie from Jan 2022. Share markets will be risky so get into short term investments here only if you know what you are doing.


Major transits in Shri Plava.

This year we have Jupiter retrograde and forward in Aquarius and Capricorn. I have written in depth on his effects on the twelve signs (post here). Then he will continue in Aquarius for the remaining period of the Shri Plava. 

Rahu and Ketu will be in Taurus and Scorpio (post here). 

Saturn will be in Capricorn throughout (post here). This Saturn will be problematic for the elected governments and the general public in some way or the other. Religious and Dharmic leaders will suffer in some way. A sort of a collective karma unleashed during this time affecting all of us. These larger events may be political, social or financial in nature. This Saturn generally gives tragic events in the higher sections of the society, people in power are removed from power in some way or the other. This naturally will filter into the lives of the general population causing hardship in different ways. And this is a pattern which happens every 30yrs or so (check the past global events for such patterns). Shri Plava also will have Saturn in Shravan Nakshatra till Feb 2022. This is the main reason why the general global situation will not be good. I have written a post on Saturn in Shravan (post here). Students of astrology should try to analyse the past world events during Saturn’s this typical transit and compare with what will happen in the world in the 13 months from Jan 2021 to Feb 2022. (In the past century,Saturn in was in Shravan from Feb 1903 to March 1904. From Jan 1933 to Jan 1934. From Feb 1962 to Feb 1963. From Mar 1991 to Mar 1992 and again from Jul 1992 to Jan 1993.) This is a broad interpretation and you will have to analyse the individual charts of the nations to know more about them individually.

However Shri Plava, especially the last 2-3 months from Jan 2022 onwards does offer some promise.

The overall results for individuals will depend on the power of the personal horoscope. If you have a strong birth horoscope, ie a strong ascendant sign/ lord and a birth Moon then you are better equipped to deal with whatever comes up in life. If you are undergoing Dasha periods of benefic planets, they will help you in overcoming the possible negatives. And if you have helpful planetary transits over your birth chart positions, then the graha can create opportunities for you even in adverse conditions. (I have written several posts on these topics do use the index page or the search bar to locate them)


On the new year day, Yugadi there are several traditional which are followed. Different states follow their typical customs but there are these themes common to them all. Hindus/ followers of Sanatan Dharma will wake before sunrise and get ready. Then give arghya to the rising Sun. Tie garlands (toran) made of Mango leaves, Neem leaves, ripened wheat stalks and marigold flowers outside the main door of the house, draw a Rangoli on the ground and put turmeric, vermillion etc, as a puja of the home. This ensures that only positive energy enters your home. Then doing puja, arti etc of the household deities. Doing namaskar to the elders, the elders blessing the younger family members etc. There is a typical naivedya, ie food offered to the deities, this is a mixture of tastes, ie a mixture of neem flowers/new neem leaves, coriander seeds, jaggery, tamarind and salt are coarsely crushed together. After offering it to the deity everyone eats a spoonful of this mix as the Prasadam. Then all go to a local temple, do puja, give Daan and intend for a happy new year.

Daan and Mantra are the only two remedies for reducing the malefic effects of the planets in your life and enhancing their positive effects. So try to do something on the day of the Yugadi, if you feel inclined to do so, it will help in improving the auspiciousness of Shri Plava for you.

In families of Jyotishi-s, there is an additional puja. We will offer vermillion, turmeric, unbroken rice, flowers and do arti of the Panchangam. And the eldest in the family will read aloud the the new year predictions, Nav-Samvatsara-phal, from it, in Sanskrit and the rest of the family will listen. Then we will specifically go to a Nav-graha temple to pray to them and seek blessings for an auspicious new year, Shubha Nav-samvatsara.

युगादि शुभाशयाः


35 thoughts on “Shri Plava Naam Samvatsara 2021-22 predictions

  1. aravindabillavara April 11, 2021 / 1:03 pm

    Very informative and interesting post. I was not aware of the responsibilities of graha in each year and how it may impact mundane events. Thank you.


  2. shandilyasandilya April 11, 2021 / 9:31 pm

    Hi Mam,

    Even if Mars is yoga karaka planet sits in a bad house and placed with Saturn and the moon in the same house, does it have the strength to give some positive results. ?



    • astrologerbydefault April 13, 2021 / 3:59 pm

      Hi there
      Yogkarak mars,
      so if its leo asc then saturn is 6th 7th lord
      if cancer asc saturn is 7th 8th lord
      this saturn conjoint moon is not a good combination, saturn+moon is anyways not a good combination, creates typical issues with mother, nutrition, lack of love, etc. if cancer asc then worse as physical health also may be affected.
      plus mars, mars+saturn is not good,.
      whoever it is, best find ways to control your temper and ways to put your energy into productive use

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      • shandilyasandilya April 14, 2021 / 12:53 pm

        It means Mars will not give beneficial results. Previously i thought, might have one good planet in birth chart, but this planet also betrayed .

        Thanks a lot Mam.


      • astrologerbydefault April 14, 2021 / 4:14 pm

        Hi there
        A Yogkarak will not fail but he will take his time. You will need to consciously focus on him fr a few mins daily.
        Do something to improve his energy.
        or even something as simple as wearing a small red thing always.
        Or daily exercise
        Or u can wear a red kalava or carry a red wallet. Or wear a red tilak,
        or light a diya daily.
        This will remind your internal Mars tht he has to work in an auspicious manner.
        If u have crossed 36yrs of age things will set themselves right.

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      • shandilyasandilya April 15, 2021 / 9:14 pm

        Thanks A lot Mam for your Guidance.


  3. Sunny April 12, 2021 / 10:54 am

    Hello ma’am,
    I am planning to start my dream project. I am thinking to put “sowulo” rune in place of letter “s” in the the title. Is it a good idea? Is it safe to use rune like this?


  4. Anu April 13, 2021 / 12:58 am

    After Brishpati has entered kumbh rashi , this should have been auspicious but we see a dramatic rise in COVID while it should have been suppressed. What’s causing this and what’s your take on it. Is Brishpati angry or now Shani is free to drive his agenda of 10th house masses in makar.


    • astrologerbydefault April 13, 2021 / 3:55 pm

      Hi there
      did i write anywhere in my several posts that Jupiter in Kumbh rashi is powerful or auspicious overall? Or that he has the power to prevail over Saturn in Capricorn?

      i have written that he will be able to give somewhat better results after he enters Poorvabhadrapada and good results only when he enters his own pisces in 2022.
      rahu ketu started this. and the major eclipses of 2019 and 2020 with multiple planet conjunctions added to it,

      in the current new vedic year, the King Mars was conjunct Rahu on the new year day.

      wrote about the COVID vaccine side effects, during the kaal sarpa which was operating in early 2021.

      Shani in Shravan has alwys been an extreme period

      saturn exiting makar and entering kumbh finally in 2023 jan will grant positivity. till then everyone must take precautions, not just covid, but on other levels too.


      • Anu April 13, 2021 / 7:13 pm

        My query was not directed at your analysis per se, I just wanted your view that Jupiter coming out of debilitation would have been a positive event for the world and bharat ( being the original land of the Vedic religion) but instead it has been bad for us. Isn’t Jupiter in Kumbha rashi the beginning of the kumbh season with surya uccha in mesham. It’s seen as an auspicious yog but it could be that the eclipses have just overpowered it.


      • astrologerbydefault April 13, 2021 / 9:30 pm

        Hi there
        Dharma will see an upsurge, i have specifically mentioned this in my post on Jupiter.
        In fact the Ram Mandir, powered as it is by the intention of millions of Hindus/ Sanatan dharma followers is going to be a very significant event. A sort of a Ram-rajya is to come.
        Time is going to be very good for Bharat soon. But we will have to work for it, everyone in our own ways.
        Think of the current hardships as a last pitched battle between Dharma and Adharma.
        Hardships are always going to be there. But how we use these as stepping stones to greater heights is the Game.

        (i think the greatest hardship undertaken in the cause of Dharma is described is in our Mahabharat. Krishna avtar orchestrated the death of 18 akshonihi army, Kings and Princes, Rathi/Maharathi all killed, nations wiped out in 18 days flat. A collection of widows and orphans for the Pandav-s to rule over.)

        And why go to the Mahakumbh? It is an explosion of power.
        we all need this strength to act for the cause of Dharma and to resist/ destroy Adharma.
        Jupiter in Kumbh Rashi is offering us the energy because there are going to be events soon where we are going to need this energy.
        How many of us actually making use of the Mahakumbh?
        How many of us are going to gather the energy that is exploding over the Ganga in Haridwar?
        How many people have gone fr Ganga-snan this year?
        Maybe about 5 crores max?

        Events like the Mahakumbh once in 12yrs and the regular Kumbh-s which occur intermittently pour out this immense energy which we have to go there and take.
        I cannot sit in my house and expect the Mahakumbh to give me energy. I have to go Haridwar and do Ganga-snan.

        How many of us have gone to even one of the Kumbh/ Mahakumbh events in our life? I wonder how many people living in Dehradun have gone for a Snan in Haridwar this year?

        If any of my readers can make it, the Mahakumbh is still on, do make it a point to have a Snan at Haridwar if you can.

        and eclipses are not bad. if used properly this energy can work in very auspicious ways. but how many of us do the pujas during eclipses?

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  5. Anu April 13, 2021 / 9:41 pm

    I plan to go this year if the Grahas allow it, in terms of Kumbha what as per you is the best combination for the Ganga snan, basis my research it is jupiter in kumbh , surya uccha in mesham and Chandra in dhanu. Why does this particular combination become so powerful ? Any insights . Thanks a lot.


  6. Dhanya April 14, 2021 / 1:20 am

    Hi Mam,

    I am a Aquarius Asc, currently in Chandra mahadasha Saturn antardasha(till June). I have unnecessary fears, mental turbulences. Next is Mercury in Moon dasha . Will it be good? Can I do anything/remedies to be peaceful? Your reply is much appreciated.


    • astrologerbydefault April 14, 2021 / 8:08 am

      Hi there
      Daan or mantra. Ur choice
      Light a sesame oil diya to shani on Saturday with his mantra. Occasionally offer a black cloth, black urad, sesame oil to a shani mandir if u can afford.

      If u can take up soham as a regular practice it will help. Eg if u feel agitated anytime during the day. take a 2 mins break, do soham recitation mentally 12 times. ie 12 deep breaths .
      Over time this agitation will stop bothering u.

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      • Happy April 14, 2021 / 6:42 pm

        Thankyou mam.


      • Happy April 14, 2021 / 6:46 pm

        Thank you mam. Hope the next mercury antardasha shows some improvement.


  7. S April 14, 2021 / 6:26 am

    Namaste Respected Madam,

    Thanks for this detailed reply. People living close to Ganga are so lucky!

    I read your posts on eclipses. So for people who haven’t started mantra japa, Is there anything one can/should do on those eclipses? especially if eclipses are happening on your Janma rasi/nakshatra. We are told not to do any pujas or anything like that. Is there any truth to this? Can we light the diyas atleast at our puja ghar and recite our usual Shlok?


    • astrologerbydefault April 14, 2021 / 8:02 am

      Hi there
      I wrote several posts on eclipses. Use the index page or search bar.
      You can do any spiritual practice u want to during this time.
      briefly wht i have done over the years.
      108 times fr shorter mantras like Shri Sukta, all 9 nav graha mantras, Gayatri, Mahamrutyunjai etc.
      27 times fr longer stotras like devi atharvasheersha, Ganpati atharvasheersha
      Or the easiest is regular Soham Dhyan fr the 3-4 hrs of the eclipse, if u r used to sitting like this.

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  8. Anand April 14, 2021 / 7:13 pm

    Namaste Madam,
    Thanks for yet another informative, precious and brilliantly written post. Thanks is actually a very small word not sufficient to express our deepest gratitude for your writing.

    Madam, if I may ask a question,
    When I sit to do Dhyan, a lot of past memories ( looping thoughts) from past traumatic events keep coming back.

    Some days I can fight them off, some days I cannot.

    Could you please say some words of guidance or redirect me to any post that I might have missed. Thanks a lot Madam.


    • astrologerbydefault April 14, 2021 / 8:11 pm

      Hi there
      This will happen. Its good.
      These memories frm ur past lives are ur enemies. Ur barriers. Such deeply absorbed impressions frm ur past lives stored in ur astral body.
      You will fight them in this state.
      This is an essential process. Maybe 1% aspirants are successful in this initial battle.
      Continue ur Dhyan.
      Things will change once these are all resolved.

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  9. Anand April 14, 2021 / 7:19 pm

    Namaste Madam,
    I should have begun my previous message with my best wishes. Hence adding it here.

    आपणास नव्या वर्षाच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा.

    Thanks Madam


  10. ANAND April 14, 2021 / 8:40 pm

    Thanks a lot Madam.


  11. ANAND April 15, 2021 / 7:22 pm

    Namaste Madam,
    Sorry I just had one more question regarding Dhyan.

    I have difficulty concentrating and counting at the same time for the 108 breaths. So what I do is I play audio in the background with the 108 count of the mantra, so as to keep track. Is this ok?
    Would you have any suggestions for me Madam?

    I would be thankful for your reply , as always.

    Thanks again Madam.


    • astrologerbydefault April 15, 2021 / 7:33 pm

      Hi there
      do not play the audio in the background, no sound of any sort in the room
      you have to be able to hear the sound of the mantra within you
      if you find it difficult to count on your fingers, use a mala
      or if you find the mala also difficult then do not count at all, but do not play the audio
      do as much as you feel right,
      when you feel that you are done get up.

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      • ANAND April 16, 2021 / 12:48 pm

        Sincere thanks Madam for the valuable guidance.
        Best regards and wishes,


  12. Shweta Jain April 15, 2021 / 11:05 pm

    Dear Mam,

    Is ‘Arham” equally strong for jaap. I have always been told by jain sadhus that we have to pray only veetraagi god which is arihant hence we can only do jaap of namokar mantra or Arham. What is your take on it please.

    I am struggling spiritual seeker, don’t fit into world much.

    I am a Scorpio ascendant, with moon and rahu in 8th house, what would be most productive use of my energies this year.

    With deep regards for your website and sharing your knowledge generously


    • astrologerbydefault April 16, 2021 / 10:00 am

      Hi there
      Rishabhdev the was the father of Bharat and Bahubali, the emperor of Ujjain. He took Van prasthashram and later sanyas ashram.
      Bharat became the next emperor, our nation in named after him. Bahubali though elder allowed this and himself took Sanyas.
      These are revered as the first Tirthankars of Jainism. Jainism is also rooted in Sanatan Dharma.

      But I do not wish to comment on Jainism or other religions. Do whatever mantra jaap you wish to do.

      However for the purpose of Dhyan there are only two Ajapa mantras Soham and Hamsa. As they are are recited with the inhale/exhale movement of the breath. And obviously Om is always an option, but to use this u will need a one to one Guru guiding you.


      • Shweta Jain April 16, 2021 / 12:50 pm

        Thanks a ton, 🙏🏻 I am regular reader of your articles and adore your write ups.

        Could you pls help clarify if ‘Arham’ also carries similar vibrations as ‘soham’ for ajapa jaap. Maybe I need to improve the method of working with arham.

        Could I stablize myself as I see myself when I reach myself with Soham.

        Sharing bit private incidence : I did jaap of ‘ Om Namah Shivay’ once during eclipse and it showed me myself ..but jain gurus said I can’t follow Gods with desires and since then I am in utter confusion and living nowhere.

        I am not sure if jain philosophies also work in taking us towards our center, except when I see our Maharaj I do believe that if they can maintain digambar state in both winters and summers then may be Jainism does work.

        Please help me understand how May I resolve my confusion.

        Best Regards


      • astrologerbydefault April 16, 2021 / 5:31 pm

        Hi there
        I have written several posts on what a ‘Guru’ is, on jivan-mukt, on personal spiritual practice, conscience etc.
        What do you mean by ‘gods with desires?’.
        I have written on the real nature of the tri-dev, as the personification of satva-raja-tama,
        on the real nature of the deities which are worshipped,
        do read tht post on Indra,
        you are Indra for your universe.
        the deities are not humans! they are pure energy, they no not have desires!
        Only the jivatma-s like you and me have desires.
        the Devi Lalita is the energy of Mahamaya, or Prakruti.

        ‘Shiv’ is a sanskrit word, it means all sorts of ‘auspiciousness’ , not just the personification of tamo-gun. I have written on sanskrit devbhasha samskrutam also.
        on mantra, on soham, hamsa, om etc.
        do use the search bar or the index page if you wish to read these posts.

        You have asked about the word Arham.
        It is obviously a Sanskrit word. It means worthy, worship, proper, what is allowed, to become, being required, meriting, fit, deserving, able, praised, venerable etc.
        Most importantly it is a title for Indra. Indra is the individual soul, the jivatma.

        In my personal opinion, Arham is not comparable to the Ajapa mantra or Om. There are the only two Ajapa mantras Soham and Hamsa.
        Om is the only one Pranav mantra.
        If you wish to focus on Arham, it is your wish.

        Being Digambar or achieving Siddhi-s does not mean that it will give Moksh. I have written on Siddhi-s too.

        We all follow only only one Dharma, ie the voice of our own internal conscience, Antar-atma should be the foundation of our own spiritual practice. it is Sanatan, eternal.
        This is the real freedom which Sanatan Dharma ensures.
        Sanatan Dharma has no founder, no single book, no single practice. No single person who will enforce things from outside.
        No real Guru will ever force you to follow something.
        Everyone is free to follow their personal conscience. It is expected that they follow their Antar-atma.
        Your personal experiences are paramount. The one who experiences is paramount.

        Of course if you go against your own conscience, the law of Karma will operate. So do a practice which allows you to listen to your own Antar-atma.

        You have to come to your own conclusions about things. I cannot tell you what to do, no one can.


      • Shweta Jain April 16, 2021 / 9:08 pm

        Thank you for guiding!🙏🏻



  13. Shweta Jain April 16, 2021 / 12:53 pm

    Request you to pls delete my birth date from my comment


  14. pranaychinni April 16, 2021 / 3:18 pm

    Madam can we do dyaan at night


    • astrologerbydefault April 16, 2021 / 4:23 pm

      Hi there
      Manasik jaap of mantras can done at night.
      Do not say any mantras aloud at night

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      • Sunny April 16, 2021 / 9:34 pm

        Hello ma’am, Can you please explain why not say mantras aloud at night?


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