Svarbhanu aka Rahu Ketu and Ksheer Samudra Manthan

Of all the 580+ posts I have written till now, the most read are the ones on Rahu Ketu. And with good reason. These two are the most fascinating forces in the horoscope. If you can understand them, you understand Life, Living and the Beyond. If you analyse the horoscopes of charismatic individuals, Rahu Ketu will always be very strong. From business tycoons to genuine Gurus, they become this by the combined power of Rahu Ketu ie Svarbhanu.

Rahu Ketu are the two parts of the Asur Svarbhanu. The head is Rahu and the headless body is Ketu. These two were created during the Samudra manthan, ie churning of the infinite Ocean of Eternal Happiness or the Ocean of Mahapran during the time of the Koorma avtar, ie the incarnation of Shri Vishnu as Koorma.

There are no ’stories’ in Santa dharma/ Hinduism. These are all allegories, deep philosophy in easy to understand events which may also have actually occurred at some point of time. All our deepest philosophy is intertwined in various stories so that everyone, from children to the philosophers can read the same text but learn different things from it, palimpsests.

Samudra Manthan is a very important allegory in Sanatan Dharm/ Hinduism as it describes what happens in you when you do Dhyan. Your journey from apparent Duality to the Non Dual Reality. 

Briefly Samudra manthan goes like this. (Ref Ithihas, Mahabharat, Adi Parva)

Shri Vishnu gives his Vaijayanti mala to Rishi Durvas to deliver it to Dev raj Indra. He goes to Amravati, the capital of the Devatas and gives it to Indra. Indra holds it casually and the Mala falls from his hands. His elephant Airavat stamps on it. Rishi Durvas gets angry at this insult to the Mala and curses Indra that all ‘prosperity’ from his universe will vanish. Accordingly all types of prosperity, all wealth, all comforts, all gold, food, animals etc, Moon, Airavat himself and all symbols of Shri including the Devi Shri Laxmi herself, unmanifest ie dissolve back into the Ksheer Samudra. There is horrific turbulence, inauspiciousness everywhere.

Indra rushes to Shri Vishnu, asks for help. The solution is to churn the Ksheer Samudra with the help of his half-brother, Asur Raj Mahabali. The Devatas/Surs and the Danavs/Daityas/Asuras are to cooperate for this task. Thus the Ocean would give up its treasures and Shri ie prosperity would return to the manifested universe. Mandar mountain would be the churning rod and Vasuki Nag the churning rope.

On the chosen day Anant Nag uproots the Mandar mountain, sets it in the Ksheer Samudra. Vasuki Nag is tied 3 and 1/2 times around the mountain. 54 Devata hold on the tail part of Vasuki Nag and / 54 Asur hold his head portion. They start churning the Samudra. There is terrible turbulence, lightning, storms, Vasuki Nag breathes out fire as he is pulled, stretched and in pain, the beings existing on the mountain and in the ocean are destroyed, their essences merge into the ocean. Then the mountain also starts sinking into the Samudra. Shri Vishnu manifests his Koorma avtar and stabilises the mountain so that the churning can continue.

Finally the churning starts yielding results, embodiments of prosperity start manifesting from the ocean. Kamdhenu (given to the Rishis), Ucchaishrava (given to Asur Raj Bali), Airavat (given to Dev Raj Indra), Parijat (planted in Swarg), Varuni (given to Asurs), Moon (fixed in the skies), Apsara (went to Swarg), Panchajanya, Kaustubh Mani (both to Shri Vishnu), Sharanga (bow, weapon of Shri Vishnu), Mahalaxmi appeared with the Vyjanti mala (She is Shri Vishnu’s wife).

The churning continues, a poison Halahal or Kalkut manifests, it has the power to destroy everything so Bhagwan Shankar drinks it all and Devi Parvati with her power holds it at his throat. (Thus Bhagwan Shankar is pure white just like white quartz, Sphatik, but with a blue throat, Neelkanth.)

Finally Bhagwan Dhanvantari (deity of Ayurved) appears with the Amrut kalash in his hands. Thus fourteen ‘gems’ of prosperity manifest from the Ksheer Samudra.

Seeing the pot of Amrut, the Dev and Asur start fighting on who should drink it. Shri Vishnu uses his Maya and appears as a beautiful Mohini before them. He offers to distribute it fairly and they agree. Devatas stand on one side of Mohini and the Daitya-s at the another. Mohini starts with the Devatas first with the understanding that the Asurs would be served after them. Asur Svarbhanu goes and stands between the Sun and Moon so gets the the Amrut out of turn. Sun/Surya and Moon/Chandra object to this. Shri Vishnu gets angry with Svarbhanu’s behaviour and cuts off his head with his weapon the Sudarshan chakra. But Svarbhanu has already drunk the Amrut, he has gone beyond death. So his head continues to exist as Rahu and the headless body as Ketu. After this episode, Shri Vishnu further punishes the Asurs by not giving them their share of the Amrut.

Rahu and Ketu become specific enemies of the Surya and Chandra. They ‘devour’ the Sun and Moon from time to time, causing eclipses.

All these words are in Sanskrit, ie the Devbhasha Samskrutam so have various meanings. Let’s try to understand the cast of characters in Sanskrit. 

  • Ksheer Samudra – This is the ocean of intelligent milky sparkly pran that surrounds us. We are all sealed inside this. The power of the configuration of the horoscope that you have tied yourself with. The conscious power of the sound, vibrations etc. 
  • Manthan – shaking, churning, creating fire by friction, energy created by movement of inward/ Purak and outward/ Rechak breath when you do your Dhyan.
  • Vaijayanti – a kinetic force created by terrifying acceleration and speed
  • Mala – line, streak, garland, crown etc.
  • Durvas – something that is difficult to be tolerated or stayed with
  • Rishi – ray of light, ascetic, seer
  • Indra – individual soul, king of the devata, post here
  • Mandar – connected to slowness, largeness,  firmness, meter of prosody, tree, mirror, heaven etc. Mandar mountain is considered to be a splintered part of the Meru itself.
  • Vasuki – the energy which converts the energies of the Vasu into solidity, ie the power which dulls or slows down pure energy.
  • Nag – cobra, serpentine, of the mountains, created from solidity, metal, stone, name of a pran, elephant, gigantic, cloud, karmic bindings, etc.
  • Anant – fraction, infinite, sky, number 1, silk cord, unending, eternal
  • Koorma – means a turtle, a serpent, one of the pran in the body, a intricate knot or the energy which holds the Kundalini tied to the Muladhar chakra, or an intricate locking mechanism.
  • Vishnu – stabilising or potential energy of Satva gun
  • Laxmi – kinetic or moving energy of Satva gun. The ‘sign’, ie the created universes.
  • Dev – light, excellent, sword, organ of sense, heavenly etc
  • Asur – absence of light, cloud, spirit, sun etc
  • Mahabali – big gift, immense offering, large tribute, great worship, great strength etc.
  • Shankar – the stabilising or potential consciousness of the Tamogun.  
  • Parvati – the active or kinetic awareness of the Tamogun
  • Mohini – energy of illusion, fascination, perplexity, confusion, delusion, attraction.
  • Sudarshan chakra – the energy of perfectly visible time cycles. The perfectly arranged energy which pulls inwards like a whirlpool. It destroys illusions in the sense it makes the cycle of creation perfectly visible.
  • Halahal – poison, snake, the reaction to actions done
  • Kalakut – false knowledge related to time/space, the concept of duality being an untruth, illusion of existence, foundation of time/space, destructive power of time/space, contained time/space
  • Chandra – Moon, water, shining, best, meter of prosody, beautiful, camphor, connected to the power of the Ajnya chakra etc.
  • Surya – Sun, number 12, auspicious, connected to the power of the Sahasrara chakra

Try to think on these meanings, in fact there are even more meanings, and to think on what these energies can mean in the allegory. We, followers of Sanatan Dharma do not follow anything blindly. We think, ponder, try to find the deeper essence of things. 

The Rahu Ketu axis

The fourteen gems which manifested out of the Samudra manthan are,

  • Sharanga – Chakata bird, peacock, bee, elephant, the bow wielded by Shri Vishnu. The Sushumna of the spiritual aspirant on which he will shoot up the Kundalini like an arrow. The vibrations, energy build up, discernment, purity etc that the aspirants feel in the body/mind as he begins with his intense sadhana.
  • Varuni – liquor, created by the deity Varun, also linked to war elephants or war horses, the power of motion used for destruction. This would be the energy which pacifies or destroys the dissonant energies which get active as the Kundalini gets access to the lower Sushumna. 
  • Apsara – a small creek, outlet into a larger waterbody, small waterbody, nymph, eddies of thoughts. This stage indicates the growth of divinity in the sadhak. Also indicate the turbulence of the mind which occurs during the Dhyan process. As you try to gain the unmani avastha the Manas/ Mind fights back by creating these attractive thought patterns to divert you away from yourself. Apsara is the wave which rises on the smooth surface of the internal ocean. These Apsara are under the control of Indra and reside in Swarg.
  • Kamdhenu – a being/cow that gives the essence of all desires and intentions. It is also considered to be stationed at the Muladhar chakra. Kamdhenu is the Queen of Cows, ie the magnificent power of vowels. The entry to the Sushumna.
  • Ucchaishravas – clearly uttered or heard loud rapid sounds, moving fast upwards, clear flowing precious substance. This is the sound that one hears when the kundalini starts on its journey in the Sushumna. (Shri sukta also describes the rising of the Kundalini). Ucchaishravas is the King of all Horses, ie the most excellent intelligence. Asur Raj Bali rides this as his vehicle.
  • Airavat – lightning, elephant, Devraj Indra rides him, ie control that the individual soul gains over the Muladhar chakra and its intricacies. When the aspirant brings his kundalini to the Swadhishthan chakra.
  • Kaustubh mani – oil, jewel, mudra, jewel which Shri Vishnu wears on his chest. The aspirant as he crosses the Manipur chakra.
  • Panchajanya – The conch used by Shri Vishnu. It means born from the five, condensation of the spread out substance, created using exact measures, crystallization of insubstantial energies, the sound of OM, the Anahata naada, heard when the kundalini crosses the Anahata chakra. 
  • Parijat – connected to the one who has descended, linked to the one who has fully developed, fragrant, of the one who was conceived. This is the fragrance/aura that high level yogis or realised Jivanmukt emanate, ie the power that we sense in their aura. The kundalini has reached the Vishuddhi chakra.
  • Chandra – moon, water, shining, number 1, meter of prosody, gold, etc. It is the radiance that the aspirant sees at the Ajnya chakra. Seeing the Moon at the Ajnya chakra means that the next stage, ie appearance of the Prakruti is going to happen soon. 
  • Vaijayanti mala – The streaks of pure energy seen at the Ajnya chakra as the aspirant starts his way to the Dashangula. Shri Vishnu wears this auspicious garland made of precious flowers.
  • Mahalaxmi – She emerged from the Ksheer Samudra with the Vaijayanti mala got married to Shri Vishnu and went to Vaikunth with her husband. The tremendousness that ‘Laxmi’ really is. ‘Shri’, seated on a lotus indicates the growth of Vivek and Vairagya in the sadhak. Lotus indicates complete control over Time and the cycles of Time. The Laxmi tantra describes what ‘Laxmi’ really is. At this stage the Sadhak has complete understanding of what creation is really all about. She liberates the sadhak from the bindings of the three gun. This is where you are face to face with Devi Prakruti, ie Satvagun too has been crossed. 
  • Dhanvantari, the deity of Ayurved, with Amrut kalash in his hands indicates the aspirant is ‘healed from the taap-traya, ie Aadhyatmik, Aadhidaivik and Aadhibhoutik sources of pain are destroyed. All types of misery caused by his own actions, by the actions of others or the actions of fate/nature are resolved, cured and healed. Dhanvantari is a form of Vishnu, ie Satva gun and is the deity of Ayurved. We are required to do his pujas on Dhantrayodashi, which comes 2 days before Diwali.
  • Amrut – The energy of non-death. The stage of awareness where death, endings, limits, changes, etc do not exist. There is no beginning nor ending, Moksh. It Is.

Thus the 14 gems of prosperity describe the stages of the aspirant during his sadhana till he realises himself, ie Moksh.


Rahu and Ketu

Asur Svarbhanu was the child of the Asur King Viprachitta and his Queen Simhika. She was one of the daughters of Prajapati Daksha thus a granddaughter of Brahmadev. In Sanskrit, names have meanings and describe the qualities of the persons they are linked to. Names are Titles, not random meaningless ‘proper nouns’. 

These titles in Devbhasha Samskrutam mean the following

Viprachitta विप्रचित्तः – Vipra means a seer, priest, poet, learned, wise, excited, in-motion, holy, inspired, the highest intelligence. Chitta means intention, notice, aim, mind,  appearance, something you long for, memory, thought, wish, knowledge, reason intelligence and also reflection. So Viprachitta is a pure, elevated intelligence in action.

Simhika सिंहिका – is derived from the root word Simha, which means lion, powerful one, hero, musical tone, etc. Simhika is the movement created by an elevated power.

Svarbhanu स्वर्भानुः – The name Svarbhanu is powerful title in itself, it describes the qualities of this Asur who later became Rahu and Ketu.

  • Svar means vowels, a musical note, sound energy, sunshine, bright space , heaven, the air that you breathe through your nose, the number 7, the space between the Sun and the Dhruv Tara (Dhruv is the pole star, he is the top of the celestial Meru).
  • Bhanu means the Sun, master, king, appearance, ray of light, illumination, etc.
  • Thus Svarbhanu would be the conscious intelligence of the very pran/ vital energy you breathe in. The light you see at the top most point of your internal Meru. The radiance of the king.

The intelligence of the time/ space around the Earth where the Sun and Moon apparently travel is called Svah स्वः In astronomy, Rahu and Ketu are the points where the orbit of the Moon around the Earth intersects with the ecliptic ie the apparent path of the Sun around the Earth. The intersection points of the Sun’s and the Moon’s paths of light are Rahu and Ketu. The divine spark ie the Sun is modulated by the Moon and tied to Earth by Rahu and Ketu.

In your sadhana, if you cross the Ajnya chakra and enter the Sahasrar complex you might find Rahu + Ketu in their united form of Svarbhanu lighting your way right till the very top.

You see, we are all beings of light. In my earlier post somewhere, I had asked you to try this simple test. Sit in a pitch black room. Now what do you see? Darkness? Swirls of coloured light? Streaks of light? A network of white light lines? Or a central white dot? What do you see? Do you see anything at all or is it all dark for you? As you do your Dhyan regularly, you stop seeing darkness. You never see anything to be dark. There will be no night to you. ie even in a pitch black room you will see light, even if you keep your eyes open or closed it will always be bright. This brightness depends on the level of your personal evolution, how much Pran you have managed to channelise into yourself. And this brightness is not external, but internal. It is the brightness of your own self. Just that most of us are so blinded by our own karma that we fail to realise it. We grope around in the dark, we are scared of the dark. But you and me, we are indeed beings of light.


Svarbhanu was a royal prince, born to powerful parents. He was powerful, perceptive, highly intelligent, able to see clearly inspite of the highest illusions which hid the reality around him. If you critically go through the Samudra manthan allegory, among all the Sur and the Asur present in the gathering, only Svarbhanu was able to comprehend that the Mohini standing before them was not what she seemed to be. He was not taken in by the illusion woven by the Satvagun. Only he had this clarity, the perception of the reality, despite the enticing allure of the Maya before him. Svarbhanu was able to maintain his senses in the face of Mohini’s illusions and act decisively. He was a risk-taker, not random rash risks but calculated risks where he thought that he could gain. He was going for the highest prize, the Amrut, essence of non-death. He decided to stand between the Sun and the Moon so that their brilliance would mask his aura. This worked and Mohini, ie Shri Vishnu himself, was unable to recognise him as an Asur and he was given the Amrut. But as he started drinking it, the Sun and the Moon realised that he was Svarbhanu and they alerted the assembly, Shri Vishnu then cut off Svarbhanu’s head with his weapon, the Sudarshan chakra (the kinetic energy of time/space used with intention). But Svarbhanu had already drunk Amrut, his awareness was beyond the coils of birth /death. Thus Rahu, the head and Ketu the headless body were created. These two are also beyond death.

Svarbhanu didn’t believe Mohini’s assurance that the Asur-s too would be given the Amrut, (which was perhaps the truth as after his beheading, Shri Vishnu didn’t give them their share of Amrut.) Thus he was the only Asur who drank Amrut and went beyond death.

Rahu is the start of the eclipse and Ketu is the flaming light that one sees at the end of the eclipse. We, the individual souls/ jivatma residing on Earth are always between them, pulled and pushed by them, in our own individual Ksheer Samudra Manthan. Rahu and Ketu are the energies which bind individual soul/ jivatma to karma, ie Earth. 

They are created from the consciousness of the Svah स्वः by the Maya of the Satvagun using the kinetic power of time/ space. (Time is Kaal and Space are the Dasha Mahavidya). 


Jyotish is used for objective as well as subjective analysis. Personally after so many years (lives) of horoscopes, objective questions like ‘when will I get a job’ are not exciting any more. Any competent astrologer can answer these objective questions using Jyotish as an Apara Vidya. But Jyotish is also a Ved-ang, a tool for self discovery, a Para vidya. As I open my chart, I see that everything which has happened to me, events, feelings, every tiny thing can be seen from the graha as indicators. I realise that I am quite predictable, so is everyone else. This 5-layered body can be easily deciphered using the graha indicators, no mystery here. So who am I really? A puppet, an actor, the director? These sort of questions lead to spirituality and a desire to know Oneself. Every genuine Jyotishi, Tarot card reader, Rune-caster, Aura-reader etc will eventually turn towards the inner self, it is the actual last frontier.

This is then Rahu Ketu or more correctly Svarbhanu at work.

80 thoughts on “Svarbhanu aka Rahu Ketu and Ksheer Samudra Manthan

  1. Vishakha November 7, 2021 / 10:45 am

    Very beautiful!

    From the vivid storytelling of the Samudra Manthan… to the deeper definitions….to the intrinsic meanings for self-discovery…truly Rahu-Ketu in style! I am one of those who discovered your blog while searching specifically for Rahu-Ketu…..the blessings of Rahu-Ketu speak for themselves! Warm regards, Vishakha

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  2. #Bhu: (@bhuvanthaker) November 7, 2021 / 10:47 am

    This is one of the best post Tejaswini ji. Seems like this is your last post or a conclusive post on Rahu Ketu and beyond this their is nothing to share on Rahu Ketu. Love it.


  3. Shala November 7, 2021 / 10:54 am

    Thank you maam for this..
    One of my favorite memories from childhood is my grandfather telling me about the samudra manthan and me being fascinated with simhika’s name when he told me svarbhanu’ s, story. Every lioness I saw in my childhood I referrred to as simhika.
    As you said, once we see charts and find everyone’s behavior so predictable as dictated by the graha, the desire to overcome this predictability becomes stronger …


  4. aashishghiya November 7, 2021 / 11:06 am

    Respected Mam..Good Morning..
    Hope u all are fine and safe..!!

    Khubaj sundar varnan..thank u for all ur posts..which i always re-read..can u pls recommend me books to start with..for my personal/religious/spritiual growth..

    As through ur posts i am getting brief knowledge (as per my iq) wd like explore more..pls..

    Through ur posts also analysing my horo..moon (in 6th) asc.lord (in 8th) venus-jupiter conjuct (in 9th)😊😊

    Mam..i know..i am a baalak for u..compared to your knowledge..but pls request u to bless me with all ur Guru..



    • astrologerbydefault November 7, 2021 / 12:20 pm

      Hi there
      I am not a Guru. I revere my own Satguru and follow his directions.

      Find the Guru tattva in your own self or in any of the philosophical works, eg Upanishad or deities eg Surya Agni etc. Something that pulls you towards yourself.

      If you can understand Hindi or Bengali then the Pranav Gita by Shri Jnyanedra Mukhopadhyay, its in 2 parts. i have recently bought a few copies on exoticindia though they charge quite exorbitant shipping (do not read the English version, it is very badly done)

      if you can understand Marathi then Dasbodh by Samarth Ramdas Swami or the Jnyaneshwari by Jnyaneshwar Maharaj are very very useful.

      then the original Gita or Devi Mahatmya or the main Upanishads in Sanskrit.
      in Sanskrit are always useful. read one shlok a day. they will open themselves to you.
      my personal favourite is the Mandukya with its karika.

      I like reading the Ramayan and Mahabharat. They are very useful books for philosophy as well as how to live your practical life. buy a copy of the Sanskrit books with translations in your preferred language by Gita press.

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  5. Kinshuk Joshii November 7, 2021 / 11:48 am

    Just few days back, I was wondering.. Where am I heading to. What is the purpose of my being on this planet? What will happen to me and my wife, after we fulfill our grahastya ashram karma… And I thought, if only one more article in my favourite blog, giving me a guiding light… And lo behold, I am blessed.

    Thank you for sharing such beautiful, introspective and intriguing thoughts. 🙏🏻


  6. Shantnu November 7, 2021 / 12:02 pm

    November 7 is when you post this. Thanks Ashwini ji. God bless you.
    Let the Light shine. 🙂


  7. Jay November 7, 2021 / 12:49 pm

    Thank you.


  8. Gratitude November 7, 2021 / 1:07 pm

    Pranam Tejaswini Ma’am 🙏🏻

    What an insightful article on Rahu Ketu.. 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

    I noticed that there is huge market for Rahu-Ketu poojas..
    By showing them as villans and making people scary and feel like Rahu ketu only reason for their problems not actually their own actions..

    And Many astrologers couldn’t make people think why they need to give unpleasant results and how to divert their energies as you explained..

    Many times I read Samudra Madana story not only this after my graduation I had to read few of Ashtadasha puranas and many books in the search of God.. and I still remember I felt like what’s the uses of these old stories now and how it can help now ?? I just couldn’t get core meaning of our ancient scriptures until I come here..

    How beautifully you interlinking Stories to human body/nature through Devabasha Sanskrit..👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

    So this is the game.. first people know in the form of casual stories next realising true essence of those stories after searching or waiting so much through noble souls like you.. 🔥🔥🔥

    And here you understood these concepts and game very well because of your several lives persistent efforts and you witnessed true happiness and your generous and SELFLESS heart 💖 spreading that happiness to us.. 🎉🎊🙏🏻

    Thank you thank you thank you so much for your time and Selfless service mam.. I stopped feeling scared by seeing Rahu Ketu combination in my chart.. and just sharing your articles and blog to my friends and contacts.. I just just love to help people and you make my work so so easy mam.. I witnessed after following your remedies my friends could come out of their problems and all their gratitude and happiness belongs to you only mam..🙏🏻

    And yeah its belongs to their 9th house na I too started saying like that only 😜 and if it’s my rebalancing Of Karma to help people through astrology and you beautifully helping me and add colours to my life through this divine knowledge only I can feel this happiness to the fullest.. 🥰🥰🥰 thank you so much maa🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 sorry for the lengthy comment.. I couldn’t control myself without sharing with you mam.. 🙏🏻


  9. Subramanian Sankar November 7, 2021 / 2:30 pm

    Superb analysis


  10. Abhishek S November 7, 2021 / 3:12 pm

    I really love reading all your posts you write in so detail with example. Glad I subscribed to your astro blog. Godess Saraswati Ji s aashirwad is there on you. And I look forward to read new article written by you. Every weekend.


  11. prem November 7, 2021 / 3:56 pm


    It’s amazes me again again how wonderfully you can unfold a text and bring out its essence in such a brilliance…….


  12. Mayank J November 7, 2021 / 5:06 pm

    Hello Ma”am,
    the more one reads your blogs,more one becomes aware that its all within to be accessed.
    Undoubtedly, your blogs are more alike Devbhasham(English version) with many layers one can comprehend it into, which itself portrays everything from your own perception. The culture that I am brought up in, we are told to focus on Moksh and let the things unfold in its various ways.
    You have been a great inspiration to many of us. Grateful.


  13. Viknesh Mahendiran November 7, 2021 / 5:31 pm

    I sense the essence of life by reading your posts..


  14. Shala November 7, 2021 / 9:40 pm

    Maam i remember you mentioning in some post, that people doing any spiritual processes/ dhyaan for considerable time, should avoid looking directly at eyes when talking to others.
    My family was the first to point out that they got a headache if I was looking directly at them and talking. Later my friends also pointed that out. Now i look at nose only and talk.
    I have also been told by people including my grandmother that my body feels hot especially my hands when I touch them. It became wierd when some diabetic patients I examined for loss of sensation complained that they felt a burning sensation wherever I had examined them. Honestly I felt awkward.
    Being a medical professional, the first thing I did was to run tests just to rule out stuff. Now that these ‘ thing’s have persisted for about more than 3 years I have let it go and was toying whether I should address the doubt to you or not.
    Is there anything I need to change in my practice ( it’s just dhyaan on asan and mantra and havan pooja).

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    • astrologerbydefault November 7, 2021 / 10:21 pm

      Hi there
      if i look directly at other’s eyes for a few mins, they will get hypnotised.
      so i prefer looking at their mouth as they talk.

      hot hands are the first sign of energy being channelised into the body.
      Reiki initiation does this instantly by using the symbols, the hands become hot. and i have been told that Taichi practitioners take 10-15yrs to get to this level of hot hands.

      personally i do not touch anyone except my son, husband and dad.

      but a Dr naturally has to touch patients.
      so use them. give the energy a outlet so that it settles more easily into yourself. ie put your hands on your body for healing yourself.
      request your deity to help you do this. they should settle down to a faint vibration.
      but the other people who do not do pujas will always feel you to be warm.
      and that is natural.
      i have also mentioned that mantra are fire. eg Gayatri is the fire of a billion Suns. They are motion, they help you move faster towards your destination. and also give you the power to control that motion. ask your deity to give you this control.

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      • Shala November 7, 2021 / 10:34 pm

        Thank you for clearing that out for me🙏


  15. Hemangini November 7, 2021 / 10:53 pm

    Such an insightful post ! These posts immensely motivate us to learn more and lift ourselves higher ! Thank you so so much.


  16. Harshala S November 7, 2021 / 10:54 pm

    Namaste mam,
    I would like to ask you on why is the spirituality or sadhana so tough? Why are there 9 planets controlling our life, why are there thousands of deities , whose pooja will provide a sense of relief (if we get our prayer fulfilled) or misbelief (if we don’t get what we wish)? Why are there so many mantras? Which is the ultimate moksha mantra? Why realizing self is so tedious?

    You told about Soham jaap suggested by the satguru, it’s seems so easy, but then why again the mind wanders and distracts us, coz mind too is manifestation of ultimate parabrahma. Why mind does not co-operate to realise parabrahma?


  17. Harshala S November 7, 2021 / 11:34 pm

    Mam, Namaste, why are we so complex, our body houses voluntary organs, involuntary organs, circulation, breath, energy that we can feel like chi-balls, arishadvarga, emotions, chakras, energy which are unaware like kundalini, mahabharat inside us. Why parabrahma is inside annamaya kosha and 5 sheaths. Why should we struggle to see ourself.


    • astrologerbydefault November 8, 2021 / 8:49 am

      Hi there
      Thts why its called a Lila. we all have a Brahmanda within us. U can choose to make it as complex or as simple as u please. Tht will depend on ur level of consciousness ie awareness of ur own self.
      Read the upanishads. Or the pranav gita

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      • Harshala S November 8, 2021 / 9:02 am

        Thank you mam, to reply to my questions. Yes, consciousness is something I have not even touched upon.


  18. S November 8, 2021 / 12:09 am

    Namaste Respected Madam,

    Your blog is something else! Very enigmatic madam so much so that I feel it when I read. Every time I’m sure i have read every single one of your posts another link with a post I have not read pops up and amazes me. In fact once I took the time to go down the list one by one and made sure i read every one and then boom there is one I haven’t read! I’m very sure that I’m shown only the ones I’m supposed to read haha!


  19. Ak November 8, 2021 / 1:03 am

    Amazing & Awesome explanation of the esoteric meaning of Svarbhanu aka Rahu-Ketu in such systematic manner!!

    Thank you so much for this timely post on these key grahas when the true nodes are in forward motion on & off for the last several days along with all other planets during this chaturmas period, such a significantly remarkable time for sadhaks 🙏🙏

    I hope and request you to kindly consider writing on ‘Dashangula’ which I couldn’t find using search bar🙏

    Thank you again for your selfless sharing of this wealth of knowledge to the needy ones 🙏🙏

    Harih Om🙏


    • astrologerbydefault November 8, 2021 / 8:41 am

      Hi there
      Its the dashangula sthan. The space frm the ajnya chakra to the sahasrara complex.
      Physically the distance frm the third eye to the brahamarandhra. Thts why we put a tilak frm the third eye to the top of the forehead.

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      • Ak November 8, 2021 / 11:40 am

        Yes Madam ji, was searching for some clarity on the sahasrara complex chakras to address some of my concerns in the ‘para’ region. The 6 chakras upto Ajnya have a lot of information available in the internet but could seldom find anything above Ajnya. Since you have touched upon the space between Sun & the Dhruv tara (the very top point) as one of the meanings of Svar in this post, just thought of seeking some insights on the chakras in the region.

        Also, have another question on possible ‘marks’ developing on forehead or other parts of the body of a sadhak like Urdhva Pundra or Tri Pundra (like a natural tilak) as a result of sadhana over time… is that something you have experienced or known or heard of?

        Many thanks for the guidance 🙏


      • astrologerbydefault November 8, 2021 / 12:09 pm

        Hi there
        Why do u need information?
        Its not going to help u. These things are to b experienced.
        Why expect and anticipate? Let it unfold itself.

        Moles will appear at specific locations depending on the karma of the individual.

        And most common is a vertical depression ie a straight line frm the third eye to the bramharandhra forms. I have seen this is several sincere aspirants. Its quite visible on my forehead, too, it developed in my 20s.

        Some other signs are
        palms become very soft.
        Body face voice becomes very pleasing/ hypnotic
        The aura is very soothing, compared to a blooming lotus parijat champa etc flower.
        There is a sense of stillness around him.

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      • Abk81571 November 8, 2021 / 6:19 pm

        Thank you for reconfirming on the tilak and other signs for me Madam ji🙏🙏


  20. T November 8, 2021 / 1:15 am

    Hi Madam

    Why did the Vishnu not let the Svarbhanu live, given he was more intelligent than sun, moon and god himself, though briefly. If being asur was the only drawback of him?

    Also, if the god wanted the asuras too to have Amrit later on, why he created the Illusion in first place ( meaning He did not want them to have it)


    • astrologerbydefault November 8, 2021 / 8:39 am

      Hi there
      It describes how energy moves. They are not humans. We do not have ‘gods’
      Asur dissonant energy
      Sur resonant energy
      Vishnu satva gun
      Shankar tamo gun

      Think in terms of energy and its interactions and work out fr urself.

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  21. Harshala S November 8, 2021 / 3:07 pm

    Namaste mam,
    I was told by my astrologer that the house I’m living in has south-west and north-west vastu defects. My humble request is
    1. what are the remedies of those directions.
    2. If I consider my body as a vastu, then which parts of body indicates which direction.


    • astrologerbydefault November 8, 2021 / 4:03 pm

      Hi there
      Best wud b to get vastu expert to look over ur house. 90% houses are built with no consideration to vastu.

      The vastu purush diagram is very clear on body/directions

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      • Harshala S November 8, 2021 / 4:15 pm

        Namaste mam, thank you.


  22. Shweta November 8, 2021 / 4:10 pm

    Dear Mam,

    I have seen spiritual people becoming self sufficient individuals who are capable of helping others in need. Other ppl usually turn to take help from them.

    My question is how to know how much to help. My mil said, ppl come only to take help and forget you when in happy times. I don’t agree with her but also know where she is coming from. It feels very selfish to not help but sometimes our emotional resources are not enough to help either.

    Also, what is a play of karma wrt the help seeker and help giver. There generally exists a possibility for this to become a dependent relationship with one person only being a resource and other being a taker. Kindly guide how to evaluate whether or not to help and if we should then when and how much. Should we keep compassion away for karma to work or should there be compassion.



    • astrologerbydefault November 8, 2021 / 11:19 pm

      Hi there
      A genuine Yogi will never ‘help’ others. No Satguru will ‘help’ others. They are catalysts.
      By their mere presence they trigger positively inherent/hidden within the disciple.
      The extent of positivity will depend on his own potential, ie in astrological terms, the Dharma trikon.

      In my personal life, I never help others now, nor do I get involved in other’s lives.
      in my language ‘compassion’ means this. if the other asks, i give genuine advice. to follow or not is the other’s choice. I will not actively give of my energy to the other whatever the situation may be.
      When I was younger I used to. I gave a lot of my personal time, money and energy to help others overcome their issues. (possibly it was karma as i have a loaded 6th house). Even though I knew their horoscopes, which were rather low level, I thought that I could help them. I was an idiot back then.
      As I grew older I realised that these people remain in the better/elevated position only due to my presence in their lives. And always at a huge cost to me. It was parasitic in a horrible way.
      Once I go away from their lives, they fall back into the same trashy habits and debilitating thought patterns which had brought them pain earlier. They do not learn.
      So now I do not help anyone. At max, i point out the right path which will help them, but that is it. I do not involve myself in anyone else’s life.
      Eg someone recently tried to address me as ‘mother’ and then tried to ask me for something. Why should someone call me ‘mother’? I am mother to my son, no one else. Only the biological/adoptive mother is ‘Mother’, and obviously the Devi Mata. Call Her ‘Mother’ and see what she is willing to give Her child!
      I do not appreciate being addressed by these words creating relationships where none exist. Words like these are cords, traps. They create ego in the mind. You are subtly tied by these expectations from others.

      Look at your 6th house. If you have a planet there, you will be made to serve others as per this planet. Eg Moon in 6th, people will come to you for emotional comfort but you will never get emotional comfort even when you desperately need it.
      Look at your 11th house. If you have a planet there, you will actively be given the support that this planet signifies. Eg Moon in the 11th, you will be given support in all the ways of the Moon from others.

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      • Shweta November 9, 2021 / 12:01 am

        Thank you mam, this is one reason I am not able to work in NGOs or feel like donating at underprivileged facilities. My inner self feels who am I to help them, may be they are better off without perceived help.

        I am not able to convince anyone why I don’t feel like helping but just being is the biggest help. For social needs, need to visit relatives in hospitals or on death ceremonies but I find it useless too. Parties are themselves waste of energies. Birthdays or get together are all fake bonding. If we donot involve ourself in these social activities, how do we socially exist? What activities are suitable to connect and keep little bonding especially when main aim of living is to attain our best spiritual self.

        Best Regards

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      • astrologerbydefault November 9, 2021 / 12:39 am

        Hi there
        If u r a Gruhast then you have to participate in activities which create bonds in the families ie create a society. That is ur Dharma. Set ur perspective accordingly.
        There r several kathas which emphasise this.
        Do not underestimate social duties as per Gruhast Dharma. Even a simple housewife who takes care of her family, husband, child, household etc as Dharma gains on the spiritual level.
        Every action as per Dharma that u take is towards urself.
        Eg a child has to learn. A worker has to work. A parent has to nurture a child. A child has to take care of the aged parents. Visiting elders in hospital. Celebration of births. Keeping Vrat. Going fr pilgrimage. Pujas and functions of the 16 Sanskars. That is all Dharma. It is necessary fr growth of the individual as well as the society.

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      • Aprajita November 11, 2021 / 12:46 pm

        Namaste Tejaswini Ji,

        For Rahu in 6th house of Sagittarius, what type of service need to be done?

        Thanks & Regards 🙏🙏


      • astrologerbydefault November 11, 2021 / 2:54 pm

        Hi there
        its a good position, i wrote a post on this.
        you have to choose your profession sensibly.

        rahu is not connected to service requirements, that is mainly saturn’s domain.

        but as your rahu is in the 6th house, he will ensure that whatever you choose to do, ie work, you will gain from it. you will be so passionate about your work. others will recognise you for it.
        the sign and its lord will give more pointers.
        eg if its taurus, its possible that you love cooking food and your family really appreciates you fr that.
        yours is Sagittarius, it indicates religious pujas in the house, pilgrimages, ancestor tarpan, kuldevata pujas, a religious or philosophical bent of the mind.
        you have a persuasive way of putting your ideas, so use this ability wherever you feel like. eg lawyer, teacher etc

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      • Aprajita November 13, 2021 / 7:43 pm

        Thanks a lot for your guiding words Tejaswini Ji 😇🙏😇


  23. VPR November 8, 2021 / 4:48 pm

    Swarbhanu as a whole is rahu & ketu..and from the name swarbhanu i recollect that in higher divisional charts it is observed that sometimes both Ra-Ke are conjunct together in a house, what does it signify?


    • astrologerbydefault November 8, 2021 / 10:51 pm

      Hi there
      I do not understand why ask detailed questions on topics without understanding the basics.
      Planets do not become ‘conjunct’ in the divisional charts, ever.
      Eg in the Navamsha, they might get allotted to the amsha owned by the same sign. This is not ‘conjunction’.
      Conjunction is possible only in the D1.
      fr my own shodash varga, if I go around saying that my Rahu Ketu are ‘conjunct’ in 7 of the 16 DC, am sure that my Dad will lol.

      I think the problem is the DC are always shown in the same 12 rashi format. This is just one part of the analysis, ie it will just be the ‘rashi tulya’ part of the analysis.
      If they do get allotted to an amsha connected to the same rashi then naturally they will be influenced by the same energy at that DC level.
      The different amsha in the different DC have presiding deities. No one ever uses these.
      Eg I want to find out which deity will help me in all ways in spiritual growth. So this would be the deity linked to the ascendant degree in my D20. And no surprise, this is the deity, I have always loved since I was a small child, even when I did not know about the DC20.
      If two planets get allotted to the same deity then obviously they will be influenced by the same deity.

      and finally the other DC cannot create new results. they indicate the potential etc but always under the overarching power of the DC1.


      • T November 8, 2021 / 11:32 pm

        Hi Madam

        What does it indicate if the R, K occupy the same house in multiple DC, apart from the fact that they will be influenced by same house lord for that particular DC.

        Also, will the ascendant degree remain same for othet DC than DC1, also where to know the different dieties for different degree? I also feel inclined towards few deities, just curious to know if the same coincides from charts.

        Thanks a lot


      • astrologerbydefault November 9, 2021 / 12:31 am

        Hi there
        First learn more about the basic chart DC 1. Read the basic books. BPHS
        Start learning astrology systematically.

        I answer most questions on this blog but not silly questions. Tell me, how can the asc deg fr a specific birth ever change???


      • Sunny November 9, 2021 / 9:02 am

        Hello ma’am,
        Can you please tell more about D20 and deity linked to the ascendant degree in D20?


      • astrologerbydefault November 9, 2021 / 11:12 am

        Hi there
        The list of 20 deities is given in Bphs.
        Divide the 30 deg of the sign into 20 parts. Each part will b 1 deg 30min. Check which deity is fr the amsha containing ur asc deg


      • VPR November 9, 2021 / 4:03 pm

        Sorry for the misconception, but because i’ve seen so many astrologers on youtube & other blogs/places analyse the other DCs with the techniques of D1 like 1st lord in 4th, sun mars in 5th etc…so casually i put it as a conjunction

        until i came across one astrologer who discussed about the concept of saumya navamsha & kroor navamsha and how actually D9 should be read…


      • astrologerbydefault November 9, 2021 / 6:45 pm

        Hi there
        i do not have any opinion of most ‘youtube astrologers’. generally they have no depth of knowledge. but they have very good speaking and video editing skills.

        fr navamsha analysis, i have mentioned several times, CS Patel books and personal study.
        other DC, i havent come across good books,
        but then BPHS and other standard reference books are always there.
        ‘rashi tulya’ is just one small part of the DC analysis.

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    • T November 9, 2021 / 11:01 am

      Hello Madam,

      I was aware that Asc degree remains same for a person, but you had mentioned that planet linked to ascendant degree in D20, hence I got confused.

      The nakshatra devata linked to Asc nakshatra as per ( is the same which you were mentioning?

      E.g. I have hast asc. for which the Savitr (the sun) is deity. I also found that He occupies 1st house in my D20. This is the same linkage which you were mentioning?

      Sorry for silly questions



      • astrologerbydefault November 9, 2021 / 11:13 am

        Hi there
        The list of 20 deities is given in Bphs.
        Separate fr odd and even signs etc.
        Divide the 30 deg of the sign into 20 parts. Each part will b 1 deg 30min. Check which deity is fr the amsha containing ur asc deg

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  24. Sirisha November 8, 2021 / 8:39 pm

    Namaste Mam,

    Thank you very much for the beautiful post. Am so blessed and lucky to find your website.
    Am a beginner to the spiritual world. My question is not with the current blog but can I please ask a suggestion here.

    Am trying to do Soham practice every day since couple of months, but for some reason am unable to focus on it. After a couple of minutes, getting negative thoughts and am unable to continue the practice. Since two months reading Sri Sooktam as well but no luck.

    Am Capricorn ascendant with Jupiter and Mars in 12H and Asc being in 10H with Venus

    Can you please help me?



    • astrologerbydefault November 8, 2021 / 9:25 pm

      Hi there
      U have to help urself. Keep doing it. Request your source of faith to b with u.
      U have just started 2 mths ago, do you expect ur mind to still immediately? Innumerable lives their influences vasana karma to silence in a mere 2 months?

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  25. Shala November 9, 2021 / 12:14 am

    Maam, my question has been triggered by your response to a query. “About not extending beyond our limits to help others. ”
    Personally in my hospital, though am not really senior, since my track record with patients is good and I currently have the lowest/ negligible mortality rate with patients, lot of times senior doctors tend to pass on patients doing bad to me, so that it does not figure on their records. Once they come to my ward, they invariably end up doing better( I work hard at it besides other unknown factors) and, then again they are either transferred back to those senior units or discharged.
    Personally I already expend a lot of energy on my patients as it is.
    Taking on other people’s patients because they can’t cope up with a bad case adds to my load.
    I always agreed to take it thinking it’s ok, maybe extra life saved… ( plus lot of pressure from staff saying stuff like ‘ in your unit they will make it’. But at cost of so much personal energy drain at various levels. ( not just physical)
    I am thinking perhaps I am wrong
    and I should just let people deal with their own incompetence.
    ( my 5 th and 9 th houses are already loaded) .. Perhaps my sentiment rises from that.


    • astrologerbydefault November 9, 2021 / 12:42 am

      Hi there
      Professional ethics and personal energy boundaries
      You have to decide fr urself what balance feels right fr u.

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  26. Haylie November 9, 2021 / 3:54 am

    Your writing is so beautiful and vivid. Its easy for one to visualize the events as you have written them. Thank you for sharing this!

    I remember as a child always seeing bright lights swirling and flashing whenever I closed my eyes, even in the dark. I had forgotten about that until I read the paragraph in your post. It stopped at some point- perhaps in my teens? Is that normal? I have very sincerely started sadhana again earlier this year- I hope it comes back.


  27. Harshala S November 9, 2021 / 8:49 am

    Namaste mam,
    I need your advice, like elders say that while eating food we should not sway our legs and eat (when using chair and table). I have a tendency, normally while reading, sometimes while doing Reiki (I am a student and it’s only a month now), while watching TV when some music plays (I am not keen on any specific beats), my body tends to sway either forward backward or side ways. Why is it, if it’s not right, please let me know.


  28. Vishakha November 9, 2021 / 10:04 pm

    Dear Tejaswini, Hari om!

    This is a question about Avatars. “Avatarati”…to descend…

    That a human is subject to Karma (and therefore his/her horoscope) is easy to comprehend. But the descent of the Lord into Manushya Loka, Bhu loka must also mean a descent into the realms of Navagraha…and at this point my intellect happily shuts down.

    How can Ishwar Dharma be confined to the configurations of Navagraha? Life events depicted in Ramayana and Mahabharata may seem so but the idea that the Lord is subjected to the same rules of this realm is not easy to grasp.

    Rahu-Ketu in the horoscope of an Avatar? Incredulous, impertinent thought! (and I’m sure a bit amusing to the Lord Himself!)

    May Shri Hari bless me …with a mellowing of my Mercury!

    (I’m not sure if this has been addressed in your posts…)

    Warm regards, Vishakha

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    • astrologerbydefault November 10, 2021 / 12:03 pm

      Hi there

      The consciousness of the Satvagun lowers itself down and takes birth as a human on this earth. from our perspective these are one off souls created for a specific mission.

      Will try to give an example.
      suppose you are playing your favourite game on the console. it has 100 stages.
      After you cross the 90th stage, you suddenly feel like playing the the 48th level again. So you reenter the game directly at the 48th stage. You can reenter any level of the game till the 90th stage as you have already completed it.
      So even though you are in stage 48, playing it, your knowledge of the game strategy, weapons etc remains at the 90 stage level. The game scenes are of the lower stage 48. You are aware of what is going to happen, what kind of boss is going to come up etc. Your awareness is stage 90 and physically you are in stage 48.
      If there were other players in the game at stage 48, they might think that you are a very expert player, have extraordinary abilities etc, might think of you as a god, an avtar.
      You have lowered yourself from your 90 level to temporarily play the 48th level for your own enjoyment.
      Here 90 level are the Gun.
      The 100th level would be the advaita. If you cross the 100th level, you are no more a jivatma, you are the Paramatma, the Advaita. But even here, if the players at the stage 48 really request you to come down, you can assume a shell of a jivatma player and enter the stage 48.
      For these players who have finished the game, there is no creation of karma, nothing from the stage 48 can touch them, they are always in Sva-anand, ie realization of the Self, they know the game does not really exist. they have experienced the ultimate eternal foundation, ie the Sanatan Dharma.

      back to the Gun. The Trigun are the Vama Jeyshtha and Raudri chakras of the head, ie the Sahasrara complex. Technically the domain of the Surya graha. Closest to the source. But obviously not the Source.
      they are the topmost triangle of the Shri yantra, closest to the central Bindu.

      The avtars are humans, their body/ environment are bound by the chart of their birth moment. Even Devi Lalitatripursundari, the Prakruti does not break her own laws. She too is bound. So the trigun too, who are her ‘body’ also cannot break any of the laws of Prakruti. If they take birth, ie take on a human body, they are going to live as humans and physically die as humans. Others around them will think of them as exceptional humans. And they would be aware of their internal reality of being the Satvagun but still play the part required of them.
      Worshipping an Avtar can take you only till the Gun, ie worship Shri Vishnu and attain Krama Mukti travel via Devayan to the Vaikunth lok. Be with Shri Vishnu till Mahapralaya, after which all will be dissolved.

      The only exception to all this drama is the Jivanmukt, the sakshat Sat Guru. You might think that this is a human, ie who seems to be in the body from our perspective. think that he is old, aged, ill, tired, etc, as per the horoscope. But from his perspective he is the Advaita. The Advaita is far far beyond the Gun, Prakruti, Purush, Duality etc, these are all still under the control of Maya. Advaita is the Nirvishesh, Nirgun, Nirvikar, something that cannot be described in the language of the created universe.
      Every genuine aspirant wants to attain this Sadyo Mukti, attain a state of ‘Is’, there is no coming/going here. It Is.

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      • ANAND November 10, 2021 / 12:37 pm

        Pranaam Madam,
        Your explanation is simply brilliant. I have no more words.


      • Gratitude November 10, 2021 / 8:47 pm

        Pranam Tejaswini Mam 😊🙏🏻

        What an amazing clear cut explanation.. 👌🏻 more power to your creative examples..💪🏻⚡

        So from conscious intelligence (Advita) two things came purush and prakruti.. purush is still energy and prakruti movable energy.. and from prakruti 3 Gun came.. as we humans we only know two dimensions time and space but this creation has 10 dimensions (dasa maha vidhyas) and all avataras bound by srushti rules..

        Your 1 to 100 levels of game explanation connected my dots so easily mam.. 🌷🌷🙌🏻🙌🏻
        kudos to your creativity.. 🙏🏻🙏🏻

        Thank you so much..🙏🏻🙏🏻

        And Mam I remembered once you said somewhere to inform you if any unreachable YouTube links there on any articles..

        I found here 👆🏻 after Maha Vishnu pic, in the second paragraph ending lines vishnu sahasranama by uma mohan link deleted mam..

        Here exactly 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

        “””””The burst of energy from this practice is infinite. Its energies are healing, even if you cannot recite, listening to it (I like this recital by Uma Mohan) also benefits..”””


        Kindly when you have free time address this mam.. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
        And I apologise if I address subtle thing mam.. please don’t mind it kindly..🙏🏻🙏🏻

        With Lots of love and gratitude 🌷🌷🙏🏻🙏🏻


  29. R November 10, 2021 / 2:53 am

    A deep and meaningful article, as always! For as many lives as I have to live out, I always would pray to be reborn as a Sanatani in India to spiritual parents. The depth and breadth of our ancient ancestors is unmatched! I wonder, why, in the present times out country has become so unmoored and distant from its own heritage. Thank you for another great, thought provoking post.

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  30. pranaychinni November 10, 2021 / 9:13 am

    Madam Mercury in cancer(8th house in ashlesha-3 pada) aspected by jupiter from Pisces(4th) empty 10th house? Unable to Interpret career using keywords ?


  31. Vishakha November 10, 2021 / 4:56 pm

    ajo ’pi sannavyayātmā bhūtānām īśhvaro ’pi san prakṛitiṁ svām adhiṣhṭhāya sambhavāmyātma-māyayā …

    Only He can be immanent and transcendental at the same time!🙏

    Salutations to Bhagavatpada Shankaracharya! Salutations to the Advaita Parampara!

    Thank you…


  32. Harshala S November 10, 2021 / 8:16 pm

    Namaste mam,
    I need your advice, during dhyana, and in ardha padmasana, the left leg on top gets numb and heavy and then I have to give up focus -step to be in stillness. I would have completed Soham jaap, but fail to sit still for 30min, due to leg issue.
    Can you guide me with any corrections and suggestions, Please


    • astrologerbydefault November 10, 2021 / 9:31 pm

      Hi there
      you can change the posture while doing the 108 mantra. no issues, just keep your head, neck, back etc aligned as you change your legs position.

      do suryanamaskar or any other yogasan as per your health status. make it a point to sit on the ground, crosslegged, rather than in a chair. the body will get used to it. today people are not used to sitting crosslegged or in asan or on the ground. it will come with practice.
      sitting with the legs down is not good, pran seems to drain out in this position.
      personally i feel very uncomfortable if i have to sit with my legs down, eg in a chair/couch or in a car. so i always sit cross legged, even in my office chair. even when i travel.
      recently i had to travel for about 3000km in 5days in a car, sat cross legged throughout that journey.

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      • Harshala S November 10, 2021 / 9:49 pm

        Oh, I wasn’t knowing this, thank you mam.


  33. DV November 10, 2021 / 10:52 pm

    Very unrelated question from the post.
    What can I as a woman do during the 4-5 days of menses to increase stability and use the body’s destruction process for my spiritual growth?

    Many thanks for sharing your knowledge.


  34. magendar November 11, 2021 / 8:14 am

    Thank you Tejaswini ji,

    I am a newbie to astrology and the vastness of hidden knowledge in our vedas and scriptures. I’ve been reading your blog and learning a lot from it. The way you unpack this science and share the essence with practical tips is mind boggling. Also realise that you are doing this from your heart. Best wishes and my heartfelt thanks to you.

    Meanwhile, if Rahu is in 9th house am I right in interpreting that there is karmic debts around ill-treating gurus, elders in previous lives? Would surrendering to gurus and taking care of elders (say old age homes) is the way to atone and change deep ingrained habit?

    regards, Magendar


    • astrologerbydefault November 11, 2021 / 8:47 am

      Hi there
      Not really. Every planet in the 9th works well unless further afflicted. Its a generally good position.
      This means tht u were putting off doing the 9th house activities in ur past lives so in this one
      u will feel attracted to 9th house keywords.
      So try to go fr pilgrimages, do pujas in ur house, kuldevata will b very generous, respect ur Guru, ancestors and elders they will easily give blessings, Luck will b there etc.
      Wht to do with all this energy u build up will start making more sense in ur mid 40s.

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      • magendar November 12, 2021 / 12:27 pm

        Thanks for replying Tejaswini ji. Feel relived 🙂 One follow up question though.

        Like the way you segue into “So who am I really? A puppet, an actor, the director?”.

        Does that mean a particular Mahadasha, say Rahu MD will pan out differently when you happen to be in your 20s than in your 50s? With more awareness and wisdom, you can wait out your turn and balance the lop sided energies (gun)?

        Basically deploy more free will than to succumb to automatic habits or actions?


      • astrologerbydefault November 12, 2021 / 2:37 pm

        Hi there
        After they mature,
        1. They r able to give more balanced results. U r able to make use of their abilities more fully and confidently
        2. the mind is able to make better sense of whts happening with their keywords so less turbulence

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  35. Harshala S November 11, 2021 / 8:40 pm

    Namaste mam,
    I need your views on this, during dhyana I felt a tingling sensation between tip of thumb and forefinger, when the Dyana mudra was made (during stillness phase,after Soham jaap).
    Why is this, coz it was not permanent. Also when we pray to god in namaskara-mudra, this tingling is not felt, why is it.


    • astrologerbydefault November 11, 2021 / 10:27 pm

      Hi there
      pran chanelised in the mudra
      in namaskar the entire palm will get warm then actually hot, if you have recited your mantra with clear intention and intensity , the Japanese Reiki teacher called this heat as ‘Reiki’

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      • Harshala S November 12, 2021 / 8:21 am

        Thank you mam


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