Know about Remedies (Mantras, Yantras, Gems, Lal Kitab, Colour Therapy, Rudraksh, Vastushastra)

Item Code: IDL069
Author: Shanker Adawal
Publisher: Sagar Publications
Edition: 2009
Pages: 718 (Illustrated with Charts and Figures)
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 8.9" X 5.8"
Weight 990 gm
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Book Description
There are large number of books available in the public domain which talks about various remedial methods that could be followed.

Also there are groups of people talk about the benefits of yoga, mantra, yantra and allied topics, each of which has a scientific logic as is the case with the manuscripts left behind by the Rishis.

As we all are aware, there are planets which by their interaction, govern our destiny. My belief, developed during the study of his science, is that destiny depends on four major things in equal proportion. These are; our previous karma, the place where we are staying, the people with whom we interact and our own efforts. These are the four parameters and within each comes the important of a large gamut of activities. There is a complex equation that is a matter of study and research which, like any other science, gets deciphered and known.

I therefore believe that chart the time of birth, coupled with the year's horoscope and the time at which the query is being asked, have to be co-related and a vector from them gives the correct analysis of the query.

Similarly, as each planet is associated with a colour and the colours are in turn related to vibrations - a complex phenomenon by itself; the various mantras, colour therapy and other remedies have relevance.

In this book I have tried to compile the remedies that can be used including Yoga, Mantra, Astro yantra, yagna and pooja, fast, gems, astro remedies, strotas and sahasranams alongwith colour therapy, rudraks, vaastu shastra remedies, lal kitab and other self help suggestions. I am sure the readers would find it handy and extremely useful.

I would like to thank Shri Saurabh Sagar, the publication, who motivates mo for writing, Renu, my wife who has been a very positive motivator and reminded mo to pursue astrology and write as this is my passion and my stress buster. Without the love and understanding of my daughter, Vrinda, it would not have been possible for me to get to this stage of this and the earlier books.

My special thanks to my mother Dr Krishna whose blessings have made me to strive and move ahead in life.

This is my 11th book and dedicated to my father Late Shri Kailash Chandra, who taught me this science as a child and who himself was greatly devoted to this subject in those days when there were no computers.

I would like to end this with the thought of Vrindavan and Banke Bihari whose blessings have been with me and I always look upon him all my endeavours.

Most people, when they think of Jyotish, the Indian system of astrology, invariably think of temples, gongs, incense, pot-bellied priests, amulets, Poojas and gemstones, all against the background of indecipherably mysterious but soothing chants. It seems that despite all the 'airing' that has gone on over last many years and despite the increasing openness in recent years - some individuals still consider Jyotish as beings some kind of a cloistered and sacred closet that has a mystical aura without which it cannot exists (therein lies the myth!). Some of these myths originate from ignorance or perhaps from partial knowledge while others are really rationalizations put forth tropical astrologers who feel the need to reconcile with the differences caused by different frameworks with somewhat rules and symbolism. Like any other form of astrology, Jyotish has its share of psychics that knowingly or inadvertently use the horoscope and stro-symbolism as launching pads for their psychic flights. The advice they give is astrologers, but their psychic flights. The advice they give is valuable and accurate, perhaps more so than that given by many astrologers, but their experiences should not be converted into astrological rules as they pose a problem for those who truly utilize astrological rules as a logical structure. Perhaps there is no purely logical astrologer as all of us are psychic and intuitive to some extent, but we are talking about relative degrees of logic v/s gut feeling here.

While denigrated and brushed aside as a fatalistic activity by nay Sayers, Jyotish and its associated 'Hindu' theory of Karma (though "Do unto others as you would be done by", the famous and familiar saying is hardly of Hindu origin or in Sanskrit, for that matter!) do not promote fatalism (doom and gloom!) or in any incontrovertible fate or predestine as being cast in the granite of time, Quite the opposite is true, actually! This is indicated by the very significant role of Muhurta or elective astrology (choose the right moment and you can change your basic fate) and remedial astrology (karma can be changed) are powerful messages against such 'modern' myths that try to chain Jyotish in the fetters created by their ignorance of what is the true big picture. If fate is sealed and we are merely sinning and hopelessly spiritual failures of puppets in the hands of some modern vintage would like us to believe, then what purpose does astrology serve? Other than confirming the morose existence and dire fate that we are destined to bear through our lifetimes and beyond (some even do not think there is a beyond!) - how would knowing a fate that cannot be changed serve us or our spiritual progress? Remedies on the other hands provide a ray of hope, but the concept while great can suffer the same fate as the opposite concept of predestined fate does. There are remedies and there are remedies. The commonest favorite being expensive gemstone and the recent trend of a large number of priests in some distance part of the globe chanting your sins away, for a donation. Astrologers are a resourceful bunch - always falling over one another in their eagerness to help! If gemstones; even a metal plate with mystic number engraved would do in a clinch! The list is endless and the sources for these are not any less in number. But can it all be that simple? Playing for your past sins is not a new concept and is prevalent in all religions other than some very modern bubbly ones, of course. But the concept of a rich person being able to clean up his karmic plate by frequent visits to the jeweler or to the internet-based priest is a bit difficult to absorb! If is not said that this may be necessarily impossible, but difficult to accept lock stock and barrel, all the same.

Modern practitioners and students of astrology generally toy an uneasy relations with remedial astrology. Although many individuals think of astrology as being a science, none of us are really oblivious to the empirical nature of the craft of astrology. Most of us worldly beings must, of necessity, live in a reality that is deeply grounded in the physical/material where cause is followed by effect and where symbols of rational thinking and scientific progress surround us and form much of our perceived daily reality. It is, therefore, difficult not to feel uneasy when we move away 'after' from a very earthy and rational way of looking at thing that are a part of our 'human experience'. When the links between the cause and effect regarding anything or any phenomenon seem tenuous and weak, we understandably become dubious and anxious. This has nothing to do with what is indeed true in the universe or what works, but just the different natures of the 'perceived' reality that we live in and the other much large one which is home to the astrological phenomena and spiritual reality.

Astrology - if we take a step away from the usual beaten path, falls into a domain that many skeptics would consider as being one infused with superstitious 'magical' thinking. Most of these people are grossly misinformed, if not totally ignorant, and convincing them by their rules of understanding becomes even more difficult because truth be told, we astrologers ourselves do not fully know the detailed modus operandi of astrology. We take for granted many primary assumptions or axioms. Some examples would be: why does Jupiter signify as a karaka for children? Why is Aries ruled by Mars?? How do different orientations of the zodiac work - simultaneously??? How do planets affect us or how do they indicate certain effects?? When does fate reign supreme and when does free-will take the reins? Despite the lack of concrete and rational explanations, we continue to practice and believe in astrology because we and those who came before us have empirically observed that it works! This, in itself is not something that we should feel tiny about! Many of the modern pharmaceutical preparations that we use, started out as folk remedies, were used for centuries because someone serendipitously happened to try those out, and the blessed weeds worked! The path from 'superstition' to science may to the open mind, would seem to extend from the willow bark to the wonder drug aspirin! Such may also be true for astrology, in an analogous manner.

It is a general belief that open-minded astrologers as a daring breed of pioneers willingly exploring uncharted waters! But, many of us modern astrologers draw the line when it comes to the use of astro-remedies. Remedies such as gemstones, which are believed to resonate with or against certain planetary vibrations or qualities, one must admit, assume a lot admit, assume a lot do require a strong modicum of belief. One asks: What are these planetary vibrations? Why can we not measure these with our marvelous scopes and gauges? Are these energies akin to light, magnetism, sound, or do they represent a subtle form of energy that lies tantalizingly just beyond our boundaries of physical perception? On somewhat similar principles rest the basis for using natural essences (flower essences), herbs, which are utilized in rectifying ill effects caused by or relating to planetary afflictions. The long line-up extends at least up to the horizons of our perception and conceptualization.

Vedic astrology, despite its very strong ties with the Karmic hypothesis and its implied 'fatalistic' misconception, has a very well developed and detailed remedial system. Ironically, this also underscores the fact that Vedic astrology supports the view that destiny can be changed by our willful actions and certain procedures, and hence really advocates the supremacy of individual choice and free-will! The remedial medicine bag of the Jyotishi (vedic astrologer) includes tools such as penance, fasting. Special spiritually-endowed sound vibrations (Mantras), glyphs and devices (Yantras) and religious ceremonies (Pooja) with charity (the concept of tithe may sound more familiar to some readers of this article!). Some of these measures undoubtedly sound fantastic, perhaps even voodooishly magical to the 'modern' mind, and even to some who have otherwise an unshakable faith in the veracity of astrology! In matters of 'belief' such as these, there is always a degree of personal decision involved. We alone can ultimately decide how far we would be willing to let our circle of acceptance stretch, regardless of the perceived or actual truth in the phenomenon under scrutiny! It must be noted that even within science, many scientific phenomena may sound magical and fantastic - despite detailed and satisfactory explanations - to those who are not specialists in the specific area. Medicine is probably privileged to have a lion's share of these over the years that it has ruled the roots of healing crafts.

In Vedic astrology, a given planets is described as having two kinds of attributes. It is either strong/weak (a quantitative attribute) or benefic/malefic (a qualitative attribute). One need not block ones mind by getting hung up on the terms. Many astrologers refer to these two attributes interchangeably, sometimes out of carelessness. On the other hand there also exist in traditional texts references to planets which are cruel, kruras - the Sun for instance - but which are not necessarily malefic; somewhat akin to having a strict father or teacher! It is important to understand that gemstones are only capable of strengthening weak planets. They must not be used when the planet is a malefic. As a ready-reckoner, when a planet is in exaltation, in its own sign, in its special sign (Moolatrikona), placed in the sign of a friend, in an angle or trine or in its angle or Kendra of power (e.g., Jupiter, Mercury in 1st , Venus, the Moon in 4th, Saturn in 7th and Mars, the Sun in 10th),. Then it is strong. A similar brief consideration for determining a malefic planet would be: if it rules the 6th, 8th or 12th houses or if it rules the obstructive or Badhaka house (11th, 7th or 9th signs from the ascendant if the latter is in a cardinal, mutable or fixed sign, respectively), etc. Evidently there is more to these attribute determinations than this. This has practical implications. For example, if the lord of the 6th house is weak (the Moon for a Aquarius horoscope) we must not recommend that the person wear pearls! On the other hand, if the Sun is in Libra in the same horoscope, wearing a ruby (Sun's gemstone) would improve matters pertaining to the 7th house!

While weak benefics can be strengthened by gemstones, malefics can be propitiates by other forms of remedials, including fasting, performing good deeds or giving charity, immersing oneself into specific Mantras and other devotional acts. A malefic planet indicates a karmic factor that may be amenable to voluntary suffering! It must also be noted that though Mantras can be utilized for strengthening weak planets as well: however, they are generally very specialized and require appropriate Rituals in order to be effective. Merely chanting them after reading them off a text or a web page might not do the trick! It is safe to say that listening to properly recorded chants does induce some benefits, though.

About The Author
The author, Dr. Shanker Adawal is a management professional and is presently working with one of the fortune 500 Indian companies at a senior position. He is an MBA, PhD and has worked in various multi national companies in India and abroad before joining the present assignment. He has travelled extensively in Indian and abroad. He also has a keen interest in human rights.

He got interested in astrology when he was young, did his Jyotishacharya and has been doing research in this field for over three decades. His desire and aspiration to share the findings of his research and the new dimensions which can be given to this science prompted him to attempt and put the remedies in the form of a book so that the readers can benefit from the same.

He writes on aspects of astrology for leading magazines, newspapers and on the internet both in India and abroad. He has been felicitated with awards for his contribution in this field. The viewers have immensely appreciated his programs on the television channels. He can be contacted at

In this book he was dwelt with the various remedies ranging from yoga, mantra, pooja, colour therapy and other methods. This is a comprehensive book where the remedies have been related to various planets and their effect. The author has tried to compile the various remedies that are available in the public domain and that have been learnt from experience so that it could be beneficial to both the common man and those interested in the science of astrology.

This is the eleventh book of the author, the first being Bhrigu Samhita: Predictive Techniques Deciphered; second, Know about Jupiter & Saturn; third, Know about Mars & Mercury; fourth, Your Profession: Ups & Downs with Remedial Measures; fifth, Relationship: Marriage. Love & Sex; sixth Know about Luminaries: The Sun & The Moon; Seventh, Know about astrology: Complete Guide to Self Learning Course in Astrology; eighth, Know about Transit; ninth, Medical Astrology; and the tenth being Know about Rahu & Ketu.

Gayatri Mantras, Mantras for Planets, Mantras for Nakshatras, Saguna Mantras
5Astrological Yantras157
Yantras for Planets, Zodiac Yantras, Numerical Yantras for different purpose, Beesa Yantra
6Yanga and Pooja193
Power of Gems - Introduction, Power of Gems - Introduction II, Gems Treasure - World History, Gems Treasure - World History-II, Gems and Radiations, Red Coral-Utility, Navaratna Ring, Precious Stones - General, Gem - Therapy and Planets, Pathogenic Effects of Planets in different signs, Gems v/s Diseases, Mental-illness v/s Gems, Menstrual Troubles & Cancer v/s Gems, Brain Disorders and Gems, Hypertension and Gems, Minor Common Ailments and Gems, Heartache and Gems, Stomach Disorder, Eye Trobles, Diabetes, Utility of Gemstones - Summary (East/west), Use of Gemstones (West), Healing Stones - West
9Astrology and Remedies366
10Stotras and Sahasarnam385
11Remedies According to Lal Kitab453
Sun: Effects and Remedies, Moon: Effects and Remedies, Mars: Effects and Remedies, Mercury: Effects and Remedies, Jupiter: Effects and Remedies, Venus: Effects and Remedies, Saturn: Effects and Remedies, Rahu: Effects and Remedies, Ketu: Effects and Remedies, Miscellaneous Remedies
12Colour Therapy538
Numbers and Disease, Know your Lucky Colours, The Affinity of Colours and Numbers, The Role of Colour:- In Gem Therapy
13The Rudraksh576
14Vastushastra and Feng Shui607
Defects and Corrections, Vastu and Sacred Vegetation
15Self-help Suggestions632
16Notable Herbs in Human Welfare658
Medicinal Herbs, Herbs of Common Utility, Poisonous Herbs
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