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Navagraha Puja - Ketu (For Happiness and Prosperity) (Audio CD)

Navagraha Puja - Ketu (For Happiness and Prosperity) (Audio CD)
Smt. Aswini Bhide Deshpande
Sony BMG Music Entertainment India Pvt. Ltd. (2007)
Item Code: IZZ754
Price: $28.00
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From the CD
Smt. Aswini Bhide Deshpande
Conceptualized & Scripted: Smt. Prerana Thakore
Singer: Raghunandan Panishikar Ravindra Sathe
Music Arrangement: Kamlesh Bhadkamkar
Catlogue No: 5085392
Format: Audio CD

About the CD

A bodly placed ketu generates family fights loss of wealth injury to family members and other miseries. However his regular worship (Thursday/Saturday) grants good health, wealth and all around properity and success.

Jyothish Shastra or Hindu Astrology is based on an elaborate calculation of the position of nine planets or navgrahas. Depending upon where these planets are located at the time of a person birth Hindu believe that the possibilities and potentialities of a man life and energies are determined well in advance. Classical Vedic astrology uses the seven visible planets Surya (Sun), Chandra (Moon) Mangal (Mars) Budha (Mercury) Guru (Jupiter), Shukra (Venus) and Shani (Saturn). The other two Rahu and Ketu are also fabled as planets, the former as a planet with a head and no body and the latter as a planet with a body and no head.

Each of these nine planets exerts and influence in our lives which is called ‘Dasha’ and it can be known from one horoscope. In casting a horoscope the heavens are commonly represented by a circle divided into 12 intersections, house. Each of these house is assigned several departments of human life such as wealth or marriage. The planet that falls within a particular house is said to influence matters pertaining to that house. It is not man alone that is subject to changes of fortune. If one known the planetary position at the time of commencing a job or enterprise with its help one should be able to find out how it would take shape how one would fare in it.

Why Do a Navagraha Puja?
Navagraha puja is an extremely useful & beneficial puja, since its worship soothes and heals all the difficult energies of that planet in our life and also encourages the positive energies from that same planet to flow toward us. This puja is recommended for all particularly those whose planets are detrimental or malefic as per horoscope (Dasha). Thus the favour of all the Grahas must be conciliated before every auspicious event to accomplish it successfully. Chanting the Navagraha Mantras everyday with devotion enables one to overcome one adversities and achieve happiness in life. The Navagrahas are the custodians of our overall well being and influence our destiny.

The highlight of the albums in the Navagraha Puja series is the shodashopchar Puja (‘Shodas’-sixteen, ‘upchar-rituals) i.e. 16 ritual puja for each graha. These being – Avahanam, Asanam, Padhyam, Arghyam, Achamanam, Panchamrut snanam, snanam, Yagnopavitam, Vastram, Gandham, Pushpani, Dhupam, Deepam, Vaivedyam, Niranjanam, Namaskaram. One could also do panchopchar (5 ritual) Dashopchar (10 ritual) or an Ashtatrinshad upchar (38 ritual) to worship the Grahas. The albums also include some rituals from the Ashtatrinshad upchar vidhi such as abhishekam ang-pujan, nam-pujan, namavali (chanting the 108 names of the Graha) etc. and also included certain important mantras specific to each graha.

Thus the albums in this series involve a step-by-step puja of each Graha to help on worship the Graha at one's Own convenience and by one's own self while it would be ideal for one follow this puja, purely listening to these albums with utmost de lion is also a puja in itself, a `manas-puja each Graha.

Ketu (For Happiness and Prosperity)
Ketu, the South Node of the Moon means a 'sign or a 'banner' in Sanskrit. If Rahu is the planet of worldly desire, then Ketu is the planet of otherworldly desire, or spirituality. Ketu represents the spiritual process of evolution or the refinement of materialization to spirit.

The karakas, or indicators of Ketu are focused intelligence, indicator of liberation, indicator of wisdom, non-attachment, other worldly interests, fantasy, penetrating insight, derangement, carrier of arms and weapons, invisibility and physic abilities. ,

Ketu is considered to be bad and full, of hindrances — generates family fights, loss of wealth, injury to family members and other miseries. However his regular worship grants good. health, wealth, and all around prosperity.

Colour — smoky grey, Nature - Secretive, Stone —Cast Eye Moonstone, Metal — Cast Iron, Day of worship —Thursday/ Saturday, Direction ruled— North East.

Step For Ketu Puja
Please note
To do a `puja', what one needs most is devotion. Puja can be as elaborate or as simple as one desires. Even the `puja' materials can be exhaustive, or absolutely minimum as one would like to have. Shri Krishna in the Bhagwad gita says "Whoever offers me leaves, flowers, fruits, water, etc. with love and devotion, I accept" (Chapter 9, shlokas26).

Preparing for the Puja
1. Make the `sthaapan' ready,— place the `puja bajoth' (`chowki' or a wooden stand) in a manner such that the deities face east. You should sit facing the `Sthaapan'. 2. Cover the `bajoth' with a black cloth.

3. Now place three `tarbhanas' (any small _ size metal plate) - one in the center (for the presiding deity-Vishnu), one on the right hand side (for Ganesh) and one on the left (for Ketu)

4. Next place a beetle leaf in each `tarbhana' and place the respective idols pictures on each beetle leaf. ‘if one does not have the idol/picture, then place a beetle nut (`sopari') on each beetle leaf, the beetle 'nuts representing indicative of the respective deities.

5. Keep the following. `puja' items ready `Aasan' (carpet), `chandan', `kumkum', `abir' (white powder), `haridra-churna' black flowers, leaves specific to the deities i.e. `Durva' for Ganesh, `Tulsi' for Vishnu, and `Darbh' for ‘Ketu’, Kesar,coconut, ‘Panchamrut’ (a mixture of milk, ghee, honey, sugar and curd), certain ‘Puja’ utensils (‘tarbhana, Panchapatra, achamani a metal spoon used in puja, ‘Kalash, ‘Katori, ‘thali’ ‘aarti’, bell, etc, of bras / copper/silver as per one’s choice). ‘dhupam’ (a form of incence). Deepam (light) and naivedhyam (cut fruit/dry fruit/sweet of milk/ oily spicy food-no ghee).

About the Artiste

Ashwini Bhide Deshpande, an outstanding artiste of the famed Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana, represents the new generation of young veterans worthy of wearing the mantle of the old maestros.

Born in a family with strong musical traditions, Ashwini completed Sangeet Vishaiad of `Gandharva Mahavidyalaya' at the young age of 16 and won the President's Gold Medal at the All India Radio Music Competition in 1977. After grasping the rudiments of Hindustani Classical music under Pt. Narayaprao Datar, she began to imbibe all the traditional aspects of stylized Jaipur-Gayaki under the strict tutelage of her mother, mentor and Guru, the renowned vocalist Smt: Manik Bhide, herself a student of many years of the living legend Ganasaraswati Smt. Kishori Amonkar. Currently, Ashwini is also receiving valuable guidance from another senior stalwart of the renowned Gharana; Pt. Ratnakar Pai.

Although a classical vocalist by temperament and training, Ashwini is equally at ease with lighter varieties like the Thumri and Bhajan. Ashwini's devotion repertoire is also well acclaimed, be it the works of Saint poets of Northern India or the Abhang rendition of Marathi Saint poets of the Warkari Sampradaya. Add to this, her fluency in Sanskrit that enriches her repertoire further.

Ashwini has featured regularly in almost all the prestigious concerts both in India and abroad. Her recorded music albums are available under all the prestigious labels like Sony Music, Navras Records, Saregama HMV, Times music, Music Today among others.

Ashwini, who lives 'in Mumbai, holds a Masters degree in Microbiology and a Doctorate in Biochemistry from the University of Bombay.

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