Thursday 16 June 2011

Durga Chalisa (दुर्गा चालीसा)

Durga Chalisa (दुर्गा चालीसा)




Durga Chalisa (Hindi,English)

|| नमो नमो दुर्गे सुख करनी Namo Namo Durge Sukh karani
नमो नमो अम्बे दुःख हरनी Namo Namo ambe Dukh harani ||

|| निराकार है ज्योति तुम्हारी Nirakar hai jyoti tumhari
तिहूँ लोक फैली उजयारी Tihun lok pheli ujayari ||

|| शशि ललाट मुख महाविशाला Shashi lalat mukh mahavishala
नेत्र लाल भृकुटी विकराला Netra lal bhrikutee vikarala ||

|| रूप मातु को अधिक सुहावे Roop Matu ko adhika suhave
दरस करत जन अति सुख पावे Daras karat jan ati sukh pave ||

|| तुम संसार शक्ति लाया किना Tum sansar shakti laya kina
पालन हेतु अन्ना धान दिना Paalan hetu anna dhan dina ||

|| अन्नपूर्ण हुई जग पाला Annapurna hui jag pala
तुम्ही आदी सुंदरी बाला Tumhi adi sundari Bala ||

|| प्रलय काला सब नाशन हरी Pralaya kala sab nashan hari
तुम गौरी शिव शंकर प्यारी Tum gauri Shiv-Shankar pyari ||

|| शिव योगी तुम्हरे गुना गावें Shiv yogi tumhre guna gaven
ब्रह्म विष्णु तुम्हें नित ध्यावें Brahma Vishnu tumhen nit dhyaven ||

|| रूप सरस्वती को तुम धारा Roop Saraswati ko tum dhara
दे सुबुद्धि ऋषि मुनिना उबारा De subuddhi rishi munina ubara ||

|| धर्यो रूप नरसिम्हा को अम्बा Dharyo roop Narsimha ko amba
प्रगत भयं फार कर खम्बा Pragat bhayin phar kar khamba ||

|| रक्षा करी प्रहलाद बचायो Raksha kari Prahlaad bachayo
हिरनाकुश को स्वर्ग पठायो Hiranakush ko swarga pathayo ||

|| लक्ष्मी रूप धरो जग महीन Lakshmi roop dharo jag mahin
श्री नारायण अंगा समिहहीं Shree Narayan anga samihahin ||

|| क्षीर सिन्धु में करत विलासा Ksheer sindhu men karat vilasa
दया सिन्धु दीजे मन असा Daya Sindhu, deeje man asa ||

|| हिंगलाज में तुम्हीं भवानी Hingalaja men tumhin Bhavani
महिमा अमिट न जेट बखानी Mahima amit na jet bakhani ||

|| मातंगी धूमावती माता Matangi Dhoomavati Mata
भुवनेश्वरी बागला सुखदाता Bhuvneshwari bagala sukhdata ||

|| श्री भैरव लारा जोग तरनी Shree Bhairav lara jog tarani
छिनना भला भावः दुःख निवारानी Chhinna Bhala bhav dukh nivarani ||

|| केहरी वहां सोह भवानी Kehari Vahan soh Bhavani
लंगूर वीर चालत अगवानी Langur Veer Chalat agavani ||

|| कर में खप्पर खडग विराजे Kar men khappar khadag viraje
जाको देख कल दान भजे Jako dekh kal dan bhaje ||

|| सोहे अस्त्र और त्रिशूला Sohe astra aur trishoola
जसे उठता शत्रु हिय शूला Jase uthata shatru hiya shoola ||

|| नगरकोट में तुम्ही विराजत Nagarkot men tumhi virajat
तिहूँ लोक में डंका बाजत Tihun lok men danka bajat ||

|| शुम्भु निशुम्भु दनुज तुम मारे Shumbhu Nishumbhu Danuja tum mare
रक्त-बीजा शंखन संहारे Rakta-beeja shankhan samhare ||

|| महिषासुर नृप अति अभिमानी Mahishasur nripa ati abhimani
जेहि अघा भर माहि अकुलानी Jehi agha bhar mahi akulani ||

|| रूप कराल कलिका धारा Roop karal Kalika dhara
सेन सहित तुम तिन संहार Sen Sahita tum tin samhara ||

|| पण गर्हा संतान पर जब जब Pan garha Santan par jab jab
भाई सहाय मातु तुम तब तब Bhayi sahaya Matu tum tab tab ||

|| अमर्पुनी अरु बसवा लोक Amarpuni aru basava loka
तवा महिरना सब रहें असोका Tava Mahirna sab rahen asoka ||

|| ज्वाला में है ज्योति तुम्हारी Jwala men hai jyoti tumhari
तुम्हें सदा पूजें नर नारी Tumhen sada poojen nar nari ||

|| प्रेम भक्ति से जो यश गावे Prem bhakti se Jo yash gave,
दुःख-दरिद्र निकट नहीं आवे Dukh-daridra nikat nahin ave ||

|| ध्यावे तुम्हें जो नर मन ली Dhyave tumhen jo nar man laee
जनम-मरण ताको छुटी जाई Janam-maran tako chuti jaee ||

|| जोगी सुर मुनि कहत पुकारी Jogi sur-muni kahat pukari
जोग न हो बिन शक्ति तुम्हारी Jog na ho bin shakti tumhari ||

|| शंकर आचारज टाप कीन्हों Shankar Aacharaj tap keenhon
काम क्रोध जीत सब लीन्हों Kam krodha jeet sab leenhon ||

|| निसिदिन ध्यान धरो शंकर को Nisidin dhyan dharo Shankar ko
कहू कल नहिनी सुमिरो तुम को Kahu kal nahini sumiro tum ko ||

|| शक्ति रूप को मरण न पायो Shakti roop ko maran na payo
शक्ति गयी तब मन पछितायो Shakti gayi tab man pachitayo ||

|| शरणागत हुई कीर्ति बखानी Sharnagat hui keerti bakhani
जय जय जय जगदम्ब भवानी Jai jai jai Jagdamb Bhavani ||

|| भाई प्रसन्ना आदि जगदम्बा Bhayi prasanna Aadi Jagdamba
दाई शक्ति नहीं कीं विलम्बा Dayi shakti nahin keen vilamba ||

|| मोकों मातु कष्ट अति घेरो Mokon Matu kashta ati ghero
तुम बिन कौन हरे दुःख मेरो Tum bin kaun hare dukh mero ||

|| आशा तृष्णा निपट सातवें Aasha trishna nipat sataven
मोह मदादिक सब बिन्सवें Moh madadik sab binsaven ||

|| शत्रु नाश कीजे महारानी Shatru nash keeje Maharani
सुमिरों एकचित तुम्हें भवानी Sumiron ekachita tumhen Bhavani ||

|| करो कृपा हे मातु दयाला Karo kripa Hey Matu dayala
रिद्धि सिद्धि दे करहु निहाला Riddhi-Siddhi de karahu nihala ||

|| जब लगी जियूं दया फल पाऊँ Jab lagi jiyoon daya phal paoon
तुम्हरो यश में सदा सुनाऊँ Tumhro yash men sada sunaoon ||

|| दुर्गा चालीसा जो गावे Durga Chalisa jo gave
सब सुख भोग परमपद पावे Sab sukh bhog parampad pave ||

|| देविदास  शरण  निज  जानि  Devidas sharan nij jani
कराहोउन  कृपा  जगदम्बा  भवानी Karahoun kripa jagadamba bhavani ||

English Translation of Durga Chalisa


I bow to You O Goddess Durga, the bestower of happiness!

I bow to You O Goddess Amba, who ends all miseries.

The radiance of your light is infinite and all encompassing and all the three
realms (Earth, Heaven And the Nether World) are enlightened by Thee.

Your face is like the moon and mouth very huge. Your eyes shine with a
red glow and You have a Frightening frown.

O Mother! Your look is enchanting, the very sight of which ensures welfare
  of the devout.

All the powers of the World repose in Thee and it is You who provide food and
wealth for the World's survival.

Like the feeding Mother Annapoorna, You nurture the whole universe and You are the one who appears like the timeless Bala Sundari (young girl of extreme beauty).


At the time of dissolution, it is You, O Mother, who destroys everything. You are the beloved Consort of Lord Shiva, Gauri (Parvati).


Lord Shiva and all yogis always chant your praise Brahma,
Vishnu and all other Gods ever meditate on you.

You appear in the form of Goddess Saraswati too,
to grant wisdom to the sages and thus ensure their Welfare.

O Mother Amba! It was you who appeared in the form
of Narsimha, sundering the pillar.

Thus you saved Prahlad and Hiranyakashyap also went to
Heaven as he was killed by your Hands.

In the form of Goddess Lakshmi,
O Mother, you appear in this world and repose by the side of Shree Narayan.

Dwelling in the ocean of milk, O Goddess, with Lord Vishnu,

please fulfill my desires.

O Bhavani, the famous Goddess of Hingalaja is no one else but
you. Illimitable is your Glory, defying description.

You are yourself Matangi and Dhoomavati Mata. It is you, who appear as
Bhuvaneshwari and Bagalamukhi Devi to bestow happiness to all the people of this earth

It is you, who redeem the wolrd, appearing in the form of Shree Bhairavi,
Taradevi and Chhinnamasta Devi, and end its sorrows.

Reposing gracefully uopn your vehicle, O Goddess Bhavani, You are welcome
by the brave Langour (Lord Hanuman).

When you appear in the form of Goddess Kali, with sword in one hand and a
cupel in the other, even time flees in panic.

Beholding you, well armed, with a trident in your hand, the enemy's
heart aches with the sting Of fear.

You also repose in the form of Devi
at Nagarkot in Kangara. Thus all the three realms shudder in the might of your glory.

You slayed the demons like Shumbh and Nishumb and massacred the
thousand forms of the dreaded Demon Raktabeej.

When the earth was severely distressed bearing the load of the sins
of the arrogant Mahishasur.

You assumed the dreadful form of Goddess Kali and
massacred him along with his army.

Thus, whenever the noble saints were distressed,
it is You O Mother, who came to their rescue.

All the realms including the Amarpuri (divine realm) remain

sorrow-less and happy by Your Grace. O Goddess!

It is the symbol of your glory that is burning brightly at Shree JwalaJi.
All me and women Ever worship You, O Mother!

He who sings your glory with devotion, love, and sincerity remains
beyond the reach of grief And poverty.

He who meditates upon your form with concentration goes

beyond the cycle of births and deaths.

All the yogis, gods and sages openly declare that without your
favor one can't establish communion with God.

Shankaracharya had performed once a special penance called
Aacharaj and by virtue of which he had subdued his anger and desire.

He ever worshipped Lord Shankar and never for a moment

concentrated his mind on You.

Since He did not realise your immense glory, all his powers

waned and then He repented hitherto.

Then he sought refuge in you, chanted your glory and

'victory, victory, victory to Thee, O Jagadamba Bhavani'.

Then, O Primal Goddess Jagadamba Ji, you were propitiated and
in no time You bestowed Him with his lost powers.

O Mother! Severe afflictions distress me and no one except your
honored Self can provide relief please end my afflictions.

Hopes and longings ever torture me. All sorts of passions and
lust ever torment my heart.

O Goddess Bhavani! I meditate only upon you Please
kill my enemies O Queen!

O Merciful Mother! Show me your favour and make me feel

happy by bestowing me with all sorts of riches and powers.

O Mother! May I be receptable of Your grace as long as I live,

ever recounting the feats of Your Glory to all.

This way, whoever sings this Durga Chalisa shall ever enjoy all
sorts of pleasures and shall attain the highest state in the end.

Deeming Devidas to have sought Your shelter, O Bhavani, grant me Your favor.

 
Jai Maa Bhagwati!

Wednesday 15 June 2011

Nav Graha Sampurna Gyan (Jap, Mantra, Yantra, Dhan) - नव ग्रह संपूर्ण ज्ञान


अगर आपको कोई भी ग्रह दोष है और उसके लिए आपको कोई जाप, मंत्र, यन्त्र, तंत्र, दान या अनिय कोई उपचार चाहिए तो इस नव ग्रह चार्ट के हिसाब से करिए आपको तुरंत लाभ होगा.






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15 जून 21वीं सदी का अभूतपूर्व और अद्ïभुत चंद्र ग्रहण - Chandra Grahan 2011

15 जून 21वीं सदी का अभूतपूर्व और अद्ïभुत चंद्र ग्रहण
300 साल के बाद 30 दिन में 3 ग्रहण का दुर्लभ संजोग

जून को सूर्य ग्रहण
  15 जून को चंद्र ग्रहण
1 जुलाई पुन: सूर्य ग्रहण
ज्येष्ठï मास शुक्ल पक्ष की पूर्णिमा का विशेष महत्व
क्योंकि ज्येष्ठïा नक्षत्र, वृश्चिक राशि पर ग्रहण का स्पर्श
मूल नक्षत्र और धनु राशि पर खग्रास चंद्र ग्रहण का समापन
ग्रहण प्रारंभ बुधवार रात्रि 11:53 मिनट पर
खग्रास चंद्र ग्रहण प्रारंभ 12:52 मिनट पर
पूर्ण खग्रास 15 जून रात्रि 1:43 मिनट पर
खग्रास समाप्त 2:33 मिनट पर
ग्रहण की समाप्ति 3:33 मिनट पर

चंद्र ग्रहण कहां-कहां देखा जा सकेगा
भारत, साऊदी अरब, आस्ट्रेलिया, दक्षिणी अमेरिका, अफ्रीका, यूरोप, मध्य पूर्वी एशिया, दक्षिण-पश्चिम प्रशांत महासागर और उत्तर पूर्व रूस में दिखाई देगा

चंद्र ग्रहण का सूतक विचार
इस ग्रहण का सूतक 15 जून 2011 को दोपहर 2:52 मिनट से प्रारंभ हो जाएगा।

ग्रहण काल तथा बाद मेें करने योग्य कार्य
ग्रहण से पूर्व पवित्र जल से स्नान कर मंत्र जाप, पाठ एवं ध्यान करना अति शुभ रहेगा।
ग्रहण समाप्ति के बाद पुन: पवित्र जल से स्नान अवश्य करना चाहिए।
स्नान के उपरांत ग्रहण समाप्ति के बाद किये गए मंत्रों दशांश, हवन और यज्ञ एवं राशि अनुसार दान अवश्य करें।
15 जून को सूर्यास्त के बाद दान देने योग्य वस्तुओं का संग्रह करके संकल्प कर लेना चाहिए।

कुंभ लग्न में ग्रहण
  • कुंभ लग्न का स्वामी शनि
  • शनि से आठ के आठ ग्रहों का संबंध
  • बृहस्पति का षडाष्टïक संबंध
  • मंगल और केतु का नवम पंचम संबंध
  • सूर्य और बुध का चर्तुदशम संबंध
  • राहु और चंद्रमा का त्रिएकादश संबंध
  • खगोल की अविस्मरणीय घटना
  • साधना, पूजा-पाठ, मंत्र जाप और दान के लिए अति अनमोल समय
  • बरसेगा धन
  • मिलेगा आपको मान-सम्मान
  • परिवार में होगा अमन और चैन
  • अपनों का पूर्ण सहयोग प्राप्त होगा
  • संतान को मिलेगी सफलता
  • घर आएगी मां-लक्ष्मी
  • ऋण और रोग से मिलेगा छुटकारा
  • दांपत्य सुख में कमी होगी
  • अध्यात्म साधनाओं का मिलेगा लाभ
  • धर्म में बढ़ेगी रूचि
  • बुजुर्गों का मिलेगा आशीर्वाद
  • व्यापार में होगी वृद्घि
  • आर्थिक पक्ष सुदृढ़ होगा।
  • दुर्घटनाओं से पीछा छुटेगा
  • क्योंकि यह चंद्र ग्रहण खास है।
  • पूजा प्रारंभ की समस्त सामग्री सूर्यास्त से पहले ही घर में मंगवाकर रख लें। पूजा सामग्री में कुशा अवश्य रखें।
इस अभूतपूर्व और अविस्मरणीय चंद्र ग्रहण पर द्वादश राशियों के लोग क्या पूजा करें कि संपूर्ण मनोकामना की पूर्ति हो

मेष राशि
किसी लाल कपड़े में बूंदी के आठ लड्डïू बांध लें। इसके पश्चात इस मिठाई वाले कपड़े को अपने सामने रखकर घी का दीपक जला लें तथा वहीें बैठ कर संकट मोचन स्तोत्र का पाठ करें। पाठ के पश्चात गरीब असहाय या गाय को अपने हाथ से लड्डïू खिला दें।

 वृष राशि
 सवा किलो चावल सफेद कपड़े में बांधकर अपने सामने रख लें तथा घी का दीपक जला कर अपने इष्टïदेव का ध्यान करें। उसके बाद पाशुपत स्तोत्र का पाठ करें  इस चावल को पक्षियों को चुगने हेतु डाल दें।

मिथुन राशि
भीगे हुए मूंग 250 ग्राम एवं 11 इलायची अपने सामने रख लें। घी का दीपक जला कर इष्टïदेव का ध्यान करें। इसके पश्चात ú नमो प्रीं पीताम्बराय नम:॥  मंत्र का 108 बार जाप कर इसके साथ ही सिद्ध कुंजिका स्तोत्र का पाठ करें। यह सामग्री किसी गाय को खिला दें।

कर्क राशि  
कर्क राशि पर ग्रहण होने पर सफेद कपड़े में चावल, मिश्री तथा चाँदी का छोटा सा टुकड़ा या तार रख कर पोटली बना लें। इस पोटली को अपने सामने रखकर घी का दीपक जला लें तथा ú स्त्रां स्त्रीं स्त्रौं सह चन्द्रमसे नम:॥  मंत्र की एक माला जाप करें। मंत्रजाप के पश्चात यह सामग्री किसी शिव मंदिर में या किसी जरूरतमंद व्यक्ति को दान कर दें।

सिंह राशि
सिंह राशि पर ग्रहण पडऩे से गेहूं, तांबे के पात्र में भरकर उसके ऊपर थोड़ा सा गुड़ एवं लाल चंदन का एक टुकड़ा रख लें। अब सूर्यदेव को प्रणाम कर घी का एक दीपक जला लें। उसके पश्चात ú क्लीं ब्रह्मïणे जगदाधाराय नम:॥  मंत्र का 108 बार जाप करें। मंत्र जाप पूरा होने के बाद किसी जरूरतमंद व्यक्ति को यह सारी सामग्री ताम्रपात्र सहित दान कर दें।

कन्या राशि
गायों को हरा चारा डालें। घी का दीपक जला कर ú ऐं ह्रïीं क्लीं चामुण्डाय विच्चे॥ मंत्र की एक माला जाप करें।

तुला राशि 
कटोरे में दही लेकर अपने सामने  रख लें। कपूर की टिकिया एवं घी का दीपक जला लें। अपने इष्टïदेव का ध्यान कर महामृत्युंजय मंत्र की एक माला जाप करें। इसके साथ ही एक माला - ú गोपालाय उत्तर ध्वजाय नम:॥ मंत्र का जाप के पश्चात दही से भरा हुआ कटोरा किसी जरूरतमंद को दान कर देें।

वृश्चिक राशि
लाल कपड़े में मसूर की दाल एवं गुड़ बांधकर अपने सामने रख लें तथा घी का दीपक जलाकर अपने इष्टïदेव का ध्यान करे तथा ú ह्रïीं श्रीं लक्ष्मीनारायण नम: मंत्र का 3 माला जाप करे। उसके पश्चात 1 माला सर्व मङ्गïल माङ्गïल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थ साधिके। शरण्ये त्र्यम्बिके गौरि नारायणी नमोस्तुते॥ मंत्र का जाप करें। मंत्र जाप पूरा होने के पश्चात यह सम्पूर्ण सामग्री किसी जरूरतमंद व्यक्ति को दान कर दें।

धनु राशि
सवा किलो चने की दाल, सवा किलो गुड़ और एक पपीता पीले वस्त्र पर अपने सामने रख दें। घी का दीपक जला दें। बृहस्पति के बीज मंत्र का 11 माला जाप करें। तत्पश्चात यह सामग्री किसी जरूरतमंद व्यक्ति को दान कर दें।

मकर राशि
मिट्टïी के कुल्हड़ में सवा किलो मशरुम भर दें। नीले कपड़े से बांध दें। मंगलकारी शनि मंत्र का जाप करें उसके बाद उसे शिव मंदिर में रख आएं।

कुम्भ राशि
सवा पांच किलो उड़द को पीसवाकर लड्डïू बनाकर काले कपड़े में अपने सामने रख दें। तेल का दीपक जलाएं, पांच पाठ दशरथकृत शनि स्तोत्र का करें फिर उन लड्डïूओं को जहाँ मछलियां हो वहाँ डाल दें।

 मीन राशि
11 हल्दी की साबूत गांठ, एक पीला पपीता, स्वेच्छानुसार दक्षिणा पीले कपड़े में अपने सामने रख लें। घी का दीपक जला कर पांच पाठ सिद्ध कुजिका स्तोत्र का करें। तत्पश्चात किसी जरूरतमंद व्यक्ति को दे दें।

ग्रहण के दिन किया जाने वाला अभूतपूर्व, कल्याणकारी तत्क्षण फल देने वाला दान

मेष राशि
लाल चंदन, मसूर की दाल, गुड़, गुड़ वाले परांठे या मीठे चावल और लाल व किसी सज्जन पुरुष या जरूरतमंद को दान देना बहुत ही हितकर होता है। 

वृषभ राशि
घी, दही, कपूर, अदरक, गौदान आदि करने से शुक्रजन्य रोग-व्याधि बाधाएं दूर होती हैं।

मिथुन राशि
बुध से संबधित वस्तुएं, जैसे - हरे कपड़े, हरी सब्जियां, साबूत मूंग, इलायची, हरे पुष्प आदि किसी सज्जन पुरूष को श्रद्धापूर्वक भोजन करवा कर उचित दान-दक्षिणा सहित दें, लाभ मिलेगा।

कर्क राशि
चन्द्रमा की वस्तुओं का दान करें, जैसे - दही, चावल, सफेद व, सफेद चंदन, चीनी आदि का दान दें। अवश्य लाभ मिलेगा।

सिंह राशि
सूर्य से संबंधित दान की वस्तुएं, जैसे - लाल व, गेहूं, लाल चंदन, बछड़े सहित लाल गाय, माणिक्य, तांबे के बर्तन, नारियल एवं लाल फल सहित किसी सुपात्र या जरूरतमंद व्यक्ति को भोजन कराकर इन वस्तुओं का दान देने से सूर्य के अनुकूल फल की प्राप्ति में सुगमता आती है।

कन्या राशि
बुध से संबधित वस्तुएं, जैसे - हरे कपड़े, हरी सब्जियां, साबूत मूंग, इलायची, हरे पुष्प आदि किसी सज्जन पुरुष को श्रद्धापूर्वक भोजन करवा कर उचित दान-दक्षिणा सहित दें, लाभ मिलेगा।

तुला राशि
घी, दही, कपूर, अदरक, गौदान आदि करने से शुक्रजन्य रोग-व्याधि बाधाएं दूर होती हैं।

वृश्चिक राशि
लाल चंदन, मसूर की दाल, गुड़, गुड़ वाले परांठे या मीठे चावल और लाल व किसी सज्जन पुरुष या जरूरतमंद को दान देना बहुत ही हितकर होता है।

धनु राशि
बृहस्पति की वस्तुएं दान करना हितकारी रहेगा। जैसे पीले चावल, चने की दाल, शहद, पीले व, पपीता, पीले फल, पीले लड्डू और केसर आदि किसी सज्जन पुरूश को दान कर दें, लाभ मिलेगा।

मकर राशि
काले तिल, उड़द, लोहा, तेल, काला वस्त्र, ऊन, कुलथी दान दें। संपूर्ण मनोकामना पूरी होगी

कुंभ राशि
 श्रद्घानुसार जौ, देसी चने, गुड़, नीले पुष्प, जूता, छाता, कस्तूरी आदि श्रद्घानुसार दान करने से लाभ प्राप्त होगा।

मीन राशि
बृहस्पति की वस्तुएं भी दान करना हितकारी रहेगा। शहद, पीले व पपीता, पीले फल, पीले लड्डू और केसर आदि किसी सज्जन पुरूष को दान कर दें, लाभ मिलेगा।

Nirjala Ekadashi Vrat Katha (Story in English)


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Once Bhimasena, the younger brother of Maharaja Yudhisthira, asked the great sage Shrila Vyasa ji, the grandfather of the Pandavas, if it is possible to return to the spiritual world without having observed all the rules and regulations of the Ekadashi fasts.

Bhimasena then spoke as follows, "Oh greatly intelligent and learned grandfather, my brother Yudhisthira, my dear mother Kunti, and my beloved wife Draupadi, as well as Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva, fast completely on each Ekadashi and strictly follow all the rules, guidelines and regulative injunctions of that sacred day. Being very religious, they always tell me that I should also fast on that day too. But, Oh learned grandfather, I tell them that I cannot live without eating, because as the son of Vayudeva - Samanaprana, hunger is unbearable to me. I can give widely in charity and worship Lord Keshava properly with all manner of wonderful upacharas (items), but I cannot be asked to fast on Ekadashi. Please tell me how I can obtain the same merits result without fasting."

Hearing these words, the grandsire of Bhima, Srila Vyasa ji said, "If you want to go to the heavenly planets and avoid the hell, you should indeed observe a fast on both the light and dark Ekadashi's."

Bhima replied, "Oh great saintly intelligent grandfather, please listen to my plea. Oh greatest of munis, since I cannot live if I eat only once in a day, how can I possibly live if I fast completely? Within my stomach burns a special fire named Vrika, the fire of digestion. Agni the fire-god, descends from Lord Vishnu through BrahmA, from BrahmA to Angirasa, from Angirasa to Brihaspathi, and from Brihaspathi to Samyu, who was Agni'' father. He is the gatekeeper in charge of Nairritti, the south-eastern direction. He is one of the eight material elements, and Parikshit MahArAja, he is very expert at examining things. He examined Maharaja Shibi once by turning into a dove (for further information on this incident see Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada's Srimad Bhagavatam commentary to 1:12:20. Purport.)

Agni is divided into three categories; Davagni, the fire in wood, JatharAgni, the fire in the digestion in the stomach, and Vadavagni, the fire that creates fog when hot and cold streams mix in for example the ocean. Another name for the fire of digestion is Vrika. It is this powerful fire that resided in Bhima's stomach.

Only when I eat to my full satisfaction does the fire in my stomach become satisfied. Oh great sage, I might possibly be able to fast only once, so I beg that you tell me of an Ekadashi that is worthy of my fasting and that includes all other Ekadashi's. I shall faithfully observe that fast and hopefully still become eligible for liberation's release."

Shri Vyasa ji replied, Oh king, you have heard from me about the various kinds of occupational duties, such as elaborate Vedic ceremonies and pujas. In the Kali-yuga, however, no one will be able to observe all these occupational & functional duties properly. I shall therefore tell you how, at practically no expense, one can endure some small austerity and achieve the greatest benefit and resultant happiness. The essence of what is written in the Vedic literatures known as the Puranas is that one should not eat on either the dark or light fortnight Ekadashi's." As stated in Srimad Bhagavatam (Mahabhagavat Puran)) the Bhagavat Puran is itself the essence or cream of all Vedanta philosophy (sara-vedanta-saram), and the Srimad Bhagavatam's unequivocal message is that of full surrender to Lord Sri Krishna and the rendering of loving devotional service to Him. Observing Ekadashi strictly is a great aid in that process, and here Shrila Vyasa ji is simply stressing to Bhima the importance of the Ekadashi vrat.  "One who fasts on Ekadashi's saved from going to the hell"

Hearing Shri Vyasa ji's words, the son of Vayu, Bhimasena, the strongest of all warriors, became frightened and began to shake like a leaf on a banyan tree in a strong wind. The frightened Bhimasena then said, "Oh grandfather, what should I do? I am completely unable and ill equipped to fast twice in a month throughout the year! Please tell me of the one fasting day that will bestow the greatest benefit upon me!"

Vyasa ji replied, "Without drinking even water, you should fast on the Ekadashi that occurs during the light fortnight of the month of Jyeshtha (May-June) when the sun travels in the sign of Taurus (Vrishabh) and Gemini (Mithun), According to learned personalities, on this day one may bathe and perform Achaman for pratiprokshana purification. But while performing Achaman one may drink only that amount of water equal to a drop of gold, or that amount it takes to immerse a single mustard seed. Only this amount of water should be placed in the right palm for sipping, which one should form to resemble a cow's ear. If one drinks more water than this, he might as well have drunk wine - despite the soaring heat of summer (in the northern hemisphere and cold in the southern hemisphere).

"One must certainly not eat anything, for if he does so he breaks his fast. This rigid fast is in effect from sunrise on the Ekadashi day to sunrise on the Dwadashi day. If a person endeavors to observe this great fast very strictly, he easily achieves the result of observing all twenty-four other Ekadashi fasts throughout the entire year.

"On Dwadashi the devotee should bathe early in the morning. Then, according to the prescribed rules, guidelines and regulative injunctions, and of course depending on his ability, he should give some gold and water to worthy brAhmaNas. Finally, he should cheerfully honor prasadam with a brahmana.

"Oh Bhimasena, one who can fast on this special Ekadashi in this manner reaps the benefit of having fasted on every Ekadashi during the year. There is no doubt of this, nor should there be. Oh Bhima, now hear the specific merit one gets by fasting on this Ekadashi. The Supreme Lord Keshava, who holds a conch, discus, club and lotus, personally told me, `Everyone should take shelter of Me and follow My instructions.' Then He told me that one who fasts on this Ekadashi, without taking even drinking water or eating, becomes free of all sinful reactions, and that one who observes the difficult Nirjala fast on Jyeshtha-shukla Ekadashi truly reaps the benefit of all other Ekadashi fasts.

"Oh Bhimasena, in the Kali-yuga, the age of quarrel and hypocrisy, when all the principles of the Vedas will have been destroyed or greatly minimized, and when there will be no proper charity or observance of the ancient Vedik principles and ceremonies, how will there be any means of purifying the self? But there is the opportunity to fast on Ekadashi and become free of all one's past sins.

"Oh son of Vayu (air), what more can I say to you? You should not eat during the Ekadashi's that occur during the dark and light fortnights, and you should even give up drinking water (nir = no jalaa= water) on the particularly auspicious Ekadashi day of Jyeshtha-shukla Ekadashi. Oh Vrikodara (veracious eater), whoever fasts on this Ekadashi receives the merits of bathing in all the places of pilgrimage, giving all kinds of charities to worthy persons, and fasting on all the dark and light Ekadashi's throughout the year, in one go. Of this there is no doubt.

Oh tiger among men, whoever fasts on this Ekadashi truly becomes a great person and achieves all manner of opulence and wealth, grains, strength, and health. And at the fearful moment of death, the terrible Yamadutas, whose complexions are yellow and black and who brandish huge maces and twirl mystic pasha ropes in the air for binding their victims, will refuse to approach him. Rather, such a faithful soul will at once be taken to the supreme abode of Lord Vishnu by the Vishnu-dutas, whose transcendentally beautiful forms are clothed in gorgeous yellowish garments and who each hold a disk, club, conch and lotus in their four hands, resembling Lord Vishnu. It is to gain all these benefits that one should certainly fast on this very auspicious and important Ekadashi, even from water."

When the other Pandavas heard about the benefits to be gained by following Jyeshtha-shukla Ekadashi, they resolved to observe it exactly as their grandfather Srila Vyasa ji had explained it to their brother, Bhimasena. All the PANDavas observed it by refraining from eating or drinking anything, and thus this day is also known as PANDava Nirjala DvAdashii (technically it is a Maha-DvAdashii).

Shri Vyasa ji continued, Oh Bhimasen, therefore you should observe this important fast to remove all your past sinful reactions. You should pray to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Sri Krishna in this way making your sankalp declaration, `Oh Lord of all the devtas (demigods), Oh Supreme Personality of Godhead, today I shall observe Ekadashi without taking any water. Oh unlimited Anantadev, I shall break fast on the next day, DwAdashii.' Thereafter, to remove all his sins, the devotee should honour this Ekadashi fast with full faith in the Lord and with full control over his senses. Whether his sins are equal in volume to Mount Sumeru or to MandarAchala Hill, if he or she observes this Ekadashi, the sins that have been accumulated all become nullified and are burned to ashes. Such is the great power of this Ekadashi.

"Oh best of human beings, although a person should also give water and cows in charity during this Ekadashi, if for some reason or other he cannot, then he should give a qualified brahmana some cloth or a pot filled with water. Indeed, the merit achieved by giving water alone equals that gained by giving gold ten million times a day.

"Oh Bhima, Lord Sri Krishna has said that whoever observes this Ekadashi should take a Holy bath, give charity to a worthy person, chant the Lord's Holy names on a japa-mala, and perform some kind of recommended sacrifice, for by doing these things on this day one receives imperishable benefits. There is no need to perform any other kind of religious duty. Observance of this Ekadashi fast alone promotes one to the supreme abode of Sri Vishnu. Oh best of the Kurus, if one donates gold, cloth, or anything else on this day, the merit one obtains is imperishable.

"Remember, whosoever eats any grains on Ekadashi becomes contaminated by sin and verily eats only sin. In effect, he has already become a dog-eater, and after death he suffers a hellish existence. But he who observes this sacred Jyeshtha-shukla Ekadashi and gives something in charity certainly achieves liberation from the cycle of repeated birth and death and attains to the supreme abode. Observing this Ekadashi, which is merged with Dwadashi, frees one from the horrible sin of killing a brahmana, drinking liquor and wine, becoming envious of one's spiritual master and ignoring his instructions, and continually telling lies.

"Furthermore, Oh best of beings (Jivottama), any man or woman who observes this fast properly and worships the Supreme Lord Jalshayi (He who sleeps on the water), and who on the next day satisfies a qualified brahmana with nice sweets and a donation of cows and money - such a person certainly pleases the Supreme Lord Vasudeva, so much so that one hundred previous generations in his family undoubtedly go to the Supreme Lord's abode, even though they may have been very sinful, of bad character, and guilty of suicide, etc. Indeed, one who observes this amazing Ekadashi rides on a glorious celestial airplane (vimana) to the Lord's abode.

"One who on this day gives a brahmana a water pot, an umbrella, or shoes surely goes to the heavenly planets. Indeed, he who simply hears these glories also attains to the transcendental abode of the Supreme Lord, Shri Vishnu. Whoever performs the Shraddha ceremony to the forefathers on the dark-moon day called amavasya, particularly if it occurs at the time of a solar eclipse undoubtedly achieves great merit. But this same merit is achieved by him who simply hears this sacred narration - so powerful and so dear to the Lord is this Ekadashi.

"One should clean his teeth properly and, without eating or drinking, observe this Ekadashi to please the Supreme Lord, Keshava. On the day after Ekadashi one should worship the Supreme Personality of Godhead in His form as Trivikrama by offering Him water, flowers, incense, and a brightly burning lamp. Then the devotee should pray from the heart, `Oh God of gods, Oh deliverer of everyone, Oh Hrishikesha, master of the senses, kindly bestow upon me the gift of liberation, though I can offer you nothing greater than this humble pot filled with water.' Then the devotee should donate the water pot to a brahmana.

"Oh Bhimasena, after this Ekadashi fast and donating the recommended items according to his ability, the devotee should feed brahmanas and thereafter honour prasadam silently."

Shri Vyasa ji concluded, "I strongly urge you to fast on this auspicious, purifying, sin-devouring Dwadashi in just the way I have outlined. Thus you will be completely freed of all sins and reach the supreme abode."

Thus ends the narration of the glories of Jyeshtha-shukla Ekadashi, or Bhimaseni-Nirjala Ekadashi, from the Brahma-vaivarta Purana.

Nirjala Ekadashi Vrat Katha (Story) - निर्जल एकादशी व्रत कथा

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Nirjala  Ekadashi falls in the month of Jyestha in the Shukla paksha (June), therefore it is also called "Jyeshtha Shukla Ekadashi" or "Bhimsani Ekadashi" (Bhim sen, the seond Pandav Brother, had observed this difficult fast). Amongst the 24 Ekadashi's observed throughout the year, the fast (Vrat) observed on Jyeshtha Shukla Ekadashi is considered to be the most beneficial, if one properly observes a fast on this day it is said to give the fruits of 24 Ekadashi observed throughout the year. Complete fast is observed on this day with even water not being taken. People observe strict fast and offer pooja to Lord Vishnu to ensure happiness, prosperity and forgiveness of transgressions and sins. On the preceding day that is on the 10th lunar day, Sandhya (evening prayer) is performed and only one meal is taken.







Nirjala Ekadashi = 25 Ekaadashi Vrat (निर्जला एकादशी)



Nirajala Ekadashi : Sunday, 12 June 2011

निर्जला एकादशी का व्रत आयु, आरोग्यवृद्धि एवं पुण्य लाभ की दृष्टि से विशेष माना गया है।
व्यासजी के अनुसार अगर एक वर्ष की पच्चीस एकादशी न की जा सके तो केवल निर्जला एकादशी का व्रत करने से ही पुण्य लाभ हो जाता है।

Without drinking even water, one should fast on the Ekadasi that occurs during the light fortnight of the month of Jyeshtha (May-June) when the sun travels in the sign of Taurus (Vrishabh) and Gemini (Mithun), According to learned personalities, on this day one may bathe and perform Achamana for pratiprokshana purification. But while performing Achamana one may drink only that amount of water equal to a drop of gold, or that amount it takes to immerse a single mustard seed. Only this amount of water should be placed in the right palm for sipping, which one should form to resemble a cow’s ear. If one drinks more water than this, he might as well have drunk wine – despite the soaring heat of summer (in the northern hemisphere and cold in the southern hemisphere).

Pray to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Sri Krishna in this way making your sankalpa declaration, `Oh Lord of all the devas (demigods), Oh Supreme Personality of Godhead, today I shall observe Ekadashi without taking any water. Oh unlimited Anantadev, I shall break fast on the next day, Dwadashi.’ Thereafter, to remove all his sins, the devotee should honour this Ekadashi fast with full faith in the Lord and with full control over his senses. Whether his sins are equal in volume to Mount Sumeru or to MandarAchala Hill, if he or she observes this Ekadashi, the sins that have been accumulated all become nullified and are burned to ashes. Such is the great power of this Ekadashi.

One must certainly not eat anything, for if he does so he breaks his fast. This rigid fast is in effect from sunrise on the Ekadashi day to sunrise on the Dwadashi day. If a person endeavours to observe this great fast very strictly, he easily achieves the result of observing all twenty-five other Ekadashi fasts throughout the entire year.

On Dwadashi the devotee should bathe early in the morning. Then, according to the prescribed rules, guidelines and regulative injunctions, and of course depending on his ability, he should give some gold and water to worthy brahmanas. Finally, he should cheerfully honour prasadam with a brahmana.

Although a person should also give water and cows in charity during this Ekadashi, if for some reason or other he cannot, then he should give a qualified brahman some cloth or a pot filled with water. Indeed, the merit achieved by giving water alone equals that gained by giving gold ten million times a day.

One who on this day gives a brahmana a waterpot, an umbrella, or shoes surely goes to the heavenly planets. Indeed, he who simply hears these glories also attains to the transcendental abode of the Supreme Lord, Shri Vishnu. Whoever performs the Shraddha ceremony to the forefathers on the dark-moon day called amavasya, particularly if it occurs at the time of a solar eclipse undoubtedly achieves great merit. But this same merit is achieved by him who simply hears this sacred narration – so powerful and so dear to the Lord is this Ekadashi.
Anyone who does not fast on this particular Ekadashi (Nirjala Ekadashi), they should be understood to be sinful, corrupted and suicidal person without a doubt.
Remember, whosoever eats any grains on Ekadashi becomes contaminated by sin and verily eats only sin. In effect, he has already become a dog-eater, and after death he suffers a hellish existence. But he who observes this sacred Jyeshtha-shukla Ekadashi and gives something in charity certainly achieves liberation from the cycle of repeated birth and death and attains to the supreme abode. Observing this Ekadashi, which is merged with Dwadashi, frees one from the horrible sin of killing a brahmana, drinking liquor and wine, becoming envious of one’s spiritual master and ignoring his instructions, and continually telling lies.

- Vyasadeva speaks to Bhimasena
(from Brahma-Vaivarta Purana & Padma Purana)


Chandra Grahan - 15 June 2011



Analysis of what the effects of Chandra Grahan will be on each zodiac sign..
Night of June 15 2011 (and early June 16, 2011) will see a unique astrological event - a Total lunar eclipse (Chandra Grahan) between 2 Partial solar eclipses (Surya Grahan). This has interesting astrological effects for those suffering a malefic Rahu.

The details of the Chandra Grahan are:
(Location: Delhi, India; Time: Indian Standard Time)

23:53pm - Partial Chandra Grahan begins
00:52am - Total Chandra Grahan begins
01:43am - "Mid-Eclipse" / Peak of the Lunar Eclipse
02:33am - Total Chandra Grahan ends
03:32am - Partial Chandra Grahan ends

Effect of June 15 Chandra Grahan:

The 15 June 2011 Chandra Grahan is taking place in Jyeshta Nakshatra and Mula Nakshatra, Vrischika (Scorpio) and Dhanu (Sagittarius) rashis. Hence, it is recommended that natives of these nakshatras and rashis should not see the grahan.

Chandra Grahan Effect on Aries, Leo, Scorpio, and Sagittarius: Will give bad results. Work that is about to be done may flounder. You may experience mental anxiety too.

Chandra Grahan Effect on Taurus, Cancer, and Libra: Will give mixed results. Your individual horoscope will determine what side of luck you fall upon!

Chandra Grahan Effect on Gemini, Virgo, Aquarius and Pisces: Will give positive results. Work should go smoothly and unexpected happiness may well arrive!


What to do regarding Chandra Grahan:
  • If you know or suspect yourself to be under the influence of above mentioned nakshatras or zodiacs, or Rahu, please get your kundli analyzed for simple but proper remedies
  • For general remedies, do a fast from 15th afternoon until 16th morning
  • If possible, bathe in cold water, if possible Ganga water
  • Do Rahu Puja, and/or recite Mahamrityunjaya Mantra


Total Lunar Eclipes (Chandra Grahan 2011)




The Total Lunar Eclipse (Purna Chandra Grahan) occurring on June 15 2011 (Wednesday) is visible throughout India.

Eclipse Time IST in India: 11.53 pm to 3.32 am night of June 15. Mid Eclipse (Madya Kaal) is at 1.43 am.

Total Lunar Eclipse - the moon is fully covered - is from 12:52 AM to 02:33 AM on June 16, 2011.

Time in India is from night of June 15, 2011 to early morning hours of June 16, 2011. The time is same throughout India as per NASA.

The moon is completely covered by Earth Shadow (Total Eclipse) from 12.52 am to 2.33 am on June 16 early morning.

The Lunar eclipse beginning time (Sparsha Kaal), Mid eclipse (Madhya Kaal), end time (Moksh Kaal) time throughout India including New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Noida, Ghaziabad, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad and other parts, according to NASA is given below

Chandra Grahan, Total Lunar Eclipse, will take place on June 15, 2011 in India. According to NASA, the Chandra Grahan is a Total lunar eclipse and is visible in India, Dubai, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia and western parts of Australia. The Chandragrahan will be taking place in India between 23:53 hrs and 03:32 hrs (11:53 PM on June 15 to 03:32 AM early morning on June 16, 2011).

The eclipse starts (Sparsha Kaal) on June 15 night 11.53 pm and ends (Moksha Kaal) on June 16 early morning 3.32 am. Mid Eclipse (Madya Kaal) is at 1.43 am.

Other Continents (or Parts) of World where eclipse is visible are South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia