My last few columns have been dedicated to the mighty mysterious space above us.Our planets, I have been very intrigued by their being,the stars, their positions and their formations.
I recall vivdly my summer evenings,when I lay for hours together trying to find the saptarishi or the seven sisters. Then catch hold of whoever was around to listen to their story enth number of times. Here’s a quick understanding of the story , The Saptarishis, meaning ‘seven sages’, are the seven rishis who are extolled in Hindu mythology. Due to their yogic powers and powers of penance, they are said to have attained semi immortal status— they have an extremely long life span. The sages are Vashishtha, Marichi, Angirasa, Atri, Pualsthya, Pulaaha and Krathu. They all revolve around the pole star, Dhruv. Saptarishis are the hierarchy working under the guidance of the highest creative intelligence, God.They are naturally the most evolved light beings in creation and the guardians of the divine laws. They are said to be The Big Dipper constellation. Arundhati, Vashisht’s wife also accompanies him in this constellation. Our vedic facts and hindu mythology is full of so many amazing story.
While starting to write this I realised it’s the 10th coulmn of back to roots. The number 10 has a huge meaning. The number one in Numerology means, sun and zero is the new beginning. The timing for this article, coincidently has become so apt. We have all crawled by the grace of God to the end of the year.,with health wealth and happiness. This time of the year,which will soon mark the new beginning.
This is a powerful combination. The number one has the power of the mighty Sun. The number one bestows one with health,wisdom,is a perfectionist, determined,self centred, quick to get angry , overtly giving character. While the number zero is a stage of transformation.
Surya,is the son of the sage Kashyap and Aditi,and is also called the ‘Aharpati’ which means lord of the day or called Jagat Chakshu. Which means eyes of the world. Which is why “surya or Aditya” is also reffered as ‘prandata’. One who gives life on earth, this mighty star is seen with a chariot of seven horses, he’s the protector and God of dispelling darkness. It is said,that Surya is the mythological father of many notable sons, including Manu (progenitor of the human race), Yama (god of the dead), the Ashvins (twin physicians to the gods), Karna (a great warrior in the Mahabharata), and Sugriva (king of the monkeys in the Ramayana). The Puranas (collections of Hindu myths and legends) record that the weapons of the gods were forged from pieces trimmed from Surya, whose full emanation was too bright to bear. His power was conceived of as dispelling darkness, curing disease, and heating and illuminating the world.Surya is the mythological father of many notable sons, including Manu (progenitor of the human race), Yama (god of the dead), the Ashvins (twin physicians to the gods), Karna (a great warrior in the Mahabharata), and Sugriva (king of the monkeys in the Ramayana).
The Puranas which means the collections of Hindu myths and legends record that the weapons of the gods were forged from pieces trimmed from Surya, whose full force was too bright to bear.
His power was conceived of as dispelling darkness, curing disease, healing and illuminating the world. He is the protector of the east and it is an age old practice,to receite the Gayatri mantra daily at dawn by many Hindus,thereby offering water to the Sun. This mighty planet is pleased by surya saharshram ,which is the thousand names of the sun. Sunday being his day.
May the mighty planet bless all the readers of this coulmn with health and happiness in the years to come.