"Keep one step back,one forward Make a shot on ghosts inward" - H. H. Swami Sathyananda Saraswathy

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Scientific Analysis of Vigraham (consecrated idols) and Dwajasthambam (Flag pole) in Temples

Modern science has been used to understand the importance of Temple culture and its impact on the society irrespective of religion, caste, creed or color. It is well known that all objects reflect light rays 360 degrees around the object and this phenomenon permits us to visualise objects around us as these rays fall on our retina. The rays emanating from the consecrated idols can be analyzed using Kirlian cameras. Kirlian cameras take photo of light and energy (shakti). Studies have shown that before consecration the idol's photo is black and white and after consecration, an aura of brightness forms around the idols. Photos of each ray emanating from the idol has the full form of the idol on anlaysis. For example , each ray coming from an Idol of Sree Krishna has the full photo of Sree Krishna. The rays coming from the consecrated idol's have the power to kill harmful germs. So when a person prays standing in front of the idol he gets the full benefit of these very powerful rays. This has been proved at Temple University. The rays coming from the idols traverse to the topmost part of the temple called the Stupika and get reflected. For this reason the Stupika's are usually gold plated.

In front of the sanctum sanctorum there exists a Flag Pole called Dwajasthambam. The topmost part is made of Panchaloham and carries the symbol of the Idol's chariot. If it is a Sree Krishna Temple, it will have Garuda at the top. The rays reflected from the Stupika strike the topmost part of the Dwajasthambam and get reflected all around. The region covered by these rays can be calculated by holding a thread at the topmost part of the Dwajasthambam and extending it to the farthest point it can touch on earth. These rays are also reflected from the earth and reach further objects in it's vicinity.

When a person stands in front of the temple and prays, the rays from the consecrated idol enter his body and it has the capacity to cure infectious diseases. If the body of the person is warm, the rays get reflected like rays falling on a glass surface and the person does not benefit from them. Thus people in earlier times visited the temple right after a dip in the Temple pond to get the maximum benefit of these rays. All Temples had a pond next to it for this purpose. The famous scholar Sri Melpathur Narayana Bhattathiri did penance at Guruvayoor Temple and prayed daily with wet clothes after a bath at the Temple pond for curing his illness.So we should visit Temples as frequently as we can and preferably with wet clothes or right after a bath.

Scientific Analysis of  Vigraham (consecrated idols) and Dwajasthambam (Flag pole) in Temples taken from the speech of Jagadguru Swami Sathyananda Saraswathi Tiruvadikal. Listen to the concept in Swamiji's own words below.http://youtu.be/RrIswAak35E

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Sundar Kand -Hanumanji Sloka Meaning

Atulita-bala-dhaamam Svarnashailaabha-deham
Danujavana-krushaanum gnaninaam-agraganyam
Sakala-guna-nidhaanam vaanaraanaam-adhisham :
Raghupati-vara dutam vaatajaatam namaami
Word by word meaning

Atulita-bala-dhaamam - One who is the seat of immense strength
Svarnam - Gold
Shailam - Mountain
Abha - Luminosity
Deham - Body or physique
Svarnashailaabha-deham - One who is bearing a shining physique like a golden mountain
Danujan - Demon
Vanam - Forest
Krushaanu - Fire
Danujavana-krushaanum - One who is fire against the forest of demons.Here if mind is filled with bad thoughts as Demon he annihilates those demons inside also.
Gnaninaam-agraganyam - The wisest among all the enligtened people.
Nidhaanam - Abode or resting place or a place where from anything is created.
Sakala-guna-nidhaanam - The mine of all virtues.
Vaanaraanaam-adhisham = The master of all monkeys.
Vaanara has got another meaning which is expounded with an exclamatory sense means it is a mark of exclamation.Person who is beyond anything limited. Who just goes  beyond the limitations of human being .There Va is an exclamatory mark
Raghupati-vara dutam - The great messenger of the Lord of Raghu's Race
Vaatajaatam - The son of wind God or born as a son of wind god.That is what we call Vayuputra.
Namaami  - I prostrate

Here Hanumanji is excelled and exalted as the mine of all virtues The wisest among all.The fire against the forest of demons. He is bearing a shining physique like a golden mountain with immense strength.He is the master of all monkeys and the great messenger of Lord of Raghu's Race Sree Ram. I prostrate  before such a son of the wind God.

Sundar Kand -Hanumanji Sloka Meaning  taken from the speech of Jagadguru Swami Sathyananda Saraswathi Tiruvadikal. Listen to the concept in Swamiji's own words below.