Sunday, October 20, 2013

Asokan Kappakkattu: GEM SELECTION

Asokan Kappakkattu: GEM SELECTION: Gem Selection Birth Stones Gems are wonderful creations of nature. Crystals have many special properties and find applications...


Gem Selection

Birth Stones

Gems are wonderful creations of nature. Crystals have many special properties and find applications in scientific areas including electronics. Crystal oscillators, diodes, piezo-electric crystals etc. are examples. Gem stones are found in natural form in many shapes and colors. They differ in physical and chemical properties from one another. The stones are cut and polished to give the required beauty and shine.
From ancient times scholars have associated gems with planets, based on the colour and the effect that is produced by wearing the same. Not only the Indians but Chinese and Egyptians believed in the mystical and therapeutic qualities of gem stons.
Gem selection is made after a careful analysis of the lordships of houses and strength of planets.


Having got the right recommendation Gem it will be proven useful only if you strictly follow the precautions mentioned here.

Quality of Gem and its fixing

Purchase good quality Gems from dependable sources only. It is important to set the Gems in the right metal prescribed. Do not go by the cost or appearance. Gems should be set by an expert in such a way that the rays of the Sun can pass through the through the Gem and reach your body. (The bottom of the gem should not be covered by metal). The Gems should not be exposed to heat or scratched by sharp objects. It is better to remove the Gems while bathing.

Personal preparation to begin

The day you start wearing the Gem for the first time should be given due significance. Your mental preparation and cleanliness is of great importance. For this purpose you are free to follow the rituals according to your faith and practice.
Select a suitable date keeping in view the DAY Suggested for each Gem and your personal convenience. Make a note of the time of Sunrise at the place where you stay. This information is usually available in the calendar. Get up early in the morning. Complete your morning routines and bath. Wear clean clothes. Pray for few minutes to purify your mind. Plan your activities in such a way that you will be able to wear the Gem exactly at the recommended time. (Gems are better worn for the first time in the presence of elders or persons you respect.)
It is believed that the astrological remedial power of a Gem stone will diminish when a person wears it for a long period. Approximate periods for the Gems are as follows.
Pearl- 2 years
Ruby- 4 years
Emerald- 3 years
Diamond- 7 years
Red coral- 3 years
Yellow Sapphire- 4 years
Blue Sapphire- 5 Years
Hessonite- 3 Years
Cat’s Eye- 5 Years
It is suggested that a new ring is made with a new stone after this period for best results.
Sree Ganesha  Astro Solutions  Edappally, Cochin-24

Monday, January 21, 2013


Pancha Pakshi Shastra

Pancha Pakshi Shastra is based on ancient literature in Tamil language. Pancha means five and Pakshi means Bird. The Pancha Pakshi system has some resemblance to the Pancha Bhootha (the five elements system of Vedic Astrology. It is believed that the five elements represented by five Birds, influence and control all the actions of human beings. These five birds take their turns in a special sequence and radiate their powers during day and night. The power that takes effect first on a day or night and the sequence that follows depends on the day of the week and the Paksha (waxing half or waning half cycles ) of the Moon.
One of the five birds is assigned  to every human being as the controlling power based on the birth star of the person and the Paksha of the Moon at the time of birth. The activity of this main Bird at a given point of time and the activity of the Sub Bird at that time and the relationship between them indicates whether the time will be beneficial and lucky for the person or not. Pancha Pakshi Shastra is very popular in South India especially Tamil Nadu. It helps selection of auspicious time and also for answering queries (Prasna).
The five Birds in Pancha Pakshi  Shastra are:

Vulture, Owl, Crow, Cock, Peacock

These birds engage in any one of the following five activities at any given time:

Rule, Eat, Walk, Sleep, Die

The birds are considered most powerful when they rule and least powerful when they die.
To find out your birth Pakshi You have know to your birth star according to Vedic Astrology and the Paksha of the Moon at the time of your birth. The half of the Lunar cycle when the Moon increases in size and reaches the full Moon (Pournami) is called Sukla Paksha and the other half of the cycle when the size decreases until the new moon (Amavasi) is called the Krishna Paksha. Birth Stars are based on the longitude of Moon and are 27 in number from Aswathy to Revathi.
Each day of 12 hours is divided in to five equal portions called Yaama  and given to different activities of the Birds. Within each portion, the time is further allocated to other birds called Apahara birds and their activities. The duty cycle follow complex and intricate logic of  Pancha Pakshi Shasrtra.