Divas, Fresh Flowers, leaves, Coconut and Incense Sticks.
There are many different religious ceremonies performed for variety of reasons. The most popular ceremonies are:
Some of the reasons for performing these ceremonies are:
* For better health
* For a child – especially for a son
* To celebrate wedding or birthday
* To start a new business venture
* and main reason is to thank gods for everything that they have given us.
Astrology is called Jyotish , which means “science of light.” Astrology is the science of understanding the subtle influences that come to us from the universe. These influences are a reflection of the law of karma. Here, both fate and free will are at play. Fate means that our present circumstances are a result of our actions from previous lives. The external events of our lives are ruled by past karma – over this we have little control. Free will means that our future is shaped by our actions in the present.
Astrology can help us to understand how to optimize our potential so our lives develop according to our true destiny. It gives us an idea of the trends and periods of life – when to act and when not to .It helps us to understand our weaknesses, where we may need to put extra attention in order to attain fullness in our lives. It offers practical remedial measures that can help to alleviate areas of difficulty in the chart.
Astrology holds the spiritual practices that help to minimize the effects of karma. The main remedial measures of Astrology are also spiritual and consist of rituals, mantras and meditation. Propitiation of the planets through rituals and other prescribed measures is an integral part of Astrology. Each planet has a deity, whose name can be chanted, and associated articles, which can be offered in worship or given in charity.
The Science of the Stars
Astrology is the study of the planets’ position and direction relative to a certain celestial body [either the Sun (heliocentric astrology) or the Earth (geocentric astrology)] and its potential influence on a natural organism [a single being, or a population (such as a town, country, continent, etc.,].
Astrology uses a birth chart to map the positions of the planets relative to the location and moment of birth. The interpretation of the chart incorporates the angular relationships between the planets and the signs of the zodiac, the area of the chart in which they fall and other symbolic indicators to examine the different experiences and psychology of the individual. For centuries, astrologers have theorized that the positioning and movement of the heavenly bodies can have enormous consequences for a person. Today, they use that information to counsel individuals about emotional, professional or health-related problems.
The “science of the celestial bodies,” Astrology may be considered to have been the first true science, and is a sort of transcendental metaphysics. A form of divination based on the ancient adage, “As above, so below.” An Astrologer uses planetary positions and alignments at the time of one’s birth to help foretell the future and to evaluate one’s potential strengths and weaknesses.
Astrology in the hands of a genuinely knowledgeable and experienced person can provide very good, clear and precise guidance as well as providing forewarning for potential pitfalls.
An ancient oracle and system based on the belief that planetary, zodiac/constellation cycles influence human and earthly affairs. Modern astrologers will find meaning and purpose in the stars. They recognize the astrological influences on historical events and they have refined their interpretation of individual behavior.
The main remedies offered by Jyotish for bringing balance into life involve the wearing of gemstones, performance of pujas (sacred rituals designed to remove harmful forces or enhance positive forces), and performance of personal spiritual practices.