A G: I am about to get married. I consulted an astrologer & he said that I have the following problem which is bad to get married –
1. kalsarp yog 2. Bramha Dosh 3. I am Manglik
Please help me to know if these are really true & there is any remedy to overcome these problems.
Swami Ramswarup: Kaal sarp yog, Brahma dosh, Mangalik, present astrology etc., matters are not mentioned in the Vedas. Therefore, learned do not accept it being against the Vedas. Yog shastra sutra 1/7 states that truth is established through Vedic proof, i.e., our ideas/thoughts etc., if tally with Ved mantras then our thoughts are true otherwise false. When there is no existence of the above quoted sarp dosh etc., then you need not to worry about the same. Please, go ahead.

Gautam: Jahangir ka pita kise kaha jata hai
Swami Ramswarup: According to Mughal history, Emperor Akbar was the father of Jahangir.

Rohit: Pranam, Guruji parmatma kaun hai. meine suna hai parmatma sabhi ke param pita hai yane brahma ,vishnu, mahesh to yeh parmatma ne hi shrusti ki rachana kiyi hai aur unhone hi bhagwan brahma ,vishnu aur mahesh ko nirman kiya hai to hum kiski puja archana kare aur kiska naam aur dhyan kare. aur ek sawaal aa raha hai bhagwad gita kis ki den haiyaane usko sabse pahele kisne kaha (Krishna Or other)Hindu dharma me kai sare devi devta hai to in sabse par kaun hai. maherbani karke margdarshan dijiye. hum bahut confuse hai. Maine pahele bhi do bar mailkiya hai par reply nahi aaya hai. krupya karke humara margdarshan kare. Pranam
Swami Ramswarup: Mera tumhe aashirwad. Mujhe yaad aa raha hai ki aapke prashan ka uttar main de chukka hoon. Kripya aap check kar lein. Yadi aap ko uttar nahin mila hai to yahi prashan aap mujhe dobaara bhej dein.

Ashwin: Swamiji my pranams to you. Q1.According to Vedas,one should not have any interaction with opposite sex during Brahmacharya.Does it include cousins,neighbours, relatives, sisters of friends etc.
Q2.Based on that, if somebody loves someone before marriage, is it a sin because Vedas do not recommend that?
Q3.So can we say that whatever Vedas do not recommend results in sin or is a sin itself? Thank you.
Q4.Do Vedas mention anything regarding same and multiple gender relationsetc?
Q5.Nowadays,it is being legitimized slowly and stated that it is natural and genetic. Also,it is also propagated that it were there in ancient times too. Even though it is a private affair, do you think it is justified in any sense?
Thank you.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. In Vedas, there is no mention about the subject mentioned by you in your question. Here, I would like to tell for all concerned that it is only man-made bad deed. Similarly, nowadays, there are two types of worship. First, the worship which is mentioned by God Himself in Vedas which remained in vogue till mahabharat war i.e., about one arab, ninety six crore, eight lakh and fifty three thousand years, right from the beginning of the creation. During mahabharat war, most of the warriors died and the remaining family was heart broken and grief sticken. They did not pay their attention towards daily yajyen and listening of Vedas from Rishi-Munis with the result, the next generation became ignorant of the knowledge of Vedas. Thus, the eternal knowledge started decreasing and at one point almost vanished away. At this juncture, ignorants started their own path of worship which was man-made and it was mostly against the Vedas. I mean to say that in the absence of eternal knowledge of Vedas, which emanates direct form God, people started their own path of worship. Similarly, in the absence of the knowledge of Vedas, now people have made their own paths of sexuality, bisexuality etc. So, being against the Vedas, learned Yogis, Tapsvis, Rishi-Munis do not accept it because this practice is man-made and not God-made.

You yourself can think that, is their anything in the universe who is even similar to God than what to talk of being above God? Who can dare to make their own rules and regulations and breaking the universal fundamental laws of God are punished by Omnipresent, Formless,omniscient God.

Vedika: Namaste swamiji, ishwar ne sub ko ek jaisa hi utpan kiya hai do ankhan do haath do tangay ek nak phir bhi pharak kyun. Bhaid Bhav kahan se utpan aur kyun.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you, my daughter. Ameeri- Gareebi , sukh- dukh ka pharak isliye hai ki hum sab yahan apne apne pichle kiye hue shubh or ashubh arthat punaya aur paap karmon ka phal bhogne aayein hain. Phir bhi Ishwar ne hum par dayaa karke hamein vedon ka gyan diya aur hamein vedon mein samjhaya ki jo bhi vidwanon ka sang kar ved vidya ko sunkar usey apne jeevan mein utar lega toh weh apne pichhle janmon ke sabhi karmon ka nash karke aur is prakar dukhon ka nash bhee karke apni gareebi ko mitakar ameer aadi banker sadaa sukhi jeevan gujaar sakega(Rigveda mantra 10/135/1,2,3). Ishwar bhed-bhav kabhi nahin karta, Woh hee toh sabse uttam Nyaykarta hai. Ishwar toh kewal kiye hue karmon ka pahal deta hai.

Urwashee: Noukari me smasya aur pareshaniya dur karneke liye havan vidhi?
Swami Ramswarup: Yeh bahut khushi kee baat hai ki aapne dukhon ka nash karne ke liye hawan vidhi ke baare mein puchha hai. vedon mein yahi kaha ki jo sadhak nitya hawan/yajyen karega uske sabhi dukh door ho jaayeingey. Main aapko is baare mein apna article paste karta hoon.

Shubh Karma

Hard working, devotion, dedication, honesty, services to the parents and elders to follow eternal religion mentioned in Vedas, practice of Ashtang Yoga, discharging moral duties to get progress in education, science simultaneously with spiritualism like, daily havan, to be in contact with the learned Acharya, to get his advice, are some of the pious deeds which make the future bright and obliterate the sorrows, problems, diseases, etc.

One must wake up early in the morning for early morning walk and exercises, must sit on meditation and chant holy name of God, must be away from any addiction and non-vegetarian. Such pious actions lead to long, happy life and bright future.

GAYATRI MANTRA

The Gayatri mantra is as follows —

OM BHURBHUVAHA SWAHA TATA SAVITUR VARENYAM BHARGODEVASYA
DHIMAHI DHIYO YO NAHA PRACHODYAT

Meaning of Gayatri mantra stating each word is as follows. Its meaning is based on
Vedas and Sanskrit grammar. Grammatical hints are in short please.

Om has three Hindi words. Aa, Uu AND Ma. Aa is meant for Aakaar from which three
names of God are built, Viraat, Agni, and Vishwadi. From Uu = uukar from which
Hirannyagarbha, Vayu and Tejas names occur and Ma = makaar from which Ishwar,
Aditya and Praajyan aadi, holy names of God occur. Rigveda mantra 1/164/46 says
God is one but His names are several. But here OM the holy name of God is only
being explained.

VIRAAT = Viraat word is made from dhatu ‘Rajrideeptau’ i.e., manifest. Therefore
Viraat means He who manifests the universe. As God manifests the universe, thus
Viraat is the name of God. Rigveda mandal 10, sukta 129 states that like potter
makes pot from clay, similarly God creates universe from non-alive matter prakriti.
Prakriti is unseen matter. From unseen matter, the whole universe is created in the
visible form. Science also says that matter is never destroyed but changes its form.
Suppose a paper is burnt, paper changes its form into ashes. Then ashes are crushed
and thrown in air. At this moment, the paper changed into ashes becomes invisible
but was never destroyed. Similarly the whole universe at the time of final destruction
is turned into prakriti i.e., into unseen form.

AGNI = From dhatu, “ANCHU GATI POOJANAYOHO” the word “AGNI is made. Its
meaning is: He who is a form of wisdom. “SARVAJAYEN” i.e., Omniscient. That is,
knows each and every atom of universe and even beyond universe. He who is to be
known, to be gained and is worshipful. So Agni is the name of God.

VISHWA = Vishwa word is made from dhatu, “VISHPRAVESHANE”. Its meaning is He
in whom the universe is entering or He who is entering the universe. So being
omnipresent, Vishwa is the name of God.

HIRANNYAGARBHA = i.e., ” JYOTIRVAYIHIRANYAM”. Its meaning is, who is the base
of all sun, etc., luminous lokas or He who is the living place of all luminous lokas.
VAYU = from dhatu, “VA GATIGANDHANYOHO”, vayu word is made. Its meaning is
He who holds, gives life and destroys and is the mightiest amongst all. So the name
of God is Vayu.

TEJ = from dhatu, “TIJA NISHANE”, the word Tej is made meaning He who is self
made and self-enlightened and gives light to sun, moon, stars etc. God does not take
light from anywhere but gives light to sun, moon, stars, etc. so the unbroken,
unobstructed/unproduced and eternal form of light is Almighty God and not sun,
moon etc. So the name of God is Tej.

ISHWAR = from dhatu, “ISH ASHWERIYE”, the word Ishwar is made. Its meaning is
whose knowledge is thoughtful and true and He who has unlimited wealth, fortune
and glory etc. Therefore the name of God is Ishwar. Here it is not out of place to
mention that soul (man/woman) has limited qualities and are dependent whereas
God is independent and has unlimited qualities that is why He is God.

ADITYA = from dhatu, “DO AVAKHANDANE”, Aditya word is made. Its meaning is the
one who cannot be broken into pieces and thus cannot be destroyed. So God’s name
is Aditya.

PRAJAYEN (PRAGYA) = from dhatu, “JYEN AVABODHANE”, Prajayen word is made
meaning whose wisdom is totally without any misunderstanding and thus he who
knows every matter and behavior of whole universe without misunderstanding. So
God’s name is Prajayen. So here also it is not out of place to mention that illusion
can never attack on God and God is totally free from illusion.

BHUHU = “BHUHU ITI VAYEE PRANAHA” i.e., He who is the base of lives of universe,
is most beloved, even more than Prann i.e., breath. So Bhuhu is the name of God.

BHUVAHA= “BHUVAHA ITI APANAHA” i.e., He who is totally free from any sorrow,
and the soul removes his own all sorrows after coming in contact with Him. So the
name of God is Bhuvaha.

SWAHA = i.e., “SWAHA ITI VYANAHE” who is omnipresent in the universe and is
holding the same. So the name of God is Swaha.

SAVITUHU = He who creates the universe. So the name of God is Savituhu.

DEVSYA= who gives all pleasure/merriment, so the name of God is Dev.

VARENNYAM = He who is the most supreme and acceptable. God is most supreme
and acceptable for worship.

BHARGAHA = the purest entity (though God is formless, but finding no suitable
English word of Sanskrit word, “SHUDH SWARUPAM” the word entity has been used.)

TAT = i.e., the God i.e., of the purest entity.

DHIMAHI = i.e., we must hold (sort of meditation) because

YAHA = the God

NAHA = our,

DHIYAHA = mind(i.e., in our minds)

PRACHODYAT = by inspiration (fulfil the mind with wisdom)

MEANING
“We meditate the God who is the base of lives’ of universe, totally free from any sorrow, omnipresent, creates the universe, gives all pleasure/merriment, most supreme and acceptable, purest entity; May the God enlighten our minds with wisdom by His inspiration”.

Here it is not out of place to mention that idea of a (one) Ved mantra is based on ideas of several Ved mantras. So in the above Gayatri mantra, there are three things —-

Bhuhu, Bhuvaha, Swaha, Savituhu, Bhargaha, Devsya are some qualities amongst unlimited qualities of God. These are called Stuti i.e., to say about God with His real qualities and not self made etc.

Secondly Dhimahi means meditation i.e., one should always sit in meditation and do hard and pious deeds for which he will have to study Vedas in full, while discharging moral duties towards family and nation.

Third and last is DHIYO YO NAHA PRACHODYAT. It is a prayer to God explanation of which is cited above.

How to do havan

Please sit in the morning to perform havan. Havan must be in sunlight then it is more beneficial. Then half a bowl of fresh water with a tablespoon must be with you with small twigs especially of mango tree if possible, havan samagri, ghee, camphor and match box must be there with you. Please sit on sukh asan on four times folded blanket and blanket must be on mat.

Sukh asan i.e., sit on duly folded feet in comfortable position. Then first close your eyes and concentrate between two eyebrows and chant Gayatri mantra three times within heart and not by mouth. Then open your eyes.

Take one spoon of water in right palm. Chant this mantra, OM AMRITO UPASTRANMASI SWAHA and drink the water which you have put in your palm. Then again take the spoon of water in right palm then chant the next mantra, OM AMRITA APIDHANMASI SWAHA, and drink the water. Then again take the water in right palm and chant the mantra, OM SATYAM YASHAH SHRI MAYI SHRI SHRAYTAAM SWAHA, and drink the water. Then wash the right palm while sitting, with the same water kept in bowl.

Then put the twigs into havan kund with one piece of camphor and burn it. During this process chant the Gayatri mantra again and again till such time the fire is lighted sufficiently. Then chant the Gayatri mantra and at the last add the word Swaha and offer ghee with tablespoon, quantity equivalent to 4 to 5 drops. And if you are alone then also offer in fire pinch of havan samagri from your right hand’s finger and thumb avoiding forefinger. So this offering may be of 11 times, 21 times or 51 times as the time suits. It is the simplest way and I have not quoted the complete method of Yajna. The havan with Ved mantras are always offered as the best worship of God only please. Do havan daily and both times.

Procedure of Chanting

Please, start the day by chanting Gayatri mantra in the early morning sitting on suitable asan like Sukhasan, Siddhasan or Padmasan etc. concentrate on the point between two eyebrows which is called “Agyachakra”. The Gayatri mantra should be chanted along with its meaning both times. Also, please try to perform daily hawan even with Gayatri mantra. Then try to study any of my books daily and put up question if any. After 15 days chant the Gayatri mantra only thrice thereafter do the name jaap of Almighty God-“Om”. The jaap must be done daily by heart and not orally.

GK: Namaste guru ji, I have a big problem. My father was died in 2004 by suicide. I have a big tension about this issue. What we do for this dhosha? Kindly help us. We are facing lot of problems.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. In this world we have come to face our previous lives’ good and bad deeds personally. The theory of the deeds (karmas) are never shared. For example, if you do pious deed or sin, you will get the result thereof in return and nobody else. So, though the death of your loving father is a matter of sorrow and I am also sorry for the sin but the fundamental law of Almighty God framed in universe are unchangeable. You could do your best i.e., service to your father while he was alive. As soon as soul goes out of the body nothing can be done. Now please do not worry and try to forget the incident. In every occasion either in happiness or sorrow there is a vedic law that all must remember God. The best way to remember and worship God is to perform daily hawan/Yajyen. So, I would like to advise you to perform hawan even only with Gayatri mantra offering atleast twenty-one aahutis in the morning and even in the evening. In the end, you may pray to God to give the departed soul peace.

Sanjay: Kya Hanuman ji ki murti ek satha ek jagah par kar sakte hain?
Swami Ramswarup: Han! apnee ichcha anusaar aap kar sakte hain lekin vedon mein aisa vidhaan nahin hai. Vedon mein kewal nirakar, sarvavyapak, sansaar ko rachne wale aur palna karne wale Parmeshwar kee pooja ke liye hee kaha hai.

Manish: Pranam Guruji,mene isse pehle aap ko prashna pucha tha par mujhe ab tak koi reply nahi mila.Kuch Mantro ka meaning ka explanation samjna tha kyuki Gaytri parivar,Arya Samaj,Pandit Damodar Satvelkar in abhi ka meaning me alag alag meaning diya gaya hai Isliye Guru Ji, Jaise aap ko time mile aap mere liye thoda kasht kare Dhnayad OM
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. Mujhe yaad hai apne mantron ki vyakhya poochchee thee aur shayad maine aapka postal address maanga tha jisse main weh lambi vyakhyayein Hindi mein aapko by post bhej doon, please check.

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