As most of you are busy with the planning and preparations for the most awaited Aradhana of the year, the 343rd aradhana of Sri Raghavendra Theertha Gurusarvabhoumaru from 11 to 13-August, here comes a gentle reminder that coming Sunday(27th July) is a special day to earn Sri Rayaru’s blessings. We have Pushyarka Yoga on this day as the Pushya Nakshatra is coming on Sunday. Also note this is the only such occurrence in this JAYA year.
Pushya is a Sanskrit word, meaning “to nourish”. The ruler of Pushya is Saturn or Shani and its deity is Brihaspati or Jupiter, the Guru of wisdom. When the Pushya Nakshatra falls on Thursday or Sunday, astrologers and religious minded people consider it as favourable and call it Pushya Amrit Yoga. This day (Pushya Nakshatra) is an auspicious day to see, take blessings and remember your Guru or spiritual teacher. It is in this manner that Pushya has an auspicious link with spiritual and religious matters.
We all know that one of the greatest devotees of Rayaru was Sri Appanacharya. He brought out the benefits of remembering Rayaru on such a day or on Pushya Nakshatra.
In his Raghavendra Stotra, Appanacharya says,
“Soma surya parogo cha pushyarkadhi samagame,
Yo anuthamam idham stotramashtothara satham japeth,
Bhootha praetha pisachadhi peeda thasya na jayathe”
What this means is that when there is a lunar or solar eclipse or during Pushya Star on Sunday, any person reciting the shlokas of Raghavendra Swamy or remembering him, will not have any kind of trouble. No ghost, devil or/and any evil will trouble a person who recites the Raghavendra Stotra 108 times or performs the japa 108 times.
So let us all make use of this auspicious day by getting together in front of Sri Rayara Mruthika Brindavana and chant the famous Sri Rayara Stotra as many time as possible and do our sankalpa for our sadhane during the Aradhana period on this day and pray for Sri Rayaru and Sri Hari Vayu Gurugalu’s blessings to make it happen.
Please click on the following links for Signifance of Pushyarka Yoga.
|| Sri Krishnarpanamastu ||