Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Uttarayan the Path of Light

Uttarayan the Path of Light

ॐ सूर्याय नमः I

14 January, 'Uttarayana', the northward movement of Sun on the celestial sphere for six months (14 Jan - 14 Jul). There after Dakshinayan (Kark Sakranti) for 6 months (Jul-Jan). Uttarayan is also called 'Makar Sakranti' because Sun moves from sign Sagittarius to Capricorn. Uttarayan is a 'Day' and Dakshinayan is a 'Night' of God as per Hindu tradition. Bheeshma waited for Uttarayan to discharge his soul from the body. If person dies during Uttarayan months, he gets Brahm/Cosmos, doesn't come back (Shrimad Bhagwad Gita (Ch-8, verse 24).

Uttarayan months are considered good for human health as it consists of winter, spring and summer. Diseases decrease. 

Chhandogya Upnishad described Uttarayan marg as the path of light; path of freedom; path of liberation. The Jeeva pass through higher up ultimately landing in Brahm Loka. The Jeeva travel to the path of Dakshinayan move to Pitri Loka, Chandra Loka and then return to Mrityu Loka. However, it is referring the Uttarayan path as living spiritual life and meditation like Vaishvanara, the Universal Self (ultimate Consciousness).   

Gujarat will be mad after kite flying. E.e.e...kapyo chhe..  Save birds and don't give them uttarayan mukti by killing through kite threads. 

Other States are also celebrating it as Magh parva, Loheri in Punjab, Makar Sakranti in AP, Magh Bihu in Assam. Whole of India will celebrate the festival.  

Dhanark (Sun in Sagittarius) is over and "Band Baja Barats" on road with Shehnai the mangal vadya of marriages.

कन्या वरयते रूपं माता वित्तं पिता श्रुतम् । 
बांधवाः कुलमिच्छंति मिष्टान्नमितरे जनाः ॥ 

Enjoy the sweets.

Breath in like Vaishvanar so that whole existence breath in with you. Eat like Vaishvanar that each morsel became an ahuti of yagya of "Prana-agnihotra",  Pranaya Svaha, Vyanaya Svaha, Apanaya Svaha, Samanaya Svaha, Udanaya Svaha:. 

Let we  feed and satisfy the poor and hungry people who are part of our Vaishvanar stomach. 

Til-Gud laddu khao aur sab ko khilao. 

Shubham Bhavatu Kalyanam.  

14 January 2015


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