[Advaita-l] Mantra Japa during grahana.

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Wed Jul 17 00:17:20 EDT 2019

On Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 9:40 AM V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>

> On Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 5:00 AM KAMESWARARAO MULA via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
>> No.  Grahanakala is an inauspicious time for japa
>> I don't agree this as I have reference to contradict this
>> statement.Ganapathi atharvana sirsha says that : Suuryagrahe-Mahaa-Nadyaam
>> Pratimaa-Sannidhau Vaa Japtvaa Siddha-Mantro Bhavati.
> There was an announcement that all shrines in Sringeri will be kept open
> during the Grahana for people to come there and do japa, etc. Either
> Gayatri (for those it has been given) or other japa-s that people have
> received can be performed during Grahana.  Maybe there is a difference of
> opinion across various parts of the country. Desha aachaara.

Not just japa, other religious acts like daana performed during grahana too
fetch multifold results.  While it may not be possible to actually give the
daana since recipients will not be available during that time, one can keep
aside the daana items with the sankalpa and give them later to the intended


They have to do special japa, paarayana, daana during the grahana period. (They
have to do/participate in extra japa, parayana, suvarna, rajata, or
yathashakthi daana)

SHAKAMBARI NAGAR, RAYARA MUTT, Opp : Banashankari Temple, Bangalore.
Those who are desirous of participating may please come to the Mutt, during
Grahana Period.

> regards
> subrahmanian.v
>> I also learnt from Guru's that the 'Japa' made during the Graham kala
>> is multi folded times of the actual one which leads to siddhi. It can
>> be scientifically explained by thee fact that,Due to the inactive movement
>> of the planets during grahana kala, there will be no obstacles in reaching
>> the god/godesees through the mantra shakti as their powers were embedded in
>> the mantra. Sruti says the mantra is the subtle form of the god's power. I
>> also learnt that  " Devam i.e God is Mantradhinam which indeed is
>> Brahmmanadihnam". It is Brahmman who can reveal the mantra to the needy by
>> the perfect judgement/testing.
>> My grand father often used to say me that : The Gnapanti mantra is to be
>> done during the 'Surya Graham' & Panchadasi or any other mother goddess
>> mantra should be performed during Chandra Graham and any other
>> mantra's also can be done as Japa's during the Graham Kala times which
>> could give Mantra Siddhi in shorter time as I have seen many doing like
>> this in the Varansi Ghats during the Graham Periods since several years.
>> Learned may comment or contribute their views.My reference is below.
>> अष्टौ ब्राह्मणान् सम्यग् ग्राहयित्वा सूर्यवर्चस्वी भवति ।
>> सूर्यग्रहेमहानद्यां प्रतिमासन्निधौ वा जप्त्वा सिद्धमन्त्रो भवति
>> महाविघ्नात् प्रमुच्यते ।
>> महादोषात् प्रमुच्यते ।
>> महाप्रत्यवायात् प्रमुच्यते ।
>> स सर्वविद् भवति स सर्वविद् भवति ।
>> य एवं वेद ।
>> इत्युपनिषत्
>> Sri Guru Padaravindarpana MastuKameswara

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