A Glimpse of Shunya- Ganesh Chathurthi
As we all prepare to celebrate the birth of Shree Ganesh and welcome Riddhi and Siddhi into our life, We should also look at this festival from a Jyothish point of view that why are we celebrating this? What happens in the sky during this period?
As Chaturthi is one of the \’rikta\’ tithis in which no good work should be started but we welcome Shree Ganesh who is always the first devta, we invite when we are about to embark on a new endeavor. Whether it is a pooja or any other religious ceremony, he is the one who can remove any kind of obstacles.
\’Rikta\’ means empty- Shunya -Zero. This zero is such a powerful term of the universe that when everything is absent still zero remains and will be there forever. As we all know the state of empty mind only leads to moksha or liberation. Moksha is the freedom from the bondage of desires. The key of moksha resides in between the ongoing thoughts. There is a pause in between our thoughts similarly, there is a pause in between our breath too. That pause is the smallest shunya, the empty space which one finds during meditation.
Not only during meditation we can get into this state while doing anything. sometimes we are so indulged in some activity that we don\’t even know what we were thinking of. like while gardening, watering the plants enjoying nature, and thinking absolutely nothing. This calms down the brain. Usually, it is our silence that wants to talk to us. Imagine the universe wants to talk to you through your inner core but you are so busy in the outside world that the inner core does not get time to even communicate with you.
Zero is also Ketu or the south node of the Moon as Ketu is represented by Shree Ganesh only. Wherever in the chart, Ketu sits creates a disturbance. but have we ever wondered why?
Why does a planet want to create a disturbance? Because this is the area where Your inner soul wants to talk to you- You need to give time to listen to the inner voice- such as have you ever seen an old television set wherein the absence of signal the noise used to come in form of black and white dots. Those random dot pixel patterns of the static display are also within us, but we can see them only after we get disconnected from the outer world. Ketu is the same -It stays silently inside you all the time but only when you are alone then the inner world starts talking to you and it will guide your soul in the right direction. but the problem starts when we neglect our inner desire to a point that it keeps on building up.
After that Ketu starts coiling up by creating the disconnection between you and your soul. Then at one point in time, you don\’t even know what you actually want in life as you are so disconnected from your soul desires.
Now do this as an experiment- Ask people or yourself -Which desire you want to fulfill? Most of them will not be able to answer this simple question. Chances are high that they will come up with desires which are not their own. Those will be the desires given by society to them such as getting an iPhone or Getting married because this is what they have told from the very beginning that if you follow this path you might be happy but the truth is that these all are materialistic things. Truth is -the disconnection to the inner self has made most human being sad and miserable and that comes out as frustration, anger, and disappointment on other people.
When we mark the birth of Shree Ganesh and welcome \’Shunya\’ in our life that very moment is the reminder to ourselves. He has come to remind us that we need to listen to our internal core. Look at Shree Ganesha and observe, he has big ears as he listens to every single person who is talking below the audible range and his head is of Elephant. The elephant is an animal that is a symbol of power but still, he never harms anyone and walks with a rolling gait. He stays happy in his own world although he can take control of the jungle he never exercises his power. Ganesha always sits on a rat -As rats symbolize problems. Also in Jaimini sutram Five Rats and Cats are for Aries sign- which symbolizes Problems -Shree Ganesh keeps all the problems under control with the help of his wisdom and creates a mental boundary for enemies.
As Ketu never stays at one place and we can\’t stay in isolation forever we need to do visarjan. but before visarjan during this pooja we get connected to our inner core and listen to all the desires of our soul. Ketu represents the extreme upper end and moves all of us above the normal level of consciousness. We also need to observe the discipline of food as this is the period when the cosmos opens up and suddenly there is the news of Black holes as the sky gets clear after the rain. This is the perfect time for planting most of the fruit\’s seeds and even for conception as well as when the kid will be born after 9 months Sun will be in Aries.
So whatever we will start during this period we will be able to sow the seed of that karma easily as the universe is ready for conception. Ketu is the planet that creates the blockage and the reason for blockage is the negligence of the inner soul- When we neglect someone in a past life -that part becomes occupied by Ketu such as – Libra Ketu- native ignored relationships and business and this is what becomes the challenge in this life as well- Leo Ketu- Native would have ignored kids and this life native face problems related to kids and stability in life.
Now time for the ritual which anyone can do irrespective of chart placement. In whichever sign your Ketu is placed in, using that color draw a triangle and write down the beej mantra of Ketu \’Sreem\’ in Sanskrit like the image below. You can also download various combinations of wallpaper and pictures from this link - Take a printout and stick opposite to where you sit and work CLICK HERE
What you can expect from the remedy-
Sometimes we suppress our soul desires so much that we are not clear what we have to do in life and we keep on chasing wrong goals and what can be worse than reaching a destination realizing that we were on wrong track -this remedy will help you give signals, nimits and help you guide through the internal maze of your subconscious brain to reach the core and discover your hidden skills what you were carrying from the past life.
You will also see a lot of people will start approaching you who will serve as key people to complete your task in life- Use the coming days very wisely as this can change your life – A Zero can change the entire value of a person depending on where it is placed.