Monday, October 21, 2019

Brahma Muhurtham and Cygnus Constellation

                                            THE SEAT OF GODDESS SARASWATHI

Brahma Muhurtham  (meaning "The Hour of the Creator"!) is associated with Cygnus constellation and directly controlled by Lord Brahma Himself. Brahma Muhurtham is roughly between 4.15 to 5.30 am every morning. This period is absolutely under the influence of Lord Brahma Who is seated on Ring Nebula (M57) on the abode of Cygnus constellation along with His Divine Consort, Goddess Saraswathi who is holding the Lyra (Veena) in Her hands.  Further, the Sushumna Nadi is said to be active during this time ( also according to Ayurveda the Brahma Muhurtham is under the influence of Vata Dosha during which time the mind is still and calm).
Veena during Brahma Muhurtham which is under the influence of Cygnus constellation is the ultimate penance in the life of a human being. The practice of Veena during a time that comes under the direct gaze of the Cosmic Veena (Lyra) and the abode of Lord Brahma and Goddess Saraswathi (Cygnus Constellation) bestows the Knowledge of Oneself within oneself. Before the REVELATION OF THE TRUTH the practitioner travels the pathway of paranormal revelations........

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Jupiter entering Lyra/Moola on November 5th, 2019!!

                                                            LAKE MANASAROVAR
Jupiter is entering the sign of Sagittarius and specifically the star of Lyra/Moola on November 5th 2019!! Jupiter is strong in its own sign, everybody knows that. Sagittarius is the Bow of Lord Rama (Kodhandam), where knowledgeable Jupiter would be in close quarters with spiritual Ketu and the philosophic planet Saturn (Kodhanda Sani).

The River Brahmaputra ( meaning "Son of Brahma" ) originates from Lake Manasarovar. Lake Manasarovar was first created in the mind of Lord Brahma. The manifestation of Lake Manasarovar on earth happened only after its creation in Lord Brahma's mind. 

As Jupiter enters Sagittarius on November 5th this year the Pushkar on the banks of River Brahmaputra will commence and last upto November 16th.

Whenever Jupiter enters Lyra/Moola ( which will happen once in 12 years) the Pushkar takes place on the banks of Brahmaputra because Lord Brahma is seated in a very close range of Cygnus and Lyra.
                                          RING NEBULA (LOTUS SEAT OF BRAHMA)
I was fortunate to chance upon this article published by AstroSage magazine (article written by Sri. V.G.R.Pavan). The above image and description of Lord Brahma's placement near Cygnus (Seat Of Goddess Saraswathi) and Lyra (Veena of Goddess Saraswathi) are given as follows:-

"Lyra is a constellation in Paradise. It is situated near the celestial Swan, Cygnus. The above is an image showing the location of Cygnus and Lyra (written in Red) in the galaxy and the unending space which is the cosmos. In the same image above we also find M57 named after an astronomer Messiah and the number corresponds to his list of observations. M57 is also known as Ring Nebula.
                                   RING NEBULA-LOTUS SEAT OF LORD BRAHMA
                                                                  LORD BRAHMA
The Ring Nebula presents the picture of a Lotus (Seat of Lord Brahma). Ring Nebula forms a great part of the constellation Lyra. In Greek Mythology Lyra was considered and admired as Lyre or Harp, whereas according to Hinduism Lyra is the Veena in the Hands of Goddess Saraswathi.  Vega, the brightest asterism in Lyra constellation is located close to Lyra (See image of constellations given above).
Vega has another name, Epsilon Lyra. Epsilon is a Greek alphabet used by astronomers for naming asterisms in a constellation according to the illumination of each star. The brightest star is Alpha, the second brightest is Beta etc.
The 2 pairs of sub-stars ( four minute stars)  in Vega revolve around each other at optimum speed with all the 4 tiny stars in Vega facing 4 different directions at any particular point of time. Hindu mythology describes the Four-Faces of Lord Brahma based on the location and movements of these 4 sub-stars belonging to Vega (Epsilon Lyra)!

Ring Nebula being the lotus on which Four Faced Lord Brahma (Vega/Epsilon Lyra) is seated and Goddess Saraswathi is holding Lyra and both have an abode of Swan which is none other than Cygnus."-Sri.V.G.R.Pavan

या कुन्देन्दुतुषारहारधवला या शुभ्रवस्त्रावृता |
या वीणावरदण्डमण्डितकरा या श्वेतपद्मासना ||
या ब्रह्माच्युतशंकरप्रभृतिभिर्देवः सदा पूजिता |
सा मां पातु सरस्वति भगवती निःशेषजाड्यापहा ||
The above shloka by Sage Agasthya describes Goddess Saraswathi as the white constellation Lyra!!

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Temple for Lyra-Moola Constellation- Singeeswarar Temple in Arakkonam District

                                          SINGEESWARAR TEMPLE

                                     VEENA ANJANEYA Star- Lyra/Moola)

This ancient temple though meant for Moola Nakshatra natives is generally good for aspirants of music/fine arts and specifically Veena. The idol of Lord Anjaneya playing the Veena is a special feature in this temple. As an obsessive Lexigram analyst I couldn't fail but notice that the main deity is "Sing" eeswarar- conveying the stress on the significance of music attached to this temple.

 Lyra (Lyre in Latin) is a small constellation and one of the 48 constellations identified by Claudius Ptolemy, a mathematician, astronomer, geographer and astrologer ( born in 100 AD and lived in Alexandria in the Roman province of Egypt under the rule of the Roman Empire).
Beginning at the North in the galaxy,  Lyra is surrounded by the constellations Draco (North), Hercules (East), Vulpecula (South) and Cygnus (West). 
Lyra which is in the shape of a harp is the origin of Veena. Lyre therefore is known as Yazh or Veena ( held in the hands of Goddess Saraswathi) according to ancient Hindu scriptures. 
The first nakshatra or constellation of Sagittarius is Lyra according to western astronomy and Moola according to vedic astrology. The constellations rise every 12 to 13 days in zodiac signs.

Lyra is the celestial Veena signalling and guiding the human race from an elevated position  towards worship of the Supreme Being. Lyra (celestial harp) according to Greek mythology was used for taming wild beasts and was considered as a link between heaven and earth.
Orpheus, the son of a Thracian king, Oeagrus played the Lyre so divinely that he was able to even melt stones and mountains and tame wild beasts through his music. Orpheus even melted the heart of the God of the underworld, Hades (Pluto) when he presented music on his Lyre.

Western mythology identifies the asterism Lyra as Orpheus reaffirming the fact that his soulful rendering of the Lyre had elevated him into becoming the star Lyra in the galaxy.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Lyra- Moola


The Summer Triangle is formed by 3 asterisms (stars) in the Northern hemisphere of the galaxy. These 3 stars form a pattern in the shape of a trianlge and well known as the Summer Triangle in the northern summer night sky.  Deneb Algedi belonging to the Cygnus (Swan) constellation, Vega belonging to the Lyra (Veena) constellation and Altair (Eagle) belonging to the Aquila constellation form the spiritual Summer Triangle. These 3 asterisms are significant for being the brightest and most brilliant asterisms in their respective constellations. In the summer night sky they shine brilliantly.

The Summer Triangle constituted by the 3 constellations-

1. Cygnus- Swan (Hamsa)
2. Lyra- Harp (Veena)
3. Aquila- Eagle (Garuda)


The constellation Lyra, which literally means Lyre or Harp in Latin (the origin of Veena) belongs to the Cygnus constellation. Cygnus constellation which is in the centre of the Milky Way  means "Seat of the Swan" in Latin. According to Vedic astrology Cygnus constellation which is in the shape of a Swan is the Seat of Goddess Saraswathi (Hamsa Vahanam).

 Lyra is the first star of Sagittarius (First 12 to 13 days of the rising of this constellation in Sagittarius happens when Sun enters this Zodiac sign). Vega belonging to Lyra is the one of the most brilliant stars in the night sky. This star Vega is bright blue in colour and means "HE SHALL BE EXALTED" in Arabic.
 Reportedly Sun and all the planets are rushing towards Vega (which is in Lyra constellation) at the rate of 12 miles per second!! Certain authentic scriptures claim that there is fulfillment of Seed Promise in Sagittarius which contains the constellation of Lyra (Moola) in it. These scriptures have elaborated further that Sagittarius holds a Savior's promise of paying the penalty for the sins of human beings including that of Adam and Eve. What caught my attention was the word "Seed". Seed means origin, origin means root, root means Moola- Moola nakshatra which literally indicates the Root Chakra. Moola Nakshatra signifies Lord Vighneswara, the First Lord, for removing obstacles.

If Cygnus constellation (Swan) is the seat of Goddess Saraswathi, Lyra (Veena) is what She holds in Her hands.Goddess Saraswathi seated on the Swan (Cygnus) seems to be encompassing the Summer Triangle in a particular angle that facilitates Her to hold Lyra (Veena ) in Her hands!!

Tropical zodiac system arrives at Uttarashadha Nakshatra for Vega (Lyra), but strictly according to sidereal zodiac calculations it is Moola Nakshatra that correlates with Vega (Lyra). Great spiritual and mythological personalities who are acclaimed Veena players have their Moon in Moola Nakshatra and Moola is the root, the origin which is why  Sun and its planets and almost everything in the galaxy are heading back to the origin, Moola at a rate of 12 miles per second - signifying the CREATION AND DISSOLUTION of the Universe!

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Nadaneerajanam- October 12th, 2019 at TIRUMALA

Nadaneerajanam (SVBC Channel)
October 12th, 2019 
6.00 to 7.30 pm at Tirumala

My veena recital on the sacred Saturday of Ashwayuja Masam
Patri Sri.Satish Kumar-mridangam
Sri. Anirudh Athreya -Khanjira

Monday, September 30, 2019

Cygnus - Seat of the Swan and Hamsa Vahanam of Goddess Saraswathi

The video below is a trip to the Cygnus Constellation which is the seat of Goddess Saraswathi. Sharad Navarathri ( Moola Nakshatra) which falls on the 5th of October, 2019 is directly connected to this constellation which is the seat of the Swan, Hamsa Vahanam of Goddess Saraswathi. I am coming out with fascinating details at the earliest. 


Sunday, September 29, 2019

Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University -PROPOSAL- Tamilnadu Music and Fine Arts University


The month of March, 2012...Secretariat
While adjusting the files and folders gingerly on my lap I ran and reran all the important points in my mind for the umpteenth time - points vital in convincing CM for the creation of an  exclusive University for music and fine arts. 
Seconds rolled heavily into minutes. I vaguely observed the rich furniture as the freezing temperature in the wood pannelled room  increased my nervousness. I shivered, wishing somebody would adjust the temperatures in the split air conditioners in the room. There was the usual hub of voices of partymen and other visitors talking in respectful whispers as the wall clock ticked audibly. Uniformed staff of the catering service moved about silently serving coffeee and snacks.
The room door opened swiftly and a group of officials walked in hurriedly towards me. There was a sudden hush as whispered conversations around me stilled instantly. I knew it was my turn and my heart skipped a beat.
A man came forward to hasten me, " Madam..." Before he could finish his sentence I stood up hastily holding on to my files and folders.
Smiling a bye at the other visitors in the room I walked fast behind the group of men as they led me to the huge closed doors of CM's chambers.
Top brass of the police department, ruling party members, photographers with cameras, media persons  and bureaucrats stood in attendance around the doorway and a few smiled at me by way of greeting me. 
I looked around anxiously for my bouquet which was taken away for security check ."Where's my bouquet?" I asked a security officer. Before he could reply a hand reached out my bouquet to me while the CM's chamber doors opened wide. A sudden flurry of activity took place as photographers and media persons hurriedly entered CM's chambers to take their respective places. Tense looking officials rushed towards me and hastened me , "please go, please go...." another voice whispered, " Don't take too long, please finish quickly" I was stung by the unfriendliness in his voice, as I was slowly getting used to jealousy and spitefulness due to my position under Amma's rule. I gave him a sharp look and he backed off.

In no time I was in front of Amma, her brilliant complexion and charisma taking my breath away as usual. She smiled warmly, her eyes shining with love and affection for me.  " Please come, please come...." She said in her characteristically loud and clear voice. I moved hastily towards her and handed her the bouquet. Smiling, she took it from me and asked me to face the photographers for the customary photo session. Flashes went off instantly after which the media persons were led out of the chambers.
Amma gestured towards her table and I seated myself opposite her. 
"So, how have you been?" She asked me in her striking voice, looking confident, happy and supremely self-assured.
" Fine Madam. I wanted to meet you to request you for something ".
She smiled indulgently, as a mother would at a daughter or an elder sister would at a younger sister, " Please tell me".
Always feeling encouraged, loved and happy by her affection for me I got up to handover the folders and files which I had prepared with great care for the creation of an exclusive University for Music and Fine Arts.
" Madam, I request you to create an exclusive and unique university for music and fine arts. You are an exemplary artist and a dynamic leader and it is my ardent wish that this University should be founded by you. This university will cover music and also every other subject that comes under fine arts. The university will provide job opportunities to so many deserving musicians and artists. Tamilnadu is a culturally rich state and the  mega December music season  that is conducted in Chennai every year is internationally renowned which is why a music and fine arts university should be founded in the city of Chennai. It is my wish that this University should be created by none other than you." I finished my monologue quickly, making best of the time constraint.
Amma listened intently and nodded " Hmm.." 
She quickly ran through the first few pages of a file containing details of various music & fine arts universities all over the world, putting it aside she looked at a couple of other folders that contained supportive documents and material.
Keenly watching her I racked my brain trying to find more reasons for an exclusive University for music and fine arts.
Amma looked up suddenly, " I can't go through all this now. I will read later."
My heart sank low, probably Amma was not too impressed with the idea after all.  I leaned forward anxiously determined to press forth my proposal.
"Actually Madam...."
She cut me short, " Done...."
I looked at her uncertainly.
She smiled at my confusion, " University is going to happen. Concerned secretary will be in touch with you." She added
"We will have a detailed meeting very soon."
Ringing a bell she summoned a photographer inside to click the action of myself handing over the documents to her. 
" Let's click this, you are proposing the creation of a university and it should be recorded.  It shall be duly announced in the forthcoming assembly." She smiled, her nod indicating that it is time for me leave.
I got up feeling dazed. I couldn't believe that  Amma had agreed so promptly and readily and that too without any fuss or pomposity for the formation of a Music&Fine Arts University! 
 A slow smile began to spread on my face and I could see that she caught the excitement which was writ all over my face. She laughed and said with soft emphasis, "Very very soon!!"
Heady promise indeed! Celebration time!! I promised myself a huge ice cream....
Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University was about to be born!!!!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Memorable appreciation from the Lioness!

Tamilnadu Music and Fine Arts University Arch built in 2013 and Logo - Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University

The arch leading to Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University office, built in 2013 immediately after establishment of TNMFAU. As Vice Chancellor of Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University

Logo designed by Fine Arts Faculty and motto coined by myself- PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT!!
As Vice Chancellor of Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University (2013-2016)

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Pancharatnam rendition on Thyagaraja Aradhana Day by Government affiliated college of Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University in 2016

Pancharatnam rendition on Thyagaraja Aradhana Day in 2016 by staff and students of Goverment affiliated college of Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University. Chief Guest Pro-Chancellor and Minister of Art&Culture, Thiru K.C.Veeramani


Brahma Muhurtham and Cygnus Constellation

                                            THE SEAT OF GODDESS SARASWATHI Brahma Muhurtham  (meaning "The Hour of the Creator"...