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Encyclopedia of Vedic Astrology: Remedies: Mantras, Chapter III, Part – 35


Dr. Shanker Adawal    


Snake Lord, Taksha, is the Lord of the Ashlesha Nakshatra. A person born in the Ashlesha Nakshatra is cruel natured, destroyer of all, ungrateful, short tempered, prone to troubling others, used to wandering aimlessly, waster of money, sensuous, ill behaved and a performer of his own deeds. He may be clever, imaginative, dynamic, wavering, easily appeased, pleasant natured, fluent, imitative of others in talking, having artistic interests, fond of literature and music, fond of travelling, passionate, occasionally involved in theft, lazy, selfish and prone to sudden assaults.

The Ashlesha Nakshatra controls the lungs, abdomen, lower part of food pipe & liver and these are afflicted with malefic effect. Such persons are see to be found of alcohol. Women born during this constellation are good managers, but they have to be extra cautions while maintaining relations with their in-laws. Ashlesha is a “Mool Sangyaka” nakshatra and it signifies fear for mother or mother-in-law. To mitigate the evil effects of the constellation, on the day of the Ashlesha Nakshatra, one should make a golden idol of the Snake couple, establish it ritually and worship it with kumkum (saffron), incense sticks, flowers, dhoop, ghee, lamp and rice. Perform homa with ghee and sugar and recite the following mantra hundred and eight times.

Om Namasatu sarpebhayoo ye ke cha prithvi manu ye antarikshedivitebhayee sapebhayoo namah| om takshkeshwarayee namah||


Lord Pitr is the lord of the Magha Nakshatra. Persons born in this constellational are wealthy, pleasure loving, devoted to God and parents, and very enterprising. Some classics are of the view that such persons are hard hearted, sharp natured, possessing uncritical skills, lacking sins, prudent, proud, pious, under their wive’s domination and destructive of enemies. He may be involved in a suspicious and secretive work, very enterprising and endowed with many servants. Such persons are skilled at doing work for others, fond of eating and drinking and thrifty. They may be assaulted suddenly, have an anxious temperament and face continuous obstacles in progress.

Magha nakshatra controls heart, back, spinal cord and its surrounding area and these are afflicted with ailments when malefic planets show their effect. To ward off the evil effects worship Lord Pitr. For that, one should invite father like respected Brahmins on the day of the Magha Nakshatra and worship them with white sandalwood fragrance, champak flowers, ghee, dhoop, ghee lamp and other sweets. One should wear the bhringraj mool on the arm or heart in an amulet. Clothes, sesame seeds and rice should be donated as per ritual. Occasionally, milk and cereal should be donated to the ancestors. Perform homa while mixing ghee, sesame seeds, rice, and recite the following mantra for hundred and eight times.

Om pitrbhayee swadhayeebhay swadha namah pitamahebhay swadhayeebhayee swadhaanamah parpitamahebhayee swadhayibhayee swadhanaam akshanpitro mimdant pitroatitrpant pitra pitra shunddhawam om pitrbhyonamah||


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