On the eve of Shani Amavasya i.e 4th June 2016, cultural feast program was organised under the devine presence of Prernamurti Bharti Shriji… Clothes grains, sweets were distributed to the needy people. The discourse of Shriji also benefited them spiritually…
In Her satsang (spiritual discourse), Shriji told villagers how to get rid of addictions and also motivated them to be cautious against these deadly habits; many people took a solemn vow in Her presence after Her divine speech and graciousness . There seemed to be drastic changes within villagers and they wished to quit addiction from their lives such as smoking, chewing tobacco etc. Their boundless joy and satisfied eyes were the proof of what they got from Shriji’s presence as there had been no one in their village like Shriji who had visited them to know their well being. They carried the things got in charity on their heads and left for their homes with extremely contented hearts. Shriji too took the farewell from villagers by showering grace through Her sight…
Shani Amavasya in year 2016 is on June 04. Shani is a Hindi word for the name of Saturn. In Hindu culture, Amavasya Day is not considered auspicious for initiating any good or important work or performing any sacred pooja function. However, this particular ‘Shani Amavasya’ is the only day that is regarded auspicious for performing any custom, rituals of fair traditions; except the other ones. This sacred day often comes one, two or very few times in a year. In both, Vedic Astrology and Hindu Mythology, planet Saturn is one the very powerful celestial body in Universe. For Hindu people, Saturn is Lord Shani who is depicted with black complexion. In many places of India, it can be noticed that people donate mustard oil to please Lord Shani. The person under influence of Shani Dasha or Saturn period must worship Lord Shani especially during Shani Amavasya. It is acknowledged that worshiping Lord Shani during Saturdays or on the day of Shani Amavasya help natives to reduce evil effects of planet Saturn. Saturn is very powerful and influencing planet. It can be both ‘malefic’ and ‘benefic’. If this planet is benefic then the native will definitely receive abundant prosperity and fortune in life. Many difficult tasks automatically be accomplished by the grace of Lord Shani. But, if this planet is not favourable in one’s horoscope, the native will certainly experience delays, difficulties, and types of different problems. Such person should not avoid worshipping Lord Shani on Saturday or especially on the day of Shani Amavasya. Remedies for Saturn can also be applied to reduce malefic effect of this planet.
What is Shani Amavasya?
It has already been mentioned above that ‘shani amavasya’ is a sacred day that comes when new- moon day is noticed particularly on Saturday. It is the only day that is considered favorable for bringing fortune and prosperity. However, Amavasya of all months are only considered for Shradh pooja or trapan to offer to dead ancestors and forefathers. But, Shani Amavasya is considered very favorable to perform sharadh pooja for forefathers. People who are facing obstacles or many difficulties in life and are not finding proper remedies can follow rituals and customs to delight Lord Shani on the day of Shani Amavasya. Therefore, Shani Amavasya 2016 is an auspicious day for Shradh 2016.
What can be done on Shani Amavasya?
However Shani Amavasya is said to be a propitious day for Hindu devotees, especially to perform ‘shradh’ or ‘trapan’ to dead ancestors, this day is also not auspicious to begin other auspicious work like expansion of new venture of business and so on. But it is sure that worshiping Lord Shani on this day certainly bestows the devotee immense blessings of this deity.
Sun does not stop rising, birth and death does not stop for anybody, river does not stop flowing, air does not change its direction and goes on blowing, then why do we stop reciting God’s name and listening to discourses?? It should also continue… When a sinner does not stop himself from doing bad deeds, then why should we stop doing good deeds??
Human body is mortal and seizes one day. The normal tendency of human body is to get destroyed; of mind is to become restless; of intellect is to give-and-take and that of soul is to be steady, liberated and happy always. So be in your soul always and experience that you are immortal even if your body gets destroyed.
There are 2 types of graciousness – general and specific. For instance, general knowledge like that of relations, etiquettes,etc.is attained by the grace of parents. But to attain specific knowledge, children are sent to school. And to attain more specific knowledge like that of graduation in a specific field, one has to take efforts to attain it.
Another instance is of sun. When sun rises, because of its general grace – everyone starts off with their daily work. But for the special grace of sun, one offers water to sun God, recites mantras, etc. So when you gain specific knowledge it works as specific graciousness. Similarly, there are millions and billions of human beings on this earth who are humans in general but if human wants to attain liberation then he has to listen to specific discourses, walk on the path of knowledge showered by Guru, and experience the specific graciousness of Guru within yourself – Guru Kripa. Then only human life is successful and human is eligible to be called as human.
It is the specific grace of God that he has made only humans eligible to achieve liberation from the cycle of 84 lakh births and deaths. So, why not take advantage of this precious human birth and attain liberation with the specific graciousness of God…!!