AUM SRI SAI RAM
GURU PEYARCHI- TRANSIT OF JUPITER 2017
From 9:25 am on Saturday 2nd September 2017 Planet Jupiter – Guru will be transiting and leaving Virgo sign (rashi) and transiting to Tula – Libra sign (rashi). Effects of this transit will be different for Sun signs and Moon signs.
On this auspicious occasion Archana, Homam, Abishekam, Japam [16,000 times for Guru Bhagawan] along with Sankalpam and Pujas will be performed Ekadasai Rudram to Lord Siva at the THITTAI VASISHTESHWARAR Temple, near Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, on 4 September 2017. There will also be one Guru Transit Puja at Thiruchendur temple on Tuesday 5 September 2017.
Vasishteswaraswamy temple is a very antiquated temple located in the village ‘Thittai’ near Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. This temple has another name as ‘Thenkudi Thittai‘ as the temple is located to the south of the Cauvery River. It is a Hindu temple devoted to Lord Vasishteswarar. A prominent feature of this temple is the water that falls from its ceiling on the Shiva Lingam, every 24 minutes. This phenomenon happens because of the two special stones ‘Suryagaanthakkal‘ and ‘Chandragaanthakkal‘ that are kept at strategic points above the Vimana. The stones absorb all the air and moisture from the surroundings and then convert them into water that falls on the deity.
The name of the village ‘Thittai’ means ‘thitthu’ in Tamil, i.e mound. In ancient times, the world was surrounded with water due to ‘Pralayam’ (the Flood); At that moment Brahma and Vishnu worshipped the Lord Shiva for their aegis (guidance, protection). After performing extensive searches in almost all places, they found this mound which was not submerged in the waters of Pralaya. There was a Shiva Lingam at this mound. Both, Brahma and Vishnu started offering puja to Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva was most pleased with their offerings and appeared in front of them. He then deputed duties to both Brahma and Vishnu of Creation and Protection respectively. It is believed that this mound is the only place in ancient history that was not flooded and drowned during the last Pralaya event. The Sage Vasishta offered prayers to Lord Shiva; hence the temple has been named as Vasishteswarar. The temple has been wholly constructed using stone for all edifices, including the ceilings, pillars, walls and floors.
On reaching the temple, another speciality found here is the ‘Guru Bhagavan’ (Jupiter) temple that is inside the main temple itself. This is placed where one can see that Guru Bhagavan (Jupiter) is in a standing posture having four hands holding weapons and a book. The most important festivals celebrated here are Guru Peyarchi (transit of Jupiter) and Chitra Pournami (full moon in the month of Chitra). On entering the Dwaja Sithambam that is made of stone, you can see another shrine of Raja Guru as Bali peedam, Ambal Sannathi at the right side.
About Guru Bhagavan – Jupiter
Guru Bhagavan – Planet Jupiter has been worshipped by the people since ages past. Offering prayers to planet Jupiter relieves the inauspicious impacts from the life of the spiritual aspirant. Students offer prayers to the Guru Bhagavan so that they might perform well in their studies. From beginning till end of the months festivals are celebrated in the temple like Maha Shivarathri in the month of February-March, followed by Tirukarthikai in November and December including Guru Bhagavan (Jupiter). In each week, Guru Transition day (Thursdays) is celebrated. The Lord Shiva is known as Swayambumurthy. It is said that the Lord sun offers his prayers to Shiva Linga by his rays on 15, 16 and 17th in Avani Month (August to September). During Panguni (March-April), the rising Sun offers his prayers to Lord Shiva by dedicating his Sun rays on 25 and 26th of the month. The temple timings are 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. in morning and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00.pm in the evening.
The Armour of Brihaspati – Jupiter
(Jupiter – Brihaspati is a great benefic, but it causes a lot of problems when it moves to some of the houses, especially first, third, fourth, sixth, eighth, tenth and twelfth from the Moon. It stays in each house for one year. This Kavacha should be read on all Thursdays during that period to get rid of the problems. Persons who have Jupiter in these houses should contact the undersigned below in order to participate in rituals and offerings designed to alleviate and remove such afflictions.)
Sri Ganesaya Namaha
(Salutations to Lord Ganesha)
Asya sri Brahaspathi Kavacha maha manthrasya Easwara rishi,
For the great chant of Armour to Jupiter the sage is Easwara
The meter is anushtup
The God is Brihaspati
The root is “Gam”
The power is “Goddess Lakshmi”
The nail is “Kleem”
Guru preethyrarthe Jape Viniyoga
The chant is being done to please Guru
Abheeshta phaladham sarvajnam sura poojitham,
Aksha maladharam shantham pranamami bruhaspatheem.
I salute sage Brihaspati,
Who fulfils our wishes,
Who knows everything,
Who is worshipped by all devas,
Who wears the garland of beads,
And who is peaceful.
Bruhaspathi sira pathu, lalatam pathu may guru,
Karnou sura guru , nethre may abheeshta dayaka.
Let Brihaspati protect my head,
Let Guru (teacher) protect my forehead,
Let my ears be protected by teacher of devas,
And let my eyes be protected by he who fulfils wishes.
Jihwam pathu suracharya, nasaam may Veda Paraga,
Mukham may pathu sarvagna, kantam may devatha guru.
Let the teacher of devas protect my tongue,
Let my nose be protected by the expert in Vedas,
Let the all knowing one protect my face,
And let my neck be protected by teacher of devas.
Bhujavangeerasa pathu, karou pathu shubha prada,
Sthanou may pathu vageesa, kuksheem may shubha lakshana.
Let my hand be protected by Angeeras*,
Let my arms be protected by he who does good,
Let the master of speech protect my chest,
And let he who looks good protect my stomach.
*father of Brihaspati
Nabhim deva guru pathu, madhyam pathu sukha prada,
Katim pathu jagat vandya, ooru may pathu vak pathee.
Let my belly be protected by Guru,
Let he who does good protect my middle,
Let my hip be protected by he who is saluted by the universe,
And let the master of words protect my legs.
Janu jange suracharyo, padhou viswathamaka sada,
Anyani yani cha anganee, rakshenmay sarvatha guru.
Let the teacher of devas protect my thighs and knee,
Let my feet be protected by the soul of the world,
And let all other parts of my body be always be protected by Guru.
Ithyedath kavacham divyam trisandhyam ya paden nara,
Sarva kamaanvapnothi sarvathra vijayee bhaveth.
If this holy armour is read by men at dawn, noon and dusk,
They would succeed in all their acts,
And would gain victory everywhere.
Iti Sri brahmyamaloktham Sri Brahaspathi kavacham sampoornam.
Thus ends the armour of Jupiter which occurs in Brahamyaloktham.
Sacred Offerings for Peyarchi – Transit
The following Moon Signs and Sun Sign are benefited:
- Mesha – Aries,
- Mithuna – Gemini.
- Kanya – Virgo,
- Tula – Libra,
- Dhanus – Sagittarius, and
- Kumbh – Aquarius
The following Moon Signs and sun signs are Unfavorable:
- Vrishabha – Taurus,
- Kartaka – Cancer,
- Simha – Leo,
- Vrishakha – Scorpio
- Makara – Capricorn
- Meena – Pisces,
Those with unfavourable results are advised to do special Puja like Homam, Sankalpam and Abhishekam to receive relief and good effects from Lord Jupiter. This is an essential time to undertake such sacred offerings so soon after Lord Jupiter enters Tula – Libra, ruled by Venus (Venus is neutral towards Jupiter, Jupiter is enemy towards Venus). Significant blessings will be received by those who participate these archanams, pujas, hommams.
On this auspicious occasion Archana, Homam, Abhishekam, Japam [16,000 times for Guru Bhagavan] along with Sankalpam and Pujas will be performed Ekadasai Rudram to Lord Siva at the THITTAI VASISHTESHWARAR Temple, near Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, on Monday, 4th September 2017.
Guru Transit Puja at Thiruchendur temple
This Puja will be carried out on Tuesday, 5 September 2017 and administered by 23 priests chanting Rudram. This will also include:
- at 7am, a Ganapathy Puja and Abhishekam
- at 8am, a Japam, Homam, Abhishekam for Subramaniyam and a Guru Dakshinamurthy Abhishekam.
Tiruchendar Sri Subramanya Swami