Archive for September, 2008

  • Navaratri and Chandi Path

    Navaratri and Chandi Path

    The story of the goddess who protects and restores order to the universe is told in the 700 verse Chandi Path, also known as the Durga Saptashati.  During Navaratri this ancient text is recited every day, once in the morning as a part of the fire ceremony called Chandi Havan, and once in the evening.  […]

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  • Chandi Path – Part #1

    Chandi Path – Part #1

    Chandi Path, part #1

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  • Chandi Path – Part #2

    Chandi Path – Part #2

    Chandi Path, part #2

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  • Chandi Path – Part #3

    Chandi Path – Part #3

    Chandi Path, part #3

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  • Chandi Path – Part #4

    Chandi Path – Part #4

    Chandi Path, part #4

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  • #9 – Omens in Jyotish

    #9 – Omens in Jyotish

    Anne Beversdorf presents an overview of the role that nimita or omens play in Jyotish.  There is a long tradition of how events in the outside world can be related to factors in a chart that will indicate the outcome of a particular event or the answer to a specific question.

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  • #8 – Predictive Astrology

    #8 – Predictive Astrology

    Anne Beversdorf and I discuss predictive astrology and how Jyotish can be used to illuminate the various trends in life so we know what to expect.  But this is not an easy process and beginning astrologer can often come to erroneous and unnecessarily negative conclusions!  So we examine different methods of trend analysis like planetary […]

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  • The Origins of Ganesha, part 2 – Podcast #77

    The Origins of Ganesha, part 2 – Podcast #77

    We continue with the stories of the eight forms of Ganesha from the Mahotaka Purana; each one manifesting to subdue a particular demon; symbolic of one of the main failings of humanity (anger, lust, pride etc.).  Then we enjoy the story of how Ganesha helped to cure Kubera, the god of money, of his pride […]

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  • Rahu and Ketu Yagyas – April 2008

    Rahu and Ketu Yagyas – April 2008

    In the vedic tradition the movements play a vital and central role in the understanding of events and the ability of the individual to live in harmony with the universe.  One of the best times to perform yagyas to balance the influence of the planets is when they are changing signs.  Rahu and Ketu do […]

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  • The Origins of Ganesha – Podcast #76

    The Origins of Ganesha – Podcast #76

    There are many unique and little known stories about the origins of Ganesha in the Ganesha Purana.  These stories contain descriptions of the different incarnations of Ganesha; one for each of the four yugas, and in each his form is different!  This podcast recounts those stories, some of which are quite humorous. The podcast also […]

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