Most Indians are highly dependent on Astrology for all the important decisions and events in their life.
Indian marriages do not take place without a detailed consultation with one’s family astrologer. Now, don’t look at me like that…things are different in my home-country. Just like the way people have family doctors, most of us in India do have our own family astrologers.
Long story short, if you have courted a person and fell in love; or your parents have arranged a marriage according to your mate-preferences; or you’re secretly in love with your cousin (you’re allowed to date your cousins, in some communities)…it doesn’t matter! If your astrological sign doesn’t gel up with your mate’s birth star in a certain way that it should…then, getting married to the same person is a big challenge!!! Go figure…
In a nutshell, many other kinds of decisions are also made using astrology everyday; such as consummation time after marriage, building a house, house warming function, baby showers, naming ceremonies, buying a new vehicle, traveling abroad, joining a office, opening a business establishment, spring plowing and sowing and even the surgical procedures are scheduled according to one’s birth star’s planetary position!
The astrologer draws various intricate details by looking at your birth star’s position and hands over a correct date and exact time for these auspicious events to take place in your life! That is, for example…if you wanna build a house, you will not only require enough money for down payment, a plan approval, a piece of land and a good civil engineer or bunch of workers to carry out. First and foremost, your astrologer needs to approve the decision. Thus, he/she (usually its he) brings back your astrological chart and lets you know, when is a right time to proceed.
A vedic astrologer may have studied dutifully, passed various exams and earned a bunch of certificates. However, his credentials do improve only through a word of mouth…if his predictions come close to 80% which is very rare and certainly not uncommon, his popularity increases n reputation builds-on! Over the time, some astrologers even become specialist in ‘match making’ or as ‘land promoters’!
If you are wondering…whatz up with the birth star thingie that am talking about?! Its like your personal map to your destiny, that was drawn by your parents or grandparents at the time of your birth! They take the exact time (not just AM and PM, accurate minute and seconds are also required) of your birth into account; including the date, month and year! The place of birth is important too; to calculate the degrees [using latitude and longitude degrees – yeah yeah...things that I knew little about. ] Anyway,..that’s how every Indian child has a road map of their life, all written down within few hours, when they were born! If something goes whacky, there is always someone to blame for miscalculation.
Today, you can have your chart made using some software, I suppose. I bumped into this, if you wanna give it a shot…check it out here: http://www.mywebastrologer.com/horo/horoform.aspx
For today’s post, its an article about ‘Culinary Astrology’ (A compatible diet according to one’s birth star) written by M.P.Gandhi (my beloved Dad), who is off-lately hooked up with ‘Vedic Astrology’. He has contributed his work for believers. Hope, you all will enjoy it…
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Dinning Under The Stars – Article: Courtesy M.P.Gandhi
|Purva||Pooram||Heavy Yogurts||Dadikoorsam||Thayir Katti|
|Hasta||Astham||Honey Comb||Madhusooranam||Thaen Koodu|
|Chitra||Chithirai||Fruit Juice||Mudhira||Pazha Rasam|
|Svati||Swathi||Yogurt’s Cream||Dadirasam||Thayir Edu|
|Jyeshtha||Kettai||Milk Fudge||Sheera Laddukam||Thirattupaal|
|Mula||Moolam||Peppered Fritters||Mareesiaboopam||Milagu Vadai|
|Purva Asadha||Puradam||Dates||Garjoori||Pericham Pazham|
|Purva Bhadrapada||Purattadhi||Fried Food||Sushkasagam||Varuval|
|Uttara Bhadrapada||Uttaratadhi||Rice Flakes||Tharpanam||Aval|
|Revathi||Revathi||Sugar Cane Juice||Itchusaram||Karumbu Saar|