Asttrolok India is a country of extensive history, culture, and civilization.
Indian history shows that ancient India was rich with the knowledge of streams
like Vedic maths, surgery, Ayurveda, and Astrology and Astronomy. Indian
panchang can calculate the position and state of the different planets and
stars at a given time and describe their effect on daily human life.
We've different auspicious occasions based on the positions of
the stars known as festivals. Such a festival "Dusshera" 2020 is on
25th October, and it holds tremendous astronomical significance. The final day
of Navratri in Ashwin Maas is observed as Dussehra. In Navratri formation of
constellations in 'Virgo' and then 'Leo' can be visualized which creates the
image of Maa Durga sitting on her and thus giving the scene for Navratri which
comes twice every year.
The Dusshera or Vijaydashmi gets its name because of the date
being the 'Dashmi' of Ashwin Shukla Paksha, and on this day Lord Rama got a
victory over ten-headed 'Ravan', symbolizing the triumph of good over evil. So
Dussehra is the occasion for the removal of ten sins like Kama, Krodha, Moh,
Lobha, Mada, Matsra, Swartha, Anyaya, Amanavta, Ahnkara.
As far as astrological constellations are concerned this day is
the best occasion for attaining knowledge or studies as the moola or root
constellation falls in the 'Dhanu' Rashi,(Jupiter) both the symbol of wisdom
and is connected to the goddess 'Saraswati'. Also, in South India, the skilled
workers and warriors follow a tradition of 'Ayudh Poojan' (Weapon/Tool Worship)
dedicated to Lord Vishnu for prosperity and protection.
On this magnificent day, people should remember Lord Rama and
Lord Vishnu and Chant these mantras for welfare, health, and prosperity in the
coming year -
" Rama Raksha Strota" is to remember Lord Rama, their
glory on this day and praying for excellent health and life".
"Hanuman Chalisa" is an excellent prayer to Lord
Hanumana stating all the aspects and virtues of Hanumana along with praying for
wisdom, wealth, health, power, and protection for life.
Transcripted by Shivani Mehta