Pradosham is every 13th Moon and provides a grace period in which extreme karma busting can happen. Soma Pradosham or Pradosham that falls on a Monday is considered particularly powerful to remove karmic mental afflictions.

The Goddess of the Mind and The Master of Time

In Vedic Mythology, the ruler or “overlord” of the Moon is Shiva’s consort, Parvati.   She is the source of creative energy and is a dynamic extension of Shiva onto this universe. The Moon controls emotions and mentality. To master your mind you must first dissolve your karmas.   karmas are thoughts, deeds and actions which are stored in your permanent records or your energetic signature.   Once cleared, Shakti or powerful energy represented by the Goddess, can flow uninterrupted into all aspects of your life.

Lord Shiva is shown wearing the crescent moon in his hair. The waxing and waning of the Moon reveals the time cycle through which creation evolves from the beginning to the end. Lord Shiva has mastered time symbolizing the Eternal Reality beyond time.

The secret of life is codified in ancient stories of all different cultures.  The Vedic texts are one of Life’s Manuals if you can de-code and de-mystify it.  Spiritual Scientists like Dr Pillai assist in our evolution by sharing their knowledge of the Vedas from Ancient India through Vedic Astrology and the use of Vedic Myths or ‘mythotherapy.’

8 and 9 are similar.
8 is Daily Pradosham (level 1)  and 9 is bimonthly or every 13th Moon Pradosham (level 2 and 3- You’ll get it once you read on)

What is Pradosham?

Pradosham literally means the removal of sins. These times are the windows of opportunity to remove karma or karmic energies that limit our potential in this current life.

The 3 Levels of Pradosham

Each energy level indicates how much karma may be released at that time. All levels are designed to help speed our evolution and make our lives easier and happier.

First Level: All Pradoshams occur between 1-1/2 hours before and right up until the moment of sunset in the time zone where you are physically.

The Middle Level: These Pradoshams occur twice each month – on the 13th moon day after the New Moon and after the Full Moon.

The Supreme Level: Sani Pradosham and Soma Pradoshams occurs when one of the 13th moon days occurs on a Saturday or a Monday respectively. The planet Saturn is considered an Agent of Karma who delivers many of life’s tougher lessons to help us refine and evolve our souls. Pradosham time are measured by the phases of the Moon.

  • Sani Pradosham – When 13th Moon falls on Saturday
    It is believed that Shiva has more influence over Saturn on this day and can cause Saturn to loosen or release entirely some of the karmic bonds that limit us. It is also thought that the first Pradosham was on a Saturday and observing this time transports us back to time of the Churning of the Milky Ocean.
  • Soma Pradosham – When 13th Moon falls on Monday
    Monday is known to be time to worship Shiva, it is the day ruled by His consort, the Goddess Parvati who rules over the Moon. The Moon rules emotions and emotions influence thought. Karma is created by thought.

    So daily, from about 4:30 to 6pm- ish -depends when sun down is in your time zone, chant the mantra from #10, at least 108 times.  Write it out 108 times or 10,008 times.
    Do the same on 13th Moons, Saturdays and Sundays and ‘normal’ days.

    10. Chant Thiru Neela Kantam (teeroo knee lah can tum)
    This literally means blue throat. It goes back to that story I relayed from time immemorial when Shiva drank the poison (negativity) to save humanity from its full effect. This is an amazing mantra. It doesn’t have to be saved for pradosham times, anytime is good for this. Really, sincerely ask that your karma be removed so that you can live life without the present limitations.

Everything has a purpose.  We simply need to align to  that purpose rather than our own judgment(s) about it.   Judgments are based on a very narrow, very limited way of looking at something.  For example (this is based on a belief in reincarnation) if a person needs to work through anger issues this lifetime, then he/she sill inherit a body, mind and upbringing that will challenge them (provide the opportunity!) to confront the anger and hopefully rise above it.

I’ve found Vedic Astrology to be a great guide in identifying current life issues.  The Birth Chart reveals planet placements at the time of birth that influence the disposition, body/mind, etc.  It is the portrait so to speak of the soul’s karma and the pattern of illusion in which we may become trapped.

Karma means action.   We, on the whole, mistake ourselves to be our actions and not our true essence  This is what is referred to as ‘Maya’ or illusion.  Essence is spirit and spirit is whole in itself.  We are simply acting out the mind/body experience.