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.’

Makaral, a temple about 100 miles away from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, has been identified as the vortex with the energy to remove karma very fast. Jnanasambanda, the child prodigy Saint/Siddha, who gave us the karma busting mantra ‘Thiru Neela Kantam’ proclaimed Makaral as the fastest karma-removing vortex.

Lord Shiva appeared here as a golden lizard, and the temple tower has statues showing that story. The image of the Shiva Linga is peculiar at this temple. Rather than rounded at the top, it is pointed upward like a lizard tail.

As the story goes a Chola King saw a giant golden colored lizard while hunting in the jungle. When the king hit the lizard with an arrow, blood from the wound splattered in the king’s eye and he went blind. The lizard was wounded but didn’t die. It sped away and dove into an ant-hill. All but its tail made it inside.

After some time the tail in the anthill became ‘Swayambulingam’ which means that it became a Shivalingam or representation of the Vedic Godhead. Swayambu- means that it was not carved or crafted by human hands but found in nature. It was Shiva himself.

The king prayed to have his eyesight restored. It was prescribed to him to perform a ritual anointing of the lingam with lime juice. He could feel the sacredness and power of the ritual and built a Shiva Temple around the Lingam.

Makaral is a derivative of Maha Karal which means biggest blemish. This is in reference to even the biggest of karmic misdeeds or stains, like attempting to kill Shiva, however unconsciously, can be removed here. The energy of this temple vortex has the power to eradicate your most stubborn negative karmas- financial, health and relationship.

The mantra is:
‘Makaral Sivayanama
(mah kah rel she vie yah nah mah)

It actually reverses karma. The 2 mantras together is a Super Karma Busting Team:
Thiru Neela Kantam + Makaral Sivayanama… repeat at least 108 times. If you only do one practice, chose this mantra to chant. You must remove karma before you can go on to do anything else like manifesting.

Now I’ll attempt to demystify the story I recounted briefly in the post entitled, Thiru Neela Kantam is a weird sound. Where did it come from? What does it mean?”

It represents seeking self-realization through the  focus of the mind, and the control of the senses and desires and practice of self-discipline.

The gods and demons represent the positives and negatives of the personality. The involvement of both the gods and the demons signifies that integration and balance of the positives and negatives is necessary when  seeking bliss through spiritual practice.   Both the energies must be put to work for the common goal.

The ocean of milk is the mind or the human consciousness. The mind is like an ocean while the thoughts and emotions are the waves in the ocean.

Mandhara, the mountain symbolizes concentration. The word Mandhara is made up of two words Mana (mind) and Dhara (a single line) which means holding the mind in one line. This is possible only by concentration.

The snake used as a rope for churning, symbolizes desire. The snake used in the churning of the ocean denotes that the gods and the demons held desire-even though it was a desire to seek immortality, it was a desire non-the-less – as a rope and churned the mind with the help of concentration and withdrawal of the senses. Desire, if not controlled will overpower and destroy an individual.

The poison symbolizes suffering and pain which is a counter-reaction of the mind and body, that one undergoes at the beginning of spiritual practice. When the mind is subjected to intense concentration, the first thing that comes out of the process is intense suffering and great inner turmoil. These must be resolved otherwise further progress is not possible.

Lord Shiva symbolizes the ascetic principle. His role in this story as the consumer of poison suggests that one can deal with the early problems of spiritual life by cultivating the qualities of Lord Shiva, namely, courage, initiative, willingness, discipline, simplicity, austerity, detachment, compassion, pure love and asceticism.

Like a Bollywood movie, this story has many subplots.  This just scratches the surface.  I’ll explore further and keep you posted with the findings.