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.

Most of these cost nothing, others just a few bucks at your local grocer.
You may have to suspend your disbelief. Sometimes the ‘logical’ solution isn’t the best solution!
These are ‘Divine Karma Busting Solutions’, The Wisdom of the Siddhas: (each will be explained below)
1. Roll a lime.
2. Smash a coconut.
3. Offer your ancestors some rice and sesame seeds.
4. Feed crows.
5. Eat sesame seeds and black grapes.
6. Acknowledge the planet Saturn.
7. Acknowledge all planets.
8. Observe ‘pradosham’ daily times.
9. On 13th Moon, observe ‘pradosham’ times.
10.Chant and/or write the mantra ‘Thiru Neela Kantam’…..(better yet combine #1 with #10 for a Super Duper Daily Karma Buster)

Easy Right?
I’ll explain…..

1.Lime Rolling

Limes have the supernormal power of being able to absorb negativity. When you first shower in morning is the best time to do this, or anytime as long as you shower first.

With the lime or lemon in your right hand, roll the fruit around you head, from the front, around to the back, and to the front again.  Roll now on your throat (known as the seat of your karma -refer to Shiva’s blue throat neela kantam in past post) and your shoulders.  These spots are the most important but feel free to do the roll on the entire body.

Then cut the fruit in fully in half, and discard the 2 bits in the trash.  Be sure to wash the knife, the cutting surface and your hands thoroughly.  You are done.  Just like plaque accumulates on your teeth so you brush daily, do this lime ritual daily.  Karma is accumulative.

2.  Coconut smashing

Coconuts are thought to be crucial in sympathetic magic.  The coconut seems like a simple enough tropical treat but is actually holds much ancient knowledge.  It has been used as a Divine Tool from times immemorial.  Shattering coconuts is a spiritual technology that manifests in both your material and spiritual worlds. The coconut energetically absorbs your lower vibrations. When it is smashed, the energy holding back your progress is forcefully disseminated.

First roll the coconut around your head and body like you did with the lime.  Imagine all of the negative energies, thoughts and feelings being transferred to the coconut.  Smash it!  Tip:  Put in a hefty garbage bag first, then heave it hard down onto pavement if in an urban area, or if out in nature where no one treads, heave it against a rock and stand back so as not to get any of the juice on you.

Pick up the smashed coconut still inside the bag, and dispose in the trash.  If out in nature.  Walk away and thank nature for absorbing and transmuting the energies.

Do this at least once a month, best on a 4th Moon for maximum benefit.  It’s all in the timing!

3….I’ll get to 3 later.

It is pradosham time and I must go do my thing…..

“Some thoughts have locked you in for lifetimes. The limitations all begin in your throat. This is where spirit meets matter. karma is held here. The concept of time and space is located in your throat. Focus on your throat with karma busting sound: THIRU NEELA KANTAM”
~ Dr. Pillai

(Phonetics: Tearoo knee lah caan taam)

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Thiru Neela Kantam (tee roo neeeee la cannnn tummmm)
This sound phrase or mantra comes from the Sanskrit meaning ‘blue throat’. What the heck? What does this have to do with karma you say?
I’d like to share a really cool story about “The Churning of the Milky Ocean” in Hindu mythology that uses archetypes to relay to us many esoteric themes. In this case I’ll stick to the theme or aspect of karma.

Cool Story: Samudra Manthan aka The Churning of the Milky Ocean
Indra, the king of heaven was cursed by a great sage one day, when the sage offered a garland to bless him with fortune came across a sage who offered him a special garland. Indra’s elephant was irritated by its smell, grabbed the garland and stomped it into the ground. This enraged the sage by this seemingly disrespectful act and cursed him and all the other gods in heaven by taking away all of their strength, energy, and fortune.

Before that, the gods had a bit more power to overcome the demons but after this many battles were fought to gain control over the universe. They each wanted to make the rule permanent so sought out the nectar of immortality that was located at the bottom of the milky ocean. The gods were advised to be very diplomatic with the demons if they wanted an opportunity to have the nectar, so they formed an alliance with demons to jointly churn the ocean and then share it among them. The demons went for it.

They decided that the best way to retrieve the nectar was to churn it up from the bottom. They used a mountain for the churning tool and a snake for the churning rope. The gods held the tail of the snake, while the demons held its head, and they pulled on it alternately causing the mountain to rotate, which in turn churned the ocean. The mountain soon sank and the snake, feeling queasy from all of the twisting and squeezing, vomited up its poison.

The poison was toxic enough to destroy all of creation. Shiva was called upon to save the day and out of His compassion, He drank the poison before it could corrupt the world. It was so strong that it changed the color of Shiva’s neck to blue. For this reason, he is also called Neelakantha (the blue-necked one, nila = “blue”, kantha = “throat”).


How does this apply to your life?  To your karma?  Stay tuned and I’ll attempt to decipher the meaning of the myth.

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From the Album Dancing with Siva by Dattatriya Siva Baba
Thiru Neela Kantam Chant

You can diffuse your karma, or “bust” our karma by using the karma-busting mantra Thiru Neela Kantam (pronounced Tee Ru- Nee-La Kan-Tam).  This mantra is used to diffuse the subte psychic vibrations of karma that reside in the throat. Every day when you rise in the morning, chant the mantra silently or out loud for three minutes.  Do this every day and you will begin the process of changing your life for the better. By using the sound Thiru Neela Kantam, either in meditation or listening to the sounds in the chant, you will be creating a very powerful environment within your own consciousness.

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This morning I listened to a tele-seminar with the “Youtube” guru Dattatriya Siva Baba. He said that karma is a way of thinking; rather, a predilection or obsession with a way of thinking. It made so much sense. Whatever we were obsessed with ‘then’, we are obsessed with now. We become what we think and karma is a way of thinking. Poverty is a mindset, as is wealth consciousness, teacher mindset, baker mindset, farmer, scientist, or playboy mindset.

In order to change our karma, to change our life, we must change our thought process. This can be done with the use of sounds or mantras (which are sound waves)discovered by yogis deep in meditation. Manifesting cannot really be done until our present karmas are cleaned up. Only then can we think of prosperity and enlightenment.

The mantra to ‘bust’ karma is “Thiru Neela Kantam”
(tear oo knee la can tum)
Let this mantra, these sounds, repeat in your mind all day. Fill your consciousness with the sound making no room for the thoughts that you were obsessed with.