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.

4. Feed Crows
5. Eat black sesame and/or black grapes
6. Acknowledge the planet Saturn

In retrospect Saturn could be place either #1 or at least #4 before the crows.
Because, once you know about Saturn, the others make more sense.
You see, Saturn is the planet that has the most influence on our karma. We all know how the Moon affects our tides on Earth, and because we are made mostly of water, the Moon affects us mentally and physically as it moves through its phases each month. Saturn is the ringed planet that is also known as the “agent” of our karma.

I can get into that in more depth later, it would be a tangent now.
4.  The black crow is closely associated with Saturn. By feeding crows, you affect the energetic influence that Saturn has on you.  Feed them meat, or rice, or a mixture with black sesame seeds.  birdie num nums.

5. Eat black sesame and/or black grapes as these are 2 foods associated with Saturn.

6.  Acknowledge Saturn as the agent of your karma.  Light a lamp fueled with sesame oil, have a picture of the planet and/or the Vedic Archetypal representation and repeat this mantra 108 times  “Om Sanicharaya Namaha”  (ohm saw knee chair eye yah nah mah ha).  Do this especially on Saturday as this is the day ruled by the planet Saturn.

7. Even though Saturn is the ‘agent’ of karma, the other 8 planets (as in Vedic Astrology) play roles too- Sun, Moon, Rahu & Ketu- the ‘nodes’ of the Moon-, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus.  Acknowledge them all!  I’ll share the mantras for each one eventually.

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…..