I am back in Chicago from today. Great trip – came primarily to spend time with my parents, which I did fully this time. It was hot, hotter and hottest temperature but managed to sail through this….
During this trip, I came across many conversations and incidents/people and realize that there has been a very increased fear of black magic that has increased the worship of Goddess Varahi, Goddess Prathyangara and Meru worship etc. While I am not saying don’t worship any of these goddesses, I am only saying, please take proper precaution before you do something. Goddess Varahi is the chief of staff for Lalitha – she is extremely a beautiful goddess, which gives us all benefits – no doubt. For instance, the mula mantra of Varahi should not be chanted during day. While I was in India, in one of the TV channels, they were showing an abishekam video and the mula mantra chanting on the background! Besides any mula mantra should be given to us by a guru who has a good lineage and credibility – this applies to any devata – be it Ganapathy. Google or some hearsay can’t be or shouldn’t be trusted.
Same applies for Meru worship too….I happened to visit my someone’s place who has a meru to drive away negativity etc. That person ended up getting on his own from a store and started doing kunguma Archanai. He did not even know the right vs wrong way of keeping it. If a Sri Chakram is kept in a wrong way, that itself will cause enough problems. Please see what Mahaperiyava has to say about Sri Chakram (which is a 2-D version of meru) – English – Tamil . Very simply put – never buy meru on your own. If someone gives it to you, do not accept if you do not know what to do. It is not a decorative piece in your swami room. Same applies to Sri Chakram.
In order to drive any negativity, we do not need meru – a Rama Nama can drive away everything. During my conversation with that friend, I told that as Mahaperiyava devotees, we have nothing to fear as He is always with us to protect. What we lack is that bhavam and belief on our own mantras/stotrams etc….Once we know that He is always with us, how can black magic work against Him? We have Ganapathy,Rama, Krishna, Kamakshi, Sivan etc – do ashtotram, sing bhajans, thevaram, thiruvasagam, kolaru pathigam etc.
Use extreme caution while dealing with Sri Chakram, Meru or any devatas that require special attention etc.
I may not be an expert in this area but know enough to identify if someone is doing it wrong. My intention of this posting is only to caution against things that we might accidentally do wrong…
Let us listen to Mahaperiyava’s advices.