Sree Mookambika Astro Vedic Ayurveda Research Center
Brahamasree Mangulam Suresh Namboothiri started SMAVARC (Sree Mookambika Astro Vedic Ayurvedic Center) at his home town Kothamangalam which is at the central part of Kerala, the God's own country in 2002 for the purpose of researches in Ancient Indian sciences like Vedic Astrology, Ayurveda and Vedas.
Ancient Indian sciences aim the well-being of soul and body of a human being, which is duly bonded to the well-being of the surroundings and also to the cosmos. Ayurveda is taking care of the health and well-being of an individual through its medicinal practices. Astrology is looking into how the cosmic situation is affecting the well-being of the individual. At SMAVARC, researches are conducted connecting the Astrology and Ayurveda through Vedic rituals to provide total freedom, peace of mind and well-being of body.
Today's life is embellished with lots of agonies, worries and sorrows. Happiness is not at reachable even for those who live in abundance. So, nothing is to say about the poor. All the life's problems are due to many reasons. But these reasons do not result in same problem to all. For example, only some are afflicted by diseases, though all are vulnerable to such disease. Apart from body conditions, the cosmic conditions have also a definitive role in causing bad lucks. We at SMAVARC are developing a methodology to find out the particular combinations of conditions of body, soul, surroundings and the cosmos, that cause the diseases and also to find out the easiest ways for recuperative process. It is based on the findings out of reading of an individual's horoscope, the zodiac situation and observing vedic rituals such as poojas, vritas, upasanaas, japaas, etc. Vedic rituals instill in you the positive energy, forbearance and determination.
Eternally man has been fascinated in various to the studies that allow him to peep by the uncertainty of the future. In these studies of ancient sciences, especially Vedic Sciences Astrology (Jyotisha) is of a special importance.
Since "Astrology (Jyotisha)" is a contemporary branch of Vedic Sciences as that of Ayurveda, there seems to have a great linkage between these two master pieces of ancient vedic sciences i.e. Ayurveda and Astrology. In the Veda's (the holy scripts of the Hindu religion) we can find descriptions of the methods of Vedic astrology as well as ayurvedic healing. No one need be surprised at the relationship between the two.
Medicoastrology scientifically studies planetary movements and their effect on human constitutions and lives. Astrology is based on the concept that each planet is intrinsically related to a specific body tissue and that the various planetary movements and their positions in relation to time exert powerful influences on your mind, body and consciousness, directly affecting your physical and mental health. It is to be noted that sun, rahu & ketu are nodal points exactly opposite each other and are given the status of planets according to the Indian system of Astrology. They are important indicators of spiritual and / or materialistic tendencies.
There are Nine Planets (as per ancient literature in Jyotish), which has got a capacity to rule over our life. They are as follows:
- Sun (Surya)
- Mercury (Budha)
- Moon (Chandra)
- Jupiter (Guru)
- Mars (Mangal)
- Venus (Shukra)
- Saturn (Shani)
They occupy different places in our Natal chart (Janma Kundali). According to their specific location in natal chart, they decide several factors with reference to our life viz.Our Nature and Behaviour (Swabhava and Prakruti),Disorders (Roga/Vyadhi) etc. So by looking at ones natal chart one can predict several things with special reference to Ayurveda as well.Like Ayurveda , Astrology also accepts the therapy of PANCHAMAHABHOOTAS. Therefore the Nine planets about whom we have discussed before can also be co-related with there five Basic Elelments and they are as follows:
Planets Panchabhautic Component
- Sun - Fire (Teja)
- Moon - Water (Jala)
- Mars - Fire (Teja)
- Mercury - Earth (Prithvi)
- Jupiter - Space (Aakasha)
- Venus - Water (Jala)
- Saturn - Air (Vayu)
Ayurvedic Tridoshas Ayurveda is based on the three constitutions, the three dosha's. These three dosha's are called vata, pitta and kapha. Vata corresponds to air, pitta to fire, and kapha to earth and water. The astrological signs and planets can then be divided as follows
CORRELATION OF ASTROLOGICAL FACTORS AND DOSHA'S
Vata : Gemini, Virgo, Libra, Capricorn and Aquarius. planets: Mercury, Saturn, Venus (secondary), Rahu. Virgo is placed here because it is ruled by Mercury, which is an air planet in Vedic astrology. Capricorn is mentioned here because it is ruled by the vata planet Saturn.
Pitta : Aries, Leo, Sagittarius and Scorpio. planets: Moon, Venus (primary), Jupiter (primary) Saturn (secondary),Scorpio is pitta because the classic ruler of Scorpio is the fire planet Mars. In Vedic astrology, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are not used, and so Mars remains the ruler of Scorpio.
Kapha : Taurus, Cancer, and Pisces. planets: Mars, the Sun, Jupiter (secondary), Ketu. These are the earth and water signs not assigned to vata and pitta.
There are references available with specific respect to the co-relation of planets and the Vital Body tissues (Dhatus) of the Human body also. As per Ayurvedic text, these dhatus are considered to be an important component of forming of body (Sharira).
- Sun - Asthi (Bones)
- Moon - Rakta (Blood)
- Mars - Majja (Bone Marrow)
- Mercury - T wacha (Skin)
- Jupiter - Vasa (Adipuse tissue)
- Venus - Shukra (Semen/Sperm)
- Saturn - Snayu (Muscle)
Associated with planetary influences are the ailments affecting the portion of the body represented by the Sign position of the planet - at birth, in transit, or by direction; and by the Signs and Houses ruled by the planet.
Planets Corresponding Ailments
Sun - Ailments of heart and upper spinal region; fevers and breaking down of tissues; fainting spells; diseases of the spleen.Circulatory deficiencies, Anaemia Indigestion
Moon - Endocrine imbalance resulting in inflamed glands and defective eyesight; functional ailments and irregularities; allergies; mental instabilities; female disorders; Lunacy,emotional depression
Mars - Constipation, Flatulence, Liver trouble, Blind piles, Skin Trouble
Mercury - Nervous Disease, Ulcers, Acidity, Blood Pressure, Restlessness, Irritation Jupiter Jaundice, Biliousness,chronic acidity, Colic Problems Palpitation, Toothache ,Insomnia Venus Bronchial disorder, Whooping Cough, Asthma, Dyspepsia, Sexual ailments, Delirium, Obsessions
Saturn - Neurosis, Neuralgia ,Sciatica, Rheumatism, Excretory disorders
Rahu - Hyperacidity ,Burning Sensations, Brain Disorders, Sexual Excesses ,Drinking Problems
Ketu - Skin Disorders, Nervous Debility,Small Pox, Urinary Tract Infections
HERBS AND PLANETS
To counter these negative planetary influences, Ayurveda suggests the use of multi-faceted herbs that not only provide curative relief to various physical afflictions but are also endowed with the preventive power to combat planetary interference.
- Sun - Aegle Marmelus (Bilwa)
- Moon - Cueumis Satirus (Cucumber)
- Mars - Hemidesmus indicum (Anantmool)
- Mercury - Bacopa monierri (Brahmi)
- Jupiter - Swertia Chirata (Chirata)
- Venus - Hydrocotyle asiatica (Mandukparni)
- Saturn - Nyetanthes arbortristis (Shefali)
- Rahu - Bacopa monierri (Brahmi)
- Ketu - Withania Somnifera (Aswagandha)
In exactly the same manner precious gemstones such as rubies, diamonds, pearls, red corals, sapphires etc. can influence the effects of the planets substantially. Although they can minimise the impact of planetary afflictions.
Planets - Stones
- Sun - Manik (Ruby)
- Moon - Mukta (Pearl)
- Mars - Praval (Coral)
- Mercury - Pachu (Emrald)
- Jupiter - Pushkraj (Tupat)
- Venus - Hira (Diamond)
- Saturn - Indraneel/Neelam
- Rahu - Garnet
- Ketu - Vaidurya
RELATION OF PLANETS DISEASES AND GEMS
|Mars, Mercury, Moon||Rheumatism, musculo skeletal||Red coral, emerald, dark blue pearl|
|Saturn, Sun||Problems and bone diseases||Red coral, white coral,emerald|
|Mars, Mercury||Diseases of the nervous system||Dark blue sapphire|
|Saturn, Ketu||Psychol0ogical diseases, including hysteria||Emerald in the night, red coral in the day|
|Mercury, Mars, Ketu||Skin diseases||White coral, yellow sapphire|
|Mars, Saturn, Rahu||Urinary and gynecological problems||Pearl, diamond, red coral, yellow sapphire, emerald, topaz|
|Saturn, Mars, Moon,Venus, Mercury, Jupiter||Dental problems||Sapphire, red coral|
|Saturn, Mars||Ear nose, and throat problems|
Yellow sapphire, white coral
|Saturn, Mars||Blood-related problems||Dark blue sapphire, emerald, ruby|