For those who observe the fast religiously and regularly
Rudra is the name of Lord Shiva. He is the supreme power and the destroyer of evil. The many names of Shiva describe His physical aspects and His powers. Thus 'Tri Netra' (three eyed), Neela kantha' (blue necked), Nataraja, Ardhanareeswara(both man and woman), etc.are the descriptions of Lord Shiva He is gentle as well as fierce, the greatest of renouncers as well as the ideal lover. He always protects his devotees from mishaps. He is simple, merciful and compassionate.
Gayatri Mata is the Mata of the Vedas. There are four Vedas ,Rig Veda,Yajur Veda,Samved and Arthwa Veda. That is why Panchmukhi Gayatri Mata has four extra faces representing each one of the Veda like the lord Brahma the father of Saraswati the Godess of Knowledge.Gaytri Yagna is performed to bring about happiness within the family .
Nag Panchani takes place on the 5th of Sawan to commemorate the battle between Nag and Garur. The stone image of Garur at Changu Narayan is said to perspire during the festival and priests are sent to wipe the perspiration off with a handkerchief. They later present it to the king and water is used to make it into a snake bite remedy, despite the fact that there are few snakes inhabiting Nepal. There is a belief that nag panchami is the day of welcoming the other festivals in the Nepal.
The great Indian yogi Paramahamsa Yogananda said, “Man is born on that day and that moment when his individual fate is in perfect mathematical harmony with the progress of the stars in heaven”. How the planets are placed in ones horoscope at the time of birth determines the good and bad effects of ones life and the time of their effect. In every horoscope some planets are well placed and some are badly placed. Hence we go through success and failures, happiness and sorrows in various aspects of life in different time slots in varying degrees. Certain planetary conflagrations give rise to strong negative effects called “Doshas”. The Vedic scriptures and the astrology scriptures prescribe various poojas to ward off the negative influence of the planets and to improve the benefic effects.
(Naming) Soemtime Jaatkarma and Naamkarma are performed together. This ceremonyu is performed to give a sacred name to the child, assigned according to the 212 divisions of 27 Nakshatra and the position of the moon at the time of child's birth. An appropriate name is given to the child according to the star of birth, and the first letter of the name is taken from the Hora Shatra.
This ceremony should be performed in the fourht month of pregnancy, in the fortnight of waxing moon, when the moon is in conjunction with a Nakshatra that is regarded as "male" or auspicious. A Puja is performed for purification of the atmosphere and as an offering to God for the peace of mother and infant, for giving birth to a peaceful and holy child. This rite is primarily social and festival in nature, intended to keep the pregnant woman in good spirits. The pregnant woman gets gifts of rice and fruits from seven ladies. Kumkum is applied on her cheek to keep her happy so that the child will be affected by her happiness.
At the time of pregnancy, due to harmonic fluctuation / changes, a woman has to go through the discomfort stage of life, which may cause emotional imbalance. She should have patience and try to increase her power of moral understanding. She will have a child reflecting the same kind of thoughts she had during pregnancy. After becoming a mother, she is responsible for assuring that her child will be mentally and physically healthy and vigorous. Ashtabakra and Abhinamy heard stories about truth from their father when they were in the womb of mother.
A future mother should have good thoughts at all times. She should place Picture of 'Balgopal' or 'Laddu Gopal' in her home. She should read the Gita and other scruptures in addition to performing her daily work and should avoid thrilling books and movies. During Solar and lunar eclipses, a woman should not use any kind of weapons. During normal times, she should avoid violent thoughts. Her husband should help keep her peaceful and cheerful.