Nadi Dosh Nivaran Pooja

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Nadi dosh is the most feared dosh which can form during the process of gun Milan which is done for the purpose of kundali matching to check the compatibility of a boy and girl for marriage. The presence of Nadi dosh during Kundali matching is considered very bad and this defect is associated with very bad results like divorce, difficulty in producing children or having no children at all or death of one or both husband and wife if a marriage is conducted despite the formation of Nadi dosh during Kudnali matching. Some astrologers believe that going to Trayambakeshwar temple of Lord Shiva in Nasik or Ujjain and performing a short pooja there can rectify this dosh which offers only a little help in most of such cases as many times, poojas performed at Nasik or Ujjain are not proper poojas. The malefic effects of Nadi dosh present during Kundali matching can however be reduced to great extents with the help of astrological remedies which may include the application of puja, mantras, yantras, gemstones and some other astrological remedies and among all these remedies, Nadi dosh nivaran puja carries a great significance and importance. Many of my clients and readers have repeatedly requested me to write an article about Nadi dosh nivaran pooja and hence we will discuss the various aspects of Nadi dosh nivaran puja through today’s article.

The foremost thing that should be established in order to perform a pooja for any kind of dosh is to know the nivaran mantra for that dosh and accordingly the first thing in case of this puja will also be to know the proper mantra to rectify Nadi dosh in a horoscope. Nadi dosh as well as other doshas like Bhakut dosh, Gan dosh, Graha Maitri dosh, Yoni dosh, Tara dosh, Vashya dosh and Varna dosh which are formed during the process of kundali matching can all be rectified with the help of one single pooja which is called MahaMritunjaya pooja and which is conducted with the help of MahaMritunjay Mantra of lord Shiva. Maha Mritunjay Mantra is capable of removing the problems like serious physical injuries, death or other problems of such kind and hence this Mantra is used to remove the malefic effects of doshas like Nadi dosh and other defects like bhakut dosh which may be formed during the process of kundali matching. Knowing the nivaran mantra for any kind of dosh is the most important part of the process of nivaran of that dosh and now we have completed that part and in the next step we will learn how to properly conduct a Nadi dosh nivaran puja with the help of Mahamritunjay mantra which will serve as Nadi dosh nivaran mantra in this case.

After knowing the nivaran mantra for a dosh, the most important step in performing any kind of pooja to rectify any dosh in a horoscope is to perform the chant of a Mantra specified to reduce the strength of that dosh and this chant amounts to a number of 125,000 in most of the cases. As we already know that MahaMritunjay mantra is the nivaran mantra for defects like Nadi dosh, hence a Nadi dosh nivaran puja should include a chant of 125,000 Maha mritunjay mantra which serves as Nadi dosh nivaran mantra for the sake for this pooja, and rest of the procedure is built around this chant. To start with Nadi dosh nivaran puja, a specific day is chosen for the start and completion of this pooja which is decided according to the horoscope of the native. At the day of starting of this puja, a Sankalpam or resolution is taken by the Pandits which are usually 5 to 7 in number. In this Sankalpam, the head Pandit or the main Pandit takes an oath in front of Lord Shiva that he and his other assistant Pandits are going to perform a chant of 125,000 Nadi dosh nivaran mantras for a specific couple of boy and girl who wish to marry each other which is the native and his future wife and whose names, their fathers’ names and their family surnames are also mentioned in Sankalpam. The names of the Pandits doing this chant are also mentioned, the days taken to complete this chant are also mentioned which are generally 7 to 10 days for this pooja, and the specific wishes required by the couple as a result of this pooja are also mentioned and this is the first step which starts a Nadi dosh nivaran puja. The specific benefic results asked by Pandits on behalf of the couple in this case are to rectify the ill effects of Nadi dosh and any other defects like Bhakut dosh etc. formed during kundali matching and to bless the native with a happy and prosperous married life.

It should be noted here that all the defects like Nadi dosh and Bhakut dosh which are formed during the process of gun Milan are mutual or relative defects which means that these defects are not formed in one horoscope and instead these defects are formed in two horoscopes relative to each other. Hence both boy and girls presence physically or by proxy is compulsory in order to conduct this pooja which means that this pooja is conducted for the couple as a whole and not for boy or girl alone like most of the other poojas which are done for one native and not a couple. For example, Kuja Dosha is another defect which can adversely affect the health of a marriage and hence a Kuja Dosha nivaran pooja is performed to rectify this defect, but Kuja Dosha is an individual dosh which means that this defect forms separately in the horoscope of bride or groom or both and accordingly a Kuja Dosha nivaran pooja is conducted for an individual and not for a couple which means that in case, both bride and groom are suffering from this defect, two separate Kuja Dosha nivaran poojas should be conducted for both the natives and a combined or collective Kuja Dosha nivaran puja for the couple should not be conducted in such cases. This is due to the reason that any dosh that forms individually in one horoscope should be rectified individually for that horoscope only and it should not be rectified by means of collective remedies like a pooja which is being performed collectively for more than one individuals suffering from the same defect. The pooja for defects like Nadi dosh and Bhakut dosh on the contrary should never be performed for an individual as these defects are collective and hence a collective dosh nivaran puja for future bride and groom should be performed in such cases.

After completing Sankalp, all the Pandits start chanting MahaMritunjay Mantra on daily basis for about 8 to 10 hours a day and in such a way that they are able to complete the total chant of 125,000 mantras till the decided day of completion of this pooja. The pundits keep on chanting the MahaMritunjay Mantra on daily basis till the day of the completion and they complete the committed chant of mantras on that day. After completion of chant of MahaMritunjay Mantra, the completion ceremony is arranged for the puja which can take about 2-3 hours if done with proper procedure. A puja for lord Shiva, goddess Parvati, Lord Ganesha and other members of Shiva family is performed first and many kinds of offerings like flowers, fruits, sweets, milk, curd, honey, desi ghee, sugar, cosmetics for goddess Parvati, bangles, vermillion or Sindoor, Red clothes and many other things are offered to these gods and goddesses and the completion of the resolution or Sankalpam taken by the pandits is repeated and it is conveyed to the gods by pandits that they have completed the chant of 125,000 MahaMritunjay Mantra in the time promised by them and in the manner promised by them at the day of start and it is also mentioned that all this chant and pooja has been done on behalf of their clients whose names and other details are again mentioned and it is then preyed that the couple should be blessed with the good results of this Nadi dosh nivaran puja since the couple has followed all the procedures for this pooja and they have got this puja performed through pandits in order to rectify the Nadi dosh present in their horoscopes. It should be noted here that this pooja performed at the day of completion of Nadi dosh nivaran puja follows specific procedures and accordingly this pooja and procedure can differ for different kind of doshas. Things related to lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati, Lord Ganesha and some planets among navagaraha are then donated and the Pandits once again ask Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati to remove obstacles and misfortunes from the married life of the couple performing this pooja.

After completion of this puja, the blessings are taken from the gods and goddesses and then the final ceremony of Havana is started which is the final and a very important ceremony as this is a ceremony through which a direct connection between the native and Lord Shiva is established with the help of pandits. After starting the Havana and after doing the necessary formalities, the chant of MahaMritunjay Mantra is again started and this time with the completion of each mantra, a sound of Swaaha or Swaha is chanted by the pandits and upon the chant of this sound of Swaha or Swaaha, certain specific things which form the constituents of Pooja Samagri and which can vary from puja to pooja are offered by the bride and groom in a specific way to the holy fire which has been lit to perform the Havana for Nadi dosh nivaran puja. This process is repeated again and again and each time the pandits chant the sound of Swaaha or Swaha or Swaham, pooja samagri is offered by the bride and groom to the holy fire of Havana in a specific way. Once the specific chant of MahaMritunjay Mantra fixed for the Havana is completed, some other important mantras are chanted which may differ from puja to puja and here again the pooja samagri is offered by the bride and groom to the holy fire of Havana at the sound of Swaha or Swaaha at the completion of each mantra. A dry coconut is finally filled with certain specific things which may again be different for different pujas and this coconut is then placed in the holy fire of Havana collectively by the bride and groom as the final offering and with the chant of some specific mantras and the desired result is again preyed from Lord Shiva by the pandits on behalf of the couple. The couple is then asked to complete 1, 3 or 7 circles around the Havana kund where each one of these circular movement is called a Pradakshina or a Parikarama and upon the completion of this Parikarma, Nadi dosh nivaran pooja is completed. And though a Nadi dosh nivaran puja includes many other steps and procedures than the ones mentioned above, but the above mentioned steps are the most important steps of a Nadi dosh nivaran pooja and they should be done and executed by expert and established pandits. Missing some of the important procedures or not doing them properly can reduce the desired effects of the puja and the native may not get the proper benefic effect from his Nadi dosh nivaran pooja.

There are some precautions which should be observed by the native during the running time of his Nadi Dosh Nivaran Pooja otherwise he may not get proper results from such Nadi Dosh Nivaran Puja. From the time of start of a Nadi Dosh Nivaran Puja till the time of completion of this pooja, the native for whom this pooja is being performed should abstain from eating non vegetarian food of all kind including fish and egg, he should stay away from liquors and alcohols of all kinds and he should also stay away from smoking for all this time. Apart from this the native should also not make sexual contacts with any female including his own wife and in case of unmarried natives they should stay away from their girlfriends as long as the Nadi Dosh Nivaran Puja is going on. The native should also not engage in any kinds of bad conducts of violence, hatred or any other kinds of conducts which are considered immoral during the running time of Nadi Dosh Nivaran Puja. The native should try to connect himself to Nadi Dosh Nivaran Pooja on daily basis which he can do by praying to Lord Shiva daily after taking bath and repeating the Sankalpam that the main Pandit had made on his behalf at the start of this pooja. The native should address Lord Shiva and say with his words or with his mind that he is getting a Nadi Dosh Nivaran Pooja performed with a chant of 125,000 Veda Mantras of Jupiter and this pooja is being performed at such and such place by a specific number of Pandits and that he is following all the procedures and precautions with complete dedication and devotion and that Lord Shiva should bless him with the best possible results for this pooja.

It should be noted here that a Nadi Dosh Nivaran Puja can be done in the presence of the native as well as in the absence of the native and in case the native is unable to be personally present at the place of Nadi Dosh Nivaran Puja, this pooja is conducted with the help of native’s photograph or Picture in which the native should be alone and no one else should be present in the picture and this picture should be as recent as possible. In this case, the main Pandit will take the sankalp for Nadi Dosh Nivaran Pooja on behalf of the native in the presence of his photograph or picture. The name of native’s father and the surname of his family is spoken in the sankalpam and it is also mentioned by the main Pandit that this native is unable to attend to this pooja by means of his personal presence and hence a specific Pandit whose name and surname is mentioned, will be performing all the rituals to be performed by the native on behalf of the native. It should be noted here that this Pandit is one of the Pandits who are going to do a chant of 125,000 Guru Veda mantra for the native. This way the rituals to be performed by the native at the starting day and completion day of Nadi Dosh Nivaran Puja are performed by the chosen Pandit and it is conveyed by him on both of these days that he is performing these rituals on behalf of the native whose photograph is always kept present during the puja and it is used as a symbol of the native. For example, if the chosen Pandit is supposed to offer flower to Lord Shiva, he will first touch his hand carrying the flowers with the picture of the native and then he will offer those flowers to Lord Shiva and all other rituals are also performed likewise. It is important to note here that even if the native is personally not present for his Nadi Dosh Nivaran Puja, he is strictly supposed to practice all the necessary and above mentioned precautions for his Nadi Dosh Nivaran Puja, in whichever part of the world he may be present during the running time of such Nadi Dosh Nivaran Pooja. The native should also keep on repeating his Sankalpam for Nadi Dosh Nivaran Puja on daily basis as mentioned above and he should ask for the best results of this pooja.

Getting a Nadi dosh nivaran pooja performed along with the other necessary astrological remedies certainly helps reducing the malefic effects of Nadi dosh formed in a horoscope, to a great extent. Other astrological remedies like Mantras, yantras, gemstones and some charities etc. may be required in addition to Nadi dosh nivaran pooja in order to effectively rectify Nadi dosh present in a horoscope. It should be noted here that the pooja performed for other defects like Bhakut dosh, Gan dosh etc. which are formed during the process of gun Milan is also conducted with the help of Maha Mritunjay Mantra following the same procedure in most of the aspects and with some differences like the Sankalp taken for Bhakut dosh nivaran puja will mention the nivaran of Bhakut dosh instead of Nadi Dosh, the sankalpam taken for Gan dosh nivaran puja will mentioned the nivaran of Gan dosh and likewise for the other defects. The things which are donated at the completion of such poojas can also differ from pooja to pooja depending upon the kind of dosh and the day of start and completion of such puja can also differ depending upon the kind of defect for which such nivaran pooja is being conducted. In case of presence of more than one defects during gun Milan like if Nadi dosh, Bhakut dosh and Graha Maitri dosh are present in gun Milan at the same time, a single and collective nivaran pooja is conducted with the chant of 125,000 MahaMritunjay mantra and it is mentioned in the Sankalp of this pooja that the objective of this pooja is to rectify the malefic effects of Nadi dosh, Bhakut dosh and Graha Maitri dosh which have been formed during the process of gun Milan and to get blessings of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati for the couple performing this pooja so that they may lead a happy and prosperous married life. Similarly this pooja can be performed for any number and any combination of 8 defects formed during gun Milan with some specific changes in Sankalp of this pooja, day of starting and completion of this pooja, things to be donated during this pooja and some other changes.

Himanshu Shangari