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Bhava * Amsha * Rashi


Planetary Herbs for Bhasman

Bhasma = sacred ash of incinerated herbs

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In addition to remedial Jyotisha ratna, each graha has an assigned herb which is ritually burnt with mantra to prepare a sacred ceremonial ash * bhasma.

  1. Bhasman for Surya

  2. Bhasman for Chandra

  3. Bhasman for Mangala

  4. Bhasman for Budha

  5. Bhasman for Brihaspati

  6. Bhasman for Shukra

  7. Bhasman for Shani

  8. Bhasman for Rahu

  9. Bhasman for Ketu

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Ruta Graveolens

www.scu.edu.au/schools/hahs/gfx/plants/R_graveolens.jpg

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Surya-bhasma: flowers of the silk tree Albizia julibrissin

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Bhasma for Surya

Calotropis Gigantea *Asclepias gigantea * Arka-bhasman

surya_calotropis_1_small.jpg English:

French-Arabic

Other Indic:

  • Aka, Arka, Akado, Akanda, Akda, Akra, Arkamu,

  • Khok, Khark,

  • Badabadam, Byclospa,

  • Ekka * Ekke (Kannada) Ekkemal * Erikka * Erikku * Erukku (Tamil) Yercum * yerkum

  • Jilledu (Telegu)

  • Surya pattra


Erythrina variegata

Sanskrit

Other Indic

  • Madar, Mandara, Mandaramu, Mudar, Modar

Tibetan

  • Mandaraba

English

  • Coral Tree, Tiger's Claw, Sunshine Tree
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Sunshine Tree * sacred to Surya, native to south Asia

Moon

Bhasma for Chandra

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chandra_atrocarpus_heterophyllus1_small.jpgArtocarpus Integrifolia * Artocarpus heterophyllus

* Panasa-bhasman

ENGLISH :

  • Jackfruit, Jackfruit tree.

HINDI :

  • Cakki, Kathal, Kanthal
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Bhasma for Mangala

kuja_paspalum_scrobiculatum1.jpgPaspalum scrobiculatum * Khadira-bhasman

ENGLISH :

  • Scorbic (Aust.),
  • Creeping paspalum, Indian paspalum,
  • Kodo millet
  • Water couch
  • "couch" in "couch grass " is from the old English 'cwiche', = "to quicken". True to Kuja it grows fast and is highly invasive.

HINDI :

  • Kodo, Kodra
  • Khadira
Mercury

Bhasma for Budha

budha_achryanthes_aspera1.jpg Achyranthes Aspera * Apamarga-bhasman

ENGLISH :

  • Devil's horsewhip
  • Prickly chaff-flower

HINDI :

  • Latkana
Jupiter

Bhasma for Brihaspati

guru_ficus_religiosa1_small.jpg Ficus Religiosa * Pippala-bhasman

NEPALI:

  • peepul

HINDI :

  • pippala , pipal, pipali, pipli

THAI

  • Po

ENGLISH :

  • Sacred fig, Sacred fig tree,
  • Bo tree, Bodhi tree

Aum Shum Shukraya namah

Venus

Bhasma for Shukra

shukra_Ficus_Glomerata_1_small.jpg Ficus Glomerata * Ficus racemosa* Audumbara-bhasman

ENGLISH :

  • Cluster tree, Country fig, Gular fig, Redwood fig, Cluster fig

HINDI :

  • Doomar, Domoor, Gular, Udumbara, Umar, Umbar
Om Sham Shanaishcharaye Namah

Saturn

Bhasma for Shani

Sustainer of Dry Places

Shani_Prosopis_cineraria_1_small.jpg Prosopis cineraria * Shami-bhasma [Zani-bhasman]

"The tree prosopis cineraria is known as jand in Hindi and Punjabi, jandiin Haryanvi, khejriin Rajasthani, and samior samriin Gujarati.

Referred to as the golden tree of Indian deserts, it plays a vital role in preserving the ecosystem of arid and semi-arid areas. http://www.tribuneindia.com/2002/20020928/windows/main2.htm

Arabic

  • ghaf

Rajasthani

  • khejri

Punjabi, Hindi

  • jand, jandi

Gujarati:

  • sami, samri,
  • shum

http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/duke_energy/Prosopis_cineraria.html

Rahu

Bhasma for Rahu

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rahu_bermudagrass1_small.jpg Cynodon Dactylon - Durva-bhasman

ENGLISH :

  • Bermuda grass, Scutch grass, Star grass.

NEPALI:

  • Dubo, Panjaa, Seto duvo, Situu.

  • [if you are not seeing the Devanagari script above, Unicode fonts are needed]

Ketu


Bhasma for Ketu

ketu_kusha_poa_cynosurides1.jpgPoa cynosuroides * Kusha-bhasman * Kutha-bhasman

English:

  • Big cordgrass or Salt reed-grass, and in Australia, as Halfa grass

Intl:

Sanskrit:

  • kutapa, kutha, kuza, pavitraka, vahni

"It grows beside brackish (salty) water such as found at the mouths of rivers and is a kind of tussock grass; that is, it grows in clumps. When it is dry, kusa straw is called durva or dharbai. However, some say these are two different species: Kusha is Poa cynosuroides and Durva, Agrostis linearis."

http://www.khandro.net/nature_plants_kusha.htm

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