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Rashi - Gochara - Bhava - Graha - Ratna - Nakshatra - Amsha - Varga

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Planetary Herbs for Bhasman

Bhasma = sacred ash of incinerated herbs


In addition to ratna, the traditional scared jewels for Jyotishavidya, each graha has an assigned herb which is ritually burned 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

English

  • Gigantic Swallow-wort = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Calotropis_gigantea.jpg

French-Arabicsurya_calotropis_1_small.jpg

  • Alarka,

  • Arbre-a-Soie, Albizia Julibrissin = https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albizia_julibrissin

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, naative to south Asia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Flower_I_IMG_3974.jpg

Moon

Bhasma for Chandra

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Artocarpus Integrifolia = Artocarpus heterophyllus = https://www.plantnames.unimelb.edu.au/Sorting/Artocarpus.html#heterophyllus

- Panasa-bhasman

chandra_atrocarpus_heterophyllus1_small.jpgENGLISH

  • Jackfruit, Jackfruit tree.

HINDI

  • Cakki, Kathal, Kanthal

kuja_paspalum_scrobiculatum2_small.jpgMars

Bhasma for Mangala


Paspalum scrobiculatum - Khadira-bhasman

ENGLISH

  • kuja_paspalum_scrobiculatum1.jpgScorbic (Aust.),
  • Creeping paspalum, India n 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


https://www.plantnames.unimelb.edu.au/Sorting/Achyranthes.htmlbudha_achryanthes_aspera1.jpg

Achyranthes Aspera - Apamarga-bhasman = http://www.invasive.org/browse/subject.cfm?sub=4567

ENGLISh

  • Devil's horsewhip
  • Prickly chaff-flower

HINDI

  • Latkana

guru_ficus_religiosa1_small.jpgJupiter

Bhasma for Brihaspati


Ficus Religiosa - Pippala-bhasman

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ficus_religiosa

NEPALI

  • peepul

HINDI

  • pippala , pipal, pipali, pipli

THAI

  • Po

ENGLISH

  • Sacred fig, sacred fig tree
  • Bo tree, bodhi tree

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AUM shum shukraya namah

Venus

Bhasma for Shukra


Ficus Glomerata = Ficus racemosa - Audumbara-bhasman

https://www.plantnames.unimelb.edu.au/Sorting/Ficus.html

ENGLISH

  • Cluster tree, country fig, Gular fig, redwood fig, cluster fig

HINDI

  • Doomar, domoor, Gular, Udumbara, Umar, Umbar

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Saturn

Bhasma for Shani

Sustainer of Dry Places


Prosopis cineraria - Shami-bhasma

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosopis_cineraria

" The tree prosopis cineraria is known as jand in Hindi and Punjabi, jandiin Haryanvi, khejriin Rajasthani, and sami or 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. https://www.tribuneindia.com/2002/20020928/windows/main2.htm

Arabic

  • ghaf

Rajasthani

  • khejri

Punjabi, Hindi

  • jand, jandi

Gujarati

  • sami, samri,
  • shum

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

rahu_bermudagrass1_small.jpg Rahu

Bhasma for Rahu

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https://www.botgard.ucla.edu


Cynodon Dactylon - Durva-bhasman

https://www.plantnames.unimelb.edu.au/Sorting/Cynodon.html

ENGLISH

  • Bermuda grass, scutch grass, star grass.

NEPALI

  • Dubo, Panjaa, Seto duvo, Situu.

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Ketu

Bhasma for Ketu


Poa 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."

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

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