Nama Article 18th December 2011
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Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji
In the Gita, Bhagavãn says, "Amongst the months I AM Mãrgazhi." – 'Mãsãnam Mãrgasheershoham' Mãrgazhi month is said to be an inauspicious one ('peedai mãsam'). Marriages and other auspicious functions are not conducted in this month. When Bhagavãn spells out that amongst the month He is Mãrgazhi, why is this month considered inauspicious? In fact, this should be a revered/most favourable month. One should be able to conduct marriages, house warming ceremony or any other auspicious function in this month. But I pondered over, "why have the Mahãns termed this month as inauspicious?" And the conclusion that I drew is that if performance of marriages or any other auspicious function were permitted in this month then our minds would continue to be drowned only in such worldly affairs! At least, this one-month let the people worship the Lord! Is this not the period to worship Bhagavãn? This is the time to worship. Is it not?
Early morning perform 'Thiruãrãdhana' for Bhagavãn, perform Nãma Sankirtana, meditate ('dhyãna'). Since this one-month (the thirty days) is early morning ('prãtha kãla') for the Devas, people should be made to involve themselves only in spiritual matters. Hence, they have been forbidden us from conducting such worldly functions! This is the reason for labeling this month as inauspicious!
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