Vaikasi Visakam is the celebration of Muruga’s energy. Muruga is the archetype who gives you strength, self-confidence, and bestows you with a winner’s consciousness, and Vaikasi Visakam is the day celebrated as his birthday. There are specific times to access the energies of an archetype. The Vedic month of Vaikasi (mid-May - mid-June), when the Full Moon coincides with the Vishaka star, is an opportune time to connect with Muruga and access his grace and blessings to nullify the hindrances and limitations in your life. The Vishaka star is considered auspicious, as it is associated with the birth of many saints, great and holy men like Buddha. The star exhibits both the spiritual and worldly tendencies represented by Muruga.
Muruga’s Energy in Our LivesAccording to ancient scriptures, Muruga was brought to the Earth plane by Shiva to annihilate the powerful dark forces that threatened to enslave the world forever. He was born out of the third eye of Shiva and embodies the energies of Shiva and Shakti. He is the very manifestation of robust youthfulness, unmatched valor, and the pure, highest knowledge. He has been endowed with supernatural intelligence to help mankind fight negativity, and that is why we all need Muruga in our lives, and Vaikasi Visakam is one such special time to connect with him. He grants freedom from debts and limitations due to karma to bring positivity, success, and vitality in all aspects of our lives. Moreover, Muruga is the overlord of Mars and has the ability to ease difficulties arising due to a Mars affliction in your natal chart. He is known as “Gnyana Pandita,” one who has authority on wisdom, and so meditating on him, particularly his Vel (the divine spear or lance) will help you overcome ignorance and access divine intelligence.
How to Benefit from Vaikasi VisakamWith faith and sincere devotion when you open your heart and mind to call upon the energies of Muruga, you will be able to make a connection with him, and with the day being his birthday, Muruga will be more accessible to hear you and help you in your fight against negative karma that creates debt, ignorance, disease, and enemies. Vaikasi Visakam 2017 is on June 7th (IST). You can participate in rituals organized by AstroVed or visit a Muruga temple on this day to earn his grace. Below are some simple practices that you can do at home on this day.
- Light a lamp in front of Muruga’s picture or statue.
- Make an offering to Muruga of fruit/nuts, water, and incense.
- Have specific goals in mind that you would like to achieve or need help with.
- Surrender yourself to his divine energy to assist you.
- Chant his mantra, “Saravanabava” (which is a combination of 6 syllables) 9, 27, 108, or 1008 times, as time permits.