Puraan | 9-Bhavishya Puraan | 4-Uttar Parv
9-Bhavishya Puraan, 4-Uttar Parv-108-113, p 499-505
Nakshatra Purush Vrat
On the day of fast one should not massage oil in the body. While worshipping Purush's body parts, one should worship the Lord of Nakshatra and the Moon. If somehow A-Shauch (uncleanliness) happens to be during Vrat then keep just fast during that Nakshatra and worship His body part in next Nakshatra. When his Vrat is complete in Maagh Maas, one should do its Udyaapan. Make a golden Nakshatra Purush, adore it, establish it on a bed. Make a Braahman couple also seated on the bed, worship them with clothes and ornaments and donate them seven grains, cow with calf, umbrella, shoes, Ghee pot and Dakshinaa along with that idol. By doing this Vrat one gets beauty, happiness, health, good children, sweet voice, and prosperity for many lives."
(Chap 109) Yudhishthir asked - "Bhagavan, Now you tell about Shaiv Nakshatra Purush for Shiv Bhakt." Krishn Jee said - "On the day of Shaiv Nakshatra Purush Vrat, worship the body parts of Shiv and keep Nakt Vrat. It should be started in Phaalgun Maas, Shukla Paksh, Hast Nakshatra. In the night worship Shiv Jee. In Hast etc 27 Nakshatra, worship Shiv with his 27 names from feet to head respectively. Take food without salt and oil. In every Nakshatra, donate one Kilogram Shaali rice and a Ghee pot to a Braahman. If there happen to be two Nakshatra on the same day then worship two body parts with two names in one day. Thus doing Vrat, do Paaran in the end. In this make the golden idol of Shiv and Paarvatee.
This Vrat should not be done by any whose behavior is not good, who argues for arguing sake, who talks about somebody to other, who is greedy etc people. Whoever woman does this Vrat wth the permission of her husband, she is never separated from her husband."
Vrintaak Tyaag and Graha Nakshatra Vrat
(Chap 113) Krishn further said - Now I tell you Graha Nakshatra Vrat. By doing this Vrat all evil planets get calm and one gets Lakshmee, Dhriti, Tushti and Pushti. On whichever Sunday there is Hast Nakshatra, on that worship Soorya Bhagavaan and do Nakt Vrat. Do it for seven Sundays, then make golden idol of Soorya Dev, establish it a copper pot, bathe it with Ghee, and worship it with red sandal paste, red flowers, red clothes, Dhoop, lamp and offer Naivedya of Laddoo. Then donate shoes, umbrella, two red clothes and Dakshinaa. By doing this Vrat, the Vratee becomes healthy, gets wealth and children.
When there is Chitraa Nakshatra on Monday, start the Vrat from that day, and then do it for seven Mondays. Then make a silver idol of Chandramaa Devtaa, establish it in a silver or Kaansaa pot, worship it with white flowers white clothes, offer Naivedya of yogurt and butter, and then donate that idol along with shoes, umbrella, and Dakshinaa. This pleases Chandramaa and by pleasing Cgandramaa other Grih also get pleased. When there is Swaati Nakshatra on Tuesday, start the Vrat from that day and then do Nakt Vrat for seven Tuesdays. In the end, make a golden idol of Mangal, establish it in a copper pot, worship it with red flowers, red sandal paste, red clothes, offer Kasaar as Naivedya and give all the things to Braahman.
In the same was when there is Vishaakhaa Nakshatra on Wednesday, start the Nakt Vrat from that day and do seven Wednesday, and on the last day give a golden idol of Budh to Braahman. When there is Anuraadhaa Nakshatra on Thursday, start the Nakt Vrat from that day and do seven Thursdays. In the end make an idol o Brihaspati Jee, establish it in a golden pot, worship it with yellow flowers, yellow clothes, Yagyopaveet, offer Khaand as Naivedya and give it to Braahman. In the same start Friday Vrat when there is Jyeshthaa Nakshatra on that day. Do it for seven Fridays. In the end make a golden idol of Shukra, establish it in a silver of bamboo pot, worship it with white sandal paste, white clothes, offer Naivedya of Kheer and Ghee. Give all things to Braahman. Start Saturday Vrat when there is Mool Nakshatra and continue up to seven Saturdays. In the end worship the golden idols of Shani, Raahu and Ketu, do Havan of all Grih's name Mantra with Ghee and sesame seeds one by one 28 or 108 times. Idol of Shani may be made of iron or gold. Give all things to Braahman. This calms down all Grih (planets) and they become favorable."
Pippalaad Muni's Story
Now he started doing Jaap of that Mantra. Naarad Jee also stayed there. Pleased with the child's Tapasyaa, Vishnu Jee came there on His Garud. The child recognized Him and asked for His firm Bhakti in His feet. Vishnu preached him Gyaan and Yog and Bhakti and got disappeared. Now that child became a Gyaanee Maharshi. One day the child asked Naarad Jee - "What was the reason that I had to bear so much trouble in such a young age? Why I have been afflicted by Graha. I don't know whereabouts of my parents also. Fortunately I got you and you made me Braahman." Naarad Jee said - "O child, Shani Graha has afflicted you so much. In fact the whole country is being afflicted because of its slow speed." Hearing this the child got very angry. He felled it down by his look only. Shani fell on a mountain and broke his one leg. Naarad started dancing seeing Shani falling down on the ground. He called all Devtaa and showed his bad condition to everybody.
Brahmaa Jee said to the child - "You have done a great Tap by eating Peepal fruits, therefore Naarad Jee has given you Pippalaad name correctly. Whoever will remember and worship you on Saturday, they will not bear Shani's affliction for seven lives. They will have sons and grandsons. Now you re-establish Shani in the space, because he is not at fault. To get relieved from Graha's affliction one should offer Naivedya, and do Havan, Namskaar etc. One should not disrespect Graha. When they are worshipped, they become peaceful. To calm down the affliction of Shani, one should massage oil in his body and give oil to Braahman also. Make a iron idol of Shani, keep it in an oil filled iron pot , worship it with black flower, two black clothes, Kasaar, sesame seeds, cooked rice and give it Braahman along with Dakshinaa. One should use this Mantra while worshipping Shani, "Aum Shanno Devee Rabhishtraye, Aapo Bhavantu Peetaye | Shanyorabhi Sravantu Nah" (Yajur Ved, 36|12) Shani Dev himself preached a Mantra for himself to Nal when he had lost his kingdom (Mantra is given on p 504). Whoever does this Vrat for one year and does Udyaapan with this method, he never has to suffer with Shani's affliction."
After saying this Brahmaa Jee went to his Lok, Pippalaadi established Shani's idol at its place and prayed.
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/05
Updated on 05/30/13