The answers of Agastya Muni to the generic questions posted by devotees can be found here.
For salvation, Bhakthi is one way. That bhakthi can be done through Pooja, Dhyana (Meditation) etc., but Agastya suggests to stay out of Yantra based bhakthi. If a yantra is prepared for a person, that house where he stays must be purified with Yagna or Pooja, to check for the auspicious day and star, and must be prepared in the most pure surroundings. If one knows how the yantras that are prepared nowadays, one can know how dangerous it is. A such person who was with yantra-craze, how he almost lost his livelihood and how Agastya Muni saved him, we shall see today.
The person who stood before me made me feel like I have to bow to him for he appeared very devotional. He had applied the holy vibuthi (bhasm or holy ash) on his forehead, kum-kum in the center of it, the fragrance of javvadhu in a subtle manner, simplicity in her appearance etc., He must have been in his sixties. He accompanied his wife. But I realized later, that his appearance was a total contradiction to what he did.
“Bhagwan has given all sorts of comforts, save peace of mind. I got my first daughter married to a very good place, but her marital life wasn’t pleasant. She returned home. I got my second daughter married. For years, she hasn’t attained motherhood. She has returned home as well. The youngest boy who was going to college suddenly stopped going there. If asked, he laughs at himself and does not want to get out of the house. He is drowsy all the time, worst thing, he doesn’t even brush his teeth. He takes bath only that day when he feels like, and doesn’t apply soap. He stinks. He must be corrected and so my daughter’s lives should be on track. I trust in Agastya. Please save me.”
“Did you ask anyone about this and did any remedy?”
“Yes. But no use so far. We’ve come here as a last resort.”
“We are tired of doing parikara. So please suggest us anything but parikara” – the lady spoke for the first time.
I was surprised and felt something is not right in here.
“Amma, you are approaching Agastya Muni as you approach an astrologer. Wrong. Think of him as a Gnani who gives a clairvoyance. For your problems, whatever he suggests, accept it and do as He says. Agastya Muni
does not speak in favour of you or me.”
“They say this is Agastya Nadi Jyotish. Hence I asked..” – said that lady.
“I have to be careful to these people” – I thought and opened the Nadi without saying anything.
“Two of the yantras kept at this man’s house has some repairs (like a crack or a dent). The day he brought this and kept it at home, his peace of mind is gone. If he throws these yantras away, there won’t be any problems.” – Agastya Muni concluded short and sweet.
The couple’s face became pale the moment they heard it.
“There are many a yantras at my pooja room. If I know which ones has the dosha, only those can be thrown out right?” – asked the man.
I said, “If it is not coated with silver or gold lining, and if not done regular pooja, to avoid the yantra getting spoiled, its better to throw it away.”
“There are around 12 such yantras with me, all are done with proper pooja.”
“Pooja means how?” – I asked.
“Through the astrologer, pooja was done in the temple and was given to me.”
“First, it is not right to do pooja for these in the temples. It has to be done in one’s house. It is secondary to do such poojas in the temple.” – I clarified.
“What if one does not have the means to do pooja at home?” – he countered.
“Fair question. Let’s ask this to Agastya Himself.”
“Before performing pooja to these yantras, the person must be pure in his physical and mental state. He should sit facing north-eastern side. There must not be any impurity (theetu as it is mentioned) in either the person who does the pooja or the person to whom the pooja is performed for. The mantras must be recited clearly, slowly and without a hurry. One should not use garments that are not clean. Second, one must not perform the pooja on whatever copper plates one obtains. One could have one or two copper plates at home like this, its enough. If more than two are there, it will spoil the peace in the family.
The plates which are kept in this man’s house are all prepared without proper pooja. The day he started doing pooja for more than three such plates, from that day his family started facing so many hurdles. If the plate is not done proper pooja or yagna at home, they are useless. The family faces all such problems only because of his mistakes.” – said the Maha Muni.
“The day he brought the Sudarsana Yantra which was prepared incorrectly, his only son became insane. He got in to the clutches of evil spirits. The other two girls’ houses had lot of impurities and thereby, they ended up with serious family issues.”
The old man’s face became dark after hearing these.
Whoever brings a yantra plate, he will install it in his pooja room and he was nick named “Yantra-crazy”. Whoever sells a yantra, even for three ruppes, saying one can get rid of debt, one can become a millionnaire, one’s family will be at peace, long term disease will be gone, whatever is the claim, he buys those yantras at once.
“Do what Agastya Muni has said and come back. For sure there will be good.” – I said.
But some sort of a worry still appeared in his face. I thought they might have not liked the way Agastya mentioned about the yantra and their craze about it, and I just left it. For few months, they didn’t return and one fine evening…
The same person came with his wife, son and daughters. He appeared happy. He fell at my feet in spite of the age difference and said, “I did a big mistake. Please ask Agastya Muni to forgive me.”
“What mistake did you do?”
“I did not believe in what He said and asked another person whether they were true. If I were suggested a number of Parikara, I would have got hope. As I was suggested just a single point, I was disappointed and went to another person.”
That person laughed aloud and said, “As if Agastya mentioned in the Jeeva Nadi, it is what “that” person has said. Don’t believe it. To challenge Agastya Himself, let me do a big Homa and prepare a huge yantra, and collected a huge sum of money from me. I placed the yantra he gave in my pooja room. This was one big mistake.
In the next few hours, whatever I heard, whatever happened, some untimely deaths all shook me to my base. My wife got frustrated and threw away all the yantras in the well. At first, I was furious at my wife. But once they
were all in thrown in the well, things started changing within one and a half month.
The happiness I did not get for thirty long years is back with me. My family life has turned happy. My second daughter is pregnant now, she says. The surprising thing, my son has become alright. He goes to college again now.” – he continued to narrate what happened.
I was looking at him silently. Such people, might just overturn if they are convinced sufficient enough, I felt.
“O Agastya! Please save them.” – I prayed.
Those who read this post, a request to you all. Please think before keeping any yantras at home. Is this really required? There is nothing great in this world other than true devotion and prayer. The reason is, there is NO ONE else other than Agastya Muni who knows better about Yantras.
~ to be continued…!