Sri Kaala Chakram
To ease worries - KAALA CHAKRAM
The Kaala Chakram has been instituted with specific plants for the 9 planets, 12 zodiac signs and the 27 stars, totaling 48 species of plants. The wheel of time takes us on a roller coaster of happiness, fear and doubt and then back again. This space is dedicated to all the people of the world, represented by the 27 stars and their corresponding plant, animal and bird.
It has the 27 stars circumscribing the 12 zodiac signs, which in turn circumscribe the 9 planets. Thus the wheel of time brings into one's perception the entire universe that affects us on Earth.
When you circumambulate the wheel of time and ask for good times, you are willy nilly asking for good times for the entire universe!! One connects to the universe here to integrate energies that will reduce the distress caused by star-related ailments. The circumambulation is done in sets of 3, one set at the minimum or 9, 12, 27, 36, or 48. The number 48 is significant in that it denotes a mandalam - the time to establish cell memory.
The Kaala Chakra seems to embody many a philosophy stated as the tenets of Lifeology. For instance, the roots of the 12 representative trees have, over time, intertwined and yet exist each with their own identity. Why can't humans live with this togetherness even while retaining their own identity?
If every human decides to plant the tree of his or her birth star, the earth will be afforested without difficulty. 'Nature worship is as sanctifying as idol worship', says the Swamigal.
These plants have been nurtured from the sapling stage, worshipped, pruned and the trimmings are consigned to the fire in the homa kundam, amidst the chanting of Vedic mantras for global welfare. The holy ash therefrom is distributed as medicine for different types of illnesses. Thus the plants render themselves valuable for human welfare.Gnanaguru Dr. Sri Muralidhara Swamigal asks, "Why can't man?
With the blessings of Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, a special pooja is done on Tuesdays at rahu kaalam (3.00 to 4.30 P.M.) as the presiding energies of the 27 stars are receptive to one's attention at that time. Rahu kaalam is believed the most efficacious time for any atonement poojas. Right in the centre of the wheel stands Lord Hanuman, with the life-giving herb sanjeevani, to disburse His healing energies.
This space depicts the Kaala Chakra with all the 9 planets, 12 zodiac signs, and the 27 stars so that one necessarily includes the universe and all of mankind in seeking blessings for global welfare. It also relieves star-related ailments.