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The letters of your name have the power to help you build a successful life. Owing to the benefits that the study of numerology offer, several celebrities, and business tycoons have paved their way to success by changing their names.
Celebrity name changes:
Not many people know this, but even the most respected and renowned celebrity, Amitabh Bachchan, changed his name from Inquilab Srivastava (birth name) to what he is recognized as today. It was his father, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, who made the change in his name. This industry name is also said to have paved a way for success. Sometimes people also add or subtract certain letters in their name to procure the benefits of numerology. For instance, formerly known as 'Rani Mukherji', the actress changed the spelling of her name to Rani Mukerji, as suggested by her numerologist. This change of only a single letter has worked wonders for her life. There are several other celebrities in Bollywood as well as Hollywood who have made small or big changes to their names to seek the benefits of numerology.
Lucky Names in Businesses:
Even the most popular tech giants or businesses today have changed the names of their businesses/corporations. For instance, Instagram which is one of the most popular social media sites in the world was earlier named Burbn. Similarly, Google was not the first choice, the tech giant was earlier named BackRub. Hence, people from all phases of life have adapted to name changes their business's success.
How to Find Your Lucky Name?
Numerology is a scientific art. Hence numerology provides an insight into how you can benefit from a change in your name based on your lucky letters.
As per Chaldean numerology, every alphabet has been assigned a number and every number is known to have a positive or negative impact on your life.
What are the Core Numbers for every Alphabet?
The following table shows what number is assigned against each alphabet. This number can be modified to synchronize with your Date of Birth.
Steps to follow-
- First Name Number and Compound Number: Based on the letters of your first name, allocate a number to each alphabet. See table below. In name numbers, both two-digit name numbers and single-digit sums are equally important.
- Name Number and Name Compound: Assign number to each alphabet of an individual's last name.
- For instance- First Name -- 29 is compound and 2 is First name number
Name Number: 29+15 = 44 (8)
This is how you can calculate your name number. Based on the astrological implications of the number, a numerologist can choose the best name for you. There are several other intricacies of finding a name number that are best understood by someone who has studied numerology.
(Article Originally written By: Sidhharrth S Kumaar) (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: Astrology, Numerology, LuckyName
Soft-spoken Orissa-born diplomat Arun Kumar Sahu is a poet at heart. His collection of poems “Iguana and Other Poems” was recently published. Sahu is currently posted as the High Commissioner of India to Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Dominica and Montserrat. A trained linguist and a JNU alumnus, Sahu joined the Indian Foreign Services (IFS) in 1996.
Avatans Kumar, a US-based columnist and Sahu’s long-time friend from their JNU days speaks to the Ambassador on his poetry and more.
Given the history of the Indian diaspora in the Caribbean, how similar and how independently evolved is it from India in language, culture, faith, etc?
There are some similarities and some differences. One can see the Indianness in their culture, faith and social existence, but many aspects are also Trinidadian. Over the last 175 years, Trinidadians of Indian origin have continued with some socio-cultural practices from India, but many others have also undergone substantial change. Many Indo-Trinis, especially the younger generation do not understand or speak Hindi or Bhojpuri, though most of them love Bollywood films and listen to Hindi songs.
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Some Hindu households still use pennants, locally called ‘jhandi’ in their yard (I have written about this in The Hindu, dated 30 August 2020 available at https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/open-page/the-caribbean-pennants/article32472565.ece ), worship many gods and goddesses and listen to Tulsidas’ Sri Ramcharit Manas and other Hindu texts. There are over 300 temples of different sizes all over Trinidad and Tobago. However, they are also intimately connected to life and society in North America and the UK. They speak English and creole, enjoy the soca, doubles, and cricket. Intercultural interaction is a fact of Trinidadian diversity. I have started writing a book about the India connection of Trinidad and Tobago. I am fascinated by the way the indentured laborers and their descendants have carried on their cultural uniqueness.
What is people’s attitude there in terms of Yoga, Ayurveda, Veganism (India’s perceived soft power), etc?
Yoga, Ayurveda, vegetarianism, and astrology are not new to the Trinidadians. Many of them practice them and also promote them. Their rituals of rites of passage are very elaborate. Some of them also believe in Panchang and practice fasting on certain days of a week. At the same time, many of them are also very western in their lifestyle and outlook.
Famous Hindi poet Mahadevi Verma once wrote – ‘viyogi hoga pahala kavi’ (bereaved/detatched will be the first poet). Are you a ‘viyogi’. What inspires you to write poetry?
Detachment is essential for creative output. A writer has to be a mute observer, a silent sufferer to create something that will touch the hearts of many. He is there in the process, but he is also not there. A writer does not write well when he is in a state of suffering or ecstasy. He writes well only when he has gone through the emotion and lived with it for a while.
To me, expressing emotion is not literature. Literature is a craft that expresses the essence of a writer’s feelings and links it to the existence of the wider world. It’s a mirror with multiple cracks. No image is perfect in this mirror.
I have defined it in my poem “MY POETRY” in the collection IGUANA and Other Poems. I have said,
It is a mirror of crushed sentiments
A reflection of the living and suffering
The invisible imprint of stillness of moments.
Read it once,
Read it again and again,
Smile, dance and cry with her
Take a deep breath and feel,
Surreptitiously and unwittingly
She will touch your heart.
I am not sure many folks know that you are a trained linguist and I have known you since our JNU days. You were always a graceful and helpful senior. I had a fantastic time working with you at the National Seminar on the 8th Schedule. That being said, has being a trained linguist helped you as poet? How?
Yes, it has. It has helped me to understand the power of language, words, and how to stitch words in a composition. Words, phonemes and morphemes are like pebbles in the seashore. Once you enjoy playing with them, you want to talk to the sea with their help. It has also helped me understand the nuances of a second or third language or a foreign language. Language is both a product and a reflection of history and society. Understanding a language is vital for a writer.
Interesting you talk about multilingualism. What language do you dream in?
Don’t know. As you know, an Indian child is born bilingual or trilingual – the mother tongue, which could be a local variety of the standard first language, a dominant second language, in my case English and Hindi because we all watch Bollywood films. Subsequently, one can learn some foreign languages too. I learned Mandarin Chinese. Sometimes, words of two or three languages come in a sentence. I suppose the dreams are all messed up.
Talking about dreams is making me drowsy already. Jokes apart, do you really get enough sleep? Being a diplomat, you must keep a busy schedule. When do you find time to write poetry?
I am a loner, mostly detached from many things that I do on a day to day basis. I do my job with the utmost care and dedication, acutely conscious of time. I do not waste my time in fruitless arguments and meaningless socialization. Once I finish my job, I return to my world of solitude and self-introspection.
Specific experiences leave a deep impression on me. I try to live with them for days, months, or maybe even for years. Then one day, they just come out and take a literary form. I wouldn’t say I like to write about raw emotions. I allow them to be ripe within me. I have no specific time to write. I write while traveling, in a hotel room, on a flight, after a diplomatic engagement, late at night. There is no specific routine. Sometimes, I do not write for days if I don’t feel like it.
What kinds of books do you read? Who are your favorite authors/poets?
I read all kinds, but books dealing with human characters appeal to me the most. I also like books on philosophy and history. I am not a voracious reader but a discerning one. If a book does not appeal to me, I don’t proceed with reading it even if its a best seller. I love listening to people.
There is not one favorite author, but many, in various languages such as Odia, Bangla, Hindi, English and of different geography, Russian, African, and Latin American. But two books in my young age attracted me to the world of literature: Paraja of Gopinath Mohanty in Odiya and The Old Man and the Sea of Earnest Hemmingway. In a sense, I didn’t read these books, they read me.
What is your idea of relaxation?
Don’t do anything—lounge around with a big cup of strong coffee with milk and extra sugar. Don’t talk to anybody—no mobile phone. Watch a movie. Listen to Indian classical music, thumri or ghazal, Salman Ali; country music, Frank Sinatra or John Lennon, watch a good movie or a stand-up comedy.
You also write short stories. Between poetry and prose, which one is your favorite, and why?
There is no favorite. I write all kinds of literature. For me, the art of writing is only a tool to express what I want to convey. The inherent urge to express a feeling, theme, or character decides the form of literature, whether a poem, a short story or a prose piece. What I have observed in me is that a feeling usually takes resort in a poem, a character in a short story, and a narrative in prose. The satisfaction is actually in playing with the words, phrases, and finally able to say what I wanted to say. I am comfortable in creating literature in all forms. Someday in future, I intend to write a novel too.
I will certainly look forward to that. Has poetry affected the way you approach diplomacy?
It’s a complementary relationship. Not only poetry but literature, in general, is the dissection of the society, the good, the bad, and the ugly. If a diplomat understands literature, he or she understands the mind of a community he lives in, which in return sharpens his insight in providing critical inputs for policymaking and statecraft. Diplomacy as a profession, on the other hand, exposes one to an unbelievable range of diversity and people.
(This interview has been published in reference to https://www.softpowermag.com/indian-temples-and-jhandis-in-the-caribbean-interview-with-hc-of-india-to-trinidad-and-tobago/)
Matrimony, the holiest of all alliances, in all cultures but especially in the Indian context. India’s customs and traditions lay a great emphasis on whether the stars align for your upcoming nuptials.
While it is widely believed that marriages are made in heaven, they idea is that they need to go through a number of processes on earth. Astrology plays a major role when finalising a matrimonial alliance. In fact it is believed that astrology is very important for the success of any relationship. It is a very normal practice in our country for parents/families to match horoscopes of prospective brides and grooms before going ahead with any step or process related to marriage.
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Whenever a matrimonial alliance is being fixed, it is imperative to have a thorough study of horoscopes and stars. There are other ways to do the same, such as face reading and reading body vibrations. All these aim at determining accurately the different ‘doshas’ or planetary defects that might exist in a prospective relationship. Some of the most common ‘doshas’ are ‘Khuja dosha’ – popularly referred to as ‘Mangal dosha’, ‘Rahu dosha’ and ‘Sarpa dosha’. Apart from these, there are a few other doshas related to the yog of two individuals and other aspects related to horoscope.
The remedies of each of these planetary defects are determined on the basis of ‘Gochara Phala’, following which different pujas and rituals are conducted to ensure that a couple goes into the institution of marriage peacefully and amicably. Apart from this, a study is also conducted of the different ‘Guna’ (virtues) of prospective bride and groom. Out of 36 ‘Gunas’, at least 18 must match for a healthy and happy marriage. However, this too can be taken care of through a few pujas and rituals.
Besides, astrology or horoscope matching also plays a crucial role in giving a heads up for matrimony and preparing a couple for the challenges that they might come across in their married life. (IANS)
A lot of us use astrology to make predictions in our lives – often to great effect. Astrology has been used time and again as an excellent way to make predictions to improve our lives. So keeping that in mind can we use astrology to make the greatest prediction of all, when we are going to die?
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Astrology indicates when an intense or transformational experience occurs. Death is a rare thing in astrology, which is highly difficult to predict. Based on the planet position, Dasha, and Sub-Dasha period, one can tell that death may occur.
In astrology, there is no short-cut way to predict someone’s death. There are several factors and combinations that could result in death. Also, the exact time of death cannot be predicted accurately. However, there are more than just one planet that brings this bad omen. If we are to use astrology to predict one’s death then we need to look at the positions of every planet in conjunction with the sun in our natal chart along with the Dasha system.
Planets that help us Predict How One Can Die
We get planetary alignments, several times in our lives, which might result in death. However, if one is to die or not depends on several factors, all of which cannot be explained in an astrological chart.
1. Shani – Saturn
Saturn is known as the father of Time as it governs things likely to happen in our lives. Saturn is responsible for things to begin and end for us, that does not mean, this planet will tell us when we are going to die by itself. It usually signals the death of things such as relationships, employment, or even point out to spiritual death.
2. Aruna or Indra Chakra – Uranus
The planet Uranus in many ways is the opposite of that of Saturn and it heralds sudden events or in this case, it can indicate sudden death. Uranus is a planet that associates with strange and unexpected situations.
3. Varuna – Neptune
Neptune rules water-related issues so it relates to our demise to the point of drowning, also having an accident in the water. People who have Neptune in their charts, their death may die in a way that is unexplained or death may happen while sleeping.
4. Yama – Pluto
The planet Pluto is linked to violent death and often one which features some kind of serious trauma. An example of this could be a sudden aneurysm that kills the person instantly or an accident which results in a huge injury.
5. Mangal – Mars
Mars is linked to a violent death. One can consider scenarios like fire guns and knives so it can mean that death will come as a result of a shooting, stabbing, or fire. Whatever the form it takes it is usually traumatic and sudden. Death as a result of a Mars aspect is swift.
6. Sukra – Venus
Dying in sleep or slipping away peacefully at the end of a long illness, can be attributed to Venus. If Venus eases the suffering at the time of death. In this way, death can also sometimes be looked in a positive manner for the one who is dying.
7. Brihaspati – Jupiter
Jupiter rules tumors so in this sense it is linked to cancer and death as a result of an incurable disease. This can be seen clearly if Jupiter has been activated as a result of transits in a natal chart.
8. Surya – Sun
It is in accordance with the actual position of the sun with other planets that help predict death. So the sun and its position are closely linked with how are we going to die.