Pusha is a Vedic solar deity and one of the twelve Adityas. His name literally means, 'One who causes people to thrive'. He represents sun as a pastoral god, the guardian of the flocks and herds. In the Rig Veda, Pushan is appealed to feed, guard and find the lost livestock. He is lord of the paths, who protects people from the wild animals and makes their paths pleasant to tread in solitary places. He was also responsible for marriages, journeys, roads and feeding of the cattle. He protected travelers from the bandits and wild beasts. He also protected men from being exploited by the other men. He was a supportive guide, a 'good' god, leading his adherents towards rich pastures and wealth. He carried a golden lance, the symbol of activity.
Samaranganasutradhara identifies Pusha as the demi goddesses, 'Maatrigan'. Maatrigan (mothers) or Saptamatrikas (seven mothers) is a group of seven Hindu goddesses who are always depicted together. They are sometimes called Ashtamatrikas (eight mothers) or sometimes even sixteen.
The Ashtamatrikas are: Brahmani, Vaishnavi, Maheshvari, Indrani, Kaumari, Varahi, Chamunda and Narasimhi. They assist great Shakti Devi (goddess) in her fight with the demons. They represent the prodigiously fertile as well as the destructive aspect of nature. According to Rig Veda, Matrikas control the preparation of Soma.
• This is nourishing like mother nourishes a child.
• Best place to keep Ghee.
• Safeguard of everything including money.
• If payment blocked. Check this zone.
• This becomes the fuel to continue the fire.
• Keep a Red Mat here to get back blocked money.
• If the child growth is not satisfactory in the mother’s womb, keep a red mat and Ghee for best results.
• Imbalance causes problem in family bonding.
• Family photos kept here increases the bonding here strongly amongst the family members.
• Blue colour here shows weakened body.
• Children will not be self sufficient if imbalance here.
• A person will work under someone if this zone is imbalanced.
• Toilet here will cause bad growth of child.
• Keep a Fevicol tube to improve family bonding.
• Keep a Hanuman Ji photo showing strength there.
|Samagri||पुष्प, सत्तू (सतुआ), दूध, घी, कोद्रव|
|Mantra||ऊँ पूषन्तवव्रतेवयंन निष्येम कदाचन नमः|
|समराङ्गण सूत्रधार||पूषा मातृगणः स्मृतः ॥|
|पूषन तव व्रते वयं न रिध्येम कदाचन ।
स्तोतारस्त इह स्मसि ॥
|चिन्ह||बछड़े सहित गाय|
|हवन सामग्री||सेम की फली, दूध, खीर, कपूर|
|Role||Highway, Security, Recoverer|
Pushan is the guardian deity of roads, who removes dangers out of the way. He is also called the 'guardian of travelers' and the 'son of deliverance'. He follows and protects cattle, and brings them home safely. His name means 'prosperer'. His favorite food is gruel. He wears braided hair and a beard. He carries a golden spear, an awl and a goad. He is a great charioteer, and his car is drawn by goats. With his golden aerial ships, Pushan is the messenger of Surya. He is the guardian of all creatures. He is also often appealed to for granting bounty. Among his other duties, he conducts the dead on the far-off path of their fathers.
Hymns in the Rigveda appeal to Pushan to guard livestock and find lost livestock. His chariot is pulled by goats. Sometimes he is described as driving the Sun in it's course across the sky.
Pushan is the God of meetings, marriages, journeys, roads, cattle, and the people with low status in society.
Engineer Rameshwar Prasad
(B.Tech., M.Tech., P.G.D.C.A., P.G.D.M.)