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Shanti Parihara – Remedial Measure to Overcome Horoscope Related Problems

In Hindu religion, Shani Parihara is the remedial measures adopted to overcome bad effects created in life by the negative positions of planets in a horoscope. Navgrahas or planets occupy a favorable or unfavorable position in a horoscope depending on our previous karma. There are mainly three types of Shanti Parihara:
  1. Performing homa or yajna
  2. Dana or donations
  3. Visiting temples, sacred places and taking bath in sacred rivers and sacred water bodies.
The other Shanti Pariharas are
  • Yantra
  • Mantra
  • Tantra
  • Gemstones – wearing of Navratnas
In Yantra, a person wears or keeps at home or workplace a two or three-dimensional representation of mantras or mystic syllables.

The mantra is chanting the beej mantras and other prayers dedicated to various deities.

Tantra involves complicated procedures performed by an adept practitioner.

Shanti Parihara is usually performed on the birthday or on death anniversary. It can be performed at home, temple, sacred place or on the banks of rivers.

Amavasya and Purnima Tithi are considered ideal for performing certain remedial measures.

Today there are numerous pariharas that are promoted by astrologers, priests, Tantrics and online websites. Many of them have no scriptural sanctions.