Ways to get rainfall

Courtesy: http://thedharmashastra.blogspot.in/

WAYS TO GET RAINFALL AS SAID IN SCRIPTURES:

Our Bharath desha is suffering from famine and floods these days frequently.Insufficient rainfall,failing of monsoon,changes in climate cycles,abundant rain cause failure in agriculture.It leads to less production of food grains, price raise of food grains which makes poor people to be under poverty.

To increase agricultural productivity by getting sufficient rainfall is the need of the hour now.We are facing severe power cuts due to lack of electricity production byhydel-power stations,which finally leads to suffering of citizens.If dams are full, we will be self-sufficient in both agricultural and industrial sectors.So,RAIN is a must for the development of a country.

In order to get good amount of rainfall we need to adopt the following which have been prescribed by vedic scripture for world’s welfare.If we follow the following its sure that we can get good rain.They are:

  1. Brahmins need to do sandhya ritual regularly thrice a day to please the sun god by giving arghya(water offering with mantras) in time.This pleases sun god who evoporates water in seas and make it rain in land (in catchment areas of dams).It is said that only 1/4th of rainfall is falls in land & 3/4th in seas which is of no use.If we do sandhya we can get full rainfall in land.
  2. Brahmins have to do agnihotra & aupasanam twice a day.As said by Manumaharishi the offerings given to lord Agni reaches the atmosphere in form of smoke which helps in formation of clouds .
  3. Brahamanas must recite vedas daily in brahma yagya to get rainfall.
  4. Brahmanas must perform yagyas likeagnishtoma,athagnishtoma,ukkthya,shodashi,athitraathram, aptoryama&vajapeya atleast once in their lifetime(which is their duty i.e.among 40samskaaraas).Bhagavath Gita says,

"Annaath bhavanthi bhoothani PARJANYATH anna sambhava:|
YAGYAATH bhavanthi PARJANYO Yagya karma samuthbhava:||" (Ch 3.14)

Meaning:
Living beings come into being from food,food is produced by rainfall,rainfall occurs from the performance of vedic sacrifices,performances of vedic rituals originate from intention to do Karma yoga.

Shlokas from 10 to 15 in chapter Three of bhagavth gita proclaims the importance of yagyas!

5.Performance of KAAREERA ISHTI brings rain immediately if performed in accordance to shastras.Many have seen this in reality when some villages were under severe drought.

6.Doing Varuna japa without consumption of salt in food by brahmanas.

7.Doing athithi sathkaara (i.e. feeding unknown guests) and bhiksha dhana(donating food) to vedic students(brahmacharis) and sanyasis daily.

8.By respecting rivers & other water bodies by not polluting them with human wastes,industrial wastes,drainage etc.,.Spitting directly in rivers,entering a river without washing the feet leads to anger of water gods who in return bring less or no rainfall.

9.Studying and teaching vedas & shastras daily.Or atleast helping those who do it,by way of donating money.

10.Proper performance of rituals in temples .Priest and devotees must worship in accordance to shastras.( see below TEMPLE RESTRICTIONS).

There is a famous saying in tamil,

"Vedam othiya vethiyarkku Oor mazhai,
Neethi mannar neriyinarkku Oormazhai,
Mathar karpudai mangayarkku oor mazhai
ena maatham mummaari mazhai peyumae"

which means,

If Brahmins recite vedas, if Rulers govern the country in accordance to shastras(i.e.without corruption etc..) and if Women are chaste to their husband then we get rain thrice a month without fail.

So the onus is now on Brahmins,rulers and women to get good rainfall!

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