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Third stage in the creation of the Kavach

In the third & final stage these Kavachs are supplied on demand to those who seek their protection. The Kavach as a sacred object should be worn on the body of the individual at an auspiciously chosen moment of time. This Kavach wearing Muhurta [KWM] is supplied by the Vedic astrologer, who prepares the Kavachs in the manner described above. The Kavach has a ‘destiny’ of its own, in view of the highly auspicious manner in which it has been prepared & the wearing of the Kavach actually tantamounts to being ‘associated’ [satsangh] with the Kavach, which carries the blessings of Isvara – made possible by the purity of the Vedic astrologer’s consciousness, as well as by his selfless commitment to serve the world, through the dedicated cultivation of Jyotir Vidya. This is one of the important sutras underlying the use of the Kavach as an astrological Remedial Measure. The Vedic astrologer may use at best, his consummate SA astrological skills in arriving at an auspicious ‘destiny’ for the Kavach and this is ‘enfolded’ into the Vimshottari dasa-bhuktis which characterise the Kavach Wearing Muhurta [KWM].

Prof. V. K. Choudhry, the founder of the Systems Approach to Vedic astrology, and as the architect of ‘the original model of the SA Kavach‘, in the following passage makes us aware, as to what an extent, the Vedic astrologer’s consciousness is responsible for making the Kavach into a sacred object capable of bestowing grace. The emphasis is naturally on the Vedic astrologer leading a virtuous life, with his heart turned towards Isvara.

” The protection power of the KAVACH is energised by the spiritual healing power of the astrologer advising the use of such a KAVACH. For developing the spiritual healing power one has to follow the divine conduct which includes practise of kindness, generosity, benevolence, contentment and to avoid deeper involvement in sensual pleasures, anger, pride, greed & envy.” [16]

Prof. V.K. Choudhry & his family follows scrupulously the Sanatana Dharma laid down by the Hindu Saint Tulsidas in his magnum opus Ramcharitra Manas. As for me, my Dharma, goes back to the spiritual teachings given to me by my beloved Master Sri Sri Bhagavan & by my beloved mother in my formative years. My Master Sri Sri Bhagavan was also responsible subsequently for opening the door to the teachings of three advaitic Masters of the last generation. They are Sri J. Krishnamurti, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj & Sri Ramana Maharshi.

It is after taking the teachings of all these four beloved Masters to my heart, that I came to learn the Systems Approach directly from the Jyotish Acharya Prof. V.K. Choudhry. Prior to this, I had taken the pains to make a deep study of Vedic astrology in the spiritual spheres of Dharma & Moksha, as expounded by a number of Vedic astrologers, including Pandit Vamadeva Shastri. The work of both these Jyotish Acharyas is complementary, with Pandit Vamadeva’s work pertaining mostly to Dharma & Moksha, & Prof. V. K. Choudhry’s SA, throwing a flood of light in the spheres of Artha & Kama, through the powerful SA tools of analytical clarity & predictive accuracy.