This article is first published in Suburb Life magazine | August 2019  She is an astrologer, people go to her to know their future, discuss their problems and seek solutions. Prama Chopra, says, “Apart from predictions a major part of astrology relates to remedies.’ She shares her insight on Tree Worship, back in the day remedy for problem solving and its relevance in today’s times In today’s astrology, the one which is followed
by masses is only a segment of Birth Astrology. People go to consult an astrologer
and follow difficult rituals,ceremonies and spend lot of money in buying snake
oil, more of such things which are difficult to procure and expensive too. Whereas simple remedy of tree worship is
easily ignored as it may not have that much commercial profit as the other
remedies like gems, assigned Pujas and complex rituals may have some direct or
indirect benefit to the advisor. What do scriptures say? The ancient text Narad Puran (6th century compilation) describes astrology along with Vedanga, where association of trees from Vedic deities who govern zodiac and Nakshatra is established. It is believed that the origin of trees, plants and roots is from Lord Brahma’s hair and hence very essential to existence of life not just mankind. The plants and trees which were
inherently safeguarded in ancient times were regarded as Gods & Goddesses
and sighted as Lord Shiva’s Rudra Swaroop, where he consumed poison and
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