04:07 pm New Delhi: Astrology has come in the way of preventing closure on a missing person's case in the capital. In a bizarre turn of events, a probe into the disappearance of Air India official Sulakshana Narula, missing since September 2018, cannot be completed because of what is called 'Maha Dosh' in astrological terms. The Delhi Crime Branch was handed over the investigation last year, but it cannot find the woman “until her bad phase or 'maha dosh' ends”. The personal astrologer of Delhi CB officer Vijay Samaria has said that the 'maha dosh' in his case, too, ends on April 19. Until then, Samaria has refused to probe the case. What makes the case even more intriguing is that Samaria has conveyed to Narula's family that her "bad phase" too "ends" the same day - April 19. Samaria reportedly convinced Narula's son, Anubhav, to provide him his mother's horoscope, which he then showed to his astrologer along with his own. The conclusion was that the woman's horoscope had 'maha dosh' written all over it. The police officer is confident that he will find Narula anytime after April 20 when the stars bear good tidings. The family is flabbergasted at the way things have been handled. Anubhav was even told to visit a Chattarpur temple, where Goddess Baglamukhi rests, to perform an 'upaya' (a way out). "Sulakshna's family members consulted their astrologer and believed that she would be found in Haridwar, Mathura or Vrindavan. The investigating officer of the case, Vijay Samaria, visited these places more than twice, without any result," said ACP Jasbir Singh. Family members say despite an FIR being registered three days after 58-year-old Narula went missing, nothing has happened. In October, the case was handed over to the Crime Branch. "We believe in scientific investigation, but if an inspector supports victim's family members with a personal touch, it affects the ongoing probe. I don't know about any horoscope and bad phase theories," said Jasbir Singh. "We have searched all shelter homes in adjoining states and also coordinated with interstate police. We continuous our efforts to find her."
05:01 pm ME NEWS BUREAU: Mantras and slokas will give you the moksha – the ultimate destination that you want to reach. When it comes to reading Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram, you will get 108 slokas. Quite a number to get moksha!! But do you know the slokam numbers in Vishnu Sahasranamam that determine your destiny? If not, Shiju Panicker writes about the list of nakshathras and the sets of slokam numbers for each star in Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram Every person has a Slokam from Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram, based on his or her birth star and paadam. On chanting that Slokam everyday, the person attains spiritual and material benefits. To know what is your slokam you have to follow the method explained here: In Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram, there are 108 slokas. Totally there are 27 stars, list of which is given below. Each star or nakshatram has 4 paadas. Each person is born in one of the paadas. Therefore totally there are 108 paadas, in one-to-one correspondence with the 108 slokas of Vishnu Sahasranaama Stotram. Your slokam is that which corresponds to the serial number of paadam in which you are born. For example, if your star is Rohini, paadam is 3rd, your slokam no. = Ashwini 4 +Bharani 4 + Kruttika 4 + Rohini 3 = 15th slokam of Vishnu Sahasranaama Sthothram, which is "Lokaadhyakshassuraadhyaksho..." This is the list of nakshathras and the sets of slokam numbers for each star: 1) Ashwini - 1-4 2) Bharani - 5-8 3) Kruttika - 9-12 4) Rohini - 13-16 5) Mrugasira - 17-20 6) Ardra - 21-24 7) Punarvasu - 25-28 8) Pushyami - 29-32 9) Aaslesha - 33-36 10) Magha - 37-40 11) Purva Phalguni - 41-44 12) Uttara Phalguni - 45-48 13) Hasta - 49-52 14) Chitra - 53-56 15) Swati - 57-60 16) Vishakha - 61-64 17) Anuradha - 65-68 18) Jyeshttha - 69-72 19) Moola -73-76 20) Purva Ashaadha - 77-80 21) Uttara Ashaadha - 81-84 22) Sravanam 85-88 23) Dhanishttha - 89-92 24) Shathabhisham - 93-96 25) Purva Bhaadrapada - 97-100 26) Uttara Bhaadrapada - 101-104 27) Revati - 105-108 Vishnu Sahasranaama Sthothram has the power to activate Sahasraara Chakra, results in Atmajnaana and Brahmajnaana. To attain Moksha, one's Sahasraara Chakra must be fully opened. Daily concentrated reading of VSS will activate the Kundalini and other Chakras too. VSS contains the 1008 names of the Bhagawan. It was compiled by Sage Veda Vyaasa, and is a part of Mahaabhaaratam. In Mahaabhaaratam, Bheeshma on his 'ampasayya', told to Yudhishtthira (Dharma Raaja), who wanted to know what is the way to attain Moksha, asks "ko dharmassarvadharmaanaam bhavatah pramo mataha, kim japan muchyate jantur janmasamsaarabandhanaat ," meaning, which is the greatest dharma and by chanting what do we attain Moksha. Bheeshma chants the VSS to Pandavaas who were present before him at that time.