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Myths, Religious Importance of Rai, Sarson, Mustard in Uttarakhand

Myths, Religious Importance of Rai, Sarson, Mustard in Uttarakhand
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Plant Myths, Religious Importance, and Traditions in Uttarakhand (Himalaya) – 16
By: Bhishma Kukreti, M.Sc. (Botany) (Mythology Research Scholar)
Botanical name –Brassica alba, Brassica hirta
Local name – Rai,
Hindi Name –Rai, Sarson
Sanskrit Name –Sarshap
Economic benefits – Oil, used in pickling, used with fodder for cattle.
Myths, Religious Importance and Traditions

Importance of Rai, Mustard in Hindu Astrology
Grah Guru is the master of Mustard or Rai.
Tula Rashi is also master or swami of rai or Mustard.
Mustard moil is supposed to be sacred oil in various rituals.
People donate mustard oil for satisfying Shani (Saturn) grah and Rahu grah
Importance of Mustard or Rai in Tantric and Mantra Rituals
The following rai mantra is used for purifying Rai and Rai is put under pillow of affected person or child whom there is possibility of evil soul attack
कुमाऊं व गढ़वाल में प्रचलित राई अभिमंत्रित करने का मन्त्र -२
राई मंत्रणो मंत्र –
ओउम नमो आदेश.
गुरु को जुहार
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माता पारबती ने बोई बोई तो हरिया भई
मानता रातु भई
जंहा पठाई . तहां जाई
राई सत सौं मेरा पीठ का भाई
अमुक पिंड को हाक मारूं
कल नारी कल ज्व्या कि हांक मारूं
टांक कि घोपी, मंगरी की हांक मारूं
दंत्दारी भौं संहारी की हांक मारूं
रांड ढाञट की हांक मारूं
लौड खसिया की हांक मारूं
कैला बामण की हाक मारूं
जोगी को फटकार मारूं
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पाताळ की नागनी की हांक मारूं , चंचली बयाल मारूं
रिंगनी बयाल मारूं, डांकणी साकणी की हाक मारूं
फूल मन्त्रो वाच:
In many cases, the water is put in a pitcher with Mustard leaves and is purified by Mantra by Mantrik. Then the person who desires to let bad luck away from him or her take bath by that purified water.
Ritual performer (mantrik) also use rai or mustard seed for ‘najar utarna’ (bad eyes from evil of enemy) .
People also burn mustard seeds with red chilies for various Mantric Rituals
Many tantric suggest that persons should donate rai or mustard seeds on Thursday for good luck.
Matric Performer throws yellow Mustard seeds on evil soul (bhut)effected person too for getting rid of evil soul.
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Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti, Mumbai 2017
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