“If you need dramatic results in your material wealth you will have to go to Vishnu and Vishnupati is a day that he gives boons to people who come to him, because he is the God of wealth and material prosperity.”
Every Vishnupati is unique and has a special energy which repeats only after 60 years in the Vedic time cycle. Dr. Pillai says that missing Vishnupati is like missing a divine opportunity in both material and spiritual worlds. It is the time when the celestial placement of planets help Vishnu to grant you boons to improve your material life.
On this day, the Moon will be in the star Mrigasira, ruled by Mars. The Moon placed in the sign Taurus will receive the aspect of both Saturn and Jupiter. The Sun in the Leo and will be closely associated with the snake planet Rahu. This planetary combinations along with the star energy which is ‘Prinana Shakti’, the energy to fulfill desire and joy, makes it an optimal day to invoke Lord Vishnu’s blessings in the form of Lord Ranganathar, who listens to the prayers of the devotees. Moreover, the star of the day Mrigasira translates as the seeking star, making it the right day to seek blessings for wealth, proficiency, clarity of mind and ability to earn money at ease.
The astrological event Vishnupati is unique as it happens only 4 times a year when the Sun enters a fixed zodiac signs: Aquarius, Leo, Scorpio, or Taurus. The first opportunity for this unique time window of prosperity boons for this Vedic New Year happen when the Sun enters Leo.
The blessing of Vishnu, the archetype who sustains the universe, becomes readily available during Vishnupati. This divine time window is a key time to pray to Vishnu for dramatic results in improving your finances. The star of the day Mrigasira, makes the day strong for wealth and prosperity.
According to mythology, Vishnupati is the time period when Lord Vishnu performs miraculous deeds for the benefit of all. It is believed that Vishnupati is when:
Participate in the Vishnupati ceremonies which include a group homa (Fire Lab) and an Archana (Light and Sound Ceremony) to Lord Vishnu at his energy vortex on the day when the Sun moves into Leo. The powerful Vedic mantras chanted during the ceremonies fill you with the blessings which are considered indispensable for fulfilling your objectives and desires.
What Will I Receive?
You will receive the sacred grey ash powder from the homa and kum-kum (Red Vermillion Powder), which will be blessed in the rituals. Keep this on your meditation altar and wear it on your forehead during meditation or at other times to expand the Divine blessings into your life.
Dr. Pillai explains this:
The ritual is the carbonization of thoughts. Carbon is our information bearing atoms. The carbon residue (ash) given out as Prasad is to be placed on the third eye area of the participants and carries the blessings of the archetypes invoked.