1000 names of - Sahasranama
Hi Ernst and All,
in Jaimini 1.2.82, the planet 6th from atmakaraka in varga 30th, removes the obstacles by chanting the 1000 names of a planet deity. Is it the same to chant the 1000 names or 108?
You just have to worship the deity in some fashion, yes, for some deities there is a sahasranama, a 1000 names, others have different mantras, stotras, etc. so just follow the directions on whichever one you choose.
YEs, you could simply propitiate the planet.
Are there texts that explain the various names? Or does one need to sit with a dictionary? Are there any recommendations for understanding what the various names of Shiva and Shakti stand for.