Monday, February 26, 2018

Ekadashi fasting dates in 2018

Ekadashi fasting is observed on every 11th Tithi in Hindu calendar. There are two Ekadashi fasting in a month, one during Shukla Paksha and another during Krishna Paksha. Devotees of Lord Vishnu observe Ekadashi fasting to seek His blessings.

List of Ekadashi Vrat Dates 2018

12 January (Friday) Shattila Ekadashi(K)
28 January (Sunday) Pausha Putrada Ekadashi(S)
11 February (Sunday) Vijaya Ekadashi(K)
26 February (Monday) Jaya Ekadashi(S)
13 March (Tuesday) Papmochani Ekadashi(K)
27 March (Tuesday) Amalaki Ekadashi(S)
12 April (Thursday) Varuthini Ekadashi(K)
26 April (Thursday) Kamada Ekadashi(S)
11 May (Friday) Apara Ekadashi(K)
25 May (Friday) Mohini Ekadashi(S)
10 June (Sunday) Apara Ekadashi(K)
23 June (Saturday) Nirjala Ekadashi(S)
09 July (Monday) Yogini Ekadashi(K)
23 July (Monday) Nirjala Ekadashi(S)
07 August (Tuesday) Vaishnava Kamika Ekadashi(K)
21 August (Tuesday) Devshayani Ekadashi(S)
22 August (Wednesday) Devshayani Ekadashi(S)
06 September (Thursday) Aja Ekadashi(K)
20 September (Thursday) Shravana Putrada Ekadashi(S)
05 October (Friday) Indira Ekadashi(K)
20 October (Saturday) Parsva Ekadashi(S)
03 November (Saturday) Rama Ekadashi(K)
19 November (Monday) Papankusha Ekadashi(S)
03 December (Monday) Utpanna Ekadashi(K)
19 December (Wednesday) Devutthana Ekadashi(S)

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Dates of Masik Shivaratri in 2018

Shivaratri means the day of worshipping Lord Shiva.
Maha Shivaratri which falls in the month of Magha has a great importance. On the 14th day of fortnight of the waning moon, Shivaratri is celebrated which is also known as Masik Shivaratri. On this day, the convergence of powers of Lord Shiva is being celebrated. According to the mythological facts, it is believed that Lord Shiva was emerged as a Shiva Linga in midnight.
At this time only, Shiva Linga was worshipped by Lord Brahma and Vishnu for the first time. Doing fast on this day is prevailing in our society from ancient period. It is believed that people who vows on Masik Shivaratri are blessed by Lord Shiva and anticipated results are received.

Monday, 15 January
Tuesday, 13 February
Thursday, 15 March
Saturday, 14 April
Sunday, 13 May
Tuesday, 12 June
Wednesday, 11 July
Thursday, 09 August
Saturday, 08 September
Sunday, 07 October
Monday, 05 November
Wednesday, 05 December

Monday, November 6, 2017

Saturn Transit - 3 years

Saturn moved its house once again on 26th October 2017. This is the last but the most important change of 2017, as Saturn moves from Scorpio to Sagittarius, where it will be transiting for about 2 years & 3 months (till 24th January 2020) bringing major changes in our lives that are currently not imagined or planned. Sagittarius is a strange sign for Saturn as it is an aggressive sign full of fire, openness & impatience. All these traits are just the opposite of the true nature of Saturn, which would ensure that changes in life would come in due to changed circumstances and mostly out of reactions rather than planned or pleasant coincidences of life!
Saturn behaves like a teacher who is strict in maintaining discipline – who punishes as well as rewards the students as per their performances, deeds and behavior. Like a judge he is also known to give justice according to deeds of the persons. Saturn has an eye on the deeds and conduct of every person and he waits for a particular period to give the results of the same. These periods are popularly known as the period of Saturn like Major period of Saturn (Shani Mahadasha), Minor period of Saturn (Shani Antardasha), Seven and a half year period of Saturn (Sadhe Sati) and Two and a half period of Saturn (Kantak Shani). No one can escape, how great he may be, during these periods if he had performed bad karmas in life. These periods offer an opportunity to the native to balance his sins to make him more pure and pious.

Scorpio, Sagittarius and Capricorn would experience tough time as these natives are undergoing one of the phases of Saturn Sadhe Sati.

Those who are born with Sagittarius as their Moon Sign will get the worst results as they will be facing second phase of Sadhe sati.

Moon sign born Taurus, Gemini, Virgo and Pisces will feel bad effect of this Saturn transit.

Moon Sign born Cancer, Libra and Aquarius will have good results of this transit.

Moon sign born Leo and Aries will have neutral effect of transit.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Adhi Yoga - September 2017 to January 2018

Adhi Yoga will be caused by combination of the three beautiful planets Jupiter, Venus & Mercury. They can be either in combination or individually or in a chain. It started building up from 15th September and would operate till 13th January 2018. 'Adhi' in Vedic terminology means beginning.

This beautiful combination with Venus, Mercury & Jupiter marks a phase of luck & happiness for you in the year 2017 running into early 2018. Adhi Yoga gives a rare ability of inspiring respect & admiration from others and a rise in benign & humanitarian nature due to the involvement of Jupiter. The coming 4 to 5 months will see much rise in activity level at work, position & gains, as Adhi Yoga kicks in. This planetary combination is known to bring untold riches, rise in power & status and one does well in his profession, embarking higher roles & responsibilities during Adhi Yoga lucky period.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Pitru Paksha Shradh Dates in 2017

Shradh 2017 - 6th to 20th September 2017

Shradh is important for the peace of our ancestors. Shradh marks an important time for performing the ritual of Tarpan. Performing Tarpan in Shradh is a way of remembering, thanksgiving and honoring the ancestors for whatever they have given to the present generations. It is a way of telling them that they are still an important part of the family and they still reside in our memories. Period of Shradh is also known as Pitru Paksha. Pitru Dosha arises if one does not perform the rituals of Tarpan in Shraddh.

Every year, an important period of 16 days (Pitru Paksha or Shraadh) is dedicated to the ancestors or forefathers. Pitru Paksha is considered perfect for performing Tarpan rituals. It is believed that the rituals performed during Shradh produces best results for pleasing the ancestors.

Pitru Paksha or Shraadh is considered as an inauspicious period for starting of any new venture and shopping of new clothes or any household item.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Ganesh Chaturthi - 25 August 2017

Lord Ganesh or Ganesha is an important deity in Hindu mythology. Lord Ganesh is in a human form but with the head of an elephant and he is worshipped before important auspicious events in every Hindu home.
Legend has it that Goddess Parvathi moulded Ganesh from the Sandal paste she had for taking bath.
Then she left him in the doorstep to guard her when she is taking bath. Lord Shiva who did not know of this episode cut off the head of Ganesh on seeing him in the doorstep. When he came to know about the truth, he cut the elephant's head and gave his son.

Ganesh Chaturthi is the celebration of the birth of Lord Vinayaka or Ganesh who is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi.
On the day of the Ganesh festival sweets like laddoos and modaks are offered to the Lord as these are his favorite food and then distributed to the people. After a final offering of coconuts, flowers and camphor, the Ganesh idols are worshipped and taken through the streets in a procession and immersed in nearby lakes or rivers or sea or water-bodies.
According to the popular belief, Lord Ganesh descends on the earth on Ganesh Chaturthi to stay with his devotees for the course of ten days and clear all their obstacles in life .
Worship of Lord Ganesha has attained lot of significance as a remedy for various astrological problems. Lord Ganesha becomes an effective remedy related to Moon, Mercury, Mars and Ketu. Tuesday and Wednesday are said to be very favorable days for worshipping Lord Ganesha and for performing related remedies.
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated for 10 days in which life-like model of lord Ganesha is made and placed at home or in outdoor tents, i.e. Sarvajanik mandals where people pay their homage to the Lord. Vedic hymns and Ganapati atharva shirsha Upanishad and Ganesha stotra from Narada Purana are chanted. On the last day, the image is taken through the street to a river or a water body that symbolizes misfortunes of all man.

Chant this mantra to Lord Ganesha to seek His divine blessings -
वक्रतुंड महाकाय सूर्यकोटी समप्रभ ।
निर्विध्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा ।।

vakratunda mahakaya surya koti samaprabha |
nirvighnam kurume deva sarva karyeshu sarvada ||

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Rahu - Ketu Movement 2017 ...........

Rahu (the dragon's head) & Ketu (the dragon's tail) would bring in some changes in our lives now. Rahu & Ketu remain 180° apart. Their movement on August 21 from Leo & Aquarius to Cancer & Capricorn respectively, would bring in unexpected & dramatic changes in our personal life as well as world events. This change comes in every 18 years and we would be revisiting the part of life as it was during 1999 & 2000. This was the time when Rahu & Ketu had last transited the sign of Cancer & Capricorn. During this period, the world experienced the great Dotcom Bust as the technology & financial markets had crashed. India saw a proxy war as Kargil was attacked by terrorists / mercenaries that were allegedly from Pakistan. The country also witnessed the high drama of Indian hostages at Kandahar, Afghanistan.
All these events had one thing in common. It's the very nature of Rahu & Ketu in Cancer / Capricorn axis that brings nearly 180° change. The very circumstances around us become different without any change in our own work, nature & abilities. This usually creates opportunities & changes we are not ready for & couldn't have planned for or insured in the normal circumstances.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Hindu Festivals/ Rituals in August 2017

August 3 – Ekadasi Fasting – Putrada Ekadashi
August 4 – Varalakshmi Vritham
August 5 – Pradosh Fasting – Shani Pradosh as it is Saturday
August 7 – Shravan Purnima – Full moon day
August 7 – Raksha Bandhan
August 7 – Nariyali Purnima
August 7 – Rig Upakarma
August 7 – Avani Avittam
August 7 – Hayagriva Jayanti
August 8 – Yajur Upakarma
August 8 – Gayatri Japam
August 8 – Bhadrapad Month begins in North India
August 9 – Ashunya Shayan Vrat
August 10 – Kajari Teej
August 11 – Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat
August 13 – Hal Sashti
August 14 – Sri Krishna Jayanti in South and Western parts of India
August 15 – Sri Krishna Janmashtami in North India
August 15 – Dahi Handi and Gopala Kala
August 16 – Goga Navami
August 17 – Chinga Masam begins in Kerala Malayalam Calendar
August 17 – Aavani Month begins in Tamil Calendar
August 18 – Bhadra Month begins in Bengali Calendar
August 18 – Ekadasi Fasting
August 19 – Pradosh Fasting
August 21 - Pithori Amavas
August 21 – Amavasya - No moon day
August 21 – Pola in Maharashtra
August 22 – Bhadrapad month begins in Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat
August 23 - Sam Shravani
August 24 – Haritalika Teej – Swarna Gouri Vrat
August 25 – Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat
August 26 – Rishi Panchami
August 26 – Sam Panchami
August 27 – Muruga Sashti Fasting
August 28 – Mukabharan Saptami
August 29 – 16-day Mahalakshmi Vrat begins in North India
August 29 – Radha Ashtami - Mahananda Navami
August 30 – Gauri Puja in Maharashtra

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Purnima dates and time in 2017

Based on Hindu calendar and Indian Standard Time.
Purnima, or Poornima, is the full moon day in traditional Hindu calendar.
The day is considered highly auspicious by Hindus and some communities fast or keep Vrat (Purnima fasting) from sunrise to sunset on the day.

July 9, 2017, Sunday

August 7, 2017, Monday.

September 6, 2017, Wednesday

October 5, 2017, Thursday

November 4, 2017, Saturday

December 3, 2017, Sunday

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Planetary Movements - 2017

Saturn Transit:  Saturn is a slow-moving but powerful planet. Its change of sign shakes things up in life! Saturn changes sign after every 2.5 years and takes around 30 years to travel through the zodiac. This year, Saturn would move to Sagittarius on 26th January 2017 from when it begins its 2.5 years journey in the sign. Saturn is moving into the sign of Jupiter.
Saturn transit in 2017 would incline people towards spirituality and religion. A lot depends on how it is placed in your horoscope. Its malefic presence could cause turbulence in life while if positively placed, it might bring your life back on track like a guiding spirit.

Jupiter Transit: Jupiter is in Virgo and would move to Libra, the sign of balance on 12th September 2017. Jupiter would also be retrograde from 6th February 2017 to 9th June 2017. While Jupiter is a benefic planet, the results of its transit may differ from person to person depending upon its placement in your birth chart. Jupiter transit in 2017Pla is favorable for progress in career. It would also boost performance & growth in studies and business.  Jupiter is likely to bless people with more wisdom and judgment to strike a balance in life and take projects from the ground up. Jupiter in Libra can show you the right path but what that path is depends upon the placement of planets in your horoscope.

Rahu Transit: Rahu would transit into Cancer on 21st August 2017. Since it is transiting in retrograde motion, it would move back from Leo to Cancer.  Rahu transit in 2017 is likely to play with your emotional stability. Too much thinking, irresolution, indecisiveness and negativity might persist this year after transit. Rahu transit in 2017 is favorable for those planning to go abroad. The period after transit is also good to indulge in your hobbies.

Ketu Transit: Rahu and Ketu move together, always across from each other. At the same time, as Rahu, Ketu would also move from Aquarius to Capricorn, which is ruled by Saturn. Ketu transit in 2017 is likely to trigger a lot of changes in your life. You might feel like bringing change to your workplace or the way you work. Ketu transit in 2017 would also promote movement and wandering.

Mars Transit: From 31st May to 17th September. This period would be marked by loss of energy, courage, and risk-taking attitude. You might feel lethargic and overly cautious.

Mercury Transit: Would retrograde quite a few times, during which you might feel a sense of double-mindedness in everything. Your decision-making ability could suffer. You may change courses or get distracted in studies too.

Venus Transit: would turn retrograde from 4th March to 15th April. This retrograde motion could cause problems in married life, extra marital affairs, and roadblocks in getting married for singles. Venus in fact would also be combust this year, from 29th November into the next year. This could affect your ability to make an impression on others. Loss of confidence & attraction is possible. This is not a good period for married couples either.

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