Auspicious and Inauspicious Yoga or Dosha Period

Muhurat is an auspicious moment, elected to perform an important event or ceremony without any obstruction. Muhurat helps natives to know the best time to do something important and pick up the perfect constellation, date and time (Nakshatra, Tithi and Var) for a particular event for better results. Akshaya Tritiya Tithi falling on a Rohini star day is considered most auspicious moment, comes only once in a year, is falling on 28th April, 2017 next year.

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Find some of the auspicious or inauspicious periods (Muhurat)and Vrat, you would like to know to start something or avoid to perform an important event. These are as follows:

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Pushkar Yoga or Dosha

There are two kinds of Pushkar Yoga, Dwipushkar yoga and Tripushkar Yoga

All inauspicious events or important work should be avoided during Dwipushkar or Tripushkar Yoga, formed due to combination of a certain day, date and constellationconstellationDefinition: A group of visible stars making a figure and visible at the night sky. Constellations(Nakshatras) are 27 divisions of zodiac, each measuring 13.20'. They are also termed as Lunar mansions (Nakshatra in Indian Vedic astrology). ...
to prevent from repeating twice or thrice. One will be lucky if he or she starts an auspicious work in Dwipushkar yoga or Tripushkar yoga, as a task started during this period or an auspicious work done during Dwipushkar or Tripushkar yoga repeats twice or thrice respectively.This Yoga can be either auspicious or inauspicious as a work done during this Yoga repeats.

Dwipushkar Yoga 

Dwipushkar yoga means to add elements with a Dwipad Nakshatra, which means having its two Pada(quarters or Charana) in a sign (rest two Pada in another sign) Dwipushkar Yoga is created.

In Vedic astrology, it is believed that any event or work done during this period auspicious or inauspicious repeats twice. All inauspicious events should be avoided during Dwipushkar Yoga (dosha).Shanti Puja or donation should be done, if some family member dies during this yoga. The dates of Dwipushkar Yoga could be obtained from Panchanga.

Dwipushkar yoga or dosha is believed to be created due to a certain combination of elements, i.e. specific weekday, date and constellation (Nakshatra). 

If a work is done or an event takes place on a weekday (Var) i.e., Sunday, Tuesday or Saturday  coincides with any of a date( Bhadra Tithi) i.e. Dwitiya (2nd), Saptami (7th) or Dwadashi (12th) and any of Dwipad Nakshatra, i.e. Mrigashira, Chitra or Dhanishta, (their rest two Pad are in another sign), Dwipushkar Yoga is created.

Tripushkar Yoga

Tripushkar Yoga means to add elements with a Tripad Nakshatra, which means having its three Pada (Charan or quarter), in a sign (rest one Pada in another sign). It is believed that any event or work done auspicious or inauspicious, during this Yoga repeats thrice, giving triple profit or loss. All inauspicious events should be avoided during Tripushkar Yoga.

Some kind of Shanti Puja or donation has to be done after consulting a learned astrologer, if someone in the family dies during such Yoga (dosha). Auspicious work should be done during this period to achieve best results.

Tripushkar Yoga is created due to a certain combination of a Tripad Nakshatra with these following three elements:

  1. Specific day (Var)
  2. Specific date(Tithi)
  3. Specific constellation (Nakshatra).

If a work is done or an event takes place on a weekday (Var), i.e. Sunday, Tuesday or Saturday  coincides with any of a day( Bhadra Tithi), i.e. Dwitiya (2nd), Saptami (7th) or Dwadashi (12th) and in presence of any of these Tripada Nakshatra, having three Pada in a sign, i.e. Krittika (3rd)  Punarvasu(7th) Uttara Phalguni (12th) Vishakha(16th) Uttara shada (21th) Purva bhadrapada (25th) Tripushkar Yoga is formed.

Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga (auspicious yoga period)

Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga, one of the most important yogas, is an auspicious Yoga or Muhurat. This yoga is created due to combination of a specific Nakshatra (constellations) and a particular Var (weekdays).This Yoga also nullifies the adverse effects of inauspicious Mrityu Yoga. It blesses an individual with wonderful results to fulfil long awaited wishes, if used in the right manner. The auspiciousness of Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga has been mentioned in Indian Vedic AstrologyAstrologyDefinition: The study of the influence of celestial bodies on earth....
text. This yoga is believed to be very auspicious for important events and tasks. The presence of a specific Nakshatra on a specific Var, results in Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga.

 If Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga occurs on a day happens to be a Friday, falls in bright fortnight (Shukla Paksha) in an auspicious month ( Pitra Paksha, Adhimaas or Malmaas should be excluded) it is considered  very auspicious. On Sunday, presence of any one of the seven Nakshatra may create Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga.

This yoga is created due to the  combination of any of the following specific Nakshatra (constellations)present on the following six Var or Diwas (weekdays)

1)Sunday- Hasta, Pushya, Moola, Ashwini, Uttara Phalguni, Uttara Shada and Uttara Bhadrapada.

2)Monday- Shravan,Anuradha, Rohini, Mrigashira and Pushya.

3)Tuesday-Ashwini, Krittika, Aslesha and Uttara Bhadrapada.

4)Wednesday-Hasta, Krittika, Rohini, Mrigashira and Anuradha.

5)Friday-Aswini, Punarvasu, Anuradha, Shravan and Revati.

6)Saturday-Rohini, Swati and Shravan.

Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga enables us to achieve success, if accomplished during this Muhurat, particularly in the following activities: 

1. Starting a new business.

2. Purchasing of jewelry, clothes, new house or new vehicle.

3. Joining of a new job.

4. Starting a journey for an important work.

 

Amrit Siddhi Yoga (auspicious Yoga period)

Some of the Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga (combinations) are more important and very powerful, have been given name as Amrit Siddhi Yoga are capable to give auspicious results, if an event takes place on that significant yoga day. Amrit Siddhi Yoga is created on different specific days of week with the combination of the transittransitDefinition: Movement of planets in the sky in real time....
of Moon in the following seven specific constellations(Nakshatra):

Sunday – Hast (Hast Aditya Yoga)

Monday - Mrigashira

Tuesday - Ashwini (Bhauma ashwini Yoga), Griha Pravesh (house warming ceremony) is avoided.

Wednesday -  Anuradha

Thursday – Pushya (Gurupushyamrut Yoga), marriage ceremony is avoided.

Friday - Revati

Saturday - Rohini, traveling is avoided.

 

Gurupushyamrut Yoga (auspicious yoga):

Gurupushyamrut Yoga or Guru Pushya Amrit Yoga, a kind of Amrit Siddhi Yoga, is an auspicious yoga period. It is believed to be the birth Nakshatra of Goddess Sri  Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth and it is considered to be formed if Pushya Nakshatra comes on a Thursday(Guruvar) which is owned by Lord Jupiter(Guru). Due to the combination of Pushya Nakshatra and Guruwar (Thursday) this yoga is considered an auspicious time period (Shubh Muhurat) to do any auspicious work or perform an auspicious event. This yoga is considered auspicious for laying foundation of a building, opening a new shop or office, purchasing gold, a new vehicle, a new house or shifting to a new house. A large number of people buy gold ornaments and gold coins during this Muhurat. Marriage is avoided on Gurupushyamrut Yoga.

 

Navratri Pujan,Gudi Padwa, Ugadi and Vrat (auspicious Puja and Vrat):

Navaratri Puja, an auspicious Yoga period comes twice in a year.

1) Chaitra Navratri or Basant Navratri, Gudi Padwa or Ugadi (Yugadi) also known as Samvatsar Padvo,Cheti Chand or Navreh, is believed to be one of the three and a half significant periods to start an event or a new venture.

This auspicious period begins on April 8, 2016 on the first day of waxing moon or Shukla Paksha Pratipada in the lunar month of Chaitra and ends on April 16, 2016 with Navratri Paran after nine day's fast. The pleasant season due to Sun's influence on earth with the beginning of Spring and the beginning of autumn is considered significant and auspicious for devotion of Lord Rama or Mother Durga (Goddess of Shakti). 

People observe fast, worship, do prescribed rituals for eight or nine days after performing Ghatasthapana. During auspicious occasion of Chaitra and Sharad Navratri, nine forms of Goddess Maa Durga are worshipped and the method of Ghatasthapana and Puja of Goddess Durga is the same.

The dates for worship of nine forms of Maa Durga Chaitra Navratri April 2016 can be obtained from Monthly Panchang on this website. On Chaitra Navami, the last day of Navratri, Maa Siddhidatri (all the nine forms of Maa Durga) is worshipped by chanting Mantra  ''Om Siddhidatri Durgayai Namah!!'', Havan is performed with barley and black sesame seeds (Jau and Til), nine or eleven children  (seven or nine girls and at least two boys) are invited for feast or Kanya Bhoj at devotee's house and they are given money and clothes as donation. Kalash and Nariyal are removed from the place of Kalasha sthapana, the holy water of Kalash is sprinkled in all the parts of house for Maa Durga's blessings.

This Chaitra Shukla Paksha Navami is also celebrated by Hindus as the birthday of Lord Rama, known as Ram Navami festival, Puja and Havan is performed after 12:00 PM till 1:00PM, by reciting Bal kanda from Ramayana in most of the cities of North-India and different parts of world. People celebrate Chaitra Shukla Paksha Padwa as Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra, as Ugadi in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and other parts of South India, as Sajibu Nongma Panba, Cheiraoba, Rongali Bihu in North-East India.

Vikram Samvat 2073( Lunar Hindu New year) also begins on Chaitra Padwa on April 8, 2016.
 The 9th and last day of Navratri is Ram Navami 2016, falls on 15th April this year.

2) Ashwin Sharadiya Navratri or Maha Navratri,also known as Sharad Navratri is one of the most devotional and auspicious period of Hindus, begins  on October 1, 2016.This festival is celebrated for nine nights and ten days after the last Shraddha of Pitru Paksha, i.e. Matamah Shraddha, Amavasya which ends on 30 September, this year. 

Navadurga or Navratri first day Puja begins on Ashwin Shukla Pratipada, at 5:26 AM with Ghatasthapana(Kalash Sthapana) idol Sthapana of Devi Durga, Pujan, Havana and Vrat for nine days.

People perform Garba and Dandiya dance as Navratri celebrations, at night. Devotees recite Durga Saptashati Mantras and perform Puja, Havana and Vrat according to the prescribed rituals to please nine forms of Goddess Durga or Shakti during the auspicious Navratri period. This is an auspicious period for starting an important event or a new business.

The dates or Tithi for Sharad Maha Navratri and Dussehra 2016 are as follows:

1 Oct. Saturday Navaratri, 1st day, Pratipada: Navratri Ghatasthapana from 5:26 AM, Shailputri Puja.

2 Oct. Sunday, Navaratri, 2nd day, Dwitiya: Chandra Darshan, Brahmacharini Puja.

3 Oct. Monday, Navaratri, 3rd day, Dwitiya: Chandraghanta Puja.

4 Oct. Tuesday, Navratri, 4th day, Tritiya/Chaturthi:  Vinayaka Chaturthi, Kushmanda Puja.

5 Oct. Wednesday, Navratri, 5th day, Panchami: Lalita Panchami, Skandamata Puja.

 6 Oct. Thursday, Navratri 6th day, Shashthi: Upang Lalita Vrat, Katyayani Puja.

7 Oct. Friday, Navratri, 7th day, Saptami: Saraswati Puja, Kalaratri Puja, Durga Puja(Bengal)

8 Oct. Saturday, Navratri, 8th day, Ashtami: Durga Ashtami, Mahagauri Puja. 

9 Oct. Sunday, Navratri, 9th day, Maa Siddhidatri Puja, Ashtami and Navami: Durga Ashtami Havan & Vrat (Kanya Bhoj for Ashtami)

10 Oct. Monday, 10th day, Maha Navami: Havana(Kanya Bhoj for Navami) Maha Navami (Bengal), Durga Balidan,Navratri ends with the Kanya Bhoj, Dussehra begins, Vijaya Dashami. 

11 Oct. Dashami, end of Dussehra, Durga Visarjan.

Those who cannot observe fast for consecutive nine days, may keep fast for only two days, the first day, i.e. Pratipada and the last day, i.e. Mahashtami. Navaratri ends on Ashwin Shukla Paksha Navami with Kanya Bhoj and Navami Havana.

Dussehra or Vijaya Dashami is celebrated as a significant victory of good over evil, it starts just after the Tithi Maha Navami ends. Vijaya Dashami is considered an important auspicious yoga period of the three Sade Teen Muhurat, for starting a new event, falls on October 11, this year. 

Kalash or Ghatasthapana

The first ritual that is Sthapana or placing of the Kalash or Ghata(filled with holy water) at a fixed place for Puja on the first Tithi or the day of Navratri is called Kalash Sthapana or Ghata sthapana.This ritual is performed at a certain auspicious Muhurta. Pundits or priests tell about the auspicious Muhurtha of Kalash Sthapana. The information of the auspicious moment is also available in different Panchangas  of that year.

Method of Kalash Sthapana:

1) Take a small clay pot with wide mouth and fill it with soil or mud. Sow the barley or grain seeds. Add some more soil and moist it with little water. On the ninth day with the end of the Navratri, shoots grow up to a certain length. Take these shoots from the pot and give to the devotees  as Prasad of Maa Durga.

2) Take a Kalash(preferably of brass). Fill it with holy water(full).Cover with a lid fill it with Akshata (Unbroken rice)

3) Take a silver coin having picture of Maa Durga and immerse it into the Kalash.Tie the sacred thread(Moli)on the neck of the Kalash.

4)Take an unpeeled coconut,wrap with a red colored cloth and the tie sacred thread(Moli), place it on top of the Kalash.

5) Place five leaves of washed Ashoka or Mango on the neck of Kalash around the coconut.

6) Put this Kalash on the clay or mud pot in the center. 

7) Invoke Maa Durga and pray to come into the house and reside in the Kalash during the Navaratri days. First  light Akhand Jyoti, perform  Aarti with Deepak by showing lamp (filled with ghee) Dhup and Agarbatti(incense sticks)to the kalash and nine forms Maa Durga, offer roli, scent, flowers, garland of flowers. offer betel  leaves, cardamom, cloves, betel nuts(Supari) fruits and sweets(Bhog) and holy water to the Kalash, Maa Durga and Durva grass to the coconut. Distribute prasad to all the people who are present there. 

8) On the ninth day with the end of Navratri, shoots grow up to a certain length. Take the shoots from the soil pot and give to the persons as prasad of  Maa Durga, present there after the nine days of Navratri. Sprinkle the holy water of the Kalash in the whole house and on the members of the house for  the blessings of Maa Durga And Lord Ganesha(coconut)

Items to be arranged for the Ghata Sthapana and Puja are as follows:

 1)Brass pot or pitcher(Kalash)

2)Holy (pure) water or Ganga jala for filling into the Kalash and for offering Jal in a different pot to the  Kalash, coconut and Maa Durga.

3) A Silver coin with the picture of Maa Durga.

4)Roli.

5)Moli(red colored holy thread)

6) Small clay pot with wide mouth.

7) Mud or soil.

8) Akshata (unbroken rice)

9) Unpeeled coconut.

10) A piece of red cloth.

11) Scent(Itra)

12) Seeds of Barley or seven different grains 

13)11 Betel nuts(whole Supari)

14) Fresh Durva grass

15) Fresh Marigold flowers and garland

16) A Wooden Chauki covered with red cloth.

17) Idol(Murti) or Photo of Maa durga.

18) Dhup, Agarbatti(incense sticks),Deepak(filled with ghee)and a matchbox.

19) Cloves,Cardamom and betel leaves(Pan) and Puja Thal (plate).

20) Chunari or small sari, bangles and material for make up

21)Five leaves of Ashoka or Mango(fresh and washed with clean water)

22)Sandalwood stick or powder for putting on coconut.

23)Bell and Shankha.

24) Fresh Fruits and sweets for Prasad.

25) Durga Saptashati (book)

 One may recite Kshama Yachana, Argala Strotam and the following Beej Mantra from Durga Saptashati to please Goddess Durga for 108 times:

1) “Om Aim Hreem Kleem Chamundaye Vichche”

  ॐ ऐं ह्रीं क्लीं चामुण्डायै विच्चे 

2) If possible recite  following 32 secret Names of Goddess Maa Durga (Dvatrinsh Namavali) daily or during Navratri to become free from fear  and remove most of the obstacles:

1) दुर्गा                     2) दुर्गार्तिशमनी

3) दुर्गापद्विनिवारिणी  4) दुर्गमच्छेदनी

5) दुर्गसाधिनी            6) दुर्गनाशिनी

7) दुर्गतोद्धारिणी          8) दुर्गनिहन्त्री

9) दुर्गमापहा              10) दुर्गमज्ञानदा

11)दुर्गदैत्यलोकदवानला 12) दुर्गमा

13) दुर्गमालोका          14) दुर्गमात्मस्वरुपिणी

15) दुर्गमार्गप्रदा         16) दुर्गमविद्या

17) दुर्गमाश्रिता         18) दुर्गमज्ञानसंस्थाना

19) दुर्गमध्यानभासिनी 20) दुर्गमोहा

21) दुर्गमगा              22) दुर्गमार्थस्वरुपिणी

23) दुर्गमासुरसंहंत्रि      24) दुर्गमायुधधारिणी

25) दुर्गमांगी              26) दुर्गमता

27) दुर्गम्या               28) दुर्गमेश्वरी

29) दुर्गभीमा             30) दुर्गभामा

31) दुर्गभा                32) दुर्गदारिणी

 

Ahoi Ashtami Vrat 2016

Ahoi Ashtami fast or Ahoi Athen is observed by mothers on Kartik Krishna Paksha Ashtami in respect of Hoi Maa for prosperity and well being of their children(for the sons in the past),generally four days after Karwa Chauth and eight days before Diwali.

In some families, making of a garland for each child, using at least four silver beeds or coins annually on Ahoi Ashtami, is a part of an important tradition.It begins from morning with the prayer and Puja rituals dedicated to Hoi Mata and ends after sighting the first star in he evening sky and Hoi Mata's Puja.This fast is quite similar to Karwa Chauth,preferably kept without food and water.

Ahoi Ashtami Puja timing(Muhurat):  06:07 PM (IST) to 07:22 PM (IST), after the sight of the first star on October 22,2016,Saturday.

 

Karwa Chauth Vrat 2016

The date for Karwa Chauth vrat October 19, 2016. Karwa Chauth is a fast which begins in the morning and ends at night after the Moon is visible in the sky. The Moon rises late on Kartik Krishna Paksha Chauth, so it is a very difficult and strict fast.Karwa Chauth fast is observed on Kartik Krishna Paksha Chauth by the wife,who having well dressed up with her fancy jewellry and makeup,performs Puja and prayer for the long life and well being of her husband. Fast is ended after sighting of the Moon of the Chauth in different cities..

 

Diwali and Dhanteras Puja 2016

 Diwali or Deepavali the festival of lights also known as Deepotsav, is a blast of colors and lights, extends for five days period, will be celebrated this year on Sunday, October 30, 2016.

The first day is celebrated as Dhanteras or Lakshmi Kuber Puja for prosperity and wealth which generally comes just two days before Diwali will be celebrated on October 28 2016, Friday. People purchase gold,silver and kitchen items on Dhanteras.This year's Dhanteras is very auspicious and prosperous as it falls on a friday. You should worship idol of Kuber, Kuber Yantra and the place you keep the money with the auspicious sign Swastika made with sindur and Ghee in the north direction,sandal, Akshat,flowers,Dhoop,Deepak with four cotton wicks, filled with mustard oil and a vessel filled with jal(water).

Following Mantra should be chanted for worshipping Kuber and Dhanvantari:

1)Om Shri Kuberaya Namaha ! 

Aem Pujanam Shri Dhana adhyaksha-Shri Kuber Priyatam !

Namo Namah !

2)Om Dhan Dhanvantari Namaha !

The second day is celebrated as Kali Chaudas or Narak Chaturdashi(Roop Chaturdashi) or Chhoti Diwali by taking bath early in the morning before the sunrise.The demon Narakasura was killed by Lord Krishna,Satyabhama and Kali on this day.

The third day is celebrated as Diwali, Goddess Lakshmi and Ganesha are worshipped.

The fourth day which happens on 31st  October 2016 is observed as Govardhan Puja(Annakut) in honor of Lord Krishna,those who have cows and bulls for cultivation perform Puja. It is also celebrated as Gujarati new year and Bali Pratipada, this Padwa is considered a special day for married couple. 

The fifth day known as Bhaiya Dooj or Yam Dwitiya, is the last day of the five-day festival, will be observed on November 1, 2016. On Bhaiya Dooj or Bhau Beej, sisters invite their brothers for feast and perform Puja and special rituals for the long life, safety and well being of their brothers.

For businessmen Diwali is the beginning of a new year (financial) according to Hindu Vikram Samvat calendar in some regions of India.

Shubha Muhurt for Diwali Puja 2016

 Most auspicious time for Ganesha and Lakshmi Puja or Shubha Muhurat for Diwali Pujan will be from 7:00 PM to 8:34 PM (IST), in Sthir Lagna, total duration =1 hour and 34 minutes.

Vrishabha kaal is from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM(Delhi). Amavasya Tithi begins at 8:40 PM (IST) on 29/10/2016 and ends at 11:08 PM(IST) on 30/10/2016.

Timings for Lakshmi Puja in different cities on 30 October, 2016  are as follows:

City      lakshmi Puja Muhurta  Pradodoshkaal   Vrishabha kaal            Simha Lagna Kaal

Mumbai 07:20 to 20:34        06:02 to 07:29  19:00 to 19:51(20:34)  1:02 to 03:19

London    17:10 to 17:35             16:32 to 19:23            17:07 to 18:40     

Sydney    20:40 to 21:22             19:19 to 21:23            20:39 to 22:52  

Toronto   18:54 to 20:40             18:06 to 20:52            18:54 to 20:40               

Durban    18:15 to 19:34             18:14 to 20:22            19:30 to 21:46                            

Dubai     18:35 to 20:08             17:38 to 20:08            18:25 to 20:23

Abu Dhabi 18:40 to 20:10             17:40 to 20:10            18:38 to 20:30

 Significance of Diwali

The festival of lights Diwali or Deepavali creates an atmosphere of joy for the people of all the religions,is celebrated throughout the India and in different parts of the world for different reasons by Hindus,Jain,Sikh and Buddhists every year between the mid- October and the mid- November on Kartik Amavasya to drive away darkness and sorrow and invite the light as a symbol of hopes, happiness and prosperity.Diwali signifies victory of light over darkness.In West Bengal and Odisha,this (Tithi)day is celebrated as kali Puja.

Hindus also celebrate Diwali as victory of good(Rama) over evil (Ravana) It is believed that Rama after killing Ravana on Dussehra returned to the kingdom Ayodhya with his brother Lakshman and wife Sita after fourteen years exile.

The houses, offices and shops are cleaned, renovated and well decorated. HousesHousesDefinition: These are twelve sections of zodiac circle having 360° numbered clockwise Ascendant is known as the first house and the last house is known as the twelfth house Each house represents specific traits used for prediction....
are decorated with Rangoli on the floor near the entrance and the walkways using color powder and lights of different colors at the entry door and also outside the house.

Method and items required for Diwali Puja

Vighnaharta Lord Ganesha who is the remover of all the obstacles, is worshipped first, then both Goddess Lakshmi and Ganesha are worshipped together.

Puja of Goddess Lakshmi and Ganesha (mother and son) is performed in the evening or the night during the immovable or fixed ascendantascendantDefinition: Rising of a zodiac sign on the eastern horizon at the time of birth, placed in horoscope of a native, as 1st house is most important in calculation and prediction. ...
sign(Sthira Lagna) as Goddess Lakshmi is believed to be Goddess of wealth and prosperity visits the houses of the devotees during the dark night of Diwali and blesses them with peace, fertility and all round prosperity. That is why lights and Diyas are kept burning all through the night.

Five or seven lamps (Diya) made with clay are filled with Ghee(butter oil),cotton wicks soaked in it are put in the lamps(Diya) Dhoop and incense sticks are lit in front of Lakshmi and Ganesha’s idols placed on a small wooden table along with the silver coin. Devotees pray her to come and sit in their house.

People worship Lakshmi and Ganesh with lotus and other fresh flowers, an assumed dress(Vastra made from the piece of Moli),Roli, sandalwood powder, turmeric, Akshata (unbroken rice),scent (Itra).

Jal Patra (holy water filled in a vessel), Naivedya or Bhoga are offered in the form of sweets. Fresh fruits, dry fruits,Mishri,Makhana, Batasha,Kheel, Dhan lai(Mudi or Kurmura)made from paddy, eleven betel leaves(paan),betel nuts(Supari) cloves and cardamom are also offered to the deity.

Dakshina is offered  after bathing the deity (idols) first with Panchamrit,then with pure water. Mantra are chanted,cotton wicks soaked in ghee (purified butter),Dhup and camphor lighted with the flame,known as Aarti lamp or Aarthi lamp is offered by circulating around the deities. Aarti or devotional songs praising lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi are sung to please the deities.Finally Jal is offered around the Aarti lamp (Diya)

Now it is time to place diya or candles both in different parts of the house and outside the house,as well.Sprinkle the holy Jal of the vessel in the whole house for blessings.You may have Prasad and enjoy sweets, fireworks and crackers with your family members.

Diwali one of happiest festival is known as a major shopping period for those who celebrate Diwali in India, Nepal and abroad. People renovate and decorate their houses, purchase luxury items, new clothes, gold and silver coins and precious jewelry. They purchase gifts, dry fruits and sweets to exchange with their friends and relatives.  

 

Chhatha Puja and Vrat

Chhatha Puja or Surya Sashthi Puja 2016

Chhatha Puja also known as Surya Chhath Parv or Surya Sashthi is a four day long auspicious festival observed in honor of Sun the Lord of energy,power, nature and life by keeping fast and performing Puja for the progress and the improvement of the health,career,prosperity,success of progeny and other members of the family. It is observed in Bihar, Nepal and some parts of eastern India with great enthusiasm and devotion. 

Each day of this four day long festival has a different significance. The dates for Chhath Puja 2016 and events are as follows:

1) The first day is observed specially by ladies folk on Chaturthi, known as Nahay Khay by taking bath in the river, preparing Prasad tor lord sun and eating only once on that day.

This event will be on 4th November 2016.

2) The second day is observed on Panchami known as Lohanda and Kharna,fast is kept without taking even a drop of water, the fast is ended only after the sunset by offering fruits and food to the sun.

This event happens on 5th November 2016

3) The third day is also known as Dala Chhath is observed on Shasthi called Sandhya Arghya by keeping day and night fast, worshipping  and offering fruits and Arghya to the setting Sun.

This event will be on 6th November 2016

4) The fourth day and the last day is observed on Saptami known as Usha Arghya or Paran day of Puja and thirty six hour fast by offering Arghya to the rising sun.

This will be observed on 7th November 2016. 

 

Baishakhi Purnima/ Buddha Purnima(auspicious Tithi)

Baishakh Purnima or Kurma Purnima (snan-daan) occurs on full moon day in lunar month Baishakh on May 21st, 2016 this year. It is known as Buddha Purnima as it is Lord Buddha' s birthday. Buddhist monks chant verses on this day. Vaishakh Shukla Purnima is a significant lunar tithi for Singhastha Kumbha Snaan-daan (Ujjain). People can get rid of their financial and health problems by worshiping Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lakshmi, offering Arghya to moon, donating food and clothes to poor and chanting Mantra.

 Ashadh Guru Purnima( auspicious Yoga period)

Ashadh Guru Purnima is an auspicious day, celebrated as the birthday of sage Vyasa, in the Hindu month of Ashadh which falls on July 19, 2016, this year on Purnima, the full moon day. This is also known as Vyas Purnima.

It is celebrated by a large number of different dharma followers: Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs and Jain which shows harmony among religions. Devotees and disciples, music and dance practitioners (who follow guru- Shishya tradition) celebrate it with great enthusiasm. They keep fast, worship God, do rituals (Snan-daan) offer gifts, like clothes, food (Dakshina) take holy bath in the river and observe it traditionally in India and other parts of the world by paying due respect, showing gratitude and thanking to their living teachers, Gurus or mentors. They observe this Purnima in the memory of learned sage Maharshi Vyasa who edited four vedas: Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samveda and Atharvaveda and eighteen Puranas, the Mahabharata and the Bhagavad Gita. The word Gu means darkness and ru means the remover of the darkness, Guru mean one who removes darkness.

Guru Mantra

Gurur Brahmaa Gurur Vishnu

Gurur Devo Maheshwara

Guru Sakshaat Parabrahma

Tasmai Shri Gurave Namah.

The Guru is Brahma, the Guru is Vishnu, the Guru is God Shiva, the Guru is verily supreme Brahma itself, salutations to the adorable Guru.

Buddhists consider it auspicious and celebrate this day as Gautama Buddha delivered his first sermon  on this day at Sarnath, near Varanasi (U.P.)

For spiritual persons and Sanyasis, Chaturmas (a four months period) begins on this day.

 

Phalaharini Amavasya Kalika Puja/ Vat Savitri Amavasya Vrat

Phalaharini Kalika Puja 2016:

It falls on June 4, 2016, this year, also known Jyeshtha Amavasya or Vat Savitri Amavasya.

It is believed that the auspicious Fal harini Kalika Puja(Vrat) is observed in Bengal and other eastern regions of India as Kali devi or the Deity Kali (Ma Kali) is  destroying the effects of the past sinful deeds(Pap-karma) or Pitra Dosha of the human beings. Devotees worship Goddess Kali on Jyeshtha Amavasya according to north Indian or Bengali Calendars and offer special puja (Shodashi) and special Bhoga to please the Goddess Kali.This significant Puja was started by Sri Ramkrishna Paramhansa.

Vat Savitri Amavasya Vrat and Puja 2016:

Puja and Vrat is observed under Banyan tree by married women for wishing long life of their husbands.

Jyestha Amavasya 2016:

Jyestha Amavasya Vrat Tithi happens on Saturday, June 4.It is also observed as Jyeshtha Shraddha Amavasya for Snan-daan which is on Sunday, June 5,2016 till 8:41 AM.


Remedial measures :

Fast is observed on Jyeshtha Amavasya ( Saturday,June 4,2016) to destroy effects of sins and fulfill long awaited desires.  Married women also keep fast and recite Vat Savitri Katha on this Tithi to pray for long lives of their husbands and observe it with devotion as Vat Savitri Amavasya Vrat and Puja.

Method:Take bath or holy dip in river water on Jyestha Snaan-daan Shraddha Amavasya which is on Sunday, June  5, 2016, worship and offer Jal (holy water) to Lord Shiva and Vishnu. Offer water to Vat Vriksha(Banyan tree). Donate food,sesame seeds (black till) water, cold drink to poor people or food to cows,street dogs,birds or ants ,you can also donate clothes or bedding(Snaan, Anna,Jal,Vastra Daan)to needy poor persons or some money as Dakshina to Brahmins. It is believed, their sinful deeds done in the past will be  destroyed by doing all these rituals.

  Akshaya Tritiya or Akha Teej or Varshitap (auspicious yoga period)

As per Hindu Vedic astrology, Akshaya Tritiya or Akha Teej is considered a very auspicious day as many important events took place on this Tithi (day) according to Hindu mythology, This auspicious Teej falls on the third day, Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight) of Vaisakha maas(month) on 9th May 2016. This is one of the most significant Tithi, considered an auspicious yoga period(Shubh Muhurat) of the three Sade Teen Muhurat :-

i) Ugadi, 1st Tithi in Chaitra, ii) Dushahara or Vijaya Dashmi in Ashwin and iii) Akshaya Tritiya in Vaisakha Maas.  Akshaya Tritiya never diminishes (Tithi Kshaya) in Hindu lunar calendar and it comes only once in a year. Sun and Moon are in their exalted zodiaczodiacDefinition: Heaven divided into 12 signs, of 30° each....
signs, at their most powerful position and brightest point on Akshaya Tritiya.

This Tithi is strongly believed to bring unending success and good fortune to the people if they start planning a new venture or an auspicious event. This day is considered significant by both Hindus and Jains. The meaning of the word Akshaya means 'never diminishing' or 'destroying', so anything attained on this day is believed to bring unending success and happiness. Akshaya Tritiya is considered an auspicious day to buy a new house, a new car, other luxury items or gold. A large number of people buy gold ornaments or coins on this particular day.

This day is considered auspicious for planning to start new ventures, making commitments, starting new relationships and also for performing marriage ceremony. It is believed that this day is the birthday of Lord Parashurama the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

God Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi are worshiped by Hindus on this Tithi as Kuber was blessed with the custody of status, position, prosperity, wealth and treasure in the heaven by Lord Krishna (incarnation of Vishnu) on this day.To perform Puja, most of the people observe fast and do daan. Worship Lord Vishnu first then Sree Lakshmi with the method we we do Lakshmi Puja, chant Vishnu Sahastranama to please Lord Vishnu.

Ganesha and Ved Vyasa started to write Mahabharata, Lord Krishna presented Akshaya Patra, the unending bowl of food material to Pandava during their exile, Lord Krishna conferred the unending prosperity and empire to his poor friend Sudama and transformed his old hut into royal palace with all amenities, on this day. I hope readers must have  liked all above interesting legends based on Puranic Katha and try to attain best possible positive results through their Punya-karma.

List of charitable things to be donated  on this day to please Pitra or our forefathers

i)  Jal (water) in copper or silver vessel

ii)  Bed or bedding

iii) Vastra (clothes)

iv)  Til (sesame seeds)

v)  Chandan (sandal wood)

vi)  Kumkum

vii)  Nariyal (coconut)

viii)  Whey (chhachh)

ix)  Pan(betel)

x) Slippers or shoes

Do's and don'ts

Jap, Tap, Pavitra-snan, Homa, Havan and charity to the poor, needy and old people are some of the recommended Punya-karma (deeds) to be performed and wearing of a cotton thread(Upanayana sanskar) should be avoided on this day.

Akshaya Tritiya date, Shubh muhurat, (timings) for 2016:

Timings for Akshaya Tritiya Muhurat i.e., Puja and performing of all events start on May 9, 2016, Monday. 

Jain perform ritual by offering  holy bath to the image of Lord Rishabha dev, the first Teerthankar of Jain with sugarcane juice and celebrate  the ending of his one-year fast (Varshitap) by consuming sugarcane juice on this significant day. 


Dev Uthani Ekadashi (auspicious Tithi)


The auspicious festival, Kartik Prabodhini Ekadashi also known as Dev Uthani Ekadashi or Devutthana Ekadashi, is considered most preferred auspicious day of marriage (Vivah Muhurat) of Hindus, falls on Friday, 11 November, 2016.This auspicious Ekadashi is celebrated on the 11th day or Tithi (Ekadashi) during waxing Moon in the second fortnight (Shukla Paksha) of the lunar month of Kartik. It is observed as beginning of the wedding season for Hindus, with Lord Vishnu’s Awakening and Tulsi Vivah with Saligram after the end of the four month's Chaturmasa, considered as end of the wedding season.

Hindus observe fast on this day as it is believed that it ends the ill-effects of their past sins.

 Kartik Purnima (auspicious Tithi)

Kartik Purnima is considered an auspicious Tithi or day, celebrated by Hindus, sikhs and Jain.
Kartik Purnima is a very bright full moon night, considered one of the most auspicious festival, is celebrated by Hindus on the full moon day i.e. Purnima, in the lunar month of Kartik. Kartik Purnima begins on Monday, November 14, 2016 this year.

This is a festival of lights and is also known as Tripurari Purnima or Dev Diwali(Dev Deepavali). People keep fast,take bath in the holy river (known as Kartik Snan or Manikarnika Snan) worship Lord Vishnu and donate food and clothes(Anna-daan,Vastra- daan)to fulfill their desires.This festival is also known as Raas Yatra (Pushkar Mela,Ajmer) or Kritika Deepam  in South India.
People should chant Vishnu Sahasranama  Stotram  after taking holy river bath. It is believed that these remedial measures end ill effects of their sins or Pitra Dosha.

Jain celebrate this day as a starting day of Pushyabhisheka Yatra  or the'Festival of Light'.

This auspicious day is celebrated by Sikhs as the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev(Guru Nanak Jayanti).

Makar Sankranti or Uttarayan (auspicious period)

Makar Sankranti Uttarayan, Pongal, Bhogali Bihu,Poush Parban or Makarvilakku is considered one of the most auspicious days of Hindus in Vedic astrology and Indian history, observed as festival of Sun. It is observed by worshipping Lord Surya, as the sun transits into zodiac sign Capricorn(Surya Sankranti in Makar Rashi) on Magh Krishna Paksha Pratipada.Inauspicious month(Kharmas) ends on Makar Sankranti on 14th January 2017.

This significant festival is observed as major harvest festival in all over India during the month of January, generally on 14 January every year, in different forms. In Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and other parts of North India, it is celebrated as Lohri (13th January). It is also celebrated as Makar Sankranti or Khichadi in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, Magh Mela is held on this day at Prayag annually.

In Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and other parts of India, it is celebrated as Sankranti. In Kashmir valley this festival is celebrated as Shishur Saenkraat. In Maharashtra and Goa it is observed as Makar Sankranti and women celebrate it with Haldi kumkum.

In Gujarat and other parts of western India it is celebrated as Uttarayan, as sun moves in Uttarayan from Dakshinayana, this day is also famous for kite flying event in different parts of India.

The famous Ganga Sagar Mela is an important event during Makar Sankranti, held at the head of River Ganges, in West Bengal, lac of devotees visit this place to take holy dip in Ganges to nullify the ill effects of their sinful deeds. This day is celebrated as Poush Parban, Maghar Domahi, Bhogali Bihu festival in West Bengal, Assam, Uttarayana Makar Sankranti in Orissa, Pongal in Tamil Nadu and Makaravilakku at Sabarimala,in Kerala.

 The Uttarayana Punya kal or Uttarayan Punyakalam (holy bath) begins with the transit of Sun in CapricornCapricornDefinition: Makar...
(Makar Rashi). Lac of pilgrims rise early in the morning, take ritual bath at Sangam in Allahabad, offer Arghya to Lord Surya, chant Surya Mantra and perform different rituals on this day. 

Worshiping of Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Surya and prescribed rituals should be performed on Sankranti. Makar Sankranti is considered an auspicious day for Kumbh snaan and donation.Til (sesame seeds) Gur (jaggery) Khichadi (black Urad Daal and rice) Masoor Daal, clothes and bedding are donated to the Brahmin and poor needy people. It is considered that the Holy Snaan-daan may cancel Pitra Dosha and the curses of past and present life. This day is believed most significant for attaining Moksha (Salvation) and fulfilling long awaited desires of devotees. It is recommended to eat Khichadi and Ladoos made with Til and Gur (sesame seeds and jaggery)known as Tilkut as Prasad.

The days after Makar Sankranti are considered good for starting all auspicious events with the end of inauspicious month of Kharmas.

Surya Beej Mantra
1."Om Ghrini Suryaya Namah”

2."Om Namo Bhagavate Suryaya namah''

 

Holashtak (inauspicious period)

Holashtak means Holi+eight or eight days prior to Holi.Holashtak is believed to be an eight day's inauspicious period or dosha which begins eight days before Holi,the colorful festival of Hindus. All auspicious tasks or ceremonies(shubh sanskar)like Shifting to a new house(Griha Pravesh) purchasing a new house or office, starting a new business, marriage are avoided during this period,in northern India. Holashtak begins on Ashtami or eight tithi of Phalguna Maas and ends on Phalgun Purnima or Holi, 5  March to 12 March, 2017, according to Hindu Calendar.

Adhika Maas or Purushottam Maas (inauspicious period)

Adhika Maas is a kind of Mal Maas, also known as Purushottam Maas, named after God Vishnu’s name. According to Hindu Lunar Calendar, Adhika Maas or Adhika Masam occurs once, approximately after every 32 months, 16 days and 8 Ghatis. It is an extra lunar month, has no

(naming a newborn baby) engagement, marriage, starting a new venture, Griha- Pravesha (shifting to a new house), laying foundation of a house or purchasing a new vehicle or property. 

Adhika Maas 2015 occurs this year on June 17, 2015. The first fortnight: Krishna Paksha and the last fortnight: Shukla Paksha of the two Ashadh Maas(months) are auspicious and the middle one month i.e. first Ashadh Pratipada (June 17) to 2nd Ashadha Amavasya (July 16) is inauspicious due to Adhik Maas.

This year's Ashadh Maas occurs as an Adhik Ashadh Maas, starts on June 17 and ends on July 16, 2015 after 19 years, which is considered very significant for Jap, Daan, Puja to nullify the effects of Pitra Dosha. The two Ashadh months,(one Adhik or extra month)occur due to the absence of Surya Sankranti between two Paksha. During this particular period of Ashadh Maas, total  Ashadh month duration will be of 2 months, from June 3 to July 31, 2015, as second Ashadh maas ends on the second Ashadh Purnima (Guru Purnima).

Adhik Maas does not occur in the months of Kartik or Magh.

Adhik Maas Daan and Religious Activities: Adhik Maas is favourable month for all religious activities such as :Mantra chanting, Japa, Puja (worship) of Lord Vishnu, charity and pilgrimage, the practice of these should be enhanced.

Keeping fast (Vrat) by taking vegetarian meal only once at night, donation in the form of food (Anna daan) clothes and beddings(Vastra daan) are highly recommended to minimize or nullify the bad effects of our sins which we may have committed in our past or present life.

Performing rituals like Yagna, Havan, reciting holy texts or Katha, chanting Mantra and arranging religious get together (Satsanga) during Adhik Maas or on Adhik Maas Purnima help in minimizing our accumulated Pap-karma(sin). 

Surya Sankranti, which means there is no transit of Sun into any of twelve signs, during this specific one month’s period between two Paksha, i.e. Krishna Paksha and Shukla Paksha, is considered an inauspicious month for starting a new event such as Mundan, Namkaran Sanskar

Khar Maas (inauspicious period):

Khar Maas a kind of Mal Maas, is different from Adhika Maas as it occurs twice in a year during the months of Surya Sankranti in zodiac signs Dhanu and Meena, ruled by Jupiter, falls generally in the month of mid-December to mid- January from December 15,2016 to January 14,2017 and mid- March to mid- April, from 14th March to 13 April 2017 this year.

It is considered an inauspicious period. All important events such as engagement, marriage, Mundan and purchasing of anything new like a house, new property should be avoided during Khar Maas.

Panchak (inauspicious period)

What is PANCHAK ?

Panchak is an  inauspicious yoga or Dosha period. Panchak means a group of five, Panchak kaal occurs when Moon is present in last two signs AquariusAquariusDefinition: Kumbha...
and Pisces, in the last 5 constellations : Dhanista (last two Charanas), Shatabhisha, Purva Bhadrapada, Uttara Bhadrapada, Revati.  Panchak kaal remains for almost five days period.There are 27 constellations in the zodiac.

Panchak Yoga is considered inauspicious for performing some of the auspicious events like marriage and Mundana, so this period should be avoided.

According to ancient text the prohibited activities are: purchasing or making a bed, Griha Pravesh, starting rituals of a marriage, building roof of a house, travelling towards south direction, starting to restore the fuel, funeral of a dead body. However, cremation can be done after doing some specific prescribed rituals.

Performing some of the auspicious events during Panchak period  should be avoided, as it is believed, that an auspicious work performed during this period will give bad results and there may be obstacles or delay in undertakings. If an inauspicious work is done during the Panchak period, it will be performed again and may be repeated up to  five times more than the original one.

Bhishma Panchaka: The last five days of the month of Kartika are considered as the Bhishma Panchaka or the Vaka Panchaka as fast(vrat) was observed during the last five days of the Hindu month Kartika by Bhishma Pitamah before ending his life. 

Kinds of Panchak

 According to Vedic astrology text, five kinds of Panchak are formed, based on Var (days). These are named as: Mrityu (death) Rog (disease) Kingdom (Raj) Agni(fire) and Chor (theft). 

1. If Panchak begins on a Saturday, it is considered as Mrityu(death) marriage and starting of all important events should be avoided.

2. If Panchak begins on a Sunday,it is considered inauspicious, it is known as Roga (diseases)which is not good for health.

3. If Panchak begins on a Monday,it is considered auspicious and known as Rajya (kingdom). All government related matters or change of job should during this period should be avoided.

4. If Panchak begins on a Tuesday,it is considered inauspicious and known as Agni (fire). Any kind of construction, shifting to a new house or machinery related work should be avoided.

5. If Panchak begins on a Friday,it is considered inauspicious,it is known as Chor (theft): travelling, all kinds of business or financial activities should be avoided.

Revati Nakshatra should be avoided for constructing a roof.

If Panchak Nakshatra: Uttarabhadrapada falls on a Sunday Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga is formed, which is Good for engagement or marriage.

If these last three Panchak Nakshatra: Purva bhadrapada,Uttara bhadrapada and Revati fall on a Sunday, a kind of auspicious Yoga is formed, this period gives success and prosperity to the native.

Remedies: According to ancient text Reciting Gayatri Mantra and performing Havan before purchasing furniture, distributing sweets before starting the construction of roof of a house, Performing Hanuman Puja before starting a journey and performing prescribed rituals before starting a dead body’s funeral.

Bhadra Tithi or Vishti Karana (inauspicious period)

Bhadra Tithi (Dwitiya, Saptami and Dwadashi) or Vishti Karana is considered an inauspicious period for starting an important event. One is recommended to avoid this period for any new undertaking.

Rikta Tithi and Ashtami Tithi (inauspicious period)

Rikhta (Chaturthi, Navami and Chaturdashi) and Ashtami Tithi should not be selected for starting an auspicious event. If Ashtami falls on a Tuesday, it is known as Jaya Tithi and is considered good for victory. Generally Purnima (full Moon day) Amavasya (new Moon day) and Padwa tithi (new moon day)) are not considered auspicious for performing an auspicious work.

Solar eclipse 2016 (inauspicious period)

The first Solar Eclipse 2016: The first Partial Solar eclipse of the year 2016 will be visible in some parts of India on Phalgun  Amavasya: Snan-dan(holy dip and donation)from 5:24 A M to 6:46 A M(I S T) on Wednesday, March 9,2016, in Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra, Kumbha Rashi.The duration of eclipse will vary from place to place. This eclipse will be visible first in north-east India just after sunrise. A total solar eclipse will occur in some parts of Australia, East Asia and Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, Sumatra.

The second Solar Eclipse 2016: The second solar eclipse, a significant event, is the annular solar eclipse(Kankan Surya Grahan) will occur on Bhadrapad Amavasya September 1,2016. Sun will look like an annulus(ring).It will not be visible in India.There will be no effect of this eclipse on the countries where it is not visible.It will be visible in Central Africa, Madagascar, Mozambique,Yemen,Geban, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, South Pole, Mauritius.

Timings (IST): starts at - 11:43 AM, mid - 02:37, ends at - 05:30 PM.

Lunar eclipse 2016(inauspicious period)

The second Lunar eclipse is the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. It will start before the midnight on Bhadrapada Purnima (or Shravan Amavasya in West and South India) on16 September 2016.

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse will be visible in Asia, Europe, Australia, Africa, USA, South America, Canada, Antarctica, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean and many cities of India.

Sutak of Penumbral Lunar Eclipse will start 12 hours before the eclipse from 10:25 AM, IST on 16 September 2016. It will be maximum after midnight of the next day, end on Saturday, 17 September 2016 after 4 hours duration.

Duration of  Lunar Eclipse(Chandra Grahan)  will be 03 Hours 59 Minutes.

Timings for  Lunar Eclipse:

Penumbral Eclipse Begins: on  Friday, 16 September 2016, at 10:25 PM IST.

Maximum Eclipse : on  Sat, 17 September 2016, at 12:25 AM IST.

Penumbral Eclipse ends : on Saturday,17 September 2016,at 2:24 AM IST

Do's and don'ts during the Sutak period, Solar eclipse or Lunar eclipse

 This  period  is  considered very significant for Mantra Siddhi and fulfilling an individual's long awaited desires through Snan-dan and Mantra Siddhi. One is recommended to avoid all the auspicious events during the Solar eclipse or Lunar eclipse. Sutak is believed to be applicable only to the places where eclipse is visible in any form.  

 Activities should be avoided during the Sutak period are as follows:

1.Sutak starts 12 hours before the eclipse.New business should not be started.

2. To avoid the effects of eclipse, people should take bath after Sutak. Charity or daan to poor or needy persons after the bath may help in removing the bad effects of the eclipse.

3. Any auspicious work should not be performed during Sutak period or eclipse.

4. People, especially pregnant women should not come out in the open under the rays of the eclipse, they should not cut anything or eat during the eclipse (It is not applicable to the children or sick persons)

5. Eat only the fresh or covered food after the eclipse.

6.The idols of God in the temple or the house should not be worshiped.

7. Chant Mantras to get rid of the bad effects of the eclipse.

Rahu kala (inauspicious period)

Rahu kalam or Rahukala is considered one of the most inauspicious period for all events.This period should be avoided for any auspicious event or new undertaking. RahuRahuDefinition: Dragon’s head, used in Indian Vedic astrology....
kala is different for each day of the week. Rahu kala differs from place to place and it depends on sunrise or sunset of that particular place. 

Remedy: If there is a delay in the marriage or conceiving due to presence of Rahu Dosha in a female's Kundali,she should pray and light an ordinary lamp or lemon lamp by cutting a lemon into halves and its skin turning inside out, in front of the symbolic idol or image of Goddess Durga during Rahu Kala period. It is believed Goddess Durga will be pleased and the maleficmaleficDefinition: Unfavorable, opposite of benefic....
effects of Rahu will be minimized if she follows this simple home remedy.

Gulika kaalam(inauspicious period)

 Gulika or Mandi is believed to be son of Lord SaturnSaturnDefinition: Shani...
(Shani). Rising time of this period of the day is considered inauspicious. Auspicious ceremony like Marriage or Funeral ceremony should be avoided during Gulika Kaalam. The sign in which it is present is considered inauspicious for an important event.It rises twice i.e. during day and during night,as well. Any event performed during Gulika period repeats.

The rising time period of Gulika Kaalam begins from Saturday (son of Saturn) and moving backwards for the seven weekdays are as follows:

Saturday: 6:00 AM TO 7:30 AM

Friday: 7:30 AM TO 9:00 AM

Thursday: 9:00 AM TO 10:30 AM

Wednesday: 10:30 AM TO 12:00 PM

Tuesday: 12:00 PM TO 1:30 PM

Monday: 1:30 PM TO 3:00 PM

Sunday: 3:00 PM TO 4:30 PM 

Yama Ghant Kaalam(inauspicious period)

Yama Ghant Kaalam or period is considered inauspicious and brings failures, should be avoided for performing auspicious activities. Only funeral or death ceremonies are performed during this period. As this Yama Ghant period is believed to be the son of Guru,its rising period is believed to begin from a Guruvar or a Thursday morning, i.e.from 6:00 AM to 7:30 AM. This period moves backwards for weekdays and the rising time period of the inauspicious Yama Ghant Kaalam for the seven weekdays are as follows: 

1) Thursday: 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM

2) Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

3) Tuesday:9: 00 AM - 10:30 AM

4) Monday:10: 30 AM - 12:00 PM

5) Sunday:12: 00 PM - 1:30 PM

6) Saturday: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

7) Friday: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Jwalamukhi Yoga (inauspicious Muhurtha)

In Vedic astrology Jwalamukhi yoga is considered destructive, very unlucky and inauspicious yoga (dosha) for an important event to start. If a person starts his work during this yoga, it is believed that it will not be completed or he/she may have to face many obstacles to complete the work. One should not start any auspicious work or journey or construction of a new building, during this period. If a child is born during Jwalamukhi yoga, it is not considered good for his/her health. But other auspicious combinations present in the horoscopehoroscopeDefinition: synonym birth chart, prepared with date, time and place of birth of an individual....
of the child will nullify the bad effects of this Yoga. The final judgement should be given only after carefully reading and analyzing all the factors present in the horoscope. One should not be afraid of this yoga without knowing it properly.

For precautionary measures all auspicious events should be avoided in Jwalamukhi Yoga, if possible. This period can be used to defeat one’s enemies or start war as it is considered auspicious for destructive purposes only.

Jwalamukhi yoga is created due to the combination of a specific constellation (Nakshatra)and a specific date(Tithi) of a lunar month( Chandra mas). Jwalamukhi Yoga is formed by the following five specific combinations of a Tithi and a Nakshatra due to their mutual presence on the same day:

1) Pratipada Tithi(1st day) of a lunar month falls on the day of presence of Mool Nakshatra.

2) Panchami Tithi (5th day) of a lunar month falls on the day of Bharani Nakshatra

3) Ashtami Tithi( 8th day) of a lunar month falls on the day of Krittika Nakshatra

4) Navami Tithi ( 9th day) of a lunar month falls on the day of Rohini Nakshatra

Note: Jwalamukhi yoga is believed to be formed for two consecutive days, if both Krittika and Rohini Nakshatra (3rd and 4th constellations) fall on Ashtami (8th) and Navami Tithi (9th day) respectively of a lunar month (Chandra maas)in Indian Vedic Astrology.

5) Dashami Tithi (10th day) of a lunar month falls on the Ashlesha Nakshatra.

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