Harishayani Ekadashi - Devothni Ekadashi - Deva Prabodhini Ekadashi


As per Vishnu Puran, on the day of Ashadh Shukla Ekadashi, which is also known as Harishayani Ekadashi, Lord Vishnu goes to sleep for four months in Ksheer-sagar (ocean of milk). After four months, Lord Vishnu wakes up on Kartik Shukla Ekadashi. That is why Kartik Ekadashi is being celebrated since ancient times, as it is the time of Deva-uthni, which means the time for the awakening of Gods. This Ekadashi is also known as Tulsi Ekadashi. Tulsi Vivah is also arranged on this day. On this day, Tulsi gets married to Shaligram. It is believed that this type of arrangement fetches blessings of good luck. There is a belief that performing marriage ceremony of Tulsi Vivah fetches the equal boons to the devotee that he gets while doing Kanyadaan (donating daughter by getting her married). This year, this Ekadashi is going to be celebrated on 24th of November 2012.
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Tulsi Vivah in 2012

Tulsi Vivah is performed as a ceremony by Hindus
Tulsi Vivah in 2012 is on 25th November. Tulsi Vivah is one of the important festivals of Hindus. Tulsi is considered to be the Goddess in Hinduism. Tulsi Vivah marks the ceremonial wedding of the plant Tulsi or holy basil to the Hindu God Vishnu. The Vivah is performed anytime between the day of Prabodhini Ekadashi –the eleventh lunar day of the bright fortnight in the Hindu month of Kartik till the full moon of the month i.e. Kartik Purnima. Tulsi Vivaah is usually performed on the eleventh or twelfth lunar day in the month of Kartik. The Vivah of Goddess Tulsi marks the end of monsoon season and the beginning of the wedding season for Hindus. Tulsi is regarded very pious and considered as an incarnation of Goddess Mahalakshmi. In her incarnation she was born as Brinda (Vrinda).
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Venus Transit in Libra: Effect on All Zodiac Signs?

Venu transiting in Libra will affect all zodiac signs significantly.
The planet of beauty and luxury, Venus has left its debilitated sign on November 17th. It will stay in the sign Libra till 11th of December 2012. The change of Venus from his debilitated sign will benefit those people who were facing troubles in their married life. There will be a decrement in brutality against women. Film industry and the producers of cosmetics will also gain profit. It will also have different effects on all the zodiac signs. Let’s have a look at the effects on different zodiac signs.

Aries

You are going to remain very calm and composed during this time. Conflicts with the people you love will be resolved. There are chances of some fun trip. You will acquire profit from the company of females. Music or other creative arts and beautiful things will catch your attention. You will do great in your service and business. There will be an increment in income. New relations will be formed due to your friendly nature. Some ailments might also affect you.
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The Authenticity & Power of Lagna

By Astrologer Swati Sharma
Lagna or Ascendant in birth-chart is the most important house

Factors in Favor of the Power of Lagna


Almost all the astrologers believe that lagna counts for two-third of importance while predictions are made and moon sign accounts for one third. Let us see how lagna is important and lagnesh more vital than a yogakaraka planet.

The Real Meaning of Lagna


To understand the real meaning of lagna we have to understand the zodiac first. The first sign of the zodiac, Aries represents the first stage in the evolution of man and his place in the universe.  This truth is evident by exalted position of sun in Aries which means in first house of kaalpurusha horoscope. This position of sun allows the identity of soul to shine and assume power and confidence with full control of self.  So the point is that ascendant is considered as pivotal point in a horoscope according to concept of purushatattwa or energy centre representing the vital force of life.
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Sun in Scorpio Sign : Effect on All Zodiac Signs


Sun’s transit in Scorpio will affect all Zodiac signs
King of the planets Sun has left its debilitated sign Libra on 16th November and has transited to Scorpion sign. Sun will stay in this sign till 15th of December 2012. Due to the transit of Sun from a debilitated sign the intensity of attacks over the ruling government might decrease. Additionally, barriers in governmental deeds might also decrease. People who have positive Sun in their chart will get good results during this time, but those having debilitated Sun might suffer. Let’s now know the impact of this transit over different signs:

Impact of Sun’s Transit to Scorpio Sign over Each Zodiac Sign


Aries

People under Aries sign might have to face some trouble. Behave well with your near dear ones to avoid conflicts. Take care of your health. Stay back from illicit deeds or doubtful deals. Before signing any important paper, read the terms & conditions carefully.
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Thyroid: Astrological Reasons

Author: Astrologer Usha Saxena

Thyroid is one of the most common diseases of present time. A thyroid patient sees problem in all aspect of his life. Thyroid increases the risk of obesity and heart diseases, depression, anxiety, hair loss, and certain sexual problems. If undiagnosed, it affects patient's life severely and that too without patient even realizing that the Thyroid is actually the root cause of many problems in his life.

What is the thyroid and what does it do? Generally people see Thyroid as a problem related to neck & throat part of human body. Astrologically this part of body relates to 3rd house, but we may not get complete picture if we restrict our analysis to 3rd house only. A detailed analysis require good understanding of the disease. How this disease effects the body and which planets and houses are responsible for this disease? Here is a "quick & rough guide" to the thyroid.

The Thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of the neck just below the Adams apple. The thyroid gland works like a tiny factory that uses iodine (mostly from the diet in foods such as seafood and salt) to produce thyroid hormones. These hormones help to regulate body's metabolism and effects processes, such as growth and other important functions of the body.

Here is how medicinenet.com explains this process -

"The thyroid itself is regulated by another gland located in the brain, called the pituitary. In turn, the pituitary is regulated in part by the thyroid (via a "feedback" effect of thyroid hormone on the pituitary gland) and by another gland called the hypothalamus.

The hypothalamus releases a hormone called thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH), which sends a signal to the pituitary to release thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). In turn, TSH sends a signal to the thyroid to release thyroid hormones. If over-activity of any of these three glands occurs, an excessive amount of thyroid hormones can be produced, thereby resulting in hyperthyroidism. Similarly, if under-activity of any of these glands occurs, a deficiency of thyroid hormones can result, causing hypothyroidism."

 Basically term Thyroid is a disorder of 3 glands -
1. A butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of the neck.
2. Pituitary gland located in the brain.
3. Hypothalamus gland.

Which planet or planets should take in consideration for abnormality of these glands? 
The thyroid gland works like a tiny factory that uses iodine (mostly from the diet in foods such as seafood and salt) to produce thyroid hormones. These hormones help to regulate the body's metabolism and effects processes, such as growth and other important functions of the body.  When it is associated with metabolism, how can we forget Jupiter? Jupiter is associated with the body's largest and probably most complex organ, the liver. This organ produces bile, aiding the digestion of fats and plays an important role in the metabolism. So pituitary gland is also connected with Jupiter.

Here are my findings based on my analysis of many birth charts of people having thyroid -
1. 3rd lord, Gemini sign (Gemini sign in Lagna, in 3rd, in 6th, or in 8th house).
2. Mercury, in Western astrology Mercury is associated with the thyroid gland and the lungs. 
3. Jupiter should be 3rd, 6th, 8th or 12th  lord or placed in these houses or in 5thhouse.

Case study - 15-December-1991 ,02:50pm, Jalandhar, Punjab





Detailed chart can be found at http://k.astrosage.com/thyroid

Native gave the description of his problems that he has thyroid and real bad insulin resistance and weak digestion, obesity and always cough. This is a typical thyroid case. Let us have a look at the birth chart.

In the above lines 3rd lord, Gemini sign, Mercury, Jupiter is considered for these problems. In this chart 3rd lord is in 8th house, Ketu is in Gemini sign, Mercury is retrograde, Jupiter as 12 lord is in 5th house and Moon is ill placed. This all indicates cough and bad insulin resistance and weak digestion.
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Ram Jeth Malani Suffering from the Impact of Sadhe Sati?

Ram Jethmalani is a famous lawyer
These days Ram Jeth Malani is the topic of interest for many due to his unique acts. Earlier, he was the hot topic for beginning a stockade against his own party’s National President Nitin Gadkari. And now, he is in talks for debating against Bhagwan Ram and annotating on his existence. Ram Jeth Malani, a renowned lawyer and senior parliamentarian has stated that Lord Rama was a bad husband. He professed that he don’t like ‘Maryada Purushottam Rama’ at all because Rama took the consultation of a fisherman about throwing Maa Sita out of home seriously and actually dumped the lady who even took ‘Agni Pariksha’ to prove her piousness.  Well, this is true that the caste of consulter should not be ‘fisherman’, but who has got guts to stand against such a big lawyer.  Whether he is right or not at his place is entirely a different issue, but we can at least consider his astrological birth chart to know what stars say on this. As per the information, Ram Jeth Malani was born on 14th September 1923 at Shikarpur, Pakistan. However, there is a doubt on his birth time because at some places it is given 02:30 PM and at some it is 04:12 PM. But, his behavior best suits with 04:12 PM.
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Know How to Get Blessings of Lakshmi According to Your Zodiac Sign

Aries

In order to please Goddess Laxmi, you should install the ‘Laxmi Yantra’ at your home. With this, you will keep on receiving the blessings of Goddess Laxmi and you will also get success in the matters related to money. For more prosperity, you are required to keep kumkum, rice and perfume in a red flower in a locker.

Taurus

To invite luck and the blessings of Goddess Laxmi on the occasion of Diwali, you should install the ‘Laxmi yantra’ at your home or workplace. This will reduce the ill effects of problems caused by planets in your birth chart. And, for the prosperity you must keep the flower of palaash with perfume and rice in locker. Sprinkle the holy water of Ganga as well in the locker.
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Why is God Ganesha considered the foremost among all Gods?

Shree Ganesh is the most adored God among Hindu Gods. The prayers are first offered to Lord Ganesha before starting any religious ceremony or on auspicious occasions. He is known as the Vighnaharta and the master of Riddhi-Siddhi. Any prayer made to him ensures success and removes all the obstacles coming in life. Pleasing Lord Ganesha is very easy. All that one needs to do in order to please him is to chant the Mantra of Lord Ganesha. The Ganesh Mantra is:

वक्रतुंड महाकाय कोटिसूर्यसमप्रभ।
निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा॥

God Ganesh is the one who symbolizes learning and knowledge. One can learn to be responsible to differentiate between good and bad just by getting devoted to Ganesha. It also helps in developing farsightedness. It is for this reason that prayer is first made to Lord Ganesha before starting any religious ceremony.
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Horoscope for Diwali 2012

Diwali is the festival that directs us toward light from the darkness. This festival is also known for worshipping the Goddess of wealth, Lakshmi. This year, this festival is going to be celebrated on 13th November 2012. As we all know that this festival is celebrated on the new moon night of the month Kartika, the new moon day is on 13th November this year. This year, positions of planets will be something like this: This time Sun is in Libra Sign, Moon is in Libra Sign, Mars is in Sagittarius sign, Mercury is Scorpion sign, Jupiter in Taurus sign, Venus in Virgo sign, Saturn in Libra sign and Ketu is situated in Taurus. Let’s know the effects of this transited situation over all zodiac signs on the day of Diwali:

Aries Diwali 2012 Horoscope

Maa Lakshmi is going to bless you, which means that wealth will constantly flow. However, due to her flighty nature, she is not planning to stay with you long. Therefore, you need to keep a control over expenses. You will have to put efforts to keep a control over your expenses; otherwise this might lead you to stress to some extent. Your honor and respect will rise in society. Meeting with big noises will be fruitful for you. By the grace of Maa Lakshmi, you are going to get happiness related to family and offspring. Some of your expenses might be related to some spiritual deeds.
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Lal Krishna Advani will Return With a Bang


L K Advani is one of the most respected politician of the present time. He is among very few politicians who have such a long political life but still there is no corruption charge on them. Today is his birth day and first of all I would like to wish him a happy birthday and a long life.

Astrologically, time around birthday is an important period. Astrology considers change of the year as very important event and use present year's chart for predicting yearly events of one's life. This chart is called solar return chart or varshfal chart in astrology.
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Diwali 2012 Muhurat for Puja

One must perform Puja for Diwali at right Muhurat
In this year of 2012, Diwali will be celebrated on 13th November. Generally the festival of Diwali and Lakshmi Pujan is celebrated on the Pradosh Kaal of new moon day (Amavasya) of Krishna Paksha, in the fixed sign. Worshipping Goddess Lakshmi is considered highly auspicious on this particular day to receive her blessings. This year we are getting good combinations of all four important elements of Diwali muhurat viz Amavasya, Pradosh Kaal, Shubh Lagna and good Chaughadhiya. Moreover, the day is Tuesday which is also considered auspicious. Offering prayers on Diwali during Pradosh Kaal is considered highly promising. The fixed sign has made the Diwali Pujan Muhurat excellent. The Pradosh kaal on Diwali will commence at 05.07 am will be there till 7.45 pm. The fixed sign of ‘Taurus’ (Vrishabaha Rashi) will also be rising during that time. The fixed sign will begin at 5.33 am till 7.28 pm in the cities near Delhi. The Laabh Chaughadhiya will enter after 6.45 pm. It will stay from 07.07 pm to 08.46 pm in the cities near Delhi. The time may change slightly with the places. The Puja Muhurat in eastern region will begin around 5 pm to 06.56 pm. The Muhurat for pujan will commence at 5.35 pm and will end around 7.25 pm in the northern region. 5.47 pm to 7.47pm will be the Pujan Muhurat in southern India. While, the Pujan Muhurat will begin at 6.07 pm and will remain till 08.05 pm in western India.
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Surya Grahan on Diwali 2012



The auspicious day of Diwali is going to experience a solar eclipse in the year 2012. However, this solar eclipse will occur during night as per the Indian timing. Diwali is a grand festival that is cherished by all the Hindus across the globe. Surya Grahan is not only a scientific phenomenon but also a huge religious event for Hindus. Therefore, Surya Grahan falling on the day of Diwali can be considered as a very significant event.
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Pushya Nakshatra Made Special with Sarva Siddhi Yoga


Pushya Nakshatra is believed to be very auspicious
The Pushya Nakshatra is of two days in the year 2012. It will commence at 8 pm on 5th November and end at 9.45 pm on 6th November. Pushya will begin in ‘Sompushya’ with ‘Sarva Siddhi Yog’, whereas on November 6th, it will form ‘Shubh Yog’ on Tuesday with ‘Saptami’. The ‘Ahoi Ashtami’ is also falling on November 6th. Anything purchased on this day will give positive results for the lifetime. Anything purchased in the ‘Muhurat’ of ‘Chaughadia’ is considered auspicious. Saturn is in Libra. Purchasing metals like gold and silver, property, acquiring building etc, in the Pushya constellation will bring permanent prosperity.
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Sonali Kulkarni: Glimpse into her Future on her Birthday Today

Sonali Kulkarni is a Bollywood actress
Yesterday we announced "Celebrity Birth Database for Astrology Research". On Celebrity Database, Birthday today section,  I noticed that today is the birthday of Sonali Kulkarni. Sonali Kulkarni birth chart on AstroSage Celebrity Database has "Accurate (A)" rating that inspire me to have a second look on her chart. I am not a regular movie goer but recognize her for her role in successful movie "Dil Chahta Hai".

Anyways, coming back to the story, first glance on her chart, was very interesting. She had Saturn and Ketu in 7th house in a dual sign of Gemini. 7th Lord Mercury was in 12th house and aspected by Mars. First thought that came in my mind was about her marriage. I googled and find following on the Wikipedia page -
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Rules for Fasting - How to Observe Vrata


fasting or Vrata is an ancient Vedic tradition
In Indian Vedic culture, there are two types of fasts, namely- ‘Vrat’ and ‘Upvaas’. ‘Vrat’ and ‘Upvaas’ can be said to be the same. However, their lies a major difference between ‘Vrat’ and ‘Upvaas’. One is at liberty to eat in ‘Vrat’, whereas in ‘Upvaas’ one has to stay hungry throughout. The importance of fasting is clearly seen in the Indian culture. Women fast for the longer life of their husband and son and also for the fulfillment of any wish.
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Secret Behind Demonic Possession: The Mystery Revealed

By Pt. Hanumaan Mishra
We are the people of 21st century, where scientifically proved facts are only believed. However, many incidents occur in our country every other day that are just out of the understanding of science. One of them is Demonic Possession. From the eye of science, Demonic possession is entirely a fictitious subject. Yet also we can find people in our country who believe that a person might have an influence of evil spirit over him. Most of the religions have given approval to the existence of Demonic possession. There is a description about black magic in ‘Arthaveda’, which states that many rituals are helpful in driving out demons and evil spirits.
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