Mercury Transit In Sagittarius - Know It’s Effect On You

Mercury, or the messenger of the gods represents wit, communication and expressions, and will move into Sagittarius On Monday, 28th November, 2016. It shall stay, until its arrival in Capricorn on Friday, the 3rd February, 2017. During these days, the impact on your life would be colossal, good or bad that you can see for yourself by reading our Mercury Transit in Sagittarius. 



Aries


Mercury shall transit in your ninth house which will increase an urge to gain knowledge and you could be more spiritually inclined. You might fancy a chance to pursue your education abroad, also you would witness a great upliftment in your PR skills. You shall write your own future as your efforts will be instrumental in your growth. Love life will flourish and hard work will devise new sources of good income. Read more

Taurus


With Mercury moving into your eighth house, troubles related to financial matters are inevitable. The money that you earned with your blood, sweat & tears could be lost. Love life could have some concerns and misunderstandings, and things like clairvoyance & other hidden secrets might interest you. Your spouse would be able to save up a substantial amount of money. Read more

Gemini


As Mercury will move into your seventh house, a favourable period could be expected. You would get happiness in domestic life, as concord & empathy would prevail. Your marital life would see a major improvement and there will be love in the air. Health should be the least of your concerns as you would enjoy the company of your loved ones. Your career shall see unparalleled success.  Read more

Cancer


Mercury shall move into your sixth house, which could take you to long journeys, and lead to success in trials or other legal disputes. You might not see eye to eye with siblings as there could be some differences. Your own efforts will help you steer your career ship. Read more

Leo


Mercury will be moving into your fifth house. You would be inclined to learn new things and if you are a student, you would perform exceptionally well in studies. Your intellect level will see a sharp rise as you would print money while still learning. You are in for a time of your life for matters concerned with love. You would be able to share your true heart feelings with your loved one. Your career graph will experience a shoot up.  Read more

Virgo


Mercury will move into your fourth house. This shall help with the increase in your domestic happiness. Harmony and bliss would prevail as there would be serenity all around. You would feel more connected to your family and you might think about getting some beautification done of your home or might even search & survey for buying a new vehicle. Professional life would throughout be in second gear, as you would make all the smart choices and tactful approaches, which should open the gates of success at work. Read more

Libra


Mercury would move into your third house, which shows that you would outstrip in communication, sales and marketing during this period. There could be some short distance journeys and you could also embark for pilgrimages. Your luck will never hang you out to dry as it would support you at every step and you would indulge in virtuous pursuits. There lies a massive opportunity for your siblings to receive fat gains during this period. Read more

Scorpio


Mercury shall move into your second house. It depicts that you would accumulate a great amount of wealth. Your elder siblings or seniors at work will sing your praise during this period. Some unexpected or sudden gains could change the whole complexion of your situation. You would enjoy a hearty relationship with your family and may also fancy good food. You might get a gift from your in-laws. You will share good bonding with every family member. If you have taken debt, you might be asked to return it. Make sure not to lend more money. Read more

Sagittarius


Mercury will transit into your zodiac sign, which means that you would be the one effected the most. The transit should improve your contemplative thinking, as you would make all the right decisions that would lead you to success, very soon. Your spouse may be more supportive and caring towards you. Your exemplary work will earn you success & avowal. You would enjoy a gala time with friends and there will be a pinch of humour in your behavior. Read more

Capricorn


The dexterous planet, Mercury will move through your twelfth house. The transit predicts that your expenses would manifold and you might consider shelling out your money on luxurious goods. You’ll struggle in making decisions and this will affect your thinking process. Disappointment might follow you while you take any major decision. You might think of taking an overseas trip. Your opponents might become powerful in this duration and try to tarnish your image.  Read more

Aquarius


Mercury will transit through your eleventh house. Being a mercurial planet, the effect this transit will have on you will be tremendous. The planet signifies communication and wit. Your knowledge and education will increase in this period, and chances are that you’ll earn very well. Socially, you’ll be the life of the party. Albeit, be particular about who you befriend. Love life will be gleeful. Your children will enjoy comfort in this duration. Financial gains can be expected from them. Long awaited desires might get fulfilled in this duration, so keep your efforts going!  Read more

Pisces


The rational planet, Mercury will move through your 10th house, which presages work efficiency for you. You’ll be exceptionally good at your work, and might excel at it too! Glory and fame will brighten your path. At work, there’s a high probability that a good news will ring your doorbell. Hike in income is possible. Familial support will be constant. Your spouse and you will have a cordial relationship. Overconfidence in anything might be lethal for you, so try and tone it down a notch. Overall, the transit looks good for Pisces. Read more
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Weekly Horoscope 2016 (November 28 - December 4)

Weekly horoscope from November 28 to December 4, 2016 has come with many surprises. Read your general as well as love horoscope based on Vedic astrology and follow the easy remedies to make your life beautiful... 




Aries


This week will present you with numerous opportunities, which if taken at the right time could yield you great benefits. Businessmen and working professionals will both get equally good benefits. Passionate love life is predicted for you but domestic life might go a little flat. Short trips are possible and financial life of the natives will remain good. 

Love Predictions

This week advises you to maintain transparency in love relations. Avoid being stubborn. The first day of the week will be auspicious for you, although you’ll have to be very cautious in the coming days of the week. Stay pure and restricted. The second half of the week would lure you towards religious activities. By the weekend, the balance between work and love life will get stable and you’ll feel more relaxed than usual.

Luck rating: 3/5

Remedy: Don’t lose your temper.

Click here to know more about your sign:  Aries zodiac sign

Taurus


You’ll have a happy and content week. You’ll be satisfied with what you’re getting in this duration. Professionally, you’ll grow, and will be entitled for a smooth development. Befriending new people is on the cards for you. You’ll meet some inspiring people in this week, which might play a pivotal role in your personal growth. Friends might give you a surprise visit. Students, this week will get desired results. Love life will be gleeful.

Love Predictions

This week will be favorable for love affairs. Keep your tongue tied and your feelings restricted, as they might be taken otherwise. Married couples will have a gleeful time, as this week predicts great things happening for them. Start of the week will be very auspicious. Whereas, due to your own mistakes, you might have a bleak end of the week. Keep yourself restricted.

Luck rating 2.5/5

Remedy: Control your expenses.

Click here to know more about your sign: Taurus zodiac sign

Gemini


Your financial life will be quite stable, as income generation won’t be a problem for you. Senior colleagues might spun trouble for you; an argument with them is also quite possible. You might contract some seasonal diseases in this week, so keep your well being in mind. You’ll befriend new people and some important delegates which will benefit you in the long run. 

Love Predictions

Your love life will be more or less static but you shouldn’t think about a drastic or a big change. You should not let your wild thoughts dictate facts. Tiffs and arguments are possible this week. Your week will start in the pretty well, mid-week is sort of a mixed baggage for you, while the end of the week looks pretty bleak. 

Luck rating 3.5/5

Remedy: Take care of your health.

Click here to know more about your sign: Gemini zodiac sign

Cancer


You might be stressed due to your personal life but nothing much to worry about. The professional life of the natives is going to be great in this week, if you work diligently and efficiently towards it. Think carefully before speaking, to avoid embarrassing situations. Do not trust people blindly. 

Love Predictions

If you do not go about things in an astute manner, you could be in for bad blood. Watch your tone, try not to be too loud & impertinent. Your week will start on the bright side, so don’t dwell about the past mishappenings as it will only sadden your mood. The mid week will comparatively be better but the week will end on a high note for you. Married couples will have a good time. 

Luck rating 3/5

Remedy: Maintain peace & calm.

Click here to know more about your sign: Cancer zodiac sign

Leo


Pending work will get completed. Some relatives might come to your place this week. Try to avoid any kind of argument with seniors. Plan a surprise for your lover to strengthen the bond that you share. Children might get stubborn this week. 

Love Predictions 

You could stay a bit worried this week due to some personal or family affairs, due to which will not let you spend much time with your lover. This shouldn’t happen because you will have to perform a balancing act between problems & love because you have certain responsibilities on you. For those who’ve been thinking of proposing someone, the time presages great things happening for you. The start of the week will be great, mid of the week will be pretty dull but the end will leave you on cloud nine.

Luck rating 3/5

Remedy: Be careful at workfront.

Click here to know more about your sign: Leo zodiac sign


Virgo


Go to a pilgrimage or anywhere that will soothe your mind. Overthinking is not going to get anything helpful. Spend some quality time with your loved ones and surprise them with a gift. You might buy a vehicle or do some shopping for re-decorating your home. Have faith in God and believe in karma. 

Love Predictions

This week will provide you with mixed results. Do not let go of any opportunity you get to enjoy & have fun with your partner. Don’t let ego or any attitude breathe between you and your partner. At the beginning of the week, try to have food together, this will strengthen your bond. At the mid week, you could go for a romantic movie. It’s advised that you don’t let your neighbours have any say in your life, as this week their hawk eye will be on you. The end of the week is going to be pretty boisterous.

Luck rating 3.5/5

Remedy: Take a break from work and relax.

Click here to know more about your sign: Virgo zodiac sign

Libra


You have to ignore your casual behavior to avoid unnecessary losses. Learn how to manage your personal and professional life, if you really want to have the best of both worlds. Avoid hasty investments and if possible, postpone them. Avoid liquor. Proper anger management is required is required this week. 

Love Predictions

This week promises to be very rewarding for those, who’re in love with their colleague. You’ll have to be vary of your tone, as it could cause havoc in your love life. The beginning of the week looks gratifying, but mid week could be problematic. You’ll face plenty of mood swings in this duration, but due to your partner’s understanding nature, you won’t face any problems in your love life. Weekend promises better things to happen for you. 

Love rating 4.5/5

Remedy: Balance your personal & professional life.

Click here to know more about your sign: Libra zodiac sign

Scorpio


You will feel more inclined toward spiritual activities. You are going to spend great time with your beloved. However, students need to work more to get desired results. Businessmen as well as those who are working in corporate world are going to get profits. 

Love Predictions

This week will comparatively be better, although you are advised not to get impulsive if things don’t pan out the way you want them to. At the start of the week you could find it very tough to meet your partner, normal call & video calling are some great ways to get past that. Mid week will bring you lukewarm results, whereas the week will end on a positive note for you. 

Luck rating 4/5

Remedy: Put more efforts to get desired results.

Click here to know more about your sign: Scorpio zodiac sign

Sagittarius


Thinking is a necessity, but overthinking is harmful. So avoid analysing everything so critically and things will be in your favor. You should go out and enjoy with people you are comfortable with. Popularity will prevail in life of people who are from creative background. Love is in the air. 

Love Predictions

Stay far off from any quarrel. Keep a tab on your anger & never doubt your partner. Although things will be smooth at the start of the week, due to some reason you could find it really hard to meet your beloved. Mid week looks pretty stable as well but you will have to keep your emotions in check. Try sweet talking your way out of all your troubles, come the weekend.

Luck rating 2.5/5

Remedy: Avoid taking stress.

Click here to know more about your sign: Sagittarius zodiac sign


Capricorn


In this week you will get what you have worked for. Your hard work will not go in vain and will accomplish your goals. If there was any pending debt, you will get your money back. Friends and siblings will prove to be a great company to hang out with. You might go for a pilgrimage. 

Love Predictions

This week could get you drunk on love, do not mull about a particular thing as that could be the thorn in your side. Ditch the stubbornness to enjoy the week to the fullest. Understand your partner and make good use of your romantic side this week. The week will start with an aplomb, mid week could lure you towards travelling.The end of the week will give you serenity & peace of mind. The chaos of the week will wash off by the weekend.

Luck rating 4/5

Remedy: Drive carefully and follow traffic rules.

Click here to know more about your sign: Capricorn zodiac sign

Aquarius


Love life as well as the professional life of the natives will blossom in this week. You will enjoy this week a lot and might plan some surprise for your family. Take care of your health even if there is nothing to worry about. Students can now plan to go for higher studies in abroad. 

Love Predictions

The week will be pretty satisfactory for you. If you are alone & searching for your perfect match, choose wisely. The start of the week looks pretty solid but if you find yourself falling for a co-worker, be careful. Mid week will provide beneficial results, you will be able to speak your heart out. The weekend could be a nightmare for some, if words spoken are not well thought.

Luck rating 3.5/5

Remedy: Overthinking should be ignored.

Click here to know more about your sign: Aquarius zodiac sign

Pisces


You might face ups & downs in your professional life. The natives might feel a little sad at times so it’s advised that you avoid such situations which make you feel that way. Improvement in all stratas will be observed at the end of the week. Cooking will attract you and you might spend on household. 

Love Predictions:

This week will be quite indifferent for you in many ways. The week could be pretty shaky in the beginning but as the days will progress, your love life will be in ascendancy. You will have to strike a balance between work & love in mid week. Come the end of the week, you will be able to bare your heart out to your partner, which in turn will help you establish a rock solid bond. 

Luck rating 3/5

Remedy: Avoid negative situations and people.

Click here to know more about your sign: Pisces zodiac sign
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A moment to honour the promulgator of time, Lord Kala Bhairav

Kaal Bhairava is lionized in honour of the Jehovah of Time, Lord Shiva. Also celebrated as Kalashtami, it is the most expedient day devoted to Lord Shiva, and is observed on the eighth day postliminary to the full moon, as per the traditional Hindu calendar. To have a bite of this extensive, detail rich affair involving the “Incarnations”, “rituals” & the “legendary ethos” surrounding this felicitous day, think no more & just read on.



Bhairava, The Promulgator of Time


Kaal Bhairav conjured the holy grail of time for all the galaxies. He rules the universe and controls time. He is venerated by the people to transmute the bad times into good. He helps by guiding them how to organize their time in the best possible way. Generally, the 8th day of the waning moon within every month is an opportune time to pay homage to Kala Bhairava.

Kshetrapal, The Curator Of The Temple


Kala Bhairava is known as Kshetrapal or Kshetrapalaka, meaning the keeper of the temple. As an honor to the Lord, the keys of the temple are submitted to him at the time of closing and similarly, received from him at the time of opening.

Click here to know the Kalashtami Dates for 2016

8 Incarnations Of Bhairava


The eight incarnations of Lord Bhairava are known as Ashta Bhairavas. His eight forms are:

(1) Asithanga Bhairava 
(2) Ruru Bhairava 
(3) Chanda Bhairava 
(4) Krodha Bhairava 
(5) Unmatta Bhairava 
(6) Kapala Bhairava 
(7) Bhishana Bhairava 
(8) Samhara Bhairava

What does the Legend (fox) say …..


According to the Legend, on this day Lord Shiva in the avatar of Mahakaleshwar, minced off Brahma’s fifth head and performed penance. When it comes to why he did this, there are several mythos. According to one such folk tale the Trimurti, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva had an argument over the reason - who is the most powerful. During that argument, Brahma made a remark which infuriated Lord Shiva. He conjured Bhairava, from his body (hair to be precise) and ordered him to bring Brahma’s head to the block. 

Rituals Performed

  1. On this day, devotees of Shiva should get up early, take a bath and offer prayers.
  2. Tarpan is performed and dead ancestors are remembered as well as honored.
  3. On the day of Kalashtami, Staunch devotees of Shiva do not sleep and listen or read stories of Mahakaleshwar.
  4. As Kal Bhairava mounts a black dog, therefore people feed dogs on this day. 

Why Observe Kaal Bhairav Jayanti


Worshipping Lord Bhairav brings consensus and tranquility in the family, maintains health and rebuffs all your troubles. One can get respite from all problems by reading Kaal Bhairav Stotra, Bhairav Tantrokta, Batuk Bhairav Brahma Kawach and Batuk Bhairav Kawach.

We at Astrosage wish you a very promising Kaal Bhairava Jayanti & we hope that this article was as edifying as it was informative. Have a great one !!!!!!
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Weekly Horoscope 2016 (November 21 - 27)

Weekly horoscope from November 21 to November 27, 2016 is going to be week full of surprises. It might get you promotion or might bring a good news for your business. See how this week is going to be for you...

Note: Weekly horoscope is based on your Moon sign. Know your moon sign by clicking here: Moon sign calculator


Aries


The beginning of the week might keep a little stressed due to your financial life. Though there is nothing big to be worried about as things will be better after two or three days. The love life of the married couples as well as the one who are single is going to be full of romance. You need to be careful of your diet. 

Love Predictions: This week is predicted to be pleasant for your love life. Watch out the intensity of your jokes with your partner and try to avoid hurting them unintentionally. The onset of the week might induce mistrust in your relationship. While you might get into arguments with your partner during the middle of the week. Weekend can be expected to be blissful. Married couples will be able to make the most of this week. In spite of doubtfulness and occasional tiffs, you will not feel the decline in love that you share with your beloved. 

Fortune Star: 3/5

Remedy: Keep a check on finances.
Click here to know more about your sign:  Aries zodiac sign

Taurus


Profits are coming in your life from the beginning of the week. But keeping your expenses on check is also very important. Sometimes you will feel that life is going the way you want it to be but the other times as a little dissatisfactory. Tackle your professional life with patience. The family life of the natives is going to be peaceful. 

Love Predictions: This week might put you in situations where you will have to establish balance between your work and love life. Abstain from meeting your partner at an unsecured place during the onset of the week. Middle of the week is predicted to be refreshing and enjoyable. Your beloved will be on your mind this week. Weekend is foreseen to be pleasant for your love life. Light-hearted tiffs bring freshness to the relationship but keep them under control to avoid bigger issues with your partner. 

Fortune Star: 3.5/5

Remedy: Avoid unnecessary expenses.

Click here to know more about your sign: Taurus zodiac sign

Gemini


You will do everything with perfection and will be ahead of time. You might join a gym and work towards your outer appearance. Some relaxed outings are also possible with family and friends. The natives who are working somewhere are going to see improvements in their life and the ones who are into business will also have progress.

Love Predictions: You can expect this week to be gratifying for your love relations. This would be the perfect time to propose your beloved for marriage. The beginning of the week is foreseen to be pleasing. You will get ample opportunities to spend time with your beloved this week. Middle of the week might seem a little drab but week is expected to end very well. If you have plans for entertainment and leisure by the weekend then they can be easily realised. 

Fortune Star: 4/5

Remedy: Praise the Lord.

Click here to know more about your sign: Gemini zodiac sign

Cancer


Spiritual side of your personality will be observed in this week. However, you might not be satisfied with the results you will get out of hard work you have put in. Journeys will bring goodness and profits to you. But make sure you do not take any financial risk. Students are getting full favor. It is suggested to avoid being rude. 

Love Predictions: This week is expected to be bitter-sweet for your love relation. Though married couples need not worry as they can expect to have a good time this week. You might get into arguments and disagreements this week with your beloved. The week might take off a wee bit dull but the mid and the end of the week can be expected to be fun-filled and enjoyable. 

Fortune Star: 3/5

Remedy: Manage your finances wisely and ignore investments.

Click here to know more about your sign: Cancer zodiac sign

Leo 


Sudden journeys are foreseen for you in this week bringing goodness in your life. There are chances that you will not enjoy much in the initial days. Make sure you are not thinking more. The financial life of the natives is going to be good. To bring peace in your life, you can spend some stress free time with dear ones. 

Love Predictions: This week is expected to keep you upbeat and joyous. Though work might keep you away from your beloved, you will succeed in maintaining an equilibrium between work, love and leisure. The onset of the week might find you emotional and vulnerable. Abstain from ruining your relationship with your partner due to your heightened emotions. Mid week and the weekend are predicted to be blissful. Dining out with your beloved and sharing your views and memories with them would manifold the love you two share. 

Fortune Star: 4/5

Remedy: Do not take unnecessary stress.

Click here to know more about your sign: Leo zodiac sign

Virgo


An adventurous life is coming for you. You will accumulate abundant wealth and much more in this week. Your life will be full of colors bringing happiness. You love life will be exactly the way you want it to be, full of romance. Even the professional life of the natives is looking good, give your best to reach your goal. 

Love Predictions: This week is expected to have mixed results for your love relation. You might not get to spend a lot of time with your beloved this week. Hence, try to make the most of those scanty love moments. The week would begin with a craving in you to spend as much time with your beloved as possible. Middle of the week will be able to satiate your desire of being with your partner. Weekend can be expected to be fun-filled and happening. Abstain from being harsh and crude while holding up a conversation with your beloved.

Fortune Star: 3/5

Remedy: Give your best to get desirable job.

Click here to know more about your sign: Virgo zodiac sign

Libra


Competitors might try to rule over your ideas and might succeed in doing so. However, you are getting benefits in most of the tasks. This week is great to think properly about your personal life. Be alert from your business partner as some losses are possible. You will feel relaxed by the end of the week. 

Love Predictions: This week is foreseen to be pleasant for your love life. Excessive work might keep you irritated and you might not get enough time to spend with your beloved. The onset of the week seems to be subtle but try to keep your emotions under control. The middle of the week looks a little dull. Hence, do not be persistent on meeting your beloved this week. Your emotions will be valued by the weekend.

Fortune Star: 3.5/5

Remedy: Give time to your relationship.

Click here to know more about your sign: Libra zodiac sign

Scorpio


The beginning of the week is getting you a time you have been waiting for. Happiness will come via your children or your lover. You might experiment with your professional life but keep an eye on your enemies. The love life of the natives is going fine. The predictions suggest you to be careful while driving. 

Love Predictions: This week is expected to give pleasant results for your love relation. You would get plentiful opportunities to spend time with your beloved. Try to keep a tab on your expenses this week as you might overspend on dining out or entertainment with your partner. You will be able to balance your work along with taking out time for your partner. Middle of the week can be expected to be moderate while the weekend might be a little drab. 

Fortune Star: 3.5/5

Remedy: Be careful from your enemies.

Click here to know more about your sign: Scorpio zodiac sign

Sagittarius


In this week, you might spend on furniture or anything that will enhance your household lifestyle. There are chances that you might want to go for a break. Your children or the young ones from family might nag you. Favorable week is there for you as you are going to be more confident now. You might purchase a new phone or any other gadget. 

Love Predictions: This week urges you to maintain an equilibrium between work and your personal life. You might not get to meet your beloved during the beginning of the week but taking out time for them by the middle of the week and on the weekend will be of utmost importance. Middle of the week will test your ability of multitasking. Week is expected to end on a happy and satisfying note. 

Fortune Star: 3/5

Remedy: Have patience and be calm.

Click here to know more about your sign: Sagittarius zodiac sign

Capricorn


You will be more enthusiastic in this week and will try to give your best in everything you do. You might feel more emotional in this week. Since you are a social person, you will go out with friends and will make new ones. Singles might find love and the married ones will have a blissful time with their partner. Try not to waste time on unnecessary net surfing. 

Love Predictions: This week is expected to have good results for your love relation. You might have to travel for work this week which would keep you away from your beloved for a longer period of time. The week might not begin as per your wish and might seem a wee bit dull. Try to maintain the decorum of your relationship this week. It is advisable to visit a religious or spiritual place during the middle of the week. Weekend is predicted to be blissful.

Fortune Star: 3.5/5

Remedy: Stay focused in your work.

Click here to know more about your sign: Capricorn zodiac sign

Aquarius


Victory is assured for you in legal issues. However, you might be a little tensed due to love life but no need to worry. Just be calm and try to sought out things with proper talk. It is suggested to eat vegetarian food for some time and avoid alcohol consumption. It is also important to talk very carefully so that no one is hurt. 

Love Predictions: Though this week is expected to bear good results for your love relation, your health might need sincere attention. The decline in your health during this week might affect your love life adversely. The onset of the week in foreseen to be pleasant for you. Middle of the week might feel to be a wee bit drab but weekend would come with a promise to return the thrill and fun in your love life. This week is expected to fill your love relation with freshness and vigor. 

Fortune Star: 3/5

Remedy: Speak carefully to avoid disputes. 

Click here to know more about your sign: Aquarius zodiac sign

Pisces


Passionate love life is foreseen for both unmarried and the ones who have their soulmate. Peaceful time with family is assured and improvement will be seen in your professional life. You might get promotion or increment. Children will bring good reasons to smile. You might go out on a vacation with dear ones. Financial life is also looking great. 

Love Predictions: This week might have mixed results for your love life. Abstain from unreasonable doubtfulness as this might turn your love relation sour. Try to strengthen your relationship with more love and understanding this week. Middle of the week can be expected to be gratifying. The bond that you create with your partner this week might go for a long period of time. Weekend might seem to be bleak hence, try to maintain the peace and decorum of your relation.

Fortune Star: 3.5/5

Remedy: Be alert about valuable items.

Click here to know more about your sign: Pisces zodiac sign

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Kartik Purnima Today

Are you all geared-up for the celebration of the most eminent Purnima of all-Kartik Purnima? Kartik Purnima, also known as Dev Diwali or Tripuri Purnima, is the full moon day occurring in the Hindu month of Kartik. This auspicious day provides us with many reasons to celebrate it with much piety and zeal. Read on to know more of this felicitous day and how to make the most of it !



Kartik PurnimaNovember 14, 2016Monday

हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें

Kartik Purnima, also widely known as Dev Diwali or Tripuri Purnima falls on the full moon day in the month of Kartik. This day is particularly celebrated with much enthusiasm as it has many legends associated with it. According to the scriptures, on Kartik Purnima, a demon called Tripura was defeated by Lord Shiva. Mainly, Lord Kartikeya is worshipped on this day along with Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. 

This year, Kartik Purnima will be celebrated on the 14th of November. 

KARTIK PURNIMA: RITUALS


The day of Prabodhini Ekadashi is of particular importance when we talk about Kartik Purnima. As per the scriptures, Chaturmas, Lord Vishnu’s four month long sleep terminated on Prabodhini Ekadashi. Prabodhini Ekadashi marks the onset of many festivities in different parts of India. Many fairs, expos and carnivals begin on Prabodhini Ekadashi and last till Kartik Purnima. 

On Kartik Purnima, devotees perform Kartik Snaan, which is a holy bath to be taken on the eve of Kartik Purnima. Kartik Snaan is performed twice, at sunrise and at moonrise on Kartik Purnima. After the evening Kartik Snaan, devotees perform prayers for Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva, Lord Brahma, Angira Rishi, Lord Surya and Lord Kartikeya. Also, Satyanarayan Katha can be performed on this auspicious day. 

Holy food called Annakoot is offered to God, post all the rituals and prayers. On the day of Kartik Purnima, any sort of violence, shaving, cutting of hair, cutting of trees, plucking of fruits and flowers, crop harvest and sexual union are strictly barred. Making donations, especially of cows, feeding Brahmins and observing fast, on this felicitous day, is believed to be prosperous. Endowment of Gold on Kartik Purnima is believed to be opportune. 

To acknowledge the night of Dev Diwali, lamps are lit in temples for the entire night. In this duration, all temples, places of worship and the Ghats of Varanasi are decorated magnificently. Lighting 360 lamps or 720 wicks at the place of worship of Kartik Purnima is believed to provide Moksha to the doer. In this process of lighting lamps, 360 lamps or 720 wicks symbolise the 360 days and nights of the year. 

On this day, Diyas and lamps are given to priests and flown in water. This day is also known as Kartika Diparatna as the lamps bear the radiance of vividly-hued gems. Areas around sacred plants and trees such as Tulsi, Amla and the sacred Fig are also kept well lit and decorated. According to popular beliefs, by seeing the holy light of these lamps and Diyas birds, animals and other living creatures will attain liberation from this mortal world.

KARTIK PURNIMA: OTHER EVENTS ON THIS DAY


Kartik Purnima is also known to be the day of birth of Matsya which is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu in the form of a fish. Lord Kartikeya, the God of War and son of Lord Shiva, is known to share his birthday with Matsya. Also, Vrinda, the incarnation of Tulsi is believed to be born on Kartik Purnima. 

Kartik Purnima has special significance for the devotees of Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha. As per popular beliefs, on this day, Lord Krishna had adored Goddess Radha and consummated the act of Rasalila with her. 

Apart from these events, Kartik Purnima is also dedicated to Pitrs, the dead ancestors.

MRITYUNJAYA HAVAN


Though performing Maha Mrityunjaya Havan is considered to be auspicious on the day of Purnima but it is not religiously practised. The Havan begins by building a Havan Kund and placing firewood in it. Gradually Ghee is added to the burning fire while chanting the Mantra. The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is used to pray to Lord Shiva. 

Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra 
Om Tryambakam Yajamahe |
Sugandhim Pushti-Vardhanam ||
Urvarukamiva Bandhanan |
Mrityor Moksheeya Maamritat ||

Chanting ‘Om Swaha’ 108 times after chanting the Mantra winds up the Mrityunjaya Havan.

Guru Nanak Jayanti 2016: Honor The Founder Of Sikhism


The auspicious festival of Guru Nanak Jayanti, celebrated by Sikhs residing all over the globe will be celebrated on 14th November this year. The positive vision of Guru Nanak towards life, made a difference in the ideology of the people. His selfless approach towards humanity and his preachings made him the 1st Sikh Guru. It is on his birthday that people celebrate the festival of Guru Nanak Jayanti

We at AstroSage, wish you a very Happy Kartik Purnima !

May this Kartik Purnima and grace your life with prosperity, happiness and abundance !
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Guru Nanak Jayanti Today - Honor The Founder Of Sikhism

The auspicious festival of Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated by Sikhs residing all over the globe. This year it will be celebrated on 14th November. His positive vision towards life, made a difference in the ideology of the people. His selfless approach towards humanity and his preachings made him the 1st Sikh Guru. It is on his birthday that people celebrate the festival of Guru Nanak Jayanti. Let’s learn more about this alluring festival.



Guru Nanak Jayanti also known as Gurpurab is celebrated with a great enthusiasm by Sikh community. In this article, we will share with you the history behind this festival and the reason why it is celebrated. Refer to the article below and observe strongly, the glory of this festival.

Guru Nanak Jayanti 2016: The Background


The auspicious festival of Guru Nanak Jayanti famously known as Prakash Utsav and Gurpurab is celebrated by the disciples of Guru Nanak Dev Ji in the entire world. Though this festival is mainly celebrated by Sikhs, apart from them Nanak Panthi Hindus also follow this festival. The birth of 10 Sikh gurus is regarded as Gurpurab and it is celebrated with great interest globally. 

Guru Nanak Jayanti 2016: About Guru Nanak


The first Guru of Sikhs, Guru Nanak incepted Sikhism. It was on April 15, 1469 when he was born in Rai-Bhoi-Di Talwandi, which is now at Sheikhupura, a district of Pakistan and now known as Nankana Sahib. Guru Nanak Dev ji’s birthday is celebrated on Kartik Purnima (Full Moon night in Hindu month Kartik), as per the traditional Hindu lunar calendar. The Gregorian Calendar shows that Guru Nanak’s birthday falls in the month of November. The relation between Lunatic Calendar and Gregorian Calendar is such that the date changes every year. 

Guru Nanak Jayanti 2016: The Festival


Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated with a great devotion all over the world. The celebration is similar everywhere, only the chants may differ depending on the region. To begin with the celebration, Prabhat Pheri is conducted. It is a ritual in which people sing hymns on the street at 4 A.M. and they greet other Sikh families. It is vibrant and musical. Those who conduct Prabhat Pheri, begins it from Gurudwara. Sikhs follow it religiously and they spread enlightenment by singing beautiful canticles and also by lighting lamps.

Two days prior to the festival, Akhand Path is organized in most of the Gurudwaras. The preachers recite Guru Granth Sahib continuously for 48 hours. Nagar Kirtans are arranged a day before the festival. It is an assembly lead by Panj Pyares. For those of you who are not aware of Panj Pyare, read the following details.

Panj Pyare implies 5 beloved. As mentioned in the history, Guru Nanak inducted 5 men as Panj Pyares.It has been followed since then that 5 men are elected as Panj Pyare. Subtly, they are regarded as the most authentic protectors of the religion. 

Guru Nanak Jayanti 2016: Legend Behind The Evolution Of Panj Pyare


It was the day when many Sikhs assembled as per the invitation given to them by Guru Nanak Dev Ji. He wanted to know who was brave enough, to sacrifice their life for the betterment of mankind. He announced it as an act of honor. The man who can sacrifice his life exemplifies that death cannot haunt them. One man volunteered and he was accompanied by Guru Nanak to the tent. He came out with the blood spilled all over his sword. He then asked for more volunteers and every time he came out with blood on his sword. This process came to an end after he took the 5th man inside the tent. Later, he came out with all five men by his side and they were not at all hurt. He sprinkled holy water on them and announced them as the purest men ever to walk on the face of earth. These 5 men were given the status of Panj Pyare. Guru Nanak then asked them to sprinkle holy water at him too. Since then it has become a ritual to chose 5 pure people, who are then given a distinction of Panj Pyare.

Guru Nanak Jayanti 2016: Nagar Kirtan


One of the prime events of the festival of Guru Nanak Jayanti includes Nagar Kirtan. This procession is lead by The Panj Pyares. They hold a flag called Nishan Sahib and Palki of Guru Granth Sahib. A team of other devotees sing chants in chorus, as they follow the Panj Pyares. They also showcase various arts, like mock battles which involves weapons and martial arts. The event signifies the strength of the Sikh community. 

Many other such events are celebrated during the course of Guru Nanak Jayanti. The Sikhs participate in all these preparations with great enthusiasm and they add more power to the festival. It is one of the most auspicious festival. You will only learn more about it once you will experience it yourself. So make your presence felt at the celebrations of Guru Nanak Jayanti 2016.
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Weekly Horoscope 2016 (November 14 - 20)

Plan your week with this Weekly horoscope 2016, from November 14 to 20. Read the predictions below given by our panel’s expert. Also, read the remedies given. 


Note: Weekly horoscope is based on your Moon sign. Know your moon sign by clicking here: Moon sign calculator


Aries


Arians, a good health will be maintained throughout the week. In the mid-week you may go on a trip. The long hauled projects related to family, can be completed now. This is the correct time. During this, workload might increase, but with this, fame and success will also knock the doors. 

Love Prediction: Though this week is predicted to be pleasant for love relations, minor carelessness might lead to quarrels with your partner this week. Onset of the week will give you ample opportunities to stay in touch with your beloved. Mid week is also predicted to be blissful. This week would be a good time to enjoy leisure activities and entertainment together. Week is expected to end on a happy note. 

Fortune Star: 3/5

Remedy/Treatment: Keep some precaution with the love partner at the weekend.

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Taurus


Taureans, in professional life, favorable time is foreseen. But, only if you do hard work. More than handful of income will be received which might result in increase of expenses. While your health looks stable. Some small trips with friends is possible. Chances are there that you might turn yourself towards the path of spirituality. 

Love Prediction: This week would be a good time to celebrate the bond you share with your beloved. Though keep a tab on your stubbornness. Keep a check on your sensual behaviour and thoughts this week. This week might have a slightly dull start. You might not get to meet your partner as much as you might want to but by the middle of the week you will get opportunities to enjoy fine dining in each others company. Weekend might urge you to spend some quality time together. 

Fortune Star: 3.5/5

Remedy/Treatment: Stay calm and avoid feeling stressed, you can also try Yoga or meditation for the same.

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Gemini


Geminis, your professional life will start with a good note. This week you will be able to surpass all the barriers. In order to get the desired result, you need to be calm. According to your cards, you will spend your most of the time in socializing online. Children will become the reason behind your happiness. Lastly, natives who are from journalism will reap success. 

Love Prediction: This week can be expected to fare well as far as your love relations are concerned. It would be a good time to promote your love relation to a marital one. Try to maintain the faith on each other as mutual trust is the foundation of any relationship. The beginning of the week is predicted to be blissful for you. By the mid of the week your relationship might feel a bit dull but weekend will come with a promise of bringing back the lost charm and romance in your bond with your beloved. 

Fortune Star: 3/5

Remedy/Treatment: Save time for important things.

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Cancer


Cancerians, this week is a blend of favorable and unfavorable outcomes. Luck ratings are also good. You will be able to enjoy your love life now. As it will provide you joy and happiness. Your bank balance will now increase. It is suggested to have patience and avoid being egoistic. The Mantra for you is to Yoga on daily basis.

Love Prediction: Abstaining from quarrels with your lover would heighten the love in your relation. Trying to maintain the peace and harmony in your relation this week would be of utmost importance to you. Those in love with a colleague of theirs are predicted to enjoy the onset of the week the most. Middle of the week promises to induce your relation with love and understanding. Weekend can be expected to be pleasant and fun-filled. Try to maintain the decorum of your relationship this week. 

Fortune Star: 2.5/5

Remedy/Treatment: Perform Yoga for the peace of mind.

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Leo 


Lions, get happy, this week you will receive an ample amount of income. Couples who are married, are likely to receive presents from in laws. Office goers will do great in whatever task they perform. Whereas, in domestic life some problems from children might come up. This week is suggesting you to believe in yourself. Lastly, love birds will have a cherishable moments. 

Love Prediction: This week might be a little unpleasant for those who are romantically involved with someone from a different caste. The week is expected to have a blissful beginning. Try to plan a trip with your beloved to enhance your spiritual self. Middle of the week is predicted to be joyous. Those in love with a colleague will be able to enjoy this week fully. Weekend can be expected to end on a happy note. 

Fortune Star: 3/5

Remedy/Treatment: Don’t think too much about anything. Just believe in yourself.

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Virgo


Virgonians, the beginning of the week looks very fine. However, in the mid-week, you have to think about some matters seriously. You will observe progress this week. This week you might get a chance to meet some old friend. Your love life will be spent in peace along with the bonding getting stronger. 

Love Prediction: Try to keep a tab on your egoistic self this week and keep a watch on your conduct with your beloved. Abstaining from abrupt lashing out and immoral behaviour will give you good results this week. Try to maintain the decorum of your relationship during the onset of the week. Middle of the week and weekend can be expected to fare well. You will be able to establish an equilibrium between your work and your love life this week.

Fortune Star: 3.5/5

Remedy/Treatment: Don’t get stressed about the problems in relationship. Things will get fine in few days.

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Libra


Librans, this week will turn you religious. You will gain a good reputation in the society. In your cards, it is clearly foreseen that money will enter your life. In professional life, some ups and downs might be possible. Your expenses might go up, so have control. The long pending work will get resolved now. 

Love Prediction: You might feel easily irritable this week for some unknown reason. Steering clear from irritation and abrupt mood swings would give you good results this week. The onset of the week can be expected to be quite pleasant for you. Married couples will be able to make the most of this week. Middle of the week might seem a wee bit dull but the weekend is predicted to be fun-filled. You will be able to acknowledge and enjoy the love and romance in your relationship this week. 

Fortune Star: 2.5/5

Remedy/Treatment: Daily expenses will increase but try to control them. 

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Scorpio


Scorpions, favourable results are foreseen if you work extremely hard. This week your financial matters are required to be taken seriously. Whereas, mid-week seems very much favourable. You might plan a journey, which will help you to gain profits. If you work hard, you will certainly achieve success. 

Love Prediction: Try to prioritise your family and love relationship equally this week. This week is predicted to be bitter-sweet for your love relation. Try not to indulge in any discussion related to your love affair with your family members this week. You might get involved in light tiffs with your partner during the onset of the week. Middle of the week is expected to fare well for you. Though weekend might seem a little drab. Try to maintain the decorum of your relationship by the end of the week. 

Fortune Star: 3/5

Remedy/Treatment: Someone from your family might keep an eye on you so be alert. 

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Sagittarius


Sagittarians, this week is a bag of mixed result. If any problem is going on in your married life, then it will likely to get over. Though business life does not seem to be okay. On some situations you might feel stressed. Thus, acting calm will help. With siblings in the house, some quarrels are likely to arise. The suggestion for you is stay focussed on your work, weekend will be enjoyable. 

Love Prediction: This week is predicted to be refreshing and cheerful for your love relation. You would be at the peak of your romantic self. Though, tiffs originating from ego can be expected with your beloved. The week will begin on a positive note. You might experience maturity and stability in your love relation this week. Middle of the week might urge to get involved in squabbles with your partner while the weekend is expected to be a wee bit drab. Try to maintain the decorum of your relationship during weekend. 

Fortune Star: 3/5

Remedy/Treatment: You might get discouraged, but it will be great if you can keep patience.

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Capricorn


Capricorns, week will start with a big bang. Your plans will get successful and will help you to achieve profits. In the mid week, you might feel adventurous and would like to do something adventurous. This week, your relations will improve and happiness will be achieved. Be cautious, chances of getting deceived by someone is possible. 

Love Prediction: Try to refrain from indulging in unnecessary arguments with your beloved this week. Your week might have an emotional beginning. Work and stress at home might keep you away from your beloved this week. Mid of the week can be expected to be pleasant. The week is predicted to end on a happy note. Your efforts to keep your partner happy and satisfied will pan out well. Married couples will be able to make the most of this week. 

Fortune Star: 3/5

Remedy/Treatment: Don’t trust anyone with a blindfold. Stay cautious.

Click here to know more about your sign: Capricorn zodiac sign

Aquarius


Aquarians, promotions are in the cards. Also, you might experience some profitable journeys this week. Just make sure to have control on your anger. Aquarians, who are pursuing their qualifications needs to have focus. An argument with soulmate might occur. Thus, be careful. You are advised to drive carefully in order to avoid mishappenings. 

Love Prediction: Work pressure might keep you away from your beloved this week. Onset of the week will give you ample of opportunities to spend quality time with your beloved. You might get to meet your partner and indulge in leisure and entertainment with them during the middle of the week as well. Meeting and spending time with your lover will fill you up with delight and contentment. Weekend is predicted to be pleasant and upbeat. Withhold from indulging in unnecessary arguments with your beloved.

Fortune Star: 3/5

Remedy/Treatment: Don’t let ego or anger come in between your relationship; otherwise a bad tiff is possible.

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Pisces


Pisceans, in the beginning of the week some challenges might be faced. Electronics gadgets that connects you from other might be a troublesome. In the mid-week things are looking great. You might plan a date for movie or dinner with your soulmate. It would be great if you maintain the distance from betting. Just show your talent and make others crazy for you. 

Love Prediction: This week can be expected to be favourable for your love relation. You might treat yourself and your lover with a nice romantic meal. Indulging in entertainment and leisure activities with your love partner is also on the cards. Do not plan to meet your beloved under risky conditions during the middle of the week. Weekend is predicted to be pleasant. If you have just gotten into a love relationship, then try to keep a tab on your emotional self this week.

Fortune Star: 3/5

Remedy/Treatment: Avoid driving after drinking.

Click here to know more about your sign: Pisces zodiac sign

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Dev Uthani Ekadashi 2016 Muhurat

Dev Uthani Ekadashi is a day devoted to Lord Vishnu. As per popular beliefs, Lord Vishnu woke up on this day after sleeping on Dev Shayani Ekadashi. Read on to know more about this auspicious day !


Ekadashi Tithi begins11:21 AM10 November 2016
Ekadashi Tithi Ends09:12 AM11 November 2016
Ekadashi Parana Muhurat06:41 AM to 08:51 AM12 November 2016

Dev Uthani Ekadashi


Dev Uthani Ekadashi or Prabodhini Ekadashi is believed to be a very propitious day. Prabodhini Ekadashi, literally meaning ‘the awakening eleventh’, is celebrated on the Ekadashi tithi of Shukla Paksha in the month of Kartik. This day is devoted to Lord Vishnu and is celebrated to acknowledge the end of his sleep which had begun on Dev Shayani Ekadashi. The legend associated with this day has given it many names like Dev Uthani Ekadashi, Dev-Prabodhini and Deothan. 


Dev Uthani Ekadashi: Date & Timing


This year, Dev Uthani Ekadashi will be celebrated on the 10th of November which is the Ekadashi tithi of Shukla Paksha of the month of Kartik. The fast of Dev Uthani Ekadashi should ideally be broken at Parana Muhurat and should be terminated by Dwadashi Tithi which falls on the succeeding day. 

The Muhurat timing for Ekadashi Parana Muhurat is 06:41 AM to 08:51 AM on 12 November 2016. Ekadashi Tithi begins at 11:21 AM on 10 November 2016. Ekadashi Tithi Ends at 09:12 AM on 11 November 2016. 

Dev Uthani Ekadashi: Legend 


According to the popular legend, the irregular sleeping pattern of Lord Vishnu was leading to a lot of problems on Prithvi Lok and for the Devas. Sometimes Lord Vishnu would sleep for days incessantly and sometimes he wouldn’t sleep at all. This made Goddess Lakshmi upset and concerned. Because of Lord Vishnu’s erratic sleeping pattern Devas had to wait for days to meet him. Moreover, the Asuras were taking advantage of this fact and were spreading Adharma on Prithvi Lok. After consistent requests by Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Vishnu decided to come up with a solution for this problem. 

In the meantime, Devas informed Lord Vishnu of the theft of Vedas by a demon called Sankhyayan. After fighting for days on end, Lord Vishnu defeated Sankhyayan and got back the Vedas from him. After the exhausting fight and reacquisition of Vedas, Lord Vishnu slept on Ashadha Ekadashi for four months uninterruptedly and woke up on Kartik Ekadashi. Hence, the day of Kartik Ekadashi is also known as Prabodhini Ekadashi. This legend gave birth to the celebrations of Dev Uthani Ekadashi. 

Dev Uthani Ekadashi: Celebration


On the day of Dev Uthani Ekadashi, devotees take a holy bath, early in the morning, and perform the ritual of marriage of Tulsi plant and Lord Vishnu. This ritual is also called Tulsi Vivah

The fast of Prabodhini Ekadashi begins on Dashmi, a day before Ekadashi, and continues till Dwadashi, which is the day after the day of Ekadashi. The fast should be broken on Dwadashi, as per the Parana Muhurat.


Dev Uthani Ekadashi: Significance


It is believed that Dev Uthani Ekadashi is one of the ways to attain salvation. If one celebrates Dev Uthani Ekadashi with utmost sincerity and follows all the rituals with absolute devotion, then he/she will receive Moksha after death and will be able to reach Vishnu Lok. The day of Dev Uthani Ekadashi is also known to have the boon to give Moksha to the souls of one’s ancestors.

This day is observed in different ways all over the country. Let’s take a look at a few of them:

Dev Uthani Ekadashi: Maharashtra

In Maharashtra, the day of Dev Uthani is devoted to a reincarnation of Lord Vishnu, Lord Vithoba. This day is celebrated with much fervor at Pandharpur where devotees assemble in huge numbers for a period of five days. The prayers and festivities held at Pandharpur are also known as Sarkari Puja.

Dev Uthani Ekadashi: Rajasthan

In Rajasthan, Dev Uthani Ekadashi takes a more fun avatar. Devotees celebrate this auspicious day in the form of Pushkar Mela at Pushkar in Rajasthan. The festivities beginning on Ekadashi end by Kartik Purnima. Pushkar Mela is organised to worship Lord Brahma and to put together Asia’s largest Camel Fair. It is believed that taking a holy bath in Pushkar lake on this particular day brings one closer to attaining Moksha. 

Dev Uthani Ekadashi: Gujarat

In Gujarat, it is believed that Lord Vishnu resides around Mt. Girnar during Dev Uthani Ekadashi. Hence, the devotees organise a two day long parikrama around the mountain to pay their respect and ardor. Every year, about 80,000 devotees gather around Mt. Girnar for worshipping Lord Vishnu on this particular day.

Make the most of this Dev Uthani Ekadashi by performing all the rituals with utmost dedication and at accurate Muhurats. May Lord Vishnu bless you with his choicest blessings!

We at Astrosage, wish you a very Happy Dev Uthani Ekadashi!
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