Dev Uthani Ekadashi, Auspicious Muhurat & Puja Vidhi

Auspicious time for marriages has begun! Find out more about religious significance of this day, puja vidhi and auspicious muhurat.

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Dev Uthani Ekadashi, popularly known as Prabodhini Ekadashi, is an auspicious festival devoted to Lord Vishnu, and holds high significance in Hindu mythology. It is celebrated on the eleventh day and Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha in the month of Kartik. It is widely believed that Lord Vishnu, the Preserver, woke up on this day after falling asleep on Dev Shayani Ekadashi.


Dev Uthani Ekadashi Muhurat


Ekadashi Tithi Begins19.05 PM30/Oct/2017
Ekadashi Tithi Ends18.57 PM31/Oct/2017

The above muhurat is for New Delhi. Find for your city: Dev Uthani Ekadashi Muhurat


Parana Muhurat



Parana Time06:36 to 08:47November 1, 2017

Parana, which means breaking the fast, is carried out on the next day of Ekadashi, i.e. on Dwadashi or Twelfth day. 


Puja Rituals to be Followed

  • Devotees must take a holy bath early in the morning.
  • Perform the auspicious ritual of Tulsi Vivah and marrying Tulsi plant with Lord Vishnu. 
  • Start fasting from the previous day, i.e. Dashmi, and break during the Parana muhurat.

Significance Of Dev Uthani Ekadashi


Worshipping Lord Vishnu with a pure heart and fasting diligently on Dev Uthani Ekadashi leads to heaven. It is believed that following the ritual properly can help you attain Moksha and attain peace for the souls of your ancestors. Here are different patterns of observing Dev Uthani Ekadashi in various states of India:

  • Maharashtra: A Maharashtrian pattern, this day is dedicated to another form of Lord Vishnu called Lord Vithoba.
  • Rajasthan: A Rajasthani pattern, it is held in Pushkar and is observed with the beginning of Pushkar Mela, a fair held in honor of Lord Brahma.
  • Gujarat: A Gujarati pattern, devotees perform the Parikrama (circumambulation) around Mount Girnar for 2 days to please the Lord.

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Weekly horoscope – 30 October - 05 November 2017

How fortunate will your life be this week? Here is the current week's forecasts for you according to your zodiac signs. Explore and see what components may turn out to be positive for your situation, and what are the areas you need to be aware of.

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Saturn is a friendly planet but people consider it as a malefic one. It is the disciplinarian planet and holds a vital role in people’s life. Hence, its transit will affect all 12 zodiac and bring some major changes in their lives. Let’s know them here.


These predictions are based on your moon sign. Calculate yours: Moon sign Calculator

Aries


This week, you’ll focus more on adding to your income. However, expenses will increase, but in comparison to that your income will be better. You will receive positive results due to some hard work done in the past. Due to a busy schedule, you won’t be able to give enough time to your family. Your siblings will support you. Maintain decent relationships with women, as there are chances of you getting involved in disputes or arguments and creating a bad impression.

Love Predictions: This will be a mixed week for matters related to love and relationships. Beginning will be good, moving on to a fine midweek and ending with a weekend full of arguments and conflicts. You might plan for a love marriage, but will have to face strong opposition. If married, you might end up fighting with your spouse.

Fortune Star: 3.5/5

Remedy: Offer water from a copper tumbler to Lord Sun during sunrise.


Taurus


After working hard and devoting your time within your workplace, you might have to wait for the results. Income will be stable, but your expenses might increase. Family life will be normal, but there are chances of occasional conflicts arising. You will feel excited about facing several challenges and use your skills to overcome any issue. Students will perform well in studies and attain success. It will be an auspicious time for your kids.

Love Predictions: It is a favourable period for love-related matters. Beginning will be normal, midweek excellent and weekend really good. You’ll feel a sense of love and closeness towards your lover, but try to compose your feelings and stay in your limits. Your spouse may attain success.

Fortune Star: 3.5/5

Remedy: Worship Goddess Durga.


Gemini


You will take interest in religious activities and events. Your father will come across a major achievement. Your family life will be balanced, but there are chances of conflicts arising from time to time. Mother’s health may decline. You will get support from siblings. Your kids will enjoy this phase. Students have to drown themselves in their studies. You’ll be benefited from various resources.

Love Predictions: Starting and midweek will be good, ending with a general weekend. You may go on a trip with your lover. If married, you might face some challenges, although try to avoid any kind of argument.

Fortune Star: 3/5

Remedy: Worship Lord Vishnu and offer Sandalwood or Chandan.


Cancer


The beginning of the week can be quite disturbing for you and cause physical pain. You’ll be surrounded by self-doubt and confusion. Family life will be fine. Your siblings might face some difficulties during this period. In case you’re married and have children, they will excel in their fields. Students will be attentive with their studies and work really hard to achieve their goals. Your expenses may increase, so try to add to your income resources.

Love Predictions: This week will be fine for couples in love. Beginning will be a little weak, midweek good and weekend average. You might start a new relationship and would devote your time and heart to it. You’ll spend some quality time with your partner. If married, there are chances you might end up arguing with your spouse.

Fortune Star: 3/5

Remedy: Worship Lord Shiva and offer white flowers and wheat.


Leo


Although your level of income will exceed the expenditure, but still you’ll spend a good amount of money. You’ll be filled with energy and enthusiasm throughout this week. Your communication skills will improve. You may plan to go on trips to short distance. Your family life will be blissful, and you may earn from your property and estates. Your kids will spend a good time. It’s an ideal period for students, who will give their 100% in studies.

Love Predictions: The beginning of the week will be good for matters related to love. Midweek will be weak, but the weekend will be fantastic. There might be a slight disbalance in the compatibility shared between you and your lover. There can be the beginning of a new relationship, from which you’ll expect a lot more. Your married life will get better, and you’ll be able to understand each other well.

Fortune Star: 4/5

Remedy: Worship Lord Sun and Shwetark tree.


Virgo


You might end up facing unwanted disputes and get involved in arguments. Your expenses will increase in the beginning but will come to a halt in the middle of the week. There might be some issues in family life. You’ll come across opportunities to gain income from property and real estates. There will be monetary profits. As you’ve performed exceptionally well in the workplace, your reputation will grow. Your kids might face some issues. Students will go into deep thinking, but this will affect their concentration.

Love Predictions: This period will be challenging for couples in love. Be very cautious with the fact that you won’t end up offending your partner in any manner, as it can affect your bond and love you share. It will be a normal time for married couples, although health of your spouse might be low. On the other hand, there will be monetary gains through him/her.

Fortune Star: 3/5

Remedy: Worship Lord Ganesha and offer fresh Durva grass.


Libra


Constant efforts will lead to success, although you have to stop being lazy and procrastinate things. Your siblings will support you on every step. You'll feel ecstatic and spend a lot more, hence crossing your limits. On the other hand, your income levels will diminish, therefore keep a tab on your spendings. There might be tensions within the family. Mother’s health may decline. Children will do well and filled with enthusiasm. Students will study with full dedication.

Love Predictions: It will be a mixed period for lovers. You’ll spend a great deal of time with your partner. You’ll feel satisfied with your love life and understand your partner’s feelings well. Things might get a bit tense if married. You both might end up arguing over petty issues. Your spouse’s health will be low, so take good care.

Fortune Star: 3/5

Remedy: Offer red flowers in the temple of Maa Lakshmi.


Scorpio


There will be a balance in the family life, and you’ll be pretty happy and satisfied about it. There are chances of monetary gains along with a possibility of growing expenses. You will be full of energy and complete every task with efficiency and attention. Be polite with women around you. Your children might plan going abroad for studies. Students might face problems focusing on their studies and being attentive, although they will end up attaining positive results. You may have to travel abroad due to work commitments. Stay alert as there are chances of you ruining relations with seniors.

Love Predictions: It would be good week for lovers to resolve any matter or move forward in relationship. Although, the week will be full of romance as well as small fights altogether. You may go for a party and movie with your lover. If married, you will experience the blissful moments with your partner and even go on long-distance trips.

Fortune Star: 4/5

Remedy: Pour raw milk on Banyan Tree and apply Tilak on your forehead using the wet soil.


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Sagittarius


You’ll work really hard throughout this week and achieve profitable results. You’ll be highly active. Be attentive, as there are chances of you getting stuck in workplace controversies. There is a strong possibility that you might end up getting a high position along with monetary increase. You may go on a long-distance journey. Siblings will be very supportive of your actions. Things can go wrong between you and your children. Partnership in business will prove to be profitable. Students will perform well and focus on their studies. 

Love Predictions: It will be a mixed week for matters related to love. Although your love and bond will strengthen, and you’ll make constant efforts in maintaining the peace. You might think of marrying the one you love and get successful. If married, you’ll spend quality time with your life partner.

Fortune Star: 4/5

Remedy: Apply Kesar Tilak on your forehead and worship Banana tree.


Capricorn 


Your priority will be your family as well as adding to your finances. You’ll feel mentally stressed out. You may plan to go on trips to a shorter distance. You will get positive results, but don’t do anything that can go against company policies. Seniors and co-workers will support you. Siblings will walk with you and support wholeheartedly. Expenses will likely to grow. Utilize your skills and knowledge in the right places in order to attain a good position.

Love Predictions: It will be good week for affairs related to love. Couples can go on a long distance journey. Also, you might go to movies, lunch or dinner. If you are married, stay attentive. Do not doubt your partner’s intentions and look after his/her health.

Fortune Star: 3.5/5

Remedy: Chant Hanuman Chalisa regularly.


Aquarius


Stars are in your favour regarding monetary gains. You will evaluate and create strategies which will prove to be successful in the near future. You’ll dominate your opponents. Drive the vehicle carefully. Try to stay in your limits and avoid sensual thoughts. Expenses will be constant. You will emerge victorious in the debate. There might be difference between you and your siblings. Mother's health is likely to be decline. Your child will spend a good time. There is also a favorable time for students.

Love Predictions: It will be a week with mixed situations for lovers. You need to try and make ideal efforts to keep your relationship warm and full of love. If married, you will attain progress within the society through spouse. The health of your spouse may decline. Both can plan and go on a long-distance trip.

Fortune Star: 3/5

Remedy: Worship Shani Dev and offer blue flowers.


Pisces


There will an increase in expenses at the beginning of the week, but you’ll be able to cut back on your spendings. Your mind will be inclined towards spiritual activities. Financial profits will pave their way into your life. You might have to travel half-heartedly to certain places. Do not take any unwanted actions against the government or you might suffer major loss. Siblings will surely support you. 

Love Predictions: Your love life will be full of ups and downs for this week. Do not doubt on your lover/partner’s intentions. If married, you’ll experience top-class luxuries with your lover. There are possibilities of conflicts arising in your relationship, which you’ll overcome with your love.

Fortune Star: 3.5/5

Remedy: Offer water to Peepal Tree and do not touch it.


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Saturn transit in Sagittarius, Know its effects!

Saturn’s movement will bring big changes. Saturn is transiting in Sagittarius zodiac sign on 26th October 2017. Know how will it affect your profession, health, finance, etc.

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Saturn is a friendly planet but people consider it as a malefic one. It is the disciplinarian planet and holds a vital role in people’s life. Hence, its transit will affect all 12 zodiac and bring some major changes in their lives. Let’s know them here.

Aries


You’ll face difficulties and tensions at work, which might distress you. Take control of the situation and mould it your way...Read More

Taurus


You need to keep a check on your words and the tone you use while speaking them...Read More

Gemini


You’ll achieve fame and glory this year with your continuous efforts at work, howbeit there will be some troubles in your marital life...Read More

Cancer


Arguments might arise between you and your partner; if not taken care of they might escalate into something big...Read More

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Leo


People who are already in love will consider going for a love marriage this year, albeit there will be some hurdles...Read More

Virgo


Chances are that you might consider changing your current residence and relocate somewhere new. You might get short tempered and lose your temper over someone...Read More

Libra


Your determination would increase, and you’ll be inclined towards achieving greater things in life. This period indicates suffering of younger siblings...Read More

Scorpio


Arguments and tiffs might breathe in your relations which if not taken proper care of might escalate into sour patches in the relationships...Read More

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Sagittarius


This period won’t be easy for you, as it’ll give birth to mental unrest and anxiety. Any health issue that you previously treated as minor should not be avoided and be taken seriously...Read More

Capricorn


You’ll spend lavishly which might increase your losses or maybe manifold it for some.Going for an overseas trip or to a foreign land is highly likely to happen...Read More

Aquarius


Chances of getting many opportunities at work are at an all time high. The life that you dreamed of might turn into a reality this year. You will earn tremendously...Read More


Pisces


Expenses might exceed your income. It’s advised that you keep tabs on your expenditure and think cautiously before spending on anything...Read More

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Chhath Puja Today, Know its Significance

Know religious importance of Chhat Puja. Find out why Lord Sun is worshipped on this day, and what is the correct puja vidhi to follow.

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One of the major festivals celebrated after Diwali is Chhat Puja. This festival is primarily celebrated in Bihar, Jharkhand, U.P. and Delhi regions. 

Lord Sun is highly worshipped on this day. This festival is observed from the fourth day of Shukla Paksh till the seventh day. Every day has its own significance. As per the rituals, first day is denoted as “Nahaye-Khaye”, second as “Kharna”, third as “Sandhya Arghya” and fourth as “Suryodya Arghya”. 

Sunrise and Sunset Time for Chhat Puja Muhurat



Time of Sunrise
Morning 06:28 AM
Time of Sunset
Evening 17:41 PM

Note: The above timings for Sunrise and Sunset are for New Delhi, India. Know the stated timings for your city: Sunrise and Sunset Timings for Chhath Puja Muhurat 

Important Dates


Occasion
Date
Day
Tithi
Nahaye-Khaye
24 October 2017
Tuesday
Fourth
Kharna
25 October 2017
Wednesday
Fifth
Sandhya Arghya
26 October 2017
Thursday
Sixth
Suryodya Arghya
27 October 2017
Friday
Seventh

Puja Vidhi and Rituals


  • Nahaye-Khaye  It means consuming food after taking a pure, holy bath. Devotees take bath in a pond or holy river to wash off their sins and purify their mind, body and soul. Only after this food, consisting of chapatis, Lauki ki Sabzi (Gourd vegetable), Chane ki Daal (gram pulse) etc., is prepared with utmost hygiene.

  • Kharna  Devotees abstain from food and water and fast on this day. In the evening, a sweetened pudding called Kheer is prepared with rice and Jaggery and Gur along with chapatis baked on a new pan. Worshippers eat this Kheer with fresh fruits and distribute as prasad. During this time, people sing songs and make merry.

  • Sandhya Arghya  This is the most important day of all with people fasting all day long. People decorate any nearby pond or river’s dock (ghat) with candles and diyas. Baskets are decorated and Fruits, Thekua (made with wheat flour and jaggery), Radish, Coconut, Betel Leaf, Cloves, Cardamom and so on are kept inside of it. During the sunset, Lord Sun is worshipped and offered all these items while standing in the water.

  • Suryodaya Arghya  Also called as Parna, this wraps up the occasion and is the last day of festivity. People reach the Ghats before sunrise and sing holy songs about Chhat. With sun rising in the sky, devotees offer water and pray. After that, prasad is distributed amongst all. Worshippers break their fast by eating jaggery and ginger.


Religious Importance 


Chhat Puja is known to mark the prominence of Lord Sun in our lives. Devotees fast throughout this occasion. As per Hindu mythology, Chhat Goddess is the sister of Lord Sun, which is why he is worshipped to make her happy and seek her blessings.
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Weekly horoscope – 23-29 October 2017

How lucky will your life be this week? Here is this week’s predictions for you as per your zodiac signs. Read and learn what factors might prove to be favorable in your case, and what are the areas you must look out for.





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Aries


Take a good care of your health. You might face difficulties within your workplace and struggle with the target, but with sheer determination and hard work, you’ll be able to overcome all your challenges. You won’t be able to give enough time to your family due to work commitments, leading to conflicts and disagreements in the family. There can be arguments between business partners. Siblings will purely support you in every case. There might be differences with the children. Students will work hard with full concentration to gain success.

Love Predictions: This week will bring by mixed results and situations. Starting will be slow, moving to a good midweek and ending to a normal weekend. People in long-term relationships will try to take the next step towards marriage. Married couples might end up having verbal clashes, but proper communication is the ultimate key to resolve differences.

Fortune Star: 3/5

Remedy: Donating Black Urad pulse will be beneficial for you. 


Taurus


Your efforts will be acknowledged and you’ll be hopeful for the rewards and success flowing along with it. You might end up going on a long journey. Family life will be good, but there are chances of disputes arising regarding the property. You might end up winning a lottery. Your financial status will be good and you’ll be able to pay off your previous debts. Your kids will be happy, and students will perform well.

Love Predictions: This week, you’ll be high on love and romance. Beginning and middle of the week will be good, ending on an average weekend. You’ll spend quality time with your love. Married people might encounter some issues. Give enough time to your life partner. Your spouse might come across some gains, and go on a journey overseas.

Fortune Star: 3.5/5

Remedy: Donate Jaggery and Black Gram or Gud-Chana on Tuesday. 


Gemini


Beginning of the week will be slightly slower. There will be a significant increase in your expenses. Midweek will be good, followed by a spiritually-soaked weekend. At this point, you may feel lonely. On the other hand, you might buy or invest in a property. You will continue to dominate your opponents. Siblings will support and cooperate with you. Children might become a little stubborn during this time. Students will enjoy studying and improving their skills. You can expect benefits from government. There are chances of some profitable gains during this time.

Love Predictions: This week will be suitable for love matters. Starting will be slow, followed by a good midweek and ending on a better note. You will strengthen your bond of love with your partner/life partner. Your spouse can stumble across some major advantages.

Fortune Star: 3.5/5

Remedy: Worship the Holy Cow.


Cancer


Family life will be blissful. Do not get involved in any kind of argument and brawl. People associated with marketing and media will be benefited. Your kids will improve tremendously, and siblings will contribute to your success and gains. Students will focus on their studies and work towards achieving the targets. Personal life will be affected due to certain situations but everything will be slowly back to normal. Your career can improve during this period. Unemployed people might come across great job opportunities. You can go on short trips.

Love Predictions: The week’s beginning will be generic, midweek good and weekend normal. You may get involved in a new relationship filled with passion and excitement. Stay calm in regard with love matters. If already in a relationship, try getting your partner a bit more and take out plenty of time to spend with each other. There are chances of conflicts arising in married life, hence think through before arguing.

Fortune Star: 3.5/5

Remedy: Worship Lord Shiva and offer him White flowers while worshipping. 


Leo


You may have to face some difficulties in your family life. There will be a lot of pressure on you within the workplace. Those who have government jobs might gain some profits. There will be an increase in your financial balance. You will help your siblings. Children will have a great time while students will deliver good results in their studies.

Love Predictions: There could be a beginning of a new relationship, but avoid putting in too much efforts or trust all of a sudden. Observe and take your time. If already in a relationship, do not hurry and share everything with your partner. Plan to go somewhere on a trip. People who are married will have a normal week, although spouse’s health won’t be that good.

Fortune Star: 3/5

Remedy: Worship Lord Vishnu and offer water to Sun Lord.


Virgo


You will be full of energy this week and devoted towards every task. As a result, you will make progress within your workplace and financially benefited. Avoid arrogance in your behaviour and being an egoistic person. Do not let creative ideas overshadow your work. You might make a short trip. Your children might face some problems and students won’t be able to perform as well as they are capable of. In this case, be polite and gentle while making them understand. 

Love Predictions: It will be an average week for love matters. You can feel a sense of detachment and irritation in your relationship, which can weaken your bond. Do not let it overpower you and stay faithful towards your partner. If married, this week will help you enlighten up your romance. Small tiffs are possible.

Fortune Star: 3.5/5

Remedy: Donate red-colored clothes.


Libra


With an increase in revenues, there will be an equivalent rise in expenses. You will spend a good fortune on yourself as well as on your relatives with an open heart. There might be certain disputes in family life, one active reason being your over-burdened work schedule, busy lifestyle and your inability to give time to your family. Students will be diligent in their studies, although they might lack focus at some points. Children may encounter health problems. You may have sleep troubles or eye infection.

Love Predictions: This week will provide mixed results in case of love. You might go far away from your lover due to certain reasons, but constant communication is the key to maintain the love and closeness. Those married might indulge in a big fight with their spouse. Also, there can be a health decline in your partner’s health, so take good care and be lovable and calm.

Fortune Star: 3/5

Remedy: Worship the Holy Cow and feed her balls made out of wheat dough.


Scorpio


You will be mentally and emotionally satisfied as well as at peace. There is a possibility that your expenses might increase, so keep a tab on your cash flow. Your confidence level will improve and remain strong. Your siblings may have to face some difficulties. You can go on a long journey. Father's health may remain weak. You might feel lonely at times. You’ll receive a great support from superiors in the workspace. Your child can act stubborn, whereas students might face difficulty studying.

Love Predictions: In case of love matters, it will be very good week. You will find ample opportunities to romance with partner and make beautiful memories. You can possibly go for a walk, have a nice dinner or lunch with your partner. If married, you will spend quality time with your partner.

Fortune Star: 3/5

Remedy: Offer water to Sun Lord.


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Sagittarius


You might go on a long-distance travel. Along with rising expenditure, your income will improve. There is a possibility of financial profit. Your way of speaking might go down. There can be arguments within the family. House rents coming from ancestral property will work as an asset. You can also purchase a new property. Your mother’s health might get down during this time. Your siblings might go abroad. Children will understand their responsibilities and students will work really hard. You will get support from senior officers within the workplace.

Love Predictions: This week will be good for love. Beginning of the week and the middle seems very nice ending with a great weekend. The intensity and affinity of love between you and your lover will increase. There are chances of a love marriage, so any couple aiming to take their relationship to next level can grab the opportunity. Also, you’ll be able to persuade family members for love marriage. Marital life will be balanced. Benefit via spouse is also possible.

Fortune Star: 4/5

Remedy: Apply a Kesar Tilak on your forehead and offer water to Peepal tree.


Capricorn 


You will be financially benefited. You might feel stressed and frustrated due to certain thoughts. You’ll make progress within the workplace, although there can be certain conflicts with seniors in the office. Avoid such cases. People working in government sectors might be benefited. You’ll be capable of delivering your projects on time. People might doubt your capabilities and skills within the workplace, so make sure to tackle it professionally. Your mother will be healthy, but there can be a slight decline in father’s health.

Love Predictions: Try to maintain a balance between relationships, are this week is filled with lots of challenges. Stay decent and in your limits while approaching any situation. Do not try to do anything which can hamper your partner’s reputation as well as your image. If married, do not let doubts seep into your bond. You can go to parties and trips with the partner.

Fortune Star: 3.5/5

Remedy: Offer milk to Lord Shiva.


Aquarius


You’ll be highly devoted towards your work, but extreme efforts will surely tire you off. Due to this, you might have to compromise on your health. Take good care of your health during working hours. You can contract eye-related diseases, so avoid rubbing eyes with dirty hands. You will be religiously inclined and do charity. You can go on a pilgrimage and long journeys. Look after your father’s health, as there might be a slight decline. There are chances of you getting financially benefited.

Love Predictions: It will be a nice week for couples in love. You’ll be able to give proper time to your lover, although stay in your limits and be decent. You might plan to go on a casual trip. Married couples will spend a good time with each other. You might get good news from your in-laws.

Fortune Star: 3/5

Remedy: Worship Lord Shani with a pure heart and offer Mustard oil.


Pisces


You might suffer from mental stress and stay tensed most of the times. There are chances of you travelling on a long journey. You might feel doubtful regarding any case and situation. You’ll be focussed on completing your task. Your siblings will support you at every step. Your business will surely flourish. There will be ups and downs in your workplace. You might suffer from physical pain, so take good care of your health. Your interests will rise in favour of spirituality. 

Love Predictions: It will be a mixed week for people in love. This week, you might end up going on a long, refreshing journey with your partner. Those married will see an improvement in their love life. You’ll spend a good time with your partner and make enchanted memories filled with small knicks-knacks.

Fortune Star: 3.5/5

Remedy: Chant Brihaspati Mantra.


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Bhaidooj Today: Customs, Auspicious Muhurat & Puja Vidhi

Cherish the everlasting bond of love! Read out what makes Bhaidooj so special, and what customs must be followed when carrying out the tilak ceremony.


Bhaidooj is widely known as one of the significant Hindu festivals, and holds a great mythological significance. It highlights the pure, naive and unbreakable bond between a brother and sister and their love for each other. In other local cultures, it is also known as Bhai Teeka, Bhrat Dwitya, Yam Dwitiya etc. It occurs the day after Diwali, the festival of lights.

On this occasion, sisters pray for a long and prosperous life for their brothers, and apply tilaks on their forehead. Then, the brothers bless them with all their heart and give them lots of gifts.




Here is the auspicious muhurat & puja vidhi to follow. Read out the customs and find out different mythological connections and importance of this beautiful occasion.


Bhaidooj Muhurat 2017


DateStarting TimeEnding TimeDuration
21 October, 2017 (Saturday)13:13:4615:29:562 Hour 16 Minute

These timings are applicable for New Delhi (locally). Know the muhurat time for your city: Bhaidooj Muhurat

Rituals and Puja Vidhi



Here are the customs you must follow on this day:

  • Prepare a plate with flowers, vermillion or kumkum, fruits, betel nuts, sandalwood paste and rice.
  • Mark a specific area, outline it with rice and make your brother sit within it.
  • Apply tilak when the auspicious muhurat begins, perform an aarti on him and offer him fruits, crystallized sugar, betel leaf and nut.
  • The brother presents his sister with gifts, vows to protect her with his life and protect her dignity. 

For more details about the rituals, read this page: Bhaidooj 2017


Mythological Legend & Beliefs


Every Hindu festival portrays a substantial history filled with momentous beliefs and customs. There are two very popular enthralling stories behind the origin of Bhaidooj. Read them below:

Saga of Yam and Yami

Yam and Yamuna, being the children of Sun God, were brother and sister. As per the legend, Yam paid a visit to his sister, which became a tradition, where Yamuna would shower lots of love and make him eat from her hands. She would apply tilak and pray for his life. When asked what she wants, she wished for her brother to visit her every year. From that day, the festival of Bhaidooj came into sight.

Tale of Krishna and Subhadra 


After killing devil Narkasur, Subhadra, his sister, welcomed Lord Krishna with flowers, sweets and applied tilak on his forehead, praying for his long life.


Bhai Dooj In Different States


Bhai Dooj is known by different names in various parts of/outside India. It is called Phota festival in West Bengal, Bhao Beej in Maharashtra, Bhai Tihar in Nepal and much more. Names are different, but the feeling is mutual- pure love for each other.

AstroSage wishes you a very blissful Bhai Dooj.
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