Venus Transit in Virgo Tomorrow, Know Its Influence

Venus transit will be lucky for 9 Zodiac signs! Venus transit in Virgo tomorrow, read here to know its astrological significance and influence on your life as well as the lives of the natives of other Zodiac signs.

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Significator of love, beauty, art and life partner, Venus will transit in Virgo sign tomorrow on August 1, 2018 at 12:41 in the afternoon. It will remain in this sign till 11:46 PM on Saturday, September 1, 2018. This transit will be highly significant and fortunate for the natives of 9 signs. This transit duration will be highly blissful for them as success in career and business, happiness in family and married life, and high monetary gains are predicted. At the same time, the natives of Aries, Sagittarius and Pisces may not get favourable outcomes during this period. Now, take a look at how this transit will influence the lives of the natives of all 12 Zodiac signs:


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ARIES


With this planetary movement, there would be a massive increase in the number of your opponents. As a result...Read More

TAURUS


It would be a period, in which you will be showered with the love you have desired for, along with...Read More

GEMINI


A wish that you have desperately been waiting to come true, would be fulfilled. Furthermore...Read More

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CANCER


Monetary gains coupled with support from your subordinates would make...Read More

LEO


You might get amazed by the frequency of the gains that would keep you loaded with...Read More

VIRGO


You would gain an upper hand over your enemies and defeat them. You might also...Read More

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LIBRA


There would be an increase in expenses accompanied by an inflow of income. Chances of...Read More

SCORPIO


This transit would bring about a period of success in love matters, and would...Read More

SAGITTARIUS


This transit period may invite health issues and mental stress in your life. Additionally...Read More

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CAPRICORN


You would gain through multiple sources, and as a result you might...Read More

AQUARIUS


An accumulation of wealth would lead to an increase in your materialistic comforts. This period would also...Read More

PISCES


You might need to work hard for your professional growth. At the same time, you might have...Read More

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Weekly Horoscope (30 July - 5 August 2018)

6 lucky Zodiac signs of this week! Read weekly horoscope and know how your business or job, education and health, love and family life will be this week.


This week will be highly blissful for the natives of Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Leo, Virgo and Aquarius. In this duration, they will gain monetary benefits, happiness in family life, financial stability and chances of long-distance or foreign trips. At the same time, remaining 6 signs will find this time quite challenging for them. However, success will gradually take its pace for them.

Furthermore, Venus will transit in Virgo on August 1, and will be aspected by Planet Saturn. As a result, the prices of Silver, Wheat, Jaggery (Gud) and Silk Cloth may see a straight rise. Stock market may also see an upliftment in the shares of IT sector.

Today, the first day of this week, is beginning with first Somvar (Monday) of Sawan or Shravana month. This month is very dear to Lord Shiva and that is why, the fast performed by devotees on Mondays of this month are highly significant. To know more, read: Sawan Somvar Vrat Puja Vidhi and Its Religious Importance

Now, take a look at below predictions for all 12 signs to know what surprises might be there in store for them this week:


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ARIES


Monetary gains are on charts for you, along with new sources of earning, however...Read More

TAURUS


You would feel happy and mentally strong, and would perform every task speedily, but...Read More

GEMINI


You may go on a long distance tour this week, which might be fruitful for you. This tour may also...Read More

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CANCER


You may feel mentally upset as multiple problems may occur, which will...Read More

LEO


This week, you will perform well at work and will grow in your area of expertise. At the same time...Read More

VIRGO


Your income may increase tremendously, but so would your expenses. It is advised to...Read More


LIBRA


You will try to do something new as artistic interest will develop in you and you will...Read More

SCORPIO


This week, you will spend most of your time with your family and will feel happy about it, however...Read More

SAGITTARIUS


You will get the support of your seniors and colleagues. But despite this, it is likely that...Read More


CAPRICORN


Be careful about your health problems, as a small negligence can become...Read More

AQUARIUS


You may plan to go on a foreign trip or a long-distance journey this week. At the same time...Read More

PISCES


This week, you would like to spend your time in isolation and self-analyze your life. This will...Read More

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Month of Sawan Begins Tomorrow

Make Lord Shiva happy and get his blessings! Month of Sawan is beginning from July 28, 2018. Know the importance of Shravan month and know reasons why this month is dear to Lord Shiva!


Month of Sawan



Month of Sawan hold special significance in Hindu religion, especially for worshipping Lord Shiva, as this month is dedicated to him. According to Hindu Calendar, the fifth month of the Hindu year, which begins with Chaitra, is stated as the month of Shravan. According to Western calendar, the month of Sawan falls in July or August. The arrival of this month occurs during rainy season. This is the time when nature graces the lands with lots of greenery. And Sawan or Shravana month is also the time when taking a bath and doing Rudra Abhishek of Lord Shiva is of great importance.

Dates for Sawan Somwar (Monday)

Sawan SomwarDate
Sawan month Begins28 July 2018
First Monday of Sawan30 July 2018
Second Monday of Sawan6 August 2018
Third Monday of Sawan13 August 2018
Fourth Monday of Sawan20 August 2018
Sawan month Ends26 August 2018

Sawan Somwar Vrat and Puja Vidhi


The whole month of Sawan is not less than any celebration for the devotees of Lord Bholenath. Special prayers are offered to Lord Shiva as well as fasting is performed on every Monday in the month of Sawan. The devotees of Lord Bholenath line up to get a glimpse of Jyotirlingas and Shivalayas in the country. Take a look at the following steps to worship Lord Shiva and find more about fasting rituals on Monday.

  • Wake up early in the morning and take a bath.
  • After that, anoint Lord Shiva with water and milk.
  • Then, apply Sandalwood Tilak and offer him Bael leaves, Datura, fruits, flowers, etc.
  • Light a Ghee or oil lamp.
  • Chant Mangal Aarti after reciting Sawan Somwar Vrat story and Shiv Chalisa.
  • Worship Lord Shiva in the morning and evening on the day of fasting.
  • Open your fast and eat in the evening after completing Shiv Puja.


Why Month of Sawan is Dear to Lord Shiva?


Vrats performed during the month of Sawan are very dear to Lord Shiva. There are many stories in this context. According to a legend, Mata Parvati kept on fasting during the month of Sawan to get Lord Shiva as her husband. Pleased with her austerity, Lord Shiva married her.

According to an another story, it is also believed in this month, Lord Shiva manifested on earth to meet his in-laws, where he was welcomed with a Jalabhishek. So, as per beliefs, every year Lord Shiva comes to his in-laws' house in the month of Sawan. This is also the best time to get grace of the lord.

Significance of Sawan Somvar Vrat


In the month of Sawan, devotees worship Lord Shiva with reverence, and receive his blessings. It is also believed that women perform this fast for the fulfillment of their wishes to get a good life partner. At the same time, boon of longevity is also received by worshipping Lord Shiva and fasting on this day.

We hope that the grace of Lord Bholenath in the holy month of Sawan remains on you. Good luck to all readers of AstroSage!
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Chandra Grahan Today, Read Horoscope Predictions

Rare Eclipse after 104 years, 3 Zodiac signs will get lucky! Chandra Grahan, or Lunar Eclipse, will occur today during midnight. Read here to know its timings, Sutak Kaal and predictions for 12 Zodiac signs.


Second Lunar Eclipse of Year 2018 is occuring today, i.e on Friday, during midnight (27-28 July). The unique thing about this celestial event is that it will be the longest Lunar Eclipse of the century, as it is occurring after 104 years. It will be a total Lunar Eclipse, which will be visible in Europe, Australia, Africa, South America, Pacific/Atlantic/Indian Ocean and throughout Asia including India.
Festival of Guru Purnima is also being celebrated today. Due to Sutak Kaal (inauspicious period) of Chandra Grahan, it is advised to perform all religious rituals and Pooja of Guru Purnima before 12:27 PM in the afternoon. The reason being that it is considered taboo to worship idols or touch them after Sutak period of an Eclipse takes place.

Chandra Grahan - July 27 - July 28, 2018
TimingsTypeVisibility
23:56:26 to 03:48:59 (as per IST)Total Lunar EclipseIndia and throughout Asia, Australia, South America and European Countries

Note: Sutal Kaal of this Lunar eclipse will start from 12:27 PM at noon on July 27, 2018 and will end with the conclusion of the Eclipse.

Astrological Effects of Chandra Grahan


This Eclipse of Moon will have a profound influence on human life around the world. As this eclipse is occurring in the month of Ashadh, therefore, as a result, water level of rivers and ponds will reduce. Drought and Famine may also take place in some of the areas. Regions such as Kandahar in Afghanistan, Kashmir in India, and other territories and countries including China may see major political changes. Life and monetary loss due to natural disasters may also occur.

Beginning in the end phase of Uttarashada Nakshatra, this Chandra Grahan will conclude during Shravana Nakshatra. Since, the Sign or Nakshatra in which an eclipse occurs, it highly influences the life of its natives. So, to avoid its malefic effects, hawan, charity, donation and chanting of mantras are performed in Hindu religion. This time it will occur in Capricorn sign and therefore, the natives of this sign may face some kind of pain or problem. It will be beneficial for the natives of this sign to chant mantra as well as perform charity related to Moon - Rahu and Capricorn’s ruling Planet, Saturn during Lunar Eclipse.

Chandra Grahan on Friday: With its occurence on Friday, the prices of silver and pearls will rise. At the same time, white clothes, sugar, ghee, gram (Chana), and cotton prices will also increase.

Grahan Nakshatra Phal: As the eclipse is taking place in Uttarashada and Shravana Nakshatra, therefore it may cause problems to Brahmins, devotees of Gods and people who do Wrestling (Kushti).

Grahan Yoga Phal: With this eclipse occuring in “Priti Yoga”, disputes among friends and relatives, lack of coordination in Cabinet, etc, might occur.

Horoscope Predictions for Chandra Grahan

  • Aries: Family happiness may dampen and problems may arise. Work hard to achieve success. You may feel insecure about something. You may also feel some physical discomfort.
  • Taurus: You may feel more concerned about something. Your children may have to face some problems as well. Obstacles in love relationships are likely. Avoid meaningless disputes.
  • Gemini: Beware of your adversaries as they might create problems for you. Financial situation will remain as usual. Monetary gains are predicted, but expenses may also increase.
  • Cancer: You may face some challenges in your married life. Difference of opinion may occur with your spouse about something. Discord with business partner may also occur.
  • Leo: Monetary loss as well as physical discomfort are predicted. You may feel tired due to unnecessary journey.
  • Virgo: Expenses will be more than income. Delay in work will increase your restlessness. You will have to work extra hard for attaining success.
  • Libra: You will become proficient in your work and would gain some kind of benefits as well. Your prestige will grow at work and so would your authority. Success is also presaged in this period.
  • Scorpio: You will progress in your job or business domain. Monetary gains will lead to financial stability. You will spend a great time with your family and friends. Business expansion is also likely.
  • Sagittarius: Money loss is presaged. You may have to stay away from your home due to travelling. Pay attention to your health as overthinking or over-concern may lead to mental stress.
  • Capricorn: Drive carefully or you may get hurt. Some health issue may cause you physical pain. Avoid unnecessary stress and instead of overthinking, busy yourself with work.
  • Aquarius: Money loss is predicted. Unnecessary stress will increase mental tension, therefore avoid overthinking. There may occur differences of thoughts with family members.
  • Pisces: Small trips are likely. These are good times for your siblings. You will gain various types of materialistic comforts. Your courage and determination will also increase.

Chandra Grahan Sutak Kaal


Since this Lunar Eclipse will be visible in India, therefore its Sutak (inauspicious period) and religious significance will be considered here. The Sutak Kaal will begin from 12:27 PM in the afternoon today (July 27) and end at 03:48 AM at night (July 28) with the completion of the Lunar Eclipse. 

Today is also the auspicious festival of Guru Purnima. Students and devotees must perform all the rituals or Puja related to Guru Purnima before 12:27 PM (Sutak Kaal of Chandra Grahan). Furthermore -
  • Worshipping idols or touching them, eating and drinking is prohibited and considered inauspicious during Sutak period.
  • It is highly beneficial to chant mantra during Sutak and Chandra Grahan period.
  • Performing Havan after eclipse using Ghee and Kheer (Rice pudding) is beneficial and it also prevents long-term diseases. If Moon is debilitated in your Kundali, then chant “ॐ Chandraya Namah”.
  • These traditional rules of Sutak period are not applicable on helpless and sick people, elders, children and pregnant women.
  • Do not eat food. Only if it is necessary, then take milk, fruit, juice or Sattvic meal. Also avoid preparing food in this period. 

Do’s and Don’ts during Chandra Grahan


It is believed that negative energies, which influence humans negatively, become stronger during an eclipse. This is the reason why, according to religious beliefs, it is important to follow certain do’s and don’ts, so as to avoid the evil effects of Lunar Eclipse.
  • Put some Basil leaves in cooked meal, and in milk and curd before eclipse begins. This negates the effect of Grahan on edible materials.
  • Eat your food before Eclipse and do not eat anything during Eclipse.
  • Do not perform Puja or touch idols of deities, Tulsi and Shami plant.
  • Pregnant women should avoid activities related to cutting, sewing and peeling.
  • Avoid using a knife, scissor or needle.
  • Chant Chandra Mantra and ruminate the name of God in this period.

Things to Do after Chandra Grahan

  • Take a bath after Eclipse and bathe the idols of the Gods.
  • Sprinkle Gangajal over Tulsi and Shami plant.
  • Donate things to the poor and Brahmins after Grahan.


Chandra Grahan affects the natives of every Zodiac sign, but its influence remains for 108 days on pregnant women and their unborn babies. Therefore, they need to be more careful and take necessary precautions during this period. It is believed that if a pregnant woman watches an eclipse, it may mark a negative influence on her unborn child and affect them physically or mentally. However, modern science does not validate it.

AstroSage wishes you a bright future and hopes that above information will be quite useful to you.
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Guru Purnima Tomorrow, Chandra Grahan Follows Behind

Perform Puja rituals before Sutak period of Grahan! Know Guru Purnima Muhurat on July 27, 2018 and its religious significance for people.


Festival of Guru Purnima is celebrated on Purnima of Ashadh month. On this day, worshipping teachers (Guru) and God is of prime importance. According to English Calendar, this festival occurs in the month of July or August. This year, the festivities of the day will be tomorrow on July 27, 2018. On the same day, second Lunar Eclipse (Chandra Grahan) of the year will also occur. Therefore, it will be important to perform Puja and other rituals of Guru Purnima before Sutak Kaal (inauspicious period) of Chandra Grahan begins.

Note: Sutak Kaal of Chandra Grahan will begin from 12:27 PM at noon on July 27. Perform any auspicious ritual and other activities before this period.


In Hinduism, a Guru holds the highest position. It is Gurus only who guide students onto the path of righteousness and bright future. So, to pay adoration to them and seek their blessings, Guru Purnima is celebrated. It is also believed that the composer of Mahabharata, Rishi Ved Vyasa was born on this day, therefore, this day is also known as Vyasa Purnima. Sage Vyasa is worshipped on this day and in his memory, everyone pays homage to their Gurus and adored deities.


Guru Purnima Puja Vidhi


To pay reverence to your Guru on this auspicious occasion of Guru Purnima, one should perform following things:

  • On the day of Guru Purnima, wake up early in the morning and take a bath.
  • Approach your Guru after putting on clean and tidy clothes.
  • Offer a dignified seat to your adored Guru and worship him/her with flowers, fruits, etc.
  • Offer Dakshina (as a token of respect) to your Guru and seek their blessings.
  • On this day, also respect other elders such as your father, mother, siblings, etc who have taught you good things in life.
  • Learn lessons of life (Guru Mantra) from your teachers. Also, worship your adored God (Isht Dev) on this day.

Significance of Guru Purnima


In Vedas, Guru is placed superior to the trinity Gods (Tridev), i.e. Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. It is because Guru is the one who makes you aware of your capabilities, enlightens you and guide you to the path of success. In ancient period, students who studied in Gurukul used to celebrate this day and worship their Gurus with great enthusiasm and fervour. Circumambulation of Govardhan mountain on the occasion of Guru Purnima also holds great significance. Furthermore, bathing in holy rivers, deities worship in temples and holy feasts are also organized on this day. Additionally, teachers are honoured by their students in schools and other educational institutions.

Tradition of Guru-Shishya (teacher-student) has been going on for centuries in Hindu religion and Indian culture. And that is why, to express one’s feeling of respect towards their Guru, this day of Guru Purnima is celebrated.

We, at AstroSage, wish all our readers a happy and blissful Guru Purnima!
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Mercury Retrograde in Cancer Tomorrow, Read Horoscope Predictions

Know benefits and losses as per Zodiac signs! Read horoscope predictions of Mercury retrograde in Cancer on Thursday, July 26, 2018 and know what will be its impact on your life!


In Vedic astrology, Mercury is considered the significator of intellect, logic, strength, mathematics, research, statistics and travelling. Generally, the retrograde of a planet is not considered auspicious, but it is not necessary that every planet undergoing this phenomenon would always offer inauspicious results. Sometimes, it can prove to be highly beneficial.

Mercury will retrograde on Thursday, July 26, 2018 in the morning at 10:32 AM in Cancer, and will remain in this stage until 9:55 AM on Sunday, August 19, 2018. Phenomenon of Mercury retrograde will provide mixed results to natives of 12 signs. Mercury, the significator of intelligence and business, undergoing retrograde in a Kundli can offer varieties of power. 

Let's know the effects of Mercury retrograde in Cancer on different Zodiac signs:


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Aries


With retrograde of Mercury, you’ll have to make more efforts to maintain peace and harmony in your domestic life. At the same time, one has to give in 100% so as to attain desired results. Some problems may arise in the beginning of construction of a new house or building. Do not take any decision without thinking otherwise you may have to repent.

Remedy: Donate fruits to Brahmins on Wednesday.

Taurus


During this retrograde of Mercury, there may be some difference in your way of speaking, so speak carefully. Constant efforts have to be made to earn good income. There will be high chances of short-timed trips. You will earn maximum profit with your efforts. Your interest in philosophical and spiritual subjects will increase. Students will have to work hard to get good results in exams.

Remedy: Serve a Cow.

Gemini


There will be lack of humility in your language and behaviour. You may have to make more efforts to win heart of others with your speaking skills. Your courage will increase but you will have to work very hard to complete any task. There may be a possibility of dispute with neighbors, so try to maintain a good behavior with everyone.

Remedy: Worship Lord Vishnu and offer him Sandalwood.


Cancer


Mercury is in retrograde motion in your Zodiac sign, so this time may be a little challenging for you. Your sufferings from any health disorder might increase, hereby take special care. There is a possibility of some challenges occurring in personal and professional life. Benefits from foreign relations might get affected. In this period, you will gain comfort and luxurious amenities.

Remedy: Donate Camphor on Wednesday.

Leo


During Mercury retrograde, it is likely that your spendings and expenditure might increase. A member of the household might possibly go abroad. There may occur dispute over some matter in this period, so try to avoid such situation. If married, your child will be supportive of you. You’ll gain money and honor. You may have to go on a long distance journey due to your work.

Remedy: Worship Lord Vishnu using Ghee and Camphor.

Virgo


Depression and frustration may increase in your nature, so stay patient. You will be more active in the work related to society. There may be a small fuss with your lover and friends. This retrograde is likely to be normal for students. They will have to work hard to attain success. During this time, there are strong possibilities of obtaining monetary benefits.

Remedy: Chant “Shri Vishnu Sahasranama” everyday.


Libra


Happiness and mutual understanding will increase in your marital life. You will feel comfortable and peaceful in your personal and professional life. Benefits from foreign relations may get affected. You may feel something lacking in your way of speaking. Your respect in society will increase, although there may be some delay in success.

Remedy: Gift something to your aunt (Chachi) and sister.

Scorpio


In this period, Scorpio natives are likely to get money through lottery. You will achieve fame in your workplace through hard work and efforts. You will show interest in learning occult sciences. Students who want to go abroad for higher education may have to wait for some time. Sources of income will increase. You may have to struggle in life during this period.

Remedy: Donate green vegetables on Wednesday.

Sagittarius


There will be a possibility of disputes in marital life, so be patient. It would be better to behave well with your spouse. You may get interested in knowing more about astrology or other mystical teachings. Under any circumstances, choose your words carefully when speaking. In this period, you are very likely to come across some unanticipated profit. Your father may suffer from some financial loss.

Remedy: Feed green fodder and Jaggery to a Cow.


Capricorn


Do not take any decision in matters related to property, otherwise disputes may arise. In terms of health, Mercury retrograde might increase stress, so take special care of your health. Natives working professionally might face delay in attaining success in their working domain. Avoid discussions or disputes with anyone in the meantime or there may be a negative impact on your image. Avoid arguments with your spouse about anything.

Remedy: Take blessings of transgenders.

Aquarius


Money matters may cause stress in this period. There is a possibility of an increase in your expenses. If there is a case in court, there might be a delay in its decision. Your health might get worse, so take special care. Students will have to make more efforts to succeed in competitive examinations. Try to control your anger during this period.

Remedy: Donate clarified Butter or Ghee on Wednesday.

Pisces


Interest in religious and spiritual work will increase. You will dominate opponents and defeat them. You will show more interest in learning about topics such as meditation, mantras, commerce and mathematics. At the same time, students will have to work harder to achieve success in their field. Life partner may achieve some achievement.

Remedy: Worship Lord Ganesha and offer him Modak (sweets) and Durva (green grass).

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Weekly Horoscope (23 - 29 July 2018)

Important job - business predictions of the week! Know what promising prospects will be there for you in your area of expertise, and how will you flourish in other aspects of your life this week.


Last week of July is quite important from both astrological and religious point of view. Second Lunar Eclipse of the year on July 27 as well as Mercury retrograde on July 26 will occur in this period. From astrological point of view, these two celestial events will highly influence the lives of the natives of all 12 Zodiac signs. Furthermore, Ashadi Ekadashi today and Guru Purnima on July 27 will also be celebrated with zeal and happiness. At the same time, month of Sawan for performing Sawan Somwar Vrat is also beginning from July 28.

Apart from these big events, Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga will also occur on July 23, July 27 and July 28 this week. This Yoga is considered as an auspicious opportunity for a person to fulfill all his/her desires in the most splendid way.

First day of the week, i.e. today, is starting with virtuous Devshayani Ekadashi (also known as Ashadhi Ekadashi). Read here to know Puja Vidhi, Muhurat and religious importance of Devshayani Ekadashi

Now, take a look at below predictions for all 12 signs to know what surprises might be there in store for you this week:


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ARIES


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You would have to work hard in your domain, though the results would not be as expected, but...Read More

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Family life may become stressful, but on the plus side, your mother’s health will...Read More


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CAPRICORN


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PISCES


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Devshayani Ekadashi Tomorrow, Know Puja Vidhi & Muhurat

Chaturmas will begin soon, avoid these tasks! Read the importance of Devshayani Ekadashi Vrat, its puja vidhi and muhurat.


हिन्दी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें

According to Hindu Panchang, Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha in Ashadh month is called Devshayani Ekadashi. It is also known as Ashadhi, Padmanabh and Hari Shayani Ekadashi. As per English Calendar, this Ekadashi usually comes in the month of June or July every year. In this year 2018, Devshayani Ekadashi will be celebrated on 23 July, Monday. 

According to religious beliefs, Lord Vishnu goes into sleep from this day onwards, and after a period of about four months, when Sun enters into Libra, he wakes up. This day is called Devutthana Ekadashi. The period which lasted for 4 months is called Chaturmas in Hinduism. It has been said in Padma Purana that a person who wishes for salvation should perform the vrat of Devshayani and Devutthana Ekadashi.


Devshayani Ekadashi Vrat Muhurat
Parna MuhuratFrom 05:37:42 to 08:21:37 on 24th July
Duration 2 hours 43 minutes

Note: Above mentioned time is accurate for Delhi. know Devshayani Ekadashi Vrat Muhurat for your city.

Chaturmas Begins Tomorrow


Lord Vishnu sleeps on Ekadashi of Ashadh Shukla Paksha and wakes up from his sleep on Ekadashi of Kartik Shukla Paksha. This period of four months when Lord Vishnu sleeps is called Chaturmas. It is believed that in this period when God sleeps, many auspicious activities such as marriage, entering a new house (Griha Pravesh) and mundan rites must not be carried out, as one fails to attain God's blessings. At the same time, the effects of Sun and Moon is reduced due to heavy rain and clouds during these months.

Importance of Devshayani Ekadashi Vrat 


Brahma Vaivarta Purana mentions the significance of this Ekadashi. It is said that by performing this vrat, all desires of a native gets fulfilled, alongside all sins being destroyed. With the influence of this fast, a native gets salvation and spiritual freedom. Therefore, worshipping Lord Vishnu holds a special significance on this day.


Do’s & Don’ts During Chaturmas


In Hinduism, there are certain activities apart from auspicious tasks that you must avoid during the period of Chaturmas. Read about them:

  • Do not eat jaggery for good voice and melodious tone.
  • Donate oil to attain longevity for your son and grandson.
  • Consume milk in order to increase your family clan.
  • Sleep on the floor instead on the bed.
  • Do not eat honey, radish, pointed gourd (parwal) and eggplant.

We hope that you will surely like this article based on Devshayani Ekadashi. Best wishes to all readers on behalf of AstroSage!
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Weekly Horoscope (16 - 22 July 2018)

Special surprises await for these 4 Zodiac signs! Know what promising prospects will be there for you in job or business. Also read about how your love life will be this week.


This week will be fruitful for the natives of Taurus, Gemini, Leo, Scorpio and Sagittarius. Several opportunities and gains are likely in this period. Furthermore, success at work, long-distance tours and happiness in family life is also predicted for the people of these signs. Natives of other Zodiac signs will have monetary gains as usual and may also face good and bad situations in this period.

Business sector might also see some transformations with Sun transit in Cancer today. Here, Sun conjunction with Mercury and Rahu will influence the lives of the people in several ways. Additionally, these planets will be completely aspected by Mars. As a result, the prices of Gold and Silver will rise. Food commodities like wheat, gram (Chana), arhar dal and rice will see a sudden increase in their values after recession.

Other than this, Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga is occurring on July 18 and 21 this week. This Yoga is an auspicious opportunity for any person to fulfill his/her desires in the most splendid possible way.

Now, take a look at below predictions for all 12 signs to know what surprises might be there in store for you this week:


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ARIES


It will be fruitful for you to just focus on your work as there are bright chances of....Read More

TAURUS


It might be the case that the results might not be as you have expected. It is recommended….Read More

GEMINI


You will accomplish several tasks as well as will make money with your expert talks. Furthermore….Read More


CANCER


Prioritize your work as per the needs of the hour, otherwise you would face….Read More

LEO


You will feel elated this week and will positively perform every task. This would lead to....Read More

VIRGO


You would spend money in materialistic comforts, which may fumble with your....Read More

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LIBRA


You will remain busy at work and will perform every task concentratedly, though family life might be....Read More

SCORPIO


Your wishes will become a reality and whatever efforts have been made will....Read More

SAGITTARIUS


You may plan a fun trip with your family and friends, which would prove to be....Read More


CAPRICORN


You may go on a long-distance tour, but is is important that you prepare well before taking a step in this direction as….Read More

AQUARIUS


You will feel happy and will try to perform each and every task devotedly. This will bring....Read More

PISCES


You will have to make extra efforts this week and as predicted monetary gains are likely, but....Read More

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Sun Transit in Cancer Tomorrow, Know Its Astrological Influence

6 Zodiac signs will become highly blissful! Tomorrow on July 16, 2018, Sun will transit in Cancer sign. Read here to know the astrological significance of this transit on your job, business, education and other domains.


In Vedic Astrology, Sun is the significator of success, respect and high government services. It will transit in Cancer on Monday at 10:42 PM at night and will remain in this sign till 07:02 AM on Friday, August 17, 2018. In this transit period, Sun will influence the lives of people of all 12 signs in several ways which might be fruitful or vice versa. However, natives of Taurus, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Aquarius and Pisces will get benefited more with this planetary movement. As Sun is the main factor for high government jobs, it will remain favourable for people working in public sector.

Now, read here to know in detail about the effects of Sun transit on your life:


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ARIES


This would affect your domestic life, and will cause tension and chaos in it. Read More...

TAURUS


Even a minor ailment gone without heed might come back to bother you. Read More...

GEMINI


This would increase harshness in your speech and could affect your partner’s sentiments. Read More...

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CANCER


This would affect your behavioral pattern and you might act impulsively. Read More...

LEO


You might consider going away from your residence for a short while as well. Read More...

VIRGO


This indicates gain through foreign companies, contacts or partnerships. Read More...

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LIBRA


This period will be progressive for you as you’ll strive forward with full strength. Read More...

SCORPIO


In this duration, you might consider taking long journeys or a distant travel plan. Read More...

SAGITTARIUS


Your spouse will likely use a harsh tone while striking a conversation with you. Read More...

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CAPRICORN


Domestic life would lack harmony, due to which you would feel restless. Read More...

AQUARIUS


This period would see a rise in your career as you will outshine your rivals. Read More...

PISCES


Your ego might make matters worse, so make sure that you do not indulge in confrontations. Read More...

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Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri Today

Amazing facts about Jagannath Rath Yatra! Puri Rath Yatra is beginning from today. Read here to know the importance of this festival and history associated with it.

Jagannath Rath Yatra Shubh Muhurat as per Hindu Calendar
July 14, 2018
Dwitiya Tithi starts from 04:34:14 AM
July 15, 2018
Dwitiya Tithi ends at 00:56:51 AM

Note: Above mentioned shubh muhurat is valid for New Delhi only. To know muhurat timings in your city, click on Rath Yatra Muhurat


Jagannath Rath Yatra of Puri, famous in India and worldwide, will commence from today. Every year, Lord Jagannath is taken out from his temple for this journey. It is believed that the God comes out of his sanctuary to see the sorrow and happiness of his people. Badrinath, Dwarka, Jagannath Puri and Rameshwaram are the four pilgrim places that are highly significant in Hinduism. According to Vedic Puranas, Jagannath Puri is known as the Baikuntha of the Earth among these sacred places, as Lord Vishnu reincarnated here as Purushottam Neelmadhava. In this form, he became the worshipped deity of Sabar tribe. And this is the reason why, his appearance in Puri looks like that of the tribal Gods.

Just like the festivals of Holi, Diwali, Dussehra and Raksha Bandhan, Jagannath Rath Yatra is also a very important festival, which is celebrated with lots of zeal and enthusiasm. Apart from Puri, this Rath Yatra is also organized in other cities of India. People who are not able to join the Rath Yatra of Puri can join this auspicious festival in their city to get the blessings of the God.


When Jagannath Rath Yatra Commemorates?


Every year Jagannath Rath Yatra commences in Puri district of Odisha from Dwitiya Tithi of Shukla Paksha in the month of Ashadha. This year, it is beginning from today, i.e. July 14. Three different chariots are constructed every year for Lord Jagannath, his brother Balbhadra and sister Subhadra. During the journey, chariot of Balrama is on the front, behind him is the chariot of Sister Subhadra and at the back is the chariot of Lord Jagannath. Among them, chariot of Lord Jagannath is the highest.

As per beliefs, those people who help in pulling the chariots attain salvation in afterlife. This nine days journey is concluded when the chariots reach Gundicha Temple, which is considered the home of Lord Jagannath’s Aunt. Other than the God’s aunt’s home, this temple is also the place where Deva Vishwakarma built the statues of the Trinity Gods (Tridev or Trimurti). Here, the God and his siblings stays for 9 days and on the next day of Ashadha Shukla Dashami, they return to the main temple. This return journey of the Rath Yatra is called as Bahuda Yatra.

How the Chariot of Lord Jagannath is Constructed?


The scene of Puri’s Jagannath Rath Yatra is incredibly fascinating, which commemorates in the presence of millions of devotees. Lord Jagannath, brother Balbhadra and sister Subhadra rides in three grandly decorated chariots, among which, the chariot of God Jagannath is the grandest. Construction of these chariots is quite complicated, as iron tools are not used in creating them. Instead 1072 pieces of Coconut, Sal or Sakhua and Neem wood are brought from the forest for making these chariots.

The construction process of the three chariots begins 5 months before from the day of Saraswati Puja. For this auspicious journey, the chariot of Lord Jagannath is created 65 feet long and 45 feet high and there are total of 16 wheels of 7 feet diameter each. Various types of statues and symbols are engraved on these chariots. Under the close supervision of a special committee, and handiwork of experienced and traditional artisans, the construction is concluded. Other labors also help in accomplishing the task of building the Rathas of Lord Jagannath, Balbhadra and Subhadra.

Things to Remember about Jagannath Rath Yatra 


  • Chariots of Lord Jagannath, brother Balbhadra and sister Subhadra are made from Coconut wood as they are light.
  • The chariot of the God (Lord Jagannath) is of red color and larger than other two chariots.
  • The God’s chariot is behind or the last among the chariots of the three siblings during the Puri Rath Yatra.
  • Rath of Lord Jagannath is also known by the name of Garuda Dhwaja, Kapi Dhwaja or Nandighosha, etc.
  • Name of Lord Jagannath’s chariot horses are Shankha, Balahak, Shweta and Haridashwa, who are white in color. The chariot is protected by the King of birds, Garuda.
  • According to religious beliefs, a person attains salvation just by attending the festival of Puri Rath Yatra.
  • As the saying goes in Skanda Purana, a person who takes a bath in the pilgrim city of Puri during the month of Ashadha attains the virtue for the rest three pilgrim sites (Badrinath, Dwarka and Rameswaram).

“Mahaprasad” of Jagannath Temple


Jagannath temple of Puri is the only temple where the offered Prasad is called Mahaprasad, otherwise the Prasad (offerings) of all other Hindu temples are only Prasad. This Mahaprasad is highly blessed by the God and is equally distributed among the devotees without any discrimination. It is also said that the Kitchen of the Jagannath temple is the largest kitchen in the world.


Amazing Facts about Jagannath Temple


  • Flag located on the top of the temple always flows in the opposite direction of the wind.
  • There are 752 stoves (Chulhe) in the premises of the temple for preparing Mahaprasad and their flames never extinguishes.
  • No bird sits at the peak of the Jagannath Temple. Additionally, no airplane flies off over the temple.
  • The shadow of the temple’s peak never gets reflected at any time in the noon.
  • Supply of Mahaprasad prepared in the temple never falls short, but as soon as the main doors of the temple closes, it gets finished.

Apart from these astonishing facts, the Puri Rath Yatra is famous in India and all over the world for its history and religious significance. It is a very gigantic festival of Puri, Odisha which is celebrated with extreme energy and devotion. Millions of people from across the country and the world come to be a part of this sacred journey.

We, at AstroSage, wishes our readers a blissful and enthusiastic Jagannath Rath Yatra!
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