Wednesday, October 31, 2018

2019 Trikal Samhita - Know what’s in store for you this New Year?

Accurate analysis, precise predictions! To make 2019 bright and prosperous, AstroSage introduces Trikal Samhita 2019 - Personalized Kundali Based Predictions.

New Year brings with itself new expectations and opportunities. Everyone seems excited to know more about the upcoming year and what future holds for them. Will I get a promotion in job or get married? Will my business be successful? By any chance will I be able to travel abroad? AstroSage offers “2019 Trikal Samhita”, which can be considered as the one-stop solution to all your queries. Its biggest feature is that it provides horoscope-based predictions, which is completely different from the common horoscope published in various papers and magazines. Horoscope based prediction means that the forecast is made on the basis of your date of birth, time and place. Hence the predictions given in the 2019 Trikal Samhita are completely personal as well as accurate.

In 2019 Trikal Samhita, you will find accurate predictions related to jobs, education, career, business, health, marriage, love and family life etc. along with remedies and solutions. Apart from this, get information about Raj Yoga appearing in the kundali this year and its effects on your life.

Main Features of 2019 Trikal Samhita

  • 2019 Trikal Samhita is a detailed kundali- based forecast prepared under the supervision of 100+ Vedic scholars and expert astrologers. AstroSage's CEO and renowned astrologer Punit Pandey has consulted and taken the guidance of more than 100 astrological scholars before preparing this. By using ancient methods of Vedic astrology, 2019 Trikal Samhita is prepared and predictions are provided, which are more reliable and accurate.
  • Predictions based on Birth Chart- Considering the importance of birth chart, 2019 Trikal Samhita has been prepared. One one hand, where birth chart offers future predictions about whole life, on the other, kundali based yearly predictions shed light on what future holds out for the native in that particular year. This annual prediction is obtained through the detailed study of Tajik Varshphal System, Planetary Transits and Positions.
  • Career, Wealth, Business, Education, Marriage, Health- Every person wishes for a nice job, successful business, prosperous wealth and good health, but it’s not possible for everyone to attain what desired. Not every time circumstances are the same, and challenges will always come in your way. If there are questions about your job, promotion, health or marriage in your mind, 2019 Trikal Samhita gives you the answer.
  • Raj Yoga & Luck- A person reaches the heights of success with his fortune, hard work, ability to struggle under-pressure and karma. But the question then shines: when will luck favor you? Finding the right moment seems difficult as such, but with the help of astrology, one can get desired answers to all the questions. In fact, in every horoscope, the position of planets and nakshatras creates Raj yoga and other special yoga under special circumstances. With their influence, the fate of a man shines and he can attain immense success. In 2019 Trikal Samhita, you will find information about various raj yogas appearing in your kundali this year.
  • Remedies for Success in 2019- Success and failure is a part of life. We always try to dissolve the difficulties and challenges in life and attain success. Vedic astrology describes solutions and remedies for every problem. Effective measures related to job, education, business, career, marriage, love and family life etc. have been given in the 2019 Trikal Samhita.
  • Effective Remedies for 2019- Sometimes, little things can change the fate of a man. You must have been suggested to wear a specific color on a specific day, or go in a specific direction to achieve success. It may sound a little strange, but there are instances describing in detail about these things in Vedic Astrology. In the same manner, in 2019 Trikal Samhita will tell you about your favorable direction, day, number, gem and metal. With the help of these details, you can create strategies to ensure success in various tasks.

Do’s & Don’ts in 2019 

If we can find out one small problem or mistake that can lead to a big mess for us in future, it is natural that there won’t be such issues. Keeping these things in mind, there are tips and suggestions provided in 2019 Trikal Samhita for you to follow and make your year prosperous and successful. These tips are based on ancient studies of Vedic Astrology, which are effective in nature. Remedies have been given for problems related to marriage, education, job and business etc.

Strength of Year 2019: Evaluating Your Future

After analyzing various aspects of your life in detail, how will be the year 2019 for you from astrological point of view? The answer will be found in the form of Strength of the Year in 2019 Trikal Samhita. In this, astrological predictions for the whole year will be evaluated, and success rate will be revealed. With its help, you will be able to plan ahead to ensure stability and success.

2019 Trikal Samhita is a detailed horoscope-based annual prophecy prepared under the guidance of more than 100 scholarly astrologers. Every aspect of your life has been discussed very closely in this. Ups and downs in career, job, business, education, marriage, family and health in the year 2019 have been evaluated, hereby ensuring 2019 Trikal Samhita proving to be beneficial for you.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

AstroSage’s First Retail Outlet in Noida Opens Now

AstroSage’s first ever outlet in Noida, Galaxy AstroSage, opens now offering astrological services and products! Apart from establishing a dominating online presence, AstroSage will now embark on a new journey in the retail sector through Galaxy AstroSage.

The world’s #1 Astrology portal, AstroSage is gearing up to disrupt yet another vertical. It has entered into brick-and-mortar business with its new retail outlet “Galaxy AstroSage”. It has added another feather in its cap and is all set to shine bright. Inaugurated by the Minister for Culture Dr. Mahesh Sharma, this outlet aims at catering the astrological and religious needs of people.

Galaxy AstroSage: What To Expect?

The store offers astrological consultations, puja, rituals like havan, along with products such as Gemstones, Yantras, Rudraksha, Mala, Feng Shui, and Vastu. According to Mr. Punit Pandey, it will prove to be a one stop solution for everything related to astrology, religion, and spirituality. It will make the whole process easier and enable the people to take a closer look into the world of astrology.

It sounds easy to directly pay a quick visit to the outlet for reliable solutions rather than scrolling on the internet. Here, you will be provided with well-analysed results and offered various products to cure malefic astrological effects of planets, houses or nakshatras. It's much more feasible to establish a interpersonal relationship so as to understand the concerns closely and suggest best-quality products.

Ruling the Retail Sector @ Galaxy AstroSage

Explaining the rationale, AstroSage’s founder Punit Pandey says, “We are planning to open 50 such outlets all across India till the end of 2019. It’s a $30 billion market and is still unorganized. Being the biggest player, it is a logical next step for us to organize the market and harness this untapped opportunity.”

Minister for Culture Dr. Mahesh Sharma praised this initiative and congratulated AstroSage team.

DD Tiwari, AstroSage’s Chief of Retail, sheds more light, “We’re already the biggest astrology website. Also, we have recently crossed 15 million downloads in Android organically. But, India is a huge country and there are people who cannot be touched just by staying online. This retail chain would be within arm’s reach for those who want to see things themselves before doling out their hard earned money. Galaxy AstroSage is definitely going to be the engine of growth in a market like India for startup ecosystem.”

We hope that you’ll like this initiative taken by AstroSage and it proves to be useful to you. Thank you for the love and support!

Monday, October 29, 2018

Weekly Horoscope - 29 Oct to 04 Nov, 2018

Read this week’s important predictions! Know which two zodiac signs will be blessed with a good fortune.
This week, the month of October will be over. We are just two months away from a new year. This week will be particularly favorable for the zodiac signs Cancer and Aquarius. They will grow and succeed at workplace. Family life will be wonderful and a transfer is possible. Know what the stars have for you this week. 

Astrological and religious perspective suggests that the coming week is significant. The festival of Dhanteras is approaching and preparations of Diwali are going on. Astrosage presents weekly horoscope for 29th October to 4th November 2018. Know how this week will be for you? Will your efforts bring positive results? How will be your health, finance and love life? Will you get a chance to go abroad? Which are the two lucky zodiac signs for this week?

Click here to know your Moon Sign: Moon sign Calculator


This week the natives of moon sign Aries will receive a good news. Your performance will be appreciated at work and ideas will be supported.....Read More


This week, your sensibility and ability to take a decision after a grave contemplation will bring good results…..Read More


This week brings average results for the natives of Gemini zodiac sign. At work front, your administration and management along with capabilities will be appreciated...Read More


This week can be a little stressful. There could be some trips that you don’t wish to take. Family life will have some ups and downs.... Read More


Leo will be full of energy this week. The schedule will remain hectic and you will be filled with courage....Read More


This week, you may go on a pilgrimage or short trip to a religious place. This will revive you and free you from the stress accumulated over a period of time....Read More


Let go of your ego or you will later regret for your stubborn attitude. Opportunities will slip away if you don’t grab them...Read More


The natives of Scorpio will have a wonderful week ahead. You will succeed in your goals and will be happy about it....Read More


The natives of this sign must exercise carefulness and discipline in their routine activities.....Read More


Channelize your energies or you will have to face negative results. At workplace, the situation will improve and you will enjoy doing your job. ...Read More


Health related issues demand your attention this week. Take balanced diet and proper rest....Read More


Ups and downs in both family and professional life are predicted for you this week. There will be situations beneficial for you but mental stability will be missing. ..Read More

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Karwa Chauth 2018 Date & Shubh Muhurat

Tomorrow married women will celebrate Karaka Chaturthi or Karwa chauth. Know the shubh Muhurat and rituals to follow when fasting.
arwa Chauth tomorrow, get the blessing of longevity! Married women will keep a nirjala vrat (a fast where you do not drink water) for the whole day tomorrow in order to get a boon of a longer life for their husbands. This is a major festival for all the married women in India. Know how and when to perform the rituals so to gain beneficial results.

Karwa Chauth 2018
27 October, 2018 (Saturday)
Puja Muhurat

17:40:34 to 18:47:42

1 hour 7 minutes
Time of Moon rise


Tithi of Chaturthi begins at
18:37 (27 October)
Tithi of Chaturthi ends at
16:54 (28 October)
Note: The above timings are mentioned as per Indian time zone. Click to know the muhurat of Karwa Chauth in your city.

The fast of Karwa Chauth usually falls in the month of October or November nine days before the festival of Diwali and marks the beginning of preparations for celebration. This year, it will occur on October 27, 2018 i.e. tomorrow. As per panchang, the fast is observed on the chaturthi of Kartik month when the moon is in waning phase. On this day, married women observe a fast for their husbands and pray for their longevity. Unmarried women also do the same in the pursuit of getting married to their desirable match. The fast is popular in Northern-India for centuries.

Shubh Muhurat for Karwa Chauth fast

This 27th October, Karwa Chauth will be celebrated all across the nation. Women will pray for their husbands, showing selfless love and won’t drink water for the whole day. In the evening, they will consume anything only after offering water to Moon. There are special rituals for the same. Samashti Ganesh Chaturthi is on the same day, making Karwa Chauth in 2018 even more significant.

Shubh Muhurat for opening the fast

Moon will appear in the sky tomorrow at 7:55 pm in Northern India (Delhi region). You must open the fast only after giving arghya (water) to the moon.

Calculate the time of Moonrise: Moonrise Calculator 

Puja Rituals for Karwa Chauth

  • Take a bath early morning and clean the worshipping area. Consume Sargi (edibles) offered by your mother-in-law. 
  • Solah shringar (makeup that has essential 16 elements) is mandatory for married women on this day. This includes - sindoor, mangalsutra, teeka, nosepin or nathani, bindi, kajal, henna or mehndi, bangles, red dupatta, bichue, anklet or payal, karnaphul, kamarbandh, ring, bajubandh, and gajra.
  • The sindoor must be applied in a long fashion. The length of the sindoor applied on the forehead represents the life of your husband. 
  • After being ready and wearing the sixteen elements of shringar, women see moon from a sieve (chalni) and then the face of their husband.
  • Water as arghya is offered to Moon before opening the fast.
  • Moon symbolizes beauty and emotions. Women dress beautifully as it is believed that husband’s attraction towards his wife increases if she is well-dressed at this time. 
  • Before all this, when you are waiting for the moon to appear, on a clay altar, establish the idols of all the gods and goddesses that you keep in your house. Also put 13 karwe (special vases made of clay) on it.
  • Gather all the resources you may need to worship namely - dhoop, deep, chandan, roli, sindoor, etc. Light the lamp with desi ghee as it is considered auspicious. 
  • Start worshipping rituals at the altar one hour before the moon rises. 
  • All the women keeping the fast must do this prayer together.
  • Tell the legend behind Karwa Chauth to all the ladies who are with you during this ritual. You may even listen to it from someone else. 
  • After the puja is complete, daughter-in-law is supposed to offer her mother-in-law some sweets, fruits, dry fruits, money etc. and take her blessings. This will make your husband blessed with a long life.

Shubh Muhurat for Karwa Chauth: 05:40 - 06:47 PM

Astrosage wishes you a Happy karwa Chauth!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Mercury Transit in Scorpio, Know its Effects

Mercury transit in Scorpio. Which zodiac signs need to be alarmed?

Planet Mercury is undergoing a transit. It is believed in Vedic Astrology that Mercury blesses the zodiac sign it enters with intelligence, good communication skills, as well as mathematical aptitude. This transition of Mercury into Scorpio sign will influence the lives of people. Astrological calculations suggest that Mercury gives good results when in contact with good planets and undesirable results when in contact with malefic planets. When Mercury conjuncts with Sun, it makes ‘Budha Aditya’ yog, which brings success and growth. Mercury is the ruling planet for Gemini as well as Virgo zodiac signs. While Sun, Venus and Rahu are friendly planets for Mercury, Moon is not. Planet Mercury is associated with Lord Ganesha.

Time of transit 

As per Hindu Panchang, the transit will take place on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 8:55 PM. It will remain in the same sign till Tuesday, January 01, 2019 upto 10 AM. Read the effect of this transit on your zodiac sign.

Click here to know your Moon Sign: Moon Sign Calculator


During this transit period, Mercury will move into your 8th house. You may experience gains in your wealth. Seeking loan from bank or from miscellaneous sources is predicted...Read more


Planet Mercury will transit in the 7th House from your Moon sign. During this transit period, you would be inclined towards making your domestic life peaceful and harmonious...Read more


In your sixth house, from your Moon Sign, Planet Mercury may show a decline in your health. Take proper care of yourself....Read more


A sense of high determination would persist in you during this transit period as Mercury will be in the fifth house from your moon sign. Read more


This transit in your fourth house, would bring happiness and prosperity in your domestic life....Read more


You would witness a boost in your passion, anger, determination and communication skills. You might look for a change in job....Read more


This transit will bring about a change in you. You will be making a choice of words very cleverly. Your speech would impress others.....Read more


With this transit, you would focus on increasing your income sources. There would be an elevation in your status and multiple gains are pr...Read more


You would experience high expenditures and probably, you might go abroad for business or professional purpose....Read more


In this transit period, your potential efforts would result in your success. A feeling of accomplishing something would surround you ....Read more


Apply your intellect at work, as this would fetch you fruitful results. This period would also mark your recognition and mindwork....Read more


Planet Mercury in the 9th House will bring monetary gains and respect through your spouse....Read more

Best wishes from Astrosage!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Sharad Purnima Tomorrow, know its significance

Fasting on Sharad Purnima! Know the significance, rituals involved and the reason behind observing a fast.

Sharda purnima is celebrated for centuries in India. The festival holds great significance in Hindu mythology and is believed to be the birthday of Maa Lakshmi. Lord Krishna along with the Gopis enjoyed Raas in Nidhivan on this day. This day is hence called Kojagiri purnima, Raas purnima or Komudi vrat. Sharad purnima falls in the month of Ashvin in the Shukl phase. Worshipping goddess Lakshmi is considered auspicious on this day. It is believed that the rays of moon work as a nectar on this day and are beneficial for all the living beings.

Sharad Purnima Shubh Muhurat 2018
Commences at 22:38:01 October 23, 2018
Ends at 22:16:44 on October 24, 2018

Note: The above timings are mentioned as per Indian time zone. Click to know the muhurat of Sharad purnima in your city.

Shubh Muhurat for Sharad Purnima 2018 

  • From the night of 23rd October, full moon can be seen and this means that although the day of festival is 24th, the rituals will begin on the night of 23rd.
  • People cook kheer (a sweet dish made of rice and milk) on this day and put in in moonlight for the whole night or at least till 12 am.
  • Astrological perspective suggests that the time for purnima will be from 10:38 pm on October 23, 2018 and continue till 10:14 am on October 24, 2018. 

Vrat katha for Sharad Purnima 

In old times, two daughters of a sahukar used to observe fast on full moon day of every month to please Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. The elder daughter accepted the norms of fasting and took great care to follow them. On the contrary, the younger one, though kept the fast, did not follow the rules for fasting as for her they were not significant. When they were of appropriate age, their father arranged their marriage with suitable matches. They both conceived and the elder one gave birth to a healthy child. While, the child born of the younger sister could not survive. This happened a couple of times before the younger sister decided to seek the advice of a brahmin. 

She asked the spiritual guru for a solution to her problem. The religious brahmin in no time could understand that since she never completed the fast of purnima with all its rules, she is suffering from dosha. After listening to this, she decided to complete the fast with all the rules. Soon after she decided so, a son was born of her, but just like the previous children, he too died. She took the body of her son, wrapped it in a piece of cloth and kept it on a wooden platform so nobody doubts it. 

The younger sister invited her elder sister to her home. She then offered the same wooden platform to her, to sit upon, on which the dead baby boy was kept by her. When the elder sister was about to sit, her saree touched the baby and it started crying. Seeing this, the elder sister was angry as she believed that the baby could have died if she accidentally sat on him. 

Her sister also started weeping and told the whole story to her sister. She revealed the secret of the baby being dead along with what the brahmin had told her. Also, she thanked the elder one as her touch revived a dead child. The fast she kept on every full moon blessed her with god’s grace and she could turn an impossible into possible. The younger sister then decided to complete the purnima fast with utmost care from the very day. Just like her elder sister, she also got results for her fast and started singing praises of purnima fast in the whole city. 

Significance of Purnima vrat

  • Individuals who hold a fast on purnima with complete dedication are granted all their wishes as per Hindu belief.
  • The day is also celebrated as Kumudri vrat as married women who are aspiring to beget a child fast on this day.
  • Mothers also fast on this day for praying to god to grant a long life to her children. 
  • Unmarried girls keep a fast to get a suitable match.
  • The moon is believed to be brightest on Sharad Purnima. And people say that nectar flows from the moon to earth.
  • During Sharad Purnima, the rays of moon are beneficial for your spiritual as well as physical being.
  • Even the incurable diseases can be cured, such is the magnificence of the moon rays on this night. 

Vrat Vidhi for Sharad Purnima

  • Start the day with worshipping your Isht dev.
  • Worship Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi by lighting a lamp filled with ghee.
  • Donate food and gifts to brahmins on this day.
  • A fast should be observed with complete dedication.
  • Offer water to moon at night and then consume food. 
  • Donate kheer in temple to seek the blessings of Maa Lakshmi
  • Some people also take a holy dip on this day. Offerings made after such a holy bath is considered auspicious on this day. 

We wish you a Happy Sharad Purnima!

Monday, October 22, 2018

Weekly Horoscope 22 to 28 October 2018

This week the natives of Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius will have positive indications. In matters of career, job, business, education, love and family the natives of these moon signs will receive good news.

This week on October 26, Mercury will transit into Scorpio zodiac. During this time, Mercury will enter in Scorpio and conjunct with Jupiter. This will create a unique combination of the planets which will in turn influence the life of people of different zodiac signs differently. Not just that, this transit will also bring a change in the prices of oil, fuel, gold, silver etc. Women will undergo a major influence from October 27th. They will perform the rituals of Karva Chauth and fast. 

Click here to know your Moon Sign: Moon sign Calculator


This week Arians may go for a long trip. At workplace you will be admired and your earnings will also increase...Read More


With wishes coming true along with monetary benefits, this week, Taurians will feel happy....Read More


Geminis will spend the week with people who make them happy. Friends, family and relatives will offer support and you will be happy for your blissful family life...Read More


You need to maintain your calm during this week as mental problems are predicted. Conflicts owing to some issues can cause stress and tension... Read More


A week with mixed results, Leo may find happiness with their siblings and family members while, at the same time, there could be a confrontation for some property matters...Read More


Good time to go out, try different cuisines and attract people with your sweet communication...Read More


Librans will have a cheerful and prosperous week as they will be inclined towards achieving their aspirations..Read More


The natives of Scorpio will spend on luxury items and entertainment gadgets. Your budget may vary if you don’t maintain a balance between income and expenditure...Read More


This week shows your engagement in religious activities. There will be a rise in your income and your desires may be fulfilled.....Read More


You need to control your aggression and make sure your behavior does not trigger a stressful situation...Read More


This week Aquarius natives will experience different aspects of happiness this week. Journey will bring money while you get refreshed...Read More


You need to pay extra efforts at workplace this week. Keep in mind that your seniors will be little strict with you and monitor your performance...Read More

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Dussehra Today, Know The Puja Muhurat

Worship in this muhurat to attain success! Read the significance of Dussehra, which is celebrated today, i.e. 19 October and mythologies related to it.

Dussehra is celebrated nationwide with joy and merriment today. This festival marks the triumph of goodness over evil. After Sharad Navratri ends, Dussehra is observed on the dashmi of Shukla Paksha. As per mythological beliefs, Lord Ram killed Lord Ravana on this very day, which is why it is also called Vijayadashmi. There is also a ritual called Shastra Puja on this day, where weapons are worshipped.

Dussehra is considered to be one of the auspicious days, and it is said that any task done within this muhurat offers fruitful and sanctified results. Before Dussehra, Navaratri is observed for nine days and ends with Durga Visarjan. The muhurat for Durga Visarjan is either observed early in the morning or during Aprahan period or afternoon on the day of Dussehra. Hence, the idol of Maa Durga can be immersed in water early morning or during afternoon on the day of Vijayadashami.

Dussehra Muhurat 2018
Vijay MuhuratFrom 14:00:02 till 14:45:38
Aprahan Puja TimingsFrom 13:14:26 till 15:31:14

Note: Above timings mentioned are effective in New Delhi. Find the Dussehra muhurat and puja vidhi for your city.

Vijay Muhurat on Dussehra

The day of Vijayadashami is considered to be one of the most auspicious days in HInduism. This is one of the three-and-a-half muhurats. The most auspicious muhurats in a year are Chaitra Shukla Pratipada, Ashwin Shukla Dashami, Vaishakh Shukla Tritiya and Kartik Shukla Pratipada (half muhurat). This duration is fruitful in case you want to start any new task. Although some specific muhurats are defined for special occasions and puja.

It is said that when sun sets and stars start appear in the sky, then this period is called Vijay Muhurat. During this time, carrying out a pooja garner auspicious results. Lord Shri Ram launched the war against evil Ravana in this period only. At the same time, a tree called Shami had taken the form of Arjun's bow or Dhanush..

Dussehra Puja and Festival

There is the ritual of carrying out Aparajita Pujan on Dussehra, which is done in the afternoon. The rituals of worshipping are as follows:

  • Mark a sacred and auspicious place in your home in the north-east direction. This place can be around a temple, garden etc. It would be good if all members of the family get involved in the puja, although it can be done individually.
  • Clean that place properly and draw an Ashtadal Chakra (eighth petals of Lotus) using sandal paste.
  • Take an oath or sankalp which concludes that you are doing the puja of Devi Aparajita for the betterment of your family or yourself.
  • After that, invoke Maa Devi Aparajita in the middle of Ashtadal Chakra while chanting the mantra “अपराजिताय नमः / aparājitāya namaḥ”.
  • Now invoke Maa Jaya on the right by chanting the mantra “क्रियाशक्त्यै नमः / kriyāśaktyai namaḥ”.
Click to read Puja rituals in detail!

Mythological Stories Related to Dussehra

According to religious texts, Maa Durga fought with a monster called Mahishasur for nine days and on the tenth day, she eliminated him by killing him, hence protecting the whole universe. Apart from this, in the Treta era, Lord Shri Ram slaughtered Lankapati Ravana, hence the name Dussehra. Since then, the ten-headed statue of Ravan is lit every year as a symbol of this festival signifying the destruction of anger, greed, delusion, intoxication, jealousy, selfishness and ego.

AstroSage wishes all its readers Happy Dussehra!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Navratri Navmi Puja Today, Know the Parna Muhurat

Maa Siddhidatri and her glory on Navmi! Read why it is important to worship Maa Siddhidatri on the ninth day of Navratri, what are the customs and rituals involved, when and how to do parana, as well as the shubh muhurat for Durga Visarjan.

The auspicious nine days of Navratri will be over on October 18. The navmi tithi of Navratri marks the completion of the festival. The next day is celebrated as Dussehra or Durga Visarjan. This year, Dussehra will be celebrated on October 19. During the festival, beautiful pandals are created across the country and people worship Maa Durga with special fervour. On the ninth day, Maa Siddhidatri is worshipped and people organize bhandara or kanya pujan. This day holds immense significance, thus, it is crucial to know the muhurat for parana and Durga Visarjan.

Sharad Navratri Parana Muhurat
18 October 2018, ThursdayAfter 15:30:41
Durga Visarjan Muhurat
19 October 2018, FridayFrom 06:24:02 to 08:40:50
Duration2 hrs 16 min

Note: The time mentioned above applies to New Delhi region. Know Paran Muhurat and auspicious time for Durga Visarjan in your city.

Maa Siddhidatri

The literal meaning of the word Siddhidatri is - one who grants siddhi or accomplishments. Maa Siddhidatri is known to be the ninth form of Maa Durga. It is believed that worshipping her brings success and happiness. If a devotee worships her with complete dedication and a clear mind, he attains the state of bliss and even moksha or salvation. On the ninth day of Navratri, Maha Navami is celebrated. Havana is held on this day in which offerings for all the gods and goddesses are given/served. 

Navratri Parana 

As per shastra, Parana is performed on tenth day of Navratri. The fasts that continued for nine days are considered to be complete after special rituals are performed. After parana, fruits, gifts, clothes etc. are offered to Brahmins. Also nine young girls are worshipped as incarnations of Goddess Durga. They are gifted sweets, food and sometimes money.

Sindoor Utsav

During Durga Puja, Sindoor Utsav has a special significance. This is a unique ritual that is observed in West Bengal or Kolkata. Married women play with Sindoor and apply it on each other’s forehead before the Visarjan takes place. 

Durga Visarjan

With the idol of Maa Durga submerged into water, the festival of Durga Puja comes to an end. The day of Vijayadashami or Dussehra is the day of Visarjana. The time depends upon the tithi of dashmi. The ritual is performed either in the morning or at noon when the tithi of navmi is over and the tithi of dashami starts. 

Astrosage wishes all its readers a Happy Maha Navami!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Navratri Ashtami Pooja Today, Know Its Significance

Worship Maa Mahagauri during this muhurat! Read the significance of Ashtami poojan and other rituals that would help you please Maa Durga and get your wishes fulfilled. 

Ashtami pooja holds great significance in Navratri. This is the day when Goddess Mahagauri is worshipped with great festivity. Hindu religion and related communities have special protocol for celebrating this day. Though, the form of worship varies from family to family, depending upon customs specific to a region or ancestral norms. The day is considered to be auspicious in all forms. Several religious rituals like Mundan Sanskar, Annaprashan Sanskar and Griha Pravesh or house warming ceremony are also held on this day. This year Ashtami puja will be held on October 17, 2018.

Navratri Ashtami Puja Muhurat
16 October 201810:18:29 - Commencement of Ashtami
17 October 201812:51:47 - Ashtami Tithi will end

Note: This muhurat applies for Delhi region. Click to know muhurat for Ashtami puja in your region.

Remark: Navami will begin on 17 October after 12:51:47 till 15:30:41 on 18 October, which is why Navami must be observed on 18 October 2018.

Worshipping Maa Mahagauri

Goddess Mahagauri is the eighth form of Maa Durga. She is gentle, calm and tender in her nature. She rides a bull, who is her mount. Those who worship her with complete devotion, beget her blessings and obstacles from their life get eliminated. It is believed that Maa Durga took the form of Maa Mahagauri to beget Lord Shiva as her husband. She underwent a tough auterious worshipping ritual for the same and her complexion turned dark because of it. Lord Shiv, after being impressed by her dedication, made her take a bath in the holy water of Ganges. Her complexion then turned fair and she came to be known as Maa Mahagauri.

Significance of Kanya Pujan on Ashtami

On Ashtami, young girls are worshipped as they are considered to be a form of Maa Durga. Girls of the age group 2 to 10 are invited to houses and offered food and gifts. It is believed that by doing so, one worships all the nine forms of Maa Durga, which pleases the goddess and the devotee is bestowed upon by her blessings. Girls of each age represents a particular aspect of Maa Durga. Worshipping all the nine forms of Shakti is considered beneficial. These 9 forms are: 

Kumari- Those girls who are two years old are called Kumaris. Worshipping them makes you free from sorrow and poverty.

Trimurti- The girls of the age 3 years are called Trimurti. By worshiping them one gets blessed with sons and grandsons.

Kalyani- Worshipping girls who are of 4 years in age bless you with knowledge and happiness.

Rohini- Worshipping girls of age 5 makes you free from diseases.

Kalika- The girls who are of 6 years of age are worshipped to get rid of enemies. 

Chandika - To attain wealth and splendour, the girls of age 7 are worshipped. 

Shambhavi - 8 years old girls are worshipped to attain victory and success in every sphere.

Durga - The girls of age 9 are worshiped as a form of Durga. With the influence of your worship, divine pleasures are attained.

Subhadra - Girls having their age at 10 are worshiped as Subhadra. By doing this, all your wishes come true.

We expect that you would enjoy reading this article on Navratri Ashtami Puja. Astrosage wishes Happy Navratri to all its readers.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Weekly Horoscope 15 to 21 October 2018

These five signs will be lucky this week. Read your weekly horoscope to know how this week is going to be in matters concerning job, business, education, health or family. 

The week is surrounded with the festivities of Navratri and Dussehra. The five signs including Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra and Scorpio will experience another level of happiness and will receive good news from all directions. 

Religious and astrological aspects make the week crucial and significant. This week on 18th October, Sharad navratri will be over. On the next day i.e. on October 19, 2018 we will celebrate Dussehra. Also on 17th October, the transition of Sun into Libra sign will take place. Today is the sixth day of navratri and Maa Katyayani is worshipped on this day. Read the significance of worshipping Maa Katyayani

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This week brings mixed results for Arians. On one hand you would feel increasing tension in your family life and will be worried about the health of your parents. Read more...


Taureans will find this week to be challenging. You will feel anxious and have to put in extra efforts to achieve desired results. Read more...


Geminians will suffer from significant mental stress this week. Your workplace will require you to struggle and work hard so as to incur good results. Read more...


The moon children or cancerians have a good news for them in this week and also need to take certain precautions. Read more...


Leos will get success and good news in communication and internet related fields this week. Read more...


Virgo natives will beget happiness in their families this week. There could be an auspicious occasion at your home which will spread joy in your family members. Read more...


Librans will be happy and contented this week. They will happily proceed towards success and actively look after both their professional and personal life. Read more...


Scorpios will be in a mood of fun and enjoyment during this week. They may opt for a long trip or ever a journey abroad. Read more...


The week poses a possibility of mental exertion for Sagittarians. They must seek guidance or advice from someone they trust and feel motivated with. Read more…


Capricorns need to look after their health and behaviour. Anger, stubbornness or cold behavior can adversely affect your relations. Read more...


This week brings mixed results for Aquarians. Your relations with father will improve and both of you will get promoted to a higher post. Read more...


Pisceans will be involved in religious activities this week. You will be respected in the society and make new contacts with venerable people. Read more...

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