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. 

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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!
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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!
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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.
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Sharad Navratri Begins Tomorrow

Know more about Urn Installation or Ghatasthapana, its muhurat and puja vidhi. Read about nine forms of Goddess Durga during Navratri which is beginning from 10 October 2018 till 18 October 2018.


Navratri is a combination of two words; Nau+Ratri, whose literal meaning is nine nights. Worshipping nine incarnations of Goddess Durga is considered to be highly significant during these nine days. In these nine days, devotees receive blessings from Goddess Durga due to his/her perseverance and tenacity. Nine forms of Durga which are worshiped during Navratri are Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kalratri, Maha Gauri and Siddhidtari respectively. On the first day of Navratri, Mother Shailaputri is worshipped. Before beginning, Ghatasthapana is conducted and all Gods and Devtas, along with Goddess Durga are hailed. After this, different forms of Maa are worshiped for nine days.



Sharad Navratri 2018 Ghatasthapana Muhurat
Ghatasthapana TimingsFrom 06:18:40 to 07:26:58 AM
Duration1 hour 8 minutes

Note: Timing mentioned above is effective for New Delhi. Know Ghatasthapana muhurat, rituals and puja vidhi for your city.

Glory of Navdurga


Maa Durga is known to be the eliminator of miseries and bad luck from one’s life. Goddess Durga is known to be the Adi Shakti of this universe. PItamah Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva uses her energy to create, preserve and destroy life.

Navratri Puja Vidhi


  • Wake up early and decorate the pooja plate after bathing.
  • Dress up the statue of Maa Durga with red-colored clothes.
  • Sow barley seeds in a clay pot and water it every day till Navmi.
  • Establish the urn or Kalash in an auspicious muhurat. Fill the urn with Gangajal. Cover its mouth with Mango leaves and put a coconut on top of it. Cover it with a red-colored cloth and tie a Kalava or red-colored sacred thread around its neck. Now keep it near the clay pot.
  • Do Panchopachara pooja using flowers, camphor and incense sticks.
  • Chant mantras related to Maa Durga for nine days straight and wish for happiness and prosperity while welcoming her into your house.
  • After conducting Durga Puja on eighth or ninth day (Ashtami or Navami), worship 9 young girls and offer them different kinds of dishes such as Puri, Chana, Halwa.
  • On the last day after Durga Puja, do Ghata Visarjan while singing aartis and offering her flowers and rice. Then pick up the urn.

Akhand Jyoti During Navratri


Akhand Jyoti or Unbroken Flame marks a special significance during Navratri, which when lightened removes darkness and negativity from life. Therefore, in Navratri, devotees should light up the Akhand Jyoti in their homes. One gets rid of all obstacles, troubles, and diseases. Sages and monks in Vedas have written that the effects of Akhand Jyoti can be observed directly on human life.

Kumari Puja or Worshipping Young Girls in Navratri


Kumari Puja is a special ritual followed during Navratri. Young girls are considered to be the incarnation of Jag Janani Maa Jagdamba. Therefore, Kumari Puja is conducted in Navratri. According to your capability, worship one girl or kanya for nine, seven, five or three days and offer her food.

What To Do During Navratri


  • Worshipers of Mata Durga who are fasting during Navratri should follow the rituals of Brahmacharya.
  • Consume milk, fruit and vegetarian food during fast. Those people who cannot remain empty stomach in the morning can consume milk or Sharbat.
  • During these nine days, devotees must sleep on the floor. It keeps the body healthy and active.

Nine Colors of Navratri & Their Significance


Every day signifies a specific color during Navratri. It is believed that wearing or using these colors brings good luck and prosperity.

  • Yellow on the day of Pratipada or Prathama
  • Green on the day of Dwitiya
  • Brown on the day of Tritiya
  • Orange on the day of Chaturthi
  • White on the day of Panchmi
  • Red on the day of Shashti
  • Blue on the day of Saptami
  • Pink on the day of Ashtami
  • Purple on the day of Navami

Worshipping Adi Shakti Maa Durga hold a special significance during Navratri. In these nine days, the Goddess removes the pains and diseases of her devotees and offers them prosperity.

Happy Navratri to all the visitors from AstroSage!

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Ganesh Chaturthi Today, Know Muhurat to Worship God

Know Ganesh Chaturthi Puja Vidhi as per your Sign! Ganesh Chaturthi is being celebrated today, on September 13, 2018. Read here to know the significance of this auspicious festival and its Puja Vidhi.


Also known as Vighnaharta and Mangal Karta (benefactor), Shree Ganesh birth anniversary known as Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated today with lots of zeal and happiness. In Hinduism, Lord Ganesha is the first to be worshipped among all the deities. No work goes uninterrupted without worshipping the God. Therefore, Ganesh ji is worshipped before initiating any auspicious task such as marriage, Griha Pravesh, etc.


According to Panchang or Hindu Calendar, this auspicious festival of Ganesh Chaturthi occurs on fourth day (Chaturthi) of Shukla Paksha in Bhadrapada month. It is believed that Shree Ganesh was born on this day. This festival is also known by the name of Vinayak Chaturthi, Kalank Chaturthi and Danda Chauth.

Ganesh Chaturthi Puja Muhurat 2018
Date/DayMuhurat TimeDuration
September 13, 2018 Thursday11:02:34 AM - 13:31:28 PM2 Hours 28 Minutes

Note: Muhurat time mentioned above is valid for New Delhi only. To know the timings of Muhurat in your city, read Ganesh Chaturthi Puja Muhurat and Rituals

Moon Sighting Prohibition Time
September 12, 201816:08:43 PM - 20:32:00 PM
September 13, 201809:31:59 AM - 21:11:00 PM


Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat Rituals


  • After bathing in the morning, take Copper or clay - made idol of Ganesh ji and worship the Siddhivinayak Roop (form) of the God.
  • Fill a vessel with water and bind its mouth with a new cloth. Then, place Ganpati above it.
  • Offer Vermilion, Durva (grass) and 21 Laddoos as Bhoga to the God. Then, share this Prasad of Laddoos among poor or Brahmins.

Remedies to Appease Lord Ganesha as per Zodiac Sign


Aries and Scorpio
Natives of these two signs should establish Vermillion (Sindoori) colored Ganesh Murti (idol) in their homes and adorn his idol with Red and Vermillion clothes. Also offer red roses, and Boondi Laddoos and Pomegranate as Prasad to Lord Ganesha.
Remedy: Chant “ऊँ Gan Ganpataye Namah” daily while offering 11 Durva grass to Ganpati ji.

Taurus and Libra
Dress up the idol of Lord Ganesha in white clothes and offer Modak as Bhoga.
Remedy: Recite Ganesh Chalisa and offer white flowers and Ittar (perfume) to the God.

Gemini and Virgo
Natives of these signs should adorn Ganesh Murti with green clothes. Offer Paan, green Cardamom, Durva grass, green Moong Dal and dry Meva.
Remedy: Reciting Ganesh Atharvashirsha is highly beneficial.

Cancer
Natives should vesture Ganpati Murti in pink clothes. Offer rice pudding as Bhoga and rose flowers to the God.
Remedy: Chanting Ganesh Gayatri Mantra is favourable.

Leo
Dress Ganesh ji in red colored clothes. Offer Jaggery (Gur) or sweets made from Jaggery as well as oleander flowers (Kaner ke Phool) to the God.
Remedy: Recite Ganpati Stotra daily.

Capricorn and Aquarius
The natives of these two signs should adorn the idol of Ganesh ji in blue colored clothes. Also, offer sweets made from Mawa, white flowers, Vermilion (Sindoor) mixed in Jasmine oil to the God.
Remedy: Chant Beej Mantra of Lord Ganesha.

Sagittarius and Pisces
Dress up Ganesh Murti in yellow clothes, and offer yellow colored flowers, sweets, Besan Laddoos and Banana as Bhoga.
Remedy: Chant Beej Mantra of Lord Ganesha.


Why Chandra Darshan is prohibited during Ganesh Chaturthi?


It is believed that a person should not see Moon during Ganesh Chaturthi. The reason being that Chandra Darshan may cause Mithya Kalank to a person, i.e. she/he may charged with false allegations without any reason. As per religious texts, Lord Krishna also became the victim of falsehood (Mithya) due to Chandra Darshan. But what is the reason behind this belief?

On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, there is an ancient story about Chandra Darshan. According to this myth, Lord Ganesha cursed Chandra on the day of Chaturthi, and this is the reason why seeing Moon on this day is prohibited. If anyone sees Moon by mistake, then there is a description of Chandra Darshan Dosh Nivaran Mantra in Vedic scriptures. One can chant this Mantra 28, 54 or 108 times to avoid the harmful effects of Chandra Darshan. Additionally, reading the 57th chapter of 10th part (Skanda) of Shrimad Bhagwat Geeta also results in eliminating Chandra Darshan Dosha.

Chandra Darshan Dosh Nivaran Mantra


Simha Prasenam Vadhita, Simho Jambavata Hatah।
Sukumarak Ma Rodistava, Hrosh Isyamantakah।।

Renowned astrologers and wise scholars believed that worshipping Lord Ganesha is highly felicitous for a person. And, if you are affected by the malefic effects of Planet Saturn, or Shani Dasha is creating obstacles for you, enemies are distressing you, or if there are chances of an accident, etc, then ruminating the name of Shree Ganesh devotedly will eliminate all the pains and problems in your life.

AstroSage hopes that the information provided above will be very useful for you. We wish our readers a Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
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Hartalika Teej Today, Know Muhurat Timings

Why fast for Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati today? Know Hartalika Teej Vrat Puja rituals. Also know the significance of this auspicious festival for girls and married women.


Just like Hariyali Teej and Kajari Teej, Hartalika Teej is the festival of married women. Dedicated to Shankar Bhagwan and Maa Parvati, the fast is performed by married women for the wellness and long life of their husband and family.


As per Hindu Calendar or Panchang, this festival is observed on the third day (Tritiya) in Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month. It is believed that this auspicious fast was performed by Goddess Parvati to get Lord Shiva as her husband. Therefore, the fast of Hartalika Teej can also be performed by unmarried girls. This festival is also known by the name of Badi Teej in some parts of India. It is especially celebrated in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan along with other states with lots of zeal and happiness.

Hartalika Teej Puja Muhurat
Muhurat in Early MorningFrom 06:03:49 to 08:33:02
Duration2 Hours 29 Minutes

Note: The Muhurat is valid for New Delhi. To know muhurat timings in your city, click on Hartalika Teej Muhurat

Hartalika Teej Vrat Rituals


The festival of Hartalika Teej is celebrated on Tritiya of Shukla Paksha in the month of Bhadrapada. This time period is of great significance as God Shiva and Mata Parvati are especially worshipped in this duration during Hasta Nakshatra.

On this occasion, Shiv Parvati idols made of clay or sand are worshipped. Since, this is a Nirjala Vrat (without water), therefore, the devotees should only offer fruits to the deities. At night, Jagrans and Bhajans are performed to worship Parvati Maa and Bhagwan Shankar. This fast of Hartalika Teej is completed after immersion of Puja material (Samagri) in the morning, the next day.


Hartalika Teej Vrat Katha and Significance


According to religious beliefs, Parvati ji performed difficult austerity to get Lord Shiva as her husband. Seeing her condition, her father Parvat Raj Himalaya was very sad. Meanwhile, Narada Muni brought the marriage proposal for Maa Parvati on behalf of Lord Vishnu. When the Goddess heard about this, she became upset. After being asked by one of her friends, Parvati told them that she’s performing penance to get God Shiva as her husband. After this, her friends took the Goddess to the forest. Since then, the festival is known by the name of Hartalika Teej, as Maa Parvati was abducted by her friends, so that she could achieve her goal to marry Bhagwan Shankar.

Here, the word Hartalika comprises “Harat”, which means abduction, and “Talika” that signifies female friends. After taken to the forest, Goddess performed severe austerity. On the Tritiya of Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha during Hasta Nakshatra, the Goddess created the idol of Lord Shiva with sand and worshipped him with complete devotion. Pleased with her sincerity and Puja, Lord Shiva accepted her as his wife as desired by Mata Parvati.

Thus, performing this fast with utmost devotion, and worshipping Shiv Parvati while following all Puja rituals sincerely, blesses a girl or women with luck and prosperity. This is the reason why Hartalika Teej Vrat and festival is of high significance for girls and married women.

AstroSage wishes our readers a happy Hartalika Teej and hopes that Maa Parvati blesses you all the happiness in life!
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Shri Krishna Janmashtami Today, Know Muhurat

On this Krishna Janmashtami, Dwapara Era’s Yog again! Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated today on September 2. Read here to know Puja rituals, muhurat and significance of this auspicious festival.


He is the most mischievous (Nand Gopal), naughty (Nand Lal) child of Yashoda, and the God of all devotees. He is Shri Krishna. Birth anniversary of the Lord will be celebrated with lots of zeal, enthusiasm and happiness. Though, the festivities of this day will be just like every year, but this time there is something special about this day. The special Yoga which is forming on this day is exactly the same as was during the birth of Lord Krishna in Dwapara Era. This Yoga is also known by the name of Shri Krishna Jayanti.

(Note: Smarta sect will celebrate the festival of Krishna Janmashtami on September 2, whereas the followers of Vaishnava community will enjoy the auspicious festivities on September 3. The people who follow the principles of either Vaishnava or Smarta community will celebrate this festival according to different rules.)


Krishna Jayanti as per Hindu Scripture Nirnaya Sindhu


When it is Rohini Nakshatra at midnight 12 AM, Sun planet is in Leo Zodiac Sign and planet Moon is in Taurus Sign during Ashtami of Krishna Paksha in Bhadrapada month. The combination of these celestial phenomenon create Shri Krishna Jayanti Yoga. This is the same Yoga which was formed during the birth of Shri Krishna in Dwapar Era. This time, the same Yoga is appearing on September 2, 2018. Today, Ashtami Tithi will start after 08:49 PM, and Rohini Nakshatra will also exist in this period.

Janmashtami Puja Muhurat 2018
Nishith Puja MuhuratFrom 23:58:25 to 24:43:35
Duration45 Minutes
Janmashtami Paran MuhuratAfter 19:21:52 on September 3, 2018

Note: The above mentioned Muhurat is for New Delhi only. Know Muhurat for your city here, Janmashtami Shubh Muhurat

Krishna Janmashtami - Things to do for a Prosperous LIfe


  • To make your love strong and happy, offer cow’s milk (as Bhoga) to Lord Krishna and perform Abhishek with Panchamrit.
  • To get worldly comforts and happiness, offer sugar and butter (Makhan-Mishri) to the God and perform Abhishek with raw Lassi.
  • To get rid of physical disorders and diseases, offer milk mixed with Tulsi to Shri Krishna and perform Abhishek with raw Lassi.
  • To remove all obstacles in your work, offer sweets (Ladoo) to the God as Bhoga and perform Abhishek with Sugarcane juice.

Also Know more about Hindu Festivals and their Muhurat: Festivals 2018

Importance of Shri Krishna Jayanti for Childless Couples


This year, special Yoga of Shri Krishna Jayanti is especially auspicious for the people who are still childless. On this propitious Janmashtami, they should fast (Vrat) and follow the right rituals (Puja Vidhi) to worship the God. They must also chant Santan Gopal Mantra and if possible, should establish Santan Gopal Yantra in their homes.

ऊं श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं ग्लौं देवकीसुत गोविंद वासुदेव जगत्पते ।

देहि मे तनयं कृष्णं त्वामहं शरणं गत:।।

Significance of Krishna Janmashtami


As per ancient scriptures, Janmashtami Puja and Vrat has great significance in Hinduism. According to religious beliefs, Shri Krishna was the eighth reincarnation (Avatar) of Lord Vishnu. It was believed that the mere sight of the Lord eliminates all pain and sufferings of the people. In Vedic texts, the fast of Krishna Janmashtami is among the most significant fasts of Hindu religion. The devotees who perform the propitious fast with true reverence achieve great virtue and blessings of the God. Additionally, the fast of Krishna Janmashtami offers people with child, family growth and freedom from Pitru Dosha.

AstroSage wishes our readers a happy and blissful Shri Krishna Janmashtami!
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Kajari Teej Today, Know Its Significance and Puja Vidhi

Know the auspicious effects of Gau Pujan today! Kajari Teej festival will be celebrated today, i.e. on August 29, 2018. Read here to know the importance of this propitious occasion, fasting rituals and Puja Vidhi.


In Hinduism, married women take certain fasts (Vrat) every year for the long-life of their husbands as well as for the happiness and prosperity in their families. Fasts such as Karwa Chauth, Hartalika Teej, Hariyali Teej, Vat Savitri Vrat and Kajari Teej are among the most important fasts for women.


According to Hindu Panchang, fast for Kajari Teej is performed on Tritiya (third day) of Krishna Paksha in the month of Bhadrapada. However, as per Gregorian Calendar, this festival falls in the month of July or August. This year, the festival is occuring today on August 29, and will be celebrated by women across the country with devotion and enthusiasm. However, it is mainly celebrated in Hindu states of the country including Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. This festival is also known by the name of Kajali Teej. Goddess Neemdi or Neemdi Mata is worshipped on this day. Married women fast on this occasion for longevity of their husbands. Additionally, unmarried girls also fast on this day to get blessed with a right and suitable husband.

Vrat Rituals on Kajari Teej


  • Like Karva Chauth, this fast is also performed without drinking water (Nirjala Vrat). Although, pregnant women may have fruits on this day.
  • Usually the fast is opened by looking at the Moon as per rituals. But, if it is not visible in the sky, a woman can open her fast by looking to the sky around 11:30 PM, and offering Argh to the Moon God.
  • Once the fasting rituals (Udyapan) for Kajari Teej are performed, if proper Nirjala fast is not possible by a woman in the coming years, she can have fruits.

To know more about this festival, read: Kajari Teej Vrat Puja Vidhi

Rituals for offering Argh to Moon God


  • It is a tradition to offer Argh to Moon God on Kajari Teej. At night, women should sprinkle some water while looking to the sky, and offer vermillion (Roli) and Akshat (rice) to the God. After this, they should offer food as Bhoga to Moon God.
  • Offer Argh to Moon God while holding a Silver ring and few Wheat grains in your hand. Then, circumambulate (Parikrama) 4 times on the same place in a clockwise direction.


Kajari Teej and Importance of Worshipping Cows


In Hindu religion, Cow has been given the status of a mother, and is considered the holiest being in the world as per Vedas and Puranas. It is also believed that all the deities reside in Gau Mata (Cow). She is also known as Kamadhenu (a bovine Goddess, also known as the mother of fulfilment), who when worshipped brings happiness, peace and prosperity in the house. Gau Mata is especially worshipped on the occasion of Kajari Teej. The food is consumed only after feeding small round Chapatis made from flour dough along with Ghee and Gur (Jaggery) to the Cow.

Traditions related to Kajari Teej


  • Several dishes are prepared on this auspicious occasion using barley, wheat, gram (Chana) and rice-mixture called Sattu along with Ghee and Meva.
  • Beautifully adorned swings are thrown on trees in the fields or gardens, and women gathers and celebrate this festive occasion by dancing to the tunes of folk-songs.
  • The tradition of singing folk songs while riding on a boat on this day is performed by the people of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

Just like Hariyali and Hartalika Teej, married women celebrate the propitious festival of Kajari Teej with lots of zeal and happiness. The fast performed on this day is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

We, at AstroSage, wishes our readers a very prospering and blissful Kajari Teej.
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Raksha Bandhan Today

Know the auspicious muhurat for tying Rakhi. Read the religious and social significance of Rakshabandhan and mythological stories related to it.


हिन्दी में पढ़ने के लिए क्लिक करें!

India is the country of religions, festivals and pilgrimages. Every year, several fasts and festivals are celebrated by Indian people. Among them, Raksha Bandhan is one of the most important festivals. It represents the immense affection of brothers and sisters towards each other. Every sister and brother awaits for this festival very eagerly, as sisters tie a thread or bracelet, called Rakhi, around the wrist of their brothers. In affirmation, brothers also vow to protect and care for their sisters. As per Hindu Calendar, every year Raksha Bandhan occurs on Purnima of Shravan month.

Raksha Bandhan Muhurat 2018
Rakhi Ceremony MuhuratFrom 05:55:48 AM to 17:27:57 PM
Duration11 Hours 32 Minutes
Rakhi Aprahan MuhuratFrom 13:40:16 PM to 16:15:05 PM

Note: This muhurat is applicable for New Delhi. To know muhurat timings in your city, read Raksha Bandhan Muhurat

Rakhi Ceremony Muhurat and Puja Vidhi


On this auspicious occasion, sisters tie the sacred knot called Rakhi around their brothers’ wrists. It is highly significant to perform this propitious ceremony in a Shubh Muhurat. Following are the rituals that are performed during Rakhi ceremony:

  • Prepare your Rakhi plate. Keep Roli, Kumkum, Akshat and Rakhi on it.
  • Make your brother sit on a seat (Aasan), and apply Tilak on his forehead. Then, tie Rakhi on his right wrist.
  • Feed him sweets, then perform an Aarti of your brother.
  • After that, brothers should present a gift or money to their sisters. It is also the obligation and duty of brothers to take a vow to protect their sisters and honor their virtue.


Importance of Raksha Bandhan and Mythological Stories


Raksha Bandhan has been celebrated since ancient ages in India. From Mahabharata Era to the history of Medieval India, there are several stories mentioned about Raksha Bandhan. Some of them are mentioned below:

Story of Draupadi and Shri Krishna: There was a unique story in Mahabharata Era about Raksha Bandhan. When Lord Krishna killed Shishupal, his finger got hurt. Everyone was looking for a cloth to stop the bleeding. At that time, Draupadi tore a part of her Sari and wrapped it around Lord Krishna’s finger. It was the day of Purnima during the month of Shravana. Being grateful towards her, Shri Krishna made a promise that he will protect her. That is why, he came to her rescue during Draupadi’s Cheer-Haran by Dushasana.

Story of Sikandar and Puru: The wife of Emperor Sikandar, made his enemy Puru, or King Porus, her half-brother. She asked him to promise her not to kill her husband. Then, during the war, King Porus spared Sikander’s life. Not only this, when Porus tried to attack him, he remembered his promise to his half-sister, and didn’t attack him, and became a prisoner. Seeing the nobility of King Porus, Sikander gave King Porus his country back.

So, from the above two stories, we can see the purity and significance of this auspicious festival. Not only the above stories, but there are several stories in Indian history that have mentioned various examples of sacrifice and love done by brothers and sisters for each other.

AstroSage wishes our readers a very happy and blissful Raksha Bandhan.
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72nd Independence Day Celebrations Today

Know how will be upcoming days for India! Today, India is celebrating its 72nd years of independence. On this occasion, know how will be the future of India according to its birth chart.


The country is celebrating its 72nd anniversary of independence today. Its picture has transformed completely since 1947. In these 7 decades, Indians have worked hard to lead India to the heights of eminence. One can see huge development in the field of Medical Science, technology, Finance, Economy, Defence, Business, Agriculture, etc. but challenges are still there and India is ready to take them head-on.

हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें

Not only Government, but people of India should also make effort for improvement in terms of illiteracy, unemployment, health facilities, financial inequality, discrimination and various other national issues. This should be the motto of this year’s Independence Day. Now take a look at how will be the upcoming days for India according to its horoscope.


India got its freedom on August 15, 1947 at 12:00 AM midnight. As per astrology, independent India outset at this time, and therefore, according to this time, its Birth Chart is as follows:

India's Birth Chart


According to this birth chart, Lagna (ascendant) of India is Taurus and it is residing in Rahu Ascendant House. Mars is posited in 2nd House. Planets such as Venus, Mercury, Sun, Moon and Saturn are situated in 3rd House. At the same time, Jupiter is in 6th House and Ketu in the 7th House. Lagna for Navmansh Kundli is Pisces, which is in the 11th position from Taurus in Lagna Kundli. The status of both the Kundli (horoscopes) reflects auspicious and progressive results in all situations. From the beginning of year 1947, India has passed through the Mahadashas of Saturn, Mercury, Ketu, Venus and Sun. Now, from August 11, 2018, India is going through Moon and Jupiter Mahadasha.
  • As per birth chart of India, Moon is posited in 3rd House in Cancer. At the same time, Jupiter (being the ruling planet of 8th and 11th House) is residing in 6th House in Libra sign.
  • From 3rd House, one can finds details about transport communication, telecommunication, share market, writing and similar things of India. 8th House tells about the natural disasters and problems that may occur in future in India. 11th House informs about parliament, assembly and nations’ law and order.
  • Furthermore, 6th House informs about the possible infectious diseases in the country, military ammunitions, labor class, foreign support, mortgages, etc. Moon, which is the lord of 3rd House is residing in it. This situation reflects India’s aggressive personality and self-confidence globally. However, Jupiter’s situation in the 6th House indicates toward natural calamities and instability, and further toward debt situation of India, which may decrease initially, but later may increase.
According to the 72nd anniversary of free India, Cancer Lagna has risen on August 15, 2018. This year, Lagna ruling planet, i.e. Moon is posited in the 3rd House with its friendly planet as well as with its enemy planet, Venus. Muntha is in 10th House, and the ruling planet of Muntha is situated in 7th House in its exalted sign. However, the planet is bothered by Ketu. Additionally, Sun, Mercury, Rahu, Mars, etc have their hidden aspect on Muntha, while Jupiter has direct aspect on Muntha. Now, with the help of this year’s horoscope of India, let’s take a look at the bigger picture of India in the coming future.


India and Its Neighbouring Countries at a Glance


As per India’s yearly horoscope, China will try to bother India again. It will try to obstruct India’s economy, and with the help of other countries including Pakistan, China will also try to politically restrain our country. However, India will remain prepared for facing the challenges that China will reflect on the country, and will also try to overcome China and Pakistan diplomatically.

Inflation, Corruption and the Common Man


Agitated by inflation, corruption, new rules and regulation, and the overbearing attitude of government officials, the common man may act aggressively or may show protest on the streets. However, the government will try to strengthen its administrative system, along with its working situation. As a result, government schemes would be fully implemented, which will benefit the citizens of the country.

Political Instability and Struggle


As Kaal-Sarp Yoga is in India’s Kundali till September 19, 2018, therefore one would see political instability in the country. Social conditions are also likely to be unstable in this period. There may also be the loss of life or property in some states of India due to natural calamities.

Let's take an oath on the occasion of 72nd anniversary of India’s independence! We should vow to keep our country clean and maintain its unity, integrity and mutual goodwill. AstroSage wishes our readers a happy Independence Day!
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Nag Panchami Tomorrow, Know Its Importance & Muhurat Timings

Know legends and significance of Nag Panchami! Follow the celebrations of Nag Panchami festival on August 15, 2018 with Hindu rituals and tradition.


According to Hindu Calendar, Nag Panchami or festival of snakes is celebrated on the fifth day of moonlit fortnight (Shukla Paksha) in the month of Shravan. It is a Hindu festival celebrated every year to worship snakes. This year, Nag Panchami will be celebrated on Aug 15 2018. As per Vedic Astrology, snakes are considered deities, and so, Naag Devta (Snake God) is especially worshipped on this day. It is also believed that if a person worships snakes on this sacred day, they remain steer clear of the possibilities of snake bites. There are a handful of Hindu mythologies that are filled with stories and tales about snakes. The festival is celebrated worldwide with great fervor and faith.

हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें

Another important event that held on this day is the arduous trekking pilgrimage known as Nagdwar Yatra to Pachmarhi. On this occasion, food is cooked in a Karahi (cooking pot) as an offering to the Snake God.

Naag Panchami 2018 Puja Muhurat
Naag Panchami Puja MuhuratFrom 05:49:59 to 08:28:11
Duration2 Hrs 38 mins

Note: This muhurat is applicable for New Delhi. To know muhurat timings in your city, read Nag Panchami Puja Vidhi and Muhurat

Mythological Significance of Nag Panchami


There are some Indian mythological scriptures such as Skanda Purana, Agni Purana, Narada Purana and Mahabharata, which give information about Puja rituals for worshipping snake and also mention its religious and mythological significance. As per ancient beliefs, it is believed that the origin of snakes is associated with Lord Brahma, and that is the reason why worshipping them is considered auspicious. The son of Lord Brahma, known as Kashyapa had four wives. His first wife was the mother of all Devtas, second wife of Garudas, third wife of Nagas and fourth wife was the mother of all Asuras. The third wife of Kashyapa, named Kadroo, had given birth to Nagas. Therefore, Nagas (snakes) are also known by the name of Kadrooja.

Nine Species of Snakes (Nagas)


The Sanskrit names of 9 Great Nāgas are Anant, Vāsuki, Sheshnāg, Padmanābha, Kambala, Shankhapāla, Dhārtarāshtra, Takshaka, and Kaliya. Nag Panchami, also known as Bhratru Panchami, is the day when sisters along with their brothers worship snakes and their burrows (snake hole) to seek the blessings of snakes. Sisters performed this Puja for the well-being of their brothers, so that they do not suffer or steer clear of snake bites. This Hindu festival is also celebrated as Vishari Puja or Bishari Puja in some regions of the country, where Bisha or Visha means “poison”.

Importance of Snakes in Hindu Religion and Vedic Astrology


India has always been known as the land of snake worshippers and snakes. People of India celebrates the festival of Nag Panchami in honor of serpents and snakes. During the festival of Nag Panchami, people wash the snakes with milk ensuring their families safety from danger of snakes.

It is believed that snakes are imbibed with more powers than humans. The connection of snakes with Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Subramanya, shows their religious significance and hence, shows the devotion of Hindus towards cobra and other snakes throughout the country. The relation of snake with Moon nodes in Hindu astrology is known for more than one reason. It is believed that the tail of the snake is considered as Ketu (Dragon’s tail) and the head as Rahu (Dragon’s head). If seven planets of an individual are surrounded between Rahu and Ketu in reverse order, it is said that the person has Kalasarpa Dosha or defect due to black snakes in his Zodiac Chart. It brings bad luck and hardship in an individual’s life. Therefore, it can be rectified by worshipping the snakes on the day of Nag Panchami.


Celebration of Nag Panchami in Different States


In the state of Maharashtra, there is a city called Nagpur where snakes have special eminence. The name of the city is derived from the word Naga (means snake) as the place or the place is full of snakes. Mahal area in Nagpur has a temple called Nagoba, where worshippers offer special prayers to snakes on Nag Panchami day. It is said that the temple was found under the Neem tree, known as “Nagoba ka vota”.

In Banaras (Varanasi), Akharas (where wrestling practice has been performed) are decorated on the day of Nag Panchami. Additionally, Akharas are cleaned and painted with images of snakes, priests, and the gurus. Here, the festival is important as wrestlers are the symbol of virility and Naga symbolizes the “scheme of virility”. Therefore, the decoration of Akharas and images of snake shows snakes drinking milk. 

In Kashmir, snakes have been worshipped by Hindu people from a very long time. In north eastern states such as Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal and Assam, Goddess Manasa Devi is worshipped on this occasion. In Hindu mythology, Manasa Devi is considered the Queen of Snakes and sister of Vasuki. She is also believed to be the Snake Goddess, Jaratkaru, the same snake that was wrapped around Mandarachal mountain during Samudra Manthan. In Maharashtra, devotees go round the burrows (snake hole) and sing songs in praise of snake gods. Furthermore, Manasa plant symbolizing the Goddess Mansa is also worshipped on this day. It is not only worshiped in the month of Shravan, but also in the month of Bhadra.

In Karnataka, the preparation for the festival starts on the New Moon day of Bhima Amavasya, which is five days prior to the festival of Panchami. The festival is celebrated within the boundaries of the house. The devotees offer raw milk and green Bananas. Girls offer prayers to the images made with white clay and painted with white dots. During the ritual, they offer prayers and take a vow by tying a thread dipped in turmeric paste on their right wrist. An image of snake is drawn on the floor in front of the house and milk is offered as a religious offering. Before one night of the festival, they complete the fast or take a salt free diet. After Puja, a delicious feast is held.

It is observed that if Nag-Panchami is celebrated every year with devotion and gaiety, then snakes bestow the person with good health, wealth and happiness. However, if snakes are unhappy or angry, they make you sick and no medicine can heal your from pain or suffering.

We hope that you like this article on Nag Panchami. If you want to read more updates on festivals or any other astrological event, read our blogs on AstroSage Magazine.
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Hariyali Teej Tomorrow, Know its Significance

Know rituals and legends of Hariyali Teej! Also know how to appease Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Follow the celebration of Hariyali Teej with enthusiasm and fanfare.


This year, Hariyali Teej or Madhushrava Teej will occur on 13th August 2018, i.e. tomorrow on Monday. The festival of Hariyali teej is celebrated for marital bliss and well-being of the families. There are three teej festivals that are celebrated across Northern India. As per Hindu Calendar, Hariyali Teej, Kajari Teej and Hartalika Teej occur in Sawan and Bhadrapad months. It is observed that women in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Bihar celebrate Teej with great gaiety and fanfare. On this auspicious day of Sawan, colorful ethnic wear, sumptuous sweets like Ghevar and fasting mark the celebrations of the unification of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.


As per Hindu Calendar, Hariyali Teej will occur tomorrow on 13th August, while Kajri Teej will be celebrated on 29th August. Kajari Teej or Badi Teej is celebrated 15 days after Hariyali Teej or Choti Teej. In Rajasthan, processions of Teej Mata are taken on the streets, songs are sung and dances are performed. This day marks as the official holiday in Haryana and Government also organises several functions. There is also a tradition for women to enjoy swings. In Chandigarh, students perform plays and cultural programs and Chandigarh government makes special arrangements in Rock Garden for Teej celebration. In Punjab, all girls and women gather and perform Gidda and visit their families.

Women in the states of Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar, celebrate the festival of Teej with great joy and enthusiasm. 

Legend Associated with Hariyali Teej


Teej is a festival that symbolizes the reunion of Shiva and his wife Parvati. According to Hindu mythology, on this auspicious day, Parvati came to Shiva’s abode, marking the union of husband and wife. It shows the sacrifice of a wife to win the heart and soul of her husband. This festival marks the celebration of well-being of spouse, children and personal purification.

Goddess Parvati observed a fast for around 108 years in order to prove her love and devotion for Lord Shiva, before he considered her as his wife. According to some scriptures, she was born 107 times before she take the birth of Parvati, and at her 108th birth, she was granted the boon to be the wife of Lord Shiva because of her dedication, perseverance and penance over many births. Hence, the festival of Teej is celebrated to salute the devotion of Parvati, who is also often called as ‘Teej Mata’.


The Mythological Significance of Hariyali Teej


It is believed that on this day, Lord Shiva accepted Goddess Parvati as his wife after she fasted for him for many years. There are Legend which says that she prayed and took 108 births to be Lord Shiva’s wife. Goddess Parvati is also known as Teej Mata. The union took place on the third day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Shravan.

There is a tradition of sending a basket of gift called ‘Sindhara’ to the daughter and her in-laws by her parents. The gift contains Henna cones, new bangles, homemade sweets and ghewar. Because of the Hindu tradition of sending Sindhara, Hariyali Teej is also known as Sindhara Teej. The day is also called as Choti Teej or Shravan Teej. On the other hand, the Teej that falls after 15 days of Hariyali Teej is known as Badi Teej. 

Celebration of Teej


  • On this auspicious day, married couples visit Lord Shiva temple and offer red flowers to him. They also offer Bhog, Solah Shringar and pray for their happy married life.
  • As per Hindu culture, parents of married women send a basket to their daughters on Teej, known as Sindhara, which is full of fruits, ghevar, mehndi cone and bangles.
  • On this day, the atmosphere is filled with traditional songs of Teej, and women decked up in ethnic wear especially in green colored clothes. They put on a bindi, wear anklets, bangles, mehndi (henna) and do all Solah Shringar. 
  • In rural areas, groups of girls and women gather around swings and enjoy the beautiful greenery and weather of Sawan month. 
  • Women observe a fast during the day, decked up traditionally and offer prayer to the Lord Moon in the evening. 
  • A special puja is performed to worship the lord moon with curd, milk and flowers. Religious hymns are chanted and songs are sungs.

AstroSage wishes our readers a blissfully happy hariyali Teej!
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