Shani Jayanti Today, Know 5 Things that will Change Your Life

Get rid of from the malefic effects of Lord Shani! Today on May 15, 2018, the celebrations for Shani Jayanti are still on the run. Read here to know the religious and astrological significance of this festival. Also know about best remedies to appease the God and lessen his malefic influence on your life.


हिन्दी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें

Saturn or Shani Dev or Lord Shani, the name is enough to make people right their wrongdoings. If Shani Sade Sati, Dhaiya and Panauti are present in one’s Kundli, the person has to bear the pain and sufferings that comes with them. Shani is considered a cruel planet according to Vedic Astrology, but in real, he is not an enemy but the significator of Karma. Lord Shani provide justice to each and every person according to their deeds. This is the reason why, he is also called as Karmaphal Data or the God of Justice in Kalyuga. As Shani Dev is the significator of Karma, so worshipping him results in good job or business and a person gets motivated to perform highly.

Shani Dev Janam Katha


According to religious beliefs, Lord Shani is the son of Surya Dev and Chhaya. Sun God was married to Sangya, the daughter of Deva Vishwakarma. Later, they were blessed with two children; Yama and Yami. Due to excessive vibrance (Tej) of Sun God, Sangya was not able to bear it for a long time. She left her shadow, Devi Chhaya, for serving the God and herself left for tenacity (Tap). After some time, Chhaya gave birth to Shani Dev. Seeing the appearance of Lord Shani, Surya Deva refused to accept him as his son. Since then, Shani and Surya dislike each other, in spite of being father and son.

Importance of Shani in your LIfe


Shani rules the sign Capricorn and Aquarius. He stays in a zodiac for approx 2.5 years. Among all the planets in a person’s horoscope or Kundli, Lord Shani is the planet that stays the longest in a zodiac sign. That is why, he is also the slowest planet (Mandgami). During transit, Sade Sati or Mahadasha of Lord Shani (Saturn), a person has to face several kinds of problems. This also increases the importance of worshipping the God as well as performing charity during this period to lessen its bad impact on one’s life.

5 Remedies to ward off the troubles on Shani Jayanti


  1. Establishing Shani Yantra and worshipping it is highly fruitful on Shani Jayanti. Also, worshipping this Yantra on regular basis while following all the rituals pleases Lord Shani.

  2. Worshipping Lord Hanuman after sunset is also considered auspicious. Use Sindoor (vermilion), oil and blue flowers to worship the God. You can perform this remedy every Saturday.

  3. Donate five iron goods, food grains, and oil to any needy on this sacred day.

  4. Offer Til, Ladoo, Urad Dal and sweet Puris to Shani Dev. Offer the same to a cow, a dog, and a crow. Take this Prasad yourself as well.

  5. On Monday, pour Kheer (sweet rice porridge) in a silver bowl and then place it on the terrace. This remedy will free a person from all his/her problems.


In Vedic Astrology, Saturn or Lord Shani is a cruel and bad planet. But in real, he is an honorable planet and is also called as the God of Justice by nature. He offers justice, according to the deeds one has done in his/her life. To please Shani Dev and get his blessings, one should not speak lies, deceit anyone or do immoral activities.

AstroSage wishes our readers a morally blissful and happy Shani Jayanti.
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Budh Purnima Tomorrow! Know its Religious Significance

5 noble and moralistic lessons of a happy life! Budh Purnima will be celebrated tomorrow on April 30, 2018. Read below to know the importance of this festival and the preachings of Lord Buddha.


The birth anniversary of Lord Buddha is celebrated as Budh Purnima. It was on the day of Vaishakha Purnima that Lord Buddha was born, he acquired Knowledge (Gyan) and gained salvation (Parinirvana). This is the reason why, Buddhist followers celebrate this day as Budh Purnima. Vaishakha or Budh Purnima is also known by the name of Buddha Jayanti, Vesak and Hanamatsuri. As per Hindu religious beliefs, Gautam Buddha is the ninth incarnation of God Vishnu. Therefore, it is a holy festival for Hindus as well.


Life of Gautam Buddha and His Preaching


Lord Buddha is believed to be the greatest man in the world for his non-violence and humanist beliefs. He propagated Bauddha Dharma Darshan everywhere. Since childhood, Mahatma Buddha has love and compassion for the people who were miserable and suffering. Troubled by the sorrows in the world, he left his wife, son and all the worldly pleasures behind and went to the forest. During that period, he performed a long rigorous tenacity (Tapasya) and obtained Knowledge (Gyan) at an age of 29 years under the Bodhi tree in Bodhgaya.

Thus, he laid the foundation of Buddhist religion, and told the path for human well-being in his preachings. Among his preachings, he spoke about 5 things prominently:
  1. Do not do violence with any creature.
  2. Never steal anything.
  3. Stay away from lust and misdeeds.
  4. Never speak lies.
  5. Do not consume intoxicated things or drugs (Nashile Padarth).

Festival of Budh Purnima and Its Rituals


Budh Purnima is celebrated in many countries worldwide including India, China, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Vietnam. On this occasion, Buddhist followers perform several religious activities, like:
  • Buddhist people decorate their homes with flowers and light lamps on this day.
  • Followers of Buddhism from around the world come to Bodhgaya.
  • Religious texts of Buddhist religion are preached.
  • Bodhi Tree, under which Lord Buddha attained knowledge, in Bodhgaya is worshipped on this day.
  • Food and clothes are donated to the poor and needy.
Know More About Vesak or Buddha Jayanti, Read Vesak Festival 2018

Astrological and Religious Importance of Budh Purnima


This day (Tithi) of Purnima holds great significance in Hindu religion and Vedic Astrology. From astrological point of view, Sun is in its exalted sign Aries and Moon is in exalted sign Libra on the day of Vaishakha Purnima. The importance of Ganga Bath (Ganga Snan) during Vaishakha month is mentioned in religious scriptures. It is believed that by bathing, donating and performing tenacity (Tapasya) on Vaishakha Purnima, a person achieves pious results.

AstroSage wishes our readers a happy and blessed Budh Purnima.
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Akshaya Tritiya Tomorrow, Know Muhurat to Initiate New Things

Akshaya Tritiya - key to your success & happiness! Tomorrow, i.e. on April 18, 2018, Akshaya Tritiya will be celebrated with lots of zeal and happiness. Read here to know about this auspicious day and its astrological significance.


Third day or Tritiya that falls in Shukla Paksha of Vaishakha month is known as Akshaya Tritiya. This festival is also known by the name of Akha Teej or Vaishakha Shukla Tritiya. It holds great religious significance in Hinduism. It is believed that the beginning of Satyug and Treta Yuga took place from this Tithi onwards. On the same day, birth anniversary of Lord Parshuram, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, is celebrated as Parshuram Jayanti. The festival is highly auspicious in nature and brings happiness and prosperity in one’s life. It is believed that any task commenced on this day is bound to give you the desired results.


Akshaya Tritiya Puja Muhurat


Muhurat BeginsMuhurat EndsMuhurat Duration
05:53:17 AM12:20:51 PM6 Hours 27 Minutes

Note: The above muhurat timing is valid for New Delhi only. To know the muhurat timings in your city, read Akshaya Tritiya Muhurat & Puja Vidhi.

Significance of Akshaya Tritiya


Akshaya Tritiya is highly propitious festival which is widely celebrated by Hindu and Jain people. Bathing in Ganga river, donating things, performing Yagna, etc on this auspicious day results in sacred rewards as well as eliminates all sins. If this day falls on Monday and in Rohini Nakshatra, then it reaps highly great fruits.

This Tritiya is also known as Sarva Siddhi Muhurat. It is the day when auspicious activities like marriage, Grah Pravesh, etc. can be commenced without looking at Panchang. It is also an auspicious Muhurat for beginning a new task, business, or anything, buying new things especially gold, etc. According to Puranas, Pind Daan offered to ancestors on this day is highly propitious.

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Religious Activities to do on Akshaya Tritiya


  • Donate things like watch, urn (Kalash), fan, umbrella, rice, pulses, Salt, Ghee, Sugar, Tamarind, fruits, clothes, Khadau (Chappal), Sattu, Cucumber (Kakdi), musk melon and money to the needy or Brahmins.
  • On this day, one should buy things like gold, silver, clay pots (Mitti ke Bartan), clothes, Shankh, Sugar, Turmeric (Haldi), Peacock feathers, etc for good fortune.
  • Cow represents good health and wealth. So, on this auspicious day, one should worship this sacred being with utmost devotion.
  • People pay reverence to Goddess Mahalakshmi who is considered as the bestower of wealth and prosperity.
  • Doors to God Badrinarayana opens on this day, so one should offer Tulsidal (multiple tulsi leaves tied together) in water and worship the God will utmost and pure devotion.

Why is Akshaya Tritiya celebrated?


There are many stories mentioned in religious scriptures about why Akshaya Tritiya is of great significance.

  • Parashurama Jayanti


Lord Parshuram was born on Akshaya Tritiya, therefore, the day is celebrated as Parshuram Jayanti. He is believed to be the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Initially named as Ramabhadra, he was given the holy responsibility of releasing Mothers and Goddesses from demons. For this task, he was given a weapon called Parashu by Lord Shiva himself, thus earning the name Parshuram.

  • Mahabharata


The holy day of Akshaya Tritiya has a sacred connection with Mahabharata as well. It is believed that Satyug (the Golden Age), commenced from this day onwards. Also, the greatest Acharya of Sanatan Dharma started writing the epic Mahabharata on this auspicious day. It is also believed that Sun God gifted the Akshaya Patra (an enchanted pot which had a never ending supply of food) to the Pandavas on the same day of Akshaya Tritiya.

Astrological significance of Akshaya Tritiya


According to Vedic Astrology, there are three and a half Akshaya Tithis in a year. Among them, Akshaya Tritiya is considered to be the best and supreme Tithi and it occurs in Vaishakha month. It is also believed that the luminaries, Sun and Moon, are at their extreme brightness on this day, which signifies a highly favourable period for performing auspicious activities.

Astrosage wishes you a very happy and prosperous Akshaya Tritiya and hopes that this auspicious get will bring lots of success in your life.
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Vaisakhi Celebration Tomorrow, Read Its Astrological Significance

Astrological significance of Vaisakhi will surprise you! Tomorrow, on 14 April 2018, the festival of Vaisakhi will be celebrated with great enthusiasm. Let’s know through this article the cultural, religious and astrological significance of this festival.


India is a country full of cultural diversity. Many festivals are celebrated every year here. One of the festivals celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm is 'Vaisakhi', which is celebrated especially by farmers in Punjab and Haryana. Now, its popularity has been observed throughout the country with people of the Sikh community celebrating with immense delight. 

In Punjab, with the irresistible fragrance of delicious dishes coming out from the houses, young men and women dressed in colorful dresses are seen dancing and doing Bhangra-Gidda (traditional dance form of Punjab). Vaisakhi, also known as the Harvest Festival, marks the ripening of Rabi crop harvest and is widely commemorated by the farmers. On the other hand, in Kerala, this festival is celebrated in the form of “Vishu”, hereby marking the beginning of a new year.

Events Organized on Vaisakhi


The festival of Vaisakhi is celebrated in many parts of the country and abroad including Punjab and Haryana.

  • On this day, harvesting of wheat, oilseeds and sugarcane begins. People go to temples and gurudwaras and thank the God.
  • On the occasion of Vaisakhi, religious programs and fairs are held in many places.
  • The Golden Temple, also known as Sri Harmandir Sahib, is considered to be the most sacred place for the Sikh community. People from all over the world visit the Golden Temple to participate in the grand divine ceremony organized here.
  • In cultural programs organized on Vaisakhi, young men and women do folk dance such as Bhangra and Giddha.

Vaisakhi: Religious & Astrological Significance


The festival of Vaisakhi holds a social, cultural significance as well as religious significance. Let's know the religious beliefs associated with this festival-

Establishment of Khalsa Panth- The festival of Vaisakhi is very important for the Sikh community. On this day, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the tenth Guru of Sikhs, founded the Khalsa Panth in Anandpur Sahib. Khalsa means pure or sacred. The purpose of establishing Khalsa Panth was to liberate people from the atrocities of the Mughal rulers.

Religious Significance- According to Hindu astrology, the festival of Vaisakhi is considered an auspicious occasion. On this day, Vaishakh month begins with the appearance of the Vishaka Nakshatra in the sky. The Sun enters Aries on this day. According to astrological scholars, this astrological developments have an impact on human life. This day is also called Solar New Year in the Hindu Calendar or Panchang. According to legendary beliefs, Ganga came from heaven to Earth on the day of Vaisakhi, so Hindus find Ganga Snan sacred and praise Goddess Ganga.


Vishu or Malayalam New Year


Vishu is a famous festival in Kerala. This festival is celebrated today on the occasion of the beginning of Malayalam New Year. On Vishu festival in Kerala, the sowing of rice begins. This day is also called here as "Malayali New Year Vishu".Many religious programs are organized on Vishu festival. 'Bratum' is organized in the temples of North Kerala before Vishu festival begins. Bratum is a prayer carried out by men with an intention to persuade their main deity. On this occasion, there is a tradition of giving some cash to small children of the family. It is called "Vishu Kaineetam". It is believed that this activity ensures prosperity of their children in the future.

AstroSage wishes you a very Happy Vaisakhi and Vishu Festival.
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Hanuman Janmotsav Today, Know Puja Vidhi and Muhurat

Seek blessings of Lord Hanuman with these great tips! Today on Shukla Purnima of Chaitra month, people will celebrate Hanuman Janmotsav. Know rituals and Puja Vidhi to worship and appease Lord Hanuman.



Every year on Purnima of Shukla Paksha in the month of Chaitra, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Hanuman. So, today is a very auspicious day to worship this divine deity and will be celebrated by the people mostly in North India. In South India, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on Chaturdashi (14th Day) of Krishna Paksha in Kartik month. Both the dates are mentioned in ancient religious scriptures, however, one is celebrated as birth anniversary of Lord Hanuman while the other is celebrated as Vijay Abhinandan Mahotsava. As per traditional beliefs, Lord Hanuman is the Rudra Avatar (reincarnation) of Lord Shiva. People who are favoured by him, all their pain and sufferings ends. So, worship this deity today to seek his divine blessings.

Chaitra Shukla Purnima Tithi and Muhurat


Purnima Start TimingPurnima End Timing
March 30, 2018 at 19:36:38March 31, 2018 at 18:08:29

Note: The timing is valid for New Delhi only. To know the timings of Purnima Tithi in your city, read Hanuman Jayanti 2018.


Worshipping Lord Hanuman on this occasion brings happiness and prosperity in a person’s life as well as destroys all pain and sufferings. In this regard, there are certain rituals that should be followed sincerely and are mentioned below:

  • On this occasion, offer clothes to Lord Hanuman and recite Hanuman Chalisa.
  • Strictly avoid salt when performing fast on this day.
  • Ruminate his name and follow the rules of Brahmacharya fast.
  • Don’t wear black clothes while worshipping Lord Hanuman, instead wear red or yellow color clothes.

Read more about worshipping Lord Hanuman: Hanuman Jayanti Puja Vidhi & Rituals

Special astrological combination is also occurring on this auspicious occasion of Hanuman Jayanti. As Saturn and Mars both are posited in Sagittarius, so their conjunction is forming along with Hasta Nakshatra being governed by Moon. Thus, Yoga of these celestial bodies will prove to be beneficial for people.
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Now read remedies to appease Lord Hanuman as per your Zodiac….

ARIES


Aries is ruled by Planet Mars. So, if vermillion mixed in water, which is related to Mars, is offered to Lord Hanuman, all desires of the natives of this sign gets fulfilled.

TAURUS


This sign is governed by Venus. To appease Lord Hanuman, the natives should light fragrant incense sticks and Ghee lamp to worship him.

GEMINI


Mercury rules this zodiac. On the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti, the natives of Gemini should offer red flowers along with blue pea (Aprajita ka Phool) and clothes to Lord Hanuman.

CANCER


Cancer is ruled by Moon, which is related to Lord Shiva. So, offer and recite Shiv Purana on this occasion of Hanuman Jayanti.

LEO


This zodiac is governed by planet Sun, who is also believed to be the teacher (Guru) of Lord Hanuman. So, along with Shri Sunderkand, recite Shri Aditya Hridaya Stotra.

VIRGO


Virgo is ruled by Mercury. So, the natives of this zodiac should read Hanuman Chalisa 108 times. Also, read Ramraksha Stotra.

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LIBRA


Venus governs the sign of Libra. So, the people of this Zodiac should light fragrant incense sticks and Ghee lamp and offer red flowers and vermillion to Lord Hanuman.

SCORPIO


Mars is the ruler of this zodiac. On this occasion of Hanuman Jayanti, the natives of Scorpio should light Sesame oil (Til ka Tel) lamp to avoid the malefic effects of Saturn. Also, after reciting Shri Sunder Kand, they should distribute Prasad in the temple.

SAGITTARIUS


This zodiac is ruled by planet Jupiter. So, its natives should recite Ram Raksha Stotra. Also read any famous context of Shri Ram Katha to Lord Hanuman and donate Shri Ramcharitmanas in the temple.

CAPRICORN


As Saturn is the lord of Capricorn, so its natives should light Sesame oil (Til ka Tel) lamp in front of Lord Hanuman to avoid the bad impact of Shani Sade Sati. Also recite Shri Sunder Kand.

AQUARIUS


This zodiac is ruled by Planet Saturn. So, the natives of Aquarius should offer Ram Naam ki Mala (containing the name of Lord Ram on every bead) to Lord Hanuman. They should also recite Hanuman Chalisa 108 times.

PISCES


Jupiter governs the sign of Pisces. So, the people of this zodiac should read Aranya Kand of Shri Ramcharitmanas along with Sunder Kand on this auspicious occasion of Hanuman Jayanti.

We, at AstroSage, wishes our readers a very prosperous and blissful Hanuman Jayanti. May Lord fulfils all your wishes and desires on this day.

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Chaitra Navratri Ashtami - Navami Pujan Tomorrow

Maa Durga blesses you on Ashtami - Navami Day! Know Paran Muhurat timings for Chaitra Navratri 2018 and the importance of Kanya Pujan on this day. Also read about rituals and Puja Vidhi performed during Ram Navami.



This Chaitra Navratri, Ashtami and Navami are falling on the same day. The reason being the loss of Navami Tithi (Kshaya Titihi), because of which it will be celebrated on the day of Ashtami, i.e. tomorrow on March 25. So, all auspicious rituals and Puja for worshipping Maa Durga will also be performed tomorrow. Maa Mahagauri and Maa Siddhidatri, the eighth and ninth swaroop of Maa Durga, will be worshipped by devotees for a prosperous and happy life. Goddess Mahagauri is very kind and compassionate, and grants all wishes of her devotees. Maa Siddhidatri also blesses her devotees with Spiritual Siddhis as well as offer goodness and morality by destroying all that is evil and bad.

Know the Mantra for Worshipping Maa MahaGauri and Maa Siddhidatri

Chaitra Navratri Ashtami - Navami Pujan


Ashtami and Navami Pujan during Navratri is of prime significance and concludes the end of this auspicious festival. Different Hindu communities perform different rituals to worship the Goddess on these days. The reason being that their lineages or ancestries has followed specific rituals, and the same tradition is followed by them as well. Thus, you can see various families worshipping Goddess Durga as per their rituals and traditions.

Know more about worshipping Goddess Durga: Navratri 2018

Importance of Kanya Pujan


Young girls (Kanya), from 2 to 10 years of age, are especially worshipped on Ashtami and Navami during Navratri Puja. Nine girls representing the nine forms of Maa Durga are invited by the devotees on this occasion and are offered food and gifts. This ritual is known as ‘Kanya Pujan’. It is believed that young girls are the most auspicious, virtuous, pure, and innocent souls. Worshipping them during Navratri pleases Maa Durga and she blesses her devotees with good fortune and happiness. Other than this, following are the nine benefits of performing Kanya Pujan:
  1. Kumari - Worshipping 2 years old girls ends all pain and sufferings.
  2. Trimurti - Worshipping 3 years old girls blesses with offsprings.
  3. Kalyani - Worshipping 4 years old girls offers knowledge, wisdom and prosperity.
  4. Rohini - Worshipping 5 years old girls destroy all ailments and diseases.
  5. Kaalika - Worshipping 6 years old girls eliminate enemies.
  6. Chandika - Worshipping 7 years old girls bestows with wealth and prestige.
  7. Shaambhavi - Worshipping 8 years old girls brings success and achievements in every sphere.
  8. Durga - 9 years old girls are the form of Maa Durga. By worshipping them, heavenly comforts and happiness is attained.
  9. Subhadra - 10 years old girls are worshipped as Subhadra and fulfils all desires and wishes.
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Ram Navami


Tomorrow is also the birth anniversary of Lord Rama and will be celebrated as Ram Navami. According to Hindu Calendar, every year Ram Navami is observed on Navami Tithi of Chaitra month. Lord Rama is believed to be the 7th incarnation of Lord Vishnu. On this day, devotees recite Ramayana to worship the God.

Know Puja Vidhi for worshipping Lord Rama: Ram Navami Puja Rituals

Chaitra Navratri Paran


Chaitra Navratri Paran is performed on Dashami Tithi of Shukla Paksha in Chaitra month. 9 days long festivities are concluded on the tenth day after Navratri Paran. On this day, food (Prasad) should be taken after performing Murti Visarjan, Pujan and donation on an auspicious Muhurat.

Know Shubh Muhurat for Chaitra Navratri 2018 in your city: Chaitra Navratri Paran Muhurat

AstroSage wishes all our readers a happy and prosperous life ahead. May Maa Durga blesses you all with a successful future.
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Chaitra Navratri Day 7 - Worship Maa Kaalratri

Appease the Goddess of good deeds - Maa Kaalratri! The seventh incarnation of Maa Durga is Kaalratri. She is the destroyer of the evil and protector of the innocent. Read here to know about the most violent yet benevolent deity and how to appease her on Seventh day of Chaitra Navratri.



Maa Kaalratri - Preserver of the Good and Slayer of the Evil


The seventh and the most violent and ferocious swaroop of Goddess Paarvati is Maa Kaalratri. Her name coalesces words KAAL meaning “time or death” and RATRI meaning “the night”, thus it signifies that the Goddess is the slayer of the darkness. It is believed that she removed her golden skin to destroy the two demons, Shumbha and Nishumbha, after killing Rakhtbeej. She is also known by the name of Goddess Shubhankari to bless her devotees and end their fear of the bad.


In ancient Hindu scriptures, her heavenly appearance is depicted as that of the darkest of nights with unkempt bountiful hair and she wears a necklace that shines like the moon. She sits in an upright position astriding a donkey (Gadarbh) and emits fire while breathing. She has four hands - the left two hands holds a scimitar (Katar) and thorn like Cleaver (Vajra) to eradicate the evil and bad, while her right hands are in Abhaya and Varada Mudras to bless the pure and good. Such is the glory of her name that just chanting it is enough to make the evil forces disappear.

Rules for Worshipping Maa Kaalratri


Goddess Kaalratri is worshipped on Seventh day of Navratri and is worshipped in two ways - Navratri Puja (followed generally on all days of Navratri) and Tantra Puja. The rules that are to be followed during Tantra Puja are as follows:

  • Just like previous days in Navratri, general Puja for Maa Kaalratri is the same. However, Tantra Puja for the Goddess must be done under specific instructions from expert scholars.
  • The best time for performing Puja to worship the Goddess is during midnight.
  • Tantra Puja is very effective for destroying the evil and bad.
  • Red and Black colored things are of prime importance during Puja of Maa Kaalratri.

Know more about other Swaroops of Maa Parvati: Read Chaitra Navratri

Maa Kaalratri Mantra


Ekveni Japakarnapura Nagna Kharastitha |
Lamboshthi Karnikakarni Tailabhyakta Sharirani ||

“She is bare skinned, has disheveled bountiful hair, adorns ornaments on her neck and legs like lightning, complexion is as black as the darkest of nights, breathes fire, has blood shot eyes demanding blood of the evil, heavenly body, rides on a donkey, and is violent and ferocious looking.” This Mantra removes all obstacles and hurdles from a person’s life as well as ends their fears and sufferings.

Astrological Significance of Chaitra Navratri Day 7


Seventh day of Chaitra Navratri is a golden opportunity for Yogis and Sadhaks to pay their reverence to Goddess Kaalratri. They repent their sins and try to attain Sahasrara Chakra (Crown Chakra) for gaining Siddhis and Niddhis, specially knowledge, power and wealth. Other than this, Maa Kaalratri also governs and guides Planet Saturn. So, by worshipping her on Navratri Day 7, wards off all the ill-effects of Saturn on your life.

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Thus, in spite of her ferocious appearance against demons and evil beings, Goddess Kaalratri is very generous to her devotees. She blesses them and protects them from any kind of demonic influence, thus offering a prospering and wonderful future.

AstroSage wishes you all a very happy Chaitra Navratri and sincerely hope that Goddess Kaalratri showers her divine blessings upon you and your loved ones.
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Chaitra Navratri Day 6 - Worship Maa Katyayani for Marriage

3 benefits of worshipping Maa Katyayani on Navratri! Goddess Durga is the deity of courage, bravery, confidence and success. Her sixth Avatar, Maa Katyayani is worshipped on the sixth day of Chaitra Navratri. Read more about this divine and magnificent Goddess and also know Puja Vidhi to appease her.



Maa Katyayani - Destroyer of Pain and Sufferings


According to religious scriptures, Maa Parvati was born as the daughter of Rishi Katyayana and thus, named Katyayani. Goddess Katyayani is said to be one of the most fiercest form of Goddess Durga, as she was born out of the anger of Gods. She is also known as Mahishasuramardini, the slayer of Asura Mahishasura. It is believed that if a devotee worship Goddess Katyayani and fasts for her on sixth day of Navratri, all his/her problems and sufferings will end.

The magnificent form of the Goddess rides a lion and has four hands. She holds lotus and a sword on her two left hands while her right hands always remain in Abhaya and Varada Mudra. Women worships her for getting married early or to have a blissful married life. If girls fast on this day, the mangal dosha from their horoscope is removed with blessings from the Goddess.

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Puja Vidhi for Worshipping Maa Katyayani


Worship Goddess Katyayani on sixth day of Chaitra Navratri and seek her blessing for a happy and successful married life. Following is the Puja Vidhi for worshiping Goddess Katyayani for a healthy and prosperous future:

  • First, worship the Kalash and the gods, goddesses, pilgrimage/village/city deities, and the nine planets in it.
  • After that, start offering prayers to Maa Katyayani. Take a flower in your hand and ruminate the name of the Goddess.
  • Perform Panchopchar by offering red flowers, Akshat, Kumkum and vermilion to the Goddess.
  • Also perform Aarti and Bhajans and pray to the Goddess for forgiveness while burning ghee/camphor.
  • Chant this mantra for appeasing Maa Katyayani for getting married early...

    Katyayani Mahamaye Mahayoginyadheeshwari |
    Nandgopsutam Devipatim Me Kuru te Namah | |

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Astrological Significance & Benefits of Worshipping Goddess Katyayani


According to Vedic Astrology, Goddess Katyayani administers planet Jupiter. So, by worshipping the Goddess on Chaitra Navratri Day 6, one gets rid of all the malefic effects of Planet Jupiter. It is also believed that during Dwapara Yuga, Gopis worshipped Maa Katyayani to get Lord Krishna as their husband. From that time onwards, girls fast on this day to appease the Goddess, so that they could get a desired and wonderful husband. Katyayani Mantra is chanted while fasting, and has following benefits:

  • Removes Manglik Dosha and other negative effects of planets on a girl’s horoscope.
  • Offers with a fruitful and prosperous married life.
  • Blesses married couples with a child.

Thus, Goddess Katyayani endows her pure and divine blessings on people to offer them a peaceful and wonderful life.

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AstroSage wishes that this Chaitra Navratri Maa Katyayani confers her grace upon you and you can march on the path of righteousness.
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Chaitra Navratri Day 4 - Worship Maa Kushmanda

Worship Maa Kushmanda - the destroyer of darkness! Today is the fourth day of Chaitra Navratri and is devoted to the fourth form (Swaroop) of Maa Durga, Goddess Kushmanda. Devotees will perform fasts today to seek blessings of the Goddess. Read here to know the significance of performing the right Puja Vidhi to appease this divine deity.



Maa Kushmanda - Creator of Universe 


Term Kushmanda is the coalesce of words KU meaning “a little”, USHMA meaning “energy” and ANDA meaning “cosmic egg”. Thus, Goddess Kushmanda is the pure and vibrant cosmic source of energy that destroys the darkness menacing in the life of the people. She is also believed to be the creator of the universe. When it was falling in the abyss of darkness, the Goddess smiled and produced a cosmic egg that energised the universe with light. Anahata, the fourth chakra of spiritual energy, is the Chakra of Maa Kushmanda. It means unhurt, unstruck, and unbeaten and brings balance, calmness, and serenity in one’s life.

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Magnificent Form of Maa Kushmanda


Once, Goddess Parvati lived in the core of Sun to shower the world with her energy. Since then, she is known by the name of Goddess Kushmanda. She is also said to give directions to the Sun God (Surya Dev). The Goddess is worshipped on fourth day of Navratri and endows her devotees with wealth, strength and positivity. She features eight hands and mounts a lioness. She holds Kamandal, Dhanush, Bada and Kamal in her right hand, while four left hands hold Amrit Kalash, Jap Mala, Gada and a Chakra. Because of her 8 arms, she is also known by the name of Ashtabhuja Devi.

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Puja Vidhi for Worshipping Maa Kushmanda


Goddess Kushmanda is worshipped on fourth day of Chaitra Navaratri. This day people perform fasts and ruminate her name to seek her blessings. The Goddess when pleased, rewards people with prosperity, happiness, money and lavishness. Puja Vidhi for worshipping Maa Kushmanda on Day 4 of Navratri is given below:

  • First, worship the Kalash and the gods, goddesses, pilgrimage/village/city deities, and the nine planets in it.
  • After that, start offering prayers to Maa Kushmanda. Take a flower in your hand and ruminate the name of the Goddess.
  • Perform Panchopchar by offering red flowers, Akshat, Kumkum and vermilion to the Goddess.
  • Also perform Aarti and Bhajans while burning ghee/camphor, and pray to the Goddess for her forgiveness.
  • Chant this mantra while worshipping Maa Kushmanda…
Surāsampūrṇakalaśaṁ rudhirāplutamēva cha |
Dadhānā hastapadmābhyāṁ kūṣmāṇḍā śubhadāstu mē ||

Significance of Chaitra Navratri Day 4


Maa Kushmanda blesses a person with health and wealth, eliminates all troubles and sufferings and showers their life with peace and happiness. According to Vedic Astrology, Goddess Kushmanda guides the Sun God and directs his energy and light to fill the world with positivity and brightness. Thus, worshipping her on fourth day of Navratri eliminates any ill-effect of Sun in your life.

Know more in detail about all Navratris here: Navratri 2018

We, at AstroSage, wish that Goddess Kushmanda showers blessings upon you and brings prosperity in your life this Chaitra Navratri.
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Chaitra Navratri Day 3 - Get Blessed by Goddess Chandraghanta

Appease Maa Chandraghanta and seek her blessings! Third day of Navratri holds great importance and is dedicated to Goddess Chandraghanta, third form (Avatar) of Maa Durga. Devotees will fast today with unwavering zeal and devotion to appease this deity. Know the glory of Maa Chandraghanta and Puja Vidhi to seek her blessings on this auspicious occasion of Chaitra Navratri.



Maa Chandraghanta - Deity of Serenity & Peace


Goddess Chandraghanta is the married form of Maa Parvati who symbolizes calmness and tranquility. She is also the third form of Maa Durga and represents courage and bravery. After getting married to Lord Shiva, she adorned half-moon on her forehead that shapes like a bell, hence her name Chandraghanta. She is also known by the name of Chandika, Chandrakhanda and Rannchandi. Her third eye always remain open and she is the ultimate warrior who destroys evil and end sufferings of her devotees.


Gracious Aura of Maa Chandraghanta


Goddess Chandraghanta showers people with positivity and wards off the evil from their lives. The divine aura of this deity also makes a person peaceful and calm. She possesses 10 hands and 3 eyes (Trinetra), and mounts a tigress. Goddess Chandraghanta holds trident, mace, sword and Kamandal in each left hand, and the fifth hand is in Varada Mudra. In her four right hands, she holds a lotus, arrow, bow and Japa Mala and keeps her fifth hand in Abhaya Mudra. This Mudra portrays that she is brave, courageous and ready to face any challenge along with bestowing the mankind with her blessings. Her ferocious warrior form is seen only while fighting against demons. She blesses her devotees with spiritual bliss, knowledge, peace and prosperity as well.

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Puja Vidhi for worshipping Maa Chandraghanta


Worshipping Goddess Chandraghanta is done on the third day of Navaratri. This day people perform fasts to appease her. The Goddess rewards people with her grace, bravery and courage and eliminates all their sins, physical & mental sufferings, spiritual hurdles and so on. Puja Vidhi for worshipping Maa Chandraghanta is as follows:

  • First, worship the Kalash and the gods, goddesses, pilgrimage/village/city deities, and the nine planets in it. 
  • After that, offer prayers to Maa Chandraghanta. Take a flower in your hand and ruminate the name of the Goddess. 
  • Perform Panchopchar by offering red flowers, Akshat, Kumkum and vermilion to the Goddess. 
  • Sing Aarti and bhajans, and pray to the goddess for forgiveness while burning ghee/camphor. 
  • Chant this mantra while worshipping Maa Chandraghanta…
Piṇḍaja pravarāruṛhā caṇḍakōpāstra kairyutā |
prasādaṁ tanutē mahyaṁ candra ghanṣṭēti viśrutā ||

Importance of Navratri Day 3


The third day of Chaitra Navratri holds prime importance for Yogis. On this day the mind of a Yogi or Sadhak (a Seeker) enters into Manipura Chakra, which enables them to see unearthly and divine things. With blessings of Maa Chandraghanta, a seeker becomes capable of smelling divine and sacred fragrances, and may even hear various spiritual sounds. However, they must be careful and attentive while in this stage of discipline.

Know more in detail about all Navratris here: Navratri 2018

Sindoor Tritiya


Sindoor Tritiya is a ritual that is performed and celebrated on the third day of Navratri. The festival is associated with sindoor (Vermilion) and is performed by married women. As Goddess Chandraghanta symbolizes the married form of Maa Parvati, so married women celebrate this occasion as Sowbhagya Teej or Gauri Teej. The ritual is of great significance in North India and is celebrated with lots of zeal, enthusiasm and happiness.

AstroSage wishes all our readers a very happy Chaitra Navratri and prays that Goddess Chandraghanta enriches your life with her heavenly blessings.
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Chaitra Navratri starts tomorrow! Know Ghatasthapana Muhurat

Seek blessings of Maa Shailputri this Navratri! Also read the importance of various festivals celebrated on the occasion of Hindu New Year tomorrow.
Chaitra Navratri 2018 is the festival of seeking blessings of Goddess Durga and her nine forms (Avatars). The fasts and festivities for this festival goes on for a period of nine days. According to Hindu Calendar, there are total 5 Navratris that are celebrated every year. Among these Chaitra Navratri and Sharad Navratri are prominent. The rest 3 are called as Gupt Navratris and known by the name of Paush, Ashadh and Magh Navratri.


This year, the auspicious occasion of Chaitra Navratri will begin from March 18 and will conclude on March 25. The first day of Navratri starts with worshipping Goddess Shailputri, the first form of Goddess Durga. It is exemplified to be one of the most significant days as Ghatasthapana is also performed on this very day. It marks the beginning of the auspicious nine days festivity. However, there are certain rules and rituals for Ghatasthapana and is performed within a desired auspicious time and muhurat.

Get apprised with Ghatasthapana Muhurat and the procedures of Puja in order to seek blessings of Maa Shailputri.


Ghatasthapana Muhurat


DATETIME
18 MARCH 2018, SUNDAY06:28:12 AM - 07:46:57 AM

Note: The above Muhurat is valid only for New Delhi (India).

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Significance of Ghatasthapana


As per Hindu Calendar, Ghatasthapana or Kalash installation is done on the first lunar day of Shukla Paksha in Chaitra month. To please Goddess Durga and seek her blessings Ghatasthapana Puja should be done within an auspicious time duration while following specified rules and rituals.

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Navratri Day 1 - Worship Maa Shailputri


Goddess Shailputri is the first form (Avatar) of Goddess Durga. Being the daughter of Lord Himalaya, she is also known by the name of Shailputri. She mounts on Nandi (bull) and hence, also known as Vrisharudha. She is depicted with a Trishul in the right hand and a lotus flower in the left hand. Goddess Shailputri is also known by the name of Sati.

How to appease Goddess Shailputri, read Maa Shailputri Mahima and Mantra

With pratipada of Shukla paksha in Chaitra month, Hindu New Year commences. Various festivals are celebrated in different states of India on this occasion. Gudi Padwa is one such festival which is celebrated in Maharashtra and Central India. Another festival known as Ugadi is celebrated in South India with the beginning of the Hindu New Year.

Let’s take a brief look at these important festivals which are mentioned below:

Gudi Padwa


Gudi Padwa is most popularly celebrated in Maharashtra with the beginning of the Hindu New Year. According to Panchang (Hindu Calendar), Hindu New Year falls on the first day of Shukla Paksha in Chaitra month, and with its commencement, Gudi Padwa is also celebrated.

Know Panchang and Muhurat for Gudi Padwa according to your city: Gudi Padwa 2018

Ugadi/Yugadi


India is a land where various cultures coexist in harmony. Different regions follow different traditions, customs and beliefs. New Year in India is welcomed on the first day of Shukla Paksha in Chaitra month. On this occasion, Ugadi is celebrated with glee in the southern regions of India and is also known as Telugu New Year.

Know the Panchang and Muhurat for Ugadi according to your city: Ugadi 2018

We, at AstroSage, heartily wish you all a very happy and prosperous Chaitra Navratri. We pray that Goddess Durga brings happiness and prosperity in your life this Navratri.
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Play Colorful Holi Today with Your Lucky Color

Colors that will bring happiness to you this Holi! Know how colors can be lucky to play with and what astrological importance they have in your life. Read here to know in detail about what is the lucky color for your Zodiac and what remedies you can follow to make this day more special for you.


Holi is the festival of colors which is played with lots of merriment and brings happiness to your lives. Color means Love, sense of togetherness, affection and friendship. It is also the colors that makes enemies forgot their animosity towards each other and become friends again. Each color has its own astrological significance that attracts and engage everyone’s attention. As per Hindu Religion, each planet is represented by a particular color that influences your life. You must have heard that one should wear blue on Saturday, yellow on Thursday, etc which will profit you in one way or the other.

So, read here to know what is your Zodiac color and how it will influence your future. Also know what color clothes to wear this Holi and what remedies to follow that will bring happiness in your life.

Lucky Color for Aries and Scorpio


Mars is a war God that is represented by Red color and rules both Aries and Scorpio. So, it will be auspicious for the natives of these zodiacs to play this year’s Holi with red color. With their influence, one would earn respect and fame, land related benefits, freed from all kinds of debts and would also be relieved from problems related to Mars.

REMEDY: Play Holi after offering Vermilion (Sindoor) to Lord Hanuman.

Lucky Color for Taurus and Libra


Venus is the ruler of these two zodiacs and influences their natives immensely. It is represented by White and bright colors, so we advise people of Taurus and Libra to play Holi with yellow and sky blue color. This will bring prestige and materialistic comforts to your lives.

REMEDY: Wear white clothes while playing Holi.

Know the auspicious and devotional history behind Holi: Read Holi 2018

Lucky Color for Gemini and Virgo


Mercury is the planet of wisdom, intellect, speech and trade according to Vedic Astrology. It is the lord of Gemini and Virgo and represents Green color. The natives of these two zodiacs are advised to play Holi with this color to gain benefits in job and business, wisdom, knowledge and good intellectual skills.

REMEDY: At morning, feed green fodder to a cow on the day of Holi.


Lucky Color for Cancer


Among 12 Zodiacs, Moon is only considered the Lord of Cancer. It symbolises mother and soul and endows people with peace and happiness. It is represented by White color. So, it is recommended that Cancer natives should play Holi with yellow, saffron and green colors, as it will bring prosperity to their lives. This also means improvement in their decision-making ability as well as they will also get loads of motherly love.

REMEDY: Worship Lord Shiva with white Acacia flowers before playing Holi.

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Lucky Color for Leo


Like Moon, Sun also rules only one Zodiac which is Leo. It is also considered the lord of 9 planets and is signified by Red, Yellow, Maroon and its associated colors. Leo people should play their Holi with these colors as their influence would result in acquiring government job, high position in governmental department as well as earning fame and prestige in society.

REMEDY: Offer red rose mixed water to the Sun God during sunrise on the day of Holi.

Lucky Color for Sagittarius and Pisces


Jupiter is the lord of these two zodiacs and symbolises religion, wealth, children and philosophy. As it represents Yellow color, so the people of Sagittarius and Pisces should play with the same color on this Holi. This will reap benefits related to wealth, religion, child, etc.

REMEDY: At morning, worship Lord Shiva with raw turmeric and feed the poor on the day of Holi.

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Lucky Color for Capricorn and Aquarius


Saturn is considered the punisher and the assessor of evils deeds in Kalyuga and rules Capricorn and Aquarius. It is represented by Blue color and the natives of both zodiacs should play Holi with blue, black and brown color to appease this planet. As this would result in relief from sufferings reflected by Lord Saturn.

REMEDY: Help the poor and needy, and feed bread (Roti) to a black dog on Holi.

AstroSage wishes all our readers a very prosperous and colorful Holi. We pray that this festival will bring lots of happiness in your lives.
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No Holy Deeds in Holashtak, Starting Today

Don’t try these deeds in coming 7 days! Why auspicious deeds and spiritual activities are not allowed during Holashtak? What are the reason behind this? Know the answers to such questions along with their effects on you as per Astrology.


हिन्दी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें

Holashtak is the duration of 8 days before holi festival, and is considered as an inauspicious period majorly in North India. The auspicious activities like marriage, house warming, etc. are prohibited during these 8 days. Holashtak falls from Ashtami tithi of Falgun Shukl paksha to Purnima or Full Moon of Falgun Shukl Paksha. Holashtak ends with the Holika Dahan and this year, it will start on 23rd February 2018 and will end on 1st March 2018. With this day only, people start to prepare for Holika Dahan and 2 big wooden bars are established for its celebration. The first bar or pillars is addressed as Holika and the second one is called Prahalad.

Know the Muhurat of Falgun Ashtami in your city: Dainik Panchang

Why Spiritual Activities are prohibited during Holashtak?


According to Hindu religious belief, Lord Vishnu's devotees, Prahlad, had given many troubles for 8 days prior to Holika Dahan by the demon Hiranyakashyap. Since then, these 8 days of attack on God's devotion have been considered inauspicious in Hindu religion. In this period, especially marriage, construction of new house, starting of new business etc. should not be initiated. Because of the work done in these 8 days, there are possibilities of disintegration in work and problems in marriage.

Astrological View


In Vedic astrology also, Holashtak has been described as inauspicious. During this time the moon on Ashtami, the Sun on Navami, Saturn on Dashami, Venus on Ekadashi, Guru on Dwadashi, Mercury on Trayodashi, Mangal on Chaturdashi, and Rahu on Purnima are living in radiant nature. The ill effects of these vicious planets fall on human life. The natives of Scorpio zodiac or those with Moon in their birth-chart’s 8th or 9th house should be more cautious these days.

Know the Muhurat for Holika Dahan: Holika Dahan 2018


Significance of Donation and Fast During Holashtak


In Holashtak where the good works are forbidden to do, fasting and charity are marked as important. Fasting and charity done in these 8 days gets one rid of the sufferings of life and while endowing God's grace. During these days, donations of clothing, grains and other stuff should be carried out.

Holashtak is however, not considered in many parts of the country. According to public belief, there are no ill-effects of Holashtak at places other than places such as Shatrudra, Vipasha, Iravati and Pushkar Sarovar, hence the auspicious work in other places can be done without any hassle. Nevertheless, according to classical beliefs, auspicious work is barred in the period of Holashtak, so we should try to avoid them.
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Mahashivratri Tomorrow! Know Puja Muhurat and Vrat Vidhi

Rudrabhishek - an auspicious ceremony on Mahashivratri! Read here to know what rituals are to be followed for Mahashivratri Puja and Vrat? Also read how to worship Lord Shiva and seek his blessings for a prosperous and blissful life.



Mahashivratri is one of the major festivals of Hinduism. It is also the biggest day to worship and honor Lord Shiva. People celebrate this auspicious day with lots of zeal and happiness. According to a religious belief, Lord Shiva took the Raudra Roop (mightiest form of the mighty) to settle a heated conversation between Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu about who is the Supreme God. Though it turns out that he is the mightiest of all. So, to honor this almighty and supreme power, Mahashivratri is celebrated. On this day, people perform Shivratri fast and the rituals, Jagrans at night, donate charity and worship Lord Shiva to seek his blessings for a happy, healthy and prosperous life.

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When to Celebrate Mahashivratri?


As per Hindu Calendar, Mahashivratri is celebrated on 14th day (Chaturdashi) of Krishna Paksha in the month of Phalgun. As per Gregorian Calendar, this auspicious occasion occur in between the month of February and March. Mahashivratri 2018 will be celebrated on February 13 & 14. The reason being that Trayodashi tithi (or 13th day) is falling on February 13, but from 10:36 PM at night Chaturdashi tithi (14th day) will start. This Chaturdashi will remain till midnight 12 of February 14. That is why, this auspicious occasion will be celebrated on different dates in different locations.

Know the timings of Chaturdashi Tithi in your city: Daily Panchang

Mahashivratri Muhurat
Nishit Kaal Puja MuhuratFrom 00:09:30 till 25:00:55 (February 14)
Duration51 Minutes
Mahashivratri Paarna MuhuratFrom 07:01:43 till 15:23:43 (February 14)

Note: Above Muhurat is valid for Delhi only.

Know Muhurat Timings of Mahashivratri Puja in your city: Mahashivratri Puja Muhurat 2018


Mahashivratri Puja Vidhi


Rudrabhishek of Lord Shiva is of great significance on this occasion. It is believed that performing Rudrabhishek of Shivji destroys all diseases, sorrows and sufferings of a person and also grants them their desired wishes. Devotees can perform following Puja Vidhi on Mahashivratri to get blessings of the God:
  • Eat only one time on 13th Day (Trayodashi) and avoid food for whole day on Chaturdashi. During this period, only fruits and milk should be taken.
  • After taking a bath in early morning, vow for the fast. Then, decorate a Mandap for Puja. After that, perform the urn installation and establish Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati idol in it.
  • Offer Akshat (Chawal), Pan, Supari, Gangajal, Bel leaves, yellow flowers, Dhature ka phal, milk, curd, honey, sandalwood etc to Lord Shiva.
  • During midnight (Nishit Kaal), perform Jagrans, prayers and worship Lord Shiva. Also recite Shiv Chalisa and Shiv Sahasranama during this period.

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Rudrabhishek of Lord Shiva according to Zodiac


Rudrabhishek means abhishek or bathing Lord Rudra which is considered highly auspicious. It is a way to appease Bholenath and seek his blessings for a good and prosperous future. It is believed that if a person performs Rudrabhishek of Shivji as per his/her Zodiac, its influence increases tenfold. Also, chanting of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra on this occasion is considered highly auspicious and holy.

Now, take a look at the contents (Samagri) to be used for Rudrabhishek of Lord Shiva as per each Zodiac:
  • Aries, Leo: Honey and Sugarcane Juice
  • Taurus: Milk and Curd
  • Gemini: Kushodak (Kush Grass or Green Grass) and Sharbat
  • Cancer, Sagittarius: Milk and Honey
  • Virgo, Aquarius: Kushodak and Curd
  • Libra: Milk and Kushodak
  • Scorpio: Honey, Milk and Sugarcane Juice
  • Capricorn: Kushodak, Jaggery (Gud) mixed Gangajal
  • Pisces: Honey, Milk and Sugarcane Juice

Thus, Mahashivratri is an auspicious occasion which is celebrated with lots of enthusiasm to get blessings of Lord Shiva. AstroSage hope that our article on Mahashivratri will be to your expectations.

We wish our customers a very happy and prosperous Mahashivratri.
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Lunar Eclipse and Supermoon Today, Know Its Effects

The Super Blue Moon eclipse and its astrological significance! The big celestial event of the year will take place today on 31st January 2018 which is a trio of three events - Supermoon, Blue Moon and a Blood Moon (Lunar Eclipse). This enthralling event has occurred after 150 years when Moon will pass through Earth’s shadow to make an eclipse. Read more on this and also the astrological facts that may help you avoid the ill-effects of Lunar Eclipse.


हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें

Lunar Eclipse has prime significance in Hindu religion and Vedic Astrology. Today, the first lunar eclipse of the year will take place and it will begin at 17:57:56 and will end at 20:41:10. This event will be visible in many countries around the world including India. Lunar Eclipse (Chandra Grahan), scientifically, is a process where Moon gets shaded/covered when it passes behind Earth’s Umbra, and the phenomenon occurs only on the night of a full moon.

Lunar Eclipse - Date, Time and Visibility


Take a look at the timings of Lunar Eclipse occurrence in India and its visibility worldwide, which are mentioned below:

DateTime (IST)Type of EclipseVisibility Zone
31 January 2018From 17:57:56 to 20:41:10Full EclipseIndia, North-East Europe, Asia, Australia, North-West Africa, North America, North-West South America, Pacific/ Atlantic/Indian Ocean, Arctica, Antarctica

As per statistics, there are two full Lunar Eclipses this year out of which the first one is today, 31 January 2018, and the next one will occur on 27 July 2018. Both these full eclipses will be visible in India and various other countries globally.

Astrological Significance of Lunar Eclipse in India


Though Lunar Eclipse is quite enthralling and captivating event for people, but as per astrological point of view, there are no limits to the negative effects that it may reflect on them. This time, the influence of Lunar Eclipse will be seen around the world. In India, people will feel anxious and restless. The incidents like riots or violence may occur during this period. Defence forces may face some messy situation from outsiders. Students and saints may also face some problems. Furthermore, the prices of gold and metal may also rise during Lunar Eclipse.

The event will occur around 05:57 PM in the evening and will end at 08:41 PM in India. It is believed that every time when a Lunar Eclipse takes place, it hits a particular Zodiac sign. As a result, the people under that sign are more prone to its ill-effects. This time it is influencing Cancer sign and Ashlesha Nakshatra (Star). Ashlesha is the Nakshatra of Mercury and so the people who are favoured by this planet will get affected by its presence. So, it is recommended that they should perform all types of remedies to stay safe and avoid malefic effects of Lunar Eclipse.

Remedies to follow during Lunar Eclipse


The timing when the malefic influence of Lunar Eclipse will be higher in India is from 07:07 PM to 08:41 PM. So, one should perform the following remedies to avoid its negative effects on his/her life:
  • Chant Chandra Mantra “ॐ क्षीरपुत्राय विद्महे अमृत तत्वाय धीमहि तन्नो चन्द्रः प्रचोदयात् ” to avoid its malefic effects.
  • Put Basil leaves in milk, curd, cooked meals and water.
  • During Eclipse, reciting Gayatri Mantra is beneficial for professionals.
  • Reciting of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is also suggested for long-term good health during this event.
  • Worshipping Goddess Lakshmi and chanting her mantra like Sri Suktam, Lakshmi Suktam, etc. is good for monetary benefits.
Things to avoid during Total Lunar Eclipse: Since, the effects of Lunar Eclipse are immense, so things like travelling, beginning a new task, eating is avoided. Also, it is believed that pregnant ladies are more prone to its effects, so they are advised to stay inside their home during this period.

Super Blue Blood Moon Phenomenon


Along with a Total Lunar Eclipse, you will also see the first Super Blue Moon of the Year 2018. As per NASA, 31st January 2018 is bringing a trio of Blue Moon, Supermoon and a Blood Moon. It is said to be the event of a lifetime that hasn’t happened in more than 150 years and involves a Blue Moon that will phase into a total Lunar Eclipse. To know more about this captivating event, read the article: Once in a Blue Moon

Thus, the beginning of Year 2018 is quite entertaining, and, we hope that the information provided above by us will help you to appreciate it in a safer way.
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