Month of Sawan Begins Tomorrow

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


Month of Sawan



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

Dates for Sawan Somwar (Monday)

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

Sawan Somwar Vrat and Puja Vidhi


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

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


Why Month of Sawan is Dear to Lord Shiva?


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

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

Significance of Sawan Somvar Vrat


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

We hope that the grace of Lord Bholenath in the holy month of Sawan remains on you. Good luck to all readers of AstroSage!
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Guru Purnima Tomorrow, Chandra Grahan Follows Behind

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


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

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


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


Guru Purnima Puja Vidhi


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

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

Significance of Guru Purnima


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

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

We, at AstroSage, wish all our readers a happy and blissful Guru Purnima!
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Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri Today

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

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

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


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

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


When Jagannath Rath Yatra Commemorates?


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

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

How the Chariot of Lord Jagannath is Constructed?


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

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

Things to Remember about Jagannath Rath Yatra 


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

“Mahaprasad” of Jagannath Temple


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


Amazing Facts about Jagannath Temple


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

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

We, at AstroSage, wishes our readers a blissful and enthusiastic Jagannath Rath Yatra!
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Surya Grahan, Gupt Navratri Begins Today

Read Eclipse predictions, Gupt Navratri puja rituals! The second Solar Eclipse of 2018 is occuring today, i.e. on 13th July. Know the significance of Ashadh Gupt Navratri which is also beginning from today.

 Big Horoscope - Key To Your Bright Destiny

Ashadh Gupt Navratri begins from today, i.e. 13th July 2018 and will end on 21st July 2018. It is also known as Gayatri Navratri. Today, the second Solar Eclipse of the year is also occurring. As this Solar Eclipse will not be visible in India, therefore, its Sutak (inauspicious time period) and religious significance will not be recognised here.

Solar Eclipse - 13 July 2018
TimeDurationVisibility
From morning 07:18:23 AM to 09:43:44 AM2 hours and 25 minutesSouth Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean



According to Hindu Calendar, Gupt Navratri starts from the first date (Prathama Tithi) of Shukla Paksha in the month of Ashadh. In Hinduism, four kinds of Navratri are celebrated every year. Among them, Chaitra and Sharad Navratri are known to be the Gupt Navratris of Paush and Ashadh months respectively. Chaitra and Sharad Navratri are celebrated with more glee and excitement. Gupt Navratri is known to be highly fruitful regarding Tantra practices and activities. Goddess Kali is worshipped during Gupt Navratri. As the rituals carried out for tantra practices are difficult to conduct, hence, it is called as Gupt Navratri.

Ashadh Gupt Navratri 2018 Muhurat
Ghatasthapana Muhurat8:17 AM to 10:09 AM
Duration1 Hour 52 Minutes

Note: The muhurat for installing a pot (Ghatasthapana) will be during Amavasya. Also, Pratipada (first tithi) will begin after 8:19 AM in the morning. Find out the panchang for your city to know about Ghatasthapana.

Rituals for Ghatasthapana


  • Keep seven types of cereals (Sapt Dhaanya) in a clay pot.
  • Now fill the water in an urn (kalash), tie a sacred thread (kalawa) around its neck and keep it on a clay vessel.
  • Now place Ashok or Mango leaves on top of the kalash.
  • Now wrap the coconut using the thread (kalawa).
  • After that, wrap the coconut in a red cloth and place it between the leaves on top of the urn.
  • After finishing the urn installation, one should remember the Goddess.

Possible Yogas on Ashadh Gupt Navratri


Gupt Navratri will begin during Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga and it will end on 21st July in this yoga only. This yoga is considered to be auspicious and fruitful, so, one attains beneficial results by worshipping Goddess Shakti during this auspicious period.

Importance Of Gupt Navratri


Like usual Navratri, nine forms of Goddess are worshipped and fast is performed during Ashadh Gupt Navratri. Special rituals are carried out to gain tantric accomplishments during this Navratri. Family men and household seekers must recite Durga Saptashati during these nine days of Gupt Navratri. With its influence, one attains wealth and prosperity in the household and family.

What To Avoid During Gupt Navratri


  • During these nine days, natives who worship the Goddess should not wear black-colored clothes.
  • During the Gupta Navratri, devotees who fast and perform rituals should not sleep during the day.
  • On this festival when Goddess Aradhana is worshipped, no one should insult any woman.
  • Hair and nails should not be cut during these nine days.
  • Onions, garlic, meat and alcohol should not be consumed in this period.

Just like Chaitra and Sharad Navratri, Ashadh Gupt Navratri is also very important. This is the auspicious occasion to worship Goddess Shakti for nine days and seek their blessings.

Best wishes to all readers on behalf of AstroSage!
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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.
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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.

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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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