Hartalika Teej Today, Know Muhurat Timings

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


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


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

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

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

Hartalika Teej Vrat Rituals


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

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


Hartalika Teej Vrat Katha and Significance


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

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

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

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

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


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

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


Krishna Jayanti as per Hindu Scripture Nirnaya Sindhu


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

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

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

Krishna Janmashtami - Things to do for a Prosperous LIfe


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

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

Importance of Shri Krishna Jayanti for Childless Couples


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

ऊं श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं ग्लौं देवकीसुत गोविंद वासुदेव जगत्पते ।

देहि मे तनयं कृष्णं त्वामहं शरणं गत:।।

Significance of Krishna Janmashtami


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

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

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


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


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

Vrat Rituals on Kajari Teej


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

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

Rituals for offering Argh to Moon God


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


Kajari Teej and Importance of Worshipping Cows


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

Traditions related to Kajari Teej


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

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

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

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


हिन्दी में पढ़ने के लिए क्लिक करें!

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

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

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

Rakhi Ceremony Muhurat and Puja Vidhi


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

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


Importance of Raksha Bandhan and Mythological Stories


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें

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


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

India's Birth Chart


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


India and Its Neighbouring Countries at a Glance


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

Inflation, Corruption and the Common Man


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

Political Instability and Struggle


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

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

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


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

हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें

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

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

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

Mythological Significance of Nag Panchami


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

Nine Species of Snakes (Nagas)


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

Importance of Snakes in Hindu Religion and Vedic Astrology


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

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


Celebration of Nag Panchami in Different States


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

Legend Associated with Hariyali Teej


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

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


The Mythological Significance of Hariyali Teej


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

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

Celebration of Teej


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

AstroSage wishes our readers a blissfully happy hariyali Teej!
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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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