Hartalika Teej Tomorrow!! Know its Puja rituals

Read the importance of this fast which is specially dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and get to know the puja rites and rituals to be followed on this day. Additionally, discover the significance of this Vrat for married women as well as the unmarried ones.


It would not be wrong to say that India is the land of festivals and celebrations. Each and every year, numerous festivals are hosted by our country and every citizen actively participates in them. On these occasions, feelings of joy, happiness, unity, love and faith prevail over the minds of people. Following the Hindu chronological order, the festival of Hartalika Teej will be celebrated on 1 September, 2019. The celebrations of teej are specially observed by married female natives. However, spinsters also keep the Teej fast to get married a worthy and desirable man. 

As per the Hindu Panchang, Hartalika Teej falls on the Shukla Paksha’s Tritiya Tithi of Bhadrapad month, every year. It is considered very significant to worship Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati on this day. 

Various religious beliefs of Hinduism followers are associated with this tradition, which we will mention further in this blog. First of all, it is necessary for us to know the auspicious Muhurat of Teej Puja and what will be valid duration.

                                            Hartalika Teej Puja Muhurat 
Muhurat during the morning hoursFrom 05:58:51 AM to 08:31:45 AM
                Duration 
2 hours 32 minutes
    Muhurat during the evening hours
From 18:42:16 PM to 20:58:30 PM

Note: This time period is valid for New Delhi only. Click Here to know your city’s Muhurat


Hartalika Teej Rituals 


  • On the day of Hartalika Teej, sand idols are made of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and worshipped. 
  • The Hartalika Teej fast is should be kept without consuming water and food. 
  • The observation of this fast should be completed successfully. One should not give up in between. 
  • Offerings of fruits are made to Mahadev and Maa Parvati. 
  • Goddess Shiva and Mother Parvati are worshiped while conducting a Jagran during hartalika Teej fast.
  • The fast ends after immersion(Visarjan) of the poojan material in the morning of the next day.
  • Only Satvik food and water should be consumed on the very next day after Hartalika Teej fast is observed.


Hartalika Teej Vrat Katha and its Importance 


According to the mythological beliefs,Goddess Parvati performed deep and difficult austerity to get married to Lord Shiva. Witnessing this state of his daughter, Maa Parvati’s father, Mountain Lord Himalaya’s heart went down. During this while, the sage Narada, presented a proposal, asking Goddess Parvati’s hand in marriage for Lord Vishnu. When she got to know about this, Adi Mata’s heart sank. On being asked about her dejection, Goddess Parvati told that she is performing hard penance to get Lord Shiva as her husband. After this Parvati ji's friends took her to the forest. This episode is regarded as Goddess Parvati’s kidnapping(Haran in hindi), after which this festival is named Hartalika Teej. As mentioned above, the word Harat can be deciphered as kidnapping and Alika stands for friends. This is how this festival came to be known as Hartalika Teej. Afterwards, Goddess Parvati went through the deep austeration. In the Bhadrapad month, on the day of Shukla Paksha Tritiya and Hast Nakshatra, Mata Parvati constructed a Shivalinga with sand and immersed herself in the veneration of Bholenath by staying awake in the night. Witnessing the difficult tenacity of Goddess Parvati, Lord Shiva appeared in front of her and accepted her as his wife as per her wish.

It is believed that Mata Parvati and Lord Shiva bless all those women who observe this fast while adhering to the proper rituals. They are provided with the boon to attain marital bliss and earn some good fortune. Due to this, Hartalika Teej Vrat has special significance for married women as well as spinsters .

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Mercury Transit in Leo

Mercury in conjunct with Venus, Mars and Sun in Leo brought major changes! Read the predictions for Mercury transiting in Leo as per your zodiac sign and find out how auspicious this planetary event proves to be for you.


A strong Mercury makes a person smart, intellectual and logical, but its adverse placement can make him/her lack good speaking and communication skills. Natives under the influence of Mercury becomes mentally powerful, as they develop a better understanding. Hence, they take less time than others to solve a complicated situation.

Mercury rules over the Gemini and Virgo zodiac sign, Ashlesha, Jyeshta and Revati Nakshatra and Wednesday. Wearing green colour on this day helps to strengthen the placement of Mercury. Also, to attain its blessings, you are advised to show love and affection to your sisters and gift them green clothes and bangles. To pacify the malefic effects of Mercury or strengthen its placement, one can wear high quality Emerald gemstone or Char Mukhi Rudraksha. Also, chanting the Budh Beej Mantra “ॐ ब्रां ब्रीं ब्रौं सः बुधाय नमः / oṃ brāṃ brīṃ brauṃ saḥ budhāya namaḥ” on Wednesday is considered effective.

Time of Transit


Mercury, the significator of speech, has transited in the sign Leo on Monday, 26 August 2019, around 13:56 afternoon and will remain placed in this sign only till Wednesday, 11 September, 2019 around 04:47 early morning. Vedic Astrology states that the duration of Mercury transit is small, i.e. only for 14 days, however this planet highly influences various aspects of our lives on a major scale. On this note, let’s read the effects of this planetary event on different signs, nation and share market.


Effects of Mercury Transit on The Country


The transit of Mercury in Leo will bring major changes nationwide as well as around the world. There will be a rise in the currency reserves of India, and reforms can be commenced in the banking sector. In this duration, information about other bank-related scams may also come forward in front of the public. Tax collection will boost the monetary conditions of the country and changes will be initiated in smoothening this process. Meritorious people attain respect within the country.

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Effects of Mercury Transit on The Share Market


As Mercury transits in Leo, a rise in the prices of masoor pulse, jaggery, urad pulse, moong pulse, blanket, oil, linseed, gram, sesame, wool, ghee and coral gemstone can be seen. In particular, an inflation in the share prices of items such as gold, copper, bronze, dangerous weapons, nuclear power, gunpowder, electricity, sulfur, wheat and graphite etc. will also be observed. 

Read the astrological impact of this transit below:


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Aries


Mercury transit in Leo will majorly affect the natives of Aries sign. In this duration, you’ll gain intellectual profits, and there will be an increase in your knowledge and intelligence. During this time, you’ll become socially active and you’ll come in contact with new people. It is quite possible…..Read More

Taurus


During this transit, Mercury will get posited in your fourth house. The effects of this Mercury transit will turn out to be positive for your familial life. Peace will prevail in the family and a sense of calmness and positivity will surround the atmosphere. After a long.…..Read More


Gemini


In this duration, Mercury will transit in the third house of your zodiac sign. As a result, you may gain benefits in your workspace. In this duration, your working capabilities will increase and as a result, you’ll be able to perform well within your professional sphere.…..Read More

Cancer


With the transit of Mercury in Leo, it will get posited in your second house. During this transit, you can get benefited through foreign sources in the business. If you are leading your business in partnership, then you must remain careful and alert,…..Read More

Leo


As Mercury is transiting in your sign itself, hence it will get posited in your first or Lagna house respectively. As this house represents oneself, hence in this duration, your social status and reputation will increase, and your overall personality will improve. There will be a creative touch in your style of communication…..Read More

Virgo


Mercury will transit in the twelfth sign of your kundli. During this period, you may go on an overseas trip. Although looking from an economic point of view, there can be an increase in your expenses. Hence, spend on things which are necessary. Try your best to save money…..Read More

Libra


Eleventh house will be occupied by Mercury during this course of transit. You’ll observe the effect of this transit in Leo on your financial life. During this time, your income can increase, and you can earn from a secret source. In your professional life, you will…..Read More

Scorpio


During the course of this transit, Mercury will enter your kundli’s tenth house. In this period of transit, you can try to improve your work within your professional zone. It is possible that you may dedicate yourself in completing any task assigned to you previously, and…..Read More

Sagittarius


For Sagittarius natives, Mercury will enter the ninth house of their kundli. The placement of Mercury in your ninth house can prove to be especially fruitful. In case you have been planning to go on a trip for a long time, then it can come true in this duration…..Read More

Capricorn


Mercury will get posited in your eighth house. As a result, you may have to face several obstacles and challenges in this period. You may suffer from mental stress due to your father’s declining health. Hence, you are required to take proper care of your…..Read More

Aquarius


In this duration, Mercury will get posited in your seventh house. You are required to remain alert in this transitional period. In the meantime, an incident may occur with you, which can prove to be very harmful. Hence, you are advised to be careful…..Read More

Pisces


With Mercury transiting in Leo, it will enter your sixth house. You may enter a dispute or disagreement during this period. You are seriously advised not to be a part of such situations where there are chances of arguments. In case you…..Read More

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Weekly Horoscope (26 August - 1 Sept 2019)

This week, Mercury conjunct with Sun, Mars & Venus will majorly affect your life! Know its impact on several aspects of your life and find out how the week will overall treat you.


AstroSage welcomes to yet another week filled with promise, challenges and opportunities. This time, we have brought to you weekly horoscope for the week 26 August-1 September. Get a quick insight about your life and various challenges holding your way and find remedies to attain fruitful results. Know how well your love life will be, will there be profits in business or problems in marital life, or how well your family life will go. We have provided love predictions for you to understand how planetary placements are affecting your life and what can be done to eliminate the problems. 

4 Signs Will Get Lucky This Week


After analysing the position of planets this week, it can be said that the natives of four zodiac signs, i.e. Aries, Leo, Scorpio and Sagittarius will undergo major changes in their life this week. It is also predicted that the Sun and Mars will deliver favourable results for these signs, but other signs may undergo adverse changes and face challenges. Following the remedies given in this horoscope can help these natives minimize the malefic planetary effects.

This Week’s Hindu Panchang and Astrological Facts 


Hindu Panchang says that this week begins on the Dashmi tithi during Krishna Paksha and will end on Dwitiya tithi during Shukla Paksha. Adding to it, planet Moon will remain posited in Gemini sign and then transit in the Cancer, Leo and Virgo signs respectively. Along with that, planet Mercury will move into Leo zodiac sign in its transitory motion on 26 August. Talking about fasts and festivals falling this week, then Aja Ekadashi will fall on 26 August, Masik Shivratri & Pradosh Vrat (Krishna) on 28 August, Shravan Amavasya on 30 August and Hartalika Teej on 1 Sept.


Planetary Positions This Week


Positions of planets and nakshatras suggest that natives who are working in or associated with the government sector may acquire desired results. Moon will be placed in Gemini in the week’s beginning, and move from Cancer, Leo to Virgo sign. Mercury will remain in transitory motion on the first day of the week, i.e. 26 August 2019 and enter Leo from Cancer, where it will conjunct with Sun, Mars and Venus.


Share Market Predictions


Share Market for the fourth week of this month suggests that the Stock Market Index will go up on the first day of this week and Bulls will be interested in buying the shares of companies related to Aviation, Cables, Telecom and Electrical sectors. The very next day, Bears will remain dominant and sell the shares of Finance, Broking Firms, Logistics and Paper related companies.

Apart from this, investors will show their interest in the shares of the companies related to Domestic Appliances, Packaging Sectors, Machine Tools, etc. On the contrary, shares of Iron, Footwear, Coal, Capital Goods etc. will be sold, but the situation may seem unfavourable. During the last days of the week, the Bears will dominate the market and actively sell the shares of companies related to Broking Firms, Logistics, Finance and Paper Sector.

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Birthday Special


In this section, following personalities will celebrate their special day this week:



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Aries 


As Aries natives will set foot on the concluding days of the August month, the planet Moon will launch in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth house of your sign. As the week begins, your younger siblings amy encounter problems. You may also have to undertake a….Read More

Love Predictions

In case of love related matters, the week is expected to be normal in the beginning. However, a lover’s spat may arise later. So try to speak minimal during this time instead of fighting over something.…Read More

Taurus 


In the upcoming days of this week, the Moon will take nest in the second, third, fourth and fifth house of natives belonging to the Taurus sign. Due to this position taken by the luminary planet, problems will be witnessed within your family members. Debates between….Read More

Love Predictions

For matters related to love, this week is expected to remain better than average. The ruling lord of the fifth house, Mars’ position will increase your attraction towards your partner. You will be able to….Read More

Gemini 


The ascendant or lagna, second, third and fourth house of Gemini natives will be occupied by the Moon during the last week of August. The week can begin on a negative note for you since the Moon’s presence in the first bhava can cause mental stress. During this while….Read More

Love Predictions

For matters related to love, situations will fluctuate throughout the week for which will continue to bother you. Along with this, the position of Sun and Moon will also not be…..Read More

Cancer 


At the week’s beginning, the planet Moon will remain posited in the twelfth house of your sign and then it will eventually make its transit in the first, second, third and fourth house respectively. Considering the planetary positions, the Moon’s state in the twelfth house will bring forth mental…..Read More

Love Predictions

For matters related to love, this week will prove to be propitious as the positive influence of Mercury and Moon will bring well disposed outcomes for your love life. You will establish long-term….Read More.

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Leo 


For the natives belonging to Leo zodiac sign, the luminary planet Moon will take position in your eleventh, twelfth, first and second house respectively. Due to the Moon taking residence in the eleventh house, the inflow of income will increase. You will be able to fulfill all the.….Read More

Love Predictions

For matters related to love and romance, this week is not at all propitious. It is better to observe precautions while moving forward as the planet Saturn will make invincible efforts to create misunderstandings….Read More

Virgo


For the natives belonging to Virgo sign, the transit of Moon will come to fruition in their tenth, eleventh, twelfth and first house. Since, the tenth house is the significator of karma or profession, Moon’s transit in this bhava may generate problems within your workspace. Constant ups and downs.….Read More

Love Predictions

This week’s time is expected to remain better than average for love affairs. The positions occupied by the Moon and Mercury will make your love life better. Also during this week, married natives….Read More

Libra


As the week commences, the Moon will be situated in your ninth house. Then after, it will proceed to make its transit in the tenth, eleventh and twelfth house of your sign. The Moon residency in the ninth house is strengthening your prospects of undertaking overseas journeys. During this while...…Read More

Love Predictions

For the aspect of love, the conjunction of Mercury and Moon will not prove to be favourable as there are quite a few chances of Libra natives getting involved in tiffs and arguments with their.….Read More

Scorpio 


During the last week of August 2019, the Moon’s transit will occur in your eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh house respectively. This is the reason your mental stress will increase when the transit of Moon takes place in the eighth house. During this week’s time, you will also get chances to undertake.….Read More

Love Predictions

For matters related to love, this week is expected to remain extraordinary. During this week’s time, the depth in your relationship will increase. Love and romance will be all over the air….Read More

Sagittarius 


The week is expected to remain better than normal for the natives belonging to the Sagittarius sign. As the week starts to begin, the residency of the Moon will be witnessed in your seventh house will generate problems for you. You may fall prey to misunderstandings in your.…Read More

Love Predictions

This week is going to be good for love relationships of Sagittarius natives. At this time, festivals are your near ones, which will deepen the relationship of both of you. This week, you can also plan to go somewhere...Read More

Capricorn 


The sixth house of your sign will be occupied by the planet Moon when at the week’s initial phase. Mental stress will affect you and your well being while the Moon is taking residence in your sixth house. It is recommended to stay away from situations which can ignite debates.….Read More

Love Predictions

While talking about love related matters, this week is expected to remain better than before. The status of the positions occupied by various planets and Nakshatras will provide increment….Read More

Aquarius


For the natives belonging to Aquarius sign, the transit of the Moon will take place in your fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth house. Your children will be the reason for your happiness when the transit of Moon will take place in your fifth house. The time period will also be excellent for your children….Read More

Love Predictions

This week’s time will give positive results in love as compared to before. Because of the positions taken by the Moon and Venus, your love relationship will grow and you can also take a step further.….Read More

Pisces


The fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh houses of Pisceans will be occupied by the son of sage Atri i.e. Moon during this week’s time. While the Moon remains posited in your fourth house, there will be a dearth of happiness in your domestic life. Due to a certain reason..…Read More

Love Predictions

Extreme cautiousness should be observed in love related matters this week. At this time you may have to face many challenges at each and every step, which you should successfully.…Read More

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Aja Ekadashi Rituals & Auspicious Muhurat

In the year 2019, Aja Ekadashi will be celebrated on the Dashami tithi during Krishna Paksha in Ardra Nakshatra. As per Gregorian Calendar, this day will be observed on 26 August, Monday. On this day, Lord Vishnu is venerated with devotion. It is believed that carrying out a Jagran and fasting on this day helps the devotee get rid of his/her sins and appease Lord Vishnu. People who believe in Hinduism pay obeisance to Lord Vishnu on this day.


Aja Ekadashi 2019 Muhurat


Aja Ekadashi Vrat Muhurat For New Delhi, India
Aja Ekadashi Parana Time27th August, From 13:39:49 to 16:14:19
Duration2 Hour 34 Minutes
Hari Vasara End Moment27th August, at 10:33:05

Note: Above muhurat ois for New Delhi, India. Know the auspicious muhurat for your city by clicking here.


Things To Keep In Mind On Aja Ekadashi


If you’re fasting on the day of Aja Ekadashi, you need to keep some things in mind, which are mentioned below:

  • You must avoid consuming Masoor pulse on the tenth day or Dashmi, as eating the Masoor daal before the fast is considered inauspicious. 
  • Along with that, avoid eating Black Gram or Chana and Karonde or Bengal Currant before the fast. 
  • Using Honey on the day of fast is considered inauspicious. 
  • Also, follow the ritual of Brahmacharya on the Dashmi and Ekadashi as well. Keeping these things in mind helps you gain desirable results.

Devotees fasting on the day of Aja Ekadashi must wake up early before sunrise, take a bath and venerate Lord Vishnu. Those who follow the rituals and fast on this occasion gets rid of sorrow and misery and attain prosperity and happiness in life.

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Krishna Janmashtami 2019!!Read the mythological facts associated with this festival

On 24 August 2019, Lord Krishna’s presence will grace your household. Know the importance of the festival Janmashtami and its associated legends.


Lord Shri Krishna’s History 


Lord Vishnu reincarnated as the son of Devaki and Vasudev during the Dwapar Yuga. It was during the conclusive era of Dwapar Yuga and the cruel King Kans ruled over Mathura at this point of time. He wreaked havoc in the lives of all the citizens of Mathura. One day Kamsa was on his way to drop his sister Devaki at her in law’s house after she got married Vasudev, when an oracle narrated a premonition that the eighth child of Devaki and Vasudev will be the reason for his death and downfall. After hearing this, Kansa raised the sword to kill his sister, but Vasudev, who was truthful, promised that he would give away his children to Kansa, but Kansa did not accept any of his pleas and eventually he dragged both of them to the jail.

When did Shri Krishna take Birth? 


Time passed by and Kans’ atrocities towards Devaki and Vasudev kept increasing. He killed all the seven children of theirs. It has been said that time belongs to no one and it never remains the same. It was during the Rohini Nakshatra on Ashtami Tithi in the month of Bhadrapada, that it started raining heavily and darkness prevailed all over. During midnight Lord Krishna took birth from Devaki's womb. It is believed that God himself appeared in front Devaki and Vasudev and said that a girl was born in the house of Nand Baba. He said that the girl child is one of creations, so Vasudev can bring her to the prison and take krishna Ji to Nanda’s house. He also assured Vasudev that no obstacle will stop him on the way. After saying so, the Lord disappeared and all the guards of Kamsa went into sleep and the handcuffs tied around the hands of Vasudeva and the shackles of his feet cracked opened automatically and he embarked upon the journey towards Nand Baba's house with the newborn child. 

Lord Krishna’s Miracle 


On the way, the river Yamuna was flowing at a rapid speed and the great serpent Sheshnaag was covering Lord Krishna from getting drenched in rain. When the Lord's feet touched the river, then the water level of the Yamuna decreased at once and Vasudev swiftly went to Nand Baba's house and brought Yoga Maya from there. When he returned, the handcuffs and leg shackles automatically covered his hands and feet and the guards woke up from utter sleep. They informed Kans that Devaki gave birth to the eighth child. As soon as Kans arrived to kill the child, she disappeared into thin air and then another oracle was heard by everyone. It was stated that your reason for your destruction has taken birth elsewhere and your death in his hands will surely take place. This infuriated Kans further and he ordered the slaughter of all the newborns around.

Lord Krishna’s Peculiar Appearance


Kamsa repeatedly sent various kinds of demons to kill Krishna but all of them had to face defeat in the hands of the Lord. He killed all of them and also a demoness named Pootana. Everyone was surprised after witnessing the fate of the demons and how Krishna Ji managed to put an end to them. Krishna also rescued Kalia Nag and then went on to play flute and graze cows with his friends.

Little Krishna’s Playful Mischiefs


Ever since childhood, Lord Krishna used to fascinate everyone with his adventures and naughtiness. Sometimes, he used to break the matkas(earthen pot)of a Gopi, and the other time he had the habit of stealing Makhan(butter). Once Kanha ate soil in his childhood, and then his friends complained to his mother Yashoda. When Yashoda Maiya opened his mouth, she was astonished to see the entire universe in his mouth. 

Krishna’s Playful banter with the Gopis


Krishna playfully danced with the gopis and taught the essence of love to the whole world. This is the reason why the whole world believes in Lord Krishna and the festival of Janmashtami is celebrated with full fervor. He never discriminated against anyone and gave love to everyone while treating each and every person equally. Thus, he occupies a special place in everyone's heart.

The Death of Kans in the hands of Krishna


When Krishna and his brother Balarama grew up to become adults, Kansa sent his treasurer Akruor to Nanda Baba and fraudulently summoned the duo to Mathura so that he could kill him but Lord Krishna killed him while fighting a duel with him there. Ultimately, he liberated the people from Kans’ atrocities and after that, he went on to free his parents Devaki and Vasudev from Kans’ prison.

Lord Krishna: The Yogiraj


Lord Krishna is also known as Yogiraj. During the Mahabharata war which was taking place between the Kauravas and the Pandavas, Lord Shri Krishna preached the Gita to Arjuna in the field of Kurukshetra and that is why the Gita is most recognized holy text in the world as it is the only scripture which comes straight from the Lord's mouth. The Gita inspires everyone to do his/her Karma and teaches a person to stay on the right path.


Krishna Janmashtami Muhurat 


To celebrate Janmashtami and to observe its fast are two different things. During this year, the holy festival of Janmashtami will be celebrated on 24 August 2019, which is known all over the world as the grand birth anniversary of Lord Krishna. Now, let us have a look at Janmashtami 2019’s Puja Muhurat.

                  Janmashtami 2019 Puja Muhurat
Date24 August 2019
Nisith Puja MuhuratFrom 24:01:33 till 24:45:46
Duration0 hour 44 minutes

Note : This Muhurat is applicable for New Delhi area only. Click Here to know the auspicious Muhurat of your city. 

Rites and Traditions to Follow During Janmashtami 



  • The most convenient way to celebrate Janmashtami is to wake up early in the morning and take a clean bath. Afterwards, cleanse the child idol of Lord Krishna with Panchamrit and make it wear new clothes.
  • After this, observe the fast, consume fruits and only after the birth of Lord Krishna at midnight, perform the Aarti, offer Arghya to the Moon and then break the fast.
  • Kuttu flour or water chestnut flour can also be used during this fast. 
  • Along with this, help the poor and the needy.
  • Some small kids are also be dressed as Radha and Krishna and then they take part in processions. 
  • If it is possible, organize a Kirtan Katha at your home or Temple 
  • Celebrate this festival heartily with friends and family members.

Dahi Handi Festival 


On the very next day of Jnmashtami, Dahi Handi festival is celebrated in the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat. The youth taking part in this festival are known as Govinda, who break the matkis (earthen pots) kept at a very high pedestal and celebrate this festival with great enthusiasm. Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated in the most grand manner in Mathura, Vrindavan and Barsana. Additionally, lots of devotees are seen floating in the Iskcon Temple and celebrating Krishna Janmashtami with full fervor.

Fast Kept to Get the Boon of Bright Progeny 


Those who are childless should observe the Janmashtami fast because it helps them to obtain the blessing of a good progeny. On this day, Santan Gopal Mantra should be chanted, by whose grace one will definitely receive compassion from Lord Krishna and get the boon of a bright offspring. The Santan Gopal mantra is noted down below. 

oṃ śrīṃ hrīṃ klīṃ glauṃ devakīsuta govinda vāsudeva jagatpate
dehi me tanayaṃ kṛṣṇa tvāmahaṃ śaraṇaṃ gataḥ ।

ॐ श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं ग्लौं देवकीसुत गोविन्द वासुदेव जगत्पते
देहि मे तनयं कृष्ण त्वामहं शरणं गतः ।

Chant this mantra with all your heart and after the recitation is done, perform an oblation with the same Mantra. Afterwards, offer Makhan Mishri to the Lord and distribute it amongst everyone as Prasad. Eventually, you will get the blessings of Lord Shri Krishna.

As a matter of fact, the birthday of Lord Krishna, which we celebrate as Janmashtami, gives a message to all humanity that we should do our Karma and love each other. We hope that Lord Krishna ends all the problems persisting in your life. Wish you all the very best of Shri Krishna Janmashtami!!
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Janmashtami 2019: Know Fasting Date & Rituals

Janmashtami under Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga brings major luck this year! Know what rituals to follow to appease Bal Gopal and auspicious fasting date for both Smarta and Vaishnava sects.


Janmashtami, also known as Gokulashtami or Krishna Janmashtami, holds high significance in Hinduism. On this day, the birth of the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu, Lord Krishna is celebrated. As per the Hindu Panchang, this festival is observed on the eighth day or Ashtami during Krishna Paksha in the month of Bhadrapada during Rohini Nakshatra, which falls on 24 August 2019 for both the sects. As per the Gregorian Calendar, this time duration normally falls in the month of August-September. Krishna Jayanti is celebrated all over the nation with zeal and enthusiasm, and people place the idols of Lord Krishna in his innocent, child-like form and worship him wholeheartedly.


Smartha & Vaishnava Sect: Who Are They?


In Hinduism, Vaishnavas are those who undertake the preachings from a Guru and adorn a mala, tilak, necklace and install the Conch and Chakra to worship. They consider Lord Vishnu to be Supreme One. On the other hand, Smarthas are known to be the worshippers of the Five Gods, i.e. Shiva, Vishnu, Ganesha, Surya and Shakti. in Hinduism, the ones who follow a domestic life are known as Smarthas.

Janmashtami To Be Celebrated On 24 August By Both Sects


This year, the festival of Janmashtami will be celebrated by both the sects on 24 August itself. The followers of Smarta sect will fast on 23 August, as the Ashtami tithi will fall at midnight, whereas followers of Vaishnava sect will observe the fast on 24 August itself. 

Fasting Date For Janmashtami 


According to the information, the people of the Smarta community will observe the Shri Krishna Janmashtami fast on August 23, Friday, and perform the Parana on August 24, Saturday. On the other hand, the followers of Vaishnavism will fast on August 24, Saturday and perform the Parana on the same day itself. Smarta sect celebrate this festival as Krishnashtami, and Vaishnava sect celebrate this day as Gokulashtami on the second day. Followers of Vaishnav and Smarta sects follow different rituals to celebrate this festival. Below are the date of the fast:

Janmashtami Fast Date for Smartha Sect: on 23 August

Janmashtami Fast Date for Vaishnava Sect: on 24 August

Krishna Janmashtami Puja Muhurat


Janmashtami Puja Muhurat 2019
Janmotsav Date24 August 2019
Nishith Puja Muhurat24:01:33 to 24:45:46
Duration0 Hour 44 Minutes

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

Importance of Janmashtami in Hinduism


Hindu Calendar encourages the celebration of this festival on the Ashtami during the month of Bhadrapada. As per the beliefs, that Lord Krishna was born at midnight on the Ashtami to Devaki and Vasudeva as their eighth child in the prison of Demon King Kansa. His birth took place when the planet Moon was rising with Rohini Nakshatra during the dark fortnight. On this day, the devotees visit the birthplace of Lord Shri Krishna, i.e. Mathura, as well as Vrindavan to seek his blessings, fast the whole day, sing devotional songs, and enact the Ras Lila, also known as Krishna Lila.


Janmashtami For Childless Couples


In the year 2019, Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga and Amrit Siddhi Yoga forming during Rohini Nakshatra on the Ashtami tithi is creating an auspicious muhurat for couples who wish to have a child. On this propitious occasion of Janmashtami, childless couples must fast while following the puja rituals and install Santan Gopal Yantra at their altars or homes facing North or East. Also, following mantra must be chanted when worshipping the Lord:

ऊं श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं ग्लौं देवकीसुत गोविंद वासुदेव जगत्पते। देहि मे तनयं कृष्णं त्वामहं शरणं गत: क्लीं ऊं।।
ūṃ śrīṃ hrīṃ klīṃ glauṃ devakīsuta goviṃda vāsudeva jagatpate। dehi me tanayaṃ kṛṣṇaṃ tvāmahaṃ śaraṇaṃ gata: klīṃ ūṃ।।

Janmashtami Puja Rituals


  • Wake up and take a bath early and wear clean clothes.
  • Bathe the idol of Bal Gopal or Lord Krishna with a mixture of Ganga Jal, Milk, Curd, Ghee, Sugar or Mishri, Honey and Saffron or Kesar.
  • Now, bathe him with clean water.
  • Adorn him with beautiful clothes and jewellery.
  • At midnight, offer the Bhoga to Lord Krishna and recite the aarti.
  • Offer white sweets, and Kheer made of Rice or Sabudana with dried fruits and nuts. Use Mishri instead of Sugar and Tulsi water to prepare the Kheer. 
  • Distribute the Prashad.
  • In case you’re fasting, observe the Parna on the ninth day or Navami tithi the next day.
  • Offer cow’s milk to Lord Krishna in case you wish to make you love life stronger. After this, do the Abhishek with Panchamrit. 
  • Makhan-Mishri or Butter-Sugar can be offered to the Lord to attain happiness and worldly pleasures. After this, use raw Lassi to perform the Abhishek.
  • Mix Tulsi with milk and offer it to the Lord Krishna to eliminate any physical disorders. Just like above, use raw Lassi to perform the Abhishek.
  • Perform the Abhishek using Sugarcane juice and offer sweet ladoos to the Lord to get rid of work-related obstacles.

Do’s & Don’ts on Janmashtami


  • Do not behave rudely with anyone on the auspicious day of Janmashtami. Help the needy and poor as much as you can.
  • Avoid uprooting or cutting any plant or tree on this day. 
  • Worship the old idol of Kanha so as to maintain the peace and serenity within the house. 
  • Put Tulsi leaves in the Bhoga offered to the Lord. 
  • Pour milk from the Conch shell on the idol of Bal Gopal and perform Abhishek. Along with it, worship Goddess Laxmi as well. This will strengthen your financial conditions.
  • Put a Red Chunri on the Tulsi plant on this day, light a diya with Ghee and chant the mantra “ॐ वासुदेवाय नम: / oṃ vāsudevāya nama:”.

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Weekly Horoscope (19 - 25 August 2019)

Placement of stars between 19 - 25 August reveals your future! Know its impact on various aspects of life, such as family, love, marriage, profession, career, children etc. AstroSage brings to you the weekly horoscope for 19 - 25 August, where you get accurate predictions related to your life. Get answers to all your queries in a go and find out what’s hidden in store for you. Get information regarding Share Market, investments, festivals and fasts falling this week, and astrological facts.


This Week’s Hindu Panchang and Astrological Facts 


According to the Hindu Panchang, Chaturthi tithi during Krishna Paksha falls at the beginning of the week, whereas the week will end on Navami tithi during Krishna Paksha. The planet Moon will enter Pisces zodiac sign and remain in a transitory motion till Gemini. Talking about fasts-festivals falling this week, Sankashti Chaturthi will be celebrated on 19 August and Janmanshtami on 24 August, where the birth anniversary of Vishnu-avatar Lord Shri Krishna is celebrated.

Planetary Positions This Week


The placement of planets and nakshatras during this week as per Vedic Astrology suggests that the Moon will remain in the Pisces sign at the beginning of the week, and then move on to Aries, Taurus and Gemini sign respectively. This week, some zodiac signs may get special results, and natives of some signs must look out for their health. Read how the planetary placements will affect your life below with this blog.


Share Market Predictions


  1. At the week's beginning, i.e. 19 August, the Bulls will remain active within the Share Market and be seen interested in buying the shares of the companies in the Metal, Steel, Petroleum and Affordable Housing sector. 
  2. On the next day, i.e. 20 August, people will be interested in investing in shares from Textile Logistics Bearings and Tyre sectors and due to the politicians, there can be deflation in the market, leading to its closure. 
  3. 21 August will bring a favorable time for trade in the automobile sector and companies associated with the travel sector. There will be an appreciative rise in the stock prices of Footwear, Pharma, Leather & Travel sectors. 
  4. On 22 August, the influence of Bulls will be seen in the Share Market, and they will show interest in purchasing the shares of FMCG, Jewelry, Watches and Perfumes. 
  5. After this, on 23 August during noon, the Share Market will fall, and shares related to Export, Tobacco, Insurance and Coffee can be sold. 

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Birthday Special


Amongst known celebrities, following are some who will celebrate their special day during the period of this week:


We wish a Happy & Fun Birthday to these talented celebrities. Let’s read this week’s astrology predictions:


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Aries 


Aries natives must remain cautious at the beginning of the week when the Moon transits in your twelfth house. As a result, you may have to go on a long-distance trip, during which you may face physical and mental problems. During this time, your expenses will increase, and you will actively take part….Read More

Love Predictions

The week will be full of challenges for natives in love. Due to the presence of Venus in the fifth house, the love and attraction between you and your lover will increase, which in turn add to your intimacy. Also.…Read More

Taurus 


The week brings good results for natives of Taurus zodiac sign. Due to the transit of Moon in your eleventh house, you will share a good rapport with your siblings and gain financial profits. You can go to a party with your friends, which will make you happy. The beginning of the week will….Read More

Love Predictions

The week will bring forward mixed results for couples in love. The presence of Mercury in the third house will improve things in the relationship, and love will increase as well. On the other hand, the aspect of Saturn….Read More

Gemini 


Situations at the workplace are said to be favourable for Gemini natives, as the Moon transits in your tenth house in the week’s starting. Consequently, you will gain desirable results. Where on the one hand your work will be praised, peace, on the other, will prevail within your family life. If you run.….Read More

Love Predictions

The week will be full of highs and lows for natives in love, but one thing is certain that you will not face any complaint regarding your love life. Relationship with your beloved will deepen, and you two can go.…..Read More

Cancer 


For Cancer natives, the Moon will make its transit in the ninth house of their kundli in the week’s beginning. Therefore, you may go on an enjoyable long-distance trip, which can prove to be financially profitable as well. You will respect your mentors, teachers and father, and gain…..Read More

Love Predictions

The week brings the opportunity for love-struck natives to express their heartfelt feelings. Therefore, if you’re already in love with someone, don’t hesitate to speak your heart out and open up your mind in front of them….Read More.

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Leo 


The planet Moon will occupy the eighth house in the week’s beginning. With its influence, you may suffer from physical and mental distress on the one hand but experience spiritual positivity on the other. You may have to go on an unwanted trip, which can affect your budget….Read More

Love Predictions

Regarding your love life, it seems like you may have to face various challenges. Just believe this week to be your biggest challenge which you have to tackle, as the planetary state of Ketu-Rahu in the….Read More

Virgo


In the week's beginning, the planet Moon transits in your seventh house, which will positively affect your marital life as well as closeness with the life partner. Your life partner’s fortune will support your luck factor, which will lead to the attainment of high reputation in the society….Read More

Love Predictions

This week will be full of memorable moments for natives in love. Due to the aspect of Mercury in the fifth house, the communication between you two will strengthen, and you both will share sweet things….Read More

Libra


For Libra natives, the Moon will move into the sixth house in this week’s beginning, which will lead to a favourable time within the job. As a result, you will dominate your opponents, and they won’t be able to take any action against you. Expenses will increase, which will become..…Read More

Love Predictions

If talking about your love life, Sun-Saturn-Mars will collectively impact the fifth house along with the third aspect of Saturn from the third house on the fifth house. As a result, your love life will be majorly.….Read More

Scorpio 


The fifth house will be occupied by the Moon in the week’s beginning, which is the house of children, education and love. Hence, on the one hand, where love in your relationships will increase, time, on the other, will remain favourable for kids. Our children will remain dedicated to you and listen….Read More

Love Predictions

The week will be good for matters related to love. Although tensions can arise between the two of you due to the aspect of Mars on the fifth house, the aspect of Jupiter will resolve all the problems….Read More

Sagittarius 


In your sign, the Moon transits in your fourth house at the beginning of the week, whereas planet Mars seems to be aspecting it. As a result, the chances of you buying a property or real estate increase, and any deal may get finalized in case you were already trying in this direction. The members.…Read More

Love Predictions

The week seems to be favourable for love-related matters because fifth house lord Mars is placed in the ninth house with Venus. In such a situation, the moment Moon transits in your fifth house, you are likely to....Read More

Capricorn 


If you are a native of Capricorn sign, then you may go on a trip due to the transit of the Moon in your third house. The aspect of Jupiter posited in the eleventh house on the third house will lead to a favourable time for your siblings. Also, you will be benefited during your trip, and the road.….Read More

Love Predictions

Regarding love matters, the week will offer mixed results. The conjunction of Mars and Venus in the eighth house will entangle you in sensual thoughts and lead to an increase in your intimate relationship….Read More

Aquarius


Moon, in the week’s beginning, will remain posited in your second house, also known as the house of wealth. Due to this, there will be chances of monetary gains and any auspicious event or task can take place in your family as a result of Jupiter aspecting the second house.….Read More

Love Predictions

From the lovers’ point of view, this week doesn’t seem to be much favourable. The influence of Saturn in the fifth house can cause trouble in relationships, but the presence of Rahu in the same house will definitely.….Read More

Pisces


For Pisces natives, the week begins with the Moon transiting in your first house or Lagna. As a result, you will attain success in the field of academics and focus well on your studies. During this time, you will grasp anything you read or learn instantly. You will act respectfully with…Read More

Love Predictions

This week seems favourable for love affairs. Mercury in the fifth house will result in several discussions with your beloved throughout this week, due to which you will get a clear glimpse of each other's minds.…Read More

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Sun Transit in Leo, These Zodiac Signs Get Lucky!

Sun transit in Leo brings major life-changing alterations! Read how the transit of the King of Planets, Sun, will impact your life.


The Soul of the Universe Sun is also known as the King of the Navagrahas. Its light provides life to all the living creatures and nurtures them to become strong and healthy. Therefore, Lord Sun is also hailed as Surya Narayan, because Lord Narayan is only known as the Nurturer of the world. The Sun is also the source of light for the Moon, as the Moon’s surface reflects light from it. In Vedic Astrology, the Sun signifies father, government and health. Hence, its benefic placement in one’s kundli leads to higher designation, good health and government job. Ruby or Manikya gemstone can be worn to strengthen its placement in a kundli

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Planet Sun in a Kundli


The Sun is considered to be the “soul” of the Universe, as it is the primary source of light as well as life. Therefore, whenever the kundli of a native is examined, the placement and strength of the Sun are foremost analysed. This planet governs the East direction and rules over the zodiac sign Leo as per Vedic Astrology, which is the fifth sign in Kaal Purush Kundali.

Sun is considered to be fully exalted at 10 degrees in Aries and fully debilitated at 10 degrees in Libra. The occurrence of seasons is based on the movement of the Sun itself. Any planet coming closer to the Sun becomes combust at a certain degree, i.e. its influence becomes subjected to the Sun.

As this planet signifies royalty, fame and repute in a person’s life, therefore its placement is foremost evaluated in a kundli. The level of respect and confidence earned by a native can be analyzed by the position of Sun in his/her kundli. Also, its relation with other planets also impact the lives of natives.

If Sun seems weak or debilitated in one’s kundli, then Surya Yantra can be installed to strengthen or pacify it. As Sunday is ruled by the Sun, then this yantra must be worshipped according to the rituals early in the morning before 8 AM on the same day and placed in the house’s altar facing East. It must be regularly worshipped to attain desired results.

If Sun is placed favourably in a native’s kundli, then not only they share a happy relationship with their father, but their father too attains great fame and success in life. Also, you remain healthy and achieve a higher position in your workplace.

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Time of Transit


Sun, which emits light to the world, has entered in its own zodiac sign Leo from Cancer on Saturday, 17 August 2019 around 12:47 afternoon and will remain posited here till Tuesday, 17 September 2019, around 12:43 afternoon. As this planet is posited in its own sign, its favourable impact will be seen on all other signs. However, Sun posited beneficially in a sign garners positive results and vice versa. Let’s read its effects and know what is up or you in the near future.

Chances of Job Promotion


On 17 August, Sun will enter Leo from Cancer zodiac sign and conjunct with Mars and Venus already present there. Sun and Venus are inimical in nature, whereas Venus and Mars are friendly. As a result, the conjunction of Sun-Mars will lead to fruitful results in the workplace and there are chances of job promotion. However the presence of Venus suggests that you should treat women well and remain away from any kind of gossip within the office. Those preparing for competitive exams for government job may attain success in their endeavours.

Rise in Women-Related Incidents in the Country


Sun and Mars come under the fire element, whereas planet Venus is feminine in nature and signifies beauty, femininity and luxury. Therefore, with Sun transiting in Leo, there can be a rise in the incidents taking place against women.

Sun Transit in Leo will Increase National Issues


Both Sun & Mars represents the Fire element. Amongst all planets, the Sun is said to be the King and Mars as the “Commander-in-Chief”. As a result, our country will remain successful in defeating its opponents during this period and take drastic measures against intruders and terrorists. However, an increase in fire-related incidents and accidents is likely to happen.


Read the astrological impact of this transit below:

हिन्दी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें

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Aries


As the luminary planet makes its transit through the zodiac sign Leo, it will remain posited in the fifth house in the birth chart of Aries natives. This planetary movement can be the cause of promotion at workplace for many natives. Additionally, those who are looking for a job can…..Read More

Taurus


This transit of the Sun in the fourth house of the Taurus natives will prove to be moderately favorable for them. Its negative influence can affect your family life, leading to an environment of unrest in the household and disputes and arguments between the members. However.…..Read More

Gemini


As the Sun makes its transit in the third house of your birth chart, Gemini natives will experience an increase in their working abilities as well as find themselves capable of facing any adverse situation that may arise. However, you will need to work.…..Read More

Cancer


As the Sun makes its transit in your second house, Cancer natives will especially experience a change in their behaviour. As a result of this planetary movement, there will be an increase in your anger and ego will become a part of your nature as well. Therefore…..Read More

Leo


Since the luminary planet will be transiting in your sign, therefore, the Sun will remain posited in the first house, i.e., ascendant house of your birth chart. This transit will prove to be especially favorable for Leo natives. Beginning with their social life…..Read More


Virgo


As Sun makes its transit in the twelfth house of your zodiac sign, some Virgo natives may see their wish of a foreign trip getting fulfilled. Additionally, a job change may also be on the horizon for some during this planetary movement. However, it is advised…..Read More

Libra


The Sun’s transit in your eleventh house will prove to be especially beneficial for Libra natives. People working in government jobs can be helpful for you in attaining special gains and you can establish a good relationship with them. Therefore, you should spend…..Read More

Scorpio


As the Sun makes its transit in your tenth house, Scorpio natives can look forward to great benefits in the workplace. Some natives born under the sign of the scorpion can even get promoted during this time. You will enjoy your tasks…..Read More

Sagittarius


As the Sun moves into your ninth house, it brings great benefits for Sagittarius natives socially. With this planetary movement, your image will improve in the society and your honor will increase as well. Some of you may also get the chance…..Read More

Capricorn


Capricorn natives need to take special care of their health as the Sun makes its transit in their eighth house, since there is a probability of decline in it. You also need to be careful because you can get into an accident during this time period…..Read More

Aquarius


The Sun’s transit in the seventh house of Aquarius natives can create some issues in their marital life. A fight may occur between you and your spouse during this time. Avoid such scenarios that may lead to arguments. To maintain the peace and happiness…..Read More

Pisces


The Sun, during its transit through the zodiac signs, will move into the sixth house of your sign. You will rule over your enemies thanks to this transit but its negative effects will be visible on your marital life. Your spouse might act aggressively in this period…..Read More

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