Saturday, October 1, 2016

Navratri Special Offer, Ghatasthapana Muhurat & Puja Vidhi

This year Shardiya Navratri is starting from the 1st of October 2016 and will continue till the 10th of October. AstroSage brings to you the Ultimate Shardiya Navratri 2016 manual to guide you through these 9 days along with a special Navratri offer for you. has started an EXCLUSIVE SALE, only for this Shardiye Navratri 2016. Appease the 9 goddesses with faithful and dedicated pujan with the help of our EXCLUSIVE PRODUCTS.

Maa Shailputri blesses her devotees and ends their Moon related agony and woes. Try to get the maximum benefits this Shardiya Navratri by using our Exclusive products.

हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें

Ghat Sthapana Muhurat: Morning 6:14 to 07:29

To know about the Muhurat Timings in your city, click here: Ghatsthapana Details

According to the Shakt community, it is believed that Navratri of the Ashwin month of the Hindu calendar is most auspicious for worshipping Maa Aadishakti. In the 9 days of Navratri, the devotees of Goddess Durga worship her and her avatars religiously to attain a higher degree of peace and prosperity in their life. People fast and pay homage to the divinity for their well being. During these auspicious days of Navratri, it is believed that our sins and mistakes are pardoned by Maa Aadishakti as she showers her blessings on us, and uplifts our soul. Goddess Mahakali, Goddess Mahalakshmi, and Goddess Mahasaraswati are worshipped the most in navratri. Worshippers chant ‘Shri Durga Sapshati’ to please the goddess as well. In the period of 9 days, Goddess Durga’s pujan and lesson of Durga Saptshati are performed. People also keep a fast for one time’s meal. The foremost process of the Navratri’s is the ‘Ghat Sthapana’, after which all other auspicious activities take place. brings to you the ultimate Navratri Guide to lead you through these 9 days of  Durga worshipping and help you attain health, wealth, and happiness for the coming year. 

Devi Avatar: Maa Shailputri 

Maa Shailputri is believed to be the first avatar of Goddess Durga. The first day of navratri begins by commemorating Maa Shailputri. Blessed to Lord Himalaya, Maa Shailputri gets her name from the mighty lofts, Himalayas. The goddess mounts on a bull, and carries a Trishul in one hand, and a lotus flower in another. It’s believed that its auspicious to offer cow milk ghee to Maa Shailputri. Worshipping her is deemed to awake your Mooladhaar Chakra, which blesses you with good attitude, patience and spiritual enlightenment.

To know more about Goddess Shailputri, click here: Maa Shailputri

Puja Procedure (Poojan Vidhi): Ghat Sthapana and other Puja Rituals:

  1. On the first day of Navratri, take a bath in the morning and vow solemnly. After this, make an altar with fertile earth and sow barley in it. On this altar, place your kalash filled with sacred water. This is your 'ghatsthapana'. Place Maa Durga’s idol on the kalash. During all the rituals of puja, make sure that you maintain an Akhand Jyoti. (an oil/ghee lamp that alights for 24 hours constantly) While worshipping, keep all the ingredients required for worshipping, facing towards east direction. After this, perform the rituals according to the instructions given below:
  2. Chant the below mentioned mantra, and sprinkle water on yourself as well as the puja ingredients. 

    “Om Apavitrah Pavitro va Sarvastha Gatopi va
    Ya Smarate Pundarikaksha Sa Bahantar Shuchi

    ॐ अपवित्र: पवित्रो वा सर्वावस्थां गतोअपी वा |
    य: स्मरेत पुण्डरीकाक्षं स बाहान्तर: शुचि:||

  3. Keep Akshat (sacred rice mixed with turmeric and red vermillion, used for blessing), flower, and water in your palms while praying to the divinity. 
  4. Perform the rituals meticulously.
  5. Perform aarti, and after that distribute prasad amongst everyone.
  6. During Navratri, worship a little girl, and offer her food with some donation.
  7. If the above mentioned ritual cannot be done regularly, it’s advised that on the last navratra(Navmi), worship 9 girls and give them donations.
  8. In the Kanya Pujan( Worshipping of Girls) make sure that you only worship girls aged 2-10.
  9. In the 9 days of navratri, Durga Saptshati and aparajita lessons are believed to manifold the blessings of the divine on you. wishes you a very Happy Shardiya Navratri 2016.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Weekly Horoscope 2016 (September 26 - October 2)

Here, we present you the Weekly Horoscope 2016 from September 26 to October 2. Now, know what these predictions have to say about your future. Scroll on to your Zodiac sign and read the predictions for free. The below predictions has been done by our famous astrologers and these are based on the planetary positions. 

Note: Weekly horoscope is based on your Moon sign. Know your moon sign by clicking here: Moon sign calculator


Financially, this week will be very good for you Arians. Your hard work and true efforts will help you to fetch the desired results. Some new source of receiving income will be made. Also, there are chances that your income might raise. It is advisable; do not lend money to others rather invest them for future. Health wise, you need to take care of your stomach related issues. 

Love Predictions: This week is expected to be a combination of love and quarrel for lovers. Married couples will be able to enjoy this duration fully. Meeting your beloved by the mid of the week will be favourable. End of the week would be perfect to celebrate the passion in your relationship. 

Remedy: Avoid eating oily and heavy food products.

Fortune Star: 2.5/5


This week will be full of entertainment. You might even go on an outing this week with friends and family. Taureans who are office goers might take a break from their monotonous schedule. You will receive great fame and reputation in the society. Whereas, you might get busy in doing social activities. It is advisable to get serious in love matters. 

Love Predictions: This week will be bitter-sweet in terms of your love relations. Your thoughts might wander towards your other problems in this duration. As the week will progress, your relation with your beloved will improve. It is predicted to be a pleasant for love confessions.

Remedy: Don’t waste your money this time.

Fortune Star: 2.5/5


You will be able to make many new friends this week. There are chances of getting interact with with high class people. You will observe that you are becoming ambitious. You might go on a trip this week besides this a smoothness in work environment will be maintained. The key message to success is to invest your money properly, and save. 

Love Predictions: This week is expected to remain blissful for your love relations. Stay cautious of dubious people. Married couples must avoid needless squabbles. You may begin your week with dining together and indulging in long conversations. This week might end on a positive note for you.

Remedy: Protect your money from minor thefts.

Fortune Star: 3/5


You will observe that a simplicity in your thoughts is getting made. Your introvert nature will now be over. And this change will be appreciated by everyone. This time, less expenses on luxurious items will be made. You might be spending a lot of time having a deep thinking about future. A positive transformation will be seen. You might turn your path towards spirituality. 

Love Predictions: Your work might keep you away from your love interest this week. You might be full of emotions during the first half of the week. Avoid misunderstandings and tiffs that might happen by mid-week. Week end will be favourable for you.

Remedy: Chant Hanuman Chalisa regularly.

Fortune Star: 3.5/5


Lions, this week, you might lack efficiency in work. You might feel shiftless due to weakness and because of tight schedule at work. It is advisable to keep a watch on your health issues, visit a doctor whenever there is a need. Maintain the trust level that your partner have on you. Otherwise, problems are likely to arise. Lastly, avoid getting drunk while driving. 

Love Predictions: This week might give you opportunities for spending time with your beloved. If you are planning a trip with your beloved, the first half of the week seems favourable. Middle of the week will prove to be emotionally satisfying while the weekend will be satisfactory.

Remedy: Avoid travelling alone at night.

Fortune Star: 3/5


“Expectations often lead to disappointments”. Since, the week is little unfavorable. This time is not appropriate to expect anything from others. Chances of meeting fake people are there, therefore do not trust anyone blindly. You need to have belief in yourself is a key message for you. Whereas, at workplace, you need to be careful from people. You might receive a support from someone of your opposite sex. 

Love Predictions: This week will be mix of happy and stressful moments. Work might keep you occupied this week but putting a little effort for taking out time for your beloved might bear fruit. The week will begin fine and dandy but middle of the week might seem to be a little dull. The weekend might return the lost charm in your relationship.

Remedy: Don’t trust strangers.

Fortune Star: 2.5/5


This week, you will be busy in making plans for future. Chances are there, that due to some misunderstandings, people might take you wrongly. Thus, it is advisable; a descent nature with others is must. Check your words before it gets out while having conversation. You might become angry and due to that an arrogance nature might be observed. Try avoiding that. 

Love Predictions: Your efforts of making your relationship jolly and pleasurable will be fulfilled this week. You might spend some leisure time with your love interest. You will be able to establish a balance between work and love this week. Weekend is expected to be moderate.

Remedy: Follow decent behavior and don’t loose patience.

Fortune Star: 3/5


You have got a wonderful sportsmanship spirit. Which will make your dreams possible. This week is full of goodness, you might receive an appraisal, increment or might even get a promotion. Since, your luck ratings are high. Your enemies will not be able to stand. The increase in self-confidence will also improve, with that, every tough situations will become easy. 

Love Predictions: This week is predicted to be moderate for lovers. Those living away from their beloved might enjoy the week to the fullest. You may visit a religious place in the beginning of the month. You will work hard to create a balance between your love life and work. Weekend is expected to be pleasant for you. 

Remedy: Worship Lord Ganesh.

Fortune Star: 3.5/5


This week, everyone will gonna love your company. As, your smile and joyful nature will make the environment beautiful. Even, your sense-of-humor will improvised. You might go on a shopping this week. So get ready, to overload with expenses. The style of writing and communicating will get better now. Lastly, scope of many positive changes are there. 

Love Predictions: This week is expected to be favourable for you. Avoid suspicious behavior and try to maintain the purity in your relationship. Try to keep your anger in control and avoid arguments. Plans of visiting a religious place with your beloved might pan out. In a nutshell, your week will be full of love and mutual understanding.

Remedy: Worship Lord Shiva.

Fortune Star: 3.5/5


You might think creative this week . Your expenses are likely to rise due to the beautification of home or modification of vehicle. This week, you might get financially drained out. So save money in present. Your friend and relative might become a reason of your loss. So, be careful. The key message for you is to listen, What your says. 

Love Predictions: Maintaining the purity of your relationship must be your priority this week. Your week will start with a bang but middle of the week might remind you to maintain the decorum of your relationship. Weekend will prove to be the icing on the cake. YOu might feel inclined towards a colleague in this duration.

Remedy: Avoid trusting anyone blindly.

Fortune Star: 4/5


This week has arrived with not much favorable outcomes. You might suffer from minor health issues. Your efficiency might become low which will directly affect your energy. It is very important to take care of your health. Bachelors are advised to take their decisions of life by themselves. Listen to your heart and maintain a decent behavior with everyone. 

Love Predictions: This week will be pleasant for your love relation. You might have small arguments with your beloved in the beginning of the week but by the mid of the week this are expected to be back on track. End of the week might disturb you a bit. Try to maintain the calm and mutual balance in your relationship. 

Remedy: Offer food to poor and needy people.

Fortune Star: 3/5


This week, take ample of time when you are making some important decision in life. Don’t rush into the things otherwise situation might become worse. Do not carry your precious things along with you while travelling. Otherwise, there are chances that it might get theft. It is very important to take of your health. Also, you need to take care of the elder person in the family. 

Love Predictions: You might have to work hard to make this week fruitful. In this duration, Venus is in the eighth house in Rahu nakshatra which paves the way for misunderstandings and arguments in love relations. The week is expected to begin favourably for you but by the end of the week you might have to make an effort to maintain the decorum and peace in your relationship.

Remedy: Don’t take business related decisions this week.

Fortune Star: 3.5/5

Love predictions are exclusively prepared by love & marriage expert astrologer Pt. Hanumman Mishra

Monday, September 19, 2016

Weekly Horoscope 2016 (September 19 - 25)

Now, sneak peek into the upcoming time with us. As we are presenting you the exclusive predictions of weekly horoscope and weekly love horoscope written by our expert astrologers. Read them and take a step forward towards success.

Note: Weekly horoscope is based on your Moon sign. Know your moon sign by clicking here: Moon sign calculator


This time you can expect good relationship with business partners. You will do a lot of hard work just to complete your projects on time. All these efforts might put you in hectic schedule. But, not worry, this will give you fruitful results in future. Get ready, as luxuries and comforts demand will going to increase. Lastly, you might spend more time on grooming sessions. 

Love Predictions: The week looks good for your love life. Try to be more patient with your partner; don’t let ego come between your relationship with them. Let go of petty issues, otherwise chances are that they might escalate into arguments. The beginning of the week would be emotional for you, by the mid of the week things will start getting better as your stars will be in alignment with your luck.

Fortune Star: 3/5

Remedy: Try to maintain a balance between personal and professional life.

Read the predictions of whole month of September, by clicking here: Aries Horoscope


This week you will be blessed with good amount of money which might put you in a question. Where to invest? so you can be benefitted with profits. This time your ability to think for domestic issues might become weak. Even at office ability to make managerial decisions might get low. As per the predictions, it is advisable to keep a watch on your health. If you are suffering from any chronic illness, you might visit to a doctor. 

Love Predictions: This week will be bittersweet for you. Married life might be a little stressed. If you are planning to get married, time is in your favour. Avoid going for any trips with your lover. The beginning of the week will be sluggish, but the end will be on a happy note. Chances of going for an entertainment related activity or fun outing by the end of the week are high. 

Fortune Star: 3/5

Remedy: Avoid all kinds of distractions.

Read the predictions of whole month of September, by clicking here: Taurus Horoscope


You might enjoy an outing with family and friends occurring this week. In the mid week you will be busy in the domestic activities, rather being busy in professional life. The elder member in family might suffer from some illness. Due to this, expenses will occur, he/she may ask your time. But nothing to worry, no major problem will occur yet some irritable nature might be discovered in you. 

Love Predictions: The week looks promising for the gemini’s, love wise. New love might enter your life. The start of the week looks auspicious for those who want to propose their lover. The mid of the week might feel dull to you, but the end looks promising. Be patient with your lover and listen to their words carefully. 

Fortune Star: 3.5/5

Remedy: Don't take decisions in hurry. 

Read the predictions of whole month of September, by clicking here: Gemini Horoscope


This time your wish of going on a trip with family or friends might come true. Although, it is a good week to sit and relax. You will be busy in implementing plans for the future. Also, there are chances that some good plan ideas will be put forward by you. But, you might fail. Thus, it is important to make a delay on planning. It is recommended to stay calm and relax, do not expect anything this week, Lastly, stay cautious and relax. 

Love Predictions: The week doesn’t look too good for you, love wise. Don’t pay heed to inane matters; they might hamper your mental peace. Take out time from your busy schedule for your relationship as well. Try to avoid going for any trips with your lover. At the beginning of the week, stars will be in favour of those who are in love with their colleague. Overall, your week would be great and full of love, but chances are that weekend might be a little low for you, so try to maintain your inner peace.

Fortune Star: 2.5/5

Remedy: Do meditation for mental peace.

Read the predictions of whole month of September, by clicking here: Cancer Horoscope


Lions, your star's position are nice. Hence this time is very auspicious to do hard work. With this you can take expansion decisions Those who are freshers or working on getting transferred this time perfect. You might get success this week in business or may be a transfer. Difficult situation might occur, so avoid taking rest. Also, you might waste your time in thinking unnecessary. So, try avoiding it. 

Love Predictions: Despite of the week looking good for your relationship with your lover; chances are that your busy schedule might hamper it. Spend time with your lover this week and create memories. Be determined and passionate about your love affair. The start of the week will be blissful; don’t let the laughter die in your relationship. 

Fortune Star: 3.5/5

Remedy: Increase your efforts if searching a new job.
Read the predictions of whole month of September, by clicking here: Leo Horoscope


You might get blessed with a business trip Do not leave any of your documentation at home. The attitude of taking decisions lightly might put you in problem. You even might think of skipping the decision about that. Due to that issues might grow. Your power of doing hard work might decrease. Therefore, work hard to fetch desired wishes. It is also advisable to stay positive. Lastly, it is very important; do not forget any documents while going on a business trip. 

Love Predictions: The week seems favorable for you; although chances are that you might not get much time to spend with your partner. The start of the week will check your patience; maintain your calm. The mid of the week will be dull, but the end of the week looks bright. Chances are that you might learn the art of balancing your love life with your workload. 

Fortune Star: 3.5/5

Remedy: Take care of thefts while travelling.

Read the predictions of whole month of September, by clicking here: Virgo Horoscope


This week, your courageous and enthusiastic attitude will be maintained. Your enemies will not be able to stand in front of you. Many things might not come in your favor. Also, some ups and downs are possible. But not to worry, you just need a good planning in advance and that’s it. A message for you is; you have to be cautious while working and try to give space in your relationship. Otherwise, problems might occur. 

Love Predictions: This week looks promising for you love wise. Utilize your time in creating memories with your lover, instead of getting into an argument with them over petty issues. As predicted by your stars, if you’re in love with your colleague, time is more auspicious for you. The middle of the week looks meek but by the end of the week spark will return to your relationship. 

Fortune Star: 2.5/5

Remedy: Offer a gift to your mother or wife.

Read the predictions of whole month of September, by clicking here: Libra Horoscope


Scorpions, you will obtain mixed results. Success will find you and goods news will be heard regarding family. But, some tensed situations might occur giving you stress. At workplace, hectic conditions might surround you. Natives who are studying and are competitors, have to work hard. Many new opportunities will come in way, so make the best use of it. Lastly, making concrete plans will help you help you in perfecting the future. 

Love Predictions: The week looks fabulous for you love wise. The stars look favorable for those planning to get married soon. The beginning of the week could bring in some minor tiffs in your relationship but don’t stress over it as the mutual love between you two would remain the same. The end of the week looks a little low for you, but try not to fret over it much.

Fortune Star: 3/5

Remedy: Try meditation to reduce stress.

Read the predictions of whole month of September, by clicking here: Scorpio Horoscope


You might enjoy an auspicious event at home. Due to that, a small get together with friends and family might take place. You might not felt like working as the domestic work will keep you busy. Money will flow out of the hand. Expenditure will going to increase and you might go on a shopping. The major change sagittarians might see; they might shift to a new place or residence. The week will bring a fresh start, taking up new challenges confidently. 

Love Predictions: The week will be bittersweet for you. Stay away from anger and tenacity in your relationship. Planning a trip with your lover is on the cards for you, but beware of difficulties while travelling. Your love will strengthen this week with your partner. You might face tid bits of problems during the week, but with the week coming to an end, all will cease and only love will prevail between you two. 

Fortune Star: 3/5

Remedy: Avoid wastage of money.

Read the predictions of whole month of September, by clicking here: Sagittarius Horoscope


Get ready to experience some fresh encounters this week. You will feel more relaxed and comfortable with the ongoing things in life. You are expected to give wonderful performances in your respective fields. Expenses will going to increase as you might go on a shopping and spend all your money on luxurious things. There are chances that some guests might arrive and satay. This will keep you very busy. It is advisable to treat them honorably. 

Love Predictions: The week doesn’t look too good for you. Keep putting in your efforts to make your relationship work. Avoid proposing on any social media platform. The beginning of the week will be emotional for you. By the middle of the week, you’ll make your partner happy by doing something for them. If you’re married, the weekend will be favorable for you. 

Fortune Star: 3/5

Remedy: Avoid anger and disputes.

Read the predictions of whole month of September, by clicking here: Capricorn Horoscope


This time, your quality of getting mixed up with everyone will surely gonna help you. Your social status and reputation in your circle will be maintained in a good manner. While, some new friends will going to be added in your friend circle. Also, you might plan a journey with friends. You will also get appraisal at work. Everything will be in your favor this week. Also, you might go on a pilgrim.

Love Predictions: The time looks favourable for you this week. Chances are that one of you might be less interested in spending time together. However, if you show some interest, chances are that your relationship will soar high and the week will be blissful. At the beginning of the week, spend time together doing any entertainment related activity, by the mid; go and meet your lover, and when the weekend comes, you can express your love through some playful teasing. 

Fortune Star: 3/5

Remedy: Worship Lord Ganesha.

Read the predictions of whole month of September, by clicking here: Aquarius Horoscope


You will feel happy and will celebrate proud moments, as you will be receiving lots of appreciation. Your financial stability will now get improve and also a gainful of income will be come. The efforts that you have made in your past will now give you fruitful results. Pisceans, who are students will be able to fetch good score in exams. A competitive spirit will be gained in them. It is advisable; to focus on relationships and do not ignore the problems. 

Love Predictions: The week will be full of mixed emotions for you. If you’re married, chances are that there will be little tiffs along the way but love will remain same. For unmarried people, the week will be okay. By the middle of the week, go and watch a film together or spend time travelling with your lover. Plan meeting at a safe place and make every moment with your lover count.

Fortune Star: 3/5

Remedy: Spend time with your loved ones.

Read the predictions of whole month of September, by clicking here: Pisces Horoscope

Love Horoscope is exclusive by Pt. Hanumman Mishra.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Shraddh 2016 - In Remembrance of our Ancestors

Shraddha is a ritual in Hindu religion that is performed to pay tribute to one’s ancestors and deceased relatives. In Sanskrit, Shraddha signifies any event or activity that is done with sincerity, usually to express gratitude. It is believed that performing Shraddha pacifies the adversities of the deceased and pleases them.


According to Scriptures, humans are under three types of debts, namely, ‘debt to a God’, ‘debt to a sage’ and ‘debt to the forefathers’. It is considered to be of utmost importance to paying debt to the father because our parents have worked hard to keep us healthy and provide us with all the necessities that are required to live a comfortable life. Human life is considered to be incomplete without paying off the ‘debt to the father’. Shraddha is done to lay bare our love and respect for our forefathers and relatives who are pushing up the daisies. Ashwin Kirshn Paksh is also called Pitru Paksh, Shraddh Paksh or Mahalay Paksh. Shraddh is performed during this time for the deceased on the basis of the dates of their death. It is believed that by performing Shraddha our forefathers are pleased and the person performing it receives blessings and luck. In this duration it is believed that auspicious events should not be conducted, new clothes should not be bought or stitched, massages should not be taken and hair should not be cut. 

Types of Shraddha

It is believed that Shraddha is of two types- Paarvan and Ekoddisht

Paarvan Shraddh is performed for father, paternal grandfather, great grandfather (paternal), maternal grandfather, great grandfather (maternal) and their wives. While Ekodisht Shraddha is performed for teacher, father-in-law, paternal uncle, maternal uncle, brother, brother-in-law, nephew, student, son, friend, uncle and their wives. 

Deceased relatives and Shraddha dates related to them-

  • The lunar date at which the relative passed away, their Shraddha is performed on the same date during Ashwin Kirshna Paksha.
  • Shraddha of women whose husband is still alive, is performed on the Ninth day of Ashwin Kirshna Paksha.
  • Shraddha of the sages is done on the Twelfth day of Ashwin Kirshna Paksha.
  • Shraddha of relatives whose cause of death was a plane crash, snake bite, poison or an attack by a weapon in performed on the Fourteenth day of Ashwin Kirshna Paksha.
  • Shraddha of relatives whose death date is not known, is done on Ashwin Amavasya.
  • Shraddha of relatives who passed away on the day of Purnima is performed on Bhaadrapad Purnima or Ashwin Amavasya.
  • Shraddha of maternal grandparents is done on Ashwin Shukla Pratipada.

Procedure of Shraddha

  • On the date of Shraddha, one needs to wake up early and take bath (in a holy river, if possible). After that he should perform the Tarpan. Offer water along with sesame seeds, kusha grass and rice (akshat) to the Pitras.
  • Following that, perform the Shraddha and feed the Brahmins after noon, after which you may eat. 
  • According to the scriptures, women who don’t have a son can perform the Shraddha of their husband themselves.
  • It is believed that a Shraddha done during this frame of time at Gaya (a sacred place in Bihar) is much beneficial than those performed at other places.
  • Usually, a Shraddha is performed by the eldest male of the family.

If a Shraddha is performed according to the above stated procedure, the relative of the deceased are blessed with fame and prosperity. It is believed that performing Shraddha pleases our forefathers and they bless the performer with long life, prosperity and happiness. Praying for the forefathers increases prosperity, fame, long life, happiness and wealth in the life of the performer.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Chandra Grahan Today - Timings

Know time duration, do’s & don’ts, areas of visibility, and much more about this lunar eclipse here.

Chandra Grahan date and timings

Date: September 16 to 17, 2016
Time Duration: 22:23 to 02:26 IST
Visibility in India: Yes
Peak Time: 00:24 IST

(Above given details are for India.)

Areas of visibility: Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, West in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica, India

Type of eclipse: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse (This type of eclipse occurs when Sun, Moon, and earth are not exactly positioned in the straight life. Some of part of the Moon receives the sunlight and some part stays under the shadow of earth. It is difficult to observe this phenomenon with naked eyes.)


  • It is believed that whatever is done in this duration gives multiplied results. That’s why most people do Mantra chanting and different religious as well as spiritual practices. If you have a weak Moon in your birth-chart, chanting Moon Mantra in this duration can give immense benefits.
  • Once the Grahan is over, sprinkle the holy water everywhere to purify the area.
  • It will be great if you can take shower or dip in a holy water body after the Grahan.
  • Put basil leaves in all the food items before the Grahan begins. It will protect these items from the negative effects.


  • Avoid starting anything important in the duration of Grahan.
  • Avoid eating during Grahan.
  • Sexual intercourse should also be avoided.
  • Don’t cook food in Sutak and Grahan period. (Sutak is the 9 hours time before the Grahan begins. Some people consider it for 12 hours.)

Exclusive Tips For Pregnant Women

  • Stay inside home and avoid looking at the Moon.
  • Avoid sleeping during Grahan, rather meditate or chant Mantras.
  • Avoid doing anything that requires you to cut or peel something.
  • Avoid wearing tight clothes. Also, avoid stitching or pinning anything.
  • It will be great if you can chant Santana Gopal Stotra in this duration.

A Big Fact About Chandra Grahan

Moon is believed to be quite impactful in our lives. With its changing shapes, the energy also changes to affect our lives. As the Moon grows from New Moon to the Full Moon, its energy increases and many people use this time for planting new seeds or crops. As far as energy is concerned, Lunar Eclipse is the best time for quitting the bad habits like smoking, drinking, etc.

Know everything in detail about this lunar eclipse here: Chandra Grahan 2016

We hope that this information will be helpful to you in making this event fruitful for you. Utilize this time to the fullest.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Anant Chaturdashi Muhurat & Puja Vidhi

Today i.e. on September 15, Ganesh Visarjan will be performed by those who had brought Ganesha at their homes on Ganesh Chaturthi. Know the Muhurat and other important details about the day.

Anant Chaturdashi puja muhurat

Ganesh Visarjan Muhurat

Auspicious Chaughadia durations of the day are given below:
  • Shubh: 06:06:11 - 07:38:42
  • Chal, Labh, Amrit: 10:43:44 - 15:21:17
  • Shubh, Amrit, Chal: 16:53:48 - 21:21:17

Continuation to September 16, 2016:

  • Labh: 00:16:15 - 01:43:44
  • Shubh, Amrit: 03:11:13 - 06:06:11

Anant Chaturdashi Tithi: 05:29:44 (15.9.2016) - 03:17:57 (16.9.2016)
Above timings are for New Delhi, India. Please click here to know the exact timings for your area: 


  1. All the rituals of Ganesh Visarjan are given here: Ganesh Visarjan Puja Vidhi
  2. If you want to attract prosperity in life, this day is exceptionally auspicious. Follow this article to know those rituals: Anant Chaturdashi & Prosperity
  3. Know all the details about the festival from here: Anant Chaturdashi 2016

We hope that this information will be helpful in making this festival fruitful for you.

Happy Anant Chaturdashi!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Thiruvonam 2016 Muhurat

Tomorrow i.e. on September 14, 2016, Thiruvonam will be celebrated by Keralites and those who believe in King Maha Bali. Get blessed by performing the right rituals at the right Muhurat.

Thiruvonam is the main day of the Onam festival.

Thiruvonam Puja Muhurat

Thiruvonam Nakshatram: 10:24:46 (13/9/2016) to 10:08:22 (14/9/2016)

Note: Above given Muhurat is for New Delhi, India. To know the Muhurat of your city, please click here: Thiruvonam 2016 Muhurat

Thiruvonam Celebrations

Thiruvonam is the tenth and main day of the Onam festival. Before this day, all the 9 days are dedicated to some rituals. As today is Thiruvonam, let’s just talk about the rituals of this day and following days:

If you want to know the details of each Onam day, please click here: Onam Festival

  1. Wake up early in the morning, clean home, get ready, wear new clothes, make flower carpets to welcome the King, and make donations to the needy ones. (New clothes should be bought by the eldest family member.)
  2. Perform Puja rituals in the duration when Thiruvonam or Shravan Nakshatra prevails.
  3. Grand feast called Onam Sadhya is prepared and it is the main highlight of the festival.
  4. In the evening, several traditional games and cultural events are organized.

Some people extend the festival for 2 more days after Thiruvonam. Know all the details about the festival from here: Onam 2016

We hope that you will have a great time on this day. Get blessed and make the best out of this day.

Happy Onam!