Monday, July 23, 2018

Weekly Horoscope (23 - 29 July 2018)

Important job - business predictions of the week! Know what promising prospects will be there for you in your area of expertise, and how will you flourish in other aspects of your life this week.

Last week of July is quite important from both astrological and religious point of view. Second Lunar Eclipse of the year on July 27 as well as Mercury retrograde on July 26 will occur in this period. From astrological point of view, these two celestial events will highly influence the lives of the natives of all 12 Zodiac signs. Furthermore, Ashadi Ekadashi today and Guru Purnima on July 27 will also be celebrated with zeal and happiness. At the same time, month of Sawan for performing Sawan Somwar Vrat is also beginning from July 28.

Apart from these big events, Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga will also occur on July 23, July 27 and July 28 this week. This Yoga is considered as an auspicious opportunity for a person to fulfill all his/her desires in the most splendid way.

First day of the week, i.e. today, is starting with virtuous Devshayani Ekadashi (also known as Ashadhi Ekadashi). Read here to know Puja Vidhi, Muhurat and religious importance of Devshayani Ekadashi

Now, take a look at below predictions for all 12 signs to know what surprises might be there in store for you this week:

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Devshayani Ekadashi Tomorrow, Know Puja Vidhi & Muhurat

Chaturmas will begin soon, avoid these tasks! Read the importance of Devshayani Ekadashi Vrat, its puja vidhi and muhurat.

हिन्दी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें

According to Hindu Panchang, Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha in Ashadh month is called Devshayani Ekadashi. It is also known as Ashadhi, Padmanabh and Hari Shayani Ekadashi. As per English Calendar, this Ekadashi usually comes in the month of June or July every year. In this year 2018, Devshayani Ekadashi will be celebrated on 23 July, Monday. 

According to religious beliefs, Lord Vishnu goes into sleep from this day onwards, and after a period of about four months, when Sun enters into Libra, he wakes up. This day is called Devutthana Ekadashi. The period which lasted for 4 months is called Chaturmas in Hinduism. It has been said in Padma Purana that a person who wishes for salvation should perform the vrat of Devshayani and Devutthana Ekadashi.

Devshayani Ekadashi Vrat Muhurat
Parna MuhuratFrom 05:37:42 to 08:21:37 on 24th July
Duration 2 hours 43 minutes

Note: Above mentioned time is accurate for Delhi. know Devshayani Ekadashi Vrat Muhurat for your city.

Chaturmas Begins Tomorrow

Lord Vishnu sleeps on Ekadashi of Ashadh Shukla Paksha and wakes up from his sleep on Ekadashi of Kartik Shukla Paksha. This period of four months when Lord Vishnu sleeps is called Chaturmas. It is believed that in this period when God sleeps, many auspicious activities such as marriage, entering a new house (Griha Pravesh) and mundan rites must not be carried out, as one fails to attain God's blessings. At the same time, the effects of Sun and Moon is reduced due to heavy rain and clouds during these months.

Importance of Devshayani Ekadashi Vrat 

Brahma Vaivarta Purana mentions the significance of this Ekadashi. It is said that by performing this vrat, all desires of a native gets fulfilled, alongside all sins being destroyed. With the influence of this fast, a native gets salvation and spiritual freedom. Therefore, worshipping Lord Vishnu holds a special significance on this day.

Do’s & Don’ts During Chaturmas

In Hinduism, there are certain activities apart from auspicious tasks that you must avoid during the period of Chaturmas. Read about them:

  • Do not eat jaggery for good voice and melodious tone.
  • Donate oil to attain longevity for your son and grandson.
  • Consume milk in order to increase your family clan.
  • Sleep on the floor instead on the bed.
  • Do not eat honey, radish, pointed gourd (parwal) and eggplant.

We hope that you will surely like this article based on Devshayani Ekadashi. Best wishes to all readers on behalf of AstroSage!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Weekly Horoscope (16 - 22 July 2018)

Special surprises await for these 4 Zodiac signs! Know what promising prospects will be there for you in job or business. Also read about how your love life will be this week.

This week will be fruitful for the natives of Taurus, Gemini, Leo, Scorpio and Sagittarius. Several opportunities and gains are likely in this period. Furthermore, success at work, long-distance tours and happiness in family life is also predicted for the people of these signs. Natives of other Zodiac signs will have monetary gains as usual and may also face good and bad situations in this period.

Business sector might also see some transformations with Sun transit in Cancer today. Here, Sun conjunction with Mercury and Rahu will influence the lives of the people in several ways. Additionally, these planets will be completely aspected by Mars. As a result, the prices of Gold and Silver will rise. Food commodities like wheat, gram (Chana), arhar dal and rice will see a sudden increase in their values after recession.

Other than this, Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga is occurring on July 18 and 21 this week. This Yoga is an auspicious opportunity for any person to fulfill his/her desires in the most splendid possible way.

Now, take a look at below predictions for all 12 signs to know what surprises might be there in store for you this week:

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sun Transit in Cancer Tomorrow, Know Its Astrological Influence

6 Zodiac signs will become highly blissful! Tomorrow on July 16, 2018, Sun will transit in Cancer sign. Read here to know the astrological significance of this transit on your job, business, education and other domains.

In Vedic Astrology, Sun is the significator of success, respect and high government services. It will transit in Cancer on Monday at 10:42 PM at night and will remain in this sign till 07:02 AM on Friday, August 17, 2018. In this transit period, Sun will influence the lives of people of all 12 signs in several ways which might be fruitful or vice versa. However, natives of Taurus, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Aquarius and Pisces will get benefited more with this planetary movement. As Sun is the main factor for high government jobs, it will remain favourable for people working in public sector.

Now, read here to know in detail about the effects of Sun transit on your life:

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

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!

Friday, July 13, 2018

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.

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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
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!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Surya Grahan Tomorrow, Know Its Effects

4 Zodiac signs will get ample opportunities! Know the time and type of solar eclipse occurring tomorrow, i.e. on July 13, 2018, as well as the effect of this eclipse on all zodiac signs.

The second partial Surya Grahan or Solar Eclipse of 2018 is going to occur on July 13. The duration of this eclipse will be approximately of 2 hours and 25 minutes. Since this solar eclipse will not be visible in India, its Sutak (inauspicious time period) and religious significance will not be recognized here. Also, what’s special is that there will be two eclipses occurring in the month of July. The first Solar Eclipse of this month will occur tomorrow, followed by Full Moon Eclipse or Chandra Grahan taking place on July 27. After that, the other Solar Eclipse will take place on August 11.

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

Solar Eclipse tomorrow, i.e. 13th July 2018, is taking place during Punarvasu Nakshatra in Gemini Zodiac sign. This eclipse can prove to be troublesome for natives associated with this Nakshatra. On the other hand, Zodiac signs such as Aries, Leo, Scorpio and Pisces will attain benefic results from this eclipse.

Aries: There are possibilities of financial gains and success in job and business.

Taurus: Expenditure in comparison to income will increase, you may suffer from health problems.

Gemini: Drive the vehicle carefully and focus on health.

Cancer: There can be disputes with relatives. Avoid speaking harsh words.

Leo: You might go on a short-distance journey and there is a possibility of success in other activities.

Virgo: Mother's health may decline. Family problems may also increase.

Libra: Some misunderstandings may lead to differences in love life. You’ll be financially benefited.

Scorpio: You’ll obtain good results in job and business. Also, you’ll be satisfied and happy with the success. 

Sagittarius: There may be disputes related to life partner and business partner due to some misunderstandings. 

Capricorn: You may feel frustrated due to loss of money and honor.

Aquarius: Long journeys might prove to be painful and intriguing.

Pisces: There will be new means of income and benefits will be gained from all sides.

Sutak Period for Eclipse

As this partial Solar Eclipse will not be visible in India, its Sutak (inauspicious time period) and religious significance will not be recognized here. But in countries and places where this solar eclipse will be visible, sutak period will begin from 12 hours earlier.

Solar Eclipse: Do’s & Don’ts

It is believed that negative forces prevail in the environment at the time of eclipse, which lays a bad effect on human community. Therefore, according to religious beliefs, in order to avoid the evil effects of eclipse, some actions must be taken along with refraining from certain activities.
  • Before solar eclipse occurs, put basil leaves (tulsi) in milk, curd and cooked food. By doing this, there will be no effect of eclipse on these substances.
  • Eat your food before the eclipse and refrain from eating anything during the eclipse.
  • Do not touch the idol of God, Tulsi and Shami plant during the time of eclipse.
  • Pregnant women must avoid any activity which includes cutting, scratching, and sewing during eclipse. Do not use knives, scissors and needles.
  • Meditate and worship the God while chanting Surya Mantra during the eclipse.

Remedies To Do After Solar Eclipse Ends

  • Take a bath at the end of the eclipse and bathe the idols of God.
  • Sprinkle Ganga water on Tulsi and Shami plant.
  • Give donations to the poor after eclipse.

According to modern science, eclipse is a celestial phenomenon. However, it has special significance in Hindu religion. As eclipse affects the human community in various manners and its effects can be seen in the country and the world. So, during the eclipse we must take care of the above things to avoid its bad effects.

Wishing You A Very Happy & Bright Future from AstroSage!