Monday, November 11, 2019

Kartik Purnima Tomorrow! Know the Importance of Deep Daan on this Day

Read about the importance of Kartik Purnima fast, its Shubh Muhurat and complete Puja Vidhi. Additionally, know the importance of donating lamps(Deep Daan) on this day. 

Kartik Purnima is given a special status in the realm of Hindu religion and culture. It is believed that Lord Shiva executed a demon named Tripurashira on this day and later helped him to attain salvation.This is the reason why Kartik Purnima is also known as Tripuri Purnima in many places. This festival arrives approximately fifteen days after Diwali, on the day of Kartik Purnima, which is why it is known as Dev Diwali. Usually, the celebrations of Kartik Purnima take place all over India, but it is most popular in Banaras and Kashi, situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh. On this day, grand festivities are organized on the banks of the Ganges and along with revering Mother Ganga, her Aarti is also performed. Millions of people across the world flood the banks of Ganga to spectate this unique view. They also take part in lighting lamps and donating them(Deep Daan). 

Kartik Purnima: Vrat Muhurat 

Kartik Purnima will be celebrated all over the nation tomorrow i.e. Tuesday, 12 November 2019. This auspicious occasion arrives every year on the Purnima of Kartik month’s Shukla Paksha, which is why it is widely known as Kartik Purnima or Dev Diwali in various places. As per astrology, if this day coincides with Kritika Nakshatra, then it is known as Maha Kartiki. Along with this, if this Purnima or Full Moon falls on Bharni Nakshatras, then auspicious results come to the forefront. Since Kartik Purnima 2019 is coinciding with Chandra Bharani Nakshatra, its significance increases to a great extent. 

Let us now have a look at Kartik Purnima 2019 Vrat Muhurat.

Kartik Purnima Vrat Muhurat
On November 11, 2019Purnima begins at 18:04:00
On November 12, 2019Purnima ends at 19:06:40

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

The Shastras state that on this very day, Lord Vishnu’s Matsya Avatar or the incarnation of fish came into existence. Thus, devotees take a dip in the holy Ganges and donate lamps(Deep Daan) on this day. It is believed that those natives who take baths in the holy rivers and perform Deep Daan, get the auspicious results which can only be gained after performing ten Yagyas or Yajnas. Taking the significance of this occasion into account, it has been given the status of “Mahapunit” festival by the Holy Trinity(Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva). 

Kartik Purnima: Religious Importance

Of all the Full Moons which arrive in a year, the Purnima of Kartik month is considered to be the most pious. Thus, making donations on this day and doing other charitable works generates the inflow of positive results in one’s life. It has also been said that if lamps are donated as a part of the Tripura Utsav during the evening hours, then it helps the native to gain redemption from the sins committed by him/her in the previous birth.

Kartik Purnima: Associated Mythological Legends

Many mythological legends are associated with this auspicious day. One such Legend suggests that a demon named Tripurasura performed austerity in Prayagraj for a period of one lakh years so as to increase his powers. As a result of the negative effects of his meditation, human beings and the divine too were frightened. In such a situation, the deities decided to send celestial nymphs so as to break his austerity, but he continued with meditation, which he completed successfully. Ultimately, Lord Brahma had to appear in front of him and ordered him to ask for a boon.

The demon Tripura asked for the boon of immortality and said that he will not be killed by any human on divine being, to which Brahma had to agree. Upon the fulfillment of this boon, Tripura’s powers started to increase and day by day he started tormenting all the Gods and Goddesses. After gaining control over the Devlok or heaven, he started to climb the Kailash mountain, Lord Shiva’s abode, because of which the ferocious Shiva called out Tripura for a dual. Blinded by his arrogance and power, Tripura decided to fight Mahadev and the fight continued for a period of many days. Afterwards, Lord Shiva took the help of Lord Brahma and Vishnu so as to win over Tripura. Beliefs state that the day on which all the three Lords granted salvation to the demon Tripura happened to be Kartik Purnima because of which lamps are lit all over the Earth and heaven on this day.

Kartik Purnima Vrat and Puja Rituals 

As per traditional and religious beliefs, it is considered auspicious to take baths in the Holy Ganga, donate lamps and make other donations on this day. Let us now take a look at the religious tasks which should be performed on this day. 

  • Wake up early in the morning on the day of Kartik Purnima.
  • Afterwards spectate the Sun with your bare eyes and take an oath to observe the fast.
  • Very soon take a dip in any Holy river, pond or waterfall.
  • Do not forget to worship the six Kritikas namely, Shiva, Sambhuti, Santati, Priti Anasuya and Shama during moonrise on this day.
  • It is considered auspicious to donate cattle, chariots, clarified butter(ghee), grains etc. on the day of Dev Deepawali. The successful commemoration of this task puts an end to all of your financial troubles.
  • Beginning from Kartik Purnima, observing fasts on every Full Moon and organizing Jagrans at night brings happiness and prosperity to the household.
  • Natives who worship fasts on this day should organize a Yagya on the banks of a river and then feed meals to the poor and needy. 
  • Natives also follow the practice of taking a holy bath in the river Yamuna and then offering prayers to Radha and Krishna which ultimately ends with the Deep Daan ceremony. It brings flourishment to one’s family. 
  • It is also believed that if a bull or Nandi is donated during the fasting hours on this day, then Lord Shiva’s blessings are obtained.

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Weekly Horoscope (11-17 November 2019)

Read Weekly Horoscope For 11 November To 17 November And Discover What The Week Has In Store For Your Love, Family, Professional Life, And More! 

Once again, AstroSage is here with the Weekly Horoscope for the second week of November, and predictions for the days to come. Discover what the future holds for you in terms of your education, financial, professional, marital, family, and love life. Know whether fate will favour you this week, or the planetary positions will put you in a fix. Whatever the truth, you can discover easily with these foretellings and be ready for all the times - good or bad, about to come your way. Find out how the transits will influence you, what festivals are falling this week, and what the planets and the nakshatras have in store for you. You can also peruse through the share market predictions and make your decisions on trading your stocks, as per the suggestions of great astrologers. Also, read the birthday special section to find out who is celebrating their special day this week.

Hindu Panchang And Astrological Facts This Week

The Hindu Panchang states that the second week of November will begin with 11 November, which is the Chaturdashi (fourteenth day) of the Shukla Paksha of Kartik Month. Devotees will be celebrating Manikarnika Snan on this day. On Tuesday, 12 November they will fast for the Kartik Purnima Vrat, and the Sikhs will celebrate Gurunanak Jayanti, in remembrance of their first guru. After that, Children’s Day in the memory of the first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, or Chacha Nehru will fall on Thursday, 14 November. Moving on, Sankashti Chaturthi is occurring on Saturday, 16 November; while the end of the week will be with Vrischika Sankranti. Thus, Sun will make its transit through the zodiac sign Scorpio on the last day of the week, Sunday, 17 November. 

Transits This Week

This week will witness the transits of the Moon, the significator of all things liquid, through the zodiac signs Aries, Taurus, Gemini, and Cancer. In addition to that, the Sun will also change places to enter Scorpio on 17 November 2019 from its debilitated sign Libra. Thus, both luminary planets, the Sun and the Moon will be influencing natives this week. As Scorpio is a friendly sign for the Sun, therefore, the impact of this transit will be beneficial for the natives born under the sign. However, its effects on the other natives will differ and may even create problems for some.

Share Market This Week

Share Market will be moving in a positive direction this week, promises November Weekly Stock predictions. At the beginning of the week, in the stock market index, the shares of the companies associated with the following fields will boom due to inflation: Petroleum, Shipping Corporation, Diamond, Heavy Engineering, Cement Industry, and Public Sector. However, on the 12th and 13th November, recession may hit the market due to the Bears.

Birthday Special

Many famous personalities will be celebrating their birthdays in the second week of November. Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla will cut the cake on 13 November while, the birthday of actor Aditya Roy Kapur will fall on 16 November. In addition to this, we can congratulate Yusuf Pathan, a well-known name in Indian cricket on 17 November. AstroSage wishes all these celebrities a very happy birthday, and a great year ahead.

Now let us see what this week from 11 November to 17 November has in store for you, according to your zodiac sign.

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Being a Scorpio, you will get mixed results in love this week. You will be occupied by some dilemma or dispute inside your head that you won’t be able to… Read More


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Love Predictions

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Talking about matters related to love, this week does not seem very favorable for you. You will feel extremely loved towards your beloved, but your beloved can… Read More

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Mars Transit in Libra - 10 November 2019

These Zodiac Signs Need To Be Wary With The Mars Transit in Libra! Read On To Discover The Impact Of This Planetary Position As Per Astrology!

Mars is making its transit through the zodiac sign Libra on 10 November 2019. This planetary movement will diversely influence the 12 zodiac signs, both negatively and positively. Before discussing these effects, let us talk about the planet Mars, or Mangal first. 

As per Vedic astrology, Mars is a cruel planet. It is the significator of energy, army, sports, courage, anger, power, bravery, land, and fighting etc. It has lordship over the zodiac signs Aries and Scorpio. Where, on the one hand, it is exalted in Capricorn; in Cancer, it is found in a debilitated state. As for the nakshatras, Mars is the Lord of Mrigashira, Chitra, and Dhanishta.

Implications of The Position of Mars in The Kundli

As per Astrology, a person who has a strongly-placed Mars in his/her kundli will be courageous and energetic. Such natives win wars, or in modern times excel in sports and such. On the flip side, if the planet is weakly placed in one’s birth chart, then such people have to face several challenges. An inauspicious Mars causes fights, disputes over land and property, and other such problems. 

On the other hand, it is worth noting that the planet Mars is responsible for Mangal Dosha in one’s kundali. The planet’s position in the first, fourth, seventh, eighth, and twelfth house in a native’s natal chart causes the Mangal Dosha to form in their kundli. As a result, such people have to encounter several challenges in their marriage. Many often have to face a delay in getting married as well. 

In order to avoid the adverse effects of the Mangal Dosha and strengthen the placement of Mars in one’s kundli, natives should perform the remedies to appease the planet. Not only do you reinforce the planet’s position in your birth chart, but also attain auspicious results due to them.

Ways To Appease Mars

  • Worship Lord Hanuman on Tuesday to attain his blessings and that of Lord Mars (Mangal Deva).
  • Wear red on a Tuesday to attain positive outcomes from the planet Mars.
  • Wear the Ananta Mool (Root) to strengthen the position of Mars in your kundli.
  • The gemstone Moonga or Coral also offers the same results as the root.
  • Wearing the Three-faced or Teen Mukhi Rudraksha helps one evade the malefic effects of the Mangal Dosha.
  • Establish the Mangal Yantra with proper rituals and worship it regularly. 
  • Chant the Mars Beej Mantra that is given below to gain the blessings of Lord Mars: 
ॐ क्रां क्रीं क्रौं सः भौमाय नमः/oṃ krāṃ krīṃ krauṃ saḥ bhaumāya namaḥ

Transit Period

Mars will be making its transit through the zodiac sign Libra on Sunday, 10 November, at 13:31 hours, and will continue to remain posited in the same until Wednesday, 25 December 2019, at 20:26 hours.

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Moving from the lagna bhav of Virgo natives, Mars will enter your second house with this transit from your sign. The kutumb bhav or House of Wealth and Family, signifies one’s family, wealth, livelihood, speech, and primary education, etc. This transit brings the possibility of… Read More

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The transit of Mars will take place in the twelfth house of your zodiac sign. It is known as the House of Expenditure in Vedic Astrology, and represents purchases, losses, moksha or salvation, foreign travel etc. With this transit, troubles in your marital life… Read More


Mars will transit and get posited in the eleventh house of your zodiac sign. It signifies one’s income, achievements in life, friends, elder siblings etc. During the course of this transit, you will attain… Read More


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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Shani Trayodashi Today! Know its Significance and Puja Rituals

This Shani Trayodashi, obtain the blessings of Shani Dev and Lord Shiva. Read more to know its complete Puja Vidhi and rituals to follow on this day.

Trayodashi Vrat, also known as Pradosh Vrat is considered to be the most convenient way to obtain the blessings of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. The Pradosh Vrat is observed during the Trayodashi Tithi of both the Pakshas. In such a situation, the Pradosh Vrat which falls on Saturdays is known as Shani Pradosh or Shani Trayodashi Vrat. In this year, natives will observe this fast today i.e. Saturday, 9 November 2019. By following the Vrat Vidhi of Shani Pradosh Vrat, any native can easily obtain the blessings of Lord Shani and Shiva and witness the fulfillment of their wishes. 

Shani Trayodashi Vrat to Obtain the Blessings of Lord Shiva 

During the evening hours of Shani Trayodashi Vrat, natives offer prayers to Lord Shiva 45 minutes prior to Sunset and 45 minutes after the Sunset. It is believed that by doing so, one can gain the blessings of both Lord Shiva and Lord Shani. Also, if someone’s Kundli is afflicted by Saturn, Shani’s Sade Sati or Dhaiya, then it comes to an end or gets minimized to a great extent by doing the same. 

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Shani Pradosh Vrat : Association with Mahadev 

In the Sanatan Dharma, the Trayodashi Tithi of each and every Shukla and Krishna Paksha is marked by a fast. The Pradosh Kaal duration begins with the sunset and continues till the time when the night is about to begin. Just like the tasks done or fasts observed during an auspicious period provides the fulfillment of one’s wishes, in the same manner, the observation of Pradosh Vrat also has its own significance. As per the religious texts, Lord Shiva performs the Tandava dance (Nritya) in the Rajat Bhawan situated in Mount Kailash during the Pradosh Kaal only. Hence, this day has been hailed by the devotees of Lord Shiva since ancient times. 

Various Trayodashi Fasts and their Benefits 

The Trayodashi fast is popular by various names in accordance with the days on which they are observed. Not only their names, but their significances also vary. Let us now have a look at the Trayodashi fasts along with their significances and benefits. 

  • Raviwar Trayodashi Vrat : The Trayodashi or Pradosh fast observed on a Sunday helps one to lead a healthy life and also obtain long life expectancy. 
  • Somwar Trayodashi Vrat : The Trayodashi Vrat which falls on a Monday provides one with the fulfillment of his/her wishes. This particular fast is also known as Som Pradosham or Chandra Pradosham. 
  • Mangalwar Trayodashi Vrat : Pradosh Vrat, i.e., Trayodashi fast, which falls on Tuesday helps one to remain healthy. By observing this fast, one also gets freedom from all kinds of serious illnesses present in his/her life. It is also called Bhaum Pradosham.
  • Budhwar Trayodashi Vrat : This Pradosh Vrat falls on a Wednesday. This Vrat or fast helps one to obtain the blessings of Lord Shiva to fulfill their wishes. 
  • Brihaspatiwar Trayodashi Vrat : Trayodashi Vrat observed on a Thursday helps one to gain victory over his/her enemies and rivals. 
  • Shukrawar Trayodashi Vrat : Pradosh Vrat i.e. Trayodashi fast which is kept on Friday provides happiness for a lifetime and good fortune. It also endows marital bliss. 
  • Shaniwar Trayodashi Vrat : The fast kept on this day is also known as Shani Pradosham. The fast kept on this day helps those who have been wishing for a progeny and provides them with bright offsprings. 

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Trayodashi Fast : Mythological Importance 

As per Hindu religion and culture, Pradosh Vrat or fast is considered the most efficient way to obtain the blessings of Lord Shiva. The fast observed on this day helps one to remain at the receiving end of fruitful results. Hence, it is believed that those natives who observe fast and worship Lord Shiva devotedly become quite dear to him and Mahadev eradicates each and every hurdle present in their life. The concerned natives also become eligible to obtain salvation in their afterlife. Many religious legends are associated with this Pradosh Vrat which state that the virtues of fasting on this day are equivalent to that of donating 100 cows and doing Kanyadaan. It is also believed that the Vedic scholar Sutji had mentioned this fast in a discussion which took place with the Shaundi sages. He stated that in the Kali Yuga, there will be unrighteousness, prevailing amongst mankind and all over the Universe. Pradosh Vrat will prove to be the only medium of remorse which will help them to bring good deeds back to this Universe. 

Things to Keep in Mind During Shani Trayodashi Fast 

During the Shani Trayodashi Vrat, Lord Shiva and Shani are venerated in a special manner during the morning and evening hours. During this time, the evening hours are considered the most auspicious to perform the Vrat Puja. On this very Tithi, Shani Pradosh Mantra is chanted in all Shiva temples and Shani temples during the evening. In such a situation, some special rules have also been told to observe while keeping the Shani Pradosh Vrat, which will further add to the auspiciousness of this fast. Some of them are mentioned below. 

  • On the day of Shani Trayodashi fast, wake up early in the morning and take a holy bath. Later on, wear clean or new clothes. 
  • Afterwards, spectate the Sun with your bare eyes and offer Arghya to it. 
  • Next, visit a Shiva temple and offer Bel Patra, Akshat, lamps, Dhoop(incense), Ganga water etc. to the Shivling.
  • Afterwards, visit a Shani temple and offer mustard oil and black sesame seeds without touching the Idol of Lord Shani.
  • Along with this, light a four faced mustard oil lamp under a Peepal tree and one inside a Shani temple. Afterwards take an oath to observe the Trayodashi fast.
  • Natives who observe this fast should not consume any food items during the whole day.
  • If it is not possible at all, then you are advised to maintain a fruit diet and consume one meal during the evening time.
  • On the day of Shani Trayodashi take a bath before the sunset and wear white clothes.
  • Afterwards purify the altar with simple water or Gangaajal.
  • In this duration, you can also decorate the altar by drawing Rangoli with various colours.
  • Chant the Shiva Mantra “Om Namah Shivay”/ “ॐ नमः शिवाय” all throughout the day.
  • During the pradosh Kaal, purify Lord Shiva’s Idol with Panchamrit (curd, milk, gay, sugar, and honey) and use water later to further purify Mahadev’s idol.
  • Finally, worship the Lord with Roli, Moli, rice, incense, lamps etc. and use them to make offerings to the Lord. 

Pradosh Vrat Puja Vidhi 

It is believed that those natives who observe the Trayodashi fast for a period of 11 or 26 Trayodashis, become eligible to receive the blessings of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Let us now have a look at its Puja Vidhi. 

  • It is necessary to observe Pradosh Vrat during Trayodashi Tithi or Pradosham. 
  • Lord Ganesha should be worshiped a day before the observation of Pradosh Vrat.
  • A night before the Vrat, Jagran should be organized along with the Kirtan of Lord Bholenath and Mother Parvati overnight.
  • On the next day of Jagran, create a podium with cow dung and decorate it beautifully with colorful clothes and Rangoli during the Brahma Muhurta.
  • Afterwards, chant “oma umā sahita śivāya namaḥ’‘/”ओम उमा सहित शिवाय नमः’ 108 times and organize a Hawan or Yajna at the Puja place. 
  • Do not forget to offer Kheer in the Hawan as Ahuti. 
  • After the completion of Aarti, perform the Aarti of Lord Shiva and chant the Shanti Paath. 
  • Afterwards, make offerings of food amongst the Brahmins and make donations to receive blessings from them. 
  • Do not let any negative thoughts take house in your mind to maintain a positive attitude all throughout the day of Shani Trayodashi Vrat. 

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Friday, November 8, 2019

Tulsi Vivah Tomorrow! Know its Shubh Muhurat and Associated Rituals

Tulsi Vivah is a religious festival celebrated by the followers of Hinduism. This festival is always celebrated on the Tithi of Shukla Ekadashi or Dwadashi of Kartik month. Ekadashi of Kartik month’s Shukla Paksha is called Dev Uthni Ekadashi. On this day, Lord Vishnu wakes up after sleeping continuously for four months. A day after this, the marriage of Lord Vishnu is organized with his beloved Tulsi by following all the rites and rituals.

In the current year, Tulsi Vivah will be celebrated on 9 November, 2019. As per the Hindu Panchang, this day will also coincide with Dwadashi Tithi. Hence, Tulsi Vivah will be celebrated on this day only. According to the Shastras, the Tulsi Vivah ceremony can be organized at any point of time between Dev Uthani Ekadashi and Kartik Purnima. 

Tulsi Vivah Muhurat

Dwadasi Tithi Begins8 November 2019From 12:26:21 PM
Dwadasi Tithi Ends9 November 2019To 02:41:33 PM

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What is the Relationship Between Lord Vishnu and Tulsi? 

The plant Tulsi has always been given a pious status in Hindu culture and religion. This explains the reason why this particular plant’s residence is seen in each and every Hindu household. It is filled with medicinal qualities. From the religious point of view, this very plant is considered an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi, who happens to be the consort of Vishnu Ji. 

This is the reason why Tulsi is very dear to Lord Vishnu and on the day of Tulsi Vivah only, the marriage of Lord Vishnu and Tulsi Mata is commenced by following all the necessary rites and rituals. On this occasion, Shri Hari Narayan is decorated as the groom and Tulsi like a bride and their marriage ceremony is performed. This day also marks the official arrival of the season of marriage. 

Tulsi Vivah Vidhi 

  • On this day, each and every family member should wake up early and wear new clothes after taking a holy bath. 
  • The one who performs the Kanyadaan should observe fast on this day until the time when the marriage gets commenced. 
  • As per the Shubh Muhurat, place a Tulsi plant in your courtyard.
  • Tulsi Vivah can be commemorated at your terrace or any Temple, according to your convenience.
  • Plant a sugarcane in the soil/pot in which the Tulsi is planted and place a red drape over it to create a Mandap.
  • Do not forget to keep a Shaligram stone in the same pot.
  • This stone will act as a symbol of Lord Vishnu.
  • Apply Haldi/turmeric over the Tulsi plant and the Shaligram stone. 
  • Prepare a mixture of milk and turmeric and apply it over the Tulsi and Shaligram stone thoroughly. 
  • Apply some of the mixture to the Mandap too. 
  • Now, organize a Puja and make offerings of flowers and fruits.
  • As soon as the puja is commenced, place a subsequent amount of camphor on the Puja palate and then burn it. 
  • Use the same to perform the Aarti of the Tulsi plant in the Shaligram stone.
  • At the end, circumambulate around the Tulsi plant for eleven times and then distribute the offerings among the members of the household.

Tulsi Vivah : Importance 

From the religious, spiritual and medical point of view, the organization of Tulsi Vivah is very important. As we all know, the Tulsi plant is given a quite auspicious status. Its very presence fills the entire environment with positive energy. Therefore, it is effective and capable of eliminating many diseases. From a religious perspective, it can be stated that natives who take part in this marriage get an ample amount blessings from Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu.

Maa Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth. It is only because of her blessings that prosperity flows into one’s life. As a result, one doesn’t experience dearth of money and remains in an affluent state. At the same time, Lord Vishnu is the preserver of this Universe. His benediction helps one to attain great heights of success.

Mythological beliefs state that Tulsi Vivah should not be held in a house where there is no daughter. All the auspicious rituals that take place in Hindu religion are marked by the organization of Tulsi Vivah only.

Tulsi Vivah: Associates Mythological Legends 

It is believed that Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati had a third son, who is said to be the beholder of demonic instincts. He believed that his position was over all the Gods and Goddesses. Named Jalandhar, he was married to a lady named Vrinda, who happened to be one of the most prominent devotees of Lord Vishnu. He would repeatedly torment the Gods with his supreme powers, but the deities failed to kill Jalandhar because of Vrinda’s devotion. At last, the Gods approached Lord Vishnu to put an end to Jalandhar and their plight.

While offering a solution, Vishnu gave the advice of robbing Vrinda’s chastity. To do so, he appeared infront of Vrinda as Jalandhar and disrobed her chastity. Only then, all the Gods were able to put an end to Jalandhar. When the innocent Vrinda got to know about this, she cursed Lord Vishnu. Immediately, all the Gods approached Vrinda and pleaded in front of her to withdraw the curse, to which Vrinda obligated immediately. But Lord Vishnu took the form of a stone to attain atonement. This stone is called Shaligram.

Afterwards, Vrinda committed Sati with her husband, Jalandhar and a Tusli plant emerged out of her ashes. Not only this, Lord Vishnu never gave up his redemption and gave the highest status to the Tulsi plant and declared that he won't consume any meal without Tulsi. Afterwards, the Gods revered Vrinda for committing Sati and commenced her marriage with Shaligram. The day on which Tulsi Vivah was commenced happened to be Dev Uthani Ekadashi, which is why Tulsi marriage ceremony is organized every year during Dev Uthani Ekadashi. 

AstroSage offers the best wishes of Tulsi Vivah. We hope that you keep receiving the abundant blessings of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. Thankyou for staying connected with us!!

Dev Uthani Ekadashi Today! Know its Paran Muhurat and Vrat Vidhi

The Dev Uthani Ekadashi fast has great religious significance for the followers of Hinduism. Also known as Parbodhni Ekadashi, Dev Uthani Ekadashi falls on the Ekadashi Tithi of Kartik month’s Shukla Paksha. As mentioned above, this festival has a great reverence for the ones who follow the Hindu religion. This Tithi is dedicated to the caretaker and preserver of this Universe, Lord Vishnu. It is believed that Vishnu Ji wakes up from a four month long sleep. Beliefs state that he went to sleep on the day of Dev Shayni Ekadashi and wakes up after four months, during this day i.e. Dev Uthani Ekadashi. To commemorate this day and honour Lord Vishnu’s revival from sleep, auspicious events are organized on this day. 

Today i.e. on Friday, 8 November 2019, the fast of Dev Uthani will be observed whose Parna will take place on Saturday 9 November, 2019. Let us now take a look at the Muhurat of Dev Uthani Ekadashi now.

Dev Uthani Ekadashi Date & Parna Muhurat

DateDayParna MuhuratDuration
8 November 2019Friday06:38:39 to 08:49:07 on 9th, November 20192 hours 10 minutes

Note: The time period given above is applicable for New Delhi, India only। Click Here to know the appropriate Muhurat for your city or town. 

Dev Uthani Ekadashi: Vrat Vidhi 

  • On this day one should get up early in the morning and take an oath to observe the fast. Afterwards, Lord Vishnu should be eulogized. 
  • After cleaning the household properly and taking a holy bath, the shape of the feet of Lord Vishnu should be painted in the courtyard. 
  • After drawing pictures on a pounder, place fruits, sweet, plum, water chestnut, seasonal fruits and sugarcane should be placed in it and cover it with a lid. 
  • Also, on this day lamps should be lit outside the house and at the place of worship.
  • When night falls, all the family members should worship all the deities along with Lord Vishnu.
  • At the end, instruments like conch, Gong-Gharial, etc. should be played to wake up the Lord from his deep sleep and sentences like - Utho Deva, Baitho Deva, Anguria Chatkao Deva, Nayi Sut, Nayi Kapas, Dev Uthaye Kartik Mas, should be recited in a loop.

Dev Uthani Ekadashi : Associated Mythological Legends 

Once upon a time Goddess Lakshmi asked Lord Narayan, “Oh Lord! If you keep waking up throughout the day and night, without taking rest for a single second, then your irregular sleeping pattern will prove to be harmful. Therefore, you should book a period in a year’s time, to give yourself some rest and relaxation. This will also help me to spend some moments of leisure.” 

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Lord Vishnu listened carefully to his consort, Goddess Lakshmi and replied with a smile. He said, “Goddess! All deities especially you, suffer because of me. You don't even get a minute’s rest due to all these hassle. Hence, abiding by your words, from today onwards, I will sleep continuously for four months during the rainy season. During this time, all the Gods and Goddesses including you will get ample time to spend some leisurely moments. 

This sleep of mine will be called the Alpanidra (sleep apnea) and Pralay Kaleen Mahanidra. This will prove to be the ultimate blessing for my devotees. In this period, all my devotees will serve me and celebrate those days on which I go to sleep and wake up. And on these days only, I will reside in their households along with you.”

Wish you a very happy and prosperous Dev Uthani Ekadashi. Thankyou for staying connected with AstroSage!!!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Retrograde Mercury Transit in Libra - 7 November 2019

Today’s Mercury Retrograde Transit in Libra Will Benefit These Zodiac Signs! Read On To Discover The Impact Of This Planetary Position As Per Astrology!

The planet Mercury is moving in retrograde motion and as a result of this transit, will enter the zodiac sign Libra today, on 7 November 2019. Some of you may be confused about what retrograde motion exactly entails. Often, even though a planet is moving in its standard orbit, however, as it moves slower than the Earth, it seems to be moving backwards, when viewed from our abode. This condition is not because the said planet is actually moving in the opposite direction suddenly. Instead, it is merely an illusion due to the slow speed of the planet. Astrologically, Mercury is a dualistic planet, meaning that it offers neither auspicious, nor inauspicious results on its own. Instead, the outcomes it causes depends on the other planets that it is in conjunction with. 

Impact of The Position of Mercury in One’s Kundli

Mercury has a significant value in one’s kundali. The planet’s positive influence on a native due to its benefic placement can make the person intelligent, a skillful orator, mathematician, and rationalist. Astrologically, Budh is the significator of speech, communication, mathematics, logical abilities, intellect, cleverness, and more. It has lordship over the zodiac signs Gemini and Virgo, while the latter is also its exalted sign. On the other hand, Pisces is the sign where the planet remains debilitated. 

If Mercury’s position in the kundli is weak or it is in conjunction with a malefic or cruel planet, then it can cause several problems for the natives. A weakened Mercury can stunt one’s communication abilities. There is a naivety in their behaviour, and they fall behind in subjects like mathematics and logical skills. 

However, one can always strengthen the position of the planet in their kundali by performing remedies mentioned in our ancient scriptures. 

Ways To Appease Mercury

  • Worship Lord Ganesha on Wednesday, to gain his blessings and escape the adverse effects of Mercury.
  • Wear green clothes on this day to attain the planet’s grace.
  • One should wear the Vidhara Mool (Root) to strengthen the position of Mercury in their kundali. 
  • Wear Four-Faced or Char Mukhi Rudraksha to avoid the harmful effects of the planet, Mercury. 
  • Establish the Budh Yantra with proper rituals and worship it regularly. 
  • Chant the following Beej Mantra of the planet Mercury to gain its blessings: 
ॐ ब्रां ब्रीं ब्रौं सः बुधाय नमः।/oṃ brāṃ brīṃ brauṃ saḥ budhāya namaḥ

Transit Period

Mercury, in its retrograde motion, will transit through the zodiac sign Libra on Thursday, 7 November 2019, at 4:04 pm. The planet had started its backward movement from 31 October 2019 after it entered the zodiac sign of Scorpio. Now, once again, Mercury will become direct on another Thursday, 21 November 2019 and re-enter Scorpio on 5 December at 10:23 pm.

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