Friday, May 31, 2013

Shubh Vela

In muhurat, the attempt is made to select the best part of the day. Specially on Diwali night this method is taken into account for performing the pooja in auspicious time. This method of calculating the best time is called “Choghadia muhurat” . Choghadia is a name given to a particular segment of a day.There are 7 types of Choghadia called amrut,shubh,labh,chal,udveg,rog & kal.To select the best part of the time during day , divide the period from sunrise to sunset into 8 parts called Choghadia. Thus, in each period any one of the seven different types of Choghadias will occur twice. Similarly we can do the same procedure for night time also.The sequence of daytime and night-time Choghadias varies for each day. However, for each day, the sequence is the same.
Sunrise at 6:30 am
Sunset at 5:30 pm
Length of the day=5.30-6.30=11 hrs=660 mints
Each Choghadia=660/8=82.5 mints=1hr &22.5 mints
Amrut, Shubh and Labh are favorable choghadias.
Chal is an intermediate choghadia.
Udveg, Rog and Kal are unfavorable choghadias.
The sequence of choghadiyas for each day is as follows.

Day Time-

Night Time-

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Greh Pravesh

Generally due to modern lifestyle the people living in a city get time to celebrate only on weekends. But from vaastu point of view the Saturday and Sunday is worst day to enter a new house.Apart from them Tuesday is also prohibited. It is believe that “Greh Pravesh” on Saturday results in fear from thieves, and on Sunday and Tuesday leads to dangers from fire. Second consideration is the tithi( lunar date).4,9,14 are called Rikta tithi. Rikta means empty. Therefore these dates are avoided. Other dates can be considered according to position of door as follows
For East facing door-5,10 ,Poornima is auspicious
For South facing door-1,6,11 is auspicious
For West facing door-2,7,12 is auspicious
For North facing door-3,8,13 is auspicious
Third consideration is Month.
The best months are Magha,Fagun,Vaishakh,Jyestha
The second best months are Kartik,Margashish
The worst are Chaitra,Aashad,Bhadrapad,Ashwin and Paush
So next time you enter a new house make sure that you have ample time to take into account the above considerations.

Friday, May 24, 2013

The Dangerous Date

he word “tithi” means date in Hindi. It is formed on the basis of relative distance between sun and moon. In a lunar month there are 30 tithis. The first 15 tithis make up the Shukal Paksha(Bright Half). The next 15 tithi together form Krishna Paksha(Dark half). The 15th tithi of Shukla Paksha is called Poornima because at this time the moon is at maximum distance from the sun. The 15th tithi of Krishna Paksha is called amavasya. Here the moon is closest to the sun. The moon starts loosing its energy after beginning of Krishna Paksha. That is why the Krishna Paksha is not considered auspicious generally. The real trouble begins from the 14th tithi i.e. Chaturdashi of Krishna Paksha.At this time moon is almost approaching towards zero energy.According to our sages birth of a child during this period as very inauspicious. For the sake of calculation. Divide the span of chaturdashi in 6 parts. Each part is called Shashthyansha(the 1/6th part). Following is the effect that can happen if a person born in particular division

First –Auspicious

Second- Problem to father

Third-Problem to mother

Fourth-Problem to Maternal Uncle

Fifth-Loss of next generation

Sixth-Loss of Family

It is crucial to take immediate remedial measures to escape these evil effects.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Akshay Tritya

Akshaya Tritiya is a day of utmost importance in vedic calendar. The word tritiya means third. This day falls on the third day of the bright half of Vaishakh month (April-May),i.e. Vaishakh shukla tritiya. At this moment of time during the year, the sun and moon are very near to their maximum strength. The word, "Akshaya" means one that never diminishes. Hence, starting a new activity or buying valuables on this day is considered to certainly bring luck and success. All the charity and donations done on this day yield the punyas which never exhausts. If this date coincides with Rohini nakshatra then it is considered more auspicious. As per hindu mythology it is believe that on this day the “The satya yuga” began.Akshaya Tritiya is traditionally observed as the birthday of Lord Parusurama who was the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
Lord Kubera, considered to be the lord of wealth, is one amongst the eight directional lord. Some classics says that Lord Kubera himself pray to Goddess Lakshmi on this day. According to the Vedas, it was on the day of Akshay Tritiiya that Veda Vyasa along with Lord Ganesha started writing the epic, Mahabharata. Vedas say that knowledge gained or charity done on this day is very fruitful.It was today when Lord Krishna proved his true friendship with Sudaama at Dwarka.As per another legend, Pandavas received the AkshayPaatra from Lord Krishna on this day. In eastern parts of india, on the day of the Akshay Tritiiya, "HalKhata" or ceremony to start the new audit book is performed - with the worship of Lord Ganesha & Godess Lakshmi. In another intresting legend this day is also most auspicious day for the farming community. It is known as "Akha Teej". Early morning, a male member of family goes to field. All the animals and birds encountered on the way to the field indicates omen. Then predictions are made for rains and crops on the basis of omen. For the believers in astrology this day is considered as “unboojha muhurat” which means that no need to check the auspiciousness of the day by performing complex astrological calculations.