Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Somvati Amavasya

Somvati Amavasya

The Amavasya is the day of the conjunction of the sun and the moon, the 15th day of the dark half of a lunar month. Somavati Amavasya is the new moon day or no moon day that falls on a Monday in traditional Hindu calendar. Though Amavasya occurs every month, Hindus believe it to be the most auspicious when it falls on a Monday. Amavasya is important for performing the rituals for the departed ancestors.

There will be three Somavati Amavasya days in the year 2011. The first Somvati Amavasya date is 3rd January, 2011, the second is on 2nd May, 2011 and the third is on 29th August 2011. January 2011 Amavasya is Paush Amavasya as per North Indian calendars and Margasirsha Amavasya as per other Hindu calendars. May 2011 Amavasya is Vaishakh Amavasya in North Indian Hindi calendars and Chaitra Amavasya as per other calendars. August 2011 Amavasya is Bhadrapad Amavasya in North Indian and Shravan Amavasya in other Hindu calendars. Vaishakh Amavasya begins on 2nd May, Monday, at 10.25 am and ends at 12:21 noon on 3rd May. As Amavasya will start after Sunrise on 2nd May and ends after Sunrise on 3rd May. Due to this reason, Amavasya is mostly observed on 3rd May.

Significance of Somvati Amavasya

The significance of Somvati Amavasya was explained to Yudhishtra by Bhisma in the Mahabharata.

It is said that who ever takes a bath in the sacred rivers on the day would be prosperous, free of diseases and would be free from sorrow and grief.

It is also believed that the soul of ancestors will rest in peace if family members take a holy dip in the sacred rivers like Ganga at Haridwar, Triveni and other places..

Somavara Amavasya Vrata (fasting) is observed for a long and happy married life. The women worship Peepal tree and tie thread round the trunk of this tree 108 times. Pipal is the most sacred tree in India. It is regarded as the dwelling place of the Hindu Trinity-Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. They circumambulate one hundred and eight times with their hands folded. They pour water and milk on its roots and offer sandal paste, vermillion, wet rice and flowers.

Vaishakha Amavasya is considered as important for Pitru tarpan and shraddh karma rituals.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Ek Shloki Ramayan ~ Ramayana in One Sloka

Shri Ek Shloki Ramayan ~ Ramayana in One Sloka :

Meaning : Lord Rama went to the forest in order to fulfill the promise of his father, given to one of his wives named Kaikeyi. In the forest, Seeta was attracted by the golden deer. She asked Rama to get and Rama went after it. At that time, the wicked Ravana kidnapped Seeta. Jatayu tried to defend Seeta and save her, but was killed by Ravana. Lord Rama then befriended Sugriva and killed Vali, the unrighteous. He crossed the ocean with the help of Vanara and entered the city of Lanka. He then destroyed the city of Lanka, killed the wicked demons Ravana and Kumbhakarna and set Seeta free. This is the story contained in the Ramayana.

Chaitra Navratri ~ New Samvatsar (2068)

Chaitra Navratri ~ New Samvatsar (2068)

"Vasant Navratri" is also known as "Ram Navratri" comes in the hindu month of Chaitra (March - April). Chaitra Navratri, is the nine day Anushthan. During these nine days Goddess Durga, Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Sarawati are worshiped with great devotion. Chaitra Navratri begins on Monday, April 4 2011 and ends with Sri Rama Navami on Tuesday, April 12 2011. Hindu calender changes from this time onwards, ie; Chaitra Shukla Paksh Starting from 4th April Monday. This festival marks the beginning of "Vasant Ritu". Anushthan of "Ramayan" is done during these nine auspicious days, in the shortage of time one can read the "Kaag Bhusundi Ramayan" or just "Ek Shloki Ramayan".

jai raam rama ramanam shamanam |

bhavtaap bhayakul paahijanam ||

avdhesh suresh ramesh vibho |

sharnagat maagat paahi prabhu ||

Stuti by Devadhidev Mahadev

Chaitra Navratras 2011 ~ Chaitra Navratri 2011

Navratras is a Hindu festival celebrated for nine days worshipping the various forms of Durga. The Navratras festival is celebrated four times in a year: Vasanta Navratras, Ashadh Navratras, Sharad Navratras and Magha Navratras. These are further divided into Prakat and Gupt Navaratri. From the above mentioned Navaratras, Vasanta and Sharad Navratras are Prakat Navaratras; while Ashadh and Magha Navaratras are called Gupt Navaratras.

Vasant Navratras, also known as Chaitra Navratras, is observed during Chaitra Shukla Paksha (March/April). As this Navratra coincides with Ram Navami, it also referred as Ram Navratras. Durga Ashtami in Navratras is the most auspicious day for Durga puja. Durga Ashtami 2011 date in this Navratras is April 11. As per the legends mentioned in the Puranas and other Hindu scriptures, Chaitra Navratras is the actual Navratras during which Goddess Durga was worshipped. It is also called as Sri Rama Navratras. Sri Ram Navratras ends on Ram Navami festival. Chaitra Navratras dates in 2011 are from April 4 to April 12.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Cricket World Cup 2011 Final : India vs Srilanka ~ An Astrological Analysis

Cricket World Cup 2011 Final, India vs Srilanka, is going to be played on Saturday, 2nd April 2011, in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

match on 2nd April 2011 Saturday

Querry asked on 31 march 2011 22:45
Honary No. 25

India : lagna Taurus is placed in 10th house indicating work accomplished
6th lord venus also in 10th
3rd lord in 10th
11th lord in 11th
Yogakaraka saturn in 5th

Indicating victory for india

Srilanka : lagna scorpio mars in 5th
Mars is 6th lord too in 5th
Mars is with sun and Jupiter favouring srilanka
This combination is aspected by Saturn not favour lagna mars
Saturn is enemy of sun and mars
11th lord goes to 6th
3rd lord goes to 11th

India : lagna sublord Saturn which is favourable to lagna lord
Placed in 5th
three planets in labha house good
Saturn in the nak of moon and sub ketu
Moon in 10th lord of 3rd and ketu here represent lagna lord placed in 10th
6th house sublord is mars good in 11th also good mars in the nakshatra of yogakaraka Saturn in 5th lord of 10th and 11th
mars with bhagyesh which is srilanka 6th lord placed in 12th to it

Confirming victory of india

Srilanka lagna sublord rahu represent mars in 5th with Jupiter and 11th lord not bad
But 6th lord goes to 12th not good
This combination aspected by Saturn not good

Indias labha house more rich then lanka

Lanka 6th had debilitated mercury not good
Rahu in the nak of ketu and sub venus
Ketu in 8th and represent venus opposition

Rahu ketu position also made the fight very challenging

So we should thankful Saturn and venus who made the results in favour of India

Also mars Jupiter sun, as they were placed favourably

victory wont be easy
Srilanka is likely to play aggressively against India
very tuff and challenging as both have equal strenght
this time luck will follow India
more chances for India to win

best of luck India

Congrates to all