Thursday, May 3, 2012

Will My Married Life be Good?

One of the most common questions we get on our website is related to marriage. Many young men and women are curious what life holds for them especially their love life. Marriage can be a big decision, and how your life partner will be will have a big impact on your life. Will your future husband be handsome, will he support your career? Is your future wife going to be pretty and will she be supportive of you? All these questions matter a lot.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

What is Vastu?

Vastu Shastra  is the ancient Indian science of constructing and decorating homes, working places, offices, temples etc. that swirl with good energy by making full and proper use of natural and positive energies which comes from  space and under the Earth. Vastu is complitely different from the modern age architecture. It depends on us, how we make optimum use of the available resources and environment that supports physical and spiritual, health and prosperity into our family and our society.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Effects of Shani - Part 3

These are the results which a person may expect when Shani is transiting the Lagna (Ascendant) in the horoscope:

1. It causes hard work, knowingly or unknowingly.

2. Gains are lesser than normal.

3. More struggles and trials.

4. It causes a person to be emotionally strong by doing away with dependencies. One cannot expect a free meal in this period.

Effects of Shani - Part 2

In the first article in the series we learned about the planet Saturn, it's science and it's mythology. Now let's focus on the planet from an astrological point of view.

Shani is the most infamous planet in Astrology. The name itself strikes such fear in the minds of people that they panic or get severely depressed, which may be misused by some unscrupulous folks. But is it the truth? It is logical that no planet by itself is good or bad!

People think Saturn always brings hardship and failure, which is far from the truth. Actually, Shani is known as the "judge" among all the planets. It will give you results based exactly on your past karma. If you have performed good karma, it will give you good results, otherwise not. Only if you have put in proper amount of effort, will you succeed.

Effects of Shani - Part 1

"Shanaih shanaih charati yah"

- The one which travels slowly


Saturn, or Shani in Hindi, is a planet which is feared by many people. Sade Sati is the most common concern among people, but it is also the least understood. One of our readers asked us a question about the effects of Shani in Lagna (Ascendant) of a birth chart. For the benefit of our other readers, we decided to analyze it in detail and present an article for your benefit.

To understand the effects of Saturn, let us get some background on Saturn. Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and is second largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter being the largest. Saturn is composed of all gas without any solid surface. It is a very cold planet, with temperature going down to -150 degree Celsius. Saturn has 62 moons discovered so far and it's nine rings are composed on ice and dust particles.

Solar Eclipses and Lunar Eclipses in 2011

Chandra Grahan and Surya Grahan (eclipses) in 2011
Solar eclipse occurs at Amavasya (New Moon) when Moon comes between Sun and the Earth. Lunar eclipse occurs on a Poornima (Full Moon) when Sun comes between the Moon and Earth.

Shani Jayanti - The birthday of Saturn

Shani Jayanti (birthday of Lord Saturn) is Wednesday, June 1 of this year as per Hindu Panchang. This occasion falls on Amavasya (new moon) of Baisakh month every year. That is why it is also known as "Shani Amavasya". It is a very important festival and several rituals and prayers are performed which can be very beneficial to humans. Please read on to learn these rituals.

What is Panchak?

Panchak is the period of five days in each month when Moon transits through Aquarius (Kumbh) and Pisces (Meen). During this period no auspicious deeds are recommended.

The period is named "Panchak" because during this time Moon transits through five constellations:

1. Dhanishta (last leg)
2. Shatbhisha
3. Purva Bhadrapada
4. Uttar Bhadrapada
5. Revati

What is Panchang?

Indian calendar, more specifically, Hindu calendar is known as Panchang. Like any society, Hindu calendar is the backbone of Indian culture. All our festivals, fasts and muhurats (auspicious dates) are determined by Panchang. It is also known as Panchangam in South India, but follows the same timelime.

Akshay Tritiya

In the month of Baisakh, in Shukla paksh,on the third tithi falls the auspicious occasion of Akshay Tritiya. According to Hindu texts, any good karma accumulated on this day gives Akshay (indestructible) result.

Although Shukla Paksh Tritiyas of all twelve months are auspicious but the one falling in Baisakh month is the most auspicious of them all. According to Bhavishya Puran, Satyug started on this tithi itself. Lord Vishnu took the avtar (incarnation)of Nar-Narayan, Parshu Ram and Hayagriva on this day itself.

Kumbh Mela

It is said that before the time of humans - there was a massive samudra manthan (churning of the ocean) . This was carried out by the Gods on one side and the Demons on the other side. They combined their forces for a common goal - to unearth the greatest and most precious treasures from the depths of the ocean. The greatest of the great treasure of them all was - the Amrit kumbha (pot of immortality nectar). Both Demons and Gods wanted amrit which will make them immortal and hence invincible. A great battle ensued, and spread to the four big cities. These cities were Naasik, Ujjain, Haridwar and Prayag.

Holy Cow - Truly a giver!

Cow has a special place in Hindu religion. She is considered to be in the same level as gods and demigods. Hindu texts say that all 33 crore demigods (devtas) reside in her body. What this actually means is that cow gives out a high amount of positive energy which can be compared to all 33 crore devatas combined!

Immortals in Hindu Mythology !

Today's article is about one of the most intriguing legends in Hinduism. According to Hinu mythology, there are 8 humans which are blessed with eternal life.

They are -

1. Parashuram

2. Ashwathama

3. King Bali

4. Ved Vyas

5. Hanumaan Ji

6. Vibhishana

7. Kripacharya and

8. Markandeya Muni

Somvati Amavasya - A rare occasion!

Earthlings are blessed with the holy occasion of Somvati Amavasya when an Amavasya (new moon) falls on a Somvaar (Monday). Hence, it is called Somvati Amavasya. It is a very rare occasion, in fact, it is so rare that Pandavas kept waiting for a Somvati Amavasya in their lifetime, but it didn't happen even once. This occasion is very holy according to Hindu texts.

Secret behind making your each day succesful!

Every morning when you get up, sit up on your bed and put your palms up to your face. Now place them together so as to make a "half moon" using the heart lines of your two palms. Now recite the following shloka as you look at your palms:

Karagre basati lakshmi, karmoolay saraswati
Karmadhye tu govinda, prabhate kar darshanam