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    These 5 signs will get benefited from Jupiter in 11 October! Read Jupiter transit in Scorpio and its effect on other zodiac signs.

    Jupiter or Guru is considered to be a benefic planet in Vedic Astrology. Being the guru of Gods, it is also hailed as Devguru Brihaspati. It represents religion, knowledge, children and marriage. 

    On 11 October 2018 around 08:39 PM in the evening, Jupiter planet will transit in Scorpio and remain until 3:11 AM on Saturday, 30 March 2019.

    The transit of Jupiter in Scorpio will also mark its impact on the country's economy. During this period, there will be a decrease in agricultural production along with high-rise inflation in the month of November. Prices of gold, silver, jaggery, white garments etc. will increase. In addition, this phenomenon will bring many results for other zodiac signs. Let's know how will this transit affect all 12 zodiac signs.

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    Devguru Jupiter transiting in Scorpio doesn’t seems to be much favorable for natives of Aries sign. Jupiter will transit in the eighth house in your horoscope. In Vedic Astrology, eighth house represents age, humiliation and sorrow. With Jupiter posited in the eighth house, Aries natives might have to face financial troubles. During this period, your income will be less, expenses will be more and there will be a constant fear of debt hovering above you. From health point of view, this transit may not be effective. There are chances of you becoming ill. Guru in eighth house represents troubles in family life as well, which means issues within the family.

    Remedy: Apply kesar tilak on your forehead everyday.


    Known to be the representative of religion, knowledge, children and marriage, Devguru Jupiter will transit from your sign in seventh house. In the birth chart, seventh house represents life partner, marital life, business and respect. Guru positioning itself in seventh house seems beneficial for Taurus natives. After all the hassle and hard work, you will attain success by the grace of Jupiter in this period. This time is also going to be better for financial matters. There will be a tremendous chances of money gains during this time. Destiny will also favor you in this period and you will grow. In this time period, you can also go on a pilgrimage.

    Remedy: Donate turmeric (haldi) and Chana Dal to a Brahmin on Thursday.


    Jupiter will transit from your zodiac sign to the sixth house in your kundli. In astrology, sixth house represents trouble, enemy, debt, sorrow, competition etc. This house usually indicates the sufferings, therefore the transit of Jupiter appears to be unfavorable. As a result, Gemini natives may suffer from diseases or any illness. In this period, opponents and enemies can also cause troubles for you, which is why you may fear them. Differences may arise between members in the family, so be patient. Being in the sixth house, your economic situation may worsen a little. Expenditures are likely to be high during this time, so maintain a budget.

    Remedy: Feed satvik food to a Brahmin if possible.


    Dev Guru will transit from your zodiac sign in fifth house. Fifth house in a horoscope represents first child, happiness, social life, past karma etc. Jupiter being in fifth house can prove to be beneficial for you. There is a strong possibility of acquiring land and buying a new vehicle within this period, so you can buy a land and a new vehicle. Natives who are gaining higher education can attain great success. Those who are unmarried might get married during this period. During this time period of Jupiter’s transit, you will establish relationships with dignitaries of the society and due to this, you will be benefitted.

    Remedy: Fast on Thursday and consume yellow-colored meal once throughout the day.


    Jupiter will transit in the fourth house from your zodiac sign. In the horoscope, fourth house is considered as a factor for vehicle, real estate, mother and comfort. Jupiter in fourth house doesn’t seem to be more favorable for Leo natives. There might be unnecessary tensions and hassles during this period. Due to increasing expenditure, your economic status may get weaker. Hence, keep your expenses in control. There is also a possibility of money loss. During this time, drive carefully as there are chances of you meeting with an accident, getting hurt or injured. Hence, be careful.

    Remedy: Worship your ancestors and forefathers and donate something for them occasionally.


    Jupiter will transit from your zodiac sign into third house. In the horoscope, third house represents brothers, sisters, long distance travel, neighbors, relatives and writing etc. Jupiter in third house doesn’t seem to be more favorable for Virgo natives. During this time, income will decrease and big expenses will come into light all of a sudden. Hence, try to balance out your financial life. There are chances of you suffering from physical pain during this time, so take care of yourself. Tension can increase in family life, so be patient. 

    Remedy: Offer water to Peepal tree without touching it on Thursday.


    Jupiter will transit from your zodiac sign into second house. In a birth chart, second house stands for wealth, property, family and elementary education. Jupiter posited in second house will prove to be very auspicious for Libra natives. In this period, you might go on long distance trips which will prove to be beneficial for you. This transit will also benefit you financially. There will be major chances of money gains during this time. Your interest towards religious activities will rise during this period and you will spend money on auspicious items and activities. With the influence of Jupiter, you will meet respected people of the society and you’ll be benefited because of them.

    Remedy: Donate yellow-colored clothes, bananas and turmeric on Thursday.


    Devguru Jupiter is transiting in your zodiac sign and will be located in your first house. In Astrology, first house is also called Ascendant or Lagna. This house gives an idea about a native’s personality, age, achievement and respect. It is considered auspicious for Jupiter to be in the first house. Although, Guru posited here results in struggles and efforts but offers auspicious results after hard work. In this period of Jupiter transit, Scorpio natives will garner fruitful results with their hard work. There will be improvement in financial conditions, and natives will attain monetary benefits.

    Remedy: Worship Lord Vishnu and offer him yellow-colored sweets and yellow flowers.


    Devguru Jupiter will transit from your zodiac sign into twelfth house. In the horoscope, the twelfth house is analysed to know about the expenses, mental distress, accident, punishment and salvation. Jupiter in twelfth house doesn’t seem to be auspicious for Sagittarius natives. During this period, your financial situations may worsen. Income will be low and expenses will be high. There might be limitations in your work, which may create further problems. It can have an impact on your work area i.e. job and business, so be patient and work honestly. During this time period, you will become interested in religious activities and spend money on auspicious things.

    Remedy: Respect your elders and teachers and apply kesar tilak on your forehead everyday.


    Devguru Jupiter will transit from your zodiac sign into eleventh house. Eleventh house in a horoscope depicts profit and income and reflects on business profits, higher education and wishes of the native. Jupiter posited in the eighth house will prove to be highly beneficial for Capricorn natives. In this period, new tasks will be planned and you will move forward to fulfil them. Your luck will improve and you will attain success in every task. During this time you can meet your loved ones or lover. You will be successful in work related to job and business and happy.

    Remedy: Keep a yellow-colored handkerchief in your pocket and don’t dirty it. Also, do not do fake promises.


    Devguru Jupiter will transit from your zodiac sign into tenth house. Tenth house in the horoscope represents career, occupation and livelihood. Jupiter in the tenth house is unlikely to be favorable for Aquarius natives. During this you may become a victim of fraud, so be very careful. If there is any hurdle in the job and business, then you’ll get rid of them during this period. You’ll also be monetarily benefited. This Jupiter transit will not be much beneficial financially. Because in this period, expenditure will be higher than the income. Therefore, keep an eye of your expenses.

    Remedy: Offer water to Peepal and Banana tree and worship them.


    Devguru Jupiter will transmit your zodiac sign into ninth house. In the horoscope, ninth house represents fortune, religious inclinations, fate, pilgrimage, legal matters and foreign visits. Jupiter posited in the ninth house seems to be highly favorable and beneficial for Pisces natives. With positive influence of Jupiter, luck will favor you and you’ll get fruitful results. During this period, you can buy a land or new vehicle. There might be a possibility of you meeting your loved ones. You’ll attain happiness from kids’side.

    Remedy: Conduct a religious event in your house, feed the brahmins and offer them donations.

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    These five signs will be lucky this week. Read your weekly horoscope to know how this week is going to be in matters concerning job, business, education, health or family. 

    The week is surrounded with the festivities of Navratri and Dussehra. The five signs including Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra and Scorpio will experience another level of happiness and will receive good news from all directions. 

    Religious and astrological aspects make the week crucial and significant. This week on 18th October, Sharad navratri will be over. On the next day i.e. on October 19, 2018 we will celebrate Dussehra. Also on 17th October, the transition of Sun into Libra sign will take place. Today is the sixth day of navratri and Maa Katyayani is worshipped on this day. Read the significance of worshipping Maa Katyayani

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    This week brings mixed results for Arians. On one hand you would feel increasing tension in your family life and will be worried about the health of your parents. Read more...


    Taureans will find this week to be challenging. You will feel anxious and have to put in extra efforts to achieve desired results. Read more...


    Geminians will suffer from significant mental stress this week. Your workplace will require you to struggle and work hard so as to incur good results. Read more...


    The moon children or cancerians have a good news for them in this week and also need to take certain precautions. Read more...


    Leos will get success and good news in communication and internet related fields this week. Read more...


    Virgo natives will beget happiness in their families this week. There could be an auspicious occasion at your home which will spread joy in your family members. Read more...


    Librans will be happy and contented this week. They will happily proceed towards success and actively look after both their professional and personal life. Read more...


    Scorpios will be in a mood of fun and enjoyment during this week. They may opt for a long trip or ever a journey abroad. Read more...


    The week poses a possibility of mental exertion for Sagittarians. They must seek guidance or advice from someone they trust and feel motivated with. Read more…


    Capricorns need to look after their health and behaviour. Anger, stubbornness or cold behavior can adversely affect your relations. Read more...


    This week brings mixed results for Aquarians. Your relations with father will improve and both of you will get promoted to a higher post. Read more...


    Pisceans will be involved in religious activities this week. You will be respected in the society and make new contacts with venerable people. Read more...

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    Worship Maa Mahagauri during this muhurat! Read the significance of Ashtami poojan and other rituals that would help you please Maa Durga and get your wishes fulfilled. 

    Ashtami pooja holds great significance in Navratri. This is the day when Goddess Mahagauri is worshipped with great festivity. Hindu religion and related communities have special protocol for celebrating this day. Though, the form of worship varies from family to family, depending upon customs specific to a region or ancestral norms. The day is considered to be auspicious in all forms. Several religious rituals like Mundan Sanskar, Annaprashan Sanskar and Griha Pravesh or house warming ceremony are also held on this day. This year Ashtami puja will be held on October 17, 2018.

    Navratri Ashtami Puja Muhurat
    16 October 2018 10:18:29 - Commencement of Ashtami
    17 October 2018 12:51:47 - Ashtami Tithi will end

    Note: This muhurat applies for Delhi region. Click to know muhurat for Ashtami puja in your region.

    Remark: Navami will begin on 17 October after 12:51:47 till 15:30:41 on 18 October, which is why Navami must be observed on 18 October 2018.

    Worshipping Maa Mahagauri

    Goddess Mahagauri is the eighth form of Maa Durga. She is gentle, calm and tender in her nature. She rides a bull, who is her mount. Those who worship her with complete devotion, beget her blessings and obstacles from their life get eliminated. It is believed that Maa Durga took the form of Maa Mahagauri to beget Lord Shiva as her husband. She underwent a tough auterious worshipping ritual for the same and her complexion turned dark because of it. Lord Shiv, after being impressed by her dedication, made her take a bath in the holy water of Ganges. Her complexion then turned fair and she came to be known as Maa Mahagauri.

    Significance of Kanya Pujan on Ashtami

    On Ashtami, young girls are worshipped as they are considered to be a form of Maa Durga. Girls of the age group 2 to 10 are invited to houses and offered food and gifts. It is believed that by doing so, one worships all the nine forms of Maa Durga, which pleases the goddess and the devotee is bestowed upon by her blessings. Girls of each age represents a particular aspect of Maa Durga. Worshipping all the nine forms of Shakti is considered beneficial. These 9 forms are: 

    Kumari- Those girls who are two years old are called Kumaris. Worshipping them makes you free from sorrow and poverty.

    Trimurti- The girls of the age 3 years are called Trimurti. By worshiping them one gets blessed with sons and grandsons.

    Kalyani- Worshipping girls who are of 4 years in age bless you with knowledge and happiness.

    Rohini- Worshipping girls of age 5 makes you free from diseases.

    Kalika- The girls who are of 6 years of age are worshipped to get rid of enemies. 

    Chandika - To attain wealth and splendour, the girls of age 7 are worshipped. 

    Shambhavi - 8 years old girls are worshipped to attain victory and success in every sphere.

    Durga - The girls of age 9 are worshiped as a form of Durga. With the influence of your worship, divine pleasures are attained.

    Subhadra - Girls having their age at 10 are worshiped as Subhadra. By doing this, all your wishes come true.

    We expect that you would enjoy reading this article on Navratri Ashtami Puja. Astrosage wishes Happy Navratri to all its readers.

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    Maa Siddhidatri and her glory on Navmi! Read why it is important to worship Maa Siddhidatri on the ninth day of Navratri, what are the customs and rituals involved, when and how to do parana, as well as the shubh muhurat for Durga Visarjan.

    The auspicious nine days of Navratri will be over on October 18. The navmi tithi of Navratri marks the completion of the festival. The next day is celebrated as Dussehra or Durga Visarjan. This year, Dussehra will be celebrated on October 19. During the festival, beautiful pandals are created across the country and people worship Maa Durga with special fervour. On the ninth day, Maa Siddhidatri is worshipped and people organize bhandara or kanya pujan. This day holds immense significance, thus, it is crucial to know the muhurat for parana and Durga Visarjan.

    Sharad Navratri Parana Muhurat
    18 October 2018, Thursday After 15:30:41
    Durga Visarjan Muhurat
    19 October 2018, Friday From 06:24:02 to 08:40:50
    Duration 2 hrs 16 min

    Note: The time mentioned above applies to New Delhi region. Know Paran Muhurat and auspicious time for Durga Visarjan in your city.

    Maa Siddhidatri

    The literal meaning of the word Siddhidatri is - one who grants siddhi or accomplishments. Maa Siddhidatri is known to be the ninth form of Maa Durga. It is believed that worshipping her brings success and happiness. If a devotee worships her with complete dedication and a clear mind, he attains the state of bliss and even moksha or salvation. On the ninth day of Navratri, Maha Navami is celebrated. Havana is held on this day in which offerings for all the gods and goddesses are given/served. 

    Navratri Parana 

    As per shastra, Parana is performed on tenth day of Navratri. The fasts that continued for nine days are considered to be complete after special rituals are performed. After parana, fruits, gifts, clothes etc. are offered to Brahmins. Also nine young girls are worshipped as incarnations of Goddess Durga. They are gifted sweets, food and sometimes money.

    Sindoor Utsav

    During Durga Puja, Sindoor Utsav has a special significance. This is a unique ritual that is observed in West Bengal or Kolkata. Married women play with Sindoor and apply it on each other’s forehead before the Visarjan takes place. 

    Durga Visarjan

    With the idol of Maa Durga submerged into water, the festival of Durga Puja comes to an end. The day of Vijayadashami or Dussehra is the day of Visarjana. The time depends upon the tithi of dashmi. The ritual is performed either in the morning or at noon when the tithi of navmi is over and the tithi of dashami starts. 

    Astrosage wishes all its readers a Happy Maha Navami!

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    Worship in this muhurat to attain success! Read the significance of Dussehra, which is celebrated today, i.e. 19 October and mythologies related to it.

    Dussehra is celebrated nationwide with joy and merriment today. This festival marks the triumph of goodness over evil. After Sharad Navratri ends, Dussehra is observed on the dashmi of Shukla Paksha. As per mythological beliefs, Lord Ram killed Lord Ravana on this very day, which is why it is also called Vijayadashmi. There is also a ritual called Shastra Puja on this day, where weapons are worshipped.

    Dussehra is considered to be one of the auspicious days, and it is said that any task done within this muhurat offers fruitful and sanctified results. Before Dussehra, Navaratri is observed for nine days and ends with Durga Visarjan. The muhurat for Durga Visarjan is either observed early in the morning or during Aprahan period or afternoon on the day of Dussehra. Hence, the idol of Maa Durga can be immersed in water early morning or during afternoon on the day of Vijayadashami.

    Dussehra Muhurat 2018
    Vijay Muhurat From 14:00:02 till 14:45:38
    Aprahan Puja Timings From 13:14:26 till 15:31:14

    Note: Above timings mentioned are effective in New Delhi. Find the Dussehra muhurat and puja vidhi for your city.

    Vijay Muhurat on Dussehra

    The day of Vijayadashami is considered to be one of the most auspicious days in HInduism. This is one of the three-and-a-half muhurats. The most auspicious muhurats in a year are Chaitra Shukla Pratipada, Ashwin Shukla Dashami, Vaishakh Shukla Tritiya and Kartik Shukla Pratipada (half muhurat). This duration is fruitful in case you want to start any new task. Although some specific muhurats are defined for special occasions and puja.

    It is said that when sun sets and stars start appear in the sky, then this period is called Vijay Muhurat. During this time, carrying out a pooja garner auspicious results. Lord Shri Ram launched the war against evil Ravana in this period only. At the same time, a tree called Shami had taken the form of Arjun's bow or Dhanush..

    Dussehra Puja and Festival

    There is the ritual of carrying out Aparajita Pujan on Dussehra, which is done in the afternoon. The rituals of worshipping are as follows:

    • Mark a sacred and auspicious place in your home in the north-east direction. This place can be around a temple, garden etc. It would be good if all members of the family get involved in the puja, although it can be done individually.
    • Clean that place properly and draw an Ashtadal Chakra (eighth petals of Lotus) using sandal paste.
    • Take an oath or sankalp which concludes that you are doing the puja of Devi Aparajita for the betterment of your family or yourself.
    • After that, invoke Maa Devi Aparajita in the middle of Ashtadal Chakra while chanting the mantra “अपराजिताय नमः / aparājitāya namaḥ”.
    • Now invoke Maa Jaya on the right by chanting the mantra “क्रियाशक्त्यै नमः / kriyāśaktyai namaḥ”.
    Click to read Puja rituals in detail!

    Mythological Stories Related to Dussehra

    According to religious texts, Maa Durga fought with a monster called Mahishasur for nine days and on the tenth day, she eliminated him by killing him, hence protecting the whole universe. Apart from this, in the Treta era, Lord Shri Ram slaughtered Lankapati Ravana, hence the name Dussehra. Since then, the ten-headed statue of Ravan is lit every year as a symbol of this festival signifying the destruction of anger, greed, delusion, intoxication, jealousy, selfishness and ego.

    AstroSage wishes all its readers Happy Dussehra!

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    This week the natives of Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius will have positive indications. In matters of career, job, business, education, love and family the natives of these moon signs will receive good news.

    This week on October 26, Mercury will transit into Scorpio zodiac. During this time, Mercury will enter in Scorpio and conjunct with Jupiter. This will create a unique combination of the planets which will in turn influence the life of people of different zodiac signs differently. Not just that, this transit will also bring a change in the prices of oil, fuel, gold, silver etc. Women will undergo a major influence from October 27th. They will perform the rituals of Karva Chauth and fast. 

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    Fasting on Sharad Purnima! Know the significance, rituals involved and the reason behind observing a fast.

    Sharda purnima is celebrated for centuries in India. The festival holds great significance in Hindu mythology and is believed to be the birthday of Maa Lakshmi. Lord Krishna along with the Gopis enjoyed Raas in Nidhivan on this day. This day is hence called Kojagiri purnima, Raas purnima or Komudi vrat. Sharad purnima falls in the month of Ashvin in the Shukl phase. Worshipping goddess Lakshmi is considered auspicious on this day. It is believed that the rays of moon work as a nectar on this day and are beneficial for all the living beings.

    Sharad Purnima Shubh Muhurat 2018
    Commences at 22:38:01 October 23, 2018
    Ends at 22:16:44 on October 24, 2018

    Note: The above timings are mentioned as per Indian time zone. Click to know the muhurat of Sharad purnima in your city.

    Shubh Muhurat for Sharad Purnima 2018 

    • From the night of 23rd October, full moon can be seen and this means that although the day of festival is 24th, the rituals will begin on the night of 23rd.
    • People cook kheer (a sweet dish made of rice and milk) on this day and put in in moonlight for the whole night or at least till 12 am.
    • Astrological perspective suggests that the time for purnima will be from 10:38 pm on October 23, 2018 and continue till 10:14 am on October 24, 2018. 

    Vrat katha for Sharad Purnima 

    In old times, two daughters of a sahukar used to observe fast on full moon day of every month to please Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. The elder daughter accepted the norms of fasting and took great care to follow them. On the contrary, the younger one, though kept the fast, did not follow the rules for fasting as for her they were not significant. When they were of appropriate age, their father arranged their marriage with suitable matches. They both conceived and the elder one gave birth to a healthy child. While, the child born of the younger sister could not survive. This happened a couple of times before the younger sister decided to seek the advice of a brahmin. 

    She asked the spiritual guru for a solution to her problem. The religious brahmin in no time could understand that since she never completed the fast of purnima with all its rules, she is suffering from dosha. After listening to this, she decided to complete the fast with all the rules. Soon after she decided so, a son was born of her, but just like the previous children, he too died. She took the body of her son, wrapped it in a piece of cloth and kept it on a wooden platform so nobody doubts it. 

    The younger sister invited her elder sister to her home. She then offered the same wooden platform to her, to sit upon, on which the dead baby boy was kept by her. When the elder sister was about to sit, her saree touched the baby and it started crying. Seeing this, the elder sister was angry as she believed that the baby could have died if she accidentally sat on him. 

    Her sister also started weeping and told the whole story to her sister. She revealed the secret of the baby being dead along with what the brahmin had told her. Also, she thanked the elder one as her touch revived a dead child. The fast she kept on every full moon blessed her with god’s grace and she could turn an impossible into possible. The younger sister then decided to complete the purnima fast with utmost care from the very day. Just like her elder sister, she also got results for her fast and started singing praises of purnima fast in the whole city. 

    Significance of Purnima vrat

    • Individuals who hold a fast on purnima with complete dedication are granted all their wishes as per Hindu belief.
    • The day is also celebrated as Kumudri vrat as married women who are aspiring to beget a child fast on this day.
    • Mothers also fast on this day for praying to god to grant a long life to her children. 
    • Unmarried girls keep a fast to get a suitable match.
    • The moon is believed to be brightest on Sharad Purnima. And people say that nectar flows from the moon to earth.
    • During Sharad Purnima, the rays of moon are beneficial for your spiritual as well as physical being.
    • Even the incurable diseases can be cured, such is the magnificence of the moon rays on this night. 

    Vrat Vidhi for Sharad Purnima

    • Start the day with worshipping your Isht dev.
    • Worship Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi by lighting a lamp filled with ghee.
    • Donate food and gifts to brahmins on this day.
    • A fast should be observed with complete dedication.
    • Offer water to moon at night and then consume food. 
    • Donate kheer in temple to seek the blessings of Maa Lakshmi
    • Some people also take a holy dip on this day. Offerings made after such a holy bath is considered auspicious on this day. 

    We wish you a Happy Sharad Purnima!

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    Mercury transit in Scorpio. Which zodiac signs need to be alarmed?

    Planet Mercury is undergoing a transit. It is believed in Vedic Astrology that Mercury blesses the zodiac sign it enters with intelligence, good communication skills, as well as mathematical aptitude. This transition of Mercury into Scorpio sign will influence the lives of people. Astrological calculations suggest that Mercury gives good results when in contact with good planets and undesirable results when in contact with malefic planets. When Mercury conjuncts with Sun, it makes ‘Budha Aditya’ yog, which brings success and growth. Mercury is the ruling planet for Gemini as well as Virgo zodiac signs. While Sun, Venus and Rahu are friendly planets for Mercury, Moon is not. Planet Mercury is associated with Lord Ganesha.

    Time of transit 

    As per Hindu Panchang, the transit will take place on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 8:55 PM. It will remain in the same sign till Tuesday, January 01, 2019 upto 10 AM. Read the effect of this transit on your zodiac sign.

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    Best wishes from Astrosage!

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    Tomorrow married women will celebrate Karaka Chaturthi or Karwa chauth. Know the shubh Muhurat and rituals to follow when fasting.
    arwa Chauth tomorrow, get the blessing of longevity! Married women will keep a nirjala vrat (a fast where you do not drink water) for the whole day tomorrow in order to get a boon of a longer life for their husbands. This is a major festival for all the married women in India. Know how and when to perform the rituals so to gain beneficial results.

    Karwa Chauth 2018
    27 October, 2018 (Saturday)
    Puja Muhurat

    17:40:34 to 18:47:42

    1 hour 7 minutes
    Time of Moon rise


    Tithi of Chaturthi begins at
    18:37 (27 October)
    Tithi of Chaturthi ends at
    16:54 (28 October)
    Note: The above timings are mentioned as per Indian time zone. Click to know the muhurat of Karwa Chauth in your city.

    The fast of Karwa Chauth usually falls in the month of October or November nine days before the festival of Diwali and marks the beginning of preparations for celebration. This year, it will occur on October 27, 2018 i.e. tomorrow. As per panchang, the fast is observed on the chaturthi of Kartik month when the moon is in waning phase. On this day, married women observe a fast for their husbands and pray for their longevity. Unmarried women also do the same in the pursuit of getting married to their desirable match. The fast is popular in Northern-India for centuries.

    Shubh Muhurat for Karwa Chauth fast

    This 27th October, Karwa Chauth will be celebrated all across the nation. Women will pray for their husbands, showing selfless love and won’t drink water for the whole day. In the evening, they will consume anything only after offering water to Moon. There are special rituals for the same. Samashti Ganesh Chaturthi is on the same day, making Karwa Chauth in 2018 even more significant.

    Shubh Muhurat for opening the fast

    Moon will appear in the sky tomorrow at 7:55 pm in Northern India (Delhi region). You must open the fast only after giving arghya (water) to the moon.

    Calculate the time of Moonrise: Moonrise Calculator 

    Puja Rituals for Karwa Chauth

    • Take a bath early morning and clean the worshipping area. Consume Sargi (edibles) offered by your mother-in-law. 
    • Solah shringar (makeup that has essential 16 elements) is mandatory for married women on this day. This includes - sindoor, mangalsutra, teeka, nosepin or nathani, bindi, kajal, henna or mehndi, bangles, red dupatta, bichue, anklet or payal, karnaphul, kamarbandh, ring, bajubandh, and gajra.
    • The sindoor must be applied in a long fashion. The length of the sindoor applied on the forehead represents the life of your husband. 
    • After being ready and wearing the sixteen elements of shringar, women see moon from a sieve (chalni) and then the face of their husband.
    • Water as arghya is offered to Moon before opening the fast.
    • Moon symbolizes beauty and emotions. Women dress beautifully as it is believed that husband’s attraction towards his wife increases if she is well-dressed at this time. 
    • Before all this, when you are waiting for the moon to appear, on a clay altar, establish the idols of all the gods and goddesses that you keep in your house. Also put 13 karwe (special vases made of clay) on it.
    • Gather all the resources you may need to worship namely - dhoop, deep, chandan, roli, sindoor, etc. Light the lamp with desi ghee as it is considered auspicious. 
    • Start worshipping rituals at the altar one hour before the moon rises. 
    • All the women keeping the fast must do this prayer together.
    • Tell the legend behind Karwa Chauth to all the ladies who are with you during this ritual. You may even listen to it from someone else. 
    • After the puja is complete, daughter-in-law is supposed to offer her mother-in-law some sweets, fruits, dry fruits, money etc. and take her blessings. This will make your husband blessed with a long life.

    Shubh Muhurat for Karwa Chauth: 05:40 - 06:47 PM

    Astrosage wishes you a Happy karwa Chauth!

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    Read this week’s important predictions! Know which two zodiac signs will be blessed with a good fortune.
    This week, the month of October will be over. We are just two months away from a new year. This week will be particularly favorable for the zodiac signs Cancer and Aquarius. They will grow and succeed at workplace. Family life will be wonderful and a transfer is possible. Know what the stars have for you this week. 

    Astrological and religious perspective suggests that the coming week is significant. The festival of Dhanteras is approaching and preparations of Diwali are going on. Astrosage presents weekly horoscope for 29th October to 4th November 2018. Know how this week will be for you? Will your efforts bring positive results? How will be your health, finance and love life? Will you get a chance to go abroad? Which are the two lucky zodiac signs for this week?

    Click here to know your Moon Sign: Moon sign Calculator


    This week the natives of moon sign Aries will receive a good news. Your performance will be appreciated at work and ideas will be supported.....Read More


    This week, your sensibility and ability to take a decision after a grave contemplation will bring good results…..Read More


    This week brings average results for the natives of Gemini zodiac sign. At work front, your administration and management along with capabilities will be appreciated...Read More


    This week can be a little stressful. There could be some trips that you don’t wish to take. Family life will have some ups and downs.... Read More


    Leo will be full of energy this week. The schedule will remain hectic and you will be filled with courage....Read More


    This week, you may go on a pilgrimage or short trip to a religious place. This will revive you and free you from the stress accumulated over a period of time....Read More


    Let go of your ego or you will later regret for your stubborn attitude. Opportunities will slip away if you don’t grab them...Read More


    The natives of Scorpio will have a wonderful week ahead. You will succeed in your goals and will be happy about it....Read More


    The natives of this sign must exercise carefulness and discipline in their routine activities.....Read More


    Channelize your energies or you will have to face negative results. At workplace, the situation will improve and you will enjoy doing your job. ...Read More


    Health related issues demand your attention this week. Take balanced diet and proper rest....Read More


    Ups and downs in both family and professional life are predicted for you this week. There will be situations beneficial for you but mental stability will be missing. ..Read More

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    AstroSage’s first ever outlet in Noida, Galaxy AstroSage, opens now offering astrological services and products! Apart from establishing a dominating online presence, AstroSage will now embark on a new journey in the retail sector through Galaxy AstroSage.

    The world’s #1 Astrology portal, AstroSage is gearing up to disrupt yet another vertical. It has entered into brick-and-mortar business with its new retail outlet “Galaxy AstroSage”. It has added another feather in its cap and is all set to shine bright. Inaugurated by the Minister for Culture Dr. Mahesh Sharma, this outlet aims at catering the astrological and religious needs of people.

    Galaxy AstroSage: What To Expect?

    The store offers astrological consultations, puja, rituals like havan, along with products such as Gemstones, Yantras, Rudraksha, Mala, Feng Shui, and Vastu. According to Mr. Punit Pandey, it will prove to be a one stop solution for everything related to astrology, religion, and spirituality. It will make the whole process easier and enable the people to take a closer look into the world of astrology.

    It sounds easy to directly pay a quick visit to the outlet for reliable solutions rather than scrolling on the internet. Here, you will be provided with well-analysed results and offered various products to cure malefic astrological effects of planets, houses or nakshatras. It's much more feasible to establish a interpersonal relationship so as to understand the concerns closely and suggest best-quality products.

    Ruling the Retail Sector @ Galaxy AstroSage

    Explaining the rationale, AstroSage’s founder Punit Pandey says, “We are planning to open 50 such outlets all across India till the end of 2019. It’s a $30 billion market and is still unorganized. Being the biggest player, it is a logical next step for us to organize the market and harness this untapped opportunity.”

    Minister for Culture Dr. Mahesh Sharma praised this initiative and congratulated AstroSage team.

    DD Tiwari, AstroSage’s Chief of Retail, sheds more light, “We’re already the biggest astrology website. Also, we have recently crossed 15 million downloads in Android organically. But, India is a huge country and there are people who cannot be touched just by staying online. This retail chain would be within arm’s reach for those who want to see things themselves before doling out their hard earned money. Galaxy AstroSage is definitely going to be the engine of growth in a market like India for startup ecosystem.”

    We hope that you’ll like this initiative taken by AstroSage and it proves to be useful to you. Thank you for the love and support!

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    Accurate analysis, precise predictions! To make 2019 bright and prosperous, AstroSage introduces Trikal Samhita 2019 - Personalized Kundali Based Predictions.

    New Year brings with itself new expectations and opportunities. Everyone seems excited to know more about the upcoming year and what future holds for them. Will I get a promotion in job or get married? Will my business be successful? By any chance will I be able to travel abroad? AstroSage offers “2019 Trikal Samhita”, which can be considered as the one-stop solution to all your queries. Its biggest feature is that it provides horoscope-based predictions, which is completely different from the common horoscope published in various papers and magazines. Horoscope based prediction means that the forecast is made on the basis of your date of birth, time and place. Hence the predictions given in the 2019 Trikal Samhita are completely personal as well as accurate.

    In 2019 Trikal Samhita, you will find accurate predictions related to jobs, education, career, business, health, marriage, love and family life etc. along with remedies and solutions. Apart from this, get information about Raj Yoga appearing in the kundali this year and its effects on your life.

    Main Features of 2019 Trikal Samhita

    • 2019 Trikal Samhita is a detailed kundali- based forecast prepared under the supervision of 100+ Vedic scholars and expert astrologers. AstroSage's CEO and renowned astrologer Punit Pandey has consulted and taken the guidance of more than 100 astrological scholars before preparing this. By using ancient methods of Vedic astrology, 2019 Trikal Samhita is prepared and predictions are provided, which are more reliable and accurate.
    • Predictions based on Birth Chart- Considering the importance of birth chart, 2019 Trikal Samhita has been prepared. One one hand, where birth chart offers future predictions about whole life, on the other, kundali based yearly predictions shed light on what future holds out for the native in that particular year. This annual prediction is obtained through the detailed study of Tajik Varshphal System, Planetary Transits and Positions.
    • Career, Wealth, Business, Education, Marriage, Health- Every person wishes for a nice job, successful business, prosperous wealth and good health, but it’s not possible for everyone to attain what desired. Not every time circumstances are the same, and challenges will always come in your way. If there are questions about your job, promotion, health or marriage in your mind, 2019 Trikal Samhita gives you the answer.
    • Raj Yoga & Luck- A person reaches the heights of success with his fortune, hard work, ability to struggle under-pressure and karma. But the question then shines: when will luck favor you? Finding the right moment seems difficult as such, but with the help of astrology, one can get desired answers to all the questions. In fact, in every horoscope, the position of planets and nakshatras creates Raj yoga and other special yoga under special circumstances. With their influence, the fate of a man shines and he can attain immense success. In 2019 Trikal Samhita, you will find information about various raj yogas appearing in your kundali this year.
    • Remedies for Success in 2019- Success and failure is a part of life. We always try to dissolve the difficulties and challenges in life and attain success. Vedic astrology describes solutions and remedies for every problem. Effective measures related to job, education, business, career, marriage, love and family life etc. have been given in the 2019 Trikal Samhita.
    • Effective Remedies for 2019- Sometimes, little things can change the fate of a man. You must have been suggested to wear a specific color on a specific day, or go in a specific direction to achieve success. It may sound a little strange, but there are instances describing in detail about these things in Vedic Astrology. In the same manner, in 2019 Trikal Samhita will tell you about your favorable direction, day, number, gem and metal. With the help of these details, you can create strategies to ensure success in various tasks.

    Do’s & Don’ts in 2019 

    If we can find out one small problem or mistake that can lead to a big mess for us in future, it is natural that there won’t be such issues. Keeping these things in mind, there are tips and suggestions provided in 2019 Trikal Samhita for you to follow and make your year prosperous and successful. These tips are based on ancient studies of Vedic Astrology, which are effective in nature. Remedies have been given for problems related to marriage, education, job and business etc.

    Strength of Year 2019: Evaluating Your Future

    After analyzing various aspects of your life in detail, how will be the year 2019 for you from astrological point of view? The answer will be found in the form of Strength of the Year in 2019 Trikal Samhita. In this, astrological predictions for the whole year will be evaluated, and success rate will be revealed. With its help, you will be able to plan ahead to ensure stability and success.

    2019 Trikal Samhita is a detailed horoscope-based annual prophecy prepared under the guidance of more than 100 scholarly astrologers. Every aspect of your life has been discussed very closely in this. Ups and downs in career, job, business, education, marriage, family and health in the year 2019 have been evaluated, hereby ensuring 2019 Trikal Samhita proving to be beneficial for you.

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    Read monthly horoscope for November 2018 to know the status of your job, business, health, career, love and family.
    The month of November has begin! It has come with its first week loaded with festivals and celebrations. Diwali, the festival of victory and lights, will be observed on the 7th of this month. But what the stars say for your zodiac sign this month? Read to know. 

    This month, 8 zodiac signs will experience the blessings of the almighty as there are signs of something auspicious happening in their lives. As per the astrological perception, the advent of the year’s most prominent festival season beginning with Dhanteras, make the occasion a happy and prosperous one for all. There could be major changes in your life. The days seem to be shorter, weather feels pleasant and also constellation do change their way. With so many changes going around, probability of a change in your emotions or mindset is high. 

    Addressing the changes in zodiac signs, Librans will come under the influence of Venus and personal life of all the individuals might experience certain changes. It will be of more significance during this phase. In the month of November, a transit of Mars will affect Pisces sign. They may stay upset and try to conceal their thoughts. 

    Religious aspects making the month of November significant are:

    Rama Ekadashi on 3rd, Masik Shivratri and Dhanteras on 5th, Nark Chaturdashi on 6th, Diwali and Ashwin Amavasya on 7th, Goverdhan on 8th, Bhai Duj on 9th, Children’s day on 14th, Virishchik sakranti on 16th, Devuthani Ekadashi on 19th, Pradosh Vrat on 20th, Kartik Purnima on 23rd and Sankashti Chaturthi on 26th. Along with these several shubh muhurats are there during this month. 

    Let’s know the horoscope for this month: 

    This horoscope is based on moon signs. Click to know your Moon Sign


    The month will bring success, fame and stability to your life. You are likely to make significant gains on several fronts….Read more


    This month, some pending work will get completed. You will be overall happy with the children, but might have to face some mental stress and apprehension.….Read more


    In the beginning of the month, you might get some positive news related to children. In the midst of a lot of stress and disturbance, you might end up making some huge financial gains.….Read more


    The planet Mars is Uccha Rashi in the first week of this month. Despite roadblocks, you will be able to succeed in your financial or business endeavors….Read more


    You are an ambitious person. You perform any work with conviction and sincerity due to which you always achieve success….Read more


    You have good thinking and reasoning skills, hence you are generally able to make sound decisions.….Read more


    You are a wise and intelligent person. You always perform tasks with care and thoughtfulness. You make sound decisions that lead you to success and personal growth.….Read more


    You are stubborn and have an inflexible bent of mind. You are also impatient and try to finish things before time.….Read more


    This month, few professional differences with colleagues or partners might arise that might disturb your professional or work life….Read more


    You will get ample opportunities for financial growth and progress; however, you might have to face several roadblocks along the way.….Read more


    You are thoughtful and possess a serious bent of mind. You manage all tasks with care and utmost responsibility.….Read more


    Due to mental stress or frustration, your work life might get affected significantly. It might impair your decision making capabilities and slow down progress in work or profession….Read more

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    Shop for good luck this Dhanteras! Dhanteras is the day when shopping is a ritual. People go out to purchase gold, precious articles, utensils etc. this day and believe that Maa Mahalakshmi will visit their house if they welcome her this way. Read to know which zodiac sign must purchase what to make this Diwali a prosperous one and buying what should be avoided to make the coming year lucky for you.

    Dhanteras Puja Muhurat 2018

      Dhanteras Puja Muhurat 2018
    Puja Muhurat
    From 18:07:35 to 20:03:25
    1 hr 55 min
    Pradosh Kaal
    From 05:33:32 to 20:10:07
    Vrishabh Kaal
    From 18:07:35 to 20:03:25

    Note: Above table shows muhurat for New Delhi. Click to know the time for your city.

    The festival of Dhanteras will be celebrated on November 05 this year. It falls exactly two days before Diwali. It is a tradition to purchase household goods on this day. It is believed that an individual who purchases utensils this day for his/her house pleases Maa Lakshmi and is blessed with good wealth. In Hindu Shastras, certain things are not supposed to be bought on Dhanteras. Astrologically, native of every zodiac sign must purchase specific items to lead a year full of prosperity.

    Let us understand what you must buy this Dhanteras to get the blessings of Maa Lakshmi.


    • Arians must buy copper utensils this Dhanteras.
    • It is seen that drinking water from a copper vessel is good for health and eliminates toxins from your body.
    • You should wear clothes of red color to beget best results.


    • Offer Sphatik mala to Maa Lakshmi.
    • You may also wear it around your neck to strengthen your monetary position.
    • Those experiencing instability in their life should purchase a cow made of Gorara stone and establish it in their workplace.


    • On this special occasion, purchasing a pen made of silver and offering it to Lord Ganesha before using it yourself is advised.
    • Those who are shy or have voice-related problems like fumbling, stammerings etc, must wear clothes of green colour this Dhanteras.
    • Plant a Ashok tree in the southern direction of the garden area of your house. This will help you get rid of diseases and bring peace to your life.


    • Buy a ring with a pearl-studded on it. Offer it to Lord Ganesha and then wear it.
    • Take a white handkerchief on Dhanteras, and use it to cover your head while Diwali pujan.
    • This will boost your self-confidence and remove obstacles from your path.


    • You must purchase the idol of Lord Sun made of copper this Dhanteras. Establish it in your office for best results.
    • You will be confident and receive recognition as well as respect.
    • While performing Diwali puja don’t forget to use Kesar (saffron). Apply it on your forehead as tilak.


    • The idol of Lord Ganesha you will buy for this Diwali must be made of either green leaves or Onyx stone.
    • Establish it at your home and decorate your house with precious objects made of elephant teeth.
    • This will bring mental peace and good health.


    • Diamond is what you must purchase and offer to the almighty this Dhanteras.
    • Crystal ball must be used for decorations.
    • Positive energy will flow in your house by doing so.


    • Establish a tree made with red stones at your office or home.
    • Offer red colored clothes to Lord Hanuman and wear them.
    • This will clear your ways of all the hurdles stopping your path and open up the doors for monetary gains.


    • Buy a gold ornament this Dhanteras.
    • Pyramid made of Bronze must be established in the North-east of your house.
    • Those suffering from Liver diseases must buy clothes of yellow colour. Offer them to Lord Vishnu and then wear them.


    • Buy steel utensils this Dhanteras.
    • You may wear Neelam stone (Amethyst) this festival season.
    • This will bring harmony and prosperity in your house. The conflicts and arguments will end.


    • Purchasing steel utensils will be lucky for the natives of Aquarius sign.
    • Go to a temple and plant a shami tree.
    • This will open up the doors of good luck and bring stability to your life.


    • Get a pair of goldfish from the market and put them in an aquarium in the North-east corner of your house.
    • A gold chain must be worn by you after offering it to Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha.
    • New opportunities at the workplace and feeling of empathy will increase.

    If you go by these norms, Maa Lakshmi will bless you and your family this Diwali and fill the house with health, wealth and prosperity. The whole year will be beautiful as luck will shine upon you.
    Mrs. Dipti Jain
    Mrs. Dipti Jain is a renowned Vastu expert, popular for plant vastu, pyramid vastu, fengshui, aroma therapy, face reading, color therapy, palmistry and vastu visits. Rewarded with some popular awards, she is a popular name in electronic media and spiritual writing.

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    How to please Maa Lakshmi and seek her blessings? Read the prediction for your zodiac sign to know how prosperous this Diwali will be for you.

    With the advent of the second week of November, preparations for Diwali are at the highest peak. Dhanteras will mark the beginning of a five day long festive season that will spread smiles. Diwali is known as the festival of lights. It symbolizes the victory of good over bad. Read to know if this Diwali you will be blessed with a fortune? The zodiac signs Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Scorpio, Aquarius and Pisces will experience extremely beautiful moments of life. Success will touch your feet and you will grow professionally. Maa Lakshmi will bless you with prosperity. While other zodiac signs need to perform some remedies to receive the same.

    Astrologically and on religious grounds, the month of November is of great significance. Dhanteras, Diwali, Bhai Dooj as well as the transit of Mars is taking place this month. This is an auspicious time when Lord Kuber has unlocked the box of fortunes. Read to know how this week of festivals will be for you.

    हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें

    Click here to know your Moon Sign: Moon sign Calculator


    The natives of Aries moon sign will be busy this week in maintaining the harmony between family and professional life......Read More


    A dream may come true and happiness will be in full swing. You will enjoy creative artworks and spend your money on such things...Read More


    Turbulence in your family and professional life is indicated by the stars....Read More


    The sign of a journey dominates your horoscope this week. Family will be happy in this festive season..... Read More


    Delicious food and free time with family and friends is nothing less than a blessing.....Read More


    Big achievements are on their way this week. A deal may crack for which you were earnestly trying.....Read More


    Your behaviour will be variable this week and aggression can be clearly seen. On the contrary, your ability to convince also will increase...Read More


    Knowledge and wisdom will bring gains to you. Continue striving for your goals at your workplace....Read More


    You will enjoy religious occasions as well as materialistic life this week. You will even spend lavishly on them.....Read More


    Income from more than one source will make you happy. Efforts made previously will show results....Read More


    Businessmen of Aquarius moon sign will come in contact with foreign clients and earn benefits from them.....Read More


    A religious trip, pilgrimage or journey to overseas is predicted this week. Your knowledge will be appreciated....Read More

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    On Narak Chaturdashi, Mars is changing its position. Know how the transit of Mars in Aquarius moon sign on Narak Chaturdashi affects your life? Which zodiac signs need to be careful and which will receive benefit, know now.

    Also known as Choti Diwali, Narak Chaturdashi is observed on the chaturdashi or fourteenth day (one day before Amavasya) during Krishna Paksha in the month of Kartik. This day is highly significant in Hinduism and also goes by the name Yam Chaturdashi and Roop Chaturdashi. This year, it is celebrated today, i.e. 6 November 2018. 

    Shubh Muhurat for Narak Chaturdashi
    Time for Abhyang Bath
    From 04.59.00 to 06.36.23 AM
    1 hour 37 minutes  

    On the evening of Narak Chaturdashi, people light diyas in the evening. There’s a tradition of worshiping Lord Yamraj on this day, and one wishes to get rid of any chance of untimely death and gain better health. Apart from this, it is also believed that before sunrise on the fourteenth day, taking a bath after applying sesame oil on the body and dipping Apamarga leaves in water leads to freedom from fear of Hell, and the native attains Heaven. But this year, Mars is transiting on the day of Narak Chaturdashi, which is why this year is going to be very special.

    हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें

    Planet Mars in Vedic Astrology symbolizes courage, strength, physical energy, as well as ego. It rules Aries and Scorpio moon signs. It is exalted in Capricorn sign while debilitated in Cancer. Planet Mars also rules Mrigashira, Chitra and Dhanishta Nakshatra. In Kundli, if Mars is in a strong position, an individual becomes bold, energetic and stout. But if it is weak, one suffers from blood disorders and muscle related diseases.

    The duration of a transit of Mars is one and a half month, since it changes its zodiac sign every 1.5 months. On Tuesday, November 06, 2018 at 8:49 AM, it will transit into Aquarius moon sign. It will remain in the same position till 23
    rd December 2018, Sunday up to 1:20 PM. This transit will affect people of different zodiac signs in a different manner. Also, read puja vidhi for Narak Chaturdashi and find out how it will affect the planetary transit and various zodiac signs.

    Let us read the effect of this transit on you.

    Click here to know your Moon Sign: Moon sign Calculator


    The red planet will move into your eleventh house, which signifies ambitions, achievements, and long journeys.….Read more


    The aggressive planet Mars will be transiting in your tenth house, the house of career, profession, and fame & recognition.….Read more


    Mars will be transiting in your ninth house, which is the house of mentor, fame, and religious outlooks and intensity.….Read more


    The dogmatic planet, Mars will move into your eighth house, which stands for life longevity, big changes and transformation.….Read more


    Mars will enter your seventh house which stands for partnership, business life, and foreign associations.….Read more


    The assertive planet, Mars will be entering your sixth house which is the house of health, fitness, occupation and hard work.….Read more


    The red planet will move into your Fifth House, which stands for intellect, education, and love affairs.….Read more


    Mars will transit in your fourth house, which symbolizes comforts, luxuries, family, mother, vehicles and property.….Read more


    The planet Mars will be transiting in your third house, which symbolizes skills, efforts, and younger siblings.….Read more


    The fiery planet, Mars will transit into your second house, which symbolizes speech, communication, immediate family and financial sturdiness.….Read more


    The assertive planet, Mars will move into your first house. The transit presages that you might get hit under the collar during this time.….Read more


    The red planet Mars will move through your Twelfth house, which suggests sleeping disorders, foreign associations and trips….Read more

    AstroSage wishes you the very best for this festive season!

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    Diwali is known to be one of the biggest and most important festivals in Hinduism celebrated on the day of Amavasya in the month of Kartik. This year, Diwali is celebrated today, i.e. on 7 November 2018, all around the country. It is believed that on the same day, Lord Ram, along with mother Sita and Lakshman, returned to Ayodhya after fourteen years of exile. On this occasion, natives of Ayodhya lit diyas using ghee in their homes, due to which the black night of Amavasya glazed with bright light. Therefore, Diwali is also called Prakash Utsav or Festivals of Lights. 
    The festival of Diwali aesthetically reflects the victory of light over darkness. Rituals of this festival are observed for over a period of five days, but the main festival of Diwali is celebrated during the night on the New Moon of Pratipada. Goddess Lakshmi is specially worshiped on this day. Deepdan, Dhanteras, Govardhan Pooja, Bhai Dooj etc. are celebrated along with Diwali.

    Auspicious Muhurat
    Laxmi Puja Muhurat
    From evening 17:59 to 19:55 PM
    Pradosh Timings
    From evening 17:32 बजे to 20:09 PM
    Vrishabh Timings
    From 17:59 to 19:55 PM

    Note: This Muhurat is effective in New Delhi. Learn the Diwali puja muhurat for your city.

    When Diwali Is Celebrated?

    • At the time of Pradosh on Amavasya during the month of Kartik, Diwali (Mahalaxmi Pujan) is observed. The most prevalent and valid period is when the time of Amavasya does not overlap or intersect with the Pradosh Kaal, after which it is valid to celebrate Diwali on the second day.
    • At the same time, many people also believe that if the date of Amavasya does not fall during the Pradosh Kaal for two days, then in such a situation, Diwali should be celebrated on the first day itself.
    • Apart from this, according to astrology, if the date of Amavasya does not fall, and after Chaturdashi, Pratipada begins directly, then Diwali should be celebrated on the date of Chaturdashi.

    Diwali Puja Rituals

    • Firstly, it is necessary to worship Lord Ganesha when carrying out Diwali Puja. After that, bathe the idol of Lord Ganesha and offer new clothes and flowers.
    • After worshipping Lord Ganesh, start Laxmi Pujan.
    • Put the idol of Maa Lakshmi at the altar, join hands and pray for her to come in your house and bless your family.
    • After that, bathe the idol of Maa Lakshmi. It is auspicious to bathe her firstly with water, then Panchamrit and then water.
    • Offer clothes, jewelry and garland to Mother Lakshmi after bathing.
    • Offer perfume to the idol of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha and apply the Kumkum tilak.
    • Now light the incense stick and offer rose flowers at mother's feet.
    • When worshipping during the auspicious Muhurat on Diwali, offer 11 or 21 rice to Maa Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha and do the aarti. After that, circumambulate around them and offer food.
    • After that, distribute the prashad amongst family members and wish them a Happy Diwali.

    What to do on Diwali?

    • On the day of Diwali or Kartik Amavasya, taking a bath after applying oil on the body is considered to be auspicious. It is said that by doing so, o harm comes by throughout the year.
    • It is believed that other than kids and elderly people, natives must fast on this day and must break it only after carrying out the Mahalaxmi Pujan.
    • On Diwali, offerings must be made to ancestors and forefathers.
    • During Pradosh Kaal, light a Diya, keep it on your hand and show ancestors the way to salvation. Using other means as well you can show the path to ancestors. It is believed that by doing so, ancestors attain moksha.
    • It is also believed that before Diwali during midnight, people must sing songs, bhajans and make merriments. By doing this, one gets rid of impoverishment.

    Diwali has its special importance both in spiritual and social form. In Hindu scriptures, Diwali symbolizes victory of spiritual light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, truth over lies and good over evil.

    AstroSage team hopes for a prosperous Diwali. May the grace of Mata Lakshmi be always on you and you attain happiness and prosperity in your life.

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    Read about Govardhan puja and religious rituals. Festival of Govardhan Puja will be observed with merriment nationwide tomorrow, read about its religious significance.

    After Diwali, Govardhan Puja is celebrated with great enthusiasm. This festival, celebrated on the Pratipada of Kartik Shukla Paksha, is dedicated to agricultural work and raising livestock. That is why this festival is celebrated with highest levels of excitement in rural areas. According to mythological beliefs, in the Dwapar era, Lord Krishna highlighted the importance of worshiping Govardhan hill, doing agricultural work and raising animals or livestock. On this day, cows, bulls and other agricultural animals are worshiped. The festival of Govardhan Puja also remarks the special significance of cow in our culture. It is celebrated with great delight all over India but in Uttar Pradesh, especially in Mathura, Vrindavan and Gokul, this festival is celebrated with high zeal.

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    Govardhan Puja, 8 November 2018

    Govardhan Puja: Morning Muhurat
    From 06:37:54 to 08:48:38 AM
    Govardhan Puja: Evening Muhurat
    From 15:20:50 to 17:31:34 PM

    Note: This Muhurat is effective in New Delhi. Learn the govardhan puja muhurat for your city.

    Govardhan Puja

    As per Vedas, worshipping gods such as Lord Varuna, Lord Indra, Lord Agni is considered of highest importance. Our life depends on numerous elements of nature, which are animals, crops, rain etc, and we must respect and thank God for creating such a beautiful ecosystem. Through Govardhan Pooja, we express our gratitude for all natural resources.

    • On this day, a figure of Govardhan hill is made from cow dung in the courtyard of the house. In the Braj region (Mathura, Vrindavan, Barsana etc.), small figures of cow-calves, shepherds and gopis along with Govardhan hill are also created.
    • The figure of Govardhan hill made from cow dung is decorated with gulal, colors, peacock feathers, flowers and leaves.
    • After sunset, the figure of Govardhan hill should be worshipped with sacred thread or roli, flowers, incense sticks etc. Milk, curd and dishes much be offered as well.
    • After doing Pooja and offering Naivedyam, walk or circumambulate around the Govardhan hill.

    Circumambulation of Govardhan

    On the occasion of this festival, circumambulating around Govardhan Hill is considered of great significance. This is the reason that on this day every year, lakhs of pilgrims travel to the sacred place Govardhan, a pilgrimage site located in Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh. Govardhan Parikrama stretches to a total of 21 kms, and every person, according to their reverence, performs this activity. One can walk all the way to the end or use a vehicle. After completing the Parikrama, devotees worship at the Giriraj temple situated on the Govardhan mountain.

    Festival of Annakoot

    Annakoot festival is observed before 12 o'clock on the day of Govardhan Puja. Annakoot means 'a heap of grain'. The food made from Kharif crops is offered to Lord Krishna, and then the Kharif harvest is put to use.

    Mythological Story Behind Govardhan Puja

    According to mythological beliefs, Devraj Indra once became proud of his powers and due to this, Lord Krishna decided to destroy his arrogance. According to the legend described in Vishnu Purana, Gokul natives used to happily worship Indra Dev in hopes of flourishing rain and green harvest. But once Krishna said that people should worship the Govardhan mountain for good rain and cattle fodder. By agreeing to Krishna’s point, Gokul natives started worshiping the Govardhan Hill.

    Hearing this, Devraj Indra got angry and ordered for heavy rainfall as a revenge for this insult. In order to protect Gokul, Lord Krishna lifted the Govardhan mountain on his little finger. When Lord Indra came to know that Lord Shri Krishna himself is protecting the natives of Gokul, he apologized and offered his prayers. Since then, Govardhan Puja began.

    AstroSage wishes its readers a Happy Govardhan Puja!

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    Read the significance of worshipping Chitragupta on Bhai Duj and the legend of Yam and Yami. This November 09, 2018, celebrate the festival of love between a brother and sister.

    The last day of Diwali festive season is Bhai Dooj. This is also called Yam Dwitiya. As per Hindu Panchang, this festival is celebrated on the Dwitiya tithi of Kartik month’s Shukla Paksha. Mythologically, it is believed that the son of Sun - Yam went to visit his sister Yami. She welcomed her brother and offered food. In return, Yam presented Yami with gifts. Yami also applied tilak on her brother’s forehead. Since that day Bhai Duj or Yam Dwitiya is celebrated. It is believed that those who celebrate Bhai Duj are blessed by Lord Yam. Chitragupta - the record keeper of Lord Yam is also worshipped on this day.

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    Muhurat for Bhai Dooj 2018
    Auspicious time for Tilak
    From 13:10:02 to 15:20:30
    2 hrs 10 min

    Note: The time mentioned in chart is applicable to Delhi region. Click to know muhurat for your city.

    In different cities of India, Bhai Duj is celebrated by brothers and sisters with different names like Bhai Tika, Yam Dwitya, and Bhatra Dwitya. Girls apply tilak on the forehead of their brothers and offer sweets. They pray to Lord Yam to bless their brothers with a long life and bring prosperity to them. Brothers also shower love and gifts on their sisters.

    Tradition and Rituals

    • Decorate a plate with some kumkum, rice, sweets, flowers, diya and dry coconut.
    • Make a platform using rice and make your brother sit on it.
    • Apply tilak on his forehead during the shubh muhurat and make him eat sweets with your hands.

    Chitragupta Puja

    As per the legend, Lord Brahma gave a boon to Chitragupta ji on the occasion of completion of yajna. The boon was - Those who worship Chitragupta and his pen and ink, on the Dwitya of Shukla Paksha in the month of Kartik will go to Baikunth Dham and attain moksha. Since then, the day is dedicated to worship Chitragupta and his writing tools.

    Significance of Bhai Duj

    The story of Yam and Yami: As per the legend, the children of Lord Sun - Yam and Yami shared great affection for each other. When Lord Yam went to his sister’s house, she applied tilak on his forehead and offered him food. Being happy with the welcome his sister offered, Yam promised her that those sisters who will apply a tilak on their brother’s forehead must believe that their brothers need not fear untimely death. The day has been celebrated as Yam Dwitiya since then. It is believed that if you take a holy dip in river Yamuna on this day, you get rid of sins of past life and Lord Yam becomes happy with you.

    Lord Krishna and Subhadra: As per a saying, on the day of Bhai Duj, Lord Krishna killed the demon named Narakasur, after which he returned to Dwarka. His sister Subhadra, being happy to see her brother, decorated the place with lamps and welcomed Lord Krishna by applying tilak on his forehead. She prayed to God to bless her brother with a long life. The day is since then celebrated as Bhai Duj and sisters pray for the long life of their brothers.

    AstroSage wishes all its readers, a Happy Bhai Dooj!

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    With Chhath this week, read major predictions! Find out about your health and professional life, and opportunities coming in way.

    The month of November has began. This week, the natives of Leo, Scorpio and Pisces will have positive indications. In matters of career, job, business, education, love and family the natives of these moon signs will receive good news. Read weekly horoscope (Nov 12-18) to know what special stars have for you this week. Also this week, Chhath Puja will be celebrated. From November 11 to November 14, this ancient Vedic festival of honoring the prime source of energy will be observed.

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    Click here to know your Moon Sign: Moon sign Calculator


    A long journey appears to be happening this week. Your efforts will help you reap their benefits. There will be financial gains and you will have peace of mind.......Read More


    The position of planets indicates stress and tension. This week you must take some precautions as your health appears weaker....Read More


    A challenging week is welcoming you. Your competitive spirit will come into play and you will overpower the struggles.....Read More


    Getting hitched in a conflict is highly possible. Avoid such situations. You may win an argument but will undergo a huge amount of stress to win it...... Read More


    Peaceful and quality time with the people you love makes the week extraordinary. This festive season, you and your family will enjoy, celebrate and make the most of it......Read More


    The position of Saturn suggests stress in family. Your health might also get influenced. Communication skills you possess can prove to be beneficial......Read More


    Mixed results in this week will keep you a little dissatisfied. You will be busy and taking time for family will seem an impossibility....Read More


    You will continue achieving your goals owing to your hard work this week too. Your knowledge and intellect will prove to be useful....Read More


    In your family, there could be some argument leading to stress and restlessness. Try to control your anxiety.....Read More


    Care, attention and precaution are the three words you need to keep in your mind this week. The stars are indicating that your health will be weak....Read More


    Saturn suggests challenges. Although increase in income will make you happy, mental stress will trouble you.....Read More


    Pilgrimage or a visit to religious place is predicted. Meet your guru or elderly people you respect....Read More

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    Chhath Puja begins today! Six days after Diwali, the mega festival of Chhath Puja is celebrated with high fervor and certain puja rituals are followed. Let's read the puja vidhi and know auspicious muhurat of Chhath. Along with that, read the importance of Sandhya (Evening) Arghya and Usha (Morning) Arghya as well.

    Chhath Puja Muhurat 2018 for New Delhi, India
    13 November Sandhya Arghya, Sunset Timings
    17:28:46 PM
    14 November Usha Arghya, Sunrise Timings
    06:42 :31 AM

    Note: Above mentioned muhurat is applicable within New Delhi. Click here to know the Chhath Puja muhurat for your city.

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    The festival of Chhath is widely celebrated on the Shukla Shashti in the month of Kartik in the regions of Bihar, Jharkhand and East Uttar Pradesh. Amongst all major festivals, Chhath Puja is considered to be one of the biggest celebrations in these regions and commemorated with high zeal and enthusiasm. On this day, Chhath Mata and Lord Sun is worshiped. Although it’s a four-day affair, but third and fourth day is of great significance, which is also known as Sandhya (Evening) Argya and Usha (Morning) Arghya.

    Worship Chhath Mata and Lord Sun This Way!

    On the day of Chhath Puja, the Chhathi Maiya is specially worshiped. According to a mythological belief, Chhath Puja is specially done by women for the longevity of their children. It is believed that the Chhathi Maiya, who is also known as Sashthi Mata, is especially known to be the Goddess who blesses children with a long, healthy life. She is also considered as the form of Mother Katyayani, who is locally hailed as the Chhathi Maiya.

    Chhath Puja: A Four-Day Festival

    • First Day: Nahaye Khaye

    Chhath Puja begins on this very special day. On this day, women who are keen on fasting wake up early in the morning and take a bath. They clean the house and consume vegetarian food only.

    • Second Day: Kharna

    Second day of Chhath Puja is called as Kharna. On this day, women keep Nirjala fast (fasting without drinking water) throughout the day and in the evening, offer jaggery based kheer, fruits and ghee-applied chapatis to the gods as a prasad and then consume themselves along with distributing other members of the family.

    • Third Day: Sandhya Arghya

    Sandhya Argh is considered the most important during Chhath. On the Shashthi of Kartik Shukla during Sandhya Arghya, raw milk and water is offered to Lord Sun. On this day, all the fasting women reach the Ghats with their families, and keep thekua, rice sweets or laddus and fruits on bamboo made baskets in the form of Prasad. On the evening of Sandhya Arghya during the sunset, the Sun is offered Argya and folk songs and mythological stories related to Chhathi Mata is also heard.

    • Fourth Day: Usha Arghya

    Usha Arghya or offering water during Sunrise marks the end of the Chhath festival. Even before sunrise, fasting women reach the ghat and offer Arghya to the rising Sun. women who are fasting wish for the longevity of their kids and happiness of the family. After worshiping, all fasting women open their fast by eating the Prasad and drinking the Sharbat made by raw milk.

    Chhath Puja Rituals

    • Collect all these ingredients before the puja:
    • Plate, milk, glass, three bamboo baskets and three bamboo or brass winnowing baskets.
    • Coconut, sugarcane, sweet potato, grapefruit or big lemon, rosemary, red vermilion, rice, raw turmeric, water chestnut or Singhara.
    • Camphor, sandalwood, honey, betel leaves, betel nut, pears.
    • For prasad, keep Malpua, kheer puri, thekua, semolina pudding or suji ka halwa and rice laddus.

    Follow this method when giving Arghya: First of all, keep all the above mentioned items in the bamboo and brass baskets. After that, light an incense stick and diya in every winnowing basket. After that, offer arghya to Sun by stepping into the river or lake.

    Religious Significance

    Chhath Puja is known as the mega-festival celebrating religious and cultural faith. This festival marks a special significance about making special offerings or Arghya to Lord Sun. In Hindu mythology, major importance is given to Lord Sun, as he is the only God who can be seen directly by natives. Holy sun rays are powerful enough to eliminate diseases and make a man confident and healthy enough.

    On the occasion of Chhath, people worship Chhathi Maiya and Lord Sun especially for the longevity and health of their children. It is believed that if prayed with a honest and true heart, wishes get fulfilled.

    Astrological & Celestial Importance of Chhath

    If seen from astrological and celestial point of view, Chhath festival evokes highest importance because on the sixth day of Shukla Paksha, Sun gets located in the Southern Hemisphere of the Earth and it is considered as a special astronomical event. During this period, ultraviolet rays of Sun get accumulated within the Earth’s atmosphere in large quantities, hereby transmitting harmful effects to humans. In order to avoid such situation, Lord Sun is worshipped on the special occasion of Chhath and offered Arghya.

    We hope that you like this article based on the occasion of Chhath Puja. Happy Chhath Puja to all the readers!