Saturday, 22 March 2014

Mundan Ceremony


Mundan is the ceremony of shaving the head of a child. It is performed for both the girls as well as the boys. In some communities, this practice of Mundan is accompanied with the ear piercing of the child. This ritual of shaving the head is considered to be very fortunate for the child as it signifies purity and that the child would be blessed with good health. Of course the child will get good hair also.
The Mundan ceremony, as per the Grhya Sutras, should be performed once the baby turns 12 months old or before the age of 3. If it is not possible to perform the ritual during the mentioned period, then the ritual will have to wait until the child turns 7. Now-a-days, the ritual Mundan is performed during the 1st, 3rd, 5th or 7th year. It is usually avoided to do the ritual during the even year, i.e. 2nd, 4th and so on. Mundan ceremony is a very grand occasion in many homes. It is considered very auspicious if the Mundan of the first child is performed at the Kuldevta temple. Mundan ceremony is considered important in many religions. Muslims conduct this ceremony by applying curd on the child’s hair before shaving the head. Mundan ceremony also goes by many names such as Chaula or Chudakarana.
Mundan ceremony is considered as one of the most important Sanskars in Hinduism. It is the eighth Sanskar of the 16 Sanskars in the Hindu culture.
Many people also think that if the hair growth is more the child may not gain health and so getting Mundan done may be good for the child’s overall health and growth while some believe that Mundan helps the child to get good hair growth. Whatever the myths and whatever the beliefs Mundan ceremony has great significance in the Hindu religion.
After the head is shaved it  is covered with sandal paste to avoid any form of irritation. This ceremony is further continued by offering prayers to the God and getting blessings from the elders. The ritual is generally carried out at home; whereas some may perform the same in a temple or on the sacred Ghats of Ganga or Jamuna river. The hair are then collected by the parents and thrown into the river. This is essential so that the hair cannot be used in witch craft for harming the child and the parents or the family.
Performing Mundan ceremony at the right time (Shubh Muhurat) and date is very important. This auspicious Hindu ceremony is considered a must in many of the Hindu communities.
Mundan Muhurat table given below for the year 2014 has all the details like time and  date, so that this ceremony turns out to be good one for the  little one.
Hope the information given on Mundan helps you in performing this holy ritual. Make use of the  Mundan Muhurat 2014 and have a happy 2014!

Mundan Ceremony Muhurat 2014 Dates Table

 


Date
Tithi
 Day
Special comments
16 April
Vaishakh Krishna 1
Wednesday
Dwitiya conjoining in Swati
24 April
Vaishakh Krishna 10
Thursday
Before Bhadra
25 April
Vaishakh Krishna 11
Friday
In Shatbhisha
2 May
Vaishakh Shukla 3
Friday
Mrigshira conjoining in Tritiya
5 May
Vaishakh Shukla 6
Monday
Punarvasu conjoining in Saptami
12 May
Vaishakh Shukla 13
Monday
In Trayodashi
16 May
Jyeshtha Krishna 2
Friday
In Jyestha
21 May
Jyeshtha Krishna 7
Wednesday
In Saptami
26 May
Jyeshtha Krishna 13
Monday
In Ashwini
30 May
Jyeshtha Shukla 2
Friday
In Mrigshira
30 May
Aashadh Shukla 3
Monday
In Pushya
7 July
Aashadh Shukla 9
Monday
Dashmi conjoining in Swati

Friday, 14 March 2014

How to succeed?


Most of us usually wonder, why things work out to so well, only, for some, while others, face problems and hindrances. Inspite of the best efforts, many people face failure while others, with little efforts, just succeed. One of the contributing factors for success with ease, for such people can be the period in which these people commenced their work. It is certain, that there are some periods, which are beneficial while some periods are harmful.  Yes it is that way. PUSHYA AMRIT YOGA is one of those beneficial periods.

PUSHYA AMRIT YOGA is considered to be the most supreme of all Yogas in Astrology. It is the most important and also the most scared Muhurat yoga. Any task or work done during the Pushya Amrit Yoga Muhurat assures of success, if done with pure faith.

Pushya Amrit Yoga takes place a few times in a yearSo, one has to keep a track of the time it is going to happen, and to carry out the desired work, for success during that period. The most success yielding Pushya Amrit Yoga is when the Moon is in a transit and is in fourth, eighth or twelfth house during transit. Such a Pushya Amrit Yoga Muhurat will ensure that your work  attains  successful and positive results. This is a very powerful yoga which blocks negative effects of evil planets and counters the bad omens which could have caused harm or obstacles.
A word of caution- Pushya Amrit Yoga Muhurat should not be used to solemnize marriages. Secondly if the yoga happens to fall on a Friday, no work or ritual should be undertaken then.
How Pushya Amrit Yoga happens?
Pushya Nakshatra is the eighth Nakshatra. Its ruling planet is Saturn. The word Pushya has various characteristics as strength, consolidation, nourishment and care. Other important qualities of Pushya Nakshatra are opulence, propitious and good fortune
 According to Hindu astrology, the favorable alignment of stars on Pushya Nakshatra results in peace, prosperity and good fortune. Pushya Nakshatra increases the success and effectiveness of any work being undertaken during the period. Any work carried with devotion and perseverance on a Pushya Amrit Yoga Muhurat will yield success. The powers of Pushya Amrit Yoga are immense and it is difficult to numerate or explain them.
Many activities during this period are considered auspicious such as shopping for upcoming marriages, events and festivals. According to astrology, along with new items, Goddess Lakshmi comes and resides within the house for long time.
Those who are born under the Pushya Amrit Yoga are blessed with health, wealth and wisdom. These people obey their parents & laws and believe that nobody is above the law. Pushya Nakshatra increases our good karma and good efforts.

Importance of Pushya Amrit Yoga

The Pushya Nakshatra is responsible for forming Pushya Amrit Yoga. It is well known that Pushya Nakshatra has positive attributes and it yields positive results, therefore the Yoga formed by it results in many advantages.
The most auspicious Pushya Amrit Yoga happens when Nakshatra Pushya happens on   guruvar (Thursday, the day of Jupiter). This yoga is known as Guru Pushya Yoga or Guru Pushya Nakshatra Yoga or Guru Pushya Amrit Yoga. This Yoga comes very rarely in a year.(there is no Guru Pushya yoga in 2014 now) Guru Pushya yoga is auspicious for house warming, aksharabhyasam and in matters related to education.
And when Pushya Amrit Yoga happens on a Sunday it is known as Ravi Pushya Amrit Yoga.
The yoga of Nakshatra Pushya is so powerful that whichever day (except Friday)) it is, it is considered suitable time to start off any venture. You can initiate any work (except marriage) related to your family, job, education, career, investment, business as Pushya Amrit Yoga guarantees maximum possibilities of success in your endeavor.
Yet it would be more helpful and worthwhile to remember that Guru Pushya Amrit Yoga Muhurat occurring on Thursday is very important for financial and business gains; whereas, the Ravi Pushy Amrit Yoga Muhurat on a Sunday is very important for knowledge of Tantra and Mantra. Ravi Pushya Amrit Yoga will be extremely beneficial for initiating spiritual and religious activities and for performing pooja, havan or bhoomi poojan and other religious acts.
Importance of Ravi Pushya Yoga
1. Ravipushya yoga is very beneficial for installing any siddha yantra like Shree yantra, business enhancer yantra, prosperity enhancer yantra etc. 
2. If sun is generating malefic effects on horoscope any remedial puja or ritual done then the native will be rid of the malefic effects and get good results.
3. If Sun is beneficial in horoscope and if Ruby is worn on this auspicious day of Ravi Pushya Yoga, the native will be blessed with good fortune.
4. Marriage blockage can easily be removed by doing special pooja on Ravi Pushya Yoga day. 
5. Powerful rituals can be performed on this day for prosperity, financial well being and success. 
6. If someone is affected by chronic diseases then proper remedial measures can be started on this day which will give satisfactory result.
Given below are the dates for the upcoming months in 2014 for Pushyamrit Yoga, you can plan to carry out all your important task and auspicious work without any hassle then.
Date                    Day                             From                  Till
8 April
Tuesday
10-30
Sunrise
9 April
Wednesday
Sunrise
12-59
5 May
Monday
18-10
Sunrise
6 May
Tuesday
Sunrise
21-40
1 June
Sunday
25-58
Sunrise
2 June
Monday
Sunrise
28-50
29 June
Sunday
8-58
Sunrise
30 June
Monday
Sunrise
11-50
26 July
Saturday
15-10
Sunrise
27 July
Sunday
Sunrise
18-04
22 August
Friday
21-03
Sunrise
23 August
Saturday
Sunrise
24-01
18 September
Thursday
27-24
Sunrise
19 September
Friday
Sunrise
Sunrise
20 September
Saturday
Sunrise
6-22
16 October
Thursday
10-46
Sunrise
17 October
Friday
Sunrise
13-36
12 November
Wednesday
19-04
Sunrise
13 November
Thursday
Sunrise
21-40
9 December
Tuesday
27-37
Sunrise
10 December
Wednesday
Sunrise
23-00

Wishing you all the best and hope all your wishes and desires come true with the help of Pushya Amrit Yoga Muhurat in 2014. 

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Parents can make exams easy.

WE are in the mid of board exams (House/Bhava 3), for Class X and Class XII. The  final semester exams are also being held for most of the classes, with all the students(House/Bhava 1), parents (House/Bhava 4 and 9), and the teachers (House/Bhava 4), tensed, worried and just praying for the best results of their wards(House/Bhava 5).
Astrologically we can see how different House/Bhava  are getting activated during this period. Due to activation and involvement of many different houses lot of energy is generated. The generated energy is inter-related and therefore each native of the different house gets stressed.
Thus the exam time becomes  a stressful period but the worst sufferer in this is the student. The parents (House/Bhava 4 and 9), have the most important role, but they really fail to understand their role.
What should a parent (House/Bhava 4 & 9), do?
The first most important thing to remember now is that it is the attitude of the parents which is going to bring their child’s result. Believe me this is absolutely true. You now just need to make yourself (House/Bhava 4 & 9), and your child (House/Bhava 5), just relax and be confident. This can be achieved only if the parents (House/Bhava 4&9), have realistic expectations of their child. Every child born on this earth is unique and special but all children are not the same. All the children cannot be scoring 99% or A++. Accept your child for what he/she is and what the child can achieve because every person has limitations and failures. Remember your own days; you did not get 99% or A++ always. Acceptance is the best key for getting your child to perform well. Once the child feels trusted you will feel the child becoming more responsive and hardworking and producing the best results possible.
Every child has an ambition and has a dream which he/she wants to  fulfill. Yes children do dream and they do have goals and ambitions.  Just trust your child.
Exam time is no time for pushing your child. Instead it is time to boost their self esteem through your attitude and confidence in them. Be there to help and not reprimand. This will make the child positive because you have mirrored the positive behavior on to them. Once the positive thinking sets in, you and the child would have won half the battle. A negative mind is very stressful and will not be able to learn or concentrate. This will certainly affect the overall performance of the student. The student may loose interest (Ketu) and attention gets dispersed and in some cases leads to illness (House/Bhava 6) too. In worst cases this can be Makrana(death/suicide).
Now the question most of the parents have is how do we become positive. The first and the foremost thing to do is stop asking about the studies. Because when you think of studies you are going to be tensed up yourself and it gets radiated to the student immediately. The uneasy parent and child either have a conflict or the child gets depressed because of the parents attitude which usually is a reprimand. Do not get into this vicious cycle. Leave the studies to the student; it is not your job.
You can help the student to follow a fruitful time-table, where you must encourage the child to have some outdoor activity (Mars), specially walking, exercising, even going to the gym. This all helps the student   to get rid of the negative energy, freshen ups the mind and keeps the child healthy. But do ensure the student follows the time-table. There you can be very strict, but not to criticize but ensuring discipline (Saturn).
The students are themselves tensed up and if you can give them a positive listening they are bound to discuss their problems with you.  Just be there and listen, give advice if you can but do not be critical. Because just by talking and discussing many problems are solved. It clears up the mind and a solution may be found.
Next but not the least, the students do ignore their food. Many students like to binge. Give the students a healthy diet, and do include their favorite dishes, it will help as it is satisfying, which brings on the good hormones which make one feel good (Venus). A good and happy  frame of mind will be more attentive and learning (Mercury) will be better and easy .Venus and Mercury are friendly planets.
And really, do not ban the TV or their mobiles and internet. Yes do have discipline (Saturn) but let the student decide on these issues. Discuss the usefulness of these things and let the child know the limits and insist that the child enforces these himself. That is the only way to ensure minimum usage of these gadgets.
So best of parenting and exams!!