Friday, 14 August 2015

Combustion of Planets: Venus & Jupiter

Combustion of Venus

Due to close proximity to the king of the planets Sun, combustion of Venus took place on 6 August 2015, at 18.00 pm and will remain in combust condition till 20 August 2015, 08.47 am. Venus, the planet of luxury and comfort, is also the significator of artistic pursuits and is feminine by nature. She makes our life comfortable by providing us materialistic pleasure and other objects of comforts. Thus, combustion of planet Venus is not considered as an assertive phenomenon in the cosmic council of planets. Reduction in smoothness in our day to day life is indicated by this transit. Those who are related with artistic pursuits, entertainment industry and service industry may experience suffering of some type to feel less fortunate and uncomfortable.

In our Vedic Astrology, Venus represents the life partner and hence, plays a very important role in Hindu Marriage System. She indicates the wife for a male person. When Venus gets combust no auspicious dates are available for marriage during that phase of combustion of Venus. In verbal language, it is termed as ‘tara dubna’ . Strength of Venus is highly important to determine the quality and quantity of marital bliss in one’s horoscope. If Venus is in combustion in a male person’s horoscope, then his married is question marked and there is a strong possibility of less conjugal bliss in his life. Conflict of ideas or of ideologies might be there within the couple to create tiff between the husband and wife.

Combustion of Jupiter

Jupiter will be in the state of combustion from 12 August 2015, 06.14 am till 7 September 2015, 10.40 am. The most auspicious planet of our universe, Jupiter, denotes justice, honesty, kindness and knowledge. So, combustion of Jupiter is not a positive happening in the planetary council. The system of judiciary may receive a setback during this period to create a feeling of helplessness in the mind of common people. Although the duration of combustion of Jupiter is only for 27 days, this astrological incident may leave its long lasting impression in the mind of masses. Another negative thing is occurring with Jupiter is receiving tenth aspect of Saturn from Scorpio sign.

In our Vedic Astrology, aspect (Drishti, in Hindi) of Saturn is not considered as a positive thing and among all the three aspects of Saturn, the tenth aspect is considered as most dangerous. At this moment, planet Jupiter is accompanying retrograde Venus and Mercury in Leo sign. The Sun and debilitated Mars are present together in Cancer sign, the previous sign of Leo. The very next sign to Leo, Virgo, is presently occupied by strong Rahu in His friendly sign. So, Jupiter is being hemmed between numbers of malefic planets, which is called ‘Paap Kartari Yog’ in our Astrological terms.

An auspicious or naturally benefic planet loses its assertiveness being hemmed between two or more malefic planets. The Sun is considered as a naturally malefic planet. And presently Mars is also transitting in His debilitated condition. Hence, planet Mars is also becoming powerless and with less assertive qualities. Rahu is well known for His negative qualities and making life of people vulnerable for a small mistake of them. So, at the same time, debilitation of Jupiter and ‘Paap Kartari Yog’ are making the situation more vulnerable.

Entry of the Sun in its Own Sign “Leo”: Its Impact on Your Sign

King of the planetary council, the Sun is entering into His own sign Leo on 17 August 2015, at 12.25 noon time to stay there for a month and to provide power and prejudice to the authority figures to make them more prominent and effective. The Moon, planet of intelligence, Mercury and planet of justice, Jupiter are already transiting through Leo sign and this association of the Sun, the Moon, Mercury and Jupiter may produce excellent results for the government machinery. Although the Moon will be there in Leo sign for a very short duration till 17 August 2015, 13.49 pm, but, still, this association of four planets in a sign may produce spectacular results or might even start to produce significant results.

Given the position of a minister, Jupiter is the planet of justice also. There could be some best feasible way out for ongoing logjam in the parliament and outside also to provide substantial relief for the government. Some projects may roll out for the welfare of common people and enhancement in current socio economic situation is predicted by this planetary configuration of the zodiac.

In our religious beliefs, this transit period of the Sun through His own sign Leo is not considered as a good period and no auspicious events takes place during this one month’s duration. There are no dates of marriage allotted during this month in hindu ‘Panchaang’. In West Bengal, seeing the face of a newly wed bride is this month is considered as inauspicious and thus, they send the newly wed bride to her parent’s house to stay there for this particular one month called ‘Bhaadra’. Auspicious events like house warming and foundation laying ceremonies are not advised during this ‘Bhaadra’ month.

Two significant festivals are going to take place during the Sun’s transit through Leo sign this year. One very popular festival is ‘Raksha Bandhan’ widely celebrated in northern India to mark the love between brothers and sisters. This year ‘Raksha Bandhan’ is going to be celebrated on 29 August, on the full Moon day. The other festival is ‘Shri Krishna Janmotsav’ famously known as ‘Janmashtami’, this festival comes after 8 days of ‘Raksha Bandhan’ on the 8th tithi, i.e., lunar day, of the dark lunar half, called Krishna Paksha, Ashtami tithi. Devotees keep day long fast and offer prayers and worship Lord Krishna at the midnight time, when Shri Krishna was believed to be born. In English calendar it will come on 5th of September 2015.

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 समस्त तिथियो मे एकादशी तिथि का विशेष धार्मिक महत्त्व है। हर महीने दो 'एकादशी' आती है। हर 'पूर्णिमा' और 'अमावस्या' के दस दिन बाद 'एकादशी' तिथि आती है याने कि एक शुक्ल पक्ष मे और एक कृष्ण पक्ष मे आती है। इस प्रकार एक महीने मे दो बार और बारह महीनो मे 24 एकादशिया आती है और जिस साल अधिक मास आता है उस बार दो एकादशियां और आ जाने से इनकी सख्या 26  हो जाती है। एकादशी का व्रत बहुत पुण्य फ़लदायी होता है। इस व्रत को करने से जाने अनजाने मे किये गये पापों से मुक्ति तो मिलती ही है साथ मे जितने भी प्रकार के दान होते है जैसे  स्वर्ण दान, भूमि दान, अन्नदान, गौ दान, कन्यादान तथा तपस्या, तीर्थयात्रा एवं अश्वमेध आदि यज्ञ करने से जो पुण्य प्राप्त होता है उतना ही एकादशी व्रत को करने से भी प्राप्त होता है।
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             श्रध्दा और भक्ति भाव के साथ एकादशी व्रत करना चाहिये। प्रात: काल नित्य क्रियाओ से निवृत्त होकर स्नानादि करके उपवास शुरु करना चाहिये। इस बात का खास ध्यान रहे कि दिन भर प्रभु के नाम की ही चिन्तन और मनन किया जाना चाहिये। सूर्य अस्त के उपरान्त हरि वन्दना करके भगवान को भोग लगाने के पश्चात अपना व्रत खोलना चाहिये। एकादशी तिथि के स्वामी विश्वेदेवा हैं और एकादशी का विशेष नाम ‘नन्दा’ भी है।
             यदि एकादशी तिथि सोमवार को पडे तो 'क्रकच योग' तथा 'दग्ध योग' बनाती है जो समस्त शुभ कार्यों के लिये उत्तम नही मानी जाती। इसके अलावा रविवार तथा मंगलवार को एकादशी तिथि आने पर मृत्युदा तथा शुक्रवार के दिन पडने से सिद्धिदायक होती है। एकादशी तिथि की दिशा आग्नेय है। भविष्य पुराण के अनुसार एकादशी को विश्वेदेवा की पूजा करने से धन-धान्य, सन्तति, मान सम्मान और समस्त प्रकार के भौतिक सुखों की प्राप्ति होती है। प्रत्येक माह में दो एकादशी आती है। जिनके नाम अलग-अलग है जो इस प्रकार है:-

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कामदा एकादशी चैत्र शुक्ल
वरूथिनी एकादशी  वैशाख कृष्ण
मोहिनी एकादशी वैशाख शुक्ल
अपरा एकादशी          ज्येष्ठ कृष्ण
निर्जला एकादशी ज्येष्ठ शुक्ल
योगिनी एकादशी आषाढ़ कृष्ण
देवशयनी एकादशी आषाढ़ शुक्ल
कामिका एकादशी श्रावण कृष्ण
पवित्रा एकादशी     श्रावण शुक्ल
अजा एकादशी          भाद्रपद कृष्ण
परिवर्तिनी एकादशी भाद्रपद शुक्ल
इंदिरा एकादशी         आश्विन कृष्ण
पापांकुशा एकादशी आश्विन शुक्ल
रमा एकादशी          कार्तिक कृष्ण
देव प्रबोधिनी            कार्तिक शुक्ल
उत्पन्ना एकादशी मार्गशीर्ष कृष्ण
मोक्षदा एकादशी मार्गशीर्ष शुक्ल
सफला एकादशी           पौष कृष्ण
पुत्रदा एकादशी           पौष शुक्ल
षटतिला एकादशी    माघ कृष्ण
जया एकादशी           माघ शुक्ल
विजया एकादशी  फाल्गुन कृष्ण
आमलकी एकादशी  फाल्गुन शुक्ल
पापमोचिनी एकादशी   चैत्र कृष्ण
पद्मिनी एकादशी अधिकमास शुक्ल
परमा एकादशी          अधिकमास कृष्ण

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