May 15, 2013: Sri Aadi Sankaracharya Jayanthi
May 16, 2013: Sri Ramanujachaya Jayanthi
Impact of Sani on various Rasis for the year 2008
During 2008, Sani moves in Simha Rasi. From the beginning of the year, Sani is in retrogression motion and will be in direct motion from May 3, 2008.
Maargaseersha / Margashirsha / Markali / Ogrohaeon
List of famous Hindu festivals and observations during the month of Margasira
Kaarthika / Karttika / Karttikai / Kartik
List of famous Hindu festivals and observations during the most holy month of the Hindu calendar
Diwali falls on October 28, 2008
Termed as the Festival of Lights, Diwali is a major festival celebrated in many Asian countries.
Dhanteras / Dhana Trayodasi on October 26, 2008
An auspicious day to pray to Lord Kubera, the Lord of Wealth/Finance
Asweejam / Aasveeyuja / Ashwina / Ashshin / Aippasi
List of famous Hindu festivals and observations during the second autumn month of the Hindu calendar
Dasarah Navaratrulu starts from September 30, 2008
The tenth day of the celebrations is Vijaya Dasami
Sri Krishna Asthami / Sri Krishna Janmashtami falls on August 23, 2008
Birthday of Lord Krishna, observed on Krishna Paksh of the month of Bhadrapada month of Hindu calender when the Rohini Star is ascendant
Rakhi / Raksha Bandhan on August 16, 2008
Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan represents relationship between brother and sister
Lunar Eclipse on August 16, 2008
Rahu grasta pingalavarna uttaragola apasavya Lunar Eclipse
Varalakshmi Vratam falls on August 15, 2008
Special Pujas for Goddess Lakshmi by the Hindu women community
Naga Panchami in August 2008
To be observed on August 6, 2008
Teej falls on August 4, 2008
Indian Women Festival observed by fasting and singing, dancing and praying for Goddess Parvati
The August Sravanam / Sravana Maasam / Aavani
Sravanam or Sravana Maasam is considered an auspicious month by the Indian women
Solar Eclipse on August 1, 2008
Ketu grasta Krishna varna dakshina gola apasavya Surya Grahanam to appear across various countries
Natives can please Lord Shiva on this day by offering Sivarachana on Arudra star will get immense results. It is beneficial to perform Rudrabhishekam to Lord Shiva on this day.
On this day, if the natives with utmost faith and sincerity offer prayers to Lord Vishnu will get their desires fulfilled. It may be noted that the natives have to be on fasting on this day. Due to fulfillment of desires by doing so, it is called as Kamikaiekadasi. On this day it is advised to recited Sri Ram namam for more benefits.
According to ancient texts, that Chaviti falls before moon rise is called Saksthahara Chaturdasi. On this day the natives have to perform 'Saksthahara Chaturdasi' vratam. On this day, the natives have to be on fasting and in the evening offer prayers to Lord Ganapati. It is also advised to recite Ganapati Stotra for four times will also gives benefit. Those who perform this vrata will get hurdles due to various reasons and will get good benefits.
Guru Poornima falls on July 19, 2008
The hope and assurance that Manava can become Madhava
Ashada sudda Ekadasi is otherwise called as Sayana Ekadasi, Harisayana Ekadasi and Toli Ekadasi. From this day on wards, Lord Sri Vishnu will go into sleep for four months and will woke up again on Karita sudda Ekadasi. This day, being the first one with Ekadasi both are coincided, this day is called Toli Ekadasi. From this day onwards, Lord Vishnu will come from Heaven to the earth and perform the duty of Dusta Sikshana and give proper way to the devotees. Devotees will perform puja with white sandal and recite Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam to seek His blessings. It is advisable to recite the sloka regularly to please Lord Vishnu. ' Twaya supte Jagannadha jagatusptam bhavedam, vibudewtatwa budwe tatstarwam sacharacharm'.
From this day on words, natives offer prayers to Goddess Lakshmi for one month. Daily offer prayers to Goddess with red flowers, roses, red sandal powder etc., To derive more financial benefits and to ward of the negative effects, natives perform this vratam. During this period donate green vegetables. It is believed that Goddess Lakshmi showers wealth to the natives who perform this vratam commencing in Ashadamasam.
On this day for pleasing the Lord Sri Suryanarayana Swamy, the natives have to undertake fasting. You should not eat alcohol and meat. Sleep on the floor and pray the God with red flowers. It is better to recite Surya Kavacham on this day. Due to this problems regarding eye and heart will not haunt you. During the period of Greeshmarutuvu, out of all Saptamis, this Saptami is considered is the best one for deriving benefits.
What's in store for Mithuna Rasi in 2008
Understanding how the year 2008 will be for the natives of Mithuna Rasi
What's in store for Vrushaba Rasi in 2008
Understanding how the year 2008 will be for the natives of Vrushaba Rasi
Lord Hanuman Jayanti falls on May 30, 2008
Hindus believe that praying Lord Hanuman will come to the rescue of the devotees at times of need
Moudyami Moodhami on May 10, 2008
Sukra Moudyami begins from May 10, 2008 to July 8, 2008 and again March 23, 2009 to April 1, 2009. Moodhami means dark. Ravi if having aspects with other planets, Graha war starts. As we are aware that Guru and Sukra are subha grahas. If these two planets moves close to Sun, this period is called Moudyami. During the period Moodhami, Guru and Sukra looses their strength. Hence, during this period no auspicious functions takes place.
Vasanta Navarastrostavams from April 7 to April 14, 2008
From Ugadi to Sri Rama Navami, all these nine days are called as Vasanta Navarastrosavams. On Ugadi day, devotees perform Kalasastapana on this day and welcome Goddess Ammavaru and performs puja on these nine day with different flowers. Every day, the offer one type of sweet as prasadam to Ammavaru. By performing the Navarastrosavams, people will get happiness, good health, wealth and what not. Regular recitation of Lalita Sahasranamam everyday during these nine days will benefits the natives.
Mahalakshmi Jayanti and Holi Poornima on March 21, 2008
This day is also called as Holi Poornima, Kamuni Punnami, Vasanta Punnami. On this day, the Holika demon who was killed on this day is called Holi. On this day in the wee hours, Demon Holika will be burnt in the morning in flames. There are so may stories in this text. One such is according to Purana, Raghu Mahraju killed the demon Holika. After performing the same, people will take bath and celebrate the Holi irrespective of age, creed, color, caste and what not. Some texts says that Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi was born on this day. We get the blessing of Goddess in Phalgunamasam Poornima day by performing Lakshmi Upasana. If one wants to win over enemies, it is advised to perform Chandi homam on this day.
Nrusimha Dwadasi on March 18, 2008
Natives will get benefited by reciting the Nrusimhavirbhava Adyayam in Bhagavatam on the evening time will be blessed by Lord Vishnu. It is also advisable to recite Lakshmi Nrusimha Karavalamba astakam to fulfill their desires and offer prayers to Lord Lakshmi Nrusimha Swamy on this day.
Amalaki Ekadasi on March 17, 2008
On this day, it is very famous for the devotees who perform rituals to Lord Vishnu. The lord blesses the natives who perform fasting and reciting Vishnusahasranam will be highly benefited. Those who donate food items to the poor will get their desired fulfilled.
Maha Shivaratri falls on March 6, 2008
Main festival of Lord Shiva
Lunar Eclipse on February 21, 2008
Eclipses perfectly visible in American continents and partially visible in Western Europe and Northwest Africa
Ratha Saptami (Sun God's Festival) falls on February 13, 2007
Main festival of Lord Sri Suryanarayana Swamy varu
Solar Eclipse on February 7, 2008
Four Eclipses to be experienced during the year 2008
Makar Sankranti / Pongal Falls on January 15, 2007
Popular harvest festival, particularly in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharastra
Market Trends 2008
Trends of Gold, Silver, metals and red colored items, mirchi, grams etc. and Company shares
Skanda Shasti on April 11, 2008