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Akshaya Tritiya

30 Apr

Akshaya Tritiya

Akshaya Tritiya falls on the third day of the Shukla Paksha of Vaishaka month, when the Sun and Moon are in exaltation, which happens only once every year.   In this Samvatsara, the date of Akshaya Tritiya is Monday the 13th May 2013.

It is widely celebrated in all parts of India by different sections of the society irrespective of their religious faith and caste. Akshaya Tritiya, also known as “Akha Teej”, is traditionally the birthday of Lord Parasurama, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. People conduct special Pooja on this day, bathe in holy rivers, donate to charity and worship Lord Ganesha & Goddess Lakshmi.

The word “Akshaya” means imperishable or eternal – that which never diminishes. Initiations made or valuables bought on this day are considered to bring success or good fortune. Buying gold is a popular activity on Akshaya Tritiya, as it is the ultimate symbol of wealth and prosperity. Gold and gold jewelry bought and worn on this day signify never diminishing good fortune. Indians celebrate weddings, begin new business ventures, and even plan long journeys on this day.

Hindus believe in the theory of “Mahurtha” or auspicious timings in every step in life – be it to begin a new venture or making an important purchase. Akshaya Tritiya is one such momentous occasion, which is considered one of the most auspicious days of the Hindu Calendar.It is believed, any meaningful activity started on this day would be fruitful.

It is also believed that this day marks the beginning of the “SatyaYug” – the first of the four Yugas. In the “Puranas”, there is a story that says that on this day of Akshay Tritiya, Vedavyasa along with Ganesha started writing the great epic Mahabharata. Ganga or Mother Ganges also descended to earth on this day.

It is further believed that people born during this time excel in spiritual life and their name will be eternally remembered. Those born during this period include Basaveshwara, Ramanujacharya, Adi Shankaracharya, Swami Chinmayananda and Buddha. If you look at the Hindu calendar, in the month of Vaishaka, all their Jayanthis are celebrated.

May Panchanga

30 Apr

May 2011 – Monthly Panchanga

   Khara Samvatsara – Uttarayana

    Vasantha Ritu –Vaishakaha Masa

Important events for the month of May is appended below for information and guidance

03 May 2011

  • New Moon

06 May 2011

  • Akshaya Thrithiya
  • Read the article under same heading under ‘Panchanga’
  • Sri Basaveshwara Jayanthi

07 May 2011

  • Sri Ramanujacharya Jayanthi

08 May 2011

  • Jupiter enters Aries. Jupiter is good in 2.5,7,9 & 11th from natal Moon.
  • For general results of this transit read the article under category ‘Transit’
  • Sri Shankaracharya Jayanthi

10 May 2011

  • Venus enters Aries. Venus is good in all places except 6 &10 from natal Moon

11 May 2011

  • Mercury enters Aries. Mercury is good in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 11 from natal Moon

15 May 2011

  • Sun enters Taurus. Sun is good in 3,6,10 & 11 from natal Moon
  • Haripada Punya kala
  • Pradosha

16 May 2011

  • Narasimha Jayanthi

17 May 2011

  • Buddha Poornima
  • Buddha Jayanthi
  • Satyanarayana Pooja

20 May 2011

  • Sankasta Chaturthi

27 May 2011

  • Hanuman Jayanthi

30 May 2011

  • Mercury enters Taurus. Mercury is good in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 11 from natal Moon
  • Pradosha

Disclaimer: This Almanac is published as an advisory only. Individuals are requested to use their Free will / discretion and consequently  the author is not responsible for any damage / loss suffered by them.

Graha Samaya

26 Apr
                                                     GRAHA SAMAYA
Avasthas of planets in general indicate the nature of effects the native is likely to experience during the major Dasha of that particular planet. Graha Samaya is also a system based on the ‘Avasthas’ of planets in a chart. As you are aware many classics like Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra, Sanketanidhi etc., have given many Avasthas and their interpretations. One more type of Avasthas has been described in ‘Jyothirsharnava Navaneetham’ which is called ‘Graha Samaya’. I have come across a Kannada classic titled ‘Lalita Jyothishya Chandrika’ which gives more details of this system than the former and the methodology of calculation is slightly different.
There are 27 Avasthas / Samayas and planets when they are placed in these exert a particular influence on the native. A list giving 27 Samayas and their interpretation is given below.
Sl No.
Avasthas / Samayas
Courage, good family, Progeny, Honour, Victory
Kingship, Acquisition of  gems, wealth, Authority
Tilaka / Gandha dharana
Safety, popularity, honour
Japa / Devadarshan
Victory over enemy, gain of land & Vehicle
Shiva Pooja / Prathana Samaya
Gain from land, unnecessary expenditure, Govt penalty
Homa /Aradhana
Grief, unsocial association
Vishnu Pooja / Jaya
Excellence in education
Dwirarchane / Vipraradhane
Acquisition of Kingdom, land, wealth & prosperity
Auspicious time, good vehicle
Giri Pradhakshina
Poverty, quarrel, Govt penalty
Bad omen, authority, Ascetic life style
Athithi Pooja
Enjoyment, education, gain of treasure
Enjoyment, loss of senses
Vidya Prasanga
Excellence, Brahmin Pooja,  quarrel, listening to scriptures
Kopa / Ahankara
Worry / depression, enmity
Happiness from woman, secret employment, windfall
Victory, experience near God feeling
Kireeta dharana
Happiness, higher authority, excellence in education
Happiness, sweet talk
Alasya / Thamasa
Fear, carelessness, indolence
Shayana / Nidra
Lack of happiness, excessive anger
Bliss, happiness
Kingdom, acquisition of friends
Dhanarjane /Stree Sallapa
Enjoyment, honour, wealth
Enjoyment, gain of wife / children, set backs in tasks
Gada Nedre
Loss of happiness, Govt penalty
Ratna Parikshe
Wealth, association with low grade women, deceit
The method of calculating the Graha Samaya is given below. For this let us consider a chart with following planetary disposition.
Reference Chart
1. Lagna – Tula
2. We want to find the Graha Samaya of Venus.
3. Venus is posited in 6th house from Lagna……Call this ‘A’
4. Count from Mesha where the Lagna is posited.
5. In this case, Lagna is 7th house from Mesha…..Call this ‘B’
6. Add A+B and multiply by 2…. i.e. 6+7=13 multiplied by 2 = 26…Call this ’C’
7. Multiply ‘C’ with the Vimshottari Dash duration of Venus …i.e. 20
8. 26 multiplied by 20 = 520….Call this ‘D’
9. Divide ‘D’ by 27 and note down the remainder……520/27=Remainder is 7
10. Read out the Samaya and its interpretations from the list above.
11. 7 indicates Vishnu Pooja / Jaya which gives excellence in education
Like this we can calculate Graha Samayas for all the planets and get an idea of the general effects during a particular planet’s Dasha period. If more planets in the Horoscope are in the unfavourable Samayas, then the overall strength of the horoscope is much reduced.

Moorti Nirnaya

22 Apr


This is another popular method of judging the Transit results mostly used in North India. The method is described below.

  •  Note the Janma Rashi.
  • Choose the planet transit result for which predictions to be made.
  • Note the transit position of the Moon with reference to Natal Moon (Janma Rashi) when the chosen planet enters a new sign.

Name the Moorti as follows:- •

  • If the transit Moon is in 1st, 6th or 11th from Natal Moon – Swarna (Golden) Moorti.
  •  If it is in 2nd, 5th or 9th – Rajata (Silver) Moorti.
  • If it is in 3rd, 7th or 10th – Tamra (Copper) Moorti.
  • If it is in 4th, 8th or 12th – Loha (Iron) Moorti.

The results will be as follows:-

  • Swarna: Extremely favourable
  • Rajata: Favourable
  • Tamra: Average
  • Loha: Extremely unfavourable


  • We are interested in finding the result of Jupiter transit from Virgo to Libra and the native’s Janma Rashi is Aquarius.
  • At the time of Jupiter’s transit, the transit Moon was in Pisces or the second house from Janma Rashi.
  • Being in second will result in Rajata Moorti and hence the Jupiter transit will be favourable to the native.

Year of Major Transits

20 Apr

 Year of Major Transits

The year 2011 is an important year wherein four major planetary transits are taking place.

  • 8th May 2011 – Jupiter enters Aries
  • 6th June 2011 – Rahu enters Scorpio
  • 6th June 2011 – Ketu enters Taurus
  • 15th November 2011 – Saturn enters Libra

All these transits will have profound effect on individuals depending on their Janma Rashi.

The general effects are as follows:


  • You are said to have Gurubala when Jupiter is in 2nd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th from your Janma Rashi.
  •  This transit will be favourable for Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius and Pisces
  •  This transit will be unfavourable for Aries, Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn & Aquarius.
  • There is no need to be scared if the results are unfavourable because if you are running good Dasha & Bhukti many of the negatives will be corrected.
  • Propitiating Lord Shiva on Mondays and Thursdays will mitigate many problems.
  • Detailed results for each Rashi will be published nearer the date.

Saturn, Rahu and Ketu

  • All these malefics are good in 3rd, 6th and 11th from your Janma Rashi.
  • For Saturn, the transit will be favorable for Leo, Taurus and Sagittarius.
  • For Rahu, its transit will be favourable for Virgo, Gemini and Capricorn.
  • For Ketu, its transit will be favourable for Pisces, Sagittarius and Cancer.
  • Propitiating following deities will bring succor / relief to those people for whom the transits are unfavourable
  • Saturn – Lighting Till Oil lamp / Pooja to Lord Shaneshwara on Saturdays.
  • Rahu – Pooja to Goddess Durga on Fridays.
  • Ketu – Pooja to Lord Ganesha on Saturdays.

Note: As said earlier, if you are running good Dasha & Bhukti, many of the negatives predicted by this transits may not happen. Please check your horoscopes / consult an astrologer.