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August Panchanga

31 Jul

August 2020 – Monthly Panchanga

Sharvari Samvatsara – Dakshinayana

Varsha Ritu – Shravana / Bhadrapada Masa


Important events for the month of August are appended below for information and guidance.

 01 Aug 2020 – Saturday

  • Mercury enters Cancer. Mercury is good in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 11 from natal Moon
  • ಪುನ ೪ ಕಟಕೇ ಬುಧ
  • Angaraka Jayanthi
  • ಅಂಗಾರಕ ಜಯಂತಿ
  • Shani Pradosha
  • ಶನಿ ಪ್ರದೋಷ

03 Aug 2020 – Monday

  • Full Moon
  • ಹುಣ್ಣಿಮೆ
  • Raksha Bandhan
  • ರಕ್ಷಾ ಬಂಧನ
  • Satyanarayana Pooja
  • ಸತ್ಯನಾರಾಯಣ ಪೂಜೆ
  • Yujur Upakarma
  • ಯುಜುರು ಉಪಾಕರ್ಮ

04 Aug 2020 – Tuesday

  • Mangala Gowri Vrata
  • ಮಂಗಳಗೌರೀ ವ್ರತ

05 Aug 2020 – Wednesday

  • Sri Raghavendra Swamy Aradhana
  • ಶ್ರೀ ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರ ಸ್ವಾಮಿ ಆರಾಧನೆ

07 Aug 2020 – Thursday

  • Sankasta Chaturthi
  • ಸಂಕಷ್ಟ ಚತುರ್ಥಿ

11 Aug 2020 – Tuesday

  • Sri Krishna Janmashtami
  • ಶ್ರೀ ಕೃಷ್ಣಜನ್ಮಾಷ್ಟಮಿ
  • Mangala Gowri Vrata
  • ಮಂಗಳಗೌರೀ ವ್ರತ

16 Aug 2020 – Sunday

  • Mars enters Aries. Mars is good in 3, 6 &11 from natal Moon.
  • ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ ೧ ಮೇಷ ಕುಜ
  • Pradosha
  • ಪ್ರದೋಷ

17 Aug 2020 – Monday

  • Sun enters Leo. Sun is good in 3,6,10 & 11 from natal Moon.
  • ಮಖಾ೧ ಸಿಂಹೇ ರವಿ
  • Simha Sankramana
  • ಸಿಂಹ ಸಂಕ್ರಮಣ
  • Mercury enters Leo. Mercury is good in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 11 from natal Moon
  • ಮಖಾ೧ ಸಿಂಹೇ ಬುಧ

18 Aug 2020 – Tuesday

  • Mangala Gowri Vrata
  • ಮಂಗಳಗೌರೀ ವ್ರತ

19 Aug 2020 – Wednesday

  • New Moon
  • ಅಮಾವಾಸ್ಯೆ

21 Aug 2020 – Friday

  • Swarna Gowri Vrata
  • ಸ್ವರ್ಣಗೌರೀವ್ರತ

22 Aug 2020 – Saturday

  • Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
  • ವರಸಿದ್ದಿ ವಿನಾಯಕ ವ್ರತ
  • Sama Upakarma
  • ಸಾಮಾಗೋಪಾಕರ್ಮ

23 Aug 2020 – Sunday

  • Rishi Panchami
  • ಋಷಿ ಪಂಚಮೀ

30 Aug 2020 – Sunday

  • Pradosha
  • ಪ್ರದೋಷ

31 Aug 2020 – Monday

  • Venus enters Cancer. Venus is good in all places except 6 &10 from natal Moon.
  • ಪುನರ್ವಸು ೪ ಕಟಕೇ ಶುಕ್ರ
  • Ananthapadmanabha Vrata
  • ಅನಂತಪದ್ಮನಾಭ ವ್ರತ
  • Thiru Onam
  • ತಿರು ಓಣಂ


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







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30 Apr

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April Panchanga

28 Mar

April 2020– Monthly Panchanga

Sharvari Samvatsara – Uttarayana

Vasantha Ritu –  Chaitra / Vaishaka Masa

Important events for the month of April are appended below for information and guidance.

01 Apr 2020- Wednesday

  • Sri Kuruba Jayanthi
  • ಶ್ರೀ ಕುರುಬಜಯಂತಿ

02 Apr 2020 – Thursday

  • Sri Ramanavami
  • ಶ್ರೀ ರಾಮನವಮಿ

04 Apr 2020 – Saturday

  • Shukra Jayanthi
  • ಶುಕ್ರ ಜಯಂತಿ

05 Apr 2020 – Sunday

  • Pradosha
  • ಪ್ರದೋಷ

06 Apr 2020 – Monday

  • Sri Mahaveer Jayanthi
  • ಮಹಾವೀರ್ ಜಯಂತಿ

07 Apr 2020 – Tuesday

  • Mercury enters Pisces. Mercury is good in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 11 from natal Moon
  • ಫೂಭಾ ೪ ಮೀನೇ ಬುಧ
  • Satyanarayana Pooja
  • ಸತ್ಯನಾರಾಯಣ ಪೂಜೆ

08 Apr 2020 – Wednesday

  • Full Moon
  • ಹುಣ್ಣಿಮೆ
  • Bengaluru Karaga
  • ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಕರಗ

11 Apr 2020 – Saturday

  • Sankasta Chaturthi
  • ಸಂಕಷ್ಟ ಚತುರ್ಥಿ

13 Apr 2020 – Monday

  • Sun enters Aries. Sun is good in 3,6,10 & 11 from natal Moon.
  • ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ ೧ ಮೇಷ ರವಿ
  • Mesha  Sankramana
  • ಮೇಷ ಸಂಕ್ರಮಣ

20 Apr 2020 – Monday

  • Soma Pradosha
  • ಸೋಮ ಪ್ರದೋಷ

23 Apr 2020– Thursday

  • New Moon
  • ಅಮಾವಾಸ್ಯೆ

24 Apr 2020 – Friday

  • Mercury enters Aries. Mercury is good in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 11 from natal Moon
  • ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ ೧ ಮೇಷೆ ಬುಧ

25 Apr 2020 – Saturday

  • Parasurama Jayanthi
  • ಪರಶುರಾಮ ಜಯಂತಿ

26 Apr 2020 – Sunday

  • Akshaya Tritiya
  • ಅಕ್ಷಯ ತೃತೀಯ
  • Sri Basaveshwara Jayanthi
  • ಶ್ರೀ ಬಸವೇಶ್ವರ ಜಯಂತಿ

28 Apr 2020 – Tuesday

  • Sri Shankara Jayanthi
  • ಶ್ರೀ ಶಂಕರ ಜಯಂತಿ
  • Sri Gayathri Jayanthi
  • ಶ್ರೀ ಗಾಯತ್ರಿ ಜಯಂತಿ
  • Sri Ramanujacharya Jayanthi
  • ಶ್ರೀ ರಾಮಾನುಜಾಚಾರ್ಯ ಜಯಂತಿ

29 Apr 2020 – Wednesday

  • Sri Bhagiratha Jayanthi
  • ಭಗೀರಥ ಜಯಂತಿ

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

Mahashivaratri Festival 2020

10 Feb

          Lord Shiva

Mahashivaratri Festival or the ‘The Night of Shiva’ is celebrated with devotion and religious fervor in honor of Lord Shiva, one of the deities of Hindu Trinity. This year, Shivaratri falls on the moonless 14th night of the waning moon in the Hindu month of Magha, which corresponds to the month of February in English Calendar. Celebrating the festival of Shivaratri devotees observe day and night fast and perform ritual worship of Shiva Lingam to appease Lord Shiva.

Legends of Mahashivaratri

There are various interesting legends related to the festival of Maha Shivaratri. According to one of the most popular legends, Shivaratri marks the wedding day of Lord Shiva and Parvathi. Some believe that it was on the auspicious night of Shivaratri that Lord Shiva performed the ‘Tandava’, the dance of the primal creation, preservation and destruction. Another popular Shivaratri legend stated in Linga Purana states that it was on Shivaratri that Lord Shiva manifested himself in the form of a Linga. Hence the day is considered to be extremely auspicious by Shiva devotees and they celebrate it as Mahashivaratri – the grand night of Shiva.

Traditions and Customs of Shivaratri

Various traditions and customs related to Shivaratri Festival are dutifully followed by the worshippers of Lord Shiva. Devotees observe strict fast in honor of Shiva, though many go on a diet of fruits and milk some do not consume even a drop of water. Devotees strongly believe that sincere worship of Lord Shiva on the auspicious day of Shivaratri absolves a person of sins and liberates him from the cycle of birth and death. Shivaratri is considered especially auspicious for women. While married women pray for the wellbeing of their husbands, unmarried women pray for a husband like Lord Shiva, who is regarded as the ideal husband.

To mark the Shivaratri festival, devotees wake up early and take a ritual bath, preferably in the river. After wearing fresh new clothes devotees visit the nearest Shiva temple and the Shiva lingam is bathed with the five sacred offerings of a cow, called the ‘Panchagavya’ – milk, sour milk, urine, butter and dung. Thereafter the five foods of immortality, namely, milk, ghee, curd, honey and sugar are placed before the Shiva lingam. Dhatura and Jati, though poisonous fruits, are believed to be sacred to Shiva and thus offered at his temple.

 On Shivaratri, worship of Lord Shiva continues all through the day and night. Every three hours priests perform ritual Pooja of Shiva lingam by bathing it with milk, yoghurt, honey, ghee, sugar and water amidst the chanting of “Om Namah Shivaya’ and ringing of temple bells. Nightlong vigil or ‘Jaagaran’ is also observed in Shiva temples where large number of devotees spends the night singing hymns and devotional songs in praise of Lord Shiva. It is only on the following morning that devotee break their fast by partaking Prasad offered to the deity.

This year, Mahashivaratri is celebrated on Friday 21 February 2020

Jupiter Transit 2019

30 Oct

Jupiter Transit – 2019

It is again the time of the annual transit of Jupiter and the analysis of its results for 12 Rashis. Jupiter will transit from Scorpio to Sagittarius on 05 Nov 2019 and it will remain in Sagittarius for about a year, till 20 Nov 2020 to be precise.

In Vedic Astrology, Jupiter is regarded as the most auspicious planet among all the 9 planets, because of its abilities to bestow all that is good for a generous and respectful life. Jupiter is Guru or Teacher of Devatas and been conferred the title of “Devaguru”. He is the most auspicious and benefic planet. However, this does not imply or mean that He does not do any harm or damage. When Jupiter is malefic, it gives nothing but fear and tears. It ruins the reputation, destroys wealth and brings disaster in life.

Jupiter takes about 12 years to complete cycle of 12 zodiac signs. It stays for about a year in each sign.  Whenever Jupiter moves in to 2nd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th houses from the Janma Rashi it gives good results. We can say that the native has Gurubala. Jupiter rules Sagittarius and Pisces where it embodies all the planet’s positive aspects, and is exalted in Cancer where it expands the nurturing and mothering principle. Jupiter is debilitated in Capricorn and gives least results when posited there.

Jupiter is the significator for wealth, children, education, religion, prosperity, fame, gain, good marital order, providential help, political power, good luck, finances and long journeys. As regards health, Jupiter rules: blood, liver, arteries, thighs, neck, weight problems, diabetes, cataract, intoxication, biliousness, cholesterol.

The following is generally what is going to happen for each of your Moon signs (Janma Rashi)

Aries – Jupiter in the 9th House

There will be harmony among married couples. Financial status will improve. Fortunes will increase. Transfer, promotion or transfer with promotion is on the cards. Gains will be there through father, higher education, foreign connection and repayment of debts. Health will be good and those suffering from illness will see an improvement. You will be spiritual and participate in religious activities. Blessings from spiritual people and elders will be there. A long journey to pilgrimage is likely.

Taurus – Jupiter in 8th House

Expenses will be there for auspicious events. There will be some unexpected gains through unauthorized source. You may have to stay in foreign land. Long-pending financial issues will get resolved. You may face difficulty taking decisions. Hasty decisions will prove costly. Disputes will be there in paternal property. There will be fear of death and disease. Be wary of laziness, insults, mean friendships, defeats and quick temper. Digestive problems and blood related diseases may affect your health. Be careful against bad company. Journeys will not be favorable. You will be prone to accidents. There will be problems in the family and you may get reclusive feeling.

Gemini – Jupiter in 7th House

Auspicious ceremonies are expected including marriages. Benefits will be there through business and life partner. You will enjoy a good health. Pleasure trips will be enjoyed and you will spend quality time with your family. Love affairs will be fruitful and marital couples will enjoy a good time. You may go on a pilgrimage and meet saints through partner or friends. Overseas travels are on the card.

Cancer – Jupiter in 6th House

Litigation issues will come to an end and you will be able to win over your enemies. You may reside in a foreign land. Health problems will be there for your parents. A separation from near relation is indicated. There can be a change in your career and professional life will be struggling. Efforts will not give you immediate result and satisfaction. Expenses will be possible by paying fines and penalties. There will be delay in receiving monetary help. Be careful while driving as you are prone to accidents. There will be disharmony among married couples. Loss in property and feeling of loneliness will be there. Problems through government will be there.

Leo – Jupiter in the 5th House

Birth of a child and financial gains will be on the cards. Married couples will enjoy peace and harmony. You may have plans to visit a pilgrim center and take the blessings of a spiritual master. There will be prospects for a new career. You may get promotion with transfer and relocation will be good for you. Interviews will be successful. Love affairs will be favorable. Those aspiring for higher education in foreign land will get opportunity. Gains will be there through siblings and ancestral property. Your popularity among siblings will increase Expenses will be there for religious activities. You may enjoy divine experiences. Adoption and other humanitarian gestures will come to fore.

Virgo – Jupiter in 4th House

Gains will be possible through mother, property or vehicle. Those having desires to going for long travel will have their wish fulfilled. You may even get a job abroad. A new member may join the family. There will be association with influential people. Your comforts will increase; buying a new car is likely. Sudden gains are on the cards. You will be spiritually inclined.

Libra – Jupiter in 3rd House

Health issues may trouble mother. Be cautious against bad investments. Your thinking will be aggressive and you will be prone to tensions and sorrows. Have extra caution with relatives, disputes are likely. Travels will not be favorable and you may suffer from discomfort. Electronic devises will bring expenses. Carelessness in profession will be possible and there may be issues with memorizing things. Some problem may come up with your assets.

Scorpio – Jupiter in 2nd House.
Best place to have for wealth & finances. You will be able to improve your finances and make gains. Gains will also be there through profession, father, foreign countries, and change of place and long travels. There will be harmony among married couples and children will see an improvement in their wellbeing. Your reputation in the society will increase and you can even expect to be honored by government. Opportunity for pilgrimages is likely. Health will show improvement.

Sagittarius – Jupiter in 1st House.
Expenses will be there through children, control your spending. Desires may take longer time before they get realized. Separation from family and disappointment with spouse is likely. Friends will take advantage of you. Do not get involved in unnecessary talks. You may have to wait longer for long distance or foreign journeys. Inheritance issues may create differences among siblings. Health needs to be taken care of.

Capricorn – Jupiter in 12th House
Expenses will be high. Wasteful expenditures will be there for travelling. Some unfruitful traveling or wanderings is likely. Investment matters need careful handling. You may stay away from your home country or family. People in high rank will be prone to face defamation. Those in partnership business may face losses. Friends will be a cause of concern. Stay away from addictions. Spouse will be prone to ailment. Forceful transfer for some is on the card

Aquarius – Jupiter in the 11th House

You will be purchasing properties and ornaments. Gains will be there through communication and siblings. Your reputation will improve and you will be honored in career. Your friends circle will increase and you will get involved in new hobbies. Your pleasures will increase. Frequent short trips are on the cards. Those in partnership business, commission and liaison will do well. You will learn new skills and your confidence level will increase. A short journey to pilgrimage is likely. You may visit a family deity temple and/or holy place to fulfill your vows.

Pisces – Jupiter in 10th House

Impediments /Change in job or career. People associated with Government Service need to pay more attention to job. Generally struggles in career and delay in return of money lent. Away from home country or family due to profession. Litigation or expenses from legal issues may be expected during this year. You will participate in auspicious gatherings and do charity / philanthropic deeds. Health wise you may experience problems in the back bone. You would not be able to accumulate money.  Be wary of ill fame in profession.


I have been requested to write about the art of transit interpretation as people are not satisfied with general results which are given for each Rashi. I might warn the readers that interpretation of transit results is not that easy and it is an intricate / complex process involving several factors. Therefore I am giving the methodology of the process of reading the results taking one sample case and the readers are advised to adopt / modify the same for their specific chart.

Workout the following to assess the goodness / evil nature and potency of Jupiter in your individual charts, by going through the following steps.

  1. Identify your Janma Rashi.
  2. There are 12 ascendants and therefore Jupiter will have Lordship of two of the houses out of the twelve.
  3. Out of the two lordships, both can be good / one bad & one good. Jupiter, wherever he is posited in dual houses will favour that house. For e.g. Jupiter for Leo Lagna will be 5th & 8th Lord and posited in Sagittarius will favour 5th house and accordingly give more results of 5th house.
  4. Then we have to see Jupiter’s placement in the chart, viz. placed in Own House / Friend’s House /Enemy House / Exalted / Debilitated / retrograde.
  5. Aspects and associations on / with Jupiter
  6. Yogas formed by Jupiter.
  7. Strength / Shadbala of Jupiter.
  8. Check if Jupiter has any Veda (Obstruction)
  9. Note down the Dasha / Bhukti running for you during the transit.

Overriding Clause

  1. Reference Point: The reference or starting point for Transit prediction is the Janma Rashi or the sign in which the Moon is posited in the natal chart. There are many astrologers who advocate interpretation with reference to Lagna or Ascendant but the classical texts recommend using Janma Rashi only.
  2. Dasha and Bhukti: Whatever interpretation we arrive at using above method must be supported by the Dasha and Bhukti currently running for the native. If the Dasha and Bhukti is not favourable then the results thus predicted may not come true.

Sample Case

                                                                Rashi Chart  


Transit Chart – 05 Nov 2019


  1. Lagna – Aquarius. Jupiter is Lord of 2nd & 11th Houses. Both good houses.
  2. Jupiter is in 11th House (In own house) and therefore will favour this house.
  3. Janma Rashi is Aries
  4. Shadbala of Jupiter is 101, least amongst all the planets.
  5. In present transit the native will have Jupiter in 9th house basically indicating acquisition of wealth. This also indicates improvement in health and cordial relationship with near and dear ones. This also indicates that good things will happen to his kith and kin and his children. Blessings from spiritual people and elders will be there. A long journey to pilgrimage is likely. Native will be spiritual and participate in religious activities
  6. Wealth from where, how and from whom and how much?
  7. Jupiter being 2nd Lord, it will be self-earned. Basically it will be from the Karakatwas of that house.
  8. Jupiter posited in 9th house also indicate that wealth can be from father and overseas.
  9. The quantum will not be much because Jupiter has no strength.
  10. Being 11th Lord also gives overall benefit in life.
  11. The result is also dependent on Saturn transit position which at the moment (9th from Natal Moon) is unfavourable.
  12. When Jupiter is in 9th house Veda point in 10th. No planet is posited there and hence there is no Veda. But when Saturn moves to Capricorn in Feb 2020, his benefic character will be further reduced.
  13. Native is running Jupiter Mahadasha and Saturn Antara till Apr 2021 whatever Transit results are arrived at is being supported by Dasha & Bhukti.
  14. We can reasonably conclude that Transit predictions will hold good.


People for whom Jupiter is in unfavourable position need not despair. Jupiter being the most benefic planet will normally not harm any native unless he is highly afflicted. As stated earlier Jupiter is the promoter par excellence, and we wish that all mankind receive his blessings for peace and harmony.

Propitiating Lord Shiva on Mondays and Thursdays and reciting following Mantras will mitigate difficulties.


Gayathri Mantra

Om Suraachaarya Vidmahe, Surasreshtaya dhimahi, tanno Guruh prachodayat”

Purana Mantra

Devanam cha Rishinam cha Gurum kañchana-sannibhham
buddhi-bhutam tri-lokesham tam namami Brihaspatim


                                                        Hari Om, Sarve Janaha Sukhino Bavanthu