Saturday, October 17, 2009

Diwali Pujan Muhurta in 2009 - Some Important Points to Remember

There are few important points one need to consider while selecting Diwali Pujan muhurta -

1. Pradosh Kaal
The best time for Laxmi pujan is 3 muhurta (144 minutes) from sunset. Three muhurta (6 ghadi or 144 minutes) period everyday is called Nitya Pradosh and considered auspicious. Few people consider sunset time +-144 minutes and others also consider sunset time +- 72 minutes. In my opinion, closer to sunset time, the most powerful be the muhurta.

2. Lagna (Ascendant)
In my opinion, ascendant is the most important part of muhurta selection. It is said that if Lagna is good, one need not to worry about other doshas. Generally sthira lagna (Vrishabha - Taurus, Simha - Leo, Vrishchik - Scorpio, Kumbha - Aquarius) are considered most auspecious for the Diwali Pujan. We need to judge chart of the time according to astrological principles e.g. there should not be planets in 6,8,12 houses. In case we have to perform puja during that time, we should pray for the afflicted planet first and that peform the pujan. This is called shuddhi-karma.

3. Chaughadia or Chogadia
24 hours are divided into 16 equal time divisions and each divsion is known as Chaughadia. These 16 divisions are allocated to 7 choghadias as follows -

1. ‘Udwega’ - owned by Sun - Bad
2. ‘Amrit’ - owned by Moon - Good
3. ‘Roga’ - owned by Mars - Bad
4. ‘Laabh’ - owned by Mercury - Good
5. ‘Shubh’ - owned by Jupiter - Good
6. ‘Chara’ (or 'Chala') - owned by Venus - Medium
7. ‘Kaala’ - owned by Saturn - Bad

One should pick a good chaughadia for diwali pujan muhurta.

It is important to understand that all above mentioned points - pradosha kaal, lagna and chaughadia change for each location and that is the reason there is no standard muhurta for all the cities. In other words, diwali pujan muhurta for Delhi will not be the same as muhurta for Agra. It is important you consult local panchang, local news paper or local astrologer so that you know exact muhurta for your location. You can also use which can give you location specific calculation. Though for someone from non-astrological background it will be difficult and I would recommend consulting local newspaper or local astrologer.

Related Articles
1. Panchang & Diwali Muhurta for Laxmi Pujan
2. Diwali Pooja: Some Important Points to Know

Friday, October 16, 2009

Pakistan Terrorist Attacks and My Predictions

On 20th August this year, while analyzing Pakistan's independence chart and some other mundane charts, I posted on Twitter -

Mundane #Astrology: Coming one year seems extremely difficult for #Pakistan. Civil war, cold war and war in general.
(posted on Twitter at on 20th August 2009)

It is not more than two months since I had posted it and Pakistan is already burning. See this - and In the last two weeks alone there are seven major terrorist attacks/ bomb blasts and hundreds of people are killed. Pakistan is already feeling the heat and the situation is not going to get easy soon.

Isn't astrology amazing? If an astrologer like me who spend very little time on Mundane astrology (branch of astrology used for predict about nations) can give some good predictions, imagine how important Mundane astrology can be if used by government in a systematic and scientific manner. How important it can be as planning tool for a country?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Gold touched all time high, as predicted

On an earlier blog post on July 30th, I had written at post where I had mentioned that “Jupiter in Capricorn will be debilitated and hence the price of gold should go up. This should especially happen after 13th / 14th October when Jupiter becomes direct.”

I am not a regular follower of Gold price, so it has been brought to my attention by one of my blog reader that today on 14th October i.e. Gold touched all time high. Here is the story titled “Gold touches new high of Rs 16,120” on Busienss Standard at

I pay respect to God and our sages for giving us such a divine science called "Astrology" and choosing me as one of the students.