Vastu tips to Boost your business | Feng Shui for Business | 10 Important Vastu Tips for Your business site

  1. Coins are believed to be very important for economic benefits in Fengshui. Get three coins with holes, tied together with a red thread and attach the same to the complex keys.

2. According to Fengshui, the wall in front of the main entrance inside any business site is the prime area. The basic element of this site is a fire whose color is red, place a red zero watt bulb which is always switched on.

3. Never apply blue color photograph, water-based still image, or a blue wall at the prime site of your business, this may drain out lot of savings. Make it simple clean and light colors.

4. You can place a lot of fresh plants in front of your business site, this brings positive energy and enhances fame. Not: Never plant a Bonsai plant in front of your shop irrespective of how beautiful that appears. This can become an obstacle to your work.

5. Never hide your trophies, mementos, and achievements. Showcasing all your achievements increase your fame.

6. Keeping images of tall monuments, mountains increases the confidence of the head of the business.

7. Your work table should be a proper rectangular shape. Avoid tables with oval or circular shapes.

8. Avoid any parking lot in front of your business premise, this depicts hurdles in incoming offers.

9. Do make your entrance beautiful, doors sound free, opening in a clockwise direction. Don't make toilets at the nearby entrance.

10. The head of the business should face east or north direction. Ideally, Vaastu says shops or business complexes facing east direction never closes.

Mahalaya 2020 | Durga Puja 2020 | Date | Time & Significance

Mahalaya Amavasya will be observed on September 17, 2020. The Amavasya tithi begins at 07.16 pm 16th of September 2020.

Mahalaya Amavasya is the day that marks the end of the Pitru Paksha period and the beginning of the Devi Paksha. Due to Adhik Maas (leap month in the Hindu calendar), this year the Shardiya Navratri will be delayed by a month.

Significance:
Mahalaya Amavasya is also called Sarma Pitru Amavasya Shradh. On this day, Shradh and Tarpan rituals are performed for those who breathed their last on Purnima Tithi, Chaturdashi Tithi, and Amavasya Tithi. It also marks the onset of the Sharadiya Navratri season that is dedicated to Maa Durga, The devotees keep a fast for nine days and worship the nine forms of Maa Durga. On this day the Goddess descends on the earth from her heavenly abode or Kailash. The Mahalaya Amavasya is also called the Sarma Pitru Amavasya Shradh day. It is believed that the Goddess arrives with her children, Kartikeya, Ganesha, and Goddesses Lakshmi and Saraswati on a vehicle of her choice. The vehicle could be a lion, boat, horse, or elephant. The mode of transport changes every year and even when she departs.

Shravan Month 2020| Significance of Shravan Month| Rituals | Spiritual Significance

Shravan Month is considered very auspicious among Hindus all over the world. Devotees keep fast on Mondays for Mahadev or Lord Shiva. Shrawan Month will begin from 6th July of the year 2020 and will end on the 19th of August 2020.

Significance of Shrawan Month

It is believed that worshipping Lord Shiva on this day will help his devotees seek salvation. However, according to some legends, it is believed that worshipping Lord Shiva on Shrawan month by unmarried women will help them get a suitable spouse. Therefore, unmarried women observe 16 Somvar Vrata on the first Monday of the Shravan month every year to find a suitable and deserving life partner.

Lord Shiva with Goddess Parvati

Shravan is considered as one of the holiest auspicious months in the Hindu religion. The Shravan Maas is auspicious for worshipping Lord Shiva, who is also known as ‘Shambhu’, and his wife Goddess Parvati. It is believed that worshipping Lord Shiva on this day will help people get salvation and therefore special prayers are organized in temples to please him. In the month of Shravan, various other festivals like Naga Panchami, Shravani Purnima, Vara Lakshmi Vrata, Govatsa, Raksha Bandhan, Kalkyavatara, Putradaikadashi and Rishi Panchami are celebrated.

What is the importance of worshipping Lord Shiva in this month?

Lord Shiva consuming Halahal (Poison) during Samudra Manthan

According to legends, Samudra Manthan – churning of the ocean by the devatas (Gods) and asura (Demons) – to get Amrit was started in this month.  the holy Shravan Month was the one during which the Gods and Demons decided to churn the ocean to decide who among them was the strongest. This Samudra Manthan has a beautiful divine story with the marriage of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. Samudra Manthan was initiated by Lord Vishnu as a conspiracy. As a result Samudra Dev (Father of Goddess Lakshmi), will have to accept the marriage proposal of his daughter Goddess Lakshmi with Lord Vishnu. And on Samudra Dev's denial, Samudra dev will have to release his precious treasures and resources present in Samudra. However, this Churning activity released both poison and Nectar. The Gods and demons had agreed to share the nectar equally among themselves but ‘Halahal’ or poison was also churned out which started destroying all kinds of life forms on earth. Snake Vasuki, who is depicted on Lord Shiva's neck and Sumeru Parvat was used for the Manthan. To stop this, the Gods and the demons prayed to Lord Shiva who then drank that poison and saved the world. Therefore, Lord Shiva is worshipped in the month of Shravan as a gesture of gratitude.

Rituals Followed in Shravan Month

In this Shravan month, each Somvar or Monday is called Shravan Somwaar and is considered highly auspicious. All Mondays in Shravan month are celebrated in Lord Shiva temples.

Devotee worshiping Shiv Linga

A Dharanatra is hung over the Shiva Lingam filled with Holy water and milk, to continuously bathe the lingam, throughout the day and night. Shiva devotees then offer Bilva leaves, holy water and milk and flowers, also known as Falam toyam and Pushpam patram to the Shiva Lingam during Sawan Month every Monday. Devotees fast until sunset and the Akhand Diya burns throughout this time of Shravan Month.This period is considered very auspicious to the devotees of Lord Shiva and almost every one of them will be fasting either for the whole Sawan Month or at least every Monday of the Shravan Maas.

Kanwariya's carrying Holy water to Shiv Temple
  1. Fasting on Mondays during this entire Shrawan Month. Devotees wake up early in the morning, bath in holy river Ganges, wear white or saffron clean clothes, carry water from the Ganges river (or another nearby river that wind up in the Ganges) the pilgrims, known as kanwariya or Shiv Bhaktas (disciples of Shiva), are mandated to travel barefooted with their Kanwar (walking sticks used to hang the urns of water) for 105 km by various routes and usually in groups made of family, friends and or neighbors, and return to their own local or other more prestigious and larger Shiva Temples to pour Gangajal on Lord Shiva (Shiva Linga). On the march pilgrims continuously sprinkle any and all talk with "Bol Bam" (speak the name of Bam) and sing bhajan (hymns) to praise his name.
  2. Those who cannot visit Shiv Dham ( located in Devghar) pray at their local temples or at home offering a mixture of milk, ghee, yogurt, Gangajal, and honey also known as Panchamrut along with Bilva leaves is a must, incense sticks, white and purple Dhatura flower, akshat, Sandalwood tika throughout Shravan Month. One can have milk and milk products, fruits and other fasting approved items during this time of Sawan Month.
  3. Offering flowers and sweets to Nandi, a cow who sits in front of shiv ling.
  4. Continuous chanting of Om Namah Shivai or shiva mantra or Maha Mrityunjai Jap is highly fruitful in pleasing Lord Shiva.
  5. If nothing comes handy, offer water, Bel Patra and chant Om Namah Shivaya will please Bholenath or Mahadev.

Each Day Spiritual Significance of Shravan Maas

Monday: is the day to worship Lord Shiva.
Tuesday: women worship Gauri for the better health of their family.
Wednesday: is dedicated to Lord Vithal, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu
Thursday: is the day to worship Buddha and Guru
Friday: For worshipping Goddess Laksmi and Goddess Tulsi
Saturday: are for Saturn (Shani Dev). These days are also known as Shravan Saturdays or Sampat Sanivara (wealth Saturdays) as one can pray for obtaining wealth.
Sunday: are for the Sun god. Sun worship was common practice in the Vedic period and it is followed even now. Especially in Shravan, every Sunday the Sun is worshipped.

Chandra Grahan 2020 | Lunar Eclipse 2020 | 5 July | Lucky Horoscopes | Astrology

This is the 3rd Lunar eclipse to be witnessed in the year 2020, however, this eclipse will not be visible from India but will be visible in countries of Europe, North America, and Africa on the 5th of July 2020, the fortunate time of the lunar eclipse or Sutak period in India is at 8.37 am to 11.22 am.

Astrologically, this Lunar eclipse will give higher impacts on several star signs. Acharya Says some of the horoscopes are going to be extremely lucky because of this Eclipse.

Taurus, this lunar eclipse will be beneficial in terms of wealth, those who are in the business will make sudden profit, also Taurians who like to invest in Share market may receive some good news. You will have a happy time at home.

For Virgo, Stay alert when it comes to investment. There will be changes in work life, you may earn some reward or success in the most awaited issues of your life.

Libra: This lunar eclipse is going to be productive for Libra people. Those who have been trying to make their financial background strong may achieve some solid hints.
Beginning of new work or business will be successful, stay alert when it comes to health.

Aquarius: This lunar eclipse is going to be helpful for Aquarians as this will bring you monetarily benefits. People who invest in real estate or share markets can double their investment. You need to be very careful while arguments or should limit the speech as it may raise uninvited quarrels.

Leos: This lunar eclipse will give fame, wealth, and gratitude to Leo's. There can be some panic or mental pressure arising in your life. Thinking to begin a new business will give good results. Stay alert in case of health.

Scorpio: For scorpion's, this eclipse is lucky, and is standing in your favor.
You may achieve results with the slightest of your contribution. Acharya says Scorpio will find their wallet full of money by the end of the week. You will meet new and professional people and will get support from your colleagues.

Aries: New opportunities are knocking the door. People who have metal, medicine, and furniture oriented work will earn strategic wealth. Stay alert when it comes to health.

Traditions to be followed during this eclipse:

  1. It is advisable to avoid consumption of food during the designated time of the eclipse.
  2. One can worship their revered believed god at the time of the eclipse.
  3. Always put some Tulsi leaves in the cooked food, water stored at the time of the eclipse.
  4. As soon as the eclipse gets over, people should bath and worship their almighty god.
  5. One should not touch the idols during this eclipse period.

Note: The above mentioned rituals are old Hindu traditions, which may be noted superstition on this date, however we BasudevAstro believe to follow old rituals and share them to the next generation.

Covid-19 Global Pandemic-Astrological Prediction and Remedies

Covid-19 A Global Pandemic

Acharya has reviewed astrologically the time of America in the context of CORONA VIRUS is becoming bad to worse. The Sun is in the 7th house and is malefic as per question horoscope. The United States will have a tough time when it comes to the lives of people, obstacles from a different side. The disease becomes a disaster all around the Globe. Simultaneously incidents of natural disasters like fire, storm, earthquake can be expected because of the 7th House. Planet moon currently passing the 8th house will lead Humans to suffer from mental disorders and may have suicidal behavior, and because of an increase in the severity of the situation people's evil nature will come into action, false propaganda from enemies will increase the difficulty of Government.

Continue reading Covid-19 Global Pandemic-Astrological Prediction and Remedies

Ganesh Chaturthi 2020 | Date & Time | Astro tips for this Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi 2020 will be observed on Saturday, 22 August this year.
Chaturthi Tithi Begins at 11.02 pm on August 21, 2020
and
Ends at 07.57 pm on August 22, 2020

Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the arrival of Ganesha with Maa Parvati from Kailash Parvat. This day marks the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha and is also known as Vinayak Chaturthi. This festival celebrates Lord Ganesh as the God of New Beginnings and the remover of obstacles as well as the god of wisdom and intelligence.

Om Ganganpatiye Namo Namah, Shree Siddhi Vinayak Namo Namah

"Suklaambara Dharam Vishnum, Sashi Varnam Chatur Bhujam
Prasanna Vadhanam Dhyaayet, Sarva Vighna Upashaanthaye"

Lord Ganesha always dressed in white represents purity. He is omnipresent with a gray complexion like that of ash glowing with spiritual splendor. The Lord with a bright countenance has four arms. I meditate on God who can destroy all obstacles whether material or spiritual.

This Ganesh Chaturthi, Bring Ganesha Idol According to Your Zodiac Sign | Astro Tip on this Ganesh Chaturthi

For Zodiac Signs Like, Aries, Leo and Scorpio. It is recommended to bring a red Sindoori Ganesha Idol. This will keep their life with full prosperity.

Ganpati Bappa Morya, Mangal Murti Morya

For Zodiac Signs like, Taurus, Libra and Cancer. Bring the Ganesha Idol of ight Cream color.

Om Ganpatiye Namah

For Zodiacs signs like, Gemini and Virgo, Bring a Ganesha Idol of Pistachio or Green Color.

For Zodiac Signs like, Sagittarius and Pisces Yellow or Sindori Color Ganesha Idol is believed Lucky.

Vakratunda Mahakaya Suryakoti Samaprabha
Nirvighnam Kurume Deva Sarva kaaryeshu Sarvada

For Capricorn and Aquarius bring a Blue Ganesha Idol.

Om Ganeshai Namah

Mantras to chant:

वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्यकोटि समप्रभ
निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा
वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्यकोटि समप्रभ
निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा |

Offer these 5 things to Lord Ganesha:

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Mansa Puja 2020 | Maa Mansa | Date | Significance & Rituals

This year Mansa Puja will be celebrated on 17th August 2020, Monday.

According to Bengali Calendar,
It will be celebrated 32nd Shrawan, the Year 1427
The Good Muhurt for Manasa Puja
Morning Before 7.02 am
10.21 am to 12.50 pm
Evening from 6.35 pm to 8.54 pm

Manasa, also Manasa Devi, is a goddess of snakes, worshipped mainly in the Eastern part of India, chiefly for the prevention and cure of snakebite and also for fertility and prosperity. Manasa is the mother of Astika, sister of Vasuki, king of Snakes and wife of sage Jaratkaru. She is also known as Vishahara (the destroyer of poison), Nityā (eternal), and Padmavati. She was also known as Jaratkaru, which was the reason why the sage Jaratkaru married her.

Mansa Tree (Euphorbia ligularia or Euphorbia nerifollia)

Generally, Manasa is worshiped without an image. A branch of a tree, an earthen pot, or an earthen snake image is worshiped as the goddess, though images of Manasa are worshipped too. She is worshiped for protection from Lightening, thunder and cure of snake bites, insects, animals and infectious diseases like Chicken Pox, Measles, etc

The cult of Manasa is most widespread in Bengal, where she is ritually worshiped in temples. The goddess is widely worshiped in the rainy season when the snakes are most active. Manasa is also a very important fertility deity, especially among the lower castes, and her blessings are invoked during the marriage or for childlessness.

Rituals
On this auspicious day, wake up early morning, clean and decorate the house and temple. Take a bath and wear clean clothes.
To please Goddess Manasa, Devotees can worship the Mansa Plant or idol by offering:
1. Milk
2.Sweets
3. Bitter guard
4. Fruits of 7 different kinds, including Banana, coconut, and other seasonal fruits.
5. Turmeric, Vermillion, Chandan, Akshat (Rice).
6. Flowers
7. ChandMala, Poite (A Must)

If you cannot worship at home you can visit any temple with the same offerings. All your wishes, fear of snakes and other will fade away with the blessing of Goddess Manasa.

Krishna Janmashtami 2020 | Gokulashtami | Date, Time & Significance of Janmashtami fast

Krishna Janmashtami
11 & 12 August 2020
Tuesday & Wednesday

Janmashtami is celebrated in India with much fervor and enthusiasm. Janmashtami marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, the eighth incarnations of Lord Vishnu.
It is celebrated each year on Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapad.

Krishna Janmashtami on Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Ashtami Tithi begins at 09.06 AM, August 11, 2020
Dahi Handi on Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Nishita Puja Time- 12.05 AM to 12.48 AM, August 12

Janmashtami is also known as Gokulastami. On this day, devotees throng the temple to pay their tribute to Lord Krishna and celebrate the birth episode of Lord Krishna, either through skit or by putting up a beautiful jhanki.
Devotees stay up till midnight for Krishna abhishek and this long vigil is often marked with devotional songs.

Many devotees observe ritualistic fast on this special day. While some opt for nirjala vrat where they consume only fruits, juices, and light satvik food.
Devotees make an oath for fasting on the day of Krishna Janamashtami, The day begins with the decoration of Puja Ghar or worship space. A swing is arranged for Bal Krishna. Puja begins with chanting bhajans and kirtan.
Firstly Ladoo Krishna is given a water bath followed with holy water. The Abhishek of lord Krishna is done followed by ghee, curd, milk, honey, and water. This step is done for three times.
Bal Krishna is then given beautiful clothes and a Chandan tika.
The devotees keep moving the swing with continuous chanting of bhajans and kirtans. Mahabhog is distributed to a large gathering.

Raksha Bandhan 2020 | Rakhi Date & Tithi | Significance | Special Things to do on this Raksha bandhan

This year Raksha Bandhan is on Monday, 3rd August 2020
Raksha Bandhan Thread Ceremony Time begins at 9:28 AM and ends by 8:27 PM.
Total Duration is 10 hrs 59 Mins

Raksha Bandhan is a pious day for brothers & sisters. This day comes in the month of Shrawan. celebrated on Purnima or Full moon day. People celebrate this day with utmost joy and happiness, as siblings gather at one place where sisters tie sacred rakhi on their brother's wrist and brothers take an oath for their protection. By the end of the ceremony, there is an exchange of sweets, gifts, and blessings.

Significance of Raksha Bandhan:
Raksha Bandhan is ritualistic tying of the thread, which protects the person from all sorts of evils. Raksha, in the form of sacred thread, is personified as the divine power who makes the worshiper fearless. Shachi, Wife of Lord Indra, created Raksha to protect her husband from demons in the war. Therefore, Raksha is worshipped for victory, comfort, sons, grandsons, wealth, and health.

Rituals

The name 'Raksha Bandhan' means "a bond of protection" . On this day brothers make a promise to protect their sisters from all evil and harm and sisters pray for their well being. This festival holds great importance for all religions including Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains all over the world. It is marked by a few rituals, which vary home to home.
1. Days or even weeks before the Raksha Bandhan, Women or the sister starts preparing for the festival. They shop for the ceremonial thread which is tied around brother's wrist. In return, brothers shop for gifts.
2. On the morning of the ceremony, People take bath, wear clean and finest clothes, A tray or thal is prepared. Siblings get together along with the entire family. The ritual begins with fasting of siblings until not tied the sacred thread, lighting a lamp in front of the deity;
3. The women ties Rakhi on their brother's wrist, apply tilak on their forehead and give them sweets, dry fruits, etc.
4. The ritual includes a tray consisting of a lighted lamp, sweets, and other things that are rotated around the brother's face. The tilak is put at the center of two eyebrows. After that the women offer sweets and in return, they receive a gift. With this, they open fasting by eating delicious food.

Acharya shares the correct way of preparing the sacred plate or Puja Thali
For conducting the rituals, one needs to prepare a tray with Roli (Red Threads), Dhan, Akshat (Rice), Diya, Vermillion Sweets, Dry Fruits, and Rakhi thread on the plate.

Special Things to do on this Raksha Bandhan

  • Many women tie Rakhi to Lord Ganesh, Lord Hanuman, and Lord Vishnu. For those who believe in them to be their protectors.
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  • If your brothers cannot come home, you can tie rakhi to Lord Vishnu by remembering their name.
  • Take blessing from elder brother or sister after tying the rakhi and do eat and share sweets.
  • Prepare the best possible food dishes for your siblings, eat, share, and enjoy.

Nag Panchami 2020 | Tithi | Significance of Naag Panchami

Nag Panchami 2020: It is one of the significant days in Sawan, the auspicious month in the Hindu calendar. It is also one of the oldest festivals celebrated across India.

  Nag Panchami 2020: As the name suggests, the day is dedicated to the Nag Devta or the Snake God. It is one of the significant days in Shravan, the auspicious month in the Hindu calendar. It is also one of the oldest festivals celebrated across India. Sawan or Shravan, in the peak rainy season, is dotted with worship and fastings. Sawan is dedicated to Lord Shiva and devotees observe 'Shrawan Somwar' every Monday of the month that corresponds to July-August of the Gregorian calendar. Nag Panchami is also known as Nag Chaturthi or Nagul Chavithi. It is celebrated on the Shukla Paksha, Panchami tithi of Shrawan Month. Nag Panchami Timings or Tithi Panchami Tithi begins at 2:34 pm on July 24 Panchami Tithi ends at 12:02 pm on July 25 Nag Panchami  Significance and mythology In Sanskrit, 'Nag' means snake and people worship the snake god to protect their families from evil. According to mythology, a deadly snake 'Kalia' had been poisoning the waters of the Yamuna, making it difficult for the brijwasis (residents of Brij in Uttar Pradesh), to drink the water. Lord Krishna (an avatar of Lord Vishnu) destroyed Kalia and the snake god was forced to take back the poison from the river. Krishna had blessed him and said, people who pray and offer milk to the snake god on Nag Panchami will always be protected from the evil. According to Acharya, On this day, devotees who worship Nag Devta should avoid digging the ground, after taking a meal on Chaturthi, the devotees will have fasting on Panchami, worship Nag Devta and then in the evening, they can eat. People also draw 5 headed Snake or Naag with Chandan, turmeric, or Pen. Devotees offer sweets, Kheer, Panchamitra, Incense Stick, Nawaidh to Naag Devta, and then devotees offer sweets to Brahmans.

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