Friday, 1 November 2013


The word "Diwali" is a contraction of "Deepavali", originating from the Sanskrit word Dipavali (दीपावली) which can be translated to "Row of Lights". Hence the Diwali Festival is also called the "Festival of Lights". Diwali is the name for the festival in North-India. In South-India the festival is called "Deepavali".
This year Diwali will be celebrated on Tuesday, 03th of November 2013.

Legends behind celebration of Diwali
Diwali celebrates to victory of the Good over the Evil and Light over Darkness. Is has a major religious significance for Hindus, Sikhs and Jains alike - not only in India, but also for Indians living abroad. The day of Diwali falls on Ashvina Amavasya and this date also marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year, and many businesses in India starting a new accounting year on the Diwali holiday. Diwali is actually celebrated in honor of Lord Rama and His wife Sita returning to their kingdom of Ayodhya, after defeating demon King Ravana.
Diwali marks the end of the harvest season in most of India. Farmers give thanks for the bounty of the year gone by, and pray for a good harvest for the year to come. Traditionally this marked the closing of accounts for businesses dependent on the agrarian cycle, and is the last major celebration before winter. Maa Lakshmi symbolizes wealth and prosperity, and her blessings are invoked for a good year ahead. There are two legends that associate the worship of Lakshmi on this day. According to the first legend, on this day, Lakshmi emerged from Kshira Sagar, the Ocean of Milk, during the great churning of the oceans, Samudra manthan. The second legend (more popular in western India) relates to the Vamana avatar of the Lord Vishnu, the incarnation he assumed to kill the demon king Bali. On this day, Vishnu came back to his abode the Vaikuntha; so those who worship Lakshmi receive the benefit of her benevolent mood, and are blessed with mental, physical and material well-being. Lord Ganesha is also worshipped along with Maa Lakshmi because he is treated as remover of all obstacles and worshipped before all the Gods.
Diwali Puja Muhurat
Lakshmi Puja should be done during Pradosh Kaal which starts after sunset and approximately lasts for 2 hours and 24 minutes. You can do puja between 17:31 to 20:09 but the most auspicious time for Diwali Poojan is given below:
Maa Lakshmi Puja Muhurta = 17:31:00 (5.31 p.m.) to 18:19:00 (6:19 p.m.) - on 03rd November 2013
It is believed that Goddess Lakshmi visits homes during Diwali time so everyone likes to clean and decorate their homes in the best way possible. From whitewashing to buying new furnishings, people love to work on their homes during Diwali. You can use your creativity and decorate your home with flowers and rangoli patterns this Diwali and you will feel the presence of nature in your home. The sweet fragrance of flowers enhances the aesthetic appeal on the rangoli patterns and the combination looks magnificent on the front door of a home. Besides flowers and rangoli patterns, place electric lights in appropriate places in your home as well. Be careful with the placement of candles and diyas and ensure that they are kept away from curtains and other flammable things.
On Diwali evening, it is customary to start the celebrations with a Lakshmi Puja. Decorate the puja thali and clean the temple beforehand. Start with Ganesh Puja and move on to Lakshmi Puja. Distribute the puja prasad to all family members after the puja is complete.
Important points to be kept in mind for Diwali Puja & Lal Kitab Tips/Remedies for Diwali
1.      On the night of Diwali, listen or read Vishnu Sahasra Naam and Shree Sukta
2.      Purchase a new broom on Diwali and use it to clean the place where pooja has to be done. You can use it regularly from next day onwards. It will help in improving prosperity.
3.      Try to offer homemade Rice or Sabudaana Kheer to Maa Lakshmi instead of offering sweets available in market.
4.      If it is possible, have 11 Abhimantri “Gomti Chakra” and keep them in a red cloth bag. Treat these Gomti Chakra as Maa Lakshmi and worship them in your pooja. After doing pooja, you can keep these Gomti Chakras in your locker or almirah or the place where you keep your money. This will help you in gaining wealth and prosperity. People whose business is not growing must do this to gain benefit.
5.      Most Important for all of you is to install a Crystal or Sphatik Shree Yantra on Diwali at your house. If you have this yantra, then after undertaking panchabhishek (washing with milk, ghee, honey, curd and gangajal) worship it. Maa Lakshmi resides in Shree Yantra and it will definitely bestow peace, happiness and blessings of Maa Lakshmi on you.
6.      There are many people who are facing unemployment or their mind is always wandering here and there. They should wear Shree Yantra Abhimantrit Locket which will help them in gaining wealth and good intelligence. People who want to have promotion can also wear this locket or alternatively install Abhimantrit Shree Yantra at their house.
7.      If possible while doing Diwali Pooja wear Sphatik Bead mala. It will increase the effect of Diwali Pooja many times. Alternatively wear Lakshmi Narain Pendant which is a combination of Seven Mukhi and Ten Mukhi Rudraksha denoting Maa Lakshmi and Vishnu Ji respectively.
8.      On all days starting from Dhan Teras till Bhaiya Dhuj, try to light a diya near the Tulsi plant. Pushkar Puran states, “The person who lights the lamp of sesame (til) oil in the name of Lord Shri Hari in the month of Kartik (during Sandhya) gets unlimited prosperity, beauty, blessedness and wealth”. So if possible try to lit lamp of sesame (til) oil in evening during the whole month of Kartik (i.e. from 19th October 2013 to 17th November 2013).

""Hari Om Tat Sat"

Acharya Vikas Malhotra
Astrologer, Numerologist and Spiritual Healer

Wednesday, 30 October 2013




DHAN TERAS DATE IN 2013 – Friday, 01st NOVEMBER 2013           

About the Festival – Dhan Triyodashi, Yamdeep Daan, Kuber Puja, Dhanwantri Puja

Dhanteras the festival of wealth and prosperity is celebrated two days before Diwali festival in India. Dhanteras is also known as Dhantrayodashi, and takes place two days before Diwali, in honour of Dhanavantri, the physician of the gods and an incarnation of Vishnu. Dhanteras marks the beginning of Diwali festival. Dhan means “wealth” and Teras denotes “trayodashi”. The festival is observed on the 13th lunar day of dark fortnight (Krishna Paksha) in the month of Kartik.

On this day, the main doors of houses and offices are decorated with flowers lights and rangolis. An extensive pooja is organized in all households where people worship Goddess Laxmi with their purchase of the day (utensil/Jewellery).

Legends Associated with Dhan Teras
Yamadeep Daan
There are two legends associated with this festival. The first is that there was a 16 year old son of King Hima whose horoscope predicted his early death by a snake-bite on the fourth day of his wedding. On that particular fourth day of his marriage, his young wife did not allow him to sleep. She laid all the ornaments and lots of gold and silver coins in a big heap at the entrance of her husband’s boudoir and lighted innumerable lamps all over the place. And she went on telling stories and singing songs. When Yam, the god of death arrived there in the guise of a serpent his eyes got blinded by that dazzle of those brilliant lights and he could not enter the prince’s chamber. So he climbed on top of the heap of the ornaments and coins and sat there whole night listening to the melodious songs. In the morning he quietly went away. Thus the young wife saved her husband from the clutches of death. Since then this day of Dhanteras came to be known as the day of "YAMADEEPDAAN" and lamps are kept burning throughout the night in reverential adoration to Yam, the god of death.

Legend of Samudramanthan or Sea Churning
Another legend of Samudramanthan shows that at the time of sea churning or samudramanthan, Lord Dhanwantri appeared in sea with an urn, hence, there is a tradition of buying utensils of this day. It is believed buying utensils or silver increases their count by 13 times. Also, buying seeds of dried coriander and keeping them in house increases wealth. On the day of Diwali, these seeds are sown in garden or farms. These seeds are the symbol of growth and wealth increment in a person’s life.

What to purchase on Dhanteras
In the past few years, the tradition of purchasing utensils and jewellery has become popular on this day. The real significance of Dhan Teras lies in worshipping Lord Dhanvantri so that good health is bestowed on the worshipper and ultimately “Health is Wealth.” The best way to celebrate Dhan Teras apart from worshipping Maa Lakshmi, Kuber Ji, Lord Yama and Lord Dhanvantri is to give any gift to your family doctor or physician. In addition you can purchase small utensil/s of silver/steel/copper as per your need and budget. Please remember that do not purchase a utensil with holes like tea filter.   You can purchase a copper/silver bowl and after puja you can use it for drinking water. If it is a copper utensil you can dip five mukhi rudraksha in it in night and early morning have this water and it will solve your diabetes and blood pressure problem. Alternatively you can bring home the silver idols of Lakshmi and Ganesha which increases wealth, success and growth at house, offices and business organisation.

Dhanteras Pujan
The worship  on Dhanteras should be done in Subh Muhurat. First of all 13 lamps should be lighted and Lord Kuber in the Locker should be worshipped. Lord Kuber is worshipped and offered flowers and it is said that “I worship you Lord Kuber who sits on the best plane similar to Garudamani, holding Gadha in both the hands and wearing crown on head, dear friend of lord Shiva”. After this worship with incense sticks, lamps, Navedha (sweets) and chant the following mantra
'यक्षाय कुबेराय वैश्रवणाय धन-धान्य अधिपतये
धन-धान्य समृद्धि मे देहि दापय स्वाहा '
Auspicious Muhurat for Puja in the Evening
The time of Pradosh Kal,fixed Lagna from 17:32 to 20:10 (05:32 p.m. to 08:10 p.m.) will be the most auspicious for the Pujan of Dhanteras. Auspicious muhurat for shopping on Dhan Teras is before 9:33 p.m. on Ist November 2013
Method of Deep Daan
In the evening have mitti ka Deepak and fill it with Til oil. Have new cotton in it and lit it. Lit an incense stick also and recite following mantra looking at South Direction:         
‘मृत्युना दण्डपाशाभ्यां कालेन श्यामया सह ।

त्रयोदश्यां दीपदानात्‌ सूर्यजः प्रीयतां मम ॥’
Now do deep daan and release diyas into water or leave them at pipal tree. 


"Hari Om Tat Sat"

Acharya Vikas Malhotra
Astrologer, Numerologist and Spiritual Healer


Friday, 4 October 2013


Yantra means instrument or machine. It is based purely on scientific principles which make use of five elements namely earth, water, fire, sky and air. Deities are worshipped in different forms and each form is linked to a yantra. Yantra makes use of signs and writings to remove a planet's malefic effects and increase its beneficial aspects.

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"Hari Om Tat Sat"
Acharya Vikas Malhotra
Astrologer, Numerologist and Spiritual Healer

Wednesday, 25 September 2013


All of you know that Pitra Paksha has started. This is a very favorable opportunity to you to relieve yourself from Pitra Dosha.

I have written in detail on my website about the Pitra Dosha, its symptoms, how you can judge it through horoscope and simple and effective remedies for Pitra Dosha.
Pitra Paksha was started on 19thSeptember 2013 and will continue till 04th October 2013 on which date is Amavasya. Please visit following link for knowing about Pitra Dosha in detail

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“Hari Om Tat Sat”
“Jai Shree Krishna”
Acharya Vikas Malhotra
Astrologer, Numerologist and Spiritual Healer

Friday, 6 September 2013


"Vakratunda Mahaakaaya Suryakotee Sama Prabha
Nirvighnam kuru mey Deva, Sarva kaaryeshu Sarvadaa"
curved trunk
large bodied
Surya kotee
million suns
Sama Prabha
with the brilliance of
free of obstacles
Sarva Kaaryeshu
in all work
Ganesha Chaturthi is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi and Ganesha Chauth. Ganesha Chaturthi is celebrated as birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha. On Ganesha Chaturthi, Lord Ganesha is worshipped as the God of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. It is believed that Lord Ganesha was born during Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month.

Ganesh Puja is preferred during Madhyahana as it is believed that Lord Ganesh was born during Madhyahana Kaal. Madhyahana Kaal is equivalent to midday according to Hindu division of the day.

It is believed that one should not see the moon on Ganesha Chaturthi. Sighting the moon on Ganesh Chaturthi creates Mithya Dosham which means false accusation of stealing something. Depending on start and end time of Chaturthi Tithi, sighting of the moon might be prohibited for two consecutive days. Moon should not be sighted while Chaturthi Tithi is prevailing. Further, Moon risen during Chaturthi should not be sighted even if Chaturthi Tithi gets over before moonset.
Ganesha Chaturthi in year 2013 will be celebrated on 09th September 2013. The madhyahana puja time for this purpose is of 2 hours 27 mins duration (11.10 a.m. to 1:37 p.m.)
The Ganeshotsav, the festivity of Ganesh Chaturthi, ends after 10 days on Anant Chaturdashi which is also known as Ganesh Visarjan day. On Anant Chaturdashi, devotees immerse idol of Lord Ganesh in water body after a gala street procession. Anant Chaturthi (or Anant Chaturdashi) is the last day of the “Ganesha festival” celebrated in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. It is the tenth day after Ganesh Chaturthi which falls on the 14th day of the bright Bhadrapada (the sixth month of Hindu calendar). The day follows the immersion of the idols of the beloved Lord but to be welcomed the next year with equal fervor. Some people observe a vow in honour of Lord Vishnu, which if kept for 14 years is supposed to bring wealth. Anant Chaturdashi will be celebrated on 18th September 2013.

How to conduct Puja on Ganesha Chaturthi
On this auspicious day a beautiful idol of Lord Ganesh should be made of clay or some metal like silver or it could be brought from the market. The trunk should be curved in the left. Now this idol should be installed on a high pedestal with its face facing east/west or north. Having anointed the idol with sandalwood or saffron paste and invoking the Lord for the 'Pran-pratishtha' (consecration), offerings with 21 objects should be kept ready, which should include Patri (leaves), Kewra (pamdames), Shamee (a kind of tree leaves), white flowers (lily), Durba (grass twigs), red sandalwood, sindoor (red vermilion powder), panchamrita (a potion made from mixing milk, curd, honey, sugar and water) and the leaves of Tulsi or basil etc. One must remember that basil leaves or Tulsidal are permitted in the Lord's worship only on this day, and not on other days. Now, after seating yourself on the Kushasan (a small mattress made by the weed called Kusha), you should invoke the Lord and complete the worship as mentioned earlier. After this, you can perform the Mahabhishek (Grand Anointing Ceremony) by Panchamrita etc., and sing the 'Aarti' of the Lord with a lighted lamp waving in your hand before the Lord's idol. Then the oblation of Durba, flowers etc. should be offered to the Lord. After this religiously move around the Lord seven times in anti-clockwise direction and lie with hand and feet fully stretched on the ground with face facing the ground to salute the Lord. This sort of special salutation is called Sashtang Namaskar'. Then 21 Laddoos should be offered as the Lord's symbolic food or the 'Prasadam' which should be distributed to as many devotees as possible. It is said in scriptures that 'Prasadam' should be distributed to the greatest number of persons possible with each getting as little of the share as to have it totally absorbed or digested by the eater's body and there should not be any refuse left out of it after digestion.
Having made the offering, the following 'Mantra' (incantation) should be recited:

Ganadhipa namasteastu Umaputraghanashana
Ekdantabhaktreti tatha mooshak vahana
Vinayakesha putreti sarva siddhi pradayaka
Kumar gurve tubhyam poojaneeyah prayatnatah

[I bow to the head of Ganas, the Destroyer of all sin, the son of Uma (parvati), who has One Tusk and Elephant-Face and the mouse as His vehicle. Supreme Leader, who grants the boon of son and every desire, whose elder brother is Kumar (Kartikeya)- this way I endeavor to worship you)
    "Aum gam ganapataye namah"

                                     Happy Ganesha Chaturthi

Acharya Vikas Malhotra
Astrologer, Numerologist and Spiritual Healer

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Happy Janmashtami 2013

Date – Wednesday, August 28 2013

About the Festival

Krishna Janmashtami is the celebration of the birth of Lord Shri Krishna, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who is believed to have been born about five thousand years ago in Mathura in 'Dwapar Yuga'. Krishna Janmashtami is also known as Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, Krishnashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami and sometimes simply as Janmashtami.

It is essentially a Hindu festival. The festival is generally observed on Ashtami tithi, the eighth day of the dark half or Krishna Paksha of the month of Bhadrapada in the Hindu calendar, when the Rohini Nakshatra is ascendant. This is usually in the months of August and September in the Gregorian calendar. The festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and vigor by Hindus all over India and abroad. People observe fast the whole day, sing hymns and conduct prayers at midnight to rejoice the birth of Lord. Raslila, dramatic enactments of the life of Krishna, are a special feature that is showcased in every part of the country, as it re-creates the flirtatious aspects of Krishna's youthful days. Another interesting aspect of Krishna Janmashtami is the practice of Dahi-Handi. This game portrays the playful and mischievous side of Krishna, where teams of young men form human pyramids to reach a high-hanging pot of butter and break it.

Brief Significance and History of Festival

According to the Puranas Krishna took birth on the 8th lunar day (Ashtami) of the waning moon of the month of Smvana at midnight, upon the moon's entrance into Rohini asterism. This day is marked as Janmashtami. Krishna is one of the most worshipped Gods in India and belongs to the Hindu Trinity. He is believed to be one of the eight incarnations of Lord Vishnu. The story of birth of Krishna is an intriguing one. The story goes like this: One day Mother Earth was appalled by the number of sins that were being committed on her surface. She went to Brahma that God of the Gods and appealed to him for help. Brahma, after listening to her, appealed to Lord Vishnu who said that He would take birth on earth and His avatar will destroy every kind of sin that was being committed on earth then. During that time, Mathura was in miserable state as Kansa, brother of Devki, had put his father, King Ugrasen in prison and declared himself the new king. To put an end to his evil rule, Lord Vishnu decided to take birth in the human form. As such, at the wedding ceremony of Devki and Vasudev, there was a divine prophecy which proclaimed that Vasudeva's eighth son would kill Kansa. To protect himself, Kansa rushed to kill his sister but gave up the idea of killing after being assured by Vasudev that he will hand over all his children to Kansa. Kansa put his brother-in-law and sister in prison. Kansa killed all the six infants as soon as they were born. The seventh child (Balram) was saved due to divine intervention, when he was transferred from Devki's womb to that of Rohini's (other wife of Vasudev).

As Devki conceived the eighth child, everything around was imbued with benevolence and majestic beauty. Lord Krishna was born in the divine form with lotus like eyes, his palms bearing the signs of a lotus, while his sole has a swastika sign. He was adorned with jewels and was wearing a crown. Just as he was born at midnight, a chain of events astonished Vasudev, when he saw the gates of the cell flow open and all the guards fast asleep. He immediately thought of Nand, his close friend in Gokul and decided to hand over his child to him in order to save him from the clutch of Kansa. Crossing the River Yamuna, Vasudev reached Nand's residence and exchanged his son with Nand's daughter. Upon reaching the prison, the door got locked behind him and he was chained again as if nothing happened in between. The guards also woke up and after hearing the cry of the baby, informed Kansa about the birth of the eighth child. Just as Kansa rushed to kill the baby, it slipped out of his hand and flew towards the sky, proclaiming that the annihilator of Kansa was born and was safe.

How to Celebrate Janmasthami

I think the festival is an opportunity for us to thank Him for all that He has given to us. As we enjoy attention and fun on our birthday, so does Lord also enjoys our attention on His appearance day. Worship Him in a way that you can relate yourself with the lord and in this love and devotion you will get immense happiness and satisfaction.

1. First of all you can decorate your home for Lord Krishna. Clean your home thoroughly and invite Lord to come to your house. It would be fun, particularly for children. Encourage them in helping to make garlands, hanging balloons and festoons of leaves, and making the house beautiful for Krishna’s appearance.
2.  Listen to Lord Krishna Bhajans and recite Mahamantra of Lord.
3.  If you have Radha-Krishna deities, get extra special new outfits for them. Exercise your creativity and pay special attention to decorating their altar.  Hold Abhisheka bathing ceremony for your deities. Simply buy different liquids like yogurt, honey, ghee and fruit juices and bathe the deity with them while singing devotional songs.
4. You must cook one special dish for the Lord which should be offered to Lord and then taken as Prasad by you. Imagine that Krishna is actually right near you in your house and you are offering this dish to Him.
5. Meditate as long as possible on this day and you can recite Lord Mahamantra also. Visit any Lord Krishna temple if possible and immerse yourself in the presence of Lord there.
6. You can bring a cake for the lord. It should be an eggless cake. Cut the cake in the midnight at 12 o Clock and have midnight Aarti (worship ceremony) with a kirtan. This is the exact time that Krishna appeared on this planet, so it is most auspicious and spiritually inspiring

7. Krishna has an immense love for cows. On the birthday of Lord Krishna, you must feed cows. You can offer anything like bread, green grass, chapati or any thing which you think would be liked by the cows. This would definitely give you mental peace, satisfaction and happiness and would also improve your planet Venus. 

8. I am reproducing Krishna Mahamantra below. Chant this mantra and feel the divine presence. Enjoy each and every bit of His visit. He is here only, today and always. Feel Him, Love Him and Worship Him.


“Hari Om Tat Sat”
“Jai Shree Krishna”
Acharya Vikas Malhotra
Astrologer, Numerologist and Spiritual Healer

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Benefits of Gomati Chakras

Gomati Chakras are a rare natural product, a form of shell stone, and is found in Gomati River in Dwarka, Gujarat in India. Gomati Chakra resembles the Sudarshana Chakra (divine weapon) or Discus of Lord Krishna. It is used as a Yantra for different purposes and is also used in worship of Lord Har and Hari

You can visit following link for knowing more about these chakras, their utility and benefits

                                "Hari Om Tat Sat"

"Jai Shree Krishna"
Acharya Vikas Malhotra
Astrologer, Numerologist and Spiritual Healer

Friday, 5 July 2013

Somvati Amavasya - Importance, Spiritual Significance, Pitra Dosha Shanti & manner of celebrating Somvati Amavasya


Somvati Amavasi, or Somavati Amavasya, is no moon day that falls on a Monday (Somvar) in traditional Hindu calendar. In 2013, Somvati Amavasya date is July 8.

It is considered a highly auspicious day and millions of people take a holy dip in sacred Rivers like Ganga and Yamuna on the day. Married men and women also perform different pujas and rituals and also undertake Somavara Amavasya Vrat. Though Amavasya occurs every month, Hindus believe it to be most auspicious when it occurs on a Monday. Married women on this day should observe fast on this day for the long life of her husband. Women who want a good match for them should also keep this fast. They should worship Lord Shiva and offer milk and milk mixed water to Shiv Linga. This day is also very auspicious for performing Pitra Tarpan (offering to the ancestors) as it provides peace to their souls. People suffering from Pitra Dosha should also observe this fast as it frees them from this dosha. It is believed that observing this helps us get rid of all the sorrows and problems. People who are suffering problems in their life as well as profession should observe this fast. If they cannot fast at least they should do the things advised below for getting happiness in their life.

The significance of Somvati Amavasya was narrated to Yudhisthira by Bhishma Pitamaha in the epic Mahabharata. It is believed that we can bring peace to our ancestor’s soul by taking a Holy Dip on this day in the sacred River Ganga. Also, the Holy Dip wears away all our sorrows and helps us progress and prosper. The Peepal tree is considered as a sacred tree as per the Indian traditions and on the auspicious day of Somvati Amavasya women tie a sacred thread around its trunk for 108 times. Parikrama around the tree is performed for 108 times and it is offered with milk, sandal paste, flowers and vermillion. Devotees sit under the Peepal tree and chant Mantras to please the Almighty.

Legend associated with Somvati Amavasya

Once upon a time there lived a money lender who had seven sons and one daughter. He married all his sons but could not find a suitable match for his daughter. A monk visited their house regularly and blessed the money lender’s daughters-in-law but never blessed the daughter. The daughter told her mother about this and she confronted the monk with this question. The monk did reply and left quietly. This really worried the mother and she called a Pandit.

The Pandit told her that her daughter was destined to become a widow. The girl’s mother asked the Pandit for a solution to the problem. He told them that there was a washerwoman who lived on the island of Singhal. If that woman agrees to apply vermilion (Sindoor) on the forehead of the girl, her fate will change. The Pandit also told them that observing fast of Somvati Amavasya will also be instrumental in reversing her fate.

The mother sent her daughter and her youngest son to that island. On their way to the island they came across sea shore and wondered how to cross it. Sitting under a tree they saw a vulture’s nest. A male and female vulture lived there with their babies. One day when both vultures had gone out of their nest to fetch some food, a snake entered their nest and attacked the babies. All this was being witnessed by the girl who was sitting there. She immediately jumped to help the vulture babies and saved them from the attack.
When the vultures returned they were really pleased to know what had just happened. As a token of their gratitude they helped the girl to reach the washer woman’s house. After reaching her destination she started living with the washer woman. After a few months the woman was really pleased with the girl and applied vermilion (Sindoor) on her forehead. While returning back to her house she also observed Somvati Amavasya. This reversed her fate and then she lived a happy married life with her husband.

Special Importance of Somvati Amavasya for Pitra Dosha Shanti

Somvati Amavasya is a special day for getting rid of Pitra dosha in your horoscope. I would advise you to consult a good astrologer for knowing specific remedies pertaining to their horoscope. Until then you can do the following remedy for solution of Pitra Dosha.
Crows and the ‘Peepal tree’ are the symbols of forefather. So, you must offer water to the “Peepal tree” on this day. You can offer sweet water, sweets (white) or kheer and Janeu to the Peepal tree on this day and recite the Mantra `OM NAMOH BHAGWATE VASUDEWAY’. Circumambulate the Peepal tree 108 times and then apologize to God for your known and unknown sins.Giving bread to the crows also gives a lot of benefit on this day.
According to the “Shastra” our forefathers come to our house on “Amavasya”, so every person must donate according to his or her capability. Keeping food under the “Babool tree” makes our Forefathers happy.
On every Amavasya we must give five fruits to the cow. No matter what religion you are following, after preparing food you must offer the first bite to a cow in the name of our forefather, so that the family could be blessed by them.

What to do on Somvati Amavasya/Spiritual Significance of this day

Apart from above remedies for Pitra Dosha you can also do the following on Somvati Amavasya:
  1. You can donate food to poor kids.
  2. Fast on this day and worship Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu
  3. Doing Maun (remaining silent) is considered to be very fruitful on this day.
  4. Devotees observing Somvati Vrat must revolve around 108 times around Peepal tree in the morning.
  5. You should chant Lord Shani Mantra “Om Nilaanjana Samaabhasam, Ravi Putram Yamagrajam. Chaya Martanda Samhubhutam, Tama Namami Shanescharam.”
  6. Worship of both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu on this day would eliminate all your sufferings.
  7. Taking bath in the holy rivers (Like Ganga and Triveni) on Somvati Amavasya is considered to bring prosperity, make you free from diseases, grief and sorrow and help the ancestors to attain salvation.
  8. You can also do parikrama (circumbalate) Basil tree (Tulsi tree) 108 times. It results in elimination of poverty.
  9. You can offer 11 (Eleven) Abhimantrit Gomti Chakra on Shiv Linga on this day to grab favorable opportunities in profession. For getting Abhimantrit and Energised Gomti Chakra, you can contact Lal Kitab Astro Centre (LKAC).
I wish all of you a very happy Somvati Amavasya 2013
“Hari Om Tat Sat”
“Jai Shree Krishna”
Acharya Vikas Malhotra
Astrologer, Numerologist and Spiritual Healer

Wednesday, 26 June 2013


Narmadeshwar Shivlinga/Bana Linga are obtained from the river Narmada in Madhya Pradesh. Narmadeshwar Shivlinga is considered very auspicious as they are made naturally in the river bed. It is believed that where there is Narmadeshwar Shivling Lord Shiva Himself resides there. One can get rid of all ailments by performing daily pooja of Narmadeshwar Shivlings to achieve success in life.

If a person consult with his or her horoscope, specific remedies through worshiping Lord Shiva using Narmadeshwar Shivlinga could be suggested to maximize results. If you want to purchase Narmadeshwar Shivlinga and want to get additional information about it you can visit the following link 
"Om Namah Shivay"

"Jai Shree Krishna"
                                        "Hari Om Tat Sat"
Acharya Vikas Malhotra
Astrologer, Numerologist and Spiritual Healer

Sunday, 16 June 2013


On the request of many of the friends and followers associated with LAL KITAB ASTRO CENTRE (LKAC), I am sharing here some of the useful remedies for initiating improvement in your child studies. I would suggest that these remedies cannot be a substitute for good Astrological consultation for your child. In that case, the remedies are suggested looking at various combinations in the horoscope, the planetary position and relevant divisional charts. 

Consult for all your problems relating to:
What is the good area in which education should be taken?
How to initiate improvement in studies?
Would your education prove to be useful for you in future?
Do I have the possibility of getting foreign education?
Why I am not getting desired
results even after studying hard?

The link for remedies is given below:

Hari Om Tat Sat
"Jai Shree Krishna"
Acharya Vikas Malhotra
Astrologer, Numerologist and Spiritual Healer