Tuesday, 26 March 2013



Date of Holi in 2013 – 27th March 2013

Introduction of Festival
Holi is celebrated from the full moon day (purnima) of the Hindu lunar month of Phalgun until the fifth day (panchami) known as Rang Panchami. Depending on regional variations it is celebrated from two to five days.
It has various names such as Hori, Dolayatra in North India, Shimga, Holi and Hutashani mahotsav, Holikadahan (burning of Holika) in Goa, Konkan and Maharashora, and Kamadahan (burning of desires) in South India. It is also called as Vasantotsav or Vasantagamanotsav that is the festival celebrated to welcome the spring (Vasant) season.

Mythological Significance
Holi gets us close to our religion and our mythology as it is essentially the celebration of various legends associated with the festival. The main legend associated with holi is the legend of Prahlad and Hiranyakshyap. The legend says there once lived a devil and powerful king, Hiranyakshyap who considered himself a god and wanted everybody to worship him. To his great ire, his son, Prahlad began to worship, Lord Vishnu. To get rid of his son, Hiranyakshyap asked his sister, Holika to enter a blazing fire with Prahlad in her lap, as she had a boon to enter fire unscathed. Legend has it that Prahlad was saved for his extreme devotion for the lord while Holika paid a price for her sinister desire. The tradition of burning Holika or the 'Holika dahan' comes mainly from this legend.

The festival of Holi is also associated with the enduring love between Lord Krishna (an incarnation of Vishnu) and Radha, and Krishna in general. According to legend, the young Krishna complained to his mother Yashoda about why Radha was so fair and he so dark. Yashoda advised him to apply colour on Radha's face and see how her complexion would change. Because of this associated with Krishna, Holi is extended over a longer period in Vrindavan and Mathura, two cities with which Krishna is closely affiliated.  

Simple Astrological Remedies which can be done on Holi

Through various mails and queries many people have asked to share some of the simple astrological remedies which can be done on Holi to get health, wealth, happiness and success in job and profession. I am sharing some of the simple astrological remedies which can be done today.
1.      First of all you can visit a temple in morning and offer abhishek of water on Shiv Linga along with applying little rose color (gulal) or sandalwood paste on Lord Shiva. This will be start of your holi with blessings of Lord Shiva. People who have Narmadeshwar Shiv Linga in their house can offer abhishek to Lord Shiva at their home itself.
2.      Persons who are in financial trouble or wants to improve their finances on this day should go to a peepal tree (bo tree) at 10’o clock in morning. According to various Shastras, Maa Lakshmi visit peepal tree on every Purnima at around 10’o clock. On this day, you should offer water to peepal tree and if possible lit a sarson (mustard oil) deepak on it and pray to Maa Lakshmi to improve your financial position.
3.      This day is very useful for “Aura Cleaning.” People who think that they are affected by the evil eyes of others, then on this day they should ensure that at any time of the day they got themselves energized through an energy healer (preferably Reiki expert) or they should take normal salt and move it clockwise 7 times from head to toe of all the persons in the family one by one. After this throw this salt in sink or wash basin. It will remove negative energy from your aura.
4.      You should worship Maa Lakshmi in night preferably after sun set by litting a pure ghee lamp and requesting Maa Lakshmi to bless you. Light incense sticks also. You can recite this mantra.
"Om Hrim Shrim Lakshmibhyo Namah"

 Wishing you and your family a very bright, colorful and a joyful holi.
                                           "Happy Holi"

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

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Happy MahaShivaratri 2013

Date - 10th March 2013

Maha Shivratri, the night of the worship of Lord Shiva, occurs on the 14th night of the new moon during the dark half of the month of Phalguna (Feb / March) when Hindus offer special prayer to the lord of destruction. 

This is an important day for the devotees of Shiva, who stay awake throughout the night, praying to him.
Devotees bathe the Shivalinga with milk especially auspicious for women. According to one myth, Parvati performed tapas, and prayed and Parvati meditated on this day to ward off any evil that may befall her husband on the moonless night. Since then, Mahashivaratri is also believed to be an auspicious occasion for women to pray for the well-being of their husbands and sons. An unmarried woman prays for a husband like Shiva, who is considered to be the ideal husband. Devotees bathe at sunrise, preferably in the Ganga, or any otherholy water source (like the Shiva Sagartank at Khajurao). They offer prayers to the sun, Vishnu and Shiva. 
Some folklore also consider this to be Shiva’s day as this was believed to be the answer given by Lord Shiva when asked about his favorite day by Goddess Parvati.Lord Shiva married Maa Parvati on this day. This is the reason this day is considered very auspicious for good relations between husband and wife. 


 How to worship Lord Shiva on Mahashivaratri

What matters most is your devotion. You offer anything to Lord Shiva with full devotion according to your ability, He will accept it. However, if it is possible then you must abhishek Narmadeshwar Shiva Linga if you have it at your home or alternatively go to a temple and abhishek Lord Shiva with plain water or milk mixed water. Do not use copper vessel when you are offering milk mixed water or milk to Lord Shiva. Offer bel leaves, fruits, sweets and in addition you can have following six items in worship of Lord Shiva (Source Shiva Purana)

  • Bathing the Linga with water, milk and honey, and Wood apple or bel leaves added to it, representing purification of the soul;
  • The vermilion paste applied on the linga after bathing it, representing virtue;
  • Offering of fruits, which is conducive to longevity and gratification of desires;
  • Burning incense, yielding wealth;
  • The lighting of the lamp which is conducive to the attainment of knowledge;
  • And betel leaves marking satisfaction with worldly pleasures.

Recite this mantra from Shivmahimna Stotra which says: "O three eyed Lord, when the poison came up through the churning of the ocean by the gods and demons, they were all aghast with fear as if the untimely end of all creation was imminent. In your kindness, you drank all the poison that still makes your throat blue. O Lord, even this blue mark does but increase your glory. What is apparently a blemish becomes an ornament in one intent on ridding the world of fear."

Hymns in praise of Lord Shiva, such as the "Shiva Mahimna Stotra" of Pushpadanta or Ravana's "Shiva Tandava Stotra" are sung with great fervour and devotion. People repeat the 'Panchakshara' Mantra, "Om Namah Shivaya". He, who utters the names of Shiva during Shivratri, with perfect devotion and concentration, is freed from all sins. He reaches the abode of Shiva and lives there happily. He is liberated from the wheel of births and deaths. Many pilgrims dock to the places where there are Shiva temples. 

"Om Namah Shivay"
Shivratri blessings to you and your family.
May the almighty Lord Shiva bless you
all with good things and perfect health.

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

Sunday, 3 March 2013


Through this post, I am giving you some of the astro-tips which can help your children in gaining concentration and improve the quality of education just by adjusting the environment and study room in which they are staying:

1. Never sit while facing a wall. It means you are blocking the positive energy. Wall or some solid support should be on your back. Windows should also be not on your back.
2. Also check your sitting position. Whenever studying and preparing for examination, always sit facing north or east or north-east.
3. Keep away all the waste and litter from your environment. Room in which you are studying should be clean and serene. Similarly table and computer, if any, should be dust free. Books and other material should be well arranged. Cleanliness gives positive energy and also has soothing effect on mind.
4. If you can arrange, a money plant should be placed on the south east corner of the room you are studying.
5. You can place an aquarium in the north-east corner to attract positive energy.
6. Sitting under a beam should be totally avoided, whether at home or at office. This may cause unnecessary stress.
7.  You must have energized Saraswati Rudraksha Pendant for your child. It will help your child in gaining success in his or her studies and would also enhance his or her interest in studies. Grasping power of the child would also increase.
8. A mountain painting can also be placed behind the position where you sit. This protects the favor from higher authorities and cooperation from the subordinates.

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