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Monday, February 13, 2012

14 FEB 2012

Today's Horoscope for ARIES

You will be more inclined to spiritual tendencies. Stress and obstacles may cause some challenges for you. Spending requirements will be there for the family. You will have to pay attention to personal relationships. The day will be average for your health. You will be concerned about your children.

Today's Horoscope for TAURUS

A good day for Taurus natives! The atmosphere at work front will be peaceful and you will see opportunities for your promotion. Financial matters will be a source of happiness. Peace and harmony will have to be maintained in the family through mutual adjustments. You will have no worries with regard to your health. Children will remain happy. 

Today's Horoscope for GEMINI

An energetic day for the natives! Travel with regard to work will give you benefits and will also keep you in good shape. You will be relieved of worries with regard to financial matters. Relationship among the family members will be strong. You will maintain a good health. Children will remain happy.

Today's Horoscope for CANCERcancer horoscope

You will be emotionally inclined today. Mixed returns will be possible at work front as well as in financial matters. Harmony will have to be maintained in family relationship. Following a give and take policy will be ideal to maintain peace at home. Children will not be a concern today.


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

2012 Horoscope

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Aries Horoscope 2012: Arians will find growth and success, especially on the fronts of career, finance, and love.
Taurus Horoscope 2012: Taurus people will have a great period in the year 2012 in career, finance, harmony in family life, and support from friends.
Gemini Horoscope 2012: For Geminis, the year 2012 will be an average year.
Cancer Horoscope 2012: The year 2012 will offer them fruits for their efforts made in the last year, and many new bright opportunities for progress.
Leo Horoscope 2012: Leos will have very productive year with respect to career, love, respite, and romance.
Virgo Horoscope 2012: For Virgos, the year 2012 will be creative and stable in the sectors of profession, finance, and familial life.
Libra Horoscope 2012: On the whole, Librans will have a very happy and great time in the year 2012, regarding all vital things.
Scorpio Horoscope 2012: Scorpios will have to be patient, optimistic, and working their best to tackle some troubles on fronts of health, love, and family.
Sagittarius Horoscope 2012: Sagittarians will have good and creative times in the year 2012, on fronts of love, romance, friends, and family.
Capricorn Horoscope 2012: Capricorns must remain patient, circumspect, and optimistic, in the year 2012, to avert loss and failure, especially in the fields of finance, profession, and family.
Aquarius Horoscope 2012: The year 2012 will be a booming period for all Aquarians. Career, finance, investment, and family life, all will remain highly productive.
Pisces Horoscope 2012: Life is good in the year 2012, for all Pisceans, on all important fronts.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Types of Vedic Mantra

Mantra is an invocation or a mystical formula, which aids the person to release the self and attain bliss and ultimate fulfillment. The sounds involved in a Mantra are themselves significant for they generate in the individual an unusual mystic power. Mantra produces a set of vibration in the surrounding atmosphere & its force depends on the attitude of the person as well as the intensity of concentration.
Mantras are performed through faith, the results of which cannot be analyzed measured, weighed, seen but are felt. The force of Mantra can be only felt. It should be performed with due faith and all rituals, then it is fruitfull. You must have complete faith in Mantra you are reciting and must know its meaning. Do the things as per prescribed methods. You will experience sensation and vibrations during or at the end of Japa, this is a sufficient proof to believe. Mantra requires faith, Japa, hard work ad per laid dictums to realize the desired objects and vibrations. Each Mantra has a different use, The vibrations of sound create desired reactions within the body too.
Recitation of Mantras with a prescribed number of times at different timings to give desired results. There are three ways to perform Mantra :
UPANSU JAPA: It is the method where Japa is done very slowly so that nobody can hear it. Only lip movement should be there.
MANSIK JAPA: The Japa carried out only in the heart without any sound or lip movements.
VACHIK JAPA: In this method you can recite the mantra in a low, medium or high tone of your sound.

Some Powerful Vedic Mantras

What is Vedic Mantra

Mantras are considered to be divine rhymes composed by the ancient Vedic Rishis/saints in the divine language of Sanskrit.
Mantras are energy-based sounds.They are primarily used as spiritual conduits, words or vibrations that instill one-pointed concentration in the devotee.Other purposes have included religious ceremonies to accumulate wealth, avoid danger, or eliminate enemies etc.
Mantra is a combination of magical/mystical words and sound waves.Mantra is recited to relax mind & to fulfill the desired work.

Mantra is an invocation or a mystical formula, which aids the person to release the self and attain bliss and ultimate fulfillment. The sounds involved in a Mantra are themselves significant for they generate in the individual an unusual mystic power. Mantra produces a set of vibration in the surrounding atmosphere & its force depends on the attitude of the person as well as the intensity of concentration.
Mantras are performed through faith, the results of which cannot be analyzed measured, weighed, seen but are felt. The force of Mantra can be only felt. It should be performed with due faith and all rituals, then it is fruitfull. You must have complete faith in Mantra you are reciting and must know its meaning. Do the things as per prescribed methods. You will experience sensation and vibrations during or at the end of Japa, this is a sufficient proof to believe. Mantra requires faith, Japa, hard work ad per laid dictums to realize the desired objects and vibrations. Each Mantra has a different use, The vibrations of sound create desired reactions within the body too.

What Is a Mantra and How Does It Work

A saying from the Vedas claims that "Speech is the essence of humanity." All of what humanity thinks and ultimately becomes is determined by the expression of ideas and actions through speech and its derivative, writing. Everything, the Vedas maintain, comes into being through speech. Ideas remain unactualized until they are created through the power of speech. Similarly, The New Testament, Gospel of John, starts "In the beginning was The Word. And the Word was with God and the Word was God..."
In mainstream Vedic practices, most Buddhist techniques and classical Hinduism, mantra is viewed as a necessity for spiritual advancement and high attainment. In The Kalachakra Tantra, by the Dalai Lama and Jeffrey Hopkins, the Dalai Lama states, "Therefore, without depending upon mantra...Buddhahood cannot be attained."
Clearly, there is a reason why such widely divergent sources of religious wisdom as the Vedas, the New Testament and the Dalai Lama speak in common ideas. Here are some important ideas about mantra which will enable you to begin a practical understanding of what mantra is and what it can do.

Definition # 1: Mantras are energy-based sounds.

Saying any word produces an actual physical vibration. Over time, if we know what the effect of that vibration is, then the word may come to have meaning associated with the effect of saying that vibration or word. This is one level of energy basis for words.
Another level is intent. If the actual physical vibration is coupled with a mental intention, the vibration then contains an additional mental component which influences the result of saying it. The sound is the carrier wave and the intent is overlaid upon the wave form, just as a colored gel influences the appearance and effect of a white light.
In either instance, the word is based upon energy. Nowhere is this idea more true than for Sanskrit mantra. For although there is a general meaning which comes to be associated with mantras, the only lasting definition is the result or effect of saying the mantra.

Definition #2: Mantras create thought-energy waves.

The human consciousness is really a collection of states of consciousness which distributively exist throughout the physical and subtle bodies. Each organ has a primitive consciousness of its own. That primitive consciousness allows it to perform functions specific to it. Then come the various systems. The cardio-vascular system, the reproductive system and other systems have various organs or body parts working at slightly different stages of a single process. Like the organs, there is a primitive consciousness also associated with each system. And these are just within the physical body. Similar functions and states of consciousness exist within the subtle body as well. So individual organ consciousness is overlaid by system consciousness, overlaid again by subtle body counterparts and consciousness, and so ad infinitum.
The ego with its self-defined "I" ness assumes a pre-eminent state among the subtle din of random, semi-conscious thoughts which pulse through our organism. And of course, our organism can "pick up" the vibration of other organisms nearby. The result is that there are myriad vibrations riding in and through the subconscious mind at any given time.
Mantras start a powerful vibration which corresponds to both a specific spiritual energy frequency and a state of consciousness in seed form. Over time, the mantra process begins to override all of the other smaller vibrations, which eventually become absorbed by the mantra. After a length of time which varies from individual to individual, the great wave of the mantra stills all other vibrations. Ultimately, the mantra produces a state where the organism vibrates at the rate completely in tune with the energy and spiritual state represented by and contained within the mantra.
At this point, a change of state occurs in the organism. The organism becomes subtly different. Just as a laser is light which is coherent in a new way, the person who becomes one with the state produced by the mantra is also coherent in a way which did not exist prior to the conscious undertaking of repetition of the mantra.

Definition #3: Mantras are tools of power and tools for power.

They are formidable. They are ancient. They work. The word "mantra" is derived from two Sanskrit words. The first is "manas" or "mind," which provides the "man" syllable. The second syllable is drawn from the Sanskrit word "trai" meaning to "protect" or to "free from." Therefore, the word mantra in its most literal sense means "to free from the mind." Mantra is, at its core, a tool used by the mind which eventually frees one from the vagaries of the mind.
But the journey from mantra to freedom is a wondrous one. The mind expands, deepens and widens and eventually dips into the essence of cosmic existence. On its journey, the mind comes to understand much about the essence of the vibration of things. And knowledge, as we all know, is power. In the case of mantra, this power is tangible and wieldable.

Statements About Mantra

  1. Mantras have close, approximate one-to-one direct language-based translation. If we warn a young child that it should not touch a hot stove, we try to explain that it will burn the child. However, language is insufficient to convey the experience. Only the act of touching the stove and being burned will adequately define the words "hot" and "burn" in the context of "stove." Essentially, there is no real direct translation of the experience of being burned.
    Similarly, there is no word which is the exact equivalent of the experience of sticking one's finger into an electrical socket. When we stick our hand into the socket, only then do we have a context for the word "shock." But shock is really a definition of the result of the action of sticking our hand into the socket.
    It is the same with mantras. The only true definition is the experience which it ultimately creates in the sayer. Over thousands of years, many sayers have had common experiences and passed them on to the next generation. Through this tradition, a context of experiential definition has been created.
  2. Definitions of mantras are oriented toward either the results of repeating the mantra or of the intentions of the original framers and testers of the mantra. In Sanskrit, sounds which have no direct translation but which contain great power which can be "grown" from it are called "seed mantras." Seed in Sanskrit is called "Bijam" in the singular and "Bija" in the plural form. Please refer to the pronunciation guide on page 126 for more information on pronunciation of mantras.
    Let's take an example. The mantra "Shrim" or Shreem is the seed sound for the principle of abundance (Lakshmi, in the Hindu Pantheon.) If one says "shrim" a hundred times, a certain increase in the potentiality of the sayer to accumulate abundance is achieved. If one says "shrim" a thousand times or a million, the result is correspondingly greater.
    But abundance can take many forms. There is prosperity, to be sure, but there is also peace as abundance, health as wealth, friends as wealth, enough food to eat as wealth, and a host of other kinds and types of abundance which may vary from individual to individual and culture to culture. It is at this point that the intention of the sayer begins to influence the degree of the kind of capacity for accumulating wealth which may accrue.
  3. Mantras have been tested and/or verified by their original framers or users. Each mantra is associated with an actual sage or historical person who once lived. Although the oral tradition predates written speech by centuries, those earliest oral records annotated on palm leaves discussed earlier clearly designate a specific sage as the "seer" of the mantra. This means that the mantra was probably arrived at through some form of meditation or intuition and subsequently tested by the person who first encountered it.
  4. Sanskrit mantras are composed of letters which correspond to certain petals or spokes of chakras in the subtle body. As discussed in Chapter 2, there is a direct relationship between the mantra sound, either vocalized or subvocalized, and the chakras located throughout the body.
  5. Mantras are energy which can be likened to fire. You can use fire either to cook your lunch or to burn down the forest. It is the same fire. Similarly, mantra can bring a positive and beneficial result, or it can produce an energy meltdown when misused or practiced without some guidance. There are certain mantra formulas which are so exact, so specific and so powerful that they must be learned and practiced under careful supervision by a qualified teacher.
    Fortunately, most of the mantras widely used in the West and certainly those contained in this volume are perfectly safe to use on a daily basis, even with some intensity.
  6. Mantra energizes prana. "Prana" is a Sanskrit term for a form of life energy which can be transferred from individual to individual. Prana may or may not produce an instant dramatic effect upon transfer. There can be heat or coolness as a result of the transfer.
    Some healers operate through transfer of prana. A massage therapist can transfer prana with beneficial effect. Even self-healing can be accomplished by concentrating prana in certain organs, the result of which can be a clearing of the difficulty or condition. For instance, by saying a certain mantra while visualizing an internal organ bathed in light, the specific power of the mantra can become concentrated there with great beneficial effect.
  7. Mantras eventually quiet the mind. At a deep level, subconscious mind is a collective consciousness of all the forms of primitive consciousnesses which exist throughout the physical and subtle bodies. The dedicated use of mantra can dig into subconscious crystallized thoughts stored in the organs and glands and transform these bodily parts into repositories of peace.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

August 2010 Daily Panchang – Daily Panchangam of Shravan Month and Bhadrapad Month in 2010

August 2010 daily panchangam details are given here. August 2010 coincides with Ashad month and Shravan month in Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada and Telugu Panchangam. And it is Shravan Month 2010 and Bhadrapad month as per Hindi calendars followed in North India. This month is Shraban mash and Bhadra mash in Bengali calendar. Aadi month and Avani month coincide with August 2010 in Tamil Nadu calendars where as Karakadaka masam and Simha month coincide with August 2010.

August 2010 Daily Panchangam includes masam (mahina/month), Paksha (fortnight) tithi (day), nakshatra (star), varjam, Durmuhurat (bad time), Shubh muhurtham (auspicious time), yoga, karana, and festivals of the month.

1 August 2010, Sunday – Ashada bahula Shashti / Shravan Krishna Sashti – Sashti (up to night 8:34 hrs), Revathi nakshatra (up to night 2’o clock), varjam – 12:48 pm to 2:34 pm, Durmuhurta – 4:51 pm to 5:42 pm, Amrutha yogam – 11:22 pm to night 1:08 hrs, Dhruthiyoga – early morning 4:10 hrs on 2 August 2010, Garaji karanam – 7:39 am, Vanija karanam – 8:34 pm. Secunderabad Mahankali Jatara (Bonalu Jathara).

2 August 2010, Monday – Ashada Bahula Saptami / Shravan Krishna Saptami – Saptami (up to 9:58 pm), Ashwini nakshatram (up to night 3:55 hrs), varjam – night 11:36 to 1:20, Durmhurat – 12:36 pm to 1:27 pm and 3:09 pm to 4 pm, Amritha yogam – 8:09 pm to 9:53 pm, Shoola yogam –early morning 4:11 hrs on August 3, 2010, Bhadra karanam – 9:16 am, Bavakaranam – 9:58 pm.

3 August 2010, Tuesday – Ashada Krishna Ashtami / Shravan Krishna Astami – Astami (up to 10:43 pm), Bharani nakshatram (up to 5:11 am 4th August 2010), varjam – 2:01 pm to 3:42 pm, Durmuhurat – noon 11:45 to 12:37 and night 11:09 to 11:54, Amrita yogam – night 12:08 to 1:49, Gandayogam – night 3:41, Balavakaranam – 10:21 am, Kaulava karanam – 10:43 pm.

4 August 2010, Wednesday – Ashad Krishna Navami / Shravan Krishna Navami – Navami (up to 10:43 pm), Krittika nakshatram (up to 5:42 am 5 August 2010), varjam – 5:27 pm to 7:05 pm, Durmuhurtham – noon 11:46 to 12:37, Amritha yoga – night 3:15 to 4:53, Vriddhi yogam – night 2:36, Taitula karanam – 10:43 am, Garaji karanam – 10:43 pm. Aadi Krittikai or Aadi Karthigai.

5 August 2010, Thursday – Ashad Krishna Dasami / Shravan Krishna Dasami – Dashami (up to 9:59 pm), Rohini nakshatram (up to 5:28 am 6 August 2010), varjam – 9:33 pm to 11:08 pm, Durmuhurta – 10:04 am to 10:55 am and 3:10 pm to 4:01 pm, Amritha yog – night 2:18 to 3:53, Dhruva yogam – night 12:54, Vanija karanam – 10:21 am, Bhadra karanam – night 9:59.

6 August 2010, Friday – Ashad Krishna Ekadasi / Shravana Krishna Ekadashi – Ekadasi (up to night 8:29), Mrigasira nakshatram (up to 4:30 am 7th August 2010), varjam – 10:50 am to noon 12:22, Durmuhurtham – 8:22 am to 9:13 am and noon 12:37 to 1:28, Amritha yogam – 8:03 pm to 9:35 pm, Vyaghathayoga – 10:35 pm, Bavakaranam – 9:14 am, Balavakaranam – 8:29 pm. Kamika Ekadashi.

7 August 2010, Saturday – Ashada bahula Dwadasi / Sravana Krishna Dwadashi – Dwadasi (up to 6:17 pm), Arudra nakshatram (up to night 2:48), varjam – afternoon 12:18 to 1:47, Durmuhurta – 5:50 am to 7:32 am, Amrita yogam – 5:31 pm to 7 pm, Harshana yogam – 7:41 pm, Kaulava karanam – 7:23 am, Thaitula karanam – 6:17 pm, Garaji karanam – 4:53 am on 8August 2010. Shani Trayodasi and Shani Pradosha Puja.

8 August 2010, Sunday – Ashada bahula Trayodasi / Sravana masa Krishna paksha Trayodasi – Trayodasi (up to 3:28 pm), Punarvasu nakshatram (up to night 12:34), varjam – 1:41 pm to 3:08 pm, Durmuhurat – 4:53 pm to 5:44 pm, Amritha yogam – 8:23 pm to 9:50 pm, Vajra yogam – 4:17 pm, Vanija karanam – 3:28 pm, Bhadra karanam – night 1:50. Masa Shivratri. Pitrutithi Trayodasi & Pithru tithi Chaturdasi.

9 August 2010, Monday – Ashada Krishna Chaturdashi / Sravana Krishna Chaturdasi – Chaturdasi (up to noon 12:12), Pushyami nakshatram (up to 9:56 pm), varjam – 9:41 am to 11:06 am, Durmuhurat – afternoon 12:38 to 1:29 and 3:11 pm to 4:02 pm, Amrutha yoga – 4:14 pm to 5:39 pm, Siddhi yogam – noon 12:29, Shakuni karanam – noon 12:12, Chatushpath karanam – night 10:25. Pitru tithi Amavasya. It is also observed as Somvati Amavas as it falls on Somvar. Aadi Amavasya in Tamil Nadu. Karkidaka Vavubali in Kerala.

10 August 2010, Tuesday – Ashad Amavasya / Shravan Amavasya – Amavasi (up to 8:37 am), Aslesha nakshatram (up to 7:03 pm), varjam – 9:12 am to 10:36 am, Durmuhurat – 8:23 am to 9:14 am and night 11:02 to 11:47, Amritha yogam – 5:39 pm to 7:03 pm, Vyathipatha yogam – 8:26 am, Variyan yogam – 4:14 am on 11 August 2010, Nagava karanam – 8:37 am, Kimsthughna karanam – 6:44 pm, Bavakaranam – 4:51 am on 11 August 2010. Shravan month 2010 begins in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Gujarat. Shravan Shukla Prathama or Padyami is up to 4:51 am on 11 August 2010. Chukkala Amavasya in Andhra Pradesh, Bhimana Amavasya or Diwasi Gauri Puja in Karnataka, Gatari Amavasi in Maharashtra, and Hariyali Amavasya in North Indian states.

11 August 2010, Wednesday – Shravan Shukla Vidiya or Dwitiya – Dwitiya (up to night 1:07), Magha nakshatram (up to 4:08 pm), varjam – 6:06 am to 7:34 am and night 10:45 to 12:04, Durmuhurtha – noon 11:48 to 12:39 and 2:56 pm to 4:24 pm. No Amrita kaal, Parigha yoga – night 12:02, Balavakaranam – 2:59 pm, Koulava Karanam – night 1:07. Chandrodayam.

12 August 2010, Thursday – Shravana Shukla Tritiya – Tritiya (up to 9:35 pm), Purva Phalguni nakshatram (1:19 pm), varjam – 7:45 pm to 9:11 pm, Durmuhurtam – 10:01 amto 10 :51 am and 3:01 pm to 3:51 pm, Amritha yogam – 6:42 am to 8:01 am and on 13 Aug 2010 4:28 am to 5:54 am, Shiva yogam – 8 pm, Taitula karanam – 11:21 am, Garaji karanam – 9:35 pm. Madhushravani Tritiya Vrat. Madhushravani Vrat ends. Phool Kajli or Chokha Kajli vrat in Gujarat. Hariyali Teej Vrat.

13 August 2010, Friday – Shravan Shukla Chaturthi – Chaturthi (up to 6:23 pm), Uttara nakshatram (up to 10:46 am), varjam – 6:26 pm to 7:54 pm, Durmuhurat – 8:21 am to 9:11 am and afternoon 12:31 to 1:21, Amrita yogam – night 3:12 to 4:40, Siddha yogam – 4:15 pm, vanija karanam – 7:59 am, Bhadra karanam – 6:23 pm, Bavakaranam – 5:02 am on 14thAugust. Naga Chaturthi. Shravana Shukravara Lakshmi Puja or Lakshmi Puja in Shravan month starts in Purnimant Chandramana Panchanga. Durva Ganapati Vrat.
14 August 2010, Saturday – Shravan Shukla Panchami – Panchami (up to 3:41 pm), Hastha nakshatram (up to 8:40 am), varjam – 4:09 pm to 5:39 pm, Durmuhurtha – 5:51 am to 7:31 am, Amrutha yogam – night 1:08 to 2:38, Sadhya yogam – noon 12:55, Balava karanam – 3:41 pm, Kaulava karanam – night 2:39. Nag Panchami / Nagula Panchami / Garuda Panchami Vrat.
15 August 2010, Sunday – Sawan Shukla Sashti – Sasthi (up to 1:30 pm), Chitra Nakshatram (up to 7:07 am), varjam – afternoon 12:32 to 2:05, Durmuhurat – 4:41 pm to 5:31 pm, Amritha yogam – 10:07 pmto 11 :40 pm, Shubha yogam – 10:04 am, Thaithula karanam – 1:36 pm, Garaji karanam – night 12:55. Supaudan Vrat. Pitruthithi Saptami. Veer Pasli vrat starts in Gujarat.
16 August 2010, Monday – Sawan Shukla Sapthami – Saptami (up to 12:13 noon), Swati nakshatram (up to 6:18 am), varjam – noon 11:53 to 1:29, durmuhurath – afternoon 12:32 to 1:22 and 3:02 pm to 3:50 pm, Amrutha yogam – 9:27 pmto 11 :03 pm, Shukla yogam – 7:49 am, vanija karanam – noon 12:13, Bhadra karanam – 11:54 pm. Avyanga Saptami vratham. Pitru tithi Ashtami. Shravan Somvar vrat starts in Maharashtra and Gujarat.
17 August 2010, Tuesday – Shravana Shukla Ashtami – Ashtami (up to 11:35 am), Visakha nakshatram (up to 6:14 am), varjam – 10:21 am to 12’o clock, durmuhurtha – 8:22 am to 9:12 am and 10:59 pm to 11:45 pm, Amritha yogam – 8:12 pm to 9:51 pm, Brahma yogam – 6:09 am, Indra yogam – 5:06 am on 18 August 2010, Bavakaranam – 11:35 am, balava karanam – 11:39 pm. Pitru thithi Navami. Mangala Gouri Vratham starts in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Gujarat. Shravana masa Mangalavara puja.
18 August 2010, Wednesday – Shravan Shuddha Navami – Navami (up to 11:42 am), Anuradha nakshatram (up to 6:53 am), varjam – 10:21 am to 12’o clock, Durmuhurtham – noon 11:42 to 12:32, Amritha yogam – 8:12 pm to 9:51 pm, Vaidhruthi yogam – 4:35 am on 19 August. Kaulava karanam – 11:42 noon, Taitula karanam – night 12:06. Pitru tithi Dashami. Noli Nom in Gujarat.
19 August 2010, Thursday – Shravana Shuddha Dasami – Dashami (up to noon 12:30), Jyeshta nakshatram (up to 8:13 am), varjam – 4:52 pm to 6:36 pm, durmuhurtha – 10:02 amto 10:52 am and 3:02 pm to 3:52 pm, Amrutha yoga – 3:15 am to 4:59 am on 20 August. Vishkamba yogam – 4:33 am on 20 August. Garaji karanam – noon 12:30, vanija karanam – night 1:11. Asha Dasami. Pitru tithi Ekadasi.
20 August 2010, Friday – Shravan Shuddha Ekadashi – Ekadasi (up to 1:51 pm), Moola nakshatram (up to 10:10 am), varjam – 8:26 am to 10:10 am and 8:42 pm to 10:27 pm, durmuhurtham – 8:22 am to 9:12 am and afternoon 12:32 to 1:22, Preeti yogam – 4:53 am on 21 August, Bhadra karanam – 1:51 pm, bavakaranam – 2:46 night. Putrada Ekadasi or Pavitra Ekadashi. Varalakshmi Vratham or Varamahalakshmi Puja.