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An Astrological Analysis of various Festivals / Important Astrological Events 2008

Impact of Sani on various Rasis for the year 2008
During 2008, Sani moves in Simha Rasi. From the beginning of the year, Sani is in retrogression motion and will be in direct motion from May 3, 2008.

Effects of Sani according to Gochara during Margasiramasam 2008

Maargaseersha / Margashirsha / Markali / Ogrohaeon
List of famous Hindu festivals and observations during the month of Margasira

Sri Kanakamahalakshmi Ammavari Margasiramasa Festivals

Shani Gochara results during Karthikam to various star signs

Kaarthika / Karttika / Karttikai / Kartik
List of famous Hindu festivals and observations during the most holy month of the Hindu calendar

Diwali falls on October 28, 2008
Termed as the Festival of Lights, Diwali is a major festival celebrated in many Asian countries.

Dhanteras / Dhana Trayodasi on October 26, 2008
An auspicious day to pray to Lord Kubera, the Lord of Wealth/Finance

Asweejam / Aasveeyuja / Ashwina / Ashshin / Aippasi
List of famous Hindu festivals and observations during the second autumn month of the Hindu calendar

Shani Gochara results during Asweejam (From September 30, 2008 to October 28, 2008) to various star signs

Dasarah Navaratrulu starts from September 30, 2008
The tenth day of the celebrations is Vijaya Dasami

Shani Trayodasi falls on September 27, 2008

Onam on September 13, 2008

Important festivals during Bhaadhrapada or Bhadrapada / Purattaci / Bhadro

Shani Gochara results during Bhadrapadamasam (From August 31, 2008 to September 29, 2008) to various star signs

Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayaka Chaviti on September 3, 2008

Polala Amavasya on August 30, 2008

Maasa Shivaratri on August 29, 2008

Aja Ekadasi / Ananda Ekadasi on August 27, 2008

Arudrotsavam falls on August 26, 2008

Sri Krishna Asthami / Sri Krishna Janmashtami falls on August 23, 2008
Birthday of Lord Krishna, observed on Krishna Paksh of the month of Bhadrapada month of Hindu calender when the Rohini Star is ascendant

Rakhi / Raksha Bandhan on August 16, 2008
Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan represents relationship between brother and sister

Lunar Eclipse on August 16, 2008
Rahu grasta pingalavarna uttaragola apasavya Lunar Eclipse

Hayagriva Jayanti is on August 16, 2008

Varalakshmi Vratam falls on August 15, 2008
Special Pujas for Goddess Lakshmi by the Hindu women community

Naga Panchami in August 2008
To be observed on August 6, 2008

Teej falls on August 4, 2008
Indian Women Festival observed by fasting and singing, dancing and praying for Goddess Parvati

The August Sravanam / Sravana Maasam / Aavani
Sravanam or Sravana Maasam is considered an auspicious month by the Indian women

Solar Eclipse on August 1, 2008
Ketu grasta Krishna varna dakshina gola apasavya Surya Grahanam to appear across various countries

Adrotsavam on July 30, 2008

Natives can please Lord Shiva on this day by offering Sivarachana on Arudra star will get immense results. It is beneficial to perform Rudrabhishekam to Lord Shiva on this day.

Kamikaiekadasi on July 28, 2008

On this day, if the natives with utmost faith and sincerity offer prayers to Lord Vishnu will get their desires fulfilled. It may be noted that the natives have to be on fasting on this day. Due to fulfillment of desires by doing so, it is called as Kamikaiekadasi. On this day it is advised to recited Sri Ram namam for more benefits.

Saksthahara Chaturdasi on July 21, 2008

According to ancient texts, that Chaviti falls before moon rise is called Saksthahara Chaturdasi. On this day the natives have to perform 'Saksthahara Chaturdasi' vratam. On this day, the natives have to be on fasting and in the evening offer prayers to Lord Ganapati. It is also advised to recite Ganapati Stotra for four times will also gives benefit. Those who perform this vrata will get hurdles due to various reasons and will get good benefits.

Guru Poornima falls on July 19, 2008
The hope and assurance that Manava can become Madhava

Toli Ekadasi-Sayana Ekadasi falls on July 13, 2008

Ashada sudda Ekadasi is otherwise called as Sayana Ekadasi, Harisayana Ekadasi and Toli Ekadasi. From this day on wards, Lord Sri Vishnu will go into sleep for four months and will woke up again on Karita sudda Ekadasi. This day, being the first one with Ekadasi both are coincided, this day is called Toli Ekadasi. From this day onwards, Lord Vishnu will come from Heaven to the earth and perform the duty of Dusta Sikshana and give proper way to the devotees. Devotees will perform puja with white sandal and recite Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam to seek His blessings. It is advisable to recite the sloka regularly to please Lord Vishnu. ' Twaya supte Jagannadha jagatusptam bhavedam, vibudewtatwa budwe tatstarwam sacharacharm'.

Lakshmi Vratam-Saakavratam begins on July 12, 2008

From this day on words, natives offer prayers to Goddess Lakshmi for one month. Daily offer prayers to Goddess with red flowers, roses, red sandal powder etc., To derive more financial benefits and to ward of the negative effects, natives perform this vratam. During this period donate green vegetables. It is believed that Goddess Lakshmi showers wealth to the natives who perform this vratam commencing in Ashadamasam.

Vivasasapatami on July 9, 2008

On this day for pleasing the Lord Sri Suryanarayana Swamy, the natives have to undertake fasting. You should not eat alcohol and meat. Sleep on the floor and pray the God with red flowers. It is better to recite Surya Kavacham on this day. Due to this problems regarding eye and heart will not haunt you. During the period of Greeshmarutuvu, out of all Saptamis, this Saptami is considered is the best one for deriving benefits.

Lord Jagannadha Swamy Rath Yatra begins from July 4, 2008

What's in store for Mithuna Rasi in 2008
Understanding how the year 2008 will be for the natives of Mithuna Rasi

What's in store for Vrushaba Rasi in 2008
Understanding how the year 2008 will be for the natives of Vrushaba Rasi

Lord Hanuman Jayanti falls on May 30, 2008
Hindus believe that praying Lord Hanuman will come to the rescue of the devotees at times of need

Sani Trayodasi falls on May 17, 2008

Sri Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy Kalyanam on May 15, 2008

Chandana Yatra falls on May 8, 2008

Akshaya Tritiya falls on May 8, 2008

Sani Trayodasi falls on May 3, 2008

Moudyami Moodhami on May 10, 2008

Sukra Moudyami begins from May 10, 2008 to July 8, 2008 and again March 23, 2009 to April 1, 2009. Moodhami means dark. Ravi if having aspects with other planets, Graha war starts. As we are aware that Guru and Sukra are subha grahas. If these two planets moves close to Sun, this period is called Moudyami. During the period Moodhami, Guru and Sukra looses their strength. Hence, during this period no auspicious functions takes place.

Vasanta Navarastrostavams from April 7 to April 14, 2008

From Ugadi to Sri Rama Navami, all these nine days are called as Vasanta Navarastrosavams. On Ugadi day, devotees perform Kalasastapana on this day and welcome Goddess Ammavaru and performs puja on these nine day with different flowers. Every day, the offer one type of sweet as prasadam to Ammavaru. By performing the Navarastrosavams, people will get happiness, good health, wealth and what not. Regular recitation of Lalita Sahasranamam everyday during these nine days will benefits the natives.

Holi on March 21, 2008

Mahalakshmi Jayanti and Holi Poornima on March 21, 2008

This day is also called as Holi Poornima, Kamuni Punnami, Vasanta Punnami. On this day, the Holika demon who was killed on this day is called Holi. On this day in the wee hours, Demon Holika will be burnt in the morning in flames. There are so may stories in this text. One such is according to Purana, Raghu Mahraju killed the demon Holika. After performing the same, people will take bath and celebrate the Holi irrespective of age, creed, color, caste and what not. Some texts says that Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi was born on this day. We get the blessing of Goddess in Phalgunamasam Poornima day by performing Lakshmi Upasana. If one wants to win over enemies, it is advised to perform Chandi homam on this day.

Nrusimha Dwadasi on March 18, 2008

Natives will get benefited by reciting the Nrusimhavirbhava Adyayam in Bhagavatam on the evening time will be blessed by Lord Vishnu. It is also advisable to recite Lakshmi Nrusimha Karavalamba astakam to fulfill their desires and offer prayers to Lord Lakshmi Nrusimha Swamy on this day.

Amalaki Ekadasi on March 17, 2008

On this day, it is very famous for the devotees who perform rituals to Lord Vishnu. The lord blesses the natives who perform fasting and reciting Vishnusahasranam will be highly benefited. Those who donate food items to the poor will get their desired fulfilled.

Maha Shivaratri falls on March 6, 2008
Main festival of Lord Shiva

Lunar Eclipse on February 21, 2008
Eclipses perfectly visible in American continents and partially visible in Western Europe and Northwest Africa

Ratha Saptami (Sun God's Festival) falls on February 13, 2007
Main festival of Lord Sri Suryanarayana Swamy varu

Solar Eclipse on February 7, 2008
Four Eclipses to be experienced during the year 2008

Makar Sankranti / Pongal Falls on January 15, 2007
Popular harvest festival, particularly in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharastra

Market Trends 2008
Trends of Gold, Silver, metals and red colored items, mirchi, grams etc. and Company shares

Skanda Shasti on April 11, 2008


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