Acharya Ram Hari sharma
Chaitra month or Chaitra maasa is the first month of Hindu calendar or Hindu Panchangam. Chaitra usually falls during March-April as per Gregorian calendar. As per Hindu panchangam of north India, bright half (Shukla Paksha) of Chiatra month in 2010 starts on March 16 and ends on March 30, 2010. Similar dates are applicable to Marathi, Gujarati and Telugu Panchangam.
According to Hinduism, on the first day of Chaitra month Lord Brahma began the creation. New Year begins on the first day of Chaitra maasa in north India. This festival is also celebrated as Telugu New Year and Marathi New year (Gudhi Padva). It marks the onset of spring season or Vasanta Rithu. New Year marks the beginning of Vikrutinama samvatsare 2067.
The major festivals during Chaitra month in 2010 are - Ugadi, Sri Rama Navaratras or Chaitra Navaratri, Sobhagya Gauri Vrat, Sri Rama Navami and Hanumaan Jayanti.
This year, the “Varsh Pravesh” i.e. entrance into the new Hindu year is in the night of 16 March at 02:30 hrs. Taking capital Delhi as place of Varsh Pravesh, ascendent is rising in Sagittarius sign. Rahu is placed in the Varsh Lagan. This year Varsh lord is Mars and minister is Mercury. Varsh lord Mars is placed in 8th house in its debilited sign. Saturn is placed in 10th house. By this combination, I do not feel this year auspicious for not only to India but also to entire world. In mundane astrology, it is mentioned that in the lordship of Mars, inauspicious results like fear from thieves, natural calamities, fire accidents, political revolts etc. occurs. Placement of Rahu in angle will give ups and downs in politics, citizens will not be happy by the policies of government; there is an indication of bad health of prime minister. The position of Saturn will adversely affect the development schedule of India.
This year Saturn will transit through Virgo and Jupiter will transit through Pisces. The transit of Saturn through is not auspicious in mundane as it is said:
“YADA BHASKER TANAYHKANYARASHI PRAVSHYANTI
JALSHOSHAM BHAVEDYAYUMADHYADESHE NRAPKSHAYA.”
Means when Saturn transits through Virgo, there is drought in central part of country and Prime Minster leaves the post (may be due to health/ death or due to opposition). There may be earthquakes, terrorist attacks, blasts and war, however the combination of Moon, Mercury and Venus in 4th house gives some relief from inauspicious results. Let us pray the God, New Year should be prosperous to all.
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