Saturday, October 1, 2016

Yogas & Muhurtas for Travel described in Garuda Purana

In Garuda Purana, Vishnu reveals to Siva, Yogas & Muhurtas, good or bad lunar and week days as per Vedic Astrology when travel should be avoided or undertaken for better prospects.

Lord Vishnu told Shiva : ‘Various Yoginis (goddesses) dwell in different directions on specific lunar days and one should never set out for long journeys on those days.
A yogini named Brahmani dwells in the East on Pratipada(first) and navami(ninth) of both the fortnights of each month and nobody should travel on both these dates towards east.
Maheswari dwells in the north on second and ninth of both the fortnights of each month, so nobody should travel towards north on both these dates.
Varahi dwells in the south on the fifth and thirteenth of both the fortnights of each month and hence it is unadvisable to travel towards south on the those lunar dates.
Indrani dwells in the west on sixth and fourteenth of both the fortnights of each month and therefore nobody should travel in this direction on both the above mentioned dates.’
While giving names of some auspicious Nakshatras suitable for undertaking journeys, lord Vishnu said : ‘Constellations like Aswini, Anuradha, Revati, Mrigasira, Moola, Punarvasu, Pushyami, Hasta and Jyeshta are auspicious for undertaking journeys.
Lord Vishnu, while revealing some specific combinations of days and tithis (lunar days) considered to be inauspicious, said : ‘ One should never travel on the following inauspicious days: Dwadasi falling on Sunday or Ekadasi falling on Monday or Navami falling on Wednesday or Ashtami falling on Thursday or Saptami falling on Friday and Shashti falling on Saturday.

2 Important Yogas in Vedic Panchang revealed by Lord Vishnu

Amrit Yoga

It is the most auspicious yoga for commencing any work. The conjunction of a particular week day and specific nakshatra constitute this yoga.
Few examples of Amrit yoga are Moola nakshatra falling on Sunday, Sravana nakshatra on Monday, Uttara bhadrapada on Tuesday, Kritika on Wednesday, Punarvasu on Thursday, Purva Phalguni on Friday and Swati nakshatra falling on Saturday.

Visha Yoga

It is considered to be an inauspicious yoga and unsuitable for commencing any important work.
Few examples of this particular yoga are Bharani nakshatra falling on Friday, Chitra nakshatra on Monday, Uttarashadha on Tuesday, Dhanishta on Wednesday, Shatabhisha on Thursday, Rohini on Friday and Revati nakshatra falling on Saturday.
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