The troublesome period of Holashtak that precedes the festival of Holi has begun. We all are aware of the joy & enthusiasm that Holi brings along with it but very few of us are aware of the inauspicious 8-day period that precedes Holi. Yes we are talking about Holashtak!
Holashtak (Holi + Ashtak) in the Hindu culture means- eight days prior to the festival of Holi. Holashtak begins on Ashtami Tithi (eighth date) of the Shukla Paksha (Waxing Phase of Moon) in the month of Phalgun, as per the Hindu calendar. Holashtak ends on the Purnima (Full Moon Day) of the month of Phalgun which is the day of performing 'Holika Dahan'.
This year Holashtak will begin on 14th March and end on 21st March 2019.
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So what is the big deal about this period and why is inauspicious?
Well, the ancient self realized sages of this land have repeatedly advised the general population to refrain from doing anything significant in this eight day period as the entire cosmos goes through massive changes on the energy levels during Holashtak.
These cosmic changes have their effects on the planets of our solar system and eventually upon us as well. This change in planetary effects during Holashtak is subtle but extremely powerful & influential upon us and as per the sacred science of Vedic Astrology, planets play a significant role in shaping our destiny besides our actions.
So, at a time when the planets are going through their 'yearly turmoil' and their energies are turbulent, it is best to defer indulging into anything major and sit on the sidelines during this period till the energies come back to normalcy.
Five Tasks that must be be avoided during Holashtak at all costs
This is perhaps the most significant event in the life of all people and it forges a union where in the couple makes a commitment to spend their forthcoming lives together by being at each other's side, irrespective of the situations in life.
Therefore it is all the more important to choose such a time to tie the knot that is auspicious and capable of driving this holy matrimonial alliance towards bliss & prosperity! Hence, marriage in the inauspicious period of Holashtak must be avoided at all costs.
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Naamkaran Sanskaar of a Child
Naamkaran Sanskaar or the Naming Ceremony of a Child is a very significant process that must always be performed in a conducive & auspicious 'Muhurat' (Timing backed by astrological movements).
The sounds associated with the name of a child, cast a significant vibrational effect on the child and affect his/her destiny to a great extent. It is therefore not advised to name a child at a time when the vibrational energies of the entire cosmos are twisting & turning and waiting to get settled.
Vidyarambh of a Child
'Vidyarambh' of a child means the starting of a child's education and we all know the significance of education in shaping up the very course of a child's life.
It is therefore extremely important to place the child under the guidance of a teacher during an auspicious Muhurat (timing) rather than making the child embark on the most significant journey of his/her life during the inauspicious period of Holashtak.
Buying/Selling a Property
The decision to either buy or sell a property must be taken at a time when the planetary situations are atleast balanced in an overall perspective, if not absolutely favourable for you. However, performing a real estate transaction during Holashtak which is a period that is deemed unfavourable for just about everyone, is not at all a wise decision and could result in a deal that may bring troubles later.
Starting a New Business or Making a Job Change
Whether someone wants to start a new business venture or make a switch in the existing job, it is recommended that the individual must choose a time that would bring necessary support from celestial bodies in the form of planets. This positive thrust of planetary support is not available during the period of Holashtak.
Hence, taking any major professional & career specific decisions or making a fresh investment into a business, must be avoided during Holashtak.
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So what can one do besides avoiding all the above mentioned tasks?
Well, one must devote as much time & efforts possible in connecting with the Divine during this time. Plus, as per many ancient spiritual texts, a person should make it a point to make donations to the needy during Holashtak. This brings safety from the malefic effects of Holashtak.
To sum it up, one must consult with an experienced astrologer to get his/her personal horoscope analyzed in order to find out what remedial measures can he/she adopt to pacify any malefic effects of the planets signified upon him/her during Holashtak.
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