October 2021 - An auspicious month to attract luck
By: Future Point | 05-Oct-2021Views : 773
October the month that infuses the environment with the festive vibes is here to stay!
The month is usually an important month from religious point of view that accommodates a long list of Hindu festivals. The most auspicious being Navaratri, the days of Maa Durga.
In addition to this, Dussehra, the day of victory of good over bad also falls in this month. In this way, this month marks the ending of all omens.
We heartily wish the worst pandemic that has made the life difficult for all of us should vanish and get burnt with the effigy of Ravana this time.
Just like after killing the demon Ravana, Lord Rama established peace and happiness everywhere, similarly we desire for the peace across the globe.
Let’s explore what are the other festivals that hold astrological significance and are falling in this month.
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Detailed information of all Fasts/Festivals falling in the month of October
In astrology, each planet is associated with certain deity and in order to remove ill effects or to gain blessings of the planet, we tend to worship these associated deities.
These festivals also propitiate the malefic effects of the inauspicious planets with the religious traditions associated with them.
Keeping fasts is also another form of propitiating or strengthening a specific planet.
Hence, festivals have a lot of astrological significance which if adhered religiously attract fortunes for the native or the worshipper.
October 02, Saturday: Indira Ekadashi
Indira ekadashi is known to give salvation or moksha to the departed souls of our ancestors. A fast is observed on this day which falls on ekadashi tithi of Krishna Paksha of ashwin maas or month.
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October 06, Wednesday: Sarv Pitru Amavasya
As per vedic scriptures, the new moon of Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month is known as Ashwin Amavasya or Sarv Pitru Amavasya. This is also known by the names of Badmavas and Darsh Amavasya. This marks the ending of the Shradh Paksha symbolizing departure of the pitru to their respective abodes.
October 07, Thursday: Sharad Navratri
The Navratri festivities are associated with Maa Durga i.e. shakti. Navratri means ‘nine nights’ and therefore, the festivities are carried for nine continuous days.
Each day is devoted to a specific form of Maa Durga. In total there are nine depictions of the goddess and they all are worshipped as per the day devoted to them.
These days are believed to bring prosperity and happiness in the family while removing the obstacles and misfortunes. Since the Navratri fall in winters, they are termed as Sharad Navratri.
It is celebrated from Pratipada (the first day) till Navami during Shukla Paksha of Ashwin month.
The ritual called ghatasthapana i.e. the establishment of an auspicious kalash is also performed on the very first day of Navratri. Through this process, all deities are welcomed in the house. As per vedic texts, Kalash is considered a form of Lord Vishnu and hence, it is placed and worshiped before revering Maa Durga.
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October 12, Tuesday: Navpatrika
Navpatrika combines two words i.e. Nav and Patrika which means nine leaves. These leaves are used to on the seventh day of navratri to worship Maa Durga. Also known as Nabapatrika Puja, it is mainly followed in Bengal, Orissa, and Eastern India regions.
October 13, Wednesday: Durga Ashtami
Durga Ashtami is a popular tradition which is celebrated on the eight-day of Navratri and is dedicated to Maa Mahagauri. She is a four-armed goddess and rides a bull with a trident or trishul in one hand while the damru in the other.
October 14, Thursday: Durga Maha Navmi
Navami, the last and ninth day of Sharad Navratri, is dedicated to Maa Siddhidatri. The tradition of kanjak or kanya pujan is followed on this day. It is believed that this form of goddess protected Gods by killing the demon named Mahishasura.
October 15, Friday: Dussehra
Dussehra, the most awaited festival will be celebrated on Dashami Tithi in Ashwin month during Shukla Paksha.
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October 24, Sunday: Karwa chauth
This is the most popular and widely celebrated festival. Almost every married woman observes fast on this day while making wish for the longevity of their husbands. This day is considered highly auspicious in Hindu traditions especially in North of India.
These are the important festivals falling in the month of October. There is a common belief in Hindu religion that if we adhere to religion with full devotion we are bound to get prosperity in life. As per astrology, every day is connected with a specific planetary energy and by following these religious traditions we are somewhere aligning ourselves with the divine energy that in turn attracts luck, wealth, health and prosperity for us. It is like aligning ourselves with the planetary energy to get its favor.
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