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Leave Travel Allowance (LTA) – Rules, Exemption & Calculation

Leave Travel Allowance (LTA or LTC) – Exemption & Calculation

What is Leave Travel Allowance (LTA)?

Leave Travel Allowance (LTA) is a allowance type which is given to an employee from his employer to cover his travel expenses when he is on leave from work. LTA is exempted from tax u/s 10(5) of Income Tax Act, 1961.

Leave Travel Allowance (LTA)LTA or LTC can be broadly categorized as below in 2 parts:

1) Any travel assistance received by employee from his employer for himself and his dependent family to cover expenses incurred in travelling while on leave.
2) Any travel assistance received by employee from his former employer for himself or his dependent family to cover expenses incurred in travelling after retirement or termination of his service.

Dependent Family Members includes:

  1. a) Spouse of individual
    b) Children of individual
    c) Parents of individual (mainly or wholly dependent on the individual)
    d) Brothers and sisters of individual (mainly or wholly dependent on the individual)

Exemption Rules

  • People incur several kinds of expenses during their holiday trip but not all of them are covered by LTA. Expenses made on food, shopping, etc. are not tax deductible.
  • Only the expenses made by employee on travelling are born by the employer for which he provides LTA to the employee.
  • The individual must preserve the proof of travel as the same may be required at the time of tax auditing.
  • Exemption is allowed for only twice within a block of 4 years.
  • Amount of exemption is decided as per the mode of transportation opted for and the connectivity of the place of travel


What are Leave Travel Allowance (LTA) block years?

LTA block is a period of 4 years suggested by IT Department during which exemptions can be claimed 2 times during every block period.

Here is the list of the block years suggested by IT department so far:

Block no. Period
1 1986-89
2 1990-93
3 1994-97
4 1998-01
5 2002-05
6 2006-09
7 2010-13
8 2014-17

Current LTA Block Year

The current on-going block year is the 8th block year. The 4 years in this block are the years 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

List of Expenses Exempt under LTA

1) In case of travel by Air

economy air fare of national carrier by the shortest route or the actual amount spent on travel whichever is less is exempt from tax.

2) In case of travel by Rail

A.C. first class rail fare by shortest route or actual amount spent on travel whichever is less is exempt from tax.

3) If the origin and destination spots of journey are connected by rail but journey is performed by other mode of transport and not air or rail

A.C. first class rail fare by shortest route or actual amount spent on travel, whichever is less is exempt from tax.

4) If the origin & destination points are not connected by rail or air (partly/fully) but connected by other recognized Public transport system

first class or deluxe class fare of such transport by shortest route or actual amount spent on travel, whichever is less is exempt from tax.

5) If the place of origin & destination are not connected by rail or air (partly/fully) and also not connected by other recognized Public transport system

AC first class rail fare by shortest route (if the journey was performed by rail) or the amount spent on travel, whichever is less is exempt from tax.

If the assesse did not use LTA provided by his employer either once or twice (the permitted limit) in a 4 years block period he can still claim LTA exemption by using LTA in the year immediately succeeding the earlier 4 years block.

Let’s understand this with the help of an example:

Suppose Mr. Ramesh claimed only one exemption during the 7th block which lasted from 2010-13. He still has one exemption remaining. So when can he claim it?

Mr. Ramesh can claim this concession in the next year, i.e. 2014 which is part of the current block. So, in the current block period (i.e. 2014-17), he can avail LTA claims 3 times in total but he needs to claim the carry over LTA of previous block in 2014 only and not later than that.

Limitations or Restrictions Applicable under LTC

  • LTC covers only domestic travel, i.e. only within India. International travel is not covered under this.
  • To claim LTA, the mode of travel should be either air, railway or public transport.
  • LTA is provided for only travel expenses.
  • Tax exemption on LTA cannot be claimed for more than 2 children on an individual. This restriction is not applicable if children are born before October 1st 1998.
  • Children born out of multiple birth after the first child will be treated as one child only. So the above mentioned restriction will not be applicable in this case also.

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How To Do Meditation? – Effective Meditation Techniques and Guidelines for Mindfulness Meditation

How To Do Meditation? – Effective Meditation Techniques and Guidelines for Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness MeditationBelow are the very important and effective guidelines and techniques on how to do meditation to achieve ultimate benefits of Mindfulness Meditation:


  1. Sadhana should be initiated in a quite mood, consciously with awareness.
  2. Practice the Asanas as Sadhana and not merely a ritual.
  3. Early morning is most suited time, otherwise evening also will do. Sadhna should be done with empty stomach or after a gap of 4-5 hours after meals.
  4. Practice them at a specific place and on a dedicated carpet, as this Sadhana creates some positive vibrations.
  5. Sitting peacefully with body and breath awareness can make the mind quite and conductive for Sadhana.
  6. Pranav Sadhana with open /closed eyes and chanting of “Om” three times with vibration in “Oo” and “Ma” can have continued mental attachment with the process.
  7. Guru Vandana and Prayer create sense of submission and surrender, leading to increased Sakshivrutti.
  8. Some warming up exercises with limited dynamism should precede the process.
  9. Create a suitable ambience by using essence stick. The place should be sufficiently airy with normal ventilation.
  10. Use minimum but loose clothes in tune with our cultural background.
  11. As far as possible practice in “Sole” as it is a Sadhana for “Soul”
  12. After learning from proper guide or Guru, practice with absolute precision.
  13. The practice should be technique free from server insistence on it.
  14. Observance of Five stages is a must, as it can lead to perfection with minimum mistakes.
  15. Try to master the easy positions initially and then proceed for difficult one.
  16. Always be within your designated natural capacity and physical limitations.
  17. Follow the contrast indications meticulously, as it is a practice for pleasure and comfort.
  18. Design the Sadhana as per the time availability. There can be a combination of various positions described above. Choose at least 2 Asana from each category.
  19. Pranayama and Relaxation must be an integral part of Sadhana, which can give an experience of journey from gross to subtle.
  20. Practice of Dhyana for some time can give completeness to the Sadhana.
  21. Conclude the practice with Shantipath and chanting of Om once in a lower pitch with prolonged maker. Experience the inner silence for a while and open the eyes after palming.

You may be interested in reading our “Om Mediation” article, How to Practice Pranav Sadhana to Achieve Mental Peace? 

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Om Meditation – How to Practice Pranav Sadhana to achieve Mental Peace?

Om Meditation – How to Practice Pranav Sadhana to achieve Mental Peace?

Om MeditationPranav Sadhna (Om Meditation) can be done in two ways, one by gazing (Darshan) and secondly by chanting (vocal). The Darshan Sadhna can be done Through Trataka, wherein one looks at image oh Om with Steady eyes, trying to explore all expressed and implied meaning of Om, normally called ‘Bhaitrataka. Then by closed eyes one has to visualize all that seen,normally called ‘Antartrataka. This initial process of 2-3 minutes makes the mind conductive, focused and concentrated, It only purifies the cavity oy eyes but calms the mind as is in instant measure to regain the composure of the mind.

The Vocal Sadhna can be done with the help of chanting the Om.The word Om is a combination oh “Aa”, “Au” and half note of Dot. thus  it is an outcome of  three and half Notes or Matra ,called as “Auta” th by Samarth Ramdas Swami. This each word has specific relevance as far as the science of speech is concerned. All words starting from “Aa” originate From Throat (Kanthavya),those starting from “Au” originate from Tongue(Taalavya) ,those starting From “Ma” originate from lips (Oshtavya) and half note originates From nose(Anunasik).A conscious use of these origins of sound complete the chanting of Om. However While Chanting  Om normally Oo and Ma are expressly uttered to comlete the word Om.

In order to have divine experience of Om following is the simple method of Pranava Sadhna (Om Meditation):

1: Sit on any comfortable and soft Asana(mat) in Sukhasana or any meditative posture like Padmasana,Vajrasana or Swastikasana with both the Dronemudra. Spine eract but relaxed and neck Straight.

2:Relax the entire body with eyes gently closed and relaxed facial muscles.

3: Have few ronds of deep breathing to exhaust the impurities on physical level.

4:Exhale out completely and then inhale slowly and deeply .wait for a while and chant the Om and small duration of Ma in an open and clear voice. In the same way continue to have chanting in middle and lower pitches with respective proportion of Oo and Ma. Have a short Pause between two chanting to experience and notice intaernal changes.

5:As the pitches change,the difference in the intensity and vibrations can be  clearly experienced.They can be experienced in three different parts of the body with the help of specific awareness.

6:In the first level of chanting there is alpha wave domainance in the brain,in the second chanting the Alpha and Theta Domainance is in equal  proportion. In the Third Chanting there is more Theta wave domainance.Alpha waves indicate the peaceful state of mind, whereas the Theta waves indicate the advanced peaceful state of mind.

7:Those having knowledge of Sapta Chakras or energy points in the body can focus the awareness at Muladhar and Swadhishtana chakra during high pitch chanting, at Manipur and Anahta chkra during middle pitch and at Vishuddhi, Ajna and Sahastrar Chakra during lower pitch chanting.

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Yoga Asanas Effective for Health Problems – जानिये किस रोग में कौन सा आसन है उपयुक्त

Effective Yoga Asanas for Health Problems – जानिये किस रोग में कौन सा योग आसन है उपयुक्त

yoga asanasनीचे दिये योग आसन (Yoga Asanas) काफी असरदार साबीत होते है अलग अलग बिमारियोंमे.


  • सिर की बिमारियों में- सर्वांगासन, शीर्षासन, चन्द्रासन।
  • जुकाम– सर्वांगासन, हलासन, शीर्षासन।
  • मधुमेह- पश्चिमोत्तानासन, नौकासन, वज्रासन, भुजंगासन, हलासन, शीर्षासन।
  • गला- सुप्तवज्रासन, भुजंगासन, चन्द्रासन।
  • पेट की बिमारियों में- उत्तानपादासन, पवनमुक्तासन, वज्रासन, योगमुद्रासन, भुजंगासन, मत्स्यासन।
  • वीर्यदोष– सर्वांगासन, वज्रासन, योगमुद्रा।
  • आंखें- सर्वांगासन, शीर्षासन, भुजंगासन।
  • कमर के लिए– सर्पासन, पवनमुक्तासन, सर्वांगासन, वज्रासन, योगमुद्रासन करें।
  • कद बड़ा करने के लिए- ताड़ासन, शक्ति संचालन, धनुरासन, चक्रासन, नाभि आसन करें।
  • मधुमेह के लिए- मत्स्यासन, सुप्तवज्रासन, योगमुद्रासन, हलासन, सर्वांगासन, उत्तानपादासन करें।
  • मोटापा घटाने के लिए– पवनमुक्तासन, सर्वांगासन, सर्पासन, वज्रासन, नाभि आसन करें।
  • गठिया– पवनमुक्तासन, पद्ïमासन, सुप्तवज्रासन, मत्स्यासन, उष्ट्रासन।
  • नाभि- धनुरासन, नाभि-आसन, भुजंगासन।
  • गर्भाशय– उत्तानपादासन, भुजंगासन, सर्वांगासन, ताड़ासन,  चन्द्रानमस्कारासन।
  • कमर दर्द – हलासन, चक्रासन, धनुरासन, भुजंगासन।
  • फेफड़े- वज्रासन, मत्स्यासन, सर्वांगासन।
  • यकृत- लतासन, पवनमुक्तासन, यानासन।
  • गुर्दे की बीमारी में– सर्वांगासन, हलासन, वज्रासन, पवनमुक्तासन करें।
  • गले के लिए- सर्पासन, सर्वांगासन, हलासन, योगमुद्रा करें।
  • हृदय रोग के लिए- शवासन, साइकिल संचालन, सिद्धासन किया करें।
  • गुदा,बवासीर,भंगदर आदि में- उत्तानपादासन, सर्वांगासन, जानुशिरासन, यानासन।
  • दमा- सुप्तवज्रासन, मत्स्यासन, भुजंगासन।
  • अनिद्रा- शीर्षासन, सर्वांगासन, हलासन, योगमुद्रासन।
  • गैस– पवनमुक्तासन, जानुशिरासन, योगमुद्रा, वज्रासन।
  • मानसिक शांति के लिए– सिद्धासन, योगासन, शतुरमुर्गासन, खगासन योगमुद्रासन।
  • रीढ़ की हड्डी के लिए- सर्पासन, पवनमुक्तासन, सर्वांगासन, शतुरमुर्गासन करें।
  • गठिया के लिए- पवनमुक्तासन, साइकिल संचालन, ताड़ासन किया करें।
  • दमा के लिए- सुप्तवज्रासन, सर्पासन, सर्वांगासन, पवनतुक्तासन, उष्ट्रासन करें।
  • रक्तचाप के लिए– योगमुद्रासन, सिद्धासन, शवासन, शक्तिसंचालन क्रिया करें।
  • सिर दर्द के लिए- सर्वांगासन, सर्पासन, वज्रासन, धनुरासन, शतुरमुर्गासन करें।
  • पाचन शक्ति बढ़ाने के लिए- यानासन, नाभि आसन, सर्वांगासन, वज्रासन करें।
  • आंखों के लिए- सर्वांगासन, सर्पासन, वज्रासन, धनुरासन, चक्रासन करें।
  • बालों के लिए– सर्वांगासन, सर्पासन, शतुरमुर्गासन, वज्रासन करें।
  • प्लीहा के लिए- सर्वांगासन, हलासन, नाभि आसन, यानासन करें।
  • कानों के लिए– सर्वांगासन, सर्पासन, धनुरासन, चक्रासन करें।
  • नींद के लिए– सर्वांगासन, सर्पासन, सुप्तवज्रासन, योगमुद्रासन, नाभि आसन करें।

हम आशा करते है आपको ये योग आसन (Yoga Asanas) टिप्स पसंद आयी होंगी. आरोग्य और आयुर्वेद के संबंध मे और ज्यादा जानकारी के लिये यहा क्लिक करो, Health & Ayurveda Section.

Sales to Delivery Handover – Essential Project Familarisation Step

Sales to Delivery Handover – Essential Step in Successful Project Start

Sales to Delivery Handover is an important and a critical task that needs to be completed as part of the Project Familiarisation.

sales to delivery handover


Below are the key steps to follow in the Sales to Delivery Handover process:

  • Why is the project important to the client?
  • Who are the key players?
  • What is the client and our company’s vision of the project?
  • What is the planned use of offshore and onshore?
  • What is the proposal?
  • What are the main deliverables?
  • What is the significance of the project milestones?
  • What is the Client Relationship Mapping?
  • Technologies, methods, timescales?
  • Are there specific security requirements?
  • What project Risks and Issues have been identified?
  • Who was involved in the Bid?
  • Where does the project fit in the context of the Account?

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How to Influence People – Influence and Persuasion Techniques

How to Influence People – Influence and Persuasion Technique

how to influence peopleHow to influence people is a daunting task. It is focused on methods of verbal influence and persuasion. Careful consideration is required to make an effective case. To this end, four essential aspects must be followed. These aspects are detailed here.

Stating your objective

Stating your objective requires short, informative explanations using simple, straightforward language. This explanation should also include

  • a description of how your objective benefits the organization
  • a request for your audience’s attention
  • a demonstration of value to people as well as to the mission of the organization

Demonstrating persuasion techniques

There are several common methods of verbal persuasion.

Problem and solution is a technique that describes an existing problem and then outlines a suggested solution. This technique is best when no other solution is to be offered.

Comparative advantage compares and contrasts the benefits of two or more solutions or options. This technique is best when you wish to emphasize the superiority of your preferred solution.

Reason giving provides three to five reasons why your audience should think, feel, believe, or act the same way as you do. This technique is best when you have a lot of expertise and facts to support your position.

Motivated sequence persuades and motivates through five steps:

  • attention: describe the situation or solution you wish to achieve
  • need: explain the need for this situation or solution
  • satisfaction: explain what is required to satisfy the need
  • visualization: ask the listener to visualize the positive effect of satisfying the need
  • action: give instructions on how to effect the change.

This technique is best when you want immediate action.

Using questions

Using questions can help persuade and influence by encouraging dialogue, obtaining agreement, and guiding discussion.

Open-ended questions require more than a “yes” or “no” and encourage dialogue.

Close-ended questions require a “yes” or “no” and focus responses in order to obtain agreement.

Leading questions guide the listener by suggesting the specific desired response. For example, “If we hope to encourage customers to purchase the new version of our product, shouldn’t we provide a means for them to recycle their old versions?”

Acknowledging opposing perspectives

No matter your success with the above steps, opposition can still remain, which is often frustrating. These steps can help overcome differing perspectives.

  • Imagine the person’s position. Keep an open mind and consider the other person’s perspective.
  • Ask directly about the problem. Ask what problem or roadblocks remain in the person’s mind.
  • Agree with reservations. Agree with the other person’s perspective but reserve the right to pause the discussion if it becomes counterproductive.
  • Raise the relationship. Highlight common ground and explain the beneficial relationship that your positions share.

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Tulsi Vivah – Importance and Significance of Tulsi Vivah (तुलसी विवाह का महत्व)

तुळशी विवाह (Tulsi Vivah)

तुळशी विवाह (Tulsi Vivah) हा सण साजरा करण्याची पद्धत, या सणाची वैशिष्ट्ये, तुलसी दर्शनाचे महत्त्व, तुळशीची आध्यात्मिक वैशिष्ट्ये, तुळशीचा विवाह प्रतिवर्षी श्रीकृष्णासमवेतच लावण्यासंबंधीची कथा, तसेच ‘देवाला नैवेद्य दाखवतांना तुळशीच्या पानांचा वापर का करावा ?’, यासंबंधीची माहिती येथे देत आहोत.

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१. तिथी

हा विधी कार्तिक शुद्ध द्वादशीपासून पौर्णिमेपर्यंत एखाद्या दिवशी करतात.

२. पूजन

श्रीविष्णूचा (बाळकृष्णाच्या मूर्तीचा) तुळशीशी विवाह लावून देणे, हा तुळशी विवाहाचा विधी आहे. पूर्वीच्या काळी बालविवाहाची पद्धत होती. विवाहाच्या पूर्वदिवशी तुळशीवृंदावन रंगवून सुशोभित करतात. वृंदावनात ऊस, झेंडूची फुले घालतात आणि मुळाशी चिंचा अन् आवळे ठेवतात. हा विवाहसोहळा सायंकाळी करतात.

३. वैशिष्ट्ये

तुळशी विवाह झाल्यानंतर चातुर्मासात जी व्रतेघेतलेली असतील, त्या सर्वांची सांगता करतात. चातुर्मासात जे पदार्थ वर्ज्य केले असतील, ते पदार्थ ब्राह्मणाला दान देऊन मग स्वतः सेवन करतात.

तुळशी विवाहाच्या दिवशी सायंकाळी ब्रह्मांड पोकळीतील विष्णु आणि लक्ष्मी या तत्त्वांच्या सूक्ष्मतर लहरींचे ब्रह्मांडात आगमन होते. वातावरणातील विष्णु आणि लक्ष्मी या तत्त्वांच्या कार्याचे प्रमाण वाढून या लहरींचा संयोग घडून येतो. या लहरींच्या संयोग सोहळ्यालाच तुळशी-विवाह असे म्हणतात. तुळशीच्या रूपात लक्ष्मीची आणि श्रीकृष्णाच्या रूपात श्रीविष्णूची पूजा केली जाते. या दोन्ही तत्त्वांचा अधिकाधिक लाभ मिळवण्यासाठी सायंकाळी तुळशी-विवाह साजरा केला जातो. तुळशी विवाहाच्या मुहूर्त कालातच श्रीविष्णु-लक्ष्मी या दोन तत्त्वांच्या लहरींचे आगमन आणि संयोग घडून येत असतो. वातावरणातील या सात्त्विकतेचा फायदा मिळावा, यासाठी तुळशी-विवाह हा मुहूर्त कालातच करावा.

४. तुलसी दर्शनाचे महत्त्व

‘प्रत्येक हिंदूच्या घरी तुळस असायलाच हवी’, असा संकेत आहे. ‘सकाळी आणि सायंकाळी सर्वांनीच तुलसीदर्शन करावे’, असे सांगितले आहे. या तुलसीदर्शनाचा मंत्र पुढीलप्रमाणे आहे.

तुलसि श्रीसखि शुभे पापहारिणि पुण्यदे ।
नमस्ते नारदनुते नारायणमनःप्रिये ॥ – तुलसीस्तोत्र, श्‍लोक १५

अर्थ : हे तुलसी, तू लक्ष्मीची मैत्रीण, शुभदा, पापहारिणी आणि पुण्यदा आहेस. नारदाने स्तवलेल्या आणि नारायणाला प्रिय अशा तुला मी वंदन करतो.

५. तुळशीची आध्यात्मिक वैशिष्ट्ये

५ अ. पापनाशक : ‘तुलशीचे दर्शन, स्पर्श, ध्यान, नमन, पूजन, रोपण आणि सेवन या गोष्टी युगायुगांची पातके नष्ट करतात.

५ आ. पवित्रता : तुलसीचे बन असलेल्या परिसरातील कोसभर भूमी गंगेसारखी पवित्र बनते. या संदर्भात स्कन्दपुराणात (वैष्णवखण्ड, अध्याय ८, श्‍लोक १३ मध्ये) म्हटले आहे,

तुलसीकाननं चैव गृहे यस्यावतिष्ठते ।
तद् गृहं तीर्थभूतं हि नायान्ति यमकिङ्कराः ॥

अर्थ : ज्या घरी तुलसीचे वन आहे, ते घर तीर्थासारखे पवित्र होय. त्या घरात यमदूत येत नाहीत.

५ इ. सर्व देवतांचा वास असणे : ‘तुलशीच्या वनस्पतीत मुळापासून अग्रापर्यंत सर्व देवता वास्तव्य करतात’, असे सांगितले आहे.

५ ई. श्रीविष्णूला परमप्रिय असणे

१. तुलसी वृंदावनात रहाते. ती श्रीविष्णूला परमप्रिय आहे.

२. तुलसीदलाविना श्रीविष्णूची पूजा केल्यास ती व्यर्थ ठरते. पद्मपुराणात म्हटले आहे की, सुवर्ण, रत्ने आणि मोती यांची फुले श्रीविष्णूला वाहिली, तरी त्यांना तुलसीदलाच्या १६ व्या कलेचीही सर येणार नाही.

३. तुलसीपत्र ठेवल्यावाचून किंवा तुलसीदलाने प्रोक्षण केल्यावाचून श्रीविष्णु नैवेद्य ग्रहण करत नाहीत.

४. कार्तिक मासात (महिन्यात) तुलसीदलाने केलेल्या विष्णुपूजेचे माहात्म्य विशेष आहे.

५. श्रीविष्णु, श्रीकृष्ण किंवा पांडुरंग यांच्या गळ्यात तुळशीचा घवघवीत हार घालतात.

संदर्भ : ‘भारतीय संस्कृतीकोश’, खंड ४, पान क्र. १५५

६. तुळशीचा विवाह (Tulsi Vivah) प्रतिवर्षी श्रीकृष्णासमवेतच लावण्यासंबंधीची कथा !

देवांचे जलंधर दैत्याशी युद्ध चालू होते. त्या जलंधराची वृंदा नावाची पत्नी पतीव्रता होती. तिच्या पातिव्रत्याच्या प्रभावामुळे देवांकडून जलंधर दैत्याचा वध होत नव्हता. श्रीविष्णूने जलंधराचे रूप घेऊन वृंदेचे पातिव्रत्य भ्रष्ट केले. त्याच वेळी श्रीविष्णूने वृंदेच्या पातिव्रत्यावर प्रसन्न होऊन तिला वर दिला, ‘वृंदा, तू तुळस होऊन सर्वांना वंदनीय होशील. तुझ्या तुलसीपत्राने भक्त माझी पूजा करतील. तसेच प्रतिवर्षी कार्तिक मासात तुझा विवाह माझ्याशी लावण्यात येईल.’ भगवान श्रीकृष्ण हा श्रीविष्णूचा पूर्णावतार आहे. त्यामुळे प्रतिवर्षी कार्तिक शुक्ल पक्ष द्वादशीपासून पौर्णिमेपर्यंत एखाद्या दिवशी तुळशीचा विवाह (Tulsi Vivah) श्रीकृष्णाशी लावतात.

७. देवाला नैवेद्य दाखवतांना तुळशीच्या पानाचा वापर का करावा ?

देवाला नैवेद्य दाखवतांना तुळशीच्या पानांचा वापर केल्याने नैवेद्य देवतेपर्यंत लवकर पोचणे, सात्त्विक होणे आणि त्याच्यावर वाईट शक्तींचे आक्रमण होण्याची शक्यता न्यून होणे

७ अ. तुळशीचे वैशिष्ट्य : तुळस ही वनस्पती वायूमंडलातील सात्त्विकता खेचण्यात आणि ती प्रभावीपणे जिवाकडे प्रक्षेपित करण्यात अग्रेसर आहे. ब्रह्मांडातील श्रीकृष्णतत्त्व खेचून घेण्याची क्षमताही तुळशीत अधिक असते.

७ आ. लाभ

१. तुळशीच्या पानाने नैवेद्य दाखवल्याने सात्त्विक अन्नातून प्रक्षेपित होणार्‍या सूक्ष्म-लहरी तुळशीच्या पानाकडून ग्रहण केल्या जातात. असे सूक्ष्म-लहरींनी युक्त पान नंतर देवाला अर्पण केल्यामुळे देवतेच्या तत्त्वाकडून त्या लहरी पटकन ग्रहण केल्या जातात. अशा प्रकारे आपण अर्पण केलेले अन्न तुळशीच्या पानांच्या माध्यमातून देवतेपर्यंत लवकर पोचून देवता लवकर संतुष्ट होण्यास साहाय्य होते.

२. अन्नावर आलेले रज-तम कणांचे आवरण तुळशीचे पान नैवेद्यावर ठेवल्यामुळे न्यून (कमी) होते. तुळशीदलातून प्रक्षेपित होणार्‍या सात्त्विक लहरींमुळे नैवेद्याभोवतीचे वायूमंडल शुद्ध झाल्याने नैवेद्यावर वाईट शक्तींचे आक्रमण होण्याची शक्यताही न्यून होते.

३. नैवेद्यावर भावपूर्णरित्या तुळशीदल ठेवल्याने ते त्याच्या उपजत गुणधर्माप्रमाणे देवतेकडून येणारे चैतन्य ग्रहण करून प्रभावीपणे नैवेद्याकडे संक्रमित करते. नंतर अशा नैवेद्याच्या सेवनाने जिवाच्या देहाला चैतन्यलहरी मिळण्यास साहाय्य होते.’

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Manglik Dosha – Mangal Dosha Placements, Impact and Remedies

Manglik Dosha Placements, Impact and Remedies

Mars planet is called Mangal, Kuja, Bhom and Angarakha in Vedic Astrology. It is a fiery, red planet and it governs courage, confidence, aggression, fighting spirit etc. Hence if there is Manglik dosha in one’s horoscope, then the things can go for toss in that individual’s life.

House placements causing Manglik Dosha:

Manglik Dosha, also called as Mangal Dosha, Kuja Dosha, Bhom Dosha and Angarakha Dosha. Mars dosha is considered applicable to an individual if the Mars planet happens to be in one of the 6 houses (1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 12th houses) in Lagna Kundli and/or Chandra Kundli of the individual. This is depicted in picture below. Those with this dosha are considered as Manglik.

Manglik DoshaStrength of Manglik Dosha:

If the Manglik Dosha is only in Moon or Lagna Kundli, then it is considered as Mild or Soumya dosha. If the Manglik dosha is both Lagna and Chandra kundlis of an individual, then it is considered as an Strong or Double Manglik dosha.

Impacts of Manglik Dosha:

• Hurdles, turmoil and turbulences in Married Life. Sometimes it even leads to separation from partner and/or divorce

• Financial hurdles and losses

• Professional losses

Manglik Dosha Remedies:
There are quite a few remedies those could be tried out to get rid of or mitigate the ill effects of Manglik dosha. This can be followed up with certain rituals and chanting mantras. Few of the most commonly used remedies are listed below:

• One Manglik person marries to another manglik person

• Mangalik dosha may be cancelled or negated if the Mars is in its own or exaltation sign like Aries, Scorpio, Capricorn etc.

• Kumbha Vivah in which manglik person as part of this ritual is made to marry peepal tree, banana tree, or an idol of Lord Vishnu.

• Performing Poojas in temples. Visiting temples dedicated Lord Mangal is considered to be most effective. There are quite a few temples located in Tamil Nadu and few in Guwahati, Assam. Pooja should be performed on Tuesdays in these temples.

• One can also visit Hanuman temples on Tuesdays and worship Lord Hanumanji. Tuesday is birth day of Lord Hanuman and hence worshipping him on Tuesday is also very effective.

• Chanting of Mantras such as Navgraha Mantra or Mangal Mantra on Tuesday can help immensely. Also, one can also chant Gayatri Mantra 108 times daily. Chanting Hanuman Chalisa daily has also proved extremely beneficial.

• Fasting on Tuesdays can also be done

• Donating items signifying Mars on Tuesdays. Fighting tools such as Swords, Knives, food items made of Masoor Daal, wheat breads, red silks, and red stones such as corals can be donated on Tuesdays to please Lord Mangal.

• Wearing Gemstone such as Coral also helps. Wear the golden ring with a bright red coral in the ring finger of the right hand.

You may be interested in reading our article on Shani Sade Sati – Is it Good or Bad for your Moon Sign and What Is It’s Remedy.

Navnath Katha on Garbhgiri Hills – गर्भगिरी डोंगर गुरु मत्स्येंद्रनाथांच्या वात्सव्याचे पवित्र ठिकाण

Navnath Katha on Garbhgiri Hills – गर्भगिरी डोंगर

Navnath Katha Prarambh

आदेश मच्छिंद्रगुरूदत्ता!!!

रम्य वनश्रीने नटलेल्या….गर्द गीर च्या जंगलाने वेढलेल्या…सिंह-व्याघ्र यांचे निवासस्थान असलेल्या परमपवित्र गिरनार पर्वतराजी मधील कथा….

नुकताच वर्षा ऋतू सरलेला…सगळीकडे हिरवळ पसरलेली अशा उन्मादक वातावरणात मच्छिंद्र ध्यान लावून बसलेले …
दत्त महाराजांची स्वारी आली गुरू शिखरावर. मच्छिंद्रनाथांनी नेत्र उघडले आणि दत्तात्रेयांना आदेश केला. दत्त म्हणाले “मच्छिंद्रा वातावरण बघ कीती मोहक झालंय! मला वनविहार करण्याची प्रबळ इच्छा होते आहे. ह्या माझ्या प्रिय गिरनार चे सौंदर्य बहरून आले आहे. चल ऊठ आपण फेर फटका मारून येऊ.”
मच्छिंद्रनाथ म्हणाले “प्रभो मी आपला प्रिय पुत्र आहे. आपली ईच्छा पूर्ण करणे माझे भाग्यच होय.”

दोघेही गुरूशिखरावरून खाली उतरू लागले…वाटेत एक श्वान त्यांच्या सोबत येऊ लागला.
थोड्याच वेळात ते दोघेही खाली उतरून गर्द जंगलात प्रवेशले.
वनराज सिंहाने डरकाळी फोडून दोघांना आदेश करण्याचा प्रयत्न केला!
वनराई चे निसर्ग सौंदर्य पाहून दत्त हरपून गेले. एका औदुंबर वृक्षाच्या छायेत बसले…
मच्छिंद्रनाथांना म्हणाले…”पुत्रा किती वर्ष माझ्यापासून व आपल्या ह्या गिरनार पासून तू दूर राहिलास! किती प्रसंग सोसलेस बाळा! जगाच्या कल्याणासाठी दारोदार फिरलास…भिक्षेच्या रूपात लोकांचे दैन्य-दुःख झोळीत घेतलेस. मायास्वरूपात जरी स्त्री राज्यात गेलास तरी लोकांचे बोल तुला सोसावे लागले. मन कापून ऊठते जेव्हा लोक म्हणतात पहा दत्त पुत्र नाथपंथाचा निर्माता अध्वर्यू मच्छिंद्रनाथ स्त्री राज्यात जाऊन सुख भोगून आला! असं वाटत की माझ्या हातात फिरणारे हे सुदर्शन चक्र सोडून आत्मरंध्राची किंकाळी फोडत त्या लोकांचे शीर धडावेगळे करावे! पण नियतीपुढे मलाही झुकावे लागते. गोरक्षाने तुला स्त्री राज्यातून सोडवून आणले…माझ्या मनाचे समाधान केले….न जाणो किती वर्षे झाली रे तुझे रूप बघून…तुझा आदेशाचा मंजुळ आवाज ऐकून…तुझे तेजस्वी निळे डोळे बघून!
ये बाळ असा दूर का ऊभा? माझे हृदय तुला जवळ घेण्यासाठी तळमळते आहे!”
महाराजांच्या नेत्रातून अश्रूपात होऊ लागला! हे पाहून मच्छिंद्रनाथांना गहिवरून आले…त्यांनी पळत जाऊन अनसूयात्मजाला कंठभेट दिली…काय वर्णावा तो क्षण? माय-लेकरू एकरूप झाले!
थोड्या वेळाने दोघेही स्थिर झाले.
मच्छिंद्रनाथ म्हणाले, “हे करुणानिधी आपण असे भावनाविवश झालेले मला पहावत नाही. तुम्ही जाणता लोकोद्धारासाठी मला आपल्यापासून व गिरनार पासून पुन्हा विलग व्हावे लागणार आहे…
गर्भगिरी पर्वतावर अक्षय निवास करण्याचा माझा विचार आहे! माझा प्रिय पुत्र गोरक्षनाथाला मी इथेच गिरनार वर राहून आपली सेवा करण्याचा आदेश केला आहे.
आम्हा नव नाथांचे देह कार्य समाप्त झाले आहे….आता आम्ही गुप्त रूपात कार्य करणार आहोत. आपली आज्ञा असावी.”

दत्त म्हणाले, “हृदयावर पाषाण ठेवून मला तुला निरोप द्यायला लागत आहे रे. ठीक आहे. जाऊन रहा गर्भगिरी वर. लोक तुला मायबा म्हणूनही ओळखतील. गर्भगिरी पर्वताला मी प्रती गिरनार असण्याचा वर देतो आहे! गिरनार व गर्भगिरी मध्ये काही फरक नाही.
मच्छिंद्रा तु माझेच प्रतिरूप आहेस. तुझे दर्शन म्हणजे माझे दर्शन घेतल्या सारखे आहे. तुला केलेला प्रत्येक नमस्कार हा नऊही नाथांना व मला पोहोचेल. गिरनार वर तु नसूनही असशील माझ्या रूपात आणि गर्भगिरी वर मी नसूनही असेन तुझ्या रूपात.
पण माझी तुला आज्ञा आहे…दर पौर्णिमेला तु गिरनार वर मला भेटायला ये.”
हे ऐकून मच्छिंद्रनाथ म्हणाले, “महाप्रभू आपली आज्ञा शिरसावंद्य! मी अजून काही दिवस गिरनार वर वास करून गर्भगिरी साठी प्रस्थान ठेवेन. जे भक्त गर्भगिरी वर येतील त्यांना आपल्या सांगण्या प्रमाणे गिरनार यात्रेचे फळ मिळेल. गिरनार मुळे जसा गुर्जरदेश (गुजरात) पावन झाला त्याप्रमाणे गर्भगिरी मुळे मराठदेश (महाराष्ट्र) पवित्र होईल.
मी दर पौर्णिमेला गिरनार वर येईन आणि कोणत्याही रूपात माझ्या व आपल्या भक्तजनांना दर्शन देईन.
गोरक्ष माझा प्रिय शिष्य आहे कृपया त्याला कधी अंतर देऊ नये. काही चुकले तर त्याला क्षमा करावे. गोरख शिखरावर तो निरंतर वास्तव्य करेल. त्यास कृपावलंकीत करावे.”

महाराज तथास्तु म्हणाले व मच्छिंद्रासोबत गुरूशिखरावर गेले. काही दिवसांनी मच्छिंद्रनाथ गर्भगिरी कडे निघाले…दत्ताने, गोरक्षाने व भर्तुहरीनाथ,गोपीचंदनाथ यांनी मच्छिंद्रनाथांना भावपूर्ण निरोप दिला.

अशाप्रकारे सद्गुरू मच्छिंद्रनाथ गर्भगिरी वर अजूनही वास्तव्यास आहेत.
भक्तांना त्यांच्या वास्तव्याची आजही अनुभूती येत असते.

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Jupiter Transit 2017 – Guru Peyarchi 2017 for 12 Moon Signs

Jupiter Transit 2017 (Guru Peyarchi 2017) for 12 Moon Signs

jupiter transit 2017 guru peyarchiJupiter Transit 2017 article is about the Jupiter planet.  “Guru” is considered as the most auspicious of all the planets. Having Jupiter strong in one’s horoscope is very important as it ensures that person will have abundance of wealth, good progeny (children) as well that person will be enjoying the marital bliss i.e. successful marriage. As the saying goes “Guru che Bal dete Fal” meaning if you have strong Jupiter, you will be successful all the important aspects of the life, be it career, marriage, wealth, progeny, luck etc. But when Jupiter is not strong or in weaker position in the horoscope, then one will find turbulences and hurdles in achieving the ultimate success.

Hence it is very important to study and analyze the Jupiter Transit 2017 (Guru Peyarchi 2017) so that we can make most of the positives offered or otherwise try out remedies to reduce the negatives if there are any.

Jupiter transit happens every 13 months. It moves from one sign to another. So here one needs to see how this Jupiter transit 2017 is going to influence his life during that transit period. Jupiter has recently transited into Libra sign from Virgo Sign on 12th September 2017 and will stay there till 11th October 2018.

Here in this article our attempt is to do the impact analysis of Jupiter Transit 2017 for each of 12 moon signs.


Jupiter Transit 2017 for Aries Moon Sign – Mesh Chandra Rashi

During this Jupiter transit, Jupiter happens to be in the seventh house from your moon sign. Jupiter in 7th house, aspects 11th house and 3rd house. Jupiter in seventh house offers challenges to these natives on partnerships front in both personal as well as business. So here the advice is to ensure constant communication with the partners. You need to maintain peace and harmony in your relationship. However great time for self-development and growth. Again you need to be careful in financial dealings as this would also be another area of concern to you.


Jupiter Transit 2017 for Taurus Moon Sign – Vrishabh Chandra Rashi

During this transit, Jupiter will be in the 6th house for Taurus natives. Also from 6th house, it will have drishti (aspect) over 10th, 12th and 2nd houses. 10th house aspect signifies that they will have good times on the career front and can expect career future growth prospects. Business people can expect increased sales and revenues. They can even think of expanding their business to new territories. 2nd house aspect ensures that you will have increased flow of income which will further help you make added provisions for your family.


Gemini Moon Sign – Mithun Chandra Rashi

For Gemini people, the Jupiter will be moving into the fifth house in their chalit kundali. From here, Jupiter will have aspect over their 9th, 11th and 1st houses. This makes Gemini be the most favored sign for this transit and will have most of the benefits of auspicious Jupiter. Gemini people will all around good time during this transit. Due to 5th house movement, they are going to have good time with their children. They will be more interested in children’s growth and upbringing. Due to 9th aspect, they are going to have luck in their favor and hence they can even try speculative things as well like shares trading, lottery etc. Due to 11th house aspect, they are going to have influx of money from different sources. The indications of easy money are very high during this transit. There is a possibility of even receiving favors from in laws. Small efforts on their part can bear high yields.


Cancer Moon Sign – Karka Chandra Rashi

This transit will have Jupiter in 4th house for Cancer moon sign natives. From here Jupiter will have aspects over 8th, 10th and 12th houses. Since Jupiter is 9th lord for Cancer sign, they will find luck in their favor. Though this is true, however please be careful in your financial matters as you may not have sufficient support from Jupiter on this account. Try not to lend money to anyone. Due to 12th house aspect, you may get into unnecessary expenditures and again your financial planning will go for toss. Overall expenditure will be out of control. Job or business will be normal but don’t take anything for granted.


Leo Moon Sign – Simha Chandra Rashi

This transit will have Jupiter in the 3rd house for Leo moon sign natives and this means Jupiter will aspect 7th, 9th and 11th houses. Natives will be able to help siblings with the much-needed help and may even help younger siblings with their career building. Business and professional people are going to go on short term travels which will be beneficial to them. Social network is expected to grow during this time. This will help improve the business and professional growth prospects to them. They will find luck favoring them during this time. Married couples to enjoy their marital life to the fullest. Singles to find their soulmate.


Virgo Moon Sign – Kanya Chandra Rashi

During this transit, Jupiter is transiting in their 2nd house. From here Jupiter will aspect 6th, 8th, and 10th houses. Due to 2nd house transit, natives will have monetary gains. Good time for business people to expand their business capacity. Business people will have good opportunity to strike good business deals. Long standing health issue may find permanent solutions. Job seekers to find jobs and existing job holders to get growth in their profession in terms of promotion and salary increase.


Libra Moon Sign – Tula Chandra Rashi

During this transit, Jupiter will be transiting in the natal moon. From here Jupiter will have aspect over 5th, 7th and 9th houses. This transit will help in self-growth of the Libra natives. It will also help in developing a healthy relationship. Singles to find their partners. Married people to find marital bliss during this period. Students to achieve the desired results. Aspiring parents can find favorable time to bear a child during this time. 9th house aspect to provide the natives with favorable luck prospects.


Scorpio Moon Sign – Vrishchik Chandra Rashi

During this transit, Jupiter will be in 12th house for Scorpio moon sign. From here, Jupiter has aspect over 4th, 6th and 8th houses. 12th house transit does not augur well for you as for Scorpio natives as it will spoil the financial health. So, advice here is not to get into any financial investment during this transit. You need to be careful while handling the financial matters. Don’t get into any speculative transactions like shares trading, betting etc. Unmarried people will have strong desire to get into some intimate relationships. Married couples will enjoy peace and harmony. Students of Scorpio moon sign will have tough times during this transit. They will not get the desired results. Expenses for family are expected to rise during this transit.


Sagittarius Moon Sign – Dhanu Chandra Rashi

This transit will have Jupiter in their 11th house. From here Jupiter will have aspects over 3rd, 5th, 7th houses. 11th house Jupiter indicates that you will good income flow and gains. This positivity in monetary gains might be disturbed to some extent during the time when Jupiter turns retrograde (Vakri). Also, it will have some adverse effects on your relationships with the near and dear ones. Again, when the Jupiter becomes direct in motion, again the you will have improved monetary time and enjoyable time with the family. There are chances of getting differences with the partner resolved during this time. Natives will have good time because of children. Children will have good academic progress and this will make the natives happy and satisfied.


Capricorn Moon Sign – Makar Chandra Rashi

This transit will have Jupiter in 10th house for Capricorn moon sign. From here Jupiter will have aspect over 2nd, 4th and 6th houses. This will have strong financial position. You will have increased income flow. Job aspirants may get promotions and increase in remuneration. If there is long standing health issue, high possibilities are there for overcoming this major health issue. Natives are expected to enjoy good family life.


Aquarius Moon Sign – Kumbha Chandra Rashi

This transit will have Jupiter in the 9th house from your moon sign. From here Jupiter will aspect your 1st, 3rd, and 5th houses. This transiting and aspects augur very well for Aquarius natives. Luck will be favoring Aquarius natives all throughout this transit period. There will be ample opportunities for achieving ultimate growth. You will be able to meet influential people during this time which will help you immensely in growing your prospects. Your network will expand. This a very good time for students as well. Students will find desired success. Natives to find good time in love and relationships.


Jupiter Transit 2017 for Pisces Moon Sign – Meena Chandra Rashi

During this transit, the Jupiter will be in eight house from the moon sign. From here it will aspect 12th, 2nd and 4th houses. You will good time with the financial matters. At the same time expenses will be on rise, however Jupiter will help manage the expenses comfortably. Favorable change in residence is on the card. Moving to the new house or renovating the existing house will be done during this time. Refrain yourself from taking new loans or building debt. You will have good family time. Business people will have good time with the new valuable orders.

If you want to read impact of Shani Gochar 2017 to 2020  i.e.  Shani Peyarchi for 12 Moon Signs, please read Saturn Transit 2017 article.