Gurupushyamrut, or Gurupushya, is the day when Pushya Nakshatra falls on a Thursday. Gurupushyamrut Yog 2011 date is February 17 - Time is from sunrise to 8:14 AM. Gurupushya is considered highly auspicious to pray to Goddess Lakshmi and seek her blessings. In Hindu astrological terms there is amrut or amrti yog on the day and it is ideal to buy gold, make investments and start new businesses. The day is also known as Guru Pushya Nakshatra. Usually, Gurupushyamrut yoga – the coinciding of Pushya Nakshatra and Thursday (Guruvar) – occurs twice or thrice a year. The day is preferred by individuals and Hindu families to invest in gold in North and Western parts of India. Pushya is one among the 27 Nakshatras in Hindu Astrology.