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Vyatipata Yoga and Journey – Vyatipata Yog Good or Bad for Travel

If you believe in astrology and follow it strictly then Vyatipata Yoga is not good for journey. Most people do not start journey when there is Vyatipata Yog. All kinds of travel are avoided as the time period is bad. Some astrologers suggest nothing good should be done during the period of Vyatipata Yoga. Please note that Vyatipata Yoga is looked while deciding various muhurtas. All auspicious events are avoided. Again there are Hindu communities that ignore Vyatipata Yoga; such people go on journey. If it is urgent to travel during the time period, then you can always proceed after offering prayers to Ganesha. Vyatipata Yoga is present for nearly 24 hours once in a month.

How to observe Sabarimala Mandala Vratham? - 41-day Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple Vratam

Lord Ayyappa devotees who wish to go to Sabarimala Temple observe vratham or follow certain austerities for one mandalam season that is 41 days. The main aim of the Mandala Kala Vratam is to purify the mind and soul. The Mandalam season begins in the Malayalam month Vrichikam and ends in the middle of Dhanu month. The Mandala Vratham is also observed by many devotees who don’t intent to go to Sabarimala Temple . Austerities followed during Mandala Vratham Waking up early and having a bath. Many people visit a nearby shrine or pray at home. Most devotees take food only after bath. Non-vegetarian food is totally avoided during the 41 day period. Devotees try to consume freshly cooked vegetarian food. Evening bath and visiting a shrine or puja at home is performed. Most devotees observe Brahmacharyam (no sex or celibacy) during the vratham period. Those devotees going to the Sabarimala temple apart from observing the austerities wear a mala

Vishnupathi Punyakalam – Vishnupada Parva Punyakalam

Vishnupathi Punyakalam is an auspicious period dedicated to Lord Vishnu. There are four Vishnupada Parva Punyakala days in a traditional Hindu calendar and this is more closely associated with Tamil Vaishnava culture. A particular period on the day is considered highly auspicious for worshiping Narayana (Lord Vishnu). The belief is that Lord Vishnu performed numerous divine actions essential for the welfare of the universe during the Vishnupada Parva Punyakala. Some people also believe that the prayers and pujas offered during period helps in attaining Moksha. The period of Vishnupathi Punyakalam usually occurs the first day of particular Tamil months.