Gulika , Rahu Kaalam , Yamagandam & Shoolam
October 4, 2011 127 Comments
A bit of good luck never hurt any body.Or is it the belief that we are going to encounter good luck that keeps us in a winning frame of mind?In any case. here are some Hindu beliefs to increase one’s success:
Traditional wisdom informs us that activities done at certain times of the day give good or bad results due to overriding universal influences. There are energies working to move time and events and by following some rules for navigating these energy-significant periods of times we can maximize positive end-results in daily activities while avoiding the negative ones.
Its believed that any activity carried out during Gulika(Flowering Time) period will be repeated once again.So its an auspicious time for starting activities like building a house, buying assets or vehicles. Marriage should not be conducted during this period for obvious reasons.And no dead body should not be taken out of the house to the cremation ground during Gulika.Here is a table showing Gulika for every day of the week.
Any activity or journey, whether of short or long distance, initiated or undertaken during Rahu(Dragon’s Head) Kaalam is believed to meet a significant degree of failure, lack of success ,delay, postponement or no conclusive result.To counteract Rahu Kaalam people avoid commencing important money-related or travel activities, during this time.They leave their current location or have their meetings, or start their activities earlier than or after the Rahu Kaalam period.Of course,you could use Rahu Kaalam to your advantage if you want postponements and delays.Also its considered very auspicious to perfom Durga pooja during Rahu Kaalam.Here is a table showing Rahu Kaalam for every day of the week.
Yamagandam means death time.Only death ceremonies are performed during Yamagandam.Any activity commenced during this time invites the ‘death’ of the work or energies relating to that work.So activities during Yamagandam leads to a failure or destruction of the end-result. Avoid commencing important, money-related or travel activities, during this time.Leave your current location or have your meeting, or start your activity earlier than or after the Yamagandam time.Don’t be tempted to use this time-slot to end some issue as it is dangerous to plan an activity during this time as the end- result could be a failure for you.Following is a table showing Yamagandam:
BTW all the times to be considered are local specified standard time (clock time) of the country or area.So there is no need to go for all the calculators available on the net.
Travel from an area of residence or where one has stayed the night, heading in the Shoolam direction , it is believed,creates a piercing and flowing away of karmic and personal energy in all areas of life and activities.So Shoolam direction is to be avoided as the first outbound journey of the day from one’s home or temporary residence. To counteract Shoolam some people avoid all journeys heading towards the Shoolam direction of the day. (BTW ‘Day’ is calculated from sunrise to next sunrise.Direction means, within 15 degrees of the compass-direction.)Other people have a less drastic solution:If the day’s first journey is a destination within the city in the Shoolam direction, then they first go to a destination at least 3 kilometers in a different direction, stop there and purchase something,spend a few minutes there and then resuming their journey in the Shoolam direction.If the person is going out of town, the preferred option is to leave the place of residence one day earlier and staying overnight a minimum of 3 kilometers away in a direction other than the Shoolam for the day of travel.For example if a person needs to travel North on Wednesday they commence their journey on Tuesday, heading in a different direction and staying in that direction overnight and taking care n0t t0 to travel North,North-West or North-East on Wednesday.