Diwali Greetings


Muhurat Trading And The Year Ahead


While it is generally believed that muhurat  trading ensures prosperity in the year ahead,the rise or fall of the SENSEX on the day of Muhurat trading has no correlation with SENSEX values in the year ahead.

For example,on Diwali Trading in 2012,the SENSEX declined half a percent but the benchmark index has risen almost 10% since then.

In 2010,the SENSEX gained half a percent on Muhurat day but declined 18% in the course of the following year.

In 2008,the benchmark index gained 6% on Muhurat trading and gained 92% in the course of the following year.


Beating The Slowdown Betul Style!

wealthymatters40 villages of Betul district in Madhya Pradesh are celebrating Diwali with ,great gusto,two-and-half months early.Apparently there are rumors floating around that the deity of Salkanpur appeared before cattle grazers and warned them that if anyone fails to celebrate Diwali during the rains, the family will lose its eldest son and/or face calamity.

So villagers are now making three trips to the Salkanpur temple to appease the goddess and avert a tragedy at home.And this has given a fresh spurt to the transport business as pilgrims rush to the Salkanpur temple. Normally jeep drivers charge Rs 1000-1200 for a trip to Salkanpur temple, but now a round trip costs Rs 3000-3500. This has lead to suspicion that these transporters are fuelling the rumours to make money.

To be doubly safe rather than sorry,villagers are continuing the festivities for 15 days.Every family is making purchases. There’s brisk buying and selling and money is exchanging hands. Normally at this time of the year, the monsoons bring trade to a grinding halt in this southern district of Madhya Pradesh.  Read more of this post

Bhau Beej


Yama and Yami

Bhau Beej is the last day of Diwali.On this day, sisters applies tika on their brother’s forehead and offer them sweets. In return, she receives gifts for her gesture. An age old tradition, Bhau-Beej has an interesting mythological story attached to it.It is said that Yama,The God of Death, visited his sister Yami/Yamuna on this day of Diwali and she welcomed him with garlands and by applying tilak on his forehead. Yami also prepared and served Yama his favourite dishes. Touched by her gesture, Yam announced that anybody who had a tilak applied to his forehead on this day by his sister will be blessed by him. Since then, Bhau Beej is observed as a symbol of love between brothers and sisters.

The fifth Day of Diwali is for visiting friends and relations and renewing social bonds.

Govardhan Pooja And Annakuta

wealthymatters.comAnnakuta is the fourth day of the Diwali festival, just the day after the main Diwali day. It falls on the first day of the fortnight of the waxing moon, also known as Shukla Paksha, in the Hindu month of Kartik.

This is a very special day for the devotees of Krishna, who celebrate it as the anniversary of the day Krishna instituted the worship of the Govardhan Hill.

Long ago,on the day after Diwali the residents of Vrindavan used to worship Indra. Indra was the demi-god in charge of rains and the people believed that unless he was appeased Indra would withhold the rains and ruin the crops. Read more of this post

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