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The Vedic Calendar for Maharishi Yagyas:
Special Days and Highlights

The Movement of Sun and Moon Determine the Quality of Time

In the ancient Vedic civilisation, individual life was in tune with cosmic life and it was well understood that the functioning of Creative Intelligence that administers the universe is closely related with the movement of the planets in the sky. The special days, on which specific Laws of Nature are more lively and accessible than usual, were part of common knowledge. The Vedic calendar for the performance of specific Yagyas follows this tradition. A Maharishi Yagya performed on such a day will restore balance in the functioning of these Laws of Nature effectively and more comprehensively.

One special day, for example, is called 'Maha Shiva Ratri' -- the day of Shiva, associated with the quality of silence. Maharishi Yagya performances on this day enliven the spiritual as well as the material values in one's consciousness and promote progress in all areas of life.

Another special day, called 'Maha Lakshmi', represents wealth. Maharishi Yagya performances on this day help to bring prosperity, growth, and good fortune.

'Akshaya Tritiya' is a special day for lasting achievements. Maharishi Yagyas performed on this day enhance lasting success and progress in one's activities.

These are some of the most important days of the Vedic calendar for gaining success in particular undertakings. Each three-month calendar with the theme of 'Maharishi Yagyas Around the Year' describes about 50 special days and the highlights for each month.

The Principles of the Vedic Calendar

Maharishi Vedic Astrology has enlivened the complete knowledge of the Vedic calendar for our time. The Vedic calendar is based on the movement of Surya (sun) and Chandra (moon). It is not based on human convention or concept. The Vedic Year has twelve months. The movement of Surya through the twelve Rashis (signs of the zodiac) is responsible for creating these twelve months and there are special astronomical rules to determine the beginning and end of the month. Each month has a special quality that comes from the Rashi (sign of the zodiac), in which Surya is placed at the beginning of the month.

The time from the beginning of the month to the end of the month is also divided into lunar days which are called 'Tithis'. These lunar days depend on the movement of Chandra, the moon, with reference to the sun. There are 30 'Tithis' in a month; the beginning and the end of each 'Tithi' depends upon the distance between Surya and Chandra, and is calculated according to astronomical rules. Each of the 30 'Tithis' has its own special quality; the Vedic texts identify each day with a specific Law of Nature.

The special days of the Vedic calendar, on which specific impulses of Creative Intelligence are more lively than usual, are based mainly on the combination of month and 'Tithi', which brings about specific effects on a particular day.

Maharishi Yagya recommendations are specifically given for the Laws of Nature that are most lively on a specific day. Maharishi Yagyas may also be performed on other days; the Maharishi Yagya administration will schedule a suitable time according to the general rules for Yagya performances, taking into consideration the birth chart of the individual for whom the Maharishi Yagya is being performed.

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