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Is your ‘Line of Children’ clearly defined?

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shubhpuja.comThe curiosity of bearing children and unravelling the suspense of future is often witnessed among everybody. It seems a wonderful prediction, but one has to give the entire detail of the main lines on hands. The lines relating to children are the fine upright lines from the end of the line of marriage. At times they are very fine and thin, which requires careful observation through microscope.

Major points regarding to these lines are:

  • Broad lines denote males; fine, narrow lines denote females.
  • When they are clearly marked they denote strong, healthy children; whereas when they are very faint or wavy, it symbolise the reverse.
  • When the first part of the line is a little island like, the child will be very delicate in its early life, but if it is well marked farther, it will eventually have good health.
  • When one line is longer and superior to the rest, one child will be more important to the parent than all others.

So both the parents might have similar or even different lines, yet if they are clear and defines on both then the man will be exceptionally fond of children and will have an extremely affectionate nature towards kids.

 

 

 

 

Vastu and Childbirth

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shubhpuja.comKids are the apple of parent’s eyes and fill a house with laughter, entertainment, love and fulfilment. Kids complete a family and provide an opportunity to the couple to experience parenthood. Couples who are desirous of beginning the new chapter of family life should be careful about the following Vastu measures.

  • A cut in the north-east, heavy construction or construction of a toilet in the north-east can give negative results.
  • Make sure that the north-east corner is kept clean, clutter free and lower than the south-west for healthy and virtuous children.
  • If the north direction in a house is completely blocked, the probability of having a male child is reduced. Main entrance in the grid ‘Parjanya’ is said to be responsible for the birth of daughters.
  • A north-west bedroom is the ideal direction for bedroom for couples desirous of starting a family.
  • The placement of mirrors in the bedroom should be such that they do not reflect the bed.
  • Use colours such as lilac, peach, mint or white to brighten up your bedroom.
  • Keep fresh flowers in the room and you can also keep fruits, especially pomegranates, which is a symbol of fertility.
  • The attached toilet door must be kept shut and the toilet seat cover down.
  • The wife should sleep towards the left side of her husband.
  • The foot of the bed should not directly face the door of the room.
  • Sleeping with head towards north is totally prohibited. Prefer sleeping with head towards the south or east is helpful.
  • It is recommended that after conception the couple should move to a southern bedroom as it is safe for pregnant lady.

 

 

Make a difference this Children’s Day!!

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shubhpuja.comWhen lots of gold coin candies made us the richest man or grabbing the swing during lunch break was the only prime issue, these memories are the best and worst times of our living. The fun filled beautiful moments made our toddler years perfect and now we are just left with fading memories imprinted on the sand of time. To relive those special moments every year, we celebrate the fun filled Children’s Day every year on 14th November.

Apart from the usual grand party celebration at home or the cultural celebration and interesting events at school, try something new and different this year to spread the smile of happiness among the under privileged section of the society.

  • Donate the funds collected for party to an orphanage or shelter home and experience the true joy of happiness by bringing smiles on their face.
  • Organize a fun celebration at shelter homes for children and make them participate in unique activities like poetry, painting or dancing; this will make them feel special.
  • By donating clothes, books, toys, stationery and other such items to the downtrodden street children; as this will inculcate the value of sharing among your kids and being friendly with them.
  • By taking an initiative to sponsor the education of a needy child in your neighbour or for your helper’s kid can also be done.

These tiny efforts from your end will spread a spark of happiness in the entire world and will also enlighten the future foundation of this country by teaching them the act of sharing and helping others Make an oath to yourself this Children’s day that you will perform just one act of generosity and bring a smile on a tiny toddler’s face. If your children are also involved in this act of generosity then this will surely be a cherry on the top. Let the noble act of loving children by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru be carried forward by us and spread among generations to come.

Contributed By: Meenakshi Ahuja

Cherishing the essence of Motherhood: Ahoi Ashtami

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The day for mothers to shower the precious love upon their kids by fasting, for their happiness and prosperity is Ahoi Ashtami. A different version of Karva Chauth, this vrat is considered auspicious for mothers to keep her children healthy and happy. This festival symbolises the deep rooted love of Ma (mother) and her Mamta (motherhood), who not only nourishes an embryo in her womb but also feel connected as one soul to her child.

When is Ahoi Astami celebrated?

Ahoi Ashtami falls on the eighth day after full moon or Krishna Paksha in the Kartik month of Hindu calendar. It is generally observed four days after Karva Chauth or eight days before Deepawali. This festival is more prominent in northern part of India than others.

Relevance of Ahoi Ashtami:

According to our traditional rituals, it is said that once there was a lady who had seven sons. She went to the forest for getting soil for renovating her house. As she was digging the soil, suddenly the axe slipped from her hand and it hit a baby cub. The baby cub shouted with pain and died at the spot. The lady felt sorry and depressed but now there was nothing left, which she could transform. She went back home but the clouds of misery didn’t left her way and she lost her seven sons within a year. Later she confessed her pain and agony with few of her neighbours and they suggested her to perform the remorseful act. She prayed to Goddess Ashtami Bhagwati to get rid of her sins and null the effect of her deed. From then on, she was completely involved in praying to Ahoi Mata and kept fast on the Krishna paksha Ashtami. Goddess was pleased by her faithful devotion and forgave her for killing the cub. She even got her seven sons back, by the grace of Goddess. Since then, this tale is an inspiration for mothers to fast and pray to Ahoi Mata for the well-being of their children.

Procedure of Vrat:

Ladies wake up early morning before sunrise, eat something and then begin their fast till evening. The nirjalahaar (without food and water) vrat ends when the moon appears at night or few of them end it by seeing stars in the sky. An idol of Ahoi Mata is placed or painted on the wall. A bowl of water is kept on it and the red colour thread is twisted around the bowshubhpuja.coml, smeared with turmeric. Story of Ahoi Mata is recited by the elderly lady of the house and everybody listens to her.

Special food items are prepared on this day like puris, halwa, boiled channa and jowar, etc depending upon the tradition. Sweets are offered to Goddess Ahoi and further distributed among the other family members. A garland of silver coins is also offered to Ahoi Mata and the coin keeps on increasing as further generations are added to the family.

This festival is an epitome of love and care of motherhood. It’s a celebration of cherishing the eternal bond between kids and mothers. This fast is just an occasion but actually it is a scientific process of personal development through which the selfless love is nurtured within beings and spreads the message of humanity among the world.

 

Contributed By: Meenakshi Ahuja