Significance of Tithis in BirthdayTithis plays a significant role in determining your birthday from the ancient ages. In the initial days, Hindus used to celebrate their birthdays based on the Vedic date (Tithi) of the lunisolar calendar instead of relying on the Gregorian calendar. Most of the Indian festivals commemorate the birthdays of deities and are based on the lunisolar calendar of Tithi. For example, Lord Rama’s birthday falls on the Shukla Navami Tithi of Chaitra month every year, while Lord Krishna’s birthday falls on the Krishna Ashtami Tithi of the Shravana month. Many astrologers believe that if you have an Amavasya birth, it’s a bad omen for you. Since the Moon as a planet guarantees the well-being of every individual, as per Vedic astrology, its combustion can impact your mental health specially if you’re born during the Amavasya & Pratipada Tithi. If we look at the technical aspects of the term “Tithi”, it is the Vedic date of the lunisolar calendar and measures the angular displacement of the Moon from the Sun. It’s the period between two consecutive full moons’ (exact 180° displacement of the Moon from the Sun) is about 29.5 civil days. Each Tithi is a measure of 12° and there are fifteen Tithis in both the waxing phase (Shukla paksha), and fifteen Tithis in the waning phase (Krishna Paksha).
Benefits of Celebrating Birthdays as per TithisTime and again, it has been proven that celebrating your birthday as per Tithis can benefit you in myriad forms. Here are some of the most notable benefits:
- You get to feel positive vibrations at the time of your birth and the Tithi that’s favorable for you
- Your Janam-tithi makes available the favorable principles as per your birth time so that you get the maximum benefit while performing aukshan (the ritual of lighting lamps to welcome the divine waves on Earth). It also helps because the position of celestial bodies like the stars and constellations coincide with that of your birth.
- Celebrating birthdays by Tithi helps one attain more spiritual benefits which isn’t the case when the celebrations happen according to the English dates and months.
- It makes you self-introspect on your past achievements and your probable goals for the upcoming future.
How to Celebrate Birthday for Long Life and ProsperityHealth should always be our priority irrespective of the age we’re of. So, if you’re on the lookout for ways on how to celebrate birthday at home and maintain your proactiveness and health, these suggestions can help you:
- Wake up early in the morning, take a bath, and wear new clothes
- Stay away from violence and keep your conduct throughout the day
- Avoid the intake of non-vegetarian food and alcohol on this day
- Indulge in praying to the Almighty for your well-being and give food to the needy, birds, and animals
- Conduct Ganesh pooja, Vishnu pooja, and Bhagwati pooja to gain good health, wealth, and prosperity. The ones who’re fearing a threat to their life should chant the Mahamrityunjaya mantra.
- Sunday – It indicates long journeys
- Monday – You’ll enjoy good food
- Tuesday – You’re prone to get affected by diseases
- Wednesday – You’ll get some big gains and achievements in education
- Thursday – You’ll receive expensive clothes
- Friday – It indicates that you’ll have a good fortune
- Saturday – It indicates significant problems for your parents