Sunday, May 31, 2015

Adhik Maas / Mal Maas / Purushottam Maas 2015

In the past few days I have got numerous queries from the readers asking about the auspicious muhurta for buying a vehicle. So, I thought to write this post to let all my readers know that a forbidden time is approaching in June in which new vehicles should not be purchased. There are several other activities which should and should not be done during this period which will be explained below. This particular time is called 'adhik maas'. It starts from 17th June 2015 and ends on 16th July 2015.

What is Adhik Maas  

It is also called adhik maas, mal maas or purushottam maas. There is a surya sankraanti in every hindu lunar month. It happens in a span of 2-3 years when a particular lunar month does not have surya sankranti in it. This particular month is called adhik maas.

What should be done in this period

All tasks which have already been started before adhik maas started, charity, worship, shraadhh (last rites), any work connected with government, fasting, mantra recitation, recitation of vishnu sahasranaam and srimad bhaagvatam gives special benefit as this month belongs to lord Vishnu, daily rituals etc.

What should not be done in this period

Because this maas (month) is considered to be inauspicious except for charity, recitation and worship activities, there are several things which should not be done in this period like wedding, mundan (shaving the head of a child for the first time), entering a new house (Griha Pravesh), wearing new clothes, buying a new vehicle, naam karan sanskaar (Giving name to a baby), buying jewellery, starting the construction of a new house etc. 

पिछले कुछ दिनों में कई लोग मुझसे गृह प्रवेश और वाहन खरीदने का मुहूर्त पूछ रहे थे तो मुझे लगा की मुझे ये पोस्ट लिखनी चाहिए जिसमे मैं सबको बता पाऊँ की जून से एक ऐसा एक महीने का समय आ रहा है जिसमे कई चीज़ें मना हैं । इस एक महीने के समय का नाम है अधिक मास । इसे मल मास या पुरुषोत्तम मास भी कहते हैं । अधिक मास 17 जून 2015 से शुरू होकर 16 जुलाई 2015 को खत्म होगा । 

अधिक मास क्या होता है:  

हर चन्द्र मास में एक सूर्य संक्रांति आती है । जिस चन्द्र मास में सूर्य संक्रांति नहीं आती उसे अधिक मास कहते हैं । अधिक मास 2 से 3 साल में एक बार आता है । 

अधिक मास में क्या कर सकते हैं

ऐसे सभी काम जो अधिक मास शुरू होने से पहले शुरू किये जा चुके थे उन सभी को जारी रखा जा सकता है, दान, जप, पूजा अर्चना, श्राद्ध, सरकारी काम, व्रत, मंत्र जप, विष्णु सहस्रनाम और भगवत गीता का पाठ अत्यधिक फायदा देता है क्योंकि यह मास विष्णु भगवान का मास कहा गया है, नित्य कर्म इत्यादि । 

अधिक मास में क्या नहीं कर सकते

इस मास में कुछ ऐसे कार्य हैं जो त्याज्य हैं जैसे विवाह, मुंडन, गृह प्रवेश, नए कपड़े खरीदना और पहनना, नया वाहन खरीदना, नाम करण संस्कार, गहने खरीदना, नया घर बनाना शुरू करना इत्यादि ।

Gaurav Malhotra

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  1. Sir
    i have been transferred to a new place in mumbai can i join on 18th jun or 15 th jun.please suggest as this is a long term change for me. My d.o.b - 19/01/1986, 11:05 p.m,rourkela, odisha in india. I will plan my iteneries accordingly.

  2. Guarav ji,

    We are getting a new house constructed in St. Louis, Missouri, US which is supposed to be done by end of July. Can you please let me know of some good dates in August. My birthdate is 07/19/78 and my husband's is 01/26/78. I was told by our local priest that there are no dates available until late October this year. Was wondering what options I have. Thank you!

  3. Is being born in adhik Maas inauspicious?

  4. Dear Gauravji,
    My son is born on 21 June 2015 at 00.09AM in Andheri west Mumbai. Can you please advise on the auspiciousness of his birth time. also can you advise any remedies for his bright future.

    1. He has been born under gand mool nakshatras and so some sort of pooja needs to be done.

  5. Hi Gauravji,

    I have bought a new car on 19-june-15, I wasnt aware of this inauspicious period back then. What would be the consequences of this?is there something that i can do now to avoid any mishappening?
    So far the car is good and i have had no trouble with it.

    1. Don't worry. plz refer this link


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