It’s a fun time in the sky right now, and we are living in unique times. While on the 1st of July the Shree Jagannath’s Rath yatra in Puri commenced in its full spirit, on July 2nd six planets went into their own signs or rulerships, in full dignity and it will be so till … Continue reading The Planets and their Punctuations – the rest of Year 2022 ©Sangeeta Venkatesh
I hope you all liked reading about Shani Shinganapur. As Part 2 of the Saturn Temples, this article is about a temple in Thirunallar, a small town in the Karaikal district of the Union Territory of Puducherry. We had driven down from Bangalore to Tharagambadi (Tranquebar) for a visit (more on this in another post) … Continue reading Thirunallar – Shanishwara and Darbaranyeshwara Temple ©Sangeeta Venkatesh
Shani Jayanti Today May 30th is observed as Shani Jayanti. Lord Shani, as you know is the ruler of Planet Saturn and the seers have said that he is the son of Lord Surya or the Sun God. Shani Jayanti is also known as Shani Amavasya, as it falls on the Amavasya (new moon) Tithi during … Continue reading Shani Shinganapur- the village with no locks ©Sangeeta Venkatesh
Happy Ugadi, Gudi Padwa, Nevreh, Vishu, Cheti Chand, Bohag Bihu, Vaishaki and greetings on the day of Chaitra Shukla Pratipada. Best wishes to all the readers of Sojourn with San. Yesterday was the auspicious day of Ugadi and many parts of India and overseas, celebrated this New Year. To my readers who are not familiar with the Indian, Vedic or the luni-solar form of the calendar, Ugadi begins on the first new moon after the Spring Equinox. Ugadi or Yugadi is an amalgamation of the words, ‘Yug’ means ‘age’ and ‘adi’ means ‘new beginnings.
I have been at this article since over a month, but due to personal exigencies I have been unable to complete it. I am quite sure if it was the position of the stars!! Well, to progress we are getting towards the end of 2021 and what an eventful year it has been! Planetary … Continue reading December 2021 Transits: The Eclipse Season, Algol Star and much more!
Note to my International Readers: The following article may seem a little complicated, but it has been my endevour to simplify and present the essence of various facets of India, it’s culture and traditions. Also, I am delighted to co-author this piece with Sujatha Ravi, my guest writer from Chennai, who has explained the various … Continue reading Thiruchendur Murugan Temple
"Day and Night the Heavenly Bodies Pour Forth their Speech." I am back after a hiatus on planetary transits. October is a season of retrograde planets that will turn direct. For a recap, please go back to previous article, the link of whuch is given here. The rest of the article will make sense. The … Continue reading October 2021- setting the scene for the year end ©Sangeeta Venkatesh
“Astrology is just a finger pointing at reality.” —Steven Forrest I want to recapitulate some of the other articles of the past months to set the context here. Please note that these were written by understanding what experts have imparted. If you want to skip the older articles, please scroll down to the Jupiter and … Continue reading The dance of the Planets – How will it bode for India ©Sangeeta Venkatesh
It’s been unprecedented times and with a lockdown and other challenges, I never got to write as much as I wanted to. As I am writing this short piece, we are going through the lunar eclipse. The eclipse is not visible in Bangalore, where I live. It is be the first Lunar Eclipse of 2021. … Continue reading Lunar Eclipse – May 26th 2021 ; From Darkness Lead Us Onto Light
To say May will be a complex month would be stating the obvious, considering what is going on the world. India, in particular is going through unprecedented havoc with the Corona Virus. And it is with a very heavy heart that I am writing this article, while witnessing the loss of lives. I will not … Continue reading Towards Total Transformation – May 2021©Sangeeta Venkatesh