About Friday Fasting, Vrat and its Significance
What is the importance of Friday?
Friday, the 5th day of the week, is dedicated to the brightest planet in the night sky – Venus. Venus signifies beauty, luxury, luxurious life, materialistic pleasures, jewelry, worldly desires, fragrance, attraction, expensive products-services, entertainment, fashion, love, marriage, sentiments, intimacy, child, harmony, creativity, arts etc. Venus, the inner planet, Heads the integrity, ethics etc as well.
Venus is called Shukra in Sanskrit. Shukra means the planet Venus, and also means lucid, white and bright. ShukraVaar means Friday. Like Jupiter is called the teacher or the Guru of all the Gods, Venus is called the teacher of all the demons. Many refer to this feminine planet Venus as the Goddess of Love.
What is the Friday fast, Vrat about?
Friday fast, Vrat is observed for the auspiciousness and favorability of the planet Venus. Often, Astrologers and Priests advice natives to observe the Friday fast, Vrat who are impacted by malefic Venus or having inauspicious positioning-placement and status in the birth chart.
The main objectives of observing the Friday fast, Vrat is to seek the blessings of Santoshi Mata, and to the have auspiciousness of planet Venus. Worshipping Santoshi Mata on Friday fast, Vrat brings peace and harmony at home, is favorable for child, removes ailment-disease, keeps crisis away, etc.
There are certain rules to observe the Friday fast, Vrat such as abstaining from eating anything sour or bitter. Goddess Santoshi Mata, the Goddess of satisfaction, is worshipped on the occasion of Friday fast, Vrat. Goddess Santoshi Mata is often referred to as a form or Goddess Parvati or Goddess Durga.
Who should observe the Friday fast, Vrat?
Any native with a weak, malefic or inauspiciously placed Venus in his-her birth chart, should observe the Friday fast, Vrat, under the consultative guidance of an Astrologer or Priest. Those who wish to seek the blessings of Goddess Santoshi Mata can observe the Friday fast, Vrat.
How to observe the Friday fast, Vrat?
Natives who observe the Friday fast, Vrat typically wake up early in the morning and bathe. Primarily, Goddess Santoshi Mata is worshipped on Friday fast, Vrat. Some also worship Goddess Lakshmi also. However, the Friday fast, Vrat related to the worship of Santoshi Mata is kept by women among the Indian and Nepalese community people, who observe it for continuous 16 Fridays.
On a Friday fast, Vrat, white items should be donated as per a person’s capacity, in a temple or to the poor or needy. Examples of white items include white flowers, white rice, white sweets like Kheer should be offered to children especially in the evening, etc. White or light colored clothes like light grey should be worn on the day of Friday fast, Vrat.
One meal is consumed throughout the day. Food items or eatables that are bitter or sour should be avoided, such as items like spicy pickles, bitter juice, sour dishes etc.
On the day of Friday fast, Vrat, Vrat Katha, like an ancient story or brief epic, is recited or listened to. Many chant Aarti prayer. Many chant Mantra.
When is the ideal time to start the Friday fast, Vrat?
The best time or date to start Friday fast, Vrat is the first Friday that falls in the Shukla Paksha of any month. Shukla Paksha is rising-waxing phase of the moon in the fortnight of the lunar month. The timing of the Thursday fast, Vrat is from morning to evening, i.e., from dawn to dusk.
What is the connection of Astrology and Friday fast, Vrat?
The fast-moving planet Venus plays an important role in the Astrology horoscope birth chart of any native. Venus is one of the NavGraha. Astrologers and Priests often provide Friday fast, Vrat as one of the remedies for certain Venus related problems, bad conjunction or for an inauspiciously placed Venus or malefic Venus etc. Among other Venus-related remedies, Friday fast, Vrat is one of the remedies to please and-or to pacify the planet Venus. Friday fast, Vrat can bring auspiciousness and favorability in Venus and its qualities and characteristics, as some mentioned above.
Venus rules the signs Taurus and Libra. Venus is Lord of Houses 2nd and 6th. Venus is exaltation in Pisces, and debilitated in Virgo. The gemstone of Venus is diamond. The six-faced Rudraksha is for Venus.
A Mantra for Venus is -
Om Shukraya Namah
ॐ शुक्राय नमः
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Date Published : 27 Jul 2019