Hari Om & Namaskaar!
Once every two and half years, Hindus are faced wtih one extra (adhik) month
(maas) in their religious calendar.
While it is not considered a pious time to undertake investments be it real estate,
work or personal endeavours - this month is considered very auspicious to perform
and attend Sri Hari kathas - be it Ramayan, Bhagvatam, Bhagvat Geeta or Vishnu
Offerings of tulsi patram to Sri Hari Vishnu and his avtaars is also considered very
rewarding to attain higher bhakti (devotion).
What is desirable to do during this four weeks:
1. Continue your daily puja rituals - be it recitals, japa (chanting), offerings or
meditation or nitya karam
2. Read or listen to Bhaghvat Geeta, Srimadh Bhagvatam, Vishnu Puran or Ramayan
3. Offer Tulsi leaves (do not break on Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays, Ekadashi or Purnima days) to Sri Hari Vishnu, Sri Ram and Sri Krishna
4. Teerath yatra (visit to holy shrines)
5. Sat Sanghs (Inviting Brahmans or Saints for meals) and parvchans/sangeet sandhya
6. Sanskaars (like Janam - Naam karan or Mirtue deaths) if they occur during the month.
7. Fasting in favour of Sri Hari Vishnu
8. Chanting Om Namo Bhagvate Vasudeva
What should be avoided:
1. Buildng or moving into new residence or work/business complex
2. Holding your annual pujas/rituals which are generally done by families yearly or on anniversaries/birthdays
3. Weddings or related rituals
4. Start of niyam (like new fasting) - if ritual started before the month, then it should
5. Any of the 16 solar sansakaars except Janam (birth) and Deaths.