What is Gurupushyamrut Yoga?
Gurupushyamrut Yoga (गुरुपुष्यमृत योग) is one of the very auspicious days according to Indian astrology just like the Akshya Tritiya day. Gurupushyamrut Yoga is basically a Pushya Nakshatra falling on Thursday which is the day of Guru Brihaspati who is also the presiding deity of Pushya Nakshtra. As per Hindu astrology, the day on which Pushya Nakshatra falls is highly auspicious for beginning new ventures, investments and purchase of valuables like gold and property. There are around 14 to 15 days in a year when Pushya Nakshatra occurs and more than one date when Gurupushyamrut Yoga is witnessed. In 2014, there are 5 dates; in 2015, there are 2 dates; and in 2016, there are 3 dates on which falls the Gurupushyamrut Yoga.
Gurupushyamrut Yoga Dates in 2014
Gurupushyamrut Yoga dates (as per the Indian standard time) will occur on five dates in 2014:
16 January 2014 (from 1:13 PM till sunrise on 17 January)
13 February 2014 (from sunrise to 10:21 PM)
18 September 2014 (from 3:24 AM till sunrise on 19 September)
16 October 2014 (from 10:45 AM till sunrise on 17 October)
13 November 2014 (from sunrise till 9:40 PM)
Gurupushyamrut Yoga Dates in 2015
Gurupushyamrut Yoga dates (as per the Indian standard time) will occur on two dates in 2015:
16 July 2015 (from 2:49 PM till sunrise on 17 July)
13 August 2015 (from 5:52 AM to 11:13 PM)
Gurupushyamrut Yoga Dates in 2016
Gurupushyamrut Yoga dates (as per the Indian standard time) will occur on three dates in 2016:
14 April 2016 (from 2:36 PM till sunrise on 15 April)
12 May 2016 (from 5:36 AM to 10:45 PM)
9 June 2016 (from 5:27 AM to 7:31 AM)
Gurupushyamrut Yoga Dates 2017
Gurupushyamrut Yoga dates (as per the Indian standard time) will occur on five dates in 2017:
12 January 2017 (from 1:19 AM to 6:38 AM on 13 January)
9 February 2017 (from 10:40 AM to 6:38 AM on 10 January)
9 March 2017 (from 5:55 AM to 6:38 AM 5:13 PM)
9 November 2017 (from 1:39 PM to 6:09 AM on 10 November)
7 December 2017 (from 6:08 AM to 7:55 PM)
Understanding Gurupushyamrut Yoga
To understand better the concept of Gurupushyamrut Yoga, one must first know what are Nakshatras and what is Pushya Nakshatra!
What is Nakshatra?
According to Indian astrology, zodiac is composed of 360 degrees. Nakshatra (नक्षत्र) are star constellations and they are 27 in number. Each of these star constellations or Nakshatra has a value of 13.20 degrees. Nakshatras are divided into four Pada or four quarters, each Pada or quarter having value of 3 degrees 20 minutes.
What is Pushya Nakshatra?
Pushya Nakshatra (पुष्य नक्षत्र) is one of the 27 Nakshatras or star constellations mentioned in Indian astrology. It is the eighth Nakshatra whose ruling planet is Saturn and the presiding deity is Brihaspati. The term ‘Pushya’ means ‘to strengthen’ or ‘to nourish’. It is also known by the names of Poosam or Pusam Nakshatra. It is believed that due to the positions of stars, it is one of the strongest astrological dimension which makes the day of Pushya Nakshatra auspicious for new business ventures, investments and purchases. According to the Hindu astrology, favourable alignment of stars on the day of Pusyha Nakshatra brings prosperity, success and happiness.
What is Gurupushyamrut Yoga?
When Pushya Nakshatra falls on a Thursday, it is called Gurupushyamrut Yoga. Gurupushyamrut Yoga is a union of four aspects- Guru+Pushya+Amrut+Yoga. As the presiding deity of Pushya Nakshatra is Guru Brihaspati and Thursday is also the day of Brihaspati, it becomes ‘Amrut Yoga’ or ‘union having quality of nector’ (Amrut means nector and Yoga means union). It is said that the Goddess of wealth Lakshmi was born on Pushya Nakshatra day. Thus, Gurupushyamrut Yoga is considered highly auspicious to pray to Goddess Lakshmi in order to seek her blessings. This day is considered ideal to buy gold, make investments and start new businesses and other good works including house warming.
What to do on Gurupushyamrut Yoga?
You can do the following on this auspicious day.
- Start new projects
- Make new investments. This can be business investments, investment in real estate, stock market investment etc.
- Begin any new work. This can be a new work related to home, family, business, anything.
- Buy new house or shift to your new house.
- Buy gold or silver, jewelery or precious stones