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considering materially auspicious/ inauaspicious times

PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:33 pm
by nikhilwadhwa
Hare Krishna,

Is it recommended for devotees to refer to various auspicious/ non
auspicious astrological times while performing their duties? As even Srila
Prabhupada and Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura avoided travel on
thursday afternoons, as it is inauspicious according to the position of the
planets. And Srila Prabhupada one mentioned that in India people fix
marriages by consulting astrological charts and verifying if the marriage
would be suitable. So should we consider auspicious/ favorable times
according to the positions of the planets while doing our important
activities? Or should we just rely on Krishna without worrying about the
material circumstances that the planets are creating?

Hare Krishna,
Nikhil

Re: considering materially auspicious/ inauaspicious times

PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:13 pm
by nikhilwadhwa
Also, in the mahabharata, at the start of the digvijaya parva, arjuna says to yudhishthira that he wishes to set out on a conquest at an auspicious time according to astrological calculations.

So should we follow in that example, although we know that everything is controlled by Krishna, just like Arjuna did?