Birthday is one of the most important date in a person’s life. However, there are different ways of celebrating the occasion. For instance, while some people choose their birthday according to Gregorian calendar, others prefer the Malayalam month and the birth star.
Suppose a person is born on the Thiruvonam day of the Malayalam month of Chingam, the corresponding date on the Gregorian calendar would be different each time. As per the astrological norms followed in Kerala, birthdays falling on different days are said to implicate different fortunes. For instance, those who are born on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday are said to be blessed with good fortunes compared to those born on other days.
Effect of birthdays on each day of the week:
Sunday - Long journey and strenuous trips may haunt you
Monday - You can expect wealth and abundance of food
Tuesday - Poor health
Wednesday - You will excel in studies
Thursday - Wealth and prosperity
Friday - Luck will shine on you
Saturday - Your parents may face distress
For those whose birthday falls on any of the inauspicious days of the week, astrologers advise prayers and offerings to Lord Vigneswara, who is considered a the remover of obstacles. ‘Jaladhara’ or ‘koovala mala’ can also be offered to Lord Mahadeva. Conducting ‘Mrithyunjaya homam’ or ‘ Mrithyunjaya pushpanjali’ would also be ideal. Conducting ‘annadanam’ (offering of free meals) is also considered a ritual that can be followed in this situation.
Propitiating the celestial body (adhipan) related to each day of the week is also advised to ward off possible ill-effects of an inauspicious day. The following are the heavenly objects that lord over each day as per astrology:
Sunday - Sun
Monday - Moon
Tuesday - Mars
Wednesday - Mercury
Thursday - Jupiter
Friday - Venus
Saturday - Saturn