Krishna Chaturdasi is the 14th day of the Waning Moon and is considered unfortunate for the birth.
There is no day of birth more blighted than the 14th day of the Waning Moon. But there are remedies.
When we sing ‘Happy Birthday to you,’ we are not paying attention to the truth of our birth. I have said it elsewhere, and I will say again: In Vedic Astrology, what matters is your day of birth, not the date. The day of your birth Krishna Chaturdasi, or Tithi, is calculated according to the Panchanga. As Vedic Astrology follows the lunar calendar, a Tithi is one day in a lunar month of 30 days. Please read my detailed blog on Tithi here to understand its role in our fate.
Tithi has a tremendous impact on our destiny and relationships. Depending on the day of the Moon’s cycle, Tithi can be favourable or not. Tithis have a direct relationship to curses and blessings and among the most unfortunate Tithis is the Krishna Chaturdasi, or the 14th day of the Moon’s waning cycle. (The other unlucky day of birth is Amavasya or New Moon.)
A person born on these days constantly struggles in life.
It is important to note that ONLY Krishna Chaturdasi is cursed and NOT Shukla Chaturdasi (the 14th day of the Moon’s waxing phase).
Why is it so cruel to those born on this day? Why does it damage relationships? Here is the story of why Krishna Chaturdasi and Amavasya are inauspicious.
However, before we get to the story, here’s some background on the two planets intertwined in this curse.
Moon and Venus are associated with the Jala tattva (Water element). The Moon is an emotionally supercharged planet with little power to discriminate and cannot control strong urges caused due to the Jala tattva, including sexual desires. Venus also quickly gives into temptations due to its Jala tattva.
According to legend, the Moon kidnapped his Guru Brihaspati’s (Jupiter) wife Maa Tara on Krishna Chaturdasi. It incensed Lord Shiva because cheating a Guru is a despicable act. Lord Shiva is the protector of lineage, and an upholder of knowledge (Parmeshti Guru) and this violation by the Moon was unforgivable. This was not all. On Amavasya, the Moon forced himself on Maa Tara, and Mahadev (Lord Shiva) cursed it, because of which the Moon lost its light. Condemned to darkness, the Moon repented for its sins on Pratipadā (the first day after Amavasya) and returned Maa Tara to Brihaspati.
Due to the violation of Maa Tara on Amavasya, Maa Kali the Protector also cursed the Moon and those born on this Tithi. (Please watch my video on Amavasya below).
The power to remove the curse of Krishna Chaturdasi lies with Lord Shiva, and the native must appease the deity to get rid of it. They must do the remedy for a minimum of one year.
NOTE: The precise remedies are based on the individual’s chart.
1) The best time to start is on Maha Shivratri, which falls on the night of Krishna Chaturdasi. Venus rules this Tithi and hence is a part of the story, so the curse impacts relationships.
2) The native must perform remedy from one Shivratri to the next (one year).
3) The native must chant the Panchakshari (Five-syllable) mantra ॐ नमः शिवाय: (Om Namaḥ Śivāya) at least three malas daily (11 rounds recommended). One mala is 108 counts.
On Pratipadā Tithi, Chandra asked for forgiveness. Hence this Tithi is an excellent day to chant Agni or Gayatri Mantra and seek forgiveness.
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