Fortune tips: Week Days

In the Hindu calendar, days are named after the seven celestial bodies of the ancient solar system: the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. Each day also is associated with a ruling deity and has a corresponding gemstone and color.

Monday (Somvar)

Monday is dedicated to Lord Shiva and his consort goddess Parvati. One of the names of Shiva is Someshvar. Shiva wears crescent moon on his head.

Shiva is associated with Chandra, the moon. 

White is the color and pearl the  gemstone of the moon.

The Somvar Vrat or Monday fast is observed from sunrise to sunset, broken after evening prayers. 

Good luck tips for Mondays:

  1. Lord Shiva rules on Mondays. So begin your day with his blessings will definitely help you achieve success in whatever activity you begin today.
  2. Monday is a great day to begin a new career and any financial activity.
  3. Wearing white on Mondays is highly recommended for good luck and always remember one should never wear black on a Monday. 
  4. A good remedy to win luck on your side on Monday is to see your reflection in the mirror before leaving the house. 
  5. Consuming honey and cucumber on Mondays is likely to yield good results for you.

Do not do this on Monday:

  1. Devotees should refrain from being dressed in black on this day as it is said Lord Shiva is not very fond of black colour..
  2. Whenever any Bael leaves are offered to Lord Shiva it should be made sure that the leaves are scratch free. Damaged leaves to be strictly avoided.
  3. Milk should never be offered from a bronze container to Lord Shiva. It should always be offered in a copper vessel.
  4. Do not consume alcohol or eat any non vegetarian food.
  5. Do not indulge in sexual activity. 

Recommended Rituals:

  1. Worship the ruling deity Gouri.
  2. Recite Annapoorna stotram.
  3. Japa of Moon’s moola mantra: “Om shram sreem shraum sah chandraya namah”
  4. Charity: Donate cow’s milk or rice on monday.
  5. Pooja: Devi pooja.
  6. Rudraksha: Worship 2 mukhi Rudraksha

சந்திர காயத்ரி :

ஓம் பத்மத்வஜாய வித்மஹே ஹேம ரூபாய தீமஹி
தந்நோ சந்திர ப்ரசோதயாத்

சந்திர மூல மந்திர ஜபம்:

“ஓம் ஸ்ரம் ஸ் ரீம் ஸ்ரௌம் ஷக் சந்திராய நமஹ”,

சந்திர ஸ்தோத்திரம்

ததி சங்க துஷாராபம்
நமாமி சசினம் ஸோமம்
சம்போர் மகுடபூஷணம்!!


எங்கள் குறைகள் எல்லாம் தீர்க்கும்
திங்களே போற்றி!, திருவருள் தருவாய்
சந்திரா போற்றி!, சத்குரு போற்றி!
சங்கடந் தீர்ப்பாய் சதுர போற்றி!

Stotra for the ruling planet:

दधिशंखतुषाराभं क्षीरोदार्णव संभवम् I
नमामि शशिनं सोमं शंभोर्मुकुट भूषणम् II २ II

Dhadhi sanka Thushaaraabham – Ksheero Dhaarnava Sambhavam
Namaami sasinam Somam – Sambhor makuta Bhooshanam

The one who has the hue of curd and icebergs, one who emerges from the milky ocean, Chandra who adorns Shiva, I prostrate. that Chandra.

Hindus believe that, by Somavar Vrata, they will be granted wisdom by Lord Shiva who fulfills all their desires. 

Tuesday (Mangalvar)

Tuesday is dedicated to Lord Murugan who is also called in the names of Skanda, Karthikeya and Subramanya. 

Mangal, the planet Mars is associated with Tuesday. Hindus fast and worship Skanda and seek his help in warding off evil and overcoming obstacles placed in their way.

Mangal Var Vrata is also observed by couples who want to have a son. After sunset, the fast is typically broken by a meal.

Tips for good luck on Tuesdays:

  1. Wearing red on Tuesdays is highly beneficial. In case you cannot wear red you can keep a red colour flower with you as it will help attract good luck for the day.
  2. A good remedy for good luck on a Tuesday is to eat green coriander in some form or the other before leaving the house.
  3. Else you could also have grilled bringals and potatoes to ward off obstacles from your way.
  4. The day is great to start work related to animal husbandry. 
  5. Seeking Kartikeya’s blessings also helps wage a crusade against evil.

People wear red-colored clothes on Tuesdays and offer red flowers to the Lord. Moonga (red coral) is the preferred gem of the day.

Recommended Rituals:

  1. Worship the ruling deities Kartikeya and Shiva.
    The Kartikeya mantra is “Om Saravanabhavaya Namah”
    The Shiva mantra is “Om Namah Shivaya”
  2. Recite Kartikeya or Shiva stotra.
  3. Japa of the Mars mantra: “Om kram kreem kroum sah bhaumaya namah”
  4. Charity: Donate Masoor dal( red lentils) on tuesday.
  5. Pooja: Kartikeya pooja or Rudrabhishekha.
  6. Rudraksha: Worship a 3 mukhi or a 6 mukhi Rudraksha.

அங்காரக காயத்ரி :

ஓம் வீரத்வஜாய வித்மஹே விக்ன ஹஸ்தாய தீமஹி
தந்நோ அங்காரக: ப்ரசோதயாத்

செவ்வாய் மூல மந்திர ஜபம்:

“ஓம் க்ரம் க்ரீம் க்ரௌம் ஷக் பௌமாய நமஹ”,

செவ்வாய் ஸ்தோத்திரம் படிக்க வேண்டும்.

தரணீ கர்ப்ப ஸம்பூதம்
வித்யுத்காந்தி ஸப்ரபம் !
குமாரம் சக்தி ஹஸ்தம் ச
மங்களம் ப்ரணமாம் யஹம்!!


சிறப்புறு மணியே செவ்வாய்த் தேவே!
குறையிலா தருள்வாய் குணமுடன் வாழ
மங்கள் செவ்வாய் மலரடி போற்றி!
அங்காரகனே அவதிகள் நீக்கு!

Stotra for the ruling planet:

धरणीगर्भ संभूतं विद्युत्कांति समप्रभम् I
कुमारं शक्तिहस्तं तं मंगलं प्रणाम्यहम् II ३ II

Dharanee garbha Sambhootham – Vidhyuth kaanthi Samaprabham
Kumaaram Sakthi Hasthancha – Mangalam Pranamaam Yaham

The one who is the son of Bhooma Devi, One who has the lustre of lightning,
One who has Shakti in his hand, and the auspicious one, I prostrate that Angaraka

Hindus believe that, by Mangal Var Vrata, they will be granted powers by to ward off evils, to be free from debts and to gain wealth.

Wednesday (Budhvar)

Wednesday is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The day is associated with Budh, the planet Mercury.

Green is the preferred color and onyx and emerald the preferred gems.

Hindu devotees who fast on Wednesdays take a single meal in the afternoon.

Budhvar Upvaas (Wednesday fasts) are traditionally observed by couples seeking a peaceful family life and students who want academic success. 

People start a new business or enterprise on Wednesdays as the planet Mercury or Budh is believed to augment new projects.

Good luck tips for Wednesdays:

  1. The ruling deity of Wednesday is Lord Vishnu.
  2. It also happens to be a great day for education, business and romance. 
  3. Lord Vishnu blesses his devotes with Intelligence at great wit. That’s not all, all short journeys that are undertaken in the early morning on Wednesdays, would ensure success.
  4. Wearing green on Wednesday will help ensure your success in all the tasks you undertake the day. 
  5. A tried and tested remedy to attract good luck on Wednesdays is to have something sweet before leaving the house. 
  6. That’s not all eating beans or mungdal on Wednesday would ensure good effects for sure.

Recommended Rituals:

1. Worship Lord Vishnu.
2. Recite Vishnu sahasranama stotra.
3. Japa of the Budha beeja mantra: “Om bram breem broum sah budhaya namah”
4. Charity: Donate Udad dal on Wednesday.
7. Pooja: Vishnu pooja.
8. Worship a 10 or 4 mukhi Rudraksha.

புத காயத்ரி :

ஓம் கஜத் வஜாய வித்மஹே சுக ஹஸ்தாய தீமஹி
தந்நோ புதப் ப்ரசோதயாத்

புத மூல மந்திர ஜபம்:

“ஓம் ப்ரம் ப்ரீம் ப்ரௌம் ஷக் புதாய நமஹ”,

•புதன் ஸ்தோத்திரம் படிக்க வேண்டும்.

ப்ரியங்கு கலிகா ச்யாம்
ருபேணா ப்ரதிமம் புதம்!
ஸௌம்யம் ஸௌம்ய குணோபேதம்
தம் புதம் ப்ரணமாம் யஹம்!!


இதமுற வாழ இன்னல்கள் நீக்கு
புத பகவானே பொன்னடி போற்றி!
பதந்தந் தாள்வாய் பண்ணொலியானே
உதவியே யருளும் உத்தமா போற்றி!!

Stotra for the ruling planet:

प्रियंगुकलिकाश्यामं रुपेणाप्रतिमं बुधम् I
सौम्यं सौम्यगुणोपेतं तं बुधं प्रणमाम्यहम् II ४ II

Piryangu kali Kaasyaamam – Roope’naa Prathimam Budham
Sowmyam sowmya Gunopetham – Tham Bhudham Pranamaam Yaham

The one who is dark like the bud of Priyangu flower, One who is unequalled in beauty and is intelligent, And the son of Chandra, One who is peaceful, I prostrate that Budha.

Thursday (Guruvar or Vrihaspativar)

Thursday is dedicated to Lord Brihaspati, the guru Dakshina Moorthy.

Thursday’s planet is Jupiter. Devotees observe Guru Var Vratas to obtain wealth, success, fame, and happiness.

Married women performing the puja must not wash their hair on Thursday. However, unmarried women can wash their hair on Thursday as they perform this fast to get married soon.

It is advised to avoid consuming salt in the food. If not possible then consume rock salt or ‘sendha namak’.

Good luck tips for Thursdays:

  1. Thursday is the day for Dakshinamoorthy, Guru graha, Goddess Lakshmi and Gurus. 
  2. It also happens to be the best day of the week to seek divine blessings and visit the temples of Dakshina Moorthy Goddess Lakshmi, Guru Raghavendra, Sairam,etc.,
  3. It is believed not to undertake journey on a Thursday as it will never yield the desired results.
  4. Wearing yellow or off-white clothes is a great remedy for good luck on a Thursday. In case you cannot wear these colours you could also keep yellow or off-white flowers at your home or office. 
  5. A tried and tested remedy to attract good luck on Thursdays is to have yellow mustard in some or the other form before leaving your house.
  6. Eating arhar dal, papaya and rice with ghee on Thursdays may bring in good results for you.

Do not do this on Thurdays:

  1. On Thursdays, do not use soap.
  2. Do not wash clothes on Thursdays.
  3. One performing Brihaspati Puja must not apply oil on head.
  4. The person following Brihaspati fast must not cut his/her nails on Thursday.
  5. Many people don’t prefer even to swipe off the floor on this day.
  6. On the day of following Brihaspati puja, one must not shave.
  7. Consumption of ‘non-veg’ food is strictly a ‘no-no’ on the day of Brihaspati puja.
  8. On the day of puja, don’t give money to ‘washer man’ (dhobi).
  9. On this day, don’t indulge in sexual activity.

Recommended Rituals:

1. Worship Lord Dakshinamoorthy.
2. Recite Shri Rudram.
3. Japa of the Guru beeja mantra: “Om jhram jhreem jroum sah gurave namah”
4. Donate: Saffron or turmeric on thursday.
5. Pooja: Rudrabhishekam.
6. Worship a 5 mukhi rudraksha.

குரு காயத்ரி :

ஓம் விருஷபத்வஜாய வித்மஹே க்ருணி ஹஸ்தாய தீமஹி
தந்நோ குருப் ப்ரசோதயாத்

குரு மூல மந்திர ஜபம்:

“ஓம் ஜ்ரம் ஜ்ரீம் ஜ்ரௌம் ஷக் குரவே நமஹ”,

குரு ஸ்தோத்திரம்

தேவானாம் ச ரிஷஷீணாம் ச
குரும் காஞ்சன ஸந்நிபம்!
புத்தி பூதம் த்ரிலோகேசம்
தம் நமமாமி ப்ருஹஸ்பதிம்!!


குணமிகு வியாழக் குருபகவானே
மணமுடன் வாழ மகிழ்வுடனருள்வாய்!
பிருகஸ்பதி வியாழப் பரதகுரு நேசா
கிரக தோஷமின்றிக் கடாஷித் தருள்வாய்!!

Stotra for the ruling planet:

देवानांच ऋषीनांच गुरुं कांचन सन्निभम् I
बुद्धिभूतं त्रिलोकेशं तं नमामि बृहस्पतिम् II ५ II

Dhe’vaanaancha Risheenaancha – Gurum Kaanchan sannibham
Bhudhdhi bhootham Thrilokesam – Thannamaami Bhruhaspathim

The one who is the Guru of the Devas and Rishis, the one who is radiant and intelligent, The Lord of all the three worlds, I prostrate that Brihaspathi.

When the fast is broken after sunset, the meal is taken. Hindus also wear yellow clothing and offer yellow flowers to the Lord. Yellow is the color of the day. The navratna gemstone for Brihaspati or Guru is Yellow Sapphire or Pukhraj.

Friday (Shukravar)

Friday is associated with the planet Venus, Goddesses Lakshmi, Durga and Kali are worshipped on the day. The day is dedicated to Shakti, the mother goddess.

Devotees perform the ceremonies of Laksmi Aarti, Durga Aarti, Kali Aarti, and Santoshi Mata Aarti on this day. 

Hindus seeking material wealth and happiness observe Sukra Var Vrata to honor Shakti, eating only a single meal after sunset; sour foods are to be avoided on the day.

Silk white is the colour of the day and diamond is the gemstone. Other colors associated with Shakti include orange, violet, purple, and burgundy.

Good luck tips for Fridays:

  1. Bhubaneshwari Devi is the ruler of Friday. Seeking her blessings will help you get results. 
  2. Friday is a great day to buy a new vehicle and also for getting treatment of serious illnesses. 
  3. It is also a great day for purchasing jewellery, precious stones, ornaments and a new house.
  4. Very light blue or silky white will prove to be extremely favourable on Fridays. 
  5. An easy remedy for good luck on a Fridays is to eat some yogurt before leaving the house. 
  6. Else you could also have paneer and other milk products for better results.

Recommended Rituals:

1. Worship Bhuvaneswari.
2. Recite Shree Suktam or Durga Stuti or Durga chalisa.
3. Japa of Shukra beeja mantra: “Om dram dreem droum sah shukraya namah”
5. Donate clothes to a lady on Friday.
7. Pooja: Devi pooja.
8. Worship a 9 or 7 mukhi Rudraksha.

சுக்ர காயத்ரி :

ஓம் அஸ்வத்வஜாய வித்மஹே தனுர் ஹஸ்தாய தீமஹி
தந்நோ சுக்ர: ப்ரசோதயாத்

சுக்கிர மூல மந்திர ஜபம்:

“ஓம் ட்ரம் ட்ரீம் ட்ரௌம் ஷக் சுக்ராய நமஹ”,

சுக்கிர ஸ்தோத்திரம்

ஹிமகுந்த ம்ருணாளாபம்
தைத்யானாம் பரமம் குரும்!
ஸர்வாசாஸ்த்ர ப்ரவக்தாரம்
பார்கவம் ப்ரணமாம் யஹம்!!


சுக்கிரமூர்த்தி சுபமிக யீவாய்
வக்கிரமின்றி வரமிகத் தருள்வாய்!
வெள்ளிச் சுக்கிர வித்தக வேந்தே
அள்ளிக் கொடுப்பாய் அடியார்க்கருளே!!

Stotra for the ruling planet:

हिमकुंद मृणालाभं दैत्यानां परमं गुरुम् I
सर्वशास्त्र प्रवक्तारं भार्गवं प्रणमाम्यहम् II ६ II

Hima kundha M’runaalaabam – Dhaithyaanam Paramam Gurum
Sarva saasthra Pravruththaaram – Bhaargavam Pranamaam Yaham

The one who has the lustre of the dew, Lotus stem and Thumba flower, High priest of Asuras and the one who preaches the Shatras, I prostrate that ( Bhargava )Sukracharya.

Saturday (Shanivar)

Saturday is dedicated to the Shani, the God of dharma who is associated with the planet Saturn.

Devotees fast from sunrise to sunset, and worship Lord Bhairav, Anjaneya seeking protection and blessing. After sunset, Hindus break the fast.

Devotees observing the fast usually visit Shani shrines and offer black-colored items like sesame oil, black clothes, and black beans. 

Some also worship the peepal (the holy Indian fig) and tie a thread around its bark, or offer prayers to Lord Hanuman seeking protection from Shani’s wrath. 

Good luck tips for Saturdays:

  1. Seeking the blessings of Lord Shani on Saturday is a great way to resolve all the problems from your life. 
  2. The day is good for financial and gains at the professional front.
  3. Fasting on the day and worshipping Shani bhagavan will yield great results as well
  4. Eating sesame seed paste or grilled black brinjal is a great way to get lucky on Saturday. 
  5. That’s not all, keeping purple flowers at home or simply wearing black clothes, is likely to bring success and blessings of Shani on this day. 
  6. An easy remedy for good luck on a Saturdays is to eat some ghee before leaving the house.

Do not do this on Saturday:

  1. Never bring home or buy anything made of iron on Saturday. Iron is associated with Shani and bringing iron home on Saturday brings bad luck
  2. One should never buy or bring home oil on Saturday. Oil is offered to Shani and bringing oil home on this day  brings bad luck. One should donate oil on this day.
  3. Never disrespect any elder person. It is believed that disrespecting elders makes Shani angry.

Recommended Rituals:

1. Worship Lord Bhairav or Lord Hanuman.
2. Recite Hanuman chalisa or any other Hanuman stotra.
3. Japa of Shani mantra: “Om pram preem proum sah shanaischaraya namah”
4. Recite the Shani stotra:
Nelanjan samabhasam ravi putram yamagrajamChaaya martand sambhutam tam namami shanaischaram
5. Donate a buffalo or black til (sesame seeds) on Saturday.
6. Pooja: Hanuman pooja
7. Worship a 7 or 14 mukhi Rudraksha.

சனி காயத்ரி :

ஓம் காகத் வஜாய வித்மஹே கட்க ஹஸ்தாய தீமஹி
தந்நோ சனிப் ப்ரசோதயாத்

சனி மூல மந்திர ஜபம்:

“ஓம் ப்ரம் ப்ரீம் ப்ரௌம் ஷக் சனைச்சராய நமஹ”,

சனி ஸ்தோத்திரம்

நீலாஞ்ஜன ஸமாபாஸம்
ரவிபுத்ரம் யமாக்ரஜம்!
ச்சாயா மார்த்தாண்ட ஸம்பூதம்
தம் நமாமி சனைச்சரம்!!


சங்கடந் தீர்க்கும் சனி பகவானே
மங்களம் பொங்க மனம் வைத்தருள்வாய்!
சச்சரவின்றிச் சாகா நெறியில்
இச்சகம் வாழ இன்னருள் தா தா!!

Stotra for the ruling planet:

नीलांजन समाभासं रविपुत्रं यमाग्रजम् I

छायामार्तंड संभूतं तं नमामि शनैश्चरम् II ७ II

Neelaanchana Samaabaasam – Raviputhram Yamaagrajam
Chaayaa Maarthaanda Sambhootham – Thannamaami Sanaicharam

The one who is blue, one who is like charcoal, one who is the son of Surya and the brother of Yama, one who is born to Chaya and Surya, I prostrate that Saneeswara.

Blue and black are Shani’s colors. Blue gems, such as blue sapphire, and black iron rings made of horseshoes frequently are worn to ward off Shani.

Sunday (Ravivar)

Sunday is dedicated to Lord Surya or Suryanarayana, the sun god. Devotees fast seeking his help in fulfilling their wishes and curing skin diseases. 

Hindus begin the day with a ritual bath and a thorough housecleaning. They keep a fast throughout the day, eating only after sunset and avoiding salt, oil, and fried foods. Alms are also given on that day.

Surya is represented by rubies and the colors orange and pink. To honor this deity, Hindus will wear orange, apply a dot of red sandalwood paste on their forehead, and offer red flowers to statues and icons of the sun god.

Good luck tips for Sundays

  1. Sunday is the day of the sun and it is ruled by Surya. 
  2. The day is excellent to resolve old disputes.
  3. The day, however, is not considered favourable for entering into a new house.
  4. But surprisingly, all journey’s that are undertaken on Sunday give great results.
  5. Orange, pink and maroon are best suited for this day. 
  6. An easy remedy for good luck on a Sunday is to eat paan before leaving the house.
  7. Offering water to Surya dev is a great way to attract good luck into your life.
  8. Consumption of mungdal and bel fruit is highly recommended on this day.

Recommended Rituals:

1. Worship the ruling deity Lord Shiva
2. Recite Aditya Hridaya stotra.
3. Japa of Sun’s moola mantra: “Om hram hreem hroum sah suryaya namah”
4. Charity: Donate wheat, or sugar candy on sunday.
5. Pooja: Rudrabhishek.
6. Rudraksha: Worship Ekamukhi (one faced) or 12 mukhi Rudraksha

சூரிய காயத்ரி :

ஓம் அஸ்வத்வஜாய வித்மஹே பாச ஹஸ்தாய தீமஹி
தந்நோ சூர்யப் ப்ரசோதயாத்

சூரிய மூல மந்திர ஜபம்:

“ஓம் ஹ்ரம் ஹ்ரீம் ஹ்ரௌம் ஷக் சூர்யாய நமஹ”,

சூரிய ஸ்தோத்திரம்

ஜபா குஸூம ஸங்காசம்
காச்யபேயம் மஹாத்யுதிம்!
தமோரிம் ஸ்ர்வ பாபக்னம்
ப்ரணதோ (அ) ஸ்மி திவாகரம் !!


சீலமாய் வாழச் சீரருள் புரியும்
ஞாலம் புகழும், ஞாயிறே போற்றி!
சூரியா போற்றி, சுதந்திரா போற்றி!
வீரியா போற்றி, வினைகள் களைவாய்!

Stotra for the ruling planet:

II श्री नवग्रह स्तोत्र II

जपाकुसुम संकाशं काश्यपेयं महदद्युतिम् I
तमोरिंसर्वपापघ्नं प्रणतोSस्मि दिवाकरम् II १ II

Japaa kusuma Sankaasam – Kaasyapeyam Mahaath’ yuthim
Thamo’urim sarva Paapa ganam – Pranathosmi Dhiwaakaram

One who looks like the Hibiscus flower, Son of Kashyapa, full of radiance,
Foe of darkness and the one who dispells all sins, I prostrate that Surya.

Navagraha Shanthi Slokam

நவகிரஹ சாந்தி ஸ்லோகம் :

ஆதித்யாயச சோமாய மங்களாய புதாயச
குரு சுக்ர சனிஸ்வராய ராகுவே கேதுவே நமஹ