I am thinking of fasting on saturdays, but I want to be careful about doing it. If you know the astrological effects of fasting, let me know.


In vedic philosophy there are 4 pillars of the value system:

  1. Satya: always tell the truth
  2. Saucha: cleanliness, purity of body, thoughts, speech and actions
  3. Ahimsa: no-violence
  4. Tapas: austerities

Fasting would be very auspicious for the fourth pillar "Tapas". It helps control your mind and gives your courage and will. This is true regardless of your birth chart.

  • OP is asking especially for Saturday only. – hanugm Jun 2 at 0:37

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