THE WEEKLY ORDER
Everyone is taught during the childhood days of the week. The first day of the week is Sunday followed by Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and so on. We grow up learning them and then it becomes a part of our life. As we grow up, we cherish for Saturdays and Sundays and start to loathe Mondays as the deadly weekdays start with it. All this while, we never thought about as why only Monday comes after Sunday and not Tuesday and why Saturday and Sunday comes together and not 3 days apart.
We might have overlooked this subtle logic, but our sages and seers who did things only after following enough calculations knew why this abrupt order exist. It is given everywhere in our ancient books and was known by every student of ancient times but with the passage of time and with westernization of our education system, it was somewhere overlooked and then totally ignored.
Our week follows the Hora System assigned to each planet. Now you might be surprised to read this new term, but Hora stands for an hour in Hindi, although it might be more or less than an hour in duration. Each planet is assigned an hour of the day and they follow the same order. When Hora of a planet ends, another planet’s Hora follows it. This is the basic knowledge we need to have as why we have this order of the week.
The order of the Hora of planets is:
Each planet rules a specific hour during each day. When it gets over, another planet’s Hora starts and they follow the order. After the end of 7th Hora, the order repeats again and it goes on. This simple order decides the weekly order that we follow today. The planet whose Hora starts with the Sun rise is the ruler for the day.
Different planets that are assigned different days are
Sunday is assigned to The Sun, Monday to The Moon, Tuesday to The Mars, Wednesday to The Mercury, Thursday to The Jupiter, Friday to The Venus and Saturday to The Saturn.
To make it clear, I will take an example. Suppose sunrise at Sunday is at 5:47 am. Look for the planet whose Hora begins at sunrise. It will be The Sun and thus it is called Sunday. This Hora can extend anywhere from 50-70 minutes. Then Hora of Venus will follow followed by Mercury, Moon, Saturn, Jupiter and Mars. After this, Hora of Sun will start again and the order repeats. At the end of 21st Hora, 3 cycles would have completed and 22nd Hora will be of The Sun, 23rd will be of Venus and 24th will be of Mercury. The next Hora of the Moon will start with the sunlight and thus the day that follows Sunday is Monday. You can do this simple exercise and you will understand the order of the week that we follow.
I wish our schools taught us this logic as well while teaching us days of the week. Then I would have known how intelligent our sages and seers were and learnt to appreciate them since early years.
I hope you have understood the essence of this article. For any suggestions and comments, kindly write in the comment section.
Have a great day and a healthy life 🙂
PS: To check the Hora for any day, you can install Hindu calendar from Google Play Store (No I am not promoting the app but this is the only app I know which tells about the Hora) or you can simple Google it.