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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Superstitions Vs Sound investment #JanoTohMano

India is a country of great history and traditions. It is the birthplace of four of the world's major religions; namely Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. According to the 2011 census, 78.35% of the population of India practice Hinduism. Islam (14.88%), Christianity (2.5%), Sikhism (1.9%), Buddhism (0.8%) and Jainism (0.4%) are the other major religions followed by the people of India.

India was also one the birthplaces of Astrology. Astrology is the study of how the positions of the stars and movements of the planets have a supposed influence on events and on the lives and behavior of human beings. Astrology has been dated to at least the 2nd millennium BCE, and has its roots in calendric systems used to predict seasonal shifts and to interpret celestial cycles as signs of divine communications.

This was a first step towards recording the Moon's influence upon tides and rivers, Farmers addressed agricultural needs with increasing knowledge of the constellations that appear in the different seasons—and used the rising of particular star-groups to herald annual floods or seasonal activities. The Kings and Maharajas all over the world made Astrology an indispensible part of their lives and every important event in their lives was based on it such as marriage, birth of child, namkaran, wars, trade, festivals etc.

Our forefathers also followed it religiously and today it also has an influence on us directly and indirectly. Even our marriages today are decided on the basis of Kundli Milan and compatibility if the astrologer does not agree then marriage is a strict NO. Before job hunting we all are willing to pay a lot to the astrologer just to answer our queries and mind it they are very expensive today many of them charge 1200 for 15 minutes. These tarot card readers are pretty famous as well but seldom do we realize that instead of spending so much on these astrologers and stones we could have made that investment on Mutual funds which in time would definitely give us benefits in return.

Sometimes, superstitions come in the way of sound investments. Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund has created a video that showcases how we sometimes get caught up in rituals or superstitions instead of thinking and investing smartly.

As you can clearly see in this video that Mr. Biswa learns to invest his money by investing in stones rather than in mutual funds and savings which would have probably given him return on his investment which even the most expensive gemstone cannot.

He wears a Yellow stone for health, Red for safety and Green for Happiness and he also believes that if you have health, safety and happiness in your hands wealth will come automatically. In simple words he is very superstitious man and has blind faith on his “Jyotish Acharya”.  I am not against astrology but I truly believe that without karma you cannot earn money. Just by wearing these stones you cannot change your life so why do we all investment all our savings on these stones and why do believe in these superstitions?

Instead we should all invest our money in Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund and give a chance for our money to grow!! #JanoTohMano

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