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V-day keeps astrologers busy

Astrologers are having a busy time offering predictions and remedies to the lovebirds.

india Updated: Feb 15, 2006 15:21 IST

Astrologers in Jaipurare having a busy time offering predictions and remedies to thelovebirds in the run-up to Valentine's Day.

"Unwilling to take any risk in impressing their partners, many boys and girls of the city like me are consulting astrologers to win over their loved ones," says SidhartSingh, a student of MBA course at a local institute.

Guided by the astrologers, many men and women have worked out the right way of proposing. Besides, they are also finding out the right hours to make their proposals.

Deepesh Kumar, an executive with a private firm, said: "I like one of my colleagues. I have tried every possible way to impress her, but nothing has worked out so far.

"So I decided to consult an astrologer, who after studying my horoscope suggested I should propose to her before 4 pm on Valentine's Day. I am sure she will respond this time," he said.

There are several people like Deepesh for whom the astrologers are the last resort.

"When they can predict and solemnise marriages, why can't they be used for the betterment of our love lives," said college student Abhishek Khandelwal.

However, the astrologers warn no one can make alliances and it's only the time factor that counts.

"Boys and girls come to us to help them develop a relationship with their loved ones, which is practically not possible. So we generally suggest they avoid proposing during 'Rahu Kaal', which normally lasts 90 minutes and is considered the worst period of the day," said an astrologer who did not want to be named.

First Published: Feb 13, 2006 12:53 IST