According to jyotish shastra (astrology), is it true that sixth period of a king refers to the time of pattabhishekam(Crowning)?

  • Couldn't understand what u meant by "the 6th period of the king"
    – Rickross
    Commented Jan 6, 2019 at 6:47
  • Like the division of periods the of the day as the first part, second part etc., the sixth period refers to the particular time or period of time. @Rickross
    – hanugm
    Commented Jan 6, 2019 at 6:55
  • You mean the 6th phase of a king's rule?
    – Rickross
    Commented Jan 6, 2019 at 6:56
  • @Rickross 6th phase seems okay, but the word king's rule says that he was crowned (already). So it may not be the division of time I'm searching for.
    – hanugm
    Commented Jan 6, 2019 at 7:00
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    It is sixth part of the day (evenings) which is fit for doing coronation ceremonies. See hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/21325/5212. That is why Krishna says we Draupadi will come to Karna. That was mistranslated by many as "coming to Karna as wife". Commented Jan 6, 2019 at 14:51

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In short the Answer is yes.. The division of day is vedy much in hindu scriptures.

As per the kala vibhajana, “chaturtha kala (fourth time)” is when people should eat food (this is present in aruna prashna of yajurveda).

When Hanuman meets sita he tells her that Rama out of grief for her is not earing lunch on time and he is delaying it and eating in panchama kala (fifth time).

All these kala related terminology is technical terminology of scriptures, where jyotisha is used. Jyotisha is a Vedanga- Limb of Vedas.

So shahta kala(sixth time) is considered to be an auspicious time. It's nature is Yasha Prada,( offers fame) which can be interpreted as "one that gives fame".

Yes.. the condutiom of coronation ritual in shasta kala is considered to be auspicious.

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