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The branch of knowledge that deals with study of planetary positions to calculate time and determine its auspiciousness, forecast events, predict future and so on.

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Is the concept of Chalit Chart mentioned in our scriptures related to astrology?

We know that there is a concept of Chalit Chart in Astrology where a planet changes it's house but the aspects of the planet is to be seen with the Lagna Chart. There are 3 types of Chalit Charts: ...
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What causes delayed results as per indian astrology?

My life has become very slow, even to get 10 rupees result I have been waiting months and months without any positive or negative outcome. It is causing me to struggle between good and bad. Are there ...
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Do ancient astrology books say to wear gemstones to increase the effects of planets?

Do ancient scriptures like Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra or Brighu Samhita or Brihajjatakam etc. say anything on wearing gemstones to increase the effect of a Planet? Like we have: Ruby for Sun Pearl ...
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Identifying correct day based on tithi

Hindu calendar is bit complex than English calendar. For Hindu calendar,time and day do not work like modern English calendar. For example; coming Purnima tithi will start from 11th August, 10:59 a.m. ...
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How to correctly understand Mahakala-Shani-Mrityunjaya Stotram?

Is it correct to understand that in this hymn the Avatar of Shiva, known as Mahakala, is astrologically identified with the planet Saturn? Or is there some other meaning here, for example, that this ...
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What type of Jyotish do Shaktas use?

Vaishnavas are known to follow Bhrigu and Lomasha Jyotish. Shaivas follow Shiva Jyotish. Smartas, and sometimes Vaishnavas with Shaivas, follow Parashara Jyotish. And what type of Jyotish is followed ...
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What is the correct way to recognize varna by astrology?

Most northern Indian astrologers define varna by the sign of the zodiac occupied by the Moon. Most South Indian astrologers define varna by the nakshatra occupied by the Moon. And what is the ...
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What correspondences of Grahas to different Mahavidyas are correct?

Correspondences common on the Internet come from some unknown source. And Sanjay Rath for some reason repeats it in his books and magazine. However, Kokilarnava Tantra 25:54-282 contains significantly ...
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Does reciting Navagraha Stotram change the effect of planets?

There is a NavaGraha stotram composed by Rishi Vedavyasa. These are the benefits of reciting this stotram. इति व्यासमुखोद्गीतं यः पठेत्सुसमाहितः । दिवा वा यदि वा रात्रौ विघ्नशान्तिर्भविष्यति ॥ १०॥ ...
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What does the Ravana Samhita say about Rahu?

I can't read Hindi and Sanskrit. Which of the signs of the zodiac is called Rahu's own sign or Rahu's exaltation sign in this edition of the Ravana Samhita? https://archive.org/details/rXra_ravan-...
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Is Bṛhaspati graha (Jupiter) related to Lord Vishnu?

Bhagawān Vishnu's day falls on Thursday. The Sanskrit name for Thursday is Bṛhaspativāra: it is literally named after Jupiter. Is the planet Bṛhaspati (Jupiter) related to Lord Vishnu?
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What is the translation of the Brihat Parashar Hora Shastram (1932 edition)?

Help translate into English chapter 47, verse 26 — Brihat Parashar Hora Shastram Uttara Khand Khemraj 1932 Shri Krishna Museum Kurukshetra देहायासो मनस्तापो राजद्वारे विरोधकृत ॥ विदेशगमनं चैव तीथया...
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Why we cannot touch Lord Shani idol?

I am not finding any answers for why someone should not touch Lord Shani idol, so I am asking here. Last time I visited a Hanuman temple where as usual I touched feet of Hanuman and put on my eyes, ...
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What is meant by auspicious in astrology?

What does it exactly meant by auspicious in astrology? I am thinking that if someone feel liKe something happened good to themselves then its auspicious. In that case consider the below scenario. I ...
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Can the planets (graha) in the birth-chart in "Mrit Avastha" be activated through wearing gemstones?

My ascendent is Scorpio (Vrischik). I have Mars in the 4th House in Aquarius, the Sun, the Moon, and Venus. As per the Vedic chart, my mars is in 'mrit avastha'. When I consulted, I was advised to ...
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On what basis were Nakshatras selected for naming of the Hindu Lunar months? [duplicate]

Edit: Not a duplicate, the other question asking how the naming is done, my question is asking how the nakshatras were selected for naming months, the filtering rationale of left out nakshatras and ...
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What is the frequency and impact of Amavasya on Chaturdasi day?

Consider the following excerpt from the Mahabharatha, which discuss possible implications of the astrological phenomenon "Beholding these signs that indicated the perverse course of Time, and ...
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What happens when there is Vish Yoga (moon saturn conjunction) in the Mithuna/Gemini ascendant chart in the ashtam bhav ? For example in chart below

What happens when there is Vish Yoga (moon saturn conjunction) in the Mithuna/Gemini ascendant/Lagna chart in the ashtam bhav (8th house)? For example in chart below. We can also see the angles (...
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What is a Māraka daśās (मारक दशा)? Is Saturn considered to be the perfect amongst the Māraka planets?

So many times in the TV Astrology programs, I have heard the term 'Māraka daśās' being used. Sometimes back, one priest also calculated and diagnosed me with one of the Māraka daśās of Guru (...
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What's the difference between Mangalika (मांगलिक) and Ashta-Mangalika (अष्ट-मांगलिक) afflictions in the Jyotiṣa?

Before a marriage between two families is agreed upon, it's essential in Hinduism to match the horoscopes of the to-be bride and groom. One of the most popular afflictions which, I have personally ...
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Are people born under an eclipse considered inauspicious or ill-fated?

I have heard, that children born under eclipse (Surya-Grahan, & Chandra-Grahan) are considered ill-fated as per the Jyotish-shastras? Is it true as per scriptures, specifically the astrological ...
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Which is the oldest scripture of astrology?

Is the oldest scripture of astrology Brihatparashara Hora Shastra or is it Bhrigu Samhita? If neither of these, then which was the oldest?
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What are the canonical texts in Hindu Astrology (Jyotisha)? [duplicate]

Can someone make a list of the classical Hindu Astrological texts?
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What is the best way to overcome or get rid of pitru dosh

What is pitru dosha according to scriptures and How to get rid of the pitru dosha?
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Does our Kuṇḍalī reflect our past lives and the karmas?

Well, most of us are well aware of this very basic doctrine of Karma. As you sow, so shall you reap. As I discuss in this answer, Chandrashekhara Bharati Swaminah, who was known to be a Jīvanmukta, ...
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Is the combination of sun and saturn and mars and ketu all together in the fourth House of the kundali considered bad as per Vedas astrology

someone told me looking at my horoscope that I have some very bad bad astrology combinations and this forms an evil angarak yog for me. what is angarak yog? the person provided me this chart Can ...
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Which texts state Ravana to be a great Astrologer?

Many people say that Ravana was having immense knowledge of astrology. Which texts support this statement?
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Does naming a person according to vedic astrology have any benefits

I have seen so many astrology sites suggesting names for specific kundali. Does naming someone according to vedic astrology hold any specific benefits according to the so called swara siddhantha.
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Does Hindu astrology allow for such predictions?

How do Hindu astrologers come up with such predictions? Is there any DOB equivalent for countries? https://theprint.in/india/twitter-reacts-to-indian-astrologer-who-said-there-will-be-no-war-between-...
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What's the essential difference between Gaṇita Jyotiṣa (गणित ज्योतिष) & Phalita Jyotiṣa (फलित ज्योतिष)?

One can generally hear about these two terms from various astrologers on TV, magazines, or in person, in the Indian Astrology jargon. Gaṇita Jyotiṣa (गणित ज्योतिष) Phalita Jyotiṣa (फलित ज्योतिष) ...
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Kalabhairava and Shani (?)

Which traditional text states that Kalabhairava corresponds to Shani (Saturn)? For example, the Shaktisangama Tantra states that Kalabhairava is the shaktiman of Dhumavati. It is known that Dhumavati ...
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How KP Panchang is calculated

I visit a KP calculator website stated below to get all the informations about KP sublords from moon planet. The website generates all sub-lords based on timing. What is the formula to calculate the ...
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Should we celebrate Uttarayana on December 21?

As we know Uttarayana is being celebrated as Makar Sankranti or Makara Sankramana when Sun enters Capricorn or Makara Rashi which approx falls on Jan 14, as 2021. This is considered as Uttarayana. But ...
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What happens if you die in Dakshinayana?

Bhishma chose to leave the world during Uttarayana. But he could have also died in Dakshina ayana. What happens if you die in Dakshina ayana?
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Bhairavas and Navagraha

Are these correspondences between Bhairavas and different Grahas correct? Vatuka Bhairava - Mars Mahakala Bhairava - Saturn Kala Bhairava - Lagna (also like Mahavidya Bhairavi) Asitanga Bhairava - ...
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What is pradosh kaal/ pradosh kaalam?

What time is referred to as pradosh kalam? I’m not asking about pradosh vrat. Pradosh kalam is a particular time period in every day. I want to know which time period exactly. Thank you
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What happens if someone dies in shukla paksha dwadashi?

What happens if someone dies in shukla paksha dwadashi?
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Is there a Puranic basis for Graha relationships in Jyotisha? Else what is their basis as is traditionally taught?

Below is a tabulated form of the friends, the neutrals and the enemies of each graha as per Jyotisha. (Source): Graha Friend Neutral Enemy Surya Chandra, Mangala, Guru Budha Shukra, Shani Chandra ...
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What is Shadashiti Sankranti?

In this answer there is verse, which has word "Shadashiti Mukheshu" which has beem interpreted as Sankramana of Mithuna, Kanya, Dhanu and Meena. Is there authoritative reference which says ...
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Usual Good Muhurtas to start new financial investment or business

Namaskar, I have on and off heard multiple times about right times or auspicious times around the year to start a new task or work. Would it be possible for you to list down at least few of such ...
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Can astrology (Jyotisha) predict one's destiny?

Can astrology predict or declare one's destiny like the future career or future spouse of a person? What is the role of free will of a person with respect to astrology?
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What are the predictions of Nastradamus on Hinduism?

Nastradamus is arguably the most famous astrologer. He was French by nationality, and he lived around 1500 AD. He is renowned for his prophecies on world events. I know that he made a few predictions ...
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Significance of Atmakaraka and Bhrigu Bindu in astrology?

What is the importance and significance of atmakaraka and bhrigu bindu in one's horoscope and in general?
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Is doing a good deed conscious of the resulting karmic reaction, bad?

If one wants to do some good deeds like feeding stray dogs,and he/she is consciously well aware that they are accumulating good karma based on the karmic law, Does the deed count as good karma?
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Can we do sthapna of vigrah at home during Chaturmas?

Can we do sthapna of vigraha(Radha Krishna Pratima) at home during Chaturmas? Some said you cannot do any kind of sthapana/pran-pratishtha during these 4 months. Some said only muhurta karyas like ...
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Is there any counter example saying astrological varna and geetha varna are different?

Answers to this question says that astrological varna based on Zodiac sign of a person is same as the varna of a person assigned by Krishna. You can read the referred question for details. But still ...
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Are muhurtas still relevant during Navaratris especially Ashadha gupt Navratri?

I vaguely remember reading somewhere that during Navratri the entire period is auspicious; shubh muhurta, Rahukalam, nakshatra, Chandrabalam, Tarabalam etc. do not matter for these nine days. ...
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Is there any pramana of 'evil eyes' existence in shastras? [duplicate]

People usually believe in casting a bad eye or evil eyes but is this believe authentic in the light of shastras ?
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What are problems created by Rahu Kethu and Shani grahas?

Problems are problems right, but why we have 3 different grahas to create problems? Are there any differences in the problems created by Rahu, Kethu, Shani grahas and what are they?
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Is the birth details or Janam Kundali or horoscope of Sri Krishna mentioned in any Scripture?

Is Sri Krishna's authentic Janam Kundali or birth details (date of birth, place of birth and time of birth) available? Is it mentioned in any Puranas or any scripture?

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