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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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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 texts mention the concepts of Sade-Sati (साढ़े साती) and Shani ḍhaiyyā (शनि ढैय्या)?

There are two very popular afflictions associated with the planet (graha) - Saturn (Shani), viz. the famous Sade-Sati (साढ़े साती), and the other is the Shani ḍhaiyyā (शनि ढैय्या)? The general ...
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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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Are there any prescribed methods mentioned in our manuscripts to avoid malefic effects of planets

Malefic planets exist is almost everyone's horoscope. Just want to know if there are any specific practices given for making the effects of these planets negligible
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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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Scriptural remedies for Sade-Sati ( साढ़े साती )?

The Sade-Sati: sāḍhṛha - sātī ( साढ़े साती ) The sāḍhṛha - sātī - Sade-Sati is the 7+1⁄2 years long period of Shani. This astrological phase is much feared by those in India who believe Indian ...
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Where can I read the mythological story of Nakshatras?

I have been practising Jyotisha (Astrology) for the past few months and have recently acquired curiosity about the mythological stories behind the lunar mansions, or the nakshatras: Uttarabhadrapada, ...
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What is the concept of Kendra & Trikona in a Kundali (horoscope birth chart)?

Several times when we visit a Jyotiṣhī āchārya, they frequently mention the words "Kendra" & "Trikoṇa", while discussing our janma-patrikā Kuṇḍalī. For instance, the ...
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Conjunction of Moon and Rahu in all birth charts

I heard from several sources that moon and Rahu are enemies. Is it true in astrology in general? If yes, what can be the consequences if a person has conjunction of Moon and Rahu in the three birth ...
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Does the concept of Longitude and Latitude finds explicit mention in the canonical texts?

Latitude and Longitude are the units that represent the coordinates at geographic coordinate system. Our ancient knowledge of Jyotiṣha śhāstras based on the pañcāṅga and knowledge of relevant ...
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Can you change your long-term Bhaagya / Destiny / Future?

I think many of us have heard of this statement भाग्यं फलति सर्वत्र, न च विद्या, न च पौरुषं or Bhagyam phalati sarvatra, na cha vidyaa, na cha paurusham Which basically means that knowledge and ...
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How to determine planet aspect when planet in different house in Bhava chakra

When a planet is in a different house in the Bhava chakra than the main (I don't know the proper term for this) chart how should we determine the planet's aspect? Let's say we want to check the 7th ...
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Do all Hindu sects believe that planets and eclipses affect day-to-day lives of humans and other lifeforms on Earth?

A user of this site recently made this sweeping remark: Statement 1: Ancient Indians imagined some design patterns in sky which purportedly affect people on Earth. Statement 1 can't be supported ...
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Signs of exaltations for all planets

There are nine planets in Hindu astrology. They are Surya, Chandra, Mangal, Budha, Guru, Shukra, Shani, Rahu, Ketu. What do sign of exaltation for a particular planet signify? And what are signs of ...
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People born on Amavasya

There are many beliefs regarding the people who born on Amavasya. Do scriptures comment about people who born on Amavasya? If yes, what are those comments?
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Which is exact dating of modern Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra

According to this question Rishi Parashara (who wrote the Jyotisha text Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra) who was the father of Rishi Vyasa (who wrote the Mahabharata). but as per the Brihat Parashara ...
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Relation between manas and moon

I heard several times that according to Jyotish, moon is related to manas. Which scripture talks about it? Did any scripture tell about the relation in detail?
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What are the Beej, Vedic and Tantric mantras of all the navagrahas?

I have heard astrologers at times, specifically advising to use the Beej Mantras of a particular graha as remedy for the respective planetary afflictions. At other times, they specifically advice to ...
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What is the story of Lord Shani's wife Neelam?

As discussed in this QnA, the Tamil version attributes Mandha Devi & Jyesta Devi as Shani dev's wife. However, the more commonly accepted or albeit, say, as per the popular stories, it is the ...
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Story of Lord Shani's sibling Bhadrā (भद्रा )?

Yama, Yami (personification of the river Yamuna) and the Aśvinī Kumāra, are popularly referred as the siblings of Lord Śani (शनिदेव ) . What might be lesser known, are Bhadrā (भद्रा ) and, Tapatī (...
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What are Abūjh Muhūrtas?

Several times, in the newspapers, TV, magazines, etc., the term - Abūjh Muhūrta ( अबूझ मुहूर्त ) is commonly encountered, especially in reference to performing some new auspicious works, like ...
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