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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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In Mahabaratha, Sahadevan is a great astrologist but How he missed out Karnan

In Mahabharata, Sahadevan (One of the brother through pandava's) a great astrologist however how he missed out to know that he is having one elder brother (Karna). Since Sahadevan requested Lord ...
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How is bodily complexion determined from the horoscope of the native?

I was reading in an Astrology related magazine, that it is determined from the exalted planets. So, we need to check which planet is exalted in the chart and the complexion is determined from the ...
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Importance of Bhrigu Bindu in one's horoscope

What is the importance of Bhrigu Bindu in one's horoscope? How do we find the same in the horoscope?
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What is the difference between Sun and Sun God?

What is the difference between a graha and a deva in both astrological sense as well as in spiritual sense? For example when we say Sun (Surya), we mean the star (planet astrologically) but is it same ...
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What is the significance of Astrology in Hinduism

What is the significance of astrology in Hinduism? I see many famous sages don't really talk much about it, but why Hindus give alot of importance to it?
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What does a lizard crawling up from left foot and climb down from the same foot(man) on thursday night around 10 pm signify? [duplicate]

So, we usually have predictions for lizards falling on different parts of human body and few of them are even contradictory, like what if lizards fall on your body part on an auspicious day but the ...
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What is the importance of fate line in our hands?

I have heard that our life works on the fate line, What do our scriptures say about fate line?
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How is birth time rectification done in astrology?

In astrology, there is the concept of "birth time rectification (BTR)". As that website says (the site seems to be copy-protected), in natal astrology, knowing the time of birth (TOB) is vital for ...
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How to calculate time of birth for annual prediction [duplicate]

How can i calculate time of birth for annual prediction report at Local Mean Time?
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Who is the guru/master for an astrology/prasangam in hinduism/puranas on earth

Can someone give me a source of Guru in an Astrology 'Vaanasasthiram' in the starting of Hinduism/puranas on earth planet. And how did he become a master/guru of an astrology. Updated: How we can ...
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Astrology for only normal humans not for disabled persons and animals in the earth

I read some astrology article's and they said astrology results and outputs are not for disabled persons and animals. Is it true? And if its true any reference is there in the astrology.
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Sayan Panchangam based solely on movement of Sun

If we want to construct Panchangam only on the basis of movement of Sun because Moon is Chhaya Grah,how will the panchangam differ from Lunar one
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Are BG 8.23 - 8.26 interpolations?

From here: O best of the Bhāratas, I shall now explain to you the different times at which, passing away from this world, the yogī does or does not come back. 8.23 Those who know the ...
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Astrological signs and śūdra-like nature [duplicate]

According to this answer on Quora.com: In the astrological context, which determines a person’s character, everyone born under the rising signs (lagna) of Gemini, Libra and Aquarius is ...
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Relation of Rahu in 12th house and Liberation/Moksha

Below is half learned knowledge from internet. If you start Googling "Rahu 12th house ..." then one auto-complete will suggest "Moksha"! Rahu is considered the master of material desires. When ...
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does stars come to exact same positions in next same age axial precession

does stars come to exact same positions in next same age (after all other stars/ astrological sign ruling days are over, the current one comes again after full cycle) after complete of axial ...
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Are devas stars?

Deva means heavenly, divine, bright, shining one Each Deva is not a permanent specific individual entity but the certain ruling position, titles each held by a reborn soul in higher dimensions that ...
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Marrying people born on new moon day (amāvāsyā)? [duplicate]

I was told marrying people that are born on amāvāsyā (new moon day) will bring harm to your life; you can even die because of their grahan (sin attached to them?) – is this claim true?
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What is “kaal sarpa dosha/yoga”? What are the solutions?

This is a very famous dosha/yoga in certain Kundali-s. There is a Hindi wikipedia article about it. It is said to be formed when all the planets come between Rahu & Ketu during the birth time. ...
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Can people wear iron ring even when they already have good effect of Lord Shani in their lives?

I wanted to know if the ring will nullify even the good effects of lord Shani from their lives.
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Scriptural basis for importance of astrological predictions

Hinduism had traditional lifestyle practice involving faith and belief in entwined sciences of astrology and astronomy. Timing of marriage, muhurtham of Griha pravesam, starting of a new important ...
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How to celebrate birthdays as per Panchanga if births had taken place in Adhika Masa?

How do I celebrate birthday as per Panchanga, if we are born in Adhika Masa? For example, my son is born in Adhika Vaishaka, but this year there is no Adhika for Vaishaka.
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Ketu in 12th House

I've heard that Ketu in the 12th House signifies Moksha, and the possibility that this life might be the last one. Is it really so? What other factors are to be taken into account? I also have Saturn ...
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What was the nakshatra and gotra of Ravana?

I was looking for details about Ravana's nakshatra but could not find reliable information.Is there any Texts that mention Ravana's nakshatra and other astrological details? For the gotra,I found out ...
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Are there ways to count tithis that differs from traditional astrology?

Are there some text (specially tantras, agamas, nigamas, others) which explain how to count tithi in a different way to Vedic Jyotish? Traditionally, fortnight start day after purnima (full moon) or ...
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What should we believe in- Karma or Fortune? [closed]

Hindu Dharma(religion) belief on Karma(work) and Karmaphala(result of work). By which we can say that if we do good work then the result will also be good. And if we do bad work then the result will ...
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Navagraha & incense

Which incense should be offered to the navagraha individually for graha shanti? I think Surya likes the smell of lotus flowers, but I have no idea what smells the other grahas like. Does someone know?
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Can yantras be used a remedies for Doshas in horoscopes and nakshatras?

Is it possible to use yantras to resolve Doshas in horoscopes and nakshatras and if so: 1.Is it common practice to use yantras as a remedy? 2.For e.g in the case of a graha dosha,mantras are usually ...
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What are all astrological information about sun?

What are all astrological information about sun? I want to know all residing deities like i have heard that indra,agni and shiva are. The opposite planets,opposite zodiacs its greatness and all other ...
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Why do nakshatras have both a presiding deity and a ruling planet(graha)?

What is the difference between a presiding deity and a governing planet(graha)?As far as I know,each of the navgrahas has their own governing Lord. For example take the case of Krittika nakshatra. ...
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In Jyotish, is there a chain of predecessors in planetary realm?

I'm curious to know the following: In panchabhutas, we all know, Akasha or ether gave birth to air. Air to water and so forth. Likewise, is there any such planetary ascension/relationship between ...
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makara sankrAnti and sun's rAshi

When is sankrAnti celebrated? If the sun lies in dhanuSh-rAshi at sunrise and only crosses over to makara afternoon (as is the case in 2018 relative to India time), is sankrAnti celebrated on that day ...
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Can an astrologer himself cast the Prasna Kundali for one of his own questions?

Horary astrology is different from natal astrology . In the later, we need to have the birth details of the native, or the natal chart, which is not needed in Horary. In Horary, a person A goes to ...
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KalaSarpa Dosha - A Myth or Reality in Astrology?

What exactly is the Kala Sarpa Dosha or Yoga? Does it actually exist in Vedic astrology? According to Astrology, what is the mystery behind this?
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What are the qualities a good astrologer should possess? Who is true Astrologer according to Jyotisha texts?

Jyotisha is one of the six ancient Vedangas, or ancillary science connected with the Vedas The term Jyotisha also refers to Hindu astrology. This field of study was concerned with fixing the days and ...
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Is the Star of Bethlehem mentioned in Hindu scripture? [closed]

I was watching a BBC program The Real Star of Bethlehem: A Christmas Special recently that tried to solve the mystery surrounding the Star of Bethlehem. The show concluded the "star" was most likely a ...
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Why called Navagraha?

Navagraha (nine graha) include the Sun, the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu. But interestingly, the Sun is not a planet and it is a star, Moon (astronomical body),Rahu (...
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Is there any scriptural basis for this astrologer's claims that the character of a woman depends on the timing of her first menstruation?

I was watching a YouTube video recently where the speaker said that one astrologer in his pañcāṅga (almanac) claimed that a woman's character and what the woman goes on to become in her later life ...
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What are graha and Nakshatras?

What are graha and Nakshatras? Is there any story how they are created? What are their effects to human? How many graha and Nakshatras are there? Is there a specific God for each of them? What are ...
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What are the astrological combinations in a horoscope that predict the subject will be atheistically inclined?

Here, by " Atheist" i mean a person who does not have faith in God or one who does not even believe in his existence. One who does not care for religious instructions, religious scriptures etc. My ...
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Why did India lose to foreign invaders? [closed]

There have been many self proclaimed god men and mystics in India. Most claimed to have supernatural powers. I myself am an astrologer who studied Jyotisha. Why couldn’t astrologers predict the fall ...
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Who coined the word Ayanamsa?

Typically today for all Jyotish calculation a correction is added to Sayana positions of planets to arrive at the Nirayana position of planets to account for precession etc. This correction is called ...
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References of Sage Lagadh in scriptures and/or oral tradition

Sage Lagadh is the author of Vedang Jyotish, which dates back to atleast 1400 BCE. I wanted to know where all, has he been mentioned in other scriptures of Sanatan Dharm and oral history.
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How do I calculate Nakshatram manually?

I want to calculate nakshatram manually. Could you please explain me in detail?
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Why are we getting punished in hell?

According to astrologers, each and every second of incidents of a person takes place according to his planetary positions. If that is the case, we do bad and good actions, that is also caused by the ...
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On what basis the sixteen Tithis are divided into five groups and why the groups are so called?

It is well known, that a Hindu day has five limbs (the panchAngas) among which the Tithi is one. The panchAngas form the basis for calculations in Jyotisha. From Wikipedia : In Vedic timekeeping, ...
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Why do Hindus only count Umbra as the eclipse?

Hindu calendar only includes Umbra as an eclipse. Penumbra (here B) can affect a wider area of place and last longer as well. Partial eclipse also occurs in the Penumbra. So why is only Umbra counted ...
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Is palmistry a part of astrology?

How can one judge our Graha-dosha by reading only hasth-rekha? I think from kundli it can be done but how from hastha-rekha? Probably our groha changes in every ten years but does also hasth-rekha ...
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What are the Panch Maha Paap?

I have come across the term Panch Maha Paap (5 great sins) in colloquial usage and in astrology. What are the Panch Maha Paapas, their astrological indicators and what are the parihara(remedies) for ...
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Is the Varna told by Krishna is same as astrological Varna? [duplicate]

Following statement of Krishna related to Varna According to the three modes of material nature and the work ascribed to them, the four Varnas of human society were created by Me. And, although I ...