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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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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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Different methods of doing Śivaliṅga Abhiṣekam?

What are different kinds and methods of Śivaliṅga Abhiṣekam? Several priests and jyotiṣika (astrologers) recommend doing abhiṣekam with water (जल ), milk (दुग्ध ), bhasman (भस्मन्), sugarcane ...
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Effect of Nav-graha as per age of the person

Does the texts dealing with Astrology mention anything about the effect of the nine planets on a person vis-a-vis their age? For example, I have heard from several people that the Moon Planet (graha) (...
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Scriptural references for Hanumāna Jyotish

I came across this book, Hanumāna Jyotish ( हनुमान ज्योतिष ) which has been compiled by various astrologers under several different publications and all of them, supposedly attributes the original ...
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Why should one believe in astrology? [closed]

Why should one believe in astrology? Does the moving of planets really affect a person?
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Why is planetary friendship in vedic astrology inconsistent with Hindu mythology?

According to vedic astrology, Jupiter and Moon are good friends. They conjunction causes the auspicious Gaja Kesari yoga. Jupiter is also exalted in Moon's own sign of Cancer. However, according to ...
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Are there mention of Zodiac signs in Mahabharata?

Are there mention of Zodiac signs in Mahabharata? If yes please cite the verses.
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What are natural malefic planets?

There are some planets in Astrology that are believed to be natural malefic. I do not know the names and I believe that Rahu and Sani are natural malefics. Is the concept of natural malefic planets ...
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Effects of Retrograde Saturn posited in the 7th house

How does one get affected if Saturn is in the 7th House of Relationships, Marriage?. Also what happens if Saturn is Retrograde?.
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How can we calculate Amritha kalam and varjyam in panchangam?

I want to calculate Amritha kalam and varjyam for Panchang. Please help me for calculating those by providing any formulas. Thanks in advance and be safe.
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Knowledge of sexual relations using Jyotish

Can astrology predict a native's spouse's virginity through his/her birth chart? If yes, what methods are used to find out the same?
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How can a European born converted Hindu become a Brahmana? [duplicate]

Converting to Hinduism and Caste Very interesting Q&A My question is: Because I am white Hindu, how can I become one day a Brahmana? Also: in astrology Indian websites, my jyotish kundli states ...
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Good and reliable books editions about pujas and Vastu?

Where to find complete Shastras or others like Agamas scriptures in order to know Why and How certain foods or flowers or scents are more appreaciated by a Deva if compared to something other to offer ...
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A Western follower of Sanatan Dharma does have a Varna Dharma?

According to jyotish Kundali myself too I have a Dharma Varna. I want to know if is evaluable, if is true and finally if is important for a western born person in order to be accepted by any Hindu ...
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Curse of Parvathi on Astrological predictions

I heard a story of curse by Parvathi on Astrological predictions. It is said that the astrological predictions cannot be accurate at all times due to that curse of Parvathi. I did not remember the ...
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Have any Hindu astrologers correctly predicted that Joe Biden would become the next US president? [closed]

This tweet shows an astrological chart prepared by an Indian/Hindu astrologer predicting Donald Trump would be elected to office a second time. Shree Donald Trump shall retain the office of President ...
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How can we calculate the nakshatra starting time? [duplicate]

I have calculated the Nakshatra number and end time of Nakshatra. I want to find the Nakshatra starting time for calculating the duration of the nakshatra. Please help me to find nakshatra duration or ...
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Is significance of Astrology mentioned and advocated in Hinduism Scripture? [duplicate]

Is anywhere the significance of astrology indicated in any of the Vedas or other documents and also whether it advocates the use of Astrology for finding remedies for the problems one faces in his ...
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Which slokas in 4 vedas tell us about vedic astrology [duplicate]

Please give reference form vedas only.
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Is Astrology mentioned in Vedas?

Please give references. If not, then why do people believe in it, or why is it used in marriage ?
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How did the seers maintain time regularity for rituals?

The clocks are recent inventions. I wish to ask how could the seers of ancient India note the exact nuances of time for rituals? Like, for example, in Krishna Janmashatami, Shivaratri, or Navaratri, ...
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Stambhi Shani results in jataka

What results will shani deliver in it's own dasha if in jataka shani is stationary, i.e is about to become vakri but almost stopped in his direct motion? let's say lagna is mithuna.
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Rahu in vedic astrology

I read the article about Rahu in Importance of Rahu in the astrology . Also I just want to know some of the auspicious yoga formed by Rahu in birth chart.
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The original order of Week days as practiced/used today is completely wrong?

In the process of completing the contract for developing a software for a renowned astrologer, I came across a book of practical astrology by Samael Aun Weor. It seems this South American wasn’t ...
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What do Nadi in astrology signify?

In the basic details of birth chart, there is a classification of type NADI. There are three types of Nadi: Adya, Madhya, Antya. What do this Nadi and the three types signify? Which scripture says ...
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How many years does it take for Saptarṣi constellation to pass from Maghā to Pūrvāsāḍhā?

I don't have any idea on how Saptarṣi constellation passes from one nakshatra to another. Consider the following lines from When the great sages of the Saptarṣi constellation pass from Maghā to ...
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How many types of Dasa are there in total?

Although Vimosttari is popular and more applicable dasa among all, there are still may other type of dasa. Some of them are Astottari, Shodsottari, Dwadasottari, Panchottari, Satabdika, ...
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Do every one have their own maraka(killer) planets?

Maraka planets are the planets that are responsible for death or illness. Are maraka planets different for dfferent individuals? Or same for all humans?
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The great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn according to the Scriptures

Astronomers use the word conjunction to describe meetings of planets and other objects on our sky’s dome. They use the term great conjunction to describe meetings of Jupiter and Saturn, the two ...
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What are the effects of Sun and Saturn conjuction in 11th house without any affliction for leo ascendant?

What are the effects saturn sun conjuction in 11th house without any affliction for leo ascendant?
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Why is Mars has it name Mangal (auspicious)?

मङ्गल means auspicious but Mangal is considered as papa graha in astrology. Why is that, does anybody know the explanation?
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What is the percentage sign against a particular nakshatra in panchang details of birth chart?

In my Jhora birthchart it is given in the panchang section that the nakshatra is Kritika (73.21 degrees left). As per the books, one nakshatra spants about 12 degrees. Then how how this percentage ...
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Proper resources in scripture of side effects of Nav Grah mantra

Some people say that if Nav Grah beej mantras are not chanted properly then they have side effects as well. Questions: Which texts in ancient scripture (shastras) describe the beej mantras of Grahas ...
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What to do in ketu mahadasha?

I really need help in overcoming my situations from which I am suffering. I am in very much debt. One day I must be killed by someone or commit suicide right now I am jobless. I am the only person for ...
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Can someone mention the puranic source of Navgraha mantra?

For example, the mantra for Surya is the following one - Japakusum Samkasam Kashyapeyam Mahadhyutim Tamoarim Sarvapapaghnam Pranatosmi Divakaram Like this one there are mantras for nine planets. ...
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Idea of multiple stars in Vedas

Sun is a star nearer to us. I heard that Vedas do mention that there are multiple stars in the universe. But don't know the name of Veda and other details. Which Veda mentions that there are multiple ...
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What are the Mathematical Algorithms/Formulas behind hindu Sunrise and Sunset Calculations? [closed]

There are differences between Astronomical Sunrise/Sunset calculation and Hindu Sunrise/Sunset calculations. The astronomical algorithms to calculate the sunrise/sunset can be found over the internet. ...
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What is the role of Ketu in different houses of Janam Kundli?

I read that Ketu is considered to be the bringer of past life karma into present life. So if Ketu is in say the 7th house, it means the person did some bad karma in their previous marital life and ...
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Do hearing or reciting any story in scriptures has the capability of pleasing or removing Rahu's adversary affects?

Rahu is generally considered as a malefic planet in astrology. Many stories across scriptures has the potency to remove the negative effects by navagrahas. Do any particular story mentions as ...
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Gulika, Yamaganda and Ardhaprahara kala

What are the exact definitions and calculations related to Gulika, Yamganda and Ardhaprahara Kalas? Which are auspicious and which inauspicious? I think Rahu Kala is already answered on this site, but ...
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Avatar cycle that matches the zodiac

Has there ever been an avatar cycle that matches the zodiac? This doesn’t quite make sense except with animals crab, Scorpio, Aquarius, etc. it makes sense mostly. Another way to phrase my question ...

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