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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 are the positions of planets at the beginning of every Yuga (age)?

How to find all planetary positions on starting of every Yuga?
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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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What are the astrological implications of fasting on saturdays?

I am thinking of fasting on saturdays, but I want to be careful about doing it. If you know the astrological effects of fasting, let me know.
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Is there any planetary arrangement described for end of the world in Hindu scriptures?

Is there any planetary arrangement described for the end of the world in Hindu scriptures? If yes then please describe.
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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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Shani's good and bad effects when he is placed in various houses

As I heard, Shani does bad only when he is placed in particular house. What are the good and bad effects of Shani in the various houses of our horoscopes?
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Jyotisha-Shastra and prediction about death?

Does Jyotisha-Shastra have elaborate methods to predict death? If so, what is the method? I read in "Jaimini sutra" pertaining to astrology that there is a predictive method for death, but the method ...
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Does Krishna advocate the use of astrology?

I read the Gita many years ago, and most recently this HSE page. However, I was unable to find an answer. In any text, does Krishna advocate the use of astrology in a worshipers life?
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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 the planets of our solar system ( like Brihaspati, Shukra, Chandra etc) Devas or the abodes of the respective Devas?

We all know that Brihaspati is Teacher of Devas. Shukracharya is also teacher of Daityas. Mangal Deva etc. Are also Deva. So are the planets and sun moon just their abodes or is Surya Deva really a ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Regarding the great parashara exception

The great Parashara exception is that: "A planet debilitated in 3rd or 6th house confers good results."(sometimes Neecha Bhanga Rajayoga is also a criteria for this exception) Marc Boney had written ...
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Reasons of enmity between planets?

Surya-Shani: Shani was not obedient to His father Surya, moreover Shani was son of Chaayaa, so Surya Deva did not like Him. Rahu,Ketu-Surya,Chandra: Surya and Shashi told Narayan that the demon is ...
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Why is the Jyeshtha Nakshatra named so?

Jyeshtha in Sanskrit means 'the eldest'. Why is Jyeshtha called as the eldest Nakshatra in Jyotisha?
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Which Tamil Scripture mentions about the doctrines of "Pancha Pakshi"?

My knowledge of "Pancha Pakshi" is limited to what is being found on this page.It is said that this knowledge was given to this world by the Tamil Siddhas. My question-Which ancient Tamil text ...
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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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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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How does visiting a prostitute damages Venus in a chart thus impacting heath and wealth both?

An astrologer told me that the person who visits prostitutes loses the blessings of Venus. This will surely impact natives health and wealth. So a married man should not visit such woman. Now if we ...
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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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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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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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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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Who controls or rules my life / our lives as in all human beings ? Is it GOD or Astrological Janam Kundali or my efforts / karma?

While posting this, I got this connected post. So I understood things related to kriyamana karma & prarabdha karma when it comes to karma, but the main question I still have in my mind is, 1) "...
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Should we remove gemstone while sleeping? Any other situation where we should remove it?

When should we remove gemstones? Should we remove them at night while sleeping? Should we remove them while having sex and bath? I know that during funerals we should remove them, but apart from that ...
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How is the exaltation degree and the exaltation rashi determined for a graha?

It's a common knowledge that BPHS (Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra) assigns a specific Rashi and degree for the exaltation and debilitation of every graha. For instance, moon gets exalted at 3 degrees ...
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Is there any mentions in scriptures about the usage of gemstones in astrology and their relationships with the navgrahas?

In vedic astrology the usage of precious gemstones is common practice to resolve issues in a person's life related to the navgrahas. However,which scriptures mention the relationships of those ...
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Is there evidence of Samudrika Shastra being used for selection of kings/spouses et al?

From what I understand Samudrika Shastra is like phrenology which is largely discredited in the West. I read that Kanchi Saankara Matha uses "Samudkrika lakshnas" (among other things) to select the ...
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What sin is committed in pastlife or this life so that one has to undergo KemeDrum Yog? Any remedy?

What sin is committed in pastlife or this life so that one has to undergo KemeDrum Yog? It is said that past life deeds cause such yog. So I want to understand why this yog is given in kundali? Any ...
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Agastya's Palm Leaf Astrology

Many Palm leaf Astrology centers exist in south India. It is said that Agastya has written astrological predictions in palm leaf. If that is so only one set of palm leaf should exist. But so many are ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...