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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 Shani graha same as Shani deva?

Shani graha is one of the graha in Vedic astrology. Shani deva is one of the god/devtha in Hinduism. Are they both same?
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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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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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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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Are all incarnations of Vishnu born at moonrise?

In Vedic astrology, the sidereal zodaic, the band of stars surrounding the Sun's apparent path in the sky, is divided into 12 equal Rashis or zodiac signs. A person's Janma Rashi is the zodiac sign ...
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Is our destiny predetermined? If yes, then why do our actions affect our karma?

Is our destiny predetermined? I've read some stories which do show that a person's destiny is predetermined, like: pathi pragrahiṇaṁ kaṁsam ābhāṣyāhāśarīra-vāk asyās tvām aṣṭamo garbho hantā yāṁ ...
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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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Sahadev's method of prediction

It is said that Sahadev used a specific chart for his prediction. May I have a glimpse of same please if available. Also, please share any instruction on how it works
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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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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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How to know if a person has elinati shani (sade sati), ashtami shani or ardha ashtami shani?

How does one know if a person has shani? Is it through astrology? Are there any ways to know this? Please explain.
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What is the story behind sons of Shani?

I got to know from a relative that Shani has 2 sons - Maandhi & Kuligan. Just like Shani, they are supposed to create malefic effects according to Jyotisha. What is the story behind them? Very ...
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What are the eight segments between sunrise and sunset called in Vedic Astrology?

I know that the time between sunrise and sunset is divided into 8 segments. One of the segment is called RahuKalam. The other two are Gulika kalam and Yamanagandam. What are the other 5 segments ...
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Shani Dev and Crow

Shani(शनि) deva, also known as शनैश्चर is one of the Navagraha (the nine primary celestial beings in Hindu astrology) of Jyotiṣa. If we visit the temples, there is good chance that Shani(शनि) deva is ...
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Division of Navagrahas based on gender

In Vedic astrology, is there division of 9 planets (Grahas) by Gender? If so, is it related to qualities (Gunas) of the Graha or the deity associated with it?
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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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Biographies of 27 Nakshatras

Nakshatra is the term for lunar mansion in Hindu astrology and Indian Astronomy which are 27 in number. I want to know about the complete biographies of 27 Stars.
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clearing past life karmas with people [duplicate]

What are the ways to clear past life karmas with parents & other people? How to forgive people & accept them regardless of your suffering? I'm wanting to know the tangible ways of working ...
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How to re-energize gemstones? [closed]

I want to know the procedure of re-energizing the gemstones. We wear them for long time so should we re-energize them from time to time? If so then how should we do that?
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Order of learning mantras [closed]

I'm a 42 yr male looking to learn some chants. Assuming i know nothing, what can be the correct order of learning chants? Nothing is too small - right from one shloka to big chants, how to approach ...
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Astrology: Navamsa and Narayan Dasha - Does Rashi aspect on seventh house indicates marriage possibility in that Rasi period?

My question is that is this always happen that Rasi dasha (Narayan Dasha) should aspect seventh house in Navamsa to indicate marriage possibility in that Rashi period. For example if someone is ...
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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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Does Sun gets Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga?

Does lagna lord Sun (Leo asc) gets Neecha Bhanga or Neecha Bhanga Raja yoga?. The horoscope has Sun and Venus in Libra(3rd House). Saturn in Capricon(7th house). Moon in Leo(1st House).
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How is each month divided into 27 nakshatra?

So I was delving into nakshatra and pada and Rashis and I am confused how is a month divided into 27 nakshatras. This is what I know so far. So nakshatras are the lunar mansions (imagine home were ...
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Vedic astrology And Lal kitab

How different (or similar) is the Vedic astrology from Lal kitab Which one is preferred over the other and what are the key differences I have referred the History of Lal Kitab and its Difference ...
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Location of Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga [duplicate]

Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga's Story states that ravana on the way back to Lanka had to keep it down, the location of either temple doesn't fall Enroute to Lanka from mount Kailash
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What is the physical description of Shukracharya?

How does shukracharya looks like? As per puranas, is he was depicted as an old brahmin or as a young or handsome looking deity picturized in navgrah mandal? Because as per astrology, he (Shukra) was ...
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What time period during daytime is known as Vinda?

In Ramayana, Jatayu at the time of his death stated the following "In which spell of time Ravana has gone taking away Seetha, that spell is named as Vinda... if any riches are lost during that ...
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How does Panchang predict agricultural conditions?

There are research papers which mention that panchangs are more accurate than IMD in terms of climate prediction. Moreover, I read that there are multiple predictions possible, over and above rainfall ...
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How do almanacs predict future natural calamities?

Almanacs are a mathematical tool for calculating thithis, stars, yogams and karnams. Apart from these a one year prediction is also given for example - this year there will be more rain eg. In the ...
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Should we bother about Manglik in marriage?

I find this is quite a confusing situation in India during marriage proposals. When a girl is manglik people don't proceed to marriage. I just wanted understand the effects of this manglik thing. In ...
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What are the different types of Raja yogas in astrology?

In astrology, there are multiple Raja yogas based on placement of planets. What are those? How are those formed in the birth chart? Are there any negative Raja yogas? The Wikipedia article is too ...
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What is the significance of Kundali in Hindu Family

When a baby is born in Hindu family the very first thing they do is prepare a Kundali of that child. In that kundali they draw a chart like From this kundali the future of that guy is predicted. It ...
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How somebody can get rid of Vyanthara?

I want to know what is Vyanthara and how to get rid from them.
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Is there any relation between Revati nakshatra and goddesses Revati

Revati is one of the nakshatra in Hinduism, especially astrology. Revati is a goddess in Hinsuism and is a wife to lord Balarama. Is there any relation between the Revati goddess nd the star Revati?...
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Jaimini vs Parashara in astrology

While one can easily read up on the differences between these two schools of astrology on the web, I am more interested in understanding their popularity through the ages. Which of the two is older? ...
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What is Lagna and Rashi and their Difference?

How is Lagna different from Rashi? As of my understanding - “If Lagna is determined by Sun's position at the time of birth in a Rashi” - then in the Lagna chart why does his position not always be in ...
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Astronomy's influence on astrology

Strong belief in relevance and effectiveness of astrology in ancient and modern India was/is used to fix suitable timings for events such as travel starting, thread ceremony, marriage,griha pravesam ...
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Is it true that two thousand years ago Makar Sankranti used to be celebrated in December and would be celebrated in April after seven thousand years?

I got a message on Christmas stating that there was a time when Christmas and Makar Sankranti used to be celebrated on their website same day. After a quick web search, I found that Sun takes 20mins ...
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Why doesn't the position of the Lunar Node (Rahu and Ketu) overlap with that of Sun during a complete solar eclipse?

This year's total solar eclipse took place on 3rd Jul 2019 at 00:52:57 Hydrabad time. The position of Sun, Moon, and Rahu, are as follows : Sun : 76:30:20 Moon : 76:34:13 Rahu : 83:29:11 My ...
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Moola Nakshatra and Aslesha Nakshatra Myths

One who believes in horoscopes and especially during the time of match making, they strictly look into these factors before proceeding towards gana count and manglik. It is said that Moola Nakshatra ...
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Which is the first Hindu scripture that mentions about zodiac signs?

The following are the names of zodiac signs Mesha (Aries), Vrushabha (Taurus), Mithuna (Gemini), Karkat (Cancer), Simha (Leo), Kanya (Virgo), Tula (Libra), Vrushchika (Scorpio), Dhanu (Sagittarius), ...
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Why is Jyotisha or Astrology considered to be the eye of the Vedas

Why is Jyotisha or Astrology considered to be the "Eye of the Vedas"? Has this phrase come from any of the vedic scriptures? or when was it first used? I got to know about this phrase from lots of ...
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Does an astrologer get karma by reading someone's horoscope and suggesting remedies?

I have heard this from an astrologer that they get negative karma by reading horoscopes and suggesting remedies because they help in delaying the results of bad karma for a person. Have you heard of ...
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What are the benefits of Saturn being placed in 11th house of a birth chart?

Why Ravana wanted to have Saturn in 11th house of his son Meghanatha's birth chart? is there any specifc reason for that?
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How does the janam kundli of 9 grahas, Surya graha, chandra graha, etc. look like?

Do we have janam kundli of 9 grahas found in any scripture? What is the source?
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Will graha drishti ever go away?

Suppose someone is born with a Saturn-Sun conjunction or Saturn-Mars conjunction in their natal birth chart. Will this ever go away in the person's lifetime? It is said that people with debilitated ...

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