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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 “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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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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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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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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What is the best way to get started with Astrology in Hinduism?

I have been trying to read about it on the internet but it is mostly superficial and out of context. I am planning to commit to buying a book for which I need recommendations.
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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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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 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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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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Is marriage preferred between the people having mars in 1st house and 2nd houses?

Is marriage preferred between the people having mars in 1st house and 2nd houses (lagna and moon kuja dosha) or persons should find the horoscope having mars in the same houses? Is marriage suggested ...
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Lagna Gayatri mantra

Please let me know the Lagna Gayatri Mantra. It's not about scorpio or leo placed on lagna . I heard the mantra starts something like this Om Lagnaye ...
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Is it true that the sixth period of king is pattabhishekam(Crowning)?

According to jyotish shastra (astrology), is it true that sixth period of a king refers to the time of pattabhishekam(Crowning)?
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Can Grahas be influenced willingly?

So based on how Sanjay Rath defines, a Graha is something that causes Grahana. Or in other words, they eclipse (Not in a necessarily negative way) the houses they sit on and force the Jataka to do ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why are Budha and Shukra friends?

In jyotisha, Budha and Shukra are best friends. What is the story and reason behind it?
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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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How to find one's Istha Devata from his horoscope?

One such method found here is given by Rishi Parasara & is as follows: Atma Karaka is the planet that has the highest longitude in one’s natal Chart. Atma Karaka in Navamsa is called the “...
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Muhurtha for Auspicious Ceremonies

When a day selected for any auspicious work fulfils in full all the auspicious elements in a Muhurtha e.g strong lagna, tithi, vara, nakshatra, yoga and karana, + auspicious Tarabala, Chandrabala &...
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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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Can aatmakaaraka be considered while match making

I have not heard any astrologer take into account the aatma karaka planet while doing horoscope matching for bride and groom. But in my experience, aatmakaraka planet's behaviour is very much visible ...
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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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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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Is the placement of Jupiter (Guru) in the sixth house good or bad?

Suppose, Jupiter or Brihaspati Graha is placed in the 6th house from the ascendant in some chart. Is this placement considered good for bad for the native? Some say it's not good but some others say ...
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Calculation of tithi

What is solar Longitude and Lunar Longitude while calculating tithi[(Lunar Longitude-solar Longitude)/12]. I could not get their meaning and values anywhere. How are they connected to their Azimuth ...
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Appropriate time to do amavasya tharpanam in the below instance

There are certain instances that amavasya starts from 7 am and ends the next day by 6/15 am. In this case on which day to do the amavasya tharpanam? The previous day it starts from 7 am that is one ...
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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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How true is the myth of Moola nakshtara effecting Father in law?

It been mentioned panchangas that moola nakshatra effects fatehr in law, how true is this? can anyone who has knowledge on the topic guide me
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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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Caste system from the perspective of vedic astrology

It can be argued that the caste system is equivalent to Ricardo's theory of comparative advantage (1817), but instead of looking at advantages in supply chain management, technology, logistics, etc., ...