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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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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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What is Shani's Vakra Drishti?

What is Shani's vakra Drishti? Is it bad or good? What are its consequences? Is there any role of karma to remove vakra Drishti if one is likely to have? What should one do or don't do if one is ...
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Did Swami Vivekananda believe in astrology?

What were Swami Vivekananda's views on astrology? Did he believe in it? What were his reasons for believing in it or not believing in it?
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Did Rāma have Kuja doṣa? What about the Pāṇḍavas?

Did Rāma have Kuja doṣa (a.k.a maṅgala doṣa, māṅgalika)? What about the Pāṇḍavas? I see all of them exiled to the woods in their prime years. This must be the worst thing that can happen to a ...
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What horoscope matching factors are necessary for a marriage?

In Hinduism, what all horoscope poruthams (matching factors) are required for a couple to get married? Please let me know the minimum criteria too. If the horoscopes don't match properly, are there ...
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What is the concept of Arudha Pada in Jyotisha?

What does the concept of Arudha Pada mean in Jyotisha? How is it calculated? What are its practical applications?
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Why is Shukra related to the Parashurama avatar of Vishnu in Jyotisha?

Each planet in Jyotisha is associated with an avatar of Shri hari Vishnu in Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra. Why is Shukra Graha or Venus associated with the avatar of Shri hari Vishnu Parashurama? रा...
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What is duration of tithi according to Hindu panchang?

What is duration of tithi according to Hindu panchang?
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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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What is Astrology and what are its benefits? [closed]

What kind of questions can an astrologer answer (or predict the results) correctly? What are the different types of astrology? Do all of them give accurate results? Which among them is mostly used ...
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Is Pitra Dosh in Kundali specific or densty specific?

My question is not what is pitra dosha? That I already know. My question is pitra dosh is person specific or affected to whole lineage of person? Is it genetic decease which a person inherit from ...
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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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What is Surya Sidhdhant? How Bhaskaracharya was the first to discover gravity, 500 years before Sir Isaac Newton?

What is Surya Sidhdhant? How Bhaskaracharya was the first to discover gravity, 500 years before Sir Isaac Newton? It is said that many years ago Bhaskaracharya discovered gravity using Surya ...
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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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Who makes Hindu calendar? Is that authentic calendar or illusory calendar?

Who makes Hindu calendar? Is that authentic calendar or illusory calendar? Sometimes it has two dates together in one day, is it authentic? I think there is some ambiguity. Every year they also make ...
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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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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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Is Gana Kuta authentic as per texts?

Gana Kuta has three classifications: deva manushya rakshasa Which Hindu text says about it and what does it imply? Suppose a human belongs to deva gana, is he superior to the other two ganas? ...
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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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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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Why children born in Moola, Ashlesya, Jyeshta and Maga Nakshtras (stars) are considered inauspicious?

There is a saying that a child born in Moola, Ashlesya, Jyeshta, Maga is inauspicious. Is this properly explained in any religious books? This question is pursuant to astrology.
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Does Shani Sade Sati really affects?

Does Shani's Sade Sati really affects our luck. I have heard from many people that Shani's Sade Sati have ill effects on our luck and career. What is it and What's its origin? Also what are the ...
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When does a Mahadasha start for an individual?

When does a Mahadasha start for an individual? For eg, for a person born in Punarvasu nakshatra when does his Guru-Mahadasha start? Just at the time of his birth or any other particular time? How to ...
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Significance of lizard falls on our Human Body

One of the major things that Lizard falls on our part of human body and its predict our destiny? There is any hopeful source said as truth like in Puranas or in Panjangams?
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Is it compulsory to give name according to Rashi in Hinduism?

Is it Compulsory to give name(to Baby) according to Rashi (राशि) in Hinduism ?
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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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Does Vedanta accept the validity of Jyotish?

Gita 10.37 talks about Usanas or Acharya Shukra. Is Shukra to be considered a graha or a kavi in the Gita context? Some one told me that the implication of the Gita identifying Shukra only as Kavi and ...
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Jyotisha - Relation between Pancha Mahabhuta and Rashi

What is the relationship between Pancha Mahabhuta and Rashi in Jyotisha?
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Aspects of Jyotisha - Medical astrology

How is Jyotisha used to predict the level of health of a person? How are Rashis, Bhavas, Grahas etc. correlated with a person's physical well-being? Also, how is Jyotisha related to Ayurveda?
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Online books on Jyotisha

What are some good books available on Jyotisha online? I am preferably looking for books for beginners, although any references are welcome.
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How are Daily Horoscopes Written?

How are daily horoscopes written and published in newspapers and magazines? Can they be same for people under one zodiac sign (i.e rashi)
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How Horoscopes (Jataka) are written?

How do astrologers writes a Horoscope of new born child? Can they be accurate in determining one's life partner or destiny?
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Rashi in Jyotisha - Sirodaya, Prushtodaya and Ubhayodaya

Shri Bangalore Venkata Raman in his book Hindu Predictive Astrology briefly mentions three types of Rashis - Sirodaya, Prushtodaya and Ubhayodaya. What are these Rashis? More importantly, where do ...
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How is the position of Surya and Chandra related to Amavasya and Poornima?

As far as I understand, in Jyotisha, Amavasya and Poornima are being related to the positions of Surya (Sun) and Chandra (Moon). What is this relationship? How do these positions change in between an ...
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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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Story of Tara, Chandra and Tarakaamayam

In Jyotisha, stories are used to make astrological concepts easier to learn and remember. This wiki article describes the story of Chandra as such: Budha, a beautiful child, was born to Tara. ...
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How to make Muntha chart using vedic astrology?

I have seen that some websites ( like astrosage.com) creates muntha chart and then calculate the varshfal aka "Yearly Predictions". I've found them to be quite accurate. I would like to learn to ...
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What is Rashi in Jyotisha or Hindu astrology?

What is Rashi in Jyotisha or Hindu astrology? Is it the same as sun-sign of a person? Is Rashi determined by the birth details of a person or by the name they have?
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Do any Hindu scriptures explain the science behind the astrology? [closed]

Somehow I am not challenging Astrology & I am amazed how some people are able to predict your nature & your future so accurately just by your time of birth & place of birth. I already met ...
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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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What is Ratha Saptami?

What is Ratha Saptami? Is there any reference in our scriptures regarding its celebrations. What is the significance keeping the Arka patram (Calotropis Gigantea i.e Erukku leaves)on the head while ...
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What are Subha muhurtam/Durmuhurtham?

We all have been seeing Hindu calendar since childhood. There we can see Subhamuhurtham and Durmuhurtham. These are the categories typically we may have (I'm not sure). Subhamuhurtham: Amrutha-kalam ...
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what does being maanglik means. Is it bad or good?

I want to know if a person is maanglik(a person with kuja doṣa), is it a good sign or bad. If bad, what problems one will face in life?
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Which scripture deals with horoscope matching for marriage? [duplicate]

What is the pramaanam (reference) for dashama (10) poruthams (matching), listed here? What are the exact rules to be followed when comparing the boy's and girl's horoscopes? Since horoscope is ...
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What is the exact birthdate of Kalki avatar going to be?

Some blogs on internet write 'Kalki Avatar will born in next 50-100 years and He will kill all evil people on Earth in third world war'. How far is this true? What do present day astrologers in India ...
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राशि(zodiac sign) of Krishna and Rama

In Hinduism, there is considerable importance to राशि or Zodiac sign. In earlier times, it was common to check the zodiac sign of marrying girl and boy to see if the marriage can be decided. It was ...
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What is the difference between Planet and nakshatra in astrology?

I head that Planets and nakshatra's are entirely different things in Indian astrology. Is that right? But I think in modern astronomy (science), Planet and nakshatra are related. Can anyone tell how ...
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How to select your religious sect - using faith, caste or Ishta Deva as per astrology?

I haven't read much but from what I have read I have come to understand that Hinduism is not just one religion but a wholesome bunch of all kinds of beliefs. It includes faith in different Gods and ...
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Is the practice of kundalis matching part of the core Hindu doctrine?

The answer to this question: What is the significance of Kundali in Hindu Family seems to indicate that Hindu astrology is a core component of the Hindu doctrine. My understanding is that the core ...