Questions tagged [astrology]

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 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 ...
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Hindu marriage in regards to the new moon

Does a girl born on a new moon has to get married to a guy born on new moon too? They say if a girl is born on new moon marries someone born on other days except the new moon, the groom has a shorter ...
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How many kilometers equals to a Yojana

After reading this answer, I am curious to know how many kilometers or miles are equal to one yojana. Below is some of the information taken from the above link. Here a league equals one yojana ...
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what is Nadi Astrology(nāḍi jyotiṣa) in Hindu astrology

What is nadi jyotish(nāḍi jyotiṣa) in Hindu astrology? How much the predictions exactly true? Does anyone have any idea about that temple's name ? How nadi jyotish is different from kundli?
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In jyotish (vedic astrology), how is a sign (rasi) ruled by a planet (graha)

In jyotish (vedic astrology), each sign (rasi) is ruled by a planet (graha). How is the assignment made? I understand the relationship between the signs and their ruling planets, for example, leo (...
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Rahu and Ketu in planetary location

In the Hindu planetary system, Rahu and Ketu take an invisible place. But we use to find their periodic presence in houses. In modern science, asteroid belts are between Mars and Jupiter. Asteroids ...
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Why is Bhishma's time of Death (Uttarayana) considered auspicious?

In the Mahabharatha epic Bhishma waits on the bed of arrows for 40 days towards the auspicious day of Uttarayana to leave his body in order to attain Mukthi. My questions are the following. What is ...
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What year is it according to the Hindu Lunar Calendar?

I've had a question for quite a while now, but no one seems to know the answer. It is my understanding that Diwali is the Indian New Year, but no one seems to know the number of the year. (It isn't ...
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Auspicious date for Griha Pravesh - before Holi or after Holi?

We are buying a new house and planning for a Griha Pravesh pooja on 2nd march, but we are getting conflicting opinions from friends and families. Some people say that we should do it after Holi, and ...
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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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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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Are Karthikeya and Mars same?

I was recently watching a documentary about symbolism in ancient culture on YouTube. It proclaims that Karthiyeka and Mars are same, which per my information is a new concept. Can someone corroborate ...
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What's the science behind Kundli Matching for marriages? [duplicate]

In Hinduism, it is almost like tradition to match Kundli for marriages. What is exact science behind the Kundli matching? How people are able to predict match without even meeting people based on ...
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What are “muhurat” and “chaugriyan” (चौघड़िया)?

In Hindu mythology, all important work will be started at a particular time that we call "muhurat", and we look for a chaugriyan also for that day. What is the reason behind that? What is the use of ...
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Does evil get stronger at specific times?

I have heard that the evil or dark powers get more powerful at times like Amavasya (new moon night), Grahan (Solar/Lunar Eclipse), Ashtami & Navami (eighth & ninth day from new moon & full ...
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How wearing a gem(ratna) distract bad woes/trouble?

In Hinduism we consider Karma as supreme and your good/bad mainly depends on karma, then how do wearing certain gems can impact destiny/trouble/good/bad etc. ? Is it only a marketing strategy by ...
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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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What is the panchang to be used when generating a horoscope?

When generating a horoscope for a person, what is the Panchang to be used? There are two major panchangs, Vakya and Thirukanitha (Tamil name; I don't know what it is called in other states). Out of ...
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Is there an astronomical representation for the cycle of 60 Samvatsaras?

Here is an extract from Wikipedia : Samvatsara is a Sanskrit term for "year". In Hindu tradition, there are 60 Samvatsaras, each of which has a name. Once all 60 samvatsaras are over, the cycle ...
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Why Hindus write Shubh and Labh with a Swastika?

I've seen this written at various places say shop entrances, home entrances and other places. These terms are generally written besides Lord Ganesha's image. Not only this, it is also written on ...
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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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What is the concept of a week in Hinduism?

Most Hindu festivals are pinned to a Lunar day or Tithi like Rama-navami, hera-pancami etc. The 7-day week runs out-of-sync with the lunar tithis; it would be very confusing to try to follow both at ...
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How and when did astrology become a defining aspect of Hinduism?

Many aspects of Hindu rituals are closely tied with astrology, star gazing and charts. How and when did this start to happen?
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How to determine a day for Vratha or a festival when a Nakshatra is shared between days?

Recently on a Sathsang, I understood the values of Ekadasi Vratha, explained by a scholar. He explained the power of Ekadasi in various pakshas - Krishna paksha and Shukla paksha. When I tried to ...