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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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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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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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 ...

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