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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 there any scriptural basis for this astrologer's claims that the character of a woman depends on the timing of her first menstruation?

I was watching a YouTube video recently where the speaker said that one astrologer in his pañcāṅga (almanac) claimed that a woman's character and what the woman goes on to become in her later life ...
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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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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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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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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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Which time for buying online should be considered as muhurtha?

Pardon the apparent frivolousness Which time for buying online should be considered as muhurtha ? Placing the order date Delivery date Payment date (because it can be either COD or Credit/Debit ...
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What is the significance of Astrology in Hinduism

What is the significance of astrology in Hinduism? I see many famous sages don't really talk much about it, but why Hindus give alot of importance to 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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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 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 to identify a doomed horoscope(Jatakam)

In astrology there are sayings if these planets are placed in these houses then the person has good life, wealth and health but this is the positive side in astrology. In general if there is ...
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Can an astrologer himself cast the Prasna Kundali for one of his own questions?

Horary astrology is different from natal astrology . In the later, we need to have the birth details of the native, or the natal chart, which is not needed in Horary. In Horary, a person A goes to ...
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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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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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Can one change their destiny from which is there in astrological predictions?

Sometimes astrological predictions(Jathakam) is entirely bad thought out the life. Some astrologers tell this person's life is always doomed. Can he/she change it in the present life itself by doing ...
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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 is the concept of Kendra & Trikona in a Kundali (horoscope birth chart)?

Several times when we visit a Jyotiṣhī āchārya, they frequently mention the words "Kendra" & "Trikoṇa", while discussing our janma-patrikā Kuṇḍalī. For instance, the ...
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How many years does it take for Saptarṣi constellation to pass from Maghā to Pūrvāsāḍhā?

I don't have any idea on how Saptarṣi constellation passes from one nakshatra to another. Consider the following lines from When the great sages of the Saptarṣi constellation pass from Maghā to ...
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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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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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Do every one have their own maraka(killer) planets?

Maraka planets are the planets that are responsible for death or illness. Are maraka planets different for dfferent individuals? Or same for all humans?
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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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Do stars come back to the exact same positions after completion of the axial precession cycle?

Do stars come to exact same positions in next same age after completion of axial precession (after all other stars/ astrological sign ruling days are over, the current one comes again after full cycle)...
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Are there mention of Zodiac signs in Mahabharata?

Are there mention of Zodiac signs in Mahabharata? If yes please cite the verses.
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decision about 'tithi' (e.g. pornima, pratipada, etc.)

Regarding which 'tithi' (hindu date) is today, it is said that whatever tithi is seen by the rising Sun, is the tithi for the day. e.g. if 'pournima' had started yesterday morning 'after sunrise' and ...
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Why called Navagraha?

Navagraha (nine graha) include the Sun, the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu. But interestingly, the Sun is not a planet and it is a star, Moon (astronomical body),Rahu (...
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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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Are BG 8.23 - 8.26 interpolations?

From here: O best of the Bhāratas, I shall now explain to you the different times at which, passing away from this world, the yogī does or does not come back. 8.23 Those who know the ...
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Navagraha & incense

Which incense should be offered to the navagraha individually for graha shanti? I think Surya likes the smell of lotus flowers, but I have no idea what smells the other grahas like. Does someone know?
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Why did India lose to foreign invaders? [closed]

There have been many self proclaimed god men and mystics in India. Most claimed to have supernatural powers. I myself am an astrologer who studied Jyotisha. Why couldn’t astrologers predict the fall ...
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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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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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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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Can you change your long-term Bhaagya / Destiny / Future?

I think many of us have heard of this statement भाग्यं फलति सर्वत्र, न च विद्या, न च पौरुषं or Bhagyam phalati sarvatra, na cha vidyaa, na cha paurusham Which basically means that knowledge and ...
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On what basis the sixteen Tithis are divided into five groups and why are the groups so called?

It is well known, that a Hindu day has five limbs (the panchAngas) among which the Tithi is one. The panchAngas form the basis for calculations in Jyotisha. From Wikipedia : In Vedic timekeeping, a ...
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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 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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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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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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What are problems created by Rahu Kethu and Shani grahas?

Problems are problems right, but why we have 3 different grahas to create problems? Are there any differences in the problems created by Rahu, Kethu, Shani grahas and what are they?
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Does the concept of Longitude and Latitude finds explicit mention in the canonical texts?

Latitude and Longitude are the units that represent the coordinates at geographic coordinate system. Our ancient knowledge of Jyotiṣha śhāstras based on the pañcāṅga and knowledge of relevant ...
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What are Abūjh Muhūrtas?

Several times, in the newspapers, TV, magazines, etc., the term - Abūjh Muhūrta ( अबूझ मुहूर्त ) is commonly encountered, especially in reference to performing some new auspicious works, like ...
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Effect of Nav-graha as per age of the person

Does the texts dealing with Astrology mention anything about the effect of the nine planets on a person vis-a-vis their age? For example, I have heard from several people that the Moon Planet (graha) (...
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Why should one believe in astrology? [closed]

Why should one believe in astrology? Does the moving of planets really affect a person?
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How many types of Dasa are there in total?

Although Vimosttari is popular and more applicable dasa among all, there are still may other type of dasa. Some of them are Astottari, Shodsottari, Dwadasottari, Panchottari, Satabdika, ...
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Why is Mars has it name Mangal (auspicious)?

मङ्गल means auspicious but Mangal is considered as papa graha in astrology. Why is that, does anybody know the explanation?
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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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What is "kaal sarpa dosha/yoga"? What are the solutions? [duplicate]

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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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 ...