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The factors that should match for a couple to live a happy life?

For beginners it is recommended to use an online Match Calculator, that use Ashta-Kuta system and takes into account the exceptions. Matchmaking is the process of matching two persons together, ...
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Why is Bhishma's time of Death (Uttarayana) considered auspicious?

Actually Bhishma's time of death is not considered auspicious, it is just that on an auspicious time Bhishma left his body as he had the boon of ichha mrityu (death at will). And in remembrance of ...
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How many kilometers equals to a Yojana

I'll stick to 1 yojana = 8 miles because Hanuman chalisa gives the distance between earth and sun as - जुग सहस्र योजन पर भानू. लील्यो त्याही मधुर फल जानू. (Sun's जुग सहस्र योजन away.) जुग = 12,000 ...
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Shani Dev and Crow

Shani Deva's vahana is Grudha to be precise i.e a vulture and not a crow. Here is Sanaischara Kavacham : Asya Sri Sanaischara kavacham Maha manthrasya Kasyap Rishi , anushtup Chanda , ...
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What are the Panch Maha Paap?

The Manu Smriti lists only 4 great sins or mahApatakas. Manu Smriti 9.235. The slayer of a Brahmana, (A twice-born man) who drinks (the spirituous liquor called) Sura, he who steals (the gold of a ...
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What are the qualities a good astrologer should possess? Who is true Astrologer according to Jyotisha texts?

Brihat-Samhita is a encyclopedic text by author Varahamihira .The book discusses some subjects including astrology, planetary movements, eclipses, etc. This topic is discussed in Brihat-Samhita ...
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How is being born on Nag Panchami beneficial?

Naga Panchami falls on the Sukla Paksha (the bright phase of moon) Panchami Tithi of the Shravana month. So, we need to check the effects of getting born on the bright phase of moon as well as that ...
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Do every one have their own maraka(killer) planets?

Maraka planets are different for every person. Sage Parashara in Brhat Parashar Hora Shastra says: 2-5. O Brahmin, 3rd and 8th House are the two Houses of longevity. The Houses, related to death, are ...
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Rahu and Ketu in planetary location

No, Rahu and Ketu are not related to the asteroid belt. Rather, they denote the two lunar nodes, the points where the Moon's orbit around the Earth crosses the ecliptic, the path of the Sun in the ...
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what does being maanglik means. Is it bad or good?

Manglik is a person with Kuja dosha or Mangal dosha or Chevvai dosha. When mars is placed in 1,2,4,7,8 or 12th place from Sukra(Venus), Chandra(Moon) or lagna, this dosha appears in one's horoscope. ...
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What is Ratha Saptami?

Magha sukla Paksha saptami is known as Ratha Saptami & is considered as the most auspicous day to worship Lord Surya.It is also believed that Surya Deva started illuminating the whole world on the ...
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Did Swami Vivekananda believe in astrology?

It looks like Swami Vivekanda didn't give much importance to Jyotishya or blindly followed it, though he might have slightly believed in it. Rather he gave emphasis on realization of God. This is ...
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Which is the first Hindu scripture that mentions about zodiac signs?

There seems to be an indirect reference to 12 zodiac signs in Rig-Veda 1.164.48 as, 48 Twelve are the fellies, and the wheel is single; three are the naves. What man hath understood it? Therein are ...
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Are all incarnations of Vishnu born at moonrise?

This is a well kept secret of Achyuta Nanda tradition of Jyotish which roots back to Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's student himself, and has been recently been revealed by Pt. Sanjay Rath and his students ...
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Is Gana Kuta authentic as per texts?

Some basic things about Rasis and Nakshtras are to be understood first: First the zodiac was divided into 12 main rasis, to study the effects of the planets placed there. Then the ancient seers ...
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What is Rashi in Jyotisha or Hindu astrology?

Rashi in Jyotisha means in which constellation among the 12 zodiac sign is a planet positioned. For eg. If Sun is positioned in Mithun then the Surya Rashi is Mithun. Similar is the case with all ...
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Story of Tara, Chandra and Tarakaamayam

This story is told in this chapter of Vishnu Purana: CHAP. VI. Kings of the lunar dynasty. Origin of Soma, or the moon: he carries off Tárá, the wife of Vrihaspati: war between the gods and ...
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How is the position of Surya and Chandra related to Amavasya and Poornima?

Normally Surya changes it's position by 1 degree per day. As there are 30 degrees in a Rashi hence Surya changes it's Rashi in a month. Change in Surya Rashi also indicates change in Solar Month. In ...
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Rashi in Jyotisha - Sirodaya, Prushtodaya and Ubhayodaya

As the name implies:: शिरोदय = शिर + उदय = Head + Rising: ie. Those Rashis which rise through their head part while rising are Sheerodaya Rashi. Head and hind part of Rashi can be separated because ...
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Jyotisha - Relation between Pancha Mahabhuta and Rashi

As the material world is made up of five great elements/PanchaMahabhuta, everything is associated it with. Similarly in Jyotish the 12 constellation are also related with it. It shows which ...
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Significance of lizard falls on our Human Body

I'm not sure if Puranas say such. But Gauli Sastra mentions the different omens or sakunas in detail. Gauli Sastra is prominent Sakuna system published with Panchangams or Astrology books in Andhra ...
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Do any scriptures say that Varna is determined by Rashi?

According to Vedic astrology the varna is determined by the chandra rasis. Or it depends on where the moon was placed during the time of birth of a native. There are four varnas- Brahmin, Kshatriya, ...
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What are graha and Nakshatras?

There are 9 Grahas and 27 Nakshatras. From Matsya Purana the Navagrahas are: Adithyaya Somaaya Mangalaaya Budhaayacha Guru Shukra Sanirbhyascha Rahavey Ketavey Namah || Prostrations ...
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Why do nakshatras have both a presiding deity and a ruling planet(graha)?

To answer your title question: It is because each Nakshtra is ruled by a Graha and each Graha is again ruled by a deity. Which Graha rules which Nakshatras is something already mentioned in this ...
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Do stars come back to the exact same positions after completion of the axial precession cycle?

Let me first mention what exactly Axial Precession is for the benefit of those who may be reading this discussion but may not be aware of the phenomenon: Simply put, Precession, is the wobbling of ...
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What is the best way to get started with Astrology in Hinduism?

A Reading List in Hindu Astrology (Parasari System) or Vedic Astrology Introductory texts: Essentials of Vedic Astrology by Komilla Sutton Light On Life: An Introduction to the Astrology of India by ...
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Have any Hindu astrologers correctly predicted that Joe Biden would become the next US president?

Yes for the question Have any Hindu astrologers correctly predicted that Joe Biden would become the next US president? PVR Narasimharao, predicted about Joe Biden winning in 2020 US presidential ...
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Are there mention of Zodiac signs in Mahabharata?

Yes, there is mention of Zodiac signs in Mahabharata. One such reference is present in Mahabharata: Vana Parva: Markandeya-Samasya Parva: A gift also that is made while the Sun is on the solstitial ...
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Relation between manas and moon

Ṛṣi Parāśāra in Bṛhat Parāśāra Hora Śāstra says, The Sun is the soul of all. The Moon is the mind. Mars is one's strength. Mercury is speech-giver while Jupiter confers Knowledge and happiness. Venus ...
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Does evil get stronger at specific times?

Yes evil does get stronger at certain hours of the day and certain days of the month. According to various scriptures, the demons were created by Brahma from his Tamsik body after he created night-...

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