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Can sins be transferred?

Karma refers to the reward or fruit of action. When one commits a good deed, it is returned back to him/her. When one commits a bad deed(sin), it is also returned back. Can it be transferred to ...
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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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Why worship, respect and do pradikshna for Rahu and Ketu?

Because the scriptures ask us to worship them. That's why they are worthy of worship. There is a detailed chapter (called Graha Shanti) in Yajnavalkya Smriti dedicated to Navagraha worship. Verses ...
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Why worship, respect and do pradikshna for Rahu and Ketu?

You shouldn't judge someone from their past deeds all the time. You should see their present deeds too. Whatever he (Rahu/ketu) did in past, he already got punishment of that sin. After getting ...
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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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Can someone translate this Navagraha shloka and tell me what verseform this is?

The verse is talking about the positions of the nine planetary deities in the seven Chakras viz - Muladhara (near the anus), Swadhisthan (the Chakra near the navel), Manipura (the seat of the Fire), ...
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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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Why called Navagraha?

The term Planet is misleading as Hart De Fouw points out in his book: 'Planet' is the best of a poor crop of English synonyms for the Sanskrit word graha. A graha is literally a Seizer The term ...
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What's difference between graha and loka?

Graha The Sanskrit word "Graha" is often taken as the equivalent of the English word planet. This is a very simplistic translation which hides the deeper meaning of this word. "Graha" refers to ...
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What is the relation between trees and gods?

What are those plants? I can answer this for the Navagrahas at least.Not sure about the Nakshatra plants but the 9 Navagraha plants are well-known.For example see this site. And the Scripture which ...
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Does Vedanta accept the validity of Jyotish?

Does Vedanta accept the validity of Jyotish? Of course, it does, for it being a Vedāṅga. Moreover, the famous Viśiśṭa Advaita Ācārya (a Vedantin) had written an astrological treatise that goes by the ...
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What is the source that describes the devatas for each Navagraha and Nakshatra?

For Navagrahas one such scriptural source is the Matsya Purana. A Vedi(platform) is to be prepared with white rice grains with Surya Deva the Center, Mangal in the South, Brihaspati in the ...
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Is Shani graha same as Shani deva?

They are the same. We can show that by using the Dasaratha Krita Shani Stotram. Here Shani is mentioned both as a Deva (god) as well as a Graha who have influence in the astrological charts of human ...
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Division of Navagrahas based on gender

Although all the Navagrahas are actually male deities, in astrology, they are classified as - masculine, feminine and neuter. So, this is an astrology specific classification, probably which is useful ...
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Are there specific mantras or hymns created by Navagrahas?

There is a Shiva Stuti by Deva Guru Brihaspati found in the Skanda Purana: Namo Rudraya, Neelaaya, Bhimaya Paramaatmaney, Kapardiney Sureshaya, Vyomakeshaya vai Namah/ Vrushabhadwajaaya Somaaya ...
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Does navagraha tarpana in sandhyavandan reduce the astrological effects?

As Sandhyanga Tarpana by certain Sampradayas, Deva Tarpana is done. And Navagraha Tarpana comes under Deva Tarpana. The book "STOTRA KAVACHA ( SHIELD OF PRAYERS), hosted at Kamakoti.org, is ...
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Does Vedanta accept the validity of Jyotish?

Here is the full BG 10.37 for quick analysis: vrsninam vasudevo 'smi pandavanam dhananjayah muninam apy aham vyasah kavinam usana kavih Let us first try to understand what is mean by kavih. I ...
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Is the concept "numerology" based on Hindu Scriptures?In particular which Texts give the rules of how to relate the Navagrahas with the numbers?

First of all this answer does not address the main question which is about Navagraha's relation with the numbers,nor the one which asks about the basis of numerology in Hindu Scriptures. It only ...
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Shri Vyaasa-virachitam Navagraha-stotram

This is quite a well known Stotra so there are plenty of sources for it online but I'm using this one. The Stotra dedicates one verse for each of the Grahas. At the end it also has a Phalasruti which ...
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English translation of the Navagraha Kavacham?

I am trying to translate it on my own: ब्रह्मोवाच । शिरो मे पातु मार्ताण्डो कपालं रोहिणीपतिः । मुखमङ्गारकः पातु कण्ठश्च शशिनन्दनः । Lord BrahmA said: Let the head be protected by MArtanda (Sun) and ...
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Navagraha & incense

The procedure of worship of Navagrahas is mentioned in the Padma Purana Srishti Khanda Chapter 61, 82. It was said by Vyasa to Vaishampayana and other disciples. The incense and the colours they like ...
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Can the mantras for Saturn/Shani, Rahu and Mars/Mangal be chanted together in a sequence?

It has nothing to do with enmity or friendship between the Grahas. Actually one needs to worship the Grahas in their due order. And, this order is given in the following verse: Surya (The sun), ...
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Why worship, respect and do pradikshna for Rahu and Ketu?

Actually post is worshiped and sometimes the post can be given to Asuras too. For an instance, as discussed in What will happen to Hanuman and the other Chiranjivis after the end of the Kali Yuga?, ...
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What are natural malefic planets?

Sun, Mars, Saturn are considered as natural malefics along with Rahu and Ketu. The text Hora Ratnam talks about what the different authorities say on the topic: Qualities of Planets: Based on Hora ...
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What's the essential difference between Gaṇita Jyotiṣa (गणित ज्योतिष) & Phalita Jyotiṣa (फलित ज्योतिष)?

Hindu Astrology or Jyotish was divided into three sections (Tri-Skandha Jyotish) by ancient masters. For example, none other than Varahamihira himself divided Jyotish into Ganita, Hora and ...
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Rahu and Ketu in planetary location

Rāhu-Ketu meant different things in different Hindu scriptures as noted in A Concise History of Science in India. It's only from the time of Indian astronomer/astrologer, Varāhamihira, they came to ...
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What is Rahu kaala?

Rahu kaalam is a calculated time of that day (unique & applicable to each day), considered to be unaustipious time for doing any religious activity. Muhurta is calculated generally for religious ...
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Is astrology even true? If it is true, then how these Grahas called Devata become dumb bodies of Moon, Star Sun, Mars etc

As per arya samaj(which holds vedas as only true source), but still it is held that there is no devta existent and astrology etc are false. So you may assume that vedas are true source and you may ...
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Is it necessary to wash our feet after Navagraha Pradakshina?

Brahmasri Vaddiparti Padmakar says there's no sastra which compels us to wash our feet after Navagraha Pradikshana. But if we anoint Shani Deva idol with oil (Tailabhishekam) and if only Pandit or ...
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Is there life on the other 8 planets according to Hindu scripture?

Jiva's goes to archirathi marga through sun (only noble souls or moksha yogis) Other Jivas goes to Chandra loka (enjoy good deeds and come back to earth) Bad jivas goes to Yama loka All this are non ...
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