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Introduction to Vedic Astrology

GANESH65

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Now we know about the basic contents of a horoscope. The Lagnam, Rasi and the Nakshtra. All these we derive from the time of birth or the time of occurrence of an event. A good ephemeris (Panchangam) would give you the position of planets. Or you can easily find it with easy software available free of cost online. But in case some one is interested to do the calculation manually please let me know (the process is quite interesting, but not explaining it here as easy methods are available) So with just three information i.e. time, date and place of birth you are ready to rock. Simply enter these details in the software, and you will be provided with a horoscope. Now comes the stage of understanding other factors so that we can analyze the horoscope.

Style ofSouth Indian Chart:

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Meenam (12)
Poorattathi 4
Uthirattathi 1,2,3,4
Revathi 1,2,3,4
Mesham (1)
Aswini 1,2,3,4
Bharani 1,2,3,4
Krittikai 1
Rishabam (2)
Krittikai 2,3,4
Rohini 1,2,3,4
Mrigaseersham 1,2,
Mithunam (3)
Mrigaseersham 3,4,
Thirivathirai 1,2,3,4
Punarvasu 1,2,3
Kumbam (11)
Avittam 3,4
Sathayam 1,2,3,4
Purattathi 1,2,3
00 TO 360 DEGREES
Aswini to Revathi Nakshatra
27 Constellations divided
by 4 quarters each.
Katakam (4)
Punarvasu 4,
Pusam 1,2,3,4
Ayilyam 1,2,3,4
Makaram (10)
Uthiradam 2,3,4
Thiruvonam 1,2,3,4
Avittam 1,2
Simmam (5)
Makam 1,2,3,4
Puram 1,2,3,4
Uthiram 1
Dhanusu (9)
Moolam 1,2,3,4
Pooradam 1,2,3,4
Uthiradam 1
Virichikam (8)
Visakam 4
Anusham 1,2,3,4
Kettai 1,2,3,4
Thulam (7)
Chithirai 3,4
Swathi 1,2,3,4
Visakam 1,2,3
Kanni (6)
Uthiram 2,3,4
Hastham 1,2,3,4
Chithirai 1,2


North Indian Style of Chart





In south Indian Chart, the Rasis are fixed. Starting from Mesham, we move clock wise to reach the 12th Rasi Meenam. And as per our time of birth, if we get Kannya as the Lagnam we mark Lagna {L or Asc (ascendant) } in Kanya Rasi and go on placing other planets in various Rasis (houses) as per the calculations arrived. And when we want to analyze the house we start from the Rasi in which we have marked Lagna and start counting clockwise. So the House marked Lagna is the 1st house and the hose next to it clockwise is the second and so on.
The difference in north Indian chart is the house are fixed. That means we always start with Lagna and move on clock wise. Or in other words, we put the Lagna Rasi in colomn no. 1 then the rasi comes next to it in column 2 and so on. The benefit of this system is it is always the house comes first.
 
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GANESH65

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Outline of South Indian chart not come out well in this post. The table is missing. Let me check and fix it. In the mean while, TBS sir, you are well come as the subject you wanted to discuss has come. Please do contribute.
 

tbs

Well-known member
Outline of South Indian chart not come out well in this post. The table is missing. Let me check and fix it. In the mean while, TBS sir, you are well come as the subject you wanted to discuss has come. Please do contribute.
hi ganesh sir,

lets discuss lagnam first.....becoz first house in chart.....what is difference between rasi/laganam?....in detail manner....
 

GANESH65

Well-known member
Before moving ahead let us see some interesting facts about time:
Ancient method of time reckoning
Our Vedic scholars had an elaborate methodology to calculate time. They combined genius with religion so that it appealed to the intellectual and the devoted alike. There were several methods of reckoning time. One standard method was as follows:

1 Asu (or Prana)=4 (sidereal) seconds
6 Asus=1 sidereal Pala (or Vighati or Vinadi or 24 seconds)
60 Palas=1 Ghati (24 minutes)
60 Ghatis=1 day (24 hours)
30 days=1 month
12 months=1 year
43, 20, 000 years=1 Yuga
72 Yugas=1 Manu
14 Manus=1 Kalpa (or 1008 Yugas)
2 Kalpas=A day and night of brahma
30 day-nights of Brahma=1 month of Brahma
12 months of Brahma=1 year of Brahma
100 years of Brahma=Life of Brahm (or 1 Mahakalpa
In addition to the above, the following methods of reckoning of time were used for astrological purposes :
1. Sidereal day=Time interval between one star-rise to the next
2. Civil day=Time interval between obe sunrise to the next
3. Lunar month=One new moon to the next
4. Solar maonth=Interval between entry of Sun from one sign to the other.
5. Solar year=Period of one solar revolution
6. Jupiterian (Barhaspatya) year=Period of Jupiter's motion through a sign.
 

GANESH65

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We already know there are 12 Rasis and 27 Nakshatras. Let us understand their lordships and Characteristics.
Table depicting rashis with their lords
SignEnglish equivalentSymbolLordExtent in degrees
1MeshaAries_Mars0-30
2RishabhaTaurus^Venus30-60
3MithunaGemini'Mercury60-90
4Karka (Katakam)CanceraMoon90-120
5SimhaLeobSun120-150
6KanyaVirgocMercury150-180
7TulaLibradVenus180-210
8VrischikaScorpioeMars210-240
9DhanuSaggitariusfJupiter240-270
10MakaraCapricorngSaturn270-300
11KumbhaAquariushSaturn300-330
12MeenaPiscesiJupiter330-360
Nakshatras
The twenty-seven nakshatras also extend along the zodiac from 0° to 360°. They too are owned by planets. But in case of nakshatras, the planets Rahu and Ketu are also allotted the ownership. Each nakshatra is further divided into four parts called the Padas or charanas. There are thus 108 nakshatra padas or quarters in the twenty-seven nakshatras. Each nakshatra quarter measures 3°20'. The relation of nakshatras with rashis, along with their extent and owners, are shown in Table given below :

 
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GANESH65

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Table depicting rashis,nakshatras and their lords
RashisNakshatrasExtent s d mPadaLord
1Mesha1. Ashwini0[SUP]s[/SUP]13°20'4Ketu
2. Bharani0[SUP]s[/SUP]26°40'4Venus
3. Krittika1[SUP]s[/SUP]0°0'1Sun
2Rishabha3. Krittika1[SUP]s[/SUP]10°0'3Sun
4. Rohini1[SUP]s[/SUP]23°20'4Moon
5. Mrigasira2[SUP]s[/SUP]0°0'2Mars
3Mithuna5. Mrigasira2[SUP]s[/SUP]6°40'2Mars
6. Ardra2[SUP]s[/SUP]20°0'4Rahu
7. Punarvasu3[SUP]s[/SUP]0°0'3Jupiter
4Karka7. Punarvasu3[SUP]s[/SUP]3°20'1Jupiter
8.Pushya3[SUP]s[/SUP]16°40'4Saturn
9. Ashlesha4[SUP]s[/SUP]0°0'4Mercury
5Simha10. Magha4[SUP]s[/SUP]13°20'4Mercury
11. P Phalguni (Pooram_4[SUP]s[/SUP]26°40'4Venus
12. U Phalguni(Uthiram)5[SUP]s[/SUP]0°0'1Sun
6Kanya12. U Phalguni5[SUP]s[/SUP]10°0'3Sun
13. Hasta5[SUP]s[/SUP]23°20'4Moon
14. Chitra6[SUP]s[/SUP]0°0'2Mars
7Tula14. Chitra6[SUP]s[/SUP]6°40'2Mars
15.Swati6[SUP]s[/SUP]20°0'4Rahu
16. Vishakha7[SUP]s[/SUP]0°0'3Jupiter
8Vrischika16. Vishakha7[SUP]s[/SUP]3°20'1Jupiter
17.Anuradha7[SUP]s[/SUP]16°40'4Saturn
18. Jyeshtha (kettai)8[SUP]s[/SUP]0°0'4Mercury
9Dhanu19. Moola8[SUP]s[/SUP]13°20'4Ketu
20. P Asadha (Pooradam)8[SUP]s[/SUP]26°40'4Venus
21. U Asadha(Uthiraadam)9[SUP]s[/SUP]0°0'1Sun
10Makara21. U Asadha9[SUP]s[/SUP]10°0'3Sun
22. Shravana(thiruvonam)9[SUP]s[/SUP]23°20'4Moon
23. Dhanishtha (Avittom)10[SUP]s[/SUP]0°0'2Mars
11Kumbha23. Dhanishtha10[SUP]s[/SUP]6°40'2Mars
24. Sata Bhishaj (Sadayam)10[SUP]s[/SUP]20°0'4Rahu
25. P Bhadrapada (Poororuttathi)11[SUP]s[/SUP]0°0'3Jupiter
12Meena25. P Bhadrapada11[SUP]s[/SUP]3°20'1Jupiter
26. U Bhadrapada (Uthirattathi)11[SUP]s[/SUP]16°40'4Saturn
27. Revati12[SUP]s[/SUP]0°0'4Mercury
A segment of the zodiac extending from 276°40'0" to 280°53'20" (equivalent to 6°4'0" to 10°53'20" in the Makara rashi, involving the last quarter of the twenty first (i.e. Uttarashadha) nakshatra and the beginning of the twenty-second (Sharavana), is sometimes considered as a separate nakshatra by the name Abhijit. This addition changes the number of nakshatras to twenty-eight. In such a situation, Abhijit is considered as the twent-second nakshatra, and the subsequent six nakshatras (from Sharavana onwards) assume changed numbers (from 23 to 28, instead of 22 to 27).

 
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GANESH65

Well-known member

A word of caution: ​ Astrology is a subject highly criticized. Non believers find it easy to criticize for it principles not easily co related with proven results.
Astrology is a complex science, its every known principle has to be applied carefully, considering the numerous parameters and weighing the various pros and cons. Many of its secrets lie hidden in our ancient scriptures which are probably not understood even today. A very careful application of this science would prove their eternal applicability and give dazzling results, which the open minded scientists of today can only marvel at. The planetary disposition of major war in which India was involved was more or less similar during Mahabharata war, and later during in 1914 when the World War I started; in 1942 when World War II was in progress, and again in 1971 at the time of the Indo-Pak conflict. During all these occasions, India got involved in the mess quite intimately. In 1965 too, when India and Pakistan clashed, a similar but modified planetary disposition arose. Before heaping any criticism on astrology, it will be interesting to which when such a combination is likely to obtain in future, and in what form. All these points we would discuss in detail at some stage.
 
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athimber

Active member
Quite surprised to learn about Abhijit Nakshtra. There may be plenty of people born on Abhijit, but never seen any one following this Nakshtra. Can you put more light on this? If such Nakshtra really exists, why people are not following it?
 

GANESH65

Well-known member
Quite surprised to learn about Abhijit Nakshtra. There may be plenty of people born on Abhijit, but never seen any one following this Nakshtra. Can you put more light on this? If such Nakshtra really exists, why people are not following it?

Hey Athim,

This Gugley of yours has put me in a bit of bother. In fact this point was neither much debated nor kind of scripts/literature I have seen about it. Any how let me explain what ever I know on this subject. Abhijeet in simple translation means victorious. The brightest star in Lyra constellation, Vega is called as Abhijeet in Sanskrit. As the name itself suggests it is for the elite club. Now a days we follow the normal 27 Nakshtras only in our daily panchangam. However if you closely watch people born in last leg of Uthradam or 1st leg of Thiruvonam you will find some of them do excellently well in their life. Since the time span of Abhijeet Nakshtra is very short so will be the people born during this time. If we gather information about them and analyze, we will find them as Abhijeetians although they may officially claim their Nakshtra as Uthradam or Thiruvonam. Please watch for it and if you come across (you will definitely find a handful of people like this.)any one like this, please let me know. I would also like to analyze such horoscopes. Apart from that Lord Krishna used to call himself as an Abhijeetian .
In Bhagavad Geeta, Krishna said that He was Shiva among Rudras; He was Arjuna among Pandava and He was Abhijit among Nakshatras. All these statements underline the importance of Abhijit.


Like Nakshtra, there is Abhijeet Muhurtham as well.Classical
vedic texts mention Abhijit as one of the most auspicious time for doing any auspicious activity excepting travelling to southern direction. Its deity is Lord Brahma. Some vedic texts also mention that 28 minutes before and 28 minutes after 12:00 clock (a.m. and p.m. both) is called as Abhijit Muhurtham . This Muhuratham is so auspicious as it is believed that you don't need to consider any other factor if you choose this one as your muhurtham. The interesting fact is that Lord Rama was born at 12:00 a.m. and Lord Krishna was born at 12:00 p.m. Incidentally you may now like to see the time of beginning of this very thread (post No. 1)


NB: In case any of our learned members have more information in this very subject may please share it here so that more clarity is brought in to this query of Athimber.
 
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tbs

Well-known member

A word of caution: ​ Astrology is a subject highly criticized. Non believers find it easy to criticize for it principles not easily co related with proven results.
Astrology is a complex science, its every known principle has to be applied carefully, considering the numerous parameters and weighing the various pros and cons. Many of its secrets lie hidden in our ancient scriptures which are probably not understood even today. A very careful application of this science would prove their eternal applicability and give dazzling results, which the open minded scientists of today can only marvel at. The planetary disposition of major war in which India was involved was more or less similar during Mahabharata war, and later during in 1914 when the World War I started; in 1942 when World War II was in progress, and again in 1971 at the time of the Indo-Pak conflict. During all these occasions, India got involved in the mess quite intimately. In 1965 too, when India and Pakistan clashed, a similar but modified planetary disposition arose. Before heaping any criticism on astrology, it will be interesting to which when such a combination is likely to obtain in future, and in what form. All these points we would discuss in detail at some stage.
hi

i think ....non beleivers can keep away from topic/thread pls.....no argument here....ONLY JUST SHARING KNOWLEDGE....
 

tbs

Well-known member
hi ganesh sir,


a lay man can understand astrology..so please discuss to understand everyone....even i had MASTERS IN ASTROLOGY....

but still im layman....still im learning....
 

GANESH65

Well-known member
hi ganesh sir,


a lay man can understand astrology..so please discuss to understand everyone....even i had MASTERS IN ASTROLOGY....

but still im layman....still im learning....
Yes Sir, I think I am keeping it simple. Please be free to point out where ever there a scope for improvement. I would be very glad to correct myself. So far only I am posting. Thread will become more lively if people start putting in their views and suggestions.
 

tbs

Well-known member
Yes Sir, I think I am keeping it simple. Please be free to point out where ever there a scope for improvement. I would be very glad to correct myself. So far only I am posting. Thread will become more lively if people start putting in their views and suggestions.
hi sir,

please keep away from NON BELIEVERS/TREAD ATTACKERS.... i have some questions about LAGNAM?

how much importance of LAGANAM in a horoscope?.....why it is called lagnam....?..i think ..its called FIRST HOUSE?....

importance of first house....please try to explain in detail.....thanks in advance...
 

prasad1

Well-known member
This may not be pertinent to this thread. I am a cynic. I wish people would not make life decisions on the basis of Astrology. It is good past time to read in comic section of newspapers. I am NON BELIEVERS But I am not a TREAD ATTACKERS. This thread is posted in GD section so people should be able to express their opinions.


Rudolf Smit loved astronomy as a child, and now he loves astrology… but he no longer believes it’s real. There was a time when he was a full-time consulting astrologer and widely admired astrology author. Founder of the Society of Practising Astrologers in the Netherlands and deeply passionate about a belief he found quite beautiful, Smit authored an astrology handbook and wrote popular articles for Dutch astrology publications like Earth & Cosmos and The Planets Speak. The planets failed to reveal the shock that was to come.
..................................................
Though no longer a believer, Smit remained drawn to astrology, conducting investigations as editor of Correlation – Journal of Objective Research into Astrology. He is now retired from a career as editor and translator at a scientific and technological laboratory, and has created the website Astrology and Science as a research archive.
“[A]strology has undeniable appeal,” Smit writes, that “satisfies the longing… to feel part of the universe.” I hope he’s remembered his childhood love of astronomy, and discovered how to satisfy that longing in ways that fulfill his truly courageous demand for truth.
https://bogardiner.wordpress.com/2015/03/08/a-professional-astrologist-realizes-astrology-isnt-real/
 
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sravna

Well-known member

Hey Athim,

This Gugley of yours has put me in a bit of bother. In fact this point was neither much debated nor kind of scripts/literature I have seen about it. Any how let me explain what ever I know on this subject. Abhijeet in simple translation means victorious. The brightest star in Lyra constellation, Vega is called as Abhijeet in Sanskrit. As the name itself suggests it is for the elite club. Now a days we follow the normal 27 Nakshtras only in our daily panchangam. However if you closely watch people born in last leg of Uthradam or 1st leg of Thiruvonam you will find some of them do excellently well in their life. Since the time span of Abhijeet Nakshtra is very short so will be the people born during this time. If we gather information about them and analyze, we will find them as Abhijeetians although they may officially claim their Nakshtra as Uthradam or Thiruvonam. Please watch for it and if you come across (you will definitely find a handful of people like this.)any one like this, please let me know. I would also like to analyze such horoscopes. Apart from that Lord Krishna used to call himself as an Abhijeetian .
In Bhagavad Geeta, Krishna said that He was Shiva among Rudras; He was Arjuna among Pandava and He was Abhijit among Nakshatras. All these statements underline the importance of Abhijit.


Like Nakshtra, there is Abhijeet Muhurtham as well.Classical
vedic texts mention Abhijit as one of the most auspicious time for doing any auspicious activity excepting travelling to southern direction. Its deity is Lord Brahma. Some vedic texts also mention that 28 minutes before and 28 minutes after 12:00 clock (a.m. and p.m. both) is called as Abhijit Muhurtham . This Muhuratham is so auspicious as it is believed that you don't need to consider any other factor if you choose this one as your muhurtham. The interesting fact is that Lord Rama was born at 12:00 a.m. and Lord Krishna was born at 12:00 p.m. Incidentally you may now like to see the time of beginning of this very thread (post No. 1)


NB: In case any of our learned members have more information in this very subject may please share it here so that more clarity is brought in to this query of Athimber.
Shri Ganesh,

I was born under Abhijit nakshatra. Just wanted to share the info.
 

renuka

Well-known member
I dont get it why Non Believers are asked to keep away from this thread.

I wont call myself a total believer of astrology and neither a total disbeliever but to a great extent I feel if I totally believe n astrology that means my faith in God is questionable cos if we totally believe in Mahima of God and have concept of surrender why bother about astrology? Just take everything happening in life as Takdir and move one accordingly.

Having saying that...I still do not mind reading anything related to astrology if I am regarding it as a science and just like any other science..it could be prone to error too and can NOT be considered 100% accurate cos science evolves as we discover.

Personally I have a question with regards to astrology..that is...what are the latest discovery in the field of astrology? Does it progress too and have new findings that prove old findings wrong and inaccurate or is it just a static field that does not evolve and has already reached its peak in application?

I feel every type of person in Forum should share their opinions and interests..there is no harm even for a Non Believer to pose questions as long its civil and non personal attack in nature.


Why do we need to fear a non believer or an opponent? Fear shows lack of knowledge and many try to cover it up by being "humble".

Its by not testing our depth of knowledge and depth of ignorance that leads to a close mind that can only adhere to superstition.

I find this thread very informative and I am pretty sure Ganesh Ji can handle any type of question.
 
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tbs

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hi ganesh sir,

i stop posting about my views in this THREAD....SORRY TO SAY... the reason.....NON BELIEVERS/TREAD ATTACKERS..
 

renuka

Well-known member
hi ganesh sir,

i stop posting about my views in this THREAD....SORRY TO SAY... the reason.....NON BELIEVERS/TREAD ATTACKERS..
Dear TBS Garu,

I wonder why you want to stop posting.

No one is going to attack you or disbelief you..in fact its you who has the Masters in Astrology but you prefer not to share your insights.

Most so called Non Believers here are civil enough not to personal attack a poster even though they might not agree with the post.

So I do hope you change your mind a participate cos the info you provide would be beneficial.

Do not run..by running people like Zakir Naik flourish cos no one to oppose him.
 

GANESH65

Well-known member
Shri Ganesh,

I was born under Abhijit nakshatra. Just wanted to share the info.
Hats off Sravana. You cannot give me a good news better than this. In fact I should have guessed it for your dare devil approach on experiments on Spiritualism (One of the major characteristics of Abhijitians are they are highly spiritual) that no one else than an Abhijitian could do it. Now in case you think alright, you may please share your horoscope for my research purpose. You can do it through PM. You may need to give me your date, time and place of birth at first .Please let me know.
 

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