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Weekly Panchanga: 14th Sept 2014

By Kshitij Sharma, Sep 12, 2014

The panchanga is generated for the week of 14th September through 20th September 2014 taking the reference of Bangalore, India. Panchak ended on Thursday, September 11. If you are looking for specific time/details for your place, then you should use the panchanga applet on this page – panchanga.html. The table below explains how to read the changes. Take the case of Tithi for example: Tithi Start Time Prathama Start of the day at 12:00 AM Dvitiya Starts at 3:45 PM The Tithi at the start of the day, i.e. at 12:00 midnight is displayed. The second, if any, indicates change in Tithi at the time. In the above example, it means that at 12:00 midnight, the tithi was Prathama andContinue reading

Total Lunar Eclipse: 8th October 2014

By Kshitij Sharma, Sep 10, 2014

On 8th of October, a total lunar eclipse would occur that would visible throughout most of North America, South America, eastern Asia – China, Japan, Korea etc., and Australia. The information about the extent, duration and the visibility on Earth can be obtained through this site - NASA Map and Eclipse Information. In India, this eclipse will be visible at moonrise only in the extreme eastern part of the country – parts of Assam, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh. Eclipse is not visible in the rest of the country. The effect of eclipse should not be considered in the places where it is not visible. Earth always casts a shadow in space. As an astronomical phenomenon, a lunar eclipse occursContinue reading

Sanskrit Dictionary

By Kshitij Sharma, Sep 07, 2014

There are a lot of good books on Vedic Astrology in Hindi and other languages, as compared to the quality and quantity of books in English. The books in English are directed towards Western countries and to expose them towards this ancient science. These books are frequently written on basic topics, like how to cast a chart, how to interpret signs, planets and houses, and how to use the predictive methods. There are very few astrologers who have both the command on astrological principles as well as command on language. Shri David Frawley and Shri PVR Narsimha’s books are brilliant. Frawley’s book “Astrology of the Seers” is superb for its philosophical angle and Narsimha’s book is great for its application,Continue reading

Venus Gochar Kanya Rashi Sept Oct 2014

By Kshitij Sharma, Sep 07, 2014

Find out how Venus Gochar affects you according to your moon sign. Venus will transit (gochar) to Virgo/Kanya rashi in early morning hours on 25th September 2014 as per Indian Standard Time for a horoscope prepared for Bangalore. Venus remains in Virgo through October 19th, when it moves to its own sign of Libra on 19th October 2014. This is a very short transit in Virgo, mainly because it is not getting retrograde in the middle and is maintaining pretty much constant speed through the transit. Venus is combust around October 27, but by then it would be out of Virgo rashi. Venus would be conjunct with Rahu and opposition with Ketu on October 15th, when it comes within aContinue reading

Weekly Panchanga: 7 September 2014

By Kshitij Sharma, Sep 05, 2014

The panchanga is generated for the week of 7th September through 13th September 2014 taking the reference of Bangalore, India. This is a tough week with small pockets of muhurtas to take up new activities. Continue with your life on plans that are already made and focus your energies on such activities. Panchak starts on Sunday September 07, 2014 at 7:55 PM. It ends on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 8:45 PM. If you are looking for specific time/details for your place, then you should use the panchanga applet on this page – panchanga.html. The table below explains how to read the changes. Take the case of Tithi for example: Tithi Start Time Prathama Start of the day at 12:00Continue reading

Panchanga 31 Aug 2014

By Kshitij Sharma, Aug 30, 2014

The panchanga is generated for the week of 31st August through 6th September 2014 taking the reference of Bangalore, India. If you are looking for specific time/details for your place, then you should use the panchanga applet on this page – panchanga.html. The table below explains how to read the changes. Take the case of Tithi for example: Tithi Start Time Prathama Start of the day at 12:00 AM Dvitiya Starts at 3:45 PM The Tithi at the start of the day, i.e. at 12:00 midnight is displayed. The second, if any, indicates change in Tithi at the time. In the above example, it means that at 12:00 midnight, the tithi was Prathama and at 3:45 in the afternoon, itContinue reading

Badhaka Planets

By Kshitij Sharma, Aug 27, 2014

In Sanskrit, badha (बाधा) means obstruction. Look at the thesaurus and the other synonyms are – impediment, handicap, hindrance, holdback etc. A Baadhak planet creates a hindrance to the good results shown for a sign and the house in which the sign falls. There is a concept of of baadhaksthana, the house that causes the hindrance and badhaka, the lord of the baadhak-sthana, which is the planet that causes the hindrance. The concept is explained in Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra, where badhakasthana is defined as – 11th house in a horoscope for movable signs, 9th house for fixed signs and 7th house for dual natured signs. The signs are considered as occupying the house based on the ascendant. E.g. ifContinue reading

Kendradhipati Dosha

By Kshitij Sharma, Aug 25, 2014

In Vedic Astrology, the kendras are 1, 4, 7 and 10 houses in a natal horoscope. These are supposed to be the houses of action and govern some of the major aspects of life. Kendradhipati dosha is the blemish of ownership of these kendras and works to negate the natural characteristic of the planet owning the house. If the lord of such a house in a horoscope is a natural malefic, then the harmful effects come down. Similarly the good effects of the natural benefics comes down a notch. The ascendant lord is not counted in this equation and continues to be a benefic for the person. An ascendant is never a malefic. It will always define a person andContinue reading

Weekly Panchanga : August 24th, 2014

By Kshitij Sharma, Aug 23, 2014

The panchanga is generated for the week of August 2014 taking the reference of Bangalore, India. If you are looking for specific time/details for your place, then you should use the panchanga applet on this page – panchanga.html. The table below explains how to read the changes. Take the case of Tithi for example: Tithi Start Time Prathama Start of the day at 12:00 AM Dvitiya Starts at 3:45 PM The Tithi at the start of the day, i.e. at 12:00 midnight is displayed. The second, if any, indicates change in Tithi at the time. In the above example, it means that at 12:00 midnight, the tithi was Prathama and at 3:45 in the afternoon, it changed to Dvitiya. InContinue reading

Monthly Predictions September 2014

By Kshitij Sharma, Aug 20, 2014

September 2014 month’s predictions are based on the moon sign, i.e. janma rashi in your horoscope, based on the Vedic niryana system. Please do not substitute your Sun sign or a western astrology moon sign here. If you do not know your janma rashi, please refer to the kundali applet on this page. Jupiter remains in Cancer and came out of combustion (udit) for the month. Rahu/Ketu remain in Virgo/Taurus respectively. Saturn remains in the sign of Libra through the month. Sadhe-sati is on for Virgo, Libra and Scorpio rashis, with Saturn being in 2nd, 1st and 12th house respectively in the janma rashi chart. Mars is in Libra at the beginning of the month. It moves to swakshetra ScorpioContinue reading