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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

Weekly Panchanga 17 Aug 2014

By Kshitij Sharma, Aug 16, 2014

This week of August 17th 2014 is a little better than last one where Panchak operated and a bunch of inauspicious Yogas made the week very tight. As you will see below, this week is a better one compared to last one. The panchanga is generated for the week 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 12:00Continue reading

Saturn Mars Conjunction August 2014

By Kshitij Sharma, Aug 11, 2014

Effect of Mars/Saturn conjunction on various rashis, natal horoscope and on day to day affairs is described in the article. Saturn and Mars will be conjunct on August 25th/26th. The exact conjunction will occur around midnight of August 25th, going into August 26th. Their latitudinal degrees are different, and therefore the planets will not eclipse each other, but will appear pretty close. This will not be a photo opportunity as for Venus Jupiter conjunction a week before. Mars is fast moving planet, but Saturn is the slowest planet of the astrological system. This phenomenon occurs once approximately 2 years. This time, the conjunction is seen in Libra rashi, Vishakha nakshatra at 204°. The two planets will be at planetary warContinue reading

Weekly Panchanga August 10th 2014

By Kshitij Sharma, Aug 09, 2014

This is the panchanga for the week that is generated for the whole week of August 10th 2014 for Bangalore, India. If you are looking for specific panchanga 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,Continue reading

Queries on Children, Progeny

By Kshitij Sharma, Aug 02, 2014

Shri S Sharma has answered two questions posted on Progeny and Vedic Astrology post. I am deleting the comment from there and adding them in the Readers’ Queries section. Thanks you Sir for your responses. I sincerely hope it helps the readers of the website. Question 1 posted by Neha here > http://www.planetarypositions.com/yoga/2009/01/14/progeny-in-vedic-astrology/#comment-16742. The answer is as follows: Dear Neha In your horroscope Jupiter is debilitated and 5th lord Venus is in lagna with debilitated jupiter and afflicted with Sun and aspected by Saturn. 5th lord venus is also combust. In Saptamnsha kundli 5ht lord is in fourth house and lagnesh of saptamsha is in ashtam house. These planetary combinations indicate problems in progeny. Your moon is also afflicted withContinue reading

Weekly Panchanga August 3rd 2014

By Kshitij Sharma, Aug 01, 2014

This is the panchanga for the whole week that is generated for the whole week of August 3rd 2014 for Bangalore, India. If you are looking for specific panchanga 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 Dvitiya 15:45 hours 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.Continue reading