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Astrological Miscellany

Smriti Irani: Opinions and Everybody’s business

By Kshitij Sharma, November 25, 2014 is a serious astrology site. I do believe in the science and art of astrology. However, I also believe in free speech and respect the opinions that are expressed on internet and on the media.

Over past few days, Mrs. Smriti Irani has been in news for the wrong reasons. She visited an astrologer and asked about her future. This is what TOI has to say on the story:

Along with her husband Zubin Irani, the minister had on Sunday gone to visit Pandit Nathulal Vyas at Karoi village in Bhilwara, Rajasthan. According to TV reports, in her four-hour long meeting with Vyas, Irani reportedly asked several questions on her political and personal future and also thanked the astrologer for his correct prediction.

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Goa Chief Minister Oath Taking Time

By Kshitij Sharma, November 8, 2014

The new Chief Minister of Goa took oath of office on Saturday, 8th November 2014 at 4.00 PM in Panaji, Goa. I did not watch the television to note the exact time, but this site mentions that the ceremony was supposed to start at 4.00 and the newsflash came in at 4.05 PM that he is the new CM of Goa. Quoting from the website: “4:05 pm: Laxmikant Parsekar is the new chief minister of Goa. He has just been administered oaths of office and secrecy by Governor Mridula Sinha.”

I have not had time to work on the horoscope yet. I will do that shortly. I am just copy-pasting the

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BJP Chief Ministers Swearing In Charts

By Kshitij Sharma, October 31, 2014

The two BJP chief ministers of Haryana and Maharashtra were sworn in this week. Oct/Nov is not a good time for new governments coming in since Venus & Saturn are combust throughout – but government formation cannot be in limbo just to wait for a good/auspicious timing. In the given circumstances, the astrologers have done a reasonable job in pegging the muhurta. The details are as follows:

Shri Manohar Lal Khattar was sworn in on:

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Muhurta Timing for Diwali 2014

By Kshitij Sharma, October 8, 2014

lakshmi3Diwali will be celebrated on 23rd October 2014 all over the world. The good timing, i.e. Muhurta for Dipavali depends on the Panchanga of the day and also the lagna when Lakshmi Poojan can happen. Apart from this, Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange will be open for approximately 75 mins for Muhurat Trading from 18:15 PM through 19.30 PM.

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Parallels in India

By Kshitij Sharma, October 4, 2014

I got this message from a friend of mine about an article in National Public Radio website – In India, Science And Astrology Comfortably Coexist.

It is an interesting article from Western perspective, but it is nothing new in India. Quoting from the article:

It is not uncommon in India to find highly educated people from accomplished professions becoming astrologers.

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Badhaka Planets

By Kshitij Sharma, August 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. if Ascendant in a kundali is Aries, then ascendant is called “movable” and so on.

For the 12 rashi, the badhaka-sthanas are as follows:

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Astrology and Stamps

By Kshitij Sharma, July 19, 2014

When I was a kid, my hobby was collecting stamps. I started at the age of 10 and till the time I went to college, I kept buying all sorts of stamps – Indian, foreign… all shapes and sizes. At one time, I had a full book of over a thousand stamps. I was quite proud of the collection that contained some of the very first stamps of India, those issued on the day of Indian independence, Republic Day etc. Then one day, someone stole the entire collection. Not one stamp, not a page, but the entire collection. I was distraught but could not do much. We could never figure out who stole the stamp book. We have our suspects, but could never prove anything.

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Narendra Modi Swearing-in Chart

By Kshitij Sharma, May 26, 2014

The kundali of Shri Narendra Modi taking oath as 15th Prime Minister of India at the Rashtrapati Bhavan is attached. The swearing in ceremony started just after 6:00 PM when the President of India came down the stairs. As soon as he came down, his permission to begin the ceremony was sought. Immediately after, Modi came to the stage and took the oath of office in Hindi. The basic details are:

Place: Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi (28.6143° N, 77.1998° E), Time: 6:11 PM, Date: 26 May 2014. Libra lagna – Not Scorpio, lagna does not change till 6.15 PM.

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2014 Elections–Important Dates & Times

By Kshitij Sharma, May 20, 2014

Election process and schedule: Good and interactive map with the dates and place of voting.

Results declared – through the day on 16th May.

PM Manmohan Singh tenders resignation: 17th May 2014 between 12.50 pm and 1.10 PM at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. There was a band of time between which  MMS reached the venue and when he came out

Modi elected leader of NDA in parliament – 20th May, 12.15 PM. Proposed by LK Advani and seconded by Murali Manuhar Joshi.

New Gujrat CM to be sworn in on 22nd May at 12.39 pm in Gandhinagar.

New PM Modi to be sworn in on 26th May at 6.00 PM in Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

Reviewing More Books on Vedic Astrology

By Kshitij Sharma, April 27, 2012

I hadn’t found time to work on the website for quite some time now. This was very evident from the frequency of posts, not allowing comments etc. During this time, I did purchase a lot of books, but hadn’t reviewed them on the site under this list – Vedic Astrology Books.

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