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Why is my site free?

By Kshitij Sharma, July 22, 2005

Back in 2001, I wrote a small program for myself to generate charts. I then showed it to some friends and they suggested that I should design a user interface and publish it on the web. So basically the chart maker program is purely a result of a hobby. Why should I charge money for something that I am interested in…Apart from that, I don’t think what I am doing amounts to a great service for which I should be charging money. The software just displayes the chart. I do not give any interpretation, nor do I give any online advice. Hence, the site is and will remain free… till the time someone buys it out 😉

That said, a lot of people do email me with their questions. I will try to answer some generic questions here on the blog, however, please do understand that I respect your privacy and under no circumstances will I ever give out any identifiable details on this blog.

Keep watching this space.


  • Comment by Anonymous on September 25, 2005 at 11:29 pm

    Good work. How does your progam compute Lagna for those who are born outside India? Which of the following basis do you use?

    1. Convert the birth time to IST and compute the Lagna and the planetary positions.

    2. Compute Lagna based on birth time (local time and not IST) and compute planetary positions based on the converted time in IST.

    Thanks in advance.

  • Comment by Kshitij Sharma on September 26, 2005 at 8:32 pm

    This is in response to the comment above. I would have liked to have some contact details of the person leaving the comment, but hope s/he would come back to this blog to read my reply:

    The lagna is computed based on the local time in two steps:

    1. First, time is converted to UTC based on the time and timezone.
    2. Then time is converted to local time, based on the longitude of the place of birth.

    Hope this clarifies.

  • Comment by Agrawal on November 15, 2005 at 4:22 pm

    I have used your program for match making and have found very very useful. I was thinking of a way to improve these reports. Can your program also generate lower and upper limits for birth time, longitude and latitude so that even if these values change between these limits there will be no change in the birthcharts and match charts? Generally there could be errors in noting the time. Also some of cities are very big to have good variations in longitude and latitude. You can contact me at

  • Comment by realisedlife on January 7, 2007 at 10:36 pm

    Your site is excellant. But some uncomforts:

    1. As you have not provided a registration system with you, it will be tough to remember you always.

    2. If you provide newsletter for your fans like me, then often touch with you is possible.

  • Comment by dinesh on October 29, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    After a long time I have come across an astrological site which is not asking for money, great work, my congratulations and good wishes, can you provide me your contact details.

  • Comment by Bijesh on April 4, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Dear Sir,

    I am an young astrologer hailing from kerala and doing professional consultation since last 10 years based in Bangalore and now in Mumbai. Let me show my gratitude to you for bringing out such a great service for the people free of cost. Being an astrologer i make use of ur website on occassions when casting a horoscope wchich has a moon or lagna falling in the cusp of 2 signs for confirmation.

    All these days i was thinking that this website is brought out either by a firm related to astrological activities or by a group of such people. Lately, after going through some of the comments posted by the viewers of this site i understood that it’s been the hard work and large heart of a single person and i am really really happy to know that still there are some souls like you who have devoted time n energy to the cause of indian vedic astrology. Though i don’t know you personally i believe that i need to convey you my gratitude for ur great service to the vedic astrology, since i myself is humble follower of this great science.

    Dear Sir, I have gone through some of the comments posted by the viewers and found that you have replied to one of the comment that you would like to have your horoscope read if he is an astrologer. I convey you that i wish to look into your horoscope if you don’t have any objections. Hoping to hear from you,
    Yours Truly,


  • Comment by Gajanan on April 26, 2009 at 1:11 am

    I used your site earlier, but now a days it doesn’t show me any birth charts or charts matching. It gives a message that “Java Enabled browser is required”. I have checked my browser which is java enabled, but still why I don’t see anything?


  • Comment by chander on May 13, 2009 at 11:43 am

    You do a good favor to people, thanks.
    I recently tried the kundli matching ()gun milap ) software and i think there is some mistake
    – my wife has mangal,sun,mercury in the 7th house but when matched your soft ware said “the dosha does not exist as mars is in the 12th house …”
    Ill give you my details to recheck..

    My DOb – 04/08/1981
    time -18h 49M
    Zone time – 8.0 hrs
    Lat 5’25N
    Long 100’15E

    Her Dob- 06/11/1989
    time-07h 35ms
    Zome 5.30E
    Lat 21’10N
    long 72’50E

    Pls get back
    thanks you

  • Comment by Jessica on June 5, 2009 at 3:25 am

    Dear Sir

    i would like to contact you so if there is a chance could you please reply back to me. Regards


  • Comment by Satyanarayana Rao V on May 30, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Dear sir I want to download to my computer a free horscope or astrology software.I want to use it for my family members and friends.My uncle was awriter of telugu panchanga.Please let me know the web site where I can get free down load of astrology soft wear besides your contact address and phone No.My address is V Satyanarayana Rao Sy no 109 Appannappa Lay Out,Anjananagara,Bangalore-560091.Phone No is 080 23281425.Mobile
    Yours Fithfully,
    V Satyanarayana Rao.

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