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HTML Format Astrology Chart

By Kshitij Sharma, May 28, 2012

It was brought to my notice that the HTML format horoscope is not working on this site. It seems that the server where this application was hosted has deleted my account. The astrology chart was made using a perl script and I seem to have lost the source code for it 🙁 I am still trying to search.

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Free Jyotish Horoscope Software

By Kshitij Sharma, July 22, 2008

Upon purchase of one year subscription of Express Star Teller, the subscriber is asked for relevant details of date, time and place of birth. This information is used to generate a varshaphal and predictions are made using a commercially available software – Parashara’s Light 6.0. From the printout, it looks like a computer generated report and a lot of manual effort does not seem to have gone in. Parashara’s Light 6.0 is available for a price from GeoVision Software Inc. and you can find the details here. Continue reading

Vedic Astrology Software – Online

By Kshitij Sharma, March 6, 2008

I get a lot of queries about the Vedic astrology software on this website. Some of the folks who write to me do not have a java enabled web browser. This janma kundali software and the horoscope compatibility software Continue reading

Daylight savings parameter for horoscopes

By Kshitij Sharma, October 2, 2007

Based on my email exchanges with Basab over the last few days, I realized that there is still a lot of confusion over how to enter values in the birth chart application to generate janma kundli and it is especially true for folks living outside India and those who live in places with daylight savings during a certain part of the year. Horoscope applications throughout the world (for either Western or Vedic Astrology) can programmatically determine if daylight savings is in effect for a place of birth at the time of birth. This programming, however, is not entirely foolproof. Moreover, the laws governing daylight savings can be changed by the government of the day. I have therefore chosen not to incorporate such a logic in the birth chart application on this website and prefer to take this input from the user.

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War time correction for horoscopes

By Kshitij Sharma, September 29, 2007

During World War II, all over pre-independence India, i.e. present day India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, clocks were moved forward by one hour to make Indian time 6 hours and 30 minutes ahead of GMT. The exact dates for this change are from September 1, 1942 to October 14, 1945. 1

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Use of Google Earth

By Kshitij Sharma, October 6, 2006

That Google Earth is now available for a lot of Indian cities is an old story.

There is a fairly decent way of determining the latitude and longitude of birth using this software. Locate the building where the child was born, place the mouse over the building and note down the exact latitude and longitude. Use this value in the birth chart generator application. Google Earth gives you latitude and longitude in degrees and minutes and seconds and fractions thereof. It would not matter a lot, e.g. for me, the difference in my Continue reading

South Indian Version Kundali

By Kshitij Sharma, August 22, 2006

Finally, finally there is a South Indian version of the Kundali. The version of the kundali you would want to display is now taken as an input from right where you enter date/place/time of birth details.
The birth chart image generator is also updated to generate South Indian or North Indian version of the birth chart. What image is being displayed would depend on the choice you made just before clicking the button. Continue reading

Ascendant Nakshatra Pada Calculation Error

By Kshitij Sharma, May 19, 2006

Hi All,

A problem was reported by Sumit SD who observed the behavior of the application while generating this birth chart of his son. There was a mistake in calculating the nakshatra pada of the ascendant.
I have isolated the problem and fixed it. Continue reading

Date Format issue for Vimshottari Dasha : Fixed

By Kshitij Sharma, February 23, 2006

Hi Everyone,
I have fixed the problem for date format. There should not be any confusion now as the dates are displayed in DD-MMM-YYYY format. All of you are requested to try it out and let me know if it works well.
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Date Format – Vimshottari Dasha

By Kshitij Sharma, February 21, 2006

Dear Blog Readers,
A lot of users of my birth chart application get confused when they see the date format in DD-MM-YY for the Vimshottari Dasha dates, where I display only the last two digits of the year as opposed to displaying the entire string – e.g. 1996 is displayed as 96 and 2004 is displayed as 04. I have been following this convention right from day one as I wanted to save some precious screen real estate. Please take a look at this image and you can see the problem for yourself.

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