Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Destiny, Free-Will and Purpose of Astrology

People ask this question again and again - what is the ratio of free will against destiny? How much of our life we can control? This is a question that has been asked to me at least a thousand times, so I think that it is a good material for this blog. Astrologers are divided on this subject. Though my answer is very clear that everything is predetermined and nothing can be changed. When I say this the next question, always, is - what the purpose of astrology is, if everything is predetermined? This is an important question and here is my answer.

The word Jyotisha is a combination of two words - Jyoti (light) and Isha (God). Literally speaking, Jyotisha means the light of god. You know why it is called so? It is called so because it is also a tool of self realization similar to other popular ways (marga) like Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raj Yoga, Jnana Yoga etc. If you will deeply observe all these yogas, the objective is to end 'I' – the ego, the self. In Jnana Yoga it is done by constantly remembering that you are the God and there exists no duality... there is no 'I'. That's why Jnana Yogis keep chanting 'Aham Brahamsmi'. While in Bhakti Yoga, you need to dissolve yourself in God through complete surrender, which results in the end of ego. Hence duality dissolves with the ego in this path too. Similarly in Raja Yoga, this objective is achieved through meditation and other techniques. When you practice all these techniques your consciousness starts increasing and a time comes when your consciousness encompasses whole universe, and as a result of this there remains only one consciousness – the consciousness of entire existence and again the individual ego dissolves in this cosmic consciousness.

Similarly, by practicing Jyotisha, an astrologer keeps remembering the fact that everything is predetermined and it keeps hurting the ego or the 'I'. It is because the ego can exist only as a doer, if you understand that nothing can be done by ego, it evaporates at that very moment. At one stage with the accuracy of astrological predictions, astrologer understands that ego is simply a mirage and it is just like a veil on the pure consciousness and this is the point of self-realization. So Jyotisha is the door to self-realization and that is the purpose of astrology.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

2009 Horoscope - Year 2009 Predictions For You

Year 2009 is round the corner. This year we decided to add annual predictions features for year 2009 based on AstroSage astrological engine. As we are using AstroSage's astrological engine, we have both personalized horoscopes which are based on your birth chart as well as moon sign based horoscopes. Please check your 2009 horoscopes out at -
If you like this feature, please share your feedback with us and tell about it to your friends.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Varshphal (Annual Prediction) is Back

We are adding frequent features to and as a result of a recent change, we had to disable Varshphal (annual prediction) feature. As this is year ending period, everyone wants to see his/ her predictions for the coming year i.e. year 2009. I received tons of requests to make it available as soon as possible. Keeping those requests in mind, we made it high priority request and worked on it. I am happy to tell that Varshphal is now back with more predictions. Please have a look and let me know your feedback. For seeing Varshphal, you need to create your birth chart (kundli) and then you will find Varshphal on the left side of the menu with the title 'Varshphal (Annual Predictions)'.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Daily Hindu Panchang

I am pleased to inform that the Daily Hindu Panchang (Indian Calendar/ Panchangam) is now available on You can get daily tithi, var, nakshatra, yog, karan and festival information. There are following ways you can get Daily Hindu Panchang -

* Subscibe SMS of Daily Panchang on Mobile Phone
* Subscibe Daily Panchang on E-Mail
* Daily Panchang on Web
* Subscibe Panchang RSS Feed

1. The Print Page feature was down for the last few days. It is working now, so you can take printout of parashari, shodashvarga and KP system pages.
2. The Varshphal feature is disabled due to some changes we are making. It should be up pretty soon. Please keep an eye on it.

Related Posts:
1. KP Panchang/ KP Diary

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Announcing The Fastest Way of Creating Kundali on Internet

As you know that we have a Janma Kundali and Prashna Kundali Software on With the availability of new tools and technology, we felt a need for a quicker, easier and more flexible method for creating detailed Kundali.

Keeping it in mind, we have desinged a new and powerful interface for the instant chart feature of and this new interface can be found at

In this new interface, you can type some characters of your city name and it will fetch the cities matching with that name and populates city details there itself. You can then select the city using your mouse. In case you are not satisfied with the latitude/longitude or the city is not there in the database, you can type your own latitude/ longitude/ timezone.

Please try and let us know your feedback. Please note that the software is still in beta and your feedback will help in improving it. Also if you like this software, please tell it to your friends and family members so that they can also utilize it.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Now You Can Add New Cities to AstroSage

There was a bug in (our free online horoscope matching and janam kundali software) which was not allowing users to add new cities to the AstroSage city database. If you didn't have your city in the existing city database, you had to use the nearby city which is not good for astrological calculations. I am happy to tell that this bug has been resolved and now you can add new city to the city database. You just need to type the city name at first step of birth chart/ horary chart creation, and AstroSage will guide you through city addition process in case the entered city didn't exist in the database. Please check and let us know your feedback.

Also due to a recent server shift, feedback form on AstroSage was not working. Now it is corrected and you can give your feedback by going to the feedback page at

As you might know that recently we have added a new 'print' feature on We got feedback that the print quality is not very good. We are working on improving the print quality and the high quality printouts should be available latest by the next week. So keep an eye on the announcements here.

As always, if you like AstroSage, you can tell your friends and family members about it by going to the referrer page - References are highly appreciated.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Diwali Pooja: Some Important Points to Know

Tomorrow is Diwali. Hindu scriptures have lots to tell about dos and donts on this holy festival. Here I have noted down few important points for you -
  • Take oil massage in the morning
  • Worship with deepak
  • The best time for Laxmi pujan is 3 muhurta (144 minutes) from sunset. Three muhurta (6 ghadi or 144 minutes) period everyday is called Nitya Pradosh and considered auspicious. As I mentioned in the last post, please consult local panchang or news paper to know the exact muhurat time for your place.
  • Fast till Laxmi Pujan and eat only once after the pooja
  • Wear flower garland
  • Put on white clothes
  • Remain awake till mid night and throw away poverty from the home by playing holy instruments (shankh etc.)

Friday, October 24, 2008

Panchang & Diwali Muhurta for Laxmi Pujan

These are articles are good introduction to panchang and Muhurta astrology respectively -

These are good introductory articles and must read for astrology beginners, especially students from the Muhurta branch of Vedic astrology.

I reached these websites while I was trying to find out the authentic websites that gives Muhurta for Laxmi Pujan this Deepawali (2008). I didn't find much agreement and I think this is definitely a topic of detailed article. Though there is not much time before Diwali so you will have to wait till next Diwali ;-)

Anyways, it is important to understant that the two most important parts of Diwali Laxmi Pujan muhurta calculation are sunrise time (for calculating pradosh period) and ascendant (lagna). Both of these varies from location to location. So the muhurta for Delhi will not be same as muhurta for Agra. It is important you consult local panchang, local news paper or local astrologer so that you know exact muhurta for your location.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Achieved 1000 Members Mark. Thanks.

Today this blog crossed 1,000 members mark. I never expected it to be this fast and I would like to thank all my readers to make this blog instant success. I hope you will continue showing your love and I promise to contribute to this blog in my best possible way.

This is a time of economic recession and I get a lot of queries on share market and commodity market predictions. As you would have noted from my last post, now a days I am busy in finishing some of the new features of and hence not able to write regularly. I am hoping to finish some of the important modules by the end of this month, so you will see me in action again pretty soon.

Coming back to the share market, there is one very good discussion going on share market in my K P astrology discussion forum. If you are an astrologer, you can also contribute kp astrology forum here. This may also be good for the general people, who are interested knowing about share trends and astrological views.

I also want to remind about certain important thing here like -
  1. You can subscribe to this blog on your mobile phone as SMS.
  2. Now you can take print out of your janam patri/ kundali from Please check and let me know your feedback.
  3. You can also reach to this blog by typing the shorter address
  4. Most importantly, if you like my website, you can tell it to your friends and family members.
Thanks once again for your love.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Print Birth Chart/ Horoscope Online

Get Hard-copy of birth charts and horary charts FREE

Dear Friends,

You might be wondering where was I, as you didn't see any blog post here. Actually I was busy in making some enhancements to, so that it becomes more useful for the people. One such recently added feature is "Print" feature in AstroSage.

I am extremely pleased to announce that now you can take printout of horoscopes/ birth charts/ kundlis/ janam patri from In absence of a FREE solution for printing kundlis, people have to struggle with all sort of technical complexities. We have seen recent discussions on software where members struggled to get chart using a free software. Now with this new functionality, you have following advantage –

1. Take prints of detailed astrology calculation on one signle page
2. Share horoscope online on the email as well as on the web

Now can generate the image of a page which can give you a formatted output. Right now, I have added three pages as follows –
1. KP Page – it gives you planetary positions, cuspal positions, significators, ruling planets etc.
2. Shodashvarga Page – It gives you all 16 divisional charts on one page.
3. Main Page – It gives you lagna chart, navamasa chart, ashtakvarga, chalit positions etc.

Once you create a chart using, look for KP print page and other print pages. Some links are marked with "new" so that it can be located easily.

I would also like to request my readers to to forward this email to your friends and family members so that they can also take advantage of this feature. It will help in spreading the words and making this free utility available to all. I believe that it will be very useful for the astrology enthusiasts.

Looking forward to your feedback so that I can improve it further and incorporate more features.

Thanks & Regards,

Punit Pandey

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Astrology on Mobile Phones/ SMS

Recently Google has started one service named "Google SMS Channels" in India using which you can subscribe various blogs, websites and feeds on your mobile phone. You can use this feature for subscribing AstroSage daily horoscopes and also regular updates from this blog on SMS. You should note that this services from Google is absolutely FREE.

Daily Horoscope on Mobile Phones as Text Message (SMS)
Click on the link of your moon sign to subscribe for daily horoscope/ dainik rashiphal/ daily predictions -


Alerts of This Blog on Your Mobile Phone as Text Message (SMS)
If you like this blog and wants to remain updates about the latest articles published here, you can subscribe updates from this blog on your mobile phone. Please join Punit Pandey's Vedic Astrology blog updates.

As I am talking about astrology on mobile phones, I would also like to bring into your notice that we also have mobile phone edition of which can be found at This website will work on almost all phones inlcuding but not limited to iPhone, Nokia, Samsung, LG, Motorola, O2, Palm, and Miscrosoft phones etc. you can point the browser of your mobile phone to to access AstroSage on Mobile Phone. Now a days almost all mobile phones are GPRS/ WAP enabled and have web browsers.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Durga Puja Aarti & Durga Chalisa


Jai Ambe Gauri, Mayya Jai Shyama Gauri
Tumko Nish-Din Dhyavat, Hari Brahma Shivri [1] Jai Ambe Gauri
Maang Sindoor Virajat, Tiko Mrig-Mad Ko
Ujjwal Se Dou Naina, Chandra Vadan Niko [2] Jai Ambe Gauri
Kanak Samaan Kalewar, Raktaambar Raaje
Rakt Pushp Gal-Mala, Kanthan Par Saaje [3] Jai Ambe Gauri
Kehri Vahan Rajat, Kharag Khapar DhaariSur Nar Muni Jan Sevat,
Tinke Dukh Haari [4] Jai Ambe Gauri
Kanan Kundal Shobhit , Naas-Agre Moti
Kotik Chandra Divakar, Sum Rajat Jyoti [5] Jai Ambe Gauri
Shumbh Ni-Shumbh Vidare, Mahisha Sur Ghati
Dhumra-Vilochan Naina, Nish-Din Mad Mati [6] Jai Ambe Gauri
Chandh Mundh Sangh-Haare, Shonit Beej Hare
Madhu Kaitabh Dou Maare, Sur Bhe Heen Kare [7] Jai Ambe Gauri
Brahmani Rudrani, Tum Kamla Rani
Aagam Nigam Bakhani, Tum Shiv Patrani [8] Jai Ambe Gauri
Chon-Sath Yogini Gavat, Nritya Karat Bhairon
Baajat Taal Mridanga, Aur Baajat Damaroo [9] Jai Ambe Gauri
Tum Ho Jag Ki Maata, Tum Hi Ho Bharta
Bhakto Ki Dukh Harata, Sukh Sampati Karata [10] Jai Ambe Gauri
Bhuja Chaar Ati Shobhit, Var Mudra Dhaari
Man Vaanchit Phal Pavat, Sevat Nar Naari [11] Jai Ambe Gauri
Kanchan Thaal Virajat, Agar Kapoor Baati
Shri Maal-Ketu Me Rajat, Kotik Ratan Jyoti [12] Jai Ambe Gauri
Shri Ambe-Ji-Ki Aarti, Jo Koi Nar Gaave
Kahat Shivanand Swami, Sukh Sampati Paave [13] Jai Ambe Gauri


Namo Namo Durge Sukh karani,
Namo Namo ambe Dukh harani.
Nirakar hai jyoti tumhari,
Tihun lok pheli ujayari.
Shashi lalat mukh mahavishala,
Netra lal bhrikutee vikarala.
Roop Matu ko adhika suhave,
Daras karat jan ati sukh pave.
Tum sansar shakti laya kina,

Palan hetu anna dhan dina.
Annapurna hui jag pala,
Tumhi adi sundari Bala.
Pralaya kala sab nashan hari,
Tum gauri Shiv-Shankar pyari.
Shiv yogi tumhre guna gaven,
Brahma Vishnu tumhen nit dhyaven.
Roop Saraswati ko tum dhara,
De subuddhi rishi munina ubara.
Dharyo roop Narsimha ko amba,
Pragat bhayin phar kar khamba.
Raksha kari Prahlaad bachayo,
Hiranakush ko swarga pathayo.
Lakshmi roop dharo jag mahin,
Shree Narayan anga samihahin.
Ksheer sindhu men karat vilasa,
Daya Sindhu, deeje man asa.
Hingalaja men tumhin Bhavani,
Mahima amit na jet bakhani.
Matangi Dhoomavati Mata,
Bhuvneshwari bagala sukhdata.
Shree Bhairav lara jog tarani,
Chhinna Bhala bhav dukh nivarani.
Kehari Vahan soh Bhavani,
Langur Veer Chalat agavani.
Kar men khappar khadag viraje,
Jako dekh kal dan bhaje.
Sohe astra aur trishoola,
Jase uthata shatru hiya shoola.
Nagarkot men tumhi virajat,
Tihun lok men danka bajat.
Shumbhu Nishumbhu Danuja tum mare,
Rakta-beeja shankhan samhare.
Mahishasur nripa ati abhimani,
Jehi agha bhar mahi akulani.
Roop karal Kalika dhara,
Sen Sahita tum tin samhara.
Pan garha Santan par jab jab,
Bhayi sahaya Matu tum tab tab.
Amarpuni aru basava loka,
Tava Mahirna sab rahen asoka.
Jwala men hai jyoti tumhari,
Tumhen sada poojen nar nari,
Prem bhakti se Jo yash gave,
Dukh-daridra nikat nahin ave.
Dhyave tumhen jo nar man laee,
Janam-maran tako chuti jaee.
Jogi sur-muni kahat pukari,
Jog na ho bin shakti tumhari.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Bomb Blasts in India: When is the Next One?

While analyzing Indian Varshpravesh chart for share market yesterday, few more important points came into my mind. One question I had was related to bomb blasts in India and is it going to end? Faizabad, Ahmedabad, Surat, Jaipur, Delhi .. when it is going to end?

To answer this question, let us have a look at the chart. Currently Rahu dasa is running from 14th August to 8th October. Rahu is in 2nd house aspected by Sun from 8th. The 2nd and 7th house are called maraka in astrology, so the placement of Rahu cannot be regarded good. Further Sun is 12th from its own house and conjoined by Ketu making it weak. 8th house is the mortality, death and suicide in Mundane astrology. Placement of Sun and Ketu is also weakening the 8th house. Our sages described Ketu's nature similar to Mars. Mars and Sun both are fiery, violent, and aggresive planets. In my opinion, if malefic and associated with 8th house, this combination signifies the bomb attacks, suicide bombing and terrorist attacks. Famous Mundane astrologers late Shri J. C. Luthara writes in his book "Practical Mundane Astrology" for Ketu in 8th as follows –

"People will be afflicted and large number of them will die through violent crime including murder, dacoity, self-immolation, epidemics of very virulent nature, venomous reptiles, intrigues, deception, assassinations, accidents, sudden mishaps, poisoning, fire, plague etc."

The time this book was written, I believe, terrorism was not that major a problem otherwise we would definitely have found terrorism in the above list. Though seeing the description above, we can easily conclude that terrorist attacks are one of the significations for malefic Ketu in 8th. Fiery Sun is also adding the heat to it.

As we can see above, the planetary positions are not telling us any good story and India has to face terrorism for the whole year till 15th August 2009. Only ray of hope is strong Lagna which gives India courage and resources to fight against terrorism. Also I think placement of 8th lord Moon in Lagna with Jupiter is slightly positive. According to the classical astrology Moon with Jupiter in Lagna constitute Gaja Kesari yoga. We can also see some instant relief as Rahu dasa is ending on 8th October and Jupiter dasa is starting which will end on 26th November. Jupiter is very well placed in the chart and we may see more terrorist arrests in this dasa. Jupiter dasa will not only challenge terrorists but also take them behind the bar.

Will there be more bomb blasts/ terrorist attacks?
As you can see from the above analysis for 2008-2009, it is bound to happen. There are more challenges for India going forward. Ketu and Sun dasa are yet to come and this is the period we should be most cautious. Ketu dasa will be from 15th March 2009 to 05th April 2009. Sun’s dasa will be from 5th June 2009 to 23rd June 2009. This is the period where Indian government and Indians should be most cautious and careful.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Hindu Festivals & Calendar for October 2008

Important Hindu festivals and events in October 2008

1st October – 2nd day of Navaratri Puja
2st October – Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri Anniversary/ Eid-ul-Fitar/ 3rd day of Navratri Puja
3rd October – Vainayaki Shri Ganesh Chaturthi/ 4th day of Navrathri Puja/ Goddess Lakshmi Worship begins in South India
4th October – 5th day of Navarathri Puja
5th October – 6th day of Navrathri Puja/ Durga Puja – Shasti Durga Devi Amantran
6th October – 7th day of Navaratri Puja - Goddess Saraswathi Puja Begins in South India/ Saptami Shri Durga Devi Saptami Vihita Puja
7th October – 8th day of Navarathri Puja/ Durga Ashtami
8th October – 9th day of Navrathri Puja/ Ayudha Puja/ Mahanavami
9th October – Dusshera – Vijaya Dashami
10th October - Bharat Milap
11th October – Ekadasi/ Pashankusha Ekadashi
12th October – Ravi Pradosh/ Pradosh Puja
15th October – Kartik Krishna Paksha Month Begins in Hindi Calendar
17th October – Karva Chauth/ Sankashti Shri Ganesh Chaturthi Vrata
23rd October - Indian National Kartik Month begins
24th October – Rambha Ekadashi
26th October – Dhanteras / Ravi Pradosh
27th October – Deepavali in South India/ Naraka Chathurdasi/ Month Shivratri Vrat
28th October – Kali Puja/ Diwali in North India
30th October – Bhaiya Dooj/ Bhai Bhij/ Yama Dwitiya

Indian Share Market Predictions for October 2008

September 2008 month proved absolutely dooming for Indian Share Market, rather World Share Markets in general. The financial crisis one after another shook the very foundation of the share market. It started with the Lehmen brothers, then Marill Lynch, AIG, Washington Mutual and we don’t know who is the next this Monday. In such a tumultuous situation astrological advice can be very useful. So let me talk about my reading of share market solely from the Indian Share Market perspective.

I am using the Indian independence Tajik Varshpravesh chart for this analysis. The 62nd year for India started on 14th August 2008 at 3:18:58 PM. Here is the annual chart –

Currently as per Mudda Vimshottari Dasa, used in Tajik Varshphal, India is passing through Rahu dasa till 8th October 2008. As we can see that the Rahu is in 2nd aspected by 9th lord Sun from 8th. Sun is with Ketu and hence weak in nature. 2nd house is 12th from 3rd, the house of share market and hence cannot be regarded good for share market. As the planet suggests, we already know that this Dasa has not been proved good till now.

Now as mentioned above, Rahu dasa is going to end on 8th October and Jupiter dasa will start. Jupiter is in his self sign Sagittarius with a friendly planet Moon. Moon, though friendly to Jupiter, being the lord of 8th brings slight negativity to it. Jupiter is 11th from 3rd, the house of share market, is good for the Share Market. So in my opinion, share market will improve in Jupiter’s dasa. Jupiter dasa will end by 26th of November and we will see much better time. In my opinion, it gives an investor buying opportunity as there are many positive signs for share market astrologically. If you are Futures & Options player it is good time to buy ‘Call’ options for October. You must note that as the Jupiter is involved here, the market will be a less volatile during Jupiter’s dasa between 8 October to 26 November.

My best wishes to the investors.

Tajik Varshpravsh charts can be calculated from

Related Posts:
1. Indian Share Market Forecast For Year 2008 - 2009
2. India Commodity Forecast for August - September 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

Lucky Number

True Horoscope or Personalized Horoscope is one of the most popular features in If you are not aware of the complex process that goes behind the scene when AstroSage calculates your daily prediction, I would suggest you to read this article. As this is among the most popular features in, I have planned to add more details to it. The first feature that I have added today is the Lucky Number. Lucky Number also uses True Horoscope's calculation engine and gives you the lucky number for a day based on Vedic Astrology principle. So, enjoy your True Horoscope and don't forget to share your feedback.

Related Posts:

1. Personalized Horoscopes Calculation Mechanism
2. AstroSage True Horoscope
3. Lucky Name - Shortcut to this Blog

I have registered a new domain name to give quick access to this blog. Present address of this blog ( it too big and a little hard to remember. I hope will be much easier to remember.

Please don't forgot to share with your friends and family members. You can also inform about to your friends by going to following page -

Nadi Dosha & Chart Matching

In Vedic astrology marriage match is done primarily by matching the Nakshatra of a body and a girl. In North India this Nakshatra based match is called Ashtakuta Guna Milap or 36 point match. Following eight (Ashta in Sanskrit) agreements are generally observed -
  1. Varna (for Work compatibility, point allotted - 1)
  2. Vashya (for Dominance compatibility, point allotted - 2)
  3. Tara (for Destiny compatibility, point allotted - 3)
  4. Yoni (for Mentality compatibility, point allotted - 4)
  5. Graha Maitri (for General compatibility, point allotted - 5)
  6. Gana (for Guna-level compatibility, point allotted - 6)
  7. Bhakoota (for Love compatibility, point allotted - 7)
  8. Nadi (for Health compatibility, point allotted - 8)

The above compatibility is based on the Nakshatra occupied by Moon in proposed husband's and wife's chart. This test takes a deeper look at the compatibility between two – psychological, spiritual, physical and sub-conscious level. As you can see from the above table, Nadi has given the most points and hence regarded as the most important factor by astrologers. The Nadi disagreement between two is also called Nadi Dosha and generally regarded as the strict ‘no’ for the marriage.

There are three different Nadis – Adi (start), Madhya (middle) and Antya (end) and they represent "Prakriti" of an individual that is his/her body constitution. As per Ayurveda there are three different Prakritis, vz Kaph, Vaat and Pita and Adi, Madhya and Antya Nadi are equivalent to that only. The exact Nakshatra based classification is as follows –

Antya Nadi


Madhya Nadi


Adi Nadi


Rohini MrigasiraArdra
Aslesha PushyaPunarvasu
Magha PoorvaphalguniUttaraphalguni

Nadi Dosha exists if proposed husband and wife are having same Nadi. Scientifically speaking having same Prakriti means their offspring will be physically weaker. If Nadis of proposed husband and wife are different it is only then marriage is recommended so they may have physically stronger children.

So how important is Nadi dosha in my opinion? I personally don't give much importance to Nadi Dosha as given by astrologers generally . In my opinion overall analyis of horoscope should be given precedence over than Nadi dosha. For example, 5th house represent the children in a horoscope and Jupiter is putrakaraka. An astrologer should analyze the 5th house and putrakaraka of both the charts and if these are strong, there is no need to worry about Nadi dosha. Nadi dosha is a quick method but I think the detailed and more accurate method (horoscope analysis) should be given more importance.

You can check Nadi dosha in your chart using our free astrology softwae

1. Horoscope Match For Marriage
2. Manglik Dosha Remedies

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sade Sati in Year 2008

Recently I have written article about Shani Sade Sati. In that article I explained what is Sade Sati, what is Dhaiya, what are the remedies for Sade Sati etc. In this quick article, I want to mention the rashi for which sade sati is running currently. Currently Shani (Saturn) is in Simha rashi (Leo Sign). As mentioned in my previous article, when Saturn is transiting through the 12th, 1st, and 2nd house from the natal (birth) moon, this is termed as Sade-sati.

For the people who have Virgo Moon sign (Kanya Rashi), Saturn will be passing through the 12th from Moon.
For the people who have Leo Moon sign (Simha Rashi), Saturn will be transiting over Moon (1st from Moon).
For the people who have Cancer Moon sign (Karka or Kataka Rashi), Saturn will be passing through the 2nd from Moon.

Hence presently Sade Sati is going on for Virgo, Leo, and Cancer Moon sign.

As the Dhaiya/Adhayia /Panoti is from 4th and 8th from Moon, the people having Taurus Moon sign (Vrishabha Rashi) or Scorpio Moon Sign (Vrishchik Rashi) are under the influence of Dhaiya/Adhayia /Panoti.

Saturn is going to be in Leo for the rest of this year so above will be true for remaining 2008.

Related Posts
1. Shani Sade Sati, calculation & remedies
2. Moon Sign calculator
3. Shani Sade Sati calculator with detailed report

Kal-Sarpa Yoga/ Dosha

Kal-sarpa Yoga or Kal-sarpa Dosha is formed when all the planets are between Rahu and Ketu axis in a chart. This is among the most fearsome dosha in astrology similar to Sade-sati and people are scared just by hearing the name of this yoga. 'Kaal' means death and Sarpa means snake and the name itself is good enough to scare people. It is said that the person born under Kaal Sarp Yog passes through death like agonies throughout the life.

I also share the astrologer K.N.Rao's view that the Kal-Sarpa Dosha is one of the biggest frauds in astrology. First of all nobody knows from where this kal-sarpa yoga has originated. No reference can be found in any of the classical texts like Brihat Parashar Hora Shastra, Brihat Jatak, Saravali etc. Secondly and most importantly, I always mentioned that the birth chart should be analysed in totality. Every horoscope has hundreds of good and bad yogas and all these yogas should be synthesized before drawing any conclusion. A single Rajyoga can not make anybody king, similarly a kal-sarpa yoga alone can not create death like situation.

Here is what Dr. B.V. Raman, the most respected Vedic astrologer of the last century, has to say about Kala-sarpa yoga:
"Kala-sarpa Yoga has its bright shades. It [is said to] makes one industrious, hardworking, aware of one's own ability- despite mental restlessness. It raises the natives to top positions in their respective fields provided of course other Raja Yogas are present. Rahu-Ketu axis favors rise in mundane life while Ketu-Rahu axis indicates elevation in spiritual matters. It is also found that Kala-sarpa Yoga natives get betrayed by trusted friends and even relatives. Suffering due to developments in life strengthens the mind and mellows one's outlook. This is a blessing of Kala-sarpa Yoga."

"It occurs to me that undue importance need not be given to Kala-sarpa Yoga. The view held by some astrologers that Kala-sarpa Yoga affects longevity and adversely affects the operation of other yogas favoring a rise in life, achievement, and accomplishment is not tenable. The overall assessment of the horoscope is important. No single yoga, including Kala-sarpa Yoga, is capable of marring or making a horoscope. In our view, Kala-sarpa Yoga plays an important role in mundane astrology [assessment of world events] and is not of much importance in individual charts."

It is what eminent astrologer K.N. Rao has to say about Kal Sarpa Yoga -
Here the astrologer, ever ready with a remedy, is in demand. This astrologer must first create fright in the minds of his clients and it is done most easily by pointing out Kala-sarpa Yoga or even half Kala-sarpa Yoga. Here he promises to perform a yagna at a cost of some thousands of rupees for shantis. This is the prerogative of the Brahmins.

So Kala-sarpa Yoga is a big and newly discovered source of income of Brahmins which is pitiable. Brahmins were meant to be the beacon lights of dharma and spirituality if they themselves reached higher stage of sadhana. But so many of them have become KAAL SARPA YOGIS .

I am sure that all astrology scholoers will agree to Shri K.N.Rao. Just to conclude, I would say that there is dispute about the existence of Kal-sarpa yoga. For the sake of argument if we accpet that there is somethign called "Kal-sarpa Dosha" exists, still there is no need to fear about it as all good and bad yogas should be combined to give any predictions.

Remedies for Kal-sarpa Yoga:

As you can clearly make out from the above that there is no remedy required for Kal-sarpa yoga. The birth chart should be analyzed with all good and bad yoga, balas, aspects, placements etc. and then only any remedy should be prescibed. If an astrologer finds any planet malefic, appropriate remedy for that planet(s) should be performed. There is no need to go to Traymbkeshwar, Nasik or Ujjain to perform the remedy and spend thousands of rupees. Astrologers use Traymbkeshwar, Nasik or Ujjain just to make you spend the maximum amount of money possible and also to justify the fear factor of Kal-sarpa Yoga.

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Shani Sade-Sati

There are total 12 signs. Sade Sati is a relative position of your sign where Moon is posited in your birth chart (Moon Sign or Rashi) and the current position of Saturn (Shani). The currently planetary position is called Transit position or Gochar position in astrological terminology. When Saturn is transiting through the 12th, 1st, and 2nd house from the natal (birth) moon, this is termed as Sade-sati. Sate-sati starts when Saturn (Shani) enters the 12th sign from the birth Moon and ends when Saturn leaves 2nd sign from the birth Moon. "Sade-sati" literally means 7 ½ i.e. 'seven and a half'. Saturn stays 2 ½ years on an average in a sign. So, in three signs combined, Saturn stays for 7 ½ and hence it is called sade-sati.

Similarly, when Saturn passes through the 4th house from the birth moon, it is supposed to give negative results. This position of Saturn is called Ardha Sade-sati (Half-Sade-sati) or Dhaiya, Panoti, or Adhayia. Some people consider the transit of Saturn from the 5th house of the natal moon as negative because it affects the quality of one’s judgment. When Saturn passes through the 8th house from the natal moon, it is called Astham Sani (8th Saturn). This 8th house transit is considered equally negative like the Sade-sati transit.

Sade-sati is very much hyped by Vedic astrologers and this period of seven and a half year is said to be very inauspicious. According to some, this is a period with many challenges, some unforgettable. People passing through the period of sade-sati, people may encounter road accidents, fractures, sudden falls from high positions, acute shortage of money, serious health problems and so on. Person passing through sade-sati is prescribed various remedies and parihars like mantra, japa, donation, and havan etc.

There are total 12 signs and as Saturn takes 2 ½ years to pass one sign, Saturn takes total 30 years for pass through all the 12 signs. Out of each 30 years, 7 ½ year are taken by sade-sati. If we include Dhaiya also, out of 30 years 12 ½ years are affected by Sade-sati and Dhaiya. If we also include 5th house and 8th house, we can add another 5 years which means out of each 30 years 17 ½ years are considered inauspicious due to Saturn transit.

There are two reasons for the existence of sade-sati. First, astrologers need some ways by which they can scare people and make money. By associating Sade-sati with Saturn, it is easy to scare poor people and make money in by suggesting gemstones and performing remedies for them. Sade-sati, like Kalsarpa dosha, is a good way for astrologers and pundits to make money. Secondly, astrologers who don’t understand astrology need some ways to explain bad events astrologically. As we have seen above, out of every 30 years, 17 ½ years are classified problematic by astrologers so they can easily blame Saturn for any problem in life. This is nothing but sheer lack of astrological knowledge.

In astrology, the birth chart (Janam kundli) should be studied in totality and an astrologer need to see various points like planet’s rashi position, Nakshatra position, position in various divisional charts, bala, aspects, various dasas etc. before concluding anything. The astrologers who don’t have knowledge of analyzing birth chart in totality depend upon concept like sade-sati and kalsarpa dosha for explaining all negative events.

How to Calculate Sade-Sati?
You need to know your moon sign to knowing your sade sati period. If you don't already know your moon sign, you can use for knowing it. Once you know your Moon sign, go again to and cast the chart for today (by entering today's date and time) and check the sign where Saturn is posited. If the present sign of Saturn is equal to the sign of Moon, previous sign of Moon or next sign of Moon, it means you are passing though the sade sati. For example your Moon sign is Virgo (sign number 6), then if Saturn is in sign number 5 (Leo), 6 (Virgo) or 7 (Libra), you are passing though Sade-sati period.
[Update 2012: You can go to Shani Sade Sati Calculator at and calculate your shani sade sati for life.]

Remedies for Sade-Sati
OK, what should be the remedies for Sade-Sati? According to me, there is no remedy require for Sade Sati. As mentioned above, Sade-sati is nothing but either a money making tool for an astrologer or result of astrologer's lack of knowledge. There are thousands of examples where a person got fame, fortune and finance during the period of Sade-sati. Indira Gandhi, Jawahar Lal Nehru, and Bill Clinton are much quoted such examples. The objective of this post to make my readers understand sade sati and understand that there is nothing to fear about. If you are facing any problem in life, the birth chart should be analyzed in totality and the remedies should be performed accordingly. Please, please, please don’t get influenced by fraud astrologers and disturb your mental peace & waste your money.

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Mars Dosha in KP

Following post in the k_p_system yahoogroup gives some good pointers on Mars Dosha (Mangal Dosha) in KP System -

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Sun Signs or Moon Signs

Dainik Rashiphal or daily horoscopes are probably the most read items in news papers, magazines, and websites. As a daily forecast reader, you need to know the system behind writing forecasts and then only reading forecasts make any sense. For example, if the forecasts are written for the sun signs, reading it using your moon sign is incorrect. You need to know whether the predictions are written for the sun signs or the moon signs. You also need to know whether the sun sign or the moon sign forecast is calculated for Western zodiac (Western rashi chakra/ Tropical Zodiac) or Hindu zodiac (Hindu rashi chakra / Sidereal Zodiac).

Let me explain. The universe is divided into 12 equal parts and each of this part has been named as a sign. For example, the first part is called Aries sign or Mesha rashi, second part is called Taurus sign or Vrishabaha rashi and so on. Mathematically speaking universe is measure as a circle of 360 degree and by dividing it in 12 equal parts, a sign comes out of 30 degrees each. Sunsign is the sign, where the Sun was posited at the time of birth. Similarly Moon sign is the sign where the Moon was posited during the time of birth.

Though before going into the detail of sunsign and moonsign, I would like to tell the difference between the measurement method of Westerns and Hindus. There is a difference in the way Westerns measure the position of heavenly bodies than the Hindus. The Westerns calculate the position of heavenly bodies from a fixed point whereas Hindus use a variable point. The Western degrees differ from Hindus degree by a factor called Ayanamsa. Ayanamsa is simply a difference in the point of reference. Right now, broadly Western zodiac differs from the Hindu zodiac by 23 degree.

Sun Signs
Coming back to the point of Sun Sign, knowing Sun Sign is easy because sun stays in a sign for almost a month and it is almost same for every year. For Western zodiac, these are the dates currently for Sun staying in various signs –
1. Aries - March 21 - April 20
2. Taurus - April 21 - May 21
3. Gemini - May 22 - June 21
4. Cancer - June 22 - July 22
5. Leo - July 23 -August 23
6. Virgo - August 22 - September 22
7. Libra - September 24 - October 23
8. Scorpio - October 24 - November 22
9. Sagittarius - November 23 - December 21
10. Capricorn - December 22 - January 20
11. Aquarius - January 21 - February 19
12. Pisces - February 20- March 20

For Hindi zodiac, the present dates are as follows –
1. Aries- April 14 - May 15
2. Taurus- May 15 - June 15
3. Gemini- June 15 - July 16
4. Cancer- July 16 - August 17
5. Leo- August 17 - September 17
6. Virgo- September 17 - October 17
7. Libra- October 17 - November 16
8. Scorpio- November 16 - December 16
9. Sagittarius- December 16 - January 14
10. Capricorn- January 14 - February 13
11. Aquarius- February 13 - March 14
12. Pisces- March 14 - April 14

So you must know whether the horoscope/ rashiphal is written for Western Sun Sign or Hindu/ Vedic Sun Sign and only then you can figure out which sign to read.

Generally Hindu/ Vedic astrologers prefer Moon sign whereas as Western astrologers prefer Sun sign for writing horoscopes.

In case the date is lying at the junction point e.g. 14th April, it is advisable to use any astrology software for knowing the sunsign precisely. You can use, a free online astrology software for this purpose.

Moon Signs
Coming to the moon sign, there are no fixed dates for Moon for every year for each sign and hence it is difficult to have a reference table the way we have for sunsign. You need to use astrology software for finding your Moonsign. In Hindus there is a tradition to name a child based on the Moonsign at the time of birth of the child. In case the child was named on the moonsign at the time of his birth, you can figure out the moonsign by the name using following table –
1 Mesha (Aries) - chu , che , cho , la , li , lu , le , lo ,a
2. Vrishabh(Taurus) - ee, uu,ae, o , va , vi , vu , ve , vo
3. Mithuna (Gemini)- ka , ki , ha , ku , gha , rh, ch , ke , ko
4. Karka (Cancer)- hu , he , ho , da , di , du , de , do
5. Simha ( Leo) - ma , me , mu , me , tta , tti , ttu , tte
6. Kanya (Virgo) - to , pa , pi , pu , sh , rhn, tha, pe , po
7. Tula ( Libra) - ra , ri , ru , re , ro , ta , ti , tu , te
8. Vrishchik (Scorpio) - na , ni , nu , ne , no, ya , yi , yu
9. Dhanu( Sagittarius)- ye , yo , bh , bhi , bhu , bhe ,dha , pha , rha
10. Makar ( Capricorn)- bho , ja, ji , ju , je, jo , khi, khu, khe,kho,ga , gi
11. Kumbha (Aquarius)- gu, ge , go , saa , si , su , se , so , da
12. Meena (Pisces)- di , du , tha , jha , eeyan , de , do , cha , chi

Let us take an example. My name is Punit. It starts with alphebets ‘pu’ which is found in front of Virgo sign in above table. So as per Hindu astrology, my moon sign should be Virgo provided I was named on my Moon sign. If I was not named using my moon sign, calculating moon sign or rashi using this method is not correct. In case you are not sure whether you are named on your moon sign or not, it is advisable to use any astrology software and check check in which sign the moon was situated at the time of your birth.

Though this is not the end of the all the confusions. There are the times when the horoscopes are written using raising sings also called ascendant or lagna. In Hindu astrology, sometimes rashiphals are also written for Nakshatra (constallations or the 27 divisions of zodiac). Rising signs and nakshatras forecasts are not as popular as sun sigs or moon sings forecasts but you can invariably find them in some magazines. The best way to calculate your raising sign or Nakshatra is by using software like

Tools, Tables and Calculators
1. AstroSage – Free online astrology software
2. Moon Sign Calculator
3. Nakshatra Table
4. Moon Signs Horoscopes (Chandra Rashi Rashiphal)

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Monday, September 08, 2008

Good Time for Chatting and Making Friends, Days of Penpals have gone and this is the time of Netpals. Now-a-days people use Internet for finding friend, activity partner and date. In fact, Net has become the primary place for finding friends, love and life partner. In such a situation, it is important to know which are the good and bad time? Muhurta Chintamani suggests following muhurta for making friends -

* Pushya, Anuradha, and Purva Phalguni Nakshatra
* 8th and 12th tithi according to Hindu calendar
* Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
* Taitil Karan according to Hindu Calendar
* Venus in Ascedant or aspecting Ascendant

Please note that it is very difficult to get everything mentioned above in a single time. So you need to look for a time which has most of the above mentioned qualities. If you choose the time the way mentioned above, you will not only be successful in making friends but the friends will also be beneficial for you - this is the power of Muhurta.

You can get Hindu calendar calculation from any panchang or from our free astrology software

So when you think of chatting next time, don't forget to check the right muhurta ;-) Who knows that this muhurta has the key of your love and friendship.

Bollywood Celebrities believe in Astrology?

A news story by Zoom TV -

What is Vidya Balan’s Date of Birth?, Today I was reading analysis of Vidya Balan’s birth chart by astrologer Sameer Upadhyay in daily news paper Hindustan. The point that attracted me is the time of birth. Sameer ji mentioned date of birth as 1st January 1978 whereas Wikipedia and Vidya Balan’s official website mention her date of birth as 1st January 1982. Recently the release of Kismat Konnection added fuel to her date controversy and it has gives me a reason to spend some time on birth time rectification/ verification.

After spending a little time, time used by Sameer ji looked more approporate to me and I made slight adjustment by rectifying her birth time as 10:25 PM (10:25:40 PM to be more precise) and able to verify many important events. I used Ruling Planet method in KP System for birth time rectification. From the Vedic astrologers perspective the change in time from 10:35 PM to 10:25 PM will not matter much because it doesn’t change rasi kundli.

Detailed birth chart of Vidya Balan can be found here.

I have found that Moon and Ascendant defines the look of a person. Moon sign lord is Mercury and Moon Nakshatra lord is Sun. Ascendant Sign lord is Sun and Ascendant Nakshatra lord is Venus. In totally Sun, Mercury and Venus will define her look. Sun gives majestic look and it adds ojas to the personality. Venus adds the beauty to it. Overall lagna and moon sign looks OK to me. Strong impact of Mercury in a birth chart makes one starting career early. Vidya started her career in 1995 when she was just seventeen it justifies her Virgo sign and strong impact of Mercury.

2nd sub lord Mercury indicates that she knows a lot of languages especially because it is lord of 2nd as well. Apparently she knows Tamil, Hindi, English, Malayalam, and Bengali.

Though Mars in neecha Rasi and strongly signifying 12th didn’t allow her to get any success in Mars dasa. Mars mahadas delayed her career. Her career kicked off after the dasa of Rahu. Unfortunately for her, Kismat Konnection released during Mars antardasa and this movie failed at box office. It looks like upcoming time is much better for her and we will see more successful movies from her.

As per this time, Venus bhukti under Rahu maha dasa has started from July 2007. How will be this dasa for her? Accordingly to classical astrology Venus is Rajyogakarak by the virtue of Kendra and trikona association. Lagna lord Sun is in 5th house with lord of 10th Venus constituting a powerful Rajyoga. Also generally Venus bhukti under Rahu mahadasa is regarded very good in classical astrology. Though as per KP, Venus is lord of 3rd and 10th in 4th. Due to the absence of 2nd and 11th involvement, I am finding it difficult to predict drastic improvement in her career.

Though there is definitely some positive. I checked the date of release of Lage Raho Munna Bhai and found that Sun was transiting in Venus’s start that time. We know that it was the biggest hit for her in her career. Which shows that if the improvement is not going to be drastic, still it should be significant. Also the impact of Venus will definitely add a lot of glamour to her and we will see more masala and mainstream films rather than films like Parinita. We have already seen this impact in Kismat Connecting where she played more glamorous character than before. Mercury is the lucky planet for her and it is the planet which helped her in giving successful movies like "Lage Raho Munna Bhai". Mercury antardasa will be there from December 2009 to May 2010 and it is the period where I see another blockbuster coming from Vidya. My best wishes to her.

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Sunday, September 07, 2008

Gandant & Gand Mula Shanti

Getting a birth chart done is the first thing Hindus do after the birth of a baby. The objective of doing it immediately after birth is to check various yogas and dosha in the birth chart and perform any remedies if required. Especially there are certain doshas for which shanti (remedy) is required almost during initial few days of the birth.

Some of the important considerations in baby astrology are Gandant/ Moola, Yamal birth, Trik Birth/ Trikhal Dosha, birth with the teeth, same nakshatra as parents, sankranti birth, birth during eclipse (Grahan), amavasya birth, krishna chaturdasi birth etc. Recently I talked about the natal and neonatal teeth in a recent article. In this article, the first topic that I want to take is Gandant or Gandmoola.

Gand means inauspicious in Sanskrit. Certain part of nakshatra, lagna and tithi are called Gandant. Mathematically speaking, Gandant is nothing but a sandhi (junction point). Three sandhi areas are considered here – combined position of Sun and Moon (Tithi), Moon alone (Rashi and Nakshatra) and Lagna. Generally Sandhi areas are considered inauspicious in Vedic astrology. It is how Gandant is defined -

* The last 2 Ghatikas (48 minutes) of Purna Tithi (5th, 10th, 15th) and the first 2 Ghatikas (48 minutes) of Nanda Tithi (1st, 6th, 11th) are known as Tithi Gandanta.

* Similarly the last two Ghatikas (48 minutes) of Revati and first two Ghatikas (48 minutes) of Ashvini, the last two Ghatikas (48 minutes) of Aslesha and first two Ghatikas (48 minutes) of Magha and the last two Ghatikas (48 minutes) of Jyeshtha and first two Ghatikas of Mula are known as Nakshatr Gandanta.

* The last half Ghatika (12 minutes) of Meena and first half Ghatika (12 minutes) of Mesh, the last half Ghatika (12 minutes) of Kark and first half Ghatika (12 minutes) of Simh, the last half Ghatika (12 minutes) of Vrischik and first half Ghatika (12 minutes) of Dhanu are known as Lagn Gandanta.

Tithi, Nakshatra aand Lagna calculation can be found in various astrology software. You can use our free online astrology software for this purpose.

It is said in Saravali that the baby born during Gandant doesn’t live. If fortunately she lives, it will be inauspicious for the mother but the native will be rich and fortunate.

In my opinion the birth chart of the baby should be analyzed in totality on Vedic astrology principles and we should perform any remedy only if we find problems after analyzing overall birth chart. Gandant and other doshas can be one of the considerations but should not be the only consideration. If an astrologer doesn’t see any defect in the birth chart from the health and age perspective, there is no need to fear of anything. For a baby, health is for utmost importance and it is what an astrologer should analyze thoroughly after the birth. In fact, all Vedic astrology books talk about balarishta in detail.

I am not aware of any research done in the area of above doshas like Gandant, so I must say that we don’t have enough information to accept or reject it. Generally, there are lots of points made in classical astrology texts and most of these cannot be taken literarily and I believe the same for Gandant and other above mentioned doshas. I also sometimes suspect the authenticity of classical texts as all our classical texts are known to be modified over a period of time. For example take ‘Brihat Parasha Hora Shastra’ the most exhaustive and referred about text in Vedic astrology. Graha Shanti prakaran has been dealt in the end of the book and that gives me some reason to think that it has been added on later by pundits. Though I am not a historian and I’ll leave authenticity of these texts as a topic of research for them only, but I want to suggest reader of my blog not to be scared of these doshas. In case you believe in remedies, you can perform those just to get mental peace.

Remedies for Gandant
Parashar Hora talks in detail about remedies for Gandant. I am attaching this file which give you the detailed procedure for the remedies for Gandant dosha.

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Friday, September 05, 2008

Hindu Baby Names Table for Rashi and Nakshatra

In India, babies are generally named on Nakshatra and Charan. There are total 27 Nakshatra (constellations) and each Nakshatra contains 4 padas or charanas. This is a table from which you can select the namakshar (first character of the name). For example, the baby birth happened in 4th charan of Chitra nakshatra, so you have to select fourth character in the last column in front of Chitra row. The table suggests that the name should begin with 'Re' (री) alphbet of Devanagri (Hindu/ Sanskrit) Varnamala. You can find nakshatra and charan using any vedic astrology software. is a free software and you can use that as well.

NoNakshatraFirst Letter of Baby's Name for all four charan/ pada
1Aswini Chu (चू) , Che (चे), Cho (चो), La (ला)
2Bharani Lee (ली), Lu (लू), Le (ले), Lo (लो)
3Krithika A (आ), E (ई), U (उ), Ea (ऐ)
4 RohiniO (ओ), Va (वा), Vi (वी), Vu (वू)
5Mrigashiras We (वे), Wo (वो), Ka (का), Ki (की)
6Aardhra /
Arudra (Telugu)
Ku (कू), Gha (घ), Ing (ङ), Jha (झ)
7Punarvasu Ke (के), Ko (को), Ha (हा), Hi (ही)
8Pushyami Hu (हू), He (हे), Ho (हो), Da (डा)
9 Ashlesha De (डी), Du (डू), De (डे), Do (डो)
10Magha/Makha Ma (मा), Me (मी), Mu (मू), Me (मे)
11P.Phalguni/ Poorva Phalguni
/ Pubba (Telugu)
Mo (मो), Ta (टा), Ti (टी), Tu (टू)
12U.Phalguni/ Uthraphalguni /
Uttara (Telugu)
Te (टे), To (टो), Pa (पा), Pe (पी)
13Hastha Pu (पू), Sha (ष), Na (ण), Teha (ठ)
14Chitra Pe (पे), Po (पो), Ra (रा), Re (री)
15 SwaathiRu (रू), Re (रे), Ro (रो), Taa (ता)
16Vishaakha Tee (ती), Tue (तू), Teaa (ते), Too (तो)
17Anuraadha Na (ना), Ne (नी), Nu (नू), Ne (ने)
18Jyeshta No (नो), Ya (या) Yi (यी), Uu (यू)
19 Moola Ye (ये), Yo (यो), Ba (भा), Be (भी)
20 P.Shada/PoorvashaadaBu (भू), Dha (धा), Ea (फा) Eaa (ढा)
21 U.Shada/Uthrashaada Be (भे), Bo (भो), Ja (जा), Ji (जी)
22 ShraavanJu (खी), Je (खू), Jo (खे), Sha (खो)
23 Dhanishta Ga (गा), Gi (गी), Gu (गू), Ge (गे)
24Shathabhisha Go (गो), Sa (सा), Si (सी), Su (सू)
25 P.Bhadra/Poorvabhadra Se (से), So (सो), Da (दा), Di (दी)
26 U.Bhadra/Uthrabhadra Du (दू), Tha (थ), Jha (झ), Jna (ञ)
27 Revathi De (दे), Do (दो), Cha (चा), Chi (ची)

In certain section of India, especailly north India, the name is selected based on the Rashi (Moon Sign). Here is a table for names based Rashi -

Naming baby based on rasi (North India)
RasiFirst Letter of Baby's Name
Mesa A, L, E (अ, ल, ई)
Vrishabha Ba, Va, U (ब, व, ऊ)
Mithuna Ka, Gha (क, छ, घ)
Karka Da, Ha (ड, ह)
Simha Ma, Ta (म, ट)
Kanya Pa, Tha ( प, ठ, ण )
Tula Ra, ta (र, त)
Vrischika na, ya (न, य)
Dhanu bha, dha, pha, dha, (भ, ध, फ, ढ)
Makar kha, ja (ख, ज)
Kumbha ga, sa, sha, Sh (ग, स, श, ष)
Mina da, cha, tha, jha (द, च, थ, झ)

Thursday, September 04, 2008

How to find profession of a person astrologically?

In this article I want to talk about various methods available in astrology for predicting profession of a person. This article will give summary of the some of the popular methods available as well as my view on vocation astrology. Please note that the methods mentioned here is no way exhaustive as there are hundreds or may be thousands of different methods available in astrology.

Popular view is that the 10th is the house of profession and the planet influencing 10th house gives the idea of the nature of the profession. If there is no planet in 10th house and also 10th house is not aspected by any planet, Parashar, Kalyan Varma and Varahamihira as suggested that the sign occupied by the lord of 10th house in Navamsa gives indication to the nature of profession. This is among the popular classical views.

J.N.Bhasin and several other Vedic astrologers give importance to 1st house more than 10th house for ascertaining profession.

Dr. B. V. Raman in his “How to Judge a Horoscope” says that “the lordship, aspects, location and the general strength of a planet capable of influencing the 10th house determine the nature of the results of the planet produce in its dasa.” In most of his examples, he has used 10th house only that too from the birth chart for determining the nature or profession.

Brihad Yavana Jataka suggests the sign in 2nd house, 4th house and 11th house gives the clue of the profession. Brihad Yavana Jataka talks signification of each sign in above houses in detail.

Saravali and Jatak Bharanam gives more important to house number 2, 11 and the Kendra houses – 1, 4, 7 & 10.

We must note that generally in Vedic astrology, a house needs to be judged from ascendant or Moon whichever is powerful. Mantreshwara suggests taking 10th house from the most powerful of ascendant, Sun and Moon. Though Bhattotapala suggested using all three charts i.e. Lagna, Sun and Moon and then combining the results for conclusion. This view of Bhattotapala is also supported by Garga.

Some astrologers also suggested judging 10th house in Navamsa chart the same way we judge the 10th house in birth chart. I don’t agree to this view as it goes against my understanding of the varga judgment rules.

Some classical texts suggest using Karakamsa the same way as Lagna chart, and hence some astrologers consider 10th house from Karakamsa as well.

Sephariel, one of the most popular western astrologers, has given importance to planet in angles and the planets aspecting the Sun and the Moon. Of course, when he is talking about aspects, he means western aspects and not the Vedic aspects.

Some astrologers also pay special attentions to the yogas for judging the profession. For example, presence of Rajyoga in a chart gives a clue of authority and higher position.

In some Marathi editions of Parasari Hora Sastra predictions about profession in respect of each Shasti Amsa of Janma Lagna are made. There is a table which gives possible profession for each Shasti Amsa (1/60 of a sign). This is a ready reckoner but my success rate with this table is not very high. I believe that this table needs to be rewritten keeping modern professions in mind.

K. Subramaniam, son of KS Krishnamurti, suggested judging 2nd, 6th and 10th house. He also suggested studying rasi, nakshatra and sub lords of the 10th cusp. A table having professions related to 249 subs can be found in various KP texts. This table, though gives some idea of professions related to a group of planet, cannot be used as a ready reckoner.

SP Khullar, astrologer who popularized “Cuspal Interlink” system, suggests examining 1st, 10th and 11th houses for profession. Though while examining, his emphasis is more on the house linked to above mentioned houses and not the permanent (naisargaika) nature of planets and signs.

My experience
Classical text suggests various methods, but I didn’t find any systematic approach for identifying the nature of profession. There are so many rules and almost none of them work uniformly. Based on my own experience I have found following methods work well –

Method 1.
One important observation that I have made is that the Dasamsa lagna lord gives very good clue of the nature of profession. In the Dasamsa chart, check the planet influencing lagna and lagna lord and it will give you very good indication of the nature of the profession.

Method 2.
In KP System, I check the 2nd, 6th and 11th house. This is similar to K Subramaniam’s method, though in place of 10th house, I found that 11th house gives better results. I use cuspal positions only if there are no planets in the above said houses. For example, if there are not planets in the second house, I use rasi, nakshatra and sub lord of 2nd cusp and so on.

I generally mix above to methods and got satisfactory results. We must note though that knowing the planets, signs and houses that will influence profession is not sufficient enough for predicting profession. These all needs to be combined to come up with the conclusion. The above method can give you some indications of the profession but still predicting profession precisely is going to be a difficult task for an astrologer.

If you have any question to above methodology, please feel free to leave a comment with your email id and I’ll try to answer your question.

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Book Review: Astrology of Professions by K.K.Pathak

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Ganesh Pooja Process & Aradhana

I searched Internet for finding out the Ganesh puja process, but didn't find anything useful. So I thought I will share some articles that I have with me. Here are the three documents - one in Hindi, one in Marathi, and one in English as follows -

Ganesh Pooja Process - Hindi
Ganesh Pooja Process - Marathi
Ganesh Poojar Process - English

I wanted to share Ganesh tantric pooja vidhan as well, but that was too much work. I'll keep it for the next time.

Hope it will be useful.

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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Ganesh Chaturthi/ Vinayak Chaturthi

4th day of Bhadrapad month in Hindu calendar is known as Ganesha Chaturthi. Though the vrat for lord Ganesha is observed on 4th day of Krishna Paksha of every Hindu month, but this is special of all. Ganesha Chaturthi or Ganesha Festival is a day on which Lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati, is believed to bestow his presence on earth for all his devotees and hence celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesha. It is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi. Siddhi Vinayak Vrat is also observed on this same day. While celebrated all over India, it is most elaborate in Maharashtra,Goa ( Biggest festival for Konkani people all over the world ) Gujarat, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, and other areas which were former states of the Maratha Empire. In this year 2009, this festival will be celebrated on 23rd of August.

Swami Sivananda has talked about the religious and spiritual practices that should be performed this day. Please have a look here.

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Hartalika Teej Vrat & Katha

Hartalika Teej (Bhadrapada Shukla Tritiya) is celebrated on the 3rd day (tritiya tithi) of the Bhadrapada month. Lord Shiva and Goddess Paravati (Gauri - Shankar) are worshipped this day. On this day, women keep fast for the long life of their husband similar to Karvachauth. Girls also keep fast on this day for getting a good husband. In this year 2008, Hartalika Teej will be celebrated on 2nd September. It is primarily observed in Rajasthan, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra. In some places, the Vrat is observed for three days but nowadays one day vrat is more common. This ritual is observed as Swarna Gowri Vratam in South India. In Nepal, Hartalika Teej is of great significance and is observed for three days and ends with the Rishi Panchami pooja.

This website talks about Hartalika Teej Vrat and Katha in detail in Hindi. Vrat and Katha can be found in English here.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Hindu Festivals & Calendar for September 2008

From this month, I am planning to share Indian festivals and important events for the coming month. Here are the same for the month of September 2008 -

2nd September – Hartalika Teej
3rd September – Vainayaki Ganesh Chaturthi, Siddhi Vinayak Vrata
4th September – Rishi Panchami
5th September – Surya Shasthi/ Lolarka Shasthi
11th September – Padma Ekadashi
12th September – Pradosh Dwadashi Vrata
14th September – Anant Chaturdashi
16th September – Ashwin Krisna Paksha begins in Hindi Calendar/ Pitru Paksha begins
17th September – Vishwakarma Puja or Jayanthi/ Ashwin solar month begins
18th September – Sankashti Shriganesh Chaturthi Vrata
23th September – Matru Navami/ National Ashwin month
25th September – Ekadashi Shraddha/ Indira Ekadashi Vrata
26th September – Pradosha Dwadashi Vrata
27th September – Month Shivratri Vrata
29th September – Pitru Visarjan/ Pitru Paksh Amavasya
30th September – Navratri Begins/ Ashwin Month Begins

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Natal and Neonatal Teeth

Teeth that are present at birth are natal teeth, and teeth that emerge through the gingiva during the first month of life are neonatal teeth. According to Chandeswar of Muhurta Chintamani -

In case of natal teeth or neonatal teeth (teeth in the first month), the baby herself dies. In case of teeth in second month - younger brother, third month - sister, fourth month - mother, fifth month - the baby kills her elder brother. In sixth month - Atula yoga, seventh month - prosperity through the father, eighth month - healthy body, ninth month - money and tenth month - baby gets gain, eleventh month - happiness, and twelfth month - financial gains.

The natal teeth are indication of death to the baby or the parents.

In case of inauspicious teeth, it is recommended to perform appropriate remedies.

Note: I am not the beliver of any of these concepts and pubishing it here just becuase people look for it on Internet. I think this is also another way for pundits to make money by scaring parents.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Twin Births, Pregnancy & Lucky Names

What are the planetary combinations for the birth of twins? Can you predict whether the birth will be of twins?

Astrologically, Mercury is the principle planet behind twin birth. Dual signs Gemini, Sagittarius and Pisces are also responsible for it. Virgo though not technically a dual sign, but owned by a dual planet mercury also responsible for some duality. Shri JN Bhasin, a famous astrologer, was of opinion that the exchange between lagna and third house produce twins if these planets also happen to be dual planets. In my forum, I have found a chart which can be a good case study for the twins. The birth details are as follows -

Date of Birth: 20/11/1968
Time of Birth: 5.29 A.M
Place Latitude: 9:14 North, Longitude: 76:13 East

Here are the charts -

Analysis -
It would be good to note the influence of Mercury and dual signs in this chart. Some of the interesting points that can produce twins can be seen from this chart -

1. Lagna and Moon is conjoining Mercury, the planet of duality
2. Lagna and Moon is also conjoining Mercury in Drekkana, the shodashvarga chart for siblings
3. Dekkana lagna is Gemini, a dual rasi
4. Lagna lord in 3rd in dual sign saggitarius
5. Third house lord Jupiter, also a dual planet due to owner of two dual signs, is in Virgo
6. Jupiter is again in Virgo in Drekkana

Similarly, if you are applying these principles from the parents charts, you need to judge 5th house, the house for children, and check the influence of dual planet and dual signs on this house. You also need to check Saptamamsa, the shodashvarga chart for children.

I have written few articles on pregnancy recently, so though to share some other views as well. Here is one article on this subject.

This article on selecting names using KP Astrology will also be an interesting read.

Planetary Combinations for IT/ Software Jobs

9 planets and 9 million jobs, finding the profession of a person is very daunting task for an astrologer. On top of that all the classical texts on this subject are outdated. For example, neither Brihat Parashar Hora Shastra nor Brihat Jatak talk about what are the combinations for a software engineer or a project manager. Surely we can draw parallel to the professions given in classical text, but in my experience, it doesn't work most of the time.

No research or study has been done to update those classical texts. In absence of any such research, it is very difficult to distinguish between planetary combinations for different professions. In this article (may be a series of articles), I want to talk about my experience on vocation astrology.

In this post, I want to talk about my favorite profession - IT & Software. Being a software engineer, I have a lot of horoscopes of the people in this field. Knowing this profession, I also know that there is a lot of scope of research in this field. Some of the research areas are contract position vs. full time position, planetary combinations for being on project vs. being on bench (without any project), date of getting a project/ contract etc. These are the questions that keep coming to me repeatedly.

Even in software, there can be various possible options e.g. network engineer, QA engineer, project manager, software developer, and business analyst etc. all of them have different work profile and job functions which makes judgment even more difficult.

Anyways, based on my research, I have found that two planets that are responsible for bringing person in IT, are Mars and Sun. Mars is a planet for engineering and Sun is the planer for information technology. I know that not all astrologers will agree with me on this, and there are astrologers who may suggest planet like Jupiter, Mercury and Venus as the planet for IT. Though in my research I have found that Mars and Sun are the primary responsible planets for IT. If these two planets are conjoining or aspecting each other, it gives some indication of a job in IT.

If the Mercury is involved, chances are that the person is hard core programmer. Mercury gives good analytical brain which is important for programming. Venus & Moon can make a person graphics or UI designer. Jupiter can make a person software architect. Saturn can make one a System Programmer. Mercury gives an eye of details and bring best of the Software Quality Engineers. Mars being the planet of leadership makes one a project manager or product manager.

Generally strong communication is one of the necessary skills in IT. So we need to judge 2nd house, the house of oral communication and the Mercury, the planet of communication. A strong 2nd house and Mercury contributed a lot to the career of an IT personnel.

The people in IT are generally from the same education background. So it is also advisable to study the impact of these planets on the 9th house, the house of higher education. Though most of IT courses are mathematics centric, you will find impact of Mercury and NOT Mars and Sun on 9th house.

I am sure some example will add a lot of value to this article. Iwill try to share some case studies on this subject soon. Keep watching ;-)

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Socio-Political Predictions for India for the Year 2008 - 2009

This is the third and the last post on the annual prediction for India using Varshpravesh chart of this year.

In mundane astrology, 9th house governs over religion, ideological issues and the clergy; law courts, legal matters, shipping, colonial affairs, foreign affairs, diplomacy, trade, science, inventions, etc.

9th lord in varshpravesh chart is Sun who has gone to 8th house. 8th house in country chart refers to death, and mortality etc. So we can see the increase in death due to religious fanaticism and ideological disputes. Also Sun’s involvement here may also mean the death in higher/ royal circle.

Saturn, Venus and Mercury are there in 9th house in Leo. Leo is inimical sign for these planets and it also shows conflicts and problems in the country to the matters related to 9th house.

Mercury is creating partial rajyoga in 9th house by being lord of 10th in 9th. Generally it is good for the affairs of 9th house especially commercial and legal affairs. We will also see the improvement in scientific research and inventions. The trade and commerce will eventually improve, though we will see ups and downs during this year.

Though there are two good points to note here –
1. 9th house is aspected by well places Jupiter from lagna by 9th aspect. 9th aspect is a beneficial aspect and this is a ray of hope.
2. Saturn, Venus and Mercury are all friendly planets and that is also good for the chart.

So, it looks like that eventually the religious and law-and-order problem will be sorted out. One point is very clear that this year is going to throw lots of violence, politics, diplomacy and law and related challenges for India.

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Birth Time Rectification & Verification - Part III

This is the third part of a series which talks about Kalidas method of birth time rectification and verification techniques discussed in Uttar Kalamrit. The third technique is for verifying Lagna (ascendant).

Lagna Shuddhi
Find out the Rasi occupied by the Moon and Mandi; and their Navamsas. The native will have this birth either in the Rasi occupied by Maandi or the Moon whichever be the stronger; or in the Lagna Rasi which will be the 7th, 5th or the 9th from either of them. If instead of these two Rasis, the Navamsa Rasi owned by Mandi or the Moon be stronger, then the Janma Lagna will be in the stronger Navamsa Rasi or the 7th, 5th or the 9th from it.

In other words this method suggests that the lagna of person must always be 1, 5, 7, 9 from either Moon or Mandi. This should be checked both from Lagna chart as well as Navamsa chart. This is a method which suggests that there is a connection between moon position and ascendant position at the time of birth.

In KP system there is a popular birth time rectification method which says that the Ascendant sub lord should be the same or connected with star lord of the Moon. I beleive that this KP rectification method also has root in the Kalidas method. Though KP method ignores Mandi and just relies on Ascendant-Moon connection.

This is my third and the last post on birth time rectification methods in Uttar Kalamrit. Though Uttar Kalamrit is not the only texts that talks about birth time rectificaiton. I have another post which talks about other methods available in Vedic astrology.

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Birth Time Rectification & Verification Techniques - Part I

Book Review: Astrology of Professions by K.K.Pathak

I bought few book this weekends. The one book that I want to talk about here is as follows -

Name: Astrology Of Professions, Priciples and Practices (Two Volumes)
Price: Rs. 275/- each (Rs. 550/- total)
Author: K.K. Pathak
Publication: Alpha Publication, Delhi

In the preface authors says "I have always had a yearning to study comprehensively the classical writings on professions and then interpret and correlate them to modern times." This is one of the objectives of the book. Authors further says "At the same time there has been a demand for a text which can be used almost like a handbook or a ready reckoner by readers for discerning and predicting about profession in a horoscope with ease".

After going through both the volumes, I must say though the author is successful in the second objective, he failed in the first objective. The book looks like just a collection of existing sutras that can be found in existing texts by classical authors like Bhrigu, Kalyan Varma, Narayan Bhatt, Yavanacharya etc. A person like me who already possesses those texts, will not find anything useful in this book. Author doesn't have any new research, neither has has any suggestion based on his experience. The book clearly lacks the depth and research.

As mentioned above, the book is divided into two volume. The first part deals with theory and second deals with around 160cases. Now a days it has become fashion to divide book in theory and practical. To me it doesn't make much sense because it creates a divide between theory and practicals. In my opinion, the cases should be discussed at the same place where theory has been discussed and there should be some connection.

There are total 160 cases in both the volumes dealing with cases like politicians, scientists, literature, artists, films, sportsmen, bureaucrats, technocrats, MBAs, MCAs and CAs. Most of these cases are part of second volume. The book also deals with remedies which is also the same remedies that you will find in any other Vedic astrology books.

All and all, this is a good book, if
1. You don't have classical texts and looking for a common reference point for vocations.
2. You are looking for charts of Indian personalities and celebrities at one place.

This book is not for you, if
1. You are thinking that you will find any new research in this book, or new ideas for determining profession.
2. You are thinking that you will get planetary combinations for modern education streams and vocations.

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Indian Share Market Forecast For Year 2008 - 2009

During my analysis of varshpravesh chart for sports, I mentioned that the 3rd house is strong due to following reasons –
1. Saturn the lord of 3rd house is in Trine (9th house) with Mercury & Venus, lords of 7, 10 and 11.
2. It is accompanied by friendly planets Mercury and Venus
3. 3rd lord is aspecting 3rd house which makes 3rd house very powerful.

I concluded in the last post that 3rd house is for sports and that is the reason, India will perform well in sports in year 2008 - 2009. In Mundane astrology, other than sports, 3rd house signifies railways, postal, telegraphic, telephonic, and Internet services, stocks and shares, locomotion, transport, books, newspapers, literary undertakings etc. So it must improve if there are supporting factors. In this post, I just want to concentrate on share market.

Jupiter rules over share market. Jupiter is its own sign Sagittarius which makes Jupiter powerful. Jupiter is also with a friendly planet Moon which is another positive factor for moon. Though Jupiter I also lord of 8th house.

As per KP System (Krishnamurti Paddhati), cuspal sub lord for 3rd house is also Jupiter which is in first house owning 1st and 4th house. Jupiter is in the Nakshatra of Venus, lord of 6th and 11th in 9th. In KP, 6th and 11th are considered good for finance and hence should be good for share market.

2nd house represents overall reserves of a country in mundane chart. 2nd lord is Saturn with Venus lord of 6 & 11 and Mercury, lord of 7 and 10. In terms of finances and reserves 6th and 11th house are considered good. All this conjunction is happening in 9th house which is good for the national reserves. Presence of Rahu in 2nd though will make share market a little unstable and demonstrate unexpected ups and downs.

As per KP, 2nd house sub lord is Saturn in 9th lord of 2nd and 3rd. We already have seen that 2nd and 3rd are considered good for share market and reserves. Saturn is in the Nakshatra of Venus lord of 6 and 11 in 9th. Overall 2nd cuspal sub lord has all good things to say.

To conclude, 2nd and 3rd house seems good and we will see that the share market will flourish this year. The association of Moon with Jupiter may bring some unexpected down-trends but overall market should improve till August 2009. Jupiter and Venus together are the planets of finance, money and prosperity and association of these planets with 3rd house is definitely a positive sign for the share market.

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Friday, August 22, 2008

India Commodity Forecast for August - September 2008

We have recently seen two eclipses - one was solar eclipse on 11th of August and other one was lunar eclipse on 17th of August. Varahamihira, the great astrologer of Vikramaditya’s court and author of Brihat Samhita, suggests following for commodity traders –

For the solar eclipse occurred in Cancer solar, Varahamihira says -
Accumulate honey, fragranced commodities, cosmetics, oil, ghee, jaggery, sugar and sell in the next month based on the market conditions. Delay after 2nd month may result in loss.

For lunar eclipse occurred in Leo solar year, Varahamihira states -
Accumulate gold, jewelry, gems, leather made articles, weapons, protection articles, pearl and sell in the 5th month i.e. in December.

A corollary can also be drawn from the above that you can also trade the shares of the companies dealing in above commodities and apply the same rules.

This is something I am quoting from the book as it is and should be used as a guideline only.
The trading should be done on your risk only based on your understanding of market conditions.

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Muhurta eBook By BV.Raman

Muhurta is one of the best books on the subject of electional astrology (Muhurta Shashtra) written by the Vedic astrology legend Shri B.V. Raman. A softcopy of this book can be found here -

You can either download the book or read the book online.

Indian Sports in Year 2008 - 2009

Indian has done fairly well in present Olympics. India has already won three medals - one in shooting, one in wrestling, and another one in boxing. This is the highest number of medals ever won by India in Olympics. 3 medals with a country having more than a billion people is like a dew in the ocean. Nevertheless, people started calling present time a new era in Indian sports. I was just wondering what are the planetary combinations that are helping sports in India and what is the future of Indian sports.

To understand the scenario of sports in a country we need to look into the chart of the time of Independence. India got Independence on the night of 14/15th at 12:00 night. But we have to see the sports in year 2008. There are multiple options that can be used in such a situation. We can either use Vimshottari Dasa, we can use Transit/ Ashtakvarga or we can use Tajik Varshpravesh charts (Annual Horoscope). Varshpravesh charts are very popular in India for mundane predictions and used the same in this article.

62nd year of Indian Independence will start on 14th August 2008 at 15:18:58. Sagittarius (Dhanu) will be rising at that time. You can use any astrology software or for casting Varshphal/ Varshpravesh charts. Here is the charts for 62nd year -

For sports, we need to judge the 3rd house. In the present chart, Saturn is the lord of 3rd house situated in a trine and aspecting 3rd house. According to Vedic astrology, a bhava becomes very strong if it is aspected by the bhava lord. Saturn is in inimical sign (Leo) which is reducing its power. Though being with two friendly planets Mercury and Venus is helping Saturn and 3rd house in return. We can see from the Varshpravesh chart that India is going to do well in sports in year 2008.

Now let us have a look at this chart from KP System (Krishnamurti Paddhati) perspective. According to KP System, 1, 6 and 11 houses are good for sports. 1st house is generally for self confidence and self efforts. 6th house is for defeating opponent (by being 12th from 7th - the opponent) and 11th is for fulfilment of desire. 3rd house sub lord in KP cuspal chart is Jupiter. Jupiter is in lagna and also the lord of lagna which is very good for sports. As KP System is stellar astrology (Nakshatra based system) we see in which Nakshatra (constellation), Jupiter is situated. Jupiter will also influenced by the Nakshatra lord. Jupiter is in the Nakshatra of Venus. Venus is lord of 6th and 11th in 9th. As mentioned above 6th and 11th both are good houses for sports.

In general we can conclude that this year will see significant improvement in Indian sports.

I can understand that this post doesn't have much predictive value because even by common sense we can tell that Indian sports is going to improve because of the success in the current Olympics. Also. in astrology .postmortems are always easy and telling it after the happening of event doesn't make this post any valuable from prediction perspective. The only benefit that I can see form this post is that this post may have some astrological learning value. This post shows that we can use Varshpravesh charts for assessing individual years for a country. Also using these charts with KP System simplify the predictive astrology process. I have used it for prediting sports, but its utility if not limited to sports and this charts can be used in predicting any affair related to a country.