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Thursday, November 19, 2009

New born child in ICU -- Vedic Astrology case study

I was working and I got an Instant Message saying, "My newly born nephew is in ICU. What do you see in his chart?" so I took a couple of minutes break from work and cast his chart.

The child is born under Saturn – Venus – Jupiter dasa. When he was born he was diagnosed with large heart and having trouble breathing. I was been asked if the child will survive or not.

Vedic chart of new born baby

Heart related diseases and Vedic Astrology:
  • Moon
  • Karka Rashi
  • 4th house

Chart Analysis

  1. Child is born in Vrishabha lagna – sthira lagna and hence Saturn yoga karaka but bhadhaka and Jupiter in badhaka sthana hence creating turbulence in health.
  2. Lagna is well afflicted by Maandi and Gulika.
  3. Saturn – Venus – Jupiter Dasa
  4. Karka rashi rules heart and Mars debilitated in that house and hence this makes karka rashi afflicted, asthamesh Jupiter with mula trikona rashi dhanush in 8th house makes Jupiter strong functional malefic and same way Mars’s mulatrikona mesha rashi in the 12th house and hence making him strong malefic.
  5. Chandra also rules heart and is debilitated in the chart and its lord is debilitated too.
  6. Saturn aspects Chandra by close aspect of nearly 60 degrees (3rd aspect).
  7. Jupiter in asthamesha and in asthama sthana in navamsha.
  8. Jupiter is debiliated.
  9. Jupiter is in the nakshatra of Mars the lord of 12th and deposited in the 3rd house.
  10. Venus is the lord of the sixth house and his mula trikona tula rashi in the 6th house and hence make him strong functional malefic. In vrishabha lagna venus is strong functional malefic. Also venus becomes exalted in navamsa and hence becomes a strong trouble maker.
  11. Mars aspects Venus with 4th sight and hence adding worries for Venus.
  12. Mars is debiliated in the 3rd house.
  13. Venus is in nakshatra of rahu who is in the 8th house.
  14. The native is running dasa of Saturn whose mula trikona rashi is aspected by strong malefic Mars.
  15. Saturn is yoga karaka and well placed in kona but his both rashis are occupied and aspected by Functional malefic Jupiter and natural malefic and functional malefic Mars.
  16. Saturn is in sun's nakshatra who is sitting in maraka sthana (7th house).
  17. Rahu in the 8th house causing turbulence in health.
  18. Rahu aspects Jupiter in the 9th bhava.
  19. 4th house is between papa-kartari of Mars and Saturn.
  20. Rahu aspecting 4th house.

From Chandra langa:

  1. Chandra in Vrischika debilitate and the Mars in the badhaka sthana from moon.
  2. Current dasa lord Saturn is a strong malefic and in the 11th house.
  3. Venus is strong functional malefic and a killer and deposited in the 12th bhava.
  4. Jupiter is also the killer being the lord of 2nd house from moon and deposited in the 3rd house.
  5. Natural malefic and Functional malefic Mars aspects Jupiter who is killer and Saturn’s both rashis – Makara and Kumbha.
  6. Ketu in 8th house makes him face dangers in life.
  7. 4th house aspected by Mars.

From point of view of lagna and moon, lagna is 2 degrees and moon is 9 degrees. All these mentioned above make current mahadasa of Saturn give adverse result even though Saturn being yoga karaka in rasi chart.

Chances of survival:

  1. Jupiter natural benefic aspects Mars. Although Jupiter is functional malefic but his aspect will be always benefic. Being the functional malefic he might create hiccup but will always try to help native.
  2. Jupiter aspecting lagna.
  3. Although lagna lord Venus in 6th bhava but in vaiseshikamsas he is in Simhasanasha, and making lagna lord strong.
  4. Lagna lord gets exalted in navamsa.
  5. Moon with functional benefic sun and mercury.
  6. Jupiter is weak in shadbala weakens him as 8th lord but weakens saving aspect as well but he is positioned in the 9th house may give long recovery path.


  1. Saturn: Hanuman chalisa
  2. Jupiter: Jupiter mantra Jaapa or reading of Jupiter charitra, or worship chanting of sai naam japaa.
  3. Venus: Venus mantra or mahamrityunjya japa.
  4. Mars: Hanuman chalisa, Kartikeya swami mantra japaa.

Jupiter mantra japa and hanuman chalisa did help child and within a day doctor declared that he is safe.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Paul Allen's Cancer and Astrological Analysis

On November 16, 2009, Jody Allen, Paul Allen's sister and the CEO of Vulcan made public that Paul had been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a form of cancer. When I heard this news I wanted to check his birth chart. After few searches I found out his birth information online. But I still don’t have his exact birth time. It was an approximate birth time. This the analysis has been made based on that birth time (which is unknown or not so accurate). If someone knows his real birth time they can contact me. It will help us to analyse his chart and proper remedy. This article was prepared for my astrology class students and astrology students in general.

Paul Allen's Vedic Birth Chart

Vedic Astrology and Lymphatic System
According to vedic astrology following are the indicators of Lympatic System:

  1. The Chandra (Chandra (Moon)).
  2. The Karka rashi (Cancer sign).
  3. The Mina rashi (Pieces sign).
  4. The 4th house rules lymphatic system.

Any afflictions to these can cause troubles. Rahu and Ketu always causes complex problems like cancer and when more malefic planets joins this equation the things becomes more and more complex. Now let’s look for these things into Mr. Paul Allen’s Vedic birth chart.

Paul Allen's Vedic Chart Analysis

  1. He is born in mesha lagna with Chandra and Guru (Jupiter) in lagna.
  2. Both Guru (Jupiter) and Chandra are afflicted by presence of Gulika and Mandi in the first house.
  3. However Guru (Jupiter)’s own Mula Trikona rashi Dhanush is receiving aspect from Shani (Saturn) but not on the exact cusp of dhanush (Shani (Saturn) is 4 degrees and lagna is 29 degrees and hence very far, some small hiccup but not major influence).
  4. The Guru (Jupiter)’s another rashi mina is free from affliction as well.
  5. The Guru (Jupiter) is the lord of 9th with its Mula Trikona rashi into the the 9th house and hence Functional benefic.
  6. The Functional Benefic planets don’t like influence from malefic.
  7. The Guru is positioned between Maandi and Gulika.
  8. The Chandra (Moon) on other hand receiving exact 180 degree opposition aspect from Shani.
  9. The Shani is the lord of 10th and 11th House and hence Functional Malefic in this case.
  10. The Shani’s aspects are always bad.
  11. The Guru (Jupiter)’s aspects are always good.
  12. Chandra (Moon)’s and its own karka rashi has malefic influence.
    a. Chandra (Moon) is in Ketu’s nakshatra.
    b. Chandra (Moon) is just 3 degrees and hence weak.
    c. Ketu deposited into his Karka rashi in the 4th house, aspected by the Rahu and Budha (Mercury).
    d. The Budha (Mercury) is the lord of 3rd (Eight from Eight house) and the 6th house (Diseases).
    e. Here rahu is with Budha and in sign of Shani (Saturn) and hence becomes an agent of Shani (Saturn) and Budha.
    f. Budha (Mercury) is of 0 degrees and hence further weakened by malefic influences of rahu.
    g. This makes Chandra (Moon)’s own rashi karka weak by malefic influences.
  13. So overall picture: Chandra (Moon) is afflicted, Karka Rashi is afflicted, the fourth house is afflicted. These all combinations and influences of rahu and ketu give cancer.
  14. Rahu is in afflicted Moon's nakshatra.
  15. Malific Rahu aspecting his 2nd, 6th, 4th and 11th houses.
  16. He is currently running dasa of Rahu and Budha (Mercury), and hence he is diagnosed with cancer into this dasa. He was also diagnosed with similar things 25 years back, at that time Chandra (Moon)’s dasa was going on and the Chandra (Moon) is very weak in his chart.

All these combinations present in his chart gave him troubles related to lymphatic system and effects of rahu ketu always effects the area they afflict and complex diseases, and here in this chart multiple afflictions leading to the complex treatment.

Remedy as per Hindu System

  1. Rahu means Durga Puja, and Rahu Shanti.
  2. Ketu means Ganesha Puja, and Ketu Shanti.
  3. Budha means Vishnu Puja, Vishnu Sahasra nama.
  4. Moon means Shiva parivar -- Shiva, Parvati Puja chanting of Mahamrityunjaya japa would help.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Transferring muhurtham from India to other countries like USA, Canada, England, Gulf, Australia, etc...

I get this question quite often from various people who contact me to perform pooja in their homes:
Question: Even though I don't live in India, can I use muhurtham prepared in India by my family astrologer/sastrigal? I have also been told its the most auspicious muhurtham according to mine and my wife's stars.
Muhurtham calculated in Chennai based on Chennai's longitude, latitude can't be used in New Delhi. Using them out of India will not work. The following example will explain why:
Muhurtham depends on panchangam that is five limbs: Tithi, Vaar, Nakshatra, Yoga, Karana.
Additionally it also depends on solar month name and lunar month name, As major solah samsakar (16 rites) are performed according to the solar calendar and graha pravesha and other muhurthas are prepared using lunisolar month.
The auspicious day needs to be found from the local calendar not from Indian calendar if you live outside India, as we have explained before in previous example. Once we fix the good day, we need to drill down to find most auspicious time. This time can be found by using hora, rahu kalam, lagna, chogadia and other factors. Most common practice is to use sthira lagna -- vrishabha, simha, vrischika, kumbha lagna. Now hora, rahukalam, and lagna are always dependent on local sunrise, not from Indian sunrise. for example sun will be always in ascendant during sunrise's chart, and during the madhyahana it will be always in the 10th house, during sunset it will be in 7th house, and during midnight it will be always in 4th house, in any part of the world. Most people use fixed rahukalam like on every saturday rahukalam willbe from 9:00 to 10:30 AM which is also completely wrong as sun never rises at 6:00 AM and sets at 6:00 PM on everyday.
Now let's say vrishabha lagna on April 7th in India (Bangalore) starts around 8:30 AM (Anuradha nakshatram), now if you subtract 12:30 mins for Pacific Daylight Saving time (Seattle) you'll get 8:00 PM on April 6th in Seattle. This time it will be Libra (Tula) lagna in Seattle, which is not sthira lagna or vrishabha lagna. Vrishabha lagna in Seattle starts around 8:08 AM on April 7th and by, the way at that time in Seattle nakshatra is jyestha not anuradha nakshatra as our family astrologer in India suggested a good time in India (Anuradha nakshastra and Vrishabha lagna combination). Anuradha nakshatra changes at 6:58 AM in the morning. So this changes the entire ball game. We need another lagna, may kumbha lagna for Seattle which is very early morning.
Someone argued that with tools available anyone can do the calculation, but in our experience, the number of calls we are getting every day even with the tools and knowledge people still have troubles calculating muhurthams for locations out of India. I am not saying all of the muhurthams prepared in India for locations outside of India are wrong, but some of them are. I have seen very good muhurthams prepared in India when brought to us for verification, and I know so many people in India who use appropriate tools and fix perfect muhurthams even for locations out of India. So, there is awareness but we need more, and we promise that we'll continue to generate more and more awareness about our rich tradition. We just want to provide tools to astrologers, and a common man so they can follow our rich tradition. This site is for everyone free to use.
BTW, we are not charging anything for using our panchangam. We just want to create awareness. Remember its your muhurthams, your event is in matter not astrologer's event or muhurthams. If you believe in muhurtham get the right muhurtham not off by minutes. A couple of minutes here and there are acceptable but not too much.
Rahu kalam, Yamagandam, Gulika kala timings are not fix like most panchangam shows. They show assuming sunrises at 6:00 AM and sets at 6:00 PM. They are calculated from sunrise to sunset. Please click here to learn more about rahu kalam, yamagandam, and gulika kala.Chogadia, like hora, is also counted from sunrise. We have given the complete chogadia table on this page. Please scroll down to the bottom in calendar section and load calendar and you will find chogadia as a link in those panchangam.
The muhurthams cannot be transferred to another city from Indian muhurtham you need to calculate for that place. Transferring is wrong practice. Always use the panchangam of the local city not Indian panchangam. That's why always use www.mypanchang.com to find panchangam of the city you are interested in. We are actively working to add as many features as possible.
Differences in various panchangam:
Someone brought to our attention about difference in one of the non-drika (vedic--Grahalagava, Surya-siddhanta, Vakiyam and other systems) panchangam and drika panchangam including ours. This is because we use high precision algorithms based on NASA's JPL DE405 ephemeris and most modern panchangam are based on this technology, and it is very accurate compared to ancient Grahalaghava, Vakiyam and other methods. We can assure you that the data contained in our panchangam is as accurate as possible based on modern technology but keeping old tradition alive. The difference between our high precise panchang and other panchang based on surya-siddhanta, Vakiyam or grahalaghav could go up to couple of hours in the timings.
The "drik ganita” means calculations corresponding to observable reality. If someone is using surya siddhanta based panchang then their values will be off by 2 hours comapring to drik panchang. That is because they have to do observation and apply bija samskaram due to precession of the equinoxes. These observation has not been done in centuries and these formulas has become outdated.

Now a days Vedic panchang-makers don't do observation and apply appropriate bija samskar that's why vedic panchangam are way off compared to drik ganita panchang. In order to prove they are not wrong they silently copy the eclipse timings from drik panchangam, otherwise eclipse their calculation will be off by several hours, and you will not be able to observe eclipse using their timings, but you can observe eclipse correctly with the times specified in drik panchang. This really creates confusion in people's mind, about which panchang to follow? Our shastras are not wrong but people donot observe sun, moon and planets and do not apply appropriate bija samskara which creates differences in panchangam and creates confusion. Lokamanya Tilak advocated for Drik panchang as he was scholar and mathematician. Pundit Dhundiraj Shaastree Date is one of the pioneer in the field of drika ganita panchangam (Date Panchangkarte Solapur). I have used Date panchang a lot along with Nirnaysagar panchang, Janmabhoomi panchang etc.

Question: But we are indian, so Shouldn't we follow indian calender?
A Very short answer. No. Just because you are indian you can't use indian calender published in india outside of india. The reason. Location where you are is different and the earth is not Flat. If you believe that the earth is flat then only you can use the indian calendar outside of India. Please read above explantion.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Learn to read Hindu Panchangam using interactive video

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