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India: Transits and Wars

India’s Kota Chakra

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Many are familiar with Kota Chakra. For the naive, Kota means a fort, this has a central courtyard known as Stambha [pillar], Durgantara [Interior], Praakaara [Wall] and then finally the Bahya [Exterior]. Above Kota Chakra is based on India’s Independence Day Horoscope. During transits, planets – both good and bad travel and into the innermost courtyard known as Stambha. A direct hit on Stambha by malefics results in troubles – be it war, natural calamities, man made disasters or otherwise. Below is a preview of two previous wars with transit planets listed in tabulated form and then finally a composite Kota Chakra is posted for comparative analysis.

Planetary Line Up with each major war in history.

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Larger Version of above table

Data used for 1965 War

Date: April 8, 1965
Time: 19:38:23
Time Zone: 5:30:00 (East of GMT)
Place: 77 E 12′ 00″, 28 N 36′ 00″
New Delhi, India
Lunar Yr-Mo: Viswa-vasu – Chaitra
Tithi: Sukla Ashtami (Ra) (98.07% left)
Vedic Weekday: Thursday (Ju)
Nakshatra: Aardra (Ra) (4.53% left)
Yoga: Atiganda (Mo) (40.79% left)
Karana: Vishti (Sa) (96.14% left)

Data used for 1971 War

Date: December 3, 1971
Time: 19:44:02
Time Zone: 5:30:00 (East of GMT)
Place: 77 E 12′ 00″, 28 N 36′ 00″
New Delhi, India
Lunar Yr-Mo: Virodha-krit – Margasira
Tithi: Krishna Dwitiya (Mo) (57.55% left)
Vedic Weekday: Friday (Ve)
Nakshatra: Mrigasira (Ma) (17.09% left)
Yoga: Sadhya (Ve) (12.38% left)

Composite Kota Chakra with transit planets

India at war

Large Version of Composite Kota Chakra

As you can see that during 1965 war transit malefic planets scored a direct hit on the Stambha. During 1971 war the saving grace came from Jupiter on the Stambha. April 2016 transits are also shown for a comparison. It is left to the educated reader to judge what might happen April 2016 and beyond?

A possible war, both internal and external!! This information was posted on my facebook group in January and March 2016, was removed when someone objected!!

The result is for ALL to witness, with demonetization and a cleanliness drive, we have dinosaurs threatening to wage an internal war!! More trouble is expected in following months – as long as transit Saturn is in Jyeshtha Nakshatra!!

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti

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Marriage Muhuratha


Marriage Muhuratha

Many communities and parents have the habit of asking an astrologer the BEST possible Muhurata to get their daughter/son married (Indian tradition of course). The rules to find out the perfect timing as in Marriage Muhurata is as complex as Vedic Astrology itself. Allow me to explain:

Every region in India has its own rules on appropriate timing for marriage. Regional Almanac or Panchang’s give a list of dates and time when marriage can be solemnized. For westerns this can be a real headache, for example, in North India – there is a rule where couple with troublesome horoscopes can get married during Nav Ratri that follows right after Pitri Paksha or Shraddha Paksh.

In other regions, the above rule is forbidden and NO marriage can be solemnized during Nav Ratri’s. So, this makes the job of an astrologer very tedious and complex.

I stopped giving advise on these lines because of several other factors – availability of Karma Kandi Pundit – the Pundit or priest who will officiate and conduct the wedding. These Priests are generally illiterate guys who have their own set of greed. They will rush to another client if he offers a higher fee. Not to mention these priests have the habit of solemnizing more than two marriages in a day. To date no groom or bride has ever attended a marriage ceremony on appointed time. So, where does Marriage Mahurata time calculated by an astrologer go?? To the dust bin exactly!!

Alternately, clients cannot offer the priests enough funds as fees to force the priest to stay with them for the entire duration of marriage ceremony!

The next step in marriage is transit planets which are adversely placed from each of the couple’s individual chart. Let me list some of the standard and recommended amount of recitation of mantras –

Transit Jupiter on day of Marriage

If transit Jupiter is in the 4th, 8th or 12th from Moon (in individual charts of the concerned couple) – the recitation for Jupiter’s mantra is 57,000 times! If transit Jupiter is adversely placed in both charts, the recitation is twice the aforesaid amount!

Transit Sun on day of Marriage

If transit Sun is in the 4th, 8th or 12th from Moon – identical to the above case, the number of Sun’s mantra’s are once again 57,000 times.

Transit Moon on day of Marriage

If transit Moon is in 4th, 8th or 12th from Moon – identical to the preceding explanation – the recommended recitation of Moon’s mantra is 33,000 times.

In Metropolitan cities the marriage muhuratha is once again decided by another additional factor – availability of marriage halls and office holiday to enable friends to attend the wedding. I can safely assume that as of today no family can attend such rigorous recitation of Mantra’s before the actual Marriage ceremony. So, Marriage Mahurata seekers themselves do NOT understand the process explained in the Shastras or scriptures!

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Ancient Wisdom in Vedic Astrology


Ancient Vedic Wisdom

There was a time when Vedic tradition, wisdom and knowledge was widespread and accepted. With each invasion on Indian soil, this knowledge was diluted and erased. Much of it was destroyed under the British invasion who came with their Christian doctrinarian and meaningless crap. Christian heaped upon Indians a knowledge which was baseless and without a backbone to support except assumptions, against the deep meaning of Vedic astrology and Vedic traditions. With increasing amount of shaming Vedic scriptures and rule by the bullet and deceit, Indians had to accept and adopt a religion which was not native to Indian soil.

Let me explain this with background of Vedic astrology. As of today Vedic Astrology is no longer Vedic in true sense, we have adopted a compromised view on any and everything that was ‘Vedic’ in the original sense. The Nakshatra’s and stars had different names, not only the Nakshatra’s near the ecliptic were used, but this extended to the entire heavens visible above.

For example, the Mula Nakshatra was originally known as Vichrita or Vichritau in Vedic scriptures. Mula is the seventeenth division of the Lunar Zodiac, and it lies in the ninth division of Solar Zodiac – surprised?? This is Vedic Zodiac!!

In the Vedic age the Mula Nakshatra was also called Vichrita or Vichritau and consisted of one or two stars. The Siddhanta’s gives the latitude and longitude of the head-star. Colebrooke, a so called expert of Western astronomy found that the star indicated is 2 Vrishchikasya (Lambda Scorpionis or the star Shaulah of the Western maps); and its companion star is undoubtedly 7 Vrishchikasya (which Colebrooke related to Lesath) of the western charts. These two stars are marked 2 and 7 in the constellation Vrishchika in Vedic Charts.

The Siddhanta’s do not give the names of the individual stars composing any Nakshatra. But, from the Vedas, we can have the names of the two stars composing the old Nakshatra Vichritau. The Nakshatra was commonly called Mula, an abbreviation of the full name Mula Varhanni. Vichritau means ‘destroyer of one’s own race’. The Nakshatra had Nirriti for its presiding deity.

Now Nirriti means either Yama (the God of Death) or Raksheshwara, i.e., Ravana, the King of Rakshas or demons – the mythical demonic king in the epic Ramayana. The Atharva Veda declares

Jyeshthayaam jaataha vichritah yamasya

Meaning Valmiki puts to the mouth of Lakshmana, that Mula the patron Nakshatra of the demons is blackened and crushed by the touch of long-tailed Comet. In Vedic period the Nakshatra had, as I said, two stars. These two stars are said in the Vedas to be the two dogs of Yama, called Sablau. These dogs guard the path to Yama’s abode and look for the dying man! These section of stars in the Milky Way were known to belong to Pitriyana – or the path of the Pitris or the dear departed ancestors!

The name of the dogs were, Sablau and Shyam. These dogs were also the spies of Ravana. The eastern most star of this Nakshatra Vichritau was known as Yogatara or the head-star of the asterism.

The post Vedic astronomers have allotted seven or nine more stars to the Nakshatra to give it the figure of a conch shell, a blowing shell, kept in every Hindu house for the purpose of raising a ‘rava’ or row, on festive occasions. These seven stars are 3, 6, 12, 13, 14, 16 and 17 of Vrishchika constellation. And these stars, added to stars 2 and 7, form the modern Nakshatra Mula!! Strange isn’t it??

To draw a figure of a conch with the nine stars indicated, would be quite a feat. The great epic Ramayana, is no doubt capable of being interpreted in an astrological sense. The war between Rama and Ravana is the repetition of the old war between Light and Darkness: between Indra and Vritra, the Sun and the cloud.

In Ramayana, the combatants are simply reduplicated in heavenly bodies. The stellar conch falls in the sign of Dhanus or Sagittarius, the archer of the Hindu Solar Zodiac, and astrologically the Archer is a dark or nocturnal sign. The stellar Conch-shell, presided over by the King of the demons, may be well named Ravana, from the fact of the conch being chiefly used in making a rava or sound. When Ravana took birth, he is said to have been called Ravana for his having raised a terrible rava, or noise after his birth.

The story related in the Ramayana describes the overthrow of the Sun by the Sagittarius-Darkness. The Sun-God loses his wife Suryya ‘the solar light,’ in this contest. Suryya is reduplicated in the heavenly Ganga or Milky Way as Sita. The Sun-God ultimately triumphs over the dark-king, and Mula-Ravana true to his astrological characteristic causes the wholesale destruction of his race, the stars in the Asurabhaga or the Southern celestial hemisphere.

The fact that a section of the Milky Way runs through the asterism Mula, gave rise to the amusing anecdote of Sita’s sleeping on the picture of Ravana. This section of Heavenly Ganga is called Ravana Ganga.

This anecdote is not found in the great epic Ramayana. But the author of the Padma Purana supplements the story of Valmiki with good many anecdotes of similar nature. These supplemental anecdotes throw a flood of light over the real nature of the original narrative that forms the subject of the great epic.

In the Persian scheme of the lunar mansions XX Vanant – the singer is part of the modern day Mula Nakshatra. The asterism consists of stars Omega, Theta, Kapa, Lambda and V Scorpionis, and it has given its name to the Milky Way. Hence Vanant means also the Milky Way in the Zend-Avesta.

The asterism represents, in a way, the Panchjana, a mythical Asura (demon), whose skeleton formed the blowing shell of Sri Krishna. It also represents the ‘conch shell’ sounded by Bhagiratha, while leading the Heavenly Ganga from heaven down to the spot on the earth, where lay the ashes of the sons (stars) of King Sagara – the Sky.

More on this subject in a later post……….

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Genetics in Hindu Marriage


The Role of Gotra in Match Making

A time when the scientific community was yet to discover genetics and genetically transmitted illnesses, Vedic Seers and Rishis devised a system or technique. This technique was and is known as Gotra matching. This is done even before another technique or Guna Milap is done. Guna Milap is a technique which on a very layman’s scale, puts match between prospective match in numeric’s. We will go into those details later. Sadly, this is now commonly deployed as the first step, whereas this is what is generally explained to parents of prospective match. General public is NOT expected to go into details of knowing vedic horoscope and its methodology of interpretation.


Gotra in simple terms means lineage. There is no documentary proof available how these lineages came into existence. It is believed that all of humanity, if analyzed back in time, leads to the Sapta Rishis or Seven Sages who brought humanity into existence. Thereafter several other sages too were instrumental in starting their own lineages. As of today about 300 Gotra’s are in existence. A Hindu household is supposed to know their Gotra, because this information is used in all important ceremonies, one of them is marriage. We are in Shraddh Paksh these days, a time when all Hindu household’s pray for their dear departed ancestors. During this ceremony of praying and donating in memory of dear departed ancestors, one is expected to know one’s Gotra. The priest attending the ritual ceremony will ask for Gotra and then proceed with invoking the entire lineage to be present (as witness) while the ceremony is being conducted.

The Gotra list is incomplete, much of this data is available with Panda’s or the keeper of records where generations of Hindu’s share their family data. For Hindu’s up north, these Record Keepers are in Kashi! There are several regional record keepers and one usually visits the one which has the ancestral data in his possession. It is an elaborate process where these record keepers hand over generations of data to their kith and kin. So, if one is patient enough, one can trace one’s lineage – maybe 25 generations back in time!

Coming back to Gotra, as far as marriage is concerned, a boy and girl having the same Gotra cannot marry! This is where the process stops at the first step, no further process is done. There are Patriarchal families and then there are Matriarchal families. Both of these have different rule on who inherits the Gotra. Allow me to explain – in Patriarchal families, once a girl is married, she by default inherits Gotra of her husband, her children – both male and female will inherit her husband’s Gotra. When her daughter is married, the daughter will leave her paternal Gotra and take on the Gotra of her husband’s family!

In case of a divorce, this inherited Gotra is once again considered while looking for a further match! There is another ceremony when a couple marries each other once again – this is usually done at the age of 60 or thereabouts and known as Shashtipurti – means completion of 60 years of age – the horoscope will have planets in identical position as birth (not all, but major planets)! This is one indication where the couple cannot have any more children! They share the same Gotra and their offspring will inherit genetic disease!!

Now a little more about Gotra – I will give my own example. My lineage traces back to Rishi Kanav, the Rishi who was responsible for giving Shakuntala refuge when her husband, the King, refused to accept her as his wife. The story is long, it was actually a curse on Shakuntala that in a future birth, her husband will abandon her! Shakuntala gave birth to Bharat – on whose name India was given the original name of Bharat!!

So, if I decide to get married, I cannot hope to marry a girl which has the same Gotra as I – Kanav, simple as that!!

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Eclipses during September 2016

Solar Eclipse September 1, 2016

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September in 2016 will witness two eclipses. A Solar Eclipse is scheduled on 1st September 2016 which begins at 11:43 IST (Thursday) and ends at 17:30 IST. Time for other countries will wary, please visit this link for accurate information. This solar eclipse will not be visible in India. It starts at the Western tip of Africa and ends down South in the Indian Ocean. The shadow narrowly misses Sri Lanka.

Lunar Eclipse 16/17 September 2016

For Lunar Eclipse check below.

Please note that all dates and timings appearing are based on Mumbai, India. Calculation of Day is once again Vedic Day which is from one Sunrise to next Sunrise. Cardinal Directions mentioned are based on a secret treatise based on Rahu.

Sun will be in Purva Phalguni Nakshatra (1st quarter or pad) and Moon will be in Purva Phalguni once again in the 1st quarter. When eclipse ends, Moon will have traversed over to Purva Phalguni 2nd quarter. Here is little info on Purva Phalguni shared in the Nakshatra section elsewhere on this blog:

Purva Phalguni is represented in the night sky by two bright stars in the back of the constellation of Leo. These stars can be seen forming a part of the lion shape usually associated with the constellation Leo. However ancient Vedic seers saw these two stars as representing the back legs of a cot (or the two poles of a swinging hammock). These stars are known in modern astronomy as Delta-Leonis (Zosma) and Theta-Leonis (Chertan). With a visual magnitude of 2.56, Zosma is the brighter one among them. It is very easy to locate these stars in the night sky as Leo is the brightest among the twelve zodiacal constellations. These stars are located to the left of the bright star Regulus where the hind legs of the lion figure of Leo are supposed to be. Zosma lies on top of Chertan.

Those who wish to know more about Purva Phalguni, may follow this link


Solar Eclipse in Purva Phalguni: Historically speaking a Solar Eclipse occurred in Purva Phalguni when Late Princess Diana died in a horrific accident that we all know. The date of Solar Eclipse in 1997 was September 2, 1997 (Monday) and this was a Partial Solar Eclipse. Late Princess Diana died a few days earlier, that is on August 31, 1997 (Saturday).

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Princess Diana’s death: The day when she died, Moon was transiting thru Ashresha Nakshatra 2nd quarter – one of the Gandanta Nakshatras and well known for unleashing its serpent like fangs and troubles when opportunity arises. Moon was transiting thru Ashresha August 30, 1997 @ 18:40 hrs (Saturday – Cardinal direction South) to August 31, 1997 @ 21:26 (Sunday – Cardinal Direction NE). September 2, 1997 Solar Eclipse began around 3:14 (Monday) and ended on September 2, 1997 @ 7:53 (Tuesday) – a few days later. It is well documented that Eclipse’s results are known to materialize few days earlier or later.

Lunar Eclipse: A total Lunar Eclipse occurred on 16/17 September 1997.

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Transition between a Watery Sign and Fire Sign:

In any case when Moon transits from Cancer (a Watery sign) over to Leo (a Fire Sign) – matters are not so sweet. Ashresha Nakshatra lies at the end of Cancer Zodiac and Magha is at the beginning of Leo Zodiac. This is where Water and Fire meet so to speak. Purva Phalguni is right after Magha. The destructive forces may not be apparent otherwise, but these are unleashed during an Eclipse – more so during a Solar Eclipse.


Solar Eclipse: Rahu will be eclipsing Sun, and Rahu is known to have a half serpent body. An explosive combination definitely. A Solar Eclipse is scheduled on 1st September 2016 which begins at 11:43 IST (Thursday) and ends at 17:30 IST (Thursday).

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Moon begins it transit thru Ashresha Nakshatra on August 30, 2016 @ 9:12:30 (Tuesday – Cardinal direction East) and exits on August 31, 2016 @ 9:48:33 (Wednesday – Cardinal direction South).

So, do we expect to see trouble and tragedies? May God help us, but, the chances are quite ripe. When is it likely going to happen? I have already mentioned the date and time when Moon transits thru Ashresha, chances are ripe within this time frame.

Lunar Eclipse: A Penumberal Lunar Eclipse is scheduled on 16/17 September, 2016. This lunar eclipse starts on September 16, 2016 @ 22:24:42 IST and ends September 17, 2016 @ 2:23:59 IST. More about this later.

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Brahma, Rudra & Maheshwara

Horoscope Case Study

Role of Brahma, Rudra and Maheshwara

Brahma and Maheswara are two key concepts in Ayur Jyotish. We know that in Hindu Pantheon, the Trinity, Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara Create, Sustain and Annihilate respectively. Thus the concept of Brahma as creator and Maheswara as the liberator are used in some key Ayur Dasas such as Brahma, Sthira, Shoola dasa etc. Though their importance is high, many do not venture into finding them as they turn out to be little complicated. I tried to make this little easier to understand and compute. With hard work and patience, this can be learnt and applied in Ayur Jyotisha.

I will not describe how to calculate which Planet in a Vedic Horoscope assumes the role of Brahma, Rudra and Maheshwara. Once again, different schools of thought have variations in deciding which Planet will gain importance and role mentioned above. Suffice to say that, majority of astrologers are NOT taught the intricacies of system and then many who do learn this subject, do NOT venture into predicting death – this can have a negative impact on clients.

However, this system gains importance in Mundane astrology too where the duration of a Government, cabinet ministers can be discovered and defined with precision. For instance the Office of the President of the United States is limited to a four year term. This may be extended to one more term. Of course, there is every possibility that a Presidency may come to an abrupt end when the nation loses its President while in office.

Alternately, there are situations where this system gains utmost importance to calculate when and how death may befall a native. Trust me when I say, that, most clients who do wish to know about their death – these are the ones really scared to die and do NOT take inputs discovered in a calm fashion. First and foremost expression is that of despair, loneliness, rejection and surrender. Everybody knows that one whomsoever takes birth, has to die one day. But, the very thought of death creeping on a native gives shivers down the spine of many.

The wise astrologer will never reveal the exact time of death, he/she will study certain hints within a horoscope that can be helpful while delivering dreadful news. Of course there are other calculations too which may confirm discoveries by this method.

As a case study, I will be taking the chart of a well-known personality and leave it to the well informed reader to judge how and when death had an icy grip on the native. The chart belongs an activist, a relentless activist who exposes many a clandestine and shady practice in food, and medical industry in India. Even today, people listen to his lectures strewn thru youtube channel. Being a lone activist against corporations and big business houses is not a path for the meek and the weak, it calls for a greater amount of bravado. I came across his horoscope thru a common colleague who is a family friend to the native. I had the opportunity to speak to family members and confirm my discoveries.

Death Inflicting Dasa- Antardasa:

  1. Longevity extends from Brahma to Maheswara.
  2. During the Brahma dasa of the sign having Mahesvara the antardasa will be of a sign in trines to the sign occupied by the eighth lord from Maheswara.
  3. The strongest of the lords of the 3rd, 6th, 8th & 12th houses from atmakaraka becomes the maraka.
  4. Generally, the 6th lord is death inflictor.
  5. The dasa of the sign occupied or aspected (or in trines) for the death inflictor furnishes the last period of life.
  6. The antardasa could be of the signs in the 6th, 7th, 8th or 12th from the death inflictor dasa sign.

RD natal

Birth details have been withheld on express request of relatives of the native. Let me list planets which assumed the role of Brahma, Rudra and Maheshwara in his chart.


Using rules mentioned above for death inflicting Dasa and Antar Dasa –

  1. Longevity extends from Brahma (Venus) to Maheswara (Mercury).
  2. During the Brahma dasa of the sign having Mahesvara the antardasa will be of a sign in trines to the sign occupied by the eighth lord from Maheswara. The 8th lord from Maheshwara (Mercury) is once again Venus as Mercury occupies Libra – the ascendant sign in his horoscope! The 8th sign from Libra is that of Taurus owned by Venus!
  3. The strongest of the lords of the 3rd, 6th, 8th & 12th houses from atmakaraka becomes the maraka. Saturn (Occupying Aquarius) is the Atma Karaka in his horoscope, so, the list will be Mars, Moon, Mercury and Saturn himself!
  4. Generally, the 6th lord is death inflictor. The 6th lord in his horoscope is a retrograde Jupiter. Jupiter is exalted in the 10th house of Cancer. So, his enemies will be extremely well placed and capable of murder!
  5. The dasa of the sign occupied or aspected (or in trines) for the death inflictor furnishes the last period of life.
  6. The antardasa could be of the signs in the 6th, 7th, 8th or 12th from the death inflictor dasa sign.


Let us look at his Brahma Dasa

Brahma dasa (cycle of life, death and life):

Ta MD:  2004-11-30  –  2015-12-01

Ta AD:  2010-06-01  –  2011-05-01

Ta PD:  2010-11-15  –  2010-12-13

Sookshma-antardasas in this PD:

Sc:  2010-11-15  –  2010-11-17

Sg:  2010-11-17  –  2010-11-20

Cp:  2010-11-20  –  2010-11-22

Aq:  2010-11-22  –  2010-11-24

Pi:  2010-11-24  –  2010-11-27

Ar:  2010-11-27  –  2010-11-29

Ta:  2010-11-29  –  2010-12-01 <- death inflicting period!

Ge:  2010-12-01  –  2010-12-04

Cn:  2010-12-04  –  2010-12-06

Le:  2010-12-06  –  2010-12-08

Vi:  2010-12-08  –  2010-12-11

Li:  2010-12-11  –  2010-12-13

He died in the early hours of 1st December 2010 around 2:00 AM. He died just few hours short of completing his 44th year! Let us confirm this event thru his Annual Tajaka chart.

RD Varshaphala

As you can see above, the Tajaka (Solar Return) horoscope has the same ascendant sign, Libra, as the natal. When the Annual Solar Return chart has the same Rising sign as the Natal Chart, the year ahead becomes as Dwijanma Year for the native. The native will suffer during the ensuing year.

By Vimshottari Dasa period, death for him was during Mercury->Moon->Saturn->Saturn->Saturn.

His annual Mudda Dasa was Venus->Ketu->Mercury.

RD dasa

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Swara Shastra – 2

Swara Shastra

Here are some practical uses of breath control

When you are about to leave house, as you exit ensure that left nostril (Moon) is active. While returning, as you enter your house right nostril (Sun) as active nostril is best.

When you wish to enter in a competition or challenge someone, it is best that right nostril is active. When engaged in gentle activities left nostril is best. Sushmana Nadi (both nostril’s) active is best for meditation.

Likewise when starting a journey, watch your active nostril. Step forward with the same foot, this ensures success.

Co-relation between Moon Cycles

During Shukla Paksha (the bright half of Moon’s cycle), first three Lunar days (tithi) are when Left nostril is active when you get up in the morning – the duration is 2.5 Ghati’s or one hour. During Krishna Paksha – the dark half, right nostril is active for first three Tithis when you get up in morning – the duration is once again 2.5 Ghati’s or one hour.

Co-relation between different week days

Thursday, Friday, and Wednesday – if during these days the left nostril is active, all gentle activities meet success. If at the same time the Moon’s Phase is also the Bright half, it gives instant success.

Sunday, Tuesday and Saturday – if during these days the right nostril is active, it gives success in competitive activities – the exact word is Krura. If at the same time the Moon’s Phase is Dark Half, it gives instant success.

Co-relation between different Tattva during each day –

Vayu (Air), Agni (Fire), Prithvi (Earth) and finally Jala (Water) Tattva follow in each day. The duration of these Tattva’s is once again 2.5 Ghati’s – that is one hour. During this one hour duration, each of these Tattva’s follow a one after another and thus the cycle repeats thru the day. Please note that the definition of Vedic day is different from Gregorian Calendar. In Vedic the Day is from one Sunrise to another Sunrise.

During Sunrise if right nostril is active, likewise, if during Moon rise left nostril is active -every activity meets with success.

Quite naturally if the opposite of above happens, do not attempt any serious activity, it will meet with failures or you will end up with quarrels and disappointments. When this happens for eight consecutive days, serious illness ensues.

When you get up in the morning –

Observe the active nostril. Use the hand on the same side to touch your face and then put the same side foot down on the ground and commence your daily duties.

Activities to be attempted when left nostril is active – the list is huge, so, here is a concise list
Marriage, buying jewelery, house building, visiting temples, taking medicines, getting into new relationships, greh pravesh (entering a new house).

When right nostril is active –
The right word is Krur – difficult and cruel activities such as Mantra sadhna, physical relationships (sex), going on a sea voyage, wine drinking, siddhis of krur devtas (witchcraft), learning firearms, going for hunting, trading in animals, breaking old houses, grinding and polishing gems, Vashikaran, going on a war, etc., etc.

More later

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Swara Shastra -1

Swara Shastra

I will be posting about Swara Shastra in a series of posts, beginning with this introductory part. A well known treatise exists detailing what activity should be done when a nostril is active.

Word of advice: The secrets described in this treatise relate to a human body, irrespective of caste, creed, nationality or gender. Be prepared for some surprises because, the entry of soul and then the vital breath known as Prana Vayu has little to do with boundaries made by human beings. A disturbance in Prana leads to illness. Controlling these pathways or Nadi’s bring success in particular area of life. The knowledge contained may be disturbing for many who are not familiar with how Prana or vital breath functions in the body!

Caveat: The knowledge contained herein is NOT meant for practitioners of Surat Shabad Yoga (or Dying while Living) which in a way is a method to vacate the soul out of the body, while Prana stays intact – thereby no death occurs. The method is all about Sushmana Nadi! Nothing of what is mentioned below applies to practitioners of Surat Shabad Yoga.

There are a total of 72 Nadi’s or pathways that run thru the entire body. The origin of this Nadi’s is located at the bellybutton. Among these Nadi’s, one such bunch of Nadi’s is known as the Kundalini which takes on the shape of a snake. Kundalini comprises of 10 Nadi’s going up in the body, while 10 go down in the body. Two Nadi’s traverse longitudinally which branch out into 24 Nadi’s out of which 10 are prominent and other 10 carry Vayu Tattva thru the body. These further branch out into vertical and downward branches, this is how Prana is stabilized in the body. Out of the verticals ten are very important, but, within these ten, three are most important – the Ida Nadi, Pingla Nadi and Sushmana Nadi. Other are Gandhari, Hastijivha, Pusha, Yashsvani, AlamBusha, Kuhu, and the last one is Shankhani Nadi.

Ida Nadi’s location is on the left side of the body. Pingla is on the right hand side, while Sushmana Nadi is dead center of the body. Gandhari relates to left eye. Hastijivha is right eye, Pusha is related to Ears, AlamBusha is related to Mouth. Kuhu is about reproductive organs, while Shankhani is all about Excretory organ namely the Anus.

The Prana Vayu that flows thru these Nadi’s are named as Prana, Apana, Samana, Udaana and Vyana.

  1. Prana further diversifies into Naga, Kurma, Krukala, Devdutta, Dhananjaya – these are located at the Heart.
  2. Apana is situated at the Anus.
  3. Samana is located at the belly button.
  4. Udaana is located at the throat center.
  5. Vyana is spread across the entire body

Naga helps in burping, Kurma helps in controlling movement of eyelids, Krukala is all about sneeze. Devdutta is all about yawing. Dhananjaya is what remains in the body after death.

Those who practice just any form of meditation will recognize different Nadi’s by the appearance of Moon in Ida Nadi, Sun in the Pingla Nadi, finally Lord Shiva himself is in the form of a mythical bird known as Hans in Sushmana Nadi. (The Sun and Moon mentioned here are NOT the physical bodies that one sees with naked eye or celestial bodies – the one visualized while doing meditation are LIVE objects and one can converse with them!)

Now coming on to the breath that everyone takes thru the nose. Hkar is the one which is related to inhalation. Skar is all about exhalation. Hkar is related to Lord Shiva and Skar is all about Shakti or consort of Lord Shiva. The breath which comes from left nostril is related to the Moon. The one which comes from Right nostril is related to Sun!

More on this subject in another post

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Bhava Tithi Principle

Horoscope Case Study

This post is all about rare techniques from remedial section of Vedic Astrology. A technique which calculates a Tithi (lunar date) for a house in horoscope is discussed below – I will also be sharing a horoscope of a child with Autism!

  1. The technique is –
    Observe Sun’s position in horoscope. Calculate Moon’s position from Sun – as in exact degrees.
  2. Having calculated degrees above, multiply this figure with concerned house (counted from ascendant). For instance – finance will be second house, siblings – 3, education, home, mother – 4, ………… likewise spouse, marriage will be 7 and so on and so forth.
  3. For an Autistic child the 4th house is important, as it also relates to education and mental buildup – other significations of 4th house is mother, vehicles, properties and so on. If a native has dysfunctional health, we will take the lagna (1), if the native has lack of mobility, we will take the 9th  house (legs), 12th house (feet). In present example am presenting the case with Bhava Tithi Calculation for fourth house.
  4. Divide figure obtained above under (3) by 12 – a Tithi is equivalent to Moon being 12 degrees away from Sun. Dwitiya Tithi will be 12×2=24 degrees. Calculate Tithi and then prescribe remedies.

Let me explain with a horoscope –

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Here in this case Sun is @ 28deg 38min 17sec in Virgo. Moon is at 24deg 41min 05sec Scorpio. Now for the calculation part –

24deg 41min 05sec
30deg 00min 00sec – for Libra
01deg 21min 43sec – this is balance left over in Virgo for Sun
56deg 02min 48sec – this is total of above

Now dividing this by 12 we get to see that 4 Tithis have lapsed and the 5th was running (12degx4=48deg). So, for this child the Tithi applicable to the 4th house in horoscope is the Panchami or 5th Tithi in Shukla Paksha – Bright half of Moon. If the total had exceeded 180 – the tithi would have been in Krishna Paksha or Dark half of Moon.

As a general rule, Tithis 1-6 are delay causing. Tithis calculated above between 7-10 – remedies are compulsory. Tithis 11-15 can deny results altogether.

The parents of this child were advised to pray to their Kula Devta – every Indian Hindu household knows their Kula Devta – the deity that presides over their family ancestry – they visited their native village, located their Kula Devta temple in shambles – repaired it and offered prayers. The child is showing signs of progress


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