Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Using Kashinatha Hora Chart

Personal Finances from
Hora Chart
� P.V.R. Narasimha Rao, SJC
SJC East Coast Conference
Edison, New Jersey, USA
August 31, 2003
Divisional Charts
Rasi chart is the chart that shows one's physical existence. Divisional charts show the environment that surrounds, supports and influences one's physical existence. Various divisional charts show various aspects of the environment under which one leads one's physical existence. Each divisional chart is based on dividing all signs into some number of equal parts or the other.
Hora chart is based on dividing each sign into two equal parts. Hora chart shows the resources at one's disposal, also known as "wealth". This chart may be denoted by the symbol "D-2" in some places in this article.
Hora Calculation
Sage Parasara taught that the first halves of odd signs and the second halves even signs go into Sun's hora. He also taught that the first halves of even signs and the second halves odd signs go into Moon's hora.
For example, suppose Jupiter is at 10� 21' in Taurus. Taurus is an even sign. The given longitude is in the first half (0� to 15� ) of Taurus. Thus it goes into Moon's hora. So Jupiter is in Moon's hora.
As another example, suppose Mars is at 18� 53' in Sagittarius. Sagittarius is an odd sign. The given longitude is in the second half (15� to 30� ) of Sagittarius. Thus it goes into Moon's hora again. So Mars is in Moon's hora.
Hora Chart Construction
If a planet is in "Sun's hora" or "Moon's hora", astrologers normally use an interpretation that puts the planet in Leo or Cancer respectively. As per this interpretation, Sun's hora means Leo in hora chart and Moon's hora means Cancer in hora chart.
This results in a hora chart that has all the planets in two signs - Cancer and Leo. Is it correct to place all planets in just two signs always? How can such a chart be interpreted?
Some astrologers disagree with this interpretation and use alternatives that utilize all the twelve signs.
Parivritti Dwaya (Bicyclical) Hora
A hora chart variation known as "Parivritti Dwaya Hora" (bicyclical hora) or PD-hora was speculated on the internet a few years ago to be the correct hora chart that shows wealth. This is a cyclical chart like Navamsa and Saptamsa. In other words, the two parts of Aries go into Aries and Taurus; the two parts of Taurus go into Gemini and Cancer; the two parts of Gemini go into Leo and Virgo; the two parts of Cancer go into Libra and Scorpio; and so on. As we go through the 24 horas arrived from the 12 signs, we cyclically go around the zodiac twice.
However, this chart does not satisfy the basic criterion of Parasara. If one were to use this chart, what is the meaning of Sun's hora and Moon's hora? Why are Aries, Cancer, Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius and Pisces called "Sun's hora" and other signs called "Moon's hora"? There is no link between the signs found using this interpretation and the luminaries.
This chart may be a valid chart, just like other non-Parasari variations of drekkana and chaturthamsa charts. However, this cannot be the chart Parasara referred to for examining wealth.
Parivritti (Cyclical) Charts
In general, parivritti-based (cyclical) charts show various factors that influence one's activities (karma). These charts throw light on various factors like the abilities, initiative, direction and judgment that go into one's activities.

Table 1: Some Parivritti-based Charts



Matters to be seen in it



Family support to karma



Dharma/duty (defined by �abilities�), the pillar supporting one's karma



The initiative behind karma



The direction (gati) behind karma



Judgment, wisdom and discretion behind karma

As seen in the table above, parivritti-based hora chart shows family support to one's activities. It does not show wealth as speculated by some astrologers.
Kashinatha Hora Chart
The real hora chart variation that shows wealth, as taught in the tradition of Sri Achyuta Dasa, is known as "Kashinatha Hora" chart, named after Pt. Kashinath Rath. This chart is based on the classicfication of signs into signs that are strong during the day and signs that are strong during the night.
Sun represents day-strong signs, i.e. Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Aquarius and Pisces. Moon represents night-strong signs, i.e. Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Sagittarius and Capricorn.
It may be noted that each planet owns exactly two signs owns one day-strong sign and one night-strong signs. There is a fable that says that Sun and Moon originally owned six signs each and gave away one sign each from their six signs to Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Thus, Sun's hora and Moon's hora refer to the day-strong and night-strong signs among the two signs owned by a planet. For this purpose, Leo and Cancer form a pair, even though they are not owned by the same planet.
As an example, suppose Jupiter is at 25� 16' in Taurus. Taurus is an even sign. The given longitude is in the second half (15� to 30� ) of Taurus. Thus it goes into Sun's hora. Thus it should go into the day-strong sign owned by Venus (lord of Taurus). Thus, Jupiter is placed in Libra in Kashinatha hora chart.
As another example, suppose Mars is at 18� 53' in Sagittarius. Sagittarius is an odd sign. The given longitude is in the second half (15� to 30� ) of Sagittarius. Thus it goes into Moon's hora. Thus it should go into the night-strong sign owned by Jupiter (lord of Sagittarius). Thus, Mars is placed in Sagittarius in Kashinatha hora chart.
Interpretation Guidelines
This hora chart shows financial gains and losses. It shows wealth, which is nothing but all the resources at one's disposal for one's activities. The financial situation at a given point of time and various financial transactions can be seen in this chart.
The second lord of rasi chart is the karyesha for hora chart. This placement and strength in hora chart is a key factor, even though not the sole factor, in determining one's wealth.
Sun, Mars and Jupiter are strong in day-strong signs. Moon, Mercury, Venus and Saturn are strong in night-strong signs.
Houses from Lagna
The following are the basic meanings of houses from lagna:
1st: Self from the viewpoint of finances
2nd: Resources at command (wealth)
3rd: Initiative, enterprise and boldness
4th: Direction in financial activities, happiness and comfort
5th: Earning ability
6th: Wealth from service, obstacles in finances
7th: Desires, interaction with others
8th: Changes, ups and downs, risks, investments, unexpected wealth
9th: Fortune and protection
10th: Money related activities in society
11th: Gains
12th: Losses
Houses from Arudha Lagna (AL)
The following are the basic meanings of houses from arudha lagna (AL):
1st: Image/status (in money matters)
2nd: How resourceful the native seems
3rd: Apparent initiative and enterprise
4th: Apparent activities (10th) of others (7th) and their impact on one�s finances
5th: Apparent earning abilities
6th: Apparent resistance to obstacles
7th: Others (impacting one�s finances)
8th: Resources of others and their impact on one�s finances
9th: Protection to one�s financial status
10th: Financial activities
11th: Apparent financial gains
12th: Apparent financial losses
Arudha Padas of Houses
The following are the basic meanings of arudha padas of houses:
AL: Overall image and status
A2: The wealth and possessions
A3: Enterprises and business ventures
A4: Indicators of comfort and happiness in financial matters (think of examples!)
A5: Events establishing earning abilities
A6: Service that generates money
A7: Partnerships and partners
A8: Financial risks, unexpected turns/swings
A9: Events making one look fortunate
A10: Activities related to money, career
A11: Profits, income, gains
UL: Losses, expenditure
In all the cases, it may be noted that the houses from arudha lagna deal with people's perceptions about various aspects of a native's finances, whereas arudha padas of houses directly show real things or events related to a native's finances.
For example, UL (upapada or the arudha pada of the 12th house) shows an amount that was lost or spent or given away. It shows a real expenditure. On the other hand, the 12th house from AL shows a perceived loss.
If a planet is in the 12th house from AL, it may give events that make people think that the native lost money. Of course, if people think that the native lost money, he probably did lose some money.
On the other hand, if a planet is in UL, it may simply give a specific loss or expense. If the same planet is in the 5th house from AL, the specific and real loss/expense may make the native seem very capable financially. In such a case, the expense shown by the planet in UL may be wise investment that makes the native look smart and capable.
By examining the houses from lagna and arudha lagna, by examining the arudha padas of various houses and by finding links between all these factors, one can make good predictions on the finances of a native.
Hora Narayana Dasa
Narayana dasa of the hora chart is the best tool for timing events related to a native's finances. This shows where Narayana (effort) is at a given time, in the financial environment in which one's physical existence takes place.
Calculation of Hora Narayana dasa is simple. Mark the 2nd house in rasi chart. Find the position of its lord in hora chart. Take that sign as lagna and find Narayana dasa of the hora chart just like that of the rasi chart.
For example, suppose Leo rises in rasi chart and Scorpio rises in hora chart. The 2nd house of rasi chart is Virgo. Its lord is Mercury. Suppose Mercury is in Cancer in hora chart. Take Cancer as lagna. Start Hora Narayana dasa from the stronger of Cancer and Capricorn and find dasa sequence and dasa lengths treating hora chart as rasi chart.
Each dasa is judged by examining the dasa sign (or the 7th from it, if dasas were initiated from the 7th). The placement of dasa sign and its paaka (sign containing dasa sign's lord) from lagna and its bhoga (arudha pada of dasa sign) from AL are examined. One can get more information from "Narayana Dasa" book authored by Pt. Sanjay Rath.
One can use the principle of three parts very effectively, when timing events related to personal finances using Hora Narayana dasa.
If a dasa is divided into three parts, the distribution of the results given by various factors changes based on how the sign rises. Signs that rise with their head are called seershodaya rasis (Ge, Le, Vi, Li, Sc, Aq). Signs that rise with their back are called prishthodaya rasis (Ar, Ta, Cn, Sg, Cp). Pisces is an ubhayodaya rasi and it rises with both.
The results given in the three parts are listed in Table 2.

Table 2: Principle of three parts


Rises with

First 1/3rd

Second 1/3rd

Third 1/3rd





Occupants and aspectors



Occupants and aspectors





Occupants and aspectors



Now, let us go through an example to consolidate the knowledge. Please consider a native born on 7th April 1893 at 9:31 am (LMT) at 75e55, 20n56.
Karyesha, i.e. the 2nd lord of rasi chart, is Mercury. He is placed in an upachaya (house of growth) from lagna and trine from AL in hora chart. More significantly, he is placed in GL (ghati lagna) in hora. Thus the native is successful, amasses wealth and attains influence and power in his financial life.
Hora Narayana dasa for the example of Chart 1 is given below:
Narayana Dasa of D-2 chart:
Maha Dasas:
Sg: 1893-04-07 (09:31:00) - 1904-04-08 (05:06:22)
Le: 1904-04-08 (05:06:22) - 1909-04-08 (11:54:04)
Ar: 1909-04-08 (11:54:04) - 1910-04-08 (18:05:43)
Pi: 1910-04-08 (18:05:43) - 1914-04-08 (18:37:10)
Sc: 1914-04-08 (18:37:10) - 1920-04-08 (07:36:00)
Cn: 1920-04-08 (07:36:00) - 1927-04-09 (02:35:16)
Ge: 1927-04-09 (02:35:16) - 1933-04-08 (15:34:52)
Aq: 1933-04-08 (15:34:52) - 1936-04-08 (09:56:52)
Li: 1936-04-08 (09:56:52) - 1942-04-08 (23:05:39)
Vi: 1942-04-08 (23:05:39) - 1951-04-09 (06:19:28)
Ta: 1951-04-09 (06:19:28) - 1962-04-09 (01:59:26)
Cp: 1962-04-09 (01:59:26) - 1966-04-09 (02:46:12)
Sg: 1966-04-09 (02:46:12) - 1967-04-09 (08:52:54)
Le: 1967-04-09 (08:52:54) - 1974-04-09 (03:50:44)
Ar: 1974-04-09 (03:50:44) - 1985-04-08 (23:32:10)
Pi: 1985-04-08 (23:32:10) - 1993-04-09 (00:51:21)
Sc: 1993-04-09 (00:51:21) - 1999-04-09 (13:47:20)
Cn: 1999-04-09 (13:47:20) - 2004-04-08 (20:30:10)
Let us start analyzing his Hora Narayana dasa, starting from Cancer dasa (1920-1927). Cancer is the 12th from AL and does not show much gains. Having A6 in it, it shows some struggle. However, its lord is debilitated in the 2nd house and it contains HL (money available to one). Thus, the dasa has mixed influences and shows success after struggle.
Gemini dasa (1927-1933) was very crucial in the finances of this natives. Gemini is the 11th from AL and shows financial gains. It contains A7 and shows business ventures and partnerships. Its lord Mercury is a functional benefic, as he owns the 9th and 12th houses. He is well-placed in the 5th house from AL and shows excellent financial capabilities. As Mercury conjoins UL, he shows expenses. However, considering his good placement, these expenses are investments that enrich the native's image. Being in the 3rd house from lagna, he shows initiative and bold actions. Mercury is the planet of business and trading. Thus, the native takes bold actions and engages in various businesses and succeeds.
One of the indications of Mercury and Gemini is sugarcane (among the forms of Devi, Mercury stands for Rajarajeswari, who holds a sugarcane). So sugar mills are a possibility. Mercury in Sagittarius can also show insurance business. The native bought a big insurance company and a sugar company in Gemini dasa!
In Libra dasa, he founded a Cement factory, the first in India. Libra's lord is exalted. Its bhoga conjoins AL. Thus it is an important dasa. It contains Ketu in the 3rd from AL (good placement for a malefic). Its lord Venus is exalted in the 8th from AL (good placement for a benefic). Libra contains A3. So there was a new enterprise. Ketu shows buildings, construction materials etc and can show cement too. Thus Libra dasa gave him a cement factory.
Virgo dasa was the most important in his financial life. Always, the 2nd house from AL is very important, as it feeds the image. Saturn is a yogakaraka for Libra lagna. Placed in the 2nd from AL, he feeds the image well. Moreover, its lord Mercury is in the 3rd house (of enterprise) from lagna and 5th house from AL (image of a capable person), along with UL (expenses/investments). Unlike the Gemini dasa, bhoga is also well-placed in the case of Virgo dasa. Bhoga of Virgo is in a trine from AL. Thus, Virgo dasa is the most brilliant dasa of all.
Mercury gave him banking and publishing. He started "Bharat Bank" and bought "The Times of India", one of the biggest newspapers in those times. He acquired some managing and marketing agencies too. He was also involved with some coal mines (notice Saturn!).
Towards the end of Saturn dasa, the native suffered incarcetation. Notice that Taurus is the 8th house and shows upheavals. It is the 10th house of activities from AL. As it contains a malefic, it shows bad reputation. Mars shows litigation. Bhoga of Taurus is in a dusthana from AL. Taurus contains Mars, who is the 2nd and 7th lord and hence a strong maraka in the hora chart. He shows a death-like situation or a serious problem in financial life. A malefic afflicting A4 shows lack of comfort in financial matters. Moreover, Mars is the naisargika vedhaka (obstructor) for Saturn and Mercury, two trine lords and key planets in this chart. So he obstructs the good financial fortune. Jupiter is the 3rd and 6th lord and a functional malefic. Being the 6th lord and being the planet of law, he can show problems with law. Taurus is the karaka sthana for Jupiter as per pachakadi sambandha and hence can promote Jupiter's results. For all these reasons, the native was convicted and his finances were destroyed.
This chart belongs to Sri Ramkrishna Dalmiya, an Indian industrialist.
* * *
This is just a simple example. I covered many more examples at the conference. Even the example used above was covered in greater detail and depth in the class.
This was the class I enjoyed teaching the most (so far). It was an excellent class. Of course, that's not because of me. The topic itself is such. Kashinatha Hora is a fantastic chart and Narayana dasa is an amazing dasa. The combination works so well that any class on it is bound to be awesome. I spent very little time on theory and covered several detailed examples to clarify all the concepts. It is not at all a bad idea to get the CD's.
If I get time later, I will try to give more examples and write more on other things. Especially, the session on "Padanaathaamsa dasa" was another very important session among the ones done by me. If I get time later, I will try to post an article on it, so that the important knowledge reaches everyone.
For those who own Jagannatha Hora commercial version: Kashinatha Hora will be available in the next release/upgrade. I will try to release it by the end of December.
BTW, I was told that a new version of Shri Jyothi Star (I hope that name's right) was released which gives this chart, soon after my class! I was pleasantly surprised when I found out that I was beaten by Andrew in supporting a secret chart revealed by me! Those who use his software may kindly contact him for an upgrade that supports Kashinatha Hora.
I have already coded it - actually, I've been using it for several years, as it has been present in my private version of JHora for several years - but it is a matter of bundling it with other important changes for a formal release to the public. It will happen...
May Jupiter's light shine on us,

On Modified Lahiri Ayanamsa

From: Narasimha P.V.R. Rao <>
Date: 2008/6/25
Subject: Re: [jhora] Planetary positions in divisional charts with Modified Lahiri Ayanamsa

I just came back from my India trip.
Modified Lahiri ayanamsa is not offset from normal Lahiri by a fixed amount. The amount varies from day to day and from planet to planet.
The issue here is NOT the starting point of the zodiac. The issue is the 2-dimensional plane onto which 3-dimensional positions of planets are projected for finding their longitudes. This plane varies from time to time in normal Lahiri. In modified Lahiri, a constant plane is used always. That is the difference. Thus, the planetary longitude planes of Lahiri ayanamsa and modified Lahiri ayanamsa are slightly different. Accordingly, projections of various bodies will be different.
Thus, positions of diffierent planets may vary by different amounts. Thus, taking normal Lahiri ayanamsa and subtracting a fixed amount from longitudes does NOT give the positions as per modified Lahiri ayanamsa.
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----- Original Message -----
From: sksk73
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 7:17 AM
Subject: [jhora] Planetary positions in divisional charts with Modified Lahiri Ayanamsa

Dear Narasimhaji,
Thanks a lot for providing us this wonderful software.
Pls spare few minutes from your busy schedule and share your comments
for the below mentioned situation.
I have taken the following birth details.
DOB:5th June 1973
TOB: 09:07AM
POB: 79E38,18N01,+5:30East of GMT
If I use the standard Lahiri ayanamsa it is 23-29-09.30 whereas the
modified Lahiri ayanamsa(Mean plane) is 23-29-09.25.So the difference
between these two is 0.05Sec. From this, I think that by taking the
standard Lahiri Ayanamsa and subtracting 0.05Sec from it should
simulate the position for modified ayanamsa.
Pls note the following planetary positions in D-60 chart.
Case 1: Standard Lahiri Ayanamsa
Lagna 17 Sc 13' 35.34" Jye 1 Sc Sg
Sun - MK 21 Li 25' 18.00" Visa 1 Li Ar
Moon - AK 29 Aq 39' 14.39" PBha 3 Aq Ge
Mars - AmK 28 Ta 38' 34.45" Mrig 2 Ta Vi
Mercury - PK 15 Li 29' 23.44" Swat 3 Li Aq
Jupiter (R) - DK 5 Aq 41' 38.75" Dhan 4 Aq Sc
Venus - GK 13 Ta 09' 33.02" Rohi 1 Ta Ar
Saturn - PiK 18 Pi 12' 53.08" Reva 1 Pi Sg
Rahu - BK 2 Cn 47' 26.53" Puna 4 Cn Cn
Ketu 2 Cp 47' 26.53" USha 2 Cp Cp

Case 2.Modified Lahiri Ayanamsa(Mean plane)
Lagna 17 Sc 13' 38.17" Jye 1 Sc Sg
Sun - BK 22 Li 23' 06.65" Visa 1 Li Ar
Moon - AmK 25 Aq 19' 12.88" PBha 2 Aq Ta
Mars - DK 0 Ge 17' 08.79" Mrig 3 Ge Li
Mercury - MK 19 Li 31' 38.18" Swat 4 Li Pi
Jupiter (R) - GK 6 Aq 24' 27.17" Dhan 4 Aq Sc
Venus - PK 15 Ta 12' 47.41" Rohi 2 Ta Ta
Saturn - PiK 17 Pi 24' 12.12" Reva 1 Pi Sg
Rahu - AK 3 Cn 20' 37.79" Push 1 Cn Le
Ketu 3 Cp 20' 37.79" USha 3 Cp Aq

Case 3. Ayanamsa value of 0.05 Sec is reduced from the standard
Lahiri Ayanamsa to simulate the Modified Lahiri Ayanamsa.

Lagna 17 Sc 13' 38.34" Jye 1 Sc Sg
Sun - MK 21 Li 25' 21.00" Visa 1 Li Ar
Moon - AK 29 Aq 39' 17.39" PBha 3 Aq Ge
Mars - AmK 28 Ta 38' 37.45" Mrig 2 Ta Vi
Mercury - PK 15 Li 29' 26.44" Swat 3 Li Aq
Jupiter (R) - DK 5 Aq 41' 41.75" Dhan 4 Aq Sc
Venus - GK 13 Ta 09' 36.02" Rohi 1 Ta Ar
Saturn - PiK 18 Pi 12' 56.08" Reva 1 Pi Sg
Rahu - BK 2 Cn 47' 29.53" Puna 4 Cn Cn
Ketu 2 Cp 47' 29.53" USha 2 Cp Cp

I assume the planetary degrees in both the cases 2 and 3 should
match.But there is a considerable discrepancy.
For example in Case 2,the moon is at 25 Aq 19' 12.88" whereas it is
29 Aq 39' 17.39" in Case 3.
Kindly spare few minutes and advise the reason for this discrepancy.


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Indian Tithi Pravesha for Sino-Indian_War

|| Om Gurave Namah ||
Dear Jyotishas,
I was just trying to analyze the Tithi pravesha for Sino-Indian war Oct 10 to Nov 21 of 1962. In this war India was defeated by China.
The Tithi pravesha charts is pasted below. The hora lord for the year is Moon.
Note the following, which clearly indicates a bad period for India.
1) Moon is 8th lord in exchange with 8th house and 7th house.
2) Moon is the only Graha in Kendra to Sagittarius Lagna.
3) Moon in Papakartari between Mars and Sun-Rahu combination.
4) The 2nd and 8th house from Moon and Lagna have malefics, forming Kemdruma Yoga. (Note the Navamsa 2nd and 8th house also has malefics)
5) All Kendra lords in Dustana. (Jupiter in 3rd in marakaaraka staana and mercury in 8th)
6) All Trikona lords in afflicted.

There is basically every possible affliction to the chart.

The whole war happened in Venus dasa, Venus is the 6th lord and on A6 and the Enemy was totally victorious by Sun dasa.
Sun is A6 lord and also dispositing the 6th lord (Assume A6 to be enemies lagna) The dasa of Lagna gives victory over enemies (Here for A6).

Additionally for those interested in Rudramsa, Venus is in debility in D11, in Maraka. See The parivartana between mercury and Venus.

Warm Regards,
Sanjay P

India Annual TP Date: July 29, 1962 Time: 4:26:58 pm Time Zone: 5:30:00 (East of GMT) Place: 77 E 13' 00", 28 N 40' 00" Delhi, India Altitude: 0.00 meters Lunar Yr-Mo: Shubha-krit - Ashadha Tithi: Krishna Trayodasi (Ju) (0.09% left) Vedic Weekday: Sunday (Su) Nakshatra: Aardra (Ra) (11.22% left) Yoga: Harshana (Su) (42.37% left) Karana: Vanija (Ve) (0.18% left) Hora Lord: Moon (5 min sign: Ta) Mahakala Hora: Moon (5 min sign: Vi) Kaala Lord: Rahu (Mahakala: Moon) Sunrise: 5:40:20 am Sunset: 7:14:23 pm Janma Ghatis: 26.9430 Ayanamsa: 23-20-03.62 Sidereal Time: 12:32:17 Body Longitude Nakshatra Pada Rasi Navamsa Lagna 1 Sg 32' 54.59" Mool 1 Sg Ar Sun - GK 12 Cn 30' 50.54" Push 3 Cn Li Moon - BK 18 Ge 30' 12.46" Ardr 4 Ge Pi Mars - AmK 20 Ta 45' 05.34" Rohi 4 Ta Cn Mercury - DK 12 Cn 19' 16.68" Push 3 Cn Li Jupiter (R) - MK 18 Aq 11' 48.20" Sata 4 Aq Pi Venus - AK 25 Le 22' 33.32" PPha 4 Le Sc Saturn (R) - PiK 14 Cp 54' 18.11" Srav 2 Cp Ta Rahu - PK 15 Cn 35' 26.84" Push 4 Cn Sc Ketu 15 Cp 35' 26.84" Srav 2 Cp Ta Maandi 4 Sg 53' 49.34" Mool 2 Sg Ta Gulika 23 Sc 32' 26.53" Jye 3 Sc Aq Bhava Lagna 23 Sg 44' 34.11" PSha 4 Sg Sc Hora Lagna 5 Ge 24' 03.67" Mrig 4 Ge Sc Ghati Lagna 10 Li 22' 32.34" Swat 2 Li Cp Vighati Lagna 5 Cn 14' 55.68" Push 1 Cn Le Varnada Lagna 1 Pi 32' 54.59" PBha 4 Pi Cn Sree Lagna 21 Li 08' 30.90" Visa 1 Li Ar Pranapada Lagna 5 Cn 40' 41.66" Push 1 Cn Le Indu Lagna 18 Sg 30' 12.46" PSha 2 Sg Vi Dhooma 25 Sc 50' 50.54" Jye 3 Sc Aq Vyatipata 4 Le 09' 09.46" Magh 2 Le Ta Parivesha 4 Aq 09' 09.46" Dhan 4 Aq Sc Indra Chapa 25 Ta 50' 50.54" Mrig 1 Ta Le Upaketu 12 Ge 30' 50.54" Ardr 2 Ge Cp Kaala 22 Cn 04' 42.97" Asre 2 Cn Cp Mrityu 6 Vi 26' 23.41" UPha 3 Vi Aq Artha Prahara 28 Vi 49' 43.77" Chit 2 Vi Vi Yama Ghantaka 20 Li 48' 55.38" Visa 1 Li Ar Prana Sphuta 1 Ar 16' 59.47" Aswi 1 Ar Ar Deha Sphuta 21 Le 34' 06.18" PPha 3 Le Li Mrityu Sphuta 27 Cp 17' 56.26" Dhan 2 Cp Vi Sookshma TriSphuta 20 Ge 09' 01.90" Puna 1 Ge Ar TriSphuta 13 Li 35' 33.57" Swat 3 Li Aq ChatusSphuta 26 Cp 06' 24.11" Dhan 1 Cp Le PanchaSphuta 11 Ta 41' 50.96" Rohi 1 Ta Ar Kunda 5 Le 25' 41.58" Magh 2 Le Ta +-----------------------------------------------+ | |AL |Ma |Mo HL | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |-----------+-----------------------+-----------| |JuR | |Su Me | | | |Ra | | | | | | | | | | | | | |-----------| Rasi |-----------| |SaR Ke | |Ve | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |-----------+-----------------------+-----------| |As Md |Gk |GL | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | +-----------------------------------------------+ Rasi +-----------------------------------------------+ | \ Ke / \ / | | \ SaR / \ Gk / | | \ / \ / | | \ / Md \ / | | \ / \ / | |JuR x As x GL | | / \ / \ | | / \ / \ | | / \ / \ | | / \ 9 / \ | | / \ / \ | | x | | \ / \ / | | \ / \ / | | \ / \ / | | \ / HL \ / | | \ / \ / | |AL x Mo x Ve | | / \ / \ | | / \ / \ | | / \ / \ | | / Ma \ / Su \ | | / \ / Me Ra \ | +-----------------------------------------------+ +-----------------------------------------------+ | \ | | / | | \ | AL | / | | \ | | / | | Mo \ Ma | | / JuR | | \ | | / | | HL \ | | / | | \ | | / | |---------------+---------------+---------------| | | | | | Su Me | | SaR Ke | | Ra | | | | | Rasi | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |---------------+---------------+---------------| | / | | \ | | / | GL | \ Md | | / | | \ | | Ve / | | Gk \ As | | / | | \ | | / | | \ | | / | | \ | +---------------+---------------+---------------+ +-----------------------------------------------+ |Mo JuR |As |SaR Ke | | | | |Md | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |-----------+-----------------------+-----------| |Gk | |Ma AL | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Navamsa | | |-----------| |-----------| |GL | D-9 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |-----------+-----------------------+-----------| | |Ve Ra |Su Me | | | |HL | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | +-----------------------------------------------+ Navamsa D-9 +-----------------------------------------------+ | \ Ke Md / \ JuR / | | \ SaR / \ Mo / | | \ / \ / | | \ / \ / | | \ / \ / | | x As x Gk | | / \ / \ | | / \ / \ | | / \ / \ | | / AL \ 1 / \ | | / \ / \ | | Ma x GL | | \ / \ / | | \ / \ / | | \ / \ / | | \ / Me \ / | | \ / \ / | | x Su x | | / \ / \ | | / \ / \ | | / \ / \ | | / \ / Ve \ | | / \ / Ra HL \ | +-----------------------------------------------+ +-----------------------------------------------+ | \ | | / | | \ Md Ke | As | JuR / | | \ | | / | | \ SaR | | Mo / Gk | | \ | | / | | \ | | / | | \ | | / | |---------------+---------------+---------------| | | | | | Ma AL | | GL | | | Navamsa | | | | | | | | D-9 | | | | | | | | | | |---------------+---------------+---------------| | / | | \ | | / | Su Me | \ | | / | | \ | | / | | Ve \ | | / | | \ | | / | | Ra HL \ | | / | | \ | +---------------+---------------+---------------+ Tithi Ashtottari Dasa of Janma tithi (useful especially in Tithi Pravesha charts): Jup Rah 1962-05-29 Ven 1962-06-04 Sun 1962-06-17 Moon 1962-06-20 Mars 1962-06-28 Merc 1962-07-03 Sat 1962-07-13 Jup 1962-07-19 Rah Ven 1962-07-29 Sun 1962-08-07 Moon 1962-08-09 Mars 1962-08-14 Merc 1962-08-17 Sat 1962-08-23 Jup 1962-08-26 Rah 1962-09-03 Ven Sun 1962-09-08 Moon 1962-09-11 Mars 1962-09-20 Merc 1962-09-25 Sat 1962-10-07 Jup 1962-10-13 Rah 1962-10-25 Ven 1962-11-02 Sun Moon 1962-11-14 Mars 1962-11-17 Merc 1962-11-19 Sat 1962-11-22 Jup 1962-11-24 Rah 1962-11-28 Ven 1962-11-30 Sun 1962-12-04 Moon Mars 1962-12-05 Merc 1962-12-08 Sat 1962-12-16 Jup 1962-12-21 Rah 1962-12-30 Ven 1963-01-04 Sun 1963-01-13 Moon 1963-01-16 Mars Merc 1963-01-23 Sat 1963-01-27 Jup 1963-01-30 Rah 1963-02-03 Ven 1963-02-06 Sun 1963-02-11 Moon 1963-02-13 Mars 1963-02-17 Merc Sat 1963-02-19 Jup 1963-02-24 Rah 1963-03-05 Ven 1963-03-11 Sun 1963-03-23 Moon 1963-03-26 Mars 1963-04-02 Merc 1963-04-06 Sat Jup 1963-04-16 Rah 1963-04-21 Ven 1963-04-24 Sun 1963-04-30 Moon 1963-05-02 Mars 1963-05-07 Merc 1963-05-10 Sat 1963-05-15 Jup Rah 1963-05-18 Ven 1963-05-24 Sun 1963-06-06 Moon 1963-06-10 Mars 1963-06-18 Merc 1963-06-22 Sat 1963-07-02 Jup 1963-07-09

Monday, June 09, 2008


--- In, "Guru Sanjay Rath"
om namo bhagavate vasudevaya
Dear Swee
I will use only one stanza of the Bhagavatam to show how wrong
translations can affect the thinking and reading of people and
astrologers like your goodself can be totaly off the point. This is an
extract of what you sent as replies to my questions and points raised.
Swee wrote :
Maitreya in Bhagavata Purāëa Skaëòha III on the concept of Time
Chapter 11: Text 14, 18, 19 and 20

saMvatsaraH parivatsara iDA-vatsara eva ca|
anuvatsaro vatsarash ca viduraivaM prabhASyate||11.14

Meaning: The period of (the solar/tropical year) is called
Saà vatsara. [for the time that it takes the sun, thus speeding slow,
fast or moderate, to move entirely through the spheres above and
below, is indeed with its passage, to the descriptions of the
scholars, spoken of a samvatsara ref SB Canto 5 Ch 22 text 7)

You see this sloka clearly speaks of the five types of solar years
that are to be followed and this has nothing to do with the *speed of
the sun* nor with any *special sphere*. The general term for the solar
year is samvatsara and the five types of years based on the tithi at
sankranti is samvatsara, parivatsara, idavatsara, anuvatsara and
vatsara. This is precisely what the sloka states. The word vidura
refers to the knowledge about these five types of solar years that are
used in Jyotish which are reckoned on the basis of tithi on mesha
sankranti or what we call in Orissa - panaa sankranti.

Where did you get this translation? Would you like to make any
comments on the translations that you quote in your mail? Did you
actually read them?

With best wishes and warm regards,
Sanjay Rath
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New Delhi 110060, India
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From: [] On
Behalf Of Swee Chan
Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2005 7:01 AM
Subject: RE: |Sri Varaha| RE: [vedic-astrology] RE: [sohamsa] Muhurata

Jaya Jagannatha

Dear Sanjay ji,

Replies directly below the other 2 (mails).



From: [] On
Behalf Of Guru Sanjay Rath
Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 9:45 AM
To:; Sohamsa
Subject: RE: |Sri Varaha| RE: [vedic-astrology] RE: [sohamsa] Muhurata

om bhurbhuva svaħ břhaspataye namaħ
Dear Swee
1.What is the year for Manu? We are Manusya
2. Saura masa is different from savana maasa - one is transit of sun
through a sign and the other is the simple count of 30 days
3. You seem to be supporting the point of Dwivekar ji that the natal
chart of Chandrasekhar ji is the reason for the long marriage and not
the bad muhurta chosen. Is this correct or am I getting this wrong?
With best wishes and warm regards,
Sanjay Rath
* * *
Sri Jagannath Center®
15B Gangaram Hospital Road
New Delhi 110060, India
<>, +91-11-25717162
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Monday, June 02, 2008


From : Oriya Classics
(15th-16th Century)

Jagannatha Daasa

Achyutananda Daasa

Balarama Daasa

Jasovanta Daasa

Sisuananta Daasa

The 15th century was a very fertile period in Oriya literature. It was a period when the culture of Lord Jagannatha of Srikshetra Puri held the sway over entire Orissa. Around the culture of Jagannatha a rich literature grew up which included various influences including Buddhist (chiefly Tantra), Shaiva and Vaishnava. Two interesting concepts emerged around this period. The notion of Pinda Brahmanda (body as a microsm) and that of Sunyapurusa. Five poets were extremely influenctial in this period and called the Panchasakha (five soul-mates). Of these Jagannatha Dasa, Achyutananda Dasa and Balarama Dasa were the most popular.

Atibadi Jagannath Dasa

The Elephant Sways
(view the original poem)

The elephant sways gently - it's time to start off.
From his body flows intoxicated sweat.
He had been tied in Nilakandara.
Now, for his bath he has been set free.
In his sandalwood bed he had been sleeping.
Now as he walks he swings back and forth.
How beautifully is he - swaying in his intoxication!
Of the fourteen worlds he the creator!
Such a beautiful elephant no one has ever seen.
Jagannath Dasa says His name is Kannahi.

The poem refers to Lord Jagannatha. The metaphor of the elephant is used for a number of reasons. Both the Lord and the elephant are dark in colour. During the car festival (rathayatra), a number of priests have to drag Jagannatha down the stairs (He is so heavy he cannot be carried down) in a swinging motion, like an elephant. On the last day of the car festival, the Lord is decked up like an elephant - this is known as hatibesa (the guise of the elephant).Sandalwood bed refers to the festival of sandalwood (chandanyatra) when the Lord cools of at the centre of the Narendra pool.

(Translation by Arundhati & Priyadarshi Patnaik)

Why Look at All these Again? (view the original poem)

Why look at all these again?
The eagle of time is hovering - have you forgotten!
With your imagination cut off both the wings
The melody of veena is in the air - can't you hear it?
In the market place the five warriors call out to one another
When the day ends, does the merchant stay back for a moment?
In the golden cage the parrot, as each new day passes.
When the bird flies off, can one ever catch it?
Look between your brows, in the confluence the flag flies
Once the ultimate jewel is lost, can you ever find it?
Look within the letter Oum, see the upturned swan
Tells Jagannatha Dasa, will you do as he says?

The five warriors are the fives senses. The confluence is the point between the eyebrows on the forehead. It is believed that this is the point where the three nerves (flows or rivers), ida, pingala and susumna converge.

(Translation by Priyadarshi Patnaik)

Achyutananda Dasa

The first eight stanzas of

Sunya Purusa (view the original poem)

Sunya Purusa is tied down
Wrapped and decorated with compassion and forgiveness (1)

Eleven senses surround it,
lust, anger and greed ever its guards (2)

Twelve sentries guard the fortress.
Five are the qualities , five the chieftens (3)

At the top of the six circles fifty syllables.
Around the fortress seventy two streams. (4)

Around the fortress there are the guards.
Always surrounding the sunya purusa (5)

Their power is because of Sunya purusa
Which commands our happiness and prosperity. (6)

Sunya purusa stays apart,
In the palace of emptiness plays its games. (7)

Fifty people cannot touch it,
staying away it makes them look many (8)

Notes to be included shortly

(Translation by Priyadarshi Patnaik and Tandra Patnaik)

From Nameless Name is Born (view the original poem)

From nameless name is born
Since without letters, it is called nameless. (1)

The name is only one letter ,
This is the essence of Gita, Bhagabata. (2)

Then emerges the letter 'oo,'
Below it a curved line. (3)

'a,' 'oo,' 'ma,' the three
Along with the curved line make four. (4)

Sixty-four seeds, eight syllables
A pair of sixteen, twelve meanings. (5)

Six four-letters form the bindu, good men,
Serve your guru and learn the meaning. (6)

If you have longing since previous birth,
Only then will you find the true guru. (7)

The glory of nama, O good people, sing,
Acyhuta Dasa bows before the name. (8)

Nama: name, essence, the aum syllable. Anama: that which cannot be named, which is without name, nameless.
The third and fourth stanzas refer to the holy letter of the Hindus, aum, considered to be the root sound, the one that emerges from the naval, that contains the seed of the Brahman.
Sixty-four mantras: Tantric root chanting. Eight syllables refer to Hare Rama Hare Krishna. Here we find an assimilation of Vaisnavism and Tantra.

(Translation by Priyadarshi Patnaik and Tandra Patnaik)

Gyaanapradipa Gitaa (Second Chapter)

View the original text

Balaraama Dasa

O Companion of the Poor (view the original poem)

O companion of the poor
my sorrows do not end.
If you, Dinabandhu, abandon me
who will be my friend then?

Garland of tulsi, hair of tulsi
with tulsi upon your head,
when I look from the tulsi tree
your nilachakra becomes visible.

On top of your hair
the mantle of sebati flowers
looks terrible!
whenever you look only victory.

The one whom we calls Dinabandhu
is a mighty yogi.
The bond of the material, non-material is tight.
One hunts the puzzle of illusion & attachment.
But the man of emptiness travels in emptiness
the prison cell is empty!

To escape this vast ocean
I have built a boat of stone
If you don't hold me, I float away,
O save me Dinabandhu.

Since you are happy with the love of your devotee
They call you the one who is intoxicated by devotion.
Balaraama Das never asked for a grain of rice,
only for a little ray from your feet.

(Translation by Arundhati & Priyadarshi Patnaik)

Jasovanta Daasa

View original poems

Sisuananta Daasa

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Brihaspati Gayatri, Vishwamitra/Gaathina Rishi Rig Veda 6.62.6