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Retrogression

All the planets move in their orbits around the Sun. Each moves at a different speed. They always move forward and astronomically there is no reverse or retrograde motion. However, when viewed from Earth, there is sometimes an apparent backward movement which is called retrogression or Vakri in astrology. Vakri could also be interpreted as […]

Jothishi

Lords In Houses – The Second Lord In Houses

The second house of a birth chart from the ascendant is called the Dhana Bhava. It is the house that indicates the savings, family, resources and all the possessions that are important to a person. The placement of the second lord in the birth chart tells us a lot about this aspect of a person’s […]

Nakshatra

Arjuna’s Nakshatra – Phalguna

Arjuna is very well known as the ace archer amongst the Pandavas. One of his many names is Phalguna. And this is because of his connection to a Phalguni Nakshatra. It is very interesting to see how the characteristics of this Nakshatra is clearly seen in the life of Arjuna. The Names Of Arjuna We […]

Planets-Graha

From Shani Mahatmya – The Mythology Behind Brihaspati or Jupiter

Shani Mahatmya is a narration of the happenings in the life of the King Vikramaditya during his seven and a half year Saturn period called Sade-Sati. The narration starts in the court of the King Vikramaditya. He was a very wise, benevolent and well-loved King. King Vikramaditya liked to encourage meaningful debate in his court. […]

Raja Yogas

Malavya Yoga

M Malavya Yoga is one of the Panch Mahapurush Yoga. In Sanskrit, this breaks down as “Panch” means “Five”, “Maha” means “Great” and “Purush” means “Man (or an individual)”. The Panch Mahapurush Yoga is formed by the five planets, which are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Saturn or Venus. Either one of these planets need to be […]

Shlokas

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Lalitha Ashtotra Shata Namavali

oṃ rajatācala śṛṅgāgra madhyasthāyai namaḥ oṃ himācala mahāvaṃśa pāvanāyai namaḥ oṃ śaṅkarārdhāṅga saundarya śarīrāyai namaḥ oṃ lasanmarakata svacca vigrahāyai namaḥ oṃ mahātiśaya saundarya lāvaṇyāyai namaḥ oṃ śaśāṅkaśekhara prāṇavallabhāyai namaḥ oṃ sadā pañcadaśātmaikya svarūpāyai namaḥ oṃ vajramāṇikya kaṭaka kirīṭāyai namaḥ oṃ kastūrī tilakollāsita niṭalāyai namaḥ oṃ bhasmarekhāṅkita lasanmastakāyai namaḥ oṃ vikacāmbhoruhadaḻa locanāyai namaḥ oṃ śaraccāmpeya puśhpābha […]

Sun Signs

Presidents of America And Their Zodiacs

Global Leaders and Their Zodiac Signs

Even if you don’t believe it, zodiac signs do influence your personality.  The time of your birth decides which zodiac sign will shape your mental abilities. Moreover, these abilities stay with you and guide you on each and every step of your life. In fact, it is through the use of these psychic powers many […]

Temples of India

Dakshineswar Kali Temple

This beautiful temple is a must-see for the visitor to Calcutta. It is a temple that is lovely to behold and also interlinked with Bengali history. This beautiful temple is on the banks of the Hooghly river and has Goddess Kali in the Bhavatarini form. The temple and the life of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa are […]

Vedic Astrology Houses

The Bhava Chalit Chart

The Bhava Chalit chart is a chart that is used to find the position of the planets in the houses relative to the actual Lagna degree. This chart is vital in the determination of which house each planet actually falls into. Rashi Chart Anyone who is familiar with the basics of astrology knows that the […]

Vedic Baby Names

Saraswati goddess baby Names

Baby Names Based on Goddess Saraswati

Name Meaning Baani Earth, Goddess Saraswati, Maiden Bhagavath Name of Goddess Saraswati Devi inspired, Intuitive, And creative, Goddess Durga Chitradevi Goddess Saraswati, Chitra – picture, Devi – Goddess Hamsika Goddess Saraswati, The one who has a swan as her vehicle Hamsini Who rides a swan, Goddess Saraswati; who rides a swan; Saraswathi Hansaveni Another name […]

Vishnu Sahasranamam

Lord Vishnu

Vishnu Sahasranamam

Vishnu Sahasranama: (1000 names of Vishnu) Shlokha 1: 1. Vishvam: He who is the Universe, reason for Universe, the entire being. 2. Vishnu: He who isAll Pervading, Omnipresent, Remover of darkness 3. Vashatkara: One who controls and directs 4. Bhuta-Bhavya-Bhavat-Prabhu: Lord of past, present and the future. 5. Bhuta-Krit: Creator of all beings. 6. Bhuta-Bhrt: The sustainer […]