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Frequently Asked Questions – About Vedic Astrology

Vedic Astrology FAQ

If one has many Raja Yogas in the chart, will one become famous and rich?

  • Not necessary. Good to pursue happiness: 😊

Which is the best Nakshatra? To be prosperous in Life?

  • All Nakshatras are good.

What is the origin of jothish?

  • It is said that the earilest mention of Jothish was in Rig Veda.

What is the difference of Vedic Astrology and Jothish?

  • Jothish talks about the Karma concept and the purpose of our life. Vedic Astrology is a subset of Jothish highlighting events, predictions etc.

Which scriptures mention about Jothish?

  • Almost all the Vedic scriptures talk about Jothish – like Rig Veda and other vedas, Bhagavatham, Bhagavad Gita, Mahabharata, Ramayana etc.

What is Kundali? Sounds like Kundalini?

  1. A Pictographic representation of Planets and Houses. Also, referred as Janam Patrika.
    1. A Pictorial representation of a user’s energy fields.

Kundalini is totally different – meaning “Coiled up” – said to be a form of energy located at the base of the spine.

Who are the famous Astrologers in India and World?

Why should one believe in Astrology?

  • There is no compulsion.
    1. It is an experiential phenomenon.
    1. Try and check the results, if it rings a bell, try to find out why?

What is Panchanga?

  • Pancha Anga or five limbs is an astrological almanac based on ancient Vedic System of calculation. There are the five dimensions of time: Vara, Tithi, Nakshatra, Karana and Yoga. Panchanga is used for daily reference by Astrologers of calculation of sidereal movement of planets, muhurtha or auspicious time, festivals etc.

Do Planets influence us?

  • Planets in Vedic terms is called Graha and technically means any object which is moving and can be seen by naked eye.
    1. Also, any object that has the capability to eclipse the mind and influence the decision making. The ability to get influenced or not is a separate topic.
    1. There are nine grahas – seven planets and 2 fictitious grahas – Rahu and Ketu.

Can I come out of any difficulty by doing any remedial measures?

  • If that is the case, there would be no suffering in the world.
    1. It will help alleviate the suffering to a certain extant and also prepare one face the problems.
    2. Focus on your Dharma and Karma, if you believe in Almighty – get into a Bhakti Mode, if you can learn Mantras – chant simple mantras
    3. Follow a healthy and disciplined life, think good for yourself and others and your mind with be healthy and you will meet good people.

What is Vedanga?

  1. They are the six auxillary disciplines mentioned and connected with the study of vedas
    1. Jothisha is one of the disciplines.
    1. And is termed to be the eye of the Vedas.

Which books do we refer for Vedic Astrology?

  1. Brihat Parashara Horashastra by Sage Parashara and Jaimini Sutras. Connect with the nature to study Nakshatras.

Have Gods and Rishis used the service of Jothish as per literature and scriptures?

  1. Many Vedic stories has a mention of Jothish. Almost every Manav avatars of gods seem to have guru’s advising them on Jothish.