Definition

The word hora means a unit of time equivalent to an hour and in all likelihood has been the root of the same word. It is derived from two words “aho” & “ratra” meaning “day” & “night” respectively. Thus hora also means the most primary two-fold division of time on the basis of the day & night. This takes into account not only the time frames but also the quality of time like the day is dominated or ruled by the Sun and the night by the Moon. This word also forms the first sub-division of the signs into two Hora’s ruled by the Sun & Moon. Thus, the word HORA broadly describes the quantity and quality of time.

  • The word shastra means “science”.
  • Thus hora shastra is traslated as “the scientific study of the quality of time”.
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Introduction: Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945) was the 32nd President of the United Sates of America. FDR was born in Hyde Park, New York at “Springwood”, his family’s country estate. He was related to the President Theodore Roosevelt. His aristocracy is easily seen from the rising Leo ascendant aspected both by the lagna lord Sun and Ātmakāraka Jupiter (Rāśi dristi). A similar situation occurs in the Navāṁśa with lagna lord Mars and A.K. (Jupiter) placed in Lagna – a king is born.
Daśā applicability: There are 3 planets in quadrants to Ascendant and one (Mars) in quadrant to the Moon. The ascendant is stronger and Vimśottari daśā will have to be started from the cusp of the ascendant.

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Predictions published on TV

Of course the Congress Party is winning this elections as the Narayan dasha of Libra continues from 2002 – 2011. Ever since the inception of this daśā, the then ruling BJP started to decline and failed to outshine the Congress in the elections of 2004. Sonia Gandhi should have become the Prime Minister, but decided to give the post to Dr. Manmohan Singh (Sardar/Guru follower) as Jupiter representing the Guru worshippers, stood strong in Libra.

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“This Mysterious Beatle” George Harold Harrison needs no introduction. The date and time of his birth as recorded are [1]25 February, 1943; 00:05’ BST; (-1Hr GMT); Liverpool, U.K. Later this was ‘corrected’ by an astrologer. He wrote, “For instance, I only learned recently after all these years that the date and time of my own birth have always been off by one calendar day and about a half hour on the clock,” reported in Billboard magazine, 12/1992.” On a prior occasion, he had given out February 25, 1943, 00:05 AM GDT, (23 minutes later). Tashi Grady met Harrison in 7/1993 and he said that he and his astrologer had rectified the time to [2] 11:52:19 PM. Lois Rodden’s Astrodatabank has further ‘corrected’ this time to [3] 11:42’ PM.

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An article by Pandit Sanjay Rath with an introduction by Das Goravani

Raghunandan Das Goravani das@goravani.com
Please Note
This is a very old article created from some mails in the Goravani Jyotish List by Raghunandan Das Goravani. A more comprehensive explanation of the Karma Theory is in available in this video presentation

Raghunandan Das Goravani wrote

Pandit Sanjay Rath’s Article on free will is below my [Goravani’s] introduction here. See below the dashed line for his article. I’m simply re-posting Sanjay’s letter in response to another thread on my astrological list. I want this to be labeled correctly, so I’m re-posting it, and I want to share this as an example to friends on both of my lists. My motivation is mostly to show by example the detail of what Brahmins talk about as regards the science of karma, to spark interest, to blow minds, to shift paradigms, and the like, hopefully all for the benefit of souls, and the glory of Krishna.

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Article Published in The Jyotish Digest Editorial for Jan-Mar, 2003; written March 2002. That old Iraq of 1932 is now history…

Chart 1 : Iraq Rasi chakra

Historical perspective

Historically, Iraq was a part of the Ottoman Empire before becoming a British protectorate. Then she became a kingdom and finally a totalitarian state. Saddam Hussein became its President in 1979 and ruthlessly maintained power through political purges not even sparing members of his own family. Strife, which is better understood as the effect of Kali, is an inherent part of Iraq as a debilitated Mars in the lagna and Saturn in the seventh house is a classic combination for Matibhramana yoga (madness). Under such evil directions of the warring Mars and Saturn, peace is the casualty, as a strange kind of madness shall seize the nation causing the leaders to hanker for war or to do such things that will bring wars, destruction and ruin on the people.

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Article published in 1997 in the Times of Astrology. Readers will appreciate the accurate prediction about the BJP coming to power during theNārāyaṇa Daśā daśā of Pisces (1997 – 2002). This is exactly what happened and in the net daśā, the BJP lost power.

India

Indian democracy has been witnessing a turbulent period with hung parliaments and not a single party is able to get absolute majority. Governments have to be made through compromises and understanding with other parties. Given the heterogeneous character of the Indian populace and the fact that almost all parties have exploited the weakness of the voter on caste, creed and feudal lines, this does seem like a fait accompli. However, an examination of the Independence Chart of India (Chart I) not only shows this trend, but also indicates the period of stability in the future which seems to be a natural consequence.

India Independence Chart
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Note: The authenticity of this story is doubted but there is no doubt that Khanna or Lilavati was a great astrologer. We intend to present her great teachings in the recent future by translating some of her works. A television serial in the bengali language highlights her achievements.

Brief History

Kalidas, Varāhamihira, Ghata Karpura, Dhanvantari, Vararuchi, Vetāla Bhatt, Kṣayapanaka, Śaṅku and Amar Singh  – these were the Navaratna (nine gems) in the court of Vikramaditya, the Maharaja of Ujjain. Among these experts Varāhamihira was the best in jyotiṣa (although one text is also attributed to Kalidas). His calculations and prediction were simply astounding.

Varāhamihira was blessed with a son and prepared his horoscope. The great astrologer made a significant blunder in the calculation of longevity of his son – instead of a hundred years, he calculated this as ten years! Lamenting his misfortune he felt that he could not take the sorrow of death of his son in the tenth year and placing his child in a basket, set it afloat in the river. It is noteworthy that several years back during the time of Kṛṣṇa, Kunti had done the same for her eldest son Karna who was the son of Sūrya, the Sun god, and Varāhamihira was considered an incarnation of the Sun god. He belonged to a family of Sun worsshippers.

The Story of Khanna

This is the story of Lilavati lovingly called ‘khanna’ the mute or stammerer. Read on as to why and how she lost her speech.
Around the same time, Lilāvatī, the baby princess of an Island state was kidnapped and adopted by Asura after they killed her parents and destroyed the Island city. The asura were enamoured by her beauty, sweetness and innocence. She was adopted by the asura, from whom she learnt jyotiśa and other subjects. Varāhamihira’s handsome baby was also found by the same Asura and they adopted the boy. In due course of time they grew up and married. Lilāvatī went on to become the best jyotiśa among the Asura. The couple were not happy in the bondage of the asura although the asura king had a fondness for them. Choosing Mahendra Muhurta, they decided to escape from the city/bondage. The guards rushed to the king and informed him about the escape of Lilāvatī and Kumar Mihira.

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Extracts from book: Brhat Naksatra by Sanjay Rath
[continued]…We are not empowered with this knowledge to debunk theories about avatara is they do not confirm to the requirements of the charts.

Shri Chaitanya is Krishna avatara [True]

Shri Chaitanya: Amsha avatara

Shri Chaitanya appeared on February 27, 1486 at 5:56:40 pm LMT at Navadwip, India (88 E 22?, 23 N 25?) which was a Wednesday on Purnima (S15) tithi in Purva Phalguni nakshatra belonging to Atri-Moon group showing the creation ray. Now, Shri Krishna also comes from the Atri-Moon group with Rohini as the Janma nakshatra.

The second requirement of the Moon and Lagna is also met as the Moon is in Leo Lagna and both are in Purva Phalguni nakshatra having the Atri-Moon ray and showing the possibility of an avatara of Vishnu.

Both Shri Krishna and Shri Chaitanya have Saturn in Jyeshtha nakshatra. The 7th house shows the conditions for reincarnation and in the chart of SHri Krishna, Saturn is in the 7th house in Jyeshtha nakshatra in Scorpio which indicates an island (Mars rules Scorpio) as the likely place and the name of the place of birth of SHri Chaitanya is Navadwip where Nava means ‘new’ and dwip is from dvipa meaning island. The atmakaraka in the chart of Shri Krishna and Shri Chaitanya are the same as the ishta devata indicating the merger of the atman and ishta devata indicator planets implying that the ‘higher and lower bird on a branch’ theory will not apply as the soul is already one who has realised his higher self.

From the above we can safely conclude, based on these criteria that SHri Chaitanya is an amsha avatara (partial incarnation) of Shri Krishna (specific avatara pointer for amsha).

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The ‘Bhrigu Samhita’ is a treatise on Jyotish (Vedic astrology) compiled by ‘Maharishi Bhrigu’ during Vedic period. Although the available evidence suggests that this was compiled over a period of time by the various Sisya (Students in the lineage) of Maharishi Bhrigu.Symbolically, all creation begins from Venus which represents Semen, the seed of all creation. That is why the beginning or the seed of this vast knowledge was sown by Maharishi Bhrigu the father of Sukracharya (Venus). Jyotish is considered the Fifth Veda compiled during the Treta Yuga. (The first four are the Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharva Veda which are Sruti ’s having been heard by the Maharishi’s from the mouth of Lord Brahma). Maharishi Bhrigu compiled about 5 lakh horoscopes and recorded the life details and events of the persons along with their ages. This formed the database for further research and study. This study culminated in the birth of the science (Shastra) of determining the quality of time (Hora) and is the Brihat Parasara Hora Shastra.

However, the compilation of the horoscopes seems to have continued for some time and these compilations are now found in the form of records in palm leaf manuscripts all over India. Often we find the principles of horary astrology, horoscopy and other branches of Vedic astrology being used therein to explain the events that have happened or are likely to come by. The primary database is based on the Rasi Chart (12 signs) and the ten variables of Navagraha and Lagna (i.e. Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu, Ketu & Lagna). The total permutations/ possible horoscope charts that can be drawn with this is about 45 Million[1]. It is believed that about 5 lakh horoscopes (half million only) are available in the Bhrigu Samhita spread all over. Let us examine some of the claims in the light of this knowledge.

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