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This is a star which favours expansion or development. It also stands for peace. It stands as a significator for the following:- (1) Writer (2) Dyer (3) Gemmologist (4) Singer (5) Maker of perfumes (6) Mathematician (7) Weaver (8) Eye specialist (9) Grains The first two quarters of Chitra fall


The presiding deity of Bharani is Yama. The Vedas say that Yama, when propitiated, could bestow Moksha. Yama is the custodian of Dharma. All living beings, after birth experience different effects, but the journey ends in death. Paramatma is the supreme soul of which the Jivatma is a fraction; in


All constellations form part of the zodiac. In astrology, this band is divided into 12 equal parts called signs, each 30° wide. The Vedic constellations have a spiritual purpose in the cosmos. They constitute the repository of our Karma. Our ancestors believed that our souls travelled to stars after death.


Ardra is the sixth star in the lunar constellation. Its presiding deity is Rudra. Ardra means wetness. The Purana-s say Rudra removes distress. When we are distressed, we shed tears. Tears indicate wetness and wetness denotes Ardra. This explains the link between Ardra and Rudra. Ardra remains solely in the


In this edition we will look into the various aspects of an “auspicious star” in the zodiac, Vishaka which falls partly in Thula and partly in Vrischika. This means Rasi sign-dispositors could be either Venus or Mars. In navamsa, the four padas of Vishaka could fall in Aries, Taurus, Gemini