Agni Mantra

Agni Mantra

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Nakhatra Veedhi

|| Om Gurave Namah ||

Namaste Guruji,

While trying to understand "nakshatras", I stumbled across the following information from Vishnu Purana., Part-II. It states that near Agasthya padam, there are 3 nakshatra sthanas called as Airavatha, Jaaradgava and Vaiswaanara. Their directions are respectively North, South and middle.I have given below a table of constellations contained within these sthanas. It is said that the names of veedhis are based upon the physical description of the nakshatras they contain.


Veedhi (Street)

Sthana (station)

Ashwini, Bharani, Krittika



Rohini, Mrigasira, Aardra



Punarvasu, Pushyami, Aslesha



Makha, P.phalguni, U.phalguni



Hasta, Chitra, Swati



Visakha, Anuradha, Jyestha



Moola, P.ashadha, U.ashadha



Sravana, Dhanishta, Satabhisham



P.bhadra, U.bhadra, Revathi



While these names themselves carry a lot of amazing connotations, it is also interesting to see that the three gandanta points define the end of one nakshatra sthana and beginning of another. It is also seen that there is a change of direction as well occurring at these points. Could it be that this is the basis of concept of gandantas,
which, in fact represent that vacuum (nabhi) between one nakshatra sthana and the other? The directions also seem to indicate birth(north-Rahu), death(south-Ketu) and the Holy Fire which digests our karmas and throws up the resulting energies(papa/punya) to fuel next birth?

If imaginary lines are drawn connecting these three nakshatra sthanas, I have a feeling that a trikona/triangle is formed… Guruji, isn't this similar to the trikona of Sri charka and the nakshatra sthanas are the tri-kootas?

I am really confused and humbly request your corrections/guidance.


|om namo bhagavate vasudevaya|

Dear Lakshmi

Airavata is the vahana of Indra and rules over Bhu loka - Aries to Cancer

Jaaradgava the bird (vulture or bald eagle) is the ruler of Bhuva loka (Leo to Scorpio), and

Vaishwaanara (Agni) is the ruler of svarga loka

That should clear something about the larger divisions.

With best wishes and warm regards,

Sanjay Rath

Friday, September 16, 2005

naga dosha-defects removal mantra

॥ नाग दोश निवारण मन्त्र॥

|| nāga dośa nivāraṇa mantra ||


the race of Kadru or Surasaa inhabiting the waters or the city Bhoga-vati1 under the earth ; they are supposed to have a human face with serpent-like lower extremities [see esp. Nag. v , 17 RTL. 233 &c.] ; their kings are Shesha , Vaasuki , and Takshaka ib. 323 ; 7 or 8 of the Na1gas are particularly mentioned MBh. Ka1v. &c. ; with Buddhists they are also represented as ordinary men

-Dictionary MW

॥ नाग दोश निवारण मन्त्र॥

|| nāga dośa nivāraṇa mantra ||

अनंतो वासुकि शेषः पद्मनाभश्च कंबळः

anaṁto vāsuki śeṣaḥ padmanābhaśca kaṁbaḻaḥ

anaṁto/ananta; Endless one; eternal,

vāsuki ; one who protects (like cloth or covering),

śeṣaḥ/shesha; remainder; one who remains even after deluge,

padmanābha; One whos the lotus navel;The lotus stalk from Visnu;Umblical chord;The one who creates,

kaṁbaḻa; The insect which spins fiber for blanket,

शंखपालो धार्तराष्ट्र तक्षक काळियस्तथ॥

śaṁkhapālo dhārtarāṣṭra takṣaka kāḻiyastatha ||

śaṁkhapālo /shankapaala; çaìkha conch or shell, also refered to temple bone on forehead; One who protects the conch.

dhārtarāṣṭra /dhaartaraashtra; the son of Dhtaräñöra (Duryodana); One born of a firm empire.

takṣaka /takshaka; One who cuts (like a carpenter)

kāḻiya; Käl+iya; who is from time, beyond Time, dark (the manifestation of ignorance etc)

एतानि नव नामानि नागानां च महात्मानां

etāni nava nāmāni nāgānāṁ ca mahātmānāṁ

These nine names of nägäs of great fame,

सायंकाले पठेन्नित्यं प्रातःकाले विशेषतः॥

sāyaṁkāle paṭhennityaṁ prātaḥkāle viśeṣataḥ ||

In the evening whoever recites at dawn inspecial

तस्य विषभयं नास्ति सर्वत्र विजयी भवेत्

tasya viṣabhayaṁ nāsti sarvatra vijayī bhavet

Those poisonous fear will be be negated and will be victorious all over.

-sanskrit text courtesy tvrao_agd

-translation SanjayP

Thursday, September 15, 2005



By Sanjay Prabhakaran

A month or the 12th part of the Hindu year.

There are 4 kinds of Measuring months , viz.

  1. सौर/saura/saura ;the solar
  2. सावन/sāvana/sAvana; the natural
  3. नाक्षत्र/nākṣatra/nAkSatra; the stellar
  4. चान्द्र/cāndra/cAndra; the lunar;

सौर/saura/saura ;the solar
This consists consists of suns transit into every Zodiacal sign called Rashi of 30 degrees each. Each month is named after the Sign name eg dhanur maasa when sun is in Saggittarius.
Word meaning sura = surya, expanding gives "saura" = from Surya, Note the "au" to indicate derivation.

सावन/sāvana/sAvana; the natural

This consists of 30 Earth Days, i.e 30 Sunrise/Sunset counts as one month. Ahargana (aha= day gana = count) keeps tracks of total number of days. Refer any panchanga to get the ahargana count.
Word meaning : savana = 3 times a day oblation, saavana is the expanded form, meaning 'from savana'. (For counting the total number of oblations done).

नाक्षत्र/nākṣatra/nAkSatra; the stellar

This also called Sidereal month in english. The period of revolution of moon around the Zodiac is called one month in this notation, has mean value of 27.32166 days. This is used to adhaana chart (gestation chart) etc to count months in pregnency.
[Ref: In the 1850’s, a Dr. Naegele determined the average length of human gestation was 266 days from conception, or 280 days (40 weeks) from last menstrual period. He assumed that the average woman had cycles that lasted 28 days and that she ovulated on Day 14 of her cycle. He used his data to come up with a mathematical calculation for due dates]

Word meaning : nakshatra = lunar mansion, Naakshatra is derived form to indicate it's from be nakshatra. Note "aa" inbetween to show the derivation.

चान्द्र/cāndra/cAndra; the lunar;

Consists of 30 Tithis forming the Lunar Calendar,
This form of measuring a month in english is also called the Synodical Month is the interval of time between two identical phases and has a mean value of 29.53059 days. It consists of,
  1. Krishna paksha (krishan=dark, paksha=side), Waning phase, Reducing Moon.
  2. Shukla paksha (shukla = bright paksha=side), Waxing phase, Increasing Moon.
Each is divided in 15 Parts called tithiamsha. Each day is called a tithi. The approximate nakshatra in which full moon occurs is the name given to the Month, For example the Karthika maasa the approximate full moon occurs in Krittika nakshatra, Ashaada when full moon can happen in Purva-ashaad etc

Friday, September 09, 2005


Site:Mike Wilson

PH290 Astronomy

Movement and Phases of the Moon

Changes in phases of the Moon are observed due to fact that we see one side of the Moon illuminated by the Sun from various angles during the course of its revolution about the Earth.

The period of revolution is the SIDEREAL MONTH and has mean value of 27.32166 days. The SYNODICAL MONTH is the interval of time between two identical phases and has a mean value of 29.53059 days.

The Eastward motion of the Moon against the background of stars has a speed of per mean solar day. Thus time intervals between successive Lunar transits, ie. LUNAR DAYS, have a mean duration of 24hr 51min. The Moon changes its position by approximately , or its own angular diameter, per hour.

The Moon's obstruction of other celestial objects is called occultation. The Moon revolves about its axis with exactly the same period that it revolves about the Earth, ie. in a synchronous orbit --and thus presents the same face towards the Earth.

Librations of the Moon are small oscillations from time to time which allow us to get short glimpses of small portions of the side of the Moon which is normally hidden.

The Moon orbits the Earth in an ellipse (a=384,400 km, e=0.0549). The plane of the lunar orbit intersects the ecliptic at an angle of In consequence of perturbations by the Sun and planets the Moon's orbit has two major motions:

(i) The line of nodes of the lunar orbit (the line of intersection of the plane of the lunar orbit with the plane of the ecliptic) has a retrograde motion ie. rotates towards the West (in the plane of the ecliptic) at a rate of /year ie. with a period of 18.60 years (nutation period). Thus the node, or point at which the Moon's orbit crosses the ecliptic, moves steadily Westward. The interval of time between the passage of the Moon through the same node is called the DRACONITIC MONTH, and is 27.2122 days. The times of the eclipses depend upon these factors.

(ii) Perigee is distance of closest approach, apogee is that of farthest. The line joining these two points (the line of Apsides) has a progressive motion, it advances ie. rotates in space in the plane of the Moon's orbit to the East, ie. direct motion, making one complete revolution in 3232.575 days or about 8.85 years.

Solar and Lunar Eclipses

Conditions for occurrence of an eclipse are determined (largely) by:

the inclination of the lunar orbit to the ecliptic the apparent diameter of the Moon and the Sun (their parallax) and the speed of revolution of the lunar nodes. Eclipses occur when the line of S-M-E or S-E-M coincides with the line of nodes.

Thus Lunar eclipses can only occur at full Moon and Solar eclipses can only occur at new Moon.

Conditions are fulfilled at about 10 days short of 6 monthly intervals--due to motion of lunar nodes--this period of revolution of the lunar nodes relative to the Sun, marking the recurrence of the interval of time during which eclipses are possible is called the period of a SYNODIC REVOLUTION of the NODES or ECLIPSE YEAR (346.62 days).

The SAROS CYCLE. In the course of : the Sun will have passed through the lunar nodes 19 times... 19 x 346.62=6585.78 days,

and the Moon will have performed 223 revolutions...223 x 29.53=6585.19 days.

Thus, after this period the relative positions of the Sun, Earth and Moon repeat themselves. There are about 70 eclipses per Saros roughly in the ratio: 20 solar to 13 lunar.

Study Guide

Unfortunately Roy and Clarke's text on Astronomy: Principles and Practice does NOT deal with the description and explanation of the motion of the Moon, cause of eclipses etc... Many other books do so, including Roy and Clarke's other text: Astronomy : Structure of the Universe

HOWEVER, some freely available accounts are available on the Web. One that I have found at an introductory level and contains some nice diagrams is: Introduction to Astronomy and Astronomy Without a Telescope at To access these Click here.

The RGO have some leaflets on Eclipses and also the Metonic Cycle and the Saros at
To access these click on Eclipses.

Please let me know if you find any other real or virtual sources with useful information on this topic and I'll add them to this mini-list!

Mike Wilson
Tue Sep 24 15:09:21 BST 1996

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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Tennis Heroine Sania Mirza

Tennis Heroine Sania Mirza

Namaskaar AllSania Mirza Leaning,

Here are the birth details of Sania Mirza.

15 November 1986
11:28 AM
Mumbai (Bombay), India

This chart has some exceptional yogas. Currently running Sun Mahadasha and Mars antara. It would be nice to analyze her chart and see how her exceptional career goes from here on.

Does anyone has Maria Sharapova's chart?

Thanks and Regards

Namaskaar All

The first time I got was from a member of All India Tennis Association.

However, upon asking of some members, I finally spoke to Ms. Naseena Mirza - Sania's mother today. She was kind enough to give me her birth time. The correct time of her birth is 14:30 Hrs.

I apologize for all the confusion I may have caused. We can analyze her chart now that we have the correct time of birth.

Thanks and Regards

Jy. Sri PVR Narasimha's views

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Sania Mirza
Date: November 15, 1986
Time: 14:30:00
Time Zone: 5:30:00 (East of GMT)
Place: 72 E 50' 00", 18 N 58' 00"
Mumbai, India
Lunar Yr-Mo: Kshaya - Karthika
Tithi: Sukla Chaturdasi (Ve) (5.45% left)
Vedic Weekday: Saturday (Sa)
Nakshatra: Bharani (Ve) (77.17% left)
Yoga: Vyatipata (Ra) (9.42% left)
Karana: Vanija (Ve) (10.91% left)
Hora Lord: Saturn (5 min sign: Li)
Mahakala Hora: Saturn (5 min sign: Sg)
Kaala Lord: Jupiter (Mahakala: Jupiter)
Sunrise: 6:49:24
Sunset: 17:56:52
Janma Ghatis: 19.1916
Ayanamsa: 23-40-19.52

by Sanjay Prabhakaran

Charakaaraka Analysis
The Atmakaaraka(Ak) is the King of the Chart. Mars is the Ak for her chart. Mars is the 3rd and 10th lord. For sports persons 3rd bhaava is very important as 3rd is the bhaava for Parakrama (Victory and strength). During dasa of 3rd Lord people usually do lots of excerise or such activity for stregnthening the body. In her chart 3rd is the Atmakaaraka so it's a main theme in here life. It's involvment with 10th give her a profession related to the same.

Jupiter in her lagna gives her much fame and Also since Graha Arudha of lagna(self) lord is with Jupiter so people percieve her to be very famous. AL has no influence of Jupiter and hence she personally does not wish to be famous. The same Jupiter in Lagna gives her good featured body.

Bhraatri Kaaraka (Higher Advisors) and AmK (Ministers/Professional helpers) are Mercury and Sun respectively in 9th. Hence her father was the most important Advisor and Minister in her life. Moreso because Sun is in the 9th house. Her D12 Lagna also has Ak mars in Lagna and LL with 9th union setting importance of her father.

Body Longitude Nakshatra Pada Rasi Navamsa
Sun - AmK 29 Li 01' 56.41" Visa 3 Li Ge
Mars - AK 29 Cp 10' 14.97" Dhan 2 Cp Vi

There is a very important Charakaaraka replacement. This is happening in her chart between the Sun and Mars. Mars indicates Age of 28 (Yr:2014), which changes her entire theme of her life. The new focus becomes Sun. Sun lords the 7th Bhaava in her chart, for relationships and spouce. Thus after age 28 the focus can shift from her 3rd and 10th bhaava to her 7th bhaava. Changes in her relationships is evident.

The New Atmakaaraka Sun is also debilitated unlike here Mars which is exalted until her 28th year. Hence there is much chance that she may change profession after this.

Panchanga Analysis
  1. Saturn is the Vaara lord (weekday lord) and is well posited in 10th, whose dispositer is exalted. Hence it gives her good health and vitality.
  2. Tithi Lord is Venus, shows here relationships.
  3. Bharani Nakshatra Lord is Venus, Indicates the most important Karma one has to Do or Undergo in persons lifetime. This is also in 9th, conjoined her Sun which is Ak after her 28th Age,
  4. Karana Lord which indicates profession is also Venus in 9th, Hence her 28th year will be most important in her life bringing change in profession.
  5. Yoga Lord is Rahu indicates the factor which will bring about the unions and solutions in her life. Of many things signified by Rahu. Foreign places are one of them.
Hora lord as saturn in parivartana with 12th house Mars indicates Foriegn places could be most important theme setter in her life.