Each moment of time is infused with certain energy dimensions that add to the auspiciousness or inauspiciousness of an activity undertaken during that time.
Electional astrology is the technique to find the opportune time when the favorable planetary energies will be supportive to ensure maximum success and satisfaction for the important and memorable occasions in one’s life. It is also known as event astrology.
Star or Nakshatra – Nakshatras are the 27 divisions recognized by the ancient Indian astronomers. Each of the Nakshatras covers 13 degrees and 20 minutes of the zodiac.
Tithi or the Lunar day - Tithi is a phase among the 15 phases of Moon
Yoga – Union of Sun and Moon gives Yoga. There are 27 Yogas.
Weekday – The time between first sun rise to next sunrise is called a day. The days are symbolic of the ruling planetary energies.
Karana – Karana is one-half of a Moon Phase, for eg: the first 12 hours of New Moon, the final 12 Hours of New Moon, etc.
Study of the above 5 factors would ascertain the favorable and unfavorable aspects of a day.
An auspicious time is a confluence of good planetary energies. It is called a good muhurtha. A good Muhurtha is helpful for -
Vedic astrology gives utmost importance to the selection of auspicious time (good muhurtha) for the Pancha Dasha Karmas, i.e., 15 rituals prescribed in Hindu tradition for the well being of an individual.
2) Pumsavanam (the women will be fed with sweets by relatives with prayers seeking a healthy child)
3) Seemantham (celebration of first pregnancy)
4) Birth Ceremony
5) Naming Ceremony
6) Annaprashna (first rice eating ceremony)
7) Choulam (piercing of ears)
8) Sacred Thread Ceremony (Upanayanam)
13) Donation of Cow
14) Sathakam (initiation into married life)
The rituals from 9 to 13 are not much in use now since they are mostly performed by teacher for the welfare of his disciples.
The 16th Karma, also called as Shodasha Karma, is the Antyesti. This has to be performed by the sons of the native after his death to provide peace to the soul in the heaven.
For rituals like engagement, marriage, and nuptials birth details for both the individuals is taken into consideration
Compatibility of a person to the ruling planets of the day (or time) will ensure success in the below mentioned activities
Muhurtha indicate the relationship between the planets in the heaven and the human beings in the earth to carry out their daily chores. Not only the 15 Karma envisaged in the ancient days, we find more important activities in our day to day life in modern days.
Some events will be indicating one’s compatibility with the planetary influences prevailing on a particular day and there are some events which indicate the compatibility of all the persons involved in a particular process at the selected time.
The time agreeability may be seen for both the parties involved in the process in such occasions. This will indicate us whether it is going to get operated on win-win basis or win-lose basis or lose-lose basis. We attain win – win situation through cooperation and bargaining. Therefore we will have to see whether such features are present at the particular time in respect of
Sometimes we may not able to postpone certain events due to practical reasons. It won’t be wise to defer the matter which will affect the profitability/benefits of a matter. Under those circumstances, we will have to go for semi auspicious time.
In a Vedic astrology there are 21 types of defects that hampers auspiciousness. Some of them are:-
1. Lack of Panchaka suddhi (addition and division part of weekday, tithi, star and planetary arithmetic)
2. Entry of Sun from one sign to another sign
3. Moon in the 8th house from one’s Moon sign
4. Weekday Dosha
5. Dosha due to heavy rain fall accompanied with thunder
6. Cruel star Dosha
7. Planets hemmed in between malefic planets
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