Jagannath Chora program for calculations in Vedic astrology (Jyotishu)
- Version 1.0 release: December 23, 1999 - Lite version
- Version 3.0 Release: February 12, 2000 (Ratha Sapthami)
- Updated release 5.0: April 28, 2003 - Totally reworked, better GUI, more accurate and more features.
- Improved Release 5.01: May 8, 2003
- Release Version 6.0: July 1, 2004 - Added annual Tithi Pravesha (lunar return charts), Tithi Ashtottari das, Mula das and Drigdasa
- Version 7.0 Release: February 23, 2005
- Version 7.1 Release: March 22/30, 2008
- Version 7.2 Release: May 8, 2008
- Version 7.3 release: December 3, 2008
- Release of version 7.32: January 14, 2009
- Version 7.33 Release: July 22, 2009
- Version 7.4 Release: March 21, 2010
- Release of version 7.5: February 9, 2011 - Full implementation of traditional SSS (Sri Surya Siddhanta) for planetary calculation
Purpose: Calculations of Vedic astrology (Jyotish).
Requirements: This program will work on Windows 95/98 / ME, Windows NT / 2000, Windows XP and other Windows computers.
- 12 divisional charts (16 charts + D-5, D-6, D-8 & D-11), option for using 3 types of hora charts - (a) Cancer-Leo hora chart, (b) parivritti dwaya (bicyclical) Jakannatha Hora chart.
- The positions of the nine planets, lagna, 6 special lagnas (ghati lagna, hora lagna, bhava lagna & vighati lagna, varnada lagna and Sree lagna) and 11 upagrahas / sub-planets (Dhuma, Vyatipata, Parivesha, Indrachapa, Upaketu, Ka, Dhama, Vyatipata, Parivesha, Indrachapa, Upaketu, Kaa Mrityu, Artha Prahara, Yama Ghantaka, Mandi & Gulika) - all the twenty divisional charts.
- Two options for Vyatipata calculation (Vyatipata = 360 deg - Dhuma & Vyatipata = Dhuma + 53 deg 20 min)
- Gulika, Mandi and others
- ALL the twenty divisional charts
- Ashtakavarga and sodhya pindas of ALL the divisional charts
- Vimsottari dasa upto pratyantardasas (antaras)
- Ashtottari dasa (Aardraadi), Kalachakra dasa, Narayana dasa of rasi chart, Shoola dasa, Tithi Ashtottari dasa, Drigdasa and Moola dasa upto antardasas (bhuktis)
- Tajaka varsha chakras (annual charts), sahamas (sahams) & pancha vargeeya bala
- Patyayini dasa, Mudda dasa & compressed Narayana dasa and compressed Shoola dasa with Tajaka annual charts
- Annual Tithi Pravesha charts (solar return charts) and Tithi Ashtottari dasa
- Where is the time frame
- Full moon chart
- Prasna mode with rasi and navamsa of prasna lagna obtained from a number between 1 and 108
- Rahu kalam, Gulika kalam, Yama gandam, sunrise, sunset, moonrise and moonset
- Miscellaneous: Tajaka sahamas (sahams) in natal charts; chara karakas (8-planet scheme); shadbalas, bhava balas & ishta-kashta phalas; lunar month, lunar day, sun yoga, karana, limb; nakshatra balance and tithi balance; hora, Mahakala hora and Kaala; support for Lahiri ayanamsa, Raman ayanamsa and a few others; customizable nonlinear ayanamsa; customizable year in dasas (360 or 365.2425 or anything else that wants to try); convenient toolbar buttons; customizable printing; south / north / east Indian chart formats; basic or complete plain text export; direct email of plain text file attachment (if you have MAPI configured); some lessons on Vedic astrology (if help with detailed help is downloaded)
Jyotish - Vedic Astrology
Jyotish is an ancient Vedic science. This is a subjective, and at the same time, mathematically exact science about the laws governing the flow of life in time, about the interrelations of the past and the future. On the basis of this science, one can know how all aspects of life develop in the context of time, as well as to change and correct them. Using this invaluable knowledge, a person can become significantly more successful in all areas of life - business, family, maintaining health, and so on.
Jyotish is understood one-sidedly by modern people as “Indian astrology” - Vedic astroology. But in fact, Jyotish is a much broader concept than just astrology. Jyotish is Light; such is the direct translation from Sanskrit of the word "Jyotish" / "Jyoti" (Jyotisha / Jyoti).
The ancient Rishis (wise men) were very attentive to the words, and did not call anything just like that. A name or word in Sanskrit carries the whole essence of what is called the phenomenon. And the understanding of the name and the essence embedded in it is very important for a correct, adequate understanding of the subject. Therefore, let's look at this ancient science, as the Light that illuminates and clarifies the knowledge inside, in our consciousness.
One of the practical ways of how this ancient science can help us understand life and its principles (if we know these principles, we can apply them to fulfill our desires and creativity): people are used to getting knowledge from outside. Therefore, everybody goes to school, undergo various seminars, read books and the like. But if we pay a little attention to this, we can see that the external manifestations of life are a continuation of some deep internal processes. And those, in turn, are a continuation of some universal principles by which the universe lives. And all this we live in every moment inside us.
It turns out Life can be known within yourself. Not an abstract "life", but the fact that each of us really lives at the moment. This is not something special. These are all the usual sensations that we feel inside, in our consciousness. After all, we live inside various sensations, feelings, perceptions, thoughts, actions. Nobody ever told us that all this is very important and practical for life, that it can give us knowledge of some principles of life. Scientists say that the macrocosm is a reflection of the microcosm. Spiritual people say that we are created in the image and likeness of God, and everything is God. It means that everything that happens in the universe happens inside us. And therefore, all the principles according to which our sensations inside arise and interact take place both in outer life and in cosmic life. Therefore, why to get knowledge about the Sun, fly to him in a spacecraft? It is much easier to look inside yourself and see (feel) the Sun and all its qualities there.
Jyotish can tell us what internal sensations associated with a particular planet should be paid attention to. And describing these sensations, we will know the qualities of the Sun and other planets, on our own experience, and then practically use this knowledge for realization and creativity. After all, the "Sun", "Moon", etc., are simply conditional names of some fundamental laws of Nature, real laws that can really be felt in yourself.
Jyotish (Jyotish) - Vedic Astrology is the science of transformation and technology of predictions. This is a science that explains how, under the influence of certain laws of nature, a consistent development of human life occurs, starting from the moment of birth. Jyotish contains mathematically precise knowledge of the cycles of time on which all changes and transformations are based.
As a technology of predictions, Jyotish describes the events of the past, present and future and gives an understanding of future trends in human life, both favorable and unfavorable. In addition, this practical program allows us to embody the Vedic principle 'Heya Dukham Anagatam' - “prevent the danger before it has arrived” and make maximum use of favorable periods of life.
Jyotish reveals the relationship between the life of an individual and the life of the cosmos, enlivening their common basis in human consciousness, and gives knowledge about the whole range of life. The practical application of this science covers all aspects of life and the individual, and society as a whole.
According to this traditional knowledge, the prediction of future events is possible because the same precise and consistent laws of nature, which are responsible for the evolution of the entire universe, control the life of an individual. Knowing any point within a certain sequence, for example, the time and place of birth, the expert Jyotisha - Vedic astrologer - can calculate the course of previous and subsequent events. Thus, Vedic Astrology makes it possible to comprehend and predict trends in all areas of life, such as health, relationships with people, material well-being, education, career and family life, and so on.
The special value of Vedic Astrology is Yajya (Yagya, Yagya) - Yagya - and other corrective means - precious stones, mantras, and so on. Their task is to prevent problems and obtain support for Nature, that is, the correction of events in human life. Yajya is a special Vedic procedure that helps to correct any undesirable tendencies or to avoid the problems indicated by Vedic astrology before they can manifest.
What is Jyotish
Jyotish-shastra - the Science of Vedic Astrology - is based on ancient wisdom - on the Vedas, the oldest Vedic writings. This science studies the vast range of the effects of the cosmos — the macrocosm — on each person, on groups and communities of people, and on the Earth as a whole. The existing traditions of Vedic Astrology are rooted in the deep past 5-6 thousand years ago. Since then, astrologers have passed their knowledge and experience from generation to generation. In ancient times, this knowledge was transmitted orally, so the first written treatises (in Sanskrit) by Jyotish [Vedic astrology] date back to the 3rd century BC. O., in particular the text Brihat-Parashara-Chora-Shastra. Then a lot of written scientific works appeared on Jyotish, especially in the 1-2 centuries AD. e.
In contrast to Western astrology, Jyotish [Vedic astrology] is built on real, fixed constellations (sidereal zodiac signs). The tropical system used by Western astrology is based on the conditional, mobile Zodiac, which is tied to the vernal equinox.
In Jyotish [Vedic Astrology], the main emphasis is on sidereal constellations (signs of a fixed zodiac), including "moon stands", and on analyzing the location of the planets and their mutual influences on each other. Only when all the parts add up to a single whole can one get the only correct picture of the state of things. However, for this it is necessary to understand the laws that drive these same parts. The main concepts of Vedic Astrology are planets, signs and houses.
Grahas are planets
The ancient sages saw the relationship between the movement of the planets and human destinies. Vedic Astrology examines these laws to help us anticipate changes in life and comprehend their meaning. Planet in Jyotish correctly called 'graha'.
Each of the nine grahas, the planets used in Vedic Astrology, is described by specific qualities such as strength / weakness, dignity, wealth, and so on. The nine grah [planets] of Vedic Astrology are the seven visible planets and the two lunar nodes of Rahu and Ketu. Vedic astrology analyzes all their movements.
Rashi - signs of the zodiac
The zodiac in Vedic Astrology consists of 12 Rashi constellations, signs. In contrast to the west, it is sorted by about 24 degrees; and the sign of the moon is more important than the sign of the sun. Even the ascending sign (Ascendant, Lagna) is more important than the sign of the Sun, which for some reason receives all the attention in Western European astrology. The sign (constellation) correctly called 'Rashi'.
Bhavas - Astrological Homes
The birth chart (the so-called horoscope) in Jyotish [Vedic Astrology], as in the west, consists of 12 houses, each of which has its own "sphere of influence". For example, the first house of an astrological chart determines personality traits, the seventh one - relations in the family and with partners, the 10th one - career and so on. Astrological home birth cards are very similar to the areas that govern various aspects of our life. Astrologers study the movements of the planets in these houses in order to determine their effects on human life. The astrological house in Jyotish should be called 'bhava'.
While our birth maps are static, the planets and constellations are in constant motion. The study of transits — the current positions of the planets — is one of the main methods of Jyotish [Vedic astrology]. Transit maps help us prevent dangers in the present and gain knowledge about the future.
Thus, foreseeing danger, it can and must be avoided. Vedic Astrology is designed to help us overcome the "surprises" of fate, predicting them. Moreover, one of the remarkable differences of Jyotish is that he gives the means of correction, that is, measures to improve the events and their consequences.
But generally speaking, Jyotish [Vedic Astrology], unlike Western, uses transits much less frequently, and uses periods - periods of planets or periods of signs. The period is called 'Dasha'.
Jyotish [Vedic astrology] and Western astrology - comparison
The word "astrology" is usually associated with the word "horoscope", and the word "horoscope" - with a newspaper forecast for the twelve "signs of the zodiac." In fact, astrology is a very extensive and complex science that studies the relationship between the movement of celestial bodies and earthly events; horoscope - this is only a sky map, showing the position of the planets at the time of birth of a particular person; and the sign of the zodiac is simply a thirty-degree segment of the ecliptic (the visible circle along which the sun moves).
In astrology, two large systems (traditions) are most known: Western astrology (European) and Jyotish - Vedic astrology (sometimes mistakenly called "Indian" or "Hindu"). Although at first glance, Western and Vedic astrology are similar - they both use such concepts as planet (graha), house (bhava) and sign (rashi), but in fact they are completely different both by philosophical basis and by the methods of interpreting "horoscopes" - birth cards, and corrective measures, and ethical-psychological qualities and numerous other features.
In general, it can be said that Jyotish - Vedic astrology is the most complex and most ancient system of astrology, including that of Western (Western European). In Jyotish, much more cards are used (including birth cards) - in addition to the main birth card, so-called fractional cards (Vargi, or Amshi) are analyzed. In addition, much more calculations and prediction methods are used in Jyotish (various systems of periods of planets (graha-das), periods of signs (rasi-das), Ashtakavarg, Arudha, Sudarshana-Chakra, Argal, etc.). Therefore, a complete listing of various maps, periods and tables for different methods of Jyotish can be 10 or even 20 pages.
Although both systems (traditions) of astrology use 12 signs of the zodiac, but they determine the location of signs in different ways, starting their counting from different points of the ecliptic. Western astrology is tropical, that is, using a tropical, mobile zodiac, and reflects a temporal or seasonal model of time. It takes for the beginning of the zodiac (for 0 ° Aries) the point of the position of the sun at the time of the vernal equinox. Jyotish is a sidereal (star-based) astrology system, that is, using a sidereal, fixed zodiac, and therefore it reflects the spatial, or stellar model of time. Jyotish takes for the beginning of the zodiac the point corresponding to the fixed star - the Piscium (this Piscium).
Due to the rotation of the axis of the earth along a cone, the phenomenon of precession (movement) of equinoxes occurs: the points of equinoxes slowly move backwards along the zodiac. 0 ° Aries in sidereal (motionless) and tropical (rolling) zodiacs coincided in 285 AD and they are now shifted relative to each other by approximately 24 degrees. This difference between the two zodiacs is called 'Ayanamsha'. Ayanamsha shifts the birth chart, built according to Jyotish, relative to the birth chart of Western astrology by more than 24 degrees. Therefore, if we compare the position of the planets in maps built on the basis of both systems, then even the majority of the planets will be in different signs. Ayanamsha - the difference in the points of the report - is the key difference between the two traditions of astrology.
In addition to dividing the zodiac into 12 parts - 12 characters - Jyotish also uses an additional division of the zodiac into 27 parts - 27 nakshatras (moon constellations). The moon passes each of the 27 Nakshatras in about one day, and the whole zodiac - in 27 days. Western astrology speaks of personality traits only by the sign in which the Sun is at the time of birth (what most people call "my zodiac sign"), while Jyotish defines a person mainly by the Nakshatra of the Moon at the time of birth ("star of birth ") and by the sign of the moon at the moment of birth (" sign of birth "), but also according to the Ascendant (" ascending sign ") and other signs. The use of nakshatras in Vedic astrology is also a key and very important difference.
Seven planets - the Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn - use both systems, but Jyotish uses two more “planets” (grahas) on a par with the first seven planets: this is Rahu and Ketu - the northern lunar node and the southern lunar knot. Jyotish does not use transsaturnal planets - Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, as well as asteroids and the like.
Both systems use twelve houses (bhav), but there is an important difference in their calculation: Jyotish considers the top of the house as its beginning, and Western astrology considers the top of the house as its middle. As a result, half of the planets are likely to fall into different houses, if we compare the maps of the two systems. Moreover, in Jyotish the birth map is drawn so that the borders of the house coincide with the borders of the sign; in western astrology the boundaries of signs and houses are different.
Jyotish [Vedic astrology] is characterized by the presence of a large number of period systems - dash systems. Dashis [periods] can be dashes of the planets (grah) and dashes of signs (rashis); in the first case, the cyclical influence of the planets on human life is studied and used; in the second case, the influence of signs is considered on the basis of a specific birth map. The most common is Vimshottari Dasha - a 120-year cycle of the periods of nine planets, their subperiods, and so on, based on the Nakshatra of the Moon at the time of birth. Both in the dashah of the planets (graha-dasa) and in the dashi of the signs (rasi-dasah), each of the periods is controlled by a certain planet or sign, which activates the potential embedded in the birth chart and brings events to human life. In total, more than fifty different Dasha systems (period systems) are known. They allow Jyotish to achieve high accuracy in predicting the timing of events in human life. Period systems are absent in Western astrology (although Western astrologers say that the so-called fidar was used in the past, but the fidar cannot be compared with the period systems in the Jyotish). Due to the fact that Jyotish is known for its accuracy in determining the time of events, some people think that Vedic astrologers are mediums, but in fact they see events of the past and the future based on a logical analysis of the birth chart, the use of dashes, transits and other methods, as well as using practical experience. Some people mistakenly consider Western astrology to be “spiritual”, “spiritualized” because of its psychological approach to consultations, but in fact Western astrology is simply forced to focus on human psychology (“working through plans”) and say a lot of “water” due to lack of methods for calculating the time of events in a person’s life and periods when the potential embodied in the birth chart has manifested or will manifest itself.
As already mentioned, Jyotish - Vedic astrology - uses "fractional" or "harmonic" maps, which are constructed by dividing the sign into parts (in the fractional map of the planets are placed depending on which part of the sign the planet is in). These cards seem to represent the division of the zodiac (ecliptic) not into 12 parts, but into 24, 36, 48, 60 parts, and so on. They are used when it is necessary to consider in more detail the specific areas of human life, and allow for a more accurate prediction in this area. In total, up to 60 "harmonics" - fractional maps (Varg, or Amsh) can be built. Western astrology does not use fractional maps.
Jyotish and Western astrology use various aspects - "views" - of the planets. In astrology, the term "aspect" means the influence of one planet or sign on another planet or sign; as if one planet "looks" at another and its influence is transmitted to it at a distance. In Jyotish different planets make different aspects, and in western astrology, aspects of all planets are the same. In Jyotish, aspects are asymmetrical (that is, the aspect at 90 ° clockwise from the planet is not the same as the aspect at 90 ° counterclockwise from the planet), but in Western astrology all aspects are symmetrical. In Western astrology, there are a large number of aspects, and they are calculated based on the degrees of the planets, in Jyotish there are not so many aspects and they are calculated based on the position of the planet in the house ("the planet in the house looks at all the planets in another house and at the sign of this house") . In western astrology, the aspects themselves can be good and bad, in Jyotish the planets are considered to be beneficial and unfavorable, but not their aspects. In addition, in western astrology there are no aspects of signs, and in Jyotish, along with aspects of the planets there are aspects of signs.
Moreover, the significant and fundamental difference between Vedic and Western astrology is due to their history. In addition, Western astrology appeared much later than Jitysha and does not have a deep and coherent philosophical basis, so Christianity rejected and continues to reject astrology, since it fought against pagan worldviews, and now it is fighting for its business - for managing a flock. Although even the birth of Christ was predicted and marked by the ascent of the star, which is the application of one of the sections of astrology - astrology signs. Astrology was condemned in the 4th century by St. Augustine as contrary to the Christian faith, which interrupted the development and destroyed the sequence of Western astrology and, most importantly, it lost any spiritual basis, if it even was. The philosophical concept, awareness and use of the Law of Cause and Effect (The Law of Action and Result) is absent in Western European astrology. In the 12th century, western astrology shifted to the psychological direction. Therefore, even a comparison of the history of the development of the two systems of astrology shows that Jyotish and Western astrology are completely different, and not only in the methods of calculations or the use of planets and signs.
Jyotish [Vedic astrology] has passed the test of time, has retained its integrity and accuracy, and continues to benefit people. Like Yoga, Ayurveda, Sthapatia Veda and other Vedic sciences, Jyotish is part of the most valuable heritage of humanity, knowledge that has come down to us from the wise men of antiquity. While modern science is looking for Unity in the form of the material Theory of the Unified Field, which many scientists define as a field of consciousness, Jyotish already shows how this Unified Field works throughout the course of time and how it relates to the purpose and destiny of man.
Vedic astrology was developed already in the first millennium BC and was widely used in Vedic civilization. Starting from the 3rd millennium BC. e. Classic books on Jyotish were written, such as Brihat-Parashara-Chora-Shastra. Source: 1-veda.ru