• 5th October 2011 - By admin

    How to read charts : Panchang Vedic Astrology Panchanga

    This Vedic Astrology write-up is a sequel to the article Atmakaraka, by this author, in a series on how to read charts.

    In the previous issues the main focuses have been on how single factors such as that of the Atmakaraka, can change the look of the chart. In the same issue I began showing the use of the Panchanga or Vedic calendar in the chart as well. In this issue I will bring more focus to the Panchanga itself in the chart and the yogas formed there from.

    Beyond this article, it is recommended for readers to pursue the reading of the articles and books added to the bibliography section of this article.

     In one review of the book Jyotisa Fundamentals, authored by this scribe, a reviewer commented that the initial chapter of the book on cosmology was unnecessary. The name of that chapter was Panchanga wherein one of the first displays of the Panchanga’s use in Vedic Astrology was revealed, as taught in the tradition of Sri Achyutyananda Dasa, and was not just another list of Nakshatra.

    Panchanga literally means five limbs or five parts. It refers to the five means of measuring time namely: Vara (weekday), Tithi (soli-lunar-day), Karana (half of Tithi), Nakshatra (one among 27 or 28 constellations) and Yoga (addition of degrees of Sun and Moon and mapped into 27 Nakshatra).

    A whole book can be written about this topic alone in Vedic Astrology and readers are referred to the book Jyotisa Fundamentals, By Visti Larsen (Larsen 2005), to learn about the calculations of each of the five limbs. In this article focus will be on the use of the Panchanga in charts and showing their utility. Care has been taken to show charts where the analysis without the Panchanga elements would not have been as revealing in the analysis.

    The Panchanga, or five limbs, are allocated to the five elements or Tattva of Aksha (ether), Vayu (air/gas), Agni (fire/energy), Jala (water/liquid) and Prithvi (earth/solid). Tattva means essence and signifies the essence of all existing aspects of life. The planets which signify these five elements reveal which aspects of life these are for the use of predictive Jyotisa, namely Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Venus and Mercury respectively for the elements beginning with Akasha

    The allocation of the five limbs to the five elements is as follows: Akasha is allotted to Yoga, Vayu to Nakshatra, Agni to Vara, Jala to Tithi and Prithvi to Karaka.

    The luminaries, Sun and Moon, being the main harbingers of light and signifying divinity are also attributed to this list where the Sun is attributed to Agni Tattva signifying the necessity of energy to create or begin anything, whilst the Moon is attributed to Jala Tattva signifying the importance of water or liquids to sustain any living entity.

    Based on the houses signified by the Grahas, allotted to the five limbs, we can derive the use of the Panchanga.

    Table 1: Panchanga, Tattva and Graha

    PANCHANGA TATTVA KARAKA GRAHA KARAKATVA (Signification)
    Yoga Akasha Jupiter Union with God and the world
    Nakshatra Vayu Saturn Longevity
    Vara Agni Mars (Sun) Health and life direction
    Tithi Jala Venus (Moon) Relationships and emotions/desires
    Karana Prithvi Mercury Work

    In a Vedic Astrology birth chart the Vara, Tithi, etc. will be lorded by a Graha in question. These do not override the Lagna and other houses which also deal with health, longevity, etc. but instead indicate that which has been given to the native by society to take advantage of or not. Example: whilst the tenth house from Lagna, Moon and the Drekkana, Navamsa and Dasamsa chart all reveal a person’s skills, profession and activities therein, the Karana lord reveals that work which is available for one to perform. A badly placed Karana lord in Vedic Astrology can single handedly end ones career or delay success, career wise. If a person does not proceed on the path of the Karana lord in the chart, the career may see many hurdles.

    Similarly in Vedic Astrology a badly placed Vara or Nakshatra lord shows weak health and short longevity respectively. The Tithi lord carries the nature of one’s relationships and if lorded by a malefic such as Mars can cause the relationships to be tainted by arguments, similarly Saturn as the lord causes coldness, ill health and sorrow in the same. The Yoga lord is said to show how much spirituality is within a person.

    Analysis of the Panchanga lords in Vedic Astrology is done with reference to the Tattva-bhava. Example: The bhava placement of the Tithi lord from the fifth house shows what is required of one to maintain good relationships. If in such a case the Tithi lord is in the seventh house then this being the third from the fifth house indicates that communication (third house) and discussion is an important requirement for good intimate relationships.

    Table 2: Tattva Bhava

    Panchanga Tattva Tattva Bhava Affected Bhava
    Nakshatra Vayu 1st 9th – fortune
    Vara Agni 2nd 10th – karma
    Yoga Akasha 3rd 11th – gains
    Karana Prithvi 4th 12th – expenses and comfort
    Tithi Jala 5th 1st – character

    Special care in Vedic Astrology should be taken to analyse the placement of the Karana lord from the fourth house to see how well a person learns. Should the learning end then so will the ability to learn and adapt to the changes occurring in the working sector.

    Normally, scriptures in Vedic Astrology will give specific predictions for each part of the Panchanga, i.e. birth in Vanija Karana lorded by Venus is said to give work with ladies or even prostitutes, whilst Vishti Karana lorded by Saturn is said to grant poverty. Such predictions need not be interpreted literally in every case scenario, but this implies that the indications of the Karana lord and also the yogas that it may be involved in will reveal the specific work encouraged upon the person by society.

    Source:- Visti Larsen – SJC Jyotish Guru

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