Current Muhurtas

In any daytime there are certain periods, which have special meaning.

Yama Ghantaka

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Rishi Vasishtha: "Yama Ghantaka should always be avoided in any Muhurta for auspicious (Shubha) activity". It is considered that any activity (especially travelling) started during the period of Yama Ghantaka pushes the one towards to death.

Abhijeet Muhurta

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Abhijit Muhurta is one of the most auspicious and powerful criteria for initiating all types of works.

Brahma Muhurta

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Brahma Muhurta is optimal for waking up as well as any activity connected to spiritual practices (such as Hatha Yoga, Dhyana (meditation), etc), creating, planning, projections etc.

Gulikā Kalām

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According to Jyotish knowledge Gulika Kalam is a very negative (Ashubha) period of time every day that should be shunned for all auspicious and beneficial activities.

Rahu Kalām

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According to Jyotish knowledge Rahu Kaalam is a very negative (Ashubha) period of time every day that should be shunned for all auspicious and beneficial activities.

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26°40" Aries (Mesha) - 10°00" Taurus (Vrishabha)

The 3rd Nakshatra: KRTTIKA.

The four quarters are ruled by:
Guru (Jupiter) - the 1st quarter,
Shani (Saturn) - the 2nd quarter,
Shani (Saturn) - the 3rd quarter,
and Guru (Jupiter) - the 4th quarter.

Other aspects of this Nakshatra:
The Purushartha (life's vector or motivation) is Kama.
Totem animal is Sheep
Symbol - a razor
Devata (Deity) - Agni
Dosha - Kapha.

This is the third Nakshatra of zodiac, spanning 26°40' in Mesha to 10°00' in Vrishabha. Its first quarter falls in the Mesha (Aries), while the remaining three quarters fall in Vrishabha. Accordingly, people with the moon in the first quarter show aggressive tendencies of mars, while the people with the moon in the Vrishabha are more calm and steady, showing the characteristics of the plant Venus.

Generally, these people are of middle stature with a commanding appearance. They are intelligent yet a little proud. Proud side of the nature is prominent in case of natives born in Vrishabha. They are a jack of all trade but master of none. And though they can give the correct advice to people in need, they may not be able to guide themselves in times of difficulty.

For these people, their self-esteem is the important thing. They are too confident of themselves and do not like to be criticized. They are generally honest and do not like to use unfair means to achieve their objectives. They have a desire to be free of any obligations, financially or morally. If the Sūrya in their chart also happens to be in a fiery sign, theses people possess excellent stamina and conviction to pursue their goals. They are not satisfied and they will not rest till they achieve what they want. While they are orthodox by nature, they do not follow the traditions blindly. They like to travel. These people tend to get legacies.

These people get frustrated very easily, which leads to their provocation. And once they loose their cool, it is difficult to control them. Their behavior when provoked can be really dangerous when some explosive planet like Mars or Pluto is placed in any of the fiery signs.

The urge to be free of any obligations or bonds means these people can seldom work in subordinate positions. But a government job suits them, as it carries the royal powers and authority, which is a feature of Sūrya, the lord of this Nakshatra. Their desire to work at their own speed sometimes results in others believing that they are lazy.

The females born under this Nakshatra are somewhat quarrelsome. They do not hesitate to express their opinions, however opposed their views may be. This frequently results in making enemies even of close friends.

The men born in this Nakshatra get a faithful spouse, good at house keeping. But they may have to live separately for some time, separation being the result of ill health of some family member. These people have a good relationship with their parents, especially the father.

Lack of proper food habits results in gastric troubles, often acidity. They may suffer from dental problems, weak eyesight, piles, brain fever, accident, wounds, and meningitis.

Male Natives

1. Physical features: Normally he is of middle stature. However, native with Saturn's aspect to this segment has a tall body. His nose is prominent and his eyes sympathetic, neck thick and stout, solidly built body with big shoulders and well developed muscles, countenance peaceful and his behavior respectful. He has a commanding appearance.

2. Character and general events: While he is on the one hand very intelligent, on the other hand he cannot pursues any goal for long. In other words he easily gets bored with any particular thing and jump upon another without knowing the pros and cons. He is capable of rendering good advice and tells others the way out for any problem. But in his own life, he does what he thinks at a particular time.

He will discard any friendship if that friendship questions his ego and freedom. But at the same time he does not like to achieve name, fame and wealth through unfair means or at the mercy of others. His needs or wants are not beyond reason nor his accumulations always spectacular, although his money making abilities are often phenomenal, his motivation however derives from an emphatic wish to remain free from obligations. He cannot find fault in his own action. Optimism followed with self-pride is one of the characteristics of these persons. He is determined to go ahead with great energy and shows his stubborn and tenacious nature.

Orthodoxy and monotheism are combined in him i.e. while he is orthodox he does not believe in age-old blind belief and customs. Persistent effort and hard work are his motto. He is eager to render some positive service to the world but he cannot shine for longer period. He involves himself in public life sincerely but loss and failures are ultimate gain. This drawback is attributable to lack of ability to move according to the situation.

He tries to impose certain restriction and control through self-assessment and modify them according to his sweet will. Once a promise is made, it will be carried out at any cost.

In the public life he can attain name, fame and respect. Excess of sincerity will be the means of his downfall. Frustrations start hunting him even on small matters and lead him to outburst. Once he got heated up, subsequent steps will be dangerous. Hence he has to observe maximum mental balance and keep away the out bursting temperament. Remarkable ability will be shown in arguments and counter arguments with reasoning. It is quite often seen that these types of persons will be bereft of truth and money, undertakes unnecessary travel. They are thankless and will utter cruel words.

3. Education, source of earning/profession: Mostly Krttika born will not stay in the hometown. That means his livelihood will be in the foreign land. When I say foreign, it is not necessary that it should be a foreign country. Foreign land means a little away from the place where he is born. Partnership business is not suitable to him.

He derives benefits from the government. Engineer, doctor specialized in venereal diseases, treasury department, draftsman. In case the native is interested in business he can derive maximum benefits from the yarn export, medicines and decorative industries. A large legacy at any part of his life is awaiting for him. He is very slow in any work. Hence for success in life, he is advised to increase the speed while doing any work as otherwise he may be dragged behind others.

4. Family life: He is generally lucky in his married life. His spouse will be expert in household administration, dedicated and devoted, faithful and virtuous. With all these plus points, health of the spouse will be a concern for him and / or circumstances may so be created that he has to quite often live separately. When I say separation, it may be due to work or due to ill health to either of the family members i.e. parents of the spouse etc. and not due to disharmony between the couple.

While he has to confront with many obstacles in various walks of life, he will be contended and lucky in the family field, where he enjoys the utmost satisfaction and peace.

He is more attached to mother. Among his co-borns, the native will enjoy more favor and love from the mother. While his father will be a pious man and well-known person, the native cannot enjoy comforts and benefits from father. His life up to 50 years of age will be full of trial and have to face frequent changes in surroundings. However, period between 25 years and 35 years and 50 years and 56 years will be very good.

Love marriage is indicated to the native. Sometimes, it has been found that Krttika born marries a girl known to his family.

5. Health: He has good appetite but he cannot has a systematic food habit. Diseases to which he is prone to are dental problem, weak eyesight, tuberculosis, wind and piles, brain fever, accident, wounds, malaria or cerebral meningitis.

Whatever may be the condition of his health, whether good or bad, neither he is afraid of any disease nor he is ready to observe daily care of his health.

Female Natives

1. Physical Features: she will have a clean body, medium height and extremely beautiful up to her 27th years of age. Thereafter, due to sudden psychological or circumstantial changes, her beauty slowly starts fading.

2. Character and general events: while she is not completely loveless, she will not subdue to the pressure of others. Therefore, mentally she has to suffer. She is fond of quarrels. She expresses arrogance not only in her appearance but also in the domestic environment.

3. Education, sources of income/profession: normally only a very few percentage of Krttika females are highly educated. She earns by working in the paddy field, agriculture field, fisheries and other small-scale industries. When the birth is in the 1st degree of Krttika or 12 to 13.20 degree of Krttika, the native becomes highly learned and she may be an Administrative Office, doctor or chemical engineer or a teacher. She also earns as a musician or artist, tailor or from leather products.

4. Family life: she cannot enjoy full comforts of her husband. In some cases childlessness or separation from husband is also indicated and in few cases no marriage takes place. In case marriage does not takes place in early age, in several cases it has been that her 37th year is good for marriage. She will not keep cordial relation with relatives as a sense of suppression and subordination is rampant in mind. Truth is that these females live in an illusion world and they show discourtesy to the people who actually are their well wishes. Ultimately a secluded life is in store for them.

5. Health: health will be severely afflicted either due to excess work or lack of mental peace. Glandular tuberculosis has also been noticed.

Atiganda is the 6th Nitya (Naisargika) Yoga, which is ruled by Chandra Devata and considered to be malefic one (especially first 6 Ghatis of it). Its effect can be described as "lots of problems", "lots of knots", "lots of obstacles".

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