वैदिक ज्योतिष का महत्व

Among the other Vedangas - Shiksha, Chhandas, Vyakarana, Nirukta, Kalpa etc., Jyotisha or Vedic astrology plays an important role. Broadly it is the study of past, present, and future. In this study, heavenly bodies that are mapped in the form of a horoscope, indicates specific events in a person`s life like the location at the time of one`s birth.

Vedic Astrology consists of three branches:

  • • Samhita: Covers general predictions of happenings that affect masses collectively like cyclones, government elections, a market study of stocks, floods, changes affecting state, the forecast of weather, etc.Chirognomy (study of hand shapes, including fingers and mounts),
  • • Ganita: Deals with the mathematical aspects of Astrology. Another name of Ganita is Siddhartha
  • • Hora: Involves the study of birth charts or horoscopes. It also includes muhurat or election astrology of favourable planetary positions. This decides the auspicious time for marriage, building a new house, etc.

The finger usually coincides with the shape of the hand, which decides the diversity of qualities and talents of an individual. Besides, the shape of the fingernail is important in assessing the personality.

Planets can create effects - good and bad, right from the birth. Astrology cannot be altered, but the ill effects can be changed with proper action. In Vedic astrology, planets are Gods as per interpretation of Sage Vyasa.

The importance of Vedic Astrology is that to rectify the defects; the concerned God need to be pleased. For example, if Sun God is to be pleased, you have to parry to Lord Rama because Sun represents Lord Rama. For those with bad Saturn, they should pray to Lord Krishna. Sun represents Lord Rama.

Those with weak Sun should pray to Rama to strengthen their Sun and ward off negative results. The other main planets and Gods are Moon (Krishna), Mars (Lord Narasimha), Mercury (Lord Buddha), etc.