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Common Rasi and Navamsa location (Vargottama)

OUR readers would have noted that for certain locations in one of the nine (Star Pada) quarters in the Rasi Chart, the location in the Navamsa Chart is in the same Zodiacal Sign. Consider the following:

For Aswini 1 location, the Sign in Rasi is Mesha, and the location in Navamsa too is Mesha.

For the Lagna, the Moon, or any other planet located in the Rasi Chart in Rohini 2, the shared Sign in the Rasi and the Navamsa Charts will be Rishabha.

Lagna or Planet housed in the Third Pada of Punarvasu, will show it in the Rasi and Navamsa Charts in the shared Sign of Mithuna.

A Planet or Lagna located in Punarvasu 4 will be in the Sign of Kataka in both the Rasi and the Navamsa Charts.

Such common sharing of a Sign in both the Charts is characterised by the term Vargottama. Vargottama will be enjoyed with the shared Sign of Simha when the location in Pubba (Pooram) 2; and with the shared Sign of Kanya when the Star Pada location is Chitta (Chittirai) 2.

Similarly, Vargottama obtains in the following location examples too:

Chitthirai 3 - Shared Sign: Thula

Visakha 4 - Shared Sign: Vrishchika

Uttarashada 1 - Shared Sign: Dhanus

Uttarashada 2 - Shared Sign: Makara

Satabhishak 3 - Shared Sign: Kumbha

Revathi 4 - Shared Sign: Meena.

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Queries answered

What is the significance of Sathabishekam, and what benefits come from celebrating the rituals?

K. Balasubramaniam, Chennai-600093.

Sathabishekam is celebrated when a person completes 80 years of age and enters the 81st year as per Janma Nakshatra. Another approach is for Sathabishekam to be celebrated when the person has lived through 1000 Moons (Sahasra Chandra), which will place the occasion after 83, and before 85, years. Kanakabishekam too may be conducted, with Sathabishekam, for a person who has lived that long, has a Seemantha Puthra, that son has got a Seemantha Puthra, and the grandson too has a Seemantha Puthra.

These rituals celebrate a person's living long and well, with his wife and a large family of children, grand-children, and great grand-children. The attendant Japas, Homas etc. will confer benefits upon the native and his family members, and bring all- round happiness and prosperity. Ayushya Homam will promote benefit for the long-living couple.

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Good dates and times: January 17 from 3-15 p.m. January 19 up to 10-00 a.m. and January 20 from 8-00 a.m.

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