Jul 5, 2016

Karakas or Significators, Istadevata,

Karakas or Singnificators of Self and others related to self.

Atmakaraka: Significator of Soul (self)

Calculation; Look for the planet with highest degrees 0 to 29 degrees in your chart.

Natural Atmakaraka is Sun,

Personal Atmakaraka is one of the planets SUN, MOON, MARS, MERCURY, JUPITER, VENUS  SATURN and RAHU which ever is with highest degrees,

Others KARAKAS to note which follow the ATMAKARAK as per their degrees are

Atma karaka, it is the significator of soul. (self)

Amatya karaka, Amatya karaka is the significator of career, intellect, mind,

Bhratru karaka, Bhratri karaka is the significator of siblings,

Matru Karaka, Matri karaks is the significator of mother, education,

Putra karaka, Putra karaka is the significator of Children,

Gnati Karaka, it is significator of cousins and relatives,

Pitru karaka, Pitri karaka is the significator of father,

Dara Karaka, Dara karaka is the significator of wife or Spouse,

Ista devata: your personal deity who will help your soul get liberation....

Karakamsa:  The zodiac sign or house which is occupied by the Atmakaraka (AK) in Navamsa chart.

Jeevanamsa: The zodiac sign or house  which is 12th from Karakamsa,

Ista devata: The planets posited in the 12th house from Karakamsa in Navamsa chart, (D-9), or If the house is empty then see which planet is aspecting that house, if no aspects then take the lord of the house, and if more then one planet in jeevanamsa, then chek which planet is the strongest.

If Sun in Jeevanamsa then the Ista devata will be Vishnu, Rama and Shiva.

If Moon in Jeevanamsa then the Ista devata will be Krishna, Shiva and Parvati.

If Mars in Jeevanamsa then the Ista devata will be Hanuman, Subramanya swami and Sri Narashima Swami.

If Mercury in Jeevanamsa then the Ista devata will be Vishnu.

If Jupiter in Jeevanamsa then the Ista devata will be Vishnu, Dattatreya.

If Venus in Jeevanamsa then the Ista devata will be Lakshmi, Parashurama, Maa Gauri.

If Saturn in Jeevanamsa then the Ista devata will be Vishnu, Shiva, Hanuman, ShaniDev.

If Rahu in Jeevanamsa then the Ista devata will be Varaha swami, Maa Durga.

Mantra for Ista Devata: Ganesh is first no matter who is your Ista devata.

Ganesh:   ॐ  श्री  गणेशाए  नमः! ( Aum Sri Ganeshaye Namah!)

Vishnu/Dattatreya: ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय नमः! ( Om namo bhagavate vasudevaya namah)

Rama:  ॐ  श्री  रमा  रमा  रामेति , रमे रमे  मनोरमे , सहस्रनाम तत्तुल्यं रमा नामा वरानने !! ( Sri Rama Rama Rameti, Rame Rame Manorame; Sahasrenama tattulyam, Rama Nama Varanane) (Sri Rama raksha Strotram)

Krishna: ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय नमः! ( Om namo bhagavate vasudevaya namah)

Lakshmi: ॐ  श्री  महलक्ष्मीए  नमः ( Aum Sri Maha Lakshmiye Namah!)

Shiva:   ॐ नमः शिवाय  ! ( Om namah Shivaya)

Parvati/ Gauri, Durga:  ॐ  ऐंग  ह्रीम  कलीम  चमुंडाए  नमः !! (Aum Aing Hrim Kleem Chamundaye Namah!)

Hanuman: ॐ नमो हनुमते , ॐ  ह्रम  ह्रीम ह्रूम  फट  स्वः !! ( Aum namo hanumate! Aum hram hrim hrum phat swaha!)

Subramanya Swami: ॐ श्री सुब्रमन्यस्वामिने नमः! (Aum Sri Subramanyaswaminey namaha!!)

Sri Narashimha Swami: ॐ श्री नरसिम्हास्वामीने नमः! (Aum Sri Narashimhaswamine namaha!!)

Varaha swami is again same as Vishnu.

ShaniDev: ॐ प्रां प्रीं प्रौं  सः शनैश्चराय नमः ! (Aum Pram Preem Praum Saha Shaneshcharaye Namah!)

Then Mantras for each planets are as following :

Sun: ॐ श्री ह्रां  ह्रीं  ह्रौं सः सूर्याय नमः !! (Aum Sri Hran Hreen Hraun Saha Suryay Namah!)

Moon: ॐ श्री श्रां श्रीं श्रौं सः चंद्राय नमः !! (Aum Sri Shran Shreen Shraun Saha Chandraya namah!)

Mars: ॐ  श्री  क्रां  क्रीं  क्रौं  सः  भौमाय  नमः ! ( Aum Sri Kraan Kreen Kraun Saha Bhaumaya Namah!)

Mercury: ॐ श्री  ब्रां  ब्रीं  ब्रौं  सः  बुधाय  नमः !! ( Aum Sri Braan Breen Braun Saha Budhaya Namah!)

Jupiter: ॐ श्री ग्रां ग्रीं ग्रौं सः गुरवे नमः !! (Aum Sri Graan Green Graun Saha Gurave Namah! )

Venus: ॐ श्री  द्रां द्रीं  द्रौं  सः शुक्राय नमः! (Aum Sri Draan Dreen Draaun Saha Shukraya Namah! )

 Saturn: ॐ प्रां प्रीं प्रौं सः शनैश्चराय नमः ! (Aum Pram Preem Praum Saha Shaneshcharaye Namah!)

Rahu: ॐ  श्री भ्रां भ्रीं भ्रौं  सः  रहावे  नमः ! ( Aum Sri Bhraan Bhreen Bhraun Saha Rahave Namah!)

Ketu: ॐ श्री स्रां  स्रीम  सरौं  सहा  केतवे  नमः ! ( Aum Sri Sraan Sreen Sraun Saha Keteve Namah!)

Each  mantra needs to be chanted 108 times in each sitting, for their natural karakas.

Please note for people who can read devanagari script they can pronounce it like it shoul dbe but htose who can not read devanagari script then they would read transliteration and the problem is with pranounciation of beeja akshara (words), because some write it Pram, some Pran, some Prang, I used Praan to get the correct devanagari equivalent, but all end with same m like in Aum.

Kula devata:  Kula is family, Kula devata is your fmaily goddess who should be appeased in all your family gatherings, puja, inaugurations, birthdays, marriage celebrations etc.

Though each family follows certain deity as Kula devata, ostly people in south follow Balaji or Venkatesha as kula devata but still each person also has a kula devata seen from their Astro chart, like If Ista devata is Vishnu then Kula devata will be his female cosort Lakshmi because the blessings of a god are always in form of female energy which is Lakshmi for Lord Vishnu.

Palandevata: Sustaining deity of this world, It is seen in the 6th house from Amatyakaraka in Navamsa chart.
Atmakaraka (AK):  Atmakaraka is significator of soul or self, it actually shows the desire of the soul in this life, and each planet will show what that desire  is...and Atmakaraka is almost equal to the lord of 10th house when it comes to profession, and if Atmakaraka or lord of 10th house comes in to association with Amatyakaraka then success in the field of work is sure, Atmakaraka is also teh significator of self that is 1st house or Tanu bhava.

Sun: If Sun is the Atmakaraka then the desire is for fame, success, and power, and challenge is ego.

Moon : If Moon is the Atmakaraka then the desire is for comfort, happiness, love, challengeis to spread it to others.

Mars: If Mars is the Atmakaraka then the desire is for bravery and courage, and the challenge is self control in most voilent situations.

Mercury: If Mercury is Atmakaraka then the desire is commerce, business, communication, intelectual superiority, challenge is to understand others with low intellect and abilities.

Jupiter: If Jupiter is Atmakaraka then the desire is for greater knoweldge or ultimate knowledge to understand the creation, brahma vidya, and  utmost wisdom, and challenge is to deal with fools and mandbuddhi and in case of females it is to accept their husbands as guru no matter they might be mandbuddhi but the husband is a women's guru.

Venus: If Venus is Atmakaraka then the desire is for beautiful things, sex, love, lust, and in absence of  Jupiter or its aspect Venus tends to become little dirty, so the challenge is to have self control, and for females it is to remain chaste and keep or guard the power that emnates from chastity, it is a great women power but lot of descipline is needed, in Hinduism it is called Pativrata, meaning staying devoted to one man as husband (physically and mentally), guru and leader of her life this gives an immense power or healing and blessing to a women who is pativrata.

Saturn: If Saturn is Atmakaraka then the desire is for descipline, to bring that into the lives of the people in form od democracy and individuality and to follow strict path towards self elevation, and the challenge is people and only people, because people can be real pain in a democracy.

Rahu: If Rahu is the Atmakaraka then the native might be cheated in his or her life so the challenge is to remain honest and truthful even in the most adverse situations. tough!!

Rahu is stronger then Saturn when it comes to giving pain.

Amatya karaka (AmK): Significator of Career, Intellect, and Creativity and Amatya means minister.

Amatyakaraka is the planet with the second highest degrees in your chart, and its role is like minister to a king, and hence it guides the Atmakaraka towards its destiny with its intellect, mind, creativity, and profession.

Amatya karaka is significator of 2nd house (dhana bhava), 5th House (Putra bhava), 9th house (dharma bhava) and 10th house (Karma bhava)

Sun denotes power, authority, politician, leader,

Moon denotes, comfort, public servants, and all those who use their mind and intellect to perform.

Mars denotes, Bravery, courage, so all those who need these two to perform like Military, Police (But not in Canada) :-))

Mercury denotes, business men and women, commerce related, comuunication based,

Jupiter denotes, knowledge, so teachers, professors, instructors, guides, guru, pathfinders,

Venus denotes, the beautiful people (Physical beauty) all those related to Films, TV,

Saturn denotes hard work, slow and steady, dirty and dark,  mostly workers who use physical strength to perform.

Rahu: It denotes shadow, deception, crime, pain, so people related to Politicians, :-)

Katu: It denotes "to let go", Saints, Mystics, Sanyasins, Yogis,

If a planet comes into association with both Atmakaraka and Amatya karaka then the profession of that graha will come to pass.

Bhratru Karaka (BK): Significator of siblings, and the planet with third highest degree  in your chart falls in this category, it is also the significator of 3rd (Sahaj bhava), 9th and 11th ( Labha bhava) house, and 3rd house signifies younger siblings, neighbours, short journeys, death of parents, courage, bravery, hobbies and abilities.
Pitri Karaka (PiK): Significator of father, the planet with 4th highest degrees falls in this category and it signifies 9th house, dharma bhava, it signifies father, guru, dharma, long journeys, univeristy education.
Matri Karaka (MK) : Significator of Mother and the planet with fifth highest degrees in your chart falls in this category, it is also the significator of 4th house (Bandhu bhava) and it signifies Mother, Vehicles, education, relatives, happiness, land andbuildings, throne.
Putra Karaka (PK) : Significator of Children, and the planet with sixth highest degree of longitude falls inthis category, it is also the significator of 5th house (Putra bhava) and Putra bhava signifies children, intelligence, education, wealth, punya, creativity, Mantra and sacred spells, pregnancy, and wisdom.
Gnati Karaka (GK) : Significator of cousins and relatives, the planet with 7th highest degrees falls in this category and it signifies 6th house (Ari Bhava) and also 8th (Randhara bhava) and 12th houses (Vyaya bhava) and 6th house signifies enemies, disease, vocation, income, earnings, maternal uncles, legal, debts, competitions, disagreements, etc.
Dara Karaka (DK) : Significator of wife or girlfriend or spouse, the planet with lowest degree of longitude falls in this category, and it signifies 7th house (Yuvati bhava) and it signifies Spouse, Business partners, relations, trade, protection against enemies and disease.

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