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Pushkara Navamsha Push means to boost / nourish and Kara means who does or what causes. Pushkara is a special energy that nourishes. Navamsha is the most important Varga. Planet positions in their Navamsha finally decide whether they are strong or weak in the chart. Therefore Pushkara Navamshas become very important. They are specific areas in charts that nourish and give planets the capacity to fortify themselves. This special Navamsha allow the personality to flourish and its qualities become replenished. It is always the Navamsha ruled by the same signs within the same elements that become Pushkara. Pushkara Navamsha Table by Signs and Elements Elements Signs Fire : Aries, Leo, Sagittarius Earth: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn Air: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius Water: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces Pushkara s 20 to 23 20 26 40 to 30 06 40 to 10 13 20 to 16 40 16 40 to 20 23 20 to 26 40 0 to 03 20 06 40 to 10 Pushkara Navamsha Libra Sagittarius Pisces Taurus Pisces Taurus Cancer Virgo

Pushkara Navamsha can be classified through Nakshatras Padas as follows: 3rd Pada Libra of Venus Nakshatras- Bharani, Purva Phalguni, Purva Ashada 1st Pada Sagittarius and 4th Pada Pisces of Sun Nakshatras- Krittika, Uttara Phalguni, Uttara Ashada 2nd Pada Taurus of Moon Nakshatras- Rohini, Hasta, Shravana 4th Pada Pisces of Rahu Nakshatra- Ardra, Swati and Satabhisha 2nd Pada Taurus and 4th Pada Cancer of Jupiter Nakshatras- Punarvasu, Visakha, Purva Bhadra 2nd Pada Virgo of Saturn Nakshatra- Pushya, Anuradha, Uttara Bhadra Note: The following do not have Pushkara Navamsha Ketu Nakshatras (Ashwini, Magha and Mula) Mars Nakshatra (Mrigasira, Chitra and Dhanista) Mercury Nakshatras (Aslesha, Jyeshta and Revati). Important Observations:

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While there are two Pushkara in each sign, they do not fall in Aries, Gemini, Leo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Aquarius Navamshas Aries, Gemini, Leo and Aquarius are male signs and their Navamsha may use up all the energy available to them to regenerate the planetary qualities. Scorpio and Capricorn are female signs but these are complex areas within signs. Scorpio creates sudden transformation and Capricorn makes planet feel much burdened, even if they are well placed. The rulerships of the Navamshas are by benefic planets. Jupiter and Venus rules nine Pushkara each, one in fire, earth and air elements, whereas Moon and Mercury rule one each in Water elements. Pushkara Bhaga Pushkara Bhagas are specific degrees where planets become auspicious to do good. The exact degree becomes very powerful agent for being positive, whereas the Navamsha is still powerful but not as intense as the degree. Jataka Parijata, Adhyaya 1 Shloka 58 gives the following degrees: 21 Aries (Libra Navamsha) 19 Leo (Virgo Navamsha) 23 Sagittarius (Libra Navamsha) These three fall in Venus Nakshatras and Fire signs 14 Taurus (Taurus Navamsha and Vargottama- Moon Nakshatra), 9 Virgo (Pisces Navamsha- Sun Nakshatra), 14 Capricorn (Taurus Navamsha- Moon Nakshatra) Above Three are in Earth signs 18 Gemini (Pisces Navamsha- Rahu Nakshatra), 24 Libra (Taurus Navamsha- Jupiter Nakshatra), 19 Aquarius (Pisces Navamsha- Rahu Nakshatra) Above three are in Air signs 8 Cancer (Virgo Navamsha) 11 Scorpio (Libra Navamsha), 9 Pisces (Virgo Navamsha) Above three are in Saturn Nakshatras and Water signs Note: Pushkara Bhagas are not found in Ketu, Mars and Mercury Nakshatras Uses of Pushkara Navamsha and Pushkara Bhaga Jataka Parijata says that Pushkara should be used in Natal, Mahurtha and Prashna scenarios. Natal Lagna, Lagna lord, and 10th lords in Pushkara give great strength and good luck to the birth chart. More planets in Pushkara, the stronger the chart.

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Any planet / planets in PN or PB strengthen the chart. Lagna Lord in PN/PB will elevate the whole chart whereas the Karaka of a particular House will boost that House. If the Dasha lord is in Pushkara or the lord of Bhava Madhya that are Pushkara, it will give special results in relationship to its significations. Yogakaraka and Yogas formed in Pushkara will give excellent results during their periods. Planet in an exact degree becomes much stronger. If you have Sun exalted in 21 Aries, it is in Pushkara Navamsha and Bhaga. But this is also the debilitated Navamsha of the Sun. Pushkara will make Sun strong instead of weak. If Lagna lord is Pushkara in your partners chart or vice versa means that you have the ability to understand each other and your marriage will be fulfilling and lasting. The karakas Venus and Jupiter in Pushkara degrees help make partnerships good. If a woman has Jupiter in Pushkara, then she will have good partner and children. Planets transiting Pushkaras generally give good results or will reduce their malefic effects if adversely placed. Muhurtha There are 24 Pushkara Navamsha and 12 Pushkara Bhagas. Therefore every hour a Pushkara Navamsha rises and every two hours a Pushkara Bhaga rises. When you need to find an auspicious time, you can chose a Pushkara Navamsha or a Pushkara Bhaga. Some degrees reflect both the Navamsha and degree of Pushkara. In Taurus, the Pushkara Navamsha and the degree are Vargottama; therefore that particular position is extremely strong. While planning a Mahurtha, it would be good to choose a Pushkara degree or Navamsha rising. This protects the chart and enhances its benefic quality. To have the benefic planets, Lagna lord, 9th Lord, 5th Lord as well as the Lord of the house for which you are performing the Mahurtha to be in Pushkara Navamsha will further fortify the chart. Prashna If the Prashna ascendant falls in Pushkara or the Karaka for question falls in Pushkara, there will be a positive answer. If the Karaka for the question is placed in an evil House, namely 8 th House even though in a Pushkara Navamsha, we may predict that the objective will not be achieved. Since it is a Pushkara Navamsha, there are some underlying factors that will make this negative aspect positive and we may interpret that the objective will be achieved but with difficulty. Authors Note In Classical texts there is very little information on this subject and Jataka Parijata and Chandra Kala Nadi dwell somewhat in a concise manner. Sri CS Patels book Navamsha and Nadi Astrology gives different Pushkara Bhagas than what is in Jataka Parijata. I use only the latter and hence CS Patels version is not given. Students can refer the book for more information. Ms

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Komilla Sutton has done extensive research on this subject and many aspects described above are credited to her. Students can access her research papers Pushkara Navamsha and Pushkara Bhaga Part I and II for some more information. Always remember Pushkara Navamsha is 320 arc of a sign while Pushkara Bhaga is a specific point in space or specific degree in a sign.

Akshaya Tritiya Akshaya Tritiya falls on the third day of the Shukla Paksha of Vaishaka month, when the Sun and Moon are in exaltation, which happens only once every year. In this Samvatsara, the date of Akshaya Tritiya is Monday the 13th May 2013. It is widely celebrated in all parts of India by different sections of the society irrespective of their religious faith and caste. Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akha Teej, is traditionally the birthday of Lord Parasurama, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. People conduct special Pooja on this day, bathe in holy rivers, donate to charity and worship Lord Ganesha & Goddess Lakshmi. The word Akshaya means imperishable or eternal that which never diminishes. Initiations made or valuables bought on this day are considered to bring success or good fortune. Buying gold is a popular activity on Akshaya Tritiya, as it is the ultimate symbol of wealth and prosperity. Gold and gold jewelry bought and worn on this day signify never diminishing good fortune. Indians celebrate weddings, begin new business ventures, and even plan long journeys on this day. Hindus believe in the theory of Mahurtha or auspicious timings in every step in life be it to begin a new venture or making an important purchase. Akshaya Tritiya is one such momentous occasion, which is considered one of the most auspicious days of the Hindu Calendar.It is believed, any meaningful activity started on this day would be fruitful. It is also believed that this day marks the beginning of the SatyaYug the first of the four Yugas. In the Puranas, there is a story that says that on this day of Akshay Tritiya, Vedavyasa along with Ganesha started writing the great epic Mahabharata. Ganga or Mother Ganges also descended to earth on this day. It is further believed that people born during this time excel in spiritual life and their name will be eternally remembered. Those born during this period include Basaveshwara, Ramanujacharya, Adi Shankaracharya, Swami Chinmayananda and Buddha. If you look at May Panchanga, in the month of Vaishaka, all their Jayanthis are celebrated.