Part 3 in the series of notes on Astrological Calendars\nA janampatri or kundali is a Birth Chart prepared as per Vedic Astrology. \nIt is a particular system of prediction developed by ancient pundits, based on the configuration of planets\u00a0 and stars at the time of one\u2019s birth from the vantage point of the location of one\u2019s birth. This configuration represented graphically through a mathematical system of diagrams and charts it is the foundation of the kundali.\n\nBased on these charts, predictions are made about favorable and unfavorable phases / alliances for work / love / prosperity etc and these acts as guiding lights on all aspects of a person\u2019s life. \nIt is believed that one\u2019s Ascendant (lagna), Zodiac Sign (Rasi), and movement or position of planets in a Janampatri influence his/her life from birth to death.\nThe presence of a planet in any particular constellation at the time of birth along with his birth space-time coordinates fixes the newborn\u2019s coordinates. Then the movement of the planets, their crossing over and juxtaposition with constellations and with each other influences the various facets of the newborn during the course of her life. And, these specific positions indicate the auspicious and inauspicious influences that these planets have on one\u2019s life.\nWhile there are countless astrological events predicted during the life span of a newborn, only those configurations that\u00a0 are strong enough to make a significant impact are noted in the janam patri.\u00a0 This document is consulted time and again over the years by well-meaning family members who would like to ensure the best possible outcomes for their children.\nSo important events are planned on days / times that would be most favorable to the person e.g. the start of one\u2019s educational journey, the start of one\u2019s business venture or the time to conduct wedding ceremonies. Most of these are no longer practiced but one that is prevalent even today is the matching of charts prior to arrangement of a\u00a0 marriage.\nJanam Patri # 1\nThis beautifully painted Kundali from Nepal begins with a painting of the nine gods that preside over each of the nine planets , the sun and Vishnu and Ganesh. Also seen are the important Buddhist symbols.\n\nJanam Patri # 2\nThis one set in Rajasthan at the time of Raja Bhom, after the essential charts and invoking the presence of Ganesh, goes on to elucidate the prediction of the character of the newborn.\n\nWe see the character of Shravan \u2013 who was known for his filial piety \u2013 perhaps this is to say \u2018this child is going to be like Shravan\u2019.\u00a0 We see many skills \u2013 archery, music \u2013 maybe these are predictions that the newborn will excel in these areas. There are several other scenes but my knowledge is not sufficient to decipher them \u2013 I will have to ask some elder to make the connection. And if time permits \u2013 to find out what the words in Sanskrit mean\u2026\nUntil the palimpsestic layer of the story within eludes us, let\u2019s just enjoy the art\u2026\njm\nmay 2017\n\u00a0\n\n\nSave\nSave\nSave\nSave\nSave\nSave\nThe post Astrological Calendars \u2013 3 \u2013 Astrological Birth Charts appeared first on The Art Blog by WOVENSOULS.COM.