Archive | August, 2013


9 Aug
Astrologers practicing Parashari method have two main tools for ‘Timing an Event’, namely, Dasha & Bhukti and Transit predictions. The irony is that  Dasha & Bhukti can be used independently, whereas Transit has to be read in conjunction with Dasha & Bhukti. To be precise, the result obtained by Transit has to be supported by the results of Dasha & Bhukti otherwise Transit results may not happen.
Latta is a part of Transit predictions and as such it has to be read in conjunction with the prevailing Dasha & Bhukti of the native.
This word Latta means ‘Kick’ or Obstruction. During transit, a planet transiting a particular Nakshatra will afflict another Nakshatra at a distance.  If the afflicted Nakshatra happens to be your Janma Nakshatra, you are said to be under the influence of Latta of that particular planet. This distance is measured either forward or backward from that particular Nakshatra. The forward measurement is called “Purolatta” or Forward kick and backward measurement is called “Prustolatta” or Backward kick.
Purolatta Group                                         Prustolatta Group
Sun – 12th  forward                                   Moon – 22nd  backward
Mars – 3rd  forward                                    Mercury – 7th backward
Jupiter – 6th  forward                                 Venus – 5th  backward
Saturn – 8th  forward                                 Rahu/ Ketu – 9th backward
  1. If Sun occupies, at any time Moola Nakshatra, his Latta Nakshatra will be Krittika which 12th from Moola counting forward.
  2. If Venus occupies Sravana, his Latta Nakshatra will be Jyestha which is 5th from Sravana counting backwards
  1. The general effect of Latta is bad.
  2. If the Natal star comes under the Latta effects of two or more planets, bad effects will be greatly enhanced.
  3. Sun’s Latta causes loss of entire effects of the native, trouble from Government and trouble for father.
  4. Moon’s Latta causes great loss 
  5. Mars Latta causes utter ruination and  trouble from co-borns.
  6. Mercury causes fall and disaster.
  7. Venus causes trouble to spouse.
  8. Jupiter causes death, ruin of relatives and insecurity.
  9. Saturn same as that of Sun, trouble from elder brother and body discomfort.
  10. Rahu causes trouble to grandfather and misery.
  11. Ketu cause trouble from reptiles, exile and misery.
Author’s Note
Generally Latta is considered bad and by taking remedial measures individual can get relief. Some Panchangas in South India (eg. Ontikoppal Panchangam) gives the dates of Latta of all planets during that year which affects different Janma Nakshatras. By knowing your Latta periods before hand you can be prepared to counter it.

August Panchanga

1 Aug

August 2013 – Monthly Panchanga

Vijaya Samvatsara –Dakshinayana

Greeshma / Varsha Ritu – Ashada / Shravana Masa


Important events for the month of August are appended below for information and guidance.
04 Aug 2013- Sunday
  • Pradhosha
  • ಪ್ರದೋಷ
  • Mercury enters Cancer. Mercury is good in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 11 from natal Moon
  • ಪುನ ೪ ಕಟಕೇ ಬುಧ
06 Aug 2013 – Tuesday
  • New Moon
  • ಅಮಾವಾಸ್ಯೆ
  • Jyothibheemeshwara Vrata
  • ಜ್ಯೋತಿಭೀಮೇಶ್ವರ ವ್ರತ
10 Aug 2013 – Saturday
  • Naga Chaturthi
  • ನಾಗ ಚತುರ್ಥಿ
11 Aug 2013 – Sunday
  • Naga Panchami
  • ನಾಗ ಪಂಚಮೀ
  • Venus enters Virgo. Venus is good in all places except 6 &10 from natal Moon.
  • ಉಫ ೨ ಕನ್ಯಾ ಶುಕ್ರ
12 Aug 2013 – Monday
  • Shiriala Shasti
  • ಶಿರಿಯಾಳ ಷಷ್ಠಿ
13 Aug 2013 – Tuesday
  • Mangala Gowri Vrata
  • ಮಂಗಳಗೌರೀ ವ್ರತ
16 Aug 2013 – Friday
  • Varamahalakshmi Vrata
  • ವರಮಹಾಲಕ್ಷ್ಮಿ ವ್ರತ
17 Aug 2013- Saturday
  • Sun enters Leo. Sun is good in 3,6,10 & 11 from natal Moon.
  • ಮಖಾ೧ ಸಿಂಹೇ ರವಿ
  • Simha  Sankramana
  • ಸಿಂಹ  ಸಂಕ್ರಮಣ
18 Aug 2013- Sunday
  • Pradhosha
  •  ಪ್ರದೋಷ
  • Mars enters Cancer. Mars is good in 3, 6 and 11 from natal Moon.
  • ಪುನ ೪ ಕಟಕೇ ಕುಜ
19 Aug 2013 – Monday
  • Angaraka Jayanthi
  • ಅಂಗಾರಕ ಜಯಂತಿ
20 Aug 2013 – Tuesday
  • Rig Upakarma
  • ಋಗು ಉಪಾಕರ್ಮ
  • Yujur Upakarma
  • ಯುಜುರು ಉಪಾಕರ್ಮ
  • Raksha Bandan
  • ರಕ್ಷಾ ಬಂಧನ
  • Satyanarayana Pooja
  • ಸತ್ಯನಾರಾಯಣ ಪೂಜೆ
  • Mangala Gowri Vrata
  • ಮಂಗಳಗೌರೀ ವ್ರತ
  • Mercury enters Leo. Mercury is good in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 11 from natal Moon
  • ಮಖಾ ೧ ಸಿಂಹೇ ಬುಧ
21 Aug 2013- Wednesday
  • Full Moon
  • ಹುಣ್ಣಿಮೆ
  • Taittariya Yujur Upakarma
  • ತೈತ್ತರೀಯ ಯುಜುರು ಉಪಾಕರ್ಮ
22 Aug 2013 – Thursday
  • Sri Raghavendra Swamy Aradhana
  • ಶ್ರೀ ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರ ಸ್ವಾಮಿ ಆರಾಧನೆ
24 Aug 2013 – Saturday
  • Sankasta Chaturthi
  • ಸಂಕಷ್ಟ ಚತುರ್ಥಿ
27 Aug 2013 – Tuesday
  • Mangala Gowri Vrata
  • ಮಂಗಳಗೌರೀ ವ್ರತ
28 Aug 2013 – Wednesday
  • Sri Krishna Janmastami
  • ಶ್ರೀ ಕೃಷ್ಣ ಜನ್ಮಾಷ್ಟಮಿ
Disclaimer: This Almanac is published as an advisory only. Individuals are requested to use their discretion and consequently the author is not responsible for any damage / loss suffered by them.