Features of Jagannatha Hora Lite – Free Astrology Software

In terms of the range of calculations available, technical depth and breadth, level of customizability of calculations and ease of use, Jagannatha Hora is unsurpassed by any contemporary Vedic astrology software package.

A nearly complete list of the features are here.

  • Drik Siddhanta (based on the latest NASA models)
  • Sri Surya Siddhanta – generalized Makaranda version. Same formulas are used in:
  • Aadityavaahini Panchaangam published by Sri Shankaracharya’s Govardhana Matha (Sri Jagannatha Puri, India)
  • Aaditya Panchaangam (Varanasi, India)
  • Sanskrit Academy Panchaangam published by Bihar Rajya Sanskrit Academy (HRD Ministry of Govt of Bihar, India)
  • Surya Panchaangam (Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India)
  • Prayaagraaja Panchaangam (Allahabad, India)
  • Mithilaa Panchaangam (Darbhanga, India)
  • Parmaartha Panchaangam (Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh, India)
  • Paaraankusha Panchaangam (Gaya, Bihar, India)
  • Twenty three divisional charts, (rasi, navamsa, D-2, D-3, D-4, D-5, D-6, D-7, D-8, D-10, D-11, D-12, D-16, D-20, D-24, D-27, D-30, D-40, D-45, D-60, D-81 D-108 and D-144)
  • Six different variations of hora (D-2) charts (including Kashinatha Hora), four different variations of D-3 charts, two different variations of D-4 charts, two different variations of D-5 charts, two different variations of D-8 charts, three different variations of D-9 charts, two different variations of D-11 charts, three different variations of D-30 charts, two different variations of D-81 charts and two different variations of D-108 charts
  • A generic sub-divisional chart D-mxn (or D-m x D-n), where a divisional chart D-m (e.g. D-9, D-10, D-12, D-16, D-20, D-24 etc) is taken as the rasi chart and it is further divided into D-n (e.g. D-9, D-10, D-12 D-16, D-30 etc).
  • A generic custom divisional chart D-N, with any N between 1 and 300. Cyclical charts, as well as non-cyclical charts with several structures are supported. Either Aries or the sign in which divisions are being found can be used as the base for mapping divisions. Divisions can be mapped to N signs starting
    • from the base itself, from 1st/7th or 1st/9th or 1st/5th or 1st/11th or 1st/3rd
    • from base (if sign is odd/even)
    • from 1st/5th/9th or 1st/9th/5th from base (if sign is movable/fixed/dual)
    • from 1st/4th/7th/10th or 1st/10th/7th/4th from base (if sign is iery/earthy/airy/watery)
  • Amsa rulers of planets as per Parasara in shodasa vargas
  • Nadyamsas of planets using the uniform division and non-uniform Chandra Kala
  • Nadi division (nadi names used by C.G. Rajan as well as Santhanam’s translation of Chandra Kala Nadi are listed)
  • Bhava/chalit chakra using various house division schemes (rasi houses, equal 30 deg houses, equal houses based on 9 nakshatra padas, Sripathi/Porphyry, Krishnamoorthy/Placidus, Koch, Regiomontanus, Campanus, axial rotation scheme, Polich/Page, Alcabitus), from lagna, Moon or Sun
  • In houses, ascendant can be configured as the start or middle of first house

– Nine planets, 3 outer planets, Gulika, Mandi and other 9 upagrahas

– Lagna, bhava lagna, hora lagna, ghati lagna, sree lagna, indu lagna, bhrigu bindu, vighati lagna, pranapada lagna, varnada lagna, other 11 varnadas

– For vyatipata, two definitions can be chosen from and Gulika, Mandi, Kala etc can be chosen to rise at the start/middle/end of the respective portions. Gulika and Mandi can be mapped to Saturn’s portion or the lordless 8th portion. Starting of the day can be at sunrise or 6 am LMT

– Arudha lagna and other 11 arudha padas of houses, in rasi chart and all divisional charts, using longitudes of rasi chart or divisional longitudes

– Twelve Chandra arudha padas

– Twelve Surya arudha padas

– Graha arudhas of 9 planets (and dual graha arudhas too)

– Kunda (used in birthtime rectification)

– Bhrigu bindu (used in Bhrigu methods)

– Yogi, SahaYogi and AvaYogi planets

– Deha sphuta, prana sphuta, mrityu sphuta and trisphuta of Prasna Marga

– Dates from 5400 BC to 5400 AD can be entered using the Gregorian or Julian calendar

– A built-in atlas contains about 500,000 places in USA and 2,000,000 places outside USA.

– Longitudes, latitudes and distances of planets and the three speeds are shown

– Divisional longitudes of planets and other bodies in all divisional charts

– Taras owned and occupied by planets (using the navatara system from Moon and lagna)

– Special taras (karma, samudayika, sanghatika, jaati, desa etc) from Moon and lagna

– Nakshatra aspects of planets

– Latta (kick) of planets on nakshatras

– Special tithis (Janma tithi, dhana tithi, bhratri tithi, matri tithi etc)

– Chara karakas (using the 8 karaka scheme as well as the 7 karaka scheme)

– Brahma, Rudra and Maheswara in a chart

– The lords of 64th navamsa and 22nd drekkana (using 4 definitions of drekkana)

– Ayudha drekkana, sarapa drekkana, pakshi drekkana etc occupied by planets

– Thirty six sahamas (sahams)

– Planets in mrityu bhaga and Moon’s pushkara bhaga (definitions of Saravali and Phala Deepika are both included. Users can choose either one)

– Mrityu bhaga degree value can be configured as the start/middle/end of the fatal portion

– Tithi, yoga, karana, weekday, nakshatra, lunar year, lunar month, hora, kaala, sunrise, sunset and ayanamsa of a chart

– For finding horas and weekdays, day can be taken to start at sunrise or at 6 am LMT

– In addition, hora and kaala are shown using the true measure of time (chosen from sunrise or 6 am LMT) and the illusive measure of time (chosen from 6 am LMT and the standard time)

– In addition to hora, the sign corresponding to the 5-minute division of hora is also given (useful in prasna)

– Bhinna AshtakaVarga (BAV), Sodhita (reduced) ashtakavarga and Prastara AshtakaVargas (PAV’s) of all the planets can be found in all the divisional charts

– Sodhya pindas can be computed in all the divisional charts

– For each divisional chart, the time to be subtracted or added in order to change the lagna in the divisional chart is displayed at one mouse click

– For each divisional chart, the time to be subtracted or added in order to change any planet’s position in the divisional chart is displayed at one mouse click

– Lahiri ayanamsa, Raman ayanamsa, Deva-datta ayanamsa, Krishnamoorthy ayanamsa, Usha-Shashi ayanamsa, Fagan ayanamsa and tropical system (no ayanamsa) can be used. User can define his/her own custom ayanamsa also.

– Geocentric or topocentric positions can be used. True or apparent planetary positions can be used. Mean or true nodes can be used.

– Three different definitions of sunrise (and correspondingly sunset) supported – (1) true rise of center, (2) true rise of tip, (3) apparent rise of tip.

– Shadabalas

– Ishta phala and kashta phala

– Vimsopaka balas of shadvarga, sapta varga, dasa varga and shodasa varga

– Vaiseshikamsas (parijatamsa etc) of shadvarga, sapta varga, dasa varga and shodasa varga

– Basic avasthas (states) based on age, alertness and mood

– Sayanadi avasthas of activity

– For avasthas of alertness and mood, one can use any divisional chart

– For relationships used in avasthas and vimsopaka bala, it is possible to configure the relationships of rasi chart to be used always or the relationships in the relevant divisional charts. It is also possible to configure the permanent or compound relations to be used.

– Pancha vargeeya bala (of Tajaka)

– Dwadasa vargeeya bala (of Tajaka)

– Harsha bala (of Tajaka)

– Ability to identify 184 different types of yogas in a rasi chart or a divisional chart

– It is possible to use various kinds of years in dasas – (1) 365.2425-day years, (2) 360-day years, (3) years with use-defined number of years (e.g. 327-day years), (4) solar years with Sun’s angle taken as a measure of time, (5) 360-tithi years with the Sun-Moon angle progress taken as the measure of time

– Variations of Vimsottari dasa and other conditional nakshatra dasas can be computed from Moon’s star, lagna’s star, kshema tara, utpanna tara, aadhaana tara, Maandi’s star, Gulika’s star, Trisphuta’s star, Sun’s star, Bhrigu bindu’s star, praanapada lagna’s star and stars occupied by various planets

– Other nakshatra dasas include Ashtottari dasa, Kalachakra dasa, Yogini dasa, Dwisaptati sama dasa, Shattrimsa sama dasa, Dwadasottari dasa, Chaturaseeti sama dasa, Sataabdika dasa, Shodasottari dasa, Panchottari dasa, Shashtihayani dasa, with help on their applicability

– Tribhagi variation available in Vimsottari dasa and most other nakshatra dasas

– Rasi dasas include Narayana dasa (of all divisional charts, with complete flexibility regarding the strengths of houses/planets, i.e. software determines the strengths, but the user can alter all the determinations of the software if he wishes to experiment), Lagnaamsaka dasa (of all divisional charts), Padanaathaamsa dasa (of all divisional charts), Sudasa, Drigdasa, Lagna kendradi rasi dasa, atmakaraka kendradi rasi dasa, Trikona dasa, Chara dasa (of Parasara), Chara dasa (of K.N. Rao), Yogardha dasa, sthira/chara/ubhaya Paryaaya dasas of all vargas, shoola dasa (of all 12 houses), Niryaana shoola dasa, Brahma dasa, Sthira dasa, Rudramsa Mandooka dasa, Navamsa dasa, Varnada dasa

– Other dasas include Moola dasa (from lagna alone or from lagna/Moon or from lagna/Moon/Sun), Tara dasa, Atmakaraka kendradi graha dasa, Patyayini dasa, Sudarsana Chakra dasa, Rasi-Bhukta Vimsottari dasa, Tithi Ashtottari dasa and Tithi Yogini dasa

– Division upto mahadasas, antardasas, pratyantardasas, sookshma-antardasas, prana-antardasas and deha-antardasas

– Ability to locate the mahadasa, antardasa, pratyantardasa, sookshma-antardasa, prana-antardasa and deha-antardasa running at the time of an event, given the date, time and timezone of the event

– Ability to cast the dasa pravesh chart (period commencement chart) for the commencement of any mahadasa, antardasa, pratyantardasa, sookshma-antardasa, prana-antardasa or deha-antardasa and look at the divisional charts, longitudes etc, panchanga in the commencement chart

– Ability to locate transits of Jupiter, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu in various houses from the dasa/antardasa sign (in the case of rasi dasas) or the sign occupied in natal rasi chart by the dasa/antardasa lord (in the case of planetary dasas), during a dasa/antardasa

– Ability to list transits in houses from lagna, Moon, navamsa lagna and navamsa Moon

– Ability to clafssify the transits of planets based on tara, murthi and house-based vedha

– Ability to look at the ashtakavarga scores and kakshya scores of planetary transits taking any natal divisional chart as the reference and any divisional chart in transit

– Ability to identify transits in special taras (karma, samudayika, sanghatika, jaati, desa etc) or naksahtra aspects of transit planets on them

– Ability to identify latta (planetary kick) in transit on important nakshatras

– Ability to graphically represent various transit scores in a graphical transit calendar, including the transit from natal Moon and lagna, vedhas, ashtakavarga, kakshya and tara

– Ability to *search* when a required planet (e.g. Jupiter) came x deg y min (e.g. 1 deg 0 min) behind/after the position of a natal planet (e.g. natal Sun) or a natal sahama (e.g. vivaha sahama) or the beginning of a sign before/after a given date (e.g. today)

– Kalachakra from Sun’s star in natal chart and lagna’s star in annual charts (with the ability to configure any other star as the seed)

– Kota chakra/durga chakra from natal Moon’s star (with the ability to configure any other star as the seed)

– Sarvatobhadra chakra

– Surya Kalanala chakra

– Chandra Kalanala chakra

– Sudarsana chakra

– Shoola chakra

– Tripataki chakra

– Sarvatobhadra chakra

– Ability to view two charts superimposed on each other (one can be natal navamsa and the other can be transit dasamsa, for example)

– Tajaka annual/monthly/2.5-day/5-hour/25-min/2-min charts

– In Tajaka charts, true solar motion or mean solar motion can be used

– When compressing dasas for Tajaka charts, lagna/Moonstar can be used or it can be progressed

– Sunrise chart of Tajaka annual/monthly/2.5-day/5-hour/25-min/2-min charts

– Annual/monthly/daily Tithi Pravesha (TP) charts (Vedic soli-lunar calendar equivalent of the Tajaka system)

– Annual/monthly Yoga Pravesha (YP) charts (another soli-lunar calendar)

– Annual/monthly Nakshatra Pravesha (NP) charts (another lunar calendar)

– Ability to set a chart in “swearing-in” mode and compress dasas to any number of years or any number of days

– Solar new year chart based on Aries ingress, solar new year chart based on Capricorn ingress, and solar new month chart (with all dasas compressed to the year/month)

– Annual Full Moon chart and monthly Full Moon chart (with all dasas compressed to the year/month)

– Lunar new year/month/day chart (with all dasas compressed to the year/month/day)

– Financial new year chart (with all dasas compressed to the year)

– Ability to find the last/next conjunction/opposition of any two planets and compress dasas to the period between two successive conjunctions/oppositions

– Ability to find when a planet changes rasi/nakshatra/navamsa/any varga before/after a given date and compress dasas to the period when the planet stays in that rasi/nakshatra/navamsa/any varga

– Ability to find the last/next lunar eclipse, local solar eclipse and global solar eclipse

– Cast the progression chart by progressing Sun by one division as per any divisional chart (e.g. 1 degree with D-30 progression, 3 deg with D-10 progression etc)

– In a prasna chart, allow a number to entered in 1-108 range and find the rasi and navamsa of prasna lagna from it

– In a prasna chart, allow a number to entered in 1-249 range (KP) and find the rasi, nakshatra and sub of the prasna lagna from it

– In a prasna chart, allow a number to entered in 1-1800 range (KP) and find all the position of prasna lagna in all the sixteen divisional charts from it

– One can add a user defined amount of time to a given chart (e.g. 144 years) to go to the next lifecycle and cast a fresh chart for the next life cycle (this is useful for mundane charts like the chart of USA)

– Find the nakshatra lords and sub lords (upto 5 levels of subs – subs, sub-subs, sub-sub-subs etc) of all planets and house cusps

– List the planets and house cusps occupying the nakshatra or sub (upto 5 levels of subs) of a given planet

– Show the panchanga of a day, including the date, weekday, end time(s) of tithi(s), end time(s) of yogas(s), end time(s) of karana(s), Rahu kalam, Gulika kalam, Yama gandam, sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset, the time when Moon changes sign and the end times of 24 horas in the day

– Ability to make the panchanga for a month

– Ability to create the ephemeris for a month

– Ability to find the detailed planetary transits for a month. This includes the date/time when a planet changes rasi/nakshatra and the date/time when a planet aspects another planet exactly. Here the partial aspects described by parasara are also considered (i.e. all planets aspect the 7th, 4th, 8th, 5th, 9th, 3rd and 10th from them). So the exact date/time when Mercury has an exact 8th aspect on Jupiter (albeit a partial aspect, as opposed to full aspect) can be found, for example.

– List of a planets in “marana karaka sthana” in a chart and the houses occupied and owned by them is given at a mouse click

– Permanent, temporary and compound relationships of planets can be displayed within a chart using an intuitive color code

– Pachakadi relationships of planets and signs can be analyzed and listed out for a given chart

– Own signs, exaltation signs, debilitation signs and moolatrikonas of planets can be highlighted to aid beginners

– Graha drishti and rasi drishti of planets can highlighted to aid beginners

– Argala and virodha argala can highlighted to aid beginners

– One can customize all the colors used in the software

– One can increase or decrease the font size

– One can customize the header of the chart printouts to give his/her address, phone number etc

– One can use the south Indian regular, south India irregular, north India and east Indian chart styles

– One can view planet names and chart names in charts in ten Indian languages, including English

– For planet and sign names, one can use English names such as Sun, Moon, Ar, Ta etc or Sanskrit names such as Surya, Chandra, Mesh, Vrish etc.

– One can enter some notes and save them

– If one has a display that is higher than 800×600, two charts are displayed with most calculations (rasi and navamsa by default). In the mixed chart style mode, one can view the same chart in two chart styles (e.g. north Indian and south Indian styles). It is useful in collaboration between astrologers used to different styles.

– There are A LOT OF customizable options and user preferences in the software, but all of them come with default values that are recommended by me. Novices need not bother about them, but experts can experiment with them.

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