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The Birth Chart of Lord Krishna

Dr (Pundit) Roshan Singh

The Horoscope Of Lord Krishna

The birth charts of the divine Avatars of the Lord Vishnu are traditionally used as examples for teaching astrology. This is because of the religious significance and reverence and also because the detailed knowledge of the life events are easy for the student to relate with the chart. In view of the alignment of the various planets the day becomes very auspicious and therefore benefit the aspirant greatly in whatever one does during this day in chanting, performing deity worship, reading or listening to discourses from the Bhagavad Gita or Srimad Bhagavatam. One who chants the maha mantra on this day will achieve great merit as his chanting is magnified millions of times over. The greatest and most powerful mantra prescribed for this day and age is the maha mantra.

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

The Source Of The Birth Charts

The birth chart of Lord Krishna that is most commonly accepted is sourced from the Pranas, Srimad Bhagavatam and other ancient texts. 

The sources state that Lord Krishna appeared when the Moon was in Prajapati’s constellation which is the Nakshatra of Rohini. He was born on the night of Krishna Ashtami in the Sravan month at midnight.

The most commonly accepted chart has the ascendant and the Moon in Rishaba/Taurus. The Grahas Mars, Venus and Rahu are in Karka/Cancer, Sun and Jupiter in Simha/Leo, Mercury in Kanya/Virgo, Saturn in Vrischik/Scorpio and Ketu in Makara/Capricorn.

The description of the physical features and characteristics of Lord Krishna as being very attractive with a sky blue complexion fits the Venus-ruled ascendant with Moon and Saturn influences. He has Mars debilitated in the third house of courage but with a Neecha-Bhanga or cancellation of debilitation. He was known for his courage in taking on very formidable enemies.  

Mercury the 2nd Lord (of speech) is in the 5th house of intellect. Lord Krishna had great strategic, analytical and communication abilities while also being a great diplomat. Jupiter in the 4th house made him a compassionate person while the Sun made him a formidable enemy. The 4th house is also the house of education and Lord Krishna was an expert in learning and even became an expert in 64 forms of learning in 64 days and nights. 

Venus and Mars are together with Rahu indicating the many wives that he had.  Moon and Mars are not favourable planets. Even though they are well placed, there were many threats to the life of Lord Krishna in their Dashas. 

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