• Argala Stotra - Dhyāna Instructions: There are two meditations given in this Argala Stotra by Maharṣi Mārkaṇḍeya. You can choose either of them which is to be recited once. Śrīcaṇḍikā Dhyānam ॐ बन्धूककुसुमाभासां पञ्चमुण्डाधिवासिनीम्‌। स्फुरच्चन्द्रकलारत्नमुकुटां मुण्डमालिनीम्‌ ॥ त्रिनेत्रां रक्तवसनां पीनोन्नतघटस्तनीम्‌। पुस्तकं चाक्षमालां च वरं चाभयकं क्रमात्‌ ॥ दधतीं संस्मरेन्नित्यमुत्तराम्नायमानिताम्‌। om bandhūkakusumābhāsāṁ pañcamuṇḍādhivāsinīm | sphuraccandrakalāratnamukuṭāṁ muṇḍamālinīm  || trinetrāṁ raktavasanāṁ […]
  • Understand Argala - अर्गल (argala) means a wooden bolt or pin for fastening a door or the cover of a vessel like the lid of a box. The purpose of argala is to act as a safety measure to check access or conceal and protect. It is also acts as an impediment to access just like ocean waves […]
  • Antara Argala - Technical Terminology Body The concept of argala is applicable to any astrological body including planets, houses (bhāva), ārūḍha, special ascendants (viśeṣa lagna) including varga (divisional charts). The word ‘body’ has been used in this very broad manner in this document to enunciate the principle of argala. Argala Argala refers to the intervention of planets, signs […]
  • Antara-Bāhya - Definition Antara bhāva are the interior houses comprising the half from the tenth to the fourth house reckoned zodiacally and excluding the lagna. This includes the six houses – 10th, 11th, 12th, 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Essentially, three dṛṣya bhāva – 10th, 11th and 12th houses and three adṛṣya bhāva – 2nd, 3rd and 4th […]
  • Bāhya Argala - Bāhya Bhāva Bāhya means exterior or external implying something that is going away, particularly in relationships. Exterior Planet Retrograde Consider the retrogression of the exterior planets. When they are in the 9th house from the Sun, these planets begin to retrograde. The retrogradation speed gradually increases until the time when they are directly opposite the […]
  • Viparīta Argala - Jyotiṣa Terminology विपरीत viparīta Turned round, reversed, inverted and being the reverse of anything. It shows something that is acting in a contrary manner or opposite to its nature; giving contrary results like going asunder or in different and peculiar directions. Traditional people consider this perverse and wrong as it is contrary to the rule. […]