Hinduism is not a religion as is broadly understood but is called Sanatana dharma â which believesÂ in human behavior based on faith in vedas and similar scriptures. Dharma itself is defined
to be dependent on âDesa kala mana paristhitiâ i.e on place, time, contemporary bench mark and
finally on the prevailing situation. These parameters are further amplified in other scriptures like
vedangas, dharma sastras etc.
Jyotish also known as Vedic astrology is one of the vedangas â meaning body part of vedas. Literally it means enlightenment of human beings life path by help of paramatma. According to Vedic astrology a person born at a particular place, and time hasÂ his individual fate in perfect harmony with the position and properties of the stars in heaven. However it does not preach total Â Â Â dependence on fate. Vedic Astrology lets one know ones potential, limitations, strong points and drawbacks. It indicates the best path of following purushardhas of Dharma ardha kama and finally Â Â Â moksha which is the aim of human birth. It also indicates what ones karma is accumulated for all his past janmas which he has to undergo as happiness and problems. . It also prescribes various Â Â Â Â Â Â remedial measures to ward off the bad effects and to enhance the good results. Astrology is your roadmap of destiny. However ones fate is in ones hand. The scriptures guide us by telling us what is good and what is bad; what to do and what not to do; how to do and how not to do. One is given a piece of land and the seeds to sow. How much effort to put in to it, what amount of manure and water to add and when and how to reap the produce is ones job. Vedic astrology indicates these basic paths.