The link to the blog ‘Random writings from a vedic astrologer’
by Pandit R. Dakshinamoorthy is given here.
Panditji is a very knowledgeable person with a good grasp of astrology
and dharma sastras.
You can find a wonderful depiction of Vinayaka manifestation in the Vaancha kalpa Ganapathy homa done by him in the link
I request readers to recall such manifestations given in my earlier post at
There are interesting entries on the significance of idol worship at
on why mantras give different effects to different individuals at
and on how to find out the Guardian devatha for one self at
To quote from this blog on knowing your guardian god,
“..one’s Family Deity (kula Devataa) should be Honoured before one does worship of one’s own Guardian Deity indicated above. On no account should one abandon the worship of Family Deities ( a Deity that has been worshipped continuously in the Family for at least 3 generations becomes the Family Deity of the Family. In most cases, there will be an unbroken line of worshippers of a Deity going back to even 100s of generations! Such Deities as Family Deities over many generations will be powerful, and mostly the Guardian Deity as shown by horoscope will be the same as Family Deity in such cases. These Deity Forms are easily pleased and it is really one’s good luck to be born in such spiritual families). If you are already in a Family of Upaasakaas (Serious Worshippers of a Particular Divine Form), you need not check the astrological indications; you can just follow the path of your ancestors in serious worship. By the Grace of the Family Deity, you will be led to Higher paths – if necessary!
What is Phalana Devataa?
All these concepts discussed above are alright for selfless persons of bhakti cult or for great yogis….what about mundane individuals who need to seek favours from Divine Forms? Don’t they need a particular Form that best addresses their needs? Here in comes the concept of “Phalana Devataa” (The Divine Form that gives manifest good results to a native). Phalana Devataa is the Form of Divinity that best relates to a human being’s inner psyche and thus gives fast results for mundane activities. We can say that these Phalana Devataas are the guardian angels of a person. Astrology does give valuable clues to find out which of the various Forms of Divine can give best results to a native. Based on these clues if a person does worship to that Deity Form, manifest results can be obtained. This will strengthen the belief system of a person towards occult matters, and when all material desires get fulfilled by the help of that Deity Form, the person may progress to Higher Forms of Meditation and Philosophy which will pave the way for Ultimate Salvation (Mukhti).
CLUES IN THE HOROSCOPE REGARDING THE GUARDIAN ANGEL
OR PREFERRED DIVINE FORM
The 5th house in a horoscope is called “Mantra sthaanaa” – the house that gives clues about the mantras that a person can chant to get good results. It is also called “Poorvapunya sthaanaa” – the house that gives clues about the residual Merits of previous lives. The deity signified by the 5th house sign/ 5th house lord might have been already worshipped by this native in previous incarnations, or it might turn out to be the “Kula Devataa” – The Family Deity of the native. The 2nd house denotes speech, singing, etc. In addition, it also signifies “chants”, “mantra recitals”. If 5th house lord is in the 2nd house, the person concerned might benefit by chanting the mantras signified by the 5th lord. If the 5th lord is in the 6th house, or if the 5th and 6th lords are related by conjunction or aspect, the path of Service to Humanity will lead to salvation. If the 5th lord is in the 9th house, or if the 5th and 9th house lords are related by conjunction or aspect, the person will have the good luck to get initiated into Higher Spiritual Traditions by competent Masters of the subject. Such persons often become great Mahaatmaas whom others venerate as Sadguru if other combinations in the horoscope also support such an exalted spiritual status.
Apart from the 5th house of the Rashi chart, the sub-divisional chart Vimsamsa (D20) – which is the 20th harmonic chart of the horoscope is to be studied regarding the analysis of Deities.
Another important factor in finding the guardian angel suitable for a person is the planet in the 12th house from the Kaarakaamsa. Kaarakaamsa is the sign occupied by the Aatmakaaraka in the navamsa chart. (Aatmakaaraka is the planet that has got the highest longitude among all planets in the horoscope, i.e. the planet that has traversed the highest degrees in the sign it occupies; for instance if say Sun is in 29 degrees of Scorpio, and Moon is in 29 deg. 23 minutes of Scorpio, Mars is in 28 degrees of Aries, etc….., we would say Moon is the Aatmakaaraka – as it has more degrees than the other planets. For more clarity, read Jaimini Sutras if you are a serious astrological student wishing to learn this).”
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