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Usefulness of Muhurat in daily Life and Latta Dosha


In Vedic astrology Muhurat is as important as birth chart. It is also called the short time of luck. Man is the architect of his own luck. A birth chart gives information about a native’s future whereas panchang tells about the auspicious muhurat.

While doing a task both positive and negative thoughts arise in our mind about whether the task will be successful or not. Astrologers say that work carried out in a good muhurat after evaluating a panchang increases the chances of success. It is because a good muhurat has auspicious nakshatra, yoga, Ascendant, week and tithi, all very helpful in enhancing the success of a work.

Suppose a native wants to start a business. He or she consults an astrologer who finds out the muhurat by considering the panchang of the chosen day and predicts the result on this basis. Marriage is a significant part of our life. People fix marriage in auspicious muhurat for the married life to be happy and peaceful. A marriage muhurat should be carefully determined to avoid even a single slip, which afterwards may prove as a fatal mistake.

Let’s see how muhurats are determined for marriage and how a marriage muhurat is afflicted by dosha:

How Latta dosha is formed
Astrologers and guardians of the bride and groom see whether the day of the marriage is free from any affliction of any dosha and other obstacles. Latta dosha is such a condition which is considered malefic for marriage. ‘latta’ means leg, which means if a planet kicks a nakshatra stationed in the marriage muhurat then latta dosha is afflicted.

According to astrology a planet situated in a nakshatra if strikes a nakshatra before or after forms latta dosha. Let’s see how a planet strikes a nakshatra. Sun situated in a nakshatra strikes the 12th nakshatra ahead of it. Mars kicks the 3rd nakshatra ahead of it, Jupiter and Saturn hit the 6th and 8th nakshatra in front of them respectively.

Besides these planets there are some planets which hit back nakshatra. The full Moon strikes the 22nd nakshatra placed at its back. Mercury kicks the 7th nakshatra and Venus kicks the 5th nakshatra located at the back side. Rahu strikes the 9th nakshatra stationed at its back.

Basically latta dosha is inauspicious but it is dangerous if it is made by the malefic planet. In this situation marriage should not be fixed. For example, Jupiter in the kritika nakshatra is kicking the 6th nakshatra ahead i.e. pushya, and if Venus  in the kritika is hitting the 5th nakshatra i.e. uttrabhadrapada located at the back side. As latta dosha is afflicted in these cases marriage should not be fixed.
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  1. sunil R mishra said on Nov 08, 2012 04:42 PM
    article on Muhurtha is very use ful for us .

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