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Offline shekhar

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Who is my isht dev
« on: February 26, 2011, 02:14:05 AM »

Can someone please help me with this question. What is mean by isht dev. How one can know about his/her isht devta by horoscope?


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Re: Who is my isht dev
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2011, 08:16:00 PM »
Ishta Devta is one who helps in getting salvation or moksha. Navmansa plays important role in finding out Ishta Devta in a horoscope as it is also called dharmamnsa. Planet having the highest longitude is known as Atmakarak. The position of atmakarka in navmansa chart is karkamnsa and ruling deity of 12th from karkamnsa is Ishta devta.

Some astrologers give importance to fifth house of a horoscope to find out Ishta Devta. In case longitudes are not available, deity governing the lord of fifth house or devta of the the planet posited in fifth house whichever is stronger should be considered as Ishta Devta.
Dev Kaushik,
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