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Ishta Devata Calculator: How to Know Your Kuldevta

Ishta Devata Calculator is created with the help of learned astrologers. It analyses and tell a person which deity he/she should worship, according to their birth chart. Many of us don't understand the significance behind it or often have the question, "Who is my ishta devata? How and why should I worship this deity?". AstroSage brings you the answer to all these questions here. With this Ishta Devata Calculator, find out who is your chosen deity, according to your kundli.

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Ishta Devata: Who and Why?

Moksha is a concept associated with the birth and rebirth cycle, and Vedic Astrology defines the attainment of moksha as the only purpose in life for every human being. Our Ishta Devata or chosen deity is the one whom we pray to, and who can guide us to our true purpose - salvation. Ishta Devata, literally translates to 'the favored deity' whom we worship, and is the higher power, whom we connect with spiritually. He/She guides us through life, helping us live a fulfilling and protected life, and then finally directing us into leaving the cycle of rebirth behind to experience of oneness with the One Supreme Self. Unlike our Kul Devata, the Ishta Devata is unique for every individual, and can be easily discovered through our birth chart. As per astrology, one should definitely worship their specific Ishta Devata. The rituals behind the veneration of your chosen deity are rather easy to follow and are mainly based on the chanting of mantras pertaining to them.

How To Find Your Chosen Deity (Ishta Devata)

The knowledge about one's Ishta Devata can easily be discovered through the Atmakaraka in Navamsa in our birth charts. The Atmakaraka is the planet with the highest degree in our kundli. The Navamsa, on the other hand, is the ninth division in our birth chart, that signifies Dharma and thereby is also known as the Dharma-amsa. The Atmakaraka in one's Navamsa is called the Karakamsa and the twelfth house or sign from it pertains to our Ishta Devata. The planets posited in this house determine our chosen deity, however, if this house is empty then the Lord of the house is taken as the significator. Every planet pertains to a certain deity who has to be worshipped.

Planets and Deities

According to the planet residing in the twelfth house from your Karakamsa house, or the Lord of the said house, the deities to be worshipped are given below:

  • Sun: Lord Shiva, Sri Rama
  • Moon: Goddess Gauri, Goddess Lalita, Goddess Saraswati, Sri Krishna
  • Mars: Lord Hanuman, Rudra Deva, Lord Kartikeya (Subrahmanya), Sri Narasimha
  • Mercury: Lord Vishnu, Sri Buddha
  • Jupiter: Lord Hayagreeva, Lord Vishnu, Lord Indra, Lord Dattatreya, Any mentor/teacher
  • Venus: Goddess Lakshmi, Goddess Parvati
  • Saturn: Lord Vishnu, Lord Brahma
  • Rahu: Goddess Durga, Shri Narasimha
  • Ketu: Lord Ganesha

Lord Vishnu is known as the 'preserver' in the hindu trinity, and he is considered to be the deity who can guide every individual towards Moksha easily, as he carries the Sudharshan Chakra, which is considered essential in attainment of salvation. For such individuals, the following list carries the specific forms (avatar) of Lord Vishnu whom they should worship as their Ishta Devata:

  • Sun: Lord Rama
  • Moon: Lord Krishna
  • Mars: Lord Narasimha
  • Mercury: Lord Buddha
  • Jupiter: Lord Vamana
  • Venus: Lord Parashurama
  • Saturn: Lord Koorma
  • Rahu: The Varaha form
  • Ketu: The Matsya form

We hope that this article help you find your Ishta Devata and provide you information on rituals to be followed. AstroSage wishes you all the best.

Author : Ritvika Panwar

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