Krishna’s Birth Chart, According to Viśvanātha Ṭhākur

Vic DiCara's Astrology

English: 14th century Fresco of Krishna on int...

The Śrīmad Bhāgavatam is the Purāṇa most completely dedicated to Krishna. It doesn’t give a modern-style definition of the astrological conditions under which Śrī Krishna was born. It gives a more ancient description:

The timing was auspicious. Beauty, peace and goodness was experienced everywhere. The constellation belonging to the one born without birth came into view. The Sun, Moon and stars were very peaceful. All directions and all conditions in nature were beautiful and clean.

– Viz. 10.3.1-5

The “constellation belonging to the one born without birth” is the nakṣatra that belongs to Brahmā (who was born from a flower), i.e. Rohinī.

Description of the conditions on earth and in the sky continue until the 8th text – but without describing things that are recognizable to modern astrologers – mentioning mostly natural omens and conditions. At the end of his commentary on the 8th text, Śrīpad Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākur’s comments…

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