Janam Kundali or birth chart has a great significance in Vedic astrology. It is a blueprint of an individual’s life that predicts all the possibilities such as opportunities, challenges, strengths, family, marriage, career, love, money, and various other aspects of life. A Birth chart or Kundli or Janam Patrika is created by using the exact date, month, and place of the birth of the native. Moreover, for detailed and accurate Janam Kundali predictions, different types of Kundali are used by astrologers.
In Vedic astrology, there are mainly four types of Kundli. Each Kundli type is used to analyze accurate planetary positions and their impacts in a native’s life. With the help of different types of Kundali reports, one may easily check their Horoscope compatibility, Kundali Doshas such as Kaal Sarp Dosha, auspicious Yogas, lucky days, lucky numbers, lucky planets, lucky colors, favorable times or Shubh muhurat, unfavorable times, and much more.
Following are the four different types of Kundali in astrology that are used for Kundli and Horoscope predictions.
Lagna chart or Janam Kundali is an astrological chart that shows the position of planets, the Sun, the Moon and the other planets at the time of an individual’s birth. This chart is based on the Ascendant position or Lagna. Thus, the first house is the house of Ascendant and all the other planets are placed according to the position of Lagna. Lagna or Ascendant is the zodiac sign that rises in the eastern horizon at the birth of the native. Ascendant is usually never the same as each zodiac sign rises in the east for only two hours.
This astrological chart is based on the position of the Moon. In this chart, the house having the moon as the Lord or ruler is considered as the first house of Kundali. For instance, if the moon is placed in the 8th house of Kundli, then it will be considered as the first house and the 9th house will be the second house, and so on. Chandra Janam Kundali is the second most important Kundli or natal chart used for horoscope matching. It should be noted that after ascendant the moon changes its position faster, that is after 2.5 days on average, it is important to check your Chandra Kundli.
Navamsa means the Ninth division or one-ninth part of a zodiac sign. It is an independent chart that is used for minute analysis of a person’s life. Each Navamsa is 30 degrees and 20 minutes in longitude. This natal chart helps to discover the actual strength of planets after analyzing their position in the Lagna Chart. For instance, if a planet or Rashi is exalted in Lagna Kundli but debilitated in the Navamsa, then the strength of the planet to impact a native’s life is weak or medium and vice versa. This chart is very important for Kundli matching and analyzing marital bliss.
Chalit chart is the astrological chart that indicates the position of planets in the houses (Bhavas). As compared to the Rashi chart or Lagna Chart, the first house of the Chalit chart is calculated relative to the actual Lagna degree. In this chart, the first house starts from 15 degrees before Lagna and ends 15 degrees after Lagna. The other houses are calculated with the same concept. For instance, if your Lagna or Ascendant is 28 degrees Virgo, then the first house will start from 13 degrees Virgo and end at 13 degrees Libra. So, if Rahu is at 8 degrees Libra then in Rashi chart, it will be placed in the second house as the Libra covers the second house whereas in Chalit Chart, Rahu will fall in the first house as the first house extends till 13 degrees Libra. Bhava Madhya or midpoint of a house has great importance in this chart. It is used to find out the influence of the house on native’s lives.