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What Is Karana?The Hindu Panchang is formed of five parts (breaking panchang into two parts: ‘panch’ = five and ‘ang’ = parts) namely date, day, nakshatra, yoga, and karana. Whenever one has to determine an auspicious muhurat, they need to get information about karana as well. The half of each date (tithi) is known as karana. Thus, each tithi incorporates two karanas, thereby meaning that a month of 30 days has 60 karanas in it. There are a total of 11 types of karanas. According to calculations, when the Sun and the Moon are at a difference of 6 degrees then that forms a karana. What this means is that we take the difference between the longitudes of the two luminary planets, the Sun and the Moon, and then divide it by 6, the result we thus receive is called Karana.
Karanas And Their NatureWhile one karana falls during the first half of the date (tithi) the other falls during its second half. On the whole, there are 11 karanas namely: Bava, Balava, Kaulav, Taitil, Gar, Vanij, Vishti, Shakuni, Chatushpad, Nag and Kinstughan. All of them differ from each other in various ways, including their nature. The latter four of these; Shakuni, Chatushpad, Nag and Kinstughan, occur each month and hence are called fixed karanas. The rest seven are called movable or volatile karanas.
11 Karanas And Their CharacteristicsEvery Karana have their own diverse nature, due to which they are able to offer different effects. The Shakuni Karana falls during the latter half of the fourteenth day (chaturdashi) of Krishna Paksha, while Chatushpad falls during the first half of Amavasya. In the same manner, the Nag Karana occurs during the second half of amavasya while the Kinstughan Karana occurs during the first half of the first day (pratipada) of Shukla Paksha. Out of all the 11 karanas, the Vishti Karana is paid more attention since this is Bhadra and the Bhadra Period is said to be very inauspicious. When a child is born, a certain karana falls during that time, and the natives develops characteristics and psyche following the same. A karana in acropetal or upward position is considered to be the best, while the latent karanas are not considered as good.
Let us now discuss about the characteristics of the 11 karanas:
|Karana||Nature||Related Animal||Karana's State And Result|
|Bava||Movable||Lion||This karana is considered to be in Bala avastha. It is neutral in nature.|
|Balava||Movable||Cheetah||It is a latent/dormant karana. It is considered to be in Kumar avastha.|
|Kaulav||Movable||Pig||This karana is in acropetal or upward position. It offers best results.|
|Taitil||Movable||Donkey||It is a latent/dormant karana. It offers inauspicious results.|
|Gar||Movable||Elephant||This is a latent/dormant karana as well. It is considered to be in Proudha avastha.|
|Vanij||Movable||Bull||This is a latent/dormant karana. It offers moderate results.|
|Vishti||Movable||Owl/Hen||This is a latent/dormant karana. It offers moderate results.|
|Shakuni||Fixed||Bird||This karana is in acropetal or upward position. It offers normal results.|
|Chatushpad||Fixed||Dog/ Quadruped||It is a latent/dormant karana. This karana offers normal results.|
|Nag||Fixed||Snake||It is a latent/dormant karana as well. It offers normal results.|
|Kinstughan||Fixed||Insect||This is a latent/dormant karana also. It offers normal results.|