India is a country of astrology. Astrology has always been an important field of study. The legendary kings and emperors of all races and religions in India were capable promoters of Indian astrology. From the brave King Chandragupta Vikramaditya to the famous Muslim Mughal Emperor Akbar, all astrologers had noted down on their courts. Vedic astrology had previously found a significant place in India. The four Vedas, which speak in detail about various aspects of life, also explain in detail the secrets of astrological calculations.
Vedic astrology usually focuses on life cycles. His astrological calculations are based on a person's time of birth and date of birth. This ancient Indian science also emphasizes close observation of planetary positions and astral positions, as it believes that the planets affect human life. In earlier stages, Vedic astrology believed that only stars influence the conditions of human life. However, the zodiac sign or certain constellations were later included in the calculation parameters. The system comprised 27 constellations with 12 zodiac signs, 9 planets and 12 houses. The main subsections of this type of Indian astrology are Siddhanta astrology, Mundake astrology and Hora astrology. Each of these subsections also has several small brackets or categories. The confluence of Indian Vedic cultures and Buddhist traditions mingled in different proportions, creating several variants of this branch of Vedic science. The study also reached the distant monasteries of Buddhist regions, which developed into completely different types of astrological practice.
Indian astrology also flourished in the following era. Islamic rulers and conquerors brought African and Eastern European symbols into predictions. The West Asian tradition of reading tarot was gradually gaining ground in some Indian subcultures, and various popular astrological methods such as parrots that predicted emerged.
In modern times, astrology has found new popularity with easier access to map or Kundli options online. Various software programs now make astrological calculations very easily, making prediction an easy task. Several astrology websites offer free horoscope services. Members or customers can instantly create their birth certificate by just entering the time and date of birth.
Match making becomes very easy on these free astrology sites too. Marriage websites also have links to several such free or paid astrological websites that create the online birth chart of potential brides and grooms. There are also various free astrology applications on different social networking websites that offer daily one-line predictions. Astrology is a favorite topic among Indian youth today. Astrological forecasts appear regularly in most newspapers and magazines. Even though astrological predictions in the popular media follow the western zodiac system, the ancient Indian tradition of astrology has still not lost its splendor and prestige. In serious matters in a common Indian-Hindu household, traditional astrological methods are followed, be it to set the wedding date or to name the newborn.