Tithi pravesh chakra is one of the cornerstones of Vedic astrology and was hidden in tradition of SJC until the knowledge was given out by Pt. Sanjay Rath. Vedic astrology widely uses the solar return chart or the surya varsha pravesh chakra to predict the event of a year and this is widely known as Varshaphala. However, from time immemorial the scholars and pundits of India used the Tithi based calendar to reckon time, since the time needs to be reckoned from both the luminaries, as they represent two different aspects of our self.

Thus, the start of a year needs to be reckoned from the time when the exact portion of tithi commences again after a full cycle of Sun in the zodiac. Since the Moon phase calendar or the tithi calendar is synchronised with Sun, we need to see the tithi when the Sun returns back to the same sign after a year and the exact amount of the birth tithi has elapsed. When the event happens, that commences a new year in the life of native and the horoscope drawn for that moment can show the events of the year. However, the tithi pravesh chart can not be read independently from the natal chart, since the natal horoscope has an over-riding influence over the native. This article shows how to analyse the tithi pravesh chart, while simultaneously taking the natal chart into consideration.

In addition to analysing tithi pravesh chart like a normal rasi chart, there are specific factors which need to be analysed while analysing a tithi pravesh chart. They are:

1. Weekday: Take the weekday running at the commencement of the tithi new year. This becomes the lord of the year and has the most predominating influence on the native. Here the day needs to be reckoned from Sunrise to next sunrise and thus, somebody who is born after 00:00 hrs need to be considered to be born in the previous day. Only when the birth is after Sunrise, the weekday becomes the current weekday. Thus there can be minor discrepancy between the weekday as reckoned as per the English calendar and the one reckoned as per the Hindu calendar.

If this planet happens to be a functional benefic for the natal lagna and placed favourably in the horoscope, then the year would be favourable, otherwise unfavourable. The intensity of the results can be seen from how well the planet is placed in the natal horoscope, what are the yogas the planet is involved in etc. The year lord shall activate all the yogas and results related to it in the natal horoscope during that year. This is based on the principle that whenever a planet is strong to give results, it will give the results of its ownership, placement and yogas in the natal horoscope.

2. Lagna: The lagna is the key which chanalises the energies of the natal horoscope to the Tithi pravesh chakra.

Thus, if the tithi pravesh lagna is placed in Kendra to Natal lagna, it will bring happiness; in trikona it will bring prosperity and if placed in Dusthana or badhakasthana, it will bring troubles and obstacles.

The lagna lord in the tithi pravesh chakra needs to be studied for success or failure in different endeavours in the year.

3. Hora: The Hora lord at the commencement of the tithi New Year set the focus of the events that are going to happen in that year. The events can be seen from the ownership, placement and yogas the Hora lord is involved in the tithi pravesh chakra.

This is the most important factor of the three and the strengths, placement or ownership and the yogas it is involved in will have tremendous impact on the main events of the year. If it is badly placed or afflicted, then the events can leave us with some bad experiences.

The influence on the hora lord can be seen from the different divisional charts to find the exact nature of events likely to take place in different area of life represented by the divisional chart.

The principle of the Year lord, Lagna, Lagna lord and Hora lord can be applied to any other pravesh chakra such as Masa pravesh chakra or Dina pravesh chakra.