Kartik Dosha

If a child is born in the month of Kartik, during sun’s  transittransitDefinition: Movement of planets in the sky in real time....
in zodiaczodiacDefinition: Heaven divided into 12 signs, of 30° each....
sign Libra, in debilitateddebilitatedDefinition: A planet posited in specific degrees in a sign with fall in power and energy is known as its debilitated sign This is the 7th sign from the sign of exaltation and opposite to exalted....
and inimical sign,especially in third Charana of Krittika Nakshatra, powerful Kartik Dosha is considered to be present in his/her astrological birth chart. Kartik dosha is believed to be present, only  of less intensity in the astrological chart, if a child is born in remaining three Charanas of krittika Nakshatra, based on his/her sign present at  the time of birth.

According to Hindu panchang, Kartik month starts sometime in middle of October, when Sun enters in LibraLibraDefinition: Tula...
at Sun’s Libra Sankranti and ends in middle of November, when Sun enters ScorpioScorpioDefinition: Vrishchhik...
at Sun’s Scorpio Sankranti. Sun’s transit in zodiac sign Libra, for one month’s duration, in debilitated sign which is also an inimical sign, is considered bad. A child born in Kartik month with natalnatalDefinition: Birth, natal chart is used for birth chart....
Sun positioned in debilitated sign is supposed to be born in Kartik Janam Dosha.

 A child born in the month of kartik, on Ashtami tithi or Surya kartik Sankranti, in krittika Nakshatra, ruled by Sun, is generally believed to be born in powerful Kartik dosha and he/she may be under adverse effects of debilitated Sun during Maha dasha and antardasha of Sun. As Sun is significator or Karaka of spirit, health, eyesight, seniors, father, name, fame, authority, promotion and government job; related problems may be indicated in the form of Kartik dosha.

Kartik Janam dosha is not always bad:

Many celebrities are born in the month of Kartik, with debilitated Sun in their birth chartbirth chartDefinition: A diagram showing exact position of planets in signs at time of birth of an individual prepared with the help of time, date and place of birth....
may be considered to have born under Kartik Janam Dosha. Ashok Chavan, former chief minister of Maharashtra, Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru, former Prime minister of India, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, former Miss World and Indian film actress and late Smita Patil, former Indian film actress are some of the examples of celebrities born under Kartik Janam Dosha.

Astrological Remedies for Kartik Dosha/ Kartik Janam Dosha:  
If a child is born in Kartik dosha and there are hardships and obstacles in a person’s life, following remedies may be helpful in nullifying the evil effects, which may be due to our past or present birth’s bad deeds or sins (karma), we have done knowingly or unknowingly.
Fasting, performing Kartik dosha nivaran puja or Yajna by parents or Brahmin,preferably at the time of birth, chanting of Surya mantra, i.e., Om sun suryay namah, taking the best possible care of the elderly people, charity or donation to old or poor people,Surya Namaskar, praying to Lord Sun and offering holy water (Jal) at the sunrise daily will also help in nullifying the evil effects of Kartik Dosha.

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