System Requirements for Running Kala
For the interface of the program you can choose English, German, Hungarian, Dutch, Spanish or Russian.
Kala is a Windows program. However, you can also use it on the Mac. For instructions click here.
Kala is a very complete Vedic program. It is the only program that enables you with one click to use the Dirah recommendations, which are my recommendations for how to make a chart. Of course these options can be adapted.
Highly Accurate Planetary Calculations
North, South Indian and Round Charts.
North and South Indian Charts are available, and Kala has the added advantage of allowing you to switch back and forth between North and South Indian styles with just one keystroke. This allows you to easily enjoy looking at charts with your friends who may use a different style than you do.
Kala also allows you to work with round charts.
Customizable Screen & Viewing an Infinite Amount of Charts or Tables
Planetary Information Table
Kala features a scrollable "Planetary Information Table" that is also completely customizable. You can select what data is displayed, the order in which it is displayed, and the width of the columns, easily, just by dropping and dragging directly on the table with your mouse.
The Dasas are also displayed in a table that allows you to scroll through the dasa, or click through it with your mouse, one level at a time. You can also click and highlight a dasa period so that you won't loose track of it as you scroll through the Dasa. Dasas are calculated to five levels and you can easily select one to five levels with just one click of the mouse.
Transits Chart and Table
Clicking on the Tr on the Transits chart displays a list with the transiting planets degrees and nakshatras. You can also enter a different transit date.
Kala offers nine ayanamsas: Lahiri, Raman, Sri Yukteswar, Bhasin, Fagan/Bradley, Krishnamurti, Sassanian, Ushashashi, and Galactic Center-0 Sagittarius; you can define your own or even use the tropical zodiac.
Kala uses a simple file management system like that used in Microsoft Windows, this has the advantage of allowing you to name a file with as many characters as you like as well as making it easier to manage or delete your files, all without having to learn anything new.
Built in Atlas
Calculations Performed by Kala
KP (Krishnamurti Paddhati)
Kala has KP Placidus housecusps with star lords up to 5 levels.
Extensive yoga analysis
One of the goals in creating Kala is to make learning Vedic Astrology easier; as part of this Kala provides a menu of Yogas that your computer will search for within a given horoscope. Currently Kala provides the following searches:
Kala's Compatibility Calculations far supersede anything else available in Vedic Astrology Software:
Extensive Kuta Report that considers all 12 Kutas and the Total Points in a very thorough manner. This is an 8 page report that will answer serious concerns about any relationship.
Transit hit list
The transit hit list gives a complete overview of all the relevant transits. It is an indispensable tool for the predictive astrologer. It gives not just information about the date of a transit but gives information about the exact time in minutes and hours as well. It is highly accurate.
Also you will find information on when a planet enters a new sign, Nakshatra or house (according to equal house or Sri Pati).
The following transitory aspects to natal planets or natal housecusps can be calculated: full drishti, conjunct, opposition, trine, square, sextile, semi-sextile, semi-square, inconjunct.
You can select which transitory planets or natal planets you like to choose. It is possible to include Pluto, Uranus and Neptune, if you like.
This is another highly useful tool for predictive astrology.
You will see the transits of the seven planets from the Rasi of the natal Moon.
With this graph you can easily see a month of ups and downs. The planets represented by the colors on the graph that are above the time line are those planets that are in favorable places from the natal Moon and not obstructed.
The planets represented by the colors on the graph that are below the time line are those planets that are in unfavorable places from the natal Moon, without being obstructed.
Clicking on the date in the
time line brings up the Gochara report
for that day at noon.
The bottom part of the screen gives a calendar with many symbols in it. These symbols represent different “trigger transits.” Trigger transits are those transits that trigger an event, with which the astrologer times an event to the day. The trigger transits in the calendar are those given by Phaladeepika.
Kala's Compatibility Calculations far supersede anything else available in Vedic Astrology Software:
Kala's Muhurta module is the most complete Muhurta Module available to date. More Muhurta factors have been calculated than in any other software.
The bottom part of the Muhurta Module consists of a time line that shows when the favorable and unfavorable Nakshatras, Taras, Tithis, Karanas, Yogas and combination of Vara, Tithi and Nakshatra are running. All you have to do to find the best available times within the month is to line up the favorable (green) marks. Clicking on the time line brings the rasi chart and other details to the date clicked on. The favorable and unfavorable Nakshatras, etc. are event dependent and you can choose from over 170 events. For events like travel, which are direction dependent, you can choose any of the 8 directions.
Guidelines for all events are available with just a click of the mouse so you never need to page through books again. Guidelines are from Muhurta Chintamani, Kalaprakasika, Brihat Samhita and Yavana Jataka.
Kala not only makes all the necessary Muhurta calculations, it also searches for all the doshas or blemishes that may be present at the moment.
The time line is in astronomical time instead of modern time. You can move up in time just enough to change to the next Vara, Nakshatra, Tithi, Hora, Lagna, Navamsa, etc. by clicking on the up arrows. You can move down in time just enough to change to the next Vara, Nakshatra, Tithi, Hora, etc. by clicking on the down arrows. No more clicking an hour at a time until you get to the next Nakshatra, etc. Just one click will do it.
The large Muhurta table in the center of the screen gives the Lunar Month, Panchanga, Hora, Nadika, Muhurta, Avastha, Tara, Vela, Upagraha portion, Panchaka, and the Vara/Tithi/Nakshatra Yoga. You can also view vargas for the Muhurta time and a chart of fatal degrees. Suunya Tithis, Nakshatras, Rasis and the unfavorable Vishanadi portions are all calculated. All the Doshas are calculated including Narada's 21 Mahadoshas. Not only are the Doshas calculated and searched for, but also the conditions that overcome the Doshas are given.
You can easily save Muhurtas with the chart to access at a later date.
Ayana, Ritu, Masa, Paksha, Full Moon Nakshatra, Lord of the Month, Suunya Nakshatras, Suunya Rasis, Tithi, Lord of Tithi, Vishanadi portion of Tithi, Paksha Chidra portion of Tithis, Nature of Tithi, Suunya Lagnas, Karana, Karana Lord, Vara, Vishanadi portion of Varas, Yoga, meaning of Yoga's name, Lord of Yoga, Yogi Point, Nakshatra, Vishanadi portion of Nakshatras, Unfavorable Nakshatras from the other planets such as Samahata Nakshatra, Chandra Avastha, Muhurta, Hora, Nadika, special result of the Nadika, Lord of the Nadika, Vela, Upagraha Portion, Panchaka and Bana, Tara, Vara/Tithi/Nakshatra Yogas with their meanings.
All 21 of Narada's Mahadoshas including Vyatipata and Vaidhriti, other important Muhurta Doshas such as Sakata Yoga, ends of Ayanas, Ritus, and Nakshatras, Surya Sankranti, Eclipse, Eclipse Nakshatra.
Event specific Doshas are also calculated such as Lata Dosha, Jamitra Dosha, unfavorable tithis to travel in each direction for each of the 12 lunar months, and many more.
Set a time period and the Muhurta helper will search that time frame for the auspicious moments for beginning an event. There are over 170 events to choose from. The Muhurta Helper search about 120 Muhurta factors to come up with the auspicious times. You can then click on the auspicious times and the Muhurta module will show the chart for that time so that you can approve the suggested time. The search values are also customizable so that you can have Kala search Muhurtas the way you want it to. The Muhurta screen is also now printable.
A very unique feature of Kala is the Prasna Module. Prasna is answering a question by calculating a chart for the moment of the question. This system of astrology was so well developed in India that the astrologer was able to predict all events of life. This special module is designed to assist one in learning prasna as presented in the classical texts. Special prasna calculations include:
Prasna Yogas and Techniques
Clicking on the SELECT PRASNA button displayes the "Prasna Techniques and Yogas" pop-up menu. Here you will find different questions that Kala can search for. At the end of every search are an array of prasna specific techniqes that you can study and apply. This feature will allow you to learn classical prasna easily and efficiently. Currenty there are 11 catagories to choose from, more are in the works.
Kala's Animated Transtits screen allows you to view the transiting planets and lagna move around the birth chart. Aspects lines are even drawn from the transiting planet to the planets in the birth chart! The transiting planets navamsa, tara, ashtakavarga, kaksha, nakshatra, etc are all shown. You can watch the planets in real time, or have them updated minutely, hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly. You can watch the transits moving forwards or backwards.
Gochara (transit) report
Clicking on the Gochara Report button in the center of the wheel brings up the classical results of the transiting planets from the Moon, along with any Vedhas or Vipareet Vedhas. This is a great technique that shows the ups and downs very accurately, if the Vedha and Vipareet Vedhas are used. Now they are at your fingertips so that you can use them quickly and easily.
Kala's Transits Calendar shows a month of Gochara results on the top part. Planets above the timeline are in favorable transit positions and those below the timeline are in unfavorable positions. The bottom half shows a month of trigger transits as per Phaladeepika. The days transiting planets bring together a house, house lord, lagna or karaka are indicated by symbols relevant to the event.
Make custom jpegs of charts to email.
Make world predictions with Surya Sankranti (Solar Ingress) charts, which is the preferred method of predicting world events according to the classical texts. Sankranti devi is calculated as well as the Lords of the Year. Mundane Dasas are also available. Most Importantly, Kala calculates the Sankratis according to the Surya Siddhanta.
Varga Dieties for all sixteen Shodasavargas. Dignities for all Vargas, Degrees in Vargas.
Bhava Chalita Screen
Bhava Chalita screens uses calculations from Sri Pati Paddhati and
Brihat Parashora Hora
Shastra to show the ability of the Bhavas to provide their effects. One
the upper left is
a large Bhava Chalita chart. One the right are small Varga charts and
the influence of
planets to the Bhava cusps.
Also included is a Bhava Bala table which gives the overall strength of each Bhava. Both the Sri Pati method and the additions from Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra are given. The strongest Bhava will be the area that most of the person's life will revolve around.
Sudarshana Chakra Screen
Sudarshana Chakra is a wonderfully simple and accurate predictive technique presented in Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra. Three charts are erected, one inside the other. The outer chart starts from the Sun, the middle chart from the Moon and the inner chart starts from the Lagna. These three charts are arranged so that the Sun, Moon and Lagna are all situated at the first house, which is the top of the chart or on the left depending on which option you prefer.
Super search tool
Kala's Super Search Tool allows you to quickly and easily search your database for a wide assortment of planetary arrangements:
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