Lagna

In Vedic Astrology Jyotiṣa, the Lagna (Sanskrit {IAST|लग्न} or Ascendant, is the first moment of contact between the soul and its new life on earth in Jyotiṣa. One`s Ascendant, or Lagna, is the degree of the rāśi (or sign) which is rising on the eastern horizon at the time of one`s birth. The Most Effective Point (MEP) of the Ascen.....
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lagna

Rising sign.
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