Kala has extensive calculations, as you can see below. Best of all, Kala is the only Jyotish software that calculates Planetary War, Combustion, Vara, Hora, Vyatipata, Vaidhriti and Sankranti according to the Surya Siddhanta, Varahamihira and other classical astronomy texts. Furthermore, Kala is the only Vedic Astrology software with extensive Muhurta calculations and the only software to program the entirety of mathematical techniques from Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra. Kala is thus the premier software for studying and practicing Classical Vedic Astrology.
On a more modern note: Kala has the most accurate planetary calculations, thanks to the extremely accurate Swiss Ephemeris – which is an astrologically designed version of the most accurate NASA JPL ephemeris. Kala is thus the most accurate software available to the Vedic Astrologer. Kala is able to calculate planets perfectly accurately for modern days, but also most accurately all the way from 5400 BC to 5400 AD, as compared to many other software which begin to show significant errors even when calculating only 150 years back.
Calculations Performed by KALA 2008AshtakaVarga
- Effects of a planet’s Ashtakavarga Bindus
- Trikona and E’patya Reductions
- Ashtakavarga Graha Pinda, Rasi Pinda and Yoga Pinda
- Auspicious Directions
- Sensitive Transit Nakshatras and Rasis
- Sarva Ashtakavarga
- Important Ages for the planets.
- Kakshas of transiting planets.
Ayanas and Sankrantis
- Vedic Equal, Sri Pati, Placidius and several other house systems.
- KP option of putting the house cusp as the beginning of the house.
- Nakshatra lords and sub lords shown down to five levels.
- Chara Dasa
- Chara Dasa, KN Rao method
- Chatushtaya Dasa
- Drig Dasa
- Navamsa Dasa
- Sthira Dasa
- Trikona Dasa
- Yogardha Dasa
- Kalachakra Dasa
Chara (Jaimini) Karakas – both seven and eight Karaka Schemes
Chandra Kriyas, Chadra Velas, and Chandra Avasthas – as per Phaladeepika
Combustion of Planets – only software that calculates this phenomenon correctly in accordance with Surya Siddhanta and Varahamihira.
- Ganas/Kutas for the Moon as well as all the other planets and the Lagna
- Rajju Dosha, Vedha Dosha, Strii-Diirgha, Mahendra and Vasya for the Moon, all the planets and the Lagna
- Davidson Chart
- Composite Chart
- Ashtakavarga overlay
- Extensive Relationship Compatibility Report
- Shattrimsat Sama
- Yogini Dasas
- Antardasas of Rasis for all Dasas
- Option to have Kala only display the conditional Dasas that apply to the horoscope.
- Pinda Mula Dasa
- Amsa Mula Dasa
- Naisarga Mula Dasa
- All sixteen Vargas of Parashara – the Shodasavargas
- Shastamsa, Ashtamsa, Ekadasamsa, Parivritta Dasamsa
- Degrees in Vargas
- Planetary Dignities
- Baladi Avasthas in each Varga
- Jagradadi Avasthas for each Varga
- Shayanadi Avasthas for each Varga
- Varga deities for all sixteen Vargas
- Sudarshana Chakra Dasa
- Transits updated to match Dasas
- Option to calculate for the beginning or end of Gulika’s portion
Mandi & Yamasukra
Mundane Astrology Calculations (for predicting world events)
- Sankranti Devi with results
- King, Minister and other lords along with results.
- All calculations available for Mundane Charts
Fatal Degrees – “Mrityubhaga” – for all Vargas.
- Guru Samvatsara
- NakshatraYear of Jupiter
- Suunya Rasis and Suunya Tithis
- Vara/Tithi/Nakshatra Yogas
- Vyatipata and Vaidhriti
- Bhava Lagna
- Hora Lagna
- Ghatika Lagna
- Pranapada Lagna
- Varnada Lagna
- Madya Lagna
- Bhava, Hora, Ghatika and Pranapada available in all Vargas
- Only software that has the option to calculate Bhava, Hora, Ghatika and Pranapada correctly according to Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra.
Parashara’s Mathematical Astrology Calculations
- Ishta and Kashta
- Subha and Asubha Phala
- Bhava Bala
- All these calculations are combined with the Avasthas of Parashara so as to provide a predictive foundation.
Pindaadi Ayurdaya Calculations for Longevity
Nakshatra, Pada, Nakshatra Lord and Sub-lord down to five levels.
Outer Planets – Pluto, Uranus and Neptune, Toggle On and Off with a push of the F8 Key.
Padas for all Vargas
Planetary Aspects – with exact aspectual value in Virupas for all the 16 Vargas
- Yama Sukra
- Chandra Avasthas, Chandra Velas and Chandra Kriyas
- Masa Phala
- Dina Phala
- Patyanini Dasa
- Vimshottari Dasa
- Mudda Dasa
- Hadda Dasa
- Year, Masa and Dina Lords
- Panchavargiya Bala
- Dvadashavargiya Bala
- Harsha Bala
- Timing of Sahams
- Tajika Aspects
- Planetary War – only software that calculates this correctly in accordance with Surya Siddhanta and Varahamihira
- Correct Chestha Bala as per Parashara, not the short cut method based on declination that other softwares use.
Shayanaadi Avasthas with Cheshta, Viceshta, and Drishti – calculated for all Vargas
Astronomical calculations for the Planets
Tara – Janma, Sampat, etc. nakshatras. and full Tara Tables
- Exact hits and aspects
- Entry into Rasis and Nakshatras
- Entry into Houses
- Conjunctions and aspects to Houses
- Transit Calendar of sensitive transits for each of the Houses.
- Animated Transits