Glossary of some Hindi/Sanskrit words used on the site

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Hindi/Sanskrit
English
Shani
Saturn
Shukra
Venus
Buddh 
Mercury
Guru
Jupiter
Mangal
Mars
Chandra
Moon
Rahu 
Rahu
Ketu
Ketu
Surya
Sun
Kundali
Birth-chart
7-anaaj (saat-anaaj)
7 types of grains (like wheat, barley,etc..)
Ghee
Clarified Butter
Ajwain
Ansieed
Hing/Heeng
Asafoetida
Mukhya Graha
Main Planet
Lagna
Ascendant
Isht
Your personal deity based on your ascendant planet
Chandan
Sandalwood
Tilak
A spot of something - usually on the forehead
Rudra-ahishek
A process in which a mixture ofmilk+yoghurt+pure sugar(khaand) are offered to Shivling in drops while saying "om rudraaye namaha" 108x
Offer water to Sun or whoever else
Libation

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