"AstroLite" is a basic version of AstroPro to keep track of days for Vedic rituals, fast, feast and festivals. While AstroPro is mainly for amateurs and professionals in Vedic astrology, AstroLite is for general public those who are interested in following Vedic traditions in day-to-day life. Users can set any major cities around the world and work with different key menu categories listed in the left pane and its features are discussed as follows.
This provides current calendar date with Sunrise, Sunset, day's star with its transition time, lunar month, tithi and year followed by any major festival events for the given city of choice. Users can navigate through days and months for the any calendar year that gives corresponding Vedic almanac details.
Planetary position and charts are displayed for the given calendar date. Charts can be displayed in either South Indian or North Indian formats. One can quickly switch between these chart formats using switch button as shown in the screen shots.
This section gives the almanac details for any given month that enables the user to quickly glance through the list of important festivals, days for rituals etc. This Vedic calendar is further supplemented with ephemeris data and table is provided following the Almanac. This enables users to cast their own charts for any specific day and time of the month in the given year.
For security reasons this app does not use location services provided on the individual devices. Instead it provides country/continent wise list of major cities around the world. Users can pick nearest city that is in the same time zone and edit its longitude and latitude if necessary.
Help file provides a Vedic almanac glossary with brief writing on various keywords, terminology and legend used in different sections of this app. It is quite educational and people can quickly comprehend its significance with different computational logic used for the purpose.
AstroLite is published in response to requests received from people from India living abroad. This would help them generate almanac for their respective place of living in order to follow different rituals as per Vedic traditions. We dedicate this app as a tribute to our late parents for their service legacy.
With Best Compliments from
Kaup Shenoy Associates.