How do we find out our Ishta-Deva (personal deity)?

Ishta Devata is the personal Deity who will guide the soul to its real home--Moksha.

There are 3 possible ways, in our opinion, that Ishta Devata is chosen by a spiritual aspirant.
Here are first 2 ways.
1. A spiritual aspirant becomes attracted to a particular Deity after reading through different spiritual literature and accepts that Deity his Ishta Devata; and

2. The Guru of the spiritual aspirant meditates and finds out about the person's Ishta Devata.
The 3rd way is based on astrology and here is brief introduction about it based on A blog of Dr. Anjna Agarwal.

It will go little technical from here, so hold on some patience

The key role in revealing one's Ishta Devata plays the Atma Karaka.…
Atma Karaka is the planet that has the highest longitude.

To find one's Ishta Devata we have to look at the Atma Karaka in Navamsa, since the Navamsa shows blessings of God onto the native and the way in which the native communicates with God.
According to this blog Atma Karaka in Navamsa is called the "Karakamsa". The 12th from the Karakamsa determines the "Istha Devata".

The 12th house from the karakamsa is called the "Jivanmuktamsa".
This is the house signifying the emancipation of the soul and we have to examine this house in order to find one's Ishta Devata.

If there is a graha in the Jivanmuktamsa, it signifies the Devata. If there are more grahas than one, we choose the strongest.
If there is no graha in the Jivanmuktamsa, you can see whether any Grahas are aspecting the 12th.

If no Grahas aspect it, you can take the 12th Lord as Ishta Devata.
The deities are worshipped based on the planets in the 12th from kaarakaamsha.

Here are the presiding deities for each planet who will be your Ishta Devata as per your horoscope.

For examlple : Sun in 12th from Atma Karaka shows a worshipper of Shiva.
Everyone is eligible for the worship of one's Ishta Devata and everyone at least should know their Ishta Devata.

The process of worship is simple and is based on the chanting of the Dvadakshari Mantra for the appropriate Devata.
An examplary Dvadakshari Mantra for Lord Vishnu as Ishta Devata is given by the Parashara Sage in his Vishnu Purana as follows: om namo bhagavate vasudevaya.

If you have any doubts about astrological method @PanditKatti will try to answer, Thanks in advance to him :)

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