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|| Gururbrahmaa Gururvishnu Gururdevo Maheshvarah ||
|| GururSakshaat Parambrahma, Tasmai Shri Gurave Namah||

Kd;Diu
There is nothing like destiny in astrology. The proper term to
be used is Adrishta or that which is not
seen. Astrology simply indicates and gives the greatest scope
for the development of will -power, by means of which one can
either counteract the evil indications or augment the favourable
influences B.V.RAMAN

Astrology is not a source of living, but a super science to delve into the meaning and purpose of
human life, which is what astrology, as Vedanga, should and has to be - K.N.RAO

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5.tpahfuz Kfk; ,yf;fzk;
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The Vedas have six limbs, viz., Jyotisha, Kalpa, Nirukta, Siksha, Vyakarana and Chhandas.
Stanza 11. For the Vedas, the six important limbs, viz., the feet, the face, the hands, the eyes, the
nose and the ears are represented by Chhandas, Vyakarana, Kalpa Jyotisha, Siksha, and Nirukta
respectivel

The Vedas are the unsurpassable treasure-trove of all encompassing wisdom realized by
Seers or Yogis (Rishis) and handed down to us through traditional method of vocal
recitation. Vedangas are supplementary literature designed for implementing the
fundamental principles enveloped in the Vedas. These are Shiksha (pronunciation and
euphony), Chhandas (prosody), Vyaakarana (grammar), Nirukta (glossary), Kalpa (ritual
rules), Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology).


Jyotisha or Astrology, the science of sciences, is also known as Vedachakshu or the eyes of
Veda Purusha, the Veda personified. This is interpreted as Pratyaksha Shastra in as much as
the roof of astrology or Jyotisha rests on the props of eternally existent foundation of the Sun,
the Moon, planets, asterisms and zodiacal signs (Rasis), as given in Shastras:
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The Purpose Of Writing These Lessons (K.N.RAO)
These Lessons are being written for three types of students:

To Avoid Calculations

First, those who want to avoid the mathematical part of astrology either because
they do not know the subject or, feel that computers can do all this for them. But
still, they must know some basics of astrology and are able to appreciate when a horoscope
is discussed. They want to have a quick and systematized method of doing and
understanding astrology. This book is being written mainly for beginners who can learn
Hindu astrology without having to learn anything by rote. They must do the exercises given
at the end of each chapter systematically, again and again. If they avoid doing that, there is
no hope of their ever learning astrology. The word used originally Vedic has been dropped
as I read recently that Swami Dayananda Saraswati, the great social reformer of the last
century, objected to astrology, (Jyotisha) saying that Vedas had no predictive astrology at
all. The use of the word Vedic astrology in the USA is obviously wrong.

To Cure Astrological Constipation

The second category is of those who have read many books on astrology and
developed an incurable astrological constipation. It will be difficult for them to start
with a clean slate as they cannot unlearn what they have. Yet, this book may help them
remove some of the cobwebs in their minds. I have not seen them succeed much. They
have their minds cluttered with dogmas which they mistake for astrology. They read books
on astrology and ask the question, where are the secrets of predictive techniques in the
book. They do not know how to see even in a case study, how these predictive techniques
are discussed in a book. It is more so in the West, where their attitude towards any subject
including astrology is totally mechanistic.

Those Who Have No Time

To the third category belong some elitist groups like engineers who are used to a
method and system of analysis of a subject. The books in the market, even the text
books are only a mere repetition of what is also well known. Not one of these books can
solve the problem of finding a method of assessing the potentiality of a horoscope.
I have received appreciation from this group. They have realized the value of a
systematic approach.

The first and the third categories mentioned here will benefit most, as has been my
experience of teaching astrology for over two decades.


Appreciate the Method and Technique of Hindu Astrology
The essential purpose of writing this is to show that in astrology there is a method, a
technique and a scientific analysis which has to be learnt to be appreciated. It is after this
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only that each astrologer can work hard and develop his predictive style. This then is a book
on teaching a style along which one can proceed to evolve a predictive method.
Advice: Use the Computer Intelligently.
Manual Casting
1. It must be emphasized here that the student must read a good book and learn manual
casting of horoscopes to avoid some of the traps into which those who depend on the
computers, fall, very frequently, as has been my experience in the USA, and now also in
India.
Developing Predictive Ability
2. It is when you are casting a horoscope manually that you develop astrological predictive
ability. Most of the astrologers who have sub-standard ability are those who just do not
know how to proceed with their analysis of a horoscope unless the computer gives out all
the details. The computer which can be of great help, is also a big handicap for many
reasons, the main being the well-known verdict on the ability of a computer, garbage in
and garbage out.
3. Let me point out the defects I have found in nearly twenty computer programmes I have
seen so far. The most irrational addition being made there are some computer predictions,
which is idiotic. A computer gives the degrees of a planet even as, 24060'.

Computers Cannot Predict
a. Most of the programmers have poor predictive or no predictive astrological ability. They
can never know what is wrong with the programmes and how to correct them, even if the
mistake is pointed out to them. In the USA they are always in such a great hurry to produce
Jyotisha programmes that while some of them are dependable, most of them are wrong
and, very elementary compared to many Indian programmes.
Irrelevant Information
b. In the competitive world in which we live, these computer programmes come out with lot
of irrelevant information, lifted from badly and unintelligently translated books of Hindu
astrology into English.
Fatalistic Feelings
c. Computers encourage a mechanistic view of astrology because the Hindu word, jyotisha,
which means light, is what no computer can ever provide. This mania of giving literal
meaning of yogas and placement of planets in different houses and their meanings causes
fatalistic feelings. No good and well-researched book on yogas has been written yet. Some
cook books on yogas have been produced by greedy writers who wanted to make some
quick money. In India, a young man committed suicide after reading some written
predictions in a computer printout. The reason was that the computer lifted literally all the
negative meanings from the badly translated books available in the market. These books
have been written by writers who have done no original research of their own to give a
positive and new meaning to many outdated concepts of the agricultural and pastoral age in
which these books were written.
Develop a Personal Style
d. In doing jyotisha you have to develop your style. How then to develop it? First of all,
looking at a horoscope you should be able to see whether the casting of the horoscope
appears to be correct or not. If not, take a set of ephemeris and check it yourself. It is after
doing this that you will understand why computer programmes, such a great facility, also
dump into your head lot of irrational and negative information which can create only gloom.
Compudiots
e. Finally, as I have seen in the US departmental stores, if the computer is out of order, the
girl at the counter (or the young man) cannot even tell you how much you have to pay. In
jyotisha, if you cannot calculate manually or mentally, at least once in a while, you had
better not learn it.
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Strong words? Yes. We are living in an age of what I call compudiots and the Internet on
which anyone can put his garbage. Recently, I saw the claim made by an American
computer programme on astrology about medical diagnosis of a disease! There is no
astrologer-doctor who has made any break through in this field yet. How could this claim be
made? Were you to read such a medical diagnosis, all that will happen is disaster. We have
allopathic doctors who do their diagnosis and prescription of medicines by about a dozen
antibiotics. There are ayurvedic doctors who do not know astrology. Astrological-medical
diagnosis is just in a rudimentary form.


Jyotisha is the intricate but integrated system of diagnosis of the maladies of
natives, or times or incident arising out of poorvajanma (previous births) and
praarabdha karma (operative karma). Such maladies are, of course, responsive to
prayers, oblations, rituals, recitations of hymns and mantras and wearing of gems,
stones and kavachas. Predictions based on such a perfect science can never afford
to go wrong or become incorrect or even, casually, inaccurate.

R.re;jhdk;
Jyotisha
(Science of Astrology)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Siddhanta Hora Samhita
(Astronomy) (Predictive Astrology) (Mundane Astrology)
| |
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| | | | |
Ganitha Gola Nimitta Muhurta Jataka
(Maths) (Spherical) (Horary) (Electional) (Natal)

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%yEhy;fs;
1. tp\;Z Guhzk;
2. khh;fz;Nla Guhzk;
3. fUl Guhzk;
4. gftj; fPjh
5. rjghj g;ukhzk;
6. g;U`;j; guhru N`huh rh];j;uh (kfhp\p
guhruh;)
BPHS-Translated by R.Santhanam

7. h;t guhrh;ak; ( ru];tjp kfhy; gjpg;G -jQ;rhh; )

8. cgNjr #j;uh ( kfhp\p n[a;kpdp
)
Translated by Pt.Sanjay Rath

9. rhuhtsp (kd;dh; fy;ahzth;kh;)

10. ghyjPgpfh
(ke;jpNu\;th;)

11. g;U`j; [hjfh -tuh` kp`puh; 1905 (Varaha Mihira)
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g;U`j; rk;`pjh- tuh` 0kp`puh 1884
Translation by N.Chidambaram Iyer
(Fellow of the Theosophical Society and Founder of the Thiruvadi Jyotishsastra Sabha)

12. Vedic Chronology and Vedanga Jyotisha (1925)
-by Lokmanya Bal Ganghadar Tilak B,A., LL. B.
13. g;urd;d khh;fh Vol 1 & 2
B.V. Raman
14. cj;jufhyhkph;jk; -kfhftp fhspjh];
Translation by V.Subramaniya Sastri B.A.




15. N[hjplj;jpy; ethe;\ C.S. Patel
16. Vedic Astrology : An Integrated Approach
-P.V.R. Narasimha Rao
17. Articles by B.V.Raman, K.N.Rao, Pt.Sanjay Rath, Sarajjit Poddar and
Saptharishi Astrology
Recommended Reading:
1. Why Predictions Go Wrong Article by P.S.Iyer
2. Prasava Jataka Choochakam
3. Sushruth or Charak Samhita
(following list provided by Gauranga Das)
4. B.V.Raman
5. Astrology for Beginners
6. Hindu Predictive Astrology
7. How to Judge a Horoscope

8. G.C.Sharma
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9. Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra

10. Pandit Sri Sanjay Rath
11. Jaimini Maharishi's Upadesa Sutras
12. Crux of Vedic Astrology: Timing of Events
13. Vedic Remedies in Astrology
14. Narayana Dasa
15. Collected Papers
16. Brihat Nakshatra

17. P. V. R. Narasimha Rao
18. Vedic Astrology: An Integrated Approach

19. Other classics on Jaataka:
20. Brihat Jaataka by Varahamihira
21. Saravali by Kalyana Varma
22. Jaataka Parijata by Vaidyanath Diksita
23. Sarwartha Chintamani by Venkatesha Sharma
24. Jaataka Bharnam by Pandit Dundhiraj
25. Hora Ratnam by Bala Bhadra
26. Uttara Kalamrita by Kalidasa
27. Phala Deepika by Mantreshwara

28. Classics on Prashna:
29. Prasna Marga by Pandit Harihara
30. Prasna Tantra by Neelakantha
31. Krishneeyam by Sri Krishna Acharya

32. Classics on Muhurtha:
33. Muhurtha Chintamani by Acharya Sri Ram

34. Classics on Nimitta:
35. Brihat Samhita by Varaha Mihira

36. Classics on Bhrigu Nadi:
37. Deva Keralam by Achyuta Daivajna
38. Bhrigu Sutram by Maharishi Bhrigu

39. Classics on Ganita:
40. Surya Siddhanta by Maya Danava
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41. Panchasiddhantika by Varaha Mihira


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