This is a small book. It is an attempt to bring Vedic astrology within the understanding of
all those who have even the slightest interest in this great legacy of India. This knowledge
has come down to us over centuries and has not naturally remained in its original form. The
interpolations and even some distortions have made it an intricate, uncertain and highly
subjective subject. A feeling has come about that unless one had supra-sensory abilities, it
was difficult to reach any conclusion in a birth chart through astrological knowledge
available today. This necessarily meant that astrology of India was not based on rational
principles. The deduction would be that only those who had the innate ability to exercise
extrasensory powers could avail of the luxury to delve into the art of prediction. Nothing
can be farther than the truth.
My effort in this book has been to lay down clearly the principles that are
fundamental to analysis of a birth chart. These principles are just a handful. Once these
are understood, a birth chart can be easily deciphered. I have given illustrations at every
stage to make matters clearer. The size of the book has been kept at the barest minimum.
There are several such primers already available on the shelves of bookshops. This would not
be another but one that would have much practical use to the readers. The proof of the
pudding lies in the eating!!
About the Book
This is a primer for a lay man to pick up a rudimentary knowledge of Indian astrology.
Interest in Indian astrology has shown an astounding upsurge in the recent years. Books on
the technical aspect of the subject are available in good number, but for a person who
wishes to start from the very beginning, the choice is very limited. There is a feeling of
void. The need of a book that avoids the jargon and that in simple language takes the reader
through the fundamentals of the subject was long felt. The author has tried to fill the gap.
A person, wishing to learn Indian astrology, can now do so by going through this small but
very comprehensive book. It lays bare the essential principles of Indian astrology necessary
to understand the intricacies of a birth chart.
About the Author
The author Shri D.S. Mathur has served as Secretary to Government of India in the
Information Technology Department and later in the Department of Telecommunication. He has
also served at the highest positions in the State Government of Madhya Pradesh. After a
distinguished career of more than thirty six years he retired from the Indian Administrative
Service at the end of December 2007. He is now based at Bhopal and is working for the
Government of Madhya Pradesh in a semi-judicial capacity. Shri Mathur has been a keen
student of Parashari system of Indian astrology for more than three decades. He has made a
comprehensive study of the subject on the predictive side and has published his conclusions
in Predictive Astrology An Insight, How to Time an Event, and Vedic Progression-Secrets of
Bhrigu Samhita Unveiled. His books have been very well received all over the world.
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