This book is written with two objectives. First to emphasise that the subject matter of jyotish as described by Parasara, Varaha Mihira and others is to decipher the karma Phala (Luck) of the native that is the effect of an individual’s actions done in past life. It is similar to cause and effect theory application in physical science. This effect is not” caused by relative positions of the Moon, Sun and Stars” as given in English Dictionaries.
Three constant factors used as tools are the saved planed of the solar system, 28 Nakshatras and Lagna as described in Vedange Jyotish. The traits of planets are symbolically derived from Vedic Mantras recited in performance of Yajnas, Proper reference from Vedas are give. Similarly signification of Bhavas are symbolically adopted from “jyotish Bawachebavan” Stutras of Brahma-sutras. Variable factors are nit fixed. These are 12 as per Yavana.
Second objection is to present relevant data one place featuring in ten texts, viz., Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra, Brihat Jataka, Saravali, Sarvarth Chintamani, Jataka Parijata, Maan Sagari Paddahati, Jataka Sara Deepa, Phala Deepika, Hora Ratnam and Phalit Vikasa, under Study with proper references. A sincere effort has been made for reconciling conflicting views.
Thus, the book is ten-in-one study-first of its kind in predictive astrology in modern times. The reader will have the benefits of ten classical texts logically interpreted and arranged it this book.
Started as a lecturer in Economics in 1953 after completing M.A. (Economics; Political Science) LL.B.
Joined Labour Bureau (Govt. of India) in 1955. Appointed as Research Officer (Gazetted Class I) in 1963. Included in Indian Economics Service in 1964 as Assistant Director, promoted as Deputy Director in 1974 and retired in 1986.
Research work in official life encouraged research work in astrology as a hobby. First article was published in Planets and Forecast forty years ago. Thereafter, articles were published in The Astrology Magazine. The Times of Astrology, Saptarishi Astrology, The Astro Force Academy, Jyotishmati (Hindi), Shri Viswa Vijaya Panchange and Brihad Shridar Panchange. A compatibility Table “ Saparihaar var-vadhu Melaapak Saaranee” is being published as a regular feature in Shri Viswa Vijaya Panchange.
An article “Vedon mein Jyotish” was published in Veda katha Vishneshanka Special Annual Number (January, 1999) in Kalyan, Gorakhpur.
Hindi translation of “Graha and Bhavabala” of late Dr. B.V. Raman was done by me and published by Motilal Banarsi Dass in 1988.
Paliwal Brahaman, an historical research work on Paliwal was published in 2005.
Vimshottari Dasa Phala Niyam was published in 2013 by Sagar Publications that has been appreciated by Hindi readers.
The main objective of this book is to meet the long standing need of readers: both students and scholars alike, to decode the traditional interpretition of basic tenets of Hora branch of Jyotish as described in the ten classical works including (i) Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra. (The first ever attempt to compile Parashari Hora from available manuscripts in India was done by Late Sh. Shridhar Sharma with the help of a group of leading astrologers all over the country through search and verification of available manuscripts in late nineteenth century. It was compiled in two parts) (2) Brihat Jataka, (3) Saravali, (4) Sarvartha Chintamani, (5) Jataka Parijata, (6) Phala Dipika, (7) Jataka Sar Dipa, (8) Hora Ratnam, (9) Man Sagri Paddhati and (10) Phalita Vikasa, covering a period of more than 5,000 years were selected. Many more books like Vedanga Jyotish, Jataka Tatwa of Mahadeva (Ratlam), Sanketa Nidhi (Rama Dayalu), Phalita Martanda Pt. Mukund Ballabha Misra of Kurali) and various books by late Dr. B.V. Raman, C.S. Patel, V.A.K. Iyer and other learned scholors were also consulted to prepare this inclusive study, Poorva Khand (PK) and Uttar Khand (UK). Since if was felt to be the complete in content, it was named as Brihat Parashar Hora Sastra (BPHS). Later versions have not been able to add or improve upon it.
The book contains 27 chapters. First chapter deals with the origin of Jyotisha. It is shown that the source of this science is Veda. For this purpose Vedic references are given regarding Zodiac, Solar System and (28) Nakshatras (constellations). Astrological references related nine planets and 28 Nakshatras are given. Identical names of planets and Nakshatras in Vedas and Hora Sastra justify this origin.
All authors have described in half verse that the in purpose of Hora is to ascertain the specific manner in which Karma Phala the effects (Phala) of actions (Karma) done in previous lifes is likely to manifest in the present life. The sequence in which Karamphala ultimately expand themselves lies in time. Hora concerns itself with the specific time schedule from birth to death. For studying this time schedule astrology avails the cosmic time mechanism the solar system and the zodiac. Thus, the visible planets are used to provide graphically the time-schedule and symbolically the polency of Karamphala. Guidelines in Hora solely related to the working of Karamphala termed as Bhagya in astrological parlance and judged from the 9th house in the horoscope. In judging it, three variable factors Dasha (Both place region or country), Kala (period) and Patra the individual, his surounding environment is to be taken into consideration.
Chapter two deals with signs and division of a sign. It is made clear that signs are not primary units. These are derivatives from Nakshatras fall in the domain of arithmatic and it should be done as per rules applicable to it. The confusion prevalent in respect of computation of Hora, Drekkana and Trimsamsa is removed by adopting the mathematical formula given in Saravali (3/18). All the Vargas are allotted to signs. This is also supported by an identical verse described in Saravali (38/15) J.SD. (61/15) and H.R. (5/580) allotting to signs. This formula gives same results as given by Parivritti principle mentioned in Vriddh Karika-most ancient comomentary on Jaimini Jyotisha.
A readymade Dasa Vargas Table based on mathematical formula is a speciality of this chapter.
In Chapter three, planets are described as limbs of Kala Purusha (Time personofied) and various traits are attributed to them. Proper references are given for these traits symbolically taken from Vedas. These are mainly from Yajurveda.
Another feature of this chapter is description of Rasmi (Rays of planets). Importance of Rasmi is highlighted in B.P.H.S. (U.K. 4/42-43) where it is said that Raja Yogas become ineffective if the number of Rays is less than 30. Similarly the effects of 9th and 10th house are directly proportional to the number of rays obtained by their lords. This shows the need to calculate Rasmi.
Chapter four deels in the Parijatadi Amsas.
Various yogas in Sarvartha Chintamani and Jataka Parijata are based on Parijatadi Amsas. For proper application of these yogas a ready reckoner was a felt requirement and this is provided. Parijatadi Amsas of all planets are given in their own and exaltation signs. It may be made clear that uttamasma is more effective when the planet occupies own sign, Navamsa and Drekkena.
Chapter five deals with Avasthas (moods) of planets. Five Avasthas are discussd. Learned men consider Deeptadi as Sthoola; Jagrat and Baladi as Sookshama; and Lajjitadi and Sayanadi as the Karand interpretation of the planetary indications.
Chapter six deals with the Birth times as a segment of time. Effect of birth in Nakshatra Padas and Navamsas of the Moon is a speciality of this chapter. Another feature is Rectification of Birth Time by Tatwa and Kunda Principles.
Chapter seven deals with effects of birth in various Assendants (Lagnas). Shadvargas of Lagna are also described and Modus operandi of Divisional charts is a new feature.
Chapter eight deals with Rasi Phala effects of the Moon sign as an Ascendant.
Chapter nine deas with the effects of planets in various signs. Effect of planetary aspects are also given.
Chapter ten deals with Balarishta, and eleven longevity, which even Devas can not detrmine exactly as per Parasara. Two methods to determine Longivity are Yogaja and NiyataYogas for Yogaja are given Jaimini method is also discussed fully. Eight Types of longevity based on mathematical calculations are given for Niyata.
Chapters 12 deals with various types of important yogas viz., Nabhas yogas, Chandra yogas, Ravi yogas, Panch Mala, Purush yogas.
Chapter 13 deals with Raja yogas.
Chapter 14 deals with general principles used in judging effects of different houses. Twelve chapters (15-26) describe the effects of each Bhava in a separate chapter. Each chapter is divided into four sections. First, describes the significations of Bhava, second ordinary and special effects of planets in the Bhava; third, effects of lord of Bhava in different houses; and fourth important yogas related to significations of the Bhava. Views of individual authors are given separately. If these are same or similar, these have been clubbed Remedial measures to remove obstales in begetting issue together is a specially of chapter 19. Proper references are given and forms a special feature of the book.
Laster chapter i.e. 27 deals with Female Horoscopy. These are peculiarities in respect of four houses, viz., the first, seventh, eighth and ninth and these are discussed. Trimsamsa effects mentioned in all texts appear to be an interpolation and not discussed in this chapter.
I am extremely thankful to Shri K. Bhushan ji for prompting and successfully persuading me to write this book. This work has been completed successfully mainly due to sincere cooperation of my wife, Smt. Bhagwati Devi Paliwal. This work is dedicated to my father Late Shri Roshanlal Ji.
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