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Nakshatra (Constellation Based Predictions): Two Volumes

Nakshatra (Constellation Based Predictions): Two Volumes
Item Code: IDJ742
Author: K. T. Shubhakaran
Publisher: Sagar Publications
Edition: 2018
Pages: 670
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5" X 5.5"

With the blessings of "SURYA AND GANAPATHI", I am presenting a humble treatise on "NAKSHATRA BASED PREDICTIONS", which according to my knowledge and belief has not been made available so far in "English language". I am not sure about other languages, as I have not got an opportunity to read, mainly due to my ignorance of other languages except Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi, to some extent Sanskrit, and the languages if known, non-availability or non-existence of such books.

This book is based on my several years of research on "NAKSHATRAS" and their importance on human beings. May the reader decide suitability of this humble book. Maximum possible information have been given about each Nakshatra. Readers of astrology can find this book most suitable as one can, without going into detailed divisions of horoscope, understand 'what is in store' for them.

The system envisaged in this book is based on 'NAKSHATRAS' of the 'HINDUS'; 'ASTERISMS' or 'CONSTELLATIONS' of the 'WESTERN COUNTRIES'; 'MANZILS' of the 'ARABS' and 'SIEU' of the 'CHINESE'.

When the readers go through the book, particularly from the 'TABLE OF COMPARISON' under the heading 'The exact extension of various Nakshatras (Asterisms) and their equivalent star comparison with Greek, Arabic and Chinese names', it will be seen that only the synonyms of the Hindu Nakshatras vary, the essence and the system of division are almost the same, which clearly establish the fact that the origin of Nakshatra divisions are from one and the same system or source.

With the passage of time, Astrologers from various parts of the world, according to their religious and belief changed the ancient system of Astrology to suit their requirement. One such example is the reduction of zodiacal division from 28 Nakshatras to 27 Nakshatras. There is no dispute, whatsoever, that the zodiac consists of 360 degrees of arc. However, there is a dispute of the exact extension of various Nakshatras, even the commencement of zodiacal groups. According to me, division of the zodiac from 28 to 27 Nakshatras is to dispense with the cumbersome calculations involved under the far ancient system of 28 Nakshatras, as under the system of 27 Nakshatras division of the zodiac is very easy or it might be possible that there must have been an easy system of unit of measurement, which along with various catastrophies must have been vanished.

In addition to these 27 or 28 Nakshatras, the Rgveda mentions certain other Nakshatras appearing at northern and southern skies. They are identified as the two north polar Nakshatras called" GREAT BEAR and THE LITTLE BEAR"; the two heavenly Dogs called" CANIS MAJOR and CANIS MINOR"; and the divine Boat called "NAVIS" MAJOR and CANIS MINOR"; and the divine Boat called "NANIS out of the above additional Nakshatras, 'THE GREAT BEAR' was known as "Nakshatras of the seven sages (Saptarshi Nakshatras).

The gamut of the division of the zodiac is to identify a certain exact place of the zodiac; whether it be by the method of division by 12 houses commencing from Aries to Pisces or by 27 or 28 Nakshatras commence, from Acvini to be established, why our ancient seers preferred to use terminology such as "The Sun, moo, Mars etc., while transiting such and such house or Nakshatra, will produce such and such result"' why can't we say The Sun, Moon, Mars etc., while transiting such and such degree like 1st degree or 101st degree or 303.5 degree (hypothetical degrees) or the zodiac will produce such and such results". The only usefulness, which might be served by such confusing terminologies, is perhaps, to acquaint us with the contents of the zodiac. As otherwise, the existence of so many stars in the zodiac would have been lost track of with the passage of time.

According to 'PANCA-SIDDHANTIKA' of Varahamihira, Sage Vasistha, the author of 'VASISTHA-SIDDHANTA' replaced the system of 27 or 28 Nakshatra divisions of the ecliptic by 12 divisions called the "SIGNS". It again establish the fact that the original Astrology or Jyotisha knew only Nakshatra divisions and not Signs. Nakshatras are not hypothetical or imaginary bodies; whereas "SIGNS" are not in existence at all; hence the question of whether the "SIGNS" are hypothetical or imaginary does not arise. Signs are just measure of a unit created for easy calculation, understanding and communication.

I would not have been able to write this book but for the inspiration given by Shri Narinder Sagar of Sagar Publication, New Delhi. May God give him long life and prosperity.


"ASTROLOGY" or "JYOTISHA" is a ray of the "SUN", the sole lightgiver of the Universe, the cause of the seasons' and winds and the controller and Lord of the world. 'JYOTISHA' is 'JYOTIS' or 'LIGHT' or 'DIVISION'. It is one of the six limbs, the pair of eyes, the instrument of vision.

Lord 'MAHAVISHNU' revealed the 'JYOTISHA SHASTRA' (ASTROLOGY) TO lord 'BRAHMA' who in turn transmitted this 'VISION or JYOTISHA SHASTRA' to the Maharshis. Maharshi Garga stands at the top of such Maharshis to whom BRAHMA transferred VISION.

The origin of the Nakshatra based predictions is traced back to the VEDANTA PERIOD and is called "VEDANTA JYOTISHA". Nakshatra is a Sanskrit word, meaning of which as per one school of thought is, "NAKSHA" means to approach and "TRA" means to guard. Thus in nutshell, each Nakshatra is the abode of or house of 28 gods delegated with the duties of guarding and guiding the cosmic and solar evolutions.

Zodiac consist of 360 degrees of are which for the sake of facility is further divided into 12 houses of 30 degrees ach. It is again divided into 27 division of 13.20 degrees each called "NAKSHATRAS or CONSTELLATIONS or ASTERISMS or STAR or LUNAR MANSIONS or SIEU". Even though we have divided the zodiac into 27 individual Nakshatras or Asterism, they are only the principal members of the several groups of Nakshatras. In other words, Nakshatra starting from Acvini is the head of a particular group of stars.

According to second method there are 28 divisions or Nakshatras of 12.51-3/7 degrees of each. This additional division lying between the are of Uttara Ashadha and Cravana is allocated to the Nakshatra called 'ABHIJIT'. In the line of hierarchy of Nakshatras, Abhijit stands at serial number 22, thereby shifting the serial number of succeeding Nakshatras by one. Thus ultimately Revathi placed at serial number 27 according to the widely accepted method, is placed at serial number 27 according to the widely accepted methods, is placed at serial number 28 due to inclusion of ABHIJIT.

According to third school of thought Abhijit is placed in between Uttara Ashadha and Cravana Nakshatras and the allocation of place in the zodiac is from 276.40 degrees to 280.54.13 degrees, curtailing the ownership of Uttara Ashadha from 13.20 degrees to 10.00 degrees and that of Cravana from 13.20 degrees to 12.25.47 degrees. This would, in other words, mean that there is no curtailment of ownership of the area of the zodiac in respect of other Nakshatras i.e. all Nakshatras other than Uttara Ashadha, Abhijit and Cravana owns 13.20 degrees of the zodiac.

Nakshatra is a unit of measure of space. Sun covers an area of two and a quarter Nakshatra segment along the ecliptic path. Each part or Pada of constellation is one Navamsa of a sign. As the zodiac is divided into 28 Nakshatra division, Moon while transiting has to travel through one of the Nakshatras. When birth takes place, the degree or Nakshatra in which the Moon is situated at that time is called one's birth star or Janma Nakshatra or constellation.

The first cry of the baby which is supposed to mark the entry of the fifth element 'AIR' into the fluid lungs of the baby giving it pain is the birth time.

This book deals with predictions based on JANMA NAKSHATRA i.e. as per the position of Moon in a particular Nakshatra at the time of birth.

I have endeavored to analyse methods and results based on Lagna Nakshatra (Ascendant Constellation) in the 2nd and subsequent volumes. My intention initially was to include both the systems in one book. Due to peculiarity of the system, it has been decided to have separate volumes. Instead of treating the Lagna or the Ascendant as one sign consisting of 30 degrees, I have introduced a peculiar system of prediction based on the Nakshatra in which LAGNA is rising at the time of birth. This would in other words means that predictions based on a particular degree in which Lagna or the Ascendant falls.

According to the prevalent system of astrological predictions, the entire sign or house, which is purely hypothetical, is considered for analising a horoscope. Two hours period, which is the normal duration of a Lagna are too large that lakhs of people must have been born within the span of one Ascendant. My endeavour is to narrow down such largeness. Hence I have attempted to make predictions based on Each Lagna degree.

Actually what is required is to make an attempt to analyse an horoscope based on the smallest unit of measurement of time. According to SIDDHANT-SIROMANI, 1 TATPARA is the smallest unit of measurement of time. 1 Tatpara is equal to 1/33750 seconds of the modern clock. In case we succeed in the analyse of a horoscope based on TATPARA unit, no other science can partake astrology. I hope, and earnestly request the astrological students to keep this in mind and devote their valuable time to make further research. No doubt a big building will have to be exclusively earmarked for keeping such analytical work as the volumes of such research may run into thousands of volumes and that too, will be possible, if some person dedicates his entire life for the sake of astrology.

I feel that the present day astrology is only an abridged form. Had there not been the minutest analytical system of prediction, there would not have been a mention of TATPARA in the SIDDHANTA SIROMANI. Even the Siddhanta Siromani gives only the unit of measurement. Nothing has been mentioned about the purpose of making such minutest unit of measurement of time. This indirectly indicates that even at the time of Siddhanta Siromani, the system of prediction based on such minutest unit of measurement of time was lost with the passage of time.

Separate chapters have been provided for each Nakshatra. The readers will find that predictions based on JANMA NAKSHATRA is easy to understand, and proper use of remedial measures indicated in various chapters will greatly help the native to ward off the evil propensity of Nakshatras.

The purpose of this book is to provide the readers with remedial measures to counter act the evil propensities of Nakshatras. We are initially controlled by the Moon. Then comes the SUN

The concept followed in the system of "NAKSHATRA BASED PREDICTIONS" is based on one's "JANMA NAKSHATRA" (BIRTH CONSTELLATION) i.e. based on the Moon's position in a particular Nakshatra at the time of birth and "LAGNA NAKSHATRA" (ASCENDANT CONSTELLATION). The following information/data are required before proceeding further into the book:

1) An astrological Punchang or ephemeris of the year in which the native is born; 2) Find out the Latitude and Longitude of the place of birth; 3) Birth time, date, month and the year of the native, Birth time if noted in the Standard Time of a country should be converted into the Local Mean time of the local place of birth of the native. The formula for such conversion is -if the birth is in a place which is East of the Meridian add 4 minutes of time for each degree of difference in Longitude to the watch time or Standard Time of the country concerned; if the birth is in a place which is West of the Meridian, subtract (minus) from the watch time 4 minutes for each degree of difference in Longitude. (For finding out Latitude and Longitude of a particular place TABLE OF ASCENDANTS' or for places in India only, Shri R. SANTHANAM'S book titled" LATITUDES, LONGITUDES AND LOCAL MEAN TIMES FOR 5000 PLACES IN INDIA" may be referred.)

4) After finding out the exact Local Mean Time, take out the Punchanga of the year under reference and turn to the page where planetary position for a particular time, day and month is indicated. Mostly, modern Panchanga gives planetary gives planetary position at 5.30 A.M. Note down the exact degree in which Sun. Moon and other planets are positioned;

5) Under the above method, you have the exact degree of the Moon's position. Now find out the Nakshatra placement of the Moon by using the Table given immediately after this paragraph. The Nakshatra in which the Moon is placed at the time of birth is called one's "JANMA NAKSHATRA" OR "IRTH CONSTELLATION";

6) Now as in the case of Moon, find out the degree position of planets in various Nakshatras;

7) Next step is to find out the Lagna or Ascendant of the native.

Preface to the Second Volume

With the blessings of "SURYA AND GANAPATHI", I am presenting this humble treatise "Book II of the NAKSHATRA (CONSTELLATION) BASED PREDICTIONS - DASA PREDICTIONS. I am thankful to the learned readers who have appreciated my other three books.

Astrology is one of the Vedangas. Astrology is a Mystical Shastra. According to our revered Dr. B. V. Raman, the greatest exponent of astrology relies more upon the skill and intuitive capacities of the interpreter than upon complicated rules". I entirely agree with this statement, as there is no system available today to predict the events accurately.

"Dasa System" means "timing of the fate of human beings based on the position and condition of the planets at birth". Changes do happen in the life of a native at each and every moment. Various planetary position in a natal chart indicate the events that are to take place. Whereas, the Dasa indicates the time of fructification of such events. Analysing a horoscope is like analyzing and finding the contents of running water. It is easy to analyse the accumulated water. Changes of events in a life is so spontaneous. Continuous and frequent that only a divine soul can foresee and tell simultaneously and accurately. By keeping this idea in my mind, I have attempted this humble book.

Astrology used to be the greatest tool to foresee the approaching calamities of life of the individuals as well as of the nations. But this divine Shastra has lost several of its limbs mainly due to 1) natural calamities, which destroyed written down materials 2) foreign invasion - foreigners who invaded either destroyed the texts or carried with them 3) oral tradition which led to the diminishing capacity to impart and accept the system and 4) disbelief in the system of Astrology due to the advent of modern science.

I take pity on the persons trying to establish Astrology as a "Science". Why should we prove everything scientifically? I say "Astrology is a Shastra". Have we asked the so, called scientists to prove their innovations or inventions through Shastra? (Though the meaning of Shastra and Science is one and the same with the exception that the Science is a borrowed alien terminology and the word "Shastra" is our own ancient origin). Shastra originated first and not the science. It is like establishing the son as the most intelligent and not the science. It is like establishing the son as the most intelligent and proving his father and grandfather as the unintelligent.

One should not forget that Science originated from the Sastra and NOT Shastra originated from the Science.

Karmic theory plays a vital role in the life of a human being. A human being is born after undergoing the experiences of 83, 99, 991-life forms (there are 84, 00, 000 Yonis, in other word, life forms). A human being is born and reborn for 9 times. Out of these 9 births, 4 are in the form of man, 4 are in the form of woman and 1 is in the form of eunuch or hermaphrodite. It is sometimes in the alternative order i.e. the first birth is that of a man, the second is that of a woman, the third is that of a man, the fourth is that of a woman, but the fifth is that of an eunuch, the sixth is that of a man, the seventh is that of a man, the eighth is that of a woman and the ninth and the last is that of a man, whose soul is ultimately liberated from the body and involves in the ULTIMATE i. E. PARAMESWARA (the Supreme God), who is the PARAMATMA (the Supreme Soul). Sometimes, the first 4 births are that of a man, the middle, that is the 5th is that of an eunuch and the last 4 births out of the total 9 births are that of a woman. The middle birth i.e. the 5th is always of an eunuch.

1) Sringara - Love
2) Vira - Heroism
3) Bhibhatsa - Disgust
4) Raudra - Anger or Fury
5) Hasya - Mirth
6) 6) Bhayanaka - Terror
7) Karuna - Pity
8) Adbhuta - Wonder
9) Santa - Tranquillity or Contentment
10) Vaatsalya - Paternal fondness

Each human being has to experience all the 9 tastes in equal proportion in every birth. These proportions are sometimes modified according to various Karmas one does and the remedial measures performed knowingly i.e. after reading or hearing of such remedial measures or unknowingly i.e. by chance. Suppose a person has experienced certain Rasas in a greater proportion in the past life, he is destined to experience the same taste in lesser proportion in the present life. That Is why some are poor, some are wealthy, some are healthy and some are not healthy.

We do some remedial measures to counter act the evil experiences of the present life and make the present life more happier and comfortable. Sometimes, the bad taste which was supposed to have been experienced at earlier periods is postponed to be experienced to the later periods of the same birth or at the next births.

God while creating a life form has already attached a guiding computer, which is called the "fate". Each and every moment of life is guided by such computer. Since the birth of a human being is the supreme life form amongst all the life forms of the earth, the God has given the key of programming to the human being. He can modify the programme at his sweet will to a certain extent, which is further based on Karma and his intense love and devotion to God. The power of modification has been given only to the human beings and not to the other earthly life forms.

Some human beings are born as Brahmacharis. This indicate that they had too much of sexual enjoyment than warranted for or destined or programmed during the previous births. So, this taste has been taken away from them in the present life.

Self induced punishment is the greatest remedial measures to avert the greater calamities of life. God has programmed sufferings to a human being at a particular time. God has given the choice of the nature of punishment to the human being. Nature of punishment can be chosen when the time of such punishment is known in advance. Such advance intimation is possible only through an expert astrologer. So we can very well say that an astrologer is an emissary of the God, in other words, an engineer of the life computer deputed by the God to repair the defect of the life computer or to reset the keys of life computer. An astrologer intimates a person of the impendent and approaching events through the Dasa system, which is" the programme of timing of the events.

There are several methods of accepting self induced punishments. These kinds of punishments are usually seen in the southern states of India. Since I had spent my childhood days in a pilgrimage place called "Palani" in the State of Tamil Nadu, where famous temple dedicated to Lord Karthikeya" is located, I have seen that some of the wealthiest persons of the South used to make "Pradakshina (going around the temple)" by rolling down even without an upper garment. The number to times of such "Pradakshina" used to vary from individual to individual depending upon the intensity of sufferings already known from his astrologer. Sometimes, blood used to come out of the body of such persons. But they never stopped in the middle. You know what does it indicate? The person so performing was destined to have an accident of severe intensity and the blood has to flow out.

Another method seen was that a person inspite of having millions of ruppes, used to take to begging for a specified number of days. During this time he will eat only such food as is being offered to him by others. This is done because his chart indicates that he, though a wealthiest man at the moment, is going to become a pauper and will beg. So by knowing such an event in advance, he voluntarily undertakes to beg even before the destined period, had he not undertaken such punishment he would have lost everything he has, not to be gained again.

Above are only my own views, perception and inference

God creates a man at HIS sweet will and He swallows him at His sweet will. Since astrology is a divine Shastra directly given by HIM to the mankind at the time of initial creation, a good astrologer should first assess the question of longevity, if death is imminent soon for the native whose chart is under examination, what is the further role for an astrologer? Hence, the first and foremost role of an astrologer is to assess the longevity of the native whose chart is under examination.

It is usually seen that good position of the lords of the 1st and the 8th and Saturn with the aspect of Jupiter give long life to the native.

Please remember, the God is the greatest magician of all the worlds. HE is the producer, director, actor and the viewer. All the happenings in the whole universe are only for HIS own entertainment.

This is Kaliyuga, which belongs to LORD SHIVA and GODDESS SHIVAA.

Only those who worship Lord Shiva and Shivaa will only have the right to live a trouble-free, healthy and comfortable life.

I am thankful to Mr. Narinder Sagar of Sagar Publications, New Delhi for reposing faith inn me. May Lord Shiva and goddess Shivaa give him long and prosperous life.


Sl. No. Page
2Equivalent terminology of Nakshatras in Malayalam and Tamil - Annexure I6
3Symbol, Presiding Deity, Caste and identification7
4Lord or ruler of each Nakshatra - Annexure II10
5Various GUNAs (Merits) - Annexure IV11
6Yoni (Sex) of each Nakshatra - Annexure V13
7Division of 28 Nakshatras into three GANAs (communities)-Annexure VI15
8Colour of each Nakshatra - Annexure VII16
9Parts of the human body governed by each Nakshatra - Annexure VIII17
10Division of Nakshatras into four circles - Annexure IX19
11Essentials for the practice of MANTRAS-Place of recitation - selection of time for recitation-Asana or Postures - Seat - Jap Mala (Rosary) - No. of Mantras to berecited at a stroke - Direction of Chant
12Remedial measures to ward off the evil effects of 23
Nakshatras (Constellations) and Grihas (Planets) - Salutation to Lord Ganesha -Mantra of Mother Gayatri - Mantra for enlightenment - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra - other Mantras for daily chanting - Gayatri Mantras - Mantras for propitiating various planets
Remedies for Sade-Sathi, Kantaka Sani and Ashtama Sani

Cure through Gems - Main diseases found in human beings and its cure43
SHRI RUDRAM-The wonder Mantra-Keeps you're your problems-Keeps you healthy46
Morning and Evening Prayers47
Rudrakshas and it's use in Daily Life-Various types of Rudrakshas with brief description of each one49
13Some hints on NAMA KARAN52
(Name calling)
Second Volume
Planets Under the Vimshotari Dasa system4
Important points to be kept in mind while predicting Dasa results6
Method of Analysing each House for making predictions of Dasa results7
Technique of Judgment of varioud Dasas and their results8
Hinds for analyzing the results of sub-period of varioud planets17
Rules for analyzing the results of sub-peiods17
General results During the sub-periods20
Calculation of various periods under vimsholtari Dasa21
Method of calculating antara Dasas (Sub-periods)23
Method of Calculating Pratyantara Dasas (Sub-sub-sub periods)24
Table showing duration of Maha Dasa, Antara Dasa and Pratyontara Dasa of Vrioud planets26
2 Chapter 1 DASA OF SUN49
3 Chapter 1 DASA OF MOON93
4 Chapter 1 DASA OF MARS120
5 Chapter 1 DASA OF RAHU149
6 Chapter 1 DASA OF JUPITER178
7 Chapter 1 DASA OF SATURN205
8 Chapter 1 DASA OF MERCURY233
9 Chapter 1 DASA OF KETHU259
10 Chapter 1 DASA OF VENUS284

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