Vimshottari is the king of the nakshatra dashas of Parashara and the most commonly used one in the world of Hindu astrology. It is useful to do other specific and conditional nakshatra dashas and Jaimini dashas as corroborative and supplementary ones for double cheek of the promissed results and even cross cheeking. A most negleeted and tool for predicition is to make use of the Vimshottari dasha with divisional horoscopes without getting lost in needless controversies being raised these days in different astrological discussion groups.
Asstrology is pratyaksha shastra and anyone who Knowns astrology can see the results of a dasha if he used Vimshottari dasha upto three levels along with the relevant varga charts or divisional horoscopes.
The scheme of this books is of three levels of dashas and three charts for one prediction. For dashas and three charts for one prediction. For instance if a question is asked about the house, use Vimshottari mahadasha, antardasha and pratyantara dasha along with the birth horosecope, navamsha and chaturthamsha to see what is promissed. Now bring in transits of planets, last not first.
This book contains illustrated and practical examples and are actually case studies and are actually case studictions give to various people from time to time.
K.N. Rao (Kotamraju Narayana Rao) retired from the Indian Audit and Accounts service as Director General in November 1990. He is the second of the four sons of the famous journalist of the pre-Independence era. K. Rama Rao, the founder editor of the National Herald and, editor of more than thirty journals in his long journalistic career. Rao was intiated by his late mother, K.Saraswani Devi, at the age of twelve in 1943. He regards her the best astrologer he has known in two areas, marriage and children and prashna (horary).
Rao was a lecturer in English before joining the government Service through an all-India Competition in 1957. He joined the Indian Audit and Accounts 1990. More Interested in games and sports than in astrology in state championships in bridge competitions. He played ten other games which is why in his astrological writings also there are reference to games often.
During his service career, he was the planner, organizer and teacher of three international courses on Audit of Receipts as a joint director once and director twice. His Interactions with foreigners have been both on professional and astrological levels for more than two decades which is he has, as an astrologer, a large international Network of friends. He went on doing all his fundamental researches in astrology during his service career because of which he went on collecting horoscopes systematically in thousands. He has in his possession more than 50,000 horoscopes with ten important events of each individual collection of horoscopes any astrologer in the world has.
The strain of doing astrology as a mission, not charging any fee, except on foreign tours almost made him give up astrology many times. But in December 1981 he was forced out of his shell to participate in a three-day seminar on astrology in Delhi. After this ground breaking speech, there has been a persistent demand for his astrological articles. From then onwards he has been sharing with his readers his original researches for which he has won worldwide praise.
Between 1993 and 1995, Rao has visited the USA on five lecture tours. He was Chief Guest at the Second conference of the American Council of Vedic Astrology in 1993. He was requested to be present in the Third Conference also in 1994 on the opening day because of the crowds he would draw. His name was advertise till November 1995 also for the Fourth Conference though he had made it clear that he would not be available anymore for the American conferences.
Since June 1998 he has visited Moscow five times where he taught astrology through interpreters. It was a great success every time as reported by the Russian sponsors part of those reported is produced here.
As a result of his academic approach, he has now more than a thousand students in India and than five hundred in the USA and Russia. He is The Director of Astrology Courses in the Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, New Delhi. The teachers on the teaching faculty of the astrology course in the Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan have, like him, never Charged any fees for teaching which they do in honorary capacity. What impelled Rao to do it is well explained in his own horoscope where the lagna and the 10th house. All this was foreseen by his Jyotish guru, Yogi Bhaskarananda of Gujarat whom Rao describes as the last of the Rishi astrologers in the purest classical mould. He had told him that he would have to visit many foreign countries to give to Hindu astrology the honor, recognition and dignity which it did not have till then. An American summed up the impact of the ever foreign visit of Rao to the USA in 1993 as, “Vedic astrology before Rao and after Rao”.
What different yogis have said about astrology as a Vedanga which he must not give up has been quoted in his book, Yogis, Destiny and the Wheel of Time. Astrology is ill- reputed as a profession because of its mercenary and exploitative nature. Rao’s desire never to turn into a professional astrologer, has won him thousands of admires and also some enemies from the community of professional astrologers who felt threatened, when around the community of professional astrologers who felt threated, when around him there grew up a fine team of more than two hundred academic astrologers like him, for whom 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.
Both his mantra guru, swami paramananda saraswati, and his jyotish guru, Yogi Bhaskarananda taught him some secrets of spiritual astrology which are not given usually in any book of astrology. Rao has revealed some of these secrets in book, yogis, Destiny and the wheel of Time. Among Rao’s recent fundamental and most original researches are his two books predicting Jasmini’s Chara Dasha and predicting through karakamsha and Mandook Dasha. It has been possible for him to produce such researches because he was told by his jyotish guru that what was in parampara (tradition) was much more than what was contained in books of astrology which are translated literally and are without illustrations generally. His own mother, who was his first asked Rao not to give up astrology as it had to be an integral part of his sedana. Later a great Yogi, Swami Moorkhananandji, prophesied in 1982 that he would be the architect of a great astrological renaissance. Whether that is already fulfilled or not can be gauged from the impressive list of his research published.
Revision of “Timing of events through the Vimshottari Dasha” Using Vargas
There has been so much suffocation in Indian astrology because of differing ayanamshas that astrologers who often got trapped into trivialities, gave a Navamsha ornamentally, for form’s sake, with the horoscope, without discussing it. The Navamsha stood like a shy Hindu bride, next to her husband, the birth horoscope, but was not allowed to open its month. It was not even discussed. Other divisional horoscopes, The cousins of the birth horoscope, went into oblivion. Sheshadri lyer made a good breakthrough and opened out a new dimension which is why the title of his book “New Dimensions” has been the most apt one.
The Acceptable Ayanamsha
Then when after eminent astronomers of the country had settled the ayanamsha controversy under the government of India sponsored in Calendars Reform Committee 1956 whose chairman was Meghnad Saha, there should have been no more dispute about the ayanamsha to be used. Yet the drag continued till in 1994 another meeting called under the auspices of the Human Resources Ministry by the then Ministry, Sir Arjun Singh, buried all controversies once and for all by approving the Chitrapaksha ayanamsha, (Lahir), an ayanamisha which I have been using always. I had written in the Astrological Magazine that I used only the Chitrapaksha ayanamsha, and in Raman’s own magazine, I criticized his ayanasha. I showed how the birth of his children could be show by using the Chitrapaksha ayanamsha and the Saptamsha. I have included this piece in my book, “Plants and Childern”. It is for this reason that thourgh I give full credit to Dr. Raman for creating a stage for the discussion of astrology in India and abroad. I never recommend his books because his ayanamsha has always, I never recommend his books because his ayanamsha has always let me astray. In his Notable Horoscopes, the horoscopes of George VI, Bemard Shaw and his own wif;s Shold be re-examined with the Chitrapakaha ayanamsha to see why Raman’s own line of the Chitrapaksha ayanamsha to shetches of his, as in many others.
The 1994 Decision of panchanga Makers
On the insistence of Dr. Raman and Dr. Sukhdeo Chaturvedi of the Lal Bahadhur Shastri rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth. I had to preside, tranlate and contact the big panchanga commodre of 1994 for full three days. Rich tributes were plia to me by Commodore Chattreji who openly said that in the his nerly sixty years experience of attending conference in India and abroad, he had never seen a coference bering conducted so well as by me. I had to be it to avoid the mutual attack which astrologers wanting to defence their panchange and therefore, three own anyanamsha, we feared, would do. I had to do’a lot of spade work to prevent such a clash and an attack on Dr. Raman, Among other by L.V.S. Mani of the Kanchi KamKoti Shankaracharya peethem. Dr.Raman said that my (Rao’s) contribution to astrology was no less than his. Yet he never publication the report of the proceedings of the meeting in which anyamsha had been rejected outriht. At some stage it had become a cotentions issue between him and me. His own book based on his anyanamsha would lose their scientific merit, he realized. I for myself could never recommend his books for class room exampls because of wrong Navamsha, wrong dasha balance and worng Karalas of Jaimsini.
Yet my sketches on Raman and the kigh place I had give to his “How to Judge a Horoscope” (that it was the only book in wich there was such anexcellent complition of sound principles of astrological judgement categorized in one place) Sgow now I have valued the astrogogical a knowledge of Dr. Raman. Yet it teacher no technique of interpreting a horoscope but gives all those principles which one must keep in mind. If I called it a very good book them. I have no reason to retract from position. Between 1938 and 1950, Raman world predictions were also suuperlative, So I have been aware of that bright and brilliant side od his. But when his own ayanamsha becouse a flxation with him, I had to drow a line, It led to a clash. We parted company.
Why the chitrapaksha Ayanamsha?
Without the Chitrapaksha ayanamsha using the Navamsha and divisional horoscopes is a needless grope into the depths of the aastrogy of Parashara. Dr. Raman never used any division horoscope. Perhaps becouse he Know that his ayanamsha would not work. I, at any rate, know that his ayanamsha falls totally when we make superfine use of divions horoscope.
There could be no research on divisional horoscope as the battle of anyanamsha continued for no rations reason. It was raised by those who had done research rver issue more lives but went on producing articles like mills. It confused the issue and more. It is only now that the divisional horoscope have come to get adequate attentionn.
I have shown repeadly that the Citrapaksha ayanamsha works on divisional horoscope. In this book, I have shown the use of so many division horoscope becouse I tested an event I saw in ahoroscope from the Jaimini angle also. When both seemed to converge on one point. It gave me an infailible clue to the meaning of divisional horoscope. I therefore insit that those who do not Know more techniques of predictions and do not re-test findings from different angles. Can never understand the utliltyb and depth of divisional horoscops. The technique is given my book on Jaimini’s Chara Dasha. Divisinal horoscope are delicate instruments. Different ayanamsha give a series of different divisinoal horoscope. An intellectually honest astrologer will try out different ayanamshas and see which one gives him results. It had to be done and will have to be done contiuosuly becouse even at one stage, the Chitrapaksha ayanamsha my be Inadequate to answer the demansnds of conscientions researcha may be inadewuate to answer the demants of conscientions researchers. I know that at a future date, This ayanamsha may have to undergo slight mosification, Till some brilliant astronomer. Astrologer doesthat, The Chitrapakaha ayanamsha will have to be treated like an ideal middle-class Hindu Husewife who ensures a good sumpturous meal for her husband every day.
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