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Vimsottari and Udu Dasa's (Parasara's Key to Prognostication)

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Item Code: NAJ126
Author: Sanjay Rath
Language: English
Edition: 2021
ISBN: 8170820243
Pages: 278 (10 B/W Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch
Weight 350 gm
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About the Book

This Book goes into the intricacies of the vimsottari and other nakshatra based planetary Dasa (Udu Dasa) to bring out their need & usage. An independent chapter is devoted to the choice of Dasa, the how why of choosing the right Dasa for a chart while considering the various criteria as well as variation option in a step by step approach. Judgement of Dasa message of the charts & in timing the events that the drama of life shall show.


About the Author

Sanjay Rath is a graduate in mechanical engineering and has been in Government service in India (1990 Batch). He is internationally famous for his research work into the Jaimini system of Vedic astrology. He is author of Crux of Vedic Astrology – Timing of Events, Jaimini Maharishis Upadesa Sutras, Vedic Remedies in Astrology and Narayana Dasa. His books have been accepted as standard text by the students around the world & he leads probably the most influential of the Jyotish lists on the web. He is teaching Vedic astrology at the Sri Jagannath Vedic Centre at Delhi. He belongs to a traditional family astrology at the Sri Jagannath Vedic Centre at Delhi. He belongs to a traditional family of astrologers from Bira Balabhadrapur Sasan Village of Puri, Orissa. His grandfather, the late Pundit Jagannath Rath was the Jyotish Ratna of Orissa and had authored many books on Jyotish. He was known for his precise predictions and scientific approach.



Understanding Parasara

Understanding Parasara has been the objective of my life and as we walk this tedious and circuitous road, we find that there is much more to the great Guru than what we have fathomed so far. There is a depth in the thought that has hitherto not been written nor spoken of anywhere, and this book is an attempt at explaining some parts of the Brihat Parasara Hora Shastra, at least the chapter related to the dasas. Although seemingly easy, the Vimsottari dasa is the high watermark of Brihat Parasara Hora Shastra. This book goes into the intricacies of the Vimsottari and other nakshatra based planetary dasa (udu dasa) to bring out their need and usage. Often ignored and rejected as 'incorrect', these dasas have fallen into disuse due to the effect of the Kali Yuga. With the advent of a very minor satya time cycle of 480 years from 2000 AD (approx), this knowledge is on its way to rejuvenation and shall again become visible for the use of this world.

Reasons for Secrecy Rather than blaming the tradition for hiding things indiscriminately, it is necessary to understand the reasons for the same. Knowledge that can cause sorrow or that can be misused by unscrupulous astrologers was kept secret by the families associated with the tradition of Jyotish. As an illustration take Moola Dasa which delves into the past Karma and brings out the exact period when the effect of curses and bad karma would fructify. This knowledge can be misused by bad astrologers who could start telling all kinds of tales to loot their gullible clients and the net result would be a bad name for Jyotish.

We have given many secrets of the tradition in this book and in doing so, shall suffer the risk of sin if this knowledge is misused. We give this with a prayer that this may not be misused. Another reason for giving this is that in a book titled Mandooka Dasa, the Lagna Kendradi Rasi Dasa has been taught. Mandooka is a totally different dasa system. After debating for many years the benefit or otherwise of keeping this knowledge a secret, we have felt that silence is the cause of doubt and misconception as taught in the Sanskrit aphorism "maunam sammati lakshanam". The primary case being that it delves into past births and helps us to gain a better understanding of our selves and the causes of so much sorrow, its timing as well as its remedy. To keep silent in the face of teachings and statements to which we cannot agree, amounts to accepting the same as correct. In the best interests of the tradition of Vedic Astrology, it is better to give out what we know so that the world at large can debate on the merits of this great knowledge of the seers.

The Book

Although originally planned for 16 chapters, this first edition of the book is divided into 18 chapters which cover the foundation of Vedic Astrology, the paradigm of the nakshatra as well as each individual Udu dasa. An independent chapter is devoted to the choice of dasa, the how and why of choosing the right dasa for a, chart while considering the various criteria as well as variation options in a step by step approach. Judgment of dasa includes the principles, in general used for reading the message of the charts and in timing the events that the drama of life shall show.

The appendices include a discussion on the philosophy and mathematics behind the Vimsottari dasa. The order of the other dasa and their mathematics has been explained in chapters dedicated to each. Since Vimsottari is the best, care has been taken to explain the philosophy and logic in greater detail in the appendix. Another appendix gives tables for calculating the dasa balance, and major and sub-periods of each of the dasa. The appendix on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) includes some interesting questions about dasa usage, calendar etc. Readers can send their queries to this scribe and we shall attempt to address them in future editions.

As and when time and space permit, we shall include the remaining seven chapters in a subsequent edition. There is nothing 'original' about our work as we are only attempting to be a sincere servant to the great seer Parasara. Whatever omissions or commissions occur in this book are solely our fault and can be attributed to our meager intelligence that struggles to decipher the teachings of the Vedic Seers.






  Prayer iii
  Preface iv
  Contents vi-ix
  List of Figures x
  List of tables x
  List of Charts xiii
1 Jyotish Foundation 1
  1.1 Dasa: Time & State 1
  1.2 Rasi: The Sign & Houses 4
  1.3 Tithi: Vedic Date 5
  1.4: Drishti: Sight of Signs & Planets 6
  1.5: Argala: Planetary & Sign Intervention 11
  1.6 Arudha (Pada): The Image 15
  1.7: Karaka: The Significators 17
2 Nakshatra: The constellations 20
  2.1: The Light of the Stars 20
  2.2: Astavasava: The Eight Illuminators 20
  2.3: Twenty seven constellation 22
  2.4: Twenty Eight Nakshatra 29
3 Dasa Applicability 31
  3.1: Parasara's advise 31
  3.2: Selection methodology 36
  3.3: Illustrations 40
  3.4: Conclusion 47
4 Judgment of Results 51
  4.1: Lordship of Houses & signs 51
  4.2: Placement 56
  4.3: Yoga (Union/ special relationship) 63
  4.4: Dispositor 65
  4.5: Planetary Status 65
  4.6: Upagraha (Subsidiary Planets) 66
  4.7: Dasa Pravesh Chakra 66
  4.8: Gochara (transits) 67
  4.9: Astakavarga 69
  4.10: Chara Karata 69
  4.11: Satyacharya's Principle 70
  4.13: Esoteric tables(Chakra) 70
  4.14: Illustrations 72
5 Vimosottari Dasa 78
  5.1: Dasa Scheme 78
  5.2: Order of Dasa 78
  5.3: Starting dasa 78
  5.4: Period of Dasa 81
  5.5: Calculation & dasa table 82
  5.6: Ayur dasa 90
  5.7: Case Studies 94
  5.8: Event analysis & Prediction 124
6 Vimosottari Variations 154
  6.1: Tara Dasa 154
  6.2: Moola Dasa 158
  6.3: Tribhagi Vimsottari Dasa 166
  6.4: Compressed Vimsottari Dasa 173
7 Ashtottari Dasa 178
  7.1: Ashtottari Dasa Scheme 178
  7.2: Dasa Period 178
  7.3: Calculation 180
  7.4: Case Study 183
  7.5: Tithi Ashotottari Dasa 187
  7.6: Tithi Ashtottari Illustration 188
8 Shodasottari Dasa 194
  8.1: Applicability condition 194
  8.2: Dasa Scheme 194
  8.3: Dasa Period 195
  8.4: Dasa Calculation 196
  8.5: Illustration 196
9 Dwasasottari Dasa 199
  9.1: Applicability 199
  9.2: Dasa Scheme 199
  9.3: Dasa Period 199
  9.4: Dasa Calculations 200
  9.5: Illustration 200
10 Panchottari Dasa 203
  10.1: Applicability 203
  10.2: Dasa Scheme 203
  10.3: Dasa Period 203
  10.4: Dasa Calculations 204
  10.5: Illustrations 204
11 Satabdika Dasa 207
  11.1: Applicability 207
  11.2: Dasa Scheme & Periods 207
  11.3: Illustration 208
12 Chaturasiti Sama Dasa 211
  12.1: Order of Dasa 211
  12.2: Starting dasa 211
  12.3: Dasa Period 211
  12.4: Illustration 212
13 Dwisaptati Sama Dasa 217
  13.1: Dasa Scheme 217
  13.2: Dasa Period & Calculation 217
  13.3: Case Study 218
14 Shastyhayani Dasa 228
  14.1: Introduction 228
  14.2: Dasa Scheme & Calculation 228
  14.3: Illustration 230
15 shattrimsa Sama Dasa 235
  15.1: Introduction 235
  15.2: Order & period of the dasa 235
  15.3: Applicability 236
  15.4: Illustration 237
16 Unlocking the vimsottari Paradigm 242
  16.1: Basic Mathematics 242
  16.2: Cycles of Time 242
  16.3: Basis of Periods 246
17 Dasa Tables 248
  17.1: Using tables 248
  17.2: Vimsottari dasa tables 250
  17.3: Tribhagi Vimsottari Tables 250
  17.4: Ashtottari dasa tables 252
  17.5: Shodasottari dasa tables 257
  17.6: Dwisaptati dasa tables 259
  17.7: Shattrimshat Sama dasa 261
18 Frequently Asked Questons 263


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