Shri Mantreswara's 'Phaladeepika' holds a most distinguished position amongst the great ancient astrological classics alongwith Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra, Varahmihira's Brihat Jataka and Vaidya Natha's Jataka Parijata. It deals in a most comprehensive and authoritative manner with almost all the astrological aspects of human life. There can be said to be nothing that this great work has omitted from its purview.
Some of the important subjects dealt with in a lucid manner in the book are: description and characteristic features of the various Signs, planets and bhavas (houses), the various kinds of strengths of planets and their awasthas with their effects, sources of livelihood, yogas or planetary combinations leading to affluence and poverty, effects of planets in different houses, effects of different Ascendants, Female horoscopy, matters relating to matrimony and progeny determination of longevity, judgment of houses, various kinds of Dasas and their effects, Ashtakavarga and Its importance In the Judging of effects of transit of planets, transit effects of planets and constellations, and description and influence of upagrahas.
The author of this book Shri Mantreswara is believed to have lived in the 13th century when this valuable work must have been compiled. It is said that he belonged to a family of Namboodari Brahmins and he was born in tirinevelley District of the erstwhile Madras Presidency (now known as Tamil Nadu). He was a devotee of Sukuntlambki Devi. As a young man his name was Markandeya Bhattadri. To attain knowledge he is said to have travelled to far off places like Badrika Ashram in Himalayas and Mithila Pradesh-By sheer dint of hard work and devotion, he became well versed In the Vedanta philosophy and in the knowledge of other sastras, and by severe observance of fast, penance and meditation, he became gifted with divine knowledge and assumed the name of Mantreswara. His knowledge of Astrology was profound and the reference In his book to Parasara, Varahamihira and other learned astrologers Indicates that he had made a deep study of all the ancient astrological works existing in his time.
The present book is so instructive that beginners as well as advanced students of Astrology can obtain very useful guidance from its study.
|Chapter 1||Description of Characteristic features of signs and houses||1-11|
|Chapter 2||Characteristic features of the planets and the matters falliong under their jurisdiction||12-27|
|Chapter 3||Divisions of a Sign||28-36|
|Chapter 4||The Strength of planets and houses||37-56|
|Chapter 5||Source of Livelihood||50-60|
|Chapter 7||Raja Yogas||90-100|
|Chapter 8||Effect of the Sun and other planets in the twelve houses||101-116|
|Chapter 9||Effect oj different Ascendants||117-122|
|Chapter 10||Matters relating to the 7th house||123-127|
|Chapter 11||Female Horoscopy||128-134|
|Chapter 12||Birth oj children (the 5th house)||135-145|
|Chapter 13||Determination of longevity||146-156|
|Chapter 14||Diseases, death and past and future births||157-166|
|Chapter 15||Assessment of houses||167-177|
|Chapter 16||General effects of the twelve houses||178-188|
|Chapter 17||Exit from the world||189-198|
|Chapter 18||Effecta of conjunction of two planets||197-202|
|Chapter 19||Dasas (major periods)of planets and their effects||203-213|
|Chapter 20||Effects of the Dasas oj the lords of houses||214-231|
|Chapter 21||Nature of Antar Dasas and Pratyantar Dasas||232-251|
|Chapter 22||Kalachakra Dasa||252-263|
|Chapter 24||Effects of Ashtakavarga according to Horosara||277-288|
|Chapter 25||Gullka and other Upagrahas||289-294|
|Chapter 26||Effects of transits of various planets and constallations||295-325|
|Chapter 27||Yogas leading to ascetism||326-327|
Item Code: NAO935 Author: Dr. G.S. Kapoor Cover: Paperback Edition: 2019 Publisher: Ranjan Publications ISBN: 8188230103 Language: Sanskrit text with English Translation Size: 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch Pages: 343 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 380 gms