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Translator(s)/ Editors(s): P S Sastri
Publisher: Ranjan Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8188230812
Brihat Jataka is a classic and one who does not master this text can never grasp the fundamentals of the science of Astrology. Theree are many translations of this text, and this volume seeks to offer a useful and valuable commentary.
The text is of great value to the scholars and students of Astrology. Many rare insights are offered. Parasara's work moves in one valuable direction, and Varahamihira's in another important direction.
A Unique text by India's greatest astronomer and astrologer Varaha Mihira known in India, Egypt, Greece and elsewhere. This work laid the solid foundations of Indian astrology.
Special combinations, indications for asceticism, rectification of Birth time, female horoscopy, Ashtaka varga and unknown birth horoscopes are explained in detail.
The chapter on the decanates is unique. It is a source-book for all Vedic astrology principles. The commentator has discussed the text on the basis of his own vast experience.
This is essential for beginners as well for practitioners.
About the Translator:
Prof P.S. Sastri M.A. Ph.D. D.Litt born on 22nd January 1920 is an M.A. in English, Sanskrit, Telugu and Philosophy, has Ph. D degrees in Rigveda, aesthetics and Coleridge and D. Litt in Indian Philosophy.
Formerly a Professor and Head of the Department of English, University of Nagpur (Retired 1980) and was president All India Teachers Conference Varanasi (1950). He authored nearly Sixty Books on Literature and Philosophy, English and Telugu. He translated Astrological classics and authored works like:-
Rectification of Birth Time
Secrets of Astakavarga
Text Book of Scientific Hindu Astrology
1. ON SIGNS:
Explanation of technical terms. Definition of Astrology. Hora, Signs and organs. Ownerships. Vargas. Hora, Drekkana. Exaltation and Debilitation. House and signs, colors
Nature of the Planets. Divisions. Caste and sex. Aspects. Friends, foes and neutrals. Temporary relationships. Shadbala
3. NON HUMAN BIRTHS:
Different kinds of births. Animal births. Birth of Birds and plants
4. ON CONCEPTION:
Consummation of Marriage. Mars and Moon and Menstruation. When conception occurs. Effect the births have. Abortion. Easy delivery. Birth of eunuchs, triplets, Sex determined. Multiple Births. Duration of pregnancy
5. BIRTH CONDITIONS:
Indications from the time of Birth. Where abouts of the father. Illegitimate births. Nature of the birth place. forsaken child. Birth rectification. Birth chamber. Divisions of the body. Evil conjunctions
6. FACTORS FOR EARLY DEATH:
Early death. Contrivations for early death. Importance of Jupiter. Antidotes
7. SPAN OF LIFE:
Number of years given by the planets. Reductions. Years given by lagna. chakrapata Krurodaya reductions. Astangata and other reductions. Longevity of animals. Full longivity. Canflicting theories. School of Jivasarama. Satyacharya's views
8. RULING AND SUB RULING PERIODS:
Periods and subperiods. The sequence of dasas. Results of the various dasas. Naisargika dasas. The nature and results of the dasas
9. ASHTAKA VARGA:
Its relation to transits. Contributions of Bindus. Their interpretation
10. NATURE OF PROFESSION:
Profession. Source of livelihood. Inherited wealth. Legacies, Various combinations. Varied means
Combinations for power and authority. Kingship. Political power. Weak Raja yogas. Bandits.
12. NABHAS YOGAS:
Varieties of Asraya and Akritiyogas, Sankhya yogas. Comparison with other yogas
13. YOGAS FOR MOON:
Lunar positions and Conjunctions Adhiyoga. Sunapha etc. Kemadurma. Navamsa. upachayas
14. COMBINATION OF PLANETS:
Results of the conjunction of two planets. Conjunctions referring to the Sun, Moon and planets
Renunciation. Various kinds of Sanyasa or asceticism. Time of Renunciation
16. TRAITS OF ASTERISMS:
Influence of constellations. Mental and physical characteristics
17. MOON IN DIFFERENT SIGNS:
Effects of the Moon in the various signs
18. PLANETS IN SIGNS:
Effects of the planets in the different signs
19. ASPECTS ON MOON:
Results of the aspects of the planets. Significance of the special aspect from various positions. Different kinds of aspects on Hora, Dekkana, Navamsa, Dwadasamsa etc.
20. PLANETS IN HOUSES:
Planets in various houses. Bhava defined. Various planets in different Bhavas. When do they give full or no results?
21. PLANETS IN VARGAS:
Special combinations. Results of own houses. Exaltation and debilitation. Kumbha lagna. Planets in Horas. Moon in Drekkanas. Navamshas in various signs. Vargothama. Dwadasamsa. Trimsamasa etc.
Miscellaneous. Karaka planets. Natural aspects. Planets in the beginning, middle and end of a sign
23. ANISHTA OR MISFORTUNES:
Misfortunes. Prosperity of Bhavas. Children and wife. Importance of bhawara lagna. Loss of children and wife. Deformity in wife. Late marriage. Adultery. Diseases. Blindness, Insanity, Slavery, Boldness, Hysteria, imprisonment
24. FEMALE HOROSCOPY:
Female horoscopy. Houses 7 and 8. Trimsamsa. Adultery, Divorce, widowhood. Sex compatibility. Death before that of the husband
Kinds of diseases. Place of death. Unnatural death. Papakartari. Time of death. Fate of the dead body. Post and future lives
26. UNKNOWN HOROSCOPES:
Unknown Horoscopes. How to cast them. How to fit the date and time of birth
Decanates. Their nature
28. Concluding Chapter