Thursday, May 27, 2004

K.P. Astrology Books

Books and Books and Books and ……. So I am writing a lot about books. I have written about books on classical astrology and books on Lal Kitab (at least you have download links now.) I am also planning to write all books available on Lal Kitab subject. Recently there are lots of books on this subject that are not just translation/transliteration.

Anyway, I am often asked about what book one should read to lean KP System. Nowadays there are many books on the subject. KP's own publications brings few new books every year in the market. But I have my own opinion. IMHO one should read only six readers by Sri K.S. Krishnamurti i.e. -

1. Casting the Horoscope (1st reader)
2. Fundamental Principles of Astrology (2nd reader)
3. Predictive Stellar Astrology (3rd reader)
4. Marriage, Married life and children (4th reader)
5. Transit Gocharapala Nirayam (5th reader)
6. Horary Astrology (6th reader)

These books will give you sufficient idea of the system. I am not very sure but probably "Astrology & Ahrishta", the magazine edited by Sri KSK, is also available in hard-bound format. If that is available, you can purchase them. Those are another good way to learn Krishnamurti Padhdhati. Other than Sri KSK's own books, there are not too many good books to learn the system. I remember two other books those are sufficient good. One is "Nakshatra Chintamani" (as far as I remember the name) by Mr. Bhat (again I don't remember the full name of author). This book is available in xerox format only. Other books are three books set by Mr. Jyotindra Hasve. Primarily these books are in Marathi and I am not aware whether Hindi/English edition is available or not. But I guess it would be available. As I told in introduction there are many books and many authors. But these are the books that I like most.

P.S.: I also receive lots of requests for available KP software. I am planning to write in detail about that. Meanwhile you can have a look on KP astrology software of the company promoting this blog.

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Download Lal Kitab

One Lal Kitab in Hindi can be foudn here on Lal Kitab yahoogroup -
Download Lal Kitab (in English)
You will have to be a member of this group to download any file. A Lal Kitab student will find many useful resources at this location. So go get it.

Lal Kitab in Hindi can be downloaded from here -
Download Lal Kitab - Arun Samhita 1952 Edition (in Hindi)

Lal Kitab in PDF format can be downloaded from here -
Lal Kitab in PDF Format (in English)

If any visitor of this website knows about other Lal Kitab download links, please let me know. I'll publish it here.

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Few More Books Download

One of the readers of this blog asked for Lal Kitab. I remember I had one copy of Lal Kitab in downloadable format. But this time I was unable to find it. I did a google search for Lal Kitab. But surprisingly it brings me to this blog. Anyway, I found another page where there were some other books available for download. You will also find some other Vaidik astrology treatise like Garga Hora, Bhavartha Ratnakar, Prashna Tantra and Sanketnidhi.

Please check the link here.

Monday, May 24, 2004

Free Astrology Books Download

I have seen lots of people searching for free Vedic astrology books. I have found one website where they have given all ancient Vedic astrology treatise like Brihat Jatak, Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra (BPHS), Saravali, Garga Hora, and Horasara etc. Other than that you will find all four Vedas i.e. Riga veda, Sama veda, Yajur veda, and Atharva veda and upnishadas.

For ease of download I am also giving the direct link of the books here -

Brihat Jataka (zip.74KB)
Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra (zip.195KB)
Kalyana Varma's Saravali (zip.164KB)
Garga Hora by Sage Gargacarya (zip.56KB)
Horasara of Prithuyasas (zip.95KB)

First three books are called Brihattrayi (three biggies) of Vedic astrology. It means that these are the three most important Vedic astrology reads. Without these one can not complete his/her jyotish learning. I hope you will find it useful.

Here is the actual link of the page.

Keep enjoying the blog and don't forget to put your comments.

Monthly Predictions in Hindi

For the last few months I was planning to crate dynamic fonts for Hindi writing. But somehow I was not getting sufficient time. There were lots of things that I wanted to write in Hindi. But the most important thing was my astrology article. I used to write on astrology regularly in various Hindi magazines and I wanted to publish them to net. Finally I got the success. So here is the link -

Monthly predictions of the month of July 2004.

Saturday, May 22, 2004

Book Review: Chandrakala Nadi

Book Name: Chandrakala Nadi
Author: Jagannath Bhasin
Publisher: Ranjan Publications, 16, Ansari Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi - 110 002.

Today I purchased "Chandrakala Nadi", an astrology book based on Nadi branch of Vedic astrology. The book is written by my favorite author Late Sri J. N. Bhasin. Like his other books, it is quite useful reading. The most important feature of this book is, it tries to explain the rationale behind Nadi predictions using classical astrology principles.

As the author mentions in the introduction of the book, there are various Nadi texts like Nandi Nadi, Sukra Nadi, Bhujandar Nadi etc. in south India similar to Bhrigu Samhita, Ravan Samhita and Arun Samhita in north India where native can get full details of his life. Normally you have to give your thumb impression to the Nadi reader and the Nadi reader 'the astrologer' will come-up with your natal chart and other life details like your name and other family members name, profession etc.

Other then that he tries to get answers of some old confusion in our classical texts e.g. which house should be taken for father - 9th or 10th, and which planet should be taken for husband Venus or Jupiter etc.

Anyway an interesting read. The people who like this book will also like "Sapta Rishi Nadi", a similar text by the same author.

Sunday, May 09, 2004

Text Book of Scientific Hindu Astrology

Few days back I had written about "Astrology Books and Authors for beginners." There I missed out one very good book. It is "Text Book of Scientific Hindu Astrology" by Prof. P.S. Sastri published by Ranjan Publications, the leading publication of Vaidic astrology books in the world. The major feature of this book is, it encompasses most of the text by our sages. You will find it a complete book for beginners. The perspective of Author is very clear. He tried to stick to the Vedic astrology principles and given example horoscopes whenever required. He didn't hesitate to take ideas of western school of astrology, if he found them useful. But beware that this book requires a lot of patience, as it is an abstract of all Vedic texts. Due to broadness of the subject covered, it will take time to grasp for astrology beginners. Anyway, a must have book for astrology student.

Saturday, May 08, 2004

Rectification of Birth Time

Rectification of birth time is difficult but essential part of astrology learning. In India and most part of the world it is difficult to get exact time of childbirth. So the time we get, as an astrologer, is most of the time incorrect.

There are various birth time rectification methods in Vaidic Astrology suggested by our sages. Here is a list of some popular ones -

* Parshara's method of rectification
* Varahamihira's method of rectification (Nashta Jatakam given in Brihat Jatak)
* Kalidasa method of birth time rectification
* Kerala Jyotish Rectification
* Event based rectification
* KP System method of rectification
* Nadi and Bhrigu's method of rectification
* Pre-natal Epoch

Yes, you are right, it is not a complete list of all available methods. Expert astrologers use various techniques to find correct birth time. In all these techniques, I found my own technique, which is quite reliable. First and most important, you have to determine the lagna (ascendant) rising at the birth time. For that I found the feedback method of Lal Kitab is the best method. For every planet is particular house, there are particular indications. You can find those indications (feedback questions) from Lal Kitab.

I once read a book "Grahon Dwara Lagna Evam Akriti Ki Pahchan (in Hindi)" published by "Bihari Pustak Akadami". From this book too you can get some idea of impact of various planet and rising sign on the body of the native. This book is a great asset for an astrology student. This method can also be used for finding the correct lagna.

Once you get the lagna fixed, you can use KP's ruling planets method of rectification to fix the minutes and second of birth.

I don't say that it is the best method. But I can say, atleast, that it worked very well for me.

Thursday, May 06, 2004

Win of Pseudo-Science???

OK, Final verdict is there. Now no one can challenge it. Yes, I am talking about Supreme Court's decision on UGC's decision of introducing Vedic astrology courses in Indian universities. Now there is no need to care about pseudo-scientists and what they think about astrology. No need to prove astrology on the parameter of lesser matured sciences. I always used to believe that it is not possible to prove astrology on the parameters or the definition of science. Astrology is much beyond science and science will take some time to modify it and it's parameters to include sciences like astrology in it. A lot has been written over it and I don't want to start another debate on it. I just wanted to congratulate Supreme Court for it's another great decision.

Read complete news story here.