Thursday, August 26, 2004

Best KP Astrology Books

We at our KP System Forum, see this query very often - "What are the best KP System Books" available in market. Due to regularity of this question being raised, I thought to write it here. In my opinion following books are best suited to learn KP System (Krishnamurthi Paddhati) -

1. Six Reades by Sri K.S. Krishnamurthi, the inventor of KP System (more details can be found at 6 readers of KP Astrology
2. Nakshatra Chintamani (3 parts) By Chandrakant Bhat
3. Books by Jyotindra Hasbe (Available in Marathi, the time I read them)
4. Astrology & Athrishta, magazine edited by Sri KSK, (old copied would be available)
5. Astrosecrets & Krishnamurti Padhdhati (3 parts) by M.P. Shanmugham & K. Subramaniam

Other than Sri KSK's KP System, there are some more systems developed on top of KP System e.g. four steps theory and cuspal interchange theory. I discourage any starter of KP System to go through these theories before understanding K P System properly. It can confuse the learner.

I am sure you will be looking for the place in your town where you can purchase the books. I have created a KP Bookshps section in our KP Astrology Community where you can find the KP booksellers around the world.

Fundamental Principles of K P System

Grouping of House
Placidus Cusp
Some other western Ideas like aspects and progression
Improtance to Nakshatra
Owner is less powerful than occupant in signifying the hosue matter
K P Ayanamsa
Only Vimshottari Dasa is acceptable
No Yoga acceptable
No Divisisional charts acceptable
Ruling Planets
More mathematical calculations required
Less importance to planets


  1. Anonymous1:23 AM

    I must say its a great post. Keep up the good work.

    Garret Hunter

  2. What is the name of the Publication of the Book - Nakshatra Chintamani -by C. Bhatt Sir

    As well as - Prashna Jyotis - of Horrari..

    Pls Help me out..
    Pls Mail me n let me know.

  3. Astrology & Athrishta, magazine edited by Sri KSK, (old copied would be available) Where it is available and how much it costs please send details to