With the blessings of" SURYAAND
GANAPATHI ", I am presenting a humble treatise on" NAKSHATRA
BASED PREDICTIONS", which according to my knowledge and belief has not been made
available so far in "English language". I am not sure about other
languages, as I have not got an opportunity to read, mainly due to my ignorance
of other languages except Malayalam, Tamil and
Hindi, to some extent Sanskrit, and the languages if known, non-availability or
non-existence of' such books.
This book is based on my several years of research on
"NAKSHATRAS" and their importance on human beings. May the reader
decide suitability of this humble book. Maximum
possible information's have been given about each Nakshatra.
Readers of astrology can find this book most suitable as one can, without going
into detailed divisions of horoscope, understand 'what is in store' for them.
The system envisaged in this book is based on NAKSHATRAS' of the
'HINDUS'; 'ASTERISMS' or 'CONSTELLATIONS' of the 'WESTERN COUNTRIES'; 'MANZILS'
of the 'ARABS' and 'SIEU' of the 'CHINESE'.
When the readers go through the book, particularly from the ABLE
OF COMPARISON' under the heading 'The exact extension various Nakshatras (Asterisms)
and their equivalent star com prison with Greek, Arabic and Chinese names
" it will be seen that : the synonyms of the Hindu Nakshatras vary,
the essence and them of division are almost the same, which clearly establish
the fact the origin of Nakshatra divisions are from one and
the same system of source.
With the passage of time, Astrologers from various parts of the
world, according to their religious system and belief changed the ancient
system of Astrology to suit their requirement. One such example is the
reduction of zodiacal division from 28 Nakshatras to
27 Nakshatras. There is no dispute, whatsoever,
that the zodiac consists of 360 degrees
of are. However, there is a dispute of the exact extension of various Nakshatras even
the commencement of zodiacal group. According to 'me',
division of the zodiac from 28 to 27 Nakshatras is
to dispense with the cumbersome calculations involved under the far ancient
system of 28 Nakshatras, as under the system of 27 Nakshatras division
of the zodiac is very easy or it might be possible that there must have been an
easy system of unit of measurement, which along with various catastrophies must
have been vanished.
In addition to these 27 or 28 Nakshatras,
the Rgveda mentions certain other Nakshatras appearing
at northern and southern skies. They are identified as the two north polar Nakshatras called"
GREAT BEAR and THE LITTLE BEAR "; the two heavenly Dogs called" CANIS
MAJOR and CANIS MINOR"; and the divine Boat called" NAVIS ". Out
of the above additional Nakshatras, 'THE GREAT BEAR' was known as "
NAKSHATRAS OF THE SEVEN SAGES ( Saptarshi Nakshatras )".
The gamut of the division of the zodiac is to identify a certain
exact place of the zodiac; whether it be by
the method of division by 12 houses commencing from Aries to Pisces or by 27 or
28 Nakshatras commencing from Acvini to Revati.
It has to be established, why our ancient seers preferred to use terminology
such as" The Sun, Moon, Mars etc., while transiting such and such house or Nakshatra,
will produce such and such results"; why can't we say The Sun, Moon, Mars
etc., while transiting such and such degree-like 1st degree or 101st degree or
303.5 degree (hypothetical degrees) of the zodiac will produce such and such
, results ". The only usefulness which might be served by
such confusing terminologies, is perhaps, to acquaint us
with the contents of the zodiac. As otherwise, the existence of so many stars
in the zodiac would have been lost track of with the passage of time.
According to 'PANCA-SIDDHANTIKA' of Varahamihira,
Sage Vasistha, the author of the' V
ASISTHA-SIDDHANT A' replaced the system of 27 or 28 Nakshatra divisions
of the ecliptic by 12 divisions called the "SIGNS". It again establish the
fact that the original Astrology or jyotisha knew
only Nakshatra divisions and not Signs. Nakshatras are
not hypothetical or imaginary bodies; whereas "SIGNS" are not in
existence at all; hence the question of whether the "SIGNS" are
hypothetical or imaginary does not arise. Signs are just measure of a unit
created for easy calculation, understanding and communication.
I would not have been able to write this book but for the
inspiration given by Shri Narinder Sagar of Sagar Publication,
New Delhi: May God give him long life and prosperity.
"ASTROLOGY" or" JYOTISHA " is a ray of the
"SUN", the sole lightgiver of the Universe, the cause
of the seasons' and winds and the controller and Lord of the world.
'JYOTISHA' is 'JYOTIS' or 'LIGHT' or' DIVISION '.It is one of the
six limbs, the pair of eyes, the instrument of vision.
Lord 'MAHA VISHNU' revealed the 'JYOTISHA SHASTRA' (ASTROLOGY)
to Lord 'BRAHMA' who in turn transmitted this 'VISION or JYOTISHA SHASTRA' to
the Maharshis. Maharshi Garga stands
at the top of such Maharshis to whom BRAHMA transferred
The origin of the Nakshatra based
predictions is traced back to the VEDANTA PERIOD and is called "VEDANTA
JYOTISHA". Nakshatra is a Sanskrit word,
meaning of which as per one school of thought . "NAKSHA"
means to approach and" TRA " means
to guard. Thus in nutshell, each Nakshatra is
the abode of or house of 28 gods legated with the duties of guarding and
guiding the cosmic and solar evolutions.
Zodiac consist of 360 degrees of arc
which for the sake of facility is further divided into 12 houses of 30 degrees
each. It is again dividedd into 27 divisions of 13.20
degrees each called " NAKSHA TRAS or CONSTELLATIONS or
ASTERISMS or STAR or LUNAR MANIONS or SIEU". Eventhough we
have divided the zodiac into 27 individual Nakshatras or
Asterisms, they are only the principal members of the several groups of Nakshatras.
In other words, Nakshatra starting from Acvini is
the head of a particular group of stars.
According to second method there are 28 divisions or Nakshatras of 12.51-3/7 degrees
of each. This additional division lying between the arc of Uttara Ashadha and Cravana is
allocated to the Nakshatra called 'ABHIJIT'. In the
line of heirarchy of Nakshatras, Abhijit stands
at serial number 22, thereby shifting the serial number of succeeding
akshatras by one. Thus ultimately Revathi placed
at serial number 27 according to the widely accepted method, is placed at
serial number 28 due to inclusion of ABHIJIT.
According to third school of thought Abhijit is
placed in between Uttara Ashadha and Cravana Nakshatras and
the allocation of place in the zodiac is from 276.40 degrees to 280.54.13
degrees, curtailing the ownership of Uttara Ashadha from
13.20 degrees to 10.00 degrees and that of Cravana from
13.20 degrees to 12.25.47 degrees. This would, in other words, mean that there
is no curtailment of ownership of the area of the zodiac in respect of other Nakshatras i.e.
all Nakshatras other than Uttara Ashadha, Abhijit and Cravana owns
13.20 degrees of the zodiac.
Nakshatra is a unit of measure of space. Sun
covers an area of two and a quarter Nakshatra segment
along the ecliptic path. Each part or Pada of
constellation is one Navamsa of a sign. As the zodiac
is divided into 28 Nakshatra divisions, Moon while
transiting has to travel through one of the Nakshatras.
When birth takes place, the degree or nakshatra in
which the Moon is situated at that time is called one's birth star or Janma Nakshatra or
The first cry of the baby which is supposed to mark the entry of
the fifth element 'AIR' into the fluid lungs of the baby giving it pain is the
This book deals with predictions based on JANMA NAKSHATRA i.e.
as per the position of Moon in a particular Nakshatra at
the time of birth.
I have endeavered to analyse methods
and results based on Lagna Nakshatra (Ascendant
Constellation) in the 2nd and subsequent volumes. My intention initially was to
include both the systems in one book. Due to peculiarity of the system, it has
been decided to have separate volumes. Instead of treating the Lagna or
the Ascendant as one sign consisting of 30 degrees, I have introduced a
peculiar system of prediction based on the Nakshatra in
which LAGNA is rising at the time of birth. This would in other words mean that
predictions based on a particular degree in which Lagna or
the Ascendant falls.
According to the prevalent system of astrological predictions,
the entire sign or house which is purely hypothetical, is
considered for analising a horoscope. Two hours
period, which is the normal duration of a Lagna are
too large that lakhs of people must have been
born within the span of one Ascendant. My endeavour is
to narrow down such largeness. Hence I have attempted to make predictions based
on Each Lagna degree.
Actually what is required is to make an attempt to analyse an horoscope
based on the smallest unit of measurement of time. According to
SIDDHANTA-SIROMANI, 1 TATPARA is the smallest unit of measurement of time. Tatpara is
equal to 1/ 33750 seconds of the modern clock. In case we succeed in the analyse of
a horoscope based on TATPARA unit, no other science can partake astrology. I
hope, and earnestly request the astrological students to keep this in mind and
devote their valuable time to make further research. No doubt a big building
will have to be exclusively earmarked for keeping such analytical work as the
volumes of such research may run into thousands of volumes and that too, will
be possible, if some person dedicates his entire life for the sake of
I feel that the present day astrology is only an abridged form.
Had there not been the minutest analytical system of prediction, there would
not have been a mention of TATPARA in the SIDDHANT A SIROMANI. Even the Siddhanta Siromani gives
only the unit of measurement. Nothing has been mentioned about the purpose of
making such minutest unit of measurement of time. This indirectly indicates
that even at the time of Siddhanta Siromani, the system of prediction
based on such minutest unit of measurement of time was lost with the passage of
Separate chapters have been provided for each Nakshatra.
The readers will find that predictions based on JANMA NAKSHA TRA is easy to
understand, and proper use of remedial measures indicated in various chapters
will greately help the native to ward
off the evil propensity of Nakshatras.
The purpose of this book is to provide the readers with remedial
measures to counter act the evil propensities of Nakshatras.
We are initially controlled by the Moon. Then comes the SUN.
The concept followed in the system of "NAKSHA TRA BASED
PREDICTIONS" is based on one's" JANMA NAKSHATRA" (BIRTH
CONSTELLATION) i.e based on the Moon's position in a
particular Nakshatra at the time of birth and
" LAGNA NAKSHATRA" ( ASCENDANT CONSTELLATION). The following
information/data are required before proceeding further into the book:
1) An astrological Punchang or
Ephemeris of the year in which the native is born;
2) Find out the Latitude and Longitude of the
place of birth;
3) Birth time, date, month and the year of the native. Birth time
if noted in the Standard Time of a country should be converted into the Local
Mean Time of the local place of birth of the native. The formula for such
conversion is if the birth is in a place which is East of the Meridian add 4
minutes of time for each degree of difference in Longitude to the watch time or
Standard Time of the country concerned; if the birth is in a place which is West
of the Meridian, subtract (minus)from the
watch time 4 minutes for each degree of difference in Longitude. (For finding
out Latitude and Longitude of a particular place TABLE OF ASCENDANTS' or for
places in India only, Shri R.SANTHANAM'S book titled "LATITUDES,
LONGITUDES AND LOCAL MEAN TIMES FOR 5000 PLACES
IN INDIA" may be referred).
4) After finding out the exact Local Mean Time, take out the Punchanga of
the year under reference and turn to the page where planetary position for a
particular time, day and month is indicated. Mostly, modern Panchanga gives
planetary position at 5.30 A.M. Note down the exact degree in which Sun. Moon
and other planets are positioned;
5) Under the above method, you have the exact degree of the Moon's
position. Now find out the Nakshatra placement
of the Moon by using the Table given immediately after this paragraph. The Nakshatra in
which the Moon is placed at the time, of birth is called one's" JANMA
NAKSHATRA" OR" BIRTH CONSTELLATION ";
6) Now as in the case of Moon, find out the degree position of
planets in various Nakshatras;
7) Next step is to find out
the Lagna or Ascendant of the
terminology of Nakshatras in Malayalam
and Tamil Annexure I
Presiding Deity, Caste and identification marks of each Nakshatra Annexure II
or ruler of each Nakshatra Annexure III
GUNAs (Merits) Annexure IV
(Sex) of each Nakshatra Annexure V
of 28 Nakshatras into three
GANAs (communities) Annexure VI
Colour of each Nakshatra Annexure VII
of the human body governed by each Nakshatra Annexure VIII
of Nakshatras into four
circles Annexure IX
for the practice of MANTRASW Place of recitation selection of time
for recitation Asana or Postures Seat Jap Mala ( Rosary) No of Mantras to berecited at a stroke
Direction of Chant
measures to ward off the evil effects of Nakshatras (Constellations)
and Grihas (Planets)
Salutation to Lord Ganesha -Mantra of
Mother Gayatri -Mantra for
enlightenment Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra"
other Mantras for daily chanting Gayatri Mantras Mantras for
propitiating various planets
for Sade-Sathi, Kantaka Sani and Ashtama Sani
through Gems Main diseases found in human beings and its cure
RUDRAM The wonder Mantra Keeps away your problems-Keeps you healthy
and Evening Prayers
Rudraksha and it's use in Daily
Life-Various types of Rudrakshas with brief
description of each one
hints on NAMA KARAN (Name calling)
Medical Astrology (38)
Original Texts (290)
Vedic Astrology (57)
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