Sripati Paddhati Edited with Sanskrit Text and English
commentary by V Surahmanya Sastri is a monumental
work. The extensive notes with necessary explanatory
tables are very much the core of the book.
Jatakakarma Paddati came to treated as a separate branch of
Astrological study and extensive commentaries were later
developed based on Sripati paddhati.
This Crisp work expounds the Fundamentals at arriving a good
Horoscope and the Method to working out the horoscopes being
equipped for the task.
The Author Sripati Expounds the thorough study of the existing
authoritatve works on Astrology and the basis for arriving at a good
horoscope. Starting with the calculation for the correct birth time,
The correct placement of Planets in the horoscope, The Bhavas,
The aspects of Planets, The dasas, and other relevant details necessary
for the Horoscopes are extracted. The Calculational aspects of all
horoscopic details arevery well explained.
The book contains valuable and precise methods to analyse a
Horoscope. Sripati Paddati has been considered as the core
fundamental for the astrological calculations and the concepts are
presented with notes and tables in a detailed manner.
To enhance the facility of study and reference, the notes on each
sloka is given after the translation of the verse itself. The
explanations have been made fuller and comprehensive.
The Present edition should enable the learner to comprehend fully
the Jatakakarma paddati and arive at a good horoscope.
An Essential book for every one who wishes to learn astrology in a
The encouraging reception of the last edition is responsible
for this revised edition of the Sripatipaddhati.
Sripati appears to have lived in the first half of the eleventh
century A. D. He was a Brahmin descended from the sage
Kasyapa: his grand-father was Nagadeva. Sripati was a reputed
mathematician, an astronomer whose opinions wete said to have
been held in great respect even by Bhaslara, and author of
about nine treatises including 2iadiq (Sripatiya), a commentary
on Brihatjataka, and (Sripatipaddhati), the present work.
(Jatakakarmapaddhat:) came to be treated as a
separate branch of study about the middle of the eighth century
A. D. and amongst the writers on this subject of mathematical
astrology, (Sripatibhatta) was one of the earliest, lis
predecessors being 2 fat (Sridhara) and (Neelakanta).
Sripati has had no successor for four centuries till a7 (Kesava)
by his expositions established a unique place for himself in this
field. Further, commentaries on Sripatipaddhati itself are a large
In the present edition, for the sake of convenience and facility
of study and reference, the note on each sloka is given after the
translation of the verse itself, instead of being given separately at
the end as in the previous edition the explanations have been
fuller and more comprehensive. The slokas of (Kesavapaddhati),
a remarkable and highlydfetued work on the subject, have
been quoted in their entirety in their appropriate places, it being
considered that Kesava’s views and exposition of (Jatakapaddhati)
would enhance the value and usefulness of this work.
Additional explanations have been added to illustrate the text.
My esteemed friend, Mr. Robert De Luce of Los Angeles,
America, himself a well-known scholar and author of several
works on Astrology, has kindly furnished me with a short sum-
mary of these chapters which I have the greatest pleasure in
inserting asan Appendix. The reader will agree that the resumé
is simple, clear and terse and helpful to beginners.
If the present edition should enable the ordinary reader
correctly to appraise the combined strength of the planets for any
particular point of time, I should consider myself amply rewarded.
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