Brihat Jataka

author: P. S. Sastri
edition: 2007, Ranjan Publications
pages: 227
language: English
ISBN-10: 8188230812
Topic: Jyotisha

Summary: This is the english translation of Varahamihira’s Brihat Jataka: A source book of Hindu Predictive Astrology, which is an important branch of Jyotisha. It highlights the characteristics of Rasis and Bhavas, longevity, planetary alignments and their various effects, as well as treating on Horoscopy.

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One can safely say that Hindu astrology took its birth through the teachings of Parasara, the sage of sages. The sage laid down the various principles in his Hora Sastra through his divine knowledge while instructing his disciple, the illustrious Maitreya. All later authors like Varaha Mihira, Prithu Yasas, Kalyana Varma etc. thoroughly digested the sage’s principles before they compiled their works.
The present translation in English is the first ever attempt in the press. To speak briefly of the work:—it deals with all the required basic aphorisms of Predictive astrology and advanced principles as well. Some highlights of the work are: Sixteen Vargas of Rasis, their use, Aspects of Rasis, Infant evils, Results of 12 bhavas, Longevity, Results of Bhava Lord’s positions in other Bhavas, Effects of Upagrahas, padas, Karakamsa, Rajayogas, combinations causing poverty. Effects of various Planetary Avasthas, Chara Dasa, Sookshma Dasa, detailed effects of Nakshatra Dasa, Kala Chakra Dasa etc. Ashtaka Varga Scheme, Female Horoscopy, Lost Horoscopy, Planetary Rays and various afflictions like Solar Ingression, Eclipses, Mole Nakshatra etc.
The present English translation is fully supported by enlightening explanations and quotations from various rare authoritative classic texts so that even an average student can usefully and clearly understand the principles to be applied to a practical horoscope.

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[About the author (P. S. Sastri)]

Contents of this online book (index):

The full text of the Brihat Jataka in English can be quickly summarized in the following table of contents. Becaue these pages are not available to read online, I would recommend you buy the book.

Chapter 1: On Signs [link]
Chapter 2: On Planets [link]
Chapter 3: Non Human Births [link]
Chapter 4: On Conception [link]
Chapter 5: Birth Conditions Indications from the time of Birth [link]
Chapter 6: Factors for Early Death Early death [link]
Chapter 7: Span of Life [link]
Chapter 8: Ruling & Sub Ruling periods [link]
Chapter 9: Ashtaka Varga [link]
Chapter 10: Nature of Profession [link]
Chapter 11: Rajayoga [link]
Chapter 12: Nabhas Yogas [link]
Chapter 13: Yogas for Moon [link]
Chapter 14: Combination of Planets [link]
Chapter 15: Renunciation [link]
Chapter 16: Traits of Asterisms [link]
Chapter 17: Moon in Different Signs [link]
Chapter 18: Planets in Signs [link]
Chapter 19: Aspects on Moon [link]
Chapter 20: Planets in Houses [link]
Chapter 21: Planets in Vargas [link]
Chapter 22: Miscellaneous [link]
Chapter 23: Anishta or Misfortunes Misfortunes [link]
Chapter 24: Female Horoscopy [link]
Chapter 25: On Death [link]
Chapter 26: Unknown Horoscopes Unknown Horoscopes. How to cast them. How to [link]
Chapter 27: On Drekkana (their nature) [link]

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