28 February 2012

Nadi Jyothisha - Jeeva and Sareera

Out of many important factors which have to be taken into consideration and special attention has to be paid for assessing the results of a House or Bhava are Jeeva and Sareera. The soul is named as Jeeva and the body goes by the appellation of Sareera. The Jeeva and the Sareera have to be worked out for every Bhava or House for proper predictions as they are the main planets on whom the results depend to some extent. It may be noted thet the jeeva and Sareera planets should be benefics to the particular native and well posited in the chart apart from benefic aspects etc for good results to flow. One has to consider whether the jeeva and Sareera planets are inimical to each other. Various authors and scholars have divergent views about the Jeeva and the Sareera. They have their own methods to find them out.
According to some Nadi Granthas, the Lagna is the soul and the Chandra Lagna is the Sareera. From these it follows or could be inferred that the Lord of Lagna is the Jeeva Planet and the Sareera Planet is the one which owns the Chandra Rasi. Their Strengths or Weakness is reflected in the results. For predictions Lagna along with Chandra lagna and placement of Planets with reference these Lagnas are examined.

Another view is that the owner of the house where a particular Bhavathipathi is posited is the Jeeva of that Bhava and the Lord of the House in which the Jeeva Planet is situated in the Sareera Planet. For example in a Mesha Lagna Horoscope in which Guru is in Simha and Ravi is in Vrishchika as per the chart 1 given below. The Jeeva planet of 9th house is Ravi and Kuja is the Sareera Planet of the 9th House.
The Lord of the 9th House Guru is in Simha so the Lord of Simha is the Jeeva planet of 9th House. Ravi, the Jeeva planet is in Vrishchika so the Lord of Vrishchika-Kuja is the Sareera planet.
Some scholars arrive at the Jeeva and Sareera Planets by taking into consideration the Karakathwas. The Lord of the house in which the Karakathwa is situated become the jeeva. The relevant House Lord counted from the placement of karakathwa planet become the Sareera Planet. The principle can be elucidated from the following example.
In Chart 2 where the Lagna is Mesha, the Moon, Chandra is in Kanya. One of the Karakathwa of Chandra is Mother. As Chandra is in kanya, its Lord budha becomes the jeeva planet for mother. 4th house represents mother so 4 houses counted from the placement of chandra is Dhanus, the lord of dhanus Guru becomes the Sareera planet for mother.
In the stellar system of astrology, the constellations and their lords are the basis to find out the jeeva and sareera planets of the respective bhavas or houses in a chart. The jeeva planet is the lord of the constellation in which the particular Bhava Lord is posited and the Sareera planet is the Lord of the star in which the Jeeva planet is situated. For example in a Mesha lagna horoscope, when Chandra ( lord of the 4th house ) is in the constellation Uthiradam ( Ravi’s star ) Ravi is termed as the Jeeva Planet for the 4th house. Ravi ( The Jeeva Planet in this case ) is in the constellation Poorattadhi, so the lord of Poorattadhi i.e., guru becomes the Sareera planet for the 4th House.
Ravi’s jeeva planet for 4th house in Guru is the sareera planet for the 4th house.
Ravi is in Poorattadhi and Chandra is in Uthiradham.
When the jeeva planet joins another strong or powerful planet, the powerful or stronger planet becomes the jeeva planet. In other words the stronger or powerful planet snatches away the right of the other planet. This may happen in the case of Sareera also.The following example will make it clear. See chart 4 where Sukra is exalted in Meena.
Ravi is in Poorattadhi and Sukra in revathi. Chandra is in Uthiradham.
Sukra is the jeeva planet and Budha is the Sareera planet of the 4th house.
In the Chart no 4, Ravi and Sukra are in Meena, on account of the exaltation of Sukra, Ravi does not become the Jeeva Planet though Chandra is in the constellation of Ravi.
In cases where the Bhava lord is in his own constellation, the Bhava Lord himself becomes the jeeva Planet. The Lord of the house in which the Jeeva lord is tenanted is the Sareera planet. For clarity see Chart 5 and explanation thereon.
Chandra in Rohini.
In the Chart 5 Chandra the lord of 4th house is in Rohini ( Chandra’s Constellation ) So Chandra becomes the Jeeva Planet and as Chandra is in Vrishabaha ( owned by Sukra ) Sukra becomes the Sareera Planet for the 4th Bhava or house.
At times the Bhava lord is not only situated in his own constellation but also placed in his own house and in these cases the Jeeva planet itself becomes the Sareera planet. For explanation see chart 6.
Ravi is in Uththiram.
The Lord of 5th Bhava ( Putra Bhava ) Ravi is in the constellation Uththiram which is owned by Ravi himself so he is the Jeeva planet. As Ravi is in his own house simha, he is the sareera planet for the 5th house. In this connection it may be noted that Ravi and guru have one of their constellations in their respective houses.
For good and favourable results to flow, the following point have to be considered along with other factors.
  • The Jeeva and Sareera planets should not be inimical to each other.
  • The Gunas acquired by the Jeeva and Sareera planets should be in consonance with their own gunas.
  • They ( jeeva and Sareera planets ) should be in benefic houses.
  • The respective planets ( Jeeva and Sareera planets ) should not be associated or aspected by their enemies or situated in their enemy’s houses.
  • The situation of Jeeva and Sareera planets in their friendly houses, exaltation houses, own houses and aspects of benefic planets should also be noted.
  • The Jeeva and Sareera Theory as stated above are only extensions of principles in respect of houses applied to the constellations and their lords.

Prediction -Stellar Effects(Stellar Astrology)-Meena 2 System
The Subject Predictive Astrology is one of the most complex parts in Astrology, most astrologers will be able to consider themselves in the subject. Predictive part and Timing of events poses the greatest challenge to an astrologer’s reputation. Now a days it is very difficult to get a Astro Guru who can fairly proficient to part his knowledge to the society and help in interpret the secrets of astrology.
Vaikuntavaasi Sri N V Raghava Chary (Meena 2) had given number of principles and interpretation techniques to arrive at timing of events in his work” Practical Stellar Astrology” (based on Nadi Principles). In his Meena 2 system he had given easy principles which helps an astrologer to foresee results. This article is based on Meena 2 system(Stellar Astrology)-I have taken one principle from his work and want to state here that how important the Stellar Astrology in Prediction.
In cases where friendly and benefic planets aspect each other mutually, when a plant is situated in one of the constellations of the mutually aspecting planets, one can foresee beneficial and auspicious results at appropriate period or periods.
Chart 1
In the above example, the Lagna is Mesha for which Guru is a Yoga Karaka Planet. Guru is in Uthiradam, the constellation belonging to Ravi who is also a Yoga karaka for Mesha Lagna. Chandra is the Lord of 4th House. There is the mutual aspect between Ravi and Chandra who are friends and further the Lords of 5 and 4 are mutually aspecting which is good as a Yoga is formed. As Guru who is in Uthiradam gets the effect of Ravi and Chandra who are also the friends of Guru. Under these circumstances beneficial results will be the outcome.


In cases where friendly and benefic planets aspect each other mutually, when a planet is situated in one of the constellations of the mutually aspecting planets, one can foresee beneficial and auspicious results at appropriate period or periods
Chart 2a
Guru is in Uthiram
Here the Lagna is Vrichika and Guru is a Yogakaraka for the said Lagna. Guru is in Uthiram. The constellation belongs to Ravi. Ravi is the owner of Simha and he is in the 10 th House. Sani is with Ravi in Simha where Ravi is more powerful than Sani as Ravi owns the house and he is also in the 10th House. There is also enmity between Ravi and Sani. So these examples are choosen to vividly demonstrate the effects and influences.

As Guru is situated in the constellation of Ravi, Guru gets the effects of both Ravi and Sani (as they are together). The beneficial results will have an edge over bad results.
Chart 2b
Guru is in Uthiram
It will be noticed in this Chart 2B there is the same combination of Ravi and Sani but it is Kumbha where Sani is stronger than Ravi. So Guru gets more of Thamasic Guna and less of Rajasic Guna. In the previous illustration Guru was more Rajasic than Thamasic. In Chart 2B, the native is likely to feel more of bad results than of Good results or Effects.
Chart 2c
Guru is in Uthiram
In this example (2C) also Guru is posited in Uthiram. The constellation belonging to Ravi. Note the mutual aspect of Ravi-Sani from their own houses. The results or effects are likely to be mixed in nature. The reason is that aspecting planets try to impose their influences on the other.
Chart 2d
Ravi in Uthirattathi
Guru in Uthiram
In this Chart (2D),Ravi is in Uthirattathi (Sani’s Star) and he is also aspected by Sani from his own house. Thus Guru becomes practically a Thamsa, hence there is a likelihood of bad effects and a very minute degree of beneficial results as Guru aspects Sani.
Above illustrated examples will definitely give some indication to every one that stellar effects are very important in prediction. The predictive side of Astrology is very tough as well as thorny, whatever system that is applied or followed for forecasting the events.
Uthiram - Uthiraphalguni
Uthirattathi - Uthirabhadra padha

Importance of Astrology
The Astrology has its effect from the ancient days to modern days. There are plenty of astrological views in Vedas meant for knowledge. The subjects depend on the person who understands and reproduces the fact. The study of various methods of astrology is essential for accurate prediction.
In India , the way in which Naksatravidya, the science of stars, has been thought of even in the Vedic literature shows that it was regarded as one of the intellectual attainments. The word Naksatra means star in general as well as an asterism in the zodiacal belt. The star groups or naksatras were referred as Devagraghas. Parts of the body (Kalapurusa) in terms of naksatras has been described, the same has been explained very well in future lessons to come. This will help the students in medical astrology to identify affected parts and to suggest proper remedial measures.
Horasastra or predictive astrology relating to horoscopes of individuals emphasizes that Karma and Punarjanma are powerful determinants of the lives of individuals. The individual has to perform good deeds and lead a pure life so that he can reap the benefits of good deeds and lead a pure life so that he can reap the benefits of good planetary influences in his future birth. Astrology is, there fore, a valuable guide to look up to, in order to have an insight into one's own life, here as well as hereafter. Astrology is not only a good guide but warns the wary about the “weak and broken bridges” on the way..
The Prayacittas or expiratory rites prescribed in the Dharma Sastras suggests that man is no automation in the hands of an inexorable Fate. It is the conviction of great sages and saints that by the self effort coupled with sincere devotion to God and faith in oneself man can rise above the influence of his environments. The twelve signs of the Zodiac represent soul patterns.
The Sun ,atmakaraka and the Moon Manokaraka, these energies or powers will provide the required inner strength to the native.
The acts of creation (srishti), protection (sthithi) and destruction (laya) are embedded in the womb of the all powerful time and this carinations are brought about as a consequence of this subtle power. The Sun by his daily movement s and the change of seasons brings to perfection the embryo in plants and animals and brings about various changes on the earth. The Moon bring nearest to the earth exercises much influences on it and as she wanes and waxes rivers to swell, the tides of the sea rules and plants and animals affected.
The greatest men like Kepler, Pythagoras of the world believed in and practiced some of the basic problems in one's life which can be effectively answered by astrology. The questions like the purpose for which one is born, the profession of the person , his financial status, marital happiness and other problems relating to marriage, wife and children, various tensions and accident proneness, and the question of death and so on can also be answered in astrology. Although knowledge of astrology will help to understand or analysis the mental and physical qualities of any man and the fortunes and misfortunes that wait him and his progress in the world whose actual moment of birth is accurately known or otherwise can be analyzed through the horary or sakuna sastra. There is a proverb to quote” Fools obey planets while wise men control them.”
An intelligent understanding of the stellar science could enable them to transmute their sorrow into equinity, their pleasure into understanding and ambition into benefic influence. Such a goal would however require much deeper knowledge of astrological occultism.
That which is inevitable cannot be altered but many of the unhappy conditions of our life are susceptible to change. As students in the study of astrology they realize that we are here for certain purposes, each in his or her own place according to an orderly to cosmic plan, with opportunities to produce certain results by refining our reactions to planetary influences.
There is not only pleasure but satisfaction and profit as well in the knowledge which astrology provides. Astrology asks only impartial, fair investigation on its merits and when accorded always emerges with the same respect other sciences enjoys.
Any one with ordinary ability can learn much of Astrology. It is no longer a difficult study. With proper instruction and a reasonable amount of effort one can learn to cast a horoscope and read it so that it becomes a guide regarding important affairs of life.
Some say that astrology is n art, some others rejects it as an ideal dream or an illusion. I would like to state here that astrology is a science and that it can render very useful service to one and all and create faith even in the septic, if one studies sincerely this course and Meena2 system.

Prediction Techniques-KP
The art of prediction of timing of events prognosticated by various indications or combinations found in the Birth Chart or Horary Chart. It goes without saying that success in reading charts depends to a considerable extent on the skill of the astrologer and methods applied by him to predict correctly the probable periods of the various events of life indicated by the birth chart or horary chart. There are number of methods available to give prediction, if an astrologer follow a easy and tested method without much of mathematical calculation then he will become very successful and his name and fame will skyrocket.
The primary commitment of an astrologer is to predict the events to the customer. Events are of various types. Nevertheless the typical customer, being immensely curious, pesters the astrologer to know when he can expect good events in his life. However experience of renowned astrologers whom I have association proves that KP formulas are working very well in pin pointing the events in life.
In Stellar astrology, the star is very important and it needs due consideration in prediction. Each star is divided into nine unequal divisions called sub divisions named as SUB and each planet is allotted one sub division in the same proportion and in the same order as per Vimshottari Dasa System.
The Lord of the sub division is called sub lord. In KP System the cusp refers to the beginning of the house. The lord of the sign in which the cusp falls is referred to as Bhava lord or House lord, the lord of the star (constellation) in which the cusp falls as Star lord and the lord of the sub division in which the cusp falls as sub lord. Similarly we will have to analyze for the Planet Sign, Star and Sub lord.
The Sub Lord of the Sub-division in which the cusp falls signifies the result of that House or Bhava more predominantly among the Sign lord, star lord and the sub lord is useful for detailed reading of that Bhava. In Stellar astrology the planet deposited in the particular star gives the results of the lord of the star and acts as an agent. The planet transiting in a sign is the source of the event, the lord of the star in which the planet is transiting signifies the nature of the event according to its nature, occupation and lordship, while at the same time the sub lord decides whether the event is favourable or not according to its nature, occupation and lordship.
Significators: -
The following are the significators of Bhava in the order of strength.: -
•  Planet deposited in the constellation of the occupant of the Bhava (this is the strongest)
•  The occupant of the Bhava.
•  The planet deposited in the constellation of the lord of the Bhava.
•  The lord of the Bhava
•  The planets conjoined with or aspecting the above significators and also the Bhava in question.
How to select fruitful significators?
The selection of correct significators gives accurate prediction. As such, which of the significators are fruitful and which of them are just temptors have to be found out. If many planets become significators, then the selection will have to be made from amongst them either on selective basis or in the order of strength or by elimination basis by eliminating the just temptors or weak significators.
Methods to predict the timing of events: -
An event will materialize during the conjoined period of the Dasa, Bhukthi and Anthara lords who happen to be the common planets derived from the significators and the ruling planets.
Method 1: -
•  While timing the events, when the event is to happen within a few hours, the transit of Lagna is to be considered.
•  If the event is to take place in a few days, Moon's transit will have to considered.
•  If the event is to take place within few months, the Sun's transit will have to be taken into account.
•  If the event is to take place in some years, the Jupiter's transit will have to be considered.

Method 2: -
•  The timing of event can be worked out by taking into consideration the cross transit of the Dasa lord, Bhukti lord and Anthara lord who will be within the common planets.
Method 3: -
•  To find the timing of event, the transit of Dasa lord, Bhukthi lord and Anthara lord is to be taken into account.
•  The event materializes whenever the Dasa lord or Bhukthi lord or Anthara lord transits in any of the three sensitive positions viz the star of the Dasa lord to be taken as the star and that of the Bhukthi lord as the sub or vice versa or inter- Dasa, Bhukthi and Anthara lords during that Dasa, Bhukthi and Anthara period.
The above said significators, selection of significators and the methods for finding the timing of events are being discussed in our regular astrological courses /classes being conducted with the guidance of Sri P. V. K. Punneswara Rao at Hyderabad . We had given thousands of accurate predictions by following the above said prediction techniques. Krishnamurthy System of prediction is too simple for precise prediction if you understand the system properly.

Ruling Planets and their Role
“ Prof K.S.K states that during his research had found that several thousand events take place in a day but without the involvement of Ruling Planet not a single event can take place”
The statement of Prof KSK is very powerful because Ruling planets decides the timing of events. To-day we are studying Astrology to know when the events are going to take place. Ruling planets theory is an application theory. We can workout Ruling planets for the natal chart and also for horary charts.
Ruling Planet definition :
Those planets that are ruling at the time of query or at the time birth and can contribute for the fructification of the events are called Ruling Planets.
Ruling Planets Consists of the following:
  1. Lagna Sign Lord.
  2. Lagna Star Lord
  3. Lagna Sub-lLord.
  4. Moon Sign Lord
  5. Moon Star Lord
  6. Moon Sub Lord.
  7. Day Lord
Additionally we can take following ;
If any of the planets which strongly aspect or conjuct the ruling planets mentined above planets may be added as a ruling planet.
If Rahu or Ketu happens to be a ruling planet then take the Rahu /ketu representations planets also has Ruling planet. Rahu/ Ketu representation, they represent or firstly gives the results of the planet with which it is conjoined, then that of the aspecting planet, then the results of the planets in whose star it is deposited and lastly the results of the Lord of the Sign it is posited.
Principle Involved in selection of the ruling planets
•  The ruling planets at the time of query would be the ruling planets at the time of fructification of the expected results/events.
•  The ruling planets at the time of birth would be ruling planets at the time of query or vice versa.
Here we can take the time of judgement as the time of query.
Common Planets:
As the ruling planets have definite bearing over the events it is found that the common planets between the ruling planets and the selected significators will contribute for the fructification of the events.
How to link Ruling planets for Timing of Events?
1)We have to select the houses which are relevant to the query say for marriage 2,7,11 houses, for education 4,9,11 houses, etc.,
2)Identify the strongest significator among the significators.
3)Identify the common planets among the ruling planets.
4)Workout the representations of Rahu and Ketu.
5)If Rahu and Ketu happened to be the strongest significator give maximum importance to them.
An Event will materialise during the conjoined period of the Dasa, Bhukthi and Anthara lords who happen to be the common planets derived from the significators and the ruling planets.
An event can take place during the cross-transit if Dasa lord, Bhukthi Lord and Antara Lord –if they represent common planets.
An event can materialize whenever the Dasa Lord transits any of the three sensitive positions. Say, the star of the Dasa Lord to be taken as the star and that of the Bhukthi lord as the Sub, or vice-versa or inter Dasa,Bhukthi and Antara lords during that Dasa Bhukthi and Anthara periods- if they represent common planets.
If the event to happen within a few hours, the transit of Lagna is to be considered. If the events are to take place in few days then the Transit of Moon has to be considered. If the event is to take place within few months, the Sun's transit have to be considered. If the event is to take place in some years, then the Jupiter's transit will have to be taken into account.
While making the Ruling planets, the KP astrologer should have the strong urge for the purpose it is made and unless the urge for the matter is deep and sincere he should not resort to ruling planets and stated by Prof. KSK.
It is  strongly suggested that every one should carefully select the ruling planets and use the RP theory for successful prediction since I had used and observed that Ruling Planets never failed in giving accurate timing of events.

Stellar Effects in Astrology-A Study on Digbala
(Based on Nadi Principles)

With respects and pranams to Late Sri NV Raghavachary (Meena2), I am elaborating the principles written by him on Digbala in “Practical Stellar Astrology” based on Nadi Princples.
Everyone knew that the lords of the lagna,9th and 10th house are very strong in all aspects and occupy favourable positions, the native becomes very prominent in life and success come to him from all aspects of life. Over and above if they possess Digbala without any flaw, then the native may rule a country or may head a government.
All classical texts states that
Guru and Budha gets dig bala in Lagna Kendra,
Chandra and Sukra gets dig bala in fourth house,
Rahu and Sani gets dig bala in 7th house,
Ravi ,Kuja and ketu gets dig bala in 10th house.
Where as Sri NVR(Meena2) further clarifies and states that a planet need not alone be posited in a house as per classical texts to get dig bala(directional strength), even if they have posited in a different house but having stellar connection or associated with the planets who owns the house that gives dig bala to the planet, is enough for a planet to get dig bala. I would like to clarify further with example charts to the benefit of the readers.
Example chart No:1

Guru and Budha gets dig bala in Lgna Kendra. As per nadi principles even if Guru is posited in a naksatra whose lord is posited in lagna then also Guru gets Dig bala.

Guru is in Uthira naksatra whose lord is Ravi, Ravi is posited in lagna so Guru gets Dig bala.

Example chart No:2
Here Guru is in Ashlesha naksatra whose lord in Budha and Budha is lord of the Lagna so Guru has got connection to Lagnakendra and gets Digbala.

Example chart No:3
Here Guru is in conjunction with Budha and Budha  is lord of the Lagna and hence Guru gets Dig bala due to his association with Lagna lord Budha.
Here we will have to understand the basic principles of Stellar astrology that the 1)planets delivers their good or bad effects based on the naksatra they occupy not because they are in uchha or neecha positons in the horoscope 2) Even if the planets posited in neecha rasi delivers good result when possess dig bala. Lot of astrologers may be wondering that the Sukra posited in Uchha rasi(meena) for a native not in a position to enjoy dasa of Sukra, as per nadi principles if Sukra posited in Uthirabhadrabada naksatra whose lord is Sani then the native may not get good results during Sukra dasa.. Here we will have to understand that Uchha status of a planet may not give good results if they are posited in a bad naksatra.
While analyzing the horoscope carefully note the constellation in which the planet is posited and also constellations lord position in the horoscope and observe dig balas of the planets by using the stellar theory to arrive correct and accurate prediction.

A Study on Timing of Events
Astrology and Science

Astrology is as much a science as theories of genetics were in their early days, when critical observation was the key to progress. Our ancient rishis were intellectual giants who had reached conclusions on the basis of their observations. Today the conclusions may be regarded only as hypotheses; but believers would say there is enough material evidence in their favour, just as proofs for several biological postulates are only now coming in. The three supreme postulates of Hindu philosophy (universal Atman, rebirth, and karma) have parallels in modern biological postulates (universal genetic material, heredity, and genes), which shows the astounding observational ability of the rishis. No science or art is more interesting, instructive and useful to mankind in contributing to his moral and material advancement than the sublime science of astrology. Astrology is the science that comprises the foretelling of the regular movements of the planets, the fortunes and misfortunes of men, fates of nations, inundations, earthquakes, plagues, volcanic eruptions, pestilences, and other incidents relating to terrestrial phenomena. In Sanskrit it is called Hora Sastra meaning the science that treats of Time. It is also called Jyotisha or Knowledge of Light from Jyothi or light that is the root cause for all known creation.

Purpose of Human Existence

The purpose or goal of human existence is called as PurushArtha. According to the Vedas, there are four goals namely Artha (wealth), kAma (pleasure), Dharma (righteousness) and Moksha (permanent freedom from worldly bondage). According to this philosophy, the first three goals are not an end by themselves but need to be pursued with the ideal of attaining Moksha.

Moksha is a state where the Jeeva achieves one-ness with Brahman in terms of all knower ship and possessing qualities free from all worldly evils and defects. The Jeeva however does not possess the power to create and destroy. Neither does it have the power to grant Moksha.

Ethics of Jeeva

Souls and Matter are only the body of God. Creation is a real act of God. It is the expansion of intelligence. Matter is fundamentally real and undergoes real revelation. The Soul is a higher mode than Matter, because it is conscious. It is also eternally real and eternally distinct. Final release, that comes, by the Lord's Grace, after the death of the body is a Communion with God. This philosophy believes in liberation through one's Karmas (actions) in accordance with the Vedas, the Varna (caste or class) system and the four Ashramas (stages of life), along with intense devotion to Vishnu. Individual Souls retain their separate identities even after moksha. They live in Fellowship with God either serving Him or meditating on Him. The philosophy of this school is SriVaishnavism, a branch of Vaishnavism.

Vishishtadvaita and Sri Vaishnavism-Jeeva & Sareera-Stellar Astrology Concept

The Absolute Supreme Reality referred to as Brahman, is a Transcendent Personality with infinite superlative qualities. He is Narayana, also known as Lord Vishnu. Narayana is the Absolute God. The Soul and the Universe are only parts of this Absolute and hence, Vishishtadvaita is panentheistic. The relationship of God to the Soul and the Universe is like the relationship of the Soul of Man to the body of Man. Individual souls is only parts of Brahman. God, Soul and Universe together form an inseparable unity which is one and has no second. This is the non-duality part. Matter and Souls inhere in that Ultimate Reality as attributes to a substance. This is the qualification part of the non-duality. Vishishtadvaita philosophy provided the philosophical basis for the establishment of Sri Vaishnavism and gave Vedantic backing to the brimming devotion of the Alwar saints and their composition of wonderful poetry and devotional songs in praise of Lord Vishnu.

A basic understanding of the Sareera bhava ( body aspect) of the Jeevatma in relation to the Sareera bhava (soul aspect) of the Paramatma is the springboard for our take off on the way to attain Moksha. The Seshatva(Subordination) of the souls is only another way of saying that they have Dasatva (Service) or right and duty to serve Isvara, who is their master.

The impediments arise from sins committed by the individual souls by transgressing the codes of conduct prescribed in the Sastras thus incurring the displeasure of the Lord. This in turn impedes the progress of the Jeeva towards Moksha. The sins are born out of Avidya (Ignorance), and Karmavasana (the latent impressions of the past and the present deeds)-the effects of which can be got rid of only by atoning and surrendering to the Lord.

As for the impediments, they manifest in different ways:- i) Committing sins deliberately to secure temporary and trivial mundane benefits .ii) Continuing to commit sins more and more- one sin leading to another in an endless chain

Through the Sastra, the individual soul discerns the differentiation as between its self and the body on the one hand and as between its individual soul (Jeevatma ) and the Universal soul (Paramatma) on the other. He also comes to know that his deeds (Karma) are responsible for his repeated reincarnations (Punarjanmas). He therefore refrains from bad deeds (Papa) and resorts to spiritually meritorious deeds (Punya) as prescribed in the Sastras. He also becomes aware of the Supreme Lord Sri Narayana and that surrender (Prapatti) to him as the best mean to reach Narayana and enjoy everlasting bliss.

To the Jeeva who has attained Moksha everything will be pleasant, agreeable and blissful. Even those that appeared painful or even less pleasurable while on earth because of the constraining effects of the material world would now appear enjoyable due to the absence of the material binding and the presence of Bhagavan.

While comparing Jeeva and Sareera of Sri Vaishnavism, with that of Stellar Astrology, in Sri Vaishnavism, the ultimately Jeeva to merge with universal soul and body (Paramatma) to get Moksha or relief from the cycles of birth and death, in Stellar astrology the Jeeva and Sareera of bhava/karaka should go inline with each other to give best result to that bhava/karaka, so that the bhava/karaka gets satisfied and also the native bestowed with very good results. Just like the Jeeva(by performing good karmas) gets Moksha the ultimate in the life, in astrology the bhava/karaka Jeeva and Sareera planets if they are benefic, friends and associated with benefic houses bestows very good results to the native like blissful Moksha. Working on this line I had worked out certain principles for good result to flow to the native with the timing of events, as when the event shall fructify by linking dasa, bukthi and anthara of the birth chart with that of bhava/karaka Jeeva and Sareera planets.

Historical Background and Importance of Nakshatra

In India, the way in which Nakshatra Vidya, the science of stars, has been thought of even in the Vedic literature shows that it was regarded as one of the intellectual attainments. The word Nakshatra means star in general as well as an asterism in the zodiacal belt. The star groups or Nakshatra were referred to as Devagrahas. Parts of the body of the Primordial Being, Prajapati, have been extolled in terms of Nakshatra. The later exponents of Indian astrology also have imagined the Kala Purusha in much the same way. It seems fairly certain that the Naksatra Vidya was held in high esteem in India.

In the Vedic as well as the post-Vedic literature including the puranas there are innumerable references to the auspicious days ion relation to the Nakshatras, for marriages, ploughing and the like. Some of them were even thought of in terms of punya and papa. Nakshatras and prognostications were usually made on that basis. In the Mahabharata as well as the Ramayana there are passages that speak of inauspicious or unlucky movements with reference to Nakshatras well as planets. It seems fairly certain that the Nakshatra Vidya was held in high esteem in India. Knowledge of the Nakshatras was necessary for a religious rite called Nakshatresti as well as the Srauta rite concerning the consecration of sacred fires.

Significance and Importance of Stellar Astrology

Among the greatest wonders of world is the wonder of the Nadi Granthas in India that reveal with stunning accuracy even the minute details of person’s life. Among Nadi Granthas, Dhruva Nadi by Sage Satyacharya occupies a unique place. Based on this Dhruva Nadi, Meena System was developed by Late Sri. R Gopala Krishna Row (Meena 1) and Late Sri. N V Raghava Chary ( Meena 2) in late thirties. Invaluable astrological principles not to be found in the classical astrological works are to be met within it upon which one can reliable proceed in the delineation of a horoscope.
Generally in traditional astrology almost all the astrologers give important on planet and their positions in the zodiac. As per nakshatra Siddhantha or stellar astrology, it is not the planets posited going to deliver good or bad results but its stat lord that i.e the planets posited in particular star that star lord is going to deliver the result to the native.

Stellar Effect in Jeeva and Sareera Theory

The timings of events fulfill an important need of Vedic Astrology. Predictive astrology aims at identifying the specific period for the occurrence of a specific event. Several principles on this subject have been indicated in classical texts. Many of them are not available to a large number of modern students. Predictive astrology aims at identifying the specific period for the occurrence of a specific event. Several principles on this subject have been indicated in classical texts. Many of them are not available to a large number of modern students. In my research study, I had noted that timing of events can be easy identified by using stellar effects.

Out of many important factors, which have to be taken into consideration and special attention, has to be paid for assessing the re¬sults of a House or Bhava are Jeeva and Sareera. The soul is named as Jeeva and the body goes by the appellation of Sareera. The Jeeva and
Sareera have to be worked out for every Bhava or House for proper predictions as they are the main planets on whom the results depend to some ex¬tent. It may be noted that the Jeeva and Sare¬era planets should be benefics to the particular native and well posited in the charts apart from benefic aspects etc. for good results to flow. One has to consider whether the Jeeva and Sareera planets are inimical to each other. Various authors and scholars have divergent views about the Jeeva and Sareera. They have their own method to find them out. As per Nadi system , the following rules to be appled to find out Jeeva and Sareera.

The Jeeva planet is the Lord of the constellation in which the particular Bhava lord is posited and the Sareera planet is the lord of the star in which the Jeeva planet is situated.

When the Jeeva planet joins another stronger or powerful planet, the powerful or stronger planet becomes the Jeeva planet in other words the stronger or powerful planet snatches away the right of the other planet. This may happen in case of Sareera also.

In cases where the Bhava Lord is in his own constellation the Bhava Lord himself becomes the Jeeva Planet. The Lord of the house in which the Jeeva Lord is tenanted is the Sareera Planet.

At times the Bhava Lord is not only situated in his own constellation but also placed in his own house and in these cases the Jeeva planet itself becomes the Sareera planet.

By applying the following rules you can easy identify the eventful periods

Work out Jeeva and Sareera planets for each bhava or the bhave in question and Jeeva and Sareera planets for the Karaka in question. Events will take place or fructify when Dasa/bukthi/anthara lord have any connection to the Jeeva and Sareera planets of the bhave in question. For good results to flow, the Jeeva and Sareera planets should not be enemies, they should not be placed 6 and 8th positions among themselves, they should not be posited either 6th or 8th house in the rasi chart.
How to link Dasa,Bukthi and Anthara to Jeeva and Sareera Planets to arrive the timing of events?(Methods)

1. If Dasa or Bukthi or Anthara lords have connection with Jeeva or Sareera planets of Bhava or Karaka in question then fructification of results shall happen at that time..

In transit(Gochara) Jeeva and Sareera planets of a bhava or karaka in question touches the natal(birth) charts’ position of Jeeva or Sareera and DBA should have connection to Jeeva and Sareera then results to that bhava fructifies.

In Transit(gochara),Jeeva or Sareera planet aspects each other and DBA should have coonection to Jeeva and Sareera then the connected bhava or karaka in question fructifies.
Example Chart:

Timing of Marriage
Name: Male
DOB: 22-5-1978 TOB:20:55 Hrs POB:Thanjavur(TN) Anuradha 2nd pada
Balance of dasa:Sani dasa 11yrs 1month 21 days
Marriage taken place on:4-4-2007
Kethu Budha Ravi Sukra
Lagna Chandra Rahu
Ravi Sani
Sukra Kethu Chandra
Marriage: Kalathra Bhava is Seventh house from lagna. Kalathra karaka is Sukra. Let us work out Jeeva and sareea for both.
For Seventh house, the lord is Budha, Budha is in Mesha rasi and in Bharani nakshatra whose lord is Sukra then Sukra will become the Jeeva for that bhava, then Jeeva Lord is Sukra and is in the nakshatra Aridra whose lord is Rahu, so Rahu will become Sareera for that bhave(Rule No:1)
Hence Jeeva and Sareera for 7th house is Sukra and Rahu.
For Kalathra Karaka Sukra, Sukra is in the nakshatra of Aridra whose lord is Rahu, so Rahu will become Jeeva and Jeeva planet Rahu is in the nakshatra of Hastha whose lord is Chandra and hence Chandra becomes Sareera .(Rule No:1)
Hence Jeeva and Sareera for kalathra karaka Sukra is Rahu and Chandra.
Date of Marriage: 4-4-2007
Ravi Sukra
Guru Chandra
Ketu in Pubba Nakshatra.Running Dasa at the time marriage is Ketu dasa/Sukra bukthi/Chandra anthara from 2-4-07 to 27-4-07

Bukthi lord Sukra happens to be Jeeva planet for 7th house. Dasa lord Ketu is transiting in Pubba nakshatra (Sukra), Jeeva planet Sukras’ nakshatra in Simha rasi at the time of marriage. Kalathra karaka is Sukra’s Jeeva and Sareera is Rahu and Chandra, Anthra lord at the time marriage is Chandra having direct connection with Sareera of kalathra karaka. Over and above Anthara lord Chandra transiting in Jeeva lord Sukras’ house thula rasi. Hence the marriage had taken place in Ketu dasa Sukra bukthi and Chandra anthara.(Method 1).

                                               Astronomy and Astrology

The whole universe moves at the will of its creator, but it moves under the controlling influence of fate. It is not free”
Mahabharata ,II.57.4
“No man is the dispenser of his own destiny,. The actions done in a former life are seen to produce fruits in this. The soul is born again with its accumulated load of karma. By performing only virtuous actions it attains to the state of the celestials. By a combination of good and bad actions, it acquires the state of human brings. By indulgence in sensuality and similar vices, it is born among the lower animals.”

We are living in a mathematical age. Our lives, from the personal to the communal, from the communal to the international, from the biological and physical to the economic and even to the ethical, are increasingly mathematicized. Despite this, the average person has little necessity to deal with the mathematics on a conscious level. Mathematics permeates our world, often in "chipped" form. 
Astrology which very often had links to astronomy and religious practice, demanded exact planetary positions, and astrology stimulated and supported mathematics for long periods of time and led to intellectual controversy. Astrology carries with it an implication of rigid determinism and this came early into conflict with the doctrine of free will.
The extent of the historic relationship between mathematics and astronomy should not be underestimated. There is much that can be and has been said. Practically every major theme of mathematics, its concepts, its methodology, its philosophy, has been linked in some way to astrological concepts.
A common misconception is to confuse astronomy with astrology. Astronomy is the scientific study of the universe. Astrology is “astromancy”, or divination by the stars. As science communicators dealing with astronomy we often find a strong interest amongst the public in astrology — how the stars and planets directly affect our individual lives. Nowadays astrology is at odds with the scientific nature of astronomy, but this has not always been the case. Presented here is a background to astrology, to give a deeper understanding of where it has come from and why it has such an enduring place in all forms of global media.
Historically, astrology and astronomy were not considered entirely separate fields; much of an astrologer’s time was spent working on star charts or taking meticulous measurements. Observations repeated thousands of times allowed the prediction of certain celestial events and, as a result, terrestrial events . Proceeding from the correlation between celestial and terrestrial events, a control of the latter by the former was imagined. The planets or “wandering stars” were perceived as a coded communication from the deities; hence observation of tiny planetary movements was a way of interpreting the will of the Gods. 
“Sahobhirvisvam paricakramu rajah purva dhamanyamita mimanah
Tanusu visva bhuvana ni yemire prasarayanta purudha praja anu”
Planets with their super natural powers move around in various planes and control the overall existence as well as non-existence of all beings. Strictly in accordance with their strength, they confer all Karmic effects, both good and bad, to one and all. So, they are the ultimate executors of this entire creation. Astrology is a science which reveals an individual’s environment, patterns of behaviour, potentialities, propensities, fortunes, misfortunes, his vicissitude of life, his past, present and future. In short, it is a blue print of his destiny. In modern times, we find various researches in various fields and aspects. On observing these from astrological point of view, we find all the sciences are related to astrology.
The micro form of Sun rays in human being is called as mind (manas). The light reflected by various planets is showing its effects on mind in different ways and the resultant is the diversification of thoughts. The ascendant, the Natal Moon sign and the light of various planets at the time of birth of an individual are taking the form of manas (mind).
A prevailing mindset towards astrology assumes that it is somehow similar to other psychics, disciplines, and it inevitably ends up being placed in the same category as clairvoyance, tarot reading, psychometry, prophecy, spirit channeling, talking to the dead and the like. The truth is that astrology is quite different from all other disciplines and it is in a class by itself. This study will serve as a foundation for laymen, students and enthusiasts alike who wish to further their understanding of this study, which in ancient times had been considered “the king of sciences”. Astrology is based on the relationship of all stellar bodies to the earth. It is primarily concerned with all the bodies in our solar system including the planets, the Sun, the Moon, asteroids and comets. 
The Stellar bodies outside our solar system i.e. the fixed stars and constellations are also important, but only as far as they serve as a backdrop to movements within our orbital system. The relative shape of our solar system is disk shaped. All the planets revolve around the Sun in the same direction from left to right as they pass in front of the Sun and from right to left as they go behind.
In Sanskrit, astrology is called “Hora Sastra” meaning the science that treats the Time. It is also called “Jyotisha” or “Knowledge of Light from Jyothi” or light that is the root cause for all known creation.
No brain can ever deny the influence of planets upon men and how they affect, deter and facilitate his future career on the three planes of human existence, viz., physical characteristics, mental peculiarities and spiritual aspirations. The Sun, by his daily movements and the change of seasons, brings to perfection the embryo in plants and animals and brings about changes on the Earth. The Moon being nearest to the Earth exercises much influence on it and as she wanes and waxes, rivers swell, the tides of the sea are ruled and the plants and animals affected. Astrology must not be confused with fatalism, witchcraft and card shuffling. It interprets what it conceives to be the future of man as moulded by his previous Karma and indicated by the planetary positions at the time of birth.
It is recorded that Newton was attracted to the study of mathematics and astronomy by the contemplation of an astrological figure of the heavens. When one has acquired a thorough knowledge of the everlasting and ever-changing influences of the stars, he will be able to prognosticate correctly the mental and physical qualities of the man and the fortunes and misfortunes that await him and his progress in the world whose actual moment of birth is accurately known.
It is a part of Vedas and is called a Vedanga. The belief is that this science was taught by Lord Shiva to His consort Parvathi, which was passed on to Brahma who in turn passed it to sages like Brahmadeva, Vasishta etc. the following sloka says:
“Surya pithamaho vyaso vasishtauosuraha
Kasyapa narada garga mareechirangeerasa.
Lomasha poulasya chavana yavana
Manaha sounaha kosta dadheecha jyotisastra pravataha »
According to the accounts found in the Puranas, even Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva were aware of the science of Jyotish, therefore it should have existed since the beginning of the creation of the Universe, which was hundreds and billions of years ago. Then this knowledge was passed down to the Maharishis, sons and grandsons of Brahma: Surya, Pitamaha, Vyasa, Vasistha, Atri, Parashara, Kashyapa, Narada, Garga, Marichi, Manu, Angira, Lomasha, Paulisha, Chyavana, Yavana, Bhrigu and Saunaka. Some of them have compiled their knowledge into books, which were preserved and rewritten during the ages. Some of them are Surya Jataka, Narada Samhita, Garga Hora, Bhrigu Samhita, and Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra.
Brihat Samhita, a classical treatise on astrology, also gives its version on the origin when it says:
“Prathamamun katita marealokya grantha
Visatha vathasayyagrantham
Nadilagna vipalarachanabamidhyarta
Sparsa maohi datrin”
So from the above it is clear that astrology has a divine origin and man has had no hand in its creation. But laws propounded by sages from time to time should be interpreted to suit conditions of the people, country and time for which predictions are made.
Many people read their horoscopes and consult astrologers every day .Astrology is a scientific mode of thinking, which is just one mode among many like for economists there is a "marketing mode", for sociologists there are "social modes", and for psychologists there are "behaviour modes"..
Astrological calculations involve proven and recognised rules.
Calculation of the birth chart involves a great deal of astronomy, and its interpretation involves recognised rules. Altogether the birth chart contains more than enough combinations to describe situations in life. Different schools may differ in their working methods but normally this does not upset the astrological mode of thinking. The birth moment symbolises the start of the life plan.
In Vedic astrology, we would try to trace out the spiritual status of the native and also the karmic forces activating the different life events, and approach the chart as a map for the different opportunities in the perspective of the native. Vedic philosophy is in full support of the astrologer, as the Vedas state that everyone is an eternal spirit soul and his contact with matter is just a temporary phenomenon, which can be overcome by the proper utilization of the native's free will. Therefore the astrologer can pinpoint the difficulties on the path of the native's self-realization and spiritual development, and can indicate him the proper way to elevate himself. The astrologer can suggest suitable remedies that will not only give relief from material suffering or fulfill his lawful desires, but also serve his ultimate benefit by elevating him to the plane of pure knowledge and consciousness, and, possibly, love of God.
He should also remember that all branches of Vedic knowledge were and are handed down through the Guru-Parampara or disciple succession, which helps them to preserve this knowledge in its original form, and prevents it from becoming corrupted or distorted.
Astrology has adapted to changes in society throughout history, and as a result it continues to benefit from a positive public image. The commercial and social success of astrology, largely driven by the media, is surprising given the dominance that science enjoys within our society. Its foundations exploit the widely held belief that pervasive connections exist between the macrocosm (the Universe as a whole) and our microcosm (human society and social relationships). Astrologers aim to decipher the hidden meaning behind planetary movements and positions, which they believe correspond to human personality traits or predict major and minor life events. The lexical ambiguity, with which these predictions are made, however, produces results that can be neither proven nor disproven.
The knowledge of astrology may help to determine the astrological pattern of each individual and know the relative strength and weakness of several forces operating in each life to the degree that we are in possession of such knowledge. We can begin systematic and scientific character building. We elect times and seasons cosmically advantageous to unfolding undeveloped qualities, correcting faulty traits, and eliminating destructive propensities.
The educational value of astrology lies in its capacity to reveal the hidden causes at work in our lives. It enters into the intangible, yet ever present and potent, factors in life. It transcends form. It discovers Spirit. It demonstrates reality. It touches every walk of life. It counsels the adult in regard to vocation, the parents in the guidance of children, the teachers in management of pupils, the judges in executing sentences, the physician in diagnosing disease, and in similar manner lends aid to each and all, in whatsoever station or enterprise they may find themselves.
The planets are interdependent, and at the same time are controlled by one chief planet the Sun. Our ancient seers never ignored the empirical universe. We live in this universe and it is our duty to relate this universe with all our experiences and flights. In order to interpret the Vedic texts and to enable the people to follow and practise the Vedic injunctions there arose six ancillary disciplines called the Vedangas. One part of these Vedangas is Jyothisa which deals with astrology and astronomy. Literally Jyothi means light.
"The Vedanga has six limbs, viz. Jyotisha, Kalpa, Nirukta, Siksha, Vyakarana and Chanda. For the Vedas, the six important limbs, viz. the feet, the face, the hands, the eyes, the nose, and the ears are represented by Chanda, Vyakarana, Kalpa, Jyotisha, Siksha and Nirukta respectively. As astrology is the eye of the Vedas, it is given the pride of place. No person possessing all the organs intact but without eyesight can have individuality."
Therefore, although astrology is a subordinate part of Vedic knowledge, it still occupies a very prominent position, because with its help one can foresee the results of his actions. Maitreya also mentions the three branches of astrology, namely Hora, Ganita and Samhita.
“Those who know Astrology can only indicate in a way what will take place in future. Who else, except the creator Brahma, can say with certainty what will definitely happen?”-Jataka Chandrika
What is Vedic Mathematics?
Vedic Mathematics is the name given to the ancient system of Mathematics which was rediscovered from the Vedas According research all of mathematics is based on sixteen Sutras or word-formulae. For example, 'Vertically and Crosswise` is one of these Sutras. These formulae describe the way the mind naturally works and are therefore a great help in directing the student to the appropriate method of solution.
Residential Strength of a Planet - Avasiya Bala
This post is in response to a question about strength of planet in a horoscope, that was asked in Vedic Astrology forum on this site. The reader “had presumed that the higher the degree, the more matured the planet and hence more powerful the planet”.
Mathematical Astrology
Geocentric Model vs. Heliocentric Model
The heliocentric model places the Sun at the centre of the solar system. The geocentric model places the Earth at the centre of the solar system. Technically, it is not wrong to adopt the geocentric model, as we would be merely considering different frames of references. We live in a geocentric world. Astrology is preoccupied with how the planets relate to an individual on Earth, and hence their relative positions. Generally, the heliocentric model is good for explaining how things work in the solar system, in accordance with the laws of physics. By contrast, the geocentric model is suitable for descriptive purposes.
Inner and Outer Planets
The planets in our solar system play an important role in astrology. Analysis of them involves tracking their movement across the sky. This is not a simple task, as their motions are varied – some take days or even weeks to record any changes in position.Furthermore, only five of the planets are visible to the naked eye: Mercury, Venus, Mars,Jupiter and Saturn.
Mercury and Venus are situated between the Earth and the Sun and are called the minor, interior of inferior planets.
Mars,Jupiter and Saturn are situated far away from the Earth. Their orbits are outside the Earth’s orbit. They are called outer, exterior or superior planets.
What is the connection between what you see at the sky and the astrological chart? What are the Moon nodes exactly and how is it possible that sometimes planets seem to go backwards? Why is the Moon sometimes high or low at the sky and how to explain the Moon phases and Eclipses? Do other planets have phases, if so what are these and have they any meaning for the astrological interpretation?
What is the background of the difference between the sidereal and tropical zodiac?
We can give answers to the above questions in Astronomy linking with Astrology.
Rahu and Ketu
Rahu and Ketu have been considered in Hindu astrology as equivalent to planets or grahams. They are physical bodies but only mathematically calculated sensitive points having immense influence over the nativities on Earth.
Moon in its orbit, on a northerly course from south to north, crosses the ecliptic.  This point of intersection is known as Rahu or Dragon’s head. 180 degrees away from this point, Moon on its southerly course, from north to south, again crosses the ecliptic. This point is called as Ketu or Dragons tail.
Ascendant/Lagnam means an auspicious moment, decisive moment, time of action. The point of ecliptic rising ,at the eastern horizon at the time of birth or occurrence of an event. Calculation of or drawing of zodiacal sign, at the time of birth.
In a horoscope, an ascendant represents general personality, opportunities in life, and the basic impulse motivating the individual. We requite following particular to cast a horoscope: Date of birth, Place of birth, IST/ZST, Local Mean Time etc. By knowing the longitude and latitude we can work out the Local Mean Time.
Example of calculating Chennai Local Mean time:
Earth completes one rotation in one= 24 hours= 1440 minutes.
360 degree moves in 1440 minutes
1 degree moves in 1440¸360 = 4 minutes.
The central/standard meridian of India is 82°30’(E) longitude. It passes through a place near Varanasi. The LMT of this meridian is the Indian Standard Time(I.S.T.) which followed throughout India.
Chennai at 10.20 AM IST. Chennai’s longitude is 80° 15’ (E)
Step 1. Difference between the central meridian and local meridian=82° 30’-80°15’=2°15’
Step 2. 2°15’ x 4 = 8 minutes 60 secs = 9 minutes
Step 3. As Chennai is in the west of the central place.
 Required LMT =  10 hrs 20 mts – 0 hrs 9 mts = 10 hrs 11 mts
Vedic astrology is nothing but pure mathematics and Indian astrology teaches us the "Mathematics of Life". With the help of this web space, one will understand as to how the planets exert their effects on one's life i.e. body as well as mind and also how precarious one's life could be. Every individual negotiates a unique life which runs through continuous and ever changing process under the influence of planetary world.
Hindu astrology, a special education follows the mathematical way to know the effects of planets on us during its movement through the orbits on time to time. Hindu astrology is the subject which is a real friend to humanity. Mathematics gave birth to the Law of Probability. When this Law based on astronomical facts & figures is applied, it becomes the Wisdom of the Heavens, Astrology. People, without any prejudices & misconception should learn Vedic astrology for their self development & to get the most trusted guidance.

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