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The Brihat Jataka Of Varaha Mihira | by N. Chidambaram Aiyar



There is probably not one subject which is so ill-understood, which so many people pretend to know,and on which so many are prepared to express an opinion, as the subject of Astrology. The Indian proverb truly says that there is no man who is not a bit of a physician and an astrologer; and it is equally true that there is no subject which is so ill-understood as these two. The fact is that the broad medical and astrological principles are so many that everybody of necessity learns a few of these, but experiences a difficulty in mastering all of them.

TitleThe Brihat Jataka Of Varaha Mihira
AuthorN. Chidambaram Aiyar
PublisherThe Aryan Miscellany Office
Year1905
Copyright1905, N. Chidambaram Aiyar
AmazonBrihat Jataka of Varahamihira

Aryan Miscellany Astrological Series.

Translated Into English By N. Chidambaram Aiyar, B.A.,, Fellow of the Theosophical Society and Founder of the Tiruvadi Fotistantra Sabha.

Second Edition-Revised and Enlarged.

-Preface To The Second Edition
The First Edition was carefully revised and partly re-written and enlarged by my brother the Translator a few years before his death, which occurred in January ...
-Astrology in English
I. The Brihat Samhita of Varaha Mihira. - A cyclopedia of information on Natural Astrology, containing interpretations of over 1,000 phenomena of Nature and ...
-Introduction
There is probably not one subject which is so ill-understood, which so many people pretend to know,and on which so many are prepared to express an opinion, as ...
-What then is Astrology or Horoscopy? What is its nature and what its bounds?
Here is the author's definition of horoscopy - Horoscopy is stated to be the science of Ahoratri or the science of day and night - these being the broadest ...
-What is Astrology or Horoscopy? Part 2
Most of the eminent astronomers of the Hast and West believed in a double Sun, a double Moon, Mars and other planets - the one is the Sthula or the physical ...
-What is Astrology or Horoscopy? Part 3
The nautical almanacs prepared in Europe and America give very correct positions of the planets; and Messrs. Bapu Deva Sastry of Benares, Lakshmana Chatrai of ...
-What is Astrology or Horoscopy? Part 4
Horoscopy differs from horary astrology in another important point: while the former enables one to predict even the distant events of life, the latter refers ...
-What is Astrology or Horoscopy? Part 5
We shall now proceed to state the method of discovering the places of the planets for the several amsas for human births. A thrill of joy ran through me which ...
-Astrological Terms
The following list of Astrological terms defined in the first two chapters and arranged alphabetically with the stanzas given opposite to each is published for ...
-Chapter I. Definitions And Elementary Zodiacal Principles
1. May the Sun give us speech, who by his light illumines the Moon,(a) who is the path of those who have no rebirth, who is the Atma of those who know the Atma, ...
-Definitions And Elementary Zodiacal Principles. Part 2
Mesha, Simha, Dhanus begin with the Navamsa of Mesha. Vrishabha, Kanya, Makara begin with the Navamsa of Makara. Mithuna, Tula, Kumbha begin with the Navamsa ...
-Definitions And Elementary Zodiacal Principles. Part 3
(b). The lords of the two horas of Sagittari, for instance, are respectively Jupiter (lord of Sagittari) and Venus (lord of Libra, the 11th honse) (c). The ...
-Definitions And Elementary Zodiacal Principles. Part 4
Notes (a). It therefore follows that Panapara houses are less powerful than the Kendras, and Apoklima houses are the weakest houses of all. Of the 4 Kendras ...
-Chapter II. Definitions And Elementary Planetary Principles
1. To the Kalapurusha, the Sun is the soul, the Moon is the mind, Mars is strength, Mercury is speech, Jupiter is knowledge and health, Venus is desire, and ...
-Definitions And Elementary Planetary Principles. Continued
Notes Suppose A to be a point in the ecliptic occupied by an aspecting planet; divide the ecliptic into 12 equal parts of 30 each, beginning from A. So that ...
-Chapter III. On Animal And Vegetable Horoscopy
1. If, at the time of birth (a), the malefic planets (b) be powerful (c), the benefic planets (d) weak, and one of the hermaphrodite planets (e) either be in ...
-Chapter IV. On Nisheka Kala Or The Time Of Conception
1. The menses that appear monthly, because of Mars and the Moon (a) bring about conception when the Moon is in one of the Anupachaya signs (b). If the Moon be ...
-On Nisheka Kala Or The Time Of Conception. Part 2
Notes (a) For the lords of the several months of pregnancy (vide Stanza 16). (b) Suffer defeat in conjunction or be eclipsed at the time of conception. 10. If ...
-On Nisheka Kala Or The Time Of Conception. Part 3
Notes (a) According to some Commentators the word Tri-kona in the text is interpreted as Moola-Trikona, that is, sign Virgo here. But this is opposed to the ...
-Chapter V. On Matters Connected With Birth Time
1. If, at the time of birth of a child the rising sign be not aspected by the Moon, the father will not be near when the child is born - and if in such a case, ...
-On Matters Connected With Birth Time. Part 2
Simha represents forests, inaccessible places, caves, mountains covered with forests and places frequented by forest men. Kanya represents places overgrown ...
-On Matters Connected With Birth Time. Part 3
(c) That is, if the sign occupied by the Sun be a fixed one, the lamp will be fixed in some place; if movable, the lamp will be carried by some body in the ...
-On Matters Connected With Birth Time. Part 4
Notes (a) That is, of the planets between the Lagna and the Moon, the number in the visible hemisphere is the number of midwives within the room, and the ...
-Chapter VI. On Balarishta Or Early Death
1. If the birth should occur in the Sandhyakala (a) (the twilight hours) when the lunar Hora (b) should be rising and when malefic planets occupy the last ...
-Chapter VII. On Ayurdayaor The Determination Of The Length Of Life
1. According to Maya, Vavanacharya, Manittha and Parasara, the maximum number of the years (a) of the Sun, the Moon and other planets are respectively 19, 25, ...
-On Ayurdayaor The Determination Of The Length Of Life. Part 2
Notes (a) The Sun, Mars or Saturn and not the waning Moon, according to Badarayana- Again, if both a benefic and a malefic planet occupy the rising sign, the ...
-On Ayurdayaor The Determination Of The Length Of Life. Part 3
8. To the very yoga to which the maximum length of life has been assigned, certain Astrologers (a) have ascribed the life of a king. There is an evident error ...
-On Ayurdayaor The Determination Of The Length Of Life. Part 4
According to Manittha and Saravali, if the lord of the rising sign be a powerful planet, the Amsayur-daya method should be followed; if the Sun be powerful, ...
-On Ayurdayaor The Determination Of The Length Of Life. Part 5
21. Jupiter, Saturn, Mars and Venus occupy the Kendras and are mutually in Kendra positions to one another, or they all occupy the Trikona houses. A person ...
-Chapter VIII. On Planetary Divisions And Sub-Divisions Of Life Known As Dasas And Antardasas
1. Determine first which of the following three is powerful - (a) the Rising Sign, the Sun and the Moon. His period comes first. Then follow the periods of the ...
-On Planetary Divisions And Sub-Divisions Of Life Known As Dasas And Antardasas. Part 2
5. The Dasa period (a) of the most powerful (b) planet occupying at the time of birth the exaltation degree of its exaltation sign, (c) is known as Sampurna (d) ...
-On Planetary Divisions Of Life Known As Dasas And Antardasas. Part 3
(b) Varga: If, for instance, the Lagna be the sign, Hora, Drekkana, Navamsa, Dwadasamsa or Trimsamsa of the lord of Dasa period. (c) Or Antardasa period ...
-On Planetary Divisions Of Life Known As Dasas And Antardasas. Part 4
(a) Yoga Sastra according to the Commentator. 18. In the Dasa period of Saturn, the person will get asses, camels, birds, buffaloes and old women, will rule ...
-On Planetary Divisions Of Life Known As Dasas And Antardasas. Part 5
22. In the benefic dasa period of a planet, the good effects are caused immediately by the Divine Soul living within the body and assuming for the time being a ...
-Chapter IX. On Ashtakavargas
(a) 1. The benefic places of the Sun are the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th houses from himself; the same houses from Mars and Saturn; the 6th, ...
-On Ashtakavargas. Part 2
3. 3. 3. 3. 3. 4. 5. 5. 2. 1. 5. 2. All these numbers represent the benefic dots. The A. V. tables are useful in the prediction of most of the important events ...
-On Ashtakavargas. Part 3
Multiply the total of reduced figures by the figure in the 8th house from the Moon in the A. V. of the Moon, 14 Divide the product by 27. Take the remainder, ...
-On Ashtakavargas. Part 4
In the same way, the month of death of a person's father may be ascertained by a similar calculation with reference to the 9th house and that of the mother ...
-Chapter X. On Avocation
1. A person gets wealth from his father, mother, enemy, friend, brother, wife or servant according as the planet which occupies the 10th house from the Lagna ...
-Chapter XI. On Raja Yoga Or The Birth Of Kings
1. According to the Yavanas, a person born when three or more malefic planets are in their exaltation signs becomes a tyrannical king (a). According to ...
-On Raja Yoga Or The Birth Of Kings. Continued
6. When the rising sign is Taurus and the Moon occupies it, when the Sun occupies sign Leo, Jupiter sign Scorpio and Saturn sign Aquarius, a person born ...
-Chapter XII. On Nabhasa Yogas
1. Nine, ten and eight, multiplied respectively by three, three and four give the sums of the numbers of the first two, the first three, and all the four ...
-On Nabhasa Yogas. Part 2
6. I have described the Vajra and other (a) yogas adopting the view of former writers (b). How can Mercury and Venus occupy the 4th sign (c) from the Sun (d)?
-On Nabhasa Yogas. Part 3
Notes In this stanza, the Author describes five more Akriti yogas. (a) That is, the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and the 7th houses. (b) That is, from the 4th ...
-On Nabhasa Yogas. Part 4
Notes The effects of four more Akriti yogas are described in this stanza, (a) According to another reading, the person will also be a miser. 17. A person born ...
-On Nabhasa Yogas. Part 5
To find the number of combinations of n things taken r at a time, the reader is referred to the Lilavati of Bhas-kara Charyar or to the Chhandas Sutra of ...
-Chapter XIII. On Chandra Yogas (Lunar Yogas)
1. The conduct, wealth, knowledge, intelligence and skill of a person will be poor, moderate or excellent according as the Moon occupies the Kendra, the ...
-Chapter XIV. On Double Planetary Yogas
1. If, at the time of birth, the Sun and the Moon occupy together a sign of the Zodiac, the person born will be a maker of fire engines (a) and will work in ...
-On Double Planetary Yogas. Part 2
(16) Mercury and Jupiter, - will be of good speech, beautiful and very rich. (17) Mercury and Venus, - will be a ruler over countries and over men. (18) ...
-On Double Planetary Yogas. Part 3
(9) The Sun, the Moon, Jupiter and Saturn, - will be fond of travels, will be rich, intelligent and attached to prostitutes. (10) The Sun, the Moon, Venus and ...
-Chapter XV. On Ascetio Yogas
1. A person born when four or more (a) powerful (b) planets occupy a single sign of the Zodiac becomes an ascetic of the Sakya, Ajivika, Bhikshuka, ...
-Chapter XVI. On The Nakshatras Or The Moon In The Asterisms
1. A person born when the Moon passes through the asterism of Aswini will be fond of ornaments, will be of fine appearance, will be popular, skilled in work ...
-Chapter XVII. On The Moon In The Several Signs Of The Zodiac
1. A person born with the Moon in sign Aries will have round red-eyes, will be fond of vegetable food and will eat hot meals but in a moderate degree; will be ...
-Chapter XVIII. On The Sun, Mars And Other Planets In The Several Signs Of The Zodiac
1. A person born with the Sun in Aries but not in its exaltation degree (a),will be of wide - spread fame, abil - ty of wandering habits, possessed of small ...
-On The Sun, Mars And Other Planets In The Several Signs Of The Zodiac. Part 2
12. A person born with Jupiter in sign Aries or Scorpio will be a commander of armies, will be very rich, will have many wives and children, will be liberal in ...
-On The Sun, Mars And Other Planets In The Several Signs Of The Zodiac. Part 3
2. A person born when Taurus is the rising sign will have large lips, cheek, nose and forehead, will be of phlegmatic and windy temperament, will be liberal in ...
-Chapter XIX. On Planetary Aspects
1. If at the time of birth, the Moon occupy sign Aries and be aspected by Mars, the person will become a king; if she be aspected by Mercury, the person will ...
-Chapter XX. On The Planets In The Bhavas
1. If at the time of birth of a person, the Sun occupy the Ascendant, the person will be fond of fight, slow at work, without sight and without mercy; but if ...
-Chapter XXI. On The Planets In The Several Vargas
If a single planet occupy its own house at the time of birth of a person such person will possess the average dignity of the members of his family; if two ...
-Chapter XXII. On Miscellaneous Yogas
1. Planets occupying their own signs or their exaltation or Moolatrikona signs are said to be Karaka planets to one another, if, at the same time they occupy ...
-Chapter XXIII. On Malefic Yogas
1. If at the time of birth of a person the 5th and 7th houses from the Ascendant or from the Moon be either occupied or aspected by benefic planets or by their ...
-On Malefic Yogas. Continued
Notes (a) Such as elephantiasis and the like. 8. If, at the time of birth of a person, the Moon occupy a place between Saturn and Mars and the Sun occupy sign ...
-Chapter XXIV. On The Horoscopy Of Women
1. The same remarks apply to the horoscopy of women as to the horoscopy of men; but the effects which are suitable will alone affect women and the rest will ...
-On The Horoscopy Of Women. Continued
Notes (a) Or occupied, according to the Commentator. (b) If it be a fixed sign the husband will remain in his place and if it be a common sign, he will travel ...
-Chapter XXV. On Death
1. If, at the time of birth of a person, the 8th house from the rising sign be unoccupied and be aspected by a powerful planet, the person will die of an ...
-On Death. Continued
11. The cause of death of a person whose horoscope does not contain any of the Yogas enumerated above shall be determined from the 22nd Drekkana counted from ...
-Chapter XXVI. On Lost Horoscopes
1. When a person is ignorant of the time of his conception or birth, the time of birth shall, when duly, questioned about, be determined from the Prasna Lagna ( ...
-On Lost Horoscopes. Part 2
4. The Learned Brahmins in the Science of Horoscopy say, that the number of degrees passed over by the Sun in any particular sign represents the lunar day at ...
-On Lost Horoscopes. Part 3
9. If the rising sign at the time of query be Taurus or Leo, multiply the Lagna Sphuta (the Longitude of the Ascendant) by 10; if it be Gemini or Scorpio, then ...
-Chapter XXVII. On The Drekkanas
1. The 1st Drekkana of sign Aries is a man with a white cloth tied round his loins, black, facing a person as if able to protect him, of fearful appearance and ...
-On The Drekkanas. Continued
Notes This Drekkana is of the shape of a man. Venus is its lord. 20. The 2nd Drekkana of sign Libra is a man with the face of a vulture, holding a pot in his ...
-Chapter XXVIII. Conclusion
1, 2 & 3. In this work on Jataka, I have treated of the following in 25th Chapters. 1. Definitions and Elementary principles (Zodiacal). 2. Do do do (Planetary) ...
-Finish. Appendix
Required the Lagna Sphutam, that is, the Longitude of the Ascendant at 39 gh. 30V. gh. from Sunrise on Friday the 28th May 1886, for a place whose Latitude is ...
-How To Find Out The Correct Local Time
I. By Day Draw a pretty large semi-circle on each side of a well- planed and smooth oblongular plank. Place its edge along a straight line drawn east to west ...









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