Sripati Paddhati (1937) by V Subrahmanya Sastri
he Jātakapaddhati or Śrīpatipaddhati, in eight chapters, is one of the fundamental textbooks for later Indian genethlialogy, contributing an impressive elaboration to the computation of the strengths of the planets and astrological places. It was enormously popular, as the large number of manuscripts, commentaries, and imitations attests. The more important of these commentaries are Sūryadeva Yajvan (b. 1 19 1), Jātakālankāra; Parameśvara (ca. 1380- 1460); Acyuta (fl. 1505- 1534), Bhāvārthamanjarī-see D. Pingree, Census of the Exact Sciences in Sanskrit, ser. A, I (Philadelphia, 1970), 36a-36b; Krsna (fl. 1600-1625), whose udāharana was edited by J. B. Chaudhuri (Calcutta, 1955)- see also D. Pingree, Census, 11 (Philadelphia, 1971), 53a-55b; Sumatiharsa Gani (fl. 1615); Mādhava; and Raghunātha. Acyuta Piṣārati (ca. 1550-1621; see D. Pingree, Census, 1, 36b-38b) wrote an imitation. the Horāsāroccava. The Jātakapaddhati was edited with an English translation by V. Subrahmanya Sastri (Bombay, 1903; 4th ed. , Bangalore, 1957).
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