HORA SARA – Prithuyasas, translated by R. Santhanam
Contents: Foreword by B.V. Raman; A few words beforehand; 1. Divisions of Rasis; 2. Planetary character; 3. Planetary strengths; 4. Conception & birth; 5. Evils at birth; 6. Longevity – special rules; 7. Longevity – again explained; 8. Dasa Phala Nirupana; 9. Effects of Sun’s period; 10. Effects of Moon’s period; 11. Effects of Mars’ period; 12. Effects of Mercury’s period; 13. Effects of Jupiter’s period; 14. Effects of Venus’ period; 15. Effects of Saturn’s period; 16. Miscellaneous effects of periods; 17. Effects of Ashtaka Varga; 18. Effects of sub-period; 19. Chandra & Nabhasa yogas; 20. Raja yogas; 21. Planetary effects for bhavas; 22. Livlihood; Effects of two/three planets being together; 24. Horoscopes hindered; 25. Astrology for the fair sex; 26. End of life; 27. To trace lost horoscopes; 28. What the birth asterism means; 29. What the moon sign means; 30. What the navamsa means; 31. Nakshatra Jataka (hints on Udu dasa); 32. Some horoscopic canons.
Comment: Prithuyasas was a son of Varahamihira. The book comprises 1209 Sanskrit slokas (included). This might be Santhanam’s first published translation. In various places I wished I could read Sanskrit, or that the translation was more complete. Santhanam tends to omit the name of what the sloka is referring to, leaving us to guess. Such as the beginning of chapter 17, on Ashtakavarga. Santhanam gives the values of the dots, but only Sanskrit for what the dots are for. We might presume the first section is Sun, the second for the Moon, etc., but for each, there are eight divisions. For those of you who know Sanskrit, or who are determined.
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