Jaimini Maharishi’s Upadesha Sutras by Sanjay Rath
This book offers a lucid transliteration of the upadesa Sutras of Maharishi Jaimini. Wherever necessary this has been substantiated by references from standard texts. A number of riddles hitherto confronting vedic astrology have been resolved with fine illustrations. These include (a) the difference (in actual usage) between Chara, Sthira and Naisargika karakas (b) the distinction between ‘karakamsa’ and ‘swamsa’ and its impact in the charts of twins born just 2 minutes apart, (c) the calculation and use of the Narayana, (alias Padakrama) Sthira, Shoola, Navamsa; Brahma, Varnada, Manduka, Paryaya (alias Gochara) Kendradi and Sudasas, (d) the use of special ascendants in deciphering and timing Rajyoga/Dhanyogas, (e) predicting co-borns for self (Arudha lagna) and spouse (upapada) children from Saptamsa, evils from Kauluka (Shastamsa) disease from Trimsamsa and death from Rudramsa (f) longivity estimation and nature of death. Hitler’s defeat and death due to a change in Paryaya dasa (in Rasi chart) and Manduka dasa (in Rudramsa) or the poverty combination of the second lord in twelfth being altered to dhanyog (prosperity & plenty) due to the Varnada lagna in the second house in Queen Victorias chart are some of the fine illustrations bringing out the importance of Jaimini Sutras. Subtle variations in standard combinations like Shakti yoga producing a saint (Sri Ramakrishana Paramhansa) or the anti-Christ (Adolf Hitler) as well as the obstruction of the evil from Cancer (thc sign of God) are the guarded secrets of Vedic astrology being revealed for the first time.