Jatakadesamarga (Jatak Deshmarga) by V Subrahmanya Sastri (Originally Published in 1942)

Jatakadesamarga appears to be the work of the very learned Astrologer of Malabar named Podumanai Chomadiri i.e., Somayaji of Podumanai. Somayaji came from the Talappilli Taluk of Cochin State and probably lived about 250 years ago.

This work Jatakadesamarga also incorporates slokas from the Brihat Jataka, Laghu Jataka, Jatakaparijata, Phaladeepaka, Yavan Jataka, Silparatna, Prasnamarga, and other earlier texts to critically comment on the various slokas of Jatakadesamarga. The author has naturally taken Varahamihira, Sripati, etc., as authorities. The chapter entitled Bhavavichara is a masterly Study. He has shown his master mind in the Adhyayas on Bhavavichara, Gunapinda, Ashtakavarga, Bhinnashtakavarga, Bharyavichara and Anukoolya. The last mentioned is a matchless study and is rarely found in the literature on Astrology.

V Subrahmanya Sastri has extensively edited the Sanskrit text with English commentary. The Masterly explanations are analysis of the cocepts, the Gunapinda, many of the Marananirnaya tests, etc. Some of the inferences deduced under the Bhinnashtakavargas are novel and not found in other known works. The last Chapter-Misraprakaranam-contains many valuable hints to the students for the purpose of prediction.

One of the important classic text on Indian Astrology and a master reference for every learner of Indian Astrology.

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