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"Books by Asia's leading woman astrologist counsellor, Dr. K.N. Saraswathy"


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It seems that Bob Cooper took a liking to books by Saraswathy. Seems he stocked every book she ever wrote. All of these are small, most of them are not well-printed though they are readable. Many, if not all, started as translations of the classics by Saraswathy's father, the late Kadalangudi Natesa Sastri, translations from Sanskrit (or Hindi, perhaps) to Tamil.

Saraswathy has translated her father's work from Tamil to English. While the results are still in the same overall style as translations I have seen elsewhere, direct connection to the originals seems slight. There are no original slokas for reference, and the books seems to have been reorganized generally. Whether this is a help or a hindrance depends on what you expect to get from them.

Many of these books are still in print & still available. Current printings are of a better quality, though my distributor tells me that export prices were raised some years ago & the books might not still be affordable. Otherwise, when the last of the AFA's old stock have sold, these will disappear. In the meanwhile, Enjoy!

Dave


JATAKA CHANDRIKA of Kaalidasa: Raja yogas & marriage agreement - K.N. Saraswathy, $6.00

Contents:

Dedication
Preface
Note on Aacaarya Kadalungudi
Salutation to the planets

Part 1:
1. Invocation
2. Table of malefic & benefic planets
3. Aspects of planets
4. Planets in kendra
5. Raahu & Ketu
6. Raaja yogas
7. Longevity
8. Planets & various means of death
9. Raaja yoga bhuktis
10. Benefic or malefic planets, by sign

Part 2:
11. Various kinds of matching
12. Enquiring into the nature of RaaSis, etc.
13. About Mars-dosha
14. Propitiation of Mars

Glossary
Appendix: Know your name according to Moon's longitude

Comment: A translation of the book by Kaalidasa. This is the most recently printed, as well as best-printed book in this series (quite nicely done for India). Includes original Sanskrit slokas.

Kadalangudi Publications, 112 pages. Printed: 1999.


JATAKA DWADASA BHAVA PHALA, An astrological compendium, vol. 1, houses 1 to 5 - K.N. Saraswathy, $8.00

Contents:

Dedication
Preface
Index

1. Results of first house
2. Results of second house
3. Results of third house
4. Results of fourth house
5. Results of fifth house

Glossary

Comment: Subtitled, A Compendium of Results from Classics Parasara Samhita, Saravali, Sarvath Chintamani, Jataka Tattva etc. on the 12 houses of the horoscope.

These extracts were originally compiled in Tamil by the author's father, Pandit Kadalungudi Natesa Sastri. Saraswathy has "transcreated" the book in to English. In each chapter, the author gives a simple list of effects, from the first reference book, and then from the second, the third, the fourth, etc. No effort is made to explain the reasoning, nor is any effort made to reconcile the various points of view. There are no extracts from the original books themselves.

The index in each of these three volumes is an extended table of contents & is quite useful.

Kadalangudi Publications, 238 pages. Printed: 1984.


JATAKA DWADASA BHAVA PHALA, An astrological compendium, vol. 3, houses 9 to 12 (big format) - K.N. Saraswathy, $8.00

Contents:

Dedication
Preface
Index

1. Results of ninth house
2. Results of tenth house
3. Results of eleventh house
4. Results of twelfth house

Glossary

Comment: As with volume 1 (above), this book is subtitled, A Compendium of Results from Classics Parasara Samhita, Saravali, Sarvath Chintamani, Jataka Tattva etc. on the 12 houses of the horoscope.

These extracts were originally compiled in Tamil by the author's father, Pandit Kadalungudi Natesa Sastri. Saraswathy has "transcreated" the book in to English. In each chapter, the author gives a simple list of effects, from the first reference book, and then from the second, the third, the fourth, etc. No effort is made to explain the reasoning, nor is any effort made to reconcile the various points of view. There are no extracts from the original books themselves.

The index in each of these three volumes is an extended table of contents & is quite useful.

Kadalangudi Publications, 145 pages. Printed: 1985.


SAKUNA PHALA, or Effects of Omens in Computer Age - K.N. Saraswathy, $8.00

Contents:

Dedication
Preface

1. Introduction. Directions divided into 32 divisions
2. Antara chakra
3. Sounds of birds. Signs given by lizards.
4. Barking of dogs
5. Howls of vixen
6. Signs got from forest animals
7. Signs from cows
8. Signs from horses
9. Elephants
10. Crows
11. Bees, ants, etc. Time of occurrence of omens.
12. Explanation of Yavanacharya & Bhattotpala. Determination & interpretation of omens. Prasna lagna to determine person's name. Letters of the name from navamsas.

Lagna-navamsa table for names of persons / articles

Determining names by means of omens

Glossary

Comment: In the Introduction, we learn this book was extracted from chapters 85-95 of the Brhat Samhita

In this book I learn that vixens are she-foxes. In the months of February & March the foxes are in heat & hence their cries during these months are ineffective. (pg. 34)

Kadalangudi Publications, 74 pages. Printed: 1985.


SARAVALI of Kalyaana Varma - K.N. Saraswathy, $15.00

Contents:

Notes on Aachaarya Kadalangudi
Preface
Index

The first house
The second house
The third house
The fourth house
The fifth house
The sixth house
The seventh house
The eighth house
The ninth house
The tenth house
The eleventh house
The twelfth house
Dasaa-bhukti effects

Comment: In each chapter, a survey of results unique to that house. For the fifth house, these include (taken from the index):

Legitimacy of children, lovers' children, childlessness, son's character, many children, more daughters, number of sons / daughters, adoption, propitiation of snake cures, other curses, curses due to mantras & ghosts
The curious thing about this book is that the organization bears no resemblance to Santhanam's well-known translation.

Kadalangudi Publications, 276 pages. Printed: 1988.


AGNA VIDYA, or Instant Astrological Forecast by Sage Varahamira - K.N. Saraswathy, $5.00

Contents:

Dedication
Preface
Salutation

An enumeration of the 44 slokas

Glossary

Comment: The nature of this book is given in a note on the front cover:

(The questioner, while asking for the prediction touches some part or other of his/her body. This book deals with the auspicious & other effects of the prediction based on this behavior.)
The book opens with full-page illustrations of each of the planetary dieties. It continues with a list of good & bad places for the astrologer to take questions (avoid crematoriums & empty houses), a list of masculine (swift results), feminine (slow results) & eunuch (no results) body parts (testicles are masculine, but the penis is a eunuch), a list of other omens that might influence the result (dry ginger?). Uniquely, Sanskrit slokas are given, in Sanskrit.

Kadalangudi Publications, 21 pages. Printed: 1985.


STREE JATAKA, or Focus on Women thru Horoscopy - K.N. Saraswathy, $9.00

Contents:

Dedication
Preface
Index

1. From Varaahamihira
2. Brihat Samhitaa
3. Mantreswara
4. Parasara Samhitaa
5. Jataka Tattva
6. Sarvaatha Chintaamani
7. Saaraavai
8. Phala Deepikaa
9. Jataka Parijaata
10. Jataka Tattva

Comment: Chapters 6 - 10 comprise 2/3rds of the book, and of that, Chapter 7, from Saravali, comprises 36 pages in itself.

Kadalangudi Publications, 96 pages. Printed: 1986.


JAATAKA TATTVAM - K.N. Saraswathy, $8.00

Contents:

Dedication
Preface
Index
Note on Aachaarya Kadalungudi

The first house
The second house
The third house
The fourth house
The fifth house
The sixth house
The seventh house
The eighth house
The ninth house
The tenth house
The eleventh house
The twelfth house

Comment: On the title page are these words,

Effects of the bhaavas, effects of positions of the lords of houses, effects of aspects to planets in bhaavas, good & bad fortune, Various yogas, etc., etc.

This is, essentially, a book of yogas organized by house. The house by house index looks like horary topics, but these are all for natal charts.

Kadalangudi Publications, 181 pages. Printed: 1989.


VENUS - K.N. Saraswathy, $5.00

Contents:

Dedication
Preface
Key to pronunciation
Note on Aacaarya Kadalungudi

1. Man & heavenly bodies
2. Venus
3. The worship
4. Mantras for propitiation (Roman script)
5. Mantras for propitiation (Naagari script)
6. Worship of parivaara-devataas
7. Mantras for parivaara devataas

Comment: There is no astrology in this book. Mythology is given in chapter 2. The first chapter, Man & the Heavenly Bodies, is identical in each of the books in this series.

Kadalangudi Publications, 84 pages. Printed: 1990.


SATURN - K.N. Saraswathy, $5.00

Contents:

Dedication
Preface
Key to pronunciation
Note on Aacaarya Kadalungudi

1. Man & heavenly bodies
2. Saturn
3. The worship
4. Mantras for propitiation (Roman script)
5. Mantras for propitiation (Naagari script)
6. Worship of parivaara-devataas
7. Mantras for parivaara devataas

Comment: There is no astrology in this book. Mythology is given in chapter 2. The first chapter, Man & the Heavenly Bodies, is identical in each of the books in this series.

Kadalangudi Publications, 88 pages. Printed: 1990.


MERCURY - K.N. Saraswathy, $5.00

Contents:

Dedication
Preface
Key to pronunciation
Note on Aacaarya Kadalungudi

1. Man & heavenly bodies
2. Mercury
3. The worship
4. Mantras for propitiation (Roman script)
5. Mantras for propitiation (Naagari script)
6. Worship of parivaara-devataas
7. Mantras for parivaara devataas

Comment: There is no astrology in this book. Mythology is given in chapter 2. The first chapter, Man & the Heavenly Bodies, is identical in each of the books in this series.

Kadalangudi Publications, 72 pages. Printed: 1990.



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