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Vedic Astrology:

Books by Chandulal Sakaralal Patel


C.S. Patel has been active since the mid 1950's. He has a special interest in odd corners of Parasara & the Deva Keralm generally. His books are useful, well-organized compilations of everything he can find about a given subject. They are quite good.


ASHTAKAVARGA - C.S. Patel & C.A. Subramania Aiyar, $19.00
Contents:
Foreword; Author's note; Prologue;
1. Introducing the subject; 2. Method of computing Ashtakavarga; 3. Trikona & Ekadhipatya shodhanas; 4. Bhava & bindu phala; 5. Prastarashtakavarga & sarvachanchachakra; 6. Ashtakavarga of the sun; 7. Ashtatakavarga of the moon; 8. Ashtakavarga of Mars; 9. Ashtakavarga of Mercury; 10. Ashtakavarga of Jupiter;

11. Ashtakavarga of Venus; 12. Ashtakavarga of Saturn; 13. Miscellaneous matters; 14. Samudayashitaka varga; 15. Ayus & dasas; 16. Planetary transits (gochara); 17. Effects arising from planetary positions at birth; 18. Summary of various articles.

Appendices: 1. Ashtakavarga plate (specifications for a mechanical computing device); 2. Precession (ayanamsha, 1874-1967); 3. Names of rasis & planets (Indian/Western); 4. About rasis & planets (dignities, debilities, etc.); 5. Saptavarga divisions; 6. Nakshatras & vimshottari dasa; Bibliography.

Comment: This books consists of about 950 slokas, from various sources, primarily Parasara & other classic texts based on him. The bibliography in the back lists 40 references. Original Sanskrit slokas are given, as are numerous tables.

Sagar, 313 pages.


NAVAMSA IN ASTROLOGY - C.S. Patel, $16.00
Contents:
Preface;
Part 1: 1. Introduction; 2. Navamsa - literature - terminology; 3. Vargottama navamsa; 4. Pushkara navamsa; 5. The 64th navamsa; 6. Rasi-tulya navamsa & navamsa tulya rasi; 7. Dispositors; 8. Shubha-abde-krura-abde; 9. Nidhanamsa/ashtamamsa; 10. Eventful years in one's life; 11. Navamsa-transit; 12. Cross-positions of planets in rasi & navamsa; 13. Selected verses; 14. Navamsa - dwadasamsa & navamsa spashta grahas; 15. Nadi astrology.

Part 2: 16. Results of the rising navamsas; 17. Results of the rising 108 navamsas; 18. Udit navamsa - the rising navamsa; 19. Results of navamsa positions of seven planets; 20. Miscellaneous matters.

Comment: In the preface, the author writes, I have ventured into an uncharted area of Nadi Granthas & classical texts, where the concept of "Navamsa" has been extensively & innovatingly applied to solve various techniques of predictions. I do not think it fit, to enumerate the innumerable techniques discussed in the book here, but I would like to state that many technical terms such as, Nidhanamsa, Ashtamamsa, Pushkaranavamsa, Bhava-suchaka-navamsa, the 64th Navamsa, Vikatamsa, Bhava-madhya-navamsa & many more are explained, showing their correct impart. (pg. v)

With Sanskrit slokas from the original source material, sample charts, tables, etc. An excellent book.

Sagar, 204 pages.


PREDICTING THROUGH NAVAMSA & NADI ASTROLOGY - C.S. Patel, $18.00
Contents:
Preface; 1. Use of the 64th navamsa in prognostication; 2. Searchlight on navamsa; 3. Eventful years in one's life - I; 4. Eventful years in one's life - II; 5. Pushkara navamsa; 6. Navamsa & transit of planets; 7. Importance of navamsa in prediction - I; 8. Importance of navamsa in prediction - II; 9. Rasi & navamsa: interchange of identicalness; 10. Yoga-bhangas or cancellation of yogas;

11. Nadi principles behind Saturn's transit; 12. Nadi system of prediction; 13. New predictive technique based on nadi astrology; 14. Relatives from the native's chart; 15. Timing of events as per nadi texts; 16. Nadi astrology; 17. Periods of fortune & calamity; 18. Use of collective ashtakavarga in prognostication; 19. Use of Bhinnashtakavargas in prognostication; 20. Interpreting Bhinnashtakavarga;

21. Use of rekhas in prognostication; 22. On foreign residence; 23. Samudayashtakavarga; 25. Transit results from signs occupied by planets; 25. Conjunctions of planets in transit - I; 26. Conjunctions of planets - II; 27. Conjunctions of planets - III; 28. Conjunctions of planets - IV; 29. Transit - good & bad phases as per Deva Keralam; 30. Importance of deha & jeeva rasis;

31. Use of Rahu/Ketu in prognostication; 32. Vimshottari dasha; 33. Viparita raja yoga; 34. Gain & loss - determining specific years; 35. On Karataria yoga; 36. Diseases & injuries - caused by planets; 37. Lagna - Arudha; 39. Retrogression of planets.

Comment: These articles originally appeared in B.V. Raman's Astrological Magazine, and Shri R. Santhanam's Times of Astrology, from 1984 to 1999. In his customary style, Patel quotes numerous classic texts & includes original Sanskrit slokas. With many chart examples (in both north & south Indian styles), tables, diagrams, etc.

Sagar, 301 pages.


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