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O.P. Verma


The author is an astrologer/translator whose books are published by Ranjan, in New Delhi. I can discover no other details about him. (Modest fellow.) Here are his books:


SECRETS OF VIMSHOTTARI DASA - O.P. Verma, $18.00
Contents:
Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Dasa calculations; 3. Secrets of dasa interpretation; 4. Vimsottari dasa of Maharisi Parasara; 5. Results of maha dasas & bukties (from Laghu Parasara); 6. Importance of Sudarsana in dasa context; 7. General results; 8. On locating trend of events; 9. Dasa & transit; 10. Rationale behind vimshottari dasa system; 11. No alternative to vimsottari; 12. Index of technical terms used.

Comment: Includes quotations & Sanskrit slokas from Parasara, Mantreswara, Vaidyanatha Dixita, Deva Keralam, etc. With numerous chart examples.

Ranjan, 176 pages, hardcover.


A GLIMPSE OF KERALA ASTROLOGY - Annotated by O.P. Verma, $13.00
Contents:
From the annotator;

Kerala Jyotisha: Houses 1 through 6: Royal combinations, Neecha bhanga rajayogas, Yogas for wealth & happiness, Yogas for prosperity, Prosperity & poverty, Diseases of eye, ear & mouth, Loss of wealth, Diplomacy, Knowledge of scriptures, Quality of food, Yogas for coborns & relations with them, Yogas for conveyances, Mother's age, character & death, Hidden treasure, Houses & property, Illegitimate child, Destruction of progeny, Diseases & enemies, Results of the 6th house;

Houses 7 through 12: Marriage-when?, Married life, Number of wives, Sexuality & loose morals, Long, medium & short life, Death of parents, Yoga for royalty, Sources of income, Relations with father, Profession, Charitable disposition vagabond, Diseases of ear, Ketu in 11th house, Emancipation, State after death, Expenses;

Kerala Sutras: Judgment of twelve houses, Happiness in life, Lagna lord with other planets, Karakas of various houses, Yogas for comfortable life, Sorrows in life, etc.;

Gopala Ratnakara: Good & bad results of houses, Constitution, color & stature, Satvika, rajasika & tamasika nature, Constitution of eyes, Blindness, Wealth & sources, Multiplicity of eyes, Foolishness, Barrenness, Abortions, Watery accidents; Glossary.

Comment: The text was originally by Sage Sukracharya, as collected, organized & translated by Sri N.N. Krisna Rao, an astrologer & scholar from Mumbai (Bombay). Verma has added notes & quotations from other works (Brihat Jataka, Saravali, Phala Deepika, Parasara, etc.), as well as numerous chart examples.

Ranjan Publications, 157 pages.


PROFESSION THROUGH ASTROLOGY - O.P. Verma, $12.00
Synopsis: A survey of traditional methods for determining profession, with many contemporary chart examples, eg, for lawyers, scientists, poets, businessmen, etc.

Contents, comment.

Ranjan Publications, 184 pages.


LAGHU PARASARI (Jataka Chandrika) - translated by O.P. Verma, $15.00
Contents:
Preface; Introduction; Preliminaries;

Slokas: 1. Prayer; 2. Subject matter of the work; 3. Importance of Nakshatra dasa; 4. About general know-how; 5. Aspects of planets; 6. About Trikona & Trishadaya lords; 7. About lords of Kendras; About 2nd & 12th house lords; Rule about 8th house lord; 10. Kendradhipatya dosha; 11. Sun & moon as 8th house lords; 12. Yogakarakatwa of planets; 13. Characteristics of Rahu & Ketu;

Combinations of planets: 14. Auspicious combinations; 15. Blemished Kendra & Trikona lords; 16. More about Yogakarakatwa; 17. Rajayoga par excellence; 18. Dasas of Yogakarakas; 19. Bhuktis of related inauspicious lords; 20. Other auspicious yogas; 21. Rahu-ketu as yogakarakas; 22. Extinction of rajayoga;

On Longevity: 23. Determination of Maraka houses; 24 & 25: Determination of Maraka planets; 26 & 27: Other Maraka planets; 28. Speciality of Saturn as Maraka;

Dasas & Bhuktis of planets: 29 & 30: Special rules for dasa results; 31. Neutral bhukti lord to dasa lord; 32. Dasas of Kendra & Trikona lords; 33 & 34: Yogakaraka & maraka dasa-bhuktis; 35. Auspicious dasa & bhukti of Yogakaraka; 36. Dasas-bhuktis of Rahu-Ketu; 37 & 38: Dasas of inauspicious planets; 39. Rule about Maraka dasas; 40. Rule for dasa-bhukti of Venus & Saturn; 41 & 42: Specific Rajayogas;

Auspicious & Inauspicious Planets: 43. Aries lagna; 47. Taurus lagna; 49. Gemini lagna; 51. Cancer lagna; 54. Leo lagna; 57. Virgo Lagna; 59. Libra lagna; 62. Scorpio lagna; 64. Sagittarius lagna; 66. Capricorn lagna; 69. Aquarius lagna; 71. Pisces lagna; 73. Concluding slokas; Miscellaneous: 75. General slokas; 76. Dasa calculations; 77. Index to technical terms.

Comment: As explained in a note on page 131, up to sloka (chapter) 40, Laghu Parasari & Jataka Chandrika are identical. Slokas 41 & 42 are from Laghu Parasari, slokas from 43 onwards are unique to Jataka Chandrika. Slokas are numbered in the table of contents, but not in the text of the book itself. There are various "missing" slokas, starting with 44. A casual glance at the book shows more than one bit of Sanskrit for each of the 12 signs, thus accounting for the jumps in numbers. Commentaries include those of Pt Vinayaka Sastri 'Betala', Pt Ram Yatna Ojha & Pt Seeta Ram Jha.

Ranjan Publications, 189 pages.


TEXT BOOK OF TRANSIT OF PLANETS, with illustrations - O.P. Verma, $21.00
Contents:

Part 1: Introduction; 1. How to analyze transits; 2. Planetary transits & their significations; 3. Retrograde planets; 4. Transit a Hindu classical approach; 5. Sade Sati of Saturn; 6. Transits & ashtaka varga; 7. Transits & nakshatras;

Part 2: 1. Transits of the sun; 2. Transits of the moon; 3. Transits of Mercury; 4. Transits of Venus; 5. Transits of Mars; 6. Transits of Jupiter; 7. Transits of Saturn; 8. Transits of Rahu-Ketu; 9. Transits of Uranus; 10. Transits of Neptune; 11. Transits of Pluto; 12. Bibliography.

Comment: In chapter 4 (Hindu classical approach) are given delineations for transiting planets in reference to the natal moon's house. In Part 2, transits through the natal houses & in Ptolemaic aspects to natal planets. The writing in Part 2 is reminiscent of Sakoian & Acker's out-of-print Predictive Astrology, which is listed in the bibliography.

Ranjan Publications, 329 pages.


YOGAS - THE MARVELS OF HINDU ASTROLOGY (The celestial entities in action) - O.P. Verma, $23.00

Contents:

Five hundred sixty-four yogas, presented in this order:
Ruchaka, Bhadra, Hansa, Malavya, Sasa, Adhi, Lagnadhi, Sunapha, Anapha, Durudhura, Adham, Sama, Varishta, Vasumati, Shubha, Kartari, Vesi, Vasi, Ubhayachari, Gajakesari, Chattussagara, Amla, Bhaskara, Marut, Parijata, Kalanidhi, Lakshmi, Kahala, Malika, Chamara, Shankha, Shri Kantha, Shri Natha, Viranchi, Bheri, Shakata, Budha, Indra, Parvata, Sharada, Matsya

Kurma, Khadga, Kumsuma, Mridanga, Amsavatara; Hari, Hara, Brahma; Pushkala, Mahabhagya, Gauri, Saraswati, Gaja, Devendra, Mukuta, Jaya, Vidyut, Shri Chandika, Gandharva, Chaturmukha, Vishnu, Shiva, Chandra mangala, Chapa, Nabhi, Dhwaja, Kundala; Mangala, Madhya & Kleeba; Gola, Chanda, Go, Garuda, Ravi, Shubha, Trilochana, Sukha, Vajra, Yuga I, Akhanda Samrajya

Vasarpati, Adhyatma, Naga, Padma, Musala, Yuga, Anguli, Lavana, Harsha, Sarala, Vimala, Duryoga, Nabhasa, Avayogas, Deha soukhya, Pushta deha, Sthula deha, Karsharya deha, Rogi deha, Khalwata, Viklanga, Deha durgandha, Kapata I, Haasya, Chourya, Navayovana, Pishuna, Chandala & Mlechha, Kaatara, Vaani dosha, Vaachala, Badhira, Balya dhana, Bhratru dhanapti, Janani dhana labha, Suputra dhanapti, Shatruto dhanapti, Bharyato dhanapti, Pitru dhanapti, Dhana, Daridra, Rina grasta, Nirvidya

Dhana nasha, Annadata, Bhojana prakara, Kutumbi, Sumukhadi, Danta vikara, Andha, Netraghata, Netra roga, Bhratru labha, Bhratru haani, Bahu sahodara, Vikram, Yuddha kushala, Satkaryadirata, Matru sukha abhava, Matru deerghayu, Matru nasha, Matru Vyabhicharini, Kapata II, Sajjana, Sukha prapti, Dukha prapti, Paatala rasi prapti, Prasasavana, Bahu griha prapti, Griha nasta, Shatruto Kshetrapti, Bhoomi vikreta, Bandhu poojya, Vahana, Buddhimaana

Satvika prakriti, Pratyutpannamati, Chanchala buddhi, Jada buddhi, Heena buddhi, Trikalagya, Upasana, Guru bhakta, Suputra, Eka putra, Bahuputra, Aputra, Kuputra, Dattaka putra, Parajata, Putra abhava, Mrita santana utpatti, Kanya prapti, Garbhapata, Putra nasha, Vilamba santana prapti, Jara putra, Vipra shapad viputra, Matru dosad viputra, Pitru dosad viputra, Sarpa sapad viputra, Vansa vichhedra, Shatrunashaka, Shatrumoolad dhana vyaya

Shwana bhaya, Vrana peetikadi, Shatru gyana, Pitru ninda, Ekantottitha, Apasmara, Unmada, Kushta roga, Hridaya roga, Kshaya roga, Phuphus avarana sotha, Kasa roga, Shoola roga, Pleeha vriddhi roga, Pitta roga, Vaata roga, Peenasa roga, Mukha roga, Gandamala roga, Sweta kushta roga, Pama dadru roga, Arsha roga, Sisna gaden, Andakosha vriddhi, Mootra krichha roga, Yona roga, Aartava dosha

Pakshaghata roga, Jalodara roga, Pishacha Peeda, Matula Sukha, Bahu bharya, Satkalatra, Kupatni, Vyabhichara, Agamya stree gama, Punarbhu bharya, Samalaingika, Bhaga chumbana, Bharya nasha, Rogini bharrya, Astamastha graha, Pradatta roga, Purnaya, Madhyayu, Alpayu, Balarishta, Nairyanika, Kara Padachheda, Karachheda, Kura pravritti

Punyavana, Bhagya heena, Dharmadhyaksha, Bhiksha, Guru stree rata, Dhanika va netra rogi, Ganga snana, Maanaseela, Karmadivaikalya, Rajya karyakarta, Janakovitta, Vyapari, Raja, Neecha bhanga raja, Vipareeta raja, Raja yoga bhanga, Pravrajya, Sanyasa Bhrashta, Bahu labha, Vahana sukha, Nana deshatana, Rajamoolo dhana vyaya, Dhana sanchaya, Bhandana, Kalasarpa

INDEX

Comment: Even more comprehensive than B.V. Raman's 300 Important Combinations.

There is an organization to this book. It starts with yogas of the five planets, Mars, Jupiter, Mercury, Venus & Saturn. Next are yogas of Sun & Moon, the two eyes of our solar system. (pg. xii). Following those are lunar yogas for hope & vitality. These are followed by lordships of benefic houses, and then Nabhas yogas, which manifest throughout life. Lastly come yogas related to the twelve houses themselves. Here are found, under the 10th house, Raja yogas, under the 6th, 8th & 12th, Arishta, and some 25 yogas, relating to disease, under the 6th, as well as many other house-related yogas.

For each yoga, the author gives its name in Sanskrit characters, as well as Definition, Results, and Comments. Many yogas also include example charts, natal & navamsa. The alphabetical index is a merciful addition.

The author states that yogas are unknown in the west. While this is a common belief, it is not true. From the time of the Greeks, yogas have been known as aphorisms. Since I, myself, can't make heads or tails of yogas, I think I will bring the western versions back to life, as, whatever you call them, they are far too good, too useful, to ignore.

Ranjan, 351 pages.


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