Jaimini Astrology - 7 Step Method
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Just as you
begin to grow mature you will learn that you have to avoid discussing astrology with an astro-neophyte as much
as the dogmatic pandit who argues that his interpretation of a shloka from a Jyotisha book or even a sutra alone
is correct. Challenge him, if you are in a mood to argue with him, to show the correctness of his interpretation
on ten horoscopes and he will run away but become your enemy for the rest of your life. On such occasions remember God and Oliver
Goldsmith both. “Every absurdity has a champion to defend it.” – Oliver Goldsmith.Remember Oliver
Goldsmith again“If you were to make little fishes talk, they would talk like whales.”
not accept any interpretation given blindly as for example in Muhurtha Samhitas, Simhastha Brihaspati or
Jupiter’s transit in Simha is forbidden for marriages in some muhurta books. Late Sri S.K.Kelkar did some work
on it, being a suave non-traditionalist, found that marriages done in this period were just like any other
marriages and that the promise in the birth horoscope alone showed correct results. I got done a larger research
by asking seven women astrologers, who had collected one hundred and sixty seven horoscopes, to produce a
largeresearch, the biggest on the subject till date and they were amused to find that there was no terror in
Simhastha Brihaspati marriages. Some of the marriages which were three decades old were very happy
The need to
do this research arose because this is the only muhurtha I have seen which is not universal but relates only to
the territory between Godavari and Ganga. One astrologer argued with me and said thatall gods (remember that it
is said that Hindus have 33 crore gods) go away to south India and do not remain in the north at all. I, in turn
asked him if the railway minister of India spent sleepless nights during this period when Jupiter was in
panchanga (almanac) makes ignore these researches and continue to frighten people with the fictitious results of
marriages performed when Jupiter is in Simha which occurs every twelve years.
untested dogmas become source of fright, astrology ceases to be the super science it is and, becomes a
superstition. It is so with shlokas and sutras
also. Do not accept them blindly as we do not know what are genuine and what are interpolated.
Make your own bold
research hoping that someday some wise astrologers will see the utility of this for the modern age. Tradition
should be respected not as a dogma but with malleable intelligence. The aim should be to bring in liberal
elitism without violence to scientific and acceptable interpretation of rich astrological tradition of ours
given by wise pundits like Madhura Krishnamurthy Sastri and men of his caliber.
sincerely and most scientifically only one can see the extraordinary beauty of astrology of Hindus. Let me give
on instance which shows timing without embarrassing the Indian Police Service officer, in service, whose wife’s
horoscope is being discussed.
officer Ajay Kashyap (IPS) posted in Delhi was
selected for a prestigious job in UNO in 2010 as I had predicted, but he was not being relieved by the
authorities in Delhi including the Lt. Governor because of the Commonwealth Games in October 2010. His wife, an
astrology student in the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, asked me and I told her that according to her horoscope, she
would be out of India by 17 August 2010, CWG or no CWG. I had to devote some time to calculate it which is a
to me an email which I reproduce here editing out her id.
From: @mail.com >
From: archna kashyap@.com ?
Subject: Accurate prediction of Shri K N Rao
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2010 22:17:41 IST
There was considerable uncertainty about my husband's movement from India on account of his posting abroad. This
dilemma was posed to Shri K N Rao our guru, a few weeks ago. On the basis of his analysis of my patri alone, he
predicted that we would move from India to the United States on the 17th of August 2010. This was at a time when
clearance from the Government seemed difficult, if not remote, in view of the forthcoming Commonwealth Games to be
held in New Delhi in October 2010, and the critical position held by my husband. However suddenly the denials of senior
ministry officials were overruled and Government approvals came through. Amazingly, our date of journey is exactly
as predicted by Shri K N Rao Sir. This is a remarkable prediction made by Shri K.N.Rao, based solely on the study
of the spouse's i.e. my, patri (chart).
With warmest regards
DOB: December 1965, 08: 13 am, Mirzapur, UP,
when students asked me, I explained that it is through the Chara dasha which I had taught to them and which
jyotisha softwares calculate wrongly. Let me give instances from the horoscope of Indira Gandhi how chara dasha
shows some events in her life to the nearest date. In the case of Mrs. Archana, see the chart and the DK in
Mithuna and it is Mithuna dasha running which is favourable for her husband. When she asked the question it was
the antardasha of Kanya from where the DK is in the tenth house of elevation about which I had given prediction
to her husband earlier last year (2009)
pratyantara dasha running was of Karka from where DK is in the twelfth, Mithuna. This
pratyantara dasha was ending on 17 August 20101. It
was easy to predict that by 17 August 2010 her husband would be out of India. She acknowledge it through email
and told me that the objections of the police commissioner Delhi, Mr. Dadhwal and, of the Lt.Governor, were
overruled by the Home Ministry which she had not expected and when the orders came, she booked tickets for New
York for 17 August.
This is the
beauty of Jaimini and the Chara Dasha I have researched on, not caring for obscurantist pandits who, knowing
English, reel off their superstitions in the internet forums and also in astrological journals. Left to
themselves, they cannot prove the validity of their own interpretation on one hundred horoscopes at
them will come out with fanciful theories by saying that Shastyamsha, (D 60) is used to see past birth and some
other vargas like D 40 from what you inherit from your mother and D 45 for what you inherit from your father
with the fullest confidence that Maharshi Parashara will not come down to the earth and complain about being
maimed. These are fanciful theories which can never find any support from available texts of
Parashara and cannot be proven on hundreds of horoscopes.
(Those who use Jhora
will observe that the Cancer PD ends on 18th Aug whereas the event happened on 17th Aug matching with the ending
of Cancer PD as calculated by K N Rao. )
I have lot
of feedback from people to whom I have given consultation which I cannot disclose and betray
confidences. It is better to say that you have an
astrological observation and request other astrologers to test it on horoscopes in their possession to help
astrology progress with the astrologer remaining in the background.
intelligent and open minded lover of astrology reads books with an open mind, tries the techniques given and
then forms his opinion. Here is someone who calls my method controversial but still has something complimentary
to say because he is intelligent, not stupid; open minded not a dogma filled dullard.
editing out his id.
Acyutananda Dasa <a@com>
Subject: Love your books! Please give me a mantra
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 06:51:41 IST
Dear Sri Sri KN
Rao Srila Gurudeva,
I recently went to the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in Delhi where you teach. At the bookstore I purchased nearly all
of your books! (Everyone that was available to say the least). I love your landmark work on Chara Dasha, and though it is quite a
controversial work based on other treatises which I have read on the subject, I do appreciate the scientific aspect
you throw into your work. That’s what makes it credible, reliable, and authentic. Meaning therefore, that your
books are the only ones which are useful and genuine on the market.
I tell students not
to accept blindly what is given in the translations of Brihat Parashara etc. not to be overwhelmed by the pandit
who rattles off lot of gibberish in Sanskrit but knows no astrology of practical use to us in the day to day
life. There are two types of astrologers who are the main menace, first the greedy money earning one who can
adopt any trick to cheat you and the other who poses to be a scholar and misleads you with his obstinate
insistence on wrong interpretation, wrong approach, primitive approach and abysmal record of predictive
A well placed
woman student who had topped in our jyotisha examination and is now in quite a high post wrote to me the
following which I am reproducing again editing out her id.
From: ambica gulati @.com>
Subject: thank you
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 12:51:04
I thought I should thank you for grooming me to handle the position I do today. Your research
pattern is so well thought out that it can beat even the best of institutes. I interviewed the director of Management Development Institute, Dr
Pritam Singh (He got a padma shri in 2003) and I discovered that you have been grooming me in the same way to reach
that mental and physical level. Today, I feel I am more equipped to handle life as I read and write better and am
more discriminating in my associations. So I guess, all's well that ends