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Splendour Of VargasAuthor: Compilation Edited by Vinay Aditya Language: English ISBN: 978-8195499816 Second Edition: July 2022, 352 Pages, Price Rs. 540
This compilation of articles on Vargas from learned astrologers, faculty members and senior students of ICAS is a unique attempt. Its uniqueness lies in the multi-dimensional approach that has been attempted for the first time in the current history of astrological deliberations.
Vargas is a difficult subject and most students do not know what to do with them and how. Profusely illustrated, this book gives clear principles. The deities associated with each varga and their meaning has been explained through scriptural references. It is with the deities factored in that this compilation assumes special significance and the splendour of vargas stands out in its pristine glory.
The book confines itself to the Parashari vargas and does not delve into non-traditional methods of casting some of the vargas due to insufficient research till now. The principles enunciated in these articles have been tested on many charts and a few of them have been presented here for the reader???s reference exemplifying the methodology.
The appendix is a rich source for reference since, besides the method of casting the varga, it contains Mrityubhaag of each planet and Arishtamshas associated with them. Obscure subjects such as Bhava Soochak Navamsha and Pushkar Navamsha and Pushkar Amshas etc. have also been included and provides extensive information about deities of different vargas for advanced studies.
Multifaceted Dispositors: Rashi-Nakshatra-NavamshaAuthor: M G Kastwar Language: English ISBN: 978-8195499861 First Edition: June 2022, 162 Pages, Price Rs.275
The 360?? zodiac can be divided in several ways. If we divide it in12 parts, we get the 12 signs, each having important characteristics. The planet that is the lord of the sign is called the sign dispositor or Rasheesh. The sages of yore have compiled a phenomenal number of mundane and esoteric qualities of each nakshatra. planetary lord is called the nakshatra dispositor or Nakshatresha. If we calculate 4 padas of all the nakshatra, (27x 4=108), we get the navamshas. The planetary lords of navamshas are called Navamsha dispositors or Navamshesha.
So, in chart analysis, eventually, it all boils down to planets. It is either the natural karakatwas of the planets or those of the three dispositors mentioned above. These three dispositors form the subject matter of this book. Shri Kastwar has tried to present various principles and has given many illustrations from the point of view of students. Shri M G Kastwar is a post-graduate in Structural Engineering. He has held senior positions in a Government of India undertaking. He is now pursuing his passion for astrology through research and writing. He has to his credit 'Mystery of Retrograde Planets' in English & Hindi. He is a faculty member Indian Council of Astrological Sciences, currently with East-Delhi Chapter-V.
Fascinating VenusAuthor: Pt.Satish Sharma Language: English ISBN: 978-8195499847 First Edition: June 2022, 165 Pages, Price Rs.300
The author has described Fascinating Venus not only from an astronomical point of view but also from jyotisha point of view. Though a large part of this compact book of 29 chapters is filled with Venus as related to astrology he has touched upon every aspect of Venus, from Vāstu, Palmistry, Ayurveda, Mundane, to remedial measures and Shukra-Stuti. For a diligent student of astrology, there is enough in the book to master the role of Venus in the chart for marriage and matching. He has covered not only the Navamsha but also Trimshamsha which is supposed to have special relevance for female nativities. It is not difficult to find the characteristics of different nakshatras in general in the classics but the description of 'Venus in different Nakshatras' is a very illuminating addition.
In the world of Jyotish, Pt. Satish Sharma is a well-known name. He is the grandson of Pt. Babulal Swami (Tijara, Distt. Alwar) and a disciple of Pt. Ramchand Joshi (Lakshmangarh, Sikar, Raj.). He has not only acquired a rich heritage of traditional Jyotish, he is also adept at the modern techniques of Jyotish. His family's name has been mentioned in Bhaktamal and Bhavishya Purana. He presents even the most serious and complex subjects in a simple and lucid manner. He has written many books including Vāstu Vidya. His name is synonymous with Vāstu in India. With his commitment to educating the people, he has held hundreds of Vāstu seminars and written innumerable articles.
Palmistry Sutra & SiddantaAuthor: Shri Vinay Aditya Languages: English, Hindi ISBN English: 978-81-937704-4-3 ISBN Hindi: 978-8193770481 First Edition: September 2018; Second Edition - June 2022, 182 Pages, Price Rs. 300 The book explains the technical aspects of palmistry. Palmistry is the science of prediction by analysing the hand. Principles of Palmistry have been explained in the book in two parts. Part-I is Basic Palmistry and Part-II is for Advanced Palmistry students. The book has been profusely illustrated.
- Essence of the best literature on the subject.
- Theoretical as well as practical tips about Palm reading.
- Bridge between western and Indian Palmistry.
- Advantages of palmistry over other predictive systems.
- Spiritual dimensions.
Vāstu ChintamaniBased on lectures of Prof. A.B.Shukla Author: Navneet Shukla Edited by Shri Vinay Aditya Languages: English and Hindi ISBN English: 978-8193770467 ISBN Hindi: 978-8193770450 First Edition - July 2017; Second Edition - March 2019, 303 Pages, Price Rs.450 Vāstu" from Sanskrit denotes architecture. It is the ancient Indian science of building towns, cities, and dwellings. The first reference to this science of Vāstu can be traced to the Yajurveda. Atharva Veda contains lot of references to the Vāstu Shastra. Due to the cryptic language and archaic terms used in these books it is very difficult to understand them in the present. It is also necessary to reconcile the scientific and traditional knowledge of building structures to suit the modern context. Vāstu Chintamani is an attempt in this direction. Based on the lectures of Shri A B Shukla, IAS (Retd) and Hon National President of Indian Council of Astrological Sciences (ICAS), this book provides sound rationale for the principles of Vastu shastra. Shri A B Shukla is a Physicist by training, administrator by profession and spiritual by inclination. His in-depth knowledge of scriptures is evident in this book. He is famous for his work on the fundamentals of astrology and Vāstu. His research on the basic principles of jyotisha and vāstu is inspired by Upanishads, Brahmanas and Bhagavadgita. This is the Second Edition of the English book but with 10 more chapters including FAQs. Shri Navneet Kaushik is an Engineer connected with Railway Signaling, and a student of Shri A B Shukla. He is teaching Vāstu for the past 15 years and compiled this book after researching. He also works as Hon. Additional Controller of Examinations of ICAS. Features of the Book: Lucid explanation of core concepts. Well illustrated. Explains the relation of Pancha Tattvas (5 elements) with each corner. Provides the Rationale for each Vāstu Concept. This Book gives basic Knowledge of Vāstu Shastra with the help of some Practical Examples.
Mathematical AstrologyAuthor: S. Tyagarajan and Vinay Aditya Languages: English, Hindi ISBN English: 978-8193770436 ISBN Hindi : 978-8195499854 First Edition: Sept 2018; 160 pages; Rs. 275/- Book describes the astronomical aspects useful in Vedic Astrology and the mathematical calculations needed for making the horoscopic chart and the divisional charts. Indian concepts and the units of time have also been discussed.
- Calculation of Lagna for birth anywhere in the world.
- Issues relating to different Ayanamshas.
- Panchanaga features explained.
- Units of Time in Indian system.
- Astronomy related to Astrology.
Education & ProfessionAuthor: Late Justice S N Kapoor [Retd.], Shri Vinay Aditya ISBN English: 978-8195499809 First edition: February 2022; 380 Pages; Rs. 640 The book presents many lesser-known concepts of Astrology in a very lucid manner. It unravels many rare gems that can help stalwarts and existing practitioners of astrology. It caters not only to the beginners but also to advanced students. The unique thing about this book is that it tries to cover the main topic of Education and Profession through multiple systems of astrology like Parashari, Nadi, Jaimini, Ashtakavarga, Navamsha, Dashamamsha, Karakamsha, Nakshatras etc. Such a wonder is possible only by Justice Kapoor, who has a stronghold on all the systems of astrology. The readers of this book are lucky to compare and comprehend the views of multiple systems at a single place and take their understanding of astrology to a deeper level. Justice Kapoor combines the technical depth of astrological principles with a rare passion for exploring the classics for lesser-known wisdom and expanding those principles. His work on Divisional charts is seminal and unparalleled, the glimpses of which were published in a splendid book Splendour of Vargas guided by him. He has written innumerable articles published in Astrological Magazine, and Modern Astrology and presented workshops in various parts of the country on almost every subject of Vedic Astrology. The present book is the culmination of his labour of love of the last 60 years for Vedic Astrology. His industriousness and passion for astrology would not have taken the form of this voluminous book but for the sustained effort put into its editing and designing by Shri Vinay Aditya, B.Tech (IIT/K). He researched the illustrative charts and their explanations according to the specific needs of the articles. As a co-author his contribution is invaluable and highly admirable. It is hoped that everyone would benefit from this book whether he is a new student or a seasoned teacher of astrology or anywhere in-between.
NavamshaAuthor: Dr.T.S.Vasan Language: English, Hindi ISBN English: 978-8193770412 ISBN Hindi: 978-8193770498 First Edition: September 2018, 88 Pages, Price: 140 Several techniques have been described in the book on how to use Navamsha, one of the most important divisional charts in Vedic Astrology. The customary practice of every Astrologer is to erect the Rashi chart, Navamsha chart and Bhava chart before venturing into delineation. After the Rashi chart, the Navamsha chart is the most required and important chart. As said in the dictum Grahanam Amshikam Balam, it is easy to understand the strength and weakness of a planet from the Navamsha chart.
- Relating Navamsha with Rashi chart.
- Several techniques on use of Navamsha.
- Age at the time of important events from Navamsha.
- Rashi Tulya Navamsha.
- Planets in Different Navamshas