of May-June 2002 issue Vol. 6 No. 3
Dasha Periods of the Wayward Rahu (Part 5) Dr.
K.S. Charak Of the natural malefics, the mention of Rahu generates a peculiar
awe and anxiety. Rahus dasha periods are often quite important
in one's life and are remembered long after they are over, irrespective
of whether they prove beneficail or harmful to the native. The author
elaborates the subtle point in the analysis of Rahus dasha.
The Lord Rama Temple at Ayodhya Anshumalee Sood
Lord Rama, the most revered of the ten incarnations
of Lord Vishnu, is worshipped throughout the length and breadth
of the country cutting accross the diversity of language, culture,
tradition, etc., that comprise the present day India. The controversy
relates to the birthplace of Lord Rama at Ayodhya located in the
northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. There stood a holy shrine
at the spot that was amongst the holiest of pilgrimage spots for
the Hindus, equivalent perhaps to a haj journey to Mecca for a Muslim
and to Jerusalem for a Christian. Then suddenly, in the early 16th
century, it was demolished and its debris was partially used in
the construction of a mosque, now called Babri Masjid. There are
two persian inscriptions still existing in the Masjid. It records
that this mosque-like structure was actually built by one Mir Baqi
at the command of Babar in Hijra Era 935 which comes to 1528 AD.
In the early 16th century, Mughal ruler Babar proceeded to demolish
most Hindu shrines and symbols holy to the Hindus and building mosques
in their place.
The author gives the historical
background and discusses the March 15, 2002 muhurta chart associated
with the symbolic stone laying and offering prayers to mark the commencement
of the construction of the temple.
Predictive Application of the Drekkana Dr.
Suresh Chandra Mishra
The Drekkana Chart is an important entity in Vedic astrology and
enjoys a prime significance in natal chart reading. All the divisional
charts are inherently linked to the lagna and are thus a part and
parcel of the basic chart.
According to a statement attributed to sage Narada, the lagna is
of two types, the visible (gross) and the invisible (subtle), like
a tree and its seed. The invisible lagna is thus immutable, infinite
and ultimate. To get at the invisible aspect of the lagna, the visible
lagna is minced into several parts, right from two equal parts (Hora)
to sixty equal parts (Shashtyamsha). In order to achieve the ultimate
truth, the astrologer transgresses at least the six divisions, like
the Yogi who traverses through the six 'Chakras', from the Mooladhara
onwards, to attain the Sahasrara.
According to a clear dictum from an ancient rare work, the Drekkana
is the Mooladhara, ruled by the Sun, and represents the Bhurloka
(the earth). Its prime concern is the same as that of the Sun. Hence,
the lineage as well as the present status of the native, his appearance
and characteristics, his temperament, nature, destiny, fortune and
worldly success, all fall within the domain of the drekkana.
Dr. Mishra has explained with the help of the example charts, the
use of Drekkana for various predictive purposes.
Laghu Jatakam - Part 6 English Translation and Commentary by
Dr. K S Charak Varahamihira is considered the greatest authority on Vedic
astrology after the era of the sages like Parashara. He was born near
Ujjain during the sixth century AD. His most popular works are the
Brihat Jataka and the Brihat Samhita. The Laghu Jatakam is a rather
abridged version of the Jataka text. Easy to comprehend and rich in
substance, it is a classic that must be studied alike by the novice
and the master. Remedies in Astrology (Part 2) Lalitha
The Surya Kavacham is the standard stotra or hymn to propitiate
the Sun-god and to seek his protection. The complete technique consists
of the preliminaries; the meditation; and the stotra proper. The
author describes the meditation and the stotra proper for the benefit
of the readers in this article. Lessons in Palmistry (Part 4) Vinay
The author explains various minor lines in a hand – line of
Mercury, lhe Via Lasciva, lhe line of intuition, the girdle of Venus,
the line of marriage, line of Mars, the ring of Solomon, the ring
of Saturn, the Rascettes, travel lines and the lines of children.
From the Realm of Spirits - Stories from Veenu Sandal
1. Kanta's Revenge
2. She Walks Alone
Book Reviews -
Stock Market Analysis by R.G. Krishnan.
Your Sun Sign as a Spiritual Guide by J. Donald Walters.
From the Scriptures -
Vasus: The Ruling Deity of the Dhanishtha Nakshatra (part 2).
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