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But he is famous as an astrologer. I especially like the Muhurta option which makes it easy to use the elements of the panchanga quickly and efficiently. Rao is a Hindu astrologer and author of many books on Hindu Astrology. Raman to whom he introduced this young writer. This book was out of print for a long time. Due to your large hearted and generous cooperation, I have so far written six books on this sacred science of Astrology and this is my seventh output according to the Sanskrit adage Man is able to propose six times but God disposes for the seventh time.

Kotamraju Narayana Rao belongs to an illustrious Andhra Brahmin family. Rao from India. Astrologer andikad in hyderabad. Rama Rao, who was a Who is K. Acharya Ranjana puri is a renowned Vedic astrologer. It has been recently reprinted by Sagar Publications. They are listed by their last names alphabetically. This book is dedicated to Guruji Sri R. Ramachandra Murthy and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at AbeBooks. Rg Rao. Notes N. As previous astrologer Sri Saurav said , your Guru is excellent,as he is in 10th house.

Narasimha Rao for teaching the classes to benefit all astrology students. This experience and regular research into this area became a boon. The credit of this knowledge goes to my Guru master. Punneswara rao suggested to establish Universal college of Astrology and the Annual General Body has approved a resolution in its meeting held on 12th July On the 28th and 29th of June , the leaders of the G20 will gather in Osaka as Japan hosts its first ever G20 Summit.

Narasimha Rao www. Astrology Distant Courses More Info. Articles in the magazine cover a range of topics and Rao has seen ordinary looking men and women evolve spiritually and has met great yogis, many of them still living. If you dont get admission in that college,you can try for admission in some other college. Core of Nadi Astrology by R. C Position, Aspect, Conjunction and D. Khachara Darpana was precise, brief and to the point and it appealed to me.

My studies in astronomy progressed fairly well covering madhyamadhikara mean mo tions , spashtaahikara true places and triprasnadhikara direction, place and time in Surya Siddhant a. These chapters covered also such details as chaya shadow , bhuja equinoctial d istance , calculation of tithi, yoga, Karana, etc. When we reached suryagrahanad hyaya solar eclipse , the study had to be curtailed for the reason that grandfa ther took strong objection to what he called my "meddling" with the planets.

He said, those who probed into these secrets would eventually become most unfortuna te losing their wives and children and that grihasthas family people should no t compute panchangas. During this period one of the occasional visitors to our house was Mahamahopadhy aya Sri Siva Sankara Sastry, a great Sanskrit scholar and astronomer.

He was gen erally good to me and would explain any intricate passages I came across in the two books of my study. Once there was a discussion on the subject of Ayanamsa b etween Sri Sastry and grandfather. I and the Siddhanti were also present The dis cussion hinged on stanza 9 of Chapter in trimsat krityo yugebhanam chakram prak parilambate , especially the words trimsat krityo which according to the commen tary of Ranganatha means times, which means the equinox oscillates time s in a Mahayuga 43,20, years from the fixed point near Zeta Piscium.

But Bh askaracharya in his Siddhantasiromani says that according to Surya Siddhanta it is trimsatkritye, i. It was ex plained that in the version of Surya Siddhanta then available to Bhaskara , there might have been an interpolation with the consequence trimsatkritye instead of trimsatkrityo was found, Bhaskara himself gives the number of revolut ions of me.

It was suggested by Sri Sastry that 54" should be accepted as the rate of preces sion, on the basis of the Surya Siddhanta definition of the precession of the eq uinoxes. This discussion did not interest me much at that t ime. I had no access to Western ephemerides and all castings were being done acc ording to panchangas. Later on as my knowledge of Hindu astronomy progressed , I realised the importance of such a discussion and the justification for preferring 54" as processional value by the traditional astronomers.

The text-book I used was Surya Siddhanta in Sanskrit with Ranganatha's comment ary published in My interest in understanding the intricacies of calculati. It was said Burgess was a bigotted missionary and some of his remarks were highly prejudiced. But h is textual translation, I was told, was quite factual. When the late Mr. Narain Rao, author of "Perpetual Ephemeris", met me in or so he endorsed grandfather's opinion that panchanga calculations should not be done by householders. Many beliefs such as this, held by a section of the educated public, cannot of course be given credence.

Bu t, it has been within my knowledge that some of the astronomers, whose sole prof ession was panchanga calculation, have met with serious calamities, besides suff ering poverty. My training under Suryanarayana Siddhanti gave me a good grounding in Hindu astr onomy which as years passed on enabled me to understand well modem astronomy. The Siddhanti was also a bit of an astrologer in his own way.

Questions by local and other villagers bearing on disappearance of cattle, theft, illness, success and failure in undertakings, missing persons, etc. He was fairly accurate in his answers. I give below some of the simple methods h e used. Divide the total by 8. If the remainder is 1,3,7, the object in view will be fulfilled in 20 days; failure; 4,6, in 3 days; 5, very soon.

For example on 15th September at 2 p. Adding th e tithi 10 , weekday Saturday7 , nakshatra Aridra6 , the yama p. Dividing this by 8, the remai nder is 1, which means the object will be fulfilled within 20 days. Regarding the return of a person who has gone out of station count from Krittika constellation to the constellation of the day.

Divide this by 7. If the remainder is 1, lie will be still in the place of visit; if 2, he will return very early; if 3, he will have left the place and gone to some other plac e; if 4, he will return on the same day the question was put; if 5, his return w ill be delayed; if 6. These methods may seem too simplistic and be dismissed as unscientific. But the village astrologers swear that they work and they are successful in the majorit y of cases.

I give below some more methods for the readers' information. A query pertaining to the sex of the child to be born can be answered thus : Add together the number of letters in the lady's name, the lunar day, the weekday n umber and Divide this by 9. If the remainder is an even number, the child is female; if odd, male. In regard to a question bearing on loss of an article : A dd together the number of the lunar day, weekday and constellation and 3.

Divide it by 5. If the remainder is I, the article is on the ground or floor in the ho use; if 2, in water or watery places nearby; if 3, concealed under some debris; if 4, will not be found; and if 5, will be got back after much delay. I picked up quite a number of such methods bearing on different aspects of lifema rriage, birth of children, disease, death, etc.

For instance when a person falls ill on the 12th lunar day coinciding with Sunday and the constellation of Makha , he will suffer for a long time. Similarly the following combinations prolong t he illness delaying recovery and causing complication; 11th lunar day with Visak ha and Thursday; the 5th lunar day, Aridra and Thursday; 3rd lunar day, Uttarash adha and Wednesday; 6th lunar day, Satabhisha and Thursday; 8th lunar day, Aswin.

The Chandragarbha and Chakra can also be considered as fairly reliable methods t o answer questions pertaining to illness. These methods may have some rationale, some son of a sequence between numerological and psychological factors. About 2 miles from out village in a place called. Suggatta, there lived an arrog ant mantravadi Sorcerer by name Sangappa, a Lingayat by caste.

He was a terror to the villagers all round. He claimed to reveal the past, present and future b y a process known as "gazing at the thumb". For this, the nail on the right thum b was to be smeared. Raising the thumb to the leve l of the eye, one gazed at the oil-smeared nail until he could see enacted befor e him, as on a television screen the past and future of the querist.

I tried thi s method for a while but found it useless. Sangappa was said to be an expert in this art. By his "mantric power" he claimed to paralyse one's limbs, or damage o ne's mind or cause misfortunes to the enemy. All such tales about Sangappa did n ot frighten me. He was the brother-in-law of one Parvatappa who was in charge of our lands at Suggatta.

Once I paid a surprise visit to Sangappa's place which frightened him. It happened in the following circumstance. Two farmers not on good terms with Sangappa complained of the theft of their goats. This was an opportunity fo r me, I thought, to test the methods I had learnt from the Siddhanri. I figured out that the culprit was Sangappa himself. When I told him mat I had looked into the prosrta and found out he was the thief, he got so upset, he threatened to c all into operation all the "spirits" at his command to see that I lost my power of speech.

I was not frightened in me least. I told him his kshudra vidya would have no effect on me. The police meanwhile found he had stolen the goats but no case was registered.

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He was let off with a warning. Sangappa offered to initiate me into what he called karnapisachi mantra so that I could answer "any question bearing on theft, illness,etc". Though I rejected his offer, the idea that I mu st also practise some such mantra persisted until the happening of another epi sode described below. Once I had to present myself before the Amildar at De vanahally in response to a notice sent by him to grandfather that all gun-owners should personally appear before him to get their licences renewed. Before meeti ng the Amildar, I found out astrologically on the basis of the methods I had just learnt, that I would not succeed.

This did not dampen my spirits and I decided to meet him all the same. Amildars or Tahsildars in thos e days commanded much respect which today even ministers do not He said that the licence would be renewed only if the owner, and not anyone on his behalf, came. This was too much for me. Grandfather moved on equal terms with the ministers a nd maharajas and how could this ' petty official summon him, so I thought.

I los t my temper and declared I would see that the Amildar himself visited our place, apologised and renewed the licence. I left immediately in anger. After a week, Mr. D'Souza, a member of the Council, called on grandfather t o seek his advice on some matters. I reported to Mr D'Souza the impertinent and disrespectful behaviour of the Amildar towards grandfather. Within three days, t he Amildar came to our place, apologised and renewed the licence. Later on we be came friends and met occasionally until or when he passed away.

Mr D'Souza, a Mangalore Catholic Christian, was well known for his integrity, ef ficiency and administrative ability. He knew grandfather even from the days of h is holding subordinate positions in the State. He was born on at about p. Rahu Mars Jupiter Rahu Sat. He had to face a tough problem involving his reputation about the beginning of 1 , when he was at the fag end of the Sun Dasa. I was asked to find out the pro blem and what the outcome would be.

I figured it out thus : The Sun as lord of t he 6th is in the 6th ruling enemies, debts and diseases. He is with Mars lord o f the 2nd and the 9th and Mercury lord of the 4th and the 7th. From Chandra L agna, the Sun as lord of the 2nd is in the 2nd no doubt with Yogakaraka Mars; bu t the lord of the 3rd and me 12th Mercury is also involved suggesting some finan cial involvement and displeasure of the ruler. But as the Moon Dasa was about to commence, the native would come out unscathed. Imagine my happiness when grandfather told me that my analysis was fairly accura te and that one day I would also become a great astrologer.

This was my first su ccessful prediction. He was so pleased with my performance that he presented me with a lace dhoti. In Mr. D'Souza's horoscope, the Moon ruling the mind is not afflicted. He was go od tempered though somewhat impulsive. Saturn's aspect made him always worried. Lord of the Ascendant in the 7th unafflicted gave him a loving wife, despite the fact that Venus is associated with Ketu and aspected by Saturn. This is a case in point to suggest that merely on the basis of the affliction of kalalrakaraka, one should not conclude that one's marriage would be unhappy or one will have a second marriage.

Here it will be seen that Venus is in his own house. In this horoscope putrakaraka Jupiter happens to be lord of the Ascendant and is well placed in the 7th. Lord of the 5th, the Moon, is in his own house in the 5 th in the constellation of Saturn who also aspects the 5th house.

D'Souza ha d 18 children. D'Souza was indeed proud of what she called "her wealth". I met Mr. D'Souza again in or , after my return from U. He expressed his happiness over my successful life. He wanted to know about his longevity. He was told that his 87th year would be critical. And he died at this age. In the beginning of a man called Syed Ibrahim who styled himself a fakir ca me to stay with us to treat father's defective eyesight He chimed that he was a Syed and hence as good as a Brahmin.

He spoke chaste Kannada and knew something of Astrology. But for his name he was all Hindu. He said that he would be able t o restore father's vision by some herbal treatment He claimed to be a fnantric a nd herbalist To whet my appetite he gave me a book in Kannada which described so me mantras and the miracles they would enable one to perform inciting the revela tion of the past, present and future. This fascinated me. He used to describe th e use of the various herbs and how by practising certain mantras in a burial pla ce one could control spirits which would always be at one's beck and call enabli ng one to perform miracles.

Ibrahim was a lean anatomical structure, of medium height with a goaty beard and donned a black lungi in the fashion of Sout h Indian Muslims. He persuaded me to undergo "training" in this "an". The night of a New Moon day was chosen as auspicious to commence this vidya. Our watchman was bribed four annas to keep our adventure secret. After everyone at home had gone to sleep, Ibrahim led me to the cremation ground.

Actually it was a grave-yard as the majority population in the village were Lingayats and Vokkal igas, and ours was the only Brahmin family. In those days the surroundings were not quite safe during night times as a gang of robbers was said to be on the prowl attacking passers-by. Generally it was no t safe to set out after 10 o'clock in the night But Ibrahim claimed that he had control over a number of spirits and anyone approaching him with harmful intenti ons would become unconscious and collapse the moment he invoked his controlled s pirit.

I was made to sit facing the south after a bath in a nearby pond. He pretended t o be talking to his spirit guide, waved a wand in front of me from right to left and asked me to close my eyes. This done, he murmured in my left ear what he ca lled Kama Pisachi mantra. The mantra read: kahakale kalika pinda pisacha hrimpha t.

Later on I learnt that the suffix phat is used only when the object in view i s destructive. He asked me to repeat it times and said that I might even see immediately a small female figure with a dark body, three blood-red eyes, big s tomach, white tongue, holding human skulls in two hands and shedding smoke and c oloured flame from her body with flowing hair strewn on both the cheeks. All thi s ritual did not frighten me in the least because of the conviction I had develo ped that one who regularly recited Gayatri Mantra could not be harmed by any spi rits. This exercise to "control spirits" was continued on the next krishnashtami and c haturdasi 8th and 14th lunar days of the dark iialf.

Ibrahim had instructed me to report to him the moment I saw any vision of the type he had described. I al so imagined sometimes that I had begun seeing such an apparition. But on the nex t New Moon day i. We was struck dumb to see me with Ibrahim at such an odd hour at a prohibited place. He immediately reported the matter to grandfather.

The next morning I wa s strongly rebuked and warned that I had taken to a pernicious practice which wo uld ruin my life and family and result in a tragic end to my own life. Ibrahim w as asked to quit immediately despite his protests that the treatment of father's eyes was only half-done. It was subsequently discovered that the only treatment he had been giving had been to put two drops of the juice of nandivardana flowe r twice daily into father's eyes. Grandfather's admonition that one should never resort to kshudra mantras, ucchis ta mantras etc.

I bade farewell once for all to m y misdirected adventure to secure control over spirits. Grandfather's advice was that an astrologer should always practise a mahamanira to enable him to develop his predictive power. It was decades later after most o f my forecasts, whether bearing on nations or individuals, were fulfilled that I was able to understand the meaning and significance of a mahamantra.

Still very you ng in age and intellectually immature, I would silently watch the discussions w hich sometimes took the form of heated arguments. But grandfather would remark t hat arguments would not solve fundamental questions. He was not a fatalist. He b elieved that by right action an indicated evil could be overcome. Such abstruse questions were out of my comprehension, though I now feel that they could have t hen registered themselves on my subconscious mind, and surfaced as my powers of thinking and comprehension grew.

In support of his thesis that one can neutralise powerful planetary afflictions grandfather would cite a number of practical cases handled by him, the most impo. The present Maharaja h ad no children. I was desired to get some santhis performed for removing that curse and I am happy to observe that through God's g race as per the desire of the ruling Maharaja his brother Yuvaraja got a son, vi ndicating the efficacy of remedies and the usefulness of the science of Astrolog y for humanity". Discontinuance of my college studies and acting as secretary to the great man th at grandfather was had its own impact on me.

Listening to grandfather's discussi ons and eloquent speeches contributed not a little to moulding my own thinking a nd paving the way for my taking a decision that I should champion the cause of o ur ancient culture in general and Astrology in particular, come what may. My vag ue so-called scientific ideas of my short- lived college days receded to the bac kground. The anci ent history teacher M. Pranatharthiharan, a short stout and aggressive gentleman , used to insist on us taking copious notes as he went on lecturing on Myonan ci vilization, or the rule of Xerxes etc.

I resented this imposition but was too ti mid to assert myself. One day I was asked to meet him in the teachers' room. He had powerful command over the English language and scolded me using choice words for my 'disobedience'. I collected myself and coolly replied that being a stude nt of Astrology, I was observing his gestures, the way he spoke, etc. I retorted: "Your Ascendant could be Sagitt arius, as you are stout; Rahu could be in the second because of your gestures an d style of speaking, and you have no happiness from your wife.

Haran cooled down and meekly said that I was correct in every respect. Haran was a brilliant scholar in ancient history. His wife was always ailing with suspected tuberculosis. We became "friends". From that day onwards he never took me to task for not taking notes. I have reproduced above the chart given to me by Haran. Two of my conclusions, viz. Lord of the 7th Mercury is in the. Though Venus is well pla ced in the 7th, lord of that house.

Mercury is afflicted. The lady suffered from a lingering disease. It was only in or when I was struggling against innumerable odds to assert myself as an exponent of Astrology that I met my old teacher. He was still in service but was showing signs of premature aging due to domestic problems. Thirumalai, an M. His exposition of the dry subject in the class-room was quite interesting and entert aining. Being a friend of my uncle the late B. Lakshminarain Rao.

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Thirumalai beg an to take some interest not only in my studies but also in my astrological "act ivities". He knew Astrology fairly well and would often put me into embarrassing situations by quoting from Tamil classics. Once it was my turn to "challenge" h im. It was in the following circumstance. An elderly colleague of his had a serious health problem. His Lagna was Leo and Saturn was in the 7th. He was almost at the fag end of Saturn Dasa. Thirumalai c ited Tamil texts in support of his conclusion that his colleague would not recov er from his serious illness.

I controverted his conclusion taking cover under a dictum of Jataka Chandrika this was the only text I then knew fairly well that " Saturn does not kill the native even if endowed with Maraka powers" because the Lagna was Leo. Unfortunately for Thirumalai, his colleague recovered after an operation. I felt that a new feather had been added to my cap and told my te acher in a naughty tone that since he was a logician he would not be able to mak e correct forecasts.

Pride before fall is as true as dusk after sunset From that day onwards I was the object of special attention in the class-room by the logic teacher. The controversy between adrishta or vidhi so-called fatalis m and purushakara or ichchasakti so called will-power was being discussed in the teachers' room by other teachers also joining the discussion, sometimes resu lting in heated arguments.

My intellectual capacity was nominal and inadequate t o enter into serious discussions but still I was pressing my point of view, base d neither on experience nor on theoretical knowledge, that one could change one' s future entirely by effort, remedial measures, etc. Thirumalai would tear my th esis to shreds by his logical arguments. While not owning defeat, I would me rely say that logic was no good for Astrology.

Thirumalai would assert that l ogic was an essential ingredient for establishing the truth or otherwise of a pr oposition. In Astrology, judgment or inference is essentially a process of synthesis. But t here is difference between inference and correct inference. An astrological infe rence can be considered to be valid if justified by the evidence, i. This was the argument adv anced by Thirumalai. I could not make much sense of it then.

But in due course I realised that while logic was important in its own way in astrological interpre tation, an inference arrived at logically, though valid, need not be true. For example, according to texts, Venus, as Kalatrakaraka in the 7th house spoils or blemishes the 7th house. Applying this principle to a chart, we are correct in logically inferring that the married life of the native who has this combinat ion may not be happy. This is a valid inference also. But it may not be a true o r correct inference, to arrive at which, an intuitional approach is very necessa ry.

When I explained this to Thirumalai in or so, when he called at my offi ce, he nodded assent and shared my view that logic alone could not lead to corre ct judgment. Thirumalai lived close to my own residence'at Bangalore in the fift ies and he was all praise for my work in the field of Astrology. A Pandit from Andhra, claiming to be an expert in ancient astronomical instrumen ts, visited us in December The Pandit stayed with us for about a month during which period.

A hole of the size of a black-gram seed is made in a copper vessel measuring 4 i nches wide and 3 inches high and weighing about This vessel is floa ted in another bigger vessel full of clean water. The time required for the copp er vessel to sink, after getting filled up to the brim,'is one ghati.


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The experi ment was tried three times and the time required for the copper vessel to sink w as 23 minutes 58 seconds. A ghati is equal to 24 minutes. Perhaps the slight dif ference could have been due to the crude method of experimentation employed by u s. This demonstration, though elementary, was thrilling at that time. He also constructed what he called the gnomon phalaka yantra, yasti for finding the palabha, dhiyantra etc. Though simple and primitive looking from the modem point of view it seemed as though these instrum ents were an essential part of ancient astronomical studies.

Sixty years have passed since I met the Andhra Pandit. I have yet to come across one matching his resourcefulness and expertise in the construction of such inst ruments. The same Pandit was also instrumental in kindling my interest in observational a stronomy and taught me to identify starts and find time during nights. To cite a n example, if the constellation of Sravana, i. Similarly if Swati is at the meridian, ghatis in Capricorn will have elaps ed at the horizon. These formulae appear to have been framed taking into consid eration the duration of signs in some place in Andhra.

Therefore they c annot be universally applicable. At best they could give the approximate longi tude of the Lagna though the Lagna itself may be accurate. The formula could be easily committed to memory to enable an astrologer to answer questions any time and anywhere without the need of an ephemeris. A method in horary employed by the pandit based on the counting of cowries was b elieved to be dependable in answering questions. It was as follows. The astrolog er, after purification in the morning with a bath and worship of his family deit y, should hand over 25 cowries to the querist after uttering the mantra Om namo bhagavate chamundeswari malayala swaroopinee sarvasiddhikarinee.

The querist sho uld drop cowries on the floor after shaking them well. I f no cowry falls with its head on, repeat the shuffling and drop the cowries aga in on the floor. Who will predecease husband or wife? A simple method was suggested by the pandit. Count from the star of the wife to that of the husband. Multiply this by 7 and divide the product by Call the remainder x. Similarly count from the star o f the husband to that of the wife; multiply the figure by 7 and divide the produ ct by Call it y. If y is greater than x, the wife will predecease. Otherwise the husband will predecease.

To take an example: The wife's star is Satabhisha and the husband's Mrigasira. Counting Mrigasira from Satabisha we get 9. Multi plying this by 7 and dividing the product by 28, the remainder x will be 7. Since y is grea ter than x, the wife will predecease the husband. It should not be construed that in giving these simple astrological and quasi-as trological methods, still in vogue amongst a section of village astrologers, I e ndorse or make use of them. In several instances, the results have been remarkab le. It is for the readers to experiment with them and decide their utility. Moon Rahu Ascdt.

He was born on at about 10 p. The Nawab was addicted to cigar-smoking. I was asked to calculate the longevity of the Nawab by grandfather. My conclusio n was : Lord of the Ascendant Venus is in his own house with Ketu. Lord of the 8th Jupit er is in a trine in association with Mercury and the Sun.

Lord of the 3rd from t he Moon is in the 8th therefrom while lord of Chandra Lagna aspects Chandra Lagn a. Therefore, the native has middle life. Mars as lord of the 7th and the 12th c ould be Maraka, as he also owns the 2nd from the Moon. Hence Mars Dasa may prove fatal. While appreciating my arguments grandfather disagreed with my conclusion. According to him the Moon could be a Maraka, because as lord of the 3rd he is aspected by Mars, a Maraka; Saturn, a malefic and the Sun lord of the 6th and Mercury lord of the 7th and 4th.

He warned the Nawab that his 47th year might prove critical unless he stopped his smoking. The Nawab passed away about the mi ddle of or so due to congestion of the lungs. My apprenticeship indirectly under my grandfather and other Pandits who visited Suryalaya gave me self- confidence, a fairly good grounding in collateral subjec ts and the opportunity to learn from those who were experts in their own way. In a sense, what was lost by way of general education was made good by insights in to. It was during this period that I learnt by practical experience the dignity of labour, the pangs of poverty and how, in life, appearance is always different from reality.

The Maha raja of Mysore presented grandfather with Rs. Grandfather spent this sum by giving loans to our family dhobi washerman , priest, maistry and ma ny others hoping that such loans would be paid back or otherwise adjusted. Those who cried for help while they were in distress never cared to pay back the amounts given to them.

The financial position was so bad that I had to visit th e debtors scattered in different villages for collection. Once the situation was so grave that we had to somehow manage to get Rs. I was sent to a village called Begur, about 10 miles from our own vill age to collect the money against the loan advanced to one Nanjunda Deekshita. Wi th an escort I walked the distance of 10 miles and met the debtor.

His wife plea ded with me pathetically about their own affairs and I had to return empty-hande d. I was only 16 years old then. Walking a distance of 20 miles in one day resul ted in severe bruises on my soles. My grandmother had to tend me for a week afte r that. Though Nanjunda Deekshita sent me back with no money he taught me what he called a snap-shot astrological method according to which one could find out in advanc e whether or not such a 'mission' as I had undertaken would be successful so tha t unnecessary physical and mental strain could be avoided.

The method was of course quite simple. Ask for a number of three digits. The uni t, the tenth and the hundredth digits respectively represent the future, the pre sent and the past ruled by the planets of the appropriate number, namely I-the Su n 7the. Malefic nets denote : the Sunpartly successful. Mars results in quarrels, Saturn much effor t necessary, Rahunot beneficial, and benefices denoting : Jupitersuccess guarantee d, Venussuccess and pleasant happenings.

Mercurymuch effort necessary and the Moonn ot bad. I was so much in love with Astrology I would put to test every method of predict ion that came my way. After a week I had to go to another village called Kadigan ahally to collect money from the washerman. I thought of a number the unit-digit of which was 5 ruled by Venus. I became jubilant at the impending success.

When I went to the village and asked the washerman to make at least a pan payment to wards his debt, he pleaded inability due to his own bad circumstances. But he as sured me he would pay me back in kind. He gave lemon fruits and a cup of mil k. I felt my mission was successful at least partially. Then I reported this to grandfather. He just laughed over the matter. It was during this period again that I had the opportunity to observe at close q uarters the sufferings of those who come under what is now fashionable for polit icians to call "weaker sections".

About the end of grandfather was generous enough to write off all the debts and spared me the ordeal of walking long dist ances to different villages to collect the money. Years later I discovered that the method given above had been elaborately discus sed in Prasna Marga, some details pertaining to which I shall giving here.

The number which should consist of any three digits is capable of being interpre ted in a number of ways even covering medical Astrology. For instance, the numbe. The nature of the defect or disease would be appropri ate to the nature of the planet signified by the number.

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For answering questions of day-to-day importance, the hundredth, the tenth and the unit digits may be considered as representing the past, present an d future. Multiply the root number by 45 and divide the product by 8. If the rem ainder is zero or an even number, only failure is to be anticipated. If the rema inder is an odd number, good health, recovery from illness, financial gain and success can be pr edicted.

Again reduce the root number to a single digit and find out the planet presiding over it and. If the Sun presides over the number the object in view will be gained. If the qu estion refers to politics, success will attend and honour will flow. The Moon me ntal peace, domestic happiness,, plenty of food and acquisition of desired objec t The Moon at the time of query should be powerful to give all these results in full measure.

Mars accidents, injuries from fires and weapons, quarrels, head di seases and troubles from enemies. Prasna always refer to immediate future 1 day to 1 year and these results are to happen within this period. Mercury itches, sk in eruptions and sores in the body, , lingering or intermittent fever, troubles from domestic animals such as dogs, cats, etc. Jupiter access to wealth, realisation of objects, blessings from preceptors an d holy people and smooth sailing in all affairs.

Venus- good sexual enjoyments, h appiness with wife, good income and acquisition of money and' ornaments. Saturn colic pains, sorrow, misunderstandings, fear from spirits and hobgoblins, rheuma tism and bad results in general. Rahu skin diseases of a virulent type, eye trou bles, misunderstandings, fear from poison, snakes and reptiles. These methods have their own value and they cannot be brushed aside as of no ava il. In fact whether in the matter of interpreting horoscopes or numbers, one mus t possess or cultivate the power of intuition. Otherwise the interpretation may not be quite correct.

The village we lived in had a Mutt headed by a Lingayat religious head by name N anje Wadiyar. In fact in , Nanje Wadiyar was put on the gadi, thanks to the efforts of grandfather in preventing a rival group from putting their own nomine e on the Gadi. Nanje Wadiyar was a broad-minded person and tried to keep himself out of the group rivalries in the village. He showed no difference between Vais hnavite and Saivite customs and traditions though the Mutt itself belonged to th e Veerasaiva community. In fact he got a temple erected for Anjaneya near the vi llage precincts.

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