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REMEDIAL MEASURES

IN
ASTROLOGY

By
Dr. G.S. Kapoor

RANJAN PUBLICATIONS
16, Ansari Road, Darya Ganj, New Delhi-110002 (INDIA)
At A Glance
Remedial Measures to avert tragedies and
disasters-Preliminary knowledge of birth
chart and planetary afflictions-Natural
functions and characteristics of planets.
and evil results of their afflictions-
Propitiation of planets through mantras,
charity, fasting and blessings of elders
and preceptors-Beneficial effects of
Colour Therapy-Remedial merits of
Gems-Gem Therapy based on cosmic
colours of planets and gems-Cheap

and proven Totkas O d l ) from Eal


Kitab' for propitiation of planets-
Remedial Measures illustrated by
horoscopes-Remedial Measures for
diseases caused by sinful deeds-
Rudraksha a panacea for all ills and
other gifts of Nature h remedial
merits-Yantras of the planets-Some
remedial mantras for day to day
problems.
From The Author

Our life is always full of difficulties, problems and stress


and strains. Keeping in view the busy schedule of people in
present day life, this book contains easy and simple
measures for protection from the malevolence of planets
such as giving in charity things connected with such
planets and prayers, recitation of m a n t r a s , fasting,
wearing of gem stones etc.

The very simple, cheap and easy to perform remedial


measures as given in the famous Urdu book ` a l K i t a b ' ,
have also been included in this book.

The diseases caused by the planets with reference to


each Ascendant have been discussed and illustrated by
horoscopes and remedial measures suggested in each
case. The natural functions and nature of Sun, Moon and
other planets and the evil they can cause if afflicted, has
been described in sufficient detail to enable appropriate
remedial measures being taken in time.

In brief, the material compiled in this book for


protection from evil consequences of affliction of planets,
is not only simple but also easy for practical use.
CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER I - Preliminary knowledge about birth
chart and some aspects of astrology-Birth chart,
houses, signs, constellations, planets,
Vimsottari Dasha and information as to how
planets get effected. 14

CHAPTER II - Nature, functions and


characteristics of planets-effects of their
afflictions. 29

CHAPTER III - Propitiation of Malevolent


planets by prayers-Things which are to be given
in charity-Significance and utility of mantras
for propitiation of planets-Vak Shakti-mantras
for the different planets -Correct procedure for
reciting mantras-Procedure for fasting-Benefic
effects of blessings from the elders etc.-Vedic
mantras of planets. 42

CHAPTER IV - Propitiation of Planets and


Colours-Division of the light of the Sun-Origin
of seven colours-Relationship of colours with
various planets-Importance of Colour Therapy-
Practical use of Colour Therapy. 65

CHAPTER V - Remedial merits of Gemstones-


Gems and Dharma shastra - Speciality in gems
- the Ruling stone Principles for using gem
stones-Suitability of gem stones for various
Ascendants. 74

CHAPTER VI-Gem Therapy The seven rays and


colours of rainbow-Their significance and
importance-Cosmic colours of planets and their
gems-Principles of Gem Therapy and a glimpse
of tele-therapy-Need of cosmic rays for curing
diseases-Rahu and Ketu and their gems have
also cosmic rays-How to prepare Gem
Medicines. 100
CHAPTER VII - Propitiation of planets-Cheap,
simple, effective and easy to perform rities for
propitation of planets as given in Lal Kitab -The
explanation about such beliefs-Their remedial
values and practical utility. 109
CHAPTER VIII - Various kinds of afflictions of
planets and their consequences-What is
Destiny? Compoundable and non-compoundable
sinful deeds-Information about the nature of
Sun, Moon and other planets and consequential
evil effects of their afflictions-Suitable remedial
measures.
117
CHAPTER IX - Remedial Measures illustrated
through Birth Charts. 126
CHAPTER X - Consideration of the twelve
houses in the context of remedial measures. 139
CHAPTER XI - Remedial Measures for diseases
caused by sinful deeds, as given in Prasna
Marga. 157
CHAPTER XII - The panacea of all ills-Gifts of
nature possessing remedial measures-Use of
roots of herbs and plants for propitiation of
planets. 162
CHAPTER XIII - Yantras of Sun and other
planets and their utility. 168
CHAPTER XIV - Some remedial mantras for
solving day to day problems. 171
INTRODUCTION

Astrology is not deterministic and it is given to man to


change the course of events to avert the misery, agony and
disaster threatened by evil influences of certain inauspicious
combinations or dispositions of planets by taking appropriate
remedial measures in time. This approach is quite scientific
and is in accordance with the modern line of thinking. Man
is, no doubt, a creature of destiny but he is not entirely or
absolutely its slave. Man has some freeaoin of will and action
also. If man has no such freedom how can he overcome his
karma and attain salvation or how will his soul merge with
universal soul. Thus it should be accepted that there is-no
place for fatalism in astrology. Fate and free will are two blades
of a scissor and we still do not know which blade operates
in cutting a paper. It is man's supreme duty to do his mite
irrespective of results like a Nishkama Karmayogi It is true
that errors of judgement creep in when we are destined.
Miscalculations occur and our reasoning faculty becomes
inoperative and ineffective. The most important utility of
astrology is to forewarn man to enable hin t.o forearm himself
to face troubles and calamities and to take steps in
accordance with remedial principles of astrology to overcome
or at least minimise the evil effects expected. To illustrate, if
rain is inevitable and we cannot escape from it or avert it,
either we don't go out or take steps to avoid getting wet by
the use of a rain-coat or an umbrella. This is the precise scope
and function of remedial measures in astrology.
'The law of karma is not stifling and one only gets what one
sows, yet it provides options and allows room for the operation
of free will. In other words it provides a system where action
of a kind, though in the process of bearing results, can be
manoeuvred into relatively less impactful effects. That is, a
certain consequence, though bound to result out of a certain
action, can be suitably amended to lose its sting. Not all
causes attract the discount. Some do, some do not, yet others
come partly under the relief. Remedial measures are a
concomitant of this system"
"As in law where there are compoundable and non-
compoundable offences, so also do we have planetary
afflictions (arishtas or doshas) that are amenable to shanti
(palliatives) and those that are not."
In this material world it is difficult to say that there is even
one person who has no problems to worry him. A man may
be loaded with millions or even billidns but if he has no issues,
or has no properly adjusted conjugal life, or is not enjoying
good health, he cannot be really called a happy person. On
the other hand, a man who has no money suffers from pangs
of hunger and has no roof over his head is blessed with
children but he cannot afford to feed and clothe them or get
them educated. Al these problems and maladies are the
consequence of one's karmas in the previous birth or current
life and if one has a birth chart, the problems he has to face
are clearly skectched out in it in the form of planetary
afflictions. And to mitigate and sometimes to n u l l s the
consequences of evil affliction our teamed and farsighted
ancients gave birth to the concept of remedial measures. It is
through the science of astrology that the planetary malevolence
is diagnosed and adequately gauged and efficacious, proven,
and time-tested remedies like the use of gem stones (manO,
mantras or invocations (under the vast ambit of Mantra come
also Tantra and yantra), and medicine (AushadhO,are taken.
Yoga discipline and exercises are also included in this. These
remedial measures generate forces in order to deflect the
unhappy and evil influences which are likely to manifest as a
result of malevolent configuration of the planets.
Mrology has now come to be recognised as a vast science
diagnostic as well as remedial. According to astrolgoy all the
sufferings of the mankind (individual or country as a whole)
are due to planetary afflictions and as said earlier there are
remedial measures to alleviate or mitigate the suffering if not
completely neutralise it. As an illustration it may be
mentioned that in February 1962, it was predicted by reputed
astrologers that the configuration of eight planets in the sign
Capricorn was likely to cause all kinds of disasters and
calamities in the world and particularly in India. As a remedial
measure group Yajnas were performed all over the country
and whether the predictions were correct or not nothing
untoward happened. It is believed that when a Yajna is
performed the sacrificial oblations and the sound w a s
produced by the rythmic chanting of Vedic mantras have a
beneficial effect on the psycho-physical environment.
Recitation of mantras prescribed for each planet in the proper
manner and by observing the correct rituals are believed to
act as a very' effective protection from the evil effects of any
planetary aflllction. When we recite the mantra of a planet
who is giving us trouble, we actually pray to him to bestow
upon us his mercy and save us from his evil rays.
The rationale of the use of gem stones to avert the evil effects
of planets is dependent on the colours and vibrations of the
planets. Our ancients who were no less scientific-minded than
the scientists of the present day, took the view that everything
the Universe is sensitive to colour influence. The various
yugas i.e. Krita, Treta, Dwapar and Kali, and the various
guns-Sattwa, Rajas and Tamers, have got their own colours
and the various planets have got their own colours. The
influence they exert on men depends on the different colours
emanated or absorbed. Likewise each planet rules over or is
related to a gem. The colour of the planet is reflected on the
human body through the gem and creates an effect by
absorption and reflection of the rays and vibrations. The gem
acts as a filter and produces good or evil, depending on the
need of the body. If a planet emanating a ray the vibration of
which is unsuitable for the body, is counteracted by the ray
absorbed by the gem, there will be no evil result. Jatak
Parijat describes the colours of the planets and the gems
related to them as under :-
Colours
wt~s~t+~MMIRd% o : R cii i) dal,
v 1q:, II
in t:,
(t~clcl~: Sf~c ai~I: :,
g
l~chl~~c 6 a l l ZP: 'cf: II
This means that Sun has mixed colour of black and red
(dark red). Moon is young and of white colour. Mercury is of
the colour of green Durva (grass). Mixture of red and white is
the colour of Mars. Jupiter has a body of fair complexion.
Venus is white. Saturn has a black body. Rahu's body is of
blue colour and that of Ketu is of a strange colour.
Gems
i 1 'i'II ~t~,1d+~M a 1I 1 ~flrnil,
$I 1 I ~t~ri 4ii c"i i II
der ~ 14i gtI 4I4 a :,
n4ofl Iq)Y~I,~r~ 14 q: II
This means that the gem of Sun is Ruby, of Moon is white
Pearl, of Mars is Red Coral, of Mercury is Emerald, of Jupiter
is Yellow Sapphire, of Venus is Diamond, of Saturn is Blue
Sapphire, of Rahu is Gomedha and of Ketu is Cat's Eye.
"As an astrologer can only study the tendencies likely to
manifest under certain situations, it may be logical, as an
extension of this approach to find out the additional forces
that can be generated in order to deflect any unhappy
influence likely to manifest as a result of the given planetary
configuration" says Shri Bepin Behari in his article 'Some
Reflections on Remedial Measures' in the September 1983
issue of the Astrologial Magazine.
An attempt has been made in this small book how the
'additional forces' can be generated by use of appropriate gem
stones or Mantras or other means to avert the misery that
may be caused by afflictions of planets or by malefic
configuration of planets in a horoscope.
Prasna Marga, an exhaustive work from Kerala (English
translation by late J.N. Bhasin, published by Ranjan
Publications) gives description in detail about identifying the
afflicting planet and of locating the correct remedy. According
to the author of Prasna Marga all miseries and difficulties in
life are caused by one's sins of commission or omission.
Remedies are prescribed in the form of medicines, Japers
(repetition of mantras), yajnas, oblations, worship, offerings
in charity (Dana), feeding etc. This matter will be dealt with
in this book in more detail at the appropriate place.

Apart from Japers of Mantras, use of gem stones, prayers


to the planets and other deities are very often resorted to in
times of trouble. In North India Hanumanji is believed to solve
all problems if the devotee recites Hanuman Chalisa (a prayer
book) regularly. Similarly prayers are offered to different
deities according to the faith of the devotees. From our
personal experience we can say that prayers, if offered with
faith and due reverence to the deity, act as a very effective
remedial measure in everyday life.
How does the prayer work as a remedy ? The question is
answered as under-
"When one prays one puts one's Ego (which is synonymous
with duality) to rest and supplicates the Universal Self for
grace. It is, too, well known that all human ills are the result
of Ego. When the little self or Ego is subdued, it allows for
our true nature to function. Our true nature is but Divinity
and Divinity means the end of all problems springing from
duality. In practice, when most of us pray there still remain
traces of Ego which refuse to be subdued completely and in
proportion do our afflictions fade away or remain".
Preliminary knowledge out some
important aspects of astrology
In order to understand the implications of remedial
measures in astrology it will be very beneficial for the readers
(particularly those who have no knowledge of astrology) to
have some idea about Rasis (Signs), planets, their ownership
of Rasis and Nakshatras (constellations), aspects of planets
and also ingredients of a birth chart or horoscope.
(1) The birth chart is a map of the heavens which at the
time of birth of an individual shows the Ascendant rising at
that time and the position of the planets in the twelve houses
or signs of the horoscope.
(2) Rasis (Signs) T o know about signs it is first
necessary to know what is Zodiac. Zodiac is a broad belt in
the heavens extending about 9 degrees on each side of the
ecliptic. Ecliptic is the path of the Sun which (path) passes
exactly through the centre of the Zodiac. The Zodiac is an
imaginary circle of 360 degrees and our ancients divided this
circle into twelve equal parts of 30 degrees each. Each equal
part of 30 degrees is known as a sign (Rasi). Thus we have
twelve signs in the Zodiac, namely-Aries (Mesha), Taurus
(Vrishabh), Gemini (Mithuna), Cancer (karka), Leo (Simha),
Virgo (Karuya), Libra (Tula), Scorpio (Vrischik), Sagittarius
(Dhanu), Capricorn ( M a r ) , Aquarius (Kumbha) and Pisces
(Meena).
(3) Aries is the first sign. In horoscopes it is written as '1'
and Taurus is written as '2' and so no.
(4) The following table shows the lords of the various
signs. The signs possess the nature and qualities of their
lords.
Sign Lord of the Sign
Indication of Sign
Aries 1 Mars
Taurus 2 Venus
PRELIMINARY KNOWLEDGE 15

Gemini 3 Mercury
Cancer 4 Moon
Leo 5 Sun
Virgo 6 Mercury
Libra 7 Venus
Scorpio 8 Mars
Sagittarius 9 Jupiter
Capricorn 10 Saturn
Aquarius 11 Saturn
Pisces 12 Jupiter

(5) Sun, Mars, Jupiter and Moon are mutual friends.


Similarly Saturn, Venus and Mercury are Mutual friends.
Rahu and Ketu are friends of Saturn, Venus and Mercury.
Actually in nature Rahu is like Saturn and Ketu is like Mars.
Friendship amongst individuals depends on the friendship
amongst the lords of the acending (Lagna).

(6) There are some signs in which a planet becomes


powerful and auspicious. If a planet is exalted in a particular
sign, he is debilitated in the sign seventh to it. As the results
are very much dependent on the strength of the planets it
is necessary to know the signs of exaltation and debilitation
of the various planets. This information is given in the
following table :-

Planet Sign of
Sign of exaltation
debilitation
Sun 1 7
Moon 2 8
Mars 10 4
Mercury 6 12
Jupiter 4 10
Venus 12 6
Saturn 7

There is lack of consensus amongst the ancients about the


own signs and signs of exaltation and debiliation of Rahu and
Ketu. According to Parashara's Brihat Parashara Hora',
(which is available in English also) Rahu and Ketu do not own
any signs. They represent the lord of the sign in which they
16 REMEDIAL MEASURES IN ASTROLOGY

are placed. According to this view Rahu is exalted in Taurus


and debilitated in Scorpio, Ketu is exalted in Scorpio and is
debilitated in Taurus. According to 'Sarvarth Chintamani'
Rahu's exaltation sign is Gemini and the sign of debilitation
is Sagittarius. The opposite is the case with Ketu.
(7) Planets are of two main categories-benefics and
malefics. The benefics promote the good of the person or
things on whom they exert their influence. Malefics destroy
the things they influence and bring misery and troubles to
the person who falls their prey. It is, therefore, essential to
know which planets are benefics and which are malefics in a
birth chart.
(8) The Sun, Mars, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu are natural
malefics. Jupiter and Venus are natural benefics. Moon, when
she is powerful, becomes a benefic and she is a malefic when
weak. The Moon on the Amavas day (last day of the dark half
of the lunar month) is nearest to the Sun. As a result the
Moon becomes lustreless and entirely weak. Later with the
start of Shukla Paksha (the bright half of the lunar month),
Moon moves forward from the Sun. When the Moon is forward
by 72 degrees from the Sun, she begins to gain strength. Upto
that stage the Moon remains weak and functions as a malefic.
Such a Moon is called waning Moon'. When Moon is 180
degrees away from the Sun, she is fully strong (Full Moon)
and a full benefic. In other words, the Moon goes on acquiring
strength after she is 72 degrees from the Sun. After the Full
Moon day (PoomamasO, the Moon starts losing its strength
but she remains waxing' and a benefic until she is 72 degrees
near the Sun. On the Amavas day, it is without any strength.
(9) Mercury is symbolised as a young boy (Kwnar). When
he is conjoined with a malefic, he becomes a malefic.
Conjoined with a benefic, he becomes a benefic. He is also a
benefic when he is alone. Rahu and Ketu are shadowy planets
and do not function independently. If they are influenced by
benfics, they give favourable result in their major and sub
periods. Results are opposite if they fall under the influence
of malefics.
(10) Late S1viJ.N. Bhasin, a noted famous and very
learned astrologer and author of several books on Astrology,
has expressed the view in almost all his books that Rahu
and Ketu, in addition to having the 7th house aspect, also
aspect
the 5th and 9th houses from them. In support of his view he
has quoted the following sloka from the Bombay Edition of
'Brih at P ar as h ara Ho ra ' :-
" + u
t~c1 iG 1 i a V c t S~R.c~41 ,
~ i M a Y i -) 1 1 aa I"

In maintaining that Rahu and Ketu have the 5th house,


7th house and 9th house aspects, ShriBhasinhas expressed
the view that if those planets are under the influence of
benefics, they communicate the beneficial effects of those
benefics with their aspects. Similarly they transport the evil
effects of the malefics influencing them.
(11) The sign rising in the eastern horizon at the time of
the birth is called the Ascendant (Lagna). In a horoscope the
good and bad effects of the planets are dependent on the rising
sign (Ascendant) to a great extent.

(13) There are different


forms adopted for the
horoscope in different parts
of the country. It is the form
of the horoscope followed in
Northern I n d i a :
The horoscope has twelve
houses as shown in this
chart. It will be seen that VI
the numbers move anti-
clockwise. In this form of horoscope the house No. 1 is always
the Ascendant (Lagna) whatever be the rising sign. If the rising
sign is Cancer the number 4 of this sign will be put in the
First House.
It is the form of the
horoscope followed in South XII II III
I"a na
India. g
In this form of horoscope xI Iv
the place of signs are fixed
and are not indicated by
their numbers. In this form X V
the house which is marked
No. 1 is always Aries and IX VIII VII VI
moving clockwise the
other houses are Taurus,
Gemini, Cancer and so on.
VI VII VIII IX
But the number of the
houses change with the
rising sign. Suppose in a V x
particular case Libra is the
Ascendant, then that will be IV XI
the Ist house and moving
clockwise there will be III II XII
houses II, III, IV and so on. Lagna

The horoscope will then look as shown above :-


(13) Now suppose a person say Shrimati Indira Gandhi
was born at a time when Cancer (sign No. 4) was rising in
the eastern horizon. Then in the North Indian form of
horoscope No. 4 wi11 be put in the first house. But in the
South Indian form of horoscope the Lagna or Ascendant wi11
be marked in the sign Cancer and that will become the first
house in the horoscope.

(14) The horoscope of Shritnati Indira Gandhi is as under

JupiterKetu

Lagna
Saturn

Moon Mars

Venus Sun
Rahu
Mere.

In this horoscope there is the sign Cancer in the first house.


The lord of this house is the Moon. The sign of the second
house is Leo and its lord is the Sun. The sign of the third
house is Virgo whose lord is Mercury. The lord of the fourth
house with the sign Libra is Venus. The lord of the fifth house
with the sign Scorpio is Mars. The lord of the sixth house with
the sign Sagittarius is Jupiter. The lord of the seventh house
with the sign Capricorn is Saturn. The lord of the eighth
house Aquarius is also Saturn. The lord of ninth house with
the sign Pisces is Jupiter. The lord of the tenth house with
the sign Aries is Mars. The lord of the eleventh house with
the sign Taurus is Venus. The lord of twelfth house with the
sign Gemini is Mercury.
(15) In the horoscope of Shrimati Indira Gandhi the lord
of the first house or Ascendant is the Moon and is placed in
the 7th house. (Houses are counted from the Ist house and
In the counting the Ist house Is also taken into account). The
Moon is thus posited In the sign of Saturn, her enemy. The
lord of the 2nd house (sign Leo) Sun is posited in the friendly
sign Scorpio of Mars, in the 5th house. Mercury lord of the
3rd and 12th is conjoined with Sun in that house. The lord
of the 4th and 11th houses Venus is located in the 6th house
with Rahu, in the sign Sagittarius. The lord of the 5th and
10th houses Mars is placed in the friendly sign of Sun. The
lord of the 9th and the 6th Jupiter is placed in 11th in the
sign Taurus belonging to Jupiter's enemy Venus. The lord of
the 7th and 8th Saturn is placed in the Ascendant in the sign
Cancer belonging to Moon, his enemy.

(16) It is important to know that every planet exerts his


influence not only on the house in which he is posited but
also on other houses. The Sun, Moon, Mercury and Venus
aspect fully the 7th house from them and exert their influence
for good or evil on that house. Mars, in addition to aspecting
the 7th house, also aspects fully the 4th and the 8th house
from him. Jupiter in addition to his 7th house aspect, also
aspects the 5th and 9th houses from him. Saturn in addition
to the 7th house aspect also aspects fully the 3rd and 10th
houses from him. Rahu and Ketu aspect the 7th house from
them (and according to Shri Bhasin the 5th and 9th houses
also).

(16A) In the horoscope of Shrimati Indira Gandhi the lord


of the Ascendant is posited in Capricorn in the 7th house.
From there Saturn aspects Moon by his 7th house aspect and
Moon from the 7th house aspects Saturn with his 7th house
aspect. The lord of 2nd Sun is located in the 5th house with
Mercury (lord of the 3rd and 12th). They are aspected by Mars
by his 4th house aspect and by Jupiter by his 7th house
aspect. Sun and Mercury also aspect Jupiter with their 7th
house aspect. The lord of the 4th and the 11th Venus is placed
in the sign Sagittarius in the 6th house. Ketu aspects Venus
from the 12th house by his 7th house aspect. Mars from the
2nd house also aspects the sign Aquarius in the 8th house by
his 7th house aspect and the sign Pisces in the 9th house by
his 8th house aspect. Rahu in the 6th house aspects the 12th
house (and also Mars in the 2nd house by his 9th house
aspect). Jupiter who is placed in the 11th house also aspects
the sign Virgo in the 3rd house by his 5th house aspect and
by his 9th house aspect, he aspects the Moon and the sign
Capricorn in the 7th house as well. Saturn posited in Cancer
in the Ascendant also aspects the sign Virgo in the 3rd house
and by his 10th house aspect, aspects the sign Aries and the
10th house. Venus from the 6th house aspects Ketu in the
12th house.
(17) The assessment of timing of the effects of the planets is
made in their major and sub-periods. The major period is
calculated according to the position of Moon at the time of
birth. The major period of that planet prevails at the time of
birth who is lord of the constellation (Nakshatra) in which
Moon is posited at the time of birth. It is, therefore, essential
for those who have so far not acquired any knowledge of
Astrology. to know the lords of the constellations who are 27
in number. The following tables give detailed information in
this regard-
Constellation Lord of FYom To Duration
ConsteUa Sign Deg. Sign Deg. of Major
tion Min. Mm. period-
years
Aswini Ketu 0.00.00 0.13.20 7
Bhartnl Venus 0.13.20 0.26.40 20
Krittika Sun 0.26.40 1.10.00 6
Rohini Moon 1.10.00 1.23.20 10
Mrigshira Mars 1.23.20 2.06.40 7
Aridra Rahu 2.06.40 2.20.00 18
Punarvasu Jupiter 2.20.00 3.03.20 16
Pushya Saturn 3.03.20 3.16.40 19
Aslesha Mercury 3.10.40 4.00.00 17
Total 120
Constellation Lord of From To. Duration
Constella Sign Deg. Sign Deg. of Major
tion Min Min. period-
years

Magha Ketu 4.00.00 4.13.20 7


P. phalguni Venus 4.13.20 4.26.40 20
U. Phalguni Sun 4.26.40 5.10.00 6
Hasty Moon 5.10.0 5.23.20 10
Chitra Mars 5.23.20 6.06.40 7
Swats Rahu 6.06.40 6.20.00 18
Vlshakha Jupiter 6.20.00 7.03.20 16
Anuradha Saturn 7.03.20 7.16.40 19
Jyestha Mercury 7,16.40 8.00.00 17

Total 120

Constellation Lord of Fran To Duration


Constella Sign Deg. Sign Deg. of Major
Lion Min Min. period-
years

Moola Ketu 8.00.00 8.13.20 7


P. ashada Venus 8.13.20 8.26.40 20
U. Ashada Sun 8.26.40 9.10.00 6
Shrauan Moon 9.10.0 9.23.20 10
Dhanista Mars 9.23.20 10.06.40 7
Satabhisha Rahu 10.06.40 10.20.00 18
P. bhadra Jupiter 10.20.0 11.03.20 16
U. bhadra Saturn 0
11.03.2 11.16.40 19
Reua.ti Mercury 0
11.16.4 12.00.00 17
0
Total 120
(18) This system of directional influence is known as
Vimshottari Dasa System. Vlmshottarl means 120. According
to this system, the total of the periods of all the planets comes
to 120 years as shown below :-

Planet Duration of Dasa

Sun 6 years
Moon 10 years
Mars 7 years
Rahu 18 years
Jupiter 16 years
Saturn 19 years
Mercury 17 years
Ketu 7 years
Venus 20 years

Total 120 years

Note :-The major periods run in the order shown above.


(19) For the sake of illustration let us suppose that at the
time of birth of a certain individual, the longitude of the Moon
(Chandra Spast) was 10-6-42 (i.e. Aquarius 6 Degrees 42
minutes). If we see the table in para 17, we find that Moon is
in Satabhisha which stretches from 10-6-40 to 10-20-0.
Thus we would come to know at once that at the time of birth
the person concerned was having the major period of Rahu.

(20) Now we will have to find how much of the major


period was to run at the time of birth. It will be seen that total
stretch of Satabhisha is 13-20' (13 degrees and 20 minutes)
i.e. from 10-6-40 to 10-20-0. Only 2 minutes of longitude
have been travelled by Rahu, and he has still to run through
13 degrees and 18 minutes. When 13 degrees and 20 minutes
are equal to 18 years, 13 degrees and 18 minutes will be
equal to 17 years 11 months and 20 days. This means that
the remaining period of Rahu's major period would be 17
years 11 months and 20 days. After the major period of
Rahu will come the major period of Jupiter which will last for
16 years. Then will come 19 years of Saturn and 17 years of
Mercury and so on in the order given in para 18.
PIZELIMINAFZY KNOWLE[XGE 23

(21) When we say that the major period of a planet


remains in operation for 20, 18 or 16 years it does not mean
that that planet only will rule for all these years. at actually
happens is that the major period is divided into sub-periods
of all the nine planets whose major period is in force and
other sub-periods will belong to other planets in the order
given in para 18. The lord of the sub-period if strong will
have his influence during lord sub-period. We are sorry we
cannot go in further detail on this subject for want of
space.

(22) In every horoscope there are twelve houses. The


houses are known in Hindi as (1) Tanu, (2) Dhana, (3) Sahaj,
(4) Sukha, (5) Suta, (6) Ripu, (7) Jaya, (8) Ayu, (9) Dharma,
(10) Karma, (11) Labha and (12) Vyaya.
The signification of the twelve houses are as under :-
First House or Langa (Ascendant)-Body, complexion,
longevity, wealth, fame, height, environments at the time of
birth, infant stage, head, intelligence, character, constitution,
health, vitality and vigour, natural dispositions and
tendencies, personality and struggle for life, honour, dignity,
prosperity, general well being, virtues, start in life and an idea
of the general trend of life.
Second House-Money matters, fortune, profit, gain or loss,
one's power and resources, worldly attainments, jewellery,
precious stones, speech, vision, teeth, chin, family members.
This is also house of death or rriarak sthana.
Third House-Mental inclination, ability, memory, courage,
valour, younger brothers or sisters, cousin, neighbours, short
travels, communications, correspondence, writings, signing
contracts or agreements, hands, throat, nervous system.
Fourth House-Mother, minds, one's home (native place),
residence,domestic environments, grains, private affairs,
secret life, vehicles, fields, mines, buildings, ancestral
property, hidden treasure, academic education, wells, water,
milk, ponds, rivers, lakes.
Fifth House-Progeny (children), inclinations, pleasure,
artistic talents, competitive activities, love affairs, lottery,
ambassadors, good or bad morals, mantra-tantra, high
learning and wisdom, enormous riches, spiritual practice.
Sixth House-Sickness, disease, nursing, food, service,
employees, subordinates or servants, debts, cattle, tenants,
enemies, maternal uncle, miserliness, intense anguish.
Seventh House-House of union or earthly ties, legal
bondage, partner in life (wife or husband), partner in
business, conjugal life, litigation, influence in foreign
countries and reputation achieved there, danger to life,
maraka sthana (house of death).
Eighth House-Longevity (also called house of death),
inheritance, legacies, wills, insurance, pension and gratuity,
accidents, fire, suicide, death by drowning, misery,
misfortune, sorrow, strife, worries, disgrace, delay,
disappointment, defeat, loss, theft, robbery.
Ninth House--Faith, wisdom, divine worship, fortune
(bhagya), philosophy, religious beliefs, meditation,
forethought, places of worship, charity, sacrifices, father,
preceptor, teaching, dharma, long journeys, sea and air travel,
higher education, foreign travel, knees.
Tenth House-Honour, dignity, public esteem, name and
fame, power and prestige, credit (for good work) and conduct,
success and status, respect and reputation, ambition and
authority, worldly activities, promotion, advancement,
profession, government, high positions such as President and
Prime Minister or Minister, pilgrimage to holy places.
Eleventh House-Friends, favourites, ambitions, wishes,
desires and their fulfilment, gains of wealth, success in
undertakings, profits, prosperity, elder brother, dawn of
fortune, ankles.
Twelfth House-Loss and impediments, limitations,
extravagence, expenses, drudgery and deception,
investments, donations, separation from family, going to far
away places, poverty, imprisonment, secret enemies,
disgrace, feet, left eye, comforts of bed, life in a foreign place.
For more details of preliminary and adequate knowledge of
astrology readers are advised to read our book 'Learn
Astrology the Easy Way' in English or`4fl t~l(d 'in Hindi, both
published by Ranjan Publications, 16 Ansari Road, New
Delhi-110002.
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Planetary Afflictions
As this bock deals with remedial measures for evils caused
by planetary afflictions it will be of great use to know in what
manner the planets and the carious houses of the horoscope
getof acted.
A planet is said to be afflicted in the following
circumstances-

(1) When the planet is combust :- on account of nearness


to the sun as indicated below:-
Moon up to 12 degrees
Mars 17 13
Mercury t ff 11
Jupiter 09 15
Venus
Saturn

In our opinion ff a planet is within 3 degrees of the Sun,


he should be treated as really combust and without any
strength.
(2) When the planet is posited m the 6th, 8th or 12th
house (which are considered as inauspicious houses) and is
deprived of aspect of Jupiter, Venus or full Moon.
(3) When a planet is in debilitation and debilitation is
not cancelled. (For principles of cancellation of debilitation,
see our book 'Learn Astrology the Easy Way').
(4) When a planet is conjoined with a malefic and (s not
aspected by a benefic like Jupiter, Venus or full Moon.
(5) When a planet is conjoined with lord of the 6th, 8th
or 12th house and is bereft of aspect by a benefic.
(6) When a planet is in exaltation and is retrograde
(retrograde : moving in the reverse direction i.e. moving
backwards instead of direct motion).

A house is said to be afflicted when it is aspected by a


malefic, or a malefic is posited in it, or when the lord of the
house is in any of the six circumstances mentioned above.
The aspect of a benefic like Jupiter or Venus mitigates the
affliction to a great extent. A planet in the sign of an enemy
loses some of its strength but is not to be treated as afflicted.
We give below some illustrative horoscopes showing
affliction of planets.

Rasi Chart No. 1

Lord of Lagna Venus


though conjoined with the Mars Sun
Sun is not afflicted because R a h u Mercury Saturn
of the aspect of Jupiter. The Venus
2nd house is afflicted Moon
because it is aspected by
Saturn and its lord is
conjoined with Rahu. The
result is that the native often
incurs losses of money on Jupiter Lagna Ketu
account of deception by (R)
people (enemies). The sixth house is afflicted on account of
the presence of malefics Mars and Rahu. The native always
suffers from some disease or other. The 10th house and its
lord are afflicted by the aspect of Saturn and there is no aspect
of a benefic on them. The result is that the native always
remains worried for some reason or other and faces a number
of set backs in his career. The 8th house is afflicted by the
presence of Saturn in it and the 12th house is afflicted by the
presence of Ketu there and aspect of Mars and Rahu with the
result that the native has been put to financial loss very often
and suffers from eye troubles. The 4th House is afflicted
because the lord of the 4th Saturn is in the 8th house. On
account of the affliction of the 4th house, the native did not
achieve any distinction in the educational field and was
deprived of his s h e in the ancestral property. His domestic
life is also disturbed. Although the lord of the 5th house
Saturn is in the 8th, he aspects the 5th house( his own house)
with his 10th aspect. Therefore, this house is not afflicted.
The native has not, therefore, been deprived of children and
intelligence.

Rasi
Chart No. 2
The Lagna is afflicted because the lord of Lagna Mercury
is with malefics Mars and Sun in the 12th house. There is
Ketu present in Lagna and Lagna lord Mercury is the lord of
4th house also. The
Mercury Lal na
mitigating factors are that Moon
Mars Ketu
there is Venus in his own '
Venus
sign in 12th and Jupiter is
aspecting the 12th house. Saturn
Though the native has bad Sun
health at times there are no
critical problems. But his life
and educational career have Rahu Jupiter
been full of struggles. Now
see the 5th house. Lord of
5th Venus is in the 12th. He is associated with Mars and Sun.
Venus is combust being very near to the Sun. Jupiter's aspect
did not help much because Jupiter is also afflicted on account
of aspect of Saturn (10th aspect), Mars and Sun. Though the
native got children, none of them survived. The lord of the
10th house Jupiter is in the 6th house. As said above Jupiter
is afflicted also, but the 10th house is not very much afflicted
because Jupiter aspects the 10th house (his own house). The
native though started humbly is now well set up in his
profession. Saturn as lord of 9th in 9th has helped him a lot.
The 7th house (house of married happiness) is also afflicted
because of the evil influence of Rahu and Ketu. The lord of
the 7th is in the 6th. Native's married life is not normal.

We are in a position to produce hundreds of horoscopes but


we are unable to give any more illustrations for lack of space.
The two above should suffice for the purpose we had in view,
namely to show how the planets and houses get afflicted and
bring troubles in the lives of the people-and this brings us
to remedial measures which is the real subject matter of this
book.
Nature, functions and characters
of planets--effects of
their afflictions
SUN (Surya)
According to astronomy, Sun is the parent of entire solar
system. He is also called the 'Father of Stars'.
According to Hindu mythology the centre of all life, force
and energy and the giver of Prana, Sun is worshipped as Sun
God. He is held in high esteem. At least thrice daily Sun is
prayed for by the Sun's devotees, 'Surya Namaskar' is done
by many persons to regain the lost vitality and eye sight. Other
nations also pay reverence to Sun. He is believed to represent
the Creator, the Brahma, with his four faces to have a survey
of all the four directions causing four seasons and the four
elements Fire, Earth, Air and Water. Amongst the Hindus, it
is believed that the Sun is ever moving in a chariot drawn by
seven horses. This is probably because in the Sun are
contained all the seven colours of the Spectrum (VIBGYOR).
When the Sun enters certain significant signs, the Hindus
perform some religious function on those days to satisfy the
departed souls and offer prayers to Sun God. One such
important occasion is Makara Sankrantiwhen Sun enters the
sign Capricorn. The greatest of our ancient astrologers
Varahamihi a worshipped only Sun God. His monumental work
'Brthat Jatak' starts with this prayer to Sun God-
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This means-May the Sun, who gives form to the Moon, who
is pathway for those who are after eternal bliss or
salvation, who is the soul of the sages (who know themselves),
who is the object of worship among those who perform
sacrifices, who is chief among the gods, planets and stars (the
centre of the universe), who is the author for destruction,
creation and preservation of all the worlds, who is invoked
in the Vedas in various ways-may that Sun of variegated
rays, the light of three worlds, give us speech.
Sun stands to us as a symbol of spirit. Sun is the soul of
Kalapurusha (The Moon is his mind, Mercury is his speech,
Mars is his strength, Jupiter is his knowledge and happiness,
Venus is his desire and Saturn is his misery, etc.). It is said
that the several constituents of Kalapurusha are either strong
or weak according to the strength of the planets representing
them, only Saturn is exempted. Whenever Saturn is weak
misery will be much greater and will predominate. But if
Saturn is strong there will be less misery.

For all human beings Sun represents the positive and


primal fount. Moon represents the negative influence. Sun
is constructive and creative while Moon is preserving and
formative. Sun is the father, Moon is the mother.
The Sun offers us the power of resistance and vitality. He
governs the inspiration and expiration, i.e. breath of life. Also
he rules over our consciousness and denotes the individuality
whereas the form and personality are attributed to Moon. Sun
gives the force and self will and makes one determined and
decisive. According to Briha.t Jatak the Sun possesses a
dark-red form. The Moon is white. Mars is of pale red
colour. Mercury has the dark green hue of Durua (grass).
Jupiter has a body of yellowish hue. Venus is neither very
white nor very black. Saturn is dark in form. Rahu is of
smoky colour and Ketu is of variegated colours. The
substances ascribed to planets from Sun onwards are
copper, gems, gold, alloy of metals, silver, pearls and iron.
We are sorry, we have created some confusion by bringing
all the planets in our description. This is because they are
mentioned in this manner in the classical texts. Now we will
confine ourselves to the Sun.
The Sun rules the heart, so also the sign Leo (Simha)
denotes the heart of the Kalapurusha. Sun also represents
the right eye in men and left eye in women. The mouth, throat,
spleen and brain are also indicated by Sun.
Sun when afflicted will cause defects in the heart or in the
eye sight. Saturn afflicting the Sun causes low blood
preassure. Mars afflicting the Sun causes haemorrhage,
cardiac thrombosis etc. The constitution will be overheated
and bilious. Sun also denotes cerebral menengitis, eruptions
of the face, loss of speech as a result of cerebral affection,
sharp fevers, typhoid, polypus, epilepsy, bile complaints,
sun-stroke, scorches and diseases in the head.
Beneficial Sun gives ambition, boldness, brilliance, capacity
to command, dignity, energy, elevation in rank, faith, fame,
grace, generosity, health, hope, happiness, individuality,
influence, joy, kind heart, kingly appearance, loyalty,
magnanimity, nobility, optimism, power, respect to elders,
reputation, royalty, regality, success in worldly affairs, good
temperament, vigour and vitality.
Afflicted Sun takes away all these good effects and makes
one arrogant, a bluff, domineering, egoistical, faithless,
vainglorious, haughty, jeaous, lavish, over-ambitious or
ambitionless, pompous and proud, self-opinionated, irritable,
angry and spiteful.

MOON (Chandra)
Sun is said to be the generator of power whereas Moon is
considered to be the conductor of power lent by the Sun.
The rays of the Sun reflected by the Moon dispel the
darkness of the night on earth just in the same manner as
light reflected from a mirror placed in the Sun removes the
darkness in the house.
Sun gives the spirit and life to all planets and the Moon is
said to rule over the lives of the beings on earth. Sun
represents individuality whereas Moon shows one's
personality. Moon also represents mother. Sun is masculine
and Moon is feminine. Hence the person born under the
rulership of Moon becomes timid, vacillating, receptive and
convertible. Sun is a fiery planet whereas Moon is a watery
one.
Moon governs over impregnation, conception, birth of
child, the animal instinct, the union and the embryo. She also
rules the infant stage of a person and has a powerful
influence on their lives. Afflicted Moon at the time of birth
causes ailments frequently and does not allow the native to
have proper growth. Stomach will be upset and frequent
vomitting reduces
vitality.
Moon is a cold planet. Afflicted Moon often causes cold and
fever. Her characteristic is changeability. Hence her influence
is unsettling. If one is in service,his desire will be to have
frequent changes. He will often change his residence. Moon
moves very, fast and is waxing and waning. The persons born
with Moon as their ruling planet (natives of Cancer
Ascendant) will ever be unsettled, wavering and vacillating.
Afflicted Moon causes indecision, lack of mental balance
and suffering from over-anxiety. If Moon is afflicted by Mars,
the person will be impulsive, rash and reckless and will
develop strong attraction to the opposite sex, causing ill
health and bringing bad reputation. If Moon is afflicted by
Saturn, the person will be depressed and funky. He will have
fear and inferiority complex. He will also become pessimistic.
He will have weak concentration power. Affliction of Moon also
disturbs family life.
The diseases caused by an afflicted Moon are: Eye diseases,
lunacy, paralysis, hysteria, epilepsy, dropsy, Beri-beri, cold,
cough, colic pains, worms, intestinal disorders, catamenial
disorders, tumours, peritonites, throat troubles, asthma,
eosonophilia, bronchitis, varicos veins, complications due to
excess of drinks, hydrocele, dysentry,scrofula, nervous
debility, gastric troubles, cancer, typhoid, etc.

MARS (Mangal, Kuja )


Mars is one of the outer planets. It is nearer to the Earth
than any of other outer planets like Jupiter or Saturn etc.
Mars is red in colour. So its light is reddish in appearance.
Mars is a dry, fiery planet masculine by nature. Mars is
significator of energy, both constructive and destructive,
depending upon his position, aspects and location in the
horoscope. Mars has much to do with one's ambitions and
desires. Mars symbolises the senses and rules over the animal
instincts in man. If Mars is not afflicted and receives
favourable aspects, it offers good qualities as self-confidence,
endurance, sharp wit, faculty to argue, go ahead spirit etc.
Mars bestows one with quick mental activity and extra-
ordinary muscular strength, great organising ability, power
for practical execution, independent spirit, force of character,
strong determination, ambition to come out successful in the
material world inspite of oppositions and above all leadership
in all pursuits. Mars gives the chance to accomplish
everything which one desires, in a resourceful and ingenious
manner.

If Mars is weak and afflicted in a horoscope, the native will


be rough, will lose temper quickly and will be fool-hardy. As
Mars rules over contentions and strife, one will be quarrel-
some. If Mars is weak and afflicted all the good qualities
mentioned above will be absent. Whenever there is any
difference of opinion such a native will rely more in the
application of brute force than to argue intelligently and try
to convince logically. He would always be ready for violence.
He will not achieve success in life on account of lack of
ambition and effort. He will become an extremist and a sexual
pervert. Mars is the chief governor for brothers and landed
property. If Mars is afflicted the brothers will suffer and either
there will be no landed property or it will be destroyed by the
nature of his reckless actions.

Mars governs the external sex organs, muscular system,


left ear, face, head, sense of taste, the bladder, nose, pelvis
of kidney, prostrate gland, rectum, the colon, the testicles and
bone marrow.
If Mars is afflicted the person concerned is likely to suffer
from the following diseases-all acute fevers, plague, small-
pox, chicken-pox, mumps, inflammatory complaints, burns,
ruptures of capillaries, fistula, wounds, cuts, brain fever,
haemmorrhage, typhoid, ulcer in the intestines, hernia,
appendicitis, muscular rheumatism, boils, carbuncles,
tumour, septic poisoning tetanus, etc.

In the horoscopes of nations an afflicted Mars can cause


differences of opinion, disputes, difficulties, misunderstand-
ings and quarrels amongst leaders. He can also cause wars,
restlessness in the state, revolution, violence, riots,
disturbances, murders, rapes, loot, bloodshed, etc. According
to the late Shri Krishnamurti, who gave birth to the
`Krishnamurti Paddhati', a new system of astrology, it would
be "advantageous for the Hindu women to wear red stones,
put on red kumkum, use red clothes etc. Because from the
time of birth till the end of life at every stage, it is Mars who
has to protect them e.g. (1) In infancy to have resistance
against diseases, not to suffer from liver complaints, to put
on weight, not to touch fire and suffer from burns, not to dip
hands in boiling milk etc., and to avoid ailments from boils.
(2) In youth to avoid fire accidents,which is common among
girls when they light crackers or stand near stoves, etc. (3)
To have proper menstruation and not to suffer from pains in
the breast or belly. (4) To be free from Mars dasa and have a
pleasing partner, to have the marriage celebrated in proper
age without undue delay (for this purpose we would prefer
yellow sapphire). (5) Not to suffer from abortion, bleeding etc.
(6) Not to ask for surgeon's help or aid to have easy delivery
without even instruments and no blood transfusions. (7) To
own lands. (8) To avoid accidents while going by car, scooter,
etc. (9) To own a house. (10) To have good understanding with
brothers and receive help from them. (11) To feel that she is
respected by others. (12) To have no fears but to be
courageous, to maintain health and be ever active till the end
of life".

MURCURY (Buddha)
Mercury is a variably, convertible, vacillating, neutral and
dualistic planet.

Mercury shows the type of mentality one is endowed with


as he governs the reaction to one's sense and impressions.
He rules over the solar plexus and the central. nervous system.
Being an intellectual planet, the Mercurian is highly
intelligent, genious and analytical. He will grasp the subjects
very quickly. He gives the native retentive power and
reproductive ability. Mercury with the aspect of Jupiter or
Venus represents a subtle political brain and intellect and a
logician with learning and discretion. Mercury makes one a
searcher into mysteries and learning, sharp and witty,
learning almost anything without a teacher and ambitions
of being exquisite in every science. He gives curiosity to master
occult science.

Mercury when afflicted makes the person pherenetic. He will


write nasty things. He will become a great gambler, the
worst liar, conceited.showywtth vain-glorious statements
extolling himself. Such an afflicted Mercurian will be a
cheat. He will be talkative, perverted, eccentric,
unprincipled, inconstant and boastful.

If Mercury is afflicted, the native is likely to suffer from the


following diseases-vertigo, lethargy, giddiness in the head,
madness, diseases of the brain, tuberculosis, stammering and
imperfection of the tongue, defects of memory, dry coughs,
abundance of spittle, gout of hands and feet, leprosy, cancer,
indigestion, disorders of the nervous system, nervous break-
down, etc.

If Mercury is afflicted by Mars, there will be disputes,


litigation, loss through theft, risky ventures, hasty decisions
leading to public scandal and criticism, loss through fraud
and cheating and forgery or the native may himself commit
such crimes.

If Mercury is afflicted by Saturn, all the efforts of the native


will be delayed and he may be disappointed and depressed.
It may cause dishan cony and dispute and lead to debts and
diseases. His education will be poor, memory poor, finance
poor, health poor and retentive power absolutely absent.

JUPITER (Brihaspati, Guru )

Jupiter and the 9th house in one's horoscope indicate the


extent to which one would have meritorious deeds in his
previous birth and also how much of success, honour, fortune
and glory one can have in this life. However much the other
planets may be ill-posited and threaten difficulties to a
person, if Jupiter is strong and well posited in a chart, the
native will enjoy the providential help at least at the last
moment to tide over the difficulties and rid of evil.
Jupiter is a fiery. noble, benevolent, fruitful, masculine,
jovial, buoyant, optimistic, expansive, positive and dignified
planet.

Jupiter gives a generous disposition. Those ruled by Jupiter


will be generous and candid. Jupiter offers high reasoning
ability and proper judgment. The higher attributes of the
mind and the uplift of soul are governed by Jupiter. Hence
Jupiter rules educational interests, law, religion, philosophy,
banking and economics. Jupiter also indicates that one will
be religious, study the religious scriptures and will respect the
elders and preceptors.

Jupiter as a benefic by lordship also, gives geniality and


generosity, joy, jubilation and joviality. One can expect respect
and reputation during his period. Jupiter is a significator for
wealth and children. A good Jupiter in the horoscope blesses
the native with children and wealth. Other gifts from a strong
and favourable Jupiter are progress and prosperity in life,
philosophic and philanthropic nature, good conduct and
morals, peace and prosperity, health and wealth.

If Jupiter is afflicted and owns evil houses, the native will


not be moderate but an extremist. He will be very liberal and
extravagant. Over-optimism, false hopes, carelessness, debts,
disputes, failure in speculation, worry through children and
false prestige, loss by relying on others, donations beyond
ones capacity, cheap popularity, unusual girth,
misjudgement and miscalculations are all attributed to an
afflicted Jupiter.

Diseases caused by an afflicted Jupiter are tumours, liver


complaints, jaundice, dropsy, diabetes, cancer in the liver,
dyspepsia, abcess, hernia, cerebral congestion, catarrh,
carbuncles, infirmity in the back arteries, inflammation of the
lungs, flatulence, diseases of the respiratory organs, asthma,
discolouration of the body, rheumatic fevers, troubles in the
right ear etc.

As Jupiter occupies an important place in a horoscope, we


give two horoscopes which illustrate the effects of a favourable
and unfavourable Jupiter in a nativity.
No. 1 (Favourable Jupiter)
This is the horoscope of late
Shri Moti La! Nehru. Jupiter, Sun
lord of the 9th is exalted in Moon Mercury Mars Ketu
Lagna and aspects the 5th Venus
house and 9th house and Lagna
lord of Lagna posited there. Jupiter
There is exchange of signs
between lord of 9th and the Saturn
lord of Lagna He was one of
IZahu
the greatest lawyers India
has ever produced. He was a
man of outstanding moral character, was very rich and
honoured. British Governors considered it a privilege to dine
with him at his house. Later he sacrificed all his luxuries and
comforts and joined the Freedom Movement. His son
Jawaharlal Nehruwas the first Prime Minister of independent
India and he occupied this position till his death. His daughter
V~ay Lakshmi Pandit occupied very high positions and was
the first Indian to become chairman of the U.N. General
Assembly. His grand daughter Shrimati Indira Gandhi had
been Prime Minister of India for a long time.

No. 2 (Unfavourable Jupiter)


This person belonged to a well to do family but being the
eldest son was pampered a lot. Inspite of all possible efforts
by his parents he could not go beyond the 9th class in
education. His Jupiter is afflicted by Saturn, Rahu and Ketu
and lord of the 4th Saturn (education) is in debilitation and
associated with Rahu. In his young and middle age he was
a sex maniac. He did not
mind having relations even Saturn
with servant maids and Rahu
sweeper maids. He always
quarrelled with his parents Sun
Venus Moon
who supported him and his
family and even attempted to
assault his father a number Mercury
of times. He is suspected to M
~ Lag Jupiter
have poisoned his mother. He Ketu
never did anything to earn his livelihood. After the death of
his parents he took possession of all the property left by his
parents and deprived his brothers and sisters of their due
share. Thanks to a strong and unafflicted Jupiter in his wife's
horoscope he got eight children, one of whom died in his
young age. Amongst others only two sons got educated and
got married by their own efforts. The others are very little
educated. Three children between the age of 30 and 52 are
unmarried and living as vagabonds. He has been living alone
in his thatched hut in his village with hardly anybody except
the villagers to care for him in his old age. He receives no
respect or regard from brothers, sisters or children. He has
the reputation of being a very dishonest person. It may be
noted that Jupiter is lord of the 2nd (wealth and family) and
5th (children) and karaka for the 9th house (dharma) in this

horoscope.

VENUS (Shukra)

Venus is considered to be the goddess of love, marriage,


beauty and comforts. Venus is a feminine planet. It rules the
signs Taurus and Libra, the second and the seventh signs of
the Zodiac. Being a feminine planet Venus rules the gentle
and refined atributes. This is why people ruled by Venus are
kind and sociable. By their pleasing personality, calmness,
patient hearing to what others say, and refined nature, they
wi11 soften the ruffled feelings of others, change their attitude
and prove to be real peace-makers. Also Venus furnishes the
bond between all members of the far lily. A strong Venus in a
chart indicates that the native will have attraction to the other
sex early in his life. He will also have attraction to alI matters
contributing for amusement and gratification of senses. Venus
is for Lok-Sukha and can bestow all comforts on one enabling
him to lead a pleasant life in the world.

If Venus is a_,ff lived, the native is likely to suffer from the


following diseases-Troubles in the eyes, irregularity in the
catemenia, diseases of the ovaries, gout, anaemia, and other
complications due to over-indulgence in amusements, eating,
drinking etc., including gonorrhoea and syphlis. Afflicted
Venus may also be the cause of injuries by an accident
through any vehicle, car accident, plane accident, etc. Injuries
may also be caused by animals like panther, bull, cow,
buffalo, goat etc.

Venus is the chief governor for marriage. If Venus is not


afflicted one may be faithful in love. If afflicted the married
life will be hell.
Venus is the chief planet for vehicles Vahan K a r a . An
afflicted Venus will deprive the native of the comfort of
vehicles, conveyances etc.

SATURN (Shari)
Saturn is called 'Yama' because he is the Chief governor
for longevity. He is a barren, binding, cold, dry, defensive,
hard, nervous and secretive planet.
Saturn is considered to be very favourable for people born
in the signs owned by Venus, whereas Saturn is evil to those
born in the signs owned by Mercury.
Saturn will cause delay. It can deny. It will disappoint.
Disharmony, dispute, difficulty, despondency, dejection and
differences are the outcomes of an evil Saturn. Plodding,
persevering, patiently working, prudence, frugality, economy,
saving, endurance, industry, thrift, power to keep secrets,
stability, self-control, sense of duty etc., are attributed to
Saturn.

Lazy, lethargic, idle persons are born under the influence


of a malefic Saturn or afflicted Saturn. Never they will have
mind to work. If they begin to do anything some impediment,
obstacle or hindrance dissuades or discourages them. They
become diffident; there is the fear whether it would be possible
for them to come out successful. Saturn causes distrust.
Saturnian will always miss the bus.

The people born on Saturdays, or in Capricorn or Aquarius


as Ascendants (Lagnas) or in the constallations of Pushya,
Anuradha or Uttara Bhadra will take the role of Saturn and
do good oz evil depending upon the favourable or
unfavourable position of Saturn in the horoscope.
Saturn is the chief significator for longevity and his
occupation of the house of longevity, i.e., the 8th house gives a
long span of life to the native. The principle ' K a B h a u a
N a s y a ' does not apply to Saturn.
Saturn when benefic, makes a person true, reliable, honest,
sincere, faithful, chaste etc. Also it helps in concentration,
mediation and prayers etc.
Stupidity, dullness, want of originality and dearth of ideas
are due to ill posited Saturn.
Saturn gives such diseases which take a long time to be
cured. Saturn causes all impediments of the right ear and
teeth, all agues from cold, leprosy, consumption, black
jaundice, palsy, gout, deafness, colic, paralysis, diseases of
the spleen etc. All chronic ailments and those of the bony
system are attributable to Saturn. Intoxication eczema and
amputation are caused by Saturn. If Saturn is afflicted by
Mars there may be falls, injuries bruises, operation,
amputation, fracture, curvature of the spine, gall stone etc.

Sun's aspect or association with Saturn may cause blood


pressure troubles, cerebral haemorrhage, cerebral anaemia,
thrombosis, cardiac trouble, gout etc.

RAHU AND KETU


Rahu and Ketu like other planets are not substantial
heavenly bodies with an observable body, shape or mass. They
have been called c h h ay a g r ah as (shadowy planets). They are
not independent planets like the Sun, Moon, Mars etc. They
do not have independent orbit and as two parts of one body
thier movement is interrelated or joint. They are at all times
at opposite points of the Zodiac like the head and tail. Though
they are by nature evil and generally evil in influence, but by
association they become capable of doing good (by association
with benefics they turn benefic).

According to Hindu Astrology Rahu and Ketu indicate one


born in a low caste, one who may intrigue with girls, one
whose thoughts and actions will be evil, one who will resort
to outcastes and low born as well as ill-bred people. One who
is dissatisfied, fond of travelling, finds pleasure in uttering
falsehood, continues to speak untruth knowing fully well that
he utters a he, one who will not mind to cohabitate with
quadrupeds or like the animals; one who is harsh in speech;
one who will be looking downward while walking or talking
with others etc. (Uttara kalamri4.
Rahu and Ketu affect the spleen, gas trouble, snake
catchers, ass, ram, wolf, camel, serpent, poisonous insects, a
dark place, mosquitoes, bugs, insects, owl etc., belong to
Rahu and Ketu (Phaladeepika).
Rahu indicates paternal grand father whereas Ketu
represents the maternal grand father. Both the nodes can
cause imprisonment, sinking with the ship or drowining.
Pleasure with diseased women, amputation, leprosy,
giddiness, life in a cave are attributed to Rahu. Fear complex,
insanity, allergy, leprosy, injury, fire accident, punishment
from Government, renunciation, Moksha, wisdom after
suffering and bitter experience and weakness to have pleasure
with other woman, are attributed to Ketu.
As a result of our practical experience of several years we
have come to the conclusion that Rahu and Ketu give good
results (if not afflicted by a malefic), if they occupy the
upachaya houses, i.e. the houses 3,6,10 and 11. They also
give favourable results when they are conjoined with or
aspected by lords of beneficial houses particularly yoga
karaka planets i.e. those who own both a kendra (quadrant)
or a trikona (trine) even if such planets may be natural
benefics or natural malefics. For example, for Cancer and Leo
Ascendants Mars is a yogakaraka planet and if Rahu is
associated with or aspected by Mars and is placed in an
auspicious house, he will give the results of a yogakaraka
planet. Otherwise Rahu and Ketu should be treated as evil
planets and expected to give only evil results.
The diseases caused by Rahu are rheumatism, cholera,
dysentry and nasty diseases of mind and body, tendency to
commit suicide. Sometimes the diseases are difficult to
diagnose.
The diseases ascribed to Ketu are-skin diseases, pimples,
colic pains, dropsy, abcesses, paralysis, heart diseases (if Ketu
afflicts the Sun) hunger, ring worm, burns, injuries from
accidents and fire, apoplexy and smallpox.
3

P r o p i t i a t i o n o f m a l e v o l e n t

p l a n e t s

The things which are to be given in charity-


Singnificance and utility of mantras for
propitiation of planets-Vak Shakti-Mantras for
the different planets-Correct procedure for
reciting of mantras-Procedure for fasting for
the propitiation of planets-Benefic effects of
blessings from the elders etc.-Vedic mantras for
planets.

With miraculous advances in Science, man's entry into


space, landing of man on Moon and space survey of other
planets there has developed a school of thought that
worshiping them is mere superstition or blind faith. Those
who follow this view, may be many or few, but the imprssion
they have formed in this respect is due to the fact that they
have not studied or correctly understood the vast material
contained in our ancient religious scriptures on this subject.
l'he fact is that God is Omnipotent and is present in all
animate and unanimate objects in the universe as Rig Veda
says-
g4ul
nmi: asrr q q r I n R i l ig II
This means that the truth (t rc) is only one. The
indestructible Supreme Lord is only one: The learned, have
described him in different ways with different names. Some
call Him Agni (Fire) that is one who produces light, some take
Him as their benevolent friend, some accept Him as Varun
described as possessing pre-eminent individuality, some
follow Him as their own lord Vishnu (Suparna), some have
given Him the name Yama the Regulator or Administrator of
Time and some worship him as the great Guru. Whatever
name may be ascribed to Him He would remain the same
Supreme Lord.
God will remain God though Hindus may call Him Ishwar,
Muslims may call Him Rahman or Malikeyomiddin and the
Ch_istians worship Him as Jesus Christ.
When we see Him as the Creator of the universe He is
Brahma When we see Him as all pervading protector He is
Vishnu aiTii ). When we see Him as annhilator of the
universe He is Rudra or Mahesh. But He is the same Lord
Supreme in different forms.
When we treat Him as the abode of our life, the life of the
universe, we call Him Surya (Sun). We do so as we see all life
giving qualities tangible in Surya w'lc~ `1 ) Thus when we
offer prayers to the Sun, we in fact offer them to the
Supreme Lord describing His qualities as the Sun's. The
Supreme Lord is present in the Sun also. Similarly when we
offer our prayers to the Moon (Chandra), what we actually do
is to see the Supreme Lord with the qualities of the Moon. In
the same way when we offer prayers td Mars, we actually offer
them to the Supreme Lord. The only difference is that when we
do so we see him as an aggressive administrator of
regulations and one who has the power to kill ( i l .~iic+1~ 1 )
which we find in the blood red Mars. The same applies to
other planets.

Giving of things in charity to propitiate the planets


(Dana-)
There is widespread belief that the afflicted or malefic
planets do not have their evil influences if things or articles
related to them or ruled by them are offered in charity to the
appropriate, deserving and needy persons. We give below
what should be offered in charity in regard to the various
planets.

Sun-The Sun is a Kshatriya planet. The things to be given


in charity are ruby, gold, copper (those who can afford this),
wheat, jaggery ( g ) etc. The charity should be given to a
middle aged Kshatriya at noon on a Sunday.
R EM E DI AL ME AS U R E S I N A ST R OL OG Y

Moon-The things to be given in charity are pearl, shell,


silver, conch, water, milk, rice etc. They should be offered in
charity to a Vaishya woman on a Monday evening.

Mars-The related articles are coral, sweet bread prepared in a


Tandoor, sweet preparations of white sesamum seeds
batasha (a preparation of sugar white in colour),
masoor dal, saunf. Any of these things may be given in charity
to a person who observes celebracy (Brahmachari) on the
noon of a Tuesday.

Mercury-Emerald, unsplit moong, green pumpkin used for


preparing sweet preparations (like halwa-6cj3rr), goat, green
coloured clothes etc. Any of these things may be given in
charity to a poor student on the noon of a Wednesday.

Jupiter-The articles to be given are yellow sapphire, topaz,


saffron ((), turmeric (*cd1), a sapling of Peepal tree, sugar,
horse, yellow coloured flowers. These are to be offered to a
Brahmin on the morning of a Thursday.

Venus-Diamond, silken clothes, milk cream, sandal, curd,


refined sugar, scents, perfumes, cow-fodder, jwar (R),
camphor etc. Any of these things are to be given to a needy
young woman on the evening of a Friday.

Saturn- B l u e sapphire, iron, steel, leather, stone,


agricultural land, cow, urd unsplit, oven for cooking (Mft~1),
tongs (I i .i), cooking plate of on (cTaT), buffaloe, mustard,
wine, black sesamum seed ( c c ), Any of these things may be
given at dusk to a poor old man.

Rahu-Gomedh, coconut, radish, coal, old and counterfeit


coins are some of the things related to Rahu. Any of these are
to be given on a Thursday or Saturday to a leper.

Ketu-The things to be given are a reddish brown cow with


white spots, two coloured blanket, dogs, etc. Any of these
things may be given to a poor and needy young man on a
Thursday.
Deities to be worshipped to propitiate the planets-

Sun-Lord Vishnu should be worshipped and Haribansh


Puran should be recited or listened to.
Moon-Lord Shiva.
Mars-Hanuman.

Mercury--Goodness Durga should be worshipped and


Durga Saptashati should be read and recited regularly.
Jupiter-Brahma.
Venus-Goddess Lakshmi
Saturn-Bhairava () Rahu-
Bhairava () Ketu-Lord
Ganesha.
In this connection it may also be mentioned what 'Brthat
Jatak has to say on the deities of the various planets.
According to this authoritative book the presiding deities are
fire, water, Kumar (Ganesha), Vishnu, Indra, Indrani and
Brahma (c n ) of the planets Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury,
Jupiter, Venus and Saturn respectively. Varahamihir, the
author of B a t Jatak, has given no importance to Rahu and
Ketu.

Jatak Parija t has also expressed the same view and has also
omitted to mention the deities of Rahu and Ketu.

Significance and utility of Mantras for


propitiation of planets

There are two main divisions of mantras. Under the first


division come Vedic man tras. To the other division belong the
Tantrik mantras. Accordingly the word `mantra' can be
interpreted in two ways: According to Vedic design "#i-iiq
that is mantra is that the devoted recitation or
chantation of which frees the persons from all troubles and
miseries. The necessity for devotion to mantras has been
described by Maharishi Patanjali as follows-

"d' 19 c1G4x1Igi+i
This, means that mind can be controlled by devotedly
worshipping the God or by constantly praying in the language
of God (ikq t). His symbol is the holy monosyllable 'OM'. It is
this holy and divine word 'OM' that should be recited and its
meaning should be understood and well thought of.
On the other hand the Tantrikas have interpreted the word
'Mantra' as follows :-

a~tlfd t t f : : ~ c d ~: I "
According to them the word () means the knowledge of the
world and the word ( i ur) means freedom from worldly

chains. Therefore, what bestows accomplishment (f) in


both wordly and ultra mundane ( le A R * ) affairs is called
'mantra'.
The meaning of Vedic mantras which are in ordinary
language, can be understood easily. For example 'OM Namah
Shivaya' ( f: 1 i i ) is a vedic mantra which simply means 'I
offer salutation to Lord Shiva. But meaning of Tantrik
mantras cannot be easily understood.
All mantras are the semblence of Shakti. One meaningful
name of the natural process which has created the universe
is Shakti. According to Hindu Shastras this Shiva Shakti
assumes different forms in the world.
Vak shakti q ( i m functions in four special and distinct
)

roles. Only those persons acquire full knowledge of this who


are devoted to God and are engaged in merging their soul
with Brahma. Amongst these four roles of vak shakti, three
are subtle (vt). It is the fourth role of this power, which
people use in their speech. These four kinds of vak
shakti are Para itr r ) , Pashyanti (q ), Madhyama (ii ii) and
Baikhari (~c~ ). Amongst them Para is the most subtle and
Baikhri is what we generally use in our speech. The 'Bya'

lettersRIO which are used in the tantrik mantras for


the propitiation of planets, are connected with the subtle
roles of Para, Pashyanti and Madhyama. Therefore, they have
nothing to do with the role of Baikhari. It is mentioned in
the Rigveda that-
am, ciif~ I T ~n ~ i l ( d u l :
r r f r a q 1 i , ~~~ giyl 4iy~~4l: c1 R1 I
PROPrnATTON OF MALEVOLENT PLANETS 47

'Vak' or the 'word' was the very image of the Lord Supreme
from the' beginning of the creation o f the visible world. Vak
or word (i ) is Brahma or the Eternal Spirit. In other words
this whole world represents Vak or Shabda and it is for this
reason that we can describe its constituents in words and
formulate mantras.

From the beginning of the creation of the world there was


WORD and this WORD was with the Supreme Lord. It is said
in the Bible. "In the beginning was the WORD and the WORD
was with God and WORD was God."
The Sikh gurus and the promoters of the Radhasoami sect
formulated Surat Shabda (stn ) on the basis of Nadabindu
upanishad. In the Guru Grantha Sahib there is a sentence '
qZ q ' which means that *by recognising Shabda as
Brahma, the man gets to his destination or home, that is, he
is able to accomplish his goal to meet the Supreme Lord.
The activity which is called (vibration) in our Shastras,
has been described by the modern scientists as Wave
Theory'. Einstein has proved that what we see in the world
in the shape of trees and mountains, are just another form of
Energy or Shakti. Einstein had also prepared a formula for
convening the mountains and trees etc., into Energy. The
truth is that the making of powerful atom bombs is based on
this formula. Then when we claim that the human misery can
be removed or minimised by the power of words
( ~i(da) in the shape of mantras, why it should be disbelieved
or termed as superstition. When it IS said that there is
energy in magnetism and electricity, there is no reason to
disbelieve that there is power in our mantras which are
formulated from words (r).
The Divine Power was at first in the shape of Vak or word.
According to Shastras the word (mow) is another form of
Brahma (o). This is the reason why all mantras begin with
the word 'OM' which represents Brahma.

'OM' is a word which is very comprehensive and represents


Brahma. It is, therefore, a very powerful word. No mantra
can be formulated without this word. This is the first word
in every Vedic mantra. The mantra of Buddhists ~~ c 1I q '
Mantras of Jains '3 ~ ~ ~ j I'
'Radhasgami sect's mantra' s all start with
the word 'Om'.
In a mantra the first 'Bija' word is 'Om' and then come
other 'Bij a' words like 'C, off, ft, f, aI etc. Our ancient sages
saw these words and their meanings in their divine vision
and bequeathed them to us for our use and benefit.

Generally there are many such mantras which can be


recited by all, like mantras for Sun, Moon etc. They can be
found in almost all the Panchangas.
Mahamrityunjaya etc., mantras (A MI9 ~1 q44
t x t , T h being Vedic mantras are easily available. When a
6 g1 q

person is facing immature death and no medicine seems to


work, this mantra demonstrates miraculous healing and
curing power and prolongs the longevity of the person
concerned. For details, please refer to 'Not+~c~~*v 19 T

Now we give below the mantras to propitiate the various


planets. There are long mantras for each planet that may be
recited 1008, 108 or 28 times, as may be possible, in a day.
Then there are na.maskar (salutation) mantras which
should be recited before the Tantrik mantras. The number
of recitations necessary for Tantrik mantras are indicated
against each such mantra This number can be spread out
over a period of time if it is difficult with other
preoccupations to complete them in a single sitting. Also
given is Kavach (tea) Stotra and Ashtottara Namavali for
each planet. Those who have time can recite this once. It is
not necessary that the Mantra, Kavach, Stotra and Namavalt
should also be recited; but if persons concerned have the
time and inclination they can recite them all to their
advantage.

Mantra for Sun (Surya Mantra)


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u + q
g

Surya Kavacham

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(Surya Ashtottara shat Namavali)


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(Japa number 7000)

Moon's Mantra
( 1 l )

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II 4i~aJq ~itily~tl~~ ~iTItW~s y'Sigq' H~US+i II

Moon's Stotram

'51t lA+ial+i~l -+11a+~ :, ar :, T 4arn, a slas+Htatac q


fdfa+,l+I : I (gtf?1NIR11 ~,tlfdIH:) * gcggtlfa CR fd+Aa: I (91i r vdaiatif~aa gtagvg.P
idnlaa+~ttY+t*~+i gttlfdaiN I alwf @ar>iggt did gain ~#lgcH+tlf at
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tlf~uflat: I hNlta v 1 % J 4 fdvul+j I mMPR q~I~alxi d tg~el~wM+i, I ate'

g'FIT{tui AI% A w )-h+(I H~SMlfilflzi 14~ c ~ 3 i Dfc I vda+tlcwivta


vda+I~Ilgcl4~r+i I vdalzm ifl ttf~r~ }I1+11++101 I A+I q+4R ttt4:
I d$ ~+tltl++i 4gRa4usM I r stltsaun~ti t+t1+ar. a ) a : I AarJlli
glfi~4fli d+f~4C~ I grcUjutejY q~ou11t4if I g,ctalaI i I I d morhlzi
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vdafd auil~yl +IVit: vdaof~f;<a1g: I w4 rg : I I

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4bttiaa I d4gAltfl g~+ld ~1T 141 '1K.11 II
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Chandrastottara Shat Namavali
(AlQmsmilmiq)
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fit:
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r i f nw 9W: f~c tliH'44~ci5141+i 9r:


few ct"ii i ter: Ha~cMi> ctl4H~tla fir:
c o w q 9r: Vcilxl 4lq 9W: toe

f w ~f I c1I 9r:
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Moon's Namaskar Mantra
n N i u M c l ufq i q ~ iP

Short Tantrik Mantra ~ I A i f ~: ter: II


(Japa number 11000)

Mantra of Mars
(4.u ca+~i a~
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Ashtottara Shat Namavali of Mars
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vl+AiCilg $la~i ii 9W:
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Namaskar Mantra

Utsnii$thi (sa U uM I q 1

Short Tantrik Mantra

(Japa Number 10,000)

Mantras of Mercury

()
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fdN14i: I ( i t i ) a~~awi fir: I O I q c4 41w I fir: I >~ HbUHlK1 i fii I
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R E M E D I A L M E A S U R E S I N A S T R O L O G Y

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9t9~Rat: I 1 + I1c+iA: I A l e t~1 u nu: :I i
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6 11y~tlt~4 g v 4 1 1 9 I 4 :
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ahlf~~nl;i ter:
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ter: I ( ~ I -~IIN:) 4 q q N 1 1 : 1 4 R a taI> I I 1 f l w 4 a4 I H ~bc J q
p 14 aIal g I L at~ii+a I iatgatlfAfc~ R+u: ( S i t )
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f d c g N l
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N+i~clg t4tt~l I T Y : aful: ) I + 1 ~ 4 g 1 ~ II auA
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About other planets reader should refer to the book


` Navagrahas'
which contains detailed meterial in Sanskrit.
Rituals and essential formalities for reciting mantras
One is rewarded only when mantras are cited in the
prescribed manner. The first important and essential
requirement is that the devotee should begin the task of
worship after taking bath etc. If one is unclean all efforts go
in vain. It is said : c T 0q' that one has to become like a
god to worship a god.
Next essential requirement is that the place for the
recitation of mantras should be lonely. A place in a temple
would be the best. A lonely room in the house will also serve
the purpose. The object is that while one is engaged in
recitation of mantras, his concentration should not be
disturbed in any manner. There should be incense (Dhoop or
Agarbatti burning in the room and it should be full of its
fragrance. Such an atmosphere keeps the mind peaceful ana
cheerful.
It is also very necessary that an idol or picture of the deity
or the planet, whom one intends to offer prayers, should be
before him. He should face East while reciting mantras. The
Asana (3TTt9) on which he may be seated should be of deer
skin ( 1 4 1 1 4 ) or Kusha (FT). It should be on the floor and not on
any kind of bed. A pitcher (~ i i) of water should be kept
before him. The recitation of mantras should neither be in
loud voice nor in a whisper. The mantras should be pronounced
correctly. For this a little practice will be necessary.
It is also essential that the number of recitations of a
mantra should be the same every day until the prescribed
number is completed. If one has time, one can increase the
number of recitations but then the same increased number
will have to be adhered to on subsequent days. Once the
number is raised its reduction is not premissible.
Once a mantra is started, the recitations have to be done
every day without fail until the prescribed number is
completed. If, for any reason, there is a break in this routine,
the whole thing has to be started afresh.
Another very important requirement is that the worshipper
or one who has taken up a prescribed course of mantras
should, during the whole period observe celibacy
(Brahmacharya) and should not take, non-vegetarian food
Fasting or observing Vrata () for the propitiation of the
planets
There are a large number of persons who, for one reason
or another, cannot take up the arduous task of reciting
mantras regularly in the prescribed manner. For them fasting
on the day ruled by the planet, causing them trouble, is the
easiest method of propitiation of that planet. The days ruled
by the seven planets are as under
:-
- Thursday
Sun - Sunday Jupiter Friday
Moon - Monday Venus Saturday
Mars - Tuesday Saturn
Mercury - Wednesday
Rahu and Ketu have not been formally allocated any of the
days of the week. For them the fast could be observed on
Saturdays. The procedure for fasts is as under :-
(1) Fasting on Sundays for the Sun-Fasting on
Sundays for protection from malefic effects of Sun should be
observed during his transit, major period or sub period.
The fasting should be started from the first Sunday falling
in Shukla Paksha (bright half of the lunar month) of Jyestha
( ) . T h e maximum number of fasts to be observed is 30
and the minimum is 12. On that day nothing should be
eaten except chapati of wheat flour with brown sugar or gur
(aggery) or Haiwa (a sweet preparation made from wheat
flour), ghee and jaggery. No salt should be taken. This meal
should be taken before Sun-set. The fast would prove more
effective if before breaking it, red clothes are worn, red
Sandal paste is applied on the forehead and Biqa or Tantrik
mantra of Sun may be recited 108 x 5 times (Five rounds of
a rosary of 108 beads). On the last day of the fast havan
may be performed with Poorna-Ahuti ( f ~ ) and food
should be given to the Brahmins.
(2) Fasting on Mondays for Moon-The fasting should
be started from the first Monday of the bright half of
Jyestha Shukla Paksha. The maximum number of fasts is 54
and the minimum is 10. Before breaking the fast in the
afternoon, the person concerned should wear white clothes,
apply white sandal paste on his forehead, offer white flowers
to the Moon and recite the Bya or Tantrik mantra of the
Moon 108 x 11 or 108 x 3 times. The food to be taken should
be without salt,
curd, rice, ghee and jaggery. On the last Monday Havan
should be performed with Poorna-Ahuti and food be
distributed to the poor.
(3) Fasting on Tuesdays for Mars-This fast should be
started on the first Tuesday of Shukla Paksha of Jyeshtha.
The number of fasts should be 21 or 45. If possible these fasts
may be continued for the whole life. On the day of the fast
only Hatwa of jaggery should be eaten. It may also be offered
to the poor. Before breaking the fast, the person concerned
should dress himself with red coloured clothes and he should
recite the Bya or Tanirik Mantra of Mars 108 x 1 or 108 x 5
or 108 x 7 times as may be possible. Jaggery may be offered
to a bull on that day. By observing this fast, a person becomes
free from debts, gets children and conquers the enemies. On
the last day of the fast Havan and Pooma-Ahuti should be
performed and red coloured clothes, copper, Masoor, jaggery
wheat or coconut may be given in charity to the poor.
(4) Fasting on Wednesdays for Mercury T h i s fast
should be strated from the first Wednesday of Shukla
Paksha of Jyestha. The number of fasts should be 21 or 45.
On that day after taking bath the person concerned should
dress himself in green coloured clothes and recite the Bya or
Tantrik Mantra of Mercury 3 x 108 or 17 x 108 times.
Thereafter he should offer to the poor preparations made
from Jaggery or brown sugar and Moong Dal flour such as
hatwa or taddoos and eat the same himself. On the last
Wednesday of the fast, Havan with Pooma.-Ahuti should be
performed. By this fast, the person concerned gains success
in the educational sphere and business matters. It is also
believed that by keeping a fast on the Amawas day of the
lunar month, the planet Mercury is propitiated.
(5) Fasting on Thursdays for Jupiter- T h e fasting
should be started from the first Thursday of Shukta Paksha
of Jyestha. The fasts should be observed for 3 years or on
16 consecutive Thursdays. On that day after taking bath
etc., the person concerned should dress himself in yellow
clothes and then recite the B ya or Tanirik mantra 3 x 108 or
11 x 108 times. Yellow flowers should be offered to Jupiter. On
that day only Besan Laddoos made with brown sugar (uius)
or jaggery, or sweet rice preparations coloured with turmeric
or saffron may be offered to the poor and then eaten. On the
last
S R E ME D I A L ME A SU R E S I N A S T R OL OG Y

Thursday, Havan with Pooma-Ahuti should be performed and


food (yellow coloured) should be offered to poor Brahmins. By
observing this fast, the person becomes wise, good in
education and gains wealth. If unmarried girls keep this fast,
their marriage is expedited.
Fasting on Fridays for Venus-The fasting should be
started from the first Friday of Shukla Paksha of Jyestha. The
number of fasts should be 21 or 31. On the fast day, after
taking bath etc., the person concerned should dress himself in
white clothes and the Bya or T a n M a n t r a of Venus should
be recited by him 108 x 3 or 108 x 21 times. On that day only
sweetened rice or milk products should be eaten. The same
food m y be given to a one-eyed poor man or a white cow. On
the last day of the fast Havan with Pooma-Ahuti should be
performed. Then silver, white clothes, rice of milk products
may be given in charity to the poor. By observing this fast
planet Venus is propitiated and the person concerned gains
riches and his conjugal life becomes full of happiness.

(7) Fasting on Saturdays for Saturn- T h i s fast should


be started from the first Saturday of Shukla Paksha of
Jyestha. On the day of the fast, the person concerned, after
taking bath etc., should dress himself in black clothes and
recite the .Bya or Tantrik mantra of Saturn 3 x 108 or 19 x
108 times. Thereafter clean water, black sesamum seed,
black or blue coloured flowers, Lcwang, (oi4l), Ganges water,
sugar and some milk should be putIn a utensil and facing
Est these things should be poured on the roots of a Peepai
tree. On that day only preparations made from Urad Dal and
oil should be eaten and given in charity. On the last day of
the fast Havan with Pooma-Ahuti should be performed and
preparations cooked in oil, black clothes, leather shoes etc.,
may be given in charity. This fast ensures success to the
native in quarrels, litigation and brings success to him if he
is a factory owner or deals in on and steel.

(8) Fasting on Saturdays for Rahu and Ketu-The fast


should be started from the first Saturday of Shukla Paksha
of Jyestha. The number of fasts is 18. On the day of the fast,
the person concerned should, after taking bath etc., dress
himself in black clothes and recite the Bya or Tantrik mantra
of these planets 108 x 3 or 108 x 18 times as may be possible.
Thereafter some water, green grass and Kusha ( Y I ) be put in
a utensil and poured on the roots of a Peepal tree. On that
day only sweetened chapati should be eaten and also given in
charity. At night a Deepak (fl4 m) should be placed on the foot
of a Peepal tree. The observance of this fast gives conquest
over enemies, favour from king or government and freedom
from diseases caused by Rahu and Ketu.

Beneficial effects of blessings and good behaviour


(1) Though there is no direct relationship between planets
and blessings and good behaviour, it goes without saying that
a person who takes pains and pleasure in being of service to
his parents and elders gets their sincere blessings which help
him to be long-lived, happy, contented and well to do in life.
One who serves his parents, looks after them and gives them
love and comfort in their old age, in turn receives the same
treatment from his own children. According to the Holy Qoran
there is heaven in the feet of father and mother.
(2) Our Shastras says that man gets the results according
to his deeds (Karma). If one does good deeds, he gets peace of
mind, happiness and wealth in his life. One who does bad
deeds becomes the victim of all kinds of sufferings in his life.
(3) If one finds that Jupiter is afflicted in the 11th house
in his horoscope, he should not live away from his father and
mother in their old age. His service and care of his parents
wi11, by their blessings, give him happiness and wealth.
(4) Another example may be given of a horoscope in which
the Sun is posited in the 11th house. The Sun is a Satwik
planet. Thereafter if the native remains pious and takes only
Satwik food, his spiritual power will continue to exist and as a
result, Sun who aspects the 5th from the 11th will do him
less harm and may not harm his children. Normally Sun in
this position will not allow any conceptions to mature.
Vedic Mantras
Vedic mantras have also been prescribed for the Sun and
other planets. Recitation of these mantras in the proper
manner also helps in the propitiation of planets. The number
of recitations should be determined according to convenience.
For mantras refer to page 42-43.
Propitiation of Planets and Colours

Division of light of the S u n g i n of


seven colours-Relation of colours with
various planets-Importance of colour
therapy-Practical use of Colour Therapy,

If one wants to see an exhibition of all colours together, he


should see the rainbow which is formed by the rays of the
Sun passing through the drops of water in the sky. Rainbow
has seven colours and is formed in the sky; in the form of a
semi circle. It is so enchanting a scene that one cannot help
gazing at the sky as long as the rainbow remains there. All
the seven colours of the rainbow can be seen clearly with the
assistance of a prism. The colours thus seen are called
VIBGYOR-V-for violet, I-for Indigo, B-for Blue, Gfor Green, Y-
for Yellow, &for Orange and R-for Red.

it would be easy to follow the efficacy of the colour therapy


after we understand how we see the various colours in the
world. Suppose we see the green grass during rainy season
we see that the grass bears only the green colour. Why do we
not see any other colour in it ? The reason is that when the
rays of the Sun fall on the grass, it absorbs the six out of the
seven colours of the rays of the Sun and emits out only the
green colour. Thus the rays of the Sun' after striking the grass
enter our eyes, they carry only the green colour emitted by
the grass. Thus we see only the green colour in the grass. The
same happens with red coloured rose in a garden. When the
Sun's rays fall on the rose, it absorbs six out of the seven
colours of the rays of the Sun and emits out the red colour
only. Thus we see the rose as red. Similarly all objects absorb
all the colours except their own and emit that colour out so
that we see it only in its own colour.
The same principle applies to the colours of the planets. Our
ancient sages in their research and with their divine vision
found out that the Sun is of orange colour. This view is
supported by the findings of the modern scientists. The colour
of the Moon is white, of Mars is red, of Mercury is green, of
Jupiter is yellow, of Venus is beautiful white, and colour of
Saturn is black. The black colour denotes absence of colours
and lack of Shakti (Vigour). According to Hindu Astrology
Saturn is a destitute and lifeless planet. He does not emit any
colour-he is miser. He only collects; but does not give. He is
selfish. Mars is a symbol of violent institutions just as Red
Square, Red Star, Red Army etc. The association of red colour
with Mars is in consonance with the principle of creation
because this colour is an extremely R a j o g u n i (, y Tfl ). Vedas
and Shatras have called the red colour as symbol of passion
for love and pleasure (one of three constituent qualities of
living beings which is the cause of vice- (twlTi).

The more an object is full of colour, the more it will express


its quality. The abundance of colour determines the quality
and value of the gems. Both a coral and a piece of glass are
of red colour; but the price of coral is much more than that
of the glass. This is because the colour in the coral is in a
concentrated state, and is, therefore, in abundance, while
there is no concentration of colour in the piece of glas. It is
for this reason that people go in for gems and not for pieces
of glass. If, therefore, we are able to concentrate red colour
in any manner, we can use that concentrated colour as a
coral. This is how the system of colour therapy functions.

Suppose we need red colour exactly that which is contained


in the rays of the Sun. For this purpose we should take a red
coloured glass bottle and fill it with Ganges water or ordinary
drinking water. Its cap should be removed and it may be kept
in the sunlight for the whole day. When the rays of Sun
penetrate into the water through the red glass, the latter will
get merged with the water and with this will be merged also
the good or bad qualities of the red colour. In other words the
water will assume the qualities of the red colour. In other
words the water will assume the qualities of Mars and will
fully mainfest them when the bottle is kept in the sun light
for seven or eight days. The person who will drink the water
so treated, will get inside his body the qualities of M .
This
process translated in astrological terminology will mean that
we have strengthened the position of Mars in the horoscope
of the individual.

This principle can also be applied to other planets and


colours. If there is need for strengthening Mercury, the bottle
would be of green colour. To strengthen Jupiter the bottle
would be of yellow colour. Generally only these colours are
used in this system.

Now the question arises, what would be the circumstances


when there is need for stren gthening Jupiter and other
planets ? We shall clarify this point by giving some
illustration. Suppose in a boy's horoscope the Ascendant
(Lagna) is Pisces and the lord of the Ascendant Jupiter is
posited in eighth house conjoined with Mars, Saturn and
Itahu. In such situation, although Jupiter may be retrograde,
he would be taken as weak, because not only he is in the most
inauspicious house of the horoscope, he is posited in his
enemy's sign Libra and is under the malevolent influence of
three malefics also. As a result of this affiction of Jupiter, the
brain power of the boy represented by the first house owned
by Jupiter will fail to develop. He may become an idiot. In
order, therefore, to remedy this afliction, it would be
imperative to strengthen Jpiter so that the boy is able to get
the proper development of his brainpower. For this purpose
while medical treatment and use of an appropriate gem (in
this case yellow Sapphire) would help. The drinking of water
treated by the Sun's rays in a yellow bottle would also
strengthen Jupiter in the horoscope.

Let us take another case of Leo Ascendant. In such


horoscope although Jupiter may be posited in the Ascendant,
the 5th and the 9th houses and 9th lord Mars may be under
the malefic influence of Saturn and Rahu. Jupiter may also
be under some evil influence. Consequently the native will
be deprived of any issue. In such a situation if Jupiter is
strengthened, three beneficial consequences will follow.
Firstly, the benefic aspect of the strengthened Jupiter will fall
on the 5th house (the house of conception and progeny).
Secondly, his benefic aspect will also fall on 9th house which
PROPmATION OF PLANETS AND COLOURS 69

being 5th from 5th is also treated as a house of progeny and


thirdly, Jupiter as a signlIIcator for children (Samar-a Karaka)
when strengthened will help the native to be blessed with
children. In such a case also the use of water treated by Sun's
rays in a yellow bottle, by the native would help him to get
children.
For another example we take the horoscope of a lady with
Virgo Ascendant in which Jupiter, though away from the Sun,
is prey to the malefic and separative influences of Saturn and
Rahu. This affliction of Jupiter as lord of 7th and significator
tKaraka) for husband is likely to cause friction in the conjugal
life of the native and may even separate her from her
husband. It is, therefore, essential to strengthen Jupiter in
the horoscope. This can be done apart from other remedial
measures by the use of the water treated in sunlight in a
yellow coloured bottle. It is generally accepted that weak
planets cause friction and bring trouble from enemies and
strong planets invite goodwill from friends and a favourable
atmosphere.

We will try to explain the efficacy of the system of colour


therapy by the following further examples:-
(1) Suppose there is a horoscope with Leo Ascendant in
which Jupiter is under evil influences of Saturn and Rahu
(by aspect). As a result, the native of the horoscope who is a
govt. employee is harassed in his office by his superior
officers who are intent on doing harm to him. The reason for
this is that ninth house in a horoscope is indicative of favour
from government (Rajya Kripa) and Jupiter is the significator
of the 9th house. It would be, therefore, necessary to take the
following steps to alleviate the sufferings of the native.
(a) Propitiation of Satru and Rahu.
(b) Strengthening Jupiter by the system of colour therapy
or by alother means like use of appropriate gem stone.
(c) Strengthening Mars lord of 9th by the system of colour
therapy or by any other means.
(2) Now consider horoscope of a native with Aquarius
Ascendant in which Jupiter is afflicted by the aspect of Saturn
and Mars. As a result the marriage of the native's daughter
is being delayed. The reason is that Jupiter is significator of
5th house (children) and his Moola Uikona sign falls in the
11th house. Jupiter is also significator of husband and lord
of the 11th house (] lth house denotes the husband of his
daughter). The affliction of the lord of the daughter, Jupiter,
therefore, requires to be strengthened and one way for the
native to do it, is to use the water treated in sunlight in a
yellow bottle.
(3) For example there is a horoscope of a native with Aries
Ascendant. In the horoscope Jupiter is conjoined with Saturn
and Rahu in Virgo, that is the sixth house. As a result the
native would suffer from Insomnia. The reason for this is that
the 12th house denotes sleeping I) and both the 12th house
and its lord Jupiter are afflicted by Saturn and Rahu (who
are associated with Jupiter and aspect the 12th house). The
remedial measures to avert these evil influences are-
a) Propitation of Saturn and Rahu by reciting the
appropriate mantras, fasting etc.
(b) Wearing a gem stone related to Jupiter (yellow Sapphire)
and taking help of the colour therapy system for
strengthening Jupiter in the horoscope.
(4) If in the horoscope of a native of Taurus Ascendant,
Venus and Saturn are posited in 6th house in the sign Libra,
Sun and Mercury are in the 4th house and Rahu and Ketu
are in the 8th house, the native of the horoscope is likely.to
suffer from hernia and kidney trouble, because in hiS
horoscope the sixth house and its Lord Venus are all afflicted.
The sign Virgo is afflicted because it is hemmed in between
Sun and Saturn. Mercury is afflicted because of the ninth
aspect of Rahu on it. Sixth house is afflicted because of the
presence of Saturn and the 5th aspect of Ketu from the 2nd
house. In these circumstances it would be necessary to
strengthen the sixth sign and the lord of the 6th house. This
can be done by strengthening Venus by the native wearing
an Emerald ring and his using water treated in sunlight in
a green bottle.
(5) Suppose in a boy's horoscope has Taurus Ascendant
and Mercury the lord of the 2nd (education) and 5th
(intelligence). Mercury has on him the evil influence of Saturn
and Rahu. As a result he is deficient in his studies and does
not show enough intelligence to get a grasp of the subjects of
his studies. It will, therefore, be necessary to strengthen
Mercury in this horoscope. One of the ways to do it, is to make
him drink regularly water treated in sunlight in a green bottle.

(6) If, in any horoscope Mercury is lord of the 3rd or the


8th (This can be possible when the Ascendant is Aries,
Cancer, Scorpio or Aquarius) and is afflicted by malefics, the
native can have immature death. Here again one of the ways
to strengthen Mercury would be for the native to regularly
drink water treated in sunlight in a green bottle.

(7) Mercury is a significator for skin. When Mercury is


associated with the Sun, Moon or the Ascendant, he becomes
afflicted by the evil influence of disease-causing planets like
Saturn, Rahu etc., the native would suffer from skin diseases.
In such circumstances, Mercury, wherever he may be posited
in the horoscope, has to be strengthened. For this purpose,
the native should live in an atmosphere of green colours (by
walking in gardens with plentiful of greenery, wearing green
coloured clothes etc.) and should drink water treated in
sunlight in a green bottle. If Moon and the 4th house are also
afflicted alongwith Mercury, the native is likely to suffer from
skin diseases caused by pollution of blood. In such conditions
not only Mercury is to be strengthened by use of green colour
but Moon should also be strengthened by the the native
wearing white clothes etc. If, in any nativity, Mercury, Moon
and lords of Ascendant, 4th and 5th are all afflicted, the native
is likely to suffer from lunacy. In such circumstances all these
planets will require to be stengthened by the help of colour
therapy and the use of appropriate gem stones We will deal
with gem stones in a separate chapter).

(8) If, in any nativity, Mercury and the lord of 2nd are in
6th and are showered with evil influences of Saturn and
Rahu, such a disposition will cause defects in speech as both
Mercury and 2nd house are significators of speech. In such
conditions the lord of the 2nd and Mercury will require to be
strengthened by the help of colour therapy and other means
(such as use of appropriate gem stone).
(9) Saturn is a sexless (eunuch) and scanty planet. Mercury
also has similar characteristics particularly when he is
conjoined with Saturn and has no other influence on it. In
this disposition Saturn and Mercury with their combined
characteristics will bring slowness, scantiness and weakness
to the house occupied by them. For example in a Leo
Ascendant nativity, Rahu is in the 6th in Capricorn, Mercury
and Saturn are in the 5th in Sagittarius and there is no
influence of any planet on Mercury and Saturn. In such
situation, Saturn being (a) a disease-causeing planet (b) lord
of sign occupied by Rahu and (c) lord of the house of diseases,
will cause stomach disorders and Mercury will give him full
assistance in this nefarious activity. Here the remedy will not
be to strengthen Mercury who wi11 act like Saturn by colour
therapy or any other means but to strengthen Jupiter lord
of the 5th by the native wearing a yellow Sapphire in a gold
ring and drinking water treated in sunlight in a yellow
coloured bottle.

(10) Although strengthening Saturn, will make his aspect


more powerful and harmful, there are circumstances when
by strengthening Saturn, the life of the native is prolonged
and it becomes very essential to give him more power. For
example, in a Cancer Ascendant nativity, Saturn will be in
the 9th in Pisces close to the Sun and be aspected by malefics
like Mars etc. This will mean that the lord of the house of
longevity has been rendered weak resulting in loss of longevity
for the native. It will, therefore, be necessary to strengthen
Saturn although a strengthened Saturn will not be good for
the health of the native.

In the end, it may be pointed out that in the context of the


system of colour therapy this root principle should be kept in
mind that although the 6th use is called the house of
diseases, it is actually the house of health. If this house is
occupied or aspected by malefics, there will be deterioration
in health of the native. On the contrary, if the house is
occupied or aspected by benefics or if the lord of the 6th is
associated with or aspected by benefics, there will be
improvement in health of the native. Therefore, if we
stengthen the lord of the 6th in a nativity, it will mean that
we would be strengthening the health of the native.
Consequently, we should always strengthen the lord of 6th if
he is weak

Note :-The contents of this chapter are based entirely on


the views expressed by the noted and learned author of a
number of books on Hindu Astrology late Shri J.N. Bhasin,
in his book 'Anisht Grah' in Hindi. We, therefore, take
absolutely no credit for what is contained in this chapter nor
do we necessarily agree with all the views expressed by Shri
Bhasin. We particularly disagree with Shri Bhasin's view given
in the concluding paragraph that the 6th house is the house
of health. The 6th house is an inauspicious house and so is
the lord of the 6th. According to almost all the recognised and
authoritative classical texts, the lords of the 6th, 8th and 12th
destroy the houses where they are posited and those houses
are destroyed if their lords are in the 6th, 8th and 12th. The
lords of these houses are said to be good only when they are
weak This is why Vipareet Raja Yoga is caused when the lords
of these three houses are in any of these three houses. They
are also helpful if they are in their own sign in these houses.
In fact, we consider the Ascendant or Lagna as the prime
house of health and any afflicition of the Lagna or the lord of
Lagna and lord of Lagna, are not afflicted the longevity will
not be adversely affected even if the lord of the 8th house is
weak. If the Lagna and the lord of Lagna and the 8th house
and lord of the 8th are afflicted, the best course would be to
strengthen, as far as possible, the lord of Lagna instead of
strengthening the lord of the 8th. It is an acknowledged
principle in Hindu Astrology that for Full longevity ({l4S or )
the lord of the Lagna has to be stronger than the lord of the
8th house.
Remedial Merits of Gemstones
Gems and Dharma. Shastra -Speciality in
gems-The philosophy about the colours of
gems-The ruling stone-Principles for using
gemstones-Suitability of gemstones for various
Ascendants.

Our ancient physicians and chemists, by their researches


found out the good and bad qualities of various roots and
plants and their natural characteristics and brought them
in use as medicines to improve the health and longevity of
the people. They found out and proved by their experience
that alongwith medicines (Aushadhi - fir), mantras and
gems (man I ) are also helpful in curing diseases. Thus the
efficacy of gemstones is not only recognised by those learned
in astrology but also by Ayurveda
Our Dharma Shasiras have given equal status to medicines
and astrology. Saint Tulsidas says in Ramcharibnanas-
s v~ ar vl~~ coq 41,

gt t 3 ~ gt g ~ + f M t g1 gc11 c T
This means that just as medicines (Ayurvedic) administered
with appropriate mediums (like milk, honey, fruit and
vegetable juices etc.) become more potent and curative, the
planets become more favourable or unfavourable according
to auspicious and inauspicious yogas (combinations and
dispositions) they form. The water assumes the shape of a
glass or a cup when put into it. The air gets contaminated in
a contaminated atmosphere and is full of fragrance and
fresh In uncontaminated atmosphere (just as prevailing in a
garden full of blooming and fragrant flowers). The clothes also
look beautiful on a well built body.
Many of the learneds, of whom Maxinullor is foremost,
are of the view that Rigveda is the oldest written book in
the world. In that Rigveda mention has been made of Ratna
(gem) in its very first mantra which is as under-
s~f~r~fl3
a + ~ ~ z f `~ a w @ a i i tchNidII
Undoubtedly in this mantra, prayers have been offered to
the Supreme Lord by the word 'Agni but the main thing to
note is that the Supreme Lord i (4 t+i~c+ir) had been mentioned
as (mac (), that is, one who wears ratnas (gems). This
indicates that gems are meant to be worn. There are different
interpretations for Vedic Mantras. It is very much possible
that this mantra of Rigueda intends to point out the intimate
relationship between Agni and Ratnas, that is, it throws a hint
that the heavenly fire (Aga is present in the ratnas in the
form of rays.
From times immemorial, gemstones have been used by men
and women for decoration and for their welfare. The
Dictionary meaning of the word 'gem' i s - ' a precious stone; a
precious stone on which is engraved a design, anything of
outstanding quality, worth or beauty; the best, the choicest'.

This stanza in a prayer to Lord Rama confirms that gem


is a very valuable kind of wealth. Everybody is aware that
precious stones like ruby, diamond, emerald etc. are very
valuable.
But from the scientific point of view amond Is just carbon.
It is made from the same carbon from which coal is made.
Then why should be such a vast difference in their value ?
The reason for this difference is that the rays which have
become concentrated in the diamond, are absent in the coal.
In other words diamond is very costly (valuable), because
some special quality possessing rays have got concentrated
in it.
Thus we come to the conclusion that gems are costly
because in all of them are present the rays of light peculiar
to different planets. These rays of light are present in
diamond, yellow or white or blue sapphire and other gems.
But the gems are different from one another on account of
their colours. The diamond is colourless or white, sapphires
are either white, blue or yellow. Mars is of red colour and
Mercury is green like grass. Saturn is far away from the Sun.
Therefore,he does not emit much light. Therefore, according
to astrology, Saturn is a planet of destitution pursation and
nothingness. It is for this reason that black colour has been
ascribed to him.
According to Jatak ParLat' the colours and gems of the
planets are as under
:-

(1) Colours 1IT(IIHM rlll~d icl a l v l . I cii' 1 al,


vSYql f l o miI ciR d~l+l:, t i t ga +1 t : : I
l1 t~r1q t:11t add: s~ 1zRIdI : ~If~:
lAetlc~c @qi i fi~ ~fii : fi w SR : II

This means that Sun is of dark red colour. The Moon is


young and white in colour. Mercury is of green colour like that
of doorva grass. Mars is of red and white mixed colour. The
body of Venus is white. Saturn's colour is black. The colour
of Rahu is blue and Ketu has strange colours.
(According to Brihat Jatak, Mars is of pale red colour,
Jupiter has a body of yellowish hue and Venus is neither very
white nor very back. The view of Brihat Jatak is more
authoritative).
(2) Gems
i ' 1 1 qa~til, fa+lrt 1 1 1 V 041 .
ti
flg fdrs4+ltdalwt+a+I
c+~a~+i,I'vd~lc+l a ~rH trl+i tait+a
1114
a Ytk:
q+ sNglvI 41 1 ` + ( 1 +Pqa%4c II
This means that Sun's gem is ruby, Moon's is white pearl;
Mars's is red coral, Mercury's is emerald, Jupiter is yellow
sapphire, Venus's is diamond, Rahu's is gomeda and Ketu's is
cat's eye.
It is always advisable to wear the gem stone of the Lord of
the Ascendant who is the main supporting pillar of a
horoscope, because the Ascendant combines in itself all the
good and bad qualities of the nativity. It is related to longevity
and health of the native. It also represents the wealth the
native may earn and the name and fame he may acquire. It
also indicates the profession suitable for him and his good
or bad behaviour. The gem stone of the Lord of the Ascendant
has, therefore, been called the 'ruling stone'.

We give below the gems related to various Asendants. The


gem stone of the Lord of the Ascendant will always prove to
be a protective charm for the native and it can be worn in the
major or sub-period of any and every planet.

Sign of the Lord of the Related gem


Ascendant Ascendant stone

Aries Mars Red coral


Taurus Venus Diamond
Gemini Mercury Emerald
Cancer Moon White pearl
Leo Sun Ruby
Virgo Mercury Emet: ald
Libra Venus Diamond
Scorpio Mars Red coral
Sagittarius Jupiter Yellow sapphire
Capricorn Saturn Blue sapphire
Aquarius Saturn -do-
Pisces Jupiter Yellow sapphire

There are certain rules or principles for wearing the


gemstones. The most important principle that the planet
whose gemstone is worn will gain more strength by this action
because the rays of the planet enter the body of the native
through that gemstone. Therefore, the ring, whether it be of
gold, silver or copper, should be so made that the gem touches
the skin. The native is benefitted by wearing a particular gem
stone ring, because by this process the related planet is
strengthened. For this purpose we should take into account
the lordships of the various houses and consider which house
needs to be strengthened. For example if a native of Aries
ascendant wears a yellow sapphire, the 9th house and its lord
Jupiter will gain more strength and consequently the native's
relations with government officials will improve. He will receive
favours from government (Rajya Kripa) and all obstacles in
his progress and promotion will disapper. His father will get
long life and good health. He will become more religious
minded. Similarly, if a Taurus Ascendant native wears an
emerald ring, his 2nd and 5th houses and their lords will
acquire more strength and auspiciousness. The result will be
that the native will earn or receive more wealth. He will
become more intelligent and diplomatic. His family life will be
happy and he will become eloquent.

But it should be noted very carefully that only the lords of


the auspicious houses should be strengthened. We should
never strengthen the lords of the 6th, 8th and 12th which
are inasupicious houses and their gemstones should be worn
in exceptional circumstances which we will explain later in
this chapter. It is always good for the lords of these houses
to remain weak.
Before we discuss which gemstones would be suitable for
various Ascendants and what good they will do to the native,
the readers should know about the rituals to be performed
before wearing a ring of the appropriate gemstone. If the
expected, desired and favourable results are to be obtained,
the rituals must be observed with devotion and faith. The
gemstones may be purchased as far as possible on Mondays
and Thursdays except for Venus, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu
which could be purchased on Friday and Saturday also. The
ring with the gemstone set in it should be worn on the day
of the planet. Before wearing the ring it should be purified
by immersing it in Ganges water or unboiled milk. Then
incense and flowers, as far as possible, of the colour of the
planet should be offered to the gem stone. Then the ring
should be worn after reciting the Namaskar and Tanfric
Mantras of the planets (given in chapter III) 108 times each.
Suitability of gemstones according to Ascendants

RUBY

Ruby is the gemstone of the Sun. Therefore, if Sun is the


lord of an auspicious house in a nativity, the native will be
favoured with benefical results if he wears a ring with ruby
set in it. ff Sun being lord of an auspicious house is afflicted
in any way, ruby will neutralise the consequent evil effects.
For the A s A s c e n d a n t Sun is lord of the 5th house (a
trine) and is friend of Mars the lord of the Ascendant.
Therefore, natives of Aries can always wear a ruby for
acquiring intelligence, for improvement of spiritual power, for
being blessed with children, for achieving name and fame and
for gains and favours from government. Wearing of a ruby will
be specially beneficial in the major period of Sun.
For the Taurus Ascendant Sun will be lord of the 4th house
(a quadrant); but Sun is an enemy of Venus, the lord of the
Ascendant. Therefore, ruby will prove beneficial for the natives
with this Ascendant, ff it is worn in the major period of Sun.
By wearing ruby the natives wi11 gain peace of mind, get
comforts, achieve success in educational matters, gain land
or house property, get happiness from the mother's side and
acquire conveyances.
For the GeminiAscendant Sun will be lord of the 3rd house.
Therefore, it would not be advisable for the natives of this
Ascendant to wear ruby except in the major period of Sun if
he is in his own sign in the 3rd house.
For the Cancer Ascendant Sun will be lord of the 2rd house,
the house of wealth. Sun is also a friend of Moon, the lord
of this Ascendant. Therefore, the native of this Ascendant will
benefit by wearing a ruby if the native faces loss of wealth or
suffers from diseases of eyes. The house is also maraka
sthana (house of death). Therefore it would be advisable to
wear ruby with pearl, the gemstone of the lord of Ascendant.
Ruby will prove particularly beneficial if it is worn in the major
period of Sun.

For the Leo Ascendant Sun will be the lord of the Ascendant.
Ruby will act as a protective charm for the natives of this
Ascendant and they can wear it for their whole life. By wearing
ruby the natives will be protected from enemies, will enjoy
good mental and physical health and also get long life. They
will also achieve success in their professional ventures and
gain wealth and spiritual power. For the natives of this
Ascendant ruby is a `must' if Sun is afflicted in any way and
the native faces hardhips and distress on that account.
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For the Virgo Ascendant Sun is lord of the 12th house (the
house of loss and expenditure). The natives of this Ascendant
should wear a ruby only in the major period of Sun if he is
in his own sign in the 12th house. Otherwise they should
never wear a ruby.
For the Libra Ascendant Sun, who is an enemy of Venus,
lord of this Ascendant, is lord of the 11th house (the house
of gains). The natives of this Ascendant will have gains of
wealth if ruby is worn in the major period of Sun. If Sun is
afflicted in any way and the native suffers from losses in all
his ventures, ruby can be owrn always.

For the Scorpio Ascendant Sun is lord of the 10th house


(the house of profession, name and fame, honours etc.). He
is also a friend of Mars, the lord of this Ascendant. Therefore,
ruby can be worn by the native of this Ascendant to get
recognition by government, honours, respect, promotion in
service or profession and to acquire wealth. Ruby will prove
particularly beneficial if worn in the major period of Sun.
For the Sagittarius Ascendant Sun is lord of the 9th house
(house of Bhagya). Sun in this case is also a friend of the lord
of the Ascendant (Mars). Therefore natives of this Ascendant
can wear .ruby to enjoy good fortune, for happiness and
longevity of father. Ruby will be particularly beneficial in the
major period of Sun. Wearing of yellow sapphire alongwith
ruby ensures good health, gain of wealth and good fortune
throughout life.

For the Capricorn. Ascendant Sun is lord of the 8th house


which is considered a very inauspicious house. It has been
said that Moon and Sun have been exempted of Ashtamesh
Dana (i.e. they will not be inauspicious if they are lord of the
8th). But inspite of this, we consider it inadvisable for the
natives of this Ascendant to use a ruby except in the major
period of Sun if he is in the 8th house in his own sign.

For the Aquarius Ascendant Sun is lord of 7th house-the


maraka sthana (house of death). Moreover, as said above, the
lord of the Ascendant is a bitter enemy of Sun. It will,
therefore, not be advisable for the natives of this Ascendant
also to wear a ruby even if the Sun be in his own sign
For the Pisces Ascendant Sun is lord of the 6th house-an
inauspicious house. The natives of this Ascendant may wear
ruby only in the major period of Sun if he be In his own sign
in the 6th.
Ruby should be worn in gold mixed with copper ring after
sunrise in the morning of a Shukla Paksha Sunday in the ring
finger of the right hand after observing the rituals we have
already mentioned earlier in his chapter. Ruby should be at
least 21/2 carats.

Important-Ruby should never be worn alongwith


diamond, blue sapphire, gomeda and cat's eye. It can be worn
with advantage alongwith pearl, red coral, emerald and yellow
sapphire.

PEARL

Pearl is the gemstone ruled by Moon, Pearl can be worn by


those in whose horoscope Moon is the lord of a an auspicious
house. If such a Moon is strong and well placed, the pearl will
enhance the good effects. If the Moon is afflicted, the pearl will
neutralise the consequent evil effects.
For the Aries Ascendant Moon is lord of the 4th house.
Moon is a friend of Mars, the lord of this Ascendant. Therefore,
the native of this Ascendant will, by wearing a pearl, gain
peace of mind, happiness from mother, success in
educational sphare, and gain land and house property. Pearl
will prove particularly beneficial in the major period of Moon.
It will be more advantageous to wear pearl along with red
coral, the gemstone of the lord of this Ascendant.
For the Taurus Ascendant Moon is lord of the 3rd house.
Moon is also an enemy of Venus, the lord of this ascendant. It
will, therefore, not be advisable for the natives of this
Ascendant to wear a pearl. They may, however, do so in the
major period of Moon if Moon her own sign in the 3rd.

For the Gemini Ascendant Moon is lord of the 2nd house


(the house of wealth and also maraka sthana) The natives of
this Ascendant can wear pearl in the major period of Moon;
but it will be better to avoid wearing pearl as for as possible.
Particularly those who are seriously ill or whose horoscope
does not indicate long life should not wear pearl. If, however,
Moon is exalted in 12th, or is posited in the 11th or 9th house.
Pearl can be wom in the major period of Moon. Dr. B.V.
Raman is of the view (see `Hindu Predictive Astrology') that
though Moon is lord of a maraka sthana for the Gemini
Ascendant, she does not exercise death inflicting powers.
For the Cancer Ascendant Moon is lord of the Ascendant.
For the natives of this Ascendant, the wearing of pearl for the
whole of their life will prove very useful. Pearl will ensure good
health, longevity, gains of wealth and success in professional
ventures. Actually pearl wi11 act as a protective ch t r for
them. Pearl is a significator for piousness, purity and
humility.
For the Leo Ascendant Moon is lord of the 12th house. The
natives of this Ascendant should not wear pearl except in the
major period of Moon, if she is in her own sign in the 12th.
For the Virgo Ascendant Moon is lord of the 11th house
(House of gains). Wearing of pearl in the major period of Moon
will enable the native to have substantial gains of wealth,
name and fame and he will be blessed with children.
For the Libra Ascendant Moon is lord of the 10th house.
Although Moon and Venus, the lords of this Ascendant, are
not friends, wearing of a pearl will enable the native to achieve
success in his profession, name and fame, respect and
honours from government. These results will be more
pronounced, if a pearl is worn in the major period of Moon.
For the Scorpio Ascendant Moon is lord of the 9th house
(the house of Bhagya). Wearing of a pearl enables the native
to have good fortune and to achieve success in his ventures.
His father would enjoy good health and prosperity. The native
wi11 also achieve name and fame. The results will be more
pronounced if pearl is worn in the major period of Moon.
Wearing of pearl with red coral, the gemstone of Mars, lord
of this Ascendant, will prove very fruitful and beneficial for
the native.
For the Sagittarius Ascendant Moon is lord of the 8th house.
The native of this Ascendant should not, therefore, wear pearl
except in the major period of Moon, if Moon is in her own sign
in 8th house. It will do good if pearl is worn alongwith yellow
sapphire, the gem stone of the lord of this Ascendant, who
has not enemity with the Moon.
For the Capricorn Ascendant Moon is lord of the 7th (a
maraka sthand). It will, therefore, not be advisable to wear
pearl for the natives of this Ascendant.
For the Aquarius Ascendant Moon is lord of the 6th house.
Pearl can be worn by the native of this ascendant only in the
major period of Moon, if she is in her own sign.
For the Pisces Ascendant Moon is lord of the 5th, a very
auspicious house. Wearing of pearl by the natives of this
Ascendant promises them happiness in the matter of
children, high intelligence, good education, respect, name and
fame and honours. Pearl assures them success in matters of
competitive nature and love affairs, 5th being 9th to the 9th
is also treated as house of Bhagya. Pearl makes the native
more fortunate. The good results will be more
pronounced if Pearl is worn in the major period of Moan.

Pearl should be worn in a silver ring on the morning of a


Monday of Shukla Paksha in the ring finger of the right
hand after performing the usual rituals. The pearl should be
of at least 2 carats.
Important-Pearl should not be worn alongwith emerald,
diamond, blue sapphire, gomedh and cats's eye.

RED CORAL
Red coral is the gemstone for Mars. Red coral should be worn
by person in whose birth chart Mars is lord of an auspicious
house. If Mars is well placed and is strong, wearing of Red
coral will enhance the quantum of beneficial effects. If Mars
as a lord of an auspicious house is afflicted, wearing of Red
coral will neutralise the consequent evil effects and will afford
protection to the native from them.

For the A s Ascendant Mars is lord of the Ascendant and


the 8th house. His lordship of the Ascendant will prevail over
the lordship of the 8th. Therefore, it will be very beneficial for
the natives of this Ascendant to wear red coral for the whole
of their life. This will ensure long life, good health, name and
fame, respect and all comforts of life.
For the Taurus Ascendant Mars is lord of the 7th and 12th
houses. The 12th house is an inauspcicious house and the
7th is a maraka sthana (house of death). The natives of this
Ascendant should as far as possible, avoid wearing red coral.
For the Gemini Ascendant Mars is lord of the 6th and 11th
houses. If Mars is in his won sign in the 6th or 11th, red coral
may be worn in the major periods of Mars. As Mercury the
lord of this Ascendant, is an enemy of Mars, natives of this
Ascendant are advised to avoid red coral as far as possible.
For the Cancer Ascendant Mars is lord of the 5th (a trine)
and the 10th (a quadrant). He is, therefore, a yogakaraka
planet for this Ascendant. If red coral is worn always by the
natives of this Ascendant, they will be blessed with children,
become very intelligent, get respect, name and fame and
recognition from government and achieve, great success in
their professional sphere. The quantum of beneficial results
will be more pronounced in the major period of Mars. If red
coral is worn alongwith pearl, the gemstone of the lord of this
Ascendant, the native will get more fruitful results.

For the Leo Ascendant also Mars is yogakaraka planet as


he is the lord of the 4th (quadrant) and the 9th (trine). By
wearing red coral, the native of this Ascendant will get peace
of mind, domestic happiness, acquire land and house
property, have gains of wealth, achieve success in all his
ventures, be blessed with good fortune and his mother and
father will enjoy good health and long life. The quantum of
beneficial results will be more pronounced in the major period
of Mars. The beneficial effects will be enhanced if red coral
is worn along with ruby, the gem stone of the lord of this
Ascendant.

For the Virgo Ascendant Mars is lord of the 3rd and 8th
house-both being inauspicious. The native of this Ascendant
should, as far as possible, avoid wearing red coral.

For the Libra Ascendant Mars is lord of the 2nd and 7th
both maraka sthana (house of death). Venus the lord of this
Ascendant is not a friend of Mars. We would advise that
natives of this Ascendant should avoid wearing red coral.
However, if the major period does not come in old age and the
birth chart does not show short longevity, the person
concerned can wear red coral in the major period of Mars
when he is in his own sign. Generally we are averse to
recommend gem stones related to the lords of sthana ma
who are not friends of the lord of the Ascendant.
For the Scorpio Ascendant Mars is lord of the Ascendant and
the 6th house. The remarks made by us about the wearing of
the red coral by the natives of the Aries Ascendant would apply
to this Ascendant also.
For the Sagittarius Ascendant Mars is lord of the 5th (a trine)
and the 12th. Being lord of a trine Mars has been considered
as a functional benefic for this Ascendant. By wearing red
coral the natives of this Ascendant will enjoy happiness of
children, become more intelligent, achieve name and fame
and will be blessed with good fortune. If the native is a
student, he would achieve success in competitive
examinations. The quantum of beneficial effects will be more
pronounced in the major period of Mars. Wearing a yellow
sapphire with red coral would enhance the beneficial effects.
For the Capricorn Ascendant Mars is lord of the 4th and
11th houses. If red coral is worn in the major period of Mars,
the native gets happiness from the side of mother, domestic
harmony, gains of land, house property and wealth.
For the Aquarius Ascendant Mars is lord of the 3rd and 10th
houses. If Mars is in his own sign in the 10th wearing of red
coral in the major periods of Mars brings favours and
recognition from government, gains of wealth and success in
the professional sphere. The native will also enjoy full benefits
of the Ruchaka Yoga, one of the Panch mahapurusha Yogas.
If Mars is not in his own sign in the 3rd or the 10th, it will
not be advisable for the native of this Ascendant to wear red
coral.

For the Pisces Ascendant Mars being lord of the 2nd (house
of wealth) and 9th (house of Bhagya good fortune), wearing
of red coral by the natives of this Ascendant will yield very
beneficial results. The quantum of favourable results will be
more pronounced in the major period of Mars. It will be more
advantageous ff red coral is worn alongwith yellow sapphire,
the gemstone of the lord of this Ascendant.
Red coral should be worn in a gold mixed with copper ring
in the ring finger of the right hand on the morning of a

Tuesday of S h i a (bright half of the lunar month)


after performing the usual rituals. The stone should be of at
least 6 carats.
Important-Red coral should not be worn alongwith
emerald, diamond, blue sapphire, gomedh and cat's eye.
Note-when two gemstones are worn, the main stone
should be worn in the appropriate finger of the right hand
and the supporting stone in the appropriate finger of the left
hand. For ruby, pearl, and red coral, the appropriate finger
is the ring finger (or according to palmistry the Sun finger).
For blue sapphire and gomedh the appropriate is the middle
finger (second finger counted from the side of the thumb). For
the yellow sapphire appropriate fingers are both the index
finger (Jupiter finger) and the ring finger. For the diamond.
emerald and cat's eye, the appropriate finger is the little or
the fourth finger. According to Hindu Palmistry, the Thumb
is called Angusth. The first finger is called Tarjthe middle
or the second finger Madhyama the third finger or ring finger
Anamika and the fourth or little finger Kanishtika. We have
taken some valuable space to mention this at this stage so
that there may be no confusion as regards fingers in which
the concerned gem stones are to be worn.

EMERALD
Emerald is the gemstone of Mercury. Emerald should be
worn by those in whose nativities Mercury is lord of
auspicious house. If Mercury is well placed, wearing of
emerald will enhance the good effects of Mercury. If Mercury
is afflicted In any way, wearing of emerald will neutralise the
evil effects and afford protection against them.
For the Aries Ascendant Mercury is lord of the 3rd and 6th
houses. Wearing of an emerald by the natives of this
Ascendant is not advisable. It can be worn, if necessary, only
in the major period of Mercury if he be in his own sign in the
3rd or the 6th.
For the Taurus Ascendant Mercury being the lord of the 2nd
and 5th houses (5th house is a trine) is a very beneficial
planet. He acts like a yogakaraka. By wearing emerald, the
native wi11 get harmony in the family, gains of wealth,
intelligence, happiness in regard to children, name, fame,
good fortune and success in competitive examinations and
ventures. The quantum of beneficial effects will be more
pronounced in the major period of Mercury. The native will
become more prosperous if he wears emerald with diamond,
the gemstone of the lord of this Ascendant.

For the Gemini Ascendant Mercury is lord of the Ascendant


and the 4th house. The natives of this Ascendant can wear
emerald as a protective charm throughout their life. By
wearing emerald, the native will enjoy good health, gains of
wealth and his longevity will be prolonged. He will get
happiness from the mother's side, success in the sphere of
education, peace of mind, gain of landed and house property,
comforts of conveyance and domestic happiness. The
quantum of good effects will be more pronounced in the major
period of Mercury.

For the Cancer Ascendant Mercury is lord of the 3rd and


the 12th houses. It is, generally, not advisable for the natives
of this Ascendant to wear emerald. It can, however, be worn
if at all necessary, in the major period of Mercury, if he be
in his own sign in the 3rd or the 12th.
For the Leo Ascendant Mercury is lord of the 2nd and 11th
(both wealth giving houses). By wearing emerald in the major
period of Mercury, the natives of this Ascendant will enjoy
harmonious relations in the family and get abundant gains
of wealth, name and fame. It can be worn outside the major
period of Mercury if he is not well placed in the horoscope or
is afflicted in any other way.

For the Virgo Ascendant Mercury is lord of the Ascendant


and the 10th house. Therefore, the natives of this Ascendant
can always wear emerald. Emerald will ensure good health,
long life, success and promotion in professional ventures,
favours from government, respect, honours, name and fame.
Emerald will prove significantly beneficial in the major period
of Mercury.
For the Libra Ascendant Mercury is lord of 9th (a trine) and
12th houses. The lordship of a trine makes Mercury quite
auspicious for this Ascendant. We are of the view if the natives
find it necessary to always wear emerald, they should wear it
alongwith diamond, the gemstone of Venus. The quantum of
beneficial effects will be more pronounced in the major
period of Mercury.
For the Scorpio Ascendant Mercury is lord of the 8th and
the 11th houses. Mercury is an enemy of Mars, the lord of
this Ascendant. Still if Mercury be in his own sign in the 11th
or if as lord of the 11th be posited in the Ascendant, 2nd, 4th,
5th or the 9th, emerald can be worn with advantage in the
major period of Mercury. Wearing of emerald will get the
native gains of wealth and improvement in his prosperity.

For the Sagittarius Ascendant Mercury is lord of the 7th


and 10th houses. Being a benefic, lordship of two Kendras
makes him a victim of Kendra-adhipati Dosha. Still if Mercury
be in the 10th in his own sign in the 10th (causing Bhadra
Yoga), Ascendant, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 9th or 11th, the native will
get beneficial results, if emerald is worn in the major period
of Mercury. He wi11 then have gains of wealth and will achieve
success and promotion in his professional sphere. If Mercury
as lord of the 10th is posited in the 6th, 8th or 12th, wearing
of emerald will neutralise the consequent evil effects of such
disposition.

For the Capricorn Ascendant Mercury is lord of the 6th and


the 9th (a trine) houses. Mercury is, therefore, considered a
beneficial planet for this Ascendant. Mercury is also a friend of
Saturn, the lord of this Ascendant. Emerald will, therefore,
yield immense gain to the native if it is worn with diamond,
the gemstone of the Venus lord of the 5th and 10th (therefore
yogakaraka). The quantum of beneficial effects will be more
pronounced if emerald is worn in the major period of Mercury.

For the Aquarius Ascendant Mercury is lord of the 5th (a


trine) and 8th houses. Being lord of a trine, Mercury is treated
as a functional benefic for this Ascendant. Emerald will prove
very useful if it is worn during the major period of Mercury.
Here again Venus being lord of the 4th and 9th houses,
is a yogakaraka for this Ascendant. It will, therefore, prove
very Advantageous ff emerald is worn alongwith diamond, the
gemstone of Venus. Emerald could also be worn with
advantage by the natives of Capricorn and Aquarius
Ascendants alongwith blue sapphire, the gemstone of Saturn,
the lord of these two Ascendants.
For the Pisces Ascendant Mercury is lord of the 4th and
7th houses (both quadrants). He, therefore, suffers from
,Kendra-adhipati Dosha. Emerald can be worn if Mercury be
in his own sign in the 4th, or he be in the Ascendant, 2nd,
5th, 9th, 10th or 11th. Emerald can be worn in the major
period of Mercury. As Mercury is a strong maraka (killer) for
this Ascendant, it would not be advisable for those who are
seriously ill and who are in their old age or those in whose
birth chart short life is indicated, to wear emerald even in the
major period of Mercury and even if Mercury be in the 7th
in his own sign.

Emerald should be worn in a silver ring in the little finger


of the right hand on a morning of a Wednesday of Sh ukia
Paksha, after performing the usual rituals. Emerald should
be of at least 3 carats.
Important-Emerald should not be worn along with pearl
and red coral.

YELLOW SAPPHIRE
Yellow sapphire is the gemstone ofJupiter. Yellow sapphire
will prove very beneficial if Jupiter in a nativity is lord of
auspicious houses. If such Jupiter is afflicted in any way,
wearing of yellow sapphire will neautralise the consequent evil
effects and will provide protection to the native.
For the Aries Ascendant Jupiter is lord of the 9th (a trine)
and 12th houses. On account of his lordship of a trine, he
is considered a benefic for this Ascendant. By wearing a
yellow sapphire, the native of this Ascendant will acquire
knowledge of scriptures, will become more intelligent, gain
wealth, name and fame and good fortune, and the father of
the native will enjoy good health and be long lived. The
beneficial results will be more pronounced if yellow sapphire
is worn in the major period of Jupiter. Yellow sapphire
becomes more effective if it is worn alongwith red coral, the
gemstone of Mars, the lord of this Ascendant.
For the Taurus Ascendant Jupiter is lord of the 8th and
11th houses. According to principles of Hindu astrology,
Jupiter is not considered an auspicious planet for this
Ascendant. Apart from Venus, the lord of this Ascendant is
an enemy of Jupiter. Still if Jupiter as lord of the 11th, is in
the Ascendant, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 9th or 11th an his own sign),
yellow sapphire can be worn with advantage in the major
period of Jupiter.
For the Gemini Ascendant Jupiter is lord of the 7th and
10th (both quadrants) houses. He, therefore, suffers from
Kendra-adhipati,Dosha and is also a maraka. However, if as
lord of 10th, he is in the Ascendant, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 10th, (in
his own house causing Hamsa Yoga) or 9th and 11th, yellow
sapphire can be worn with advantage in the major period of
Jupiter. But persons of this nativity who are seriously ill, or
are in their old age, or their horoscopes indicate a short span
of life should not wear yellow sapphire, as Jupiter is a strong
maraka for this Ascendant. If yellow sapphire is worn when
the lord of the 10th is in his own sign, the native will have
unprecedented succes in his professional career and will
receive honours and recognition from government.

For the CancerAscendantJupiter is lord of the 6th and 9th


houses. Because of his lordship of the 9th (a trine) Jupiter
is considered to be an auspicious planet for this Ascendant.
By wearing a yellow sapphire, the native of this Ascendant
will be blessed with children, his knowledge will improve, he
will.take interest in religious scriptures, he will have good
fortune, name and fame and gains of wealth. His father will
enjoy good health and long life. The quantum of good results
will be more pronounced in the major period of Jupiter,
For the Leo Ascendant Jupiter is lord of the 5th (a trine)
and the 8th houses. On account of his lordship of a trine,
Jupiter is considered to be an auspicious planet for this
Ascendant. By wearing yellow sapphire, the native will
become more intelligent, he will be blessed with children, ht
will achieve name and fame and success In competitive
examinations. For' both Cancer and Leo Ascendants, the
beneficial effects will be more effective if yellow sapphire is
worn alongwith red coral. For the natives of Cancer and Leo
Ascendants, wearing of a pearl and ruby respectively
alongwith yellow sapphire will also prove quite beneficial. For
the Leo Ascendant, the good results of wearing yellow
sapphire will be more pronounced in the major period of
Jupiter.
For the Virgo Ascendant Jupiter is lord of the 4th and the
7th house, a maraka sthana. Still if Jupiter as the lord of 4th
and 7th is posited in the Ascendant, 2nd, 4th (in his own sign
causing Hamsa Yoga), 5th, 7th (in his own sign-causing
Hamsa Yoga), 9th, 10th or 11th, wearing of yellow sapphire
in the major period of Jupiter, will bring the native happiness
in regard to children, gains of wealth, name and fame etc. But
while giving materialist gain Jupiter can assume the role of a
strong maraka (killer). Therefore, it would not be advisable to
wear yellow sapphire for the natives of this Ascendant who are
seriously ill, are in their old age or are those in whose birth
chart long life is not indicated.

For the Libra Ascendant Jupiter is lord of the 3rd and the
6th-two inauspicious houses. According to the principles of
Hindu Astrology, Jupiter is not, therefore, considered to be
an auspicious planet for this Ascendant. Besides these facts,
Venus, lord of this Ascendant, is an enemy of Jupiter. In these
circumstances it would normally not be advisable for the
natives of this Ascendant to wear a yellow sapphire. But
according to 'Bhavarth Ratnakar' a recognised and
authoritative book on Hindu astrology, Jupiter, ,spite of
being lord of 3rd and 6th, is a yoga giving planet. Ire view of
this, we would advise that yellow sapphire could be worn by
the natives of this Ascendant in the major period of Jupiter if
he be in his own sign in the 3rd or the 6th.

For the Scorp ,o Ascendant Jupiter is lord of the 2nd and


5th (a trine) houses and is, therefore, a beneficial planet for
this Ascendant. Besides this, Jupiter and Mars (the lord or
the Ascendant) are mutual friends. Therefore, wearing e"
yellow sapphire will prove very beneficial to the natives of this
Ascendant, particularly in the major period of Jupiter
Jupiter, if made strong, will give gains of wealth, happiness
In regard to children, name and fame, good fortune etc. to
the natives of this Ascendant.
For the Sagittarius Ascendant Jupiter is lord of the
Ascendant and the 4th house. Wearing of yellow sapphire by
the natives of this Ascendant will give them good health, long
life, gains of wealth, success in the educational sphere, peace
of mind, domestic happiness, land, house property, comforts
of conveyances, achievement in professional matters etc. The
natives of this Ascendant can wear yellow sapphire always as
a protective charm. It will prove more beneficial if yellow
sapphire is worn alongwith ruby the gemstone of Sun, the
lord of the 9th house (house of Bhagya).

For the Capricorn Ascendant Jupiter is lord of the 3rd and


12th houses-both inauspicious. 'Uttara kalamrit' is, however,
of the view that inspitt of being lord of the 3rd and 12th,
Jupiter is a yoga giving planet for this Ascendant. We do not
really agree with this view as this is against the Parashari
principles. We would, therefore, recommend that the natives
of this Ascendant should wear yellow sapphire, if necessary,
only in the major period of Jupiter if he is in his own sign in
the 3rd or 12th.

For the Aquarius Ascendant Jupiter is lord of the 2nd and


12th houses, both wealth giving houses. However Saturn, lord
of this Ascendant, is not a friend of Jupiter. Still yellow
sapphire can be worn in the major period of Jupiter and the
native would get happiness from children, gains of wealth,
success in the educational sphere. But Jupiter, being lord of
the 2nd which is also a maraka sthana, can also prove to be a
strong maraka. This should be kept in mind.
For the Pisces Ascendant Jupiter is lord of the Ascendant
and the 10th and is, therefore, a very auspicious planet for
the Pisces Ascendant. Wearing a yellow sapphire will enable
the native to enjoy good health, long life, name and fame,
recognition by government and the society, gains of wealth
and promotion in the professional and political career. It will
prove doubly beneficial if yellow sapphire is worn with red
coral, the gemstone of Mars, the lord of the 2nd and 9th.

Yellow sapphire should be worn in a ring of gold in the


second finger (Index finger) of the right hand on the morning
of aTursday of the Shukia Paksha after performing the usual
rituals. Yellow sapphire should be of at least 3 carats.
Important Yellow sapphire should not be worn alongwith
emerald, diamond, blue sapphire, gomedh and cat's eye.

DIAMOND
Diamond is the gemstone of Venus. If Venus as lord of
auspicious houses is well placed in a nativity, wearing of a
diamond will enhance the good effects. If Venus is afflicted in
any way, wearing of diamond will neutralise the consequent
evil effects and provide protection to the native.
For the A s Ascendant Venus being lord of the 2nd and
7th houses, is a strong maraka (killer). Besides this, Venus
and Mars-the lord of this Ascendant, are not friends. Still if
Venus in any nativity be in his own sign or be exalted or
otherwise well placed, the wearing of diamond will ensure
gains of wealth, happy relations in the family, marital
happiness and acquisition of conveyanaces. But as pointed
above, Venus is a strong maraka for this Ascendant, persons
whose birth charts do not indicate long life, should avoid
wearing diamond.

For the Taurus Ascendant Venus is lord of the Ascendant


and the 6th house. His lordship of the Ascendant will prevail
over the lordship of the 6th. The natives of this Ascendant
can wear diamond as a protective charm for the whole of their
life. This will enable them to enjoy good health, their longevity
will be prolonged and all obstacles will disappear from their
path. If diamond is worn along with emerald, the gemstone of
Mercury who is lord of the 2nd and 5th and a friend of
Venus, the persons concerned will get abundant gains of
wealth and good fortune. The quantum of beneficial results
will be more pronounced in the major period of Venus.

For the Gemini Ascendant Venus is lord of 5th (a trine) and


12th. The Lordship of a trine makes Venus an auspicious
planet for this Ascendant. Moreover, Mercury the lord of the
Ascendant is a friend of Venus. Therefore diamond, if worn
in the major period of Venus, will bestow happiness in regard
to children, intelligence, name and fame, good fortune, gains
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of wealth and success in competitive ventures. Here again the


results will be more marked and beneficial if diamond is worn
alongwith emerald, the gemstone of the lord of this
Ascendant.
For the Cancer Ascend antVenus is.lord of the 4th and
11th houses. According to Farashari principles Venus is not
considered to be an auspicious planet for this Ascendant.
Apart from this, Moon, the lord of this Ascendant, is an enemy
of Venus. Still we are of the view that the 4th and 11th houses
of a birth chart are not inauspicious houses. Therefore, if
diamond is worn in the major period of Venus gains of wealth,
success in education, domestic happiness and comforts of
house, land and conveyances, may be expected.

For the Leo Ascendant Venus being the lord of 3rd and 10th
houses, is not considered to be an auspicious planet. We are
of the view that if Venus, as lord of the 10th, is in the
Ascendant, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, 10th an his own sign
causing Amala and Malauya Yogas--too wealth and name
and fame gaving yogas) or 11th, wearing of diamond in the
major period of Venus will promote the professional career
of the native,.He-will have abundant gains of wealth and will
be honoured and recognised.

For the Virgo Ascendant Venus is lord of the 2nd and 9th
(a trine) house and is almost a yogakaraka. Therefore, by
wearing a diamond the native wi11 become wealthy and his
learning and good fortune will enable him to achieve success
in all his ventures. Wearing diamond with emerald, the
gemstone of Mercury, the lord of this Ascendant will prove
even more beneficial to the native.
For the LibraAscendant Venus is lord of the Ascendant and
the 8th. His lordship of the Ascendant will prevail over the
lordship of the 8th. The natives of this Ascendant can and
should wear diamond as a protective charm for the whole of
their life. Wearing of diamond will bestow good health, long
life, name and fame, success in ventures and gains of wealth
to the native. It is a 'must' for the natives of this Ascendant
in the major period of Venus.

For the Scorpio Ascendant Venus is lord of the 7th and 12th.
Therefore, it will normally not be advisable for the natives of
this Ascendant to wear diamond.
For the Sagittarius Ascendant Venus being lord of the 6th
and 11th houses, is not considered to be an auspicious planet
for this Ascendant. Further, Venus is an enemy of Jupiter, the
lord of this Ascendant. Still if as lord of 11th Venus is in the
Ascendant, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th (in his own sign), 7th, 9th, or
11th (in his own sign) wearing of diamond in the major period
of Venus will bring abundant financial gains.
For the Capricorn Ascendant Venus being lord of the 5th (a
trine) and 10th (a quadrant) houses, is a yogakaraka planet.
For the Aquarius Ascendant also Venus is a yogakaraka on
account of his lordship of the 4th (a quadrant) and 9th .(a
trine) houses. Therefore, the natives of these two Ascendants
will gain in every way by wearing a diamond. The wearing of
a diamond is a `must' for the natives of these Ascendants in
the major period of Venus. The good results wi11 be
significantly enhanced if diamond is worn alongwith blue
sapphire.

For the Pisces Ascendant Venus being lord of the 3rd and
8th is a very inauspicious planet. Venus is also enemy of the
lord of this Ascendant. We would, therefore, not advise the
natives of this Ascendant to wear diamond.
Diamond should be worn in a platinum, with gold or silver
ring in the little finger of the right hand on the morning of a
Shukla Paksha Friday after performing the usual rituals.
Diamond is a very costly gem. Therefore, it is not possible to
fix any minimum weight for it but we are of the view that it
should be of at least 1-carats.
2

Important-Diamond should not be worn alongwith ruby,


pearl and red coral.

BLUE SAPPHIRE
Blue sapphire is Saturn's gemstone. When in a nativity
Saturn is lord of auspicious houses and is well placed, blue
sapphire will enhance the good effects of Saturn and those
houses. If such Saturn is afflicted, wearing of a blue sapphire
will neutralise the consequent evil effects and provide
protection to the native.
Although blue sapphire is very beneficial for those for whom
it is suitable but some very unlucky stones come out of the
earth. Blue sapphire should, therefore, always be worn after a
trial because an unlucky stone can play havoc with the life of
the native.
For the A s Ascendant Saturn is lord of the 10th and 11th
houses. Although both the houses are auspicious, Saturn has
not been considered as an auspicious planet for this
Ascendant because of the lordship of the 11th house. But we
can say with full confidence that if Saturn as lord of the 10th
and 11th is posited in Ascendant, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th (in his
sign of exaltation causing Sasa yoga), 9th, 10th (in his own
sign causing Sasa yoga), wearing of blue sapphire in the
major period of Saturn will bring to the native immense
success in professional sphere and abundant financial gains.
For the Taurus Ascendant Saturn being lord of 9th (a trine)
is considered to be auspicious. For this Ascendant it will be
very beneficial to wear blue sapphire in the major period of
Saturn. The good results will be pronounced if blue sapphire
is worn alongwith emerald, the gemstone of the lord of the
Ascendant.
For Gemini Ascendant Saturn becomes lord of 8th & 9th
houses and the Mool Trikona Rasi falls in the 9th house. The
reader will see that the case becomes ambiguous here. If
Saturn is evilly placed in this case i.e., placed in 6, 8 or 12th
then we cannot wear blue sapphire in its period. But blue
sapphire can be worn ff its placement is in the 9th house, or
5th house or if placed in other beneficial houses with Venus
or Mercury because association with these two planets
induces beneficial results for Saturn. Blue sapphire can be
worn in Saturn dasa if Saturn is in 10th with Jupiter. This is
the only case when it is with most beneficial planet Jupiter
otherwise it becomes a first rate Maraka.
For the Cancer Ascendant Saturn is the lord of the 7th (a
maraka stluxna) and the 8th (house of longevity and death).
Therefore, the natives of this Ascendant should never touch
a blue sapphire.
The same applies to Leo Ascendant where Saturn is lord
of the 6th and 7th and a bitter enemy of Sun, the lord of this
Ascendant.
For the Virgo Ascendant Saturn is lord of 5th (a trine) and
6th. As Saturn is lord of a trine also, blue sapphire can be
worn with advantage by the natives of this Ascendant: but it
will be advisable to wear blue sapphire alongwith emerald,
the gemstone of the lord of this Ascendant.
For the Libra Ascendant Saturn being the lord of 4th and
5th, is a yogakaraka. Saturn is also an intimate friend of
Venus, the lord of this Ascendant. Therefore, wearing of blue
sapphire by the natives of this Ascendant will bring them
domestic happiness, gain of landed and house property,
happiness in regard to mother and children, intelligence, good
fortune and success in competitive ventures. Blue sapphire
will prove more beneficial if it is worn with diamond, the
gemstone of Venus, the lord of Ascendant, or emerald, the
gemstone of Mercury, the lord of the 9th.
For the ScorpioAscendant Saturn being lord of the 3rd and
4th houses is not considered to be an auspicious planet
according to Parashart principles. Still, if Saturn is in his own
sign in the 3rd or 4th, blue sapphire can be worn with
advantage in the major period of Saturn.
For the Sagittarius Ascendant Saturn being lord of the 2nd
(maraka sthana) and the 3rd house, is not considered to be
an auspicious planet for this Ascendant. Therefore, normally
the natives of this Ascendant should not wear blue sapphire.
But Brihat Jatak says as under :
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Ri ca l l : q v o + ~ S c ~ C l t i gl q r t g l ~ t ~ l
1 9 ' Q 9i41t4:
1 c n t j f l l s w ~ a~(dn: I I
This means that if Saturn occupies the Ascendant at a
person's birth, he will be poor, sickly, love-stricken, very
unclean, suffering from diseases during his childhood and
indistinct in his speech. If any one of the signs Sagittarius,
Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Libra be the Ascendant and
Saturn should occupy it at birth, the person concerned will
b equal to a king, the headman of a village or the mayor of
a city, a great scholar and will be handsome. In the other
houses Saturn produces the same effect as that of Sun in
those places.
Thus the natives of the Sagittarius Ascendant can wear
blue sapphire in the major period of Saturn if he is posited
in the Ascendant. They will reap the benefits mentioned by
BrlhatJatak subject to the structure of the birth chart being
otherwise not weak
For the Capricorn Ascendant Saturn is lord of the
Ascendant and the 2nd house (house of wealth and maraka
sthana). As Saturn is lord of the Ascendant who always
protects the native, he will never act as a maraka.
For the Aquarius Ascendant Saturn is lord of the Ascendant
and the 12th. He will act more as lord of the Ascendant as
his Moola trtkona sign falls in it. Therefore, the natives of these
two Ascendants should always wear blue sapphire which will
not only act as a protective charm but will also enable the
natives to enjoy good health, long life, gains of wealth and
success in all ventures. It will be very beneficial for the natives
of these two Ascendants to wear blue sapphire alongwith
diamond, the gemstone of Venus who is a yogakaraka for
both these, Ascendants.

For the Pisces Ascendant Saturn. being lord of the 11th and
12th houses, is considered to be am inauspicious planet for
this Ascendant. We are, however, of the view that if as lord
of the 11th, Saturn is in the Ascendant (where he causes
Rajayoga) 2nd, 4th; 5th, 9th and 11th (in his own sign), blue
sapphire can be worn to the major period of Saturn for
financial gains. We would, however, advise that the natives
of this Ascendant should wear blue sapphire in the major
period of Saturn only when he is in 11th in his own sign or
in the Ascendant.

Blue sapphire should be worn in a ring of steel in the middle


finger of the right hand on the afternoon (before Sunset) of a
Shukla. Paksha Saturday after performing the usual rituals.
Blue sapphire should be at least of 4 carats.
Important-Blue sapphire should not be worn alongwith
ruby, pearl, red coral or yellow sapphire.
GOMEDH AND CAT 'S EYE
Gomedh and cat's eye are gemstones of Rahu and Ketu
respectively. The gemstones of these two should be worn in
their major periods ff they are posited in the 3rd, 6th or 11th
house or they are conjoined with the lord of an auspicious
house (particularly lords of trines) or with yogakaraka
planets. The minimum weight of gomedh should be 6 carats
and that of cat's eye 5 carats. gomedh should be worn in an
Ashta Dhatu ring in the middle or little finger on a Thursday
two hours after dusk Cat's eye should also be worn in the
same finger in Ashta Dhatu ring on a Thursday at midnight.
Both the rings should be worn after performing the usual
rituals.
Important-Gomedh and cat's eye should not be worn
alongwith ruby, pearl, red coral and yellow sapphire.
Note-For fuller details about the gemstones mentioned
above (which are treated as precious stones) and other semi
percir us stones which can be used as cheaper; but effective
substitutes, the readers may refer to our books- Ratna
Pradeep' in Hindi and 'Gems and Astrology' in English-both
published by Ran, jan Pi tbitcations, 16-A
nsari Road, New
Delhi-110002.
6 Gem Therapy

The seven rays and colours of rainbow-Their


significance and importance-Cosmic colours of
planets and their gems-Principles of gem
therapy and a glimpse of the tele-therapy-Need
of cosmic rays for curing diseases-Rahn and
Ketu and their gems have also cosmic rays-
How to prepare gem medicines.

The founder of gem therapy in the world is late Dr.


Benoytosh Bhattacharya of Naihati (West Bengal). To him goes
the credit of establishing gem therapy as an effective,
dependable and reliable system of medicine. Dr. Bhattacharya
recognised the efficacy of gems in curing diseases of diverse
nature. It was noted by him that the medicines prepared from
the gems in the form of ashes of gems (Bhasma,) or powders
(pishtO were very costly and only the rich could take advantage
of them-particularly the ashes of gems like diamond,
emerald, ruby and sapphire Dr. Bhattachary0. after making
researches, trials and experiments evolved a method through
which the curative powers of gems could be extracted
homeopathically without destroying the gems. The system
has been made to simple that gem-medicines can now be
dispensed in globule form by all and sundry at ridiculously
cheap prices. Not only the gems can be used singly but
methods have been developed for combining several gems in
a mixture according to necessity.

Gems are mines of cosmic rays. These rays are, for intents
and purposes, omnipotent, ominscient and omnipresent. The
cosmic rays know the disease by their omniscience, they cure
by their omnipotence and they spread to all parts of the body
by their omnipresence Dr. Bhattachanya found after
experience of more than a decade that gems were highly
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curative. Dr. Bhattacharya having been connected with


various schools of medicine intimately and having treated at
least three lakh patients during forty years or more, came to
the conclusion that all the therapies in existence were
defective. They did not reach the very root of the problem of
the origination and eradication of disease. According to him
cosmic rays were at the botton of disease and cosmic rays
were the only force capable of curing the disease. When the
hunger (of rays) was appeased by gems radiating different
colours, the disease left the body.

We have to look for the origin of every thing to the cosmic


colours, including even, the Sun, Moon and the other planets.
It is said in the Kuria Parana that the seven principal cosmic
colours, viz, violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red
(found in the rainbow-known in modern science as
VIBGYOR) are the matrices of the seven planets, that is to
say, the seven planets are to be conceived as condensation
of the seven different colours of the rainbow. Among the
planets originating from the cosmic colours of the rainbow,
the Sun is the condensed form of the red colour, Moon of
orange, Mars of yellow, Mercury of green, Jupiter of blue,
Venus of indigo and Saturn is the condensed form of violet
colour. According to Dr. Bhattacharya, this is how the origin
of the seven planets is to be conceived according to definite
statement of the Karma Parana. The relevant verse quoted
by Dr. Bhattacharya in his very popular book `Gem Therapy'
as translated in English is as under :-

In this manner the Great Lord, the Lord of the Lords, the
universal Grand father, always creates Time. He being of the
Essence of Time, with a body endowed with all conceivable
powers. The rays that compose His body, are omnipresent,
and illuminate the limitless worlds in the universe, and
among them seven are the best and the highest because they
form the matrices of the seven planets" (Karma Parana)
Chapter 43, Verses 1-2).

According to Dr. Bhattachanja like the planets, the


planetary gems are also to be conceived as condensation of
the seven colours. Thus ruby is a red colour concentrate,
pearl is concentrate of orange, coral of yellow, emerald of
green, Moon stone and a ( T o p ) of blue, diamoned of
indigo, and sapphire of violet cosmic colour. (Here we may
warn the readers that these colours of gems are the cosmic
colours and not the colours as we see them and as mentioned
in classical texts like Brihat Jataka and Jataka Paryat as will
be clear from what is mentioned in the next few lines).
Although these colours are not apparent to the naked eye,
their true cosmic colours will reveal themselves when a prism
is applied to the eye. The gems are inexhaustible mines of
cosmic colours and they can release torrents of coloured rays
when rotated on an electric motor or vibrated at high
frequency.

The view of Dr. Bhattacharya is that the seven cosmic


colours belong to two classes, hot and cold. All male planets
and their cosmic colours are hot in nature, while all the female
planets and their cosmic colours are cold cosmic forces. The
male plants are Sun, Mars and Jupiter and their colours red,
yellow and blue are hot forces fo nature. The female planets
are Moon, Mercury, Venus and Saturn and their cosmic
colours orange, green, indigo and violet are the cold forces
of nature.

In evolving the Gem Therapy system, Dr. Bhattacharya


thought that the hot and cold forces of nature were there in
the seven cosmic colours of the rainbow and he considered it
desirable that the necessity was to get the capability to
generate these colours artificially and to transmit them to
afflicted persons in order to make them well. The question
arose as to how to find out where the cosmic colours were
to be found in abundance so that they might be manipulated
by human beings. The storehouse of cosmic colours was in
the planetary and their gems. The gems were mines of cosmic
rays and they could be made to yield their valuable colour
contents in various ways. They could be burnt and turned
into ashes (Bhasmas) and in that form could be administered
to the patients. Secondly, the gem might be kept in alcohol
for seven days and power released by the gems would be
absorbed in the alcohal which would then turn into powerful
gem medicines.

Dr. Bhattacharya, the master thinker, researcher and


Scientist evolved yet another method by which gems could be
made to yield their valuable colour contents for the purpose of
distant healing. He perfected a system by which a silver disc set
with gems could be prepared. The size of the disc might be
three to four inches in diameter. This disc be fitted to a small
electric motor and switched into action. As the motor whirled
with a speed of say 1300 to 1400 RMP, the gems yielded
their colour, any photograph of a person suffering from
disease or healthy person kept before the radiating motor
would at once receive the vibrations. According To Dr.
Bhattacharya cosmic colours could also be broadcast to
either the healthy or a person suffering from any disease by
vibrating the gems at a very high frequency. This could be
done through a Vibrator at the rate of 3000 Vibrations per
minute. Any photograph kept in front of the vibrating gem
would receive the cosmic rays of the parricular gem and would
carry it in an instant to the person residing any where in the
world. This system was named by Dr. Bhattacharya as Tele-
therapy' and was used by him to cure incurable diseases, and
the facility provided by him was availed of by people from all
parts of the world afflicted with incurable diseases.

Suitability of the rays emanating from gems for


curing diseases

1. Red Cosmic Rays


According to Roland Hunt (Author of the book `Seven Keys
To Colour Healing') quoted by Dr. Bhattacharya in his book
`Gem Therapy', red rays are most suitable for persons prone
to diseases such as aiments of the blood-stream, anaemia,
Physical debility and lassitude, colds, circulatory deficiencies,
moronic cases etc. Red rays have been found suitable in
impending collapse, without pulse and with profuse
perspiration and cold body. Idiots and imbeciles have been
very well influenced by red cosmic rays. It is ruby which
supplies red rays in concentrated form.

2. Orange Cosmic Rays


Orange colour rays which are cold are capable of curing
disease arising out of heat. It is Moon who emits cold orange
rays. Moon's rays are present in pearl. The rays issuing out
of pearls belong to the element of water and have connection
with the thin secretions of the human body and its blood
system. When heat is required to be counteracted, pearl rays
may be used with confidence.
According Roland Hunt, Orange colour is suitable for the
following diseases-chronic asthma, phlegmatic fever,
bronchitis, Wet cough, gout, chronic reheumatism,
inflammatism of kidneys, gall stones, prolapsus, cessation of
menstruation in females, mental debility, cholera and other
similar diseases. Orange rays have given good results in
insanity of the young, fevers, bleedings etc.
3. Yellow Cosmic Rays
The coral of yellow cosmic colour releases hot rays. The
coral and its yellow colour are associated with the martial
planet Mars. Yellow colour nourishes the marrow system. The
head and the genitals also come under the influence of Mars
and therefore of yellow cosmic rays.
According to Roland Hunt, yellow rays are necessary for
subjects prone to diseases such as stomach troubles,
indigestion, constipation, flatulence, liver troubles, diabetes,
blind piles, eczema, skin troubles, leprosy and nervous
exhaustion.
4. Green Cosmic Rays
It is emerald which is a storehouse of green cosmic rays.
The colour of earth element is green and is cold in character.
Therefore, green is a positive force with power of integration.
According to Roland Hunt, green rays are necessary for the
following complanits : heart troubles, blood pressure, ulcers,
cancer, headache, neuralgia, influenza, syphlis etc. Green
rays have been found curative in asthma, burnt skin, injuries,
ulcers, skin diseases and high blood pressure.

5. Blue Cosmic Rays


The moonstone, crystal and topaz (Pushparaga) belong to
the same colour group viz. blue. This group of stones is,
therefoere, blue ray concentrate. Blue colour belongs to the
Akasha element which imparts life force to the whole mobile
and immobile creation. The controller of blue colour is Jupiter
who presides over the life principle in all human beings and
breathing animals.
According to Roland Hunt blue rays are necessary in the
following diseases: All throat troubles, laryngitis, goitre, sore
throat, hoarseness, feavers like scarlet fever and typhoid,
bubonic plague, small-pox, chicken-pox, measles, apathae,
apoplexy, hysteria, epilepsy, palpitation, spasms, acute
rheumatism, vomiting, purging, thirst, dysentry, diarrhoea,
jaundice, biliousness, colic, inflammation of bowels, inflamed
eyes, stings, insomnia, painful menstruation, nervous
disorders, shock etc.

6. Indigo Cosmic Rays


The cosmic rays of this colour are abundantly stored in
diamond, the gem ruled by Venus who alongwith its indigo
colour belongs to the water principle according to Dr.
Bhattacharya and they are both cold and positive in nature.
According to Ayurvedic books diamond contains all the six
tastes-sweet, sour, saline, pungent, bitter and astringent.
By virtue of this quality diamond should be regarded as a
medicine for diseases arising out of the simultaneous
derangement of the 71-idosha elements-Vayu (air) Pitta (fire)
and Kapha (water).

According to Roland Hunt indigo rays are good for the


following diseases:- eye troubles, ear and nose complaints,
facial paralysis, all diseases of the lungs, pneumonia,
bronchitis, croup, whooping cough, asthma, T.B. dyspepsia,
creeping palsy, infantile convulsions, delirium, obsession and
other forms of insanity. According to Dr. Bhattacharya indigo
rays have cured leucoderma, appendicitis and purulent
tonsils also.

7. Violet Cosmic Rays


These rays are concentrated in blue sapphire (Neel the
gem ruled by Saturn. Violet is the colour of air element.
Saturn rules over the whole of the nervous system and his
violet colour satisfies the nerve hunger.
According to Roland Hunt violet rays are good for the
following diseases:- Nervous and mental disorders, neurosis,
neuralgia, sciatica, diseases of the scalp, epilepsy,
cerebrospinal meningitis, concussion, cramps, rheumastism,
tumours, kidney and bledder weakness etc. According to Dr.
Bhattacharya violet rays have successfully and easily cured
all forms of acute nerve pains in any part of the body,
rheumatic pains, ulcers on the skin and flesh and various
other skin diseases, including leucoderma.

8. Ultra Violet Cosmic Rays


According to Dr. Bhattacharya Gamedh is the ultra violet ray
concentrate. The gem and its colour have connection with
Rahu. This is the coldest cosmic ray and should be broadcast
only when a person suffers from excessive heat complaints.
Ultra violet rays are useful in hyper-acidity and burning
ensations. Gomedh improves appetite, corrects digestion.
Ultra violet rays are supposed to cure insomonia and help
women during child birth. Gomedh may also be useful for
bowel disorders, sexual Excesses and glandular diseases.
9. Infra-red Cosmic Rays
Cat's eye is the Infra-red cosmic ray concentarate and has
connection with the planet Ketu. Infra-red is the hottest
cosmic ray and is often required in very chronic cases and
in terminal diseases. According to Dr. Bhattacharya cancer
cases have responded wonderfully to the vibrations of cat's
eye. Diseases which respond to infra-red rays are paralysis
and croup. It removes excess of Kapha (water) and Vayu (air)
and aids digestion. Acute skin diseases, cholera, nervous
debility, samll-pox, uterine diseases etc., respond to infra-
red rays.

How to prepare Gem Medicines


In his book `Gem Therapy' Dr. Bhattacharya has also given
the method to prepare medicines from gems. The method is
almost the same as used for the preparation of Homeopathic
medicines.
The list of materials required for preparing gem medicines
and mixtures is as follows:-
(1) Nine gems (pure and genuine) either single pieces
`weighing 2 ratti each or small pieces weighig 2 rattis namely
ruby, pearl, coral, emerald, topaz (yellow sapphire), diamond
or vikranta, sapphire, gomedh and cats' eye.

(2) Several one ounce or 30 ml. phials, properly cleaned


with hot water, rinsed in alcohal or rectified spirit and
provided with new corks.
(3) Absolute alcohol or rectified spirit or other
anaesthitius on suficient quantity.

(4) Blank globules either No. 20 or No. 30 in size, two


pounds in quantity.
With these materials in hand we can now proceed to
prepare gem medicines. First of all let us take an empty one
ounce phial and pour one dram of alchohol in the same. In
the alcohol ruby should be immersed. The phial should then
be corked well and kept in a dark chamber protected from
white light for seven days and nights. At the end of this period
the phial should be taken out and given a good shake few
times. The alcohol should then be put in another phial, and
blank globules added to it. By gentle rotation of the phial
all the globules will be medicated properly. The phial should
then be marked RUBY-GLOBS and the medicine is ready
for dispensing.

In the same manner, the other gem medicines namely pearl,


emerald, topaz, diamond, sapphire, gomedh and cat's eye.
Medicines should be prepared and labelled properly. The
phials may be marked as either RUBI-GLOBS ro RED-
GLOBS. The gems may be taken out from the phials and
stored for future use when necessary.

These complete the nine single gem remedies. The


preparation for the mixtures is also done in the same manner
except that all the gems of a particular mixture must be put
together in the alcohol. The gems required for the various
mixtures are as follows :-

VIBG-GLOBS-Sapphire, diamond and emerald.


VIBGYOR-Sapphire, diamond, topaz, emerald, coral. pearl
and ruby.
MW-Diamond, topaz, emerald and pearl. (topaz is really
Pushparag or yellow sapphire whose cosmic colour is blue).
OGW-Pearl, emerald, diamond and sapphire.
RYB/IR-Ruby, coral, topaz and cat's eye. Nine
gems-All the nine gems are required.
For all gem medicines, single or mixture, four globules No.
20 or one globule No. 30 form an adult dose. For children
belwo 10, two globules No. 20 or half No. 30 form one complete
dose.
Gem medicines may be given according to requirements.
There are no hard and fast rules for dosage but some guidance
is given below which is always subject to correction. All single
gem medicines-4 to 6 doses a day. Nine and seven gems-1 to
2 doses per day. All other mixtures-3 to 4 doses a day.
In all chronic cases one dose per day of the Nine GEM
mixture is very useful alongwith any other specific gem
medicine either single or in combination. These medicines are
very effective both in acute and chronic cases. For want of
space, we are unable to give details and Gem prescriptions.
For this, those interested will have to read Dr. Bhattacharya's
book 'Gem Therapy.'

Note-We have taken the liberty of basing this chapter


entirely on the book `Gem Therapy' by Dr. Bhattacharya. Our
only intention in doing so is to propagate this miraculous
system of Gem Therapy and Tele-Therapy which if properly
used by the medical profession can be of inestimable utility
to the mankind, particularly in case of certain incurable
diseases for whichever the highly developed and advanced
medical science has not been able to find a definite curative
remedy.
Propitiation of Planets
Cheap, Simple, effective and easy to perform
rides for propitiation of planets are given in La1
Kitab (tea f zl z;)-The explanation about
such beliefs, their remedial values and their
practical utility.
There is no country in the world where superstitious beliefs
are not practiced to one form or other to ward off troubles,
diseases and other kinds of distress and disasters. In India
also such beliefs have been in existence from times
immemorial. One very common such belief is that if an iron
shoe of a black horse is hung on the wall of the front door of
a house, misfortune never strikes that household. We have
seen every civilised, cultured and educated people hanging
horse's shoe above the front of their shops. Even a doctor in
our neighbourhood has a horse shoe had brought him good
luck and his practices when no other alternative is left to them
in their troubles. It is a common practices Hindus at least to
put in an earthen pitcher full of water in the houses before
their shifting in it.
. In 'Lal Kitab' a well known book written in Urdu by Shri
Girdhart Lal a retired officer of the Defence Accounts Deptt.,
there is no collection of such superstitious beliefs ( de )
which have been found effective as remedial measures for
afflicted planets. Shri Girdhar[ Lal's book is of 1172 pages in
which he has also explained his system of astrology and
palmistry.
In the small portion dealing with predictive astrology the
author of Lal Kitab' has omitted the sign indicating the
Ascendant in a birth chart. Suppose there is a birth chart with
Cancer as Ascendant and in which Sun is posited in the Libra
and Mars is in the 9th in Pisces, according to the system given
in 'Lal Kitah' although Sun will be shown in the 4th and Mars
in the 9th the number of 7 of the sign Libra of 4th house and
12 of Pisces in the 9th house will not be there. No. 4 of the
Ascendant will also be absent. Instead of the signs of the
Ascendant and other houses, the author of the 'Lal Kitab'
takes the view that they bear the sings of the significators
(karakas) of those houses. According to him the first house
or the Ascendant belongs to the Sun, 2nd to Jupiter, 3rd to
Mars, 4th to Moon, 5th to Jupiter, 6th to Ketu, 7th to Venus
& Mercury, 8th to Mars & Saturn, 9th to Jupiter, 10th to
Saturn, 11th to Jupiter and 12th to Rahu, and on this basis
has been given the effects of planets i the different houses.
For the purpose of examining the horoscope and making
predictions, the author of La1 Kitab has assumed that
whatever be the actual Ascendant at the time of birth of a
person, that Ascendant will always be Aries, 2nd house will
be Taurus and so on and the 12th house will be in the sign
Pisces.
Naturally, this method cannot be accepted being against
all principles of Hindu astrology. But the purpose for which
we consulted Lai Kitab was the remedial measures suggested
in it for evil consequences of afflicted planets. These we give
below in brief for the guidance of our readers:-

Sun
(1) If as a result of ill positing of the Sun, the native
suffers from troubles signified by Sun such as heart
trouble, harassment by government, eye or stomach
trouble, he should give in charity things like jaggery (Gu>j,
wheat, and copper. As Sun represents Lord Vishu, the
recitation or reading of Harlvansh Purana would help in
alleviating the sufferings of the native.

(2) It is believed that Sun in the 7th house yields evil


results. It is possibly so, because in the natural horoscope
(where the sign of the first house is Aries), the Sun will be
in Libra (in his sign of debilitation). The remedial measure
given in Lal Kitab for this effection is to put out fire by the
use of milk. This possibly means that the Sun who is like fire
will get the help of Moon who is like milk. Another remedial
measure suggested is that the native should put some sweet
preparation in his mouth and then drink water. According
to the thinking of the author of Lal Kitab Mars is connected
with sweet things like honey etc. Using milk and sweets will
possibly mean that the native with the help of Moon (Milk)
and sweets (Mars), is neutralising the evil effects of Sun in
the 7th.
(3) If the Sun be afflicted in the 10th he will be causing
sufferings to the native in the matters relating to his
significations, the remedial measure suggested is to throw a
copper paisa to be swept away in running water (of a river,
canal, sea etc.). The principle behind this measure seems to
be to give in charity something connected with the Sun.
Copper is one of the things connected with the Sun. 'Get
copper paisa swept away in running water' would mean that
some power is carrying away like running water, the miseries
of the native far away from him.

Moon
(1) It is well known that the metal connected with Moon
is silver. When Moon placed in any house in a horoscope is
causing trouble or the native suffers in respect of matters
connected with Moon such as illness of mother, mental worry
or mental debility, affection in the lungs or some lung
diseases, or lack of money, the remedial measure suggested
to ward off such troubles is to get silver sewpt away in a river.
Another measure suggested is to keep water or milk in a
vessel near the head of the bed at night and to pour it in the
morning on a Kikartree. The inference from these measures
seems to be to give in charity, things like silver, water or milk
connected with Moon.

(2) If Moon being afflicted in the Ascendant, is causing


evil effects, the remedial measure suggested in Lal Kitab is
that the native should stop selling milk. Another measure
suggested is that the native should keep with him things like
natural water, rice, silver etc., i.e. things connected with
Moon.

(3) It appears that author of Lal Kitab keeps in view the


natural signs of the 3rd and other houses of the horoscope.
For example, if Moon being afflicted in the 3rd house is
causing trouble to the native, the remedial measure suggested
is to give in charity green coloured cloth to an unmarried girl.
The measure seems to be based on the fact that the 3rd sign
(Gemini) is owned by Mercury whose colour is green.
(4) If Moon be afflicted in the 4th house, the remedial
measure suggested is not to take milk at night. In such a
situation milk should be given free to others.
(5) If Moon is afflicted in the 8th house the remedial
measure suggested is to obtain water from a well within the
precincts of a cremation ground and keep it in the house. This
measure is believed to ward off the evil consequences of the
afflicted Moon in the 8th house.
(6) If Moon being afflicted in the 10th house, is putting
the native in distress and giving him set backs, the native
should never take milk at night. Otherwise the evil effects
will be escalated. This measure seems to be based on the
principle that giving up or giving in charity, the things
connected with the afflicted planet, will prove useful. To use
them will prove harmful.

(7) If Moon is evil in any way in 11th house, the remedial


measure suggested to offer milk in Bhairauji's temple. Here
Moon will be in the Saturn's sign aquarius and Moon being
an enemy of Saturn, it will not be a happy position of Moon.
Offering milk is suggested to propitiate Moon and Bhairauji's
temple has been suggested on account of Saturn's affinity to
this deity.

Mars
The most ordinary way to propitiate an evil Mars and to
ward off troubles caused by him is to give in charity sweet
chapatis prepared in a tandoor. Mars is also propitiated if
sweetened white til preparations (rewri,es- a $1) or Batasha
(this is made from sugar) are thrown to be swept away in a
river or where there is running water. The other things to be
given in charity to ward off evils caused by Mars are Masoor
Dal and deer's skin. The deity of Mars is Lord Hanuman who
should be devotedly worshipped and the Prasadam of
PROPITIATION OF PLANETS 113

Hanuman, ji should be eaten.

Mercury
If Mercury proves evil to any person, in order to protect
himself from the harm done by Mercury's affliction, he should
bum cowries (c1 4l) and the ashes should be thrown in a river
on the same day. (The canals etc. originating from a river
should be treated as a river for this purpose). Another
remedial measure is to throw a copper paisa with hole in it
in the river. The thing to be given in charity is unsplit Moong.
To strengthen Mercury, emerald should be worn. According
to Lal Kifab, the deity of Mercury is Goddess Durga. Therefore,
Goddess Durga should be devotedly worshipped and the
related prayer book should be regularly read. For those for
whom Mercury is evil, getting their nose pierced will prove
useful. Cleaning of teeth by alum (fbecn~l) and worshipping
unmarried girls also ward off the troubles caused by an evil
Mercury. If the native suffers from any disease on account
of the malevolence of Mercury, he should give unsweetened
pumpkin (which is used by sweetmeat makers) in charity.
Donations may also be made to religious institutions.
Mercury is also propitiated by giving goats in charity.

Jupiter
If Jupiter is malevolent in any nativity, his evil effects could
be neutralised if each blood relation of the family of the native
gives a paisa as offering in a temple. Jupiter is also propitiated
by looking after, watering and worshipping a peeps[ tree. The
things related to Jupiter which are to be given in charity, to
propitiate him are saffron ( t i t ) turmeric i (ecdl), dais, gram
and gold. Though the deity connected with Jupiter is
Brahma, but if on account of inauspicious position of Jupiter
in the horoscope, the native is deprived of a son, he should
devotedly worship Hari ().

Venus
If Venus is evil in a birth chart, his evil effects ' will be
neutralised if the native gives a part of his meal to the cows.
He should also give in charity a cow and cattle feed. The other
things connected with Venus which could be given in charity
are ghee, curd, camphor and white pearl. It will also prove
useful if the native makes donations or himself takes up the
maintenance of the poor section of. the public especially
women. The deity of Venus, Goddess Lakshami should be
devotedly worshipped.

Saturn
If Saturn is evil in any nativity, it will do good to the native if
he throws small balls made of wheat flour to the fish to eat. It
also proves beneficial if a part of one's meal is given to the
crows. The things connected with Saturn to be given in
charity are black unsplit Urd, iron, oil, leather, stones and
things made of on like oven (Angithi), Chimta, mustard oil,
wine and spirit. The deity of Saturn is Lord Shim who should
be devotedly worshipped.

Rahu
To neutralise the malevolent effects of an evil Rahu, in a
birth-chartcoconut should be thrown to be swept away in a
river. Another remedy is to wash barley with milk and throw it
in running water (of a river or canal). If any person suffers
from Tuberculosis on account of the evil effects of Rahu, he
should wash barley with cow's urine and keep it in a closed
tin or box and at the same time he should clean his teeth with
cow's urine. Giving in charity of radish also protects from the
evil effects of Rahu. Throwing of coal in a river has also been
found useful. The things connected with Rahu to be given in
charity are mustard and blue sapphire. These t h s should
be given in charity to a sweeper (Bhangi). If Rahu proves evil
in the 8th house, throwing of a counterfeit coin in the river,
propitiates Rahu.

Ketu
It will prove beneficial to feed dogs if Ketu is evil in any birth
chart. Amongst things to be given in charity to propitiate
Ketu, the author of Lal Kitab includes sesamum seeds (tin)
also. If the son of the native is not obedient and misbehaves
towards him, the native should donate a blanket to a temple.
If there is any trouble in the legs or in urination, the native
should wear a white thread of pure silk and a silver ring with
pearl set in it. The deity of Ketu is Lord Ganesha. who should
be devotedly worshipped.

Other inauspicious events and their remedies


According to the author of Lal Kitab, Ketu is a significator of
both dog and son. Therefore, ff the native's son is in trouble he
should feed a dog. The author of this book is of the view that
it will be good for the native to have good relations with
relatives connected with the 12th house. If that relative is
dead, any of his things like clothes, ring etc. should be worn.
For example, if Jupiter is in 12th, the native will pass his
nights comfortably as long as his father and grandfather are
alive. After their death, the native will pass comfortable nights
if things connected with Jupiter such as dal, gram gold ctc.
are kept by him near his body. Another example given is of
Moon in 11th house. If Moon is so posited, the author of La.1
Kitab is of the view that ff the natives' wife gets labour pains,
the mother of the native should go away from the house and
should not see the child for 43 days..The principle behind this
advice seems to be that a malefic Moon who is significator of
mother, is in the 11th. She (Moon) will cast her glance on the
5th, thereby harming the child to be delivered. It will,
therefore, be advantageous if the mother (signified by Moon)
is removed from the site for the safety of the child. Similarly
the view of the author of Lal Kitab is that ff Mars is evil in 9th
house the native should look after and maintain his brother's
wife to ward off the malevolent effects of such Mars. (9th
house being 7th to 3rd represents brother's wife). If Mars is in
the 2nd, he will aspect the 5th and may make the native
childless. But according to the author of Lal Kitab, this will
not happen if the native looks after and maintains all the
members of his family.

Again the author of this book says that if Saturn is in the


5th and the native takes up construction of house, his children
will get into trouble. The remedy suggested for this is to keep
things connected with the enemies of Saturn to the west of
the ancestral house of the native. The enemies of Saturn are
Sun, Moon and Mars. So the things connected with these
planets should be kept or placed as advised by the author.
It is also the view of the author of Lal Kitab that every planet
promotes the matters connected with. the house 7th to him
initially. For example, if Saturn is in the 10th, the matters of
the 4th house like construction of a house will be promoted
initially but as soon as the house is constructed, Saturn wi11
stop his favours.

Inauspicious combinations and their remedies


(1) If, in any birth chart, Sun be conjoined with Jupiter,
and the native suffers from financial difficulties, he should
eat and wear things connected with Jupiter. Saffron should
be taken orally and gold ornaments may be worn by him to
neutralise the evil effects.
(2) If Sun and Saturn be together in a chart and the
native's wife suffers from ill health, he should give in charity
cattle feed equal to the weight of his wife.
(3) If Sun and Saturn be together and on account of
greater strength of Sun, Saturn gets afflicted and things
connected with Saturn are getting harmed, the Sun may be
propitiated by giving charity things connected with Sun. If,
however, Saturn be stronger and victim to Sun resulting in
loss of gold, honour, kingdom, eye sight etc., Saturn may be
propitiated by giving in charity things connected with him
(such as on, oil etc).
(4) If Sun be conjoined with Rahu Rahu may be
propitiated by things connected with Ranu (Coal, mustard
etc.) may be thrown in the river. (so that they are swept away)
at the time of solar eclipse.
(5) Again Rahu may be propitiated If he be conjoined with
Moon and things connected with him may be thrown in a river
or running water at the time of lunar eclipse.
(6) If Mars and Mercury (Mercury is the enemy of Mars)
be together and there is a break down of the health of the
younger sister, things connected with Mars like brown sugar,
hoey, Saunf etc., may be put in Surahi (a kind of earthen
pitcher) and buried in an isolated place.
Important:-Unless specifically mentioned in any case, all
the remedial jobs should be undertaken during day time only,
that is, between sunrise and sunset.
8
Various kinds of Afflictions of
planets and their consequences
What is Destiny (Prarabdh) ?--Compoundable
and non-compoundable sinful deeds-
Information about the nature of Sun, Moon and
other planets and consequential evil effects of
their afflictions-Suitable remedial measures:

Good or bad deeds which we are doing now and will do in


future, have no connection with the birth-chart. We wi11
mostly suffer the consequences of such deeds in our next
birth. According to Shastras, the happenings in our present
life are connected with what we did in our previous birth. It
is for this reason that many a person leading a very sinful
life are happy and very well to do. Such people are reaping
the good results of their good deeds in their previous birth
and will reap the bad results of sinful life now in their next
birth. Confirming thisVarahamihirasays in Brithal Jatak.
~1~~1~1 tl~lfdm~w~d~ gior qI4 q~`c4141q I
tlgIR ~r of H+~fla1f II
This means that according to some, the word (hora) is
simply an abbreviation of ~1 tl q (ahoratra) got by the
cancellation of the first and last letters. Whatever has been
acquired by his person through his Karma-whether good or
bad-done in previous births, the hora now reveals its fruition
or effects (Hora means Jyotish Shastra-the revelation is in
the birth-chart of an individual).
The results or effects are of two kinds-compoundable and
non-compoundable. Bad effects which are compoundable can
be remedied by prayers, charity, recitation of mantras,
wearing of gems etc., but the non-compoundable ones w i l l
never respond to any kind of remedial measures and we will
have to fully bear the results of those Karmas.
', g Yq a ~ spa
This means the results of Karmas of the previous birth
which are non-compoundable-whether good or bad have to
be borne.
The results of compoundable and non-compoundable sinful
deeds manifest themselves in the birth-charts in their own
way. Suppose in a birth-chart the sign '4' i.e. Cancer is
aspected or conjoined by malefics like Mars or Saturn etc. and
the lord of Cancer, the Moon is under similar evil influence.
In this way the house in the chart with Cancer as its sign and
lord of the 4th sign are under the influence of malefics by
aspect or conjunction. Consequently the limb connected with
the fourth sign viz. Cancer, that is lungs, will become
diseased. Thus, if all the 4th sign, Moon, the fourth house
and the lord of the 4th house are afflicted, the disease will be
incurable. But If one, two or three of these are conjoined or
aspected by benefic, there will be a ray of hope that the
diseased limb could be cured by medical treatment and other
measures for propitiating the planets responsible for the evil
effects. The intention to mention this is that it is possible to
know by examining a birth-chart whether a particular
affliction is remediable or not.
The question arises that if we have no freedom to avert the
results of certain Karmas, why should we resort to recitation
of mantras or other remedial measures. This way of thinking is
not correct. Man is free to do whatever he likes. Similarly God
and law, may give him punishment for his criminal actions.
The fact is that man has freedom but it is not absolute. He is
like two cows-one of whom has a rope round her neck of 10
yards length and the other is bound by a rope of 50 yards
length:`fibtf1 a free to graze but the freedom of both is limited
to a distance of 10 yards and 50 yards. Thus one man is free
to some extent while the other man has more freedom than the
former. This is what we see in the world. The meaning of all this
is that a man should not give up his efforts if he is suffering
from ill health or is facing other kinds of set backs in his life.
He should take help of remedial measures for which guidance
is being given in this book but how far
he will succeed and what particular remedial measures he
should adopt, will be indicated by his birth-chart.
There are four sections of a birth-chart viz., planets, signs,
constellations and houses. Amongst the most prominent are
the planets as the analysis of the signs,
consetellations and
houses is done through the planets who own them. For
example the sign Cancer indicates that it is owned by Moon.
The Krittika constellation gives its effects through its lord Sun.
Similarly houses can be examined only with reference to their
lords and significators who are planets. All this leads us to
the conclusion that in analysing a birth-chart, the planets
should receive main consideration. We give, therefore, in the
following paragraphs some important details about planets
whose position in the horoscope may cause good results like
joy, happiness, gain of wealth or evil results like loss of wealth
and health, accidents, set backs In career etc. These would
enable us to adopt appropriate remedial measures in the
event of inauspicious effects.

SUN
Sun: Eyes-Sun being source of light represents eye. The
Moon who receives light of the Sun distributes it further.
Moon, therefore, also represents eye. In the birth-chart the
2nd and 12th houses represent the two eyes. Therefore, the
problem of eye-sight, blindness etc., should be examined with
reference to the 2nd and 12th houses, their lords, Sun and
Moon (See Birth Chart No. 1 in the next chapter)

Sun-Strife and friction-On account of his large size, heat


and light, the Sun becomes intolerable. Therefore, sun creates
friction with the relative represented by the house in which
he is posited, especially when he is assisted by Saturn and
Oahu. For example if Sun is in the 7th house in the sign
Capricorn, he creates friction with the married partner. (See
B.C. No. 2).

Sun: Fire-Sun represents fire. So do Mars and Ketu in a


birth-chart. Similarly the 1st, 5th and 9th houses represent
fire. Therefore, when Sun, Mars and Ketu, the lords of the
signs occupied by them, and lords of the 1st, 5th and 9th,
exert their influence on the body of the native, that is, on the
Ascendant, lord of Ascendant and the lord of the sign
occupied by Sun, by conjunction or aspect, the body somehow
or other gets into contact with fire, and if the influence be
substantial, the death of the native may be through fire or
electricity.

Sun: Bones-If Sun, who already rules over bones in the


body, be afflicted in a birth-chart as lord of the Ascendant,
he would fully represent the bones. In such circumstances,
the native can suffer from fracture after a fall or accident.

Sun: Separatiueness-Like Saturn and Rahu, Sun has, by


himself, a separative quality. If he becomes lord of the sign
occupied by Saturn or Rahu, he becomes more powerful to
perform his quality of separativeness, and causes evil effects
on the part of body which comes under his influence.

Bun: Stomach-If the 5th house, lord of the 5th and the sign
Leo, are afflicted alongwith Sun by maleflcs like Saturn, Mars,
etc., the part of the b y indicated by them stomach gets
into disorder. (See B.C. No. 3).

Sun: Heart When Rahu exerts his influence, he does so


all of a sudden. Therefore, if the 5th, lord of the 5th, sign Leo
and Sun fall under the evil influence of Rahu, the native
suffers from heart attack (See B.C. No. 4).

MOON
Moon: Eyes-The Moon is a s i g c a t o r of the left eye-so is
the 12th house. If Moon becomes lord of the 12th and falls
under evil influence, harm comes to left eye.
Moon: W e adiction-Moon is especially connected with
eating and drinking-~so are the lords of the 2nd and the
Ascendant. When all these planets fall under the evil influence
or Rahu, who is foul and filthy and a drunkard, the native
becomes a liquor-adict or drug-adict (See B.C. No. 5).

Moon: Lunacy-The Moon is a significator of mind


(Manaskaraka). She also rules over emotions. The 4th house
of a birth chart also signifies emotions. Similarly Mercury and
1st and 5th signify brain power and intellect. Therefore, if the
1st, 4th and the 5th, their lords, Moon and Mercury fall under
the malevolent influence of malefics, the native becomes a
lunatic.
Moon: Epilepsy--In epilepsy the mind is suddenly attacked
by a kind of phobia. Phobia is also a kind of emotion.
Therefore, Moon is the significator of this affliction. Epilepsy
is caused by the evil influence of Rahu on Moon. (See B.C. 6).

Moon: Asthma-For this disease both Mercury and Moon


have to be taken into account. Mercury is the significator of
breathing and the Moon of blood. When Mercury, his sign
Gemini and Moon all three are afflicted, particularly by Rahu
and Saturn, this disease is born. (See B.C. 7).
Moon: Lungs-Lungs are the fourth part of Kala purusila.
When the 4th sign viz. Cancer, its lord Moon, the fourth house
and its lord are afIlicted, the native suffers from Tuberculosis,
and other lung diseases.

Moon: Drowning-The Ascendant, its lord, the 8th house


and its lord, and the influences falling on them, indicate the
manner of death. When they have the evil influence of a
watery planet, the native dies by drowning.
Moon: Leprosy-Moon and Mars are the main significators
of this diesease. Moon is karaka for blood and Mars
represents both blood and muscles. Mercury represents skin.
The native suffers from this disease if these three planets are
under the evil influence of Saturn and Rahu (See B.C. 7).

Moon: Renunciation--In renunciation it is inevitable to have


a sense of detachment in the mind. While Moon is mind,
Saturn is significator of renunciation and detachment. If the
4th house, its lord and Moon are under the influence of
Saturn, the native acquires a sense of detachment. And if the
2nd house (family-kutumba and wealth), 4th (domesticity),
and the 12th house are afflicted by planets of separativeness,
viz., Sun, Saturn and Rahu the detatched person becomes
an ascetic (Sanyas$. (See B.C. No. 9).

Moon: Wealth-lf in any birth-chart, the Ascendant is


strong, that is, the Ascendant be aspected by its lord and
benefics and the lord of the Ascendant be also in conjunction
with or aspected by benefics, ...and the house in which Moon
Is posited (Chandra Lagna) be aspected by benefics and its
lord, the native becomes immensely rich.

MARS
Mars: Violent nature-Mars by nature is a fiery and violent
planet. When he becomes lord of the 6th and 11th in a nativity
and also is lord of th sign occupied by Ketu, his violent nature
will become more pronounced. If such a Mars exerts his
influence on mind, that is, the 4th house, its lord and Moon,
the native becomes so violent that he may not hesitate even
to commit a murder.

Mars: In debilitation-diseases of chest-Mars gets


directional strength in the 10th house. Therefore, in 7th to
10th, i.e., 4th house Mars becomes devoid of any directional
strength. If Mars be in his sign of debilition, viz, Cancer, and
be posited in the 4th house without counjunction with or
aspect by benefics, he will do harm to the first and 4th houses
and the native will become pronto diseases of the chest, like
Tuberculosis.

Mars: Murder of the natives-The Ascendant, its lord and the


8th house and its lord indicate the manner of death of the
native. If these houses and their lord fall under the evil
influence of Mars, especially of that Mars who is lord of the
6th and 11th and of the house occupied by Ketu, the native
is likely to be murdered.

Mars: A hurt or wound--Mars laves violence. Any part


which receives his evil influence gets hurt or wounded. Ketu
is similar to Mars in this respect. 'In the birth chart the 6th
house signifies hurt (according to Bhaua.th Bhavam Theory).
Therefore, when Mars, Ketu and the lords of signs occupied
by Mars, of Ketu and the lords of the 6th and 11th, cast their
evil influence on any house and its lord, the part of the body
represented by that house gets hurt or wounded.

Mars: Fire-Mars is a fiery planet like Sun and Ketu. The


body is signified by the Ascendant, its lord and Moon
(Chandra Lagna) and its lord and lords of the signs occupied
by the lord of the Ascendant and Moon sign. Therefore, when
Sun. Mars or Ketu and the lords of the signs occupied by them
cast their evil influence on the houses and planets
:epresenting body, the native gets burnt by some means.
Since the Ascendant like the 8th house indicates the manner
of death, getting burnt may lead to death.
Mars: Hydrocele--Mars is connected with the head as well
as testicles because he is the lord of 8th sign Scorpio. When
the 8th house, its lord, the sign Scorpio and Mars fall under
the evil influence of malefics like Saturn and Rahu, and
watery influence be there (e.g. the 8th house or its lord be
in a watery sign), the native suffers from hydrocele.

MERCURY
Mercury: Short l M e r c u r y is a Kumar (very young).
When Mercury and Moon (significator of infancy) are badly
afflicted, the native is likely to die in infancy even though an
exalted or retrograde Jupiter maybe aspecting the Ascendant.
Mercury: Kidneys--The Mooia trikona sign of Mercury is
Virgo which represents kidneys. When the sign Virgo, 6th
house, its lord and Mercury be afflicted, (particularly when
such a situation arises both from the Ascendant and Chandra
Lagta), the Kidneys get diseased and may have to be removed.

JUPITER
Jupiter: Weak brain power-Although Jupiter is a great
benefic and becomes a stronger benefic when retrograde, if
he, as lord of the Ascendant, falls under five evil influences,
his benefic qualities will be superseded and subdued. Such
a Jupiter will be considered as a weak lord of the Ascendant
and the native will suffer from weak brain power. Such a
person will have retarded growth (See B.C. No. 10).

Jupiter: Flatulence- Jupiter is connected with stomach.


Digestion is very much dependent on him. If Jupiter,
alongwith the lord of the 5th, falls under the evil influence
of Saturn, the native will suffer from flatulence Was trouble).
(See B.C. No. 11).
Jupiter: Childlessness-If in any natively, Mars be in the
2nd and Saturn in 3rd (they will be aspecting the 5th), they
will have enough power to prevent conception or to cause
abortion. But ff along with such disposition, the lords of the
5th and 9th and Jupiter be also afflicted, the native can never
hope to get a child. (See B.C. No. 12).
Jupiter: Marriage of a girl-Jupiter promotes the house
where he is posited. But if he gets afflicted he inflicts harm
to that house with a vengeance even if he be a significator of
that house. (See B.C. No. 13).
Jupiter: Deaf-Jupiter is significator of hearing. When he is
lord of the 3rd or 11th, he fully represents the ears. If
Jupiter be afflicted and 3rd or 11th be also under evil
influence, the native becomes deaf.

Jupiter: Liver trouble-When the 5th, lord of the 5th and


Jupiter be afflicted, the native suffers from liver disorders.

VENUS
Venus: Yogakaraka but weak-Even if a planet be a
yogakarka being lord of a quadrant or trine, if he falls under a
strong malevolent influence, he, instead of giving wealth and
prosperity, makes the native bankrupt.
Venus: Uterine cancer-If Venus be lord of 7th from the
Moon and be in the 7th from the Ascendant and be afflicted
by a number of maleffcs, the native ff a woman suffers from
uterine cancer. The same would be the effect ff the planet is
lord of the 7th from the Ascendant and is In the 7th from
Moon and is badly afflicted.

SATURN
Saturn: Colic pairs--Saturn and Rahu are habitual pain
givers. If the three Lagnas viz, the Lagna, Chandra Lagna and
Surya Lagna (the Ascendant, Moon sign and Sun sign) and
their lords be under the evil influence of Saturn and Rahu,
the native suffers from severe colic pains. There is likelihood
of pain In other parts of the body also (See B.C. No. 14).
Saturn in 8th: Short life-It is generally believed (and it is
so staled in a number of classical texts particularly Bhavarth
Ratnakar) that Saturn in the 8th gives long We. This happens
only if Saturn is in 8th in his own sign, in sign of exaltation
or in a friendly sign. If Saturn be in the 8th in an enemy sign,
especially as being lord of a sign occupied by Mars, the native
will be short lived. (See. B.C. No. 14).
Saturn: Education-The 2nd and 4th houses in a nativity
deal with education. If these houses or their lords get afflicted,
the native takes no interest in getting educated. (See B.C.
No. 15).
Saturn: Chronic diseases-When Saturn and Rahu are
cause of a disease, it tends to become chronic.
RAHU: Leprosy-Rahu is a great malefic and is a foul and
filthy planet. When his evil influence falls on the Ascendant,
Moon sign, Sun sign and the 4th house, the native suffers
from leprosy.
Rahu: Indebtedness=-Like Saturn, Rahu also signifies
scantiness and scarcity. When his evil influence falls on
wealth-giving parts of the birth-chart, the native becomes
indebted. (See B.C. No. 16).
KETU--Like Mars Ketu is a fiery planet. He emits fire in his
aspect. He becomes more fiery if there is influence on him of
fiery planets like Mars and Sun.
Note-This chapter should be read alongwith chapter II.
Remedial Measures

Illustrated through Birth-charts

Birth-chart No. 1
The second house is the
significator of right eye. Sun Lagna
is also signhicator of right Mere. Mars
Sun Moon
eye. Moon is weak, malefic Venus
Jupiter
and harmful because of the
follov~ ing reasons- Sat. Rahu
(a) It is a waning Moon
(within 72 degrees of Ketu
Sun).
(b) She is in 12th to her
own house, the 3rd.
(d) Moon is lord of the sign occupied by Rahu.
(e) She is hemmed in between two malefics Mars and
Rahu.
The second house is also hemmed in between Mars and
Rahu. The lord of 2nd is in 11th in his sign of debilitation and
is also hemmed in between Sun and Saturn. Sun, the
significator of right eye though exalted, is in the 12th from
the Ascendant and is aspected by a powerful Saturn. Further
Saturn is also lord of the sign occupied by Ketu and he carries
with him the malefic influence of Ketu also. In these
circumstances the significations of the right eye are badly
damaged.

Now let us take the left eye. 12th house and Moon are
significators of left eye. We have already discussed the
position of Moon. The 12th house is aspected by Saturn
carrying with him the influence of Ketu. The lord of the 12th
Mars is hemmed in between Sun and malefic Moon. Mars is
associated with Venus, in his own sign, and Jupiter. This
apparently looks good but Jupiter is lord of 8th (where his
Moola trikona sign falls). Mars is also aspected by Ketu and
is in Kendra to Saturn. Thus the signification of the left eye
are also damaged. The result of all these dispositions of the
left eye are also damaged. The result of all these dispositions
was that the native became blind at the age of three. The
association of Mars with two natural benefics in the
Ascendant only prevented his being born blind. It is possible
that if Mars was strengthened before he became blind, he
might have retained some sight. Here the malefic influences
are so predominant that other remedial measures would not
be of much help.

Birth Chart No. 2


Born on 29-11-1943 -
Balance of Rahu Dasha. at
S a t. J up .
birth 3 years one month and
4 days.
V en us
I ,ag na
Ke tu
This is the birth-chart of a
lady who was married at the S un
R a hu
age of 30. Only a few months Mercury
after marriage, the husband
started quarrelling with her Ma rs Moon
and ill treating her although
they got a son. The lady is living separately from her husband
since then and is with her parents. The husband was
repeatedly advised to give up his present attitude and keep
his wife with him; but he refused to do so. The main reason
for the friction between the couple is the presence of Sun in
the 7th in an enemy sign. He has become more malefic to
destroy the married life because he is lord of the sign occupied
by Rahu. The 7th house is also hemmed in between Mars and
Ketu. The lord of 7th is also hemmed in between Rahu and
Mars-their aspects (Rahu aspects the 12th from Saturn and
Mars aspects the 2nd from him). From the Chandra Lagna
the lord of the 7th Mars is aspected by Rahu but Jupiter also
aspects Mars. This is the only ray of hope. The remedial
measures which should be adopted in this case are-

(a) The lady should wear a gold ring with yellow sapphire
in it to strengthen Jupiter.
(b) Saturn and Sun who are responsible for destroying the
conjugal relations should be propitiated by prayers to their
deities, by giving in charity things connected with them and
by reciting regularly their mantras.

Birth Chart No. 3

The native of this chart was


born on 27.1.1919 and he Ketu Jupiter
died on 1.4.1964-Balance of
Mars
Jupiter's Dasa at birth- 7
Venus
years 7 months.
Sun Saturn
The native of this chart was
suffering from ulcer in the
stomach which ultimately Mercury u I.agna
proved to be the cause of his
death. It will be seen that Sun is placed in the 5th in his
enemy's sign. Sun is lord of 8th from the 5th and of the 12th
from the Ascendant. Ketu aspects the Sun and the 5th house.
As Ketu is aspected by Mars and Saturn his aspect carries
the malevolence of Mars and Saturn also. Thus Sun and the
5th house are very badly afflicted. The 5th sign, viz., Leo is
no less afflicted. It is occupied by Saturn and aspected by
Mars. It is also aspected by Venus but Venus is lord of the
sign (house) occupied by Ketu. Therefore, his aspect is also
adverse. The lord of the 5th is Saturn who is posited in the
8th to the 5th in an inimical sign, and is aspected by Mars
and Venus, both carrying evil influence. It wi11 thus be noted
that the 5th house, lord of the 5th, the 5th sign and its lord,
are all under malefice influence. All of them represent the
stomach. Therefore, a serious disease of the stomach was
inevitable and it took the form of an incurable ulcer. The only
slight mitigating factor was of Jupiter's benefic influence on
both sides of 5th (by aspect to the 4th and 6th). If Jupiter had
been strengthened and Saturn propitiated, the suffering and
pains might have become lesser; but in the face of so many
malefic influences complete cure was not possible.

Incidentally the chart does not indicate long life for the
native. The Ascendant, lord of the Ascendant, Sun and Moon,
the lord of 8th house and Ayushkaraka (significator of
longevity) are all afflicted. The Ascendant is aspected by
malefics Mars and Ketu. Lord of the Ascendant Mercury is
hemmed in between Rahu and Sun. Sun's and Saturn's
afflictions we have alredy discussed. Moon is afflicted by Rahu
and Ketu. The 8th house is hemmed in between Rahu (by
aspect to the 7th) and Ketu who is in the 9th. Lord of the 8th
Mars is aspected by Saturn and Conjoined with Venus who
holds the evil influence of Ketu. All these evil influences
indicate suffering, continued illness and short life. But for
Jupiter in Kendra to the Ascendant the native might have died
In his infancy.

Birth Chart No. 4


This birth-chart is of a
native who suffered a heart Mars Rahu
attack (cardiac arrest). Here,
the main mischief maker is Moon Mercury
Ketu who attacks suddenly. Venus
As we have already men-
Jupiter, Sun.
tioned, Rahu and Ketu
possess also the 5th and 9th Lagna
aspects. In this birth-chart Ketu Saturn
Ketu aspects the 5th house
and its lord Mars who is there in his own sign. Ketu also
aspects Sun who is in the 9th in his own sign Leo. Thus, Ketu
aspects the 5th house and its lord and 5th sign Leo and its
lord Sun. Saturn also aspects the 5th house and its lord.
From Chandra Lagna, the 5th house is occupied by Rahu,
and the lord of this house, Mercury, is under the evil
influences of Rahu, Ketu, Saturn, Mars and Sun.(Rahu is in
12th to Mercury and Ketu aspects 2nd to him). Therefore,
the 5th limb of Kato purusha, heart became a victim of not
only Rahu and Ketu; but other malefic influences too. The
aspect of Jupiter on Mercury, the lord of the 5th from
Chandra Lagna, is a very weak mitigating factor because
Jupiter is lord of the sign (house) occupied by Ketu and his
aspect carries with it the poison of Ketu. He is also debilitated.
If the following remedial measures had been taken the heart
attack might have been avoided:-
set with ruby and red coral.
(2) Propitiation of Ketu by worshiping Lord Ganesh and by
offering food to dogs and by reciting mantras connected with
Ketu.
(3) Propitiation of Saturn by giving in charity things
connected with Saturn and by reciting his mantras.
These measures can still prove effective for protection from
future attacks.

Birth Chart No. 5

This is the birth chart of a


drunkard (liquor adict) who Ketu Jupiter
had been drinking for the last
Moon
35 years. This is because lord
Mercury
of the Ascendant Mercury, Venus
lord of the 2nd Venus and Sun
Moon who are significators of Saturn
eating and drinking are
aspected by Rahu. Rahu has Rahu Mars Lagna
given the watery Moon and
Watery Venus the form of
liquor. Rahu himself is in a watery sign. Rahu similarly affects
the Chandra Lagna and its lord Moon. The lord of the 2nd
to Chandra Lagna Sun is afflicted by Saturn. Thus all
significators of eating and drinking are under affliction. The
only ray of light in the darkness is the aspect of Jupiter on
the 2nd from Ascendant. The remedial measures to protect
the native from his adiction are
(a) Strengthening of Jupiter by wearing by the native a
gold ring set with yellow sapphire and eating things like
saffron.
(b) Propitiation of Rahu by offering prayers to Bhairauji,
by reciting mantras connected with Rahu arld by giving in
charity things relating to Rahu.
Next is the birth-chart of a person who suffers from epilepsy.
This disease had been caused by the affliction of Moon who
is a significator of mind (Manaskaraka). Moon is lord of the
4th which also signifies mind, and is aspected not only by
Birth Chart No. 6

Mars and Ketu, but also by Sun


Moonpit Mercury Venus
Saturn who is lord of the sign
er Saturn
occupied by Rahu and carries
in his aspect the evil Ketu
influence of Rahu as well as
his own. The fourth house Rahu Mars
from Moon is also afflicted by
Saturn by his placement
there. The lord of this house
Mercury is also afflicted by
the aspect of Rahu. The
remedial measures necessary to protect the native from this
disease are:-
(a) Strengthening Moon by wearing a silver ring set with
a white pearl by the native.
(b) Propitiating RAhu and Ketu by offering prayers to
Bhairavji and lord Ganesh and by giving in charity things
connected with them.

Birth Chart No. 7

This is the birth-chart of a Venus


Lagna
person who is suffering from Ketu
asthma. The Ascendant is Sun
Gemini and therefore its lord Saturn
Mercury is a significator of
the respiratory organs. Mercury
Mercury is in the 8th to the
Ascendant and is aspected by Jupiter Rahu Mars
Ketu. Ketu contains the evil
influence of Mars also, as he is aspected by the latter.
Mercuary is also aspected by Mars. Mars has the evil
influence of Rahu also, as he is lord of the sign occupied by
Rahu. At the same time Mars being the lord of the 6th and
11th causes disease. The 3rd from Chandra Lagna is aspected
by Rahu. The lord of 3rd Moon is aspected by Mars (who as
said above has the evil influence of Rahu in him). Thus both
Mercury and Moon are under extensive evil influence of Rahu,
making the native a victim of troublesome disease like
asthma. Apart from proper medical treatment, the remedial
measures which would help the native are-
(a) Strengthening Mercury by the native wearing a silver
ring set with emerald.
(b) Propitiation of Rahu by offering prayer to Bhairav , ji,
reciting mantras of Rahu, feeding lepers and giving in charity
things like mustard, coal etc. connected with Rahu. As the
Ascendant is aspected by Jupiter, there is hope for recovery.
We would have recommended strengthening Jupiter by the
native by wearing a yellow sapphire in a gold ring but this gem
cannot be worn along with erperald. The native if not satisfied
with the aelopathic, ayurvedic and other treatments, he can
take help from gem therapy described in detail in Chapter VI.

Birth Chart No. 8

This is the birth-chart of a


very learned gentleman who Jupiter
suffered from leprosy in his Ketu
later age. Moon is posited in Sun
the Lagna in the sign of Mars. Mere.
Therefore, Mars who is lord of
the Lagna is not only a Saturn Venus
significator of blood by
himself but also because he is Mars Rahu
lord of the sign occupied by Mogon
Moon (who is also a significator of blood). Mars has thus
become a full representative of blood. Such Mars is in the 12th
to the Lagna of which he is the lord and is aspected by a strong
Saturn. Thus the Mars so afflicted pollutes the blood. On the
other hand Mercury who is significator of skin is also afflicted
by the aspect of Saturn. These factors were the cause of the
native suffering from leprosy. The trouble came only in the
later stage of life possibly because of the aspect of Jupiter on
Moon. if the native had worn yellow sapphire and red coral in
gold t-ing from the early stages of life and propitiated Saturn,
he might not have been inflicted with this disease.
Leprosy upto a certain stage is curable now and if the medical
advisers of the native give him a hope of curing the disease,
the above remedial measures will definitely help him. He can
also take advantage of gem therapy (See chapter VI).

Birth Chart No. 9


This chart is of Swami
Vivekanand. He was a
Mars Ketu
disciple of Ramakrishna
Paramhans and became an
ascetic In young age. It will be
seen that the fourth house Sun
signifying mind and Moon, Mars
(the significator of mind) are Venus
both under the influence of Lagna Rahu J u p i t e rMoon
Saturn who gives a person a Saturn
sense of detachment from worldly desires. The lord of the 4th
Jupiter is not only hemmed in between Saturn and Rahu, he
is also aspected by Mars who is lord of sign occupied by Rahu.
Jupiter is also lord of the 4th from Chandra Lagna By coming
under the influence of Rahu (through Mars) and Saturn (by
aspect) he created a sense of detachment from worldly desires
In the mind of Swamyi. Under such circumstances a person
becomes a complete ascetic. As Jupiter is lord of 4th from both
the ascendant and the Moon sign, he is a full representative
of the house, land, residence etc. The influence of Saturn and
Rahu, made him leave his house. Similarly the influence of
Saturn and Rahu on the 12th house gave Swamyi freedom
from worldly comforts and luxuries. The 2nd house which is
a significator of family (Kutumba) is aspected by Ketu. This
separated him from his family. The placement of Mercury,
lord of the sign occupied by Saturn and sun in that house
also created similar effect. Venus, lord of the sign occupied
by Ketu, fortified the quantum of separativeness. All these
elements encouraged Swami Vivekanand to become an
ascetic in the real term. The affliction of the lord of Lagan did
not give him a long life but he won aclaim wherever he went
and by his intellectual and spirtiual pursuits his name has
become immortal. The question of remedial measures does
not arise in this case.
Birth Chart No. 10
This is the birth-chart of a
retarded child. His brain Lagna Merc. Moon
power is very weak causing Sun Venus Mars
retardation in his intellectual Saturn
growth. The lord of the Rahu
Ascendant Jupiter is in 8th in
an inimical sign and is Ketu
aspected by Rahu. Jupiter is
also aspected by Saturn (a Jupiter
malefic by himself) who is (R)
lord of the sign occupied by Rahu, thus acquiring the evil
influence of Rahu also. Mercury and Venus also aspect
Jupiter. These two planets are natural benefics but Venus
is a functional malefic being lord of 3rd and 8th. He has also
become malefic by being lord of the sign occupicd by two
malefics-Mars and waning Moon (who is within 72 degrees
of Sun). Mercury has become malefic because of his
association with malefics. Thus Jupiter comes under the
influence of four malefics: Saturn, Venus, Mercury and Rahu
apart from his being in the 8th as lord of the Ascendant in
an inimical sign. Such strong affliction of the lord of the
Ascendant became the cause of retardation of intellectual
growth in the native. The remedial measures to be adopted
in this case are-
(a) Strengthening of Jupiter by the native wearing a ring
of gold with yellow sapphire set in it.
(b) Propitiation of Rahu and Saturn in the manner
described earlier.
Birth Chart No. 11
This is the chart of a person
who suffered from flatulence Mars
Was trouble) for more than
twenty years. It will be seen Lagna Rahu
that the lord of the 5th
Ketu
Mercury and the Karaka for Moon
Sun
the 5th Jupiter are placed
together in the 11th house. Mercury'
Jupiter is lord of the 5th from Jupiter Saturn
Venus
Moon also. Venus is lord of
5th from Surya Lagna. All these planets who are connected
with the stomach are aspected by Saturn (who is powerful on
account of being exalted). Saturn has become more evil as he
is lord of the sign occupied by Sun and Ketu. Saturn signifies
wind. Therefore, his evil influence on the planets connected
with stomach caused gas trouble. Saturn causes diseases
which become chronic. Therefore, the trouble lasted for a very
long time.

Remedial measures are-


(a) Strengthening Jupiter by the native by wearing a ring
of gold set with yellow sapphire. We have selected Jupiter
because he is K a r a of 5th from the Ascendant and lord of
the 5th from Chandra Lagna.
(b) Propitiating Saturn in the manner described earlier,

Birth Chart No. 12

This is the chart of a person


who is childless. His wife did Mars Saturn Sun
not conceive at all. It will be Rahu Mercury
seen that lord of 5th being in Moon
his own sign aspected by Lagna Venus
Santanakaraka, has been of
no avail. The reason for this is
that the 5th house and the
lord of 5th are aspected by Jup.
Mars and Saturn who is Ketu
associated with Rahu (and carries with him his evil influence).
The 9th house and Jupiter are also aspected by Mars, Saturn
and Rahu. Jupiter is further afflicted by association with
Ketu. The lord of the 9th is in the 6th. All these dispositions
have caused childlessness. The evil influences are so strong
that no remedial measures can help the native. Unfortunately
his wife's birth details are not available, so it was not possible
to know whether there was any mitigating factors there for the
adopting of some remedial measures. The native of the above
horoscope also consulted Bhrigu Samhita according to which
he was not likely to get any child neither in this birth nor in
the next. Thus Bhrigu Samhita confirms. our conclusions.
136 REME DIA L MEA SURE S IN A STROL OGY

Birth Chart No. 13


The native of this chart is a
lady who was married at the
Saturn Ketu
age of 36. Apparently with
Jupiter in the 7th it was Jupiter Moon
unthinkable that the
marriage of the native could Lagna
be delayed. A close examina-
tion of the chart shows Sun
following afflictions of 7th Mars Venus Rahu
house and its lord S a t u r n : Merc.
(1) 7th house and Jupiter are aspected by Rahu.
(2) Jupiter is lord of the sign occupied by Sun, Mercury
and Mars all malefics and is, therefore, under their evil
influence.
(3) Lord of the 7th is in the 8th is aspected by Mars and
is hemmed in between Rahu (by aspect on the 7th) and Ketu
in the 9th.
(4) Exchanges between lord of 7th and 8th.
From the Chandra Lagna also lord of the 7th is Saturn and
is aspected by Mars. Jupiter (Kaska for husband in a
female's horoscope) is in the 8th and is aspected by Rahu and
lord of 7th is hemmed in between Rahu and Ketu.
The adverse disposition was the cause of delay in the
marriage. If the lady had worn a yellow sapphire in a gold ring
when she had reached the marriageable age and propitiated
Rahu and Saturn, there was possibility of the marriage being
expedited.

This is the chart ofBirth Chart No. 14


a person
who frequently suffered from
Jupiter Rahu
colic pains. Here Venus is Moon
lord of the Ascendant as well Merc.
as Chandra Lagna. He is Venus
conjoined with Mercury.
Mercury is lord of the signs Saturn
occupied by Rahu and
Saturn. Thus Mercury is Mars Sun
casting influence of Rahu Ketu
and Saturn on the lord of the Ascendant and Chadnra Lagna.
The colic pain is felt in the intestines. The 6th house
(intestines) is aspected by Rahu (who carries with him the evil
influence of Saturn also who aspects Rahu). The lord of the
6th Venus, already stated, is under the malefic influence of
Rahu and Saturn. The aspect of Jupiter on Venus, the 5th
has not proved helpful as he Is also the lord of sign occupied
by Mars and Ketu. Jupiter is also aspected by Mars. Thus he
has become doubly aillicted. The colic pain is in the intestines
because of the affliction of the 6th house and its lord Venus.
The remedial measures which could help in this case are-
(a) Wearing of diamond in a silver ring to strengthen
Venus. lord of the Ascendant and the 6th.
(b) Propitiation of Saturn and Rahu.

Birth Chart No. 15

This is the chart of a boy


who takes no interest in his Rahu
I Moon
studies and is, therefore, not
progressing at all. Education Jup.
is mainly dealt with by the
4th house though the 2nd
house has also some say in Sun
the matter. It will be seen Mere.
Mars Lagna Saturn
that lord of the 4th Saturn is
Ketu
in 12th associated with
Venus
malefics Sun, Mercury and Ketu. Ketu also aspects the 4th
house. Jupiter, the Karaka for education, though well placed,
is aspected by Mars and is hemmed between Ketu (by his
aspect on the 4th) and Rahu in the 6th. The 2nd house fares
no better. The house and its lord Mars are aspected by Rahu
and Saturn. These evil influences have affected the progress
in studies of the boy. His indifference to his studies could also
be attributed to affliction of Moon (mind) by Mars and Saturn
(by aspect). We would recommend the following remedial
measures in this case.

(a) Wearing of a blue sapphire in a steel ring. As blue


sapphire is too costly for a small boy to wear, an amethyst
of dark violet colour will serve the purpose in view. This will
strengthen Saturn, lord of the 4th (education), and 5th
(intelligence).
(b) Propitiation of Rahu, Ketu and Saturn in the manner
already described earlier.

Birth Chart No. 16

This is the chart of a person gna


who was involved in debts in Sat La
the earlier stages of his life. Mars
This is due to the affliction of Moon
Ketu
the 2nd house (the house of Jup.
wealth). The lord of the 2nd is Sun
in the 6th-the house of Rahu Mere .
indebtedness. Further, both
the 2nd house and its lord Venus
Venus are aspected by
Rahu.
Saturn, who is lord of the sign occupied by Rahu, also aspects
both the 2nd house and its hod. In these circumstances to
get indebted was inevitable. The remedial measures to be
taken in such a case are:
(1) Wearing a diamond in a silver ring to strengthen
Venus.
(2) Propitiating of Saturn and Rahu in the manner
described earlier.
10
Consideration of the Twelve
Houses in the context of
Remedial Measures
Karkatwas of Sun and other planets in the
context of remedial measures-Lordship of
various houses by Sun and other planets with
reference to different Ascendants-Auspicious
and inauspicious influences on them-Their
results and remedial measures.

SUN
Sun is Kshatriya. Therefore, the one who receives things
connected with the Sun in charity should be Kshatriya. Sun
is king, kingdom or Government. Therefore, if the native is
harassed by Government officials, prayers can be offered to
Sun and Surya Namaskar maybe performed. Sun is light and
therefore, is a significator of eyesight. If Sun is afflicted in a
nativity causing trouble to eyes, the Sun should be
strengthened. This is done by wearing a ruby in a gold mixed
with copper ring. Sun is significator of heart. If, in any
nativity, there is evil influence of Rahu on Sun or his sign Leo,
there is possibility of a heart attack, particularly when the
5th house and the lord of the 5th be also under the influence
of Rahu. In such a situation the Sun is to be strengthened
and Rahu is to be propitiated.

For the propitiation of planets the basic rule is that the


planet who is the recepient of evil influence should be
strengthened by wearing the gem connected with him and the
planet who is the cause of trouble should be propitiated by
prayers, recitation of appropriate mantras, fasting, giving
things connceted with such planet incharity etc. Suppose in
a birth chart Sun is posited in the 2nd house in an inimical
sign and Mars from the 11th is aspecting him. In such
circumstances Sun will be the afflicted planet and Mars wi11
be the planet responsible for Sun's affliction. The Sun will be
required to be strengthened by the native wearing a ruby in
a gold ring and Mars is to be propitiated in the manner
described already.

Sun is fire. If Sun along with Mars etc., afflicts the


Ascendant or Chandra Lagna, it will be necessary to propitiate
the planets causing afflication and to strengthen the lords of
the Ascendant and Chandra Lagna. For example, Pisces is the
Ascendant and Moon Virgo and Jupiter and Mercury are
together in some sign under the evil influence of Mars and
Ketu or Sun, Mars and Ketu, the native should be advised
to strengthen Jupiter by wearing a yellow sapphire and Sun,
Mars and Ketu should be propitiated.
The Sun causes separativeness and disharmony. When
Sun is posited in an inimical sign in the 7th in any nativity,
he causes disharmony in the married life and separates the
husband and wife, especially when there is malefic influence
of Saturn and Rahu who also possess the quality of
separativeness, on the 7th or lord of the 7th. In such
circumstances Sun should be propitiated by fasting, reciting
of appropriate mantras etc., and the lord of the sign occupied
by Sun, should be strengthened.

Sun is a significator of father. If, as lord of 9th, he is under


the evil influence of Saturn and Rahu, misery is caused to
the father of the native. In such a position, Sun will require
to be strengthened and Saturn and Rahu will have to be
propitiated.
Sun is the significator of bones. When, as lord of the
Ascendant, he is afflicted in 4th house, the native is likely to
suffer from fracture. In such a position the Sun will be required
to be strengthened and the planets causing the affliction will
have to be propitiated.

Sun, if posited in the 5th, causes harm to the conception.


In such circumstances Sun will be required to be propitiated
and the lord of the 5th will have to be strengthened by the
native wearing the appropriate gem.
MOON
Moon is the significator for infancy. In the nativities where
Moon is very weak or is badly afflicted, the native dies in
infancy. In such circumstances, it proves useful if a small
Moon made of silver is put round the neck of the infant in a
white thread. We have also found from experience that the
silver Moon along with a small piece of white pearl and a small
red coral in a white or red thread proves very effective.
Moon is a significator for wealth. When Moon be weak
because of nearness to the Sun (if Moon is within 72 degrees
of Sun) and be conjoined with or aspected by malefics, the
native will be poor. In such circumstances, the native should
wear a white pearl in a silver ring to strengthen the Moon.
By doing so the native gets gains of wealth. The lord of the
sign occupied by Moon also becomes the significator for
wealth. He also needs to be strengthened ffweak. If Moon be
in Scorpio and the Mars (Lord of this sign) be in debilitation
and aspected by Saturn, the native should be advised to wear
a red coral in a silver ring to strengthen both Moon and Mars
and to propitiate Saturn.
Moon is eye-especially the left eye. When as lord of the
12th (also significator of left eye), Moon is afflicted by Saturn
or any other malefics, the left eye suffers. In such a situation
the native should be advised to wear a pearl in a silver ring
to strengthen the Moon and to propitiate the planets
responsible for Moon's aflllcation.
When the Moon, as lord of the 4th, is in the 8th under the
evil influence of Rahu, there is possibility of native suffering
from epilepsy. In such a situation the native should be advised
to wear a white pearl in a silver ring and to propitiate Rahu.
If the disposition of planets in a nativity indicates lunacy
and the cause of lunacy be the affliction of Moon also, the
native should be advised to wear a white pearl in a silver ring
to strengthen the Moon. Moon is also strengthened by
wearing white clothes and eating of white edible things. The
ashes (bhasmas) of pearl are also useful in such cases but
they should be taken under the supervision of an Ayuruedic
physician. Gem therapy (Chapter VI) could also be taken
advantage of in such cases.
If, as lord of 4th, Moon falls under the evil influence of
malefics or the lord of 4th and Moon be so afflicted, it would
be advantageous to strenghen the Moon. Accordingly the use
of pearl, silver, milk etc., will prove beneficial. The planets who
are the cause of of action should never be strengthened but
propitiated in the manner already described. Such remedial
measures make the mother of the native free from troubles.

When Moon, as lard of the 5th, be weak on account of


nearness to Sun and falls under the evil influence of Mars
and Ketu, the Moon should be strengthened and Mars and
Ketu should be propitiated. The Moon should be strengthened
by the native wearing a pearl in a silver ring and prayers may
be offered to Mars and Ketu, their mantras be recited and a
fast may be observed on Tuesdays. This remedial measure
will prevent the death of children in infancy.

If Moon being the lord of the 5th falls under the evil
influence of Rahu and Saturn and 5th house also under such
evil influence, the native wi11 suffer from loss of memory. In
such a case Moon will be required to be strengthened by the
native wearing a pearl in a silver ring. Saturn and Rahu
should be propitiated.

When Moon as lord of the Ascendant be in the 6th in the


sign Sagittarius. be weak on account of being within 72
degrees of the Sun and be also associated with a malefic, the
native will have short life (Aipa Ayu). In such a situation in
order to help in prolongation of life, the native should be
advised to wear a pearl in a silver ring to strengthen Moon
(the lord of Ascendant) and the planet who afflicts Moon
should be propitiated by him.

If Moon as the lord of the 8th be weak on account of


nearness to Sun and be conjoined with or aspected by a
malefic, she would require to be strengthened. The Normal
principle that the lord of 8th should not be stregthened
should not be applied here as Sun and Moon are not
considered evil if they are lords of the 8th house, i.e.
Asthamesha Dosha does not apply to them. If Moon
remains weak the native will be in financial trouble and
short lived. The native should be advised to use pearl,
silver, white
clothes, milk products and other white things to su engthen
the Moon. The planet or planets causing affliction should be
propitiated.

MARS
With Aries as the Ascendant, its Lord Mars is fully
representative of the longevity of the native as he is lord of
the Ascendant and the 8th house. Such Mars, if falls under
the evil influence of Saturn and Rahu, he becomes cause of
short life. It is, therefore, necessary to strengthen Mars to
prolong the life of the native by advising the native to wear a
red coral in gold or copper ring and to propitiate the planet
afflicting Mars in the prescribed manner.
if Scorpio be the ascendant, Mars will be fully representative
of blood. If such Mars be afflicted by conjuction or aspect by
Saturn, Rahu etc, the native will suffer from the ill effects of
pollution of blood. For purifying the blood, the native should
strengthen Mars by wearing coral in a silver ring so that the
Moon, another representative of blood, and Mars get their
normal strength. Saturn and Rahu should be propitiated.
If Mars as lord of Ascendant, or otherwise, be posited in the
6th, 8th or 12th and be under the influence of malefics
without a benefic influence, the native suffers from marasmus
( ~r zT+r ). In this situation Mars should be strengthened by
the native wearing a red coral in a silver ring. The malefics
afflicting Mars should be propitiated.
If Mars be connected with the Ascendant, its lord, the 4th,
its lord and Moon by conjuction or aspect, the native will
become inclined towards violence and can commit even a
murder. Such Mars should not be strengthened but
propitiated.
If Mars as lord of Ascendant be posited in the 4th in his
sign of debiliation (Cancer), he can cause diseases of the
chest. The native should be advised to wear red coral in a
silver ring to strengthen Mars and Moon so that there may
be no loss of longevity, health and wealth.

If Mars and Ketu by conjuction or aspect afflict the 5th, its


lord and Jupiter, the children of the native die in infancy or
the native remains childless. If the lord of the 5th is strong,
the children are born but do not survive. In such
circumstanes the lord of the 5th should be strengthened by
the native wearing the appropriate gem and Mars and Ketu
should be propitiated in the manner already described
earlier.
The 7th house in the man's horoscope represents his wife
and in the female's horoscope her husband. The karaka
(signilicator) or 7th house in a man's horoscope is Venus
and in the female's horoscope the karaka is Jupiter. When
the 7th house, its lord and Venus are afflicted in a man's
horoscope, the wife of the native is likely to die. If, in a female's
horoscope, the 7th house, its lord and Jupiter are afflicted,
she loses her husband. As Mars is a known killer, our
ancients have, therefore, described as evil, every disposition
of Mars in which he is likely to kill the partner of the native.
Thus if Mars is in Ascendant 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th or 12th (in
a man's or female's horoscope), Manglik Yoga is formed, and
the native is called Manglik or Mangii. If Mars be in the
Ascendant, 4th or 12th, he will be throwing his killer aspect
on the 7th. If he is in the 7th his presence will have the same
effect. If he is in 2nd or 8th (from 8th he wi11 aspect 2nd), he
will be causing harm to the longevity of the partner as 2nd is
8th to 7th. It may, however, be noted that Mars will not,
always from such positions, be able to kill the partner,
because it is possible that the lord of the 7th and Venus in a
man's horocope and lord of the 7th and Jupiter in female
horoscope be very well placed and strong neutralising the evil
effect of Mars. The following Ascendants are exempt from
Manglik Dos ha:-

(1) Aries and Scorpio Ascendants where Mars is lord of


the Ascendant. Lords of Ascendant never harm any house
by aspect or conjuction.
(2) Cancer and Leo Ascendants, where Mars is a
Yogakaraka planet. For these Ascendants Mars is treated as
a very auspicious planet.
(3) Taurus and Libra Ascendant where Mars himself is
the lord of the 7th house.
It is also believed that Mars is also not able to do any
harm
when he is posited in the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th and 12th if
he falls under the evil influence of Saturn and Rahu as he is
rendered very weak by such affliction.

When the 7th house is afflicted by Mars and the lord of the
7th and its karaka (Venus for males and Jupiter for females)
also fall under his evil influence, the propitiation of Mars is
very necessary by offering prayers to him and his deity,
reciting appropriate mantras in the prescribed manner,
fasting on Tuesdays and giving in charity things connected
with Mars. In such cases Mars should never be strengthened
and natives of such nativities should never wear a red coral.
On the other hand the lord of the 7th and Karaka should he
strengthened. The native should wear a ring of the appropriate
gem for this purpose. The ring should be of gold or silver, will
depend on the disposition of Sun. If the Sun afflicts the 7th,
its lord or its karaka, the gold ring will not be suitable because
gold will strengthen the Sun also. The silver ring will be quite
appropriate. If, However, the strengthening of Sun does not in
any way harm the 7th, its lord and karaka, there will be no
harm in wearing a gold ring if that is prescribed for a
particular gem.

If Mars and Ketu and the lord of the sign occupied by them
cast their evil influence on the 8th or the lord of the 8th, the
native is likely to the in an accident. In this context, it should
also be kept in mind that the lords of the 6th and 11th also
cause hurt. Their influence on the 8th, and its lord, causes
fatal accidents. When the evil influence of Mars and Ketu falls
on the Ascendant, lord of Ascendant, 8th, and lord of the 8th,
and there is no benefic influence on them, the death will
definitely be caused in an accident. In such a case no remedial
measures can prove helpful. If evil influence is by only one or
two, the native can be protected by propitiation of Mars.
However, red coral should never be worn in such situations.

Mars is a significator of younger brothers. When he is lord


of the 3rd, he represents younger brother in a more specific
form. Therefore, for the Pisces and Leo Ascendants, Mars the
lord of 9th represents the wife of the younger brother of the
native. If such Mars is strong, gets connected with brother of
the native. If such Mars is strong, gets connected with
Jupiter or Sun, the lord of these Ascendants (Pisces and Leo),
the native gains financially through his brother-in-laws or by
their assistance. The stronger the Mars, the more will be the
financial gains. In such cases red coral should be worn to
strengthen Mars.
If, as lord of the 8th, Mars gets afflicted by Rahu and Saturn
by conjuction or aspect and the 8th house be also afflicted,
the native is likely to suffer from piles. Normally it is not
considered advisable to strengthen the lord of the 8th but in
the present case Mars would be the lord of the 8th he will be
also lord of the Ascendant as the Ascendant would be Aries.
Therefore, Mars can be strengthened by the native wearing
a red coral in gold or copper ring. The fasting on Tuesdays
wi11 also help. Saturn and Rahu should be propitiated in the
manner already described.

Mars gives mixed results in the 10th. If Mars, in adequate


strength, is posited in 10th, the houses owned by him wi11
become strong and the matter related to them will be
promoted. But Mars in the 10th will always aspect the
Ascendant which will harm the longevity of the native (except
when the Ascendant is in the sign of Mars). Therefore, Mars
should not be strengthened (except in case of Aries and
Scorpio Ascendants when Mars will be lord of the Ascendant
and only his propitiation should be performed.
If the Ascendant be Cancer, Sun and Mars be posited in it
and Moon be in the 6th and Saturn in 4th, the native is
dishonoured and insulted because the Ascendant (Self), its
lord, the 10th (honour and respect) and its lord are all afflicted
by Saturn by his aspects on all of them. In such a situation
Saturn should never be strengthened but he should be
propitiated by fasting on Saturdays, prayers, reciting of
appropriate mantras in the prescribed manner and by giving
in charity things connected with Saturn. The planets which
will require strengthening are Mars, lord of the 10th, and
Moon lord of the Ascendant. This should be done by the native
wearing a ring of gold with red coral and pearl set in it.

If the lord of the Ascendant and the lord of 11th or the lord
of the 11th and the lord of the 9th are posited together in a
nativity and they are aspected by Saturn, Rahu etc., these
wealth giving combinations will be nullified on account of the
evil influence of malefics. In such a situation the correct thing
to do will be to strengthen the planets froming the
combinations by the native wearing the gems connected with
such planets, and to propitiate the malefic planets afflicting
them.
Note : We find it necessary to point out at this stage that
red coral for strengthening Mars when necessary, should
normally be worn in a ring of gold mixed with copper, or of
only gold or copper. It should be worn in a silver ring only in
the following circumstances :
(a) If in any nativity Sun afflicts Mars, the gold or copper
ring with red coral will also strengthen the Sun. Therefore,
red coral should be worn in a silver ring.
(b) In a nativity where it is necessary to strengthen both
Moon and Mars silver will strengthen Moon and red coral will
strengthen Mars.

MERCURY
Mercury is a significator of brain and its power. If Mercury
is lord of the Ascendant, he becomes a full represntative of
the brain. Therefore, his affliction causes many kinds of brain
troubles. If Mercury, as lord of the Ascendant, falls under the
evil influence of Mars and Ketu, there is possibility of serious
head injuries. In such a situation, Mercury should be
strengthened from childhood of the native and Mars and Ketu
should be propitiated. If Mercury in the Ascendant in his own
sign falls under the evil influence of Saturn and Rahu, the
native suffers from headache etc., form his very childhood. If
at the same time Moon and lord of the 4th be weak, the
native may suffer from lunacy or retardation. In such a
situation Mercury should be strengthened by the native
wearing a silver ring set with emerald and Saturn and Rahu
should be propitiated.

If as lord of the 4th, Mercury falls under the evil influence


of Saturn and Rahu and the 4th house is also under similar
influence, the native becomes very backward in education.
In such a case the native should wear an emerald to propitiate
Saturn and Rahu.
If Mercury as lord of the 2nd and the 2nd house fall under
the separative influence of Sun, Saturn or Rahu, the native
gets into the habit of running away from his family house. In
such a situation, the native should wear an emerald and the
malefic causing the trouble should be propitiated.
If Mercury, as lord of the 2nd, is with Venus; and Mars and
Ketu afflict them and the 2nd house, the native's wife is likely
to die. In such a case if the lord of the 7th is strong, the native
may be able to avert the tragedy ff he wears together or
separately emerald and diamond in a silver ring. Similarly if
in a female's birth chart Mercury as lord of 2nd be with
Jupiter; and Mars and Ketu affict them and the 2nd house,
the native may become a widow. However, it may be possible
to avert the tragedy by the native wearing a yellow sapphire
in a gold ring. In both the cases mentioned above Mars and
Ketu will have to be propitiated in the prescribed manner.

If the 4th house be in the sign Virgo, its lord Mercury, lord
of 9th Saturn and, Sun be under the evil influence of Mars
and Ketu or Mars and Rahu (by aspect or conjunction), the
native's father may have permature death. The reason is that
4th house being 8th to 9th is the house of longevity for father
and the lord of 9th and Sun will represent father. In such a
situation the native should be advised to wear together or
separately both blue sapphire and emerald in a silver ring and
to propitiate the concened malefic planets in the prescribed
manner.

If Mercury as lord of the 5th be in the 9th and Rahu be in


the 5th or the Ascendant, in the major period of Rahu and
sub period of Mercury or in the major period and sub-period
of Rahu, the native may suffer from fits of unconsciousness
because Mercury as lord of the 5th will be a significator of
consciousness. In such a case Mercury should be
strengthened by the native wearing an emerald in a silver ring.
Rahu should be propitiated in the prescribed manner.

If the Ascendant be Taurus or Aquarius, and the lord of the


5th Mercury and lord of the 9th (Saturn or Venus) be afflicted,
the only expectation of getting a son will be from Jupiter (who
will be lord of 11th for both the Ascendants). If Jupiter be
retrograde and aspects the 5th and 9th (this will be from his
position in the Ascendant), the native will be blessed with
more than one son. But if Jupiter be weak or afflicted in any
way, it will not be possible for the native to get a son. In other
words if the lord of 5th or 9th be strong as a male planet or
only Jupiter in the same role be retrograde, the naitve will
definitely get a son. The remedial measures will depend on
the situation as it may be. If the lord of 5th, be a male planet,
he should be strengthened by the native wearing the gem
connected with him. If the lord of 9th is a male planet, the
gem connected with him should be worn. If Jupiter be in the
role of male planet, his gem yellow sapphire should be worn.
Jupiter is a natural male planet but in certain Ascendants or
in certain situations he acts as a female planet in a birth
chart. If he acts as a female planet, he will give only a daughei
and no son. For example, Jupiter acts as a female planet for
Virgo ascendant because of his lordship of houses the
signifcators of which are feamles (4th mother, 7th wife) and
Venus be in the 4th or 7th, Jupiter completely acts as a female
planet. Suppose, Venus be in Sagittarius in the 4th, Moon be
in Pisces in the 7th and Jupiter be in the 11th in Cancer
aspecting the 5th, Jupiter then, though exalted, will be in the
sign of a female planet and will, therefore, give only daugthers
and no sons.

If Mercury be in his own sign in 6th but be under the evil


influence of Sun, Saturn and Rahu or the lords of signs
occupied by them, the native. is likely to suffer from diseases of
intestines or Hernia. If the malefics be very strong, he can even
suffer from cancer of the intestines. In such a situation the
native should be advised to wear an emerald to strengthen
Mercury and to propitiate Sun, Saturn and Rahu in the
prescribed manner. If Taurus be the Ascendant and Venus be
in 4th in Leo hemmed in between Sun and Saturn etc., and
Mercury be al ,o afflicted, the native is very likely to suffer from
intestinal cancer. In such circumstances the native shoud be
advised to wear both emerald and diamond in silver rings and
to propitiate all the malefic planets responsible for the
affliction of Venus and Mercury.

If the lord of the 7th and Venus in any birth chart, be under
the evil influence of Saturn, Rahu or Mercury (all sexless
planets) or the lords of signs occupied by them and there be
no other influence on him, the native becomes a eunuch
(sexless). There is no remedy for it.

For natives of Scorpio Ascendant if lord of the 8th, Mercury,


be afflicted, the native wll1 not have a long life. In such a
situation instead of strengthening Mercury (as lords of 6th,
8th and 12th cause miseries if they are strong) we should
advise the native to wear red coral in silver ring to strengthen
Mars the lord of the Ascedant and also to propitiate Mercury
and the malefics afflicting him.

If Mercury as lord of the 9th and the 9th house be afflicted,


the life of the relative of the native concerned with the 9th
house is shortened. If alongwith Mercury and 9th house, Sun
be also afflicted, the father of the native will be the sufferer.
In such a situation the native should be advised to wear
emerald in a gold ring and to propitiate the planets afflicting
Mercury, the 9th house and Sun.

If Mercury, as lord of 9th be in the Ascendant, the native


becomes religiously inclined. This attitude will become more
pronounced if the lord of the Ascendant also be there (Libra
and Capricorn Ascendantsr-lords Venus and Saturn). If the
natives of such birth charts want to gain more spiritual power,
they should wear emerald in a silver ring.

If Gemini or Vigro be the Ascendants and, Jupiter be in 10th


and Mercury in the 2nd, the native will be religiously inclined,
charitable and a social worker. If the native of such a chart is
desirous of expanding his activities and earning name, fame
and honours, he should wear an emerald in a silver ring. By
doing so he will become very wealthy also.

If Mercury, as lord of the 11th, be under evil influence of


Mars, the mother of the native is likely to get premature death,
even if Moon and lord of the 4th be strong. In such a situation
for the safety of his mother the native should wear emerald
in a silver ring and propitiate Mars.

If Mercury, as lord of 11th, be with Venus and falls under


the evil influence of malefics like Mars etc., the native's
daughter-in-law will have short life. This situation can be
remedied by the native wearing emerald and diamond in
silver rings and by propitiating the concerned malefics.
Similarly if Mercury as lord of 11th be conjoined with Jupiter
and be afflicted by Mars and Ketu the native's son-in-law is
likely to have short life. For this yellow sapphire should be
worn in a gold ring by the native. It would also be advisable in
these circumstances, to have birth charts of the daughter-in-
law and son-in-law examined and they may be advised to
take appropriate remedial measures.
If Mercury, as lord of 12th (Cancer and Libra Ascendants),
be with Jupiter or lord of the 5th and they be under the
malefic influence of Mars etc., the son of the native will have
short life. In such circumstances the native should wear the
gem of the lord of the 5th and the planets responsible for
affliction should be propitiated. In this case also the son .
should be advised to take suitable remedial measures, if
necessary, on the basis of his horoscope.
JUPITER
If the Ascendant be Pisces and lord of the Ascendant Jupiter
be in 8th and be under the malefic influence of two or three
planets, the native will be an idiot. Jupiter is a planet
signifying knowledge, learning, intelligence etc. If such Jupiter
be in the 8th in an inimical sign and be also afflicted, it is
quite natural for the native to be an idiot. As a matter of fact
no remedial measure can help in such a case but there is no
harm to make an effort, viz, to make the native wear a yellow
sapphire in a gold ring and propitiation may be done of the
planets responsible for Jupiter's affliction. If the native cannot
do it himself, his parents or other near relatives can do it for
him.
It is a gift of God IfJupiter as the lord of the 2nd be strong
because in such a situation he will also be lord of the 5th
(Scorpio Ascendant) or the 11th (Aquarius Ascendant)- two
wealth giving houses-Such Jupiter should always be
strengthened by the native wearing a yellow sapphire in a gold
ring. If a strong Jupiter as lord of 2nd be so situated in a birth
chart that his aspect falls on the Ascendant, 5th or l 1th, the
native gets substantial financial gains.
If Jupiter as lord of the 2nd, be weak and be conjoined with
Mercury, and be afflicted by Saturn, Rahu etc., the native gets
very little education and is not eloquent in speech. He also
has little wealth. In such circumstances, Jupiter should be
strengthened by the native wearing a yellow sapphire. If
Jupiter as lord of 2nd and 5th be afflicted by strong malefics,
the native's son will suffer from loss of wealth. If Jupiter as
lord of the 11th be under heavy malefic influence, loss of
wealth be through the elder brother. In these circumstances
Jupiter wi11 require to be strengthened.
If as lord of the 4th Jupiter be weak and afflicted, life of the
native will be full of miseries. The remedy is to strengthen
Jupiter and propitiate the malefic planets afflicting him.
If Jupiter as lord of the 5th be weak and afflicted and the
lord of 9th be similarly disposed, the native will not get a son.
No remedy can help in this case.
If as lord of the 5th Jupiter be very strong and aspects the
Ascendant and its lord or be conjoined with them, the native
gets farsightedness and good intutive power. In the horoscopes
of astrologers ifJupiter be the lord of the 5th (Leo and Scorpio
Ascendants), they should wear yellow sapphire to strengthen
their Jupiter. Then their predictions will prove correct.
If as lord of the 6th Jupiter is connected with the 2nd house,
there will be no accumulation of wealth and the financial
position of the native will be shaky. In such a situation, the
lord of the 2nd should be strengthened by the native wearing
the appropriate gem and he should propitiate Jupiter.
If in a female's horoscope the Ascendant be Gemini or
Virgo (then the 7th house will be owned by Jupiter) and ff
such Jupiter be weak and afflicted, the native will suffer
from a miserable married life. The natives of such horoscope
should always wear yellow sapphire in a gold ring.

If Jupiter in his sign of exaltation (Taurus Ascendant) be in


the third and be afflicted, the native's longevity will be
adversely affected as 3rd house is 8th to 8th. In such a case it
will not be advisable for the native to strengthen Jupiter.
Instead he should strengthen Venus the lord of the Ascendant
by wearing a diamond in a silver ring. In our view the strength
of the lord of the Ascendant is more important for longevity
than the strength of the 8th or 3rd.
If Jupiter as lord of 9th be weak and afflicted the
consequences will be-
(a) The native will suffer losses through government
officials and government.
(b) The husband of the younger sister will have short life.
(c) If Jupiter and the Sun be together, and be afflicted,
the longevity of the father is adversely affected.
In such a situation, yellow sapphire should be worn by the
native in a gold ring to strengthen Jupiter.
If Jupiter, as lord of the 10th, be weak and afflicted, the
native will have setbacks in his profession, loss of wealth and
disgrace and dishonour. The 10th being 2nd to 9th the
native's father will have financial losses. To strengthen such
Jupiter, the native should wear a yellow sapphire in a gold
ring and propitiate the malefics afflicting Jupiter.
If Jupiter, as lord of 11th, be weak and afflicted, the native
will incur financial losses and his relations with his elder
brother will be adversely affected. Here again, Jupiter will
require to be strengthened by the native wearing a yellow
sapphire and the malefics afflicting Jupiter will have to be
propitiated.
If, as lord of the 12th, Jupiter is weak and afflicted by
Saturn and Rahu, the native is likely to suffer from insomnia.
Here we should not strengthen Jupiter because a strong lord
of the 12th is likely to cause other complications for the
native. Therefore, only propitiation should be done for Jupiter
as well as for Saturn and Rahu.

Venus
In a man's horoscope Venus is significator for his wife. If
Venus be afflicted alongwith the 7th and its lord, the native
is likely to remain unmarried. If there is benefic influence on
them alongwith evil influence of Sun, Saturn or Rahu, he may
get married but the marriage is likely to end in separation or
divorce.

For the Libra Ascendant, Venus is lord of the Ascendant


and the 8th. He, therefore, fully represents the longevity of
the native. If Venus be afflicted by malefics and there be no
benefic influence, the longevity of the native will be adversely
affected. In such a situation Venus should be strengthened
by the native wearing a diamond in a silver ring. The malefics
afflicting Venus should be propitiated.

If Venus for an Aries ascendant native be afflicted the native


incurs financial losses and his wife always remains sickly for
which the native has to incur lot of expenditure. To escape
from such difficulties the native should wear a diamond to
strengthen Venus and propitiate the malefics afflicting Venus.
It should, however, be noted that when Aries is the
Ascendant, Venus is lord of two maraka houses 2nd and 7th.
Therefore, if the native's horoscope does not indicate long life
or he is in his old age or is seriously he should not wear a
diamond.

For the natives of Leo Ascendants Venus is lord of the 3rd


and 10th. If Venus is afflicted the native will suffer on account
of his brothers and will also have setbacks in his professional
career. In such a situation it may prove useful for the native
to wear a diamond and to propitiate the malefics afflicting
Venus.
For the natives of Aquarius Ascendant, Venus is a
Yogakaraka planet being lord of the 4th and 9th. If Venus be
weak and afflicted the native wi11 suffer immensely. His
domestic life will be disturbed, his mother may become sickly
and he may suffer losses if he is engaged in transportation
business and he will have misfortune in all his ventures. His
father is also likely to suffer. It will, therefore, be very
necessary for the natives of this Ascendant to wear a diamond
in a silver or white gold ring to strengthen Venus. The malefics
afflicting Venus should be propitiated.

If Gemini be the Ascendant and Venus in the 5th or 12th


be afflicted the native will incur financial losses on account of
his beloved (mistress). In such cases the native should wear a
diamond to strengthen Venus and cut off his connection with
the mistress.

If Taurus be the Ascendant, and Venus be afflicted, the native


is likely to suffer from many kinds of diseases as Venus
is the lord of two houses of health (the Ascendant and the
6th). In such a situation, the native should wear a diamond
to strengthen Venus and he should propitiate the malefics
afflicting Venus.

For the natives of the Cancer Ascendant, if Venus as lord


of 11th is strong the native gets financial gains. If Venus is
weak and afflicted, the gains turn into losses. It is, therefore,
necessary to keep the Venus strong by the native wearing a
diamond.

SATURN
For the Aquarius Ascendant Saturn is fully representative
of the legs. If Saturn is afflicted by Mars, Rahu etc., the native
suffers from various kind of diseases in the legs. Being lord
of the Ascendant, the afflicted Saturn will also adversely affect
the longevity of the native and he will face obstacles in all his
ventures. The native should, therefore, wear a blue sapphire
in a steel or iron ring to strengthen Saturn. He should also
propitiate the planets afflicting Saturn.

If Saturn be lord of the 2nd (Sagittarius & Capricon


Ascendants) and be posited in 6th, the native will incur losses
through enemies and may also have defects in speech. For
the Capricorn Ascendant, Saturn will be lord of the Ascendant
also and his affliction will adversely affect the longevity of the
native. He should, therefore, wear a blue sapphire in a steel
ring to strengthen Saturn. For the natives of Sagittarius
Ascendant, Saturn will be lord of a marakasthana and they
should avoid wearing a blue sapphire as far as possible. They
should concentrate on propitiation of Saturn as well as the
planets afflicting him.

If Saturn, as lord of 4th, be afflicted by Rahu, the native


will lose his landed property. It will, therefore, be in the
interest of the native to wear a blue sapphire to strengthen
Saturn.

If the Ascendant be Libra and Saturn and Jupiter be


aspected by Mars and Rahu, the native suffers immensely on
account of his son. The native should strengthen Saturn by
wearing blue sapphire. Jupiter could also be strengthened
by wearing a yellow sapphire also. but we have always been
against wearing yellow sapphire alongwith blue sapphire.
Therefore, Jupiter may also be propitiated alongwith the Mars
and Rahu.
Saturn in the 6th in a friendly sign is not bad for health
but if he be in the 6th in an inimical sign, he is likely to cause
chronic health problems. The remedy is to propitiate such
Saturn and not to strengthen the lord of the 6th. Instead the
lord of the Ascendant should be strengthened by the native
wearing the appropriate gem.
If Saturn as lord of the 7th is weak and afflicted, he
adversely affects the longevity of wife or husband. But the
remedy is not to strengthen Saturn by the native wearing blue
sapphire as 7th is maraka sthana but to propitiate Saturn
as well as the planets afflicting him.

If Saturn as lord of 8th is weak and afflicted, the longevity


of the native is likely to be adversely affected. The remedy is
not to strengthen Saturn but to strengthen the lord of the
Ascendant by the native wearing the appropriate gem. Saturn
and the planets affecting him should be propitiate
Saturn as a strong lord of 9th is beneficial to the native in
all respects. If such Saturn is weak and afflicted, he should
be strengthened by the native wearing a blue sapphire. The
same applies when Saturn is lord of the 10th and 11th. When
lord of the 12th, he will be either lord of 11th and 12th or
Saturn is 12th and Ascendant. There is, therefore, no harm
in strengthening such Saturn when necessary.

RAHU AND KETU


Rahu and Ketu are shadowy planets. Generally they are
treated as malefics but they become very beneficial when they
are conjoined with Yogakaraka planets. Only when they
become beneficial their gemstones should be used to
strengthen them. Otherwise they should always be
propitiated. Further the gems of Rahu and Ketu (gomedh and
cat's eye) should be worn, when necessary, only in their major
periods.
11
Remedial measures for diseases
Remedial Measures for diseases caused by
sinful deeds as laid in Frames Marga.
(1) T.B.: Killing of a Brahmin for the fault of somebody
else, enemity to elders and teachers, sexual intercourse at the
time of eclipses etc., lead to T.B. The remedy is japes. and
reciting of 'Shiva. Sahasranama' and Rudra Sukta'. Havan
with mantras relating to Agni and Moon are beneficial.
(2) Weakness-In Smritis the cause of physical weakness
has been stated as the 'theft of food'. As a remedy gold statue
in the shape of 'Shanku' should be given in charity.
(3) Leprosy-Murder of a Brahmin, intercourse with the
wife of the preceptor, despicable acts, poisoning by deceit of a
person who places his trust in us, are the causes of this
disease. The remedy is japes of Rudra Sukta, giving in charity
of the idol of Sun and ox and performance of Kushmanda'
havan according to proper procedure. In the case of 'Swet
Kushta' (a form of Leprosy) also, the same expiatory measures
should be adopted. The cause leading to this disease is theft
of bronze, cotton, It and clothes.
(4) Visarpa- T h e cause of this disease is the killing of a
serpent, or having some one killed by a serpent. The remedy
according to Smritis is-giving away in charity an idol of naga
(serpent).
(5) Pandu (Jaundice)-To carry away wealth of a deity (in
temple) or of a Brahmin and the consumption of unhygienic
food, are the causes of this disease. The remedies are to
perform 'Kushmanda' havan and to give gold in charity.

(6) Dysentry-Destroying public wells, tanks etc., is the


physical cause of this disease. The remedies are japes of Rudra
and Varuna Suktas of the Vedas, giving in charity a black
coloured cow accompanied by an idol of Lord Krishna
(7) Diseases of the mouth T o cut lips of another
person, break his teeth or cut his tongue, to disobey the
preceptor, to speak harshly, to speak lies, and to give false
evidence are the causes for the diseases of the mouth. The
remedies are 'Kushmanda' hauan, japes of GayahY mantra
and giving away in charity herbs, gold and grains.
(8) Piles-Theft of the wealth of Brahmins, learned men
and the blind, intercourse with the wife at the time of eclipse
etc., and lolling of animals lead to the disease of piles. The
remedy is to give gold and cow in charity.
(9) Eye diseases-Ungratefulness, casting lusty glances on
other women and causing harm to the eyes of others, have
been stated as the causes of eye troubles. Remedies are-
giving in charity of Moonga, rice, milk, ghee and the
performance of `Ambaka Rakshakanu' havan.
The cause of night blindness ( ) is causing harm to the
eyes of cows. Remedy is-giving in charity of the idol of Lord
Krishna
(10) Ear trouble-Back-biting, harming the ears of others,
causing much obstructions in the actions of others, are stated
to be the causes for ear trouble. Remedies are-giving in
charity of gold, grains, land and blankets and the recitation
of vedic mantras in praise of the Sun.
(11)Tongue trouble-Disrespectful speech before the
preceptors, causing sorrow to others through lies, and to cut
off the tongue of others are stated to be the causes for tongue
trouble. The remedies are giving away in charity herbs and
food articles, performance of 'Kushmanda' havan, japes of
mantras of Rahu and japa of Sukta called 'Dhanesnnadana'.
(12)Prabhanjana-Back-biting about others, enmity with
parents and preceptor and theft of food are stated to be the
causes of this kind of trouble. Remedies-Giving away in
charity deer made of copper, clothes and food, and japa of
Ashtapada' Sukta or recitation of verses in the praise of Vayu.
(13) Colic-Cohabitation with an unmarried girl, animal,
widow or maid servant, unhygienic diet, causing death
through poison or a piercing instrument, are stated to be the
causes of this ailment. Remedies-Giving away in charity til
(sesamum seeds) and blankets or T rishul made of some metal.

(14) Gulma-Great enemity with the preceptor or placing


him in confinement, envy and theft of food are stated to be
the causes for this ailment. Remedies-Havan by mantras of
`Indragni' sukta, japes of Indra and Mantra suktas, japa of
Gayatri and giving away in charity an idol of Ganapati
(15) Diabetes and Seminal Zroubles-Cohabitation with
an ascetic woman, animal, unmarried girl, wife of the
preceptor, a widow, enemity with preceptor, steeling things
belonging to Brahmins and hurting the feelings of others, are
causes for sexual weakness. if there is intercourse with
mother, mother-in-law or brother's wife, diabetes results.
Remedies are 'Sarver Roger Nashak' havan, giving away in
charity gold, water, cow, cooked food and japes of mantras
relating to 'Varun'.

(16) Stomach troubles-Intercourse with the wife of the


preceptor and causing abortion leads to stomach troubles.
Remedies-Japa of 'Varun' and of 'Rudra' suktas of Vedas
and giving away in charity water and an idol of crocodile.
(17) Bladder Stone-This disease is caused by
intercourse with an unmarried girl, animal or widow etc.
Causing harm to Brahmins and defaming them is the
cause for urinary troubles. Remedies-Giving away in
chanty tit, and lotus flower, havan and japa of verses from
the Vedas.

(18) Fistula-Disobeying elders, intercourse with the


wife of the preceptor are causes for this disease. Remedies-
Giving away in charity of jewels and silver or elephant made
of gold or gold itself and japes of Gayatri mantra, vedic
mantra of the Sun and 'Rudra Sukta' from Vedas.
(19) Diseases of the Neck-Theft of public property is
the cause of this disease. The remedies are-propitiation of
planets and charity of jewels.

(20) Diseases of Head-Enemity with the Brahmins is


the cause of this diease. Remedy-Repentence and giving
sacred thread in ( gO)4cIln ) charity.
(21) Blood Pollution-This disease is caused by cutting
down reverred trees like peepal and killing of cows.
Remedy-Charity of a cow embellished with jewels.

(22) Epilepsy- T h i s disease is caused by killing the


preceptor or one's employer. Remedy-Japa of the mantras
of 'Sarver Rosa Nashak' treatise, charity and performance of
havarL
(23) Lunacy and fever-Dullness of intellect. Murder of
the preceptor and elders, engrossment in enjoyment of
luxuries, desire for other men's wives, going back on one's
words are the causes of this disease. Remedy-Repentence
and giving away in charity an idol of an elephant.
Causes for fever are killing of serpents, enmity and
intercourse with the preceptor's wife. Remedy-Havan with
mantras relating to Goddess Durga.

(24) Intermittent Fever-The cause for intermittent fever


is to strike terror in others through dogs. Remedy-
worshipping Lord Vishnu, abhisheka of Lord Shiva and the
recitation of `Navarra' mantra of Goddess Durga.
(25) Burning Sensations-This disease is caused by
sinful deeds like intercourse with the preceptor's wife.
Remedy-Repentence and charity of water.
(26) Wounds-Theft of vegetables, betraying trust of
others, company of low class women and cutting of trees.
Remedy-Charity of jewels.
The cause of wounds in the hands is bringing about death
of baby in womb and the cause for wounds in feet is
intercourse with the wife of the preceptor. Remedy-Giving
away in charity jewels to Brahmins to the extent one can
afford.
(27) Childlessness-Killing of children, eating of eggs,
enmity with the successors of other men's property, causing
forceful separation of children from their mothers, killing of
the young deer, neglect of Shraddha Karma. Remedy-Giving
away in charity cow's idol made of gold.
(28) Vomiting and Dyspepsia-Betrayal of the learned is
the cause of this disease. Remedy-Giving in charity
whatever is possible.
(29) Dumbness-The cause for this infirmity and other
diseases of voice, is breaking of promises. Remedy-Giving
away in charity silver idol of Goddess Saraswati.
(30) Blindness- T o take food without taking bath and
without washing the utensils and theft of food. are causes of
blindness. Remedy--Giving away in charity an idol of
'Garuda'.
(31) Enlargement of Intestines-To destroy the yajna
started by somebody is the cause of this disease. Remedy-
Giving away in charity a gold idol of Lord Vishnu.
For pains in stomach one should give in charity articles of
iron. Remedy for leprosy is giving away silver in charity. For
pains all over body, one should give away milk in charity. In
case of trouble in the eyes, one should give gold in charity.
The Rudra Sukta'removes all diseases. One should perform
japes of its mantra to the greatest extent possible.
In case of kings and other wealthy persons, setting up of
hospitals for the benefit of patients is a very effective remedial
measure for all kinds of diseases.
Of all the charities, the charity that leads to the restoration
of health of people is the best. People desirous of happiness
should, therefore, engage themselves in such charities.
1 2 The P a n a c e a for a l l i l l s

Gifts of Nature Possessing Remedial Merits-Use


of herbs and plants for propitiating evil
causing planets.

Rudraksha has been, from time immemorial in our country, a


symbol of purity of mind and thought and has been given
thestatus of Mani i.e., Ratna like ruby. pearl etc. It has always
been considered a panacea for all ills as will be seen from the
following sloka
4 1 1 , yc 1 4 1

m n err v k I N o 4 n cido I

r a 4411 7 flwd I
Actually Rudraksha is the dried fruit of the Rudraksha tree.
Such trees are generally found in Java, Sumatra, Himalayan
region, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim and Assam. Small beads come
from Java and those bigger in size from other places
mentioned above. Some say that red coloured and mixed
coloured Rudraksha are also in existence but they are rarely
seen. It is believed that white Rudraksha belongs to Brahmin
class, Red to Kshatriyaclass, mixed coloured to Vaishyaclass
and the black to Shudra-class.
Actually we have not seen any Rudraksha of these colours.
at are generally avilable and worn are very dark brown in
colour. Rudraksha is believed to improve general health,
remove misfortunes, give purity, peace and stability of mind
and prosperity. The Shiva P a n has laid down the procedure
for wearing of Rudraksha of one of fourteen facets. The deep
lines on Rudraksha are the facets.
The Rudraksha with one facet ( l) represents Lord
THE PANACEA FOR ALL ILLS 163

Shiva. It is very costly and rare.

The Rudraksha with two facets (}) is called yugalaroopa


(wit t i).
The Rudraksha with three facets (cam') represents the
influence ( v ) of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesha. By wearing
this the sins of three previous births are washed
away. It neutralises the evil effects of all planetary afflictions
and gives the wearer good health and prosperity. Those who
face obstacles at every step of their life and are victims of
misfortune will greatly benefit from the Rudraksha with three
facets.
The Rudraksha with four facets (11 1 ) is believed to
represent the influences of Brahma. Those who are childless
will be blessed with children by wearing this Rudraksha. It
also vanishes misfortunes and brings prosperity to the
wearer.
The Rudraksha with five facets (mod) is very easily avilable
and very cheap. It is generally called Kalagni Rudra
(~nreii{ ~ w ) . It brings good luck and prosperity. It protects
the wearer from accidents. It washes away all sins and
sorrows. Shastras prescribe only three beads of this
Rudraksha to be worn.

The Rudraksha with six facets (vi: ) is believed to bear the


influence of Lord Ganesha Experience has shown that
students who are backward in their studies and are dull
minded, gain intelligence and inspiration to take interest in
their studies and then come out successful in their
examination by wearing a mixture of Rudrakshabeads of five
facets and six facts. This Rudraksha also brings to the wearer
all comforts of life and happiness.

The Rudraksha with seven facets (tiir 1) is said to


represent Anang (cupid). Its use is not in vogue.
The Rudraksha with eight facets () represents goddess
Bhagwati with her eight arms. The wearer of this
Rudraksha never remains in want, that is, he possesses every
thing he requires. His past sins are washed out and he gets
name, fame and prosperity.
The Rudraksha with nine facets (11 )) is ruled by Bhairav.
The wearing of this Rudraksha neutralises the evil effects
caused by Saturn and Rahu.

The Rudraksha with ten facets (a~ l) is ruled by Lord


Vishnu. Some say this Rudraksha is ruled by the lords of the
ten directions (R+ylo) The wearer of this Rudraksha is
protected from all kinds of miseries, agonies, distresses and
disasters. He achieves success in all his ventures. This
Rudraksha also brings success in true love affairs (not lusty
affairs). This Rudraksha also neutralises the evil effects of all
planetary afflictions. It protects the wearer from the
malevolent influence of evil spirits.

The Rudraksha with twelve facets (o i is l) is ruled by lord


Vishnu and the Sun. It is very powerful and protects the
wearer from all kinds of diseases and removes all obstacles
from his life. As this Rudraksha is ruled by Lord Vishnu, the
wearer becomes a favourite of goddess Lakshmi thereby
becoming very rich and prosperous.

The Rudraksha with thirteen facets ( i is ) is ruled by


Kamdev (Cupid). It is not is vogue.

The Rudrakshawith fourteen ( 1 4 ) is ruled jointly by Lord


Shim and goddess Bhagwati. Therefore, it is called 'court
Shankar Rudraksha'. This Rudraksha provides the wearer
with all kinds of worldly comforts and later gives salvation to
his soul. By wearing this Rudraksha the wearer, achieves
name, fame, honours and all kinds of prosperity.

The Rosary of Rudraksha beads-The Rosary of


Rudraksha beads ( i I M O i s considered the best forjapa of
mantras etc. The good effects of mantras are expedited by
using this rosary. Wearing a Rudraksha males protects the
native from heart diseases, high and low blood pressure and
other diseases like depression, nervous break down etc. He is
also protected from accidents. He becomes more lucky and
prosperous. His moral character improves and his mind and
thoughts become pure. That is why all Hindu saints and
sadhus wear Rudraksha mates.
Other durine gifts of remedial merits

(1) Shriphala O - T h e presence of SF-iphal at the site of


worship in any home is considered very important. It is the
fruit of tree which grows at sea shores. Although its shape is
like coconut, it is much smaller in size. It should be kept in
sindoor ((1t). Shriphal is believed to make the devotee rich,
healthy and w e .
(2) One eyed coconut ( ~ m i f l ' i R gi ) . - T h e coconut trees
generally grow on sea-shores. After removing the hard cover
or skin of the coconut, the fruit that comes out has generally
three circular dots on one end. These dots are called eyes of
the coconut. Amongst thousands of such fruits, there may
be one with only one dot or eye. This coconut which is called
one eyed ( t # 1 ) is believed to have divine powers. It is a rare
thing and one, who is able to procure it, is really a lucky man.'
It should be kept at the place of worship in the house and
should be worshipped by offering flowers, burning incense
etc. By so doing the devotee becomes very prosperous and
earns high reputation and honours. He becomes a great
favourite of goddess Lakshmi

Right faced Conch. ( 4 ( i ui i gcfl ) T h i s conch is like a


brother of goddess Lakshmi who is also believed to have come
out of sea at the time of Samudra Manthan (at 9-'). This
conch is great favourite of Lord Vishnu and goddess Lakshmi.
Generally the conches are left faced. Right faced conch is a
rare commodity. It is believed that goddess Lakshmi comes
to reside in the house where this conch is kept. If one is able
to procure such a conch, he should on an auspicious day first
bathe it with Panchamrit (), milk and Ganges water, then set
it on a silver seat. By worshipping the conch daily, the
devotee wifi never be short of finances. Even those who are
victims of povery wifi become rich and prosperous ff they are
able to procure this conch and worship it In the manner
mentioned above.

Hatha-jori ( I 4 I QC - T h i s is a very rare herb. If any one is


able to procure it, he should at first keep it immersed in til
oil. Later on a Shukla Paksha Sunday he should take it out
from the oil and while reciting Gayatri mantra put it in Sindoor
along with Camphor, Lamg ( M ~ ~ t ) ; Ilaichi (Iolq l) and Tulsi
leaves and then he should keep all these things in a small
silver case. This case should always be kept at the place of
worship in the house. This herb is said to have miraculous
divine powers and protects the person, in whose house it is
kept, in matters of litigation, from enemies, accidents and
poverty. He becomes prosperous and achieves success in all
his ventures.

Jackal horns (4 ks f ) -Normally a jackal does not have


horns but rarely horns grow on the head of some jackals. This,
however, becomes so painful for him that he somehow gets
them out. Thus such horns are almost impossible to find. If
any one is lucky to find it. he should adopt the same
procedure as has been mentioned above for Hatha jori except
that it should not be immersed in oil. Instead, before keeping
it in the silver case alongwith other things, Ganges water
should be sprinkled on it. By keeping it in his house, the
person concerned becomes very prosperous and owner of
house and landed property. The women during their monthly
period should never touch the silver case.

Narmadeshwar Shivalinga- (i4 1q4t) Narmada is one of


the sacred rivers of our country. Any piece of stone found
from it is treated with the same reverence as Sitiua Lingo
On some rare occasions agates ( ~ 4c~Tt iii ) forming the
shape of Shiva Linga come out from the river. Such Shiva.
Lingers do not require performance of religious rites (5fM
A S T ) for their installation. Worshipping of such Shiva
Linga makes the devotee very prosperous and all his
ambitions are fulfilled. On such Shiva Lingers there are natural
stripes and they assume this shape by natural process. The
Shiva Lingers with stripes are considered the most auspicious.

Divine powers of certain herb roots


According to what is mentioned by Dr. Rudra Dev TYipathi
in his book Tantra Shakti' the following herbal plants help
in the propitiation of the malefic planets causing suffering to
the native :-
(1) For propitiation of the Sun the root of Bilwapatra
(fd~a ) should be worn in a red coloured thread on a
Sunday.
(2) For propitiation of the Moon the root of Khirni (1 el))
should be worn in a white thread on a Monday.
(3) For the propitiation of Mars the root of Anant Moot ()
should be worn in a red thread on a Tuesday.
(4) For the propitiation of Mercury the root of T7idhara
(1k rr r) should be worn in a green thread on a Wednesday.
(5) For the propitiation of Jupiter the root of (Bharangi
( i 1t) or the root of banana tree may be worn in a yellow
thread on a Thursday.
(6) For the propitiation of Venus the root of Sarponkha (k+
<41 1) may be worn in a white thread on a Friday.
(7) For the propitiation of Saturn, the root of Bichchha
(fd) should be worn in a black thread on a Saturday.
(8) For propitiation of Rahu, the root of white sandal tree,
should be worn in a blue thread on a Thursday.
(9) For the propitiation of Ketu, the root of Asgandha(
should be worn in a sky blue thread on a Thursday.

Dr. Tripathi has also mentioned in his book Tantra Shakti'


the procedure for bathing with certain herbal medicines for
the propitiation of malefic planets to neutralise their evil
effects. We are unable to describe them here for want of space.
Those who are interested may obtain the book (which is in
Hindi) from Ranjan Publications, 16-Ansari Road, New Delhi
110002.
13
Yantras of the Sun and other Planets
The planets help the native in every respect
when they are well placed and own auspicious
houses. But if they are not well placed and get
afflicted in some way or other, the results are
disastrous for the native. We give below the
yantras of the Sun and other planets. Wearing
of these yantras strengthen the afflicted planets
and bring joy, happiness, health, wealth etc.,to
the native.
Sun's yantra

This yantra should be t


engraved on a gold or copper
disc or ring and worn on a
Sunday in the same manner
as the gem for Sun m worn.

3 Y

Moon's yantra

This yantra should be got


engraved on a silver disc or a
ring and worn on a Monday
in the same manner as the G ~ Y
gem for Moon is worn.
YANTR AS OF THE SUN AND OTI-LER PLANETS
16
9

Mars's yantra
Qo
This yantra should be got
engraved on.a gold or copper
disc or ring and worn in the
same manner as the gem for
Mars is worn.

Mercury's yantra

This yantra should be got S ~ ??


engraved on a silver disc or
ring and should be worn on a
Wednesday in the same
manner as the gem for
Mercury is worn.
?R

Jupiter's yantra

This yantra should be got


engraved on a gold disc or a
ring and may be worn on a
Thursday in the same ?? S ~
manner as the gem for
Jupiter is worn.
S P ~

Venus's yantra

P?
This yantra should be got
engraved on a silver disc or
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ring and should be worn on a
Friday in the same manner
as the gem for venus is worn.
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Satrun's yant4

1R e 1Y
This yantra should be got
engraved on a steel disc or
ring and should be worn on a
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Saturday in the same
'manner as the gem for
Saturn is worn. Q 94 50

Rahu's yantra Ketu's yantra

~~ t {o t t?

S P~ tt

The yantras of Rahu and ketu should be got engraved on


an Asthadhatu disc or ring and should be worn on a Thursday
in the same manner as their gems are worn.

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Some remedial mantras for
Day to Day Problems
Serious Danger
Mantra
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Whenever a person serious danger or trouble such as
becoming a victim of a conspiracy against him, dismissal from
service, supersession in service by his junior, litigation, fear of
imprisonment, the recitation of this mantra will give him
protection and solve problems. This mantra should be recited
regularly 108 times. The results will manifest themselves in
45 days. This mantra can also be recited always as a protective
measure.

For regaining health

If a person is laid down on account of prolonged illness he


should recite the following mantra. He can do so in his bed if
he is unable to get out of it. But before beginning the
recitation of mantra he should have an idol or picture of
Goddess Durga in front of him. There should be deepak c14w~
or burning incense before the idol or picture. If he is on
account of his illness unable to recite the mantra, any one of
his near relations like parents, wife, son or daughter can do
so. The mantra should be recited daily until he recovers.
Mantra: + g
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On recovery the person concerned should start the
II a protective measure
recitation of the following mantra as
following the procedure mentioned above.

Mantra:

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For Maintaining good health


The following mantra is useful for those who desire to be
always in good health.
Mantra
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y
+
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This mantra should be recited 108 times daily as long as


possible.

For domestic disturbances


If a person is disgusted with daily quarrels in his family he
is advised to recite the following mantra 108 times daily. This
will bring an atmosphere of peace in his house.
Mantra

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i 4 ~ I I ~ c I D

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For ending disputes
When a person is very unhappy on account of prolonged
disputes gr litigation with his landlord or tenant or in his
family or in his office or disputes with his friends or other
persons, the following mantrawill be of immense help to him.
The recitation of mantra should be done in front of an idol
or picture of goddess Durga or Kali, 108 times daily, after
offering red flowers to the Goddess. Incense should also be
kept burning during the period of recitation of mantra. The
results will manifest themselves after 21 days.
Mantra
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f+Ia+l spa -T fPic 9 *i iq: II
Sudden disaster
If a person is facing a disaster, he should-start reciting the
following mantra as long as the danger is not averted. The
mantra can be recited 108 times as a protective measure by
sitting in front of an idol or picture of goddess durga.
Mantra
k r t ~ i r i a l11 c~ 4 R I I uI I l u 1 I
if a~ 1RI g1~ a l t a c l II

For achieving great success in We


If a person is very ambitious and wants to achieve great
success, {game, fame, promotion and honour in his
professional, political or social sphere, he should along with
his other efforts recite the following mantra 108 times daily
in front of an idol or picture of goddess Durga. After the Japa.
11 oblations jai i Tc uf) of ghee should be performed. Offerh'ig
of flowers and burning of deepak ( l y ~) or burning of incense
before the god or goddess is always necessary before starting
recitation of any mantra.
Mantra

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161 II
For delay in marriage or childlessness
If any parents are worried about the marriage of their
daughter or son or any couple are without any child the
following mantra may be recited by husband or We 108 times
daily for 45 days before an idol of a god or goddess after
observing the rituals mentioned earlier.

Mantra ~(d I1~ clRdw~liti,


a t~c~cg1 +iiq+ill: I
j o d l tl~l~dl +ii?)c+il
d Mir cxqci: II

For solving financial problems


The following mantra should be recited 25000 times in front
of the picture of Anjali (mother of Shri Hanuman) after
observing the usual rituals. The recitation can be stretched
over a number of days as convenient to the person concerned.
The recitation of this mantra will help him to solve his
financial problems.
Mantra a i~~+la-i
D1
tl
3iwcil meyrvi q3r t l*l II
g

To get a child
This mantra will prove very helpful for those who do not
have a child or whose children do not survive after birth. The
mantra should be recited 108 times daily by husband or We
to front of a picture of Lord Krishna as a child after observing
the usual rituals. The results will manifest themselves within
a maximum period of 12 months. The se who are medically
or physically unfit to produce a child will not be helped by
this mantra.

Mantra

0 q Q i v4i1I algq'l+lc9c~ I
~ r c gl+i sr ur11ii: aA
aA~a::x~:ctr I
To escape widowhood
No Hindu woman likes to become a widow. This is a very
useful mantra for women to escape widowhood. The mantra
should be recited 108 times regularly every morning after
taking bath.
Mantra

To get rid of fear and nervousness


There are people who get nervous on the slightest pretext.

They are unable to live one on account of imaginary fears,


feel afraid after a bad dream and lack will-power to overcome
the above weaknesses. They should recite the following
mantra 108 times daily after taking bath.
Mantra
e r d mflviq : II

The mantra should be recited in front of an idol or picture


of Shri Hanuman.
For Success in the Educational Sphere
The following two mantras will give the desired result. The
number of recitations is ten thousand.
(1) 3 ^ t+ ttq ~ ! : II oc
(2) 9 : ql+q II
To get a son
The following mantra has to be recited by the husband 108
times daily until the wife conceives. In the place for name
wife's name should be used.
Mantra
3A V z:T 4 t+i l c+i a (-) i -
1*1

For financial difficulties


This mantra should be recited 108 times daily after taking
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bath etc. It promises gains of wealth and promotion in the


professional sphere.
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fd~I I I II

LAST TIP
We give below a very effective remedial measure called
'Shari Pooja' to ward off the bad influence of Saturn.

Find out a horse shoe fallen on the road from the foot of
some horse and bring it home. Clean the horse-shoe
thoroughly. After wiping it dry, put it in an iron or steel vessel
and keep the vessel in the place of worship in your house.
After taking bath every morning apply sandal paste, offer
flowers and burn incense near the vessel. Then put one spoon
of mustard oil or til oil on the horse shoe. Initially start this
pooja on a Saturday. After offering oil etc., do a japes of the
mantra R 01q:" 108 times on a rosary. This pooja has to be
performed every day as long as the evil influence continues
or always if necessary. On every Saturday yQu should put
the collected oil of a week in the lamp ( yq)) lit in a temple of
Hanuman or Shan.i.