Vedic Astrology or in fact almost any ancient form of astrology can
not be described by mere words because it stretches well beyond the
conceptive capacity of our knowledge. Particularly about Vedic
Astrology, we are lucky that great immortal sages of the Vedic age
simplified it partially for the less intelligent beings of Kaliyuga to
understand and utilize it to their material and spiritual benefit.
JYOTISHA – EFFORT TO CLARIFY SOME HAZY POINTS:
I, Arjun Chakraborty, bow to Lord Hari, all other deities, specially the
Navagrahas and my respected teachers for blessings and permission before
beginning this article.
Dear readers, since my early astrological days and specially since I met
my favourite teacher Prof Ashoke Bhattacharya, I had a lot of
discussions on Prashna Jyotisha (Horary Astrology) and a lot of
opportunities to apply its various rules. My extensive astrological
practice in Kolkata and across Europe made me face numerous interesting
and challenging situations where I applied this mystic astrological art.
Let me clarify, Horary Astrology has always been immensely respected and
accepted in various schools of astrology – Vedic, KP, Western and Tajik.
I had discussions on this subject with western astrologers from Germany,
Netherlands, Lithuania, Latvia and Australia during my several trips to
Europe. Academic exchanges with them have definitely enriched me and
helped me clear doubt regarding some principles of Horary Astrology.
Firstly, let me discuss the significance of Prashna Jyotisha. When and
why it should be applied?
• When correct birth details are not available
• When astrologer is unable to take a confirmed decision from a birth
• When astrologer wishes to rectify birth time
• When astrologer intends to check the intention or mental condition of
• In case of some specific questions which are easier to answer through
Prashna than Birth horoscope (for example ‘will a particular love affair
fulfil into marriage’ or ‘is a particular news true’ or ‘where is the
• In case of critical questions specially following any strong remedial
I suggest you to remember – although Hora Shatpanchashika by Prithuyasha
(son of Varahamihira) is probably the oldest text on Prashna Jytisha we
have today, there is no reason to imagine that practice of Prashna
Jyotisha began so late in India. Careful reading of Vrihat Parasari Hora
shows the mention of Prashna Jyotisha in it. So, it was practiced even
in the Rig Vedic period.
I am not going to explain all the above mentioned points in detail in
this article, but certainly would like to expand the last point a bit.
According to Uttarkalamrita of Kalidasa a Prashna Kundli is as good as a
Janma Kundli – there is no difference. But, according to Harihar’s
Prashna Marga the Janma Kundli is the reflection of our fate at the time
of birth decided by our Prarabdha. But, after birth subject’s good and
bad deeds including special remedial measures (like Mahamrityunjay Yajna
or similar Homa) can cause some changes in destiny which can be spotted
in the Prashna Chakra. Therefore, in special occasions when the Prashna
Chakra indicates something different from the Janma Kundli, the
indications from the Prashna Chakra should be accepted. My experience
has made me a strong believer of this point.
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Prof. Arjun Chakraborty has had the kind of international exposure
and experience which is rarely found in most Indian astrologers. He has
made 6 trips to Europe and 1 trip to Egypt so far spreading his
Lecturered In –
* Gothenburg University (Sweden)
* Lund University (Sweden)
* Vilnius University (Lithuania)
*DAV, German Astrologers Association (Bonn, Germany)
Remedial Astrology (sub-divisions) - Upachar or Remedial – Unlike most other forms of astrology, Vedic
style contains a lot of knowledge on remedies. One is bound to go
through various joys and sufferings based on his or her Karmic assets or
Prarabdha. A part of this Karma is unalterable and another part can be
modified through virtuous and sinuous deeds of this life itself.
Besides, there are some forms of remedies prescribed in some
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