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Phala Dipika by Mantresvara

Phala Dipika by Mantresvara

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MANTRESWARA'S
PHALADEEPIKA
( ~ w a )
English
Translation,
Commentary
and
annotation
by
Dr.G.S.
Kapoor
-
ANJANPUBLICATIONS
16,
Ansari
Road,
Darya
Ganj,
NEW
DELHI-l
10002.
(INDIA)
 
Preface
Shri
Mantreswara's
'Phaladeepika'
holds
a
most
distinguished
position
amongstthegreat
ancient
astrological
classics
alongwtth
BrlhatParasara
Hora
Sastra,
Varahmihira'.
Brihat
Jataka
and
Vaidya
Natha's
Jataka
Parijata.
It
deals
In
a
mostcomprehensive
and
authoritative
manner
with
almost
alfthe
astrological
aspects
of
human
life.
There
can
be
said
to
be
nothing
that
this
great
work
has
omitted
from
its
purview.
Some
of
the
importantsubjects
dealt
within
a
lucid
manner
in
thebook
are:description
and
characteristic
features
of
the
various
signs.
planets
and
bhavas
(houses).
the
various
kinds
of
strengths
of
planets
and
their
awasthas
withtheir
effects.
sources
of
livelihood.
yogas
orplanetary
com
binations
leading
to
affluence
and
poverty.
effects
of
planets
in
different
houses.
effects
of
different
Ascendants,
Female
horoscopy.
mattersrelating
to
matrimony
and
progenydetermination
of
longevity.
judgment
ofhouses.
variouskinds
of
Dasasand
their
effects.
Ashtakavarga
and
its
importance
inthe
judgingof
effects
of
transit
ofplanets.
transit
effects
of
planets
and
constellanons,
and
descrtpnon
and
influence
of
upagrahas.
The
author
ofthis
book
Shrl
Mantreswara
is
believed
to
have
lived
in
the13thcentury
when
this
valuable
work
must
have
been
compiled.
It
Is
said
that
he
belonged
toa
family
ofNamboodari
Brahmins
and
hewas
bornin
tirinevelley
District
ofthe
erstwhileMadrasPresidency
(now
known
as
Tamil
Nadu).
He
was
a
devotee
of
Sukuntlambki
Devi.
As
a
young
man
his
name
was
Markandeya
Bhattadri.
To
attain
knowledge
he
is
said
tohave
travelled
to
far
off
places
like
BadrikaAshram
in
Himalayas
and
Mithila
Pradesh-By
sheer
dint
of
hard
work
and
devotion.
he
became
well
versedin
the
Vedanta
philosophy
andinthe
knowledge
of
other
sastras,
and
by
severeobservance
of
fast.
penance
and
meditation.
he
became
gifted
with
divine
knowledge
andassumed
thenameofMantreswara.
H1s
knowledge
of
Astrology
was
profound
and
the
reference
in
his
book
to
Parasara,
Varabamihira
and
other
learnedastrologersindicates
that
he
bad
made
a
deep
study
of
all
the
ancient
astrological
works
existing
in
his
time.
The
present
book
is
so
instructive
that
beginners
as
well
as
advanced
students
of
Astrology
can
obtain
very
useful
guidance
from
its
study.
New
Delhi
G.S.
Kapoor
 
'Po
,.1"
Table
of
Contents
Chapter
1:
DescrIption
oj
characteristic
features
of
signs
and
houses
Parts
of
thebody
of
Kalapurusha.
Abdoes
of
signs
--
Lords
of
the
signs
--
Moolatrikonasigns.
exaltation
and
deb1l1tation
points.
own
signs
of
planets-
Biped.
centtped,
watery
and
quadruped,
Shirshodaya
-Nocturnal
and
diurnal
signs
-Moveable.fixed
and
commonsigns
--
Dwara,
Bahls
and
Garbha
signs
--
Dhatu,
Mula
and
Jeeva
signs
--
Krura,
Saumya.
odd,
even.
male.
female
signs
--Twelve
houses
and
subjects
with
which
they
are
concerned.
Chapter
2:
CharacteristIc
Jeatures
oj
the
planets
and
the
mattersJalllng
under
theIrJurisdIction
Su
bjects
to
bedetermined
from
the
Sun
and
other
planets
temperament.
form.
colour.
dress.
appearance.
etc
..of
the
planets.
places
belonging
to
theplanets
Gunas,
Satwa,Rajas
and
Tamas
of
planets
-relations
stgn1f1ed
by
themGrains.
gems
and
substances
ruled
by
the
planets--Agesin
dicated
by
the
planets.
Chapter
3:
DIvisIons
oj
a
sign
Rast,
Hora,
Drekkana,
Panchamsa,
Saptamsa,
Navamsa,
Dasmamsa,
Dwadasaursa,
Shodasamsa
and
Shastyamsa
--
Saptavargas
consisting
of
vargas
after
omitting
Dasmamsa,
Shastyamsa
and
Shodasamsa
--
Shadvargas
--
Matters
to
be
considered
from
various
vargas
and
their
stgntflcance
--
meaning
and
significance
of
Vargottama
-
Partjatamsa,
Uttamamsa,
Gopuramsa,Stmhasanamsa,
Parvatamsa,Devalokamsa,Airavatamsa
and
Suralokamsa
--
Awasthas
ofplanets
--
Pradeepta,
Sukhlta,
Swastha,
Mudtta,
Shanta.Shakta;
Vikala.Ntptdtta,
Khala
and
Atibhjeeta
--Effects
of
Planets
in
variousconditions.
Chapter
4:
The
strength
oj
planets
and
houses
Kalaja,
Chesta,
Uchchaja
..
Dik
-Ayan
-Sthana.The
method
of
working
out
chandra
kriyas.
Chandra
Awastha
and
Chandra
Vela-Effectsof
60
Chandra
krtyas,
12
Chandra
Awasthas
and
36
Chandravelas
--
Tables
for
guidance.
Chapter
5:
Source
of
livelihood
Theindication
of
thesources
ofI1vel1hoodor
profession
by
the
Sun
andother
planets.
Chapter
6:
Yogas
Panchamahapurusha
yogas
vtz.•
Ruchaka,
Bhadra,
Hansa,
Malavya
andSasa.
--
Sunapha,
Anapha
and
Durudhara-
Kemadruma
--
Papavasi
and
Papakartart
--
Amala
--Ma
habhagya
--
Kesari
--
Sakata
_.
Adhama.
Sarna
and
Varishta
_.
Vasumati··
Pushkala
>-
ShubhamalaandAshubhamala
1-11
12-27
28-3637-5656-60

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