A Look into Pranapada Lagna -II

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Contents
As in BPHS ...................................................................................................................................................3 Commentary of Verses 73 to 87 .................................................................................................................. 8 Case Studies ................................................................................................................................................. 9 Thakur Ramakrishna Paramhamsa ........................................................................................................ 9 Birth Chart ........................................................................................................................................... 9 Calculation of PP ................................................................................................................................. 9 Analysis of PP ...................................................................................................................................... 9 Swami Vivekananda................................................................................................................................11 Birth Chart ...........................................................................................................................................11 Calculation of PP .................................................................................................................................11 Analysis of PP ......................................................................................................................................11

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As in BPHS
This article should is a sequel to the article titled “A Look into Pranapada Lagna” and should be read in conjunction to the mentioned article. The version of Brihat Parasara Hora Shastra referred in this article is the translation by Pandit Sitaram Jha. This is the most reliable version I have come across on this text, especially in matters of translation. In the Aprakasha-Graha-Phala Adhyaya of BPHS we see a continuation of the hint that Parasara gave us in the interpretation of Pranapada in the end of Chapter 3 [Graha-Guna-Swaroopa-Adhyaya]. Just to recollect, let me revisit those verses [73, 74 of Chapter 3] –

Sphutam pranapadakhyam tatlagnam gyeyam dwijottama Lagnad dwi- kone turye cha rajye pranapadam tada - 73

The resultant degrees obtained earlier should be added to get the Pranapada Lagna, O best of the twice born! From the Lagna, if Pranapada falls on the 2,5,9,4, or 10 Bhavas then…

Shubham janma vijaniyat tatha eva ekadashe api cha Anya-sthane stitham cheta syatat tada janmashubham vadet - 74 Such a birth is considered auspicious. Also 11th House placement of Pranapada should also be considered for auspicious birth. If Pranapada is placed in other Bhavas from Lagna, the birth is not considered auspicious. So, to summarize, 4, 10-5, 9-2, 11 placements of Pranapada with respect to Lagna is considered good while other placements are not considered good. In Chapter 25, Parasara details the result of such placements. In verses 74 to 87, Parasara writes about the result of placement of Pranapada from the Lagna.

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Lagne pranapade kshano rogi bhavati manavah Mookonmatto jadangastu heenango dukhitah krishah - 74 When placed in the Lagna, the native will be weak, diseased, dumb, lunatic, dull-witted, handicapped and melancholic.

Bahudhaanyo bahudhano bahubhrutyo bahuprajo Dhanasthanasthite prane subhago jayate narah - 75 When in the Dhana Bhava, the native will have abundant grains, wealth, many servants, many praja [subordinates, can be children too] and shall be fortunate.

Himtsro garvasamayukta nishturo-atimalimluchah Tritiyage pranapade gurubhaktivivarjitah - 76 When in the third Bhava, the native will be aggressive, will be haughty, hard-hearted, very unclean and without any devotion to the teachers.

Sukhasthe tu sukhi kantah suhrudramasu vallabhah Gurau parayanah sheetah prane vai satyatatparah - 77 When in the fourth Bhava, the native will be happy, good-looking, friendly, liked by friends and women, devoted to Guru, soft and truthful.
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Sukhibhak sukriyopetastapacharadayanvitah Panchamasthe pranapade sarvakamasamnvitah - 78 Pranapad in the fifth bhava makes the native happy, do good acts, kind, and makes all wishes come true.

Bandhushatruvashsteekshano mandagninirdayah khalah Shashte pranapade rogi vittapolpaayureva cha - 79 Pranapad in sixth makes the native subdued by his enemies and relatives, rude, have defective digestive fire, wicked, diseased, wealthy and short-lived

Irshyalu satatam kaami teevra raudravaouhu narah Saptamasthe pranapade duraradhyah kubuddhiman - 80 When Pranapad is in the seventh, the native will be jealous, lusty, and fierce in appearance, will not be worth any respect and will be evil-minded

Rogasantapitangacha pranapade ashtame sati Peeditah parthivaidukhaihimritya bandhu sutodbhavaihi - 81

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When Pranapad is in the eight bhava, the native will be afflicted by diseases, troubled by the king, will be miserable on account of servants, relatives and sons.

Putravan dhanasampannah subhagah priyadarshanah Prane dharmasthite bhrityuhu sada adushtah vichakshanah - 82 When Pranapad is in the ninth bhava, the native will be endowed with sons, wealth, be fortunate, charming, will always serve others, will not be wicked and will be skillful.

Veeryavan matimaan daksho nrupakaryeshu kovidah Dashame vai pranapade devarchanaparayanah - 83 Pranapad in tenth makes the native heroic, intelligent, skillful, expert in carrying out royal orders and makes him worship gods.

Vikhyato gunavan pragyo bhogeedha nasamanvitah Labhasthanasthite prane gaurango matruvatsalah - 84 When Pranapad is in the eleventh bhava, the native will be famous, endowed with virtues, learned, and indulging in pleasures, fair-complexioned and dear to his mother.

Kshudro dushtastu heenangah vidweshi dwijabandhushu

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Vyaye prane netrarogi kaano va jayate narah - 85 When Pranapad is in twelfth bhava, the native will be mean, wicked, handicapped, will hate Brahmins and relatives, suffer from eye diseases or be one-eyed

Itiaprakashakhetanam phalanyuktani bhusura Tatha yani prakashanam suryadeenam khacharinam - 86

Tani sthitivashat tesham sphutadrishtivashat tatha Bala abala vivekena vaktavyani sharirinam - 87 These are the results of the non-luminous planets, O Brahmin. Before declaring these results, the effects of Surya and other planets should be examined wisely by their positions, relations, aspects, strengths and weakness of the Grahas.

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Commentary of Verses 73 to 87
As detailed in the part 1 of this series, Pranapada is related to Hridaya Spandana [Heart Beat]. It measures the flow of blood from the Heart to the Brain [Sahasrara Chakra] and is thus a measure of what stirs increased heart beat in us, humans. If we observe the verses of Parasara carefully we will see that among the Kendras, 4th and 10th Houses are considered auspicious. Konas [5th and 9th] are considered auspicious. 2nd and 11th are also considered good. The question is the same eternal mindboggling “Why”. There are four pillars of human life – Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha. Man like rest of the animal kingdom is genetically tuned to reproduce. If we carefully study the animal kingdom we will see most of the animal kingdom dies out after giving birth to their offspring. Kama reduces Ayu. This was known to the sages and thus they stressed on celibacy for people who have a lot of karma to fulfill and needs to live longer. However, that is a whole different discussion. Pranapada in Kama Bhavas like 3, 7th will cause heart beat more when Kama situation presents itself. However, 11th Bhava has the connection with brotherhood, friendship and gains so it is not as bad. However, 11th Pranapada placement can make a person’s heart faster in matters of money and wealth. Artha Kona is considered natural desire for most of humanity and has a good side to it too. 2nd Bhava indicates family, sustenance; food etc and a person with Pranapada [PP] in 2nd will have his heart beat faster in those matters. Similarly a person with PP in 10th bhava can be a workaholic. However, PP in 6th Bhava would make a person too focused on winning and defeating his/her opponents and is thus not considered a good thing. His focus will be too much on victories and this may cause his demise. One thing to note is that what causes our heart beat faster can also be the cause of stopping the heartbeat, meaning cause of death. Thus, PP can show connection to death or death circumstances of a person. Dharma is always considered a good thing. PP in 5th will make the native very focused on his/her children. Similarly, PP in the 9th Bhava makes a person very focused on his/her mission in life. Moksha is related to relaxation, passage and death [sleep]. PP in the 4th Bhava makes the person very home-oriented and comfort seeking and it is his/her mother or home that he/she is very attached to and makes his heart beat faster. PP in the 8th makes a person a worry about his/her health and very interested in the occult. PP in the 12th makes a person relaxed and lazy since sleep is what makes the person’s heart beat faster. What we desire most is what our heart beats for and finally it is the same thing that causes our demise. We also have to keep another thing in mind. Aspects and conjunction of Grahas will PPLG will also have a severe impact on PPLG. The slower the heart beat the better. Taking this into account, Saturn, [Rahu], Jupiter, [Ketu], Mars, Sun, Venus, Mercury and Moon will [in descending order] help the PPLG. Keeping this in mind, let us see a few case studies.

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Case Studies
Thakur Ramakrishna Paramhamsa
Birth Chart

Calculation of PP PP = Ishtagati [in minutes] X Rate of PP + Arka-kona Sunrise Time on the day of birth of Thakur = 6:31:24 hrs Time of birth of Thakur = 6:44:00 hrs Ishtagati = 12:36 minutes = 12.6 minutes Rate of PP = 1 rasi/6 minutes = 5 degrees/minute Ishtagati X Rate of PP = 63 degrees = 2s + 3 Arka-kona = 7 degrees of Libra = 6s + 7 Thus, PP = 2s + 3 + 6s + 7 = 8s + 10 = 10 degrees of Sagittarius Analysis of PP PP is in almost in the exact degree as Lagna in the 11th Bhava. The sign is the Sagittarius [ruled by Jupiter] and Guru [Retrograde] has 7th aspect on it from the 5th House. Saturn [also Retrograde] has 3rd house aspect on PP from the 9th House. PP is also aspected by Venus by Rasi drishti.

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One of the most famous quotes of Thakur was – My hand gets all twisted up if I hold money in it; stops. my breathing stops But there is no harm in spending money to lead a spiritual life in the world — if one spends it, for instance, in the worship of God and the service of holy men and devotees. The difference between normal people and saints is that they are divinely aware of what remedial measures they need to do to fulfill their karma. Although, both Guru and Shani aspects PP, Thakur only lived till he was 50. Saturn and Jupiter both were retrograde. Ramakrishna was extremely careful never to associate himself with any wealth. Swami Ramakrishna died of throat cancer but what is more interesting is how he contacted this cancer. Swami Lokeswarananda writes – “There is no doubt that Sri Ramakrishna took on the sins committed by Girish, for he once said, 'Because I accepted Girish's sins, I have this disease.' The Master was referring to the throat cancer which eventually took his life.” Girish mentioned in the above quote was Girish Ghosh. Girish Chandra Ghosh was a Bengali musician, poet, playwright, novelist, theatre director and actor. He was largely responsible for the golden age of Bengali theatre. He can be referred to as the Father of Bengali Theatre. He was a versatile genius, a scholar without having any formal educational background, an actor of repute and a mentor who brought up many actors and actresses, including Binodini Dasi. He cofounded the Great National Theatre, the first Bengali professional theatre company in 1872, wrote nearly 40 plays and acted and directed many more and later in life became a noted disciple of Sri Ramakrishna. What is to be noted here is that Girish Ghosh’s Moon was in Gemini in Ardra nakshtra. Ramakrishna’s PPLG Lord was Jupiter [R] in Gemini in Ardra nakshtra. 5th house is the House of Disciples in a chart of a Saint. Girish Ghosh was a revolt and extremely materialistic man [Gemini] and Ramakrishna had to take away his sins to free his karma to bring him on the path of salvation. This caused the PPLG to activate and finally became the reason of his death through a throat cancer [negative Jupiter]. We also see here that Venus’ rasi drishti [Dramatics, Stage, Glamor] on PP activated because of Thakur’s association with Girish Ghosh.

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Swami Vivekananda
Birth Chart

Calculation of PP PP = Ishtagati [in minutes] X Rate of PP + Arka-kona Sunrise Time on the day of birth = 6:42:47 hrs Time of birth = 6:33:00 hrs Ishtagati = - 10 minutes Rate of PP = 1 rasi/6 minutes = 5 degrees/minute Ishtagati X Rate of PP = - 50 degrees = -1s - 20 Arka-kona = 29 degrees = 12s + 29 Thus, PP = 12s + 29 – 1s – 20 = 9 degrees of Pisces Analysis of PP PP is in the 4th Rasi but in the 3rd Bhava. PP is aspected by Saturn, Moon and Sun [Rasi Drishti]. In the Bhava Chakra, there is no aspect on the PP by graha Drishti. The PP Lord is placed in the 8th from the PP.

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The 3H shows courage or urges. According to Wikipedia – “His tours, hectic lecturing engagements, private discussions and correspondence had taken their toll on his health. health He was suffering from asthma, diabetes, chronic insomnia and other physical ailments. The severe austerity he performed in his youth had already sapped his physical strength.” A few days prior to his demise, he was seen intently studying the almanac. Three days before his death he pointed out the spot for this cremation—the one at which a temple in his memory stands today. He had remarked to several persons that he would not live to be forty. On the day of his death he woke up very early in the morning, then he went to chapel and meditated for three hours, sang a song on Kali and then he whispered- "If there were another Vivekananda, then he would have understood what this Vivekananda has done!” Vivekananda died at ten minutes past nine p.m. on 4 July 1902 while he was meditating. The doctors remarked that it was due to the rupture of a blood-vessel in the brain, but they could not find the real bloodbrain cause of the death. There was another side to Vivekananda too. He honestly confesses in one of his writings – “Once in me rose the feeling of lust. I got so disgusted with myself that I sat on a pot of burning tinders, and it took a long time for the wound to heal”. [Reference - Sil, Narasingha P. (1997), Swami Vivekananda: A Reassessment (Mississauga, ON: Associated University Presses).] However, perhaps being bachelor and a celibate was best for him and thus Ramakrishna never encouraged him to get married after his father’s demise. Saturn shows good longevity but Moon shows short longevity. Moon also shows blood. Sun shows death by heat or fever. PP in this case got afflicted by Saturn, Sun and Moon Rasi drishti. Both Thakur and Vivekananda have predicted their own death. Thakur’s PP Rasi Dhanu was owned and aspected by Guru. Vivekanda’s PP rasi was owned by Guru. A Guru connection with PP perhaps makes an individual aware of his demise. I would encourage earnest learners to do more case studies on known personalities.

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~ Guru, AIAC Guru Purnima July 2, 2012 10:30 PM CDT Chicago, IL

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