Jyotiṣa resources

The literature on the classical system of Indian astrology, known as IAST|Jyotiṣa (by which term is also meant not only the science of astronomy but also the Vedanga discipline which is the source of both in India) is vast.

A distinction needs to be made between classical texts, "IAST|jyotiḥśāstra"s, dating to the medieval period of Classical Sanskrit literature (roughly the 3rd to 9th centuries CE) and modern publications. Of the classical texts, only the most important ones exist in scholarly editions or translations, such as the Yavanajataka (3rd century), Brihat Samhita (6th century), Brihat Parasara Horashastra (7th century) or Sārāvalī (8th century), while many remain unedited in Sanskrit or vernacular manuscripts.

There are a great number of contemporary publications, reflecting the persisting importance of astrology in Hindu culture, and the corresponding economical attractivity of the market in India.Notable modern authors include Sri Yukteswar Giri (1855-1936), Bangalore Venkata Raman (1912-1988), Bejan Daruwalla (b. 1931), V. K. Choudhry (b. 1951) or Sanjay Rath (b. 1963).

Classical texts

Pingree classifies as "jyotihshastra" (treatises on jyotisha) manuscripts on astronomy, mathematics, astrology and divination, and estimates that about 10% of surviving Sanskrit manuscripts belong to the category. He cites the Bṛhat Saṃhita (1.9) for a traditional tripartite division of subject matter which, in his view, does not cover the field adequately: [Pingree (1981) p.1]
* samhitā: omens
* gaṇita: astronomy
* horā: astrology

Treatises on nativity

* Skanda Hora or Jyotishmati (God Brahma)
* Brihat Prajapatya (Daksha Prajapati)
* Leghu Prajapatya (Daksha Prajapati)
* Vasishta Hora (Sage Vasishta)
* Garga Hora (Sage Garga)
* Kousika Hora (Sage Viswamitra)
* Sounaka Hora (Sage Sounaka)
* Brihat Parasara Horashastra (Sage Parasara)
* Surya Hora or Surya Jatakam or Suryaruna Samvadam (Sage Surya)
* Jaimini Sutram (Sage Jaimini)
* Brigu Sutram (Sage Brigu)
* Vedanga Jyotish (Lagadha)
* Yavaneswara Hora or Yavanajataka (Sage Yavaneswara)
* Vishnugupta Hora (Vishnugupta, also known as Canakya)
* Satyacharya Hora (Satyacharya)
* Jeevasarma Hora (Jeeva sarma)
* Srutakeerti Hora (Srutakeerti)
* Sidhasena Hora (Sidhasena)
* Maya Hora (Maya)
* Sphujudwaja Hora (King Sphujidwaja)
* MeenarajaHora or Vridha Yavana Hora (King Meenaraja)
* Saravali (Kalyanavarma)
* Brihat Jatakam (Varahamihira)
* Phala deepika (Mantreswara)
* Hora Saram (Prithu Yasas)
* Sarvartha Chintamani (Venkatesa Daivajna)
* Hora Ratna (Acharya Balabhadra)
* Jataka Parijatam (Vaidyanatha Deekshita)
* Chatkara Chintamani
* Kashyapa Hora
* Poorva Kalamritam (Ganaka Kalidasa)
* Uttara Kalamritam (Ganaka Kalidasa)
* Suka Nadi
* Deva Keralam or Chandra Kala Nadi (Achyuta)
* Tajaka Neelakanthi (Neelakantha)
* Pranasanushata Padhati
* Prasna Ratna
* Prasna Margam (Panakkattu Sankaran Nambootiri Brahmin)
* Daivajna Vallabha (Varahamihira)
* Kālaprakashika

Treatises on Hindu electional astrology

*Adbhuta Sāgar
*Brihannarad
*Brihatdaivygyaranjan
*Brihatjyotisār
*Daivygyamanoranjan Daivygyamanohar Granth
*Ganak Mandan
*Gian Manjari
*Hindu Electional Astrology (V K Shridhar)
*Jaganmohan Granth
*Jyotiprakash
*Jyotirnibandh
*Jyotish Ratan
*Jyotishsār
*Jyotish Chintamani
*Jyotirvidabharnam
*Kāl Khanda
*Kāl Nirnaya Deepika
*Kāl Prakashika
*Madhaveeyam
*Muhurtarnava
*Muhurt Bhaskar
*Muhurt Chintamani (Daivygya Ram)
*Muhurt Chudamani
*Muhurt Darpan
*Muhurt Deepak
*Muhurt Deepika
*Muhurt Ganpati
*Muhurt Kalpadrum
*Muhurt Mālā
*Muhurt Manjari
*Muhurt Martanda
*Muhurt Muktāvali
*Muhurt Prakash
*Muhurt Padavi
*Muhurt Sāgar
*Muhurt Sangraha
*Muhurt Tattva
*Muhurt Tattvapradeep
*Muhurtarnava
*Muktāvali
*Narpatijacharyāswarodaya
*Nārdeeya
*Nibandh Chudamani
*Poorva Kālāmrit (2)
*Rajmartanda
*Ratan Koosh
*Ratanmāla
*Samarsār
*Shiv Swarodaya
*Vaivahār Pradeep
*Vivah Kautuhal
*Vivah Patal
*Vivah Pradeep
*Vivah Sār
*Vivah Vrindavan
*Vyvahārochchya
*Yoga Yatra
*Vyvaharsār
*Muhurtha malya

amhitas – treatises on mundane, portents, omens, meteorology, etc.

*Brahmarshi Samita
*Brihaspati Samhita
*Brihat Samhita
*Parasara Samhita
*Garga Samhita
*Rishiputra Samhita
*Guru Samhita
*Kashyap Samhita
*Lomasha Samhita
*Mānav Samhita
*Nāgarjun Samhita
*Narad Samhita
*Shakalya Samhita
*Samās Samhita
*Samhita Pradeep
*Samhita Sidhhanta
*Satya Samhita
*Sur Samhita
*Vaikhān Samhita
*Vasist Samhita

Modern Texts

;Books by B.V. Raman
*"How to Judge a Horoscope, Vols. 1 & 2", 1953, Raman Publications, Bangalore, India.
*"Prasna Marga, Vols. 1 & 2", 1991, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, Delhi, India.
*"Astrology for Beginners", 1940, UBS Publishers' Distributors, New Delhi, India.
*"A Manual of Hindu Astrology", 1935, UBS Publishers' Distributors, New Delhi, India.
*"My Experiences in Astrology", 1985, UBS Publishers' Distributors, New Delhi, India.
*"Graha and Bhava Balas", 1940, UBS Publishers' Distributors, New Delhi, India.

;Books by V.K. Choudhry
* "Systems´ Approach for Interpreting Horoscopes", Third Revised Edition, 2002, Sagar Publications, New Delhi, India. ISBN 81-7082-017-0.
*"How to Identify Significant Events (Through Transits)", Revised Edition, 2003, Sagar Publications, New Delhi, India. ISBN 81-7082-030-8.
* "Self Learning Course in Astrology"
* "How to Study Divisional Charts", Fourth Revised Edition, 2003, Sagar Publications, New Delhi, India. ISBN 81-7082-033-2.
* "Impact of Ascending Signs"

;Books by David Frawley
*"Astrology of the Seers", Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, ISBN 0-914955-89-6
*"Ayurvedic Astrology: Self Healing Through the Stars", Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, ISBN 0-940985-88-8

;Books by Prash Trivedi
*"27 Celestial Portals", Prash Trivedi, Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, ISBN 0-940985-84-5
*"Key of Life: Astrology of the Lunar Nodes", Prash Trivedi, Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, ISBN 0-940985-33-0

;Books by Bepin Behari
*"Fundamentals of Vedic Astrology, Vedic Astrologer's Handbook Vol. 1", Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, ISBN 0-940985-52-7
*"Myths and Symbols of Vedic Astrology", Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, ISBN 0-940985-51-9
*"Planets in the Signs and Houses: Vedic Astrologer's Handbook Vol. 2", Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, ISBN 0-940985-53-5

;Books by K. S. Charak
*"Elements of Vedic Astrology", Uma Publications, New Delhi, India, ISBN 81-901008-0-7
*"Essentials of Medical Astrology",Uma Publications, New Delhi, India, ISBN 81-901008-3-1
*"Subtleties of Medical Astrology", Uma Publications, New Delhi, India, ISBN 81-901008-5-8
*"Surya The Sun God", Uma Publications, New Delhi, India, ISBN 81-901008-2-3
*"Yogas in Astrology", Uma Publications, New Delhi, India, ISBN 81-901008-4-X
*"Surya The Sun God", Uma Publications, New Delhi, India, ISBN 81-901008-2-3
*"Yogas in Astrology", Uma Publications, New Delhi, India, ISBN 81-901008-4-X
*"A Textbook of Varshaphala: Vedic Astrology Technique of Annual Horoscopy", Uma Publications, New Delhi, India, ISBN 81-901008-1-5
*"Predictive Techniques in Varshaphala: Annual Horoscopy", Uma Publications, New Delhi, India, ISBN 81-86824-03-0

;Books co-authored by K. Rajesh Chaudhary
* "How to Analyse Married Life", Revised Edition, 2002, Sagar Publications, New Delhi, India. ISBN 81-7082-022-7.
* "Predictive Techniques and the Application of Astrological Remedial Measures"
* "Manage Your Health Through Preventive Astral Remedies"
* "How to Avert Professional Setbacks", Revised Edition, 2002, Sagar Publications, New Delhi, India. ISBN 81-7082-018-9.
* "Application of Prasna Astrology (Based on the Systems´ Approach)", Reprint, 2002, Sagar Publications, New Delhi, India. ISBN 81-7082-021-9.

;Books by K.N. Rao
*"Learn Hindu Astrology Easily", Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
*"Astrology Destiny and the Wheel of Time", Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
*"Ups and Downs in Career", Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
*"Planets and Children", Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
*"Predicting through Jaimini's Chara Dasha", Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
*"Predicting through Karakamsha and Jaimini's Mandook Dasha", Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
*"Karma and Rebirth in Hindu Astrology", Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
*"Astrology and Karma", Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
*"Dips into Divinity Astrology and History", Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
*"The Nehru Dynasty", Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
*"Timing Events through Vimshottari Dasha", Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
*"Learn Successful Predictive Techniques of Hindu Astrology", Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
*"Yogis, Destiny and the Wheel of Time", Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
*"Astrological journey through History, Mystery and Horoscopes", Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
*"The Science of Astrology", Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
*"Applied Astrology", Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
*"Enigmas in Astrology", Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
*"Tried Techniques of Predictions and some Memoirs of an Astrologer", Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
*"Risks and Tricks in Astrological Predictions", Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
*"Kāl Sarpa Yoga - Why such freight?", Vani Publications, Delhi, India.

Book By Chandrashekhar Sharma:
*"Vedic Astrology Demystified", Parimal Publications, Delhi, India.

;Other
*"Sambhavami Yuge Yuge, Dr. CL Diwan, 1994, Amar Jyoti Press, Jhansi, UP, India.
*"Design Your Baby", Dr. Ashwinie Kumar Bansal, 2003, Ethnic India Publications, New Delhi, India.
*"Applications of Yogini Dasha for Brilliant Predictions", Rajeev Jhanji and N.K. Sharma, Systems Vision, New Delhi, India, ISBN 81-86374-00-0
*"Dots of Destiny: Applications of Ashtakvarga", Vinay Aditya, Systems Vision, New Delhi, India, ISBN 81-86824-04-9
*"New Techniques of Prediction, Vols. 1 & 2", H.R. Seshadri Iyer, Rohini Printers, Bangalore, India, 1963

ee also

*IAST|Jyotiṣa
*Indian astronomy
*Vedanga

Notes

References

* David Pingree, "IAST|Jyotiḥśāstra", Vol. VI Fasc. 4 of J. Gonda (Ed.) "A History of Indian Literature", Otto Harrasowitz, Wiesbaden, 1981, ISBN 3-447-02165-9

External links

*David Pingree, " [http://listserv.linguistlist.org/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind9601&L=indology&D=1&P=12007 Jyotihshastra: Manuscripts, Science, and the Transmission of Science] " (1996)


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