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September 29, 2018

Parasar System of Predictive Astrology

AMONGST different systems of predictive astrology prevalent in India Parasar system is rational and scientific.It has wide acceptance throughout India through all ages.Numerous treatises namely Vrigu Samhita, Ravan Samhita, Keral Samhita, Sapta Rishi Nadi, Uttar Kalamitra, etc. have been written with a view to eladorate the application of the fundamentals of the parasar system and to emphasise its usefulness in predictive astrology. Not-withstanding astrologers are always at variance when they are called upon to interpret the system logically.

In this brief article, it is my endeavour to pin-point the salient features of the system so that vigorous studies can be undertaken with a view to improve the methods of prediction.

Hindu Astrology recognizes the nine planets. Five of them namely Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are really planets; two of them nameely the Sun and the Moon are two luminaries; ( the moon is an eath's satellite ) and Rahu and Ketu are two imaginary points. ( The points of intersection of the moon's path and the sun's path around the earth ) It also recognizes 27 nakshatras into which the Rashi-Chakra around the earth has been sub-divided into 27 divisions of 13-20' each.

Of the nine-planets, mercury free from association with natural malefic, venus, jupiter and the brighter moon ( from the eighth day of the waxing moon to the seventh day of the waning moon ) are defined as natural benefics; the Sun, Mercury associated with ntural malefic, Mars, Saturn and the darker Moon ( from the eighth day of the darkr moon to the seventh day of the brighter moon ) ; Rahu and Ketu are defined as natural malefics. Thus the five planets, the Sum, the Moon, Rahu and Ketu have been grouped into two different classes : 
1. Natural Benefic :
2. Natural Malefic :

Note : The planets Uranus, Neptune and Pluto were not known during the formulation of the Principles of Parasar. We shall not
introduce them either.

Parasar recognizes these nine-planets for the formulation of his princiles of astrology. He recognizes twelve houses of 30 each into which, the Rashichakra i.e. annular belt arond the sun's apparent annual path round the centre of the earth can be sub-divided. Since the Rashichakra subtends in angle of 360 at its centre i.e. the earth centre, each Rashi i.e. a subdivision consists of 30 each. Besides, the annular belt has been found to include the lunar path around the centre of the earth as well. All the bright stars defined as constellations and nakshatra's are found within this belt. They have been grouped into 27 divisions of 13 20' each, called Nakshatras.

In short Parasar System is based on nine planets, 12 rahis and 27 nakshatras. They are :
(A) The sun, the mon, mercury, venus, mars, jupiter, saturn, rahu, and ketu ;
(B) Mesha, Vrisha, Mithun, Karkata, Simha, Kanya, Tula, Vrischika, Dhanu, Makar, Kumdha, Meen;
(C) Aswini, Bharani, Krittika, Rohini, Mriga-sira, Adra, Punarbasu,Pushya, Ashlesha, Magha, Purba-phalguni, Uttar-phalguni, Hasta, Chitra, Swati, Bisakha, Anuradha, Jyestha, Mula, Purbasharha, Uttarasharha, Sravana, Dhanistha, Satavisha, Purbabhadrapada, Uttarbhadrapada, Revati.

The Kundali of a person born at any time on the surface of the earth at any latitude and longitude represents the Rashichakra at that latitude and longitude with the planetary positions, the Lagna being the point at the Rashi-chakra in contact with the celestial horizon, which is rising at the time of the birth of the person concerned.

Thus the Kundali consists of 12 sub-divisions of 30 each, and each sub-division has independent significance.It is interesting to find that the longevity of a man. equal 120 years in accordance with the Vimsottari System.

Thus :
                                                4 sub-divisions= 4 x 30 = 120 = 120 years.

It is also inspiring to note that the Sun has been assigned to Simha and the Moon to Karkata The remaining five planets have been arranged in order of distances from Simha and Karkata in both sides of the Rashichakra.

Thus :
            Mercury has been assigned to Kanya and Mithun ; Venus to Tula and Vrisha; Mars to Vrischika and Mesha ; Jupiter to Dhanu and Meen ; and Saturn to Makara and Kumbha.

*** Rahu has been assigned Kanya and Ketu has been assigned Meena.

The arrangement has a wider astronomical significance constituting the division of a rashichakra into two sub-divisions of Uttarayan and Dakshinayan depending on the passage of the sun through these signs during the period of the year.

In accordance with Parasar, a planet is neither benefic nor malefic. Its malefic or benefic character is unfolded by the house it occupies in relation to the lagna or the rising sign of the Kundali in which he is born.
Of the 12 houses in a Kundali, 1st,4th,7th and 10th houses are called the Kendra houses; 1st,5th,9th are called the Trikona houses; 6th, 8th, and 12th houses are called Dusthan; 3rd, 6th, 10th and 11th houses are called upachayas; and the second and seventh houses are called Marakas.

Parasar formulates that : a) the natural benefic planets are malefic and the natural malefic planets are benefic if they are the rulers of the Kendra houses in relation to the Lagna of a person;
b) the rulers of the third, sixth, eighth and eleventh houses are always malefic and,
c) the rulers of the second and twelvth houses are either malefic or benefic depending upon the house other than the second or twelvth house which they own.

The planets are elevated at some places and debilitated at other places. They cast aspects as well.

According to Parasara the planets form four different beneficial combinations They are :
a) The Kendra-lord may exchange its position with a trikona lord ;
b) The Kendra-lord may cast aspects on a trikona-lord;
c) The Kendra or Trikona lord may occupy a trikona or kendra house aspected by the owner of the occupied house; but the owner does not receiv any aspect from the former ;
d) The Kendra-lord and a Trikona-lord may occupy a house together.

Parasar recognizes effectiv beneficial yogas, in addition to Balaristas and Daridra-yogas. Parasar has also formulated intricate rules for computation of longevity.

Parasar has also laid down principles for the determination of the strength of a planet. Vimsottary Dasa-padhati has been introduced with a view to pin-point the timing of an event.

According to Parasar the sun rules six years, the moon ten years, mars seven years, Rahu eighteen years, Guru sixteen years, Sani nineteen years , Budha seventeen years, Ketu seven years and Venus twenty years , the sum-total being one-hundred twenty years equal to the life apan of a man.

Elaborate sub-periods ( Antardasa System ) and sub-sub-periods ( Pratantar-Dasa ) have been developed with a view to pin-point the time of the occurrence of an event.

Since the Rasichakra of an individual consists of 12 houses of 30 each, each degree in a house has special significance. Parasar has dealt with this problem as clearly as possible.

The planets, who become the rulers of the houses as well as the rulers of these sub-divisions play very inportant role in shaping the destiny of a man.

The Antar-dasa ( sub-period ) plays significant role in finding the effectiveness of a planet.

In order that that the timing of an event can be determined as accurately as possible an astrologer must examine the Kundali from three different angles : Lagna-Kundali, Chandra-Kundali and Surya-Kundali should be examined critically. The transits of the planets, Saturn, Jupiter and Rahu in particular should be taken into account. The importance of the percept : Bhava, Bhavesh, Bhavakarak i.e. House, the lord of the houses, and the significator of the house should be remembered.

An astrologer shall then be able to discharge his duties as confidently as possible.

None-the-less it should be noted the astronomical data should be accurate.
The studies of the Parasar System should be pursued vigorously.
Let the Parasar System live long for its cautious application.


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