Jatak Bharnam is a detailed classic text on Vedic Astrology, which has been popular amongst the learned astrologers not only for its lucid language and well crafted aphorism but also for their application and usefulness. As a matter of fact it is a much respected work for practitioners even in far flung locations astrology has remained a family tradition. This is owing to the after careful study & interpretation one decipher the inner meaning in the horoscope.
Pandit Dhundiraj, the author has presented the classic in a very lucid & simple style so much so that the essential principles of interpreting the horoscopic charts, especially in terms of effects of fine time factors (namely, Samvatsar, Ayan, Ritu, month, Paksh) besides just the birth time (and its Panchang) conjunction and aspects of planets, various planetary combinations (yogas) and effects of lords of various houses as they are posited, conjunct or aspected.
Besides, the special influences of various Divisions of sing (Vargas), Transit, and Ashtakavarga, the text uniquely exposes the use of various chakras-Surya-Kalanal, Chandra-Kalanal, Shani-Chakra and Sarvatobhadra Chakra. Which are the greatest secrets of vedic astrology and tantra.
Female astrology does find a separate mention only to indicate that much further research is needed in this area befitting to dates special significant role being played by the women in the development process all over the world.
Remedial measures as suggested in this work would be of special interest to the practioners and readers as they do highlight some very interesting principles to get over the problems created by various affiliated planets. This is an area of further research and greater usefulness to society at large.
Continuing my optimism I feel the usefulness of the work giving a comprehensive range of predictive tools & principles would stand further enhanced by the necessary explaintary notes & illustrative examples and commentary so essential for the reader to decipher the inner meanings of the aphorism. Hence it is expected that the reader would definitely benifit out of it. As I say this, I am aware that some errors are bound to creep in. Hence I would solicit your help in improving the further edition by pointing out to us the improvements to be made.
As I close; I wish to thank Prof. D.P.S. Chauhan for his help in so many ways to improve the language of the book. I shall ever remain obliged. Mr. Harish Chand my student has helped me in preparaing the manuscript I must thank him for his able help. Besides Sh. S.P. khullar General Manager MTNL New Delhi has time and again made some very useful suggestions. I shall remain indebited to his generous help & support. How, I must hasten to thank Mr. Saurabh Sagar but for whose constant & dynamic enthusiasm this book would not have seen the light of the day.
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