Foretelling Widowhood is the fruit of research work carried out by us during the last two decades. A work of predictive astrology, it amalgamates a plethora of principles enshrined in various classical texts and practical study of birth charts of those who have been unfortunate enough to suffer the immeasurable grief and plight of untimely widowhood. Untimely widowhood is the biggest tragedy that can befall a woman and is irreversible. In olden days, widowhood in general and untimely widowhood in particular was considered an unpardonable sin and a woman had to commit Sati, that is to mount the pyre of her late husband. Was not this inhuman? Women would be ever grateful to Raja Ram Mohan Rai whose untiring efforts led to rooting out of this obnoxious practice. A common belief among masses, as also amongst self-styled astrologers, is that mangati females or those females having kuja dosa in their birth charts are predisposed to suffer widowhood. We would like to humbly opine that this belief is only partially correct. It is not certain that females having kuja dosa will essentially undergo the miseries of marital disaster such as widowhood. Many females, who suffered untimely widowhood, were not mangati either from ascendant, or from Moon or from Venus. This is difinitely a wrong concept that widowhood will curse only a mangati female. In fact, much is not known about the kuja dosa and its actual effect.
About the Author(s)
Profusely awarded with Jyotisa Martanda, Bhagyavidyamani, Jyotirvidyavaridhi, Jyotisa Vachaspati and Brahmarsi, Mridula Trivedi has been engaged in astrological studies for over three decades. She has published more than three hundred articles and many thought - provoking books on various aspects of astrology. She was honoured with 'Doctor of Astrology' by the World Development Council in 1987 and Varahmihira by Spiritual and Astrological Research Institute, Lucknow in 2001. She was recently declared as the best in her field by Planets and Forecast. She is associated with a number of journals and magazines as a consultant.