Prasna Marga is a unique work on astrology, natal and horary, of vital importance to every astrological scholar, practitioner and student. The author, a Nambudari Brahmin of Kerala who wrote this book in 1650 A.D., was a renowned scholar and has culled valuable information from a number of ancient sources.
This ancient work, and English translation of which is presented here in simple and elegant English interspersed with copious notes incorporating the author's own experiences, touches on some of the most important aspects of life marriage, children, longevity, death, disease, etc.
Part 1 is an exhaustive treatise on the various aspects of predictive astrology of immense practical utility, which deals not only with the various aspects of Prasna or Horary Astrology, but also with almost the entire range of the forecasting art-Jataka or predictive astrology, Muhurta or electional astrology, Parihara or remedial astrology and Nimittas or the science of indications (Omens).
Part II, is an encyclopaedic work on matters that affect all areas of human life, such as marriage, childre, causes of diseases as given in karma vipaka and the remedies, matters relating to deities, rulers, war, natural calamities, travel, rainfall, digging wells, details for finding underground water, theft cases, dreams and their interpretation as indicators for death of disease and its timings, etc.
"Practitioners and students of astrology of astrology will find in the two volumes the priceless contribution of Dr. Raman in providing a most comprehensive picture about the ancient classic-Prasna or horary astrology-through his lucid English translation of the original text in Devanagari authored by a renowned scholar in 1650 A.D..
What is presented is an exhaustive analysis of the science of Prasna (mostly practised in Kerala) covering the entire gamut of its forecasting art-predictive astrology (Jataka). electional astrology (Muhurta), remedial astrology (Parihara) and the significance of omens-and the methodology adopted by the practitioners of prasna."-R.Parthasarathy, The Hindu, Madras, 3 December,1996
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