Indian Astronomy Astrology

The dialectics of Uttara Kalamrita

The Uttara Kalamrita by Kalidasa is a lovely astrological treatise. We give

the translation of

some verses from the Uttara Kalamrita

For Jove, the lordship of 3rd and 12th is good. Only for Capricorn does he

own the 3 and 12 houses.

Benevolent becomes Jupiter

When he becomes the 12th and 3rd lord

Also when Jove owns

8th House, being posited in the 8th !

(Only for Leo and Taurus Ascendants )

Venus in the Sixth House is excellent

As he aspects the hedonistic 12th !

7,4,9,10 & 11 good for North Node

And 3rd House is best for South Node !

For benefics Venus Jupiter Moon

Angles and triangles are good

Also Second, 11th and 6th

For malefics Mars Sun Saturn Ketu

3 6 10 11 are best

For Sun and Saturn the 9th

Mercury in the House Eighth !

Saturn in own house, exaltation

Or in the Signs of Jupiter

Is good, be he in House First !

Venus in the 12th is excellent

Is the bestower of wealth

Should not be in Saturnine Signs !

Combinations for Wealth Yoga

Wealth Yoga is formed thus

The lords of 2,5,9,11

Are the lords who rule Wealth

The lord of Second signify accumulated wealth

The lord of Fifth is a Lakshmi planet

The lord of Ninth is the lord of fortune

The lord of Eleventh rules gains

If these lords four

Form associations between themselves

By conjunction or by aspects

Or by constellational interchange

Wealth Yoga is formed !

Contrarily, the lords of 6,8,12

Create ruin and destruction in their reign !

Diseases galore and debts unwanted

Also fear of enemies powerful !

The Eighteen Astronomical Treatises of Indian Astronomy !

Of all the eighteen astronomical treatises

Aryabhateeyam is extolled

Also Mahabhaskareeyam

These treatises deal with computation

Of planet's longitudes !

Longitude corrected thrice

To get the true longitudes

Mahabhaskareeya talks about

The eight motions of planets

Direct or retrograde

Retrogression is Vakra

Ativakra is maximum Retrogression

End of Retrogression is Kutila

Slow motion is Manda

Slower motion is Mandatara

Mean motion is Sama

Fast motion is Sheegra

And faster motion is Sheegratara !

Eighteen Seers wrote

Eighteen treatises astronomical

Surya wrote Surya Siddhanta

Pitamaha wrote Pitamaha Siddhanta

Vyasa Siddhanta was done by Vyasa

Vasishta wrote Vasishta Siddhanta

Atri wrote Atri Siddhanta

Parasara Siddhanta was written by Parasara

Lomasa, Paulasa, Chyavana

Yavana, Bhrigu all wrote about the Heavens !

Astronomical Constants in the Mahabhaskareeya !

The Sidereal Period of a planet is the no of days it takes to make a circuit

of the Zodiac,

the Luminous 360 degree Circle in the Heavens !

One Sidereal Period is called a Bhagana. In an Equinoctial Cycle of 43,20000

years, called

a Maha Yuga or an Aeon, the following are the revolutions done by the major


Sun 43,20000

Moon 57753336

Saturn 146564

Jupiter 364224