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What books we must read

This is a list given by a great astrologer, with the books we must read (of vedic astrology):

What is Vedic Astrology
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Vedic Astrology Textbooks

Here are some textbooks that may be useful to astrologers:

(1) “Astrology for Beginners”
By Dr. B.V. Raman

This textbook is for rank beginners. It introduces a few basics in detail.

(2) “Hindu Predictive Astrology”

By Dr. B.V. Raman

This textbook is for beginners. It introduces several basics in an easy language.

(3) “How To Judge A Horoscope” (Vols I and II)
By Dr. B.V. Raman

This is a landmark textbook for beginners and intermediate level students. This textbook gives many standard results for various houses and house lords in a clear fashion, with many examples.

(4) “Notable Horoscopes”
By Dr. B.V. Raman

This landmark textbook contains many brilliant examples of astrological analysis.

(5) “Vedic Astrology: An Integrated Approach”
By P.V.R. Narasimha Rao (author of this software)
Sagar Publications, 2001

This textbook is ideal for intermediate level students and intelligent beginners. It presents an integrated approach and introduces many building blocks of Vedic astrology clearly. It contains many examples and exercises. Most of the material in this help file is directly extracted from this book.

(6) “Crux of Vedic Astrology: Timing of Events”

By Pt. Sanjay Rath

This textbook is for intermediate and advanced level students. Pt. Rath is from a traditional family in Orissa, India and belongs to the parampara (master-student succession) of Sri Achyuta Dasa, one of the five associates of Lord Chaitanya. He is the parama guru of Sri Jagannath Vedic Centre. Hailed as one of the best Jyotish books of the last 100 years, this textbook touches many topics and teases and pleases intelligent and curious minds.

(7) “Jaimini Maharishi’s Upadesa Sutras”
By Pt. Sanjay Rath

This textbook throws light on the advanced teachings of Maharshi Jaimini, with many examples.

(8) “Narayana Dasa”
By Pt. Sanjay Rath

This detailed textbook throws light on Narayana dasa, which is one of the most important dasas of Vedic astrology.

(8) “Vedic Remedies in Astrology”
By Pt. Sanjay Rath

This textbook gives a lot of mantras (sacred sounds) and esoteric formulas of Vedic astrology. For those astrologers who have faith in Hindu deities and Vedic remedial measures, this book is a must.


(1) Brihat Parasara Hora Sastram (Sage Parasara)
(2) Jaimini Sutram (Sage Jaimini)
(3) Saravali (Kalyana Verma)
(4) Brihat Jatakam (Varahamihira)
(5) Phala deepika (Mantreswara)
(6) Hora Saram (Prithu Yasas)
(7) Sarvartha Chintamani (Venkatesa Daivajna)
(8) Jataka Parijatam (Vaidyanatha Deekshita)
(9) Garga Hora (Sage Garga)
(10) Kashyapa Hora
(11) Uttara Kalamritam (Kalidasa)
(12) Bhavartha Ratnakaram (Ramanuja)
(13) Jatakalankaram (Ganesa Kavi)

(14) Satya Jatakam (Satyacharya)
(15) Bhrigu Sutram (Sage Bhrigu)
(16) Bhrigu Nandi Nadi
(17) Suka Nadi
(18) Deva Keralam or Chandra Kala Nadi (Achyuta)
(19) Tajaka Neelakanthi (Neelakantha)
(20) Prasna Margam (Namboodiri Brahmin)
(21) Daivajna Vallabha (Varahamihira)

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