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1-Studying Laal Kitab System
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There can not be any one single uniform technique to study any subject or for that matter any text such that which could be uniformly applicable / useful to every student. Each student develops his own method of study which suits him. However there could be very general guidelines for handling a subject which could be used by every one to their benefit. Therefore all I can share is the way we studied the Laal Kitab, under the guidance of our Guru Pt. Bhooshan Priya ji.

[1] First and foremost thing to learn the Laal Kitab system is that one has to be very well versed in Vedic astrology; with all aspects of it including the mathematics of it. Knowledge of the traditional Vedic astrology is a must in order to be a good Laal Kitab scholar. As a matter of fact, Laal Kitab was written for the astrologers of that time, and there was no other system except the Vedic Astrology system prevalent in those days.

[2] Start with Pt. Krishna Ashant ji’s books [a] Prishthabhoomi evam vyakhya, and [b] trik bhavano ki gatha. These two books introduce the subject in its correct perspective. These books also act as a link between the traditional Vedic astrology and the Laal Kitab. Unless you start with these two books, you will not make a head or tail of the Laal Kitab, and you might get frustrated and might leave studying the book altogether.

These two books are a must like an appetizer before a sumptuous meal. Once you have gone through these books, the ground is prepared for you to move to the original text.

[3] After you have read the two books mentioned above, start reading the original Laal Kitab books with the Hindi transliteration of the 1941 edition by Pt. Yograj Prabhakar. During the first reading of this book, just read through the prose text ; do not bother about the poetic couplets. Read through the couplets but do not strain your brain to understand them.

The second reading should be done along with the poetic couplets too. At places it will be difficult to understand what they mean. Do not get stuck up with them. There are quite a few couplets which we have not been able to understand till today, in spite of having read the book over a dozen of times.

[4] After having done at least two readings of the 1941 ed. Move on to the 1942 edition. Although there is no authentic transliteration of this edition available till today, you have no option but to start with the Arun Sanhita. Better still that you wait for a couple of months for an authentic version to hit the book stalls. If you have some time in between, you might do a third reading of the 1941 edition.

While reading the first original text, you should inculcate the habit of taking down notes. It will be useful to make your own list of the Kaarakaatwa of various planets in various houses. Later you could use it as a ready-reckoner.

[5] 1942 book is a very important book. At places we have found it to be better than the 1952 edition. This is a big book and will need a lot of time reading it. Go ahead and read through the text and the couplets with equal attention. Most of the couplets would be very similar to the ones you had already read in the 1941 edition, and therefore you will not find the couplets alien.

Even otherwise by now you will be familiar with the language and the style in which the Laal Kitab is written.
It will be an easy reading, and interesting too. 1942 edition will be a book which you might keep referring to very often. Therefore it needs the utmost attention. Two complete readings are a must. Later on, rather much later, you will be flipping through the book more often than you can ever imagine.

[6] Now is the time to move on to the 1952 edition. This is the last and the most exhaustive editions of the Laal Kitab. Currently only Arun Sanhitaa version is available; but by the time you would come to read it, an authentic version might hit the book stalls.

Except for the grammar portion of the book, the rest of it will be very familiar to you. In the beginning leave the grammar portion, if you try understanding it you might get frustrated and might develop an aversion to the book. Just read through the rest of the book. By now you will not only be familiar with the language, the style and the idioms of the book, you would also get familiar with the system of delineation.

Get to the grammar portion at the end. By now you would have understood what the Laal Kitab is all about. Grammar portion is one section which is not only poorly written, it appears to be a haphazard attempt. Nothing is systematic about it. We have not been able to understand a very large portion of it till today. But never bother about it. The portions you do not understand leave them, because you can handle the horoscopes even without having to understand those portions. You can always fill in the gaps with your knowledge of the Vaidik astrology.

This is true for the entire Laal Kitab system. If you want to be a successful Laal Kitab scholar, you may have to keep drawing from the knowledge of the Vedic astrology more often than you can imagine. Most of the contemporary problems can not be understood or ‘samadhan’ suggested without the help of the Vedic astrology.

The Laal Kitab system is complimentary to the vedic astrology. It is not an independent system in itself; it is a sub-set of the vedic astrology system. Therefore the knowledge gaps of Laal Kitab system can be very easily made up for through the Vaidik astrology.

[7] The 1939 and the 1940 editions should be studied at the last. By this time you will be able to determine for yourself what to study and what not to study.

[8] About this time you can also read various books written on the Laal Kitab because you will be able to discern the good from the bad.
[Varun Trivedi]

There are some related articles like Trees, Natured products, using articles of villages, and 12 type fields, having knowledge of antic items. The articles are related to villages like Pagadi, Topee, Pazama,Nada, Choolhaa,lakadee,Khet,12 types fields are Aangan, House of Mahaajan, Pagadandee, Chowk, School ground, Green grass field, Baraat house, Shamshaan house, Mandir ka Aangan, Sarkaaree office ka ground, daahinaa khet of Mandir, Mandir ka Aangan etc.

Chandra having 12 values in Kundalee, Chandra in 1st House Raani, in 2nd House step mother, in 3rd House in Pitaa kee maamee, in 4th House in actual mother, in 5th House in school maastarnee, in 6th House in aunti-chaachee, in 7th House in Naanee, in 8th House elder mother Taaeeji, in 9th House in naanee and grand mother, in 10th House in step mother of father, in 11th House chaachee of maataaji, in 12th House maange kee maataa. If you are having knowledge of this type words then you can read all about Laal-Kitab.

kundalee ke 12 khaane aur 9 grah.
Laal Kitab Raashi nakshatra ko chod kar sirf bhaav ko pakkaa ghar maan kar chalatee hai.
kundalee kaise banani hai is chakkar me nahin padte bahut software available hain.
1. pehala ghar sooraj kaa.
2. doosara ghar brihspati kaa.
3. teesara ghar mangal kaa.
4. chauthaa ghar chandra kaa.
5. paanchavaa ghar brihspati kaa.
6. chhataa ghar budh aur ketu kaa.
7. saatavaan ghar budh aur shukkar kaa.
8. aathavaan ghar mangal aur shani kaa.
9. nauvaan ghar brihaspati kaa.
10. dasavaan ghar shani kaa.
11. gyaarvaan ghar shani kaa.
12. baarahvaan ghar brihspati aur raahu kaa.



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