A Post Mortem Analysis & Application of Bhrigu Chakra Paddhati


A Post Mortem Analysis & Application of Bhrigu Chakra Paddhati


P.L.Chakraborty, India.

Readership Level: Advanced

Pannalal Chakraborty is 41 years of age and works for a PSU. He was born in a middle class Brahmin family & his father dabbled in palmistry and astrology from time to time, whereby he inherited the love for astrology. He was introduced to astrology by one of his junior colleagues Sri Sanjib Ghosal who was his 1st mentor. That happened in 2004 when he was going through a very difficult phase in career.

Timing of Death

Abstract: Timing of Death is a difficult subject and there are many taboos associated with it.  The present write-up avoids the difficult path and tries to find out whether there are any common observations in all the death cases. For a highly knowledgeable astrologer, there may be multiple common factors. The write-up only picks two such factors from one chart and tries to find out whether they are common in other cases too.

Few randomly selected charts were taken to find out whether the observations noted are random in nature (only applicable to this particular chart) or common sets of observation which can be applied to many charts. And if the premise is applicable, are there any short-cut methods to arrive at the same conclusion. It is assumed here that the readers are familiar with BCP system and theory of progression of planets in BCP, viz., 30 deg is traveled in 1 year, if not they can refer to Vol 3 of Saptarishis Astrology.


A blind chart was posted in a forum by Smt Bhagavathi Hariharan to analyze the cause of death.

Native X: DOB 03 Feb, 1981, 18:52 hrs, Carson City, Nevada USA

Death: 27 May, 2007 at approx 0100 hrs at San Francisco, CA, USA.

This article is not about analyzing the cause of death as it was discussed in detail in the forum but on the timing of death in a narrow spectrum rather than broad timing. The natal lagna was at 9 Leo 30’9” and LL Sun was at 20Cp 51’.

chart 57

(Note: All natal charts were prepared in Astrodienst with Lahiri Ayanamsha and later adopted for Chandra-Hari Ayanamsha, by deducting 44’ from the longitudes)

While trying an application of Bhrigu Chakra Paddhati (BCP) in the chart, it was observed that timing of death was closely interlinked with longitudes (degree) of Ascendant & Lagna Lord.

If 1 Year = Calendar year (365.242 days) scheme is followed, then death had occurred after 114 days from last birthday in 27th year. If 1 year = 360 days scheme is followed, then death had occurred after 250 days from last birthday.

Considering Ascendant, taking 1 year = 365.245 days, the lagna had traveled 9 deg 30’ out of total 30 degree of the sign. So travel time = (365.242/30o x 9o 30’) = 114 days.

Again, considering LL Sun, taking 1 year = 360 days, LL Sun has traveled 20 deg 52’ out of total 30 degrees of that sign. So, time elapsed is (360/12 x 20 deg 52’) = 250 days in the 27th year.

Both the calculations do match with actual event.

But the question regarding the present observation (day of death is related to longitude of Lagna and longitude of Lagna lord) is –

  1. Is it a random co-incidence (applicable to this chart alone) or does it occur in other charts too?
  2. If it occurs in other charts, is it a strong correlation?
  3. Are there any other factors involved?

Please note that this can not be a 100% rule. Otherwise, twins having almost same data have to die within a week.

However, the premise needed to be tested for in few charts for basic applicability before it is tested in large numbers of chart. It needs to be seen whether the day of death can be linked to longitude of Lagna & Lagna Lord in each cases

The Test

Before checking further data, few points need to be put in place

  1. Data sample need to be random – No cherry picking here

The problem was solved by asking friends to provide some data. Few data were picked up from net too.

  1. The longitudes of lagna and lagna lords are of paramount importance. It was decided that horoscopes shall be prepared in Astrodienst for Lahiri Ayanamsha. Same will be adopted here, after deducting 44’ to get C-Hari ayanamsha (my personal choice only).
  2. In some cases, there might be some errors in TOB data (few minutes). So, longitude of lagna may somewhat differ.
  3. In above case, the relation between longitudes and timings can be expressed as

N + L x 12.17 = N1 + LL. x 12


N = Nos. of Calendar years survived

N1= Nos. of 360 days years survived

L  = degree of Lagna

LL = degree of lagna lord

In some cases, N=N1. However, it is understood that in some cases, especially when L > LL, the relationship might be a mathematical impossibility. The possible case would be (30-L) or (30-LL).

Data & Analysis

Total 15 charts were prepared and analyzed. The data of L & LL were calculated in Astrodienst as mentioned above. Then, based on the nos. of days since last birthday, the Lagna was calculated in reverse order (given as calculated lagna). Similarly, LL degree was calculated in reverse. Then these calculated values were compared with actual Lagna (as in Natal chart)

chart 58

If we look closely, the relation between longitude of Lagna / Lagna lord with timing of death is haphazard. The summary is presented below:

  1. Among 4 homicide cases, 3 nos. cases do match closely (marked in yellow). One case does not match at all (marked in red).
  2. Out of total 15 cases, only in 4 cases, the calculated lagna and actual lagna are close.
  3. In two cases, Actual Lagna = 30 deg – Calculated lagna.
  4. There appears to be some relation with node degree and calculated lagna / LL.

It appears that there might be a strong relation of longitudes of lagna /Lagna lord with timing of death in cases where the native was killed / assassinated. However, the sample size (15 nos.) is too less for any worthwhile comment.

It is felt that further research, using at least 50-100 nos. cases, where the native was killed / assassinated, need to be done before arriving at any conclusions.

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