Sage jamadagni’s Vidyashram BY Shri Deepak bisaria

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Jamadagni, was one of the Saptarishis (Seven Great Sages) in the seventh, i.e. the present Manvantara. He was a descendant of the sage Bhrigu, one of the Prajapatis created by Brahma, the God of Creation. Jamadagni has several children with wife Renuka, the youngest of whom was Parashurama, an Avatara of Lord Vishnu.

Guru: Shri Deepak bisaria

Deepak Bisaria, 53, is an experienced and technically accomplished astrologer with strong  predictive instincts. He is on the teaching faculty of the Institute of Astrology of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan since March, 1997. He underwent the two year Astrology program here from 1993 to 1995. Before induction into the faculty in March, 1997, he was picked by Mr. K.N. Rao as sectional editor of Journal of Astrology. He also wrote several articles for the Journal and contributed to several group research projects. His book on Indian marriage in modern urban educated society, published in October, 2008, is regarded as a path-breaking exploration of marital astrology.  He has been writing the monthly Newsletter at since 2009. Deepak believes that one can be blessed with an astrological sense only if it is in one’s destiny. We should respect the verdict of the almighty and handle this divine gift with devotion and commitment of a devotee, he says.

Jataka Tatva Commentary

The source of present day Vedic astrology that we practice lies in millions of  sutras spread over  thousands of books in virtually all Indian languages. Through the centuries, India has been the proud creator of more than  600  panchangs (almanacs)from 600 different locations, perhaps each unaware of the other. From Vedic times, estimated at 20000 to 25000 years ago, Vedic knowledge coiled in sutras  through struti and smriti –listening and memorizing perhaps amazed anyone who reached them with  genuine earnest. Gradually they were put in manuscript and print form also. Some of the sutras have been found to hold stunning revelations of predictive techniques, indicative of the depth reached by our great rishis. Many shlokas, while standing alone, generate a  feeling of awe and admiration for the super science called astrology. Some make sense   when aligned with other sutras and a few require informed interpretations. The uncovering of these shlokas is an endless process and at times a delightful joy of discovery for an astro-researcher. It is important to caution that some trash is also mixed up and therefore the interpretations have to be made with utmost care. It is necessary to keep testing the meaning derived after empirically examining various hypotheses using scientific and statistical checks.

We have attempted to unravel some such sutras picked randomly from Jatak Tatva written by Shri.Mahadevji Revashakarji Pathak of Ratlam. He lived between 1842 AD to 1888 AD  Jatak Tatva consist of five tatvas. The first three sutras selected for analysis are from  ‘Prakirna Tatva’ – dealing with the effects of 12 houses of a horoscope,

The brief interpretation of these sutras has come in from an understanding of them through the thought process that has the elements of logic and experience acquired in Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan under the guidance of Mr. K.N.Rao. Call them the first impressions. The appreciation of these crisp 1-2 line  sutras will differ from astrologer to astrologer. Never mind, like astrology their interpretation has also to be an ongoing process. One has to keep in mind that no word is final in astrology.


  • Chp 3 Prakirna Tatva, Shashta Viveka, Verse 173 (page 162)

When the Sun is in the 8th, 5th or 9th house there is danger from a dilapidated house.

Guru Shri Deepak Bisaria:

Undoubtedly, this relates to inheritance and paternal property. With the Sun joining the 5th, the  house of grandfather (being 9th from 9th)  and of children matters relating to inheritance can be logically implied. The 8th house is the house of inheritance and the ninth house is the house of the father. The Sun is the soul for all and the significator of self (Lagna) and the father, the 5th house besides children and grandfather is also the house that indicates poorva janma punya linking earlier births with it and the  9th  has many portions of the attributes of the 5th as it is the 5th from 5th (bhavat bhavam). On combining inheritance, ancestral, past life links, malificence of Sun and Mahadevji’s own observations, perhaps the shloka relates the dilapidated part to inheritance and paternal property.


  • Chp 3 Prakirna Tatva, Panchama Viveka, Verse 184 & 185 (Page 137)

If the lord of the 5th house is in his fall and associated with Saturn, the mother shall have only one child

When the 5th house is aspected by either Venus or Mars, the native shall be issueless though he marries twice or thrice.

Guru Shri Deepak Bisaria:

With regard to the A part it cannot be said unless the horoscope of the mother or the dwadashamsha of the person is studied. The 5th affliction may have a limited influence on the siblings of the person as the 5th house is the 3rd from 3rd (bhavat bhavam). 

With regard to part B the results would vary from Lagna to Lagna. The aspect of Venus and Mars could be helpful also depending on the lagna. Venus, represent the seminal fluids and is rendered weak when placed in the 11th from Lagna as it is with less digbala there. Also, the 11th being a trishadhaya does not help it much so far as children are concerned. When the author says even if he marries twice or thrice, he perhaps means that due to the influence of Mars and Venus on the 5th house the inclination to marry would be there. In modern context it can be interpreted that Mars and Venus ignite inclinations to associate with the opposite sex when related to the 5th house.  


  • Chp 3 Prakirna Tatva, Third House, Verse 39 (Page 90)

If malefics occupy the 1st and 12th houses, the native shall have brothers.

Guru Shri Deepak Bisaria:

If malefics occupy the  1st and 12th houses, the native shall have brothers” Standing alone this sutra may mean many things. Since malefics in  1 and 12 do not affect the 3,5,9,11 so such configuration could mean good siblings. The 3rd and the 11th are the houses for co-borns and the 5th and 9th are the bhavat bhavam houses of these. However Lagna in paapkartari does not augur good for the owner of the horoscope so far as the physical body and general well-being represented by the Lagna is concerned. He may be dependent on support from co-borns and other well-wishers.  In an almost reverse situation if there are benefics in the 1st and the 12th house and malefics in 3,5,9 and 11 it would mean strength for the Lagna but weak support from co-borns and co-workers.


  • Chp 3 Prakirna Tatva, Panchama Viveka, Verse 35 (Page 119)

If Moon and Jupiter along with a malefic are in the 5th house from the Navamsa occupied by the Atmakaraka the native shall be a literary figure.

Guru Shri Deepak Bisaria:

If Moon and Jupiter along with a malefic are in the 5th house from Navamsha occupied by the Atmakarka the native shall be a literary figure. This is a Jaimini principle. Jupiter signifies authorship. Surely this would take one towards literary work but other alignments should also be examined. Moon represents the mind and is sensitive to other planetary influences. The Influence of Jupiter gives the Moon literary propensity, no doubt; Mars hardens it and makes one unscrupulous and has been found to be a helpful combination for success in business and for making money. Venus gives the romantic penchant. Mercury gives the literary touch but both the mind (Moon) and intellect (Mercury) combine adversely affect the nerves. Saturn brings in grief when with Moon and inclines one to be a loner. Rahu-Ketu disturb the equilibrium and cause phobias and manias. The inclusion of a malefic for authorship is perhaps due to the involvement of printing where there is a need for a cruel planet.  


  • Misra Viveka, Verse 3 Page 253

If the lord of the 5th, associated with Mercury and Jupiter, is in the 6th , 8th or 12th, the native would show speech defect, devoid of learning or literary work.

Guru Shri Deepak Bisaria:

Mercury and Jupiter, is in the 6th 8th or 12, the native would show speech defect, devoid of learning or literary work. Not necessary although the 5th house being the 3rd from 3rd signifies communication and Mercury is undisputed vani (speech) karaka, yet on a single configuration cannot be made. Although Jupiter’s role so far as speech is concerned is limited to whether a person lies or speaks the truth, it has certainly to do a lot with respect to knowledge. Standalone predictions of speech defect or no success in literary fields on such combinations is not advisable.       


  • Misra Viveka Verse 47 (Page 258)

If Sun is in the 1st or the 12th house, the Moon in the 6th and Mars in the 7th, the native would murder his parents.

Guru Shri Deepak Bisaria:

If Sun is in the 1st or the 12th house, the Moon in the 6th and Mars in the  7th , the native would murder his parents. Not necessary. Sun and Moon signifies parents and Mars in the 7th is not good for the mother irrespective of the Lagna as the 7th is the 4th from 4th (bhavat bhavam of 4th) Mars aspecting the lagna 2nd and 10th would give aggression to the person, yet stand-alone this configuration should not be made the basis of this rarest of the rare situation. There have to be multiple afflictions in the birth chart, navamsha and the dwadashamsha for such an event to take place.


  • Dasa Tatva, Verse 36 (Page 280)

During the dasa period of the Atmakaraka the native may suffer the loss of position/status and that of wealth.

Guru Shri Deepak Bisaria:

During the dasha period of the atmakaraka, the native may suffer the loss of position/status and that of wealth. The rashi dasha where atmakarka is placed is a difficult period. This has been explained in the brilliant book on chara dasha by Mr. K.N.Rao. Even when the atmakarka is in the 10th from the rashi whose dasha is operating the owner of horoscope becomes prone to dangers and becomes sensitive. This is found also whenever the transit Moon is over the natal Moon or the Lagna. The person becomes sensitive during such transits. In muhurta, for this reason, dangerous options like travel or mundan samskar Tonsure-shaving the hair on the head for the first time is not recommended. The loss of position/status would be dependent on the antardasha and pratyantardasha as also on PAC (Position/Aspect/Conjunction) of the dasha lords.