Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra of Maharshi Parasara, Vol. I & II
Vedic Astrology like any other branch of Vedic knowledge is aimed at enhancing human welfare by ameliorating sufferings. With this grand mission, sage Parasara (one of those grand eighteen sages like Narada, Vashishta, Jaimini, etc.) authored this encyclopedia text in the principals of Vedic Astrology designated as Brihat Parasara Hora Shastra (BPHS in brief). As the name connotes the text comprises basic principals of Vedic Astrology in a comprehensive way. It essentially deals with the delineation of life from conception to death, the cardinal underlying principals being those celestial conditions at birth that influence to determine the pattern of the whole life of human beings. The author’s two decades of practical experience has been the basis to explain specific fundamentals principles to be used synergistically to interpret horoscopes. Special emphasis has been laid to highlight the understanding of the Dasa system along with harmonic charts and Avasthas of planets. It consists of Sanskrit shlokas alternating with English translation paragraphs. A must-have reference for any practicing Jyotishi.