Indian Astrology (An Appraisal) By V.S. Kalyanaraman [CBH]
1. A Case for Astrology. - Astrology and its Relevance to the Modern Scientific World.; 2.How, Why and When of Astrology; 3.Ancient Indian Wisdom and Modern Science; 4. Navagrahas in the Journey of Life; 5. Eclipses of the Sun and Moon.6.Sunspots and Astrology; 7. A Rare celestial event.- Transits of Mercury and Venus across the disc of the Sun; 8.A Date with Mars; 9.Once in a Blue Moon; 10.The Rules for reckoning leap year; 11.Finding the weekday; 12.Kalaganitha - A brief history of time ;13.The Concept of Adhika Masa - or Intercalary month; 14. Kalagnana of the ancients - Some constituents of Panchang; 15. Length of the year for Udu dasa calculations; 16. Facts and fallacies of marriage compatibility; 17. Astronomers and astrologers of Kerala; 18. Talakkulathur Bhattathiri - The Astrological genius of Kerala; 19.Machatt Narayanan Elayath-The astrological wizard of Kerala; 20. Some of our Prasna treatises; 21. Ashtamangalaprasna- A Unique horary system of Kerala; 22. Devaprasna - An introduction; 23. Tamboola Prasna - A unique tool of divination of Kerala astrology; 24. Dasadhyayee - The scintillating Commentary for Brihatjataka; 25. The Thirteenth constellation; 26.Hindu Astrology and other astrological systems in the world. 27. Epilogue.
V S KALYANRAMAN A mathematician and amateur astronomer by training, a bureaucrat by profession and a student of astrology by passion, the author had his traditional training in astrology in his teens, under a couple of doyens of Gurus of yesteryears, with a vow not to turn a professional. Commencing his career as a teacher in Kerala completed it as a Senior Class I officer of the Government of India. After a stint of story writing in Tamil in the fifties, turned to serious study of Saiva Siddhanta, Philosophy, Psychology, Vedic Mathematics, Bharateeya Ganitha Sastra, Jyothisha (astronomy), the various astrological systems, Vastu Sastra, Vedic Numerology and allied disciplines, under various masters of repute. As a freelancer, though was contributing on varied topics, occasionally to various magazines in English, Tamil and Malayalam, mostly under disguise, for decades and has received many awards and accolades, would prefer to remain, anonymous and a student, till his last breath