HISTORY OF ASTROLOGY
By Indian Astrologer K.B.Gopalakrishnan
12th october 2009, 12:34 pm
the great goddess saraswathi bless these words.
I humbly request the great 18 rishis and great maharishi parashura
to bless this predictions
I humbly request the navagrahas to give their blessings for the
prediction to come true
I humbly request all the great master teachers , naths- the great
matsyendra nath , gorka nath, bodhisatvas, tirthanakaras the munis,
yogis and divine angels to bless the predictions to come true
may all the detractors, negative intention about me or my predictions
may their will never operate
may their words never come true on astrology or on astrologer or
on my predictions.
When ever they speak against the predictions or me or my work may
the predictions come stronger.
May the supporters of astrologer words come true. May the great
goddess saraswathi bless their words.
May the predictions of all the astrologers come true, which will
make the science of astrology superior to all sciences.
May dharma, satya and prema of god support these word.
exists history for the country, for people and some times even for
some art. Astrologically there has not been much historical record.
Especially post independence era. I have limitation because of lack
of information on many fronts. Correct me if I am wrong or misplaced
any facts. This article tells about broad sweeping changes which
swept through astrology in the post independence era. Copying is
not wrong. Many people seeing the article would like to write their
idea of what was history which is also ok. There is no one version
of any event or situations.
There have been important changes in terms of language usage and
integration of technology.
Books on astrology were mostly in vernacular language. B.V. Raman
the founder of Indian council of astrology wrote books in English
which became popular. He also created a structure called ICAS which
trained people to become astrologers. They have branches in many
parts of India. He also published a magazine in English which popularized
astrology among educated elite people. He was good in mundane astrology
predictions which also boosted the popularity of astrology. Travelled
abroad, lectured and taught few handful of foreigner which also
sowed the seeds for the American council of Vedic astrology to be
born. Aynamsa of the B.V. Raman was problematic which is still not
used very popularly
There has been transition of astrologer hailing from Brahmin community
to non Brahmin community where many people from non Brahmin family
became astrologers professionally. Secondly the other forms of astrology
like numerology, tarot cards, western astrology and runes started
becoming popular slowly from 1990 onwards. Many astrologer use the
modern technology like computers, lap top, software which gave a
giant leap in terms of calculations.
Before that we shall dwell on the era of the K.N.Rao. He wrote book
in English books in astrology. Secondly he also popularized the
jamini astrology. He has a very good track record in mundane astrology
predictions. One of major contribution of K.N.Rao according to me
was helping other budding astrologer to publish books and number
of titles in different dasha and various aspect of astrology. He
has got a largest school in astrology which trains nearly 400 or
more people every year. I could be wrong in this figure.
Sagar publication, ranjan and galgotia publications published many
books on astrology which has helped popularizing astrology
The era of internet
This is where the speed of change accelerated fast in astrology.
Number of web sites which offers information on astrology had become
huge. Connectivity between India and the foreign living Indians
became very easy. The number of astrology groups and regular discussion
which enhances many peopleís astrology knowledge increased. The
availability of free soft ware like jaganath hora published by narasimha
( sanjay rath school of astrology ) was easily available and helped
to ease out calculation. Astrology products sold over the web, phone
based astrology reading became very popular. The trend was set by
sify.com. Now days many portals use astrological services as revenue
earning. Many astrologers make good money by having their own web
Number of dasha and techniques for astrologer the range increased
a lot due to the soft ware. Today we can calculate any dasha or
any parameter using astrology software. Instead of going to astrologerís
houses people are using cell phone to connect with the astrologer,
taking a reading and paying through banks etc has become a reality.
I dedicate this merit for the birth of son in my lineage, my brotherís
marriage, my sadhana to grow stronger and to the formation of spirtual
lineages of my style of astrology.