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DEDICATION. This Work is Respectfully Dedicated to my revered grandfather Bangalore Suryanarain Rao, 8.4, M.R.A.S.. Ete. Editor of the Astrological Magazine and Author of more than seventy works including the famous “ History of Vijayanagar—The Never-to-be Forgotten Empire”, asa token of gratitude for his instruc- tions to me in Astrology and Astronomy, and in appre- ciation of his profound scholarship, by his loving grand- son. B. V. Raman, The Author, CONTENTS Page. FoREWwoRD by Prof. B. Suryanarain Rao af xi PREFACE se OV INTRODUCTION by Dr. V. V. Ramana Sastri xix AvTHOR's INTRODUCTION vee XXE CHAPTER I. THE ZODIAC AND THE PLANETARY SYSTEM Article. 1. The Zodiac oo o- os 2. The Ecliptic cod = 3. Signs of the Zodiac - wee 4. The Constellations ae wee 5. The Planetary System oa 6. Rotation and Revolution 7. Velocities of Planets ae $8. Retrogression and Acceleration ee WEWH HH CuarTer I].—PRELIMINARIES EXPLAINED 9. Rasis and their Extent ” 10. Nakshatras and their Extent oe 7 11. Movable Signs we =10 12, Fixed Signs - 10 13. Common Signs... oe 10 14. Odd Signs oe wee 10 15. Even Signs cH a + 10 16. Signs of Long Ascension... a. = =10 17. Signs of Short Ascension... we 10 18. Siredaya Signs... oa we 10 19. Prustodaya Signs see ws Wl 20. Quadrants aes a we OIL 21. Trines ase oa oe IL Anicle. 22, 23. 24. 25. 25a. Exaltations oo 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 39. 40. Succeedent Houses Cadent Houses ... Oopachayas Planetary Ownerships Debilitations - Good and Evil Planets Sexes on Moola Thrikonas. .. Planetary Relations we Karakas an Bhavas The Astrological Measure... ASTRONOMICAL TERMINOLOGY The Axis and Poles of the Earth The Earth's Equator on The Latitude... The Longitude The Celestial Equator The Celestial Latitude The Dectination CHAPTER II].—-THE AYANAMSA The Equinoctial Points one Precession of the Equinoxes Movable and Fixed Zodiacs ... irayana —" The Sayana and The Ayanamsa Varahamihira’s Observations Exact Date of Coincidence not known Use of Ayanamsa Determination of (Approximate) Ayanamsa