Indian Vedic astrology is perhaps the oldest branch of Futurology known to the human race. There are references about Indian astrology in ancient scriptures, Vedas and Puranas authored thousands of years ago in this part of the land. The first known treatise on Vedic Astrology is supposed to be authored by Lord Skanda the son of one of the trinities in Hindu religion, Lord Shiva the re-creator.Even today this treatise is available and stands testimony to the age of this branch of futurology.
Indian Vedic Astrology is known for its unique system of predictions and calculations. While western astrology basically follows the Sun signs and predictions are based on the the same, Indian Vedic Astrology takes into consideration the Moon sign, which is more broad, personalized and accurate. The signs of the zodiac being twelve the whole human race is divided into 12 equal divisions in other branches of Astrology and they are more of general in nature, the Indian Astrology make use of the Moon sign, and each Zodiacal sign is further sub divided into 9 thus making the calculations more subtle. Not only the zodiacal signs are classified according to constellations or ‘Nakshatras’ as it is called in Sanskrit, The placement of the planets is also considered from these constellations. Indian Astrology based on Parasara system the conventional system widely followed in India, and later on sharpened by celebrities like Varahamihira, is a fool proof system. There is no second work on astrology to match the Brihatjathaka authored by Varahamihira the legendary figure in Indian Astrology.
One of the ancient and popular astrologers of Kerala, Thalakkulathur Bhattathiripad had written a comprehensive explanation only on the first 10 chapters of ‘Brihatjathaka” known as ‘Dasadhyayee’ since he was of the opinion that the whole essence of Vedic Astrology had been summarized by Varahamihira in the first 10 chapters itself in his monumental work.Today the Vedic Astrologers, of Kerala, the cradle of Hindu Astrology, follows the latter work of Bhattathiripad and another unique treatise known as ‘Prasnamargam’ the one and only comprehensive horary astrological treatise available today.
Indian Vedic Astrology apart from its unique system of prediction as explained above also follows the Dasa system based on the constellation of natal Moon in the birth chart to precisely predict the timing of events which no other branch of Astrology can boast of.In short it is one of the most scientific and reliable tools to have an insight into one’s personality and future events or circumstances that could help ease the life of an individual and lead a more comfortable life if not a perfect one.