The following explanations are taken from the Tamizh Book “Vivaha Vinyanam” by P.S. Iyer.
The author of this book, the Great Legend P.S.Iyer was born on 2nd July, 1921 Saturday, Krithika Nakshatra, Tula Lagna, Puthukkottai Samasthanam in a village called Tirumanjeri. Upanayana Samskara was formally done when he was 8 years old. He formally learnt Vedas, Shastras, Jyotish and Ayurveda. He also spent several years learning Yajur Veda in a VedaPathashala. He was well versed in several languages like Malayalam, Tamizh, Hindi and Urdu.
For him Jyotish was an Upasana . In the course of his career, he has written numerous articles in different languages on topics including Stree Jataka, Parihara , Graha Yuddha and Medical Astrology. In addition, he has written some amazing and rare books. He has participated in several conferences in India and across the globe and has given several speeches. He was also running a magazine by the name “Kerala Jothidam”.
Importance of Marriage
Marriage confers on the couple equal responsibilities in respect of Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha which form the essence of human life. For Srauta Smartha Nitya karmas and yagyas one needs to be married. The one who is not married should follow Brahmacharya Ashrama. If you don’t have a child, attaining salvation is difficult. Srauta Karma is as per the the Shruti and Vedas. Smartha Karma means Smrithi or Anushtanas as per the the Shastras. Nitya Karmas are the anushtanas that we follow on a daily basis. Through Vamsa Vriddhi or Santana Prapti these anushtanas are passed on the next generation. The very essence of Gruhasthashrama is the uniting of two souls to uphold Dharma.
Let’s discuss one of the techniques given in the book for denial of marriage.
Generally for marriage we look at Lagna, Transit Guru, Guru Balam, Kalatrakaraka Venus, 7th Bhava and the placement of its lord and the Dasha. These factors play a very important role in the timing and quality of marriage. By denial of marriage one is not able to enjoy the pleasures of marriage.
Technique # 1
If the 7th lord, 7th Bhava and Kalatrakaraka Venus are all lacking in strength then the native will not be married. If two of them have strength and are aspected by the Lagnathipathy then the native will get married, but will not be able to enjoy the pleasures of marriage. Out of the 3 if only one has strength then the native’s wife will die during a particular age or year.
- To know the strength, the state of planets, the drishti, conjunction and placement in Navamsa should be considered.
- If the Lagnathipathy, Yogathipathy or 7th lord is holding good strength and aspects the above then the effect of the above mentioned rule will be reduced.
- If planets are in Asthanga or Neecha Rashi they are considered to be weak.
- If placed in Shatru Navamsa then the planet again loses strength.
Lets analyze the above mentioned technique with an example chart
Birth details: 14th May, 1974, 14:30, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India. Male
Kindly note I follow the South Indian style for determining the Karana lords. Also I find the predictions very accurate when using the Southern tradition.
The Native is one of my clients and is working as a lecturer in a college while pursuing a doctorate. Born in the year 1974, however he remains unmarried till date. Let’s analyze this horoscope with the given technique.
Here the 7th lord Jupiter placed 12th to its Bhava shows the difficulty in marriage. The Lagnathipathy is not aspecting the 7th Lord, Jupiter not aspected by any planet too. Its Ishta phala is 18.89 and Kashta phala is 40.37. Even though placed in Karna lord Nakshatra Satabisha Rahu is not well placed as its in Vrishchik Rashi. The 7th Bhava itself is a Moksha Rashi and a watery sign. Venus placed in Revati, a Gandamool nakshatra further weakens the Kalatrakaraka. Even though its Ishta phala is 41.86 and Kashtapahala is only 9.77 still Venus is placed in the nakshatra of a Dagdha rashi lord, weakening its ability to give marriage. If remedies are done for Mercury (Dagdha rashi lord) then Venus will gain in strength. Also, note the Lagnathipathy is not aspecting Venus. Rahu as karana lord does aspect Venus but its own placement is not strong enough to help. The negative factors are strong enough to override Venus’ exaltation. 7th Bhava so hold only 327 Bala again not aspected by Mercury. Furthermore the lagna itself is a Dagdha Rashi and the Lagnathipathy conjunct with avayogi makes the lagna lord quite weak. In Trimsamsha, Jupiter is placed in Shatru Rasi of Mithuna and rising in Taurus sign which is the 9th Bhava in D1 shows misfortunes in Trimsamsha. The 9th bhava of any chart also shows the rituals that happen in one’s life.
Based on the above technique when we analyze the above chart it’s very clear why the native is still unmarried at 48 years old.
Now lets analyze another horoscope comparing the panchabhoothas and the above technique. In the south we have temples dedicated to panchabhoothas. Have you ever wondered why our ancestors gave so much importance to these elements? It’s important to know the role of the elements and strength of the planets.
Birth Details : 4:20 am 21st December 1975 Chennai Tamilnadu India Male
Here the 7th lord placed 6th to its bhava is weakening the 7th lord and 2nd Bhavathipathy placed in Revathi, Gandamool nakshatra indicates trouble in Kudumbasthan. Now lets analyze on the basis of tattvas. The Lagnathipathy, retro Mars in Mrigsirisha 2 Nakshatra is in Earth element in both Rasi and Amsa. The 7th lord and kalatrakaraka venus are the same which makes the tattvas strong. It is in Visakha 1 and is in Air element in Rasi and Fire in Amsa. In the Navamsa, the Lagnathipathy is in the Earth element which when compared to Fire is totally opposite and destructive to the Lagnesha. Though Lagnesha is placed in the 7th bhava, it is retrograde and thus not strong enough to confer marriage to the native. The 4th lord, the Sukhsthan lord in Pushya 2 is in a Water Rasi and Earth in Amsa. The Earth element is dominating, however the domination of one Tattva again leads to imbalance. The native needs more of Water element which will support the Earth. The lagna point Anusham 1 is in a water Rasi and again Fire in Amsa. The lagna point is also quite weak too.
I have used J Hora for the chart details. Also note the above mentioned technique is translated as it is from the book Vivaha Vinyanam, however the horoscope analysis is done by me based on the technique mentioned in the book.
This article is dedicated to all my Vidhya Gurus from the North and the South. Without their guidance and knowledge I’m incapable of translating and analysing the horoscope. My humble obeisances to the Late P.S Iyer