SOTHIDA MANAN PROF.
was born at Thiruvaiyaru (Lat.10 48N; Long 79 15 E) a short
distance Northeastward of the town of Thanjavur in Tamilnadu.
Thriuvaiyaru the "Sacred" land of "five rivers (Cauvery,
Coleroon or Kollidam, Kudamurutti, Vennar and Vettar) is
considered as sacred as Kasi or Varanasi (Banares), if not
more. (Kasikku vessam adhikam Thiruvaiyaru). The place is
associated with the name of Saint Thyagaraja, a great
devotee of Lord Sri Rama and one of the Trimurtis (Trinity)
of Carnatic Music, the other two being Sri Syama Sastri and
Sri Muthuswami Dikshitar.
was initiated into spiritual practice by Mahakavi Sri
Sundaresa Sarma. Brahmasree Sundaresa Sarma is a divine
soul, a great Sanskrit poet and scholar. After finishing
his education at St. Joseph's college, Tiruchirapalli, Prof.
Krishnamurti entered the service of the Government of
Tamilnadu in the Public Health Department at the King
Institute, Guindy, Madras ,on 14-7-1927. He studied the
Hindu and Western systems of Astrology thoroughly, but was
deeply disappointed at the inadequacy and lack of precision
of both. He noticed that a planet in its period invoked the
results of a house with which it is not connected by
occupation, ownership, association or aspect which are the
ordinary considerations in prediction. This opened his eyes
to the supreme importance of constellations in prediction.
He established by his researches that the results of a
planet (in its period) are strongly modified by the lord of
the constellation in which it is posited according to the
occupation, ownership, association and aspects of the
latter. Prof. Krishnamurti understood that the difference in
the result should be attributed to the exact portion of the
constellation occupied by the planet. For determining the
zone of the constellation occupied by the tenanting planet
the constellation had to be divided in some significant,
scientific manner. The idea of dividing the constellation
in the mysterious unequal Vimsottari proportion attributed
to the venerable Sage Parasara struck him . Prof.
Krishnamurti succeeded again in establishing through his
researches that the manner (favorable or adverse) in which
house result are invoked by a planet is dictated by the lord
of the division of the constellation in which the planet is
posited (whom he calls the sub-lord) according to the
occupation, ownership etc., of the latter(the sublord).
The problem of
differences (in longevity, financial status, profession
etc.,) in the lives of twins born within very short
intervals which have a bearing on the house -cusps had also
been engaging his attention from the beginning. Prof.
Krishnamurti takes the house cusp as the starting point of
the house and not as the midpoint as in the Sripathy
Padhdhati of Hindu Astrology. He has established through
innumerable correct predictions that his method is correct.
Like the planets he subjected the house-cusps to the method
of constellation and sub. The planet owning either the
constellation or the sub on the cusp of a house gives the
results of the house provided it is in a constellation and
sub sympathetic to the matters of the house.Likewise a
planet posited in the constellation of the constellation
lord or the sublord of the cusp of a house invoked the
results of that house in the manner dictated by the planet's
innumerable "yogas" (which do not take into account house
connections in any scientific manner) which fix the
longevity in various ranges.There is the method of
Ashtakavarga based on rough Rasi chart which is used to
predict longevity.All these tumble down before the problem
of difference in the longevity of twins.
The prosperity or
prediction of a bhava is generally examined with reference
to the sign strength of the bhava lord and bhavakaraka,
their benefic or malefic associations and aspects. He
understood that something fast moving is to relied upon.
And that is the house cusp which is rarely marked or
examined by the vociferous protagonists of Astrology. If the
cusp is caught in the right sub, a thorough examination of
the stellar position and disposition of the sublord would
reveal the fate of the bhava correctly. This too Prof.
Krishnamurti established through research on innumerable
charts. The differences in the longevity, financial status,
profession etc., of twins were explained remarkably &
accurately by the sublords of the relavant cusps.
noticed that great gains came to some during "Sade Sathi"
honour on Chandrashtma day and so on. He extended his
stellar technique to transits as well. The lords of the
constellation and sub transited by the transiting planet
explain the events accurately in terms of the houses they
was thus able to supply the missing links in the existing
techniques of prediction found a unique technique
comprehensive, scientific and minute, a Padhahati known by
his name, a system that would apply to the goose and the
's theory that the planets co-ruling the moment when a
matter is taken up for examination with real urge will
co-rule the moment of fructification of the matter as well
is immensely helpful in pinpointing the time of occurrence
of events especially in Horary Astrology. We have seen how
unerring predictions can be offered if a chart is erected
scientifically for the correct birth time and the
house-cusps are caught in the right subs. Reversing the
process, the subs of house-cusps can be fixed accurately,
if a few events relating to the native or those directly
related to him (say, parents) are known. Ruling planets
coupled with events constitute an excellent method of
rectification of birth time.
Those who thirst for the knowledge of the minute secrets of
prediction can quench their thirst abundantly if only they
approach Krishnamurti Padhdhati with gentlemanly faith.