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Three Hundred Important Combinations

By Kshitij Sharma,
Published: April 13, 2008, Last Updated: April 13, 2014

Name of the book Three Hundred Important Combinations
Author Dr. B. V. Raman
Publisher IBH Prakashana, Bangalore, India.
Amazon Link Three Hundred Important Combinations

Dr. Raman presents three hundred combinations in this book – beneficial ones which he calls yoga and malefic ones which he calls arishta – relating to all aspects of human life.

In the first chapter and throughout the book, the author stresses not to take these yogas at face value and deal with them with a little more maturity. He then explains these yogas in detail and with an example of each one, explains each of the yogas in detail and what are the pitfalls a student of astrology must avoid at all costs.

It is important to understand the attributes and characteristics of planets involved in the yoga. This would be due to their natural tendencies and by being rulers of certain houses in the horoscope with more importance given to latter. E.g. Jupiter, Venus, well associated Mercury and waxing Moon are benefics, but their natural characteristics are modified by lordship of certain houses. Since most planets own two signs, this influence is further modified. The author exhorts the reader to carefully go through his other texts viz. Manual of Hindu Astrology and Graha and Bhava Balas in order to accurately calculate the strength of the yoga, which is nothing but the strength of the planets involved in the yoga.

I cannot possibly write the names of all three hundred yogas here but will try to give some of the important ones – pancha mahapurusha yogas, budhaditya yoga, various raja yogas, raja yoga bhanga, neechabhanga rajayogas etc.

There is one whole chapter on Kal Sarpa Yoga where the author mentions a lot of new points regarding this yoga based on his own research. He mentions that KSY makes a person industrious, hard working and aware of ones own ability despite restlessness. In a KSY horoscope, (1) evil gets intensified if lagna is between Ketu and Rahu, (2) evil is almost neutralized if lagna is between Rahu and Ketu and (3) Yoga can be considered defunct if even one planet is with Rahu or Ketu or outside of this axis.

The book helps in creating the maturity and awareness required of a good astrologer. Overall, it is not just a reference book for three hundred yogas, it is a text book to be read and reread and logic and reasoning learnt from the book should be applied to every chart.


  • Comment by munish kumar on June 27, 2008 at 11:32 am

    sharma ji i purchased and read this book. this seems a necessity to follow this manual for the students of astrology.

  • Comment by Bidisha on March 3, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    I am keenly interested in learning astrology. Please suggest me which book to follow first amomgst the list you have given.I have no knowlwdge on this topic.Looking forward for your answer.


  • Comment by swapnil on March 26, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    date of birth 3july 1986 time 6:15 pm birthplace korba chhatisgarh previously in mp i wanna is there vipreet raj yog in my kundly when will i start getting benefit

  • Comment by arun on December 18, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    dear sir, i want to know that if there is neech bhang rajayoga in my kundli details:dob:12-jul-1987,time:01:25am,place:shivpuri

  • Comment by arun on December 18, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    dob:12-jul-1987,time:01:25am,place:shivpuri what are the yogas in my kundli

  • Comment by ramesh on July 27, 2013 at 1:29 pm


  • Comment by Deepak kumar sah on September 12, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    My dob-05nov1986
    05:25am , champua odisha.bruschik rashi

  • Comment by venkata chalapathi on September 5, 2016 at 12:34 am

    Dear sir,
    That I’m confused with my birth chart since I do not understand the course of my life, it is helpful if you helped me with my horoscope sir
    D.O.B. 27/06/1973
    T.O.B. 4:30AM
    P.O.B. Tirupati Andrapradesh

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