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Uttara Kalamrita

By Kshitij Sharma,
Published: April 12, 2008, Last Updated: April 13, 2014

Name of the book Uttara Kalamrita
Author Kalidasa, commentary by Jagannath Bhasin
Publisher Ranjan Publications, New Delhi, India

This book is written by Kalidasa and there is a lot of evidence to suggest that he is the same Kalidasa who was one of the navaratnas in the court of King Vikramaditya of Ujjaini and was the author of classics like Raghuvansham, Abhigyan-shakuntalam etc. This work presents a new facet of the talent of the literary genius.

I bought this book recently and will always regret not finding it and purchasing it earlier when I was just starting to learn astrology. As explained in the preface of the book, this book should really be treasured. The list of planetary and bhava karakas is very extensive and it alone makes it one of the most referred to books by authors in recent times.

Any student of astrology should get hold of this book and read it many times and internalize the concepts presented in this book. The book explains in a very simple language how planetary combinations (yogas) work, what are the rules of combination of the planets, how strength of planets and bhavas should be calculated based on position of the lord of the bhava and other planets related to the bhava and how aspects of planets affect bhavas.

The book is excellent and a lot of credit should go to the commentator Mr. Bhasin for his effort. To give an example, the editor gives a very good argument on how and why planets get exalted and debilitated in only certain signs and to illustrate this point, he tells us why Mars gets exalted in Capricorn, when the planet considers Saturn, the owner of Capricorn sign to be a neutral and when Saturn considers Mars to be an enemy.


  • Comment by sitikantha jena on October 6, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    I am at Pune.I want to buy “uttara kalamrita” vedic astrology book .Is it avaleble in any book store at pune.

  • Comment by maryam imani on January 5, 2010 at 10:22 am

    what will become in my life 2010

  • Comment by chotu on January 22, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    if you can send me this book i will be thankful

  • Comment by NITIN GUPTA on March 21, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Hello Kshitij ji

    If you could give me a lead from where to buy uttara kalamrita by kalidasa – commentry by Jagannath Bhasin.
    Or if you could make a xerox copy of the one which you have & courier it to my address & i will deposit cash in your bank account.
    Or if you could scan it & mail it to my email.
    Kindly Contact
    Thanks & Regards

  • Comment by raghab acharya on May 5, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    I am at Bhopal.I want to buy “uttara kalamrita” vedic astrology book .Is it avaleble in any book store at Bhopal? If so, please send me the address of the Book Store and cost of the Book.

  • Comment by Ajitkumar Debnath on January 8, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    I am keenly interested to get this book. Actually I want delve into the book so that I may get some facts about Mahakavi Kalidas. It will be easy for the interested, learned people to get the book through internet in PDF file.

    With best Regards,
    Ajitkumar Debnath

  • Comment by Mahendra on November 9, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Sir, Give me all books of Kalidasa, about Astrology.

    I am waiting for your answer.

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