Reference Books on Vedic Astrology




May 19th, 2008

The Nakshatras, The Lunar Mansions of Vedic Astrology

Name of the book The Nakshatras, The Lunar Mansions of Vedic Astrology
Author Dennis M. Harness
Publisher Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, USA
Amazon Link The Nakshatras: the Lunar Mansions of Vedic Astrology

There are some books in astrology with a specific title where real subject matter relevant to the title is present in less than 50% of the book and rest is copied from first few chapters of Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra. This book on Nakshatras is different and remains true to the subject throughout.

It is the folly of the Indians and a side effect of being subjected of imperialism for so long that we generally look towards west for approval for small things. An average Jay in this country may never learn one asana of yoga, but will swell with pride when he sees an American do it. However, I am pretty sure I am not falling for the same thing when I say that this is a genuinely good book. It is heartening to see pundits from the West picking up concepts like Nakshatra and divisional charts that are unrelated to Western Astrology.

For all twenty seven nakshatras, qualities associated with them are described lucidely in the book. Since Sun, Moon and Lagna are three pillars of a horoscope, qualities are described from each of the three falling in the nakshatra. Qualities of looks, personality, career interest and attitude are discussed. The author also mentions health issues such people are likely to develop and should be aware of. For a free ego trip, you can find out some of famous people and celebrities you share janma nakshatra, Sun nakshatra and lagna nakshatra with.


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3 Responses to “The Nakshatras, The Lunar Mansions of Vedic Astrology”

Asang Maun Says:
May 6th, 2010 at 12:53 am

The detailed charasters of Naxatras are found differet astrology various Books.It will be better if you ca add the character of each axatra according to it’s chara. Thanks


Pinki Banerjee Says:
May 30th, 2008 at 1:19 pm

Lunar Mansions – Nakshtra

Pinki Banerjee


Pinki Banerjee Says:
May 30th, 2008 at 1:18 pm

Dear Sir

I want to buy your book written by Denis Harness, Lotus Press. How much I have to pay according

to Indian money. Please let me know.

with regards

Pinki Banerjee


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