Many years back, a well-known magazine Dharmayuga, edited
by Dharamveer Bharti, used to be printed from Bombay. Because
of my interest in literature, I used to read various newspapers
and magazines. During those days only, a reminiscent article
written by the much discussed author Amrita Pritam, was published
in Dharmayuga, in which she wrote about her memoirs of a Bhrigu
Shastri of Hoshiarpur in Punjab. On reading that article,
the desire to know and understand Bhrigu Samhita, and meet
some Bhrigu Shastri became very strong. But, Perhaps, it was
not acceptable to God at that time, so this desire remained
dormant, but alive on sub-conscious level.
This child was born and brought up in a Brahmin family in
modern environment. After getting a job, call it Samskaar
or Dasha, I was drawn toward the study of Astrology and started
learning it. Perhaps, it was my good fortune or destiny; only
God knows better, I got Shri K.N. Rao as my Guru.
While studying, and afterwards when I started teaching Astrology,
that dormant desire was again awakened. I often heard from
Rao Sahib about one such Pundit, who used to give predictions
on the basis of Bhrigu Samhita, and it will be proper to mention
that he used to predict correctly. We have been hearing about
him from Rao sahib since 1994-95, but could not meet him.
Perhaps I was not running the appropriate Dasha, or simply
it was not to be then. Not before, but now after learning
Astrology, it is correct and proper to mention that it was
not the right time. I made many efforts, but could not succeed.
Eventually I impressed on my mind that if destined, then perhaps…may
Bhrigu Samhita is an unerring treatise created by Bhrigu
Rishi, and it is a belief that it contains the birth charts
and prediction of all the living beings of the universe. The
article written by Amritaji and published in Dharmyuga strengthened
this belief. And when a person of her caliber gives proof
of the correctness of this treatise, then there remains no
place for doubt. But people are people, and that too people
of kali yoga, how can they accept the truth (absolute?) about
anything; and if accept, then it will be in a corrupt form
only. Materialism has made available many Bhrigu Samhitas
now, so that even Bhrigu Rishi must have become perplexed.
Therefore how can the readings according to these corrupt
Samhitas be correct? This has evoked many doubts in human
mind. Faith in any subject is awakened either due to the blessings
of Guru, or through direct experience. So, with a desire to
visit Bhrigu Samhita certified by Guru, I kept myself absorbed
in astrological work.
Suddenly one day the telephone call came that we have to
go to Jaipur for the public presentation of an astrological
magazine. Then next day, we will proceed for Karoi, a small
village in Bhilwara district to visit a Bhrigu Samhita Reader,
Pt. Nathuram Ji. We finalized the programme quickly and started
for Jaipur. The work, which was not being effected for years
in spite of having all the means, that was being fulfilled
so suddenly, just like that. This is His play and we ignorant
consider ourselves the doer.
After completing our work at Jaipur, we proceeded towards
Bhilwara. After six hours of tiring journey, we reached in
front of a rural two-storied building in a small village of
Rajasthan. The nameplate outside the house told that we are
at Pt. Nathuram Ji’s door, but there was no indication on
the nameplate of his being a Bhrigu Samhita Reader.
All kinds of doubts were clouding my mind, but the company
of Guru was very reassuring mentally. We entered the place
thinking that what has destiny in store for us. But, being
an astrologer myself, I sometimes think, what is the use of
knowing all this.
We took our places after introduction to Punditji. The process
started. Punditji, first, saw the Janma-Patrika, and then
examined both the palms of the querist and did some calculations
on his state. In between the calculations, he kept on looking
at the palms also. Being seated near him, I was able to look
at the calculations he was doing, but couldn’t make out anything
out of it. After this mathematical analysis, he took out some
papers marked with numbers and kundlies drawn in a circular
form. When he took out the kundli, based on the number got
from the mathematical analysis, it was exactly the same as
the querist’s birth chart. I was totally taken aback, that
a Delhi-ite who never met this Rajasthani Pundit before, how
his birth chart could be found with Punditji. On this page
was marked the position of the moon and the rest of the planets.
A number was also marked on this page that indicated the number
of the leaf, which Punditji will take out from his box to
give the Reading.
After that, Punditji took out that leaf with predictions
written on it and started reading. The prediction was written
in Sanskrit. Punditji was first reading in Sanskrit and simultaneously
translating it in Hindi. I was being reassured of the reliability
and correctness of this Shastra, but was astounded also. How
could the life events of a person were ascertained ages ago,
when he was not even born. Then who is the creator, He or
I? Who is hidden in Bulle Shah’s coffee, in the poetry of
Mayadevi, or in the voice of Kabir and Meera and is happily
enchanted by His own play, and is quietly continuing this
magical game of illusion.
Here, I would like to make a special mention of the event
that happened with Russian friends of Rao Sahib. This Russian
couple came to India to participate in a seminar. Both of
them know astrology well. We, once again, went to Punditji
with them. Punditji, generally, does not give a Reading after
the sunset, but that day he did, and started looking at the
charts of the Russian couple. The most astonishing incident
happened, when he rectified an already corrected chart, by
his method of calculation. He corrected the birth time by
ten minutes. According to the revised time, the birth lagna
changed to Capricorn from Sagittarius. Punditji took only
10 to 15 minutes for this rectification process.
Rectification of birth time is a very complicated technique,
and many astrologers are not acquainted with the methods of
rectification. They mislead their clients only on hearsay.
But, if the time correction done by Punditji is correct, then
it should reflect in the prediction also – Thinking this I
kept quiet and waited for the Reading.
You are the first child of your parent", this was the
first declaration of Punditji, and was absolutely correct.
"You did not have good relations with your father".
And then he predicted many incidents about that Russian’s
past life, which were absolutely unerring. Then he gave some
predictions regarding future, which can only be tested in
Then Punditji started examining the wife’s kundli and made
some pronouncements, on hearing which everyone sitting there
was shocked, because those incidents were related with her
personal life. I do not consider it ethical to mention them
here, but one of his remarks astonished everyone (astrologers,
because all persons present there astrologers) present there.
Punditji said, "You are born from the second marriage
of your mother and your father married thrice".
Being an astrologer, I can distinctly say that, although
it is not impossible to discern this kind of incident in a
birth chart, but is not very easy also. Only a very distinguished
astrologer can make forecasts of this caliber, the average
astrologer who are found in every nook and corner in the cities
like fungus, cannot even think distantly to bring such minute
point to notice. Someone with extra ordinary genius can only
make such predictions and who else, except Bhrigu Ji Maharaja,
can posses such extraordinary brilliance.
But this was not the end of striking instances yet. It appeared
that today Bhrigu Maharaja was bent upon shattering the ego
of ignorant astrologers who boasted of being an astrologer.
When the Reading was nearing the end, Punditji said, "Bhrigu
Maharaja says – that on certain date, certain day, certain
paksha and after sunset this consulter will listen to this
Reading with her husband and three others", which was
true literally. These two foreigners were totally amazed by
such forecasts and they bowed respectfully with folded hands
to this treatise written by Bhrigu Maharaja.
First on hearing the analysis of my chart, then of the Russian
couple and others, who accompanied us, all our doubts evaporated
regarding Bhrigu Samhita. Then the question arose regarding
the forecasts. Would that be as correct as the past happenings?
Guruji reassured that Bhrigu Maharaja cannot make false predictions,
and much authentic verification is available regarding the
validity of this Shastra.
We bowed before Bhrigu Maharaja and his medium Pundit Nathuramji,
and started on return journey to Delhi. All the way back,
we minutely pondered over the predictions trying to coordinate
them with the birth-chart, and found that if we try hard,
we can decipher the astrological reasons for these incidents.
But the kind of subtle prophecies, which can be made through
this Shastra, no astrologer can do it that easily and so promptly.
We offered our silent homage to the composer and speaker
of this Shastra. But, then again a question arose in my mind,
that all those shops, which are running in the name of Bhrigu
Samhita, can all of them claim to be the medium of Bhrigu
Maharaja. My mind says ‘no’, and rest of you should be able
to decide by your own experience.