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Shankracharya Jayendra Saraswati and KN RaoThe news of the death of Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati did not surprise me as for six years at least, as I personally know, his health had been bad, his diabetes was not under control. The three women who had conspired against him, Sonia Gandhi, Jayalalitha and Shashikala each suffered in her own way. Jayalalitha won elections after being defeated for one term, became the Chief minister but suffered from bad health and died a mysterious death. Shashikala is in jail and her claims of leadership is not accepted in AIADMK. It makes her a weak politician. Sonia Gandhi, now suffering from some disease has retired from active politics, has handed over the presidentship of the Congress Party to her son, in the usual familiar Nehru way---dynastic succession. Sonia’s role in the sinister plot to arrest Shankaracharya Kanchi has been mentioned by the former president of India Sri Pranab Mukherjee (See appendix I).
Mouni Baba ( 3rd March came the news of the death of Mouni Baba, three days after the mahasamadhi of Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati on the last day of February. Jayendra Saraswati, born in 1935, was 82 years when he took samadhi. In the case of Mouni Baba we never knew his age as no one knew it and it was guessed that he was ninety three years old when he took samadhi though some newspapers said that he was 108 years old then.

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More out of curiosity than solid astrological basis, it struck me suddenly whether
Saturn in Simha in the same navamsha as Ketu will cause three major political upsets in three countries, India, Pakistan and Burma (Mynamar) in the month of October?

In Pakistan, General Pervez Musharraf has been allowed to contest election for the post of the president but the judicial order on the controversial issue will be delivered by the Supreme Court of Pakistan on 17 October. The case in Pakistan is reported here thus.

Court to resume hearing in case against Musharraf’s candidature on 17th
By Sohail Khan

ISLAMABAD: A larger bench of the Supreme Court on Friday allowed the holding of presidential election as scheduled today (Saturday) but barred the issuance of a notification of the result till a final decision on the petitions, challenging Gen Musharraf’s candidature.

....the Bench unanimously resolved and directed that the election process already commenced shall continue as per schedule notified by the chief election commissioner,” Justice Javed Iqbal, who is heading the 10-member Bench, said while announcing the decision in a short order.

“But the final notification of the election of the returned candidate shall not be issued till the final decision on these petitions,” he said. The court will resume hearing on October 17. Presidential candidates Justice (Retd) Wajihuddin Ahmed and Makhdoom Amin Fahim, candidates for the presidential election, had approached the apex court pleading for the disqualification of Gen Musharraf on multiple legal and constitutional grounds.
Absence of final notification of election results is being seen by legal experts a little hope for the agitating lawyers, who want complete enforcement of the Constitution which bars a government employee from contesting elections. The court has yet to decide merit of the case. (

It is a highly interesting legal tangle. From what I little I know of constitutional law, I cannot see how if the Constitution of Pakistan bars a government employee from contesting election, the candidature of General Pervez Musharraf, a government employee, be valid at all. An adverse verdict will create an unprecedented crisis in Pakistan.
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The horoscope of Pakistan which I discussed in my article on Uncertain Future of Musharraf confirms this inference of mine.
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As to Burma, the conjunction of Saturn and Ketu is occurring in the tenth house from its Vrischika lagna and Mars is in the eighth house. The agitation of saffron clad monks who have joined students will make it a mass agitation with even some soldiers in the army, who have respect for the monks and have themselves been in monasteries in their teens, revolting against the dictator Than Shwe.

The planetary position of 17 October 2007 appears alarming to me. Saturn, Ketu are in the same navamsha and in navamsha are aspected by Mars and Jupiter.

I am taking the 10 am position of 17 October for the purpose of this prediction.

In bhava chart Saturn, Venus and Ketu will be conjoined in the tenth house Mars in the eighth house aspecting Moon in Dhanu can cause a judicial upset for General Pervez Musharraf and an assassination attempt in Burma or Mynamar.
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In India the UPA government and the leftists have reached irreconcilable positions. It is a matter of days for the leftists to announce the withdrawal of support to this government.

If Saturn causes this upset, it is, borrowing a cricketing word, a hattrick--- capturing three wickets consecutively in three balls.



It is not unlikely if this Saturn Ketu conjunction helps Gordon Brown of England make up his mind for a midterm poll.

I am aware of election heat in USA but not the details. I am stressing this because Saturn the planet of democracy conjoining Ketu can lead to some sudden and unexpected developments, against dictatorships and in favor of democratic agitations or elections. 

India’s two neighbors, Myanmar and Pakistan are under dictatorships. It will be interesting to see if they have some upsetting experience. 


One need not wait for 17 October. Since Saturn and Ketu are already in the name navamsha, it can happen anytime even now. It is an experimental prediction and worth watching. It is how we can learn more in mundane area. In any case, October is the month of political uncertainties in many countries of the world. 

( 6 October 2007)

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