Books for Beginners in Jyotish.

I have written some of the really essentials one’s only but these books will not only help you get started in Jyotish but also to understand the subject very well- Please go through it -I have added amazon links below to avoid any confusion. The list contains for both Hindi and English as well.

I have over 1200 books in which some of them are manuscripts, some hand written and I haven’t came across a book which hasn’t taught me anything as sometimes its not the time that you will get the essence of the book, As if you are mentally prepared the book will start revealing everything you need to know and beyond it and even a single sentence will start giving you cramps due to happiness and same book will seem ordinary for some other person.

Its all about how we perceive anything in life or appreciate the beauty of the book- Venus Rahu combo/ 2nd lord with Rahu/Rahu connection to 2nd house will make sure you see and value things beyond normal -which very few people can see- The stronger the connection get- the power to see the value in any person/object increases while Jupiter in 2nd or aspecting second house can hardly judge wrong or right, I have explained that earlier as well.

So here is the list of 7 books for beginners in Jyotish.

1) My Experiences with Astrology– The book is about Journey of Dr. B.V Raman on how he became Jyotish and challenges he faced, This book will grip you as not only you will learn several principles of Jyotish but also how Jyotish really calls you. Here is the link

2) How to Judge Horoscope- Part-1 and 2- B.V Raman– This is really a good book to see how to quickly analyze any house and rules related to a particular house in any chart.
An old astrologer Bansal ji use to say- If you can read only this book -you become half astrologer and he was not wrong as book contains lot of information.

3) Fundamentals of Astrology- R.K Bhat– This is another good book to understand every house- I recommended it various times to see significations of houses and planets- In this book as well as in Lal-Kitab -5th house is referred as Umbrella while in another classic -I found Moon as Umbrella and body odor to be seen from 7th and same is for the perfume, Why i am telling you to pay attention these minor details as this will be used in remedy and predictions later on- Such as Mars in 7th in Gemini Sign will make perfume which is made of Tulips or similar fragrance.

Here is the Link –

4) Advance Techniques of Predictive Astrology– This is a good book with lot of reasoning and covering almost every topic in Jyotish and definitely recommended to read even if you have spent some years in Jyotish as well.

Here is the Link- Advanced Techniques of Predictive Astrology Vol-1 & 2

5) Compendium of Marriage by Mridula Trivedi– This book although covers marriage in detail but also teaches several principles of Jyotish which can be applied to any chart- This book really helped with all doubts related to marriage issues as there are several examples given in the book.

Here is the link –

Now starts the Hindi List

6) Dev Vichar Mala by- H.N Katve- This has been referred by K.N Rao Ji several time when he quotes H.N Katve -It has several gems which no other book contains such as Moon in sign of Mercury will give business related to flowers but also name will be also associated with flower only so very different list of significations are in these books.

7) Sachitra Jyotish Shiksha- This is another gem of books comes in set but contains almost everything a beginner needs – I still refer to it as it contains everything from start to end.

That is it- I believe if you can read at least 2 of the above listed books- you are good to go as this will give you better understanding of subject and get you started.

41 thoughts on “Books for Beginners in Jyotish.”

      1. Deepanshu ji, thank you for giving out the names of these books. Also, can you point out a book which discusses in detail about the sign qualities. Thank you.

  1. Sir can you please clarify that point about jupiter in 2nd not knowing right from wrong or atleast give the link to the video where you have explained it .

  2. Debadri Chatterjee

    Sir can you clarify that point about jupiter in 2nd not knowing right from wrong or atleast give me the link to the videi where you have explained it.

  3. E S Jagadeeshwar

    Thank you, Deepanshu ji. When I was young I regularly read the Astrological magazine of Sri B V Raman during 1980s and 1990s. He was a upasaka of Lord Hayagriva and he used his divine intuition to predict the future of the individual and the country. Naturally the said predictions came into reality.

    Secondly had wonderful old books on Astrology. Varaha Mihira’s Brihat Samhita in English more than 1000 pages is also available.

    You had more than 1200 books means your knowledge is wonderful. Pure professional with enough experience.

    We had 9 planets. If 8 to nil planets are placed in each pada of a nakshatra in each rasi what will happen? If the said rasi or star had benefic or malefic aspects when and what will happen? What are the remedies? specially as per Lal-kitab are known prediction will be proper. May be accurate due to analysis of Divisional Charts, mahardasa and dasaa bhuktis.

    For an individual predicting the out come and suggesting suitable remedy are necessary. If the bad is removed, outcome will be good.

    Wish God bless you always Deepanshu ji.

  4. Sanjeev Shukla

    Its strange – i was mentally asking Deepanshu ji some of the things that are mentioned in his post

  5. I’m 65 years of age,reading astrology for 5 year. Mr Deepanshu is not just well read but has blessings of Divine.God bless him.

  6. Pranam Sir,

    I am very happy that you opened this blog to share us your knowledge.

    Thank You very much for the list.

    After I was advised to study astrology in my Dream, I too started with Raman Sir’s Books. But I could not Digest them properly even after reading it a couple of times.I have not found any other books with such standard.

    I will start with other books.

    Waiting eagerly for your book on Nakshatra!!!

    My body gets up headed too much and I started to get health issues so stopped studying astrology.

    It would be of great help if you to share some information on the problems that Astrologers face and remedies & rituals that has to be followed.

  7. Thankyou for your kind advise , some time a gud advice opens gateway to wisdom for someone ,hope it will help all the dvine knowledge seakers.

  8. Whoa…you are amazing!! This is just what I waiting for…unless these books are out of stock everywhere:(

    Venus-Rahu is after all not so bad I guess… cited everywhere. It does help us appreciate the beauty in everything and everyone around us.

    Also, a small request. Hope all your FB posts and You tube videos
    carry some 3-5 hashtags and the first 3 being the most vital and that’s what Google picks up for indexing on their platform. That way it can reach a broader audience and the page always comes up in searches…. for example #jyotish #vedicastrology #eclipse etc as its trending..also under the “About us” page on FB. Facebook hashtags are a nice touch from a search perspective, allowing you to get more eyes on your posts.

    Just something I noticed please. It may take a few days for the algorithms to pick up but it will help eventually.
    And yes, as you said in the end we hope “that is not it” and you keep giving us more! A lot of us look forward to these posts!!

  9. Bns Janardhan Rao

    Dear Deepanshu ji,

    I have developed interest in learning Astrology by watching your YouTube videos.
    The knowledge u posses is very rare. I do have an Astrologer with me, who can predict things without looking in horoscope. He is a venus type astro always sees remedies in tantra and mantra running after money.

    I was looking to change my job since many of youtube astro channel predicted this year2020, meen rashi people is having a better job prospects.
    I have some problems in financial aspects and also in my martial life.
    When i started searching for the planets placements in my lagna chart like ketu in 6th house.
    I have come across your videos and developed interest to master this astrology.
    I have bought lalkitab, 2 weeks back online and on the same day while seeing a grey colour cat while walking i fell down. Till now i dont want to open the book since i dont see my nimits are encouraging and also i have saturn in 8th house.

    I dont know when i will get better job but i would like to learn from you and thank you for sharing knowledge.

    God bless you


  10. Thank you so much sir
    Your efforts are so precious but it’s a request don’t feel bad who are copying you. Master piece is only one and you are the creator of these techniques. Your students will always support n pay back your efforts one day.
    Keep going with lot of smile.

  11. Thank you so much sir
    Your efforts are so precious but it’s a request don’t feel bad who are copying you. Master piece is only one and you are the creator of these techniques. Your students will always support n pay back your efforts one day.
    Keep going with lot of smile.

  12. Google couldn’t find any book titled Fundamentals of Astrology- R.K Bhat. But found another book titled Fundamentals of Astrology by M R Bhat. The link given for Book 3 shows Book no 2 instead. Could you please clarify recommendation no 3?

  13. Sanjeev Kumar Pattnayak

    Thank you sir . For now i will try to learn from these books when I
    will be able to afford your course I will definitely try to join.

  14. Hi there,
    There might be a small market in converting these books to digital copies. Personally I prefer physical books because seeing them there prompts me to go back to visit different concepts. Anyway…I can’t get a copy of these easily without a massive markup + shipping. The first book sells for 22 x the price (a bit much for me right now) and the others will be significantly higher if I can get them sent to my country at all. Maybe later when the flights come back!

  15. Sir, the link for Fundamentals of astrology by Mr. Bhat…the link seems wrong. Can you please correct. On check Amazon there seems to be 3 different books.

  16. Great Works….Sir.When will I get a reply from you Sir….as I’ve mailed you a couple of times regarding the obvious…thanks n regards….vivek

  17. Sir @Lunar astro ,there are lots of misconceptions amongst learners regarding VENU RAHU combination and aspect.Please,Can you write an article about this conjuction in d9 chart,as its a fruit of rashi chart.Also,when we talk about venus,immediately spouse comes to mind.So can you write an article on rahu aspect on 7th lord,7th house both in d1 and d9.There is lot of illusion in this combination,as Rahu maharaj is present there 🙂

  18. ABHISHEK JAIN jain

    Apki Sabse acchi baat mujhe yahi lagti aaap book suggest krte hai.

    Inme se mostly padhi hai Maine

    Meri life Ka ek funda rha jb bhi Mai Kisi scholar se Mila .. unse ashirwad me Kuch books Ka suggestions liya or padha… transformation hota gya…

    Now I have over 350 books in my treasure…

  19. सर राधे-राधे बहुत अच्छी बहुत अच्छी जानकारी दी आपने और मेरा कुंभ लग्न है और सूर्य और बुध एक साथ दसवें घर में बैठे हैं और दसवें घर का मालिक मंगल अष्टम भाव में गुरु और केतु के साथ बैठे हैं आशा करती हूं आप से मैं और भी ऐसे ही सीखते रहूंगी

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