Laal Kitaab is the name of five books, issued amid 1939 and 1952, which illustrate an entirely exclusive technique of Indian astrology now recognized as the Laal Kitaab system of astrology. These books, each carrying the label Laal Kitaab, are thought to be written by Late Shri Shri 1008Swami Poornanand Shastri, dweller of village Anwarpur, U.P. The Laal Kitaab books were written in Urdu with a mix of Punjabi throughout.
Numerous delusions have developed amid the people regarding Laal Kitaab. A few people were of the view that Laal Kitaab was written under some divine guidelines. Yet, the writer or the Laal Kitaab system doesn’t argue to be “God’s promise” as a poetry in the book clarifies that:
Delusions also present about the origin of this system and the name Laal Kitaab. Some people think that Laal Kitaab came from some Arabian nation. However, red colour is conventionally analytic of growth and expansion in the Indian sub-continent. Also, usually in India the business ledgers books are bound in red color and are referred to as Laal Kitaabs i.e. Red Books. This is where a business unit preserves its accounts - its debits and credits.
The Laal Kitaab volumes were also given a red binding since these books enclose “duniyaavi hisaab kitaab” i.e. the worldly ledger book of one’s life. Actually, Laal Kitaab consents in very clear language that any book dealing with this system must be bound in non-shining, red color. The red color, thus, absolutely states the Indian influence and foundation.
When were the Laal Kitaabs Printed?
The 1st Laal Kitaab, holding 383 pages was printed in 1939. This is sub-titled as “Laal Kitaab Ke Farmaan” dedicated entirely to palmistry. Abundantly demonstrated, this volume explains how to plan a birth chart based on the lines and shape of one’s hands. It also goes into different Samudrik Shastra allied facts such as physiognomy, the shape of the skull, lines on the individual’s feet.
The 2nd Laal Kitaab, holding only 156 pages was printed in 1940. It is sub-titled as “Laal Kitaab ke Armaan” i.e. the “longings” of Laal Kitaab. This version pioneers Laal Kitaab based astrology and includes various justifications, addendum and corrigendum. This edition was suggested firmly as a companion edition to the first book.
The 3rd Laal Kitaab holding 428 pages was printed in 1941. It is in a pocket book sized design which is called as gutka in Hindi. The content is mostly in poetry form. It offers Laal Kitaab in a precise form and focuses mostly on astrology. Table for yearly sequence of horoscopes i.e. Laal Kitaab methodology was 1st launched in this version.
The next version holding 384 pages was printed in 1942. This edition provides more thorough elucidation on Laal Kitaab based astrology and is peppered with palmistry and physiognomy.
The fifth & final version holding 1171 pages was published in 1952. It begins off with a widespread introduction to the “Syntax\Grammar of Laal Kitaab.” It has in-depth sections on the causes of “Pitri Rin” i.e. inborn sins and its remedies; matrimony, children, ailment, long life, voyage, earnings, building a house and the impact on a person’s life caused by the house one resides in.
Nowadays, Laal Kitaab (though currently available in duplicated form) is the largest seller of all astrology books.
Laal Kitaab puts stress on the reading of the Horoscope as a portrait of the human body. The ‘Kaal Purush’ horoscope is extremely vital to comprehend this exclusive method of astrology. This method also explains astrology based on palmistry. Generally, the books discuss the fundamentals of the Laal Kitaab method, properties of the 12 houses and the nine planets, properties of each planet as a benefic and malefic in each house.
There are lots of dissimilarities among Laal Kitaab method and the classical Indian astrology. Nearly all the labels of Laal Kitaab proclaim that the sign number of the ascendant or Lagna bhava and other houses of the birth graph prepared according to the conventional astrology may be absent. Ascendant or Lagna i.e. the 1st house in a horoscope is always measured to be holding Aries sign in it. A conventional Indian horoscope is transformed to the Laal Kitaab method by shifting the Lagna sign to Aries and the sign of the 2nd house to Taurus and like this. The planets that are in these houses are unchanged, only the Rashis\signs are changed. Every house in a horoscope has been allotted a permanent lordship of a Rashi, which is Aries for the 1st house, Taurus for the 2nd house and like this.
In order to scan a horoscope, one not wants to judge the Nakshtra\constellation\Rashi. Also Laal Kitaab doesn’t judge the impact of shifting of planets i.e. gochar hence removing the necessity for a calendar. The only time one wants a calendar, is when one is setting up the natal birth graph. Afterward, a calendar is not required at all, ever.
In the conventional Indian astrology, Sun, Mercury and Venus are always located nearby. Laal Kitaab eliminates this situation also. These planets can be multiply all over the horoscope, remote from each other in the yearly prediction chart.
The lunar nodes i.e. Rahu and Ketu which are always seven houses 180 degrees distant from each other in the conventional Indian astrology do not have to be hop by this situation. Particularly, while making a yearly progressed horoscope using Laal Kitaab’s Annual prediction chart, these two may or may not be seven houses separately. These two can even reside in adjacent houses.
Laal Kitaab does contain a 35-year phase\dasha of planets. It neither has Vimshottari Maha dasha nor the Saadhe Saati reflection of Saturn.
All the things around us have been set as council of or significators belonging to planets. Relatives, occupations, things sited in a residing including cattle, pets, trees, plants etc. install good or evil impact of a planet. Small worldly facts are correctly covered by the significator in accordance to Laal Kitaab. Information of significators of the planets is extremely important for perceptive measures of Laal Kitaab properly, since the importance of the planets change as they change the houses. In Vedic astrology, the planets do not change their importance with the change of houses. This is the exclusivity of Laal Kitaab.
Most vital feature of Laal Kitaab is the detection of harmful planets and simple, economical and very valuable remedial tips for propitiation of their evil impacts. Actually the most essential aspect of Laal Kitaab method is to find out the planet or planets causing evil impacts in one’s life and the propitiation of these harmful impacts through easy-to-perform, inexpensive, and very efficient and simple remedial tips.
Astrojini.com had given below some propitiating measures overall for various planets. Below mentioned measures could be implemented and repeated for 43 days. In our view, measures for an early effect should only be implemented when the symptoms of a planet giving harmful effects are noticeable. For detailed remedies of Laal Kitaab as per the birth graph and yearly prediction chart one should always consult an expert astrologer. For that please visit “find your astrologer” section of Astrojini.com
• To mollify Sun, throwing of copper coin or jaggery (Gudh) in running water is helpful.
• To mollify Moon, put a utensil full of water\milk below the bed and present it to the Keekar (acacia) tree in the morning. One can also give milk, rice or silver to appease Moon. Putting Silver nails in the feet of the bed is also suggested in the Laal Kitaab for the same reason.
• To appease Jupiter, watering of Peepal Tree or putting saffron or turmeric tilak on the forehead may gives fruitful results.
• Laal Kitaab suggests a therapy as easy as wearing clean & ironed clothes to get Venus give the fruitful results. Even scenting the clothes and applying cream, face powder etc. also will help get better results related to Venus. Donating a cow (cow daan) or presenting green grass (Chara) to the cows can also work.
• For an unpleasant Mars, Laal Kitaab suggests chucking of rewaries made of jaggery (Gudh) in flowing water. In case Mars is pleasant, sweet meals or sweets may be offered.
• In case of unpleasant Mercury, it may help to fling a copper coin with a hole in flowing water for 43 successive days. Donating bangles and clothes of green colour to eunuchs is also believed to appease Mercury.
• To appease Saturn, granting mustard oil on Saturdays after looking the reflection of the face in oil is suggested as also giving loafs of bread with mustard oil on it to dogs & crows.
• To protect against any awful results Rahu may provide, keep radish beneath the pillow or cot at night and present it next morning to the goddess in the temple. Wood charcoal equal to the body weight may be plunged in the river or canal once only.
• Keeping a black & white pet dog in house or feeding such a dog might help in improving harmful effects of Ketu.