Bhrigu Sutras the English translation of the book Bhrigu Sutram said to have been written by Maharishi Bhrigu himself. It is a forgotten but a very valuable ancient classic of Hindu Predictive Astrology in which are described effects of the various planets in the twelve houses of the horoscope, in a very simple, direct, lucid, logical and meaningful manner. The learned author of this small but very useful work has delineated the effects of the planets in the various houses in accordance with their significations and keeping in view the astrological nature, characteristics and keeping in view the astrological nature, characteristics and functions of the planets, the aspects and the fact whether they occupy their house of debilitation or exaltation, their own or enemy house and how the lord of the house under examination is disposed.
The book gives very valuable hints on how to find the character of a native, his moral inclination, his fortunes and misfortunes in various walks of life. It also provides useful indications with regard to longevity and prosperity of the native, his parents, brothers and children. A study of the book will convince any amateur or professional astrologer that it can enable him to predict with accuracy the future of the native and to form an opinion as to how a planet is disposed in a particular nativity.
To make the book more useful and instructive, exhaustive comments have been added to explain the meaning, intention, logic and relevance of the various Sutras. Comments are based on sound and recognized principles of Hindu Astrology. In part I of the book are also given in sufficient detail the astrological nature, influence, characteristics and functions of all the planets and also the significations of the twelve houses. This information is intended to make the book self-sufficient and to enable the reader to comprehend the effects of the planets in various houses more easily. The comparative views expressed in this respect are from highly respected and acclaimed classical texts likes Brihat Jatak, Phaladeepika, Saravali and Chamatkar Chintamani. Whenever necessary, relevant quotations from other classical texts like Jataka Desmarga, Uttarakalamrita and Bhavarth Ratnakar have also been given.
In almost all the chapters of the book, the author has indicated occurrence of certain important events in the native's life at specified ages. This is a matter for verification by practical experience.