Jaimini has certain special features especially bearing on longevity and Dasa interpretation furnishing fresh material for the research-minded. The information given in this book has been based on all the four chapters of the SUTRAS and has been tested on several horoscopes.
In the Preface, Raman writes, I have with me a number of versions of Jaimini in Devangari, Kannada & Telegu scripts - most of them containing Neelakanta's commentaries. And the present work which I have the pleasure to place before the educated public is mainly based on my studies done during the last 15 years.
Owing probably to the dearth of books dealing clearly with the principles, and of scholars who have specialized in this particular branch of astrological knowledge, Jaimini's methods have not been popular. Consequently, it is not possible to say with what degree of success the principles given by Jaimini could be applied to practical horoscopes. But there is no doubt whatsoever that when once the technique of prediction as given by Jaimini has been clearly grasped, considerable accuracy could be aimed for. In these studies I have merely endeavored to make available in compact form the leading facts or concepts of Jaimini's principles.
Certain aspects of Jaimini, such as Dasas, Ayurdaya, etc., which have hitherto remained obscure, have been dealt with exhaustively & their significance shown. I do not claim originality. But I claim to be the first in India to have given exposition of Jaimini in English with suitable illustrations. Written in 1950.
About the Author:
Dr. B.V. Raman was the renowned astrologer and author. He was the Chief Editor of The Astrological Magazine. He had number of titles to his credit. He held a string of titles such as Abhinava Varahamihira, Jyotisha Bhanu, Jyotisha Vignana Marthanda, Jyotisha Ratna, Abhinava Bhaskara, Jyotisha Bhooshana etc. He was a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, London and a Member of the Royal Asiatic Society. Dr. Raman had influenced the educated public and made them astrology-conscious. His special fields of research were Hindu Astronomy, Astro-psychology, weather, political forecasts and disease-diagnosis. He was widely traveled man and addressed the elite audience almost throughout the world.