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Ravi Shankar

a.k.a. Rabindra Shankar Chowdhury

a.k.a. Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury

Earthbody-Entry 07-Apr-1920

Earthbody-Exit 11-Dec-2012 (age 92)

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internationally acclaimed master sitarist, dancer, politician * 1920 - 2012 * Ravi Shankar * Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

charts, graphs and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Arudra-Orion * Trinetra

BPL commentary

For Arudra-Orion births of masculine valence, the disposition of mesmerizing, hypnotic, shadowy, exciting, passionate, ambitious, opportunistic, privilege-seeking Professor Rahu may considerably affect the outcome.

Exotics, ethnic mixers, opportunists, fascinators, mesmerizers, privilege-seekers, impostors, rogues, intensifiers of passion and desire, self-proclaimers, self-promoters, agents-provocateur, charlatans, masters of smoke and oils, and entrancingly ambitious persons may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from Orion. Their purpose is to communicate the passionate animal vitality via stormy, turbulent, swaying, exciting gesture and signal.

Passionately Communicative

Rahu-ruled Arudra-Orion fellows are often found in muscular, passionate, body-intensive roles. Mesmerizing dancers, they use the communicative signaling of hands, shoulders, legs, hips, and pelvic thrust to great advantage. Stage performers of high excellence, Arudra-Orion gentlemen are often admired for their pulsing sensuality and animal magnetism.

Thiruvaathira chaps may be gifted in all varieties of manual labor, handcraft, commerce, painting, descriptive writing, evocative song-writing, and the arts of beckoning, seductive gesture (Budha).

Themes of stimulating signal patterns, passionate messaging, volatility, intense cycles of attraction-and-repulsion, and stormy outbursts may contextualize Arudra-Orion's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Arudra-Orion.

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra, p 81.

"Corresponds with a healthy, robust body and nature.

  • the attitude and outlook of this individual is entirely physical.

  • Mental effort is foreign to him.

He depends entirely on his muscles and his body to meet the demands of existence.

Such being the case, laborers, professional athletes

  • and other persons whose occupations are wholly physical

  • may be found to have Arudra rising.

Since such people are invariably exploited

  • by those whose mental abilities are greater than theirs,

  • it is extremely unlikely that they will be wealthy or even well-to-do.

In fact, poverty is predominant among them."


My Sweet Lord 1943-2001 Beatle George Harrison with Pt. Ravi Shankar in younger days

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha timeline

Shani mahadasha * age birth-14

07-Apr-1920 Earth-birth in Varanasi (Benares), West Bengal, India * Shani-Budha bhukti* Budha atmakaraka lagnesha

Budha Mahadasha * age 14-31

15-May-1941 (age 21) exchange of vows in marriage-1 * Budha-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules navamsha-7 * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Kanya-Meena * contact navamsha Chandra-Kanya

30-March 1942 (age 21) celebrated the birth of child-1 Shubendra Shankar * Budha-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 9th-from-Chandra

Ketu Mahadasha * age 31-38

1956 begins international touring * Ketu-Shani bhukti * Shani Dharmesha-9 world travel

Zukra Mahadasha * age 38-58

30-March-1979 (age 58) = child-2 Norah (Geetali) Jones * Surya-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules Chandra

Surya Mahadasha * age 58-64

09-June-1981 (Ravi's age 61) = child-3 Anoushka Shankar * Surya-Rahu bhukti

Chandra Mahadasha * age 65-75

12-May-1986 until 11-May-1992 = member of Rajya Sabha, the upper chamber of the Parliament of India * Chandra-Rahu bhukti

1989 exchange of vows in marriage-2 * Chandra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules swamsha

1992 death of eldest child (b. 1942) * Chandra-Ketu bhukti

Mangala Mahadasha * age 75-82


Rahu Mahadasha

Rahu in bhava-8 * Kuja-yuti-Rahu

11-Dec-2012 (age 92) Lightbody Lift-off * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra vyayesha-12 and Zukra rules 7th-from-Chandra

Distinctive features of the nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

much hoard, many songs, many stories, history, storage, several genetic lineages, much many accumulated goods, numerous languages, many voices, many valuations, extensive accounts and assets, family identity = growth, belief, expansion of the lineage , family identity = growth, belief, expansion of the lineage

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)

Rahu in bhava-5 * passion for politics, celebrity, games * in swabhava of Splendid Surya, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual children; out-of-bounds creativity, and amplified poetic romance; Risk-rewarding Rahu generates a charismatic individuality, center-of-attention displays of creative genius. Desires a special, important role in performance arts, literary arts, entertainments, royalty roles, pageantry, celebrity events, or dramatic splendor. Exciting, opportunistic, ambitious children and lovers. Rahu the Poseur may wear the persona (mask) of a dramatic actor, a celebrated intellectual, or a politician. Craves the center stage, the lights, the glory. Rahu-5 trespasses the cultural boundaries in matters of unique personal creativity, children, speculation, gaming. Seeks flamboyant fashion, exceptional offspring, and the thrill of political theatre.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

Surya in bhava-10 * Surya yuti Zukra

Chandra-Kanya * comforted by rhythmic remedial service

Zukra in bhava-10 * Zukra-Meena * uttama * Malavya Yoga

Rahu-Thula yuti Mangala-Thula in bhava-5 romance, performance arts

Rahu in bhava-5 yuti Mangala *accepts drishti of Shani, conferring Long Life

Shani-Simha+ Mangala-Thula

Guru in bhava-2 * Guru-Karkata * uttama

During vidyapathi-5 Chandra Mahadasha and Dharmesha-9 Mangala Mahadasha, a politics-and-entertainment lifestyle that included Hollywood celebrities, members of the Rajya Sabha, and the Beatles.

Rahu remarkably strong in 3rd navamsha suggests treasuries of wealth from touring (3) songwriting (3) ensemble performance (3) and brotherly teamwork friendships (3)

POTUS-38 Time to Heal 1913-2006 Gerald R. Ford

My Sweet Lord 1943-2001 Beatle George Harrison

Raag Khamaj 1920-2012 sitarist Ravi Shankar

together in Dec-1974 at a White House performance


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