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  • Holy Science 1855-1936 Shri Yukteswara Giri of Bangala


Founder of

author of

born eight months before



Swami Paramahansa


a.k.a. Mukunda Lal Ghosh

Earthbody-Entry Thurs-05-Jan-1893

Earthbody-Exit 07-Mar-1952 (age 59)


Swami Paramahansa Yogananda * 1893-1952 * a.k.a. Mukunda Lal Ghosh

Birth-time of 20:30 is provided by the SRF for their widely admired spiritual teacher; rectified by BPL to 20h50m

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

coordinates used for Gorakhpura = 26.7347 degrees N + 83.3362 degrees E

Local Mean Time (Railway Time) for Calcutta in 1893 = 05h34m16s

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Magha * Pitriya

BPL commentary:

For Magha masculine nativities, the condition of limitless, observing, uncoupling, surrendering, wandering, dispersing Ketu may considerably affect the outcome.

Spirit guides, astral beings, pilgrims, ghosts, wanderers, observers, witnesses, awareness of impermanence, freedom from conventions, disregard for consequences, and inner listening may be especially influential.

Guided by the patrons of Regulus.

Akasha-ruled Magha gentlemen are distinguished by their rarity and their dissociation from the typical marriage-and-family lifestyle. Like all Ketu births, the Makha masculine has less gender polarization and more affinity with cosmic patterns of forgiveness and release. Generally preferring an unmarried status, Pitri natives are aware of their psychic vocation. One understands that the current body, while it may have kingly or celebrity attributes, is intended to serve as a vessel for the Light of Truth.

Although loving in the pure sense of permeability and transparency, masculine Makha = most often found in uniquely singular roles that require a certain distancing from conventional relationships. Given sufficient ability to operate within the earthly dimensions, a subtly dispersed light (halo) may be seen to surround the tangible body.

Themes of separation, disconnection, abandonment, alienation, escape, wandering, annihilation, surrender, and liberation may contextualize Agha's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Magha

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 82

"A proud but not an arrogant nature

  • poised, self-contained and dignified.

This man will command respect

  • because of his quiet dignity of manner and bearing.

His position in his community will be secure

  • and his financial standing sound.

His weakness, however, is his susceptibility to the blandishments of the Opposite sex.

He must avoid entanglements

  • which might lead to a loss of dignity,

  • since, to this man, such a loss would be a tragedy."

Biographical events matched to Vimshottari Dasha

  • Autobiography of a Yogi 1893-1952 Swami Yogananda


Mukunda Ghosh with his Father, Bhagabati Charan Ghosh, c. 191x


Swami Yogananda in Bangala in youth, with his guru Shri Swami Yukteshwara Giri

Ketu Mahadasha * age birth until 5.2

05-Jan-1893 Earth-birth * Ketu-Surya period

Zukra Mahadasha * age 5.2 until 25.2

1904 (Mukunda's age 11) grieved the decease of mother * Zukra-Chandra period * Chandra rules 12th-from-Chandra

1910 (Mukunda's age 17) met the root-guru Holy Science 1855-1936 Shri Yukteswara Giri * Zukra-Guru period * Brihaspati rules 5-8

1914 vows of covenant, entering the order of Sankara * Zukra-Shani period * Shani rules 7-vows, promises, troth, trust

June-1915 earned college diploma from Serampore College * Zukra-Budha period * Budha diploma-duplo-karaka

Surya Mahadasha * age 25.2 until 31.2

Janma Sade-Sati Simha Sep-1918 until Nov-1920

1920 (Mukunda's age 27) sails to Boston Massachusetts USA to attend a Convention of Religions Liberals and remains in USA1920 until 1952 * Surya-Rahu * Rahu 9-doctrine, preaching

1924 cross-continental speaking tour of USA, lectures well attended * Surya-Zukra period * Zukra rules 3-tours, presentations + 10-public reputations

Chandra Mahadasha * age 31.2 until 41.2

Generally, this period of time was devoted to building an enclosed spiritual community

Mangala Mahadasha * age 41.2 until 48.2

1935-1936 return to India for maha-samadhi of Shri Yukteswara and initiation of numerous designated persons. Receives the initiation name Paramahansa from Shri Yukteswara * Mangala-Guru period. Guru rules 8-initiations

Rahu Mahadasha * age 48.2 until 59

1942 decease of Mukunda's father, Bhagabati Charan Ghosh * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti

1946 publication of Autobiography of a Yogi * Rahu-Guru period * Guru rules 5 3rd-from-3rd publications

07-Mar-1952 (age 59) Lightbody Lift-off * Rahu-Ketu period

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

  • Autobiography of a Yogi 1893-1952 Swami Yogananda



Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra in Magha * comforted by dramatic, wandering observance * protectors of three-fires ceremony, glorious visions, unlimited magic
  • Chandra-Simha * comforted by rhythmic creative display
  • Chandra in classroom-1 * comfort in physical embodiment, direct action, innovation, new birth

rulers of 4, 5, 8 and 9 occupy the tantrik, transformative 8th-from-Chandra = Meena-8

the magnificent rising Magha Chandra signifies spiritual kingship through the fire priesthood of Magha.

Chandra vyayapathi ruler-of-12 located in Simha lagna is emotionally attached to matters of vyaya bhava such as the bridge between the astral world and the material world, dreams, meditation and sanctuary spaces such as monasteries and healing enclosures.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Mangala-8 sudden conditions of flesh-death

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

vidyapathi-5 Guru and the dharmesha-9 Mangala = King-makers of Raja Yoga = exceptionally strong in a super-friendly rashi of Guru

suggestion of many (Brihaspati-8, multiplier) hidden practices and the relationship with Swami Shri Yukteshwara Giri

Multiple initiations due to Kuja-yuti-Guru in Ayur-bhava. Guru-Mangala-8 suggests a king due to vidyapathi-5 + dharmesha-9 (+ lagnesha-1 Surya in putra bhava = genius) but the expression of kingship is entirely in the world of mysteries, hidden forces, and sudden upheavals of catastrophic force.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

mother, home-based, cultural-roots harmony * loves schools, farms, rhythms-and-routines of comforting soothing homelife

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

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

champion, innovator, pioneer, start-up

Rahu in bhava-9 indicates a passionate indoctrinator and an unusual or irregular father-figure (who may be the bio-father or the spiritual guide-guru)

Rahu-9 casts amplifying drishti upon radical lagna, upon Chandra in tanu-bhava-1, upon bhava-3 writing-discussion, and upon bhava-5 charisma

risk-taking father-figure; exotic elements infiltrate the scriptural exegesis or the philosophical interpretation of received dogma;

unconventional style of dharma transmission

For Yogananda, the extraordinary father-guru function of Rahu-9 gives the effect of yogakaraka Mangala in tantric, undisclosed, confidential matters of randhra bhava-8. Access to secret texts and rituals, emphasis on psychic empowerment, self-destruction and re-birth

BPL note: it seems a bit preposterous that this nativity would feature Gohanta Yoga The Butcher. However there could be an esoteric interpretation.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

"The true basis of religion is not belief, but intuitive experience.

Intuition is the soul's power of knowing God.

To know what religion is really all about, one must know God."

The Essence of Self-Realization

"You are walking on the earth as in a dream.

Our world is a dream within a dream;

you must realize that to find God is the only goal, the only purpose, for which you are here.

For Him alone you exist.

Him you must find."

14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso . (1994).

The Path to Enlightenment.

"At the moment the world's spiritual traditions have greatly degenerated.

It is very important in such times that the practitioners themselves make especially strong efforts to gain realization.

To permit the lineages of transmission to disappear is to allow the world to plunge into darkness."

"an increasing ability to serve is the only reliable sign of spiritual progress "
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