born five months after
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close personal friend and sitar teacher of
choreographer + dancer
international ambassador of classical Indian music
a.k.a. Rabindra Shankar Chowdhury
a.k.a. Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury
a.k.a. Pandit Ravi Shankar
dematerialization 11-Dec-2012 (age 92)
internationally acclaimed master sitarist + dancer * 1920 - 2012 * Ravi Shankar * Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury
birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravi_Shankar * tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya
charts + graphs + tables = produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama
Pashu * Pushana-vana *Antyabha
For Revatika births of a masculine valence, the condition of conversational, discursive, explanatory, instructional, argumentative, commercializing, evangelical Kumara may considerably affect the outcome.
Pashu the Pastor is delicately attuned to the signals of the animal kingdom. Hearing [Budha] the voices of mineral, plant, animal, and human worlds, Antyabha-born often work for the welfare of all creatures. Many veterinarians and animal-welfare activists are Revatika-born. These way-showers are also found in all aspects of music and dancing, producing melodies, beats, and lyrics.
Whatever the Pashu folk say, others will follow and believe.
For those born into the Budha-ruled paradigm of Antyabha, siblings, cousins, schoolmates, bandmates, team-mates, entourage, ensemble, neighbors, managers, cohort, coterie, collaborative group, publishers, messengers, merchants, commercial agents, reporters, writers, scripts, plans, schedules, instructions, radio-television-internet, news-media, conferences, committees, discussions, travel itineraries, and texts -- and beasts of every description - may be especially influential.
Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of stars clustered near Zeta Piscium. Their purpose is to shepherd the flocks in safe passage, calling them to follow with an imaginative, sweet sound and rhythm
Revatika expresses the natural tension between Busy Bantering Budha and Guiding Generous Guru. Commercially oriented Budha is a master of writing, reporting, cinema, and detailed communication. Kumara naturally matches the vibration of chatty students and a younger audience. Yet, Brihaspati much prefers to preach on broad-scope topics, ideology and inclusive doctrine.
Paushna-born often find themselves in shepherding roles that require delivering a message to their herd of followers. The usual delivery style is musical, oratorical, or imaginative, but any method of Showing the Way may be chosen. Pashu the Pastor combines a broad welcoming vision with a beckoning repeating signal frequency such as a slogan, a jingle, or a melody.
Themes of pastoral guidance, musical messaging, and benevolent outreach to all creatures may contextualize Revatika's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Revatika-Pashu
QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 89
"... often distinguished by a birthmark on the thigh.
They usually have well formed and beautiful physiques
They are fond of their family and friends
They may not be born to wealth
They will know how to enjoy wisely and well the fruits of their endeavors.
These people are wise and intelligent
My Sweet Lord 1943-2001 Beatle George Harrison with Pt. Ravi Shankar in younger days
Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha timeline
Raag Khamaj 1920-2012 sitarist Ravi Shankar * became a very high-visibilit, internationally recognized (10) icon of classical Indian music via his extraordinary musicianship (2) and his expansive teacher-philosopher approach [Guru] toward educating a western audience deeply unfamiliar with the instruments, the melodies, the scale, and the historic tradition. yuvati-pati-7 Guru in bhava-2 also brought him two marriages, delicious foods, and considerable wealth, albeit Brihaspati's kendra-adhipathi dosha does limit the scope of The financial wealth. Although he was granted with a magnificent wealth of traditional musical knowledge, Mr. Shankar's lifestyle was not materially opulent.
Shani mahadasha * age birth until age 17.3
07-Apr-1920 Earth-birth in Varanasi (Benares), West Bengal, India * Shani-Shani svabhukti
Budha Mahadasha * age 17.3 until age 34.3
15-May-1941 (RS age 21) exchange of vows in marriage-1 with Annapurna Devi, the daughter of RS' acclaimed master music teacher Allauddin Khan * Budha-Zukra bhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Kanya-Meena * contact Meena radical lagna
30-Mar-1942 (RS age 21) celebrated the birth of child-1, son Shubendra Shankar * Budha-Zukra bhukti
1944 end of intensive classical music training with teacher Allauddin Khan * Zukra-Surya bhukti * Surya rogesha
1947 marital separation from Annapurna Devi also ends contact with moody, often violent, father-in-law Allauddin Khan * Budha-Rahu bhukti
1948 RS composes and plays of AIR the celebrated new raga Mohankauns on the somber occasion of the assassination of Satyagraha 1869-1948 Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi * Budha-Rahu bhukti
1949 begin position as music director of All India Radio (AIR) ( until 1956) * Budha-Guru bhukti * Guru karmesha
Ketu Mahadasha * age 34.3 until age 41.3
1956 begins international performance touring * Ketu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra music rules 3-tours
Zukra Mahadasha * age 41.3 until age 61.3
1966 RS first meeting in London with My Sweet Lord 1943-2001 Beatle George Harrison Despite RS being 22 years senior to GH and clearly RS the master musician, these two would become long-standing friends and collaborators * Zukra-Chandra bhukti * Chandra-9 activates 5- celebrity
1969 RS performs at the legendary Woodstock Music Festival, raising his visibility and associating him with western rock music * Zukra-Rahu bhukti
1971 famed charity Concert for Bangladesh featuring notable rock-and-roll figures such as Layla 1945- guitarist Eric Clapton establishing the cultural pattern of the large-scale benefit concert. Already world-renowned, RS' visibility is further raised before the young Anglosphere audience. * Zukra-Rahu bhukti
30-Mar-1979 (RS age 58) = child-2 Norah (Geetali) Jones * Zukra-Budha bhukti
09-Jun-1981 (RS age 61) = child-3 Anoushka Shankar * Zukra-Ketu chidradasha
Surya Mahadasha * age 61.3 until age 67.3
1982 composed and performed the celebrated musical score for (David Attenborough's) film Gandhi, earning an Oscar nomination * Surya-Chandra bhukti * Chandra-9 activates 5 = creativity, artistic performance, genius
Chandra Mahadasha * age 67.3 until age 77.3
1989 exchange of vows in marriage-2 with Soukanya Rajan * Chandra-Rahu bhukti
1992 decease of eldest child (son b. 1942) via pneumonia * Chandra-Shani bhukti
Mangala Mahadasha * age 77.3 until age 84.3
1999 awarded the top national honor title of Bharat Ratna * Mangala-Guru bhukti *Guru karmesha respect
11-Dec-2012 decease (RS age 92) * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha maraka rules-7
features of the nativity
Dad was a lawyer who handled contentious cases with charisma and skill Surya in bhava-1 rogesha.
After an early career and fathering a family in Bengal, Dad moved to London and remarried a British lady.
RS was born and raised in Varanasi, where the mother's brother provided paternal guidance. Dad met RS for the first time when RS was eight years old.
Mom was devout and focused upon her large brood of musicians, dancers, and other talented performers. Despite nichha status. Mom would have provided a nourishing environment that supported the genius (5) of her children. Chandra ia not only ruler of 5 residing in 5th-from-5th, but also both Chandra and Surya (mom and dad) accept the highly auspicious drishti of uttama-Guru-5.
Chandra in Anuradha-Maitra is a disciplined position for emotionally active, competitive Chandra-Vrizchika. It grants a relatively more conservative, law-abiding nature to both mother and son RS. Chandra in Anuradha-Maitra is particularly gifted in mitigating dangerous or threatening circumstances by imposing normal codes of behavior, to the point of lying and denial of facts.
RS was a romantic adventurer in many ways, due to the high permissiveness of uttama-Guru drishti into both Surya-1 and into Chandra-9. Yet, RS maintained a public image of respectable conformity to social norms. (Also Chandra-rules Sravana Svamsha = attention to the public reputation.)
CAREER - MANGALA
Atmakaraka manual skills, playing instruments, scripts, touch, touring, entourage, cohort
CAREER - BUDHA
Shani * duro-karaka (endurance) * jara-karaka (years)
Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka (ambition) * picchala-karaka (slippery)
Ketu * * kavandha-karaka (headless) * chidra-karaka (gaping) * vasana-karaka (vacuum)
together in Dec-1974 at a White House performance
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