The Astrologer!


Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara – Many Jaya Jaya Sankara to Smt. Gayathri Narayanan for the share. Ram Ram

Experiences with Maha Periyava – The Astrologer

An astrologer had come for Sri Maha Periyava’s darshan. He said, “I have a very big family but very little income… The income I get out of practicing astrology is very less….I find it very difficult to survive”.

Periyava asked, “Oh…..Are you living in the same ancestral house that your father was living in?”

“No….My elder brother is living in the same. I am living in another house that is on the western side of the ancestral house”.

Periyava said “Do not stay there. In the ancestral house, on the eastern side, there is an old cow shed, isn’t it? You put-up a hut and stay there. For generations your family has done Ambal pooja. Stay in the cow shed”.

Periyava continued,”There is another thing you should bear in your mind. You are blaming (scolding) all the planets…In your client’s horoscope Guru is Neechan, Sani is Paapi, Budhan is Vakran….You should not say these words. Guru is a big planet. He is Dakshinamurthy swaroopam. You should not refer to him as Neechan, Papi, Vakran etc. Sani is the son of Suryan.  You are calling him Papi…… It is enough if you say “The planets are not in the right place”. The Kaala palan is not good etc…. When people come to you for matching the horoscopes of boys and girls, instead of bluntly saying, “They do not match”. You can say “The right period for vivaha for the girl is yet to come. The putra bhagyam for the boy is doubtful.” There are many girls who are aged beyond 30, and not married yet. When such horoscopes come to you, you should answer them without saying anything negative to the maximum extent possible”.

“In matters pertaining to marriage, you should not give a lot of importance to horoscope matching. Matching of sect (kulam), gothram and the minds (manasu) is enough. In olden days, horoscope matching did not have so much importance”.

The astrologer was fully satisfied and said ‘Hereafter I will do only as advised by Periyava. He took the prasadam and then left.

Compiled by Jagadguru Sri Maha Periyava – Kanchi Paramacharya

Categories: Devotee Experiences


5 replies

  1. this piece of advice from Periava to a Josyar should be circulated to all astrologers who even now call certain planets as Papa Graham’s etc.
    saneeswara is too. good to so many people as well as Raghu and kethu.
    There was a time when only the ancestry was seen as the basis for alliance such as ” so and so family” are shistal , Nalla Paramparai etc
    Kalipurushan has started performing his duty.
    Boys and girls get divorced within months of marriage and are trying for second marriage.

  2. Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara. Nicely said by sri Panchapakesan. !00 % suitability is not possible. People crave for dasavida porutham. As advised by Sri Periyava we have to look to parampara and should not give too much imortance to horescope matching.. Janakiraman. Nagapattinam.

  3. Wonderful advice by Periyava. But, do the present day astrologers / parents follow this advice?

  4. Sir, This is not problem with astrologers alone and the mindset and the mindset of parents need to change….

  5. Mahaperiavaa is God. God’s advice should be strictly followed. Jaya Jaya Shankara Hara Hara Shankara .

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