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Basics of Lal Kitab

Lal Kitab, the magnificent and maverick branch of Vedic Astrology, has gained immense popularity and eminence in its short age of existence. It has been totally majestic, quite perceive by the fact that it has acquired a cult status of being the most largely followed branch of astrology. It has its followers and believers existing in large numbers, all over the globe. The reason behind this impact is quite justified by certain basic factors associated with Lal Kitab.

On the basis of lines of the palm one can draw the actual horoscope of an individual and can do the placement of planets in various houses of the birth chart. The date of birth and the birth ascendant can be found out by reading the lines and mounts of the palm, which means that an individual's accurate birth chart can be drawn by seeing the lines of his palm. Similarly, by studying the different aspects of a man's residential house his birth chart can be accurately prepared on the basis of the sutras explained in the Lal Kitab.

In addition to the above, Lal Kitab has announced unique remedial measures to solve chronic and critical human problems in day-to-day life. These measures do not require the practice of ordeals, yagnas, havans and other complicated and expensive rituals, which prove more troublesome for persons who are already in trouble because of the evil effects of certain planets. These measures are again different from Yantras, Mantras and Tantras, which give various adverse effects if not followed rigorously in all their minute details.

The measures suggested in Lal Kitab are electrically effective in solving all kinds of human troubles and tensions, without inflicting harm on anybody i.e. these remedies are completely self defensive against the evils created by the planets without causing injury in anyway to anyone concerned.
The first part of this great treatise contains the principles and Sutras for interpretation of horoscope, termed as "Vyakaran". The birth chart of an individual is prepared like the traditional Parashar principles, but the only important difference is that the Rashis are not considered or taken into account for predictive astrology and, therefore, the digits indicating the Rashis in a traditional birth chart are scrapped.

Secondly, for predictive purposes the ascendant is treated as the first house and it is regarded as the house of the first Rashi, i.e., Aries and counting progressively in a sequence up to the 12th house being that of Pisces.

 Lal Kitab points out Three Basic Principles

The entire universe is governed by an eternal power, i.e. God. He effects the nine planets in the universe to revolve round the Sun. The planets are responsible for the following factors:

A child is born with his destiny enclosed in his fist. No one can ever change it. If anyone makes deliberate effort to change it, he shall have to part with his life for doing so or have to suffer on behalf of the natal. The moving planets cast favourable or evil effect on the person. The effect is of two types:

(1) Definite and (2) Doubtful

The former can be studied through horoscope. The definite indicates one's destiny which is eternal.

The doubtful effect of the planets is not permanent. It can be prevented or postponed by various means which are given in the book. A planet casts its effect good or evil owing to its placement or in conjunction with other planets. It is most important to prepare a horoscope to study the placement of the stars.

Lal Kitab principles, apart from being unconventional, are also simple and highly valuable. The predictions as drawn out of them are reliable and accurate, and the remedies as suggested are simple to understand and easy to execute. These principles are drawn from the blend of five astrology based books written in Urdu language during the period of 1939 and 1952, by an anonymous writer. Though, some of the researches claim Pt. Roop Chandra Joshi as its writer.

Remedies offered by Lal Kitab are undoubtedly the most prominent reason behind it's immense popularity, and swift acceptability. Not only they are effective and efficient, but are also simple to understand, easy to execute, and are inexpensive. People don’t feel overstrained while performing them, which is usually the case with the complex, conventional, and costly astrology based remedies, such as Yagna, Tantra, Mantra, Yantra, Havan, etc.

Basics of Lal Kitab

The first part of this great treatise contains the principles and Sutras for interpretation of horoscope, termed as "Vyaakaran". The birth chart of an individual is prepared like the traditional Paraashar principles, but the only important difference is that the Raashi are not considered or taken into account for predictive astrology and, therefore, the digits indicating the Raashi in a traditional birth chart are scrapped. Secondly, for predictive purposes the ascendant is treated as the first house and it is regarded as the house of the first Raashi, i.e. Aries and counting progressively in a sequence up to the 12th house being that of Pisces.

[1] In the Lal Kitab system it is the Bhaav [house] which is important and not the Raashi.
[2] Therefore the Upaaya are to be done according to the placement of the planets in the house and not in the Raashi.
[3] The Upaaya are done only if it is verified and made certain that a planet is acting malefic. There would be no use of doing an Upaaya for a planet which is already behaving like a benefic.
[4] Lal Kitab does not consider any planet as inherently malefic or benefic. Each planet can give benefic or malefic results. Therefore the Upaaya depends on the nature of the planet.

Theory Behind Lal Kitab

First of all I will tell you that in Lal Kitab theory -

There are two types of Upaaya, one is for your birth chart which are permanent in nature, and second one is on the basis of year chart wise (Varsh Phal).
(1) Birth chart - there are two types of planets in chart, one for which results are fixed (Graha Phal waley) like Saturn in 10th house etc etc. For these types of planet no Upaaya are available in system. You have to live with these planets results.
(2) Second one are Raashi Phal waley where it says you can take advantage of benefit of doubts, ie Saturn in 9th house.

Now we have to follow this -

(1) First of all we should do Upaaya of our birth chart (only for Raashi phal waley), like Sun in 8th, raat ko choolhey ki aag dhoodh se bujhaaeei jaaye, or burning of copper coin for whole night and next day morning throwing that coin in river etc etc.... These Upaaya are for Raashi Phal waley Graha only.
(2) Secondly we should do Upaaya of our Varsh Phal, (year chart).

This the main nerve of system. Say, Sat is in 10th house in birth chart which is Mooltrikonasth and is of Graha Phal means you do not require any Upaaya for this. Know if he comes in house no 8 in Varsh Phal, then you must be requiring Upaaya to control its bad effects. Majority of problems lie in Varsh Phal as it is a temporary factor of one year and 43 days.

Next there are plenty of reasons where your good stars also start giving bad results, like if Sat is good but persons drinks alcohol, or your Moon is good but you give charity of milk etc or your Sun is in 11th house but the person eats non-veg etc etc. For these type of problem where the star was good but it is giving bad effect due to your Karm. LK recommend theory of "Pitra Rin". LK says you cannot completely change the effect of your stars either you make yourself strong to fight its bad effect or you change your route so you cannot come face to face with problem.

One more thing the Bhed (secret) of Lal Kitab lies in itself only. Say one person's birth chart says that he cannot have male child, "I said birth chart", then search for his year chart (Varsh Phal) and find out in which year Ketu is well placed and it can bless the Jaatak with male child, because Lal Kitab says... bury "Phal ko tabdeel karnaa Insaanee taaquat ke baahar hogaa parantu...."

In Lal Kitab there are too many ways to make Kundalee, it can be through your house, from your date of marriage, from birth of your male child etc, there is one more method, where you can not find your date of birth but year will help you a lot in getting remedies for present or future.

Which is the authentic Lal Kitab software to make horoscope?

*Lal Kitab doesn't require a comprehensive software. In my opinion, any software is good enough, if one has basic understanding of Lal Kitab.

Pakka Ghar - Kundalee ke 12 Khaane aur 9 Grah.

Lal Kitab Raashi nakshatra ko chod kar sirf bhaav ko pakkaa ghar maan kar chalatee hai.
1. Pehala ghar Suraj ka.
2. Doosara ghar Brihspati ka.
3. Teesara ghar Mangal ka.
4. Chautha ghar Chandra ka.
5. Panchva ghar Brihspati ka.
6. Chhatha ghar Budh aur Ketu ka.
7. Satavaan ghar Budh aur Shukkar ka.
8. Aathavan ghar Mangal aur Shani ka.
9. Nauvan ghar Brihaspati ka.
10. Dasavan ghar Shani ka.
11. Gyaarvaan ghar Shani ka.
12. Barahvaan ghar Brihspati aur Rahu ka.

Sleeping House (Soye Ghar) and Sleeping Planet (Soye Grah)

Pandit Roop Chand Joshi Ji in Lal Kitab 1952 (page 96) while dealing with the concept of Sleeping house and Sleeping planet had written, “By Sleeping planet and Sleeping house the meaning is that such planet or house would not give its good results inspite of having everything with it.” There is much confusion among practitioners and students of Lal Kitab about this concept. Some of the important observations of this concept which would be very useful for every lal kitab practitioner and students to analyze the impact of planet and houses in a horoscope. This concept is very important because sometimes predictions are done on the basis of placement of planet without analyzing whether the planet is in an awakened state or not or without analyzing whether a house is sleeping or an active one.

Sleeping house and sleeping planet are two entirely different concepts. We would deal with both these concepts one by one reflecting their importance in predictions and prescription of Lal kitab remedies.

Sleeping House (Dormant house/Soye Ghar)

A house which does not have a planet placed in it and consequently does not get an aspect of any planet either is considered as a Sleeping or Dormant house. It implies that no benefit will be received through the subjects of that house unless that house wakes up. The method of activating twelve houses of horoscope through different planets is given in following table:

Sleeping House Number Which planet would activate it
1st house Mars
2nd house Moon
3rd house Mercury
4th house Moon
5th house Sun
6th house Rahu
7th house Venus
8th house Moon
9th house Jupiter
10th house Saturn
11th house Jupiter
12th house Ketu


Sleeping Planet (Dormant Planet/Soya Grah)

If a planet is placed in such a way in the horoscope that it does not aspect another planet, then it would be considered as sleeping planet/dormant planet/soya hua grah.

It is important to point out here that Lal Kitab 1952 (page 97) clearly states that if a planet is placed in its permanent house (example, Venus in 7th house, Mars in 3rd house) will always be considered as Awakened/Activated planet.

Khana/House Numbers 1 to 6 from Ascendant in horoscope are considered as previous houses and Khana/House Numbers 7 to 12 from Ascendant in the horoscope are considered as later houses. If there is no planet in 1to 6th house, then planet in later houses would be considered as sleeping while if the later houses are vacant, then previous houses would be considered as sleeping.

Lal Kitab 1952 (page 98) also prescribe three important scenarios with regard to sleeping planet which should be considered while predicting a horoscope. These are:

  1. If there is no planet in House number10, then house number 2 planets would be treated as sleeping.
  2. If there is no planet in House number2, then house number 10 planets would be treated as sleeping.
  3. If there is no planet in House number 2, then house number 9 planets would be treated as sleeping.

Now the question arises what would be the impact of a sleeping planet. The answer is that if a planet is sleeping, its result would be confined to the house in which it is sitting. It would not be able to transfer its impact on later houses although the house in which it is sitting will be an awakened house.

If previous houses (1-6) do not have any planet as discussed above, then later houses (7-12) would be deemed as sleeping. In this case, planet that will activate “Kismat ka Grah” need to be founded and if later houses (7-12) are vacant, then remedy for making respective planet active for a vacant house need to be undertaken.

If a planet is awakened automatically and start giving its results, then it will give its bad results after the end of its period as per following table. In such cases, the awakened planet would also adversely affect the results of all planets, whether they are friends or enemies of such planet.

 When sleeping planet would be activated automatically & its malefic impact

Planet When will wake up In what age period When will give malefic (manda) results
Jupiter When native does job 16-21 years 22nd year
Sun When native does government job 22 years 24th year
Moon When native starts education again After 24 years 25th year
Venus Marriage After 25 years 28th year
Mars If relationship is established with a women After 28 years 34th year
Mercury When native does business or marriage of sister or daughter After 34 years 36th year
Saturn If a person makes his own house After 36 years 42nd year
Rahu When relationship with in-laws is established After 42 years 48th year
Ketu After birth of child After 48 years 51st year


Planets-Aspects (Drishti Siddhant)


Every planet can aspect 7th from it's house. Also there is 100% aspect which is applicable only in case of 1st to 7th house and 4th to 10th house. 100% aspect is given precedence over 7th aspect of planets.

In case of 100% aspect -

1. We will take the result as complete mix of both the planets in aspected house.
2. If the aspecting planet is giving good result in the house occupied, it will give bad results for aspected house. But this good or bad effect will be applicable only to the relative signified by aspected planet.

In case of 7th aspect -

1. It will not be a complete mix but it will be seen as a location shift for aspecting planet.
2. Again the aspecting planet will give the result as it is situated in aspected house for the aspected planet.


(1) Planets in the 1st house have 100% Drishti on planets in house 7th.
"Jaisee Taasir aspecting planet kee hai Waisaa hee prabhaav aspected planet per hogaa, Na ki dekhe jaane vaale Bhav par."
In the same way planets in 7th House will aspect planets in 1st house.
"Jaisi Haalat kaa Graha Bhaav No. 7 mein hai, uske Vipareet Prabhaav Bhaav No. 1 mein posited planets ke maadhyam se bhaav No. 1 per padtaa hai."

(2) Planets in Bhaav No. 2 aspects the Houses No 6 and 12 and planets posited therein.
This is 25% aspects as per LK.

(3) Planets in 3rd House have 50% drishti (aspect) on Houses No. 11, and 9 and planets therein.

(4) Planets in 4th House have 100% aspect on Planets in 10th House.
"Taaseer Doodh (Milk) mein Khaand jaisee hogee."
But planets in the 10th House will follow the "Apne se saatavee Drishti" rule.
"The nature of this aspect will not be like Doodh mein Khaand."

(5) Planets in 5th House have 50% Drishti on planets in 9th House.
"But if Moon is posited in this 5th house, he will aspect the planets in 10th with Ulatee Drishti."

(6) Planets in 6th House have 25% aspect on Planets in 12th House.
"If Sar is in 6th House, he will have Ulatee Drishti on planets in House No. 2. It doesn't make any difference whether the planet in House No 2 is friend or enemy of the Saturn."

(7) Planets in 8th house have 100% Ulatee drishti on Planets in 2nd house; but the planets of 2nd House have 25% drishti on Planets in 6th and 12th Houses.

(8) Planets in 9th House will aspect planets in 3rd House as per 7th aspect rule.
"Jaisee Prakriti Bhaav 9th ke Graha kee hogee uske Vipareet Bhaav 3rd par us mein sthit graha ke Maadhyam se hogee.

Note: If Sun or Moon is in 9th House they will aspect the planets in 5th House with Ulatee Drishti.

(9) Planets in 11th House follow 7th aspect rule, they can't aspect planets in 3rd.

(10) Planets in 12th house follow the 7th aspect rule - thus those planets will aspect the planets in 6th House.
Note: Mercury in 12th House will have Ulatee Drishti on Planets in 6th House.
"Is Drishti kaa Kundalee ke sabhee Grahon par Ashubh prabhaav hogaa."

Ulatee Drishti Concept

1. Sat in 6th will have Ulatee Drishti on planets in 2nd house.
2. Planets in 8th House have 100% Ulatee Drishti on planets in 2nd house.
3. Mercury in 12th House will have Ulatee Drishti on planets in 6th house.
4. Moon in 5th have Ulatee Drishti on planets in 10th house.
5. Sun or Moon in 9th will have Ulatee Drishti on planets in 5th house.


(1) The relationship of planets in adjoining houses should be evaluated, e.g. Planets in 1st and planets in 2nd house; Planets in 1st house and planets in 4th house.

(a) If planets in both houses are friends of each other then
"Dono Bhaav ke Graha aapas mein ek doosare se miley hue count kare jaayenge."

(b) If planets in adjoining house are enemies of each other
"Dono Bhaav ke Graha alag alag maane jaayenge."

(2) Planets placed in 3rd House from a Planet - This is also called "Achaanak chot kee Drishti", eg Planets in 1st and planets in 3rd house have the same relationship.
"Ye ek doosre per achaanak chot karenge, chaahe aapas mein mitr hi Kyon na ho."

3. 5-9 Relationship (Navam-Pancham Principle)
Planets in 5th and 9th to each other will help each other irrespective of friendship or enmity. This is also called "Aapasee Madad ki Drishti".

4. 7th Aspect Rule (Aam Halat ki Drishti) - Every planet aspects his 7th House and Planet(s) in it, e.g. (2-8), (3-9).

(a) Dekhane vaale (aspecting) grahon ka praabhaav dekhe jaane (aspected) wale grah mein "doodh (milk) mein khaand kee tarah mil jaayegaa". This applies to planets in 1st House aspecting planets in 7th or planets in the 4th house aspecting planets in 10th house.

(b) In rest of the cases - "Drishti apne se saatave ghar ke grah per na hokar, dekhe jaane wale Bhaav ke Kaarkon (significators) per, dekhne waale grah ki apanee taaseer se Ulatee padatee hai." eg "In Varshphal Kundlee, suppose Venus falls in 6th and Mercury falls in 12th house. This can produce benefic results regarding the married life of sister.

5. Takaraav kee Drishti - "Ek Ghar mein sthit Graha apne sthaan se 8th Bhaav mein sthit graha ko Takkar Maarataa Hai."

6. Buniyaadee Drishti (Aspect on 9th House) - A planet in a house has aspect on the planets 9th to it. This is a beneficial aspect.

7. Dhokhe kee Drishti (Aspect on 10th House from a planet) - A planet in a house will aspect the planet in 10th house from it. It's impact, whether good or bad will be double (Dugunee Taaqat).
"Is drishti kaa kundlee wale per buraa prabhaav na pad kar, dekhe jaane (aspected) wale graha aur dekhe jaane wale bhaav ke significator per hogaa."

Lal Kitab Ke Totke - Introduction

An Upaya without a plausible astrological logic is called a Totka. Not that we have any thing against the Totkas, they have been a part of Indian culture for centuries; but a Totka cannot be accepted in the same sense as an Upaaya or Parihaar is accepted in astrology. A Totka can be suggested without having to look at the horoscope. Totka is more a belief, a faith, a ritual and there is no doubt that even the Totkas are also very effective in mitigating the malady.

An Upaya or Parihaar has a very valid astrological reasoning behind it. An Upaaya can be suggested only after having a look at a horoscope, an Upaaya is horoscope specific. That being so, we should know the logic and reasoning which makes it an Upaaya, thus differentiating it from Totakaa. Therefore it becomes essential to know whether it is an Upaaya or a Totakaa. That can be done only after analyzing the Upaaya and the process through which the Upaaya has been devised in the first place.

Finding logic behind an Upaaya suggested by the Lal Kitab is not so much to verify its authenticity as it is to learn the process of how the Upaaya had been devised; what astrological factors had gone into before the Upaaya was given the shape. Analyzing for the process of learning can never be construed as irreverence.

Even otherwise there is nothing divine or sacrosanct about the Lal Kitab, it is like any other classic book on traditional Indian astrology. Critical evaluation is a normal academic process of learning; more so with those who have a critical and free open mind. Therefore we do not consider it a sacrilege or irreverence to critically analyze every thing which has been said in the Lal Kitab.

We should not accept an Upaaya unless valid astrological coordinates have been established, because an Upaaya has to be done according to certain rules. If it has no astrological validity then it is a Totakaa and can be done without having to follow the rules of doing remedies. That is another reason we insist on understanding the logic of the Upaaya.


1. All Upaaya must be completed as they all are the components of one single remedy.

2. All Upaaya should be done in daylight time or when the Sun is up, even if the clouds are there, the Sun is still up behind the clouds.

3. All Upaaya should be done with devotion and prayers, for example - "Since your Moon is with Saturn and Ketu, in your mind you have to say that I am doing this lunar eclipse Upaaya to get the Moon freedom from the clutches of the Saturn and the Ketu.

4. If there are 3-4 Upaaya, and some are short and some continue for some time, one should do them one by one with a gap of 3-4 days - the short one first, and the long one later.

5. If several are long Upaaya, start the new one with a gap of 3-4 days.

6. While immersing the things in water, never immerse the things in a plastic bag. You can carry the things in a plastic bag, but then pour them out from the bag into the water.

7. If you are doing any Upaaya for somebody else, you must mention it before doing the Upaaya, that you are doing it for such and such, otherwise it will go in your name.

8. Remedies are done according to the problems related by those who seek advice. If the problems are of very long duration then the Upaaya might be suggested based on the Janma Kundalee, if they are of recent origin then the Upaaya might be based on the Varsh Phal Kundalee. It depends on the astrologer what he thinks could be the cause of the problem.

9. Normally effects are visible after 43 days of having completed all Upaaya. All Upaaya must be done, as they are the components of one treatment.

For Hair Loss

Massage mustard oil on the scalp twice a day. You could wash it away after some time. This is an Upaaya and not a medicine.

For Spiritual Growth

Keep in his house in the North East corner 4 Haldee Gaanth in a brass bowl.

For Saving Money

Place where you keep your money at home a little honey in a silver Dibbee with a small square piece of silver immersed in the honey.

For Husband's Favor

Recite the following Yajurveda Mantra 108 times every day for at least 100 days.

Aum tryambakam yajaamahe sugandhim patiposhanam,
urvaarukamiva bandhanaan mrityor muksheeya maam mushya grahebhyaH

Keep a little water in any bowl with a Tulasee leaf in it before reciting this Mantra. When you have finished reciting the Mantra you should breathe over [fook marna] the bowl and drink that water and eat the Tulsi leaf. In case you do not find Tulsi leaf, then you can do without it, just keep the bowl of water though. Do not sit on bare ground when reciting the mantra. Use some mat etc. to sit on and do the recitation.

For Good Sleep

It is always better to have the head part towards the West or South so that when we get up, we face either East or North. Under no circumstances we should sleep with our head towards the North such that when we get up we have to face South. We should not sleep under the building beams too, lest we get bad & unhappy dreams. There should be no kitchen on the floor just below where the bed is placed.

For Damaging Electrical Appliances

Electric appliances means malefic Raahu, so
[a] Immerse in a river on any Thursday, after sun set and before it gets dark, 1300gm Jau [Barley] after rinsing with milk.
[b] Every day recite the Beej Mantra for Raahu 108 times.

For Matching Charts of Marriage

Match the charts, if Bhakoot are not matched, do this Upaaya - At the time of Kanyadaan {time when the father gives the hand of the bride to the groom} the father of the bride should gift two square pieces of silver to the couple after a proper Sankalp. Of these two pieces one should always be kept at home by the couple and should never be sold. The other piece should be immersed in a river by the couple after the marriage

For Late Marriage

7th house is severely afflicted by Raahu and the aspect of Saturn.

Since the Upaaya is to be done at a Shiv temple the Pujaaree will take care of the Maulee. You need not worry about it. In case the Shiv bathing is to be done at a temple at home then take off the Maulee the next day keep it safely and at the end of 13 Mondays immerse all the Maulee threads in a river/lake.

Gau Gras

Gau Gras is feeding a part of your daily meals to a cow, crows and a dog. It has been a tradition with most of the Hindu families for ages. Apart from its humanitarian value, it has a very sound astrological rationale behind it.

A cow is a Kaarak of Venus. Venus represents Lakshmee both in the sense of wealth and the wife because the Venus is the lord of the 2nd house [house of accumulated wealth] and the 7th house [wife and the family]. Thus by feeding a cow, a portion of what ever one gets to eat, amounts to sharing and appeasing Venus.

A crow is a Kaarak of Saturn. Saturn represents profession and the money earned through your own effort. In the Cardinal Kundalee Saturn is the lord of the 10th house [house of profession, fame etc] and the 11th house [house of gains through your own efforts]. By feeding the crows one appeases the Saturn, thus making sure that his profession and the income stays stable.

A dog represents Ketu, the Kaarak of a son or progeny. By feeding a dog one ensures the well being of his progeny. Once the progeny is ensured you leave some one behind who remembers you, the world moves on.

Therefore by feeding the cow, a crow and a dog one ensures all the major areas of his life. What more can one ask for? One simple easy to do Upaaya ensuring growth and prosperity.

Hormonal Problems

My skin became bad, have severe dark circles and I am anemic as well.

Soak a little Juaar [millets] in water for the night. In the morning make a paste of it in fresh curds [not sour] and apply on the affected areas twice a day. You can wash it with fresh water after some time. This is an Upaaya and not a medicine.

For Diseases of Eyes

Wash eye lids with milk twice a day. He should close his eyes and then wash the lids with milk. After some time he can wash them with fresh water.

For Eventualities

My father suddenly became serious and his body was gradually turning cold, though by Gods grace now he seems to be out of danger.

I am not aware of any Lal Kitab upaya for such eventualities. However there is a folk remedy which I have seen people doing at such times.

Take a few Sarson Ke Daane [mustard seeds] and 7 iron nails. Move over the head of the affected person 7 times. Then the mustard seeds along with the iron nail should be buried in a barren place. Since people have been doing this for centuries, I believe it must have been effective otherwise why would they continue doing this remedy.

To Protect Oneself from Black magic

In order to protect yourself against any black magic you should do the following :

Either on a Tuesday or a Saturday, go to the Hanuman temple. Bring home a little Sindoor in a silver or brass or copper dibbi from the right arm of Hanuman idol. Apply a Teekaa of this Sindoor on all the 4 sides of your main entrance to the house. Put this Tilak on the outside of the gate - all the doors through which one enters the house, not the outside gate by which one enters the compound. This is known as Hanuman Kavach. Lord Hanumaan will protect your house from any evil eye or evil spell.

For Allergy

Either on a Saturday or a Sunday, take eatables the child is allergic to in an earthen bowl {sakora}, move it over the head of the child 7 times and give it to a dog to eat. Repeat the process till the child starts eating those things normally.

For Overweight

Immerse 1/10th of your weight Jau in a river every month. If you cannot find Jau, you may use wood charcoal.

For Seeing the Moon on Ganesh Chaturthee

Those who by mistake had seen the Moon on Ganesh Chaturthee (Bhadrapad Shukla 4) should do the following Upaaya :
[1] Astrological Upaaya: Take a few grains of rice, move them over your head 7times and offer at a temple.
[2] Traditional Upaaya according to folklore: Take a small stone from your roof and throw it on the neighbor's roof.

Good for Starting Something New

Recite it while you enter the city "nagar pravesh keeje sab kaaja hridaya rakha kaushalpur raja" and Recite the same Chaupaai when you enter your office the first time there.

Method of Chanting Mantra

The method of chanting any Mantra is:

Keep a little water in any bowl with a Tulsi leaf in it before reciting this Mantra. When you have finished reciting the mantra you should breathe over [Phoonk Marna] the bowl and drink that water and eat the Tulsi leaf. In case you do not find Tulsi leaf, then you can do without it, just keep the bowl of water though. Do not sit on bare ground when reciting the mantra. Use some mat etc. to sit on and do the recitation.

Strengthen Mercury

Brushing teeth with alum powder is a very good Upaaya to strengthen Mercury. You can do it.

Alternatives for Upaaya

- If the birds are not eating Saabut Moong, you may soak then in water before giving them to them; or as an alternative feed young Kanyaas [girls below 10 years] and seek their blessings after touching their feet.
- In case you do not find a red flower to offer to the Sun god, you should use Rolee instead.
- In case of not finding iron Dibbee, one can use steel Dibbee.
- If you can not afford a silver Chhalla, then tie a white silk thread on the little finger of your left hand.
- If one does not have a Peepal Tree, one can recite Brihaspati Beej Mantra 108 times for 13 days.
- In case of not getting red alum, bury 7 glass bangles which should be shining red in color.
- You can get Lead pieces from any Kabaadee, especially from those who deal with used car batteries. If you don't get lead pieces, you may use dry Poojaa Naariyal.
- In lieu of feeding green Paalak to cow - is there any other animal which is also represented by Venus that I can feed in California? Recite the Beej Mantra for Venus 108 times a day.
- In lieu of round copper coin, a round piece of copper foil can be used.

General Upaya

(1) Memory Enhancement: Wash your hands with ash made by burning of Uplay/Kandey/gohey (cake made of cow dung). Budh
(2) Mixture made with tomato puree and equal quantity of honey, applying on skin (face) will clear dust and increase shining. Budh + Mangal = Shukkar
(3) Applying Kesar tilak on naval will give redness on face. Brihsapat + Mangal.
(4) Rubbing of Kaner ka Phool (red color flower from which one falls outside, shoe flower) on head will increase hair growth and will control hair fall.
(5) People living in south facing house are generally advised to keep monkey shape toy (made of clay - `it should not be hollow from inside') in house facing inside the house.
(6) Evil Eye: Burning of a small quantity of fennel on cake "made of cow dung" will ward off ill effect of evil eye.

Monetary Matters

(7) Chup Samadhi and eating of food with/in silver utensils (plates/cups/spoons etc) is advised quite a few times.

(1) Don't wear blue color under garments: Area is of Shukra and color is of Raahu, will create problem related to Ketu, urinary disorder etc.

(2) Green color, painted on walls/curtains/clothes etc: cool wind of Brihspati will give malefic effect after touching green (Budh's color enemy), but it will good effect after touching wall (Shani) so the wall/curtains/door should be colored with the paints of its (Brihaspati) friendly planets.

(3) Non working music instruments and electronic gizmo should either be repaired or to be used regularly. If it is not in working condition it means that Brihspat's wind in blocked/choked in Budh, the flow of money will get affected.

(4) The people who are ill (BP/pressure related problems) should not sleep on red color bed sheet, as the circulation of blood will increase by using red color.

(5) Any empty utensil (matakaa etc) should not be kept in house for long, do use it or fill this with rice/flour etc it will enhance luck by filling it.

(6) Get rid of old non useable things which are not used since long, old chappals, old pens, cloths etc. but if you happen to have any old brass utensil please keep it and use it yeh Budh ke zahar to dhoyega.

(7) Keeping temple in house is strictly prohibited as it says ghar ke mandir mein ghanti bajaaney sey yeh lawaldi ka ghanta baja dega, if u use bells in temples of your house the birth of child (specially male) will be under question.

(8) Wearing of white color cap will help in good health and prosperity. Head (raahu) should avoid direct sun rays.

(9) Almost all the persons (male) have been advised to wear kada made of silver through molding with copper mekh weighing 48 grams for good health. Chaandi (chander) round shape (Budh) copper (Sooraj) and baazoo (Mangal).

Temple Placement

Consider the direction and place of the wooden temple. Never keep it or holy pictures in a bedroom. Usually Northeast direction is the place. If you have a separate room here, place a temple. Also no statues should be there. If you are keen on keeping statues replace them after at least 2 years.

For Married Women

(1) Avoid to walk on floor bare foot, wear chappals or walk on carpet or darrie, Ketu direct touch with Shukra (kacchi zameen) and Shani (marble) floor will affect Budh/Raahu (thinking)

(2) Before cooking food in the kitchen sprinkle a few drops of water on Tavaa this will also reduce family tension.

(3) Wearing of silver choodee made through molding with two lines on it and painted red will also reduce tension. Silver (Moon), round shape (Budh) will control Rahu (tension) with the help of red paint on it Mangal.

(4) Wearing gold in head (hair) also give peace of mind, Gold (Brihspati) in head (Raahu) will control bad thinking (Budh/Raahu/Shani)

(5) Cooking first Chapaatee for cow will also help a lot, Cow Shukra and Chapaatee (Soorya=ann/Mangal=khaanaa peenaa).

(6) Distribution of biscuits to small children will help in getting rid of ladies' trouble.

(7) Above all reciting of Durgaa Chaleesaa daily also help a lot.

(8) If you happen to have any Taabeez with you these remedies wont effect. As keeping Taabeez with you will make Budh nakas.

Related to Child Birth

(1) When the lady get pregnant she should tie red color thread on her arm, after the birth, this thread should be transferred on to child's body and the mother should wear new thread on her arm. This is called as Rakshaa Bandhan and these should be continued till the time child attain the age of 18 months.

(2) For child, person should worship Ganesh, Moon stands for money (chaandi ke sikkon kee khanak) Ketu for family and Saturn will be banker. All are some what enemies, so money and family may not be together, except in House No 4.

(3) Feeding cow will help in getting both.

(4) At the time of birth take some milk in utensil and take some sugar in a paper bag, the woman should touch this and keep this aside. After the child birth, these both things should be donated in a temple. The more useful utensil will be more helpful.

(5) If Raahu is malefic at the time of birth (in mothers/fathers Varshphal) Raahu in 1/5/8/11/12 House will be considered as malefic. Then put some Jau and water in a glass bottle, lid it and keep that in mother's room, birth will happen peacefully.

(6) If going for long journey 100+ days and crossing some river/sea, then person should drop one copper coin in river/sea. This will take care of his children's.

(7) In day time, feed dogs with sweet Rotees but these should not be cooked on iron Tavaa, Tandoor Rotee will do. It helps for betterment of your Children.

(8) Child born in Dharm sthaan (temple/Guru Dwaaraa etc) will be blessed with long life.

(9) Singly born male child of bitch will help in growth of its master's family.

(10) If Ketu is good then person should help/serve dogs, if Shukra is Oonch then he should respect women.

Related to the Wellness of the Child, Wife and Family

(1) Give part of your food to cow, crow and dog this will help in getting all benefits related to life.

(2) Eating of food where you cook (kitchen) will control Raahu from giving bad effect. Raahu's nature is to create sudden problem in any peacefully running program.

(3) Distribution of sweet Rotee (Rotee made of flour mix with sugar) among dogs/crows/cows or poor peoples. Will control unnecessary expenditures being done on medical bills or on conflicts. Sweet Rotee are to be distributed once in month and the quantity should be equal or greater then the count family member and visitors.

(4) Keeping some water in brass utensil near to your bedside before sleeping at night and next day morning that water should be given into some plants root, this will help in Lambee Bimaree (long sickness), court cases and conflicts.


- When a thing is immersed in a river, it's fruit does not go to 4th House, but it distances the effect of that planet.
- If you do not have a terrace to offer water to Sun God, then pour a few drops of water facing the Sun; you do not have to pour a jug full. It is the faith and Aasthaa which is more important and not the ritual. So long as you pour a few drops of water towards the sun and seek its blessings it is fine.
- There is a Peepal tree in Cerritos-Artesia. Its on Corby Dr, which is a street right behind little India.
- There is no specific or particular time to wash with Saunf water. One can do it at your convenience.
- One can replace the honey with fresh honey whenever one feels like and covers it with a cotton cloth.
- In "milk and Makkhan" Upaay, Makkhan may be stored for a week, and milk used should be raw (better).
- Traditionally in our society it is not considered pious to do any Pooja, Jaap etc. during those days. Therefore those women who are apprehensive about doing any religious act during those days should not do the Upaaya either and keep the rinsed rice as suggested in the rules of doing remedies. It is the raw rice grains and not the boiled rice. But those women who are not apprehensive about it and consider it a normal physical phenomenon can continue doing the Upaaya. As far as the Upaya are concerned there are no such restrictions. It is entirely a matter of the state of mind.
- A handful means "One Mutthee"
- "Kachchee Zameen" means which has soil on  it not the cemented or stoned floor
- "Barren Zameen" means where nothing grows.

Ways of Living According to Lal Kitab

We have entered the twenty first century and education is expanding day by day. The educated generation is taking over the old generation. They believes that the old theories are baseless and based on blind faith. They believes in logic and does not easily agree with what the science of Astrology says.

Even when the 'Lal Kitab' was available in simple Hindi and a layman could read it, the book was termed as the book of 'charms'. Undoubtedly, this is the book of charms but there is much more than the 'charms' in it. Readers would certainly like to have a look on the charms which have been suggested in this book.

General Tips on Happy and Harmonious Living

1. Do not speak ill to anyone.

2. Do not tell lies.

3. Do not be cruel.

4. Have faith in God.

5. Worship your own deity with devotion.

6. Do not consume alcohol.

7. Have pure and simple food.

8. Get nose and ears pierced.

9. Brush your teeth regularly with 'Keekar Datoon'.

10. Live in a Joint family.

11. Worship girls, gift green clothes and feed them with good food.

12. Gift sweets to sisters and daughters.

13. Do not accept anything free.

14. Never take property of any childless couple.

15. Avoid residing in a house which faces south.

16. Repair hole in the roof immediately.

17. Keep at least some small place uncemented in the house.

18. Give food to cow, dog, crow and monkey, etc.

20. Be careful with a bald man and single eyed person.

Now think yourself and decide whether the above mentioned points are simply charms. I know you would also agree that these are parameters of our life and culture. These are the points which help us to be a good human being and make us strong enough to follow the moral code of conduct.

'Lal Kitab' is based on humanitarian grounds, which enable us to protect ourselves from problems, mishappenings, etc.

Conventional remedies require the presence of a specialized person or an expert such as Purohit, to perform them. It is because of the fact that such remedies are too rigid in its execution, which does not allow even a slightest of alteration or inaccuracy. They are to be observed with minutest of details; otherwise, it might lead to intense adverse impacts. Such is not the case with Lal Kitab remedies. As they are already easy to perform and too regular in their nature, there are very less chances of performing a mistake on the first place. It only puts across one single condition. The remedies as suggested are required to be performed for at least 43 days, on a stretch. In case, one fails to do so, one is required to start it again from the scratch, after a break of few days.

Lal Kitab offers achievable remedies for the most critical of problems related to different aspects of life. Also, they are flexible. In case, where one is unable to perform them, any blood relative can perform it. Also, they are harmless to anyone. They are only concerned with protecting one from ill-effects of malefic planets, without causing any harm to anyone in anyway.

Er. Rameshwar Prasad invites you to the Wonderful World of Lal Kitab (Red Book).

Engineer Rameshwar Prasad

(B.Tech., M.Tech., P.G.D.C.A., P.G.D.M.)

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