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KP Ayanamsa Article
It gives me immense pleasure in authoring this article for the inaugural issue of KP E-magazine edited by a scholarly KP professional, Shri Kanak Bhai Bosmia, who is well known in India and abroad for his astoundingly correct predictions using the Krishnamurthi Paddhati (KP) astrology. In fact, the launch of this electronic magazine for KP astrology will, perhaps, be the first of its kind in this branch of astrology in the world. My best wishes are with the editor and this scholarly journal.
The role of Ayanamsa in applied prediction can hardly be over emphasized. This article is not an attempt to advocate any particular Ayanamsa, since we are all aware that the Ayanamsa given by our revered Guruji late Shri K. S. Krishnamurthi (KSK) is a very important ingredient for using his system of astrology. The Krishnamurthi Paddhati would not yield correct results if one were to use any other Ayanamsa, namely Lahiri, Bhasin, Sanatana, or Raman. For correct prediction through KP astrology we invariably need the Ayanamsa suggested by Shri KSK, which he arrived at after decades of painstaking research. In his First Reader, Shri KSK spent over 16 pages in discussing the role of Ayanamsa and his exposition on this matter leaves no room for doubt that the Ayanamsa suggested by him for 15th April, 1900, taking the Epoch year as 291 AD, was 22 Deg 22 Min 30 Secs (KP & Astrology Yearbook, 2003; pp 92-93) would yield consistent results with the precision rate per second per year as 50. 2388475 seconds (also known as Newcomb’s rate of correction) However, recently there has been some modification in this Ayanamsa. Some researchers in the field of KP astrology have taken a different Epoch year and arrived at an Ayanamsa which is different by about 4 mins 44 seconds. This Ayanamsa is popularly known as the KP Straight Line Adjusted Ayanamsa. As a result of this correction rate, the Ayanamsa value for the same date as above turned out to be 22 Deg 27 Min 14 Secs thereby giving a difference of 4 Mins 44 Secs. Though this may appear to be a minor difference, practitioners and researchers in the field of KP are well aware that this so called ‘minor’ difference can cause the entire prediction to go haywire.