Hora Ratna

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Hora Ratna
Author Bala Bhadra
Country India
Language Sanskrit
Subject Astrology

Hora Ratna, [1] a treatise on the predictive part of Hindu astrology, was written in the usual Sanskrit Slokas - format by Bala Bhadra sometime during the reign of the Muhghal Emperor Shah Jahan. [2] Whereas the opinion of Parashara prevails much more in North of India, in South India the method of Bala Bhadra, who was influenced by Garga, is considered to be more authoritative. [3] This text is a unique treatise on the effects of the twelve signs and houses[4] which aspect it deals in its own peculiar way. [5]


  1. ^ R.Santhanam. Bala Bhadra’s Hora Ratnam (1995 ed.). R.Santhanam & associates. 
  2. ^ Krishan Kumar Pathak. Garga Hora Shastra. Nishkaam Peeth Prakashan. p. 10. 
  3. ^ Gopesh Kumar Ojha. Phaladeepika. New Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass. p. 537. 
  4. ^ Nemmara N. Krishna Rao. Hora Ratna Maala. 
  5. ^ Dr. Bhojraj Dwivedi. Thumb – The Mirror of Fate. Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd. p. 38.