can we define the creative process?
Is it the expression
of an inner voice, the translating of a dream into tangible
reality or the end of a journey of discovery? It is all this
and more, and it's magic lies in the fact that no two creative
processes and expressions are alike.
index' was a unique tool, based on Vedic Astrology
principles, which was conceptualized for the very first time
in the year 1996 by it's creator - Shyaam
Sunder Kansal. However, if someone asks today-
"What new astrological principle was laid down or
found by the author ?"
answer will be "None". Not a single new astrological
findings is there to author's credit.
there must be something innovative, which
prompted Mr.Vinay Aditya
of Destiny: Applications of Ashtakvarga") to write about
"The general lot
of programmers have only given the calculations of Ashtakvarga
parameters without attempting to make their use in actual
predictive work. To the best of my knowledge, Mr. Kansal is
the first and the only person who recognised this potential of
Ashtakvarga and married it to computers with very successful
predictive results. I am sure that the future offsprings of
this timely marriage would be truly illustrious and prolific.
They would revolutionise the utility of astrology and usher in
a new era of meaningful computer astrology."
The innovation in
in this light, may be summarized as follows:
The innovation was in the "way", in which several
astrological principles were simultaneously integrated to
gauge the benefic and malefic effects of each planet in natal
horoscope as well as in their daily transit.
innovative was the "system" in which the program
integrates the natal effects of planets with their transit
status in a very simple and elegant manner.
The innovative was the "method" through which
various key astrological parameters were quantified
that were hitherto not quantified.
The innovative was the "concept" of drawing a net
astrological conclusion, called "net astrological
effect" by mathematically quantifying various
innovative were the "steps" to enable the program analyzing the "day",
with reference to each house of the horoscope individually.
This was the first attempt to make use of various astrological
parameters in actual predictive work on daily basis.
The innovative was the "vision", which, for the
very first time in the history of computer astrology,
visualized a method of analyzing "each day", and
that too, in great details, which
aimed at providing a sound basis to anyone looking for
astrological guidance in everyday endeavours.
innovative was the "program" through
which you may have a bird's eye-view of astrological signatures concerning various involved issues which must be looked into while you are seeking the divine guidance with a specific object in your mind.
Incorporating the 'Ashtakvarga'
base, planetary strengths, their inter-personal
relations, their transits through various sensitive points in
a horoscope, the operating "Vimsottari
dasa" and much more with stunning integration and
proper quantification of all these factors, to churn out the
magical figures for the Vjyotish
indices, has been considered
innovative by every scholar of
astrology, who came to know
S. Charak [Author of several excellent
books on Vedic astrology and an astrologer of International
repute]; wrote on our visitor's register:
"I am highly
impressed by the use of Ashtakvarga in a very scientific
and uniquely innovative way. This approach is certainly
to be a landmark in predictive astrology."
The fourteen man-years (since 1987), abundance of innovative
ideas, and above all, the passion. This was the sole
investment by the author of "Vjyotish",
"Stock Compass" and other Jyotish products.
With these kind of encouraging words from the astrology
scholars coming through, the whole investment found its worth.
makes us a pioneer
Compass and other products were outcome of very original thinking,
which opened new vistas in the field of astrology.
As per our best knowledge, no body else
in the history of astrology has ever tried or even thought of,
for this type of astrological model, which gave precise
numerical results for twelve houses and the nine planets.
author, for the very first
time, demonstrated his initial creation during the Mystique
India'97 exhibition held at Pragati Maidan, New
Delhi, in October 1997. It immediately caught the attention of
every scholar of astrology, present there. They were unanimous
that this was the first attempt by anybody to quantify the
various astrological principles, maintaining its true spirit
and intent. Their critical appraisal of author's efforts paved
the way for him to go deeper into the subject.
Since then, several
renowned astrology scholars and authors
of astrology books has opined that it was a pioneering work
and effort to quantify the date-wise auspiciousness of various
planets and houses in a horoscope individually, based on
Ashtakvarga and so many other transit parameters. It made
possible to innovate on a micro scale in astrological research
in the light of various incidents in a person's life. It
was a sort of new kind of electronic "Varshaphala"'
which could give meaningful "How is your day, today" from one's birth-data.
Sood, (M.Tech., I.I.T. Delhi, Jyotish Acharya, Publisher of
"Vedic Astrology" a bi-monthly with global
Shyaam Sunder Kansal has done pioneering work in this field.
He has successfully developed software using Ashtakvarga and
other relevant quantifiable astrological parameters which aims
at providing a sound basis to anyone looking for astrological
guidance in everyday endeavours. He has also attempted to
quantify factors that were hitherto not quantified. He has
been the first and is the only person in our knowledge so far
who has recognized the potential of Ashtakvarga and married it
to computers with very successful predictive results.”
Compass are the products which needed continuous and sincere
efforts in research and development. During the last so many
years, most of
the author's time has been invested in reading and
understanding various astrological texts;
understanding the inherent clauses and conditions which
were scatterdly written but not clearly explained in those
books; making flow charts trying to bring various concepts on
a single report platform and standardizing those concepts so
that various astrological parameters can be quantified with
proper weightages and results can be presented in a numeric
tabular format. There were no previous report formats
available to the author to take clue from or to compare with
them. It was a Herculean task where every thing needed to be
conceived from scratch. The basic concept of the author behind
the creation of the software has remained to generate reports
in an "easy to use format", incorporating those
numerous astrological principles which has been told by our
ancient seers but could not be utilized by modern day
astrologers due to their sheer complexity. The calculation
algorithms were progressively refined after repeated tests on
the real life
incidents. Vjyotish's performance perfected
through constant feed-backs from its users.