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KP Astrology

Krishnamurthy Paddhati Astrology

‘Krishnamurti Paddhati’ got it's name from the inventor of this technique late Prof. Kuthur Subbarayaiyyer Krishnamurti (1908-1972), who developed this new technique of arriving at predictions. KP is based on the stellar system of prediction and the ‘Sub Lords’ – the invention which crowned Prof. Krishnamurti and his followers with success. The stellar system was initially developed by two friends, Meena I (late R. Gopalakrishna Rao) and Meena II (late N.V. Raghava Chary). Prof. Krishnamurti was a close friend to both of them. In stead of stopping at the stellar level of prediction, Prof. Krishnamurti undertook laborious research for decades and invented a further smaller division of each constellation (star) in the zodiac based on the unequal proportion of the Vimsottari Dasa system. This he named as ‘Sub’ (that is, sub-division of a star). The entire KP technique is based on proper evaluation and application of these Sub Lords.

It is a common notion in the minds of many KP learners and practitioners that the inventor of KP, late Prof. K. S. Krishnamurti decried the traditional system of astrology as it is practiced India. Nothing is far from truth than this wrong notion. Hariharan[1], the illustrious younger son of late Krishnamurti pointed out that “it is grievous error to think that Prof. Krishnamurti disparaged Hindu or Western astrology. In the preliminary chapters of KP Reader II Prof. Krishnamurti exhorts students of astrology to learn thoroughly the works of our sages and all books on astrology written by scholars on the subject” (p: 22). Therefore, the inventor of this ingenious system of astrological prediction has himself laid importance in understanding the fundamentals of the traditional system of astrology for a better understanding and application of his own system

How does KP differ from Traditional astrology?

There are many points of departure and points of differences between the traditional system of astrology and the Krishnamurti Paddhati, which can be considered as differences in the method of offering prediction rather than an entirely different body of astrological knowledge. Krishnamurti Paddhati is basically a unique system of offering accurate predictions, correct up to the nearest minute, for the happening of an event by using certain tools and techniques invented by late Prof. K. S. Krishnamurti that are not to be found in the traditional or Vedic system of astrology. KP is not a different body of astrological knowledge. In other words, in KP we also use the same 9 planets with their same significations. We make use of the same 27 constellations with their natural significations and we use the same Zodiac with its 12 signs from Aries to Pisces with their natural significations. As far as the zodiac and its signs, planets, stars (constellations) and house (or bhavas) are concerned, there is no difference in the way how the traditional astrology and KP considers them for their natural signification. The astrological attributions and significance of Sun, Moon and all the other planets is the same in KP as it is in Vedic astrology. The astrological signification of the 12 bhavas or houses is the same for KP as it is for the traditional/Vedic system. Therefore, the natural signification of the sign Aries giving a fiery element, portion of the head, body structure etc. are used in the same manner in KP as it is used in traditional astrology. Similarly, the signification of the sixth bhava or house as the house of service, disease, first maternal uncle younger to mother, open enemies, hard work etc is taken in the same manner in KP astrology as it is in traditional astrology.

The major difference between KP and traditional astrology lies in METHOD of arriving at a prediction. The traditional system of astrology makes use of various charts and tables other than the birth (natal) or horary charts. The KP technique on the other hand uses only a few tools that remain constant in every situation. The basis of the KP technique lies in two fundamental tools: the Placidus House Division and the Sub-division of the constellation.

In KP, the only system of house division followed is the Placidus (also called as the Semi-Arc) System of house division. In this system of house division, the birth or the horary chart is casted according to the precise latitude and longitude of the native or the place where the astrologer is sitting for analysis (if it is a horary chart). In the Placidus system of house division, all the 12 houses may not be of equal length (longitude). It may so happen that some houses may be more than 30° in length whereas some houses are less than 30° in length. Moreover, it may also happen that there are two houses or bhavas in one zodiac sign and a sign which does not hold any house cusp.

KP astrology interprets bhava or house results primarily on the basis of the house cuspal sublords and the sublord’s stellar or constellational significations. And the planetary effects are determined by the planets occupancy in a particular star and a sub division within that star. These are explained in great detail in the subsequent chapters. Here we are only providing the fundamental differences in the modus operandi of arriving at a prediction through KP astrology vis-à-vis traditional astrology. So, according to KP, even though the cuspal sub position is a very specific area demarcated by each of the 12 houses in the zodiac, these sub areas are under the lordship of 9 planets. Therefore, to arrive at a concrete prediction, the signification of a house (through the cuspal sublord) is taken into consideration through the 9 planets’ house signification.

Shri K. S. Krishnamurti also provided in his KP astrology a new tool called as the Ruling Planets (RP). These RP act as a divine guidance when the astrologer needs some clarification or confirmation on certain issues that may be impeding him to arrive at a final judgment. These ruling planets are a master key in the technique of KP and one has to become an adept at using these if one wishes to master this system of astrology. The use of RP in applied prediction is multifarious and infinite. The credit of the concept and its utility is solely attributable to the inventor of this system of astrology—Sri K. S. Krishnamurti.

Along with RP, Sri K.S. Krishnamurti also provided us with a set of sub numbers from 1 to 249. This set of 1-249 sub numbers has proved to be a very effective tool for analysis of horary or Prashna charts where certain specific queries are to be answered or where the birth time of the native is not known. To satisfy the curiosity of the readers at this point let us briefly say what this 1-249 sub numbers is. These sub numbers are basically the sub-divisions (and therefore, called as ‘subs’) of each of the 27 star of the zodiac in the proportion of the Vimsottari Dasa system. Traditional astrology however, has no such divisions of the stars of the zodiac.

KP - Krishnamurti Paddhati


History of the 6 Readers of Krishnamurti Paddhati

Many of you are aware that original KP books/readers were published in 2 volumes in 1966 from Sagar Publications.  

But many of you may not be aware that the same 2 volumes were later published by Modern Astrological Research Institute, 13 Brahmin Street, Madras 15 in a ‘revised’ edition. In fact, the 2 volumes published by MARI, were under more scrutiny from K. S. Krishnamurti himself, because it was through his own book shop! In fact, in the advertisement on page 26 of Astrology &Athristha (A&A), March 1971 issue you can easily see that the advertisement uses the term “Revised in two Vols”. Note, that the publisher is Mahabala Publishers and Book Sellers, 12 Brahmin Street, Madras 15. So, the MARI edition is a revised version than Sagar 1966 edition. 

It is only a child’s guess to clearly understand that KSK’s revised 2 volumes by MARI is more reliable than Sagar publication 1966 editions, though there are only very marginal differences between the two version. 

Thus the true history is: 

KSK published “original” 1966 version of 2 volumes of KP reader from Sagar Pub and then a “revised version of 1966” edition published by MARI under KSK’s ownership, which was sold upto the end of 1971 plus a reader on Horary published in June 1970. 

Now what happened in 1971? 

KSK got his manuscript ready for 10 Readers of KP. These 10 readers were almost ready for being published while KSK was alive, and under his tutelage!! However, Readers from 7 to 10 were not in bounded volumes but were type-written, photocopied bundles of paper, which were in private circulation for proof-reading before it goes for final print.

But it never saw the light of the day.

Later these 10 Readers got bundled up into Six Readers.  

There used to be propaganda carried out in A&A for a few years from 1971 onwards about the improvisation in 1971 readers. It is but natural for any publisher to go about praising their new editions. But during his ill-health in 1971, there was no one to stop any alteration of the originality of his readers. 

So, the Six Readers came at a time when KSK’s health was fast declining. All these Six ‘regrouped’ readers were available for sale at the end of 1971 and KSK breathed his last in March 1972. 

The summary about these facts therefore, mean: 

1. 1966 KP two volume readers (Sagar edition and MARI edition) are the most original and undistorted version of KP.

2. KSK already had his Horary Astrology published in 1970 as a separate reader little before even the 10 Readers were created.

3. KP ten Readers are ‘expansion’ of KP literature, mainly from the published articles of A&A from 1963 till 1971 by KSK. These were not published publicly but were in private circulation as manuscript.

4. 1971 six readers are at best ‘regrouped’ version of previous 10 readers with many additions and deletions than the Original 1966 Readers.

5. 1971 Six Readers are more comprehensive in different chapters and topics.

6. But for originality of KP principles, it is the 1966 versions of Sagar and MARI.

It is therefore a matter of personal preference whether one would go for originality of KP principle in order to learn, practice and profess KP or just get fascinated by the comprehensiveness in 6 Readers that came up in his last days, albeit without much of his intervention due to his declining health.

Why KP Stellar Astrology

The basic concepts of Astrology needs self study on your part and hence here we will assume that you are well equipped with the basics and proceed with this assumption. There being 12 Zodiac Signs and 12 Houses is an accepted and undisputed assumption all over the World.

In the Vedic context 27 Stars or Nakshatra's or Constellations are also being considered to be assigned in association with the 12 Signs and Houses. There are numerous methods of dividing 360 degrees into 12 parts or houses to which the 12 Signs  & 27 Stars are assigned. Each Star thus gets 13d-20m out of the 360 degrees. In any house or Sign a part of the Star spills over into the next house or Sign as per the calculations involved.

In simple terms each house is allocated 2-1/4 stars. Thus when a Planet is said to be placed in a house it shall be placed in one of the Stars as per its current location in degrees. This is still a part of the Vedic concept. The variable factor in Vedic concept was only the Planet visiting a House and moving into the 3 Stars allocated to the house. The House or Sign Lord and the 3 Star-Lords were fixed due to equal house concepts.

Deviations from Vedic concept

The deviation from Vedic concept begins when equal houses are not considered and instead the Placidus system of house division has been adopted where each cusp ie. the begining of a house has some unique measure in degrees - minutes unlike the Vedic concept where the cusp starts at 0 and ends at 30 degrees.

The Cusp of the House is considered to be a very important factor over the life time. The span of a house could be less than 30 degrees and hence the Sign associated with the Cusp will be limited to the span of the house and at times a sign may be completely missing or 2 houses may have the same signs. The House or the Cusp Lords will be as per the signs calculated by the Placidus system. This is one of the deviation from the Vedic concept.

A planet  while moving in a span of a house will travel through the allocated stars, since a sign is divided into 2-1/4 star each star, represents a major division in a sign. In the adjacent figure the point E implies the eastern horizon and Aries Sign is shown co-incident. The first star is of Ketu and is shown in grey color followed by Venus, Sun, Moon, Mars, Rahu, Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury which covers 4 signs and is repeated 3 times to cover 12 signs of the zodiac. Each star is thus repeated at 120 degrees.

We thus have a total of 27 divisions in 360 degrees each segment being 13d-20m. This is only a rough measure. Imagine that you have some length of a stick  which you would like to use as a measuring tool. You may sub-divide this stick by any means into finite sections, may be equal or unequal depending on your end use. The time when you decide to use this as a tool you discover that some objects are falling between the markings, you then realise the need to sub-divide to come to a finer measure.

This conclusion was also arrived at by the propounder of KP System and he sub-divided the span of each star into smaller portions called as a Sub-division or a Sub. This Sub when further divided into finer sections is called as a Sub-Sub which will be refered to as SSL, The next will be SS4 followed by SS5, SS6.

We are all aware that a measuring tool would also need some Units of measure then its sub-units followed by a sub-sub part of it. The unit of measure adopted by KP is the Vimshottari Mahadasha Paddhati again an accepted Vedic concept based on the 7 Planets and 2 Nodes, each planet being allocated a fixed number of years. The span of each Star is divided into 9 parts in accordance with Vimshottari Mahadasha Paddhati as the primary Sub  division, again he has sub-divided each primary Sub division or 1/9th part into 9 parts which are called as Sub-Sub. This is a very important contributing factor for the accuracy of predictions as the resolution or the least count has now increased.

A transiting planet is a variable, next is the Sign-Lord followed by Star-Lord. This transiting planet will now occupy one of the 9 Sub-parts in the Star, this sub-part is ruled by one of the 9 planets hence the term Sub-Lord was introduced followed by the Sub-Sub-Lord. The planet transiting a house is now a source of an event, Star-Lord, Sub-Lord, Sub-Sub-Lord and the Sign-Lord will decide the course of events indicated by the House.

This is only a preliminary explanation for one planet whereas there are other such 8 entities which will contribute and offer variations to the event as projected by the house. We have earlier discussed that the Placidus system of house division results in each cusp having some unique measure in degrees - minutes.

These 12 Cusp's are given the same consideration as given to the planets explained in the above paragraph. Thus each Cusp has a Star-Lord, Sub-Lord and the Cusp-Lord which is the Sign-Lord himself. These stay fixed throughout the lifetime in a Natal Chart. Refinement to Vedic Astrology as you must have now realised is due to the introduction of additional variables for the Cusps & Planets.

The nature / type of event for each house depends on the Lords of star, sub & sign on the cusp.

Planet is a source of event having a star, sub & sign lords. A sub-sub is considered at times to improve the precision.

The relationship between all the above variables and the additional parameters which are partly derived from the Vedic concept and partly from the Western concepts are called as the Rules of KP or Krishnamurti Paddhati itself.

KP has recommended the use of Ayanamsa which varies for each year. This Ayanamsa is closer to Chitrapaksh. Chitrapaksh or Lahiri Ayanamsa differs with KP Ayanamsa by 6M. The yearly rate of change assumed in KP is 50.2388475 Seconds.

Every planet in its Dasha, Bhukti and the house it occupies does not give results for occupied house but gives results according to the house where the Star-Lord is placed. Planet 'A' offers the result of the house occupied by the Lord of Star 'B', wherein this planet 'A' is deposited. Results being Good or Bad is decided by the Lord of Dasha and Bhukti being placed in the Sub portion of which Planet.

Rahu - Ketu ie Moons North Node ( MNN ) - South Node ( MSN ) the shadow planets are very important and they do not have a specific Sign assigned to them. The Signs associated with the Planets are not important as the Nakshatra Swami ( Star-Lord ) is more important. Any planet when it is placed in a Nakshatra has more power than the Lord of Nakshatra.

In a natal horoscope if any planet is Retrograde then it does no harm and is to be considered as in normal motion. In Prashna Kundali a retrograde planet gives results only in direct motion, retrograde planet is considered powerless.

KP assumes that no Planet is Good or Bad by itself. In KP all Western Style Aspects ( Graha -Yog ) are accepted along with all Indian Style Drishti-Yog.

Working Rules of KP System For each Planet consider in which Star it is placed. The Star-Lord of this planet own's a house or houses and will indicate the event matters of those houses owned by the Star-Lord.

The Planet will occupy a Sub portion, the Sub-Lord of the Planet also own's a house or houses. The nature of house decides if the event indicated by the Star-Lord is good or Bad. Planet considered to be a Benefic by Lordship offers the results signified by it, through the Planet deposited in its Stars. Planet is the source, star-lord shows the nature of results and Sub-Lord decides whether the event is favourable or not.

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K.P. Astrology

Who so ever uses KRISHNAMURTI PADDHATI system must be greatly thankful to Late Prof. K. S. Krishnamurthy, the profounder of K. P. Astrology. He has given this tool for the lovers of astrology which gives unique features in judging the horoscope in a very precise manner if one knows the rules of Vedic astrology properly.

Prof. Krishnamurthy stated that Dasha lord gives results during its Dasha period as per its constellation lord or Star Lord rather than the planet itself.

According to him “Planet is the SOURCE, Star-Lord or the constellation lord of that planet indicates NATURE of RESULTS and Sub of that Planet is deciding factor of the result whether favourable or not.

However, I wish to contribute from his great work, some basics of K.P. for the benefit and interest of the readers. For more details and the grip of the subject, the readers are advised to go through the books authored by Late Prof. K.S.Krishnamurthy.


1. Zodiac consists of 12 equal solar divisions of 300 each known as signs or rashis viz.Aries, Taurus……Pisces, whose lords are Mars, Venus ….Jupiter, respectively known as SIGN LORDS.

2. Zodiac is divided in 27 equal lunar divisions of 800’ each known as constellations or nakshatras or stars viz. Ashwini, Bharni ……. Revati, whose lords are Ketu, Venus …… Mercury, respectively known as STAR LORDS.

3. A constellation is of fixed length i.e. 800’ and is ruled by a planet. Each star is further divided into 9 parts. Each part is again ruled by different planets. The ruler of the first part is the ruler of the star or constellation itself and successive rulers are as per sequence in Vimshottri dasa rulers. The length or range of each part is calculated according to the years allotted to rulers in Vimshottri dasa considering 800’ equivalent to 120 years. Each part is called sub and its lord is known as SUB LORD.

The range of the sub ruled by different planets is as follows.

4. For delineation under this system we have a set of 12 signs, 27 constellations and 249 subs.

Every trine sequence of 9 nakshatras contains 83 subs, this way 27 nakshatras contain 249 subs.

In normal conditions each nakshatra contains 9 subs, so 27*9, gives 243 subs. In K.P. system, the degrees of Rahu and Moon subs gets divided twice in respective 3 trines, thereby giving 6 more subs in addition to 243 subs making the total subs to 249.

5. In horary astrology, the querent is asked to select a no. between1to 249(including these two) and the no. given by him indicates the lagna, which can be found out from the chart of 249 subs. This is the beginning point of 1st bhava. The numbers 249 has the significance that there are only 249 variations up to the sub lord level in full cycle of 3600 .Each of 249 units is identified as sign lord, star lord and sub lord.

6. Ayanamsa to be adopted is from Mr. Newcombe, an astronomer, who opined that the coincidence of both Sayana and Fixed zodiacs was in the year 292 AD and the retrograde motion of vernal equinox at the rate of 50.2388475 seconds per year. There is very slight variation of this ayanamsha from Lahiri’s ayanamsha.

7. Erection of birth charts or horary charts should be prepared according to western method that is placidus system (semi-arc system). In the Placidus system, the arc itself is measured (i.e., how long does it take the sun to rise on a given day at a given latitude) and divided into three equal parts. The principle underlying this system is that when Sun rises, it is then exactly on the ascendant. Thereafter it passes over the 12th, 11th houses etc.in equal intervals of time until it sets when it reaches the descendant or the 7th house. The semi arc from meridian, which intersects the eastern horizon, gives the ascendant and the cusp of 2nd and 3rd houses similarly extend below the horizon. It takes the Sun 12 hours to move from mid heaven to 4th house (lower meridian).

Further, the house degrees so computed and the ascendant or the 10th house degrees are the starting position and not the middle position as in Indian Vedic System. The partition walls of the Zodiac have 12 equal blocks of time. Hence the bhavas are of unequal lengths. The cuspal positions of all the houses have been shown under this system in Universal table of houses, Raphels tables of houses. These values are in Sayana system. As we are to make use of the niryana zodiac, therefore ayanamsha is to be deducted from Sayana values to arrive at the niryana values.

8. Astrologers using stellar methods are advised to cast the horoscope using geocentric latitude of the birth place to ensure much more accuracy and precision. Universal table of houses have been constructed on astronomical formulae based on the center of the earth as the focal point.

9. Signs show whether a planet is weak or strong. A strong planet gives the result early whereas a weak planet takes time to give results of its significations. Planets (benefic) in debilitation, having a set of results to be offered, the advantageous results will act in slow speed but will never give contrary results. Planets (malefic) in exaltation do not alter bad results to good if they are to offer bad results.

10. A planet offers results
(i) By occupation
(ii) By ownership
(iii) By nature

11. A planet offers result indicated by the lord of constellation in which it is posited, more predominantly than those indicated by the sign or house occupied by planet itself. Planets feebly offer the results of the houses they occupy or own. A planet is always under the sway of its star lord.

12. Planets are not considered natural benefic and malefic. If a planet predominantly signifies improving bhavas (1,2,3,6,10,11), it gives beneficial results, but if it predominantly signifies non-improving bhavas (4,5,7,8,9,12), it gives adverse results. However, the inherent nature of planets remains the same. All results are experienced only during the conjoined periods of dasa, bhukti and sookshama lords. The results offered by the star lords are modified and specified by sub lord of that planet. In short, significators of a good bhava is benefic and significators of bad bhava is malefic.

13. Likewise, do not take for granted any house to be fully benefic or fully malefic; 6H is an improving house. For what? For getting loans, for service or for over draft facilities, it is a benefic house. But on matrimonial relationships, disease etc. this house is considered to be evil house. So is the case with all houses.

14. Any house 12th to a house is bad or evil or negating for that house.

15. Stellar terminology: Suppose a planet Sun is at 160 43’ 20” in Sagittarius. We say that Sun is in the star of Venus and in the sub of Moon. Hence for Sun, Venus is the star lord and Moon is the sub lord. We also say that Sun is in the star of Venus & in the sub of Moon.

16. Here in dasha refers to maha dasha/main period, bhukti refers to sub period and antara refers to sub-sub period, and sookshama is the sub-sub-sub period.

17. Sub lord: A constellation may indicate an object matter it is the sub which tells whether that object matter will be acquired or not.

18. A house or bhava: The natal or horary chart under stellar system is prepared as per placidus system. This system divides the 12 signs into unequal but correct divisions. In this, a house is considered to start from cuspal point in a sign, so that the space between the 1st cusp and 2nd cusp in a sign is the extent of lagna bhava, the space between the 2nd cusp and the 3rd cusp is called the 2nd bhava and so on for other bhavas. A house may extend to two signs but the lord of that cusp is the sign lord where the cusp falls. This system differs from the Vedic system where the cusp of a house is taken as mid point of a house.

19. For assessing a particular question one should look into the sub lord of the cusp of the house which represents the required matter. The cuspal sub lord of that house is the deciding factor.

20. Significators:

Method A 
a). House significations: A house is signified by following planets or the result of a house is offered by a planet that is:
i) Situated in the star of the occupant of the house.
ii) Occupant of the house.
iii) Situated in the star of lord of house.
iv) Lord of the house.
v) Planets which conjoined with or aspected by significators.

Note: If you get 3 or more planets as significators by applying rules i) and ii),it is advisable to stop with them. In that case significators as per rule iii) and iv) become very weak to give results. However, rule v) may be applied.

b).Planet significations: A planet signifies the following houses or a planet becomes significators of the following houses:

i) The house occupied by its star lord.
ii) The house occupied by the planet itself.
iii) The house(s) owned by its star lord.
iv) The house(s) owned by the planet itself.

Method B
  Applicable only in horary astrology
The following planets are significators:
i) Planets in the constellations of the sub lord of the cusp.
ii) Sub lord of the cusp.
iii) Star lord of the sub lord of the cusp.
iv) Planets in the constellations of the star lord of a cusp.
v) Star lord of the cusp.

Important Principles

1. A planet in a sign indicates its strength and weakness to give results. A constellation may indicate many results. The sub tells which results actually apply.

2. A Sign lord may indicate many matters, a star lord shows a particular matter but the sub lord indicates whether there will be success or failure, progress or not, whether the decision will be favorable or not.

Example: Suppose a native is running dasa of Jupiter, which is a significators of the houses 5, 6, 9, 10, & 11.Jupiter is in the sub of Rahu, which is a significators of 1, 2, 5, 7&10th. Since the sub lord is connected mainly with improving bhavas, the overall dasa will be beneficial .But suppose the sub lord mainly signifies houses 8 & 12, in that case despite Jupiter being the significators of improving bhavas; it will not give good results.

3. If a planet (as star lord) is significators of Lagna bhava, it gives long life, success in attempts, it helps to maintain good health, provided its sub lord is not significators of 6,8 or 12 houses.
a) If sub lord of the planet signifies 6th house, it gives diseases.
b) If sub lord of the planet signifies 8th house, it gives danger.
c) If sub lord of the planet signifies 6th house, it gives hospitalization, imprisonment or one runs away.

Therefore a planet (as star lord) shows whom or which matter is referred to but the deciding factor whether the matter is good or bad is shown by the sub occupying the favorable or non-favorable significators. This applies to all bhavas.


The Dhasa-Bhukthi-Anthara lords are the indicators for an even matter, if they are also become the favourable significators to the house matters under scrutiny. One should not stop at a time by merely looking at the favourable significators for an event matters. 
Only when the significators are also conductors of the Dhasa - Bukthi –Anthara the matter will come to the fore and fulfill the matter.


A PLANET will become the significator to the house occupied by its constellation lord and the houses owned by the constellation lord. The tenant planet, that is known, as the “significator” will come to pass, indicates such matters depending on the sub portion of the constellation occupied by the tenant planet. 

The concept of significators:- 

1. The planet in the constellation of an occupant of a house. 
2. Planet that occupied a house, which has no occupant in its 3 stars. 
3. Planet in the constellation of the lord of a house, provided, if the houses of the lord of the constellation are vacant. 
4. The lord of the house becomes a significator, when there are no occupants in his 3 stars and the houses owned by him are vacant. 
5. A planet which is placed closer to cusp of house, even if it were in the back side of cusp, and it satisfies the above 3rd and 4th rules, it will become a significator to the said cusp (Bhava) in front of it. 

What is it that is called as ‘SUBLORD’ in K.P.? 

We know that the arc of the extent of a constellation is 13o 20’ or 800 minutes which are divided in the unequal proportions of the Dhasa years that are allotted to each planet, in the Vimsothari dhasa system of 120 years. Our Sadhguru is the first and foremost astrologer who divided the arc of 13o 20’ of a star based on their dhasa periods in 9 sub divisions and again divided each sub in to SUB-SUB divisions. As the constellation is akin to the dhasa, the bukthi is akin to the sub division lord. Similarly the anthara is akin to the Sub-Sub lord. 

Just as a planet is controlled by the sub lord, and the planet’s are modified by its constellation lord’s position and ownership houses as said above, the 12 bhavas which rise in the east for the time and place of a birth chart or a Horary chart are controlled by the cusp sub lord. The same sub lord is being controlled by it constellation lord, and affects the matters signified by that cusp and the house matters get modified in terms of the significations attained by cuspal-sub lords. Please read this paragraph several times to assimilate the system discovered and introduced to the world by our Sadhguru late Sri.K.S.Krishnamurthi who was born in 1908 in Tanjore Dt, in South India.

In Krishnamurthi Paddhathi, the sub-lord is the deciding factor in all cases. This is the sheet anchor in K.P. and is universally applied with out any doubt to all queries either for a birth or a horary chart. The Horary charts are highly dependable than the birth charts.

For assessing any a question in relationship with the query, that is in terms of matter in query one shall look in to the sub lord of the cusp of the house that represents such matters. For example, ones life partner is indicated by the 7th cusp. The 7th cusp sub will indicate the marital matters of the native. For getting off springs, you look in to the 5th cusp sub lord and so on.

The cusp and the sub lord of that cusp is the deciding factor (SUB LORD). If one analyses the sub lord of that cusp, one will be able to predict whether such matter indicated by that house will fructify or not. To substantiate the necessity to assess the cusp and the sub lord of that cusp, as it is more important regarding the fructification of a particular matter indicated by a house, the following bhava results are written hereunder for favour of the students in KP stellar astrology, which was published in K.P.& Astrology issues in the year August and September 1994 by Sri.K.M.S.

He has also advised to look in to the Dhasa-Bukthi-and Anthara periods that run at a particular time in ones life to predict good or bad results.

House Grouping

Not single but multiple houses play role in any event of life. In KP terminology, these groups of houses for the event is called "House Group". This is also referred as Formula by some KP astrologers. In the table below we need to combine primary houses and supporting houses to come up with the house grouping for the event. For example, event "Good health" has 1,11 as house group. Event "Proneness of disease" has house group 1, 6, 8, 12. 

There are two uses of the House Grouping table below -

1. Knowing whether the event is promised in one's chart or not

If the cuspal sub lord of primary house signifies primary and supporting houses, the event is promised.

2. When the event will happen

Events happens when the planet-lords of current dasa (dasa lord, antardasa lord, pratyantardasa lord, sookshma lord etc.) signifies house group. For example, one has "Good health" when one passes through dasa of the planets signifies houses 1,11. Similarly, "Proneness to disease" happens when one passes through dasa of the planets signifies 1,6,8,12.

1. Events relating First House.

Type of Query/ Event Primary House Supporting Houses
Good health 1,11 
Proneness to disease 1 6,8,12
Unnatural Death 1 2,7,Badhaka,12 (8)
Accident 1 8, 12
Suicide 1 Badhaka,2,7,Mars 
Success in self efforts 1 11 (6)
Status and Respect 1 10, 11 
Short Life 2,7,Badhaka 
Long Life  1,5,8,11 


2. Events relating Second House.

Type of Query Primary House Supporting Houses
Financial Status 2 2,6,11
Obtaining Loans 2 11 (6)
Obtaining Jewellery 2 11
Defect in Speech, Vision 2 12,8
Insurance claims 2 8,11
Medical claims 2 6,8,11
Opening bank account 2 6,11


3. Events relating Third House.

Type of Query Primary House Supporting Houses
Signing a contract 3 6,9,11
Meeting Bank officer for overdraft 3 6,9,11
Filing a court case 3 6,11
Getting Passport, Green card, Visa 3 9,11,12
Starting journey 3 5,9,11
Negotiations 3 9,11 and the cuspal position that represents the purpose
Change of place- Transfer 3 10,11
Younger co-born proneness to sickness 3 8,10,2
Computer programmer 3 2,11 (10)
Publication as Profession 3 2,11 (10)


4. Events relating Fourth House.

Type of Query Primary House Supporting Houses
Basic education 4 11
Purchase of property, vehicle, furniture 4 11,12
Sale of property etc. 4 3,5,10
Taking possession of flat, quarter etc. 4 9,11
Laying foundation of a house 4 11
Occupying a new house 4 11
Mother’s proneness to sickness 4 9,11,3
Engineering as subject of study 4 10
Medicine as subject of study 4 6
Law as subject of study 4 6 or 9
Fine arts as Subject of study 4 5
Teaching as Profession 4 2,6,10 (9)


5. Events relating Fifth House.

Type of Query Primary House Supporting Houses
Child Birth 5 2,11
Pregnancy 5 2,11
Love Marriage 5 7,11
Rape 5 8,12
Success in sports 5 6,11
Sports, fine arts, film, speculation as profession 5 2,11 (10)
Caesarean 5 2,8


6. Events relating Sixth House.

Type of Query Primary House Supporting Houses
Disease- Nature & Part 6 Involved cusp
Promise of Loan 6 2,11
Secret activities of Partner 6 5
Success in competition 6 1,11
Success in Litigation 6 1,11
Recovery from disease 6 5,11
Disease unknown in medical science 6 5,11
Medical Practitioner 6 2,11 (10)
Legal profession 6 2,11 (9,10)


7. Events relating Seventh House.

Type of Query Primary House Supporting Houses
Marriage 7 2,11
Second child 7 2,11
Partnership 7 5,11
Theft 7 2,12
Danger from opponents 7 8,12
Loans from Bank 7 6,2,11
Marriage-engagement 7 3,9,11


8. Events relating Eighth House.

Type of Query Primary House Supporting  Houses
Criminality as Profession 8 2,11 (10)
Unexpected Gains 8 2,11
Unexpected Loss 8 5,12
Receipt of Gifts 8 6,11
Ornaments or cash from inheritance 8 2,11
Property, vehicle from inheritance 8 4,11
Recovery of lost articles 8 2,6,11
Unnatural death 8 1,12
Death due to sickness 8 6,12
Death due to accident 8 4,12
Depression 8 1,3,12
Committing rape 8 5,12
Surgeons 8 2,11 (10)


9. Events relating Ninth House.

Type of Query Primary House Supporting Houses
Long Journeys 9 3,12
Higher education 9 11 (4)
Second Marriage 9 7,11
Third Child 9 2,11
Father’s proneness to sickness 9 2,4,8
Success in spiritual discipline 9 6,11
Politics as Profession 9 2,6,11 (10)


10. Events relating Tenth House.

Type of Query Primary House Supporting Houses
Service or Business 10 6,7
Commission as Business 10 3,11
Name & Fame 10 1,11
Retirement 10 5,9
Promotion in Service or Business 10 2,6,11
Break in Service 10 5,9
Problems in Business or Service 10 5,8
Suspension in Service 10 5,6 (8)
Compulsory Retirement 10 5,9 (8)
Voluntary Retirement 10 1,5,9
Removal from service 10 5,9 (8)
Export Business 10 2,6,11 (12)
Medical Practitioner 10 2,6,11 (8)
Publications as Profession 10 2,6,11 (3)
Legal Profession 10 2,6,11 (9)
Politics as Profession 10 2,6,11 (9)
Teaching as Profession 10 2,6,11(4,9)
Computer Programmer 10 2,6,11 (3)


11. Events relating Eleventh House.

Type of Query Primary House Supporting Houses
Winning in Love 11 5,7
Satisfaction of Desires 11 1
Sexual relationship with friend 11 7,5


12. Events relating Twelfth House.

Type of Query Primary House Supporting Houses
Repayment of Loan 12 5,8
Recovery of Lost article 12 2,6,11
Secret activities as profession 12 2,11 (10)
Gain in Investment 12 2,6,11
Loss in Investment 12 5,8
Danger from involvement in secret activities 12 7,8
Imprisonment 12 3,8
Receipt of secret documents 12 4,11
Absconding 12 3,8
Success in research 12 6,11
Export Business 12 2,11 (10)
Foreign Travel 12 3,9







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