Sage Mantreshwara’s Phala Deepika.
The author of this book Shri Mantreswara is believed to have lived in the 13th century when this valuable work must have been compiled. It is said that he belonged to a family of Namboodari Brahmins and he was born in tirinevelley District of the Madras Presidency (now known as Tamil Nadu). He was a devotee of Sukuntlambki Devi. As a young man his name was Markandeya Bhattadri. To attain knowledge he is said to have travelled to far off places like Badrika Ashram in Himalayas and Mithila Pradesh – By sheer dint of hard work
and devotion, he became well versed in the Vedanta philosophy and in the knowledge of other sastras, and by severe observance of fast, penance and meditation, he became gifted with divine knowledge and assumed the name of Mantreswara.His knowledge of Astrology was profound and the reference in his
book to Parasara, Varahamihira and other learned astrologers indicates that he hadmade a deep study of all the ancient astrological works existing in his time.
The present book is so instructive that beginners as well as advanced students of Astrology can obtain very useful guidance from its study.
Mr. U.K. Jha hails from the family of eminent astrologers of Tantra Sadhaka, and he explained in this book the abstruse astrological principles in the light of Tantra philosophy.