KP Astrology System: Krishnamurthi Paddhathi for Beginners

KP astrology system is the popular name given to the unique system of prediction formulated by the great astrologer late Prof. K.S.Krishnamurthy. This system of prediction and horoscope analysis is also called Krishnamurthy Paddhathi.

Basic principles of this system are similar to that of the Vedic astrology. So if you want to learn KP system you need to have a working knowledge of the Vedic astrological concepts.

At the time of his studies of Vedic astrological principles and concepts, when assessing the horoscopes of different natives, Prof K.S.Krishnamurthy found out that these principles were very vague and couldn’t be applied to each and every case with the same weight-age.

Meaning, even after applying the principles and techniques of prediction mentioned in the Vedic astrology books, people with the same planetary combinations in the horoscope, seemed to have completely different results.

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KP Astrology Pioneer Prof. K.S.Krishnamurthy

He also found out that, the ancient classical scriptures of Astrology written by our Vedantic scholars and astrologers of ancient times were either lost or destroyed. So whatever scriptures that were available to him, were either misinterpreted translations done by our modern day authors or the distorted versions of the ancient principles given by the modern day Gurus.

Because most of the ancient manuscripts of astrology were lost, there was no way left for him to get hold of and learn the exact techniques of prediction that was applied thousands of years ago by our seers and sages.

Also, many a time, Prof. Krishnamurthy found out that the same principles of predictions couldn’t be applied to all individuals running similar ‘Dasha and Bhukthis”. For example, two people with similar ascendants, similar planetary placements and running Venus Dasha and Saturn Bhukthi showed varying results.

Also, Venus Dasha runs for 20 years. If it is a beneficial planet for the native and is placed in good houses, this Dasha will bring the person all good fortunes and luxuries.

But does it happen every day, for 20 years?

Absolutely not.

Although the person is running Venus Dasha, he/she might have many minor or major ups and downs in life, with respect to the other aspects of his/her life during this period.

These were the reasons which prompted Prof K.S. Krishnamurthy to create a new system of predictive astrology called KP System astrology or the Krishnamurthy Paddhathi, that involved the best of both eastern and western astrological principles and which gave a lot of importance to stars occupied by the planets than the planets itself.

Many astrologers, however, believe that this isn’t an all-new technique of prediction and is nothing but the same technique used in the ancient ‘Nadi system of astrology’ or the ‘stellar astrological system’ of prediction.

Unique Features of KP System Astrology and How it Differs from the Classical Vedic Astrology

The Signs, the Constellations, the Birth chart, the Houses and the Planets considered for prediction are all similar to the ones used in classical Vedic astrology. The difference lies in the predictive part. Below are some of the major differences in the techniques of prediction between Vedic astrology and the KP astrology system.

  • KP astrology system gives a lot of importance to the Constellations or Nakshatras (Stars) occupied by the planets. According to this system, each planet majorly gives the effect of its Star-lord during its Dasha or Antardasha.
  • The Ayanamsha used in KP system is called KP Ayanamsha which slightly differs from the Lahiri Ayanamsha, the most used one.
  • KP system doesn’t take divisional charts or Yogas into consideration.
  • The house system is based on the western Cuspal principle. This uses the Cuspal start points or the house beginnings into consideration while making the predictions. Classical Vedic astrology uses, Bhava Madhya or the Mid-house points for predictions. Also, the house system used is the Placidus house system.
  • Each Constellation in the KP system is subdivided into 9 parts called Subs which have been given lordships based on the Vimshottari Dasha patterns. What it means is that each of the 9 ‘subs’ is lorded by 9 planets in the order that is used in the Vimshottari Dasha system. So these ‘Subs’ are not equal in parts. Also, the order of lordship will be Ketu, Venus, Sun, Moon, Mars, Rahu, Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury which is similar to the Vimshottari Dasha pattern.
  • According to Krishnamurthy Paddhathi the Planet is the Source, the Star-lord represents the effects experienced, and the SUB gives the indication of the final direction of the result.
  • Each planet can signify many houses in the horoscope based on occupation, lordship, star lord and the planets in its Stars, aspects, and conjunctions.

How to Predict using KP System

Once you learn the basic principles mentioned above and the ‘house grouping’ (we will discuss that in the upcoming posts) that indicates various incidents that occur in human lives, you can start learning the concepts of predictions and applying it to the horoscopes.

As mentioned earlier you will need to have a strong hold on the basic concepts of  Vedic astrology before trying to learn KP astrology system of prediction.