Mantreswar was the greatest astrologer of 12th century from the South of India. He compiled in Sanskrit the principles of Predictive Astrology propagated by Maharshi Parashar, Jaimini and various other great astrologers in his famous work Phaldeepika.
This well known book Phaldeepika was composed in the 12th century by Mantreshwar, who was the greatest of all the astrologers of his time. He took up the astrological principles prevailing and propagated by great sages like Maharishi Parashar, Gemini and many more.
This is one of the best books on Predictive Astrology. It includes the essence of Parashar, Jaimini and many more masters. Four hundred and fifty Yogas of Bhavartha Ratnakar of Shri Ramanuja have been added to befit the title Phaldeepika; Bhavartha Bodhini.
The 28 chapters in the book cover various topics: the characteristics, house divisions, strength of planets, career, various yogas, raja yogas, marriage, children, longevity, periodic influence of planets, the effect of transits and ashtakvargas. The 11th chapter exclusively deals with the nativity of women; the 22nd chapter gives the interpretations and calculation of the kalachakra dashas.
This english edition also includes many horoscopes, tables and a glossary of sanskrit and hindi words. The language is easy to understand and even the beginners after studying this book for a few months will be able to arrive at the right interpretations and timing of events.