Lal Kitab is a set of five books written by Pandit Roop Chand Joshi in the period 1939-1952. The book is based on the remedies which involve both palmistry with Vedic Astrology thereby bringing effective changes in a person's life. The language of the book is Urudu though now it is available in Hindi too which is the transliteration of the Urdu Version of the book. Lal kitab is mainly based on the Samudrika Shastra.
There are lots of folklores about the origin of the book though nothing is confirmed. But however today people believe that one night when the author of the book Pandit Roop Chand Joshi had a dream where a divine power told him about all the remedies which is now in the written form in the Lal kitab book which became very powerful in the later years.
There is also evidence which states that Lal Kitab is of Persian origin too which provides easy and simple remedies for the different malefic planets in a person's birth chart. But over the years this has become a part of folk traditions especially in North India and Pakistan. It is also known as the Red Book of Persia. There is another folklore associated with the origin of the Lal Kitab where it is stated that Ravana is the original author of Lal Kitab and at the time of war when he was not in proper sense dominated more of by arrogance he lost the possession of Lal Kitab which later surfaced in a place called Aaad in Arabia, where it got translated into Urdu and Persian.
The Lal Kitab not only predicts about our future but it also to an extent gives remedies to ward off the difficulties and bad luck that is likely to be faced by most of us at some point of life. These are the situations where Lal Kitab plays a major role by giving remedies and solutions to intensify our luck and fortune. There are a number of astrological principles available which has been devised by the Lal Kitab that can be effectively employed at all times of difficulties thereby accrediting the individuals in favor of luck and fortune. Most of the remedies provided by the astrologers are very ancient but still they promise to be effective ritual technologies.
When we feel that our level of confidence is pulled down and life is frustrating with too much anxiousness and emotions or if we feel that someone or something is trying to destroy our solidarity resulting in continuous problems both at home and workplace whether for that matter be it big or small, that's making life totally a burden and meaningless affair for us then the right option to do is to revamp and work out with the help of Lal Kitab remedies in making life healthy and prosperous by bringing luck in favor of us. The remedies suggested by the Lal Kitab are very simple and realistic and is affordable to be performed by the people for it does not become too heavy on their pocket.
Thus by performing the remedies suggested in the book it helps the individuals to come out of their big and small problems.As the remedies are more practical it helps us by taking away the negative energy in us. These economical remedies which are also self-defensive in nature when performed with patience and faith is sure to bring about changes for the better. Lal kitab provides solutions and remedies for various problems including tensions and anxieties and other day -to- day affairs too. There are five volumes of the Lal Kitab remedies written by Pandit Roop Chand Joshi. The details of the volumes are given below,
- The first volume of Lal Kitab was published in the year 1939 which comprises of 383 pages and is preserved in the Lahore museum known as Lal Kitab Ke Farman (The Edicts of Lal Kitab).
- The second volume was published in the year 1940 and is known as Lal Kitab Ke Arman (Ilm Samudrik Kee Lal Kitab Ke Armaan), (The 'Aspirations' of Lal Kitab), 1940. This volume comprises of 280 pages.
- The third volume was published in the year 1941 known as Gutka (Ilm Samudrik Kee Lal Kitab) (Third Part) and has nearly 428 pages.
- The fourth volume with 384 pages known as Lal Kitab Ke Farman (Lal Kitab – Tarmeem Shuda) was published in the year 1942.
- The fifth volume comprises of 1173 pages known as Ilm-e Samudrik ki buniyad par ki Lalkitab (Lal Kitab) was published in the year 1952.
The Lal kitab is much similar to the Vedic astrology for in both, the nine planets have been accorded prominence. Predictions of an individuals' horoscope is mainly based on the position of the planets according to the twelve houses. But however the Lal Kitab and the Vedic astrology differs for both the houses and the zodiac signs are fixed in the former whereas in the later only the houses are fixed and not the zodiac signs. The Lal Kitab is able to identify the malefic planets and provide easy and effective remedies which are infallible to nullify the ill effects caused by the planets. They also give quick results.
But however care should also be taken when we take up Lal kitab remedies for it is capable of back -firing if it is not performed the right way. It also advises to stop performing the remedies when it is showing negative effects. The Lal Kitab remedy can be started at any time preferably during day time in the presence of the Sun but the only condition is that it should be performed without a break for 43 continuous days. No effect can be seen for the remedies observed either before dawn or after sunset. Besides there remains the possibility of loss. If it is interrupted due to some obstacles or if it is forgotten then it is suggested to be discontinued for few days and then again freshly restart the process without break for the next 43 days.
The remedies work more effectively when rice washed with milk is kept nearby before the observance is started. The Lal Kitab also states it is the only field of astrology which correlates the planetary positions in one's horoscope which will reflect in the lines of the palm. Lal kiatb can also be astro -palmistry which is a blend of both the arts namely Palmistry and Jyotisha. The book gets its name Lal kitab because it was published in a red hard cover. The color red has lot of religious significance both in Hinduism and Islam. Red color is supposed to be a very auspicious color in Hindu religion and it also signifies Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha. Also in those days a business ledger should be bound in red color which was more of a tradition.
All auspicious and religious occasions in Hinduism will never take place without the red kumkum. The Lal Kitab volumes were also given a red binding because it can be said that they are the ledger book of one's life or in Hindi it is said to contain duniyavi hisaab kitaab. Lal Kitab dictates in clear terms that any book dealing with this system must be bound in non-shining, red color. In the Lal Kitab science of astrology easy and affordable remedies are suggested which are little tedious and not expensive remedies like pooja and wearing of gemstones which is the most common remedy in other branches of astrology and Jyotisha. There are lots of people not only in India but also abroad who follow the Lal kitab remedies as this science of astrology is becoming very popular in different parts of the world.
Also most of the remedies suggested by the Lal Kitab have become a part of our everyday culture like throwing coins in the river, feeding the cow with grass and dogs with bread etc.Lal Kitab has suggested some general remedies for those who are afflicted with different planetary positions. Lal kitab suggests for those with a weak Sun to wear a white cap for the concerned person and also distribution of sweets for the blind people will bring the person with good luck and fortune. The remedy for a weak Moon in the natal chart includes to donate free milk to the needy more generously and to avoid making a way of living by selling milk. A person with a weak Mars is suggested by the Lal kitab to wear a silver ring in the smallest finger.
When the planet Mercury is weak in a person's birth chart Lal Kitab strictly advises to abstain from non-vegetarian and alcohol and not to grow money plant in the house. People with a malefic Jupiter should worship Goddess Durga and to feed young girls who are less than ten years old and to avoid misbehaving or misguiding girls in general. The partner or the spouse of a person who is affected with a weak Venus should indulge themselves in lot of charity and light diyas with ghee in front of God's picture.
Those who are affected by the Saturn planet can keep silver in a brick shape in the house. Lal Kitab strictly suggests the people with a weak Rahu to avoid ivory in the house in any form. The remedy given by the Red book for a weak Ketu is to wear a gold ring in its purest form in the ring finger of left hand.