To know and understand about what Lal Kitab says or prescribes,
one has to be familiar with the way astrology works. It is said
that - based upon ones past karma, one is born into a certain constellation
of planets or "grahas". Each planet is based upon its
nature and its placement casts some effect on the life of the individual.
The effect may be either positive or negative and its magnitude
may also be different. Lal Kitab also gives various remedies to
check such negative effects.
There are nine major planets. The nine luminaries(planets) can
be likened to nine different coloured lights placed at varied distances
from a screen. The screen can be analogue to human life ; the net
intensity and colour of illumination on the screen is a complex
function of all individual lights. There may be a yellow light that
is bright but far and a red light that is equally bright but nearer
- the effect will be reddish. Here red corresponds to malefic Mars,
while yellow to benefic Jupiter. If we wish to make the screen yellowish
and life better, I will strengthen the yellow light, say by wearing
the yellow sapphire and at the same time, place a opaque filter
before red light (by propitiating Lord Hanuman, the deity Mars represents).
As a result, reddishness will decrease and yellowishness will increase,
making life wealthier, happier and better. Upayes or remedies of
this book are pure photographic techniques.
The ancient astrological science is a replete with solutions which
start from prayer to chanting mantras. In the Parashar school, stress
is on japa, tapa, mantra, and yantra, etc. The Lal Kitaab has simpler
solutions revolve around temples and its deities - temple here is
meant in a secular way and any place of worship may be used beneficially.
The nine Lumanaries are powered by the nine corresponding divine
Gods : Sun is Vishnu, Moon is Shiva, Mars is Hanuman, Jupiter is
Bhrahma(not Bhrahm), Venus is Lakshmi, Mercury is Durga, Rahu is
Saraswati and Ketu is Ganesha.