Lal Kitab is an ancient book of Hindu Mythology. It is believed that originally Lankapati Raavan got this book from ‘Arun’, the charioteer of the Sun. Later, it reached to Arab countries and was written in Arabic. Some part of it is completely lost. But still, the major part exists. The Urdu version of Lal Kitab also known as ‘Arun Sanhita’ is present in the library of Pakistan.
Lal Kitab was popular amongst neophytes and masters of astrology equally. One of the basic principle of Lal Kitab is that the cosmic energy of the planets cannot be seen but one can feel the energy within.
In Modern age, Lal kitab was discovered on the lying skin of a dead man without any name of the author mentioned on it. It was found in the caves of Tibet. This book was then collected by the Persians and then was sent to Iran. Later on, this book was translated in Urdu and Hindi.
Lal Kitab is an important treatise on palmistry and astrology. This book essentially is about palmistry. Normally, palmists talk of lines and mounts on the hand. The astrological contents are added to it to reflect the findings of the palmist to corroborate it. The palm has been divided into 12 parts, similar to the natural Zodiac divided into 12 signs.
Lal Kitab is popularly known for the simple and effective remedies which are considered to make its effect in a very short duration. It is believed that the great scientist Sir Isaac Newton created this on the Natal chart on the basis of Lal Kitab. Then he realised that Horoscope drawn on the basis of the lines on the hand can depict the good and bad on a person.
As per Lal kitab, in case of an afflicted Sun, throwing a copper coin in flowing water is very useful. Similarly, there are many more easy, effective and instant remedies present in the Lal Kitab which can bring surprising results in life.
Lal Kitab was written and edited number of times during the period of 1939 to 1952 by Pt. Roop Chand Joshi. The details of some of the known editions are :
The fifth edition written in early 1950’s is the most detailed and exhaustive one and sufficient to understand the concept and deep rooted remedies of Lal Kitab. The original edition in Urdu is also available in the market for Urdu readers.
Presently, we can see various modified editions of Lal Kitab available. There are many new editions available on Lal Kitab. But few writers had changed the actual code of Lal Kitab. Writers had edited Lal Kitab by themselves and now it has been changed as compared to the original one.
It is very important to understand that Lal kitab sounds simple that even common man can apply its remedies. But still, to avoid any side effects of the remedies, they are advised to be followed in the presence of a skilled Astrologer who understands Lal Kitab.