Are we a part of properly conceived, meticulously planned and brilliantly executed grand design? In other words are we programmed by divinity?
The universe is infinite and it contains crores and crores of stars, planets, satellites, asteroids, comets etc. in its mysterious womb. But irrespecive of this vastness and multiplicity, every being in the universe, ( ie. , small or big, animate or inanimate), is controlled by some strict code of discipline. It is this divine code of conduct that makes the stars shine, the planets rotate and revolve, and the mysterious comets make their routine visits through regular routes. This code of behaviour is applicable to the planet earth and its inhabitants also, as they are, as a whole, part and parcel of this gigantic operation called the universe or Brahmanda.
Astrology is the fifth key, to open the 'number lock', to that mysterios programming and Phaladeepika is a classic text in Sanskrit, written by Mantreswara in 16th century AD, on Indian Astrology. It has 865 slokas in 28 chapters. The translation by Mullappilly is almost a word by word rendering with short commentaries, wherever necessary.