What is the difference between Lal Kitab Astrology and Vedic Astrology?

What is the difference between Lal Kitab Astrology and Vedic Astrology?

India, Nepal and the peninsula or this subcontinent is known for its ancient culture, civilizations, heritage, holy places, the birth-source of many religions, monuments, Sanskrit and other knowledge scriptures, and also for its thousands of years old Astrology. Among the astrology, the Vedic Astrology and the Lal Kitab Astrology are one of the most prominent and popular ones in the modern-day. Many regard the Lal Kitab to be based on the Vedic astrology. The Lal Kitab also links palmistry and face reading to astrology. The Vedic astrology or the ancient Indian astrology is said to have other systems as well, such as KP, Jaimini, Parashar.

What is the origin of Vedic Astrology?

The ancient Hindu or Indian astrology, now popularly called as the Vedic astrology, also Vedic Jyotisha, their texts, scriptures were written by ancient Sages, Munnis, Rishis etc, thousands of years ago. The Vedic Astrology originally was written in Sanskrit. Sanskrit itself is regarded as the 2nd oldest language in the world, after Tamil. The word Vedic is often interchanged or is synonymous with the Hindu system of astrology or Indian astrology. The word Vedic for this ancient Indian astrology came into use much later. The word ‘Vedic’ is said to have originated from the Sanskrit word Vedas. However, Vedas is also associated with Yoga, Ayurveda, etc. Vedas are exhaustive texts and scriptures; Vedas means knowledge and wisdom.

Who wrote the Lal Kitab? How old is the Lal Kitab?

The Lal Kitab, literally the Red Book, became more developed in the 20th century. The author of this Lal Kitab that is in use and circulation today is Pandit RoopChand Joshi. The Lal Kitab consists of a set of 5 books. However, the original author of who wrote the Lal Kitab verses and texts is unknown. Some even consider and say that Ravana, the King of Lanka, was the original author of the Lal Kitab. It is believed that Ravana lost the Lal Kitab, but it resurfaced in Arabia, perhaps which is why the Lal Kitab is also written in Arabic, and also referred to as the Red Book of Persia. Many consider the Lal Kitab as a version, a branch or a system of the Vedic astrology, or an easier or simplified version of it.

What are some of the USPs of the Lal Kitab?

One of the Lal Kitab’s uniqueness is that it combines the line of palmistry, face reading and the mainstream astrology, for example, the parts or characteristics of the palm are linked to the birth chart and the planets. Lal Kitab is often called Astro-Palmistry. Many natives consider the Lal Kitab remedies easy, doable, quick, inexpensive-affordable and effective. The Lal Kitab is also found to be written in Urdu and Persian. As compared to Vedic astrology, the Lal Kitab is considered by many as more practical than theoretical. The easy remedies in the Lal Kitab are called ‘Upay’ or ‘Farman’. Among the focuses in the Lal Kitab are a native’s deeds and doings, and the planetary placements in the his-her birth chart, Janam Kundli. Simply put, the Lal Kitab gives easy remedies towards the afflicted or inauspiciously placed 9 ‘planets’. The remedies of the Lal Kitab can be as easy as throwing coins in a river or offering food to unmarried girls etc.

What are some of the USPs of Vedic Astrology?

The Vedic astrology is based on the moon sign, so is the Lal Kitab. Vedic astrology is associated with other related aspects and in solutions, such as gemstones, Rudraksha, Yantra, Yajyas, Pujas, etc. As in one of the features of the Lal Kitab – face reading, it is also used in the Vedic Astrology, called Samudrika Shastra.


Both, the Lal Kitab Astrology and the Vedic Astrology have their own distinct advantages and USPs. There is a lot of overlap and similarities between the two.

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