Foretelling Widowhood is the fruit of research work carried out by us during the last two decades. A work of predictive astrology, it amalgamates a plethora of principles enshrined in various classical texts and practical study of birth charts of those who have been unfortunate enough to suffer the immeasurable grief and plight of untimely widowhood. Untimely widowhood is the biggest tragedy that can befall a woman and is irreversible. In olden days, widowhood in general and untimely widowhood in particular was considered an unpardonable sin and a woman had to commit Sati, that is to mount the pyre of her late husband. Was not this inhuman? Women would be ever grateful to Raja Ram Mohan Rai whose untiring efforts led to rooting out of this obnoxious practice. A common belief among masses, as also amongst self-styled astrologers, is that mangati females or those females having kuja dosa in their birth charts are predisposed to suffer widowhood. We would like to humbly opine that this belief is only partially correct. It is not certain that females having kuja dosa will essentially undergo the miseries of marital disaster such as widowhood. Many females, who suffered untimely widowhood, were not mangati either from ascendant, or from Moon or from Venus. This is difinitely a wrong concept that widowhood will curse only a mangati female. In fact, much is not known about the kuja dosa and its actual effect.
Mrs. Mridula Trivedi, a Post Graduate from the University of Lucknow, gradually graduated to become a very highly aclaimed astrologer of international renown. Honoured with ‘Doctor of Astrology’ by the World Development Council in 1987, she did not look back in the march of adding further feathers to her cap. She was honored with the title of ‘Ved Vyas’ by Spiritual and Astrological Research Institute, Lucknow in 2001. She was also awarded ‘The Best Astrologer and Best Writer of the Country’ by Planets and Forecast in 2007. She is associated with a number of journals and magazines as a Counsultant Editor. Mrs. Mridula Trivedi is an author of more than a hundred books in both Hindi and English. She has been writing on issues related to Dasha system and a popular consultant on matters related to timing of decisions be they familial or financial.