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Transits & Switchphrases – June to Sept Ho’oponopono - A Hawaiian Healing Technique

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The Rebirth Celebration May 9-11, 2009 The Inner Dimensions of Cosmic Rebirth

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Whether Comet Lulin would Energize the Foci of Comet Hale-Bopp? The Comet Hale-Bopp Foci As The Resonance Points Of The Chronicle Of World Disasters Comet Hale-Bopp’s Foci: The Hidden Schedule Of World Disasters Saptarishis Astrology Astro News Active Astrology – 2 The Astrological Language Of The Goddess

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Obituary – S.S.Sareen Saptarishis Astrology Update Panoti Yoga Saptarishis Gurukul The Astrological Chart & Chakras Bhrighu Saral Paddathi - 5 Astrological Poetry Of Ameer Khusro What Men & Women Want Krishna’s BTR Technique

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True Jaimini Navamsa Revealed - 2 Graha Chakra Manipravala Rajayoga of Jaimini

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Guru Nadi -2 Book In Focus - Vedic Astrology Demystified

Venkat Ramana 35 36 37

Bhrighu Saral Paddathi – 6 Bhrighu Saral Paddathi - 7 Prashna – A Unique Approach

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Tara Dasa Occultism In Astrological Remedies Mandook Dasa

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Saptarishis Astrology’s Update


t has been a journey of thrills and adventure since we launched Saptarishis Astrology. Some of our aims and missions have been fulfilled with the favorable response received so far by you all while many remain yet to be achieved.

Saptarishis Astrology was started after years of frustration to improve few shortcomings in the astrological research, knowledge: mining as well as practice of astrology that have been observed over the time. Glaring shortcomings were observed in the areas of manuscripts translation, lack of good software and importantly for rare and hidden knowledge to come out. We started off as a business website but unfortunately have not been able to concentrate on the business aspect in spite of 1.5 years of SA. This business aspect along with the dream & mission of helping old astrologers monetarily was mentioned in the first editorial and it was not just lip service but is still a burning mandate that has yet to be fulfilled. We have not been able to focus on it due to more love & concern for content. The business model is based around the Google model of business and can be a successful one at the same time serving the astro community. The magazine’s size has grown from 96 pages of Vol 1 to 634 pages of current issue and beyond. The number of emails that we receive consumes our time and while we cannot respond satisfactorily, we are also improving in our ability to concentrate on our specific goals that would improve the quality of astrology globally. Some emails of appreciation have come in highlighting that we have been doing a great divine service but let us also understand that for us, this magazine is also creating a library of articles for our own learning. We wish to re-emphasize, as stated in our Vol 1 editorial, that we are very much a commercial business website and the magazine, along with manuscripts and some other services, are given under our mission of promoting astrology for the benefit of humanity. The mission of Saptarishis Astrology is to get rare knowledge out which costs money and asking for huge discounts from our book shop is a bit tough on us especially when we are donating 10% of our profits to charity in your name. Most important is mother & Vidya is 4H, one never asks for discounts in vidya like one never asks for discount in mothers love. As they say without mothers blessings no one can learn this vidya properly. This mistake of asking discounts from book shops we ourselves did for many years until a few years back we realized the reality of the situation. Also there are hardly any profits in the book business and it should be understood that Saptarishis Astrology is a 14 to 15 hours, 365 day job. Apart from this would like to thank few kind souls who sent us donations which we had to return, since as a commercial venture we do not accept donations as a policy. Trinal Issues In the current 12 months there are few goals to be achieved. However, considering the limited resources presently at hand, we have decided to reduce the status of the magazine from a Quarterly to Trinal Issues for at least a year. This means instead of 4 volumes every 3 months it would be 3 volumes every 4 months thereby giving us some space to travel and search for more hidden astrologers. This can be facilitated by if more volunteers come out and do service to the astrological community. As we write this piece, it is mid-June and by Oct end, we will be pleased to release Vol 7 which would be the C S Patel Memorial Issue. We would like to request more editors to come on board especially from the West and from Indians whose command of English language and more importantly dormant editorial 177

skills would be welcomed. Editors have a great role to play in any good publication since they can spell things out with clarity in thoughts, avoiding roundabout ways of writing – a good article is one where after reading the article, the reader does not have any queries since the author has communicated clearly from all angles. One experience which our editors have shared with us so far is that when they edit any article, they learn more from that article than if they were to just read that article. Thus editing also helps you in becoming a better astrologer & also a writer, should you aim to take up astrological writing in the future. Also the need of the hour is to do service by burning a CD of the magazine and giving it to your neighborhood astrologer who does not have good internet access; or still, printing some good articles from Saptarishis Astrology and sharing it with your astro colleagues. If there is one secret of secrets that we have learnt in past few years, it is that by sharing knowledge in whatever form, our own knowledge is increased at least tenfold – this is the truth of the secret of gaining more knowledge and it should be done with an attitude of not expecting anything from the Universe in return – then knowledge flows in automatically a la Brighu Saral Paddathi Series type.

Problems & Solutions here is a huge bunch of mails that is received regularly by readers seeking solutions for their problems. We feel really bad that we, so far, were unable to help. We have not replied to such mails and hence we do apologize to all for this. The reason for not replying to them is that we do not have a section yet dedicated to corrective and propitiatory measures. We actually did not want to do what most magazines do which is to run columns where readers write with their problems and ask for solutions – but now the time is ripe and we realize that, to be of better assistance to our human folks, such a column needs to be started. Remedial measures are the best part of Indian astrology and in that field; the Lal Kitab stands with non second. Unfortunately there are very few real practitioners of it and to be a real practitioner, one needs to know palmistry coupled with astrology since the Red Book stressed on using palmistry along with astrology. In our years of search, we found one honest and capable such practitioner by the name of Rabinder Bhandhari from the interiors of India. We have seen that his results on many charts have been very effective. He will be answering the questions raised by readers concerning solutions to their problems. Readers would be required to send in their birth details along with both hand palm prints taken by any digital camera to . Kindly see that the email size is not more than 2 MB & kindly adhere to the form below:


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_________________________________________________ Only few cases will be selected and published in the next issue. We would like to request the assistance of a volunteer who could man those mails received and replies to readers. A practice that is common among internet forums is asking the remedy for oneself in 20 forums. Those who are found doing that and also writing to us would be discouraged since we should approach the astrologer with sincerity & not approach 20 at the same time – the reason being that everyone should know that remedies work more when you have faith in whom you approached. Ancient texts say an astrologer is akin to God’s representative & one cannot go to 20 Gods at the same time – guess they like faithfulness in us. Burning Midnight Oil he need of the hour is not to wait till you are 20 years old in astrology but to take verses & small techniques which are easy to decipher and test them aggressively. Every successful astrologer knows that this is the only way he has come up in his astrological journey. So if you are just few years old and understand basics of astrology, just take few verses, collect data from internet forums and test it aggressively. You can also use the verses and techniques mentioned in the palm leaf notes at the end of each article and test it on 10 charts. The aim is not only to come up with a technique that works but also to write articles on techniques that don’t work. For example for a Gemini Asc when Transit Jupiter the 7th lord aspects Venus or the 7th lord from Jupiter of the natal chart, then marriage happens but does this work on all Gemini ascendant charts, it can only be confirmed when someone uses 20 to 50 charts and tests it statistically produces an article and gives the technique some credence, though blindly going on statistical results is also not prudent which every experienced astrologer has realized. But such kind of articles helps in focusing the attention of an erudite astrologer who can further refine it. This way you can help save time of other astro-students who would waste years on fruitless techniques due to nonstatistical testing & create good karma. This is a useful service you could render to the astrological society. We would be happy to publish any such researchers provided the data you use is authentic enough. If you need any assistance or need some research techniques to work on we will be happy to assist provided you are a serious student of this science.


Lastly Saptarishis Astrology Team appreciates the love showered on us by the astrological community and hope that, with their blessings and affection, we can make astrology a better place to evolve in. With folded hands we bow to you all. May The Force Be With Every One.


Panoti Yoga By P. M. Padia, India Assistant Redactor: Andree Leclerc, Canada


n the field of astrology, we often witness many difficulties in a majority of charts. Or, to the contrary, we may fail to see incoming trouble or to diagnose lifelong afflictions that manifest in a native’s life despite the promise of several favourable yogas. My aim in life is to make astrology simple & at the same time it is seen that students do not like simple techniques, the more complicated techniques they are given they feel it’s a gem of a technique and they ignore simple methods. I guess since life in modern times are complicated hence our liking for complex things of life.

P. M. Padia is an unknown name in India

Panoti yoga is a technique that proves very useful in assessing the effects of transits. Since decades, I have elaborated on this gem and applied it to Natal charts & not just transits. This has enabled my assessment of a native’s actual possibilities in life and chronic problems to gain much accuracy – and proves to be a great help to people as they can better be acquainted with their lot in life and can benefit from more efficiently adapted remedial measures. I strongly recommend verifying if it is applicable before making any judgment on a chart as this can block great Raja yogas from delivering their promises. Often, we note malefic yogas such as Kala Sarpa, Kemadruma, Pitru Dosha, Shakata yoga, Sarpa yoga, etc. but we forget to see good or bad Panoti yogas which give powerful effects in the life of a native.

but in the West he is known as the guru of the man who introduced Vedic astrology in America, yes the guru of James Braha. Every American reads Mr Braha’s books when he starts Vedic astrology. James first learnt astrology from R. Santhanam & then had to come back to India and learn from Padia Saheb whom he immortalized in his books. Padia Saheb learnt astrology through 3 books and then mainly from his meticulous observation skills sharpened through decades. He has been a extremely beloved friend of Saptarishis Astrology since many years and now has written the very first article of his life for Saptarishis Astrology at this ripe age of 70. We expect many articles to come out of his experience and in this venture SA Team member Andree Leclerc’s hard work is appreciated in teaming up with P.M.Padia and making this possible.

Some 95% of astrologers will fail to note and properly balance the synergy and impact of good and negative yogas. So, above all, we need to judge how many bad and unfavourable yogas are present and evaluate their strength. At the same time, we should 180

see how many good and favourable yogas are found and what their strength is. If bad yogas are more powerful than good yogas, this will definitively create difficulties, disappointments, hardships and unhappiness in the life of the native. And if good yogas are prevailing over bad yogas, there will be happiness, harmony, peace and progress in the native’s life. One need not worry from hearing the word Panoti which means bad luck, before getting afraid of it one must judge how much percentage Panoti will act good or bad, this comes with experience in this method. The applications to natal charts you will find below are issued from my own research and are not available in any text book. I have applied this technique to natal Moon, other planets and also houses as all these can be found to be under Panoti. You are now invited to discover and experience with this secret. 1.0 Panoti Yoga is… The planetary position between the Moon and Saturn in Vedic astrology system. Colloquially the word Panoti means Bad Luck. But in our article, this would be differentiated as Good Panoti & Bad Panoti Yogas. 1.1 Highlight Of This Technique You may kindly note that though this technique sounds familiar to Sade sati & Dhaiya methods of general interpretation, it has some special features not commonly known which, though briefly presented below, will be expounded on in detail with the help of example charts. a) Use Panoti Yoga technique not only on transits but start with it on Natal Charts to judge the strength of charts if there is Panoti yoga at the time of birth. b) Use Panoti Yoga technique from reference point of Houses c) Use Panoti Yoga technique from reference point of Lord of Houses d) Use Panoti Yoga technique from reference point of Karakas e) Use Panoti Yoga technique from reference point of Arudhas f) Use Panoti Yoga technique from reference point of Mahadasha/Antardasha lords 2.0 Definition of Panoti Yoga In Indian Vedic astrology, at the time of giving prediction for a natal chart, we must consider whether there is Panoti yoga in the natal chart itself. We want to see that Panoti is afflicting the Moon first and then we look for other Panoti factors. Here are the causes for Natal Panoti yoga to be present: 1. Saturn placed in the 4H or 8H from the Moon. 2. Saturn afflicting the natal Moon by conjunction to it or by being placed in the 12H or 2H from the Moon’s position. 3. Saturn placed in the 4H or 8H from the Ascendant and/or its Lord and/or the Sun or, by afflicting these factors by conjunction, or by being placed in the 12H or 2H from them. 4. Saturn placed in the 4H or 8H from the any other house, planet or karaka will also cause Panoti to these or, here also, by being posited as above in conjunction, 12H or 2H from said house, planet or karaka. If there are Raja yogas in the natal chart at the time of birth, and at the same time there is malefic Panoti yoga, the benefic results of Raja yoga will be reduced by 50 percent or the native will not get benefic results of Raja yoga. By transit, when Saturn is in the 4H or in 8H from the Moon, it makes a small ‘Panoti yoga’ for 2 ½ years – and when Saturn is in 12H from Moon, or with the Moon or in 2H from Moon, it makes a Big Panoti for 7 ½ years, which contains 3 steps: 181

When Saturn is in 12th from Moon, it is called Panoti on the Head (mastak in Sanskrit) means starting Panoti first 2.5 years period, When Saturn is with Moon, it is called Panoti on the Chest, the second 2.5 years period and, When Saturn is in 2H from Moon, it is called Panoti on the Feet, descending Panoti or last 2.5 years period. To clarify the application of Panoti by transit, please see Annex 1 – this will also give you the Panotis on each natal Moon sign for Saturn’s latest transits and the coming one. Categories: Benefic & Malefic Panoti yoga has two main categories as follows: Malefic Panoti Yogas: Gold and Iron based Panotis give bad results for progress in worldly happiness and hardships and struggles in the life of the native. Benefic Panoti Yogas: Copper and Silver based Panotis give good results for progress in worldly happiness and easy achievements. 4.0 Four Bases of Panoti Yoga There are four bases of Panoti Yoga depending on the elements. Each has a separate method for calculating it. 4.1 Gold Base When transit Saturn enters a new sign if, at the same time, transit Moon is in 1st, 6th or 11th house from natal Moon, this yoga makes Panoti on ‘Golden Base’ for 2 ½ years. This is not a good yoga – it gives anxiety, worries, and during this period the native has to suffer struggle, hardships and uneasiness in his life. 4.2 Iron Base When transit Saturn enters a new sign if, at the same time, transit Moon is in 4th, 8th or 12th house from natal Moon, this yoga makes Panoti on ‘Iron Base’ for 2 ½ years. This is not a good yoga either and during this period the native has to do very hard work to achieve goals and to fulfill his desires and suffers more struggle, hardship and uneasiness in his routine work. This sometimes badly affects the native, transforming him or her from hero to zero! 4.3 Copper Base When transit Saturn enters a new sign if, at the same time, transit Moon is in 3rd, 7th or 10th house from natal Moon, this yoga makes Panoti on ‘Copper Base’ for 2 ½ years. This is a good yoga that gives good progress in worldly happiness in the subject of money, business, service, family matters and daily work, etc. 4.4 Silver Base When transit Saturn enters a new sign if, at the same time, transit Moon is in 2nd, 5th or 9th house from natal Moon, this yoga makes Panoti on ‘Silver Base’ for 2 ½ years. This is a very good yoga that gives good progress in worldly happiness in the subject of money, business, service, family matters, daily work, etc. 182

5.0 Interpretation Rules Please find below the rules for interpretation of the Panoti Yogas. 5.1 If Saturn is a friend of the Ascendant Lord or of the Lord of Moon’s sign, and Panoti is on the base of copper or silver in the natal chart or in Panoti transits, it will be beneficial and will give positive results in a person’s worldly happiness; and, if Saturn is enemy (shatru) of the above (Lord of Ascendant or Lord of Moon’s sign) it will give somewhat less benefit in comparison to the above. 5.2 If Saturn is Lord of the Ascendant or Lord of angles (Kendra) and/or trines (trikona) and is making Panoti yoga, he will give less harm. 5.3 If Saturn is an enemy of the ascendant Lord or of the Lord of the Moon’s sign, and Panoti is on the base of gold or iron, it will badly harm the native in the fields of economy, service, business, family matters, illness, unhappiness and anxiety, etc. And, if Saturn is a friend of the above (ascendant Lord or Lord of Moon’s sign), it will cause less harm in comparison to the above. 5.4 In the Natal chart, if Saturn is Lord of 6, 8th or 12th house, it becomes more malefic (double malefic) because in this stage, it is also karaka of 6, 8 and 12 houses. And further, if it is also retrograde, then it becomes triple times malefic in giving undesirable results. 5.5 A person who is born under a malefic Panoti yoga is going to suffer hardships, unhappiness and anxiety when Saturn makes Panoti yoga in transit. It is like the transit will deliver the promise of the natal chart. During this transit period, if any malefic planet also makes malefic transit on the concerned house/lord/karaka, then the native will have to suffer more troubles. Also, if simultaneously to this period the Maha dasha and/or Antar dasha point to difficult phase(s), the native will have to suffer even more hardships or vice versa when benefic dasha is active then, protection is received or the harm is lessened. This point cannot be ignored & most tend to ignore it. 5.6 The Ascendant (native himself) and its Lord and karaka Sun, 4H (general happiness) and its Lord and karaka Moon, 9H (grace of guru, grace of God and grace of fate) and its Lord and karakas Jupiter and Sun must be in a good position – then the native will get worldly happiness and worldly achievements. If these are afflicted by malefic planets or by Panoti yoga, the native has to do very hard work to achieve goals and to fulfill his desires and suffers more struggles, hardships and uneasiness in his daily life. This sometimes badly affects the native, downgrading him or her from hero to zero. If the above factors are strong and benefic then Panoti yoga will be less harmful. This point is extremely important and cannot be ignored. 5.7 In a natal chart, if any house, its Lord or karaka(s) are either weak or afflicted, the native will have to suffer malefic results related to the indications of said house, Lord or karaka. When Saturn produces Panoti yoga and affects the above factors either by conjunction or aspect, it gives malefic results pertaining to their indications. To sum it up, as you will read on, you will realize that all charts have Panoti if not from the Moon, at least from some houses, Lord or karaka. Do not discard the technique since Saturn, as the great Karma Karaka, has for a mission to dispense everyone their allotted karma. Points 5.1 and 5.2 should be kept in mind since, if Saturn is a benefic for the chart, it can give good results.


When Panoti is active in a chart, the houses, Lords or karakas that Saturn will aspect will suffer more harm if they are weak in any way. This is the key. Although this concept may look too simple or too easy to implement. I vouch over this since 5 decades of experience with this technique proved that it is most most essential in judging the capability of a chart with this and cannot be ignored. Mahapursuha Yogas, Rajayogas all fail, one of the reasons being Panoti yoga. But read this article very minutely without missing a single point since if you do miss one point, you will not be able to grasp the technique – and after that, apply it on 20 charts and behold how beautifully it will act. Chart 1: Lord Rama

There are controversies about the planetary positions of the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Rahu and Ketu in the horoscope of Lord Sri Ramachandra. So we will not discuss about these planets’ positions. In this horoscope, the positions we will consider are the Ascendant is Cancer, Lord of the Ascendant, Moon, is in its own house with exalted Jupiter, the Lord of 9H (house of Grace of Guru, Grace of God and Fate), as well as Lord of 6H (enemies, quarrels and step-mother). The Lord of the 5H and 10H, Mars, is exalted in the 7H. The Lord of 7H and 8H, Saturn, is in the 4H also exalted. This horoscope shows several very benefic yogas like Hamsha yoga, Gajekeshari yoga, Malavaya yoga, Sasha yoga, Raja yogas… But all these became weak in their worldly manifestation due to Panoti yoga and gave extreme hardships to the bearer of the chart. Saturn is an enemy of the Ascendant as well as enemy of the Ascendant Lord Moon (point 5.3). Saturn is Lord of the 8H and its mulatrikona sign being the 8H makes it most malefic. Moreover, it is karaka of the 8H, is exalted and retrograde (point 5.4). Retrograde planets are far away from the Sun and closer to the Earth. Consequently, whatever qualities they have, good or bad, according to their natural personality and their houses (bhavas) lordship, will manifest extremely powerfully in producing good or bad. Given this principle, Saturn is a most malefic planet in this horoscope and it is in Panoti Yoga as follows: 184

1- Saturn is producing Panoti being in the 4H from the Moon. This most malefic Saturn is making Panoti to the Ascendant, the Ascendant Lord, to the karaka of domestic life (Moon, karaka of 4H), to the 9H (including Venus placed therein) and to exalted Jupiter, the 9th Lord who is also karaka of the 9H, karaka of grace of guru, God and fate. So fate becomes weakened. 2- All manifestations, whatever one can imagine, can be found here in this world. But, we will get retributions according to our good or bad luck (one’s fate). Here, the 9th Lord and 9H karaka Jupiter is in Panoti yoga by Saturn being in the 4th to it and also afflicted by two malefic planets, Saturn and Mars. 3- Jupiter, the Lord of the 6H (enemy and quarrels) is in the Ascendant or Lagna and is exalted. This indicates that his enemy, Ravana, was strong and powerful in his ability and expertise in all fields. He was a Brahmin, spiritual, a well learned person who had knowledge of the four Vedas and had control over the 9 grahas (planets) – he was called Tri-Loka Swami as he had conquered all the Gods in heaven. Ravana (enemy), the great personality, was defeated because the 6th Lord is under Panoti yoga and is afflicted by 2 malefic planets, Saturn and Mars. Hence as soon as Sri Rama entered into the life of Ravana, the life of Ravana became a Panoti (Bad Luck Started for Ravana). 4- The Lord of the 6H (Rama’s step-mother who behaved as an enemy) Jupiter is strong, conjunct the Ascendant & under Panoti Yoga. It shows that his step-mother was powerful and dominating over the family and she became the cause (Panoti) of Rama’s unhappiness and exile to the forest. Most malefic Saturn is in the 4H (his own mother) and karaka of the 4H, Moon, is in Panoti yoga being afflicted by 2 malefic planets so, his own mother could not promote him for coronation. Due to Panoti Yoga acting from birth on all angles as shown above, his life was unfortunately full of struggles & hardships. One must understand that due to not knowing the exact date of birth it is not possible to find out the Base of Saturn whether Copper, Gold etc. in order to determine the exact result of Saturn but it is evident, from what has transpired of the life of Sri Rama, that this Saturn was not a benefic. One must also understand that Avatars (incarnations) of the Lord manifest for a specific purpose and we must not interpret them in terms of dualities like happiness/non happiness which is our human way of interpreting all things. We have interpreted Lord Rama’s horoscope only for the purpose of seeing things astrologically & to learn the grandeur of Panoti Yoga in Natal Chart. Chart 2: Silver base Panoti -Jimmy Page


Remember the good’ old Led Zeppelin days? For those of you who are not acquainted with this piece of musical history, legendary “Led Zep” has been one of the most popular and influential rock bands of all times. Jimmy Page, as the band’s leader, combined an excessively dexterous guitarist with a resourceful composer and very thoughtful manager. It is said that for every record, he hired a new team of technicians so that no one could claim that the Led Zeppelin trademark sound could be attributed to others’ input. Panoti yoga is formed in his natal chart from two angles: 1- by the occupation of Saturn in the 12H from the Moon which affects also houses 7, 8 and 9 2- by the occupation of Saturn in the 8H from the Ascendant On the day of Saturn’s ingress in the sign of Taurus which occurred before his birth, the Moon was placed at 28o29 Cancer thus being in the 2H from Natal Moon – this Moon degree was for his birth location of Herstmon, UK. Thus, Panoti is created here on the Base of Silver. Referring to our item 4.4, we see that this is a very good yoga that gives good progress in worldly happiness in the themes of money, business, service, family matters and daily work, etc. Saturn is Yoga karaka for his Libra Ascendant which implies that he is Lord of an angle and a trine. He is also a friend of Mercury, the Moon’s dispositor (points 5.1 & 5.2). Being retrograde makes it strong but its conjunction with retrograde Mars, aspected by Ketu and placed in the 8H – this situation grants Saturn considerable afflictions. The Moon under Panoti is in the 9H so; 9H of fate is also under Panoti influence (point 5.6). Hardships are shown in his chart by the aspects of Saturn, Mars and Rahu on Venus, the Ascendant Lord and simultaneously on the 2H and are certainly responsible for his heavy drugs addiction. Karaka Moon and the 9H are also under heavy affliction, being hemmed in by Saturn, Mars and Rahu. Moreover, the 9th Lord is retrograde, situation that diminishes his luck in life. He experienced many personal difficulties and his drug addiction definitively affected his career (both his life and music were “Rock’n Roll”) (points 5.6 & 5.7). We should note that, the Moon’s placement in the 9H as 10th Lord was instrumental in his getting good business associates to work with since it is under a favourable Panoti but the fate condition being quite damaged in his chart in addition to Rahu being in the 10H, his career came to a major slow down when his band mate, drummer John Bonham, died of overdose at Jimmy’s house in December 1980. Despite these flaws, he still has achieved fabulous superstar success and is a millionaire (something also generally considered “very lucky”).


Chart 3: Iron base Panoti

This good lady’s chart with all angles occupied by malefics (Sarpa yoga) shows Panoti in relation to the benefic planets and occurs from: 1234-

the Moon, 9H and the 9H Lord all in Taurus the Ascendant Jupiter and 3H (Scorpio) 4H and 5H

On the day of Saturn’s last ingress in Sagittarius prior to her birth, transit Moon was at 27o42 Leo which is in the 4H from her Natal Moon. According to item 4.2, the Iron Base Panoti is not a good yoga and the native has to do very hard work to achieve goals and to fulfill his/her desires and suffers more struggle, hardship and uneasiness in his routine work. This sometimes badly affects the native, transforming him or her from hero to zero! As a matter of fact, Saturn’s mulatrikona being the 6H makes this celestial influence more malefic (point 5.4) while simultaneously, Saturn is a friend to the Lord of the Moon’s sign and of the Lagna (point 5.3). She experiences many problems related to the home (insurance folks required many major fixes or will considerably increase their premium), sense of security and happiness (she has anxiety fits for which she takes medication), married life (husband works very long hours to make ends meet and has some bad habits), income and gains (she lives in very remote location where no steady job can be found) and general good luck (some major problem requiring its load of unplanned for expenditure regularly pops out of fate’s box almost on a weekly basis - not your next lottery winner!). All these areas are related to Jupiter as 4th and 7th Lord, the Moon as karaka for heart, mind and 11th Lord and Venus as 2nd and 9th house Lord. We will note that from Arudha Lagna in Gemini, the 4H of home and happiness is Virgo which suffers under Natal Panoti and is otherwise heavily afflicted by the Nodes and Mars & Saturn’s 187

aspects. Her home is a major problem but she cannot afford to abandon it to move to a rental apartment. Besides the Panoti factor, the Ascendant and its Lord, karaka Sun and 4H are all under malefic afflictions (point 5.6). When Jupiter’s Maha dasha started on Dec 11, 1994, transit Moon was in Pisces (1.1.f) which is the 11H from Natal Moon, giving Golden base Panoti. Saturn was in Aquarius, in the 4H from Natal Jupiter. On the whole, this promises to be a difficult dasha and, since Maha dasha Lord Jupiter is under Panoti, we can be sure that its karakatwas such as children, wealth, luck, etc. will be affected. On Aug 11 2008, when Mars antardasha started, Moon was in Cancer (1.1.f) which gives some positive as Copper base Panoti and Saturn was in Leo, the 12H of loss, 5H of past life merits and 10H of career from Jupiter. Two days before the end of this Mars antardasha, on July 15 2008, she declared personal bankruptcy. The next Antaradasha of Rahu started with Moon in Sagittarius, 8 houses from Natal Moon giving Iron base Panoti and Saturn was still in Leo, the 12H. Chart 4: Copper base Panoti

To cheer us up, here’s a Copper Base Panoti. Panoti is formed by: 1- Saturn being in the 8H from the Moon 2- Saturn being in the Ascendant 3- Saturn also affects Venus which is conjunct the Moon and 6H matters At the time of Saturn’s last ingress in Sagittarius prior to her birth, transit Moon was at 7o25 Pisces which is in the 3H from her Natal Moon. 188

According to item 4.3, this is a good yoga that gives good progress in worldly happiness in matters of money, business, service, family matters and daily work, etc. How many people do you know who, even though they have not chosen and studied for a career, happily go to work every morning?? This is her case. She has been working for the hottest clothing store in the Province of Quebec, Canada for over 35 years and, thanks to her passion for merchandising and clientele service, she has been the #1 sales person ever since – she even trained the store’s owner! On closer look, we see that Saturn is not a friend to the Ascendant but, to the contrary, an enemy; he is also Lord of the 7H (business), an angle, thus giving less benefit but also less harm as the 7H is Aquarius, its moolatrikona sign (points 5.1, 5.3 & 5.3) Saturn is also 6th Lord (enemy and diseases), Retrograde and conjunct the Ascendant to the exact degree – she is at present very sick with a bones disease and has had problems and phobias about enemies all her life (point 5.4) Her Ascendant Lord which is also karaka Sun is weak and afflicted, 4th Lord and karaka Moon are both under Panoti and the 9th Lord is afflicted by the Nodes. She, in fact, has had to work relentlessly to achieve her goals daily and has lived through many hardships in the area of father, fate, mother, happiness and contentment (point 5.6). Saturn also aspects Jupiter, Lord of 5H and 8H and Mercury, Lord of 2H and 11H. She has no children, was cheated on by her first husband, has smoked cannabis for years, divorced and is unhappy in any social circle (point 5.7) Despite all this, she still has met with success in her work. Chart 5: Amitabh Bachchan


We all know that Amitabh Bacchan is the most famous Indian actor – he was also honoured abroad and his reputation in unmatched. In his horoscope, we find Aquarius on the Ascendant. He is born under Panoti yoga on Golden base which gives hardships and struggle in life, slowing progress, and we know that this has manifested in his life. Panoti yoga is caused by Saturn being in the 8H from the Moon. On the day of Saturn’s ingress in the sign of Taurus which occurred before his birth, the Moon was placed at 29o36 Leo thus being in the 11H from Natal Moon. Thus, Panoti is created here on the Base of Gold. Despite this, he could make progress and could get fame and honour in his life because the Lord of Aquarius, Saturn, is in the 4H in a friendly sign; it is also in Kubera’s house (Taurus, the 2nd sign whose Lord is Venus or Kubera, the treasurer of the devas or gods) and retrograde, which makes it stronger (point 5.1 & 5.2). Venus, Raja yogakaraka as Lord of houses 4 & 9 along with the Lords of houses 5, 8, 7, 3 and 10 are all in the 8H creating Raja yogas and placed in a trine yoga to the Ascendant Lord, Saturn. So, the Lords of all the houses above are cooperative with the strong Lord of the Ascendant and provide excellent results (point 5.6). The Lord of houses 2 and 11 (money and benefits), Jupiter, being karaka of houses 2, 5, 9, 10 & 11, is in exaltation in the 6H. It is in the 10H of career from the Moon and creates a Hamsha yoga and Gajakeshari yoga. Jupiter also aspects his own house, the 2H, and the 10H of career – with the contribution of such as strong Jupiter, he is getting money, fame and honours (point 5.6). His Panoti yoga shows that Saturn is in the exaltation sign of the Moon while the Moon is placed in Saturn’s exaltation sign which reduces the bad effect to some extent. Amitabh has malefic Ketu in the Ascendant and Saturn is aspecting it while also aspecting Jupiter (liver) in the 6H (intestines). The 6th sign, Virgo, is in the house of injury (8H) and Mars is placed therein so both the 6H house and 6th sign are disturbed. As the Lord of the 6H (illness, accidents, enemies and debts) is under Panoti yoga, he has survived serious illness and injury and came out of debt (Panoti gave some relief from 6H matters). There is also Angar yoga (fiery conjunction of Mars and Sun) in the 6th sign of intestines.


Chart 6: Golden base Panoti

This is the chart of a girl who was possessed right from birth by two mean entities. She had fits of madness that grew worst as she aged and was diagnosed with ‘Dissociative identity disorder’. She was exorcized at 3.7 years. At the time of Saturn’s last ingress in Sagittarius, prior to her birth, transit Moon was at 29o35 Sagittarius which is the 1H from her Natal Moon. According to item 4.1, this is not a good yoga as Golden Base Panoti gives anxiety, worries, and the native has to suffer struggle, hardships and uneasiness in life. Some preliminaries: 1- When Rahu (karaka for the native’s paternal grand-father) or Ketu (karaka for the native’s maternal grand-father) is placed in the 5H, such a condition is referred to as “Pitru dosha” or curse from ancestors. We see here that Ketu sits in the 5H. 2- The conjunction of Ketu with Saturn is said to cause “short circuit” where they are placed. Here they harm the 5H of mind and cause mental problems. Jupiter, karaka of the 5H, is conjunct the Moon (karaka of mind) – both are under Panoti and both are aspected by Saturn. 3- The 8L Mercury is in the 7H retrograde and aspected by Saturn & Rahu – this gives chronic problems and it creates a Srapit yoga (curse). Mercury in turn, aspects the Ascendant. 4- Scorpio Lagna is more prone to the invasion of spirits. Now, the negative factors above are combined with Panoti yoga which is caused on: 1- The Moon (9th Lord of fate and Badhakesh for Scorpio rising), Jupiter (5th Lord where Pitru dosha takes place) and the 2H, a maraca – 191

2- Ascendant Lord Mars and the Sun as karaka of the Ascendant

The conjunction of Ketu and Saturn in the 5H is setting the scene for some very definite karmic trouble. In fact, to be gripped in such a way by outside evil forces, the 5H needs to be greatly afflicted. We see that to all the negative factors present, a negative Panoti yoga afflicting all the personal factors of the chart is added resulting in the vulnerability of body and mind at the delicate time of birth and early childhood. Despite the fact that Saturn is Lord of the 4H, an angle (point 5.2), as an enemy of the Ascendant and of the Moon’s sign it is prone to hurting the native badly (point 5.3). As a matter of fact, her entire early childhood was completely ruined from birth and she only came to normal life after 3.7 years. We can see that Saturn has given terrible results as far as houses 4 (mind, mother (she was broken by the state of her child), anxiety, unhappiness), 5 (intellect, karma from past lives) and 9th Lord (grace of God, fate) are concerned (point 5.6). Jupiter, benefic for this chart, is conjunct the Moon (9th Lord) and aspects the 8H (longevity), the 6H (illness), the Sun (also karaka of the Ascendant and life giver) and Lagna Lord Mars (also Lord of 6H granting the protection that a cure is possible to be obtained) – all this despite the aspect of the 8L, retrograde Mercury, (involved in Srapit yoga) on the Ascendant. She was exorcized during the dasha of Sun/Rahu. Let’s see what Panoti these periods were under… Sun Mahadasha started on June 16, 1998 – transit Moon was in Aquarius, 3 houses from Natal Moon, giving Copper base Panoti. Some good news: As per Nadi literature (Bhrigu Nandi Nadi), when the Sun is ahead of Saturn in a chart, he has greater power to counteract Saturn’s negative effects – the Sun is the giver of life and healer of all diseases; it is exalted and is sitting with Mars, the Ascendant Lord, which is strong in its own sign and placed in the healing Nakshatra of Ashwini. However, these powerful Mars and Sun also contributed to the strength of her enemies (she had 2 entities troubling her). We shall note that since Panoti is blocking good results from the 6H and 6th Lord, it has contributed in annihilating these enemies. She was exorcized during the Sun’s Maha dasha. Moreover… Rahu Antaradasha started on Aug 10, 1999 – transit Moon was in Cancer, 9 houses from Natal Moon, giving Silver base Panoti. Rahu represents the mysterious, unpredictable, magnetism, esoteric, natural healing methods, all that is unconventional as well as spirits. She was freed by a man who does energetic work and keeps his identity secret. He ordered these 2 entities to leave this girl and, by the strength of his magnetism and occult knowledge, they finally obeyed him. Both the Sun and Rahu are in Ouppachaya houses where things can improve with time and effort. Fortunately, on the strength of the friends to her chart: Sun, Ascendant Lord Mars and Jupiter, she was saved from the mental institute. Nevertheless, we can expect this Panoti to considerably reduce her worldly gains and happiness all her life and she needs the protection of spiritual people at all times in her life. The coming transits of Saturn to Virgo (6th Lord) and 192

the Nodes on her 2H/8H axis that will disturb her Jupiter and Moon in Sagittarius will be combined with Moon/Saturn dashas and promise to be tough. We have offered here a broader application of Panoti yoga and we invite all to experiment with this and draw their own conclusions. Further research using this technique needs to be carried out in many uses – but we hope you have found some very useful tools that will help you and your clients in this presentation.

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The author of an introductory book in French titled “Vedic Astrology: Destiny and Free-Will” published by IQ Editions in Montreal, Andree Leclerc studies and practices Vedic ways of life for over 25 years including Bhakti Vedanta, Jyotish, mantras… She is diving more deeply into Vedic astrology since 5 years. As an entrepreneur, she also co-founded a company wholesaling stone jewellery for which she has designed some 2000 models as well as web sites pertaining to Vedic astrology and various Vedic sciences in English and French that can be seen at Andree is part of the Saptarishis Astrology Research Team, is currently in India learning under the mentorship of the magazine by interacting with various masters.


Annexe 1 How To Calculate Panoti These calculations are based on Indian Standard Time, Bombay Saturn entered in Cancer on Sept 6, 2004 at 4:37 AM. At that time, transit Moon was in Taurus. 1- For a Gemini Moon native - who has natal Moon in Gemini - transit Moon in Taurus is in the 12th house from the native’s Moon. So, Gemini Moon native has Panoti on Iron base. 2- For a Cancer Moon native - who has natal Moon in Cancer - transit Moon in Taurus is in the 11th house from the native’s Moon. So, Cancer Moon native has Panoti on Golden base. 3- For a Leo Moon native - who has natal Moon in Leo - transit Moon in Taurus is in the 10th house from the native’s Moon. So, Leo Moon native has Panoti on Copper base. 4- For a Sagittarius Moon native - who has natal Moon in Sagittarius - transit Moon in Taurus is in the 6th house from the native’s Moon. So, Sagittarius Moon native has Panoti on Golden base. 5- For a Aries Moon native - who has natal Moon in Aries - transit Moon in Taurus is in the 2nd house from the native’s Moon. So, Aries Moon native has Panoti on Silver base.

Saturn entered in Gemini being retrograde on Jan 13, 2005 at 15:13 PM. At that time, transit Moon was in Aquarius. 1- For a Taurus Moon native - who has natal Moon in Taurus - transit Moon in Aquarius is in the 10th house from the native’s Moon. So, Taurus Moon native has Panoti on Copper base. 2- For a Gemini Moon native - who has natal Moon in Gemini - transit Moon in Aquarius is in the 9th house from the native’s Moon. So, Gemini Moon native has Panoti on Silver base. 3- For a Cancer Moon native - who has natal Moon in Cancer - transit Moon in Aquarius is in the 8th house from the native’s Moon. So, Cancer native Moon has Panoti on Iron base. 4- For a Scorpio Moon native - who has natal Moon in Scorpio - transit Moon in Aquarius is in the 4th house from the native’s Moon. So, Scorpio Moon native has Panoti on Iron base. 5- For a Pisces Moon native - who has natal Moon in Pisces - transit Moon in Aquarius is in the 12th house from the native’s Moon. So, Pisces Moon native has Panoti on Iron base.

Saturn entered in Cancer on May 26, 2005 at 7:10 AM. At that time, transit Moon was in Sagittarius.


1- For a Gemini Moon native - who has natal Moon in Gemini - transit Moon in Sagittarius is in the 7th house from the native’s Moon. So, Gemini Moon native has Panoti on Copper base. 2- For a Cancer Moon native - who has natal Moon in Cancer - transit Moon in Sagittarius is in the 6th house from the native’s Moon. So, Cancer Moon native has Panoti on Golden base. 3- For a Leo Moon native - who has natal Moon in Leo - transit Moon in Sagittarius is in the 5th house from the native’s Moon. So, Leo Moon native has Panoti on Silver base. 4- For a Aries Moon native - who has natal Moon in Aries - transit Moon in Sagittarius is in the 9th house from the native’s Moon. So, Aries Moon native has Panoti on Silver base. 5- For a Sagittarius Moon native - who has natal Moon in Sagittarius - transit Moon in Sagittarius is in the 1st house from the native’s Moon. So, Sagittarius Moon native has Panoti on Golden base.








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Saptarishis Gurukul A Gurukul translated in English would mean a School of learning where a teacher (guru) teaches his students (sishya) or replies to their queries. This section is akin to Your Technical Difficulties solved wherein scholars of Vedic Astrology from all over the world would reply to technical questions asked by the readers to the best of their abilities. Readers can send in their questions to The set up is to have 1 gurukul (school) assigned to each of the 7 sages i.e. Saptarishis. The names of the gurukul are assigned to each of the Saptarishis of the present manvantara (era) & within each gurukul there would be one or more teachers. The ideal aim is to have 84 gurukuls for the 84 main rishis. Within each gurukul the faculty members are given below and, depending on their time and schedule, they would come and go. At times we would find their answers wanting and sometimes another teacher can answer particular types of questions better. At the end of the year, if any guru or even a reader feels he has a better answer to the question posted than what another guru has replied, then he or she can send it to us. These answers would be posted anonymous so as not to hurt the seniority of the guru as that should never be anyone’s intention. One must understand that there are numerous branches of astrology and not every guru has concentrated on every branch in-depth. Saptarishis Astrology would normally take care of sending the right set of questions to the right guru so that the readers will get the most appropriate answer. At times, if a Guru feels like giving a short piece of lecture on a topic that is not even asked about, he or she can do that as it will only increase our learning. These gurukuls are not assigned any order of preference & each rishis gurukul is treated alike. Gurus of Saptarishis Gurukul 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

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Sage Gautama’s Vidyashram


autama Maharishi is one of the Saptarishis of the current Manvantara (seventh). He was one of the Maharishis of Vedic times, known to have been the discoverer of Mantras -- 'Mantradrashtaa', in Sanskrit. The Rig Veda has several suktas (Sanskrit: 'hymns') that go with his name. He was the son of Rahugana, belonging to the line of Angiras. The Devi Bhagavatam says that the river Godavari is so named because of its association with Gautama. He had two sons by name Vamadeva and Nodhas, both themselves discoverers of Mantras. There is a hymn called Bhadra in the Sama Veda which again is ascribed to Gautama Maharishi.

Guru: Shri Vamadeva Shastri


amadeva (Dr. Frawley) is a unusual western born knowledge-holder in the Vedic tradition. He carries many special Vedic ways of knowledge (vidyas), which he passes on to students in India and in the West. In India, Vamadeva is recognized not only as a Vedacharya (Vedic teacher), but also as a Vaidya (Ayurvedic doctor), Jyotishi (Vedic astrologer), Puranic (Vedic historian) and Yogi. He is a visiting professor for the Vivekananda Yoga Kendra in Bangalore, India, a government approved deemed university for yogic and Vedic studies and also a teacher with the Sringeri Shankaracharya Math, the most central of the traditional Vedantic centers in India. In America he is more known as a teacher and practitioner of Ayurvedic medicine and of Vedic astrology (Jyotish) and has done pioneering work on both these subjects in the West.

Q.1 Sir, how is one to use herbs and astrology exactly. It is said that our ancient rishis knew it but now nobody writes on this subject. In various texts we find mention that herbs are to be used for remedies but how exactly to be used is not known to us, pls guide – Question by Sanjeev Monga, Delhi. Shri Vamadeva Shastri: That is a big topic, with several levels of consideration, including how you are intending to use the herbs. First of all certain herbs correspond to planets at the level of occult remedies. These herbs may be worn, or the plants grown in the house or used in various rituals. In the case of the trees corresponding to the planets, their wood is offered in havans to the planets. One can easily get these Navagraha sticks at any store that sells puja and havan implements. For astrological treatment of disease or other difficulties in life, such plants and herbs are used along with mantras, yantras, gems, and rituals, not so much to take internally as a medicine, rather to use as an offering or an external protection. We find many such types of combined remedies including herbs used in astrological Upayas throughout India, as well as in different Tantric practices overall. Second the energetics of herbs corresponds to planets at a medical level. This follows somewhat the correlation between planets and the six tastes. For example, hot spicy herbs like black pepper or cayenne pepper arguably have a strong solar energy. If the Sun is weak in the chart, particularly relative to health factors, the use of such spicy herbs is a possible 197

Upaya for the person. While there is adequate ground here for correlating astrology with Ayurvedic treatment and life-style recommendations, we don’t see this pursued very much in the existing literature, though I have done some research in this area. One thing to remember is that correlations are general. For example, the six tastes do not exactly correspond to the planets but have their planetary correlations and mainly at the level of energetics. For example, sour taste is traditionally ascribed to Venus and there is a point to this, but Venus dominant people also like the sweet taste, sweet fragrances and flowers. In this regard I am including a short section from my book Ayurvedic Astrology 100102: “The Six Tastes and Their Correspondences Tastes and



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Pitta and Kapha

Sweet taste, such as occurs in sugars and starches, relates to Kapha planets, the Moon, Jupiter and Venus, which have an overall tissue-increasing effect upon the body. Classical Vedic astrology emphasizes the identification of Jupiter specifically with the sweet taste because it is the main planet creating weight and bulk in the body, which derive from this taste and its earth and water elements. However, Venus, the planet of love, a Kapha emotion, as is well known, is also fond of sweets. Salty taste mainly relates to the Moon, owing to its correspondence with the water element, the ocean and the plasma in our bodies, our internal ocean. Sour taste is classically ascribed to Venus in several Vedic astrological texts because of its stimulating and attractive nature, as well as its Kapha increasing properties. Yet sour taste, which has a heating energy, can increase Mars energy, particularly that found in alcohol and other fermented items. Astringent taste, such as found in tannins, is mainly Vata in its properties, increasing dryness and lightness in the body. In this regard it is sometimes related to Saturn, which like the astringent taste causes our energy to contract and has stopping or inhibiting action on such processes as sweating, bleeding or elimination. Pungent or spicy taste, which has a heating and stimulating energy, relates mainly to Pitta planets, specifically to the Sun, but also to Mars. Spices like ginger, cayenne or black pepper are storehouses of solar energy.


Bitter taste reflects the qualities of Vata, being cold, dry, light and weight-reducing in its action. In this regard it resembles the planet Saturn which rules over Vata dosha in general, but reflects other Vata planets as well. Bitter taste can stimulate the mental activity of Mercury because it increases the air and ether elements operative in the mind. Classical Vedic astrology relates bitter taste to Mars because bitter is the most effective taste for controlling Mars energy, reducing the heat and toxicity associated with it, not because it is similar in nature or energy to Mars. When Vata is too high – or when the influence of Vata (airy) planets like Saturn, Rahu and Mercury predominate in the body – the use of sweet, sour, salty and pungent tastes is recommended, including a nutritive diet of grains, beans, root vegetables, seeds, nuts and dairy products. Mild spices (like ginger, cinnamon and cardamom) and tonic herbs like ashwagandha and shatavari or the Ayurvedic formula Chyavan prash are the main herbal therapies. When Kapha is too high – or when the influence of Kapha (watery) planets like the Moon, Jupiter and Venus predominate in the body – the use of pungent, astringent and bitter tastes is indicated, including a light diet that avoids sweet, salty, sour and oily foods, as well as dairy products. The use of hot spices (like ginger, pepper or cayenne or the Ayurvedic formula Trikatu), and bitters like gentian that aid in weight reduction are the main herbal therapies. When Pitta is too high – or when the influence of Pitta (fiery) planets like the Sun, Mars and Ketu predominate in the body – the use of bitter, astringent and sweet herbs and foods is recommended, including less use of salt, spices and sour articles, and a cooler and blander diet with more raw food. Mild bitters are recommended like gotu kola (brahmi) or cooling spices like turmeric and coriander are important herbal therapies. It is possible to more precisely equate individual foods and herbs with the planets and use astrology to aid in both dietary and herbal treatment, but this is a complex matter and is best left more for an advanced study of medical astrology, particularly for those who are trained in Ayurveda.” Based on this correlation, we can attribute a number of commonly used herbs to general planetary influences. This is from my own private research. Of course some herbs may have a relationship with more than one planet in their effects. SUN—Black pepper, cayenne pepper, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, calamus root, sassafras, cloves, bay leaves, sage, thyme, juniper berries, eucalyptus, basil, bayberry, turmeric MOON—Milk, comfrey root, slippery elm, marshmallow, wild mallow, licorice, solomon's seal, kelp, Irish moss, chickweed, sandalwood, oyster shell (sea shells), psyllium, flaxseed MARS—Onions, garlic, mustard, coffee, alcohol, tobacco, asafoetida, horseradish, nutmeg, marijuana, jimson weed, poppy, nightshade, damiana MERCURY—Gotu kola, skullcap, basil, mint, camomile, valerian, wintergreen, betony, tea, alfalfa, lady's slipper, yarrow, coriander, plantain, nettles, self-heal, red root, hops, chia seeds, horehound, mullein, haritaki, castor oil JUPITER—Clarified butter, almonds, walnuts, wheat, oats, barley, licorice, fennel, fenugreek, ginseng, siberian ginseng, astragalus, fo-ti, ashwagandha, wild yam, kudzu (pueraria), vidari, bala


VENUS—Rose, aloe, myrrh, saffron, safflower, hibiscus, raspberry leaves, asparagus root, shatavari, amalaki, dang gui, rehmannia, sarsaparilla, jasmine, pennyroyal, false unicorn, parsley, wild carrot SATURN—Gentian, golden seal, barberry, uva ursi, pau d'arco, white poplar, blue flag, chapparal, witch hazel, oak bark, cleavers, frankincense, rhubarb, senna, mandrake, cascara sagrada, echinacea, horsetail, katuka, neem, chiretta, phyllanthus

Third, preparation of medicines, including herbs, is traditionally done with concern with the Nakshatras. For example, Mrigashiras relates to Soma and herbs have a very powerful rejuvenative energy when the Moon is in this Nakshatra, particularly when waxing or near full. Certain plants and herbs correspond directly to the Nakshatras. I have seen Nakshatra gardens in South India with trees relating to each Nakshatra. Other Panchanga information is also helpful for preparing herbs and for timing of medical treatment. Overall gems have a stronger place as an outer astrological remedial measure than do herbs, as the gems can hold and direct the planetary energy in a stronger manner. Q.2 Vaar Pravesh - Generally Vaar Pravesh is used to deduce Kaal Hora. It is usually deduced w.r.t. the coordinates of Ujjain, India. Some people still insist it to be derived from Yam Koti, as described in Surya Siddhanta. In such a situation how to cope with the Latitude and Longitude of the Western USA (San Francisco) cities. If derived with reference to YamKoti/ or Ujjain, then even when there is say Tuesday afternoon or evening here, it would start Wednesday, as per Vaar Pravesh w.r.t. Yam Koti, or Ujjain. – Query by Adya Tripathi, USA Shri Vamadeva Shastri: For the Panchanga one must use the latitude and longitude of the location where one resides. That is why India based Panchangas can be inaccurate in the United States that is opposite the globe in terms of time zones. Even in India there are different Panchangas for different cities. One’s own location is also used for Prashna. For one’s own annual chart, however, the place of birth is used, not the place where one is currently residing. For political and national charts, the tendency in modern Vedic astrology is to cast a chart for each country at their capital city for Chaitra Shukla Pratipat, the exact new Moon in Pisces. There are of course other types of New Years used in India. Unless for the determination of longer Yugas, I don’t see any need to use coordinates of Ujjain or Yama Koti. Astrology is based upon the timing where the person is.


Q.3 Will the results of Yogakaraka planet experienced by a native other than during its dasha/antar dasha or how ‘Exactly’ does the yogakaraka planet influences the native. Though this question is basic but we request you to give a profound explanation that you have gathered through your experience spanning 5 decades – Question by Venkat Ramana, ICAS Hyderabad Shri Vamadeva Shastri: ----All planets give some results all the time relative to their position in the birth chart. Planets give increased results during their dashas/antardashas, during their transits (gochara) of major positions within the birth chart (particularly Moon and Lagna), during the dashas/antardashas of planets located in signs or Nakshatras ruled by them, during the dashas/antardashas of planets either aspecting them or aspected by them. Naturally positions from the Moon, the navamsha and other relevant divisional charts can come into play here. Their positions in the annual chart is another factor to look at. These factors relate to Yoga Karakas as well. Planets give some extra effects in the dasha/antar dasha of planets located in their signs. If Mars is in Taurus, then during Venus periods, something of a Mars influence may also be there. The same can be said of planets located in their Nakshatra. For example, if Saturn is in Swati in the birth chart, a Nakshatra ruled by Rahu, some of the results of Rahu may be increased during the Saturn dashas/antar dashas. Planets will give increased results during the dasha/antardasha of planets that they aspect or which aspect them. For example, if Jupiter in Gemini is aspecting Moon in Aquarius, the Moon dasha/ antardasha will carry some influence of Jupiter. If Jupiter in Gemini is aspected by Mars in Pisces, then during Jupiter periods, the influence of Mars may be increased. The same principle holds true of planetary conjunctions. Relative to Yoga Karakas specifically, they will give stronger results while transiting angles and trines, particularly the tenth house, though only if these houses are not afflicted and best if the ruling signs contain a higher number of bindus in the Sarvashtaka. The position of the Yoga Karaka in the annual chart can help us as well. We note a curious difference in the length of the Dashas of prime Yogakaraka planets. For Cancer and Leo, the main Yoga Karaka is Mars, whose Dasha is only 7 years. For Taurus and Libra, it is Saturn whose Dasha is 19 years, and for Capricorn and Aquarius it is Venus whose Dasha is 20 years. Some lagnas have stronger Yoga Karaka planets. However, in spite of this we find many powerful people, particularly politicians, with Cancer and Leo ascendants, probably more so than Capricorn and Aquarius Ascendants. Generally if the overall birth chart is strong, even Dashas of difficult planets by natural or temporal status may not give bad results. If the overall birth chart is weak, even Dashas of Yoga karakas may not give very good results. The Dasha of the Lagna lord is crucial. If the chart is strong it will elevate the person almost like a Yoga Karaka. If the chart is weak, the Dasha of the lagna lord may bring disease and other personal loses, much like the period of a malefic.


As a personal note, I have found that good malefics in upachaya houses can raise a person almost as effectively as a Yoga karaka planet, though more struggle and effort may be required for success. One must also look at the Yogas. When the ninth and tenth lords exchange for example the period of either one can give great advancement for the person, even if the planet involved is not entirely friendly to the Lagna lord (like an exchange of Mars in Libra and Venus in Scorpio) for Aquarius Ascendant. Mars in such a position will likely increase the Raja Yoga during its dashas, even though it is usually an inimical planet for the lagna. Q.4 Is there something called Tantric Astrology, if so can you recommend some books on it. If there are no books available now, can you pls demonstrate some basics of it and some other points as food for thought. - Query by Andy Lee, HongKong Shri Vamadeva Shastri: ---Most of the Upayas or remedial measures used in Vedic astrology in India today are Tantric. This includes the types of pujas and yajnas used at astrological temples to propitiate the planets. It includes the recommendations of mantras, yantras, herbs, and gems given to individuals for planetary afflictions. In addition, most of the temple worship in India, particularly in South India, East India and the Himalayas is largely Tantric, especially for deities like Shiva and Kali, and beings in Vedic astrology. Traditional Tantric texts often contain sections on worship of planetary deities, worship of deities with respect to astrological timing, astrological timing of prescription of mantras, and so on. Different forms of the Goddess may be related to different planets. Even Tantric philosophical and yogic texts, bring in astrology relative to the timing or subtle energies of various Yoga and Pranayama practices and through Svara Yoga or timing through reading the breath and which nostril it is flowing in. Astrological knowledge is there in Sri Vidya or Sri Chakra or esoteric Tantric practices, relating the chakras, Prana and the breath with the Sun, planets and Rashis. We have 21,600 breaths per day in yogic thought, about one breath every four seconds, which is equated with the movement of the Sun, 360 breaths every 24 minutes or 1/60 of a day. Each Rashi governs around two hours or five 24 minute sections, in which the breath relates to different aspects of the five elements. This internal zodiac is more commonly examined in yogic and Tantric texts. What one must remember is that the term Tantra in India mainly refers to the use of mantras, yantras, rituals etc. along with the propitiation of deities (mainly forms of Shiva and Devi) for either the ordinary goals of life or for Yogic practices. The term has another meaning in the West, mainly concerning sexual practices. Throughout India, but particularly in Bengal, people commonly resort to Tantra, mantra, yantra and deity worship for both personal and spiritual goals. There are many such Tantric gurus, many of which are astrologers as well, who offer these Tantric methods to help people make money, get a better job, have better progeny, defeat their enemies or control other people. There can be a fair amount of exploitation and even charlatans of this type, which 202

has given Tantra a bad name in India. Some Tantrics employ ghosts to gain knowledge about other people or to be able to make accurate astrological predictions. Many of them claim to give you instant results and to be able to change your karma for you. Indian politicians have been known to employ such Tantrics, going back to Indira Gandhi and Chandraswamy. Yet good and honest Tantrics, though perhaps harder to find, do exist. Generally, what might be called ‘Tantric astrology’ relates to books on Vedic astrology promoting remedial measures that are Tantric in nature, not a special line of astrology relative to calculation or interpretation that would be called Tantric. In addition, in Sanskrit literature, the term Tantra means a technical text. Technical texts in medieval science and mathematics were also called Tantras for this reason. In modern Sanskrit, Tantra is sometimes used as indicating ‘technology’. Q.5 How to read the dictate of karmas (Sanchit, Prarabdha etc) in horoscopy?– Question by Vijay Kumar, Bangalore Shri Vamadeva Shastri: ---That is also a very big question. The Vedic astrology chart is all about karma. I like to call the birth chart your Karmic DNA or the ‘Karmic Code of the Soul’. Just as your genetic code reveals the underlying pattern behind your physical existence, your Karmic Code or Samskaric Code through the birth chart allows you to read the underlying pattern of your spiritual existence. That is why the Vedic birth chart is probably the most important document you have in your entire life, though like the genetic code requires the proper interpretation and decipherment. Astrology is a science of karma. The astrological chart allows us to ascertain both our karma and the way it is likely to unfold in life through the dashas. 1. Prarabdha, the karma that forms and dominates and is activated in the present life, is indicated mainly by the Rashi chart and its prime positions. 2. The Navamsha can indicate our ability to handle or transform our karma, including the karmas we are setting in motion in this life (the Kriyamana karma). 3. The Dwadashamsha can reflect Past Life Karmic influences. Generally Saturn is more a point of karmic limitation and Jupiter an area of karmic opportunity. The Moon also reflects the Samskaras in the mind, while the Sun shows our ability to make new and independent decisions. Rahu and Ketu also show deep seated karmic connections and collective influences. The Sanchit karma or the total karma of a soul is difficult to judge astrologically as it is the karmic reserve that is not currently active, though some astrologers have theories about how to read it. Determination of Prarabdha is the main thing in the birth chart. How to optimize and transcend our karmas is the main purpose of astrological remedial measures. We may think that we see something karmic in the birth chart, but verifying it over time in the life of a person is necessary to prove the accuracy of our predictions. It is important that the astrologer does not use the specter of karma to scare, intimidate or control clients. We must remember that karma refers to the results of our actions, not to any outside destiny that is imposed upon us. So we have the freedom in the present moment to change the course of our karmas for the future. Finally, karma belongs to body and mind but not to Atma, which transcends time, space and action. But our karma shows us how likely we may be to be able to realize that Atma. 203

sage Bhrighu’s Vidyashram


asistha in Hindu mythology was one of the Saptarishis (Seven Great Sages Rishi) in the seventh, i.e. the present Manvantara, and the Rajpurohit / Rajguru of the Suryavamsha or Solar Dynasty. He was the manasaputra of Brahma. The star Mizar of the stellar constellation Ursa Major is thought of as Vashisht and the small one beside it, Alcor, as Arundhati his wife. Vashisht is credited as the chief author of Mandala 7 of the Rigveda. Vashisht and his family are glorified in RV 7.33, extolling their role in the Battle of the Ten Kings, making him the only mortal besides Bhavayavya to have a Rigvedic hymn dedicated to him. Another treatise attributed by him is "Vashisht Samhita" - a book on Vedic system of electional astrology.

Guru: Shri Dr. Suresh Chandra Mishra


r. Suresh Chandra Mishra is one of the most popular names in Hindi Jyotish having translated the highest number of classics ever done by any modern author along with exhaustive commentary. Apart from his mastery over sanskrit he has studied all branches of astrology and his book in English titled ‘Panchadhayee’ has been considered the rarest book in last 100 years containing not to be found techniques along with applications. He was also a regular contributor in the English magazine Vedic Astro.

Q1. What is Graha Kaal and how to use it in a day to day practice? Query by Adya Tripathi, California. Shri Suresh Mishra: For obtaining Graha Kaal, divide the day or night, as the case may be, into (sunrise to sunset or sunset to next sunrise) eight equal segments. First seven segments are assigned to seven planets respectively in their weekday order. For day time, we reckon ownership of seven subsequent segments from the week day lord, while the same for night time from the fifth of the week day lord in question. The eighth segment is without ruler or Nireesh (Ni- without, eesh- lord). Parashara, in accordance with their ruler, ascribes specific names to some segments as shown in below table. Seg. Sun Lord Name & Kaal or Meaning Time







Mrityu or Death

Yamardha Yamghant -1:5 hour or Bell of almost Yama

Saturn Gulika

Yamardh is mainly considered for Muhurtha, while Kaal, Mrityu, Yamghant and Gulika are important for analyzing a chart. (For clear cut rules on this you can refer to my Panchadhyayee) 204

Q2. What is Tithi Yogini and Dig Yogini? Shri Suresh Mishra: For entire duration of a Tithi, Dig Yogini (better known as Yogini) rests in eight directions as follows. In the classics, these are cited in order of directions, but here for convenience in retaining in mind, we describe respectively in order of Tithi or Lunar day. Tithi Dik Diksha or Direction

1,9 Purva or East

2,10 3,11 4,12 Uttara Agneya Nairitya or or SE or SW North

5,13 6,14 7,15 8,30 Dakshin Pashchim Vayavya Ishaan or or West or NW or NE South

Within 1/16th part of a Tithi, Yogini remain in current progressively in order of a Tithi. In the table above consider Tithi as the serial number of 1/16 segment where no.30 is considered as 16. This sort is popularly labeled as Tatkal Yogini or Yamardha Yogini. 1/16th 1,9 Tithi Direction East















Q3. What is Graha Arudh, how is their motion and how to use in Prashna? Question by R.C.Srivastava, Agra. Shri Suresh Mishra: Parashara advocates Arudh or Padha of a house as well as of a planet, for reading a chart, is a must to consider. All rules for fixation of Bhava or Graha Arudha are similar in their application. (Elucidated in our book Panchadhyayee) Arudha of a Graha is located as many houses away from its own rashi, as the own rashi itself is from the rashi lord. If a planet owns two rashis, it is mainly applicable to the stronger rashi, states Parashara. But in Prashna, it is to apply to seven planets and all twelve houses. Considering the Sun in Makara, the rashi Simha happens to be eighth from the Sun. Hence Sun’s Arudha rests in Meena falling eighth from Simha. A planet or house responsible for the content of Prashna is auspicious, fructifying in favour and disbursing desired effects when it is in a Kendra, Trikona or Labha at the time of Prashna. Q4. How Digbal is used in astrological guidance? 205

Question by R.C.Srivastava, Agra.

Shri Suresh Mishra: Digbal or directional strength of planets bases upon their Kendra position. A Sthanbal planet is more potent when it gains digbal too. For example, the Sun in its own rashi, Multrikon or Uccha, etc., having Sthanbal, becomes more effective and result oriented in tenth house (Full Digbal) and least in the fourth (Least Digbal). A planet gains fullest Digbal when its degrees in Longitude coincide with the degrees of a Kendra. We can easily obtain longitude of all four kendras by adding 90 degrees to the Lagna. A planet with full Digbal is satisfactorily strong and disbursing good effects even if it is in its Neecha. However a combust planet having sufficient Shadbal, becomes of mixed nature. Q5. What is Nisheka in astrological terms?

Question by R.C.Srivastava, Agra.

The word Nisheka is used for conception, ejaculation and cohabitation of couple primarily aimed for successful conception resulting in progeny. Adhaan, Garbhadhaan, Shukra Nirvaap are synonyms. Q6. What is difference between Garhaa Kaal and Kala Graham? R.C.Srivastava, Agra.



Shri Suresh Mishra: For Graha Kaal please refer Q1. above. Kala Graham means the longitude of a planet converted in to Kala or minutes of arch of zodiac. This is better termed as Kalatmaka Graha.


Sage Vishwamitra’s Vidyashram


rahmarshi Vishvamitra is one of the most venerated rishis or sages of ancient times in India. He is also credited as the author of most of Mandala 3 of the Rigveda, including the Gayatri Mantra. The Puranas mention that only 24 Rishis since antiquity have understood the whole meaning of, and thus wielded the whole power of, the Gayatri Mantra. Sage Vishvamitra is supposed to be the first, and Sage Yajnavalkya the last.

Guru: Shri ramchandra pandey


rof Ramchandra Pandey is one of the old hands from the city of Banaras, oft called the Land of Knowledge in India. He serves on a honorary capacity on various astrological forums and has in the past been the Head Of Jyotish Dept of the prestigious Banaras Hindu University. An extremely humble man and has authored & translated many books including one of the most important books of Hindu Astrology titled Maan Sagari. Qs.1. Yuma Dhrunshtra Chakra is to be calculated as per Mukund Vijay, Narpart Jaicharya or Maan Sagari ? What is the use of Yuma Dhanshtra Chakra, I am told it is one of the most important chakras but often there is no one who writes on it.? Query by Sailesh Patel, Mumbai.

Shri Ramchandra Pandey: Yuma Dhanshtra Chakra as per Mukund Vijay and Narpart Jaicharya they have used the full sized Snake Chakra & embedded it on the body parts. All 27 nakshatras are from Mouth to the tail. This system is wrong given in Mukund Vijay and Narpath Jaicharya. Sarpa’s Phan – the expanded Hood Of a Cobra, on this 4 lines are to be made – 4 nadis on left and 4 nadis on right. It is difficult to explain this in short, but remember the 10th and 11th nakshatra will come on the Snakes Teeth (right and left). I will try to write a detailed article on this and send it for publication in Saptarishis Astrology if health and time permits. Regarding this chakra, suppose you want to know regarding diseases, then details of the disease a person will suffer in one’s life, where it will happen, whether it will be chronic or not or fatal or not all this can be seen from Yuma Dhanshtra Chakra. There are many other uses like in olden times it was used to see for fatal snake bites or scorpion bites, if person will survive the bite or not was found from this. Even for wars, if soldier who has gone for batter will come back alive or not can be found. This can also be used creatively for mundane astrology predictions regarding wars between two countries. Qs.2 How can we time jobs in natal charts effectively?

Query by Sudhir Nair, Trichur.

Shri Ramchandra Pandey: Mainly use transits for job timing on narrow timing if yoga is permitting a job.


1. See karaka graha (significator graha) of 10H, students often ask which of the four karakas to use some say Mercury, some say Saturn so students are confused. The fundamental that is not to be ignored is out of the four karakas see which one of these four karakas is strong and see this planet is in which navamsa, in the dasa/antar of this navamsa lord or any planet placed in this navamsa sign, its dasa/antar dasa job can be had if transits favor. 2. Additionally see this navamsa lord or the planet in this navamsa, its transit in rasi chart it should activate the 10H by aspect or entry into the 10H by transit. 3. Sometimes see the strong karaka graha where it is placed in the rasi chart and the 10th from it in the rasi chart, the lord of this 10th house from karaka graha you see it is in which navamsa, this is to be taken and same procedure seen as in point 1. 4. Sun is karaka of the 10th house, and suppose for example it comes in the 6H of the natal chart then it becomes effective to give change of residence, or it can subside the enemies that is competitors for a job interview. If Sun has no relation with karaka graha then it is not so important in timing jobs. Sun is also good in natal chart in 1,5,9th houses, here in 1H it is his exaltation house of naisargik kundali, 5H is his own house in natural zodiac and 9H is the house of his friend. Here in these houses even a weak Sun can give good results and hence as it is a ruler graha it helps in timing of job to the month. Qs.3. Varnad Lagna, as described in the book by Pt.Sitaram Jha (Jaimini Sutra), as well as Dr. Suresh Chandra Mishra's book is deduced by adding/ or subtracting the actual Longitudes of Ascendant and Hora Lagna, including actual degrees. Whereas, many authors, specially from South India, do not use the exact angle associated with Ascendant and Hora Lagna. They only use the Sign. Which method is correct? Query by Mr.Tripathi, USA Shri Ramchandra Pandey: For Varnada Lagna we have to use degree wise only. There is no difference in the result of both the systems, one is a short cut method of using signs that you can calculate mentally and the other is more scientific method of getting the degrees of the Varnada Lagna. Qs.4. Chaughadia Muhuratha, for night time, as given in most Panchangs from Delhi Area is different, as compared to the one given in Classics. Which one is to be used? For example, on a Tuesday, the Chaughadia Muhurat in most North Indian Panchangs are given to be in the sequence - Day time - Rog, Udveg, Chal, Labh, Amrit, Kaal, Shubh, Rog. The same in Classical Books (Brihad Jyotish Saar by DevakiNandan Shastri) is as follows: Rog, Udveg, Chal, Labh, Amrit, Kaal, Shubh, Rog. Thus it is the same for Day time. However, for Night time Chaughadia it is different: In Classics (BhrihadJytishSaar): Udweg, Char, Laabh, Amrit, Kaal, Shubh, Rog, Udweg In North Indian Panchangs: Kaal, Labh, Udweg, Shubh, Amrit, Char, Rog, Kaal Which Chaughadia is to be used? In the books of Dr. Suresh Chandra Mishra, also, he follows same as Classics. Shri Ramchandra Pandey: Brihad Jyotish Saar is the most accurate one to be followed, although in Brihad Jyotish Saar there is not much detailed explanation given. Chaughadia is the 8th division of Dinmaan 208

(Sunrise to Sunset time divided by 8). Chaughadia is very important and cannot be ignored. In order to delve deeper into it let me divert to Udweg part of Chowghadia for other students who are reading this, Udweg means trembling, shaking, excitement, anxiety. During travelling man has all of the previous mentioned qualities of excitement and anxiety if his trip would be safe, would he achieve the goal for which he is travelling. Hence as this is human intrinsic nature of worry and if at that time Udweg Chowghadia is running then it can give non fruitful results as Udweg which stands for anxiety, nervousness is doubled with the human feelings of nervousness. Hence Udweg Chowghadia must be avoided for travelling and Shubh, Amrit and Labh is to be used. Suppose there is Char Chowghadia then Karya Siddhi will not happen and person will have to keep on going to the location to achieve the result as Char means movement and there would be double movement. The main purpose of Chaughadia is suppose one is not getting good muhurta for travel then you can immediately use Chaughadia calculations which are available as ready reckoners in Panchangs and use Shubh, Labh or Amrit periods for it. Qs.5. Kaal Hora (usually, One hour/ or sometime Dinmaan divided by 12), and Rahu Kaal (usually, one and Half Hour/ sometime duration of day - Dinmaan divided by 8). What is correct ? - A fixed One hour for Kaal Hora, or Dinmaan divided by 12, and One and Half Hour for Rahu Kaal, or Dinmaan divided by 8. Shri Ramchandra Pandey: It is better to divide 24 hours by 24 giving 1 hour per hora. If we follow the division by 12 of Dinmaan (Day period) and RatriMaan (night period) then it will give you irregular time as you know and this is not the correct way as per knowledge. For Rahu Kaal take the fixed one and half hour and not dinmaan related calculations.


Sage Atri’s Vidyashram


ttri is the Rishi present in all Manvantras. He was among the three main seers who propounded the sacred thread (after Brihaspati) which has three strands symbolizing Creation (Brahma and the letter A), sustenance (Vishnu and the letter U) and Dissolution (Shiva {m} and the letter M). Together these three strands show the vow that a Brahmin takes to recite and adhere to Aum." Brahmarsi Atri is the seer of the fifth mandala (book) of the Rigveda. He had many sons, including Soma, Datta, and Durvasa, who are the incarnations of the Divine Trinity Brahma, Vishnu, and Rudra. He is among the Sapta Rishi (seven luminous or eternal sages in the sky) symbolized by the great bear and the seven stars around it. Named Megrez in Latin. The star is also considered as δ (Delta) or the 4th star in the Great Bear constellation.

Guru: Shri Iranganti Rangacharya


ranganti Rangacharya is one of the oldest authorities on Jaimini alive today, born in 1927, he started astrology at the age of 25 in 1952. Later in 1960 he started meticulous study of Jaimini astrology & thus has 48 rich years of experience in Jaimini at this age of 82. Author of numerous articles since 4 decades, 9 books who inspite of weak health contributes to the cause of Jaimini. His work Jaimini Sutramritam published by Sagar Publications, New Delhi is considered a classic by the serious student of Jaimini Astrology. In this column he is assisted by his Sishya (student) Shanmukha along with additional notes where required.

Q1: If we use Dual sign then it will aspect all the other dual signs, how to determine which of the rasi dristhi (sign aspect) is more effective and which is least effective? This is based on my presumption that there is differentiation in aspect strength and I can be wrong. Question by Pritam Trivedi, Mumbai Shri Iranganti Rangacharya: Yes, there is differentiation in aspect strength. The strongest of sign aspect is Sammukha (Frontal) aspect. The rest is in the order of Prakriti chakra reckoning of signs. For example, Gemini aspects Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. Since Virgo is the Sammukha rasi (also known as Abhimukha rasi, Darpana rasi) for Gemini, the aspect on Virgo by Gemini is the strongest aspect. The next stronger is the aspect on Sagittarius, and last is Pisces. Sishya: Relevant shloka is given in Somanatha’s Kalpalatha

ु िं उा पार्ि ूकटी करोित अथ ूाधाेन सख

atha prādhānyena sammukhadṛṣṭiṁ uktvā pārśvadṛṣṭi prakaṭī karoti The following table was given by Sri Rangacharya in his Jaimini Sutramritam which may be used by the readers with advantage. This table is very essential, for example, to use Drig Dasa for which the Sign Arudha must be calculated. Sign Arudha calculation is completely based on this table which gives the order of Sign aspect strength for each sign. Please read the Drig Dasa article by Sri Rangacharya published in Saptarishis Astrology. 210


Aspected Signs

Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius Capricorn Aquarius Pisces

Scorpio, Leo, Aquarius Libra, Capricorn, Cancer Vigro, Sagittaius, Pisces Aquarius, Scorpio, Taurus Capricorn, Libra, Aries Gemini, Pisces, Sagittarius Aquarius, Taurus, Leo Aries, Capricorn, Cancer Pisces, Gemini, Virgo Leo, Taurus, Scorpio Cancer, Aries, Libra Sagittarius, Virgo, Gemini

Q2: How and where is Amatyakaraka to be used, can it be used in transits and if so how exactly it is to be used? Shri Iranganti Rangacharya: It is, indeed, a question that needs much explanation. Sometimes, in place of Atmakaraka, Amatyakaraka can be used. Especially, in case of Raja, Amatya Yogas, Amatyakaraka can be extensively used. For example, Manipravala yoga also can be extended to Amatyakaraka planet for which Graha Chakra reckoning must be used. Coming to Transits, Phalaratnamala gives transit results for Yogada planet which may be extended to this planet as well. But, much research needs to be done in this area. Q3: Jaimini Rishi has described which Lagna to see the financial prospects of a native? Are there more than one lagna for it, if so please teach us. Shri Iranganti Rangacharya: Arudha Lagna, Indu Lagna and Tara Lagna are to be used for financial prosperity. Q4: I think Jaimini Rishi is the only Rishi to give so much importance to Navamsa in terms of finding combinations and yogas in D9, whereas other rishis have not given so, is this true, if not can you explain which other works you have found in your experience which gives detailed works on divisional charts? Shri Iranganti Rangacharya: Yes, Jaimini has given much importance to Navamsa chart. In addition to Navamsa, Drekkana chart is also extensively used in this System. The other divisional charts that find occasional usage are Panchamamsa and Saptamsa charts. The other divisional charts in the Parasara system need not be mixed with this system. Q5: Humble Sir, in Jaimini Sutras Chapter 1 Pada 2, it is written SU. 20.--Prasiddhakarma

jeevaha sanow. If Sani joins Atmakaraka in the Navamsa, he will produce a famous person in his own line of business. How is this sutra to be understood, usually we take Saturn to be Dukhakaraka (sorrow giver) and he joining with AK should ideally give more grief to oneself hitting hard at our center, thereby how is Jaimini Rishi indicating Saturn joining Atmakaraka why he is 1) producing a famous person 2) why in the same line of business. (The above translation is taken from Late B Suryanarayain Raos work) 211

Shri Iranganti Rangacharya: First of all, interpreting any sutra in Jaimini Sutras can’t be done in isolation. It must be remembered that the Sutra quoted above has many preceding Sutras. So, the first sutra in that series starts with a word Tatra, which shall be interpreted as the 2nd house. So, Saturn in 2nd house produces a person who does a famous work. As we all know, Saturn is the real doer, so Saturn in 2nd definitely produces a person known for his work. The above cited Sutra has much more to comprehend, since the ensuing sutra gives a word च (cha) which attributes other results indicated in the next sutra also for Saturn. Any natural malefic planet conjoining Atmakaraka definitely spoils AK and indicates evil results. Q6: Sorry for asking this very simple query In Jaimini Sutras Chapter 1 Pada 2 SU. 23. Ravirahubhyam sarpanidhranam. If Sun and Rahu join Atmakaraka in the Navamsa the person dies by snake-bites. Query: Dear Sir a) what is the logic behind using Sun here, Rahu for snakes is understood but why conjoining of Sun, is it since Sun is the natural Atma karaka (referring to as an individual) b) If Sun or Rahu is having Rasi Drishti on the AK in D9 then would the result be the same? Shri Iranganti Rangacharya: As the case of previous question, the sutra quoted here, also needs to be understood in correct manner. This sutra is also a sutra in a series, so must not be interpreted in isolation. In “Sutra Vangmaya”, some sutras are Adhikara sutras and some are upasutras. So the Adhikara sutras can be applied anywhere in interpreting other sutras, where as upasutras must be applied then and there. As you all know, Jaimini Sutras are written in Sutra Vangmaya style and hence, the commentaries are very essential for understanding Sutra Vangmaya. The correct interpretation goes like this. If the fourth house of Karakamsa Lagna is occupied by Moon and aspected by Sun and Rahu, the native dies by snake-bite. It is known fact that Rahu will eclipse only Sun and Moon, not other planets. Rahu is the planet representing Snake. So, the Sutra is very clear and cogent. Having said the correct purport of the sutra, the query 2 is not necessary.


Sage jamadagni’s Vidyashram


amadagni, was one of the Saptarishis (Seven Great Sages) in the seventh, i.e. the present Manvantara. He was a descendant of the sage Bhrigu, one of the Prajapatis created by Brahma, the God of Creation. Jamadagni has several children with wife Renuka, the youngest of whom was Parashurama, an Avatara of Lord Vishnu.

Guru: Shri N Sundara Rajan


. Sundara Rajan's name needs no introduction; he started astrology in 1956, created one of the first astrology softwares, has written more than 1000 articles since 1963 in Dr Ramans magazine and others, has published 4 books, created the Vincity ephemeris, his ayanamsa is called the Sundara Rajan Ayanamsa adopted by 2 international softwares. Although Shri Sundara Rajan has numerous stunning world predictions to his credit but he is phenomenally humble man which only shows the grace of Rishis.

Q.1 Rahu and Ketu in Scorpio and Taurus respectively implies that they are in debilitation. (Though some difference of opinions are there among various texts in this regard). In Tamil Nadu, one astrological proverb is in vogue as "Neechanai Neechan parthal nithiyum undu, pathiyum undu", which means "If a debilitated planet aspects another debilitated planet all the wealth ensured". On line with this the debilitation of nodes is a blessing. Is it astrologically correct? Question by R. Ramanathan, India Shri N Sundara Rajan: Rahu and Ketu will always be in the 7th from each other and will be, aspecting each other. The Neecha houses for rahu and ketu are debatable as these two are not Strictly planets and as such do not own any house. This proverb does not seem to be supported by any astrological book of antiquity. Q.2 If a debilitated planet gets vargothamamsa, how to deal with the planet? Whether predominance should be given as strength considering their vargothamamsa or as weakness considering their debilitation both in Rasi and Navamsa? Question by R. Ramanathan, India Shri N Sundara Rajan: Standard astrological texts like Phaladeepika say that it should be considered as weak. But the safe and correct way is to consider a planet as strong or weak, based on its Shadbala Rupas. Q.3 If a planet in a Rasi Sandhi, say at the last degree of a sign but because of his disposition considered as Atmakaraka. Here, whether he can be considered week since he is in Rasi Sandhi or strong as he is the Supreme Atmakaraka? – Question by R. Ramanathan 213

Shri N Sundara Rajan: All astrological texts avow that a planet in Rasi-Sandhi destroys that Rasi. This has no relation to the Karakathwa of the planet. Q.4 Does Rahu in Badhakasthana cause Sarpa Dosha (severe afflictions)? What are the other combinations causing sarpa dosha and remedies for it? – Question by Dr.K.S.G.Saravanan, USA Shri N Sundara Rajan: Planets in Badhaka Sthana generally indicate many Dhoshas, depending on other Aspects, associations etc. Sarpa Dhosha is generally related to the 5th and 9th houses either from Moon or from Lagna and are supposed to cause childlessness or harm to children. Shanti Ratnakara, an ancient treatise on remedial measures, suggests Performance of Sarpa Shanti Homam. Q.5 How to read the charts of twins births? More so, in cases of births where the Shashtyamsha chart of twins also remains same. – Question by Vijay Kumar, Bangalore Shri N Sundara Rajan: Sage Sathyacharya says: ‘aneka Hora sasthragnayaha Pancha Sidhdhantha Parakaha Voohapoha Patuhu Sidhdha Manthro Janathi Jaathakam’ Which means, an astrologer is said to know astrology only if he/she has studied many astrological works, particularly the work called Sathyacharya Or Pancha Sidhdhantha of Sathyacharya and also he/she is an expert in Intuition and Super-Intuition and, in addition, has acquired the powers of Manthra Sidhdhi (like repetition many million times, with absolute concentration Of Gayathri or other Manthras, duly learnt from a competent Acharya). This is the view of Sage Sathyacharya, the author of DHRUVA NADI, SHUKRA NADI etc., well known for their meticulous accuracy of predictions. Unfortunately these Nadi originals have been lost to vagaries of time. Whether twin births or otherwise, there is no short cut method to read Horoscopes.


Sage Kashyapa Vidyashram


ashyapa was an ancient sage, who was one of the Saptarshis in the present Manvantara. He was the father of the Devas, Asuras, Nagas and all of humanity. He married Aditi, with whom he fathered Agni, the Adityas, and most importantly Lord Vishnu took his fifth avtar as Vamana, the son of Aditi, in the seventh Manvantara. With his second wife, Diti, he begot the Daityas. Diti and Aditi were daughters of King Daksha Prajapati and sisters to Sati, Shiva's consort. Kashyapa received the earth, obtained by Parashurama's conquest of King Kartavirya Arjuna and henceforth, earth came to be known as "Kashyapi". He was also the author of the treatise Kashyap Samhita, or Braddha Jivakiya Tantra, which is considered, a classical reference book on Ayurveda especially in the fields of Ayurvedic Pediatrics, Gynecology & Obstetrics.

Guru: Shri U. K. Jha


graduate in Mechanical Engineering from University of Roorkee (Now IIT Roorkee) U K Jha has produced over 100 thought provoking articles in several astrological journals and is a known name in the academic foray of this science. He is known for his innovative ideas, one point sharp logic, acute rationality and scientific approach for dealing with the things. He is the author of famous book "Utopia and Anarchy of Stars" and his commentaries on YogaPushpanjali and Phala Deepika are a master piece for absorbing reading. Q.1 Mars in the 4th house is considered very bad, why? Question by Vikas Pandit, Jharkhand.

Shri U.K.Jha: In the 4th house Mars becomes devoid of Diga Bala i.e. directional force. Hence it is deemed weak there. In the natural zodiac 4th house represented by Cancer sign is the place of debilitation for Mars. So, in the 4th belt of any horoscope Mars suffers from this intrinsic lacuna of depression. Because of the above two reasons Mars does not get full strength in the 4th house even for Libra people, despite exaltation. The sublime currents of weakness caused to Mars when placed in the 4th house increases its virulence also. Because of this reason the placement of Mars in the 4th house is not deemed good for any horoscope. Q.2 Why Jupiter is not considered bad for Libra people despite owning two bad houses - 3rd and 6th? Question by Sreenivas Narayan, Chennai. Shri U.K.Jha: Jupiter is an expansive planet and on exoteric level it signifies increase in wider perspective viz. increase of wealth, knowledge, power, prestige & so on. The 3rd and the 6th houses are also called Upachaya houses meaning places for increase. When Jupiter owns these two houses its potential for increase is enhanced on account of acquisition of identical field. In other words the planet of increase gets the lordship of houses of increase and hence extra potential to increase wealth etc. Hence, for Libra people Jupiter is not considered bad so long the increase in wealth, position, prestige etc are concerned. 215

Q.3 Why Moon represents mind as well as blood in astrology? Question by Priyesh Dutt, Mumbai. Shri U.K.Jha: In astrology significations of planets are based mainly on the principle of symbology besides other factors of esoteric imports known to the God realized seers. Moon is the fast moving entity in the horoscope and in human system mind is the fastest moving (abstract) thing. Hence, mind is represented by Moon in astrology. Based on the same reasons of symbology Moon also represents blood which circulates in the body at maximum speed. In astrology blood is represented by both Moon and the Mars. Q.4 Venus in the 12th house is considered very good, why?

Question by Manoj P, India.

Shri U.K.Jha: Venus is a planet of luxury, enjoyment and revelations. The field of 12th house is also suffused with the vibrations of same order. When Venus is deposited in the 12th house, two identical vibrations of Bhoga - luxuriation and enjoyments; match together to yield augmented fruits of this house. In Tantrik doctrine Bhoga (enjoyments) is for Moksha (emancipation) - Bhogayate Mokshah; and Moksha (emancipation) is to steer clear from this Samsar (world) - Mokshayate Samsarah. Hence, Venus is considered good in the 12th house. Q.5 For Pisces born people a Vargotam Jupiter placed in 5th house is said to be giving more female issues, why? Question by P.M.Shastry, Trivandrum. Shri U.K.Jha: A planet acquires the elements and property of the sign where it is located in. In the above case Jupiter is exalted and Lagna lord. Besides it is a male planet. But in Cancer it acquires the female characteristics. Further, Cancer represents mother in the natural zodiac which is again a female attribute. Therefore, the Jupiter in above case works to give more female progenies to the native.


Sage Bharadwaja’s Vidyashram


haradwaja was one of the great sages (rishis) descendant of rishi Angirasa, whose accomplishments are detailed in the Puranas. Bharadwaja rishi was the father of Dronacharya and the grandfather of Ashwatthama. Bharadwaja rishi, a sage of the Vedic period - is renowned for his thirst for knowledge. He attained extraordinary scholarship and power of meditation. He was one of the Saptarshis (Seven Great Sages Rishi) in the present Manvantara; with others being Atri, Vashishtha, Vishvamitra, Gautama, Jamadagni, Kashyapa

Guru: Shri ernst wilhem


rnst Wilhem is one of the finest scholars in America with a large student following. His books titled Graha Sutras, Core Yogas, and Vault To The Heavens are considered classics for their rich content & clear explanation that had not been offered before. He is also the owner and c0developer of one of the best astrology softwares called Kala, known for its accuracy & user friendliness. You can visit his website at

Q.1 For Scorpio people a debilitated luck lord Moon in Lagna is not deemed very bad. Is this true if so Why? Question by Sambhaya, India Shri Ernst Wilhem: A debilitated Planet always causes Bhita “alarmed” Avastha and so Moon in the Lagna in debilitation will indicate stress to the body and health. Additionally, a planet in debilitation is said to be in Sushupti “Sleeping” Avastha and so not give effects due th to the house it rules and thus 9 house effects will be weak in the person’s life unless the Moon’s dispositor Mars happens to be powerfully placed. All in all I would not consider this a good position and would stick to the basic concepts of astrology, such as provided by Parashara’s Avasthas, rather than getting lost in a world of exceptions. Q.2 Does an un-afflicted exalted planet produce only good results? – Question by Andree Leclerc, Canada Shri Ernst Wilhem: An exalted planet is considered to be in Garvita “proud” Avastha and so the Bhava in which it is placed is something that a person can be righteously proud of. However, if such a planet is aspected by natural enemies and if those natural enemies are strong, there will still be an element of Kshudhita “starving” Avastha and in that respect the planet will suffer and not give the needed fulfillment and happiness. For this reason it is said that if Sun and Saturn are both exalted they do not do good – in that case two strong natural enemies aspect each other and thus harm each other. Q.3 Ashttottari applicability in BPHS (Brihad Parashar Hora Shastra) and Maan Sagari are exactly opposite. Which one to believe. In one it says Night birth Shukla Paksha, where as in the other one it says, Day birth Krishna Paksha, then this Dasha is applicable. Which is to be followed? – Question by Adya Tripathi, San Francisco 217

Shri Ernst Wilhem: I have had very good luck using Ashtottari Dasa as prescribed in Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra, however, Ashtottari is considered applicable to all by some astrologers. Q.4 How to find out difficult childbirth from the chart from ones chart? – Question by Dr. K.S.G.Saravanan, USA Shri Ernst Wilhem: I assume you are asking how to look at a person’s chart and state that they had a difficult birth? That is simple and very effectively done through a study of Balarishti Yogas as given in BPHS and other classical texts. Anytime there is a Balarishti Yoga there is some element of difficult surrounding birth or shortly after birth. After accessing the Balarishta Yogas it is important to consider an Arishta Bhanga Yogas which prevent the Balarishta Yogas from killing the child. When Arishta Bhana Yogas are present to suitable degree to prevent death, then there will still be problems, delayed labor or some issue at or shortly after birth, but one that is overcome and which does not kill the child. Try these yogas on a few horoscopes and you will quickly see how wonderfully they work. Q.5 in BPHS Chapter 7 ‘divisional considerations’ shloka 28-29 it states that 28-29. ‘Other Sources of Strength. Maitreya, there are other kinds of sources, as I explain below. Grahas in the 7th from Sūrya will be fully effective. One with an identical longitude in comparison to Sūrya’s will destroy the good effects. Rule of three process be applied to the Graha in between these positions.’ Query: a) How is this concept of Grahas 7th from Sun to be used in predictive astrology b) One with identical longitude in comparison to Sun will destroy the good effects of what, can an hypothetical example be given to demonstrate how to understand what Rishi Parasara is trying to say c) What is the rule of three the Rishi is trying to say – Question by Praveen Kumar, Bangalore Shri Ernst Wilhem: The idea of Grahas in the 7th from the Sun is taken into account in a Grahas Ishta and Kashta. So pay attention to Ishta and Kastha and that matter is all taken into account. The basic idea is that a planet opposite the Sun, or in the case of Mercury and Venus, when they are conjunct and retrograde, a planet is closest to earth and can thus produce the most. When the planet is conjunct the sun and not retrograde, it is furthest from earth, actually behind the Sun as well and so gives no effects. Rule of three is to take the proportion of just where between these two extremes a planet is. This idea must be taken hand in hand with a Graha’s Uccha Bala, how close it is to exaltation. Along with Uccha Bala, these two give the Ishta and Kashta of a planet. A planet closest to the earth, at which point it is retrograde and in deep exaltation becomes the most capable and may have a full Ishta of 60, Ishta being desired effects. A planet conjunct the Sun and in deep debilitation becomes incapable and will have an Ishta of 0 and a Kashta of 60, Kashta being the ill state of a planet at which point it is too ill to do anything useful. These ideas, however, have to be used in conjunction with a planet’s dignity to see just how much a planet will be able to produce. The dignity is what to consider to see if the planet will behave productively or poorly, but the Ishta and Kashta and thus the degree from the Sun help one see just how much is produced if the dignity is such as to allow production.


The Astrological Chart & Chakras Common Afflictions and Remedies Utilizing Hatha Yoga

By Laura Barat, USA ReaderShip Level: Intermediate To Advanced


profound link exists between an individual’s astrological chart or Rasi and his/her chakras. The macrocosm of the solar system is present within the microcosm of the individual human body. Remedies for afflictions in the chart are numerous and some examples are: wearing of gems, chanting of Mantras, Flower Essences, Pujas and Fasting. These are all valid and work very well in alleviating negative karmas. However, there is one Remedy that needs more attention and that is the practice of Hatha Yoga Asanas. Since the Chakras are ruled by the Planets and Signs, their direct link to the horoscope presents them as energy centers to be improved upon and purified through physical Yoga postures. The physical aspect of Hatha Yoga will also, as a remedy, appeal to those who are more athletically inclined and who are very in tune with their bodies.

Laura Barat has been practicing Vedic Astrology and giving consultations for 12 years. She is a graduate of the American College of Vedic Astrology and a graduate and regional teacher of Dirah Academy International. She is also a member of the American Federation of Astrologers and has written numerous articles about Astrology. During her teens, she was very interested in Astronomy and that turned into an avid passion for Astrology. Metaphysical subjects have interested her since childhood. Laura studies under the brilliant Vedic Astrologer, Ernst Wilhelm. She uses the rather novel method of delineating horoscopes with the Tropical Zodiac instead of the Sidereal Zodiac while also using all Vedic techniques from Maharishis Parasara and Jaimini. Her website is:

While doing Yoga Asanas for certain Signs, it must be kept in mind that one is doing the Asana for the Sign in all the varga charts, therefore improving every aspect of life. The evidence that Hatha

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Yoga works to improve inner and outer karma is evidenced many times over by regular practitioners of Hatha Yoga. They are filled with grace, poise and composure. If one were to ask such a person if he saw any improvement in his outer life, the answer would be a resounding ‘yes’! It is already very apparent that Hatha Yoga works wonders for the emotional/psychological well-being of the person. It goes without saying that the outer will reflect the inner. There is, indeed, no doubt that Yoga Asanas working to balance the Chakra energy will also improve outer circumstances as they improve inner circumstances. This Article will be in two parts. The first part will focus on what actually causes affliction in a chart and needs to be remedied. The second part will focus on the Chakras and their corresponding Yoga Asanas to balance them.

Part 1 – Affliction of Planets and Signs The planets are the pure forces that manifest their qualities as karakas or producers. They are considered divine and incarnations of God. As such they have consciousness. The Rasis or Signs are also manifestations of God but do not have consciousness; that is why, for the most part, they are represented by Earthly creatures. The Signs or Rasis express the masculine and feminine energies of each planet, except for the Sun and the Moon which rule Leo and Cancer, respectively. The planets, according to Parasara, were formed to “reward the fruits of the Karma of the Jivas (Living Beings)”. Because their existence relies upon Cause and Effect, and in fact, they are the beginning of cause and effect, they are causal and their power extends to the causal plane. This is also evidenced by their ability to produce everything that is. The planets are the substance and the Rasis are the form. As a consequence of giving the things produced by the planets form, the Rasis are astral and reach up to the astral plane. The Signs and how the Grahas operate through them provide the emotional and psychological tone of all phenomena. The Houses or Bhavas bring the Signs and Grahas into direct contact with the Earth via the Ascendant/Descendant axis and the Midheaven/IC axis. A direct result of the Houses being dependent upon the location of birth is the Houses marry Heaven and Earth, so to speak. Thus, the Houses are physical and relate to concrete, physical karmas that will be experienced during the lifetime of the person. Horoscope afflictions and how they relate to chakras are mainly produced through planets in Signs, so remedies performed upon the chakras will firstly improve the emotional/psychological well-being of the person. But just as a remedy done for an afflicted planet in a Sign will improve the planet, it will also improve that Sign and correspondingly its house placement. If the remedy improves the house, then it also improves the concrete physical Karmas and not only the emotional/ psychological issues.

What Constitutes Affliction? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Sign Placement of Saturn Sign Placement of Rahu and Ketu Combustion of Planets Planets in Debilitation, Great Enemy’s and Enemy’s Signs Low Shad bala score, especially the balas of Sthana bala and Cheshta bala. Page 2


6. Planets affected by Krura Grahas (Cruel or Malefic Planets) Now we will discuss how planets become afflicted as karakas, but not as house lords, since we are focusing on the Sign placement of planets which correspond directly to the Chakras. We will also discuss how Signs become afflicted and therefore certain houses, which leads us to our first point which is…

Saturn Where Saturn is placed in a chart shows us where we hold our fear and psychological/emotional pain as well as physical pain. Saturn, in Greek Mythology, is Kronos or Time, so he gives us knowledge of Time and therefore death. Saturn shows us where our limitations are and points to events and situations that are beyond our control. But mainly, the core issues are fear and knowledge of the passage of time, which is our longevity. Who was it that said ‘all our neuroses stem from the knowledge of our impending death.’? Well, this is Saturn. Even if Saturn is strong in a chart as a karaka, meaning if Saturn has high Ishta and low Kashta, then the person will be able to weather difficult situations more gracefully, however, Saturn still shows the major psychological issues at hand within the mind of the person. Saturn rules all kinds of fears that are known, as opposed to Rahu which rules fear of the unknown. Saturn rules the feeling of lack, need and thirst. Where Saturn is or what he touches, we are lacking, needing, thirsting, because we are ultimately aware of Time touching it, or of its eventual demise and temporal quality. What sign Saturn occupies and especially which planets it influences will show where there is need, fear and separation and an awareness of temporality.

Rahu & Ketu Of the two nodes, Rahu is the most unsettling, especially to the Moon, which is our individual self, our ego and our perception. Rahu and Ketu are the intersection of the Earth’s orbit around the Sun with the Moon’s orbit around the Earth. In other words, they are points on the ecliptic where total eclipses occur. Since Rahu and Ketu are an intersection, they are much like a Lagna or Ascendant/ Descendant axis, as the Lagna is an intersection of the horizontal plane with the surface of the Earth. The Lagna or Ascendant determines the 1st house and thus the beginning of life and the body. This is where the Sun rises and a new day begins. The descendant or 7th house determines the end of the body, i.e., death and the Sun sets here, marking a day’s end. Similarly, Rahu is the North Node of the Moon and represents the rising of the mind, or that which brings the Mind or Jiva into experience. Ketu or the South Node of the Moon, represents the setting of the Mind, or the death of the mind which can only mean one thing – Liberation. This is why Ketu is the significator of Liberation and the death of the Mind, because the Mind can only die when the Soul is free from it. Because Rahu is that which brings the Mind into experience, according to Vedic thought, Rahu is what is in the ether that pulls the Jiva into the womb, or the newly formed zygote, Rahu is the reason we incarnate. Rahu represents the sub-conscious desires that we have come here on this Earth Plane to experience. He signifies those situations that are unknown and unfamiliar, but those that we are thrust into time and time again. Rahu represents compulsion, so the Sign placement of Rahu will show those psychological and emotional fears of the unknown and specifically, WHAT is unknown to the person. Ketu means ‘the flag’, and the flag is what is put into the ground when we have conquered a territory. But because Ketu is ultimately exactly the same as Rahu, as 2 opposites at their Page 3


extremes are always the same, Ketu also represents areas of life that must be experienced for the final evolution of consciousness to occur. Ketu represents those areas of life that are all too familiar and where we highly scrutinize everything. Ketu is where we internalize energy and demand perfection. Where Ketu resides and what it touches, there is much talent, however the person is not content with that talent and often is compelled to perfect it. Where Ketu is, there is a search for the ultimate Truth. Since ultimate Truth does not exist within categories, which is exactly what Signs are, so Ketu also signifies what aspect of life we experience as God and also where we have divine discontent. So in effect, the divine discontent drives us to experience ultimate Truth. Ketu is particularly troubling to the Sun. The Sun is the divine inspiration and the purely masculine, dynamic force. As such, it does not do well having its energy internalized Who was it that said ‘all our neuroses and the divine inspiration cannot be expressed outwardly when it is with Ketu. stem from the knowledge of our

impending death.’? Well, this is Saturn.

Combust Planets

When a planet is combust, it is said to be ‘kopi’ or angry. Frustrated is also a very appropriate term to describe the feeling of a planet when it is combust. A planet is angry and frustrated when it cannot be seen from Earth. This is exactly what combustion is as the planet is too close to the Sun and its Rays are diminished. Combustion also gives something called low “Cheshta Bala” which means “movement strength”. When speaking of combust planets, it must be kept in mind that Venus and Mercury are not combust when they are retrograde, as at that time they are between the Earth and the Sun, the closest to the Earth they are going to get in their orbit, and therefore they are extremely powerful. When a planet is combust, the person does not have any confidence while wielding that planet. Therefore, the aspect of the person’s life represented by said planet seems to disappear or, in the case of malefics, one will overly compensate. When a planet is combust, this fact contributes greatly to a planet’s Ishta/Kashta score, or rather its good/bad points.

Planets in Debilitation, Great Enemy’s and Enemy’s Rasis When a planet is debilitated it is said to be in an alarmed state. It is also in a depressed state. Under these conditions, a debilitated planet cannot function properly and not take care of its significations. Such a planet is in very bad shape and in need of help. When a planet is in a Great Enemy’s Rasi, it is said to be ‘Khala’ or cruel, so it suffers greatly as any person would not desire to be in their great enemy’s house. When a planet is in an enemy’s Rasi, then the planet is said to be miserable and is in need of help.

Low Spashta (Shad) bala score, especially the balas of Sthana bala and Cheshta bala A score is considered low if the planet meets less than 100% of its required bala. Most astrological softwares calculate Shad Bala and the method to do so will not be related here. The Spashta bala shows the raw strength of a planet based mostly, but not entirely, on astronomical factors. The most important balas are the Sthana bala and Cheshta balas. The Spashta (or Shad) bala of planets show the strength with which the person uses their planetary energies in specific situations. They are not indicative of positive or negative karmas in store for the native. Those are seen through the dignities and bhava placements of planets as karakas and house lords. Sthana means “stance” and the Sthana bala is ruled by Page 4


Mercury. In this instance, Mercury is the manager. This bala represents how an individual uses each planet to manage their life. When a planet is low or does not meet the required Sthana bala, the person is at a loss to use that planet effectively in the management of their affairs. Cheshta bala is ‘motion strength’. As mentioned previously, this bala has to do with retrograde motion and combustion. When a planet is closest to the Earth it gains tremendous strength, and therefore tremendous confidence. Cheshta bala is the confidence with which we utilize a planet. When a planet does not meet the required Cheshta bala, the Signs it rules and their corresponding Chakra will suffer.

Planets affected by Krura Grahas and the Ishta/Kashta Factor 1. Grahas are harmed when they are conjoined with Krura grahas. 2. Grahas are harmed when they receive planetary aspects from Krura Grahas. For planetary aspects, exact calculations must be used and not the full house aspect. 3. Grahas are harmed when Krura Grahas are in the 4th, 6th, or 8th from the Graha itself. Ishta means ‘desired’ and Kashta means ‘ill’. A score between 0 and 60 relates a planet’s beneficial or malevolent influence. Gentle planets or Saumya Grahas spread their good points to the planets they influence and keep their negative points to themselves. Cruel Planets or Krura Grahas spread their malevolent points to planets they influence and keep their good points to themselves. Thus, if a planet is joined with a Cruel Planet, i.e, Saturn, Mars, Rahu, Ketu, waning Moon or Sun, then if the Cruel Planet’s Kashta or bad points outweigh the other planet’s good points, then the Cruel Planet destroys the planet it is influencing.

Summing Up the Afflictions The Sign and therefore the House suffers when Saturn, Rahu, or Ketu, are placed within it. The Sign also suffers when it contains a planet in debilitation, in a great enemy’s or enemy’s sign. The Planet suffers when it is conjoined with a malefic, when its Spashta Bala is less than 100%, when it is combust, or when it is in debilitation, great enemy’s sign or enemy’s sign.

The Chakras and Remedial Measures for the Horoscope utilizing Hatha Yoga The Planets, Signs and Chakras Each Planet rules a Chakra through the Signs, except for the Sun and the Moon which rule one Chakra. The following is a list of the Planets, Signs and the Chakras they rule:

Planet Sun, Moon Mercury Venus Mars Jupiter



Ajna or Third Eye Chakra Vissudha or Throat Chakra Anahata or Heart Chakra Manipura or Solar Plexus Chakra Swadisthana or Sacral Plexus Chakra

Leo, Cancer Gemini, Virgo Taurus, Libra Aries, Scorpio Sagittarius, Pisces Page 5



Muladhara or Coccygeal Plexus Chakra

Capricorn, Aquarius

Hatha Yoga is a branch of yoga that leads to Enlightenment. Kundalini Yoga is the culmination of Hatha Yoga in which one purifies the Nadis and raises the Kundalini through the Chakras via the Sushumna Nadi to unite with the Crown Chakra at the top of the head. Hatha yogis do various exercises to purify and balance their chakras and nadis. Hatha yogis use their bodies to do what other yogis do through other disciplines such as Raja Yoga, Laya Yoga, Mantra Yoga and others. Why would the body and its purification act as a vehicle for realization? It is because the mind, emotions and the physical body are intricately linked through the various Chakras and Nadis. In addition, negative emotions and habits can be released through practice of Hatha yoga. And since Hatha yoga works on the Chakras and the Chakras are linked to the horoscope, by looking at one’s horoscope and finding the major afflictions, one can deduce the Asanas that will be most helpful in bringing about release of negativity and self-realization or just improving one’s attitude and happiness.

Self-Realization before God-Realization This is a standard mantra propounded on various spiritual paths. What that means is that we must come to terms with ourselves and accept ourselves before God steps in and accepts us. That entails working through and releasing all neuroses and emotional traumas. These things reside in the Chakras and they can be seen in the Astrological Chart. This concept is deftly explained through the Signs of Aquarius and Pisces. Pisces is the Sign of Liberation and Enlightenment. It corresponds to the 12th House which has the same meaning among other things. Pisces has to do with the obliteration of the ego and complete surrender. That is why its symbol are two fish swimming in different directions. The fish is footless and cannot take itself where it wants to go, it is swept about by the current of the water. So in essence, Pisces must symbolically surrender. The 11th Sign of Aquarius has to do with the process of complete individualization and how that manifests within the group. Put a different way, Aquarius finally accepts himself and has worked through all the psychological issues represented by the other Signs. Aquarius is the Sign of Self-Realization and there is just one step left to God-Realization. So it has taken a journey through the whole zodiac to reach the point of Self-Realization in the 11th Sign.

Why would the body and its purification act as a vehicle for realization? It is because the mind, emotions and the physical body are intricately linked through the various Chakras and Nadis.

The Chakras, Their Meaning, and Asanas to Purify Them Muladhara Chakra This is the base chakra at the coccyx and represents from the bottom of the feet to the beginning of the spine. The Signs are Capricorn and Aquarius, ruled by Saturn. The Muladhara chakra is the manifestation of our survival instinct and our feeling of having a firm foundation. When planets are afflicted in Capricorn and Aquarius, they bring their Page 6


particular type of afflicted energy into this Chakra and affect our fear and worry. Worry is a minor form of fear, and depending upon the planet, our worries and fear will revolve around that issue. Afflictions to Saturn will also cause this Chakra to have energy imbalances. The feeling of groundedness will not be present within the individual and it will be difficult for them to concentrate, focus and persevere. Because their very survival will always feel threatened, they will always be changing, never solidifying a firm foundation. To bring this chakra into energetic balance and robust health, there are a number of Hatha Yoga Asanas that can be performed. Any exercise that strengthens the legs, such as squats, will go a long way in balancing the Muladhara Chakra. 1

Yoga Asanas for Muladhara Virabhadrasana (Warrior) 1. Stand with your feet about 3 ft. apart. Turn your right foot to the right, and bend your right knee until it is in line with your ankle. 2. Keeping your back straight, stretch both arms above your head, bringing the palms of your hand together. Repeat on the other side.

Trikonasana (Triangle) 1. Stand with you legs wider than your shoulders, making an equilateral triangle with the floor. Raise both arms to your sides, level with your shoulders. 2. Turn your left foot out, slowly bend to the left and take a firm hold of your left ankle with your left hand. Your neck should be relaxed, with your head falling sideways. Your right arm should be stretched over your head, parallel with the floor. Repeat on the other side.

Garudasana (Eagle) 1. Stand upright with your feet together and your hands at your sides. Bend your right knee, bringing it over the left knee and tucking the right foot behind the left calf. Balance. 2. Now bend your elbows in front of you and entwine your arms, so that the right elbow rests on the front of the left arm’s inner elbow. Join the palms of your hands together. Maintain your balance. Repeat with the other leg and arm.


Note: No pictorial diagrams are given as it is presumed that readers have minimum intermediate level knowledge of Yoga Asanas. If not kindly refer to the web for it. Page 7


Svadisthana Chakra ‘Svadisthana’ can be translated as ‘one’s own special place’. It is the Chakra of the creative force and the Signs of Sagittarius and Pisces are here. It is ruled by Jupiter. If there are afflicted planets in these signs, then the energies of these afflicted planets will adversely affect one’s healthy, creative expression, sexuality and emotional traumas. Also, afflictions to Jupiter will cause problems and inhibited energy flow to this Chakra. Jupiter, according to Parasara, is joy and wisdom that comes from joy. Women seem to hold a lot of their emotional pain in this center and some men as well. When Yoga Asanas are done to balance the energy in this Chakra, one may find him or herself crying or feel very sad. However, the Asana is a healthy form of release. Done regularly, the individual will be able to express their creativity to fullest form.

Yoga Asanas for Svadisthana Parivritta Trikonasana (Twisting Triangle) This Asana is much like the previous Triangle Asana for the Muladhara Chakra. However, there is a twisting motion involved that will massage and invigorate the Svadisthana Chakra. 1. Stand with your feet about 3 ft. apart. Turn your right foot 90 degrees to the right, so that your body faces right, with your left foot only slightly turned to act as a strong base. Rotate your body toward your right leg, reaching down to the ankle or to the floor with your left hand beyond your right foot (for an advanced position). 2. Stretch your right arm straight up until it is in a direct line with the left arm. Repeat on the other side.

Utthita Parsvakonasana (Extended Lateral Angle Pose) 1. Stand with your feet together and your arms stretched above your head. Jump your feet about 5 ft. apart. Raise your arms sideways to shoulder level. Turn your left foot sideways 90 degrees to the left, keeping your right leg stretched and tight at the knee. Bend your left knee to form a 90-degree angle. 2. Place your left palm on the floor by your left foot. Stretch your right arm over your right ear. Look up to the ceiling. Stretch your spine and the side of your body. Repeat on the other side.

Hastha Padasana (Leg & Arm Stretching) 1. Sit on the floor and spread your legs as wide as is comfortably possible. Exhale and bend forward, waling your hands along the floor until both leg and spine reach their Page 8


maximum stretch. This is a great exercise for stretching the groin area and releasing the pent up emotional traumas and disappointments, to get the Svadisthana purified and the energy within it flowing properly.

Manipura Chakra The Signs residing here are Aries and Scorpio and it is ruled by Mars. This Chakra is the motivator and the will to power, not to mention a tremendous storehouse of energy. The Manipura Chakra rules over the digestive system; so symbolically it takes metabolic energy and converts it into action. When planets are afflicted in Aries and Scorpio, then through those things that this particular planet signifies, the will power of the native will be hindered. Just as a good digestive system, which the Manipura Chakra regulates, will give a person robust health and a strong body, a psychologically healthy Mars and Manipura Chakra will give the vitality and power necessary to satisfy the desires of the individual. When Mars is afflicted, the energy is lo w in Manipura or overly compensating, so measures must be taken to balance the energy.

Yoga Asanas for Manipura Chakra Ardha Matsyendrasana (Sitting Spinal Twist) 1. Sit on the floor. Bend your right knee and sit on the foot. Then bend your left knee and lift it over your right thigh, placing the foot flat on the floor. 2. Turn your body 90 degrees to the left and bring your right armpit over your left knee. Lock the arm over the knee, then move your left arm behind your waist, so that your left hand catches your right hand. Turn your neck to face left, looking over your left shoulder. Repeat on the other side.

Ustrasana (Camel Pose) 1. Kneel on the floor with your buttocks raised off your feet. Gently lean backward, placing your right hand on your right heel and your left hand on your left heel. 2. Push on your feet with your hands and, taking your head back, curve your spine upward, pushing it up until your thighs are in line with your knees and the front of your body is straight. Relax into the position. Stomach Crunches can also be done to strength our core, which is the Manipura Chakra and main source of our bodily strength. Page 9


Anahata Chakra The Venus ruled Signs of Taurus and Libra are located here. Compassion and the giving and receiving of love are the domains of the Anahata Chakra. Opening up to what the world has to offer and being receptive to what life brings, also making good choices are all things that are ruled by the Anahata Chakra. When there are afflicted planets in Taurus and Libra, the person will have specific problems according to the nature of the afflicted planet, in sharing and in making good choices for their well-being. They will also be miserly with affection and can appear aloof or they may be a loner and very distrustful of others. Afflictions to Venus will also cause the same problems only in a more general sense. For specifics, look for which planets are afflicted in Taurus and Libra, if there are any. To regulate and balance the proper flow of energy through this Chakra, the following Yoga Asanas are very helpful. 2

Bhujangasana (Cobra) 1. Lie flat on the floor, with your chin resting down. Place your hands flat on the floor under your shoulders, with your fingers pointing forward. 2. Gently raise your body to a comfortable height as you curve your back backward. Keep your pubis in contact with the floor – do not lift your body right off the floor. Your arms do not have to be straight; you may bend your elbows. Flexibility of your spine will develop with practice.

Matsyasana (Fish Pose) 1. Easy posture: lie on the floor and on your back with your legs stretched straight out. Place your hands or elbows on the floor to support you, then arch your back and place the top of your head gently on the floor, keeping your chest raised. 2. Advanced posture: sit with your legs crossed in full lotus position and, on an exhalation, lie backward, supporting yourself on your elbows, until the top of your head just rests on the floor. Bring your hands to rest on your feet.


Publisher: This asana is an excellent asana for astrologers to increase their intuition. Page 10


Vishuddha Chakra Parasara describes Mercury as ‘the consciousness spoken’. The phrase is an apt one to describe the Vishuddha Chakra as well because Sound in all forms is the energizing factor of this Chakra as its element is ether. The first chakra is our very being, our survival in the physical world, the second chakra is our creations and our emotional and psychological environment, the third chakra takes our creations and emotions and projects those into the world and uses them to sustain us, the fourth chakra takes the will and our sustenance and uses it for relating to others, and the fifth chakra, the Vishuddha Chakra, takes all of these experiences and communicates them through Sound. Even if the person is mute, they can write and others will ‘hear’ him through his words on paper. The Vishuddha Chakra governs over the thyroid gland and regulates the release of these hormones. Weight issues surround the unbalanced energy of the Vishuddha Chakra. This Chakra is also our ability to listen. If the Signs of Mercury, Gemini and Virgo, are afflicted, then the person has much frustration in communicating their thoughts to others and they also feel very misunderstood and like they are not being heard. Depending on the planet afflicting Gemini or Virgo, this will reveal the energy that is blocking the communication and the ability to listen and gain from listening. If Mercury is afflicted, then the energy of the chakra will be generally low and will be in need of remedies.

Yoga Asanas for Vishuddha Chakra Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand) 1. Lie down on the floor with your legs together and your hands, palms down, by your sides. Push down on your hand and raise your legs straight up above you. Lift your hips off the floor and bring your legs up, over and beyond your head. Bend your arms and place your hands in the small of the back. Your chin should be pressing into your neck and the rest of your body should be in a vertical line with the weight resting on the shoulders.

Dhanurasana (Bow Pose) 1. Lie on your front, with your face down. Reach back, bending your knees and holding your ankles. Keep your knees together throughout the asana. 2. Pulling on your ankles, slowly and cautiously raise your trunk and legs as high as possible. Stretch your neck. Hold the position.

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Soul and the Mind create everything that exists in the material world. That is why the elements follow in the descending Chakras. Leo and Cancer are the Signs here. Leo is the masculine force of the Third Eye or Ajna Chakra. What does the masculine force do here? It is Inspiration and Truth. When Leo is well-disposed in a chart, the person acts on their inspiration and projects that energy into the world. When there are afflictions to Leo and the Sun, then the person has trouble expressing his Inspiration and following his Inspiration. The Sign of Cancer is the Feminine force of the Ajna Chakra. What is the feminine force here? It is the perception and the Intuition. If Cancer and the Moon are robust, then the person follows their Intuition into happiness and they perceive with clarity. If the Moon and/or Cancer are afflicted, then the person does not listen to his/her intuition and will suffer because of it.

Yoga Asanas for the Ajna Chakra Adho Mukha Avanasana (Downward Dog) 1. Kneel on all fours, then walk you hands farther forward, with your palms flat on the floor. 2. Raise your trunk, straightening your legs and keeping your feet flat on the floor. Pull in your abdomen. Your head should relax down in line with your arms and body. The shape of this asana is an inverted V.

Yoga Mudra in Padmasana 1. Sit with your legs crossed in the full lotus posture. Clasp your hands behind your back, locking your fingers together. 2. On an exhalation, bend forward and touch the top of your head to the floor (or as near as possible). Simultaneously raise your arms straight up behind your back Hold for as long as possible without breathing.

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Sage Bhrighu’s Blessings

Bhrighu Saral Paddathi – 5 By Andree Leclerc, Saptarishis Astrology Re-Search Team Technique & Guide: Saptarishis Astrology Readership Level: Basic To Advanced


ith Obeisance to Lord Ganapathi & Lord Bhrighu, we thank them for the boons of BSP & BCP and are now diving into BSP-5 with this new karma revealing technique. Let us relish this gem while knowing we are looking forward and hankering for more! Ten example charts are used ranging from easy-to-detect to medium and even dramatic results since the toughest part is how to determine which aspect of a house will be spoiled. In Astro studies, charts below 75 years of age & ones who deal with intimate aspects of life we do not know are not to be used while testing any method cannot be forgotten. Also not to be forgotten is the way to use most BSP techniques at initial stages of our astro journey is to remember that BSP gives an ‘Instant Hint’ which our orthodox astrology does not. So we can ‘Note’ BSP combinations & then use normal astrology.

Sage Bhrighu’s Easy Methodology - Bhrighu Saral Paddathi 1

BSP -5 : When Jupiter and Saturn are conjunct in any house, at least one signification of the sign of Aries, whichever house it occupies, will be Spoiled/Activated/Topsy Turvy or for the prosperity of that house to manifest, lots of efforts need to be put in. 1

Publisher & Editor: Although basic natal chart is used in the following demonstrations, for a technique to work, a whole lot of factors as strength of the planets, Avasthas (status), positions in divisional charts which alter the result of the planets, etc, are to be assessed. Most important point is the ‘Activation Methodology’ of a planet which alters the results especially in charts of twins or of those two people born in different locales but with same Rasi Chart, on which we would expand later. Additionally, the astrology prevalent today is of Rasi Chart & Divisional charts but only when we read DevaKerelam 231

Here are some real life examples of this bold and maybe wise declaration but do not forget that apart from spoiling Aries, it will also activate it. Chart 1: Caryl Chessman Born May 27, 1921 at 12:10 in St. Joseph, MI, USA Jupiter Saturn are together in the 1H of Leo and Aries is the 9H, so as per BSP-5 the 9H of father, dharma, blessings will be spoilt which means he would do adharma (non righteous actions). 9H is also the 6th house of health and accidents from the 4H of mother, so some health issue to his mother can be predicted just by seeing this Aries spoilt by Saturn Jupiter conjunction. Incidentally he was an American homicide (adharma); called the "Red Light Bandit", he was 2 born to an alcoholic dad and a mom paralyzed from an auto accident when he was nine – he was a sickly, asthmatic kid. He was convicted on 21st May 1948 and while in San Quentin prison, CA, he studied law, wrote appeals and a book. After 12 years on death row, he finally was executed in the gas chamber on 2nd May 1960 at 10:03 AM, and declared dead at 10:12 AM, PDT. A last-minute stay and ninth reprieve had been ordered by state Supreme Court Judge Goodman at 10 AM but it was too late. A wrong number was dialled to the prison and then quickly redialled, but when Judge Goodman listened on the other end he reported back, "It's too late. The pellets have already been dropped." On this date of his execution incidentally, Tr Jupiter & Saturn were conjunct and retrograde (delivery of past promise) in his 5H and with 3 planets in the 9H of Aries. As Jupiter Saturn were conjunct, you can see again Aries was destroyed, Aries stands here in the 9H of blessings, which got over (destroyed) and his execution could not be prevented on time.

(Chandra Kala Nadi) & Guru Nadi we realize how few seconds of time of birth change alters the results dramatically but unfortunately that science of how to use nadiamsa is lost. 2

See age of Nine is the 9H as per Bhrighu Chakra Paddathi (BCP-given in Vol 3 Aug 2008 issue)


Chart 2: Dennis Rocky Born on December 4, 1961 at 10:03 in Downey, CA, USA Jupiter & Saturn are conjunct in the 1H and Aries will be the 4H so some problems at home, or to mother or to one’s body or head as the sign of Aries represents the head and brain – incidentally A6 (health issues) is found therein as well as Gulika and Mandi (malefics) – this boy could therefore have a problem in the head psychological or physical.

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This is the case is of an American child born with craniodiaphyseal dysplasia which distorted his face, making it grow twice normal size. He was diagnosed at age two when Xrays showed irregularities in his skull. His medical prognosis was grim as he was not expected to live past seven. Teachers discouraged his mom from putting him in school as other kids can be cruel in their curiosity, but his mom was supportive and made every effort to raise Rocky as normally as possible. One can see that Aries is in the 4H of mother and how much the mother would have suffered due to this. He died at 16 & the movie "Mask" with Cher as his mom and Eric Stolz playing the role of the remarkable boy was made of his life. Chart 3: Aliyah Bos Born on March 27, 2000 at 6:13 in Boston, MA, USA


American child fatality. On 21st Sept 2000, her dad, Peter, left his home in Jamaica Plain, MA at 8:15 AM with Aliyah strapped in her car-seat. He was supposed to leave her at the day care center on his way to work - and forgot. After work, he stopped at the center to pick up his five-month old daughter and was told that she had never been left that morning. Returning to his car, he found the unconscious baby still strapped in the back seat of his car. Rushed to the hospital, the baby was declared dead at 6:17 PM. Left in a hot car all day, she had died of hypothermia. If you use the BSP-5 method, you see Jupiter Saturn are together in the 2H of Aries which is a maraca house and it is with 9L of Father, Mars. For those who use 10L as father Jupiter himself is involved in this destructive yoga. From 9H of father this combination is happening in the 6H of accidents, this accident was committed by her father; if we do not use BSP method then this direct hint of father-accident-Aries (heat in car) is not easily discovered by the untrained eyes. Chart 4: Ramirez, Ricardo Born on February 28, 1960 at 2:07 in El Paso, TX, USA The sign of Aries in its worst nightmare manifestation becomes a dictator, cheater, vindictive, who will sabotage all he can whereas in its healthy state, it stands for pioneering and sharp mind. Jupiter and Saturn are together in Sagittarius (dharmic sign) & as per BSP5 it spoils the sign Aries which is 6H here. The 6H stands for enemies, cruelty, fighting & torture (when you fight in a war you at times torture and kill the enemy soldier). The lord of this destroyed Aries is exalted with Venus in 3H of actions which indicates sexual overtone.


The chart is of an American homicide, "the night stalker" who created a reign of terror in Los Angeles and environs from January to August 3, 1985 when he was captured. He beat, stabbed, shot, kidnapped and raped victims from the age of 6 to 84, brutal attacks in the dead of night, attacks upon strangers with no apparent process of selection other than availability. Many of the female victims had been sexually assaulted; five had their throats cut. Chart 5: Peter Jackson Born on October 31, 1961 at 15:45 in Wellington, New Zealand Film maker and Oscar-winning director for his movie trilogy, "The Lord of the Rings" based on the J.R.R. Tolkien’s books. In 1992, he produced "Braindead" and horror movies became his genre for several years. Jackson rather looks the part of a cult-classic maker and maverick – his dark curly hair is longish and dishevelled, and his appearance is rather sloppy, even in a tuxedo at formal events!


For Mr. Jackson here, the sign of Aries happens to be the 1H of self (!) and most likely accounts for the description made of his neglected looks (was not too bad in his case!) Jupiter Saturn together in the 10H and hence it would spoil the sign of Aries which is the house of one’s appearance (Parasara uses the word rupam) and you can see that his appearance is always spoilt and disheveled. 1H also denotes ones career & here what was written in the Rule of Topsy Turvy can be seen being applied in the life of Mr Jackson. One can’t help but notice that Aries in this chart is the 1H of brain and this native made a movie called ‘Braindead’. Chart 6: Girl with diabetes Born January 11, 2001 at 22:30 in Montreal, Canada Jupiter and Saturn both retrograde conjoin together and thereby activate the sign Aries and spoil it. Here we will immediately note that the sign of Aries is in the 8H of chronic diseases. This girl became suddenly sick with diabetes in the summer of 2007 when she would simply fall unconscious. Needless to say, this was very scary for the parents. She is taking insulin shots everyday and her condition is expected to be chronic.

This manifested the summer when Saturn transited to Leo from where it aspects Mars, the Lord of Aries & trines Aries thereby ‘Activating It’. Chart 7: Sir Richard Burton Born on March 19, 1821 at 21:30 in Hertford, England Jupiter & Saturn conjunct so Aries will be spoilt, here Aries is the 7H of marriage, relationships and public image. It’s a fact that Mars, Aries’ Lord, is conjunct Rahu and Venus as 8th Lord – this is rather excessive and much more inclined towards kama (lust) than true relationships. Aries is the 3H of action from the 5H of romance, loving relations, innocence, games and pleasures – and one can hint that there can be a form of perversion rampant here. 236

The chart belongs to a British adventurer, explorer, writer and scholar of Islamic writings and languages (he spoke 29 languages!) Some of his famous translations are the classics "Arabian Nights" and the “Kama Sutra�. He consumed opium and hashish, and sampled every available woman and brothel east of Suez. His translations of Eastern Erotica and his blunt approach to sexual descriptions shocked Victorian England to the core, yet remained masterpieces of literature. Eventually, Burton's translations filled 70 volumes. When he was 40, 29-year-old Isabel Arundell, from an aristocratic Catholic family, fell hopelessly in love with him from the time they first met in 1851. Five years passed before they were secretly engaged and another five before she went against her parents wishes and eloped to London with Burton. His marriage to Lady Isabel was undoubtedly one of lifelong passion and devotion, though he continued his intellectual and sexual adventures through the periods when they were apart. Chart 8: Barack Obama Born on August 4, 1961 at 19:21 in Honolulu, HI, USA One look at this chart and there should be no doubt that since Jupiter & Saturn are together, the sign of Aries is destroyed & thereby the 4H of home (home life) & stability is destroyed. If it is Libra Ascendant, then Aries will be 7H of marriage and so far his marriage seems stable at least outwardly as far as we know and if one takes his birth certificate then Aries is 4H of home life & stability in life. He had no home life, no proper family life & no stability, thereby no question of his ascendant being any other arises here if one sticks to his birth certificate. His parents separated when he was two years old, and they divorced in 1964. Obama's father returned to Kenya and saw his son only once more before dying in an automobile accident in 1982. After her divorce, his mother married Indonesian student Lolo Soetoro. In 1967, all Indonesian students studying abroad were recalled to Indonesia and the family moved to the 237

island nation. From age’s six to ten, Obama attended local schools in Jakarta, including Besuki Public School and St. Francis of Assisi School.

He then returned to Honolulu to live with his maternal grandparents, Madelyn and Stanley Armour Dunham, and attended Punahou School, a private college preparatory school, from the fifth grade in 1971 until his graduation from high school in 1979. Obama's mother returned to Hawaii in 1972 and remained there until 1977, when she relocated to Indonesia to work as an anthropological field worker and finally returned to Hawaii in 1994 and died one year later. We can see in this chart that Aries is the 4H of home and stability – he did not have a steady home all his childhood and youth and was denied living with both his parents. Aries is also the 8H of death from the 9H of father who shone by his absence in Mr. Obama’s life. Chart 9: Martha Stewart Born on August 3, 1941 at 13:33 in New Jersey City, NJ, USA Famous American entrepreneur with companies grossing millions of US$. In 1960 she met Andy Stewart, 23, a Yale law student and they married the following year; one child. To her dismay, Andy moved out in 1987 and they divorced in 1990. The separation was not amicable and Andy got a court order to keep Martha away. A non-stop compulsive achiever, known for a tendency to run over people, she was said to have put Andy down often. In early 2000, the New York Tax Court imposed a tab of $221,677 back taxes for 1991 and 1992 because she claimed residency in Connecticut while living in East Hampton, NY. Her finances were again suspect in early 2002 when she was questioned about the possibility of insider trading. She sold some 4,000 shares of ImClone on 27th Dec 2001 for $227,824 on the day before the company's stock fell. Martha claimed that she had an agreement with her broker to sell if the 238

stock fell below $60, in spite of her close relationship with the company's chief executive. The whole thing went to Court as we all know and on October 8, 2004, at approximately 6:15 AM she reported to the Federal Prison Camp, Alderson, West Virginia to serve out a fivemonth sentence (she also had a $30,000 fine to pay on this one).

We rapidly see that Aries occupies the 7H of relationships, partnerships and business. Next, we notice that Mars, the Lord of Aries, sits in the 6H of enemies and litigation in company of Ketu (losses, accidents) and the HL ($). She has been to Court quite a bit regarding all these aspects of her life and paid a variety of fines (but her bank balance is still in the ++). Also as the 11H from AL, Aries shows discrepancies as again here it is the 11H described as a house of marriage as per Parasara but so far ignored by many scholars. Chart 10: Al Pacino Born on April 25, 1940 at 11:02 in Manhattan, NY, USA American actor, one of the most accomplished stars of his generation who remains a private, enigmatic figure. The only child of Salvatore and Rose Pacino, he was raised in the mean streets of the Bronx by a single mom from the time he was two after his parents divorced. Pacino has had a long succession of women friends and while he never married, he has three children. The 10H determines not just career/profession/karma but also the Happiness (Sukha) of Marriage since it is the 4th (of happiness) from 7th (of marriage). Even though Aries turns out to be his 10H of career, something to do with this house still had to show up as we could not just blame the sign of Aries for the series of wrong career/movie choices he made in the '80s. So, the 10H is that of the father and we can see that he grew up mainly without his father. For folks who prefer the 9H for the father, Aries would then be the 2H from the 9H showing the results/gains of the 9H.




Digging a bit more, we will see that A7 is also in Aries and we know that he never married despite “courting� several girlfriends. It is also in the 2H (of family) from AL and we know that his family life was difficult or inexistent.

Editor-Publisher: Andree has done a wonderful job of collecting and testing it on many charts. Would take over the article from here as would like to touch a chart or two here ourselves especially where we have failed. Below you would find few charts often regularly posted on various internet forums. Chart 11: S.K


This is in the natives words …. My bad period almost started from the year 2004,in the year 2004 June 25, my son was admitted in ICU with life threatening disease "Acute Pancreatitis" at the age of 11 yrs, the disease is 1 out of 10 lakh children, He was kept in the ICU almost 27 days another 1 week in the Hospital. But unfortunately the disease got relapsed exactly on the 364th day as Doctors Predicted in the 2005 24 July. Ultimately he had to go Thru Surgical operation procedure. My Son's Hospitalization cost me approximately Rs. 14.50 lakhs ($ 28,500). In the same year 2005 September 15, my mother expired and on 2 April, 2007 my Father expired. I don't have any brothers or sisters. My most worst and bad period started from 16th Aug 2006, morning 9.30 A.M. I was working as Vice President - Marketing & Sales, in one of the well established Pharmaceutical Company in India. I was asked resign from the Job on August 16, 2006 in the morning, without giving any valid reason for seeking my resignation Sir. Till today I am unemployed, it is almost 3 years I am not getting any Job.

Saptarishis Astrology: Jupiter & Saturn are in the 2H of Income and Family life so both should be affected. Now Jupiter & Saturn conjoint and as per BSP-5 Aries will be destroyed. This Aries comes in the 6H of job, vitality of son (6th house is maraca for son), debts got activated (he is in debts), troubles from diseases – here his son is diseased but a father and mother will always live & experience (maybe more) of the diseases/troubles to one’s kins. The dispositor of this Aries is always to be noted and here it goes in the 8H of chronic debts and diseases and gains from profession. And you can see that all are destroyed. Unfortunately this writer predicted on this chart few years back and faced failure in his prediction, when he learnt this method the reason of why so much trouble showed up in the chart was known. Chart 12: D.P – posted on internet forums Chart was posted by a man asking for clarification on a chart. See Jupiter and Saturn trine to each other (not conjoint) but still we noticed that Jupiter is in the 6H of fights and divorces and Saturn is in the 2H of family life, the effect would come on Aries which is his 4H of home life & stability/fortune in ones life. So we asked him via email how his home life is, he said its fine. We felt the technique was not working then his email came. His reply: yes it is the chart of Mr. P___, who is me, home life is peaceful but by no means happy, I have had to change due to my situation, very unhappily married, not sleeping with my wife for over last ten years, but job is the most important thing at this present time, I will worry about my marital life once I am settled in a couple of years or so, Regards ____________


As you can see his home life and job stability is not there as Aries is spoilt due to trine of Jupiter and Saturn. Activation Methodology & Last Book Of Astrology


When the chart of Kuala Lumpur was seen it was said that as Jupiter Saturn conjoins Aries is spoilt and it is the 3H of ‘Free Will’ & Actions (Purusharta) where Moon Sun are placed. So Sukh (Happiness) of Mother and Father will not be there. If we remember her story well, her father died at a young age and this lady does not speak to her mother for some 20 odd years. The next day the lady removed the chart that you see titled Nelsons Bay that belongs to her cousin who has the same Rasi Chart and who was born some 2 odd hours difference from her birth time and said that the principle does not work as he has mother and father and is in good relations with them; he is working (3H of Actions) whereas she is not. This is an excellent chart to demonstrate few oft forgotten points even by seasoned astrologers and some unknown points. 1. She was asked immediately if the Nelson Bays Cousin meditates (remember Jupiter Saturn in 12H) as we knew this lady is into heavy meditation. She said that he does not meditate. The answer was there because then he is not Activating the Jupiter Saturn combo as compared to what she is doing, so how will Aries in his case get completely destroyed? It would not. This is the ‘Activation Methodology’ that was hinted earlier in this article. Also since the chart owner titled Nelsons Bay is not in front of us, how would we know what wrong went in the 3H of Aries? Suppose his neighbours are bad, we wouldn’t know though 3H stands for neighbours. 2. Now see where this problem is happening: it is Aries which, in both cases, is the 3H of free will. Two individuals will not use their Free will in the same manner and when you fight with your parents you are doing some action. If you use less, it will be less activated and vice versa. Whenever there is 3H or 3L involved, one must be careful of what one does with it, that’s your fresh karma and this is basics of astrology. 3. The Last Book Of Astrology is very clear and this has been repeated in our writings earlier that the book says ‘Jyotish starts with the Charts of Twins’; what it mean is that Rasi chart is not the start and end of all since Twins have same Rasi Chart, which means it is hinting at some other chart as of prime importance and unfortunately none of us have that knowledge as whole of India is stuck to Rasi chart since centuries. This must be combined with another statement from the same book ‘Jyotish Sikhana Hain tou Judwaoo ke Kundali se sikha jaata hain’ – ‘The learning of astrology starts with Twins Horoscopes’. 4. Sun and Moon are the ‘Forces of the Creator’ in our horoscopes signifying Shiva Shakti (Male Female – Ying Yang) that controls the destiny of all yogas (combinations), if they are spoilt things get spoilt for a long time. Sun determines one’s anger and Moon one’s compassion and 243

they balance the elements in our body (Fire and Water). If you notice Natural Zodiac, Water Signs are always behind (12th) the Fire Signs showing what causes loss of fire or rather what is needed to balance the fire – compassion balances anger. Without balance of these elements, man becomes worse than animals and, in fact, most animals have it at perfect balance as per their role in the Bio-Cosmos. A truly spiritual person or a true astrologer will have anger-compassion balanced in his life – if not, he has not understood spirituality or astrology. This is what all of us should aim for: to balance ourselves - that’s the essence of astrology as per ‘The Last Book Of Astrology’. There is another very important point required to understand in astrology – the most important in fact – unfortunately, given the current level of knowledge, it is impossible to understand it. This crucial point is: when we have a chart, how does a jyotishi answers ‘why a person is born to a particular set of parents and not to another set’? This is the very base of astrology and none today is able to answer it and only some clues are given in Devakeralam. We must contemplate this line from ‘The Last Book Of Astrology’: ‘If one had a different set of parents then the whole horoscope delineation would change’. If we meditate on this, the key to the horoscope is answered. 5. Though points 4 & 5 were scheduled for an editorial, it was felt more apt to mention them here. Our ancients wrote about a Universal Remedy which is to serve our parents (Sun & Moon) considering it the highest remedy. Unfortunately, all Indians know this but astrologers do not prescribe it as it’s a known secret. Besides, who will go to an astrologer who prescribes this toughest of remedy? Once parents are served and loved, combinations like Jupiter Saturn or any adverse combinations will only give very much reduced results. This has been observed & this scribe can say it with conviction. Serving ones’ parents is the Purusharta (Free Will) of man but truly identifying & quantifying Purusharta is only possible through Prashna Charts and very tough from natal charts. There is more to this method of BSP-5 and only when tested on many charts some hints come out. We request readers to do their own tests & share the results with us. Our experience with BSP-5 technique is only limited to 50 odd charts whereas one does encounters exception charts where it would not work and it is like any rule given by our sages which might not work cent percent. Readers can experiment with transits of Saturn & Jupiter forming association of any kind (sambandh) and see what happened to the sign of Aries in the charts of nations and individual kundalis; this would have at least some effect even if combination not found in natal chart. This technique will work more profitably to those who follow the rules of Jyotisha Purusha.

The author of an introductory book in French titled

“Vedic Astrology: Destiny and Free-Will” published by IQ Editions in Montreal, Andree Leclerc studies and practices Vedic ways of life for over 25 years including Bhakti Vedanta, Jyotish, mantras… She is diving more deeply into Vedic astrology since 5 years. As an entrepreneur, she also co-founded a company wholesaling stone jewellery for which she has designed some 2000 models as well as web sites pertaining to Vedic astrology and various Vedic sciences in English and French that can be seen at Andree is part of the Saptarishis Astrology Research Team, is currently in India learning under the mentorship of the magazine by interacting with various masters.


Astrological Poetry Of Ameer Khusro By Samad Husain Rizvi, Pakistan ReaderShip Level: Intermediate


canning the horizon of IndoPakistan sub-continent, few figures have moved across the cultural stage of said sub-continent during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Those two centuries were most spectacular, culture then flourished and so did a man called Ameer Yameen-uddin Khusro[1], popularly known as Ameer Khusro. Recognized, respected and loved by the Kings and the common man alike, Khusro's dynamic personality dominated the entire political, cultural and literary panorama of his times for more than half a century. His kaleidoscopic personality had many facets, each more brilliant than the other - a great scholar, an eminent poet, a shrewd statesman holding many ambassadorial assignments at various royal courts and a master of music who not only invented many new raagas, but also introduced new musical instruments.

Saiyid Samad Husain Rizvi is a noted astronomer and astrologer of Pakistan. Born on July 1924 in a literary family of Aligarh (India), he has learnt astrology from Pandits of Banaras. After earning B.Sc. (Engineering) with distinction from Aligarh University, he migrated to Pakistan. He has translated the Laghu Parashari and 33 chapters of Mahabharat in Urdu. Another significant work attributed to him, is the translation and interpretation of Vijaya Nandi’s lost book, Karana Tilaka (a treatise on Indian astronomy and calculation of celestial bodies). The original Sanskrit manuscript of Karana Tilaka is unavailable and untraceable, but Rizvi found its Arabic version (Ghurrat-uz-Zijat) penned by AlBeruni and deciphered it into English. However, his milestone work is the revival of Al-Beruni’s new moon sighting criterion. He is 85 and lives in Karachi.

As regards Khusro's poetry it is multidimensional in character. He composed lyrical poetry nurtured in the rich classical traditions, wrote historical poetry which beautifully records the significant events during the reigns of his royal patrons. The lovable personality of the great divine Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia inspired Khusro to write religious poetry. All these aspects of his poetry have been duly applauded and appreciated by the critics and the lovers of poetry alike. But strangely enough one significant part of Khusro's poetry has been completely by-passed – I mean his poetry with a strong astrological bias. A 245

master of the science of anthology, Ameer Khusro has very artistically introduced into his poetry especially in the Mathnavis[2], astrological principles, terms, allusions, beliefs, traditions and even horoscopes. This combination of astrology and, poetry has given a new bread, depth and poignancy to his poetic compositions. Specially, the casting of complete Horoscopes and composition of their astrological interpretations and corresponding predictions is the original creation of Ameer Khusro himself. This type of special poetry can be termed as “Astrological Poetry”, and Ameer Khusro can rightly be said to be its Inventor, because no Persian poet prior to Ameer Khusro had ever described complete Horoscopes in his poetry. In my opinions this aspect of Ameer Khusro's poetry is much more important than other aspects, but unfortunately, during the last seven centuries no scholar could write even a single article on Ameer Khusro's Astrological Poetry, probably owing to the lack of knowledge of Astrology to the required level. It will be admitted that no study has to be left untouched from any corner, however remote it may be. Generally speaking, Ameer Khusro's poetry, in which he has used Astrological substance, can be divided into the following three categories: Category 1. - Poetry in which complete horoscopes have been used to interpret or predict good or bad Influences of a birth or an event, in a figurative and attractive manner; it can be termed simply as ''Astrological Poetry'' Category 2. - Poetry in which descriptions of planets, stars, signs of zodiac, lunar mansions, constellations etc have been used to increase the attractiveness of a scene or a function; it can be termed as ''Poetry with Astrological Descriptions and Personifications.'' Category 3. - Poetry in which Astrological terms and symbolisms etc. have been used as figures of speech; it can be termed as ''Poetry with Astrological Figures of Speech's''. Although in the Poetry of Categories, 2 and 3 Ameer Khusro had created an absolutely new style of his own, yet there were few other Persian Poets too who had composed categories 1 and 2 type of poetry, to some extent, earlier to Ameer Khusro. For example about 300 years prior to Ameer Khusro, Firdausi[3] an his Shahnamah had given many couplets relating to various Astrological references; about 150 years prior to Ameer Khusro, Anwari[4] also in his Qasidahs had composed beautiful accounts of Planetary and Stellar relationships; and about 50 years prior to Ameer Khusro, Maulana Rumi[5] also in his famous Mathnavi had described the influences of the planets and stars in a detailed manner. Even later than Ameer Khusro many Persian poets have said some thing about the poetry of categories 2 and 3. Ameer Khusro may not be said to be the originator of these two categories, but the poetry of category 1, which can rightly be termed as ''Astrological Poetry”, is the exclusive invention of Ameer Khusro. No other poet had ever produced such illustrious Astrological Poetry earlier to Ameer Khusro. Even after Ameer Khusro no poet has produced this type of Astrological Poetry, except Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib[6] of Delhi who, after about 550 years of Ameer Khusro, adopted this art of Astrological Poetry in a marvelous manner surpassing even Ameer Khusro at places.


Here I will particularly discuss the Astrological Poetry invented by Ameer Khusro falling in Category 1. After going through the Astrological Poetry of Ameer Khusro, it will be evident and clear that Ameer Khusro had a thorough knowledge of Astrology and had used this knowledge for the beautification of his poetry and for casting horoscopes in the poetical language. Ameer Khusro was a religious persona and at the same time he was an Astrologer too, so it can be concluded that the study of Astrology is not against the religions provided that we also study the limitations of this science. The Astrological predictions can be compared to Medical Diagnosis, and the Astrological remedial measures can be compared with the Medical prescriptions. Both of these Sciences are based on observations and experiments and are useful for mankind at large. It is a pity that most of the modern scholars have forsaken this Science and thus have provided a golden opportunity to the impostors to start their fraudulent business in the sacred name of Astrology. When a doctor or tabeeb can write his prescription by writing at the top ho-alshafi (God Gives Cure), then why can’t an Astrologer write his prediction after writing on the top ho-al-ghayb (God Knows Hidden Things). In short, even if one does not believe in Astrology, one should study it in-depth to understand and appreciate the astronomical poetry of Ameer Khusro, which has now become a part of literature. One cannot comprehend fully the poetry of Ameer Khusro without understanding his Astrological Poetry which covers a very large portion of his works. I have given here some selected couplets and their translations with annotations to illustrate the true art of the Astrological Poetry of Ameer Khusro, and, for the sake of brevity, I have limited myself to nine horoscopes only as described in the following five Mathnavis of Ameer Khusro. i.

Mathnavi Qiran-us-Sa’adain, published by Institute Press Aligarh, in the year 1918 A.D., 1337 A.H.

ii. Mathnavi Nuh Sepehr, published by Baptist Mission Press Calcutta, in the year 1918 A.D., 1337 A.H. iii. Mathnavi Dawalrani Khazir Khan, published by Institute Press Aligarh, in the year 1948 A.D., 1368 A.H. iv. Mathnavi Tughlaq Namah, published by Maktba-i-Urdu: Aurangabad, Deccan, in the year 1933 A.D., 1352 A.H. v. Mathnavi Miftah-ul-Futooh, published by Aligarh Muslim University in the year 1954 A.D., 1374 A.H. In his Mathnavi Qiran-us-Sa’adain (page 167,168), Ameer Khusro has described the positions of the planets at the time of the meeting of King Kaiqubad [7] both his father Bughra Khan[8] near Lukhnovati[9], without mentioning the year, date, day and time of that occasion. In other words Ameer Khusro has enunciated the horoscope of that moment. With the help of this horoscope I have been able to calculate the exact time, day, date, and the year of the moment. This may be news for the historians who were unable to find out this information 247

from any other source during the last seven hundred years. The exact time of the meeting was selected and predetermined astronomically by Ameer Khusro himself as he describes in the following couplets:-

“Qualities of the planetary positions, ascendant, and that auspicious time when two benefics were together in one sign of zodiac. Venus and Jupiter had tied together their plaited hair and Taurus was dignified due to the conjunction of two benefics. Moon and Descending Node were together at one spot, fallen from the back of Aries, as if the Moon was covered with a blanket. Gemini was lighted from the two faces, and the eyes of the planets were away from its door. The King of the stars (i.e. the Sun) has seated on a chair in Cancer (also in the fifth house). Mercury was occupying place in Leo as if it was an arrow shot by the king in the heart of the lion. As the lion had broken the back of Mercury, Virgo tied her waist in mourning, (because Mercury is the lord of Virgo). Ascending Node and Mars were holding Libra in their hands and both of them were equal in gravity. The stingy Scorpio proved to be heart-some and went away from its own planet (i.e. Mars). Jupiter was unaware of its own house (i.e. Sagittarius or Pisces) Sagittarius was empty and Mercury was in another place. Capricorn (i.e. the goat), which was under the shepherd ship of Saturn, was left alone unguarded at night, and so it went down into the water like leather-bag of water carrier (i.e. Aquarius) so that water could be fetched. Saturn had made its place in the heart of Pisces and it is strange that the fishes had entrapped it�. From the above mentioned planetary configuration at Lukhnovati, I have calculated the 248

correct time and degrees of the planets as follows. It was about 22:25 hours Indian Standard Time (at Zone 05:30 Hours East), 23 June, 1288 A.D. (O.S.), 21 Jamadi I, 687 A.H., (Julian day No. 2191674.20486). According to my calculation the Ascendant was in Pisces, Sun was in Cancer at 9 deg., Moon was in Aries at 25 deg., Mercury was in Leo at 6 deg., Venus was in Taurus at 26 deg., Mars was in Libra at 12 deg., Jupiter was in Taurus at 14 deg., Saturn was in Pisces at 14 deg. (retrograde), Ascending Node was in Libra at 26deg., and Descending Node was in Aries at 26deg. The complete Horoscope as indicated by Ameer Khusro in the above mentioned couplets is given here as Horoscope No. 1.

Asc. Saturn-R

Ketu Moon

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Jupiter Venus

Jupiter Venus Horoscope 1 23 June 1288 10:25 PM (Julian Calendar) 24N52, 88E8 Lakhnauti, India (Tropical Zodiac)

1 2


11 10

Sun 12 3

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8 5

Mars Rahu Mercury

7 Mars Rahu

Note: - Virgo is picturized as a virgin with her waist tied with a belt of cloth and holding barns of wheat in her hand. The word Teer means Mercury as well as arrow, and Ameer Khusro has played pun on this word. In his Mathnavi Nuh Sepahr (page 49 to 52), Ameer Khusro has described the planetary positions on the occasion of coronation of King Qutubuddin Mubarakshah[10] at Delhi. The exact time of coronation was selected and predetermined Astrologically by Ameer Khusro himself as he describes in the following couplets:-


“Description of the coronation of that fortunate personality who brightened the whole world by means of the light of his mercy and kindness. At that time the Ascendant was Leo, the deer hunter, who had developed friendship with the lion at the door of the king. When the king seated himself on the lion-footed throne, Jupiter being intoxicated with ecstasy, caught hold of the tail of the lion in order to twist it towards his back for the sake of the king. Virgo kept her granary empty so that she could fill it up by picking pearl grains from the ceremonial function of the king. Descending Node was balancing the light in Libra, so that it may pour the treasures over the king like the showers of pearls. As the arrow of the king had pierced the sting of Scorpio, it had expelled all the magicians from the court of the king. Sagittarius also had not allowed anyone to take its possessions because this bow was only meant for the holding of the king. To Capricorn also nothing was given except mercy. Saturn had given a long rope to Aquarius so that it may provide water for the high-ways of the king. Moon was sitting with Pisces so that the proclamations of the king could be spread from the heights of the heavens to the bottoms of the seas. Ascending Node had gone upto Aries, so that the king may achieve more and more beneficence. The tenth house which is the house of kingdom and in which Taurus was present, had been occupied by three beneficent planets – firstly Sun who was producing much light from the height of the heaven, secondly Venus who was singing happily in her home, and thirdly Mercury who was making the king more fortunate and was also piercing the hearts of his enemies. With Gemini also no planet could tie up waists, because the belt of Gemini was reserved only for this King. In Cancer also no planets were present, because, Cancer being the house of Moon was meant only for the stay of the king. Such was the auspicious day and the happy moment when the Caliph was crowned on a very elevated throne�. From the above mentioned planetary configuration at Delhi I have calculated the correct time and degrees of the planets as follows. It was about 12:20 Hours Indian Standard Time 250

(at Zone 05.30 Hours East), 18 April, 1316 A.D. (O.S.), 24 Muharram 716 A.H. (Julian day No. 2201834.82639). According to my calculations the Ascendant was in Leo, Sun was in Taurus at 6 deg, Moon was in Pisces at 5 deg., Mercury was an Aries at 28 deg., Venus was in Taurus at 17 deg., Mars was in Leo at 8 deg., Jupiter was in Leo at 29 deg., Saturn was in Aquarius at 25 deg., Ascending Node was in Aries at 28 deg., and Descending Node was in Libra at 28deg. The complete Horoscope as indicated by Ameer Khusro in the above mentioned couplets is given here as Horoscope No. 2. Note: - It should be noted that Qutubuddin Mubarakshah had started calling himself as Khalifa, that is why Ameer Khusro also has used this word for the king. It is also to be pointed out that according to my calculations the position of Mercury comes in Aries at 28 deg., but Ameer Khusro has shown it in Taurus. The difference is of only 2 degrees which may be due to different formulas used by me and by Ameer Khusro. However, I have retained the same position as mentioned by Ameer Khusro. Actually the calculations of Mercury are considered to be very tedious, because Mercury becomes retrograde thrice a year while other four planets become retrograde only once a year. Therefore the actual position of Mercury becomes controversial sometimes, as is seen in this particular case.


Mercury Rahu

Venus Sun 6 7


Mars Jupiter

4 3

Horoscope 2 Saturn 18 April 1316 12:20 PM (Julian Calendar) 28N40, 77E13 Delhi, India (Tropical Zodiac)

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Venus Sun


Asc. Mars Jupiter 9 10


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Mercury Rahu



It should be kept in mind that, although Ameer Khusro has predicted good or bad influences of various horoscopes, he believes that such astrological influences change constantly as per the good or bad deeds of the individuals, blessings or curses of people, prayers or efforts of persons, Mercy or Anger of God etc. Although the stars and planets can foretell the possibilities or hopes of the coming events for an individual person to some extent, yet the ultimate shape of the coming events or his final destiny may be slightly or completely changed. The former is called “fortune” (taqdeer) and the latter is called “fate” (qaza) so an Astrologer can be a fortune-teller but he cannot be a fate-teller. Ameer Khusro, in his Mathnavi Dawalrani Khazir Khan (page 279) expresses his belief in the following couplet:

“When the sword of fate cuts hope (i.e. fortune), neither Moon nor Sun (i.e. neither planets nor stars) would know how to put a shield against it (i.e. when the final fate comes, astrological predictions may become ineffective)”. 251

In his Mathnavi Nuh Sepahr (page 320 to 327), Ameer Khusro has described the planetary positions on the occasion of the birth of Prince Muhammad[11] son of king Qutubuddin Mubarakshah at Delhi. He says:


“It is at the moment of the birth of Prince Muhammad that the planets are showering their beneficence on him. The moment has been blessed with the Ascendance of Taurus, because it is the position of exaltation for Moon during revolution. Mercury is also placed in that Ascendant and it has decorated Sirius like Pleiades; it is speaking of high education and great wisdom and is predicting tremendous learning. Sun is in Gemini and also in the house of Wealth, which shows that the Prince would handle huge treasures; Gemini has tightened Sun in such a way that he has become a slave of the Prince, and from the position of his aphelion (i.e. Gemini) he is throwing his light towards Cancer which is the home of Moon. In the third house Venus is present in such a grand pose as if Queen of Sheba [12] is sitting on her precious throne, and from her position of sextile aspect with the ascendant, she is bestowing her beneficence and throwing her light; as the third house belongs to the movements and to the powers, it shows that the Prince would always be a conqueror in any direction he moves. No planet pays any heed to the lion of the heaven, because the planets consider the newly born lion (i.e. the Prince) a greater favourite than the old lion (i.e. Leo); as the fourth house has relation to “father�, the father of the Prince will also exercise very high influences. The cunning Mars is in Virgo, and Descending Node, although sitting with Mars as an apparent friend, is decreasing the strength of Mars, like the snake in the sleeve; Mars has become benefic due to Descending Node and both together are producing good effect like Adam and Shees[13], because they are aspecting the Ascendant with trine-aspect; as the fifth house relates to progeny and gifts, the Prince will have gifted and generous sons and daughters. Jupiter is holding Libra in his hand which indicates that the Prince will have a balanced beneficence; as the sixth house relates to subordinates and dignity, the Prince will achieve grandeur due to his generosity. As the planets get afflicted in Scorpio, they have not occupied this inimical sign; even the ill influences of Scorpio have been concealed by Moon in the heart of the Scorpion. As the eighth house relates to fears and dangers, the heavenly bow 253

(i.e. Sagittarius) has become arrowless; as Sagittarius has searched and found out the forceful hands of the Prince, it has neither given its own possession to Moon nor to other planets; no planet can even think of occupying Sagittarius, because the Prince is holding the command of the heaven also. The planets have kept themselves away from Capricorn, because rays of light are showered from the sign of Saturn to the body of the Prince; as the ninth house relates to faith and wits, both of these qualities have been conferred upon the Prince. Aquarius has remained away from the nine water-drawers (i.e. nine planets), because the filthy water of Aquarius is not suitable for the Prince; as the tenth house relates to “hopes”, it is expected that the Prince may achieve a perpetual kingdom. In Pisces three planets i.e. Moon, Ascending Node, and Saturn are placed favorably which are aspecting the Ascendant with sextile aspect; this configuration of planets has made even Saturn as benefic as Jupiter; as the eleventh house relates to gains and increases, the beneficial influences will be repeatedly obtained by the Prince. Aries also is free from all the planets, because the newly born Sun (i.e. the Prince) is offering light to this sign (which is the exaltation sign of Sun); as the twelfth house relates to elephants and horses, these two ranks will always remain straight beyond expectation. In this bright and lucky horoscope, there are all the indications of prosperity and dignity.” From the above mentioned planetary configuration at Delhi, I have calculated the correct time and degrees of the planets as follows. It was about 03:50 Hours Indian Standard Time (at Zone 0530 Hours East), 25 May, 1318 A.D. (O.S.), 23 Rabi I, 718 A.H. (Julian day No. 2202601.43056). According to my calculations the Ascendant was in Taurus, Sun was in Gemini at 11 deg., Moon was in Pisces at 22 deg., Mercury was in Taurus at 26 deg. (retrograde), Venus was in Cancer at 25 deg., Mars was in Virgo at 12 deg., Jupiter was in Libra at 30 deg. (retrograde), Saturn was in Pisces at 20 deg., Ascending Node was in Pisces at 18 deg., and Descending Node was in Virgo at 18 deg. The complete Horoscope as indicated by Ameer Khusro in the above mentioned couplets is given here as Horoscope No. 3.

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25 May 1318 3:50 AM (Julian Calendar) 28N40, 77E13 Delhi, India (Tropical Zodiac)

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Note:- During the interpretation of the Birth Horoscope of Prince Muhammad, Ameer Khusro has described the relevance of all the twelve houses of the natal chart according to his own judgement. We can get much guidance from this description. Ameer Khusro has also figuratively emphasized the observational beauty of the presence of Mercury in Taurus near Alpha Canis Majoris[14] which is known by the name of Sirius. 254

In his Mathnavi Tughlaq Namah (page 143 to 145), Ameer Khusro has described the planetary positions on the occasion of the Coronation of King Ghyasuddin Tughlaq[15] at Delhi. The exact time of the Coronation was selected and predetermined Astrologically by Ameer Khusro himself as he describes in the following couplets:

“Coronation of King Ghyasuddin Tughlaq, the Ghazi, whose throne is so high as that of Afridun and Askandar. It was the auspicious noon when the light of the day was at the maximum. If you ask about the Ascendant, it was Sagittarius which had illuminated the 255

world and converted it into a paradise. The warrior Mars was holding the bow (i.e. Sagittarius) so that he could throw the arrow on the ill wishers, and establish a high command in the country, and give strength to the arms of the king. Jupiter was in Capricorn and was increasing the treasures and bringing the wealth of the seven countries, heaps after heaps. Ascending Node was in the third house and was fetching abundant water for the relatives and brothers of the king. Saturn was in Aries and was aspecting the Ascendant with trine aspect with full friendship like Nooh [16] towards Shees; as that planet is very high, the king also possesses very high temperament. The benefic Venus, intoxicated with Joy, was grabbing the lion by means of the chain of her plaited hair and was also aspecting the Ascendant with twine aspect from the ninth house in order to spread fame and keep an eye on every direction. The loaf of Sun was in the tenth house and the barn of wheat (i.e. Virgo) had given a proper shape to it, meaning thereby that the affairs of the kingdom would be strengthened by means of the fire of the Sun, and also the high officials of the government would be fully under the command so much so that they would live by the order of the king and would die by the order of the king. Mercury also was sleeping with pleasure in tenth house in Virgo where he was exalted, and from this strength of exaltation, the advisory affairs were straightened like an arrow for the sake of good fortune of the king. Moon was in Scorpio, (but the time of Coronation was selected carefully to bring the Moon-in Scorpio) in the twelfth house (which had an aspect of opposition with the sixth house which belongs to the enemies and ill-wishers of the king), inflicting injuries in the back of the enemy by the sting of the Scorpion; the Moon had made a spear out of the sting of the Scorpion and was thrusting that spear in the eyes of the ill wishers. From this Ascendant (and also from all the planetary positions) the world has a hope that this brilliant Sun (i.e. King Ghyasuddin Tughlaq) would remain shining for ever.� From the above mentioned planetary configuration at Delhi, I have calculated the correct time and degrees of the planets as follows. It was about 12:20 hours Indian Standard Time (at Zone 0530 Hours East), 6 September, 1320 A.D. (O.S.), 1st Shaban, 720 A.H., (Julian day No. 2203436.82639). According to my calculations the Ascendant was in Sagittarius, Sun was in Virgo at 21 deg., Moon was in Scorpio at 2 deg., Mercury was in Virgo at 9 deg., Venus was in Leo at 26 deg., Mars was in Sagittarius at 1 deg., Jupiter was in Capricorn at 3 deg., Saturn was in Aries at 16 deg. (retrograde), Ascending Node was in Aquarius at 4 deg., and Descending Node was in Leo at 4 deg. The complete Horoscope as indicated by Ameer Khusro in the above mentioned couplets is given here as Horoscope No.4. Saturn-R

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Horoscope 4 6 September 1320 12:20 PM (Julian Calendar) 28N40, 77E13 Delhi, India (Tropical Zodiac)

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Note: - At this place a very important astrological fact has been mentioned by Ameer Khusro. As universally admitted, the short period of about two and a half days in each month, when Moon passes through Scorpio, is considered inauspicious for starting any good work, especially for a marriage or for a journey. The following saying of Imam Ja'afar Sadiq[17] (peace be upon him) also confirms it:

“One, who travels or marries when Moon is in Scorpio, will not see good results.” In view of the fact that it was the period of Moon-in-Scorpio on the day of the coronation of the king, Ameer Khusro had suggested such a time of the day that Moon-in-Scorpio occupied the twelfth house of the horoscope. Such a time can be obtained only for about two hours in twenty four hours. At such a time the bad effect of Moon-in-Scorpio was directed towards the enemy instead of the king. This is a very significant astrological principle described by Ameer Khusro, which should be kept in mind for averting and counteracting the bad effect of Moon-in-Scorpio, if sometimes we are compelled by circumstances to start some good work during the period of Moon-in-Scorpio”. In his Mathnavi Dawalrani Khazir Khan (page 160-161), Ameer Khusro has described the planetary positions on the occasion of Nikah (i.e. legal marriage) of prince Khazir Khan son of King Alauddin Khilji[18] with the daughter of Alap Khan. The exact time of Nikah was selected and predetermined Astrologically by Ameer Khusro himself as he describes in the following couplets:

“Moon had sought a place in Sagittarius, and had straightened her way for the service (of the king). In Capricorn, Saturn was with Mercury as if an Indian was at the head of the goat (i.e. Capricorn) with his bow ready with an arrow. Descending Node was also involved with these planets and had caught the tail of the goat like a beggar. The Heaven had the stream of Sun in Aquarius in order to make the vegetation of the earth green with water. Venus had gone into Pisces as a kingfisher would catch a fish. Jupiter had caught the ram (i.e. Aries) as 257

if it was an offering from the sage for the king. Mars had fallen into Taurus from where he could scatter Pleiades (which are like pearls) over the king. Beneficence had placed Ascending Node on the five footed throne (i.e. Cancer)�.



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Mercury Ketu Saturn

2 February 1312 2:50 AM (Julian Calendar) 28N40, 77E13 Delhi, India (Tropical Zodiac)


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From the above mentioned planetary configuration at Delhi, I have calculated the correct time and degrees of the planets as follows. It was about 02:50 Hours Indian Standard Time (at Zone 05:30 Hours East), 2 February, 1312 A.D. (O.S.), 23 Ramazan, 711 A.H., (Julian day No. 2200297.38889). According to my calculations the Ascendant was in Sagittarius, Sun was in Aquarius at 20 deg., Moon was in Sagittarius at 7 deg., Mercury was in Capricorn at 24 deg., Venus was in Pisces at 28 deg., Mars was in Taurus at 25 deg., Jupiter was in Aries at 21 deg., Saturn was in Capricorn at 6 deg., Ascending Node was in Cancer at 20 deg., and Descending Node was in Capricorn at 20 deg. The Complete Horoscope as indicated by Ameer Khusro in the above mentioned couplets is given above as Horoscope No. 5. Note: - The correct pronunciation of the name of the bride-groom, as clarified by Ameer Khusro himself in his Mathnavi, is Khazir Khan and not Khizar Khan as generally believed. Similarly, according to Ameer Khusro, the correct pronunciation of the name of the bride is Dawalrani and not Dewalrani as generally believed. In his Mathnavi Dawalrani Khazir Khan (Page 167-168), Ameer Khusro has described the planetary positions on the occasion of Rukhsati (i.e. departure of the bride) of the daughter of Alap Khan with the prince Khazir Khan son of King Alauddin Khilji. The exact time of rukhsati was selected and predetermined Astrologically, by Ameer Khusro as he describes in the following couplets:


“It was on Monday morning following the night of the first date of the lunar month (i.e. Ramazan) and the same year as previously told (i.e. 711 A.H). Beneficence (of the occasion) brought Moon in the exaltation sign, and also there was a benefic configuration between Moon and Venus (as if both had a relation of love). There was clown of exaltation on the head of Sun also, and Mars was in Cancer but in lesser degrees (i.e. Mars had just entered Cancer; it is confirmed by calculations that Mars had moved only one degree in Cancer). Again, in Taurus, in order to increase the beneficence, Mercury had a conjunction with Jupiter (as if both were married). Descending Node was in Capricorn and Saturn was also in that sign; Ascending Node was decorating the sign of Moon (i.e. Cancer) as if it was a box of jewellery Moon and Venus had occupied the benefic signs of their exaltations (i.e. Taurus and Pisces respectively), and about three hours of the night had passed since Venus (i.e. since the rising of Venus in the eastern horizon, because in those days Venus was rising daily in the east as a morning star)�. From the above mentioned planetary configuration at Delhi, I have calculated the correct time and degrees of the planets as follows. It was about 07:20 Hours Indian Standard Time (at Zone 05:30 Hours East) 10 April, 1312 A.D. (O.S.), 1st Zilhhajja, 711 A.H., (Julian day No. 2200365.57639). According to my calculations the Ascendant was in Taurus, Sun was in Aries at 28 deg., Moon was in Taurus at 24 deg., Mercury was in Taurus at 18 deg., Venus was in Pisces at 18 deg., Mars was in Cancer at 1 deg., Jupiter was in Taurus at 5 deg., Saturn was in Capricorn at 9 deg., Ascending Node was in Cancer at 16 deg., Descending Node was in Capricorn at 16 deg. The complete Horoscope as indicated by Ameer Khusro in the above mentioned couplets is given here as Horoscope No. 6. Note:- The word Qiran normally means a conjunction, but sometimes it also means a special Venus


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Ketu Saturn

10 April 1312 7:20 AM (Julian Calendar) 28N40, 77E13 Delhi, India (Tropical Zodiac)

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6 7


configuration other than a conjunction; here Qiran-i-Saad means the benefic configuration between Moon and Venus, because both of the planets were in their exaltation signs and also there was a sextile aspect between these two benefics which produced a specially good influence. In the days of Ameer Khusro, as mentioned in his own Mathnavis, all important 259

works of the royalty were started at a predetermined time and date which were determined Astrologically in order to obtain the best results. Accordingly the time and date of the Rukhsati was also predetermined; it was in the morning after about 3 hours from the time of rising of Venus in the eastern horizon. According to my calculations the rising time of Venus was about 4 A.M. local mean time at Delhi on that date and the rising time of Sun was about 5:30 A.M. local mean time. Therefore the time of Rukhsati was about 7 A.M. local mean time, which was about 3 hours later than the Venus-rise and about one and half hour later than the Sun-rise. In those days Venus was a morning star and could be seen daily very clearly in the East. Actually the bride-groom had arrived at the residence of the bride on the evening of Sunday, April 9, 1312 A.D. (O.S.), and the ceremonies continued for the whole night. Ultimately the departure of bride took place at about 7 A.M. local mean time on Monday, April 10, 1312 A.D, (O.S.). This local mean time of departure was equivalent to about 07:20 Hours Indian Standard Time (at Zone 05:30 hours East).

End Notes By M. Imran About Charts: For drawing horoscopes, all the dates considered in this article are in O.S., i.e., in Old Style or Julian calendar; since the events (mentioned by Ameer Khusro in his Persian poetry) had taken place in 14th century, when Gregorian calendar was not in vogue. As the conversion history from Julian to Gregorian calendar is not uniform, therefore you may find difference in weekdays for charts of events and births of medieval age. It should also be kept in mind that Ameer Khusro erected planetary position with the help of tropical zodiac in his astrological poetry; however, he freely used names of Hindu months and festivals. [1] Ameer Khusro (sometimes spelt as Amir Khusrow) was a noted poet, musician and scholar of India. Born in 1253 in Patyali (Uttar Pradesh), he affiliated with more than seven royal courts of Delhi Sultanate (especially Mamluk, Khilji and Tughlaq dynasties). He is also credited to be the inventor of musical instrument ‘Sitar’, and introducer of many poetic and musical genres including ‘Qawwali’. He died in 1325 and was buried beside his spiritual mentor Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia in Delhi. [2] Mathnavi or Masnavi is a form of poetry in Persian and Urdu. It is a series of couplets in rhymed pairs that forms a characteristic type. Heroic, historical, romantic and didactic subjects are usually addressed in Masnavis. [3] Firdausi (935 – 1020) was a celebrated poet, mathematician and astronomer of Persia. Shahnameh – an epic poem of over fifty thousand couplets – is his Magnus Opus. [4] Anwari was a Persian poet, logician and astrologer of 12th century Khorasan. [5] Rumi (1207 – 1273), one of most revered Sufi saints and mystic poets, known for his teachings of universal love, righteousness, and self-awareness. [6] Ghalib is widely regarded as the greatest Urdu poet of 19th century. Author of this article (Samad Husain Rizvi) also composed a research work on the investigation of correct birth 260

chart of Mirza Ghalib. [7] Kaiqubad (or Qaiqabad) was the grandson of Mamluk King Ghiyasuddin Balban and son of Bughra Khan. The Mamluk dynasty wiped out in 1290 after four years of Qaiqabad’s ascension to throne. [8] Bughra Khan was the son of King Ghiyasuddin Balban and governor of Bengal during Delhi Sultanate. [9] Lukhnovati or Lakhnauti (don’t confuse with city of Lucknow). Lakhnauti was a town and an important strategic place in Malda district West Bengal, near the west bank of river Ganges. [10] Qutubuddin Mubarakshah was the successor of Alauddin Khilji and last ruler of Khilji dynasty. [11] Prince Muhammad was the son of Qutubuddin Mubarakshah. He could not ascend the throne on account of his father’s assassination in 1320 that resulted in the end of Khilji dynasty. [12] Queen of Sheba (also known as Malka-e-Saba or Bilqis) was an exotic and mysterious ruler of ancient Sheba Kingdom (present day Eritrea, Ethiopia and Yemen). The sacred books of Judaism, Christianity and Islam narrate the story of King Solomon with Queen Sheba. [13] Adam and Shees, according to Abrahamic religions, Adam is considered the first man and prophet on earth. Similarly, Shees or Seth was also a prophet in prehistoric days. [14] Alpha Canis Majoris, also called Sirius, is one of the brightest stars in the heaven. [15] Ghyasuddin Tughlaq, the founder and first ruler of Tughlaq dynasty in India. His reign spread from 1320 to 1325 during concluding years of Ameer Khusro. [16] Nooh or Noah is an important historical figure and known as ark builder. According to Biblical and Quranic accounts, he saved select group of righteous human beings and representatives of all animals from flood. H.P. Blavatsky in her Isis Unveiled referred Noah’s deluge to the sign of Pisces. [17] Imam Ja'afar Sadiq (702 – 765 A.D.) is considered the 6th infallible spiritual leader (Imam). [18] Alauddin Khilji was the second king of Khilji Dynasty (during Delhi Sultanate) in India. His rule spanned from 1296 to 1316 A.D.


What Men & Women Want By Ashok Upadhyay, India ReaderShip Level: Very Advanced


he concept of Marriage changes from country to country and from generations to generations. Marriage or relationships is for personal development of humans and on the spiritual level it is one of the most important tools for progressing through ones karma and the purpose of life for many which is not understood by many a young spiritual adepts. On mundane level it becomes a very essential and significant part of man for his achieving higher goals of life. Marriage brings you to a fuller you and completes you. To capsulate it simplistically marriage helps in the development of the following areas.

Ashok Upadhyay hails from Gujarat and within a short span of 2 decades has emerged as a predictor of extreme rare ability & propagator of Astrology in Gujarat. He is known in Gujarat for his ability to remove rare knowledge out of those classics available to all. His gurus were his grandfather Shri PrabhaShankar Trivedi, C.S.Patel the man who taught the modern understanding of Ashtakvarga & from the legendary blind astrologer Sri Sri Swami.

1. Physical Development 2. Intellectual Development 3. Emotional Development These above 3 factors are part of the system of life. The Guna Milap system does not work in real practice though it is widely used in India and now by TV channels and matrimonial websites to attract the uneducated in astrology. Unfortunately even the most advanced astrologer has not statistically tested the Guna Milap system and documented it but keeps on teaching it and it has been passed on over the years from guru to sishya. Here in this article we would try to see some special points that look very ordinary but serves as a stunning tool in matching horoscopes for marriage or relationships 262

and most importantly helps in understanding ‘What Men & Women Want’ in reality. Mostly we would try to concentrate on those aspects by which relationships can be improved between couples in understanding each other by delving deeper into What Men want and What Women Want. Men Are From Mars & Venus For Men – Venus decides whom he is ‘Attracted’ to and Mars decides how he will behave with his women. 1. In male’s horoscope Venus will determine the qualities of his wife and the choice of the wife he wants. Suppose Venus is of Pisces, he will like his wife/woman to be artistic. If in male horoscope if Venus is well placed but Mars associates with Taurus or Libra then there would be difference of ideologies in sexual life. E.g Mahatma Gandhi had Mars in Libra. 2. Prithi (Earth) Tatva (Element) Venus in male horoscope then male would have in his mind/subconscious mind that he gets a wife from whom he benefits financially and status wise. 3. Agni (Fire) Tatva (Element) Venus in male horoscopes then male will be attracted towards those women who are of dominating /independent nature. He will like women who like fast life and take responsibility. 4. Vayu (Air) Tatva Venus in male horoscopes, then male will be attracted towards intelligent women who are linguistic, literary oriented, looks could be of secondary importance but first choice will be brains. 5. Jaal (Water) Tatva Venus in male horoscopes, then male requires a woman who will support him emotionally, understand his emotions. He needs her to listen to his feeling and understand him, this is of primary importance to him otherwise he becomes like most men saying ‘she does not understand me’. 6. Suppose Venus in Jala Tatva and Mars in Jala Tatva in chart of males, these males can become eccentrics in personal life/ psychos. It’s a double whammy of Jala Tatava hence the above results. 7. Suppose man has Venus in Jaal Tatva and Mars in Vayu Tatva, these men will never completely surrender to wife since Mars is in an airy sign and his connection will happen to her on intellectual level first. 8. Venus in Jaal Tatva and Mars in Prithvi (Earth) Tatva in males chart, then he will utilize his women for creating and expanding his identity/status. Many a times you find in modern society that men marry women to flaunt them/their beauty – something like a status symbol. If this combination is found in charts of males, then it is found that 5H is stronger or children will do better than father in life. Women Are From Sun & Moon 263

The way Sun is placed in a chart, that way she will have ‘Expectations’ of her husband and the way her Moon is placed that way she will ‘Behave’ with her husband/life partner. 1. Marriage means taking the responsibility of the other partner atleast for one of them. Hence when responsibility comes in the picture then Sun is the planet of responsibility. In woman’s horoscope see the planet Sun and you would find husbands qualities matching the placements/sign of the sign. For e.g. if Sun is in Leo in the girls horoscope then you would find the husbands qualities matching that of Leo and so on. 2. Suppose Sun is in Leo which is an Agni Tatva and Moon is in Aries another Agni Tatva, so what she likes, that way only she will behave with her husband. She will like dominating husband (Sun in Agni Tatva – Leo) and in return she will behave in dominating manner with her husband (Moon in Agni Tatva – Aries). But this combo of two similar tatvas of the same element becomes a problem for her, if husband does not dominate she won’t like it but she also has to dominate. Both of them cannot stay without each other – this is a common syndrome that is found. She will want her partner to admit his love for her in front of everyone (moon in agni tatva). 3. Sun is in Agni Tatva and Moon is in Jala Tatva, then she expects from her husband dominating independent nature and she will behave in emotional manner with him (moon in jala tatva). If he takes her to romantic islands or near water then she becomes very romantic towards him. She would want her to-be partner to propose to her in private (Moon in jala tatva) 4. Sun in Agni Tatva and Moon in Vayu Tatva, then she will treat her husband very nicely. In this combination there is less opportunity for divorces and she knows the likes/dislikes of her husband and will also be adept in removing her work out of the husband. She will keep her ego and personality intact and still remove her work out of the husband and it is only when she wants divorce it can happen not when the man wants. 5. Sun in Agni Tatva and Moon in Prithvi Tatva, her behavior towards her husband /partner will be of possessiveness. She will be an excellent cook or will take good care of him food wise and also in bed (Prithvi Tatva). Why so since her Moon is in Prithvi Tatva, so she will behave that way. She will not like any interference of anyone in her personal life. Mother in law, father in law or any relatives should not interfere in her relationship with her husband, this is very important in Indian context where still singular families are maintained and every mother in law goes to an astrologer to find out if her would be daughter in law will adjust to the family.

Disturbance In Relationships – Saturn 1. The planet of disturbance is Saturn in marriage, then 12th lord and Rahu. Rahu can make life miserable and Saturn has ability to make curd out of milk thereby removing the luster out of marriage. 2. Suppose Sun is in Aries for women and Saturn of male is in Aries, then there will be no harmony in marriage. Basically the rule is any type of relation sign wise or aspect wise between Sun of female and Saturn of male then it will create big problem in marriage life. The male will normally not respect the female in such a circumstance. It can also 264

create a form of mechanical relationship that is often found in Indian marriages. The golden rule is to apply these rules in Natural Zodiac charts of both individuals that by taking Aries as ascendant. 3. If female’s Saturn aspects/associates with the Sun in males chart then there is no respect in relationship and can create disharmony. Respect among couples is the most important thing in a marriage and often forms as a strong pillar in sustaining marriage. Care should be taken that this aspect should be seen in Natural horoscope of both (Aries Asc) 4. Any trinal relation between Jupiter and Sun of both couples (in natural horoscope) then there will always be respect. Suppose Sun of female is in Libra debilitated and males Jupiter in Ge, Li, Aq then woman will respect her husband.

Denial And/Or Delayed Male Charts 1. If in 8H there is chara (moveable) sign Jupiter then delay in marriage. See 7L where he sits & if in its 12H there is Jupiter of Chara Rasi (Ar, Cn, Li, Cp) then also delay in marriage (this is common for both charts). 2. Wherever Venus is placed, if in 2nd house from it there is Chara Rasi Jupiter then also delay in marriage or sometimes create major problems in marriage life. Sometimes due to over smartness of the male there can be problems in marriage life. 3. The Sublord of the cusp of 7H, deposited in the 6H, is the main cause of the delay in marriage. This principle is common in both horoscopes of males and females. 4. 7H cusp sub lord whenever it is in the 12H from Ven in male charts then it will create problems in sexual matching; it will take time to match between couples – meaning for each to get adjusted to others sexual desires and wants it would take time. 5. 7H cusp sub lord whenever it is in the 12H from Mars in male charts then due to environment circumstances there will be separation between couples. E.g. after marriage man who has job abroad has to leave his wife in homeland. Female Charts 1. Suppose Sun is in Pisces and Jupiter is of Aries, then the kind of person she wants she will get late or never. 2. 2nd from Moon if there is Jupiter of Chara Rasi, then due to her behavior there can denial or delay of marriage due to over smartness from her end. She might spend her life thinking too big of herself or of her beauty or money and thereby good matches will go away. 3. The Sublord of the cusp of 7H, deposited in the 6H, is the main cause of the delay in marriage. This principle is common in both horoscopes of males and females. 4. 7H cusp sub lord whenever it is in the 12H from Sun in female charts then it will create problems in marriage life. 265

Special Points In Relationships 1. 7th lord of Rasi if placed in the 8H sign of Rasi chart IN the Navamsa then problems happen in marriage. E.g. If 7H of Rasi is Sagittarius and 8H sign is Capricorn, then if 7L of Rasi which is Jupiter if it is placed in Capricorn Navamsa then problems come in marriage. 2. If one partners Moon is in a sign and if opposite partners Rahu is in that same sign then it creates yoga for powerful magnetic attraction between couples. 3. If Moon of one partner is in a particular sign and opposite partners Venus is in that sign then there is a kind of karmic attraction between the couple 4. If in woman’s chart there is Sun and Saturn opposition or conjunction and if Sun in males chart forms association with this Saturn then after marriage career of man collapses or gets spoilt or changes E.g. Sun Saturn in females chart is in Aries and mans Sun is in Gemini or Libra or Capricorn whereby Saturn of females chart aspects the man’s Sun then this happens. 5. If in woman’s chart Sun and Saturn opposition or conjunction is there and if Sun in males chart forms association with this Saturn then after marriage there will be major problems after 9.5 yrs, 19 yrs or 38 years. In case the sun of males chart is not aspected by Saturn of females chart then still there will be problems at above mentioned years but of reduced intensity. 6. Platonic Love: Neptune and Venus relations give platonic love and attraction. They are always related to ether body. If the association between the planets is degreecal then the result is 100 % regarding Platonic love and it also gives ESP powers. 7. Mars in a sign of one partner and Venus of other partner in same or opposite sign gives strong physical attraction. It can be even Mars 8th aspect on Venus of other partner to give such physical attraction. 8. In females chart suppose Venus in a sign and in males chart Saturn touches/aspects this Venus or vice-versa then there is sexual life complications in their life. This we have seen working consistently especially if this kind of Venus-Saturn relationship is happening vice-versa. 9. Saturn and Mars having relationship within one horoscope or Saturn of one horoscope aspecting Mars of opposite partner then due to workaholic nature of either partner there is complications in relationship. 10. If 7th lord is in the 10H then the individual does not accept his spouse/partner as a friend. There can be good bed room relations due to other combinations/yogas but he/she does not treat the other person as a friend. 11. The combination of dasa patterns of Asc, 6th and 10th sometimes give separation e.g. MD/PD/AD sequence in any order for an Aries Asc of Mars/Mer/Sat gives divorce or separation.


Krishna’s BTR Technique Applied to Multiple Births

By Krishnamurthy S, India. ReaderShip Level: Advanced


very time a new Jyotish technique is offered, it is a challenge to show that the same technique works in the case of multiple births as well. If the technique is sound, it should work well for multiple births also. This article demonstrates the same for the BTR technique offered earlier.

The Author is about 49 years old and

In the previous issue (Annual Issue – February 2009, Saptarishis Astrology), Krishna’s BTR technique has been explained in detail. It might be difficult to follow this article unless the technique is understood first.

holds a Post Graduate degree in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Science (IISc., Bangalore). He was the University topper and Gold Medallist at the Graduate level. He worked as a Software Engineer for over 22 years in both Indian as well as large MNC companies. He did on-site software development work at Switzerland for a few years. He took voluntary retirement in December 2004. Since then, he is pursuing the study of Astrology which is one of his interests. The author is particularly interested in Medical Astrology and has already published articles giving special combinations for Diabetes (both Type-I and Type-II) and severe Dandruff problems that could be identified from natal charts. His other interest being Poetry; has published a poetry collection (in local language Kannada) in 2006.

The updated version of the technique may be found at: abel/BTR While applying this technique for individual births, it has been demonstrated that the Lagna gets aligned to the best placed planet in the chart. Logically, one might think that for multiple births, the Lagna for each baby gets aligned to the best, 2nd best, 3rd best… placed planets depending on whether they are twins, triplets… etc. This author also had a similar expectation. And, that indeed was found to be true! It is interesting to note that the Lagna for the first baby gets aligned to the best placed planet; the Lagna for the second baby gets aligned to the 267

second best placed planet and so on depending on the number of babies in a single pregnancy. It is really amazing to observe this fascinating truth! With this additional note, Krishna’s BTR technique that is applicable for individual births is also applicable for multiple births as well without any change. As the details of the technique could be obtained from the link above, Examples are presented here straight away. Examples ere, no attempt has been made to pick a different set of examples for demonstrating the applicability of Krishna’s BTR technique for multiple births. Bulk of the examples used here are the same ones that were used to demonstrate another theory on twin births in one of the earlier articles (refer article: ‘Unique Features of Charts of Twins’ – August 2008 issue).


The last example of Octuplets is a must read for those who are keen on understanding this technique of Birth Time Rectification. The full essence of the technique can be seen in that as the Lagna gets aligned with all the 8 planets to get the rectified birth times for all the 8 babies, within a span of just 5 minutes!

A. Cynthia Watros Twins


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Planet Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Rahu

Comments on the placement of the planet In Rasi Sandhi EN EXN OW BE VG(OW) 54%, also wins Graha Yuddha NU, loses Graha Yuddha NU

Venus is Vargottama with reasonable strength. Venus and Saturn are involved in a Graha



Yuddha . According to BPHS , Venus is always the winner. Even without taking Graha Yuddha into account, Venus is the best placed planet. Winning Graha Yuddha gives it additional strength. Hence, undoubtedly Venus is the best placed planet in this chart. The second best would be Mars by virtue of being exalted in Navamsha. Aligning the Lagna with Venus, the rectified birth time for the first baby is 23:15:34.4 as against a recorded time of 23:18 hrs. Aligning the Lagna with Mars, the rectified birth time for the second baby is 23:20:13.7 as against a recorded time of 23:20 hrs.

4 B. Bush Twins

2 3 4

Graha Yuddha = Planetary War, when two non-luminary physical planets are less than a degree apart BPHS = Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra


Planet Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Rahu

Comments on the placement of the planet GO(CF) In Rasi Sandhi, Close to being DB VG (OW) 99% GO in both Rasi and Navamsha (not VG) GO(NU) GO(FR) GO(CF) Dispositor in Rasi Sandhi

Here, Mars undergoes Parivartana with Sun in Rasi. As a result, Mars behaves like a Vargottama in its own Sign. Mercury undergoes Srinkhala with Ketu and Saturn in Rasi and is in Parivartana with Moon in Navamsha. Though this does not give a Vargottama status (as Mercury goes to two different signs), Mercury behaves as if it is in its own sign in both Rasi and Navamsha. This status appears to be better than that of rest of the planets except Mars. Hence, Mercury takes the second spot. Aligning the Lagna with Mars, the rectified birth time for the first baby is 9:52:34.9 as against the recorded time of 9:50 hrs. Aligning the Lagna with Mercury, the rectified birth time for the second baby is 10:03:26.7 as against the recorded time of 10:05 hrs.

C. Jolie-Pitt Twins




Planet Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Rahu

Comments on the placement of the planet VG (NU) 12%, hence only NU EXN DB in Navamsha, Wins Graha Yuddha VG(OW) 59%, hence only OW VG(OW) 86% VG(OW) 41%, hence only GO(NU) NU, Loses Graha Yuddha NU

Though Mars is debilitated in Navamsha, Moon does not get affected by it as it is exalted in Navamsha. Though Sun is Vargottama, it does not have enough strength to be reckoned with. There is one Parivartana in Rasi (Ven-Moon) and a Srinkhala in Navamsha (Ven-Sun-MerJup). As a result, Venus, Mercury and Jupiter all act like Vargottama planets. However, as it is a 4 planet Srinkhala in Navamsha, one should consider planets as Vargottama only when the strength is very high. On this count, only Jupiter of the three qualifies. Obviously Jupiter is the best placed planet followed by Moon as the second best by virtue of being exalted in Navamsha. Aligning the Lagna with Jupiter, the rectified birth time of the first baby is 18:35:26.4 as against a recorded birth time of 18:27 hrs. Aligning the Lagna with Moon, the rectified birth time of the first baby is 18:37:05 as against a recorded birth time of 18:28 hrs. The difference between rectified and recorded times seem to be a bit on the higher side in this case, possibly either due to either inaccurate clock or inefficient recording.

D. Twins of Jennifer Lopez




Planet Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Rahu

Comments on the placement of the planet GO (BE) NU BE, disps DB Rahu in Navamsha EN OW NU GO (BE) DB in Nav

The best placed planet is Jupiter. As there is no planet eligible for the second spot, it is necessary to look into the next best category which is NU for this chart. Moon and Venus are in a tie. Venus has the highest Shadbala as compared to Moon. Hence, Venus gets the second spot after Jupiter. Aligning Lagna with Jupiter, the rectified time for the first baby is 0:12:29.4 as against a recorded time of 0:12 hrs. Aligning the Lagna with Venus, the rectified time for the second baby is 0:22:01.7 as against the recorded birth time of 0:23 hrs.

E. Penn Triplets


These triplets were born just 5 days after the Lopez twins. Here the actual birth times of the babies are not published. The published information says that the deliveries happened around 3pm. It would be interesting to see what might be the actual birth times for each of the three babies.



Planet Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Rahu

Comments on the placement of the planet GO (BE) In Rasi Sandhi BE, disps DB Rahu in Navamsha EN, Loses Graha Yuddha OW, Shadbala below 100% NU, Wins Graha Yuddha GO (BE) DB in Navamsha

The top 2 planets are Venus and Jupiter. Though Jupiter gets the top spot by virtue of being in its own sign, it should be noted that the Sahdbala of Jupiter is below par, it is only 92% of the minimum required to consider it as strongly placed. Hence, Jupiter should be ignored. Venus becomes the best placed planet by virtue of winning the Graha Yuddha and also the NU placement which is better than the rest. Second and third spots s hould be decided based on the next category which is related to BE and has three planets Sun, Saturn and Mars. Based on Shadbala, Mars and Sun take second and third spots respectively. Aligning the Lagna with Venus, the rectified time for the first baby is 14:51:23.9 hrs. Aligning the Lagna with Mars, the rectified time for the second baby is 14:56:40.4 hrs. Aligning the Lagna with Sun, the rectified time for the third baby is 15:03:26.4 hrs. It appears that all the babies are delivered within a span of about 12 minutes and the above times are in-line with the official version that the deliveries took place around 3pm!

F. Dennis Quaid Twins


These twins were born via a gestational carrier – a woman who carries another couple's baby conceived by the parents' own egg and sperm. The babies did not develop in the womb of their biological mother and not delivered by their biological mother. As it is a special scenario, this case would be interesting to study.



Planet Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Rahu

Comments on the placement of the planet EXN FR BE VG (CF) 17%, hence only CF NU GO(CF) NU OW

Though Sun is in debilitation sign in Rasi, it has crossed the deep point of debilitation by a good distance. Hence, it is not considered as debilitated. It is also exalted in Navamsha. Ideally, Sun should take the top spot and Rahu should take the second spot. However, both these planets don’t offer any alignment to the Lagna in the vicinity of the recorded birth times! This example does not fall in place. Hence, this requires further investigation. This will be taken up subsequently. However, it is interesting to note that there are two planets Jupiter and Saturn that provide alignment to the Lagna around the recorded times: Aligning the Lagna with Jupiter, the rectified birth time for the second baby is 8:30:36 as against a recorded birth time of 8:26 hrs. Aligning the Lagna with Saturn, the rectified birth time for the second baby is 8:31:29.7 as against a recorded birth time of 8:28 hrs. This is definitely a puzzling case and warrants further investigation.


G. Barclay Twins Barclay twins are famous business tycoons and millionaire twins in UK. They work in background and they did not allow publicly being photographed since 1983!



Planet Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Rahu

Comments on the placement of the planet DB, below Par shadbala Disps DB Mars in Navamsha DB in Navamsha FR, below Par shadbala Combust > 50%, below Par Shadbala Combust > 50%, DB in Navamsha disps DB Jupiter in Navamsha FR

The best placed planet is Rahu as each of the other planets are tainted for one or the other reason. In the second best category we have Moon and Saturn both are indirectly affected as they disposit DB planets in Navamsha. Between the two, Saturn fares better as it occupies its own sign in Rasi where as Moon is in a Neutral sign. Also, Saturn has better Shadbala. Hence, the second best would be Saturn. Aligning the Lagna with Rahu, the rectified birth time for David Barclay is 17:57:18.68 as against a recorded birth time of 18:00 hrs. Aligning the Lagna with Saturn, the rectified birth time for Frederick Barclay is 18:08:28.92 as against a recorded birth time of 18:10 hrs. H. Bellflower Octuplets


Actually, in the case of Octuplets, the Lagna should get aligned to all the 8 planets! It is also possible that it need not get aligned with all the planets if it can have more than one alignment with one more planets in the given time frame. In this case, the time frame was very stringent as all the eight babies were born within a span of 5 minutes! The first baby was reported to born at 10:43 hrs. The chart is cast for this time.



Planet Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Rahu

Comments on the placement of the planet GO (BE) Combust > 50% VG(CF), Loses Graha Yuddha VG(FR), Wins Graha Yuddha Combust > 50% In Rasi Sandhi, NU GO (BE) EXN

Both Mars and Mercury are Vargottams. But Mars is better placed as it is Vargottama in CF’s sign and Mercury is Vargottama in FR’s sign. Both of them are in Graha Yuddha as well and Mercury appears to have won the War. For the first baby, the Lagna is expected to get an alignment with Mars, though it is slightly affected by losing Graha Yuddha. Next is Mercury as it is Vargottama in a friendly sign. Exaltation placement of Sun in Navamsha should be ignored as it is placed in BE sign in Rasi. Third place should go to Rahu as Rahu is EXN and placed in a NU sign in Rasi. The last two spots will be taken up by Moon (7th) and Jupiter (8th) as they are severely combust, Moon being the better of the two. Now, among the remaining three planets, their ranking (4th, 5th and 6th) between Venus, Sun and Saturn should be determined. Venus is placed in NU few slots above Sun and Sat who are in BE. Hence, Venus should get the 4th spot, Sun the 5th (higher Shadbala than Saturn) and Saturn should get the 6th spot. Hence, the ranking of the planets based on their placements is as follows: Mars Mercury Rahu Venus Sun Saturn Moon Jupiter A table of recorded times of birth and rectified times of birth is given below: Baby A B C

Recorded BT 10:43 10:44 10:45

Alignment with Mars Mercury Saturn 276

Rectified BT 10:39:51.95 10:39:57.94 10:40:58.07


10:45 10:46 10:47 10:47 10:48

Venus Sun Rahu Moon Jupiter

10:41:42.75 10:42:03.9 10:42:36.2 10:43:13.35 10:44.11.32

Looking at the rectified birth times and the corresponding planets that the Lagna gets aligned to, it appears that Saturn and Rahu seem to have swapped their places. All others are in the right order. Knowing the affinity with each other (Sanivad Rahu) and considering the fact that Rahu is disposited by Saturn, this kind of swapping should not be a surprise. Conclusion


t is evident from the above examples that the BTR theory proposed is very well applicable to multiple births also. It is not a coincidence that it was possible to align the Lagna with all the eight planets within a span of 5 minutes and also get the ranking of the planets reasonably right in the Octuplets case. It is a tough test case and the success there gives a big thumps up to the technique proposed beyond any doubt!

Bhrighu Nadi Sangraha by N.Srinivasan Shastry

™ In a female horoscope when Mars contacts Rahu or Saturn before touching Venus marriage will be delayed. ™ Jupiter in his 3rd round when he touches the 3rd house lord or the planet in the 3rd house from Jupiter in the birth chart, the native will face lot of problems. This effect will be worse when the 3rd house lord or the 3rd house has a malefic in it, but when Sun aspects the 3rd house the effect in it will reduced to a maximum extent ™ The planets in the 7th house to Jupiter tells about the natives friends and when Jupiter in his rounds of transit touches Sun or is in the 7th house to Sun the native will be getting good name and fame.


New Light on Jaimini Astrology – III (An Analysis Of The Commentary Of Somanatha)

By Madhura Krishnamurthi Sastri, India Copy Editor: Shanmukha Readership Level: Very Advanced

[Publisher: As the articles of Sastriji were very advanced for the internet Jaimini astrologers we have requested our friend Shanmukha to make extensive notes so that advanced Jaimini adepts can understand many 1st time revealed points by Sastriji even though these articles first appeared in Oct 1962. We hope Shanmukhas efforts have addressed the complains we received from Jaimini net forums regarding the new concepts explained by Maduraji although they are part of the standard commentaries of Jaimini.]

One of the oldest authorities on Jaimini Astrology, he graced the Astrological Magazine in 1960s under immense persuasion of Late Dr Raman and gave us some rare jewels in Jaimini Astrology. At the age of 80, he lives in a small town in Andhra Pradesh. Incidentally not many in India & West know that Andhra Pradesh has been the land of Jaimini Astrology after Banaras. Revered Sastriji leads a strict Brahminical life along with being very open minded & extremely humble. His humility only shows his supreme mastery over astrology. He and Iranganti Rangacharya are considered as the foremost authorities alive today in Jaimini Astrology.

In the previous articles, I discussed the various types of Lagnas, the planet causing Raja Yoga, determination of Yogada and Kevala planet. Now, I shall discuss the determination of Argala and different types of Argala for Yogada and Kevala planets. Let us discuss now Argala for a Yogada planet. The Sage Jaimini states in his sutras as follows:

जकालघिटकाेक षास ु राजानः janmakālaghaṭikāsveka dṛṣāsu rājānaḥ




राँयंशकगाणवै ार् rāśyaṁśakadṛgāṇairvā A planet becomes Yogada if it aspects either all or any two of Janma Lagna, Navamsa Lagna and Drekkana lagna. If this planets aspects Lagna, Hora Lagna and Ghatika Lagnas, it will cause powerful Raja Yoga. This planet is called Drashta or Nidhyata. The Argala is defined by Jaimini as 4th, 2nd, 11th house from any house or its occupant.  

दारभाग्य शूलागर्ळ िनातःु dārabhāgya śūlasthārgaḻa nidhyātuḥ If there is Argala for a Yogada planet without Argala Bhanga (Cancellation of Argala) or any malefic yoga, it will cause a powerful Raja Yoga. Let us take a case of birth on 8th Aug 1912 at 7-33 p.m IST.

(Copy Editor: As already stated in the earlier articles, Sri Madhura Krishnamurthi Sastri uses his own Ayanamsa. The chart is generated with our open source software to the maximum extent possible to get the longitudes given by the author. For the benefit of the users we are giving below, the longitudes given by the author. ) Born on 08th Aug 1912 at 19:33 hrs I.S.T. Sun: 26Ge10-16 Moon: 25Ta57-0 Mars: 24Le32-52 Merc: 17Le01-0 Jup: 16Li10-0 Ven: 05Le25-0 Sat: 13Ar20-0 Rahu: 25Pi55-40 Lagna: 11Aq26 Hora Lagna: Pisces Ghatika Lagna: Scorpio


In this Drekkana chart Parivritti Trayapaksha method is followed. That is Drekkanas are assigned continuously for the twelve signs from Aries; the first three Drekkanas of Aries will be allotted to Aries, Taurus, and Gemini; the three Drekkanas of Taurus will be for the next three signs and so on.  

The Chara karakas for the example chart is given in the following table Sl. No 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8



Atma Karaka Amatya Karaka Bhatri Karaka (Brother) Matri Karaka (Mother) Pitri Karaka (Father) Putra Karaka (Children) Jnati Karaka (enemies) Dara Karaka (Spouse)

Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Saturn Venus Rahu

Ghatika Lagna (GL) is Scorpio and Hora Lagna is Pisces. (Copy Editor: For determining Chara karaka, the longitude of Rahu to be counted from the end of the sign, therefore (30° - 25° 55́ 40˝ = 04° 4́ 20˝). The Hora lagna given by the author is not getting tallied with our software calculation. This may be because of the Ayanamsa difference. At this point, we want to add one more thing. As explained in the 1st article in this series, Sri Madhura Krishnamurthi Sastri uses the method given in the Jataka Sara Sangraha for the calculation of Hora Lagna. Similarly, for calculation of Ghatika Lagna, the counting of houses should be from Lagna at a rate of one house per Ghatika. Jhora calculates that from Sun, instead of Lagna. Another Scholar Sri Iranganti Rangacharya has endorsed the method of Jataka SaraSangraha and accordingly the same is followed in our software. Madura (Jataka Sarasangraha Method): Hora Lagna: Pisces Ghatika Lagna: Scorpio whereas Jhora (Presume they are following Parasara): Hora Lagna: Virgo & Ghatika Lagna: Gemini) In this chart, the Sun aspects both Janma Lagna and Drekkana Lagan; so Sun is the Yogada planet. Sun aspects Ghatika lagna also. Jaimini Sutras 1-1-5 to 1-1-9 give the rules about Argala and Argala cancellation. Sun has planets in the 2nd and 11th, no planet in the 12th, has Ketu above in the 3rd and no planet in the 4th. So, Sun has therefore ¾ Argala. Since Jupiter (a powerful benefic) is in the 5th house from Sun, it has ¼ Argala. So, Sun has (¼ + ¾) one full Argala. But, if malefic are in the 5th, 8th, 9th houses, so Argala is cancelled. Since Sun 280

with 他 Argala effects, aspects Ghatika Lagna that is occupied by Jupiter, the native has full Raja Yoga. In this horoscope Arudha Lagna is Leo, and Arudha for the 7th house is Gemini which is mutually third and eleventh houses, enhancing the Raja yoga effect. It might be mentioned that this chart has Kemadruma Yoga as the malefic Rahu and Ketu occupy 2nd and 8th houses from Lagna and Arudha Lagna. The effect of Kemadruma is begging. According to Somanatha the effect becomes more malefic if aspected by Moon. But the malefic must be equally balanced in both the houses (2 and 8); otherwise the malefic effects of Kemadruma are cancelled. In this chart there is no balancing of malefic; so Kemadruma does not exist. This rule must be observed for Pada, Karaka and Lagna. All these three must have Kemadruma effect.

In this case, Rahu and Ketu are in 2nd and 8th houses causing slightly malefic effect in the Rasi chart. In the Navamsa chart, 2nd house from Sun is free and exalted Mercury is in the 8th house. In the Drekkana chart, 2nd house from Sun is having the benefic Venus and 8th house is free. It must be remembered that Rasi chart is more powerful than the Drekkana chart in deciding malefic and benefic effects. So the evil effects for Drekkana and Arudha Lagna may be ignored. According to Raghava Bhatta, the association of Saturn with Moon is bad. But in this chart, since Moon is exalted, there are no evil effects.


According to Kalpalatha, as the native is born in a fixed sign Aquarius, the Argala effects are increased. So the ¾ benefic Argala effect for the Sun is as good as full Argala effects causing Raja Yoga. Now and then, there will be difficulties, excess of expenditure on the dependents and servants and for obtaining public recognition. Since Sun is in the 12th house from Arudha lagna, loss of money through government is indicated. The native will aspire more for fame than for wealth. In the Drekkana chart, as 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 signs are occupied respectively by Sun, Rahu, Venus, Mercury and Mars and as Venus aspects Drekkana Lagna, the native will acquire wealth through noble means. In this chart, 7th house is stronger than 1st due to the association of many planets, of which Mars has traveled the maximum degrees in the Rasi – the Seventh house. Mars is the lord of 3rd and 10th houses and so the native will earn money through self-effort. Gemini is the 7th Arudha and the Yogada planet Sun is in the second house from Gemini. The native will become prosperous after marriage. Karaka for marriage – Rahu – is in the second house from Lagna strengthening the previous influence. Since Saturn, the Putra Karaka (PK) and Moon, the Amatya Karaka (AmK) are in the 11th house from Sun, prosperity increases with the birth of children. Since Mars is in a friendly sign in association with Mercury and Venus, since Jupiter is in 9th from Mars (in Drekkana), the native earns his livelihood by his own intelligence and education. Since Jupiter – Karaka for Wealth – is in trine to Sun, the benefic effects for acquisition of wealth become very powerful. The same combination will also be responsible for making the native highly learned conferring a scientific outlook, moral discipline and intellectual acumen. In studying the Bhavas of a chart, Jyotisha Phala Ratnamala 7-15 states that Lagna, Yogada and Vilagna (Ghati and Hora Lagnas) must be studied for assessing the effects of the different houses according to certain Sages. But it is essential that the strongest of these must be taken before arriving at a final conclusion. Again, the Sun (Yogada planet) and Mars (the lord of Ghatika Lagna), are powerful according to the rules of Jaimini. These two planets must be the starting points for studying bhavas in this chart. Sometimes Karakamsa Lagna, Arudha Lagna and Janma Lagna alone have to be considered, which will be considered later. 282

Longevity: In deciding longevity, the following points are to be considered. 1. Lords of Lagna and 8th house 2. Lagna and Moon 3. Lagna and Hora Lagna 4. Ayur Lagna 5. Sapada Ghatika Lagna 6. Longevity from the lords of 9th and 12th Rasi 7. Longevity from the lord of 8th house 8. Longevity from the lord of the 8th house of Karaka and a few more. Determine the Ayurlagna from the most applicable of these and determine the time of death through the dasas of Varnada and Brahma. In this chart, all planets excepting the Nodes and the Sun are in fixed Signs; Lagna is a fixed Sign; we must determine longevity through different methods. 1. Lord of Lagna Saturn is in a fixed sign. Lord of 8th house Jupiter is in a fixed sign; therefore short life. 2. Lagna – fixed sign; Moon – fixed sign Æ short life 3. Lagna – fixed sign; Hora lagna – Dual sign ÆFull life. In this process, two methods give short life. In determining 8th house lord, the following rule of an ancient work is to be remembered: Sign Taurus Leo Scorpio Aquarius

8th sign [Vridda Karika Method] Gemini Cancer Sagittarius Capricorn

(Copy Editor: The table above gives 8th house reckoning for fixed signs according to Vriddha Karika method. For remaining signs 8th house shall be found by counting 8th sign according to Prakriti Chakra, that is Zodiacal for Odd sign, and Anti-Zodiacal for others. Ayur Lagna and Sapadaghatika Lagna (also known as Chaturdhamsa Rasi) mentioned above needs another article for their explanation. Readers will do well to read commentary “Jaimini Sutramritam” by Sri Iranganti Rangacharya for more details)  

In this chart, Aquarius is the Lagna and the 8th house is Capricorn having Saturn for their joint lordship. In this special case, choose lord of the 8th house from Saturn. Here Jupiter is the planet required and is in the fixed sign. (Copy Editor: It looks author has taken the natural 8th house from the sign occupied by the lord Saturn.) 283

As the Moon is neither in the 1st nor in the 7th house, there is no need to take Lagna and the Moon for finding longevity. For this native Ayurlagna is Aquarius, Sapadaghatika lagna is Scorpio. Aquarius is Dharma Rasi and Scorpio is Artha Rasi, therefore the longevity is short. Commentators like Venkateswara and others want to take Navamsa chart also for consideration. Then the lord of Ayurlagna Saturn is in Aries Navamsa (Movable), lord of 8th house Mars is in Scorpio (Fixed). Therefore, longevity is of medium type. Mars, the lord of Sapadaghatika lagna is in fixed Navamsa and the lord of 8th house Jupiter is in fixed Navamsa. Hence short life indicated. Another Method: According to Jaimini’s text 2-1-23,

िपतृलाभरोगेशूािणकं टकािदेत ैवं िऽधा pitṛlābharogeśaprāṇikaṁṭakādisthesvataścaivaṁ tridhā, The lords of the 8th houses from 1 and 7 are Jupiter and Moon; Moon is strong and in the 4th house, therefore the native is long- lived. It is the practice to consider Karaka in the following manner. Sun is the Karaka; the lords of the 8th house from the Sun and its 7th house are Saturn and the Sun. Since Saturn is strong and is in the 11th house from Karaka, it indicates medium life. (Copy Editor: A very important principle is here indicated by the author. In Parasara system, Sun is 1 considered as Karaka for Body. Yet, in Jaimini, Sun as karaka for Ayurdaya can be deduced from the sutra आयःु िपतृिदन ेशाां āyuḥ pitṛdineśābhyāṁ as upalakshana. )

Drekkana Ayurdaya According to Somanatha, longevity is to be settled by considering the Drekkanas of the Lagna and its 7th house using the rule Chara – Chara, etc. Since the lord of Lagna is in Leo Drekkana and the lord of the 7th house Sun is in Pisces Drekkana according to the dictum sthira dwandwa Chara sthirastha thus long life. Then after applying different processes of longevity determination and eliminating the inappropriate ones, we find that on the basis of the strong disposition of the Sun and Saturn in a common and a fixed sign (in Drekkana chart) respectively, the type of Ayurlagna indicated in the Drekkana chart should be accepted. In the Rasi chart, the Sun is in a movable sign without any association. In the Drekkana he is stronger because a planet joins him. Saturn’s disposition is also stronger in Drekkana. Hence Ayurlagna should be judged from Drekkana chart and a full term, i.e., over 66 years is denoted.


Refer to Jataka Narayaneeyam Yogavali Khandam By Sri Vadrevu Suryanarayana Murthi.  284

Brahma Planet: It is not easy to decide the Brahma Planet. According to Krishna Mishra, if there are no planets in the odd signs behind the strongest of the Signs – Lagna and its 7th – choose the planet in the even signs to select Brahma planet. In our example, Sun is behind the seventh house and therefore the Brahma plane. There are a number of types of Dasas based on this Brahma planet and let us choose Sthira Dasa among them for consideration. In this Sthira dasa, the third part (khanda) indicates death. Brahma planet is Sun and start Sthira dasa from Cancer, occupied by Sun, the Brahma planet. 1st part is of Cancer, Leo, Virgo and Libra. 2nd part is Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn and Aquarius. 3rd part is Pisces, Aries, Taurus and Gemini. The dasa years are 7, 8, and 9 for movable, fixed and dual signs respectively according to Jaimini sutra 2-3-35. Now, the most afflicted Sign in the third part must be decided to fix the death inflicting dasa. The aphorism

ु पपमे पाप कोनिे रपरोगयोः पापेवा papamadhye pāpa koneripurogayoḥ pāpevā decides the most afflicted Sign in a chart. If a sign is between malefic or has malefic in Trines, or 8th and 12th houses, is the most afflicted. According to this rule, Aries is the most afflicted – more afflicted than Gemini. Aries dasa is for 7 years after the 72 year. Sutra 2-1-38 decides the Antaradasa for death. The Navamsa rasi – Aries- is aspected by Mars, the lord of 8th house. Therefore Aries antaradasa in Aries dasa brings about death. This means 77 years and 7 months. Varnada Dasa: This also decides the period of death. Janma Lagna Aquarius is odd and Hora lagna Pisces is even. Aquarius is 11th and Hora lagna is the 12th of the natural zodiac. The most malefic of the trines from Varnada sign ends the life. Leo is most afflicted. Start from Hora Lagna which is stronger than Lagna as it is dual and is associated with planets and note down the dasa years for each Sign according to Prakriti Chakra, till Leo dasa is reached. 285

This indicates medium life and does not tally with Brahma dasa results. Different methods in fixing Brahma planet and other types of dasas associated with it will be given later. Sl. No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Dasa Sign

Dasa Years

Pisces Aquarius Capricorn Sagittarius Scorpio Libra Virgo Leo

5 4 9 12 4 11 2 12

Total 59 years (Copy Editor: Please refer to the previous article for calculation of dasa years for Varnada dasa. Here, in this chart, since HL and Lagna are of different nature, so their difference (12 - 11 = 1) will be the Varnada number. Since, it is one in this case; counting one sign from dasa rasi gives same rasi. Yet, in this article the author used (Count minus 1) as dasa years, whereas in the previous article published in Feb 2009 Vol 5 Saptarishis Astrology he used Count (As it is) as dasa years. If earlier method is followed, then we get 67 as dasa years as total, instead of 59 years.) As regards Ayurdaya – Longevity – Parasara methods determine it easily as full or long since the lords of Lagna, 8th and 10th houses are strong and since the benefics and lord of Lagna are in Kendras. But, Parasara method is not so definite in many cases for which intelligent methods have to be devised for fixing longevity.

In Sarvagna Bhushana, a powerful benefic in the 10th house inclines one to look at the various positions from the spiritual angle and realize the worthlessness and instability of the various things and enjoyments on the earthly planet and develops a renouncing spirit which is called Gnana. Malefics in the 10th house makes on look from a materialistic angle. Benefic in the house when powerful (positional strength, varga strength and Avasta strength) leads one to higher thinking.



Jaimini System – A Revelation By Madhura Krishnamurthi Sastri, India. Translator: Sreeram Medapali Copy Editor: Shanmukha Article Submission: Aug, 2008 Readership Level: Very Advanced



In the science of predictive astrology, there are 3 famous systems – Parasara, Jaimini and Yavana. Among them, Jamini School gives remarkable and specific predictions using distinctly different methods from the other two. In this paper, an overview of Jaimini system is discussed with the help of Somanatha Mishra’s Kalpalatha a commentary on Jaimini Sutras.

One of the oldest authorities on Jaimini Astrology, he graced the Astrological Magazine in 1960s under immense persuasion of Late Dr Raman and gave us some rare jewels in Jaimini Astrology. At the age of 80, he lives in a small town in Andhra Pradesh. Incidentally not many in India & West know that Andhra Pradesh has been the land of Jaimini Astrology after Banaras. Revered Sastriji leads a strict Brahminical life along with being very open minded & extremely humble. His humility only shows his supreme mastery over astrology. He and Iranganti Rangacharya are considered as the foremost authorities alive today in Jaimini Astrology. Mr Sastri has supported Saptarishis Astrology right from its inception stage.


Parasara System:

In this system delineation of twelve bhavas (houses) that is Tanu, Dhana etc., and Dasa and Antara dasa results occupy a major role. In this system, results related to the bhavas like Tanu, Dhana, Bhratri, Matri bhava etc are determined by the relationship between planets and bhavas and fructification of results is determined from the results of dasa – antardasa. The dasa system in this school is planet based and Vimsottari, Astottari, Shodashottai etc. dasas are discussed. The application of these dasas is decided by the time of birth of the native i.e. specific combinations on the horoscope, yet; in general, the results are decided by Vimsottari dasa only.



Yavana System:

In this school of thought, the results are decided by the following six types of combinations 1 Grahaja: The results that planet give of its own, i.e. the signification of planet 2 Bhavaja: The results by significations of the houses 3 Rashija: The results by the signification of signs Aries, Taurus etc. 4 Graha Bhavaja: The result of a planet in a particular house. 5 Graha Rasija: The results of planet in a particular sign 6 Graha Yogaja: The results of the combination planets, signs and houses These six types of results are modified by the permutations and combinations of individual significations of signs and planets, combinations of two, three planets etc. The dasa system in this school depends on the longevity and then selecting the suitable dasa system.


Jaimini System:

Jaimini system while absorbing the topics from the above two systems, also mentions other topics and distinct / peculiar topics / subject matters. The dasa system is mainly Rasi (Sign) based and is drastically different from the above two systems. It is found that Jaimini concepts are also dealt with in Parasara Hora Sastra (BPHS) by Sage Parasara. Due to non availability of complete and unadulterated version of BPHS, it is difficult to understand the Jaimini concepts with the available BPHS versions.

2.0 Kalpalatha1 – An Exposition of Jaimini Somanatha Mishra, son of Krishna Mishra wrote Kalpalatha, his commentary on Jaimini Sutras. He explained in the work about the concept introduced in the Jaimini Upadesa Sutras chapter wise and indicated that Sage Jaimini wrote 8 Chapters (Adhyayas) in Sutra form, 4 Chapters each on mathematical and predictive part. We explain in the following lines the introductory chapter given by Somanatha Mishra for the benefit of readers.

अथ भगवानाचायर्ः कालपज्ञानाथ गिणत शां सूऽााय चतु यं िन तारा सवषां जूनामिप

ु ार्न परलोक ज्ञानाथ च कारक ल िेण नवंशकािदिभः फलपिरज्ञानाथ ूभरंु जनाथ च आयज्ञ उपदेशााय चतु यं ूकटीकरोित

atha bhagavānācāryaḥ kālapajñānārthaṁ gaṇita śāstraṁ sūtrādhyāya catuṣṭayaṁ nirūpya taddvārā sarveṣāṁ jantūnāmapi phalaparijñānārthaṁ prabhuraṁjanārthaṁ ca āyurjñāna paraloka jñānārthaṁ ca kāraka lagna drekkaṇa navaṁśakādibhiḥ upadeśādhyāya catuṣṭayaṁ prakaṭīkaroti


Copy Editor’s Note: Kalpalatha is still in manuscript form. This author has done wonderful job in procuring the manuscript from all available source and preserving it for the future generations. 288

Translation: Maharshi Jaimini, the divine incarnation, explained mathematical part (Ganita Sastra) (theory related to calculation of planets, tithi etc) in four chapters and predictive part in another four chapters. Through these four chapters on Predictive part He enumerated means to predict good and bad results for all lives including animals, to determine the longevity, the knowledge about netherworlds, predictions regarding the lives of kings, using Karaka, lagna, drekkana and navamsa. Somanatha mentioned the various topics discussed in the Jaimini Sutras chapter wise in the following lines.

् अिन शाे ूथमााये संज्ञा कारक पद राजयोगािद िनणयते। asmin śāstre prathamādhyāye saṁjñā kāraka pada rājayogādi nirṇīyate |

Translation: In this Upadesa sasthra, Sage Jaimini explained the significations of signs, karaka planets, Arudha Pada, Rajayoga and their respective results in the first chapter. Explanation: There are four chapters each comprising four padas (quarter) and hence resulting in total 16 padas. First quarter contains 35 sutras and discusses • Rasi Drishis • Argala • Chara karaka Æ Atma Karaka (AK) etc. • Arudha Pada Second quarter contains 121 sutras, discusses Karakamsa and houses from Karakamsa Lagna. 3rd quarter contains 45 sutras, explains various Dhana and Rajayogas from Arudha Lagna (AL). Fourth quarter deals with the spouse, children, brothers and devotion from Upapada lagna (UL) in 49 sutras. So, in total, the first Chapter contains 250 sutras. This chapter lists 40 dasa systems in total.

ितीयाायेत ु ल कारक आयदु ार्य दशािवशेषािद। dvitīyādhyāyetu lagna kāraka āyurdāya daśāviśeṣādi |

Translation: In second Adhyaya (Chapter), calculation of longevity from natal lagna and Karaka lagna, determination of maraca planets, various dasa systems and their respective calculation were discussed.

ितीयाये चािरंशशानयनं। dvitīyādhyaye catvāriṁśaddaśānayanaṁ |

Translation: Forty sign dasas and their calculation were explained in 2nd chapter. 289

Explanation: In Jaimini Sutras 1st quarter of 2nd chapter, Sage Jaimini explained calculation of longevity of the native, Ayurdasas and respective Maraka planets, and calculation of antara dasa in total 60 sutras. In 2nd quarter Sage explained the death inflicting periods for Father, Mother, Spouse and the co-borns and the cause of their death in total 33 sutras. In 3rd quarter, He mentioned variations of different dasas, strength of signs and planets, death inflicting periods for Matri, Pitri bhavas etc. in total 30 sutras. In 4th quarter, He explained variations of Chara Dasa, calculation of various other sign dasas and general results of Rasi Dasas in 37 sutras. Somanatha explained these 40 dasas, but didn’t explain the calculation of them. He directed 2 the readers to read the “Mula Sastra ” by Kalidasa. Somanatha mentioned the following dasas in the 2nd chapter of Kalpalatha. 1. Atma Dasa 2. Chara Dasa 3. Varnada Dasa – 4 types 4. Nakshatra Dasa 5. Navamsa Dasa 6. Sthira Dasa 7. Shoola Dasa 8. Prakarantara Shoola Dasa (Another variation of Shoola Dasa) 9. Yoga Dasa also known as Yogartha Dasa 10. Prakarantara Chara Dasa (Another variation of Chara Dasa) – 3 Types 11. Karaka Dasa 12. Chara Paryaya Dasa 13. Sthira Paryaya Dasa – 2 Types 14. Nakshatra Bheda Dasa 15. Trikona Dasa 16. Drishti (Drik) Dasa 17. Kendra Dasa Somanatha extensively dealt with the calculation of the longevity of the native, detemination of Maraka (Daeth inflicting) planets, Maraka planets for Mother and Father etc. Raghava Bhatta, the author of “Jataka Sara Sangraha” explained the following 12 Ayur (longevity) dasas in the Ayurdaya Part (Longevity Chapter). 1. 2. 3. 4.

Hora Dasa Darpana Dasa Soola Dasa Maheswara Dasa


Copy Editor’s Note: Mula sastra means the main (root) science. It looks this Jaimini Sastra was more exhaustive than that is available to us. Also one can note from the list of the dasas that today’s available knowledge base have not even heard of these dasas hence we must be thankful to Madura Sastrigaru to atleast mention these new dasas from Kalpalatha to increase our inquisitiveness to earn that knowledge. 290

5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Atma Nadi Dasa Sthira Dasa Varnada Dasa Chara Paryaya Dasa Atmanobhava Pamsa Dasa Jaya Bhava Pamsa Dasa Atmamsa Bhava Pamsa Dasa Drekkana Dasa

Mostly the first and second chapters of Jaimini Sutras are popular. We have the following commentaries for the 1st and 2nd chapters available and even in BPHS; there is an exposition in verses of the concepts in 1st and 2nd chapter only. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.


Neelakantha , being most popular Bala Krishnananda Swami Venkateswara Vriiti Guru Vritti Kesava Daivajna Vriddha Karikas Jaimini Sutrartha Prakasika Jaimini Padyamritam Achyutananda Jha Vyakhya Sitaram Jha Vyakhya Commentary by B.Suryanarain Rao, published by Dr. B.V.Raman

Somanatha writes the following, in the 2nd chapter of Kalpalatha.

तृतीयााये िेणवैषियक राजयोग आयदु ार्य अरंग षोडशदशा नयनं ीलक्षणिनच। tṛtīyādhyāye drekkaṇavaiṣayika strīlakṣaṇanica|






Translation: Sage Jaimini gave exposition of Rajayoga, calculation of longevity according to Drekkana, 16 other dasas, female horoscopy in the 3rd chapter. Explanation: Sage Jaimini explained Rajayogas from Drekkana chart in the first quarter, determination of longevity according to Drekkena and 16 types of Rasi dasas according to Antaranga Sashtra (explained later in this paper) in 2nd quarter, female horoscopy in 3rd quarter and determination of Yoga Bhanga (Cancellation of Yogas), various dasas, Argala, Raja Yoga according to Amsa (Navamsa) in the 4th quarter of 3rd chapter.

ु ाये त ु मृित लक्षण नानादेशसंचार परलोक िवधायक चतदु श र् दशानयनम।् चथधार्

इित म ूयोजनािन॥ cathurdhādhyāye tu mṛti lakṣaṇa nānādeśasaṁcāra paraloka vidhāyaka caturdaśa daśānayanam|


Publisher: Till date all English publications of Jaimini Sutras from rest of India except Andhra Pradesh & Banaras have only followed Neelakantha’s commentary hence there is an urgent need to get the other commentaries translated if one has to understand basics of Jaimini. 291

iti grandhasya prayojanāni ||

Translation: Sage Jaimini gave exposition of nature of death, visiting other countries, life after death and 14 types of dasas. Explanation: In the commentary of Somanatha, Drekkana plays an important role. He writes Drekkana is Antaranga sastra (which is an implied secret system). He writes

तृतीयााये ल कारक ूवृ शा बिहरंगात िे् ण शा अरंगात।् अरंगबिहरयोररंगो बलीयान॥्

इित ायेन अरशा गाणरी ैव फलािधकं ूवृिमित ायेन गानाायः ूवृः॥ tṛtīyādhyāye lagna kāraka pravṛtta śāstrasya bahiraṁgatvāt drekkaṇa śāstrasya antaraṁgatvāt| antaraṁgabahirangayorantaraṁgo balīyān || iti nyāyena antarangaśāstrasya dṛgāṇarītyaiva phalādhikaṁ pravṛttamiti nyāyena dṛgānādhyāyaḥ pravṛttaḥ ||

Translation: In Somanatha’s interpretation, 3rd chapter of Jaimini Sutras deals with the Antaranga system. The results described by the Lagna, Karaka, Karakamsa and Arudha are called Bahiranga system (As apparent/ external system), where as 3rd chapter deals with 4 Antaranga system (An implied system) of Drekkana . And since the implied is more powerful than the apparent, the 3rd chapter of Jaimini Sutras is very important and the results ascribed shall be read from the Drekkana chart. 5

Explanation: We could fortunately get hold of the Neelakantha commentary on 3rd and 4th chapters of Jaimini sutras which I could transcribe from the manuscript available with our Gurudeva Sri Venkata Ramana Daivajna. We learnt that it was printed in Bombay decades ago, but isn’t traceable. Sri B.V.Raman published English commentary by Sri S.K.Kar, Calcutta on these 3rd and 4th chapters. But after studying the manuscript of Neelakantha commentary, we could find that there is a lot of difference in Sutras between Neelakantha’s commentary and Sri S.K.Kar’s commentary. Neelakantha commentary has 145 sutras in 4th quarter of 3rd Chapter, where as these Sutras are no resemblance with the Sutras given by Sri S.K.Kar. Yet, these sutras in Sri S.K.Kar’s commentary are in resemblance with the manuscript No. 13727 of Madras Oriental Libray, Chennai. So it is doubtful whether the manuscript available with us of Neelakantha commentary is original or not.


Copy Editor’s Note: In Jaimini system, Drekkana chart has an important role in determining Rajayoga next only to Rasi chart. Though Parivriiti Drekkana chart is popular in this system, yet Somanatha gave another Parivriiti Drekkana popularly known as Somanatha Drekkana. Readers do well to learn it from Standard work like Jaimini Sutramritam by Rangacharya, 1st chapter. 5 Copy Editor’s Note: This is fantastic. It is not still available in print. 292


We couldn’t trace out the complete work of Somanatha’s Kalpalatha, but up to the commentary for 1st quarter of 4th chapter only. And again, the Somanatha commentary on 3rd and 4th chapters differs distinctly with S.K.Khar’s commentary. 3.0

Important Parameters for Analysis of an Horoscope

Somanatha mentioned four important parameters for the analysis of a horoscope. • Lagna • Karaka • Drekkana • Amsaka (He interpreted Amsaka as Arudha Pada) The following 5 lagnas useful for determination of Rajayoga on the horoscope • Tripravana Lagna • Sri Lagna • Indu Lagna • Vilagna • Bhagadhikamsa Lagna (Karakamsa Lagna) The following other lagnas can also be effectively used, but these are secondary7. • Hora Lagna • Ghati Lagna • Chandra Lagna Yogada and Kevala Grahas play an important role in determining the Raja Yoga and Avayoga of the horoscope. The planet aspecting lagna is called Drashta or Yogada planet and ‘Argala shall be calculated only to Yogada planet only8’. The strength and influence on this planet shall decide the extent of Raja Yoga of the horoscope. 6

Copy Editor’s Note: This author couldn’t get the commentary for 2nd, 3rd, 4th quarters of 4th chapter even after consulting available manuscripts in Adyar Manuscript Library and Tanjavur (Tanjore) Saraswati Mahal Library.


Publishers Note: One must note that here the word secondary has been used for Hora, Ghatika & Moon Asc whereas till date all of us Jaimini aspirants have been using them as the main primary factor to determine rajayogas; we remain indebted to our author for opening our eyes. 8 Publishers Note: This point on usage of Argala cannot be ignored and Maduraji, shows us that the way generally Argala has been used for the last few decades is totally wrong & at the same time his experience of differential application of Argala as brought out by Somanatha Mishra of Kalpalatha fame might have made him change his stance of usage of Argala that he wrote in 1962. As is the true parampara of scholars to always quote verse from relevant manuscript so as not to misguide students in learning of shastra, here is the verse for Argala from Madurajis copy of Kalpalatha सवर्ऽािप िार मिधकृ  ैव

अगर्ल पिरज्ञानम।् न त ु िवल कारकयोः॥


4.0 Applicability of Dasas – The Speciality 4.1

Raja Yoga Dasas

Out of dasas mentioned in 2nd Chapter of Jaimini Sutras only 11 dasas can be applied to Rajayoga horoscopes. Out of them only 5 are useful for the horoscopes of Kings. Below you would find 4 dasas which are equally applicable for any rajayoga horoscope and the results gotten similar with any two dasas always come true. • Yogartha Dasa • Manduka Pluti Dasa (Pluti means Jump). • Labhadhipastha Drekkana Dasa 9 • Bhava Rahasya Dasa 4.2

Ordinary Dasas

The following dasas are applicable for Kings with no Rajayoga or for the Kings with Rajayoga Bhanga (Cancellation of Rajayoga) in the horoscope.10 • • • • • • • 4.3

Nakshatra Bheda Dasa Nakshatra Raja Dasa Nisarga Dasa Chara Dasa Chara Paryaya Dasa Sthira Paryaya Dasa Gochara (Trikona) Dasa Ayur Dasas for Longevity

Somanatha Mishra mentioned that Longevity should be calculated from lagna, lord of 8th, Moon, Hora Lagna, Ghatika Lagna and Drekkana. The following dasas are useful for longevity. • • • • 5.0

Bramha Graha Dasa Varnada Dasa Chara Dasa Chara Paryaya Dasa Conclusion:

sarvatrāpi draṣṭāra madhikṛtyaiva argala parijñānam |na tu vilagna kārakayoḥ ||

Literal Translation: Argala shall always be calculated ONLY from the apecting planet. Never from the lagna (Vilagna) or from the Karaka (Presumably Atmakaraka planet). 9

Copy Editor’s Note: Readers can find the exposition of this dasa only in Jataka Sara Sangraha By Raghava Bhatta, bhava means house, rahasya means secret. 10 Copy Editor’s Note: The heading says Oridinary dasas whereas the explanation given means it is for Kings only, we are unable to ratify this contradiction from Maduraji due to his ill-health. 294

Thus, Somanatha Mishra mentioned many parameters for the analysis of horoscope, which are distinctly different from Parasara and Yavana systems. His father Krishna Mishra mentioned much more details in his treatise “Phalaratnamala”. He claimed to have followed Sarvajna Muni (Sage Sarvajna) in writing the book. It looks that the school of these two great commentators of Jaimini system is very ancient and much more exhaustive in content and drastically differs from the modern commentators. And since this wonderful Jaimini Tradition is lost to us, it is difficult to understand this system comprehensively. It is learnt that Jain Astrologers also have done excellent work on this system, if a massive hunt is carried out in the manuscript libraries available across India, it is hoped that this system could be revived to the maximum possible extent. We hope suitable steps should take place in near future by eminent scholars.

In Bhaskara’s Bhava Deepika, it is said that a benefic in the 10th is

necessary to perform religious sacrifices leading to Moksha. Guru in the 10th makes one a Gnani (knowledge man) but Ketu in 10th can advance the native further after real knowledge, devotion and yogik action leading to ultimate salvation, that is, while the theoretical part of spiritualism is governed by Jupiter, the practical side of spiritualism is dominated by Ketu. – From the writings of Late D.V.Subba Rao, a giant of astrology Kamadehenu Yoga is caused when the 11th lord occupies a kendra and the native is revered by kings, own women and is intelligent – Vasista Jataka.


Real Jaimini Navamsa1 Revealed –2 An analysis based on Jyotisha Phalaratnamala of Krishna Mishra

By Shanmukha, India. Readership Level: Advanced


[Dedication: This first article of my life is reverentially dedicated to my Guru Mahamahopadhyaya Sri Iranganti 2 Rangacharya .]

a.k.a T.S.V.R.Nageswara

Rao, is 30 years, a graduate in Electronics and Communication Engineering, works in a Science organization of Indian Govt. He started his study of Astrology when he was 22 years old and though not traditionally trained, he is very fond of the wonderful system of Jaimini and learns it from his Guru Sri Iranganti Rangacharya. He, is now working on ancient commentaries on Jaimini and writes some of his musings on Jaimini system at his personal blog

Karma Yoga in Karakamsa, Yoga for Professional Fame Jaimini says Saturn in Karakamsa or in 2nd house from Karakamsa Lagna indicate the person will be known for his work. The adhikara sutras

ूिस कमर्ीवः शनौ १-२-२० prasiddha karmajjīvaḥ śanau 1-2-20 and

् ु े वा मंदवत १-२-४२ िरःफे बधे riaḥphe budhe dṛṣṭe vā maṁdavat 1-2-42


Though it is Krishna Mishra Navamsa, My Guru calls it Jaimini Navamsa 2 Sri Rangacharya is an erudite scholar and authority on Jaimini system and has been publishing articles on Jaimini since the last five decades. 296

say that Saturn in 2nd or Mercury in 10th or the aspect of Mercury on 10th indicate the person is known for his work. 3

Example: Mother Teresa , 26 August 1910; 14:25 hrs



In the chart of Mother Teresa , Atmakaraka Moon placed in Scorpio Navamsa, with Venus and Jupiter, Ketu in trines. • Mercury in 2nd house and Saturn in 10th house is a combination for Karma Yoga is found in Jaimini Navamsa & not in Parasara Navamsa. Mother Teresa is a real mother for mankind and her service to the nation is recognized worldwide. In fact she was awarded Noble peace award for her service. • Moon as Atmakaraka with two exalted planets in trines in watery signs indicate the kind-heartedness and Love she showered on the helpless. Krishna Mishra gave a specific combination of Moon with Mercury for firm belief in traditions and she was well known for campaign against the birth control operations, for they are against Christianity.

3 Marcello Borges quotes the photo-bio "Faith and Compassion, The Life and Works of Mother Teresa," in Portuguese by Raghu Rai and Navin Chawle, Element Books. Chawle is a civil servant in India and had close contact with the nun. On p.22, “Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was born 26 August 1910 in Skopje. The date is often given as August 27, which is the date she was baptized." Astrolog quotes Astrol Auskunfsbogen for August 27, 1910, 2:25 PM MET. Helen Adams Garret gives August 26 (with 4:58 AM MET, no source) in the ISAR Emailleter Vol.41. As Yugoslovia was on the Julian calendar, the question remains of whether the date is OS or NS. 4 In order to maintain brevity of article, North Indian style charts are not given here, readers can download Jhd files of all the relevant charts in this article from download section. 297

• Look at the Moon in Karakamsa and Mercury in 2nd house. Jaimini indicates the Scorpio Navamsa  हिनः (stanya haniḥ) as meaning the lack of milk. Karakamsa is placed in Scorpio Navamsa and the orphans played an important role in the life of Mother Teresa. • Exalted Jupiter in 9th house with Ketu shows the Mother’s firm belief in her religion. The relevant Jaimini adhikara sutra

् िनः सवादी गु भि १-२-५१ समे शभु ग्योगात धमर्

same śubha dṛgyogāt dharma nityaḥ satyavādī guru bhaktiśca 1-2-51

Translation: If benefic in 9th or aspect 9th, the person will be virtuous, truthful and devoted to preceptor.  

Example: Mahatma Gandhi; 02 Oct 1869; 07:20 Hrs

In Mahatma Gandhi’s horoscope, Atmakaraka is Jupiter occupying his own Navamsa Sagittarius in Jaimini Navamsa, with Saturn and Mercury in 2nd, Rahu in 5th, Venus and Mars in 6th, Sun in 9th, Moon in 12th house. The yoga for professional fame is indicated by Saturn in own house and Mercury in 2nd house from Sg Karakamsa Lagna as per verses quoted previously, and Gandhiji was one of the greatest personalities and adored as Mahatma. Jaimini is again specific about the Mercurys placement in 2nd house.

ु विनजवायिँशिनो वहारिवद सौे

vanijastantuvāyaśśilpino vyavahāravidaśca saumye

Translation: The person will be either a businessman, a weaver, a sculptors, or adept in litigation ( in present scenario, may be a statesman, an executive etc.), if Mercury occupies 2nd house. 298

• Gandhiji’s accumen for his statesmanship and love for his weaving can be attributed to well placed Mercury in 2nd house. • Mars and Venus in 6th house, a prominent house in Artha trikona shows he was a qualified lawyer (Mars), and also involved with politics (Venus). • Well placed Sun in 9th house Leo, indicate his Satyavrata, though there is malefic aspect of Saturn, Rahu and Ketu, but Saturn is well placed in his own house, and Sun himself basically very strong. Yet, the differences with his Guru could not be ruled out, since aspect of Rahu and Saturn on the 9th house. Example: Srikant Jichkar; 14th September 1954; 2:05hrs, 5:30East, 21N09, 79E06, India.

Dr. Srikant Jichkar was a scholar-politician, a qualified medical doctor, an astrologer and a highly qualified person with tons of postgraduate degrees to his credit. Atmakaraka Sun placed in Sagittarius in Jaimini Navamsa, with Venus and Saturn in second house. Jaimini says Saturn in 2nd house indicate the person is well known for his work, Sun in Karakamsa and Venus in 2nd house indicate the person’s inclination towards politics though he was a qualified medical doctor. Mercury in 10th house in own house with well placed Rahu indicate the person is a doctor in allopathic, yet the influence of Sun and Venus on Karakamsa and its 2nd brought him into politics and he worked as a minister at state level a couple of times. Jaimini and Krishna Mishra attribute the signification of logic to Mars. The 2nd house from Karakamsa occupied by well-placed Saturn, itself indicate the person is well known for his work and the aspect of Mars from Leo explains the person’s logical approach and his lectures on analysis of budget were so popular. Moon in 5th house aspected by Mars shows he was a prolific writer and gave him a couple of books to his credit. Sun placed in the sign of Jupiter gave him the knowledge in Vedic scriptures. Krishna Mishra mentions that 4th house and 5th house are the houses of education and mentions different combinations for the expertise in the different branches. He mentions combinations of Moon and Mercury with other planets. He is specific that the combination 299

of Moon with Ketu indicates the person is a poet. Ketu’s occupancy of 4th house and benefic aspect of Mercury, Moon in 5th indicates the person is an educationalist having probably many degrees to his credit. Example: Swami Vivekananda; 12 Jan 1863, 06:33 hrs

In this chart of Swami Vivekananda, Karakamsa Lagna is Sagittarius as Sun is Atmakaraka. • Rahu in 2nd house and Saturn in 10th house of Karakamsa in Jaimini Navamsa indicate the Karma Yoga. Swami Vivekananda is known for his work and who fought for the revival of Hinduism and its application for the benefit of mankind. • Sun being Atmakaraka and well placed Moon occupying the 9th house indicate the person for his excellence in Dharmic life. The verse 1-2-51 cited above mentions that benefic influence on 9th house makes the native righteous, satya vadi and devoted towards the Guru. Swami Vivekananda is known for his quest for the truth, logical approach (Mars in 6th house), and devotion towards Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. In the Karakamsa chart of Swami Vivekananda, 12th house falls in Scorpio Navamsa and Venus and Jupiter occupies it. Sage Jaimini attributes devotion towards Parvati Parameswara (Sa Amba Sive) vide the following Sutra.

ु गणा सांबिशवे १-२-८०

guruṇā sāṁbaśive 1-2-80

Krishna Mishra extended the principle and lists out that Jupiter makes a person

ॄावािद Bramhātmavādi (Ardent follower of Advaita Vedanta)

Swami Vivekananda was an advaita follower and Sun being Atmakaraka adept in Vedanta.


• Krishna Mishra lists out very important combinations for renunciation and which is perfectly valid in case of Swami Vivekananda. The literal interpretation of the combination gives that the influence of Rahu + Saturn in malefic house with aspect of Jupiter and Ketu makes the native either a renunciate or a यित (Yati) who is an ascetic, restains his passions and devotes his life spreading a message. Similarly Jupiter with Mars makes a person a renunciate. 5

• In this chart the 12th house Scorpio occupied by Jupiter with Venus in a malefic Martian sign and strong aspect of Rahu and Ketu, made him a Yati spreading the message of Indian spirtual values.

ु • Jaimini indicated that Rahu in Karakamsa or its 2nd makes a person जांगिलकः (jaṁgulikaḥ). The word was interpreted by most scholars that a person who roams in

forests, yet it could be interpreted as a person who travels a lot in the modern context, for example, service engineers, medical practioners in villages etc. 6

Example: Sri Viswanatha Satyanarayana , 10 Sep 1895; 07:21 hrs, Machilipatnam, India

Sri Viswanatha Satyanarayana, popularly known as “Kavisamrat” was the uncrowned monarch of Telugu literature. He was the most venerated and equally criticised writer of Telugu literature of 20th century. He is an Jnanapith awardee, the highest Indian award for literature and a protagonist with deep belief in indian traditional culture. He excelled in all forms of literature, be it novel, play, prosody, poems etc. • Atmakaraka Moon occupies Sagittarius Navamsa with Mars in Jaimini Navamsa. Saturn in 2nd for fame in the professional front, Jupiter in 6th (he retired as a 5 6

ु े Sage Jaimini treats Venus to be equivalent to Saturn for God worship - Devata Bhakti. शब Source: Jyotisha Ratnavali (Telugu) By K. Seshavatara Sastri, Part 2, page 229. 301

च 1-2-84.

principal). Jaimini and Krishna Mishra were very specific that the influence of Moon on the trines to Karakamsa Lagna makes an author. Moon in Karakamsa, Saturn in 2nd in own navamsa with aspect of Venus and Sun, Rahu in 5th gave him fluency in a number of languages including English (Rahu). • One important combination given by Krishna Mishra is the combination of Mars with Moon or Mercury gives the person fluent in Telugu language. For Atmakaraka Moon conjunct Mars, Sri Viswanatha had more than 100 books to his credit in Telugu and translated Srimat Ramayanam into Telugu. • One more specific combination given by Krishna Mishra is that the combination of Moon with Mars makes person adept in traditional attire and Sri Viswanatha was famous for his campaign for Hindu traditions and even wrote a couple of novels ridiculing the theory of Aryan Invasion. Aspect of Venus on Rahu in 5th house confirms the same. • In this chart, Venus and Sun occupies the 12th house. The Ishta Devata of Sri Viswanatha was Lord Sri Rama and their family constructed and maintained a Siva temple, the Linga being brought by his father from Banaras. He even translated the epic Ramayana with sheer devotion towards Lord Sri Rama. Though he was not a renunciate, yet he used to live a very dharmic and almost renunciate life and did tremendous work in spreading the Hindu culture through his books. • Krishna Mishra lists out a specific combination of Saturn with Venus for devotion towards Lord Venkateswara. Lord Venkateswara was their family diety. In this horoscope Venus occupies 12th house with a strong aspect of Saturn from Capricorn. The aspect of Rahu on 12th house is nullified by Karakamsa falling in Jupitarian sign. Example: Rukmini Arandale; 29 Feb 1904; 12:10 hrs, 09N56, 79E07, India


Rukmini Arandale was a great classical dancer, brought out the Bharatanatyam to the general public. Bharatanatyam was only performed by the traditional families and she is the first female dancer to bring it out. Atmakaraka Mercury in Gemini sign in Jaimini navamsa, Saturn in 2nd, Venus in 4th, Moon in 8th, Sun in 10th and Jupiter and Mars in 12th house. Venus in 4th house is combination for excellence in classical arts. Saturn in 2nd house is a specific yoga for fame in professional front. So far we have seen celebrity charts, now the chart of a common man, the father of this scribe is discussed. Example: Nooka Raju; an Ayurvedic doctor, yet practices allopathy.

This native is a qualified Ayurvedic doctor yet practices Allopathy for his livelihood and leads a dharmic life. He has been doing the Gita Yagna since the last 30 years in the month of Kartika without break. Karakamsa falls in Libra in Jaimini Navamsa, Saturn being Atmakaraka. Jupiter and Sun occupies 5th house in Aquarius, Moon and Mars in 12th house and Mercury and Ketu in 2nd house. Though the native stopped his formal schooling at 8th standard, he is much respected for his traditional knowledge, for his speeches in Gita Yagna and dharmic life. Sage Jaimini says vide the following Sutra

रिवणा वेदांतज्ञो गीतज्ञ raviṇā vedāṁtajño gītajña

िविश वैयाकरणो वेदवेदा िव viśiṣya vaiyākaraṇo vedavedānga vicca

गु संबेण सांूदाय िसिः

guru saṁbandeṇa sāṁpradāya siddhiḥ 303

ु न मीमांसकः बधे budhena mīmāṁsakaḥ

Translation: If the following planets in Karakamsa Lagna or its 5th • • • •

Sun Æ Adept in Vedanta, Bhagavatgita, music Jupiter Æa Grammarian, adept in Veda Vedangas. Jupiter association gives excellence in traditions Mercury Æ adept in reasoning and Mimamsa sasthra.

This can be confirmed with Ketu and Mercury in 2nd house. Krishna Mishra interprets the second sutra viśiṣya vaiyākaraṇo… pertaining to Sun and adds 2nd house for exemplary attributes of the native. Venus in Karakamsa, Moon being the 10th lord and Mercury in 2nd house aspecting 10th indicate the person being an Ayurvedic Doctor and could prepare the medicines at home. Jaimini says if Moon occupy KL and aspected by Mercury it makes one a doctor. Here though that yoga doesn’t apply, but Moon is the 10th lord from KL and Mercury aspects on 10th house. Krishna Mishra says Moon with Mars makes the person adept in traditions, Moon with Venus make the person who wears religious symbols on his body and adept in Japa, good character etc. Look at the Ketu with Mercury in 2nd and Krishna Mishra was specific that the

native will have defective speech अुटवाक ् (asphuṭavāk) if Ketu in 2nd but for the Mercury’s (व) association veto this and gives the native good speech with recital of complex sanskrit verses. In Parasara Navamsa chart, Rahu occupies 12th house indicating the love towards Goddess Durga. But native is strong devotee of Lord Shiva. Now, look at the Jaimini Navamsa chart, where in Moon and Mars occupy the 12th house clearly indicating devotion towards Lord Shiva. Infact, he was instrumental in renovating an old Shiva temple in his native place right from its Bhumi Puja to inauguration. Ketu in 2nd house with Mercury indicates the native is an adept in mechanism. Though, he is a doctor, but a large share of his income comes from Radio and TV mechanic work. In fact this native can repair a variety of instruments without formal training. Sage Jaimini says

के तनु ा घिटक यी ketunā ghaṭika yantrī

Transalation: Ketu in 2nd house makes the native a watch-maker.

Yoga for Politics Jaimini gives yoga for politics and office in government in the following Adhikara Sutras. 304

तऽ रवौ राज कायर्परः १-२-१४ tatra ravau rāja kāryaparaḥ 1-2-14

ु े १-२-१९ राजकीयाः कािमनः शतििय शब rājakīyāḥ kāminaḥ śateṁdriyaśca śukre 1-2-19

ु े राज ूेः १-२-४१ तऽ रिव शब

tatra ravi śukra dṛṣṭe rāja preṣyaḥ 1-2-41

Translation: If Sun in 2nd house, the native leads political life or government servant. If Venus is in 2nd it makes one politician, passionate, and lives for 100 years. If Sun and Venus aspect the 2nd, the native lives as government servant. From the above sutras it can be deduced that planets Sun and Venus are the significators for the connection with the government. Moreover, Venus is the significator for the politics and Sun for the higher jobs like IAS in the government. So, the involvement of Sun and Venus with either Karakamsa Lagna or its 2nd or its 10th indicate the inclination towards the politics or government jobs. Example: Sri P.V.Narasimha Rao, Ex Prime Minister, India


In the chart of Sri P. V. Narasimha Rao, Ex-Prime Minister of India, the Atmakaraka Venus occupies Sagittarius Navamsa in Jaimini Navamsa. Sun occupies 2nd, Mars in 3rd, Moon and Ketu in 5th, Mercury in 7th, Jupiter, Rahu in 11th and Saturn in 12th house. Sri P.V. Narasimha Rao had executed various offices as cabinet minister at both state level and national level, as chief minister of Andhra Pradesh and finally as Prime Minister of


Venus and Mercury occupy equal degrees and hence Venus taken as AK by his Naisargika strength. 305

India. He could miraculously run the minority government for full term of 5 years and introduced financial reforms in the country. • Venus in Karakamsa and Sun in 2nd house is a classical Jaimini Yoga for Politics. • Though no planet occupied the 9th house, but Jupiter’s aspect involving Guru Chandala Yoga and Moon’s aspect with Ketu and inimically placed Sun’s aspect, all lead to the allegations he faced in running the government. He was believed to bribe the opposition parties to attain the majority, and he could not reveal the true story even in his biographical novel “The Insider”. • Also he was the first Prime Minister convicted by the court of law. Look at the Bandhana yoga by Sun in 2nd and Saturn in 12th, Bandhana yoga occurs on Arudha Lagna in the Rasi chart as well. • Now, look at the Venus in Karakamsa, Moon and Ketu in 5th house. Sri Narasimha Rao was a scholar and translated a couple of Telugu works into Hindi and he was believed to fluently speak more than a dozen languages. Look at the influence of 4 planets on 5th house. Example: N.T. Rama Rao; 28 May 1923, 16:05 hrs, Nimmakuru, Andhra Pradesh, India N.T. Rama Rao (NTR) was an actor turned politician, Ex- Chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, a most popular actor of the Telugu film industry. His portrayal of mythological roles were so popular and it is not exaggeration to say his portrait as Lord Krishna can be found in every household of Andhra Pradesh.

• Karakamsa falls in Cancer Navamsa of Jaimini Navamsa, Saturn being Atmakaraka. Venus in 2nd, Mercury in 3rd, Sun in 4th, Mars and Rahu in 5th, Jupiter and Moon in 9th and Ketu in 11th in Jaimini Navamsa Chart.


• NTR was a famous actor earning good deal of money in films and suddenly entered politics and cruised into power. Saturn being Atmakaraka made him famous with the people of Andhra Pradesh. Look at the placement of Venus in 2nd house which finally brought him into politics. • He treated his elders, film directors and writers with much respect. Look at the Jupiter with Moon in 9th in own navamsa pisces. Sage Jaimini finally at the end of the Karakamsa chapter indicates a very important clue in interpreting the dasa as well. He says

सवषां च ैव पाके sarveṣāṁ caiva pāke

Translation: All these results can be applied for judging the sign dasas. 8

This clue is very important and ancient commentaries give much importance to the placement of planets in the dasa sign in both Rasi chart, Navamsa and Dwadasamsa chart. Conclusion: In this paper, the literal translation to the cryptic sutras of Jaimini is given and readers do well to read excellent Sanskrit and English commentary by Sri Rangacharya for better understanding of Jaimini System. A sincere attempt here has been made to understand the Karakamsa chapter of Jaimini Sutras with the aid of Krishna Mishra’s Phalaratnamala. Yet, only a couple of houses are discussed which indeed is the tip of iceberg. 9 These combinations can be applied to Yogada planet as well, which was given a great deal of exposition by Krishna Mishra. This scribe will attempt later to write an exposition on Yogada planets as to what is currently known and what Krishna Mishra expounded. Sage Jaimini indicated to see devotion from 6th planet from Amatyakaraka, which must be well researched. Why the 6th planet shows the devotion? The key lies with understanding 10 the reckoning of 6th house, which was given by a Vriddha karika . We conclude this article with an urge to the scholars to study the ancient commentaries to understand Jaimini concepts, as today the only source we follow is Jaimini’s Upadesha Sutras for which commentaries are most essential along with Vriddha Karikas. And this lack of in-depth study on commentaries is creating confusions in the already cryptic work of Sage Jaimini. We appreciate the lead taken by Saptarishis Astrology in bringing the manuscripts to the access of the jyotish fraternity. [Acknowledgements: This scribe takes the liberty to record the encouragement given by friends by their feedback on his blog, without which this article may not have come out in this form.] 8

For example, see the Drig dasa exposition by Raghava Bhatta in Jataka Sara Sangraha


These Yogada Rajayogas must be applied in Rasi chart only, for example 5th house from Yogada in Rasi chart for devotion etc. 10 Vriddha Karikas are ancient Sanskrit verses on exposition of Jaimini Sutras, the authors of these Vriddha karakas are unknown but their verses (vriddha karakas) are often quoted by ancient commentators like Somanatha Mishra, Raghava Bhatta, Neelakantha. 307

ॐ नमः िशवाय

Graha Chakra By Shanmukha, India [Dedication: This article is reverentially dedicated to my Guru Mahamahopadhyaya Sri Iranganti Rangacharya.]




In Parasara system the reckoning of bhavas is always in the order of natural zodiac, where as in Jaimini system, there are four of ways of reckoning the bhavas (houses). They are

a.k.a T.S.V.R. Nageswara

Rao, is 30 years, a graduate in Electronics and Communication Engineering, works in a scientific organization of Indian Govt. He started his study of Astrology when he was 22 years old and though not traditionally trained; he is very fond of the wonderful system of Jaimini and learns it from his Guru, the Living Legend of Jaimini Astrology Sri Iranganti Rangacharya. He is now working on ancient commentaries on Jaimini and writes some of his musings on Jaimini system at his personal blog.

1. Udaya Chakra, 2. Prakriti Chakra, 3. Vikriti Chakra, 4. Graha Chakra This paper explains these four chakras and discusses Graha Chakra in detail with suitable examples.



Reckoning of Bhavas in Jaimini:

The Venerable Sage Jaimini explained the reckoning of bhavas and dasas in the following two sutras.

ूाची वृििवर्षमेष ु १-१-२५ परावृोरेष ु १-१-२६ ् निचत १-१-२७

prācī vṛttirviṣameṣu 1-1-25 parāvṛttyottareṣu 1-1-26 nakvacit 1-1-27

Translation: For odd signs the reckoning of bhavas (houses) and dasa signs will be in regular zodiacal order, for even signs the order will be anti – zodiacal and sometimes different ways of reckoning are also be used. Odd signs : Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius Even Signs : Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn Example: If Gemini an odd sign is the Asc, then 1H is Ge, 2H is Cn, 3H is Leo and so on. If Scorpio an even sign is the Asc, then 1H is Li, 2H is Vi, 3H is Leo and so on. The Controversy: The commentators interpreted these verses pertaining to reckoning the dasa signs, but study of Vriddha Karika verses indicates it is not true always. These three sutras also apply to reckoning of dasas as well, for example in special Ayurdasas like Atmanobhavapamsa dasas etc. There have been different views in interpreting the above mentioned 3rd sutra. Sage indicates that sometimes this reckoning according to odd and even nature of signs may not be followed, this is to be noted. But, He doesn’t spell out the situation. So, we must checkout what Vriddha Karika has to say in this regard. Fortunately a Vriddha Karika addresses this issue and we strictly follow them in understanding Jaimini. But, Neelakantha interprets these sutras differently by the authority of another Vriddha Karika verse. He interprets that निचत ् (nakvacit 1-1-27) deals with the reckoning of successive dasa signs for Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius based on Vishama Pada and Sama Pada principle. His interpretation is useful only in his variation of Chara Dasa and not given here for want of brevity. The adhikara sutras of Jaimini clearly indicate that there are other ways of reckoning as

् well. However, the key point here lies in understanding the meaning of निचत (nakvacit 11-27). A Vriddha Karika explained the real purport of these sutras cited above and has given the four ways of counting bhavas. In this paper, we only discuss Graha Chakra with examples, which is useful in understanding the Manipravala Rajayoga article published later on in this magazine. 309

Vriddha Karika 1:

चबं चतिु वर्ध ं ज्ञेय मा मौदियकं ृतम ्

ितीयंत ु ूकृ तां िवकृ ं तृतीयकम ् महचबं चतधु ार् मेव ं चब िनणर्यः

भावा ादश लााः बम मय्दियकं भवेत ् ु यऽ बम माां गणनंोजयग्ु मयोः ूकृ ां िहतबं यऽ यग्ु मौजयोथाः गणनं तिकृ ां मह चबमधोते

लाधीशं समार चोरोरतः ितान ् ् ् ज्ञाा महान चरवशािशीन चब बमेणवै

महा एवंिहभावाः ःु ल िवािदसंिज्ञताः एवं नवष ु भावेष ु िव नवशः महान ्

कमर् नेऽिप लेश ं  लाभे धन ितम ् येत ु ष रिशं िवो िवधानतः ् महचबिमदं ूोम फल ज्ञानाय सूिरिभः

cakraṁ caturvidhaṁ jñeya mādya maudayikaṁ smṛtam dvitīyaṁtu prakṛtākhyaṁ vikṛtyakhyaṁ tṛtīyakam grahacakraṁ caturdhākhya mevaṁ cakrasya nirṇayaḥ bhāvā dvādaśa lagnādyāḥ krama maydayikaṁ bhavet yatra krama vyutkramābhyāṁ gaṇanaṁtvojayugmayoḥ prakṛtyākhyaṁ hitacckraṁ yatra yugmaujayostathāḥ gaṇanaṁ tadvikṛtyākhyaṁ graha cakramadhocyate lagnādhīśaṁ samārabhya cottarottarataḥ sthitān jñātvā grahān caravaśādraśīn cakra krameṇavai grahā evaṁhibhāvāḥ syuḥ lagna vittādisaṁjñitāḥ evaṁ navaṣu bhāveṣu vinyasya navaśaḥ grahān karma sthane'pi lagneśaṁ nyasya lābhe dhana sthitam vyayetu ṣaṣṭha raśisthaṁ vinyasyokta vidhānataḥ grahacakramidaṁ proktam phala jñānāya sūribhiḥ


Courtesy: Jataka Sara Sangaha of Raghava Bhatta and Jaimini Sutramritam by Sri Rangacharya. 310

Literal Translation: There are four types of chakras for the reckoning of the houses. They are Udaya, Prakriti, Vikriti and Graha Chakra. The twelve houses from lagna can be reckoned in these four ways. 1. Udaya Chakra means reckoning of twelve houses from lagna in regular zodiacal (Udaya) fashion. 2. Prakriti Chakra means counting houses; in zodiacal fashion if lagna is odd sign and anti-zodiacal if lagna is even sign. 3. Vikriti Chakra means counting houses; in anti-zodiacal fashion if lagna is odd sign and zodiacal if lagna is even sign. 4. Graha Chakra reckoning means reckoning the bhavas from lord of lagna in regular zodiacal (Udaya chakra) fashion. So, the lord of the lagna will be the 1st house (Tanu Bhava) and the subsequent bhavas are the planets next to him by Udaya chakra (Zodiacal) fashion. After the 9 bhavas, then lord of lagna will be the 10th bhava, 2nd bhava and 6th bhava found above in Graha Chakra will be the 11th bhava and the 12th bhava respectively. Please follow the illustration below. Udaya Chakra is used in usual horoscopic interpretation, Sthira dasa, Brahma dasa etc. Prakriti Chakra is extensively used calculation of 8th house for longevity, Niryana Sula Dasas, Varnada Dasa, Chara dasa (Raghava Bhatta method), Hora dasa etc. Vikriti Chakra is used in Chara Dasa (Raghava Bhatta method) for female charts etc.


Graha Chakra - Illustrations:


Important Principles: 1. The longitude of Rahu and Ketu should be calculated from end of sign. For example if Rahu is at 27⁰10′, then effectively Rahu covered only (30⁰ - 27⁰10′ = 2⁰50′). Similarly for Ketu as well. 2. It must be understood that if two or more planets occupy the same sign, then the 2 planet that gets lesser degree, minutes, seconds (DMS) in the sign is considered first . Then next higher DMS planet and so on. Please follow the examples below to understand this. 3. Irrespective of the longitude of the lord of lagna in the sign, he will be considered as Tanu Bhava.


Steps In Identifying the Bhavas in Graha Chakra:

Step 1: 2

Identify the lord of lagna and its placement. He represents First house

This clue is given exclusively in Somanatha Kalpalatha commentary. 311

Step 2:

See whether any planet conjunct with lord of lagna, that planet becomes, the second house. If more than one planet conjunct with lagna lord, decide the planet’s order using the principle 2 given above in previous page.

Step 3:

Move on to next sign and repeat the step 2

Step 4:

Repeat the step 3 until all the nine planets are covered, that is nine bhavas are determined.

Step 5:

Now, the lagna lord itself becomes the Rajya bhava (10th house)

Step 6:

The planet determined above as second house in step 2 becomes Labha bhava (11th house).

Step 7:

The planet determined above as representing 6th house becomes Vyaya Bhava (12th house). This is a very important rider.

Please follow the illustrations below to understand peculiar principles mentioned above.

3.3 Illustrations Example 1: In the following chart, Step 1:

In this chart Lagna falls in Pisces and its lord is Jupiter placed in Aquarius. So, Jupiter represents Tanu Bhava (First House).

Step 2:

Since no planet conjunct with lord of lagna, move on to step 3.

Step 3:

In the next sign Pisces, two Venus at 15⁰12′ and Mars at 21⁰40′ are placed in. Since Venus obtaining lesser Degrees, Minutes, Seconds (DMS), he is considered first and becomes Dhana Bhava (2nd house) and subsequently Mars becomes Bhatri Bhava (3rd house).


Step 4:

Similarly, Sun, Mercury, Ketu, Saturn, Moon, Rahu becomes 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th houses respectively.

Step 5:

Lord of lagna, (i.e.; 1st house in Graha Chakra) Jupiter, becomes the Rajya Bhava (10th house).

Step 6:

The planet representing 2nd house in this Graha Chakra, that is Venus in this case, becomes Labha Bhava (11th house).

Step 7:

Ketu represents Vyaya Bhava (12th house) being the 6th bhava in Graha Chakra.

In, summarizing the above exercise, the following table can be constructed. House 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th

Bhava Tanu Bhava Dhana Bhava Sahaja Bhava Matri Bhava Putra Bhava Satri Bhava Kalatra Bhava Mrityu Bhava Bhagya Bhava Karma Bhava Labha Bhava Vyaya Bhava

Planet Jupiter Venus Mars Sun Mercury Ketu Saturn Moon Rahu Jupiter Venus Ketu

Example 2: In the following chart, seven planets are occupied in sign Capricorn. Let us construct the Graha chakra. Step 1:

Lord of Lagna Saturn is placed in Capricorn. So he becomes 1st house.

Step 2:

Since a number of planets are conjunct with Saturn, we have to consider the longitudes of the planets. Mars is at 4⁰30′ and Ketu covered (30 – 25⁰09′) 4⁰51′. Try to understand this situation. Both Mars and Ketu covered equal degrees of 4⁰. Now, look at the minutes of these planets, Mars is at 30 minutes of 4th degree where as Ketu at 51 minute of 4th degree. So, as Mars gets lesser minutes, factually lesser DMS in the sign, Mars becomes 2nd house and Ketu becomes 3rd house.

Step 3, 4:

Sun, Venus, Jupiter, Mercury, Rahu, Moon becomes the respective 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th bhavas in the order of their longitudes in increasing order.

Step 5:

Lord of lagna (i.e.; 1st house in Graha chakra), Saturn becomes 10th house

Step 6:

The planet representing 2nd house in this Graha Chakra, that is Ketu in this case, becomes Labha Bhava (11th house).

Step 7:

The planet representing 6th house in this Graha Chakra, that is Jupiter in this case, becomes Vyaya Bhava (12th house). 313

The following table summarizes the above exercise.





1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th

Tanu Bhava Dhana Bhava Sahaja Bhava Matri Bhava Putra Bhava Satri Bhava Kalatra Bhava Mrityu Bhava Bhagya Bhava Karma Bhava Labha Bhava Vyaya Bhava

Saturn Ketu Mars Sun Venus Jupiter Mercury Rahu Moon Saturn Ketu Jupiter

Application of Graha Chakra

The classical literature as available now, doesn’t give many clues about interpretation of this Graha Chakra and it is unfortunate, this wonderful tradition of Jaimini has been lost to us. A humble attempt to bring out this principle has been in order and the outcome of the research will be informed at a later stage. For now, the following is given for the benefit of readers. This Graha Chakra principle is extensively used in delineating the results of Jaimini Rasi dasas. The legend of Jaimini Astrology Sri Vemuri Rama Murthi Sastri never calculated a 314

dasa without mentioning the Dasa Karakas. These dasa karakas puzzled many astrologers who happened to look at the horoscopes prepared by him. The calculation of dasa karakas is based on the principle of Graha Chakra, where the reference point changes from lagna lord to the lord of dasa sign. For example, in a Leo lagna horoscope, for calculating dasa karakas of Aries, Mars becomes the Tanu Bhava and so on. For example, if we look at the “New Light on Jaimini – 2” published in SA’s 1st Annual issue, the respective dasa karakas were determined using this principle of reckoning Karaka planets of respective bhavas from lord of dasa rasi. The lord of dasa rasi becomes the Tanu bhava irrespective of his longitude in the sign. The second application of this principle has been brought out by Raghava Bhatta vide his “Jataka Sara Sangraha”, and by Sri Iranganti Rangacharya in recent times. This is explained in the “Manipravala Rajayoga” article published further on in this issue of Saptarishis Astrology.

Late D. V. Subba Rao, A Giant Of Astrology Priyamruti yoga is caused when the 7th lord aspects the 8th lord. The native will become a widow in the dasa of the 8th lord When the 5th lord attains a kendra, Padmaraga yoga is caused. This makes one annihilate enemies. – Vasista Jataka When the 10th lord obtains a kendra and aspected by a benefic this yoga called Suprajata Yoga is caused. The native will enjoy life well and becomes a famous Vasista Jataka The lords of 5th and 6th in conjunction occupying the 3rd bhava, confers this yoga called Saradeepa Sakti Yoga. These people are insignificant, they suffer many sided agonies, they cannot live in their own houses. These results are severe for persons born in Kanya Lagna.


ॐ नमः िशवाय

Manipravala Rajayoga of Jaimini By Shanmukha, India Readership Level: Advanced [Dedication: This second article of my life is reverentially dedicated Mahamahopadhyaya

to Sri

my Guru Iranganti



1. a.k.a T.S.V.R. Nageswara


Sage Jaimini in his Upadesa Sutras 1 expounded very important rajayogas in the 3rd pada of 1st chapter. Apart from discussing rajayogas and dhana (wealth) yogas, he gave very specific yoga that makes a King. In fact, all Jaimini Rajayogas are very concise and easy to apply and hard to fail, once we understand the correct implication of the yoga.

Rao, is 30 years, a graduate in Electronics and Communication Engineering, works in a scientific organization of Indian Govt. He started his study of Astrology when he was 22 years old and though not traditionally trained; he is very fond of the wonderful system of Jaimini and learns it from his Guru, the living Legend of Jaimini Astrology Sri Iranganti Rangacharya. He is now working on ancient commentaries on Jaimini and writes some of his musings on Jaimini system at his personal blog.

This paper deals with such a very potent rajayoga called “Manipravala Rajayoga”. This yoga is very important Prabhu yoga since the sage dealt Amatya (minister) Yoga and Senadhipati (Commander-inChief) Yoga in the ensuing sutras right after this.  “Mani” means the Gem and the “Pravala” means the cowry or marine shell. So this yoga forms by placement of benefic (Gem) and a malefic (Shell) in a particular sequence.


Rajayogas mean Combinations that give life like a king, which in modern context should be treated as comfort & authority positions. 316

Manipravala Rajayoga 1 (MP1): This Manipravala yoga is deduced from the Jaimini Sutras given below.  

 भाग्य दार मातृ भाव समेष ु राजानः १-३-३० sva bhāgya dāra mātṛ bhāva sameṣu rājānaḥ 1-3-30

कमर् दासयोः पापयो १-३-३१ karma dāsayoḥ pāpayośca 1-3-31

् िपतृ लाभािधपा ैवम १-३-३२ pitṛ lābhādhipāccaivam 1-3-32

Translation: For sutra 1-3-30 : Katapayaadi numeric system:

भाग्य = 2

(भ = 4, य = 1;

14 % 12 = 2)

दार = 4

(द = 8, र = 2;

28 % 12 = 4)

मातृ = 5

(म = 5, त = 6;

65 % 12 = 5)

भाव = 8

(भ = 4, व = 4;

44 % 12 = 8)

सम = 9

(स = 7, म = 5;

57 %12 = 9)


According to Neelakantha, the great commentator on Jaimini sutras, if there is equal number of benefic planets in 2nd, 4th, 5th from Atmakaraka, then the native becomes a king. For example, if one benefic in 2nd, then there should be a benefic in 4th and a benefic in 5th as well. According to Sri Rangacharya and other ancient commentators, if benefic planets in 2nd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th houses from Atmakaraka, the native become a king.   For sutra 1-3-31 : Katapayaadi numeric system:  


कमर् = 3

(क = 1, म = 5;

51 %12 = 3)

दास = 6

(द = 8, स = 7;

78 %12 = 6)

In Computer C language programming % means remainder. So 14 % 12 yields, the remainder 2. 317

Translation: If malefic planets in 3rd, 6th houses from Atmakaraka planet, the native becomes

a king   For sutra 1-3-30 : Katapayaadi numeric system:

िपतृ = 1

(प = 1, त = 6;

61 % 12 = 1)

लाभा = 7

(ल = 3, भ = 4;

43 % 12 = 7)

Translation: The above yoga can be seen from the lord of Lagna and lord of 7th house also.

In the above sutras, it was not mentioned about the planet in the 7th house. And from the above Jaimini Adhikara sutras, the planet in the 8th house should be a benefic. Yet from the analysis of various commentaries and the instruction of my Guru, the following is deduced as the correct interpretation of the yoga. So, in summary, if benefic in 2nd, malefic in 3rd, benefic in 4th, benefic in 5th, malefic in 6th, benefic in 7th, malefic in 8th, benefic in 9th from either Atmakaraka or Lagna lord or the 7th lord makes the native a Maharaja. Let us call this yoga MP1. Jaimini further explains the other effects of this yoga in the following two sutras.  

िमॐे समाः १-३-३२ misre samāḥ 1-3-32

दिरिः िवपरीते १-३-३३ daridraḥ viparīte 1-3-33 Translation: If both benefic and malefic planets combined in the above said places, then

though the native can’t be king, yet he will be treated as equal to king. If benefic and malefic planets reverse the places then he will be ruined. For example if a malefic in 2nd, a benefic in 3rd, a malefic in 4th etc.., then the native will be ruined.

Manipravala Rajayoga 2 (MP2): According to the doctrine of “Manipravala”, the same yoga can be extended in the following way. If benefic in 2nd, malefic in 3rd, benefic in 4th, malefic in 5th, benefic in 6th, malefic in 7th, benefic in 8th, malefic in 9th from either Atmakaraka or Lagna lord or the 7th lord makes the 3.

native a Maharaja. Let us call this yoga as MP2

It must be noted that, in the above MP2 yoga, the nature of the planets are interchanged only from 5th house while 2nd, 3rd and 4th remains the same. The first yoga is


It is the corollary of MP1 Yoga. And corollary theories are very much the part of Sutra Vangmaya where sutras are cryptic. 318

important for the wealth and fame where as the second yoga gives highest order of 4 kingship. For the sake of easy comprehension of this yoga, the following table is given. House 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th

MP1 Benefic Malefic Benefic Benefic Malefic Benefic Malefic Benefic

MP2 Benefic Malefic Benefic Malefic Benefic Malefic Benefic Malefic



Analysis on Various Commentaries:

In this section, the description of this yoga given in various ancient and modern commentaries is discussed. The relevant verses are given in the appendix. Though the literal translation of all these verses is not given here, but the gist of them is presented for the sake of brevity and compactness. Interested readers will do well to read those verses and derive the meaning.


Neelakantha Commentary:

Neelakantha didn’t take the katapayaadi numeric for words भाव (bhāva) and सम (sama) and thus interprets the sutra that equal number of benefic planets in 2nd 4th and 5th house from AK makes the native a King. Where as, Krishna Mishra, Somanatha Misra, Raghava Bhatta and modern commentator Sri Rangacharya took the kapayaadi values and they include the 8th and 9th houses as well, which is shown in ensuing paragraphs.


Maharshi Parasara - BPHS:

The available BPHS lists the following verse explaining this yoga.

् बृहत पराशर होरा

्  पमे लेशात कारकाािप धन े तयु च

शभु खेटयतु े भावे जातो राजा भवेवम ु ्

bṛhat parāśara hora 4

This variation can be read in Jaimini Sutramritam, Jataka Sarasangraha, Kalpalatha, and a Vriddha Karika 319

lagneśāt kārakāccāpi dhane turyeca pañcame śubhakheṭayute bhāve jāto rājā bhaveddruvam

Translation: If benefic planets are placed in 2nd, 4th, and 5th house from either lord of Lagna 5 or the Karaka (Atmakaraka ), the native becomes a king for sure. But, another available version of BHPS of Sridhara’s Sanskrit commentary gives a slightly different first pada (line) of the verse as follows.

् बृहत पराशर होरासारांशः(ौीधर संृत ा) bṛhat parāśara horāsārāṁśaḥ (śrīdhara saṁskṛta vyākhya)

् ननाथात धन ् े तयु च  पमे लाधीशात ू

lagnādhīśāt dyūnanāthāt dhane turyeca pañcame

Translation: If benefic planets are placed in 2nd, 4th, and 5th house from either lord of Lagna or the lord of 7th house, the native becomes a king for sure. So, if we combine those two versions of BPHS, then it will be in tune with the first part of the yoga in Jaimini sutras, that to reckon this yoga either from AK, lord of lagna or lord of 7th house.


Krishna Mishra – Jyotisha Phalaratnamala:

Krishna Mishra listed this yoga in 9th chapter of his Phalaratnamala. He mentioned both variations of Manipravala yogas (he didn’t call them Manipravala yoga, though) and gives slightly different starting point. He wants us to reckon the yoga either from Yogada, or 6 Vilagna . If the yoga doesn’t occur from the above reference, then the yoga can be reckoned from Moon also. It should be understood that Phalaratnamala is not a simple commentary but a complete Magnum Opus of Jaimini system.


Somanatha Misra - Kalpalatha:

Somanatha Mishra, in 3rd pada of his Kalpalatha commentary, listed both of these yogas very lucidly and gives much importance to the MP2, saying that MP2 will result in Maharaja Yoga, where as the MP1 makes the native a king of a state. He wants us to reckon this yoga from Karaka. He didn’t mention lagna lord or 7th lord, but Karaka can, broadly, be known as lord of lagna.

2.5 5

Ragahava Bhatta – Jataka Sara Sangrahah:

Karaka, in general, means Atmakaraka only, which is in line with Jaimini


Please refer to ‘True Jaimini Navamsa’ article by this scribe – 1st Annual issue of Saptarishis Astrology Feb 2009 for definition of Yogada and Vilagna. Krishna Mishra gives utmost importance to Yogada planet, sometimes than Atmakaraka, which is very radical. 320

Raghava Bhatta, in his excellent work “Jataka Sarasangraha” wonderfully described this yoga by quoting the authority of a Vriddha Karaka. He wants us to reckon this yoga from lord of lagna, and didn’t mention either the Atmakaraka or the 7th lord. In fact, it was Raghava Bhatta, who coined the term “Manipravala Yoga”. He revealed the key of interpreting yoga by explaining that reckoning of houses is according to Graha Chakra. According to him, 1. MP1 results in wealth and fame and kingship 2. MP2 results in a ruler of a big empire, thus giving importance to MP2. 3. It is important that a benefic, a malefic and a benefic in 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively must occupy to experience this yoga. 4. The reckoning of houses must be according to Graha Chakra, as explained later in this paper. 5. In quantifying this yoga, the placement of planets like Own house etc. can be studied.


Vriddha Karika – The Final Authority on Jaimini Sutras.

A Vriddha Karika verse explains this yoga and authorizes the interpretation of this yoga by Raghava Bhatta is correct and comprehensive. Vriddha Karika further explains that Sage Yavanacharya instructs us to reckon this yoga according to Graha chakra.


Sri Iranganti Rangacharya – Jaimini Sutramritam:

Sri Rangacharya interprets this yoga in line with Vriddha Karika and Raghava Bhatta. Further, he told this scribe that lagna lord or the 7th lord should be a benefic planet, where as the Atmakaraka can be a malefic also.


Sri Sanjay Rath – JMUS:

Sri Sanjay Rath interprets this yoga from either Arudha Lagna, lord of Arudha Lagna or its 7th lord. Probably, he interpreted this way, for the reason these Sutras were mentioned in Arudha Chapter, which is valid. He didn’t mention the Graha Chakra reckoning. Anyway, it is now, evident that his interpretation of taking from Arudha Lagna is not appoved by any of the Jaimini commentaries and not even by BPHS.



In summarizing the above discussion and study of various Rajayoga horoscopes, the postulates of this Manipravala Rajayoga can be formulated. 1.

Manipravala Rajayoga 1 (MP1) is formed, if a benefic in 2nd, malefic in 3rd, a benefic in 4th, a benefic in 5th, a malefic in 6th, a benefic in 7th, a malefic in 8th, and a benefic in 9th from either Atmakaraka, or lord of lagna or lord of 7th house. This Rajayoga results in wealth and fame.



Manipravala Rajayoga 2 (MP2) is formed, if a benefic in 2nd, malefic in 3rd, a benefic in 4th, a malefic in 5th, a benefic in 6th, a malefic in 7th, a benefic in 8th, and a malefic in 9th from either Atmakaraka, or lord of lagna or lord of 7th house. This Rajayoga results in an Emperor (Highest order of Rajayoga).


The reckoning of houses must be according to Graha Chakra, not otherwise. Since only 9 houses are mentioned, it is logical to use Graha chakra which was also authenticated by the Vriddha Karika.

4. If we reckon the yoga either from lord of lagna or lord of 7th, then that lord shall be benefic planet, in order to experience the yoga. 5.

If the yoga is formed from Atmakaraka planet, AK can be benefic or malefic, for the very reason that AK is always good and gives good yoga, unless he is badly afflicted.

6. The highest order of Rajayoga forms, if sequence of planets occurs in 2nd, 3rd and 4th consecutively. Even if the above yoga doesn’t occur in Toto, it assists in forming Rajayoga, if there occurs a sequence, at least, in three consecutive places. 7. If the sequence is broken at 7th house then 8th and 9th places shall be occupied by benefic planets, in line with Jaimini Adhikara sutra (see above cited Jaimini Sutras 13-30). 8. If placement of planets is interchanged, for example, malefic planets in places of benefic planets and vice versa, then it results in poverty (Rajayoga Bhanga) and mixed results are experienced otherwise. 9. The strength of this yoga depends on the strength of the planets like in exaltation, own sign etc. This was specifically mentioned by Raghava Bhatta.


Application of this Yoga


The Benefic and Malefic planets:

In this system of Jaimini, benefic means the natural benefic or an exalted planet, similarly, malefic means the natural malefic or a debilitated planet. Another Vriddha Karika verse classifies the benefic and malefic planets, which is in contrast to the Parasara system. The verse is given below for the benefit of readers.

ु गज किवज्ञः ःु यथापूव शभु महः

रारम फिणनः बिलनः यु यर् ोरम ् चोऽिपबू र एवाऽ िचदंगाौये gurudhvaja kavijñaḥ syuḥ yathāpūrvaṁ śubhagrahaḥ ravyāramanda phaṇinaḥ balinaḥ syuryayottaram candro'pikrūra evātra kvacidaṁgāśraye 322

The natural benefic planets are (In the order of decreasing beneficence) 1. Jupiter 2. Ketu 3. Venus 4. Mercury 5. Moon (Having digital strength, or exalted) The natural malefic planets (In the order of increasing maleficence) 1. Sun 2. Mars 3. Saturn 4. Rahu In the above list, Ketu is considered benefic, next only to Jupiter, and Moon is considered feeble benefic. In this system, the beneficence of Moon is decided by his association and his digital strength. Moon is benefic when he is exalted, in houses of Jupiter, Venus. If Moon is weak, or conjunct with either Saturn or Mars, Moon becomes malefic. Similarly Mercury becomes best benefic when not conjunct with Sun.


Graha Chakra:

In Parasara system, we have only one way of reckoning that is to reckon the houses in regular zodiacal order. But, in this Jaimini system we have four types of reckoning the houses, used at appropriate situations. They are 1. 2. 3. 4.

Udaya Chakra, counting zodiacally for all signs Prakriti Chakra, counting zodiacally for odd signs and anti zodiacally for even signs. Vikriti Chakra, counting anti zodiacally for odd signs and zodiacally for even signs Graha Chakra (Explained below)

A Vriddha Karika explained these four charkas and relevant verse about Graha chakra is given below.

महचब मधोते

लधीशं समार चोरोरतः ितान ्

् ् ज्ञाा महान चरवशािाशीन चब बमेणवै

महा एवं िहभावाः ःु लिवािदसंिज्ञताः एवं नवष ु भावेष ु िव नवशः महान ्

ं  लाभे धन ितम ् कमर् ान ेऽिप लेश येत ु ष रािशं िवो िवधानतः महचबिमदं ूों फलज्ञानाय सूिरिभः grahacakra madhocyate


lagnadhīśaṁ samārabhya cottarottarataḥ sthitān jñātvā grahān caravaśādrāśīn cakra krameṇavai grahā evaṁ hibhāvāḥ syuḥ lagnavittādisaṁjñitāḥ evaṁ navaṣu bhāveṣu vinyasya navaśaḥ grahān karma sthāne'pi lagneśaṁnyasya lābhe dhana sthitam vyayetu ṣaṣṭha rāśisthaṁ vinyasyokta vidhānataḥ grahacakramidaṁ proktaṁ phalajñānāya sūribhiḥ

Translation: Graha Chakra reckoning means reckoning the bhavas from lord of lagna (lord of dasa rasi, in case of dasa karaka) in regular zodiacal (Udaya chakra) fashion. So, the lord of the lagna will be the Tanu Bhava and the subsequent bhavas are the planets next to him by Udaya chakra (Zodiacal) fashion. After the 9 bhavas, then lord of lagna (or lord of dasa rasi) will be the 10th bhava, 2nd bhava and 6th bhava found above will be the 11th bhava and the 12th bhava respectively. It must be understood that if two or more planets occupy the same sign, then the planet that 7 gets less degree, minutes, seconds (DMS) is considered first . The longitude of Rahu and Ketu should be calculated from end of sign. For example, in the following chart





1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th

Tanu Bhava Dhana Bhava Sahaja Bhava Matri Bhava Putra Bhava Satri Bhava Kalatra Bhava

Jupiter Ketu Venus Saturn Moon Mars Mercury

This clue is given exclusively in Somanatha Kalpalatha commentary. 324

8th 9th 10th 11th 12th

Mrityu Bhava Bhagya Bhava Karma Bhava Labha Bhava Vyaya Bhava

Sun Rahu Jupiter Ketu Mars

From the table above the Graha Chakra can be understood. Lord of lagna is Jupiter represents Tanu Bhava. Since no planet conjunct Jupiter the planet in next rasi i.e is Ketu becomes Dhana Bhava. Venus, Moon, Saturn conjunct in Aries, as Venus got least degrees of these three, he is considered first and therefore becomes Sahaja bhava and Saturn and Moon becomes next bhavas respectively. Similarly, Mars and Mercury, and Sun become successive bhavas. Jupiter becomes Karma bhava, Ketu, the 11th bhava and Mars (lord of 6th Graha Chakra) becomes Vyaya bhava. Here after, in this paper bhava or house refers to the house counted in Graha chakra only, not the regular house.



3.3.1 Manipravala Rajayoga (MP1, MP2) A number of horoscopes are discussed below to prove the efficacy and application of these two rajayogas. For the sake of clarity and easy comprehension, the yoga is shown in tables with remarks. In the remarks column, the symbol ☼ indicates the planet in-line with yoga and the symbol ☻indicates the break up of yoga. We sincerely hope this will aid in easy comprehension. Chart 1: Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV, Male, June 4, 1884, 12N0, 76E38, T. Zone 05:06 East. In the chart of Sri Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV of Erstwhile Mysore State of India, Sun is Chara Atmakaraka. He was one of the most celebrated rulers among the Indian states when India was still under British rule. At the time of his death, he was also one of the world’s wealthiest men. He was considered a philosopher–king by Gandhiji and other eminent personalities. During his rule Mysore became one of the well enriched states in India both in arts as well as in wealth.


Bhava 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Planet Sun (AK) Mercury Saturn Venus Jupiter Mars Rahu Moon Ketu


Result (MP1)

☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☻ ☼ ☼

Benefic Malefic Benefic Benefic Malefic Malefic Benefic Benefic

So, if we look at the table we find that the yoga formed at its maximum, missing at only one place. Rahu, (a malefic) in 7th bhava, Moon in 8th bhava disturbed the sequence. Yet, from the adhikara sutra of Jaimini, the Sage mentioned 8th house is the benefic place. This peculiar situation shall be understood that if the sequence is disturbed at 7th bhava (that is a malefic in 7th like this case), then a benefic must be in 8th and 9th bhava. Else, the above interpretation of MP1 and MP2 shall be used. Chart 2: Amitabh Bachchan; Male, October 11, 1942, 15:00hrs, 25N27, 81E51, IST

In the given chart of Amitabh Bachchan, the King of Indian cinema, Manipravala Rajayoga 2 (MP2) occurs from both Atmakaraka and 7th lord. Let us tabulate them below.


Bhava 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Planet Sun (AK) Venus Mars Mercury (Exal.) Moon (Weak) Ketu Saturn Jupiter Rahu

Nature Benefic Malefic Benefic malefic Benefic malefic benefic malefic

Result (MP2)

☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼

Amitabh Bacchan had a very humble start in his career, but rose to the position of superstar of the Indian film industry. Not only he is famous in India, but also worldwide. In this chart 8 Moon is considered malefic since she is very near to Sun . Though he faced a lot of problems like hospitalization for months, financial setback of his company ABCL etc., but eachtime he fought back and came back with much success. This is not an easy job for a person in show business, which indeed a Raja Yoga. Chart 3: Abdullah, King of Jordania, January 30, 1962, 05:23 hrs; 31N57, 35E56, TZone 2E00.

In the above chart of King Abdullah of Jordania, excellent Manipravala rajayoga 2 (MP2) is formed. King Abdullah is the head of a constitutional monarchy in which the King retains substantial power. Jordan's economy has improved greatly since Abdullah ascended to the throne in 1999, and he has been credited with increasing foreign investment, attending 8

Some may argue that Moon is benefic as she is not very close to Sun. Even then, this Manipravala Rajayoga applies upto 5th bhava resulting in good benefits. 327

meetings between public and private sectors. As a result of his reforms, Jordan's economic growth has doubled to 6% annually under King Abdullah's rule compared to the latter half of the 1990s. Manipravala Rajayoga (MP2) from Atmakaraka Moon: In this chart, the MP2 yoga is disturbed due to the reversal of sequence in 2nd and 3rd bhava, yet is a strong MP2 by involvement of 7 houses resulting in excellent Maha Rajayoga. Graha Chakra reckoning is very useful in these charts where planets are cluttered in some houses.

Bhava 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Planet Moon Mars (Exalted) Ketu 9

Saturn (Own house) Sun Venus Jupiter (Debilitated) Mercury Rahu

Nature Benefic Benefic Feeble Malefic Malefic Benefic Malefic Benefic Malefic

Result (MP2)

☼ ☻ ☼/☻ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼

Chart 4: Queen Victoria, May 24, 1819, 51N30, 0E10, Time Zone : 00E00


A planet in Own house, though malefic is not bad for Yoga Karakatwa. He can be considered as benefic here 328

Manipravala Rajayoga (MP1) from Atmakaraka: Bhava 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Planet Mars (AK) Rahu Saturn Venus Mercury Sun Moon (Exalted) Ketu Jupiter


Result (MP1)

Malefic Malefic Benefic Benefic Malefic Benefic Benefic Malefic

☻ ☻ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☻

Manipravala Rajayoga (MP1) from Lagna Lord: Bhava 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Planet Venus Mercury Sun Moon (Exalted) Ketu Jupiter (Debilitated) Rahu Saturn Mars

Nature Benefic Benefic Malefic Benefic Benefic Malefic Malefic Malefic Malefic

Result (MP1)

☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☻ ☻ ☻

Queen Victoria was the Queen of United Kingdom and and first Empress of British India. Her reign is known as the Victorian era, a time of industrial, political, and military progress within the United Kingdom. Her reign as the Queen lasted more than 63 years, longer than that of any other British monarch before her. In her chart, from the tables it can be understood that MP1 is formed both from Atmakaraka and Lagna lord. But the yoga formed from LL is poweful for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th houses involved. It is formed upto 6th house involving 5 places which itself a good yoga. Thought it doesn’t occur in its full form, yet the native enjoyed the supreme power as the Queen of British empire. It is not out of place to discuss one more rajayoga here. Jupiter, as debilitated 8th lord aspecting Lagna Taurus is one of the excellent Jaimini Rajayogas. So, Jupiter becomes Yogada planet by aspecting Jaimini Navamsa lagna also. This Rajayoga is intensified by having Poornargala as shown in following table.


House from Yogada Jupiter

Argala Planets

Virodha Argala Planets


2nd 4th 11th 3rd

--Venus, Mercury --Saturn, Rahu, Mars


No Virodha Argala

☼ ☼,




No Virodha Argala Rare Visesha Argala Subha Argala

From the table above. It is evident that Poornarala Rajayoga formed with three types of Argala places (Mukhya, Visesha and Gouna (Subha) forming in three types of signs (Movable, Fixed, Dual). This itself is a great Rajayoga and which is assisted by this Manipravala Rajayoga. Chart 5: Jawaharlal Nehru, Male, November 14, 1889, 23:21 Hrs, 25N28, 81E52, IST

In the chart of Jawaharlal Nehru, Manipravala Rajayoga 1 (MP1) is formed.


Manipravala Rajayoga (MP1) from Atmakaraka and Lagna Lord (Moon): Bhava 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Planet Moon (AK, LL) Saturn Mars Venus Mercury Sun Jupiter Ketu (Exalt.) Rahu ((Exalt.)

Nature Benefic Malefic Malefic Benefic Benefic Malefic Benefic Benefic Benefic

Result (MP1) ☻ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☻ ☼

Jawahar Lal Nehru was the first prime minister of Independent India and a freedom fighter. It’s the Nehru dynasty that had ruled in India for a lion share. MP1 Yoga formed from 3rd house till the 7th house with a benefic in 8th house breaking it at 8th house. Nevertheless, the missing of 2nd house in the sequence resulted, Nehru enjoying the Maha Rajayoga only later part of his life. This again shows the importance of formation of sequence right from 2nd house. Chart 6: Dalai Lama, Male, July,6,1935, 04:38 Hrs, 36N32, 101E12, Time Zone 06:44 East.

Dalai Lama needs no introduction and he is the current spiritual leader of buddists and in particular to the Tibetans. Though, he is the King of Tibet on exile, yet he is a powerful personality of the world propagating the teaching od Lord Buddha and a protagonist for peace. He is believed to be incarnation of Lord Buddha himself. In his chart, Mars is Atmakaraka placed in Gemini in Jaimini Navamsa chart with Ketu. Venus occupies the 12th house in own sign indicates the spirtuality of the native. The Manipravala Rajayoga (MP2) is formed from Atmakaraka Mars and is tabulated below. 331

Bhava 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Planet Mars (AK) Jupiter Rahu (Debilitated) Saturn(Own house) Ketu (Debilitated) Mercury Sun Venus Moon

Nature Benefic Malefic Feeble Benefic Malefic Benefic Malefic Benefic Benefic

Result (MP2)

☼ ☼ ☻/ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☻

From the table above, it can be seen an excellent MP 2 is formed, making Dalai Lama one of the reknowned personalites of this century. Yet it must be noted that Saturn representing 4th bhava is not a complete benefic, though in Moolatrikona, which makes the native not enjoying full benefits of the rajayoga. He is to remain as king on exile and take shelter of India. This shows why all ancient works are very strict on the sequence not to be disturbed in 2nd, 3rd, 4th houses. Chart 7: Chiranjeevi, Male, August 22, 1955, 10:31 hrs; 16N25, 81E26, IST

Sri Chiranjeevi is Megastar of South Indian Telugu films. He reined the Telugu film industry more than two decades leading much ahead of his contemporaries, and recently entered the politics. He is doing great service by campaigning for Blood banks and eye banks and also has a charitable trust to look after these works. His Atmakaraka is Moon placed in Virgo; now let us reckon MP1 from AK.


Bhava 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Planet Moon (AK) Saturn - Exalt Rahu Ketu Jupiter Venus Mars Sun Mercury


Result (MP1)

☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☻ ☻ ☻ ☼

Benefic Malefic Benefic Benefic Benefic malefic malefic benefic

As per the table above, the four places viz. 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th places full fill the condition of the yogas, thus starting this yoga. Moon in 5th bhava from lagna lord contribute the native to rise as prominent person in Government. Sun and Mars conjoining Atmakaraka Moon in Jaimini Navamsa indicate the person rise in political arena. Yet, this Manipravala Rajayoga doesn’t occur in its full form in this native and hence, he will experience the yoga when 10 appropriate Rajayoga dasas run .

Chart 8: Elvis Presley, Jan 08, 1935, 04:35 Hrs, 36N16, 88W43, TZone 06:00 West CST Elvis Presley was a well known singer and the “King of Rock n Roll”. He is the one of the best selling and most influential artists in the history of music. He has been inducted into four music halls of fame. He was born in a poor family and became the most famous person in the rock music industry which indeed a Rajayoga.


Incidentally, he is about to run Cancer Mahadasa according to Chara dasa (Raghava Bhatta method), where Sun and Venus occupy 2nd from dasa rasi resulting in raise in politics. 333

The Manipravala Rajayoga (MP1) is formed from Lagna lord Mars and is tabulated below. .

Bhava 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Planet Mars (Lagna Lord) Jupiter Sun Mercury Venus Rahu Saturn (Own House) Moon Ketu

Nature Result (MP1) Malefic ☻ Benefic ☼ Malefic ☼ Benefic ☼ Benefic ☼ Malefic ☼ Malefic/ Feeble Benefic ☻/ ☼ Benefic ☼ Benefic ☼

In the table above, the sequence is distrurbed by Saturn at 7th house, which is compensated by Benefic planets Moon and Keru respectively in 8th and 9th bhavas. Chart 9: Nizam Of Hyderabad, April 6th, 1886, 06:30 Hrs, 17N30, 78E30, IST This chart belongs to the Nizam of Ernstwhile Hyderabad state of British India. On February 22, 1937, Time Magazine called the Nizam, the richest man in the world. He recived the title of “His Exalted Highness” by British Government. He reigned as Nizam of Hyderabad from 1911 – 1948. Even after abdication of Kingdom owing to invasion and annexion by Indian government, he was elected as member of parliament and member in many parliamentary committees. He enjoyed the Rajayoga throught his life, yet he was controversial for his alleged encouragement of Razakars in his rule.

In case of Nizam of Erstwhile Hyderabad state, Manipravala Rajayoga 1 (MP1) was formed. 334

Bhava 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Planet Venus (Lagna Lord) Ketu Sun Mercury Moon Saturn Rahu Mars Jupiter

Nature Benefic Benefic Malefic Benefic Benefic Malefic Malefic Malefic Benefic

Result (MP1)

☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☻ ☻ ☼

Lagna lord is benefic and MP1 is distrurbed only at 7th house by Rahu, yet a fairly good rajagoga formed invloving 6 places out of 8 as evident from the above table. Since the yoga was not complete and a strong malefic Mars conjoining anothr worst malefic Rahu made the native so notorious among his contempory leaders. Though he enjoyed full benefits of the Rajayoga yet he was humiliated by Indian army and was lost his kingdom to them in a pity situation. This again shows the importance of planets causing Yoga Banga (negation of Yoga). Now the cancellation of this rajayoga is discussed below. 3.3.2

Rajayoga Bhanga (Cancellation of Yoga)

Sage Jaimini instruct us that if the benefic and malefic planets interchange their respective places then, the native experiences the poverty. This is called Rajayoga Bhanga and the native is troubled by the fate. Chart 10: King Edward VIII., June 23, 1894, 22:00 Hrs, 51N30, 0E10, Time Zone 0:00 hrs

Duryoga from Atmakaraka Saturn:



Bhava 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Planet Saturn (AK) Ketu Moon Mars Rahu Venus Jupiter Sun Mercury


Result (MP1)

Benefic Benefic Malefic Malefic Benefic Benefic Malefic Benefic

☼ ☻ ☻ ☻ ☻ ☼ ☻ ☼

In the table above MP1 is not formed due to reversal of nature of planets in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, which prima faci obstructs the formation of Manipravala Rajayoga. So, even from 5th house we can observe planets suit for MP2, which is not valid for the very reason expalined above. So, a strong duryoga (malefic yoga) formed. It must remembered that planets obstructing the yoga are Mars and Rahu, the worst malefics. Hence, though native born in Royal family, had to flee to USA on his abdication of the Kingdom due to his love with a widow. Chart 11: Prince Charles, November 12, 1948, 21:14 Hrs, 51N30, 0W10, T. Zone 0:00 Hrs

In the chart of Prince Charles of Great Britan Manipravala Rajayoga is obstructed as explained in the table below. Duryoga from Atmakaraka Sun:



Bhava 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Planet Sun (AK) Mercury Ketu Mars Jupiter Moon Rahu Saturn Venus (Debilitated)


Result (MP1)

☼ ☻ ☻ ☼ ☻/☼ ☻ ☻ ☻

Benefic Benefic Malefic Benefic Benefic/Malefic Malefic Malefic Malefic

It is very clear from the table, Manipravala Rajayoga is not formed in any form. It is well known fact, though Prince Charles born to a Royal family, very famous (notorious???) for his Love affairs, has not been able to become the King till the date. He has been doing all the responsibilities of a King but the offical Kingship been been luring him. In fact, with an year he will be the Prince having been in the position of all the British Dynasty. Look at the the disribution of the planet that completely marring forming of Manipravala Raja Yoga. The same situation can be worked out from the Lagna Lord as well to prove the misfortune of the Prince Charles. It is an interesting fact that if Mars is the planet that obstructs this rajayoga and the Kings had to abdicate or loose the kingdom. It can be seen in the charts of Nizam of Hyderabad, King Edward VIII, and Prince Charles. It is food for further research.


Extension Of Yoga

This yoga can simply be applied to the houses from dasa rasi in any phalita rasi dasas. In this case, Graha chakra can not be used. Yet, the real application of this yoga in rasi dasas lies in 11 applying to the Dasa Karakas . Somanatha Mishra explained that this yoga can be seen in dasas as well. This scribe has been contemplating on this idea before he read Kalpalatha and was stunned to learn it was mentioned in it. This yoga can effectively be applied to “Dasa Karakas”, which this scribe vouches from his experience. This concept will be discussed in an ensuing article. The very purpose of writing these lines is to encourage the readers to study the ancient works on this system, not simply relying the information available on the internet which is grossly incomplete and corrupted. 12

The quantification of yoga can be done by assigning numeric values for planets as advised by Somanatha. This has been effectively used by Sri Rangacharya in determinig Longevity. Somanatha hints us to use the numeric values for yoga as well.



It has been shown in the above disussion that the yoga sequence occuring at least three consequitive places generates the rajayoga. Since this is form of Mala yoga, this will definitely substantiates the other benefic yogas of the chart. Ample example were discussed 11 12

Refer to New Light of Jaimini Astrology –II article in the 1st Annual Issue Feb 2009 of SA. Refer to Jaimini Sutramritam by Sri Rangacharya or Somanatha’s Kalpalatha. 337

above to show the Manipravala Rajayoga and Cancellation of it. Readers are requested to study this important Prabhu Yoga and its Cancellation in their analysis. As it is advised by elders that no conclusion be drawn with only one yoga on the horoscope. Horoscope analysis is perfect only when all the factor are ascertained with an integated approach. Sage Jaimini clearly instructs us to study the horoscope from various factors. He says

् ् संवादात ूामाम

saṁvādāt prāmānyam *****************************************

ॐ तत ्


् बृहत पराशर होरसारा bṛhat parāśara horasārā

्  पमे लेशात कारकाािप धन े तयु च

शभु खेटयतु े भावे जातो राजा भवेवम ु ्

lagneśāt kārakāccāpi dhane turyeca pañcame śubhakheṭayute bhāve jāto rājā bhaveddruvam

् बृहत पराशर होरसारांशः(ौीधर संृत ा) bṛhat parāśara horasārāṁśaḥ ् ननाथात ् ते यु  च पमे ु लाधीशात  धन

bṛhat parāśara horasāraṁśa (śrīdhara saṁskṛta vyākhya) lagnādhīśāt dyunanāthāt dhaneturye ca pañcame

शभु ले शभु थ तृतीये पापखेचरे

ु त ु शभु े ूाे राजवा तमोऽिपवा चथथ śubhalagne śubhatvarthe tṛtīye pāpakhecare cathurthetu śubhe prāpte rājavā tatsamo'pivā

कृ िमौ कृ त ोितष फलरमाला kṛṣṇamiśra kṛta jyotiṣa phalaratnamālā उे शभु वे ा धनभाव सं े तृतीयगे नीच खगेऽशभु वे ा 338

चतथु र् राशौ शभु खेचरेवा ोमहे पमगे शभु ोे

बू रेऽधवा नीचखगेच षे शभु ऽे थवा सप्भाव सं े

र् मात ् तथामे शभु षे ु तारऽ सौ ैनृपते ucce śubhevā dhanabhāva saṁsthe tṛtīyage nīca khage'śubhevā caturtha rāśau śubhakhecarevā svoccagrahe pañcamage śubhocce krūre'dhavā nīcakhageca ṣaṣṭhe śubhe'thavā saptmabhāva saṁsthe tathāṣṭamastheṣva śubheṣu tasmātparatra saumyairnṛpatessamasyāt

ु शभु े ितीयेऽथ ततोऽननीचः बू रोऽथवा सौखगः चतथु  ततोऽन ु नीचदतः शभु ःच ततोऽशभु ः तरतः शबु ो ् ् ु ततोऽनपातः खगेधरायाः पितभर्वते योगकरािलात

् मांाशाेवमेव खेटाऽभावे चतो मामेतत सव śubhe dvitīye'tha tato'nunīcaḥ krūro'thavā saumyakhagaḥ caturthe tato'nu nīcastadataḥ śubhasca tato'śubhaḥ tatparataḥ śuboñca tato'nupātaḥ khagedharāyāḥ patirbhavet yogakarādvilagnāt kheṭā'bhāve candrato grāhyametat sarvaṁ grāhyaṁsyāddaśāsvevameva

सोमनाथ कृ त कलता somanātha kṛta kalpalatā

अथ कारकापेक्षया राजयोगो िनते atha kārakāpekṣayā rājayogo nirūpyate

कारक ितीये शभु ः तृतीये पापः चतथु  शभु ः पंचमे शभु ः षे पापः समे शभु ः अमे शभु ः नवमे ् शभु ः एव ं िते राजयोगः मण्डमािधपयोगः

kārakasya dvitīye śubhaḥ tṛtīye pāpaḥ caturthe śubhaḥ paṁcame śubhaḥ ṣaṣṭe pāpaḥ saptame śubhaḥ aṣṭame śubhaḥ navame śubhaḥ evṁ sthite rājayogaḥ maṇḍamādhipayogaḥ

कारकापेक्षया ितीयतृतीय चथथु ार्दीनां ययाेसित पमेपापः षे शभु ः समे पापः अमे शभु ः नवमे पापः दसमे शभु ः एवं यिद महाराजयोगः

kārakāpekṣayā dvitīyatṛtīya cathurthādīnāṁ yayātvesati pañcamepāpaḥ ṣaṣṭe śubhaḥ saptame pāpaḥ aṣṭame śubhaḥ navame pāpaḥ dasame śubhaḥ evaṁ yadi mahārājayogaḥ

पूवयोग मण्डलािधपजातकमाऽे पयर्वसानम ् 339

ितीय ु महाराज जातके ष ु िात ् pūrvoktayogasya maṇḍalādhipajātakamātre paryavasānam dvitīyastu mahārāja jātakeṣu draṣṭavyatvāt

एतलक्षणेिमॐे सित समा भवि उमक्षण वैपरीे दिरिा भवि etadutkalakṣaṇemisre sati samā bhavanti uktamakṣaṇa vaiparītye daridrā bhavanti

राघव भ कृ त जातक सारसंमहः rāghava bhaṭṭa kṛta jātaka sārasaṁgrahah

महचबरीा लपते ितीये शभु े तृतीये पापे चतथु  शभु े पंचमे शभु े षे पापे अमे पापे नवमे शभु े राजयोगः grahacakrarītyā lagnapate dvitīye śubhe tṛtīye pāpe caturthe śubhe paṁcame śubhe ṣaṣṭe pāpe asṭame pāpe navame śubhe rājayogaḥ

मिणूवाल ायेन लपते ितीये शभु ः तृतीये पापे चतथु  शभु ः पंचमे पापे षे शभु ः सपे पापामे शभु ः नवमे पाप इित मिणूवाल योगः

maṇipravāala nyāyena lagnapate dvitīye śubhaḥ tṛtīye pāpe caturthe śubhaḥ paṁcame pāpe ṣaṣṭe śubhaḥ sapatme pāpāṣṭame śubhaḥ navame pāpa iti maṇipravāala yogaḥ

अऽ पंचम मार पूव र् योगापेक्षया िवरोध इित नाशंकनीयम ् atra paṁcama mārabhya pūrva yogāpekṣayā virodha iti nāśaṁkanīyam

् ितीय महाराजयोगात ूथम संपमाऽ िवषयात ् dvitīyasya mahārājayogatvāt prathamasya saṁpannamātra viṣayatvāt

सवर्था ितीयेन शभु ो तृतीयेन पापे चतथु न शभु े भवतीतं sarvathā dvitīyena śubho tṛtīyena pāpe caturthena śubhe bhavatītavyaṁ

वृ कािरका vṛddha kārikā

् ् लािधपितमार बमेणािप िलखेत महान 340

महचबं तदाचायर् वदंितयवणादयः उे ितीये सौे तृतीये पापनीचयोः

उच्े चतथु  सौेवा पंचमे तथा शभु े षे पापे तथा नीचे समे च तथा शभु े अमे च तथा पापे नवमे च तथा शभु े ु ौीमंत पषालोके िवपरीते िवपयर्यः

lagnādhipatimārabhya krameṇāpi likhet grahān grahacakraṁ tadācārya vadaṁtiyavaṇādayaḥ ucce dvitīye saumye tṛtīye pāpanīcayoḥ uccce caturthe saumyevā paṁcame tathā śubhe ṣaṣṭe pāpe tathā nīce saptame ca tathā śubhe aṣṭame ca tathā pāpe navame ca tathā śubhe śrīmaṁta puruṣāloke viparīte viparyayaḥ

पंचमेच तथ पापे षे सौोयेथा समेच तथा पापे सौे चाम ख़ेचरे नवमेच तथा पापे नीचखेटेिप वा तथाः मिणूवाळ योगोयं तऽ राजभवेत ्

paṁcameca tatha pāpe ṣaṣṭe saumyoccayestathā saptameca tathā pāpe saumye cāṣṭama ecare navameca tathā pāpe nīcakheṭepi vā tathāḥ maṇipravāḻa yogoyaṁ tatra rājabhavet

् इदम योगयं महचबवशाच ं idam yogadvayaṁ grahacakravaśāca dṛṣṭavyaṁ


Guru Nadi - 2 Translated By Chandrashekhar Sharma, India Readership Level: Very Advanced

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devtaepsnTv< c %paSya< devta< twa, ipÇaemRr[akal> c pirVy´jin> twa. 25. devatopasanatvaà ca upäsyäà devatäà tathä| pitrormaraëäkälaù ca parivyaktajaniù tathä||25||

clearly pronounce or tell the time of death of father, deities worshipped and the deities (that need) to be worshipped.

Chandrashekhar Sharma, from Nagpur, is

ipt&kmRkrTv< c àaeCyte ÉagRve mte,

a sanskrit scholar and a well known name in the internet forums for his humbleness & kindness to teach each and everyone. He has been an ardent student of this science from decades with deep thoughts into various disciplines. He the author of the book "Vedic Astrology Demystified", published by Parimal Publications Delhi "

SvdezkalÉeden Svdez n&pl][m!. 26 . pitåkarmakaratvaà ca procyate bhärgave mate| svadeçakälabhedena svadeça nåpalakñaëam||26||

and whether the jataka will perform the last rites of his father and annual rites for his ancestors is (to be) told by the astrologer.

Svdezraò+saEOy< c prc³agm< twa, ÊiÉR]< c suiÉ]< c mharaegaid s<Évm!. 27.


svadeçaräñörasaukhyaà ca paracakrägamaà tathä| durbhikñaà ca subhikñaà ca mahärogädi sambhavam||27||

Possibility of great epidemics, droughts, production of plenty of grains, happiness of own country and invasion by enemy of the country

mhavataiÉ"at< c àae´< saMbizve mte, zkaBdaip gte JyaeitivRramevaepdezt>. 28. mahävätäbhighätaà ca proktaà sämbaçive mate| çakäbdäpi gate jyotirvirämevopadeçataù||28||

and tell about possibility of devastating winds (typhons, tempests,hurricanes etc) and, finally advising about the shaka year (years of shalivahana shaka or any hindu year, but this perhaps refers to calculations of ahargana that is needed to calculate mean posiion of different planets at a given time ) per calculation of movement of astronomical bodies, in accordance with the principles given by Lord Sambashiva.

SvdezkalÉeden . 29. Svadeçakälabhedena ||29||

This is to be done on the basis of longitude ad lattitude of the country (place) about which the prediction is to be given.

pÒaiÔcNÔai¶yuta> zkaBd> kilvTsra>. kLya<BdakRgtaemasyutaiôoaiÔ ze;t>. 30. padmädricandrägniyutäù çakäbdaù kalivatsaräù|| kalyämbdärkagatomäsayutästrikhädri çeñataù||30||

It is 3179, (YudhiSThira samvat) years from beginning of Kaliyuga to the first Shalivahan shaka. Multiply the years past (shalivahan shaka, which in the example appears to be 58) this by 12 (these are months past from beginning of Kaliyuga) and add to this the months past (from Chaitra shukla Pratipada and numbering7) which gives balance as 703.

Chandrashekhar’s Comment: It is obvious that some shlokas are missing before this shloka appears. Some calculations are being given and they are perhaps trying to tell about how to calculate ahargana. 58X12 = 696 +7 =703 (strikhadri). Back calculations from the figure of 703, which is obviously the number of Surya bhagana (Solar months) suggests that Achyuta is illustrating how to take out either Ahargana or nadi, perhaps the former, with the target year as 58 and month as Kartika that is obtained as the 7th month past from Chaitra. This could also be an indication that the treatise was written in Kartika month of the 58th Shaka. 343

The next five shlokas detail the calculations regarding ahargna and nadis and though I have tried to decipher them to the best of my ability, I am not very sure if the shlokas appear in order and there are no shlokas or lines missing. Thus my interpretation is subject to correction. I would therefore appeal to the learned in Sanskrit and Jyotish to try to correct my translation of these shloka, should they be found to be incorrect and attribute the mistake to my lack of knowledge and pardon me graciously. It is fortunate that the subsequent shlokas, from shloka 6 here after onwards, talk about different results of nadi amshas and do not depend on these calcualtions for their interpretation.

lBxyutaSturyuta< smasErips<yut>, o<vSva¹aeidnyut> iÖzzevai¶ÉaiôiÉ>. 31. labdhayutästurayutäà samäsairapisaàyutaù| khaàvasväghnodinayutaù dviçaçevägnibhästribhiù||31||

Now to this resultant (703), add Tura (7) giving us 710 and 6 giving us 709. To the first figure add KhaM (0) Vasu (8) that is 80 multiplied by 15 that is 1200. This gives us 1909. To the next figure that is 709 add DvishahI (2), Agni (3) Bhā (27) Tri (3) that is 32732, giving us 33441.

llBxe] nEhIRn< zu³varaidk< idn<. *ug[< g[nEihRTva Éajyedip ÉajkE>. 32. lalabdhekña nairhénaà çukravärädikaà dinaà|| dyugaëaà gaëanairhitvä bhäjayedapi bhäjakaiù||32||

33441 divided by 1909 will give us 17 as dividend and 988 as the balance. Divide 17 and 1909 by 12. Count from Friday the figure obtained by dividing 17 to get the rasi. So 17 divided by 12 will give 5 as balance, which counted from Friday shall give us Tuesday as the day of ahargana.

lBx< raizùt< ze;< oi¶iÉÉaRjnavuRta, Éagze;< otkR¹< ùtharEkda pun>. 33. labdhaà räçihåtaà çeñaà khagnibhirbhäjanäirvutä| bhägaçeñaà khatarkaghnaà håtahäraikadä punaù||33||

Remove 12 (multiples of) from what is obtained (1909) and to what remains 30 is to be added. This will give 159 as dividend and 1 as the remainder. Add the remainder to Kha (0) Agni (3) Bhā (27). This will give 1+2731 = 2734 this is to be divided by 12 again to obtain 227 as dividend and 7 as remainder. Now multiply this by Kha (0) Tarka (6) that is 60 to obtain 420. This is again to be divided by the divisor that is 12. This means we divide 420 by 12 to obtain 35.

ivklaíÉvNTyev my< SyaNmXy oecra>, gu[karae rveÉaR[ zIreNÊhaRrk Sm&t>. 34. vikaläçcabhavantyeva mayaà syänmadhya khecaräù| guëakäro raverbhäëa çérendurhäraka småtaù|| 344

These are the vikalas upto which the mean position of grahas are to be calculated. The multiplier Khe (0) 270 is to be divided by 18 (Shīra=8 Indu=1). This would give us the number 15.

Chandrashekhar’s Comment: I think something is certainly missing here. The focus shifts from ahargana to vikalas and mean planets. It is also likely that in the last sholka the reference is to how to calculate kalas and the author now wants to tell about vikalas.

zreNÊ tkR;fœÉagae ooaÉaRR¶IivRxae gu[>, zrdkRinixíNÔ vsvaeharkSm&t>. 35. çarendu tarkañaòbhägo khakhärrbhägnérvidho guëaù| çaradarkanidhiçcandra vasavohärakasmåtaù||35||

6615 part of 132700. 20 is the dividend and 400 is the remainder. Sharat (6) arka (12) nidhi (9) chandra (1) =19126 are to be divided by 8. This gives us 2402. Deducting 400 from this gives us 2002 and deducting 200 ( guna to the bhaga 20) from this gives us 1802. Chandrashehar’s Coment: Here the author might be telling us about the total number of nadis in the zodiac as they happen to be 1800, though here they come at 1802. However that could be due to some mistake in interpretation by me. I think that this could be the number of nadis as the next shloka does tell about how to corelate the names of nadis to chara (Cardinal), sthira (Fixed) and dviswabhava (Dual) rasis. I would like to reiterate here that if there is any mistake in this translation, it squarely lies at my doorsteps due to my ignorance of Sanskrit bhoot sankhya interpretation. I once again call upon the learned to undertake the translation of the foregoing 5 shlokas for benefit of astrology world, should I be incorrect. I also promise to pursue this further with those scholars of Sanskrit whom I know and try to find any mistakes that might have occurred here.

äüaBdINÊ imtanaf(> crÉeVyTyyaiSwre, ;qœ sÝit<smar_y iÖSvÉave;u razI;u. 36. brahmäbdéndu mitänäòyaù carabhevyatyayästhire| ñaö saptatiàsamärabhya dvisvabhäveñu räçéñu||36||

There are a total of 150 nadis in a fixed order. (These are to be counted) for chara rasi (cardinal) the order is regular, in reverse order for sthira rasi (Fixed sign) and for the Dwisva bhava rasis (Mutable of Dual signs) they are to be counted from 76th nadi (amsha).

Chandrashekhar’s Comment: The word brahmābdindu does not make any sense in bhoot sankhya, which is in line with the known jyotish terms, neither it matches with the names of nadis given after this shloka. If it is interpreted as a bhoot sankhya it would mean 111 (Brahma =1 Year = 1 Indu =1) or 13651 (Brahma =1 Year = 365 days Indu = 1). If we consider the word as BrahmābdhIndu it would translate as 141. Both of these words do not make any astrological sense. This word is apparently a corruption of whatever is written in the original 345

text and hence I have taken the liberty to translate it as 150. If some learned thinks it to be otherwise, he/she may kindly correct this.

vsuxa< vE:[vI— äaüI kalkªqa c z<krI, suxakrI sma saMya sura mya. 37. vasudhäà vaiñëavéà brähmé kälaküöä ca çaìkaré| sudhäkaré samä sämyä surä mayä ||37||

(The names of the nadis are) Vasudhā, VaiSanavI, brāhmI, KālakUTā, (and) ShankarI, SudhaākarI, Samaā, Sāmyā, Surā, Mayā.

mnaehra maXvI mÃuSvna "aera k…iMÉnI, kMbla< àÉa vIra pyiSvnI mUlm!. 38. manoharä mädhvé maïjusvanä ghorä kumbhiné| kambaläà prabhä vérä payasviné mülam||38||

Manoharā, MādhvI, Manjuswanā, Ghorā, KumbhinI, Kambalā, Prabhā, VIrā, PayasvinI, Mulam (Or Mūlā).

jgit jHRra Øuva musla muGdra, paza cMpka yaimnI mhI kl;a. 39. jagati jarjharä dhruvä musalä mugdarä| päçä campakä yäminé mahé kalañä||39||

JagatI, Jarjharā, Dhruvā, Musalā, Mugdarā, Pāshā, Champakā, YāminI, MahI, KalaShā.

kmla ka<ta kala pirkra ]ma, ÊdRra ÊÉRga ivña ivzIna ivkq . 40. kamalä käntä kälä parikarä kñamä| durdarä durbhagä viçvä viçénä vikaöa ||40||

Kamalā, KaMtā, Kālā, Parikarā, Kshamā, Durdharā, Durbhagā, Vishwā, VishInā, VikaTa.

A<igra ivæma suoda iõGxa saedra, sursuNdrI Am&tPlaivnI kala kamx&kœ. 41. aìgirä vibhramä sukhadä snigdhä sodarä| surasundarI amåtapläviné kälä kämadhåk||41|| 346

Angirā, Vibhramā, Sukhadā, Snighdhā, Sodarā, SurasundarI, AmritaplāvinI, Kālā, Kāmadhruka.

krvIrI[I g<hra k…iqnI taÔ ivzaOya, iv;naiznI zmRda zItla inça. 42. karavéréëé gaàharä kuöiné tädra viçäkhyä| viñanäçiné çarmadäa çétalä nimnä ||42||

KaravIrINI, GaMharā, KuTinI, Tādra, Vishākhyā, ViSanāshinI, Sharmadā, ShItalā, Nimnā.

iÇta iàyvixRnI man¹I ÊÉRga, icÄa iciÇ[I icrÃIiv ÉUpa gdhra. 43. tritä priyavardhiné mänaghné durbhagä| cittä citriëé ciraïjévié bhüpä gadaharä||43||

Tritā, PriyavardhinI, MānaghnI, Durbhagā, Chittā, ChitriNi, ChiranjIvI, Bhupā, Gadharā.

nala nilnI inmRla nid suxam&ta<zukilka, halahl iv;a<k…ra ÇElaeKyMmaehnkrI mhazUrI. 44. nälä naliné nirmalä nadi sudhämåtäàçukalikä| hälähala viñäìkurä trailokyammohanakaré mahäçüré||44||

Nālā, NalinI, Nirmalā, Nadi, SudhāmritāMshukalikā, Hālāhala, ViSāMkurā, TrailokyamohanakarI, MahāshUrI.

suxIlta suoda suàÉa zaeÉa zaeÉna, zItda zIla sla Jvala sra raxa. 45. sudhélatä sukhadä suprabhä çobhä çobhanä| çétadä çélä salä jvälä sarä rädhä ||45||

SudhIlatā, Sukhadā, Suprabhā, Shobhā, Shobhanā, ShItadā, ShIlā, Salā, Jwālā, Sarā, Rādhā.

sUtna sumtI ista saemvtIR saemlta, m<gla muiÔka ]uxa melvga iv¼lya. 46. sütanä sumaté sitä somavarté somalatä| maìgalä mudrikä kñudhä melavagä viìgalayä||46||

Sūtanā, SumatI, Sitā, SomavartI, Somalatā, Mangalā, Mudrikā, Kshudhā, Melavagā, Vinglayā. 347

nvnIta inzacrI inv&ÄI narda sara, samga saemga sma ivñMÉra k…marI c. 47. navanétä niçäcaré nivåtté näradä särä| sämagä somagä samä viçvambharä kumäré ca||47||

NavanItā, NishācarI, NivrittI, Nāradā, Sārā, Sāmagā, Somagā, Samā, Vishwmbharā and KumārI.

kaeikla k…Ãrak«it @eNÔI Svaha Svxa, vSvI àet r] jlPlva< daéñ midramEÇI. 48. kokilä kuïjaräkåti aindré svähä svadhä| vasvé preta rakña jalaplaväà däruçva madirämaitré||48||

Kokilā, Kunjarākriti, AindrI, Svahā, Svadhā, VasvI Preta, raksha, JalaplavāM, Dārushva, MadirāmaitrI.

hir[I hair[I mét xn y}a<xnkrI, xnda kCDpa AMbuja $zac zuilnI. 49 . hariëé häriëé maruta dhana yajïändhanakaré| dhanadä kacchapä ambujä éçäca çuliné||49||

HariNI, HāriNI, Maruta, Dhana, YadhnyankarI, Dhanadā, KacChapā, Ambujā, Ishā and ShulinI.

taÔI izva izvkralta k…Nda cEv muk…Ndac, Éista kdrI Smra kdlI kaeiklalapa. 50. tädré çivä çivakarälatä kundä caiva mukundäca| bhasitä kadaré smarä kadalé kokiläläpä ||50||

TādrI, Shivā, Shivakarālatā, Kundā and Mukundā, Bhasitā, kadarI, Smarā, KadalI, Kokilālāpā.

kaimnI klzaeÑva vIra àSta s<grac, zty}a ztavrI öGvI paqilnI n¶a p<kja prmeñrI. 51. käminé kalaçodbhavä vérä prastä saìgaräca| çatayajïä çatävaré sragvé päöaliné nagnä paìkajä parameçvaré||51||

KāminI, Kalashodbhavā, VIrā, Prastā, and Sangarā, Shatayadhnā, SragvI, PtTalinI, Nagnā, PaMkajā, ParameshvarI. 348

@tavLyaSsmaOyata> àae´a ya äü[a pura, nafI)sma}ay n zKyae l¶in[Ry>. 1 nafISsma}ay . 52 . etävalyässamäkhyätäù proktä yä brahmaëä purä| näòéphasamäjïäya na çakyo lagnanirëayaù || 1 näòéssamäjïäya ||52||

Brahma said that it is not possible to decide correct lagna (interpretaion/prediction) without knowing the nadis, in times long gone by.

Aiv}ate punlR¶e m&;avadev ivNyset!, tSmaÚafI— prI]Ev k…yaR¾atkin[Rym!. 53. avijïäte punarlagne måñävädeva vinyaset | tasmännäòéà parékñaiva kuryäjjätakanirëayam ||53||

It is necessary to examine (match) the results of Nadi before declaring the results of a chart of a Jataka since a prediction made without knowing the time of birth, fails.

Chandrashekhar’s Comment: I think the author is saying that one should match the 12’ arc of the zodiac in which a jataka is born by tallying the results of the nadi amshas with whatever is know of his life when he approaches the astrologer, including the number of his siblings, his body structure, colour etc. It will be observed by the learned that the names of the nadis given in Guru Nadi differ from some of the names given by both C. G. Rajan an authority on Nadi and also in Deva keralam that is translated by R. Santanam. I have given a table of the names of nadis as given in all the three texts, below for easy 1 reference of the learned.

Names of Nādis, as they appear in the texts of C. G. Rajan, Deva Keralam (Chandrakalā nādi) and Guru Nādi. In the opinion of Santhanam a nādi is 150th division of a rasi, of 12 minutes each, and the divisions are equal, whereas in the opinion of C. S. Patel they are superimposition of the 16 vargas and are uneven. Personally, I think the divisions are even as the nādi names are to be allotted in regular order for Cardinal or movable (Chara) rasis, reverse for Fixed (Sthira) Rasis and from 76th nādi in regular order for Mutable or Dual (Ubhaya) rasis.


*DevaKerelam which is the only work available in print form, translated by R.Santhanam, Sagar

Publications is taken as standard and deviation in names of nadi table is marked in bold for easy reference. 349

Nadi Number For Chara Rasi 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41

Nadi Number For Sthira Rasi 150 149 148 147 146 145 144 143 142 141 140 139 138 137 136 135 134 133 132 131 130 129 128 127 126 125 124 123 122 121 120 119 118 117 116 115 114 113 112 111 110

Nadi Number For Ubhaya Rasi 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116

C. G. Rajan

Deva Keralam*

Guru Nadi

Vasudhā Vaishnavi Brāhmi KālkooTa ShankarI SadākarI Samā Saumya Surā Mayā Manoharā MādhavI Manjuswanā Ghorā KumbhinI KuTilā Prabhā Parā PayaswinI Mālā JagatI Jarjharā Dhruvā Musalā Mudgarā Pāshā Champakā DāminI MahI Kalushā Kamalā Kāntā Kālā Karikarā Kshamā Durdharā Durbhagā Vishwā Vishirnā VikaTa Vishvalā Aavilā

Vasudhā Vaishnavi Brāhmi KālkooTa ShankarI Sudhākarāmsha Saumya Surā Mayā Manoharā MādhavI Manjuswanā Ghorā KumbhinI KuTilā Prabhā Parā PayaswinI Mālā Jagati JarjharI Dhruvā Musalā Mudgalā Pāshā Chambakā DāminI MahI Kalushā Kamalā Kāntā Kālā Karikarā Kshamā Durdharā Durbhagā Vishwā Vishirnā Vihvalā Anilā BhImā

Vasudhā Vaishnavi Brāhmi KālkooTa ShankarI SudhākarI Samā Sāmyā Surā Mayā Manoharā MādhavI Manjuswanā Ghorā KumbhinI Kambalā Prabhā VIrā PayaswinI Moolam Jagati Jarjharā Dhruvā Musalā Mudgarā Pāshā Champakā YāminI MahI Kalashā Kamalā Kāntā Kālā Parikarā Kshamā Durdarā Durbhagā Vishwā Vishinā VikaTa Angirā


42 43 44 45 46 47 48

109 108 107 106 105 104 103

117 118 119 120 121 122 123

49 50 51 52

102 101 100 99

124 125 126 127

53 54 55 56 57 58 59

98 97 96 95 94 93 92

128 129 130 131 132 133 134

60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72

91 90 89 88 87 86 85 84 83 82 81 80 79

135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147

73 74 75

78 77 76

148 149 150

76 77 78 79 80 81 82

75 74 73 72 71 70 69

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Vidrumā Sukhadā Snighdhā Sodarā SurasundarI AmritaplāvinI Karālā

Sukhpradā Snighdhā Sodarā SurasundarI AmritaprāshinI Kālā (Karālā) Kamadrukkaraviri nI Kāmadhuka Gahawarā KaravIrinI KundinI Gahavrā Kāntā KundinI Vishākhyā (Vishā) Raudra (Kāntā) VishanāshinI Vishā Nirmadā VishavināshinI ShItalā Nirmadā Nimnā ShItalā PrItā PriyavardhinI Nimnā Piridā (PrItā) Mānadā (Managhnā) PriyavāsinI Durbhagā Managhnā Chitrā Durbhagā Vichitrā ChiranjIvinI Chitrā (Chittā) ChitriNi Bhoopā ChiranjIvanI Gadāharā Virupā/ Bhoopā Nāla Gadaharā Gālavee Nāla Nirmalā NalinI Nadi Nirmalā Sudhā Nadi Mritamshuka Sadāmritamsukala KālI Chapalā Shankurā Trailokyamohanak arI MahāmārI SushItalā Sumatā/ Subhagā Suprabhā Shobhā Shobhanā Shivadā 351

Kālikā Kalushankarā Trailokyamohana karI Mahāmāyā SushItalā Sukhadā Suprabhā Shobhā Shobhanā Shivadā

Vibhramā Sukhadā Snighdhā Sodarā SurasundarI AmritaplāvinI Kālā Kāmadhruka KaravIrinI GaMharā KuTinI Tādra Vishākhyā VishavināshinI Sharmadā ShItalā Nimnā Tritā PriyavardhinI ManaghnI Durbhagā Chittā ChitriNi ChiranjIvinI Bhoopā Gadaharā Nālā NalinI Nirmalā Nadi SudhaamritāMs hukalikā Hālāhala ViShaMkurā Trailokyamohan akarI MahāshUrI SudhIlatā Sukhadā Suprabhā Shobhā Shobhanā ShItadā

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Shivā Bālā Jwālā Gadā Gādā Nootanā

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62 61 60 59 58 57 56 55 54 53 52 51 50 49 48 47 46 45 44 43 42 41 40 39 38 37 36 35 34 33 32 31 30 29 28

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Sumanoharā Somavalli Somalatā Mangalā Mudrikā Sootā Moksha parvagā Valayā Navaneetā NishācharI NivrittI Nigadā Sārā/ Saurā Sangeetā Sumatā Vishwmbharā KumārI Kokilā KunjarakIrtI Aindrā Swāhā Swarā Vanhi PreetI Rakshajala Plavā VāruNI Madirā MaitrI HāriNi HariNi Maruta Dhananjaya DhanakarI Dhanadā

Shivā Bālā Jwālā Gadā Gādā Sootanā (Nootanā) Sumanoharā Somavalli Somalatā Mangalā Mudrikā Sudhā Melā Apavargā Pashyatā Navaneetā NishācharI NivrittI Nirgatā Sārā Samagā Samadā Samā Vishwambharā KumārI Kokilā KunjarakIrtI Indrā Swāhā Swadhā VanhI Peethā YakshI Achalaprabhā SāriNI Madhurā Maitri HariNi HāriNi Mārutā Dhananjaya

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27 26 25

49 50 51

Mricchya Ambujā IshānI

DhanakarI Dhanadā KacHapā 352

Shilā Sālā Jwālā Sarā Rādhā Sootanā SumatI Sitā SomavartI Somalatā Mangalā Mudrikā Kshudhā Melavagā Vingalayā Navaneetā NishācharI NivrittI Naradā Sārā Sāmagā Somagā Samā Vishwambharā KumārI Kokilā KunjarakrutI AindrI Swāhā Swadhā VaswI Preta Raksha Jalaplavā Dārushva MadirāmaitrI DhariNi HāriNi Maruta Dhana Yadhna DhanakarI Dhanadā KacHapā Ambujā

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ToolinI Raudri Shivā ShivakarI Kalā Kundā Mukundā Bhāratā Pasitā KandinI Smarā Kuntalā Kokilā Pāpā KāminI Kalashodbhavā VIraprasoo Shankarā Shatayadhnyā Shadāvari BrahvI/ Virahapā PāTalinI Pankajā ParameshwarI

Ambujā IshānI ShoolinI Raudri ShivāshivakarI Kalā Kundā Mukundā Pāratā/ Bhāratā KadalI Smarā Bhāsitā Kodalā Kokilāmshā KāminI Kalashodbhavā VIraprasoo Sangarā Shatayadhnyā ShatāvarI SragvI PāTalinI Nāgapankajā ParameshwarI

Ishā ShUlinI TadrI Shivā Shivakarālatā Kundā Mukundā Bhasitā KadarI Smarā KadalI Kokilālāpā KāminI Kalashodbhavā VIrā Prastā Sangarā Shatayadhnyā ShatāvarI SragvI PāTalinI Nagnā Pankajā ParameshwarI

vsuxa<zk )lm! 1st NadiAmsha2 - Vasudhäìçaka Phalam Results of Vasudha Amsha

Note: For Vasudha Amsha this means A) 0° 00' to 0° 12' for Moveable Ascendants B) 29° 48' to 30°00', for Fixed Ascendants & C) 15° 00' to 15° 12' for Dual Sign Ascendants.

vsuxa<zaeÑvaemTyR> gaEràa<zuttZzuic>, ivÖaNmxuraÉa;I ivnItaexmRvTsl>. 54. vasudhäàçodbhavomartyaù gaurapräàçutataççuciù | vidvänmadhuräbhäñé vinétodharmavatsalaù ||54|| 2

For divisions of various Nadiamshas for each sign, kindly refer to the table in the Appendix 353

A person born in VasudhaMsha (one whose degrees of lagna fall in VasudhaMsha), is Fair of colour and of a brilliant (or very fair) complexion, polite, follower of Dharma, knowledgeable and talks in a sweet manner.

äaü[aexinkïae[I mexavI klhiày>, saedra> p te;a< ÖaE àÉlaE rajv‘ÉaE. 55. brähmaëodhanikaçroëé medhävé kalahapriyaù | sodaräù païca teñäà dvau prabhalau räjavallabhau ||55||

He is a brahmin by birth, wealthy follower of middle path of Dharma, possessed of great intellligence and contentious (likes to argue or quarrel). He has five siblings of whom two are favourites of the King.

;qpuÇa> kNyka tSy Çy> puÇa mhaxna>, kNyEka pqut àJvI ÖaiÇ<zevahnaiNvt>. 56. ñaöaputräù kanyakä tasya trayaù puträ mahädhanäù | kanyaikä paöuta prajvé dvätriàçevähanänvitaù ||56||

He has 6 sons and a daughter who is very clever and beautiful and three of his sons are very wealthy. He gets a vehicle at the age of 32.

SvBd iÖsÝtervakR nkdaicÎirÔtam!, tIwRyaÇa rtEròa mharaj smaïy>. 57. svabda dvisaptateravärka nakadäciddaridratäm | térthayäträ ratairañöä mahäräja samäçrayaù ||57||

In his 72 years of life, he gets the royal patronage of kings, does pilgrimage 8 times and rarely (does not) faces poverty.

gaeraecna pÒv[aR ivÖan! zamaeÑvaÉvet!, àa<zu> iSwr> k«za<gí 1 iÖBdSte ièyte mata. 1 ÉUpaBde ièyte mata . 58. gorocanä padmavarëä vidvän çämodbhaväbhavet | präàçuù sthiraù kåçäìgaçca 1 dvibdaste mriyate mätä || 1 bhüpäbde mriyate mätä||58||

He is of a yellowish shade or of the colour of Lotus (pink), learned and has ability to cure (others). He is tall, steady (by nature) lean and in his 2nd year (16th year if we consider the word “bhUpaabde” as right one) his mother dies.

pake rahe ta mNdÉu´a mharaeg smiNvt>, svaRsuc dzaiSvNÊ guéÉ®yaïyaiNvt>. 59. päke rähe tä mandabhuktä mahäroga samanvitaù | sarväsuca daçäsvindu gurubhaktyäçrayänvitaù ||59|| 354

During the entire dasha of Moon, he will be devoted to a Guru. In the dasha of Rahu and bhukti (antardasha) of Shani he contacts severe illness.

vE:[va<z )lm! 2nd NadiAmsha - Vaiñëaväàça Phalam Results of Vaishnavämsha Note: For Vaishnavi Amsha this means A) 0° 12' to 0° 24' for Moveable Ascendants B) 29° 36' to 29° 48' for Fixed Ascendants & C) 15° 12' to 15° 24' for Dual Ascendants.

vE:[va<zaeÑvaemTyRSsaiTvkae mxuriày>, gaeraecna pÒv[R> iv*a< zamaewva Évet!. 60. vaiñëaväàçodbhavomartyassätviko madhurapriyaù | gorocanä padmavarëaù vidyäà çämothavä bhavet ||60||

A Jätaka born in Vaishnavämsha is pious and likes sweets. He is of yellowish colour or Lotus colour and is able to cure or help others through his learning.

àa<zu iSwr> k«za<gí pÒpÇinÉe][>, iv*aivny s<yu´íaévaŠ…zlaem&Ê>. 61. präàçu sthiraù kåçäìgaçca padmapatranibhekñaëaù | vidyävinaya saàyuktaçcäruväkkuçalomåduù ||61||

He is tall steady and lean and has eyes that resemble lotus (or looks like Lotus leaf). He is possessed of learning, humility, pleasing speech and is soft in nature.

Chandrashekhar’s Comment: I think “padmapatranibhexana” means one who resembles Lotus leaf as the jataka is already said to be lean and being delicate looking like a lotus leaf is an apt simile.

iÖÉayaeR mat&Éi´í b÷æat&smaiNvt>, AÉu´ Éaegae ièyte jeóae balSy ca¢t>. 62. dvibhäryo mätåbhaktiçca bahubhrätåsamänvitaù | abhukta bhogo mriyate jeñöho bälasya cägrataù ||62||

He has two wives, is devoted to his mother and has many siblings. When the jätaka is young, his elder sibling, who has not enjoyed the pleasures of life (quite young) dies. 355

1 k…ôIc raeig[> píadvaRk ;aefz vTsra>, 1 SvôI ÉigNyí ctöStu @ka SvaxIna v‘Éa. 63. 1 kustréca rogiëaù paçcädarväka ñoòaça vatsaräù | 1 svastré bhaginyaçca catasrastu ekä svädhénä vallabhä ||63||

His wife is sickly at 16 years and of his four sisters one has her husband under her control.

Chandrashekhar’s Comment: I think SvastrI is the right word and not KustrI and have hence translated it as jataka’s wife.

SvbNxu pae;[e z´a ivÊ;ae zuÉl][a, puiÇ[I pitÉ´ac Êv&RÄaí twa pra. 64. svabandhu poñaëe çaktä viduño çubhalakñaëä | putriëé patibhaktäca durvåttäçca tathä parä ||64||

Capable of rearing his siblings and a learned person with auspicious marks, one of his daughters is devoted to her husband while other one is of bad tendencies/habits (character?)

æatacEkaeSy Êv&RÄ> lBx> kamI zQ> ipta, ;qpÂaze mharaegTSvy< nZyit yaenit. 65. bhrätäcaikosya durvåttaù labdhaù kämé çaöhaù pitä | ñaöapaïcäçe mahärogatsvayaà naçyati yonati ||65||

One of his brothers is of bad character, unfaithful and lustful. His father is shrewd (crook ?). In the 56 year of age he becomes seriously ill due to his own mistakes.

Chandrashekhar’s Comment: YonayH means source and I have therefore translated this to mean the jataka is the source of his own great disease. Now the Jataka being a learned man and with all good qualities as indicated in earlier shlokas, it is not likely that he will invite this great disease due to addictions. Therefore I think the reference might be to either food poisioning or something like gastroenteritis. The next shloks also seems to confirm his fondeness to food and the likelihood of serious health problems due to his own carelessness appears likely.

iÖsÝitsme m&Tyu AjI[Rm AixgCDt>, b÷puÇa æat& puÇ> ÉagaTvòe suoIÉvet!. 66. dvisaptatisame måtyu ajérëama adhigacchataù | bahuputrä bhrätå putraù bhägätvañöe sukhébhavet ||66||

He will die at Seventy two years of age due to indigestion. He has many sons and nephews lives happily due to inheritance (Jataka earns well and has landed property).


äaü(a<zm! 3rd NadiAmsha - Brähmyäàçam Results of Brahmäàsha Note: For Brahmi Amsha this means A) 0° 24' to 0° 36' for Moveable Ascendants B) 29° 24' to 29° 36' for Fixed Ascendants & C) 15° 24' to 15° 36' for Dual Sign Ascendants

äaü(a<ze gaErgaÇí sma<zae gUFmTsr>, gUFkayae mhaàa}> mhaivÖaNmhayza>. 67. brähmyäàçe gauragätraçca samäàço güòhamatsaraù | güòhakäyo mahäpräjïaù mahävidvänmahäyaçäù ||67||

One born in BrahmI amsha is of fair, of proportionate body, difficult to understand, jealous, of stout body, great intellectual and very learned and is of a noble disposition.

b÷æata æat&yutae æata jeóae=viz:yte, @kiÇ<ze ièyte mata ÖaiÇ<ze ièyte ipta. 68. bahubhrätä bhrätåyuto bhrätä jeñöho'vaçiñyate | ekatriàçe mriyate mätä dvätriàçe mriyate pitä ||68||

His mother dies when he is of 31 years of age and father dies at 32nd years. He has many brothers and of these only the eldest one survives.

Chandrashekhar’s Comment: It seems there is some corruption of the shlokas here in the first line. It talks of his having many brothers. However it could also mean that he has many friends and brothers and his elder brother is the only one left (survives).

pÂiÇ<ze puÇyut> ra}<iàyae mhadars Svjnri]t>. 69. païcatriàçe putrayutaù räjïampriyo mahädärasa svajanarakñitaù ||69||

He gets a son at the age or 35, is the favourite of king, has many wives and is protected by his kiths and kins.

mhaJvr ÉyatRí ÖaiÇ<ze guévTsl>, ;qiÇ<zaTprtaeir´> AòiÇ<ze suoI Évet!. 70. mahäjvara bhayärtaçca dvätriàçe guruvatsalaù | ñaöatriàçätparatoriktaù añöatriàçe sukhé bhavet ||70||

He faces many difficulties and contracts high fever at the age of 32, becomes devotee of his Guru (is accepted as shishya by a Guru) after 36 years of age and becomes contented by 38 years of age. 357

tt> pr< xnaF(í punvaRhn s<yut>, AÚdata inTymev g<gayait zicnEyuRt>. 71. tataù paraà dhanäòhyaçca punarvähana saàyutaù | annadätä nityameva gaìgäyäti çacinairyutaù ||71||

After this he becomes very wealthy and gets vehicles etc. again. He regularly feeds many and crosses river Ganga (leaves for distant lands) and does not indulge in coitus (actually is not involved with women other than his wife).

pÂcTvair<zkeBde punreit Svdezkm!, iÇiÉrBdESttae ra}a s³tu õayupae;k>. 72. païcacatväriàçakebde punareti svadeçakam | tribhirabdaistato räjïä sakratu snäyupoñakaù ||72||

He returns to his motherland at the age of 45 and in 3 years there after becomes a King due to his intelligence and is a supporter of bow string (perhaps this means that he becomes a king due to his intelligence and support of his archers that is the army that he rears).

To Be Continued…. Appendix Nadi Amsha span in Different Rasis. Sr.No. Nadi Names in Guru Nadi 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Vasudhā Vaishnavi Brāhmi KālkooTa ShankarI SudhākarI Samā Sāmyā Surā Mayā Manoharā MādhavI Manjuswanā Ghorā KumbhinI Kambalā Prabhā VIrā

Amshas In Ar, Cn, Li & Cp Signs 0°-12’ 0°12’-0°24’ 0°24’-0°36’ 0°36’-0°48’ 0°48’- 1° 1°-1°12’ 1°12’-1°24’ 1°24’-1°36’ 1°36’-1°48’ 1°48’-2° 2°-2°12’ 2°12’-2°24’ 2°24’-2°36’ 2°36’-2°48’ 2°48’-3° 3°-3°12’ 3°12’-3°24’ 3°24’-3°36’ 358

Amshas in Ta, Le, Sc & Aq Signs 29°48’-30° 29°36’-29°48 29°24’-29°36’ 29°12’-29°24’ 29°-29°12’ 28°48-29° 28°36’-28°48’ 28°24’-28°36’ 28°12’-28°24’ 28°-28°12’ 27°48’-28° 27°36’-27°48’ 27°24’-27-36’ 27°12-27°24’ 27°-27°12’ 26°48’-27° 26°36’-26°48’ 26°24’-26°36’

Amshas in Ge, Vi, Sg & Pi Signs 15°-15°12’ 15°12’-15°24’ 15°24’-15°36’ 15°36’-15°48’ 15°48’-16° 16°-16°12’ 16°12’-16°24’ 16°24’-16°36’ 16°36’-16°48’ 16°48’-17° 17°-17°12’ 17°12’-17°24’ 17°24’-17°36’ 17°36’-17°48’ 17°48’- 18° 18°-18°12’ 18°12’-18°24’ 18°24’-18°36’

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PayaswinI Moolam Jagati Jarjharā Dhruvā Musalā Mudgarā Pāshā Champakā YāminI MahI Kalashā Kamalā Kāntā Kālā Parikarā Kshamā Durdarā Durbhagā Vishwā Vishinā VikaTa Angirā Vibhramā Sukhadā Snighdhā Sodarā SurasundarI AmritaplāvinI Kālā Kāmadhruka KaravIrinI GaMharā KuTinI Tādra Vishākhyā VishavināshinI Sharmadā ShItalā Nimnā Tritā PriyavardhinI ManaghnI Durbhagā Chittā ChitriNi

3°36-3°48’ 3°48’-4° 4°-4°12’ 4°12’-4°24’ 4°24’-4°36’ 4°36’-4°48’ 4°48’-5° 5°-5°12’ 5°12’-5°24’ 5°24’-5°36’ 5°36’-5°48’ 5°48’-6° 6°-6°12’ 6°12’-6°24’ 6°24’-6°36’ 6°36’-6°48’ 6°48’-7° 7°-7°12’ 7°12’-7°24’ 7°24’-7°36’ 7°36’-7°48’ 7°48’-8° 8°-8°12’ 8°12’-8°24’ 8°24’-8°36’ 8°36’-8°48’ 8°48’-9° 9°-9°12’ 9°12’-9°24’ 9°24’-9°36’ 9°36’-9°48’ 9°48’-10° 10°-10°12’ 10°12’-10°24’ 10°24’-10°36’ 10°36’-10°48’ 10°48’-11° 11°-11°12’ 11°12’-11°24’ 11°24’-11°36’ 11°36’-11°48’ 11°48’-12° 12°-12°12’ 12°12’-12°24’ 12°24’-12°36’ 12°36’-12°48’ 359

26°12’-26°24’ 26°-26°12’ 25°48’-26° 25°36’-25°48’ 25°24’-25°36’ 25°12’-25°24’ 25°-25°12’ 24°48’-25° 24°36’-24°48’ 24°24’-24°36’ 24°12’-24°24’ 24°-24°12’ 23°48-24° 23°36’-23°48’ 23°24’-23°36’ 23°12’-23°24’ 23°-23°12’ 22°48’-23° 22°36’-22°48’ 22°24’-22°36’ 22°12’-22°24’ 22°-22°12’ 21°48’-22° 21°36’-21°48’ 21°24’-21°36’ 21°12’-21°24’ 21°-21°12’ 20°48’-21° 20°36’-20°48’ 20°24’-20°36’ 20°12’-20°24’ 20°-20°12’ 19°48’-20° 19°36’-19°48’ 19°24’-19°36’ 19°12’-19°24’ 19°-19°12’ 18°48’-19° 18°36’-18°48’ 18°24’-18°36’ 18°12’-18°24’ 18°-18°12’ 17°48’-18° 17°36’-17°48’ 17°24’-16°36’

18°36’-18°48’ 18°48’-19° 19°-19°12 19°12’-19°24’ 19°24’-19°36’ 19°36’-19°48’ 19°48’-20° 20°-20°12’ 20°12’-20°24’ 20°24’-20°36’ 20°36’-20°48’ 20°48’-21° 21°-21°12’ 21°12’-21°24’ 21°24’-21°36’ 21°36’-21°48’ 21°48’-22° 22°-22°12’ 22°12’-22°24’ 22°24’-22°36’ 22°36’-22°48’ 22°48’-23° 23°-23°12’ 23°12’-23°24’ 23°24’-23°36’ 23°36’-23°48’ 23°48’-24° 24°-24°12’ 24°12’-24°24’ 24°24’-24°36’ 24°36’-24°48’ 24°48’-25° 25°-25°12’ 25°12’-25°24’ 25°24’-25°36’ 25°36’-25°48’ 25°48’-26° 26°-26°12’ 26°12’-26°24’ 26°24’-26°36’ 26°36’-26°48’ 26°48’-27° 27°-27°12’ 27°12’-27°24’ 27°24’-27°36’ 27°36’-27°48’

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ChiranjIvinI Bhoopā Gadaharā Nālā NalinI Nirmalā Nadi SudhaamritāMshukalikā Hālāhala ViShaMkurā TrailokyamohanakarI MahāshUrI SudhIlatā Sukhadā Suprabhā Shobhā Shobhanā ShItadā Shilā Sālā Jwālā Sarā Rādhā Sootanā SumatI Sitā SomavartI Somalatā Mangalā Mudrikā Kshudhā Melavagā Vingalayā Navaneetā NishācharI NivrittI Naradā Sārā Sāmagā Somagā Samā Vishwambharā KumārI Kokilā KunjarakrutI AindrI

12°48°-13° 13°-13°12’ 13°12’-13°24’ 13°24’-13°36’ 13°36’-13°48’ 13°48’-14° 14°-14°12’ 14°12’-14°24’ 14°24’-14°36’ 14°36’-14°48’ 14°48’-15° 15°-15°12’ 15°12’-15°24’ 15°24’-15°36’ 15°36’-15°48’ 15°48’-16° 16°-16°12’ 16°12’-16°24’ 16°24’-16°36’ 16°36’-16°48’ 16°48’-17° 17°-17°12’ 17°12’-17°24’ 17°24’-17°36’ 17°36’-17°48’ 17°48’- 18° 18°-18°12’ 18°12’-18°24’ 18°24’-18°36’ 18°36’-18°48’ 18°48’-19° 19°-19°12 19°12’-19°24’ 19°24’-19°36’ 19°36’-19°48’ 19°48’-20° 20°-20°12’ 20°12’-20°24’ 20°24’-20°36’ 20°36’-20°48’ 20°48’-21° 21°-21°12’ 21°12’-21°24’ 21°24’-21°36’ 21°36’-21°48’ 21°48’-22° 360

17°12-17°24’ 17°- 17°12’ 16°48’-17° 16°36’-16°48’ 16°24’-16°36’ 16°12’16°24’ 16°-16°12’ 15°48-16° 15°36’-15°48’ 15°24’-15°36’ 15°12’-15°24’ 15°-15°12’ 14°48’-15° 14°36-14°48’ 14°24-14°36’ 14°12’-14°24’ 14°-14°12’ 13°48-14° 13°36-13°48’ 13°24’-13°36’ 13°12-13°24’ 13°-13°12’ 12°48’-13° 12°36’-12°48’ 12°24’-12°36’ 12°12’-12°24’ 12°-12°12’ 11°48’-12° 11°36’-11°48’ 11°24’-11°36’ 11°12’-11°24’ 11°-11°12’ 10°48’-11° 10°36’-10°48’ 10°24’-10°36’ 10°12’-10°24’ 10°-10°12’ 9°48’-10° 9°36’-9°48’ 9°24’-9°36’ 9°12’-9°24’ 9°-9°12’ 8°48’-9° 8°36’-8°48’ 8°24’-8°36’ 8°12’-8°24’

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Book In FocusVedic Astrology Demystified Bhavas - An Exposition

By Chandrashekhar Sharma, India Readership Level: Intermediate To Advanced

[Publisher: This is extracted from the book Vedic Astrology â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Demystified, by Chandrashekhar Sharma, a must for all Vedic students. It is printed by Parimal Publications, New Delhi and is available in all book stores including Saptarishis Astrology Bookshop. We have decided to give 10 % discount on this book for the month of July as a mark of respect to the author.]

Chandrashekhar Sharma, from Nagpur, is a sanskrit scholar and a well known name in the internet forums for his humbleness & kindness to teach each and everyone. He has been an ardent student of this science from decades with deep thoughts into various disciplines. He the author of the book "Vedic Astrology Demystified", published by Parimal Publications Delhi. He is currently translating Guru Nadi for Saptarishis Astrology.

1. Strength of Bhavas We have learnt what is a bhava and what is the subtle difference between the terms griha, bhava and bhavanas, in the earlier chapter. Before we delve into this topic let us remember, once again, that the terms griha, bhava and bhavana are used interchangeably in Jyotish and their meaning has to be understood from the context in which they are used. One more thing to remember is that, sometimes, the term sthana (place) is also used to indicate either a bhava or a bhavana (house). An example is the 2nd house in a chart could either be called Kutumba bhava or Kutumba sthana. Let us now understand the principles involved in the analysis of a bhava. The basic principle that needs to be understood in the analysis of a bhava is that bhava and 362

bhavesha strengthen each other. Bhavas derive strength from: aspects received, strength of their lord (bhavesha), their karaka grahas, strength of their lord's dispositor in the rasi chart, strength of their karaka's dispositor in the rasi chart, strength of their lord's dispositor in the navamsha, strength of their karaka's dispositor in the navamsha, strength of their rasi lord's dispositor, dispositor in the navamsha (this is called navamshesh-lord of the navamsha rasi occupied by the dispositor), strength of their rasi karaka's depositor, dispositor in the navamsha (again called navamshesh) Similarly bhavas receive strength when they are aspected by either of Guru, Shukra, Budha or by its own lord. In my opinion, a bhava is also strengthened when it receives the aspect of a graha that attains exaltation in that bhava, and looses it when aspected by the graha that attains debilitation in that bhava. Grahas acquire strength by: being in their exaltation, own or friend’s rasis in natal and navamsha chart, being in shubha (auspicious/benefic) bhavas like trikona or kendra, in natal and navamsha chart. strength of their sign dispositor, strength of navamshesh of their sign dispositor, when the bhava owned by them is strong, Grahas loose strength by reason of being in debility or occupying enemy rasi, dusthanas and weakness of their sign dispositor and weakness of navamshesh of their sign dispositor, in similar fashion. Additionally, conjunction with the nodes afflicts grahas and bhavas get affliction by their occupation by the nodes. One should also take into consideration the shad-varga strength (strength in the primary 6 D-charts) and positional strength of a graha for finer assessment. Again it is necessary to remember that strengths of bhavesha and karaka of a bhava are able to overrule indications of the grahas themselves, placed in a bhava. Now the most important thing to remember in analysis of bhava is to pay due importance to the functional beneficence or malfeasance that a graha gets, by reason of owning a benefic or malefic bhava, before going on to predict solely on the basis of natural malfeasance or beneficence. This is more relevant when we want to time events and their nature through application of Maha Dasha (period of influence of a graha) and other dashas within a Mahadaasha. “Sushlokshataka”, one of the commentaries on dasha interpretation on the basis of principles of “Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra” says:

“¢ha> ola> ola naÇ saEMya> saEMya kdacn.1,3, grahäù khaläù khalä nätra saumyäù saumyä kadäcana||1|3|

tt! tt! Swananusare[ ÉvNtIh ola> zuÉa, 363

tat tat sthänänusäreëa bhavantéha khaläù çubhä |

zuÉa> olaStwa baeXyaStiÚ[Rymwae ï&[u.4. çubhäù khalästathä bodhyästannirëayamatho çråëu ||4||”

Grahas are not khala (ashubha or malefic) or shubha (benefic) by themselves. They become khala or shubha on the basis of their rasi placement (ownership of bhavas). Listen to how it is decided as to whether they are khala or shubha. 2. Functional Beneficence / Malfeasance of Bhava Lords Let us understand the functional beneficence/ malfeasance of bhava lords, in brief. Lords of trikona are functional benefics if they are not simultaneously lords of trishadaaya or of the 8th house. Lords of kendra are strong functional benefics if they also own trikona, even if naturally malefic and become Yoga karaka. Benefics, if they are lords of a kendra but do not own a trikona simultaneously, are not able to give their benefic effects and malefics when they are lords of a kendra are not able to cause harm, if they do not, simultaneously occupy their own kendra house: Sushlokshataka states: “keNÔaixpty>

One must remember that this phenomenon, of contrary results of kendra ownership, does not happen when the graha occupies its exaltation rasi. This is a common mistake committed by astrologers.

papa ÉvNyÇ zuÉa yt>,

kendraadhipatayaù päpä bhavanyatra çubhä yataù |

zuÉa> papaStwa baeXya> àblaíaeÄraeÄra>.5. çubhäù päpästathä bodhyäù prabaläçcottarottaräù ||5||”

The malefics when they own kendras are functional benefics if they occupy house other than kendra and similarly the benefics become functional malefics if they own kendras and occupy house other than their kendra house. They are stronger in the order of owning lagna, 4th , 7th and 10th house in ascending order. In short, the benefics give malefic results and malefics loose their malfeasance when they own kendras and do not occupy the kendra that they own. This blemish caused to the benefics that occurs, on account of their ownership of a kendra, is called kendraadhipati (kendra = square + adhipati = ownership) dosha (blemish). There are four grahas that are natural benefics that is Guru, Shukra, Mercury (when not conjunct a malefic) and Chandra (when he has paksha bala). The degree of their malfeasance, in descending order, when they become kendraadhipatis, not occupying own sign in a kendra is Shukra, Guru, Budha and Chandra. In case of kendradhipati dosha attracted by benefics and good results delivered by malefics, opposite results obtain when they occupy the rasi in the kendra, owned by them. It is well to understand that when benefics occupy the kendra owned by them, both the bhava they occupy and the bhavas they aspect will receive good results, whereas when malefics do this, some indication of the bhava they occupy will get some harm, this will be to the relative indicated by that bhava, as the malefic can not harm the Jataka himself being in own house, though they will generally be benefic for that bhava but the bhava they aspect will have a 364

higher degree of harm coming their way. This follows the principle enunciated by “Mantreshwar” when he says in “Phaladeepika”:

papae=ip Svg&h< gt> zuÉkr>, päpo'pi svagåhaà gataù çubhakaraù|

Even malefics give benefic results when they occupy their own house. So when, placed in a kendra owned by them, the malefics would become shubha (auspicious) but also attract dosha and therefore some of the indications of that bhava would suffer, though others would fructify. An example would be a horoscope having Mars in Scorpio in the 10th house. The Jataka would be very successful as indicated by Mars in 10th but at the same time he is not likely to have much Pitru Sukha (happiness on account of father). Similarly the dosha of kendra ownership of benefics is removed by occupying own rasi in a kendra. One must remember that this phenomenon, of contrary results of kendra ownership, does not happen when the graha occupies its exaltation rasi. This is a common mistake committed by astrologers. An example would be Saturn occupying the 10th bhava in Tula (Libra) rasi, for Makara (Capricorn) lagna. Saturn will not turn malefic in the 10th house but would give good results of 10th bhava and even the harm to 12th , 4th and 7th houses that he aspects will be minimal. Now let us see the grahas that become functional malefics by reason of owning certain bhavas. “Sushlokashataka” tell us:

iÇ;faypit> papíaòmezStwaivx>, triñaòäyapatiù päpaçcäñöameçastathävidhaù|

xnVyyeñraE caip zuÉazuÉyutaE ¢haE.8. dhanavyayeçvarau cäpi çubhäçubhayutau grahau||8||

The trishadaayaadhipati grahas (lords of 3rd, 6th and 11th) are paapa (malefics) as is the lord of the 8th bhava. Lords of 2nd and 12th become malefics or benefics by association with functional benefic or malefic. Thus the trishadaayaadhipati (lords of 3rd, 6th and 11th) are treated as functional malefics, whereas the lords of the 2nd (a maraka sthana and evil) and the 12th, are not out and out malefics but are neutral and give results depending on the grahas conjoining them being functional benefics or malefics. If the lords of 2nd and 12th are not joined by other grahas, then they are treated as neutrals. If they own another bhava the results of that bhava being a malefic or benefic will ensue. The reason for their being treated as neutral is that they give both good and bad results as we shall now see. So in matter of bed pleasures, the 12th lord will give good results where as in matter of expenses it will give more expense. Similarly for dhana or wealth, 2nd lord will give good results but would give bad results with respect of health. This would have to be ascertained from transits operating simultaneously with the dasha of those planets. One can say that generally they will give evil results as one is maraka and other is lord of trika sthana. Again when we say joining, it 365

includes any one of the different sambandhas that are acceptable. Sambandha is defined below. Trikesha (lords of the 6th, 8th and 12th) are strong functional malefics but amongst these the lord of the 12th, as seen above, is not out and out malefic, but is neutral. This distinction needs to be remembered. It follows that a neutral planet, if not conjunct a functional benefic, would give some inimical results and some favorable results. One must understand that though for the purpose of results in their dasha the lord of the 2nd is treated as a neutral, lords of 2nd and 7th bhava are termed as marakesh (capable of killing) and are capable of resulting in death in their dasha (period of influence). Other functional malefics can also act as marakesh to a lesser degree. 3. Bhavas from Chandra So far we are talking about various bhavas with respect to lagna. We have also seen how to understand which grahas can be functional benefics or functional malefics. However whenever bhava analysis is to be done all that applies to a bhava from lagna is also to be applied to similar bhava from Chandra. The rasi occupied by Chandra is thus also called Chandra lagna. It is true that Moon represents mana (mind) and has its own effects on the personality represented by lagna. But that is not the primary reason that analysis from Chandra rasi is important, had this been the case one would have been asked to analyze the chart from Surya lagna also, since Surya rules the atmabala (self confidence) of the Jataka. The primary reason for Chandra lagna being given the same importance as the lagna is the fact that no assessment of planetary strength is possible with out assessing strength of the Chandra, it is said:

caNÔ< vIy¡ vIyR bIj< ¢ha[a<. cändraà véryaà vérya béjaà grahäëäà|| Strength of Chandra is the seed of strength of all planets.

4. Bhavat BhavaH and Bhava from Karaka Bhava The next important principle is that of “Bhavat BhavaH” meaning, literally, bhava from a bhava. When one considers a particular bhava from lagna, the bhava similarly ahead of the bhava under consideration is also to be analyzed to understand the results generated by the bhava. This is amplified in “Prashna Marga” as:

#òÉaviSwtaE l¶at Éa½. iñöabhävasthitau lagnäta bhäcca||

A bhava under consideration is to be assessed both from lagna and the same distance from the bhava under consideration, as that bhava is distant from the lagna. An example is that if one wants to analyze the strength of say Putra bhava, which is 5th from lagna, then one must also analyze the strength of 9th bhava, which is 5th from the 5th bhava to understand about matters governed by 5th bhava. Another important corollary to the above principle is based upon the importance accorded to karaka of the bhava. When one looks at and analyses a bhava, it is also necessary to analyze 366

similar bhava from the bhava karaka to come to a more accurate analysis of the bhava under consideration. For example assessment of 9th bhava is to be made from 5th bhava (being 9th from 9th Bhava) but also 9th from Surya, the karaka for 9th bhava. Now we would take into consideration some exceptions, related to grahas, which need to be understood while analyzing a bhava, especially the 8th bhava. It would be good to remember that the karaka graha in karaka sthana generally harms the karaka bhava. The stronger the graha is the greater the harm to the bhava. An example is Putra karaka, Jupiter in the 5th house, in exaltation, where he is likely to make the Jataka childless. At the same time one has to apply oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s common sense and understand that Saturn in 8th house will strengthen the house and not damage it, as he is bali (strong) there. Similarly lordship of 8th house gives functional malfeasance to Ashtamesha (lord of the 8th bhava), but not if he is also lord of ascendant and placed in 8th house. The luminaries, Surya and Chandra, are free from Ashtamesha dosha (blemish on account of becoming the 8th lord). We should also remember that amongst grahas getting kendradhipati dosha, Venus is the most malefic, Jupiter, Mercury and Moon also give malefic results but in descending order of strength.

Bad Years for Marriage by Late B.D.Dhanwantari 1. If Jupiter is in Ascendant then marriage done before the age of 22 will be most fruitful and better. 2. Sun is in Asc and 7H is empty then one should marry before 24th year. 3. Moon in Asc then marriage done at the age of 24 destroys the mother and wealth. 4. If Moon is in the 7H then marriage done at the age of 24 or 25 gives bad results 5. Venus in Asc then marriage done at the age of 24 or 25 destroys the woman and wealth. 6. If Venus is in the 4th house then marriage done at the age of 22, 24, 29, 32, 39, 45 is considered inauspicious and there would be chances of more than one marriage. 7. If Venus is in the 7H then marriage should be done after the age of 25


Sage Bhrighu’s Blessings

Bhrighu Saral Paddathi – 6 By Venkat Ramana – Saptarishis Astrology Re-Search Team Technique & Guide: Saptarishis Astrology Readership Level: Basic To Advanced


lways the endeavor of Saptarishis Astrology is to introduce newer techniques to the astrological fraternity so that even a novice in the study of astrology can apply them without any difficulty and predict events accurately. One of such techniques of BSP is Mars Tenth house rule.

Sage Bhrighu’s Easy Methodology - Bhrighu Saral Paddathi BSP -6: Wherever Mars sits in the natal chart, it implements itself in the tenth house from itself in the 27th year of the native. For instance, Aries ascendant native has Mars in Leo. As per the rule Mars will activate the 10th from itself which is second from ascendant in this case and influences the significations of this house predominantly in the 27th year of the native. The logic behind the technique as understood by me is Mars exalts in the 10th house in the Zodiac (Capricorn) and exalts at the end of the 27th degree. Therefore, it implements itself in the 10th house from its placement in the nativity. This technique has been tested on several charts and found working wonderfully. Initially when the publisher got this method he tested it on few charts and found it working phenomenally but on 3 charts he failed, those charts were of 50 plus aged natives & at times people do not remember what exactly happened in their 27th year or natal Mars did not get activated (blocked till a point of time due to yogas involved which are difficult to decipher).


Give here are some of the charts where the above rule is explained for the understanding of 1 the readers. Chart No â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1:

The native of this chart is born on 13th Dec 1948 TOB: 13:41 POB: Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh. In this chart Mars is located in Sagittarius the 10th house from Ascendant. In the 27th year Mars implements in the 10th from itself which is the 7th house for the native from the Ascendant. 7th house stands for marriage, business partners & so on. Incidentally the native got married on 06th Jan 1975 at the age 27 which is in the 27th year of his life. Mars activated the 7th house and Mangalya hogaya (marriage happened). Chart No 2:


Publisher: So far the technique has worked on approx 25 charts & readers are requested to aggressively test

it and give feedback but care should be taken that a technique working on 100 charts does not make it a rule or siddhant, its only when it fails on one chart it should instigate us to dig deeper and find its siddhant. 369

Native born on the 28th March 1946 TOB: 22:30 POB: Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. In this chart Mars is located in 8th house and influences the 10th from itself which is 5th from ascendant. 5th house is the house of love & relationships and also gain of marriage (11th is gain, 5th is 11th from 7th house). It is aspected by retro Jupiter from 11th house can create a permanent relationship through marriage. The native got married on 21st March 1973 at the age of 27. Chart No 3:

Native born on 26th Aug 1968 TOB: 09:44 a.m POB: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. In this case Mars is sitting in the 10th house from Ascendant in Cancer Sign. From this house it activates the 10th house from it which is the 7th house from ascendant. 7H is the house of Pada Prapati (gain of status) and marriage. During the 27th year the native got a promotion on 24th Oct 1994 in his job and also married on 27-04-1995. The events taken place are justified as Mars activated the 7th house from ascendant and gave marriage. Further the 7th house is the house of fruits from competition; the native appeared for a departmental examination and qualified in the same and got promotion. Chart No: 4


The native is born 09th Sept 1963 TOB: 04:00 am POB: Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh. He got a Government Job in the 27th year and joined service on 28th Feb 1990. Mars being a full yogakara located in 4H of fortune is the 10L of career and 5L of new job influencing the 1h of Profession (as per Sarvartha Chintamani 1H is profession). So in 27 year he got job. Chart No: 5

Native born on 18th Sept 1962 TOB: 06:20 am POB: Eluru, Andhra Pradesh. He got married on 24th Oct 1988 in the 27th year. In this case Mars is located in the 10th house from ascendant and influences the 10th from him which is 7th from ascendant and hence the native got married. Chart No: 6


Native born on 02nd June 1969 TO: 09:25 am POB: Khammam, Andhra Pradesh. The native has Cancer Ascendant and Mars being a Purna (full) yogakaraka is well placed in 5th house Scorpio. During the 27th year of the native got promotion in Sept 1995. Here Mars influenced the 2nd house from ascendant and the native was benefited financially due to the promotion. 2nd house is also connected with the profession (2nd, 6th and 10th houses are trines to one another). In the same year he has done business and gained financially and later on he handed over his business to someone (Mars is retro). Chart No: 7

Native born on 11th May 1973 TOB: 09:46 am POB: Mumbai, Maharashtra. This scribe used BSP-6 and predicted to the native if he had job issues & break in relationships in the 27th year, the native promptly agreed. Mars is posited in 9th house from ascendant and will implement in the 6th house in the 27th year of the native. 6H is the house of disputes, natural badha (obstacles) house, breaks & also job. Just before his 27th year began, he left his job and formed a partnership for a dotcom company. As Mars will implement itself in the 6H of breaks, when the dotcom bubble burst he had to wound the company â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6H is 12th house of losses from 7H of business. During the 27th year the native had had a break in his relationship with a girl whom he was having an affair. In the same 27th year he has took up another job with a fairly high salary that was 3 times his earlier salary. The events are justified in this case as Mars is implementing the 6th house from ascendant which is house of service. Further, 6th house is also the 12th (Vyaya) from 7th indicating break in relationship. Chart No: 8 Native born on 20th Jan 1968 TOB: 02:55 am POB: Bangalore, Karnataka. Chart belongs to our astro colleague who got a whiff that this scribe was testing Mars related Bhrighu method & we decided to test BSP-6 method on his chart. He got an offer in the 27th year and joined new job which fetched him a salary which was three times as compared to what he was getting from the earlier job. He joined his new job on 26th Feb 1995 which was a phenomenal turning point for his career. Mars in this chart is located in the 4th house of fortune from ascendant 372

and influenced the 10th from itself which is the ascendant. As earlier mentioned for chart no. 4 first house is considered the house of profession (Sarvarthchintamani). Therefore, the native got a job which changed his life.

Chart No: 9



The Native born on 13th June 1959 TOB: 11:27 am POB: Eluru, Andhra Pradesh. Mars is placed in the 12th house from ascendant and activates the 9th house of bhagya-fortune which is 10th from Mars. The 9th house from ascendant happens to be the 6th house of competition from Arudha Lagna and also A~7 indicating gain (profession) through competitive examination. Mars is also the lord of 9th house (Dharma) giving rise to profession. During the 27th year she was selected in a competitive examination, appointed in a Public Sector Bank and joined service during Novemberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 1985. 373

Chart No: 10

Native born on 31st Dec 1960 TOB: 09:06 am POB: Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. He got married on 25th May 1987 in his 27th year. Mars posited in the 6th house from ascendant influenced the 3rd house from ascendant which is the 9th house of marriage for his to be wife & 5th (house of love) from AL and also A~7 (marriage). The native married a girl whom he loved. Conclusion: The charts given above demonstrate how the BSP (mars 10th house) rule is applicable to nativities. This predictive tool may further be used for predictive purposes and to experience the wisdom of the Sage Brighu. This technique will work more profitably to those who follow the rules of Jyotisha Purusha.

Venkat is a law graduate and presently pursuing post graduation in management. He has studied Jyotish Visharada in the ICAS (Indian council of astrological sciences) and is an honorary faculty in one of its branches at Hyderabad. He has been studying palmistry for more than 10 years and over a period of time his interest drifted towards astrology. A friend of Saptarishis Astrology and a very humble yet extremely dedicated student of this subject. He is a senior member of the Saptarishis Astrology Re-Search Team.


Sage Bhrighu’s Blessings

Bhrighu Saral Paddathi – 7 By Venkat Ramana, India Editor-Publisher: The bliss that comes to us when we see such a young mind working on BSP methods, there is full praise to Mr Venkat who worked dedicatedly on this method & developed it on his own without any guidance from our end. His humbleness, non-gossip attitude & extremely fast hard work enthralls us and makes our daily chat with him a pleasure. We thank Shri R.N.Acharya from Kadambi Book Stores, Hyderabad who has served astrology since last 5 decades in his own way & constantly encouraging us, for introducing Mr Venkat to us. Please find below a genuine praiseworthy piece of work. After reading BSP-6 of the article one should genuinely get a doubt as to how ‘Exactly & Easily’ to give future predictions using this dictum. For instance when Mars influences 7th (which is 10th from itself) house in a nativity due to its position in the 10th house from ascendant, is it only marriage or relationship event will occur in the 27th year for any native? Surely not, marriage is one of the significations of the 7th house. It is for the astrologer to pinpoint the event which may take place for the native in his 27th year by applying the above rule. Here the wisdom of the astrologer comes in to force to announce the result. Without being complacent with the application of rule for the events already happened, an attempt is made here to decipher the key and apply the same with a view to facilitate future predictions with accuracy. The steps followed for the method: 1. Note the degree at which Mars is positioned in any birth chart. 2. Note the kakshya (slot) in which Mars is posited. The concept of Kakshya (slot) is used in Ashtakavarga (eight parts of a sign) system of prediction. A sign is divided in to eight equal parts of 3 deg 45 min each. Each planet is given lordship of one kakshya (please see table below). The sequence of kakshya is akin to the sequence of the Hora (horas are seven in number) with only exception that ascendant becomes the owner of the 375

eighth kakshya. A village astrology memory table helps one in remembering the sequence of hora. Remember it the Hora Table as from slowest moving planet to the fastest moving planet. Saturn-Jupiter-Mars-Sun-Venus-Mercury-Moon (of course the first hora of day will change on each day). The kakshya of the signs are constant. The table is given for ready reference. 3. (Kakshya-Slot) Degrees 1. 0 ° 00" to 3 ° 45 " 2. 3 ° 45 " to 7 ° 30 " 3. 7 ° 30 " to 11° 15" 4. 11° 15"to 15 °00" 5. 15 °00" to 18° 45 " 6. 18° 45 "to 22 ° 30 " 7. 22 °30 " to 26 ° 15 " 8 26 ° 15 "to 30°00"

Lord of Kakshya Saturn [Slowest Planet] Jupiter Mars Sun Venus Mercury Moon [Fastest Planet] Ascendant

4. One should be thorough with the Karakatwas (Significations) of the Planets and the Houses. This becomes the most important factor in this method of prediction. 5. If there is a planet located exactly at the same degree as mars in the 10th from Mars it will be influenced by Mars in the 27th year of the native. It means the significations of the planet will be activated along with the house for which it is lord. For instance if Mars is placed at 10 degrees of Aries and if Venus is at 10 degrees of Capricorn then Mars would influence Venus in the 27th year. 6. If there is not a planet as in point (5) above then Mars would activate the Kakshya lord and his significations as also the significations of the house(s) for which he is lord in the chart. Now let us analyze the charts given in Part –I of the Article by using the above steps. It is reiterated that the basic premise on which the method is developed is the BSP-6, Mars – 10Th House rule. Chart No. 1


The native of this chart born on 13th Dec 1948 TOB: 13:41 POB: Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh. The native got married on 06th Jan 1975 at the age 27. In this chart Mars is located in Sagittarius the 10th house from Ascendant. In this chart Mars is at 19 °26 "of Sagittarius. This as per the table given falls in the kakshya of Mercury. Mars has to implement in the 10th from itself in the 27th year. Tenth from Mars is Virgo which is 7th from Ascendant. As there is no planet in Virgo Mars will influence the kakshya lord and the houses he owns. The kakshya lord Mercury is also the 7th lord signifying marriage. Therefore the native got married being kakshya lord and the 7th lord too and placed in the 9H of religious ceremony. Chart No. 2 Native born on 28th March 1946 TOB: 22:30 POB: Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. The native got married on 21st March 1973 at the age of 27. In this chart Mars is located in 8th house and influences the 10th from itself which is 5th from ascendant. Mars is located at 27° 14 " in Gemini. The house which is tenth from mars (Pisces) has Venus at 27° 50 ". As explained above since there is a planet which is exactly at the same degree as mars, it will activate this planet (Venus) in the 27th year of the native. In this case Venus is the 7th lord and kalatra karaka. Therefore the native got married in his 27th year.

Chart No: 3 Native born on 26th Aug 1968 TOB: 09:44 am POB: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. In this case Mars is sitting in the 10th house from Ascendant in Cancer Sign. From this house it activates the 10th house which is the 7th house of marriage from ascendant. During the 27th year the native got a promotion on 24th Oct 1994 in his job and also married on 27th Apr 1995. Here note that Mars is located at 19 °45 " of Cancer sign, tenth from this sign is Aries and there is no planet located at the degree which mars is located. In this case Mars has to influence the kakshya (19° 45") lord Mercury. The Kakshya lord Mercury in this chart is the Amatya karaka and the lord of dharma house (9th) and located in 11th house of promotion. Further, Mercury being the lord of 12th house (house of bed comforts/pleasures) located in 11th house of marriage. 11th house is marriage as per BPHS.


Chart No: 4

The native born 09th Sept 1963 TOB: 04:00 am POB: Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh. He got a Government Job in the 27th year and joined service on 28th Feb 1990. In the above chart Mars is located at 4 deg 23 min of Libra which is 4th house from ascendant. Mars will influence the ascendant which is 10th from itself in the 27th year. Mars is located in the kakshya of Jupiter who is the 6th and 9th lord and located in the 9th house of bhagya (luck). By way of government Jupiter conferred luck to the native in his 27th year. As already discussed 1st house is also considered as the house of profession.


Chart No. 5 Native born on 18th Sept 1962 TOB: 06:20 am POB: Eluru, Andhra Pradesh. He got married on 24th Oct 1988 in the 27th year. In this case Mars is located in the 10th house from ascendant and influences the 10th from him which is 7th from ascendant. Mars is located at 23 째09" of Gemini which is kakshya of Moon the 11th lord. As indicated earlier 11H is also the house of marriage as per BPHS and thus Moon gave marriage to the native. Moon is also the lord of A~2 and located at 11th from AL addition to family.

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Chart No: 6

Native born on 02nd June 1969 TO: 09:25 am POB: Khammam, Andhra Pradesh. The native has Cancer Ascendant and Mars is in 5th house Scorpio. During the 27th year of the native got promotion in Sept 1995. Here Mars influences the 2nd house from ascendant. Mars at 16째 04" is in the Kakshya of Venus the lord of 4th and 11th house located in the 10th house. The lord of 11th 379

house in 10th indicates gain in profession and hence promotion. What must not be forgotten is 11th house is often regarded as the house of promotion. Further, Venus is conjoined with lord of 7th (business) house again indicating gain in business. Here the main signification of the second which is activated is financial gain. As mentioned in our BSP-6 article in the same year he has done business and gained financially and later on he handed over his business to someone (Mars is retro). Chart No: 7 Native born on 11th May 1973 TOB: 09:46 am POB: Mumbai, Maharashtra. Mars is posited in 9th house from ascendant and will implement in the 10th from it which is the 6th house in the 27th year of the native. During the 27th year the native had job issues and he had a break in his relationship with a girl whom he loved. In the mid of the 27th year he has taken up another job with a fairly high salary. The chart given below has Mars in Aquarius (9th house from ascendant) in the Kakshya of Mars and influences the 6th house (which is 10th from mars) in the 27th year. Mars being the kakshya lord and the sixth house lord mainly causes breaks & changes and obstacles. Therefore the native had to leave his previous job (sixth house is house of service/profession). Further, 6th house is 12th to 7th house causing break in relationship with opposite sex. In this chart Mars has given the sixth house results predominantly. Mars is the lord of 11th house also and during 27th year the native took up another job with fairly high salary. Mars has fulfilled the significations of both 6th and 11th houses.

Chart no: 8 Native born on 20th Jan 1968 TOB: 02:55 am POB: Bangalore, Karnataka. He has got an offer in the 27th year and joined new job which fetched him a salary which was three times he was getting from the earlier job. He joined his new assignment on 26th Feb 1995 and this was a turning point for his career. In this chart Mars is located at 14째 46 " (kakshya of Sun) in Aquarius. This sign is the 4th house from ascendant and Mars would influence the ascendant in the 27th year. The Sun is the 10th lord and gave the native a big jump in his career in his 27th year. As already mentioned 1st house is the house of profession. Since Sun was located in the 3rd house which is 12th from 4th the native had to shift to a different place from 380

his native place for the purpose of job. Third house is displacement from the native place or change of residence.

Chart No: 9 The Native born on 13th June 1959 TOB: 11:27 am POB: Eluru, Andhra Pradesh. During the 27th year she was selected in a competitive examination, appointed in a Public Sector Bank and joined service during November’ 1985. Mars at 13° 60" is placed in the 12th house from ascendant and activates the 9th house (house of dharma) which is 10th from Mars. Mars is placed in the kakshya of Sun the ascendant lord who is posited in the 10th house (profession) which gave her a permanent job. In this case ascendant is also 10th (profession) from AL doubly actuating the result.

Chart No: 10 Native born on 31th Dec 1960 TOB: 09:06 am POB: Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. He got married on 25th May 1987 in his 27th year. Mars posited in the 6th house from ascendant influences the 3rd house (10th from mars). Mars at 15° 09" is located in the Kakshya of Venus 381

(kalatra karaka) who is lord of 5th (love) posited in the 2nd house of family. The native married a girl whom he loved (the girl was working in the same office with the native).

Conclusion: The use of kakshya in the Mars 10th house dictum is giving very accurate results & this scribe has used this method in last few months to even predict successfully using it. Predictions for charts Nos. 7 and 8 above were given applying the kakshya method and the results were later on confirmed from the natives. With the use of this method any one can arrive to a near to correct picture of the nature event which may take place in the life of a nativity. The readers are requested to be thorough with the Karakatwas (significations) of the houses and planets before venturing prediction using this method. This technique will work more profitably to those who follow the rules of Jyotisha Purusha.

Venkat is a law graduate and presently pursuing post graduation in management. He has studied Jyotish Visharada in the ICAS (Indian council of astrological sciences) and is an honorary faculty in one of its branches at Hyderabad. He has been studying palmistry for more than 10 years and over a period of time his interest drifted towards astrology. A friend of Saptarishis Astrology and a very humble yet extremely dedicated student of this subject. He is a senior member of the Saptarishis Astrology Re-Search Team.


Prashna â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Unique Approach By Venkat Ramana, India. Readership Level: Very Advanced


here are several methods in Horary (Prashna) astrology. All methods require certain basic calculations before the results are announced for the Prashna (query) of the questioner. The method which is explained in the following lines is a very unique and instant way of giving predictions for the queries by the questioners. This does not involve any calculations and can easily be practiced by persons who have even basic knowledge in astrology. Further an attempt is made to explain the method in a very lucid and systematic way so that it can be easily adapted by all. I found this method very useful and giving accurate result. In this method we have to obtain a three digit number at random from the questioners and reduce it to a single digit by adding the number and relate the number so obtained to the planets as detailed hereunder. I hope this method will be appreciated by scholars also. I have taken a cue from the book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jyotish Vibration Siddhantamâ&#x20AC;? by Shri Sivala Subrahmanyam for allotment of numbers to the planets which are slightly modified from the conventional system. It appears that there has been a great deal of research done for such modification. For example he has allotted No. 6 to Mars. According to him Mars is represented by Lord Subrahmanya who is also called Shanmukha representing No. 6. In the natural zodiac Mars is allotted Chitra Star in the 6th Rashi Virgo. Further Mars is also

Venkat is a law graduate and presently pursuing post graduation in management. He has studied jyotish visharada in the ICAS (Indian council of astrological sciences) and is an honorary faculty in one of its branches at Hyderabad. He has been studying palmisty for more than 10 years and over a period of time his interest drifted towards astrology. He has developed a deep interest in the subject and endeavors to do service to the people. A friend of Saptarishis Astrology and a very humble yet extremely dedicated student of this subject.


a fighter and signifies disputes which again is represented by the 6th house.

The Conventional System Sun- 1 Moon – 2 Mars – 9

Jupiter – 3 Rahu – 4 Mercury – 5 Venus – 6 Ketu – 7 Saturn – 8

The Numbers Modified As Per Sivala Subrahmanyam: Sun- 1 Rahu – 2 Venus – 9

Jupiter – 3

Ketu – 4

Mercury – 5 Mars– 6

Moon– 7

Saturn – 8

While prodding over the book by Mr. Sivala Subrahmanyam a thought came to this scribe that these numbers might be made applicable to prashna system also wherein at times the querent does not possess birth charts. Even in cases where birth charts are available this method can be applied to answer single questions instantly. Though the numbers allotted to planets are slightly modified, the method of prediction followed is not deviating from the fundamentals of the Vedic Astrology. The following are the steps to be followed. Step: I 1. One should have in his mind the days’ transit chart with the position of planets including the degrees and the star lords at which they are located and also the speed with which they transit. This is fundamental rule for this method. 2. The Rashis which are friendly, enemy and inimical to the planets are to be memorized. 3. The places of exaltation and debilitation should be kept in mind. 4. Karakatwas of the planets also to be borne in mind. 5. Conjunction of planets in the transit chart should be borne in mind. Step: II - Favorable Position Of Planets 1. Exaltation 2. Moolatrikona 3. Friendly Rashi 4. Friendly Nakshatra Step: III - Unfavorable Position For Planets 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Debilitation Enemy Rashi Enemy Nakshatra Retrogression Combustion


Step: IV - Planetary Periods for Fruition/Non Fruition of events. Sun: Moon: Mars: Mercury: Jupiter: Venus: Saturn: Rahu: Ketu:

Six months Immediate Six Months Two Months One month Fifteen days One year Eight months Three months

Note: planetary periods have reference to classics ‘Sarvarth Chintamani’ and ‘Brihat Jataka’, except for the period of mars which stays in a Rashi for six months in case of kuja sthambana. During the course of its transit sometimes Mars stays in a Sign for Six months. This is a unique feature with regard to Mars. This unusual behavior of Mars is known as Kuja (Mars) Sthambana (paralyzing the movement). E.g. Number given by querent is 312, so add it 3 +1+2= 6, this is the final number. Let’s take another example wherein the number given is 689= 6 +8+9= 23, now reduce this further to single digit, so we add 2+3=5, which becomes our final number. Step: V (Prediction) Ask the querist to give any three digit number. Reduce it to single digit by adding the numbers. Then select the planet according to the number arrived at by referring the numbers given above. Locate the position of the planet in transit chart. 1. The planet in the friendly Rashi will give positive result 2. A planet though in a friendly Rashi but in enemy star may not give favorable result till it is in the enemy star but the position may improve once it crosses the enemy star in transit. 3. Planet in exaltation will give benefic result. 4. Rahu/Ketu may not give favorable result as they are always retrograde. 5. Retrograde planets will not give favorable results as long as they are retrograde. They start giving favorable result once they become direct provided they are located in Exaltation/Friendly Sign. 6. A planet in a favorable position and moving to an unfavorable may not be able to produce positive result. Note: 1) For the purpose of deciding the Planetary Friendships and Enemity the relationships as given in the Traditional System is followed. This can be found in any astrological book. However, for the convenience of the readers a table of Planetary Friendship/Enemity is given here.


2) The Lordship of Lunar Mansions (Stars) is to be memorized for predicting results. This will help to know whether a Planet is in a Friendly Star or Ememy Star in transit. A table containing the 27 Stars and their Lords is also given here. Table Of Planetary Friendship/Enmity Planet Sun Moon

Friend Jupiter, Mars, Moon Sun, Mercury

Enemy Saturn, Rahu, Venus Rahu, Ketu


Moon, Jupiter, Sun

Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Rahu Ketu

Rahu, Venus, Sun Sun, Moon, Mars Mercury, Saturn, Rahu Venus, Mercury, Rahu Venus, Mercury, Saturn Venus, mercury, Saturn

Mercury, Venus, Rahu Moon Mercury, Venus Sun, Moon Sun, mars, Moon Sun, Mars, Moon Sun, Mars, Moon

Neutral Mercury Saturn, Venus, Jupiter, Mars Saturn Jupiter, Mars, Saturn Rahu, Saturn Jupiter, Mars Jupiter Jupiter Jupiter

Table Showing Stars & Their Lords 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09

Star Ashwini Bharini Krittika Rohini Mrigashira Ardra Punarvasu Pushyami Ashresha 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Star Makha Purva phalguni Uttara phalguni Hasta Chitra Swati Vishaka Anurada Jyeshta 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Star Moola Purva ashada Uttara ashada Shravana Dhanishta Shatatara Purva badra Uttara badra Revati

Starlord Ketu* Venus Sun Moon Mars Rahu Jupiter Saturn Mercury

*In the above table lordship of the Stars should be seen horizontally. Ex: For Ashwini, Makha and Moola the Lord is Ketu. Some example (practical) charts are given below which will make the readers understand the method easily. Kindly note that in all the charts the location of the chart is taken as Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. (Note: Location of Prashna (Horary) chart will be the location of the Astrologer). Example Chart â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1: date/time of query 26th June-2006/11:25hrs No. 4 The querist enquired whether her daughter can make up in the interview for the post of Flying Officer in the Indian Air Force which was slated after two days in Dehradun. Will she get the job was the question. The number she gave was 4 which represent Ketu. It can be seen in the chart below that Ketu was located in Virgo. As Ketu is a retrograde planet it 386

cannot give any favorable result and also he was placed in an uncomfortable position/rashi. Therefore, the prediction given was her daughter may not get through the interview. But she was not happy with my prediction and approached some other astrologers who predicted positively. She informed me that she is sending her daughter by spending more than Rs. 20000/- for the flight tickets as there was very short time to reach the place & go in for the interview. After the date of interview she came running and told that her daughter could not clear even the first level in the interview.

Example Chart â&#x20AC;&#x201C; II: Date/Time Of Query 05-July-2006/14:22 No.8


A very senior officer of Government of India had asked whether there would be selection for a deputation post applied for. I asked the person to give a three digit number. There was a book in front of the officer and I asked to open the book and tell the page number that comes on the right or left side. The book was opened and the three digit number given was added up to No. 8. This number is the number of Saturn. Saturn was in inimical rashi but in a friendly Star (Ashresha) conjoined with enemy planet Mars and friendly planet Mercury. Mars though enemy planet is weak here being debilitated and Mercury being retrograde is not effective. Saturn was moving to Leo during November 2006 and becomes retrograde in December 2006. Though Saturn was moving into enemy rashi he is comfortable in Leo the house related to government (Sun). The query was related to profession and government. I told the officer that there would be selection during mid of November’06 and before mid of December’06 (keeping in view the Saturn’s retrogression in December’ 06). The officer though happy with the reply was not sure as there was some opposition for the selection and opened the book for giving one more number. Again number 8 was the page number opened and third time also No. 8 was chosen. I myself wondered with the repetition of the No. 8 three times. As predicted the officer was selected for the deputation post during November’06 and relieved of the duties for reporting to the new office before Saturn became retrograde in December’06. Example Chart – III: Date/Time Of Query 27th June-2006/17:00 No: 6

The question was from a person who is the brother-in-law of the person who was operated and in the hospital. He asked whether the person in the hospital would recover. The number given was 6 representing Mars. Mars was in Cancer debilitated conjoined with enemy planets Saturn and Mercury and also in the enemy Star (Ashresha). The position of Mars was very bad. If the person should recover Mars has to move to Leo a bosom friend’s Rashi. The prediction given was if the person can survive 15 days he would recover as Mars was to


move to Leo after 15 days. However the individual could not survive for 15 days but expired before that. Example Chart – IV date/time of query 20th March 2006/10:30 No. 1

This query is related to profession. The individual had applied for transfer to his choice station and he wanted to know whether his transfer would be considered favourably. He has given a three digit number which was reduced to 1. Number 1 represents the Sun. Sun was in a friendly Rashi and conjoined with an enemy planet and in Saturn’s star who represents profession. Rahu is a retrograde planet and therefore cannot stop the Sun giving results. Further the nakshatra lord Saturn in which Sun is posited was also retrograde. The Sun was to move to its exaltation sign Aries around 15th April, 2006. As stated above the period for Sun to give result is six months. Prediction given was that the transfer will fructify within six months more specifically between 14th April and 14thMay 2006 and between July 15th and September 15th 2006. As predicted the transfer order came during the third week of April 2006 by that time Saturn also became straight and the individual was relieved of his duties on 30-04-2006. Here Rahu is coming towards Sun. One may get a doubt won’t Rahu eclipse Sun and stop him from giving result? It is a genuine doubt, but as already explained being a retrograde planet Rahu becomes ineffective and has no strength to obstruct the Sun who is in a Friendly Sign. Even if it does so, it may delay but can’t negate the result. Keeping this point in mind time of fructification was given as after 14th April and before 14th May when Sun transits Aries (Exaltation Sign). Further, second period from 15th July to 15th September was given as Sun transits Cancer and Leo Signs during that period (the period from 15th May to 14th July is not favorable as Sun transits his enemy Sign Taurus and a Neutral Sign Gemini) *Special Note: Here I would like add one point regarding the period or exact timing of an event. Notwithstanding the planetary periods (for fructification of results) given above I


noticed that the planets are giving immediate results when they transit Exaltation/Friendly sign more so the faster moving planets like Sun, Mars, Mercury, Venus and Moon. Example Chart â&#x20AC;&#x201C; V: date/time of query 14th Sept-2006/17:16 No. 6 One lady asked me whether she will be blessed with children in near future. The number she gave was 6 representing Mars. As seen in the chart Mars is in Virgo an enemy Rashi and conjoined with Mercury (Enemy) and Ketu (retrograde). Mars was in the star of Moon and Moon was in the star of Mars there is an exchange of stars between the two. As per the disposition of Mars in the chart I told her that she may not be blessed with child in the near future. After a month or so she rang up and told that she was pregnant. I thought I have gone wrong somewhere. Further, after some time she rang up and told me that there was a miscarriage.

I could not understand why the lady was pregnant and why there was miscarriage. I discussed with a very senior scholar regarding this. He clarified that Mars is the planet who gives and takes. I was able to understand why this had happened like this. Example Chart â&#x20AC;&#x201C; VI: Date/Time Of Query 28th May -2007 No 9 The Query was regarding lost article. Mr. X wanted to know whether the gold chain lost by his wife would be traceable. He was not sure where she lost the chain. The number given was 9 representing Venus. The above chart shows the Venus is in Gemini a friendly sign along with his friend Mercury who is in own house. The sign of Gemini represents bed room among other things and Venus the ornaments I told him the chain was not lost and to search in his bedroom at the place where his wife keeps make up articles. The gold chain was found exactly the place which was told to him on the same day. One may note that the planetary period for Venus is 15 days. The article was found within this period. 390

Example Chart No VII: Date/Time Of Query 14th Feb-2008/17:20 No 2

This query was from a senior level officer who was alerted for transfer and wanted to get retained in the same place for two more years. The number given was 2 representing Rahu. He wanted to know whether he can get retained as desired. Rahu is a retrograde planet and conjoined an enemy planet Sun. Rahu was placed in the star of Mars Dhanishta. Without any hesitation it was predicted that his desire cannot be fulfilled. Later on I was told that being a very senior officer he was having highest political contacts & moved earth and heaven to get retained. But inspite of all his efforts it went in vain and now he is serving at a different place against his wish. 391

Conclusion I have given several predictions applying the above method and found it working fantastically and miraculously. Therefore, I request the readers to utilize the above tool, test it further and post it for us to further perfect it as it is very simple and a snapshot way of answering questions with accuracy. I would acknowledge Shri Sivala Subrahmanyam whose work inspired me think differently.

Bhrighu Nadi Sangraha by N.Srinivasan Shastry When Saturn touches/sees Rahu in his 1st round of transit, that is the age of beginning of the profession/ business for the individual. The age of profession/business is known by the number of signs between Saturn and Rahu or at times Venus, the time taken by Saturn to reach Rahu in the birth chart is the age of profession (count the number of signs and multiply by 2.5 that is the age of profession/business) When Jupiter touches Venus in his rounds of transit it shows the native will get money as Venus is the significator of money When Jupiter touches Sun, native will earn some good name and fame.


Tara Dasa By U. K. Jha, India Readership Level: Very Advanced


esearch work on any topic in any subject comprises of the massively industrious efforts on the part of the researcher and the outcome of the hard labour involved therein needs to be viewed with immense esteem, even in the braggart freedom of our thought. Our endeavours need to be appropriately and comprehensively collated with the result in terms of its freshness and active applicability. The Tara Dasa being discussed hereunder is just another example of such labour of the scribe. As a matter of fact the scribe in his quest for obsolete and unknown Dasa systems from the pandits residing in far flung corners of our vast country came across with five types of Dasa - all being called as Tara Dasa but differed completely in method of computation. In the subsequent essays some more unknown Dasas such as Bhuvaneshwari Dasa, Maheshwar Dasa, Karak-Navamsha Dasa etc shall be discussed that the scribe learnt from different sources, mainly from Tantrik scholars who were also great adepts in the science of astrology. The current technique of calculating Tara Dasa was learnt from a Tantrik -Astrologer whom the scribe met with in Kanak Durga temple at Vijayavada (AP) and latter became his disciple.

A graduate in Mechanical Engineering from University of Roorkee (Now IIT Roorkee). U K Jha has produced over 100 thought provoking articles in several astrological journals and is a known name in the academic foray of this science. He is known for his innovative ideas, one point sharp logic, acute rationality and scientific approach for dealing with the things. He is the author of the book "Utopia and Anarchy of Stars" and his commentaries on Yoga-Pushpanjali and Phala Deepika is a master piece for absorbing reading. His another book "Lost Horizon of Vaidik Astrology" and a book on â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tara Dasaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is likely to come out soon. Presently he is busy writing commentary on Brihat Parasara Hora Shasta (BPHS). His vast knowledge of Tantra and esoteric psychology finds conspicuous reflection in all of his works.



This is basically a Rasi Dasa and its description is not found in any of the known standard classical works of astrology. But astrology is such an old subject that many principles and techniques are still quite unknown. Every one was quite surprised when few rare techniques/predictive tools were unearthed by late C S Patel from Deva-Keralam and other Nadi texts viz. Bhrigu Bindu and Sun-Mercury-Venus arc; now rechristened after his name as CSP Arc by few of his disciples. As such, the discerning readers are requested to apply and test the efficacy of this form of Tara Dasa by themselves on several charts and see the results. Even if it works on 40% cases its efficacy stands proved as there is no single Dasa system dealt in the texts that can deliver more than 60% accurate results. There is also another type of Rasi Dasa under the same name of Tara Dasa which is a conditional Dasa and the same would be discussed separately in the subsequent issue of Saptarishis Astrology. This Dasa takes the lead from VDS (Vimshottari Dasa System) for initiating the process of computation but does not later follow the course of VDS and finally gets converted into a Rasi Dasa. Thus it begins from Graha (planet) and moves to Rasi (sign) for delineation of effects which is quite noteworthy because it comprises of the blending of pulsations from planets and signs. It is not a conditional Dasa and can be applied freely on any natal chart. In this Dasa System, first of all, Tara Lagna is calculated with the help of elapsed period of the planet operating at birth in VDS. The Dasa commence from the sign identical with Tara Lagna or the 7th sign reckoned therefrom; whichever is stronger between the two. The Tara Lagna for this and another type of Tara Dasa (Rasi type) as mentioned above is calculated differently and; as such, the students need not get confused in this respect.

Evaluation of Tara Lagna: Following steps are taken to work out the Tara Lagna in any birth map for this (type of) Tara Dasa 1. Note down the planet operating at birth as per VDS and find out the sign occupied by that planet in the natal chart. These are called Stambh Graha and Stambha Rasi respectively. 2. Note down the elapsed period of that planet at birth as per Vimshottari Dasa System (VDS). 3. Exclude the number of years elapsed at birth and convert the months into days considering 30 days in each month. 4. Divide the total number of days thus obtained by the Maha Dasa period of that planet (Stambha Graha) as given in VDS. 5. Add one in the quotient and expunge 12 or its multiple in case the quotient is more than 12. 6. Count as many sign away in direct or reverse order from the sign occupied by the planet operating at birth (stambha graha) as per VDS i.e. from stambha Rasi. 7. The sign thus obtained is known as Tara Lagna and the 7th sign reckoned from there is called Prati-Tara Lagna. 8. The Tara Dasa shall commence with stronger between Tara Lagna and Prati-Tara Lagna. 9. Remainder is used to work out the balance period of Tara Dasa at birth.



Counting for Tara Lagna The counting as suggested at point 6 above is made from the Stambha Rasi. If this sign is placed in the bright half of the horoscope that is from Janma Lagna (birth ascendant) to 8th house the counting would be direct. In case the Stambha Rasi is located in the darker half that is between 2nd to 7th house, the counting shall be in reverse order. It is quite inexplicable to take bright and dark half of the horoscope for reckoning because it does not straight away say about day or night births; albeit, the rational seems to be hinged on the same concept only. Why the link with VDS for computation of Tara Lagna has been kept is also not known. Few such oddities can be clearly observed in this system but it is hard to give reasons for any Dasa and its pattern of operation.

Order of Maha Dasa (Main Period) Tara Lagna and Prati-Tara Lagna are determined as per the procedure described above and their respective strength is evaluated. The Tara Dasa would begin with the stronger between the two. After that the order of other signs are to be determined which depends upon the odd or even nature of the sign with which the Dasa has commenced. If the Dasa commencing sign is odd the order of Dasa would run in direct manner or zodiacal and if it is an even sign the Dasa would proceed in reverse way. For example, when the Dasa starting sign is odd, say Gemini the Dasa would proceed as - Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries and Taurus. But if the Dasa begins with some even sign, say Capricorn, the order of Dasa would be Capricorn, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Libra, Virgo, Leo, cancer, Gemini, Taurus, Aries, Pisces and Aquarius.

Speculum for Sequence of Dasa S.N

Starting dasa



















Order Of Succession Of Signs Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces. Taurus, Aries, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Libra, Virgo, Leo, Cancer, Gemini Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus. Cancer, Gemini, Taurus, Aries, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Libra, Virgo, Leo. Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer Virgo, Leo, Cancer, Gemini, Taurus, Aries, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Libra. Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo. Scorpio, Libra, Virgo, Leo, Cancer, Gemini, Taurus, Aries, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn, Sagittarius. Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio. 3








Capricorn, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Libra, Virgo, Leo, Cancer, Gemini, Taurus, Aries, Pisces, Aquarius. Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn. Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Libra, Virgo, Leo, Cancer, Gemini, Taurus, Aries.

Judgement of Strength Stronger of the Tara Lagna and the Prati-Tara Lagna is taken here for the commencement of Dasa but the criteria for assessment of the strength is completely baffling because it is decided on the basis of Argala. Out of the two houses under consideration here whichever has better Argala is deemed stronger in this case. This is a unique approach in working out the comparative strength of the two houses. Since the use of Argala for the purpose of evaluation of strength is found no where the scribe could not remain silent and wanted to know the rationality but his preceptor could not also provide a convincing answer. It is presumed that Argala stops the dissipation of energy from any house and thereby it becomes stronger in comparison to the house which is not equipped with Argala because the free drainage of energy renders it weak. That can be the only possible reason for considering the Argala for evaluation of strength of a house. This; however, indicates the importance of Argala in the horoscope. The scribe personally feels that the judgement of the strength of the house should be made on the basis of the provisions available in Jaimini Astrology but here the discussion is confined strictly to what was taught to him (scribe) by his preceptor. This technique has been used on several birth charts over many years and satisfactory results have been obtained. Hence only Argala shall be considered here for the evaluation of comparative strength between the Tara Lagna and Prati-Tara Lagna to decide the commencement of Dasa.

Concept of Argala The planet occupying 2nd, 4th and 11th positions reckoned from any house constitute Argala for that house. The planets placed in 12th, 10th and 3rd position from a house works to destroy or obstruct the Argala of that house. If the 3rd position is occupied by three malefic planets it forms Argala for that house. Similarly the planets located in 5th position produce Argala and it is obstructed by the planets placed in the 9th position from the house under consideration. If house has Argala from three positions and obstruction from two positions it shall be deemed as having Argala. If the Argala producing houses have more number of planets than the obstructing place, the Argala is considered to be operative. The Argala produced from 3rd position is called â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Nirbhasargalaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;.

Duration of Maha Dasa & Antar-Dasa Each sign has a duration of 9 years in main period (Maha Dasa) and 12th part of the same that is 9 months is the duration of Antar-dasa or Bhukti (sub-period) for each sign. Thus, the total Dasa period in this system of Tara Dasa is 108 years. 4


Order of Antar Dasa (Sub-period) The order of signs in sub-period again depends upon the location of Stambha Graha in Sampad or Visampad rasi. Sampad Rasis are Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces and the Visampad Rasis are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius. If the Stambha Graha is situated in the odd sign of Visampad group of Rasi (sign) the subperiod would run in direct order but if in even sign of same group it would be in reverse way. For example, suppose the sub-period under Gemini Dasa is to be worked when the Stambha Graha in the natal chart is located in Libra which is an odd sign of the Visampad group. So the sub-period under any Dasa will run direct as - Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries and Taurus. But suppose the Stambha Graha in the same case is placed in Taurus which is an even sign of the Visampad group the sub-period will proceed in reverse way as - Gemini, Taurus, Aries, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Libra, Virgo, Leo and Cancer. Similarly the Antar- Dasa would be direct if the Stambha Graha is located in the even sign of the Sampad group and would run reverse if placed in the odd sign of the same Rasigroup. For example, suppose the Stambha Graha in above case placed in Cancer which is an even sign of the Sampad group the Dasa would be direct as - Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries and Taurus. But if the Stambha Graha is placed in Aquarius which is an odd sign of the Sampad group the subperiod would be reverse as - Gemini, Taurus, Aries, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Libra, Virgo, Leo and Cancer. Here due care needs to be taken as it is not exactly as per suggestions found elsewhere in Jaimini. It should also not be mistaken as a Jaimini Dasa. Now let us see the application of this Dasa on few charts.

Chart No. 1: A B Vajpayee, Ex-PM Of India



Planet operating at birth - Mercury; Balance of Dasa- 09yr 04month 05days Mercury is placed in Sagittarius; As such; Stambha Rasi - Sagittarius which an odd sign of the Visampad group Stambha Graha - Mercury Elapsed period of Mercury at birth - 07yr 07month 25 days Excluding years, total number of days; 7 X 30 + 25 = 235 days Dasa Period of Mercury - 17 yrs; After dividing 235 by 17, we get Quotient - 13; and Remainder - 14 Add one to quotient; 13+1 = 14 Expunge multiples of 12; 14-12 = 2 Stambha Graha Mercury is placed in the darker half of the natal chart. So the counting from the Stambha Rasi (Sagittarius) shall be reverse. Counting two signs away from Sagittrius in reverse direction gives Scorpio. Therefore; Scorpio is the Tara Lagna and Taurus is Prati-Tara Lagna. Readers may note that sign Scorpio being Tara Lagna is supposed to be playing quite effective role in the life of the native and many astrologers believe that he (Vajpayee) was born in Scorpio Lagna on the basis of certain qualities observed in him. Dasa would start from the stronger of the Scorpio and Taurus. This shall be decided on the basis of Argala here 6


Sn 1 2 3 4

Argala Position 2nd place 4th place 11th place 5th place

Tara Lagna Jupiter, Sun, Mercury NIL NIL Mars

Prati-Tara Lagna NIL NIL Mars NIL

It is obvious from above table that Argala formed to Tara Lagna (Scorpio) is more potent than Argala produced to Prati-Tara Lagna (Taurus) and therefore; Tara Dasa would start with Tara Lagna i.e. Scorpio. Since Scorpio is an even sign the Dasa would start in reverse that is Scorpio, Libra, Virgo, Leo, Cancer, Gemini, Taurus, Aries, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Sagittarius. Here the concept of Sampad and Visampad group does not apply. They are used for the order of succession in Sub-periods. Balance Of Tara Dasa at birth In the above calculation, the remainder obtained was 14. So, the Ratio; 14/17 = 0.823529 As such; Dasa balance at birth; 9 X 0.823529 = 7.41176 yrs = 7 Yrs 04 month 28 days Date of birth

25 - 12 - 1924 28 - 04 - 0007 ____________________ 23 - 05 - 1932 00 - 00 - 0063 -------------------------23 - 05 - 1995

Scorpio Dasa upto Aries Dasa (7 X 9)

Pisces Dasa started from 23-05-1995 and Vajpayee became PM in March 1998. Let us see the Antar-Dasa or Bhukti (sub-period) details. As Stambha Graha Mercury is placed in the odd sign (Sagittarius) of Visam pad group, the sub-period would run direct 23 - 05 - 1995 00 - 09 - 0000 ------------------------23 - 02 - 1996 00 - 27 - 0000 ------------------------23 - 05 - 1998 00 - 09 - 0000 _________________ 23 - 02 - 1999

Pisces-Pisces Pisces-Aries, Taurus, Gemini Pisces - Cancer



00 - 09 - 0000 _________________ 23 - 11 - 1999

Pisces - Leo

Vajpayee first became P.M during Gemini Bhukti which signifies luck in his horoscope. He again became PM in October 1999 when Leo Bhukti was in operation and to true to the quality of gain (11th house) the post of PM was regained. Chart. No. 2: Smt. Indira Gandhi

Sun was operating at birth in VDS and it is placed in Scorpio. Hence 8


Stambha Rasi - Scorpio; Stambha Graha - Sun Balance of Sun Dasa at birth - 01 yr 11month 26days. As such; Elapsed period - 04yrs 00month 04days Total number of days, excluding years - 04 days After dividing it by Dasa period (6) of Sun, we get quotient - 0; remainder - 04 Add one to quotient: 0 + 1 = 1 Hence Scorpio is Tara Lagna and Taurus is Prati-Tara Lagna; The Dasa would start with the stronger between these two Sn 1 2 3

Argala Position 2nd place 4th place 11th place

Tara Lagna Venus, Rahu NIL NIL

Prati-Tara Lagna Ketu Mars NIL

Prati Tara Lagna Taurus has Argala from two positions and hence it is strong. The dasa would start with Taurus. As Taurus is an even sign the Dasa would run reverse i.e. Taurus, Aries, Pisces etc. Balance Of Tara Dasa: Remainder is 4. Hence, ratio = 4/6 Dasa balance at birth =04/06 X 9 = 6yrs 00 month 00 days Her gruesome assassination took place in October 1984. Date of birth

19 - 11 - 1917 00 - 00 - 0006 ---------------------------19 - 11 - 1923 00 - 00 - 0009 ----------------------------19 - 11 - 1932 00 - 00 - 0009 --------------------------19 - 11 - 1941 00 - 00 - 0009 ----------------------------19 - 11 - 1950 00 - 00 - 0009 ----------------------------9


- Taurus Dasa - Aries Dasa - Pisces Dasa - Aquarius Dasa - Capricorn Dasa

19 - 11 - 1959 00 - 00 - 0009 - Sagittarius Dasa -----------------------------19 - 11 - 1968 00 - 00 - 0009 - Scorpio Dasa ----------------------------19 - 11 - 1977 00 - 00 - 0009 - Libra Dasa ---------------------------19 - 11 - 1986 Libra Dasa started from 19th of November 1977. Libra is identical with the 4th house and in astrology the 4th house also defines the exit from this world because it is the place for realisation of the attributes of the 8th house that is death. Let us see in Bhukti (sub-period) which sign was actually operating to bring about this process of exit. Stambh Graha Sun is situated in Scorpio which is the even sign of the Visam Pad group and hence, the Bhukti would run in reverse order i.e. Libra-Libra; LibraVirgo; Libra-Leo; Libra-Cancer etc Aquarius Bhukti in Libra Dasa ended on 19-08-1984 and there after Capricorn (killer) Bhukti came in operation Commencement of Libra Dasa Upto Aquarius Bhukti

19 - 11 - 1977 00 - 09 - 0006 -------------------------19 - 08 - 1984 00 - 09 - 0000 -------------------------19 - 05 - 1985

(81 months)

Capricorn being identical with the 7th house is imbued with strong killer currents and under the Dasa of Libra (4th house) it became potentially dangerous. Chart. No. 3 Here is the horoscope of a native who was a high positioned executive but was suspended from the job on some serious charges of corruption in July 2005. He is still under suspension and the inquiry is in progress. Mars was operating at birth and it is placed in the sign Leo. Hence Stambha Rasi - Leo; Stambha Graha - Mars. Balance of Mars Dasa at berth as per VDS - 05yrs 11months 07days Elapsed period of Mars - 01yr 00month 23days



Ignoring the year total number of days - 23 After dividing it by Dasa period(7) of Mars we get Quotient 3 and remainder 2. Add one in quotient; 3 + 1 = 4 Stambha Graha Mars is located in brighter half hence counting from the Stambha Rasi would be direct. It gives Scorpio sign. As such; Scorpio is Tara Lagna and Taurus is PratiTara Lagna. Dasa will start from the stronger between these two 11


Sn 1 2 3

Argala Position 2nd place 4th place 11th place

Tara Lagna NIL Ketu NIL

Prati-Tara Lagna Sun, Mercury Mars, Rahu NIL

The Argla of Prati-Tara Lagna is strong and therefore; Tara Dasa start with Taurus. Since Taurus is an even sign, the Tara dasa would run in reverse order. Balance of Tara Dasa Remainder is 2; hence Ratio 2/7 = 0.2857 Dasa balance at birth - 9 X 0.2857 = 02yrs 06 months 26days The native was suspended from job in July 2005 when Sagittarius Dasa was in operation. Sagittarius is identical with 3rd house and is aspected by Rahu. Hence it is severely imbued with the currents of damage and destruction. Date of birth Taurus Dasa Upto Capricorn Dasa

01 - 07 - 1961 26 - 06 - 0002 ---------------------------27 - 01 - 1964 00 - 00 - 0036 --------------------------27 - 01 - 2000

Sagittarius Dasa started from 27th of January 2000. Let us see the Bhukti of sign that caused the manifestation of this event. Stambha Graha Mars is placed in Leo which is an odd sign of the Sam pad group. Therefore; Bhukti would run in reverse order i.e. Sagittarius, Scorpio, Libra etc. Start of Sagittarius Dasa Upto Gemini Bhukti

27 - 01 - 2000 00 - 03 - 0005 (7 X 9 = 63 months) - --------------------------27 - 04 - 2005

The Taurus Bhukti started from 27th April 2005 and the suspension from job occurred in July 2005. Taurus sign is identical with 8th house, hence is capable of producing bad events like defeat, defamation, insult, injury etc. The event has occurred in line with the same. We may note here one interesting point with respect to VDS, just for comparison. In VDS luck lord Mercury was operating under the Dasa of Yoga Karka Saturn. As such, occurrence of such bad event as per VDS can be quite baffling. But Tara Dasa gives the clue as it shows the play of destructive vibrations emanating from two bad houses 3rd and 8th. Thus, possibility of bad events was almost unavoidable. 12


The method of calculation of this Dasa has been explained in detail and more examples are with held as they can only increase the length of this essay. Readers may try this Dasa and find out its efficacy by themselves. The scribe is using this Dasa since many years and has got quite encouraging results. ...............Excerpts from author's forthcoming book - "Tara Dasa"

When Jupiter in his first round of transit touches Dragons Tail that is the year of danger for the individual In the 4th round of Jupiterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s transit development of house/landed property is denoted. The 5th round of Jupiter is for children and their developments or fall back whereas the 6th round of Jupiter denotes the dangers to the native himself When Saturn in transit sees the 8H from Jupiter or the planets therein or sometimes the lord of the 8th house from Jupiter, then death or troubles to the nativeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is denoted. Jupiter in Gemini, Sagittarius and Pisces, the life of the native will be very good only after 41 years of age.



Occultism In Astrological Remedies By U.K.Jha, India. Every astrologer worth his salt has to field a question, if course of destiny is alterable and whether there exists any chance of escaping the virulence of sinful previous karmas. In case we, the wearer of this perishable mortal robe; the indwellers of this physical mould called body, are incapable of escaping the impending doom, then what purpose does astrology serve in telling those unpleasant things in advance, because the mechanical wheel of time (Kala chakra) would bring about whatever is destined, without any favour or prejudice. Any prior information can only be an unwanted botheration, nothing more than mere psychological burden. People go for horoscopic consultation in quest of remedies for the impending dooms and astrology has drawn its sustenance by providing remedial measures since time immemorial. If the remedies do not work, then there is no charm in prognostication atleast for the masses. For marketing the remedial measures, it is indispensable that the querist is comprehensively convinced that it does work if applied properly. But how does it work?

A graduate in Mechanical Engineering from University of Roorkee (Now IIT Roorkee) U K Jha has produced over 100 thought provoking articles in several astrological journals and is a known name in the academic foray of this science. He is known for his innovative ideas, one point sharp logic, acute rationality and scientific approach for dealing with the things. He is the author of world famous book "Utopia and Anarchy of Stars" and his commentaries on Yoga-Pushpanjali and Phala Deepika is a master piece for absorbing reading. His another book "Lost Horizon of Vaidik Astrology" and a book on Tara Dasa is likely to come out soon. Presently he is busy writing commentary on Brihat Parasara Hora Shasta (BPHS). His vast knowledge of Tantra and esoteric psychology find conspicuous reflection in all of his works.


An intelligent querist knows for certainty that the law of Karma is inviolable. It is firm and binding to ensure that every cause is articulately linked to its appropriate corresponding effects, else the guarantee granted by Lord Krishna in Bhagvad Gita to work honestly without looking at the fruits thereof; for the fruits bound by actions would automatically accrue, would become void inviting total banishment of the great dicta Karmanyavadhakaraste ma phaleshu kadachan. The prospects of superbly seizing

correspondence between the cause and its effects cannot be erased from the constantly suspecting minds of intelligentsia. Under such circumstances the power of remedy must integer and repose on possibility of the great verities which translate the cause and corresponding effects to something not necessarily linked and prearranged under the sway of any active force of superiority. As such, the philosophy of remedial astrology and the principles of inviolable law of cause and effect seem to be mutually opposed and contradictory theories brought to an inconvenient wedlock and the only solution in sight is to divorce the prognostications considering it an obnoxious set of aboriginal dogma. This can be the simplest way for a querist to rid himself from the snare of astrological obsessions since he does not get a convincing answer in respect of effectuation of prescribed remedies and the veracity about the effectiveness of any puissant use of such measures. Even the most erudite astrologers in their awakened thoughts feel that all their industrious research and well appreciated lengthy papers become redundant on the face of this one fundamental query emanating from the affirmation of normal human aspiration about efficacy of remedies. The sincere querist guided by such suspicions in his heart and the doubts active in the realms of thoughts raised at the highest horizon of his logical wisdom feels flustered and naturally remains engaged in tracing the triune path of remedies; not just for a lark, as he is genuinely concerned about his own situation; his inner confusion resting on the fulcrum of "Law of Action", and loaded with a strong desire to explore the convincing and comprehensive possibilities as to why and how the measures suggested for averting the virulent results of sinful actions already done in the previous births should work. It is; therefore, essential that he, in his absorbing quest, must get a resolving reply that can help him proceed from a new poise of being at the very depths of his psychic foundation; with conviction and confidence that means of remedies can really liberate him from the clutches of previous deeds. Man, so long he is riding the high waves of repeated success, gives little importance to the recondite things like destiny and divinity and attributes all the accomplishments to his own prowess, planning, skill, endeavour and dexterity. Till such time, the talk about luck and future; to him, is only the cup of tea for those who are found wanting in ability and expertise to perform and compete. His vanity of success and self-confidence provide a commanding light of conviction that everything in this world can be had by application of manipulative efforts, superior enough to snatch away the goal from the jaws of clashing material and other forces; for, in his wisdom, achievements are born only out of the struggles of intelligence and skill. He deems himself the master of the contending forces operating in the arena of competitions and considers himself smart enough to pull the success out of many actual and potential discords. Only when beleaguered by the constant failures, assailed by disappointing outcomes and assaulted by circumventing helplessness; which stands tall before him to devour his skills and abilities, that he thinks about intangible things like providence and destiny. Dejected and discouraged, defeated and trammelled, he feels forced to turn his gaze and approaches an astrologer for possible causes of failures and appropriate solutions. But his pride, though wounded due to defeats in the battle of life, still works incessantly, keeping his mind alert and awakened, to know if any such recourse as astrological remedies are really of any worth. Most of the people who seek remedial assistance from an astrologer are quite intelligent and have invariably met their water-loo in the struggle of personal and professional excellence. It is only after they have exhausted all the options at their command, squarely mauled by the over-powering circumstantial forces, that they revert back to the science of astrology. They are basically wranglers of top class and; as such, despite the defeats and devastation suffered, their 407

power of self-assertion remains intact and their active intelligence casts doubt on every intangible thing. This is because; they are the ardent practitioners of the theory;" I cannot conquer without waging war against my competitors and my surroundings." They cannot rest in peace with any honeyed gloss or any optimistic scufflings because they have lost stake and now need a concrete and convincing clarification, even if it is fragmental in the total firmament of truth. So, their suspecting position is generally justified and assuredly bonafide. Intelligence ruled over by Mercury is one of the subtlest attribute of the self and when it tastes few easy but big successes in the beginning; for which phenomenal causative factor is Rahu, the native feels unduly and falsely elated. There is nothing unnatural in it because Rahu himself is a planet of high intelligence who could accurately guess the fraud perpetrated on the demons and could also manage to have a taste of the nectar before being beheaded. The self-arrogation of success is caused easily by the influence of Rahu on intelligence (Mercury) that works at the abyssal layer of human constitution. So, such a querist can not and must not be expected to accept the remedial measures of astrology readily and would certainly like to satisfy himself by exercising all the slaughtering reasons and logic till it looks rational and assuredly accurate on the plane of pragmatic principles. Rahu, which is a planet of Karmic discharge; working on the principle of war and destruction at all the planes of existence, revels in trampling and breaking the things even in intellectual realms. As such, the doubts raised by the sincere querists bear no incongruity so long they are honestly in quest for a sound logic and verifiable fact of our highest psychological possibilities. The available texts on astrology and Karma-Kanda are shockingly silent about the operational pattern of Karma-Vipaka in respect of the cosmogenesis of Karma in the invisible realms beyond mind and matter. This has got to be accepted as a great shortcoming which can be removed only through the reading of related subjects dealing with the transition period and the crisis the soul experiences from death to rebirth. The philosophy of remedial astrology and remedies shall look frippery and moonshine so long a clear exposition of the great forces in cosmos; clashing together for rapid destruction and reconstruction, are not lucidly enabled for better appreciation of intelligence. The violent convulsions of chaotic vibrations in the occult world constantly remain operative and work incessantly upon the human beings and other terrestrial things through the planets on physical and psychological level. The need and basis of remedial measures can be eliminated by one single stroke of simple postulation that the universe exists merely as a mechanical operation of brute and indifferent material forces or an equally mechanical play of ideas and energy arising out of an original inexplicable non-existence. However, this would also simultaneously refute the basic tenets of astrology that destiny is nothing but the fruits of actions carried out in the previous births and that there was an existence prior to this existence which is inseparably linked to its past and present status. To avoid any such baffling situation or to thwart away such inconvenient incongruities one shall have to have a clear picture about the field; which is the play ground of the disembodied soul, and a regulating principle, the Supreme Immutable self or the knower of the field. The manifestation of the Divine Essence or all pervading principles into various names and forms constitute the eternal creation of this world in its multitudinous relativities. The source of the infinite Energy-Substance is some unknown invisible Sun located somewhere at the centre of the vast stretch of this cosmos. When in the orthodox astrology we say Sun is the soul of the cosmic universe窶適alasyatma Bhaskarh the reference is made to the unknown cosmic Sun, which in the terrestrial pattern of life and things is represented by our solar Sun. But it does not necessarily contain within it all that we fail to see and grasp, as means and material, condition and field on a plane belonging to other worlds beyond the horizon of our knowledge and the existence 408

of which is absolutely beyond the rapidly encompassing ken of human intelligence. Sages knew it well and; as such, they also made provisions for delineating the chart with respect to the AtmaKarka, despite describing Sun as the significator of soul. Unfortunately, the procedures pertaining to proper use of Sun with respect to Atma Karaka for knowing the karmic energy signatures of the embodied soul has been lost over the aeons. But this does imply that the relation of the man with respect to the cosmos has become absolute and this relationship can become intelligible only if the horoscope is studied in the light of the occult doctrines. The universe is no cluster of blinding and helplessly self-existent masses thrown haphazardly into the orbit of eternity nor is it the creation of ignorant forces engaged into an unguided and uncontrolled process of self-creation and self-destruction. There is a definite order subsisting behind each and every thing from the subtlest to the grossest level of creation and destruction and which is wholly self-aware, endowed with secret Intelligence and; therefore, being the master of itself, functions in a self-imposed regulatory manner to conceal and reveal the progression of phenomenal perpetuation. Because of its own inbuilt self-instincts, it involves itself in each and every step or level, realises itself in various names and forms and informs and unfolds itself to the individual seeker. No remedial therapy of astrology can work efficiently without invoking and favourably activating this infinite active force to provide healing and relief. Scriptures describe it by the term Sachchidananda or Ultimate or Absolute Reality. In its reduction to the physical mould of mind and matter, it has an inlaid nature of concealing itself at each successive levels in the ever enveloping successive veils. So, in the process of revealing which is necessarily a progressive one, it ascends to unfold itself layer by layer, and level by level, wherein each concealing level or layer work as an instrument of ascension for the ardent and genuinely articulate seeker. Both the universe and the individual are the descention of same ultimate Substanceâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Energy and it can be approached also through the same path through the reverse way, all other relevant collectivities being the product of their own interactions. This Substance-Energy is verily referred to as chit-shakti in Tantra doctrine and its veiling characteristic as Maya-Shakti, the later not being separate from the former but inalienably subsisting as a permanent attribute ever operative to create the universe and all other things as mind and matter. The globe of the individual karmic energy signature of an embodied soul is pervaded and constantly influenced by this Supreme Substance Energy. Astrology is purely secular and works in accordance with the principles of absolute nonduality. However, astrological monism does not regard the Pure principle of Existence or Universal Chit as an epiphenomenal accident or bizarre proclivities of sustenance but holds it as the plenum that sustains and vitalises all phenomenal existence, or a datum on which all forms of multiple experience rests. This pure-principle in the horoscope is called the Kala-Purusha or the infinitude of awareness; without any name or form, without any determinant, having a state of complete quiescence where the potential is zero or infinity. In the individual nativity its presence can be deemed as a condition without any strain or tension which actually accentuates or springs up from within, the moment even a slightest construction; owing to previous Karmic energy signature, is put upon it. Kala Purush is impartial in nature and stands above all antithesis of rest and motion (event), existing as an equipotent surface of energy distribution that is in a state of complete quiescence. All the individual embodied souls (Jeevatma) shed lustre by His lustre and shine because He shines. So all things depend on this universal consciousness (Kala Purusha) but It has not to be dependent on anything for its manifestations. It is in fact an inscrutable being upon which no category can be fastened. Kala Purusha as Sachchidananda persists in all the state of Becoming because in Sat aspect, it is the root of the principle of Divine Will that, though 409 itself remaining unmanifest, finds expression

in Divine Power as Shakti, whereas, in the chit aspect it is the root of all the Mind principle which is the cause of all manifestations. For any manifested state, the essentiality of Maya or the obscuring and veiling principle is intensely and unavoidably inevitable and the Vaidik bards while formulating the principles of astrology through horoscope, in the light of inevitability of reincarnation, did not keep this essentiality at abeyance. The nodes in the birth-chart fulfil this requirement of veiling principles, the Rahu being more formidably assertive than Ketu to obscure and veil the all pervading principles and engender the ocean of great ignorance. Their impact is more severely noticed on the luminariesâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sun and Moon, that is the spiritual and mental aspects of the embodied ego. The aspect of Rahu on Sun is recognised as the weakening of soul-force and that of the same on Moon as degenerative to intellectual, temperamental and emotional disposition of the individual so as to incapacitate him to take up any courageous advancement on the path of unfoldments. The nodes work as obscuring energy for the house they are located in as well as for their dispositors. They also act as veiling force for the planets and the houses they cast their aspect on. The effects of the nodes play to prevent the rise and growth of the intellectual and ethical perplexities into a higher consciousness governed by some superior set of laws. As such, it is always imperative to select an appropriate Mantra for the native on the basis of his horoscope for effective mitigation of the virulent effects and the situation of Rahu and Ketu becomes crucially significant for working out the right type of Mantra. While accommodating the selected Mantra in the horoscope of the native it is invariably found that they break on the critical points produced by the nodes. However, it is not difficult for the enlightened adepts in the field of spiritualism and the scribe has tested in several instances that the Mantra given by the great masters safely accommodates in the horoscope of the aspirants. The selection of an appropriate Manta is extremely essential so that the vibrations raised by them may result into more refined actions and purified desires so that the personal virtues can easily exceed the personal sin. This happens due to the subtle transformation in the inner configuration of the man on psycho-somatic plane. Absentation of the obscurities enables the universal, the impersonal and the divine spirit to work through the incarnated ego for fetching desired effects as well as for its actual upward evolution. However, the nodes are not the lone obscuring and veiling principles operating in the birth chart but infact work in tandem with the lords of 6th, 8th and 12th houses which are another set of forces for creation of ignorance. Lagna and its lord are the vital truth of natural existence of the embodied soul and all that is favourable, say 5th and 9th lords, help it in attaching itself to the same truth of that same order. This remain ever engaged in the struggle of ascension from lower to the higher self for pursuance of spiritual goal that is to enhance the enablement of a state for the struggling ego to cease to be mind and to become spirit even while dwelling in its physical robe. This upward transference can result in the production of actions, be on mental or verbal or physical plane, befitting the requisite requirements of the evolutionary process. The soul is made to reincarnate not merely to exhaust the credit balance of its previous Karmic energy signature but also to appropriately apply and involve itself into the requisite deeds and actions needed for advancing the cause of liberation, to associate in the field of evolution in such a way that the individual sin can be slaughtered by the ethical sense of personal virtues congenial for amelioration of social and public duty. But unfortunately, under the atrocious attack of greed, avarice and sense gratification etc. it forgets fully its principal objective to defend that right and to combat the oppressive forces of seducement ever existent at play in the normal human life and mind, and thus deviates from the path of upward transferences, the foundation of which is cast in our abyssal inner being. The mighty power contained in the process of sense gratification is the cause of derailment of the ego from its predetermined goal of appointed consummations leading to 410

mutation and variation of the personality; aims and objectives, dictated by providence. The 6th house is the house of appointed obstructions, 8th house is the deeper dark hole leading to limitless falls and frustration and the 12th house signifies the two possible directions of rotation of the vortex formed within and consisting of the eddy currents of evolution and involution of spirit. Hence, the recitation of Mantra demands personal mental application because the worship through the hired priests may not be very effective, on this front and for such objectives. The spiritual problem of a modern man has become insurmountable not merely on account of the fact that he has turned grossly materialistic but also because he has undergone greatest conceivable disappointments of all humanity's hopes. At the bottom, there is growing doubt behind all these palliative measures being marketed in the name of sure-remedies. Over the years, man has suffered fatal shocks in the hands of sooth-sayers and remedy marketers in the field of astrology and; as a cumulative result, he has become essentially uncertain about the efficacy of these measures; expectations and fantasies turning aside into traumas and terrors, frustration and fluttering agitation. This can be said from the experiences of those intellectuals whose penetrating questions on this front an astrologer has to field quite often, their intellectual grandiose seeking answers of similarly grandiose objectivity. As such, while taking up this vexed issue for rational and logically legitimate discussion, I am fully aware of the risks and the magnitude of the suspicions in the minds of the querist as well as the aspirations of our fellow students of astrology who always found convenience in evading such pointed questions by turning their head right or left. Many authors in their otherwise excellent works on the healing aspect in astrology have prudently avoided undertaking the treatment of this difficult issue and a few of them, just to conceal their own limited exposure to the relevant Sastra, have chosen to dispute the authenticity of Tantra and Mantra etc. Yet they can be seen in their proudest assertion recommending the worship of various deities on case to case basis. The basic point that confounds their wisdom and reduces their arguments; no matter on whose name it is made, to absurd banality is how astrology; if it is truly a Vedanga, can afford to repudiate the Vedantik concepts of creation. If the astrology is made to violate the basic rules for creation and the primary principles of manifestation what are we looking for through the positional manipulations of stars in the birth-map? The problem with this class of astrologers is that they have little or nought knowledge about the modern science and yet while dealing with a subject of totally spiritual nature as astrology, want that its principles ought to bear the hall mark of modern science. Spiritual principles deal with the higher and finer laws of nature; while, science (modern) works with the lower and gross laws of nature. Both have same objective. The process of birth of a planet and a child is astoundingly identical and their end is also governed by the same universal principle. These astrologers; therefore, behave erratically, just to conceal their own diffidence and lack of courage to accept astrology on purely spiritual basis, and ignorantly attack those sastras for the aid of which astrology was originally evolved to a full fledged subject. The worst victim of these ill-informed people, who at times rejoice moving with swollen head considering themselves as true contributors to astrological world, has been the crowning philosophy of Tantra. For example, when we talk about Maya or Maya Shakti, what clue astrology can offer about it; though it is there and can be comprehended logically with the help of the findings of the modern science. For the sake of those who have worked over-time to highjack astrology from its original source or root and are vaunting and flaunting the ill-construed outcomes of their so called articulate research, I have elaborated later how Maya is a totally pragmatic and scientifically acceptable concept. Materialism cannot remain concomitant with the spiritualism nor the modern man can be expected to relinquish their cherished goal and path 411 of materialistic pursuits by application of any

negative persuasion or brute denials but can only be logically convinced to see reasons as to why spiritualism demands certain self-imposed disciplines owing to the inlaid requirements of the great cosmic ideation. His consciousness is a conditioned consciousness of mind and matter and his objectives, therefore, revolve round the basic necessities of materialistic origin. The sense of surety and security vanishes as one begins to realise that every advance step in external world brings about an increasing possibility for yet another catastrophe. Unless the passion to heap up necessary material comforts does not die out talk of spiritualism would continue to sound like hollow promises. One has to realize and get convinced at the bottom of his own heart that the so called success and achievements have accorded him nothing but temporary devilish delight. The process of return can set in motion like an avalanche only under the conditions of extremities of either hopes or despairs, whenever enough of them are gathered together. For the modern men religion does not seem to come from within, from the soul, but to have like inventory lists of the external world. Even while seeking remedies under the extreme physicomental duress, he is never seized by any strong urge for inner revelation, but tries instead to select a spiritual rescue. It is a conviction of putting religion on like the holiday bests, only to take them off finally, once the end and objectives are met. The generally increased awareness of intelligentsia towards astrology is no doubt interestingly appalling but they have not so far readily reconciled to it with good taste, because astrology has failed to unfold its original vistas of spirituality. As such, the passion invested in pursuit of these interests is without doubt psychical energy which has been turned back from the obsolete religious inklings but again finds itself obscured into the mere planetary juggleries of exoteric imports. One must not forget to take into account that these developments have inwardly a truly religious character even though externally they hanker for some scientific hall-mark. The concept of Mantra is too vast, controversial and enormously debatable, the detailed exposition of which, if taken to a fuller exposition, may give birth to a separate booklet which would be a digression from the present scope of this paper. Astrology being a science of cosmic exposition itself contains into its fundamental principles, the veiling necessities of cosmic process of manifestations through evolutions and mutations. This has got to be clearly understood and carefully explored in the nativities that depict the particular creation (event) at a particular point of time under a particular set of conditions (Dasha, Kala and Patra). Mantra is a set of words and alphabets and the concept of creation with the word is an eternally accepted truth. Word or speech is an attribute of the 2nd house of the horoscope. The energy of Mantra is a killer that kills the momentum of karmic energy signature of the previous births, if applied properly. The long application and faulty procedures of incantation can even kill the man himself. So, it is necessary that the procedure for incantation of Mantra must be learnt under the guidance of an adept, because it is too risky and potentially dangerous. Durga Saptsati has loudly cautioned the aspirantsâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Gyatwa prarabhya kurveet na kurvano vinnashyati- that they must tread on this risky path only after knowing the procedure fully. Mantra which is an attribute of the 5th house, finds its most active play in the 2nd house which is a maraka sthana (killer). Therefore, the wrong or improper application of the force contained in Mantra can also finish the user of this force. It is in this consideration that the sages have repeatedly advised not to drabble with the power of Mantra for a lark and only try to seek protection through it with most devoted and dedicated applications. After birth the embodied soul forgets its effulgent supernalities completely and lives a ramshackle life in demented state owing to the atrocious impact of previous karmic energy signature. Most of its actions are governed by the phenomenal flux of Karmic ruts or the peregrine worldly (circumstantial) drives of sense gratification as a result of which man lives a benighted life on planet earth like an ordinary runt. It is certainly perfidious in respect of the fantabulous 412

efforts put into by the guardian angels for upliftment of the soul before it proceeded for reincarnation. The body begotten after birth has its own deficiencies, discrepancies and shortcomings owing to the vast active force of Karma operating under extremely complex matrices of cosmic impulses. Nature does not accept him with an open arm like an affectionate mother but treats him like a slattern intruder disallowing easy access to each opportunity that can once again make him a sybarite. This is not on account of any ingrained hostility but purely intentioned to save the embodied soul from the squeals of grumpy sensual attractions and to enable it to stay timorous so that nothing can ever distract it from the original purpose of birth. But unfortunately, man delights in conquering the circumstantial impediments to score success on material front instead of conquering himself for the spiritual advancements. Such surly tendencies bring in only the rumbling sorrows and sufferings in life. Every embodied soul lives in seven bodies viz physical body, Etheric body, Astral body, Mental body, Spiritual body, cosmic body and bodiless state of which the later four bodies remain dormant and inaccessible through ordinary modes of actuations and approach. Even the former three bodies do not live active and fully developed in most of the human beings which can be judged with little insight from the attitudinal disposition and behavioural pattern of a person. The first seven years from birth is governed by the forces of physical or gross body wherein neither the intellectualism sprouts forth with good intensity nor the desires (kama) manifest in high propensity. Many people live in this state till the end of their life and there is hardly any difference between these people and an ordinary animal who survive by assiduously attending the call of nature and react in accordance to the circumstantial stimuli without applying any sense of discrimination. Unfortunately over sixty five percent population of the world is composed by the people of this variety that provide a sumptuous feast to the ignominious designs of veteran charlatans and shrewd politicians of different nations. From the age of seven years to fourteen years second body that is etheric body tends to grow. Actually, with the development of this body develops the personal world of the native which stops at the age of puberty. The world has slightly less than thirty five percent of this class of people who live with two bodies despite the continuous growth and aging of the gross body. These people suffer with a strong urge of sensual desires of all types including sex that subsist till the end of life. Such people can be easily identified by examining the elements of strong sensuality and overwhelming passion in their all pursuits and ventures. The people living with three bodies that is those who have developed astral body are less than five percent in this world. This body develops from the age of 14 years to 21 years and enables the growth of logic, reasoning, discriminations etc. along with the fructification of inlaid intelligence. Depending upon the impressions (Samskar) of previous Karmic energy signature they can be a thinker, a philosopher, a top grade scientist, great social reformer etc. But in case the planetary glyph shows strong afflictions they may also turn out to be extremists of different varieties of social, political and religious order. They are very special people who can bring either cheer or the fear for society and humankind. These seven bodies or principle remain in each individual in seed form but the later four bodies do not develop without intense meditation under the guidance of a great adept. The vibrations passing through the seven planets of our solar system correspond to each principle at an unimaginably abyssal level. The first category of people who live with only one body in this world are governed by planet Mars and they continue their selfish life with an animalistic passion and aggression and remain always absorbed in accumulation of means for food, drinks and carefree luxuriations. After death these people take another birth within a very short duration and few of them even remember some important events of previous life during their early childhood. The 413

people of second category are controlled by Saturn whose passion and animalistic aggression is considerably refined but are extremely self-centred. The marked difference between these two categories is that the former is self-centred owing to animal greed but the later is sex- centred also. This is the reason that combination of Saturn with the sexual factors of the horoscope is deemed to deliver extremely virulent effects in that respect. All the activities of these people, in spite of all other good or bad considerations, can be ultimately found to be whirling around the subjects of carnal gratification. After death these persons (souls) move to the lower strata of the subtle world composed of multifarious desires and take birth under the impulses of some seizing desire that corroborates with his uncherished ambitions before death. The prudence and intelligence of the people living with three (initial) bodies is conspicuous in their all deliberations and acts of multitudinous intensities. They are governed mainly by planet Mercury and work incessantly to bring about intellectual revolutions. Even the top class leaders of extremists and separatists are fired with some thought provoking ideologies. Because of this cosmic reality dreaded terrorists, notorious swindlers and matchless manipulators mostly belong to the class controlled by sign Gemini of the Zodiac. These people after death move on to higher echelons of ethereal world and take birth only when favourable conditions come to pass. The people with a developed fourth body or mental body which grows from the age of 21 years to 35 years are rare to be found in this world. Mental body can be developed only through arduous yogic practices and is governed by the planet Moon. This body which subsists in every person in seed form only is full of multitudinous possibilities but the ordinary man is incapable of developing the same in worldly conditions, because the progression in this direction is also fraught with great dangers and huge obstructions. All the para-psychological activities manifests in this body and on account of this consideration all the aspirants are advised to concentrate and meditate for arresting the flight of mind. So long the mind is not conquered, advancement on spiritual path is not possible. Each directives and commandments of Yoga and Tantra are meant to develop the mental body which is the gate way for direct perception of the happenings of other astral world. Mantra works directly on the mental body and crash open the occurrence of unfathomable possibilities. Mantra-Shakti of a man is like the precious gem of a venomous snake and can dispel the darkness of virulence owing to the previous karma with its sparkling glow. Mantra mahamani visam byal ke; Metata kathin kuanka bhale ke" is how sage Tulsi has described the power of Mantra. As the Moon has its own dignified place in horoscopic delineations and process of prognostication, the mental body has its own specialised existence in the existence of all other bodies. It is the basis of all para-psychological studies and maintains its own independent existence. The first three bodies are tied to the limiting ambits of space and time but the mental body is free from all such obscurations. Its boundary is at par with the boundary of the cosmos and can freely travel anywhere. It is the substratum of the incarnating ego. All the Indian system of meditation especially yoga and Tantra system proceed along the line of mental body. They are not at all concerned with the gross body but strive to reach the mental body and progress upwards along the foundation provided by this fourth principle of the man. Telepathy, Sammohan etc. are the beginning of arousal of this body and different intricate meditational procedures of Yoga and Tantra are performed after establishing complete link with the mental body. Mantras work to energise and activate this body after commanding mastery over which the Yogis do the miracle. We would revert to this mental body in connection with Mantra, in astrological parlance subsequently. Lagna is hemmed betwixt the 12th house and the 2nd house which is vitally significant from esoteric point of view, especially when we enter into the dissertation of recondite things like Mantra and its effect in transformation of our being. 414 The 2nd house in orthodox astrology stands

for wealth that is Maya and the 12th house signifies Bhoga that is means of luxuriations. So, the 12th house is the actual and utilitarian gains of wealth in life. It implies in simple words that more would be the wealth, stronger revel-rout would be the person. The worst dissipation of the wealth occurs through the 8th house which shows that the excess of wealth produces all the tendencies to seek carnal gratifications through countless channels of revelries and a fettered soul is ever increasingly susceptible for fall in such depths. Bhoga or the enjoyments also dissipate through the 6th house and as such, possibilities of hardships and sufferings owing to the efforts of obtaining means of enjoyments become paramount. The disputes, combats, frustrations and various types of hassles in life are; therefore, inevitable which would further gravitate the enchained soul into the pool of materiality. The 2nd house is the Maya of Lagna and the 6th house is the Maya of Mantra-Shakti. So, the arousal of Mantra-Shakti also engenders the waves of Maya and the possibilities of the aspirant (sadhaka) to get engrossed in that Maya cannot be totally ruled out. This in fact happens with many aspirant and the allegorical story of Vishwamitra falling prey to Menaka is a pointer to that state when the Sadhaka becomes vulnerable for fall on account of the illusions created by the power of his own Mantra. This is a tedious stage and is fraught with many traps and pit falls where the guidance of an adept is indispensable; otherwise, the fall becomes inevitable and that makes many Sadhaka a Vishwamitra. The Mantra used for healing then becomes counterproductive and delivers a killing blow, as its wealth begins to fructify in the form of attributes of the 6th house. Thus the obscene news about the religious personalities of many sects involved in sexuality and other acts of carnality, as heard quite often, are not merely the realities of world today but are also the psychical inevitability of the fallen sadhakas easily comprehensible through the principles of astrology. As such; the sincere aspirants should take lesson from there and fear this cosmic inevitability while treading on the path of Mantra. This happens owing to the adverse impact of Mantra shakti. It is extremely difficult to withstand the impact of Maya because this manifested universe is the product of Divine Ideation and has come into being due to the play of Maya Shakti which is a changing aspect of the changeless Universal Chit-Shakti. Under its fantabulous sway, we; owing to the illusion (Maya), consider our individual world as something independent of the Divine World. It appears quite incongruous to our cognitive faculties and intelligence because we never realise that the illusion (Maya) pervades all human life and on account of our own inability to discriminate (viveka), we stand prevented to have an actual feel of the same. That is the agony and irony of being an intellectual human being, the most sophisticated creation of nature. The stunning advancement of modern science that has enabled humankind to hold mastery; certainly to considerable extent, over the laws of nature, is also exceedingly ceasing and strongly blinding, so much so that we fail to perceive the world of things and beings around us as unreal and any argument adduced to establish its unreality seems to be an act of utter madness. But that is indeed not the same; for, the modern science has also fortunately enabled us to understand the concept of Maya by dint of its advanced researches and the knowledge gained there from. It can be deemed as a great irony of luck that the modern science which laid the foundation of materialism in its efforts to demolish the structures of spiritualism has also provided the facts that squarely obliterate the scientific materialism although we are seldom aware of it owing to our intelligence ever loaded with logical justifications. In spite of the fact that it would be a digression, an attempt to enunciate the concept of Maya with scientific background becomes imperative here for making the subject more easily comprehensible. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; We are all sitting on a high speed planet (Earth) having dual speed of spinning about its axis and revolving around its orbit at a tremendous speed of 1,07,200 km/hr and yet we presume that everything around us including our own state of415 so called rest as stationary. Is it not both baffling

and bewildering to imagine and consider anything stationary on a fast rotating and moving body? This is the Maya. – A line drawn on a curved surface shall always be a curve and never straight. To draw a straight line on the surface of a spherical ball is a physical impossibility. But all the technological experts while executing their construction and other plans insist for drawing with precision the straight lines for bringing proper alignment with respect to the directions. As a matter of fact, none of the straight line drawn on the surface of Earth is really straight, however, we always presume them to be truly straight on account of the grip of Maya. – Astronomers with the help of their highly sophisticated instruments and telescope study the universe and give us a picture of their studied universe which we presume to be real. But do these facts give us a true picture of the universe as it exists. We all know that the lights from various stars take millions of years to reach the planet Earth and; therefore, the picture that we get is of the universe which existed millions of years ago, but the current position of the universe is not known to us in its actual status. The whole galaxy that we see at night might have disappeared long long ago without our knowing anything about it but we remain under the illusion that we are seeing those universe that might have vanished long ago. This gives a rude shock to our knowledge about the universe we suppose to know so well and which the astronomers claim to reveal to us with exactitude and certainty of scientific investigation. Such is the great impact of Maya that has pervaded are life in all respects. – Science tells us that the whole universe is nothing but energy vibrations which when bottled up looks to be solid or liquid or in loose conditions appears to be radiations. Yet we never, even for a second, realise that all that we see and perceive is not solid or liquid but energy vibrations only. However, this revelation of modern physics has brought us to the brink of occult view that whole universe is the product of vibrations or Nada and Mantra is the science of Nada. – We know that the tangible solid objects around us are made up of atoms and molecules and the vibrations playing between them are also instrumental in constituting our sense-organs. The actual amount of matter being very small, these atoms and molecules are practically empty spaces. As such, it is mostly the movements of points with unimaginable speeds in space that compose these seemingly tangible solid objects. So do they really exist in the material world as we understand them to be? Yet to us they appear to be existing as compact solid mass. This happens on account of the Maya we live in. – Let us think what actually happens when we look, smell or touch anything say orange in our hands. The light vibrations from the so called orange strike the eyes, are carried away along the nerves to the corresponding brain centres and produce in the mind a visual image of an orange. The object that has produced this image has neither form, nor colour because it is a mere aggregate of a number of atoms and molecules reflecting light rays which fall upon it. It is these molecules reflecting light rays that strike the retina and get carried away to the brain along the nerves. Similarly, there are several vibrations coming from the orange strike the corresponding sense organs to produce in mind a sensuous impression of the orange. What we actually perceive is the impressions in mind that really does not exist in the object. Our mental image of the orange contains these sensuous components contributed by different sense organs and fused by the mind in a composite image. So, what we perceive outside are not the objects outside but the mental image in our own mind produced by the external world of atoms, molecules and vibrations that have no form, colour or smell. Yet we feel that the orange has a form, a colour and smell etc. What can be said to this illusion of our own sensuous perceptions. This is the Maya of the occult doctrine. 416

The ramifications of Maya as dealt in the scriptures are ponderous and our intent is not to go into those proliferous details. Since we are dealing here with the effect of Mantra, it was felt pertinent to give little idea that Maya is not at all mythical and does influence us like a great veiling principle. Earlier we have seen that all the Yogic and Tantrik activities are linked to the mental body and Mantra is the simplest mode for actuation and activation of mental body subsisting in seed form in each individual. The shortest root to reach the centre of mental body is Hridya which is an untranslatable world and the English word heart does not describe it in its full contingency and conundrum. So, the God is said to be residing in Hridaya that corresponds to some point in the chest region of the human body. In the horoscope this area is represented by the 4th house from where the inner nature of the man is studied. In natural zodiac this house is represented by the sign Cancer owned by planet Moon. Mind in astrology is represented by Moon and as Moon is the fastest planet in the Zodiac, mind is the fastest element of human constitution. According to the scriptures, mind travels at a speed of 400 trillion miles per second. So it is next to impossible to arrest the flight of mind that works incessantly round the clock. Only in the dead deep sleep it can be said to be stilled which is equivalent to shushuptavastha (dead sleep state). The 4th house of the horoscope is extremely important because it signifies the enormous possibilities and being Hridaya it represents the abode of God. It is also the seat of the mental faculties which implies that spiritualism starts from the mental body and the true spiritual potency latent in the native can be studied only from the disposition of the 4th house of his birth chart. If the 4th house is auspiciously disposed, affliction free and aspected or occupied by the benefic planets, the chances of actuation of the mental body is great and the Mantra recited by the man with full devotion and intense concentration would produce the effects earlier. Moon in the 4th house is not considered good in conventional astrology but it can be an asset for spiritual advancements and meditation for peace. Fructification of the effects of Mantra is dependent upon the conditions of the 4th house to a larger extent. More afflicted is the 4th house in the nativity, more stringent efforts in meditation shall be required to make the Mantra bear its fruits. This happens in spite of the healthy disposition of the 5th house. The latent power of the aspirant to make the Mantra fruitful can be measured only in terms of the auspicious disposition of the 4th house and there must not be any ambiguity in this respect. Many astrologers endeavour to examine the spiritual constitution of a person from the disposition of the 9th house of his nativity which en-essay represents the higher mind or supramental. Therefore, it gives only the partial pictures of the hidden spirituality of the man. Higher mind at the initial stage creates many doubts and obstruction in the smooth progression of spiritualism in man. This is so because the mental body exists on the boundary of the material and ethereal existence of the man and; therefore, chances of fall by default is great in actuation of this body. The 9th house is the house of suspicion and subtle illusions that tend to appear in the patina of reality. The mind element involved with the 9th house is very subtle and subtler anything becomes, chances of suspicion and uncertainty increase. There is a very thin line of demarcation between the subject and the object in the subtle realms. It is often advised to the aspirants to do the recitation of Mantra mentally without taking the help of the tongue because so long it tends to draw sustenance from the elements of speech the vibrations of 9th house would continue to work as an obstacle. Recitation of Mantra brings about valuable change in the inner configuration of the aspirant because its vibrations tend to harmonize the internal turbulence by removing or dissolving the cruder integuments of our previous sinful acts. But it has got to be done with total devotion and dedication with a great sense of gratitude towards 417 the all mighty. Only then the potent seeds

capable of countering ordained virulent effects would germinate to take the form of huge tree of Divine grace and can whisper with these eddy currents in the high clouds of ether. It fills the heart with an all encompassing love that embrace and absorb everything including the vibrations of previous ugly deeds carrying the seeds of corresponding harmful effects in the current life. In the molten fire of eternal love, the seeds of those harmful effects are roasted. The vibrations generated in the body due to recitation of Mantra provides sturdity on psychological plane that also prevents the things on physical plane and obliterates the materialisation of bad effects. As an effect of vibrations of Mantra, a new being is borne inside the native who is capable of moving easily to the outside and into the inside. This is possible only when the barriers of ahamkar melts away. However, the recitation of Mantra without devotion and dedication can be nothing more than mental entertainment and would produce no useful result. The axis passing through the 9th and 3rd house is of paramount importance for the study of the spiritual potency of the native; for, they represent the axis of Bhagya (destiny) and parakrama (prowess). The Sthula ahamkar (gross conceit) is represented by the 3rd house because its vibrations work to arrogate the self. Stronger and more afflicted is the 3rd house, more densely dormant would be the mental body of the native. The seed of mental body in such a person is lying almost on an arid ground with very little chance of fertilisation. The impulses of this house strive to break the concentration, waver the faith and hamper the spiritual progression. It is the biggest obstruction in activation of the mental body and may be in consideration of this reason Parasara has considered 3rd house as an evil house. The destructive intensity of the 3rd house emanate from the active impulses of the 6th house. Proper practice of Mantra with devotion makes the man sober, sincere and kind. Its vibrations work effectively to annihilate the virulent impulses and prepares such a ground in the ethereal realms that lemon is automatically processed to become lemonade. Karmic Law, though it functions to a great extent automatically, is also guided by a universal intelligence and love and can be intelligently manipulated and diverted with the force of meditating mind coupled with the pulsations of Mantra. When the aspirant turns inward to search and concentrate on his own soul, which is the representative of Supreme Soul, Mantra begins to work, because the walls of ahamkar is collapsed. Since we are ourselves the author of previous actions and its corresponding effects, we can also divert and devastate them with appropriate energy and vibration generated by Mantra. One must not forget that there is a supreme consciousness which receives our gratitude and responds to it. Recitation of Mantra in deep devotion is the expression of same gratitude for giving us a birth to work out the previous misdeeds in spiritual manner. Sadhaka use the Mantra to give oxygen to his own inner divine flames or Brahma jwala, also called Nava-Durga to roast the impulses of his own previous sinful acts. It is difficult but not impossible. Mantra is an attribute of the 5th house which contains the subtle vibrations of the 3rd house and; as such, represents Sukshama ahamkar or the subtle arrogation of the self. Mantra is also the wealth of the 4th house or the mental body. But the 4th house stands sandwiched between the two houses of the self arrogation gross as well as subtle. The mental body which is very delicate easily acquires the impressions of these obliterating forces as a result of which Kalapana (imagination) takes to wings. The thoughts begin to fly faster in various imaginary forms that is imperilous for meditation. So, the 5th house is also called the house of speculations. As the Mantra starts working, the aspirant gradually tend to zoom into the land of speculations and he accepts many imagined things as the real experience (anubhuti) and gets distracted from his original course. This is the danger of the 5th house and Mantra fails to yield its desired results. To get the results, the aspirant shall have to have an infrangible determination and unwavering faith in the power of Mantra under the tutorship of some great master. 418

The mental body does not develop easily owing to the annihilating impacts of the forces of self-arrogation. Because of its extremely soft composition, the mental body gets readily affected by the substance of intoxication and anaesthesia etc. May be due to this reason few aspirants adopted the use of liquor and other herbs and orgies of intoxication, as they felt that it would easily effectuate the impulses of the mental body and perfection (siddhi) would dawn to them earlier. These things, no doubt, can be helpful provided they are used in prescribed manner under the supervision of some adept. Otherwise, they would render the physical body weak and enfeeble the active mind. The pulsation of the 9th house in the beginning objurgates all the efforts to activate the mental body because it is 6th to the 4th house. The obtrusive forces of the 9th house becomes coaxial with the power generated by the recitation of Mantra; for, it is also imbued with the vibrations of the 5th house. Because of this reason, the man feels quite uneasy and restless when he starts the recitation of Mantra but gradually and with intensified practices he feels inexpressible joys when the vibrations of 9th house begin to work in tandem with the 5th house. This happens when the aspirant starts moving away from the world of materiality and gets absorbed deeper and deeper in spirituality with single objective of getting the grace of the deity represented by the Mantra. Recitation of Mantra is a means to invoke the great cosmic process (yajna) and hence is great in application. The chemistry of its working process can merely be experienced and never explained in words. Mantra facilitates the arousal of cosmic flames on physicho-somatic level. These flames already subsist in the body and keeps it warm to sustain the life. During recitation, aspirant starts Yajna inside his own being at the very base and centre of all feelings and realisations. All the deceitful proclivities and tendencies are offered as oblation in the same cosmic flames (Brahma jwala). The viceful inclinations inculcate in the man owing to the sinful acts of previous birth and works as a platform for manifestation of the corresponding virulent effects. Once these inclinations and proclivities are consigned to the cosmic flames of the Atma-yajna, the forces behind their germination are also burnt. Thus, the impulses of the virulent previous deeds can be destroyed in the cosmic flames with the help of Mantra. But for this, the body of the aspirant must be as much sanctified as a temple is ideally deemed to be. It explains how difficult is it to confound the vibrations of previous deeds. The mother of all Mantra is pranava (AUM) signified by the 2nd house which is also the playground to the forces emanating through the 5th house. The seat of the 5th house lies in 8th house that indicates that the Mantra would start getting effective when the reciter of Mantra reaches a death like state in his deep concentration. In that condition, all the mystic powers gets transfused with the vibrations of the 2nd house and the aspirant forgets everything including his rosary and Mantra. Everything is left behind in that state of great concentration because the active mind (Lagna) tend to dissolve itself with the power Mantra. Similarly the generation point of the higher mind resets in the 12th house, where the vibrations of the mental body (4th house) tend to fructify in full blast. So long Samadhi has not occurred 9th house plays through the energy of 6th house but once that quietude in meditation during recitation of Mantra is achieved, the forces of the 4th and 9th houses merge together in the 12th belt of Zodiac, also known as the house of emancipation. No desire of enjoyment is then left and aspirant becomes free from the atrocious impacts of ragging wishes. As the 12th house and 2nd house become operative during meditation, the Ajna chakra comes into play. Here again we find that the lordship of this centre has been given to planet Moon. Advanced Sadhakas become Kutashtha at this state. 419

The 12th house is the fate of all that is done through the mental body and the 2nd house stands for the net gains of the efforts of mental body. This is the astrological explanation of the general chemistry as to how the Mantra becomes effective with the transfusion of energy of various auspicious centres of the horoscope and yields the desired results. But how it works to mitigate or nullify the virulent effects of the previous karma? Each action has to meet its nemesis else the law of causation shall be disturbed. However, it is also true that the great masters could attain their impeccable heights after roasting the karmic seeds in the fire of devoted meditations, which points out that there is some impervious physics in spirituality for countering and destroying the momentum of Karmic energy signatures of the previous births and that is concerned to all the sooth seekers in the field of astrology. When the recitation of Mantra in the deep concentration on deity is centred around the forces of the 2nd house, the Mantra gets mingled with the breath of the aspirant and its recitation is automatically tuned to the exhaling and inhaling process. This happens when the turbulence of breath is normalised and the disciplined Median Breath represented by 2nd house becomes direct and lively. It is essential to reach to this stage during the recitation of Mantra so that the obstacles produced by the currents of 9th house can be overcome because only this breath has the power to tranquil the mind and integrate the psyche in its original essence. Median breath is nothing but the controlled and stream lined flow of air in the body without any haughty and sweltering exercise of impoverished external power. The strength and power of Moon at this stage is of immense help as it helps conquer the terrible disturbing forces of the nodes and no distraction can recur once the determined Sadhaka moves forward whole-heartedly to welcome the virulent vibrations from other planets. This is the process of reversal as the energy of cosmic Moon starts devouring all the troublesome pulsations including those that come through the nodes. This is a greater moment when the mental body starts expanding and pervading the saptabhuwam created by the seven breaths for taking on all the frontal assaults of the hostile vibrations from various malefic planets. Divine flame (Brahma jwala) of the body is enkindled vigorously and Nava-Durga starts consuming the Karmic ruts in full blast. Here occurs the inevitable confrontation of the Hanuman (aspirant) with the ever expanding and devouring worldly propositions (Surasa). To emerge victorious Hanuman has got to symbolically yield before Surasa so that the gravity of the cosmic impediments can remain intact and the sadhaka would proceed towards his destination without waging any war with the cosmic forces. Yogis describe it as the beginning of death in meditation because the favourable and benevolent forces of spiritualism engendered by Mantra or the Mantra Shakti opens its jaws to swallow the virulent forces of the ill-disposed planetary configuration. The stage for nemesis of negative karmic energy signatures is erected to destroy them in the ethereal realms without letting their effects manifest on physical plane. The forces of the negative or virulent currents are weakened, confused and made directionless under the impact of growing powers of the mental body riding the waves of Mantra-Shakti. The vibrations of the 8th house are the products of mental body whose own regenerative powers are seated in the 7th house. Hence a stir in the mental body caused by continued recitation of Mantra or the vibrations of Mantra work positively to awaken the Kundalini without application of any extra force in normal and spontaneous manner. In the natural zodiac these two houses are identical with Scorpio and Libra signs respectively. It may please be noted with interest that the Moon is depressed in the Scorpio and Saturn is exalted in Libra signs. As the mind is tranquilled along with recitation of Mantra the dormant Kundalini powers become active and the anchorite of heavens (Saturn) steps in to do justice to the vibrations of sinful previous deeds through mechanism of nemesis. The dark demoniac forces 420 of the karmic ruts are sacrificed in the fire of

Mantra-Shakti. This sacrifice is the offering of old sinful acts at the feet of the all powerful Cosmic Man (Kala Purusha) with complete surrender and unshakable devotion. The process is not so simple because it demands a faithful determination and prodigious pledge to the all mighty that no sin shall be committed in future mansa vacha karmana-either mentally or orally or through any actions. The expanded mental body proceeds from the expanded consciousness and develops a supernal psyche which is comprehensive, composite and complete in several respects. It warns the man to refrain from indulgence in unholy and inglorious pursuits and suggests to turn upon a new leaf with firm resolves to live afresh with righteous and virtuous means of survival. The sensitivity of the mental body becomes the strength of renewed and refurbished psyche and the change in approach and attitude of the man becomes conspicuous in all deliberations.. Their actions and thoughts are laden with the ethical impulses of human instincts and they become absorbed in unifying themselves with the eternal soul. Mantra recitation prepares the stage for sacrificing the animal instincts to the Lord so that the subdued angelic powers can be regained at the higher level of meditation. Mantra works through power of propitious desires and rides on the vehicle of thought that moves faster than light. Mind is fastest having a velocity of 400 trillions miles per second. The velocity of light is 1,81,000 miles per second; whereas the thought moves with a speed of 1.2 billion miles per second. This speed is augmented further upto 1.5 to 2.5 times at the quietude of night which enhances the importance of Moon in meditation as its rays are found sedately supportive to the flight of concentrated thought. Once the aspirant enters into the samadhi with an absolutely tranquillised or dissolved mind, the speed of thought matches the speed of mind. Only with such a high speed it is possible for the Mantra Shakti to locate and annihilate the unfathomably distant centres of previous sinful acts in the limitless universe. So long the centre of the previous sinful acts in the illimitable heaven is not destroyed it would continue to despatch the impulses for effectuation of the corresponding effects. In the horoscope, present, past and future are denoted by 1st, 9th and 5th house respectively. The Karmas of the past birth remain normally buried in the 6th belt (house) of the Zodiac and the fructification of the bad effects can be prevented by Mantra Shakti which is an attribute of the 5th house. Being 12th from the 6th house it indicates the potencies that can be destructive and detrimental for the 6th house. However, the problems associated in the process are not simple but too large as has been adumbrated in the foregoing paras; for, the Mantra Shakti operates in a composite way from various centres of the horoscope. And in that elevated state the vibrations of the 6th house also become congruous by providing necessary feed to the Mantra Shakti. Man under the impact of Maya lives with a permanently fractured psyche filled with the flotsam of previous sinful deeds that tend to create a tendency conducive to materialisation of its own commensurate effects. These tendencies permeate through the psychical composition of the man and strive to live there with the potency of death so that the manifestation of the results of each bad karma may produce death like pains and traumas. The 6th house is the gain of the 8th house which shows that the dead action of the past try to come back to life with lust for punishing the embodied ego through manifestation of the corresponding effects. But when the mental body is actuated through the Mantra Shakti it tends to reverse the process and uses the energy of the 6th house as its own prowess. This helps in clearing the psyche from the flotsam of previous sinful actions and starts its integration for further upward progression. The thief becomes the police to help prevent the crime and man moves on the righteous path. With the effectuation of mental body and simultaneous expansion of the consciousness, the sleeping energy of Kundalini becomes active because all the chakras and the Kundalini are located in 421

the mental body itself. All these jointly work to augment the strength of body aura and make it ponderously enlarged and fantabulously vibrant. This tremendously vibrant body aura serves as a launch pad for the flight of Mantra Shakti on the vehicle of concentrated thoughts in the cosmic infinitude. The man stands in fact thoughtless in that state but as the mental body is soft and remains directed to the mental realms, thought do exist in the form of strong urge to get the blessings of the Lord for getting rid of the virulent effects of the planet. Mantra Shakti starts propagating in all the directions in the space with tremendous speed and also starts converging in the direction where the centres of previous karmic actions are located. Because of the identical vibration of the mental body and the previous actions, it does not encounter much difficulties in identifying and tracing those centres. Once it is done, the Mantra Shakti attacks in full force to annihilate those centres so that the source of supply of virulent vibrations to the gross body at physical plane is permanently cut off. Stronger are these centres more efforts are required by the aspirant to condense and guide the Mantra Shakti for destruction of those centres. So, unlike the gem stones, Mantra Shakti can effectively destroy the total momentum of the virulent karmic energy signatures. However, the process is difficult, cumbersome, tough and arduous. Karmic energy centres situated in far off corners of the cosmos constantly correspond with embodied soul and incessantly inform for the opportune moments of fructification of the commensurate effects. Once the external source of power supply is rent asunder, their impression subsisting as flotsam in the psyche become energyless but remain there. The energy of the Kundalini starts picking them up for final nemesis into different chakras located at the mental body. Mantra Shakti then starts effectuating and guiding the vast energy of the Kundalini, because it is not certain that Kundalini has really awakened in full, though its energy has started flowing in the mental body. Chakras are actually the death centres or the nemesis of the virulent karmas. The significance of recitation of Mantra lies in the fact that helps start the Atma Yajna. A new window is opened somewhere very deep within the Sadhaka and his whole being is jolted by new zeal and unfamiliar pulsations. A hunger is created to perpetuate on the Atma-yajna by offering everything into the Brahma-jwala (cosmic flames). It is important for the Sadhaka to feel those fires clearly and visualise the offerings with ample clarity from within. The secrets of creation from the destructed existence is hidden therein. The impulses of previous sinful acts burn there to appear as new radiance of further growth on the divine path. The process has to be continued to avail the optimum results. After continued recitation of Mantra for a prolonged period, its vibrations form a globe of Mantra Shakti around the man pervading his karmic globes. Mantra Shakti enters the individual's Karmic globe with prana, penetrates the Kundalini and comes out from there with Apan. Prana and Apan never mingles together because that would cause instant death of the aspirant. This is the biggest danger at this stage and guidance of an adept is; therefore, mandatory. Apan is called the breath of death and the divinity has configured the human system in strange ways that the death contributes to the breath of life. That is why in orthodox astrology we find that the houses controlling breath (2nd) and death (8th) are placed opposite to each other. But when the death of the death occurs (in 3rd house) or when the man becomes freed from the fear of death, death starts contributing to the stream of life because the 3rd house is also 2nd from the 2nd house. No texts of Tantra and Yoga suggests to mix the prana with the Apana, because the drinking water cannot be mixed with the sea water for consumption. The house of Mantra that is the 5th house is also reckoned 3rd from the 3rd house which implies that Mantra Shakti is the lone force for controlling the flow of prana and apan through the distichous channels of human globe. They are governed by the nada of immortality. The flotsam of the Karmic ruts are picked up by the apan and pushed into the different chakras for nemesis. The chakras chew and burn the karmic ruts as a result of which the man is saved from their virulent effects, since they never manifest on physical plane. this is the chemistry of Mantra working on the psycho-somatic plateau. 422

Ordinary mortals give up the recitation of Mantra once the desired objective is met or the expected period of occurrence of the virulent effects appertained to any functionally malefic planet is over. But the masters continue rigorously to awaken the Kundalini fully and work with the apan to burn the entire karmic ruts, good or bad, to become free from the bondage of karma. They consciously guide the apan to different chakras in a systematic way till it reaches sahasrara piercing through the Ajan Chakra. The Tantra texts describe it as the meeting of Shakti with Shiva. The continuous cyclic flow of apan from Muladhara to Sahasrar cause incessant vibration of Kundalini and gives an exhilarating pleasure (ananda) of considerable variety which the sages describe as brahmananda.

(*Excerpts from authors forthcoming book titled "The Lost Horizon of Astrology")


Mandook Dasa By U. K. Jha, India. Readership Level: Very Advanced

1.0 Preamble There are various types of Dasa systems discussed in the standard classical texts of astrology. Few Dasa systems as has been elaborated elsewhere by the scribe have been found in vogue but are not found in the standard texts. Mandook Dasa has been dealt in BPHS but it is decidedly a Jaimini Dasa (Chapter 2, Quarter-IV, Sutra no.15). Although Jaimini Upadesh Sutra provides most fascinating ground of study for intelligent astrologers, it has its own drawbacks. While on one hand this text contains marvellous techniques of prediction on the other hand its contents are replete with bundle of confusing descriptions. Commentators of Samskrit learning have consumed most of their talent in tearing apart the words than taking a dip into the real spirit of these sutras. Many sutras seem to be grossly misplaced; whereas, many words used in these sutras have multifarious interpretations. Its antiquity has posed an intractable trouble even to the ancient commentators. No one knows what was the actual form of this text, and some of its sutras remained a riddle for astrologers of all the ages. The sutra appertained to Mandook Dasa is no exception to the same. In the opinion of one commentator this is Niryan Shoola Dasa which is also called Mandook Dasa as the operating signs in this Dasa jumps and he has taken the jump

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of two houses (signs) instead of one. Since the sutras of Jaimini are extremely brief and devoid of any hint or further details commentators have gone their own way to explain the things. For example, Mandook Dasa is generally being prepared as per the suggestions made in other Karikas (commentaries). However; the problem is that the motion of Mandook as stated in BPHS while dealing with Kalachakra Dasa is not being followed in the suggestions made by various ancient or modern authorities. Utplutya Gamanam Vijna Mandookam Prachkshate - Movement of sign by jumping over another sign is known as Mandook Gati (motion) and it is explained there with example also. For instance; movement from Virgo to Cancer or from Leo to Gemini is Mandook motion. Unfortunately, the modern savants have also failed to take note of this starkly clear discrepancy. Is it; therefore, not extremely essential to first fix the sequence of operating Dasa signs strictly as per the Mandook Gati (motion) before doing anything else in working out this Dasa system?

2.0 View of BPHS Let us see what BPHS says in respect of Mandook Dasa. Mandookaparparyaya Trikootakhyadasa Dwija Lagnasaptamyormadhye Yo Rasirbalvaan Bhavet Tatah Kramenajaurashyau Sameneya Tathotkramat Trikootanam Cha Vijneyah Sthirachcha Dasa Samah. One may note here the word Trikoot has been used verbatim in reference to Jaimini Sutra (without any synonymous word or explanation) and the Dasa is said to be akin to Sthira Dasa. None knows this similarity with Sthira Dasa is upto what extent and in what fashion. It is certainly not the same or exactly; for, the commencement of Dasa has been suggested here in different way; whereas, Jaimini is silent in this respect; so far the duration of Dasa is concerned. Hence; the exact connotation of the term Trikoot needs to be explored rationally. What does the term Trikoot imply in this context has not been elaborated and all that we find in different commentaries are the works of the commentators borrowed from elsewhere. None knows where the meaning of Trikoota as Kendra, Panphar and Apoklim came from. Trikoot implying three (peaks) have been implied here in terms of Kendra, Panphar and Apoklim houses or moveable (chara), fixed (shtira) and mutable (dwiswabhava) signs. But why? We have no specious reason for drawing such conclusions except for few samskrit shlokas that does not stand the logical analysis. Further, why the Dasa should start with the sign stronger between Lagna and 7th house? Jaimini does not make any such suggestion. It only says that this Dasa would always start with some odd sign (Sthulaadarsha Vaishyashrio). How to use the Adrash sign in this respect is not clear if the Dasa would commence with the stronger between the signs identical with Lagna and the 7th house. Modern scholars have again failed to take note of this suggestion. Obviously, BPHS does not go by the injunctions of the Jaimini sutra. Can't we say that Parasara Karika (BPHS) is wrought with some missing link here? None of the scholars have given a thought as to why the course of movement of sign that signifies it as Mandook Dasa should change in this case? This includes even those scholars 2


who claim vociferously to have done great and extensive research in Jaimini Dasa systems. Same authority (BPHS) can not be expected to change the definition of Mandook motion. More important; therefore, is to maintain the motion of the frog (Mandook) first in operation of Dasa sequence than to hunt for the term Trikoot and land on some erroneous platform to proceed further with.

3.0 Motion Of Mandook (Frog) The confusion seems to be emanating from the wrong interpretation of the term Trikoot used in sutra no. 15 chapter II quarter IV of Jaimini Upadesha Sutra which has been used verbatim in BPHS and other Karikas. The argument generally given is that Trikoot signifies three types of signs viz moveable, fixed and dual or Kendra, Panphar and Apoklim. This logic however does not seem to be very sound; albeit, all the ancient and modern scholars have subscribed to this view. But it is this explanation that changes the motion of Mandook and creates a difference with the definition given in case of Kalachakra Dasa. Scholars seem to be so much seized by this definition of Trikoot that some prefer the angular jump while others go by the trinal jump of the signs in an attempt of deciding the order of succession in Dasa pattern. And this twists the Mandook motion for jump of the signs. Since the Dasa is named as Mandook Dasa it ought to follow the Mandook motion (Gati) as given by BPHS and in that case neither the angular nor the trinal jump of signs i.e. a jump of two or three signs can be accepted because it completely offsets the Dasa from its suggested root (name). As such, the term Trikoot has got to be viewed in a different way setting aside the suggestions made by ancient authorities. Can the word Trikoot meaning three not signify the structure made in space while jumping in tri-ekadasa format that is from Gemini to Leo or to Aries in forward or backward direction? After all, the jump of only one house/sign is permitted as per definition of Mandook Gati (motion). If this motion is accepted then movement of frog (Mandook) becomes identical with Kalachakra Dasa as given in BPHS. It is quite surprising as to why scholars have not followed this simple track and tried to create a difference in definition of Mandook Gati perforce? Once the motion of Mandook is fixed independently as per the given definition, attention to find out the implication of the term Trikoot would automatically get focussed to the right connotation.

4.0 Noticeable Flaw In Dasa and the Term Trikoot There is a major flaw in application of prevalent suggestion of Dasa (Mandook) periods. In this case all the three types of signs operate one after the other and have same duration for four consecutive main periods and then it is changed to other Dasa duration. For example, if in a chart Dasa commences with a moveable sign then first four Dasa of moveable sign shall have a period of 7 years each i.e. 28 years in total. It would then be followed by four Dasa of fixed signs having a period of 8 years for each sign i.e. total 32 years. Lastly it would be of 36 years for four dual signs each having a period of 9 years. This is queer and does not seem to be rational. So, the suggestions made by the ancient authorities in this respect needs to be reexamined. Few savants who have obviously noticed this discrepancy have opted to pick up the trinal motion in which case the Dasa periods of moveable, fixed and mutable signs would alternate 3


themselves in sequential manner. But this has given a jump of three houses/signs which again does not befit the definition of Mandook Gati. Here again the wrong definition of the term Trikoot can be found at the bottom of the discrepancy. Since the available definition of the term Trikoot is offsetting the Mandook Gati of the Dasa sequence this definition has got to be dropped and mind has to applied afresh to investigate the correct connotation of the term Trikoot. The scribe has pondered over the suggestions made by the ancient authorities in depth and tried the various possibilities in this respect on several charts. Since the flaw appears to be engrained in the suggestion, the solution must be somewhere around the same. The situation that leads us to wrong path also conceals the hints for proceeding in right direction. The suggestion about its some link with Sthira Dasa can not be completely ignored. The term Trikoot also gives hint towards the three peaks. In scriptures we find the term Trikoot Parvat (mountain or hill having three peaks) Thus, it can be easily presumed that the Mandook Dasa of Jaimini can have three peaks. The concept of Kendra, Panphar and Apoklim or Chara, Sthira and Dwiswabhava has also been taken to reach to the same point but have given different motion to the Mandook on account of its wrong application. Every Dasa system (except for those where operating period is computed in terms of the lord from the sign) has a fixed period of duration. But Mandook Dasa does not have one fixed period of duration. Rather it has three fixed periods (Trikoot) of duration and that needs to be calculated on the basis of Dasa duration given in Sthira Dasa for moveable, fixed and mutable signs. Its similarity with Sthira Dasa is to that extent only. After picking up the idea from this term (Trikoot) it has been found that this Dasa system can have three fixed durations depending upon the nature of sign with which the Dasa commence. 他 If it starts with a moveable sign the total Dasa duration would be 84 years and each sign shall have a period of 7 years. 他 If it begins with a fixed sign the total Dasa duration shall be of 96 years wherein each sign shall operate for a period of 8 years. 他 In case the Dasa commence with a dual sign the total duration shall be 108 years and each sign shall have a period of 9 years. These three different Dasa durations form the three peaks (Trikoot) of this Dasa system. May be because of these three different Dasa durations term Trikoota has been used in the sutra (Mandookastrikutah)- Mandook Dasa of three different durations. Else what can be the use of the term Trikoot after establishing the Dasa sequence as per standard definition of Mandook Gati. One may say that three peaks are there in the prevalent system also. For example, in the above case, there are three peaks of 28 years, 32 years and 36 years. But they are fused to give a constant Dasa duration of 96 years always; whereas, they must be clearly explicit to give three Dasa durations for the moveable, fixed and the dual signs with which the Dasa begins. That is what has been shown above to give three explicit Dasa durations to justify the term Trikoot more pronouncedly.

6.0 Commencement of Dasa The sutra given in Jaimini Upadesha Sutra for Mandook Dasa is as under 4


Sthuladarshavaishmyashryo Mandookastrikutah (2/IV/15) The scholars and commentaries (Karikas) including BPHS and Vridhkarika etc have invariably suggested to take the stronger sign between the Lagna and the 7th house (sign) for commencement of Dasa. Jaimini as usual is silent. But the term Vaishmyashriyo (VishamAashrio) has been explicitly used which implies that this Dasa would always start with an odd sign because it is completely dependent upon (Ashrit) the odd signs to begin with. One must not forget that this falls in the category of Navamsha Dasa type (Vishame Tadadirnavamshah - Chapter 2, Quarter - III, Sutra no.1) and should not be clubbed with other Dasa types. If the Lagna is an even sign the 7th house would also have an even sign. So the Dasa would start with an even sign only in that case should one follows the prevalent suggestions. This again indicates that the age old suggestion of different Karikas is fraught with some gargantuan error as it violates the condition that this Dasa should always be commencing with an odd sign. There must not be any confusion in this respect. The term Adarsh used in this sutra is conveniently ignored by all the scholars or it has been taken as 7th sign or Abhimukha which is certainly erroneous. The term Adarsh has been used by the author in the beginning of the 3rd quarter of second chapter of this text also (sutra no.2) i.e. Navamsha Dasa which has got to start always with an odd sign (Vishame --). Adarsh is not Abhimukha sign. If we follow this suggestion i.e. of Adarsh, the Dasa shall always start with an odd sign. For example, if Lagna is an even sign; say Cancer, the Dasa would start from the Adarsh sign that is Aquarius. There is no question of the Dasa starting from the stronger between the Lagna and the 7th house (sign). This obscure advice has been made even in Vridhakarika and has been followed almost by all the fellow astrologers. But why and how such suggestions should be there if the Dasa has to always begin with an odd sign. If the Lagna is an odd sign the Dasa would commence with the same sign and in case Lagna has an even sign it would begin with its Adarsh sign which is again always odd. So in Mandook Dasa this concept of stronger between Lagna and 7th sign does not apply. In many other Dasa of the Jaimini such technique of stronger between the Lagna and 7th house are used but here it is strictly governed by the concept of Adarsh and Odd sign. Any deviation from this basic concept would give rise to some other type of Dasa system is the humble opinion of this scribe.

7.0 Dasa Duration Further the duration of various signs in this Dasa system has been made unnecessarily debatable. Ancient authorities have suggested 7, 8 and 9 years respectively for moveable, fixed and dual signs. BPHS tells it (Mandook Dasa) is akin to Sthira Dasa - Sthirachcha Dasa Sama. It is hard to say how this concept of Sthira Dasa has been fused here with the Mandook Dasa. If something is similar to some other thing that does not mean they are one and the same thing. Hence the word sama has to read in that background. The similarity can be only upto the point of fixing the Dasa duration for moveable, fixed and common signs. The term Trikoot; therefore, can easily be taken as a pointer for picking up three Dasa durations (Trikoot) in the case of Mandook Dasa. The total Dasa period as per prevalent practice works out to be 96 years. This has not been accepted by the scribe. A modern savant has preferred to dispense with these suggestions and gone for his own innovative ideas for working out the Dasa period of different signs 5


which is an altered version of the technique applied in the Chara Dasa system. How far that is valid is for the research minded students to verify but that has certainly uprooted the Mandook Dasa from its very foundation. Had this been the case many would have tried the same in past as well because going for a self devised technique is not too difficult a job.

8.0 Flaw in Sequence of Prevalent Dasa Pattern Let us now think over the sequence of operation for Dasa of different signs. In the prevalent system continuity in sequence of operation is evidently amiss. For example if the Dasa starts with Aries for Aries Lagna chart, sequence of Dasa would be Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. Since the Dasa starts with Aries, it must end on Pisces for maintaining the cyclic order of signs. In the above case end is correct. But after Capricorn it shifts to Taurus and after Aquarius it goes to Gemini which breaks the cyclic pattern. Since the first phase of Dasa for moveable signs ends here on Capricorn, it must move to Aquarius or Sagittarius depending upon forward or backward movement to maintain the continuity. Similar discrepancy can be observed after the end of second phase that is for the fixed signs. Here it ought to move to Pisces or Capricorn for maintaining the continuity. If that is done then the Dasa would not finally end on Pisces. Any break in normal sequence is often described as a particular motion or condition. This is not the case here. Scholars have not taken this discrepancy into account. Here is hidden another secret to have the correct order of succession for maintaining the cyclic continuity. Because of all such flaws this Dasa have been shrouded with foggy confusions and each savant has either committed the eternal error or gone by his own ways. Whether that can be described as a research is for the learned readers to decide. Second mistake committed by the ancient authorities is strict adherence to any particular type of Chakra (cycle) while working out the order of Dasa signs. Lets us not forget that Prakriti and Vikriti Chakra are not only independent but also complimentary for each other. As the Prana and Apan are independent but works in complimentary manner to support the life system so does these two chakras work to give a sustained life force to many Dasa system. This would be more clear while elaborating the sequence of signs in Dasa pattern.

9.0 What is Mandook Dasa? Mandook Dasa is a sign Dasa where the sequence of operating Dasa signs are maintained in alternate manner by jumping one sign in direct or reverse order depending upon the odd or even nature of Lagna. This Dasa would always start with an odd sign and can have any of the three Dasa durations (Total) of 84 yrs, 96 years or 108 yrs depending upon the nature of sign with which the Dasa commence. For the charts with Lagna of odd sign it would start with the same sign but for the charts of even Lagna Dasa would begin with the Adarsh sign of the Lagna. Except for luminaries and Saturn Adarsh sign is the second sign of the same lord. It is always an odd sign as is clear from the table given below. Sn 1 2 3 4

Lagna Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer

Adarsh Sign Scorpio Libra Virgo Aquarius 6


Starting Dasa Aries Libra Gemini Aquarius

5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius Capricorn Aquarius Pisces

Capricorn Gemini Taurus Aries Pisces Leo Cancer Sagittarius

Leo Gemini Libra Aries Sagittarius Leo Aquarius Sagittarius

Many savants take the term Adarsh as 4 according to pneumonic (Katpayadi) system and for even signs that again gives an odd sign because for each even sign in the zodiac its 4th sign is always an odd sign. Adarsh sign of a moveable sign is its 8th sign and for a fixed sign it is the 6th sign reckoned from there. The counting here is made in zodiacal order. For the common sign the Adarsh sign is the 4th sign from there but the reckoning is direct for odd common sign and reverse for even dual sign.

10.0 Total Dasa Period If the Dasa starts with a moveable sign each sign shall have a Dasa period of 7 years and the total Dasa duration would be 84 years. For a Dasa commencing with a fixed sign the total Dasa period will be 96 years with each sign having duration of 8 years. In case of common sign the duration of each sign shall be 9 years which gives a total Dasa period of 108 years. Thus, the Dasa for Aries, Scorpio, Taurus and Libra Lagna, the total Dasa period will be 84 years. For Cancer, Leo, Capricorn and Aquarius Lagna the total Dasa period is 96 years and it is 108 years for Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces birth charts.

11.0 Correct Sequence of Dasa Signs It may please be noted at the outset that the Dasa Sequence of Mandook Dasa is little complicated and requires sufficient care while working for the same. The correct sequence of Dasa must follow the cyclic continuity regardless of its running in direct or reverse order. If the Lagna is odd the Dasa would start with the same sign and it would first proceed in direct order and then reverse while switching over. When the Lagna is an even sign, the Dasa would begin with its Adarsh sign but proceed in reverse way and the course would again change to direct while switching over. The reversal in motion takes place after the end of 6th Dasa. The Dasa, where the direction changes (or the 7th Dasa), is normally quite critical for giving unexpected effects. For example, if the Dasa starts with Leo it must end on Cancer. Since the Lagna (Leo) is an odd sign it would first run direct and then become reverse while switching over to the set of even signs. So it would run as Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Aries, Gemini, Taurus, Pisces, Capricorn, Scorpio, Virgo and Cancer. In case this reverse trend is not applied the Dasa would end on Pisces (Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces) which would break the order of cyclic continuity. If the Lagna is an even sign (Capricorn), the Dasa would still start with Leo but in reverse way and the order would again change while switching over from odd to even set of signs. However; it would end on Cancer to maintain the cyclic continuity. Its order of succession 7


will be Leo, Gemini, Aries, Aquarius, Sagittarius, Libra, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces, Taurus and Cancer. This is applicable every where in all the Dasa signs. It can be understood in simple way. When it begins with an odd sign the running would be direct till the odd signs continue. The moment it switches over to the even sign in cyclic order it would automatically become reverse. Thus, the cyclic continuity is maintained without any effort. For simplicity of the readers a table of Dasa sequence starting from different odd signs for various Lagna is given below Table of Sequence for Main Dasa Periods Sn Lagna 1 Aries 2






















Sequence Of Dasa Operation Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Capricorn, Scorpio, Virgo, Cancer, Taurus, Pisces Libra, Leo, Gemini, Aries, Aquarius, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces, Taurus, Cancer, Virgo. Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Aries, Pisces, Capricorn, Scorpio, Virgo, Cancer, Taurus Aquarius, Sagittarius, Libra, Leo, Gemini, Aries, Pisces, Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn. Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Aries, Gemini, Taurus, Pisces, Capricorn, Scorpio, Virgo, Cancer. Gemini, Aries, Aquarius, Sagittarius, Libra, Leo, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces, Taurus. Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Aries, Gemini, Leo, Cancer, Taurus, Pisces, Capricorn, Scorpio, Virgo. Aries, Aquarius, Sagittarius, Libra, Leo, Gemini, Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces. Sagittarius, Aquarius, Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Virgo, Cancer, Taurus, Pisces, Capricorn, Scorpio. Leo, Gemini, Aries, Aquarius, Sagittarius, Libra, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces, Taurus, Cancer Aquarius, Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Virgo, Cancer, Taurus, Pisces, Capricorn. Sagittarius, Libra, Leo, Gemini, Aries, Aquarius, Capricorn, Pisces, Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio.

Here the difference in sequence of operation for odd and even Lagna is to be noted carefully. For example, the Dasa for Aries and Scorpio Lagna begins with the sign Aries but follows different course of operation to end on Pisces. Students must not loose sight of this fact.

12.0 Sequence of Signs in Sub-Periods The order of succession in sub-period shall also follow the same trend as in the main Dasa period. The first Bhukti (sub-period) would be of the same sign and it would end up maintaining the order of cyclic continuity. This has to be done very carefully. Say; for example, if we have to see the sub-period of Gemini Dasa when Lagna is Aries, it would proceed as - Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Aries, Pisces, Capricorn, Scorpio, 8


Virgo, Cancer, Taurus. But the Sub-period of Gemini Dasa when Lagna is Taurus it would go like - Gemini, Aries, Aquarius, Sagittarius, Libra, Leo, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces, Taurus. Similarly if the sub-period of Cancer Dasa is to be worked for (say) Leo Lagna it can move as - Cancer, Taurus, Pisces, Capricorn, Scorpio, Virgo, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Aries, Gemini. But for an even Lagna (say) Scorpio it would proceed as Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces, Taurus, Aries, Aquarius, Sagittarius, Libra, Leo, Gemini. Thus, the same trend of movement as has been followed in the main period of odd or even Lagna is maintained to get the cyclic continuity. Students must take due care while working the sub-periods by keeping an eye on the pattern followed in Maha Dasa of any particular Lagna. The difference in sequence has to be noted and maintained diligently. We are not giving the speculum for Sub-periods because each Lagna needs a separate table for Bhukti of all the twelve signs.

13.0 Calculation of Balance of Dasa at Birth The balance period of Dasa operating at birth should always be calculated for any Dasa systems because the discarnate soul takes birth to reap the consequences of its own Karma of previous births. The mechanism of reincarnation is complex and may begin from any point of any previous birth whose actions have become most potent for enabling the rebirth and to fructify immediately after the birth heralding the beginning of events in new life. Birth is the first event to the series of events cosmically planned to materialise in the current birth. It would commence from the same point where it was left by the soul at the time of discarnation. If the Dasa balance at birth is taken as zero it would imply that there was no residual Karma left in the previous birth and that would negate the possibility of rebirth itself. This is a condition of emancipation. As such, balance of Dasa at birth is calculated to reach to the same point. Unfortunately, the modern savants fail to take note of this esoteric fact and proceed without computing the Dasa balance at birth. This is fundamentally an erroneous practice and; therefore, must be avoided always. Dasa balance at birth must be calculated for all the Dasa where Dasa period is already fixed. Mandook Dasa is also a Dasa with fixed Dasa periods. In the Mandook and many other Dasa system it is worked out as ratio of the longitude traversed by Lagna to the total degree of zodiac and the Dasa duration of the sign operating at birth. If the longitude of Lagna is M and the Dasa duration of the sign operating at birth is N; then the Dasa consumed (Dc) till the time of birth would be Dc = M/360 X N So, the balance of Dasa (Db) at birth would be Db = N - Dc This would be clear from the example cases discussed to demonstrate the efficacy of Mandook Dasa whose method is different than the prevalent approach. It is completely new and away from even those who claim to have done great research on this Dasa system. Before taking up the illustrative examples of actual charts to show the efficacy of Mandook Dasa System (MDS) in the light of above adumbrations I wish to submit here that the correct interpretation of the term Trikoot in terms of three fixed Dasa durations of MDS has been brought to print for the 9


first time. I do not intend to take credit for this as my original thought or research; which many of my contemporary scholars would have liked to have, because in all honesty I must confess that it was taught to me by my elders in the family. It must not have been theirs also in originality because they also might have learnt it from their Gurus. Unfortunately those masters did not come forward to check those authors who have twisted the Mandook Gati in their commentaries. Perhaps this was on account of the sobriety and austerity acquired through ardent practice of Tantra in true sense. Here; however, it is explained for all so that the lost glory of this science can be regained once again in the spirit and letter with which astrology was developed by the great seers. Chart 1: Indira Gandhi This is the chart of ex-prime minister of India Smt Indira Gandhi. Her birth data is as follows DOB: 19 Nov 1917 TOB: 23:11 Hrs Co-ordinates: 25N27 : 81E51 Lagna - 117d 03m

The sign rising at birth is Cancer. It is an even sign. Therefore; the Dasa would commence from its Adarsh sign. The Adarsh sign of Cancer is Aquarius (8th sign) which is a fixed sign. Hence total Dasa duration would be 96 years and each sign will operate for a period of 8 years. Since the Lagna is an even sign, the order of Dasa would run in reverse way. {Balance of Dasa; Db = N - Dc} Her Lagna is 117degree 03minutes. Hence, Dc = 117.05 / 360 X 8 = 2.60 = 2yr 7m 6d 10


Db = 5yr 4m 24d (Aquarius) Important Events She lost her mother on 28-06-1936 Her husband expired on 08-09-1960 Father departed on 27-05-1964 Was awarded Bharat Ratna on 26-01-1972 Most difficult political period from 18-11-1978 to 20-011979 Lost her son (Sanjay Gandhi) on 23-06-1980 Was assassinated on 31 10-1984 We would try to see the timing of these events in the light of Dasa and Bhukti operating in Mandook Dasa. The Maha Dasa sequence is as under 19 11 1917 24 04 0005 - Aquarius Dasa ----------------------13 04 1923 00 00 0008 - Sagittarius Dasa ---------------------13 04 1931 00 00 0008 - Libra Dasa ---------------------13 04 1939 00 00 0016 - Leo + Gemini Dasa ---------------------13 04 1955 00 00 0008 - Aries Dasa ---------------------13 04 1963 00 00 0008 - Pisces Dasa --------------------13 04 1971 00 00 0008 - Taurus Dasa ---------------------13 04 1979 00 00 0008 - Cancer Dasa ---------------------13 04 1987 The Libra Dasa started from 13 April 1931 and the mother breathed her last on 28th June 1936. Let us the operation of Bhukti in Libra Dasa 13 04 1931 00 00 0004 - Libra - Libra to Sagittarius ---------------------11


13 04 1935 00 08 0000 - Libra - Scorpio ---------------------13 12 1935 00 08 0000 - Libra - Capricorn ---------------------13 08 1936 The sign Libra is identical with 4th house and; therefore, represents mother in all respect. It is aspected by Mars and Jupiter. Its lord Venus is nailed on nodal axis. Further the Matri Pad falls in Aquarius, identical with 8th house, that does not augur well for longevity of the mother. The event occurred during the Bhukti of Capricorn, which being 4th from Libra, again represents mother by all means. It is occupied by Moon, the significator of mother and is aspected by Jupiter, Mars, Sun and Mercury. The combined aspect of Mercury, the 12th lord and Sun carries extremely virulent currents of separation. During Capricorn Bhukti under Libra Dasa too many factors pertinent with mother were simultaneously at work as a cumulative effect of which separation from mother materialised in the form of mother's death. Her husband expired on 8th September 1960. That time Aries Dasa was in operation. Aries Dasa was in operation from 13-04-1955. Let us see the Bhukti in Aries Dasa that took away the husband from life and world. 13 04 1955 00 00 0004 - Aries - Aries to Gemini (6-subperiods) --------------------13 04 1959 00 04 0001 - Aries - Taurus + Cancer --------------------13 08 1960 00 08 0000 Aries - Virgo ---------------------13 04 1961 In Virgo Bhukti under Aries Dasa she lost her husband. The sign Aries is also the Vyaya Pad; so, some loss of valuable nature was quite expected. It is also Dara Pad and; therefore, contains all the cosmic ingredients to represent husband. It is aspected by Mars, Sun and Mercury and the force of separation as stated above is once again actively at play here. The event occurred in Virgo Bhukti and the sign Virgo is aspected by lunar nodes and Venus. It is shadastaka (6/8) from Maha Dasa sign and energised the loss of husband. Her father expired on 27th May 1964. That time Pisces Dasa was in operation. The sign Pisces represents 9th house and; therefore, fully stood for father, his health, body etc. Pisces Dasa started from 13th April 1963. Let us see the sub-periods in Pisces Dasa 13 04 1963 00 08 0000 - Pisces - Pisces ---------------------13 12 1963 00 08 0000 - Pisces - Taurus 12


----------------------13 08 1964 It was during the Bhukti of Taurus under Pisces Dasa when death of the father occurred. Taurus being 3rd from the 9th house signified the end of life of the father. This Dasa bhukti was perhaps the most ideal period for departure of the father. The greatest national honour of Bharat Ratna was awarded to her on 26th January 1972. Taurus Dasa commenced from 13th April 1971. Taurus is the house of gains and is occupied by Jupiter. It is also identical with Mantra Pad denoting fortune. Such awards are often won by virtue of Purva punya. The 11 house has a distinct role in enhancement of prestige of the native because it is the Maya of the 10th house. Here the 11 pad (Labha Pad) falls in the Lagna (Cancer). Because of these close inter-linkage of vibrations associated with prestige she got the ward during Taurus Dasa. 13 04 1971 00 08 0000 - Taurus - Taurus ---------------------13 12 1971 00 08 0000 - Taurus - Cancer ---------------------13 08 1972 At that time Bhukti of Cancer was in operation. Cancer is birth ascendant is identical with Labh Pad. It is also aspected by Jupiter, Sun and Mercury. Cancer is also identical with Bhagya Pad. Such things do not happen in life without adequate support of luck. Hence Cancer Bhukti in Taurus Dasa was quite appropriate for receipt of this ward. Smt. Gandhi was also called the iron lady of India and commanded terrific respect among all the Parliamentarians of India. But she was treated worst when she was out of power. She was expelled from Lok Sabha, was arrested and taken to Tihar Jail of Delhi. These unfortunate events took place between 18-11-1978 to 20-01-1979. All this happened during the last phase of Taurus Dasa. This is because of its occupation by the 6th lord Jupiter which is also the dispositor of Rahu. The 6th house is not merely 6th house but is much more virulent on account of the fact that it is also the Arudha (Pad) of the 8th house. Hence this Dasa can not be expected to end without giving some excruciating and unforgettable wound. Let us see the details of Bhukti under Taurus Dasa which started from 13-04-1971 13 04 1971 00 00 0004 - Taurus - Taurus to Pisces ---------------------13 04 1975 00 08 0002 - Taurus - Aquarius to Leo -----------------------13 12 1977 Gemini sub-period under Taurus Dasa started from 13th December 1977 and it was followed by Aries Bhukti. Gemini is identical with 12th house and is nailed on nodal axis. Similarly Aries is identical with Vyaya Pad and carries the currents of loss of respect, power, prestige etc. No wonder Smt. Gandhi suffered humiliation during the operation of these Bhukti. 13


Sanjay Gandhi expired in plane crash on 23-06-1980. That time Cancer Dasa was in operation. The incidence occurred during Virgo Bhukti under Cancer Dasa. 13 04 1979 00 08 0000 - Cancer - Cancer ---------------------13 12 1979 00 08 0000 - Cancer - Virgo ---------------------13 08 1980 Virgo being 11th house from the 5th house (Scorpio) is imbued with accident for the offsprings. The Arudha of Virgo falls in Aquarius which carries the currents of death in this chart. Cancer is occupied by Saturn and Virgo is aspected by Rahu-ketu. Hence the loss of son was caused during this Dasa Bhukti. Smt. Gandhi was assassinated on 31st October 1984 during the Cancer Dasa. Cancer being Lagna represents the self of the native. It is occupied by Saturn which is the lord of 7th and 8th house and hence carries the killing currents. Placement of Saturn in 6th position from its house (Aquarius) is bound to curtail the longevity. Hence operation of Cancer Dasa at advance age could be injurious for life force. Let us see the sub-periods during Cancer Dasa which commenced from 13th of April 1979. 13 04 1979 00 00 0004 - Cancer - Cancer to Taurus ---------------------13 04 1983 00 08 0000 - Cancer - Aries ---------------------13 12 1983 00 08 0000 - Cancer - Aquarius ---------------------13 08 1984 00 08 0000 - Cancer - Sagittatius ------------------------13 04 1985 The unfortunate incidence occurred during Sagittarius sub-period of Cancer Dasa. Sagittarius is occupied by Rahu. It is also identical Mrityu Pad. Hence death during this Dasa was quite possible and it took place. Chart2: Sri Charan Singh, Late P.M Of India The chart discussed below belongs to Sri Charan Singh, the late prime minister of India from July 1979 to January (14th) 1980. The birth particulars have been picked up from Mr. K. N. Rao's book on Mandook Dasa. The time is said to have been fixed by Bhrigu samhita and later rectified by Pt. Hardeo Sharma Trivedi. Let us see how Mandook Dasa works on this chart. 14


DOB: 23 December 1902; TOB: 07:23 Hrs POB: Bagpat (Meerut), UP Lagna - 254d 32m The Lagna is Sagittarius. It is an odd sign and the Dasa would start from this sign only. The order of Dasa shall be direct. Since it is a common sign the total Dasa duration would be 108 years and each sign shall operate for 9 years during its Dasa. {Balance of Dasa; Db = N - Dc} His Lagna is 254 degree 32 minute. Hence, Dc = 254.53 / 360 X 9 = 6.363 = 6yr 4m 11d Db = 2yr 7m 19d (Sagittarius) Important Events His marriage took place on 25th June 1925. Daughter was born on 14th September 1927 Was elected first time in February 1937 Was jailed during emergency 1975 Became deputy prime minister in March 1977 Remained prime minister of India from 28th July to 14th January 1980 Breathed his last on 29th May 1987 We would try to see the timing of these events in the light of Dasa and Bhukti operating in Mandook Dasa. The order of succession of Maha Dasa is as under 23 19

12 07

1902 0002 - Sagittarius Dasa 15


---------------------12 08 1905 00 00 0018 - Aquarius + Aries Dasa ---------------------12 08 1923 00 00 0009 - Gemini Dasa ---------------------12 08 1932 00 00 0009 - Leo Dasa ---------------------12 08 1941 00 00 0027 - Libra + Virgo + Cancer Dasa ---------------------12 08 1968 00 00 0009 - Taurus Dasa ---------------------12 08 1977 00 00 0009 - Pisces Dasa -----------------------12 08 1986 00 00 0009 - Capricorn Dasa ---------------------12 08 1995 He was married on 25-06-1925 when Gemini Dasa was in operation. Gemini is identical with the 7th house and; as such, marriage in this Dasa-operation was quite probable. Let us see the Bhukti that caused the materialisation of marriage. Gemini Dasa started from 12-08-1923. 12 08 1923 00 09 0000 - Gemini - Gemini ----------------------12 05 1924 00 09 0000 - Gemini - Leo ---------------------12 02 1925 00 09 0000 -Gemini - Libra ------------------------12 11 1925 The marriage took place during Gemini-Libra period. Libra is identical with 11th house signifying eternal friendship. It is occupied by Rahu which is known for giving quick marriage. Hence the marriage occurred during Libra Bhukti of Gemini Dasa. His daughter was born on 14-09-1927. Gemini Dasa was again working. The Anter Dasa details are as under. 12 11 1925 00 09 0000 - Gemini - Sagittarius ---------------------16


12 10 1926 00 09 0000 - Gemini - Aquarius ---------------------12 07 1927 00 09 0000 - Gemini - Aries ----------------------12 04 1927 The sign Aries is identical with 5th house (progeny) and his first child was born during Bhukti of Aries. He won his first election from Chhaprauli (Bagpat) in United province in February 1937 during Leo Dasa. The sign Leo in his horoscope is identical with the house of luck (9th). Leo is also identical with 9th house (Luck- Bhagya). Leo Dasa started from 12th August 1932. 12 08 1932 00 09 0000 - Leo - Leo ----------------------12 05 1933 00 09 0000 - Leo - Libra ---------------------12 02 1934 00 09 0000 - Leo - Sagittarius --------------------12 11 1934 00 09 0000 - Leo - Aquarius --------------------12 10 1935 00 09 0000 - Leo - Aries ---------------------12 07 1936 00 09 0000 - Leo - Gemini ---------------------12 04 1937 The electoral victory occurred during Gemini Bhukti which is identical with 7th house. The 7th house being 10th from the 10th house also comprises of impulses of power and position. So he is victory is well justified during the said Dasa and Bhukti. He was jailed many times during his struggle for freedom of India but was arrested for no genuine reasons by the government of Smt. Indira Gandhi during emergency that was imposed on 25th of June 1975. That time Taurus Dasa was in operation. Taurus being 6th house in the horoscope was bound to give some trouble, humiliation and incarceration as it is also aspected by Rahu, Jupiter and Saturn. Let us see the Bhukti during Taurus Dasa that began from 12th August 1968. 12 08 1968 00 06 0004 - Taurus - Taurus to Cancer ---------------------12 02 1973 17


00 03 0002 - Taurus - Gemini, Leo & Libra ---------------------12 05 1975 00 09 0000 - Taurus - Sagittarius ----------------------12 03 1976 The arrest took place during the operation of Sagittarius Bhukti which is Lagna but Taurus and Sagittarius are at 6-8 nexus. Because of the shadashtaka position of Dasa and Bhukti signs this event could be enabled. He also won the election after emergency and became a deputy prime minister in the Govt. of Morarji Desai. In fact he was bidding for the post of prime minister that time itself but because of intervention of Jaiprakash Narayan he had to settle with the post of deputy prime minister and ministry for home affairs. The Aries Bhukti gave the high position but owing to dwirdwadas (1/12 - nexus) position of Dasa and Bhukti Rasi he missed the top slot. He later became prime minister on 28th July 1979 during the operation of Pisces Dasa. The sign Pisces is identical with 4th house and is aspected by Mercury, Venus, Sun, Moon and Mars. Let us see the Bhukti in Pisces Dasa that started from 12th august 1977. 12 08 1977 00 09 0000 - Pisces - Pisces ---------------------12 05 1978 00 09 0000 - Pisces - Capricorn --------------------12 02 1979 00 09 0000 - Pisces - Scorpio ---------------------12 11 1979 He became prime minister during the operation of Scorpio Bhukti under Pisces Dasa. Since Scorpio is identical with 12th house the impulses that gave him this post was not strong enough to sustain the position for long. Why and Scorpio could give this lift? It is because the sign Scorpio happens be 10th from the Arudha Lagna ((Aquarius). In fact the 2nd house denotes the crown and Dhan Pad falls in Libra occupied by Rahu. His government fell during the Bhukti of Virgo which is 12 from Dhan Pad and 8th from Arudh Lagna. He departed from this world on 29 May 1987. That time Capricorn Dasa was in operation that commenced from 12-08-1986. Capricorn being the 2nd house is imbued with killing currents. Let us see the Bhukti in Capricorn Dasa 12 08 1986 00 09 0000 - Capricorn - Capricorn --------------------12 05 1987 00 09 0000 - Capricorn - Scorpio --------------------12 02 1988 18


The death occurred during Scorpio Bhukti of Capricorn Dasa. Scorpio being identical with the 12th house denotes the departure to other world also. Scorpio in natural zodiac is also symbolic to death in the natural zodiac. Hence death was quite possible during Scorpio subperiod. Chart 3: This chart is again taken from the book of Mr. Rao on Mandook Dasa. The birth particulars (DOB - 04-11-1951) and planetary details of the female native as given in that book is as under Lagna - Gemini 2d 21m; Sun - Libra 16d 55m; Moon - Sagittarius 26d 09m; Mars - Leo 25d 21m; Mercury - Scorpio 01d 28m; Jupiter(R) - Pisces 12d 14m; Venus - Virgo 01d 28m; Saturn Virgo 16d 37m; Rahu - Aquarius 13d 18m; Ketu - Leo 13d 18m. (as given in the said book) The Lagna is Gemini. It is an odd sign and the Dasa would start from this sign only. The order of Dasa shall be direct. Since it is a common sign the total Dasa duration would be 108 years and each sign shall operate for 9 years during its Dasa.

{Balance of Dasa; Db = N - Dc} Her Lagna is 62 degree 21 minute. Hence, Dc = 62.35 / 360 X 9 = 1.558 = 1yr 6m 19d Db = 7yr 5m 11d She was married in October 1972. Let us examine this event with Mandook Dasa. 19


04 11 1951 11 05 0007 - Gemini Dasa ---------------------15 04 1959 00 00 0009 - Leo Dasa ---------------------13 04 1968 Libra Dasa started from 15th April 1968 and the marriage of the native took place when Libra Dasa was in operation. Let us see the Bhukti that effectuated the event under Libra Dasa. 15 04 1968 00 00 0003 - Libra - Libra + Sagit + Aqua + Aries ---------------------15 04 1971 00 09 0000 - Libra - Pisces ---------------------15 01 1971 00 09 0000 - Libra - Capricorn ----------------------15 10 1972 Libra is the 7th house from the Arudha Lagna and, hence has the appropriate cosmic currents to enable marriage during its period. The event took place during the Bhukti of Capricorn. The sign Capricorn is 8th in the birth chart that often remains loaded with the impulses of marital pleasures. It also happens to be the Pada of 12 house (Taurus) the bed pleasure. In fact Capricorn is the Pad of Taurus (12th house) and Taurus is the Pad of Capricorn (8th house). Strong currents of marriage and marital happiness were indicated during Libra Dasa and Capricorn Bhukti. Hence the event of marriage stands fully justified by the Mandook Dasa. Chart 4: This example has been taken from a previous article in Saptarishi Astrology. The native Ben Affleck earned huge revenue, name and fame for his role in "Pearl Harbour". His birth particulars as given in the said magazine is as under:The Lagna is Gemini. It is an odd sign and the Dasa would start from this sign only. The order of Dasa shall be direct. Since it is a common sign the total Dasa duration would be 108 years and each sign shall operate for 9 years during its Dasa. {Balance of Dasa; Db = N - Dc} The Lagna is Gemini 156d 05m i.e. 75degree 05minute Hence, Dc = 75.083 / 360 X 9 = 1.877 20


= 01yr 10m 16d Db = 07yr 01m 14d

Balance of Gemini Dasa at birth was 07 years, 01 month and 14 days. The sequence of Dasa is 15 08 1972 14 01 0007 - Gemini Dasa ---------------------29 09 1979 00 00 0018 - Leo + Libra Dasa --------------------29 09 1997 Sagittarius Dasa started from 29th September 1997 and the Pearl Harbour was released on 25th May 2001 after which Ben Affleck was pushed into the very high orbit of wealth and reputation. Let us see the Bhukti under Sagittarius Dasa. 29 09 1997 00 09 0000 - Sagittarius - Sagittarius ---------------------29 06 1998 00 09 0000 Sagittarius - Aquarius ---------------------29 03 1199 00 09 0000 - Sagittarius - Aries --------------------21


29 12 1999 00 09 0000 - Sagittarius - Gemini --------------------29 09 2000 00 09 0000 - Sagittarius - Leo ---------------------29 06 2001 Sagittarius, which is identical with the 7th house, is also fortified by the presence of its own lord Jupiter. It is also aspected by the Yoga Karka Venus. It does not only contain the currents of name and fame but is also loaded with the strong pulsations of gains because it is identical with Labh Pad. Similarly, Leo is Arudha Lagna and is identical with Bhagya Pad. Hence the combined currents of reputation and gains enabled him to earn name, fame and money during sub-period of Leo under Sagittarius Dasa. Chart 5: Val Kilmer became over night a celebrity after release of 'The Saint", a role for which Mel Gibson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hugh Grant, Kevin Costner and Johnny Deep all had refused. Schwarzenegger later said he was sorry he did not do it after runway hit of The Saint. Given below are the birth particulars of Val Kilmer.

The Lagna is Virgo. It is an even sign and the Dasa would start from its Adarsh sign that is Gemini. The order of Dasa shall be reverse. Since it is a common sign the total Dasa duration would be 108 years and each sign shall operate for 9 years during its Dasa. {Balance of Dasa; Db = N - Dc} The Lagna is Virgo 26d 26m i.e. 176degree 26minute Hence, 22


Dc = 176.43 / 360 X 9 = 04.410 = 04yr 04m 28d Db = 04yr 07m 02d (Gemini) Balance of Gemini Dasa at birth was 04 years, 07 month and 02 days. The sequence of Dasa is 31 12 1959 02 07 0004 - Gemini Dasa --------------------02 07 1964 00 00 0027 - Aries + Aquarius +Sagittarius Dasa ---------------------02 07 1991 The event took place during the operation of Libra Dasa which is identical with the house of wealth and diadem. It is also identical with Labh Pad and Sukh Pad. Hence this Dasa was most appropriately suiting to bestow him what he gained after the release of "The Saint" on 4th April 1997. Let us see the sub-period in Libra Dasa that commenced from 2nd July 1991. 02 07 1991 00 06 0004 - Libra - Libra to Sagittarius --------------------02 01 1996 00 09 0000 - Libra - Scorpio ---------------------02 10 1996 00 09 0000 - Libra - Capricorn ---------------------02 10 1997 The name, fame and money came during the Bhukti of Capricorn under Libra Dasa. The sign Capricorn is identical with 5th house and; as such, is distinctly associated with fortune and finance. So, the native got immense success and wealth during this period. Chart 6: The chart discussed below belongs to disciple cum friend of the scribe from Ahmadabad. He suffered a heart attack on 4th September 2007, was hospitalised and by grace of God saved. His birth particulars are as under.



See the 4th house of his horoscope. It is aspected by Venus and Jupiter. Jupiter being the lord of the 8th house and dispositor of Ketu is strong malefic here. As explained elsewhere the aspect of Jupiter is extremely strong here to cause virulent effects. Sun is spoiled by aspect of lunar nodes. 4th house is also infested with currents of disease as Roga Pad falls there. The 4th house has no Argala; so, there is no check valve for dissipation of energy from the 4th field of the horoscope. On the contrary, Moon, Jupiter and Venus work as leak points for drainage of energy from the 4th field. Hence problem in heart is a distinct possibility to the native. Let us see the Dasa sequence and Bhukti in this birth map. The Lagna is Taurus. It is an even sign and the Dasa would start from the Adarsh sign that is Libra. The order of Dasa shall be reverse. Since it is a moveable sign the total Dasa duration would be 84 years and each sign shall operate for 7 years during its Dasa. {Balance of Dasa; Db = N - Dc} The Lagna is Taurus 03d 10m i.e. 33degree 10minute Hence, Dc = 33.16 / 360 X 7 = 0.092 = 00yr 01m 03d Db = 06yr 10m 27d (Libra) Balance of Libra Dasa at birth was 06 years, 10 month and 27 days. The sequence of Dasa is 19 03 1964 27 10 0006 - Libra Dasa ---------------------16 01 1971 00 00 0035 - Leo to Sagittarius Dasa 24


---------------------16 01 2006 00 00 0007 - Scorpio Dasa ----------------------16 01 2013 The incident occurred during Scorpio Dasa which being 7th sign carries the killing currents. Let us see the details of Bhukti in Scorpio Dasa which started from 16th of January 2006. 16 01 2006 00 07 0000 - Scorpio - Scorpio ----------------------16 08 2006 00 07 0000 - Scorpio - Capricorn ---------------------16 03 2007 00 07 0000 - Scorpio - Pisces ---------------------16 10 2007 The event occurred during the operation of Pisces sub-period. The sign Pisces is aspected by Rahu - Ketu and occupied by Sun and Mercury. Being the 11th house vibrations of Pisces are not good for health. Pisces is also identical with the Pad of Lagna and 3rd house. Here the killing currents of 3rd house is mixed with the life force (Lagna) that can be injurious at some stage because mixture of sea water with drinking water is not good for consumption. Hence he suffered the stroke but survived. Chart 7: The chart discussed below is taken from the case file of the scribe. The birth particulars of the native are



DOB: 01-01-1971, TOB: 7:25 Hrs, Coordinates: 28N39:77E13, Lagna - 258d 12m The Lagna is Sagittarius. It is an odd sign and the Dasa would start from this sign and the order of Dasa shall be direct. Since it is a dual sign the total Dasa duration would be 108 years and each sign shall operate for 9 years during its Dasa. {Balance of Dasa; Db = N - Dc} The Lagna is Sagittarius 18d 12m i.e. 258degree 12minute Hence, Dc = 258.2 / 360 X 9 = 6.455 = 06yr 05m 14d Db = 02yr 06m 16d (Sagittarius) Important Events Got married on 19th June 1995 Qualified for IRS in October 1995 Son born on 14th September 1997 Lost husband in March 2000 The balance of Sagittarius Dasa at birth was 2 years 6 months 16 days. The Dasa sequence is as under 01 01 1971 16 06 0002 - Sagittarius Dasa ---------------------17 07 1973 00 00 0018 - Aquarius + Aries Dasa ---------------------17 07 1991 00 00 0009 - Gemini Dasa ---------------------17 07 2000 All the above listed major events took place during the operation of Gemini Dasa which is identical with the 7th house and is imbued with the impulses of marriage. Let us see the Bhukti details in Gemini Dasa that began from 17th July 1991. 17 07 1991 00 09 0003 - Gemini - Gemini to Aquarius ---------------------17 04 1995 00 09 0000 - Gemini - Aries* ---------------------17 01 1996 26


00 06 0001 - Gemini- Pisces + Capricorn ----------------------17 07 1997 00 09 0000 - Gemini - Scorpio* ---------------------17 04 1998 00 06 0001 - Gemini - Virgo + Cancer ---------------------17 10 1999 00 09 0000 - Gemini - Taurus* --------------------17 07 2000 The marriage took place during the operation Gemini - Aries Dasa - Bhukti. Aries is identical with 5th house and is also Bhagya Pad. Hence marriage during this Dasa-Bhukti is quite possible. She also qualified for IRS during the same Bhukti which came as a gain of Bhagya (luck) coupled by good fortune. The son was born during Scorpio Bhukti. Scorpio is occupied by the significator of progeny Jupiter which is also Lagna lord. It is aspected by Saturn from the 5th house. Saturn has only delayed the motherhood slightly but did not deny it. The husband met with a fatal accident and passed away during Taurus Bhukti. Taurus is 12th from the house of husband and denotes departure to other world. It is aspected by Mars. If we look from conventional cannons we find that 7th house is aspected by all the separative planets viz Saturn, Rahu and Sun. As such, widowhood was clear in the chart.

Conclusion Here I have discussed the Mandook Dasa with all three types of Dasa periods (84, 96 & 108 years - Trikoot) as was applicable to various charts. Only Pad has been mostly taken for interpretation. Char Karaka and Karkamsha etc which gives still more convincing interpretation has been deliberately avoided because it may confuse the students till calculation of correct Atma Karaka is not told to them. I have dealt this Dasa on 267 charts but only one chart has been included here from my study file. Examples have been taken whose events have been discussed by others to prove the efficacy of this method.