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Gandanta: The Junction of Fire & Water

INTRODUCTION The birth during Moon's transit at some specific positions in the zodiac is considered as extremely inauspicious. Gandanta positions are one of those inauspicious positions among others such as usna ghatikas, visha ghatikas etc. The person born under gandanta suffers numerous miseries in life and based on the exact nature of the gandandta even the parents and other relations can be severly affected. To alleviate the troubles from the Gandanta birth, it is advised to do shanti puja for birth during this time.
Gandanta is comprised of two terms Ganda and Anta, where Ganda means "a node" and anta means "the end". The whole zodiac is visioned to have three nodes at zero degree Aries, Leo and Sagittarius, which are also called the brahma randhra (eye of Brahma, the creator) or Vishnu Nabhi (the navel of Vishnu, showing the beginning of creation). To understand why Gandanta is known to be inauspicious, we need to understand the creation process. The creat…

Relationship with Parents

1. The relation-ship with ones mother shall depend on the placement of the fourth lord from lagna lord as well as from the Moon (as Moon is the significator for the mother). Similarly the relationship with one’s father shall depend on the placement of the 9th lord from the Lagna lord as well as from the Sun (since Sun is the significator for the father). If they are placed in kendra, trine to each other, then there is amicable relationships. This is true if they are placed in 3/11 from each other. If they are placed at other positions, then there would be inimical relationship with the parents.

2. The Arudha Lagna (AL) shows the image of the native in this world and the planets placed in good positions from the Arudha Lagna, tend to support the native in this life, in different aspects of the native’s existence, such as financial and material support. Planets placed in the 7th or 12th from the AL oppose the AL or act as secret enemies respectively. Thus the relationship of the parents…

Analysing Tithi Pravesh Chakra I

Tithi pravesh chakra is one of the cornerstone of vedic astrology and was hidden in tradition of SJC until, the knowledge was given out by Pt. Sanjay Rath. Vedic astrology widely uses the solar return chart or the surya varsha pravesh chakra to predict the event of a year and this is widely known as Varshaphala. However, from time immemorial the scholars and pundits of India used the Tithi based calendar to reckon time, since the time needs to be reckoned from both the lumeneries, as they represent two different aspects of our self. Thus, the start of a year needs to be reckoned from the time when the exact portion of tithi commence again after a full cycle of Sun in the zodiac. Since the Moon phase calendar or the tithi calendar is synchronised with Sun, we need to see the tithi when the Sun returns back to the same sign after an year and the exact amount of the birth tithi has elapsed. When the event happen, that commences a new year in the life of native and the horoscope drawn for…

Natural Years of Fructification of Yogas

It is normally observed that at many times, different yogas happening in a horoscope doesnot manifest during the vimshottari dasa of the planet. This is because, the dasa's require right environment to manifest its effect. This is why, one must look at in which house the yogas are happening, which would give the clue to when the environment would be right for the dasa to manifest. In this regard, Maharishi Jaimini suggests in the Jaimini Sutras that yogas forming in the houses 2nd and 4th shall fructify early in life and that of 1st, 7th and 9th shall fructify late. Though he has not mentioned about other houses, we can extend this principle to others houses too. This knowledge is from the tradition of SJC and given to me by my honourable Guru.

We have to do two way counting to arrive at the houses covered based on the satyapeetha principle (1st and 7th houses). Thus if yoga occurring in the 2nd and 4th is likely to fructify in the beginning, counting 7th from them we arrive at 8t…

Yogada: The yoga givers

INTRODUCTION Maharishi Parashara in BPHS discussed about some special lagnas such as Hora Lagna (HL) and Ghatika Lagna (GL) and said that matters related to financial prosperity and power/ status need to be respectively judged from these special lagnas. Whichever a planet comes into contact with these special lagnas, it becomes specifically capable to bestow prosperity on the native. The effect of the yogada can be felt during their vimshottari dasa, in the antar of another auspicious planet, related to the yogada. It is useful to find the intensity of the results, the yogadas can give. The following section gives different level of yoga giver, whereby the ones mentioned later become progressively stronger to bestow yoga on the native.
If any planet becomes the lord of/ placed with/ aspects the Lagna, Hora Lagna or Ghatika Lagna, then he becomes karta. Karta means the doer and thus, such planet can become the doer of different actions in the native's life to bring material be…

Pointers to Mantra Bhava

1. Jupiter is the karaka for the mantra bhava. Ninth from the Jupiter brings Guru in the one’s life.

The Guru in one’s life is represented by the chara bhratrkaraka. What way the native associates with the guru can be seen from the chara bhratrkaraka in the rasi chart.

2. When benefics are placed in the fifth house the person is wise and principled. He is inclined towards Japa or Meditation and is spiritual and well behaved.

3. A strong fifth lord in conjunction with Jupiter or Mercury placed in a trine or a Kendra endows the native with Intelligence or wisdom.Mercury or Jupiter’s association with fifth house makes a person a scholar and an author.

4. Preponderance of masculinity on fifth house or lord gives the desire to worship a male deity. The masculinity can be indicated by 1) Odd sign and 2) Male planet (Sun, Mars and Jupiter).

5. Association (conjunction, aspect, exchange) of malefic planets (Saturn, Mars and Rahu) the malefic is pulled towards kshudra devata, spirits and depar…

Lagna Bhava I: Lagna lord in different houses

Lagna represents the ideals of the native and his intelligence. Wherever the Lagna lord is placed, the native’s ideals and intelligence is focused on that area of life, represented by the concerned house.

These results will also apply to the Lord of the constellation and sign occupied by the Lord of the ascendant. Matters concerning the mind (e.g. intelli­gence, enemies, fortunes etc) shall be more evident from the Lord of the Constellation whereas those concerning the physical body shall be seen from the Lord of the sign.

1. Lagna lord in Lagna: If the Lagna Lord is in Lagna itself, the native will be endowed with physical happiness (deha sukha) and prowess (bhuja vikrami). He will be intelligent (manasvi), fickle-minded (chanchala), will have two wives (dvibharya) and will unite with other females (parago).

The Lagna is the place of ideals, intelligence, vitality etc. Whenever the Lagna lord is placed in the Lagna, the native is endowed with high energy, vitality, good health and stro…

Sri Yantra

I am giving here the diagram of the Sri Yantra. This diagram is extemely difficult to make, unless we have the understanding of the ways it can be made. The presence of this diagram from very ancient time, make the scientist speculate that the mathematics was highly advanced in ancient India, without which this yantra is nearly impossible to make.

Kundalini Chakras

I am giving here the diagram of kundalini chakras which I made sometime back.

Sahasrara Chakra

Agna Chakra

Vishuddha Chakra

Anahata Chakra

Manipura Chakra

Svadhisthana Chakra

Muladhara Chakra

Dasa Mahavidya Yantras

I made these yantras of Dasa Mahavidyas or the ten great knowledges, long back. I am sharing this for those who are interested. The dasa mahavidyas are signified by the 9 planets and the Lagna, which are also given below.

Matangi (Sun)

Bhubaneswari (Moon)

Bagalamukhi (Mars)

Tripura Sundari (Mercury)

Tara (Jupiter)

Kamalatmika (Venus)

Kali (Saturn)

Chinnamasta (Rahu)

Dhumavati (Ketu)

Tripura Bhairavi (Lagna)

Dashaphala Nirupana: Guidelines to Dasa Analysis

1. A planet shall give the results of the house it owns. For example, if a planet if fifth lord, then it will give progeny or power in its dasa.

2. A planet gives results (either good or bad) as per the functional significations as per the following guidelines:

a. Whichever house the planet is placed
b. Whichever house the planet aspects
c. Whichever house lord it is placed with
d. Whichever house lord it aspects

During the dasa of a planet, the natural significance (naisargika karakatva) gains or suffer based on whether the placement of the planet is auspicious or inauspicious.
The results will be auspicious if

i. the planet is placed in Exaltation, Mulatrikona, Own house, or friends house
ii. placed with benefics/ friends
iii. aspected by benefics
iv. hemmed between benefics

The results will be inauspicious if

i. the planet is placed in debilitation, enemy sign
ii. placed with malefics iii. aspected by malefics iv. hemmed between malefics

3. A planet is capable of giving results as pe…

Transit I: The basics

INTRODUCTION The influence of planets on human affairs can be seen from two ways, from the natal chart and the chart of the moment. The natal chart is the snapshot of the heaven at the moment of our birth and it shows all the experiences one passes trough during the lifetime. To time different events, vedic-astrology (jyotish) uses planetary periods called the graha dasas or the sign periods called the rasi dasas. They can broadly (broad time frame) specify the events which are likely to happen on a particular time, however the difficulties of correct birth time, makes it difficult to delve down to a very minute level such as the prana dasa (6th level).
To overcome the difficulty and to doubly ascertain the results shown by the dasa, the transit is used. The transit cannot be used independantly as the influence of the transit is always within the ambit of the natal chart and hence it has to be judged in conjunction of dasa and astakavarga. This is why even though the transit is same fo…

Analysis of Bhava XVI- Planets in the Twelfth House

INTRODUCTION Twelfth is the house of loss and the shatras call it the Vyaya Bhava. Losses can mean financial as well as losses of other significations. Malefics placed here cause losses on undesirable expenses or on bad things whereas benefics placed here cause the expenses on good causes such as charity etc.
If planets who are placed here are afflicted then the person is compelled by the circumstances to spend huge sum on unworthy things. Thus, if planets are placed here, they should not be afflicted at least. Beneficial aspects (aspect of natural benefics) on this house helps to keep expenses in control as well as reducing expenditure on unwanted circumstances. Though the benefics fortify this house, the lose their own significance and this is hightened when they are badly placed and/ or afflicted.
This placed is specifically unsuited for Sun as it gets into Marana Karaka Avastha in this house. Thus the effect it can give is specifically unfavourable related to the house it owns and a…

Analysis of Bhava XV- Planets in the Eleventh House

INTRODUCTION The eleventh house is the house of gains and is known as Labha Bhava. The gains though mainly seen in terms of monetary gains, in general this house signify the gain of all objectives and desires. It is interesting to note that the third house is the house of desires and counted in the anti-zodiacal direction, the 3rd house shows the fulfilment of desires. This the why Maharishi Jaimini says that this is the house of Hara or destruction of desires.
This is the last of the four upachayas (3/6/10/11) and being a upachaya, planets placed here cause growth of the lagna or the self. Almost all planets give auspisicious results while placed in this house as they shall help in gaining different objectives of the life. However, it must be remembered that all planets have their own way to fulfil their goals; malefics would do this in their own malefic way and benefics would do this in a benefic way. Primarily the planets placed in this house, shows gain in the life of the native, re…

Analysis of Bhava XIV- Planets in the Tenth House

INTRODUCTION Tenth house is the Karma bhava or the house of action. This holds the key to the status, positions, reputation, fame and everything that we get as result of our action in this world. Since all planets govern one or other area of action, all of them give good results in this house, unless afflicted.

This is the third upachayas after the third and the sixth house and hence the planets in this house indicate growth of the Lagna or the self. However, the growth is given by the planets in their own way based on the natural characteristics of the planets.

Planets in tenth house have dhanargala on the ninth house, sukhargala on the seventh house and labhargala on the twelfth house. Thus the significations of these three houses Seventh, Ninth and the twelfth are significantly influenced by the planets placed in the tenth house.

Happy; Powerful; Blessed with children; Conveyance; Bestowed with all comforts; Success in profession and all endeavours; Noble; Attain h…