Saturday, November 19, 2005

Yogas in Muhurtha

There are 5 elements of a Panchanga (pancha- 5, anga- organ/ elements), they are namely.

1. Vara : Weekday
2. Tithi : Lunar day
3. Karana : Half of a lunar day
4. Nakshatra : Lunar asterism
5. Yoga : Sun, Moon combination

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(Auspicious Combination)
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I Siddha Yoga:

This is formed due to the combination of the Tithi and vara

There are 5 categories of Tithis:
Nanda  : Pratipad,  Shasthi, Ekadasi
Bhadra : Dvitiya, Saptami, Dvadasi
Jaya : Tritiya, Astami, Trayodasi
Rikta : Chaturthi, Navami, Chaturdasi
Purna : Panchami, Dasami, Purnima, Amavasya

The 5 categories of Tithis are governed by 5 elements of nature which are given below. When a tithi falls on a weekday (Vara) governed by the same element as that of the tithi a very auspicious time is formed which goes by the name of Siddha Yoga.

Following combination of Tithis and the Varas constitute the siddha yoga:

Nanda : Friday :Venus : Jala Tattva
Bhadra : Wednesday :Mercury : Prithvi Tattva
Jaya : Tuesday :Mars : Agni Tattva
Rikta : Saturday :Saturn : Vayu Tattva
Purna : Thursday :Jupiter : Akash Tattva

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II Sarvartha Siddha Yoga

Certain combination of Nakshatras and Weekdays go by the name of Sarvartha Siddhi yoga. Activities done during this yoga usually concludes with Positive results.

Monday : Sravana, Rohini , Mrigashiras, Pushya , Anuradha
Tuesday : Aswini , U.Bhadrapada, Krittika , Ashlesha
Wednesday : Rohini , Anurada , Hasta , Krttika , Mrgashiras
Thursday : Revati , Anuradha , Aswini , Punarvasu , Pusya
Friday : Revati , Anuradha , Aswini , Punarvasu , Sravana
Saturday : Sravana, Rohini , Swati
Sunday : Hasta , Mula , U.Ashadha , U.Phalguni, U.Bhadra, Aswini, Pushya

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Amrita Siddhi Yoga:
This yoga is formed due to combination of Vara and Nakshatra

Sunday : Hasta
Monday : Mrgashiras
Tuesday : Aswini
Mercury : Anuradha
Thursday: Pusya
Friday : Revati
Saturday: Rohini

Though this is a auspicious combination, following events should be avoided:

Thursday- Pushya: Marriage
Tuesday - Aswini: Grha Pravesha
Saturday- Rohini: Travel

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Dvipushkar Yoga:

Following combination of Tithi, Vara and Nakshatra is called Dvipushkar Yoga:

Dvitiya , Saptami, Dvadasi
Sunday , Tuesday, Saturday
Dhanistha, Chitra , Mrgashiras

The events repeat again at least once if they happen in this yoga. Hence good events should happen in this yoga such as purchase of property etc. and unfortunate events such as diseases and death should not happen.

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Tripushkar Yoga:

Following combination of Tithi, Vara and Nakshatra is called Tripushkar Yoga:

Sunday, Tuesday, Saturday
Dvitiya, Saptami, Dvadasi
Krittika, Punarvasu, Uttaraphagulni, Vishaka, Uttarashadha, Uttarabhadrapada

The events repeat again at least twice if they happen in this yoga. Hence good events should happen in this yoga such as purchase of property etc. and unfortunate events such as diseases and death should not happen.

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(Inauspicious combinations)
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Mrtyu Yoga:
This yoga is formed due to combination of Vara and Tithi

Tuesday , Sunday :: Pratipad , Shasthi, Ekadasi
Monday , Friday :: Saptami , Dvadasi
Wednesday :: Tritiya , Ashtami, Trayodasi
Thursday :: Chaturthi, Navami , Chaturdasi
Saturday :: Panchami , Dasami , Purnima

Adham Yoga:
This yoga is also formed due to combination of Vara and Tithi

Sunday : Saptami, Dvadasi
Monday : Ekadasi
Tuesday : Dasami
Wednesday: Pratipad, Navami
Thursday : Ashtami
Friday : Saptami
Saturday : Shasti

Dagdha Yoga:
This yoga is formed due to combination of Vara and Nakshatra

Sunday : Bharani
Monday : Chitra
Tuesday : Uttarashadha
Wednesday: Dhanishtha
Thursday : Uttaraphalguni
Friday : Jyestha
Saturday : Revati

Yamaghata Yoga:
This yoga is also formed due to combination of Vara and Nakshatra

Sunday : Magha
Monday : Vishakha
Tuesday : Ardra
Wednesday: Moola
Thursday : Krittika
Friday : Rohini
Saturday : Hasta

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Rasi Tulya Navamsa

Similar to the technique of Navamsa Tulya Rasi, in which the Rasi is juxtaposed over the Navamsa, there is yet another technique in which the Navamsa is Juxtaposed over the Navamsa which goes by the name of Rasi Tulya Navamsa.

The Rasi Tulya Navamsa technique is widely used in the Nadi Literature and can be used for normal natal chart analysis as well as timing events with Transits. The concept is that you can project the Navamsa on the Rasi chart and read the results therefrom.

For example take my chart.

Rasi Lagna - Sagittarius
Sun in Rasi - Leo
Sun in Navamsa - Gemini

While the usual way we see the impact of Sun on our life is through its placement in the rasi chart, we can also see by projecting the Sun's navamsa position on the rasi chart, which in this case comes to the 7th house and hence would influence my seventh house affairs.

To differenciate between the rasi and navamsa placement, maharishis have suggested different terms for the projected placements. They are as follows:

1. Lagnamsa
2. Dhanamsa
3. Vikramamsa
4. Sukhamsa
5. Putramsa
6. Ariamsa
7. Kalatramsa
8. Nidhanamsa
9. Dharmamsa
10. Karmamsa
11. Labhamsa
12. Vyayamsa

In my horoscope the placement of the planets in the navamsa and the rasi tulya navamsa are as follows:

1. Sun - Gemini - Kalatramsa
2. Moon - Scorpio - Vyayamsa
3. Mars - Scorpio - Vyayamsa
4. Mercury - Leo - Dharmamsa
5. Jupiter - Aries - Putramsa
6. Venus - Sagittarius - Lagnamsa
7. Saturn - Aries - Putramsa
8. Rahu - Capricorn - Dhanamsa
9. Ketu - Taurus - Nidhanamsa

(To be Continued)

64th Navamsa & Cuspal Transit

64th Navamsa as well as 22nd Drekkana is given utmost importance in dilineating evils on a native. A small note on this issue is presented in this article.

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If the Lagna falls in the first navamsa then the 63rd navamsa would be the last navamsa of the 7th house and the 64th navamsa would be the 1st navamsa of the 8th house. Thus whichever navamsa lagna is in, the same navamsa of the 8th sign from the Lagna becomes the 64th navamsa. However, if you take the equal house system only, then you can say that the navamsa of the cusp of the 8th house falls in the 64th Navamsa.

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In my chart, the lagna is in Sagittarius rasi in the 3rd Navamsa i.e., Gemini. For the sagittarius rasi, the navamsa starts from Aries, since Sagittarius is a dual sign and for all dual signs, the Navamsa starts from the 5th from it. Lagna being in the 3rd Navamsa shall fall in Gemini in the Navamsa Chart.

Now the 8th house from Sagittarius is Cancer and the 3rd Navamsa of Cancer should be Virgo. Hence Virgo becomes the 64th navamsa. In all cases it would fall in the 4th from Navamsa Lagna.

However, as of my knowledge, the 64th Navamsa from Moon is more potent to trouble than that of the Lagna. You can check it out yourself. In my cases, Moon is in Scorpio Navamsa and 4th wherefrom becomes the 64th Navamsa. Thus Aquarius happens to be the 64th navamsa from Moon and Saturn's transit on that sign in the rasi chart was really troublesome.

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Here we are talking on nothing but the Transit on the house cusps (in Rasi) in the divisional chart, whic in this case happens to be the Navamsa. Thus to find out the exact time Saturn Transits over the 64th Navamsa, it is important to know the 8th house cusp, which happens to be the same as the Lagna longitude in equal house system.

The cusps play a very important role in the horoscope analysis and without understanding them the extent on the planetary effect on us is incomplete. It is a known fact that if a planet is near a cusp in a house, the effect of that planet on the house is maximum and if far, the effect is proportionately reduced. This is true with Transits also.

While I talk of the cusp, as per Sanjayji's teaching I am talking of equal house system, where the cusp of all the houses equals that of the Lagna's longitude but falling in their respective houses. Thus for me if the Lagna is in 9d 30m Sagittarius, then the cusp of all houses would have the same longitude. The way you find the placement of different planets in different divisions, you can find the placement of the cusps in different divisions too. To do this count the required division of Lagna, then count as many division of the house under consideration to find the division where the house cusp shall fall.

For example, my Lagna is in 3rd navamsa, the cusp of 2nd house would be 3rd navamsa of Capricorn which is Pisces and that of 3rd house is 3rd from Aquarius, which is Sagittarius and so. The effect of planets in different areas of one's life can be seen from the transit of planets on different cusps of houses in different divisional charts pertaining to the area of life under consideration.

This is an area which does require considerable research to come up with a consistent framework.

Navamsa Tulya Rasi

Transit is a very wide topics and many classical texts have given many clues on the interpretation of Transits in both Rasi and divisionals. Here is one article written on "13 Feb 2005", based on a discussion on a forum, showing Juxtaposition of the Transit Rasi Chart on the Natal Navamsa and reading Results therefrom.

Some verses from Deva Keralam talks on the Transit of various planets in the rasi chart while considering the planets in the same rasi in the Navamsa Chart. This principle of reckoning Rasi in the Navamsa chart is called the Navamsa Tulya Rasi.

It is known in the SJC tradition that if a planet is transiting the Rasi Chart in a sign, it will influence that particular sign in all divisional chart. For example, now Saturn is Transiting Gemini, which means that it will influence Gemini in all divisional charts. Somebody who has Moon in Gemini or Taurus or Cancer in Dasamsa would face the effect of Sade sati in the area of work. For example take the case of one of friend, Hari, whose dasamsa Moon is in Taurus and the past few years of Saturn Transits in Taurus, Gemini and Cancer has been too harsh for him professionally.

Navamsa being one of the most important divisional chart controlling one's destiny, we need to see various results by projecting the rasi transits on the Navamsa.

The author of Deva Keralam says that Saturn's Transit in the sign identical with the Navamsa occupied by the "lord of the 8th" from a given bhava or a "trine thereof" on the degree the said planet will destroy the good effect due to that bhava.

Now for example, Saturn is transiting Gemini. In my Gemini Navamsa, Sun is placed. Sun happens to be the 9th lord in my Rasi chart and hence it is the 8th lord from the 2nd house of family and wealth. Thus Saturn's transit in Gemini would adversely affect my 2nd house, which it did... all money spent.. no savings...

In Hari's case, Gemini Navamsa has Venus. Venus is the 7th and 12th lord. Thus it is the 8th lord from 12th and 5th house. 12th house is the house of expenses and 5th house is the house of inner harmony... The trouble Hari passed through this time, we all know.

Lets see what happened when Saturn Transited Aries. In my Aries Navamsa, Jupiter and Deb Saturn is placed. Jupiter is my Lagna and the 4th lord. So it becomes the 8th lord from 9th house and 6th house. It was in that position during April 17th, 1998 onwards. This is the time, when my work (6th) started troubling me the most and I had to leave it in August... Things started falling apart... Then I took some two months break from the job and started preparting for my MBA entrance examination, which I eventually got through. 9th house is also the house of luck and fortune... and it was pretty bad for me during that time. If my father was alive, it would have troubled him the most being on the 8th lord from the 9th. Now it exactly transited my Jupiter's degree 20d 51m on March 25, 2000. It made me financially too tight... just survived the phase somehow... just think... doing masters with no money in the pocket to sustain onself... However after that period... things started improving... and I got some award in a competition, which compensated the condition

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In addition to the Lord of the 8th of the Bhava under consideration, we can take the naisargika karaka of the Bhava. For example, while judging the 9th house for father, we can take Sun also in addition to 4th house (8th from 9th house), for judging his health related issues.

While I checked this principle to verify on my own chart I found that on 17th of Feb 1994, when my father passed away for his heavenly abode, Saturn was Transiting Aquarius on 8deg 31 min, which is 9th sign from my Natal Navamsa Sun sign, Gemini and very near to its degree, that is 8deg 17min.

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While checking the consistency of the principles mentioned here in other horoscopes, I found the following things.

If my father's death is shown in my horoscope, it should also show up in my brother's horoscope too... However, while I started analysing that, I faced the troubles that the principles could not be applied without any modification. Lets take those cases.

Elder Brother
Date: May 13, 1973
Time: 11:45:56 am
Time Zone: 5:30:00 (East of GMT)
Place: 74 E 57' 00", 30 N 12' 00"
Bhatinda, India

While my father died, Saturn was in Aquarius sign with longitude of 8d 31m. This means that there must be some negetive (for father) planet in Aquarius Navamsa or trine to it.

While checking these signs I found they are Jupiter in Gemini and Rahu in Virgo. Now Jupiter is the 9th lord in the rasi chart and placed in Capricorn ruled by Saturn. However, there is no connection of the 4th lord (4th is 8th from 9th). Who happened to be Venus with the trines to Saturn's Transit. However Saturn was Transiting near to Venus's natal degree 7/37.

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Monday, September 19, 2005

Pataki Chakra

Though pataki chakra is one of the hallmark of jyotisha shastra in judging ill health and arishtas, it is not given the due attention by many practitioners. However, the astrologers from the eastern parts of India relied on this quite heavily for Judging Balarishta.

1. Construction
Draw three verticals and three horizontal lines. There would be 12 ends of lines each of them shall be assigned to 12 signs from Aries to Pisces. Movable signs shall have vedha from and cause vedha to the dual signs excluding the one in the 3rd from it; Fixed signs shall have vedha among other fixed signs; whereas the Dual signs shall have vedha from and cause vedha to all movable signs excluding the one in the 11th from it. Draw all the vedha causing lines and the resulting diagram is known as the Pataki Chakra.

Place the planets in the horoscope in different signs in the Pataki charka and see the planets causing vedha on the Lagna. If the dandadhipati causes vedha on the Lagna, then the native suffers due to Patakirishta.

2. Computation of Yamardha-pati

2.1. Yama and Yamardha
When a day is divided into 8 parts, each of them is known as a yama, which spans for approximately 3 hours. When the yama is further divided into 2 parts, each of them is known as a yamardha. As the name states, ardha, means half and yama is the 8th part of the day; yamardha is the half of a yama and spans for "approximately" 1.5 hrs. Yama is known as the son of the Sun and strictly follows the Sun for its definition and hence the Sunrise and Sunset becomes crucial for their computation.

Each day a new cycle of yama and yamardha starts with the Sunrise and Sunset. The duration between the Sunrise and Sunset is called Dinamana (Dina is day, and mana is length or duration). Thus there are 4 yama in a dinamana and 8 yamardha in that which spans for 3 hrs and 1.5 hrs approximately. Since the duration of the dinamana can change with seasons, so does the duration of the Yama and Yamardha and hence they cannot be taken exactly as 3 or 1.5 hrs, but need to be computed for each day. Similarly, the duration of the night from Sunset to subsequent Sunrise is called the Ratrimana, where ratri means night.

2.2. Yamardhapati
Yamardhapati means lord of yamardha. The computation of the lord of Yamardha differs from day to night. The method of finding out the yamardhapati is given below:

2.2.1. Day based
The 1st yamardha is lorded by the lord of the weekday. The subsequent yamas are reckoned from the previous yamardhapati counting the 6th weekday lord wherefrom. For example the 1st yamardha on a Sunday shall be that of the Sun, the 2nd one shall be the 6th weekday lord from the Sun, which happens to be Venus. The 3rd one shall be lorded by 6th weekday lord from Venus, which is Mercury.

2.2.2. Night based
Similar to day yamardhas, the 1st yamardha of the night is also lorded by the weekday lord. However, the 2nd lords shall be counted as the 5th weekday lord from the previous one. Thus, the 1st night based yamardha lord on a Sunday would be the Sun and the 2nd yamardha lord would be the 5th weekday lord counted from the Sun, which is Jupiter and similarly the 3rd yamardha lord is 5th weekday lord from Jupiter, which is the Moon.

..........Day Yamardha Lords.........Night Yamardha Lords...
Yamardha 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Sunday Su Ve Me Mo Sa Ju Ma Su Su Ju Mo Ve Ma Sa Me Su
Monday Mo Sa Ju Ma Su Ve Me Mo Mo Ve Ma Sa Me Su Ju Mo
Tuesday Ma Su Ve Me Mo Sa Ju Ma Ma Sa Me Su Ju Mo Ve Ma
Wednesday Me Mo Sa Ju Ma Su Ve Me Me Su Ju Mo Ve Ma Sa Me
Thursday Ju Ma Su Ve Me Mo Sa Ju Ju Mo Ve Ma Sa Me Su Ju
Friday Ve Me Mo Sa Ju Ma Su Ve Ve Ma Sa Me Su Ju Mo Ve
Saturday Sa Ju Ma Su Ve Me Mo Sa Sa Me Su Ju Mo Ve Ma Sa

3. Danda and Dandadhipati:
Each yamardha is divided into four dandas each of them measuring approximately 22.5 minutes. If the day is reckoned as that of 60 ghatikas, the duration of 1 yama would be 7.5 ghatikas, 1 yamardha would be 3.75 ghatikas and 1 danda would be 0.9375 ghatikas or 56.25 vighatikas. Thus there are 64 dandas in a day. This can be noted that the day can be reckoned as the duration of 60 ghatikas or 64 dandas.

3.1. Night based danda-adhipati
The lord of each danda is called the dandadhipati. Like the yamardhapatis, the counting of the dandadhipatis vary from day to night. In the night, the 1st danda for a yamardha is ruled by the yamardhipati, while the subsequent ones are found by counting 6th weekday lord from the weekday of the previous dandadhipati.

For illustration, we all know by now that the 1st yamardha at night (at Sunset) on a Sunday is ruled by Sun and hence the 1st dandadhipati is also the Sun. The 2nd dandadhipati in the Sun’s yamardha would be ruled by the 6th planet from the Sun in the weekday order, which is Venus. Similarly, the 3rd dandadhipati would be ruled by 6th planet from Venus, which is Mercury and the 4th one would be ruled by the Moon.

3.2. Day based danda-adipati
The counting of the dandadhipatis for Day based yamardhas is done in the following ways. The 1st danda of the day based yamardhas is lorded by the yamardhipatis themselves. The 2nd one is lorded by the planet indicated by the number attained, when the previous dandadhipati’s number is divided by 2 and expunging the decimals. When the number arrived at is less than 1, then Rahu becomes the Dandadhipati, since his number is 8.

For illustration, let’s find the dandadhipatis in the Moon’s Yamardha. The first one would be lorded by Moon; the 2nd would be by Sun, since we get 1, ruled by the Sun when we divide Moon’s number, which is 2 by 2. The 3rd would be ruled by Rahu, since dividing, Sun’s number by 2 we get 0.5 and the 4th one would be ruled by Mercury, since when we divide Rahu’s number, which is 8 by 2, we get 4, which is ruled by Mercury. Writing the dandadhipatis in Moon’s night yamardha we arrive at Moon-> Sun-> Rahuà Mercury.

The number of each planet is given below:
1- Sun
2- Moon
3- Mars
4- Mercury
5- Jupiter
6- Venus
7- Saturn
8- Rahu
(Ketu doesnot figure in the list of dandadhipatis)

The list of dandadhipatis in various day and night based yamardhas is given below for ready reference:

........Day Danda Lords....Night Danda Lords
Danda 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Sun Su Ra Me Mo Su Ve Me Mo
Moon Mo Su Ra Me Mo Sa Ju Ma
Mars Ma Su Ra Me Ma Su Ve Me
Mercury Me Mo Su Ra Me Mo Sa Ju
Jupiter Ju Mo Su Ra Ju Ma Su Ve
Venus Ve Ma Su Ra Ve Me Mo Sa
Saturn Sa Ma Su Ra Sa Ju Ma Su

4. Judgement
Standard jyotish books say that patakirishta happens whenever the dandadhipati is placed with the Lagna or having vedha on the Lagna. However, our tradition teaches that since Lagna is for intelligence and Moon is for health and longevity, if pataki-rishta happen from the lagna, then suffers in his intelligence, however if it happens from the Moon, there could be serious troubles to health and longevity.

There are various types of Patakirishta which is discussed below. Wherever lagna is mentioned, substitute it will Moon for health related matters, else from lagna will show troubles to intelligence such as mis-direction and failing of judgment.

4.1. Niyata- Patakirishta:
a. Malefic dandadhipati is placed in the Lagna or cause vedha to the Lagna
b. The four places of vedha do not have either conjunction of a benefic or its vedha, however, have conjunction with or vedha of Malefics.

Such patakirishta cause death of the newborn very early i.e., in days as indicated by the rasis causing vedha.

Benefic vedha or conjunction on the Lagna or the Lagna vedha rasis, can delay the death to month or year indicated by the Pataki Chakra.

4.2 Aniyata Patakirishta:
a. Malefic dandadhipati is placed in the Lagna or cause vedha to the Lagna
b. The four places of vedha have either conjunction of benefics or vedha from them.


c. Benefic dandadhipati is placed in the Lagna or cause vedha to the Lagna
d. The four places of vedha have either conjunction of malefics or vedha from them.

Such patakirishta does not cause death of the newborn but suffer severe health troubles in days, years as indicated by the rasis causing vedha.

If benefic danadhipati is placed in the Lagna or have vedha on it and other vedha rasis have conjunction or vedha from Benefics, then this augurs well for the native and the native enjoys good health.

Malefics & Benefics
For judging the patakirishta, Rahu, Ketu, Sun, Saturn and Mars are considered as malefic whereas the Moon, Mercury, Jupiter and Venus are considered benefic.

Case Study:
Case I:
25.08.1974; 14:32:44 IST, Patratu, India.
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The native is born in day time on Sunday. The Sunrise on that day was at 05:31:42 am (5.528hrs) and the Sunset was at 06:10:12 pm (18.17hrs), which makes the dinamana (duration of day) to be 12.642hrs. Diving it by 8 parts, each part would be 1.58hrs. The native is born at 14.546hrs which is 9.018hrs after Sunrise. Thus the yamardha rising at the moment of birth is
9.018/1.58 = 5.7 or 6. We check the yamardha table and find that 6th yamarda in day half of Sunday is ruled by Jupiter. Thus Jupiter becomes the yamardhapati for the native.

The danda rising in Jupiter's yamardha can be known from the decimals of the yamardha which is 0.7 in this case. Since there are 4 dandas in a yamardha, the 1st danda will be shown by decimals from .00 to .25, the 2nd one will be .25 to .50, the 3rd one will be .50 to .75 and the 4th one will be shown by .75 to 1.00.

This shows that the native is born in 3rd danda of Jupiter which is ruled by Moon (from the table). Thus the dandhadipati for the native will be Moon.

Lagna is in Sagittarius with no conjunction, however Vedha from Venus. Since Venus is a benefic to the Lagna, it will save the native from all aristas.

Moon is in conjunction with Rahu, have vedha from Ketu, Mars, Mercury and Sun and Jupiter. The vedha of Rahu, Ketu, Mars and Sun cause severe health and mental trouble to the native, however the vedha of Mercury and Jupiter is the salvaging factor.


Friday, August 26, 2005

Progeny in Jyotish II: Number & sex of children

Number of children
1. The number of children can be found out by counting the Navamsa gained by the 5th lord. For e.g., the 5th lord is placed in Virgo Rasi and Gemini Navamsa. Counting from Gemini (Navamsa) to Virgo Rasi [Virgo (6) - Gemini (3) = 3], we have four signs, i.e., the 5th lord has to gain three Navamsas to reach Virgo or upto three children should be anticipated (COVA- Page 190). This is however a crude method can can be used with extreme care.

Max. no. of child = Rasi sign – Navamsa Sign

Pt. Rath says that, for this method to work, the 5th lord should be placed with the Jupiter (Karaka for Navamsa). However, from an illustration given in Page 200 of COVA, we see that this is not a necessary condition. Here Mars is not associated or aspected by Jupiter, but the Lagna is aspected by Jupiter from the 7th, through Rasi and Graha Drsti both. Here we might conclude that for this method to work, Jupiter should be strongly placed in the horoscope and influence the factors of progeny.

2. This can also be seen from the planets aspecting the 5th by Graha or Rasi Drsti.

The number of children is limited by the Rahu - Ketu axis, unless Jupiter is strongly placed in the D-1, to eliminate all the putra Dosas. (COVA, Page 184)

Birth of Twins
The signs Aquarius and Scorpio have two lords each and hence if they happen to be the house of child/ pregnancy, they can indicate twins.

Most standard texts prescribe the involvement of the Signs Gemini, Virgo, Scorpio or Aquarius for the birth of the twins. They add Gemini and Virgo also to Aquarius and Scorpio, since the signs are lorded by Mercury whose nature is dual.

In the chart of the standard nativity, the 5th lord Moon is in Aquarius Rasi and Pisces Navamsa, which shows that there are possibilities of 11 children, however while we count from Pisces we have to stop in Taurus, because Gemini is occupied by a node. Thus the maximum no. of children is limited to 2 only shown by the signs Aries and Taurus.

Saptamsa chart can be seen for more details about children. The details of judging Saptamsa Chart is given in subsequent section.
  • 1st child: The Saptamsa Lagna is in an Odd sign and hence the counting shall be in a zodiacal manner. The 1st child is shown by the 5th lord Mars, placed in Gemini with Moon and Ketu.
  • 2nd child: The 2nd child is shown by the 7th lord Mercury. Mercury is placed in Scopio and has exhange. Scorpio generally shows female child being an even sign. Due to the exchange of planets, it indicate male child. Its worthwhile to note that the 6th lord, the maraka is aspecting Mercury, showing that the child shall face terrible condition and can face death. However, due to Graha Dristi of Jupiter on Mercury and Rasi Drsti on the Lagna, the child is saved.

Sex of children
Rasi Chart
For matters concerning children, the placement of the fifth lord and the planets should be seen from the Jupiter, the naisargika putra karaka. If there are planets in strengths from the Jupiter, they can indicate the number and nature of the children. The placement of the fifth lord from Jupiter will indicate the extent of gains from Children etc.- Pt. Sanjay Rath (COVA, Page 169)

Normally for determination of sex of the child, the chart of the father is a better indicator. (COVA, Page 188)

The Saptamsa
The timing of birth of Individual children, their nature, abilities and fortune is seen in the Saptamsa chart. This has been explained in detail by Maharishi Jaimini Upadesha Sutras. (COVA 8.6.1)

The first child is seen from the 5th house counted zodiacally or anti-zodiacally depending on whether the Lagna is ODD or EVEN . The subsequent pregnancies are seen from every third house (Manduka Gat i). Thus if an odd sign ascends in the Saptamsa, the individual pregnancies are seen in the 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th etc. If an even sign ascends in the saptamsa, the individual pregnancies are seen in the 9th, 7th, 5th, 3rd and so on. (COVA)

After the Manduka Gati reached the point of start, the sequence of jumps would repeat again, which can’t be allowed. To counter this problem, the next sign arrived at is by Crawling the sign. For illustration, after the jump sequence reaches from 5th to 3rd, the next sign after 3rd would be 5th again, thus here the jump doesn’t progress to the 5th, but the 4th there in, where the frog is supposed to be crawling, than jumping as there is no space for jumping, 5th house, being already considered. “Thus the order of pregnancy becomes 5-7-9-11-1-3-4-6-8-10-12-2. For even sign the sequence becomes 9-7-5-3-1-11-10-8-6-4-2-12.”

The nodes generally indicate the last child. For exapmple, if Rahu is in the 7th or joins the seventh lord, the native may have two children. (Jaimini Sutras)

Sex of the Child
The sex of the child is seen from the lord of the sign ruling the house of pregnancy. If the lord is exalted or conjoin male planets (Sun, Rahu, Jup, Mars), the issue is male. If the lord is debilitated or conjoins female planets (Moon, Ketu, Venus), the issue is female. Saturn and Mercury are eunuch planets, but they have found to indicate female and male children respectively.

If the lord of the sign is neither exalted/ debilitated, not conjoins any other planets, the sex of the child is seen from the nature of the sign occupied by it. All Odd signs excepting the Aquarius and Gemini are male birth signs while all the even signs, expecting Cancer and Pisces are Female birth signs.

1. Effect of Parivartana
On Counting
If there is a exchange of house (Parivartana Yoga) between the Saptamsa Lagna lord and the lord of any other house, the counting will be based on whether the other sign is ODD or EVEN and not the oddity of the Saptamsa Lagna. However the counting still starts from the Saptamsa Lagna. (COVA, Page 193)

On sex of child
If a lord of the child associate with a planet, lets say Venus and there is a parivartana of this planet with another Planet, let’s say Sun. The influence of the other planet, namely Sun will be more dominant over the lord of the child, in determining the sex of the child. (COVA, Page 193).

However, if there is a parivartana of the lord of child with another planet, then the sex of the child, determined by the lord of the child is simply reversed. For e.g., if the lord of the child is Venus is placed in Leo, with Moon and the lord of Leo, Sun is placed in house of Venus, Taurus, then the sex of the child indicated by Venus in conjunction with Moon, i.e., Female, shall be changed to Male.

2. Lord of child placed in house of another child

If the lord of a child is placed in the house of another child, then one of the children indicated by them shall survive. For illustration the 5th lord is placed in the 7th house, one of the children signified by the 5th and the 7th lords will survive. (Pt. Sanjay Rath).

However, in COVA, Pt. Sanjay has presented one more viewpoint while showing the use of Drekkana for co-borns, whereby when the counting reaches a sign which houses another lord of the child, the count crawls over to another sign. To illustrate the point he says “However, Capricorn houses two sisters as indicated by Mercury and Jupiter and should normally have limited the number of elder co-borns. Since the number is actually higher, the next sign Aquarius will indicate the co-born.” (COVA, Page 120)

Two child lords placed together
If two lords of the child are placed together, then one of the children shall survive. For e.g., if the lords of 5th and 9th are placed in the same sign, then one among the children shown by them shall survive. However, it is difficult to determine who among them shall survive and can only be determined from practical events. In the present case, if there is a miscarriage of the first child, the 3rd child shown by the 9th lord shall survive and vice-versa.

One planet becomes lord of two houses of children

If one planet happens to indicate more than one child, then the first child will be shown by the lord of the child however, the 2nd one will be shown by the house of the child and the planets placed therein. To illustrate his point Pt. Rath says in COVA- page 120, when one of the children have been indicated by Mars (House of child – Scorpio), and the next house of the child happens to be Aries, Mars will not show the child, however Aries, placed with Moon will show a sister who is emotional (Moon) and Rash (Aries). Had there been no planet, then Aries would have shown male birth.

Saptamsa lagna lord in Marana Sthana from lord of child
If Venus becomes the lord of Saptamsa Lagna, the issues indicated by the planets in the 8th from Venus cannot survive unless conjoins Ketu (Ganapati), as these issues will have Venus in the Marana Sthana (Reference). The same principle can be extended to other planets. Thus in case of Different Saptamsa Lagna, the placement of the lord of the child in the following places cannot survive.

  • Sun- 2nd
  • Moon- 6th
  • Mars- 7th
  • Mercury- 7th
  • Jupiter- 11th
  • Venus - 8th
  • Saturn- 1st
  • Rahu - 5th
Thus the principle states that if the Saptamsa Lagna lord is placed in a Marana karaka Sthana from the Lord of the child, then either the parent or the child survive, unless, there is a blessing.

(To be continued...)

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Progeny in Jyotish I: Fertility of Parents

In human life, the birth of children occupies a very prominent place. The parents find their own image in their children and see the progression of their lineage though the future of their children. The mother has to pass through nine months of grooming of the infant, with all it takes, which a mother can better understand and the results are still uncertain. Many of them are born still, many of them are born with incapability and many get eradicated from their very start of journey. Every thing has a very profound impact on the parents and their future.

Prognosticating the sex of the unborn child has been a matter of concern in the recent years, where the foetus are killed when they are substantially grown and had their identity as a human child inside the womb. If the sex of the child is not what the parents want, they were brutally extricated. Thanks to the medical science that it can’t say anything about the sex of the child before it grows up substantially and help the parents to decide in advance whether or not to have a baby.

This is where Jyotish comes to rescue. Because it can see the path much ahead of the time, it can forewarn the parents about the future possibilities and help them in making a conscious decision. The more important thing of all is that Jyotish can give remedies, when it judges the possibilities are more negative than positive. Such remedies not only eradicate the root of the problem, but also prepare the parents to boldly face the impending dangers.

In the forthcoming portions, we shall study, how to prognosticating the birth and life of the children and the remedies to address the impending difficulties and danger to the parents and child.

Fertility of the Parents
=> If the lord of the 5th in the Rasi chart is placed with Mercury, Venus or Saturn, there is problem is procreation as these three planets tend to obstruct the naisargika putra karaka Jupiter.

=> In Female Horoscope, Moon and in Male horoscope, Sun and Jupiter becomes the key controller progeny in the saptamsa and thus the procreation. If they are badly placed, being afflicted, or placed in the Maraka Sthana in the Saptamsa, this can show problem or denial of progeny

=> Strong influences of the fiery element (Mars, Sun) on the fifth house. This can happen due to conjunction, aspect of parivartana of the 5th house / lord. This can be overcome by increasing the dominance of Jala Tattva on the 5th. (COVA, Page 199)

=> Jaimini Says Sun, Rahu and Jupiter in the 9th shall indicate many Sons, which is also mentioned by Parasara who indicates that the Sun, Rahu or Jupiter will give illustrious son. (Sanjay Rath, J.S. 1.4.25)

=> The Moon in the 9th house gives one Son. (J.S. 1.4.26)

=> The ninth in odd sign indicates many children and Vice versa. (J.S. 1.4.29 - 30)

Lack of Fertility
Method of Deha (Jaimini Sutras)
The method of Deha given by Maharishi Jaimini in Upadesha Sutra is infallible in predicting the fertility or procreative ability of the native. Pt. Rath explains this in the following words-

“This method is based on the Rasi chart. Determine the arudha padas of the third and ninth house from the Lagna and the Sun. The arudha padas of the 3rd and 9th from the Sun (AS3 and AS9) constitute the ability to sustain the Atma (soul- signified by Sun) in the form of Sperm (i.e., the sperms should have life in them). The arudha padas of the third and ninth from the Lagna (A3 and A9) constitute the physical ability to procreate. If the Sun is in the 2nd, 6th, 8th or 12th houses from any of these padas, the same can be damaged resulting to infertility. Similarly, if Venus and Mercury conjoin these padas, they produce infertility. If either of these two padas is not damaged, childbirth is delayed and not denied. If the padas from Lagna are afflicted as above, medical attention is required and the astrologer should not attempt remedial measures unnecessarily. However, if the affliction is from the padas from Sun, then astrological remedial measures are necessary.”

Mercury, Saturn and / or Venus in the trines to the saptamsa Lagna tend to deny children (J.S. 1.4.24).Mercury and Saturn are eunuch planets and in saptamsa Lagna deny fertility. Venus, on the other hand causes association with too many thereby depleting the chances for progeny. However If both planets giving children (Sun, Rahu, Jupiter and Moon) and those denying children (Mercury, Saturn and Venus) are present, a child will be born after some delay. (J.S. 1.4.27)

Stressing the point Pt. Rath says in COVA (page 175) that, if Saturn, Venus and Mercury are in trines “alone”, then the native is barren irrespective of all yogas in the birth chart. This is an overriding rule.

For female charts, the ninth should be considered and for male charts the fifth for determining procreative successes. (Sanjay Rath, J.S.)

Mars’s and Saturn’s influence on the trine to the Saptamsa Lagna show that the native will have Adopted Child or Dutta-Putra . Pt. Rath says, Mars and Saturn are karaka for the younger and elder brother respectively and could indicate begetting a child through a kinsman as the native many lack procreative abilities or otherwise. It also indicates marriage with a divorcee/widow who already has children from a pervious wedlock.

Denial of Children due to Curses (COVA, Page 172)
The denial of children could be due to curses incurred in the past birth. These have been elaborately listed in BPHS along with the remedial measures and include Brahma Shapa (curse of priest / astrologer), pitri Shapa (curse of father or elderly paternal relative), Matri Shapa (Curse or mother or someone from mother’s family), Shatru Shapa (Curse of enemies) etc. Let us examine the Brahma Shapa to understand the underlying principles. The conditions for this curse are as follows:

a. Rahu in the signs of Jupiter: Rahu represent the curses of past birth and is hence a karmic control planet. In the signs of Jupiter it shows the curse due to priest, judge, astrologer or all persons signified by Jupiter.

b. Jupiter conjoined or aspected by Mars and Saturn: Jupiter is debilitated in Capricorn owned by Saturn and become marana karaka in the 3rd house signified by Mars. These planets aspecting Jupiter can block it to the extent of denying (Mars) or delaying (Saturn) the fruits of Jupiter, i.e., Children. Simultaneously, the ninth lord should be in the 8th house to confirm that curse. If this condition is not fulfilled, remedial measures shall work easily.

c. Sun, Moon or Jupiter and the fifth lord, placed in the eighth house with Malefics: Jupiter, the karaka of the fifth is called Brahmanaspati (the fruits of Brahma) and hence, the Sattvik planets Sun, Moon or Jupiter will represent Saints, Brahmins and learned men respectively whose placement in the 8th house (curses) with malefic will deny progeny.

d. Jupiter in the fifth house conjoined or aspected by the 6th lord: The 6th house being the 2nd from the house of children, 5th, is maraka for children. So the placement of the marakesh, sixth lord in the house of children, with Jupiter (already showing loss), will constitute a curse from a Brahmin due to anger or enmity (shown by 6th lord’s involvement).

If in the ninth house, they afflict the father and fortune of the native and if in the Lagna, they afflict the name and life of the native.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

The Karakas II

I have compiled this list of planetary characteristics from various classics. This shall help you in gaining better understanding of the planets and use them in predictions.

The suffix at various places indicate the classics used for the compilation. They are as follows
BPHS: Brhat Parasari Hora Shastra
BJ: Brhat Jataka
HS: Hora Sara
SV: Saravali
PD: Phaladeepika
JP: Jataka Parijata
DA: Dasa Adhyayi
PM: Prasna Margam


Names: Heli, Surya (BJ); Aditya, Arka, Ravi, Bhanu, Bhaskara. Divakara, Marthanda, Savita, Teekshnamsu and Ina (HS)
Nature: Malefic
Gender: Masculine
Appearance & Disposition: Sūrya’s eyes are honey-coloured. He has a square body. He is of clean habits, bilious, intelligent and has limited hair (on his head) (BPHS); Well proportioned body, is bilious and possesses pingala (tawny) eyes, has short hairs (BJ); Sun’s body is square; his eyes are pink in colour and he has sparse hair on his body and head. He does not live for a long time in one place. He is of lazy disposition. His knees are weak. He has pleasing face and delivers pleasing speech. (HS); The Sun has curly hair, sharp mind, prominent appearance, majestic voice and is not very tall. His eyes are honey-coloured. He is courageous, steady and of a complexion, which has a mix of red and green. His feet are not conspicuous (small in size). He is bilious and has sturdy bones. He is great and majestic. He has fiery rays and square body and wears saffron-coloured apparels (SV)
Sapta Dhatu: Bones (skeletal system)
Diseases: Causes damage to eyes, loss of hair and thirst, fever etc. by bilious temperament (PD)
Humor: Bile
Governs: The Soul
Planetary Cabinet: The King
Complexion: Blood red (BPHS), Dark Red (BJ); Copper red (SV)
Colour: Copper (BJ)
Deity/ Adhi devata: Agni (BPHS)
Gender: Male
Panchabhuta: Agni (Fire)
Caste: Kshatriya
Guna: Sattvik
Abode: Temple (BPHS), Devastana (BJ)
Direction: East (Purva)
Period: Ayana
Taste: Pungent
Directional Strength: South (10th house)
Day based Strength: Day Time (Diurnal)
Ayana based Strength: Uttarayana
Natural strength: Strongest among all planets
Trees: Strong trees (trees with stout trunk)
Robe/ Cloth: Red silken, Rough cloth
Season: Summer (Grishma)
Matter: Mula (Vegetation) (BJ)
Material: Copper (BJ)
Natural Age: 50 years (JP)
Loka: Mrtyu Loka (World of mortals)
Geographical location: Kalinga (Orissa)
Misc. Lordship: Snakes, wool, hills, gold, weapons, poison, fire, medicines, kings, aryas, river banks, forest, wood and Mantras (SV)


Names: Chandrama, Sitarasmi (BJ); Sasi, Sasanka, Vidhu, Soma, Nisakara, Seethamsu, Udunatha and Indu (Candr is Nisakara, as she causes the night. She is Seetamsu, as her rays are cool and pleasant. The name Udunatha is given to Candr because Candr married the 27 Nakshatras) (HS);
Nature: Benefic (when waxing), Malefic (when waning)
Gender: Feminine
Appearance & Disposition: Candra is very windy and phlegmatic. She is learned and has a round body. She has auspicious looks and sweet speech, is fickle-minded and very lustful (BPHS); Well rounded body, much wind and phlegm, intelligent, sweet speech and good eyes (BJ); Moon is tall, tender-natured, brilliant in mental disposition, kind, skilled in policy, or politics and has mixed humour of wind and bile. She wears white robes and ornaments; her body resembles a well-drawn circle. (HS); She has an auspicious appearance. Her eyes are beautiful. She has mellifluous voice. She is fair in complexion, has an emaciated body, is youthful, tall, curly and short hair, is learned, soft, of Sattvik disposition, beautiful, phlegmatic, amicable to friends, has pure (excellent) blood, is kind, fond of old ladies, fickle-minded, very fortunate and wears clean apparels. (SV)
Sapta Dhatu: Blood (Circulatory System)
Humour: Vata (Windy) & Kapha (Phlegm)
Governs: The Mind
Planetary Cabinet: The Queen
Complexion: Tawny
Colour: White
Deity/ Adhi devata: Varuna (BPHS), Ambu (BJ)
Panchabhuta: Jala (Water)
Caste: Brahmin
Guna: Sattivik
Abode: Watery places
Direction: North West (Vayavya Kona)
Period: Muhurtha (48 minutes) (BPHS); Kshana (BJ)
Taste: Saline
Directional Strength: North (4th house)
Day based Strength: Night (Nocturnal)
Ayana based Strength: (Uttarayana)
Natural strength: Second to the Sun
Trees: Milky trees (such as rubber plant)
Robe/ Cloth: White Silken (BPHS), New clothes (BJ)
Season: Varsha (Rainy)
Matter: Dhatu (non living matter)
Material: Precious stones (Gemstones)
Natural Age: 70 years (JP)
Loka: Pitri Loka (World of manes)
Geographical location: Yavana Pradesh (land of Greeks)
Misc. Lordship: Poets, flowers, eatables, beads, silver, conch, salt, water, arrow, robes, ornaments, females, Ghī, sesamum, oil and sleep (SV)


Names: Ara, Vakra, Kruradrik, Avanaya (BJ); Aara, Vakra, Maheeja Rudhira, Rakta, Angaraka and Krudradrik (HS); Bhumisuta (SV)
Nature: Malefic
Gender: Masculine
Appearance & Disposition: Mangal has blood-red eyes, is fickle-minded, liberal, bilious, given to anger and has thin waist and thin physique (BPHS); Youthful, liberal bilious, fickle minded and has a thin waist (BJ); Mars is unsteady in mind, he is capable of wounding, he has blood-reddish eyes, he is bilious and depicted with fire and arms, his voice is rough, his belly is depressed and he is modest (HS); he is young, he has curly and shining hair, he is liberal (PD); The planet Mars is short, his eyes are reddish-brown in colour. He has a strong body. He is as bright, as burning fire. He is not steady in disposition. He has marrow in bones and flesh. He wears red-coloured apparels. He is more intelligent and is courageous. He is an accomplished speaker. He causes injury. He has short and shining hair. He is bilious in disposition and is Tamasic. He is adventurous and wrathful and is skillful in hurting. He is blood-red in appearance. (SV)
Sapta Dhatu: Marrow (?? system)
Humour: Pitta (Bile)
Governs: Strength
Planetary Cabinet: Commander- in- Chief
Complexion: Bood Red
Colour: Blood Red
Deity/ Adhi devata: Subrahmanya (BPHS), Kumara (BJ); Kartikeya (SV)
Panchabhuta: Agni (Fire)
Caste: Kshatriya (Warrior)
Guna: Tamasik
Abode: Place of Fire
Direction: South (Dakshina)
Period: A day (duration between two Sunrises)
Taste: Bitter
Directional Strength: South (10th house)
Day based Strength: Night (Nocturnal)
Ayana based Strength: Dakshinayana
Natural strength: Stronger than Saturn (Saturn is the weakest one)
Trees: Bitter ones (Lemon Plant)
Robe/ Cloth: Red clothes (BPHS); Burnt clothes (SV)
Season: Greeshma (Summer)
Matter: Dhatu (Non living matter)
Natural Age: Young boy (16 years) (JP)
Veda: Sama Veda
Loka: Mrtyu Loka (World of mortals)
Geographical Location: Ujjain (Central India)
Misc. Lordship: Blood, Copper, Army, Red cloth, Minerals, Earth, King, Destruction, Swooning, Bile and thieves (SV)


Names: Hemno, Vit, Gna, Bodhana and Induputra (BJ); Saumya, Vid, Jna, Somaja, Bodhana, Kumar and Vidhusuta (Budh is Candr’s son and hence known, as Somaja and Vidhusuta ) (HS)
Nature: Malefic in malefic association, otherwise benefic
Gender: Neuter/ Eunuch
Appearance & Disposition: Budh is endowed with an attractive physique and the capacity to use words with many meanings. He is fond of jokes. He has a mix of all the three humours (BPHS); Gurgling speech, fond of joking and has a mixture of air, phlegm and bile (BJ); Budh’s eyes are dark. He is well-versed in politics (or in policy-making), is of medium height, sometimes firm and sometimes unsteady, jolly natured, in touch with all kinds of news, witty, scholarly and has the composition mixed with the three humours (i. e. bile, phlegm and wind) (HS); Budh rules skin and is full of veins, arteries and nerves. He has an even body (PD); he is sweet spoken, but stammering in speech (DA); Mercury's eyes are reddish and broad. He speaks sweetly. His complexion is of green grass. He has strong skin. He is an extremely Rajasic planet. He is clear in his speech and is pure. He has a mixture of the three humours, i.e. phlegm, bile and wind. He remains delighted and has moderate beauty. He is skillful and sinewy. He is agreeable to all in dressing and speech and wears green robes. (SV
Sapta Dhatu: Skin (BPHS, BJ) (?? System)
Humour: Tridosha (all pitta, kapha, vata)
Governs: Speech
Planetary Cabinet: Yuvaraj (Prince)
Complexion: Hue that of Green grass (Durva Grass)
Colour: Green
Deity/ Adhi devata: Maha Vishnu (BPHS), Kesava (BJ)
Panchabhuta: Prithvi (Earthy)
Caste: Vaishya (Trading Class) (BPHS); Sudra (BJ, SV); Mixed breed (HS)
Guna: Rajasik
Abode: Sports ground, Gaming place
Direction: North (Uttar)
Period: Ritu (Season- Two months)
Taste: Mixed
Directional Strength: East (Lagna)
Day based Strength: Both in day & Night
Ayana based Strength: Uttarayana
Natural strength: Stronger than Mercury
Trees: Fruitless trees
Robe/ Cloth: Black silken (BPHS); Water soaked clothes (BJ, SV)
Season: Sarad (Mild Winter)
Matter: Jiva (Living beings)
Material: Bell metal
Natural Age: Young (20 years) (JP)
Veda: Atharva Veda
Loka: Patala Loka (Hellish world)
Geographical location: Magadha (southern part of Bihar) (SV)
Misc. Lordship: Veda, writing, sculpture, medicines, expertise, minister-ship, speech, jokes, birds, couples, fame, vegetation (vanaspati) and gold (SV)


Names: Jiva, Angira, Suraguru, Vachasampathi and Ijya (BJ); Jeeva, Angirasa, Suraguru, Mantri Vachaspati, Arya, Brihaspati, Suri and Vageesh (HS); Ida (SV)
Nature: Benefic
Gender: Masculine
Appearance & Disposition: Guru has a big body, tawny hair and tawny eyes, is phlegmatic, intelligent and learned in Shastras (BPHS); Corpulent body, golden locks and eyes, moral and is phlegmatic (BJ); Guru has stout and tall body; his eyes are neither big nor small, he is intelligent, well-versed in politics, or policy making has prominent bilious composition, is a very eloquent speaker, wears yellow apparels and jewels and is of noble disposition (HS); he is of virtuous disposition (DA); The eyes of Jupiter are somewhat reddish-brown. He is learned in Vedas. His voice resembles that of a lion. He is firm and prominently Sattvik. His physical complexion is akin to pure yellow metal. He has broad and prominent chest. He is always fond of virtues and is modest. He has firm and large eyes and is of forgiving disposition. He wears yellow apparels, is phlegmatic, fat and pre-eminent. (SV)
Sapta Dhatu: Fat (BPHS); Brain (BJ) (Digestive system)
Humour: Vata (Windy) & Kapha (Phlegm)
Governs: Knowledge, Wisdom and happiness (BPHS), Intelligence (SV)
Planetary Cabinet: Advisor (Minister)
Complexion: Tawny (BPHS), Jupiter yellow or golden (BJ)
Colour: Yellow
Deity/ Adhi devata: Indra (BPHS)
Panchabhuta: Akasha (Ether)
Caste: Brahmin (Priestly class)
Guna: Sattvik
Abode: Treasury
Direction: North East (Ishanya Kona)
Period: Masa (Month)
Taste: Sweet
Directional Strength: East (Lagna)
Day based Strength: Day time (Diurnal)
Ayana based Strength: Uttarayana
Natural strength: Stronger than Mercury (4th)
Trees: Fruit bearing trees
Robe/ Cloth: Saffron coloured ones (BPHS), Neither old nor new clothes (BJ, SV)
Season: Hemanta (Autumn)
Matter: Jiva (Living beings)
Material: Silver, and when he is in his own house he governs gold (BJ)
Natural Age: 30 years
Veda: Rig Veda (SV)
Loka: Svarga loka (Heavens) (SV)
Geographical location: Sindhu (Indus- Pakistan and Afganistan) (SV)
Misc. lordship: Auspiciousness, virtue, physical stoutness, prowess, mentorship/; guide/ guru/ preceptor, deputation, city, state (province), gold, bed, conveyance, position, grains, residence and sons (SV)


Names: Sukra, Bhrigu, Brigusuta, Sita and Aspujit (BJ); Bhrigu, Bhrigusuta, Ahpujit, Sita, Usanas, Vaitya Pujya, Kavya and Kavi(HS)
Nature: Benefic
Appearance & Disposition: Shukra is charming, has a splendourous physique, is excellent, or great in disposition, has charming eyes, is a poet, is phlegmatic and windy and has curly hair (BPHS); Fond of pleasure, handsome, fine eyes and black ringlets and a temperament compounded of wind and phlegm (BJ); the body of shukra is very bright. He is fortunate, windy and bilious in composition, broad-minded; stout bodied, has a tendency to submit to women, has crooked eyes and is of deceiving nature. (HS); has stout body, broad eyes, wind and phlegm in constitution (PD); The planet Venus is beautiful, has long hands, broad chest and face, is very seminal, splendourous, has dark, short and extended hair, is of complexion, which is a mix of yellow and green, is sensuous, windy and phlegmatic, very fortunate, wears multi-coloured apparels, is of Rajasic disposition, sportive, intelligent, broad-eyed and has prominent shoulders. (SV)
Sapta Dhatu: Sperm/ Semen (Reproductive system)
Humour: Vata (Windy) & Kapha (Phlegm)
Governs: Semen (Potency) (BPHS), Passion (BJ); Comfort (SV)
Planetary Cabinet: Advisor (Minister)
Complexion: Variegated (BJ); Neither white nor black (BJ)
Colour: Variegated
Deity/ Adhi devata: Shachi Devi (BPHS), Indrani (BJ)
Gender: Feminine
Panchabhuta: Jala (Water)
Caste: Brahmin (Priestly class)
Guna: Rajasik
Abode: Bedroom
Direction: South East (Agneya Kona)
Period: Paksha (Fortnight)
Taste: Acidulous (BPHS); Sour (BJ)
Directional Strength: North (4th House)
Day based Strength: Day Time (Diurnal)
Ayana based Strength: Uttarayana
Natural strength: Stronger than Jupiter (5th)
Trees: Floral Plants
Robe/ Cloth: Silken (BPHS); Strong clothes (BJ), Durable clothes (SV)
Season: Vasanta (Spring)
Matter: Mula (Vegetation)
Material: Pearls (BJ)
Natural Age: 16 years (JP)
Veda: Yajur Veda (SV)
Loka: Pitri Loka (World of manes) (SV)
Misc Lordship: Diamonds, ornaments, marriage, scents, friends, wreaths, females, cow dung, diagnosis, education, sexual enjoyment and gold (SV)


Names: Kona, Manda, Suryaputra and Asita (BJ); Kona, Manda, Sani, Krishn, Surya Putr, Yama, Pangu, Sanaischara, Sauri, Kala and Chayasuta (HS)
Nature: Malefic
Gender: Neuter/ Eunuch
Appearance & Disposition: Shani has an emaciated and long physique, has tawny eyes, is windy in temperament, has big teeth, is indolent and lame and has coarse hair (BPHS); Lazy, has yellowish eyes, lean tall body, stout teeth and rough hairs. He is of a windy temperament (BJ); has hard nails, teeth and hair, he is deceptive, he has long hands and feet, his constitution is bilious, he has prominent veins, is indolent and worried (HS); is lame, has deeply depressed eyes and is lazy. He rules muscles. He has an emaciated body (PD); Saturn has red and depressed eyes, emaciated body, prominent veins, is indolent, black-bodied and windy in temperament. He is a talebearer. He is muscular, unkind, foolish, has large nails and teeth, is very dirty, impure, Tamasic in disposition, fierce, short-tempered and old (worn out). He adores black apparels. (SV)
Sapta Dhatu: Muscles (BPHS); Nerves (BJ)
Humour: Vata (Windy)
Governs: Grief/ Sorrow
Planetary Cabinet: Servant
Complexion: Dark (BPHS), Black (BJ)
Colour: Black (BJ), Blue mixed with black (HS)
Deity/ Adhi devata: Brahma (BPHS), Kaha (BJ)
Panchabhuta: Vayu (Air)
Caste: Sudra (Working class) (BPHS); Antyaja (Untouchables) (BJ); Mixed breed (SV)
Guna: Tamasik
Abode: Filthy ground (Dirty places) (BPHS), Heap of dirt (BJ)
Direction: West (Paschim)
Period: Year
Taste: Astringent (BPHS); Acidic (BJ)
Directional Strength: West (7th house)
Day based Strength: Night (Nocturnal)
Ayana based Strength: Dakshinayana
Natural strength: Weakest among all
Trees: Useless trees (shrubs and weeds)
Robe/ Cloth: Multi-coloured robes (BPHS); Rags (BJ, SV)
Season: Sisir (Extreme Winter)
Matter: Dhatu (Non living matter)
Material: Iron, Lead (BJ)
Natural Age: Extremely old
Others: Anthill
Loka: Patala Loka (Hellish world)
Geographical Location: Saurashtra (Gujarat)
Misc. lordship: Lead, zinc, black metals, inferior grains, dead relatives, fools, servants, mean women, saleable goods, poor people and self-restraint (SV)


Names: Tamas, Agu and Asura (BJ); Tamas, Asura, Swarbhanu, Vidhuntuda, Pata, Sainhikeya, Bhujanga and Ahi (HS)
Nature: Malefic (HS)
Gender: Masculine
Appearance & Disposition: He is black in colour, tall in stature, and of low caste; he has skin disease and hick-coughs; he is cunning, and speaks falsehood; he suffers from leprosy.
Sapta Dhatu: n/a
Humour: Vata (Windy)
Governs: Ego (SV)
Planetary Cabinet: Army
Complexion: Sark collyrium (blue mix) (HS)
Colour: Black
Deity/ Adhi devata: Durga / Chandika
Panchabhuta: None
Caste: Outcaste
Guna: Tamasik (like Saturn) (HS)
Abode: Forest
Direction: South West (Nairrittya Kona)
Period: 8 Months
Taste: n/a
Directional Strength: n/a
Day based Strength: Same as Saturn
Ayana based Strength: Same as Saturn
Natural strength: Same as Saturn
Trees: n/a
Robe/ Cloth: Dirty Clothes
Season: n/a
Matter: Dhatu
Natural Age: 100 years (JP)
Geographical Location: Southern India (Dravida country: five tribes: Dravida, Karnataka, Gurjara, Maharashtra and Tailanga)
Misc. Lordship: Mysticism, magic, strange events, enigmas and excitement, Renunciation, Paternal grandfather. Serpents, venomous reptiles, diseases, scars, courage, adventure, execution, Christians & Mohammedans, stones, mud, travellers, inventors, lecturers, psychologist, astrologer, thieves, widowhood, litigation, gold smiths, duplicity, aviators, sepulchres, ant-hills, mole-hills, crack & crevices, archers, spies, sediments of liquor, portentous evils, radio, aerial navigation, metaphysical studies, south-western direction, infamous character, inflammable gases, epidemics, violence, corruption, political plots, and exiles. He also differentiates between purity in love and impure lust. He causes birthmark in the body.


Names: Sikhi (BJ); Sikhin, Dhvaja, Dhum, Mrityu Putr and Anala (HS)
Nature: Malefic (HS)
Gender: Feminine, Eunuch (PD)
Appearance & Disposition: He has a red and fierce look, a venomous tongue, an elevated body; he is outcast; of Smoky colour; has bruised limbs and is lean and malicious.
Sapta Dhatu: n/a
Governs: Outcastes
Planetary Cabinet: Army
Complexion: Smoky
Colour: Smoky
Deity/ Adhi devata: Ganesha (PM)
Gender: Feminine, Eunuch (PD)
Panchabhuta: n/a
Caste: Outcaste
Guna: n/a
Abode: n/a
Period: 3 Months
Taste: n/a
Directional Strength: n/a
Day based Strength: Same as Mars
Ayana based Strength: Same as Mars
Natural strength: Same as Mars
Trees: n/a
Robe/ Cloth: Smoky
Season: n/a
Matter: Jiva (Living beings)
Natural Age: 100 years (JP)
Geographical Location: Southern India (Dravida country: five tribes: Dravida, Karnataka, Gurjara, Maharashtra and Tailanga)
Misc. Lordship: Religion, Astrology, Moksha or final emancipation, intrigues, spiritual pride, Religious resignation, Sectarian principles, artistic taste, literary genius, pride, dissimulation, mendicancy, bankruptcy, miserliness, ascetics, deception, quarrels, biliousness, philosophers, selfishness, occultist, skulls, religious shows, assassinations, friends, charms, amulets, vicious tendencies, secret intrigues and association, and back biting.

Sunday, February 20, 2005

The Karakas I

All inanimate as well as the animate being the world are signified by the planets and hence the work karaka is associated with them. Karaka means the doer of certain activities. This means that the karakas represent the influence of various things animate or inanimate, in our life. Based on the inhenrent gunas, Sattva, Rajas and Tamas the karakas are classified in three categories namly the Naisargik karaka which is predominant in Rajas Guna, the Chara Karaka which is predominant in the Sattva guna and the the Sthira Karaka which is predominant in the Tamas guna. The utility of these karakas can be understood from the standpoint of their gunas. The sthirakarakas are governed by by Shiva and there are 7 such karakas. They represent the death of various animate things surrounding us (Rahu and Ketu, who are the shadowy planets without body cannot die and hence is excluded from the scheme of the 7 sthira karakas). The charakaraka is governed by vishnu and are 8 such karakas. They show the influence of various atmas / souls in our life and thus means our sustainence in this material world in the form of a social life (having inter relationships with various souls in this world) and spiritual growth. The remaining category is the Naisargik karaka governed by Brahma and there are 9 such karakas. They represent the creation process and hence all perceptible and imperceptible creation of the world are governed by them.

We know that when we talk of a horoscope we are talking of Narayana (Maha Vishnu) who is the creator and preserver of the brahmanda. While the rasis represent different parts of the Lord and the grahas represent the deities who signify a particular aspect and event in the life of a creature. The rasis are fixed and represent the environment, while the grahas are in motion which represent people who come and influence us.

The graha that obtains the highest longitude in the chart is the Atmakaraka. It is the significator of the soul (atma). It is the king of the chart. Being the significator of the soul, the 12th house of liberation is seen from the Atmakaraka in the Navamsa to find out the Ista devata of the native who would guide the soul towards liberation from the bondage of life and death.

The graha obtaining the second highest longitude is called Amatyakaraka. It signifies the mind. Its role is that of a Minister who guides the king. It is the Amatyakaraka who guides the destiny of the person towards attainment of the desires of the atma. Being the protector of the soul, the palanadevata (the deity who sustains oneself in this world) is seen from the 6th from the Amatyakaraka in the Navamsa.

The graha obtaining the third highest longitude is called the Bhratrikaraka - the significator of brothers and co-born who actually are expected to stand by the individual in times of dire need. It is also known as the Gurukaraka, as next to the Amatya it is only the Guru (preceptor) who can guide the atma towards its desired goal and God. The guru and their influence on our life and its purpose can be seen from the Bhratrikarka in the Rasi and the Navamsa chart. In the Navamsa chart, they show the promise, how the guru would influence the life of the native, while in the rasi chart, it would show how the promise is fulfilled.

The graha obtaining the fourth highest longitude is called the Matrikaraka - the significator of mother. Among the four karakas of prime importance, Matrikaraka is one (and the first in ascending order to the Atmakaraka) as mother is the person who has brings the atma into existence in the world. It is she who has the first right over the child and guides the child at all stages to do the right thing to attain glory and God. The influence of mother on the life of the native need to be studied from this Charakaraka.

The graha obtaining the fifth highest longitude is called the Pitrikaraka - the significator of father. Father is the one who is the cause for the birth of the person, being the one who has carried the soul of the native and transmitted to the womb of mother. Hence he comes next in hierarchy to the mother. The influence of father on the life of the native need to be studied from this Charakaraka.

The graha obtaining the sixth highest longitude is known as the Putrakaraka and it is the significator of children. Children bear the future of the person. A son is the one who is to perform the last rites of the person. Hence he gains the sixth place of importance in the relationship of the person. The influence of father on the life of the native need to be studied from this Charakaraka.The influence of children on the life of the native need to be studied from this Charakaraka.

The graha obtaining the 7th highest longitude is known as the Gnyatikaraka - the significator of relatives. The relatives of the person are the ones who are expected to be near the person in times of happiness and distress. Hence, they gain the seventh place of importance in the relationship of the person. The influence of kith and kins on the life of the native need to be studied from this Charakaraka.

The graha obtaining the eighth highest longitude is called Darakaraka - the significator of wife. The spouse is the 'Ardhangini' (equal partner) of the person. Thus, the spouse is no different from the person as whatever is to happen with the person is to be shared jointly by both. As importance to the self is always last, the spouse (Dara) is placed last at the 8th place. The influence of spouse and companion on the life of the native need to be studied from this Charakaraka.

The Atmakaraka has a very vital role to play in the horoscope of a person. It actually shows the objectives, ideals and goals of the soul for which it has born on earth. No graha in the horoscope can actually give benefic or malefic results beyond what the Atmakaraka could signify. Any deviation in life from the desired path or objective of the atma renders it disillusioned. As it actually performs no role in the active life of the person except to watch (as a Judge) the direction of growth of the person, it finally deserts the body in the form of death at a time when it can no longer sustain the misdeeds of the person. It simply leaves the physical body and an Atma whose primary desire is not fulfilled has actually lived a wasted life.

Our atma is a jeevatma. The ultimate objective of the atma is to mingle with the parmatmamsa, which is God. To attain this, the activity of the person whose physical form the atma has obtained, should perform sattwik acts so as to cleanse the soul off its impurities and lead it to God. Sattwik guna alone is the sustainer of the atma and it leads it to the lord.

As the atmakaraka has an objective with which it is born, it has certain abilities of its own towards that direction. What are the desires of the atma? What are its abilities? Whether it has the power to fulfil its objective or utilize its abilities? Whether the abilities and the powers of the atma would be utilized in the right direction or not? Whether the birth of the atma would attain its purpose or not? All these factors are to be seen from the Navamsa (the 9th division – D9 – chart of the person), which, thus, becomes a very vital part of vedic astrology divination.

The Navamsa sign occupied by the atmakaraka is called the Karakamsa, while the ascendant or Lagna sign of the Navamsa is called the Lagnamsa and, both these together are called the Swamsa (Swa meaning self and amsa meaning division). If the Karakamsa and Lagnamsa become the same or have any connection between them, then it becomes the Swamsa, in which case, the objective and the abilities of the atmakaraka are attained. The gati in that direction may be slow or obstructed due to various other factors. Regular prayer to the Ishta Devta (to be determined from the 12 house from the placement of Karakamsa) and the Lord of Bhratrikarak (also called the Gurukarak) helps attain the gati for the atma to move speedily in the desired direction.

While the Karakamsa itself will help see the desire of the atma, the Trines from the Karakamsa will show the actual desire of the atma. The Trines from the Karakamsa, therefore, become very vital signs to determine the native’s spiritualism. Any graha located in the 1st, 5th and 9th (Trines) bhavas from the Karakamsa, thus, become automatically good for the spiritualism of the person and also to provide gati for his atma (known as Atmagati).

Thus, the role of Brihaspati (who represents God) becomes very vital in the Navamsa division of the person, as Brihaspati is the naisargika karaka for the 9th house (Dharma) significations. It is Brihaspati as the sustainer of the jeevatma and Surya as the provider of jeeva (life) who predominate the person’s Dharma bhava. This is one of the very important and significant reasons why the 9th house in the Rasi chart is associated with Jupiter and Sun as the natural significators of the person’s Dharma bhava.

Stronger among Sun and Venus- Father
Stronger among Moon and Mars- Moon
Mars- Younger sister, younger brother brother-in-law, sister-in-law
Mercury- Maternal uncles, aunts and all maternal relatives
Jupiter- paternal grand parents, Husband (for female chart), children
Venus- Wife, maternal grandparents, father & mother-in-law, maternal grand parents
Saturn- Elder brother & Elder sister

THE BHAVA KARAKAS (Controller of Bhava)
Though the primary bhavakarakas are given below, each bhava has many secondary karakas. Both the primary and secondary karakas are important for protecting the signification of a bhava. Any bhava whose karaka is well placed in kendra/ trine from the bhava in good dignity or is aspecting the bhava or is placed with the lord of the bhava try to fulfil the promise of the bhava.

Lagna- Sun
2nd- Jupiter
3rd- Mars
4th- Moon; Mercury
5th- Jupiter
6th- Mars; Saturn
7th- Venus
8th- Saturn
9th- Sun; Jupiter
10th- Sun; Mercury; Jupiter; Saturn
11th- Jupiter
12th- Saturn

From Uttara Kalamrta and other texts...

Since the world is so much full of variety of various living and non living things each of which is symbolised by a planet, the list of the karaka can never be comprehensive and it requires experience to know the karaka of each and everything around us. However, the list of karakas given by various classics can help us in building up the insights while understanding the possible planetary lordship of a particular thingl.

The natural karaka cover everything around us may it be tastes, our emotions, the plant or animals, different metals, clothes, substances, elements and everything which is either perceptable or non perceptable to our senses.

The Sun
The Soul; Power; Intense Severity (fierce); Fortress; Good Strength; Heat; Splendour; Fire; Worship Of Siva; Courage; Thorned Trees; Being In Royal Favour; Bitterness; Old Age; Cattle; Wickedness; Land; Father; Taste; Self-Realization; Skyward Look; One Born of a Timid Woman; World Of Mortals (Mrtyu Loka); Square shape; Bone (skeletal system); Valour; Grass; The Belly; Strenuous Effort; Forest; Half A Year (uttarayana / dakshinayana); Eye (right); Wandering Over The Mountains (wanderer); Quadruped (also the birds); King; Travelling; Dealing; Bite; Scorch; Circular Shape (??); Eye Disease; Body (vitality in the body); Timber (wood); Mental Purity; Lordship Of The Whole Country (sovereign); Freedom Form Disease; Lord Of Saurashtra State; Ornaments; Disease In The Head; Precious stones (gems); Lord Of Sky; Short Like A Dwarf; Lord Of The Eastern Direction; Copper; Blood; Kingdom; Red Cloth; Stone; Public Life; River Bank; Coral (??); Ruby; Strong At Mid-Day (Noon); Eastern Direction; Mouth; Long Standing Anger; Capture Of The Enemy; Sattvik (Pure); Red Chandan Or Saffron; Hostility; Thick Cord

The Moon
Mind; Imagination; Flower; Good Perfume (incence); Going to a Fortress; Brahmin by caste; Idleness; Phlegmatic (kapha) Humour; Epilepsy (diseases of mind, if afflicted); Enlargement of the Spleen (spleed creates bile which help in fat metabolism); Mental Disposition (state of mind); Heart (feelings); Woman (motherly); Virtue Or Vice (attributes of mind); Saltish taste/ Sleep (peace); Happiness; Anything like Water (any fluid); Bell-Metal; Silver (metal); Sugarcane; Typhoid (infection of intestine); Travel/ Going To Far Off Countries; Well; Pond; Tank (any water body); Mother (relations); Pearls; Consumption (infection of lungs/ TB); Whiteness (colour); Waistband; Short Stature; Ability; Winter Season; White Colour; Belly; Worshipping Goddess Gauri; Joking; Nourishment; Wheat; Pleasure; Splendour; Face; Sharp in Thought (in good association such as Jupiter); Love for Curd; Mendicant (sanyasa yoga); Fame (popularity among masses); Learned; Beauty; Strength at Night; Facing Westward; Learned; Getting A Job; Love For West; The Middle World; Nine Gems (navaratna); Middle Age; Life; Eating (food); Ailment of the Shoulders; Umbrella or any Other Royal Insignia; Good Fruits; Blood Purity and Vitality; Fish and Other Water Creatures; Serpent; Brilliant Things (sparkling); Clean Crystal; Soft And Velvety Clothes; Silk Garments

Prowess; Land (any immovable property); Strength; Kingship; Loss Of Virility; Thief; Battle; Hostility; Enemy; Generosity; Deep red colour; Owning A Garden; Sound Of A Trumpet; Affection; Quadruped; Fool; Anger; Going to a Foreign Country; Firmness; Supporter; Fire; Controversy; Bile; Heat; Wound; Commander in chief; Day; Seeing; Shortness; Disease; Fame; Tin; Sword; Lance Or Spear; Minister; Fracture Of A Limb; Jewel; Praying To God Subrahmanya; Youth; Pungent; Dubar Hall; Earthen Pots; Obstacles; Flesh eater; Calumniating Others; Victory Over Enemy; Bitter; Strong At The End Of The Night; Gold; Summer Season; Valour; Enemy's Strength; Profundity Of Character; Male; Axe; Forester; Village Headman; State Inspection; Pain while Passing Urine; Triangle; Goldsmith; Rogue; Burnt Place; Good Dinner; Leanness; Adept In Archery; Blood (red blood cells); Copper; A Beautiful Cloth; Facing South; Desire; Anger; Scandal; House; Sataghni, A Weapon; A Tree; Sama Veda; Brother; Spade Or Hatchet; Looking After The Wild Animals; Independence; Persistency; Judge; Serpent; World; Speech; Fickle Mindedness; Mounting A Vehicle; Sight Of Blood; Coagulation Of Blood

Formal education (schooling); Horses; Treasury; Mathematics; Speech/ Courteous Speech; Infantry; Writing; New Garment, Palatial Building; Green Colour; Sculpture; Astrology; Pilgrimage To Holy Places; Wise Lectures; Temple; Trading; Best Ornaments; Vedanta Philosophy; Maternal Grandfather; Bad Dreams; Eunuch; Facing North; Skin; Wet; Bell metal; Renunciation; Ritu (Season); A Beautiful House; Doctor; Neck; Recitation Of Mantras/ Sattvik Mantras; Childhood; Crooked Look; Heaven; Modesty; Paternal Relation; Fear; Dancing; Devotion; Humorous Temperament; Powerful In The Morning; Hemanta Ritu; Stone To Sharpen Knives; Tranquillity; Navel; Family Prosperity; Mixed Items; Proficient In Telugu Language; Worship Of Lord Vishnu; Sudra; Bird; After Born; Depth Of A Language; The Directions; Atharva Veda; Religious Action; Tower; Dust; Garden; Pudendum Virile; Even; Benefic; Moving In Villages; Impartial Nature; Fond Of Northwest Quarter; Well Versed In The Legends Of The Past; Specialist In Grammar; Expert In Testing Of The Precious Stones; A Scholar; Maternal Uncle; Sacred Prayer; An Amulet

Brahmin; Guru; One's Duty; Chariot; Cow; Infantry; Savings; Meemamsa philosophy; Treasure; Horse; Honey; Large Body; Valour; Reputation; Logic; Astrology; Children; Grandson; Dropsy; Philosophy; Grand father; Great grand-father; Palatial House; Gems; Eldest Brother; Lord Indra; Automn Season; Wrath of Priest; Jewel; Merchant; Physical Health; A Beautiful Mansion; Royal Honour; Thighs; God (divine blessings); Penance; Charity; Religious Duty; Helping Others; Impartiality; Facing North; Circular; Yellow Colour; Moving In Villages; Close Friend; Swinging; Orator; Fat; Old Garment; A New House; Happiness; Mantras; Twice Born (Brahmins- Dvija); Holy Water; Knee; Movement In Heaven; A House Granting All Comforts; Intellect; Proficiency In Learning; Literature; Tower; Charming an Audience; Throne; Strong at All Times; a month; Vessels; Yellow Sapphire; Sweet Juice; Being Good; Happiness; Misery; Length; Gentleness; Reading Other's Mind; Ornamentation; Ether; Phlegm; Topaz; Vedic Text; Brilliancy; Softness; Worship Of Lord Shiva; Performing One's Religious Duties; Travelling In A Well-Decorated Carriage

White Umbrella; Garment; Marriage; Income; A Biped (Human); Woman; Brahmin; Auspiciousness; Whiteness; Wife; Sexual Happiness; Short; Sour; Flower; Command; Fame; Youthful Vigour; Vehicle; Silver; South-East; Ogling; Scratching; Half A Month; The Quality Of Passion; Strong; Pearl; Yajur Veda; Vaisya; Beauty; Trading; Love-Making; Watery Resort; Elephant; Horse; Variegated Colour; Poetry; Dancing; Middle Age; Singing; Enjoyment; Happiness From The Wife; Gems; Fond Of Humour; Swimmer; Servant; Luck; Variegated Lustre; A Handsome Youth; Kingdom; Scents; Garland; Veena (a string instrument); Flute; Amusement; Lovely Gait; Eight Kinds Of Wealth; All Sorts Of Pleasures; Well Formed Limbs; Sparing In Meals; Spring Season; Ornaments; Eye; Truth Speaking; Proficiency In Art; Semen; Water Sports; Profundity Of Character; Pre-Eminence; Sharp-Witted; Decoration for The Stage; Fond Of Amorous Sports; Broken Health; Love, Greatly Respected And Highly Esteemed; Fondness For White Garments; Bharat Natyama (a form of dance in India); Government Seal; Worshipping Goddess Parvati and Lakshmi; Gentleness; Much Emaciated; Day Sitting Mothers; Literary Composition, Adept at Writing Poetry; Black Hair; Auspicious; Genital Organs; Urine; Afternoon; Diamond

Laziness, Obstruction; Horse; Elephant; Skin (nerves, tendons and ligaments); Gain; Witness; Distress; Sickness; Misunderstanding; Misery; Death; Happiness Through A Woman; Maid Servant; Asses And Mules; Outcast; One With Disfigured Limbs; Haunting Woods; Handsome Look; Gift; A Lord; A Portion Of Life; Eunuch; One Born Of The Lowest Caste; Birds; A Servile Duty; Unrighteous Conduct; One Without Manliness; Telling Lies; Long Lasting; Wind; Old Age; Tendons And Muscles; Strong At The End Of The Day; Sisira Ritu (Winter); Great Anger; Exertion; Born Of A Very Low Mother; Bastard; Golaka (abode of lord Krsna); Dirty Clothes And House; Wicked Mind; Friendship With The Wicket; Black Colour; Evil; Cruelty; Ashes; Black Grains; Gems; Iron; Nobility; A Year; Sudra; One Representing The Father; Learning The Trade Of Another Class; Crippled; Sharp; A Blanket; Facing West; Life Saving Drugs; Downward Look; Agriculture; Life Saving Drugs; Arsenal; A Student Belonging To Another Caste; External Position; North-Eastern; Serpent World; Downfall; Lost in Battle; Wandering; A Spear; Lead; Misdirected Strength; A Turk; Worn Out; Oil; The Tamas Guna; Travelling Through Forests and Over Mountains; Hard-Heartedness; Fear; Long Standing Distress; Hunter; Ugly Hair; Entire Sovereignty; Alarm; Goats And The Like; Buffalos And The Like; Indulging In Sex Pleasure; Dressing Oneself For Amorous Appeals; Worshipping God Yama; Dog; Theft And; Cruel-Hearted

Umbrella; Kingdom; Gathering; Fallacious Argument; Hurting By Speech; Downcast; Wicked Woman; An Irreligious Man; Decorated Vehicle; Gambling; Strong At Twilight; Intriguing With A Wicked Woman; Going Abroad; Impurity; Bone; Enlargement Of Spleen; Falsehood; Downward Look; Perplexity; Emerald; Facing The Southern Quarter; Shelter Of Outcast Or Low People; Painful Swelling; A Big Forest; Wandering In Rugged Places; Mountain; Pain; Staying Outside; Tending Towards Southwest; Wind; Phlegm; Sorrow; Serpent; Night Breeze; Sharp; Long; Reptile; Reading Of Dreams; Travel; A Muhurata; Old Age; A Vehicle; World Of Serpents; Mother; Father Or Maternal Grandfather; Air; An Acute Or Sharp Pain; Catarrh; Breathing; Great Prowess; Forest; Worshipper Of Goddess Durga; Wickedness; Cohabitation With Quadrupeds; Urdu Script; Harsh Words

Worship Of God Chandeeka, God Ganesha And Many Other Gods; Doctor; Dog; Cock; Vulture; Salvation; All Kinds Of Wealth; Consumption; Pain; Fever; Bathing In The Holy Ganges; Great Penance; Wind; A Hunter; Friendship; Conferring Of Prosperity; Stone; Wound; Witchcraft; Inconstancy; Knowledge Of Brahma; Belly; Eye Sore; Stupidity; Thorn; Deer; Knowledge; Observing Silence As A Fast; Philosophy; All Sorts Of Luxuries; Luck; Trouble Form Enemies; Loss Of Appetite; Indifference To The World; Paternal Grandfather; Hunger; Severe Stomach ache; Boils And The Like Skin Troubles; Revolving The Orders Of Arrest; Association Of Sudra.