CALCULATION OF BHAVAPADA
The pada of Lagna corresponds to the sign, arrived at by counting so many Signs from Lagna Lord, as he is away from the Lagna. Similarly padas for other Bhavas be known through their Lords. The word “pada” exclusively denotes the pada for Lagna. (BPHS 29.1 – 29.3)
The arudha (Pada Lagna) of the Ascendant (and other signs) is the sign obtained by counting as many signs from the Lord as it has progressed from the ascendant (or other sign). (JS 1.1.30)
The pada of the lagna (or lagna pada or Arudha lagna) is arrived at by counting the lagna lord from the lagna first and then counting as many signs from the lagna lord. This can be equated to a mirror and image of an object; where lagna lord is the mirror here, lagna is the object and lagna pada is the image of the lagna. Thus, Arudha of an house is the image of the house against the lord of the house.
The same Bhava or the 7th from it does not become its pada. When the pada falls in the same Bhava, the 10th there from be treated, as its pada. Similarly, when the 7th becomes the pada of a Bhava, the 4th from the original Bhava in question be treated, as its pada. If the ruler of a Bhava be in the 4th from the Bhava, then the very Bhava occupied be noted, as the Pada. (BPHS 29.4 – 29.5)
If the Lord of sign is in the fourth from it, the fourth house becomes the Arudha. (JS 1.1.31)
If the Lord of a sign is in the seventh from it, then the tenth house becomes the Arudha. (JS 1.1.32)
Since the image and the real object cannot be the same, similarly the arudha of a house cannot fall in the house itself. Here 7th house from the concerned house is also considered to be as real as the concerned house itself; hence the arudha cannot fall in the 7th house also. Thus, whenever the Arudha pada of a sign falls in the sign itself or the 7th from the sign, then the final arudha is arrived by counting 10 signs from the intermediate arudha.
Names of the 12 Arudhas are
4. Matrpada / Sukhapada
5. Mantrapada/ Putrapada
6. Rogapada / Shatrupada
7. Darapada / Kalatrapada
8. Maranapada/ Mrtyupada
10. Karmapada / Rajyapada
CALCULATION OF GRAHAPADA
Note the position of a Graha and see how many Signs away is its own Sign with reference to its position. Count so many Signs from the said own Sign and the resultant Sign will become the Arudha of the Graha. If a Graha owns two Signs, or, if a Sign is owned by two Grahas; consider the stronger and declare effects accordingly (BPHS 29.6- 29.7).
Like bhava pada is found by finding the image of the bhava against the bhava lord, the graha pada is found by finding the image of the graha against its sign. Thus count the number of signs from the Graha to its sign, then count as many signs from the concerned sign.
ARUDHA LAGNA AND FINANCES
If the 11th from Lagnapada is occupied, or aspected by planets, the native will be happy and rich. If a benefic is related to the eleventh from the Lagnapada, the wealth will come through various fair means; however a malefic will confer wealth through questionable means. If both benefics and malefics influence the eleventh, then sometimes the gains are from fair means and sometimes from questionable means or it can be both means simultaneously, based on the strength of the planets to confer results (with regards to the strength, we can use the sthana-bala of the planet). If the planet in consideration is in exaltation, mulatrikona, own sign or friendly sign, there will be plenty of gains and plenty of happiness, commensurating the strength of the planets so placed. (BPHS 29.8 – 29.11)
A planet influencing  the eleventh house (from lagnapada) is the harbinger of prosperity (and indicates the sources of enrichment/ wealth). Benefics influencing the 11th indicate gains through righteous means or legally acceptable methods. Malefics influencing the 11th indicate gains through questionable and illegal means. Exaltation, own sign placement etc. of the planet influencing should be considered. (JS 1.3.2- JS 1.3.5)
If a malefic planet aspecting/conjoining the eleventh (from Arudha lagna) simultaneously joins/aspect the sixth house, the income is surely from questionable means. The sources of such income have been indicated by Jaimini in subsequent verses. However, the sign and aspects should also be considered. Similarly, inferences can be made from the lord of eleventh house from Arudha lagna.
11th house is known as Labha bhava or the house of gains. If there are planets placed in or aspecting the 11th from Arudha Lagna, the native shall gain from the sources indicated by those planets. Thus if benefics aspect or associate with the 11th house from the arudha lagna, the gains shall from benefic means, while malefics influencing such house shall show gains from questionable means. The strength of planets influencing the 11th shall be in increasing order of lordshipà aspectà placement.
The source of income shall be indicated in following ways:
The natural significations of the planets such as Jupiter related to priesthood, consulting, advising etc. Venus with things related to sea, gems, beauty items etc.The relationship signified by the planets. Thus, if Sun is placed in the 11th from arudha lagna, the native shall gain from the govt., father etc.The relationships signified by the movable significations (chara karakatva) of the planets. Thus, if darakaraka is placed in the 11th from AL, there can be gains from wife or partnership.Upagrahas can also influence the source of income. Thus Gulika’s or Mandi’s placement can show gain from poisonous materials etc.Placement of other arudha padas show gains due to influence of the things related to such arudha padas.
If the planet is exalted or debilitated, a high level of income is indicated; if in own sign above average income; if in friendly signs, average income and in inimical signs, below average income.
Following table can be used for judging the quantum of gains.
QUANTUM OF GAINS
The lunar aspect/conjunction of the twelfth from Arudha lagna will cause trouble from the ‘king’ provided either one or more of the Sun, Venus or Rahu also aspects/conjoins the twelfth house.
The darapada in a quadrant or trine (from Arudha Lagna) brings the blessing of Sri Devi (i.e. prosperity & good fortune). (JS 1.3.18)If the darapada is in other houses (other than quadrant/trines), the native is unfortunate. (JS 1.3.19)The darapada in a quadrant or trine from Arudha Lagna indicates martial harmony and physical compatibility. (JS 1.3.20)The darapada in the sixth, eight or twelfth houses from Arudha Lagna makes the couple inimically disposed towards each other. (JS 1.3.21)
UPAPADA LAGNA (UL)
9TH FROM UPAPADA
EFFECTS OF PLANETS ON 9TH FROM UL
3RD/ 11TH FROM LAGNAPADA
VARIOUS OTHER RESULTS FROM LAGNAPADA
NOTES FROM ARUDHA SYSTEM OF PREDICTION
Matrpada, Sukhapada (A4)
Putrapada / Mantrapada (A5)
Gurupada/ Bhagyapada/ Pitrpada (A9)
Karmapada/ Rajyapada (A10)
Association of Lagnapada and Bhagyapada
ADDITIONAL NOTES FROM SJC TRADITION
Putra Pada (A5)
Arudha Pada and after life
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