Drekkana and Body Parts
© Sarajit Poddar1. Introduction
This is a matter to wonder, why there are moles on certain parts and why certain partsof the body is more susceptible to cuts and bruises than other parts. However, this is notall, why should we know the influence of planets on different parts of the body. This is ainvariable part in medical astrology and can be used to track which planet is influencingthe body parts under trouble. Jyotish is a beautiful too to uncover, even those thingswhich are covered in the eyes of a seasoned medical practitioner. This makes usappreciate the association of the cosmos with all of us in this world, whether perceptibleor imperceptible to our senses. We are ad midst of the play of the cosmic drama and weare the player. The director is none other than the supreme consciousness, for whom theprinciple of operation of a universe and a cell inside human body are the same. Alas!We do not realize it with our limited senses. However, we can infer, from whatever wecan sense, that there is an invisible reality, which is truer than what we assume to betrue in this material plane of existence based on our senses.
2. What Classics Say?
Decanates and Bodily Limbs.Head, eyes, ears, nose, temple, chin and face is theorder of limbs, denoted (by the various Bhavas), when the first decanate of a Rāśiascends. In the case of the second decanate ascending the order is neck, shoulder,arm, side, heart, stomach and navel. The order for the third decanate ascending ispelvis, anus/penis, testicles, thigh, knee, calf and foot. (BPHS 12.12-12.14)
Left/ Right Parts:The portion already risen indicates left side of the body (whilethe one yet to rise, i.e. the invisible half, denotes the right side of the body).(BPHS 12.12-12.14)
Limbs Affected:The limb, related to a malefic by occupation, will have ulcers, orscars, while the one, related to a benefic, will have a mark (like moles etc). So saythe Jyotishis. (BPHS 12.15)
Marks from Birth or later:Should these planets be in their own Rāśi, or Amsa at birth, then the wound, or mole are right from birth. Otherwise these will becaused later on (in appropriate periods). (Sara 4.6)