Unrevealed Usage Of Karakas Via Chara Dasha
An Original Observation
ByRoberto Velicaz, Italy.
Editor: Muhammad Imran, Pakistan
[Roberto is a young astrologer with a humble research oriented mind, his first maiden article deserves great applause and encouragement. Additional applause to M. Imran for being the Editor in piecingtogether this original research in a very lucid and presenting it in a classical style. Roberto remainsindebted to K N Rao for revealing Late
Vemuri Sastri’s Chara Dasha
. The examples illustrated are not for the spoon fed astrologers. - SA]
Dasha is an important predictive technique in Jyotish. It is basically a sign-based Direction and usually ranked top among Phalit Dashas (periods of good-badfruits). Both Parashar
maintained a fair amount of discussion aboutChara Dasha. Yet, controversies over its calculation and utility still exist. Thefirst reason is the highly terse and complex formation of ancient Jyotish texts and thesecond reason is dozens of their commentaries and annotations. On the other hand, modernliving authorities on Jaimini Phalit Dashas, have abstained to
decode the codes
CharaKarakas and Chara Dasha
(at least in their published stuff). That is why, choosing a flawlesspath has really become hard
for today’s Jyotish learner.
This writ-up intends to highlight an
untold aspect of timing adverse events
through CharaDasha. According to scribe, there is a
direct relation between occurring of adverse event and the running Chara Dasha having Gnathikaraka (GK) in 1st or 6th there from
The particular area of lifeshould scrutinize from relevant divisional chart
(Varga Chakra). Before properly establishing thementioned above thesis, let
first understand the Gnathikaraka (GK) and Varga Chakra.There are many types of Karaka (signifying planet or indicator) in Jyotish. Among themChara Karaka is a special scheme of planetary arrangement with respect to their celestiallongitudes in zodiacal sign. But there are three main schools of thought about total numberof Chara Karakas. First propounds that there should be 7 Chara Karaka (from Sun to Saturn,
Chara is often pronounced as ‘Char’. In Sanskrit,
means dynamic, moving, mutable, living, passage, agent, andherald.
Brihat Parashar Hora Shastar: Santhanam Translation, Chapter 46, verse 158-166, and Chapter 50, verse 1-97.
Whereas, in G.C. Sharma’s translation, Chara Dasha computation is given in Chapter 48 and its results in Chapter 52.
Maharishi Jaimni Sutram: Quarter III and Quarter IV of Chapter 2.