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# CALCULATION AND INTERPRETATION OF GULIKA AND MANDI

Notes prepared for students by Anthony writer for students of Jyotisha Bharati, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai, India
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GUI.IKA AND MANDI
Brihat parasara Hora shastra states in Chapter 3., Shloka 68 : Whichever portion is ruled by Saturn, will
be the portion of Gulika.
As there are many methods of calculations of Gulika and Mandi in our granthas, at this juncture,
it is always advisable to follow the methods which are research-based. Hence I have chosen to
follow the methods of Dr. K.S, Charak as stated in his book Essentials of Medical Astrology.
Gulika:
- In daytimes the lords of the first 7 parts are the seven planets reckoned from the lord of
the week-day chosen in the order, the Sun, the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and
Saturn.
- The 8th or last portion has no lord.
- Therefore Gulika's position corresponds to the ascendant rising at the beginning of
Saturn's part (that is the beginning of the 7
th
part).
- A lagna (ascendant) is for the time when Gulika begins. This represents the longitude of
Gulika.
Rising time of Gulika for 11
th
May 2014 (Sunday)
Hrs Min
Sunrise at Mumbai 06 20
Sunset in Mumbai 19 16
Dinural arc (dinmaan) 12 56
1/8
th
part of dinmaan 12 hrs 56 min /8 = 1 hr 37 min
On a Sunday, during the day time, Saturns part begins at the 7
th
part from Sunrise. Therefore to
find out the beginning of Saturns part on Sunday (11.5.2014), we have to multiply 1 hr 37 min x 6
= 09 hrs 42 mins.
To find out the beginning of Saturns part during the dinmaan, add 09 hrs 42 mins to Sunrise as
follows:

Sunrise 06 20
Saturns part ends after 09 42
The rise of Gulika 16 02 (at the beginning of Saturns part)

The ascendant for 16 hrs 02 mins will give us the longitude for Gulika.
Finding out the longitude of Gulika

The Sidereal time for 11
th
May 2014 (Raphaels Ephemeris)
ST correction

Rising time of Gulika (-) LMT correction of Mumbai and
then add it to corrected ST (16.02.00 (-) 00.38.40 = 15.23.20
(-) 12..00..00 = 03.23.20 *
Plus ST for 03 hr 23 min 20 sec = 34 secs (33.40)
Hrs Min Sec
03 16 47
00 00 48 (-)
03 15 59
03 23 20* (+)
06 39 19
00 00 34
06 39 53
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Go to table of houses at 19 N lat. We get the following:

ST at 19 degree latitude

06 43 31
(@) 06 39 11
00 04 20
Asc
^
10 G 18
09 17
01 01

ST or RAMC for Gulika
06 39 53
Minus the lower ST 19 N(@) 06 39 11
00 42
Movement of Asc. from 06 39 11 to 06 39 53
Working
^
01 01 x 00 42 = 0 10
04 21

(0 9 51.23) rounded up to 10

^
06 39 11 = 09 G 17
+ 00 10
Asc for 06 39 53 = 09 G 27
Sayana long.)
Minus ayanamsa= 24 03 (-)
Nirayan longitude 15 F 24
of Gulika

Rishi Parasara in the following shloka has described the commencement of Gulika as
follows:

Here the cusp of the sign rising at the beginning of the Gulika segment is considered as
Gulika.
EFFECTS OF GULIKA IN VARIOUS HOUSES (PHALADEEPIKA)
1st House - cruel outlook, eye problems, extreme dislike for classical and traditional literature
and rituals, curses himself.
2
nd
House - Speaks ill of others, has family troubles and monetary hardship.
3
rd
House - arrogant, self-centered and remain aloof from society, likes drinking and has opposition
with siblings.
4
th
House - Lives in unclean environment. Shortage of funds and no pleasure of any conveyance.
5
th
House - Worries on account of children. rigid views and lack higher education.
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6
th
House- engages himself in many vices and suffers from their ill effects. Always bothered by
enemies.
7
th
House cynical character and spoils reputation in family circle distrustful about spouse.
8
th
House - Life full of continuous predicaments. Suffer from chronic diseases speak ill of others.
Always danger to longevity.
9
th
House - Suffering due to early death of father. No religious aptitude.
10
th
House - No proper and profitable sources of income. shifting profession and unsuccessful in
11
th
House - Gains from offspring. abundance of wealth. Luxurious life style.
12
th
House - Poor living. Unable to meet family expenses. Depends on others for financial help.
- Gulika gives favourable results in upachaya houses like 3 6 10 and 11.
- The unavourable results of Gulika are lost when the rashi and Navamsa Lords of Gulika
dispositor are debilitated or combust.

CONJUNCTION OR ASSOCIATION OF PLANETS WITH GULIKA
The natural karaka planets when associated with Gulika destroy or diminish good results of that
planet.
Gulika and Sun - creates lack of comforts for father , harmful to the longevity of Father.
Gulika and Moon - Loss of comforts from mother.
Gulika and Mars - Adverse family relations with co-borns and suffer from their early death.
Gulika and Mercury - Native remain mentally disturbed.
Gulika and Jupiter - the native becomes a hypocrite, misuses the religious feelings of others. religious
fanatic.
Gulika and Venus - brings troubles from women and ruins marital life.
Gulika and Saturn - leads to disease and skin disorder and allergy diseases.
Gulika and Rahu - Prone to infection and virus diseases.
Gulika and Ketu - Fear from fire, bad characters and criminals.

GULIKA AND RAJA YOGAS
Even with many unfavourable traits mentioned above, Gulika posses powers of conferring
Raja Yoga like honouring the native with highest position in profession/career, dignity and
honour throughout life, political powers leading to holding ministerial post. Name and
fame and comforts of luxurious life.

Phala Deepika Chapter 25 sloka 18 describe as follows:

These Raja Yogas will fructify in case the dispositor of Gulika, its Navamsa lords are
placed in Kendra or trikona houses or in its own sign or in its exaltation. These avasthas of
Gulika dispositor nullify the adverse effects of Gulika and give Raj Yoga results. But its
propensity as maraca remain intact.
A Special Rule
A point 180 from Gulika is also considered as acutely malefic in the natal chart. This point must be taken
into consideration when the lethal potential of a planet is to be determined. This is better known as the
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Pramaana Gulika in Vedic astrology. The dispositor of Gulika or Pramaana Gulika may prove fatal during
its dasha, etc., displacing the other maraka or killer planets.
The dasha periods of the dispositor of Gulika or its navamsha lord may prove hazardous.
Gulika in houses 1, 5 or 9 authorises the lagna lord to disburse the maraka effect during its dasha.
Trouble results during the dasha of a planet that happens to be an associate of Gulika in the rashi
chart.
Severe troubles are also likely during the dasha of any planet associating with Gulika in the
Specially adverse results ensue during the dasha period of Jupiter or Saturn when they associate
with Gulika in the navamsha, or the dasha of the Sun when it associates with Gulika in the
dwadashamsha, or that of the Moon associating with Gulika in the Trimamsha chart.
Raja-yoga from Gulika
The dispositor of Gulika, its navamsha lord, placed in a kendra or trikona,
or in its own sign or in exaltation, mollifies the adverse effects of Gulika and gives yoga effects,
though its lethal propensity (markatwa) would remain intact.
Let the Gulika be in a kendra, a trikona, or be strong, in its own house, or in exaltation or in a
friendly house. A potent Raja-yoga results from this disposition.
when the Gulika is associated with Jupiter in the lagna.
1) king or similar status , wealthy
2) having elephants, chariots, vehicles
3) Respected in the house / village / city

To Mitigate the Evil
The evil of Gulika must be neutralised by prescribed remedies. Says Parashara: one should worship
lord Shiva regularly in the evening, bow down to the Sun-god and lord Vishnu in the morning, and
light a holy lamp of ghee before a Shiva temple. This would defy the evil arising out of an adverse
disposition of Gulika.

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MANDI

Considering the duration of day and night
to be equal 12 hours or 30 ghatis Mandi
rises as follows on the days mentioned (in
case the birth is for day time:

Day At ghatis
Sunday 26
Monday 22
Tuesday 18
Wednesday 14
Thursday 10
Friday 6
Saturday 2

If the birth is at night, then consider the values
given above for the day falling 5
th
from above:

Night At ghatis
Sunday 10
Monday 6
Tuesday 2
Wednesday 26
Thursday 22
Friday 18
Saturday 14

Usually, the duration of the day is not exactly 30 ghatikas. In such cases Mandi should be
appropriately altered.
Formula for calculating Mandi :
Formula for day time birth:
Duration of the day in ghati palas x 26, 22, 18, 14, 10, 6 or 2 (from Sunday onwards)
30
Formula for night time birth:
Duration of the night in ghati palas x 10, 6, 2, 26, 22, 18. or 14 (from Sunday onwards)
30
Rising time of Mandi for 11
th
May 2014 (Sunday day time)
Dinmaan = 12 hrs 56 min x 2.5 = 32 ghatis 20 palas
Formula for day (Sunday):
Gh p gh p v hr min sec
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32 20 x 26 = 28 01 20 / 2.5 ( to convert it into hrs min secs) = 11 12 32
30
Add it to Sunrise 06 20 00 (+)
Rise of Mandi 17 32 32
The ascendant for 17hrs 32 mins 32 secs will give us the longitude for mandi.
Finding out the longitude of Mandi

The Sidereal time for 11
th
May 2014 (Raphaels Ephemeris)
ST correction

Rising time of mandi (-) LMT correction of Mumbai and
then add it to corrected ST (17.32.32 (-) 00.38.40 = 16.53.52
(-) 12.00..00 = 04.53.52 *
Plus ST for 04 hr 53in 52 sec = 49 secs
Hrs Min Sec
03 16 47
00 00 48 (-)
03 15 59

04 53 52* (+)
08 09 51
00 00 49
08 10 40

Go to table of houses at 19 N lat. We get the following:

ST at 19 degree latitude

08 12 53
(@) 08 08 44
00 04 09
Asc
^
01H 12
00 15
00 57

ST or RAMC for Mandi
08 10 40
Minus the lower ST 19 N(@) 08 08 44
01 56

Movement of Asc. from 08 08 44 to 08 10 40
Working
^
00 57 x 01 56 = 0 26
04 09

^
08 08 44 = 00 H 15
+ 00 26
Asc for 06 16 49 = 00 H 41
Sayana long.)
Minus ayanamsa= 24 03 (-)
Nirayan longitude 06 G 38
of Mandi

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Results of Mandi in Various Houses: The results of Mandi in Various Houses are given:

1st House: Thin, Built, Diseased Eyes
2nd House: Harsh speech, Poor intellect
3rd House: Good for Health, Conceited
4th House: Bereft of home comforts
5th House: Unstable mind, Pervert thinking, Short life
6th House: Good for Health
7th House: Poor Intellect
8th House: Diseased Face and Eyes, Short stature
9th House: Suffers deprivations of various sorts
10th House: Not good for health, Indulges in unscrupulous deeds
11th House: Good for health
12th House: Miserable

Sources and references :
Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra
Prasna Marg
Phala Deepika
Utarakalamruta
Essentials of Medical astrology by Dr. K.S. Charak
http://vedicastroindia.com/gulika-destroyer-or-promoter.htm