JAIMINI ASTROLOGY – CALCULATION OF MANDOOK DASHA WITH A CASE STUDY JAIMINI ASTROLOGY – MANDOOK DASHA

Sanjay Rath, in his book, Jaimini Maharishi’s Upadesa Sutra, in Adhaya 2, Ch.4,verse 15 states: “The Frog (Mandooka) dasa commences from the ascendant or “adarsa” sign whichever is odd and succeeding dasas will be every third sign”. Further, he adds that Manduka means frog and the movement is called Manduka Gati. He states that the period of the signs are : 7 years for moveable signs, 8 years for fixed signs and 9 years for dual or common signs. - Dr. K.N. Rao states that “mandook Dasha” is applicable to horoscopes in which there are four or more planets (other than Rahu and Ketu) in quadrants or kendras from the Ascendamt or lagna. - These planets could occupy either one or two or three or all the four kendras. Commencement of the dashas as per Dr. K.N. Rao’s method: - The dasha will start from the ascendant if it is an odd sign and one has to proceed in direct order. - The dash will start from the seventh house if the ascendant is an even sign and one has to proceed in an indirect order. - Mandook means frog. The dasha moves like the leap of a frog to the fourth place. The nature of the “frog jump” of Mandook dasha: - If the dasha starts from Chara or Cardinal Signs, it first covers the four cardinal signs. The next four signs could be Sthira(fixed) signs or Dwiswabhava (common) signs. - If the dash starts from Sthir or fixed signs, it first covers the four fixed signs. The next four signs could be cardinal (chara) signs or Dwiswabhavi signs. - If the dasha starts from Dwiswabavi (Common) signs, it first covers the four common signs. The next four could either cardinal signs or fixed sings.
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JAIMINI ASTROLOGY – CALCULATION OF MANDOOK DASHA WITH A CASE STUDY

The following table gives the sequence of Mandook Dasha for the various signs concerned, as per Dr. Rao’s method: Table showing the sequence of the dasha for Aries (odd) sign ARIES(CARDINAL) Start from Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn ODD SIGN Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius – then go to Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces. Table showing the sequence of the dasha for Taurus (even) sign
TAURUS(FIXED) EVEN SIGN
Start from 7th and reverse Scorpio, Leo, Taurus, Aquarius, and then go to

- then go to

(reverse)Libra, Cancer, Aries and Capricorn, the go to Virgo, Gemini, Pisces, Sagittarius.

Table showing the sequence of the dasha for Gemini (odd) sign GEMINI(COMMON) Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces, then go to ODD SIGN Cancer, Libra, Capricorn , Aries and then go to Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius and Taurus Table showing the sequence of the dasha for Cancer (even ) sign
th CANCER(CARDINAL) Start from 7 and reverse: Capricorn, Libra, Cancer, Aries, then go to EVEN SIGN Sagittarius, Virgo, Gemini, Pisces and then to to

Scorpio, Leo, Taurus, Aquarius Table showing the sequence of the dasha for Leo (odd ) sign LEO (FIXED) Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius and Taurus, then go to ODD SIGN Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini and then go to Libra, Capricorn , Aries and Cancer Table showing the sequence of the dasha for Virgo (even ) sign
VIRGO (COMMON) EVEN SIGN Start from 7th & reverse: Pisces, Sagittarius, Virgo, Gemini, then go to

Aquarius, Scorpio, Leo, Taurus and then go to Capricorn, Libra, Cancer, Aries

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JAIMINI ASTROLOGY – CALCULATION OF MANDOOK DASHA WITH A CASE STUDY

Table showing the sequence of the dasha for Libra (odd ) sign LIBRA ( CARDINAL) Libra, Capricorn , Aries and Cancer and then go to ODD SIGN Scorpio, Aquarius and Taurus, Leo and then go to Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini and Virgo Table showing the sequence of the dasha for Scorpio ( even ) sign
SCORPIO (FIXED) EVEN SIGN
Start from the 7th and reverse : Aquarius, Scorpio, Leo, Taurus and then go to

Aries, Capricorn, Libra, Cancer and then go to Pisces, Sagittarius, Virgo, Gemini

Table showing the sequence of the dasha for Sagittarious ( odd ) sign SAGITTARIUS Pisces, Sagittarius, Virgo, Gemini and then go to (COMMON) Capricorn , Aries and Cancer, Libra, then go to ODD SIGN Aquarius, Taurus, Leo and Scorpio Table showing the sequence of the dasha for Capricorn (even ) sign
CAPRICORN (CARDINAL) EVEN SIGN
Start from the 7th and reverse: Cancer, Aries and Capricorn, Libra, then go to

Gemini, Pisces, Sagittarius, Virgo, then go to Taurus, Aquarius, Scorpio, Leo

Table showing the sequence of the dasha for Aquarius ( odd ) sign AQUARIUS (FIXED) Aquarius, Taurus, Leo and Scorpio, then go to ODD SIGN Pisces, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and then go to Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn Table showing the sequence of the dasha for Pisces ( even ) sign
PISCES (COMMON) EVEN SIGN
Start from the 7th and reverse Virgo, Gemini, Pisces, Sagittarius and then to

Leo, Taurus, Aquarius, Scorpio and then go to Cancer, Aries, Capricorn, Libra

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JAIMINI ASTROLOGY – CALCULATION OF MANDOOK DASHA WITH A CASE STUDY

The dasha sub-periods will follow the following orders: Savya order- if the dasha order is direct, the sub-periods for all the dashas will follow the same order. Apasavya order: If the dasha order is indirect, the sub-periods will follow the same order. Calculation of dasha periods: • Count from the rashi to the lord concerned: • Directly in the case of odd rashis • Indirectly in the case of even rashis. • There is no deduction of 1 year as in the case of Chara dasha. • A planet in its own sign will give 12 years. • A planet in the 12th house will give 12 years. • For Scorpio, Ketu is to be ignored and Mars taken, that too in the reverse direction. • If the lord of the house is in the seventh, then take ten years. A CASE STUDY :Person Details & longitudes of planets and points
Sex Date of Birth Time of Birth Day of Birth Ishtkaal Place of Birth Latitude Longitude Male 4 : 10 : 1972 12 : 46 : 1 Wednesday 015-40-21 Mumbai - India 18 : 58 : N 72 : 50 : E Planets Asc Sun Moon Mars Merc Jupt Venu Satn Rahu Ketu R D D D D D D R R R Rashi Sagittarius Virgo Leo Virgo Virgo Sagittarius Leo Taurus Sagittarius Gemini Longit 12-23-2 17-41-2 12-46-5 08-41-0 28-22-4 07-26-2 05-19-3 27-07-2 28-27-5 28-27-57

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JAIMINI ASTROLOGY – CALCULATION OF MANDOOK DASHA WITH A CASE STUDY

The Dasha order in this case study: - In the birth chart, the Ascendant is an odd sign and the dasha will follow the direct zodiacal order. - The dasha starts from Dwiswabavi (Common) signs, it first covers the four common signs. The next four could either cardinal signs or fixed sings. - The order of the dasha will be in direct order from Sagittarius: Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini, Virgo (all common signs) ……. followed by Capricorn, Aries, Cancer, Libra (all cardinal signs) …….. followed by Aquarius, Taurus, Leo and Scorpio (all fixed signs).

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JAIMINI ASTROLOGY – CALCULATION OF MANDOOK DASHA WITH A CASE STUDY

The dasha periods for each sign: Sagittarius Pisces Gemini Virgo Capricorn Aries Cancer Libra Aquarius Taurus Leo Scorpio = = = = = = = = = = = = 12 years ( as the lord Jupiter is swagrahi) 10 years (count reverse from Pisces to Jupiter) 4 years (Count directly to Mercury from Gemini) 12 years (Mercury it’s lord is swagrahi) 10 years ( count reverse from Capricorn to Saturn) 6 years (count from Aries directly to Mars) 12 years (count reverse from Cancer to Moon) 11 years (count directly from Libra to Venus in Leo) 4 years (count directly from Aquarius to Saturn) 10 years (count reverse from Taurus to Venus in Leo) 2 years (count directly to Sun from Leo to Virgo) 3 years (count reverse from Scorpio to Mars in Virgo)

Reference: Jaimini’s Mandook Dasha by Dr. K.N. Rao Jaimini Upadesa Sutra by Sanjay Rath Jaimini Sutram by Pt. P.S> Sastri Astrosagr.com

P.S.: I express my deep gratitude to Dr. K.N.Rao for clearing all the confusion involved in the calculation of Mandook Dasha and giving us clear-cut direction to enable us to use this dasha system with great ease.
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